• Around the World in 80 Days

    Around the World in 80 Days

    ★★★★

    First watch of the new year! Technically not a movie but a miniseries, but that was perfect for my New Year's Day since I always spend that day in bed watching movies, so I had something to watch that covered half the day. It was the first version of Around the World in 80 Days I've ever seen (unless Tweety's High Flying Adventure counts? It should because it actually spoiled the ending for me!), and for some reason I always…

  • Victor/Victoria

    Victor/Victoria

    ★★★★½

    I'm so glad we picked this film for New Year's Eve! It was perfect for a family movie night on a winter holiday and gave us the glamour we didn't get at home. I had seen it once when I was maybe eleven or twelve years old, so I had forgotten a lot and only remembered a few scenes and some of the major plot points. I also wasn't able to appreciate its enormous progressiveness and how remarkable it is…

  • Titanic

    Titanic

    ★★★★½

    On paper, this film has nothing that sparks my interest. I don't like disaster movies, I'm not very interested in the particular disaster of the sinking of the Titanic, nor its time period, I hadn't heard of any subplots or side storylines that sounded good, and the actor I like most out of the entire cast is Kathy Bates, who only has a small supporting role. Despite all of these rather bad signs, I genuinely enjoyed watching Titanic. The characters…

  • Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

    ★★★

    Before I started this I saw that it was two hours and twenty minutes long and I assumed there would be absolutely no reason for that, and I was right. Why the hell is Chitty Chitty Bang Bang two hours and twenty minutes long?! That's actually a bad idea when children are your target audience! And the plot was quite messy and could have easily omitted one or two storylines. Anyway, I did have fun watching it. I obviously didn't…

  • The Pianist

    The Pianist

    ★★★½

    I remember that we almost watched this film in history class in tenth grade when our teacher wanted to watch a movie with us and brought a selection of DVDs to let us vote on, but I don't remember what we ended up watching. What matters is that I hadn't seen The Pianist until now, so I'm glad I finally watched it. I've seen embarrassingly few Roman Polanski movies and this was one step further to having seen more.

    I…

  • The Color of Money

    The Color of Money

    ★★★

    This was one of the worse Scorsese films for me personally. I found the theme and story not very interesting and the runtime was too long. The cast was good, but not spectacular. What I liked most was the cinematography and the editing, they were nice to look at, just as I expect from Marty. And I liked the ending. But I honestly don't see myself coming back to The Color of Money.

    My Martin Scorsese Ranking

  • Midsommar

    Midsommar

    ★★½

    I was hoping to find one more horror movie to love with this one, but it turned out to be a disappointment. The premise of a horror film with a super bright color palette and lots of light intrigued me very much because it's the opposite of basically every other horror movie's aesthetic. It also got great reviews and stars Florence Pugh, with whom I'm officially in love by now, she's just such an amazing actress. Midsommar was a very…

  • Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

    Naked Gun 33⅓: The Final Insult

    ★★★

    I loved the opening to this! I had missed more classic film references in the first two Naked Gun movies, so this was great. I also loved that the last third took place at an Oscar ceremony. Apparently these filmmakers must be big fans of Saturday Night Fever, this is the second time they're referencing it with an extended scene. Just like part two, I think this was a surprisingly good follow-up, and the whole franchise was better than I expected.

  • Fatman

    Fatman

    ★★★½

    Two years after its release, I finally got around to watching this movie. I was interested in it from the beginning because of Mel Gibson, I think he's a great choice to play a modern Santa Claus, and it looked like a very different take on the Christmas movie "genre" which I appreciate a lot. I'm usually not a fan of action movies, but in this case it actually intrigued me, all of these things combined just sounded really good.…

  • The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

    The Naked Gun 2½: The Smell of Fear

    ★★★

    First of all I have to say that I watched all of these three movies back to back, which was a lot and I think I wasn't paying attention as much as I could have. That being said, this was a much better sequel than I expected, I actually think it's almost on the same level as the first one. The plot was surprisingly interesting again and much more than just a vehicle for comedy, which I had expected before…

  • The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    The Naked Gun: From the Files of Police Squad!

    ★★★½

    I was introduced to the Airplane! movies at an early age, but somehow my mom is not a fan of the Naked Gun franchise, so I had never seen it before. One of my favorite comedic filmmakers names the ZAZ trio that made all of these as a major influence, so naturally I had to see these movies at some point. I thought that The Naked Gun was a really good parody, and I say that as a fan of…

  • The King

    The King

    ★★★★

    Since it was Elvis' birthday, I thought it was a good day to watch another documentary about him. This one was far from an easy watch because it's mostly about him in the context of American culture, history before him as well as after him and the American dream, and his influence on all of that of course.

    The filmmakers interviewed celebrities and people from lower classes alike, and it was really interesting to hear their views on the society…