• Sleepers

    Sleepers

    ★★★

    There is a very good movie hiding in here somewhere. It contains some excellent actors putting in great performaces and often, there are moments of actual greatness in this film, but my word, it really needed to calm done on all the voice-over narration. Far too frequent and often times, simply unnecessary because I could usually understand the significance of a moment, or the relationship of different characters, or something like that without the narrator having to tell me.

    There…

  • The Power of the Dog

    The Power of the Dog

    ★★★½

    Always a pleasure watching talented actors at the top of their game.

  • Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness

    ★★

    The memes are a lot more fun than this movie. There are literally only 2 Marvel movies i care less for than this and no other Marvel character i care less for than America Chavez.

    And in order for this movie to happen, the writers had to turn "The smartest man alive" Reed Richards and Dr Strange, who we know to be a pragmatic and intelligent guy, into chuckle heads. That's the real madness.

  • The Raid

    The Raid

    ★★★★½

    If i put my cinephile cap on, i'll definitely find multiple things i dislike about it. Probably the most valid thing i dislike about it being its English dub. But when the action scenes are this exciting and this kinetic, that's hardly a concern. The simple fact is that the action scenes in this movie are glorious. Particularly the hand-to-hand combat. It's all dirty, brutal, fast paced and hard hitting, in just the proportions i like. It serves up the type of thrills that few other action movies can match. I'm talking about the types of thrills i get playing Sleeping Dogs. It's very good.

  • Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    Mission: Impossible - Fallout

    ★★★★★

    Ever since I started using Letterboxd, I’ve had this movie down at 9/10 and to be honest, I’m not sure what’s held it back. As far as action movies are concerned, it does everything I want it to and it does it almost flawlessly.

    It’s got the most exciting, most electrifying, most memorable and most varied set of stunts in any movie I’ve seen with the HALO jump being my favourite. It has all the twists and turns I’d want…

  • The Last King of Scotland

    The Last King of Scotland

    ★★★½

    I really only have two substantial thoughts on this movie:

    Firstly, Forest Whitaker is genuinely scary, but also, just exceptionally good as Idi Amin. There was so much depth to the performance and in a lot of ways, he was carrying this movie, completely outshining everyone else.

    I also wish they made more movies like this shining a light on African conflicts and influential African individuals. I generally love those types of movies.

  • Hotel Rwanda

    Hotel Rwanda

    ★★★★★

    The comparisons between this and Schindler's List certainly do make sense. The parallels are very noticeable and perhaps Schindler's List is a superior movie in terms of direction and its general sense of personality. However, Schindler's List did not hit me in the feels anywhere near as hard, nor as frequently, as this is did. It is an utterly gut wrenching movie. And i just have a soft spot for war films that depict African conflicts. I tend to always…

  • Uncharted

    Uncharted

    TL;DR: A hard movie to finish full of the most bland inoffensive uncreative action and treasure hunting that just doesn't excite me, with characters that don't feel anything like their video game counterparts. Its the right kind of generic action comedy shtick that makes big money so it doesn't surprise me that it made loads and is generally well liked by average audiences.

    I think this movie is remarkably boring. Sure, it does have some call-backs and scenes practically lifted…

  • The Founder

    The Founder

    ★★★½

    Its a solid and entertaining enough movie with little particularly special about it to set it apart from any other biopic. The song, "Boom, Like That" by Mark Knopfler manages to tell this story in 4 minutes whilst being more entertaining. But here's the thing, Michael Keaton is absolutely superb in this movie. Oozing with charisma, charm and ambition. So much so that whatever flaws this movie may have, he'll probably convince you that they are positives. It's an example of an actor dragging a movie forward. Because of him, i liked this movie.

  • The Pursuit of Happyness

    The Pursuit of Happyness

    ★★★½

    This film is very melodramatic. Having had my own small taste of the types of things Chris Gardner goes through and feels in this movie, I'd have thought I'd relate to it more and feel more impacted by it. But i don't. This movie does pull on the heart strings and a lot of that has to do with the performances of Will Smith and his son, Jaden. They are endearing. But i don't know. This movie never got me…

  • Warrior

    Warrior

    ★★★½

    This is a very solid movie and i was not at all expecting it to have so much emotion to it. The characters are so endearing. I wasn't feeling a lot of the action scenes because of the way they were shot but one thing i did get hyped for Kurt Angle. Watching him throw Joel Edgerton around was a lot of fun.

  • King Richard

    King Richard

    ★★★★

    I watched this in two sessions on the bus and i've gotta say that i loved it. I never thought Will Smith was a great actor but i can see now why he won best actor. I bought into this movie so heavily because of him and Aunjanue Ellis, and because i was so interested in the family's struggles and tensions. It was dramatic, emotional and it all felt real to me thanks to those wonderful actors.

    Saniyya Sidney taking…