Tom has written 15 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ during 2018.

  • Die Hard

    Die Hard

    ★★★★½

    Ho-Ho-Ho

    Nothing says Christmas like John McClane taking down German terrorists at Nakatomi Plaza.

    Merry Christmas.

  • A Simple Favor

    A Simple Favor

    ★★★★½

    Anna Kendrick & Blake Lively are superb here. It's dramatic, suspenseful, full of twists and also funny in places too. One of my favourites of the year for sure.

  • Con Air

    Con Air

    ★★★★½

    Once found it too corny and stupid to even finish it. Gave it another chance and what an absolute blast. Strange how feelings can change so much from one viewing to the next.

  • Incredibles 2

    Incredibles 2

    ★★★★½

    Although I loved The Incredibles back in 2004, it's not one I have revisited properly since, but the superb opening sequence of Incredibles 2 drew me straight back in to the characters and their world.

    The action is fast paced and at times it actually looked real. I think the film was really well balanced as well so it didn't become repetitive. Although the action was superb, there was many moments of the characters interacting with each other in daily…

  • Flatliners

    Flatliners

    ★★★★½

    Excellent cast, great concept, nice visuals. Intriguing from start to finish, unlike anything I've seen before.

  • The Disaster Artist

    The Disaster Artist

    ★★★★½

    Very funny and James Franco was excellent. The comparison scenes at the end have also confirmed that I never want to watch The Room.

  • The Iron Giant

    The Iron Giant

    ★★★★½

    I really loved this film. It's short & sweet at just 80 minutes with a simple but powerful story. The animation style is wonderful and overall it's just a joy to watch.

  • Hereditary

    Hereditary

    ★★★★½

    Hereditary will certainly divide opinions and it's best to go in without knowing much.

    The build up is unnerving with some really creepy and shocking moments. It is a slow burner but it never feels long or drawn out. Despite it being 2 hours it easily held my interest all the way through and the final act is just bat shit crazy. The cast were superb. Toni Colette will get a lot of praise and rightly so but I thought…

  • A Quiet Place

    A Quiet Place

    ★★★★½

    Terrifically tense atmosphere that had me on edge from start to finish. The cast were all superb and by the end I was left in need of a lay down.

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★★★½

    Great cast & a cool story with a few twists. One of the best comedies in recent years.

    "Any of you fucking pricks move, I'm gonna execute every motherfucking last one of you!"

  • RoboCop

    RoboCop

    ★★★★½

    First time watching since about 15 years ago. Still great.

  • The Long Kiss Goodnight

    The Long Kiss Goodnight

    ★★★★½

    Geena Davis on a killing spree. Samuel L. Jackson calling everyone a motherfucker.

    A classic Christmas film.