• Copshop

    Copshop

    ★★★½

    2021 Ranked
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    Copshop is the type of movie you don’t see as much in today’s industry. An entertaining, solid genre movie that’s filled with enough action and thrills to make you satisfied when leaving the theater. Even if it’s the type of thing you’ve seen a hundred times.

    Other than nothing being incredibly original, the title Copshop is the only other real gripe I hold against this movie. It’s just very cheesy and so Joe Carnahan… and not in…

  • Easy Rider

    Easy Rider

    ★★★★

    Easy Rider is the sort of film that sneaks up on you. It’s consistently good throughout, but you don’t realize how invested you were til the movie is over. At least that was my experience with this one. 

    If you didn’t already know, the film is about two hippie outcasts seeking peace in a world that refuses to accept them. There’s conflict around every corner. People in positions of power looking for excuses to arrest, or abuse them. Meanwhile all…

  • Memento

    Memento

    ★★★★

    Yep, still just as good. Brilliantly written and edited in a way that constantly has you questioning things as if you’re in the same frame of mind as the protagonist.

  • Munich

    Munich

    ★★★★

    Man… this was brutal.


    2005 Personally Ranked

  • Malignant

    Malignant

    ★★★½

    Alright, admittedly this is pretty schlocky. It’s overacted, it’s cheesy as all hell, it’s kind of dumb, and it’s not going to work for everyone. With that out of the way, it’s everything a B-Movie should be. 

    It cleverly sets up its bonker twists and it certainly earns them; even if it’s to an over the top effect that not everyone will love. To be fair, this is the first real entry in the slasher genre in recent years that…

  • Merantau

    Merantau

    ★★★

    Yeah, the story and some of the characters aren’t very good, but my god… when Gareth Evans is directing the action, does it even matter?

  • The Night Comes for Us

    The Night Comes for Us

    ★★★½

    Just as brutal and well choreographed as I remembered.

  • Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

    ★★★★½

    I can’t exactly express just how happy I am that this movie exists. The editing and cinematography are perhaps some of the very best.

    The use of music is goddamn brilliant and occasionally moved me to tears which is a bit embarrassing considering the type of film this is. The old time photo montages gave me chills.  
     So perfectly casted and directed. 


    It also includes what’s debatably the best freeze frame of all time. I love this movie.

  • His Girl Friday

    His Girl Friday

    ★★★★

    I had the pleasure of viewing this in my Film History class today that spans the early Classical Hollywood era of movie making.

    It’s really such a treasure to watch early Hollywood films while you’re learning about the people involved and the studios that produced them. With that being said, perhaps I had some incentive to like this one as a result. 

    Naturally after we watched the movie on the giant screen in our class, (it was like being in…

  • Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

    ★★★½

    It took me a bit to formulate my full thoughts on this one, but I’m ready to talk about it. 

    Shang Chi rules. It’s so refreshing to see an MCU project feel so disconnected from the rest of the properties. Ironically, the set up and abundance of cameos tends to hurt the other movies after a while and strip them of their individuality. Shang Chi doesn’t suffer that problem. Like Black Panther, it basks in its culture and explores new…

  • The Raid

    The Raid

    ★★★½

    Hell yeah

  • Enter the Dragon

    Enter the Dragon

    ★★★★

    Woah!!!
    Talk about one of a kind…

    This has perhaps one of the most iconic, action packed final acts I’ve ever seen. This film did just about everything I was hoping it would. The story wasn’t entirely engaging the way it could have been, but just about everything else fired off on all cylinders. 

    As a review I read here stated, there are moments in the movie that can be problematic and don’t hold up today. But for each moment like that,…