8 1/2

This film is a foreign black and white classic, I went into this film this expecting a great and wonderful film. To be honest I was not disappointed the entire film centers around a director who is trying to make a film when his lover and wife show up at the same time. From there the film becomes a cinematic masterpiece which blurs the lines between what is real and what is in the director’s head. While the film does have a rather slow and tedious start it is well…

The 7th Seal

The 7th Seal is a beautifully executed piece of classic cinema. The film itself is timeless focusing on a man playing a chess game with the grim reaper/death for his life. Throughout the film it’s rather interesting pacing helps keeps the viewers attention. While some of the film the viewer will be wondering what they are watching the movie is a treat and well made. It really feels like a well executed Shakespearean play. The dialogue between Gunnar Björnstrand and Death is interesting and helps make the film very cerebral…

Inglourious Basterds

Well this film is bizarre and it is what you expect from a Tarantino film. There is a great sense of humor and blood with this alternate history WW2 film. The idea of the film is great although the ending does get a bit weird. The idea of the film is much like The Eagle Has Landed except it’s on the opposite the allies are trying to kill Hitler instead of Germans trying to kill Churchill. What makes this film is the hilarious scenes and the sense of humor the…

Jacob’s Ladder

This film is a cult classic and it’s easy to see why. From the start of the film it literally begins to mess with your mind. At which point the entire plot of the film leaves the viewer wondering what is real and what is fake. The acting is great and makes the film even more believable. George Alexander makes an appearance in the film which was a nice surprise to me. I really like movies that make you think and wonder what is real. This is a must see…

The Hateful Eight

This film that almost wasn’t probably should have stayed that way. Now I do like Tarantino films, this one was honestly just a disappointment. At first the film looks like an actually decent western, however it spirals down from about halfway point becoming what we expect from this director, bloody and disgusting. It was such a weird juxtaposition that it ruins the film. I wanted to like this film, but I just couldn’t. As a western it’s terrible and the rest is just not worth watching. Bottom Line (Warning Contains…

Green Street Hooligans

While Elijah Woods is probably best know for his appearance in The Lord Of The Rings films, however one of his best works is Green Street Hooligans. The film centers around Matt Buckner, Elijah Woods, being kicked out of a prestigious university and struggling to find a purpose in life. He then goes to England and joins a firm for a British Premier League team. The film then focuses on the changes that happen to Matt. The plot is incredible and really pulls the viewer in. The acting is amazing…

The Darjeeling Limited

What do you get when you combine Wes Anderson, Owen Wilson, Adrien Brody, and Jason Schwartzman? A wonderfully comical and bizarre film The Darjeeling Limited. The film has beautiful cinematography not only with balance but as well as background. From start to finish the movie is a trip. The plot interesting and makes the viewer constantly ask what is going on. It flows beautifully with comedy and drama. The comedic parts of the film are incredible and quite memorable. Characters have some of the best depth that I have ever…

Reservoir Dogs

Quentin Tarantino’s Reservoir Dogs is a cult classic and it easy to see why. The entire premise of the movie is interesting because it deals with the aftermath of a bank robbery gone wrong. From camera angles to dialogue Reservoir Dogs is simply a cut above other drama films. If there are some drawbacks to this movie it would be the excessive amount of blood and profanity, but to be honest that is the case in almost every Quentin Tarantino film. There are certain times where I really love this…

Pulp Fiction

Bloody, funny, easily quotable, and genius describes Pulp Fiction in the best way possible. John Travolta and Samuel L. Jackson is an unbeatable combination with beautiful monologues making this movie very memorable, in a good way. After one watch you will be quoting this movie and understanding a bunch of references that are made in pop culture today. This is the brilliance of this Quentin Tarantino film. It is a must see film and should be on everybody’s buck list. Bottom Line (Warning Contains Spoilers) Pulp Fiction is a very…

Black Swan

Black Swan is one of the greatest thriller movies ever made. It made me question my sanity from all the twists and turns. The complexity of the plot is mind blowing. The subtle changes from what is real and what isn’t is brilliant. Natalie Portman truly delivers a stunning performance with varying ranges of emotions to bring life to her character. While Mila Kunis acts her part to a T as an anti-Natalie Portman. The special effects wonderfully blends reality with fantasy because of its minimal use. A wonderful soundtrack…