Saturday, January 25, 2020

The Gentlemen




Remember the early 00s? Remember thinking Guy Ritche was the shit? Remember loving Lock, Stock & Two Smoking Barrels and Snatch? Remember Guy Ritchie got Madonna's snatch and then directed Swept Away and it was crap? Then he tried to go back to his roots with Revolver and RockNRolla  before settling on mediocre blockbusters? Well now he went back to his roots again, but this time he might have just directed his best film! Sharp script, snappy dialogue, great acting, awesome violence, this is the Ritchie i have been wanting! So far with this and Underwater 2020 is off to a great start. With this we get a both a stylish crime film but a perfect dry comedy.

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Underwater



William Eubank impressed me with Love almost 10 years ago, then everyone jizzed over the Signal, which was a bit underwhelming. His latest, Underwater, is pretty fucking awesome. From the very start of the film we are in the main plot, a little over 90 minutes later and it doesn't let up. I have always found the sea to be fascinating, even scary just because we can send a man to the moon but not to the bottom of the ocean, this film tackles that. It is hardly the first to do so but it is refreshing to have a film like this in theatres. Take a working class crew from The Thing of Alien, set it underwater, have em face off with Lovecraftian creatures and toss in more Alien moments  and you have a solid film. It doesn't try to be anything more than what it gives us, and i got exactly what i wanted, and it isn't just Kristen Stewart's wardrobe.

Thursday, January 9, 2020

1917



1917 might just have topped Once Upon a Time in Hollywood as the best film of 2019. This could very well be the best war film since Saving Private Ryan. Sam Mendes has crafted his masterpiece. This dethrones American Beauty as his best, aswell as Jarhead as my favorite of his. Such precision went in to crafting this film to look like one take, i kept trying to find the hidden cuts, i am sure i know where they were but yowie wowie they were masked perfectly.  The acting and score are both wonderful, and the pacing is fantastic, especially for a film like this. The imagery is haunting, and at times disturbing as it depicts the horrors of war. This is an intense film, and it is truly deserving of all the awards.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Film of the Decade



1. It

2. Scott Pilgrim

3. Drive

4. The Rise of Skywalker

5. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

6. The Force Awakens

7. Sicario

8. Guardians of the Galaxy

9. Snowpiercer

10. John Wick

11. The World's End

12. Grand Budapest Hotel

13.  Black Swan

14. Us

15. Kick Ass

16. Inception

17. The Babysitter

18. Free Fire

19. Split

20. Bad Times at the El Royale

21. Burying the Ex

22. Final Girls

23. Perks of Being a Wallflower

24. Green Room

25. Lala Land

Monday, January 6, 2020

Film of the Year



1. The Rise of Skywalker

2. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

3. Us

4. It Chapter 2

5. Jay & Silent Bob Reboot

6. Doctor Sleep

7. Ready of Not

8. Joker

9. John Wick Chapter 3

10. Knives Out

11.1917

12. Villains

13. The Art of Self Defense

14. Peanut Butter Falcon

15. Jojo Rabbit

16. The Banana Splits Movie

17. Happy Death Day 2U

18. Child's Play

19. Glass

20. Little Monsters

21. Zombieland: Doubletap

22. Under the Silver Lake

23. Endgame(i'll also toss in Captain Marvel and Far From Home, cause to me MCU is just mass produced candy. Not a bad thing)

24. Parasite

25. Shaft

26. Godzilla: King of the Monsters

27. Detective Pikachu

28. Ad Adstra

29. Terminator Dark Fate

30. Critters Attack

31. Dolemite is My Name

32. Jumanji The Next Level

33. Good Boys

34. Alita

35. Shazam

36 Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark

37. Motherless Brooklyn

38. One Cut of the Dead

39. Dragged Across Concrete

40. The Irishman

41. Velocipsator

42. Lucky Day

43. Madness in the Method

44. High Life

45. Lords of Chaos

46. Paddleton

47, Book Smart

48. Velvet Buzzsaw

49, El Camino

50 .Rim of the World


*Edit* I had Satanic Panic tied Riot Girls: Neither were perfect but were fun, but 1917 had to be added*

Saturday, January 4, 2020

TV Show of the Decade



1. Lost

2. Stranger Things

3. Mr. Robot

4. Community

5. Breaking Bad

Friday, January 3, 2020

TV Show of the Year



1. Mr. Robot

2. The Mandalorian

3. Stranger Things

4. Cobra Kai

5. Orange is the New Black

6. The Good Place

7. Santa Clarita Diet

8. Happy

9. The Simpsons

10. GLOW