Why I Won’t Be Rating Films In My Reviews Anymore

I think in the heat of the summer blockbusters, I find it easy to get caught up in the idea of rating films out of five stars, ten points, two thumbs, whatever the scale might be. Most of the superhero and action fare that comes out is formulaic and predictable enough to directly compare in a logical way: this one had an interesting lead, this … Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Rating Films In My Reviews Anymore

Klaus Review – A Visually Masterful Netflix Delight (Rating: 7/10)

Two dimensional animation from major studios has been struggling for years in the West. While Japan has a grand tradition of beautiful, complex, cel animated films that is being continued on to great success by artists like Makoto Shinkai and Mamoru Hosoda, Hollywood is dominated by CGI, with Pixar leading the charge. Now that the Disnay department for 2D animation is no more, it seems … Continue reading Klaus Review – A Visually Masterful Netflix Delight (Rating: 7/10)

The Irishman – Scorsese’s Melancholy Farewell To The Genre He Perfected (Rating: 10/10)

I must admit, I went into The Irishman somewhat dreading it. American crime films have always been somewhat of a blind spot for me as someone who tends towards foreign animation and camp horror movies, and I find the trials and tribulations of hard-lined machismo more irritating than affecting, particularly when it comes at the expense of female characters. A 210-minute long movie in a genre I … Continue reading The Irishman – Scorsese’s Melancholy Farewell To The Genre He Perfected (Rating: 10/10)