parasite – bong joon ho

Rating: 5/5 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 (Minor Spoilers) The cinematic masterpiece Parasite swept the 2020 Academy Awards, taking home four Oscars for Best Original Screenplay, Best Directing, Best International Film, and Best Picture. I watched the movie with my friend two nights before the Oscars, determined to understand the buzz surrounding it. Going into the movie, I had [...]

a quiet place – john krasinski

Rating: 4.5/5 In which Jim from The Office delivers such a powerful performance A Quiet Place has become the first horror movie that has managed to made me cry. I've said before in another review that I was a sucker for horror/thriller movies and movies like A Quiet Place are the reason why. Other similar movies include The Babadook, Get Out, [...]

avengers: endgame

THIS REVIEW RELIES HEAVILY ON MAJOR SPOILERS. DON'T READ THIS IF YOU HAVEN'T SEEN THE MOVIE. Rating: 5/5 Before I started writing this, I low-key wanted to talk about how I got into Marvel movies and why I watch them. Besides the obvious fact that the visuals and heroes are badass, I love most of [...]

the shape of water – guillermo del toro

Rating: 3/5 (Major Spoilers) I have very mixed feelings about this movie. From previous experiences with director del Toro, I thought this was the perfect movie for me - combining the fantastical/magical realist elements of the amphibian man with the historical setting of the Cold War. The Shape of Water follows Elisa, a mute woman [...]