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  • Booksmart

    Booksmart

    ★★★★

    78

    "Who is she supposed to be?"

    "The orthodontist."

    Consistently charming, devoted to the laugh, and not the raunchy. Never did I feel that it was going for a gag beyond the natural state of the story. Olivia Wilde allows the ensemble and scenario to flourish via fully-realized characters, and Kaitlyn Dever and Beanie Feldstein are fucking superstars. Not much else to say about it! It's really good, folks!

  • Someone Great

    Someone Great

    15

    A film conceived, produced, and constructed by a buzzfeed quiz tumblr woke twitter supercomputer, in which not one character is allowed outside their set-type of upper-class millennial discomfort. Oh boo hoo! Is this what Netflix, otherwise known as one of many 'Big Brands', thinks of millennials? Comfortably lost in their Social Media and Journalism jobs, upset with their long-term relationships they haven't paid attention to because they're too busy having the Time of Their Life at their Place of…

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  • Bohemian Rhapsody

    Bohemian Rhapsody

    ½

    1

    "How many times do we need to teach you this lesson, old man?"

    Abominable. Chickenshit exploitation of queerness and public persona, in addition to being formally inept. Every single element of this movie is subpar, lacking in nuance and a solid foundation of existence. All of the reaction shots are gold - everyone is lost: in geography, character motivation, respect of authenticity or even some semblance of cinematic coherence. Nothing is even remotely aware of its functionality. The film…

  • Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2

    ★★★★½

    87

    Setting: Marvel Board Meeting

    Kevin: "And then I said, we already put in 3 end-credits scenes, how about 2 more?!?"

    *eruptive laughter*

    Marvel Exec #2: "You're such a card, Kevin."

    Kevin: "These movies don't make themselves!"

    Marvel Exec #3: "Well I mean they kinda do. That's why we installed that conveyer belt in northern Idaho and everything."

    Kevin: "You got me there!"

    *Meeting Room door opens*

    Kevin: "Well look who it is, our crazy director intern, come in James."…