Ian's Movie Reviews
Short Reviews of Movies, Board Games, and Other Stuff

Posts Tagged ‘movies

Introducing Cinema in Seconds

November 7, 2021

Well its been a while since I’ve updated my blog, but I thought it may finally be time. So what have I been doing since I last posted? Well, I started a podcast! Introducing Cinema in Seconds with myself and Daniel from Eyebrow Cinemas! The premise of the show is that we take small moments […]

Revisiting Star Wars

December 28, 2020

And so I end my Star Wars rewatch at the beginning: Star Wars, the one that started it all. Let’s take a look. Highlights One thing I love about Star Wars is how complete the story feels and how classic of a tale it tells. Sure its a very straight forward hero’s journey, but what’s […]

Revisiting Star Wars: The Spin-Offs

December 13, 2020

I’ve now gone through most of the main films, many of which I have already seen many times. Now I’m going to look at the spin-offs, both of which I have only seen once each in theaters.  Rogue One was particularly awkward after watching it, as we saw it in a large group then went […]

Revisiting Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker

November 22, 2020

And so we come to the most recent film in my Star Wars rewatch: The Rise of Skywalker.  Obviously this only came out a year ago, so my thoughts likely wont change too much from then, but I was interested to see how it works in context with the other films.  In December I found […]

Revisiting Star Wars: Return of the Jedi

November 7, 2020

The rewatch continues, and I now move to the film which used to be the conclusion to the Saga… Highlights: I love the Jabba’s Palace sequence. The production design of his headquarters is outstanding, and the Jabba puppet itself is so unique and tactile; it really looks great. I also love the atmosphere set up […]

Revisiting Star Wars: The Phantom Menace

October 17, 2020

I still remember the hype around this movie and how excited teenage Ian was to see it.  I avoided knowing too much, but of course images of Amadala and Darth Maul would make their way to my retinas, which only amplified my anticipation.    And it worked.  I was very into this movie.  It was only […]

Revisiting Star Wars: The Last Jedi

September 26, 2020

On to perhaps the most contentious of the Star Wars films.  The Last Jedi divided fans, though I’ll be honest that I have a lot of trouble understanding why.  Its really unfortunate, as this fan divide would shift the momentum of the new Star Wars film franchise considerably.  But that doesn’t detract from the greatness […]

Revisiting Star Wars: The Force Awakens

September 7, 2020

Remember 2015, when the long awaited new Star Wars film was released?  Such optimistic times, where everyone got on board to enjoy this new film.  Star Wars fans were united and the future of the franchise seemed so bright.  Sigh… Time to revisit The Force Awakens. Highlights: What this movie did really well was not […]

Revisiting Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back

August 20, 2020

Continuing with my Star Wars rewatch, and I will just say that I did like this one better than Attack of the Clones.  Hot take, I know. Highlights: This movie looks gorgeous.  The canvases of Hoth, Dagobah, the Asteroid field, etc.  all weaves into this incredible looking fabric of film. This is Yoda at his […]

Revisiting Star Wars: Attack of the Clones

August 9, 2020

I am going to revisit all the Star Wars movies over the next while.  I have been a Star Wars fan since I was a kid and have seen most of the movies a number of times.  This is just based on the current series rewatch I have decided to undertake.  I will start with […]

Top Ten Superhero Movies of the Decade

March 17, 2020

10. The Avengers I’m not sure this ones going to hold up well over time, but it was a big deal.  Maybe it makes the list more on its significance.  Second half much better than the first. –   9. Captain America: Winter Solider Sure it gave up the MCU’s lamest character in Bucky Barnes […]

Top Ten Horror Movies of the Decade

February 24, 2020

10. Black Swan Does this count as a horror movie?  Its sort of psychological horror, right?  Anyways, I haven’t seen it in a while, but remember really liking it.  So it makes the list. – 9. Halloween Despite how much I hate that they want this to be a sequel to Halloween, yet called it […]

My Most Anticipated Movies of 2020

February 20, 2020

Looking ahead to 2020… I’m actually not looking forward to much.  I’m hopeful there will be great movies coming out, but at this point, not quite sure what they will be.  So this is just more of a few that caught my eye, mostly because of who is making them. 5. Wonder Woman 1984 I […]

My Worst 5 Movies of 2019

February 15, 2020

This was a pretty solid year for movies.  But not all can be winners.  Sometimes we have to look at what doesn’t work to appreciate what does work even more. 5. I Am Mother Netflix has been going all out on producing sci-fi movies and TV shows lately.  Clearly they must be finding it popular, […]

Top Ten Movies of 2019

January 20, 2020

10. Parasite Parasite has been making waves in the last part of the year, and it really is a strong thriller.  It has something to say about the divide between social classes and the lengths people will go to to keep up.   9. Yesterday I know this didn’t win over a lot of people, […]