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Apocalypse Now
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

From the first sound of the Helicopters rotors to the last sound of rainfall this film is a non stop thrill ride. Watching Apocalypse Now reminded me why i love the art of film so much.

Martin Sheen was simply brilliant, in fact words can't describe how brilliant he was, his performance blew my mind. Then there is Marlon Brando who frankly steals every scene he is in. The intensity of his performance just leaves you breathless.

Praise for Francis Ford Coppola as well, his directional vision is spot on for the story of Apocalypse Now and in the end he has created a haunting masterpiece. Even though this might sound pretentious his use of light and shadow is superb, there were scenes where you would be on the edge of your seats just to see what would come out of the shadows. Also what makes Coppola such an amazing director is not only his detail to what happens upfront on the screen but what also happens in the background, these small details add so much more to the film, and this is what makes Apocalypse Now even greater than most war films.

The plot is thrilling, funny (at parts), emotional and most of all haunting. I don't think i will ever forget the ending scene ever in my life. The film also pushes boundaries to what is expected of war films nowadays, and so far no other war film i have ever seen has done the same to push these boundaries.

Overall this film is a masterpiece and it is one of my most favourite films of all time. I believe that everyone should see 'the horror' of this film at least once in their lifetime.

Clueless (1995)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Clueless is a fantastic teen comedy. I think anyone from the 90s will instantly love this film, and people will still be laughing at this film for many years to come.

Alicia Silverstone was completely right for the part of Cher. She plays the spoiled Beverley hills girl really well and you actually really like the character of Cher even though she is spoilt.

The dialogue was really funny and the jokes were very clever. The film had the perfect balance of humor, realism and bitchiness. I think i can watch Clueless many times over and still laugh as much as i did the first time i saw it.

The reason i'm not giving this 90% or 100% is because i thought the ending wasn't completely satisfying, to me i felt like the film ended quickly and didn't have the incredible ending i felt it should have had.

Overall a brilliant teen comedy, and will be remembered as one of the most iconic film of the 90s

The Exorcist
The Exorcist (1973)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The Exorcist is considered to be a horror classic, One of the scariest films ever made. But to me it just wasn't.

The Special effects were incredible. The acting was incredible. The problem was the scares and some of the plot weren't incredible.

The start of the Exorcist just bored me completely, i felt like there wasn't really much point for it to be there. Also nothing truly horrifying happens until after half way through the film. I'm sure that when this was released it left people shaking in terror and being to scared to check the noise coming from the attic, but i'm afraid to say that this film hasn't aged very well. To put it simply, it was NOT scary.

Even though the Exorcist isn't exactly scary, it is a really good film. After watching this, the exorcist leaves you with an everlasting effect. You can't forget seeing this film. There are so many iconic scenes and characters and lines. Take the character of Regan (Linda Blair), she is probably one of the most disturbing characters ever portrayed on screen, simply because she's a little girl who is possessed and says things like 'LET JESUS FUCK ME' or 'YOUR MOTHER SUCKS COCKS IN HELL!'. Scenes with Linda Blair in are simply unforgettable.

To sum the Exorcist up i would have to say it's not a good horror film. But it is a brilliant film.

Heathers (1988)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

I'm a major fan of black comedies, and as far as i'm concerned this is one of the best i have seen.

Everyone has once in their life time thought about killing a fellow classmate who is a major bitch or made you feel like crap. In Heathers this thought gets put into action.

What makes Heathers a brilliant 'teen' film is the fact it doesn't follow typical teen movie rules. Instead of the main character wanting to be apart of the popular group, Veronica (Winona Ryder) wants out of the popular group (known as the Heathers). Incomes JD (Christian Slater), the rebellious outsider who Veronica is fascinated by. After a prank goes wrong, the lives of Veronica and JD turn into this dark, yet humourous, string of events that will keep your eyes glued to the screen till the last minute.

Winona Ryder yet again brings a brilliant performance to this film, and by the end of Heathers you really feel what Veronica feels throughout this film. Christian Slater can really play the dark mysterious character incredible well.

The plot is entertaining and funny and incredibly dark. It isn't a typical comedy, but there are several moments in Heathers where you just have to laugh at what's happening (take the scene where one kid says 'Will there be a test on this?' after the class is shown a suicide note).

The start of this film was brilliant, the middle was amazing and the end, is well.... slightly shocking. During the last couple of scenes my eyes were glued to the screen, i was completely in ore of what was happening, but when the big climax happened i felt slightly cheated. I felt cheated because throughout Heathers it was just building up and building up and i just thought there was going to be a bigger climax. The ending fell slightly flat to the rest of the film. But then after watching this i read online that there is an alternative ending that isn't included where what doesn't happen happens, and to me the alternative ending should have been put in instead. The ending of the film is still good, just not as good as it could have been.

This film isn't for everyone, but for me it was near enough brilliant.