Jeff's Reviews

Thoughts on every movie I've ever seen.


The best and the worst, according to me.

The Best
Planet of the Apes (1968) Franklin J. Schaffner
Full Metal Jacket (1987) Stanley Kubrick
Field of Dreams (1989) Phil Alden Robinson
Terminator 2: Judgment Day (1991) James Cameron
True Lies (1994) James Cameron
Braveheart (1995) Mel Gibson
Avatar (2009) James Cameron
Back to the Future (1985) Robert Zemeckis
The Breakfast Club (1985) John Hughes
Planes, Trains & Automobiles (1987) John Hughes
Bull Durham (1988) Ron Shelton
Cinema Paradiso (1988) Giuseppe Tornatore
Die Hard (1988) John McTiernan
A Fish Called Wanda (1988) Charles Crichton
When Harry Met Sally (1989) Rob Reiner
Malcolm X (1992) Spike Lee
True Romance (1993) Tony Scott
The Wrong Trousers (1993) Nick Park
Interview with the Vampire (1994) Neil Jordan
Léon: The Professional (1994) Luc Besson
The Shawshank Redemption (1994) Frank Darabont
Mr. Holland's Opus (1995) Stephen Herek
Contact (1997) Robert Zemeckis
Titanic (1997) James Cameron
Saving Private Ryan (1998) Steven Spielberg
In America (2002) Jim Sheridan
Signs (2002) M. Night Shyamalan
The Last Samurai (2003) Edward Zwick
Love Actually (2003) Richard Curtis
Closer (2004) Mike Nichols
Hotel Rwanda (2004) Terry George
The Village (2004) M. Night Shyamalan
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (2005) Andrew Adamson
Little Miss Sunshine (2006) Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris
U2 3D (2007) Catherine Owens, Mark Pellington
Slumdog Millionaire (2008) Danny Boyle, Loveleen Tandan
WALL·E (2008) Andrew Stanton
Inglourious Basterds (2009) Quentin Tarantino
Paperman (2012) John Kahrs
Lava (2014) James Ford Murphy
Inside Out (2015) Pete Docter, Ronaldo Del Carmen
Room (2015) Lenny Abrahamson
Roma (2018) Alfonso Cuarón
Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey, Rodney Rothman
Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) Morgan Neville
Avengers: Endgame (2019) Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
After Life (2019–2022)
Coda (2021) Sian Heder
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (1971) Mel Stuart
Jaws (1975) Steven Spielberg
Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) Steven Spielberg
Close Encounters of the Third Kind [Special Edition] (1977) Steven Spielberg
Cosmos (1980)
E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) Steven Spielberg
Pink Floyd The Wall (1982) Alan Parker
Terms of Endearment (1983) James L. Brooks
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) Steven Spielberg
The Terminator (1984) James Cameron
Top Secret! (1984) Jim Abrahams, David Zucker
Fletch (1985) Michael Ritchie
Aliens (1986) James Cameron
Children of a Lesser God (1986) Randa Haines
Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) John Hughes
The Mosquito Coast (1986) Peter Weir
Three Amigos! (1986) John Landis
Top Gun (1986) Tony Scott
Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) Tony Scott
Rain Man (1988) Barry Levinson
Back to the Future Part II (1989) Robert Zemeckis
Major League (1989) David S. Ward
Parenthood (1989) Ron Howard
Uncle Buck (1989) John Hughes
Dances With Wolves (1990) Kevin Costner
Edward Scissorhands (1990) Tim Burton
Goodfellas (1990) Martin Scorsese
Black Robe (1991) Bruce Beresford
L.A. Story (1991) Mick Jackson
A League of their Own (1992) Penny Marshall
Like Water for Chocolate (1992) Alfonso Arau
Reservoir Dogs (1992) Quentin Tarantino
Scent of a Woman (1992) Martin Brest
Carlito's Way (1993) Brian De Palma
Schindler's List (1993) Steven Spielberg
What's Eating Gilbert Grape (1993) Lasse Hallström
Forrest Gump (1994) Robert Zemeckis
Crimson Tide (1995) Tony Scott
The Devil's Advocate (1997) Taylor Hackford
The Game (1997) David Fincher
Good Will Hunting (1997) Gus Van Sant
L.A. Confidential (1997) Curtis Hanson
Princess Mononoke (1997) Hayao Miyazaki
U Turn (1997) Oliver Stone
American History X (1998) Tony Kaye
The Truman Show (1998) Peter Weir
American Pie (1999) Paul Weitz
The Blair Witch Project (1999) Daniel Myrick, Eduardo Sánchez
Election (1999) Alexander Payne
The Green Mile (1999) Frank Darabont
The Matrix (1999) Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
The Beach (2000) Danny Boyle
Curb Your Enthusiasm: Season 1 (2000)
Traffic (2000) Steven Soderbergh
X-Men (2000) Bryan Singer
Blow (2001) Ted Demme
Vanilla Sky (2001) Cameron Crowe
The Office (2001–2003)
28 Days Later... (2002) Danny Boyle
I Spy (2002) Betty Thomas
Road to Perdition (2002) Sam Mendes
Solaris (2002) Steven Soderbergh
Unfaithful (2002) Adrian Lyne
Finding Nemo (2003) Andrew Stanton, Lee Unkrich
Lost in Translation (2003) Sofia Coppola
Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Michel Gondry
The Incredibles (2004) Brad Bird
Napoleon Dynamite (2004) Jared Hess
Shaun of the Dead (2004) Edgar Wright
Sideways (2004) Alexander Payne
Spider-Man 2 (2004) Sam Raimi
Team America: World Police (2004) Trey Parker
King Kong (2005) Peter Jackson
Wedding Crashers (2005) David Dobkin
Blood Diamond (2006) Edward Zwick
Casino Royale (2006) Martin Campbell
Children of Men (2006) Alfonso Cuarón
The Fountain (2006) Darren Aronofsky
Pan's Labyrinth (2006) Guillermo del Toro
The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) Gabriele Muccino
Coma (2007) Liz Garbus
Death Sentence (2007) James Wan
The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (2007) Julian Schnabel
In the Shadow of the Moon (2007) David Sington
The Kingdom (2007) Peter Berg
Cloverfield (2008) Matt Reeves
The Dark Knight (2008) Christopher Nolan
Elegy (2008) Isabel Coixet
Four Christmases (2008) Seth Gordon
In Bruges (2008) Martin McDonagh
Ip Man (2008) Wilson Yip
Presto (2008) Doug Sweetland
Religulous (2008) Larry Charles
District 9 (2009) Neill Blomkamp
Funny People (2009) Judd Apatow
Terminator Salvation (2009) McG
Up (2009) Pete Docter, Bob Peterson
127 Hours (2010) Danny Boyle
Due Date (2010) Todd Phillips
Eat Pray Love (2010) Ryan Murphy
Inception (2010) Christopher Nolan
The Town (2010) Ben Affleck
Contagion (2011) Steven Soderbergh
Drive (2011) Nicolas Winding Refn
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011) Stephen Daldry
The Intouchables (2011) Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano
La Luna (2011) Enrico Casarosa
Warrior (2011) Gavin O'Connor
The Avengers (2012) Joss Whedon
Django Unchained (2012) Quentin Tarantino
Captain Phillips (2013) Paul Greengrass
Her (2013) Spike Jonze
Lone Survivor (2013) Peter Berg
Mama (2013) Andrés Muschietti
Oblivion (2013) Joseph Kosinski
Rush (2013) Ron Howard
An Honest Liar (2014) Tyler Measom, Justin Weinstein
Interstellar (2014) Christopher Nolan
Life Itself (2014) Steve James
The Normal Heart (2014) Ryan Murphy
The Salt of the Earth (2014) Juliano Ribeiro Salgado, Wim Wenders
The Theory of Everything (2014) James Marsh
Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) George Miller
Palm Trees in the Snow (2015) Fernando González Molina
Sicario (2015) Denis Villeneuve
Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015) J.J. Abrams
Captain America: Civil War (2016) Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Deadpool (2016) Tim Miller
The Light Between Oceans (2016) Derek Cianfrance
Lion (2016) Garth Davis
Moana (2016) Ron Clements, Don Hall, John Musker, Chris Williams
O.J.: Made in America (2016) Ezra Edelman
Blade Runner 2049 (2017) Denis Villeneuve
Logan (2017) James Mangold
Mudbound (2017) Dee Rees
Avengers: Infinity War (2018) Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
First Man (2018) Damien Chazelle
A Quiet Place (2018) John Krasinski
Steve Martin and Martin Short: An Evening You Will Forget for the Rest of Your Life (2018) Marcus Raboy
1917 (2019) Sam Mendes
Uncut Gems (2019) Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie
Soul (2020) Pete Docter, Kemp Powers
The One Where They Get Back Together (2021) Ben Winston
The Rescue (2021) Jimmy Chin, Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi
All Quiet on the Western Front (2022) Edward Berger
Avatar: The Way of Water (2022) James Cameron
The Banshees of Inisherin (2022) Martin McDonagh
Top Gun: Maverick (2022) Joseph Kosinski
Werewolf by Night (2022) Michael Giacchino
The Worst
Pather Panchali (1955) Satyajit Ray
L'avventura (1960) Michelangelo Antonioni
Ceddo (1977) Ousmane Sembene
The Smiling Madame Beudet (1923) Germaine Dulac
Ballet mécanique (1924) Fernand Léger, Dudley Murphy
Strike (1925) Sergei M. Eisenstein
You're Telling Me (1934) Erle C. Kenton
Los Olvidados (1950) Luis Buñuel
Godzilla, King of the Monsters! (1956) Ishirô Honda, Terry O. Morse
Tension at Table Rock (1956) Charles Marquis Warren
Eegah (1962) Arch Hall Sr.
Casino Royale (1967) Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, Richard Talmadge
Young Frankenstein (1974) Mel Brooks
High Anxiety (1977) Mel Brooks
Every Which Way But Loose (1978) James Fargo
Up in Smoke (1978) Lou Adler
Popeye (1980) Robert Altman
Heartbeeps (1981) Allan Arkush
Silent Rage (1982) Michael Miller
Curse of the Pink Panther (1983) Blake Edwards
Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 (1983) Dick Lowry
Strange Brew (1983) Rick Moranis, Dave Thomas
Crimewave (1985) Sam Raimi
Just One of the Guys (1985) Lisa Gottlieb
King Solomon's Mines (1985) J. Lee Thompson
The Best of Times (1986) Roger Spottiswoode
Amazon Women on the Moon (1987) Joe Dante, Carl Gottlieb
Superman IV: The Quest for Peace (1987) Sidney J. Furie
A Very Brady Christmas (1988) Peter Baldwin
Best of the Best (1989) Robert Radler
Gremlins 2: The New Batch (1990) Joe Dante
Home Alone (1990) Chris Columbus
Troll 2 (1990) Claudio Fragasso
Life Stinks (1991) Mel Brooks
Sleeping with the Enemy (1991) Joseph Ruben
Aces: Iron Eagle III (1992) John Glen
American Ninja V (1993) Bob Bralver
Calendar Girl (1993) John Whitesell
Beverly Hills Cop III (1994) John Landis
Dumb & Dumber (1994) Peter Farrelly
On Deadly Ground (1994) Steven Seagal
Billy Madison (1995) Tamra Davis
Godzilla vs. Destoroyah (1995) Takao Okawara
Man of the House (1995) James Orr
The Redemption: Kickboxer 5 (1995) Kristine Peterson
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (1997) Rod Hardy
Air Speed (1999) Robert Tinnell
Dr T and the Women (2000) Robert Altman
Scary Movie (2000) Keenen Ivory Wayans
Black Knight (2001) Gil Junger
Mulholland Drive (2001) David Lynch
The Burial Society (2002) Nicholas Racz
Igby Goes Down (2002) Burr Steers
The Brown Bunny (2003) Vincent Gallo
The Company (2003) Robert Altman
Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) Pauly Shore
The Station Agent (2003) Tom McCarthy
Bobby Jones: Stroke of Genius (2004) Rowdy Herrington
I Heart Huckabees (2004) David O. Russell
Hard Candy (2005) David Slade
Funny Money (2006) Leslie Greif
Alvin and the Chipmunks (2007) Tim Hill
2012 (2009) Roland Emmerich
Shorts (2009) Robert Rodriguez
Our Family Wedding (2010) Rick Famuyiwa
Wrong Side of Town (2010) David DeFalco
Drive Angry (2011) Patrick Lussier
Metal Tornado (2011) Gordon Yang
Miss Representation (2011) Jennifer Siebel Newsom, Kimberlee Acquaro
Birdman (2014) Alejandro González Iñárritu
Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) David Yates
Baby Driver (2017) Edgar Wright
Gunpowder Milkshake (2021) Navot Papushado