Mason's Top 5 Movies

Silence of The Lambs

Genre:

Thriller

Year:

1991

Synopsis:

Clarice Sterling is a student at the FBI Academy when she is asked by Jack Crawford to interview Hannibal Lecter who is a former psychiatrist and cannibal that is incarcerated in order to get information about ‘Buffalo Bill’ who is a serial killer that kills and skins women post-mortem. What follows is a clever, taut thriller that uses superb writing and acting to pull the audience in ad they track down the infamous killer.

Recommendation:

If you're a fan of a taut thriller that holds up even to today's standards and involves the most clever character I've personally ever seen, then I can't recommend this highly enough.

 

 

 

 

Pulp Fiction

Genre:

Thriller / Drama

Year:

1994

Synopsis:

Quentin Tarantino’s first major film, and arguably his greatest features a star studded cast from Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta as hit men, Bruce Willis as a defecting boxer and Tarantino himself. The movie consists of a half dozen or so mini stories that all intertwine into a larger plot. The mini stories are a blend of gangsters being gangsters and just plain ridiculous events, such as Travolta stabbing a girl in the chest with a massive needle to prevent her from overdosing.

Recommendation:

I recently just watched this movie and already want to watch it again. The ridiculousness of this movie brings it to the foreground of entertainment and I highly recommend this one as well.

 

 

 

 

Restrepo

Genre:

Documentary

Year:

2010

Synopsis:

Restrepo follows a group of soldiers that are bound for Death Valley in Afghanistan. The crew that follows these soldiers around have no interaction with them and capture every moment that takes place whether it’s action filled battle, tiresome gunfights or just laying around doing whatever they can do to preoccupy their time.

Recommendation:

I’ve previously written a review for this movie and gave 5 stars so take away for that what you will.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dazed and Confused

Genre:

Comedy / Drama

Year:

1993

Synopsis:

Enter the mid-seventies with this movie that portrays the culture of that time by smoking a lot of pot, hazing the junior high students and a creepy ass Matthew McConaughey. The story is another one crazy night, with all the events in the movie based around a night of hard parting, new friendships, and again, smoking a lot of pot.

Recommendation:

This movie was one that was fun to watch for the shenanigans and the crazy things that happen. Definitely a good watch.

 

 

 

 

Death at a Funeral

Genre:

Comedy

Year:

2007

Synopsis:

Before the synopsis, let this be known that this is the British version. It came out in 2007 and has the same plotline but has clever and subtle humour unlike that Chris Rock piece of shit.
The movie is based around the goings on of a funeral and the antics that take place. The funeral is for the father of a family, who has two sons, one who is a successful writer and the other who is responsible and lives with his mum. Of course nothing goes as planned as a niece gives her boyfriend Ritalin from her brothers place but it was actually acid, the fathers gay lover shows up and black mails them, and a naked guy threatens to kill himself.

Recommendation:

This movie is the reason I love British comedy so much. It can take crude subject matter, and make it subtle and clever unlike American comedy that is brutish and deals with the same subject matter poorly.

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SotL is amazing.  Anthony Hopkins won Best Actor Oscar for only 15 minutes on-screen time, which is a record.

Pulp Fiction is one of the cleverest, funniest, most quotable movies of all time.  I love ResDogs, and the Kill Bill movies are awesome, but this remains Tarantino's finest work.

Restrepo took audiences out of their comfort zone and showed how brutal combat truly is.  It should be noted that the director was killed filming the events in Libya, a sad-yet fitting-end for a true visionary.

DaC is great fun any high schooler (or older) will appreciate.

Never saw Death at a Funeral, I didn't even know the new one was a remake.

My Top 5 (in no particular order)
Goodfellas
Once Upon a Time in the West
Raging Bull
Pulp Fiction
The Godfather

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I'm glad you brought up Goodfellas and The Godfather. Those are two movies I've been meaning to watch those movies for a long time.

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