Right so, a little introduction before we “crack on”. This blog is basically going to be where I express my opinions on films, tv, film news, trailers and everything in that area. Obviously, the name is based on The Breakfast Club (which we’ll talk about later) and that’s just because I couldn’t think of a name so I looked through films for quotes and thought that’d work. I’m just going to go through my Top 10 Favourite Films as I had no other ideas.
So let’s crack on…
10. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Such a classic. I don’t remember a time where I didn’t love this film. It’s so full of magic and it’s so much fun. The first act is more grounded, it blends comedy and heart very along with some amazing musical numbers. Then we enter the factory and it descends to madness and joy. Gene Wilder IS Willy Wonka, he’s such a fun and interesting character. It’s become such a staple on pop culture and never fails to make me smile anytime I watch it. Tim Burton tried to recapture the magic but no remake could come close to this.
9. The Breakfast Club
Another classic, but totally different. This is a total character piece about 5 people just talking and that’s why it’s so strong. Each character is so interesting and played perfectly. In the span of 90 minutes, each character has developed just through scenes of conversation. Judd Nelson is impeccable as John Bender, he’s a total scene stealer and plays the part so well. The music choices are iconic, the dialogue is in parts 80s cheese but in other parts really clever and interesting conversation. The scene where they sit in a circle telling stories was apparently ad libbed which is fascinating. It’s just one of those films that you need to see, a very iconic film.
8. Hot Fuzz
Ah, Edgar Wright. My all time favourite director (meaning this won’t be his only appearance on the list). The Cornetto Trilogy is my favourite film trilogy and Hot Fuzz is by far the best of the three. It’s amazing. Pegg and Frost are a hilarious duo. It’s a hilarious parody of police and action films but it’s also a great police action film. The action is a lot of fun, there’s a lot of well written comedy which is made funnier but the impeccable editing. It’s such a stylised film that’s never boring to watch. The story is interesting and the characters are a joy. It’s one of the best comedies ever made.
7. Avengers Endgame
Yes, I know it’s the biggest film of all time and the hype can be annoying. But how can I not love this? As a long time MCU fan, this is just perfect. It’s not technically perfect, but it is in terms of fan service and pay offs. It includes some of the best MCU moments, it doesn’t feel 3 hours and it uses its runtime well. I’ve seen it 4 times and I never get bored. I always get excited to watch it. The cinema experience was the best I’ve had. The best 3rd act in CBM history. Some amazing effects and great performances from a huge cast. It was the perfect bookend to 11 years of the MCU but also left it open for the next chapter. I love it, sue me.
6. La La Land
A love letter to the classics, cementing itself as a modern classic. It’s such an orgasmic film. It’s the definition of perfection. From the exquisite chemistry of the leads, to the superb soundtrack, to the extremely pleasing cinematography, to the dances, to the editing, everything is so well done. It’s a pure joy to watch and you can see that so much effort went into it. Damien Chazelle is one of the best directors working today. The film deserved every award it got. I could watch this film all day. This may be a weird way to phrase it but it’s a delicious film. That’s all.
2019 has been kind to me in terms of movies. Rocketman really exceeded my expectations. I was hoping it’d be good, I never thought it’d be this good. Taron Egerton gives the best performance of his career and should be recognised more in my opinion. The use of music to tell the story is genius and the musical numbers are all so fun and well done. The supporting cast is great, stand outs being Richard Madden and Jamie Bell. Unlike Bohemian Rhapsody, it takes a very creative approach but also gets deep into the darker elements of his life. A perfect biopic for one of my favourite artists. If you haven’t seen it yet, do yourself a favour and watch it.
This is a fantastic film. Raw, intense, beautiful. It’s a gripping story told perfectly. The cinematography is stunning, there’s so many amazing shots. Miles Teller is great but JK Simmons gives one of my favourite performances ever in a film. He’s so good and deserved that Oscar. There’s so many great moments but the ending was excellent. It’ll change you by the end of it and it really gets you thinking. Damien Chazelle really set the bar high for himself with this debut. What more can I say, it’s just fantastic.
3. Scott Pilgrim vs the World
Another Edgar Wright film, and maybe the most stylised film I’ve ever seen. The editing is why you come of this film. Wright’s excellent direction makes this such a unique experience. It takes inspiration of old video games, comic books and movies to make an insanely cool film. It’s got extremely fun action, hilarious dialogue, great character with great performances from a stellar cast, a unique premise and incredible execution. Plus there’s a sweet soundtrack (like Wright’s other films). It’s always fun to watch and always surprising.
2. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
This could easily be my number one, I adore every frame of this film. I love the Coming of Age genre and this is the peak. It’s an incredibly beautiful, real portrayal of high school that also tackles mental health in an amazing way. You fall in love with the characters so easily, especially the main three. Logan Lerman, Ezra Miller and Emma Watson all give excellent performances. The cinematography works perfectly with the tone and story. I always get a sense of freedom everytime I watch it. It’s practically perfect and really changed me when I saw it. If it wasn’t for this next film, it could easily be number one.
1. Baby Driver
What an absolute joyride. This film does everything right. The cast is amazing and there’s not a single bad performance. The action is stellar. The cinematography is stylistic and cool. The soundtrack is so well picked. The editing is fantastic. The way certain scenes go with that song is amazing. The ending is perfect. Ansel Elgort and Lily James have such great chemistry. I could go on all day about how much I love this thing. I’ve seen it at least 20 times and it gets better every time. It’s Edgar Wright’s best work and it’s my favourite film of all time.
So that’s Top 10. I thought this would be a good post to start out with because I got to talk about 10 films I absolutely love. I don’t have a post schedule or a plan of what to do next but when something comes to mind I’ll talk about.
Thanks for reading.