Celluloid Junkie - 3280 Films Ranked
Member Since: Apr 15, 2006
Location: Ibarra, Ecuador
Bio: A score between 91 and 100 indicates a masterpiece.
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|35 T2||Horrible Bosses 2 (2014) - Apr 13, 2015
|45 T4||Foxcatcher (2014) - Apr 13, 2015
"Uncommunicative men play at macho sports; tragedy results. A kind of more enigmatic variation on RAGING BULL but the story is just not very interesting, at least as presented here."
|65 T7||Birdman (2014) - Apr 13, 2015
"Many good things, but when Norton disappears, about two thirds of the way through, it becomes clear the filmmakers have nowhere to go except towards crowd-pleasing conventionality."
|60 T6||Inherent Vice (2014) - Apr 13, 2015
"Had good things but not funny or interesting enough. Perhaps I was too tired."
|20 T1||Death Race (2008) - Apr 10, 2015
"Statham has perhaps the most rudimentary style of acting of any Hollywood actor."
|60 T6||World of Tomorrow (2015) - Apr 08, 2015
"Above average short."
|80 T9||Juvenile Court (1973) - Apr 06, 2015
"Wiseman's approach works very well here."
|35 T2||Furious 7 (2015) - Apr 05, 2015
"Paul Walker's role in the series was as a likeable, lightly-shaded hero to counterbalance Vin Diesel's heavier, more dour persona: here, this function is clearly curtailed. This tends to suggest that the series may prove to have peaked with the sixth instalment, as the warm embrace of complete fantasy and unreality, and of very simple values such as family and vengeance, becomes increasingly drowned out in a sea of murky hyper-frenetic editing, CGI, and narrative and emotional directionlessness."
|70 T8||Dodes'ka-den (1970) - Apr 04, 2015
"High grade soap, but most of the strands are complex and subtle (for instance, the story of the man and boy dreaming of building a house was not about the redemptive power of imagination so much as the flight from responsibility). Seems to be a connection between ALONE IN THE DARK (1982) and the scene here in which the monk calms the agitated sword-wielder: in terms of structure, Sholder improves on Kurosawa by opening with the explanation, which becomes humorously comprehensible only later on."
|65 T7||Nightcrawler (2014) - Mar 31, 2015
"Variation on THE KING OF COMEDY: here the focus is on the sensationalist tendencies of commercial television news, the inhuman tendencies of corporate self-actualisation jargon, and the insanely corrosive effect of such perspectives on personal and sexual relations. Quite well done with some darkly funny lines, but there are a few unnecessarily obvious scenes towards the end, as for instance when his partner declares the protagonist's craziness, and a cop declares she is not fooled by his lies."