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Cinemania

2002
Documentary
1h 23m
Meet Jack, Eric, Bill, Roberta, and Harvey -- five cinemaniacs whose viewing habits make regular old cinephiles look like simple recreational moviegoers. (Tribeca Film Festival)
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Cinemania

2002
Documentary
1h 23m
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Avg Percentile 55.9% from 201 total ratings

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Rated 28 Dec 2019
70
53rd
This is a masterpiece of “phew, at least I’m not them” as I sit here watching while in my comfy robe covered in peanut butter pretzel crumbs.
Rated 16 Jan 2007
80
66th
What a great bunch of characters. The movie is quite entertaining, never gets repetitive, and keeps it short (although the 45 minutes of deleted scenes on the DVD are well worth watching). The low-budget look is the biggest flaw, but makes for a really amusing end credits sequence: a montage of the film's subjects all commenting on the filmmakers' bad decision to shoot on video.
Rated 10 Nov 2008
65
29th
Jeez, what a buncha kooks. All I really got out of this was that these people had an obsession, and there didn't seem to be anything too specifically about movies in that fact. They could've gone off the deep end about anything--films just happened to be their catalyst. It was like watching a bunch of junkies sitting around talking at a halfway house. Only for a few moments--when Jack was talking about movie dreams, for example--did I feel these people had any real love for what they were doing.
Rated 08 Mar 2010
55
13th
Gander at the film freaks! Look how nerdy/obssessive they are! It's probably an accurate representation of them, but it still amounts to a big "so what." If you take something to a ridiculous extreme, of course you'll get warped results. The most interesting aspect of the doc was learning what needs acute cinephilia serves for these people. Still, I'm pretty certain they could have found five equally avid cinema-goers who aren't quite so grotesque. But who would watch?
Rated 10 Dec 2012
68
48th
It feels a bit too much like a 'come look at the weirdos' carnival sideshow to be truly enjoyable, but then again, it's hard to look away when we see some of these hardcore moviefreaks go about their daily business of watching movies and.. not much else. Really saddening, but good to know that no matter how much I am wasting my life right now, some people have me beat by a large margin.
Rated 16 Feb 2008
65
69th
Depressing.
Rated 28 Sep 2009
2
5th
You get to spend nearly ninety minutes with people you wouldn't want to spend five minutes with in real life.
Rated 14 Sep 2010
90
84th
I'll be on the lookout for these folks at festival screenings from now on.
Rated 27 Jun 2011
73
52nd
These obsessive characters are refreshingly self-aware of their abnormality but we don't get a whole lot of insight into why they are so obsessed.
Rated 07 Aug 2012
73
47th
Not a great movie but the subjects of the film who trade their own lived experiences for the ones on the screen has always stuck with me.
Rated 24 Aug 2012
3
45th
A very amusing film. There's something inherently interesting in anyone with any sort of socially crippling obsessions and behavior. All the better when it's a neurotic movie buff.
Rated 13 Sep 2012
40
38th
With a running time of about an hour and 19 minutes it felt way too long. It was way too repetitive and I wish I got to know the people a little more instead of just their interest in movies
Rated 15 Jun 2014
70
53rd
and I thought, I was a movie buff...
Rated 27 Feb 2018
78
71st
An accurate representation of addiction.
Rated 19 Feb 2024
20
5th
It's both relieving and disappointing to confront the fact that I'll never reach the heights of rabid cinephilia on display in this documentary. The disappointment is only in that the bar is set at such a ludicrous height, which, frankly, I have no desire to hurdle. These are kinda repulsive people. The film sets a comfortable world for someone like me, but feels so niche that it's pointless (as obsessions proper tend to be).

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