Cinema Addict - 1715 Rankings
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Location: Stoke on Trent, UK
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|82 T9||A Place in the Sun (1951) - Mar 24, 2017|
|80 T8||Planet Earth II (2016) - Mar 19, 2017
"i forget how the first series compares in this respect, but my unwillingness to shower this with as much praise as everybody else can be explained most succinctly by a quote from the makers, wherein they decided not to show penguins dying because they "look like little men in dinner jackets". it's breathtaking and fascinating as ever, but also over-narrated and kinda sanitised for family audiences - predators apparently almost never successfully catch their prey in this world of ours."
|40 T3||La La Land (2016) - Mar 15, 2017
"for a musical with few memorable songs by an aesthetically talented but shallow director and largely awful writer with leads who can't dance, can't really sing and can barely act, it's ok. the amateurish/artificial quality might've worked had he committed more coherently to sending up its influences, but it felt like 2nd-rate, risk free homage kept getting in the way. shame; had the ending been attached to something i believed in (bojack s01e11 comes to mind), it could've wrecked me."
|58 T5||Hacksaw Ridge (2016) - Mar 11, 2017
"not convinced the depiction of visceral violence contradicts the *message* (a) it's designed to test doss' saintliness and b) said message seems less about the specifics of his beliefs than the religious conviction with which he holds them), and any weird incoherence here can generally be traced back to h/c catholicism rather than bad filmmaking, but.. eh. as batshit as it is ideologically, it's kinda safe, even cornball cinematically aside from some of the battle sequences: that i can't abide."
|78 T8||Manchester by the Sea (2016) - Mar 10, 2017
"lonergan never really seems fully comfortable doing anything cinematically beyond just staying out of the way and letting his actors flourish (iow he needs to learn his limitations), but he's among the finest dramatists you yanks have got and i'm grateful he's chosen this medium to tell his stories. a thousand small details here add up to so much by the end, and the way he resists easy catharsis at every turn is super refreshing. don't get me wrong, this is no MARGARET, but it's weighty shit."
|91 T10||Unedited Footage of a Bear (2014) - Mar 07, 2017
"didn't realise this was on here. rating accounts for everything that happens when you click the link at the end, not just the video"
|81 T9||Logan (2017) - Mar 03, 2017
"imagine midnight special if it was made by an actual human"
|51 T4||Sausage Party (2016) - Feb 27, 2017
"shit in a lot of obvious ways but admirably committed, at least, and it sails to some extent on a solid premise. the darker stuff here is some major nightmare fuel. nick kroll's roided up douchebag is one of the most disturbing villains in animated movie history, no exaggeration."
|68 T6||High Rise (2016) - Feb 01, 2017
"good but i can't shake the feeling you'd spend your time better working your way through cronenberg's filmography. it may not be a coincidence that wheatley's most professionally made film is also quite possibly his least effective. still, i highly recommend billy stevenson's glowing review as a counterpoint: https://cinematelevisionmusic.wordpress.com/2016/06/14/wheatley-high-rise-2015/"
|90 T10||Sex House (2012) - Jan 30, 2017
"to call this show evil implies a clarity of purpose that i do not want to attribute to anyone involved."