Cinema Addict - 2003 Film Ratings
Member Since: Feb 26, 2007
Location: Stoke on Trent, UK
Bio: mpowell dropped percentiles on me two weeks after i changed to a scale that makes no use of percentiles, so now i'm changing back again. thanks for nothing mpowell.
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|95 94%||Mr. Klein (1976) - Jan 15, 2019
"i like christian petzold a lot, but i see now he's been trying to make this film his whole career."
|85 80%||Im Lauf der Zeit (1976) - Jan 15, 2019
"both criterion pieces (one of them by michael almereyda) capture this one nicely."
|70 61%||Nuts in May (1976) - Jan 15, 2019
"when i described SIGHTSEERS as ‘mike leigh does natural born killers’, i didn’t know wheatley was remaking this specific film with the violence more overt. that one works because he's a wholly cynical asshole, whereas i rarely find derision suits leigh too well, and the quality of his films is inversely proportional to how much screentime the objects of that derision are given. still hilarious ("you seem to have a morbid obsession with where the dungeons are") and truthful in places, as al"
|75 70%||Obsession (1976) - Jan 15, 2019|
|65 60%||Alice, Sweet Alice (1976) - Jan 15, 2019|
|80 79%||Twilight (A Quarantine) (1976) - Jan 15, 2019
"almost seems designed to grow with rewatches, so the score may rise."
|80 79%||The Man Who Fell to Earth (1976) - Jan 15, 2019
"the way roeg withholds so much exposition and rejects narrative progress or catharsis is frustrating, but genuinely radical. a guy starts out earning millions in pursuit of a goal before slowly falling into the same traps and ruts as everyone else, until the film just meanders and deflates along with him... CITIZEN KANE, this is not. the way roeg shoots bowie and his experience of our world is something else - its datedness actually adds to the alienation for me. candy clark can fuck off though."
|80 79%||Family Plot (1976) - Jan 15, 2019|
|60 42%||The Scarecrow (1920) - Jan 15, 2019
"couldn't find a real thematic throughline here, although the way animals are repeatedly the enemy (he is a scarecrow, after all) seems apt for keaton--only once he's riding a machine can he get things done, and the wedding ring gag is a quintessential keaton image. i only really like the first part, though, which may superficially resemble i.e. THE GOLD RUSH but is wholly buster's in how it employs ridiculous, elaborate rube goldberg contraptions to mock the absurd impracticality of modernity."
|12 5%||Death on the Tyne (2018) - Jan 02, 2019|