Movie Buff - 107 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 20, 2020
|70 56%||Good Morning, Vietnam (1987) - Jan 09, 2021
"Good performances from Williams and Whitaker. An interesting portrayal of the Vietnam War, although the major plot points miss the mark towards the end."
|38 5%||The Midnight Sky (2020) - Dec 27, 2020
"Aside from some good special effects and a very good performance from Clooney, the execution is slow and boring with very little payoff."
|71 60%||Die Hard (1988) - Dec 21, 2020
"While it gets cheesy at times and the acting isn't the best, the action is what makes it a classic."
|46 8%||Hard Eight (1996) - Dec 15, 2020
"Hall and Reilly were not good, bordering on really bad at times. The poor writing even made Samuel L Jackson seem dull and stilted. The plot is really underwhelming. The only bright spots are a pretty good performance from Paltrow and a scene stealing cameo from Phillip Seymour Hoffman."
|80 83%||Friday (1995) - Dec 13, 2020
"Tucker and Witherspoon are at their best. There are also some funny bit parts, including Bernie Mac, that are hilarious. Instant classic."
|58 19%||The Godfather: Part III (1990) - Dec 10, 2020
"Coda: Some good drama, but the casting is terrible and the updated ending is still a let down. Still too long and nowhere near the brilliance of the first 2 in the series."
|57 17%||The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) - Dec 09, 2020
"An okay story with some less than okay acting. Sorkin clearly guided the narrative to his liking, and the ending is about as cheesy as it gets. Rylance is actually the best part, doing his best Al Pacino impression."
|67 40%||Hillbilly Elegy (2020) - Dec 07, 2020
"Amy Adams is good, but Glenn Close is the worth the price of admission. A story that will hit home to a lot more people than a lot of movies. Plenty of drama throughout, but the conclusion kind of fell flat. "
|64 24%||Mank (2020) - Dec 06, 2020
"A good story and great protagonist, but the pacing just isn't there. Rapidly fire dialogue in what appears to be an ode to the films of the 30's/40's. The casting and set/costume design are excellent. Oldman is very good, but was a hard sell portraying what is supposed to be a 42 year old Mank. "
|63 22%||Synecdoche, New York (2008) - Dec 04, 2020
"Bleak, depressing and remarkably confusing. It starts out strong and rapidly develops into a fever dream. Some good performances and some interesting ideas, but it tried to do too much and ultimately doesn't deliver. It begs to be watched again to put the pieces together, but it feels like a 4 hour movie. Simply too dense for me to try to watch again any time soon."