Movie Buff - 146 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 20, 2020
|64 30%||Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings (2021) - Sep 03, 2021
"Some decent choreography and an interesting antagonist. It's held back by a subpar performance from Awkwafina and the obligatory CGI that has plagued action movies for the past 20 years. Part of it feels lazy, part feels cheap."
|22 2%||Reminiscence (2021) - Sep 03, 2021
"A somewhat interesting concept, but it's really just a vehicle for the love story. Poorly executed and ironically unbelievably forgettable. "
|5 0%||The Green Knight (2021) - Aug 16, 2021
"Descent makeup/costumes...? I'm really grasping here to keep from giving my first Zero score. Painfully slow and unengaging. Easily the worst movie of the year."
|72 63%||Free Guy (2021) - Aug 14, 2021
"Good performances from the secondary characters. The plot seems a little forced, but it's mostly a fun time with some original ideas."
|79 80%||Jackie Brown (1997) - Jul 07, 2021
"A predictably great performance from Samuel L. Jackson and a very subdued turn from Deniro hold everything together. Probably the least Tarantino feeling of his films, but there are some signature moments that remind you who you're watching. While the conclusion was overly convoluted and ultimately unsatisfying, the characters and story are more than enough to make up for it and keep you interested until the end."
|77 76%||Four Rooms (1995) - Jul 06, 2021
"Played very much like a cartoon with its silliness and style, the stories get progressively more entertaining with Rodriguez and Tarantino rounding out the vignettes. Tim Roth is amazing and this is probably Tarantino's best acting role. The first two stories do a good job introducing the bellhop, while the last two bring a satisfying conclusion."
|84 90%||Reservoir Dogs (1992) - Jul 05, 2021
"A good script and some great performances are the highlights in Tarantino's directorial debut. It's fun to watch Tarantino explore what would become some of his trademarks in filmmaking, including his somewhat forced cameos. Notable performances from Keitel, Roth, Buscemi, Penn, Tierney and Madsen. It seems the character made for Madsen was so good that he decided to just use it for the rest of his career."
|76 73%||Der Bunker (2015) - Jun 26, 2021
"While undeniably highly original and stylized, a bit is lost on the suspense and conclusion. "
|81 84%||The Darjeeling Limited (2007) - Jun 20, 2021
"It's hard not to imagine Anderson willing this into being after a trip to India. In true form, the dialogue, music and visual style is pure Wes Anderson. Great performances in a very tight and concise story. Unsurprisingly, Anjelica Huston steals the show without breaking a sweat."
|64 30%||Bad Trip (2021) - May 06, 2021
"Classic, yet subdued Eric Andre stunts work pretty well in a loosely knit narrative. While some seem over the top, the unwitting performers play their roles well."