Celluloid Junkie - 2918 Film Ratings
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|15 4%||Bao (2018) - Dec 02, 2019|
|80 86%||Kirikou and the Sorceress (1998) - Dec 02, 2019|
|85 94%||ivans xtc. (2000) - Nov 30, 2019
"Remarkable film, with a familiar premise: the rise and fall of a drug-fuelled maniac who's lost control before they know it. And yet it stands alone based on Rose's sleek photography, and the way that events are related through expertly structured montage (that I think seizes on something important about editing)."
|80 86%||Æon Flux (1991) - Nov 26, 2019
"This has been my before bedtime material, and we've been chugging through it over time. The combination of tiredness and being stoned and trying to watch these convoluted, hyper-condensed and bizarre plots unfold, it feels like already dreaming. Kind of unintelligible, but a benchmark cyber-punk artwork, which reminded me a little bit of the Deus Ex game, being both dated and almost impenetrably esoteric in tone, like something alien."
|75 75%||Burning (2018) - Nov 26, 2019
"Not a great story, but you can come for the rest. The beginning is humdrum, but something about it is very catchy. Other details, like the rhythm of the movie, and a growing intimacy (or 'aspectation' of the viewer) take over a larger portion of the viewing space than is usual, even in this post-miminalastic era we love in."
|70 62%||Quest for Fire (1981) - Nov 26, 2019
"Fascinating for a few things. Does not entirely resist the urge to Hollywoodise the drama, or the action, and yet somehow remains an impressive depiction of pre-historic human existence, one of savagery and stupidity; but with an inkling. Which is to say, maybe nothing has changed, and anyway art IS the glorifier of things. Still, I'd like to see the really barbaric, retrogressive and lo-fi rendition of a similar premise."
|80 86%||Trees Down Here (2018) - Nov 26, 2019
"Can't quite put my finger on it, but there's something about these films by Rivers I like. I like his images, I like his quiet tones, and even though some editing choices and aesthetic tones are a little over-calculated or something, those decisions still have this strangeness... that I like."
|60 40%||Out of Sight (1998) - Nov 20, 2019
"An engaging crime-thriller that, while staid for Soderbergh, is just about elaborate here enough to retain the criteria of sufficiently good taste ('flavour balance'). I would probably enjoy his movies more if he was a genre director straight and true, but the talented ones always want to be an auteur."
|70 62%||Femme Fatale (2002) - Nov 19, 2019
"It's hard to say why, but, I can roll with this. De Palma's adherence to a doctrine of pulp and sleaze makes him appear an apologist for the kitschier tendencies of a genre that has many detractors, but I think his emphasis on style leads to more an aesthetic definition of his works. The emptiness that faces us is real after all, which does not redeem any and all terrible art, but is a fair talking point."
|30 12%||Jojo Rabbit (2019) - Nov 14, 2019
"I was very curious about just how this was going to work. The trailer might appear remarkably edgy for a big studio production, but as the film goes on, it becomes increasingly apparent that Waititi has simply adorned a rather boring, superficially moralising story arc with his dry humour. I'm not sure why it was him working on this project (ed: I have since figured this out), or why this kind of shit is being made at all. Unnecessary, and weird."