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Barraoc

Celluloid Junkie - 4423 Rankings

Member Since: Mar 8, 2012

Location: Meath, Ireland

Bio: I'm a cinema fan, movie buff, film fanatic, take your pick. For the past year or two I've written a mini review for everything I've watched. I like most genres but must admit to finding musicals painful. I just don't get why they're singing...

I write, work as a software engineer, and was formerly a cinema projectionist.

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80 T9 Raw (2017) - Jun 04, 2017
"Writer/Director Julia Ducournau's horror drama Raw is a fascinating coming of age movie. It's bloody and disgusting, but strangely engaging too. It manages to draw the viewer in much like a car accident tempts a passer-by to slow down and ogle the destruction, something only the best extreme cinema can do. Of course, the advantage of watching films like Raw from the comfort of home or the dark anonymity of the cinema is that turning away because you don't want to be caught looking is not necessa"
50 T3 Freeze Frame (2004) - May 26, 2017
"Great to see Lee Evans in a straight role, but there's not much else of interest in this crime thriller about a frame up."
50 T3 Coffee and Cigarettes (2003) - May 26, 2017
"A few okay scenes, tenuously connected by the appreciation of coffee and cigarettes."
60 T5 Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance (1974) - May 26, 2017
"Lady Snowblood 2: Love Song of Vengeance is not as strong as the original Lady Snowblood perhaps suffering from too much intrigue and not enough blood spraying rampage. Meiko Kaji is still eminently watchable."
80 T9 Pusher II: With Blood on My Hands (2004) - May 26, 2017
"A brilliant follow up to the original Pusher, With Blood on My Hands sees Mads Mikkelsen reprising the role of Tony, as he negotiates life after his recent release from prison. The road to respect is a dark one."
70 T7 T2 Trainspotting (2017) - May 26, 2017
"T2 Trainspotting is a fun reunion of Danny Boyle's incorrigible Scotsmen, Rentboy, Sickboy, Spud, and Begbie. Based upon the novel Porno by Irvine Welsh, T2 has lost much of the novel's complexity and at least half of the characters and subplots. As a pure sequel to Trainspotting it sort of works though."
60 T5 Grizzly Man (2005) - May 21, 2017
"Grizzly Man, despite extensive use of grizzly bear activist Timothy Treadwell's footage, really is Werner Herzog's beast. What to feel about Treadwell, though? He was certainly passionate about the wild, but he also comes across in this documentary as somewhat unhinged."
70 T7 The Fate of the Furious (2017) - May 20, 2017
"The Fate of the Furious, or F8, isn't as tight as the last two outings, but it's still full to the brim with action and jaw-dropping chases. If that's what you're looking for, this is your fix."
80 T9 Mars (2016) - May 19, 2017
"Mars is a six part mini-series that is half documentary about the efforts to reach Mars up to 2016, and half fictional account of the first manned mission to the red planet in 2033. Both timelines are interwoven in each episode and typically linked. This works really well and both timelines are equally engrossing."
80 T9 These Final Hours (2013) - May 17, 2017
"Writer/Director Zak Hilditch gives us a deeply emotional, thought-provoking film about what it is to be human, but has cleverly disguised it as a sci-fi apocalypse thriller. Now that takes talent. What would you do if you knew you were living your final hours?"