Film Freak - 510 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 3, 2015
|75 64%||Downton Abbey (2019) - Sep 14, 2019
"A lavish, tidy picture. Playing it safe as the finale of a beloved programme, it’s a bit forgettable, but impeccably designed and quite enjoyable. Dame Maggie Smith really is a treasure."
|55 20%||Kingsman: The Golden Circle (2017) - Sep 09, 2019
"None of its elements really impress this time around; the kinetic camerawork during fight scenes is never jaw-dropping, the villain is never particularly juicy (though props for the explicit decriminalization message), and the fun English gentlemen schtick is awkwardly diluted by the ineffective American “parallel”."
|50 14%||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Aug 26, 2019
"Painfully pointless. A series of drawn out, meandering scenes without significance or purpose. Without the big names on the poster, this masturbatory drag would have been left in a film-history student’s wet dream, where it belongs; you could all but hear Tarantino drool over the retro logos, old cars, and dirty bare feet filling the screen. Academy-bait trash with enough charisma in its two leads to make the public almost believe there’s something in it for them, too."
|65 40%||Body of Lies (2008) - Aug 26, 2019
"It’s an original take on the espionage genre, with some clever twists and turns, but its attempt to balance its violent nationalism with human relationship really doesn’t make an impact and, despite plenty of weak efforts, Leonardo DiCaprio’s character is never interesting enough to carry the film."
|80 78%||Good Boys (2019) - Aug 25, 2019
"Boys are crying, struggling with peer pressure, accepting their differences, expressing affection, and being kids. It’s often clunky and the few moments of sensitive drama are too heavy for the actors to convincingly sell, but as a whole the film is surprisingly progressive, genuinely hilarious, and refreshingly innocent. A lot of fun."
|60 29%||The Final Girls (2015) - Aug 16, 2019
"While it fails to embrace the campy, bloody genre it pays conceptual homage to, its clever concept and surprisingly effective mother-daughter relationship carry it to relative success as its own film. It's never exceptionally groundbreaking, but it is smart and enjoyable."
|45 9%||Girls with Balls (2018) - Aug 16, 2019
"A relatively uninspired slasher flick with a few decent moments here and there."
|25 1%||Mad Max (1979) - Aug 14, 2019
"Amateurish and all around bad. Choppy, paceless, and ugly, without a thing to recommend it."
|75 64%||Hobbs and Shaw (2019) - Aug 05, 2019
"That a small-time street racing film somehow led to this action sci-fi monstrosity is absolutely mind-boggling. I may not understand the logic that steered the franchise here, but I thank it. The film is daft, fun, and extravagant in all the right ways: it’s stupid and stupidly entertaining, which I will staunchly believe was its intention from the beginning. Just sit back and enjoy it."
|80 78%||The Shining (1980) - Jul 25, 2019
"Its atmosphere is overpowering and effective, the music and cinematography excellent and absolutely vicious. When not reacting to horror or being deranged, the actors are wooden and unconvincing, especially as seen in dialogue exchanged over the phone, though editing surely had a role in this. Inside its madness, however, the film is utterly compelling: Jack Nicholson, never believably mundane, is terrifyingly good and the imagery is outstanding."