Movie Buff - 298 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 3, 2015
|65 T4||Straight Outta Compton (2015) - Jan 08, 2018
"Like watching a Wikipedia article; the subject is fascinating, but it’s a mess of links, names, and time jumps, and it’s too long but too compelling to stop."
|75 T6||The Scorpion King (2002) - Jan 05, 2018
"A fun romp well aware of its own silliness."
|40 T1||The Circle (2017) - Jan 05, 2018
"The commentary is theoretically timely, but made utterly ridiculous in delivery, as if the scriptwriters were excited fearmongers latching onto a headline without a shred of actual political or social understanding."
|85 T9||Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) - Jan 01, 2018
"Too long, and starts clumsily, but worth it for the film's surprising nuance and intricacy, intertwining not only multiple storylines but commentary lines as well. A plethora of strong female characters, staggering visuals, and moments of powerful subversion allow each of the multiple final acts to ably carry my interest onward. Did I mention the visuals?"
|80 T8||Bright (2017) - Dec 29, 2017
"The social commentary may be a little rough, but the fantasy element sets this buddy cop film a cut above the rest, firstly for its originality and secondly for its sharp and creative execution. Well shot and creatively framed."
|65 T4||Baby Driver (2017) - Dec 23, 2017
"The only relationship that really resonated of the many that were meant to mean something in the film was between Baby and his foster father; the rest fell flat and, as they were meant to carry much of the plot, the plot also fell. Much of the cinematography was fluid and pretty, the first car chase was incredible, but these elements were, in the end, let down."
|80 T8||Their Finest (2017) - Dec 20, 2017
"A bit clumsy, and many of the film’s developments seem too convenient (e.g., the affair) or rushed (particularly the otherwise laudable genre-challenging twist), but it remains altogether a charming and clever film carried along by lovely performances from the three on the poster, and strong writing showcased primarily in Catrin Cole’s unique and subtly powerful character."
|55 T2||The Recall (2017) - Dec 17, 2017
"A pretty standard, but entertaining, B-movie."
|60 T3||Nativity 2: Danger in the Manger! (2012) - Dec 16, 2017
"It’s fun, the kids are undeniably adorable, and David Tennant is lovely, but some of the antics are simply too much to ask of a suspension of disbelief."
|75 T6||Colossal (2017) - Dec 16, 2017
"While its culmination is undeniably poignant and surprisingly provocative, the journey there is unsteady. Altogether, however, thoughtful and unique."