Movie Buff - 406 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 3, 2015
|55 19%||Robin Hood (2010) - Nov 12, 2018
"Overlong, colourless, and bland. Could have been a decent merry band tale but for its desperate attempt to be historically relevant and grandly expansive, choices that grossly dilute the slight flavour that is present in our reimagined heroes."
|60 27%||Future World (2018) - Nov 12, 2018
"The cinematographer should be commended for making this watchable, because without the admirably creative photography, the empty script, hammy performances, and repetitive drone of dirtbikes would have driven me completely away. With it, however, the whole film has a sort of organic, earnest quality that allows this to be a pretty decent B-movie."
|75 62%||Outlaw King (2018) - Nov 11, 2018
"From opening ten-minute continual shot to viciously kinetic final battle, an excellent historical epic. Perhaps a bit watery historically, it seems to suspend accuracy for straightforwardness, but it works."
|45 8%||The Night Comes for Us (2018) - Nov 07, 2018
"Had a few decent shots, but the gruesome combat lacked a certain fluidity and the plot was poorly set up and failed to grab me. (DNF)"
|75 62%||King Arthur (2004) - Nov 04, 2018
"It has its share of silly moralizing and unconvincing deus ex and the director’s cut is perhaps overlong, but the group of heroes is greatly appealing, the action is engaging, and the cinematography is absolutely stunning. A good medieval picture."
|55 19%||Jason Bourne (2016) - Nov 03, 2018
"Insultingly pointless and plotless. The one-note soundtrack really sums it up, repeating over and over the same mildly recognizable jingle from the original trilogy. Dull and uninteresting."
|55 19%||First Knight (1995) - Nov 03, 2018
"There are enough elements present to take it seriously—or at least not to entirely laugh it off—but an even greater number of hilariously awful choices (the costumes, the solitary American, and those dollar store crossbows, to name a few), making for a bizarrely conflicting film. Had the focus been on the surprisingly nuanced relationship between Arthur and Guinevere, this could have been a remarkably better film."
|70 49%||Sorry to Bother You (2018) - Oct 30, 2018
"Went places I did not expect, and I’m still not sure how I feel about it all. It was the quieter moments that captured me—the billboards, the internal conflicts. The purposeful extremeness of the rest almost lost me, but after the shock wears off the in-your-face satire cannot help but leave an impression."
|45 8%||Apostle (2018) - Oct 28, 2018
"There is some beautiful cinematography, but with a poor story, ineffective religious horror, and inconsistent writing, the film contains nothing to warrant its length and is punishingly long."
|80 77%||First Man (2018) - Oct 22, 2018
"Negatives: Claire Foy’s accent, overlong, gratuitously white (a single protest scene does not make up for the erasure of black calculators or the lower class). Positives: the incredibly anxious shuttle test scenes, the intentional shaking and stillness of the cinematography (which is generally great), and the entirety and every aspect of the Apollo 11 mission. There’s a lot more in the middle of these extremes—it’s a good film."