Movie Buff - 264 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 3, 2015
|70 T5||The Boy and the Beast (2015) - Sep 08, 2017
"A hilarious and touching first half leads into a clumsy, but still engaging, second half."
|70 T5||The Outcasts (2017) - Sep 06, 2017
"An uninspiring vanilla framework filled mostly with forgettable TV movie ingredients … but also a surprising number of thoughtful, progressive lines and actually hilarious jokes."
|80 T8||Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) - Sep 01, 2017
"Gorgeously filmed, charmingly acted, and while the (sometimes shaky) balance between drama and absurdity leans towards comedy it still possesses affecting substance on both sides of the fulcrum."
|50 T2||The Intern (2015) - Aug 31, 2017
"Watered down and nearly lifeless but for Robert De Niro’s softly charismatic performance."
|90 T10||Drive (2011) - Aug 25, 2017
"The film’s weighted patience and deliberate pacing is filled with emotive performances—Ryan Gosling and Carey Mulligan are subtle and electric—and gorgeous colour."
|90 T10||The Fall (2008) - Aug 15, 2017
"A sumptuous and imaginative film in which lead actors Lee Pace and Catinca Untaru play strong supporting roles to gorgeous locales and incredible colours."
|50 T2||Riverworld (2010) - Aug 06, 2017
"The ingredients are there but the chef is not. A compelling world and a great deal of potential for twists, turns, and thrills are squandered by, well, turning what could have been an interesting many-episode television programme into a feature film, for a start (even if it was a really long feature film)."
|80 T8||Swiss Army Man (2016) - Aug 04, 2017
"Daniel Radcliffe is adorable, the music and pacing are infectious, and the whole film is strangely touching and reflective. Also weird. Very weird."
|90 T10||Dunkirk (2017) - Jul 27, 2017
"Masterful cinematography, sound, and music flow through an ingeniously crafted story structure and allow the simple profundity of action and image—realized in capable performance and authentic sets—to speak volumes, even of the complexities of war, of its horror and heroics. A stunning barrage of image and sound."
|75 T6||Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) - Jul 26, 2017
"In a world of staggeringly beautiful visuals and clever concepts, strict adherence to White Man’s Patriarchy and the gender binary across alien culture and five hundred years in the future is a shocking disappointment. I would consider this film eminently imaginative—and its sets, colours, and many of its ideas are incredible—if not for its … utter lack of imagination."