Movie Buff - 256 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 3, 2015
|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."
|50 T2||Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi (1983) - Jul 13, 2017
"Sure, there’s a good score and a few moments of visual artistry, but this . . . this is not a good movie. I can hardly believe it. It’s . . . it’s laughably bad."
|60 T3||Baywatch (2017) - Jul 13, 2017
"Poorly directed, weakly edited, and written with haphazard skill, but there are a few diamonds in the rough. Small, unpolished diamonds, but the rough really isn’t that bad and it’s not like it had a height to fall from."
|70 T5||Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980) - Jul 10, 2017
"The Hoth sequence is very promising, polished and thrilling, and scenes further on in the film are on a level, but together the film is disjointed and leaps from set piece to set piece without the filler necessary to really impress or carry emotion for deeper impact."
|80 T8||Star Wars: Episode IV - A New Hope (1977) - Jul 09, 2017
"A unique and immersive experience that manages to be strangely enriched rather than hamstrung by aged effects and tacky dialogue."
|70 T5||Moana (2016) - Jun 27, 2017
"Gorgeous animation, catchy music, and fresh new mythology just form a robe over an absolutely ordinary, unexceptional story. It is easy to watch and sing along to, but has very little impact in the end."
|55 T2||The November Man (2014) - Jun 23, 2017
"Its script does not quite keep up with its ambitions, which were not insubstantial; ultimately, the film was watchable, but felt cobbled together."
|45 T1||The Lego Batman Movie (2017) - Jun 06, 2017
"All good comedies feature moments of reference humour and a subtle throwaway joke or two. They are often hit-or-miss, but they are there for those who will appreciate them. This movie is just a giant vehicle for them: an overlong (twenty minutes would have been too long), jumbled mess of cheap jokes that would have had a 50% chance of warranting a laugh if distributed one-per-film into a thousand different better films. Oof."
|85 T9||Wonder Woman (2017) - Jun 05, 2017
"From the start, ignoring perhaps the unnecessary bookend, a magnificent, powerfully exhilarating experience full of extraordinary moments big and small. It is an especial shame, then, that the climax was underwhelmingly average, leaping continents backwards from the exquisite artistry of its prior action sequences to finish with a hugely disappointing explosion battle between two CG figures. It left a sour taste in the mouth, especially since the rest of the film was so remarkably good."