Movie Buff - 248 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 3, 2015
|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."
|55 T2||Doctor Strange (2016) - Jun 03, 2017
"Like the worst kind of secondhand store, this film is cluttered yet empty: every one of the multitude of flashy, colourful items inside—the shop window displays romance, mysticism, third way pacifism, quantum mechanics, character development, superheroics, infinity theory, martial arts, and hospital drama—is cheap and unable to stand up to a moment of scrutiny."
|80 T8||I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (2017) - May 19, 2017
"A clever little film that plays out in subdued, pretty cinematography and dry dialogue, surprising the viewer with twists, violence, and emotion but never becoming incoherent."
|60 T3||Mindhorn (2016) - May 19, 2017
"As a whole mildly amusing but not remarkable."
|95 T10||A Knight's Tale (2001) - May 16, 2017
"A masterpiece, from cast to script to soundtrack. Iconic, singular, and eminently enjoyable on multiple levels."
|65 T4||Zombeavers (2014) - May 07, 2017
"Creatively stupid and necessarily self-aware; pretty entertaining, actually."
|30 T1||Shark Night 3D (2011) - May 07, 2017
"Takes itself seriously and makes no other effort, so … yeah, it is a B-movie, but not a creative or particularly fun one."
|85 T9||City of God (2003) - May 03, 2017
"Fast-paced, powerful, and full of exquisite artistry."
|80 T8||Inception (2010) - May 03, 2017
"Dances a knife’s edge of credulity (its narrowness sharply defined as soon as this line was delivered: “When awake we use only 10% of our brains …”) but reaches its point in style. Visually and conceptually compelling, and singularly so. Powerfully executed."