Movie Buff - 231 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 3, 2015
|85 T9||Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga'Hoole (2010) - Mar 27, 2017
"A talented voice cast adds additional quality to breathtakingly beautiful animation. The story may be nothing more than a small, quick vehicle from set piece to set piece but I really did not mind, since each scene is full of humour or action and is always, always incredibly gorgeous."
|70 T5||All Good Things (2010) - Mar 27, 2017
"The disturbing story unwinds patiently, though not without stumble, and despite all its twists and turns it remains largely focused and engaging. Ryan Gosling gives a terribly subtle performance unfortunately undermined by his poor makeup artist."
|75 T6||The Prestige (2006) - Mar 25, 2017
"The central conceits and their specific executions were incredible, but the movie surrounding it was less impressive, led as it was by poorly written characters who presented as flat despite scattered effort."
|85 T9||The Secret of Kells (2009) - Mar 24, 2017
"A singularly beautiful little film, steeped in culture and colour. Simply lovely."
|80 T8||Moonlight (2016) - Mar 20, 2017
"The film focused its array of exceptional talent before and behind the camera on representing the subject’s *experience* and due to this choice could not focus on the subject himself, giving the film a wider scope and an unconventional voice but leaving it on a visceral level less engaging, though still provocative and artistically wonderful."
|65 T4||Beauty and the Beast (2017) - Mar 18, 2017
"An extraordinarily weak story is a foundation upon which no lovely visuals, tiny (tiny) feminist influences, catchy music, and capable performances can sit comfortably. The film may be a nearly perfect live-action recreation of a beloved classic, but in its model lies the horrible flaws and in its recreation lies an enormous missed opportunity."
|85 T9||Get Out (2017) - Mar 10, 2017
"Executed with precision and talent. Terrifying, affecting, and, at its end, so satisfying as to warrant a round of applause from the cinema audience."
|65 T4||Troy (2004) - Mar 08, 2017
"Though its epic length is populated with exciting battles, laudable costuming, and a lavish city of Troy, poor direction, a disjointed screenplay, and cringe-worthy acting causes it to seriously drag. Yet at its end it still somehow seems worth the time, even if it is so, upon consideration, just for the incredible duels."
|75 T6||Hidden Figures (2016) - Mar 05, 2017
"An important story delivered with emphasis on the positives, which on one hand waters down the obstacles faced by the characters but on the other fosters an atmosphere of optimism and emotionally charged inspiration that leaves a viewer smiling through tears."
|55 T2||Death Race 2050 (2017) - Feb 27, 2017