Film Freak - 796 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 5, 2009
Location: Montreal, Canada
Bio: Hi! I like movies. I also like things that aren't movies. Like Cupcakes. and Corgies.
I don't review short films.
For increased precision and accuracy, I'm only ranking films I've seen since around early 2007.
|70 T4||Gone with the Wind (1939) - May 01, 2016
"It tells an epic, sweeping story with well-developed characters, and it tells it really well, but it also tells that story through a lens of rape-apologism, slavery-glorification and historical revisionism. I'm certainly not the first person to say these things, but that's the complicated nature of this film: There's moments watching it when I'm awed, blown-away and swept off my feet in a epic tour de force, followed immediately by moments so problematic they literally make me feel ill."
|88 T9||Inside Out (2015) - Oct 21, 2016
"It is possible nitpick about little details in this film, but what Inside Out accomplishes is incredible, not only does it provide children a language and context with which to communicate the complexities of their emotions, and not only does it teach a lesson that's valuable not just to children, but to many growns-up as well, but it does so with a such well-crafted emotional core that It made cry, something that I haven't done in a film for a while. Truly Pixar at their A-Game."
|60 T2||Anomalisa (2015) - Jan 31, 2016
"Oh Dear, It appears Kaufman is at the point in his career that many filmmakers seem to inevitably reach: where their once great ideas have turned into self-indulgent wanks of interest to only the narrowest of demographics. Yes, it's beautiful to look at, but I've seen the whole "Grumpy-old-man-discovers-meaning-in-life-after-falling-in-love-with-much-younger-pixie-dreamgirl" story dozens of times by now and this one is no better than the rest. Come on Charlie, you can do better than this."
|83 T8||The Lady Eve (1941) - Oct 19, 2016
"A romantic comedy that also happens to be both genuinely funny and alluringly sexy, so much so that I'm surprised it got past Hollywood censors. Stanwyck is absolutely amazing in her role and the both the script and film are well-paced and well-made. Also of note, this film probably has the most hilarious scene involving a horse in Hollywood history. "