Film Freak - 838 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.
|83 T8||Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - Jan 19, 2018
|40 T1||Flubber (1997) - Jan 12, 2018
"Probably not as bad as it's made out to be, but far worse than I remember it being as a kid. The story is essentially an excuse to include as much poorly-done slapstick in as short amount of time as possible, and the Doctor's relationship with Weebo is creepily sexist. Everyone hates on the dancing goo but strangely, I thought that was the best part, actually."
|75 T5||Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014) - Jan 12, 2018
"I came in expecting a drab, nationalistic and mediocre action film like The First Aveneger, but was pleasantly surprised by what ended up being a decent spy thriller, with a surprising level of political commentary. I mean it could've gone a lot further than it did, but as it stands this is the most intellectual MCU film so far. "
|68 T4||Doctor Strange (2016) - Jan 12, 2018
"This film uses CGI in creative and unique ways that I haven't seen before... which is kinda cool, I guess, but unfortunately I can't say that about any of the rest of the film. Formulaic superhero origin story, complete with training montages, overly-CGed fight scenes, and plot holes resulting from the unclear and arbitrary rules surrounding the usage of their superpower. It's a passable popcorn flick but entirely mediocre."
|85 T9||Day of Wrath (1943) - Dec 31, 2017
"Slow-moving, yet surprisingly tense., Day of Wrath is a film seeping to the brim with ambiguity, subtext and symbolism and it demands repeat viewings in order to decipher.it's mysteries. A masterful combination of brilliant camerawork and creative storytelling."
|63 T3||Chale Chalo: The Lunacy of Film Making (2003) - Dec 31, 2017
"Obviously of interest to anyone studying/working in film production, but as far as documentaries about film-making go this one is pretty dry (pun not-intended) and insubstantial and there others out there that are much or interesting or informative. Also, the voiced-over film essay aspects were absolutely terrible, and should've been cut out altogether."
|80 T7||Lagaan: Once Upon a Time in India (2001) - Dec 29, 2017
"It can be at times cheesy, but I think it;s a testament to the film-making that this 3.5-hour movie never feels its length. Colourful, fun and way more exciting than you'd expect any film about cricket to be, it's definitely a film that's earned a place among the canon of great movie musicals.."
|83 T8||Om Shanti Om (2007) - Dec 25, 2017
"Finally! A film that celebrates and revels in Bollywood and all it's operatic campiness! While the second half drags a little, on a whole it's a incredibly fun joy-filled ride. This would be the film I would recommend to someone if they've never seen a Bollywood musical before, as it so perfectly encapsulates everything Indian Cinema can be when done right. "
|75 T5||The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp (1943) - Dec 23, 2017
"I mean, it's interesting enough, with great performances, beautiful colour cinematography and some of the most creative scene transitions I've ever seen, but politically it's a bit of a mess; don't get me wrong, Anti-Nazism is great, but it's less great when coupled with blind, unquestioning support for British Colonialism and the genocidal practices committed under it. But then again, how much nuance can I expect from a propaganda film? "
|75 T5||Bombay Talkies (2013) - Dec 19, 2017
"An anthology of films about how Bollywood has affected the lives of everyday indians.. Each is film is very different in it's approach and all about as equally interesting as one another (except maybe the last one.) Overall, it provides a very interesting cross-section of contemporary India."