Film Freak - 803 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||GLOW: The Story of the Gorgeous Ladies of Wrestling (2012) - Aug 04, 2017
"Probably best watched as a companion piece to the Netflix series. I watched the whole first season thinking that eveything was completely made up but no, they only barely stretched the truth. This was a real thing! On national TV! The 80s were so unironically campy and I can't believe I missed out on such a glorious decade."
|73 T5||Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens (2015) - Jul 29, 2017
"Between introducing new characters, continuing arcs from the original and servicing fans it somehow forget how to tell a good story. It's as safe as a Hollywood film can possibly be while still remaining passably watchable. Sure, Rogue One had it's problems, but at least it offered a different and interesting perspective on the Star Wars Mythos, and wasn't just a paint-by-numbers rehash of all the previous films."
|80 T7||Dunkirk (2017) - Jul 27, 2017
|78 T6||Wonder Woman (2017) - Jul 21, 2017
"No exaggeration, there were tears of joy streaming down my face seeing so many amazing strong bad-ass women on screen. It was something I didn't know I needed to see until I actually saw it. And I'm not even a woman. I can't even imagine how affirming it would be for an actual woman to see... So that's definitely the strong point of the film. Probably worth watching for that, but to be honest, the rest is pretty 'meh'. [Read Full Review]"
|70 T4||Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - Jul 10, 2017
"I mean, I can't really think of anything in particular that's BAD about it, but I'm hard-pressed to think of anything I really liked about it either. It's a formulaic, mediocre superhero movie that doesn't do much to stand out from the rest of the MCU. Overall, in quality, ranks below the Maguire films and above the Garfield ones."
|78 T6||The Palm Beach Story (1942) - Jun 27, 2017
"It's definitely dated - with offensive racial caricatures and all it's talk about gender roles, nor is it Sturges' best, funniest or most-romantic, but it still has all the hallmarks of a good Sturges film: Witty dialogue, quickly-paced narrative, censor-baiting innuendo, and great performances and line delivery all around. Bonus points for Claudette Colbert's charisma."
|85 T9||Moana (2016) - Jun 26, 2017
"There's a beautiful, wondrous, imaginative world that's richly (and respectfully) rooted in Polynesian mythology, and more importantly, a story arc that isn't confined by the traditional formulaic arc that plagues most Disney films (and family films in general.) It feels so freeing to watch an animated film and actually be genuinely surprised by the directions the plot takes me in, and between Moana and Zootopia, I am very excited by the directions that Disney is going."
|73 T5||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - May 29, 2017
"enh.... needed more Baby Groot. (Full Review Pending)"
|85 T9||Now, Voyager (1942) - May 29, 2017
"My god, Davis is so amazing. She takes an otherwise sappy, mediocre melodrama and owned every scene of it until it was transformed into a powerfully emotional movie. There are tears streaming down my face, I haven't cried this hard during a film for years. She portrays so much vulnerability and pain and yearning and hope that I find it hard to believe that anybody couldn't be moved by it. God bless you, Bette, you were magnificent."
|73 T5||Bambi (1942) - May 23, 2017
"For a movie that's about woodland creatures it teaches kids some aggressively gendered expectations of behavior. And that's not okay. I remember crying watching this as a kid, but as an adult, I didn't feel much. It's cute and sentimental, but the plot really is too bare-bones to pull much emotional weight. Beautiful animation, though, some of the forest scenes look almost photo-realistic."