Film Freak - 863 Film 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.
|78 T6||Hairspray (2007) - Apr 07, 2018
"It's a high-energy campily fun time, however I couldn't help but feel some dissonance between it's fun light-hearted tone and its attempts at confronting serious and painful subject matter like Racism and the Civil Rights Movement. In the end, its portrayal of racial tension is... awkward, just like this sentence."
|77 T6||Broadchurch (2013) - Apr 03, 2018
"Season 1 is an excellently-made small town murder mystery, and Season 3 is pretty decent, but Season 2 is a painfully melodramatic courtroom drama with ridiculous and hard-to-believe plot twists and it almost ruins the series. The two leads are great throughout, especially Olivia Colman, who is breathtakingly phenomenal at times. I'd put good money her to be a Oscar contender within the next 5 years, she's that good. Score is an average of all 3 seasons."
|85 T9||To Have and Have Not (1944) - Mar 31, 2018
"The seductively cool companion piece to Casablanca's dreamy warmth. Bacall is absolutely simmering in her screen debut and the chemistry between her and Bogart is phenomenal and completely believable. Features much better characters and romance than it's sibling film, but suffers from a weaker plot and less distinctive atmosphere."
|93 T10||Alias Grace (2017) - Mar 30, 2018
"The best mini-series I have ever seen and quite probably the greatest thing CBC has ever produced. Like if HBO made Anne of Green Gables. A stark, gut-wrenching portrayal of 19th Century womanhood, a mesmerizing murder mystery and mind-bending psychological thriller, and brilliantly subversive feminist social critique all rolled together into one. Also all of the performances are absolutely monumental and unforgettable (and who knew that David Cronenberg could act?)"
|78 T6||Treasure Planet (2002) - Mar 30, 2018
"Generally considered to be one of the worst Disney animated films, which surprised me, since it might actually be one of my favourites. Beautiful steam-punk visuals, some well-formed characters and relationships between them, and maybe the best Disney villain ever. Despite being familiar with the original story, the twists still somehow took me by surprise in one of the least-formulaic Disney films. Definitely an under-rated film worth a look. "
|80 T7||Mother India (1957) - Mar 27, 2018
"A melodrama so melodramatic its elevated to epic & mythic proportions. Often-compared to Gone With the Wind, this is film is usually cited as, for better or for worse, the leading influence in defining Indian womanhood."
|80 T7||Laura (1944) - Mar 27, 2018
"Satisfyingly suspenseful Agatha Christie-esque whodunit, with believable and surprising plot twists and beautiful noir photography. Preminger's low-key directorial style compliments the film's deep subtext and ambiguous meanings, which invites exploration of its themes of sexuality, gender, obsession and crime."
|78 T6||Monster Hunt (2015) - Mar 27, 2018
"Although its delivery can be overwhelmingly suger-coated at times, overall I found it to be a refreshingly original and unique action-comedy with a world and characters both fun and complex enough that I'd want to revisit them again."
|70 T4||Captain America: Civil War (2016) - Mar 22, 2018
"I was expecting the political sophistication of Winter Soldier, and was left with a lazy plot that served as nothing more but a weak excuse to get all these heroes to fight against one another. Why should I have expected anything more? Black Panther was cool though, can't wait to finally watch his solo-film. "
|68 T4||Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Mar 22, 2018
"Earth's mightiest heroes gather together to fight... one of the MCU's least compelling villains. Whedon has a gift for writing dialog and the banter is still witty, but none of it ever creates interesting character arcs or a servicable plot."