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CosmicMonkey

Film Freak - 904 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 5, 2009

Location: Montreal, Canada

Age: 25

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.
more Recent Ratings
78 57% Beauty and the Beast (1946) - Aug 16, 2018
"Surprisingly for a fairy tale, the entire film feels very... I don't know, sad? The scenes set in the Beast's Castle and it's expressionist set design are beautifully creepy, and the entire film is overflowing with imagery, metaphor, and subtext, if you're into that sort of thing. However, the world and characters outside of the castle are very bland and uninteresting, and there's the unignorable issue of the story itself being about Stockholm syndrome and based in 18th century misogyny."
73 42% Good Will Hunting (1997) - Aug 12, 2018
"The scenes between Williams and Damon, are always stunning, with solid performances delivering great dialogue. The rest of the Will's life outside of therapy, however, fails to deliver to the same degree and falls into a rather uninspired feel-good story about social mobility, with an unnecessary romantic subplot and a bunch of annoying supporting characters who get more screen time than they need."
73 42% The Big Sleep (1946) - Aug 11, 2018
"It seems that most reviewers are willing to forgive the confusing labyrinthine plot in favour of atmosphere, dialogue and the chemistry between the leads, but I don't agree: There are noirs with far more intoxicating atmospheres, noirs with far more stylistic dialogue and noirs with better chemistry. Heck, this isn't even the best Bogart-Bacall film. At the end of the day, I didn't know what was going on, and didn't experience anything that had alreayd been done better in the genre."
75 49% Erin Brockovich (2000) - Aug 10, 2018
"I read somewhere that this was a "investigative procedural with a comedic protagonist," and I think that's a very good description. With the entire premise reliant on Roberts' performance, it's a good thing she pulls it off; with just the right balance of comic and serious to create a memorably feisty heroine. Considering the rest of the director's oeuvre, this is a remarkably safe, conventional film, that satisfyingly passes the time, while achieving nothing remarkable. "
95 98% A Matter of Life and Death (1946) - Aug 10, 2018
"Talk about ballsy: a morality tale by an Austrian Jew who fled Nazism made to warn the British about the dangers of nationalism. The Archers took absolutely every risk with this, ultimately making an utterly, daring unique film decades ahead of its time. With breathtakingly good special fx, imaginatively expressionist set design, wonderful cinematography and a story and script that's riveting while simultaneously balancing an imaginative fantasy-romance story with a sobering self-reflection."
90 93% The Florida Project (2017) - Aug 08, 2018
"I'm not usually a huge fan of these slow, quiet "slice-of-life" kind of films, but this absolutely did it for me. 10 minutes in nothing was happening yet I was already completely hooked; two hours later and I had tears in my eyes and had felt pretty much every emotion that exists. Understated, yet simultaneously powerful. A triumph of film-making and a masterpiece of humanist story-telling."
70 36% Fried Green Tomatoes (1991) - Aug 06, 2018
"Yeah, I get why this film made so much money. Despite Hollywood's love of bromances, films about feminine friendships (also Lesbians!) has been generally under-served. FGT is awfully clichéd in the feel-good Hollywood movie kind of way, but that didn't bother me that much, because in this case it doesn't feel like just another cynical Hollywood money grab; through all the cheesy, saccharine moments there is an actual heart and soul that shines through, "
60 18% Storks (2016) - Aug 06, 2018
"There were things in this film that I actually rather liked, like the (brief) LGBTQ representation in a kid's film, that silent fight scene near the end with the penguins, and literally any scene when the wolves were present, but there were plenty more that I didn't: Sexist gender roles, an uninteresting villain, and most of all, the weak story that was clearly designed just to link together as many cliché and unoriginal family film jokes and gags as possible. Passable film, but nothing more. "
88 90% Notorious (1946) - Aug 04, 2018
"My only complaint is that Devlin and Alicia fall in love almost immediately with no build-up, but other than that it's an almost flawless piece of escapist cinema. The cast is great, giving nuanced performances, Hitchcock's formalist camerawork and editing is both breath-taking and effective and the story has just enough depth and intelligence to be entertaining and still leave room open for interpretation and discussion. And that ending shot, wow, haunting, possibly my favourite in any film."
70 36% Gilda (1946) - Aug 01, 2018
"At it's core, the story is ultimately a defense of shitty, misogynistic, abusive relationships through the excuse of it being a "love-hate relationship", and that's not really something I can get behind or defend, but let's be honest the only reason why anyone watches this is because of Rita Hayworth, and my god is she magnificent. She is so seductive, sexy, charismatic and charming that it's impossible to keep your eyes off of her. That black dress even has it's own wiki page, it's that iconic."