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CosmicMonkey

Film Freak - 944 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 5, 2009

Location: Montreal, Canada

Age: 26

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
58 14% The Green Hornet (2011) - Dec 15, 2018
"There's some annoyingly racist aspects to the character of Kato that the all-White creative team failed to address or likely even recognize exists in this "retelling". Furthermore, whether it's the result of the script or Rogen's acting, Britt Reid is far too abusive and unlikable a character to be an engaging hero and the film as a whole is a mix of a few good yet completely underdeveloped ideas, generic superhero tropes, comprehensible yet mediocre action sequences and hit-or-miss comedy."
85 84% Frozen Planet (2011) - Dec 13, 2018
"While its focus on a single biome is probably more educational and informative, it also means that it lacks the sense of grandeur and magnificent wonder that a globe-spanning series like Planet Earth or Life had. Of course, like everything else this production team releases, the photography can still be at times absolutely breathtaking in its beauty."
70 35% Mary and the Witch's Flower (2017) - Dec 10, 2018
"Ghibli-level quality when it comes to animation and world-building, but definitely not on the same level when it comes to writing. Characters explain their every inner thought multiple times and plague the dialog with awkward expo-speak, the characters all could've been more developed and the central conflict felt threadbare. Even compared to Ghibli, this film is intensely sweet and saccharine, which I didn't mind personally, but I'd understand if it was a turn off to others."
83 75% Touch of Evil (1958) - Dec 09, 2018
"(Review is for Theatrical Version) What's the equivalent of Blackface for latinos? Brownface? Whatever it's called, it's unfortunately present in this movie in spades. Which is dissappointing, because there's so much else about this movie that I love; that amazing opening long take, Welles's completely transformative performance (I didn't even recognize that it was him until 3/4 the way through), the harsh noir aesthethic, the gritty narrative that leaves some tough moral questions. "
78 56% Kramer vs. Kramer (1979) - Dec 09, 2018
"The gender politics of this movie are... weird, to say the least, but at the time of its release it was still a progressive and important film, especially in its portrayal of healthy fatherhood. I feel, like what would've otherwise been a mediocre film is elevated by some superb performances from the entire cast, especially Streep."
73 41% Departures (2008) - Dec 09, 2018
"The hosts can get a little frustrating to watch as they're your pretty typical douchey 20-something straight White guys who come into every country with a sense of White entitlement, but they have good chemistry and there are plenty of funny moments. The photography, on the other hand, is probably the best I've seen from any travel show, and the show as a whole does a good job of showcasing destinations and activities that are overlooked by most other travel shows."
83 75% The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) - Dec 04, 2018
"A fascinating portrayal of greed and paranoia. Bogart turns probably the best performance of his career, and it is all around a pretty, well-made captivating film. I just feel like something is missing though, while it gives plenty for amateur psychologists to look into, I would've liked to have seen more social commentary: what is it in the history of capitalism, colonialism and materialism that allows and helps these evil thoughts grow in men's minds in the first place?"
55 12% A Wrinkle in Time (2018) - Dec 03, 2018
"A disappointing work by a great filmmaker. Despite a couple of interesting creative choices, we were left with a film with awkward pacing, cheesy expo-laden dialogue, bad editing, a confusing story and some truly questionable casting decisions. While this might sound like I hated it, in reality I was mostly just bored and uninvested, and I almost get the feeling that DuVernay herself was too while making it."
81 70% Accidental Courtesy: Daryl Davis, Race & America (2017) - Nov 29, 2018
"Like all good documentaries it forces the viewer to confront difficult questions with no easy answers: How much platform and space should be given to hate groups? What is the best/most effective to combat oppression and intolerance? And while I definitely feel there were some strands that deserved more investigation and exploration by the filmmakers, the film as a whole provides a decent and interesting snapshot of both Darryl Davis and the contemporary state of race in the USA."
68 29% Green Book (2018) - Nov 29, 2018
""Racism through the White Gaze," A film about racism made by White people, centered on a White protagonist and designed to avoid making White people feel bad about racism in any possible way. Driving Miss Daisy came out almost 30 years ago, I thought Hollywood was done with this type of storytelling. How, in the same year that Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman and the Hate U Give came out, is such a misguided and outdated film winning so many awards? ...Mahershala Ali was really good though."