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CosmicMonkey

Cinema Addict - 1079 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 5, 2009

Location: Montreal, Canada

Age: 27

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.

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more Recent Ratings
85 84% A Streetcar Named Desire (1951) - Jun 05, 2020
"The fiery dialogue between Brando and Leigh, is not just a battle of values but a battle between different eras and the soul of acting itself. Brando came seemingly out of nowhere to burn Hollywood to the ground with a frightening intensity and naturalism, never before seen, making his performance in this perhaps the most influential ever. It doesn't hurt that there's a killer script crackling with tension, subtext, character depth and moral complexity, too."
73 39% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) - May 31, 2020
"Granted, I never watched Rouge Nation and don't remember much from any of the other M:I films, but I was thoroughly confused the whole time and found myself rolling my eyes at most of the dialogue. Didn't matter that much though, because the setpieces were incredible. McQuarrie is great at directing coherent, exciting action and if he actually had a good script in his hands he could be the next Cameron. "
75 47% Hereditary (2018) - May 27, 2020
"I loved the first two acts of the film, where this was a dark family drama that used the the language of the horror genre as a metaphor for how hereditary (get it?) mental health conditions such as DID and Schizophrenia often get awakened inside people during times of extreme trauma. But then the last act turned into a typical, albeit well-made and mostly cliche-less, horror film. So much potential and great ideas that almost clicked together into a masterpiece but not quite."
80 65% 13th (2016) - May 27, 2020
"Maybe watching this in the midst of a pandemic that is very disproportionately killing African-Americans (many of whom are incarcerared) wasn't the best decision for my mental health. Not the best doc I've seen on the topic but still depressing, infuriating and absolutely essential."
68 28% The African Queen (1951) - May 26, 2020
"It's a fun action-adventure-romance with solid acting, believable chemistry, gorgeous location photography and an exciting story generally based around smart-people-solving-problems, but oh my god is it colonial and racist. From the opening shots it goes out of its way to show the native Africans as exoticized and animalistic as possible. Great film, but a dated celebration of European colonialism which will no doubt age poorly in the 21st Century. "
88 90% Umberto D. (1952) - May 22, 2020
"One of the most heartbreaking films I've ever seen; those last ten minutes are utterly devastating. An exploration of lonliness, love, old age and most importantly poverty and how it can completely paralyze and rob one of dignity. A different approach to neo-realism than Bicycle Thieves or Paisan, one that is not afraid adopt sentimentality or more conventional film language, but one that is no less valid in the truth of its storytelling."
75 47% Kim's Convenience (2016) - May 17, 2020
"(Seasons 1-3) Funny CBC wholesomeness. Plus Appa literally is my favourite TV dad ever. If you're an MCU super-fan and want to get an idea of what Shang-Chi is going be like before the movie comes out this is the best place to check him out."
85 84% The Big Lebowski (1998) - May 17, 2020
"I put off watching this for a looooong time, because I haven't really been a big fan of any of the Coen Bros. comedies I've seen so far, but honestly, this was hilarious! The first 40 minutes were a bit of dud, but from that point one this movie killed me: the campy German villains, the surreal dream sequences, literally any scene with Julianne Moore. Not to mention it's a technical masterpiece, with some of the best camerawork and editing I've ever seen from the Coens. Lives up to the hype."
68 28% Snatch (2000) - May 15, 2020
"I love the editing style and visual aesthetic; it's smoothly cool, stylish and distinct and elevates what otherwise would be a mediocre crime film. Its portrayal of the traveller/romani community is deeply problematic though, starting with Brad Pitt's terrible accent, through to its reinforcement of harmful stereotypes and ending with its almost nonstop racial slurs."
45 6% The Hangover (2009) - May 11, 2020
"In The Hangover, Oscar-nominated auteurs Todd Phillips and Bradley Cooper powerfully explore masculinity, consumerism and the institution of heterosexual marriage throug- lol jk this is an unfunny cesspool of toxic frat boy humour."