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CosmicMonkey

Cinema Addict - 1148 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 5, 2009

Location: Montreal, Canada

Age: 28

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
93 96% The Matrix (1999) - Jan 20, 2021
"Me, 10 Years Ago: The Matrix is nowhere as deep and meaningful as people say it is. Me, Now: The Matrix is a revolutionary Communist manifesto that doubles as an allegory for the transgender experience, and is far deeper than people say it is. Not to mention, those actions scenes are still utterly fantastic."
60 17% Starship Troopers (1997) - Jan 20, 2021
"Sorry Verhoeven, but making a fascist propaganda film and then adding some camp into it, doesn't suddenly make it a satire, it just makes it a campy fascist propaganda film. The right intention, and a good idea, but a poor execution."
68 29% I Am Legend (2007) - Jan 15, 2021
"This film reminded but that there was period of a few years where both iPods and video stores were a thing. Like it makes sense logically, but it's still weird to think about. Theatrical Cut: 65 -Directors Cut: 70"
35 3% Scary Movie (2000) - Jan 10, 2021
"Scary Movie murdered subtlety and displayed its remains proudly on its front lawn."
60 17% Best of Stand-up 2020 (2020) - Jan 09, 2021
"Nice idea. Good way to introduce yourself to new stand-ups you might not know but.... enh. "
73 40% The Pirates! Band of Misfits (2012) - Jan 09, 2021
"The first week of 2021 has been an utter dumpster fire, so I thought I would try to cheer myself up with whimsically British stop motion, and yeah, it kinda helped. I know I would've absolutely loved this movie if it came out when I was a kid. The humour can't decide if it's aimed for toddlers or adults so it aims for both and doesn't do a great job at either, although there were still some solid gags (especially the monkey). It's a charming concept that deserves to see a sequel some day."
70 34% The Golden Coach (1953) - Dec 29, 2020
"Renoir's leftist tendencies are present here, but unfortunately the film's politics still feel dated as it very much defends colonialism and doubles-down on the myth of the "noble savage." The best part was the actual commedia dell'arte scenes, but they're actually pretty sparingly peppered in and I would've like to have seen more. Renoir's usage of symbolism and visual subtext is great, but not enough to carry the rest of the film into greatness. Magnani is insanely charismatic."
65 24% Planeta Bur (1962) - Dec 26, 2020
"While I wouldn't say it's good, it's definitely a really interesting time capsule of the Soviet attitudes towards space exploration and Soviet futurist aesthetic. It's also a strange mixture of harder, grounded philosophical science-fiction with campier adventure movie elements like dinosaurs and tentacle monsters. Great production value and effects for the time. Obviously an influence on both Kubrick and Lucas."
53 10% The Grinch (2018) - Dec 22, 2020
"There's a couple of things in this adaptation I liked: Max the Dog was really cute, the animation and visual style looked nice and the actual Christmas-stealing montage was well-done, but it doesn't do enough to differentiate itself from the far-superior and far more charming 1966 animated version to justify its existence."
75 48% Ma Rainey's Black Bottom (2020) - Dec 22, 2020
"Sure it feels stage-y, but it showcases the powerhouse performances from the leads. If Viola doesn't win an Oscar this year, I will fly to LA and protest it myself. A solid, though perhaps not outstanding, simmering-tension chamber drama, that also tells a broader story about Black-American history."