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CosmicMonkey

Film Freak - 971 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.

Letterboxd: CosmicMonkey
more Recent Ratings
88 90% Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) - Feb 16, 2019
"The hype is right, this really might be the most wholesome movie ever made, and it certainly didn't stop me from tearing up almost continuously throughout the film. Although Rogers was by no means perfect, and through a 2019 lens is still quite conservative on many issues, his gospel of love, patience, understanding and healthy masculinity, was almost radical in its softness and provides a much-needed ray of optimism during a period of history when optimism seems hard to come by."
65 25% Dark Tourist (2018) - Feb 10, 2019
"I'm glad to see that I'm not the only who feels Farrier's claims of "Journalistic curiosity" most of the time just comes across as rude, dismissive and exploitative at best, and as fetishistic voyeurism at worst. The host is mostly unbearable, and the episodes vary wildly in quality, with Japan and Central Asia, being the two stand-outs for me."
73 41% Fargo (2014) - Feb 04, 2019
"(Review for Seasons 1-3) I'm still on the fence about whether I like it or not. I'd probably dislike it more but it's just so much fun seeing my hometown finally get the big-budget Hollywood treatment. Watching someone get murdered behind the grocery store near my old apartment feels surreal, and it's a lot of fun trying to recognize landmarks and filming locations every episode. Is this how Angelinos, New Yorkers and Vancouverites feel all the time?"
73 41% The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) - Feb 04, 2019
"This is probably the dumbest criticism I could ever level against this film, and if I was a professional film critic my reputation would in shambles, but... this movie spreads harmful stereotypes about rabbits. They are not pests or vermin, they are affectionate members (*starts sniffling*) of the family who deserve love, warmth & t-t-tenderness (*full on sobbing*) ...It was a really bad idea to watch this film so close to the anniversary of my bunny's death."
55 12% The Land Before Time (1988) - Jan 31, 2019
"The death scene is really touching and the expressionist landscapes are very pretty to look at but the rest is... boring. It's telling that a film that's barely over an hour long still feels like it's stuffed with filler: the characters are barely developed, and the conflict with the "Sharptooth" felt contrived and forced. Honestly, It feels more to me like the pilot episode to a TV show than a film, and considering they spun off like 20 sequels from this, maybe that was the intention all along."
70 35% Ocean's 8 (2018) - Jan 31, 2019
"Not the best Ocean's film, but not the worst. Sandra Bullock is very charismatic but the cast as a whole struggles to have good chemistry, the dialogue is awkward and ultimately the film relies way too much on rehashing the same storybeats as the original. Fun enough to pass the time, but it's only been like an hour since I finished it, and I'm already starting to forget it."
78 56% Red River (1948) - Jan 30, 2019
"I feel this film participates in and exemplifies the national myth-making of the United States moreso than any other; with its magnificent iconographic shots of cattle drives framing these White men and their endeavour to conquer the land as a near biblical struggle (notice the Red River as a metaphor for Moses crossing the Red Sea). All this, wrapped up in a fairly exciting cowboy adaptation of Mutiny on the Bounty. There's an awful lot to unpack here if you look, though much of it is racist."
93 96% The Red Shoes (1948) - Jan 28, 2019
"Honestly, if it weren't for the weird brief use of Blackface minstrelsy at one point and the hasty and overly melodramatic ending, it's possible this might've gotten a perfect score. It's outstandingly beautiful and overflowing with layers-upon-layers of symbolism, subtext and meta-textual commentary. Not only did this give me newfound appreciation for the art of ballet, but it introduced me to all new ways of cinematic storytelling that I never could've imagined before."
40 5% Thugs of Hindostan (2018) - Jan 26, 2019
"Terribly-written, terribly-directed, and terribly choreographed, with an Amitabh Bachchan who's obviously at least a decade too old to be able to do any dance or action sequences. I was expecting a fun, campy musical version of Pirates of the Carribbean, and instead I got an awful not-fun musical version of the worst parts of all the Pirates of the Carribbean sequels."
85 83% Carol (2015) - Jan 25, 2019
"I don't think I've ever seen a film that has so accurately captures the combination of sheer joy, terror, and erotic excitement that comes with falling in love, only to pull the carpet from under you, and depict how far-reaching the consequences of love can be, especially within the societal expectations of heteronormative patriarchy. I don't even normally like these kinds of slow, subtextual films, but under the tender hands of a master film-maker like Todd Haynes, they can be cinematic magic."