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CosmicMonkey

Cinema Addict - 1211 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
73 41% Andhadhun (2018) - Sep 03, 2021
"A solid twisting neo-noir, complete with femme fatale, dubious morality and a sense of tragic fatalism. I can easily see Alfred Hitchcock making this exact same film in 1946. Probably a little too long for its own good, as the pacing begins to lag during the second half. I think this is the most Westernized Bollywood film I've ever seen (for better or worse.) "
68 29% The Karate Kid (1984) - Aug 31, 2021
"Miyagi-san is the real hero of The Karate Kid: A man who fled his own country's fascist government, immigrated to the US, yet still wound up in a Japanese internment camp where his wife and unborn son died. Despite facing an unimaginable level of pain, loss and grief, he still treats the world, and Daniel, with nothing but gentleness and nurturing compassion. Pat Morita deserved his Oscar nom, and this movie would've been ten times better had it focused primarily on him. "
75 48% Pacific Rim (2013) - Aug 28, 2021
"For mindless big budget popcorn spectacle you can't do much better than this. Made with with clear abundance of love and reverence for the genre, and Del Toro is a gifted enough storyteller to give us characters and themes engaging enough so that the quieter scenes don't just feel like filler segues from one setpiece to another."
80 67% Star Trek: Lower Decks (2020) - Aug 21, 2021
"(S1) Though it has its flaws and takes about 5-6 episodes to finally find its voice, Lower Decks probably has the best first season of any Trek since TOS, with a clarity of purpose and vision, and character arcs that actually develop and go places. Writers and Producers take note: this is how you make a self-parody that doesn't come across as either overly self-indulgent or too smarmy. I'm excited to see where this will go in future seasons."
58 14% Scooby-Doo (2002) - Aug 20, 2021
"Continues the early '00s trend of Hanna-Barbera self-parody started with Harvey Birdman and Space Ghost. It's very campy, but it's completely self-aware of it's campiness and just 100% rolls into it. Matthew Lillard as Shaggy is perfect casting. Crazy Fact: The first cut of this movie was rated R by the MPAA and featured a kiss between Daphne and Velma. Screw the Snyder Cut, #ReleaseTheGosnellCut"
68 29% The Matrix Revolutions (2003) - Aug 19, 2021
"Yes, it's a mess, but less of a mess than it's reputation has it to be, and Revolutions was a more satisfying conclusion than I was expecting. Feels more focused and clear of purpose than Reloaded did, (although I still don't really understand the point of real-world Smith). The Battle of Zion was a really enjoyable action setpiece, and the themes of the film feel like logical extensions and explorations of those introduced in the prior installments."
67 26% The Matrix Reloaded (2003) - Aug 19, 2021
"Unpopular opinion, but this is the weakest of the trilogy. The beginning sets up the setting & characters of the sequels and the finale explains the philosophical themes of the entire trilogy, but between the two is 1 hour plus of CGI action filler. It's still more ambitious than 99% of blockbuster films, but the script really could've used more massaging and drafts to streamline and de-clutter all the different idea the Wachowskis wanted to explore. +2 points for the sewer orgy."
78 57% Billy Elliot the Musical Live (2014) - Aug 08, 2021
"On reflection, I've decided this is actually pretty brilliant and within my Top 5 Stage Musicals. In the original film, Billy's dancing was portrayed as a challenge to patriarchy and gender roles, but Billy Elliot the Musical goes one step further and portrays his dancing as a deliberate act of anti-fascist protest: Billy's dancing is a direct challenge to a rigid class system enforced through police violence and brutality. Easily the most left-wing Broadway show I've ever seen."
50 8% Top Gun (1986) - Aug 06, 2021
"Probably the most effective piece of pro-US military propaganda ever made: A recruitment ad tailor-made for the MTV generation, with glossy cinematography, pop music scores and hilarious levels of hypersexualization. Absolutely insufferable, but almost in a so-bad-its-good kind of way. Almost."
60 17% Twister (1996) - Aug 04, 2021
"When the most memorable scene is a flying cow, you know exactly what kind of film this is. Honestly, it's totally fine for what it's trying to be, and this is coming from someone who usually hates disaster films. The practical FX are really impressive, but the CGI is laughably dated. (Fun fact: The flying cow was actually a recycled zebra from 1995's Jumanji.)"