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Alex Watkins

Cinema Addict - 2134 Film Ratings

Member Since: Nov 7, 2006

Location: Olathe, KS, USA

Bio: Read my full reviews here! http://mymoviemusings.wordpress.com

I like just about anything; I have my preferences (I find myself leaning towards crime, noir, and epics), but I'm not an extremely discriminate moviewatcher. Chances are, if it's a classic and/or well-received by most, I'll probably like it, so I guess I'm kind of predictable. I also love anything with great cinematography and gorgeous visuals; my very favorites are populated by-and-large with movies that are, among their other merits, pleasing to the eye.
more Recent Ratings
42% BuyBust (2018) - Jan 17, 2019
"I think I'd have enjoyed this more if my expectations had been differently calibrated. Still, as a rain-soaked, neon-smeared carnival of carnage, it delivers plenty of thrills, with one standout tracking shot late in the game that made me think of The Rules of the Game in its elaborate staging, only if The Rules of the Game had a lot more knees and elbows to the face."
17% Cooties (2015) - Jan 17, 2019
"I don't much care for horror comedies that lean so far into the comedy, but if you're gonna do so, it helps to be funnier than this. "
73% Night Moves (2014) - Jan 17, 2019
"Reichardt molds a genre thriller in her own image: understated, precise, dignified, her customary mien the calm surface of a pond upon which the smallest drops ripple dramatically outward. It's as mainstream as Reichardt has ever been, which is to say, not very. If its beats are more predictable than usual for her, it speaks only to how unconventional her other films are. "
73% Certain Women (2016) - Jan 07, 2019
"Finds dignity and dramatic potential in the quotidian, lonely lives of working-class women and their day-to-day struggles. The third vignette with Stewart is the most haunting and mysterious, a missed connection that feels inexplicably heartbreaking and intense."
73% Take Shelter (2011) - Jan 07, 2019
"Economic anxiety, toxic masculinity and mental illness coalesce into a storm of apocalyptic proportion, as one man struggles with his inability to assert control over the forces that threaten the ground beneath his feet."
91% Roma (2018) - Jan 05, 2019
"Recalls Ermanno Olmi in its unassuming intimacy, nostalgic melancholy and, not least, in its gorgeous, low-contrast B&W photography, which literally and figuratively casts its subjects in a loving yet nuanced light. One of those rare films that succeeds in feeling like walking through somebody's most vivid memories."
42% Mandy (2018) - Jan 03, 2019
"A fever dream of 80s hair-metal album art, VHS horror covers, airbrushed vans, and paperback fantasy novels. If anything, it's too self-consciously an homage to its influences without anything else to offer. I hope Cosmatos doesn't return too often to this well, as he's got talent enough to do more."
17% The Last Castle (2001) - Jan 03, 2019
"Worth it for the prisoners building a fucking trebuchet. "
42% Bone Tomahawk (2015) - Jan 02, 2019
"The genre elements are too generic, the premise stretched out far longer than necessary, bloating what could’ve been a kickass 90-minute grindhouse film into a slog through the desert."
73% Paterson (2016) - Jan 02, 2019
"A film that burrows into the languid mundanity of day-to-day existence to root out, as does our protagonist, the serene beauty contained therein. There are no great stakes, no dramatically contrived tensions; just the minor pains and pleasures of living, pared down and given form: poetry. "