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Celluloid Junkie - 2572 Film Ratings

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40 12% Wounds (2019) - Oct 21, 2019
"What’s so terrible about this film is the sheer frustration factor. I would have loved to see more and have the movie cleaned up and have an actual payoff. I love the concept of basing a film around occult Gnosticism. However, it’s set in such a poor movie that by the end, I found myself wringing my hands more out of frustration for failure to realize its potential and easily seeing how it could have been saved. When you’re doing the filmmakers work for them, they’ve got a problem."
97 99% Parasite (2019) - Oct 19, 2019
"This film has gotten some recognition, and deservedly so. It is rich, intelligent, and polished to a degree that we sadly don’t see as often as we should nowadays, showing the filmmakers are masters of their craft. This is easily one of the best films I’ve seen in 2019. Highly recommended! "
43 15% Fractured (2019) - Oct 19, 2019
"If you want an “Are they crazy or not?” film that’s much better, check out “Flightplan” with Jodie Foster. But “Fractured” is a generally poor take on the genre and I can only recommend it if you really have nothing else to watch or do. "
65 37% Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011) - Oct 19, 2019
"Same characters, same plot, same jokes. It’s extremely predictable with literally no surprises, giving the characters little depth. What we are presented with here is essentially a paint-by-numbers family film. If you’re okay with that, then more power to you. It’s pretty harmless brain candy, but if you’re looking for more substance or any way to challenge your kids a little, look elsewhere. Again, it’s just kind of...there. Ironically zen, in a way."
90 93% Vuelven (2017) - Oct 10, 2019
"“Tigers Are Not Afraid” is at once heartbreaking, horrifying, and brilliant. This can be a difficult film with challenging themes and imagery. I know that some may not be able to stomach some of the themes and events depicted. But if you can, it’s a rewarding experience, which is a testament to the film and the talents involved. If the audience doesn’t FEEL a film like this, then it wouldn’t be worth your time. But with the emotion this film invokes, it’s definitely a must see."
50 19% In the Tall Grass (2019) - Oct 07, 2019
"If ever there was a movie that felt like it was made by committee, this would be it. It uses cheap visual gimmicks and basic jump scares to tell...I'm not sure what. It was like they couldn't quite figure out what they were going for, switching gears and changing movies so that none of it was developed beyond the point of being mediocre."
30 7% Anaconda (1997) - Oct 06, 2019
"Jon Voight was robbed of another Oscar here. You need to see this movie. It’s easily on par with such masterpieces as “The Room” or Kirk Cameron’s “Saving Christmas.""
78 62% Wrinkles the Clown (2019) - Oct 06, 2019
"It’s not quite as in depth as some might like. There’s some touches on the history of clowning, why we react to them the way we do, and some interviews with psychologists and other clowns critical of Wrinkles activity. There’s also some short profiles of kids who are fans of Wrinkles. I think we might want to keep an eye on those kids. But it’s actually a great look at how urban legends take off and inspire others in unexpected ways. Worth a watch."
78 62% John Wick: Chapter 2 (2017) - Sep 21, 2019
"It definitely ups the ante and is a much bigger film than the first movie. At the same time, it falls into the trap that a lot of these bigger, badder sequels fall into, which is that with the bigger scope, it feels like they have to use a bigger yoke on everything in order to keep in reined in and from going off the rails on its own. Still an enjoyable action film, and if you liked the first film, you'll most likely enjoy this one."
30 7% Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (2018) - Sep 21, 2019
"Just don't bother. Even if you love the dinosaur special effects of previous films, there's really not much here that you didn't see before, and some of it is actually pretty bad and unbelievable for a film from 2018. Just don't bother."