Celluloid Junkie - 2584 Film Ratings
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|78 62%||The Trouble with Harry (1955) - Nov 24, 2019|
|78 62%||Joker (2019) - Nov 24, 2019
"Those who fear that "Joker" would glorify incel violence or otherwise can rest a little easier, but as I mentioned, the film isn't without its troubling portrayals. It does vilify the mentally ill, which creates a whole host of other issues. The movie swings wildly between "excellent" and just "okay," and sometimes even "meh." As such, it gets a recommendation, but only a mild one."
|84 83%||Into the Dark: I'm Just F*cking with You (2019) - Nov 24, 2019
"Social anxiety gets its own movie! This is a low-budget, small-cast indie film that does exactly what a film is supposed to do. It’s written impeccably, kept simple so as not to introduce plot holes, has actual story structure, dynamic characters, and can actually make the audience feel a little edgy even with tongue firmly in cheek. It reminds us that the horror/thriller can be fun and even funny. I haven’t seen other entries of “Into the Dark,” but I’m probably going to remedy this v"
|67 39%||Good Boys (2019) - Nov 23, 2019
"Everything old is new again. A rehash of "Superbad" but a rather stagnant one at that. It can be cute at times, but overall we learn nothing along with the characters and our lives are not richer for having seen this movie. It's a cute diversion, but nothing else. Take it for what it is, or don't. My recommendation is that if you have anything else to see, you're probably better off seeing that instead."
|67 39%||Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) - Nov 13, 2019
"“Solo” is very much a paint by numbers Star Wars film. No surprises. Purely for fans, and even then there’s some issues. Even the cameo at the end felt ridiculously overdone. Star Wars fatigue definitely seems to be setting in. Still, as a Star Wars fan, I’m probably being more forgiving even though I rate this movie as just “Okay.”"
|40 12%||Hellboy (2019) - Nov 13, 2019
"If Guillermo del Toro’s version of Hellboy is the imaginative grand symphony, this version is the discordant heavy metal little brother. Don’t bother unless you are a major fan of the comics or the actors and simply HAVE to see it. Even then, you might want to consider steering clear as it could taint your love for these."
|65 37%||The Whisperer in Darkness (2011) - Nov 13, 2019
"One of the most inconsistent movies I've seen in recent memory. The tonal change is so drastic that it's clear the different parts of the film were written in two completely disparate time periods. As such, this film is kind of a let down after "The Call of Cthulhu." I strongly recommend seeing that one over "The Whisperer in Darkness" and only recommend this one for hardcore Lovecraft fans."
|88 89%||The Farewell (2019) - Nov 13, 2019
"Beautiful, heartbreaking, and at the same time somewhat hopeful, “The Farewell” comes highly recommended."
|72 58%||Us (2019) - Nov 13, 2019
"While this movie is plagued by problems with disbelief, it’s still strangely fun. It’s a great idea, just sloppily executed. As such, it’s one of those movies that seems to have divided audience everywhere. I myself can see both sides, so it’s getting a middle of the road rating from me. If you can consciously suspend disbelief in the face of some major logical problems, you’re bound to have a lot of fun. Otherwise, you might want to skip it to save your own sanity."
|85 85%||Midsommar (2019) - Oct 30, 2019
"Much like life and sex, it’s about the journey, not the destination. We know where we’re going, but the fun is in seeing how we get there. And it’s a fun and colorful journey. This is bright daytime horror, taking place in Sweden at Midsommar when there is very little darkness at night, which itself could be a metaphor in that we can see the end and know where we’re going. It has its flaws, but it's still a fun film."