Celluloid Junkie - 2545 Rankings
Member Since: Mar 9, 2007
Bio: I'm actively bullshitting my way through adulthood and I bet you are too.
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|6 T6||Mother! (2017) - Sep 14, 2017
"J Law is Aronofsky's sacrificial lamb and she is flogged for the duration of what one could call an extended 2 hour long biblical metaphor. I'm not sure it adds up to much, though for a while the sequence of events does keep you guessing. Some discrete moments are undeniably powerful. The problem is, the glue that connects the sequence of events is often weak and incoherent. You can project all kinds of "statements" onto the story, which, at the end, reveals itself to be somewhat of a gimmick."
|5 T5||Train to Busan (2016) - Sep 14, 2017
|6 T6||Ingrid Goes West (2017) - Sep 04, 2017
"A fairly obvious take down of online posturing and instagram celebrity, but a worthwhile and effective take down nonetheless."
|5 T5||Já, Olga Hepnarová (2016) - Aug 19, 2017
"Dry, questionably acted, and somewhat boring. Olga is a fascinating character whose trauma as a child is thrown back at society -- or at least that's how she frames it -- so that drives most of the plot's power. The ending is sad and intense, even though its historicity is apparently disputed. "
|2 T2||Megan Leavey (2017) - Aug 12, 2017
"Feel good war propaganda that finds a path to the apolitical person's heart because dogs. "
|3 T3||Dunkirk (2017) - Jul 26, 2017
"I watched hundreds of nameless faces drown on a giant screen with Hans Zimmer's sledgehammer soundtrack reverberating the walls and I felt absolutely nothing because Christopher Nolan is an unfeeling worm of a man that probably has freezing cold hands and an icebox for a heart. The non-linear triptych "story" had one of the most frustrating and tedious plotting structures of any movie I've seen since Memento. Anytime a scene might build towards something, Nolan deflates it with a quick edit. "
|7 T7||Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) - Jul 23, 2017
"The visuals aren't just you being run over by a cgi train; they're imaginative and kaleidoscopic, with great use of color and a wide variety of eclectic locations and creatures. The physical situations are also clever, so the daring do's of the characters occasionally have a fun spin to them that separates it from standard superhero nonsense. The dialogue is pure cheese and the plot is a simple story about establishing peaceful relations, but I liked this. Besson's best movie so far."
|9 T10||This Is England (2006) - Jul 20, 2017
"Terrific movie about how vulnerable and pliable minds can easily be molded to do horrible things by monstrous and broken adults. "
|8 T9||Babe: Pig in the City (1998) - Jul 15, 2017
"Babe: Pig in the City is an acid trip of animal madness that has a very difficult time figuring out how to resolve its unraveling chaos, but that's okay, because the good moments are good and the bizarre moments are bizarre and the depressing moments are disturbing as fuck. Will kids like this? I'm not sure. Will it scare them? Almost definitely. Amidst the madness, there's a strong argument for treating one another, no matter our differences, as equals. The finale is awful, but whatever. "
|7 T7||Okja (2017) - Jul 15, 2017
"The villains are too easy and the heroes are too simple, which knocks it down a notch, but the wacked out satire is sharp enough to slit an innocent pig's throat and the action is inventive enough to entertain even the most diehard steak eating humanoid. For those that whine about its moralist bent: Whine all you want. Factory farming (and by extension, the meat/dairy industry) is repulsive and we should destroy it. Okja animates these concerns in an admirable and entertaining way. Cool movie."