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Filligan

Cinema Addict - 1183 Film Rankings

Member Since: Mar 30, 2006

Location: BC, Canada

Bio: How I rank simplified:
95-100 = 10
85-94 = 9
75-84 = 8
65-74 = 7
55-64 = 6
45-54 = 5
35-44 = 4
25-34 = 3
15-24 = 2
5-14 = 1
0-4 = 0

more Recent Rankings
91 T9 Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - May 05, 2018
"Marvel's insane experiment comes to fruition. Even if every entry from here on out falls short, this 19-film campaign of unprecedented filmmaking is enough to satiate me for, well, infinity. I don't think I'm overstating; this film is a cultural touchstone. It will inspire action artists for decades. It will be the goal of family marathon events. While this cast is sensational, especially newcomer Brolin, the script is the true star of the show. Somehow this works. Somehow this is excellent. "
87 T7 A Quiet Place (2018) - Apr 18, 2018
"Krasinski out of nowhere with the impressive direction. Everything is rolling right with this: direction, performances, music, camerawork, writing, special effects, and the biggest star of the show: sound design. I'll be kinda mad if it doesn't win the Oscar. The bloody film wouldn't be good without it. But overall, this was tense as hell and sold its premise in the first ten minutes. I'm excited for what Krasinski does next. "
33 T1 Super Troopers (2002) - Apr 18, 2018
"I honestly think this is kinda garbage and I'm surprised at how warmly received it is. The jokes are often very tired and mistimed. The only thing that made me really laugh was Brian Cox's casual attire being 100% denim. Otherwise, what's there to love about this? Watch it sober. I dare you."
87 T7 Source Code (2011) - Apr 14, 2018
"Duncan Jones is a deceptive director with the projects he takes on. They rarely look interesting, and yet he defies their shitty marketing and crafts films with fun concepts and earned twists. Source Code never overstays its welcome, never stretches out its premise beyond its noticeable limitations, and somehow works. Gyllenhaal being totally onboard (pun intended) helps a lot. But this is a great, satisfying way to spend ninety minutes."
64 T2 The Hitman's Bodyguard (2017) - Apr 14, 2018
"Let's talk about Die Hard a little bit. Because films like this both owe their existence to Die Hard and are always vying to be like Die Hard. Turns out, it's not an easy feat to balance tense action with character humor, because Hitman's Bodyguard feels like a constant tonal mismatch that always wants to be both as tense and as funny as Die Hard. To their credit, Reynolds and Jackson are the reasons this even half works. You know what might've helped? Actual squibs. Fuck CGI blood."
86 T7 Isle of Dogs (2018) - Apr 09, 2018
"This marks a drastic step down for me with Anderson. His last three films were literal masterpieces, but Isle of Dogs is crammed with half-threaded plots, gimmicks that wear thin, and unnecessary characters. The worst offender? It's just not as funny as his usual trademark humor. But this doesn't mean it's not worth your time or money. It is. It's a gorgeous and wholly original experience that deserves the ticket price at your nearest theatre, and, despite its problems, it's still pretty great."
79 T5 Ready Player One (2018) - Apr 09, 2018
"Spielbeeeeeerg!!! The dude knows how to make a movie from nothing. This felt like a film with a direct feed from my childhood, and no, not because of the pop culture vomited up together but rather because it's a film that embodies those of the 80s/early 90s. A film only concerned with its sheer commitment to fun. No doubt there are flaws aplenty here, but this feels like a fun staple for kids today. Like one of those weird movies your parents bought you without forethought or reading the box."
97 T10 The Death of Stalin (2017) - Apr 03, 2018
"Funniest film I've seen in a couple years, and it's not like it's hard to make me laugh. The screenplay and the cast are simply wonderful. These tried-and-true comedy presences speaking in their plain not-Russian accents sell the material well, nailing both the bickering and the physical bits. This feels like a modern Dr. Strangelove, which I know sounds blasphemous to some -- but really, I keep drawing comparisons in my head and the film deserves similar praise."
81 T5 Talk Radio (1988) - Mar 19, 2018
"This is very much a film adapted from the stage. Stone does what he can where he can with the script to remind us this is a film and can break the limitations of the stage, but it still feels contained in a simplistic way. Structurally, there's not much exciting here, including Bogosian's yawn-inducing romantic interest with his ex-wife. Dialogue is where this film shines. It still feels stark and shocking thirty years later, and Bogosian is full game for it."
70 T3 It's Complicated (2009) - Mar 19, 2018
"There is what I call a palate cleanser. Did you just watch something terrible or soul-shattering? Pop in It's Complicated! Maybe you just watched Repulsion, or a snuff film, or an episode of The Big Bang Theory. If so, pop in It's Complicated! Nancy Meyers has created one of the most middling pieces of anything in history. But the cast has fun, the script has a few chuckles, and Hans Zimmer's acoustic jingles are like white wine on a sunny beach. "