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Filligan

Cinema Addict - 1155 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
83 T6 Lady Bird (2017) - Dec 08, 2017
"Lady Bird is pretty good! It's also pretty far from one of the best of the year. It's hard to be critical of a film that feels so earnest in everything it's doing. The material shines brightest when we see how their class affects their home, and the mother-daughter relationship. Ronan and Metcalf are superb. But there are a lot of threads here left loose and dangling in the wind. It seems, to fill in time, we get glimpses of this world without Lady Bird, but those only drag the film down."
57 T2 Justice League (2017) - Dec 08, 2017
"You can really tell where Whedon's pen took over this film. Ezra Miller is the hands-down MVP, no doubt because Whedon saw a chance for actual humor in one of these gloomy borefests. The lights have also been turned on; Snyder's influence is dying. But I still just don't care. Everything is done so badly, especially the effects. Everything looks like a dumb cartoon. The backgrounds are horribly fake all the time. And Superman's face... like... who would let the film release like this?"
91 T9 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Dec 08, 2017
"Always been a fan of McDonagh's writing. Here he lowers the heat on the comedy significantly. I gotta say, the way the film is structures kind of leads you to believe we're on a runaway course to an explosive climax, kind of like in his previous two films, but Three Billboards uncharacteristically and jarringly takes a highway exit just before we get there. Yet, character-wise, these people have gone through their changes. Tough pill to swallow but it works. McDormand and Rockwell are aces."
90 T8 The Man With a Movie Camera (1929) - Nov 30, 2017
"The experimental nature of the film makes it difficult to grade, but its importance and forms of stretching the medium's early legs is captivating. It may run a little long, but it's also hard to knock the film for that when it's trying to do something that was so new at the time."
88 T8 Little Dieter Needs to Fly (1997) - Nov 29, 2017
"Herzog is smart enough to understand how narrative and reality are too intertwined in our relationship with film, so he has Dengler reenact his life story through the jungles of Laos and Thailand. It's a jarring idea at first, seems a little insensitive, and then you realize the intelligence of the film's self-awareness, and of its ability to organically show us Dengler's lingering trauma."
71 T3 Winged Migration (2001) - Nov 29, 2017
"Lots of beautiful and impressive shots of birds. But also some staged stuff. Oh, and then you learn they were able to get this close to the birds by imprinting themselves on them at birth. So now all authenticity in this film is questionable. Are these even natural birds doing natural bird things? I don't care enough to find out."
T1 Nanook of the North (1922) - Nov 29, 2017
"In order to form a cohesive argument about why this film is terrible and should only be seen in an academic light, I would have to give the film far more thought than I'm willing to. Yes, that's a copout. Nope, I don't care. The longer I watched this, the more I detested it."
86 T7 Murder on the Orient Express (2017) - Nov 29, 2017
"People calling this film ordinary should probably reassess how they feel about the text. Other people complaining about this being a useless remake ought to listen to me now: I have neither read nor seen any version of Murder on the Orient Express. I came into this with no expectations. I loved it. Branagh's direction is in perfect step with the tone of the story, his performance is kinda brilliant, and the production is beautiful. I'm the valid reason why not all remakes should be shrugged off."
89 T8 Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Nov 29, 2017
"What the fuck, man. This was Marvel: The Comedy and I loved the shit out of it. I knew superhero fatigue had begun to set in my bones after Ultron, and look at what Marvel is doing to counteract that condition: a goddamn bondafide comedy. Who cares if this Thor doesn't jive with the last two dour excursions? Who cares! This film is hilarious, bright, retro, and manages to be these things because it can take advantage of Thor's otherworldliness. "
93 T9 Coco (2017) - Nov 29, 2017
"Lee Unkrich ought to step in as head of the studio now, because every single Pixar venture he touches is the new gold standard of what they're capable of producing. Coco is gorgeous and heartfelt. The words aren't in me right now, nearly a week after my viewing, to emphasize how this film touches the human heart. I could yammer about the characters, the animation, the music, the talent that's beating inside this film, but it would be an injustice to the truth of it. Just go watch it."