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Filligan

Cinema Addict - 1281 Film Ratings

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

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more Recent Ratings
88 72% Spider-Man: Far from Home (2019) - Jul 03, 2019
"90s kid me is ecstatic to see Spider-Man continue to flourish in the hands of the MCU. I continue to be impressed with Marvel’s handling of classic Spidey villains and seamlessly integrating them into their established universe. Gyllenhaal is perfect, the visuals are showstoppers, Holland is still the best of both worlds, and the script is tight and fun. It’s not the perfect storm that Homecoming was, but by god it’s close."
34 3% Aladdin (2019) - Jul 02, 2019
"The only parts of this you will remember are the parts you enjoyed because they were recreations of an original work of art, which happened to be excellent. Everything in this mess looks stiff and cheap, which is mindboggling considering Disney literally has all of the money on earth. It couldn't be any more obvious what a soulless cash grab this is. Laughable action, painful CGI, miscast Jafar. And I won't even mention Will Smith's plain-bread Genie. I'm officially over these remakes."
87 68% Toy Story 4 (2019) - Jul 02, 2019
"Leave it to Pixar to make an unnecessary sequel feel so necessary. While Toy Story 3 felt like the perfect bow on the story-focused package, this fourquel places an arguably prettier bow on the character-focused package. It's a lovely epilogue for the heart of this franchise. "
81 45% Late Night (2019) - Jul 02, 2019
"Will it leave a lasting impression on you? No, maybe not, but sometimes these films are exactly what we need: good-natured, well-acted, generally low-stakes comedies that are just relevant enough to be satisfying. I'm reminded of things like Devil Wears Prada or The Terminal. The script is solid and Thompson absolutely slays this role."
79 40% Rocketman (2019) - Jun 01, 2019
"Far superior to BOHEMIAN in just about every aspect. This film feels like a whole concept realized, and at its core is an emotional climax in favor of a grandiose eighteen-minute rock concert recreation. And if Rami Malek can win an Oscar for not singing, then Taron Egerton sure as shit better be at least nominated for one of the best performances this year. Though this falls into many obvious tropes, it's still flamboyantly, whimsically fun."
94 90% Booksmart (2019) - Jun 01, 2019
"The longer this went on, the more I admired it from every angle: Olivia Wilde's fantastic direction, the hilarious and relevant script, the goddamn acting, my god, these kids are outstanding. People have been comparing it to Superbad, but it's better than that. In the tiny moments where the laughs are light, the film exhibits a genuine heart. "
87 68% The King of Comedy (1983) - May 31, 2019
"Stellar performances from the cast make this fascinating in a morbid kind of way. This actually might be one of my absolute favourite De Niro roles. He’s so confident yet pathetic, and though he goes dark places with it, it not only felt like something totally different from him, but also completely true; I’ve known people who share this fortified ego, propped up more as a defence mechanism than anything else. Great, underlooked addition to Scorsese’s filmography."
86 64% John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) - May 24, 2019
"It feels like this franchise has finally crystallized for me. With Wick now desperate to live and the stakes now raised well beyond anything we've seen him survive, I was on board with this quickly. And it's still funny-awesome when Reeves pulls off the near-schlock kickassery he's so deft at in this film. It's still funny watching him incapacitate a baddie, reload right in front of them, then shoot them in the head. The action has never been better, either, even if it gets tiresome by the end."
67 18% Crazy Rich Asians (2018) - May 24, 2019
"Peaks and valleys in terms of story substance, but this still clung to my coal-black little heart toward the end. The first half is certainly stilted, not aided by the fact that it doesn't seem to be heading anywhere interesting, and though settings and characters improve thereafter, it still tends to meander its way to the finish line. And yet it's genuine. This doesn't feel like a cheap cash-in, but rather a film made with heart and gusto. It mattered to those that made it."
90 79% Barry Lyndon (1975) - May 24, 2019
"Meticulous is a word that comes to mind. Kubrick's latter films satiate me in more terms than narrative and character surfaces. Here, again so different from everything else he did, he captures a haunting stillness and reality to the 1800s. It's a life captured from its outset to end, of adventure and horror and rise and fall and family and loss, and told through painstrokes more than classical characterizations. It's a methodical, filmic tale."