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Filligan

Cinema Addict - 1349 Film Ratings

Member Since: Mar 31, 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
92 85% Edge of Tomorrow (2014) - Sep 19, 2020
"This is spellbinding from the get-go. An excellent script that makes a believable zero-to-hero arc out of Tom Cruise, which these days is no easy task, and fun action that stays interesting all the way to the end. You don’t find original, tight sci-fi flicks like this very often anymore."
68 19% Confidence (2003) - Sep 18, 2020
"I couldn't figure out why this was worse than Ocean's Eleven. Because believe me, it's stylish enough to compete. The cinematography and editing refuse to let us forget we're watching a slick heist movie. But the lame framing device deflates what little tension there might be, and every character except Hoffman's feels paper thin; there's no reason to care about them. Hoffman is the only one having fun. It's like he directed his own scenes."
83 52% To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) - Sep 18, 2020
"This had a delayed affect on me, where while watching I knew I was caught up and interested but still waiting for it to wow me; even the famous car chase scene felt a little muted against my expectations. Still, I enjoyed the little twists all the way to the end. But on reflection, it's done nothing but shine in my memory. It's so wholly of its own breed. It may be cheesy at times, but no other cop thriller looks like it. Friedkin made an impossibly memorable flick."
74 32% Silver Bullet (1985) - Sep 14, 2020
"This probably runs about a half hour too long, but it's your solid Stephen King fare: good characters matched with hilariously tropey characters and a fine melding of horror atmosphere and silliness. Is it the best werewolf movie? No. Is it scary? Not once. Is it entertaining? Yeah, it's a fun way to fill some time."
87 68% Blow Out (1981) - Sep 14, 2020
"Certainly De Palma during his best years. The camera is consistently doing work to ramp tension and invoke paranoia. Slow zooms, frantic smash cuts, split diopter. The script starts strong (hell, the whole film starts off wonderfully), but begins to feel a little frazzled as it continues. Luckily the passion involved is so dedicated to making this work that it's hardly an issue."
83 52% Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home (1986) - Sep 13, 2020
"The odd stakes match the hilarious tone the film takes on. This fits the Trek paradigm best in that it feels like a story the series would’ve tackled in a two-parter. Everyone involved is on board and the premise is well executed. Except for Sulu. No one knows what Sulu did. "
67 18% Assault on Precinct 13 (1976) - Sep 12, 2020
"This is pretty boring, eh? I think there’s a reason Carpenter stuck to the horror and supernatural genres once he found them. His style meshes best with low-budget in that niche. Here the film meanders a little too often and feels a little too schlocky, so the tension never properly mounts."
74 32% Star Trek III: The Search for Spock (1984) - Sep 12, 2020
"Surprisingly solid follow-up to Wrath of Khan, with the cast back in full force and Lloyd hamming it up as a plucky Klingon villain. It’s short and mostly sweet and by no means a poor continuation of the story set by its predecessor. "
92 85% Treasure Planet (2002) - Sep 03, 2020
"Unfairly squashed by Disney’s marketing and release scheduling, Treasure Planet has fallen into the shadows, widely forgotten. It deserves a resurgence—a mass re-evaluation, because this is a joy; a true adventure brimming with passion and ambition. It’s a bigger spectacle than Atlantis, or hell even half the company’s renaissance entries. Find me a Disney flick with a more complex and interesting hero/villain relationship, or a more staggering blend of art forms."
84 56% Edge of Seventeen (1998) - Sep 02, 2020
"The quintessential coming-of-queer-age flick. The cast is great and the tone delicately balances the turbulence with the lightheartedness. It covers the pain and loneliness and mistakes bluntly but beautifully."