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Filligan

Cinema Addict - 1362 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
62 13% The Santa Clause (1994) - Nov 22, 2020
"This is cute for its first act, but it fizzles like the dickens thereafter, which is perplexing because the whole crutch this film’s comedic premise rests on is “look at ol’ surly Tim Allen turn into Santa Clause”—and it’s just fat jokes from colleagues and disturbed despair from family. Ha ha? "
94 90% The Trial of the Chicago 7 (2020) - Nov 22, 2020
"By far the least Sorkiny script Sorkin has ever written. Not to say I dislike Sorkinisms, or that he’s often a bad writer for lapsing into his rapid, melodic dialogue—but rather, Chicago 7 benefits from his less pleased-with-himself, sober depiction of a hauntingly relevant moment in US history. One of the best of the year."
84 56% Borat Subsequent Moviefilm (2020) - Nov 02, 2020
"It's remarkable that this turned out so good, and so funny -- but much of the humor comes from scripted segments, unlike the first where we're just laughing at uneducated people. The fact is, these people are no longer cutesy backwater bigots, they're empowered and *in* power, and they're tearing the US to pieces, so the social commentary is more disturbing here than anything else."
37 4% Phantasm (1979) - Oct 14, 2020
"I feel like I never got to drink this Kool Aid. The fact that it’s so low budget isn’t a strike against it, but when considered against its nonsensical plotting and pacing, then the schlock only adds to the boring nonsense. This truly is just nonsense. Is the brother just dubbed the whole time? What is ever happening in this? It wants to disorientate, but it only confuses and plods along at a glacial rate, often retreading ground aimlessly. Ninety-minute horrors shouldn’t feel this long."
44 5% The Haunting (1999) - Oct 14, 2020
"The big budget horror, a product of a bygone era. This starts promising. The cast is game and meshes well, but it doesn’t take long at all for it to squander its characters and premise in favour of cheap scares with CGI that has aged like milk. It’s an ultimately frustrating watch."
56 10% Friday the 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (1989) - Oct 14, 2020
"Most of the kills occur on the way to Manhattan. Where is this boat, by the way? They get caught in a storm and there’s no land anywhere. But... they’re travelling from somewhere in the US. Wherever Crystal Lake is. I need to see their map. Anyway, Jason is evenly lit in this because this movie is impossibly bad."
82 48% Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) - Oct 07, 2020
"Hits its target audience dead centre and has plenty of fun while doing it. This is well made and delivers on just enough creepy to be tolerable for teens. The plot probably retreads familiar ground too often but the deft filmmaking held my interest, and I’m eager for the sequel they wisely set up. "
85 60% Ready or Not (2019) - Oct 07, 2020
"Feels like Jordan Peele kicked off a trend when he won an Oscar a few years back, and as long as the genre keeps pumping out darkly subversive romps like Ready or Not, I’ll be happy. It’s just plain satisfying to watch a horror film that wants to engage you on more than one level without either overdoing the social commentary or losing sight of the fact that we still want to see lots of blood."
73 29% Child's Play (1988) - Oct 07, 2020
"This definitely doesn’t hold up in terms of creepy dolls that will give you nightmares, but it’s actually a novel concept explored well. The plot beats themselves can be a bit threadbare, yet as the film fought tooth and nail for my attention, I became increasingly impressed by the slew of effects used to create Chucky. Much that those *do* hold up, and there is still genuine tension in a handful of scenes."
79 40% Tremors (1990) - Oct 07, 2020
"This is part and parcel a Spielberg film. It looks, sounds, and is paced just like one, which makes it a thrill ride full of endearing characters and fun scares and inventive practical effects."