Cinema Addict - 1186 Film Rankings
Member Since: May 19, 2014
Location: Connecticut, USA
Bio: A movie fan in general, yet I tend to lean towards more sci-fi, horror, and fantasy. I base my movies on acting, direction, cinematography, entertainment value and story among other things, and I rate on a scale of 100, by 5's. I will also provide an explanation for my ratings.
100 - If I ever have the pleasure of seeing the perfect movie, I would put it here.
95 - What I would consider a masterpiece or a favorite movie of mine.
90- An incredible movie that for one reason or another may not reach the same caliber as what is higher, in my opinion.
85 and 80- Really good films, that may have a small aspect or two that I didn't find completely appealing.
75 and 70 - Good films, that I wouldn't consider great or favorites, but were very entertaining and worth a second watch!
65 and 60 - Movies that I felt were good and alright, with quite a bit working against them, usually the average films.
55 and 50 - Films that were below average definitely but I wouldn't regret watching.
45 to 20 - Movies that I felt were just bad. Not a lot would be good here, but there is always something that keeps them from being lower.
15 to 5 - The worst of the worst. It is quite scary how bad a movie can be.
0 - A special spot in my heart for those so bad they're good movies
|55 T4||My Friend Dahmer (2017) - Mar 18, 2018
"I mean it's a good film, but it suffers for being what it is. It's an interesting character study but is otherwise uninteresting because you know just how interesting the character can be. The actors are pretty run-of-the-mill, but I will say they capture the look and tone of the setting very well."
|70 T6||I, Tonya (2017) - Mar 18, 2018
"Yeah, Tonya is a lot of fun, actually. Margot Robbie, as well as Janney kill their roles. The writing is good for the most part, if not a little inconstant and the direction and cinematography feel pretty average, but the cast carries this film to be something really fun. A good rent from Amazon if nothing else!"
|75 T7||Call Me by Your Name (2017) - Mar 04, 2018
"An incredibly nuanced and subtle look into love. This is a movie that I will definitely have to revisit at another time, but I will say that I liked it. With wonderfully portrayed ideas and concepts, great and subtle acting, and some of the most beautiful cinematography this year, it is no wonder it is an Oscar contender. That being said, it often feels to be more a sum of its parts than a full movie. I liked it a lot, but it feels incomplete somehow."
|90 T9||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Mar 04, 2018
"Definitely a clear favorite for me for this year's Oscars. A culmination of great acting, a fascinating script exploring diverse issues, and solid direction and cinematography. No character or storyline is uninteresting, and with a Tarantino-esque style of dialogue, it manages to retain my interest throughout. Maybe not as fascinating as say, Shape of Water, but as far as Oscar-bait drama goes, this is the way to do it."
|65 T5||Veronica (2017) - Mar 04, 2018
"It's not the horror masterpiece or scariest movie ever that many articles are hyping it up to be, but as far as foreign horror goes it is definitely one to remember. It's portrayal of haunting and demonic entities is unique and fun and it pulls from common tropes in unique ways. It's a good time but no masterpiece."
|80 T8||Black Panther (2018) - Feb 21, 2018
"While it still follows a lot of the Marvel tropes that I'm slowly learning to find disappointing, it probably does it in the most creative and inspiring way since Guardians 1. It's great cast is its major highlight, but the soundtrack and director in Ryan Coogler need serious credit. They made a great and exciting film out of a post 2010 Marvel script (boring and predictable). That's a win in my book."
|85 T9||The Orphanage (2007) - Feb 11, 2018
"Yeah, I didn't expect much else from Del Toro. The Orphanage is emotionally driven and interesting through and through. While there are some tense moments (moreso than most full horror films), the real thrills come from the emotional connections to the characters you achieve early on. Awesome movie, easily worth a watch."
|35 T2||The Open House (2018) - Feb 03, 2018
"The Open House isnt great but its not nearly as bad as the IMDb and Rotten Tomatoes scores would have you think. It's another run of the mill horror movie that falls into the home invasion category. Anything that could have turned out interesting takes the most boring route. Only if youre really in a horror movie rut."
|45 T3||Insidious: The Last Key (2018) - Jan 30, 2018
"Like just about every other Insidious movie, there are a few hard-hitting, terrifying moments (specifically the beginning scene), that are bogged down by otherwise bland story beats. While this series has never been the most innovative the last two entries have taken a small dive, while still being fairly enjoyable. This one follows the last one, though I wish they would end it here."
|70 T6||The Babysitter (2017) - Jan 21, 2018
"It's more than a little silly but goddamn is it enjoyable. Do I think that this could have benefited from some more tonal consistency? Sure, but it does a really good job of just pulling you along for a fun ride. The acting is silly in its campiness and McG has some fun direction. It's a blessing that this doesn't take itself too seriously and just becomes a fun gorefest."