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Groovy_Souls

Cinema Addict - 1302 Film Ratings

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
more Recent Ratings
90 90% Twin Peaks (2017) - Jan 05, 2020
"Granted, I didn't wait 25 years for The Return, but what a return it is. Lynch proves that he's gone off the deep end, but that he's still interested in making film that breaks boundaries and explores the in-between places. Episode 8 alone is worth a million points. A fantastic continuation, even if it varies in quality from time to time. Everything is there for a reason."
80 73% Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me (1992) - Jan 05, 2020
"Fire Walk With Me certainly doesn't carry the exact tone as the show, which is a little disappointing, but it does continue the story in important ways, giving us new ideas and material to roll around in our minds. Not to mention, some of the world building in this film alone, is fascinating. Lynch does a great job even if it's hard to compete."
95 96% Twin Peaks (1990) - Jan 05, 2020
"Seasons 1-2: The only reason I can't go higher is because of the second seasons meandering, but even that was somewhat endearing. Twin Peaks brings you in with its campiness, and makes you stay to find out what the fuck is going on. An amazing cast of characters, combined with Lynch's direction and Frost's world-building make this a dream team for one of the best shows ever created."
90 90% The Irishman (2019) - Jan 05, 2020
"We stan Scorsese. The Netflix format saves this movie a lot of grief by letting it be as long as it is. Nothing has to get cut, so nothing feels choppy. The cast rocks the house. Pesci's presence elevates any project, but De Niro and Pacino are no slackers. Even the CGI de-aging isn't horrible for the most part. Irishman rocks and could be the gangster movie to end them all."
75 63% Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) - Jan 05, 2020
"I'm not going to sit here and pretend that I didn't like Rise of Skywalker. I did. It's a fun and well-made movie and deserves to be treated as such. I can see where people's problems lie, though. This whole trilogy has felt schizophrenic, at best, though I hate to place the blame entirely on this one entry. I think JJ Abrams put together a decent end to the trilogy, even if personally, I wish he leaned into the uniqueness of Johnson's Last Jedi a little more."
85 82% Knives Out (2019) - Jan 05, 2020
"It would be hard to give this anything left, knowing how much work went into making this thing airtight and functional. Sporting an amazing cast and a whodunnit mystery that had my mouth watering, Rian Johnson proves that subverting your expectations isn't always a bad thing (looking at you Last Jedi haters)."
85 82% Ford v Ferrari (2019) - Jan 05, 2020
"I turned to my friend mid-movie and said, it must take a DAMN good film to make me give a shit about something I have no interest in. FvF is well acted by both it's leads, no doubt, but I think the real star is James Mangold, who shows you he can make you sit through a movie on just about anything, all while you're on the edge of your seat."
80 73% Doctor Sleep (2019) - Jan 05, 2020
"If you think of it as a sequel to The Shining, you will come out disappointed. It's more of a continuation than anything. Flanagan, yet again, proves himself to be one of the few directors who can competently adapt King novels. Doctor Sleep fills out an almost three hour runtime with interesting characters, perilous situations, and throwbacks that will make Shining fans giggle in their seats. I can see why many would hate this, but I didn't."
90 90% The Lighthouse (2019) - Jan 05, 2020
"I'm still dreaming about The Lighthouse, even months later. I would describe it as the Shining on a remote island, and I think that sticks. Two amazing performances elevate an already beautiful movie, but it doesn't even really feel like a film most of the time. I was so sucked in, in my small indie theater seat, that I could swear I was stranded on that island with them. A fantastic film."
85 82% Joker (2019) - Jan 05, 2020
"How could you not get a kick out of this? Ultra-stylized, politically relevant, and starring Joaquin Phoenix. This basically checks all my boxes. Todd Phillips directs a surprisingly competent movie that provides a feast for thought and the eyes. Joaquin will an Oscar. Mark my words."