Cinema Addict - 1466 Film Ratings
Member Since: Mar 27, 2012
Location: Corvallis, Oregon, USA
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|66 44%||Ali (2001) - Jan 26, 2022|
|74 62%||The House (2022) - Jan 24, 2022
"Despite what the main titles and first chapter suggests, this is not a horror anthology. After the expected fairy-tale-meets-gothic-horror aesthetic of the first chapter, the second one is more of a dark comedy, and the last chapter is…an inspirational drama starring anthropomorphic cats? That final installment really does feel like the outlier, with its lighter and more conventional rigger feeling like a letdown after the first two fatefully macabre entries. "
|65 39%||Dances with Wolves (1990) - Jan 23, 2022|
|74 62%||Quo vadis, Aida? (2021) - Jan 23, 2022
"Absolute powerhouse performance by Jasna Đuričić. This kept my stomach tied up in knots while intermittently socking me in the gut. "
|72 57%||A Hero (2021) - Jan 22, 2022
"A rich, complex human drama that seems to interrogate every idiom associated with good deeds - from “a good deed is its own reward” to “no good deed goes unpunished” - by putting each of them through the ringer. Just really compelling stuff."
|76 69%||Miller's Crossing (1990) - Jan 22, 2022|
|74 62%||Flee (2021) - Jan 22, 2022
"As gutting as anything I’ve seen in a while. This isn’t achieved through graphic visuals, but through its string of harrowing incidents, each one rife with inhumanity and tragedy. My heart was breaking for every person in this film. "
|68 51%||Le sommet des dieux (2021) - Jan 21, 2022
"Practically documentarian in its dry delivery of information, but punctuated with moments of vividly thrilling drama. It’s a probing look at the mystery of passion thoughtfully told and strikingly visualized. "
|51 22%||Vivo (2021) - Jan 21, 2022
"Cute enough, but really undercooked and pretty forgettable. The Lin-Manuel Miranda songs are okay, but feel pretty boilerplate (and his vocal performance as the title character is too shrill to be endearing). I did find the character of Gabi to be quite endearing and a refreshing change-of-pace from the ultra capable/resourceful female protagonist that’s typically the norm for these kind of things. And the aggressively eco-conscious girl scouts got a couple laughs out of me. "
|64 35%||The Woman in the Window (2021) - Jan 19, 2022
"This never deviates from the basic constructs of the paranoid-gaslighting thriller; the screenplay feels like it was written by an algorithm rather than a Pulitzer Prize winner. But it's honestly very watchable! Wright's direction is, as ever, over-the-top and bordering on garish, but an excess of style that doesn't always work is still infinitely preferable to something completely bland and anonymous. The back half gets really silly, but I enjoyed this film more than I expected."