Movie Buff - 277 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 26, 2020
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bio: A score between 91 and 100 indicates a masterpiece. I'm Pinball_Lez on Twitter https://twitter.com/pinball_lez?lang=en
|95 98%||The Immortal Story (1968) - Jul 12, 2020
"This may only be an hour long made for TV film, but it's a masterpiece. Welles is first and foremost a story teller, who during his lifetime effortlessly shifted between radio, stage and film to tell stories. This film is Welles meditating on stories and storytelling as they relate to past, present and future. His celebration of the power of stories. Welles' use of colour (his first film in colour), music, light, angles, depth etc. is such that the viewer cannot help but be beguiled."
|80 67%||Birdman (2014) - Jul 12, 2020
"I know many did not like this film - I think some wanted to criticise it just because it was successful during the awards season - but for me most of the elements work well to form a very satisfying exploration of celebrity. Keaton and Norton are two actors I always like to see on screen. The highlight for me is the jazz drum score by Antonio Sánchez. "
|60 26%||She's Funny That Way (2014) - Jul 12, 2020
"A very pleasing screwball comedy that really delivers on farce."
|75 53%||Paper Moon (1973) - Jul 12, 2020
"The pairing of real-life father and daughter pays off big time here; Tatum and Ryan are delightful. Normally kids with attitude are annoying and the death of a film, but that is not case here for Addie is genuine in her independence. And Moses similarly sincere, at least in his relations with Addie (they both seek to deceive all others). Bogdanovich does so very well to conjure a sense of what (it seems) the 1930s were like. The Randy Quaid appearance is also good value."
|50 16%||Wonder Woman (2017) - Jul 12, 2020
"To be honest, I am struggling to remember much about it, but I do vaguely recall that it was mostly entertaining with some decent moments of action."
|80 67%||The Magnificent Ambersons (1942) - Jul 11, 2020
"Understandably when watching this one feels much is missing, and that's because it is. What's left is the impression of a great film, which no doubt would have been a masterpiece had Welles been given the right to edit as he saw fit. The studio enforced ending is one of the worst endings in film, and indeed a crime against good cinema. Nevertheless, what remains is still a powerful portrayal (I could watch the Holt-Moorehead relationship all day) of the downfall and disintegration of a family."
|97 99%||Chimes at Midnight (1965) - Jul 09, 2020
"It's clear to see why Welles was more proud of this film than any other; it's Merry England in cinematic form. It's a Wellesian fantasy brought to life; everything is perfect (if you're Orson). Welles was born to play this role, remembering of course that this realisation of Falstaff is as much a creation of Wells as it is of Shakespeare. "I know thee not, old man" - but thankfully we do know Welles, very well, through this film. "
|40 8%||Bio-Dome (1996) - Jul 08, 2020
"The Shore and Baldwin duo works well, that is if your'e a fan of The Weasel. Some bizarre cameos. Free Mahi-Mahi!"
|50 16%||Jury Duty (1995) - Jul 08, 2020
"Worth it just for the Peanut call. Hell is not just other people, it's being stick in jury duty with The Weasel. I last saw this more than 15 years ago; I completely forgot Stanley Tucci was in it!"
|35 7%||In the Army Now (1994) - Jul 08, 2020
"As bad as it sounds, but I have a soft spot for Pauly Shore."