Film Freak - 618 Film Rankings
Member Since: Apr 16, 2009
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Bio: Don't pay attention to my tiers. I just rate movies out of 50.
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|43 T8||The Third Man (1949) - Feb 18, 2018
"I really wanted this to be a life-changing movie for me. I love noir and I really enjoyed the Graham Greene novel but in the end it was simply a very good film. I think the main issue was Joseph Cotten's flat performance. I didn't realize it was bothering me until Welles appeared onscreen and blew me away. Everything that could be said about the incredible cinematography has already been said by writers better than myself."
|42 T7||Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017) - Dec 22, 2017
"Everyone said this movie sucks. Everyone said it was a waste of time. But it turns out Valerian and Laureline is precisely my shit. Crazy characters. Nonsense aliens. Weird (but surprisingly complex) plot. It's basically Star Wars if it had a better sense of humour about itself."
|34 T3||Colossal (2017) - Dec 21, 2017
"Points for creativity but it doesn't stick the landing as well as something this conceptual needs to. I liked the magic realism until they had to go and explain it with some nonsense sci-fi. Why do we need an explanation for Hathaway's connection to the giant monster? Just let the weirdness be weird! Also, as an aside, I never thought I'd see the day where Jason Sudeikis outperforms Anne Hathaway. Then again, his character was better written so it's not really her fault."
|17 T1||Empire Records (1995) - Dec 17, 2017
"I think I would have liked this more if I'd seen it when I was a teen. As it is, it was kind of boring and uneven."
|42 T7||Harvey (1950) - Dec 10, 2017
"Charming in the way only movies from this era can be. It may be naive, it may be saccharine, but dammit it works."
|15 T1||The Circle (2017) - Dec 10, 2017
"Really, really uneven. The internal lives of all the characters are a complete mystery throughout the film. I have no idea what their desires or intentions are. There's no villain, there's no goal, there's no... anything. It honestly felt like nothing happened. All that, and it felt 45 minutes longer than it actually was."
|16 T1||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - Dec 09, 2017
"This was the most frustrating movie I've ever seen. Way too self-referential, a half-hour too long, a poorly executed plot. But that's not the worst part. The worst part is how much good stuff is buried amongst the dreck. Incredible art direction, some excellent jokes, a great central conflict. But still: Vol 2. took all the fun and excitement of Guardians' intergalactic-Indiana-Jones shtick and they wasted it."
|35 T4||The Night Before (2015) - Dec 03, 2017
"I liked this more than I thought I would. A lot of movies about masculinity and friendship really miss the point. This one, while flawed, offers a genuine understanding of how these goofy, insane relationships evolve as we get older."
|37 T4||The Craft (1996) - Dec 03, 2017
"This was way better than I expected! Yeah, it's got a bad case of 90s music but the plot and characters are classic high school shit. The kind of realistic nostalgia that I can still watch even as I get farther and farther away from graduation."
|42 T7||Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) - Nov 30, 2017
"Dragged in the middle but, overall, this is a lovely film. Makes me nostalgic for summer camp, canoe trips, and being in the silent woods."