Cinema Addict - 1281 Rankings
Member Since: Jan 8, 2017
Location: Washington, USA
Bio: A guy who likes movies of all kinds, from all decades. Currently working my way through the '1001 Movies to See Before You Die' list.
Note, all my rankings of 0 (zero) are movies I have NOT seen, but am absolutely positive would fall in my lowest tier. The way Criticker assigns tiers I am forced to work the system in a losing effort to have decent movies be assigned to a decent tier. No reasonable person would watch as many bad movies as good ones.
|20 T1||The Gamers: Hands of Fate (2013) - Mar 28, 2017
"The device of flashing back and forth between real life gamers and the fantasy world within their game works for DnD, where you are actually role-playing, but it was incredibly forced with this Magic the Gathering type card game. Without the good schtick, there ain't nothing left here. I couldn't finish Gamers 3."
|95 T10||The Exorcist (1973) - Mar 25, 2017
"In honor of having just finished the novel I'm reviewing the movie and reducing (ha) my rating to 95 because I forgot the ending is not completely to my taste. Still, what an excellent movie. For me this sets the bar for horror films, with great cinematography, compelling characters (esp. Father Karras) and of course being freakishly scary. And that without CGI. Btw, I'm happy to say it's a good adaptation of the novel (which is excellent, though not scary after 5-6 movie viewings)."
|82 T8||Sunrise (1927) - Mar 25, 2017
"The movie is beautifully shot, and I can kind of see why many critics name this as their top silent movie - if not top movie overall - of all time. I do appreciate a story that's able to balance serious and deep with light-hearted and funny, but when the couple is on a goofy date 5 (okay, maybe 10) minutes after he tries to kill her, I have a hard time. But the camera-work was amazing and innovative, and I do like a story where love in marriage wins out and is shown worth fighting for."
|60 T3||The Secret Life of Pets (2016) - Mar 22, 2017
"My favorite parts were the poking fun at real-life animal mannerisms, such as the cat sitting in boxes and what-not. The story itself was not inspired. Though the title says "pets" it's really about dogs, with token other animals and a host of evil cats, as usual. They tried way too hard with the hard-ass white fluffy bunny. Still, I guess it was entertaining. Though I was pretty disappointed that the eagle never ate anyone."
|70 T5||The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) - Mar 20, 2017
"Is it just me or does Ray Liotta always play a corrupt cop? I honestly don't know, because I can't remember any of his other movies. Maybe I'll just put this out there: he was probably a corrupt cop before he became an actor. At the very least he must be a corrupt actor. Back to point, I did enjoy the movie, though the last act seemed far-fetched. (Spoiler) I liked the very last scene, because it seems to make things better when I ride off into the hills on a motorcycle too."
|0 T1||Piranha Sharks (2014) - Mar 19, 2017|
|85 T9||Mary and Max (2009) - Mar 19, 2017
"I usually don't go for dark & depressing. I probably wouldn't have seen this film if I knew exactly what it was going to be. But I'm glad I did. It's both ugly and beautiful at the same time, disturbing and poignant. The "que sera sera" scene was just brilliant and sad. After about two years I still can't hear that song in the same way; I'm almost upset about that. This is not a comedy (though quirky funny at times) and not children's animation, be warned."
|55 T3||Magic Town (1947) - Mar 19, 2017|
|65 T4||Duck, You Sucker (1971) - Mar 17, 2017
"Leone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leone . . . . explosions, death count . . . . . Leone . . . . . . . . . . . etc. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Leone . . . . . . . . Morricone. . . . (btw, Leone)."
|75 T6||Foreign Correspondent (1940) - Mar 14, 2017
"Pretty good film. I found it an interesting WW2 perspective from before America's involvement. McCrea's acting was okay, the rest were great. It was more his character that was annoying ("Dead or alive, it's a story," Jones retorts when asked to hold off for the sake of Van Meer's life). Why does Carol fall for this jerk? The cinematography was great; the windmill scene was especially enjoyable. Sanders (as ffolliott) and Bassermann (as Van Meer) were highlights for me."