Cinema Addict - 1515 Film Rankings
Member Since: Jan 8, 2017
Location: Tabora, Tanzania
Bio: A guy who likes movies of all kinds (well, except for the kind of movies I don't like), from all decades. Still working my way through the '1001 Movies to See Before You Die' list, and probably will always be.
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.
|78 T7||The Invisible Man (1933) - May 24, 2018
"Winter really is a struggle for an invisible man who just wants to start a reign of terror. Brrr! This movie gives you a nice ride, and Claude Rains nails the part."
|70 T5||Stage Door (1937) - May 24, 2018
"Takes my cake for movie most chock full of sardonic banter. Once I realized that boarding house was populated mainly by wits on legs I did enjoy it quite a bit. The performances are good by a great cast and the story is thoughtful. I just felt like Hepburn's and Rogers' characters made uncharacteristic choices partway through, which left me disoriented for a while."
|55 T3||Black Panther (2018) - May 23, 2018
"Overall it's decent fun, but (don't hate me) the heavy-handedly PC 'social commentary' is rubbish. The king of a magical - I mean technological - African utopia, with his butt-kicking all-woman company, debates whether to bring their aid and smug smiles to suffering first-world nations. This isn't black empowerment and it distracts from an okay superhero story. I do like that it's Africa, though; treatment of culture, accents and skin tone here is a challenge but they gave a good effort."
|70 T5||Night of the Living Dead (1968) - May 19, 2018
"Maybe this deserves a higher rating for its genre influence, but it isn't an excellent movie. I'm actually impressed at how decent it is, though. It's suspenseful and creepy, and the b&w filming is great. And the zombies use tools! It's too bad the acting is crummy and the characters are usually stupid (even the one competent character, at the very end) or painfully incapable of doing anything."
|55 T3||Cimarron (1931) - May 19, 2018
"This film had a lot going for it. There were times when it felt simply huge, such as the land-grab race and later town shots, which was fun to watch. Interesting themes of western growth and social ideology were dealt with over a movie-span of 40 years. There was good stuff there. But the main characters were unintentionally unlikable and inconsistent. Cravat's abandoning his family for years on end was out of the blue and especially awful. Overall, the movie felt completely disjointed."
|70 T5||Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1956) - May 18, 2018
"Well-done and suspenseful movie, without the "we're on a budget; it needs to be written and acted badly" sentiment. I can't get over the problematic switch, though, in how people get taken over. I wish they'd paid just a little more attention to the actual alien business."
|95 T10||My Darling Clementine (1946) - May 16, 2018
"A complete reimagining (some would say butchering) of the real OK Corral story, but the story it does tell is rich. It's a gorgeous movie and a Ford masterpiece. Apparently I care less about a movie's fidelity to real history than to comic book history."
|78 T7||Garden of Words (2013) - May 13, 2018
"The animation here was stunning. I'm happy to just sit and watch slow-moving anime as long as there is the barest story to tie it together. Said story was sappy and servicable, and I got to watch raindrops and tree branches touching the pond and cityscapes and all that stuff and be happy-melancholy."
|85 T9||My Neighbor Totoro (1988) - May 12, 2018|
|70 T5||Warriors Two (1978) - May 11, 2018
"Enjoyable early Sammo Hung-directed flick. Impressive action (especially the finale) and fun physical comedy held together by the expected training-for-revenge-in-a-town-ruled-by-thugs type plot."