Cinema Addict - 1494 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 6, 2012
Bio: Someday I plan to become a screenwriter and director. In the meantime, I'm just a guy who loves movies. Favorite genres: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, Drama and Thriller. Least favorites: Horror, Romance, Obscure and Westerns. Of course, even when I find a movie I don't necessarily like, but it's well done, I can still respect it. I think I judge a movie primarily on it's story; whether or not I was drawn in and kept in till the end.
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|80 61%||Sorry to Bother You (2018) - Dec 01, 2019|
|84 77%||The Irishman (2019) - Nov 29, 2019
"By all accounts a monumental combination of cinematic greatness. De Niro, Pesci and Pacino deliver powerhouse performances and Scorcese proves why he's a legend in this genre. It is his best? No, but it definitely belongs to be included in conversations with his top films. Sometimes the runntime is too much and some scenes are too drawn out, but this is a period piece that is truly mesmerizing and interesting. "
|80 61%||Dog Soldiers (2002) - Nov 19, 2019
"Very impressive despite clearly not having much of a budget. The handheld style and shaky cam is definitely way overused but the effect is great when done right. That scene of the werewolf climbing into the room with Wells asleep was downright chilling! Toward that end, I think it would have been better as a straightforward action/horror with less comedy. It was fine, but sometimes detracted from the suspense. All in all, definitely worth seeking out."
|70 32%||1408 (2007) - Nov 19, 2019|
|87 86%||Doctor Sleep (2019) - Nov 11, 2019
"Really an accomplishment the way it manages to be faithful to both King's book and Kubrick's film. The film gives us plenty of time with all the characters involved, expands upon the Shining in all the right ways, delivers some really good tension and drama, and while retreading the Overlook sounds like it might not carry the same weight, it's exactly as good as I could have hoped. A little unbalanced at times and somewhat predictable, but still a damn good movie!"
|84 77%||Shadow (2018) - Nov 01, 2019
"Incredible cinematography, like there could be anything less from Yimou Zhang. The use of darkness and water was brilliant! I really loved the story, though I think the musical duel near the end broke up the tension and the end has a few too many Departed-style deaths. All in all, a fine addition to Yimou's already impressive filmography. "
|88 89%||El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie (2019) - Oct 15, 2019
"I was very happy with the final film despite not wanting it to exist the entire time I knew it was happening. Gilligan is a master craftsman with pacing, tone and of course the character of Jesse Pinkman. Rather than telling a story too grand to fit into the Breaking Bad world, we're treated to a suspenseful story of escape and evolution. Jesse is hardened from his experiences but still sticks to his moral code. The flashbacks were great additions, and all in all the end is satisfying. "
|61 19%||We Have Always Lived in the Castle (2018) - Oct 14, 2019
"The awkwardness of this movie sometimes fits with the story, but other times it makes it tough to get through. Characters will have long drawn out talks of just stating aloud how they feel or what they are doing. The commentary of how small town masses can become monstrous is done well, but some instances seem to contradict themselves. Good performances and atmosphere, but very off as far as generating suspense or intrigue. "
|84 77%||John Mulaney: Kid Gorgeous at Radio City (2018) - Oct 04, 2019
"Damn that's a big stage for one stand up comic! Thankfully, Mulaney knows how to use it, as his jokes really do fill the air with laughter. So many people joke about Trump but he provides a very unique, accurate analogy. Also gotta love the college and Mick Jagger jokes especially!"
|80 61%||Dave Chappelle: Equanimity (2017) - Oct 03, 2019
"I laughed harder than I'd care to admit when he screamed "COAL?!" Still, Chappelle is kind of a mixed bag. His political jokes and that true historical story at the end are extremely hilarious and heartfelt, respectively, there are still some concerns. He recognizes how harmful his trans jokes are but doesn't stop, rather incorporating his "awareness" into the act, and some of his bits drag on way too long to merit the punchline. Still, credit to a legend at his craft. "