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Film Freak - 823 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 23, 2017

Bio: WARNING: My tiers might be skewed because I go out of my way to avoid bad movies. -> the Tier 5 of my scored film list includes movies I'd happily watch again, recco 2 others & prob received 4* or 5* reviews in press.

0-20 = 1* | 20-40 = 2* | 40-60 = 3*
60-80 = 4* | 80-100 = 5*

Just returned 2 Criticker. Got excited about whole idea so posted rankings for everything that stands out in my memory. However, as I saw some of these films YEARS ago I might not remember whether exactly deserve 71 or 91 points. So I may update some rankings as I re-watch. Happy 2 receive any reasoned & reasonable (!) advice as to why my opinion is 'wrong'

Not ranked PURELY on cinematic quality but also slanted scores somewhat toward enjoyability as entertainment. IE. Maybe I am just accustomed to modern pacing but I find some B&W white classics tad slow 4 repeated viewing. (Feel I can't be alone in that). So, though I can clearly recognize & appreciate classic pieces of cinema or ground-breaking, game changers of their time I'd still rather watch Inception, Fight Club, Heat, GoG, Sideways, Trainspotting or Big Lebowski 4 times than say Birth of a Nation or Citizen Kane once.

-> I might score an old classic 82 & superb new film 92 even tho I think they are approx same quality. The modern Fincher/Nolan/Coens etc is just more ENJOYABLE to me.

(PS. Had previous account (P1001) b4 but lost details)
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92 94% Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) - Sep 30, 2018
"Real hidden gem; deserved 2 hit big. Shane B's best. Kilmer's best~ (top 3 def). Does all Nice Guys does, BETTER. RDJ does his usual @ top notch. A dark comedic-noir with, clearly, hints of NGs & LWeapon but also Big Lebowski, LS&2SB + Snatch. MM keeps comedic pace & elevates role above just 'babe' & damn HOT. Plot & resolution all solid but secondary 2 sparking hilarious antics & banter. Is clever-clever, in love with itself but = part of fun Not just wry, FULL-ON FUNNY✅"
88 79% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Jul 29, 2018
"Powerful, funny, dark, wonderful. Something more than just entertainment without ever feeling like work/worthy art to watch. Think whole film'll stand test of time & be noted 4 performances with depth: Whole cast superb. If Sam R & Frances M had the looks they'd be among greatest modern stars. Need more time 2 digest & write up but WOW: this is SO, SO good! If U want 2 see adult, morally complex & authentic narrative + superb acting then it doesn't get much better this year"
79 47% Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) - Dec 14, 2017
"Great tongue in cheek, OTT fun. Impossible/Insane fight gymnastics & kills played 4 laughs & thrills. A mutant hybrid of Moore era Bond gadgets, hidden panels & absurd secret identity etc campery + Kill Billish action + Ritchie type humor, themes (V Diff Londons). Not exactly brainfood, but superbly hits target, tone aiming 4 & sweeps U along with it. Leans heavily on leads' charm & charisma who, luckily, deliver in spades. If U love Kick Ass & Lock S & 2SB, Snatch etc U'll prob love this"
89 82% The Guilty (2018) - Nov 26, 2018
"EXCELLENT, taught, plausible, cruel thriller orbiting Jakob C's compelling performance | Near 100% solo onscreen, but not utterly as in 'Locke' or 'Buried' | Incredible tension & kick-in-guts moment(s) achieved purely by stellar acting (mostly seated so face & voice only - SO impressive) + sound design & voices on phone. ⚠️NOT a light or feel good flic: Tho U see ZERO gore, its great plot takes ur mind thru some dark & disturbing drama. Might shake you. ARRESTINGLY POWERFUL!"
92 94% Game of Thrones (2011) - Oct 24, 2018
"Brilliant, complex, dark, violent, moving, engrossing, highest quality! Just tad concerned by wobble in S7 (prob having to go 'off book' & accelerate pace -> SLIGHT sloppiness) Really hope S8 wraps things up @ flaming, roaring, sizzling level the show maintained thru first 6 seasons. PS. WISH ALL TV SHOWS WERE SPLIT INTO SEPERATE ENTRIES PER SEASON HERE on CRITICKER. Not this, but some shows range from 5* to 2* quality in different seasons & thus hard to rate/review in 1 entry."
84 61% Her (2013) - Oct 29, 2017
"Phoenix deeply impressive: I saw, felt and was engrossed by his emotions/situation without ever feeling either that he was over-projecting ("Look Ma, I'm A C T I N G") but also never finding my attention drifting. When U consider 90%+ is the film is only him and an off-screen voice (SJ) that is quite a feat. Jonze (Writer/Dir - auteur lunatic) always does bizarre and interesting work. Another most worthy addition here though not my favorite of his films."
86 71% Baby Driver (2017) - Sep 16, 2017
"Original, inventive, Fun. HAD I seen it uninformed I would have come out raving 4 it. Sadly, Brits love 4 Edgar Wright & justified sympathy (Ant-Man debacle) -> maybe just a TAD over-hype + OTT goodwill for EW's passion project. So, I expected 1 of best films of my viewing life & it wasn't that Eg. I'd cut 5m of JH as T-800 & -> improve hugely pace, realism + remove tiny section of drag I felt @ that point. Otherwise, great! 5* film, superb just not quite Holy Grail hyped"
84 61% Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017) - Oct 29, 2017
"Not for the squeamish AT ALL. Usually avoid gore but been, SO long, rooting 4 VV to reboot career by dump romcom + grin - I had 2 see. Most def VV's statement of intent; scary intense. Fight: Opp of MArts Ballet; brutal not beauty. Injuries gross but by end LESS disturbing as get delib smirkingly absurd. Film engrossing tho & has lazer drive much as lead has. So glad VV gets he's WAY past Swingers cute/cheeky but is 6ft5 & can act. More tough/villain roles pls but less gore."
73 35% The Greatest Showman (2017) - Jun 04, 2018
"Great fun whitewash of interesting, complex historical figure. Suceeds very well ON ITS OWN TERMS. Some catchy tunes & heart swelling, stirring scenes. Feel-good original musical entertainment in its pure form; Totally inoffensive & very enjoyable but no deeper than that. 5 leading actors attractive & likeable company.Hugh & Zac clearly having a blast. If U hope 2 learn anything about Barnum U wont. Hope 2 end with toes tapping & smile on face then U probably will."
90 87% Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - Nov 26, 2017
"As deep as a music video (maybe 2 harsh of me) but WOW: Roaring engine of a video! 1 vodka RBull, Biggest screen poss, Forget all costume drama/quiet emotional films U've ever enjoyed & lose Urself in 1 hell of RELENTLESS adrenaline-rush film rollercoaster. All about director's vision, visceral audio & striking visuals but 4 actors: more Theron's than Hardy's film. TRIVIA: Longest ever gap till actor recalled to a franchise. If love, see Black N' C version (Scary intense) big as possible!"