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Mist600

Film Freak - 759 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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79 46% 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"
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✅"
84 59% 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."
69 28% Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Aug 08, 2018
"Just, in chat, mis-reffed Infinity War as "Avengers 2". So, YEAH...this one hasnt exactly ripened or affixed itself in memory with passage of time! Marvel machine was rolling along smoothly by Ultron but NOT a highlight. Cluttered & messy, not as much fun as 1st, 3rd & many of solo films | Hulk v HulkBuster = fun | Villain & his daft plot do, far as I recall, really fall into Marvel trap of bland & weak yet world-ending repetition. Loki & Thanos (& hence films 1 & 3) FAR better"
82 53% Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Jan 24, 2018
"IS V amusing & fun but didnt, 4 me, live up 2 hype as 'GREAT movie & funniest Marvel movie ever'. Found GoG1 funnier & poss even Avengers wittier. This begs bit 2 blatantly 4 laughs with repeated pratfalls & accidents. Prefer verbal wit. Enjoyed & it does save Thor from inherent pomposity whilst showing off Chris H's real comedic skill. Best Thor pic. Still, feel tad deflated expectations. If want 2 see this actor-director (Korg-TW) be hilarious check What We Do In Shadows"
84 59% Hereditary (2018) - Sep 16, 2018
"V FINE As ambiguity fades & Conc nears, quality dip from 5 to 4*. JUST missed being exceptional. Miniatures inherently unnerving & opening shot gold. 1st 65min = superb setup & as grief drama. POWERFUL acting (Collete ON FIRE & Wolff: V Imp) -'ve: GB's last scene quite poor & cheap. +'ve: Slow, calm Dir style, no jump scares. If Id left @ sec candle flared I'd imagine end = 'lose ur head for' stunner. Sadly, didnt quite land (or poss I just prefer Alt routes) but STILL V V good."
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."
94 97% Serenity (2005) - Jul 23, 2017
"Just re-watched after years: Wow. :-) •Before Wheedon merged wit, action, character beats etc so masterfully in Avengers •Before StarWars got heart back & was still stuck in Lucas prequel hell of wooden dialogue & CGI overload •Before Starlord ever boogied onto screen there was SERENITY! & if U love Serenity -> see Firefly (tragically cancelled TV series that fan protest etc won Wheedon $s to wrap up in 1 amazing film) Then Serenity again as Firefly Ep #15 ;-) LOVE IT"
84 59% 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 34% 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."