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Mist600

Film Freak - 826 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 24, 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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89 82% The Guilty (2018) - Nov 27, 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!"
94 97% Serenity (2005) - Jul 24, 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"
82 55% Mandy (2018) - Oct 25, 2018
""OK Nic, now b4 Bathroom Scene: Recall 1996: U won an Oscar, were RICH & married to Patrica A ...&.. GO"♨️ DAMN: NC sure didn't ☏ this 1 in! Bloody but ≠ vile leering. = More cartoony ⚠️: not normal film AT ALL: ¼ woozy then ¾ NEON drenched nightmare lunacy. I fell into groove & had blast; as cast seem 2've done. 'Plot' = stock revenge but attacked with total intense loco cinematography, ♬ + acting. ≅ Lynch+Only God F+Inh Vice+MMax: Unique art-revenge-stoner pic‽❤️?!"
65 26% Bill Maher: Live from Oklahoma (2018) - Sep 20, 2018
"Hmm.. A very slick, V good standup doing his thing. If U watch his show, the Trump stuff gets a bit old: NOT that he's AT ALL wrong but a comedy character @ 1600 Penn -> lazy comedians All U gotta do is say "Trump..." to get laughs | I really like Bill Maher. Hell, I'd vote for him if possible BUT ¿U know what this show & these times really leave me thinking?.... HELL, BUT I DO MISS/MOURN/NEED BILL HICKS! That sublime nut'd been spitting inspired bile poetry in 2018 :-("
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!"
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."
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✅"
95 98% One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) - Jul 24, 2017
"Perhaps feels a little dated in style now but performances are absolutely brilliant. 1 of only 3 films in history to sweep Best Picture, Director, Actor, Actress & Ad Screenplay. Everyone knows how sublime Jack was, but all = SOLID++. LF as Ratched (1 of great authentic, human, understandable, yet truly scary, destructive screen villains ever) is amazing & crucial. Real life: Godzilla'll never crush U but a Ratched might! + THAT ENDING: lump in throat MINIMUM each & every time"
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"
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."