Film Freak - 630 Film Ratings
Member Since: Feb 5, 2018
Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA
Bio: I have only recently begun to feel like I "understand" film and the saying that the more you know the more you know you don't know applies here. I update and change my ratings pretty liberally, so it's not super exact. Generally if something is below a 40 I think it's bad. If you want to argue with me and call me a moron feel free to do so.
100-76 Must See
75-66 Very Good
100-76 Must See
75-66 Very Good
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|93 97%||Little Women (2019) - Mar 19, 2020
"Within the first five minutes everything I saw direction wise was so assured that I was fully immersed and the rest of the film was just me grinning from ear to ear, crying, laughing, and watching vibrant life happen on screen. "
|55 52%||The Two Popes (2019) - Jan 19, 2020
"Frequently very loud directing choices (dutch angles, usage of black and white, sound mixing choices, several strange edits) complicate what should be simple. The film also does the Catholic Church a service that it probably doesn't deserve. It is carried mostly by the great performances of the popes coming to some sort of common ground in faith, empathy is uplifted by the end somewhat (even if the film is wildly inaccurate)."
|87 92%||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Feb 17, 2020
"Symbols and metaphor abound in what ultimately, I think, is a regressive movie where the point is nostalgia for nostalgia's sake. It succeeds wildly though as a deeply personal vision from QT of a "what could have been" where the innocence and hope of the 60's is allowed to go on a bit longer, ironically thanks to the brutal violence of the traditionally masculine Cliff who might or might not have murdered his wife. I expect that on repeat viewings the film will feel messier and overstuffed."
|85 89%||Parasite (2019) - Jan 26, 2020
"The film glides by with humor, panache, insert other praiseworthy adjective here. Then a crucial reveal, and the rest of the film leaves you deeply uncomfortable and shocked. Here the rich are not malicious but clueless and the poor are not clueless but are willing to do anything, so when the violence erupts and they are surprised by it we as the audience are left to see how they had both been complicit in their own ways."
|29 15%||Star Wars: Episode IX - The Rise of Skywalker (2019) - Dec 24, 2019
"It's bad fan fiction. I would just like to rant at a thing I have heard about the movie- "TLJ left Abrams with nothing to do". Or maybe he could have done literally anything he wanted. Instead he insisted on stuffing this movie full of macguffins, Palpatine, bloodlines so that the movie goes a million miles/hr for no reason. There is a version of this movie that meaningfully continues from TLJ and ends in a satisfying way, it just isn't an idea that dummies could think up in 5 minutes."
|55 52%||1917 (2019) - Apr 03, 2020
"From the list of metaphors describing how this isn't a "real" movie (that came out more harsh than I meant it to) I am a fan of viewing this film as a rollercoaster. The audience is either going up the hill or down the hill. The going up the hill is a fake calm in that you are anticipating the coming speed and you are tense and not paying attention to that French lady who is asking for your help because "Oh my God here comes the drop" and "whooooooo". So it was alright is what I'm saying."