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Film Freak - 689 Film Ratings

Member Since: Feb 5, 2018

Location: Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Age: 23

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.

-I like to keep my featured reviews updated with only recent releases but new movies have ceased to exist here in the U.S. so it shall remain a monument to 2019 releases for all time.

100-76 Must See
75-66 Very Good
65-51 Good
50-41 Average
40-21 Bad
20-0 Terrible
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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."
55 50% 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)."
62 60% The Vast of Night (2020) - Jul 13, 2020
"The first 20 or so minutes was me wondering what about the movie was putting me on edge and I realized that the camera was "cold". It sort of clinically and carefully observes things even with the high velocity dialogue, becoming more overt in this respect once its just the two main characters walking in the dark and we follow behind at a distance, an outside presence. Genuinely creepy stuff. From the old lady to the end of the film was much less interesting"
55 50% 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."
48 37% Enola Holmes (2020) - Sep 27, 2020
"Cute, charming fun for enough of the run time to be an okay watch. Also, interestingly this film has a turbo-woke take on political violence which whether you agree with it or not is pretty interesting, purely based on its inclusion in a kids movie. Other than that there isn't really anything in the film that blows the doors off compared to other detective stories or other YA stories."
29 14% 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."