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Obdurate

Celluloid Junkie - 2557 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 26, 2008

Location: Canada

Age: 35

Gender: Male

Bio: I have a twitter: https://twitter.com/dayofthetyler



Anything 51 and up is a recommendation, meaning you aren't wasting your time seeing it. Anything between 51-79 ranges from mediocre to very good. Anything 80+ is what I call a "Great Movie" and it's a must-see and is awesome to various degrees. Anything that's a 50 is something that I'm a fence sitter on (meaning I'm too useless to actually be able to make up my god damn mind) so it could go either way. 49 and under means you should avoid. Under 10 means I was probably raped by the movie or, at the very least, fondled. Despite the effort I've put into explaining my rating system, numbers are fairly often chosen at random (well, maybe my gut feeling) so I might actually like a movie I rated 75 more than an 85, I just really can't be bothered to go back and constantly re-do my ratings.
more Recent Ratings
90 92% Driveways (2020) - Jul 08, 2020
"The friendship between Cody and Del hit me real hard. It was so personal, so well done. You can say the same thing about the entire movie. Every single issue that it touches, it does so with finesse and subtlety, never needing to go into dramatics to tell a compelling story. From the gentle piano that soundtracks it to the genuine performances; from the heartfelt dialogue to the unassuming (but perfectly apt) way in which it's directed, this is one of the best movies of the year."
70 39% A Good Woman Is Hard to Find (2019) - Jul 04, 2020
"Didn't like the eccentric gang leader because he was silly, but I enjoyed the rest of the movie. It was gritty. I wouldn't say it did anything that fantastic with the genre and I couldn't feel as much for her as I should, despite every attempt to make me feel that way. But as others have said, it felt realistic, and because of that it was a little more gruesome than some other attempts at the genre. Solid flick all around."
50 14% The High Note (2020) - Jul 04, 2020
"Johnson was good as she seems to usually be. Aside from that it was whatever. The music didn't really pull me in and there's a part later on that just feels so forced/shoehorned in that it put me off some. It felt a lot longer than it was because it didn't bring anything to the table. I blame the writing mostly because everyone else was fine. Significant step down from Late Night, which had a lot more energy and did everything this tried to do but better."
55 17% Irresistible (2020) - Jul 01, 2020
"Given who made it, it was expected that it would be a little more left-leaning. But given who made it, I also expected a lot more in terms of laughs. I like Stewart, but despite the absolutely undeniable talent involved--specifically the charm of the leads--it is painfully bland. Not bad, but it just doesn't do much. You can't speak of partisanship being bad then completely engage in it and expect the message to not be hollow. However, the biggest offense is that it's just not funny."
75 51% Shirley (2020) - Jun 17, 2020
"Moss was great, playing a challenging character effectively and not overblowing it. The rest of the movie was interesting but not really what I expected. I think I expected a little more in the suspense/thriller genre and it didn't really deliver there. It was a little strange but it didn't lose sight of what it wanted to say. Good movie, not quite great... a significantly lesser movie without Moss though."
30 5% Da 5 Bloods (2020) - Jun 17, 2020
"Some of the most atrocious musical choices I've seen in a movie, they zapped the scenes of all drama or emotion. Terrible editing, awkward transitions. Feels like a bad TV movie at times, some of the editing is like a mediocre Youtube video. I've defended militant commentary but he goes a little too far here. Lindo is great but his character is unevenly written. Action sequences mostly suck. Too long for what it was. Lee wasn't right for this story. 2nd half is a bit better than 1st."
70 39% The King of Staten Island (2020) - Jun 12, 2020
"Always like seeing Burr, even if he deserved better material. Davidson is competent at playing this junkie loser. I didn't laugh nearly as much as I thought I was going to, but the drama worked. It was a pretty organically told story about a guy who was nothing... it didn't shoot him to superstar status by end, but it ends with him starting to redeem himself. Good movie but I certainly expected the jokes to hit more: it was too low-key sometimes."
20 2% Last and First Men (2020) - May 30, 2020
"I wanted so badly to love this but it honestly felt like the first 5 minutes of a regular sci-fi movie stretched out 70. Tilda narrates a story that would be interesting if the film wasn't so boring. Slow pan/zoom on images/architecture that are occasionally interesting but too similar--or identical in some cases--to remain interesting; lingers too long on them. Does this repeatedly. Seriously, the visuals here are NOT interesting enough to warrant this. Soundtrack is minimalist and cool tho."
80 65% The Vast of Night (2020) - May 30, 2020
"Great directing with some great shots and believable performances from the two leads. Sometimes you get these indie sci-fi films that do the wise thing and focus more on being intimate character dramas with sci-fi backdrops, this succeeds there. Managed to be real eerie sometimes. 2 things kept me from loving: the framed-as-a-TV-show gimmick didn't lead to anything and the conclusion wasn't satisfactory as a whole, which I think ties in with the lack of going anywhere with the gimmick as well. "
45 11% The Quarry (2020) - May 25, 2020
"It's not horrible but it doesn't have enough going for it to give it a passing grade. This is very basic and not even Shannon can put it over to a 50+. There's nothing about it that I overly detest but on the flip side of that there's nothing that I overly love. In a day where there are tons of movies released every week this isn't one that needs to be sought out."