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Obdurate

Cinema Addict - 2467 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 26, 2008

Location: Canada

Age: 34

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
70 38% The Souvenir (2019) - Dec 09, 2019
"Plods a little but is shot well, though I think the way it's shot makes it potentially more challenging. There are some absolutely beautiful scenes, however, there's also a certain coldness and isolation to it in regards to where the camera places itself, the way it lingers, the distance and even the sets themselves. It fits thematically, doesn't always make for the most compelling view... I however think the directing, knowing that, was really good."
85 80% The Rise of Jordan Peterson (2019) - Dec 01, 2019
"It's impossible to get a good grasp of his rise AND talk about why he's so important to so many people in an hour and a half, but to Patricia's credit she did a good job with the time alotted. I know a fair bit about him so I didn't really learn much, but she did a good job of letting both the fans and the haters tell their side of the story. I mean, sometimes people dug their own graves but all you can do is let people talk. It's a pretty compelling doc, even with my knowledge of him."
70 38% Late Night (2019) - Dec 01, 2019
"Anytime you deal with this kind of stuff you run the risk of propagating certain ideas that aren't entirely true, so you have to thread carefully and hit the factual stuff and ignore propaganda. This does that sometimes, and even when it fails I wasn't put off. On top of that, it had some pretty decent laughs but not enough to be a great comedy. It sacrificed those for heart, which it did succeed in. As noted, Thompson was the standout here."
80 65% Gloria Bell (2019) - Dec 01, 2019
"I enjoyed this a lot more than I expected. Most of that was because of Moore, who is just a pleasure to watch (again) as she juggles complex emotions like the pro that she is. And because she's so good, it elevates the plot itself, which isn't that outstanding as a premise. It's not bad, neither, but without Moore this might have been boring. There are some great musical cues here, as well."
70 38% Atlantique (2019) - Dec 01, 2019
"Directed well; nice sense of atmosphere with great music to aid in that. Acted well, with a nice supernatural spin to the romance. I didn't see any glaring flaws but I also don't think that it had the emotional oomph that something like this needed, so it ended up being merely good instead of great."
70 38% Knives Out (2019) - Dec 01, 2019
"I clearly did not love this like other people did, but I certainly didn't hate it. There were some dips where I wasn't that entertained, but it did redeem itself. It has an amazing cast but the problem was that almost none of them had enough to do. They almost all deserved more. Ana de Armas was a pleasant standout. I'm not sure what I expected exactly from the actual mystery but even though it was solid enough, I was still a little disappointed. Didn't feel that suspenseful."
70 38% Transit (2018) - Nov 29, 2019
"This is a rare moment for me where I do think a movie is good, and it's clear that there's something on its mind... but I'm having a hard time thinking of much to say about it. I was unimpressed but not bored, none of it felt that substantial despite the nature of its subject matter. "
85 80% The Irishman (2019) - Nov 29, 2019
"It took an hour or more to get going, to hook me in, but then after that point I was actually surprised how emotionally invested I was. At that point the remaining 2 hours or so flew by, and it took this from a 70 to an 85 There are wonky parts, like whenever De Niro beat someone up, and some de-aging isn't great, but it's a gangster epic with heart and something on its mind. The final shot is brilliant, as well. A very personal feeling mob movie, you don't get that many of those."
70 38% See You Yesterday (2019) - Nov 27, 2019
"I don't get too caught up in the rules of time travel. I understand movies will break their own rules, and it's fair to criticize that... I guess I just don't think of it too critically since time travel doesn't exist anyway. So on that note, I thought this was fun, but not especially memorable. But that's okay, because I was entertained the entire time, it hit some good emotional beats and it didn't overstay its welcome at all. Not substantial but worth a look."
65 27% Ford v Ferrari (2019) - Nov 26, 2019
"Rating this a 65 mostly comes down to the fact that I don't give a shit about cars but wanted to watch this because I was down for some Bale and Damon action. They really could have cut some of this down to get better pacing, but for the most part it's a solid drama with good performances. If I was more interested in the premise I would have liked this more for sure. Even I have to begrudgingly admit that the racing was kinda fun."