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Obdurate

Cinema Addict - 2494 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 26, 2008

Location: Canada

Age: 34

Gender: Male

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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% Kiss Me Deadly (1955) - Jan 22, 2020
"I'm disappointed with plot twists in movies more than I would like to be, but I wasn't here. It put it on a whole other level, and in the process made it a lot stranger than its peers that I've seen. Some of the acting isn't always great but that's the only criticism I can see. The violence works, it's appropriately dark and nihilistic--almost disturbing at times--and the plot moves at a great pace; never boring or uninteresting. "
80 65% Troop Zero (2019) - Jan 20, 2020
"Surprisingly funny, some good jokes for kids but then some for adults as well, such as "little girls creep me out, plus you can't hit them because they changed the laws." A lot of credit to the assemble of little kids here who really brought this to life in a convincing fashion. Davis, despite being an important character, was a tad underused, which is a shame because every time she was on screen was a delight. Also didn't wimp out at the end and had the kids actually lose, like Rocky."
30 5% The Grudge (2020) - Jan 20, 2020
"Just ends up being a boring horror movie. That's because it doesn't build to its jump scares, and they aren't that effective to begin with. Aside from that, there's a good story to tell here and I'm assuming I should probably just watch the original Ju-On to get that. I've never found the throat noises to be scary at all and that continues here. Sad thing is, this is better than the first American version, and yet it will undoubtedly be one of the worst movies I see this year."
75 51% Color Out of Space (2019) - Jan 19, 2020
"It captured Lovecraft well. I liked seeing a colourful horror movie. The imagery was memorable, the creatures and body horror grotesque. Most of the performances are good with only a few stumbles. Cage is fine, though I could understand why some people might find some of his acting choices here weird. I did at first but it grew on me. It's an artsy but interesting film, a few good scares but mostly just a dreadful atmosphere. The oddness of it is endearing."
30 5% Disturbing the Peace (2020) - Jan 16, 2020
"Guy Pearce tries god damn it. He must feel like a big fish in a small pond. With this and The Fanatic last year Devon Sawa is on my radar has doing okay in bad movies, as well. But besides that, bad dialogue runs rampant, there's a disconnect between most characters along with never building anything. The fight scenes are laughable. People stand around awkwardly holding guns. Some of the music doesn't make sense and even when it does it's so generic that it'd almost be better if it wasn't there."
80 65% Out of the Past (1947) - Jan 16, 2020
"Like the best film noir the dialogue is snappy and clever. Plenty of little twists, always interesting with good to great performances. I have no serious issues with it except for that part at the end with the fishing rod, but at the same time I didn't love this as much as some other films in the genre. I acknowledge that it deserves the respect it gets, and admittedly I was tired while watching this."
80 65% Koshikei (1968) - Jan 16, 2020
"It started off really brilliantly and managed to maintain that for a fairly sizable chunk of its runtime. Watching Watanabe as the education officer, in particular, was an absolute treat. He sold the absurdity well. It was funny and smart with a cool premise. However, the final bit lost me some, even as it touched on some important issues. Just kind of lost its momentum, became maybe a little too out there for what had been set up. It didn't tank it by any means, but I enjoyed it less."
70 38% Just Mercy (2019) - Jan 14, 2020
"It hits emotional beats pretty well and has good--but not amazing--performances by the people that you would expect to put in good performances. So in pretty much all ways it's a good legal drama, but it lacks that something to make it truly special."
55 17% Inherit the Viper (2019) - Jan 14, 2020
"It's okay. There's a twist later on that was pretty unexpected but aside from that it doesn't call attention to itself in any meaningful way, so it's not bad by any means but I wouldn't consider it good. Pretty run of the mill January stuff that I won't remember soon. "
40 9% Replicas (2018) - Jan 07, 2020
"Keanu shows here that he's not always this awesome presence on the screen, to put it light. "Yes... you can have some PANcakes," for example. You could shit on the script which isn't clever and full of bad dialogue, but it really is the acting that does it in. And that atrocity starts about 5 or 10 minutes in (after an admittedly decent beginning that is tense and a little upsetting) once Keanu gets home. Never recovers from there, but at the very least it flirts with some ideas."