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Obdurate

Cinema Addict - 2432 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
60 21% Pet Sematary (2019) - Sep 16, 2019
"It's just unremarkable in every way. None of the imagery is especially good, but it's not bad. It's not that scary, but it's not overly cheesy. Just generic all around. I did like the ending though, I guess that's a place where it stands out a little, albeit not by much."
80 65% Birds of Passage (2018) - Sep 15, 2019
"The setting is a refreshing take on the genre, and it's more poetic than most entries within that genre as well. It's strikingly beautiful, wonderfully shot. Acting is good; believable but no one really stands out. The plot itself is the weakest link because under all the gloss it's pretty simplistic and normal for the genre... which is a shame because the strongest elements deserve a more able story to compliment them. It's still a great film, though."
75 50% It Chapter Two (2019) - Sep 12, 2019
"It is certainly lesser but still very good. Still visually interesting, and the acting all around is still great with Skarsgard being the highlight. Got some good comedy and heart. The problems are: rehashes part 1 stuff and doesn't do it as well, throws the cosmic grenade in the room and doesn't explore it well, maybe too much comedy this time, and the pacing isn't as good. But I still enjoyed it quite a bit even if I didn't love it this time around."
80 65% Fast Color (2018) - Sep 12, 2019
"This is a nice little surprise. As Iamdwg said, it does feel like Unbreakable. It's powerful and mirrors the inner turmoil of the main character with her powers, her inability to control them and see the colours. Good performances, and while it is slow, I was compelled the entire time. That's because the character work is strong but subtle, and although maybe on the surface the plot isn't anything that original, it plays with it and its themes well."
70 38% Sword of Trust (2019) - Sep 09, 2019
"I wouldn't say that this blows the doors off but at the same time I liked it more than I thought I would. It falters a bit once they leave the pawn shop, but up until then it was a pretty funny film. Not laugh out loud, lose your shit funny... but subtle, sarcastic. This is mostly because of how Maron plays off the other three."
65 27% X-Men: Dark Phoenix (2019) - Sep 05, 2019
"I could never call this a bad movie because at the very least it's entertaining, and I always enjoy any bit of interplay between Magneto and Xavier, along with just enjoying the X-Men in general. I especially love Fassbender in the role. But it suffers from what the bad/average X-Men movies do: wasted potential. Things are rushed, unexplained and unexplored, instead settling for an okay superhero movie in an age where that is no longer good enough."
65 27% Arctic (2019) - Sep 02, 2019
"I'm not a big survivalist film fan so any movie in the genre needs to do something special to make me think it's more than pretty good. This doesn't accomplish that, but I'll give it credit: Mads was great, it captured the loneliness well, it was shot well, the music was fitting. There were some great scenes, but as someone else said, the last 10 seconds or so kind of ruins the ending. "
40 9% The Dead Don't Die (2019) - Aug 30, 2019
"Great cast wasted, and that's the biggest problem. I'm all for satire, and it didn't really bother me here, but it's pretty lazy satire to be honest. I didn't find much joy here, except for a few jokes scattered throughout. Not scary enough (or at all) to be a horror, not funny enough to be considered a comedy. It flubs both. And again, that's a shame because look at that cast!"
70 38% In Fabric (2018) - Aug 26, 2019
"From the opening vibes I thought I was going to enjoy this a lot more than I did. The satire works I guess, for the most part, but the horror doesn't. I didn't find it especially funny but it did do a good job of poking fun at the ridiculousness of retail and whatnot. Sometimes it tried too hard, other times it nailed the atmosphere perfectly. A good film, but disappointing."
90 92% The Last Black Man in San Francisco (2019) - Aug 26, 2019
"This was not what I expected. Talbot announced himself with an artful, visually/tonally interesting meditation of a man and his city. A deeply personal tale with a little bit of subtle humour sprinkled throughout. Though he was instrumental in it in a few different ways, sometimes Fails wasn't able to handle the heavy lifting, but for the most part he was fine. He's the weakest link (but it's not that weak) in an otherwise inspired movie."