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Obdurate

Cinema Addict - 2365 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 26, 2008

Location: Canada

Age: 33

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
45 12% The Man Who Killed Hitler and Then The Bigfoot (2018) - Feb 10, 2019
"This is not the fun, ridiculous romp that you'd expect from such an outrageous premise/title. Instead, it is mostly an old man reflecting on his life, specifically about the love of his life. But there's also the killing of Hitler and Bigfoot, neither of which is very compelling, with the latter just being silly... flying in the face of what the rest of the movie is offering. I can't say that I enjoyed this, I can say I admire it to some degree."
75 50% Cold Pursuit (2019) - Feb 08, 2019
"It became obvious early on that this didn't really take itself that seriously. It played with expectations a bit, had a lot more humour than expected. This sounds like a backhanded compliment but its willingness to be racist on all fronts was endearing because it just wasn't afraid of anything. I mean, it was bad people saying the bad things (and some things were played for laughs), but in this climate that is more brave than it ought to be. I had a really good time here."
60 21% Velvet Buzzsaw (2019) - Feb 05, 2019
"It's an art world take on a familiar horror story; something is haunted, kills people. I like Gilroy's direction although it is hardly Nightcrawler level here, and Gyllenhaal puts in an early candidate for one of the better performances of the year, or at least one to consider a nomination for, as he plays oddballs really well. There are some deaths that are neat, but it's pretty slow and doesn't build tension well. Just a very conventional movie once you get past the glitz of fine art."
60 21% Polar (2019) - Jan 30, 2019
"Like nutcrackr said, it starts very badly. It tried so hard to be stylish and cool but came across as silly. But it did redeem itself to some extent as it went on and I did end up enjoying it, warts and all. Mikkelsen was a pleasure to watch here, there were some fun action sequences (one in particular). I basically just agree completely with nutcrackr on this one."
60 21% Under the Silver Lake (2018) - Jan 26, 2019
"There are some excellent scenes (the piano scene, a conversation near the end of the movie, etc), but this didn't do it for me as a whole like it should have. Filmed like a throwback to the classic noirs but with a really weird story, it can't maintain that kind of suspense that the best movies in the genre can. It's really disappointing because all of the strange elements should have lead to a memorable movie but it was mostly just long and a little tedious at times. "
90 92% House of Flying Daggers (2004) - Jan 26, 2019
"Like Hero before it I'm surprised by how invested I was in the story. I came for the martial arts, where it certainly delivered both in choreography and how beautiful the film is, but the cherry on top was that I found the plot both interesting and heartfelt. This is more romance than Hero was, but because of that the final fight was actually really emotional and brutal. But even if you just judge it based on how wuxia it is, it succeeds admirably. "
90 92% Glass (2019) - Jan 25, 2019
"It gave me what I wanted. It feels different than every other superhero movie; it's a decidedly slow burn, but it was interestingly so, a nice psychological breakdown of these characters. But it also was a little unpredictable, and the plot twists were satisfying. He knew enough not to give Bruce too many lines because he'd phone it in, and gave McAvoy most of the heavy lifting. Fight scenes were gritty and that made sense. Just intrigued by this the entire time. "
75 50% Reign of the Supermen (2019) - Jan 18, 2019
"This and Death of Superman aren't great movies but they're entertaining and this one is a little better. Has a cool premise, I don't know how it changes from the comics so I don't care, and the premise is realized decently well. Fun fight scenes, some heart, some humour, but they did the Justice League really dirty. Seriously, that's how you incapacitate them?"
60 21% The Standoff at Sparrow Creek (2018) - Jan 18, 2019
"Not terrible, enough twists and turns to keep it relatively interesting but at the same time it doesn't bring a whole lot to the table and it's really dark all the time. Wouldn't say I was bored as a whole but there were certainly times where I drifted."
90 92% Hero (2002) - Jan 17, 2019
"To be honest I didn't expect the story to be as emotionally potent or as narratively interesting as it was. That was a nice surprise. And then on top of that, the choreography was wonderful and the scenery was beautiful, with enough wind (you must always have things blowing in the wind) to satisfy all wind-lovers (?). Seriously, this film is gorgeous and nails everything it sets out to do. I might up this to a 95 in the future."