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Obdurate

Cinema Addict - 2340 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
70 38% A Simple Favor (2018) - Dec 10, 2018
"I might have given this an 75 but the ending left me with a sour taste. It just became a little too much. Looking back the movie occasionally flirted with the possibility of it losing its way a bit, but for the most part it was a pretty gripping, but not unique, take on this type of story. Some of the musical choices were really try-hard, attempting to add some kind of, I don't know, class to this? That was something in the trailer I didn't like too. Kendrick and Lively were fun to watch."
45 12% Assassination Nation (2018) - Dec 08, 2018
"Not enough space on Criticker to discuss the message, but even though I can appreciate militant methods (like the Purge), this is... questionable, to say the least. Anyway, as a movie it's not what it could be. The premise is silly but it could have worked, we could have had fun with this and had badass chicks but the final act falls seriously flat. The rest of it is okay, very stylish and energetic, probably helped me forgive its shortcomings to some degree, and yet I can't quite recommend it."
85 80% Hold the Dark (2018) - Dec 03, 2018
"Movies like this are needed sometimes; nothing is really explained but there are hints scattered throughout. Sometimes that is incredibly refreshing, but the film has to be made well... and this is. From the opening music/quote the film felt oppressive. It's really dark, but tonally consistent. There's no relief here, you're just trapped in this slightly surreal, messed up world where snow (something so beautiful) just helps cage the characters and the viewer. Let the themes sink in to enjoy it."
80 64% Never Goin' Back (2018) - Dec 02, 2018
"I think I can give this a slight edge to hit 80 because if you want just a stoner comedy this hits on all fronts. The chemistry between Mitchell and Morrone is front and center, and they're able to carry the film; really, them doing anything is a pleasure to watch. As glumpy said, it's so fast-paced that there really isn't time to get bored. And yet it doesn't overload the viewer, which is key. Some pretty funny jokes, though not the funniest movie I've ever seen by any means."
80 64% Le monde est √† toi (2018) - Dec 02, 2018
"Took a while for it to click with me but it did eventually. There's something really satisfying about Vincent Cassel watching videos about the Illuminati for half the movie. Aside from that it's a caper that doesn't do anything that special from a narrative standpoint, but it's a subgenre I enjoy. Gavras brought his music video experience to this and elevates the film with the inclusion of some pretty fitting music, showcasing the power that can be achieved by perfectly marrying music/visuals."
60 21% Sicilian Ghost Story (2017) - Dec 01, 2018
"As a whole it's probably worth watching because the soundtrack is pretty great, it's shot well on all fronts, the performances are fine and it's an interesting story. When it comes together it's a much better movie, but admittedly it was a bit of a struggle to pay attention to this at times. It just plods along and doesn't do enough with its premise. The drama isn't dramatic enough, the crime isn't criminal enough and the fantasy is not fantastical enough, so it ends up feeling very slight."
75 50% We the Animals (2018) - Nov 29, 2018
"The intimacy and rawness of the way it was shot made it feel a bit like a documentary. There's a plot there, technically, but it's more slice of life than conventional story. It takes a little while to get going and still occasionally lost my interest. But the parts that are good are really good, and it elevates itself in the last half hour or so. You have to enjoy watching the characters interact and it did feel organic and genuine. Intercutting with drawings periodically was a nice touch."
40 9% The Happytime Murders (2018) - Nov 29, 2018
"Honestly it just didn't have enough laughs for me to give it a pass, and I didn't find the movie especially exciting. With that said, there were a few good laughs, but like some others have said, it just feels like they expected this to be funny because it's puppets. I will allow some of that because to a certain extent puppets saying gross things IS funny, this had a little too much of it."
65 27% The Clovehitch Killer (2018) - Nov 29, 2018
"It's pretty good, nothing exceptional. Like others have said it loses its way in the final act with flashbacks, mostly because a) there's no tension in them and b) they aren't necessary. We got it without being explicitly shown. It's also predictable, trying a swerve fairly early on but then going back on track with what we expected. But despite my criticisms I'm not going to act like I didn't enjoy it because the premise is undoubtedly tragic and it's mostly handled well."
85 80% Bodied (2017) - Nov 28, 2018
"At first I enjoyed the rap battles but thought some of it was a little too on the nose, like they had to explain rap to uh, white people? But then it didn't take long for the point of the PC culture satire to kick in. Sometimes I agreed, sometimes they didn't go deep enough, but for the most part it's a pretty level headed look at it. Derives its humour from shit people would find offensive but quite funny. Conflicted about the ending; emotional high but afterwards a cliché final scene."