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Cinema Addict - 1614 Film Ratings

Member Since: Mar 22, 2006

Bio: Animation is my absolute passion and it breaks my heart when people mistakenly identify it as a genre or as something only for children. I also enjoy science fiction, fantasy, film noir, and period pieces.
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80 75% Sita Sings the Blues (2008) - Sep 27, 2009
"I watched this online, completely on a whim, and was very pleasantly surprised. I loved the unscripted discussions of the Ramayana mythology and the cartoony bits with Annette Hanshaw music. The autobiographical portions and the rotoscoped musical sequences should have been dropped as they really drag down the narrative (and in the case of the autobiographical parts, they come across as pathetic). Still, it's a tremendous achievement for just one woman, and it's a lot of fun."
95 96% The Silence of the Lambs (1991) - May 08, 2009
"The performances from Hopkins and Foster are easily the core of what is the best horror film ever. You can't help but be riveted by both of them - I wanted to look away from Lecter, but something in Hopkins' performance forced me to look into his cold eyes, which made the creepy sensation of the movie even more effective. Foster as Starling is an amazing heroine as well, who conveys both strength and vulnerability in a sympathetic and extremely believable way."
15 2% Slumdog Millionaire (2008) - Jan 29, 2009
"I went into this hoping I would love it, but was very disappointed. Every character is cartoonishly either evil or angelic, and the happy ending just came off as forced in such an otherwise depressing story. The plot holes are unforgivably huge. I also love how professional critics are calling me "soulless" and "dead inside" just because I failed to smile at a contrived ending that solves nothing and sweeps the major social issues under the carpet."
35 10% The Doors (1991) - Jan 04, 2009
"Val Kilmer is excellent, and often uncanny when he fills in for Morrison's vocals. However, the film is overlong, has way too much nudity (speaking as a heterosexual woman here) and is completely and utterly irresponsible. I was extremely relieved to find out that a good portion of the depiction of Morrison was fabricated, because this movie nearly made me hate one of my rock gods. So screw you, Oliver Stone. "
80 75% Le Ballon rouge (1956) - Mar 01, 2009
"I grew up reading the book version of the story so it's got some strong sentimental value for me. It's a touching and adorable story, and it's very effective in getting you to feel affection and empathy for a balloon of all things."
95 96% The Addams Family (1991) - Aug 14, 2007
"I stand by this film as the greatest TV-to-movie adaptation ever made. The cast (Julia, Huston, Lloyd and Ricci in particular) is absolutely perfect and the script is still darkly hilarious 20 years later. RIP Raul Julia."
80 75% The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) - Aug 12, 2009
"Extremely creepy and unusual. Foster and Sheen are great in this. I do agree with Foster that the nude scene was completely unnecessary. I liked how well the sense of loneliness and paranoia is conveyed in the film. The ending shot is chilling, but I did feel kind of unfulfilled because the ending left more questions than answers. Still, I really enjoyed this."
85 86% The Dot and the Line: A Romance in Lower Mathematics (1965) - Mar 03, 2009
"I loathe math, and yet I love this cartoon because it is math. Cute story, and has some very interesting abstract animation from Chuck Jones."
100 98% Shadow of a Doubt (1943) - May 28, 2009
"It takes a fantastic actor to make me practically fall in love with a crazed serial killer, and thank goodness for Joseph Cotten. In every scene, you can't help but be drawn to him and to want to understand just what made him turn out this way. The script is layered ingeniously, a careful observer can pick up subtle things like the underlying dysfunction of Charlie's seemingly perfect family. I love the film noir-esque techniques of manipulating light and shadow. My favourite Hitchcock ever."
90 92% Zodiac (2007) - Mar 09, 2007
"This film deserved to be a huge hit. It deserved Oscars. I am convinced that time will show that this film, not Fight Club, is David Fincher's masterpiece. Fantastic performances (this film got me back on RDJ's team long before Iron Man) and you can tell the crew really did their research. I love the creepily shot night scenes and the subtle costuming and set designs that illustrate the passage of time. "