Film Freak - 758 Film Ratings
Member Since: Feb 5, 2017
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK
|55 6%||Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003) - May 23, 2019
"Nice concept but for me the characters were too narcissistic to tolerate, add to that the seedy subject matter, boring yarns, and tumbleweed plot twist and you have a very unlikeable film. There was one laugh out loud moment 27 minutes from the end which involved a discussion on anal sex. "
|62 13%||Winter People (1989) - May 22, 2019
"Like all period dramas made in the 80's, it pays to try and put the emotive synthesizer music to the back of your mind. Once you've done this, try to ignore the borderline animal cruelty. Next, be prepared to sympathise with a woman who gives up her baby so she can live with a man she's known a few weeks, and be ok that he's ok with that too. It's actually a nice little film aside from all this, but the last 20 minutes are all over the place. "
|68 26%||Lakeview Terrace (2008) - May 20, 2019
"It may seem too obvious a tool for its own good, but I did enjoy how the conflict of the characters ran parable with the wildfire simmering in this film, and the script, as basic as it is, keeps you guessing how this will play out. The ending is woeful and betrays the lead players, pissing all over a well thought set up. Sad. This is a good companion to LaBute's other film detailing the nastiness of humans 'In The Company Of Men'."
|76 54%||The Mudge Boy (2003) - May 19, 2019
"A somewhat harrowing portrayal of an adolescence hit by bereavement in the back of beyond. A gentle, quaint soundtrack and heartwarming photography keeps the subject matter from squeezing the life out of it all. Definitely worth a watch."
|72 38%||Bullitt (1968) - May 18, 2019|
|71 33%||The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) - May 18, 2019
"The problem I find with some Anderson films is that they are so entrenched in Andersonisms that it gets in the way of a good story and characters. Nonetheless, this film is gorgeous to look at and beautifully made. Sadly the second half of the film drags and the ending felt a bit mashed together. Could have been a great 90 minute film."
|55 6%||The Bone Collector (1999) - May 17, 2019|
|68 26%||Where the Wild Things Are (2009) - May 14, 2019
"I'm under the impression this is supposed to tug at the heartstrings, but the actions of certain characters and the way in which events unfold are jarringly random. This film is utterly gorgeous to look at however and the kid's acting is heavyweight gold. "
|62 13%||Dead Man's Shoes (2004) - May 12, 2019|
|74 47%||Captain Phillips (2013) - May 12, 2019|