Film Freak - 784 Film Ratings
Member Since: Feb 5, 2017
Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire, UK
|82 79%||Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) - Aug 17, 2019
""Fuck, so that's where that Simpsons character came from" was one of my first thoughts. Another was "Holy Shit. This screenplay is exemplary!" The only dampener in waiting so long to see this was the Alec Baldwin monologue being nowhere near as good as I had been told it was. Man I miss Jack Lemmon."
|53 6%||The Fog (1980) - Aug 13, 2019
" If you can detatch yourself from the progress made in special effects over the last 40 years and look past the goofy storyline, then you may, just may be able to comprehend that this was once quite scary. Having said that, The original 'The Thing' is still scary and shits all over this."
|78 63%||Chinatown (1974) - Aug 06, 2019|
|79 68%||The Misfits (1961) - Aug 06, 2019
"What a beautiful oddity of a film, and Monroe's and Gable's last. It's soaked in liquor and angst and despair. It could easily be called 'The Left Behind'. Monroe's inability to think for herself and who's trajectory changes willy nilly based on whatever the men tell her kind of spoiled this for me, but it's a great overlooked film with a remarkable final quarter. "
|79 68%||In the Heat of the Night (1967) - Jul 29, 2019
"If this were a pie it would have a tasteless middle and a crust to die for. The hackneyed plot goes nowhere satisfying and the cartoon hillybillies spoil the mix further but there are moments of pure beauty in this film, the chemistry between the leads being the frontrunner, highlighted by a memorable scene about loneliness between a white man from the south and a black man from the north. Where it ventures away from the whodunnit story it shines, the playful, comedic moments are hilarious."
|36 2%||Torn Curtain (1966) - Jul 23, 2019
"Hitchcock's worst film was his 50th. This is it."
|92 98%||Diabolique (1955) - Jul 20, 2019
"The best suspense thriller of the 1950's, containing one of cinema's most memorable bathroom scenes. "
|74 48%||Picnic at Hanging Rock (1975) - Jul 20, 2019
"There is something eerily beautiful about films that detail the exploits of Australia's first settlers with the harsh wonderment of its landscape (Proposition, Van Diemen's land) and this is possibly the best of the bunch. The magnificent, grandiose soundtrack is one of the key players here, it threatens to be overbearing but somehow works. A magical dream of a movie."
|71 34%||White Heat (1949) - Jul 14, 2019
"Classic cops n robbers but there's nothing really special about this film. Cagney gives a good show as the manchild psychopath and I imagine this spin on a lead thug would have been utterly thrilling at the time. Great ending despite that last line....."
|64 19%||The Ornithologist (2016) - Jul 13, 2019
"A playful take on the life of St. Anthony of Padua. If you can suspend your disbelief in that that these events taking place are possible in modern day Portugal without... tourists, planes...getting in the way, then bravo. It has beautiful nature shots but for me the editing and lack of narrative smacked of an art student film. Side note: A nice little companion piece to Von Trier's Antichrist. "