Cinema Addict - 1760 Film Ratings
Member Since: Nov 7, 2011
Location: Knoxville, TN, USA
|67 43%||Murders in the Rue Morgue (1932) - Jun 18, 2020
"I definitely have to give them points for not resorting to using a man in an ape costume MOST of the time. And when they do, it's in shadow, or otherwise obscured. It's fairly schlocky by 1930s standards, and features Bela Lugosi being puppeteered by the world's greatest unibrow."
|71 58%||The Hands of Orlac (1924) - Jun 18, 2020
"It's pretty entertaining watching a hand-transplant patient constantly fighting the urge to commit murder with his new hands, and it's even funnier in retrospect after the twist-packed ending."
|58 27%||The Picture of Dorian Gray (1945) - Jun 05, 2020
"This one had to be pretty tough to adapt during the times of the Code. A lot of Dorian's sort of "descent into sin" can't really be shown, so basically all we see is that he tells two women he won't marry them, then everyone is talking about what a horrible lascivious reputation he's gained. It does a lot more telling than showing."
|76 73%||Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) - Jun 05, 2020
"Having seen Orange County and Bad Teacher by the same director, I wrote this one off for a really long time, refusing to give it a chance. But I'm glad I finally tried it out. Not every joke lands, but they come out constantly and it's surprising how consistently funny it stays."
|59 29%||Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark (2019) - Jun 05, 2020
"Like the books, it successfully bridges the gap between kids-horror (like Goosebumps) and the world of adult horror. And like the books, I feel like this movie is best enjoyed by middle schoolers at a sleepover rather than adults. It's good at being what it is, but that's not something that I personally get great enjoyment from. I will say the ending was surprisingly dark, and doesn't take an easy "Everything turned out FINE!" ending, which I would guess was Guillermo del Toro's idea."
|72 61%||L'Inferno (1911) - Jun 05, 2020
"I'll be honest, I never thought much of the story material of The Divine Comedy. It's a self-insert fanfic where Dante Alighieri gets to meet all his favorite heroes, and all of the people he doesn't like get what's coming to them. But this movie elevates the material and crafts imaginative imagery that is still fascinating after 100+ years."
|50 18%||The Fall of the House of Usher (1928) - Jun 05, 2020
"I'm planning to revisit this one one day because the only version I could find with English title cards was on Youtube with an "improvised soundtrack" which consisted of people viciously abusing instruments for an hour. Next time I'll be sure to watch it muted."
|80 82%||Häxan: Witchcraft Through the Ages (1922) - Jun 01, 2020
"Documentary film has definitely changed somewhat in these last hundred years or so. The extent of the sets and costuming was pretty amazing, with some really fascinating horror imagery. But it also draws a concerning conclusion that the "witches" of yesterday are today's physically or mentally ill people."
|62 35%||The Cat and the Canary (1939) - Jun 01, 2020
"Doesn't stand out as much as its silent counterpart, but the presence of sound makes it possible for the characters to come across much more distinct and memorable."
|63 36%||The Cat and the Canary (1927) - Jun 01, 2020
"Featured some filmmaking techniques that I don't often see in silent films. Some camera movements, some animated title cards, some image overlays. It's overall more engaging than your typical non-comedy silent film, though this one does have comedic elements as well."