Cinema Addict - 2004 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 31, 2009
Location: Tacoma, WA, USA
Bio: Like the rest of us, self-diagnosed movie snob.
|61 27%||Happy Death Day (2017) - May 21, 2019
"I'm pretty sure that if I thought about Happy Death Day for more than two seconds, there would be some pretty questionable sexual politics but this isn't a movie designed to be thought about for that long. It is fairly fun and lead by a very charismatic actress which give it an entertaining frantic energy. "
|30 4%||Empire Records (1995) - May 17, 2019
"Liv Tyler's iconic outfit and an odd star-making performance by Zellweger stand out in an otherwise poorly written "Breakfast Club in a record store." The frustration is that each character consists of one or two cliches, and nothing else. Sure, they dance around and have a fake funeral (my god) but they are wholly uninteresting. "
|55 19%||Wine Country (2019) - May 17, 2019
"Setting up a camera in front of these women without a script likely would have garnered a funnier outing, but you can’t hate this. The few obvious improv moments were great."
|84 83%||American Movie (1999) - May 16, 2019
"While he has some major flaws, Mark’s passion for filmmaking is often inspired. Laughing with him and his antics makes for an extremely fun and heartfelt documentary."
|70 45%||Mid90s (2018) - May 13, 2019
"While much of Hill’s writing and direction is kind of just allowing these kids to to hang together, that isn’t bad. Their chemistry allows them to find some touching moments in a story devoid of much plot. Find your people."
|87 89%||Walkabout (1971) - May 12, 2019
"What a beautiful film. Roeg's typical cross-cutting is on full display, but his photography of such a stark landscape is gorgeous. Add some really great child performances, and this coming-of-age adventure is something else. "
|60 25%||The Hole in the Ground (2019) - May 10, 2019
"A strong performance from the two leads and a decent premise propels the story along enough to be fairly interesting. The "things go bump in the night" set pieces get old as the narrative runs a tepid course. "
|35 6%||Serenity (2019) - May 10, 2019
"It’s like that accident on the side of the road that you know you shouldn’t look at but you do anyway. The twist is insane, sure, but everything leading up to it is just as crazy."
|72 50%||The Changeling (1980) - May 09, 2019
"Foreboding and full of atmosphere, The Changeling May not be the best haunted house film, but it is one of the best acted. Much of the film has been copied numerous times since its 1980 debut."
|55 19%||The Predator (2018) - May 08, 2019
"Shane Black’s dialogue seems to work better in 1987 than it does in 2018. Maybe it’s nostalgia, maybe not, but there is such an uneven tone in his “sequel” that zero tension is able to be sustained. It’s a mess filled with CGI silliness."