Cinema Addict - 2326 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 31, 2009
Location: Tacoma, WA, USA
Bio: Like the rest of us, self-diagnosed movie snob.
|35 6%||Welcome to Marwen (2018) - Jan 21, 2021
"In his fourth venture into mo-cap, Zemeckis does succeed in finally making something that looks pretty remarkable. Is it creepy? Absolutely. It is the subject (dolls) that allows for this medium to work. On the other hand, you have this narrative which is straight up bad. The tone is silly, misogynistic, too simple, and too much about high heels. To tackle such important topics such as PTSD and violence against LGBTQ groups with such nonchalance and horniness is cringeworthy."
|75 58%||The Secret of Roan Inish (1994) - Jan 18, 2021
"John Sayles, the master storyteller, does what he does best and realizes a start landscape and fairytale-like tales. Quaint."
|80 71%||Contempt (1963) - Jan 17, 2021
"Everything in this film is beautiful: the CinemaScope, the dolly shots, the score, and Bardot. It is a dense film that probably rewards those who make films more than the rest of us."
|80 71%||Narc (2002) - Jan 16, 2021
"With the tone of similar film subjects of the 1970s, Joe Carnahan's acclaimed and forgotten early 00s film holds up as well as those classics. I am not in love with the desaturated and shaky cam aesthetics that others seem to enjoy, but the meat of film if in the two great performances by Patric and Liotta. They do a phenomenal job at portraying completely broken men in this dour story. "
|83 81%||Small Axe: Lovers Rock (2020) - Jan 15, 2021
"A stunningly beautiful look at people making a space and then losing themselves in that space. McQueen's photography does wonders for the bodies in rhythm and for the brief glimpses of passion. What a way to capture a vibe. "
|55 19%||Five Corners (1987) - Jan 13, 2021
"This is a tonal mess. Whatever Tony Bill and Shanley were going for with some of the B plots do not mesh well with the BIG performance from Turturro at the center of this 60s New York piece. Jodie Foster is one year shy of her incredible late 80s and early 90s run, but her character is so barely there that she has nothing to do but cling to the men around her. "
|68 41%||Hunter Hunter (2020) - Jan 10, 2021
"Hunter Hunter takes its time to show its hand. I found the first act a bit aimless, albeit intriguing. Then the film gets meaner and meaner. The ending is probably 2020's best horror."
|65 35%||Run (2020) - Jan 10, 2021
"With an incredibly satisfying ending, Chanty's follow up to the sensation Searching is an enjoyable ninety minutes. There isn't anything ground breaking, but you get to see Sarah Paulson be bad in a part that she could probably do in her sleep. There is some good suspense, even if you kind of know where this is going after just a few minutes into the film. "
|60 25%||Johnny Mnemonic (1995) - Jan 08, 2021
"Keanu Reeves recent resurrection is based on how great of a person he seems to be as well as his excellent subtle performances with practiced physicality. The mid-90s did him wrong by asking for big performances and this might be the biggest. The cyberpunk script is pretty garbage, even if everything on screen is delightfully silly. I mean he eventually teams up with a dolphin to beat the baddies. Its just too much information, man."
|82 78%||Possessor (2020) - Jan 03, 2021
"Brandon Cronenberg's second feature film is completely nihilistic and grim as hell. A warning about the continued sophistication of technology and our inability to separate ourselves from our work both have clear paths from his father's work. The synth score and dazzling practical effects are both haunting and make for a difficult viewing. Not for the faint of heart. "