Cinema Addict - 1922 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 31, 2009
Location: Tacoma, WA, USA
Bio: Like the rest of us, self-diagnosed movie snob.
|83 80%||The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) - Jan 20, 2019
"This no frills suspense film is a tightly packed story in its gripping 100 minutes relies on smart banter and white knuckle deadlines. The battle between Matthau and Shaw is what shines, especially as the former delivers some hilarious barbs. A classic."
|57 21%||Dune (1984) - Jan 19, 2019
"Lynch's adaptation of the beloved science fiction novel is beyond ambitious and visually fascinating. Unfortunately, the film is nearly incomprehensible. Filling in a few of the monstrous gaps is done with some truly awful voice-over work by MacLachlan. This is certainly something."
|40 8%||Hostel: Part II (2007) - Jan 19, 2019
"Oddly boring. Roth gives a near copy of his first film which begs the question: why?"
|55 19%||A Chorus Line (1985) - Jan 18, 2019
"So Sir Attenborough was probably not the best choice of director for a film that is based off of a broadway show is this aggressively American. Wonderful stage play, so so film experience."
|83 80%||Elle (2016) - Jan 13, 2019
"Verhoeven films in France and this becomes "art house." No, this is Verhoeven through and through. Huppert delivers one of the best performances this decade and gives the viewer a conundrum: laugh, weep, or cringe."
|80 70%||The Favourite (2018) - Jan 13, 2019
"Lanthimos is well versed in depicting people behaving badly, and, in The Favourite, he continues to allow his characters continue on this path. Now we get sweeping tracking shots and beautiful costuming that fail to cover up their debauchery. The three leads are great but it is Colman who just steals every scene."
|85 85%||Blindspotting (2018) - Jan 09, 2019
"It is hard to escape comparisons of Estrada's film to those of Spike Lee. Beyond the similar messages within the narrative, the energy and the anger that the film contains is electrifying. What starts as a comical tale about two friends and their love for their city gives way to both of them growing up and spitting some real fire regarding some of the injustices that they face. There were several great films exploring black America in 2018 and this is right up there with the best of them."
|70 45%||Upgrade (2018) - Jan 09, 2019
"Upgrade is a film that wears its B-movie status like a badge of honor. Cringeworthy performances and bad dialogue? Sure, maybe. But it also has some great action scenes and it relishes in not taking things too seriously. A great ride."
|83 80%||Cutter's Way (1981) - Jan 09, 2019
"This feels like one of the last holdovers from the 70s, with its depiction of a lost and angry generation of young men and women. Cutter is searching to stay relevant in a society that doesn't respect him or what he has sacrificed. When an opportunity arises he takes it. John Heard steals the show, but Bridges and Lisa Eichorn are also fantastic. This is a film that is sadly forgotten."
|60 25%||Cam (2018) - Jan 08, 2019
"Everyone can relate to the brief terror of being locked out of your account. This is an interesting premise with a very, very good lead (almost only) performance. The film suffers when it attempts to provide an explanation, which is not plausible or satisfying. Still, a good look into a bizarre corner of the interwebs."