Cinema Addict - 2204 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 31, 2009
Location: Tacoma, WA, USA
Bio: Like the rest of us, self-diagnosed movie snob.
|75 58%||Color Out of Space (2019) - May 30, 2020
"I am no Lovecraft expert, but Richard Stanley's take on the one-of-kind writer seems to nail the tone better than the countless attempts that we've seen in horror. The setting starts in a sort of fantasy-land and only gets weirder. This actually works well for a pretty unhinged Cage performance as he doesn't stick out as the oddest thing in the film. The colors are fantastic and the some of horror visuals are really cool. "
|77 62%||Border (2018) - May 30, 2020
"A methodically paced fantasy-thriller-romance (?) that knows exactly what its doing. The B-plot procedural seems like less love is given to it, until it doesn't. There isn't really anything else like this and it thrives in its weirdness. "
|55 19%||It Chapter Two (2019) - May 29, 2020
"Immediately at a disadvantage given the far less interesting second half of King's book, Chapter Two oddly takes the wrong approach in making this twenty percent LONGER. You know this isn't going to be as good (as made reference to multiple times during the insane running time) and you choose to lengthen it. The performances are good to great and the imagination is there, but the CGI is completely out of control."
|58 22%||Onward (2020) - May 28, 2020
"Dead parent? Check. Quest? Check. Brief infighting with no stakes along said quest? Check. Reconciling with feelings regarding dead parent? Check. Good animation and lazy story writing."
|68 41%||After Midnight (2019) - May 28, 2020
"Certainly don't go into this with a monster flick in mind. Is there a monster? Yeah. Is it what creates the tension? No. The character study is welcomed and the deliberate pace works, to a certain degree. I'll continue to seek out Gardner's work, even if I didn't love everything here. "
|75 58%||Putney Swope (1969) - May 27, 2020
"I would have loved to see this upon its release, as much the bigger satire pieces haven't aged well. Still, this is wildly inventive and really outrageous. The commercials age the best and continue to be quite funny."
|63 30%||Sea Fever (2019) - May 25, 2020
"An interesting idea set in a haunting and lonely atmosphere makes for a pretty decent thriller. The pace and tone are slow and somber, with all the actors looking like they haven't slept in a few days. This fits the plot but can take away from any real potential for suspense."
|45 11%||Popeye (1980) - May 20, 2020
"I can't say that there wasn't some weirdness that generated a few laughs, the sets weren't impressive, and that Altman's vision wasn't comic-strip-like. And while Shelly Duval and Robin Williams look the part, both of their performances are really just a series of sounds. The songs are absolutely awful and the first act is completely aimless to a point that is baffling for a big budget studio film. This is weird, even 40 years later. "
|80 71%||The Fearless Hyena (1979) - May 18, 2020
"A simple plot that is highlighted by a goofy protagonist who's mistake allows evil dudes to do wrong and then he must avenge said family after prolonged training montages. There are half a dozen set pieces that are really fun and a few jokes that don't age well. This is a comedy-first kung-fu film and an impressive directorial debut from Chan. The final "emotion fight" is as silly as it is exhaustingly cool. "
|82 78%||Perfect Blue (1998) - May 16, 2020
"Fandom, celebrity, identity, and losing one's youth is just the tip of the iceberg of topics covered in Satoshi Kon's haunting depiction of Japanese pop-culture. The film develops into physiological horror as the main character losing her sense of reality, which gives way to some quite shocking stuff. Really impressive. "