Cinema Addict - 2062 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 31, 2009
Location: Tacoma, WA, USA
Bio: Like the rest of us, self-diagnosed movie snob.
|80 71%||Joker (2019) - Oct 12, 2019
"Just as is the conversation surrounding the film, Joker is both fascinating and grating. Phoenix's performance is great and Phillips loves Scorsese, but those are two facts that are the trending topics of the year at this point. The sadness of the titular character and the society around him is thrust into the viewer's face with a booming orchestral score and shocking violence. Joker isn't any more "dangerous" than Taxi Driver or Fight Club, but certainly those misinterpreting it may be."
|70 45%||Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983) - Oct 11, 2019
"The last two segments are so strong that they make up for the snooze fest that comes before. It’s like Spielberg is doing a Spielberg impression. I could watch Dante’s brand of humor all day."
|65 35%||Q: The Winged Serpent (1982) - Oct 09, 2019
"Yes there is a winged serpent, decapitations, mauling and skinning, but all of this pales in comparison to Moriarty’s crazy performance."
|65 35%||Bad Moon (1996) - Oct 06, 2019
"There are three things that are terrifying in Bad Moon: 1. A good dog being blammed for something he didn't do 2. An amazing looking werewolf suit 3. The amount of charisma that Michael Pare has. I believe it is actually negative charisma. "
|40 8%||The Midnight Meat Train (2008) - Oct 05, 2019
"This must have had quite the blood budget. I haven't been pining for a butcher v butcher face off, but maybe some love that. The Clive Barker aesthetics are there, but they are muddled with quick cuts and blurry photography to reach the desired atmosphere. It is fine."
|70 45%||Waxwork (1988) - Oct 05, 2019
"A great concept backed by some really fun gore goes a bit heavy on the comedy rather than sticking to the horror aspect. The climatic 'battle' lost me, but everything before it was quite enjoyable. The fact that the Marquis de Sade is the main villain is just bonkers."
|54 17%||Tales of Halloween (2015) - Oct 02, 2019
"A good mix of short Halloween tales that go from funny to quite shocking. Uneven, as anthologies always go. "
|60 25%||Summer of '84 (2018) - Oct 01, 2019
"When the film comes alive in the last 15 minutes, I was on board. Everything before this is fine, but very familiar. Still a sucker for that pop-synth score, but I know when I'm being played. "
|25 3%||Honky Tonk Freeway (1981) - Sep 26, 2019
"Aggressively American, but directed by a very British John Schlesinger. I mean this is a mess, to be sure, but I did laugh at a few things. A popular as road movies were in the late 70s and early 80s, you could do worse. I can't believe I watched this on the Criterion Channel. "
|82 78%||Dawn of the Dead (1978) - Sep 26, 2019
"Arguably the definitive zombie flick, Romero's second in his series is iconic. The editing is often baffling and the tone all over the place, but the film is an absolute blast. "