Movie Buff - 303 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jul 21, 2012
Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
Bio: There is no system. The numbers are arbitrary and meaningless gut reactions. 100 good, 0 bad, extrapolate accordingly.
||Kaili Blues (2015) - Aug 18, 2019
"Worth the watch for the cinematography alone. The 40+ minute tracking shot encompasses dialog in two languages, at least four vehicle changes - one of which is a boat - dozens of people, several animals, incredible synchronization as the camera splits away from and rejoins a motorcycle, so much. Narratively it’s a nice work. The continuous traveling shot near the end is the most audacious thing I’ve ever seen recorded. Fantastic film."
||Black Swan (2010) - Aug 10, 2019
"Impossibly generic, almost satirically so, with the most predictable and contrived, cliche-driven narrative imaginable. Literally devoid of redeeming attributes and entirely reliant on done to death tropes that went out of style decades ago at their most novel. I’ve never been angry at a film before, and then this waste of two hours came along and ruined my evening. Remove the expensive set pieces and high profile leads and you have an absurdly lazy, C-grade sophomore year film project."