Movie Buff - 176 Film Ratings
Member Since: Oct 7, 2018
|83 85%||The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (2005) - Apr 20, 2019
"The more overused tropes stand out, but Aardman deserves props using the animated medium to its full potential. It embraces the complete ridiculousness of its premise and goes all in, while still displaying a perfect understanding of comedic structure and timing."
|62 32%||Manhunt (2017) - Apr 14, 2019
"It's awkwardly edited and undoubtedly some plotlines could either be developed a little more or cut out entirely. Nevertheless, it's wild from start to finish. There is vibrancy and romanticism in every frame. It's clearly a passionate project for John Woo, and if he's having fun, then so am I."
|74 60%||Don't Breathe (2016) - Apr 13, 2019
"Doesn't even try to create any decent characters or give them worthy dialogue, but as a high-tension home invasion thriller, it does its job. It keeps suspense high and the plot moving with unexpected twists and spine-chilling horror that keeps an admittedly recycled idea fresh."
|61 30%||Valkyrie (2008) - Apr 11, 2019
"The most noticeable things about Valkyrie are the wild tonal shifts between being mind-numbingly dry and theatrically exuberant. Otherwise, it's not a terrible film. Mostly well-cast, John Ottman's score was rather engaging, and it was overall an intriguing retelling of a historic event in WWII."
|69 47%||Ant-Man (2015) - Apr 10, 2019
"Burdens itself with unnecessary exposition and underdeveloped characters, but if its content with being no more than a fun superhero romp, then I'm content with that as well. It's got a couple of memorable action sequences and a hilarious script (possibly due to initial drafts from Edgar Wright and Joe Cornish), so while it may not rank with the best of the MCU, it's still a fun time-killer all the same."
|58 23%||In & Out (1997) - Apr 10, 2019
"In & Out's biggest issue is that it can't quite mesh its magic realism and social commentary in the right place. It comes off disjointed and slightly off-putting. It's humor and good intentions will charm some, but its tacky delivery will undoubtedly turn away its intended audience."
|49 14%||Avengers: Age of Ultron (2015) - Apr 08, 2019
"This validates anyone who has ever critiqued Marvel movies as two hour TV specials. Joss Whedon grants this film with soulless direction, failed attempts at comedy, and only a couple action sequences to get excited about. He's damn lucky I already like these characters."
|72 54%||Pet Sematary (2019) - Apr 07, 2019
"It's not the best horror film you'll see all year, but Kölsch and Widmyer help the bloodcurdling scenes overpower the cheaper and more predictable screams, making this an operable springtime scare."
|83 85%||Shazam! (2019) - Apr 07, 2019
"Showcases one of DC's weaker villains, but gives a heartfelt, goofy, and overall fun film full of color and wonderful special effects that's really unlike anything the universe has granted us with before. Also, Zachary Levi. That's all."
|76 64%||Murder on the Orient Express (1974) - Apr 07, 2019
"Some of Agatha Christie's quirks and witticism don't age that well (even for a film released in the '70s), but memorable performances and great direction help elevate this film to an enjoyable, if contrived whodunit."