Movie Buff - 130 Film Ratings
Member Since: Oct 7, 2018
|95 99%||Moonlight (2016) - Feb 12, 2019
"Barry Jenkins tells a coming-of-age story, a romance, and a sociopolitical commentary all in one, and with subtlety, masterful lighting, and great use of storytelling structure, keeps the viewer equally impressed and emotionally engaged."
|38 7%||Pacific Rim Uprising (2018) - Feb 12, 2019
"Pacific Rim was never a cinematic treasure, but Uprising takes whatever gold was there and squanders it. There is some visual appeal and entertaining larger-than-life showdowns, but there's no character whatsoever. Each conflict makes some contrived connection to the first. Calling it a pointless, soulless retelling of the first movie is the greatest compliment I can give it."
|64 40%||Captain America: The First Avenger (2011) - Feb 07, 2019
"Captain America attempts a modern vintage aesthetic with varying results. Its well-fleshed out characters make it dramatically effective. Its exciting fantasy action make up for the cartoonish villains. It's not the greatest installment in the MCU, but it's a good sign of what was to come."
|63 36%||Pacific Rim (2013) - Feb 07, 2019
"Certainly style over substance and doesn't intend to go beyond surface level. However, with a wicked sense of humor and great direction, Pacific Rim ends up being a popcorn movie blast."
|57 23%||The Equalizer 2 (2018) - Feb 03, 2019
"This one's heart is in the right place, and Antoine Fuqua can keep the tension high like no one else, but The Equalizer 2 feels overlong and ever-so-didactic in comparison to its predecessor."
|80 74%||Sorry to Bother You (2018) - Feb 03, 2019
"Sorry To Bother You takes a scattershot approach to storytelling, which sometimes works and sometimes doesn't. Nevertheless, with a stellar cast at his disposal, Boots Riley has crafted a powerful (and entertaining!) statement against capitalism with shocking imagery and engaging twists."
|67 46%||Thor (2011) - Feb 02, 2019
"Tom Hiddleston is the true star of this show, subtly mastering his role as the God of Mischief. It has a bit of trouble at the start, with a trite script and some melodrama. Magnificent set design and well-directed action sequences top this off as a good, not great installment in the MCU."
|55 21%||Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2012) - Jan 31, 2019
"With a cast like this, it should be better. The chain of events this film leads down could have been wild. I mean, it does everything right. It has a nice sense of humor and its heartwarming enough, but the delivery is so bland. Everything from the conflict to the dialogue feels so contrived, like we're not even watching humans. It ends up falling flat as a whole."
|84 86%||The Big Lebowski (1998) - Jan 29, 2019
"Coens, Kings of Absurdism. Goodman and Bridges have wonderful chemistry and it's so great to see them on screen together. It's a chaotic film, and some scenes feel out of place, but the pacing is so well-handled, that it revels in its own ludicrousness. Still, it manages to master the same character and plot developments as any other movie."
|71 55%||Iron Man 2 (2010) - Jan 28, 2019
"A scattered plot and a goofy antagonist line is boosted by Tony Stark's interesting character development and an intriguing look at fame/self-destruction."