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amazedemon

Celluloid Junkie - 3121 Film Ratings

Member Since: Aug 18, 2014

Location: UK

Bio: "It's not what a movie is about, it's how it is about it." - Roger Ebert

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more Recent Ratings
61 25% Cryptozoo (2021) - Jan 25, 2022
"Cryptozoo captures an authentic 70's pulp vibe but not in a good way. Psychedelic colours, spinning frames, hippies vs. the military would have all been fine aspects had the dialogue not been tryingly delivered in a whining monotone & all the characters aggressively unlikable. The insufferable saviours are on par with the autocratic warmongers, and given the ending that probably was Shaw's point, but is undermined by the chaos wrought. The music is fine, the animation perhaps an acquired taste."
64 50% Death of a Telemarketer (2020) - Jan 25, 2022
"Morris has enough charm (and a large enough repertoire of accented characters) to lead Death of a Telemarketer, but even at 90 minutes the film still drags by the end due to too many expositional speeches. Haley and Osment provide a good antagonist dynamic, blending unhinged and righteous (from a certain point of view). The film thematically dials into consequence and redemption, but the ending leaves them both unfulfilled. A few good moments, the film looks and feels rushed."
66 69% A Sunburnt Christmas (2020) - Jan 24, 2022
"A Sunburnt Christmas delivers the seasonal music, family, cheer and crime, minus the the snow. The film works simply thanks to solid dialogue and good performances, despite some contrived situations. There are some darker moments, some slapstick (mainly during the climax), and some cheesy bits, though they all don't flow seamlessly. Funny and entertaining, if a bit trivial. "
62 31% Tut (2015) - Jan 23, 2022
"Tut, aka Hairless and Heirless. Tut asks and answers the question: what if Game of thrones was shit. In all honesty this mini-series is not that bad, but the melodrama that steeps the dialogue, acting, music and editing really dampen the experience. The plot isn't too bad, with some genuinely interesting moments, but also equally as many inane ones. The most impressive aspect of the production is the costumes and set design, which brings Ancient Egypt to life and makes the series watchable."
54 9% That Awkward Moment (2014) - Jan 22, 2022
"That Awkward Moment is a film in which good things happen to idiotic characters merely because the writers say so. The film is poorly written with mediocre performances and an inane plot. Efron and Poots are tolerable but not entirely believable, while Teller is the opposite."
67 74% La belle époque (2019) - Jan 21, 2022
"I think I was expecting a bit more surrealism or fantasy with La Belle Époque, but the film remains solid a dramedy with a mostly well-executed concept. The production aspects of the fantasies are interesting but not indulged; instead the film focuses on the messiness of relationships. Auteuil is good, but it's Tillier who steals her scenes. The ending is a little too conventional, and the meta-nature of the plot doesn't really have anything to say about manipulating the lives of others. "
62 31% Un plan parfait (2012) - Jan 19, 2022
"I liked both Kruger and Boon, but the plot of A Perfect Plan relies too heavily on Kruger's character wanting to get the divorce via deception stretching the premise beyond believability. The film is fairly predicable, but there are several cute moments that you'd expect from a RomCom. The country hopping is fun, while the narration framework is a mixed bag, but ultimately the film doesn't deliver on the potential of the premise."
59 18% Klovn: The Movie (2010) - Jan 18, 2022
"I'm not entirely sure what I watched; or rather I'm dubious as to why it is comedy. Klown is like Jackass (or more specifically Bad Gramdpa) without the slapstick meets Harold & Kumar (if we're viewing it through established American-centric franchises). If the British find cringe through awkwardness, the Danes find it through obscenity. There are amusing moments, but the plot and character seem to revolve around assholery that becomes unjustifiable the moment you think about it."
66 69% Last Night in Soho (2021) - Jan 18, 2022
"Last Night in Soho benefits from Wright's propensity for colour, detail & motion to elevate a routine mystery-horror, but his aggressive use of music dominates each scene to the point where the plot & characters feel auxiliary. Rigg was great. Taylor-Joy gave a good physical performance. McKenzie's meek protagonist comes across as shallow. Ajao's gimped nice-guy act was amusing, whether intentional or not. The film is enjoyable while following where Wright leads, but not particularly deep."
60 21% The King's Daughter (2022) - Jan 17, 2022
"The King's Daughter misses the charm that makes other fantasy adaptations (i.e. Stardust) work. The title gives away a plot twist that the film tries to develop as the 1st act. What remains is an idiosyncratic period piece with flawed casting (even if the performances are decent), that has mermaids to seemingly justify the Chinese money that the producers evidently took. I haven't read the novel, but nevertheless this stands on its own as a poor film that is neither entertaining nor interesting."