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Cinema Addict - 2432 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 7, 2007

Location: USA

Bio: My film rating scale: if it's over 80--it's a damned good movie; if it's between 80-70 it's either notably flawed or one of those 'different strokes for different folks' movies; if it's between 70-60 it's still enjoyable and/or has some artistic merit; if it's below 50 it's inexcusable, utter crap.
more Recent Ratings
69 22% Toast of London (2012) - Dec 03, 2020
76 41% His House (2020) - Nov 29, 2020
"Its main drawback is its simplistic, often-naive narrative that has a dryly academic reading of warzone refugees. The end-product is superficially authentic but without any real understanding of the refugee experience. While well-intentioned, the writing reeks of a Western liberal exploiting newspaper snippets of real, lived experiences to make a tritely orthodox political point. Ultimately a watchable but frustrating waste of potential that short-changes the leads' excellent performances."
78 51% People Just Do Nothing (2014) - Nov 29, 2020
85 86% Gonjiam: Haunted Asylum (2018) - Nov 27, 2020
"Basically everything Session 9 was hyped to be. And unlike the ultimately disappointing (read, tame) exposition in Session 9, Gonjiam improved on every aspect and picked up a whole lot of influences along the way. That said, it'd be a mistake to call this derivative when it improved upon so many of the set-pieces beyond their (often clumsy) original versions. No, this isn't some high-brow, arthouse film, but it's a legitimately terrifying horror flick set in a dimly-lit derelict compound. "
77 46% The Queen's Gambit (2020) - Nov 26, 2020
75 37% The Devil All the Time (2020) - Nov 16, 2020
75 37% Truth Seekers (2020) - Nov 15, 2020
67 17% First Cow (2020) - Nov 11, 2020
"You know those historical villages with volunteer actors doing reenactments? This film is what would happen if they decided to make a movie by consensus. So you get 10min of foraging, 10min of fishing, 10min of cleaning--it's unbearably tedious. There is almost no plot. The characters are weirdly lifeless and wholesomely cheesy. The cinematography somehow makes the natural beauty of Oregon seem like a 90s home movie with among the worst sound production I've witnessed in a professional film. "
82 76% The Dirties (2013) - Nov 09, 2020
77 46% Le daim (2019) - Nov 07, 2020
"Dupieux has clearly improved his craft. Gone are the masturbatory monologues about absurdity and the constant eye-rollingly lame fourth-wall-breaks. Instead, you have much of the same thematics whirring quietly under the hood. There's so much subtlety and even humility and it really makes for a very watchable piece of absurdism. It isn't particularly groundbreaking, but it's a legitimately engaging watch. And you gotta respect how he does what he does."