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Cinema Addict - 2040 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
79 58% Apostle (2018) - Oct 18, 2018
"A bizarre hodgepodge of Lovecraftian Wicker Man torture-porn. Certainly unique and gripping, but a little too unfocused. Also it's painfully clear that there isn't much depth that went into the world-building. And that's the ultimate letdown, because the first act hinted at such an elaborate richness lurking under what at first glance looks to be a poor man's The Witch. In the end, the oncoming climax feels rushed and non-sensical, as if the slow-burn beginning sapped all their production funds."
61 10% The Blackcoat's Daughter (2016) - Oct 16, 2018
"Idle Hands remastered, but serious. And artsy. And more like the Babadook, but, unlike the Babadook, it's recycled garbage. "
88 91% Dearest Sister: Nong Hak (2016) - Oct 13, 2018
"A brutal deglamorization of the communitarian ideal. Shows too well, how traditionalist, family-focused cultures create insular ecosystems of ever-escalating cruelties. All because the trappings of tradition hide a material selfishness and, of course, the omnipresent desire for money. This is a wonderfully-effective re-envisioning of family bonds as snares and of mysticism as nothing more than another route for cupidity. Well acted, well shot, well executed. A must see!"
76 41% Mandy (2018) - Oct 11, 2018
"Can we stop with the 80s retro nostalgia? Please, professional movie critics, stop raving about every movie with overwhelming synths and vaporware color schemes. Yeah, the cinematography here is great and there's a certain sense of weirdness that's charming, but good god the self-aware pastiche of Hellraiser, Evil Dead, Texas Chainsaw Massacre and the literal corpus of Dario Argento's work is not novel, it's not clever, and it does little but pander to the Stranger Things fad."
76 41% Jonah from Tonga (2014) - Sep 25, 2018
74 35% Room 104 (2017) - Sep 25, 2018
76 41% Jennifer's Body (2009) - Sep 21, 2018
86 88% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Sep 18, 2018
"A less boring Coen brothers, a less cartoonish Snatch, a less depressing Before the Devil Knows You're Dead. It's a solid film with a cavalcade of impressive influences that breaks little new ground but keeps one's attention and makes a slew of good points along the way."
69 22% Blind Sun (2016) - Sep 11, 2018
"Pretty cinematography does little to ameliorate this Camus-heavy art piece that panders to the high art crowd with a cavalcade of winks and nudges. A retelling of The Stranger with the same eye-rollingly confident air of superiority. It's got everything Camus loved--casual sex, irrational main characters, vestiges of Imperial powers in exotic locales and, of course, pointless violence. This is trash, but hey if you like Camus, this is your kind of trash. "
69 22% The Veil (2016) - Sep 09, 2018