Cinema Addict - 1114 Film Ratings
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|50 16%||The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) - Oct 29, 2018
"Right from the start of Sacred Deer, I thought "hmm, this could be something very interesting." Then, as the plot progressed, I started thinking "hmm, this could be something very interesting." In the final seconds of the third act, I was thinking with a misplaced sense of hope "hmm, this could be something very interesting." As the credits were rolling, I thought "hmm, this was a waste of time.""
|80 85%||Rabot (2017) - Oct 15, 2018
"A beautifully shot, highly sensitive, and emotionally stirring documentary. You could argue that this movie is "about" dozens of things – poverty, solidarity, racism, prejudice and old age, to name just a few – but the most impressive is that Vandekerckhove sees all these stories in a single location and expertly documents them for the rest of us to see. She doesn't tell us what to feel, or spin a story that isn't there. She simply weaves and weaves until a wonderfully detailed portrait emer"
|40 7%||Suspiria (2018) - Nov 19, 2018
"Suspiria deflates all mystery by immediately telling the audience what's happening, and the rest of the movie is spent crafting far-fetched metaphors instead of building tension. This makes the climax an unsatisfying, masturbatory mess, exciting only because it notifies the audience that the end is near. Thom Yorke's music is out of place, especially in the final scene. This is a self-serious, faux-artsy take on a ridiculous horror film, and I just fail to see what so many others see in it."
|75 73%||The Party (2017) - Sep 28, 2018
"A ridiculous, pulpy, post-Hitchcockian dark comedy that has to much fun with itself that I found myself getting swept up in the drama between its mostly cynical and mostly pathetic characters. I'm not sure how "smart" it really is, but it's definitely not dumb, and it's beautifully shot. The characters – although far from realistic – add double the color of what the cinematography left out."
|80 85%||The Revenant (2015) - Jan 25, 2016
"All obvious remarks about the ingenuity of the filmmaking aside, this movie did something that I loved seeing, and that's dig into the nature of conflict. The movie portrays conflict as a central and unavoidable characteristic of life on earth, and does this without ever coming off as pessimistic or nihilist (looking at you, Tarantino). The incredible eye for beauty, both in visuals and in humans, is what makes this movie so watchable and strangely inspiriting, as draining of a watch as it is."
|80 85%||Paddington 2 (2017) - Mar 18, 2019
"Paddington 2 is a fluffy, inoffensive and wholesome little movie. And I really don't have much to say about it, other than that I really enjoyed it. The primary color palette is beautiful, and surprisingly detailed. A few sequences are especially memorable, including a paper journey through London and a brilliant scene involving Mad-Eye and marmelade. Recommended to anyone with a beating heart, and especially to those who feel that the world is a tad too confusing at the moment."
|25 1%||Climax (2018) - Nov 11, 2018
"Climax achieves in 95 minutes what took Enter the Void over 2,5 hours: make a movie that feels like it's over 2,5 hours long. Some of the choices made by Noé are very strange. For example, the music could've been much louder, shittier and more repetitive. The camera didn't do nearly enough flips. The amount of tracking shots is also very disappointing. Moreover, why is only half of this movie's runtime filled with people screaming in agony? Really seems like Noé is getting soft on us."
|50 16%||Annihilation (2018) - Apr 30, 2018
"I hereby preliminarily nominate "it was a trick of the light!" as the dumbest movie line of 2018. Cast your votes now."