Movie Buff - 227 Film Ratings
Member Since: May 9, 2018
Bio: I like cartoons and horror films
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|36 12%||Carrie (2013) - Dec 07, 2018
"Like every other iteration of this story it shoots itself in the foot by spoiling its own twist. The pivotal moment would be so much more powerful if we hadn't been told it was coming beforehand. It also changes the climax to only effect the 'bad' people which is considerably uglier and more manipulative. Massacres shouldn't be cathartic."
|80 67%||Planet With (2018) - Dec 03, 2018|
|81 74%||Kemono Friends (2017) - Nov 13, 2018
"Way better than it has any right to be."
|67 36%||Channel Zero (2016) - Nov 05, 2018
"First season does a decent enough job adapting a cool short story that was fine the way it was. There isn't enough substance in the source material to support a full season of television and stretching it out to make one requires expanding on things that were scarier unexplained. First episode promises weirdness that isn't delivered on but there's some cool creepy imagery here and there. Just feels perfunctory overall."
|88 88%||The Haunting of Hill House (2018) - Oct 29, 2018
"Probably the best thing Flanagan's done. The serialised format is a great fit for his humanistic approach to horror, allowing him plenty of space to develop his characters to the point that I was fully invested in all of them by the end. Makes a hard swerve into overly sentimental territory in the final episode but it had built up enough good will by that point for me to go along with it. "
|80 67%||Hannibal (2013) - Oct 26, 2018
"Ridiculous melodramatic bullshit elevated by the sheer quality of its component parts. Acting, direction and especially art design are all top notch and manage to lure you into its weird baroque dreamworld of pretentious serial killers. Also it's insanely gory, I was continually surprised by how much they were able to get away with. "
|70 44%||Apostle (2018) - Oct 18, 2018
"Feels like a season of television condensed into a movie. Plot is painted in broad strokes and just about hangs together but feels like it's missing some necessary details to flesh it out. Characterisation especially suffers; the main character has about a page of dialogue over the course of the film (and it's a long film). Tone is weird too, morphs from subtly creepy period horror into a gory action film in the third act. Enjoyed it overall, just felt it was stretched a bit thin."
|62 29%||Europa Report (2013) - Oct 02, 2018|
|86 84%||Gatchaman Crowds (2013) - Sep 12, 2018
"Weird show. Part ridiculous anime take on Men in Black, part thoughtful meditation on human nature and the internet. Overall message is both cynical and optimistic at the same time but works well. Shoots itself in the foot with some bizarre structural choices in the final stretch but I still really enjoyed this. "
|60 26%||The Endless (2017) - Aug 29, 2018
"Weird fiction as metaphor for fraternal relationships. Comes together decently well in terms of its themes but lacks the emotional weight needed to really drive them home. Partly because it keeps undercutting itself with weak attempts at humour. Has to settle for 'interesting' rather than satisfying which is a shame since all the ingredients are there. EDIT: On closer inspection this appears to actually be some wanky meta bullshit."