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chemical404

Celluloid Junkie - 3430 Film Ratings

Member Since: Oct 21, 2008

Bio:
Rating system that I use:
0-10 - Hated these movies.
11-20 - Simply bad.
21-30 - Waste of time.
31-40 - Waste of time, but these films have their moment or two.
41-50 - Mediocre films that I consider to be slightly below average.
51-60 - Decent films that I consider to be slightly above average.
61-70 - Good films, but not very memorable.
71-80 - Very good movies that I liked and would recommend.
81-90 - Great films with some flaw.
91-100 - Exceptional, life-changing, desert island films.

No short review - very old ratings, that I'm not so sure about any more.
more Recent Ratings
53 44% Winter's Bone (2010) - Oct 29, 2019
"All I can say is leave all hope behind the door prepare to be depressed and/or bored. Kitchen sink drama by way of Redneckville, USA. I feel bad rating it so low, but have to be honest - it's just not for me. "
50 38% Juliet, Naked (2018) - Oct 29, 2019
"Enter keywords: Sundance, rom-com, Nick Hornby and you get Juliet, Naked. Aging hipsters finding love and all those things. It's like a comfort food - same old thing, but gives a warm and fuzzy feeling inside. Re-watched it, because it was sitting in hard drive, and I was in a mood for something completely harmless."
46 32% Triple Frontier (2019) - Oct 29, 2019
"Every time I watch Netflix production I want to go on a rant about how all of them find a way to suck. Take this movie. Starring Affleck and Isaac, directed by Chandor - ought to be decent, right? Wrong. It is like they use A-list talent to make B-movies (and not even the good kind of). I liked how the plot didn't focus on the heist, and evolved into adventure flick at some point, but the good things are far and between, Just a tired, straight-to-video fare. "
67 75% Sicario (2015) - Oct 29, 2019
"Great film-making: cinematography, score and the ambition of making something more than just a crime action movie, but the script is not so good. I'm actually re-watched this one after seeing Soldado, and I think this film is on whole different level thanks to the direction of Villeneuve. The moral conundrums of characters are actually believable and cinematography/score creates tension and grandness that actually sticks more than a plot itself."
52 42% The Gangster, the Cop, the Devil (2019) - Oct 19, 2019
"(I just saw that Sly somehow produced this film, lol) There is nothing like a good Korean action movie, but somehow this film doesn't live up to a great premise. The characters are perennial Korean cinema stereotypes of cop, gangster (Dong-seok Ma stuck in this role) and psycho-killer, I think the biggest flaw is the too-light or not-light-enough tone of the film. Forgettable, but I expect a remake coming sometime due to the catchy premise."
61 62% Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) - Oct 18, 2019
"I was a bit put off at first as I was expecting 'good guys' vs. 'bad guys' type of film, and I was thinking the movie is trying to pass POW torturing, civilian killing, children kidnapping Broling and US government as 'flawed heroes'. But as the movie progressed it picked up the pace and became an entertaining action thriller. No moral ambiguity, just bad guys versus bad guys."
55 47% The Hate U Give (2018) - Oct 16, 2019
"Black Lives Matter inspired YA book turned into YA movie. Teenagers are dealing with some serious shit these days. When I was 16, American Pie came out, and I don't think 'social issue' movies for teens even existed. It's not a bad film. The situations are uncertain, and it doesn't doesn't preach. So it definitely works as a discussion starter, which is primary function it serves. On the other hand, I found the plot generic, and this way to elicit emotions doesn't work for me."
53 44% Gonzo: The Life and Work of Dr. Hunter S. Thompson (2008) - Sep 27, 2019
"I consider Dr. Thompson one of my heroes (although the times when I really felt close to him are past), so I consciously ignored this documentary for a long time. I just knew I won't learn anything new from it, and honestly, I just wasn't interested in someone else's perspective on someone as chaotic as Hunter. Having watched it, I wasn't surprised. Competent, but grossly incomplete portrayal of this counter-culture icon. Recommended for newbies."
40 25% The Human Behavior Experiments (2006) - Aug 16, 2019
"So I have an interest in the subject and I am SICK AND TIRED of reading and hearing of the same few stories when the subject is breached. I mean Kitty story has been proved untrue probably as many times as it has been told, and it is being kept repeated in documentaries and movies as a fact. Overall, this documentary might serve as a captivating intro to the subject, but production values are poor (cheap TV production), and it has no depth."
64 69% Sisters (1973) - Aug 09, 2019
"I get how everyone seems to see Hitchcock, but as I was watching this weird psychological thriller I was thinking of Polanski. Now, I'm not putting De Palma in the same league as Polanski or Hitch. Sisters feels like a (good) student film - a lot experimentation, uneven tone, lack of directors own voice. And yet, despite the flaws, it feels fresh and daring. I have to say, I just discovered Margot Kidder with this film. "