Cinema Addict - 1862 Film Ratings
Member Since: Nov 9, 2013
Location: London, UK
Bio: Film Critic, Author, Dream-Weaver, Visionary, plus actor.
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|82 62%||The Artifice Girl (2022) - Jun 01, 2023
"You can appreciate the visual restraint in the storytelling considering the subject, although when Jaron Lanier said we should stop mythologizing AI, I think this is exactly what he was getting at. It's sweet and low key, and in the end at least this one doesn't feed into the tired old apocalyptic wish fulfillment fantasies."
|84 70%||John Wick: Chapter 4 (2023) - May 29, 2023
"We cannot avoid learning from the summation of all four episodes not in style over substance, but that style is substance! ("...such is life")"
|87 85%||Utopia (2013) - May 29, 2023
"Watching this for the first time Post-Covid lockdown is such a strange and bleak treat. Play "Tick The Conspiracy" that kinda happened episode by episode (and don't be tempted by the American remake). Just Fantastic!"
|86 82%||Dead Ringers (2023) - May 17, 2023
"Turns out: each generation needs its own Dead Ringers! Being such a fan of the Cronenberg, I needn't have approached this series with such 'remake anxiety' and its far less problematic with Weisz as the lead(s)."
|81 59%||Dungeons & Dragons: Honor Among Thieves (2023) - May 08, 2023
"Why was this released in spring? Should have waited till the winter season as it has all the hallmarks of a thoroughly entertaining classic Christmas Panto!"
|70 29%||Star Trek: Picard (2020) - Apr 23, 2023
"Almost escapes the gravitational force of its mawkish self-referentiality, but fails as it is caught between attempting to pay homage to the original and wishing to strike new ground...or have I just forgotten how naff the original was? S1&2 is tonally very different to S3 which at least attempts a fitting yet all-too-predictable end to the original saga"
|79 48%||Cocaine Bear (2023) - Apr 16, 2023
"Never has the words "based on a true story" been written with such entertaining hilarity. Actual story: bear did cocaine, 45mins later...bear died of cocaine overdose!"
|82 62%||Something in the Dirt (2022) - Apr 15, 2023
"The slow unveiling of self-conscious irony as it progressed meant that each pseudo-documentary 'reveal' deconstructed and undermined the narrative until there was intentionally nothing left. The result felt jaded and bleak - like a more sophisticated version of the 'it was all just a dream' cliché rather than a modern Foucault's Pendulum."
|87 85%||Santa Clarita Diet (2017) - Apr 15, 2023
"Screwball comedy that does something interestingly gendered with the metaphor of zombie cravings as unrepressed suburban sexual appetites. Drew Barrymore is (of course) great, and as a whole its loads of fun (S1-3)."
|65 22%||The Lost King (2022) - Apr 11, 2023
"Woman wants to dig a hole, lots of men are against it, digs a hole anyway, the end."