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Cinema Addict - 1624 Film Ratings

Member Since: Oct 2, 2010

Location: Australia

Gender: Male

Bio: I originally started rating movies on IMDb, so my default rating scale is 1-10 with only whole numbers, and I don't understand why anyone would need more than that. (I didn't realise that Criticker's system doesn't require a 0-100 scale until it was too late.)

I don't go to the movies much, most of my watching is DVDs from a disc-mailing service that I specifically chose to watch because they looked interesting, and as a consequence my ratings tend to skew pretty high. It probably gives a bad representation of my taste (and it completely fucks up my tiers; 90 is tier 9, 80 is tier 6, and 70 is tier 4? What the hell?), but hey, it's not like I'm a professional critic being paid to keep up with new releases. (Though I'm considering adding my ratings for the movies I've watched through MST3K. I'm sure that'd balance it out a bit.) Also, some of my 10/10 ratings are from a while ago and probably need to be re-appraised. Anyway, I basically use this and Flixster to remind myself later which movies I liked and why. It's not like anybody else should give a shit.
more Recent Ratings
70 38% Nosferatu (1922) - Jun 17, 2018
"Some pretty great sequences and images that you're probably better off watching on Youtube. The pace is narcoleptic, and it contains some pretty egregious padding (someone please explain to me why Knock is in more than one scene). The version I watched held most of the intertitles so long that I was able to read them more than three times, and I'm a slow reader."
80 63% A Ghost Story (2017) - Jun 16, 2018
"A few annoying aspects, and I'm no Rooney Mara fan (for some reason it really bugged me that I could immediately tell she'd never binge-eaten before) but it works as a whole piece and is often transcendentally beautiful."
100 97% Z (1969) - Jun 07, 2018
"God damn, what a plot. Such deft pacing, such fluid juggling of so many characters and story beats. And then the fake-out happy ending. Perfect. I had a blast watching this. The fight in the back of the three-wheeled truck is genuinely one of the most thrilling action scenes I've seen in a good while."
80 63% Marathon Man (1976) - Jun 05, 2018
"Entertainingly silly. I'm starting to think I don't like Dustin Hoffman, but he's in some pretty good movies."
90 85% All the President's Men (1976) - Jun 04, 2018
"Funny how these true stories don't have endings. I mean, for obvious reasons, but still. Would love to see a David Simon-produced TV show about this, which would expand to include all the people in the investigation, not just the self-glorifying journalists. Pretty good movie though!"
60 20% Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) - Jun 02, 2018
"Some of the action sequences are pretty good, but it just goes on and on and on in the third act. Like shut up, I don't care about any of this. Snarky lines: I'm sure the cast is great, I would have loved to have seen their faces. I'm so glad they made a $300 million movie correcting George Lucas's mis-use of the word "parsec". And so forth."
70 38% A Quiet Place (2018) - May 19, 2018
"Really good sequences of tension and action marred by cheap "scares" (ugh those raccoons), a morosely self-serious tone and eyebrow overacting (Jupe is really bad), and a ridiculous premise (the concept of the monsters falls apart if you scrutinise it for more than five seconds). Suspension of disbelief is pretty crucial here, for many aspects, but thankfully the action works regardless. Top-notch stuff."
70 38% Matador (1986) - May 13, 2018
"The plot gradually loses steam as it goes along and ends up pretty stupid by the third act. Still, a weaker Almodovar movie is still an Almodovar movie, never less than entertaining, and my enjoyment was enhanced by the jaw-dropping beauty of Assumpta Serna's face (despite her character arc going in a disappointing direction). Seriously, I had to rewind and take screenshots of the scene in the theatre."
70 38% The Other Side of Hope (2017) - May 12, 2018
"A little too didactic, a little too unsatisfying. Maybe a little too emotionally reserved for the subject matter, despite being significantly more action-packed than the last Kaurismaki I saw. But, in the end, an enjoyable experience, helped along by some cheesy but effective comedy and some lovely compositions."
60 20% Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (2012) - May 07, 2018
"I liked Regeneration because of the unique way it morphed from a generic action movie to a weird psychological nightmare. This one starts and ends as weird psychological nightmare and it starts to wear thin after a while. I see what they're going for but Hyams and Adkins (not to mention the extras and production designers) just don't have the chops to pull it off convincingly. I found Arlovski's character more compelling than Adkins's, and he had zero dialogue."