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Cinema Addict - 1643 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
50 11% BlacKkKlansman (2018) - Aug 18, 2018
"About as broad, blunt, and poorly-paced as I was expecting, but the unforgivable sin is Lee burying the lede by not focusing on the phone conversations. There's a crazy thrill to watching Washington spouting Klan-speak to David Duke and there could have been a cool, tense procedural about him smooth-talking his way into their trust. Instead it's just generic movie cops with the self-indulgent bloat and melodrama of Spike Lee, typically awful Terence Blanchard score included."
80 63% Touching the Void (2003) - Aug 13, 2018
"Richard you stupid bastard."
100 97% Out 1, noli me tangere (1971) - Aug 12, 2018
"It's just immensely satisfying, watching all these threads slowly converge, and I'm a huge sucker for a powerful unseen character pulling all the strings. The electric charge you get when Thomas suddenly, off-handedly mentions Lilli; when you see Colin walk into the background of another plot; when you're wondering, who was that who handed him the note? Some TV show producers need to watch and take notes (minus the patience-testing acting exercises, bien sûr). I think David Lynch probably did."
60 20% Split (2017) - Aug 09, 2018
"Dug the slow pace, Shyamalan moves his camera well, and the exposition-as-plot actually works up to a point, but the spell gets broken pretty thoroughly in the third act. The goal of the antagonist remains nebulous and internal, the action that's been hyped up through the whole movie is underwhelming, and the wet fart of an ending leaves too many threads dangling for a gratuitous lead-in to a sequel. The penultimate line of dialogue is one of Shyamalan's worst, and that's saying a lot."
70 38% Napoleon Dynamite (2004) - Aug 07, 2018
"I'm still laughing at "Do the chickens have large talons?" I don't know why, every time I think of those words I can't stop laughing."
80 63% Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2018) - Aug 04, 2018
"The Lane extraction is a masterpiece. And the fight choreography in these movies, holy shit. It's just too bad Ferguson had to go and get knocked up so we don't get to see her kick as much ass as she did in Rogue Nation. She's still amazing, though."
70 38% Premium Rush (2012) - Jul 31, 2018
"I think if you go into this knowing it's dumb, silly fun you'll have a better time. I even liked the ending that everyone else is complaining about,"
50 11% The Grey Zone (2001) - Jul 30, 2018
"INT. AUSCHWITZ. We open on the face of David Arquette. Some sections work cinematically, but this should have stayed on the stage, or at least the awkwardly theatrical dialogue should have been re-written."
50 11% Jude (1996) - Jul 23, 2018
"One has to assume that Jude the character is much more interesting on the page, because there's not a whole lot to grab on to as depicted here. Probably doesn't help that I'm not the biggest Christopher Eccleston fan."
70 38% Vanishing Point (1971) - Jul 16, 2018
"Some really great sequences slightly outweigh some truly dire ones. Probably the most American movie I've ever seen."