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Cinema Addict - 1701 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 39% Hated: G.G. Allin and the Murder Junkies (1994) - May 16, 2019
"The audio commentary with Dino and Merle is essential."
70 39% Carnage (2011) - May 01, 2019
"I feel like there's something wrong with me for enjoying this as much as I did."
80 64% Perfect Sense (2011) - Apr 27, 2019
"Maybe a little too obvious in its romance-as-apocalypse metaphors, but the emotional tone was pretty much spot-on for me, helped of course by Richter's overwhelming score."
80 64% Avengers: Endgame (2019) - Apr 27, 2019
"My reaction to the Girl Power Momentâ„¢ just about summed up my reaction overall: "This is unbelievably stupid and I love it." Much better than Infinity War, and it manages to ride the fine line between inevitability and predictability while still remaining about as tense as the ludicrous context will allow."
60 20% Ponyo (2008) - Apr 24, 2019
"Awkwardly structured, all of the plot seems to be in the third act, and at times feels like it's been chopped out arbitrarily (at certain points I was wondering if my Blu-ray had accidentally skipped a chapter). I'm also finding it more difficult as I get older to watch any anime other than Akira; I know it's impossible to draw enough frames to make it look smooth, but the juddery movement just hurts my eyes."
90 86% Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) - Apr 06, 2019
"The moments of quiet observation, the taxi ride; an extremely sensual and present film. Cleo is irritating at first, until her assistant's inner monologue indicates the film's self-awareness, and then she takes off that stupid wig and everything is basically perfect from then on."
80 64% Himizu (2011) - Apr 01, 2019
"Maybe a little too obvious in its analogies and dream-before-dying logic, and way too much yelling, but that seems to come with the Sono territory. The dude has a tone, and he hits it relentlessly, and it just works for me, and holy shit Fumi Nakaidou."
80 64% Four Eyed Monsters (2005) - Mar 27, 2019
"Visually-aesthetically like having acid dripped on your eyes for 70 minutes (they had to put an ugly filter on the DV cam footage so you'd know the difference), but I found myself pulled along by its rhythms. It's really well cut, and I think I'm even more impressed with the film overall that they were able to provoke any kind of positive emotional response from such asinine characters and low production values, simply through the art of film editing. Now I feel like watching Inland Empire."
70 39% The Woman in the Fifth (2011) - Mar 19, 2019
"Kinda lost me once the plot twists started piling up, but I really dug it as an offbeat, elegant romance. I don't even really care what actually happened in the plot (it's pretty incomprehensible), I just liked Hawke's weird chemistry with the two women."
80 64% Mad Dog Time (1996) - Mar 18, 2019
"For most of the run-time my brain was a sine wave alternating between "this movie is a stupid piece of shit" and "this is a work of mad, uncompromising genius". There's no plot, no stakes, no protagonist; it's really just a series of tension-building sequences, with a lot of debt owed to Leone, and yet it works...? I think? I think Nick Falco is a self-aware joke? All I know is I really feel like watching Miller's Crossing right now."