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Cinema Addict - 1732 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% The Witch (2016) - Nov 02, 2019
"Liked it for the most part but it's one of those movies that piles so many misfortunate occurrences one on top of another that I started to find it funny. I know it gets accused of being without plot but personally I could have done with more gradual dread-building and less absurdly tragic incidents."
40 6% Snatch (2000) - Oct 26, 2019
"Guy Ritchie just makes boring movies. Can't pace a scene to save his life. I should rate this higher than Lock Stock because of Pitt being entertaining but honestly he doesn't elevate it that much."
70 39% The East (2013) - Oct 20, 2019
"A couple of bad scenes and plot contrivances mar an otherwise decent thriller."
60 20% Gemini Man (2019) - Oct 11, 2019
"Pretty goofy, but there's some decent action sequences scattered throughout, and MEW is more likeable than I was expecting. Should have gone out of my way to see the high frame-rate 3D but what are you gonna do."
70 39% Dragons Forever (1988) - Oct 07, 2019
"Very similar to Wheels on Meals: the farcical romantic subplots are pretty hard to take, but the fighting is worth it. The face-off between Benny and Jackie isn't as spectacular, but it's still pretty extraordinary in its own right."
70 39% Joker (2019) - Oct 05, 2019
"Went into this ready to hate, and the first ten minutes or so were very hateable, but it settles into a rhythm pretty quickly, and I eventually found it compelling. I feel like a lot of it is down to Phoenix, no surprises."
80 65% A Short Film About Killing (1988) - Oct 03, 2019
"I guess I now know the origin of Mamoru Oshii's late-period style. Felt like I was being lectured to in the second half, but otherwise very good."
70 39% Broken Arrow (1996) - Sep 23, 2019
"Surprisingly lame gunplay and stunts, and Slater just seems kinda confused the whole time, but Woo commits to Yost's fun, ridiculous script full of absurd people played by grizzled character actors, so I had a pretty good time."
80 65% Under the Silver Lake (2018) - Sep 22, 2019
"I dunno, I mean...if you're shooting for Pynchon and Lynch you're really shooting for the stars, so I don't begrudge some of the failures here because the guy really goes for it and how can you not respect that. (He's definitely read Gravity's Rainbow a couple of times.) I mean, there's like half an hour AFTER the Jeremy Bobb scene somehow? Good lord."
70 39% O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) - Sep 21, 2019
"Third act is not amazing, and that digital colour-correction looks like pure ass. But damn that dialogue's good."