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closedmouth

Cinema Addict - 1793 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
80 65% The Pilgrim (1923) - Jul 30, 2020
"This one really made me laugh, Charles finally making a short on the level of Buster. Lots of clever, intricate character gags (like the stolen bottle of whisky breaking and neither character willing to acknowledge it was his) combined with broadly hilarious silliness (the whole hat-cake bit had me in stitches for five minutes straight). And really, it’s just an inherently funny scenario, which Chaplin capitalises on in every way."
50 11% Shoulder Arms (1918) - Jul 30, 2020
"Not funny or clever, and should have ended after the first reel, but I have to admit he got me with the ending. Kinda reminds me of the old “joke’s on them I was only pretending” comic."
90 86% Phoenix (2014) - Jul 30, 2020
"The most devastating note. "
60 20% A Dog's Life (1918) - Jul 26, 2020
70 40% The Color Wheel (2011) - Jul 25, 2020
"Really funny. Surprised to see Altman hasn’t really done anything significant since, she’s hilarious and beautiful."
80 65% Kill List (2011) - Jul 22, 2020
"I wish I was the kind of cool film buff that could roll with that third act without finding it all just a little bit goofy (the awkward, uncomfortable extras wearing silly straw hats inspired very little anxiety in me apart from second-hand embarrassment). As it is, loved the pacing, loved the Lynchian wildly fluctuating tone and Kitano-esque method of shooting violent acts like comedy punchlines, and on paper it's great. Just felt like the reach of the ideas exceeded the grasp of the budget."
80 65% Le Cercle rouge (1970) - Jun 24, 2020
"Pretty great for the most part, kinda just fades away in the third act. Terrible ending."
80 65% Dylda (2019) - Jun 09, 2020
"Don't fall in love with the straight girl."
80 65% Peeping Tom (1960) - Jun 07, 2020
""I was born here," he says, through a thick German accent."
90 86% The Fall (2019) - Jun 07, 2020