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CosmicMonkey

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Cinema Addict - 1238 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 5, 2009

Location: Montreal, Canada

Age: 30

Bio: Hi! I like movies. I also like things that aren't movies. Like Cupcakes. and Corgies.

I don't review short films.

For increased precision and accuracy, I'm only ranking films I've seen since around early 2007.

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more Recent Ratings

58 14% High School Musical (2006) - Dec 01, 2022
"Not offensively terrible, but there's really nothing good about it either. I struggle to understand why this was so popular."
75 49% The Queen's Gambit (2020) - Nov 16, 2022
"Basically the formulaic underdog sports story with the twist of it being about a woman chess player, but it does the formula pretty well. Great Production Design. Jolene's "Magic Black Woman" character makes this feel like a movie from the 80s and in a bad way."
80 67% Dear White People (2017) - Oct 17, 2022
"Intersectionality: The Show. Probably the most important piece of Netflix Original Programming ever made. It deals with loads of important topics (Race, gender, class etc.) with a level of nuance and depth that I've never seen any other film or show match. My biggest gripe however, is that the show approaches these topics with such a high academic level of English that it becomes inaccessible to many of the people who would benefit most from hearing what the show has to say."
85 85% Better Call Saul (2015) - Oct 17, 2022
"(S1-5) Criminally under-rated, and superior to the show's it's based on. Like Breaking Bad, it's an in-depth character study about a morally complex character, except in this case, not only is Jimmy McGill a far more entertaining character to watch than Walter White was, but the show itself poses more intelligent, deeper and more meaningful questions about ethics and morality than Breaking Bad was ever able to muster."
75 49% Stranger Things (2016) - Oct 17, 2022
"(S1-4) Pretty solid first season, but there's been a noticeable decline in quality every season since then. Relies too much on 80s nostalgia and dramatic setpieces and not enough on character development and investing in the set-up and pay-off of long-term story arcs."
78 58% Our Great National Parks (2022) - Oct 11, 2022
"Basically Planet Earth, but each episode focuses on a specific National Park."
80 67% Babylon 5: In the Beginning (1998) - Jul 11, 2022
"Feels like an episode of the series, and honestly, would've worked great as a 2-part opener to Season 5. The only B5 film that's a must-watch, as the rest mostly just serve to set up the failed spin-off. The appropriate place to watch this is between Seasons 4 and 5."
83 77% Star Trek: Strange New Worlds (2022) - Jul 10, 2022
"(S1) It's safe to say this blew my expectations clear out of the water. Only one season in, and it's already making a strong case for the best Trek show ever. From the colourful, likable cast of characters played by a charismatic ensemble to the well-paced tighty-plotted Science Fiction storytelling, SNW is the modern high-budget Trek show that I never knew I wanted."
83 77% Babylon 5 (1994) - Jun 07, 2022
"Ahead of its time in more ways than one. The civil war storyline almost fells purposely written as direct commentary on Trump. The serialized format can sag between long stretches of episodes where not much happens, but when B5 is good, it's really good. Season 4 ranks among my Top 10 favourite seasons of any serialized drama. Excited for the upcoming reboot. If ever there was a show that deserved a higher budget, it was this one."