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damil

Celluloid Junkie - 3296 Film Rankings

Member Since: Mar 22, 2011

Location: New Zealand

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50 T3 The Last House on the Left (1972) - May 22, 2018
"I'm surprised that Craven went on to make such commercial horror films. It’s definitely heavy on the exploitation, but has a strange dark sense of humour to it, also. The tone is truly all over the place. It’s not particularly graphic, but much like The Texas Chain Saw Massacre (1974), the raw, gritty way in which it’s presented makes it feel very real and disturbing. I thought the climax was pretty cool. I don’t know if I really liked it, but it was certainly an experience. "
60 T5 Deadpool 2 (2018) - May 20, 2018
"It was kinda just the same as the first one, but less funny and less interesting. There were some solid jokes in there but there were more that didn’t even make me smile. Reynolds is still fun, the supporting cast is fine & there are some really funny cameos, but I came out of it feeling pretty empty. They did attempt an emotional story, but it never really came through for me. Just throw it on the pile of disappointing sequels that didn’t (and perhaps couldn’t) live up to the hype."
65 T6 Isle of Dogs (2018) - May 14, 2018
"Well, this was cute. It was pretty much what I expected from a Wes Anderson animated movie. It wasn’t quite as funny as I expected - at least, not like The Grand Budapest Hotel, for example. But there were a few good laughs, and some nice emotional beats too. The animation was really cool - it still trips me out that those are real, physical things that they’re animating. Great cast, of course. I didn’t love it, and I don’t think it’s among Anderson’s finest work, but I enjoyed it."
75 T9 Molly's Game (2017) - May 11, 2018
"This was really solid. I really like Aaron Sorkin as a writer and it’s great to see him transition into directing and doing it so well. Although, I do kinda wish he and David Fincher had collaborated on this, like The Social Network (2010). Jessica Chastain was excellent, commanding the screen effortlessly. Idris Elba was reliably good, too. And yeah, it was a really interesting story and it was told very well. I totally recommend it."
45 T2 All the Boys Love Mandy Lane (2006) - May 10, 2018
"I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t really like it either. I seriously disliked the cinematography - it was flat and washed out and ugly. And there were all these pretentious ‘artsy’ shots, like unnecessary slow motion and mini montages - it was awful. I liked the big twist, even though I saw it coming all along. The story and how it all came together didn’t make much sense though. The dialogue was pretty terrible, and I didn’t really care for any of the performances."
65 T6 All the Money in the World (2017) - May 08, 2018
"I think this will always be remembered more for the real world controversy with Kevin Spacey than the actual film itself. Which is too bad, really, because it’s a pretty decent movie. I don’t know if Spacey would’ve been better in the role, but Plummer was good. As was Michelle Williams. I’d never heard the full story about the true events that inspired the film, so that was pretty interesting. What a sad man Getty was. It was a well-shot film, and I’d say it’s worth a watch."
55 T4 The Breaker Upperers (2018) - May 07, 2018
"This was fun. The concept is decent and they went some cool, interesting and funny places with it, but overall, I thought the script needed work. There were portions that weren’t very good and it brought down the movie. The cast was very likable, and there were some fun cameos from several actors and comedians I like. James Rolleston was probably the funniest. I had some laughs, but the film was largely inconsequential. Still, I love seeing New Zealand comedy flourishing like this."
70 T7 Last Flag Flying (2017) - May 02, 2018
"Linklater has such a knack for providing wonderful and thoughtful looks at humanity. I really enjoyed the cast and the chemistry between the three leads was palpable and delightful. The story was nice and thought-provoking and I was enjoying the messages being put forth. However, they kind of made an abrupt (at least to me) turn at the end and I didn’t like what they were saying, which left a bit of a bitter taste in my mouth. Still, I enjoyed it."
30 T1 Fifty Shades Freed (2018) - Apr 30, 2018
"It’s not like I was expecting to like this movie after really not liking the previous ones, but yeah, this was pretty bad. I hate these movies’ lack of plot, but man, when they tried to inject a plot into this one, it was pathetic and embarrassing. The performances sucked. Still no chemistry between the leads. The ending was disappointing, but not unexpected. They could’ve saved the franchise a little bit, but no, they went with that ending. I’m glad it’s over."
50 T3 Insidious: The Last Key (2018) - Apr 27, 2018
"I can’t say this one did too much for me. I think it’s really cool that Lin Shaye, a woman in her 70s, has become the star of the franchise, but I don’t find her character all that compelling. The story of this one isn’t all that interesting, either. There were a couple of decent frights, but nothing truly scary. The series hasn’t been the same since James Wan checked out of them, really. The attempts at comedy were pretty lame."