Darren

darren
Celluloid Junkie - 4502 Film Ratings
Member Since: 06 Nov 2010
Location: Canada
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Bio: watch good movies or die

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70 54% Bernie (2012) - Rated 26 May 2024
85 85% A Confucian Confusion (1994) - Rated 26 May 2024
"Predicted a lot of the language used in modern business and relationships. Everything a cynical cacophony imposed by the spectre of “progress”. Even the emotional moments are surrounded by these bitterly hilarious moments. Where everything seems like it’s never worth it until you find your hope in the end. You find your love. A movie of perfect composition like all Yang. Loved the SuperSonics jacket someone was wearing."
95 97% Ma jiang (1996) - Rated 26 May 2024
"It takes a special filmmaker to move his film with such propulsion and still pull off what he does with the ending. Where there’s no way the violence should work in the way that it does. The juxtaposition between two old men rotted by money. Both meeting cowardly ends. Men passing down a sickness that will continue to rot a countries core. But Yang isn’t a cynic like most people are. He knows underneath the boot of capitalism under the whip of “progress” there is still love to be found."
71 57% At the Circus (1939) - Rated 26 May 2024
79 74% A Night at the Opera (1935) - Rated 26 May 2024
"The furniture moving between hotel rooms, the cramped room sequence and the ending are among as good as comedy of the era can get. Actually laugh out loud funny"
59 28% Go West (1940) - Rated 26 May 2024
"Barely registering as funny"
78 71% A Woman of Paris (1923) - Rated 26 May 2024
"Chaplin making something like this is shocking"
67 41% Love Lies Bleeding (2024) - Rated 26 May 2024
"The longer I get from the movie the more annoyed I get at the third act but it was still a decent neo noir up until that point. Ed Harris playing a demon is an inspired choice"
66 39% Deathtrap (1982) - Rated 26 May 2024
68 45% Rounders (1998) - Rated 26 May 2024
"This movie is the purest form of American propaganda. Gambling addictions caused by this movie have to be in the millions. Good stuff"