Cinema Addict - 1015 Film Ratings
Member Since: Sep 17, 2009
|65 43%||Just Mercy (2019) - Jan 16, 2020|
|55 23%||Star Wars: Episode IX – The Rise of Skywalker (2019) - Jan 14, 2020
"The striking visuals and pace of the finale do their best to hold off the force of J.J. Abrams' nauseating pandering, but about a quarter of the way in it becomes clear that this reboot never had much hope to begin with. A messy, safe, and empty goodbye that undoes much of the series' magical beginnings."
|80 76%||A Personal Journey with Martin Scorsese Through American Movies (1995) - Jan 12, 2020
"A pretty fantastic lesson. Scorsese's closing remarks on cinema will stick with me, as will his ability to pluck moments from films of a bygone era that will resonate until the end of time. A uniquely cathartic, humanizing watch."
|80 76%||The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover (1989) - Jan 08, 2020
"Both lush, immaculately decorated as well as down-right nasty. Tons of symbolism to unpack that I haven't made much sense of yet as I'm still rather nauseous. Reminded me much of "Blue Velvet" if you turned the British up to 100, Gambon is one of the most extremely obscene villains of all time."
|80 76%||Patience (After Sebald) (2012) - Jan 06, 2020
"Sebald in the short time I've known his work has quickly become my favorite writer. This short, dreamy documentary does relatively well in matching the mysterious, transcendental essence of "The Rings of Saturn". At times it feels a bit Room 237-ey, especially that picture of the smoke, but it truly is a buried gem of a film that will mean a ton to those who find it. This of course is cemented by the brilliant soundtrack of the genius that is The Caretaker."
|75 67%||Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery (1997) - Jan 05, 2020|
|70 56%||Icarus (2017) - Dec 31, 2019
"A not-so-happy accident. "
|90 94%||1917 (2019) - Dec 31, 2019
"1917's format transcends its own technical brilliance as it traps the viewers gaze and forces the audience to truly endure the anxiety of the soldiers. It is an action film at its core and plays more like a ride, or a video game, and while this may make the film shallow to some I think Mendes' dedication to remain cinematic pays off with a truly masterful blockbuster to end 2019."
|60 32%||Little Women (2019) - Dec 27, 2019
"Full disclosure: I am not at all familiar with the source material in any of its iterations. With that said, I left this movie pretty... unaffected? Between the formless flashbacks and the mostly cold romances I never found myself engaged with the narrative. The meta-cinema finale further convolutes the film's purpose for me, and I can't help but feel that there may be too much going on here without prior knowledge of the story."
|65 43%||Everybody's Everything (2019) - Dec 27, 2019
"These immediate posthumous music docs can sometimes end up feeling a bit like scattered fanfare. While I think this at times suffers from that, his grandfathers beautiful letters and perspective elevate this to something pretty touching. You can really see the light in Peep's eyes despite the artificial world around him."