Celluloid Junkie - 3659 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 15, 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Bio: A score between 91 and 100 indicates a masterpiece.
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|35 T2||Bond of Silence (2010) - Aug 26, 2016
|45 T4||The Rover (2014) - Aug 25, 2016
"Better than THE ROAD."
|55 T6||Mirror Mirror (2012) - Aug 11, 2016
"Imaginative, amusing and gorgeous retelling of Snow White with a touch of Patty Hearst. The preponderance of negative reviews and opinions is yet more evidence of the unfortunate death of romance at the hands of "cool". The climactic battle with a monster in the woods was a rather dispensable standard festival of digital imagery, and the happy ending too perfunctory, but had these faults been rectified the reviews may well have been even more dismissive. What do people want: more Tim Burton?"
|75 T9||Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) - Aug 08, 2016
"Internet dreaming, Herzog-style. Should be accompanied by a reading of Bernard Stiegler, Automatic Society, Volume One, especially chapter 3, "The Destruction of the Faculty of Dreaming"."
|15 T1||Slack Bay (2016) - Aug 07, 2016
|65 T7||Relève (2015) - Aug 07, 2016
"Pretty interesting presentation of the complexities and difficulties of putting a show together. At times a little too close to a high grade promotional video, but at least bothers to show some dance."
|45 T4||Salting the Battlefield (2014) - Aug 04, 2016
"I have no objection to its mournful nostalgia for a certain kind of civilised British bemused uprightness, but in this episode the political themes are rather left behind, yet less for the sake of any narrative drive than out of a feeling of needing to get the story over and done with. The "human" elements of the drama are, as in the previous instalments, rather sketchily and unconvincingly drawn. Not without compensations but failed really to justify the viewer's investment."
|70 T8||Evolution (2016) - Aug 03, 2016
"If INNOCENCE in some way transposed the lifecycle of the butterfly onto girls, here something like the reproductive process of the seahorse or the pipefish is being represented through boys, but as a mechanism for a genuinely mysterious exploration of a strange mix of affective states to do with change, fear and sexuality. Requires patience, but this filmmaker's attempt to fashion her singular vision of cinematic reverie (in this case with de Chirico-inspired images) seems like the real deal."
|50 T5||Sieranevada (2016) - Aug 03, 2016
"Long takes seem to have become something of a fashion. Movie didn't quite do enough to justify the running time."
|40 T3||Turks & Caicos (2014) - Aug 02, 2016
"Some weak performances. Of course, the Blair hate has its appeal."