Movie Buff - 352 Film Ratings
Member Since: Nov 5, 2018
|70 40%||Avenging Force (1986) - Aug 21, 2019
"One of the better films Dudikoff made for Cannon. It suffers quite a bit from killing off James before the climactic hunt, but this is largely made up for by John P. Ryan's nuttily wonderful turn as the leader of the villainous group. This isn't a subtle film ... the villains dress up in silly masks and S & M outfits for the climactic hunt ... but it's a decent low budget bit of action fun."
|90 83%||The Work of Director Spike Jonze (2003) - Aug 21, 2019|
|10 0%||The Oklahoma Cyclone (1930) - Aug 20, 2019
"Good Lord this is terrible. It's so awful, I can't even summarize the plot because my mind just rejected the movie. It should be called "Standing and Talking: The Movie"."
|100 95%||Fanny and Alexander (1982) - Aug 20, 2019|
|80 64%||The Sons of Katie Elder (1965) - Aug 20, 2019
"This is a pretty straightforward, entertaining western with a really good supporting cast including Paul Fix as the town sheriff and Dennis Hopper as Gregory's weasely son."
|80 64%||80 Blocks from Tiffany's (1979) - Aug 19, 2019
"Gary Weis, best known for his short films on SNL and for directing "The Rutles", shot this documentary in 1979, going to the South Bronx and getting some very candid interviews with members of the street gangs The Savage Nomads and The Savage Skulls. It's a pretty vivid portrait of NYC at the peek of its late-70's decay. At barely over an hour in length, it's still a bit too long since there's not much to say outside noting how little hope for a future these kids have. "
|70 40%||Honkytonk Man (1982) - Aug 19, 2019
"Like a lot of Eastwood's directorial efforts from the period, this is an amiable, entertaining effort with some pretty fundamental flaws. Clint is not a terrible singer, but his voice is week and he never convinces as a rising star. Kyle is good, but not great. He doesn't let the film down, but he's on screen one heck of a lot for a fairly mediocre actor. "
|70 40%||Your Vice Is a Locked Room and Only I Have the Key (1972) - Aug 18, 2019
"This extremely loose adaptation of Poe's "The Black Cat" is an okay Giallo, if also one of the weakest of Sergio Martino's early 70's run. The first and last act are pretty decent, but the middle of the film meanders about with no suspense to speak of. It's kind of funny that the film briefly drops in Ivan Rassimov for a second near the beginning and then just hopes you forget seeing him since he's obviously not the insignificant side character he appears to be."
|60 24%||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Aug 16, 2019
"Rick Dalton is an aging man facing changing times and what he ultimately learns is that he doesn't have to adapt ... all they have to do is smash and kill the young whippersnappers demanding change. It feels like a film from an irrelevant angry old man, and I wish he could do better than that."
|100 95%||Scenes from a Marriage (1973) - Aug 15, 2019
"I watched the 3 hour theatrical version of this and kind of want to immediately watch the 5 hour television version. This is beautifully frustrating in the way real people can be, and watching these two incredible actors, Ullman in particular, embody these characters is sublime. "