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Film Freak - 978 Film Ratings

Member Since: Aug 30, 2010

Location: Melbourne, Australia

Bio: "When the movie is over and the movie goers have left en masse, the only sound you hear is the bang of chairs returning to their upright position"
...Then somewhere perhaps in a dark room, or in a flood of light returning to the living room, or with a flickering match in the belly of a whale, a laptop opens or a screensaver is dissolved. There I sit and expel my delight, my frustration, my indifference or any other subtle concoction of ambivalent and debilitating emotions into the glowing screen. A movie critic I am not, however like some sort of show-and-tell pride I hope that you are appeased by the little petrified morsels I have dug up from expeditions under the house. I enjoy sharing within this feedback community of other trout-people. Yell me any recommendations from your rooftop. Also, Luftwaffe.
more Recent Ratings
70 43% Cinderella (2015) - Nov 17, 2018
"There’s not a great deal to fault. Here we have a faithful film adaptation perfectly aimed at kids, which makes a few tweaks here and there but adds no glaring modernisation to the story and mostly succeeds at being shiny and attractive for the viewer. The main flaw is that a viewer like myself has gotten bitter and older over the years and grumpy towards cutesy live film adaptations like this one."
75 60% Match Point (2005) - Nov 10, 2018
"In many ways it’s pretty good. The build for the most part is measured enough to provide an agonising tension between characters, helped by some decent acting. The biggest gripe I have is with the dialogue, which is awfully clunky in places. Could’ve done with some rewrites and help by a British person with a stiff upper lip, a penchant for tea and an understanding of all things British. Woody Allen tries, but his effort is more imitation than understanding."
70 43% The Enforcer (1976) - Nov 10, 2018
"By all accounts it’s a cheesy Dirty Harry film, but there are still one liners aplenty. "
60 24% Ghostbusters (2016) - Nov 10, 2018
"Completely forgettable, but since it’s a reboot of a beloved movie it must first be insulted and then forgotten. Poo poo film."
20 2% A Good Day to Die Hard (2013) - Nov 08, 2018
"Worst Christmas movie ever?"
60 24% A Star Is Born (1976) - Oct 28, 2018
"A has-been film. "
50 12% X-Men Origins: Wolverine (2009) - Oct 27, 2018
"I’m not quite sure what I watched, but it was that mind-numbingly stupid that I thought a team of monkeys must have written it. The blurst of times."
70 43% Romy and Michele's High School Reunion (1997) - Aug 13, 2018
"I've rated this much higher than I probably should, but it's only out of fear. You see, on the surface this is an incredibly slow-burn of vapid dialogue and cheesy jokes leading to some "best friends are the bestest!" morale. But then there's also a strange ritualistic dance with face-cradling and 3-way totem poses. I fear that beneath the surface this may be one of the most brilliant and underrated pieces of cinema, and perhaps philosophical insight, of our time."
82 80% The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (1974) - Aug 13, 2018
"A lot of sass and wit get thrown around in this slightly goofy train heist caper. Shaw's villain counters the mood nicely by staying a cool customer throughout. It's not exactly high octane, but it doesn't waste too much time either. Pretty entertaining."
84 83% Ghost in the Shell (1995) - Aug 12, 2018
"Visually stunning. Although the narrative and philosophy brought into it was less appealing to me. My favourite moment by far was the musical interlude with gorgeous slow tracking shots of cityscape and water, which beat the hell out of the long-winded monologues scrambling to contain deep philosophical insights on existence."