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Film Freak - 971 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% 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 79% 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."
100 99% 12 Angry Men (1957) - Aug 12, 2018
"Up there as one of the best written humanistic films created. Not only asks us to reflect on a murder case and the facts being discussed by 12 jurors, but brilliantly leaves us so many poignant moments to ask why."
50 12% Open Season 2 (2008) - Aug 10, 2018
"Have not seen the first one so couldn’t tell whether it was deserving of a sequel, but this steaming pile of bear dung (steam is currently still in an early phase of rendering and test animation) is surely not suitable for any creature."
60 24% A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors (1987) - Aug 05, 2018
"The best in the Nightmare franchise in my opinion, but that doesn't mean it isn't shitty. It's got that right sort of slasher-meets-sardonic-humour element that I think they always want to get out of Freddy's character, But still, it's pretty shitty."
70 43% It (1990) - Aug 05, 2018
"The score is out of respect to Tim Curry and his performance. Something something read the book instead."
60 24% Jack Reacher (2012) - Aug 05, 2018
"Hahahahahaha, oh Tom you don't have to steal every scene and make sure every lady wants you real bad big time with their "just stand on your tippy-toes and kiss me you strong sexy Scientologist" looks. Seriously, do you write that stuff into the script yourself? I mean I'd enjoy this dumb action schlock a lot more if it wasn't about stroking a certain tiny mans ego all the time."
82 79% Drive (2011) - May 20, 2018
"There's a lot of style. Mostly I loved the opening sequence followed by the credits. However, the movie just doesn't do enough to develop characters. Sure Gosling is a man of few words in this, so your mind gets to wonder where he comes from, but everyone else has jaws flapping mostly exposition and incidental lines, so you can't solidly sink your teeth into their story or motivations either. A bit sad because I wanted to like this more."
50 12% Lucy (2014) - Apr 08, 2018
"So dumb, so boring. Entertain us mere 10% mortals next time you jackass Besson."