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Film Freak - 628 Film Ratings

Member Since: Feb 21, 2018

Location: USA

Bio: I only rate movies that I've seen within a day or two for accuracy purposes. My reviews are mostly just for personal reference (it's amazing how forgettable most films are). After the initial ten minutes, every film I rate starts off with a score of 100. Fuck-up points are then subtracted.

The first ten minutes are the most important part of the film, that's where I judge most critically. If a film doesn't make me want to continue after ten minutes, it goes to 0, and then it has to find it's way back to redemption, point by point, while simultaneously still having points subtracted. So essentially it always comes down to the first ten minutes. A film will not change greatly after the tenth minute (the only exception is Trainspotting). And even if it does, it can go to hell for wasting ten minutes of my life, unless wasting my time was absolutely necessary to make a good point.


Also, if you're looking for a date please see how I rate A Clockwork Orange and SLC Punk first.
more Recent Ratings
10 18% Then Came You (2018) - Jul 06, 2019
"Where did Asa's enthusiasm for acting go?! It's hard to believe the guy in this film is the same brilliant child actor from Hugo. He needs to take some acting classes, stop being in these shitty projects and then find a better agent. Meanwhile, Koechner keeps getting better."
87 65% Wings of Desire (1987) - Jun 20, 2019
97 93% Russian Doll (2019) - May 25, 2019
"It occurred to me while watching this that I don't think I've ever seen a dark comedy sci-fi film/"TV series" before. If I have, it certainly wasn't this dark and/or clever. This is one of the most satisfying shows I've seen in a few years. The detail of sophistication is unprecedented. Unlike most shows (even ones I like), I look forward to the next installment as the first one has opened so many possibilities that would be fun to explore. Thankfully, it's also signature Natasha Lyonne humor."
70 42% Snowpiercer (2014) - May 20, 2019
"Odd premise (why a train?) but it held my attention. Good film to watch when you feel like killing all the people who hold you down. "
4% Dude (2018) - May 20, 2019
"Absolutely nothing redeeming here. This movie gave me a headache. Creepy and inane. "
77 47% Holding the Man (2015) - May 20, 2019
"Where it fails, it doesn't do so miserably. Where it succeeds, it more than makes up for the predictable moments. This story has been told hundreds of times on film alone, however this one is definitely one of the better crafted films on the subject. I was able to look past the fact that the same actors were playing 16 year olds in the beginning and 30 year olds at the end. This film is more personal than the average AIDS film and for that it gives it depth. Corr's performance is captivating. "
22 24% Angels & Demons (2009) - May 19, 2019
"I fell asleep the first time I tried watching this. The second time my luck wasn't so good. The film is a stretch, and the number of plot twists is absurd. It has a similar pacing and ridiculousness level as National Treasure with Nicholas Cage. It moves quick enough, at least to be mildly entertaining. What I hate about the film is the ending. It spends the whole film bashing Catholicism and then at the very end retracts that sentiment almost completely, giving this bullshit religion merit."
12 19% The Wandering Earth (2019) - May 13, 2019
"Interesting premise...but that's about it. If you're into 90s Bruce Willis or Kevin Costner films you might enjoy this--you know, the endless budget films ruined by sappy bullshit, horrible melodramatic use of sound, and annoying, banal dialog. Maybe watching it on a large screen, on mute, with your own selection of music, and some some decent drugs would have been a better way to view this, but even then, might as well just watch a good film."
50 34% Goodbye Christopher Robin (2017) - May 07, 2019
"I found this film too boring to review. I stopped watching about halfway through, so I can't fairly give it a quantitative measure. Just very dull, at least the first half. *This is just to remind myself not to try to watch it a second time unless I'm properly sedated after major surgery or something."
40 30% Old Boys (2018) - May 07, 2019
"What A Night in the Life of Jimmy Reardon was to River Phoenix, Old Boys is to Alex Lawther. A mega talented actor in silly, playful comedy-drama, with heavy, absurdist British accents, which mostly doesn't attempt to take itself too seriously, but when it does it's ineffective. It's a modern take on Cyrano de Bergerac--a task harder to fulfill well with each new decade--but this one is just a bit zany, at least for me. It has its place, but it's nothing terribly impressive or new. "