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Film Freak - 843 Film Ratings

Member Since: Feb 21, 2018

Location: Ohio, USA

Bio: I only rate things 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).

The quantification of anything is fun. I only look at the raw number, never the percentile. I hope Criticker does away with it. We can get a better sense of a rating from a raw score than a percentile, unless we have to sit through a bunch of movies that we know for certain are going to be awful. Most of us aren't doing that.

If I ever become incapacitated and can't speak for myself I want my highest active TCI to put me down and then have my lowest active TCI make a film about it. Please try to get Ben Foster to play me. I've included this in my living will, so be prepared for that message if that person is you.
more Recent Ratings
4% Run (2020) - Nov 25, 2020
"Frustrating, cheap, absurd, cliche, dull amateur filmmaking. One of the worst films I've ever seen. "
72 46% Cube (1997) - Nov 19, 2020
"This works really well for a while, but unfortunately it quickly deteriorates. Nevertheless, it's insanely creative and thoroughly gripping. Despite it's constant anti-climactic narrative, which is most of the film, it's still extraordinarily executed. Could be better, but still a pretty decent film."
91 80% 69: The Saga of Danny Hernandez (2020) - Nov 17, 2020
"I had never heard this guy’s music before seeeing this. I knew very little other than the fact that he was apparently a snitch. The fact that it pretty much plays like a posthumous documentary, yet he’s still alive, kind of says it all. Tekashi defines that fine line between stupid and clever. Even if you hate this guy, you have to respect how ingenuous his artistry and marketing skills are. The director didn’t have a whole lot to work with, but has made an exceptionally solid documentary."
86 66% The Impossible (2012) - Nov 12, 2020
"Pros: extremely captivating from beginning to end; extraordinary filmmaking in general; cinematography and visual effects are stunning; Watts gives a great performance. Cons: the score is overbearing and adds excessive melodrama; the dialog is a bit amateurish and unoriginal. While this film has a lot working in its favor, there does seem to be an element of realism that is missing. The film adds too many far-fetched, absurd, unnecessary coincidences that distance a great story from the viewer."
4% Love, Simon (2018) - Nov 02, 2020
"This is one of those rare films about young people that is actually FOR young people, but goddamn if this isn't one of the most sickening, self-absorbed, patronizing, fucked up films ever made. It's like the gay Notebook, yet somehow way worse. The writing is atrocious. It's cliche and tone-deaf in all the most cringeworthy ways a gay coming-of-age story could possibly be. I can't believe this was made in 2018 and not 1988. Gay kids deserve a better coming-of-age film. This tacky BS is toxic."
35 31% Rumble Fish (1983) - Oct 29, 2020
"Aesthetically, it's well conceived and constructed, but the story is so fucking silly and borderline nonsensical that it's pretty hard to watch. The best part of this film is Matt Dillon's performance (which is to be expected), but that alone doesn't make it worth watching."
77 51% The Walk (2015) - Oct 29, 2020
"I'm a bit surprised by all the negative reviews. Having seen Man on Wire, I wasn't expecting anything truly exciting or new here. How much can you really say about such a short event. Wow, was I wrong. While the buildup is a bit slow, the action scenes are some of the most suspenseful and gripping I've ever seen. The CGI is magnificent. Gordon-Levitt was a perfect decision for this role. He makes Petit much more likable and transparent than the documentary portrays him. "
65 42% We Are Who We Are (2020) - Oct 26, 2020
"Extremely well filmed and imagined, but it lacks substance. The character development is well done, but the writers didn't know what to do with them next. It's watchable if you don't mind slow pacing and thematic elements that are either shallow, unclear or missing. The series just builds and is very unsatisfying when you realize that it's not building up to anything at all. This doesn't sound like an inherently unappealing concept, but ultimately the writing fails and is terribly listless."
90 77% They Call Us Monsters (2017) - Oct 23, 2020
"A a near perfect documentary, at least for what it sets out to do. To not only make the audience sympathetic of these violent criminals but to actually make them seem endearing is arguably one of the most difficult things a documentary filmmaker could do. Lear does an amazing job at bringing out the humanity of his subjects. Admirable."
82 59% Brian Wilson: I Just Wasn't Made for These Times (1995) - Oct 21, 2020
"This is an odd film. The performances made for the film are hit or miss. The interviews with his close family members are the most insightful, while the interviews with the other artists are a bit dull, mostly saying the same thing--he's a genius. What's so great about this film is simply watching Brian be Brian. Whether he's talking about how he got the ideas for his songs or just rambling about whatever else is fascinating and what makes this film worth watching, at least if you're a fan."