Celluloid Junkie - 3865 Film Ratings
Member Since: Dec 29, 2008
Location: Brasília, Brazil
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|45 24%||My Friend Dahmer (2017) - May 22, 2019|
|45 24%||See You Yesterday (2019) - May 21, 2019|
|60 49%||Make Us Dream (2018) - May 18, 2019
"The curse and glory of being a real hero. Merely a voiceover + archive footage documentary on the ups (Champions League final, that FA Cup screamer) and downs (that damn slip in a season of physical and mental sacrifices). But this is powerful enough to present an athlete who is more than his number -- he's the golden boy of this big family called the city of Liverpool, the carrier of the flame, the captain of its wins and defeats, the idol who gives LFC a new direction after Hillsborough."
|50 33%||The Wandering Earth (2019) - May 17, 2019
"Ambitious and silly as hell -- I mean, moving Earth out of solar system and endagering it being swallowed by Jupiter is the disaster movie we all needed, right? – but it's just too bad how bloated this is, specially in the second half. Every Armageddon-like drama delivers, but all the rest just seems so bloody uninteresting."
|75 79%||John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum (2019) - May 14, 2019
"Stupidity and grace. Basically videogame script with three main action sections -- knikes/swords, Halle Berry and dogs and the final at Continental management room, which is basically a contemporary art site. It might look repetitive, but it's always beautiful to look at. The fact that JW has to sacrifice his finger and freedom to serve the High Table only to betray them to protect the Continental and then be betrayed by Winston doesn't make much sense unless to provide a sequel. And I want it."
|50 33%||Mommy Dead and Dearest (2017) - May 11, 2019
"By the numbers true crime doc that doesn't go deep enough into a story that looks like a Stephen King book. The case is weird enough to provoke a number of thoughts, but it's too bad that the narrative seems less curious about answers and obvious questions -- I expected more doctors talking about it and the father's role is relegated to almost another victim of Dee Dee's tortures -- than fitting the story into a pulpy, juicy bizarre real life story."
|70 70%||Bone Tomahawk (2015) - May 11, 2019
"Take a while to take off -- the last 45 minutes are so amazingly raw and crude --, but even the long men on a mission segment is pretty good -- lots of wicked humor and group dynamic among men who are totally different but have to be together to rescue and wife of one of them and a young deputy. Zahler's approach is both disenchanted and curious, procedural and baroque. Perhaps my favourite Jenkins performance as the talky deputy."
|65 61%||A Land Imagined (2018) - May 11, 2019
"Kind of curious how it creates a strong connection with the Brazilian film Araby: both depict immigrant construction workers living the worst possible life in a late capitalist contemporary world -- you work, don't sleep and stay up all night trying to escape before going to work again. More efficient when it goes for the dreamy, noirish scenes than the procedural ones."
|60 49%||Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) - May 09, 2019
"Far too conventional to actually transcend its sometimes boring and schematic script -- a series of conversations interwined by flashbacks detailing his steps towards a better life with himself and others -- but Gus is so good with the cast that this feels incredibly light, easygoing and even inspiring. Jack Black is just awesome here. Digital photography also looks neat, as Gus employs some 70s cam tricks to elevate the bio material."
|80 84%||Black Christmas (1974) - May 07, 2019
"The mother of modern heavy-breathing slasher is also one of the best. The most terrifying telephone calls in the history of cinema are here -- is it a possessed man or just a pervert? or a sum of both? what are all these voices he impersonates? This is so well-shot -- every close-up builds tension with a striking, noisy score. In a way, it's a very silent movie. Every man is a suspect. Girls are stalked in their own house and don't know till the end the killer is right there in the attic."