Celluloid Junkie - 3915 Film Ratings
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Location: Brasília, Brazil
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|100 99%||A Perfect World (1993) - Jul 19, 2019
"Complexities of manking in a violent world. I love how this manages to be as sweet as rude -- think about the set-up at the family house, dancing before near mass killing. Bandit who got imprisoned by the Ranger who's hunting him connects with a Jeovah Witness' kid who also doesn't have a proper childhood. So, the car turns into a time machine. Enjoy the present. And, mom, please, promise your son trick or treat and rollercoaster. When we don't have a father, a criminal will get the job done."
|35 9%||The Lion King (2019) - Jul 18, 2019|
|50 33%||Knock Down the House (2019) - Jul 16, 2019
"Satisfying as document of a brave Democrat leftists who dare to face the establishment and bring people's demands to the House and Senate, but it would've been better if this just assumed its Ocasio-Cortez profile right from start. Not that other characters seem uninteresting, but this actually works better as case study of an outsider who made it to Congress and the film makes sure you forget the rest in final minutes. Not enough propositions are presented, but this feels either way engaging."
|60 49%||The Unauthorized Bash Brothers Experience (2019) - Jul 15, 2019|
|50 33%||Suspiria (2018) - Jul 14, 2019
"It dares to look positively at the cult, a kind of an anti-fascist artistic organization, in times of political despair -- immediate post WWII and cold war in divided Berlin --, but this actually feels as on the nose as Guadagnino's both practical and grotesque approach to the original. Sometimes beautiful, often ludicrous, often brutal. It seems and plays really gripping, until it doesn't."
|45 24%||Liquid Truth (2018) - Jul 13, 2019
"It would make the case for a really powerful film about mid-class Brazilian's obsession with versions of reality - and not a rational and purest version of it - and how it is energized by social media frenzy. Daniel de Oliveira provides a good physical performance, and Carolina tries to stick to bodies and their movements and gestures instead of a bigger picture, but this ultimately goes nowhere and achieves half-baked reflection on the dangers of ambiguity and how it can totally destroy people."
|30 5%||Bob Lazar: Area 51 & Flying Saucers (2018) - Jul 13, 2019|
|40 13%||Vox Lux (2018) - Jul 11, 2019
"Neat Scott Walker score, good catchy batch of SIA songs, but the film seems clumsy in its part pop satire biography, part contemporary study on fame and its violent, tragic counterparts -- and how it ultimately they look connected. Also, it's kind of unbelievable how Portman's character totally ruins the promising build-up developed in the first half."
|25 3%||A Nightmare on Elm Street (2010) - Jul 09, 2019
"Awful update on the original with absolutely no imagination at all. No wonder that these Platinum Dunes remakes never ignited sequels."
|65 61%||Captive State (2019) - Jul 08, 2019
"It is a fact that it sometimes lack subtlety and maybe a bigger budget to develop its ambitious ideas -- we finish the movie knowing so little about the aliens, which is kind a good in a way -- but when it works, it feels truly gripping and well-acted. Nice low-budget dystopia with lots of fun spycraft and thrilling stuff. The final twist seems forced but fuck it, it just works. Goodman GOAT."