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Film Freak - 672 Film Rankings

Member Since: Aug 19, 2012

Location: Boca Raton, FL, USA

Bio: 'Stars' rating system based on Michelin guides:

100-91 Four Stars: Must See
90-66 Three Stars: Worth a detour.
65-24 Two Stars: A good film in its category.
23-01 One Star or No Stars: Proceed at your own risk.

more Recent Rankings
63 T8 The Founder (2016) - Apr 17, 2018
"A digestible account of Why Capitalism Goes Wrong, featuring a fine performance by Michael Keaton."
27 T3 Knight of Cups (2015) - Apr 02, 2018
"Takes the worst parts of The Tree of Life, and turns them into a feature-length challenge to the audience. An audacious failure. "
29 T3 The Words (2012) - Mar 26, 2018
"The novel-within-a-novel conceit is largely unexploited until right at the end, but the novel-within-the-novel actually makes a good film, except for Jeremy Irons' accent and the idea that this is somehow great literature."
T1 The Rift (2016) - Mar 26, 2018
"Attempts to be full of menace, but turns out to be an empty suit."
32 T3 The Black Dahlia (2006) - Mar 26, 2018
"Bad casting and bad scriptwriting detract too much from some artful visuals in a film that many others hated."
47 T6 War on Everyone (2016) - Mar 21, 2018
"Imagine a film that threw together Anglo-Irish stereotypes of American culture, including Americans' expectations of of what Irish and English are like. Then use that to make a satire on buddy-cop movies. That's what this is. "
62 T7 A Perfect Day (2015) - Mar 21, 2018
"Absorbing story about ordinary working people doing their job in an extraordinary situation."
34 T4 The Other Boleyn Girl (2008) - Mar 18, 2018
"A very old-fashioned film, like some 1930s vehicle for Errol Flynn, with a goofy script in which Anne Boleyn comes up with the English Reformation while arguing with Henry. The acting was good, though, with Eric Bana's air of the 'menace of absolute power' almost palpable off the screen, and the sisters play off one another nicely."
86 T10 True Grit (2010) - Mar 11, 2018
"The Coens finally find a sympathetic religion, in a Calvinistic God. "
64 T8 Doubt (2008) - Mar 11, 2018
"It does a good job at illustrating the sexist hierarchy of the Roman Catholic church, and at the way that more repressive attitudes probably did more to protect vulnerable children from predatory clerics than Vatican II-era relaxations. Meryl Streep's artifice will irritate the Meryl Streep haters, and contrasts rather nicely with Philip Seymour Hoffman's more naturalistic acting style."