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Film Freak - 730 Film Ratings

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 Ratings
67 75% Alps (2011) - Jan 14, 2019
"A meditation on memory and loss that explores the borderlands between the living and the dead. It took me two viewings to appreciate its depth. "
27 21% Restrepo (2010) - Jan 09, 2019
"I was surprised at how disappointed I was in this. Largely it is because I am not a fan of the cinema vérité approach, although it has its value, as when we see the moment when soldiers react to the death of a comrade in action. "
61 68% Sabrás qué hacer conmigo (2015) - Dec 29, 2018
"Affecting, small-scale melodrama that explores a blossoming love challenged by circumstances."
49 52% Infernal Affairs II (2003) - Dec 29, 2018
"Overwrought and superficial, yet manages to deliver suspense and shock. "
21 13% Bruna Surfistinha (2011) - Dec 28, 2018
"Titillating film that glamorises the experience of commercial sex without really exploring in depth the character of Bruna Surfistinha herself. "
53 59% The Babadook (2014) - Dec 22, 2018
"I am not a horror aficionado, but the way this film unleashes terrifying subtext to female sexuality was worth the investment of my time."
69 78% Mother! (2017) - Dec 15, 2018
"It thinks it is a great, portentous Work of Art, and it isn’t. But it is an interesting film, resting on a sub-Nietzschean concept, that shift tones (rather suddenly at probably more than one point) and plays with the audience’s expectations."
28 23% The Christmas Chronicles (2018) - Dec 15, 2018
"Cromulent Christmas viewing, apart from an ill-advised musical number. "
34 31% Penny Serenade (1941) - Dec 15, 2018
"A sentimental unrealistic fantasy -- it hangs on moments of coincidence and emotional appeals to bureaucracy of the sort that do not work out in real life. Dunne puts in a good acting job, at times, though, especially the fortune-cookie scene."
55 62% The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018) - Dec 15, 2018
"A tricky film for me to digest, with the unpleasant ideology of the Coens too prominent and too self-aggrandising for comfort. I found the intellectual conceit underlying this film -- a kind of dialogue with the Western in the Hollywood Tradition -- to be extraordinarily appealing."