Celluloid Junkie - 2565 Film Rankings
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|9 T9||Spirit of the Beehive (1973) - Apr 13, 2018
"Cinema as a transformative experience and the sometimes haunting impression it leaves behind. Childhood as a state of untarnished innocence, corrupted by the onset of the adult world. At least that's what I take away from it after my initial viewing, though I can't help but think there's much more to discover under the surface."
|9 T9||The Rider (2017) - Apr 11, 2018
"As I'm currently recovering from a serious injury and surgery myself, I could easily relate to the story of a discouraged individual attempting to pick up the pieces of his broken life. Despite having zero acting experience, it's fair to say Brady gives a truly commendable leading performance. Coupled with some intimate camera work and a textured sound design, Zhao has crafted an engaging and nuanced tale of resilience and determination after life has kicked you in the balls. Recommended!"
|7 T6||5 Broken Cameras (2012) - Apr 09, 2018
"Like most docs, it's one that must've been found in the editing room, and given its 'what you see is what you get' approach and countless hours of rushes, I can easily imagine dodgy material and controversial footage having been left on the cutting room floor. What this doc depicts honestly, however, is the seemingly endless cycle in which the Israeli–Palestinian conflict is destined to be caught. The more I think about it, the more saddened I am by this never-ending dispute."
|8 T8||Serpico (1973) - Apr 05, 2018
"On a scale of 1 to Serpico, I'm p̶r̶o̶u̶d̶ ashamed to admit my mustache is slowly reaching Serpico level. Recommended drinking game rules: take a drink whenever Serpico's name is mentioned. Serpico works undercover. Serpico dresses as a hippie (read: Serpico works undercover). Serpico refuses to take any money."
|6 T4||Faust (1926) - Apr 02, 2018
"In this day and age, even a second rate lawyer with a terrible track record would win this case without breaking a sweat. "He signed the papers, bitch!" MOVIE OVER AFTER 30 MINUTES."
|8 T8||Bottle Rocket (1996) - Mar 24, 2018
"Quite a hoot from the get-go, mostly thanks to a well-drawn set of dysfunctional characters and a series of utterly silly circumstances. Amid the escalating tomfoolery, it even manages to include a short-lived romance that I found quite endearing and worked fine for me. The last heist is comedy gold."
|7 T6||Wendy and Lucy (2008) - Mar 23, 2018
"A simple and gentle film that lives and breathes in the here and now. Kelly Reichardt is my kind of filmmaker."
|6 T4||Snowden (2016) - Mar 11, 2018
""Yo dawg, I heard you like behind the scenes footage. So I put scenes behind the scenes so you can watch the scenes behind the scenes" [Xzibit, Executive Producer]"
|6 T4||Pain & Gain (2013) - Mar 11, 2018
"As a riotous deconstruction of the American Dream, Pain & Gain would make a great double bill with Harmony Korine's Spring Breakers, two visually dazzling tales of mindless self-indulgence that do anything but glorify its subjects. Would've rated this a notch higher had it not been for the 30 minutes wasted on the whole Griga storyline. But for what it's worth, this is easily Bay's best film since The Rock. Dwayne Johnson's comedic timing is a thing of beauty, the dude is priceless."
|7 T6||The Goonies (1985) - Mar 09, 2018
"You can tell it's an 80's film because Corey Feldman looks 32 and Ke Huy Quan is an Asian stereotype named Data. Recommended for parents who haven't fucked each other in years."