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Celluloid Junkie - 2595 Film Ratings

Member Since: Apr 21, 2007

Location: Belgium

Age: 30

Gender: Male

Bio: I call the big one Bitey

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88% Chop Shop (2007) - Oct 17, 2018
"Few films these days brim with the kind of focus and authenticity as found in Bahrani's neo-realist slice of life. It's a simple story, yet told with rare sentiment and a great deal of truth. Isamar and especially Alejandro are both great in their respective roles, as they carry a whole load of hard life and responsibility on their fragile shoulders. And the last scene is about as perfect as a movie ending gets."
35% Foxtrot (2017) - Oct 14, 2018
"As an indictment of war, Foxtrot is relentlessly clear in its intentions from the get-go, beating you over the head with its obvious political agenda in didactic, mostly overstated fashion. While Maoz's intentions are honorable, his cinematic choices - whether visually or narratively - left me feeling somewhat unmoved, if not annoyed. And that ending sucked camel balls."
56% Burning (2018) - Oct 07, 2018
"The parallels drawn with the art of pantomime are interesting as the movie seems to draw its strengths from both its mood and that which remains unseen. Both as a character study and a disappearance mystery, I remained endlessly fascinated by some of its observations and a plot that peels away its layers ever so slightly. A shame it focuses on the wrong character - at least from a storyline viewpoint - as this could've easily been South Korea's equivalent of The Vanishing or Gone Girl."
76% The Guilty (2018) - Sep 30, 2018
"Having directed a similarly styled short film a few years back, this film was totally up my alley. An engrossing chamber piece that makes the most out of its limited running time and modest setting through a compelling central performance and a clever storytelling approach. Fremragende!"
76% BlacKkKlansman (2018) - Sep 25, 2018
"Dear Spike, I like you. I like your grit, but most importantly, I like your honesty. I tend to be honest myself, which probably explains why I don't have many friends. And let's face it, it's not like Clint Eastwood will call you anytime soon for a friendly get-together. But that's ok, because you remain true to yourself and don't shy away from the truth. This takes courage and integrity, qualities you've demonstrated during your entire career, and in this day and age, this is hard to come by."
22% Angel (2018) - Sep 24, 2018
"Mortier, as he watches Leaving Las Vegas for the first time: "Pfff, my film will be way better than this." (Arrested Development narrator: "It wasn't")"
88% Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991) - Aug 27, 2018
"A great behind the scenes look at one of the most insane productions in cinema history. But dear God, can you imagine if Lucas had directed Apocalypse Now as was originally intended? Thousands of CGI helicopters would've been added to The Ride of the Valkyries sequence for its 20th anniversary re-release and the Blu-ray version would've replaced Brando with Jabba the Hutt. "Chone manya weesh asha beecho, Willard, ho ho ho!""
88% Apocalypse Now (1979) - Aug 26, 2018
"(after repeat viewings) If I have any beef with the film, it's the relentlessly slow pace; Classic scenes notwithstanding, there's just not enough going on to justify its 140 minutes running time. Still, this is a great piece of work which must've been a nightmare to shoot. Every war film is unique in its own right, but only a few of them actually transcend the form as a true work of art."
22% Tooth Fairy (2010) - Aug 17, 2018
"Judging by some of the vitriolic reactions here, I think folks took this film way too seriously back when it came out. Did you guys even check out that poster? THE ROCK IS PLAYING A TOOTH FAIRY! Does that make it a good movie? Storywise, it's about as familiar and formulaic as they come, but it has such a cheerful and inoffensive sense of its own silliness that I found it impossible not to enjoy. In the words of HAL 9000: y'all need to take a stress pill, yo."
76% The Untouchables (1987) - Aug 13, 2018
"(2nd viewing) Sean Connery sounds about as Irish as my tumble dryer while Morricone's score sounds like The Sicilian Clan had sex with a one of his westerns and their child never seems to shut up. Having said that, this movie is a lot of fun - despite its odd, over-the-top presentation - and De Palma's cinematic style, while obviously heavily influenced by Hitchcock, may just be my favorite of all time."