Celluloid Junkie - 2528 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 21, 2007
Bio: I call the big one Bitey
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|7 T6||The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) - Nov 04, 2017
"Easily falls under the appellation of 'interesting' film, in that it offers plenty of food for thought. Granted, its initial appeal wears of quickly once the characters engage in clunky, superfluous exposition. Somewhat evocative of 'The Shining', with its ominous tracking shots and seemingly never ending hallways, a comparison that would've been all the more fitting had the film retained its initially strong sense of mystery and unease. Still worth a watch if you've enjoyed his previous films."
|10 T10||The Departed (2006) - Nov 01, 2017
"(after repeat viewings) There's nothing like watching a great crime classic on the big screen again. Pretty much love every aspect of this movie, from the killer script to the fantastic performances, this is top notch entertainment from a master filmmaker at the top of his game."
|4 T2||24 Frames (2017) - Oct 18, 2017
"A great testament to the true power of cinema; I must've farted at least 17 times throughout the course of this film and not a single attendee noticed."
|1 T1||I Am Here Now (2009) - Oct 14, 2017
"[CAPTAIN'S JOURNAL: STAR DATE...ANYONE?] Two months have passed since treatment began. While the road to recovery is still long, signs of improvement have recently been recorded. Hope, however, was short-lived. Despite improved security measures, a cryptic message from a certain piranha dude has wormed its way through our firewall: "hey bud. was wondering if you're still looking for i am here now....". I should've trusted my instinct. I should've looked away. Dear cyborg Jesus, what have I done?"
|8 T8||Blade Runner 2049 (2017) - Oct 08, 2017
"Daddy Issues: A Harrison Ford Saga. Jared Leto is to method acting what a coroner is to musical theatre. Ryan Gosling wins an Oscar for mastering the Kuleshov effect. Do Androids Dream of Electric Boogaloo?"
|9 T9||Good Time (2017) - Sep 28, 2017
"Fueled by a hypnotic visual style and a dense, driving soundscape, Good Time is at once messed up and completely in tune with its own unhinged insanity. While I couldn't relate to the character's questionable morals, the Safdies make a compelling case for the often destructive nature of love and how it can make people do some pretty stupid things. And I loved almost every minute of it."
|8 T8||Wind River (2017) - Sep 27, 2017
"Unlike Sheridan's previous efforts, Wind River doesn't seem to primarily thrive on its political agenda, instead placing greater emphasis on character and narrative - an intimate and tightly wrought whodunit that builds to a surprisingly tense climax. Consequently, the occasional stabs at social relevance can't help but feel heavy-handed - especially when considering the ill-advised casting of the lead roles - a minor complaint about an otherwise pretty sweet crime film."
|8 T8||Baby Driver (2017) - Sep 03, 2017
"If this movie were a pimped out race car, its titular character would be the classic rock radio station blasting from its speakers, while the audience would be its unsuspecting passengers, unwittingly subjected to one hell of a ride. More than just a sublime rush of adrenaline, it is also a visual and vivid reminder of a bygone era when films this eccentric, daring and original were anything but unexpected. Good times guaranteed."
|1 T1||Fateful Findings (2013) - Aug 16, 2017
"[CAPTAIN'S JOURNAL: STAR DATE... WHO CARES BY THIS POINT?] After suffering major casualties in the battle of Planet 9, we've dispatched a fresh battalion of our most foolhardy soldiers to defeat the enemy once and for all. Unprepared and insufficiently trained for the bloodbath that followed, those lucky enough to have survived returned home with severe injuries and irreparable brain damage. Psychiatric treatment may last months, if not years; Oh well, at least we get some free pot out of it..."
|10 T10||Magnolia (1999) - Jul 29, 2017
"(after repeat viewings) An audacious high wire act, carried out with great gusto and exploiting all the accumulated skills of a consummate artist. Exhibiting maturity and insight well beyond his years, PTA addresses the film's relatable themes with heartfelt sincerity and unassuming modesty, as he drops us into the damaged lives of a seemingly disconnected group of people whose lives become inextricably intertwined. They just don't make them like they used to."