Celluloid Junkie - 2546 Rankings
Member Since: Apr 21, 2007
Bio: I call the big one Bitey
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|6 T4||Split (2017) - Jan 19, 2018
"Because what the world needs right now is yet another cinematic universe no one gives a crap about. Callin' it right now: Beverly Hills Cop/ Bad Boys CU 2022. Shit just got real."
|7 T6||The Florida Project (2017) - Jan 18, 2018
"The constant struggle of keeping food on the table and a roof over your head is something I'm sure a lot people can relate to all too well. I could literally feel the noose tightening around my neck as Moonee's mom tries to make ends meet, regardless of the questionable practices she kept resorting to. Although hamstrung by a woefully misguided ending - a well-intended idea that lacks in execution - Baker delivers another great film about the often unseen world that exists right in front of us."
|8 T8||Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Jan 14, 2018
"McDonagh goes three for three with another slow-burning slice of tragicomic delight. Much like fellow foul-mouthed filmmaker Tarantino, his script is once again filled with delightfully profane dialogue and compelling exchanges that play like a symphony. The cast is ace all across the board, portraying characters both flawed and complex yet totally believable. That's right, you guessed it, I pretty much hated this film."
|10 T10||Streetwise (1984) - Jan 10, 2018
"Powerful and poignant depiction of street kids thrown into a vicious circle of neglect and destitution from which it is difficult - if not impossible – to emerge. A difficult watch made even more so, not by the harsh realities those kids have to face everyday, but rather the at times bittersweet moments - such as Tiny and Rat confessing their love for each other - that allow for the occasional glimmer of hope to shine through. Essential viewing."
|6 T4||Okja (2017) - Jan 07, 2018
"[ME, AS THE END CREDITS ROLL]: Wow, I'll never eat another animal... [HOT DOG VENDOR]: Hot dogs, get ya hot dogs here! [ME]: I'll take ten."
|5 T3||Molly's Game (2017) - Jan 07, 2018
"Amidst the cultural tidal wave of the #MeToo movement, MG couldn't have hit theaters at a more opportune time: the story of a headstrong and defiant young woman trying to make her mark in a staunchly patriarchal society. At least, this is the idealised version of reality Sorkin presents us with, when in fact, Bloom was nothing but a naive opportunist in way over her head who, instead of serving time for her illegal activities, somehow got a free pass and an interview on Ellen DeGeneres. MURICA!"
|8 T8||Loveless (2017) - Dec 30, 2017
"Ever since Izgnanie, I've had a love-hate relationship with Zvyagintsev's work - directorial marvels often burdened by lousy, boring scripts. Over the years - as he became part of the writing process - I've noticed his films becoming more personal and relatable, and Loveless is no exception. A stark drama masquerading as a missing-child procedural, this is superbly written, performed and executed, right up to its uncompromising ending."
|6 T4||A Ghost Story (2017) - Dec 22, 2017
"Rumor has it, Casey Affleck is still wearing that sheet."
|7 T6||For All Mankind (1989) - Dec 20, 2017
"Splicing together NASA footage of man's very first moon landing - an amazing achievement, at that - with some Brian Eno music makes me question the artistic merit of such a documentary, but it is what it is, I guess. Yahoo!®"
|5 T3||Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi (2017) - Dec 18, 2017
"Our brains are hardwired for junk food. Cutting up a piece of fruit and mixing a salad are far more laborious than visiting your local fast food joint for that instantaneous fix. Sure, new items are occasionally added to their bland and overpriced menu, yet rarely does it deviate from its successful and well-established formula. Like any bad habit, it takes time and perseverance to break it. And I'd much rather jump ship now before the porgs become a thing. Seriously, fuck those useless fuckers."