Celluloid Junkie - 2740 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 21, 2007
Bio: I call the big one Bitey
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|7 56%||The Fall (2019) - Jul 03, 2020
"Jonathan Glazer be flexing on us with them cinema skills."
|5 22%||Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) - Jun 13, 2020
"(2nd viewing) A perfect example of a film that blew me away when it came out, only to lose its initial appeal years later. Messy and haphazard and I really felt sorry for that poor girl having to grow up in such a terrible community, with an abusive dad who wouldn't know parenting if it slapped him in his drunk ass face. If a movie about a child's innocence being challenged by the harsh realities of the world is right up your alley, there are definitely better options to seek out."
|6 35%||The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976) - May 30, 2020
"I’m sure this is a good film, but I never seem to be in the right mood to appreciate it as such. As opposed to my favourite westerns, this wasn’t the fun, visceral and memorable audiovisual experience I was hoping for, and the animal abuse in the film was a bit too much."
|5 22%||Deadpool 2 (2018) - May 26, 2020
"Started off great but quickly fell apart afterwards. There's a moment in the film where Reynolds says: "you're so dark", a line that couldn't be more accurate to describe this sequel. The serious tone went against the whole notion of what made the 1st one so much fun and whenever they did go 'full Deadpool', it just fell flat, like telling an inappropriate joke at a funeral. David Leitch & Chad Stahelski would've been an interesting directing duo had they not gone their own way after John Wick."
|6 35%||Diamant Noir (2016) - May 25, 2020
"Partly compelling, mostly messy. Harari's directorial choices - especially the film's occasional graphic nature - feel misguided, whoever lit this should've been fired after the first shooting day, and the whole thing sounded as if recorded through a waffle iron made in Taiwan. Niels Schneider was an interesting leading man, though, and I made the most of it by imagining August Diehl reprising his Inglourious Basterds' role. "Schnauze, du Schlampe!" Just ignore me, please."
|7 56%||Maria by Callas (2018) - May 22, 2020
"Essentially 2 hours of archival footage set to Callas’ angelic voice, one that could bring even the most hard-hearted person to tears. A fine documentary about my favourite opera singer."
|8 77%||Thief (1981) - May 19, 2020
"Overstays its welcome but still a damn good film. When I think of my favourite directors, I think of those with a unique voice and signature style. What I love most about Mann's films is his use of long lenses, and the way it marries the setting of a scene to the character and story so beautifully and effortlessly, until it becomes its own indelible character. Could've shaved off some bits and the music is misplaced at times but it does a lot of things good that it's easy to forgive."
|8 77%||Marathon Man (1976) - May 16, 2020
"Almost gave up after the inciting incident, which felt forcibly shoved into the story to get the ball rolling. It picks itself up afterwards, leaving me constantly intrigued as to what would happen next. Expertly performed as well, and shot by the legend that is Conrad Hall. The 'is it safe?' part is a classic scene if there ever was one."
|5 22%||Mother (2019) - May 13, 2020
"If Roma was a snooze-inducing documentary."
|6 35%||Logan Lucky (2017) - May 03, 2020|