Celluloid Junkie - 2791 Film Ratings
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|6 35%||Black Hawk Down (2001) - Feb 27, 2021
"(2nd viewing) It’s a Jerry Bruckheimer production with an average shot length of less than 3 seconds, so the human angle was bound to be lacking, despite Scott’s best (read: misguided) intentions. Great cast and obviously well-made but I lost interest fairly quickly once the action kicked in."
|7 56%||Sicario: Day of the Soldado (2018) - Feb 13, 2021
"Didn’t expect to enjoy this sequel but it’s a more than worthy follow-up to Sicario. Less subversive but equally competent and entertaining. Brolin and Toro are total bros in this movie."
|6 35%||Beautiful Boy (2018) - Feb 13, 2021
"The longest, schmaltziest music video I’ve ever sat through, but at least Chalamet is very good in it. Steve Carell should not be allowed to scream in movies unless his chest is getting waxed."
|7 56%||Timbuktu (2014) - Jan 31, 2021
"More about conveying a mood and message than it is about narrative substance. As a result, it feels unfocused and mostly sluggish yet some scenes are truly memorable in their own peculiar way, as they find humanity in a place where humanity must be discarded to survive."
|6 35%||Crimson Tide (1995) - Jan 31, 2021
"There’s only so much tension and excitement that can be derived from a bunch of sweaty guys crammed together in an underwater tuna can, but there’s nothing like a stand-off in a Tony Scott movie and the cast makes the best out of a mediocre story. Simpson and Bruckheimer nailed it a year later with The Rock."
|6 35%||Zagros (2017) - Jan 24, 2021
"Belgian filmmakers are unequalled at making competently crafted yet incredibly frustrating films, favoring far too often the clichéd and sensational dimension of a story and the characters that populate it over the naturalistic capture of their ordinary lives. Essentially the same film as Streker's Noces, told from the point of view of the idiot husband."
|7 56%||Eye in the Sky (2015) - Jan 17, 2021
"Gets by with a solid cast (love me some Barkhad Abdi) and uninterrupted tension that is handled quite deftly. Threatens to sink occasionally under the weight of its moral and political pretensions - which came across as preachy, manipulative and insincere - despite its challenging thematic purposes. That ridiculous beetle drone is the most pandering type of fiction, I can't even get my DJI Ronin app to run without crashing."
|7 56%||Paddington 2 (2017) - Jan 16, 2021
"I'll give the overly choreographed 1st act a pass, because the movie in and of itself is pretty funny and sweet, despite encouraging your kids to go to prison, where they belong. [LOOKS OVER TO MY PUBLICIST] I said that last part out loud, didn't I?"
|6 35%||The Death of Stalin (2017) - Jan 10, 2021
"One of those conflicted movies that hedges its bets by trying to be two movies at once. As a satire, it's stylistically misguided and only intermittently funny, and as a drama, not particularly earth-shattering or memorable. Didn't care much for it, really. "
|5 22%||Brooklyn (2015) - Jan 09, 2021
"Cute and innocent, if not particularly challenging, something I would’ve ignored more easily had Ronan’s character not behaved so stupidly at one point."