Celluloid Junkie - 2925 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 21, 2007
Bio: I call the big one Bitey
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|7 57%||Aftersun (2022) - Feb 01, 2023
"From an audiovisual approach, it's refreshing watching a filmmaker experimenting with technical elements such as framing, shot transitions and sound editing, but when replaying the film in my head, it felt like its impactful approach wasn’t complemented sufficiently by a script played too close to its chest in which, well, very little happens. Produced by Barry Jenkins, comparisons to Moonlight are inevitable in terms of parent-child dynamic and the main character grappling with his/her past."
|6 35%||Tár (2022) - Jan 26, 2023
"I'm clearly in the minority here but as a fan of Little Children, Field may have his taken his deliberate, rigid style too far beyond the point of naturalness and spontaneity. Blanchett's acting is a direct result of said approach, a clearly rehearsed, overly methodical performance that pales in comparison to her past roles. It also telegraphs its obvious point too early on only to verbalise it explicitly an hour later. Watch The Assistant instead."
|5 21%||House of Gucci (2021) - Jan 21, 2023
"Praying Ridley never directs a sex scene ever again. Also, the Shrek franchise called, they want their soundtrack back. Everyone just said: “fuck it, how much?”"
|7 57%||Munich (2005) - Jan 19, 2023
"(2nd viewing) It's 2 and a half hour thriller - featuring one or two pretty fantastic sequences - with a dash of moral ambiguity thrown in for good measure. Janusz Kamiński's cinematography, Michael Kahn's editing and Ben Burtt's sound design are a thing of beauty in this film when it comes to framing and conveying information coherently and efficiently. Even if you're not on board with its moralistic views, there's enough to admire from a filmmaking standpoint."
|7 57%||Babylon (2022) - Jan 18, 2023
"There's no faulting Chazelle as a director; Babylon is about as competently made as any of his previous films, an impressive feat considering his still relatively young age. It makes me forgive the occasional misstep, the most blatant of which being the facepalm inducing finale. But what precedes is an electric, intoxicating and ultimately reflective portrait about the ephemerality of fame and the often destructive sparkle of being in the limelight, a story I wouldn't mind diving into once more."
|7 57%||Onze Natuur (2022) - Jan 14, 2023|
|7 57%||Scream (2022) - Jan 14, 2023
"Watching dumb characters getting slaughtered by Ghostface is my idea of fun."
|6 35%||A Woman Is a Woman (1961) - Jan 13, 2023
"There’s something paradoxical about Godard’s experimental style here: as it is makes for an irritating and uninviting viewing experience, but remove it and very little remains. Like having an annoying yet insanely hot girlfriend who will have you fighting loneliness if you dump her."
|7 57%||Ennio (2021) - Jan 08, 2023
"The first 40 minutes are a bit of a chore to get through but the rest of this documentary brings back fond memories of listening to any Ennio Morricone soundtrack for the 1st time, truly a genius when it came to developing characters and shaping the world inhabited by said characters thanks to his indelible music, which was equally profound and sensitive as the man himself."
|5 21%||West Side Story (1961) - Jan 07, 2023
"It alternates between tiresome musical dance numbers and terribly acted melodrama. With no involvement or attachment from my part to anything happening on screen, the whole thing just comes across as a long-winded exercise in showboating. But hey, colors!"