Celluloid Junkie - 2825 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 21, 2007
Bio: I call the big one Bitey
Check out frederic_g54's...
|6 35%||Rookie (2021) - Sep 11, 2021
"If Czar needs one thing it's a better editor. All the elements to make a good film are there, but they feel either underdeveloped or just plain expendable as a result of some truly jarring editing and other post-production choices. I'd say it's a step above 'Coureur', the actors are convincing in their respective roles and it contains some moments of pure adrenaline, so hopefully, this is a step in the right direction."
|7 57%||The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) - Sep 09, 2021
"Jacques Demy was pretty much the Jacques Tati of musicals."
|5 21%||La Boum (1980) - Sep 09, 2021
"Has its charm, in a ‘teens are stupid and naïve and I can’t believe I used to be one’ kind of way."
|6 35%||Fallen Angels (1995) - Aug 31, 2021
"Almost as if Chunking Express was drunkenly directed by John Woo on a pub crawl through a neon-lit Hong Kong. The soundtrack and cinematography are cool as fuck - love me some Christopher Doyle - but they're wasted on a story that has a hard time balancing its many different moods, characters and tones into one satisfying and coherent whole."
|7 57%||The Lost Boys (1987) - Aug 28, 2021
"So cheesy yet so watchable. The whole film is just unintentionally hilarious in the best possible way, from the characters to their haircuts and pretty much everything that happens. And I'm pretty sure Tommy Wiseau drew inspiration from this film for the sex scenes in The Room. And if you read The Disaster Artist: "Greg Sestero recalls that Wiseau planned a subplot in which Johnny was revealed to be a vampire because of Wiseau's fascination with the creatures." So, there you go!"
|6 35%||Only the Brave (2017) - Aug 27, 2021
"Oh God, even past the tragedy the film remains so full of itself; For example, there's a scene near the end between Connelly and Teller that makes me wonder how both of them even kept a straight face. Also, the white people meter was off the charts. Seriously, had I been Trump, I would've been pissed too for losing that state."
|7 57%||I Am Not a Witch (2017) - Aug 26, 2021
"The commentary gains momentum as the film progresses, eventually adding a human dimension to what initially seemed as a satirical farce. Definitely a film that slowly sneaks up on you and lingers in the memory, for those willing to take the plunge. The last shot is a great example of how to end your film in a memorable way."
|7 57%||The Assistant (2020) - Aug 24, 2021
"For the most part, this is a masterclass in suggestive storytelling, as it derives unnerving power from the unspoken truths lurking just below the surface. What I loved most was the tight and rigid framing that confines its main character to her working environment, one made even more tangible thanks to the film's fantastic sound design. But the film reaches its high point too early on and mostly fizzles out towards the finish line. I'd watch it again, though, for its unorthodox approach."
|5 21%||Testament of Youth (2015) - Aug 22, 2021
"Couldn't help but think of what Roger Deakings recently said about how most filmmakers confuse 'good' with 'pretty' cinematography. Using a cinema camera and some nifty Cooke lenses won't prevent your film from being a snooze-inducing borefest. The kind of film septuagenarians will love discussing during their weekly bridge game."
|6 35%||F9: The Fast Saga (2021) - Aug 22, 2021
"Even though F9 revels in its glorious stupidity for over two hours, giving the characters some backstory was a welcome addition to the franchise and the tribute to Paul Walker was neatly done. Easily the funniest movie since Borat 2. "