Celluloid Junkie - 4657 Film Ratings
Member Since: Oct 21, 2010
Bio: "The complete filmgoer is open to the movie on the screen, and asks it to work in its own ways for its own purposes. He does not fault one for not being the other, but is grateful for both if they are successful." - Roger Ebert, Review of "Keane" (2004)
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|83 60%||See You Yesterday (2019) - Mar 31, 2020|
|93 83%||The 39 Steps (1935) - Mar 31, 2020|
|71 31%||The Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1 (2014) - Mar 31, 2020
"Third entry is a distinct improvement over no. 2, with Katniss' yawn inducing romantic troubles left on the back-burner in favour of a reasonably compelling dive into political manoeuvrings as preparation for what is presumably a big battle ahead. At this point it's easier to be dragged along by the narrative than try to parse the logic or thrust of what's going on, but Lawrence at least seems more spirited this time round, with Moore bringing a little extra class as the rebellion leader."
|55 11%||Grosse Pointe Blank (1997) - Mar 30, 2020
"Well-cast (with one exception) dark comedy falters in its execution because its unclear how seriously we are meant to take this - Cusack is never credible as a genuine hit-man, though the film takes his status as one seriously, and the logic in the motivations of its supporting characters don't make much sense (there's great potential in a film with Cusack as a blithering mess of a hit-man surviving on luck). A good soundtrack, and a nice part for Driver, are really the only selling points here."
|25 1%||The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (2013) - Mar 29, 2020
"Dull and lumbering sequel is a film of two equally dispiriting halves - the first half a mopey, TWILIGHT-inspired love triangle, with Lawrence, Hemsworth and Hutcherson failing to elicit even minor sparks together, followed by a second half which broadly remakes the guts of the first film, in a more solemn and minor key. Needlessly padded to 2 1/2 hours, this becomes a stultifying struggle in its later stages, with its fine cast unable to bring any life or energy to the self-serious screenplay."
|77 45%||Amistad (1997) - Mar 29, 2020|
|70 29%||The Hunger Games (2012) - Mar 28, 2020
"Enjoyable piece of YA dystopia is served well by an eclectic and respectable cast, with Tucci's slimeball TV host standing out, but is ultimately disappointing when considering the satiric promises of its premise; ultimately settling on being a leisurely paced, overlong action extravaganza makes it a colourful diversion, but leaves it lacking resonance. Lawrence is fine in the lead, however the material she is given doesn't give her a great deal to play with."
|97 91%||Prisoners (2013) - Mar 28, 2020|
|43 6%||Sphere (1998) - Mar 28, 2020|
|93 83%||Island of the Hungry Ghosts (2018) - Mar 27, 2020|