Celluloid Junkie - 2767 Film Ratings
Member Since: Aug 20, 2010
|77 79%||Shoot the Piano Player (1960) - Jul 10, 2020
"Rewatched. Kind of like Breathless' moodier, more pensive older sibling. Both were released in 1960 to very different acclaim. Evidently, this was the film Truffaut did when he couldn't figure out what to do with Breathless. He handed his ideas off to newbie Godard and the rest is legend. Aznavour's great in the lead but he's not as brash as Belmondo or Delon or Leaud so he's easy to overlook. Still he may have been a bigger star than any of them in his day - news to me."
|27 6%||The Killer Elite (1975) - Jul 08, 2020
"Could be the blueprint for every Jason Statham movie ever made but played out at half speed so you can marvel at all the crap dialogue and crappier plotting. I'd never have thought a movie with James Caan and ninjas could be this bad and this dull. Peckinpah was clearly dialing it in (and hanging the ever solid Caan out to dry.) Might have been better as a pilot for a Donald Bellisario TV show."
|83 89%||Having a Wild Weekend (1965) - Jul 07, 2020
"Dave Clark is a bit of a bore in the lead, but otherwise, this is a shockingly good English satire with standard slapstick comedy mixed in with some surprisingly bitter ruminations on modern life and missed opportunities. And that last shot is worthy of Fellini."
|40 15%||Mickey One (1965) - Jul 07, 2020
"A kitchen sink melodrama via the Nouvelle Vague. The movie looks and sounds great but whimsy should not be this heavy handed. There are enough moments scattered throughout to make it worth checking out if you're into mid-century experimental film (or a rabid Warren Beatty fan) but otherwise, it's a real slog."
|25 5%||Double Jeopardy (1999) - Jul 06, 2020
"Stupid, watered-down fluff from what used to be film noir. Why am I not surprised this made $180 million at the box office. Check out One False Move, or Last Seduction, or Bound instead."
|45 21%||All Neat in Black Stockings (1969) - Jul 04, 2020
"Haven't seen Alfie with Michael Caine but suspect this movie was born out of its success. Not bad, but really depends on whether you want to spend an hour or 2 with a repellent cad, all of whose life's joys become obstacles when he falls for virginal Susan George. All Neat's mostly unpleasant comedy and queasy melodrama, always too affected to be bought, but does find its way to an amusing ending. Add 20 points whenever the incomparable George is on screen. And RIP Henry - helluva way to go."
|23 5%||Mrs. Brown, You've Got a Lovely Daughter (1968) - Jul 03, 2020
"Local colour and a stuffed polar bear can't save this miserable film. An Allen Klein production."
|78 81%||A Shot in the Dark (1964) - Jul 02, 2020
"Although it's just a quick-turnaround parody of Poirot meant to take advantage of the unexpected popularity of Sellers' performance in Pink Panther, this is still the best in the series. Sellers, Lom, and Kwouk are all brilliant. Some of the scenes work better than others but it's all fun."
|27 6%||Cobra (1986) - Jul 01, 2020
"Wow! Totally forgot about John Cafferty and the Beaver Brown Band. Cool photography and fetishistic design aside, this Stallone vanity project is basically a really dumb attempt to turn First Blood inside out. Why?! But great to see Brian Thompson (alien bounty hunter from x-files) as a wacky maniac. James Woods' Cop movie may have been making fun of Cobra... but I'm not for sure. "
|81 87%||All the President's Men (1976) - Jun 23, 2020
"Where my Martha Mitchell at?"