Movie Buff - 350 Film Ratings
Member Since: Feb 2, 2018
Location: Virgin Islands, U.S.
Bio: Cinema is a thing that I enjoy.
||Good Boys (2019) - Aug 18, 2019
"The prepubescent counterpart to Superbad and Booksmart. It never manages to be quite as witty as Superbad nor as clever as Booksmart. It's crude for the sake of being crude, and it hits all the low hanging shock value fruit you'd expect to. Still, as long as you leave the high horse you came in on outside, you'll find yourself having laughs throughout. Like Booksmart, it manages to convey a wholesome heartfelt message despite it's obnoxious crass style. It's nothing special, but it's a fun romp."
||The Art of Self-Defense (2019) - Aug 04, 2019
"A quirky deadpan comedy laden with statements about toxic masculinity and feminism. At times these messages feel condescendingly heavy-handed, but it manages to cleverly approach the subject matter. Jesse Eisenberg is just Jesse Eisenberg, but still maintains the charm that has kept him in movies for this long. The foreshadowing tho is too obvious and for all of it's preaching it fails to take a firm stance at the end of Eisenberg's character arc. It had potential to be more, but it's still fun."
||Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Jul 29, 2019
"In what will probably be the most divisive film of the year, Tarantino delivers his signature style of filmmaking, but he tries balancing too many elements at once. It lacks identity. The script wanders all over the place until it reaches an inevitable Tarantino bloody climax. It's pacing has all the nuance of a parabola, starting strong in the first act, lulling the audience to sleep in the second, and then suddenly spiking back up again at the end. Oh, and we get it Quentin, you like feet. "