Flick Fan - 69 Film Ratings
Member Since: Sep 4, 2020
|9 88%||I Am Suzanne! (1933) - Dec 29, 2020
"If there were a cinematic dictionary, where each film were assigned to an adjective, then allow me to introduce you to the entry under "bizarre." Follies-type star Harvey joins a marionette theater after a debilitating accident where she learns to stand up for herself, but not before being put on trial by a crowd of nightmarish puppets out for blood. And then she dances through Hell for the big finale. Did I mention it's a musical? If this is your kind of thing, do not miss it."
|10 97%||Trouble in Paradise (1932) - Dec 29, 2020
"Utter perfection inventive, fast, and funny. The scene with the clock? Come on."
|7 61%||They Won't Believe Me (1947) - Dec 29, 2020
"Thrilling film noir, very James M. Cain, with several exciting twists. Johnson, as the anti-hero's wife, is superb."
|6 46%||Lady in the Dark (1944) - Dec 29, 2020
"Opulent art direction dresses up meandering story of magazine editor prone to revealing, pageant-like dreams. Weird to watch a musical with 1.5 songs, but certainly a curio."
|9 88%||They Won't Forget (1937) - Dec 20, 2020
"Impressively tough South vs. North story of a trial where personal interests and longstanding resentment outweigh the search for actual justice. Issues of prejudice are somewhat breezed over in the plot involving the Black witness, but otherwise ring resonantly today. Rains is plausibly over the top as the blowhard prosectuor and Dickson turns in a terrific, tragic performance as the accused's wife."
|5 34%||Alien: Covenant (2017) - Dec 12, 2020
"Decent follow up to PROMETHEUS has oodles more yucky thrills and a nifty final twist, but can't quite match its immediate predecessor in terms of haunting creepiness, nor match the first two films in the series for visceral special effects magic."
|6 46%||Prometheus (2012) - Dec 11, 2020
"I know she works regularly, but honestly, how did Noomi Rapace not become a HUGE star after this? She's so versatile and expressive and unique, it's a pleasure to watch her do anything, even (especially?) getting an alien abortion."
|8 76%||Make Way for Tomorrow (1937) - Dec 10, 2020
"Some overdoing of old-age acting aside, this is a remarkably restrained film about two elderly parents who are tossed aside by their adult children with various degrees of nonchalance. As insightful, sensitive, and character-driven as the best of Todd Haynes, and as unflinchingly tragic too."
|4 24%||The Dead Don't Die (2019) - Dec 10, 2020
"Droll zombie movie starts to wink at meta-ness but never really pays off or differentiates itself enough from the fold, though Swinton is wonderfully odd."
|7 61%||I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) - Dec 05, 2020
"Surreal, psychological examination of loneliness, relationships, and the fears we all have about aging. Treads some similar territory as 'Eternal Sunshine' but certainly stands alone; what could've been smug intellectualism is elevated by terrific performances, gorgeous photography, haunting music, and genuine insight. And personally, how can you not love a movie that doesn't just love musicals, but features an entire dream ballet?"