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Cinema Addict - 1255 Film Ratings

Member Since: Dec 1, 2009

Age: 29

Gender: Male

Bio: I am a father of three and married to my best friend. Beyond my family my passion is cinema and writing. Two things I hope to combine into a career one day. For right now raising my kids, being home with my family and staying immersed in the world of pop culture takes a lot of time but I love it.
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65 18% Joy (2015) - Dec 24, 2015
"It was too messy right from the opening scene, the narrative did not fit the tone of the film. It swayed from comedy to needlessly dark subject matter and back but never allowed the pivotal scenes to grow the main character. Lawrence did what she could with the lead character but it was not her best work. This film lacked any substantial reason to cling to the premise and want to know what happens next. It told a very simplistic story, but one that never strayed away from convention. "
97 94% Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) - Dec 02, 2017
"Immediately engaging thanks to the terrific cast lead by McDormand and Harrelson. Three Billboards outside Ebbing Missouri is one of the most complete film packages of 2017. Shocking, darkly comedic and filled with twists this film has to be a contender for best picture. McDormand commands the screen in a way that makes moments of the film hard to accept and Harrelson offsets her to help solidify a tour de force performance. As it progresses it becomes unpredictable and tells a brilliant story."
98 96% Joker (2019) - Oct 06, 2019
"A slow burner of a descent into madness as his mind cracks and society decays around him, Phoenix's Fleck is disturbing and delusional. Fully immersed in a world of chaos and confusion, Phoenix offers up a complete transformation that very few have ever accomplished before him. It should leave you uncomfortable as you watch someone's brain splinter and lose grip on reality due to a mental illness.It's title refers to a character, the content gives criticism on how society handles mental illness "
98 96% Black Mass (2015) - Sep 30, 2015
"Johnny Depp is in top form and that proves to easily be the films biggest asset. With all these Hollywood players playing real life gangsters and FBI agents this film just keeps adding layers of depth that make it such an engaging and tense film. Depp once again proves he is much better with 3 dimensional characters and should stick to powerhouse performance like this one. Its still early yet in 2015 for films, but this has all the makings to be one of my top 5 films of the year. "
80 53% American Sniper (2014) - Jan 19, 2015
"This plays out like a typical war film. Build up the American hero aspect from the beginning, only to have the tribulations of war create a change in persona which allows for the climax to be about finding himself upon his return state side. It's American heroism designed to show us how being a part of this war has an affect on people. Cooper is great in the lead role, perhaps not stand-out but not a performance to overlook either. This is one of those films that does little to change the game."
99 98% Creed (2015) - Dec 02, 2015
"Creed is one hell of a film from start to finish. Immediately we are given a reason to connect with Adonis Johnson . Full of heart, courage and determination, Creed exemplifies how hard work can pay off. Jordan is a phenomenal young actor and this is the best work from Stallone in years. Jordan shows great chemistry with Stallone, calling Rocky Unc most of the film. It was the tender moments he shared with Rocky and leading lady Tessa Thompson that really showed his range and vulnerability."
88 74% Sully (2016) - Jan 04, 2017
"Tom Hanks is once again delightful to watch, a man with enourmous talent continues to be brilliant and Sully is immediately that much better for it. Add in Clint Eastwood as the director and this is a tailor made film with a grounded central premise that will allow you to be both entertained and learn a few things too. It's an easy film to like as Sully is a lead worth rallying behind and an actor like Tom Hanks just accentuates that with ease. "
95 91% The Wire (2002) - Feb 17, 2018
"One of the most compelling and realistic cop dramas of all time because the scope was much wider than most shows of the same nature. This is a story of both sides, the ones avoiding the law and the low key slow burn approach to build a solid case. The acting is terrific over the course of the 5 season run as each character weaves a poignant and gritty narrative of life of law and crime on the streets of Baltimore. "
83 60% The Ghost Writer (2010) - Mar 20, 2010
"A film that prides itself on keeping focused on a simple story rather then getting out of hand. There are some fine peformances in this film, and there is some tension as the secrets build and the story unravels. Brosnan is really good in this film and personally I wish he would have been in a tad more scenes. Ewan Mcgregor as well gives off a fine performance in what could have become a mess. Thrilling, intense and real and that is all you can ask for."
96 93% The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - Mar 29, 2014
"Full of vibrant Wes Anderson style, The Grand Budapest Hotel comes alive thanks to the grand cast full of diverse characters and intriguing set pieces. Fiennes delivers one of his most rounded performances in years and it truly is captivating. Wildly humorous at times and full of dark imaginative wit, you will be sitting there at times completley entranced by the images displayed on the screen. Easily one of the best films in years, it is full of heart, soul and emotion. "