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Cinema Addict - 1353 Film Ratings

Member Since: Dec 1, 2009

Age: 30

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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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. "
80 52% 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% The Perks of Being a Wallflower (2012) - Apr 21, 2013
"Never have I been so captivated by a coming of age story. This film had it all, from light hearted moments of friendshipand love, to very emotional scenes of abuse and depression. It is one of few films that actually gets growing up right, which is a tough thing to do for a film. It provides the three leads with powerful personalities and it soars from there thanks to three incredible and enaging performances from Lerman, Watson and Miller. A definite must see, you will not be disappointed."
92 87% The Hurricane (1999) - Jan 13, 2011
"For a while now I have found myself strangely attracted to the story of Rubin Carter. This film tells that story, and does such a fantastic job in doing so. Very raw with emotion and characterization "The Hurricane" captures the social injustices of American past. Washington is fierce in the lead role, capturing each and every layer of Carter's emotions with such convincing force. "
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."
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. "
90 82% Zack Snyder's Justice League (2021) - Mar 18, 2021
"This is the movie that we deserved. The unfiltered raw and real movie that Zack Snyder is accustomed to making. It dives deeper into the members that make up the team and gives them all an origin and plot threads that are worthy of continuation. This universe is not without flaws but damn it please continue this vision. It's just full of too much badass action and was way too much heart to end here. It's a world with an open ending so let's see where it goes. "
84 61% All the Money in the World (2017) - Mar 29, 2018
"Without Christopher Plummer coming in and excelling the way he did this film may have been half as good. We have no idea what the original vision for this role would have looked like, but Plummer alongside Wahlberg and Williams does his best to create tension. The film jumped all over the map and that hurt the message of the film. Still a quality film that does a good job shaping the narrative around the talents of the cast who create a stunning portrait of a true story."
80 52% Everything, Everything (2017) - May 22, 2017
"Everything, Everything tries to give you a little bit of just about everything, except for an ending that does really stay true to the overall tone of the movie. The "twist" involving her mother just felt like a nice way to wrap up a love story. Had they gone with the less severe form of the illness I feel like their love would have felt more engaging at the end. By the end their love had nothing to overcome and that was what you were lead to believe. That it could overcome all odds"