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Film Freak - 891 Film Ratings

Member Since: Dec 1, 2009

Bio: I am a huge fan of film and television, I watch as many films as possible. I am a writer, I write poetry, stories and I have recently began working on my first screenplay. I am passionate about someday being a screenwriter or Director. I love the film industry. I also like to review films and look at them as deeply as I possibly can, so that I can have discussions with others who have seen the same movie.

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83 61% 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."
95 90% 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. "
90 81% Contagion (2011) - Oct 10, 2011
"A very well developed movie, it takes epidemic movies and redefines how we view them. Contagion centers around the paranoia of those dealing with the disease. It does not become a Zombie flick, it tells the story of a disease that evolves, the trials and tribulations of trying to keep the panic to a minimum, all the while searching for a vaccine. Solid cast, Matt Damon and Laurence Fishburne were the particular stand outs, but the entire cast had a role to play and they all nailed it."
80 53% American Sniper (2014) - Jan 18, 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 20, 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."
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."
96 92% 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. "
90 81% Rise (2018) - Apr 18, 2018
"Rise is lead by the incredible musical and acting talent of its cast. Radnor is pure gold in the lead role and Auli`l Cravalho does a fantastic job of leading the younger cast. At times maybe the message of pushing ones comfort zone is a bit too preachy but it ultimately has a strong message worth conveying to an intelligent audience. Definitely has potential even moving beyond season 1 and my hope is to see where this story leads over a good 4 to 5 year run. "
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. "
84 62% 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."