Cinema Addict - 1118 Film Ratings
Member Since: Dec 1, 2009
Bio: I am a father of two 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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|90 82%||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."
|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."
|88 74%||Sully (2016) - Jan 03, 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. "
|86 69%||Straight Outta Compton (2015) - Oct 28, 2015
"When a film takes on a real life story with grit, emotion and raw power you expect nothing but straight realism. The moments created for this to appear more Hollywoodized is what stops it from becoming one of the best films of the decade and just another above average biopic. It does a phenomenal job of recreating a young N.W.A and the era they grew up in, but the omissions and changes to character structure are too big to ignore and that stops this film from being the best film of 2015"
|98 96%||Joker (2019) - Oct 05, 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 "
|65 19%||Joy (2015) - Dec 23, 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. "
|85 66%||Aladdin (2019) - Sep 20, 2019
"Will Smith doesn't quite reach the levels of eccentricity that Williams brought to the role but it is still a fun take. This movie had heart, chemistry between the two leads and a story that definitely allowed for the outlandish and for a core to be formed. The visuals at times felt a bit over the top and haphazardly done to keep it three dimensional worthy. It took away from the realism set against the fantasy. At times it took away the heart of the film and replaced it with a created image. "
|80 54%||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."
|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."
|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. "