Cinema Addict - 1474 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jun 9, 2008
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
|55 61%||Coming Home in the Dark (2021) - Sep 28, 2021|
|55 61%||Bloody Hell (2020) - Sep 28, 2021
"Essentially Taxi Driver (1976) as moderately entertaining horror-comedy, maybe slightly closer to Schrader's ideology - violent redemption with or without transcendental style - but with just enough distance from conventional vigilante power fantasy to make me not hate it. You really want to save those crazy Swedes...?"
|30 16%||Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) - Sep 17, 2021
"The honest truth is that the Star Wars movies, all of them, were never better than mediocre. And usually worse. Essentially products for undemanding kids. That this is at all a controversial statement, let alone a view few express in public, feels like it must in some way be related to the interrelation of global US military and economic power and the definition of cultural value in marketability, merchandising and profit-fueled corporate expansion. I.e. the Empire lives."
|55 61%||Dead Set (2008) - May 12, 2021
"Not bad. (As satire or parody organised around a 'Big Brother'-style show goes, 'Sex House' is probably at least as dark and incisive.)"
|25 9%||Jurassic World (2015) - Feb 11, 2021
"Nihilists inviting children and the intellectually childlike to enjoy and see themselves in cheerful nihilism. Feels like extravagant potlatch but it made more wealth, so...cynical conformity which can barely be bothered to pretend. The basic question: why is there nothing instead of something?"
|40 35%||Happy Death Day 2U (2019) - Nov 16, 2020
"I know it's mostly a light-hearted affair, but the final moment of the mid-credit scene left somewhat of a bad, misogynistic taste in the mouth. Not since 'Game of Thrones' has a central redemption arc been so thoroughly and thoughtlessly smashed, making the protagonist an exact mirror of the killer roommate in the first film, in both motivations and actions, with something like glee. But coded as "cool". Zero awareness of any actual ironies though. "
|40 35%||Happy Death Day (2017) - Nov 16, 2020|
|45 45%||Train to Busan (2016) - Aug 28, 2020|
|40 35%||Peninsula (2020) - Aug 28, 2020
"As a member of the lumpen proletariat, I resent the suggestion that the only reason we want to take over post-apocalyptic cities is so we can invent new very dangerous sports."
|30 16%||Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù (1976) - Jun 01, 2020
"Interesting mostly because you see some people who would help elect Negri to the Italian Parliament, to get out of prison under parliamentary immunity and flee the country before the forces of order could reverse that law, ending up relatively safe thanks to the Mitterrand government and the intervention of Althussers and Guattaris and such. Cf. Angelo Panebianco, 'The Italian Radicals: New Wine in an Old Bottle', in the 1988 collection 'When Parties Fail: Emerging Alternative Organizations'."