Celluloid Junkie - 2661 Film Ratings
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|77 82%||Toy Story 4 (2019) - Oct 14, 2019
"Pixar delivers again, although the charm of this world is definitely wearing thin by this installment. Forky, Ducky, Bunny, and Duke Caboom were all really great additions with a lot of laughs."
|51 19%||Tinker Bell and the Legend of the NeverBeast (2014) - Oct 14, 2019
"I'm always annoyed more than I should be when a spin-off has a title that doesn't make sense except from a marketing perspective, like how Tinker Bell is just a side character here. Anyway, it's decent but not fun enough to sustain its full run time. Some good voice performances elevate it slightly above a standard straight-to-video release."
|66 53%||Nikki Glaser: Bangin' (2019) - Oct 08, 2019
"This is about as one-note as you can get in a comedy special; it's one hour of exclusively jokes about Glaser's sexual experiences and insecurities. But there's a single metric by which comedy specials should be judged and that is whether or not they are funny. At times hilarious, but at least consistently chuckle-worthy throughout. So this gets my seal of approval."
|65 50%||Aladdin (2019) - Oct 07, 2019
"The absolute biggest surprise was that Will Smith was great here. They wisely remade the character for Smith instead of just having Smith try to capture the magic of Robin Williams' iconic performance. Massoud and Scott were also well cast and had some nice chemistry. The set design and costuming really added to the fantastic and fun feel. My biggest complaint is that the musical arrangements sounded like karaoke backing music and were a real bore."
|72 69%||Chungking Express (1994) - Sep 30, 2019
"I connected with this one quite a bit more than In the Mood for Love, even though the later effort felt a little more mature in its direction and composition. But here, the characters hit that perfect mix of quirky enough to be interesting, but grounded enough to be relatable and recognizable. The first story does a little better job of setting the atmosphere, but the second story is more enjoyable overall due to the more satisfying arc."
|63 45%||In the Mood for Love (2000) - Sep 30, 2019
"I guess the (understandable) reason that people seem to love this is that Kar-Wai excels in his use of the cinematic language to tell the story. But I cannot say that I enjoyed this, largely due to the incredibly deliberate pacing."
|50 17%||See You Yesterday (2019) - Sep 30, 2019
"[Didn't finish] It feels like they were actively trying to hit all the tropes of a hood movie and of a time travel movie. The combination of these genres had potential for feeling like something new, but instead it ends up feeling derivative and inhabited by several two-note characters that aren't interesting enough to care about."
|85 94%||Fleabag (2016) - Sep 23, 2019
"Undoubtedly the best use of breaking the 4th wall I've seen, and especially with what it hints at in the second season. I can't really put into words why this show works so well, but it starts with writing that is so witty and so tragic. Waller-Bridge, Clifford, and Colman play their parts to absolute perfection. I just finished it and already feel like I need to watch the whole thing again, and that's really the best praise you can give something."
|78 84%||Booksmart (2019) - Sep 09, 2019
"I really appreciated the way that almost every character felt too over the top character-y, but somehow also still very real at the same time. Wilde's direction was bold, leading to some definite misses, but even more big hits."
|62 42%||I Am Mother (2019) - Sep 06, 2019
"It starts out with a nice premise and develops into a great little guessing game. It's pretty simple and economic, but it's also competent and generally well-executed."