Celluloid Junkie - 2702 Film Ratings
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|66 52%||Hustlers (2019) - Feb 18, 2020
"Nice and fun, but it's not without its faults. The ending really tried to shoehorn in some emotion that didn't feel earned or particularly justified by the rest of the story. But the meat of the story is engaging and, overall, worth checking out."
|78 84%||Uncut Gems (2019) - Feb 17, 2020
"The Safdie Brothers sure know how to induce stress. I have to really commend the sound design, which is so confusing and disorienting. Things just ratchet up more and more and more until you almost can't stand it. And, as has been said many times already, Sandler knocks it out of the park."
|73 72%||The Pharmacist (2020) - Feb 17, 2020
"[LIGHT SPOILERS] It's structured a little strangely, with the first 1.5 episodes focused on the son's murder and then the next 2.5 episodes entirely focused on the opioid issue. But it's handled well and presents its case well. I consider Dan Schneider an absolute and true hero. I will say, however, that the ending felt a little too optimistic given what we know about the Sacklers and how they have managed to almost entirely escape meaningful consequences despite judgments against them."
|86 95%||Our Planet (2019) - Feb 12, 2020
"Essentially a sequel to Planet Earth and Life, and equally good except for the fact that it's no longer quite as groundbreaking. There's also a greater focus on humanity's effect on our planet, but provides some nice optimism for how we might yet be able to save the environment."
|73 72%||Little Women (2019) - Feb 10, 2020
"I wasn't familiar with any previous incarnation or the book, so everything was new to me. There were some moments that felt very Hallmark-esque. And Pugh, though an otherwise fine actress, was just distracting in her 13 year old scenes. So while I started out quite bored by this, the characters really drew me in by the end and I enjoyed it quite a bit. Gerwig directing Ronan is a dynamite one-two punch. I'm really all in for anything that Gerwig is attached to."
|75 78%||Jojo Rabbit (2019) - Feb 10, 2020
"I thought this might be a little tiresome, but it turned out really great. Some of the comedy was totally brilliant and perfectly captured the movie's message, so it was thematically satisfying. Favorite part of the movie was mini Nick Frost, that kid was hilarious."
|62 41%||Bikram: Yogi, Guru, Predator (2019) - Feb 03, 2020
"Interesting and it's good to shine the light on this, but it's also nothing you haven't seen before."
|80 88%||1917 (2019) - Feb 02, 2020
"Happy I went to see this one in IMAX. It mixes great intensity and contemplation in a way that put you right in the trenches. And really fine acting all around. Finally, the single shot technique was insanely impressive (and a force multipier with the stunning production design), though I'm not sure it made the film any better than it would have been shot more traditionally. "
|75 78%||Cheer (2020) - Jan 31, 2020
"Don't be scared off by the subject, this is a fantastic series. I don't know what they did to get this, but pretty much all involved are earnest, open, and introspective. It ends up providing a truly intimate experience following these young men and women through a universally relatable experience."
|76 80%||Midsommar (2019) - Jan 29, 2020
"The photography was so stunning that it almost became ostentatious? But man, the atmosphere of this whole thing is just great. Aster uses every tool at his disposal to craft a perfectly unsettling and bizarre world, and in ways that I've never seen before. The ending felt a little bit deflating, but I'm sure part of that feeling is because I'm missing some things."