Celluloid Junkie - 2790 Film Ratings
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Location: Los Angeles, California, USA
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|68 56%||For a Good Time, Call... (2012) - Sep 17, 2020
"Has some really great laugh out loud moments and definitely makes the most of its premise. Both Miller and Graynor give fine performances and have a real chemistry with each other."
|65 50%||I'm Thinking of Ending Things (2020) - Sep 17, 2020
"Melancholy is one of my least favorite feelings. So how you do rate a film that so successfully achieves its goal of making you feel melancholy? In any event, there's so much great stuff here, but the car scenes and the ending (interpretive dance and on) just really dragged."
|63 44%||Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) - Sep 16, 2020
"I unfortunately didn't find Cleo to be a particularly interesting or engaging character. But damn, Varda sure directs the shit out of it. Perhaps I'd appreciate Cleo's crisis more on a second viewing."
|63 44%||Class Action Park (2020) - Sep 14, 2020
"It's certainly entertaining, but mostly for the sheer audacity of the park. There's not too much of a story or a point to this, other than to say how the fuck did this place exist?"
|76 80%||Free Solo (2018) - Sep 08, 2020
"A pretty _gripping_ documentary. It tackles some of the familiar territory of the psyche that comes with achieving a superhuman feat like this. It is also really interesting to see the filmmakers struggle with the ethics of even trying to make the film in the first place. I do wish there had been a little more "raw" footage of the climb itself."
|63 44%||Magic Camp (2020) - Sep 08, 2020
"School of Rock, but with magic! And that's not a bad thing. Adam Devine really fits this role and does a great job of propping up the kids for their comedy/magic/dramatic moments as well. Nothing groundbreaking here, but it's a nice way to spend a lazy afternoon after you had to cancel your camping trip due to wildfires at your campgrounds. And probably also in some other less specific circumstances as well."
|51 18%||Love, Guaranteed (2020) - Sep 08, 2020
"Feels like an idea that could have made for a good 3 minute comedy sketch, but it was stretched out to a full rom-com. That said, rom-coms don't need (and almost never have) solid plots if they are funny. But there's not even a ton of attempts at humor here, and even fewer successes."
|57 29%||The Frozen Ground (2013) - Sep 08, 2020
"There's a fundamental tension in these kinds of movies. Framed from the protagonist's POV allows for a mystery/suspense element. But that misses out on what makes this kind of story interesting--the depravity of the serial killer. I think that tension is really on display here, where it really doesn't do a great job of showing just how much of a monster this guy is. The best thing about the movie is its realization of the Alaskan wilderness."
|72 68%||Night on Earth (2020) - Sep 08, 2020
"The technical achievement is remarkable and really provides some amazing footage. The documentary fails to fully capitalize on the footage, however, by putting this together in a way that doesn't stand up to the (insanely high) standards that were set by Planet Earth."
|70 62%||Dead to Me (2019) - Sep 02, 2020
"The dark comedy here is really good. It's definitely heavier on drama than you might think from its marketing, and the drama does not always work. The narrative is fun and moves quickly, but it's also based on a neverending series of insanely huge coincidences."