Movie Buff - 323 Rankings
Member Since: Jan 21, 2012
|89 T10||Whiplash (2014) - Dec 19, 2017
"Whiplash, a movie about an aspiring jazz musician and a merciless conductor, explores the unsettling line between motivation and abuse. It does so with intense sound, music, and J.K. Simmons' thrilling, horrifying performance. This movie viscerally chilled me to the bone, and in the end, provided the closure I thought I needed, until I realized I had more questions to ask myself and test my convictions."
|88 T9||The Disaster Artist (2017) - Dec 13, 2017
"The Room (2003) set a new standard for bad movies: the entire thing has an unmatched disconnect from reality. After watching it, I wanted to know how someone could possibly achieve such a marvel of anti-filmmaking. Greg Sestero's book "The Disaster Artist" gave me a glimpse into the curious mind of Tommy Wiseau. The film adaptation takes the same true story to a surprisingly inspirational and emotional place, and left me convinced that Sestero and Wiseau really did achieve their dream."
|86 T8||The Big Sick (2017) - Nov 16, 2017|
|20 T1||Lady in the Water (2006) - Nov 15, 2017
"A fairy-like creature ("narf") appears at an apartment complex, hunted by "scrunts". Nothing really fantastical happens, except for the scrunts showing up and freaking everyone out. The movie revolves around the protaganist(s) trying to figure out which roles the apartment tenants play in helping the narf. Why do we care? We don't. There's no gravity to anything. The dialogue is preposterous. The movie pokes fun at itself, which only introduces awkward levity to an already hollow premise."
|86 T8||Wonder Woman (2017) - Sep 30, 2017|
|86 T8||When Harry Met Sally... (1989) - Sep 19, 2017|
|89 T10||The Wave (2008) - Apr 05, 2017|
|75 T2||Resident Evil: The Final Chapter (2017) - Mar 20, 2017
"The last entry in the Resident Evil series is much more grounded and serious than most of the other films (which isn't saying much). However, the tension, action, and gory, zombie-killing violence is all there. On top of that, the acting and dialogue aren't nearly as bad as previous outings, though there were still some laughable moments. In the end, I'm tempted to call The Final Chapter a legitimately good film, and fans of the series will undoubtedly be pleased."
|74 T2||Resident Evil: Retribution (2012) - Mar 19, 2017
"Resident Evil: Retribution is somehow more over-the-top than its predecessors, in nearly every way, though it's closest to Resident Evil: Afterlife. If you think too hard about anything that happens in this movie, you may be disappointed. However, besides the insane, stupid, manic, silly action that ensues, Retribution makes things a notch more interesting with a very "meta" and twisty plot that may be cliche, but differentiates this entry just enough."
|73 T2||Resident Evil: Afterlife (2010) - Mar 19, 2017
"While the previous entry in the Resident Evil series took on a more cinematic and even serious tone, Afterlife is hopelessly cheesy and violently ridiculous. It's so over-the-top that it puts the first two movies to shame, and I think the preposterous corniness of it all actually helps it, providing laughs when silly and dumb characters suffer horrible deaths due to hesitation or betrayal, and bludgeoning the viewer with impossible action. So... not so much out of tune with classic zombie films."