Movie Buff - 377 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 21, 2012
|73 18%||Mystic River (2003) - Jan 27, 2020
"Mystic River is an incredibly emotional film about loss, tragedy, trauma, and revenge. I had high hopes for a thought-provoking mystery film from Mr. Eastwood, but I was instead given an uncomfortable, exploratory plunge into the depths of the senseless nature of mankind, which was a little too trite for a movie with so much potential. Still, Mystic River is a moving piece. "
|79 29%||Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil and Vile (2019) - Jan 05, 2020
"This dramatization of the hunt for Ted Bundy tells the story from the perspective of his romantic relationship, and I found myself considering his potential innocence much like his partner did. The choice to tell the story in this manner was refreshing to those that know the true story well, though the execution falters here and there, especially in the first half."
|69 14%||Lord of War (2005) - Oct 09, 2019
"Lord of War promises a deep exploration into the psyche of an arms dealer, and somewhat succeeds, albeit with poor pacing and a mountain of clichés. The biggest problem, however, is the movie never tells the meaningful story you'd hope for."
|89 94%||Side Effects (2013) - Oct 07, 2019
"Side Effects is an unpredictable, masterfully crafted story that is easily among the best films by Soderbergh. This fascinatingly disturbing movie cannot be commented on much without taking away from its unsettling impact, but rest assured that's a must-see psychological thriller that pushes the genre to new heights."
|85 66%||Friday (1995) - Sep 12, 2019
"Friday is an analogue of Clerks - it's a movie about nothing more than hanging out on a front porch and dealing with everything that comes with being an immature young man in the hood. The movie delivers that premise with lots of humor, character, and a meaningful depiction of coming-of-age struggles."
|23 2%||Star Trek V: The Final Frontier (1989) - Sep 11, 2019
"Even without the endless barrage of terrible gags and cheesy dialogue, The Final Frontier has no clue how to tell a coherent, satisfying story."
|68 13%||Kingsman: The Secret Service (2015) - Sep 08, 2019
"Kingsman's over-the-top fun wears out its welcome, offering little of substance beyond ultra-violence and bland parody."
|86 76%||Enemy (2014) - Sep 07, 2019
"Enemy takes a somewhat intriguing premise and produces a disturbing, thought-provoking metaphor that is not easily explained but is easily enjoyed. "
|85 66%||Evil Genius: The True Story of America's Most Diabolical Bank Heist (2018) - Aug 17, 2019
"Disturbing, revealing, and endlessly engaging, Evil Genius tells a horrifying unreal story of unhinged collusion and execution."
|58 11%||The Disappearance Of Madeleine McCann (2019) - Aug 17, 2019
"This promising docuseries is largely as unsatisfying as the evidence uncovered in the case it explores. The promising and fascinating moments that occur are overshadowed by poor pacing, a baffling progression, and overly emotional exposition."