Cinema Addict - 1900 Film Ratings
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|76 91%||The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel (2017) - Mar 08, 2019|
|57 59%||Captain Marvel (2019) - Mar 08, 2019
"Another well-made Marvel movie. It's impressive that they're able to push out this consistency of above-average quality. Granted, that means it doesn't rise to the level of something incredible or special, but I once again found myself having a good time during a (10th) Marvel origin story. Brie Larson and the body-snatching Skrulls are nice additions to the Universe, and young Sam Jackson, post-mortem Stan Lee, and the flerken are fun surprises."
|46 36%||Greta (2018) - Mar 01, 2019
"This movie begins with an intriguing premise and convincingly ramps up from drama to suspense to thriller to horror. Unfortunately, at some point the writers seem to lose their way, and all choices and consequences start to be completely incomprehensible. It's almost like they wrote the ending they wanted first, then went back and wrote the beginning. Once they realized the two didn't connect at all, they said "Screw it" and just threw it together. A disappointing conclusion to a fun ride."
|56 56%||Bao (2018) - Feb 25, 2019|
|52 47%||Fighting with My Family (2019) - Feb 24, 2019
"Better than I expected. I was prepared for the cliched, truth-exaggerated sports story. I was not prepared for how harrowing it would be. Zak’s parallel story of being trapped in a poverty-ridden existence with no acknowledgement or opportunity adds weight to the proceedings. His realization and acceptance are nearly triumphant as Paige’s title match."
|36 21%||Lemony Snicket's A Series of Unfortunate Events (2004) - Feb 24, 2019|
|48 40%||The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (2019) - Feb 20, 2019
"Doesn't really maintain the magic of the first one, despite keeping an almost identical plot and an even higher level of pop cultural references. I think the truth is most apparent in the songs - "Everything Is Awesome" was an unrestrained passionate bolt of magic. "Catchy Song" and "Everything's Not Awesome" both try to bottle that in different ways, but are both a little too self-aware this time around and can't really recapture the same charm."
|53 49%||Isn't It Romantic (2019) - Feb 20, 2019|
|61 68%||Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961) - Feb 17, 2019
"Holly Golightly vacillates between intriguing and horrible but Aubrey Hepburn is sublime. Honestly might have enjoyed this even more if it weren’t for Mickey Rooney’s shockingly racist landlord butting in at inappropriate times for comedic relief."
|75 90%||Before Sunset (2004) - Feb 16, 2019|