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Celluloid Junkie - 4396 Rankings

Member Since: May 18, 2006

Location: Finland

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65 T9 Either Way (2011) - Sep 19, 2017
52 T4 Aquarius (2016) - Sep 19, 2017
"I was really looking forward to this based on all the praise, but the film left me lukewarm. I didn't really feel that this story required it's massive run-time to tell the story and could have been seriously trimmed. It's biggest assets for me were the glimpses of Brazilian life, Sonia Braga's brave performance -- and as a fan of music of vinyl it was a joy how Clara's record collection was an integral part of the film."
60 T7 Irma Vep (1996) - Sep 19, 2017
57 T6 Personal Shopper (2016) - Sep 19, 2017
"Atmospheric mixture of drama and horror which will no doubt disappoint those looking for only one or the other. It could have benefited from a clearer focus and shorter run time, but still managed to keep me entertained. I liked the way it mixed horror elements with a commentary about our times, and making technology a big part of it. The FX are used sparingly but effectively. K-Stew does a fine job and should be applauded for selecting roles like this and bringing more attention to them."
38 T1 Bright Future (2003) - Sep 18, 2017
"Previously, I've enjoyed Kurosawa's "Pulse" and to a lesser effect "Creep", but this one left me cold. I respected how Kurosawa wanted to handle themes like alienation and generation gap, but the film failed to grab me. The overtly digital style was also distracting. One bright spot was to see Tatsuya Fuji in this. "
38 T1 The Dissidents (2017) - Sep 18, 2017
"Intriguing premise, but execution left a lot to be desired. Limited budget probably caused compromises with e.g. props & locations which then diminished the credibility. It was interesting to see Finland and Sweden through eyes of 80's Estonia when it was still behind the Iron curtain. Script could have used some more work as characters lacked depth and humor was very silly. Film also hinted at deeper themes with links to current refugees, but mainly avoided touching those questions."
63 T8 Finding Nemo (2003) - Sep 14, 2017
"I saw this in two parts which emphasized how fresh and inventive the first part was while the second one fell closer to average. Highlights for me were the submarine, medusa and shark scenes. The visual quality seemed to vary as well, with the already mentioned scenes still looking striking while some other scenes looking a bit outdated and close to CGI quality seen in TV nowadays. In the end it's a quality animated family film that should appeal to both young and old, but a bit over-rated."
68 T9 Frantz (2016) - Sep 13, 2017
"I haven't really been paying attention to director Ozon for a while, so this caught me by surprise. It's not as edgy as his early films or disposable as his latter pastiches, but a very skillful period piece that keeps you wondering where it's heading. It's part mystery, drama and romance with a sad undercurrent running through it that also seems relevant right now. The leads are very good and their faces that suit the exquisite (mostly) B/W photography. The music is beautiful and used wisely."
50 T4 A Summer Dress (1996) - Sep 13, 2017
55 T5 Ondine (2009) - Sep 13, 2017