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Celluloid Junkie - 4401 Rankings

Member Since: May 18, 2006

Location: Finland

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60 T7 The Cat Returns (2002) - Oct 21, 2017
"Simpler and more straight-forward than Miyazaki's films, it's a minor film in Ghibli's resume, but still a fun animation for the whole family. At 75mins It doesn't overstay it's welcome. "
60 T7 Dragonheart (1996) - Oct 09, 2017
65 T9 It (2017) - Oct 06, 2017
""It" mixes adventure & horror in 80's setting. Same goes for Netflix's "Stranger Things"; both also share one of the leads. Period detail is spot on, cast is a perfect collection of fresh faces, cinematography is great and soundtrack sounds vintage without being too retro. It's biggest issue is that the horror part doesn't really work; maybe it's the use of CGI or cliched jump cuts, but it never really scared me. Still looking forward to the "Part II" which is a rare thing these days."
60 T7 In the Realm of the Senses (1976) - Oct 03, 2017
63 T8 Pleasures of the Flesh (1965) - Oct 03, 2017
"At first this seems to be a thriller in the vein of Hitchcock, but quickly turns into a dark and suicidal tale of sexual obsession. It shares themes with Oshima's better known In the Realm of Senses, but at least after 1st watch I actually preferred this one. As a 60's film it's very daring, but still without any nudity. The editing and photography resembles French New Wave, yet with a very Japanese feel. I felt that the episodic nature kept it from becoming even a better film. "
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. "