Obdurate

obdurate
Celluloid Junkie - 3399 Film Ratings
Member Since: 26 Jul 2008
Location: Canada
Age: 39
Bio: I have a twitter: https://twitter.com/flickmetictyler
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Anything 51 and up is a recommendation, meaning you aren't wasting your time seeing it. Anything between 51-79 ranges from mediocre to very good. Anything 80+ is what I call a "Great Movie" and it's a must-see and is awesome to various degrees. Anything that's a 50 is something that I'm a fence sitter on (meaning I'm too useless to actually be able to make up my god damn mind) so it could go either way. 49 and under means you should avoid. Under 10 means I was probably raped by the movie or, at the very least, fondled. Despite the effort I've put into explaining my rating system, numbers are fairly often chosen at random (well, maybe my gut feeling) so I might actually like a movie I rated 75 more than an 85, I just really can't be bothered to go back and constantly re-do my ratings.

more Recent Ratings

80 67% Bad Boys: Ride or Die (2024) - Rated 23 Jul 2024
"I don't have a serious connection to this series. They're okay action movies with two leads that have good chemistry, and a few really cool scenes scattered throughout. And yet this one got to me. The action is not the most top-tier stuff in existence but it's a lot of fun, with kinetic camera angles that serve the action rather than smothering it. It's kinda funny. Their chemistry is still on point. I was most shocked by the fact that it actually got me emotionally. I really like this."
80 67% Regular Rabbit (2022) - Rated 22 Jul 2024
"The narration is superb, passionate, as it spins a tale about disinformation. The minimalist animation and the way innocence is contrasted with horrific imagery is great."
85 80% The King Tide (2023) - Rated 22 Jul 2024
"Wonderful examination of mob mentality/groupthink that's also a completely solid mystery/thriller with a twist later on that's easy to be shocked by despite the fact it's foreshadowed earlier. Also technically great with solid acting across the board, inspired directing that beautifully photographs the scenery while also making it menacing. Sparkes has some really cool shots that put it above a lot of other movies this year. Slow-paced by always interesting."
45 12% The Garfield Movie (2024) - Rated 22 Jul 2024
"I wouldn't recommend this because there are so many better animated movies but I don't think it's deserving of vitriol, despite it hijacking what Garfield actually is and turning it into a heist movie. The animation is very basic, uninspired. Pratt is fine. Odie is adorable. There are two reasons why it's not awful: there's a surprising amount of heart and this is entertaining enough for children, who it's meant for. Oh wait, there's a third... baby Garfield. Very cute."
85 80% Thelma (2024) - Rated 22 Jul 2024
"Mentioning scammers scamming grandmas in the premise hints at what this movie does best, but ultimately, it comes across like it's just going to be funny. And it is that. It has some great, clever jokes. But what the premise doesn't prepare you for is a really touching examination of getting old (along with how shitty scammers are) and how that not only impacts the senior, but their family as well. Squibb is great, handling the comedy and deeper emotional elements well. Roundtree's good too."
65 29% The Primevals (2023) - Rated 21 Jul 2024
"You would never say that this is a great movie. Tons of exposition, people coming to realizations obscenely fast, even though they are facing something unheard of, bad acting, and some pacing issues. And yet, the way it unraveled, the sense of discovery where I couldn't wait to see what comes next, the stop motion animation, and the sad part with the yeti in the colosseum... it's entertaining."
85 80% Kingdom of the Planet of the Apes (2024) - Rated 20 Jul 2024
"About on par with Rise. It's lesser than the two Reeves movies in all ways but that doesn't mean any of it is bad. It's the opposite because Ball overachieved. It's pretty, good story, fun action. You can see the pain on their faces when ape or human are forced to kill their own kind. It's also a testament to the last trilogy that Caesar was written so well that he is able to loom over everything emotionally like he does. This continuation is off to a good start."
75 54% The Real Bros of Simi Valley: The Movie (2024) - Rated 15 Jul 2024
"I've never watched the show so I know there's gags I'm missing out on, but even still, I quite enjoyed this. It's funny, that's about all I really expected or needed from it. I love Tatro in satire and this kind of comedy because he's such an endearing shithead/goofball. And even though Deutch is only a bit character, I will watch anything she's in until the day I die. Lovely."
95 97% The Bikeriders (2023) - Rated 09 Jul 2024
"Slow burns are what Nichols does, and this is another great example. Holistically, it's an amazing film. What I mean is, you could point to all the ways in which it's great, but I don't think any of this is "best of the year" material. But god damn, put it all together and you have a film that feels more like life just happening in a good way. Also, I think the way it explores masculinity is smart. Even though little really happens, it's always gripping."
55 18% A Family Affair (2024) - Rated 01 Jul 2024
"Entertaining, not much else to say, really. Isn't the best of its kind by any means, though seeing Kidman is always nice and this is a charming performance from Efron, who is slowly winning me over. Oh yeah, and I know King's character was supposed to be self-centered, but my god was she ever annoying. Like, "yeah we get it, now it's starting to hurt the story" levels of annoying."