Film Freak - 957 Film Ratings
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Location: CA, USA
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|65 42%||Happy Christmas (2014) - Jan 17, 2021
"This is only 7 years old but already feels like it's from a past era. Joe Biden bring back mumblecore"
|75 69%||Clouds of Sils Maria (2014) - Jan 15, 2021
"A fiercely pretentious, academic maze of celebrity culture, high art vs. low art, and meta-commentary that I couldn't even begin to unravel in 500 characters. Lines of dialogue ricochet up and down between real-world context, the imaginary play (of which we only get small excerpts that must be reassembled from the analysis), and the actresses in between. Juliette Binoche cackling at the stupidity of superhero movies is how I'm trying to be in 2021."
|60 32%||I Shot Jesse James (1949) - Jan 15, 2021
"It sure is a throwaway B-movie. You can already start to see Samuel Fuller's affinity for studying the living breathing American mythos though."
|70 55%||Shock Corridor (1963) - Jan 13, 2021
"Was any Hollywood-era director nearly as ambitious as Samuel Fuller? Not unlike his protagonist, Fuller treads the fine line between genius and insanity, taking aim at the American empire, entrenched racism, the Red Scare, and the war machine, all within the walls of a mental hospital. It doesn't entirely work but you have to respect the ambition. Beautifully filmed as well, such sharp B&W and silhouettes everywhere. "
|60 32%||Antoine et Antoinette (1947) - Jan 12, 2021
"Competent version of the age old lottery ticket drama. A bit thin though, like a short film stretched into a feature-length."
|60 32%||Color Out of Space (2020) - Jan 11, 2021
"The CGI composition of the alien color was a bit too hectic to deliver on what the poster promises. Made me wish I was watching Annihilation instead. Can't tell if Nic Cage is giving an intentionally brilliant manic performance or shitposting, which in itself is pretty brilliant. Wish I could have had my ears blown out by Colin Stetson's score in the theater."
|55 25%||Les Amants de Montparnasse (1958) - Jan 10, 2021
"Occasional flashes of Ophuls greatness, but they're few and far between, and it's hard to care about the melodrama."
|60 32%||The Good Thief (2002) - Jan 09, 2021
"The dialogue is, at best, a pale imitation of Melville's effortless elegance, so it's all up to Nick Nolte's regal performance and the photography of silhouettes and wafting cigarette smoke against a deep blue night."
|90 96%||The Hole (1960) - Jan 08, 2021
"Together with A Man Escaped and Rififi, perhaps the ultimate trio of methodological crime films. Every prolonged shot of chiseling cement, filing metal, walking through corridors, and looking through peepholes builds tension, not because you fear a sudden twist, but because the stakes of the prison break are inherently exciting, and Becker is squeezing every bit of potential out of the idea. The one shot at the end (you know the one) made my heart drop like a rock. "
|60 32%||Guilty of Romance (2011) - Jan 08, 2021
"Accepting the emotional detachment and economic necessity of sex work results in liberation, yet the stigma around sex work makes it an inherently emotional job. Mostly though I just be thinking about how there's a Japanese Adam Driver in this."