Movie Buff - 158 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 8, 2018
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Bio: i don't film
|80 67%||Reservoir Dogs (1992) - Dec 15, 2018
"Reminds me a bit of Mean Streets in how it's a relatively modest assertion of all the staples of Tarantino's style, for better or worse."
|95 96%||Before Midnight (2013) - Dec 12, 2018
""But if you want true love - this is it. This is real life. It's not perfect, but it's real.""
|50 14%||Goodbye Dragon Inn (2003) - Dec 11, 2018
"Now I love lingering shots as much as the next person but I'm pretty sure this was just 80 minutes of lingering shots chained together. Lots of food for thought tho."
|75 53%||Fires on the Plain (1959) - Dec 10, 2018
"Ichikawa's relentlessly pessimistic filmmaking is elevated by some seemingly contradictory gorgeous photography."
|85 81%||After the Storm (2016) - Dec 09, 2018
"A beautiful portrait of failure. There are so many profound lines of dialogue, and yet the characters never stop feeling human. Grandma's endlessly zealous accommodations, the son's aloofness hiding a quiet maturity and sadness, the futile desperation of the father - it's as if Koreeda took characters directly out of my life."
|75 53%||Grand Illusion (1937) - Dec 08, 2018
"Pretty ambitious approach to frame the entire war within vignettes of everyday life and civility with the enemy. The large cast of characters comes at the cost of weaker thematic coherence, though."
|80 67%||Forbidden Games (1952) - Dec 07, 2018
"The interplay between the constant presence of death and the trio of the bumbling patriarchs, the naive young lovebirds, and the whimsical children creates a strikingly unique image of life during the war."
|95 96%||Mirai (2018) - Dec 06, 2018
"The biggest step forward yet in the already storied career of Mamoru Hosoda. [Read Full Review]"
|60 22%||42nd Street (1933) - Dec 05, 2018
"Coasts off the almost surefire success of the backstage musical genre but pretty unremarkable otherwise."
|75 53%||The Big Sleep (1946) - Dec 04, 2018
"There's enough sleuthing and maneuvering here for an entire season of television, let alone a film under 2 hours. Nevertheless, no denying that it's a decently airtight mystery coated in a slick Hollywood noir style."