Movie Buff - 247 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 8, 2018
Location: Berkeley, CA, USA
Bio: i don't film
|40 10%||Girl 6 (1996) - Feb 22, 2019
"All 40 points for the Prince soundtrack"
|70 47%||Fish Tank (2009) - Feb 21, 2019
"Lot of cool tracking and POV shots to really show everything through Mia's perspective. Ending seemed a bit uncertain but maybe I wasn't contexualizing it correctly. "
|80 76%||The Social Network (2010) - Feb 21, 2019
"My boy Fincher needs to stick to the nonfiction permanently. Surprised how well this held up on rewatch."
|70 47%||Gone Girl (2014) - Feb 19, 2019
"Fincher's hyper-technical style is ill-suited for any character drama which makes the first hour kinda awkward, but once it shows its hand and gets going it's pretty solid."
|75 63%||The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011) - Feb 18, 2019
"This feels like the closest Fincher's directing has gotten to the technical precision he achieved on Zodiac out of his fictional stories, but as is the case with the rest of them he's often left picking up plotholes. What even was that serial killer reveal."
|70 47%||Julien Donkey-Boy (1999) - Feb 17, 2019
"Korine's directing evokes cinema verite in its depiction of intertwined broken lives but also feels like a first-person glimpse into Julien's madness as he faces the irony of being the most normal part of his deranged family."
|70 47%||Gummo (1997) - Feb 15, 2019
"Even through all the disconnected scenes my mind kept going back to the establishing context of the tornado and how it sets the mood for a film that revels in showing a perversity and wretchedness that's already boiling over on the surface."
|75 63%||Summer (1986) - Feb 15, 2019
"Really loved the muted colors on rough film dampening all the picturesque vacation spots. The descent into disillusionment with society felt a bit awkwardly paced with all the smalltalk scenes early on but with a more meditative piece like this one that's obviously just a nitpick."
|75 63%||The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) - Feb 14, 2019
"Not really the kind of storytelling I'm looking for from a Cianfrance picture but there's no denying his style adapts well to all parts of this (so many great crossfades). Wonder what it is about Schenectady that inspires these sprawling multi-generational epics. Also I'm obviously gonna be a sucker for a credits roll set to a Bon Iver tune."
|75 63%||Clockers (1995) - Feb 13, 2019
"Really fascinating blend of heavily Scorsese-esque aesthetics and the classic Spike Lee portrayal of a broken yet intimate inner city."