Movie Buff - 393 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 8, 2018
Location: CA, USA
Bio: i don't film
|85 87%||Raising Arizona (1987) - Jun 18, 2019
"I know this predates its namesake, but the term that comes to mind is Andersonian. "
|70 54%||Showgirls (1995) - Jun 18, 2019
"90s Prince slappers, shirtless Kyle MacLachlan, consistently great camerawork, peak midnight-movie neon colors, and a deconstruction of Hollywood's love of deconstructing Vegas glamour - every minute is gloriously batshit. Along with Freddy Got Fingered, one of the modern films most desperately in need of a serious critical reevaluation."
|65 40%||Blood Simple (1984) - Jun 17, 2019
"Decent debut for the Coen brothers. Great debut for Barry Sonnenfeld - the lighting in the darker scenes is especially accomplished."
|65 40%||Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) - Jun 17, 2019
"As a purely traditional heist adventure it's actually surprisingly solid. Don't get how people despise something so inoffensive. Would probably be a top 5 in the franchise if it didn't start throwing in all the obligatory morality. Just let the guy sell shit to war criminals, damn it"
|10 2%||Avatar (2009) - Jun 16, 2019
"Extreme racism aside, I literally don't understand how it's possible to make something that looks this bad. shit makes my eyes bleed."
|80 78%||Isle of Dogs (2018) - Jun 15, 2019
"Easily Anderson's most ambitious yet. Not all of it lands (oops, translation gimmick led to a white savior!) but the worldbuilding is enchanting and so busy. New little details in every scene. "
|65 40%||Fireworks, Should We See It from the Side or the Bottom? (2017) - Jun 15, 2019
"This had pretty much everything going against it - source material that doesn't understand how to write characters, an animation studio suffering from a crippling talent exodus, heavy reliance on CG with no sense of proper composition, etc - but it may be worth a look for fans of Nobuyuki Takeuchi's storyboards. His theatric layouts and striking use of flood lighting are a great fit for a fantastical story like this. Hopefully his departure from SHAFT leads to greater things. "
|70 54%||Minnie and Moskowitz (1971) - Jun 14, 2019
"Moskowitz's character sorta requires this to be a very male perspective-centered film, and I think there's something to be said about how Gena Rowlands's character comments on that toward the beginning when she muses about fictional film archetypes."
|80 78%||The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) - Jun 13, 2019
"Not his funniest film, nor his best set design, nor his most enchanting characters, but the shot composition is in a league of its own. It makes so much sense that an animatic of this was made beforehand."
|75 67%||Husbands (1970) - Jun 13, 2019
"While Faces revels in being artificial and unnatural, Husbands finds its discomfort from the fully exposed shittiness of its main characters. Beginning to think the only way to fully enjoy Cassavetes films is to get divorced a few times"