Movie Buff - 473 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jan 8, 2018
Location: CA, USA
Bio: i don't watch film
|80 80%||The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) - Aug 19, 2019
"The most beautiful depiction of toxic masculinity ever."
|70 55%||Boogie Nights (1997) - Aug 18, 2019
"There's no one quite like PTA for turning one man's story into a sprawling city-wide epic."
|65 41%||Hard Eight (1996) - Aug 17, 2019
"PTA's debut is a less developed version of many of the themes he'd revisit later, almost entirely carried by its outstanding cast."
|70 55%||The King of Comedy (1983) - Aug 15, 2019
"The best Scorsese pics take a niche occupation and extrapolate it to discuss the human psyche - de Niro's deluded character here is all of our self-righteousness bursting forth in one long embarrassing bender."
|95 98%||Millennium Actress (2001) - Aug 14, 2019
"Life, as cinema, is the pursuit of fleeting moments of beauty."
|45 18%||Jaws 2 (1978) - Aug 13, 2019
"Some of it isn't even that far off from the first but that last hour is agonizing."
|70 55%||Silence (2016) - Aug 12, 2019
"I seem to be in the minority in finding this the most accessible of Scorsese's explorations of religion, but the clash of faiths and the lionization of rituals like the fumi-e definitely speaks to the very fundamentals of what makes a religion. Lots to think about, easily his most thought-provoking project."
|65 41%||Shutter Island (2010) - Aug 11, 2019
"Scorsese at his most Hollywood offers some crisp color cinematography and a plot that, while page-turning on first watch, probably stands no chance at holding up to scrutiny. Also, I think you might have to put me on the crazy people island because there's no way that was Elias Koteas and not Robert de Niro."
|70 55%||The Aviator (2004) - Aug 10, 2019
"It's a little hard to root for the billionaire but the story is engaging enough for 3 hours. Pretty lacking in any coherent visual style, but there's a couple cool moments like the bipack color bit."
|75 69%||The Hustler (1961) - Aug 09, 2019
"I prefer Scorsese's gritty take on the seedy underbelly of pool, but no denying there's a lot of charm in the classy facade here. A lot of the romance scenes were rather useless and felt like they were in the wrong film."