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philamental

Cinema Addict - 1240 Film Rankings

Member Since: Aug 18, 2014

Location: Ireland

Bio: My rankings reflect how much I personally enjoy a film and how likely I will want to re-watch them. This is why some films that I can admit as being 'classics' will get low scores as I just didn't enjoy them and I don't feel a need to try and critique them objectively here.

more Recent Rankings
72 T6 Network (1976) - Jan 31, 2018
"Anchorman 2: The Dramatic Oscar Winning Cut"
72 T6 In the Name of the Father (1993) - Jan 31, 2018
"Very strong acting performances drive the telling of an important story in Irish history."
75 T7 Flushed Away (2006) - Jan 31, 2018
"I'm a big Aardman fan but watching a CGI version of their stop motion animation style just feels weird. At the same time the imagination and humour you would expect from Aardman are still present and there are elements there that will entertain viewers of all ages. Also a few bonus points for the slugs who are like prototype minions in their ability to steal their scenes they are in to great effect."
22 T1 Bridesmaids (2011) - Jan 31, 2018
"I'm clearly not the target audience for this. I didn't laugh, I didn't smile, I didn't care for the characters and started to play with my dogs on the couch while my wife continued watching by the end. I'm not going to get in to the 'women can/cant be funny' debate other than to say this comedy, full of these women, with this script ... isn't funny to me. "
73 T6 All the President's Men (1976) - Jan 31, 2018
"review pending"
74 T7 The Lives of Others (2006) - Jan 31, 2018
"review pending"
70 T6 Jason and the Argonauts (1963) - Jan 31, 2018
"One of the great classic family fantasy adventures primarily due to the pioneering stop motion model work from the legend that is Ray Harryhausen. I used to love this as a child, and even though the acting and clunky script are less palatable as an adult 30 years later, the creature work, especially Talos and the Skeleton Army, are still wonderful moments in cinema history."
63 T4 All Is Lost (2013) - Jan 31, 2018
"Solid drama memorable for an impressive one man show from Redford. Unfortunately a key strength of making the problems and solutions that the sailor encounters realistic and believable, is undermined notably by the less believable and unrealistic ending. Nonetheless this is a must see for anyone with an interest in sailing or outdoor survival."
41 T2 Free Fire (2017) - Jan 31, 2018
"Surprisingly poor. One of my main problems with FF is despite being set in a single location, little effort is made to establish the geography for the viewer so half the time you don't know who is where and how close they are to each other and/or places of interest. Another problem is how to make a 90 min shootout interesting? FF decides the best way is to allow everyone to get shot multiple times without dying. While an intriguing and stylish concept, FF misfires badly in it's execution."
57 T3 The Dark Tower (2017) - Jan 30, 2018
"I haven't read the book so have no personal reference point. However I'm aware of the scale of the book series and this seems to fall short of representing anything close to that. What we get here is a fairly generic action fantasy film. I felt like I was watching that Mortal Instruments movie from a few years back which probably says a lot. If I'm honest, I was intrigued at the bigger picture that is only hinted at here, so it's a shame we aren't likely to get a proper film series out of this."