Movie Buff - 310 Rankings
Member Since: Jan 23, 2017
|42 T3||Knowing (2009) - Oct 15, 2017
"A mish mash of a bunch of half baked ideas, but it's generally entertaining and keeps your attention. Themes, tropes and style in parts reminded me of the X-Files. Could have been really good if they committed to just one or two themes and flushed them out."
|72 T8||Tucker & Dale vs Evil (2010) - Oct 10, 2017|
|19 T1||Watchmen (2009) - Jul 07, 2017
"Fascinating characters, setting and some captivating shots. Some of the worst acting I've ever seen, and some of the worst dialog I've ever heard. Character motivations are nonsensical, the disjointed narratives and oppressively bleak tone make this film a chore to watch."
|39 T3||Get Out (2017) - Apr 24, 2017
"Good acting, direction. Keeps your attention. One really good twist that takes your breath away. Unfortunately the tone sets you up to expect something smart and subtle, but it turns into schlock. This is less of a horror film, and more of a flimsy preamble to justify a gory multiple murder sequence. Wish there was some substance here, it makes you think it might be clever, but it's fairly cliche. Brainless, heavily reinforces artificial stereotypes."
|73 T8||The Adjustment Bureau (2011) - Apr 23, 2017|
|38 T3||Midnight in Paris (2011) - Apr 20, 2017
"A great conceit, but medicore story. The acting and dialog was poor, except for a few bright spots especially with Kathy Bates' character. The time travel mechanic hooks you but fails to deliver. What should have been intriguing becomes mildly infuriating. Odd note: casting for the characters in the past was spot on. Hemingway looks like Hemingway, etc. Casting for the modern day characters was bizarrely arian with 6 of 8 main characters being white blondes. "
|38 T3||8½ (1963) - Mar 24, 2017
"The unique staging, visuals and jarring structure make for many memorable scenes. Watching this film is kind of like looking at an M.C. Escher lithograph; you are puzzled for a moment, then fascinated as you take it in, then suddenly it gets old. Not enough substance for a film to stand on in my opinion. Mediocre story, unrewarding interactions, too much nonsense, etc."
|69 T7||His Girl Friday (1940) - Mar 18, 2017
"Would have been better if Cary Grant's character got what was coming to him."
|60 T5||Jumper (2008) - Mar 16, 2017|
|59 T5||Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) - Mar 16, 2017
"An epic and iconic adventure, but a bit too juvenile. Fun characters, but all caricatures. So many plot, logic, continuity and common sense holes that utterly ruin otherwise charming or exciting scenes. Utterly baffling logic throughout. The coat hanger sequence was the highlight. If it wasn't for the gore, would make for a great kids film."