Movie Buff - 308 Rankings
Member Since: Jan 23, 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."
|85 T9||A Man for All Seasons (1966) - Mar 15, 2017
"A convincing piece of historical fiction with some philosophical depth. Great casting, costumes, dialog, settings, themes. Has many memorable scenes including the logistics of boating around London which was novel to see in a film. There is some historical inaccuracy and it gets a bit dry from time to time. The characters lack significant arcs, but have well defined motivations and some depth which made their interactions interesting."
|39 T3||The Manchurian Candidate (1962) - Mar 08, 2017
"An intriguing plot, but riddled with major flaws. Massive plot holes, farcical situations and coincidences, some terribly conceived scenes and bizarre dialog keeps the story from being believable or taken seriously."