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Cinema Addict - 1001 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 19, 2010

Location: Australia

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82 77% Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019) - Aug 17, 2019
"First of all, great casting of Timothy Olyphant. 2nd, this is the least violence I think I've seen in a Tarantino film, but when there are bursts of hyper-aggression it's like going back to something homely and familiar like The Shire in the LOTR films, except someone's head is being caved in, which is an interesting reaction to have conjured. 3rd, Tarantino has a film career long enough, he is referencing his own work. In this instance used as a foreshadowing tool predicting how things wrap up."
64 36% Addio zio Tom (1971) - Aug 11, 2019
"why is this film my 1000th review on this site?"
61 31% Triple Frontier (2019) - Aug 10, 2019
"Plays out like a super consolidated rendition of the Spanish conquests of the Americas in a really abstract and inaccurate way. The 3 characters that weren't played by Affleck or Isaac blended into each other by the end. Overall, well shot, fairly realistic, not quite The Counsellor bleak and a few shades less gritty than the Sicario films. "
43 19% Alita: Battle Angel (2019) - Jul 26, 2019
"Completely superficial script with no interest in engaging an audience older than it's target market. The boyfriend subplot had a pay-off but was a slog to set up & the way they talked to each other felt like the script was in a foreign language and the words they were using was the realllly simplified subtitled translation... Positives - the animation & choreography keep the film's head just above water..annoyingly the film doesn't actually end as well."
66 39% Tsukiji Wonderland (2016) - Jul 22, 2019
"I could watch that one guy slice through Tuna with a sword all day. TW covers almost every angle of the Tsukiji fish market from the auction house to the channel of sellers to their clapping routine down to the guy who provides the ice to keep the fish fresh. Segmented in a non-linear way with no smooth segues from topic to topic, almost like the film was several 10 minute episodes. That said, I didn't mind that they got distracted with some fine dining food prep/ food porn footage along the way"
81 75% The Terror (2018) - Jul 09, 2019
"A lot going on here. The reluctant captain with a tangible arc, monkey gum disease, era diving and some Inuit spirituality to keep you on your toes. Which leads me to the main takeaway - always eat people's soles."
86 86% Our Planet (2019) - Jun 30, 2019
"Attenborough comes out with his most harshly worded series as he inches closer to the end of his time on Earth. Imploring humanity to spare the natural world further indignity and allow it a minute to revive itself. He signs off with a utopian vision in which he endorses man being eradicated by radiation, allowing for the resilience of the local fauna and flora to play out, reclaiming the land that was once rightfully theirs. That vision is current day Chernobyl."
82 77% After Life (2019) - Jun 22, 2019
"Recommended to watch alone, immediately after a break up and ideally with all pets housed with nominated carers. Highlight has to be the heroin purchase montage. Yea, I would have preferred the finale take a more depressing turn, but you get what you get. It was nice and bleak for the remainder. Are you ok Ricky?"
87 87% Chernobyl (2019) - Jun 22, 2019
"I appreciated the decision to not have any of the British actors attempt a Russian accent, only really when pronouncing character names/towns. This led to us getting to see the Scottish but really Russian mining crew chief getting shitty about having to dig through radioactive dirt, occasionally while naked. Big points for the make-up department as well, having lots of fun with radiation poisoning *blood trickles sporadically out of nose*."
69 45% The Warriors (1979) - Jun 22, 2019
"I'd enjoy what gangs would show up in a modern reboot. My picks would be a crypto-millionaire gang, armed drone gang, hipster microbrewer gang, militarised Bernie voters and a new-money-Chinese-tourist gang that simply shows up en-masse, pouring out of a giant tour bus until there is no space left in frame for anyone to move. "