Celluloid Junkie - 4154 Film Ratings
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|86 87%||Dial M for Murder (1954) - Feb 17, 2016
"Milland makes it feel like a one-man show the way he steals every scene. He's evil and smarmy and makes his villain so slick you want to root for him. The whole thing moves very naturally..the scheme isn't too far-fetched (and definitely has that "anyone can do it if they try!" spirit towards murder hitchcock likes to invoke) and the hiccups realistic rather than feeling like plot devices. "
|80 77%||The Wailing (2016) - Dec 13, 2016
"Dont want to say too much for fear of even mildly spoiling anything.Much like The Witch, the supernatural is treated as something "other" which cant be fully known or understood. The film builds slowly, with humor some might find odd but ib appreciated. It could have been tighter but i can't point to any one moment as something to def cut. It has the best exorcism scene i have ever seen. The end wraps up the "other" theme nicely by strongly pulling faith into the equation. Chilling final scenes."
|65 46%||Body Bags (1993) - Nov 14, 2016
"There are those of us who just have it in our blood to need a cameo filled horror anthology primarily directed by John carpenter as the man himself guides us through with funerary dad jokes. The hair segment is truly a must see bit for anyone still on board after my first sentence. The other two less so, but still...cameos."
|80 77%||22 Bullets (2010) - May 30, 2014
"i like reno, i like revenge, perfect combination. thought it would be a straight up revenge flick, it throws a few subplots on top of it to keep it fresh, moves at a faster pace than most revenge movies. great for when the mood strikes."
|75 68%||She (1982) - Apr 22, 2015
"i mean really this has got to be the ultimate, no-shame B-movie. it is relentless, and full of both talentless heart and precise, exacting schlock. gosh its just so ridiculous, and it's 90 minutes of our various heroes getting caught by various madmen, madgods, madbeasts, madfreaks, madnazis and escaping. i cannot say how deliciously well this hit the spot for a b-movie craving."
|91 94%||Lady Snowblood (1973) - Jun 04, 2016
"How could i not love a 70s japanese splatterfest? Its gorgeous to look at, meiko kaji demands your attention as the lead, and it flows nicely with welldirected outlandish action. I particularly enjoyed how the "chapter" segments were used...then abandoned when the story twisted a bit. The choice of setting it at the end of the 19th century also subtley introduced themes of westernization and imminent warmongering that aren't present in traditional samurai type films."
|90 92%||Kagemusha (1980) - Oct 02, 2015
"So much detail so much subtlety it felt as deep as reading a novel. The large theatrical acting works wonderfully with the stunningly beautiful cinematography. Kurosawa proves he's not just a master of framing a shot but also a master of every color put into that shot. Simply incredible and lingering"
|75 68%||Kung Fu Killer (2014) - Jan 29, 2016
"Feels like an updated version of an old school kung fu flick and you can clearly see that was the goal of the crew. It might not have the overblown crazy action of more modern films ( until the last fight in traffic) but it has tons and tons of energy. Fans of yen may be disappointed as he doesn't feature in much of the action ( and it concerns me that he may be pulling a jet li by gradually doing less actual fighting himself in his starring roles but well see)."
|71 61%||Blind Fury (1989) - Dec 19, 2015
"This was nuts! Hauer was a good casting choice. Laughed regularly...equally from intentional and unintentional humor. Action was surprisingly not bad. I view it less as a zatoichi remake and more of an 80s steeped parody."
|80 77%||The White Storm (2013) - Feb 28, 2016
"I enjoy benny chan and i enjoy hk cop flicks so this was a no brainer. Chan made a total throwback heroic bloodshed movie with all the staples of the genre...and i love it. You've got undercover cops, betrayal, guilt, redemption, over the top brotherhood, and of course tons of bullets and blood. The finale is choreographed great with awesome acrobatics. "