Celluloid Junkie - 3614 Film Rankings
Member Since: Aug 18, 2011
Bio: Compulsive, addicted, movie-obsessed. If I go too long without seeing a movie I get jittery and anxious and ugly like a junkie in need of a fix.
I have a blog where I work my way through a 373 film long To Watch list: http://ribcageremembers.wordpress.com
|89 T10||A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum (1966) - Jan 02, 2015
"if the stage version puts this to shame then damn i gotta see that stage version bc i loved this movie. it was hilarious, everyone acted out their gags perfectly, and it moved at a ridiculously fast pace. i did read that many songs were cut, and i really liked the songs that were in there and prob would have rated even higher if it had a couple more. the whole thing was pure fun. zero mostel does carry most of the humor. buster keaton popping in was fantastic."
|91 T10||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."
|88 T9||I Was a Male War Bride (1949) - Feb 04, 2016
"The story is whatever but grant and sheridan have loads of chemistry. The fastpaced banter and jibes are some of grants very best. Lots of hilarious scenarios including of course cary grant in drag"
|90 T10||The Baytown Outlaws (2012) - Jan 29, 2013
"A lot of the movie is certainly written with camp in mind, but the direction keeps it far from just a parody of either higher budget action movies or older, low budget cult films. Baytown Outlaws comes out as its own beast, and a glorious beast at that."
|81 T8||The War of the Worlds (1953) - Feb 18, 2016
"Nice little scifi classic. Awesome effects have aged well. Aliens remain mysterious, unhuman, and devastating. Sound effects will rightfully sound familiar as they were so perfect as to be reused or ripped off for decades. Human element works better than many similar films."
|88 T9||Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954) - Jan 11, 2016
"Its like batman begins only with an angry young samurai turning to a righteous quest. Also its way better. Also toshiro mifune. Great origin, Im excited to continue the trilogy. "
|84 T9||The Call of Cthulhu (2005) - Jun 27, 2014
"watched it as a fan of silent film, never having read any lovecraft. with few unavoidable lapses, it captures the essence of those old horror films. builds its mystery well and is a solidly engrossing 45 minutes. the set design is amazing, both in strictly how it looks but also in how it looks like films from the twenties. flashbacks ontop of flashbacks were slightly clumsily done at first, but as i got into it i forgot all about that gripe."
|88 T9||Dead Heat (1988) - Sep 06, 2011
"the moment where the undead bull carcass in the butcher's shop knocks over the zombie-cop hero and tries to crush him within its ribs was the moment i knew i loved this movie. "
|75 T7||The Message (2009) - Feb 08, 2015
"it succeeds in maintaining the mystery identity of the spy through to the end which is the key factor in scoring a film like this. on top of that, there is actual appropriate foreshadowing and upon the reveal the flashback pieces all fit together beautifully. it avoids trying to be too twisty/turny so doesn't get overcomplicated and ruin the believability of the film. the cast is great fun to watch."
|77 T8||The Silent Stranger (1968) - Oct 11, 2016
"Can't believe i didn't know of any samurai spaghetti westerns before this. Contains a very familiar plotline, but it has cool action and Anthony competently delivers a unique wry humor. I loved that the language barrier remained for the whole movie and the stranger had to make do as all these men shouted in japanese at him."