Celluloid Junkie - 3528 Rankings
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|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. "
|78 T8||The Berlin File (2013) - Oct 16, 2014
"i only briefly looked at the plot before watching this so i was surprised it was actually an action film, and not a spy thriller with lackluster action scenes forced into it. the story is decent enough, it stops short of becoming complicated although i did have to really focus to understand everything...which prob means repeat viewings will be more fun. im a sucker for 25 minute action finales...but wow that was some great direction for the final shootout...and a pistol-whip fight scene!"
|80 T8||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 T7||OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009) - Dec 29, 2014
"it's amazing for how overall dumb this movie how smart some of the jokes are. i hadn't seen the previous OSS, and figured there was no need to see them in order, so i cant compare this to its predecessor, but i expected lame parody and actually laughed my way through almost all of it. it also impressively captures that 60s style: the look, the sets and costumes, the color palette, the music, and lots of subtle and not-so-subtle nods make it one of the best throwbacks ive seen."
|85 T9||Island of Lost Souls (1932) - Mar 25, 2015
"not knowing what to expect, the first shots of the ship in fog that begin the movie told me immediately that this was going to, at the very least, have good enough cinematography to keep me going. but it's fast, it's unsettling, it's fun. laughton is especially great as smarmy, conniving, and evil moreau. loved it."
|75 T7||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."
|97 T10||Heroes of the East (1978) - Jun 28, 2013
"nonstop! the action only takes breaks for chinese and japanese people to yell at each other before another fight in another style breaks out. it's awesome."
|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."
|80 T8||Young Detective Dee: Rise of the Sea Dragon (2013) - Oct 10, 2014
"the first detective dee was a chinese version of an american blockbuster. this one IS an american blockbuster. the story is streamlined (which is ok since hark tsui tends to wander a bit confusingly in his plots and there's barely a hint of that in this film), the "mystery" really is not a mystery. however, it's loud, it's fun, and it's action packed delivering a popcorn film just as satisfying as the first movie. of course, andy lau is missed but mark chao does just fine."
|75 T7||The Thief of Bagdad (1940) - Dec 21, 2015
"Its as goofy and madcap as a 40s fantasy can be, but that just makes it charming to me rather than stupid and childish. The effects are good for the time. I sought this out as a fan of old fantasy like sinbad and that one with basil rathbone dressed as a gypsy woman ( the magic sword) and was well pleased. Its also a bit of a history piece where you can see the days when color was the newest gimmick...and wow can this film get painfully colourful at times."