Celluloid Junkie - 4173 Film Ratings
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|75 68%||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."
|88 89%||Where Eagles Dare (1968) - Oct 27, 2014
"I could say a lot about this spy action escapade adventure movie. I'll keep it to this: There's a brief, wonderful moment where Clint Eastwood dual wields machine guns."
|69 55%||Adventures of Zatoichi (1964) - Oct 11, 2015
"Comes dangerously close to being the first "generic" entry in the series but the power of shintaro katsus acting & zatoichis character are just as strong here.The subplot of his desire to see his father again one day is one of the finest bits so far. Mikijiro hira has real menace and despite knowing better he got me for half a second worried zatoichi might lose their showdown. didn't like ichis new ability to be so impossibly fast that suspension of disbelief is broken in 2minor instances"
|71 61%||Prince of Foxes (1949) - Apr 01, 2016
"Welles is always a great villain he's got the voice and the smarm for it. Power does well as the hero...his switch from sleaze to paragorn is written convincingly. An entertaining swashbuckler ( couple of cool swordfights in the end of aged well) that's helped by the location shooting...might not have liked it so much if it was an obvious studio affair."
|94 96%||13 Assassins (2010) - Sep 26, 2015
"Beautiful tribute to classic samurai. Expertly paced as it builds to its main event...which for its scale and runtime the word "climax" doesn't do it justice. Great cinematography, a must for any good samurai film. Nearly every character gets one badass moment of both drama and violence. Not normally a fan of miike but this is an incontestable classic"
|73 65%||Legendary Assassin (2008) - Aug 17, 2014
"wu and jade make this movie seem like much more than it is and actually had chemistry together. it started to feel more personal than your average low budget action movie. even the action scenes were simple but effective and didn't break the focus of the film. the ending was abrupt and was more "we're out of ideas now let's have the big final brawl" than a natural conclusion to what had gone before. "
|84 84%||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."
|91 94%||The Tournament (2009) - Sep 05, 2011
"The movie doesn't dawdle at all. It's action from the very opening sequence and after that its action sequence to action sequence. The action shows a lot of variety too. We have martial arts, gunplay, car chases, and even Sebastien Foucan, who showed off his free running skills to great effect in Casino Royale, and his incredible abilities has a major role in the film."
|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"
|68 52%||At the Earth's Core (1976) - Aug 20, 2016
"Weird as hell. The soundtrack is spooky and sounds like a very extended psychedelic rock intro..but it really sells the film. Mcclure may not be the hero we want...but he's the hero we get anyway. Cushing is hilarious and way over the top. I didn't mind the dated effects and as i let myself get into the mindaltering soundtrack i actually found some of the psychic pterodactyl bits effective and tense(which has just convinced most anyone reading this to disregard all i say but whatever)"