Movie Buff - 268 Rankings
Member Since: Jan 26, 2016
|95 T8||Dawn of the Dead (1978) - Oct 17, 2017
"Might seem as a weaker film at the beginning, but once it settles into its claustrophobic atmosphere, it is every bit as exciting as the Night of the living dead. It succeeds tremendously in exploiting basically the same theme in genuinely new ways. I regret to have neglected this franchise for such a long time. Bravo, Romero!"
|90 T7||Stalker (1979) - Oct 17, 2017|
|80 T6||Groundhog Day (1993) - Oct 17, 2017|
|50 T3||Gone Girl (2014) - Oct 17, 2017|
|20 T2||Attack on Titan (2013) - Oct 16, 2017
"This score is just the number of episodes I could force myself to watch multiplied by 10. Before revulsion totally invaded me. Very, very poor from all points of view. The idea might seem interesting, but wasn't it stolen from Romero, really?"
|80 T6||Ghost in the Shell (1995) - Oct 16, 2017
"I was reluctant to watching this animation film, but I'm glad that I finally had the patience to do it. What struck me the most was the way it lingered in between the action scenes, something I've never seen developed in an animated film to such an extent. Take for example the moment closer to the end when a shooting stops and one suddenly sees and hears raindrops on the tank's canon. But there's plenty of others. Along with its sexuality that's what gives it class. Otherwise, the story is dull."
|100 T9||The Godfather (1972) - Oct 03, 2017
"A good example of the art that seems to be completely extinct today."
|90 T7||Blood Simple (1984) - Sep 23, 2017|
|80 T6||Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) - Sep 17, 2017
"This movie has almost every flaw of the modern cinematic machine: from the pompousness to the exasperating color correction (it is literally "orange and blue"). Given all this, I was shocked by the degree of enjoyment I got from it. Of course, you will have to make your own editing in your head, but the movie is so ununiform that it's rather easy. Throw away all the dialogue, all the cheesy scenes ("My name is Max"), all the close-ups of Tom Hardy's blank face and you'll have a nice ride."
|40 T2||La La Land (2016) - Sep 17, 2017
"Chazelle's mind must have gone completely blank after Whiplash, to come up with this. It's a pile of stereotypes, and the screenplay is simply amateurish. The realization is over the top almost all of the time. I can understand however how this can be a commercial success: it has a candy look and cheap sentimentality. The real question here is was Whiplash so great just by accident? Sadly, I am starting to think that it was the case. P. S. Go rather watch "Guy and Madeline on a park bench"."