sproost

sproost
Celluloid Junkie - 2672 Film Ratings
Member Since: 01 May 2011
Age: 100
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Bio: i'm a seagull projecting movies out of my beak to the surface of the ocean

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35 10% Late Night with the Devil (2023) - Rated 20 Apr 2024
"It's a fun concept that's seriously bogged down by tropey, sophomoric writing and aside from the convincing lead, pretty awful acting by everyone. But to their defense, the highschool play level script sure doesn't help. The backstage "found" footage is shoehorned in without any narrative purpose or much internal logic. It's too unserious to be scary, and it's just not fun enough to be campy fun. Dastmalchian is very on point as a 70s late night talkshow host though, only good part for me"
50 27% Immaculate (2024) - Rated 18 Apr 2024
"Rosemary's Baby version 651. Sound design needs to be seriously reigned in. Not every little in-world thud needs the doubling of 5 taiko trailer hits to make an impact. Stop being so fucking insecure and trust your visuals and actors? It's one of my many pet peeves about horror. I really don't understand why this is done so commonly because it just makes everything LESS scary? Why would you do that to a movie that is supposed to frighten the viewer?"
30 7% The Regime (2024) - Rated 17 Apr 2024
"(Flashing in bold red font in the top right corner) SATIRE ABOUT AUTOCRAT REGIME. FUNNY. SATIRE. FUNNY. QUIRKY. SATIRE. QUIRKY. THIS IS A SATIRE. THIS PART IS FUNNY. SATIRE INCOMING. SATIRE ARRIVED. FUNNY. SATIRE. YOU ARE CURRENTLY WATCHING: A SATIRE. FUNNY. QUIRKY SCENE. FUNNY SCENE. SATIRICAL SCENE."
70 66% Parachute (2023) - Rated 17 Apr 2024
"Pretty sensitive and tastefully made tween anxiety movie, in the vein of Normal People and One Day, aka new-school serious youngster romance drama's after the hard impact of the Netflixization of presentation that rid most productions of its soul, and it keeps its head up so well done Parachute!"
50 27% Club Zero (2023) - Rated 15 Apr 2024
"Seems like a 10m skit that is dragged out to full length and staying lazily on the surface with a tendency rather to lightly troll than to investigate its themes"
90 96% Ripley (2024) - Rated 14 Apr 2024
"Ripley is vintage conman escapism and enormously fun and thrilling, but moreso it’s a meticulously orchestrated time travel into a slower and more interactive world. The camera’s eye is astute and drawn to the locations, objects and architecture that are witnesses, actual characters in the story. The cinematography and production design of this show are almost unbelievably good for tv, it’s hard to think of anything on its level and that includes Mad Men. Acting 5/5 bravissimo (also the cat!)"
1% From (2022) - Rated 11 Apr 2024
"A potentially fun premise, as a Lost vs Walking Dead clone, perishes into a hopeless orgy of bafflingly stupid character decisions, character behavior (99% of the interactions results in a nonsensical conflict), sub-soap opera melodrama, sadistically slow drip feeding of any material just to feed online discourse. This show can be dissected as an example how to make the wrong choice in every scene. It’s so frustrating it had me screaming at the tv in sincere anger. These creators are imbeciles"
60 44% Pretty Woman (1990) - Rated 09 Apr 2024
85 92% Dune: Part Two (2024) - Rated 07 Apr 2024
"Even if i’m not over the moon with the storytelling of Dune, the execution in part 2 is an eclips of brilliant cinematic bombast that hit the right spot, where part 1 didn’t even come close. The direction is so inspired, propelling Herbert’s pretty mid material to the perfect kind of blockbuster with non stop bullseye lightning strikes of every type of artistic design. Insane world building. The black and white Harkonnen celebration scene was the highlight for me. I wanted to join the cheering!"
30 7% The Sinner (2017) - Rated 06 Apr 2024
"S4: so bland. Surely designed to function as second screen, the first being your phone. I hate everything about this new trend because it results in tv that you cannot watch with full attention as it wil make your skin crawl with restlessness, rocking back and forth with watery eyes yawning, akathisia in its purest form, all the while waiting for 1, just 1 meaningful human interaction or development, but it never comes, we’re tethered by nothingness, and then the next episode starts, oh god"