Cinema Addict - 1811 Film Ratings
Member Since: Apr 4, 2006
Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
|85 93%||Wake in Fright (1971) - Nov 13, 2019
"Felt like I'd watched a mashup of Withnail & I and Deliverance set in the remote Aussie outback, with a lead who lands between Peter O'Toole and Michael York. It is by turns fun and horrifying (that 'roo hunt, good lord!) and really comes across as being very capably made by all concerned. Our hero's overall deterioration is largely credible, and his encounters with the various locals are undercut with an uneasy tension which creates a certain atmosphere. Enjoyed this much more than I expected. "
|58 32%||Strip Nude for Your Killer (1975) - Nov 11, 2019
"As you can probably guess from the title, this is a pretty sleazy affair, featuring genre staples of nudity, lurid gore, more nudity, occasional incomprehensibility and a groovy score. Some of the attempts at humour throughout are bizarre to say the least. Perhaps not the finest giallo in terms of execution, but it's good fun, and who doesn't like Edwige Fenech?"
|80 83%||You Were Never Really Here (2017) - Nov 11, 2019
"First time for me watching a Lynne Ramsay film; got to say I was impressed. A pretty straightforward, but bleak, story is wrapped up in a beautifully filmed package, and delivered via some nicely controlled performances. It has touches of surreality, and a quite a lot is left to the imagination, be it brutal offscreen violence, or a more detailed exploration of the characters' experiences. The score for me was hit and miss, but seemed to suit what was happening. An intriguing piece of work."
|72 64%||The Fifth Cord (1971) - Nov 07, 2019
"Can't say I was gripped by the plot of this one, but it was a very handsome giallo, making great use of light and dark, movement, colour and locations. The Morricone score was interesting too, flirting between tones as required. A fairly standard (for the genre) story is punctuated by the occasionally tense scene, and Nero is very watchable as a fairly damaged but determined character. A bit messy, but will be worth watching for giallo completists."
|75 71%||Dolemite Is My Name (2019) - Nov 06, 2019
"Quite a lot of fun, and rather heart-warming in its own way. I haven't seen a lot of blaxploitation films, but this has certainly increased my curiosity. The main draw is obviously Eddie Murphy; if you like sweary, swaggering Eddie Murphy, you'll like this. I do, and I did; it felt like he was back to playing to his strengths. This was a respectful telling of the story of one of his clear influences, packed with loads of great swearing. Most enjoyable."
|70 58%||Ralph Breaks the Internet (2018) - Nov 06, 2019
"Loud, brash, fun and imaginative."
|65 47%||Addams Family Values (1993) - Nov 06, 2019
"Easy to watch, daft, funny, with a really enjoyable cast. The camp shenanigans are a highlight. The bairns enjoyed it too."
|76 75%||Midsommar (2019) - Nov 06, 2019
"Very capably made and visually arresting, I liked this in the same way I liked bits of Hostel and really liked all of The Wicker Man, the two films I felt this had most in common with. An odd, occasionally hallucinatory mix of drama, horror, comedy and general oddness. It doesn't move quickly, or satisfactorily deal with all of its threads, but I really enjoyed the sense of dread and unease that developed. And Pugh was great. Looking forward to seeing what Aster does next."
|55 26%||Tales That Witness Madness (1973) - Oct 29, 2019
"Daft campy 70s Brit nonsense. Just like me. "
|15 2%||The Eye (2008) - Oct 28, 2019
"This has an interesting premise and a watchable cast, but it’s all handled so clumsily it becomes an eye-rolling mess (pardon the rubbish pun). My wife gave up well before the end. I see from here it’s a remake. Can’t say I feel hugely compelled to check out the original, but it has to be better than this. "