Film Freak - 870 Rankings
Member Since: Mar 14, 2014
Location: Michigan, USA
Bio: movies are fun
despite what my tiers may say i generally enjoy most movies i see to some extent. 30 and below is when it gets abrasive
i usually don't rate TV shows. i plan to make a separate account for those to avoid clutter. i do, however, rate the TV shows of my favorite directors on this account just to clear those entries off their pages.
i tend to go in and out of movie obsession phases. if i haven't updated for a long time, don't worry, i'll be back.
|70 T5||The Exorcist (1973) - Dec 01, 2017|
|80 T8||Arrival (2016) - Nov 29, 2017|
|60 T3||Biohunter (1995) - Nov 24, 2017|
|80 T8||Sword of the Stranger (2007) - Nov 24, 2017|
|75 T7||Atomic Blonde (2017) - Nov 15, 2017|
|60 T3||Blondie's New York and the Making of Parallel Lines (2014) - Sep 24, 2017
"Perfectly right on point. It's succinct, informative, and jovial. All without having anything extraordinarily enlightening about the band. This is for the already converted who don't need their perspective of the band risen. The insight into the creation of deep album cuts is endearing for it being a neglected part of Blondie's history, and the anecdotes by band members are always draped in passionate nostalgia. Blondie's New York and the Making of Parallel Lines is a solid watch for fans."
|55 T3||Trouble Every Day (2001) - Aug 16, 2017
"Some of the bloody imagery here is gorgeous, but most of Trouble Every Day is forgettable. The analogy of sex to cannibalism or murder is hardly anything fresh, and in its minimal approach the film fails to say anything more. Even in regards to what themes are there, sex is actually extremely distant from the narrative and most is Gallo wandering in near silence, acting poorly, and searching for someone between scenes and images where we aren't given enough information for any possible emotion."
|80 T8||[Rec] (2007) - Aug 15, 2017
"I never watch horror films with the hope to be scared, because it barely ever happens. I just like macabre, tense stories. For what it's worth [Rec] is one of the most effective I've ever seen in the fear department. Everything about the film's concept is a recipe for mediocrity but it overcomes it all. I'm hardly shaking in my boots, but the danger escalates in a way that's actually realistic. Characters are just the right amount of incompetent in their hysteria to identify with them."
|80 T8||The Kingdom II (1997) - Aug 10, 2017
"Like apparently every great TV series ever made, The Kingdom had production problems and ends up being unfinished. It's almost comical how fucking often this happens, and only to shit actually worth caring about. With Järegård dead there's no way a third season would be worth it, and von Trier doesn't seem willing to just give us the screenplays. A heartbreaking abrupt end, but unintentionally harsh and apocalyptic without its conclusion in a way that suits von Trier. Suitable, not excusable."
|80 T8||The Kingdom (1994) - Aug 08, 2017
"Surprisingly well-rounded for a Lars von Trier written story. Perhaps for the softer TV crowd, but this work is only improved by its joyous balance between exaggerated drama, clever dark humor, and eerie psychological horror. Just about everything works when combined with an engaging cast and a particularly interesting character played by Ernst-Hugo Järegård. Some special effects are very dated and hurt a few horror scenes, and it can be as contrived as your usual TV drama, but it's unique."