Film Freak - 981 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jul 29, 2006
Bio: A movie only gets a bad score (less than 50) from me if it breaks the number one rule in filmmaking: Bores the audience. If at any point in watching a movie I think I want to be somewhere else, the movie fails.
|50 11%||A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) - Feb 23, 2019
"I completely forgot I watched this. It's fine, I guess, but feels useless."
|80 45%||A Star Is Born (2018) - Feb 23, 2019
"It's irritating how talented Cooper is. He puts some real love into his direction and tells a coherent and important story. At the same time, he gives a flawless, unbelievably good performance, with a willingness to be, for the first time in his career, ugly. Everyone else does a great job, too, but Cooper really blew me away. It's nice to see a performance where a celebrity actually vanishes into the role. "
|70 29%||Incredibles 2 (2018) - Feb 23, 2019
"Ultimately forgettable, but still decently fun. It's tough to shake the feeling that Bird was forced to make it, and make it quickly, because it doesn't have the care, detail, or maturity of the first. Also, after Bird probably lost revenue with TOMORROWLAND, I can't blame him for slinking back into this and doing what he could with the limited time they gave him. Altogether, it's really just a kids' movie, but not one of the really great ones."
|70 29%||Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018) - Feb 23, 2019
"An actually pretty good mess of a movie. I'm glad I didn't see it in the theater; the CGI probably looks bad on a giant screen. It would've been great to see what Lord and Miller did with it, but there's still enough fun to make it worthwhile."
|60 18%||Bohemian Rhapsody (2018) - Jan 27, 2019
"Malek is amazing, and there's some decent cinematography. But, the script is stupidly heavy on exposition, and the direction is flimsy at best. There are ways to make a clean Queen movie, but not with these filmmakers. It loses points for that. "
|80 45%||Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - Jan 14, 2019
"Really beautiful, but ultimately devoid of much substance. "
|95 89%||First Man (2018) - Jan 02, 2019
"An outlandishly well made mixture of human drama and technological prowess. It sides with historical accuracy most of the time, and still manages to be entertaining and aesthetically compelling. I don't know how Chazelle manages to be so good at his job."
|90 67%||Won't You Be My Neighbor? (2018) - Dec 31, 2018
"A critically important and speedy perspective on kindness above all else. I miss Mr. Rogers."
|80 45%||BlacKkKlansman (2018) - Dec 31, 2018
"An important, but clunky, perspective on systemic racism."
|80 45%||Searching (2018) - Dec 22, 2018
"A lot better that I thought it would be! Cho does remarkably well, and the UNFRIENDED-style framing device doesn't detract. The movie is worth seeing."