Film Freak - 967 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.
|95 89%||The Front Runner (2018) - Oct 12, 2018
"A phenomenal story with touches that make it near-perfect. Everyone is perfect. Even though Jackman doesn't have Hart's voice down, he has everything else. It's a perfect complement to Bai's book, and you should see it. "
|95 89%||Three Identical Strangers (2018) - Oct 12, 2018
"It's a phenomenal story, and it's told very well. You should see it, and know nothing going in. "
|70 29%||Blockers (2018) - Sep 25, 2018
"Above-average R-rated comedy. The script and brisk direction keep things interesting enough to make it a worthwhile watch, with enough heart to give it value. "
|80 45%||Deadpool 2 (2018) - Sep 15, 2018
"Probably as good as the first. Reynolds's flourish and script control is obvious, but welcome; he has a great comedic sensibility, and manages to not be grating about it. "
|80 45%||A Quiet Place (2018) - Sep 15, 2018
"Krasinski put together an interesting, breezy thriller here. The movie hits viewers over the head with clues at every step, but it never feels boring or uninteresting. "
|95 89%||Eighth Grade (2018) - Sep 15, 2018
"A basically flawless portrait of modern adolescence, with an ability to activate emotions that no other film has for me. Really terrific all the way through. I cannot recommend it enough. "
|70 29%||Spider-Man: Homecoming (2017) - Aug 17, 2018
"A breezy, above-average comic book movie. It's nice to just skip past the origin story, and to have villains with real motivations that don't involve destroying/conquering the world. Holland is the best Spider-man there's been, and this is probably the best Spidey script. But there's not much to make this more than what it really is. Especially when you know the twist."
|90 67%||Hereditary (2018) - Aug 17, 2018
"A quite good and unnerving modern horror, focused on tension and emotion more than its genre contemporaries; instead of relying on lame tropes, it adds some original thought and perspective to a genre overstuffed with boilerplate spookfests and slashers. The boil it builds is exciting, and could probably stand to lose a minute or two of static, but elements are well composed to make the time ultimately worthwhile and compelling."
|70 29%||Annihilation (2018) - Jul 03, 2018
"Non-stop gorgeous production design improves an otherwise middling sci-fi adaptation. I like the politics here, and the script is solidly built on forward momentum, but didn't get much out of the movie that previous work hasn't done better."
|60 18%||First Reformed (2018) - Jul 03, 2018
"Schrader throws everything possible into the narrative, and when there's no way for him to find a resolution, he throws it in the air. Hawke and Ettinger manage to elevate what they're given, but the drama and tension were more like accidental gas flares than the product of any filmmaking skill. I give them film credit for finding a way to stick with me nevertheless, but it's not a particularly terrific work or anything."