Film Freak - 986 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.
|80 45%||Captain Marvel (2019) - Aug 19, 2019
"I give it extra points for not forcing romance."
|95 88%||Avengers: Endgame (2019) - Aug 19, 2019
"The Russo brothers have conquered the superhero formula. They hit every good storytelling beat while still making a compelling narrative. I hope they get to make movies forever. "
|95 88%||Booksmart (2019) - Aug 19, 2019
"The comparisons to SUPERBAD are apt, but this moves quicker and more smoothly, with a fun and cerebral wit that weaves two fully realized and interesting characters together. It's great. I hope Olivia Wilde makes more movies. "
|95 88%||Midsommar (2019) - Aug 13, 2019
"I'll never forget some of the imagery in this movie. Going in blind was a great decision. It's tough to say more than that, as much as I want to. If you see it on a big screen, prepare yourself for...well, I don't know what to say without giving it away. If you think you need to look away at any point, you should definitely look away."
|90 67%||Us (2019) - May 28, 2019
"Apparently, I came away from the film with a completely different interpretation compared to everyone else. And neither interpretation is less valid, even though the story is very concrete."
|50 10%||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. "