Film Freak - 959 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.
|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."
|70 29%||Game Night (2018) - Jun 09, 2018
"Daley and Goldstein's best film so far (probably due to a taut and fun script), and better than it has any right to be. "
|80 45%||Love, Simon (2018) - Jun 09, 2018
"A solid and important coming-of-age drama, with enough detail to make it among the best, most important of the genre. Berlanti deserves credit especially for getting a legitimately great performance out of Josh Duhamel."
|90 67%||Avengers: Infinity War (2018) - May 22, 2018
"Very close to a perfect action film. It steers toward perfect, but unfortunately sidetracks when it needs to fulfill contractual obligations. Still, it manages to be non-stop, emotionally effective (with incredible character work), and forward-moving. I can only liken it to RETURN OF THE KING with more out-of-place lulls and fewer endings. "
|80 45%||Black Panther (2018) - May 22, 2018
"The script isn't treated like the strong, complicated work it is. I'd put that more on Marvel than anyone else; the story, and the character interrelationships, ARE complicated. In any case, it's nice to see a villain with a perspective and principles that have an internal logic."
|80 45%||Thor: Ragnarok (2017) - Feb 22, 2018
"Far better than it has any right to be, with an anarchy and joy that push a fairly forgettable A-plot along effectively while, simultaneously, sprinkling in weird subplots and characters who make up for a Loki whose motivations don't make much sense. More giant-budget films should take a cue from Waititi and let their actors have fun, especially in a cinematic universe that makes less and less sense."
|95 89%||The Shape of Water (2017) - Feb 11, 2018
"Del Toro has reached that tier of auteur filmmaking that allows him to turn his power into essentially perfect movies you know are his within a minute of watching them. Emotionally, SHAPE is a roller coaster. Artistically, it's a tour de force. "
|95 89%||Coco (2017) - Feb 11, 2018
"Flawless art with a heavy, but heartfelt and touching, dose of liberal philosophy and panentheism. Unkrich is a good person and a good director, and everyone can get something great out of this film. "
|50 11%||Justice League (2017) - Feb 08, 2018
"I guess the Flash is funny, but pretty much everything else about this movie is meaningless and dreadful. "