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torbern

Film Freak - 587 Film Rankings

Member Since: Apr 15, 2013

Location: USA

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85 T8 Phantom Thread (2017) - Feb 19, 2018
80 T6 Lady Bird (2017) - Feb 19, 2018
70 T4 Some Like It Hot (1959) - Dec 10, 2017
95 T10 Mulholland Drive (2001) - Nov 14, 2017
70 T4 Personal Shopper (2016) - Apr 07, 2017
"Entrancing, but I found it difficult to make sense of the connection between the film's two very disparate 'elements' (the supernatural vs. the thriller/murder)."
70 T4 Tickled (2016) - Mar 30, 2017
"The mystery behind TICKLED is intensely intriguing -- it makes the film absolutely worth watching -- but, in the end, the directors really don't do it justice. The b-roll feels slapped together (aside from the totally engrossing and disturbing tickle-footage), and the way the 'smoking gun' is rushed out in the film's final minutes is just criminal. "
60 T3 Beauty and the Beast (2017) - Mar 22, 2017
"Unnecessary, but functional... and, I'll concede - at certain very specific points - completely magical. The cinematography and live production design are crazy good. The CGI character design, and added songs... not so much. Luke Evans as Gaston is a DELIGHT; Ewan McGregor's Lumiere is the film's biggest disappointment. (There's also the whole 'girl is held against her will and essentially forced to "fall in love"' issue. Grown-up me can't quite feel the Disney magic in that particular conceit.)"
85 T8 Get Out (2017) - Mar 06, 2017
"A frightening exploration of modern racism dressed up as a fun, slowly-unraveling Hitchcockian thriller; and highly effective on both levels. "
90 T9 Moonlight (2016) - Mar 05, 2017
"It's totally mesmerizing throughout, but Moonlight's final chapter is what solidifies its place among modern cinema's greatest works. The patience with which Jenkins builds that reunion between Chiron and Kevin -- inching toward an emotional release he makes us want so, so desperately -- is just brilliant. I could watch it over and over. "
65 T3 Hacksaw Ridge (2016) - Feb 15, 2017
"A viscerally effective (albeit insultingly white-washed) war film. Hugo Weaving should be nominated for his role -- his scenes are totally masterful -- and Garfield is good enough to give some heft to the script's cornier moments. Gibson's blend of gore and Christian themes remains both nauseating and weirdly refreshing. At least he has a thing? I feel like auteurism has taken a backseat in Hollywood these days -- this film, despite its numerous issues, cannot be faulted for meek direction."