Cinema Addict - 1863 Film Rankings
Member Since: Jan 19, 2007
Bio: My reviews are a collection of the movies I have seen since 2005. The scores I give mean everything and nothing. Mostly nothing. Unfortunately, I don't have the ability to discern the difference between a '75' and '80', so I just pick numbers at random.
|60 T4||Brigsby Bear (2017) - Mar 22, 2018
"I wanted to like this more. I am a huge fan of Mooney's work on SNL, and this sounded like the perfect film for his brand of weirdness. There is a lot to like here -- it's a nice view of creativity and the power of cinema. But overall, it never seems to hit its mark. "
|70 T6||Wind River (2017) - Mar 22, 2018
"Possibly the bleakest film of 2017, which should be expected from a film about missing Indigenous women. "
|75 T7||Inside Job (2010) - Mar 19, 2018
"Sometimes, it relies a little too heavily on the viewer knowing what exactly is that they are taking about. What is a derivative? What's a subprime loan? The film just blazes past answering that. However, what it does well is scaring the viewer into what an unregulated market looks like. "
|65 T5||A Bigger Splash (2015) - Mar 11, 2018
"A great cast in a meandering film that never quite hits its mark. I am not sure if its the fault of the film or the viewers, but people seem to have missed the film's comments on European nationalism and the fear of the "other" (in this case, the refugee). The 3rd act takes a narrative turn that is both unexpected and not very good. "
|90 T10||Black Panther (2018) - Feb 23, 2018
"Michael B. Jordan makes me question things."
|70 T6||Knocked Up (2007) - Feb 15, 2018
"Watching this at 20, and then again at 31, it feels like two different films. Rogen is not just a schluby loser, but he's the schlubbiest loser. And you know what? I agree with Heigl. She is such a killjoy in this film, and there's never a moment of levity. Pair this with Mann's character, another killjoy, who is only out to make sure her husband doesn't have the fun he wants to have. This film is specifically about a man growing up enough to take care of a child. The woman? Not so much."
|50 T4||My Friend Dahmer (2017) - Feb 15, 2018
"The graphic novel is a true delight. This film is, uh, less good. Something feels off. Truthfully, I mentally checked out of this film about half way through. It's a bummer because this was probably my most anticipated film of 2017. The ending was great, even if it follows one of the worst scenes in this."
|45 T3||A Futile and Stupid Gesture (2018) - Feb 03, 2018
"Not really that good, but it's a hoot to watch all the cameos."
|75 T7||The Big Short (2015) - Feb 03, 2018
"This film mainly works because of its editing. I am also surprised, as a Canadian who barely understands what a subprime mortgage is, could follow along with this film. "
|70 T6||The Killing of a Sacred Deer (2017) - Jan 30, 2018
"A beautiful looking, weird film (I mean, it's to be expected from Lanthimos), but the film didn't really click for me. Whereas "The Lobster" had humour to match its bleakness, this one was just a 2-hour slow-paced nihilistic ride. While the acting was great, Barry Keoghan deserves special mention."