Cinema Addict - 1792 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.
|95 T10||The Godfather (1972) - Jul 24, 2017
"A 3-hour film that breezes by. How many films can you say that about? Not only is it entertaining, but it pretty laid the groundwork for all gangster films that came after. Like, The Sopranos by itself is an incredible work, but how can you watch it without knowing how The Godfather influenced it? The final shot is one of my favourites of all-time."
|90 T10||Dazed and Confused (1993) - Jul 20, 2017
"A film that I didn't really enjoy when I saw it as a teen. I came back to it, like, 10 years later, and now I love it. How does that happen? Everything works so well. Just a buncha bored kids doing stuff because they're bored. A great look at that moment of transition in life. I felt like I basically knew where most of these kids were going to be in ten years."
|50 T4||Ghost (1990) - Jul 20, 2017
"This is a two-hour film that could have been shorter. Felt like there was too much time spent with Swayze figuring out his ghost powers and then trying to figure out his own murder. Ah, but we get some stupid, sexy Swayze. Jeez, what a beefcake. What a hunk! He's so gentle and loving. Gotta wipe myself off with a rag."
|70 T6||The Beguiled (2017) - Jul 15, 2017
"After this film ended, the man beside me got up and exclaimed loudly, "Thank god!" I don't think date night went super well for that couple. "
|85 T9||His Girl Friday (1940) - Jul 12, 2017
"A quickly paced film that leaves the viewer no time to stop and think. The script is a thing of beauty. It's tightly plotted and gives just enough characterization for the characters that we know everything we need to know about them. Great chemistry between Grant and Russell."
|40 T3||Timecop (1994) - Jul 12, 2017
"There is a great idea for a SF novel/film. Instead of proceeding to make a great film based on that idea, this film doesn't get any deeper than the film's title (he is a cop of time and he goes back in time to be a cop). The best thing about this film is when the villain dies, and we really get to see those 1994 CGI effects working."
|5 T1||Ninja Terminator (1985) - Jul 12, 2017
"This film is so bad in a way that goes beyond being able to enjoy it. I felt tired after watching this. I plan on having no memory of the content of this film in a few months time."
|75 T7||Marie Antoinette (2006) - Jul 12, 2017
"A visual treat punctuated with the silences that Coppola is known for. This film is about the solitary nature of a woman constrained in a situation she has no power over. "
|75 T7||The Fate of the Furious (2017) - Jul 08, 2017
"I don't know how you could stare at the screen like some sort of pretentious intellectual and not feel emotionally charged as you watch cars battle against a submarine."
|80 T8||Okja (2017) - Jul 05, 2017
"An odd film about a young girl trying to save her pig friend from the slaughterhouse. There's a lot of genres mashed up into one film, and Bong manages to doing a great job with them. Jake Gyllenhaal gives a fantastic wacky performance. When I saw the trailer for this, I thought it was was gonna be a sobfest, but was pleasantly surprised."