Cinema Addict - 1776 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.
|85 T9||Basic Instinct (1992) - Jun 12, 2017
"Stone dominates this film. This is pure Verhoeven, in a way setting up his next film, Showgirls. I may have bumped this up in score because of how much I love erotic thrillers."
|75 T7||Fatal Attraction (1987) - Jun 12, 2017
"A horrifying parable of the cheating man. The most confusing about this film was when Close and Douglas kept splashing each other with water while they were having sex. Is this a thing? Have I been doing it wrong?"
|70 T6||Sarah Silverman: A Speck of Dust (2017) - Jun 12, 2017
"Silverman has matured, and while there are still elements of her older comedy, she has walked away from her older persona."
|75 T7||Wonder Woman (2017) - Jun 08, 2017
"It's kind of amazing how doing something different in the stale superhero genre is enough to make it feel like a fresh film. The film is greatly enhanced with a female director, as she manages to subtly capture the film's not-so-subtle feminist themes. The shot of Gadot walking in on a naked Pine, subverting the traditional male gaze, for example. "
|70 T6||The Eyes of My Mother (2016) - Jun 08, 2017
"Pesce manages to work long shots with jarring edits to create an uneasy tension throughout the film. Magalhaes brings a wide-eyed intensity to the character. It's a beautiful, haunting work."
|100 T10||Ghost World (2001) - Jun 04, 2017
"Teenage isolation and loneliness captured beautifully. Enid, while sometimes annoying in her pursuit for something greater, is adrift in a world of someone else's design. She continues to push, and strive, for something more, without really knowing how to do such a thing. Hell, I'll say it, folks, this is a PERFECT FILM. A certified 100! Who are you to argue?"
|90 T10||Alien (1979) - May 29, 2017
"Space is spooky."
|75 T7||Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) - May 19, 2017
"Guardians is the only superhero film that I care about (and by care, I mean will pay money to see in the theatre), but I have no memory of the first film. Like, stuff started happening that referenced the first Guardians, and I was like "oh, they're sisters?" I had a fun time watching this, and I fully expect to not remember any of it by the time Guardians 3 comes along."
|85 T9||Chris Gethard: Career Suicide (2017) - May 19, 2017
"I don't like one man shows, but I like Gethard. I was super worried, because I wasn't digging the vibe of the first few minutes. I stuck with it, and this was a revelation. Chris opens up about his mental illness and manages to find some humour in it."
|10 T1||My Stepmother Is an Alien (1988) - May 13, 2017
"A truly wretched film. The script feels like it went through a ton of revisions, and as it changed hands, no one got rid of the older stuff, so the film is jampacked with material that is inconsequential. Judging from the title, you'd expect the film to be from Hannigan's perspective, but it's not. Jon Lovitz is great as "horny brother". I also thought this was going to be a kid's film, but man oh man, there's a ton of sex jokes. Who is this film even for?"