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vv238

Cinema Addict - 1037 Film Ratings

Member Since: Sep 11, 2018

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68 69% The Ten Commandments (1956) - Apr 05, 2020
"This isn't my favorite golden age epic but there is no doubt that this is the very definition of the word. The amount of money thrown at this project is obvious in the huge cast, hundreds of extras, massive sets, state-of-the-art (for the time) effects, and the larger-than-life score. None of this would mean a thing if the core story wasn't as strong as it is. Heston might not be the best choice for Moses but he certainly gives it his all."
55 56% Black Mirror: Shut Up and Dance (2016) - Mar 29, 2020
"The ending doesn't live up to the dancing (yes, the crimes of the protagonists are horrific, I'm not defending that aspect) and the dancing itself is based on a lot of things I had seen before. It's quite well-acted though, and has enough twists to be entertaining."
68 69% Black Mirror: White Bear (2013) - Mar 29, 2020
"In the moment, there is really nothing in this episode that makes it stand out. It isn't even as well-made as most Black Mirror episodes from an acting or production standpoint. However, the implications of the writing had me absolutely horrified from the second it was over and I still think about it years later."
45 46% Black Mirror: Playtest (2016) - Mar 29, 2020
"I found this particular episode to be a bit lacking. It plays a little too trite with it's themes and never reaches the horror that it is desperately trying to grasp. I also found the core ideas to be very overplayed, especially because hack sci-fi writers love the simulated-reality hook that has been omni-present for decades at this point."
95 97% Alien (1979) - Mar 29, 2020
"I don't like using the word masterpiece because in modern discussions it is simultaneously overused and under-defined. All that said, there is no better example of that word than Alien. It is perfect in all aspects: it's genre-defining production design, oft-imitated but never replicated horror atmosphere, and pitch-perfect casting which befits the flawless script."
32 31% Alien: Covenant (2017) - Mar 29, 2020
"I'll take 10 Prometheuses (Prometheii?) over this crap. Prometheus, while flawed, does manage to ask some interesting questions and take this franchise in a different direction. Every time anything interesting happens in this film it is either washed aside by the logic of needing to have xenomorphs attack a ship full of expendable crew members or only exists to completely undo anything that happened in Prometheus. Without Michael Fassbender as David this would be completely unwatchable."
49 50% All the Money in the World (2017) - Mar 29, 2020
"It's far from being the best thriller ever but it is a different take on the kidnapping genre and (based on my research) does the real story justice. What really moves this film is the spectacular cast. One silver lining of Kevin Spacy being a horrible predator is that we got to see Christopher Plummer in the role of Getty which he absolutely nails. However, too much time in the movie is spent on the least interesting characters. "
48 49% The Towering Inferno (1974) - Mar 21, 2020
"This is a pretty standard 70's disaster film that has some decent practical effects and an absolutely loaded cast but there is a lot of filler and it never really gets above just okay, even at the best of times."
62 63% Bullitt (1968) - Mar 21, 2020
"Apart from one spectacular chase sequence, this is a pretty anemic film as far as the plot goes. However, it does have a lot of style and this is Steve McQueen at his absolute peak and he carries an otherwise sub-par film all by himself."
19 14% A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014) - Mar 21, 2020
"If it isn't the obvious jokes that are reused a million times, the casual racism, or the general level of generic, boring stupidity that is the plot, I hate this movie because it seemingly only exists to stroke the ego of the talent-less Seth MacFarlane."