Film Freak - 846 Film Ratings
Member Since: Jul 28, 2009
Location: Chicago, USA
Bio: I like the movies.
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|95 89%||Spirited Away (2001) - Mar 15, 2023|
|96 92%||The Trial (1962) - Mar 11, 2023
"A masterpiece of set design and adaptation."
|82 46%||Tokyo Drifter (1966) - Mar 07, 2023
"Good looking movie with a curious editing style. That probably explains its continuing cultural cachet. The dialogue and story came across as childish."
|96 92%||Vanskabte Land (2022) - Mar 03, 2023
"I'm going to disagree with folks saying this was overlong. The footage was absolutely stunning, the sound design was thrilling. Maybe because I'm cooped up in this massive city, but it felt good to watch a film that effectively captured the sensuality of wild nature. Maybe this film was hampered a little bit by its wretchedly unlikeable protagonist, one of the more arrogant, hateful and broken characters put on film."
|97 95%||There Will Be Blood (2007) - Feb 25, 2023
"Maybe a touch too slow for some. The two leads give their all to their performances. The desert photography is monumental. The soundtrack and editing are gripping. One of the great American movies of the past 20 years."
|80 42%||God Respects Us When We Work, But Loves Us When We Dance (1968) - Feb 14, 2023
"Overlong. But significant at least for its documentary value."
|90 71%||Zabriskie Point (1970) - Feb 14, 2023
"Saw on 35 mm print at Music Box Theater. Bleached out figures, buildings and landscapes against an eternally bright blue sky. The experiment with non-actors was a noble failure. More professional actors might have been able to lend the strange and barren plot some more gravitas. The cinematography is astounding, of course. There are visual elements of this film I will not forget for a long time."
|90 71%||Close (2022) - Feb 05, 2023
"Perhaps a touch grandiose in its treatment of grief. Good performances from the children and from the actress who plays the Mom."
|95 89%||No Bears (2022) - Jan 29, 2023|
|97 95%||Winter Light (1963) - Jan 21, 2023
"Another masterpiece. Almost unbearably bleak. I really enjoyed the outdoor cinematography, as well as the breathtaking blown-up closeups. Strong acting throughout."