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Celluloid Junkie - 2787 Film Ratings

Member Since: Jul 7, 2014

Bio: I love film and rate according to genre and/or a director's body of work.

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38 4% Anything For Love (1993) - Jan 23, 2023
43 10% La tecnica e il rito (1972) - Jan 22, 2023
"Tedious recreation of ancient times isn't a patch on what Pasolini was doing creatively with the 'genre' in roughly the same period."
58 41% The Beast (1975) - Jan 21, 2023
"SPOILER ALERT: I guess it is comparable to Bunuel if you remove wit and insight and add horse cocks. No doubt a sense of humour is evident, and perhaps the dream sequence alone is worth the price (i.e. time) of admission for those inclined, but having a woman rub one out to a picture of a horse cock is not a complex exploration of primal urges lurking beneath the veneer of civility. If you like monster cocks in addition to horse cocks, feel free to add another 20+ points to the overall score."
30 2% Hideaway (1995) - Jan 20, 2023
"Koontz hated it so much that he asked to have his name removed, but the real blame here lies with Leonard, who makes one wrong decision after another with his staging, direction and use of montage. Scenes showing the psychic link between Goldblum and Sisto are frequently laughable due to terrible cross cutting (e.g. the shower and club scenes), the acting is generally woeful and the CGI is junk. It's a comedy of errors where every bad decision only amplifies the awfulness of everything else."
55 36% Sgt. Kabukiman N.Y.P.D. (1991) - Jan 20, 2023
"Uncle Lloyd's failed attempt at creating a new franchise and crossing further over into mainstream territory made at the height of Troma's popularity and with their largest budget. Conflicts between Kaufman and the Japanese producers are clearly evident, and it is baffling why they saw a potential series based on this rather bizarre concept. Nonetheless, while the humour is hit and miss, Gianasi is amiably goofy without overdoing it, and Byun is funny and cute."
55 36% Return to Return to Nuke 'Em High Aka Vol. 2 (2017) - Jan 19, 2023
"Predictably chaotic effort that is perhaps too unstructured for its own good, even for Troma, but Kaufman has not mellowed with age and continues to churn out crazed exploitation fare that displays a proudly arrogant disregard for good taste, fashion and current trends. His role was expanded for this volume, and he is very funny in it. The gore effects are also appealing in a low rent film school kind of way."
50 26% Village of the Damned (1960) - Jan 14, 2023
"A good idea that wasn't executed properly in the 60's or the 90's. Perhaps another remake is in order? Bring it!"
75 84% THX 1138 (1971) - Jan 14, 2023
"(Viewed in 2022): Visionary set design, brilliant use of sound, and extraordinarily focused for a film debut. It's over 40 years old now but its retro-future look hasn't really dated. The problem is with some of the acting, which is standard for Lucas, and a real dead patch in the middle that slows an already casually paced film to a crawl. Thankfully the final escape-chase scene compensates and in many ways foreshadows what Lucas would later do with Star Wars."
70 71% Jackie Brown (1997) - Jan 14, 2023
"Some fans argue it's a 'mature' Taratino film, that the human interaction feels more 'real' and 'genuine'. Yes, it does, but it also comes at a price, and for JB that means a rather standard plot with a multi-perspective section that doesn't work nearly as well as it did in Reservoir or Pulp. For all its virtues, it just doesn't snap, crackle or 'pop', and therefore lacks the same impact. Nonetheless, Grier is great, and Forster proved he was more than a reliable B-movie staple."
80 92% The Big Lebowski (1998) - Jan 13, 2023