Movie Ratings & Reviews
Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).
- World of Tomorrow (2015) 10
Brilliant Don Hertzfeldt short. A little girl experiences a mind-bending tour of her distant future.
- Birdman (2014) 9
Washed-up movie star Keaton attempts a comeback via Broadway play while battling his ego. Surreal.
- Double, The (2014) 9
Cinematic adaptation of the Dostoevsky tale, full of loneliness and paranoia. Charmingly absurd, bureaucratic dystopia.
- Ex Machina (2015) 9
A young programmer is selected to help evaluate a female A.I. dubbed Ava. Thrilling, smart.
- Inside Out (2015) 9
A Minnesota tween is moved to California. What goes on in her head? Pixar brilliance.
- Mad Max: Fury Road (2015) 9
The fourth and best chapter. Charlize Theron rebels against tyranny in post-apocalyptic Australia. Car chase!
- Predestination (2015) 9
Paradoxical head-trip. A temporal agent pursues an elusive terrorist through time, tries to prevent disasters.
- Selma (2015) 9
Martin Luther King's campaign to secure equal voting rights via a 1965 Alabama march. Vital.
- Station Agent, The (2003) 9
A solitary man with dwarfism inherits an abandoned train depot and moves in. Understated magic.
- Whiplash (2014) 9
Driven by his cutthroat instructor, a conservatory drummer is hellbent on becoming a jazz great.
- Big Hero 6 (2014) 8
A robotics prodigy and inflatable robot Baymax become covert heroes of San Fransokyo. High-tech Pixar.
- City Dark, The (2012) 8
Documentary about the human and global consequences of modern light pollution and the disappearing stars.
- Comet (2014) 8
Bittersweet, jumbled retelling of moments from a couple's six-year relationship. Dreamlike references to parallel universes.
- Congress, The (2014) 8
Ambitious, futuristic amalgam of Hollywood actor digitization and animated illusory utopia. Trippy. Robin Wright stars.
- Conjuring, The (2013) 8
Creepy-as-hell 1971 paranormal investigation of a haunted Rhode Island farmhouse by Ed and Lorraine Warren.
- Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The (2010) 8
A journalist and a hacker team up to investigate a 40-year-old unsolved disappearance. Dark, complex.
- Gone Girl (2014) 8
Embrace media hysteria and lose faith in marriage and justice with Fincher's dark psychological thriller.
- Gruffalo, The (2009) 8
A cunning mouse outwits a succession of predators while walking in the deep dark wood.
- Imitation Game, The (2014) 8
How Alan Turing helped crack Germany's Enigma code during WWII and saved millions of lives.
- Invisible War, The (2012) 8
Investigation of the rape epidemic in the U.S. military and its profound consequences. Tragic, appalling.
- Kung Fury (2015) 8
In 1985, a Miami cop goes back in time to kill Hitler. Over-the-top crowdfunded action-comedy.
- Marvelous Misadventures of Flapjack - Seasons 1-3, The (2010) 8
Cartoon seafaring adventures of young Flapjack and pirate K'nuckles who live in a talking whale.
- Monsters (2010) 8
Six years after aliens invaded Earth, two Americans enter the Infected Zone. Satisfying, affecting road-movie.
- Nightcrawler (2014) 8
Chilling satire of tabloid TV news culture. Chasing ratings mutually supports chasing ambulances. Genius Gyllenhaal.
- People, Places, Things (2015) 8
Graphic novelist Jemaine Clement, now single-parenting twin girls, can't get let go of his ex.
- Reality (2015) 8
Surreal, compelling nonsense from absurdist Dupieux, who has taken a page from Lynch's Mulholland Drive.
- Room on the Broom (2012) 8
A gentle witch offers rides to a variety of animals on her increasingly crowded broom.
- Tangerine (2015) 8
A transgender prostitute tears through L.A. on Christmas Eve seeking her unfaithful pimp. Raunchy, empathetic.
- Terms and Conditions May Apply (2013) 8
Documentary examines the erosion of privacy in the digital age. How corporations and governments spy.
- Theory of Everything, The (2014) 8
Touching biography of physicist Stephen Hawking. Explores his personal life as ALS ravages his body.
- Advantageous (2015) 7
Dystopian future where a middle-aged woman undergoes a drastic biomedical procedure to support her daughter.
- Before I Disappear (2014) 7
Circumstances cause a suicidal man to drag his young, precocious niece across Manhattan one night.
- Boxtrolls, The (2014) 7
An orphan raised by underground cave-dwelling trash collectors tries to save his friends from extermination.
- Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Them, The (2014) 7
The tragic dissolution of a romantic relationship, told from two perspectives in two independent chapters.
- Frankenweenie (2012) 7
Tim Burton's stop-motion love story between a boy and his (undead) dog. Classic horror homage.
- Frequencies (2014) 7
Ambitiously explores philosophical notions of fate and free will in an alternate reality of frequencies.
- From One Second to the Next (2013) 7
Short documentary chronicling the devastating consequences of texting and driving, directed by Werner Herzog.
- Girl Who Kicked the Hornets' Nest, The (2010) 7
The trilogy finale. Hacker Lisbeth Salander is hospitalized, suspected of murder and targeted for death.
- Girl Who Played with Fire, The (2010) 7
Hacker Lisbeth Salander becomes the prime suspect in deaths following a Swedish sex trade exposé.
- God Forgive Us (2014) 7
Parallel stories of four struggling strangers build to an unexpected collision. Engaging indie. Acting is passable.
- Gruffalo's Child, The (2011) 7
The child of the Gruffalo ignores her father's warnings and seeks the Big Bad Mouse.
- I Cannot Go on as I Am (2015) 7
Silent musical by Edgardo Flores. A woman loses her job and lover. Meaning in stillness.
- Jurassic World (2015) 7
An enjoyably self-conscious, formulaic blockbuster of dinosaur de-extinctions. Part four! Bryce Dallas Howard is fun.
- Loneliest Planet, The (2012) 7
A pivotal, instinctive reaction divides a couple's hiking trek in Georgia's Caucasus Mountains. Slow, stunning.
- Love & Teleportation (2013) 7
A disgraced quantum mechanics professor invents a teleportation machine in his garage. Clever, charming ending.
- Lucy (2014) 7
Stylish, fast-paced existential thriller. But you must concede the utter nonsense about 10% brain capacity.
- Malèna (2001) 7
In WWII Italy, Monica Bellucci provokes sensual awakenings in adolescent boys and scorn from townsfolk.
- Mood Indigo (2014) 7
Gondry outwhimsied himself with this bipolar stop-motion diorama. Like Pee-wee's Playhouse plus Amélie, n'est-ce pas?
- My Week with Marilyn (2011) 7
Michelle Williams as Marilyn Monroe in 1956, through the eyes of a London film student.
- Oblivion (2013) 7
A dazzling, futuristic Tom Cruise space vehicle. Sadly overexplains the post-apocalyptic mystery. Fuck you, Sally.
- Rosewater (2014) 7
Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari is jailed in Iran under suspicion of espionage. Jon Stewart directs.
- Soaked in Bleach (2015) 7
Compelling docudrama about the last days of Kurt Cobain. Re-open the death investigation, Seattle PD.
- Son of the Congo (2015) 7
Basketball star Serge Ibaka returns to the Congo with the hope of uplifting communities. Heartwarming.
- Time Lapse (2015) 7
A mysterious device takes pictures 24 hours into the future. Engaging time-machine premise, passable acting.
- Tomorrowland (2015) 7
I can't resist the retro-futurism of 1960s World's Fairs. Magical adventure into an alternate dimension.
- Who is Dayani Cristal? (2014) 7
Moving portrait of border-crossing migrant workers. Begins with an unidentified body in the Arizona desert.
- Wrong (2013) 7
Absurdist Dupieux film about a man changing others' lives while looking for his lost dog.
- Young & Beautiful (2014) 7
Both male fantasy and moving coming-of-age story. A sexually curious French girl takes up prostitution.
- Zero Theorem, The (2014) 7
A computer hacker trying to discover the meaning of life keeps being interrupted by Management.
- Godzilla (2014) 6
Godzilla rises again in this nuclear-powered remake that spans the Pacific. Awesome monsters, dull humans.
- Hot Girls Wanted (2015) 6
Superficial documentary of lost and confused young women being exploited in the amateur porn industry.
- Last Night (2011) 6
Tense study of whether tempted spouses will actually commit adultery. Knightley glows, Worthington is dull.
- Love (2012) 6
Lonely astronaut stranded aboard the ISS develops cabin fever, becomes one with the universe. Posthumanism.
- Man with the Iron Fists, The (2012) 6
RZA's martial arts thriller combines kung-fu action and hip-hop style. Saga of a Chinese blacksmith.
- Parallels (2015) 6
A mysterious building is the gateway to infinite parallel Earths. Interesting concept, but mediocre execution.
- Rubber (2011) 6
Dupieux's surreal grindhouse spoof and commentary on the absurdity of cinema, starring a homicidal tire.
- Self/less (2015) 6
Explores the premise of transplanting minds into new bodies. Turns into a conventional action movie.
- Upside Down (2013) 6
If you can somehow accept the ludicrous science/impossible physics, it's charming. An ambitious love story.
- VANish (2015) 6
A drug lord's daughter is taken hostage by amateurs. Entertaining mayhem ensues inside their van.
- Interview, The (2014) 5
Sophomoric Seth Rogen comedy about North Korea/dick jokes. Gained notoriety due to Sony Pictures hack.
- Man with the Iron Fists 2, The (2015) 5
RZA, the kung-fu blacksmith, arrives unceremoniously in an oppressed silver-mining village in feudal China. Fight!
- One and Two (2015) 5
Siblings with teleportation powers live with their abusive father on an isolated Mennonite-like farmstead. WTF.
- Reconstruction of William Zero, The (2015) 5
A geneticist with amnesia awakes under the care of his identical twin. Clever, but clumsy.
- C.O.G. (2013) CRAP
A self-absorbed graduate tries living the simple life in Oregon, finds self-hatred through religion? Pointless garbage.
- Sharknado (2013) CRAP
Was idiotically curious about the magnitude of this TV-movie's absurdity. It's a bloody, bad-CGI trainwreck.
- Wrong Cops (2013) CRAP
Aggressively self-conscious inanity via wild, musical antics of a moronic, corrupt police force. WTF, Dupieux.
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How much time was spent watching movies?
On average, Ian watched 0.2 films per day during the past 365 days.
That's a daily average of about 22 minutes of cinema. Or, about 1.5 films per week.
Statistical ratings distribution of these 76 films (4.7% of total rated films):
With enough films included, it usually approximates a bell curve with a mean near 6.5...
(especially when considering that CRAP is 0-4 combined).
Average rating for these 76 films: 7.1.
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