Movie Ratings & Reviews
Last film added: December 16, 2018. There are currently 1603 films in the database (since 1996).
- Arrival (2016) 10
Linguistics professor Amy Adams and the tense puzzle of 12 alien spacecraft. Deeply affecting humanity.
- Endless Poetry (2017) 10
Jodorowsky's vibrant retelling of his life continues. Chronicles personal and artistic development via magical realism.
- Ghost Story, A (2017) 10
Bedsheet-covered meditation on the passage of time and death's inevitability. A profoundly sad haunted house.
- Moonlight (2016) 10
A masterpiece. Tenderly chronicles a young black man's rough and anxious life in 1980s Miami.
- World of Tomorrow Episode Two: The Burden of Other People... (2017) 10
Dazzling and poignant sci-fi. Don Hertzfeldt reverse-engineered this sequel from audio of his five-year-old niece.
- Captain Fantastic (2016) 9
A survivalist raising his children in an isolated Washington forest must return to civilization. Parenting!
- Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, A (2015) 9
In Iranian ghost-town Bad City, a lonesome vampire stalks residents at night. Charming as hell.
- Hidden Figures (2017) 9
Spotlights NASA's black female mathematicians during the 1960s space race, especially Katherine Johnson. Vital history.
- It Follows (2015) 9
A terrifying supernatural entity starts following a young woman after a sexual encounter. Gripping, ingenious.
- Last Week Tonight with John Oliver - Seasons 1-4 (2017) 9
The very best news satire program. Weekly updates from former 'Daily Show' host and correspondent.
- Room (2016) 9
A loving mother raising her boy within the confines of a small shed. Incredibly moving.
- Steve Jobs (2015) 9
Explores Jobs's ruthless drive to revolutionize computing. Behind the scenes of three iconic product launches.
- Stranger Things - Seasons 1-2 (2017) 9
A small Indiana town in the 1980s has a shadowy parallel dimension. Thrilling, emotionally resonant.
- Twin Peaks: The Return (2017) 9
David Lynch revisits the surreal, mystical character of a quaint Washington town 25 years later.
- 20th Century Women (2017) 8
A teenager is raised by his bohemian mother and two young women. Southern California, 1979.
- April and the Extraordinary World (2016) 8
Alternate universe ruled by coal and steam engines. Scientists have been disappearing. Fun French steampunk.
- Baby Driver (2017) 8
A baby-faced getaway driver is in deep trouble following a botched heist. Musical chase scenes.
- Cemetery of Splendor (2016) 8
Gentle magical realism featuring Thai soldiers with a mysterious sleeping sickness, ancient kings, and love.
- David Lynch: The Art Life (2017) 8
Lynch discusses his early life, his art and his creative process. Meditative smoking and painting.
- Finding Dory (2016) 8
The forgetful blue tang fish searches for her long-lost parents, journeys to an ocean conservatory.
- Full Frontal with Samantha Bee - Seasons 1-2 (2017) 8
Weekly news satire, with particular attention to women's issues, from the former 'Daily Show' correspondent.
- Get Out (2017) 8
A black man meets his white girlfriend's parents for a weekend at their estate. Razor-sharp.
- Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016) 8
Adventures of a misfit teenager and his foster 'uncle' in the wild New Zealand bush.
- Lobster, The (2016) 8
Absurd allegory for how society regards romantic relationships and loneliness. A provocative, original love story.
- Monster Calls, A (2016) 8
A yew-tree monster helps a 12-year-old cope with his single mother's terminal illness. Devastating fable.
- My Life as a Zucchini (2017) 8
Vibrant stop-motion animation about a young boy sent to a foster home. Delightful youthful resilience.
- Nymphomaniac: Volume I (2014) 8
Lars von Trier overlays explicit sexual encounters (via porn doubles) with philosophy, religion, biology, math.
- Paterson (2016) 8
One week in the quiet life of Paterson, a poet in Paterson, NJ. Existential Jarmusch.
- Rogue One: A Star Wars Story (2016) 8
How the Rebel Alliance stole the Death Star plans. Occurs between Episodes III and IV.
- Under the Shadow (2016) 8
Distinctively creepy genre film that's also an allegory of female oppression in 1980s Iran. Djinn!
- Witch: A New-England Folktale, The (2016) 8
A Puritan homesteading family in 1630s New England is torn apart by forces of witchcraft.
- Boy and the Beast, The (2016) 7
A nine-year-old boy in Japan stumbles upon a fantastic world of beasts. Uneven coming-of-age anime.
- Chappie (2015) 7
Both brazenly ridiculous and ingenious. Die Antwoord teaches a conscious AI how to do crimes.
- Dark Star: H.R. Giger's World (2014) 7
The dark surrealism of Swiss artist H.R. Giger interspersed with documentation of his final years.
- Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (2016) 7
The adventures of writer Newt Scamander in New York's secret community of witches and wizards.
- Ghost in the Shell (2017) 7
Scarlett Johansson, now cyber-enhanced, is the perfect weapon. A big-budget spectacle that honors the anime.
- Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017) 7
The ragtag, intergalactic crew fights to stay together and unravels the mystery of Quill's father.
- Hieronymus Bosch, Touched by the Devil (2016) 7
New infrared photography of the late-medieval artist's fantastical paintings. Too much focus on inter-museum politics.
- Hush (2016) 7
A deaf-mute writer lives alone in the woods. A masked killer appears in her window.
- Into the Inferno (2016) 7
Werner Herzog explores the cultural power of volcanoes in Vanuatu, Indonesia, Ethiopia, Iceland, North Korea.
- Moana (2016) 7
Disney musical set in Ancient Polynesia. A girl befriends a demigod to save her people.
- Nymphomaniac: Volume II (2014) 7
Lars von Trier further explores one woman's tragic life story and sexuality. Quite bleak, intellectual.
- Okja (2017) 7
A Korean girl's best friend is a GMO created by a powerful corporation. Over-the-top antics.
- Pete's Dragon (2016) 7
When a boy is orphaned in the forest, a magical dragon named Elliot protects him.
- Phantom Boy (2016) 7
A boy whose illness allows him to float outside his body befriends a NYC cop.
- Saving Capitalism (2017) 7
Robert Reich's demoralizing yet hopeful account of how American politics became rigged by crony capitalism.
- Snowden (2016) 7
A paranoid thriller, plus ethical dilemma, about leaking the NSA's illegal surveillance techniques. Gordon-Levitt stars.
- Stanley Kubrick's Boxes (2008) 7
Kubrick's incredible attention to detail revealed in 1,000+ boxes of his meticulously sorted film materials.
- Swiss Army Man (2016) 7
Surreal, earnest adventures of a stranded man and the gaseous corpse he befriends. Poetic slapstick?
- Uncanny (2015) 7
A groundbreaking A.I. exhibits emergent behavior. Quite similar to 'Ex Machina' but actually predates it.
- Who Took Johnny (2015) 7
Examination into the famous 1982 disappearance of Iowa paperboy Johnny Gosch. Case appears essentially solved.
- Babysitter, The (2017) 6
A 12-year-old trying to spy on his hot babysitter learns too much and is imperiled.
- BFG, The (2016) 6
Spielberg-directed adaptation of the classic Roald Dahl book about giants and a 10-year-old British girl.
- Bottom of the World (2017) 6
Trippy mystery of a guilty subconscious. Dreams within dreams, but falls flat in the end.
- Girl Asleep (2016) 6
Vibrant and fantastical. Chaotic caricature of a teenage girl coming of age in 1970s Australia.
- Haunter (2013) 6
A 1985 teenager's stuck in a time loop. Predictable yet illogical 'Groundhog Day' with ghosts.
- Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 1, The (2014) 6
Jennifer Lawrence's charisma is the only thing holding this trilogy together. Sadly underdeveloped, yet overdone.
- Into the Forest (2016) 6
Post-apocalyptic survivalist story with surprisingly limited hardship. The sisterhood of the talented Page and Wood.
- OtherLife (2017) 6
Biological software can induce time-compressed virtual realities, or make false memories. A lonely, cautionary tale.
- Secret Life of Pets, The (2016) 6
The silly escapades of some Manhattan pets and a psychotic rabbit. Both cute and annoying.
- These Final Hours (2015) 6
Just hours before a global extinction event, most people go crazy. One man finds redemption.
- Wheelman (2017) 6
A getaway driver is double-crossed. Top-speed BMW driving plus cell-phone cursing. 'Locke' it is not.
- Guardian Brothers, The (2017) 5
The spirit world is authoritarian and small-minded. The godless human world has tasty-looking Chinese soup.
- Hunger Games: Mockingjay - Part 2, The (2015) 5
The downhill slide concludes. Was almost wishing Katniss would shoot every character with an arrow.
- iBoy (2017) 5
A teen gains superpowers after smartphone fragments enter his brain. Bruv, mind-hacking everything is easy!
- Last Survivors, The (2015) 5
A teen girl tries to evade masked marauders in drought-stricken, post-apocalyptic Oregon. High body count.
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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 20 minutes of cinema. Or, about 1.3 films per week.
Statistical ratings distribution of these 66 films (4.1% 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 66 films: 7.5.
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