Ranking Status: Movie God
Name: Mitchell Young
Current Area: Los Angeles, CA
Employer: Rock for Justice
Position: Executive Director - www.rockforjustice.org
About Me: Film director. Band Manager. Social Justice Pioneer. I am Mitchell Young, officially.
Film I Love: 8 1/2
Favorite Genre: Comedy
Favorite Director: Federico Fellini
Movie Quotes: "Choose Life" - Trainspotting
Latest Movie Review
Ultimately, though I appreciate the style behind "Get Carter," I find it empty and a pessimistic view of an anti-hero's journey. Michael Caine plays his brutal Jack Carter with commitment and resolve and the film bluntly unfolds its plot with surehanded brevity. The result is a tale that is nihilistic at best. As Carter's character remains mostly resolute and emotionless throughout his vengeful mission, so the film's plot and themes remain emotionless. What results is a visually striking thriller, but one that doesn't leave the viewer with anything thematically beneficial.
Recent Rating History
|Get Carter (1971)||2.5/4||2.8/4|
Top Movie List
|2.||Andrey Rublyov ( Andrei Rublev )||4.0/4||3.0/4|
|4.||Au hasard Balthazar||4.0/4||3.1/4|
|5.||Au revoir les enfants||4.0/4||3.1/4|
Chris Kavan - wrote on 01/15/13 at 11:12 PM CT
Texas Chainsaw 3D Review comment
Yes indeed - in the original movie the family were all cannibals (at least those shown). I don't know how far the massacre went, but in the Chainsaw mythos (including the mostly terrible reboots) it's pretty much made clear that everyone in the general vicinity is in on the whole murdering people and eating them (or at least ignoring the cannibals living down the way). Leatherface as a hero makes zero sense to me but I'll rent this some day just so I can see how bad it is.
FSUNoles27TS - wrote on 11/22/12 at 05:37 PM CT
Behind Enemy Lines Review comment
Couldnt agree more. Took the words out of my mouth. This perhaps could have been considered a good movie with a different actor. Edward Norton anyone?
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/13/12 at 10:05 AM CT
The Campaign Review comment
This is a movie I was going in with low expectations, despite the fact I liked what I had seen from the trailers. Ferrell has been inconsistent lately, but I have to admit, The Campaign was good. And I agree, Galifianakis still manages to steal the show every time - pairing him and Ferrell was a good idea.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 08/01/12 at 12:47 PM CT
Forks Over Knives Review comment
This documentary was so convincing, it was enough to convince me and fellow FilmCrave owner Nick to switch to soy milk. I'm not giving up my meat and cheese, though.
Chris Kavan - wrote on 07/23/12 at 08:57 PM CT
Kiss Me Deadly Review comment
This is on my short list of Criterion Collection films to buy - I'm just getting into the noir genre, so I'm now looking forward to it.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/20/12 at 10:38 PM CT
Oldboy ( Oldeuboi ) Review comment
This film is flawless. One of my favorite Non-US film. Authentic fight scenes, stunning revelations and spectacular direction.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/20/12 at 10:35 PM CT
Downfall ( Untergang, Der ) Review comment
Bruno Ganz was perfect for the role and settings/battles realistic.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 07/20/12 at 10:34 PM CT
The Fountain Review comment
This is unappreciated by most but is really visually stunning. Maybe if the stories were not as complex, it would be admired more.
Daniel Corleone - wrote on 01/18/12 at 07:39 PM CT
The Godfather: Part III Review comment
Great review. I felt Pacino was robbed of any nomination he had in the franchise. It depicted the rise of a hungry Don and the fall of another. Good to see somebody appreciate Godfather III, which is quite a rarity considering it was better than most films in its time.
Armando Sanchez - wrote on 02/01/11 at 10:41 PM CT
have you ever seen "dead alive" ?. a great horror/comedy by Peter Jackson.