Friday, September 19, 2003

Movie Reviews by Rating Index

10 Stars
All the Way ,
Mad Max: Fury Road , 
The Grand Budapest Hotel
Best of Enemies ,
La Révolution française (1989)--The French Revolution

9 Stars
12 Years a Slave ,
Star Wars VII: The Force Awakens ,
Selma ,
Star Wars: Rogue One ,
The Big Short ,

8 Stars
Trumbo ,
The Hateful Eight ,
Captain America 3: Civil War ,
Life of Crime
The World's End,
Moonrise Kingdom,
Paper Moon,
Capitalism: A Love Story,
Star Trek Beyond ,
Kong: Skull Island ,
Guardians of the Galaxy 2 ,

7 Stars
Sausage Party ,
X-Men: Apocalypse ,
The Hollow Crown: Henry IV Part 1,
The Hollow Crown: Richard II,
Hot Fuzz,
X-Men: Days of Future Past,
浮草 / Floating Weeds,
Robocop [1987],
Django Unchained,
Riddick,
Monsters University,
Barry Lyndon,
Frozen,
George Harrison: Living in the Material World,
The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956),

6 Stars
The Hobbit 3: The Battle of Five Armies,
The Wolf of Wall Street,
The Dark Knight Rises,
Guardians of the Galaxy,
秋日和 /Late Autumn,
Valkyrie,
Pompeii,
お早よう / Ohayou (Good Morning) [1959],
True Romance,
The Hobbit 2: The Desolation of Smaug,
Rango,
Project Nim,
Ant Man ,
Spider-Man Homecoming ,

5 Stars
Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation ,
Of Mice and Men,
Cool  Hand Luke,
Iron Man 3,
Inside Llewyn Davis,
Searching for Sugar Man,
Prometheus

4 Stars
Zootopia ,
Captain America 2: The Winter Soldier,
Birdman,
The People Speak,
The Jungle Book (2016) ,

3 Stars
The Legend of Tarzan ,
Is the Man who is Tall Happy? ,
A Bridge Too Far,
Badlands,
Catching Fire,
The Iron Lady

2 Stars
Divergent
Animal Farm (1954),
Animal Farm (1999),
Vampire's Kiss,
Oz the Great and Powerful,
The Hunger Games,
Indochine,
Spectre ,
Finding Dory ,
Sing ,

1 Star
Get On Up,
Tootsie ,
Ma Dai,
Going in Style ,

Above is a list of all my movie reviews sorted by ranking.   (I started using a rating system from December 2013.  Any movie reviews from before then are not on a rating system).

I should make the disclaimer that this rating system is just based on my off-the-cuff feelings immediately after viewing.
As such, it is doubly flawed.
First of all, it is flawed in the way that all subjective rating systems are flawed--it represents the limitations of my own mind more than it does the objective merits or demerits of the movie.
Secondly, even within the limitations of my own mind, it is further flawed in the sense that none of us understand our feelings.  Often I'll feel like I liked or didn't like a movie, without truly understanding why.  Or I might have a vague feeling about a movie, but a difficulty assigning a specific number to that feeling.  Some days I might be inclined to be generous, and other days inclined to be harsh, and so the rating could depend more on my mood for that day than the movie itself.
Also opinions change over time.  Some movies I had one reaction to immediately after watching it, and another reaction to it after I contemplated it over time.  (Prometheus, for example, is a movie I decided I was too generous to.)  These ratings represent my initial impression immediately after viewing, and not necessarily my final judgement.

So for all those reasons, treat this list with caution.  Nevertheless, for whatever it may or may not be worth, here are my movie rankings.

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