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My mother is French and my father is Dutch. I have spent all my life in France but now I have been living in Holland for quite a while.

I'm married with 3 children (two of them, Nick and Zoé, are also Listal users) and I spent all my time off watching movies....

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A good movie

Posted : 1 hour, 55 minutes ago on 18 November 2017 11:20 (A review of Invasion of the Body Snatchers)

Since I really liked the original version and since this movie really had a solid reputation as well, I was quite eager to check it out. In fact, the first version I saw was the 3rd one directed by Abel Ferrara but, to be honest, at the time, I thought it was really weak but since Roger Ebert apparently really liked it maybe I should check it out again. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, from the 4 different movies they made out of his story, it was my favorite one and it is one of the very few remakes which was at least as good as its predecessor was. I mean, to be honest, it wasn't such a massive improvement on the first version from the 50's, it was actually a really faithful remake but the main reason I preferred this movie was because they went for a much bleaker ending this time around. It was also pretty neat to see Donald Sutherland playing the lead for once and it was really refreshing to see a lead character who did look like a normal person and not like a model. Concerning the story itself, it was still quite creepy and effective but, to be honest, it is still a B feature after all but it must one of the best in this genre. Anyway, even if I wasn't completely blown away, it was still a solid horror feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.


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A good movie

Posted : 1 day, 2 hours ago on 17 November 2017 10:41 (A review of Justice League)

Even though the DCEU movies didn't get much love so far, except for 'Wonder Woman', I was still  eager to check this flick. Well, it was not bad at all after all. Eventually, even though it might be unfair, the main problem was that Marvel has set the expectations so high following the huge critical and commercial success of 'The Avengers'. I mean, this movie did work but it still never reached the level of the classic delivered by Marvel. Even with Barry Allen and the Flash who was your average wise-cracking teenager, Marvel already used the same trick with Peter Parker with some tremendous result. Still, the Justice League is a great team of super-heroes, the cast was really spot on and it was pretty neat to see how they managed to bring all these characters together. Still, even though there was quite some material to cover with all these characters, it was rather bewildering that they delivered the shortest movie so far in the DCEU, all because the previous movies were considered to be too long. Considering Steppenwolf, he was yet another powerful being who wanted to destroy our world which was seriously generic and I didn't care much for him. To be honest, even though I will probably be in the minority, I actually preferred 'Man of Steel' and 'Batman v Superman'. Obviously, these movies were not great but I liked really darker approach if only because DC was at least trying to do its own thing. Now, this darker tone is gone and even though it might please more people, they gave us something too similar to Marvel which is too bad in my opinion. Anyway, to conclude, it was still a decent effort from DC, even if there is plenty of room to improve, and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.


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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 3 hours ago on 16 November 2017 10:02 (A review of He Loves Me... He Loves Me Not)

I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since I have a weak spot for Audrey Tautou, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, even though the damned thing was sold as another whimsical romantic-comedy starring Audrey Tautou, especially after the huge success of 'Le fabuleux destin d'Amélie Poulain', it turned out to be something completely different after all. To make it even more confusing, the first act was indeed a romantic-comedy but, at some point, they went all the way back to the beginning and they retold the story as some kind of psychological thriller but they still managed to keep the whimsical soundtrack somehow. Well, this mix was quite audacious, that's for sure, and it is only in French movies that you would find such a twisted love story. Still, did it really work? I'm not so sure. Indeed, it is always tricky to handle such a rather dark subject like deep mental illness so lightly and I wonder if I wouldn't have enjoyed it more without the romantic-comedy angle. Furthermore, as the makers wanted to keep the viewers as long as possible in the dark, you never get the opportunity to understand Angélique and, as a result, it was rather difficult to really care for her. Anyway, in spite of its flaws, it was still a decent watch and it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in French movies.


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An average movie

Posted : 3 days, 4 hours ago on 15 November 2017 09:03 (A review of Where the Day Takes You)

I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but I was really eager to watch it for quite some time, mostly because it was Will Smith's feature film debut. Eventually, Smith had a rather small part but the rest of the cast was actually pretty impressive  (Dermot Mulroney, Lara Flynn Boyle, Sean Astin, Balthazar Getty, Ricki Lake, Kyle MacLachlan, Alyssa Milano, David Arquette, Laura San Giacomo, Christian Slater, Robert Knepper). Concerning the movie itself, it was actually not bad and it gave an interesting look on how it could be to live as runaway homeless kid in the streets of Hollywood. However, even if the subject was terribly dark, the way it was handled, even though they really tried, it still felt as if they too much glossed over this subject.  Indeed, all these kids, except maybe for Sean Austin, looked much too good after spending days and nights in the street, they looked also really too well fed and healthy for this kind of lifestyle. Furthermore, even though it must be a terrible difficult and sad way of living, they seemed to be doing OK, considering the circumstances. Finally, the whole interview concept was just pointless, it didn't add anything to the story and could have been easily removed. Still, it is not very often that you get to see a movie about this subject and at least half of it was actually quite realistic and interesting. To conclude, in spite of its flaws, it was still a decent watch and I think it is worth a look.


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A bad movie

Posted : 5 days, 16 hours ago on 13 November 2017 08:49 (A review of Nine Lives)

Only a couple of weeks ago, Kevin Spacey was still regarded as one of the best American actors from the last 20 years but, overnight, he turned out to be a major sexual creep and many are predicting that his career is now pretty much over. On the other hand, considering Spacey’s latest movie choices, it seems that the guy himself actually didn’t really care anymore and this movie was a perfect example. I can imagine that when Kevin Spacey read this script, he knew from the start that it was some garbage but he also knew that he would only have to show up for a couple of scenes and do some voice-over work for the cat for the rest of the movie so he basically went for the easy money. Considering the movie itself, it was just such a misguided concept. Indeed, the body-swap is an old gimmick which has never been really interesting even when it was something new and this movie certainly didn’t add anything worthwhile to this concept.  That’s also the terribly thing about the new possibilities provided by the modern CGI technology. Indeed, nowadays, they are able to create some photo-realistic  animated animals which was pretty cool in ‘The Jungle Book’ but, most of the time, they deliver some awul movies like this one or ‘Marmaduke’.  At least, they didn’t animate the cats’s lips. Anyway, to conclude, the whole thing was just so boring, it was a big waste of time and it is obviously not work a look. 



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An average movie

Posted : 1 week ago on 11 November 2017 08:42 (A review of Lovelace)

To be honest, I wasn't really expecting much from this flick but since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. I have to admit it, I haven't seen 'Deep Throat' which seemed to be like an interesting watch since it had such a huge cultural impact but, from what I gathered from this movie, is that it was actually pretty lame, pretty much like most porn flicks. Coming back to our main feature, well, it wasn't really good, I'm afraid. First of all, the whole thing had a rather odd structure. Indeed, they first told everything from a rather neutral point of view, basically, the official version, and then they started all over again and told the whole story from Linda's point of view. Why? As a result, the first part felt rather pointless. Then, I'm not sure if I really cared about Linda's version and something with more nuances might have maybe worked better for me. Seriously,  it must have been the first biopic I saw during which the main character had to take a polygraph test to show everyone that she was actually telling the truth. In my opinion, it shows how little confidence the makers had in this story and its main source. Eventually, no matter what really happened, it is just rather sad that Linda Lovelace first became the biggest porn star in the world, even an icon, and then, tried to turn everything around and became in the process the biggest anti-porn crusader that ever lived. Unfortunately, this movie completely failed to show this journey by telling the story from her point of view. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, it was a still a decent watch and I guess it is worth a look.


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A good movie

Posted : 1 week, 1 day ago on 10 November 2017 10:35 (A review of Ghost in the Shell)

I already saw this movie but since it was a while ago and since I had it on DVD, I was quite eager to check it out again. Well, in Japanese animation, it is probably one of the most famous movies in this genre and it is indeed a rather fascinating feature, even though it can be rather challenging. Still, I really loved its mesmerising soundtrack and, even 20 years later, the animation is pretty impressive with some rather breathtaking scenes. However, the whole thing did feel rather outdated during the dialogues scenes as there was no movement whatsoever, except for the lips of the characters when they talked. Concerning the story, it is probably one of the most philosophical animated movies out there which makes the whole thing equally interesting but also difficult to follow and, sometimes, downright confusing. It is basically a movie that you can or should watch several times just to get a better grip on the story and on the interesting concepts and ideas developed. However, to be honest, even after watching the damned thing 2 or 3 times, I'm still not sure if I understood everything. Recently, they came up with a live version which was heavily criticised because Scarlet Johansson played the main character. I still have to see this new version but, since it was a US production, I'm pretty sure they dumbed down the philosophical aspects of this story which was obviously one of its biggest assets. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, to conclude, even if I wasn't completely sold, it was still a fascinating animated feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.



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An average movie

Posted : 1 week, 2 days ago on 9 November 2017 10:49 (A review of A Guy Thing)

I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Julia Stiles, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, it wasn't good, I'm afraid, in fact, it was even pretty lame. Apparently , back in those days, they still believed that Jason Lee could play the leading man when it was always obvious that he was more suitable for providing some supporting characters but that wasn't even the biggest issue with this movie. Basically, pretty much nothing worked in this movie. The introduction was misguided, the concept was lame and most of the jokes were weak. There were here and there some decent scenes and I have to admit that Julia Stiles and Selma Blair were both quite charming but it was certainly not enough. Concerning Stiles, I always wondered what happened to here as she seemed to have a bright career ahead of her but after wasting her talent in such weak projects like this one, it is hardly surprising that producers would nowadays pick someone else for a high profile gig. Anyway, to conclude, I think I was actually rather generous with my rating here, the damned thing was pretty weak and I don't think it is really worth a look. 


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An average movie

Posted : 1 week, 3 days ago on 8 November 2017 11:02 (A review of Voyage of Time: Life's Journey)

Back in 2016, I was actually planning to see this movie or, even better, the IMAX version, with my film club but, eventually, it wasn't released at all in the Netherlands so I had to pick up something else after all. Well, after finally watching the damned thing, I'm not sure if it would have been such a great choice and maybe I might have dodged a bullet after all. I mean, it was something really original and even though it was labelled as a documentary, it was something completely different than your average documentary and, at least, it was slightly better than 'Song to Song' and 'Knight of Cups'. Indeed, I really liked the idea of Malick showing us the origins of our universe, something he already experimented with in 'The Tree of Life' and some of the scenes were visually quite impressive. Furthermore, for a director who never cared about the plot, it was a natural move to remove entirely any plot and also the characters. Unfortunately, even though the whole concept of the birth of the universe was pretty neat, he just added too many random stuff for my taste. Furthermore, the narration by Cate Blanchett was just so repetitive, rather pretentious and fairly pointless. To be honest, I'm glad the damned thing lasted less than 90 minutes. To conclude, even though with such a director, it could have become a masterpiece, the whole thing turned out to be only decent but not much more than that and I think it is worth a look only if you are a fan of Terrence Malick's work.


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A good movie

Posted : 1 week, 5 days ago on 6 November 2017 09:51 (A review of The Caine Mutiny)

 I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since it has a decent reputation and since I have a weak spot for Humphrey Bogart, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, it took me a while to get into the damned thing. Indeed, they really took their time to set the whole thing up and it didn't help that they focused too much on Robert Francis's boring character and his even more boring romantic sub-plot. In fact, I think I only really cared about the last 30 minutes but this last act was fortunately quite spellbinding to behold. Indeed, Bogart once  again really impressed me and you have to respect a famous actor like him with such a status willing to play someone so vulnerable and clearly mentally disturbed. His performance was just really impressive, especially during the climactic scene when his character was in the witness chair. Eventually, I have never been the army but it must be terrifying when you get to see the highest man in the hierarchy apparently losing his mind in front of you, especially in the heat of the battle. Anyway, to conclude, even if it didn't completely worked for me, it was still a decent watch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 


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An average movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since I have a weak spot for Audrey Tautou, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, even though the damned thing was sold as another whimsical romantic-comedy starring Audrey Tautou, especially after the huge success of 'Le fa” read more

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Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 30 8:20
Hi, my vote for L'amour fou in number 156 is wrong, I mean L'amour fou (1969)
http://www.listal.com/movie/amour-fou-l

thank you
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 25 20:27
Posted: 9 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 25 7:50
Oh, I would help, but I don't think I'm capable of choosing 10, sorry!
Posted: 9 months, 4 weeks ago at Jan 23 21:57
Consider it done!
Posted: 10 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 5 18:07
You rock!
Posted: 10 months, 2 weeks ago at Jan 2 11:38
Have a very Happy New Year for 2017, Johan! :)
Posted: 10 months, 3 weeks ago at Jan 1 5:27
Peace, love and hope for a better year than you enjoyed in 2016!!



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Posted: 10 months, 4 weeks ago at Dec 24 15:49
Heh, nice!:) Merry xmas!
Posted: 11 months, 1 week ago at Dec 15 5:33
Thanks for adding me to your list!
Posted: 11 months, 1 week ago at Dec 14 14:21
thank you for adding me to your fantastic list
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at May 8 2:07
I only saw The Exorcist once, back when it got re-released to theatres for whichever anniversary that was, and I too found it overrated. As many votes as it's racking up I'll find out very soon whether I still feel the same.

Hope all is well with you, my friend. :)
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 30 9:04
Yeah) Was glad to help with your new top 100 list.
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Feb 11 9:35
thanks for letting me know, friend :)
Posted: 1 year, 9 months ago at Jan 27 0:21
USA or South Korea
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Jan 24 17:57
i voted your list of 100 movies i will add my 10 movies later i have to choose the best :)
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Jan 1 11:14
Happy New Year! Are you going to open Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2015)?
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 31 13:52
Just wanted to wish you a great and amazing start of a new year, and thank you for all the support all through this year, keep being awesome ;D!!
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Posted: 2 years, 12 months ago at Nov 22 17:07
Congratulations on 4000 reviews
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Oct 19 19:28
Hello Johan. I need some help with my poll 'Listal's 100 Films To Die Before You See'. It's doing really badly, can you ask your friends to enter please? Thanks!

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