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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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1. The evolution of... (290 votes)

2. Listal's Hall of Fame (245 votes)

2. Around the world with Listal's members (231 votes)

4. Most Valuable Listal Players, sorted by country (221 votes)

5. Weird, weirder and weirdest documentaries (183 votes)

6. Worst movie posters ever (180 votes)

7. Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2012) (163 votes)

8. The evolution of Leonardo Di Caprio (147 votes)

9. Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2013) (119 votes)

9. Failed movie franchises (119 votes)





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- The History of Jamaican Music

- Best of Woodstock '69 music festival

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A very good movie

Posted : 1 hour, 55 minutes ago on 30 March 2015 12:14 (A review of The Remains of the Day)

To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should probably re-watch it at some point. Back in those days, James Ivory was pretty much at the top of his game and following the massive critical of ‘Howards End’, he was going back with pretty much the same team including producer Ismail Merchant and once again Anthony Hopkins and Emma Thompson playing the leads. To be honest, I think I had a slight preference for this flick because it was easier to digest but both movies are some of the best in the genre, some kind of costume drama taking place in the 30’s. I usually don’t care much for the ‘difficult’ life of the upper-class back in those days and it was quite refreshing to have a movie focusing on the servants for once. Eventually, it becomes clear that those servants could be as uptight as their masters resulting in some major heartaches. I thought it was quite interesting that I was able to connect with these characters even though one of them, brilliantly played by the great Anthony Hopkins, was just really cold and distant. To conclude, it is quite a subtle feature but I really liked it a lot and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 4 hours, 37 minutes ago on 30 March 2015 09:32 (A review of Raising Cain)

Nowadays, Brian De Palma’s career has become rather disappointing but there was a time when the guy was one of the most interesting directors around. I always had a weak spot for this director and, therefore, I was really eager to check this flick. After his biggest flop with ‘The Bonfire of the Vanities’, De Palma reluctanctly came back to the genre he has been the most assiociated with, the psychological thriller. To be honest, it was definitely not one of his best flicks but I thought it was entertaining enough. Indeed, obviously, the whole thing was terribly far-fetched but I find it actually rather fascinating when a thriller tries to go a little bit deeper into the psychology of its characters, even though it didn’t make much sense here. On top of that, it was just really neat that John Lithgow, who actually started his career with Brian De Palma with ‘Obsession’ and later on with ‘Blow Out’, was for once playing the lead. To conclude, even though it was nothing really amazing, I thought it was still a decent thriller and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre or if you are interested in Brian De Palma’s work.

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A good movie

Posted : 1 day, 3 hours ago on 29 March 2015 10:41 (A review of 35 Shots of Rum)

Basically, it was once again one of these rather obscure French flicks that I watch once in a while. To be honest, I'm not exactly a huge fan of Claire Denis's work but there is always something intriguing in her movies and this one was a perfect example. Indeed, the whole thing was pretty enigmatic, even concerning the title, the characters have 2 short conversations about the topic but we are never near an explanation and this cryptic quality is what makes this movie work but it makes the whole thing also rather frustrating to watch. Indeed, there is barely no dialogs and when the characters speak, it is never really clear what they actually mean as they speak often in riddles. And yet, it was nice for once to have some real characters, with some real jobs living a real life instead of the artificiality provided by your average Hollywood production. Also, you are not spoon-fed what the characters are thinking or what you should think about what's going on, you have to make those conclusions on your own. To conclude, even though I wasn't completely blown away by the whole thing, it was still an interesting watch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in French movies.

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An average movie

Posted : 1 day, 23 hours ago on 28 March 2015 02:54 (A review of The Big Wedding)

Honestly, I wasn't expecting much from this flick but with such a cast, there was no way I wasn't going to watch it at some point. And, indeed, the whole thing was pretty much like a all-star game of acting (Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes) but, unfortunately, this interesting cast was pretty much the only interesting thing this movie had to offer. Basically, it is one of those very lazy movies where the plot is just really weak but the makers hope we won't notice it thanks for the star-studded cast. I mean, to be honest, it is not even that the whole thing was terrible, I think that there was actually some potential but there was no way, with a running of barely 90 minutes, that they would be able to correctly develop half a dozen of sub-plots. I think that the one that bored me the most was the one involving Katherine Heigl's pregnancy. The weirdest and creepiest one was probably the one with Topher Grace trying to have sex with his brother's sister and the fact that it didn't seem to bother anyone. Anyway, to conclude, to have a lot of stars doesn't mean that a movie will be great, that's for sure, and therefore, I don't think this movie is really worth a look.

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An average movie

Posted : 3 days, 2 hours ago on 27 March 2015 11:52 (A review of Rabid)

Nowadays, David Cronenberg has become a respected director and he has specialized himself in some rather straightforward dramas but, at the beginning of his career, he was famous for making some rather nasty and unsettling horror features. This movie is a fine example. To be honest, I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie but since I always had a weak spot for David Cronenberg, I was quite eager to check it out. From the same era, from the same director, I also saw ‘Shivers’ which was not bad but I thought that this one was rather disappointing. I mean, pretty much like the other movies that Cronenberg would direct later on in his career, the whole thing was pretty much a filmed nightmare but, to be honest, I had a hard time to care for this flick. Back then, when it was released, this movie was above all noticed because Marilyn Chambers, a famous porn star, was playing the lead and this movie would launch a somewhat successful mainstream career for Chambers. To conclude, even though it wasn't really a bad film, I’m not sure if it is really worth a look, except maybe if you are a die-hard fan of David Cronenberg.

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An average movie

Posted : 4 days, 2 hours ago on 26 March 2015 11:30 (A review of Radio Days)

To be honest, it has been a while since I have this flick and maybe I should re-watch it in the future. The point is that, even though it received some really good reviews, probably some of the best received by a Woody Allen feature, I’m afraid I was a little bit too young at the time to really appreciate it. Indeed, even though I thought it was a decent watch, I had a hard time to connect with this flick and I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing. The issue I might have is that Woody Allen was being nostalgic and reflective towards a time period totally alien to me. Indeed, back then in the 40’s, especially in the USA, there was no television and the main source of entertainment was the radio. I can imagine that if someone would make a movie about the influence of the television during the 80’s, I might be more able to connect with it but, here, it never really grabbed me. Sure, it was nice and cute but it was never really spellbinding, at least, not to me. To conclude, even though I thought it was slightly disappointing, it is still a decent feature and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Woody Allen’s work.

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A good movie

Posted : 5 days, 1 hour ago on 25 March 2015 12:45 (A review of Queen Margot)

To be honest, I’m not really huge on Isabelle Adjani but I have to admit to that I have seen not even half of her movies and probably not the best ones. Even so, I can’t deny her massive impact on French cinema, she is pretty much an icon at the same level of Catherine Deneuve managing to win a record 5 Césars for the Best actress through her career. For this movie, she got her 4th César and the movie itself was quite a critical success when it was released in France. Honestly, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I was too young to really appreciate it. I mean, I thought it was pretty good, the directing by Patrice Chéreau was solid, the stellar cast was quite impressive (Isabelle Adjani, Daniel Auteuil, Jean-Hugues Anglade, Vincent Perez, Dominique Blanc, Pascal Greggory, Asia Argento, Thomas Kretschmann, Jean-Claude Brialy, Barbet Schroeder, Valeria Bruni Tedeschi, Grégoire Colin) and, yet, I wasn’t really blown away by the whole thing maybe because of the rather sluggish tempo. Still, to conclude, even though I wasn’t really a huge fan, it remains solid costume drama and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in French movies.

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An average movie

Posted : 5 days, 2 hours ago on 25 March 2015 11:35 (A review of Rapid Fire)

If I recall it correctly, I actually saw this movie in the movie theater when it was released. Back then, I was just a kid, I was watching mostly action flicks at the time and I just thought that it would be pretty neat to see a movie starring Bruce Lee’s son and, like anyone else, I had no idea that his promising career would suddenly stop just a couple of years later. Back then, it was already obvious that Brandon Lee was quite charismatic and even though he didn’t reach the level of his illustrious father in the matial-arts department, the guy definitely had some skills. Of course, I have to admit it, the plot was nothing really amazing, it was basically a rather typical and pedestrian plot that you can find in most of your average action flicks. Apparently, at some point, Brandon Lee wanted to have John Woo directing this picture which would have been his first US production but the producers were not interestedd and went for someone less inspiring. Anyway, to conclude, even though it was nothing really amazing, I think it is still a decent martial-arts feature and it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A good movie

Posted : 6 days, 3 hours ago on 24 March 2015 10:27 (A review of Raining Stones)

Nowadays, I keep watching the movies directed by Ken Loach but even though they are decent, it has been a while since he made something that really impressed me. It’s too bad because, back in the 90’s, I was quite a fan of his work, he directed his best movies and this one was a huge critical success. To be honest, I slightly preferred his previous directing effort, ‘Riff-Raff’ but this flick was still pretty good. Indeed, you have his usual sober and realistic directing style, almost documentary-like, with the usual bleak British social background. The big difference with this movie is that the tale was quite compelling and I really cared for the characters involved which was unfortunately not really the case concerning Loach’s more recent work. To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I was too young at the time to really appreciate it so maybe I should re-watch it at some point. On top of that, perhaps because I’m not a religious person, I thought it was hard to care for the struggle of a man who goes through so much trouble just for the communion of his daughter. Anyway, to conclude, even though it is nowadays pretty much forgotten, it is actually a pretty good flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A good movie

Posted : 6 days, 15 hours ago on 23 March 2015 10:54 (A review of Shrek)

To be honest, it is a little bit difficult to judge this movie after all these years, especially after they really milked this franchise with some rather underwhelming sequels. And yet, we should try not to forget the impact of this first installment when it was released. If I recall it correctly, I actually saw at the time in the movie theater when I was on holiday in the US. Back in those days, Dreamworks was doing some decent business with their animated features but Pixar was still very much far ahead with their groundbreaking computer animated masterpieces. Well, it all changed with this movie which was a huge box-office success, breaking all the records made by Pixar and it became an instant pop-culture phenonemom. Indeed, the whole thing looked amazing, the concept was, at the time, really refreshing and entertaining and the voice cast was just spot on. And yet, I always thought it missed something to become truly amazing like the greatest work by Pixar. Indeed, the only thing that always bothered me with this flick is that, underneath all its cleverness and cheeky humor, it is in fact a rather straightforward and predictable fairy tale and I always find this aspect slightly disappointing. Still, even though it might not be a masterpiece after all, it is a really fun animated flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

P.S: after all these years, I have never noticed it before but Princess Fiona actually really looks like Ellen Pompeo, don’t you think?

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A very good movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and I should probably re-watch it at some point. Back in those days, James Ivory was pretty much at the top of his game and following the massive critical of ‘Howards End’, he was going back with pretty much the same team including p” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Raising Cain

An average movie

“Nowadays, Brian De Palma’s career has become rather disappointing but there was a time when the guy was one of the most interesting directors around. I always had a weak spot for this director and, therefore, I was really eager to check this flick. After his biggest flop with ‘The Bonfire of the” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of 35 Shots of Rum

A good movie

“Basically, it was once again one of these rather obscure French flicks that I watch once in a while. To be honest, I'm not exactly a huge fan of Claire Denis's work but there is always something intriguing in her movies and this one was a perfect example. Indeed, the whole thing was pretty enigmatic” read more

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johanlefourbe posted a review of The Big Wedding

An average movie

“Honestly, I wasn't expecting much from this flick but with such a cast, there was no way I wasn't going to watch it at some point. And, indeed, the whole thing was pretty much like a all-star game of acting (Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon” read more

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The Big Wedding
Notes: The whole thing was pretty much like a all-star game of acting (Robert De Niro, Katherine Heigl, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried, Topher Grace, Susan Sarandon, Robin Williams, Ben Barnes) but, unfortunately, this interesting cast was pretty much the only interesting thing this movie had to offer. Basically, it is one of those very lazy movies where the plot is just really weak but the makers hope we won't notice it thanks for the star-studded cast. To be honest, it is not even that the whole thing was terrible, I think that there was actually some potential but there was no way, with a running of barely 90 minutes, that they would be able to correctly develop half a dozen of sub-plots.
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johanlefourbe posted a review of Rabid

An average movie

“Nowadays, David Cronenberg has become a respected director and he has specialized himself in some rather straightforward dramas but, at the beginning of his career, he was famous for making some rather nasty and unsettling horror features. This movie is a fine example. To be honest, I wasn’t reall” read more

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4 days, 1 hour ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Radio Days

An average movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have this flick and maybe I should re-watch it in the future. The point is that, even though it received some really good reviews, probably some of the best received by a Woody Allen feature, I’m afraid I was a little bit too young at the time to really ap” read more

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Sleepless in Seattle
My Cousin Vinny
American Reunion
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American Gangster

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johanlefourbe posted a review of Queen Margot

A good movie

“To be honest, I’m not really huge on Isabelle Adjani but I have to admit to that I have seen not even half of her movies and probably not the best ones. Even so, I can’t deny her massive impact on French cinema, she is pretty much an icon at the same level of Catherine Deneuve managing to win a” read more

5 days, 1 hour ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Rapid Fire

An average movie

“If I recall it correctly, I actually saw this movie in the movie theater when it was released. Back then, I was just a kid, I was watching mostly action flicks at the time and I just thought that it would be pretty neat to see a movie starring Bruce Lee’s son and, like anyone else, I had no idea t” read more

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The Driller Killer
Berberian Sound Studio
Eastern Promises
Only God Forgives
Enemy

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The Place Beyond the Pines
Around the Bend
Fast Five
Blood Creek

5 days, 19 hours ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Raining Stones

A good movie

“Nowadays, I keep watching the movies directed by Ken Loach but even though they are decent, it has been a while since he made something that really impressed me. It’s too bad because, back in the 90’s, I was quite a fan of his work, he directed his best movies and this one was a huge critical su” read more

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The Royal Tenenbaums
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Night and Fog
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6 days, 5 hours ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Shrek

A good movie

“To be honest, it is a little bit difficult to judge this movie after all these years, especially after they really milked this franchise with some rather underwhelming sequels. And yet, we should try not to forget the impact of this first installment when it was released. If I recall it correctly, ” read more

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Posted: 2 days, 23 hours ago at Mar 27 14:14
You're welcome. Have a lovely Friday!
Posted: 2 weeks, 3 days ago at Mar 13 10:33
Done! That was really hard.
Posted: 4 weeks ago at Mar 1 20:50
Thanks for the list vote, Johan!
Posted: 1 month ago at Feb 22 11:08
Thank You Very Much For The List Vote.
Have A Beautiful Day.
Posted: 1 month, 2 weeks ago at Feb 14 10:23
Great Annual list once again, Johan. :)
Posted: 2 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 months, 4 weeks 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 months, 4 weeks 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!!
Posted: 3 months, 1 week ago at Dec 22 9:20
Posted: 4 months, 1 week ago at Nov 22 17:07
Congratulations on 4000 reviews
Posted: 5 months, 1 week 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!
Posted: 6 months, 4 weeks ago at Sep 2 5:11
Ah, that makes more sense. I was thinking to myself, there's no way Johan hasn't seen a movie that renowned :)

You also did it with 'Signs' lol. I swear I'm not stalking you! :)
Posted: 6 months, 4 weeks ago at Sep 2 0:57
Did you just recently get around to 'Fight Club'? If so, I'm glad you did!

I remember you'd seen it before, but under your movies most recently watched, it shows you just saw it.

Either way, excellent film!
Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Aug 14 9:52
You're welcome, Johan. You make an excellent job with these poll lists! :)
Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Aug 12 19:22
Hey there Johan. Thanks for the heads up about your 2014 movie list. It was a real challenge to narrow it down to just 10! Good luck with the poll =).
Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Aug 12 14:06
1. Alien
2. Aliens
3. The Dirty Dozen
4. Where Eagles Dare
5. Kelly's Heroes
6. The Good, The Bad And The Ugly
7. For A Few Dollars More
8. A Fistful Of Dollars
9. The Human Condition
10. Come And See
Posted: 8 months ago at Jul 30 9:25
I see your list 'Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2014)' is still missing a lot of votes. You should post a thread asking for people to vote.
Posted: 8 months, 1 week ago at Jul 21 18:23
I should be thanking you. It's been year after year, and you continue providing this great annual list. Keep it up (;
Posted: 11 months, 2 weeks ago at Apr 19 11:08
What happened to your 'Leon: The Professional' review?
Posted: 1 year ago at Mar 8 21:29
How's your list 'Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2014)' going?