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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 very good movie

Posted : 7 hours, 39 minutes ago on 30 September 2016 05:46 (A review of Ed Wood)

I actually saw this movie in the movie theater when it was released but since it was a while back and since I had it on DVD, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, after all these years, it is still one of Tim Burton's best efforts, definitely one of his most original project, and miles better than everything he has released during the last 10 years. Back then, Burton and Depp were quite amazing together, that's for sure. The black and white photographywas just really neat , there was a really nice cast (Johnny Depp, Martin Landau, Sarah Jessica Parker, Patricia Arquette, Vincent D'Onofrio, Bill Murray, Lisa Marie) and the story was just so fun and entertaining. The only complain I might have was that Ed Wood was indeed a really really bad director... After watching this movie, I got really intrigued so I bought 'Plan 9 from outer Space' for my sister but the whole thing was just plain bad, not fun bad or cool bad, just awful and terribly tedious. So, eventually, I find it rather odd to love this movie when in fact Ed Wood's work really stinks. Still, in spite of this minor flaw, it is probably the goofiest biopic out there, I really loved the damned thing and I think it is definitely worth a look, especially if you want to see a good movie directed by Tim Burton for a change. 


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An average movie

Posted : 1 day, 13 hours ago on 29 September 2016 11:46 (A review of Cop Land)

To be honest, it has been a while since I have this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. Still, I remember it pretty well, before it was released, there was a pretty good buzz about this flick. Indeed, after spending most of the 80’s and 90’s in some (usually really average) action flicks, Sylvester Stallone was finally showing up in a drama and the supporting cast was also quite impressive (Harvey Keitel, Ray Liotta, Robert De Niro, Janeane Garofalo, Robert Patrick,  Michael Rapaport, Annabella Sciorra). Well, even though it sounded really promising, I thought it was a decent watch but, to be honest, not much more than that. I mean, the whole point was basically to see Stallone playing against type and he did a fine job, that’s for sure, but it wasn't a really strong story. I mean, the mood and tone were nice but the plot was nothing really original and it felt rather generic. To conclude, even though it didn’t completely fulfilled my expectations, it was still a decent watch and I think it is definitely worth a look, especially if you want to see Sylvester Stallone doing something completely different than his usual macho stuff.



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An average movie

Posted : 1 day, 16 hours ago on 29 September 2016 09:24 (A review of City of Angels)

I wonder if I saw this movie before or after the original version directed by Wim Wenders.I ’m pretty sure that I saw this remake first though. Anyway, when it was released, it turned out to be a box-office success and the song ‘Iris’ by Goo Goo Dolls (by the way, it is probably one of the worst band names ever) was for ever present for at least 6 months after this movie came out. Basically, it’s pretty much how it works with this movie, if you have seen ‘Der himmel über Berlin’, then you will probably despise this US version but, if you haven’t seen it, there is a fair chance that you will like it because it is not a really bad romantic feature and it has a decent concept. What’s difficult to swallow is that they took a very deep feature and turned into some rather sappy American romance. Still, Meg Ryan was really cute back in those days and compared to the garbage involving Nicolas Cage lately, you could say that this movie was almost a masterpiece. Eventually, they had a pretty good chemistry together. To conclude, I have to admit that it is not actually the worst remake ever and I think it might be actually worth a look but, eventually, if you have to choose, you should definitely go for the original version directed by Wenders.  



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A great classic

Posted : 2 days, 11 hours ago on 28 September 2016 02:17 (A review of City Lights)

To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie, like all the major masterpieces directed by Charles Chaplin, I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Anyway, I have noticed that, according to IMDb, this movie is supposed to be the best one delivered by this great master but I personally prefer 'Modern Times' and 'The Great Dictator' because I believe they are socially and historically more relevant than this movie which I considered as merely a romantic comedy. Back then, Chaplin was apparently facing some extreme pressure to make the film as a talkie, but his popularity and power in Hollywood were such that he was able to release the film as a silent feature (with recorded music though) at a time when the rest of the American motion picture industry had converted to sound. Just a moment ago, I mentioned that it was merely a romantic comedy but I should add that it is also probably one of the very best one in this genre though. Indeed, it is funny, beautiful and really poetic. To conclude, it is and remains a great classic and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre or if you are interested in Chaplin’s work.  



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An average miov

Posted : 2 days, 13 hours ago on 28 September 2016 12:13 (A review of Diamonds Are Forever)

From all the James Bond movies starring Sean Connery, this was probably the weakest one. Basically, even though ‘On Her Majesty's Secret Service’ was a decent installment, George Lazenby declined to return to play this iconic part and, even though they considered some other actors, they went back to Sean Connery and I think that it was a mistake. Indeed, even though Connery was and will always be the best James Bond ever, at that point, the guy was already done with this character and the only reason he came back is that they offered a huge amount of money. In fact, it is pretty much what they are trying to do today with Daniel Craig. Indeed, though Craig made pretty clear that he was done with this franchise, you keep hearing rumors that they offered him a record-breaking salary to come back one more time but you might wonder if they will deliver something any good under such circumstances. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, the whole thing was not actually so bad, Connery was always quite charismatic, but it was just seriously quite forgettable. Furthermore, the camp tone chosen was rather lame and it would become unfortunately a trademark in all the following installments involving Roger Moore. To conclude, even if it was a rather weak Bond feature, I still think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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A classic

Posted : 2 days, 17 hours ago on 28 September 2016 08:16 (A review of In the Heat of the Night)

Since this movie won the Academy Award for the Best Picture, I was really eager to check it out but, for some reasons, it took me about 10 years to finally see the damned thing. Well, I can tell you, it was definitely worth the wait and this movie completely deserved its stellar reputation. Indeed, it was such a powerful movie and it is not very often that I saw a movie who felt so historically important. Indeed, there are tons of movies like ‘Philadelphia’ who explores some important issues but at least a decade too late while this movie was made when the segregation was still going strong in the South of the USA. Indeed, the whole thing was just so intense, especially the first half which  was just so spellbinding to behold. It’s interesting that, the very same year, Sidney Poitier made also ‘Guess Who's Coming to Dinner’ which is also considered a classic but this movie felt really outdated but not this one. Indeed, from the moment they find Tibbs waiting for his train, you could feel the tension, the actual clash of 2 different worlds and you could feel that the whole situation might go south at any moment. Eventually, since they put a great focus on the characters,  I don't think that the investigation was anything really amazing though and I believe that the outcome came out pretty much from nowhere. To conclude, in spite of these minor flaws, I think it is a fascinating thriller and it is definitely worth a look.



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A good movie

Posted : 3 days, 12 hours ago on 27 September 2016 12:27 (A review of Taken)

Since I kept hearing some really good things about this movie, I was quite eager to check it out.  Eventually, I have to agree, it was a solid and entertaining action flick, no doubt about it, but I still think it was rather overrated. The funny thing is that, somehow, I ended up watching it with my wife who argued that something like this was actually likely to happen to any young girl carelessly travelling through Europe. I was really amazed that she would believe something like this and, in fact, Liam Neeson himself told that it was actually a dumb action flick that someone would be rather stupid to take it really seriously. Anyway,  even though it was in fact a rather generic action flick, the masterstroke was obviously to have Liam Neeson playing the lead character. Indeed, before this movie was released, he was maybe an odd choice but it was in fact really smart to have someone with some actual acting chops to play such a typical bad-ass action character. Eventually, it worked so well that Liam Neeson would spend most of his time afterwards (even today) playing the same kind of character in some similar movies. Well, in my opinion, if you would remove Neeson, the whole thing would just be some other decent action flick but not much more than that. Still, I have to admit it, it is actually a pretty cool movie and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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A very good movie

Posted : 3 days, 13 hours ago on 27 September 2016 11:55 (A review of The Cider House Rules)

Ever since I saw ‘What's Eating Gilbert Grape’, I have been a huge fan of Lasse Hallstrom and, for the last 20 years, I have been closely following his work. However, I have to admit that most of his movies never really reached the same level of ‘What's Eating…’. Still, if there is ever one movie that came close, that was probably this one.  Indeed, I thought it was a fascinating story (I even read the book many years after watching this movie) filled with some flawed and interesting characters. Among those characters, the most fascinating one was easily the one played by the great Michael Caine who was rewarded by a deserved Acamedy Award. In fact, I was really amazed to see some comments in IMDb arguing that this character was selfish because, among other things, he may have committed suicide, even if his death might have been actually an accident. If there was ever an unselfish character, that was definitely this one. I mean, the guy pretty much spent all his life taking care of those orphans and those pregnant women and, yet, some people still think he was actually selfish. To be honest, I think I could have watched a movie just focusing on this great human being and he was probably one of the inspiring characters I have ever seen. Concerning the other characters, they were also quite interesting but I’m afraid there wsd maybe too much material to handle for this movie. Anyway, to conclude, I thought it was a really strong drama and I think it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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A good movie

Posted : 3 days, 16 hours ago on 27 September 2016 08:38 (A review of Arbitrage)

Roger Ebert was (and still is) my favorite movie critic. Still, even though I agreed 95% of the time with him, there were some rare occasions when he came up with some surprising views on some movies and this one is a perfect example. Indeed, it was barely seen when it was released and it didn’t get much love either but, somehow, Ebert liked the damned thing so much that he chose it as one of the best movies released in 2012 (this list would be actually his last one, unfortunately). With this in mind, I was quite eager to check it out but, to be honest, even though I thought it was pretty good, I can’t say I was really blown away like Roger Ebert seemed to be. Basically, they combined 2 story-lines (one about a hedge fund magnate involved in some shady deal and another one about the same guy trying to not be linked with the accidental death of his mistress) but, eventually, even though both stories were decent, they were nothing really mind-blowing. Furthermore, even though the accident and how he managed to get away with it was fairly entertaining, it gave me the feeling that to see this rich magnate committing fraud was not bad enough, they also had to add this dramatic event as well because to make him look really guilty. Still, even though it wasn't flawless, I really linked the damned thing. Indeed, it was a well made and realistic thriller and, above all, Richard Gere easily gave one of his best performances. Indeed, he is usually boring and unconvincing but, in this movie, he was rather pitch-perfect and quite fascinating to behold. To conclude, even though I don’t think it was such a great movie, I thought it was a solid thriller and I think it is really worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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An average movie

Posted : 4 days, 12 hours ago on 26 September 2016 12:44 (A review of Casper)

To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie but since I didn’t like it much the first time around, I don’t think I will ever give it a 2nd chance at some point (I could give it a try with my daughter though). Still, I remember it very well, I actually saw the damned thing with my girlfriend at the time in the movie theater when it was released. Seriously, after all these years, I still don’t understand why she made us watch this flick. I mean, she was a great girl and pretty smart but, sometimes, she had the bad habit to focus on some really childish movies like this one. Anyway, even though I have to admit that it was visually pretty neat (it was in fact the  first feature film with a computer-animated lead character), I was completely bored by the damned thing. It was also the first movie starring Christina Ricci following the Addams family features and, even though she was once again pretty cute, this character was also so much more underwhelming than Wednesday Addams.  It didn’t help that I didn’t care for Casper either. To conclude, I thought it was pretty weak but I guess it might be worth a look if you want to entertain some very young children. 



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A very good movie

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An average movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have this flick and maybe I should re-watch it at some point. Still, I remember it pretty well, before it was released, there was a pretty good buzz about this flick. Indeed, after spending most of the 80’s and 90’s in some (usually really average) actio” read more

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“I wonder if I saw this movie before or after the original version directed by Wim Wenders.I ’m pretty sure that I saw this remake first though. Anyway, when it was released, it turned out to be a box-office success and the song ‘Iris’ by Goo Goo Dolls (by the way, it is probably one of the wor” read more

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What is is about? It is the story of the Marquise de Merteuil and the Vicomte de Valmont, two rivals (and ex-lovers) who use seduction as a weapon to humiliate and degrade others, all the while enjoying their cruel games and boasting about their manipulative talents. Personal note: To be honest, it took me a while to get into it but it was really worthwhile and the whole thing turned out to be quite spellbinding to read. I especially loved those seriously despicable characters. Quote: "When one woman strikes at the heart of another, she seldom misses, and the wound is invariably fatal."
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A great classic

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie, like all the major masterpieces directed by Charles Chaplin, I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Anyway, I have noticed that, according to IMDb, this movie is supposed to be the best one delivered by this great master but I p” read more

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“From all the James Bond movies starring Sean Connery, this was probably the weakest one. Basically, even though ‘On Her Majesty's Secret Service’ was a decent installment, George Lazenby declined to return to play this iconic part and, even though they considered some other actors, they went bac” read more

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“Since this movie won the Academy Award for the Best Picture, I was really eager to check it out but, for some reasons, it took me about 10 years to finally see the damned thing. Well, I can tell you, it was definitely worth the wait and this movie completely deserved its stellar reputation. Indeed, ” read more

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A good movie

“Since I kept hearing some really good things about this movie, I was quite eager to check it out.  Eventually, I have to agree, it was a solid and entertaining action flick, no doubt about it, but I still think it was rather overrated. The funny thing is that, somehow, I ended up watching it with m” read more

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A very good movie

“Ever since I saw ‘What's Eating Gilbert Grape’, I have been a huge fan of Lasse Hallstrom and, for the last 20 years, I have been closely following his work. However, I have to admit that most of his movies never really reached the same level of ‘What's Eating…’. Still, if there is ever on” read more

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A good movie

“Roger Ebert was (and still is) my favorite movie critic. Still, even though I agreed 95% of the time with him, there were some rare occasions when he came up with some surprising views on some movies and this one is a perfect example. Indeed, it was barely seen when it was released and it didn’t g” read more

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Posted: 4 months, 3 weeks 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: 5 months ago at Apr 30 9:04
Yeah) Was glad to help with your new top 100 list.
Posted: 7 months, 3 weeks ago at Feb 11 9:35
thanks for letting me know, friend :)
Posted: 8 months, 1 week ago at Jan 27 0:21
USA or South Korea
Posted: 1 year, 8 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: 1 year, 9 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: 1 year, 9 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: 1 year, 10 months ago at Nov 22 17:07
Congratulations on 4000 reviews
Posted: 1 year, 11 months 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: 2 years 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: 2 years, 1 month 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: 2 years, 1 month ago at Aug 14 9:52
You're welcome, Johan. You make an excellent job with these poll lists! :)
Posted: 2 years, 1 month 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: 2 years, 2 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: 2 years, 2 months 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: 2 years, 5 months ago at Apr 19 11:08
What happened to your 'Leon: The Professional' review?
Posted: 2 years, 6 months ago at Mar 8 21:29
How's your list 'Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2014)' going?
Posted: 2 years, 9 months ago at Dec 25 23:44
For being a great friend and providing great content, I thank you and wish you a...
Posted: 2 years, 12 months ago at Oct 2 21:06
Yay me! haha. Here's the question answers:

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