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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.

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An average movie

Posted : 9 hours, 16 minutes ago on 24 August 2016 12:16 (A review of The Devil's Own)

When I saw this movie, I was pretty young and back then, I thought it was really neat to see to such big stars like Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt in the same movie and, only therefore, I probably gave the whole thing a few extra points more than it actually deserved. I wasn’t aware that the production on this movie was in fact a huge mess and, as a result, it was rather poorly received when it was released. Indeed, apparently, they couldn’t agree on the script which was changed constantly and, at some point, Brad Pitt even wanted to drop the whole thing but he was contractually obliged to remain on board. Still, in spite of it flaws, the whole thing was still fairly entertaining, above all thanks to the charisma of the 2 big stars involved, even if Brad Pitt was not always really convincing as an Irishman. The saddest thing is that, a year later, Alan J. Pakula would die in a car accident meaning that he would end up a rather solid career with such a hot mess.  Anyway, to conclude, even though I might have been generous with my rating here, I thought it was still a decent watch and I think it is worth a look. 



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An average movie

Posted : 11 hours, 21 minutes ago on 24 August 2016 10:11 (A review of The Cook, the Thief, His Wife, and Her Lover)

To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick and maybe I should check it again at some point. Still, I remember it pretty well.  Indeed, I was very young, maybe 14 years old and one of my sister’s best friends brought this movie saying that we should definitely check it out. Well, I had no idea what the damned thing was and I think I wasn’t really mentally prepared for something like this. Indeed, it was probably the weirdest thing I had ever seen at the time and even though I wasn't really shocked, I still had a hard time to get a grip on the whole thing though. The funny thing is that, at the time, I really recognized only Richard Bohringer who was (and still is) a famous French actor but there were in fact plenty of other interesting actors also involved (Michael Gambon, Helen Mirren, Tim Roth, Ciarán Hinds). Anyway, after all these years, I still can't make up my mind if this movie was really bold and artistic or something  just rather preposterous and pretentious. Eventually, a couple of years later, I saw ‘The Draughtsman's Contract’ and really loved it so I think it would be interesting to revisit this movie since I’m more aware of Peter Greenaway’s work now. To conclude, even though this movie didn’t really work for me, I still think it is really worth a look, especially if you are interested in experimental movies. 



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An average movie

Posted : 14 hours, 9 minutes ago on 24 August 2016 07:22 (A review of Pirates)

I’m pretty sure I already saw this movie but it was at least 20 years ago so I was really eager to check it out. Even though it has a rather lame reputation, I always thought  it was actually a decent pirate movie, at least, as far as I could remember but after re-watching the damned thing, I have to agree, it wasn’t really so good after all. I mean, it was visually pretty neat with some nice costumes and some great sets (especially the Neptune looked pretty awesome. It was a full scale ship that  did cost almost $10 million). Walter Matthau was also a great choice to play to the lead part, even if his English accent was not convincing and even rather cringe-inducing. So, it seems that Polanski had the most important ingredient but he apparently forgot to bring also a decent story. Indeed, even though the introduction was promising, it took the characters just way too long to take over this ship. Indeed, after 1 hour, they finally got this ship but they loose it again and this back-and-forth was just really tedious. They also tried to add a really bombastic soundtrack to make us believe that it was all really exciting but it was anything but subtle and it was also rather annoying. Eventually, this movie would be the only attempt from Polanski to direct a blockbuster so far and the end-result was certainly quite underwhelming. To conclude, even though it was a big pet project for this director (he worked on it for maybe 16 years), it turned out to be his weakest movie but even a weak movie from the Polish master is still work a look in my book. 



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A good movie

Posted : 1 day, 11 hours ago on 23 August 2016 10:26 (A review of Confidence)

To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick. Still, I remember it very well, I had no idea what to expect from the damned thing and I wanted to watch it just mostly because Dustin Hoffman was involved. Basically, it is a rather typical feature dealing with a con and I always had a weak spot for the genre. Of course, the story was really far-fetched but, in this case, it didn’t bother too much since there was a nice néo-noir mood and a fine cast involved (Edward Burns, Rachel Weisz, Dustin Hoffman, Andy Garcia, Paul Giamatti) and I thought it was usually quite entertaining. Concerning Edward Burns, I always thought he was an interesting actor but, unfortunately, it would be one of the last watchable movies he would make and, since then, he has been involved in some really weak productions, apparently, above all to be able to finance his own (really obscure) directing efforts.  In fact, I could say the same thing about Rachel Weisz. I mean, seriously, when was the last time she made something really amazing? Anyway, to conclude, even though it was nothing really great, I thought it was a decent watch and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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An average movie

Posted : 1 day, 13 hours ago on 23 August 2016 07:33 (A review of The Family)

I just saw a couple of days ‘Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec’ and I was amazed about how underwhelming the whole thing was. Well, this other directing effort from Luc Besson was maybe slightly better but only slightly. The saddest thing about this flick is that if Luc Besson would have made a movie starring such legends like Robert De Niro and Michelle Pfeiffer 20 years ago, it would have been a huge event but, nowadays, both actors and even the French director don’t really try anymore and it is not really surprising that they delivered such a weak effort. At least, it was Besson’s very first comedy so that was neat to see him trying something new but the whole thing was barely entertaining. The main issue is that the premise was actually rather weak and, to make things worse, it was so poorly developed. I mean, as a French man, it was obvious that Besson should have been bale to handle better such a American family stranded in a small French village in the middle of nowhere but his approach didn’t really impress me. For example, why all the French people did speak English in this village? I wouldn’t expect so many French people to speak English in a big city but certainly not in a small village like this one. It’s like the Manzoni family, they have been in France for a while by now so they should speak more/better French, especially the kids who went to some French schools. At least, De Niro and Pfeiffer were not bad and they had some fun with the material but their children were both poorly written. At least, Diana Agron did look lovely but her character and her brother were usually rather boring and unconvincing. To conclude, it was another really weak effort from Besson and I don’t think it is really worth a look. 



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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 7 hours ago on 22 August 2016 01:43 (A review of Cyborg)

When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme and I saw all the movies he made at the beginning of his career. Eventually, at around 14 years old, I started to get interested in other kind of movies and I discovered that his movies were not so great after all. Anyway, from all these movies, back then, I was mostly fascinated by this movie, at least, until I saw the damned thing. Indeed, to have a cool martial-artists like Van Damme playing in some post-apocalyptic world seemed pretty neat for 12 year old boy like me. Of course, I didn’t know that this movie was made following the cancellations of 2 projects, a sequel to ‘Masters of the Universe’ and a ‘Spider-Man’ film, as the studio already spent 2 millions on this project, they came up with this project to ‘recycle’ their costumes and sets and to compensate their losses. Of course, in such circumstances, there was no way that the whole thing could have really worked but, since I have just a kid, I thought it was almost entertaining. Anyway, to conclude, I think I’m being really generous with my rating here, the whole thing was pretty lame and I don’t think it is worth a look. 



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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 11 hours ago on 22 August 2016 10:18 (A review of Mission to Mars)

To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie  and maybe I should give it another shot at some point, or maybe not. Basically, back in 2000, they released 2 movies dealing with Mars, this movie and ‘Red Planet’ and even though you might have expected one of them to succeed, both of them were poorly received and failed at the box-office. Well, with this in mind, I didn’t expect much from this flick but, to be honest, I thought it was not so bad after all. I mean, it wasn’t ‘2001: A Space Odyssey’, that’s for sure, butI thought it was visually decent and the story was fairly entertaining. The fact that I always had a weak spot for such adventures in space probably made me give this movie a few extra points. Furthermore, any movie starring Tim Robbins and Don Cheaddle, even when they are poorly used like here, can’t be completely worthless. Basically, the only real issue with this movie is that, even though there were a few interesting ideas, they never knew if it should be something smart or some brainless entertainment so they awkwardly landed in the middle with some rather mixed end-result. To conclude, even though it has a rather lame reputation, I thought it was a decent watch but you shouldn’t expect much before watching the damned thing. 



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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 13 hours ago on 22 August 2016 08:10 (A review of The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec)

When was the last time that Luc Besson has delivered a really good movie? I’m not even talking about the lame movies he has been producing lately but even his directing effort have been rather disappointing. Well, with this is mind, I wasn’t sure what to expect from this flick but I certainly didn’t expect it to be so underwhelming. I mean, it was nice that he was trying something really different than his previous movies, I’ll give him that, but barely nothing did work with this feature. At first, it seemed to be some kind of female version of Indiana Jones which sounded actually rather promising but, as soon as the main character got back to Paris, it all became some kind of terrible mess involving a pterodactyl and some mummy who had to be resurrected. Concerning Louise Bourgoin, sure, she was very nice looking and she displayed some potential but her acting was sometime decent but usually rather weak. Still, I don’t think she was the one really to blame here. Indeed, the tone was more annoying than really entertaining and the story, as mentioned before, was just a boring mess. To conclude, surprisingly, it turned out to be the weakest movie delivered by the French director, at least, in my opinion, and I don’t think it is really worth a look.



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A good movie

Posted : 3 days, 4 hours ago on 21 August 2016 04:57 (A review of The Red Turtle)

I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since I kept hearing some pretty good things about it, I was quite eager to check it out. First of all, the whole thing was just gorgeous to look at but I wouldn't expect less from a Studio Ghibli production. Same thing about the soundtrack, it was just mesmerizing, and I always enjoyed a movie without any dialogue. Eventually, it was one of the most poetic movies I have seen for a very long time. And, yet, I have to admit that the whole thing kind of lost me when the turtle became a woman. I do understand that the makers had to do something otherwise it would have been just another tale about a stranded guy on a desert island but I wasn't completely sold. I mean, just before that, the guy actually killed this red turtle which was the only violent act through the whole movie but, somehow, even though what he did made sense (who wouldn't react like this in such a situation?), I wasn't so sure about the outcome though. I mean, it felt to me as if this man was somehow rewarded for killing this turtle by getting some really nice-looking red-haired woman which was slightly awkward. Or maybe the guy was just traumatized about his actions and for being alone on this island that he ended up hallucinating and he then started a relationship with an actual red turtle. Anyway, even though it didn't completely work for me, it was still a rather fascinating animated picture and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.


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A good movie

Posted : 4 days, 15 hours ago on 20 August 2016 05:55 (A review of A Late Quartet)

Since there was a pretty cool cast involved, I was quite eager to check this flick. Furthermore, I really liked this idea of focusing on a classical string quartet, especially successful like the one in this movie. So, first of all, the music was really neat, that's for sure, and, indeed, all the actors involved (Christopher Walken, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Catherine Keener, Mark Ivanir, Imogen Poots) gave some really good performances and it was especially nice to see Walken in something decent for once. Eventually, all the ingredients were there to create a really powerful drama but I'm afraid they took the wrong approach with this really strong material. Indeed, even though you might expect the story to focus on Peter since he is the one that must retire after learning he has Parkinson's Disease, in fact, the movie focused more on the other players with their own little personal dramas. I mean, the actors were really strong so it's still worked but I wish we could spend more time with Peter who was, in my opinion, the most interesting character. I mean, at the end, he gave this farewall speech to his audience which was really powerful and that had much more impact then what the other characters wen through during the whole thing. Anyway, even though it wasn't really amazing, it was still a decent drama and I think it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 


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“When I saw this movie, I was pretty young and back then, I thought it was really neat to see to such big stars like Harrison Ford and Brad Pitt in the same movie and, only therefore, I probably gave the whole thing a few extra points more than it actually deserved. I wasn’t aware that the producti” read more

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A good movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this flick. Still, I remember it very well, I had no idea what to expect from the damned thing and I wanted to watch it just mostly because Dustin Hoffman was involved. Basically, it is a rather typical feature dealing with a con and I always had a” read more

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An average movie

“I just saw a couple of days ‘Les aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec’ and I was amazed about how underwhelming the whole thing was. Well, this other directing effort from Luc Besson was maybe slightly better but only slightly. The saddest thing about this flick is that if Luc Besson wou” read more

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An average movie

“When I was a kid, I was a huge fan of Jean-Claude Van Damme and I saw all the movies he made at the beginning of his career. Eventually, at around 14 years old, I started to get interested in other kind of movies and I discovered that his movies were not so great after all. Anyway, from all these ” read more

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An average movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie  and maybe I should give it another shot at some point, or maybe not. Basically, back in 2000, they released 2 movies dealing with Mars, this movie and ‘Red Planet’ and even though you might have expected one of them to succeed, bot” read more

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“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this flick but since I kept hearing some pretty good things about it, I was quite eager to check it out. First of all, the whole thing was just gorgeous to look at but I wouldn't expect less from a Studio Ghibli production. Same thing about the soundtrack, ” read more

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“Since there was a pretty cool cast involved, I was quite eager to check this flick. Furthermore, I really liked this idea of focusing on a classical string quartet, especially successful like the one in this movie. So, first of all, the music was really neat, that's for sure, and, indeed, all the ac” read more

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