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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)





... and if you feel like chilling out and want to listen to some (good) music, don't forget to check these lists ! :

- The History of Jamaican Music

- Best of Woodstock '69 music festival

- My favorite 60's-70's music artists

- My favorite Hip-Hop artists

- My favorite Electronic music artists

- My favorite Iron Maiden songs


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The evolution of Connie Nielsen (26 items)
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An average movie

Posted : 10 hours, 49 minutes ago on 23 October 2014 09:37 (A review of The Private Lives of Pippa Lee)

I wasn't sure what to expect from this flick but since there was a very nice cast, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, after watching 'Flashbacks of a fool' just recently, it was yet another half-baked drama with half of the duration dealing with the past of the main character. As a result, you had two separate stories which didn't really fit well together at all and it was hard to believe that Blake Lively's character would grow up to be Robin Wright's character. Still, like 'Flashbacks...', the whole thing had really some potential. I mean, it was a pleasure to have such a stellar cast (Robin Wright, Alan Arkin, Winona Ryder, Maria Bello, Keanu Reeves, Blake Lively, Julianne Moore, Monica Bellucci) even though, with such a short running time, there was hardly enough space to develop all these characters which was too bad. Eventually, among them, Robin Wright really stood out, which was even more impressive since I didn’t really care for her character. I mean, I think there was there, somewhere, a really good movie, but it was lost between the different timelines, characters and sub-plots. To conclude, even though it was rather disappointing, I still think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A really good movie

Posted : 22 hours, 37 minutes ago on 23 October 2014 09:49 (A review of 21 Grams)

I used to have this movie on DVD for a while but I sold it at some point following one of my brilliant cleaning-up plans. It’s too bad because I really liked it a lot and it would have been really like cool to have this damned dvd to watch it again. Anyway, since I really loved ‘Amores Perros’, I was really eager to check this flick and Alejandro González Iñárritu certainly didn’t disappoint me. Indeed, for his follow-up, Iñárritu already left Mexico for the US and made another hyperlink tale also written by Guillermo Arriaga and, this time, he had quite an impressive cast at his disposal (Sean Penn, Naomi Watts, Danny Huston, Benicio Del Toro, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Melissa Leo, Clea DuVall). It was rather impressive that even though he actually used the same gimmick as his previous movie, he still managed to reach such a spelldbinding result (it is even more impressive that he managed to pull it for a 3rd time around with ‘Babel’). Anyway, I thought it was a really strong drama with some top-notch performances and I will definitely re-watch it at some point. To conclude, it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Alejandro González Iñárritu’s work.

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A good movie

Posted : 1 day, 11 hours ago on 22 October 2014 08:45 (A review of Sleepy Hollow)

Aaaahhhh..... The good old days... When Johnny Depp was still considered a box-office poison and when Tim Burton was still one of the most creative directors in Hollywood. In fact, this movie is a perfect example of what I like and I don't like with Tim Burton's work. Indeed, on one hand, it looked completely gorgeous and they really managed to create a great immersive world. Furthermore, Johnny Depp gave a pretty good performance as well as a really goofy detective. However, on the other hand, I was not so sure about the story. I mean, it was entertaining but depending on my mood, I find it really fascinating or just ... entertaining but not much more than that. Still, if you watch it after all those underwhelming production involving Burton and Depp, it is probably one of their best movies after all. On top of that, Christopher Walken was a perfect choice and the guy was totally awesome as the headless horseman. Finally, it is such a shame that Christina Ricci became so skinny because she never looked more charming than back in those days. To conclude, even though it might not be a masterpiece, it remains a pretty good flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in Tim Burton's work.

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A really good movie

Posted : 1 day, 17 hours ago on 22 October 2014 03:22 (A review of 28 Days Later...)

I remember perfectly when I watched this movie the first time. Indeed, back then, I was just living in the Netherlands and I wanted to go to the movies. I saw that there was a new movie directed by Danny Boyle so I went to watch it without a shred of information about it. Eventually, once again, he really impressed me. Indeed, even though I'm not really a huge fan of the genre, it is easily one of my favorite zombie movies, perhaps even actually the very best one. I mean, the directing was of course really solid, the acting as well with a breakthough performance by Cillian Murphy and the whole thing was just damned entertaining. I know, the die-hard fans of this genre would say that it is nothing really original but it didn't matter to me and I really enjoyed it. 5 years later, they would come up with a sequel and, surprisingly, it was actually quite solid, even though it never reached the level of Danny Boyle's first installment but I still think it was pretty good. To conclude, I really enjoyed this flick and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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A classic

Posted : 1 day, 19 hours ago on 22 October 2014 01:09 (A review of The Untouchables)

Even though Brian De Palma is nowadays pretty much forgotten, I always had a weak spot for his work and I still try to check his movies whenever I get the opportunity. After ‘Scarface’, it must be the biggest movie he has made in the 80’s (you can also argue that he actually didn’t do anything else really amazing in this decade but anyway…) so I was really eager to check it out and I had some rather high expectations. Eventually, even though I thought it was indeed pretty good and quite entertainining, to be honest, I was actually expecting something more and I thought it would be much better. I mean, the cast was quite brilliant (Kevin Costner, Sean Connery, Andy Garcia, Robert De Niro) and it is thanks to this film that Kevin Costner and Andy Garcia would eventually break through. I don’t know, I thought the whole thing was a little too generic and I would have preferred if it would have been a little bit grittier. On the other hand, it has been a while since I have watched it and I will definitely re-watch it at some point to make up my mind for good about the damned thing. To conclude, even though I thought it was slightly disappointing, it is still a pretty good flick, a classic, and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.

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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 11 hours ago on 21 October 2014 09:19 (A review of Flashbacks of a Fool)

I wasn't sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Daniel Craig, I was quite eager to check it out. I'm very glad Daniel Craig has reached worldwide fame thanks to the James Bond franchise but the guy is actually a fine actor and it was really a pleasure to see him in a small scale drama like this one. However, even though Craig did get top-billing on this picture, actually half of it was a flashback of him when he was a teenager and even though the whole thing had some potential, it didn’t work out very well, I'm afraid. Indeed, the main issue was probably the fact that there were just too many characters and most of them were rather poorly developed. I mean, for example, Boots who was apparently his best friend and the reason why he went back into the past was barely seen and their relationship was reduced to the bare minimun. On top of that, the story was just not really strong. Take the mine incident, it was just totally arbitrary and some poor sign of some kind of divine intervention (without mentionning the fact that it was rather unconvincing that no one living nearby wouldn't have noticed a gigantic mine washed up on the shore). To conclude, in spite of its flaws, I stil really enjoyed the way it was shot and the nice performance by Daniel Craig so I still think it is worth a look.

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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 23 hours ago on 21 October 2014 08:39 (A review of Ghislain Lambert's Bicycle)

It is once again a rather obscure French movie which not much people have seen here in Listal (I was one of the first users who have rated this movie and, right now, only 6 users have rated it so far). First of all, even though I really didn’t like ‘C'est arrivé près de chez vous’ (In my opinion, it is probably one of the most overrated classics ever), I always had a weak spot for Benoît Poelvoorde and when I heard about this flick, I thought it really sounded hilarious so I was really eager to check it out and, if I recall correctly, I even saw it in the movie theater when it was released. At the time, Poelvoorde was becoming pretty famous in France thanks to his awesome work on TV and since his star was rising, they decided to make some comedies with him in the lead. Anyway, to be honest, even though I thought it would be really funny, eventually, I thought it was just slightly amusing. It is always the issue when they make a comedy about a stupid and annoying character, it usually doesn’t work very well and this movie was not an exception, I’m afraid. To conclude, even though I thought it was slightly disappointing, I still think it was a decent comedy and I think it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in French movies.

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A good movie

Posted : 3 days, 17 hours ago on 20 October 2014 02:43 (A review of A Sunday in the Country)

It is once again a rather obscure French movie which not much people have seen here in Listal (I was one of the first users who have rated this movie and, right now, only 8 users have rated it so far). Even though Bertrand Tavernier is pretty much unknown here in Listal, he is actually one of the best French directors from the last 40 years and I always had a weak spot for his work so I was quite eager to check this movie. To be honest, I don’t think it belongs to his best work, it is just too light for my taste and I prefer his tougher movies, usually with a socially conscious message. Still, there is no denying that it was one really delightful picture and it was a critical success back then when it was released in France. So, like I said before, it was nothing really ground-breaking, at least, not to me, but I’m not sure if it was meant to be ground-breaking and I really enjoyed the performances and, of course, the very solid directing by Tavernier. To conclude, I thought it was pretty good and it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in French movies.

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A good movie

Posted : 3 days, 19 hours ago on 20 October 2014 12:57 (A review of Family Resemblances)

Honestly, it has been ages since I have this flick but I can remember it very well. First of all, I have noticed that Cédric Klapisch is not really famous here on Listal but he is actually highly regarded in France and many of his movies were very successful there. In fact, this movie was his first (and maybe) only big box-office success in France and I remember that, at the time, there was a big buzz about the whole thing. To be honest, even though I thought it was indeed pretty good and quite entertaining, I can’t say I was really blown away by the whole thing though. I mean, I always had a weak spot for Jean-Pierre Bacri’s sarcastic black humor (this movie was an adaptation of the play with the same name written by Bacri and his girlfriend Agnès Jaoui who also played a character in this movie) but, I don’t know, I still had a hard time to care about those characters and what they were going through. Still, I think I will re-watch it at some point to make up my mind about the damned thing. To conclude, even though I’m not sure if it is really a masterpiece, it is a still a pretty good comedy and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in French movies.

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A good movie

Posted : 4 days, 10 hours ago on 19 October 2014 09:52 (A review of Trade)

Honestly, I had nog idea what to expect from this flick but the subject seemed to be interesting so I thought I might as well give it a try. Well, it turned out to be a really depressing watch. Basically, you get to see a lot of sickening stuff and, even though we are all aware of the human traffic business, the fact that someone would choose this line of work is pretty much a proof that we live in a very fucked up world. In my opinion, even though the whole thing was sometimes terribly misguided, they did manage to give a frightening and believable view on the subject. It means that 2/3 of it, when it was focusing on those poor girls was very good and, unfortunaly, the last 1/3 was really contrived and belonged more into a fairy tale (probably the reason why Roger Ebert disliked the movie so much). The issue is that, at the some point, it became some kind of completely unbelievable chase involving a young Mexican boy looking for his kidnapped sister with the help of some American played by Kevin Kline. I mean, sure, you wish that something like that would happen in real life, that someone would show up and save those poor girls but, in this cruel world, they are just lost and their life just becomes one terrible hell. To conclude, even though the whole rescue thing didn't work whatsoever, I still think it is a good drama and I think it is worth a look.

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An average movie

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A really good movie

“I used to have this movie on DVD for a while but I sold it at some point following one of my brilliant cleaning-up plans. It’s too bad because I really liked it a lot and it would have been really like cool to have this damned dvd to watch it again. Anyway, since I really loved ‘Amores Perros’” read more

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A good movie

“Aaaahhhh..... The good old days... When Johnny Depp was still considered a box-office poison and when Tim Burton was still one of the most creative directors in Hollywood. In fact, this movie is a perfect example of what I like and I don't like with Tim Burton's work. Indeed, on one hand, it looked ” read more

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A really good movie

“I remember perfectly when I watched this movie the first time. Indeed, back then, I was just living in the Netherlands and I wanted to go to the movies. I saw that there was a new movie directed by Danny Boyle so I went to watch it without a shred of information about it. Eventually, once again, he ” read more

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A classic

“Even though Brian De Palma is nowadays pretty much forgotten, I always had a weak spot for his work and I still try to check his movies whenever I get the opportunity. After ‘Scarface’, it must be the biggest movie he has made in the 80’s (you can also argue that he actually didn’t do anythi” read more

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An average movie

“I wasn't sure what to expect from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Daniel Craig, I was quite eager to check it out. I'm very glad Daniel Craig has reached worldwide fame thanks to the James Bond franchise but the guy is actually a fine actor and it was really a pleasure to see him in a s” read more

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An average movie

“It is once again a rather obscure French movie which not much people have seen here in Listal (I was one of the first users who have rated this movie and, right now, only 6 users have rated it so far). First of all, even though I really didn’t like ‘C'est arrivé près de chez vous’ (In my opi” read more

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Posted: 4 days, 12 hours 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 weeks, 2 days ago at Oct 8 8:24
Bedankt voor het toevoegen, Johan!
Posted: 1 month, 3 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: 1 month, 3 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: 1 month, 3 weeks ago at Aug 29 14:12
Thanks for the votes on my Red Riding Hood series! Have a nice day !
Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Aug 14 9:52
You're welcome, Johan. You make an excellent job with these poll lists! :)
Posted: 2 months, 1 week 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 months, 1 week 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: 2 months, 3 weeks 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: 3 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: 6 months, 1 week ago at Apr 19 11:08
What happened to your 'Leon: The Professional' review?
Posted: 7 months, 2 weeks ago at Mar 8 21:29
How's your list 'Listal's 100 Films To See Before You Die (2014)' going?
Posted: 10 months ago at Dec 25 23:44
For being a great friend and providing great content, I thank you and wish you a...
Posted: 1 year ago at Oct 2 21:06
Yay me! haha. Here's the question answers:

Rank: 16 (new entry)
Points: 925941
Member since: 2012
Age: 23
Country: US
Gender: female
Miscellaneous: -
Why Marloes Horst: I just though the photoshoot was pretty. I change my avatar pretty often, though.
Favorite list: I don't really have just one.
Display name explanation: It's my actual name. xD
Avatar image explanation: I tend to switch it up between all my favorite models. My avatars never really last more than a couple weeks or so.
How did she discover Listal: A friend showed me. I'm not sure if she actually has an account here or if she just passes through.

Thanks. (:
Posted: 1 year ago at Sep 28 0:06
Hi Mr Le Fourbe,

A while ago, you voted for my list of Good Movies you might have missed, and i thank you again for it. The list got bigger and messier so I decided to rearrange it in a more "user-friendly" way.

Now I really don't mean to spam, but, if you're still interested, here is a bunch of short lists (10 to 30 items), which focus on lesser-known movies (less than 300 Listal ratings) that I enjoyed and like to recommend (rated 7+). I grouped them by Genre, by Country/Region and by Theme. It's an ongoing work so i'll be adding more items in the future.

Anyway, sorry again for the spamming, and thanks for all your cool lists and reviews.
Posted: 1 year ago at Sep 27 12:36
Thanks for the vote =)
Posted: 1 year, 1 month ago at Aug 29 6:10
Thank you for your votes! I will also add Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine to my top 2013 list. Amazing movie!
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jul 18 10:37
Thanks for the list vote!
Posted: 1 year, 3 months ago at Jun 29 17:53
I find it amusing that you asked me to check out your list today, when I voted for it & commented on it yesterday. :P

Anyway, hope you have a good weekend!
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 12 15:45
hey sorry to bother but people were taking about my lists that i copied them , well i deleted both lists cuz i respect other peoples opinions and if people think its wrong then fine by me but honestly i thought we can take material from anywhere and put it here there if no rule that we cant do that but now they call it false anyways just wanted to know what are real rules