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L.A. Confidential
Notes: From time to time, you always meet someone that will argue that this movie is actually the best ever made. To be honest, I always had a hard time to get what was really the fuss about this flick. I mean, I will have to admit it, it is a very good néo-noir feature, probably even the very best one but could the best néo-noir feature also manage to be one of the very best movies ever made? I actually doubt it. The issue I have with this flick is that it is so well made, so slick, it might be actually be too faithful to the genre to be actually really remarkable, at least, that’s my opinion. Still, it remains a really solid flick nonetheless, easily the best thing ever made by Curtis Hanson who never managed to reach this level in his career again. Concerning this cast, it was pretty damned amazing (Kevin Spacey, Russell Crowe, Guy Pearce, Kim Basinger, James Cromwell, Danny DeVito, David Strathairn) and they all gave some of the best performances in their career.
1 year, 8 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of The Bling Ring

An average movie

“Before this movie was released, there was a pretty good buzz about it but, eventually, it didn’t get much love and it is Sofia Coppola’s lowest rated movie so far. Even so, I was quite eager to check the damned thing and it turned out to be a decent watch. Indeed, it was an intriguing story and ” read more

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1 year, 8 months ago
Belgica
 Belgica 7/10
1 year, 8 months ago
Belgica
chosen by Peter Notes: Since I kept hearing some pretty good things about Felix Van Groeningen, I was really glad to finally watch one of his movies. Eventually, I was certainly not disappointed and I will definitely check his other movies when I have the opportunity. Still, even though I did like the damned thing, there were still a couple of things that did bother me. First of all, even though it was a decent tale, it was nothing really original and, above all, it was all rather predictable. On top of that, Frank, the older brother, was never presented as an actual asset for this business and, in my opinion, instead of showing him constantly getting high and having sex with some random girls, they should have balanced this character a little bit more because, this way, it was nearly impossible to root for the guy. Still, it was quite exhilarating to see those misfits running their own business and it was quite interesting to see their neverending struggle between rules and freedom, between chaos and order and between creation and destruction. Furthermore, Van Groeningen has a real talent for adding everywhere some nice details (like the left eye of the younger brother) creating a genuine authentic feeling in the process. (Mar. 2016)
1 year, 8 months ago
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1 year, 8 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of The Great Gatsby

A good movie

“Almost 40 years after this movie, Baz Luhrmann came up with an ambitious remake with Leonardo DiCaprio in the title role but even though the whole thing had some potential, I still preferred this version though. Still, even though I did like this movie, it was still missing something to become truly” read more

1 year, 8 months ago
Blazing Saddles
Dial M for Murder

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1 year, 8 months ago
The Killer Inside Me

1 year, 8 months ago
Funny Games
Notes: To be honest, I'm usually not really a fan of psychopath/serial killer movies. I mean, they are most of the time entertaining but they are never really great, at least, that’s my opinion but this movie is the exception. Indeed, I thought was so thoughtful , complex and really spellbinding to watch. I saw it again not so long ago and once again, it completely blew my mind. One thing I found really striking is that they stripped down most of the tricks used in most of your typical horror/thriller flicks. For example, there is no background music during the whole thing and, usually, in all Hollywood flicks, the music is literally shouting at you when something scary is going to happen. Not here, here you have to make up your own mind about what it is scary or not. There is actually not much actual violence but it must be one of the most violent movie on a psychological level I have ever seen. I must say it is a rather heavy and depressing movie to watch and many people won't enjoy it for a bit.
1 year, 8 months ago
Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

1 year, 8 months ago
The Man with the Iron Fists
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1 year, 8 months ago

An average movie

“Even though ‘The Sum of All Fears’ has a rather lame reputation, I thought it was in fact a decent watch and I was rather curious to see this new reboot with an even younger Jack Ryan. Well, eventually, I was really amazed by how underwhelming the whole thing turned out to be. I mean, it’s not” read more

1 year, 8 months ago
Always
The Book of Eli
Don Quixote

1 year, 8 months ago
The Man from Nowhere
The Man from Earth

1 year, 8 months ago
Mary Poppins
American Pop
Princess Mononoke
The Pink Panther
Mad Max: Fury Road

1 year, 8 months ago
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1 year, 8 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Gothika

An average movie

“Once one of the most promising directors from France, Mathieu Kassovitz eventually turned out to have a rather disappointing career after all. Indeed, his 2nd directing effort, ‘La haine’, turned out to be one of the most acclaimed movies released in the 90’s and many people expected great thi” read more

1 year, 8 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Gosford Park

A good movie

“To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should probably re-watch it at some point. Anyway, I remember it quite well when this movie was released, it was a critical success, in fact, it would be Robert Altman’s last really successful movie. Anyway, since I kept hearing ” read more

1 year, 8 months ago
Gosford Park
Frost/Nixon

1 year, 8 months ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
La haine

1 year, 8 months ago
The Phantom Carriage
The Stolen Children
Three Colours: Red
Celine and Julie Go Boating
Muddy River

1 year, 8 months ago
Open Your Eyes
Notes: With this movie, Alejandro Amenabar became a household name and went to direct ‘The Others’ in Hollywood. After ‘Mar Adentro’, it became rather quiet with the Spanish director but he made a come-back with something new in 2015 after a 6 years hiatus. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, I find it rather difficult to choose between this one and the remake which one is the best. Still, I think I still prefer the original version because it focuses more on the story, there was no Hollywood influence here and, of course, the whole thing came from this flick. Still, even though it was an intriguing story, somehow, it didn’t really blow me away. I don’t know, on one hand, the surrealist atmosphere was one of the main assets of this movie, making it sometimes quite mesmerizing but, on the other hand, because of all the weird stuff going on, it was difficult to connect with the characters or to care with that they were going through. Still, it remains a pretty good mind-f*ck.
1 year, 8 months ago
Untitled Indiana Jones Project
Release date (U.S.) : ??? directed by : Steven Spielberg with : Harrison Ford plot : ??? Why do I want to see this ? Of course, like everyone else, I was rather disappointed by the 4th installment and, on top of that, at almost 80 years old, you wonder if Harrison Ford might not be too old for the part. Anyway, out of sheer nostalgia, I will definitely check this (hopefully last) new installment.
1 year, 8 months ago
Beyond the Black Rainbow
Gandahar
Heavy Metal
My Dinner with Andre
The Day the Earth Stood Still

1 year, 8 months ago
Love Actually

1 year, 8 months ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Flipped

1 year, 8 months ago
Draft Day
Straight Outta Compton
The Last Days of Pompeii

1 year, 8 months ago

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