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Game of Thrones - Season 5
Game of Thrones: The Complete First Season

1 year, 10 months ago
johanlefourbe added 2 items to My Queue list
Take This Waltz
22 Jump Street

1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Bad 25

1 year, 11 months ago
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1 year, 11 months ago
I Saw the Light
Citizenfour

1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Labor Day

1 year, 11 months ago
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1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of East is East

An average movie

“For some reasons, I actually ended up watching this flick in the movie theater when it was released and I wonder what made me choose this movie at the time. I guess, back in those days, I was watching maybe 3 movies every week in the movie theater so I wasn’t exactly really picky. Anyway, to be ho” read more

1 year, 11 months ago
Dear Diary
Notes: I remember it quite well when it was released. Indeed, it was a critical success when it was released at the Cannes Film Festival and I was really eager to check it out. In fact, somehow, the whole thing did remind me of Woody Allen in the sense that it was very talkative but also very smart, at least, that’s my opinion. Basically, there was no plot whatsoever and, instead, the characters just kept talking, talking and talking again and it either bore you to death or it fascinates you. Well, I thought it was rather fascinating. Eventually, 8 years later, Moretti would come back to the Cannes Film Festival and would win this time the prestigious Golden Palm with ‘La stanza del figlio’ which was really good as well but I still preferred this movie though. Anyway, surprisingly, I have noticed that, after all these years, I haven’t seen many movies directed by this director which is too bad.
1 year, 11 months ago
Wadjda
Original Title: 'Wadjda' Directed by: Haifaa Al-Mansour Plot: An enterprising Saudi girl signs on for her school's Koran recitation competition as a way to raise the remaining funds she needs in order to buy the green bicycle that has captured her interest. Note: Even though it was interesting, while watching the damned thing, I couldn't help thinking that, even though it was directed by a Saudi women, it still felt that it was giving a Western point of view on this strict Muslim culture. Basically, it gave a very bleak and sad view on the Saudi life, especially for the women and, even though it is probably true, it would have been nice to see something slightly more balanced. For example, towards the end, you get to see the main character reciting the Koran which seemed at first rather pointless and redundant but, eventually, it turned to be actually quite gorgeous and I think it would have worked better to show also such intriguing and positive aspects about this culture.

1 year, 11 months ago
Brooklyn

1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Entrapment

An average movie

“On paper, this movie should have been a massive guilty pleasure for me. Indeed, I always had a weak spot for the heist genre and to have the sexy Catherine Zeta-Jones and the charismatic Sean Connery working together seemed like a great idea. However, unfortunately, even though all the ingredients w” read more

1 year, 11 months ago

An average movie

“Since I always had a weak spot for Hugh Grant, I was quite eager to check this movie. Basically, ever since the massive success of ‘Four Weddings and a Funeral’, Hugh Grant became a big star and the king of the romantic-comedy. Indeed, most of his following movies would be in this genre and he w” read more

1 year, 11 months ago
The Lion King
Notes: Disney is right now going through another renaissance and the peak of this renaissance will probably be 'Frozen'. However, 20 years ago, they were also going through another glorious period like the current one and, at the time, this movie was their biggest one and, for many years, it had been the highest grossing animated feature ever made. Back then, I saw it in the theater but to be honest, I'm not exactly a huge fan and, from the same era, I think that 'Aladdin' (which was also a huge success when it was released but it has always been overshadowed by this classic) was actually much better. I mean, sure, it is definitely a solid feature, the animation was top-notch and, for once, Disney was creating something rather dark almost creating a Shakespearean tragedy ('Hamlet' was a big inspiration for this tale). Still, somehow, I had a hard time to connect with the whole thing. Maybe because I didn't really like the combination of musical songs side by side with some rather dramatic material (the songs were also not really amazing) or maybe it was because it was taking itself too seriously?
1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe added 3 items to My Queue list
Two Days, One Night
The Wind Rises
Beauty and the Beast

1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Taking Woodstock

1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Old Boy

An average movie

“The lack of of originality in the  American cinema nowadays is just really sad and, instead of coming up with something new,  they keep giving us some endless sequels and they are ready to remake pretty much anything at this point. From all these remakes, this must be the weirdest one and definite” read more

1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Chocolat

A good movie

“I have noticed that several Filmclub members turned out to be slightly disappointing by this movie but, to be honest, I didn't have such expectations and I thought it turned out to be a decent watch. Above all, Omar Sy, probably one of the most famous French actors at work nowadays, was just really ” read more

1 year, 11 months ago
Chocolat

1 year, 11 months ago
Chocolat
 Chocolat 7/10
1 year, 11 months ago
Chocolat

1 year, 11 months ago
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1 year, 11 months ago
Ricky
Paper Man
Goya
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
The Rain People

1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe added 6 items to My Queue list
The Man from U.N.C.L.E.
Goya
The Visit
Foxcatcher
Selma

1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Wadjda

A good movie

“I had seriously no idea what to expect from this movie and the main reason why I wanted to watch it was because it was included in the '1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die' list. Eventually, it was a really interesting feature. Indeed, it is always pretty neat to discover a new land and a new cu” read more

1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of September 11

A good movie

“In fact, I saw this movie in the movie theater when it was released. To be honest, I wonder how I actually ended up watching the damned thing but I guess it was because there were several directors I admired that were involved (Alejandro G. Iñárritu, Ken Loach, Mira Nair, Sean Penn). On top of tha” read more

1 year, 11 months ago
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1 year, 11 months ago
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1 year, 11 months ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Spotlight

A good movie

“To be honest, this movie was not really on my radar for a long time but since it won the Best Picture Academy Award, I was quite eager to check out the damned thing. Well, eventually, I thought it was a pretty good story, with some solid directing and a very strong cast (Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo” read more

1 year, 11 months ago
Spotlight
Notes: Eventually, I thought it was a pretty good story, with some solid directing and a very strong cast (Michael Keaton, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, Liev Schreiber, Stanley Tucci, Billy Crudup). The realistic approach worked fine as well and it was really neat that they didn’t add any sub-plots about the romantic or family lives of the involved reporters. And, yet, somehow, the whole thing didn’t really blow me away. I mean, I do have a weak spot for the genre and I really loved ‘All the President's Men’ which was obviously an inspiration for this movie but, in this case, even though it was an interesting story, it never really grabbed me. That’s the tricky thing with such thrillers, right from the beginning, you actually know how it will end so the makers have to manage to find some other way to entertain or grab the interest of the viewers. In this case, since they took such a realistic approach, nothing really surprising or spectacular happens ever during this movie. I still enjoyed the damned thing though.
1 year, 11 months ago

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