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Short Term 12                                  (2013)
Notes: Well, eventually, I was seriously impressed by the damned thing and I'm not surprised that it gave Brie Larson's deserved breakthrough. The first thing I enjoyed was the fact they didn't give a tedious introduction to make sure that the viewers understood what was going on. Sure, Rami Malek was playing a new employee on his first day so they gave him a few tips, obviously, to still informed somehow the viewers but, fortunately, they didn't focus too much on his character. Anyway, the way they presented this foster-care facility felt so realitisc and, very often, it felt like watching a fascinating documentary. I have to admit that I did struggle a little bit with how much time they spent on the private life of the co-workers and, to be honest, I don't think that someone with some much personal baggage like the main character was actually really suited for this kind of job. On the other hand, it was really interesting to see someone so damaged who has decided to help such kids in need getting to the point that she can't handle anymore the pressure because it reminds her that she should also face her own demons.
5 days, 3 hours ago

A very good movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since I have a weak spot for Brie Larson, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, I was seriously impressed by the damned thing and I'm not surprised that it gave Larson's deserved breakthrough. The first thing I enjoyed was t” read more

5 days, 3 hours ago
johanlefourbe added 6 items to My Queue list
Juice
Gorp                                  (1980)
The Dogs of War
Jack and the Beanstalk
True Heart

5 days, 14 hours ago
Tentacles
Nothing Personal
Gorp                                  (1980)
Jack and the Beanstalk
Article 99                                  (1992)

5 days, 14 hours ago
Hiroshima Mon Amour
Notes: To be honest, it has been ages since I have this movie and I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Anyway, even though I was very young or maybe it was in fact because I was so young but I thought that this movie was just quite mesmerizing to behold. Basically, in my opinion, this movie is all about mood and either you’ll be hypnotized by this mood (what happened in my case) or I’m afraid the whole thing might bore you to death. Indeed, there is no real plot, there is definitely no action scenes, in fact, nothing much really happened during the whole thing. And, yet, I thought it was quite mesmerizing. We basically follow this 2 characters and their fascinating conversation filled with some beautiful dialogues. Indeed, in my opinion, this movie is the closest thing you will get of watching a poem instead of reading it. Alain Resnais did deliver a really impressive directing debut here but even though he always had a stellar reputation in France, I can’t say I really ever cared for the rest of his work (I still have to watch ‘L'année dernière à Marienbad’ though).
5 days, 17 hours ago
6 days, 4 hours ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
The Last Tycoon                                  (1976)
NETFLIX
6 days, 11 hours ago
Ride Lonesome                                  (1959)
Notes: Well, eventually, even though I it was a decent vintage Western, I thought it was also nothing really mind-blowing after all. I mean, I did like the directing and the acting was not bad either but, in my opinion, the story was very thin (with a running time of 70 minutes, it was not really surprising). I have to admit it, I did see it on the BBC without subtitbles so I may have missed some bits but I still don't think it was anything really amazing. Basically, you had about 5 characters, they talk a lot, ride their horses and shoot their guns a little bit and that was about it. Still, like I said before, the whole thing looked pretty good and the actors delivered some solid performances and it was pretty neat to see James Coburn in his acting debut. All in all, it is a forgettable but still well made Western.
6 days, 16 hours ago
johanlefourbe added 5 items to My Queue list
Cheech and Chong
The Warriors                                  (1979)
Death Warrant
Creepshow (1982)
BASEketball                                  (1998)

6 days, 16 hours ago
The Commune

6 days, 21 hours ago
Celda 211                                  (2009)

1 week ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Gun

1 week ago
Lucky Trouble
Note : Well, even though it was pretty neat to see Milla Jovovich in a Russian movie for once, the damned thing turned out to be pretty terrible, I'm afraid. Basically, it was some kind of awful mix with some romantic-comedy, some sport elements and a family feature. Concerning the rom-com aspect, it was rather cringe-inducing as Jovovich and the lead actor didn't have some chemistry whatsoever, without mentioning the fact the guy spent the whole duration giving her some big fat lies. But, then, the movie focused mostly on the main character getting involved in some completely convoluted and ludicrous plot around a junior football tournament and then Jovovich was pretty much stuck the whole thing waiting for her fiancee to show up at their wedding. Concerning the rest of the movie, it was never funny or entertaining and it was rather awkward to see this 'trainer' pretty much abusing these kids to make sure that they would loose.
1 week ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Lucky Trouble

A bad movie

“To be honest, I really had no idea what to expect from this movie but since I have a weak spot for Milla Jovovich, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, even though it was pretty neat to see her in a Russian movie for once, the damned thing turned out to be pretty terrible, I'm afraid. Basic” read more

1 week ago

A good movie

“Since I kept hearing some pretty good things about this movie, I was really eager to check it out. Well, eventually, I really enjoyed the damned thing and it turned out to be one of the most hilarious movies I have seen so far with my film club. Indeed, it has been years since I have seen such a sha” read more

1 week ago
The Death of Stalin                                  (2017)
Notes: Well, eventually, I really enjoyed the damned thing and it turned out to be one of the most hilarious movies I have seen so far with my film club. Indeed, it has been years since I have seen such a sharp dark comedy and the jokes were just constantly spot-on. What also made this movie worked was the fact that it was based on some historical events and, through the whole thing, you keep wondering if it all really happened this way. Well, as a matter if fact, it was apparently historically fairly accurate as, for example, Beria was indeed a real notorious sexual predator and Vasili Stalin was such an alcoholic that he died at only 40 years old. Still, even though it was really funny and it gave a chilling vision of the Soviet Union history, it was pretty much a big farce but not much more than that in my opinion. In my opinion, it mostly had to do with the fact that they never focused on one character so none of them was really developed. As a result, almost all the characters were limited as one-note jokes and you never get the opportunity to learn or care about them. Still, the damned thing was just so entertaining and it has been a while since I have seen such a fun dark comedy
1 week ago
The Death of Stalin                                  (2017)

1 week ago
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1 week ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Carlito

1 week ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
National Lampoon

1 week, 1 day ago

An average movie

“Even though this movie has a rather lame reputation, since it was the last movie directed by Michael Cimino that I haven't seen so far, I still wanted to check it out. The first weird thing about this movie was that, in spite of its title and the fact that it was adapted from a book written by Mario” read more

1 week, 1 day ago
The Sicilian                                  (1987)

1 week, 1 day ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
How It Ends
NETFLIX
1 week, 2 days ago
The Italian Job

1 week, 2 days ago
Black Orpheus
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
1 week, 2 days ago
Ice Age: Collision Course                                  (2016)

1 week, 3 days ago
Ice Age: Collision Course                                  (2016)
Notes: First of all, I have to admit that I always had a weak spot for 'Ice Age'. Indeed, it was a nice little animated feature and it mostly worked because it didn't pretend or have the ambition to be something else and the concept worked fine but, in my opinion, it was something too limited to be really expanded. Surprisingly, Blue Sky still managed to turn it into a hugely successful franchise but the sequels all turned out to be rather weak and this last installment was easily the weakest of the bunch. Indeed, by now, the makers were seriously running out of ideas so they gave an even more preposterous storyline than usual. As a result, you end up with Scrap, still by far their best character, going into space with a spaceship which was more ridiculous than actually entertaining. Another issue with this franchise is that they keep adding so many characters, most of them barely interesting or fun, and by now the whole thing has become just so over-crowded.
1 week, 3 days ago

An average movie

“To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this flick but I have seen all the previous installments in this franchise, I thought I might as well check it out. First of all, I have to admit that I always had a weak spot for 'Ice Age'. Indeed, it was a nice little animated feature and it mostly worked” read more

1 week, 3 days ago

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