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1 week ago
2 Days in New York

1 week ago
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Notes: While watching this, I realized that Altman is actually a rather difficult director. I mean, it is not that his movies are really cryptic or difficult to follow like David Lynch or Kim Ki-Duk for example, but he definitely has a very oblic approach concerning his directing which might explain why I have sometimes a hard time with his movies. Basically, he usually puts his camera in the middle of the scene and leave the characters do the talking but there is no real editing and, sometimes, you have 5 characters speaking to each other, sometimes improvising their dialogues which have nothing to do with the plot. It is like when someone gets into a room, normally, he would be presented to the audience somehow but, since the characters already know this person, they just skip this. As a result, you get something really realistic and this directing style definitely was Robert Altman’s trademark but, honestly, I think it was rather alienating. I mean, there is something pretty mesmerizing about this directing style but I think it is also creates a gap between the audience and the characters. Still, even though this movie didn’t really blow me away, it looked quite terrific, the songs provided by Leonard Cohen were a perfect fit and it must be one of the gloomiest Western I have ever seen.
1 week ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of 2 Days in Paris

A good movie

“Since this movie was rather well received, I was quite eager to check it out. To be honest, at first, I was worried that Julie Delpy would go a for a weaker copy of the 'Before ...' trilogy and the rather poor introduction only increased this feeling. However, as soon as they sit at the dinner table” read more

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Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory
Notes: Even though I have never been a fan of Roald Dahl’s book adaptations, since this movie was a classic and arguably the best of these adaptations, I was really eager to check it out. First of all, I have to admit it, it is a pretty cool story, absolutely, I even think I read the book when I was a kid but, still, I wasn’t really blown away by this movie and I would say that I preferred Tim Burton’s version. Indeed, I forgot that it was a musical version and all those songs were pretty boring to me. Then, I’m sorry, but I wasn’t really impressed by Wonka’s factory. I mean, 40 years later, the scale was not really impressive and it didn’t look delicious (apparently, 1/3 of the set was actually eatable, even the chocolate river so they did actually try). Another thing that bothered me was that maybe half of the movie was about looking for those damned golden tickets and the rest of the movie felt pretty rushed. Finally, Gene Wilder gave a really good performance but I felt they only scratched the surface about this mysterious Willy Wonka figure and it would have been nice to learn a little more about him.
1 week, 1 day ago
Testament of Youth
Trespass Against Us

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1 week, 1 day ago
The Devils
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
1 week, 1 day ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Jimmy

1 week, 2 days ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Playing It Cool

An average movie

“I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since I have a weak spot for Chris Evans and Michelle Monaghan, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, even though Chris Evans was not bad at all and even though he had some pretty good chemistry with Monaghan, I still didn't care much  about the d” read more

1 week, 2 days ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Star Trek V: The Final Frontier

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The Hired Hand
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
1 week, 2 days ago
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1 week, 2 days ago
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johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Saving Mr. Banks

1 week, 3 days ago

An average movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect from this movie but since I have a weak spot for Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, even though it was a very well made drama, especially visually speaking, with some really solid performances, I still had a hard time ” read more

1 week, 3 days ago
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Behati Prinsloo
Jason Behr

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Blade Runner 2049

1 week, 3 days ago
W. R.: Mysteries of the Organism
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
1 week, 3 days ago
Traffic
 Traffic  8/10
1 week, 4 days ago

An average movie

“What the hell happened to Abel Ferrara? Back in the 90's, he was easily one of my favorite directors but it has been almost 20 years since he has released anything remotely interesting. Anyway, I was still eager to check this movie since it was his directing debut but, to be honest, it wasn't really” read more

1 week, 4 days ago
1 week, 4 days ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Blade Runner 2049

A very good movie

“Since I kept hearing some really amazing things about this movie and since I am a huge fan of the 1st movie, I became so excited about the damned thing and I was so eager to finally check it out. Well, eventually, even though it was indeed really good, I don't think it was really so great after all.” read more

1 week, 6 days ago
johanlefourbe added 2 items to My Queue list
Stuck in Love
Bolt

1 week, 6 days ago
Stuck in Love
Bad Santa 2
47 Meters Down

1 week, 6 days ago
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Walkabout
Notes: Now, that’s what I call a weird movie. Indeed, I wasn’t ready at all to watch something like this and I was expecting actually something else. I thought it would be a movie about a walkabout done by an Aborigene but I was really mistaken. This movie is definitely something else entirely and I would have a rather hard time to explain what it was actually really about. Basically, it was probably one of the most random movies I have ever seen which made the damned thing equally fascinating and frustating to watch. Later on, I discovered that Roger Ebert really loved this flick and he developed some interesting views about the communication issues between the 3 main characters but, personally, I had a hard time with those 3 characters, above all, with their numb behavior. Still, there was definitely something mesmerizing about the whole thing.
1 week, 6 days ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Final Girl

A bad movie

“I wasn’t expecting much from the damned thing but since this movie was available on Netflix, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, eventually, it turned out to be really lame. Seriously, pretty much nothing worked with this movie. I mean, the story was boring and barely made sense, it was ” read more

1 week, 6 days ago

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