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An average movie

Posted : 5 hours, 44 minutes ago on 4 March 2021 02:18 (A review of Imagine Me & You)

For some reason, I honestly don’t really remember why, it was a movie I wanted to watch for quite some time. Well, it turned out to be a charming little romantic comedy, no more but no less than that either. To be honest, you might wonder how and why a US actress like Piper Perabo ended in such a British production but, still, she had such a nice chemistry with Lena Headey and this chemistry was what mostly made this movie worked.  Headey was probably more convincing than Perabo but there is no denying that they were both quite lovely to look at. I also did appreciate the fact that Rachel’s husband was actually a really nice guy which made the whole thing slightly more complex and therefore more interesting than your average rom-com. Concerning the jokes, to honest, it was rather hit-and-miss but even though it was always fairly entertaining, it was never really hilarious but I guess it was never what the makers were aiming for. Eventually, even though there was nothing really wrong with the damned thing, I’m afraid it was still too light for my taste. I mean, Rachel did end up in a terrible situation, without mentioning the fact that, for the first time in her life, she was falling in love with a woman which must be, at the very least, very confusing so the material was actually pretty dark. Of course, you could blame Piper Perabo for not having the right acting chops for playing something so complex but I don’t think it was what expected from her since the tone always remained feather-light. Anyway, to conclude, even if it was nothing really ground-breaking, it was still a decent watch and I think it is worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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A good movie

Posted : 1 day, 10 hours ago on 3 March 2021 09:50 (A review of If Beale Street Could Talk)

Since I really loved ‘Moonlight’, I was really eager to watch Barry Jenkins’s directing follow-up, especially since it also had received some stellar reviews. Well, maybe my expectations were too high but, even though I really did appreciate the whole thing, to be honest, I never really impressed me though. I mean, it was a beautiful pure and innocent love story and, after already triggering my interest in ‘The Old Guard’, KiKi Layne might turn out to be one of the most interesting actresses of her generation. This movie also displayed how the black people have been deprived of their dignity for centuries in the USA. Basically, even if they play by the rules, they will still get a shitty education, they will still get a job with the lowest wage possible, they will still struggle to find some decent accommodation and, after all this, hanging above them, there is also the constant fear that they could be arrested at any moment for some crime they didn’t commit just because they might fit the ‘profile’. The scene around the big argument with Fonny’s family was also some metaphor on how the Black community is unfortunately often tearing itself apart under such cruel circumstances when they should be supporting each other but it’s always easy to judge when you are watching such complex issues comfortably from your sofa with your fat*ss flatscreen. So, the whole thing was really well made and the cast was strong but, even though the material was not bad at all, I didn’t have the feeling that they were covering some new ground, which was for example the case with ‘Moonlight’. Anyway, to conclude, even if it didn’t really blow me away, it was still a really solid romantic drama and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 12 hours ago on 2 March 2021 07:24 (A review of Winchester)

Since this movie had a rather lame reputation, I wasn’t expecting much but since it was available on Videoland, I thought I might as well check it out anyway. Well, first of all, to be honest, I have to admit that I had never heard of Sarah Winchester and her haunted house before watching this movie. Anyway, in my opinion, this tale definitely had some potential and I’m rather surprised that it was, back then, considered as one of the worst movies released in 2018. I mean, sure, the damned thing still didn’t really work but it was still far from being a total disaster. My point is that Sarah Winchester was a really interesting character and her house seemed to be fascinating so only therefore, this movie got a few extra points from me. I also liked the fact that the man supposed to investigate her was pretty much a drug addict with a tendency for having some hallucinations. The main issue with this movie was that they chose a completely wrong approach though. Indeed, right from the very first scenes, it was pretty obvious that there were indeed some ghosts in this mansion and, as a result, they turned this movie into another generic and rather boring haunted house horror flick. It was also rather ridiculous that the conclusion of Dr. Price was that she was completely sane, after everything they had been through. In my opinion, it would have been so much more efficient and interesting to keep it ambiguous as long as possible or, even better, that, at the end of the movie, you would still not be sure what to believe about her and her house. Especially with Price having some hallucinations, it could have been a wild ride but, unfortunately, this potential was wasted with a really generic plot. Anyway, to conclude, even though I don’t think it was so bad after all, it was still rather weak though and I don’t think it is really worth a look.


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A good movie

Posted : 3 days, 10 hours ago on 1 March 2021 09:59 (A review of American Honey)

I had no idea what to expect from this flick but since it was starring Shia LaBeouf, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, even though the damned thing was certainly intriguing, to be honest, it never really convinced me. First of all, I had a hard time to wrap my head around the whole door-to-door sales business. I mean, is it still something in the USA in our modern age when you can order pretty much anything online? Furthermore, even though the main character and probably most of the people involved in this crew came from some terrible social and economic backgrounds, it hardly seemed to be such a great upgrade to spend hours in a bus and then spend some hours going door to door to sell some damned magazines. They kept giving some scenes during which they were all cramped up in this bus with some ‘hip’ music, all singing out loud, but I never really saw what could have attracted them to this lifestyle. It didn’t help that, even though the movie was almost 3 hours long, they didn’t spend too much time on how it was actually working. I mean, it’s great that they mentioned how great Jake was as a salesman but it have would been interesting to seeing him actually closing a sale. Of course, you could argue that the whole door-to-door sales business didn’t really matter, what really mattered was this group of outcasts and especially the main character. Indeed, they all had an interesting personality but you could feel that they had been hurt, even maybe traumatized, by life in general. Concerning Sasha Lane, she was just so charismatic, I can’t wait to see her again in the future and Shia LaBeouf, well, the guy has been pretty much born to play such tormented souls. Anyway, to conclude, even though this movie didn’t completely work, there was still something quite spellbinding about the damned thing and I think it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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An average movie

Posted : 5 days, 6 hours ago on 27 February 2021 01:31 (A review of Good people)

Even if I didn’t have some really high expectations regarding this flick, since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, the damned thing turned out to be pretty weak, I’m afraid. Basically, it was one of these cheap-ass Euro thrillers with a terribly generic and predictable plot. I mean, the tale of a couple in financial trouble finding a bag full of drug money had been done so many times before and I’m afraid this movie didn’t do anything original or interesting with the genre. At least, James Franco and Kate Hudson did make a cute couple together but, to be honest, you wonder why this story was actually about an American couple and I guess the main reason was probably because it would be then easier to sell this movie this way. Eventually, the only interesting character was probably the one played by Omar Sy but the guy showed up only during a few scenes. Still, even if this character had some potential, he remained terribly one-note as he was constantly repeating some similar supposedly deep speeches to make him sound really wise. On top of that, it was rather ridiculous that they tried to make us believe that a supposedly important French drug lord would deliver himself a stash of drugs and, again, it was rather unlikely that he would kill someone who wronged him himself with only a few henchmen to assist him. Anyway, to conclude, the whole thing was rather boring, it looked really cheap and thoroughly unconvincing and I don’t think it is worth a look, except maybe if you have a weak spot for the actors involved.


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An average movie

Posted : 6 days, 9 hours ago on 26 February 2021 11:01 (A review of The Flowers of War)

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was directed by Zhang Yimou and starring Christian Bale and since it seemed to have a decent reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I was really surprised by how lame the damned thing actually turned out be and I’m still bewildered by the fact that this movie has such high ratings on this website and on IMDb (around 7.5). However, the fact that it had a much lower Metascore (only 46%) should have been a major red flag though. Anyway, eventually, pretty much nothing worked in this movie. Seriously, even though the historical background was interesting and had some potential, the story was just a boring mess. As usual with such Chinese productions, you had some obvious propaganda with a random Chinese soldier killing single-handedly around 50 Japanese soldiers who were all displayed as some bloodthirsty rapist monsters. However, this was just a completely superfluous subplot, the main story was actually about a large group of convent girl students AND a large group of prostitutes looking for shelter in a church during the invasion of Nanking by the Japanese army. However, except maybe for one prostitute called Yu Mo, none of these girls were developed whatsoever as they spent most of the movie running around and screaming at the horrors committed by the Japanese army. To make the whole thing even more convoluted, they also gave us another completely random American character, obviously, so they could sell more easily this movie in Western countries but I'm afraid Christian Bale gave here one of his weakest performance playing really unconvincingly your typical ‘White saviour’. Anyway, to conclude, the whole thing was just so weak and you should probably avoid it, even if you are interested in Zhang Yimou’s work.



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An average movie

Posted : 1 week ago on 25 February 2021 11:17 (A review of Pelé)

Like every boy growing up in Europe, I was fascinated by football/soccer at some point and since Pelé was the best the football player ever, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, after hearing so many great things about the guy, I was actually really neat to see so much footage showing his mighty skills. It was also quite impressive that he managed to go to 4 World Cups in a row, winning 3 of them, even if he got injured during 2 of these World Cups. Beyond football, Pelé turned out to be a major icon, worldwide but above all in Brazil but that’s a topic the movie rather struggled to deal with. Indeed, while Pelé did rule the football fields for most of the 60’s, Brazil was actually ruled by a brutal dictatorship up until the 80’s. And what Pelé did back then regarding the political turmoil in his beloved home country? Well, nothing actually and this movie never really managed to properly address this topic. I mean, of course, you could blame Pelé for not taking a stand but eventually, even if he was so much beloved, he was eventually an average guy, an adult who played with a ball for a living, not a revolutionary or a political leader. It’s actually such an interest concept, the fact that even though we always idolize such athletes (in this movie, Pelé was compared to ‘Superman’ and was considered as a ‘King’ by many), they don’t have actually some superpowers, they are all made of flesh and blood like the rest of us. Unfortunately, this movie was not really interested in this and they focused instead on hammering the fact that Pelé was amazing, which might have been true but it was not really the most fascinating aspect about this legend after all. Anyway, to conclude, even if the damned thing was rather generic, I still think it was a decent watch and it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in football. 



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An average movie

Posted : 1 week, 1 day ago on 24 February 2021 11:36 (A review of Ricki and the Flash)

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since I have always been a huge fan of Meryl Streep, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, it could have been an interesting cautionary tale showing that, even if you are passionate and talented (which seemed to be the case with Ricki), there is no guaranty that you will be successful in the music business, in the contrary, the probability is pretty high that you will eventually struggle your whole life. Unfortunately, even though the whole thing had indeed some potential, to be honest, the story turned to be actually really generic and even borderline lame. It’s too bad because the characters were not bad at all, even if they were all rather poorly developed. Indeed, they all kept hammering the fact that Ricki had left them but the reasons why remained rather foggy. Basically, since Ricki was not an alcoholic, a drug or sex addict, the whole conflict between these characters seemed rather bogus as she could have been both, a mother and a rock-star. I mean, being a musician and being eccentric do not make you automatically a bad parent. However, this movie was never interested in getting deeper into these characters and what happened to them and, instead, spent most of the duration trying to convince the viewers unconvincingly that Ricki had been such a bad person. Fortunately, there is no denying that Meryl Streep was again just amazing in this flick though. Indeed, she was just so convincing, as usual, she completely disappeared in her character and, in fact, she even definitely displayed some skills as a musician and as a singer. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, it was still a decent watch though and I think it is worth a look but only to see Meryl Streep giving in another badass performance. 



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A very good movie

Posted : 1 week, 2 days ago on 23 February 2021 08:20 (A review of The Hole)

Since this movie had a really solid reputation, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, I wasn’t disappointed, that’s for sure. Indeed, I always had a weak spot for movies dealing with prison escapes and this one was easily one of the best I have seen in this genre. Indeed, eventually, the whole thing was just so raw and gritty and, yet, without any catchy soundtrack, without fancy special effects or bombastic action scenes, it was actually seriously quite spellbinding to behold. You also get the feeling that you enter a strange underworld with 5 guys stuck into a small room for hours, almost sleeping on top of each other. Except for Claude Gaspard with his good looks, we’ll never know how they did end up there but you might wonder if they really deserved to live in such dehumanizing conditions. As a result, you might argue that the characters were not really developed but I think it goes along with how dreadful this place was. Indeed, slowly, they all lose some trademarks specific to their personalities, becoming one grey uniform human mass in the process. Finally, the neat thing with such a vintage prison break is that, back then, they didn’t have such advanced security systems like they have nowadays and, as a result, it was actually believable that these guys would try and actually manage to pull this out. Even the ending actually made sense. Of course, you could blame Gaspard but both options had some massive downside. I mean, would it really make sense to escape with his buddies when he was supposed to be released soon? No really but it doesn’t change the fact that what he did was really a rat move. Anyway, to conclude, the damned thing was just seriously entertaining and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.


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A good movie

Posted : 1 week, 3 days ago on 22 February 2021 07:35 (A review of In The Fade)

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie but since I always had a weak spot for Fatih Akin’s work, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, even though it was not bad at all, to be honest, it was never really satisfying either. Indeed, Akin had decided to show the aftermath of a terrorist attack on focusing on a single woman who had lost her whole family and while this approach had some potential, I’m afraid it never really worked though. Basically, during the first part, the main character was displayed as rather apathetic, even borderline catatonic, and, in the second part, completely powerless. Of course, it seemed realistic which has always been the way Akin told his stories but, to be honest, in this case, it felt rather frustrating. On top of that, you could feel that, at some point, something else would finally occur to this woman so, as a viewer, you just wait for a very long time but nothing really happened after all. To make things worse, this movie was sold as a revenge story but, in fact, it was more about grieving after all. But, indeed, during the final act, the whole thing made a massive U turn, the main character wake up from her catatonic state, chased the terrorists all the way to Greece, built up her own bomb and managed to blow them (and herself) up. Seriously, for a movie that was going to a rather sluggish tempo until that point, that was suddenly a lot to handle, probably too much. It was not that it was completely ridiculous (it was still rather preposterous though), it was more the fact that it was so rushed and that it didn’t happen organically. To be honest, if they would have added 30 minutes to further develop the last act, it could have worked so much better. At least, we shouldn’t blame Diane Kruger who probably gave here her best performance so far. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, it was still a decent watch though and I think it is worth a look, especially if you are interested in Fatih Akin’s work.


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Notes: Honestly, I'm not really familiar with Billy Wilder's work but I have fortunately managed to watch a few of his movies lately and this movie was easily of one of his best. The first striking thing about this movie is its introduction when the voice-over tell you that they had never made a flick about a POW camp before. I don't know if it was indeed true but, personally, it was indeed the oldest I have seen so far (for example, 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' came soon after in 1957 and 'The Great Escape' in 1967). What I enjoyed the most was that the main character played by William Holden was not some hot-headed macho hero like Steve McQueen in 'The Great Escape'. No, he was a smart but really selfish con-artist looking only for his own interests and there was not a single moment when he suddenly had a change of conscience and became heroic, even at the end, he seemed mostly concerned about saving his ass. The other characters were not too bad but a little too stereotypical in my opinion and I was a little bothered that too many German characters spoke English fluently but it was something inherent in Hollywood back then and it still is nowaydays. Still, I liked the solid directing by Wilder, the tone and this main character so I really enjoyed this flick which has inspired all the similar movies that came afterwards about the same subject.
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Notes: 2011 was, in my opinion, one of the most disappointing years in cinema and, fortunately, after watching many and many movies released that year, it is reassuring that I still manage to find a decent feature released back then. Indeed, this movie was definitely one of these fine exceptions. Since it sounded pretty good, I was quite eager to check it out and, for once, I wasn't disappointed. Indeed, it is a really solid and satisfaying mix of comedy and drama. To be honest, not everything did work though. For example, Bryce Dallas Howard's character was just terribly annoying. I mean, I don't think we should blame Howard, she was just as charming as usual, it's just the way this girl reacted was so predictable, it was just a drag everytime she was involved and it was just a relief when he finally got rid off her. Concerning Anna Kendrick, I'm still not sure though. I mean, she gave a decent performance but it is as if the main character absolutely needed another love interest, some kind of substitute for the other bitch when it was clear that the movie was actually about something else. Indeed, it was above all about the bromance between Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen and that worked like a charm thanks to some really strong performances by those 2 guys.
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Stalag 17
Notes: Honestly, I'm not really familiar with Billy Wilder's work but I have fortunately managed to watch a few of his movies lately and this movie was easily of one of his best. The first striking thing about this movie is its introduction when the voice-over tell you that they had never made a flick about a POW camp before. I don't know if it was indeed true but, personally, it was indeed the oldest I have seen so far (for example, 'The Bridge on the River Kwai' came soon after in 1957 and 'The Great Escape' in 1967). What I enjoyed the most was that the main character played by William Holden was not some hot-headed macho hero like Steve McQueen in 'The Great Escape'. No, he was a smart but really selfish con-artist looking only for his own interests and there was not a single moment when he suddenly had a change of conscience and became heroic, even at the end, he seemed mostly concerned about saving his ass. The other characters were not too bad but a little too stereotypical in my opinion and I was a little bothered that too many German characters spoke English fluently but it was something inherent in Hollywood back then and it still is nowaydays. Still, I liked the solid directing by Wilder, the tone and this main character so I really enjoyed this flick which has inspired all the similar movies that came afterwards about the same subject.
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Alien
Notes: More than 30 after releasing this movie, Ridley Scott came back to this franchise but, even though 'Prometheus' did seem to be at first really promising, it turned out to be rather disappointing after all. In the mean time, I thought I might as well re-watch this first installment which has always been a massive science-fiction classic. To be honest, I have to admit that I always preffered 'Blade Runner' which is more challenging and interesting in my opinion but this movie is still really awesome. I mean, there are so many iconic landmarks here : Ripley, the Alien, the chest-bursting scene, Ash,... Visually, it was really impressive and Ridley Scott managed to create a really oppressive mood which has been copied so many times afterwards. Obviously, back in those days, they didn't have any CGI at their disposal so it was pretty obvious that the alien was mostly a guy wearing a suit and some people might argue that it didn't look really convincing. On the other hand, as a result they used pretty much the same method used in 'Jaws' which was to show the monster as less as possible and, just like in 'Jaws', it made the whole thing even more tensed and spellbinding to behold. Eventually, even though it is more than 40 years old, the whole thing still looks terrific and it remains one of the best science-fiction movies out there.
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A good movie

“Since I really loved ‘Moonlight’, I was really eager to watch Barry Jenkins’s directing follow-up, especially since it also had received some stellar reviews. Well, maybe my expectations were too high but, even though I really did appreciate the whole thing, to be honest, I never really impres” read more

1 day, 10 hours ago
Garden State
Notes: The first time I saw the damned thing, I was actually seriously blown away and I thought it was really a masterpiece but, to be honest, after a couple of a rewatches, I came to the conclusion that, even though I still really like this movie, it was not really so amazing. Basically, the main issue I had was that even though the characters were decent enough, they were not so fascinating after all. Still, even so, it remains one of my favorite romantic-comedies. Above all, what I enjoyed the most was how they managed to mix up the tone. Indeed, it was sometimes funny, sometimes sad, sometimes romantic and I really loved this mix. Following the critical success of this directing debut, many, including myself, had some great expectations towards Zach Braff as a director but even though he made a comeback 10 years later, none of these movies have made much waves but I still need to check them out though. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it is a very original romantic-comedy and it is definitely worth a look.
1 day, 11 hours ago
Full Metal Jacket
Notes: To be honest, I always had some rather mixed feelings about this one. First of all, I have to make myself clear : it is a really good movie but I don't think it is flawless though. Obviously, as usual with Stanley Kubrick, the directing was absolutely amazing and the acting was really strong as well. However, the combining of the 2 parts (the training and the actual war) just didn't really work for me. I mean, the first part was really great, on the same level of some of the best work provided by this great master but the second part was decent but honestly rather underwhelming, especially after the emotional roller-coaster provided by the boot camp. Basically, it is a random succession of war scenes with no real plot (there are even two scenes involving Vietnamese prostitutes) but, in just an hour, you don’t really get the time to get involved in the conflict and, compared to ‘Platoon’ which spends its whole running time in Vietnam, this part was never really spellbinding in my opinion. Anyway, it is still a classic though.
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Posted: 1 month ago at Jan 29 13:58
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Posted: 2 months ago at Jan 1 4:20
Happy New Year Johan. have a good time with your family. The movies you have seen and the reviews you have done are impressive.
Whenever I'm looking at a filmography, your opinion is always there haha. Thank you for contributing so much to Listal.com since 2010.
Posted: 2 months ago at Dec 31 15:54


Hoping 2021 is a better year for all of us :)
Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Dec 25 15:58
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Posted: 2 months, 1 week ago at Dec 23 20:32
Posted: 6 months, 1 week ago at Aug 25 20:36
Hi there!

I just read my comment section, I'm sometimes not that much online, I just noticed you did ask for my ten favourite films.
I'm sorry I didn't react sooner. I don't know if my vote still counts. My apologies. It's an awesome list, btw!
Posted: 8 months, 3 weeks ago at Jun 10 14:32
Can you help me too my list National Unity of Babe I can't get rid of item Ren when I rearranging the list properly can you fix it please?
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jan 1 15:04

happy 20 new 20 year!!



Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Jan 1 1:00
Happy New Year, Johan!
Posted: 1 year, 2 months ago at Dec 12 18:50
Merry Christmas, Johan!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Apr 7 16:32
Hi,
I'll definitely vote my top 10.
Looking forward to the final List!
Posted: 1 year, 11 months ago at Mar 13 16:20
Congratulations, beautiful lists!! :) :)
Posted: 2 years ago at Mar 5 1:14
Hi,
me playing covers with my wife. Enjoy.

www.listal.com/list/my-covers
Posted: 2 years ago at Feb 12 5:29
Thanks Johan!
Posted: 2 years ago at Feb 7 17:09
Added my movies to your list. Great idea and since I'm new thanks for letting me know!
Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Jan 1 2:26
Here's to a year full of hope, health, and good fortune and perhaps, devoid of the Sophomoric Adolescence of 2018!

Posted: 2 years, 2 months ago at Dec 25 6:57
Posted: 3 years, 1 month ago at Jan 30 1:31
Hi Jo
I've check your 100 movies to see before... You will have to work double shift to enter all the new votes on your list. :O
i'm curious to see if this year we will have some changement in the top 20.
: ))