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An average movie

Posted : 17 hours, 10 minutes ago on 28 October 2020 09:42 (A review of Skyscraper)

I wasn’t really expecting much from this flick but since it was starring Dwayne Johnson, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, I don’t think it was so bad after all. Obviously, sure, the plot was really far-fetched and this massive building was quite ridiculous. I mean, it was nice that they took such a tall skyscraper but I wish they kept it slightly more realistic as the damned thing seriously looked so fake. Indeed, such movies are always composed of preposterous action scenes so, to compensate how fake the action actually is, it does help to have a more realistic background and some believable characters. Concerning the characters, even though Dwayne Johnson was supposed to play some version of John McClane, Johnson was unfortunately dreadfully serious through the whole thing, except for a very few one-liners. So, it seemed I didn’t care for many things about this movie and, yet, I thought it was still fairly entertaining though. The main reason was that there were a couple of action scenes which were just really impressive. Of course, what all happened was quite preposterous but it did help that the main character was ex-military. Indeed, Johnson with his insane muscular silhouette might be actually able to pull such stunts for real or maybe not but the fact that you keep wondering if it might be possible made the whole thing much more fun to watch. Anyway, to conclude, even if I might have been slightly too generous with my rating here, it was actually a decent watch and I think it is worth a look, at least, if you like the genre. 



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An average movie

Posted : 1 day, 17 hours ago on 27 October 2020 09:32 (A review of Breathe)

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but there was a nice cast involved and I was curious what to see what Andy Serkis would manage to do with his directorial debut. Well, even if it was a really strong story with a lot of potential, to be honest, I wasn’t really sure about the tone chosen by Serkis though. Indeed, considering the material, I thought they would go for some inspirational drama but the tone turned out to be much lighter than I expected. Sure, I guess it probably made the whole thing easier to swallow but the downside was that it vastly glossed over some elements. For example, how did they manage this situation financially since they both couldn’t work? Furthermore, even if going out the hospital might have tremendously helped Robin Cavendish to move on with his life, the way he completely embraced his new life with no second thoughts whatsoever seemed rather doubtful. I mean, sure, it was a vast improvement for him but I don’t think the guy became suicidal only because he was living in a hospital. Another issue was that they put mostly the focus on the fact that Robin and Diana Cavendish tremendously loved each other. Basically, it was the reason why they managed to overcome so many obstacles but while it was very cute and romantic, it felt also rather naïve. Still, Andrew Garfield and Claire Foy had a very nice chemistry and they both delivered some really solid performances. Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, it was still a decent watch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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An average movie

Posted : 2 days, 16 hours ago on 26 October 2020 10:11 (A review of George of the Jungle)

To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from the damned thing but since it was available on Disney+, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, back in those days, Brendan Fraser managed to get his breakthrough by playing such goofy characters and, as a result, it was probably the main reason why I never took the guy seriously. At least, I dont think it was a bad idea of making a spoof of Tarzan. Indeed, the whole concept of the king of jungle has always been actually quite ridiculous so to make fun of it actually did make sense. Eventually, in this case, the end-result turned out to be some rather daft comedy but, even if I have to admit that it was rather harmless, it was also hardly entertaining, Im afraid. The main issue was that they never tried to go further than some running jokes involving George crashing against a tree or Ape delivering some major farts. It's too bad because it could have been fun to display how incompetent George was in his job as ’King of the Jungle’. Anyway, the bottom line was that the damned thing was just rather poorly written. I mean, they began in the jungle but it seemed that they got stuck half way through so they sent the characters to San Francisco but, once again, they didnt really figure out how to further develop this tale from this point so they moved the major characters back again to the jungle. Concerning Brendan Fraser, I have to admit that he was physically actually quite convincing but his whole act of fool-with-a-heart-of-gold never really worked for me. Anyway, to conclude, I was actually seriously bored by the damned thing and I dont think it is really worth a look.     



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An average movie

Posted : 3 days, 19 hours ago on 25 October 2020 07:22 (A review of The Best of Me)

I wasn’t expecting much from this flick but since my wife has a weak spot for ‘The Notebook’ and since this other Nicholas Sparks adaptation was available on Netflix, I thought we might as well check it out. By now, somehow, I have seen almost all the movies adapted from Sparks’s novel and, to be honest, this one was not bad at all. It did help that the plot was really similar to ‘The Notebook’ (the fact that James Maarssen played in both movies made the similarity even more obvious). There was one thing that really bothered me though. Indeed in my opinion, the two couples made of Michelle Monaghan/James Marsden and Liana Liberato/Luke Bracey didn’t look at all like another. Luke Bracey especially seemed to be miscast as he seemed much older than  Liberato and he didn’t seem at all to be 20 years younger than Marsden. I think it would have been so much more efficient to have some actors in their mid 20s (which was actually the case for Bracey), have them play both parts and simply make them look younger in the flashback and older in the present time. Coming back to the story itself, to be honest, the ending was rather unfair and cruel for the characters and I think it was added there just to make the whole thing deviate more from ‘The Notebook’. Anyway, to conclude, I think my rating was probably too generous here but I have to admit that it was fairly entertaining and I think it might be worth a look, especially if you like the genre.


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A good movie

Posted : 4 days, 19 hours ago on 24 October 2020 06:58 (A review of The Speed Cubers)

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but since it was available on Netflix, I thought I might as well check it out. First of all, I have to admit that I have always been fascinated by the Rubik’s Cube, even if I kind of suck at the damned thing (I can manage to do one color without too much trouble but I never managed to go further than this, I’m afraid). Anyway, the biggest appeal of this documentary was above all to get acquainted with two legends of this sport and their inspiring relationship. Indeed, with this kind of tales, there is always some jealousy, backstabbing or even some cheating involved but none of that was present here. I think it was also more interesting that, eventually, at that specific moment, none of them became the world champion after all. Anyway, Feliks Zemdegs (by the way, this guy has the probably the coolest name ever) seemed to be such a genuine nice gentle guy. I mean, to see him crying not because he might loose but because his biggest opponent might suffer was just quite heartbreaking but also quite beautiful to behold. To be honest, I wish they did develop more his relationship with Max Park though. I mean, all their interactions were always so short, so fleeting, it might as well being staged for this documentary. In the same way, everything we learned about Max Park was always told indirectly. Indeed, it was always someone else than Max himself that would tell us what he would actually think of feel. Of course, I do understand that the guy is terribly autistic but I wish they found a way to have his direct testimony. Anyway, to conclude, even if it was maybe not really groundbreaking, I actually really liked the damned thing and I think it is definitely worth a look, especially if you are interested in this subject.


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An average movie

Posted : 5 days, 17 hours ago on 23 October 2020 09:23 (A review of Girls Trip)

I wasn’t really expecting much from this flick but since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, it turned out to be a rather weak, generic and predictable story. As a result, I was at first quite bored and the fact that it would run for 2 long hours was rather daunting. However, what saved this movie from becoming completely lame was the 4 characters involved though. Indeed, even if none of them was really complex whatsoever, they were still fairly well developed and, above all, the cast was really solid (Regina Hall, Queen Latifah, Jada Pinkett Smith, Tiffany Haddish). I have to admit that I’m not very familiar with her work but Haddish was very often quite funny in this movie and, for some reason, I have never noticed before that Regina Hall was actually so attractive. Anyway, in spite of the rather lame material, this group of friends was actually pretty neat, they had some nice chemistry together and it was rather obvious that the cast had a blast. Anyway, to conclude, even if the concept was actually pretty weak, the damned thing turned out to be rather harmless and I guess it might be worth a look but only if you really like the genre. 



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A good movie

Posted : 6 days, 18 hours ago on 22 October 2020 08:46 (A review of The Trial of the Chicago 7)

I wasn’t really sure what to expect but since I kept hearing some really good things about this flick and since it was available on Netflix, I was really eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I wish had a better knowledge of the historical background and of all the protagonists involved before watching this movie. Indeed, during the first 15 mins, there was so much information to digest, so many names to remember, I have to admit that I did struggle to get a good grip on the damned thing. Fortunately, as soon as the trial began, it became much more straightforward. In fact, it was probably one of the most incredible but also ridiculous trials I have ever seen. In my opinion, it was another proof of how actually rigged the American judicial system was and actually still is. Indeed, I believe that, before any US trial even starts, most of the time, the accused is actually considered as guilty or innocent solely based on their economical, social, racial and, in this case, political background. Of course, you have tons of American movies showing some nail-biting trials during which you wonder what the outcome might turn out to be but the reality is much more predictable and disheartening, I’m afraid. I have noticed that Sacha Baron Cohen was praised for his performance and he was indeed really good but, in my opinion, he stood out mostly because he had the most and probably the only really multi-layered character. That’s the tricky thing when you have 7 accused (plus Bobby Seale) and 2 hours of running time, as a result, except for Abbie Hoffman and maybe Tom Hayden, all the characters were defined with 1 or 2 scenes and were reduced to one specific character stroke. Anyway, to conclude, even if it didn’t completely blow me away, it was still a solid watch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre. 



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An average movie

Posted : 1 week ago on 21 October 2020 08:04 (A review of The Hollars )

I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie but since there was a decent cast involved, I thought I might as well check it out. To be honest, it was only when the movie was finished that I noticed that the damned thing had been actually directed by John Krasinski. Well, eventually, it turned out to be a rather typical quirky comedy about some dysfunctional family but I have to admit that the approach chosen by Krasinski had some potential. For example, there were some nice little details like for example when you get to see the Hollars watching some lame TV show in Sally’s hospital room. Indeed, it felt really sweet and genuine. Unfortunately, since it was apparently a comedy, they kept forcing the characters going through some hoops just to get a few laughs. In this case, the biggest victim was probably Ron Hollar. I mean, Sharlto Copley gave a solid performance but, not only the guy was divorced, had lost his job, had to live with his parents, but he kept getting humiliated through most of the duration which was hardly entertaining. Another issue was the fact that the makers did struggle to handle so many characters with each one their own half-baked subplot. In this case, the biggest victim was probably Mary Elizabeth Winstead (who was actually the main reason why I wanted to watch the damned thing). I mean, what was the point of bringing this character at all in the mix if she would never showed up again after this one single scene? Anyway, to conclude, in spite of its flaws, it was still a decent watch though and I think it is worth a look, at least, if you really like the genre. 



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A good movie

Posted : 1 week, 1 day ago on 20 October 2020 08:14 (A review of Suspiria)

In fact, I wanted to see the original version first but since this remake was directly available thanks to my TV provider, I thought I might as well check it out anyway. Well, if you thought that ‘Black Swan’ gave a creepy look on the dance world, I think that Luca Guadagnino managed to deliver here the creepiest dance movie ever. Seriously, this movie was pretty much the stuff of nightmares and it was often quite spellbinding to behold. Still, even though I enjoyed most of it, the whole thing didn’t completely work though. First of all, I think it was a mistake to let the audience know almost right from the start that the teachers at this dance company were some kind of witches. Indeed, it would have been much spookier, much stronger if they have kept it more ambiguous. The fact that the running time was quite long made this even worse (it was apparently almost 1 hour longer than Argento’s version). Then, in spite the previously mentioned running time, we didn’t really get to know any of the characters and, probably even more problematic, they didn’t evolve whatsoever between the beginning and the end. I mean, even if Dakota Johnson did a deliver a very strong performance, probably her best so far, she still felt like an empty vessel. Still, from a visual point of view, Guadagnino delivered here another gorgeous movie and some images and scenes were quite haunting. It was also a movie during which there was so much stuff going on going such as history, war, politics, gender, witchcraft, horror, psychology, … It was probably too much to handle but this mix was still intriguing to behold. Anyway, to conclude, even if it wasn't a complete homerun, it was still a nice watch and it is definitely worth a look, especially if you like the genre.



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An average movie

Posted : 1 week, 2 days ago on 19 October 2020 11:00 (A review of Angel Has Fallen)

I’m well aware that this franchise has a rather lousy reputation but, to be honest, I have to admit that ‘London Has Fallen’ was slightly better than its predecessor so I thought I might as well check this 3rd instalment.  Well, unfortunately, this sequel turned out to be a huge step back, I’m afraid. Indeed, above all, the plot was just so generic and seriously tedious. I mean, by now, I can’t remember how many flicks I have seen dealing with the main character being setup for some complot. Obviously, Mike Banning then spent most of the duration trying to prove his innocence while the good guys and bad guys were hunting him down. On top of that, he had also some major health issues which was also not terribly original. I mean, all this was not necessarily a bad idea but the biggest issue was that the makers didn't add anything new, surprising or entertaining with these tired old concepts and, as a result, I was seriously bored through the whole thing. It was also pretty obvious that they had slashed in the budget (it was apparently almost half cheaper than ‘Olympus Has Fallen’) as, this time around, they didn’t have a huge cast of over-qualified actors involved. They still managed to add Danny Huston, Nick Nolte and Jada Pinkett Smith to this franchise though. Huston was actually not bad, Nolte was obviously completely wasted but I felt above all bad for Pinkett Smith. Is it really the only gig she could find to show to the world that she still has a career beside being Miss Will Smith? Anyway, to conclude, even if this movie was rather harmless, I seriously struggled not to fall asleep while watching the damned thing so I don’t think it is really worth a look, expect maybe if you really like the genre. 



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Patton
Notes: Eventually, I wasn’t disappointed and it definitely deserved to win the Best Picture Academy award at the time. Indeed, it is a really fascinating war feature with a fascinating real figure in the middle. It seemed that Patton was quite a character but you can’t deny that he was a great military strategist and the masterstroke in this movie was to make a multi-layered portrait of this ultimate soldier. Obviously, George C. Scott (who also won the Academy award but refused it because he was against the idea of a competition between actors) was quite brilliant and this performance would be the one he will be forever remembered. The funny thing is that he didn’t believe that he actually did a good job and would, apparently, apologize often to the director Franklin J. Schaffner because he didn’t deliver the goods. Francis Ford Coppola, who was so young at the time, was also involved in this classic and would even win his first Academy award as a writer.
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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.
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Patton
Notes: Eventually, I wasn’t disappointed and it definitely deserved to win the Best Picture Academy award at the time. Indeed, it is a really fascinating war feature with a fascinating real figure in the middle. It seemed that Patton was quite a character but you can’t deny that he was a great military strategist and the masterstroke in this movie was to make a multi-layered portrait of this ultimate soldier. Obviously, George C. Scott (who also won the Academy award but refused it because he was against the idea of a competition between actors) was quite brilliant and this performance would be the one he will be forever remembered. The funny thing is that he didn’t believe that he actually did a good job and would, apparently, apologize often to the director Franklin J. Schaffner because he didn’t deliver the goods. Francis Ford Coppola, who was so young at the time, was also involved in this classic and would even win his first Academy award as a writer.
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johanlefourbe posted a review of Skyscraper

An average movie

“I wasn’t really expecting much from this flick but since it was starring Dwayne Johnson, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, to be honest, I don’t think it was so bad after all. Obviously, sure, the plot was really far-fetched and this massive building was quite ridiculous. I mean, it ” read more

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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.
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Room
Notes: To be honest, I thought it would be just another drama about a young woman held in captivity. What I didn't expect is that it would turn out to be the best movie in this genre. Indeed, the whole thing was just so intense and heartbreaking and I'm pretty sure I will keep thinking about it for a very long time. I have to admit it, at first, I kept wondering, like many other viewers I presume, why she didn't try to escape during these 7 long years. Well, first of of all, it is easier said than done. Indeed, she would have to miraculously find a code that a kidnapper could easily change on a regular basis and, apparently, there was also another door that could be opened only from the outside. But, most of all, she made the choice to survive, to stay alive, instead of risking it all with some hazardous escape attempt. Then, when her son was born, to care for him and to protect him became obviously a priority and it's only when she realized that he couldn't stay any longer that she finally came up with a plan which was still extremely dangerous. But this movie goes so much beyond that, it shows how they managed to live in confinement for all these years, how this mother still managed to give her boy a life when she was completely hopeless and how they both struggled to get back into the 'real' world. Especially for this young kid who never knew anything else and, suddenly, within minutes, his world was completely torn apart and the end-result was just crushing to behold.
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Release date (U.S.) : ??? directed by : Ferdinando Cito Filomarino with : John David Washington, Alicia Vikander plot : A vacationing couple fall trap to a violent conspiracy with tragic consequences. Why do I want to see this ? It's too bad I'm not familiar with this director but the cast sounds just too interesting to pass on this movie. However, the main reason I did add this movie on this list was because it would be eventually released on Netflix.
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The Ice Storm
Notes: It seems to be nowadays rather forgotten but I think it is quite a shame since it is actually one of the best movies directed by Ang Lee, arguably one of the best directors of the last 25 years. First of all, there was a stellar cast (Kevin Kline, Joan Allen, Sigourney Weaver, Tobey Maguire, Christina Ricci, Elijah Wood, Katie Holmes) and they all delivered some really solid performances. Furthermore, it is very rare to see a movie like this one managing to develop grown-ups AND teenagers and, for once, you get to see the difficulties to connect with your teenage children when you are facing yourself some personal challenges. The first time I watched it, I was about 17 years old and, now, I’m 40, married with children, and the fact that I have been through both life stages made me able to appreciate even more this movie. The only issue I might have is that since there were quite a lot of characters, none of them was really fully developed though. It is still a very strong drama though.
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@Raven, if you didn't like the movie, sure, it's up to you, but I would never give such a low rating if I believed that the actors did such great job.
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Brokeback Mountain
Notes: I remember it very well, when this movie came out, there was a huge buzz about it and after its release, it kept on going for a while. Indeed, back then, there was a huge controversy because many people thought this flick was a shoe-in for the Best picture academy award but, eventually, the winner was 'Crash'. It was a big blow for Ang Lee who never deserved more to win the big prize and recently, he was snubbed again with 'Life of Pi'. Coming back to our main feature, personally, I think this movie was more deserving than 'Crash' but it doesn't really matter anyway. Indeed, I think it is quite a unique picture and nothing similar had been done before. As usual with Ang Lee, the directing was really solid and the performances provided by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Legder were really great. For Ledger, it seemed to be the beginning of an amazing career which was abruptly stopped a few years later and for Gyllenhaal, it was a real breakthrough and he has become one of the most dependable actors of his generation.
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Doctor Zhivago
Notes: To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this flick but since it was directed by the great David Lean, I thought I should give it a chance. Honestly, I can think of a 1000’s reasons why I shouldn’t have liked this flick. Indeed, it is way too much over-sentimental for my taste, the whole thing was far from being historically accurate and I could go on and on. Still, I really liked it though. I have to admit I haven’t read the book so I don’t know if it was a faithful adaptation but I really enjoyed this flick. First of all, I’m a huge fan of Julie Christie. I mean, I have seen a few movies with this actress but there is something really mesmerizing about her. Above all, she is pure and simply a terrific actress. Furthermore, David Lean had a great flair for those grand scale spectacles. Sure, it never reached the level of ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ or even ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, but it was still quite impressive and simply damned entertaining.
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Brokeback Mountain
Notes: I remember it very well, when this movie came out, there was a huge buzz about it and after its release, it kept on going for a while. Indeed, back then, there was a huge controversy because many people thought this flick was a shoe-in for the Best picture academy award but, eventually, the winner was 'Crash'. It was a big blow for Ang Lee who never deserved more to win the big prize and recently, he was snubbed again with 'Life of Pi'. Coming back to our main feature, personally, I think this movie was more deserving than 'Crash' but it doesn't really matter anyway. Indeed, I think it is quite a unique picture and nothing similar had been done before. As usual with Ang Lee, the directing was really solid and the performances provided by Jake Gyllenhaal and Heath Legder were really great. For Ledger, it seemed to be the beginning of an amazing career which was abruptly stopped a few years later and for Gyllenhaal, it was a real breakthrough and he has become one of the most dependable actors of his generation.
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johanlefourbe posted a review of Breathe

An average movie

“I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but there was a nice cast involved and I was curious what to see what Andy Serkis would manage to do with his directorial debut. Well, even if it was a really strong story with a lot of potential, to be honest, I wasn’t really sure about the to” read more

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Doctor Zhivago
Notes: To be honest, I wasn’t expecting much from this flick but since it was directed by the great David Lean, I thought I should give it a chance. Honestly, I can think of a 1000’s reasons why I shouldn’t have liked this flick. Indeed, it is way too much over-sentimental for my taste, the whole thing was far from being historically accurate and I could go on and on. Still, I really liked it though. I have to admit I haven’t read the book so I don’t know if it was a faithful adaptation but I really enjoyed this flick. First of all, I’m a huge fan of Julie Christie. I mean, I have seen a few movies with this actress but there is something really mesmerizing about her. Above all, she is pure and simply a terrific actress. Furthermore, David Lean had a great flair for those grand scale spectacles. Sure, it never reached the level of ‘The Bridge on the River Kwai’ or even ‘Lawrence of Arabia’, but it was still quite impressive and simply damned entertaining.
1 day, 18 hours ago
McCabe & Mrs. Miller
Notes: While watching this movie, I realized that Robert Altman is actually a rather difficult director. I mean, it is not that his movies are really cryptic or difficult to follow like with 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 is 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 day, 18 hours ago
johanlefourbe added 2 items to My Queue list
The Spy Who Dumped Me
Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse

1 day, 20 hours ago
The Bag Man
The Bag Man
Geostorm
Geostorm
Geostorm

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Going in Style
Final Score
The Rover

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Comments

Posted: 2 months 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: 4 months, 2 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: 10 months ago at Jan 1 15:04

happy 20 new 20 year!!



Posted: 10 months ago at Jan 1 1:00
Happy New Year, Johan!
Posted: 10 months, 3 weeks ago at Dec 12 18:50
Merry Christmas, Johan!
Posted: 1 year, 6 months ago at Apr 7 16:32
Hi,
I'll definitely vote my top 10.
Looking forward to the final List!
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Mar 13 16:20
Congratulations, beautiful lists!! :) :)
Posted: 1 year, 7 months ago at Mar 5 1:14
Hi,
me playing covers with my wife. Enjoy.

www.listal.com/list/my-covers
Posted: 1 year, 8 months ago at Feb 12 5:29
Thanks Johan!
Posted: 1 year, 8 months 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: 1 year, 10 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: 1 year, 10 months ago at Dec 25 6:57
Posted: 2 years, 9 months 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.
: ))
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Jan 1 0:44
Have a fantastic 2018, Johan!
Posted: 2 years, 10 months ago at Dec 24 12:23
Thanks so much for all of your votes this year. Merry Christmas for 2017, Johan!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 30 8:20
Hi, my vote for L'amour fou in number 156 is wrong, I mean L'amour fou (1969)
www.listal.com/movie/amour-fou-l

thank you
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 20:27
i've already voted for your list ;)

www.listal.com/list/listals-100-films-see-before-9773
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 25 7:50
Oh, I would help, but I don't think I'm capable of choosing 10, sorry!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 23 21:57
Consider it done!
Posted: 3 years, 9 months ago at Jan 5 18:07
You rock!