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A good movie

“Since I kept hearing some really good things about this flick, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, I didn’t think it was really so original and, on top of that, I’m not really a huge fan of these movies mixing a serious drama with some fantasy elements.  Still, even if it did” read more

1 week, 1 day ago
Ikiru
Notes: Well, even though I did like this movie, in my opinion, it turned out to be one of Akira Kurosawa's most difficult movies to grasp. It is not that it was really complicated, it was more that I’m not sure if I fully understood what Kurosawa was trying to achieve here. The best I can come up with was that we should all live as if today is going to be our last day on Earth but, eventually, very few people actually do it. Eventually, as a result, even though Takashi Shimura delivered a very strong performance, the other characters turned out to be actually more interesting. Indeed, even though we all wish to be like Kanji Watanabe, in fact, we act more like the other characters who are most of the time rather oblivious regarding Watanabe’s actions. The best example would be the final act taking place after his death during his wake. Eventually, it is one of these movies that I enjoyed more afterwards then when I was actually watching the damned thing but I should definitely re-watch it at some point. Anyway, even though I didn’t completely blow me away, it was pretty good and it is definitely worth a look.
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Umberto D.                                  (1952)
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
1 week, 2 days ago
War for the Planet of the Apes

1 week, 2 days ago

A good movie

“Since I really enjoyed the 2 previous installments in this franchise, I was quite eager to check this one as well. Well, to be honest, even though I did like this flick, I thought it was still a slight step back from the previous movie.  The main thing with this movie was that, even though some of ” read more

1 week, 2 days ago
High Noon (1952)
Notes: To be honest, I usually have a hard time to care about those old classic Westerns. Indeed, even though I enjoyed such movies like 'Rio Bravo' or 'Shane', they didn't really blow me away. Fortunately, I liked this one a lot. The point is that it is not only a Western, it is also actually a nail-bitting thriller and, during the whole thing, you wonder how it will end up. Furthermore, it was also a very interesting character study. Indeed, Fred Zinnemann took his time to develop all the people in this town, not only Will Kane, who is basically your typical righteous sheriff. All the reactions of this common people felt really genuine and their reactions, even though it might seem cowardise, were actually rather understandable. As a result, you get a rather dark Western which clearly stands out from the other movies in this genre. I have to admit it, I was at first a little bit disappointed by the end (great, another shoot-out during which the hero kills all the bad guys and saves the day...) but the way he throws his star to the ground, looks disgusted towards his fellow citizens and leaves the town right away with this wife was just priceless.
1 week, 3 days ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Innerspace                                  (1987)

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Heartburn (1986)

1 week, 4 days ago

An average movie

“Since I really loved 'Ghost World', I was really eager to see this other collaboration involving Terry Zwigoff and Daniel Clowes and I had some rather high expectations. Well, unfortunately, this movie turned out to be rather disappointing after all. I mean, you could see the damned thing definitely” read more

1 week, 4 days ago
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Captain Fantastic

1 week, 4 days ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Hartenstrijd

An average movie

“I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since my wife really likes this kind of Dutch romantic-comedies, I thought we might as well watch it together. Well, even though it was slightly better than the other movies in this genre, I still didn't care much for the damned thing, I'm afraid. To be ho” read more

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1 week, 5 days ago
Hartenstrijd
 Hartenstrijd 5/10
1 week, 5 days ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of The Grinch

An average movie

“I wasn't really expecting much from this flick but I haven't seen many movies so far this year with my youngest daughter so I thought we might as well watch this one in the movie theater. Well, even though it turned out to be another decent effort from Illumination Entertainment, to be honest, I did” read more

1 week, 5 days ago
The Grinch
 The Grinch 6/10
1 week, 5 days ago

An average movie

“Since this movie has a really strong reputation and since it is considered as major cult-classic, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, to be honest, even though it was indeed an interesting watch, I still had a hard time to really care about the damned thing. Basically, this movie was half-reali” read more

1 week, 5 days ago
The Golden Coach
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
1 week, 6 days ago
johanlefourbe added 2 items to My Queue list
Criminal Activities                                  (2015)
Habemus Papam

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Summer with Monika
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
2 weeks ago
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The Odd Life of Timothy Green

2 weeks ago
Scandalous

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Alex Cross

2 weeks, 1 day ago
Pickup on South Street (1953)
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
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Into the Forest                                  (2015)

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Alex Cross

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Alex Cross

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