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The Wages of Fear
Notes: Eventually, even though some old classics sometimes don’t really live up to their reputation, this one certainly didn’t disappoint me. Indeed, even though the damned thing is almost 60 years old, it has aged very well and it is considered as one of the greasted classics produced in France. Well, it was definitely a fascinating picture. Back then, obviously, there was no CGI, no expansive special effects but still it really succeeds in being completely suspensful, in fact, it is much more exciting to watch than many recent Hollywood productions. Indeed, the directing by Henri-Georges Clouzot, probably one of the best French directors that ever lived was really impressive and Yves Montand, who was just starting at the time, delivered a really solid performance. A the end of the 70’s, William Friedkin who just had some massice success directing back-to-back ‘The French Connection’ and ‘The Exorcist’ decided to remake this but even though it might sound misguided and even though it turned out to be a flop, it still managed to have a decent reputation, especially for a remake. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it is pretty much a classic and a must-see.
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Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

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Hard Target

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Edge of Winter                                  (2016)
The Lifeguard
Requiem for the American Dream

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The Drowning

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The Meddler                                  (2015)
Learning to Drive
Black Knight                                  (2001)

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The Bigamist
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
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The Whole Truth                                  (2016)

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The Naked Spur
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
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Robert Schwartzman
... has directed ... - Dreamland - - Francis Ford Coppola's nephew
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Little Evil

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Tokyo Story
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
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Little Buddha (1993)

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Mother

3 weeks, 4 days ago

An average movie

“To be honest, I wasn't expecting much from this flick but since there was a decent cast involved and since it was available on Netflix, I thought I might as well check it out. Well, it is rather sad that Garry Marshall would end up a rather solid career with such a tedious trilogy around some holida” read more

3 weeks, 4 days ago
Mother
Notes: Well, it is rather sad that Garry Marshall would end up a rather solid career with such a tedious trilogy around some holiday themed romantic-comedies and this movie was basically the weakest of the bunch. Indeed, right from the very first scene, you had a voice-over telling you how hard and exhausting it is to be a mother which must be one of the most annoying gimmicks in Hollywood comedies. On top of that, it is not even accurate. Seriously, if you would go back 60 or 70 years ago, mothers used to have 5 or 6 kids or even more but if you would believe these movies, to have 1 or 2 is apparently already a terrible and impossible ordeal. Anyway, as usual, the whole thing was just a bunch of terribly generic and predictable little stories and it was just rather boring from the beginning until the end. I mean, if they would take one of these stories and only focused on it, it might have worked better but even so, I'm not so sure.
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The Predator
Le Week-End

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Stay Hungry
Stay Hungry

3 weeks, 5 days ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Stay Hungry

An average movie

“I wasn't really sure what to expect 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 didn't really work, I'm afraid, and the main reason why was because the whole thing was just so random. I mean, the plot was basically about ” read more

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42

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A good movie

“Since I have always been a huge fan of the Coen brothers, of course, I was really eager to check this flick. Well, even if it won't go down as one of their best movies, I thought it was fairly enjoyable and, at least, it was a slight improvement on 'Hail, Caesar!' which was, in my opinion, one of th” read more

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)

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The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (2018)
Cast : Liam Neeson, James Franco, Zoe Kazan, Brendan Gleeson, Tom Waits, Tim Blake Nelson What was it about? An anthology film comprised of six stories, each dealing with a different aspect of life in the Old West. My two cents: Well, even if it won't go down as one of their best movies, I thought it was fairly enjoyable and, at least, it was a slight improvement on 'Hail, Caesar!'. First of all, even though some hard-core movie fans might prefer the good old celluloid, the digital photography displayed in this movie was beautiful and, in my opinion, it was the most gorgeous movie delivered by the Coen brothers so far. Concerning the little stories they gave us, to be honest, even though they were not bad, none of them really impressed me. Eventually, the whole thing gave the feeling that the brothers couldn't come up with one really good story so they compiled a bunch of rather half-baked tales together. The best example would be the segment 'Meal Ticket'. I mean, it wasn't really bad but the outcome was rather predictable and it didn't seem to be a really smart choice to have half of the running time with Harrison repeating again and again his text. Eventually, it's a good example showing that most of these tales were never really about the plot but about mixing the Western genre with the typical Coen mood and quirkyness. My rating: 07/10 Check the full review
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December Boys
A Good Old Fashioned Orgy
Ride Along                                  (2014)

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From Here to Eternity (1953)
Notes: Eventually, I thought it was pretty good, even if it was in fact the weakest movie directed by Fred Zinnemann that I have seen so far. The point is that the cast was indeed quite impressive (Burt Lancaster, Montgomery Clift, Deborah Kerr, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Borgnine, Jack Warden) and the story was not bad but that was in fact the issue, it was not bad but nothing really amazing in my opinion. Apparently, the book from which it was adapted was a best seller at the time and it was much darker and displayed a rather negative view on the army. Indeed, the night club was in fact a brothel and the hostesses were prostitutes. It was also much more violent especially when displaying the treatment in the stockade and there was lot of profanity. Honestly, it did sound much more compelling to me but, at the time, there was a strict censorship and the movie was still a big success. It was also rather funny to discover that ‘Pearl Harbor’ pretty much took its whole plot from this flick.
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The Age of Adaline
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Everybody Knows
chosen by Peter Notes: I haven't seen this movie yet... (Nov. 2018)
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Cinema Paradiso (1988)

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