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johanlefourbe posted a review of Kuffs

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, it was a rather ridiculous story even with some absurd elements. Basically, this movie was dealing with something I had never heard before, the Patrol Speci” read more

1 month ago
johanlefourbe added 4 items to their collection
Raw (2016)

have watched

7/10

Great Balls of Fire!

have watched

6/10

Snow Angels

have watched

6/10

Kuffs

6/10


1 month ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
1492: Conquest of Paradise

1 month ago
Ordet
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
1 month ago
Burning
chosen by Ria Notes: Since it was the first Asian movie chosen for the film club, I was pretty excited, especially since it had received some stellar reviews. Well, to be honest, it turned out to be a really challenging movie, probably one of the most difficult we have watched so far. As far as I was concerned, I thought it was equally fascinating and frustrating to behold. It was indeed fascinating because, even hours later, I was still thinking about it, making up the wildest theories about what actually happened. But it was also frustrating and not only because the whole thing was very often random and obscure. From my side, the most frustration came from the main character who was just so slow, almost dimwitted, and either terribly passive or erratic, depending on the needs to move on the plot or lack of it. Eventually, I think this movie was above all about loneliness and alienation. Indeed, in their own way, these 3 characters were all lonely and alienated from the world around them. Still, even with this theory, I'm not sure if I understood half of this movie which was just terribly murky and it is definitely an acquired taste. (Oct. 2018)
1 month ago
Bone Tomahawk (2015)
directed by S. Craig Zahler

1 month ago

A good movie

“Since I kept hearing some really good things about this movie, I was quite eager to check it out. Well, even though it was nothing really ground-breaking, it was still a really solid Western. Basically, it is a rather long movie and maybe 2/3 was about a posse looking for some kidnapped people, firs” read more

1 month ago
johanlefourbe added 2 items to Listal's Hall of Fame list
New England Patriots
Tetyana Veryovkina

1 month ago
Marty
Notes: I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this movie but since it won the Best picture Academy award back in 1955, I was quite eager to check it out. After watching the damned thing, the first thing I thought was how interesting that such a small and low key feature would actually win the Best picture Academy award. Indeed, do you think it would have a chance against our contemporary epics with a huge budget such as ‘Gladiator’, the Lord of the Rings trilogy, ‘Dance with the Wolves’, or ‘Titanic’? Even if some smaller productions did win the big prize recently like ‘Spotlight’, ‘Birdman’ or ’12 Years a Slave’, they were still much more ambitious than this movie. Eventually, the fact it was so small was definitely part of its charm and why it was fairly successful commercially and critically when it was released. For Ernest Borgnine, a character actor throughout all his lengthy career, it was definitely a all-time high and he even won the Academy award for Best Actor in a Leading Role for his performance. Anyway, I thought it was charming movie.
1 month ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of 22 July

A good movie

“Since I have always been a fan of Paul Greengrass’s work, I was really eager to check this movie.  Well, the tricky thing is that it was released only a few months after the amazing ‘Utøya 22. Juli’ which was also dealing with the same tragedy in Utoya and there is a fair chance that I would” read more

1 month ago
johanlefourbe added 5 items to My Queue list
Eyes of an Angel
Inspector Clouseau
Moonstruck (1987)
Mermaids
Paris Blues                                  (1961)

1 month ago
22 July
Notes: Well, the tricky thing with this movie is that it was released only a few months after the amazing ‘Utøya 22. Juli’ which was also dealing with the same tragedy in Utoya and there is a fair chance that I would have enjoyed more Greengrass’s version if I had not seen just before another stellar movie about the subject. Another thing that bothered me was that even though they went for a Norwegian cast which was really neat, they chose to make them speak English which was really disappointing. At least, it was pretty neat that they chose a really different approach and, as a result, it is actually worthwhile to watch both movies. In this case, the scope was much larger and covered much more ground, like the preparation of the attacks and also the aftermath, but, unfortunately, it also made the whole thing rather unfocused and sometimes slightly frustrating. For example, in contrary to ‘Utøya 22. Juli’, you do spend some time with Anders Behring Breivik but even though Anders Danielsen Lie did give a solid performance, I didn’t feel that I learned really anything about Breivik after all. Eventually, I think the movie would have worked better if they had focused only on Viljar who was such a strong character thanks a really good Jonas Strand Gravli. . Anyway, in spite of its flaws, it was still such a powerful story.
1 month ago
Artists and Models
Notes: I haven't seen this one yet...
1 month ago
Brave

1 month ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Seven Years In Tibet (1997)

1 month ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Bad Boys II (2003)

1 month ago
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1 month, 1 week ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of De Boskampi's

An average movie

“To be honest, I have never been a huge fan of such Dutch family features but, somehow, I still ended up watching this one. Well, I have to admit it , for once, they came up with a decent concept. On top of that, Thor Braun was quite charismatic and the kid did deliver a solid performance. However, e” read more

1 month, 1 week ago
De Boskampi
Notes: Well, I have to admit it , for once, they came up with a decent concept. On top of that, Thor Braun was quite charismatic and the kid did deliver a solid performance. However, even though the concept had some potential, it was still poorly developed, I'm afraid. The first mistake they made was that, Rikkie, the main character, was inspired by a fake gangster movie which was just so lame. Of course, it might have been trickier to get the rights to a real classic like 'Scarface', 'Goodfellas' or 'The Godfather' but it would have been so much cooler. Furthermore, it would have been quite interesting to see a kid being inspired by a real gangster flick. The other big issue was that the deception cooked up by the main character was never really convincing enough. Basically, he launched a rumor that his father is a mafia boss and everybody bought it right away. Concerning Henry van Loon, the guy is actually quite gifted but, to be honest, he never managed to make something really interesting or entertaining with his character. Anyway, even though the damned thing was rather harmless, it was still pretty weak.
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De Boskampi
 De Boskampi's 5/10
1 month, 1 week ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Mississippi Burning (1988)

1 month, 1 week ago

An average movie

“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. Well, eventually, even though it was nothing really groundbreaking, it  turned out to be a decent gritty spy action flick. Indeed, Pierce Bosnan gave a decent performan” read more

1 month, 1 week ago
johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Six Days Seven Nights

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johanlefourbe added 1 item to My Queue list
Neighbors 2: Sorority Rising                                  (2016)

1 month, 1 week ago
johanlefourbe posted a review of Mudbound

A very good movie

“Even though most of the Netflix original films have been terribly disappointing so far, since I kept hearing some positive things about this one, I was quite eager to check it out. To be honest, it is actually a rather slow movie and it took me a while to understand what the makers were really getti” read more

1 month, 1 week ago
Mudbound
Notes: To be honest, it is actually a rather slow movie and it took me a while to understand what the makers were really getting at. Eventually, it was only from the moment that Ronsel and Jamie came back from the war that the whole thing started to really get my attention. Indeed, from that point, it became a study of a forbidden friendship involving 2 broken men and it was quite fascinating and also rather heartbreaking to behold. Basically, for the first time of his life, Ronsel had left this place and discovered the horrors of the war but also the rest of the world and, suddenly, he was treated mostly decently by some total strangers. But then, when he had to get back to the bigotry and segregation in Mississippi, he couldn't make this step back. For Jamie, it was a more conventional form of PTSD but the guy was still pretty much a lost soul as well. So, they became friends and even though they could support each other, this friendship would also have some dramatic consequences for both of them. To be honest, I'm not sure if I really cared for any of the other characters but these two men were quite spellbinding to behold.
1 month, 1 week ago