A Man Called Sledge 4/10
The Ladykillers(1955) 8.5
A Perfect Getaway 7/10
The White Ribbon 6/10
Funny Ha Ha (Bujalski, 2002) – 9.5/10
The Headless Woman (Lucrecia Martel – 2008) 7.5/10
Three Moves To Freedom (Gerd Oswald – 1960) 7/10
Crazy Heart (Scott Cooper – 2009) 6.5/10
Ace In The Hole (Billy Wilder – 1951) 8.75/10
Hamlet Goes Business (Aki Kaurismaki – 1987) 7.5/10
The Headless Woman Lucrecia Martel = 9
The Headless Woman Lucrecia Martel = 7.5 :p
what is the goal of this topic?all of you come here and type just some numbers,then what?
some offer mini-reviews, but its not required.
What is the goal of this topic? (Saeed Ahmadi – 2010) 3/10
One of the values of the thread is to get a quick peek at what others are watching and how much they liked what they saw. It sometimes leads to discussion about those films. For example,…
I had a similar rating to Crazy Heart. Did you think Bridges’ performance was all that?
Avatar (1-10) 7.0
Hail the Conquering Hero (Sturges, 1944) – 9.5/10
Damn, I never thought I’d see another Sturges that’d challenge Morgan’s Creek as my favorite. o_0
I Don’t Want to Sleep Alone; Tsai Ming-liang. This is my least favorite of all his features (although I haven’t seen Face, yet). I might give it either a 2 1/2 out of 4, or a 3 / 4. Hmmm…
Dreadful, over-complicated mess made worse by the realization of who wrote and directed it: David Mamet.
Val Kilmer tries hard as the bad-man agent who climbs the ladder of official corruption to solve a kidnapping/murder case leading to Dubai.
The first part of the film works in its own humbly routine way, playing all the standard lines about Special Forces and secret ops. Soon, though, the knotty arc of the story plus increasingly awful dialogue and acting makes you wish the kidnap victim would just stay gone.
The pathetic “re-creation” of Dubai (street scenes in LA) without a single establishing shot of that amazing city takes away the one chance the film has for some interesting visuals.
Good regulars like William Macy and David Paymer are wasted.
Roger Ebert liked this, but Mamet’s name on this makes me cringe.
Slumdog Millionaire 0/10
The new york ripper 6/10
The White Ribbon
The Wanderers (1979) – 6-7/10
Chouchou (2003) – 5/10
Wild At Heart – Lynch – 8/10
RUGGLES OF RED GAP — 8/10
The Box – 6,5/10
better than Southland Tales, worse than Donnie Darko.
AU HASARD BALTHAZAR (Bresson, 1966)
I know it’s a classic, I know it’s supposed to be fabulous. But I was bored silly. The photography was extra-beautiful, hence my decent, if not stellar score.. I was raised on the farm, where I saw every kind of birth and death, constantly, so I confess, my world doesn’t come to an end just because a donkey dies.
The Kite Runner 8/10
Scenes from a Marriage (Bergman, 1973) – 9-9.5/10
The Crazies (2010) – 5/10
Shower (1999) – 5.5\10
Shutter Island (2010) – 6/10
Wolfman (2010) – 2\10
Ju Dou (1990) – 10\10
The Hurt Locker
After all of the commotion made about the film’s inaccuracies I finally got around to seeing the film. Even I, a person with absolutely no military training outside of three weeks in a military academy, could sense that the film was made with a spirit of ignorance. The soldiers seemed to move around and act without any kind of conduct. The scene were the main character abandons the base seemed particularly egregious. Thats desertion, and he would have been thrown in jail.
Even with those problems I loved how sparse the storytelling was. I liked how the movie didn’t try to hit you over the head with any kind of statement about war and monologues were kept to a minimum. Bigelow lets the action tell the story.
Extra points for using Ministy’s Rio Grand Blood as the soundtrack. It is ironic how they can use the most anti-Bush album ever recorded for such an apolitical film.
Shutter Island – 7.5/10
Wolfman – 4/10
Make Way for Tomorrow (Leo McCarey – 1937) – 9/10
Forbidden Games (Rene Clement – 1952) – 9/10