Well, I like it okay. It just doesn’t do IT for me like it seems to for damn near everyone. I have a problematic relationship with Kubrick’s films.
Any P.T. Anderson film…especially ‘There Will Be Blood’.
The Dark Knight
everything by Oliver Stone…
i think he’s an overrated blowhard.
I’m not a big fan of Juno, No Country For Old Men, and Lost in Translation. I get a lot of flack from my friends especially for Juno. Juno and her dialogue were ridiculously annoying.
The one I’m constantly getting beat up for recently is Watchmen. It’s probably the worst movie I’ve seen in the past 2-3 years. I adore the source material, but a good adaptation doesn’t always mean sticking directly to the source. It was cheesy, ridiculous, over-dramatic. One of those things I wish I could unsee. The opening credit sequence was great, yes. And Rorschach and The Comedian performed well. But the picture was a mess. It should have been an HBO/Showtime mini-series.
Rashomon !!! seriously why so much praise has been heaped on this cartoonish and over acted film is beyond me
Why all the crap for Lost In Translation though? I happen to think it is a beautifully acted and photographed little movie. It just flows very organically
Christine – You need new friends! Juno’s dialogue was lame and Watchman was easily one of the stupidest movies I’ve seen in a while – and most of the people I talked to about it felt the same way.
However you’re on your own with No Country for Old Men. This has become one of my favorite films of all time.
Christine, it’s funny to hear someone say that. I loathed the graphic novel Watchmen so much that it actually made the movie somewhat tolerable for me (because of Rorschach if for no other reason, though), and I actually was very impressed that they were able to stay so true to the original story, whether or not I thought it was a good one.
Virgin Suicides and Lost in Translation!
The Crying Game
It is not worth sitting through two hours of nothing for 15 minutes something at the end.
That would be Blue Velvet. I’ve seen it a number of times on the off chance that everyone else is right and I’m wrong. Turns out I’m right. :)
The movie I have recieved the most grief from friends for not liking…The Goonies. Talk about needing new friends.
A Clockwork Orange
Oh yeah, also A Christmas Story (just caught shit for that one yesterday.)
La Strada (I think it’s sexist)
Almost everything Godard has ever made.
Chantal Akerman’s “Jeanne Dielman”
Stuff by Gaspar Noe
I’m shocked you don’t like Godard.
Though I agree on Pickpocket. I love Bresson’s symbolism in his explorations of the human mind, but this film is way empty to me.
Yes Allison, why?
I actually though it suffered from too much innocence and naiveté.
“What films do you always catch shit for for not liking?”
this really is totally subjective and discriminatory…but if i must choose something…well:
numerous mainstream Hollywood films,be it relatively older or current…
yes,it is a cliche for someone to answer Hollywood but i prefer to enjoy the “passiveness” of Akerman than a fucked up Saving Private Ryan democratic propaganda.
you can all call me a snob now,hahaha.
p.s.: Bresson’s Argent is his worst by far (in terms of his own filmography)
The new Dark Knight. I much prefer the old Burton one.
Bresson’s Argent his worst? C’mon Dimitris
Also Singing in the Rain. I rather dislike that type of movie.
Watch out, Dimitris.
I personally think “L´Argent” is his best and most elaborated in regards to his minimalist style. It´s certainly a film that splits people´s opinion, but you don´t seriously rank that one lower than “The Ladies of Bois de Bologne”, do you?
“but you don´t seriously rank that one lower than “The Ladies of Bois de Bologne”, do you?”
funny as it may seem,Argent is one of two Bresson i’ve seen on the big-screen besides Pickpocket (this one’s for you Edwin,haha)
moreover,i’m never fond of directorial “swan songs”,sure Argent is a fine farewell but even Devil Probably has a more primitive strength to stomp it.
i mean,c’mon now…Fanny and Alexander over Smiles of a Summer Night?please….
Well, it wasn´t planned as his swan song. Bresson had been planning to shoot “Genesis” after finishing “L´Argent”, but unfortunately didn´t get the necessary funds and finally had to abandon that project. I didn´t appreciate “L´Argent” that much when I first saw it, but finally came to think that it´s the quintessence of his filmmaking career, and also that Bresson relates even better to Tolstoy than he does to Dostoyevsky.