Edwin – “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.”
Yeah ha, I get that a lot. I’ve just never connected with him. Watching Godard films to me is like reading a very verbose novel. People often confuse big words for substance, but when you strip them down to their basic form they’re often saying them same exact thing, one just being more exaggerated than the other. I think Godard has a following of intellectuals by default, being that he comes so highly recommended that no one really takes the time to challenge anything he does. I find that to be a weird double standard in artistic criticism that exists far outside the realm of only Godard. The same thing goes for music connoisseurs who claim Stockhausen is “the truth,” as it were. That’s just my opinion though.
And I feel the exact same way about “Pickpocket.” I just saw “Four Nights of a Dreamer” not too long ago and really liked it.
i mean,c’mon now…Fanny and Alexander over Smiles of a Summer Night?please….
What’s wrong with F&A!?
Dmitris gives me a headache.
Fanny and Alexander is really not as great as Smiles of a Summer Night, I agree with Dimitris on this one.
People tend to believe F&A is Bergman’s major achievement because of it’s lenght.I think it wouldn’t even be in my top 10 Bergman films.
I catch shit for liking Woody Allen in general. With each new year’s lame release, he’s becoming more and more difficult to defend. And, it’s sort of hard to argue with people that find him creepy.
Anything by Kevin Smith.
Anything by Atom Egoyan
Tarentino films. I respect his directing but I have a big problem in general with films that try to make violence funny. THat excessive irony that is the hallmark of postmodern filmmaking.
Little Miss Sunshine – Just a bunch of pathetic characters that stay pathetic.
The Dark Knight
Synecdoche New York – Narcissistic through and through and crushingly boring
Star Trek – The new one. So many complaints about it. And whats with Nimoy being out of badly out of focus near the end?
I respect Taxi Driver, Lost in Translation and The Seventh Seal but I do not love them by any means.
Boondock Saints is just overrated and half-assed.
Boondock Saints of course…
and I just recently got soooo much shit over not liking V for Vendetta. How does everyone miss the hypocrisy of this movie?
No Country for Old Men
It’s ok but not as revolutionary as everyone wants me to believe.
I love Kubrick but 2001 doesn’t do it for me.
The Dark Knight and Juno
Tyler Perry Productions
The Dark Night
CASABLANCA. I’ve seen it 10 times and cannot follow the goddam plot. Ultimately, I toss up my hands and say “Who cares?”
LA STRADA. I know, I know: I’m supposed to like it.
I also thought SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK was a pretentious mishmosh
Critics fall over themselves praising Lynch’s INLAND EMPIRE, calling it nothing less than a “summary” of film history. I thought it was an intolerable snorefest.
(drumroll, please:) CITIZEN KANE. Sure, the tropes and camera angles are impressive. But the plot is stultifying.
The STAR WARS Franchise
POLTERGEIST. What yuppie, unscary nonsense. Absurd climactic/denouement scenes.
The STAR TREK franchise
The “Brat Pack” movies of the 80’s. You know the ones. How I loathe those vapid, bourgeois films.
SCHINDLER’S LIST. Way too “history, yuppie-prettified” for me.
The Dark Knight
Ferris Buellers Day Off and most john hughes movies (minus the breakfast club)
The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Looked fine, but Pitt had no personality, there was little or too obvious or no point to the story, and it was long and boring.
It was THE movie to go see when I got out of high school. The first time I saw thought it was only okay. It wasn’t THAT funny. But everybody seemed to LOVE it. So I saw it a second time figuring maybe I was in a bad mood the first time I saw it. Nope. Didn’t think it was any better. I would watch it a 3rd time on cable a few years down the road. Nope. Sorry, I just didn’t think the movie was that good – and it’s now considered a comedy classic. Hmmmmmmmmmm
2001 and Annie Hall. Just being really neurotic does not qualify as humor.
Star Trek, anything by Tim Burton (except nightmare xmas) and currently New Moon
Fight Club (or anything by David Fincher)
The Dark Knight (or anything by Christopher Nolan)
The films of Darren Aronofsky
The films of Martin Scorsese
The films of Quentin Tarantino (although I did enjoy Inglorious Basterds)
The films of Wes Anderson
Pixar Movies, Kevin Smith movies, Tarintino movies,
O yea, and the Star Wars franchise
a clockwork orange
howard haws’ films
One more vote for Fight Club. I honestly don’t see what everyone sees in this film, or in David Fincher for that matter.
Woody Allen between Annie Hall and Match Point. He made the same film 20+ times. I get it you married a child you raised, and you think about it.
Inland empire, I passionately dislike that film.
Inspired by another thread here..
No country for Old Men
There WIll be Blood – Well acted and directed but..
Both soul sucking pieces of S***e
Grey Gardens. There is nothing even remotely appealing about it, unless you’re looking for a mood-piece to help you kill yourself.
Hmm, lately it was Wavelength. I’ll probably get crucified for that here as well, heh.
And Meshes of the Afternoon, I hate that movie proudly. Making a film highly experimental isn’t enough to make it work. I’d rather watch paint dry.