I formerly loved him.
The most important American film debut since George Washington.
I expected to hate this. I kind of loved it.
I can't even begin to think about knowing how to rate this.
One of the great modern films. Shocking this isn't held in higher regard, or even talked about.
One of the worst movies I've ever seen. It's completely formless, has nothing to say about the complicated issues of women in Iran, or women in general, or life in general. It's the anti-thesis of film, it's nothing. It barely exists in whatever shallow, superficial, non-entity, critic baiting world it's created. Dog shit has more to say about the human condition than this sub-reality show crap.
Great existential, allegoric study of humanity and inhumanity, bolstered by Puiu's great, self-directed performance.
I saw this near the end of a 14 hour flight where I hadn't slept for a day. I cried.
In case anyone' is wondering, it's a masterpiece that is deeply emotionally complex, astounding in countless ways, and one of the great films about childhood. I feel no hesitation in saying it will become a classic.
Probably my favorite Pixar movie, if not just for that speech O'Toole gives at the end.
Just rewatched the first four today. I love them so much, and the commentaries are great, getting to hear about how nearly everyone John took fishing didn't talk to him for years afterwards. Hard to say, but given the uniqueness of these, it was probably worth it.
Incredible film, superior to the more popular "Hero," and the best of Yimou's wuxia trilogy.
On the level of De Sica.
The best, most overlooked film of 2007. It's on par with "Brief Encounter" for romantic devastation, one of the best shot, best cut films I've ever seen, and certainly one of the most emotional. Do not be fooled by its middle-brow marketing, this is great cinema.