Perfect, just perfect.
I don't care. This movie is great audio visual stuff.
Drving Ms The Help. Oprah sanctioned segregation fantasy.
Christian Bale was a bit over the top, it wasn't his story. Movie was awesome.
Self serving artyness does not prove you have to make a boring film about a boring character. Sorry but I thought this was awful.
Don't pretend it's something it's not, showbiz camp for heterosexuals. The movie flies off the rails and never recovers until the end. The ending brilliant. The commitment is superb. It's just, they tend to overpraise in a season full of shitty movies.
Awful cinematography. It's the movie that ruined modern action movies, until Casino Royale brought it back to rescue.
So it's the third greatest Movie I've ever seen. And the best Edited Action Movie I've ever seen. And the perfect Movie.
Really? it's beautiful to look at but after hearing Terrence Malick didn't see dailies, Edited with Green Day rather than dialogue, and pissed away Mike Medavoy's money I lost all respect for him as a filmmaker. It's irresponsible to be cavalier with other people's money, and the disjointed, unfinished nature of the film purports his intentions. Criterion's disk is amazing, (sllllllooow pan to the trees)
This is a great movie. Underrated like alot of 90's noir efforts, this is the best of the pack along with One False Move and Bound. Fishbourne conveys the anxieties of post L.A. riots angst superbly as an undercover cop trying to do right. Jeff Goldblum plays the polar opposite of this equilibrium, and their barometer is what makes this film more interesting than the norm. Directed by the underrated Bill Duke.
A good movie. Tom Ford's direction undercuts the drama, fetishizes accessories but there's no denying talent and impeccable craft at work here. Colin Firth's performance cuts through the screenplay, and fleshes out Ford's sometime overdone flourishes. Great character study, reminiscent of Wong Kar Wai's work. There was nothing strange about it, ford makes a great debut. Now about that ending...
What part of this is ridiculous? this has the potential to become a sorta All President's Men for the 21st century. In the hands of David Fincher, all signs point to an allegory about our evolution online. Count me in. What is paperweight? let's see, not alot fascinating here. Creating Facebook? boring. The creators? boring. What is NOT boring is where the story will take us, and what it says about us now.
This is going to be the greatest movie of all time.
Top Gun. Five stars. Some like Tarkovsky, I like Tony Scott. It's a time capsule movie you couldn't remake, and epitomizes what was so great about 80's filmmaking: formula to the fullest.
Labeled conventional, whathaveyou. Lee delivered a film of immense power, anchored by one of the greatest performances in movie history. Do you remember Pacino in scent of a woman? I don't. He won an Oscar that year, dominated by Unforgiven and X was criminally undervalued. It is due to that film that I lost a sense of faith on Oscars, especially in recognition of minorities both in front and behind the camera. Denzel Washington transcends acting and channels the spirit of a man whose contradictions and virtues made him a polarizing figure to some, a brave man to all. And it's all here on Malcolm X. Four stars, the making of the film has been a source of inspiration for me. Lee's battles with the studio and sticking to your guns is integrity in the highest form. I hold regard high when discussing Lee because he is one of the greatest directors of all time, bar none.
This is a fuckin classic.
Summer of sam is one of Lee's most underrated films. It's also one of his best. In fact, his whole filmmography is underrated. It's just like the man itself.
I love michel gondry as much as the other person, but he really needs focus on his feature work. Lack of focus ruins good ideas, particulary in be kind rewind. Good editing helps give those ideas focus...and structure.
One of my favorite movies, it'll always have a fond place in my collection. Brilliant satire, science fiction, humor, and action, and violence, and hardware. What's not to like? Verhoeven is genius.
Meditative masterpiece. There are films that transcend mere trappings of what they're supposed to be when the artist at work disregards what they represents and flips them on their head. Kitano accomplished something real here, yet the simplicity of his methods make the story more absorbing. My heart sank while watching this film.
Two stars. Babel was the synthesis of Iñárritu and his screenwriter's talents. Maybe it's because of where I grew up things were the norm, I much prefer City of God as the film that captures it's world on a level one can comprehend, and consume.
A classic, and a course in filmmaking if there ever was one. The script by Robert Towne is now legendary, butit is Polanski's direction that gives the thing it's volume. I agree with his changes on the ending, it makes it a powerful conclusion. Widely imitated, never equaled. Jack has never been better.
Ah yes, Kubrick's masterpiece after 2001. Amazing to behold, and ahead of it's time. Hipsters sure love it, after all, it predated their fashion sense. Not to be included in the "what's all the fuss about" section.
Michel Gondry's finest hour, every film he's done since exhibits his lack of focus and screenwriting limitations. Charlie Kaufman's script was the groundwork, Gondry's interpretation of that material spot on perfect. It's perfect in every way, from performances to cinematography to direction. Never been better, truthful love story.
Contains the single most disturbing scene and wrong I have seen: the strip dance with the kids at the end. WTF where they thinking? this is child pornography. I wasn't born before 1970 so the politics are third world symbolist images of defiance. I'll take The Holy Mountain any day over this.
It is that film. There's nothing like it, and I credit Fincher instead of the author. The film works best as an entity of the page, and it's cinematic world was created solely by it's director and creative team. What a virtuoso slice of moviemaking.