I didn't think it was particularly confusing - Hamlet is much more 'confusing' than this - but I agree with you on the rest.
Overlong and not nearly as good as it thinks it is, C.R.A.Z.Y. is still a funny and honest unconventional coming-of-age story.
Would be an interesting and creepy look at insanity if it wasn't for Catherine Deneuve's blank performance.
Might be the weirdest, most depressingly interesting film of the year.
Whilst it's obviously not real, there's some level of greatness here, as a media satire. However, it's too densely hidden for it to work properly. Mainly, you just feel embarrassed for Joaquin Phoenix, whether it's real or not.
Whilst it does suffer slightly in comparison to Let the Right One in, this is an entire different film. Matt Reeves has found the Americana in Lindqvist's chilly Swedish story, and made a possibly better film.
It was very brutal and personal, it just lacked something for me.
A two and a half hour opus, to what I'm not sure. But I am sure that this movie is this year's Synecdoche, New York: pure, raw ambition.
A silly and well-made French farce.
Began well, but quickly became redundant and rote.
All kinds of awful, and not the good kind.
An excellent, very well-made, creepy thriller that is far superior to the original. Plus, it will make you terrified of car washes.
A slight drama with incredible, lived-in performances from Stephen Dorff and Elle Fanning. A Benicio del Toro cameo can't hurt, either.
Well-made, beautiful, and very nearly brilliant, it feels too constrained by its original text.
Funny and cheeky, but too slight to really mean anything. Spacey and Pepper are great, though.
Horribly disappointing doc from the usually wonderful Alex Gibney.
An exceedingly boring (yet well-acted) criminals-are-people-too drama.
Tilda Swinton gets that third star all by herself.
Could be one of the best (and funniest) depictions of insanity ever.
A fast, dark, funny Allen comedy with Naomi Watts in top form.
Badass Matrix ripoff. More fun than seventeen barrels of half-dead monkeys.
A creepy and well-made drama, with excellent performances by Gosling, Dunst, and Langella.
Starts strong, but quickly becomes awful and preposterous.
A very stately, ordinary, conventional film about a subject that required something much more urgent and, well, unconventional. Akin to Invictus. But it's brought up by three great central performances.
A mostly adorable little sub-Juno indie-com.
I cried for five minutes after this movie.
Not nearly as awful as some said, it's a beautiful if sometimes indecipherable adaptation of a nearly as confusing play. Props to Helen Mirren, though. After this and RED, she could make a Saw sequel seem Oscar-worthy.
So much wasted potential…one of the least pleasurable guilty pleasure ever made.
What Joey said. Possibly more ingenious than the first, and definitely scarier.
What? No Battlefield Earth? What is this madness?
A barrel o' fun.