Coppola's preferred title of the film is "The Death of Michael Corleone" not The Godfather part 3 , because he did not intend it as a sequel to the second film. He wanted it to stand apart.
Just re-watched this movie for the first time in a long while. I forgot how brilliant it was. Masterful film-making from Oliver Stone (as always), and Val Kilmer gives one of the great film performances of all time.
You ever see a movie that's just like something you've lived through, so all you can think is that maybe this movie was specifically made for you? This is the epitome of that kind of movie for me. Besides being one of Bergman's more underrated films, I think it's great because of how familiar it is to me. It was so easy for this movie to grab me because I could see myself in every scene. A very special movie to me.
A surprisingly engrossing film, not about sports, but about business. This was the last movie I expected to love, but I did from the very beginning. Brad Pitt is especially good here too; playing a lonely man who is broken by his divorce and his colossal failure as a ball player. An intimate examination of Pitt's character, drive, and belief in the "Moneyball Theory."
One of the best movies I've ever seen, best of the 80's, best of all time, and one of the best of whatever else. A movie about how unfair life is, how dark it is, how absurd it is, how evil it is, and how God sometimes turns his back on it and lets it all happen. Obviously taking inspiration from Bergman here (as always), Woody Allen makes it his own; giving us a thought provoking, funny, and dramatic masterpiece.
A misunderstood film. This movie is not a continuation of parts 1 & 2 like people wanted it to be. This is a movie about a much wiser Michael Corleone; a man who has realized how evil he had became, how he destroyed his family and its values, and how now he wants redemption and forgiveness but the sins of his past catch up with him.This is a flawed but beautiful movie and is a great conclusion to the Godfather story.
Not a movie I usually praise, but every time I see it, I can't get over how great it is. It's one of the most "miraculous" movies ever made. Forrest lives his life and accomplishes everything. But each thing is just another thing he does, it's no big deal to him. He does it all because he loves Jenny, no other reason. Forrest Gump lead a great life, and the only person who doesn't know it is himself.
This and "Magnolia" prove that PTA's the real deal; one of the great filmmakers of today. He is the kind of filmmaker that I dream I can be half as good as someday. He takes the heavy influence of Scorsese and Altman and gears that into making films as good as they can be. You can tell from looking at one shot in a PTA film where the influence comes from, yet the film is so much his own! He's an inspiration!
About first loves, old loves, withered loves, and new loves, and about how magical it all is to the people in them. Being in love is like living in a musical, and these characters are living in that musical.
This proves that Woody Allen is more than a comedian. He is an intellectual and a genius. He has the ability to make films that will touch us as deeply as his able to make us laugh hard.
Cronenberg has made some very good movies in the past, and even with his bad ones you can't help but admire how well-made they are. Take "Videodrome" for example: a maddening film that doesn't make sense, but since it's so well-made, you are engaged in it. But in Eastern Promises, everything is perfect. Take a great script and have a director who makes films as good as they can be made, and you'll have a masterpiece.
I always get so absorbed in the story of this film whenever I watch it! It's a great story and is perfectly told by the director and is perfectly acted by the actors. The only thing negative I can think to say about this movie is that it won't be for everyone, but it is definitely for me.
Just watched this again. I have always loved this film but not more so than I did when I just watched it. It had me in a trance, with my eyes glued to the screen. It's so beautiful! So romantic! And it's narration, especially Pocahontas' narration, moved me and was incredibly poetic! Malick is a rare director where every one of his films are one of his best, because they are all masterpieces!
This sucky-ass movie sucks ass...
Albert Brooks!!!! This is one of my favorite animated movies of all time, and much of that is just because of Albert Brooks! He is one of the funniest men alive!
I just saw this last night and it was awesome! This is the kind of action movie I imagine myself making. Soderbergh lets the action speak for itself. He doesn't try to pump up the action with shaky cameras or loud music. He sets up the shot, then starts filming, only editing to another shot when he needs to; unlike Michael Bay who makes films with an ASL of 2.8 secs. A straight forward action film, but done so right.
A film for any lover of film! I saw this for a fourth time tonight and it touched me deeper than it has the last three times. It's a realization of why I love the movies so much! And is also such a sweet, enchanting, and moving story. Besides being a love letter to the cinema, for me it's mostly about people and their purpose, finding where they belong and doing what they were meant to do; mending their broken lives.
One of Oliver Stone's most overlooked masterpieces! A film not for Bush or against Bush, but about Bush. Based mostly on fact, here is a movie not about the bad decisions, but about the man who made those bad decisions. Just like the last shot represents (to me), Bush was set up for so much greatness, but because of things that weren't totally in his control, he failed. And he will forever be tortured by that.
Why would you remake Carrie? Why? Just freaking why? What was the purpose? Did it need to be "updated"? No, it didn't. Besides this being a terrible movie, I hate just because of the fact that it exists. Like the remakes of Psycho and Rear Window, this should have never been made. You WATCH De Palma films, you don't remake them. Idiots.
If I could be half as BA as Sam Shepard, then I would be so happy! Sam Shepard is so awesome! He is all man!
Brian De Palma is one of my all time favorite directors, and this film (which I consider one of the greatest thrillers of all time) is a great example as to why!