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  1. lina maj's rating of the film Irma Vep

  2. DanielSpeight's rating of the film Irma Vep

  3. Addy K.'s rating of the film Irma Vep

    Some films are meant to be felt, not understood. Which could explain Isabella Rossellini's unforgettable cameo (Lynch much?). There's no central mystery in IRMA VEP. The plot is linear. But the film possesses a peculiar, elusive quality. Example: Maggie Cheung playing Maggie Cheung. Does she like boys or girls? Not sure. Her opinion of people or things? Depends. Maggie exists as a cypher. A blank canvas. An "actor".

  4. Nikhil's rating of the film Irma Vep

    Enchanting, playful, a truly brilliant film.

  5. Zachariah Rigby's rating of the film Irma Vep

    I like the clever post-modern take on 90's French cinema, but there's also a core of naturalism in this film which balances the tendency it might otherwise have had to cave in on itself. Even if you don't get a single one of the references you can happily cringe along with Maggie C as a convincingly polite fish-out-of-water.

  6. cyrildruesne's rating of the film Irma Vep

    Avec Jean-Pierre Léaud (et non pas Raffarin) qui parle anglais. Et surtout, Maggi Cheung donc, toujours gracieuse.

  7. janh24's rating of the film Irma Vep

    Two stars alone for the final film.

  8. zoerose's rating of the film Irma Vep

    A mockery, homage and a playful look to mainstream cinema of the 90s; kung-fu, Asian movie stars, remakes, "diavolique" feline superwomen, and lots of "latex".

  9. guillermo's rating of the film Irma Vep

    Massive intertextual film. Neat images, great montage, and the smartest ideas in motion. Rivette´s women are always great. Pure Cahiers du Cinéma, which probably means thinking through images.

  10. LeStalker's rating of the film Irma Vep

    De ces films qui rendent un bel hommage au(x) cinéma(s) (de tous genres): entre comédie romantique, dramatique, film muet ou avant-garde, le lien entre les différents genres est habile. Les acteurs sont formidables.

  11. captainfez's rating of the film Irma Vep

    French filmmaking: the documentary.

  12. malachiesipucheala94's rating of the film Irma Vep

  13. AwkwardZoneDefeated's rating of the film Irma Vep

    Maggie Cheung is just plain amazing. The pacing of this movie sadly not so much.

  14. caro's rating of the film Irma Vep

    I loved discovering the behind the scenes of a French film through the eyes of the beautiful and mysterious Maggie Cheung. You witness how big egos and big characters are fighting rather than teaming up for art and perfection. I also really appreciated the movements of the camera during the movie, it was delicate and graceful, a bit like Feuillade's Irma Vep.

  15. DrFirestone's rating of the film Irma Vep

    Incredible, slightly sentimental and mellow, even dreamy exploration of the French cinema, our human interactions and those weird moments of lack of understanding, miscommunication - on the level of language, but also emotional and cultural. Excellent cast and fantastic performances. Oh, I almost forgot the great and moody Parisian location, and what an ending - truly mesmerising... A very memorable experience!

  16. smndvdcl's rating of the film Irma Vep

    'The Disaster Artist' could cite this film as a key influence. Assayas creates a satirical comedy mocking calamities on a film set that manages to mock pretension and delight in 'meta' all at the same time.

  17. Jenni's rating of the film Irma Vep

  18. kpuljek's rating of the film Irma Vep

    Movies about making movies either work, or don't. This one does, and in the end manages to be the very same thing it critiques. Maggie Cheung gave a beautiful performance and kept the movie together even when it tried to completely go off the rails.

  19. Greg's rating of the film Irma Vep

    Experimental drama that playfully weaves in and out of film and film world. Maggie Cheung delightfully plays herself (sometimes easier said than done) and is completely adorable as she bumps and slinks around the set filled with over the top gallic film industry types.

  20. Kevin Matthews's rating of the film Irma Vep

    A wonderful film about the madness of movies, being lost in a foreign land, and, well, Maggie Cheung in a supertight latex suit. This is a funny, strange, delight from writer-director Olivier Assayas, helped by the wonderful central performance from Cheung as she tries to hide her bemusement and professionally get on with the job she was given.

  21. Jason's rating of the film Irma Vep

    I turned seventeen in 1996. I cared far more about movies, books, and music than I did anything else. Mine was not only the breed of cinephilia for which IRMA VEP was made, it was also kinda the breed that actually made it. VEP does something that continues to characterize an Assayas: it does not 'cleverly' collapse high and low, rather it engages a dialogue between the popular and the rarefied central to art itself.

  22. Peregrine's rating of the film Irma Vep

    A great one, so original. It chases after the great art, leaving people in its web, confusing and comforting all around and entertaining even if you don't really know why. A movie for cinephiles that is even amusing for "non-cinephiles"... I blame the latex.

  23. Riddle, van, stellar's rating of the film Irma Vep

    Can't see through the film's depth beside the apparent, though precise and remarkable, judgment on cinema as art and as an industry in France, and its relevant pieces of satire. Perhaps that's the whole point.

  24. Zanna Walsh's rating of the film Irma Vep

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