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Hazel Cills: Filmography

02 Jan 14
Her

This was underwhelming. I'll give the film its art direction, which is a crisp but still surprisingly quaint version of a futuristic LA. However, the relationship I'm supposed to empathize with between Samantha and Theodore is seriously lacking. The dialogue was not very emotionally engaging and I felt little for mopey Theo.

Her
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eckhart, rose

02 Jan 14
A Real Young Girl

A realistic depiction of a teen girl's "coming of age" and deeply surreal in its more graphic imagery. It's oozing with fluids, from bodily to synthetic, to underline potent but repressed girl sexuality. A memorable scene occurs when Alice is in her mother's hen house and smashes a perfectly good egg tightly in her fist, framed close-up. A slow zoom in on Alice's pretty face; "It was broken," she says. Damn girl.

A Real Young Girl
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Ultimate Bechdel test fail; macho to an gag-worthy extreme, really grimey to me (so much bacchanalian fucking and T&A) but hey, all of that misogyny and maxed out male gaze is to build Belfort's gross character, right? RIGHT? It did have funny moments and was slick and totally drugggged up, like Goodfellas' coked out raid scene but the whole movie. Also: WTF was this soundtrack? Foo Fighters? Scorcese, c'mon brah.

The Wolf of Wall Street
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    captain

    27Dec13

    Haha, I don't know if I am more concerned that the Foo Fighters selection was Scorsese or Robbie Robertson

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    Ulrich JARLØV

    28Dec13

    yeah, Foo Fighters are OK, but they sure as hell don't belong in a Scorsese picture. Is the song featured prominently? what is the scene? And which song is it?

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    rischka

    14Jan14

    billy joel is far worse than foo fighters.

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    Ulrich JARLØV

    18Jan14

    having just seen the film... the Foo Fighters song is without a doubt the worst music moment of Scorsese's entire filmography. Forget about the fact that it's anachronistic, I have no problem with that, but the song just doesn't fit. Luckily the song fades out pretty quickly, but still... Scorsese could've used Rolling Stones again, even though they're stale; they HAVE made other songs beside Gimme Shelter! The best musical moment of WOWS is Howlin' Wolf with Smokestack Lightning; perfect use.

18 Dec 13
Inside Llewyn Davis

Now That's What I Call Coen Brothers! Very into this, particularly Isaac's performance, which was just perfect in every way; his foul-mouthed cynical front is at its best opposite Mulligan's equally sassy performance. "Condom on condom on condom." Small moments were haunting, like the limping cat or the dark road-trip stretch. Small bits like that. And, of course, Goodman as the odd character Turner is hilarious.

Inside Llewyn Davis
03 Dec 13
Mauvais sang

Really beautiful. So fantastically '80s with all of those primary colors. Juliette Binoche, although beautiful, was a little grating, I can't really put my finger on it, something about her general character in this. The movie was just fantastic, I loved it, and young Denis Lavant is très cool. That "Modern Love" scene (I see u, Frances Ha) was so so so good.

Mauvais sang
10 Oct 13
Gravity

CORNY AS FUCK. That last scene was so laughably dramatic. Like, Planet of the Apes dramatic. And that's a movie about astronauts I would have rather watched.

Gravity
24 Sep 13
Under the Skin

D Lynch, that you ?

Under the Skin
10 Sep 13
In a World...

Hellah cuuuute.

In a World...
24 Aug 13
You're Next

The first 25 minutes or so were slooow and terribly acted, but once the action starts up it was really fun. Such a fantastic idea and I appreciated a (spoiler!) female lead who kicking ass intelligently in a slasher situation. Sooo refreshing.

You're Next
26 Jul 13
Wanderlust

Pretty bad but I can't say I didn't start crying during Paul Rudd's dirty talk scene.

Wanderlust
20 Jul 13
The Conjuring

I really enjoyed this. A true old-school scare, reminiscent of Amityville Horror. It takes its time too, in terms of building up it's scares, and doesn't just rely on textbook tricks. And, the movie packs in A LOT too: demons, murder, ghosts, a witch narrative, all without feeling disconnected and contrived. Though, the film does have it's campy moments, but I loved it, especially that Anabelle doll ;)

The Conjuring
10 Jul 13
V/H/S

Liked the first two segments but was pretty disappointed in the last two.

V/H/S

I think Whedon did an excellent job at modernizing Shakespeare without stripping it entirely of it's more antiquated humor, which is either played completely by the book in adaptations or revamped entirely in favorable of something more modern. There were all the physical, goofy moments mingled with some more dry choices. Fillion as Dogberry was the funniest part of the movie. So hilarious!

Much Ado About Nothing
15 Jun 13
This is the End

If you're a fan of this Stoner Brat Pack 2.0 you're bound to love it. I don't think I ever stopped laughing, it's so good. I personally appreciated Rogen and Goldberg ragging on Franco's art career sooo hard (those Freaks and Geeks paintings were amazing?) Also: "You've built a house with iPads in the wall but you're still jerking off like a fucking Pilgrim" ha ha ha haaa <3

This is the End
11 Jun 13
The Spectacular Now

I like intelligent movies about teenagers that take teens seriously, and they are rare, but this is one of them. John Hughes comparions are coming up because this is actually sincere. This film is sort of being packaged as a romance BUT, it really isn't! It's a coming-of-age story about Teller's character. He commands the film; Woodley's character is just a small part of this movie. Also: THAT sex scene! (Awww)

The Spectacular Now
11 Jun 13
Before Midnight

It's not the movie I think most people were expecting, but I think it's a perfect bookend. The chemistry between Delphy and Hawke is what made this series so captivating and that isn't lost in this movie, it's just in a different tone. It may have been a liiiittle too dark in terms of the severity of their problems, which leads me to believe that nothing will change, but I liked this within the context of the series.

Before Midnight
12 May 13
Frances Ha

Amazing, amazing, amazing, amazing. "DON'T TREAT ME LIKE YOUR THREE HOUR BRUNCH FRIEND!"

Frances Ha
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chanandre, DK, TallGuyCM, Nicholas Tinsley

21 Apr 13
The Pretty One

Very cute movie. Beautifully art-directed. If ya don't like "quirky" films you won't like this but I thought it was really funny and great.

The Pretty One
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Charming movie but what a weirdly abrupt ending? I've never had that experience before of seeing a movie and wanting it to have maybe just a few more minutes of a storyline in the end? It seemed as if there was an ending that was cut off, or something.

From Up on Poppy Hill
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15 Apr 13
Evil Dead

This was actually too, stupidly gory for me and I'm someone who loves revolting horror (tree rape and all.) This may as well be another Saw movie. No funny, campy charm. Bad bad bad.

Evil Dead
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