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Luc Besson (in french):
Jake Gyllenhaal reteams with his PRISONERS director, Academy Award Nominee Denis Villeneuve, in this sexy and hypnotically surreal psychological thriller that breathes new life into the doppleganger tradition. Adam Bell is a glum, disheveled history professor who seems uninterested even in his beautiful girlfriend, Mary (Melanie Laurent). Watching a movie on the recommendation of a colleague, Adam spots his double, a bit-part actor named Anthony Clair, and decides to track him down. The identical men meet and their lives become bizarrely and irrevocably intertwined.
I caught this one the other night and really enjoyed it -- pretty divisive, but an adaptation of Saramago's semi-recent novel -- dark, well-acted, somewhat silly, somewhat perplexing, an hour and thirty minutes of your time.
(If it matters, if you found Prisoners a somewhat abhorrent apologia for violence or vigilantism, here, there's none of that philosophical unease, just some pleasant ambiguities ... )
Noah isn't really worth your time. Don't bother. Emma Watson is terribly miscast. Crowe is every other Russel Crowe, Connelly was good, overall a miss by Aronofsky, I think.
Fuuma you might actually enjoy Spring Breakers if you're looking for something light and entertainment-y? It was a surprisingly good movie to me. I don't know. Your list is all over the place and I honestly don't even know where to begin.
Spring Breakers was the most daring film made last year.
whoa, I found Connelly terrible in this. Some of her "emotional" scenes were super rough. Thought the movie had interesting bits, at least until they got to the Ark. For a studio movie it explored as much of the underlying themes as you'll find IMO. Then again I'm an unconditional fan of The Fountain so maybe I'm biased.
And yeah, Enemy was interestingly confusing. Props to Jake G, and the drab cinematography.
The Raid 2 just came out here. Kinda unnerved by the long running time, and some middling reviews, but I don't care, I'm all in
toujours aussi efficace. le taxi, les putes, les audis... ce sont des thèmes qui vous sont chers ?
Yea what do you guys think about The Fountain ? Haven't seen Noah but I've heard mostly positive things about it, I know The Fountain is pretty divisive too so I'm curious.
Homeland is just terrible terrible stuff. Ok first season but it's all downhill from there. Walking Dead is.... whatever, has some good bits but they're totally lost amidst all the stupid writing and dreadful pacing. And House of Card is just trash with cartoonish character development and zero stakes. Only reason it works as entertainment is that ppl can binge-watch it, no way it survives on a regular tvshow schedule.
any good recs ?
i really enjoyed it, not because of any novelty (or lack thereof; multi-timeline story blah blah something the watchowsky brothers overcomplicated and butchered recently with cloud atlas) nor its predictability nor the cliched message, but because it was visually stunning and the fact that it used microorganisms to create the special effects rather than cheaply producing a billion things with cgi
i'm not saying it wasn't good, it just seemed all too familiar. Majid Majidi has made 3 good (but also similar) ones: children of heaven, color of paradise, song of sparrows.
bab'aziz, but written/directed by a tunisian (his other ones in the trilogy were too slow), raffi pitts' zemestan, half-moon, turtles can fly, a time for drunken horses, and if you really want frustration, about elly.
Bro, bro....bro. Wait.
I did not even mention House of Cards. Watched ten minutes, felt skippable, turned it off. (We will all of us die someday, let us not watch in vain). It may well be good, I don't know -- I enjoyed SF'er Dig Me Now's work as an extra, which you can see in scree caps on this very site.
Homeland had as good a first season as you could expect from just about anything, I thought. Maybe you could pick apart its politics or whatever, but I have chosen not to, to enjoy it simply as well-crated entertainment (like the Republican wet dream 24, which, suck it haters, soon returns for an all new 12 episode season! Damnit!, Jack Baeur, damnit!)
Walking Dead has burned through like four show runners now; it's a miracle there's any consistency at all. It does go through bouts of intense character development, followed by extended frenetic action and all manner of exploding heads. That show is like Skittles. You have to speed watch, cram the episodes all in at once, to savor its uniform flavor. I assume you overlooked this. Also, Fran Darabont did early season one, and that guy is really talented. Plus, you know, the comics. It can really interesting and instructive to note what they changed, and why, etc. that can be fun.
Oh shit, Game of Thrones. Adieu.
I loved the fountain, it's beautiful and the music is great. Plot makes no sense but who cares.
I thought the walking dead was like Grey's anatomy with occasional zombie appearances; way too much contrived character conflict. I watched through season two.
I liked how the plots in The Fountain commented on each other or told the same story or whatever. Movies can't go inside a character's head but they can tell the story of the book he's writin'. Or some such. Music and visuals were rather lovely too.
FWIW I enjoyed The Fountain, it was stunning visually and the music is awesome. I am okay with films having good "atmosphere" over strong plot/character stuff sometimes, and for me I think that's what The Fountain did the best.
Lots of people are praising Noah simply because it's a pretty decent interpretation of the biblical story (and I agree, it's cool how Aronofsky approached it), but the movie is plagued with TERRIBLE dialogue, really poor pacing in the second half, cruddy actors for the most part, generally insufferable characters all around, etc
If you're into Aronofsky though it's worth watching for some of the really cool scenes/visuals/music that is always present in his movies, like a matinee or at a dollar theater. I just think it falls really short of what could have been, and by the end of it, it felt more like a whatever summer movie than the cool Aronofsky psychological brain stuff I enjoyed.
It's the best movie of 2014.
Ernest and Celestine...saw the English dubbed version with Forrest Whittaker voicing the bear. Enjoyable as expected. [VIDEO][/VIDEO]
who are some highly referred directors that you just don't get even one film of theirs? mine seem to be fellini.
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