sâmbătă, 15 ianuarie 2011

Youth In Revolt,Half Nelson,Notorious,Everything Is Illuminated,Office Space,Amores Perros,Julie And Julia,9,Summer Of Sam,Gulliver's Travels + more

Youth In Revolt(2009)-8/10->Youth In Revolt is funny and it has one of Michael Cera's best performances as a geek.

Half Nelson(2006)-9/10->Half Nelson has an interesting story,a great script and Ryan Gosling and Shareeka Epps doing a great job.

Notorious(2009)-7/10->Though it doesn't have much insight,Notorious has great visuals,some ok performances,but after all it's Biggie's music that rules the stage.

Everything Is Illuminated(2005)-9/10->Yes,it does get out major parts from the book,but it's great performances all around,it's dark humor,the imagery and the soundtrack make this a genuine heartfelt story.

Office Space(1999)-8/10->Office Space is hilarious and it's really original and inventive.

Amores Perros(2000)-8/10->Amores Perros is painful,but it tells it's story straight(with the help of some great acting) even if some moments are absurd.

Julie And Julia(2009)-7/10->Julie and Julia is much better than the other rom-coms these days thanks to Meryl Streep and Amy Adams,but also a interesting story.

Summer Of Sam(1999)-8/10->Summer Of Sam has great performances,especially from John Leguizamo and Adrien Brody,some mind-blowing visuals and a killer soundtrack.Not so much script in there,though.

9(2009)-8/10->9 has an original idea,great character development and the animation is absolutely fantastic.

Gulliver's Travels(2010)-3/10->Jack Black makes quite a few laughs,but this adaptation is a dirty shame.

Little Fockers(2010)-5/10->Even if it's a bit funnier than the second one,it's cliched script and it's gross jokes ruin it.

Idiocracy(2006)-7/10->Idiocracy is interesting and quite funny,but it's script is a bit too absurd to be believable.

Extract(2009)-7/10->It's premise promises us more than this.Still,it's funny and original.And there's some dark humor in there,too.

Black Swan(2010)-8.5->Black Swan is great.The music,the visuals,Natalie Portman,Mila Kunis and Vincent Cassel.Even if it gets a bit too dramatic at a point.

Meet The Parents(2000)-8/10->Meet The Parents is funny,original and it's one of Robert DeNiro's best performances between 2000 and 2010.

Buried(2010)-9/10->Buried is tense and Ryan Reynolds actually pulls it off.*Probably SPOILER*The end is not what you expect.It's excruciating.It will have up in your tears.*SPOILER Finish*

Rashomon(1950)-10/10->Rashomon has great performances all around and the surroundings are majestic.Also the story is interesting and a bit philosophical.

Taxi Driver(1976)-9.5/10->Taxi Driver is quite slow for a Scorsese movie,but it's not boring at all.And DeNiro is fantastic.

I Love You Phillip Morris(2010)-8/10->I Love You Phillip Morris is funny and it has one of Jim Carrey's best performances.Ever.

The Virginity Hit(2010)-7/10->The Virginity Hit is funnier than the other "Lose Your Virginity" movies,but it's too clicheic to work.

The Girlfriend Experience(2009)-6.5/10->The Girlfriend Experience has an interesting premise and Steven Soderbergh's style is as good as it'll ever get,but it's a bit too dull.

Boardwalk Empire(2010)-10/10->Boardwalk Empire has great performances,unexpectedly good humor,the sets are stunning and this portrayal of the times of the prohibition is wonderful.Go on.Make the second season faster.

Crazy Heart(2009)-8/10->Crazy Heart has a mindblowing soundtrack and a good script,but this isn't Jeff Bridges's role of a lifetime.Nor it is Oscar worthy.

The Kids Are All Right(2010)-9/10->TKAAR is funny,unpredictable and Annette Bening deserves an Oscar for this.One of the best movies 2010 brought us.

School Of Rock(2003)-8/10->Jack Black,the humor and the music make this a great comedy.

Donnie Darko(2001)-8.5/10->Donnie Darko is puzzling and it's a great debut for both Gyllenhaal and Kelly.See it with your mind clear.

Southland Tales(2006)-7/10->It's fun and it's an interesting vision of the future,but that's no reason for it to be over the line absurd and it to have 2 hours and almost a half.

The Box(2009)-7/10->The Box has an interesting premise and great visuals but some moments are just too fake to be believable.

The Dilemma(2011)-5/10->The Dilemma is quite funny,but it doesn't decide even if it's a drama or a comedy.Also it's really formulaic.

Tangled(2010)-9/10->Tangled is funny,it has great visuals and a compelling story.I cried.Enough said.

Life As We Know It(2010)-7/10->Life As We Know It is much much more OK than most of the rom-com in 2010.

marți, 4 ianuarie 2011

The 40 Year Old Virgin,Coffee And Cigarettes,The Short Films Of David Lynch,Ghost Dog:The Way of The Samurai,Role Models,Eraserhead,Boogie Nights+more

The 40 Year Old Virgin(2005)-9/10->The 40 Year Old Virgin is original,features a funny and talented cast making it one of the best comedies in the 21st century.
Coffee And Cigarettes(2003)-9/10->Coffee And Cigarettes has a smart script,a load of great actors and some of the best quirky humor ever.
The Short Films Of David Lynch(2002)-7.3/10->
Six Men Getting Sick(1967)->7/10
The Alphabet(1968)->8/10
The Grandmother(1970)->7.5/10
The Amputee(1973)->6.5/10
The Cowboy And The Frenchman(1987)->8.5/10
Ghost Dog:The Way Of The Samurai(1999)-9/10->GD:TWOTS is compelling and it smartly combines gangster culture with samurai culture.Also it features Forest Whitaker in one of his best performances ever.
Role Models(2008)-8/10->Role Models features 3 actors that are already very familiar with the comedy genre and funny moments all over it.That's all it needs.
Eraserhead(1977)-9/10->Though it's really weird,it has fine performances and a great script for a paranoic vision.
Boogie Nights(1997)-10/10->Boogie Nights is a great portrayal of the pornography film business with an outstanding cast,an ecstatic 2 hours and a half and a great script.
Mr Woodcock(2008)-5/10->Mr Woodcock is unfunny and though Billy Bob Thornton is trying to make it work,it doesn't.
Poltergeist(1982)-7/10->Poltergeist is fun and unexpected,but it's way too absurd to be taken seriously.
Pet Sematary(1989)-3/10->This is one of the worst adaptations of a book by Stephen King(though the screenplay is written by him)and it has one of the worst casts ever.
Mulholland Drive(2001)-7/10->Mulholland Drive doesn't make too much sense but it's uplifted by some fine performances by Naomi Watts and Justin Theroux and some OK visuals.Lynch fans will enjoy it.
Lighting Over Water/Nick's Movie(1981)-9/10->Lighting Over Water is emotional and it's a wonderful homage to one of cinematography's directors who set landmarks in the past.
The Town(2010)-9/10->The Town is smart,fun,with some of the best performances of 2010 and a great score.
Tristram Shandy:A Cock And Bull Story(2005)-8/10->Tristram Shandy is funny with some fine performances from Steve Coogan and Rob Bryden.
Cherrybomb(2009)-5/10->Cherrybomb has a dull script and one of the most un-craziest stories of teenagers.
Exit Through The Gift Shop(2010)-9.5/10->With an interesting subject and great direction from newcomer director Banksy,ETTGS boasts.
The Runaways(2010)-8/10->The Runaways doesn't give too much insight of the band but it has great performances from Kristen Stewart,Dakota Fanning and Michael Shannon,outstanding art scenes and one of the best soundtracks ever.
The Chumscrubber(2005)-7/10->The Chumscrubber is quite quirky and it has some rising stars in it,but that doesn't save it from it's flawed script.
Thumbsucker(2005)-7/10->Thumbsucker has a good cast and it's one of the brighter indie comedies but it's really predictable and it gets boring towards the end.
The Seven Samurai(1954)-10/10->The Seven Samurai tells a story of friendship,but also unity and war through wonderful scenery,great war scenes(even though it has 3 hours and 20 minutes it never gets boring) and a great cast.These make it one of the best movies ever made.