• Reece Leonard

    ★★★½ Watched by Reece Leonard 08 Feb, 2016

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    I realize that it's too much to ask for every film about an independent woman to end with her remaining independent, but Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore's bewilderingly dissatisfying ending involving title character Alice staying with an angry man who hit her kid at the expense of fulfilling her dreams doesn't work even when this unrealistic criterion is acknowledged. For a film to place so much emphasis on female friendship, to repeatedly condemn the misogynistic anger and entitlement of the…

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  • Jordan Horowitz

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by Jordan Horowitz 25 Jan, 2016

    Exceptional. Also didn't remember how funny this was.

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  • Josiah Tate Burns

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Josiah Tate Burns 24 Jan, 2016

    E.B. with the epic performance (predating Requiem for a Dream by 26 years)... I prefer simple films like this to most things Aronofsky at this point.

    Also, young Jodie Foster seems destined for stardom.

    One of Scorsese's under-appreciated works from the 70s. (Tho '74 was, in fact, the Year of The Conversation and The Godfather, Part II, so can't blame Hollywood). More accurately, it was one of the most exciting times to be a filmmaker in America or elsewhere (New German Cinema, post-Ozu Japan, Soviet Cinema for starters).

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  • oolalaa

    ★★★ Watched by oolalaa 13 Jan, 2016

    18/30

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  • TajLV

    ★★★½ Watched by TajLV 07 Jan, 2016 4

    Part of my 5 Directors x 5 Unseen Films (7) challenge.

    After "Mean Streets" (1973) put him on the map of talented young Hollywood directors and before "Taxi Driver" (1976) launched his career into the stratosphere, 31-year-old Martin Scorsese connected with his feminine side to create this gritty tale of a single mother struggling to provide for her adolescent son with little more than a song in her heart. To his credit, Marty admitted he knew nothing about women at…

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  • Caitlin Dawn

    ★★★ Watched by Caitlin Dawn 13 Sep, 2015

    I didn't like the camera work much but okay naman yung movie. Medyo boring lang on some parts. I liked the relationship between Alice and her son. I didn't know na si Kris Kristofferson pala yung kalabtim nya until the end credits. Magkamukha sila ni Chris Pratt. Na-confuse din ako sa gender ng character ni Jodie Foster.

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  • Leo Brady

    ★★★★★ Watched by Leo Brady 26 Dec, 2015

    "Alice Doesn't Live Here Anymore" is the triumphant journey of a woman who is determined to find the life that makes her happy. This is, by far the most romantic film that Martin Scorsese ever directed. Ellen Burstyn is a plethora of personality with this fantastic performance. "Alice" is the kind of movie where you want to continue to follow these characters lives because you just want them to make it in the end. Not to mention, Kris Kristofferson is great. I loved everything in this film.

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  • Taylor Brown

    Watched by Taylor Brown 29 Nov, 2015

    OK. That's another movie I watched.

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  • Ollie_8

    ★★½ Added by Ollie_8

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  • bmart17

    ★★★ Watched by bmart17 14 Nov, 2015

    I'm quite surprised that this film came from Scorcese, as it's so unlike his other films in his body of work. Perhaps I expected something else, but I was a bit let down by the film - I never found it very funny and I found the dramatic elements lacking any extraordinary factor. It's still an intriguing piece of cinema though, especially considering the director's future output.

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  • PleinSoleil

    ★★★★ Watched by PleinSoleil 27 Nov, 2015

    Alice Doesn't Live Here is a treat and also kind of weird feature from young Martin Scorsese. While the tone and plot are much different than his crime films, it's also unmistakably a Scorcese picture in its visual language and the way the characters interact with each other. It's a melancolic look at a woman going on the road to become a singer after the death of her husband.

    Ellen Burstyn is in the driver's seat and once again delivers…

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  • Nathannnnn Phillipssssss

    ★★★½ Watched by Nathannnnn Phillipssssss 27 Nov, 2015

    The closest I've come thus far to really, really admiring a Scorsese film, although in this low-key drama of a widow packing up and trying to make a life for herself, his out-of-place, hyperactive blocking and camera movements are mostly a distraction. I'm concluding that I just don't relate at all to what the guy thinks movies should look/feel like and should get used to adjusting my expectations accordingly. Like 'Hugo', though, this is unusual for the director in that…

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