Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Nobody Baby But You And Me
The film centers on a contemporary married couple, charting their evolution over a span of years by cross-cutting between time periods.
I'm currently writing this on my couch in the fetal position.
I think it's suffice to say, my day has been ruined.
I'm not normally a fan of films that make it big at Sundance, partly because it seems every film that is shown at Sundance gets undeserved hyperbolic buzz and partly because many of those films are of the irksome quirky comedy variety. Thankfully, Blue Valentine is far from a quirky comedy and it is the first Sundance film in a long time that I genuinely liked.
A lot of the publicity surrounding the film focused on the rawness of the subject matter, the two performances from Gosling and Williams and the narrative structure that flits back and forward in time. For once the structure is not just a novelty (well it sort of but it does genuinely add something to…
Explicit show of the basic reality in love and marriages. There is nothing wrong with both the people involved. Both are good. Women want men to try and achieve something in their life after marriage. Men get content with what they have got. Materialistic achievements don't mean a shit when you have already married the most beautiful girl in the world to you and have a daughter that looks like an angel.
The ending would re-install hope if taken in a positive way. It will weigh your heart and sink it if you think it's all over.
I was first shown this film three years ago by the girl I was dating at the time, and honestly I really didn't think much of it because I was more focused on her than the film. Now here I am three years later finally revisiting Blue Valentine. This was easily one of the most heartbreaking films I've ever seen, and has me thinking, who the fuck suggests watching this with your boyfriend? I mean goddamn this is practically the anti-date movie.
I saw some of myself and some of my past relationships in this film, both good and bad, and that is what really did it for me. Not since seeing Her for the first time at NYFF two…
Blue Valentine is a film with two outstanding performances, ultimately failing to deliver its emotional punch to me because of its forced disjointed narrative.
Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling are absolutely amazing here. They give their characters much needed realism, so that we can connect to them, a connection established from the get go by being allowed a glimpse in their family life. It does not take long, however, to figure out that not all is well.
Throughout the film we delve into their relationship deeper, guided by a narrative that skips back and forth through time. It is done in such a way that it never becomes muddled and for the better part of the film it adds an…
Is it just me, or does fictionally older, balder Ryan Gosling bear a striking resemblance to his non-fictionally older, balder friend & director Derek Cianfrance?
At any rate, the long lost brothers have made quite a picture together. Sad, yet beautiful. Disenchanting, yet inspired. And all the while, throughout its nonlinear jumps, so authentic and powerful that it physically hurts.
Me and my own girlfriend, I'm happy to say, are still in the passionate, argument-free premarital phase. Blue Valentine hasn't put me off from tying the knot, but it has carved into my head, like a chisel upon stone, to keep being an attentive, caring boyfriend that never for a moment takes her for granted.
Translation: This film is scary as f**k!
Totally heart breaking, intense and depressing as hell, but my God are the two leading performances from both Williams and Gosling mightily impressive! Having the story of their relationship being explored at both the beginning and the end works so effectively well.
An ugly version of Ryan Gosling! Awesome.
“What did it feel like when you fell in love?”
Derrek Cianfrance’s Blue Valentine is – despite its grand scale of time – a movie about the small events. It’s the quiet tears at the kid’s school performance, sending the kid away to its grandparent for some alone-time, seeing that someone you’ve fell in love with on the bus home, being completely driven by your emotions. And all those things can be joyful, good experiences, or just heart wrenching bad ones - Blue Valentine has just about all of it.
We follow the couple Cindy and Dean as they fall in and out of love and throughout a jump between past and present we’re presented a picture of their relationship…
First time I watched this I thought it was about the crumbling relationship of a couple who were just meant to be together. On watching it again, through wiser eyes, I realise that it was more about a crumbling relationship built on pretty rocky foundations - staying together for another man's babby.
My aforementioned impressions of true love were in fact the product of falling for Mr Gosling's ukelele skills, his singing, romantic affirmations and probably him. It seems these things alone are not enough to sustain a relationship. Perhaps this makes it less like the biggest cinematic romantic tragedy of my time. And more like a cautionary tale: be sensible, choose wisely.
Ce que j'aime....the wedding, the soundtrack, the brutal realism, and the protagonists' faces.
I'm too sad to write a review.
REALLY boring movie! Like, probably the most boring I've seen. I REALLY didn't like it! The only reason I think people might like it is for the hot sex scene, but like it's not worth it to sit through just for that...
Se destaca dos demais filmes por abordar o amor e relacionamento de forma mais crua e honesta. A forma como os aborda é ótima, criando um clima pesado e melancólico.
A direção é muito boa: a decisão de como a história é contada, de forma não linear, é sábia e bem aproveitada.
Toda a progressão que ocorre, tanto dos personagens como também do próprio ambiente, é muito crível. A forma como a câmera se põe aos personagens, com intensos e longos closes nos rostos dos mesmos, nos sufoca dentro daquele ambiente pesado.
A forma como as cores, a trilha sonora, o ambiente em si se desenvolve e diferencia nas duas linhas temporais é muito boa.
As atuações são muito boas.…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
An ultra-realistic take on the modern relationship. The story of the couple is told through flashbacks which I'm normally not a fan of but it worked well here. I didn't fully buy into the relationship of the couple - they basically fall in love after one evening of ukulele playing and dancing. The story builds-up as the characters drift apart in what they want from life. Gosling's character barely develops, he is content with being a dad (he's a great parent) and working a low-income job whereas Michelle Williams' characters is keen to progress and grow after not being able to become a doctor due to the birth of her daughter.
In my opinion, of course!
And only including films that I've seen.
Hardly in order after the top fifty.