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!
ik zet die in mijn watchlist want ik wil hem nog is zien
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
A very good film with the lovely Ryan Gosling, which depicts a couple who went from being seriously in love to trapping each other in a loveless marriage with a child they both love very much.
Dean (Gosling) wants to keep to their promise they made and stick things through. Cindy (Michelle Williams), however feels nothing more for the marriage and seems repulsed by her husband.
It puts to me the interesting issue of when is it advisble to stop? When it hurts? But if you leave straight away then maybe you prevent yourself from getting to something better?
The two obviously needed space and the relationship wasn't making either of them good people.
Dean does interestingly comment, however, that…
A heartbreaking and brutal account of how people can fall both in and out of love, with two fantastic performances from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams. I liked this better than The Place Beyond the Pines, which tried to do much the same thing with a crime saga, but here the juxtapositions between their romance in the past in idealistic grainy film stock and their bitter separation in HD clarity is truly devastating and powerful, especially since the performers are equally convincing in both. This is a powerful, explicit tragedy and it could make for a goof argument to never fall in love, given how starkly and uncompromisingly it is depicted here in all it's passion, pains and sacrifices. I'm glad to have seen it, but I don't think this will be one I'll be revisiting for a very long time, if at all. You've been warned.
While sometimes heavy-handed, Blue Valentine is a powerful, emotional, and riveting story of the rise and fall of love and marriage carried by wonderful performances from leads Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams.
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Derek Cianfrance has crafted one of the most brilliant studies of doomed love I have ever seen. Painfully realistic and brutal, "Blue Valentine" is an unforgettable film on all levels.
Michelle Williams and Ryan Gosling are so believable in their roles that I almost forgot I was watching a movie. Cianfrance never falls back on the normal broken heart movie cliches.
This is no chick flick. Nor is it a romantic film. This is bare bones presentation of two people who try to make their marriage work. The challenges that they face are more related to their mutually-shared damages.
Michelle Williams does an incredible job of making her character, who, in most actors' hands would have seemed cruel or petty,…
everyone wants James Dean until society and responsibility take hold... poor gosling...
bonus points on the firework ending, for my $$ a perfect piece of art
This movie is weird in a beautiful way.
It will make you stop for a second and question aspects like: relationship, sacrifice and full commitment.
There is nothing wrong with the movie. it was well thought of and crafted in a way for multiple viewing, to understand the point of view of both lead characters.
Best performance by Ryan Gosling since Half Nelson.
But the real star here is Michelle Williams.
Does marriage fuck up good relationships or do high expectations?
This movie really fucked me up. Such a depressing little masterpiece.
Derek Cianfrance destoyed my life completely and I think I never will be able to love again. Perfect movie for a lonely sunday evening.
So in nearly future I will watch Derek Cianfrance's "A Place Beyond the Pines" too. Hopefully it will revive my heart.
Combined the average ratings (Critic's & Users) from IMDb, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, and then weighted and tweaked the results…
In my opinion, of course!
And only including films that I've seen.
Hardly in order after the top fifty.