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…
Thanks to a genius screenplay and extraordinary acting performances, Blue Valentine is one of the most genuine and authentic films I have ever seen.
From writer/director Derek Cianfrance, this film is a glimpse into a relationship between the two lead characters. Dean (Ryan Gosling) and Cindy (Michelle Williams) are a married couple who are struggling to stay connected. As we watch their marriage crumble right before our eyes, we are presented with different flashback scenes chronicling the beginning of their relationship when things were exciting and fresh. When the couple goes for a weekend getaway at a hotel, things reach an all-time low, leaving them both to question whether or not the magic is still there.
Ryan Gosling is one…
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.
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…
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…
This is such a hard movie to sit through. I almost didn't attend today's screening because I just didn't want to see these people hurt each other again. The music is incredible (Grizzly Bear is incredible), and Gosling's rendition of "You Always Hurt The One You Love" is absolutely heartbreaking every single time.
Guys, I finally watched a Ryan Gosling film.
ryan gosling's character = why you should never date a scorpio
My brother and I once had an arguement where he insisted Ryan Gosling wasn't a good actor. In other news, my brother is an idiot.
One of the most depressing films I have ever seen. That said, its really well acted.
This is something raw. I'm unable to phrase exactly why it is that I love it so much, so I'll try to list off a few reasons that come to mind. The acting. Michele Williams and Ryan Gosling both give tour de force performances, never hesitating to bring real and unnerving emotion to the screen. The story. Blue Valentine traverses new territories of love and loss. It's gargantuan. The cohesion. This film comes together in such a brilliant way. There is no weak link, as each storyline plays into the larger tale with equal force and magnitude. Everything is beautiful.
I think Ryan Gosling is a pretty good actor and really liked his performance in "Lars and the Real Girl". I can see that he's acting his heart out in this role, as is Michelle Williams as the corresponding female protagonist. I am inclined to blame the movie's failings on script and direction, since that's generally the best bet and I certainly didn't get the impression that the acting was holding this back. The problem I had was that I just did not understand the characters.
It didn't help when getting started that the movie transitions between past and present in such a subtle way that it's barely noticeable. As such, when Michelle Williams' character bumps into an old friend…
Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams give excellent performances in a challenging movie about abuse and relationships.
It hurts so good
In my opinion, of course!
And only including films that I've seen.
Hardly in order after the top fifty.