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.
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…
What a beautiful story.
I adore Michelle Williams, she has such a realistic sense of being, she doesn't even have to try and get the audiences attention, she just is herself and she is easily lovable. Ryan Gosling is always such a beautiful watch, he carries himself so strongly and he really puts himself out there for the audience, to make you feel.
This story shows how a relationship, is absolutely care-free in the beginning, how everything is just...so easy, loving someone, getting to know someone, having fun with someone, is just so easy. But then you get older and you get married and everything starts to get complicated and things can just easily fall apart. People fall out of…
Before Sunrise and Before Midnight meshed together. Kind of...
The film focuses on two periods of time, one showing how Cindy and Dean fall for each other and the other one showing their collapsing marriage several years later. Scenes from each period are juxtaposed and intermingled, contrasting the joyous and innocent beginning of their relationship with what might be the cheerless end of it, clouded by problems, loss of affection and worn-out spell of love.
The acting from Ryan Gosling and Michelle Williams is top notch, bringing gravitas to their characters and relationship. The direction from Derek Cianfrance is assured, using hand-held camera and long takes to provide an immediate and realistic look inside this story. It's a bit more dramatic than the Before films but the performances and direction keep it together with ease.
I should've just watched The Vow again.
The two performances within this film are simply insurmountable. I know I'm not in uncharted territory in bringing this to attention, however you just cant talk about this picture without focusing on the actors. They are the film - perpetually in focus - perpetually out of control.
Never has a scene hit me so hard as watching Dean fleetingly throw his wedding ring aside - only to immediately regret his decision and start desperately trying and locate its whereabouts. It just floored me - The words 'I want a divorce' have never been delivered with such resilience or seemed so real or so permanent.
The cinematography is also excellent, applying a grainy blue haze atop the screen, perfectly setting the…
Gosling's good; I guess.
A disintegrating love story about a couple who probably shouldn't have been together in the first place. This film is very well acted and directed but it's slow-moving and fails to engage at times. It wasn't the powerful experience that I expected it to be either, although I feel like this story will stick with me for a little while.
An honest and realistic portrayal of what a relationship is. More importantly, what love is. Pain and regret.
Ever since I watched this movie for the first time in October I have loved it more and more. It is probably the most 'real' movie I have ever seen. The dialogue is true and perfect, and extremely well written. Every line seems to be taken from the real life of two people. The film is perfectly intimate and has heart at every turn. It is sad and tragic and at the same time romantic and sweet. Blue Valentine is an incredibly true, tragic, and real romance and is one of my favorites of the type.
ow my heart :(
"You always hurt the one you Love"
Intenso e cruel assim é esta História de amor...
In the end I did enjoy this but as I was watching the movie I kept thinking why is the Michelle Williams character being so hard on the guy? He has a job that he's happy with. He loves his kid and his wife but she's unsatisfied. In the end it's story about a woman who's a bar raiser.
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