All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
Love is a force of nature.
Brokeback Mountain is an Ang Lee film about two modern day cowboys who meet on a shepherding job in the summer of ’63. The two share a raw and powerful summer together that turns into a life long relationship conflicting with the lives they are supposed to live.
I'd resisted watching this for years for two reasons 1. being nominated for so many Oscars I was worried it would be overwrought Oscar-bait and 2. Ang Lee (of course if someone had reminded me Michelle Williams was in it, I would have watched it ages ago). It turns out worry number one was completely unwarranted as the film was emotionally heartfelt and beautifully subtle in not only its writing and performances, but also in its directing, which brings me back to concern number two. After Life of Pi and now Brokeback I think I can officially stop worrying about Lee as a director. It's not as if I completely hated the guy, but I just found most of his…
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Strong Performances - Heath Ledger
Review In A Nutshell:
Brokeback Mountain is the life story of two men who have built a relationship with each other in Brokeback Mountain. Their story spans up to 20 years, showing us both the beauty and heartbreak in their relationship.
I have heard a lot of things about this film, many simply say this was that "gay cowboy movie" while others remark it as the "deserving winner of the 2006 Academy Awards"; it was beaten by Paul Haggis' Crash, which I have yet seen. It was rare for me to hear anything negative about this film, and the ones who did watch it and cringed at the subject matter, still managed…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Where I truly began falling in love with Anne Hathaway...
Oh yeah, this happens to be an incredible, heartbreaking, extraordinarily acted film, too.
Some random thoughts for this particular on-the-verge-of-delirium 5:30 A.M. 'review':
I saw it once before, many years ago, and loved it then as well. It's a shame, this film got so much shit in my school that I felt like I couldn't even tell people I had seen it. It's disgraceful that a story of two people of the same sex, falling in love with each other, can be ridiculed so much.
I always viewed it like this: who cares? Really, what does it matter if someone feels that way? How does it effect a person's well-being…
Ang Lee's Brokeback Mountain is one of those films I've had on my watchlist for just about forever, and I'm so glad I finally got around to it. Set in the mountain region of the USA, the film is heart-breaking in its essence, but its romantic tale, with strong performances from Ledger and Gyllenhaal, make this more than just that "gay cowboy love story".
Brokeback Mountain has been argued about its depiction of men falling in love, whether they're bisexual or gay or neither. Their identities are complex - Jack and Ennis never truly recognise themselves as "queer" as such - but rather, despite their marriages and children - their attraction, both physically and emotionally, goes beyond any type of…
It doesn't matter who loves who.... What matters is how much of love there is between two people and the pain they experience on losing them. You might be the "straightest" person but this will still touch your heart and stay there. Heath ledger's face says it all in the end. The ending kills you..... It just kills you inside man.
I was struck by how beautiful this movie was, both in its story and in its cinematography. I already knew most of the beats of the movie, but that didn't diminish its impact on me. I actually wasn't really paying full attention throughout (more a reflection of my state of mind than of the movie itself), but somehow I was still moved to tears at the end. Jake Gyllenhal and Heath Ledger brought excellently nuanced complexity to Jack and Ennis. They are two men who love each other, yet who are unable to live with that love.
Brokeback mountain - a gorgeous, massive mountain that fills most of the frame - leaves its impact on the entire film. It serves…
im ded this movie killed me
"I wish I knew how to quit you"
I must admit, I had my hesitations with this film. At times I can be resistant to pushing myself outside of my comfort zone, but what I didn't expect from this film was the little pushing that it actually did and how relatable the film is. Yes, the topic of the film may be a bit controversial to some, but underneath the "gay cowboy" plot, lies a story of two people who fall in love but are unable to be together. Two people who have found each other against all odds, and yet are torn apart by the standards of those that simply do not understand acceptance. That is where the heartbreak lies in this films. It is no wonder…
I'm no bleeding heart liberal, but this film made me feel so sad for the protagonists. I can't imagine how desperate it must be to live your life in such denial. A very well made film, it flowed really well and the segues from one era to the next were seamless. Great (and brave) acting across the board, and a feeling of sadness and dread never far away. Not my type of film, but was well worth watching.
Everything was fine until Gyllenhaal had a mustache.
Powerful and thought provoking. Strong performances and direction.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
- Citizen Kane
- 2001: A Space Odyssey
- Tokyo Story
- The Rules of the Game