All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. 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…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
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…
Surely Brokeback Mountain is more than some gay cowboy movie? With Ang Lee directing and committed performances from Heath Ledger and Jake Gyllenhaal with supporting roles from Michelle Williams and Anne Hathaway not only is Brokeback Mountain more than a mere gay movie, it's a damn good movie.
This isn't even a gay movie, but then again, I'm not sure a film such as this can be defined by a word used to describe sexuality. It's not heterosexual; nor essentially bisexual - but it is a love story regardless. A damn good one at that, with its exploration of masculinity being dignified and more complex than films more revered.
With this film, a lot have quickly dismissed it as a…
"They'll be there 'til the day they die."
You don't find movies that are as well rounded as Brokeback Mountain everyday. Great script, great acting, GREAT cinematography, powerful score and very fine direction which captures the sparsity not only of the landscape but of the characters' lives. I found myself focusing too hard on the happenings, which is when I realized it's not a dense film. Nor does it need to be.
I think I've seen this movie differently every single time I've witnessed it. Either way, I've always found it to be one of the saddest movies ever. No movie captures the feeling of death or loss like Brokeback Mountain does. And the great thing is that Brokeback isn't…
Whether you're straight or gay, take away the controversy from the time of its release and you're simply left with a near perfect romance movie.
One quote from the DVD is a gay moviegoer saying "Finally, we have our Gone with the Wind."
That kinda sums it up.
Stellar cast, just stellar. Michelle Williams, does she ONLY play characters that are tough to sympathize with?
Cuz the whole time I just wish Ennis would leave her rather than lie to her.
Heath Ledger, goddammit man. The range on that guy was incredible. THIS... and then he plays the best Joker. What the hell is that?! :)
Ant Lee another range-filled man. The movie he made before this was... Hulk. Again... what the @&$%?!
If you haven't seen the movie in a while, I hadn't seen it since 2007, check it out again.
A great tale of romance. Lee manages to give it some very deliberate pacing, telling a story as it unfolds over decades. The central romance is very compelling, because it is so different from what we are used to seeing in film. The almost wordless way this relationship is conveyed only adds to that special quality the romance has.
It was nice to watch this film some years later - it holds up nicely and remains one of the most gorgeous and heartbreaking love stories ever put on screen. I still think the greatest Oscar tragedy is this losing Best Picture to Crash. Shakespeare in Love over Saving Private Ryan is a close second.
I was crying before the film started
I was crying during the film
I was crying after the credits rolled
I DON'T THINK I'M EVER GOING TO BE OKAY
I wish I knew how to quit you.
I have friends who won't see this movie calling it "a gay film". In an interview with Martin Scorsese, Roger Ebert said something to the effect of "anyone who tells me I won't see movies about ____topic are idiots. Movies are not about a topic, they are about so much more…" Maybe he's right…
This movie is amazing to me for many reasons. Heath Ledger is a force and Jake Gyllenhaal is a perfect counter point to his rage and frustration. Michelle Williams, Anne Hathaway (very small roles which is probably why I always forget they are in the film) are great, the score by Gustavo Santaolalla is beautiful but in the end what I think about are the lead characters suffering.
This movie ages. Whether it does so well or worse, I'm not sure, but I don't respond to Ennis and Jack the way I once did.
It never occurred to me how uneducated Ennis is (which of course makes him so much sexier), or how his aversion to a public life with Jack is motivated more by fear than personal reluctance. That fear creeps inward as well, keeping him warily withdrawn from being in anyone's life, or indeed improving his own.
Jack, meanwhile, becomes less sympathetic with each return, but tragically so for how desperately he must settle for less than Ennis. At times his and Ennis' romance can feel a bit soft core, evidence of how it's two straight…
One of my favorite film. One of the most beautiful love story. A pure love, born in a wonderful setting.
Both actors play their roles perfectly. This film is a perfect mix of passion and tragedy.
- 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
- The Rules of the Game
- Tokyo Story
Another year, another update. 2012 List can be found here.
The following is a really extensive and great list of…