Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
If you believe in love at first sight, you never stop looking.
Set in contemporary London, a story of passion, drama, love, and abandonment involving four strangers--their chance meetings, instant attractions and casual betrayals.
This might actually be the most brutally honest and unapologetic film I have ever seen. The dialogues are sharp as knife and they just cut through you. It is true that the truth sometimes hurts. When the truth is bitter and something that we do not want to know, it hurts like fucking hell.
I must admit that this is not a film which everyone would like. Films everyone likes would be average, crowd pleasers. That is why everyone likes it. But there are love hate films like these, where the amount of liking that some have would almost dwindle the amount of liking that the entire audience has for a film which looks good to everybody.
I loved it…
There have been countless movies about the nature of human relationships but few of them has been as skeptic and cynical as Closer. Mike Nichol’s movie digs deep into the nature of attachment and closeness and tries to find an answer to a question which seems unanswerable: Why should we suffer so much when we love someone else? Aren’t we supposed to enjoy love?
Closer shows that in the 21st century the meaning of love, joy, honesty, loyalty and faith has changed and the glorious holy love of the age of innocence has been replaced by the kind of love that is more carnal, selfish and the nature of our time doesn’t…
This movie had me at that very first scene. Natalie gracefully sweeping through the London with her blue hair while Damien Rice sings "I can't take my eyes off of you". This movie is a tough blow to a romantic soul. Thankfully, I'm a realist and a somewhat depressive so it played out in the most delightfully gritty, raw, and painful way.
Okay, I'll be honest here, guys. I've come down with THE worst cold this evening and right now I just want to give Closer half a star because somewhere in my mind I hold it responsible for my illness.
But I'll try to be as fair as I possibly can although I do just want to write, "Four miserable arseholes fall in and out of love with each other at the drop of a hat and ruin my fucking evening in the process."
Actually, I stand by the first half of that sentence because that's what this film is. I'm sure others have dug deeper and found something more meaningful and I'm…
"Why isn't love enough?" ~ Alice
Here's a story as simple as boy meets girl. Boy falls for girl. Boy meets other girl. Boy falls for other girl but she initially dismisses him. Boy lures other boy to meet other girl. Other boy falls for other girl. Other girl marries other boy but keeps boy on the side. "Why isn't love enough?" asks girl. Other girl wants to leave other boy. Boy thinks he's home free with other girl and dumps girl. Other boy has some ideas of his own. "I'm a caveman," other boy admits. Girl meets other boy. Other girl decides to stay with other boy. Boy has a confrontation with other boy. Boy meets girl again. Boy,…
Had another Snow Day today, which meant it was another day it was too fucking cold to go outside so that means another day to stay inside and watch films and tv shows (and get ready for season 7 premiere of Psych!!!).
But for now, I'll get a little closer with Closer (see what I did there?).
SLIGHT SPOILER AHEAD
The only thing that ever really bugged me about this film was how just before Anna told Larry she was sleeping with Dan, Larry came out and said he cheated on Anna one time while in New York. It's hard to sympathize with him and he was being a great husband before that and I wish the film stuck with…
This is so heartbreaking. Makes me ill.
Muy cruda,demasiado a veces.
Beautifully sad, brutally real.
Apaixonada por esse filme... *-*
Hated this movie in so many ways. Alice is the only good thing in this movie. Totally overrated.
The December Challenge 2014: Film 4
Director: Mike Nichols
Screenwriter: Patrick Marber
Based on the stage play of the same name by Patrick Marber
Cast: Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Julia Roberts & Clive Owen
Runtime: 104 min // Certificate: 15
Even without the Mike Nichols connection, Who’s Afraid of Virginia Woolf hangs over Closer at every turn. Based on a play, the film follows four people - two men and two women - whose lives intertwine in a calculated and devastating web of deceit, lies and paranoia that slowly but surely consumes them to the point of obsession. Each individual character is loathsome on their own terms, but stick them in a complex love-rectangle and you’re left with little more than…
Language feels like a play adaptation (which it is). Stilted, but quite good in parts. Love descriptive, enunciated dialogue.
The MVP in this film has to be Patrick Marber. The screenwriter, from the opening pieces of dialogue, fashions exchanges that draw blood from the participants. "You've ruined my life," one character says. "You'll get over it," is the reply they receive. The dialogue is not even close to naturalistic, but it is raw and exciting, and a large reason to why "Closer" stands apart and above other "battle-of-the-sexes" film.
Of course, director Mike Nichols does incredible work here. Even this brilliant screenplay has its drawbacks, when being adapted from Marber's own stage play. Some exchanges clock in at a startingly long amount of time, and Nichols never makes it feel stagey. He focuses on lingering close-ups and bringing out…
It is not a simple ro-com film. You actually need to pay attention to the plot and what is going on inside these four people's lives.
Sometimes, it is confusing because it jumps so fast that you miss lots of details. It is also a deep film that talks about "what is love" and basic instincts of human beings. Worth a time to check it out.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- About Last Night...
- The Accidental Tourist
- Across the Universe
Every film Roger Ebert has given a four-star rating. This is an ongoing project.
- The Last Word
- Ruby Sparks
- Stranger Than Fiction
- Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
I have this weird fetish for movies about writers. I love all of them, good or bad.
Please help me…