The first 1012 films are from The 1,000 Greatest Films list, and maintain the original order. The films that follow…
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…
In which that monotonous fog horn turns all sour, Julia Roberts isn't annoying, Jude Law embraces his inner twatness with great success and Natalie Portman outacts the lot of them.
It's bitter, bleak and cynical. In short, my idea of a perfect Valentine's Day film.
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.
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the meaning of love, joy, honesty, loyalty and faith has changed and the glorious holy love of the age of innocence has been replaced by the kind of love that is more carnal, selfish and the nature of our time doesn’t…
Jude Law, Natalie Portman, Clive Owen and Julia Robert. Two intersecting love triangles. Each of them on their A Game. Closer. These are some seriously sexy motherfuckers. Thanks to this film, Jude Law takes a place on my illustrious list of man crushes, whilst Portman, who I’ve thus far only loved in one other film besides this one (Léon), only affirms her status. Closer brings some of the finest acting (ever) to the screen and has been criminally underrated therefore, even though it secured two Oscar nominations. The script stems from a play and this is noticeable, but it’s one of the few occasions where this forms absolutely no problem. The script is actually near flawless. Delivering lines like “Lying…
"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,…
It failed to make an impression.
Crying for days
I had to upgrade my earlier review from 2.5 to 3.5 stars. It was better the second time around, or I had matured to see the deeper layers or something. (first review: I was told this is better the second time aorund. Well, I am not sure what to think of it. I guess it shows how easily you can mess up your life and lifes of so many other people. Stupid is Stupid does, stupid gets caught and even more stupid braggs about it!)
This movie is certainly not a 'feel-good' romance, but its great all the same! I was really into how the characters foil one another and more importantly all basically get what they deserve. Shoutout to Natalie Portman for coming out on top in the end despite being the naive and silly character in the beginning.
It's strange because the dialogue is so smooth, so dependent on the line before and after, the way it feeds off character to character, that it feels completely unnatural and unfathomable. Then again, it's because of those same aspects that it flows so naturally. I almost hate how clever everything is and the fact that the film knows it's so egregiously clever.
A favourite. Jude Law AND Natalie Portman, killing combination.
Drammone romantico di laboratorio, soporifero nel ritmo e supponente negli intenti (indigeribili in tal senso una buona parte dei dialoghi), dove anche la regia del buon Mike Nichols naufraga miseramente in più punti. I quattro attori protagonisti fanno a gara a chi è più antipatico e spocchioso e non si crea nessuna empatia. Julia Roberts è talmente assente che sembra un fantasma dipinto.
Lixo soft porn.
This is one of those movies that I had to acquire a taste for, and I'm so glad I did... recently getting out of a long term relationship puts you in a cynical mood and makes this movie almost therapeutic, in a way. I watched it today for the third time and finally enjoyed it. I absolutely adore Alice and just root for her the entire time. The acting is great from all sides. The story is unflinchingly brutal.
Favorite bits: strip club scene with Alice and Larry (of course: both of them are so good and so is the writing), and the part where Dan is telling Alice about kissing her forehead in the cab the day he met her.
Complete list. :-(
Recently, I've become aware that certain films are able to transcend the medium by being completely self-assured in their atmospheres…