Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Shoot first. Sightsee later.
Ray and Ken, two hit men, are in Bruges, Belgium, waiting for their next mission. While they are there they have time to think and discuss their previous assignment. When the mission is revealed to Ken, it is not what he expected.
What a conversation between Harry and Ken would sound like if they were talking about some lame person who doesn't like this movie:
Harry: So he's having a really nice time watching In Bruges?
Ken: Well, I'm having a really nice time watching In Bruges. I'm not sure it's really his cup of tea.
Harry: (Stunned silence) What?
Ken: You know... I'm not sure it's really his thing.
Harry: What do you mean it's not really his thing? What's that supposed to mean? It's not really his thing... What the fuck is that supposed to mean?
Ken: Nothing, Harry.
Harry: But it's a masterpiece, isn't it? How can a masterpiece not be somebody's fucking thing? The brilliant fucking dialogue, the perfect fucking casting, the wonderful fucking blend of the most hilarious dark humor with spine-tingling drama and character development... how can that not be somebody's fucking thing? How can that be?
The only film where you will witness Madeye Moody and Voldemort sit in a bar and call each other cunts.
Part of the Buddy the Elf Challenge.
The Belgian tour operator who must've bribed Martin McDonagh when he was conceptualising this film is probably benefiting greatly from it now. This bizarre gangster road trip put Bruges on the map with its simple story of three hitmen in a pickle. Following a messy slip-up, criminals Ray and Ken find themselves in Belgium awaiting orders from their boss Harry. We soon learn that when Harry says wait that's exactly what everyone does and it gives Colin Farrell plenty of time to show us how effectively he can throw his toys out of the pram.
Had Tarantino or Guy Ritchie got their paws on this script it would've been either irritating or offensive.…
Pure fucking brilliance. Everything fucking works. Fucking humour, fucking emotions, fucking Ralph fucking Fiennes is the fucking best fucking ever.
"You're an inanimate fuckin' object!"
I cannot get over that line. It's so fucking good.
Martin McDonagh’s debut feature is a profane black comedy about those two perennial Catholic obsessions - guilt and sin. Two foul-mouthed Irish hitmen are sent to Bruges following a botched job and ordered to wait there until they receive further instructions. The film’s chief success comes in this brilliantly realised central pairing that is a perfect marriage between script and performance.
Colin Farrell plays the grief stricken, Ray - a cocksure and frequently inappropriate Jack the lad who made a grave mistake during his one and only hit. Ray, like practically every other character that finds themselves stuck in Bruges, isn’t particularly nice yet his natural Irish charm and sense of morality (albeit a warped one) make him an interesting,…
2 things will happen after you watch this movie:
1: You will want to go to Bruges and see the swans and the medieval shit
2: Your urge to call people "fookin coonts" will dramatically rise.
If you haven't seen this dark comedy criminal masterpiece yet, I would advise you to close this review and try to get on that as soon as possible. I watched an unhealthy amount of movies today, but quotes from this one keep floating through my brain. I saw this movie a couple years ago and though it was alright. I think it's one of those movies that will keep getting better and better every time I watch it. Hey, not every film clicks with…
After watching Fargo for the first time, I really struggled to figure out exactly how I stood on the film. Sure, I could appreciate it, but I wasn't fully aware of why it was considered such a phenomenal film by so many. I didn't feel like I got it. As I've found to be the case with just about every Coen brothers' film, a rewatch exposed me to a number of ideas and themes I didn't pick up on as well the first time through. I suddenly understood the tone of the film. It clicked, and Fargo became one of my favorite films.
So with In Bruges, I find myself in sort of a similar place. I know this film…
I don't think I've ever liked Colin Ferrell so much in a movie. Rarely has someone acting childish ever been realized in such a, well, childlike way, pose, intonation, sulkiness and all. He's somehow very endearing on top of it. Think, all this time looking at the movie poster, I assumed his character was just cold or something.
Brendan Gleeson's even better as a surprisingly good-natured, avuncular killer. If you want someone to mentor you on your path of death, it should be him.
The script is quite funny and zips along in a splendid rhythm. Everyone--well, mostly Ralph Fiennes, but he's not the only one--makes a meal of their profanities and novel insults. While I sometimes felt the film…
Ray needs to buy some new shirts.
My favorite Christmas movie, next to Die Hard!
Having heard such great reviews, I was excited to start this one. Went in fairly blind as to what to expect, but ended up very pleased.
I must admit I had a bit of trepidation at the start of the film, as the mood and dialogue took a bit to "click" for me. Ray initially came off as close to a stereotypical man-child from a romantic comedy. In particular, his initial run in with Chloe left me worried that his character was too cool and carefree, and that their relationship would have little novelty. Luckily, I was turned around on this by the end, and majorly turned around on my view of the film as a whole.
After seeing Ray's…
Amazing film. The script is brilliant, the characters are fascinating, and darkly comedic tone is just perfect. Honestly, with this and Seven Psychopaths, Martin Mcdonagh is probably the best new director out there. This is really something unique and special that I haven't seen the likes of before. Truly one hell of a film.
The best Christmas-ish film. And as good a chance as any for me to shamelessly self-promote this gobbet from an essay I wrote about the function of Bruges' architecture on Farrell's psyche: 'In relation to the omnipresent themes of Catholicism, the otherworldly, tranquil and paradoxically claustrophobic aura of Bruges can be interpreted as a metaphor for purgatory, existing in the uncanny space between a shithole and a fairytale.'
"If I was retarded and grew up on a farm, it would impress me. But I wasn't, and it doesn't."
I saw a movie many years ago a first film that I thought showed great promise, about a group of criminals preparing to execute a heist. It was a fascinating movie, filled with very fine acting, a great twisty story, and a fine bitter aftertaste: it really felt like it was on to something about the real darkness lurking in the crime film genre. The movie was called RESERVOIR DOGS, and I couldn't wait to see what the director/writer would do next. Since then, of course, Quentin Tarantino hasn't really progressed: the genuine darkness of DOGS was replaced with the…
Im Canadian. No I did not kill John Lennon.
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
- There Will Be Blood
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Mulholland Drive
- Children of Men
- No Country for Old Men
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IMDb: 8.1 | RT: 91% || Points: 2110 | Peak:…
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
- Lilya 4-Ever
- Life Is Beautiful
- Dancer in the Dark
My five hundred favorite films (1940-2014)