This list is films with LGBTQI (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transexual, queer and intersex) content that I watched or will watch
The Most Powerful Man in the World
As the face of law enforcement in America for almost 50 years, J. Edgar Hoover was feared and admired, reviled and revered. But behind closed doors, he held secrets that would have destroyed his image, his career and his life.
I don't understand how anyone could see this and think that American Sniper is unambiguously endorsing Chris Kyle's view of the world. Like that film, like Jersey Boys, Eastwood here is on the side of a delusional American, but not his delusion. Perhaps contrast to Oliver Stone's Nixon, which attempts to understand its subject by building up pity for him, rather than empathy. Eastwood lets his Hoover indulge his own myths about himself, poking holes in the facade at opportune moments, while still allowing him a genuine humanity. We get Hoover as he saw himself and Hoover as he was and it's left to us to decide what to do with that which is irreconcilable.
J. Edgar Hoover is a fascinating figure in history. An egotistical tyrant, determined, pioneering and still an enigma. Clint Eastwood’s stately biopic is a film more interested in providing a potted history of his life rather than truly getting under the skin of one of the most powerful men in America. The film uses a framing device where the aged and ailing Hoover is recounting his life to a young agent, it allows the film to flash back and forth in time and it also provides the film with a highly subjective voice that neatly skirts around Hoover’s complicated personal life or his less savoury acts in his professional capacity as the head of the FBI. It’s a decidedly old…
Hoover, nobody does it like yoooooou
J. Edgar Hoover was one of the most powerful men in america. Dirty with his secretive agendas he held power spanning numerous decades. He did some good not everything he did was bad for america.
As for Clint Eastwood's take on J. Edgar it really serves as look through history in different events that brought fourth the power of the F.B.I.
losing it's focus it beats around the bush when it comes to major events and relationships.
One major positive was the performance of Leonardo DiCaprio as the titler J. Edgar Hoover in which he was outstanding being the main reason I stayed with the film.
J. Edgar ultimately left me wanting more.
How is this a bad film? Critics and audience a like gave this a lukewarm review and some even hated it. I kept away from this film because of the negative review but decided to give it a chance since I'm studying LGBT Cinema this month and the film falls under that category. Well, I liked this film. I thought it was an interesting take on closet homosexuality and how often what people fear is what is within themselves.
Hoover was according to the film a closet homosexual, taught by his mother to hate his own nature. His obsession for keeping secrets hidden makes him some what an expert in secrets and as such a good candidate to form the…
If it wasn't for Leonardo DiCaprio's superb performance, some great makeup design and some interesting story elements, J. Edgar would have fallen completely flat. That's not to say it's a bad film as it is, because it is sort of interesting and compelling. The thing that saves this movie most of all though is Leonardo DiCaprio, who gives a phenomenal performance in every respect.
For most of the runtime, this movie was completely boring and uninteresting to me. I wish this film showed more of J. Edgar's private life, rather than the stuff that didn't really matter. Obviously, Clint Eastwood knows what he's doing behind the camera, but I truly think that this movie lacks a cohesive narrative and a…
When morals decline and good men do nothing, evil flourishes. A society unwilling to learn from the past is doomed. We must never forget our history, we must never lower our guard.
Seems a bit unstructured for me.
And the masks look just creepy ... All in one a disappointment.
I liked this picture. I enjoy the time period, so easy to please me.
Pretty mainstream and, hence, supercificial biopic.
"I don't need to tell you that what determines a man's legacy is often what isn't seen."- J. Edgar Hoover
When J. Edgar first came out in 2011, I was pretty excited for it because of DiCaprio. The disappointing reviews put me off watching it. I still wanted to see it, but it wasn't a priority. Well here I am 4 years later and I finally watched it. And what do you know, I actually liked it. I can now officially say that I have seen and liked every single film Leonardo DiCaprio has been in from 2002 to now. That is one hell of run for him and the trailers for The Revenant make me think the streak will…
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This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Ωραια ταινια, βεβαια δεν πολυκαταλαβα σε τι ηθελε να επικεντρωθει, καπου χαθηκαν οι ισορροπιες αναμεσα στην επαγγελματικη και την προσωπικη ζωη. Θα ηθελα περισσοτερη εμβαθυνση στα επαγγελματικα παντως, ηταν πολυ μεγαλη η χρονικη περιοδος που καλυψε η ταινια κι αλλαξαν πολλα πραγματα. Ο Leonardo DiCaprio γιατι δεν παιρνει Οσκαρ για ολες τις ταινιες του;
This was very slow and oh my god what even. Usually I can handle slow movies but this didn't seem to go anywhere???
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