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.
Hoover, nobody does it like yoooooou
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…
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…
Hoover, nobody does it like yoooooou
HORRID...just when Clint started to lose it
Seriously? The make up was so bad, I just knew it won't get any better than two.
It's so hard to explain how the director not firing the make up artist right away because the whole story-plot and the movie is actually brilliant and the idea of Leonardo DiCaprio team-mate with Armie Hammer was just brilliant.
It's such a big loss for a great directed-movie with the worst make up artist department.
- Leonardo DiCaprio como de costume se entrega de alma e corpo
- triste pensar que existem pessoas que se dedicam exclusivamente ao trabalho desse jeito
- maquiagem realmente exagerada na velhice dos personagens
- Hoover acompanhou 8 presidentes americanos!
- Judi Dench como mãe controladora e Naomi Watts como secretária submissa e fiel
Baffling choices surrounded by interesting ones
Regulators mount up
One of Leonardo DiCaprio's best performance, I think. A very good film showing the life and career of the founder of the FBI, J. Edgar Hoover. One of my favorite biographical films.
I don't really know what to make of this. I thought that Leo and Armie Hammer did a good job leading the movie, but for a Biopic this just felt like rampant speculation throughout. The best moments of the film were when J. Edgar was speaking in front of the congressional hearing or his one on one interactions with Clyde Tolson. Looking at the struggles that he faced not being able to be who he truly was proved to be powerful moments for Leo and Armie. However overall this film is more about old wives tales...which may or may not be true...but a biopic that lacks even basic credibility makes for a hard sell with the audience and can come…
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