All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1167. An easy way of seeing how…
How often do you find the right person?
The Guy is a Dublin guitarist/singer-songwriter who makes a living by fixing vacuum cleaners in his Dad's Hoover repair shop by day, and singing and playing for money on the Dublin streets by night. The Girl is a Czech who plays piano when she gets a chance, and does odd jobs by day and takes care of her mom and her daughter by night.
Once is a perfect example of capturing lightning in a bottle...
I started 'Falling Slowly' for John Carney's Once the moment Glen Hansard's falsetto (like discovering Jeff Buckley or Thom Yorke all over again) and Markéta Irglová's eargasmic harmony sent chills down my spine in the films award winning soundtrack moment. This film is all about those moments that are only possible with shared experience through the power of music and the heart yearning for connection, and boy does it all play out in the right tune in this little Irish gem - a film that has somehow eluded me 'til now.
The film in all it's simple elegance is many things; a portrait of emerging raw talent, a delicate…
You ever listen to a song so beautiful and amazing that it just causes you to break down and cry?
Once has a lot of those songs.
Once is a low budget movie that tells a love story through music between a bunker/vacuum cleaner repairman and an Czech immigrant. The two find each other on the streets of Dublin. The two leads are played by real musicians Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová. Both do an outstanding job as I really liked these two characters. The story is pretty simple....but it seems very real. The music is excellent....it includes a song call Falling Slowly...which actually won an Oscar for Best Song.
What I really enjoyed about the movie is the fact that it does not follow the path of a normal love story. At first you think...."Ok these two will fall in love.....be happy.....reach an obstacle......break up.....and get…
When it comes to the perfect blend of film and song, you have to find the perfect balance between the two. One of the reasons last year's Les Miserables was so exhausting was because the music came at a constant flow. The songs normally have to be original (Moulin Rouge, my favorite musical, is the exception) because hearing rock songs we know and love isn't as touching when sung by a cover artist. But the last, and most important, key to making a great musical is making sure the songs fit into the story and movie in organic way. Usually, when somebody randomly breaks out in song in the middle of a pivotal scene, many people find it takes them…
I was supposed to see this before I went to see Begin Again but I didn't had the time. I heard a lot of people saying that this film was great but I for no special reason I had not seen it before.
One of the most beautiful and honest films I have ever seen! I was completely overwhelmed with the love and dedication that was put forth by John Carney in this little (but very big) project that manages to carry so much with so little!
Once is a very simple and heartfelt story demonstrating a huge love for music, which makes sense. A world without music would not be the same and is due to the love for…
To hell with it; I'm bumping this up to the full five stars.
This is probably the film I've watched more than any other over the last ten years. This is mainly because I lend it to people and insist on being there when they watch it, and see their face light up. It's a beautiful thing.
It is a film of simple beauty; about the redemptive power of music, making an instant connection with another person, and rediscovering the joy of being human. It is completely devoid of cynicism and is at once heartbreaking and uplifting.
The performances from Glenn Hansard and Marketa Irglova have a rough and unshowy quality being non-actors, but they convince completely. Rarely have I…
"Once" is an Irish independent movie directed by John Carney. It's a story about a street musician and a girl he meets - and they start doing music together.
I loved the rawness of the movie. I haven't watched a movie like that in a long time - It's honest, unadorned and just so ordinary!
The story is simple, the characters are simple, the making is simple (it was shot in 17 days!), the music is great - and finally a movie that isn't predictable.
It shows "dirty old Dublin" just like I experienced it myself and I also liked the fact that the two protagonists don't have names.
What I didn't enjoy that much was the athmosphere and the…
Perhaps my love of this film is a little overblown but I don't really care. Once doesn't try to be high concept or budget. Instead it takes a simple idea and translates it to screen flawlessly. The documentary style filmmaking works wonders in conveying the special message of a ordinary world made extraordinary through artistic expression. The songs convey the story so brilliantly and effictively it's impossible to not be moved. A future classic.
Still good, propelled primarily by the music... filmmaking is just above student work.
A nice little indie style film about a guy and a girl who form a bond trying to find themselves and face the fears that have been holding them back.
While not usually a fan of musicals, Once appealed because of its simple but captivating story; Guy is a busker in Ireland living with his dad but dreaming of becoming a professional musician in London and winning back his girlfriend. Girl is a pretty young woman from Czech trying to make a go of things but also loves singing and playing piano. When they meet a bond is formed and they quickly become friends, pushing each other to achieve their dreams.
Being musicians in real life meant the music part…
Simple. Effective. No Hanky-Panky.
I can't get over how much I liked this.
Wow, what an incredibly beautiful movie. And the music... simply amazing.
- A Trip to the Moon
- The Great Train Robbery
- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
- My Neighbor Totoro
- Grave of the Fireflies
- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
- For All Mankind
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Don't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
- The Racket
- 7th Heaven
- Sunrise: A Song of Two Humans
- Chang: A Drama of the Wilderness
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!