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.
”It’s you I love.”
Two non-professional actors. A few heartfelt songs and a budget of just 112,000$. That’s all director John Carney needs to construct a miraculous collection of human emotions that tend to break your heart or uplift you depending on how you like to connect with the characters and the overall atmosphere of the film. With its unimaginable simplicity Once reaches the heights that many movies so desperately try to achieve with multi million dollar budgets, fake superstars and childlishly deformed stories of romance yet fail. Carney’s film manages to portray the most fundamental yet at the same time most profound emotions of us human beings and then through the magic of music transfers those earnest feelings into…
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…
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…
Musicals don't come much more low-key than this, planted in the everyday mundane routines of people just getting by. Yet such an earnest approach feels far more rewarding than the typical starry-eyed love story evoked in song. None of the romance so crucial to elevating both the songs and drama is missing because of the setting, rather the two elements are enhanced because of it.
John Carney effectively replicated the same formula for his latest film Begin Again with limited success but here, without the stars and any sort of fuss, the heart worn on its sleeve is pumping ten to the dozen. The film was shot in less than three weeks and it shows but not for a moment…
Su mayor virtud es probablemente esa sensación de espontaneidad que emana en todo momento. Es natural, fresca y tiene mucha verdad. La música es agradable y establece un interesante simil entre la forja de una relación y la creación del arte, en este caso, temas musicales.
Too much feels to make a decent review. Will get back to you later.
Well I expected I would like it, but to be frank I loved it.
It was different, ignoring convention and just delivering a story without much thought to structure and just moving each step within the bounds of the music.
Moving, touching, made my skin shiver in places and heartbreaking in the final scene.
Do NOT watch this when you're feeling down - all the songs are in bloody minor!
I wanted to love it, but honestly, other than the music and singing, this movie was bland. Rudimentary camera work that served no purpose for being so, and the acting was not acting at all.
But the music.....gotta love John Carney films for that.
We may be poor in life and spirit. Our hearts must have broken many times, all the good things are good memories now. But what keeps us going are the people who matter in our life, a job which we hate, and a hope which hopes for good. And then one day you meet someone... It's not about love, it's not about friendship, it's not about sex or money or anything. It's just that feeling wanting to be with that person because then life starts to feel better, and you change for good. In short the movie way… You start sounding good, and your guitar tunes well.
That's how I felt after watching Once. Loved it. Goes straight in the most favorites.
In its own subdued, mellow way, Once is one of the most deeply touching films I’ve seen, a must-see for anyone who has ever been transported by the power and passion of music. Smart and funny as it is sweet, Once relates the story of a boy, a girl, a vacuum cleaner, and the songs that bring them together. There is enough emotional growth depicted in the film to satisfy several lifetimes, and the music is so rich, so evocative, so satisfying, it moved me to tears. It is such a small, modest film, deceptively simple, yet still a complex meditation on relationships and culture, a film suffused with aching truth and beauty. Most movies have music, and some movies are musicals, but I’ve never seen a film combine the two with the grace and pure eloquence of Once.
Great 60-90 min films (for those days when you just don't have the energy to watch a 3 hour masterpiece)
Doesn't the title of the list explain it well enough? This is a list of 200+ quality "short" films. Easy…
Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!