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…
Even on rewatch, I still consider this one of the best musicals of the past several decades. I concede that some parts (like, say, the 15-20 minutes of the movie after the bus ride) don't quite work as well for me now, but the opening song, the "Falling Slowly" sequence and the "When Your Mind's Made Up" sequence are still glorious.
Also, the Blu-Ray is great. I'm used to seeing this film on smeary video, but the Blu is surprisingly clear.
Sweet, charming, gorgeous
Little film that is both sad
Perfection. This gentle and moving script brings together these exceptional actors who make this film seem so real. But lets be honest despite how good all of that is this film has nothing to acting, it has everything to do with the music and the music is perfect. The music moves the story along at a fast pace, it give you all the emotion you could ever handle and within the time of one song can give you an idea of the entire backstory of these characters.
Ive seen many rumours about who they were going to cast as 'Guy' including Cillian Murphy, he might have been great but the decision instead to cast the songwriter Glen Hansard, an acting…
I assume this piece of tripe is called Once because no one has ever rewatched it.
Made on a budget of only $160,000, Once is the most involving and wonderfully entertaining musical I have seen. Its beauty is in its simplicity, being a tale of love and the towering power of music. It's a movie that makes you feel for the characters through song. Falling Slowly, as performed on screen by Glen Hansard, brought tears to my eyes. Once is one of the best musicals I've seen, and is truly a remarkable motion picture.
The dynamics between the two leads are as moving and powerful as the songs they play throughout the film. I love how this films explores the power of music. About how a simple little song can deeply touch us and even change us. This film takes that big idea and simplifies it. It's a tiny movie with a huge heart and it wears it on it's sleeve through the emotionally raw songs that move its plot along.
Interesting to see a musical that's so sort of steadfastly "indie", from the steadicam through to having the actors also write the songs to the songs themselves arising in realistic situations. O the verisimilitude! (Although they do stuff it up once - there's a disembodied harmony vocal line in one song, which I personally found completely outrageous. Haha.)
Although it's not my kind of music, I enjoyed the film enough and cared about what happened next, so... tick?
I liked the songs but every time we were between songs I was like "when are we going to have more songs?" No drama, just a series of problems that have instant solutions.
Me ha sorprendido. Creía que era una romanticada típica, pero resulta que nada de eso. Es tan real (en el sentido de que no idealiza conceptos) y tan "simple" que me ha extrañado, más para bien que para mal. Visualmente sí que está un poco pegada, no es muy virtuosa con la cámara -a no ser que sea queriendo- salvando un par de momentos. Pero no es ningún problema pues sus profundas canciones originales hacen la delicia de esta producción y que se te pasen sus defectos. Todo esto propicia que la hora y media escasa que dura se pasé enseguida, he pasado un buen rato.
- 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!