All the films from all the editions, including those subsequently removed, presently totalling 1154. An easy way of seeing how…
Run Lola Run
Every second of every day you're faced with a decision that can change your life.
Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manny. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. She has 20 minutes to raise this amount and meet Manny. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run.
The December Challenge: Film 10
What if I told you that I knew of a film that explores the battle between free will and determinism, deconstructs both luck and chance as two very distinct concepts, examines the effects of chaos theory, and briefly flirts with the supernatural, all in an accessible and highly entertaining way? What if I then told you that said film accomplished all of these things, and much more, within a running time that falls just shy of 75 minutes? If you’ve never seen Run Lola Run before, you’d either think me a liar or mad. Whilst the second of those accusations may well be true, that is nothing more than coincidence because the film I’ve…
This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.
Gets better everytime. At only 75 minutes it truly is "all killer no filler".
Oh my days.
Why have I only just watched this?!?
It's literally been in my possession in an unofficial 'to watch' pile for about 2 years and something I've been meaning to watch since '99. Why on earth didn't I get more proactive?!
Anyway, I've finally watched and I love it. It's vibrant, fast, unbelievably 90s European in tone, doesn't outstay its welcome at just 80 minutes and plays out like a video game with its numerous attempts at getting Lola to Manni safely.
I like the mishmash of bold styles from the director; cartoon, polariod snaps detailing secondary characters possible lives, dual screens etc all accompanied to a cracking score. Franka Potente is amazing and watching her run, for a bloke, is a bit of a joy. She has a lovely bum!
After nearly drowning in the trendiness of this picture when it was first released, I decided to go back and give it another look. It’s definitely a movie that values style over substance, but the story is much more interesting than I remembered. It’s enough to keep you wanting to wind through the plot. And wind you will.
15 years ago this was a film people talked about in the same awed tones that people had talked about Pulp Fiction a few years earlier, the way that people talk about films like Memento or Inception. And it really was a brilliant and simple idea.
It dropped on America like a bomb and took over where Danny Boyle's early work left…
This gets my heart racing every single time. Oh, the soundtrack is just perfect.
A very intense and fast-paced thriller that was entertaining from star to finish. A very good film.
As a purely creative, theoretical enterprise, this is a staggering, remarkable achievement, a film that's by turns hectic and careful, a mark of great energy and passion. But as a vision of narrative artistry, it earns only an indifferent shrug. Its screech-halty vision of deterministic life, crossing mob-movie tension with a young woman's plain verve, is slung in a coy place somewhere between those two extremes.
We're given not one linear story, but a single premise (Lola needs to deliver 100,000 marks to her boyfriend to save his life) and three 20-minute possibilities for the resulting journey. I like how the main plot departs, in different ways, from these main stories -- eg., in big dramatic moments, like discovering a…
Run Lola Run was a unique, atmospheric film that managed to hold my attention despite the reoccurring scenes that could have easily driven me to boredom. Though the stylistic choices weren't for me, they worked well with the movie. However, the visual snapshots of strangers and cartoon scenes created a very specific world and presence for the characters in this film that I enjoyed. It often felt like my own mind, where I am constantly imagining different ways something could go and it depicted a world of possibilities in a fun, imaginative way.
Fantastic! It reminds me of Groundhog Day in that it's based on the butterfly effect - how tiny changes in one point in time can result in large differences later on - but unlike Groundhog Day, Run Lola Run is fast-paced and gripping. The plot line is really clever and there's a lot of attention to detail, cinematography-wise there's lots of cool stuff going on and the characters are all original, interesting, and believable. Definitely going in my favourites list!
Clever, different, interesting. Some wonderful cinematography, great techno music pulsing to the running sequences and a film that's not afraid of being entirely different stylistically.
A surprisingly fun film, in the tradition of 'whatif'. Lola must race against time to help her boyfriend recover money he lost - money that belongs to gang members. The film plays out 3 different scenarios, all to do with what-if she reached this part earlier, or later. It starts out a bit weird, but you definitely get caught up in it as it gets going.
If one of you read this, and later watch this film then it made its point.
This is high energy, exceptionally shot and vivid art.
The locations are each incredible too, lots of great shapes and architecture which isn't just pleasing on the eye but also plays a part in the film.
★★★★ = Very good
This is a hugely entertaining, humorous and exhaustingly-paced German thriller from writer/director Tom Tykwer, starring Franka Potente – of The Bourne film series fame.
The innovative visual style using several different filming techniques, the palpable sense of urgency, the pulsating techno score and an array of unique characters makes Run Lola Run an incredibly fun and exciting experience.
Short reviews on high quality films. No spoilers.
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- The Birth of a Nation
- Les Vampires
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- Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen
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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…
- Pulp Fiction
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1. PULP FICTION (1994) by Quentin Tarantino
IMDb: 9.0 | RT: 94% || Points: 3405 | Peak: #1 (27x) |…