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!
This gets my heart racing every single time. Oh, the soundtrack is just perfect.
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…
As I write this, I am typing faster than I've ever typed before. Why? Because I feel like I just chugged pure adrenaline.
This movie is sort of what you'd get if you put Groundhog Day, Slacker, and a Tarantino movie into a blender, added 20 teaspoons of cocaine, and injected it into a cheetah. Moreso than any other film I've seen, this one gives the impression of speed and racing against time (and life, for that matter).
I instantly loved this movie. This is the kind of thing I want to make. In time, this has the potential to become one of my all-time favorites.
Now, if you'll excuse me, I have 50 gigawatts of internal energy to expend.
Thrice the entertainment in one single movie. # Brilliant
I'm not quite sure if Tom Tykwer quite knew the full potential of this film. Don't get me wrong, it is quite the trip, with evocative style five years ahead of its time and a story that goes beyond its gimmick, giving you fully realized characters worth caring about. But it doesn't quite step into the lengths it could easily have gone, and never faced the consequences brought on with the rules of the world (like with the gun safety). Still, it shocked me how personal and character-driven this high-concept film is, and definitely deserves to be celebrated.
I first watched this movie during my senior year of High School in my German IV class. Still only able to understand phrases and of the language slowly spoken phrases, the movie resonated very well.
Based around the idea of how small interactions and mistakes in the course of daily life can lead to dire consequences (think chaos theory on smaller scale).
The start of the movie immediately jumps into the action of the based all around Lola's boyfriend leaving his bag full of dru money on a train whilst going to meet his dealer to deliver. Lola is phoned by the boyfriend begging her to help him find the money in approximately 30 minutes. From this point in the story, the road diverges into three parts each with differing outcomes. Beautifully shot with a movie score that fits in very well. Non-stop thrill ride.
Zaljubila sam se u kameru i režiju, da ne govorim i u soundtrack. Napetica i nabrijavanje. Falilo mi je nešto takvo :)
Like having adrenhaline injected into your spine. Breathless, imaginative (I maintain that this is within a whisker of being a superhero film; Lola rolls back time twice and breaks a casino through sheer willpower) and fantastically constructed. Plus Franka Potente is splendid in every single way.
The safety catch puts a big, stupid grin on my face every single time. Masterful.
Watching this movie is the equivalent of cinematic crack. Lots of films before and since have tried using an MTV-style of direction and editing and story-telling throughout a feature-length movie. Only this one has succeeded.
It's fun, breathless and audacious - hell, it just tells the same story three different times! But it's not only surface gloss; the theme of fate and coincidence and the fact of a second or two here or there could alter your life forever, is quite profound.
The movie uses a techno beat, animation, delirious tracking shots and an attractive cast to shoot you through the barrel of a movie master's gun. I dare you to turn this on and not keep watching.
Fast-paced and thrilling.
A very intense and fast-paced thriller that was entertaining from star to finish. A very good film.
- 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…
- Pulp Fiction
- Fight Club
- The Big Lebowski
1. PULP FICTION (1994) by Quentin Tarantino
IMDb: 9.0 | RT: 94% || Points: 3405 | Peak: #1 (27x) |…