• JOHN JOHN OWEN

    ★★★★ Added by JOHN JOHN OWEN

    good

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  • Gorana

    ★★★★½ Watched by Gorana 18 Jan, 2016

    Erst mal vorweg, Miranda July, tolle Frau. Ich lerne sie zwar erst kennen, aber das was ich bisher kenne, mag ich sehr. In ihrem Film (Regie, Drehbuch, Hauptrolle) The Future geht es ganz primitiv zusammengefasst darum: SIE braucht Veränderung, sucht sich was neues, verlässt IHN, bereut es. ER hat nicht damit gerechnet, will es nicht wahrhaben. Kennt man zu Genüge, aber nicht auf die art. Miranda July schafft es diese abgedroschene Geschichte so wunderbar neu zu interpretieren und darzustellen, dass…

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  • caelink

    ★★★½ Watched by caelink 21 Nov, 2015

    How ridiculously self-serious do you have to be to hate this movie...

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  • anne_f_

    ★★ Watched by anne_f_ 05 Nov, 2015

    If this is the future none of us really want to go there. Relationship breakdowns are horrible, this film outdid the worst in its portrayal of the end (or was it? who cares?) of an relationship, whislt the cat could have been included far more effectively, and with a less odd voice. The 'relationship' between him and his new owners was wasted. This is a film that tried very hard to be strange and ambiguous, it was both, but not in a way that rewarded the viewer.

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  • zosia

    ★★★½ Watched by zosia 28 Oct, 2015

    this was so miranda july. in all the right ways

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  • Laser

    Watched by Laser 08 Oct, 2015

    “Everything would be perfect there, like a dream, but not a dream, because I would never wake up, and soon I would not even be able to remember my old life.”

    I’ve heard some good things about Miranda July's film Me and You and Everyone we Know, and to be frank I don’t know if I want to after watching her follow-up film The Future. I didn’t know much about this going in aside from the mixed reception it got…

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  • Simon Smith

    ★★★ Watched by Simon Smith 18 Oct, 2015

    Having loved Me You and Everyone We Know, I was excited to see The Future but this film comes off a bit like its trying too hard. From the whispery acting to the monotone delivery, the first half of the film is nothing much to write home about. The second half is where it gets way more interesting and starts to play with imagery, stopping time and exploring relationship paths in a similar way to something like Sliding Doors. Only…

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  • bluedionysus

    ½ Added by bluedionysus

    Absolutely self-indulgent nonsense; the least tolerable kind of pretentious drivel (and this is coming from someone who really liked Jim Jarmusch's THE LIMITS OF CONTROL). "Pretentious" and "self-indulgent" may be overused platitudes in movie-reviewing, yet they're entirely appropriate for THE FUTURE. Miranda July should stick to performance art and sculpting, since she clearly has little love for cinema. A cat narrating the film (hey, I love cats, but c'mon); inexplicable character notions and decisions; no real story of speak of;…

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  • Laser

    Watched by Laser 08 Oct, 2015 1

    Fuck You

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  • Patrick Mulcahy

    ★★★½ Watched by Patrick Mulcahy 22 Aug, 2011

    Watching sculptor-turned-author-turned-actor-writer-director Miranda July’s hyper-stylized second feature, The Future, a new word occurred to me: ‘quirksome.’ This is a mixture of quirky and irksome. The opening sets the tone as a cat (voiced by July in a guttural little girl drawl) tells us about the perils of being outside. The cat is Paw Paw, housed in an animal shelter with one wounded paw; perhaps her name should be Poor Paw or even pauper, as she otherwise has no place to…

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  • Patrick Mulcahy

    ★★★½ Rewatched by Patrick Mulcahy 05 Nov, 2011

    Watching sculptor-turned-author-turned-actor-writer-director Miranda July’s hyper-stylized second feature, The Future, a new word occurred to me: ‘quirksome.’ This is a mixture of quirky and irksome. The opening sets the tone as a cat (voiced by July in a guttural little girl drawl) tells us about the perils of being outside. The cat is Paw Paw, housed in an animal shelter with one wounded paw; perhaps her name should be Poor Paw or even pauper, as she otherwise has no place to…

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  • Jaime Rebanal

    ½ Watched by Jaime Rebanal 04 Oct, 2015

    How to make a movie to piss me off in five simple steps:

    1. Show off how oh so quirky you try to be, to a point that you soon become so desperate to fit in with the "it crowd" in the way a specific group of American indie features attempt to do so (not naming names, but there are some within this area I genuinely like, such as Wes Anderson's or Noah Baumbach's films).

    2. Succumb so much to…

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