A list of films directed by women, in alphabetical order by director. To make the list manageable, I'm adding 1…
It's Christmas Eve and we are going to go celebrate being young and being alive.
Two women, one (Cameron Diaz) from America and one (Kate Winslet) from Britain, swap homes at Christmastime after bad breakups with their boyfriends. Each woman finds romance with a local man (Jude Law, Jack Black) but realizes that the imminent return home may end the relationship.
Another of the wife's picks. Oh fuck me it's awful. At least Kate Winslet kept her baps away this time. And Jack Black as a love interest,give me a fucking break.
I've never been able to extricate "myself" from writing or watching movies. This might be why I have bad taste; it is definitely why I never really wanted to be a critic. The context of all art is colored by experience - your age, your life, your wants and needs and emotional state - and rationalizations about the multitude of things that go into a movie, and into what "type" of movie, can only go so far.
Two examples: the last movie I watched was one of the best I've seen in months, Kiyoshi Kurosawa's CURE. I am writing here about Nancy Meyers' THE HOLIDAY. I am not critical of THE HOLIDAY for lacking the complex deep-focus staging of CURE,…
Is it pathetic that this is my favorite Christmas movie?
Also one of my favorite scores. Just lovely.
I wanted very much to like this, and in some aspects, it's commendable. It clearly has a very big heart, and the scope of its ambitions is impressive. The four lead performances, too, are strong.
But is there a single reason this had to be nearly 140 minutes long? There is not. The movie is a sprawling mess from start to finish. Instead of telling two small stories, Nancy Meyer's tries to tell two very big stories. Even with the bloated running time she spreads her attentions too thin, and nothing really lands. One of the major problems is that the movie constantly has two feet (one foot from each love story) planted firmly in Hollywood. Cameron Diaz's character is…
A lovely Christmas film that manages to warm your heart without being too over the top. With an excellent cast that give fairly decent performances yet with incredible chemistries, and a beautiful soundtrack consisting of Regina Spektor, this is one of the better Christmas films around, and definitely one I look forward to watching every year.
Standard chick flick that was tolerable only because of the late Eli Wallach and a blink-and-you'll-miss-it cameo by Dustin Hoffman. Of course, the main cast was as good as we expect them to be too, but there's nothing about the plot we haven't seen or heard before.
It falls flat with predictability and corny-ness, but more fool me for rewatching this in August.
The four leads are likeable and charming, which makes this film endurable. That helps.
It's not perfect by any means, but that's okay sometimes.
It felt really flat.
The acting was really weird at the beginning I felt completly out of the story and this was until the third act, something I've never experienced before I was pissed off honestly.
It's just one of those movies where you see the poster and you know what is going to happen like in the first 10 minutes, it's so predictable and honestly the plots it has are not even that interesting neither tragic.
I felt upset cause the characters are so plane and again predictable, they come to me as superficial and not interesting at all.
Another thing I couldn't understand was the humor, it was just uncomfortable specially that weird voice over that popped out…
It's somewhat charming if predictable - I found Kate Winslet's story more interesting then Cameron Diaz thanks a lot to Eli Wallach.
I like corny. I'm looking for corny in my life!!!
you can't go wrong with The Holiday during the holidays, let's be honest
probably one of the few movies in which Cameron Diaz gives it all
Nota = 5
This film is so cringy er
A list of films about filmmaking. Suggestions are more than welcome.
Documentaries (and batteries) not included.
I put the question out there on twitter and got a great response. If someone had never seen a movie…