• Matthew Lingo

    ★★★½ Watched by Matthew Lingo 21 Nov, 2014

    This review reportedly contains spoilers. I can handle the truth.

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  • Lee Towler

    ★★★½ Watched by Lee Towler 21 Nov, 2014

    Ang Lee is someone who has progressively and unnoticeably impressed me as a versatile filmmaker throughout exploring his catalogue. So far I have seen Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (one of my favourites!), Hulk, Lust Caution, Taking Woodstock, Life of Pi and now his family drama The Ice Storm.

    For the most part he's a pretty stellar filmmaker, I even like his experimental approach to Hulk. The only film of his I dislike really being his hippy comedy Taking Woodstock that…

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  • 'Becca'lise

    ★★★★½ Rewatched by 'Becca'lise 20 Nov, 2014

    So devastating and so beautiful.

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  • Brennnan

    ★★★★½ Added by Brennnan 2

    Mad Men before Mad Men.

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  • Zarja99

    ★★★½ Watched by Zarja99 13 Nov, 2014

    Ang Lee is a director that can pull off many different genres and he doesn't disappoint with this one. Set in the 70s in suburban Connecticut this family drama cuts between the lives of two neighbouring couples and their children, each searching for their own form of escape.

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  • Sven Rump

    ★★★★★ Watched by Sven Rump 25 Oct, 2014 2

    A darkly comic and brilliantly written - as well as acted - take on seventies American suburbia during and/or around the era of Nixon's downfall.

    Ang Lee's The Ice Storm is a brilliant piece of work that is a expertly structured story revolving around the Thanksgiving holiday that always needs to be happy but so often really isn't.

    The story, which really is more of a canvas for a wide range of emotions and actions to be displayed by all…

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  • Carlos

    ★★★★ Added by Carlos

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  • Cameron Wayne Johnson

    ★★★ Watched by Cameron Wayne Johnson 18 Oct, 2014

    "The Ice Storm Cometh"! Man, this is an awesome title, so maybe Ang Lee is finally embracing his Chinese roots and doing an honest-to-goodness martial arts action film... right? I guess someone saw "Ride with the Devil" after all, and figured that Lee was capable of doing action films like "Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon", because he's always done these kind of intimate, human dramas, even when he had to start appealing to the ignorant Americans. You Brits had your turn…

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  • feedingbrett

    ★★★★ Watched by feedingbrett 14 Oct, 2014 2

    Included In Lists:
    Criterion Collection - #426

    Review In A Nutshell:

    Thrice now, Ang Lee has struck me in places I never knew existed; first with Life of Pi, then with Brokeback Mountain, now with The Ice Storm. I am now going to provide in this entry a thorough review, as this is another one of those films that I need time and another viewing to fully appreciate its narrative and thematic intentions; everywhere I look during The Ice Storm's…

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  • John Parker Royal

    Watched by John Parker Royal 12 Oct, 2014

    I've stopped giving stars but this film deserves every star.

    I have one complaint about this film. Literally one. Ask anyone who knows me and they'll tell you that never happens. The complaint is this: rarely does a voice-over contribute to a film, especially in non-"genre" films. The short voice-over at the beginning is totally unnecessarily. I can think of numerous ways to communicate this same information. But it's not such a big deal. It's done and forgotten about.

    Besides…

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  • MsStackattack

    ★★★★ Watched by MsStackattack 08 Oct, 2014

    Cohabiting with strangers.

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  • Joe DiCanio

    ★★★½ Watched by Joe DiCanio 30 Mar, 2014

    Rating: B

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