Every film that has ever been nominated for an Academy Award in any category. Enjoy!
Vicky Cristina Barcelona
Life is the ultimate work of art
Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture.
Major European city + a story about love = Woody Allen production. The former part of the equation is Barcelona, the latter part consists of the two females mentioned in the film’s title and the charismatic Spanish painter Juan Antonio - played by Rebecca Hall, Scarlett Johansson and Javier Bardem respectively. It’s a typical Woody Allen fantasy about two women with opposing views on love who end up in a love triangle/rectangle, mostly to convey an unoriginal story arc, but simultaneously attractive enough in terms of acting and little twist and turns to keep it all exciting enough to transcend mere doctors drama. Those peaks are continuously interrupted by a lacklustre monotonous narrator who sounds like he’s directly citing a…
My dear Boxd’s friends for this film I have only 3 things to say:
SCARLETT JOHANSSON IS fucking hot
REBECCA HALL IS fucking hot
PENÉLOPE CRUZ IS fucking hot
Sorry, my friends but is just only I had to say about. I love you, Woody Allen, for give me such relief in this pleasant night.XOXO.-
LETTER TO MY 18-year-old self, by the present almost 21 y-old William:
I don't know you haven't delete it this review, despite an period you have deleted all your bad reviews, but I know why! Is one of your most liked review, you wrote in a period of joy and happiness, was happier to do, done after the film watch! The film is wonderful, very.…
A light-toned, sun swept drama about love, relationships, and which types of both cause true dolor, Woody Allen's "Vicky Cristina Barcelona" is a charming, provocative, and completely Allen-esque meditation on the things that make women and men tick, cheat, and feel. The film is well-shot, well-written, well-acted, and strangely unaffecting. Still, its inability to ever seriously heat up should not be held against it, as the film is a completely solid endeavor.
On summer holiday in Barcelona, Americans, Vicky and Cristina, weave their ways through a number of romantic and artistic misadventures mostly involving a swarthily handsome Spaniard played by Javier Bardem. The dialogue is rich, the narrative is compelling, and both exude the kind of lightly intellectual, academically conscious,…
Glib and carelessly-imagined ode to privilege. I tried to ignore my distaste for the superficial artsiness of the characters, but after the scene where the blonde girl decided it would be kicks to go to a slummy-looking neighborhood and photograph sex-workers I just couldn't. Esp. when the SW were all "Hello, American Lady Woman! We love you! Come taste the wines and cheeses of my village!"
Art is one thing, lifestyle-pimping is another.
javier bardem: I wanna fly you to this place for the weekend and then we make love
me, already packing: sure lets go
Woody Allen really loves Europe. First Barcelona, then Paris, then Rome. Incredible. Barcelona is absolutely gorgeous in this movie. The characters are gorgeous as well. Scarlett Johansson, Rebecca Hall, Penelope Cruz. Javier Bardem is a really lucky man! This movie was really magical. It is based around the characters, and that's what I love about it. There is no real plot, but I really love the way Allen plays with the interesting characters. Javier Bardem's acting really impressed me, and so did the 3 girls, who are all gorgeous. Thank you, Woody Allen. I hope you make movies till you are a hundred.
i love the 3 free thinkers
Chigurh got bitches
I always thought Javier Bardem was an odd choice to play a part normally filled by Woody Allen or a stand in and while Javier Bardem is a solid actor in anything he's in he'll never be able to pull off nebbish.
Woody gets around that by Giving both of Hulks girlfriends the neuroses instead, with that inversion, the competent carefree bohemian man and the neurotic stammering women it's sort of a fresh take on the formula he's done about 50 times now.
Chronic dissatisfaction, that's what you have.
Cinta yang romantis itu adalah cinta yang tidak utuh dan tidak sempurna. Begitu kata film ini. Uniknya, film ini memberikan pandangan bahwa kehadiran orang ketiga akan membuat cinta bertahan. Aneh gak sih? Or maybe this is actually true???
Kali ini Scarlett adu akting sama aktris favoritku yang lain, Penelope Cruz. Udah gitu ini film karyanya Woody Allen pula!!! But this time he didn't appear on the screen.
Eh, Scarlett sama Penelope beradegan kissing loh di sini. Tapi bentar sih. Penelope lucu banget. Dia jadi wanita paranoid and so insecured. Kerjaannya ngamuk terus, but I couldn't stop laughing coz she's so funny with her Spanish accent. Oh, kayaknya hubungan Penelope sama Javier Bardem berawal di sini, deh. They're just perfect couple.…
I've just given up on this Woody Allen movie which received a very respectable 82% on Rotten Tomatoes. What the hell is wrong with these bloody critics.
First of all, the voiceover narration. Why, oh why? I mean seriously, what idiot decided that it would be a good idea to have an annoying bloke tell us in voiceover that one of the characters is moved by spanish guitar music. We can tell! She's sitting there listening to spanish guitar music and looking enthralled by it. This can be said about pretty much every bit of voiceover narration I've seen in the movie. We don't need it, it's just irritating. Stop it!
First thing we are told is that one of…
me @ myself when i watch a w**dy *ll*n movie and actually enjoy it: I WAS ROOTING FOR YOU WE WERE ALL ROOTING FOR YOU HOW DARE YOU
Penélope Cruz made this whole movie.
Didn't like this as much upon rewatch. It's not whimsy like other Allen fare. It's not really a thriller. It's more like woe-is-me white people upset because they don't want to live the life in which you have to own a yacht and go to France for two weeks "to think things through" at the drop of a hat.
Some good performances but nothing much of interest in here anymore for me.
Movies about/starring women. I originally started this list just as a reference for myself, but hopefully others will find it…
my favorite voices, inspired by andi