A movie hasn't frightened me this way in a long, long time. I couldn't sleep after I finished it... I was rolling around in my bed until six in the morning. It really makes someone as (relatively) young as myself - I'm twenty years old - scared of the future, marriage, commitment, society. There are so many layers to this film, and different ways of interpreting it; if I wanted to spend hours analyzing each scene in the film, I…
as dull as it is ugly. think I'm gonna have kids *just* so I can refuse to show them CG animation. that's a good reason, right?
a nice message for kids that deviates from the traditional mold, but when that message is as simple and staid as it is here, that's not much of a plus. there's something very cowardly about how few risks these movies take in bulldozing a rich legacy of beautiful, morally complex animation. woof. happy new year.
that "for the first time in forever" bit sure is catchy, but josh gad's snowman that you were all raving about? what? no.
"I was born when she kissed me, I died when she left me, I lived a few weeks while she loved me."
of course, but so many other immortal lines here. one of the rawest films the studio system ever produced.
Scenes from a Noir Marriage
or as Netflix might categorize it: "existential romance"
this is what we talk about when we talk about Bogart.
poor Ray & Grahame... i thought those crazy kids were gonna make it.
“I am like a Spanish Conquistador. Recently, I’ve learned of untold riches hidden deep in the Americas.”
So Kumiko (Rinko Kikuchi), a peculiar 29-year-old clerk who shares a decomposing Tokyo apartment with her pet rabbit Bunzo, confesses to the nonplussed security guard of her local library after she’s attempted to steal a book of maps. The “untold riches” to which Kumiko refers are the unclaimed bricks of prop cash that – towards the end of the seminal 1996 film “Fargo”…
death by cuteness.
have i ever ranted about how soulless CG has completely corrupted modern animation? there's more life and warmth in this film's poster than in all of FROZEN.
i only wish the middle bit where they're becoming friends ran longer. and also the beginning bits and ending bits and basically i think this movie should have been 4 hours long released in 2 volumes and then extended cuts for berlin & cannes.
Early last October, a 14-year-old boy with autism named Avonte Oquendo ran away from his Queens elementary school. Within several days, his was the most recognizable face in New York, the missing poster bearing his half-smile suddenly as ubiquitous across the five boroughs as the Yankees logo. Avonte’s mother told the police that her son, who was incapable of speech, could navigate the subway system, and his photo was soon taped to support beams in each one of the city’s…
i mean, what's not to love? Maggie Cheung... Christopher Doyle as a horny English teacher!?
relentlessly melodramatic romance that touches upon the chinese diaspora and the frustrated upward mobility of mainlanders vs. their hong kong counterparts and also touches about MAGGIE CHEUNG. i mean... the best. Leon Lai is, comparatively, a chore and a half. wasn't expecting this to go where it went (geographically, at least), but the tinny synth vibes pay off, and the romance is believable (and oddly relatable) even when it isn't.
i don't even want to see the restoration. hilariously flubbed subtitles and the soft haze of VHS brings this to life.
Even though The Sure Thing came out 4 years before Say Anything..., this John Cusack as the oddball intellectual underachiever trying to get the girl he has already placed firmly on a pedestal is just so old and tired. I am sure that if I watched The Sure Thing before Say Anything..., I would have felt as though Cusack had finally perfected the character he is often typecast as, because the latter is the better movie.
At one point in…
Film Challenge: 1/8 On Your Shame List
I'm sorry, 2001.
It's not you, it's me.
My aversion to your genre has kept me away from you for a while. I figured you were a good introduction to it, but I guess I was also afraid I wouldn't like you as much as I hoped. Alas, I was correct. I know what I've given you is considered fairly decent, four of the allotted five stars, but I also know that you're…
So great. So, so great. Ozon serves up such a complex and rich role, and Rampling works absolute wonders with it. And then there's the boutique pleasure of seeing a film in which an older actress gets a whole universe of things to do, instead of showing up for 15 minutes as the two-dimensional mom.
A fantastic police procedural! The passion, obsession and frustration felt by those whom were dedicated to solving this case was captured so eloquently on-screen that I literally felt as if I had walked in their shoes! A compelling and gut wrenching experience I won't soon forget!
I honestly feel those whose lives, marriages or careers were destroyed were ultimately unrecognized victims of Zodiac!
My one and only complaint is there is no Pay Off! Everything built up to an expected…