François Truffaut's first feature, The 400 Blows, is a deeply personal film. Truffaut unsentimentally re-creates his own childhood through the eyes of his cinematic counterpart Antoine Doinel (Jean-Pierre Léaud). Through Antoine we see the difficulties of Truffaut's childhood. Oppressive teachers, aloof parents, and petty crime were all apart of Truffaut's young life. Apparently things turned out alright though, because he became one of Europe's most brilliant auteurs.
The 400 Blows, a film I'd never heard of until I joined Letterboxd,…
"Gentlemen, you had my curiousity. But now, you have my attention."
Quentin Tarantino has had my attention since the very first time I saw Pulp Fiction. It was the first film I ever saw where one of the first words that came to mind was masterpiece! It was my first Tarantino, I've seen everything he's directed since and I've been impressed every damn time. In my opinion he simply doesn't make bad films.
So with everything I said…
Looper is easily the best film I've seen this year! I loved everything about it! I was in awe from start to finish. The directing, performances, and plot are all top notch. Pierce Gagnon pratical steals the show as Cid with the best child performance I've seen since Haley Joel Osment in The Sixth Sense. I teared up at one point because I was so happy with what I was seeing. I can't recommend this film highly enough and I think most people will love it.