When it comes to the Dardenne brother's Two Days, One Night, I just wasn't feeling it. I didn't dislike it per se, it's just I felt the dialogue got too repetitive and the story wasn't very believable. Marion Cotillard's character Sandra, literally spends the majority of the film trying to convince co-workers to give up their bonuses to save her job. I just don't see that as a very likely scenario.
The Ron Says: Give it a shot. Most people seem to like it a lot more than I did.
Finally got around to completing Peter Jackson's second trilogy set in middle earth. It was more spectacle than anything else, but it served it's purpose and The Hobbit: Battle of the Five Armies was a fitting enough end to the trilogy. I never expected The Hobbit films to be as good as the LOTR films, and to no one's surprise they weren't. Much like the original Star Wars trilogy, there's a reason why they made those films first. The stories were simply better.
The Ron Says: See it.
"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 basically 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.