AliBouzari has written 11 reviews for films rated ★★ during 2020.

  • Unhinged

    Unhinged

    ★★

    How Crow face looks like, frowning, so outraged and implausible, I was constantly reminded of how they made fun out of him in South Park over and over again; punching everyone in the face for no reason, in that sense it kinda made me laugh. About the movie, at least it doesn't fall from action but its pretty much shit.

  • The Lost City of Z

    The Lost City of Z

    ★★

    Sorry, regardless of what it shows with all the beautiful places in nature, and a good cinematography, I didn't like this movie. It just had too simple of a plot, everything is expected, and the acting was not good.  I just can't bare to be this much not surprised.

  • Zombie for Sale

    Zombie for Sale

    ★★

    Oh no, no no no. Thanks but no thanks. It's tricky when you download Korean movies blindly. Of course, the Korean cinema has some absolute killer movies, but there are some movies that follow in the footsteps of cheesy Korean rom-com series, this is one of them, if you like them you're gonna like this one as well.

  • Game Night

    Game Night

    ★★

    How could they manage to be this dull and unfunny with a rather good cast? A real whatever script. It's not even really worth a watch imo

  • No Date, No Signature

    No Date, No Signature

    ★★

    To be honest, the movie doesn’t have much to offer, although the actors are good there’s not much room for them to maneuver with the limited dialogue. The problem with the script is that the language of each character is not really coherent with their social class, the doctor and the poor family man both speak the same language, it was truly flat. 

    Most importantly we don’t get enough story to understand how Dr. Nariman, who’s head of a forensic…

  • The Duke of Burgundy

    The Duke of Burgundy

    ★★

    It all falls out of balance, the isolated realisitic air of their relationship doesn't match the nightly dream-like sequences about butterflies flapping their wings; in all honesty, it seems forced, like the director wanted to add an edge to the movie that just wasn't there. The story is rather mundane and acting is mediocre.

  • Au Hasard Balthazar

    Au Hasard Balthazar

    ★★

    The movie didn’t emotionally involve me, I wasn’t interested in the characters. I didn’t like what the movie chose to show us and what chose not show us. Unlike most other french new wave movies I’ve watched, I had no curiosity to know what happens next. It seemed like someone from the future in a faraway land wanted to mock all the good traits of french new wave, It was over the top and not in a good way. But, still for the little good bits it had, I’ll just say it was bad, not terrible.

  • The Platform

    The Platform

    ★★

    This review may contain spoilers. I can handle the truth.

    This started off as a very promising movie, and the main character performed well, some good humor too, but the ending torched the whole movie on fire. I have nothing against open endings that welcome different interpretations. The problem is incoherency within the world it represents, it shouldn’t oppose itself like that; what I mean is everything you see is real (he might be hallucinating or dreaming but it's all in the realm of reality) right up till the last…

  • Killing Mad Dogs

    Killing Mad Dogs

    ★★

    Definitely had some good things, the camera work is very good considering the era. My biggest problem is the implausibility of the movie, language and acting style. Some utterances are horribly out of place. Of course the screenwriter/director is free to create his own world, characters can talk or act as weirdly as he wants them to, but I believe if this movie offered a more natural realistic style it would’ve been more effective, easier on the eye. And ears.

  • Green Book

    Green Book

    ★★

    It had some good acting, and the acting did well to make the movie watchable at least. The script is lazy all the way with zero creativity. Most scenes have been repeated times after times in similar movies, it doesn’t startle or interest us anymore. A page in the big collection of cliche antiracism genre.

  • A New Life

    A New Life

    ★★

    This movie just falls short. To pull off such an ambiguous hazy narration, the director had to do much more than what he did. Desperately trying to give his characters intensity, he shows us flashes of how they are, what they do, but I wasn’t interested, involved or even a little curious.