AliBouzari has written 35 reviews for films rated ★★★½ .

  • Red Rocket

    Red Rocket

    ★★★½

    I had watched four of Sean Baker movies and I'm really not a fan, I'm the opposite. But I still gave him a try fifth time, I don't regret it. This movie seems more serious than to be labelled comedy in anyway. In fact the raw atmosphere of chaos that baker creates is just brilliant, a family that is all out of sorts but is functional as well, mother and daughter that are doing some pretty heavy drugs together, what…

  • Memories of Matsuko

    Memories of Matsuko

    ★★★½

    The saying goes: You can't go very wrong watching a Japanese movie.
    And its almost always true.
    The saying is mine obviously.

  • Pleasure

    Pleasure

    ★★★½

    What a breath of fresh air, looked gorgeous. And this movie definitely made me feel and think a lot; That's why I suggest you watch it. Also I suggest you don't watch if you've had trauma of the same kind, this is heavy stuff. I have big biases when it comes to Porn because I really love sex, even rough sex but I can't deny I have issues with all that is known as Porn.


    The reality is, the act…

  • Prozac Nation

    Prozac Nation

    ★★★½

    It really does help, pills like Prozac provide with a little wiggle room so you can try to exercise some control over yourself, maybe find a good pattern and keep it up after you quit using the said drug. But also tho movie is about that special death-wish that we all, how it manifests differently for each of us, for her, our little crazy girl, it's just a little too much so it really takes her to some dark places.

  • Gold

    Gold

    ★★★½

    This movie is barely watched by you guys in letterboxd, so I felt like introducing it to you. The narrative and the isolated desert setting reminded me so much of The Rover (2014), of course, the first role in that movie is played by Robert Pattinson, which is in no way in the same league as Zack, but still for what its for Zack has improved a whole lot. And it's always good when good-looking actors start to act better.…

  • Hot Summer Nights

    Hot Summer Nights

    ★★★½

    I realize some would dismiss this as being any good and not even call it descent. Why? Because its cheesy romance-friendship triangle trick is simply old, and all the repetitive boring themes that were fully exploited in something like “Romeo Juliet (1996)” are dominant in this picture, the progress of the story is nothing specially neither; so these are the reasons why you don't like it. Why do I like it? It had a good pace, it had one stunning Maika Monroe, and most importantly it had Timothee! And boy he can carry, carry the whole movie to something interesting

  • No Time to Die

    No Time to Die

    ★★★½

    Two words: HOT STUFF

  • Paddleton

    Paddleton

    ★★★½

    This is one of the movies I've filrted for a while before I actually sat down to watch it. Because even few scenes is enough for me to intuitively know I'm faced with a gloomy dramatic story so I rather not see it; specially now that I'm so down myself. But curiosity wins, I watched it and it broke my heart. Again and again... Maybe there was humor in it somewhere, about the weird relationship of these two men, but…

  • Boss Level

    Boss Level

    ★★★½

    The screenplay was actually creative except for the main idea of the movie that has been done over and over again in different movies, but it didn't bother me much. Frank Grillo handles being the lead role very well and boy is he hot! The action scenes are well-shot and I enjoyed the whole experience of watching this movie as a thriller, I would have given it four stars if the last twenty minutes didn't drag like it did.

  • Wrath of Man

    Wrath of Man

    ★★★½

    Guy Ritchie is good when he tries hard, and he has tried hard for this one. I never thought I could see Statham this serious, this dark, but he is, and he pulls it off. Although there’s not much humor to go around, even with all the she instead of he jokes, and the gay jokes, all are futile attempts at comedy but that doesn't matter much as this movie creates lots of intensity, and that's where it excells, so…

  • The Frog

    The Frog

    ★★★½

    The Frog lacks in the acting department, the main roles played by Saber Abar, Navdi Mohammadzade, and Sahar Dolatshahi are void of any chemistry, they are not in touch with their characters and the world of people around them. It's just pure random acting with no real effort/result; On the other hand, actors with less experience or less important roles deliever much better performances. 
    The script is weak in writing appropriate dialogues, in fact, three of characters speak the same…

  • Love on the Run

    Love on the Run

    ★★★½

    There’s something about Antoine that makes me feel eternally nostalgic, he takes it in, he absorbs everything, simply put, he's full of life. Even as an adult Antoine is still the same free-spirited spontaneous nonchalant person he was as a teenager. The women he's been intimate with criticize him on this and that, and actually, Antoine is the least judgmental of them all, but he doesn't care what other people think, if he wants to hop on a train and explore something, he does just that with little respect to the consequences.