AliBouzari has written 28 reviews for films rated ★★★ .

  • Win Win

    Win Win

    ★★★

    This movie doesn't have anything to blow you away, the simple story is rather conventional, and you know what's gonna happen more or less, but that doesn't mean it wasn't worth watching. I like to watch everything Paul Giamatti is in, I believe you understand the sentiment, I love the guy, and he was good. But Amy Ryan was better than good, although the role didn't need that much acting, she seemed effortless, and kinda reminded me of her brilliant performance in Gone Baby Gone; and Alex Schaffer, it was my first time watching him in a movie, and boy do I like to see more!

  • Daddy Longlegs

    Daddy Longlegs

    ★★★

    I took the Safdie brothers journey a little bit backwards, first it was Good Time, tremendous acting, amazing score, it got me all wet and ready so I got fucked away by Uncut Gems, a really phenomenal piece of art, full stars. Afterwards. I went for Heaven Knows What, just like Good Time, it deserved 4/5 stars, because of the absolutely creative music, painfully realistic story, and some high calibre acting. Overall, I have to say there's some new brothers…

  • After Hours

    After Hours

    ★★★

    After seeing Paul, all soaked and anxious, a stranger utters: “It must be full moon tonight” as an elaborate little nod to “An American Werewolf in London”, and he’s not far off, putting aside Griffin Dunne who played in both movies, this movie shares the same chaotic rather surrealistic themes, of course there’s nothing supernatural like a werewolf, but it was rather surrealistic in its depiction of Paul’s bad luck, as he faces trouble after trouble all in the same night. …

  • Holiday

    Holiday

    ★★★

    I gotta say I have never ever seen a sex scene like that! Really? How? As a director what's the exact conversation that leads to your actors preparing for that? Maybe in some highly erotic French movies of decades past I had witnessed something similar. The shocking sex scene aside, the movie isn’t afraid to take its time which is somewhat a pleasant feature of European movies, once something happens it's brutal enough to eat up all your attention.

    Thanks…

  • Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

    Adam Sandler: 100% Fresh

    ★★★

    I really do like Adam Sandler, even back when I was a kid and watched all those corny romcoms, I find the guy amusing; And this was exactly that, amusing! but not very funny. I wanted to get a couple of real laughs. He's an honest performer, doesn't try too much which I appreciate; but and there is a but, he really really should stop laughing in the middle of his jokes and songs, that seriously threw me off, you might say he's being himself, I say he has to cut down on that.

  • Resolution

    Resolution

    ★★★

    This low-budget movie has a subtle exploration of genres, it caught me off guard a couple of times. The script is very good which for a low-budget movie is a must. The dialogue is personal and detailed, the conversation with the strange french guy goes on about the concept of repetition to the interpretation of reflections.
    I found the addicted guy's acting to be very interesting and funny at times. Without the help of a good score, the movie felt quiet and flat in an awkward way. Overall, it was good enought for me to make me wanna try other movies from the same directors.

  • Funny Games

    Funny Games

    ★★★

    Definitely more intense and more serious than Funny Games (2007) or Funny Games US but not as exciting. Arno Frisch, who also plays in Benny's Video is the best among the four actors in giving off the right vibes for the situation, he's most sincere when asking the victims of these funny games to be polite, and he's really funny when he keeps calling his accomplice fatty, although every time he says it's the last time.
    The movies are virtually identical, does anyone know why Haneke made two of the same thing?

  • The Mist

    The Mist

    ★★★

    This is one weird ass movie, and I liked it. The storyline lacks any real notable features, the characters' reaction is unplausible, the VFX is seriously weak because it was a low budget movie, the acting is not very good except for Thomas Jane, whom I believe is a very underrated actor.
    It was unplausible in the sense that what characters did was not justifiable by shock or by stupidity (premature suicides for example), anyways what matters is the end…

  • The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    The Miseducation of Cameron Post

    ★★★

    It was actually a well-made movie, aware of what it was, didn’t try to be more which is very comforting. Camera work is good and the acting is acceptable.

  • Primal Fear

    Primal Fear

    ★★★

    This was a very good movie in it’s own genre of court-room thrillers which is not one of my favorites. But, then again, this was amusing for the most part. What stands out is Edward Norton’s immaculate gift of wits, he is a very talented actor of course but more than that he’s just super-smart; the way he went about portraying this character to us was just flawless.

  • Made in Britain

    Made in Britain

    ★★★

    Never seen the young Tim Roth in action, and even back then he was as intense and captivating, the way he walks, his facial expressions, how he utters every word, he surely leaves a mark.

  • The Hunt

    The Hunt

    ★★★

    The leading role, badass chick, drags the movie kicking and screaming from mediocrity to good. The final fighting scene was very well-crafted.