AliBouzari has written 13 reviews for films rated ★★★★½ .

  • Nowhere

    Nowhere

    ★★★★½

    Some movies just have the perfect flow, don't they? Nowhere is a dreamy fever of modern America, what teenagers could be up to on a hot night, maybe a little exaggerated at times, but it flies by so who cares.
    The narration is quite interesting, it consists of all these little stories that don't necessarily reach specific conclusions, and arent specifically connected, the narration is the best thing about the movie, helps make an intense movie rather impersonal because it…

  • Italian Spiderman

    Italian Spiderman

    ★★★★½

    This movie has been sitting in my watchlist for a good while now because I couldn't find it anywhere. But then there it was, on YouTube!
    I imagined what kind of humor the movie could possibly exibit and boy I wasn't far off. To sum up the humor: a rather chubby spiderman is fighting off endless number of flying snakes as they get into his face but he's just using one of his hands to fight them as he is still holding a cigarette in his other hand, smoking it too.

  • La Belle Noiseuse

    La Belle Noiseuse

    ★★★★½

    This was my second viewing of this movie with more to come. The atmosphere gets quite hot and heavy as the painter tries to bend and break, deform, reform, melt and recreate the model’s body. Not only body, but the mind as well, they are so desperately interconnected after all. Even before they start she knows what she's in for; but she can't resist it, she, like most women, craves that unknown mysterious place, a place which in this case…

  • The French Dispatch

    The French Dispatch

    ★★★★½

    I started watching French Dispatch not knowing who the director was, it was just this new movie with lots of stars on the poster but 5 mins in, the style is so sublime and particular that you know this is a Wes Anderson's work, almost instantly. Kinda like how you know you're watching a Woody Allen when the main dude is undecisive push-over. 
    French Dispatch, is Anderson’s most personal work as he reveals more of his opinions about some social/political…

  • Dead or Alive

    Dead or Alive

    ★★★★½

    Now I've seen it all, Takashi, you freak. When Miike is good, he is something else for me, takes me away like no piece of art ever could. Although it's surprising how he changes his style from movie to movie, there are some things you can probably expect watching his movies, Miike aimes to break your expectations and suppositions about plot-developement, confuse you beyond comprehension so you can barely guess a characters next move, and probably gross you out by…

  • Beau Travail

    Beau Travail

    ★★★★½

    First of all, it should be noted that so many great movies were impossible to be made without the presence of one Dennis Lavant, the physical prowess, the infinite artistic capacities, and indeed his rather peculiar appearance makes him one of the most iconic actors ever.
    The story of jealousy in a group of soldiers appears to be a simple enough of an idea, but how it's presented just takes your breath away; I could honestly say it was dissimilar…

  • Pontypool

    Pontypool

    ★★★★½

    I have watched this absolute marvel of Cinema a couple of times, enjoyed it every time. I enjoy it just a touch more because it was made on a low-budget. Pontypool keep a very decent pace, and masterfully involves you in the mystery because of unexpectedly it starts to scare you; but the horror has some humor to it a well. The cast is amazing all around but boy that Stephen McHattie, he's something else, I believe he somehow manages…

  • Brother

    Brother

    ★★★★½

    I have been through quite a few Takeshi films in the last couple of months. Except two or three mediocre ones, they've been all good. The humor is always enjoyable, and boy have I seen shitloads of cut-off fingers of all shapes and sizes.

    This, for me, is the best Takeshi Kitano film. It has richer dialogue, variety of characters with more personality, and some real sparks in the acting department. The brutality just clicked for me, it was the right amount. Finally in this film, he uses the score efficiently to go with the picture.

  • High Life

    High Life

    ★★★★½

    I watched this movie yesterday, and it keeps coming back to me, I think about how beautiful every shot was, the color and framing is spectacular for most of the movie, it comes back to me the way “It follows”, ”Blade Runner 2046”, and “Only God Forgives” come back to haunt me once in a while.

    Pattinson has become stronger as an actor year after year, to imagine the range of characters he has pulled off in the last couple…

  • Napoleon Dynamite

    Napoleon Dynamite

    ★★★★½

    Most Jared Hess movies I watched after Napoleon Dynamite pale in comparison, and they are still good. It’s the pinnacle of indie comedy cinema, the juxtaposition of characters and how they pull it off is a true bliss. It doesn’t overcook the characters, they could exist just as they’re presented in their natural habitat. The camera shows us the mountainous landscape of Idaho as Napoleon stands with some very weird people eating and drinking everything made with eggs, the flies…

  • It Follows

    It Follows

    ★★★★½

    The obscurity of the source of fear makes a horror movie more intimidating and daunting, but story and the acting has to back it up by creating the right atmosphere, this movie is the perfect execution of this. The colors and lights through out are chic and beautiful, it helps set the perfect tone to drift us further into the tension. Camera angles are masterful in most of the scenes, very creative work.

  • Velvet Buzzsaw

    Velvet Buzzsaw

    ★★★★½

    It gave me the chills so many times my skin literally hurts; gripping, unsettling, ruthless, shocking. Next level on every level, an exceptionally unique work of art. It doesn’t try to define itself within an specific genre, it has a genre of its own, all lines between real and fantasy are blurred masterfully. I can only blabber and speak in tongues, now that it’s finished I finally breathe but still feel rather haunted by the immense intensity that creeps underneath every moment of this picture. It shouldn’t go unnoticed that Gyllenhaal plays a key part in setting the tone. Brilliant performance.