Abbas Kiarostami's final film is one of the most interesting artistic creations that I've ever seen. There's nothing else like it. In any capacity, that I know of. The guy spent his entire filmmaking career testing the limits and boundaries of cinema so I guess It shouldn't be a surprise that his final film would be something that takes the ultimate step into experimental cinema. What happens after a picture is taken? What happens after a painting is finished? What…
Currently this film holds a rating of 13% on Rotten Tomatoes and If there was ever a solid reason for not taking that site and that system seriously, that's it. Because Uptown Girls is not only a terrific film but It's incredibly mature and It handles some extremely difficult topics with both dignity and sincerity. And despite the apparent cult following that It seems to have picked up over the years, It absolutely deserves more love than It's gotten. Even…
Take The Intouchables, subtract the terrific performances, replace the heartwarming yet sincere chemistry between François Cluzet and Omar Sy with cheap humour and stereotypical back and forth charmless behaviour and add a bit of that generic American award begging feeling that Hollywood never seems to get sick of…
And then you have The Upside. A film that panders towards the people in the world that think films are only worth watching If they're in English.
I'd be lying If I said I didn't consider walking out halfway through.