Dude Rates Movies

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Game Night
B
John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein — 2018
Jason Bateman, Rachel McAdams, Kyle Chandler
Sunday 13 May 2018 AD

A refreshing nice little comedy. Perfect for a light-weight screening with friends or family or beer.

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A Separation
A
Jodaeiye Nader az Simin
Asghar Farhadi — 2011
Payman Maadi, Leila Hatami, Sareh Bayat
Saturday 12 May 2018 AD

A thoughtful look at a familial crisis in contemporary Iran. The directing is clever and the acting excellent, especially from lead actor Payman Maadi. This is high quality cinema, keeping the story somewhat suspenseful all while having a humanist view of the characters and the context they’re evolving into.

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Avengers: Infinity War
E
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo — 2018
Robert Downey Jr., Chris Hemsworth, Mark Ruffalo
Thursday 10 May 2018 AD

The latest garbage from Marvel, where uncharismatic characters talk mythological origins nobody gives a shit about and you can know how dramatic it’s supposed to be by measuring the inverse Chris-Pratt-jokes-per-minute

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Alien: Covenant
B
Ridley Scott — 2017
Michael Fassbender, Katherine Waterston, Billy Crudup
Thursday 10 May 2018 AD

The first 10 minutes of this movie must have been designed to showcase 4K because it made me fall in love with my TV set. Also the film is nice.

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Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)
A+
Alejandro G. Iñárritu — 2014
Michael Keaton, Zach Galifianakis, Edward Norton
Sunday 6 May 2018 AD

The obsessional usage of the long-take (the movie is one long take, although with ellipsis) allows some spectacular context switches all while maintaining continuity, which is splendid. All the characters are more or less crazy and it all turns into an exquisite cacophony.

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Submergence
D
Wim Wenders — 2017
Alicia Vikander, James McAvoy, Alexander Siddig
Monday 30 April 2018 AD

'the fuck did I just watch. I’ll rate it 5 just in case.

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Glory
D
Edward Zwick — 1989
Matthew Broderick, Denzel Washington, Cary Elwes
Monday 30 April 2018 AD

After having seen Ferris Bueller Day’s Off I wanted to discover more of Matthew Broderick’s filmography, but this boring Oscar-targeted history educative pack will make me stop there.

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Once Upon a Time in America
D
Sergio Leone — 1984
Robert De Niro, James Woods, Elizabeth McGovern
Monday 30 April 2018 AD

Homework, obviously, although the epic poster with the Brooklyn Bridge drove me to it as much as the film’s cult status. It’s an interminable three-acts saga on organized crime whose first act and its poetry on childhood and teenagehood is the only one that I found bearable. They also screw up big time when casting the actress to play the adult Deborah, the overwhelming proof being the comparison between Elizabeth McGovern and adult Jennifer Connely.

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Hostiles
C
Scott Cooper — 2017
Scott Shepherd, Rosamund Pike, Ava Cooper
Friday 20 April 2018 AD

It’s long and a bit too meditative for me, but I enjoyed the great soundtrack and the gorgeous visuals, both classical in their style.

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Akira
E
Katsuhiro Ôtomo — 1988
Mitsuo Iwata, Nozomu Sasaki, Mami Koyama
Sunday 15 April 2018 AD

Homework movie (in many top lists, considered cult, etc). I can’t stand Japanese animation and their feature-length animated GIFs.

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A Nightmare on Elm Street
D
Wes Craven — 1984
Heather Langenkamp, Johnny Depp, Robert Englund
Sunday 15 April 2018 AD

Ready Player One homework. Mostly boring, but watchable.

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Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
D
Stephen Herek — 1989
Keanu Reeves, Alex Winter, George Carlin
Friday 13 April 2018 AD

The kind of movie I would have enjoyed when I was 7, the mental age of its two bafflingly stupid lead characters

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Grease
C
Randal Kleiser — 1978
John Travolta, Olivia Newton-John, Stockard Channing
Friday 6 April 2018 AD

I GOT CHILLS, THEY’RE MULTIPLYING, AND I’M LOOOOOOOOOSING CONTROL

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The Longest Day
D
Ken Annakin, Andrew Marton, Bernhard Wicki — 1962
John Wayne, Robert Ryan, Richard Burton
Sunday 1 April 2018 AD

Lieutenant Colonel Benjamin Vandervoort: 3 million men penned up on this island all over England in staging areas like this. We're on the threshold of the most crucial day of our times. 3 million men out there, keyed up, just waiting for that big step-off. We aren't exactly alone. Notify the men, full packs and equipment 1400 hours.

Apparently « Show, don’t tell » wasn’t exactly the motto of this theatrical history educative package.

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Ferris Bueller's Day Off
B
John Hughes — 1986
Matthew Broderick, Alan Ruck, Mia Sara
Saturday 31 March 2018 AD

Ready Player One homework. Somewhat feel-good movie that runs well if you don’t expect much from it.

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Ready Player One
C
Steven Spielberg — 2018
Tye Sheridan, Olivia Cooke, Ben Mendelsohn
Friday 30 March 2018 AD

No comment

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Heathers
D
Michael Lehmann — 1988
Winona Ryder, Christian Slater, Shannen Doherty
Tuesday 27 March 2018 AD

So that’s what Christian Slater was doing before embodying Mr. Robot. Well he played even crazier characters back then.

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The Iron Giant
B
Brad Bird — 1999
Eli Marienthal, Harry Connick Jr., Jennifer Aniston
Friday 23 March 2018 AD

It’s good but I don’t get all the fuss.

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Wonder Wheel
B
Woody Allen — 2017
Justin Timberlake, Juno Temple, Robert C. Kirk
Saturday 17 March 2018 AD

No comment

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Downsizing
D
Alexander Payne — 2017
Matt Damon, Christoph Waltz, Hong Chau
Thursday 15 March 2018 AD

Rarely saw a movie straying from its path that much. It seems that the authors had no idea what story they wanted to tell us.

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Murder on the Orient Express
C
Kenneth Branagh — 2017
Kenneth Branagh, Penélope Cruz, Willem Dafoe
Monday 12 March 2018 AD

It seems that Kenneth Branagh’s spectacularly theatrical directing can turn any novel I don’t care about into a somewhat interesting entertainment

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The Revenant
A+
Alejandro G. Iñárritu — 2015
Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hardy, Will Poulter
Saturday 10 March 2018 AD

No comment

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Call Me by Your Name
B
Luca Guadagnino — 2017
Armie Hammer, Timothée Chalamet, Michael Stuhlbarg
Wednesday 7 March 2018 AD

Some shit American comedy features a retarted teenager masturbating into a pie and nobody bats an eye. An intelligent movie features a touching teenager masturbating into a peach and suddenly everyone loses their minds.

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It
D
Andy Muschietti — 2017
Bill Skarsgård, Jaeden Lieberher, Finn Wolfhard
Wednesday 7 March 2018 AD

This shitty composite is not convincing me a second the clown is actually in the sewer. Also there is a fight between two groups of kids where they throw rocks at each others. Don’t do that kids it’s very dangerous!

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I, Tonya
A
Craig Gillespie — 2017
Margot Robbie, Sebastian Stan, Allison Janney
Wednesday 28 February 2018 AD

Margot Robbie produces an original movie on the very bankable subject of ice skating, where she plays the lead whose 80s’ style of clothes and hairstyle showcase the latest sexy fashion, telling the story of a 80s’ scandal few people remember. The movie, which is amazing, proceeds to win four times its budget, be nominated for multiple Oscars and is acclaimed by the critic. Beware Hollywood, because this woman is going places.

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The Shape of Water
D
Guillermo del Toro — 2017
Sally Hawkins, Octavia Spencer, Michael Shannon
Sunday 25 February 2018 AD

I wasn’t convinced a second of this love story. It all unrolls way too fast. She must be a maniac to fall that fast and desperately for a stupid fishman. Also there is this weird shot where the fishman is holding her in his arms and he’s very muscular and she’s like protected by him. Del Toro obviously wanted this iconic shot but the imagery of the powerful protector for the fragile woman comes out as very weird in the movie’s context.

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Only the Brave
B
Joseph Kosinski — 2017
Josh Brolin, Miles Teller, Jeff Bridges
Sunday 25 February 2018 AD

In the vein of Stronger, I like those little movies depicting real incidents and real people. They’re often the occasion to discover some interesting facts or professions, firefighters in this case. <spoiler>I didn’t know the real story and the ending moved me very much.</spoiler>.

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Saving Private Ryan
A+
Steven Spielberg — 1998
Tom Hanks, Matt Damon, Tom Sizemore
Sunday 25 February 2018 AD

Spielberg casually redefining the entire war genre. You don’t have much time to think about it because the proximity with soldiers and the unforgiving depiction of the horrors of war are flooring you the whole time. It’s captivating.

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Phantom Thread
C
Paul Thomas Anderson — 2017
Vicky Krieps, Daniel Day-Lewis, Lesley Manville
Friday 23 February 2018 AD

Although a bit sour, it leaves a peculiar taste the following days that will make me go back to it.

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Roman J. Israel, Esq.
B
Dan Gilroy — 2017
Denzel Washington, Colin Farrell, Carmen Ejogo
Tuesday 20 February 2018 AD

No comment

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Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
A
Martin McDonagh — 2017
Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, Sam Rockwell
Saturday 17 February 2018 AD

No comment

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Lady Bird
E
Greta Gerwig — 2017
Saoirse Ronan, Laurie Metcalf, Tracy Letts
Thursday 15 February 2018 AD

So this is the cinematographic adaptation of the Annoying Facebook Girl meme. How attaching she is, cheating her way to NYU and making people call her this ridiculous name like an obnoxious self-entitled teenager. This film doesn’t make you want to have kid, by fear they might turn like her once they reach teenagehood.

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Antichrist
E
Lars von Trier — 2009
Willem Dafoe, Charlotte Gainsbourg
Sunday 11 February 2018 AD

Beyond the cast and special effects, how do you make the difference between that and a shitty art-school’s post-graduate’s movie?

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The Post
A
Steven Spielberg — 2017
Meryl Streep, Tom Hanks, Sarah Paulson
Saturday 10 February 2018 AD

No comment

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Last Flag Flying
B
Richard Linklater — 2017
Bryan Cranston, Laurence Fishburne, Steve Carell
Saturday 10 February 2018 AD

No comment

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The Florida Project
C
Sean Baker — 2017
Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe
Saturday 10 February 2018 AD

No comment

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Suburbicon
C
George Clooney — 2017
Matt Damon, Julianne Moore, Oscar Isaac
Sunday 28 January 2018 AD

No comment

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The Majestic
B
Frank Darabont — 2001
Jim Carrey, Martin Landau, Bob Balaban
Sunday 28 January 2018 AD

No comment

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Independence Day: Resurgence
D
Roland Emmerich — 2016
Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum, Bill Pullman
Saturday 27 January 2018 AD

No comment

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The Way Way Back
C
Nat Faxon, Jim Rash — 2013
Steve Carell, Toni Collette, Allison Janney
Friday 26 January 2018 AD

No comment

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House of Tolerance
E
L'Apollonide (Souvenirs de la maison close)
Bertrand Bonello — 2011
Noémie Lvovsky, Hafsia Herzi, Céline Sallette
Wednesday 17 January 2018 AD

No comment

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Split
B
M. Night Shyamalan — 2016
James McAvoy, Anya Taylor-Joy, Haley Lu Richardson
Monday 15 January 2018 AD

The second installment of M. Night Shyamalan’s cinematic universe. Take my money and don’t even shut up.

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BPM (Beats Per Minute)
F
120 battements par minute
Robin Campillo — 2017
Nahuel Pérez Biscayart, Arnaud Valois, Adèle Haenel
Sunday 7 January 2018 AD

This was a total identification failure for me. Generally I highly doubt the productivity of stunts and more specifically violent ones. It’s not clear to me whether what was really happening is a real try at changing things or just making as much turmoil as possible before dying. The movie doesn’t even answer that, and choses the long and depressive path of close depiction of death instead. I couldn’t figure out how to enjoy it no matter from what angle I approached it.

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The Godfather
D
Francis Ford Coppola — 1972
Marlon Brando, Al Pacino, James Caan
Sunday 7 January 2018 AD

Marlon Brando and his dental prosthetics mumble mafia shit so as to appear charismatic. Yet another 3-hours long homework that lets me perplex.

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The Brave One
D
Neil Jordan — 2007
Jodie Foster, Terrence Howard, Naveen Andrews
Saturday 6 January 2018 AD

Terrence Howard’s past life has a policeman before he started Terriology has about the shittiest ending you could think about

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Black Mass
C
Scott Cooper — 2015
Johnny Depp, Benedict Cumberbatch, Dakota Johnson
Tuesday 2 January 2018 AD

A plastic assembled Johnny Depp mumbles mafia shit to show what an absolute madman he is. The film is interesting at least for its documentary and historical purpose

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Atomic Blonde
D
David Leitch — 2017
Charlize Theron, James McAvoy, John Goodman
Saturday 30 December 2017 AD

It's all fun and game and you’re about to fall asleep until this insane and brutal long-take wakes you the fuck up. About the only highlight though.

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The Kid
C
Charles Chaplin — 1921
Charles Chaplin, Edna Purviance, Jackie Coogan
Saturday 30 December 2017 AD

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Beauty and the Beast
F
Bill Condon — 2017
Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans
Thursday 21 December 2017 AD

The movie is suspenseful since you don’t know whether the Beast will prefer being freed from his spell by Belle’s love or, horrified by how dull she is, will just accept his fate as it is.

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Star Wars: Episode VIII - The Last Jedi
E
Rian Johnson — 2017
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Mark Hamill
Wednesday 20 December 2017 AD

It lost me at the moment Luke Skywalker throws the sabre-laser that was the epic McGuffin finishing the last episode, which is a clear way from Disney to communicate that they don’t give a shit anymore

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Come and See
D
Idi i smotri
Elem Klimov — 1985
Aleksey Kravchenko, Olga Mironova, Liubomiras Laucevicius
Wednesday 20 December 2017 AD

No comment

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Out of the Furnace
A
Scott Cooper — 2013
Christian Bale, Casey Affleck, Zoe Saldana
Saturday 16 December 2017 AD

No comment

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Ever After: A Cinderella Story
D
EverAfter
Andy Tennant — 1998
Drew Barrymore, Anjelica Huston, Dougray Scott
Saturday 16 December 2017 AD

No comment

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The Santa Clause
D
John Pasquin — 1994
Tim Allen, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson
Sunday 10 December 2017 AD

No comment

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Darkest Hour
A
Joe Wright — 2017
Gary Oldman, Lily James, Kristin Scott Thomas
Saturday 9 December 2017 AD

No comment

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Coco
A
Lee Unkrich, Adrian Molina — 2017
Anthony Gonzalez, Gael García Bernal, Benjamin Bratt
Saturday 9 December 2017 AD

Among their recent low-effort sequels, this original gem is welcome from Pixar, and it delivers. The stream of colorful visuals is stunning, the exploration of Mexican culture is original and interesting and it’s sealed with the good old Pixar emotional hammer that makes you leave a few tears behind your 3D glasses. Truly good.

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The Hours
D
Stephen Daldry — 2002
Meryl Streep, Nicole Kidman, Julianne Moore
Sunday 26 November 2017 AD

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Brokeback Mountain
D
Ang Lee — 2005
Jake Gyllenhaal, Heath Ledger, Michelle Williams
Saturday 25 November 2017 AD

I got confused with Ang Lee’s filmography and waited all the movie for one of the two guys to transform into Hulk. What a disappointment.

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The Thin Red Line
C
Terrence Malick — 1998
Jim Caviezel, Sean Penn, Nick Nolte
Saturday 25 November 2017 AD

Definitely the most approachable film from Terrence Malick, and a powerful war movie at that, although the voice-over meditations tend to be either too analytic or too elusive

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Logan Lucky
B
Steven Soderbergh — 2017
Channing Tatum, Adam Driver, Daniel Craig
Friday 24 November 2017 AD

How ironic that Adam Driver has such presence in this nice little movie, while he looks like an annoying and uncharismatic teenager in the new Star Wars movies

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The Nice Guys
C
Shane Black — 2016
Russell Crowe, Ryan Gosling, Angourie Rice
Friday 24 November 2017 AD

No comment

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The Big Sick
B
Michael Showalter — 2017
Kumail Nanjiani, Zoe Kazan, Holly Hunter
Wednesday 15 November 2017 AD

No comment

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Miss Sloane
B
John Madden — 2016
Jessica Chastain, Mark Strong, Gugu Mbatha-Raw
Wednesday 15 November 2017 AD

<spoiler>Ah the good-old screenplay trick where writers lose track or what they’re doing so they decide all of it was a diabolical plan from the character from the beginning.</spoiler>

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Song to Song
E
Terrence Malick — 2017
Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, Michael Fassbender
Saturday 4 November 2017 AD

Terrence Malick has reached his final form, the one of total freedom and no production control at all. The guy gets lost in whatever music festival, big estate, empty open-spaces, receptions and whatnots, filming A/A+ actors and actresses wandering around and mumbling shit. The wide-angle lens that distorts the edges of the frame, making it not even that good-looking anymore, is a good symbol for the overdose of a cloying formula.

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Escape from New York
F
John Carpenter — 1981
Kurt Russell, Lee Van Cleef, Ernest Borgnine
Saturday 4 November 2017 AD

Looks like Carpenter’s low budgets is more suited for horror than for action. This is just really bad.

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All Is Lost
A
J.C. Chandor — 2013
Friday 20 October 2017 AD

Second movie in my J.C. Chandor streak, and an excellent one. There is one character and 4 or 5 lines of monologue in this movie, the well-crafted directing and poignant performance from Robert Redford doing all the heavy lifting, and lifting it up well.

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Margin Call
A
J.C. Chandor — 2011
Zachary Quinto, Stanley Tucci, Kevin Spacey
Friday 20 October 2017 AD

Last movie in my J.C. Chandor streak, and again a very good one. Very interesting inside perspective of the onset of the 2007 financial crisis, more punchy and approachable than the long and analytic Big Short.

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A Most Violent Year
A
J.C. Chandor — 2014
Oscar Isaac, Jessica Chastain, David Oyelowo
Sunday 15 October 2017 AD

National Board of Review’s best movie of 2014. I would put it just after Birdman.

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The Wall
B
Doug Liman — 2017
Aaron Taylor-Johnson, John Cena
Saturday 14 October 2017 AD

I have a sweet spot for movies about snipers and this one doesn’t disappoint on the matter. A minor but nice film in Doug Liman’s filmo (The Bourne Identity, Edge of Tomorrow).

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Wonder Woman
F
Patty Jenkins — 2017
Gal Gadot, Chris Pine, Robin Wright
Saturday 14 October 2017 AD

Let me introduce you to Wonder Woman.

Coming from an island of women only, a man has to show her how to behave in the real world. He also makes sure she's not too much distracted by cute babies or wounded soldiers she wants to help. When she tells about some bizarre God stuff, the man needs to filter out the bullshit and convert it to an actual goal. When she's making a big scene because too much violence in this world and peace is better than war, the man needs to calm her down. She wakes up from a night in a basic boat, her mascara perfectly made. She enters the battlefield like she entered a fashion podium, in slow motion please. She charges at a bad guy, destroying the bell tower of a church, creating a havoc full of dust and dirt, but her hairstyle is still up to an advertisement for a shampoo.

For a self-advertised feminist movie, it makes all efforts possible so that it could be confused with a casually sexist one. As for the content itself, it’s the latest issue from DC Garbage Studios.

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Blade Runner 2049
A
Denis Villeneuve — 2017
Harrison Ford, Ryan Gosling, Ana de Armas
Monday 9 October 2017 AD

No comment

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Starman
C
John Carpenter — 1984
Jeff Bridges, Karen Allen, Charles Martin Smith
Monday 9 October 2017 AD

Kurt Russel mimicking an alien is a bit ridiculous but overall it’s somewhat entertaining

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Kingsman: The Secret Service
B
Matthew Vaughn — 2014
Colin Firth, Taron Egerton, Samuel L. Jackson
Sunday 8 October 2017 AD

A very good action movie. Funny and entertaining.

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In the Heart of the Sea
C
Ron Howard — 2015
Chris Hemsworth, Cillian Murphy, Brendan Gleeson
Sunday 8 October 2017 AD

How visually ugly and narratively impersonal can a Ron Howard’s movie get before you start to dislike it? This one is probing for the limit, although fortunately it doesn’t reach it.

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Ida
C
Pawel Pawlikowski — 2013
Agata Kulesza, Agata Trzebuchowska, Dawid Ogrodnik
Friday 6 October 2017 AD

The stunning cinematography beautifying depressive Polish sets is consistent with the touching view on the unexciting subject of a young woman who is about to take her vows to God. Not my cup of tea overall, but I can’t say it’s bad.

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All About Eve
D
Joseph L. Mankiewicz — 1950
Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders
Wednesday 20 September 2017 AD

IMDb Top 250 homework. Talks a lot but doesn’t deliver much.

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Amour
D
Michael Haneke — 2012
Jean-Louis Trintignant, Emmanuelle Riva, Isabelle Huppert
Monday 18 September 2017 AD

I very much enjoy Michael Haneke’s directing, but this is basically a documentary on slow deterioration to death and I don’t see the point.

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Chinatown
C
Roman Polanski — 1974
Jack Nicholson, Faye Dunaway, John Huston
Monday 18 September 2017 AD

IMDb Top 250 homework. <spoiler>The cynical and sad ending obviously got my attention, but that’s only after a long and unremarkable story</spoiler>

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Moana
C
Ron Clements, John Musker, Don Hall, Chris Williams — 2016
Auli'i Cravalho, Dwayne Johnson, Rachel House
Sunday 10 September 2017 AD

I think it’s the first Disney where I actively enjoyed the songs instead of waiting for them to finish so that the narration could carry on. I then listened to the album in loop like a little girl. The movie is okay-ish.

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The Babadook
E
Jennifer Kent — 2014
Essie Davis, Noah Wiseman, Daniel Henshall
Sunday 10 September 2017 AD

This is difficult to rate. The movie achieves its goal perfectly, but I’m not sure I like it. It’s frightening, but not usual-horror-film-frightening. The story mixes dead serious subjects, making it quite disturbing and dark. In the end, although I recognize the performance, it repulsed me more than anything else.

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Moneyball
B
Bennett Miller — 2011
Brad Pitt, Robin Wright, Jonah Hill
Sunday 10 September 2017 AD

No comment

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As Good as It Gets
D
James L. Brooks — 1997
Jack Nicholson, Helen Hunt, Greg Kinnear
Sunday 3 September 2017 AD

An endless source of reaction GIFs from Jack Nicholson

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The Deer Hunter
D
Michael Cimino — 1978
Robert De Niro, Christopher Walken, John Cazale
Monday 28 August 2017 AD

Why would I want to watch a wedding in real time from people I don’t know? This last act with DeNiro and Walken tho

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Megan Leavey
C
Gabriela Cowperthwaite — 2017
Kate Mara, Ramon Rodriguez, Tom Felton
Friday 25 August 2017 AD

Those movies about recent trivia, incidents or notable people always get my interest, although this one lacks the spark to make it more than just an anecdote

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Kong: Skull Island
B
Jordan Vogt-Roberts — 2017
Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, Brie Larson
Sunday 20 August 2017 AD

The danger of giving Oscars to fresh and upcoming comedians on their first widely recognized movie is that they then rest on their laurels and are satisfied with blockbusters. This is how you get the brilliant Brie Larson to switch from Room to Kong: Skull Island. Same deal with Alicia Vikander in A Danish Girl and then Tomb Raider. Compare that to Leonardo DiCaprio who had to do an exhaustive tour of all the greatest contemporary directors and thoughtful roles before getting his precious one. It was a long con from the Academy to keep him up to his talent all along! Now shut up and take my money and let me watch this bad Samuel L. Jackson motherfucker fight the gigantic Kong.

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Chef
B
Jon Favreau — 2014
Jon Favreau, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson
Monday 14 August 2017 AD

Feel-good movie feels good!

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OSS 117: Cairo, Nest of Spies
E
OSS 117: Le Caire, nid d'espions
Michel Hazanavicius — 2006
Jean Dujardin, François Damiens, Khalid Maadour
Sunday 6 August 2017 AD

Faut le voir pour comprendre les références autour de soi, et il faut dire que c’est bien marrant. J’ai toujours du mal avec ces comédies où le seul intérêt est d’attendre la prochaine pitrerie du comédien et qui sont de qualité nulle outre mesure. Elles semblent appartenir à un art entièrement différent qui, par simple coincidence, partagent avec le cinéma le fait d’être filmées.

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Loving
C
Jeff Nichols — 2016
Ruth Negga, Joel Edgerton, Will Dalton
Friday 4 August 2017 AD

Jeff Nichols makes us endure a long history educative package, which is quite a treason to the originality of his filmography up to this.

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Coherence
B
James Ward Byrkit — 2013
Emily Baldoni, Maury Sterling, Nicholas Brendon
Thursday 3 August 2017 AD

This filmed-with-no-budget-by-a-bunch-of-friends indie got me hooked quite efficiently

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Cinderella
A
Kenneth Branagh — 2015
Lily James, Cate Blanchett, Richard Madden
Tuesday 1 August 2017 AD

My love for characters played by Lily James, such as Natasha in BBC’s War and Peace, turns my sensibility into this of a little girl. Cinderella is no exception, and I’m not even mad about it.

2019-05-05

This movie is one dependable ally when you’ve caught a nasty cold. Just slip in under the cover and let you be taken away in this beautiful tale. Relish watching the delightful direction of Kenneth Brannagh and listening to the sweet music of Patrick Doyle. Jubilate as Cinderella and the Prince meet for the first time in the forrest and flirt like two loving souls. Remind yourself that everything will be alright as long as you have courage and be kind. Oh boy this movie is close to perfection.

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Baby Driver
B
Edgar Wright — 2017
Ansel Elgort, Jon Bernthal, Jon Hamm
Sunday 30 July 2017 AD

The editing of car chases is, as usual, an endless source of frustration caused by each little stunt being cut right before its proper finish when it should have been shown in a single shot. Entertaining nonetheless, and also has Lily James.

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Dunkirk
A
Christopher Nolan — 2017
Fionn Whitehead, Barry Keoghan, Mark Rylance
Friday 28 July 2017 AD

Nolan finally gets back down to Earth (and to Sea, and to Sky). The impersonal subject of war is a perfectly suited canvas for his absolutely masterful directing, and isn’t polluted by his usual i-am-very-smart ramblings. The result is a stubborn, simple, and efficient masterpiece.

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Hidden Figures
C
Theodore Melfi — 2016
Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe
Thursday 27 July 2017 AD

History Educative Package #24536, mixed with dramatic acting outbursts they will screen during the “Best actress in a leading/supporting role” video introduction at the Oscars.

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Logan
B
James Mangold — 2017
Hugh Jackman, Patrick Stewart, Dafne Keen
Sunday 23 July 2017 AD

At last a mature super-hero movie. A gold nugget in all this recent garbage.

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Once Upon a Time in the West
B
C'era una volta il West
Sergio Leone — 1968
Henry Fonda, Charles Bronson, Claudia Cardinale
Saturday 22 July 2017 AD

The way Sergio Leone distills a scene’s atmosphere is both the source of awe and sometimes of boredom, but overall the result is definitely something fascinating.

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The Station Agent
C
Tom McCarthy — 2003
Peter Dinklage, Patricia Clarkson, Bobby Cannavale
Friday 21 July 2017 AD

A totally average movie that interest lies in discovering the early roles of Peter Dinklage, Bobby Cannavale and Michelle Williams

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A Very Long Engagement
C
Un long dimanche de fiançailles
Jean-Pierre Jeunet — 2004
Audrey Tautou, Gaspard Ulliel, Jodie Foster
Sunday 16 July 2017 AD

Jean-Pierre Jeunet stills thinks his urine-colored Instagram filter is artistic, and reiterates the usual suite of gimmicks leading to a compromise ending

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John Wick: Chapter 2
A
Chad Stahelski — 2017
Keanu Reeves, Riccardo Scamarcio, Ian McShane
Wednesday 12 July 2017 AD

Absolutely.

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Get Out
B
Jordan Peele — 2017
Daniel Kaluuya, Allison Williams, Bradley Whitford
Monday 10 July 2017 AD

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The BFG
C
Steven Spielberg — 2016
Mark Rylance, Ruby Barnhill, Penelope Wilton
Monday 26 June 2017 AD

Casual Spielberg’ masterful directing on average concept and screenplay. The man needs to find the magic back.