Dude Rates Movies

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Hell or High Water
B
David Mackenzie — 2016
Chris Pine, Ben Foster, Jeff Bridges
Saturday 17 December 2016

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The Good Neighbor
B
Kasra Farahani — 2016
James Caan, Logan Miller, Keir Gilchrist
Saturday 17 December 2016

I don't know why this movie received such negative reviews. It’s not outstanding but it’s a nice little thriller.

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Jason Bourne
C
Paul Greengrass — 2016
Matt Damon, Tommy Lee Jones, Alicia Vikander
Tuesday 29 November 2016

Jason Bourne it’s Jesus Christ!

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Triple 9
C
John Hillcoat — 2016
Casey Affleck, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Anthony Mackie
Tuesday 29 November 2016

I’ll spare you the movie with a simple Today I Learned: 999 is the police code for officer down. And the oscar for the most ridiculous casting goes to Kate Winslet’s role in this film.

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Finding Dory
B
Andrew Stanton, Angus MacLane — 2016
Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Ed O'Neill
Sunday 27 November 2016

Exactly like Monsters University: good but unremarkable because it relies on the originality of the previous episode.

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The Passion of the Christ
D
Mel Gibson — 2004
Jim Caviezel, Monica Bellucci, Maia Morgenstern
Friday 11 November 2016

No more no less than torture porn. It’s stylised enough so that it isn’t creepy, just utterly violent. I don’t know what to think of that. This is kind of films I rate 5 just in case. In case of what, I don’t know. But just in case.

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10 Cloverfield Lane
B
Dan Trachtenberg — 2016
John Goodman, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, John Gallagher Jr.
Thursday 27 October 2016

Excellent discovery of The Exciters and their song Tell Him. Shake that ass, Goodman!

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John Wick
A
Chad Stahelski, David Leitch — 2014
Keanu Reeves, Michael Nyqvist, Alfie Allen
Friday 21 October 2016

Keanu Reeves guns down everybody that is linked to the murder of his poor cute dog. Shut up and take my money.

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Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation
C
Christopher McQuarrie — 2015
Tom Cruise, Rebecca Ferguson, Jeremy Renner
Tuesday 11 October 2016

It's about the only heavy-action franchise that hasn’t self-alienated itself and that still delivers solid entertainment with decent directing and even some artistic attempts, like the mixing of Turandot opera main theme (the opera that takes place during an action scene in the first act) into the soundtrack. Tom Cruise seems to have this thing under control.

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Christine
B
John Carpenter — 1983
Keith Gordon, John Stockwell, Alexandra Paul
Tuesday 11 October 2016

In one scene of this movie, we can witness how John Carpenter low-budget creative special effects gives better results than modern computer-based ones.

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Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans
B
The Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call - New Orleans
Werner Herzog — 2009
Nicolas Cage, Eva Mendes, Russell M. Haeuser
Sunday 9 October 2016

As it happens, this has nothing to do with the cult Bad Lieutenant, if not for the theme of corrupt police. I like to think of Nicolas Cage as as crazy in real life as he is in this movie.

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Bad Lieutenant
B
Abel Ferrara — 1992
Harvey Keitel, Brian McElroy, Frank Acciarito
Sunday 9 October 2016

Harvey Keitel performance is off the chart. I’m not especially a fan of the direction the plot was taking, but the dark and captivating atmosphere of the movie will make me dig more into Abel Ferrara filmography.

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The Devil's Advocate
B
Taylor Hackford — 1997
Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, Charlize Theron
Friday 7 October 2016

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Zootopia
A
Byron Howard, Rich Moore, Jared Bush — 2016
Ginnifer Goodwin, Jason Bateman, Idris Elba
Thursday 6 October 2016

Disney definitely stepped up their animation movie game.

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Permanent Midnight
D
Abre los ojos
Alejandro Amenábar — 1997
Eduardo Noriega, Penélope Cruz, Chete Lera
Wednesday 5 October 2016

I could spend the rest of my life listening to Penelope Cruz speaking to me in Spanish.

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Sorcerer
D
William Friedkin — 1977
Roy Scheider, Bruno Cremer, Francisco Rabal
Wednesday 5 October 2016

What a fucking nightmare. Spending like 10 damn minutes waiting for them to cross that bridge with this horrible sound quality from the 70s.

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The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
C
Tobe Hooper — 1974
Marilyn Burns, Edwin Neal, Allen Danziger
Wednesday 5 October 2016

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The Descendants
C
Alexander Payne — 2011
George Clooney, Shailene Woodley, Amara Miller
Monday 12 September 2016

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The Pursuit of Happyness
B
Gabriele Muccino — 2006
Will Smith, Thandie Newton, Jaden Smith
Friday 9 September 2016

I never realized how the process of becoming homeless plays out before seeing this movie. Will Smith at his peak.

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Office Space
B
Mike Judge — 1999
Ron Livingston, Jennifer Aniston, David Herman
Wednesday 7 September 2016

Silicon Valley’s TV series creator first movie about office workers that piss code and change date formats in endless source code to prepare for the 2K bug. This is delicious and still curiously relevant.

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American Psycho
B
Mary Harron — 2000
Christian Bale, Justin Theroux, Josh Lucas
Tuesday 30 August 2016

This movie could have been a 10 if its ambiguous ending wasn’t that underwhelming. I KILLED A LOT OF PEOPLE.

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The Impossible
C
Lo imposible
J.A. Bayona — 2012
Naomi Watts, Ewan McGregor, Tom Holland
Sunday 28 August 2016

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Before Sunrise
B
Richard Linklater — 1995
Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Andrea Eckert
Saturday 27 August 2016

First episode of the 30-years Before trilogy of Richard Linklater. The three films (Before Sunrise, Before Sunset, Before Midnight), featuring Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy, are about a couple of strangers who briefly meet 3 times in their life, 10 years apart, everytime proving to be a love escape. Linklater being Linklater, the 3 movies were actually shot 10 years apart each. I’m sold.

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Nightcrawler
B
Dan Gilroy — 2014
Jake Gyllenhaal, Rene Russo, Bill Paxton
Friday 26 August 2016

Let’s take a minute to praise Jake Gyllenhaal’s agent, who is, in those recent years, finding him roles that rocks! This Dan Gilroy director is also to be kept an eye on! So many exclamation marks!

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The Guest
C
Adam Wingard — 2014
Dan Stevens, Sheila Kelley, Maika Monroe
Wednesday 24 August 2016

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The Reader
C
Stephen Daldry — 2008
Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes, Bruno Ganz
Sunday 21 August 2016

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Eddie the Eagle
C
Dexter Fletcher — 2015
Taron Egerton, Hugh Jackman, Tom Costello
Saturday 20 August 2016

This is the perfect movie to watch when you’re sick in the middle of winter. At least it worked very well for me.

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Commando
D
Mark L. Lester — 1985
Arnold Schwarzenegger, Rae Dawn Chong, Dan Hedaya
Saturday 6 August 2016

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Midnight Special
D
Jeff Nichols — 2016
Michael Shannon, Joel Edgerton, Kirsten Dunst
Tuesday 2 August 2016

I’m not gonna denied that this was original, but this was weird as fuck. Mud, the previous movie from Jeff Nichols, already flirted with the fantastic, or at least with a tale-like storytelling. This one goes full-in, and I find the result quite awkward.

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Jurassic World
C
Colin Trevorrow — 2015
Chris Pratt, Bryce Dallas Howard, Ty Simpkins
Thursday 28 July 2016

Once you accept the fact that this is nowhere near the elegance of the Steven Spielberg ones, but just a dummy blockbuster, it can be quite enjoyable.

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The Conjuring
B
James Wan — 2013
Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga, Ron Livingston
Wednesday 29 June 2016

This is a poor reminiscence of The Exorcist but it still delivers a fair amount of chills.

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Polytechnique
A
Denis Villeneuve — 2009
Maxim Gaudette, Sébastien Huberdeau, Karine Vanasse
Monday 27 June 2016

Not only did this taught me about this massacre I didn’t know about, but it’s also a very poignant depiction of it. Dennis Villeneuve is such an excellent director.

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The Hunt for Red October
C
John McTiernan — 1990
Sean Connery, Alec Baldwin, Scott Glenn
Saturday 25 June 2016

Why is Sean Connery, from Scotland, playing a Russian officer? Why do the Russians even speak English. Alright I quibble. Actually, the first few dialogs of the movie are in Russian but then they switch to English on the word « Armageddon », which is the same in English and in Russian, and also a Michael Bay movie, although this has nothing to do with this trivia.

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The Hunt
A
Jagten
Thomas Vinterberg — 2012
Mads Mikkelsen, Thomas Bo Larsen, Annika Wedderkopp
Wednesday 22 June 2016

This is probably the saddest movie I’ve ever seen. One of the peculiar aspect of it is that it’s a drama about people turning against an innocent man, but there is no one you can truly blame for this behavior. It’s just a human relationships total clusterfuck with heart-wrenching consequences. It conveys such strong emotions. This is what I look for in cinema.

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The Right Stuff
D
Philip Kaufman — 1983
Sam Shepard, Scott Glenn, Ed Harris
Wednesday 22 June 2016

I like the western vibes around the theme of space exploration, but this is sooooo looooong.

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Everest
D
Baltasar Kormákur — 2015
Jason Clarke, Ang Phula Sherpa, Thomas M. Wright
Monday 13 June 2016

Disaster or survival movies often come out as sort of TV movies to me. No exception here.

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Incendies
B
Denis Villeneuve — 2010
Lubna Azabal, Mélissa Désormeaux-Poulin, Maxim Gaudette
Sunday 5 June 2016

So this is my least favorite Dennis Villeneuve movie.

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Citizen Kane
B
Orson Welles — 1941
Orson Welles, Joseph Cotten, Dorothy Comingore
Saturday 4 June 2016

What is remarkable with this movie, apart from being an excellent drama in a first place, is how contemporary the camera work is. It’s unbelievable that this was shot in 1941.

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Prisoners
A
Denis Villeneuve — 2013
Hugh Jackman, Jake Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis
Friday 3 June 2016

Best movie from Denis Villeneuve in my opinion. Not as epic or ambitious than Blade Runner 2049 or stuff like that, but it is such a powerful and solid thriller.

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13 Hours
B
Michael Bay — 2016
John Krasinski, Pablo Schreiber, James Badge Dale
Tuesday 31 May 2016

The second Michael Bay’s escape from his Transformers franchise jail happens to be a pretty effective action flick. As expected there is zero subtlety in the treatment of an actual event, to the point where defending a military base against terrorists looks like defending it against zombies. Very cool.

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Eden Lake
F
James Watkins — 2008
Kelly Reilly, Michael Fassbender, Tara Ellis
Saturday 28 May 2016

This was so violent it repulsed me. Looks like the kind of fucked up story you can hear about on the news bulletin. Nightmarish, not entertaining.

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Ruby Sparks
C
Jonathan Dayton, Valerie Faris — 2012
Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan, Annette Bening
Friday 27 May 2016

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The Lobster
D
Yorgos Lanthimos — 2015
Colin Farrell, Rachel Weisz, Jessica Barden
Sunday 22 May 2016

?????? 5 just in case

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Mission: Impossible - Ghost Protocol
C
Brad Bird — 2011
Tom Cruise, Jeremy Renner, Simon Pegg
Sunday 22 May 2016

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Let the Right One In
C
Låt den rätte komma in
Tomas Alfredson — 2008
Kåre Hedebrant, Lina Leandersson, Per Ragnar
Monday 16 May 2016

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Mustang
B
Deniz Gamze Ergüven — 2015
Günes Sensoy, Doga Zeynep Doguslu, Tugba Sunguroglu
Saturday 7 May 2016

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It Follows
A
David Robert Mitchell — 2014
Maika Monroe, Keir Gilchrist, Olivia Luccardi
Saturday 7 May 2016

One of the best recent horror movie. The concept is original, it goes directly against the traditional codes of the genre, and the director plays with our nerves by distilling such a frightening atmosphere even in normal scene.

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Creed
C
Ryan Coogler — 2015
Michael B. Jordan, Sylvester Stallone, Tessa Thompson
Saturday 7 May 2016

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Battle Royale
E
Batoru rowaiaru
Kinji Fukasaku — 2000
Tatsuya Fujiwara, Aki Maeda, Tarô Yamamoto
Saturday 7 May 2016

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The Good Dinosaur
D
Peter Sohn — 2015
Jeffrey Wright, Frances McDormand, Maleah Nipay-Padilla
Thursday 5 May 2016

This is the worst Pixar movie, which means it’s an average animated movie. You couldn’t make the story any less dull in its themes and morale and some moments are particularly awkward. Apparently the production suffered big turmoil, with major story revisions, turn-over in the crew, and so on. It shows.

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Trumbo
B
Jay Roach — 2015
Bryan Cranston, Diane Lane, Helen Mirren
Tuesday 3 May 2016

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Moonrise Kingdom
C
Wes Anderson — 2012
Jared Gilman, Kara Hayward, Bruce Willis
Thursday 14 April 2016

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World War Z
D
Marc Forster — 2013
Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz
Thursday 14 April 2016

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The Way Back
C
Peter Weir — 2010
Jim Sturgess, Ed Harris, Colin Farrell
Tuesday 29 March 2016

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Star Wars: The Force Awakens
C
Star Wars: Episode VII - The Force Awakens
J.J. Abrams — 2015
Daisy Ridley, John Boyega, Oscar Isaac
Sunday 27 March 2016

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Silent Hill
F
Christophe Gans — 2006
Radha Mitchell, Laurie Holden, Sean Bean
Sunday 27 March 2016

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Being John Malkovich
D
Spike Jonze — 1999
John Cusack, Cameron Diaz, Catherine Keener
Monday 21 March 2016

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Vertigo
D
Alfred Hitchcock — 1958
James Stewart, Kim Novak, Barbara Bel Geddes
Monday 21 March 2016

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Harsh Times
B
David Ayer — 2005
Christian Bale, Freddy Rodríguez, Eva Longoria
Saturday 12 March 2016

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Carol
D
Todd Haynes — 2015
Cate Blanchett, Rooney Mara, Sarah Paulson
Sunday 28 February 2016

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Mr. Smith Goes to Washington
A
Frank Capra — 1939
James Stewart, Jean Arthur, Claude Rains
Saturday 20 February 2016

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Short Term 12
B
Destin Daniel Cretton — 2013
Brie Larson, Frantz Turner, John Gallagher Jr.
Friday 19 February 2016

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The Holiday
E
Nancy Meyers — 2006
Kate Winslet, Cameron Diaz, Jude Law
Thursday 18 February 2016

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Biutiful
D
Alejandro G. Iñárritu — 2010
Javier Bardem, Maricel Álvarez, Hanaa Bouchaib
Wednesday 17 February 2016

No comment

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It's a Wonderful Life
A
Frank Capra — 1946
James Stewart, Donna Reed, Lionel Barrymore
Sunday 31 January 2016

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Sicario
A
Denis Villeneuve — 2015
Emily Blunt, Josh Brolin, Benicio Del Toro
Friday 22 January 2016

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Fury
A
David Ayer — 2014
Brad Pitt, Shia LaBeouf, Logan Lerman
Friday 22 January 2016

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The Princess Bride
D
Rob Reiner — 1987
Cary Elwes, Mandy Patinkin, Robin Wright
Thursday 21 January 2016

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21 Grams
B
Alejandro G. Iñárritu — 2003
Sean Penn, Benicio Del Toro, Naomi Watts
Sunday 10 January 2016

No comment

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A Christmas Carol
C
Robert Zemeckis — 2009
Jim Carrey, Gary Oldman, Colin Firth
Sunday 27 December 2015

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Amores Perros
B
Amores perros
Alejandro G. Iñárritu — 2000
Emilio Echevarría, Gael García Bernal, Goya Toledo
Sunday 27 December 2015

No comment

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The Walk
D
Robert Zemeckis — 2015
Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Charlotte Le Bon, Guillaume Baillargeon
Thursday 24 December 2015

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Carnage
A
Roman Polanski — 2011
Jodie Foster, Kate Winslet, Christoph Waltz
Thursday 24 December 2015

No comment

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Before Sunset
B
Richard Linklater — 2004
Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy, Vernon Dobtcheff
Thursday 24 December 2015

No comment

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Goodfellas
B
Martin Scorsese — 1990
Robert De Niro, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci
Sunday 22 November 2015

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The Martian
A
Ridley Scott — 2015
Matt Damon, Jessica Chastain, Kristen Wiig
Saturday 14 November 2015

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Predestination
C
Michael Spierig, Peter Spierig — 2014
Ethan Hawke, Sarah Snook, Noah Taylor
Wednesday 11 November 2015

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The Secret in Their Eyes
B
El secreto de sus ojos
Juan José Campanella — 2009
Ricardo Darín, Soledad Villamil, Pablo Rago
Wednesday 11 November 2015

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The Talented Mr. Ripley
C
Anthony Minghella — 1999
Matt Damon, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jude Law
Wednesday 11 November 2015

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Planet of the Apes
D
Franklin J. Schaffner — 1968
Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter
Wednesday 11 November 2015

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Argo
A
Ben Affleck — 2012
Ben Affleck, Bryan Cranston, John Goodman
Saturday 31 October 2015

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Cast Away
A
Robert Zemeckis — 2000
Tom Hanks, Helen Hunt, Paul Sanchez
Saturday 31 October 2015

I see that Wilson went for method acting. Too bad he got lost in the Pacific Ocean for real, we couldn’t give him the Oscar.

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Youth
B
Paolo Sorrentino — 2015
Michael Caine, Harvey Keitel, Rachel Weisz
Wednesday 21 October 2015

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Wild
C
Jean-Marc Vallée — 2014
Reese Witherspoon, Laura Dern, Gaby Hoffmann
Wednesday 21 October 2015

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Dressed to Kill
D
Brian De Palma — 1980
Michael Caine, Angie Dickinson, Nancy Allen
Saturday 10 October 2015

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Used Cars
D
Robert Zemeckis — 1980
Kurt Russell, Jack Warden, Gerrit Graham
Tuesday 29 September 2015

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I Wanna Hold Your Hand
D
Robert Zemeckis — 1978
Nancy Allen, Bobby Di Cicco, Marc McClure
Tuesday 29 September 2015

No comment

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Malice
C
Harold Becker — 1993
Alec Baldwin, Nicole Kidman, Bill Pullman
Wednesday 9 September 2015

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Good Kill
C
Andrew Niccol — 2014
Ethan Hawke, January Jones, Zoë Kravitz
Monday 7 September 2015

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Inside Out
C
Pete Docter, Ronnie Del Carmen — 2015
Amy Poehler, Bill Hader, Lewis Black
Monday 7 September 2015

The fundamental problem is that the implementation doesn’t bring any more details than the abstraction. You have characters in the brain that are supposed to be the « internals » of the high-level emotional result and it just turns out that those characters are… emotions. Well thanks but this is useless, I can see the emotions directly by looking at the girl’s face and reactions. The movie gets it when Joy gets lost out of the headquarters which therefore creates a depressive state in Riley. Here we have a non-trivial low-level mechanism that creates a high-level emotion. I also just moderately liked the sort of catalog of the different brain places (memories, abstraction, etc). It’s like we’re on an educative attraction for kids about psychology in Disneyland.

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Volver
B
Pedro Almodóvar — 2006
Penélope Cruz, Carmen Maura, Lola Dueñas
Thursday 27 August 2015

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Braindead
B
Peter Jackson — 1992
Timothy Balme, Diana Peñalver, Elizabeth Moody
Wednesday 26 August 2015

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Good Morning, Vietnam
C
Barry Levinson — 1987
Robin Williams, Forest Whitaker, Tung Thanh Tran
Sunday 16 August 2015

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City of God
B
Cidade de Deus
Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund — 2002
Alexandre Rodrigues, Leandro Firmino, Matheus Nachtergaele
Thursday 13 August 2015

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Her
C
Ned Benson — 2013
Jessica Chastain, James McAvoy, Nina Arianda
Monday 10 August 2015

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The Disappearance of Eleanor Rigby: Him
C
Ned Benson — 2013
James McAvoy, Jessica Chastain, Nina Arianda
Monday 10 August 2015

No comment

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Death Becomes Her
D
Robert Zemeckis — 1992
Meryl Streep, Bruce Willis, Goldie Hawn
Thursday 6 August 2015

No comment

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Still Alice
C
Richard Glatzer, Wash Westmoreland — 2014
Julianne Moore, Alec Baldwin, Kristen Stewart
Wednesday 5 August 2015

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Paths of Glory
A
Stanley Kubrick — 1957
Kirk Douglas, Ralph Meeker, Adolphe Menjou
Tuesday 4 August 2015

I would have said that the legal approach to the facts, with the ruling and the defense from the officer, is too didactic. But this is actually written so well and acted so well that I accept it as it is. And it’s excellent.

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The Last of the Mohicans
B
Michael Mann — 1992
Daniel Day-Lewis, Madeleine Stowe, Russell Means
Saturday 1 August 2015

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