"All is Lost" - 8/10. Spectacular acting for the confined content. Amazingly calm and collective nerves by Redford's character.
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Oh crap Scarellet in a cooking movie... damn I've got to see it now
The Mirror (1975) - 9
Hauntingly hermetic movie. Several plots and historical archives entangled in a jigsaw puzzle. All the events appear to revolve around one object whose identity is unclear. Maybe it's the prominent woman, or maybe the man whose voice interacts with the woman and other characters throughout the film. Dialogues point to personal and familial ordeals of the seemingly main character couple. The desultory narrative is fascinating, but what truly haunts me is the visual experience. This aspect is particularly noteworthy; as if Tarkovsky intended to lure the viewers with sheer contrasts and movements of striking imagery intertwined in fluid disorder. The picture is highly poetic; quality imparted by the wonderful cinematography (both color and B&W) and sensible camera work. The sound design, with excellent music, enhances the visual cunning. The cinematic experience is a multifaceted treasure; a narrative puzzle infused in a scenic sculpture that occasionally recalls to video art. There are nostalgic scenes, inspiring scenes, impenetrable scenes, and even scenes that evoke the cinematic styles of Bergman and Antonioni. Postmodern cinema in all its splendor. The only drawback, in my opinion, are the rare moments when Tarkovsky seems so impressed with his own artifice that he drags it into a redundancy skimming the ludicrous. Although minimal, these overboard moments inconveniently carry my attention towards the artificiality of the work, distracting as a result. If not for these immersion glitches, I would certainly rate The Mirror a perfect 10. Yet another masterpiece that lures me to a waking dream. So far, Tarkovsky's films have caused me a deep impression, and The Mirror is no exception; it's an amazing experience that keeps haunting me days after. I love it and I think every cinephile should give it a try!
story of an arch deceiver so it´s fitting it´s exaggerated :)
I enjoyed it more then American Hustle... I don´t get the point with Bales character. Why does he make all to look like a con man? Who would ever give money to him? Not very clever character building. Very booring character on top of that and the movie is to mellow so I would certainly give the crown to Scorsese.
Watched the Iceman last on netflix. 8/10 good fun.
A couple of documentaries:
Barkley 100 7/10
"This documentary tells the story of one of the world’s most difficult and bizarre sporting events: The Barkley Marathons. This 100-mile footrace and its 60-hour time limit force athletes to run, crawl and climb an elevation gain equivalent to two treks up Mt. Everest. In nearly thirty years, only fourteen runners, out of over one thousand participants, have finished The Barkley."
Hunt for the Double Eagle 7.3/10
"The Double Eagle is the world's most valuable coin, coveted by billionaires and royalty. From a Secret Service sting to an Egyptian king's palace, learn its sordid history of greed and corruption."
The Hornet's Nest 8/10
Intense and no Hollywood here as ABC World News war correspondence father and son team Mike and Carlos Boettcher embedded themselves in the front line with the 101st Airborne Division during Operation Strong Eagle III in Afghanistan 2011.
X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) 5/10
I stayed until the credits started rolling, then quickly bailed. Exactly (no shame) like a Matrix sentinel (they didn't bother to change the name - [shrug] maybe the name is from the comic?) robot that is stopped just in time as it's peeling away the skin of the Nebuchadnezzar to exterminate everyone aboard. Speaking of Deja vu. At least Matrix had better quotes.
Whoa. Deja vu.
What did you just say?
Nothing. Just had a little Deja vu.
What did you see? What happened?
A black cat went past us [ I just saw x-men dofp], and then another just like it [ bingo ].
How much like it? Was it the same cat? [ was it the same movie? ]
It might have been. I'm not sure.
What is it?
A deja vu is usually a glitch in the Matrix. It happens when they change something.
I actually thought the trailer kind of gives people the wrong impression of the movie. There's much more to it than what the trailer shows.
If it wasn't for Tom Cruise's character I might not have liked this as much. He's no "super hero" at all really. Well, I can't say much more about that. He's quite a likeable character really.
Interesting that this movie was released on D-Day. Could have very well have been D-Day 2040..err more like D-Day X Infinity. The title of this movie is too generic.
I usually hate moves where they keep switching back to the past, but with this movie it didn't annoy me at all. When they do switch back it's not like they show the ENTIRE scene all over again.
Hahah one part of the movie I almost embarrassed myself and could not stop laughing. I never experienced that sort of weirdness in a long time. Maybe you'll know which one it is when you see it.
It's really dumb, but funny.
So glad they DID leave off kind of what Tom Cruise's character is like in the movie trailer.
Also glad they put a little comedy in this one, but not a lot. The whole movie is never TOO serious, but more serious than say a Roland Emmerich disaster flick like "Independence Day".
BTW I think this is the kind of movie Michael Bay could only dream he could make. It's probably up there with something like District 9 and Aliens (i'm not a huge fan of that though).
I think more thought went into this by far than ANY James Camerson film. His mostly are mostly brain dead, but are VERY entertaining obviously. My favorite is "True Lies". Weird.