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Bloody Sunday (2002)
Stable hands is what a camera operator MUST have, being selected/approved or ordered by the director.
I believe that the later MUST go back to primary school of directors.
Mr Greengrass had a diamond in hand and turn it to coal, obsessed by "documentary" film theory.
Therefore, instead of taking advantage to make the world understand what the "Empire" did to Earth (and not only Northen Ireland) made a film hard to see.
If I was to rate direction only, "1" would be the highest I would give.
The Departed (2006)
Follower to two "nothings"
No objection to the genius director, able to take a rubbish and turn it to a masterpiece.
My objection is against the production, putting the name of an exceptionally excellent actor, Mr. Nicholson, AFTER two "nothings" just because the "marketing analysts" said so.
1000 to Scorsese and Nicholson -273 to the production and marketing.
Das Leben der Anderen (2006)
I had no idea about this film until it was proposed to me by a friend.
To be honest I was not very sure that a German film dealing with DDR/Stasi would be exciting and I was wrong.
Nicely balanced and entairtaining
Action - Drama - Comedy. Eating nails - Moved - Laughing with my heart.
Very good directing, unique actors team, clever scenario. What else someone wishes? The film was unknown to me and, thanks to my son I enjoyed it from start to end.
The Hangover Part II (2011)
There is no -273 rate
Instead of putting into jail EVERYONE involved, in any way, with the first crime, civilization had to suffer, not only one but two (for the time being) sequels.
On the other hand as these mammals declare actors, directors, whatever, and a lot of mammals accept it, I am intrigued by the idea of declaring myself as master of universal knowledge genius!
Gather near me, followers!
About Schmidt (2002)
Lack of imagination.
The first film of Nicholson I saw was The Terror (1963).
The second was Easy Rider (1969).
I couldn't imagine his excellent career, then.
I couldn't imagine his excellent acting talent in any kind of role.
This is another film proving my lack of imagination!
Grumpy Old Men (1993)
I'm old and grumpy, so my opinion on this film is heavily affected by a lot of similarities of my present status and the story.
Nevertheless it is a fine film in every respect.
I really enjoyed it with smiles, laughs, grins and tears, felt jealous in some scenes, flooded by similar memories in other.
Thank you all, on Earth and upstairs!
Singin' in the Rain (1952)
Extremely impressive but quite outdated
Direction is excellent, music and dancing is perfect, decoration and effects are impressive.
Also historically it gives a full picture of the era of the transmission from "silent" to "talkie".
But judging it in total, that was a film to be a record breaker THEN (1952).
Today it is quite outdated and in some scenes too lengthy, almost boring.
The Sound of Music (1965)
One of the easiest ratings
Behaving like a witch mother-in-law watching movies, I always try to find a flaw, a mistake, a mishap.
This film is perfect in any possible way you look at it.
Apart from that it is one of the strongest protests against ANY kind, ANY color, ANY time of fascism in the world.
I remain deeply obliged to the whole team of this film, from director to the stage cleaner.
There's Something About Mary (1998)
Could be a 7
If the humanoid ben stiller was put in an Edwardian school of actors for 2.381 years, so this "thing" would obtain the proper skills to clean the assistant personnel toilets of the studio, then the rate would be, easily 7, maybe 8.
The Sixth Sense (1999)
Disadvandages of a superb film with smart and unexpected plot
1. Armenian director and writer
2. Absence of the magic word "American" from the title.
Certainly "American Beauty" was an excellent film, but compared to "6th sense" it is of lesser value.
Mr. Shyamalan and Mr. Haley Joel Osmend should have taken the academy awards
Fried Green Tomatoes (1991)
Somehow I wish I had some fried green tomatos, served hot!
Really touching, great acting, beautiful story, excellent human sentiments and ideals.
Allow me one remark. They left Idgie/Ninny's luggage at the end, outside the demolished house!
My Girl (1991)
That's all I can say.
P.S. My review is not too short. Who designed the site is short minded.
Finding Neverland (2004)
Johnny Depp is not one of my favorites. In this film he was superb. The same stands for magic Freddie Highmore - "Peter", Lady Julie Christie and Kelly McDonald - "Peter Pan". It doesn't mean that the rest of the cast was not good, just the afore mentioned were in a class of their own.
Congratulations also to the director, scenario and special effects.
The film was touching in every way. Thanks.
Sailing and Ballard admirer
I am Carroll Ballard's fan and I respect his directing.
Nevertheless, as a racing sailor myself, I was skeptical about the action scenes and how realistic they could be.
As in the other films, the excellent director, obviously spent a lot of time studying and watching race sailing before filming this masterpiece.
Hats off to Mr. Ballard!
Of course, congratulations to the whole team and not only the actors.
The supporting staff did an excellent job. THANKS!
War Horse (2011)
A really moving movie.
Thank you Miss Spielberg for inspiring your father to do such a wonderful poem to these beloved, noble and proud animals.
A big fat ten is not enough for this.
Can I buy another 90 points?
The Player (1992)
Reading between the lines
Or, watching between the scenes.
I gave it a 10/10 because, watching between the scenes, a lot of questions raised the last (at least) 40 years of my life about film production were answered.
I guess that the President of U.S.A would be happy if he had 1/10 of the power of the film production industry.
Don't believe me?
Look at the end of the film: "As themselves".
As individual film itself a 7 or 8 would be fair enough for me.
Heavenly Creatures (1994)
If your alternative is a game of Chinese checkers with your Alzheimer suffering father in law, select to watch this rubbish. I feel insulted by the use of i.e. Kate Winslet as a bait to watch this crime.
Me Before You (2016)
Who's that girl?
My daughter is the most beautiful girl in the world. The BEST second choice is Miss Emilia Clarke (same age)!
What a wonderful girl is she.!
What an excellent and charming actress is she!
You may say "English movie" and it says it all.
A thousand thanks to all the participants of this film for the extreme pleasance and enjoyment you offered to me.
And I swear I'll not miss a film of Miss Magic Emilia Clarke.
God proves his presence in many strange ways!
Quiz Show (1994)
I must admit that the idea was borrowed (stolen) from the "Network" and also, no film can be released to public without NBC's etc. approval.
Simply the entertainment and mass media dominators thought that such a film would give a "forgiveness to their "business".
Apart from the above, technically, literally, artistically and plot wise the film was excellent.
Breakfast at Tiffany's (1961)
Not quite what I was expected.
I respect Blake Edwards, I'm always in love with Audrey, I was never great fan of George Peppard and at the end the film was below my expectation. Not bad, but no good. I've seen better for sure!
Anatomy of a Murder (1959)
Otto Preminger, James Stewart, Lee Remick, George C. Scott.
And, everyone of the supporting roles could be first name in any film.
Charming and enjoyable
An I don't think that there will be anyone accusing me for being in love with Audrey!
Regarding the film itself, Billy Wilder is a guarantee. His cast, scenario, dialogues, photography are from special to excellent.
La grande bellezza (2013)
Stupid, insulting, absolute absence of taste.
I thing, after many years in watching films and their details, that an Academy Award, specially those given as charity to not talented, non US films, is the perfect counter-incentive NOT to watch even one minute of them.
You may also guess my respect to the members of the Academy, offering an Oscar to the world infamous, untalented do-it-aller Paolo Sorrentino, (Director, story, screenplay, actor, electrician, best boy, photographer etc.), supported by another 85!!! "actors", while denying it to Alfred Hitchcock or Ingmar Bergman.
Anyone to teach me "art"?
Last Vegas (2013)
Enjoyable, smart and funny.
I am repeating myself, but I pay great attention to my face expression at the end of a film. A BIG smile means the film was great, and I am really happy to saw it.
Although my country, culture, philosophy is way away from USA and a million light years from Las Vegas, the story was so sentimentally touching, that place and culture played no sense/role at all. Also five excellent talents (the four fine guys and Mrs. Steenburgen) were a guarantee for a pleasant and enjoyable play.
One more point, to be honest: I am at THAT age!!! (NOW! I was much younger when it was filmed!!!)