Li Gong shines in a nuanced performance that conveys all at once so… MoreLi Gong shines in a nuanced performance that conveys all at once so many emotions like sadness, confusion and a desperate longing for her husband; it is just a pity though that the film feels a bit repetitive and there is even an unnecessary revelation about an incident in her character's past.
Overlong and a tad overbaked, this Greek period drama has an alarming… MoreOverlong and a tad overbaked, this Greek period drama has an alarming tendency to exposition and cheesiness - especially with those pseudo-poetic lines uttered now and again by the characters -, but the beautiful cinematography and strong performances compensate.
Although obviously not also from a thematic point of view, the film's… MoreAlthough obviously not also from a thematic point of view, the film's execution feels tremendously dated today - as I imagine it was just as well back in the 1960s -, like a mawkish vintage soap-opera that is not ashamed of its laughable dialogue and absurd situations.
Gosling creates an ominous atmosphere with a hypnotizing… MoreGosling creates an ominous atmosphere with a hypnotizing cinematography and a great score, but this incredibly pretentious and self-indulgent salad of influences - Lynch, Bava, Argento, Refn and so on - has a terrible sense of lack of purpose, with apparently nothing to say.
It is pretty heavy-handed at times - I guess it thinks that subtlety… MoreIt is pretty heavy-handed at times - I guess it thinks that subtlety is overrated when it comes to a young audience -, but it compensates for its flaws with a welcome (if oversimplified to the point of silliness) message about the importance of, well, saving the world.
Winslet and Rickman do sell their implausible scene together in the… MoreWinslet and Rickman do sell their implausible scene together in the garden, but this mediocre - and awkward - little melodrama is centered on an unconvincing romance and is not ashamed to use a ridiculous "flashback attack" in the end to solve the character's problems.
Russell Crowe's performance is the only thing that prevents this from… MoreRussell Crowe's performance is the only thing that prevents this from being a complete disaster, since his awful direction and the lame script turn the film into a Mexican telenovela for alpha males, with ludicrous situations, cheesy dialogue and Olga Kurylenko as an irritating caricature.
Apparently, it takes an old veteran like George Miller to teach this… MoreApparently, it takes an old veteran like George Miller to teach this new generation of young filmmakers how the 3D technology is supposed to be used, and so he gives us this exhilarating, high-octane, adrenaline-fueled roller coaster of a movie that is technically flawless, visually astonishing and has one of the best 3Ds I can remember.
We are what we eat, and this is an informative documentary that… MoreWe are what we eat, and this is an informative documentary that exposes some disturbing - yet not exactly unknown - truths about the food industry in the USA and shows how vital it is for people to start consuming natural/organic products in order to live healthy lives.
Suspension of disbelief is made almost impossible when a stupid movie… MoreSuspension of disbelief is made almost impossible when a stupid movie like this one insults our intelligence from beginning to end, believing to be much smarter than it is (in fact, it is brainless) with a lazy plot that is completely obvious and would only make sense to a retard.