Bearing no resemblance at all to the original story, this endlessly… MoreBearing no resemblance at all to the original story, this endlessly awful teenage melodrama basically tries to create conflict by turning the girl's father into a monster but only manages to be nonsensical - really, it doesn't even have any idea of what a recommendation letter is.
I guess I must be one of the very few who managed to feel the despair… MoreI guess I must be one of the very few who managed to feel the despair of the character's obsessive love (to the sound of that heartbreaking Lionel Richie song), but sadly after one hour the movie becomes a sappy overplotted soap-opera and doesn't even care to offer us a conclusion.
Joss Whedon is too talented to keep making these thin, unremarkable… MoreJoss Whedon is too talented to keep making these thin, unremarkable Marvel movies, and this is a lazy sequel that feels like more of the same compared to the first Avengers film, especially as it has all the problems found in that one and a plot that is even more poorly developed.
Like a Fassbinder or Douglas Sirk movie made by John Waters, it is a… MoreLike a Fassbinder or Douglas Sirk movie made by John Waters, it is a mess with all his trademark filth, irritating overacting and ridiculous lack of structure and focus, and I guess it would be only amusing and worth seeing in the cinema for the Odorama scratch-and-sniff gimmick.
Despite a gorgeous cinematography and good performances, it is… MoreDespite a gorgeous cinematography and good performances, it is frustrating that, after a hard-hitting first hour, this disjointed drama loses focus with unnecessary details (the guilt issue, the plutonium remarks) and alienates us by turning the protagonist into a hideously selfish person.
The fact that these different individuals have only an enormous ring… MoreThe fact that these different individuals have only an enormous ring road in common seems like an arbitrary link between them to create a broad portrait (yet in very broad strokes) of Italian society, and it feels detached as it observes but doesn't bring us close to these people.
The direction is a bit predictable and the film goes on a few minutes… MoreThe direction is a bit predictable and the film goes on a few minutes beyond what should be its conclusion (even though I like the last shot), but, hey, this is an intelligent sci-fi that offers great food for thoughts, an amazing production design and impressive visual effects.
A well-constructed and incredibly tense Austrian western that takes… MoreA well-constructed and incredibly tense Austrian western that takes its time to build an engrossing atmosphere and benefits all the more from a strong cast, a gripping revenge story and a spectacular cinematography that explores the locations to their greatest extent.
Ceylan only seems to confirm the reservations that I had about his… MoreCeylan only seems to confirm the reservations that I had about his previous film, as he goes even further than before aesthetically with a splendid cinematography but employs his pretentious, self-indulgent direction in behalf of an empty story that has nothing to say.
It is true that Art should elevate, but this superficial, unimpressive… MoreIt is true that Art should elevate, but this superficial, unimpressive biopic does pander to the lowest common denominator with a cliched direction, uneven pacing and serious tonal problems in a ridiculous trial scene in the end that only feels silly and artificial.