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The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
(1988)

Cool if you love his style and don't mind cartoonish characters
Similar to Time Bandits Gilliam's The Adventures of Baron Munchausen is a movie I would've enjoyed more if I watched it as a kid. His set-pieces are very unique but I don't really like them, they feel too cartoonish and the movie itself was too cartoonish for me. The first half of the movie was interesting enough but then later I lost my attention. There are some interesting political messages but that combined with the whole childish atmosphere of the movie felt out of the place. The ending was quite good but that's all I can say, if you love Gilliam's style then I think you'll also like this movie.

Parade
(1974)

Tati's weakest
I couldn't get into this one, it was really boring for me like I couldn't keep my eyes on the screen. Zzzzz

The Texas Chain Saw Massacre
(1974)

Very outdated
Sooo, I don't really like horror films and the ones I like are mostly psychological ones. I am particullary not a fan of gore horror so yeah this didn't work for me. The Texas Chain Saw Massacre is really an important piece of cinema but it didn't age well. The acting is not that great, most of the decisions made by the characters are dumb (The guy in the wheelchair was quite annoying), the style of the movie is not what I love and I think the characters needed more characterization. I admit that Leatherface is iconic and really scary villain but that's all this movie has to offer.

Ordet
(1955)

Great minimalist film
First visit to theatre after 4 months... it was great, I really missed the feeling of watching a movie on a big screen. Ordet is really a great movie about religion, treatment of women and humanity. The movie only has 3 close-ups which was weird because I have only seen The Passion of Joan of Arc and that movie has like 1000 close-ups. The actors in Ordet make so many little movements, they are always moving their hand or they are walking from one side of the room to another, and you are always aware of the camera work which is a plus in my book. The story wasn't engaging at parts and it took me sometime to get into the movie but the rest of the movie was perfect, especially the ending. Powerfull cinema right here!!!

Ivanovo detstvo
(1962)

I like his poetic cinema more
12-year old Ivan: fighting the Nazis, risking his life, swiming in swamp...

12-year old me: Mooom, I wet the bed again :(

Atomic Blonde
(2017)

Complicated and predictable but it has great action pieces
The action parts are great, especially that one long take but the plot is not that great. It's really complicated and some characters are really shallow, also it was kinda predictable. Charlize Theron was good but John Goodman was wasted in this one. I'm still excited for the sequel this year!

Only Lovers Left Alive
(2013)

Set design is beautiful
Very unique vampire movie but I gotta say I'm not fond of that genre. I really liked the mood of this film but I prefer movies with plots. The performances were both great, Tilda Swinton is top 3 actresses working today! I still think this is one of the better vampire movies and I am really hyped for the rest of Jarmusch filmography.

M*A*S*H
(1970)

It didn't age well...
Like everyone already said, the movie is full of hatred towards women that makes it unenjoyable to watch. I gotta say the american football part was my favorite and the whole thing was hilarious but the rest of the movie was really meh. This is a dad movie for sure...

Le genou de Claire
(1970)

Masterpiece
Moral Story #5

Quentin Tarantino approves. This is honestly one of the best moral stories I've ever seen, a masterpiece. Rohmer has 300 iq.

Dracula 3000
(2004)

Awful, sometimes funny
I'm honestly speechless, if you think the poster is bad wait until you watch the movie... I gotta say the post credit scene is priceless though.

En passion
(1969)

Not his best
The Passion of Anna is visually impressive movie but it's lacking in story. The dialogue felt really strange to me and their mood swings were really random. I am sure I didn't get a lot of things in this movie so I will probably rewatch it in the future but for now I wasn't amazed by it.

Stagecoach
(1939)

This was so boring
Oscar winning actor John Wayne acts racist again, huh I'm in shock. The movie was so boring, the highlight was Apache attack but that's it. No doubt that this movie is influential but it's also very outdated. There was almost 0 action on screen, the romantic subplots were not interesting and the driver's voice was the only amusing thing in this movie. See you boring cowboy...

The New World
(2005)

Too much Malick's whispering instead of meaningful plot
EXTENDED CUT

I was digging the first part but then the plot kinda slowed down and nothing really happened besides beautiful cinematography. The pacing wasn't that good like in his other movies, maybe I'll like the shorter version more. Criterion edition of this movie looks incredible, one of the best looking films of 2000s. Lubezki really be carrying three directors huh

Once
(2007)

Improved version of Ed Sheeran.
I really dug the songs, the whole movie felt like a warm hug with great soundtrack. The people felt real and you can't say that for many movies...

Jungfrukällan
(1960)

Rape and religion, classic Bergman
The path of the righteous man is beset on all sides by the inequities of the selfish and the tyranny of evil men. Blessed is he who, in the name of charity and good will, shepherds the weak through the valley of darkness, for he is truly his brother's keeper and the finder of lost children. And I will strike down upon thee with great vengeance and furious anger those who attempt to poison and destroy my brothers. And you will know my name is the Lord when I lay my vengeance upon thee.

The Road to El Dorado
(2000)

WOW, great movie!
Elthon John's songs elevate this movie on the whole new level. Friends Never Say Goodbye

Falsche Bewegung
(1975)

Wenders weakest so far
Wrong Move wasn't engaing enough for me to actually care about 4 people traveling, talking and wanting to kill each other. The cinematography is the only great thing that stands out, everything else doesn't really hold up well.

The Bridges of Madison County
(1995)

This was so sad and romantic, got me crying
Never thought Clint Eastwood would make me sob. I am usually not the biggest fan of romances but this one hit me hard, their relationship looked so real and the decision they had to make were heartbreaking. Truely one of the best romance movies ever made

Gosford Park
(2001)

Great cast but fails to deliver
Altman really knows how to handle a large cast but fails again to deliver great execution and solid ending. The camera work in his movies is always on the highest level and that's what I loved about him. This is supposed to be a whodunnit but instead we got an hour of rich english people ,who I can't even remember name of (there are like 1000 names and I didn't know who was who at the end), talking and drinking. When the murder finally happened it was pretty obvious who did it and Altman dedicated too little time to that part of the film. I wouldn't say it's a boring film but it ain't that interesting.

Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again
(2018)

The Godfather 2 of Mamma Mia!
Mamma Mia spicy meatball, what a great sequel. Thank you for not letting Pierce Brosnan sing again thank you!!!

Ma vie de Courgette
(2016)

Very good!
I guess it's now a tradition to rob French animated movies at Oscars...

Good Burger
(1997)

Unfunny like all of his movies
My 6th Brian Robbins movie and I just hope it won't be my last. His last movie came out in 2012 so I'm hoping for another masterpiece from one of the best directors working today. He is white and he is the president of Nickelodeon but almost all of his movies are with black leads and full of racist and unfunny jokes. PG rating is deserved with some great lines like "I want your sauce." and "I wonder how they get the wienie into the corny exterior". The story is just a Spongebob episode made into feature lenght film with flavor of One Flew Over Cuckoo's nest. There is actually a Nolan twist at the end which gave this movie a whole new dimension. Good Burger is also deep on so many levels, we got "we're all dudes" song which teaches are that we are all the same and we got small business beats capitalism message which is still relevant today. We also got that "Is it because I'm black" line which left everyone speechless... At the end of the day we are all just dudes and nothing really matters.

A House for Us: From the Family of Reptiles
(1974)

Cool short
Interesting concept for a feature film, Wim Wenders always has unique characters in his films. It explores childhood traumas very well but the ending lefts us with nothing. Still a good short film.

Trafic
(1971)

My favorite Tati, def underrated
Another visually stunning movie from Tati but this time I really liked the story and the gags. The police checking the camper's equipment is pure kino.

Vivre sa vie: Film en douze tableaux
(1962)

My favorite Godard so far
It's painful to watch someone's descent into prostitution, especially if that person is Anna Karina... Godard's best movie so far (watching his filmography in chronological order), it felt personal and non-pretentious unlike his other films. Machine gun scene was amazing!

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