My Top Movies
I like how many questions aren't answered. It's the perfect combination between a crushing reality and enough space to let us dream of a better future, although everyone knows that won't happen.
This has what might be the best climax scene I've ever seen. ” - ruinunotuner
Non-stop cinematic experience, really unique. ” - ruinunotuner
I love survival histories and I think Danny Boyle was brilliant with this one. ” - ruinunotuner
Being born in the 90's, I never thought I would see a new silent film in the cinema. But then this came out, and I was speechless. ” - ruinunotuner
Not a movie to watch, a movie to live. Incredible rythm and performances. It makes us feel all kinds of emotions so gradually that it looks like we are living with the characters. Genius.
I can't give it a perfect score because I didn't like some of the characters and their choices, but that's life. ” - ruinunotuner
One of the best performances I've ever seen by kids. The best, apart from "Kes". This film is art. ” - ruinunotuner
This film is magnificent. One of the best plots I've ever seen. ” - ruinunotuner
If it weren't for the excessive french-kissing and some other minor scenes, this would be perfect. The scene where the golf ball gets loose and hits a car is one of the best I have ever seen. ” - ruinunotuner
Powerful, just powerful. ” - ruinunotuner
I'm glad to see a European deep movie finally getting international recognition. Two of the best performances I've ever seen. ” - ruinunotuner
It's a bunch of guys talking for 90 minutes, but somehow I simply can't find it boring. Actually, I love it. ” - ruinunotuner
The best horror movie I've seen so far. The atmosphere itself is truly scary sometimes, and it doesn't use easy sudden scares like almost every horror movie these days. Very well done. ” - ruinunotuner
This one almost always makes my eyes cry a bit. I really connect myself with the characters. Probably the film which describes me the best (at least when I was young!). ” - ruinunotuner
It lost a bit of rythm in the second act, but the rest was just so good. If it kept the rythm, maybe this would be a perfect 10. McDowell is great, great, great. Lots of nice vintage boobs too. ” - ruinunotuner
This movie is my definition of cuteness. It has such a complex story at first, but then eventually every hard detail gets loose and you're floating. The second half is too funny. ” - ruinunotuner
Darren is one of my favorite directors currently and to do this with so little money, is almost a film-lesson. Great indie movie, loved Sean Gullette. ” - ruinunotuner
Somehow Scola manages to realistically reproduce the sad lifes of these people, but with humour at the same time. It makes me feel very empty. Very good. ” - ruinunotuner
I feel like watching a movie like Pi but made with much more money. To watch this on film theatre was breathtaking. ” - ruinunotuner
A touching story. Solid directing. It's easy to love or hate this movie. ” - ruinunotuner
Slow and smooth, but at the same time almost shocking. Leaves you bit empty too. Mickey Rourke is just perfect. *beep* you Sean Penn. ” - ruinunotuner
It had some things I didn't like, but the always-changing storyline made me love it at the end. ” - ruinunotuner
A very interesting portrait of a society who secretly looks like they can't stand themselves. ” - ruinunotuner
I like it because it's so slow-paced. But then it reaches the climax and that scene is memorable. ” - ruinunotuner
We are all alone. ” - ruinunotuner
Extremely entertaining film. There were two gorgeous actresses that made it even better to watch. I must admit I didn't understand the meaning of some scenes but that just made me want to see it again. ” - ruinunotuner
Amazing! The soundtrack, art, story, everything! Everything felt so natural and not mythological at all, you get really connected to everything. I liked the fact that nobody is a true villain in here: each sides has it's own plausible reasons to do what it does, so we have freedom in choosing who we want to support.
Mononoke looked like one of those cases of kids who grow up with dogs and end up barking everytime, but the character is perfect for this film. 'We Did Not Know The Florest Spirit Made The Flowers Grow' is also the title of my favourite band's second album, so I love this one even more. ” - ruinunotuner
Edward Norton is the man. ” - ruinunotuner
What a great idea for a film. I almost can't believe how Jim didn't get nominated for this one. But Ed Harris was, because, you know, it's Ed Harris. Awful, awful choice for the end credits music. Ruins the feeling of the end of the movie for me. ” - ruinunotuner
Charles Bronson is probably the guy with the coolest face for western movies. ” - ruinunotuner
Please get rid of some of the unecessary violence, and then we'll have a perfect movie. Even so, I loved it. Great performance, directing, and soundtrack. I am absolutely sure that this will become one of the most influential movies of the 2010's. Finally a good recent movie with cars. ” - ruinunotuner
I loved it's simpleness. It's one of the best films to watch in a rainy night, underneath many blankets. I was just upset because the last 10/15 minutes were unecessary for me, the director had many oportunities to end the movie and make a powerful ending, but instead chose to carry on with some sequences that are not very important. ” - ruinunotuner
Deep. Simple and deep. I love these. ” - ruinunotuner
There is some genius dialogue in this one. I loved George C. Scott here. ” - ruinunotuner
I really liked the flashback scenes, they suited the movie so well and managed to keep it young. The smoking scene was also great. It is not such an unusual type of film, if you think about it, but those small items, experimental things that Gondry does make it exciting to watch. Cool soundtrack.
On the downside, the ending should have been presented in a more clever way (too much explanation, and the credits scene was really really unecessary) and I really wished that the mystery SMS would not be revealed. ” - ruinunotuner
A good touching story. It has a lot of the things we find in easy blockbuster dramas, but it never loses the feeling of an indie movie. Can't believe they actually thought in making a straight-to-DVD release. ” - ruinunotuner
It was nice to see a more darker approach from Wes Anderson and it worked out quite well. Fantastic performance from Ralph Fiennes and Willem Dafoe was just so funny. The sets and cinematography were amazing, as always.
But I have to admit that one thing in particular annoyed me a lot. The humour. In the first half of the movie, almost every joke was easy and low, using rude language and sexual jokes (like the painting). I saw this on cinema and everybody was only laughing of these moments and I was very bored. This type of humour doesn't bother me at all, but only if it's in the right place. It seemed really out of place in such a beautiful and delicate movie. I think Anderson is trying to prove a point here and trying to get rid of that delicate always-centered flower a lot of people think he is, but there were smarter ways of doing that. ” - ruinunotuner
Kate Winslet nominated but no Jim Carrey? I LOL'd.
Amazing picture, really hard to make. I gained a lot of respect for Gondry after seeing this. ” - ruinunotuner
This film is awesome. Some people argue that the irony was not premeditated but that's a stupid thing to say. Just look at Korine's earlier works, I highly doubt that he would change his whole look at cinema and art just because of the masses. What he have here is a realistic look at today's sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll (house music, in this case), done in a semi-documentary style. Korine doesn't take sides. He just shows us what we have today, in the way we have it today. Most people that won't like this film, are the people who behave just like the characters. This film is a smart film, pretending to be a dumb film, criticising dumb people by doing absolutely nothing against them.
I also love the extensive repetition of lines and feelings, and the overall lighting of the movie. We can really feel the cleverness here, since we really have to see the movie through sensations. Sadly, people don't like to feel things these days. People, especially youth (the target audience of this film), want to live fast, and die young inside. It's funny, because this film had to be hated to even exist. If it was universally acclaimed, that meant that people were "smart", because they wouldn't relate themselves to the characters. If people were smart, that would mean that they would not behave like the characters. That would mean that there would not be many people like this, therefore, it would not make much sense to do this film. This film exists because most of the people who are going to see it are dumb. And they will hate it. Yes, I am extremely arrogant. ” - ruinunotuner
Good one by Michael Shannon. Would like to see a more climatic ending though. ” - ruinunotuner
This movie is just awesome. The beggining is one of the best intro scenes I've ever seen. The end ruined it a bit though. Would have been better with just a bit less of graphic violence. ” - ruinunotuner
Makes you feel manly. ” - ruinunotuner
I've seen this movie many times, and I like it more at each time. I know one day it will reach the 9/10 barrier, but for now I still find some of it's sequences rather long. It's good to see a portuguese actress in a famous movie (i'm portuguese too). It's a shame her character is awful. ” - ruinunotuner
Excellent comedy, I am always amazed about Sacha's commitment to each one of his characters. This movie is so clever. If I had seen it exactly when it came out, I'm sure I would love it even more, but I didn't. So now, since the fact that many americans are dumb is not new, this movie is not as surprising at refreshing to me as it would have been some years ago. ” - ruinunotuner
Aronofsky fans (like me), will love this movie. Darren follows a more commercial path but still manages to mantain his essence and trademarks. I think he managed to avoid (almost all) clichés. Russell Crowe has a great performance here.
The downsides? Emma Watson, because I think she's a bit annoying and the second half of the film was a bit weaker. I'm still deciding if the end was pure Aronofsky or not, but I guess it was. ” - ruinunotuner
It's an easy movie, so it works. Liked it, one of the best about 'shocking realities' I've seen so far. ” - ruinunotuner
Great storytelling, Nolan is a genius, I don't care what people say really. ” - ruinunotuner
My favorite movie to watch at night. It one of those films that you don't see with 100% of concentration and you miss a lot of details. But it flows so wonderfully through your mind. ” - ruinunotuner
Makes me happy and sad, really touching. I guess I really like this one because the first one is one the first movies I've ever saw. ” - ruinunotuner
Very enjoyable. The type of film I like to see with friends. ” - ruinunotuner
I've only seen this film once. Fantastic idea, but the film was a bit slow-paced. But I'm very sure this is one I will love more at each viewing. I'm also pretty sure that if I was a movie director, this would be the type of film I would be doing. ” - ruinunotuner
Clever dialogue and generally well-done. Every actor was perfect for its role. I really liked the home-made feel. ” - ruinunotuner
Not a movie where you will laugh out loud ocasionally but a movie that makes you smile throughout the whole story. Great performances and great soundtrack. Unique characters but they were all realistic. Good ending. ” - ruinunotuner
I would like it more if it sticked to the human tone (and mockumentary style) it had in the beggining. But it ends up being a powerful movie, even with (should I say) the "cliche" action-sequences. ” - ruinunotuner
A very good story. Normal directing and good acting by Tom Hanks, but the story is what sticks the most. It's simple for everyone, but enjoyable by everyone. Very unique. ” - ruinunotuner
Childhood classic! I've always been a car fan, and the DeLorean is really THE car from a movie. ” - ruinunotuner
Can't remember very well to be honest, but I think I got the impression of floating during this one. It's very slow-paced and personal. Acting couldn't be better. Perfect for watching with your girlfriend. ” - ruinunotuner
I have to see this more times, I know I liked it, but I think I can love it. ” - ruinunotuner
I am young and I want to be. But I realise this is not forever and it makes me sad. ” - ruinunotuner
I was dying to see this one and it proved to be a good work overall. The acting could be better sometimes, but that doesn't botter me at all. As a person who loves this type of low-budget cult classics from the late 90's, I know that we will not have world-class actors, but that's what makes these movies so special: they look like real normal people, because they are bad at acting and normal people usually are. I kinda thinks it adds realism to the film.
In this particular one, we have an interesting metaphor of society, but that's not very important to me. I just liked it because it was entertaining and it looked so cool. I like to see good films which I feel I can direct. I felt it. ” - ruinunotuner
I've seen this movie only one time and it was about two years ago. I can't remember many things about it, but I remember I loved the animation sequences during the poem. Needed a bit more development in the story, it was too short. ” - ruinunotuner
Very realistic, great performances. Not the type of movie I'll see very often, but a great movie nonetheless. ” - ruinunotuner
Nolan is a genius, I don't care what people say. He managed to create a mainstream film with a super-plot that left me really envolved in the experience. Great one. ” - ruinunotuner
Good one, far from mind-blowing. Loved the fight sequences. ” - ruinunotuner
Without spoiling the movie, I can say it was pretty good. It wasn't better because once you start thinking about the ending, you realize that just couldn't happen. But hey, it's cinema! ” - ruinunotuner
One of my favorite oldies, very funny and easy to see. ” - ruinunotuner
This is the definition of a movie with style. Some things didn't work out for me though, but overall it's a must-see. ” - ruinunotuner
Perfectly paced and with great directing. Violence and gore in the right amount. I only had some problems with the story, but I'm pretty sure this one will go up in the list sometime. ” - ruinunotuner
On paper, I absolutely love films about kids and their hard lives. But they always lack on something. I haven't seen a movie of this subject with the right reality/ fiction ratio. This is the closest one. But I like it though. ” - ruinunotuner
LOVED EVERYTHING ABOUT IT!
except for the *beep* hollywood ending.
Why does the *beep* white guy always has to live? I was so happy that he got shot first. I'm white but it was so good when it happened, so fresh for a movie like this. Then it happened. *beep* you. ” - ruinunotuner
Good ending for the trilogy. ” - ruinunotuner
This one found consistency throughout and turned out to be quite good. I liked the character of Mastroianni and the monkey was awesome. The whistle was just the best thing of it all. The beach scenes with the skyscrapers were so so beautiful.
The aesthetics and pace didn't please me sometimes. ” - ruinunotuner
I can't rate this higher because I'm a man. And because overall, this is trying to hard. This feels like a cheap novel, 'oh my god, everything went wrong to this inocent family, life is so unfair, they are so courageous, I can't believe everything worked out, I'm gonna really enjoy my life from now on'. You can say that this is not a novel; this is a true story. But the problem is that they focus on that detail a 'bit' too much, like in the sentence in the beggining. And in the end. And I believe that many parts of this are not that real, of course. The music was really easy to predict at some parts, they really wanted to make us cry and say that this movie was very powerful. That's low and unfourtunately, normal.
The problem is that this movie fails to be powerful because of that. But it's really powerful because of other things.
There are clichés in the story. However, Bayonara's efforts in avoiding them in terms of directing should be praised. The amount of gory and gruesome details is spot on. The camera work and lighting are beautiful to watch, and the underwater sequences are very very good. Maximum points for the technical part of the film. Half of the points for the script.
I was kinda moved. But I felt I was forced to it. ” - ruinunotuner
Some cliché and predictable situation on some times but overall, it's a good film. It has a great mood and the funeral scenes are just incredibly beautiful. ” - ruinunotuner
I didn't like the continuous yellow tone of the film and I didn't like the overall look of everything. Eventually I got into the picture and it got much more interesting. The story was entertaining. The lead actor was ugly but the two lead actresses were pretty nice. Sometimes I wish I didn't have a sexual desire in order to completely enjoy a film. ” - ruinunotuner
This movie is very funny. Simple and good to watch with the family! ” - ruinunotuner
I watched it a long time ago and I remember I thought the part where Pan first appears was bad. The girl follows his rules almost without questioning just like this (*finger snap). Super well-made creatures. I still haven't decided if the gory scene of the bottle is well suited for this movie; I guess not. ” - ruinunotuner
I got tired of seeing blood flying halfway through. The story was not that good. Normal performances, too much blood and too long. ” - ruinunotuner
Danny Boyle failed on this one. Bad moments of directing, but I kinda liked the story and it has Cillian Murphy on it, so what's not to love about it. ” - ruinunotuner
I honestly think this movie has a very European film feeling. One of the best animated characters ever. Very touching. ” - ruinunotuner
Good. ” - ruinunotuner
One of my childhood movies, I will forever love this one. ” - ruinunotuner
Gotta watch this one again, because I was almost falling asleep, but I thought it could be better. But it had a great story, good directing, good acting (Joseph-Gordon Levitt = incredible), so I don't know what's the problem. Maybe it was just me. ” - ruinunotuner
I loved the camera-work, that's what made the movie for me. Some people complain about the unrealistic dialogues, but I didn't noticed that, maybe because I was almost too focused on the shots. The plot was a bit hard to follow sometimes, too many names. ” - ruinunotuner
Amazing art direction, story was 'meh'. Unrealistic characters. ” - ruinunotuner
The main character goes through a severe emotional change, but I just wished the directing had the same depth. It needed more dramatic effect and the ending was pretty poor. The second half of the film is almost nothing compared to the first one. Koreeda needs to take a break on those fade out effects. ” - ruinunotuner
This is a great introduction to Nolan's work. Although I like films with a short running time, this one was too short. Nolan usually has some good cinematography within' his films and he had plenty of oportunities to fill the movie with good sequences, not necessarily involved with the plot. I would've loved to see that, because black and white, nolan, and analogic? Man, that's a movie I could see for hours! And we'll never have a film like that again.
The movie is too compact, and eventually, too tiring. It's a shame, because it has a great concept and it's Nolan's hardest film to follow. ” - ruinunotuner
One word to define this one? RYTHM. It submerges you in the fast technology world and in it's fast minds. You almost feel like one of them. ” - ruinunotuner
Good story, but could be better told. But overall, a pretty solid movie. Ages of the characters are all wrong. ” - ruinunotuner
I'm a huge fan of the show and this movie just cracked me up in the movie theatre. ” - ruinunotuner
I have to re-watch this one: I know I'll like it a lot. The plastic-bag scene is great, great, great. ” - ruinunotuner
I really really liked this experience. Maybe not a good one to see at home, but since I saw it on a film festival, I was in the mood. The only doubt that remains is if some of the blurry shots and strange (?) choices were actually intentional... ” - ruinunotuner
Nice simple movie and a good performance by the kid. That's it. ” - ruinunotuner
For those who like police/ crime movies, this one is ideal. But they're not my cup of tea: that's why I don't love this one. The plot twist was a bit predictable in the minute before it happened. ” - ruinunotuner
Eugene Hutz is just brilliant in here. This movie lacks a better story and a more interesting directing. ” - ruinunotuner
A good movie for 40-year old moms. As a 18-year old boy, I guess it will never be good enough for me. It's just too pretty and cute. ” - ruinunotuner
I can't understand why people think it is that good. There are no romance scenes, just sex scenes. They are way too graphic: the intimacy and powerful passion of the characters could have been showed in a different way. I mean, we don't need to see a girl licking other girl's pussy in an explicit manner to realise they love each other. I only saw a physical relationship. Of couse I'm comfortable with sexuality, gay themes, and all that stuff but each time there was a sex scene, it felt out of tone compared to the rest of the film. This film only recieved the hype it did because of the explicit scenes.
Then there's the characters. One only cries and is super weak. The other is mysterious and stong: a bit cliché, don't you think? I understand it could be boring to see two exact persons but I couldn't like both characters. One is annoying, the one is a cheater and complains about being cheated. Maybe that's what's beautiful about this film. It makes us understand how good people are hard to find and how we always sadly fall in love for the ones we shouldn't.
You can argue that I gave it a higher rating than the one on IMDb. Yes I did. The cinematography was mostly great and the story had it's good points. I didn't like the characters but I liked the actresses. But I will probably drop this rating soon. ” - ruinunotuner