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The Scribbler (2014)
excellent and probably misunderstood
it might be that people dislike movies about "crazy people", probably wanting to keep away from those disturbed ones who cannot cope with the pressure of the "civilized" world.
yes, this movie is about those poor souls, but really it is an excellent movie which doesn't want to disturb, but touch a few serious questions, neglected in the rush of society: who am i, who really are you, what is normal, why cannot i be myself?
and what can be disturbing about a movie featuring such an excellent cast, including several beautiful women? or it might be the hypocritical disapproval of the naked body or the naked soul?
its a movie about outcasts and how being yourself and the search for your true self makes you stronger, despite the powers of the day, despite the common opinion, despite the fact that you surrendered and are rejected from the world.
i lacked a bit more absurdity, but probably this lack only stressed the seriousness of this production and after all there is no need to make Timothy Burton clone of a movie, when a story that tells more than it shows is being told.
to cut the story short i went for this movie expecting a low budget parody, but instead watched an excellent production and a new favorite.
give it a try and enjoy it.
The Giver (2014)
i was impressed with this movie. for a film that i thought was yet another dystopy - it actually shook me and made "hunger games" (which i loved) and "divergent" seem like preschool writing contest attempts.
i wonder how far it goes from the book it is based on, but nevertheless the ideas that are protruding are very well carried out. the actors seemed like given really short time (the movie seemed to last a few beautiful moments to me). it is such a strange feeling, yet the experience was deep - probably due to the depicted memories of love, joy, grief, pain...the play with colors was also influencing at a deeper level..
very well, very well..hope there isn't a sequel :D
excellent tale of the dark side
excellent! great movie, shot very well, with superbly-playing actors and realistic characters. seems like a 'small' movie, but very professionally done at all levels.
implements a great escapist idea - "if only things could be different" - while at the same time proving that behind such ideas there lurks a darker side waiting to grab its moment.
also, glad they added the idea of crime and punishment - everyone has weaker moments, will you give in to the instincts that you may be ashamed of?
excellent development of the story as well - i wasn't strictly following the jumps to and from realities (oops, yes there is some wild sci-fi involved :)), but everything seemed constructed well enough to reveal the main point - coherence is not about space or quants or crazy physic phenomenons, but the human self...or is it just one?
In a World... (2013)
from the heart
feels like an European movie, probably because it comes from the heart.
i'm getting to see now and then stories that don't seem too exciting - about ordinary people, living ordinary lives - only what really is ordinary when every person is unique, and in every live there is excitement and struggle and love and pain.
not too often to see those "simple" things in an American movie, at least in a not exaggerated, highly pretentious, aesthetic style, but told as a intimate story, shared with a stranger on a bus stop.
"in a world..." has many touches that make it a great movie, even if it 'only' tells a story of a small group of people, young and ambitious, older and solemn, each with his part in the lives of others. some realizing the impact they make, others just following their big goals in life.
again, surprisingly intimate, well told story - congrats to the team and Lake Bell
The Zero Theorem (2013)
i thought they didn't make movies like that anymore
i thought they didn't make movies like that anymore - visually wild and beautiful, very confusing and crazy, deeply humane, with love passing by and forever leaving its mark on everyone.
i just now thought that i feel in a similar way when reading some of brother strugatsky's books: the strangling system machine, the human pawns in somebody's heartless game, the desperate search for meaning of life, the dangerously feeble spark of love.
i was attracted by the visuals of this movie, but almost gave up after about 40th minute - it was all too confusing, a crazy circus of unexplainable characters and chatter. at some point though, i started to see more clearly what is happening and all started making much more sense, to the extent that i got hooked.
i don't remember much of Terry Gilliam's Brazil, but i have the feeling the two movies were very close in concept and realization.
not much of a review, i know, but i'm still under the impressions of this movie and really, if any of the above makes any sense to you - go watch it, you will enjoy it :)
10 out of 10
3 Days to Kill (2014)
Luc Besson all over it (which is good)
a fun film with distinct features of a Luc Besson movie - the jokes, the setting, characters, funny situations..all mixed into a crazy story with a signature which is immediately recognizable.
i think that a fully french movie might've been even a better take, kevin costner puts a little too much gravity and seriousness to his role, as if he cannot let go and play a killer that has also absurd features at times.
this movie has a bit of everything in it - thriller, family drama, comedy, love, more comedy etc.
had fun watching it, so hope you have fun as well
The Family (2013)
fresh fun with old dogs
Malavita is a quite fresh comedy in the mafioso genre. Robert De Niro is in a good form, and Michelle Pfeiffer does well, even if i thought she didn't quite fit the role of an American-Italian mama.
there is quite a lot pushed into a relatively short story, and the movie goes by a bit hurriedly, but still delivers a lot of fun.
so if you're looking for some good time, definitely check it out - it has first teenage love, gangsters, burgers and somewhat of France aside from the main story. far from a intellectual drama or bloody dark crime world mystery, it is a light comedy well done and easy to swallow (i guess)
9 mois ferme (2013)
quite fun, but strange ending
i like this movie, liked it a lot. it was very funny, the kind of absurd situations fun, typical for french cinema. some faces there are worth remembering, and also some very funny lines. generally very good production and short, but good story; unfortunately the end was lacking. actually very very lacking to the point it takes away all the pleasure of watching the movie
pretty much my vote is of 6.5 instead of 8 because of the ending. could've been much more entertaining and with a really solid conclusion, but well, had fun anyway
recommend for watching? yes
Almost Human (2013)
well done, good-natured sci-fi cops TV show
at s01e05 i finally decided that i want to keep watching this show. it is very well produced with good cast, nice effects and interesting episodes. what was lacking for me was at a few times weaker plots, but hopefully this will improve because the dialogs are mostly good and fun.
the show is still a bit shallow, but hopefully it will evolve and become a true sci-fi masterpiece show, one that is currently missing on the scene.
i haven't been watching any cops series recently so maybe am unaware of possible clichés in the genre, so for me Almost Human is quite fresh, fun and easy to watch - not to mention Karl Urban is the lead!
so, again - hopefully this will still evolve, maybe get somewhat deeper, and even more fun
Thor: The Dark World (2013)
desperately silly but quite hilarious
i don't generally mind silly clichéd stories and try to ignore them, but gave up and went to the cinema mostly to see some fancy FX. there were some, and some more and then even more - pretty much apart from the shallow story, it is no wonder that the visual effects make this movie, but then there was the astonishing surprisingly good humor! i guess it's the weather in London that helped inspire some crazy little jokes that simply saved the movie.
you wouldn't expect that a heroic fantasy movie would be saved by jokes, but here it is, so many little moments that were delightful and helped forget the rest of the nonsense.
this and Tom Hiddleston who is the superstar in this episode of Thor, he is incredible and hopefully will be given even more space in another followup. it was he who helped sustain some kind of a story throughout the hollow graphic scenes - what an excellent actor! apparently marvel have realized that the universe of the avengers is what keeps people going to the theaters, so it was really nice to have scenes with ties with the other superheroes, and even continuity with the Avengers movie. i wonder what Disney will do with the star wars franchise, kinda scary that the cashflow is guaranteed with only a mention of some of the iconic characters there...
anyway...Thor...quite fun(ny). i wonder how the first episode actually did in box office, but might be there will be need for a new superhero movie soon. because a super hero movie cannot be sustained by jokes only... the original batman somewhat proved it - it was the Dark Knight that made me really consider this a great story.