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The Physician (2013)
Noah Gordon's best selling novel is the tale of the epic quest for knowledge of a man with an open mind, a brave heart and a noble soul. It is also a remarkable depiction of how this man achieves his goals living with distinct societies, the Jews and Muslims, and how to learn from them. This movie, however, spoils every charm, every depth, every enlightening message the book may have. It changes almost every interesting plot and subplot that made you share the story of the book, and turns it into a shallow story in which Isfahan, Ibn Sina, the Jewish community, and every single character are hardly a parody of the original novel. I feel unable to understand why Noah Gordon allowed this twisted, unworthy script to bear the same title than his book, and even make use of his name.
P.s: oh, and excuse me if I leave a little spoiler here, but, was it really necessary that the movie ends in London? Yes, Cole's love affair is completely changed in the story, but even thus... Why, Mr.Gordon? Why did you allow them ruin your work?
The Tree of Life (2011)
When they want you to accept that NOTHING is a great thing
It is always suspicious when a movie tries to present a story about ordinary people living ordinary lives. Most times, it is hardly interesting. Maybe it reminds about something of your own life, but it can teach you nothing. And, if you already know what is happening by own experience, why did you pay your ticket?
Now, this is a step forward: hey, it's a about a family and their troubles, but here you'll also see planets, galaxies, DINOSAURS!! They have no relationship whatsoever with the flat and boring script, but who cares?
Wow, you can even say that Sean Penn acts in this movie!! He does nothing, he says nothing, he adds nothing, but he is there.
Did I mention that you can see dinosaurs in this movie?
J. Edgar (2011)
Who's afraid of the Big Bad Wolf?
Well, maybe the real J. Edgar Hoover was a powerful man in his time. Maybe he really had everybody under watch and terrified a couple of Presidents with the knowledge he had about them. It is said that he was a crucial person in the hard decades that followed World War II and put the western democracies under siege. But the character shown in this movie is hardly anything else than a poor old gay man, sexually frustrated, dominated by his mother, who listened to porn tapes. I think it is a failed portrait of the real man, and a deceiving movie. I usually like Clint Eastwood's work, but not this one. I left the movie with the feeling that no one should have been afraid of Hoover, except for those wearing stripped suits and mustaches. And i'm not really sure that was the kind of discipline that the U.S. Would have needed to win the Cold War.
La marche de l'empereur (2005)
Yeah, it's a movie about penguins. And yeah! It's gorgeous!
I had heard many good comments about this movie, so I decided to give it a chance, although I was quite skeptical. But this has been a very touching experience. An extraordinary tale about the survival of a species in a frozen hell. About some amazing behaviors that make it almost impossible not to think that these "stupid birds" have an utter sense of purpose in all what they do: how they march together to their breeding place; how they mate; how they share the burden of keeping their offspring alive. Congratulations to all the crew that made this film possible. Yes, I really enjoyed a documentary about penguins, and even seen it several times.
Taxi Driver (1976)
Bronson, Eastwood, Seagal, Norris... Showed the same in a far most believable way
I was really disappointed with this movie. The incredible recognition that it always gets moved me to give it a chance, even if I knew that the plot was quite depressing and has been showed in similar ways by many other movies. And this is by far one of the worst of the type. It is so badly presented, and so poorly finished, that it makes Bronson's plain urban avengers and Eastwood's lust for violence real masterpieces. De Niro's acting is the only part that can be saved. Even Cybill Shepherd is unable to raise the overall bitter taste of this ultra-hyped movie
If you haven't seen this yet, save yourself some time for something useful
La pasión turca (1994)
Unbelievable and grotesque
The plot of this book taken to the screen could have just been shallow and slightly offensive for a woman's dignity: a bored Spanish housewife finds relief to her boredom while in a tourist trip to Istanbul, when he finds a Turkish tourist guide that satisfies her sexually. Cliché, a bit stupid, but nothing serious First problem: After getting pregnant from her Turkish lover and losing the baby shortly after birth, she becomes crazy and can only think about meeting her lover again Second and HUGE problem: when she is back to Istanbul, the tourist guide is no longer a tourist guide, but some kind of trafficker. The nonsense grows more and more until the guy turns out to be some important local gangster or mobster, that uses her as a sexual toy and then even prostitutes her for his own purposes.
All of this, together with the usual terrible performance of Ana Belén and the usual dreadful level of Spanish movies, makes of this movie a terrible option to spend your hard-won free time.
Awful! Horrible! Did they mean to do THIS seriously?
Angry spoilers ahead After what seems an eternity, finally this movie was apparently coming to an end, but the worst was yet to come: Lambert's wife, who is also imprisoned, is about to give birth to her child. As if in a parody of the Argentina of the 80's, the Government wants to steal the children from her for some hideous purpose. The funny thing is that they don't wait until the woman brings her baby in the world naturally. Oh, no: they're going to use a saw to open her womb and take out the baby while killing her. When she realizes what's happening, the woman starts shouting and calling for her husband, who was precisely running along the prison two corridors away, hears hem and says something like "I'm coming, honey!!" This movie is THIS sophisticated, from the beginning and until the very end. If you find it on TV, DVD, or whatever... Please don't waste part of your precious lifetime in this
Beyond Rangoon (1995)
A powerful story. Will anyone help Burma, ever?
A powerful movie that has recovered much of its meaning in this second half of 2007 after the new desperate movements of the Burmese people against their tyrants. I felt a complex mix of feelings about the people there, something like compassion and admiration at the same time, together with a bit of rage because I feel that no one, neither the countries of the world, nor themselves, is doing anything effective to end this shame. I think these feelings became directly from the movie, and that they were intended when it was made, so it is a successful movie. The desire for peace, the quest for enlightenment, the respect for life sometimes leads to subjugation. In fact it is the Buddhist Burmese culture who has left the doors wide opens to their dictators. But, how can you feel angry about these poor people?
Could have been great, but you simply can't believe what you're seeing
Interesting film. Weird story, indeed, that makes you think a bit. But I found it quite unforgivable that you simply can't believe in the first part of the movie the main character is a man. Filmed already in these times of CGI and make up professionals, I can't understand why the filmmakers didn't make the actress look more like a man. Or, if this was too much a hard thing to do, why they didn't choose a real man to act in the first minutes. This is too obvious and too much disturbing not to rate the movie as high as it could have been. It leaves you with the feeling that the people who made this really didn't care enough about their work, or didn't think we deserved a clean job.
The New World (2005)
Pretentious but hollow movie. Really disappointing
After seeing this movie yesterday, I can't describe it but as deceiving. Supposedly, it is a story about how the clash between cultures changed the style of life known in the Americas, through the eyes of an Indian "princess", as well as a story of love and resignation. Hardly any of these objectives is reached. The movie is incredibly slow. The pretentious monologues, the apparently "espiritual" voices in off, are pretentious and at times laughable. The key moment in the film, when Smith leaves, is so quick that it calls to no emotion. Q'Orianka Kilcher may seem a good choice in the first minutes, but soon you realize that this girl has only two expressions to show to the camera: her lovely smile that she shows a few times, and all the rest a boring mask that is supposed to reflect serenity, but fails completely in its purpose. When the film ended, all the people seemed awed. No one talked! I don't remember having seen the people so silent after a movie, without a comment. It seemed all of us were waking up from an uncomfortable sleep. A bad choice for a Friday night