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JakeAesthete
Cinema Addict - 1975 Films Ranked
Member Since: Jun 13, 2008
Location: portland, oregon, USA
Recent Rankings
47 T5 A Hard Day's Night (1964) - Apr 19, 2014
87 T9 Under the Skin (2014) - Apr 18, 2014
"Remember when Beyond the Black Rainbow tried to be the ultimate mindfuck hybrid of Kubrick and Cronenberg but ended up falling short? This is the movie we all hoped that would be, plus much more. Actually, at it's best (which is often) it's far closer to Sombre or Morvern Callar, so much so that the more overtly Kubrick-ian sci-fi bits feel almost superfluous (although they are often visually pretty "cool"). Johannson is nothing short of a revelation here, between this and Her this is her year."
22 T3 Chapter 27 (2007) - Apr 14, 2014
"Why did i watch this you ask? Because i wanted to see more Jared Leto trainwrecks of course. Did i get what i asked for? For better or worse, absolutely. Having Lindsay Lohan around almost ensures a certain degree of cringe-y watchability/unwatchability (playing a character named Jude no less. Yes, as in "Hey Jude". Does this phrase get spoken in the movie just in case you missed the reference? Damn right it does. Repeatedly. Because, you know, it's a Beatles song... not written by John Lennon)."
39 T4 Mr. Nobody (2009) - Apr 13, 2014
"So this is like what happens when the guy who used to sell me weed in high school watched some Kieslowski movies (or maybe just Run Lola Run?), dropped acid, wrote a screenplay and somehow got a few million dollars plus Jared Leto to make it? Sometimes it's so batshit insane that it's almost beautiful, and never less than entertaining, so there's that... (but seriously needed more of the Asian girl please)"
52 T6 Sleeping Beauty (2011) - Apr 12, 2014
"I feel bad being too critical of this, since Leigh clearly has the best of intentions and is aiming pretty high. That said, i'm not sure she has quite found a means of expressing her vision without resorting to some fairly clunky and obtuse art house pretensions. The Jane Campion production credit makes a lot of sense, as they share a lot of idiosyncrasies (and penchant for awkward symbolism), but unfortunately this lacks the brilliant singularity of a film like Sweetie."
93 T10 House of Tolerance (2011) - Apr 11, 2014
"a post-feminist Proust rewrites The Story Of O by way of Robbe-Grillet... or something?"
67 T7 Prince Avalanche (2013) - Apr 11, 2014
"Long past his sell-by date as a serious auteur, David Gordon Green now sort of comes off like a likable, goofily earnest cornball uncle who it's fun to have a few beers with once and a while."
96 T10 The Young Girls of Rochefort (1967) - Apr 10, 2014
"Passion. Spirit. Love. Folly. Genius."
69 T7 Un été brûlant (2011) - Apr 09, 2014
"Pretty good, although i have to admit it sometimes threatens to come off like a self-parody of "arty French films". Garrel basically makes the same movie over and over again (give or take a heroin addiction here or ghost there), and this is neither the best nor the worst version of it. It was funny watching this right after Apres Mai because this could basically be a sequel to Assayas' film. I have to say, Monica Bellucci's acting in this is by far the best work i've ever seen her do."
83 T9 Something in the Air (2012) - Apr 08, 2014
"Assayas' unabashed mash note to the post-May '68 counterculture could have been somewhat insufferable if it weren't so obviously deeply felt and personal (the formative influence of the Situationist International on him is something he's talked about before). It's not like he hasn't addressed this material elsewhere, if anything it's a throwback to Cold Water with some of Carlos' revolutionary spirit thrown in. Even more so it can be seen as a companion piece to Garrel's Regular Lovers."