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|20 3%||Bloodsport (1988) - Nov 21, 2020
"I'm new to this kind of movie - am I supposed to be rooting for the guy who goes for the balls and jumps onto the referee?"
|70 62%||1917 (2019) - Nov 20, 2020
"The story is forgettable, warming up every war cliché you've ever seen, but the visuals are splendid, perfectly recreating that world with literally armies of extras. The one shot thing strikes me as a gimmick and distracted me a couple of times, but technically it is executed flawlessly (what else to expect of Deakins?) - in parts the camera appears to move through three-dimensional space entirely freely."
|70 62%||Ivy (2015) - Nov 18, 2020
"Great setting and cast make for many beautiful scenes. But while every scene works great in itself, the development from one to the next feels a bit bumpy at times. Also don't think the CGI was necessary for an otherwise very realistic movie."
|80 86%||Child's Pose (2013) - Nov 17, 2020
"Powerful film. Storytelling and acting are flawless, and I like that it doesn't need to use it's upperclass setting as a veneer to hide other flaws. Just the camerawork is a bit too hectic at times - although it does allow for a handful of strong one-shots."
|55 27%||Pazar - Bir ticaret masali (2008) - Nov 14, 2020
"I like the setting, but both the story and the actors (beyond Ayaydin) are formulaic - and where it comes to detail, it seems steeped in a screenwriter's imagination, rather than on the ground experience."
|65 47%||Adhen (2008) - Nov 12, 2020
"Does a good job in depicting a corner of society, but the storytelling is forced and many scenes are not good enough to warrant the amount of time their held."
|45 16%||The Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974) - Nov 09, 2020
"A couple of parts that I liked (the low-angle shots, the eye close-ups), but the film is utterly senseless, doesn't even try to build tension and has way too much gratuituous screaming."
|75 76%||Ikiru (1952) - Nov 02, 2020
"Too theatrical for my taste, and the epilogue (1/3 of the runtime!) ties things up much too neatly, but there's a couple of strong scenes before - especially during the first night of rioting."
|40 12%||The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford (2007) - Nov 01, 2020
"Just not my genre, I guess; none of the people feel real - heck, none of them even talks normal. The only part that I could have found interesting - how Ford deals with the aftermath of his act - gets rushed through in a tacked on epilogue, with everything leading up to that feeling like any other Western. Rambling way too much. (And apparently I really don't like narrators.)"
|90 97%||Life Is Beautiful (1997) - Oct 31, 2020
"Such a good movie. Both the comedy and the tragedy hit home without fail."