Profil użytkownika ChrisKnipp
I think the mean guardian's origins are filled in, but there's too much explanation to pick up easily. Uma Thurman/The Bride is an interesting reference, but I think a younger actress than Uma is called for--somebody who needs to prove herself, which Uma doesn't.
The Girl who keeps bouncing back It's not giving away too much to say straight off that the wiry, secretive, and strangely charismatic dragon-tattooed heroine of the Swedish action-mystery series is
It is not bombing, though it may fade fast. We'll see. It has been cruelly attacked, but Shyamalan seems to go downhill with each film after the successes of The Sixth Sense and Unbreakable. The flaws began to show with Signs. So what's the surprise? What would you expect? I feel sorry Dev Patel got a big American film and it's a flop. He looks silly. Sometimes noble, but mostly silly. His Karate skills come in handy, though. I don't quite see why this movie is so much despised. There
Tom Cruise and Cameron Diaz on a wild ride that combines comedy, actioner, and romance. It’s completely silly, and a lot of fun.
Hogging the stage in a dry season...Pixar scores big again (commercially). . .
i see that you are a bit of a chameleon. I am too I think though maybe not as much. I'm glad you grant that little point of the need to mention the director's name. Maybe though you think that if a zombie is a flower a review is not a review. Just kidding.
You don't have to tell much about the plot, you do however need to mention the name of the director and give some specific examples to illustrate any point you have to make, otherwise your remarks remain too generic. I still say it is easy to do it your way, but not helpful. How could I be saying there is one generic way to do a good review? It is the individuality of the writer that makes review worth reading.
I do not agree with you on the contents of a review. A review should give the reader an idea of what the film is like, what is is about, its context, as well as your opinion, which may or may not be interesting, but in any case is of little value without supporting examples to show what you mean. In this case, you gave an idea (I would not say a very detailed one,compared to other reviews of Dogtooth that I've seen, but certainly a forceful one) of the premise of the film. But without more of
"It's painful, unpleasant and interesting to watch it. I could call this movie both provocative and sick. . ." You made that cler, and from what other people told me at ND/NF the sick part left them with a pretty unpleasant feeling; but I had decided not to see it before I heard their reactions. You tell more about your reaction than about the film. People like to know both. Maybe its being Greek changes nothing, but I still like information, and at least the directyor's name. I thought of
You present the premise of the film very forcefully. Obviously it's a thought-provoking one, and it looks as though you like a film that's challenging and highly conceptual. . But the question that remains in my mind is this: how good is the development of that premise/concept in this film? I don't get much of a sense of what it's like to watch the film or how it's made. You don't even mention the director's name or mention that the film is Greek. I have not seen it, but maybe I should. It
I have not seen it. The Iranian film chosen for the New Directors/New Films series at Lincoln Center and MoMA this year is Homayoun's TEHROUN. http://www.filmleaf.net/showthread.php?2808-Film-Comments-Selects-And-New-Directors-New-Films-2010&p=24173#post24173 The Variety review of PERSIAN CATS says it "blends exciting musical performances with an undernourished narrative." I'd guess the material and the need to buck governmental repression in both cases interests people enough for them to overlook
I can tell you it's been very much appreciated by the American audience--so much so that I felt I had to dissent, because I think American critics have overrated it.. As we have mentioned, it comes from the BBC miniseries "The Thick of It," http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0459159/. That can be watched on YouTube in six half-hour episodes. I personally feel the American episode of In the Loop is pushed, and doesn't work as well as the original English situations. I'm sure there is truth in it all.
Alexei Popogrebsky: How I Ended This Summer (2010)--New Directors/New Film series Trout fishing gone wrong 8/10 "How I Ended This Summer:" it's not a serious title but a mocking one, in bad
A very timely review: I am wondering also why this won over not only The Prophet but also The White Ribbon. I have not seen El secreto de sus ojos (coming to US theaters later, I believe) so I can't specifically comment on it, but I agree it's hard to imagine how anything could top either of those two, this year. All you can say is that Best Foreign Oscar nominations are better than they used to be. Sometimes the award signals something other than immediate achievement. In this case maybe it's
You're absolutely right. Hallstrom is not a great director, hence Tony Scott's phrase "blue-chip hack." Some of his movies are worth seeing, including "Cassanova" (Heath Ledger), "Gilbert Grape" (for diCaprio's remarkable performance), "Cider House Rules" (because it's a good story). But it's hard to see why he takes on a particular project. And that's the way with hacks. "Dear John" is definitely to be skipped. If you want Sparks romance, watch "The Notebook." But I don't urge it.
http://img85.imageshack.us/img85/2124/dearjohnmovieimagechann.jpg Nicolas Sparks is a perennially popular novelist who specializes in weepy tales of star-crossed lovers. He's written fifteen. The Notebook
THE ROAD has not received rave reviews in the US. It's Metacrit score is 64, which means "generally favorable." However it is on some significant best lists, I believe (I can't site names off the top of my head, but from some good critics). I see Metacritic has a "Books" section too in which McCarthy's novel rated a 90 -- extraordinarly high.My three greatest reading experiencs of the past 15 years have been: Proust's REMEMBRANCE OF THINGS PAST, David Foster Wallace's INFINITE JEST, and all
http://www.iwatchstuff.com/2008/08/07/road-mortensen.jpg Hollywood likes the world to end with a bang. In the Australian director John Hillcoat's The Road, adapted quite faithfully from Cormac McCarthy's
I meant to rate it highly for technical innovation, use of image capture, CGI, 3D, etc. etc., but non-innovative in plot. This is the basic issue, that technique doesn't make a movie ultimately interesting in human terms. I'm also new to giving so many ratings in so many categories, and I may have been a bit hasty. I'd say read my reviews, and ignore my ratings.
'Avatar' is a fancy word -- an appropriate one, I guess, for a movie that is both awesome and silly. As the movie explains, it's a Hindu term for the incarnation of a god on earth. But actually, just as