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100 Boogie Nights (1997) tt0118749 Mar 30 2017, 19:16 Everyone's born with one special thing, and Eddie Adams uses his humongous "asset" to take the world of film pornography by storm. Things get ugly though when success leads to drugs and ruin. Will Dirk clean up and get back on top? Will Amber see her son? Will Rollergirl ever take off her skates?! (imdb) You know these little awesome montages in a movie? This film flows along like a bright, warming river of music and energy. Mark Wahlberg is perfect, the characters and how they populate a scene is wonderful, the score is nice (as noted above)... an instant classic.
100 The Departed (2006) tt0407887 Feb 01 2017, 03:17 The lives of two cops: Colin Sullivan, smart and ambitious, appears to be on the fast track in the Massachusetts State Police Department, whose prime target is powerful Irish mob boss Frank Costello. Billy Costigan, street-smart and tough, is purported to have a violent temper that costs him his badge... Brutal and melancholic, but not dark/grim. It has a fast style and never, ever feels boring.
100 Goodfellas (1990) tt0099685 Feb 01 2017, 03:12 Henry Hill is a small time gangster, who takes part in a robbery with Jimmy Conway and Tommy De Vito, two other gangsters who have set their sights a bit higher. His two partners kill off everyone else involved in the robbery, and slowly start to climb up through the hierarchy of the Mob. Henry, however, is badly affected by his partners success, but will he stoop low enough to bring about the downfall of Jimmy and Tommy ? (imdb) Exciting from the start. Three fantastic characters, great style. Can be watched many times.
100 Inception (2010) tt1375666 Feb 01 2017, 03:14 In a world where technology exists to enter the human mind through dream invasion, a single idea within one's mind can be the most dangerous weapon or the most valuable asset. Something that has never been seen, truly intelligent and unique!
100 The Matrix (1999) tt0133093 Feb 01 2017, 03:30 After meeting a group of rebels, a computer hacker who goes by the codename Neo learns that reality is not what it appears to be. Magical and unique. Perfect action scenes.
100 No Country for Old Men (2007) tt0477348 Feb 01 2017, 03:18 Violence and mayhem ensue after a hunter stumbles upon some dead bodies, a stash of heroin and more than $2 million in cash near the Rio Grande. (imdb) Great style. Quiet and creeping, with genuine characters.
100 The Sopranos (1999) tt0141842 Feb 02 2017, 18:31 New Jersey mob boss, Tony Soprano, deals with personal and professional issues in his home and business life. (imdb) It's always great. There is a focus on the protagonist's family which can be annoying at times. But still, it's a magnificent journey. The characters have cult potential, and the little scenes "in between" make it all fit together.
90 American Psycho (2000) tt0144084 Feb 01 2017, 03:35 Patrick Bateman, a young, well to do man working on wall street at his father's company kills for no reason at all. As his life progresses his hatred for the world becomes more and more intense. Based on the book by Bret Easton Ellis. (imdb) Carried by a magnificent protagonist. The greatest Bale has ever done. Overall interesting.
90 The Big Short (2015) tt1596363 Feb 01 2017, 03:28 Four outsiders in the world of high-finance who predicted the credit and housing bubble collapse of the mid-2000s decide to take on the big banks for their lack of foresight and greed. (imdb) Brilliant and funny.
90 Blue Ruin (2014) tt2359024 Mar 13 2017, 10:49 A peaceful vagrant finds his quiet life upended by dreadful news and sets off for his childhood home to carry out an act of revenge. (imdb) Near perfection. Occasionally, I couldn't help but mutter things like "wow" or "amazing". The whole film is a sequence of masterful compositions.
90 Cars (2006) tt0317219 Feb 01 2017, 04:04 This is a fast-paced comedy adventure set inside the world of cars. Fueled with plenty of humor, action, heartfelt drama and amazing new technical feats, Cars is a high octane delight for moviegoers of all ages. (Disney) I hate kids movies, but this one is so decent with its message and so beautiful with its style.
90 Cloud Atlas (2012) tt1371111 Feb 09 2017, 16:33 Six stories set in a different time and place become intricately related to each other. (imdb) Great epic beyond time. Insane effort by the actors and a complex story line; still I could follow every subplot very well and there were almost no filler scenes, as it cuts to a different time when a point has been made.
90 Drive (2011) tt0780504 Feb 01 2017, 03:45 A Hollywood stunt performer who moonlights as a wheelman discovers that a contract has been put on him after a heist gone wrong. It does not do much, but it assembles the parts so nicely. This is a film that can be called "art" as much as a painting.
90 The Equalizer (2014) tt0455944 Feb 02 2017, 09:03 Robert McCall is a man who believes he has put his mysterious past behind him and dedicated himself to beginning a new, quiet life. But when he meets Teri, a young girl under the control of ultra-violent Russian gangsters, he can't stand idly by. He has to help her. (imdb) It can be so easy: cool protagonist with depth, a couple of bad guys, and a conflict. This leads to one of the most badass scenes I have ever seen. Great style, not too overloaded - finally someone got it right.
90 The Hateful Eight (2015) tt3460252 Feb 01 2017, 04:55 In post-Civil War Wyoming, bounty hunters try to find shelter during a blizzard but get involved in a plot of betrayal and deception. Will they survive? (imdb) It was a magical experience to watch it in the cinema.
90 Heat (1995) tt0113277 Feb 01 2017, 03:21 A Los Angeles crime saga, "Heat" focuses on the lives of two men on opposite sides of the law - one a detective; the other a thief.(imdb) Rarely seen coolness and style.
90 Inglourious Basterds (2009) tt0361748 Feb 02 2017, 05:26 In Nazi-occupied France during WW2, a group of Jewish-American soldiers known as "The Basterds" are chosen specifically to spread fear throughout the Third Reich by scalping and killing Nazis. A truly captivating film. There is a mission, there is a brilliant antagonist, and there are surprises ahead.
90 Pulp Fiction (1994) tt0110912 Feb 01 2017, 04:50 Jules Winnfield and Vincent Vega are two hitmen who are out to retrieve a suitcase stolen from their employer, mob boss Marsellus Wallace. Wallace has also asked Vincent to take his wife Mia out a few days later when Wallace himself will be out of town. Butch Coolidge is an aging boxer paid by Wallace to lose his next fight. The lives of these and other characters prove to be woven together in ways none of them could ever fully understand. Cool, with brilliant dialogues.
90 Rising Sun (1993) tt0107969 Feb 01 2017, 02:48 At the offices of a Japanese corporation, during a party, a woman, who's evidently a professional mistress, is found dead (imdb) An absolute gem. Intelligent and likeable characters, a complex(!) story to follow on your first watch. If you don't catch one line, there is a chance you'll not fully understand what is going on.
90 Seven (1995) tt0114369 Feb 03 2017, 00:19 Two big city detectives (Pitt, Freeman) find themselves on the trail of a vicious serial killer that chooses his victims according to the seven deadly sins. (New Line Cinema) Stunning moments in a great detective film. Two good protagonists; some of their little moments are hilarious. As Fincher said, the film will find the soft spot of the viewer, where the fear and humanity lies, and stab into it.
90 Summer Wars (2010) tt1474276 Feb 19 2017, 16:45 Kenji Koiso, an eleventh grade math genius, agrees to take a summer job at the Nagano hometown of his crush, Natuski. When he arrives, he finds that her family have reunited to celebrate the 90th birthday of the family matriarch. His job is to pretend to be Natsuki's fiancé. Meanwhile, his attempt to solve a mathematical equation causes a parallel world's collision with earth (imdb) Wonderful art style, and intriguing idea. Has emotion and intelligence.
90 The Thin Red Line (1998) tt0120863 Feb 12 2017, 15:36 "The Thin Red Line" tells the story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who took part in the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal, but the way in which this story is told transcends the boundaries of the war film genre. Beautiful and painful.
90 Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy (2011) tt1340800 Feb 02 2017, 13:31 In the bleak days of the Cold War, espionage veteran George Smiley is forced from semi-retirement to uncover a Soviet agent within MI6's echelons. (imdb) Well thought and executed, can be watched multiple times to maximize the stimulation of your brain.
90 Twin Peaks (1990) tt0098936 Feb 01 2017, 06:38 An idiosyncratic FBI agent investigates the murder of a young woman in the even more idiosyncratic town of Twin Peaks. (imdb) I love this series. Something is here that is so beautiful and pure it will never be recreated. With the best protagonist ever made and the best musical score I have heard to date. I think if I rewatch it some time, I will cry a bit, because of what could have been.
90 Up in the Air (2009) tt1193138 Feb 02 2017, 09:29 Ryan Bingham is a corporate downsizing expert whose cherished life on the road is threatened just as he is on the cusp of reaching ten million frequent flyer miles and just after he's met the frequent-traveler woman of his dreams. A great "feel good" movie.
90 Whiplash (2014) tt2582802 Feb 01 2017, 03:58 A young musician struggles to make it as a top jazz drummer. (imdb) Fucking awesome. So much drive and energy just pour out of this film.
80 12 Angry Men (1957) tt0050083 Feb 02 2017, 06:49 A dissenting juror in a murder trial slowly manages to convince the others that the case is not as obviously clear as it seemed in court (imdb) It is very subtle and intelligent. Some scenes are truly memorable.
80 36th Chamber of Shaolin (1978) tt0078243 May 06 2017, 08:56 After a corrupt general occupies his village and terrorizes his family, San Te (Chia Hui Liu) vows revenge and leaves home to study the ancient fighting arts. He becomes a monk at the mythical Shaolin Temple, where he learns the secrets of all 35 chambers in a rigorous seven-year apprenticeship. But when he proposes a 36th chamber to teach the masses to defend themselves, he's cast out of the temple in this Shaw Brothers kung fu classic. Great training and fight scenes. Even the shortest appearances and scenes are meaningful, as in the end the monk uses all his skills - his body moves in uniformity.
80 All Is Lost (2013) tt2017038 Feb 18 2018, 06:26 After a collision with a shipping container at sea, a resourceful sailor finds himself, despite all efforts to the contrary, staring his mortality in the face. Watched it in the cinema, which probably helped its cause. Robert Redford is essential viewing, and I found the slow, drawn-out pacing relaxing. The ending gets my senses tingling.
80 Apocalypse Now Redux (2001) tt9999998 Feb 01 2017, 10:55 Based on Joseph Conrad's Heart Of Darkness, this is a controversial addition to the multitude of Vietnam war movies in existence. Set in 1969 Vietnam, we follow U.S. Special Forces Captain Willard on his mission up a river into Cambodia to assassinate a renegade Green Beret who has set himself up as a God among a local tribe. (imdb) Great atmosphere is presented here. The ending is weak, but this is very much intentional. The film is in fact like watching the protagonist walk into a "heart of darkness".
80 Barry Lyndon (1975) tt0072684 May 12 2017, 11:11 An Irish rogue wins the heart of a rich widow and assumes her dead husband's position in 18th Century aristocracy. Magnificent. Goes straight into the heart.
80 Bone Tomahawk (2015) tt2494362 May 03 2017, 14:36 Four men set out in the Wild West to rescue a group of captives from cannibalistic cave dwellers. (imdb) I was immediately captured by the short summary - and I was not disappointed! This film unfolds precisely as it should. There is a long sequence where nothing really is happening, and it is fantastic to take in the atmosphere. If you are interested in a tense, gut-wrenching western/horror, try this one.
80 Casino Royale (2006) tt0381061 Jul 17 2017, 06:41 In his first mission, James Bond must stop Le Chiffre, a banker to the world's terrorist organizations, from winning a high-stakes poker tournament at Casino Royale in Montenegro. The best of Craig's Bond films. Thrilling action and mystery, fast cars and dangerous women.
80 The Chaser (2008) tt1190539 Sep 08 2017, 06:20 A pimp hunts down a pair of his missing girls. This was great! The best Korean crime film I've seen so far: exciting hunt with some surprises ahead.
80 Chronicle (2012) tt1706593 Mar 20 2017, 17:49 Three high school friends gain superpowers after making an incredible discovery. Soon, though, they find their lives spinning out of control and their bond tested as they embrace their darker sides. (imdb) Stunning and mind-blowing. The characters feel wonderfully natural, which makes the first half very satisfying. The ending is possibly a bit too action-loaded.
80 Cure (1997) tt0123948 Feb 22 2017, 07:26 Part atmospheric crime film and part philosophical meditation, this film follows a detective who is tracking a series of identical murders, committed under the same bizarre circumstances. (Cowboy Booking International) Let this film embrace you. The camerawork is way better than that of any modern film, and you have to pay attention to follow along.
80 Dark City (1998) tt0118929 Aug 18 2017, 07:50 Alex Proyas directs this futuristic thriller about a man (Sewell) waking up to find he is wanted for brutal murders he doesn't remember. Haunted by mysterious beings who stop time and alter reality, he seeks to unravel the riddle of his identity. [New Line] This is a supreme example of tight editing. The film progresses naturally and at a refreshing pace - great! (Director's Cut)
80 Death Note (2006) tt0877057 Mar 02 2017, 19:54 An intelligent high school student goes on a secret crusade to eliminate criminals from the world after discovering a notebook capable of killing anyone whose name is written into it. (imdb) Great series, driven by razor-sharp intellect. At times the thoughts will be racing through your head - which is so satisfying -, against the background of top-notch score and drawing. -- I have to say that the last 12 episode segment is not as great as the previous ones, it is just OK.
80 Dexter (2006) tt0773262 Mar 07 2017, 11:54 A Miami police forensics expert moonlights as a serial killer of criminals whom he believes have escaped justice. (imdb) Nice series; the first four seasons each have one defining motive - they are simply fantastic. Then it goes downhill... I recommend to quit after season 4.
80 Django Unchained (2012) tt1853728 Feb 01 2017, 04:49 With the help of his mentor, a slave-turned-bounty hunter sets out to rescue his wife from a brutal Mississippi plantation owner. (imdb) It's cool and bloody with the great Christoph Waltz, who gives it a melancholic tone. Could not have picked a better sidekick for Django. Overall really good.
80 Dunkirk (2017) tt5013056 Aug 02 2017, 11:21 Allied soldiers from Belgium, the British Empire, Canada, and France are surrounded by the German army and evacuated during a fierce battle in World War II. (imdb) Incredibly dense atmosphere. See it on a big screen with suitable speakers.
80 Fear X (2003) tt0289944 Feb 16 2018, 14:32 When his wife is killed in a seemingly random incident Harry (Turturro), prompted by mysterious visions, journeys to discover the true circumstances surrounding her murder. (imdb) I liked this small mystery film a lot. John Turturro is great, the score is great, the whole atmosphere just drew me in.
80 Field of Dreams (1989) tt0097351 Jul 19 2017, 13:12 "If you build it, he will come." With thes words, Iowa farmer Ray Kinsella (Costner) is inspired by a voice he can't ignore to pursue a dream he can hardly believe. Supported by his wife Annie (Madigan), Ray begins the quest by turning his ordinary cornfield into a place where dreams can come true. Along the way he meets reclusive activist Terence Mann (Jones), the mysterious "Doc" Graham (Lancaster), and even the legendary "Shoeless Joe" Jackson (Liotta). (Universal) I cried only a little bit. A magical experience, like a warm blanket for my depraved soul.
80 Fight Club (1999) tt0137523 Feb 01 2017, 06:44 An office employee and a soap salesman build a global organization to help vent male aggression. (imdb) Great protagonists. Exciting throughout, beware of spoilers if you haven't seen it.
80 From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) tt0116367 Feb 12 2018, 15:11 George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino star as the Gecko brothers -- two dangerous outlaws on a wild crime spree. After kidnapping a father (Keitel) and his two kids (Lewis), the Geckos head south to a seedy Mexican bar to hide out in safety. But when they face the bar's truly notorious clientele, they're forced to team up with their hostages in order to make it out alive. (Dimension) A lovely film. Nothing beats the dream team Clooney/Tarantino. The style and atmosphere are great, can be watched many times.
80 Ghost in the Shell (1995) tt0113568 Feb 03 2017, 03:29 A female cyborg cop and her partner hunt a mysterious and powerful hacker called the Puppet Master (imdb) Exquisite and philosophical. The scenery is presented exceptionally well.
80 The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) tt2278388 Feb 02 2017, 13:10 The adventures of Gustave H, a legendary concierge at a famous European hotel between the wars, and Zero Moustafa, the lobby boy who becomes his most trusted friend. (imdb) Beautiful, beautiful film; it feels nostalgic but also pure. Definitely worth your attention.
80 Jodorowsky's Dune (2014) tt1935156 May 02 2017, 16:43 Shot in France, England, Switzerland and the United States, this documentary covers director Alejandro Jodorowsky (El Topo, Holy Mountain, Santa Sangre) and his 1974 Quixotic attempt to adapt the seminal sci-fi novel Dune into a feature film. ( Immensely inspiring. Really loved how Jodorowsky got the crew together. -- I also refrained myself from admiring the script too much; would have been a good film, but who knows how many of those were never made?
80 K-PAX (2001) tt0272152 Mar 25 2017, 10:57 Prot is a patient at a mental hospital who claims to be from a far away planet. His psychiatrist tries to help him, only to begin to doubt his own explanations. (imdb) Kevin Spacey does a perfect job. The film's idea is simply exciting and executed with great precision.
80 L.A. Confidential (1997) tt0119488 Feb 01 2017, 07:32 A shooting at an all night diner is investigated by three LA policemen in their own unique ways. Great "vintage" style, all protagonists are well made. Some scenes are lengthy and a bit convenient.
80 Layer Cake (2004) tt0375912 Feb 01 2017, 03:40 A riveting thriller set in the drug underworld of the UK. Stylish and interesting. Insightful narration.
80 Margin Call (2011) tt1615147 Feb 18 2018, 06:20 A thriller that revolves around the key people at a investment bank over a 24-hour period during the early stages of the 2008 financial crisis. Seen this some time ago. I loved it for the cool atmosphere and the sustained feeling. Especially Kevin Spacey ties the film together.
80 Memento (2001) tt0209144 Feb 03 2017, 01:57 Memento chronicles two separate stories of Leonard (Guy Pearce), a ex-insurance investigator who can no longer build new memories, as he attempts to find the murderer of his wife, which is the last thing he remembers. One story line movies forward in time while the other tells the story backwards revealing more each time. (imdb) [Released at some festivals in 2000] Unique concept, aimed to make you feel the deep frustration the protagonist cannot comprehend.
80 Mulholland Drive (2001) tt0166924 Feb 01 2017, 08:31 In this complex tale of suspense, set in the unreal universe of Los Angeles, writer/director David Lynch explores the city's schizophrenic nature, an uneasy blend of innocence and corruption, love and loneliness, beauty and depravity. (Universal Focus) Unsettling atmosphere, masterfully designed, with a mysterious quality that is rarely found. -- That one scene made me very afraid of going around corners for a few days.
80 Nightcrawler (2014) tt2872718 Mar 07 2017, 16:03 When Lou Bloom, a driven man desperate for work, muscles into the world of L.A. crime journalism, he blurs the line between observer and participant to become the star of his own story. Aiding him in his effort is Nina, a TV-news veteran. (imdb) Compelling scenery, interesting story and a mysterious protagonist.
80 Once Upon a Time in America (1984) tt0087843 Feb 11 2018, 11:11 A former Prohibition-era Jewish gangster returns to Brooklyn over 30 years later, where he once again must confront the ghosts and regrets of his old life (imdb) A full load of Robert de Niro, which is never bad. Long and old-fashioned film, not very exciting but with some kind of merit.
80 Once Upon a Time in the West (1968) tt0064116 Apr 29 2017, 05:44 Sergio Leone's monumental epic is as big as its Monument Valley locations, as grand as its fine, distinguished cast, as tough and bawdy as every kid imagines the Old West. Very enjoyable, with epic and emotional scenes. Leone finally got the pacing right. The characters are great, and it all comes together nicely in the end.
80 The Prestige (2006) tt0482571 Feb 01 2017, 03:38 Christopher Nolan directs this mysterious story of two magicians whose intense rivalry leads them on a life-long battle for supremacy full of obsession, deceit and jealousy with dangerous and deadly consequences. (Touchstone Pictures) Exciting, perfectly executed with a vision.
80 Reservoir Dogs (1992) tt0105236 Feb 01 2017, 04:53 Six unacquainted professional criminals are brought together by a veteran thief to execute an intricately planned diamond robbery. Great protagonists at work, the story is told as "picking up the pieces"/recollection of what went wrong. At times it drags a little bit.
80 Rollerball (1975) tt0073631 Mar 16 2017, 15:26 In a corporate controlled future, an ultra-violent sport known as Rollerball represents the world, and one of it's powerful athletes is out to defy those who want him out of the game. (imdb) I'm surprised how great this film is. When the purpose of rollerball was revealed, it struck me like a work of genius. This struggle goes so much deeper than just the fight for survival... The ending drives it home perfectly.
80 Ronin (1998) tt0122690 Feb 18 2018, 16:53 When an international team of former Cold War intelligence adversaries meet in a warehouse, their adventure of friendship, intrigue and betrayal has just begun. Like the masterless Samurai of ages past, these modern day Ronin are embarking on their final covert mission -- to recover a mysterious briefcase for an unknown employer and to stay alive. (MGM) It's been a long time since an action scene made my heart race like this.
80 Run Lola Run (1998) tt0130827 Feb 19 2017, 18:14 Lola receives a phone call from her boyfriend Manny. He lost 100,000 DM in a subway train that belongs to a very bad guy. Lola has 20 min to raise this amount and meet Manny. Otherwise, he will rob a store to get the money. Three different alternatives may happen depending on some minor event along Lola's run. (imdb) A blast from start to finish! So many crazy shots and a blistering soundtrack.
80 Stop Making Sense (1984) tt0088178 Feb 20 2018, 06:17 An innovative concert movie for the rock group Talking Heads. (imdb) Starts ingeniously, David Byrne is a blast to watch.
80 Taxi Driver (1976) tt0075314 Feb 01 2017, 06:47 A mentally unstable Vietnam war veteran works as nighttime taxi driver in a city whose perceived decadence and sleaze feeds his urge to violently lash out. ( It's interesting, good score and urban design. Melancholic and dark.
80 Tenebre (1982) tt0084777 Mar 21 2017, 11:46 An American writer in Rome is stalked by a serial killer bent on harassing him while killing all people associated with his work on his latest book. (imdb) Completely ruthless and stylish. One of the best scores ever.
80 Thief (1981) tt0083190 Feb 01 2017, 02:44 Becoming closer to his dream of leading a normal life, a professional safecracker agrees to do a job for the mafia, who have other plans for him. (imdb) Very cool and melancholic, great protagonist.
80 The Thing (1982) tt0084787 Feb 06 2017, 19:41 Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people that it kills. On second watch: it's brilliant. The sheer terror and gruesomeness are outstanding. In addition you have a great score and atmosphere.
80 Tower (2016) tt5116410 Aug 24 2017, 05:52 Nearly fifty years ago, a gunman rode the elevator to the twenty-seventh floor of the University of Texas Tower and opened fire. TOWER, an animated and action-packed documentary, shares the untold story of that day - when the worst in one man brought out the best in so many others. (imdb) Exciting film, great blend of animations with occasional original footage. The suspense is simply remarkable, the editing is fantastic, and the wonderful characters tie the film together nicely.
80 The Truman Show (1998) tt0120382 Feb 02 2017, 09:08 Twenty-nine years ago, a baby boy was adopted by the OmniCam Corporation to become the subject of the most popular television show of all time. His name is Truman Burbank. A brilliant idea, and its potential was used very thoroughly.
80 The Usual Suspects (1995) tt0114814 Feb 06 2017, 05:19 Following a truck hijack in New York, five conmen are arrested and brought together for questioning. As none of them is guilty, they plan a revenge operation against the police. The operation goes well, but then the influence of a legendary mastermind criminal called Keyser Söze is felt. It becomes clear that each one of them has wronged Söze at some point and must pay back now. The payback job leaves 27 men dead in a boat explosion, but the real question arises now: Who actually is Keyser Söze? (imdb) Extremely exciting on first watch. The characters are great.
80 The Wages of Fear (1953) tt0046268 Feb 01 2017, 03:08 In a decrepit South American village, men are hired to transport an urgent nitroglycerine shipment without the equipment that would make it safe. (imdb) Drags along for the first ~1h. Then it builds a great tension, has some supernatural elements.
80 Watchmen (2009) tt0409459 Feb 03 2017, 00:56 When an ex-superhero is murdered, a vigilante named Rorshach begins an investigation into the murder, which begins to lead to a much more terrifying conclusion. Great film, with a fascinating group of protagonists.
80 The White Diamond (2004) tt0435776 Jan 14 2018, 06:35 THE WHITE DIAMOND is a film about the daring adventure of exploring rainforest canopy with a novel flying device-the Jungle Airship. Airship engineer Dr.Graham Dorrington embarks on a trip to the giant Kaieteur Falls in the heart of Guyana, hoping to fly his helium-filled invention above the tree-tops... (imdb) Wonderful. Very philosophical, intimate and all around astonishing.
80 The Wire (2002) tt0306414 Jul 17 2017, 04:24 Baltimore drug scene, seen through the eyes of drug dealers, and law enforcement. (imdb) (currently rewatching)
80 The Wolf of Wall Street (2013) tt0993846 Feb 02 2017, 13:15 Based on the true story of Jordan Belfort, from his rise to a wealthy stockbroker living the high life to his fall involving crime, corruption and the federal government. (imdb) This feels like a rush. You are taken in by the protagonist and have loads of fun.
70 2 Guns (2013) tt1272878 Feb 09 2017, 11:05 A DEA agent and an undercover Naval Intelligence officer who have been tasked with investigating one another find they have been set up by the mob -- the very organization the two men believe they have been stealing money from. (imdb) Great buddy action/comedy; some of the dialogue really cracked me up. By far the most annoying part was Paula Patton's performance.
70 After Hours (1985) tt0088680 Feb 03 2017, 06:56 Paul meets Marcy at a coffee shop after work, and gets her phone number. He calls her, she asks him to come over (imdb) The beginning is enjoyable and full of opportunities. Then towards the end it gets a bit too much. It came to my mind that this film is truly Kafkaesque: 'a greater force that subdues the protagonist beyond his control'. Pretty neat, but I don't need to rewatch.
70 Angst (1983) tt0165623 Feb 27 2017, 08:45 A man is released from prison after serving four years for murdering an elderly woman. He quickly begins to feel the compulsion to kill again. After failing to murder a cab driver, he flees and discovers a secluded rural home, where a young woman lives with her sick mother and retarded brother. He then begins to take out his sadistic pleasures on them, attempting to hold them hostage, while thinking of his troubled childhood with his abusive mother and grandmother... (imdb) Unique little film. The director does not shy away from empathizing with a sadistic killer; the score is well done, and the protagonist is very good.
70 Arrival (2016) tt2543164 Feb 02 2017, 17:57 Taking place after alien crafts land around the world, an expert linguist is recruited by the military to determine whether they come in peace or are a threat. (imdb) A wonderful, exciting film. You are not fed the information, which makes it so much more interesting.
70 Batman Begins (2005) tt0372784 Feb 11 2017, 06:49 Christopher Nolan's Batman Begins explores the origins of the Batman legend and the Dark Knight's emergence as a force for good in Gotham. (Warner Bros.) Massively entertaining hero action. The style is mainstream, but the small pieces like some dialogue lines add quite a bit of humour and originality.
70 The Best of Youth (2003) tt0346336 Feb 25 2018, 14:33 Spanning four decades, from the chaotic 1960s to the present, this passionate epic follows two Italian brothers through some of the most tumultuous events of recent Italian history. (Miramax) Six months after watching this, I still remember some of the vivid scenes. Some parts were dragging along, other parts were great. A very naturalistic film.
70 The Big Lebowski (1998) tt0118715 Feb 02 2017, 13:30 When "The Dude" Lebowski is mistaken for a millionaire Lebowski, two thugs urinate on his rug to coerce him into paying a debt he knows nothing about. While attempting to gain recompense for the ruined rug from his wealthy counterpart, he accepts a one-time job with high pay-off. He enlists the help of his bowling buddy, Walter, a gun-toting Jewish-convert with anger issues. Deception leads to more trouble, and it soon seems that everyone from porn empire tycoons to nihilists want something from The Dude. (imdb) It has some very comforting scenes, also lots of "chuckle" moments.
70 Black Mirror (2011) tt2085059 Feb 02 2017, 17:41 A TV series that explores modern life and it's attachment to technology in bizarre ways. It is good; every episode is different and handles its stuff differently. There were some great ones, some good ones, a few even terrible. -- Great episodes: 1) The Entire History Of You; 2) Be Right Back and White Christmas; 3) San Junipero(!) and Men Against Fire; 4) Hang the DJ and Metalhead
70 Blackjack (1998) tt0126816 Feb 02 2017, 13:24 After saving Casey, a daughter of his friend, from hired assassins, Jack Devlin is hit with a strange phobia - fear of white color. But when his other friend, who works as a bodyguard for a supermodel, is wounded, Jack decides to step in for him. Now he must confront his fear and the assassin, who seems to be well aware of Jack's problem (imdb) It's almost hilarious at times, and the suspense is constructed very well. The best Woo film.
70 Blade Runner (1982) tt0083658 Feb 02 2017, 06:40 Harrison Ford stars as former detective Rick Deckard who is on the hunt for "replicants," androids, attempting to pass as humans in technogrunge 2019 Los Angeles. The scenery is great, futuristic and mysterious. After the introduction, things get a bit sketchy and there is too much time spent with the wrong things. -- (watched International aka Criterion version)
70 Blade Runner 2049 (2017) tt1856101 Jan 14 2018, 07:28 Thirty years after the events of the first film, a new blade runner, LAPD Officer K (Ryan Gosling), unearths a long-buried secret that has the potential to plunge what's left of society into chaos. K's discovery leads him on a quest to find Rick Deckard (Harrison Ford), a former LAPD blade runner who has been missing for 30 years. (imdb) A nice experience, which is a bit too overburdened with obligations to the first Blade Runner. I loved the first steps into this great new world, but the ending was rather weak.
70 The Blues Brothers (1980) tt0080455 Feb 05 2017, 09:16 Jake Blues, just out from prison, puts together his old band to save the Catholic home where he and brother Elwood were raised. (imdb) Massively enjoyable, cool but not too serious. A rightful classic. Sit back and jam along.
70 Das Boot (1981) tt0082096 Feb 06 2017, 05:38 It is 1942 and the German submarine fleet is heavily engaged in the so called "Battle of the Atlantic" to harass and destroy English shipping. With better escorts of the Destroyer Class, however, German U-Boats have begun to take heavy losses. Das Boot is the story of one such U-Boat crew, with the film examining how these submariners maintained their professionalism as soldiers, attempted to accomplish impossible missions, while all the time attempting to understand and obey the ideology of the government under which they served. (Sony Pictures) Excellent grounded atmosphere and frightening use of sound/silence. Also outstanding work by the actors.
70 Burden of Dreams (1982) tt0083702 Feb 08 2017, 11:12 A documentary on the chaotic production of Werner Herzog's epic 'Fitzcarraldo' , showing how the film managed to get made despite problems that would have floored a less obsessively driven director (imdb) Eye-opening and inspiring. This is how you should make a movie. Please watch it if you have any interest in "behind the scenes" material.
70 Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) tt0064115 Feb 01 2017, 15:09 Two Western bank/train robbers flee to Bolivia when the law gets too close. (imdb) A good western, with likeable protagonists. Features the slow tension of being tracked down by a masterful foe.
70 Children of Men (2006) tt0206634 Feb 02 2017, 17:39 In 2027, in a chaotic world in which women have become somehow infertile, a former activist agrees to help transport a miraculously pregnant woman to a sanctuary at sea. It starts slow. But there is a scene that is so beautiful and stunning and heartwarming, it must be a genius who put it to life.
70 Chinatown (1974) tt0071315 Feb 01 2017, 15:22 Jack Nicholson is private-eye Jake Gittes, living off the murky moral climate of sunbaked, pre-war Southern California. Hired by a beautiful socialite to investigate her husband's extramarital affair, Gittes is swept into a maelstrom of double dealings and deadly deceits, uncovering a web of personal and political scandals that come crashing together for one, unforgettable night in Chinatown. It is a demanding detective film. Nicholson is great in this one, so is the design and atmosphere.
70 A Clockwork Orange (1971) tt0066921 Feb 11 2017, 04:29 A savage and satiric morality play centering on Alex, who fights, robs, rapes and kills like any conscienceless predator. Captured and imprisoned, he undergoes treatment to condition him "safe", a "clockwork orange" healthy and whole on the outside - but crippled within by reflex mechanisms beyond his control. Good atmosphere and design. The protagonist fits very well, also the score is great.
70 The Color of Money (1986) tt0090863 Feb 19 2018, 16:39 A former pool player returns to the game and takes on a young protege. (imdb) Good old Scorsese magic.
70 Dallas Buyers Club (2013) tt0790636 Feb 01 2017, 02:56 The story of Texas electrician Ron Woodroof and his battle with the medical establishment and pharmaceutical companies after being diagnosed as HIV-positive in 1986, and his search for alternative treatments that helped established a way in which fellow HIV-positive people could join for access to his supplies. (imdb) Pretty fun, mostly because of the protagonist. You feel invested and interested.
70 The Darjeeling Limited (2007) tt0838221 May 07 2017, 05:24 Three American brothers who have not spoken to each other in a year set off on a train voyage across India with a plan to find themselves and bond with each other -- to become brothers again like they used to be. Their "spiritual quest", however, veers rapidly off-course (due to events involving over-the-counter pain killers, Indian cough syrup, and pepper spray), and they eventually find themselves stranded alone in the middle of the desert with eleven suitcases, a printer, and a laminating machine. At this moment, a new, unplanned journey suddenly begins. (Fox Searchlight) It's amazing how Wes Anderson just tells an honest and emotional story, without any cynicism or trapdoors, and gets away with it.
70 The Dark Knight Rises (2012) tt1345836 Feb 12 2017, 10:23 Eight years after Batman took the fall for Two Face's crimes, a new terrorist leader, Bane overwhelms Gotham's finest, and the Dark Knight resurfaces to protect a city that brands him an enemy. It has some lengths and - like before - the very normalized style. But the story has more gravity and the ending is quite emotional. There are also many faithful references to the first and second film.
70 Die Hard (1988) tt0095016 Feb 06 2017, 19:56 New York cop John McClane gives terrorists a dose of their own medicine as they hold hostages in an LA office building. (imdb) The protagonist carries the movie as well as any challenge that is thrown at him. I like the concept of infiltrating a skyscraper.
70 Donnie Darko (2001) tt0246578 Mar 07 2017, 16:08 A genre-busting fable that blasts the American suburban drama into a wildly imaginative realm of time travel, alternative universes and the manipulation of one's fate. I liked it; it had authentic moments but also imaginative ideas. You can't go wrong with this one.
70 Dredd (2012) tt1343727 Jan 20 2018, 11:54 In a violent, futuristic city where the police have the authority to act as judge, jury and executioner, a cop teams with a trainee to take down a gang that deals the reality-altering drug, SLO-MO. (imdb) Love it. This is why action movies will never die.
70 Entourage (2004) tt0387199 May 28 2017, 10:50 Film star Vince Chase navigates the vapid terrain of Los Angeles with a close circle of friends and his trusty agent. It's very easy to burn through the series in a few days. Light and enjoyable fun. (watched a few years ago)
70 Evil Dead (2013) tt1288558 Mar 23 2017, 12:21 Five friends head to a remote cabin, where the discovery of a Book of the Dead leads them to unwittingly summon up demons living in the nearby woods. The evil presence possesses them until only one is left to fight for survival. (imdb) I think it does a very good job as a modern The Evil Dead. It is nice to see some more of the book, as well as excessive brutality.
70 Exiled (2006) tt0796212 Feb 11 2018, 12:38 Set just around the time of Macau's reversion to the Chinese government, it concerns a group of hit men who come together when their boss orders a hit on one of them... (IMDB Comments) Great, really great gangster film. Something about the film touches me in the strangest, almost romantic way.
70 Exit Through the Gift Shop (2010) tt1587707 Feb 11 2017, 04:14 The story of how an eccentric French shop keeper and amateur film maker attempted to locate and befriend Banksy, only to have the artist turn the camera back on its owner with spectacular results. Billed as 'the world's first street art disaster movie' the film contains exclusive footage of Banksy, Shephard Fairey, Invader and many of the world's most infamous graffiti artists at work. (imdb) Interesting documentary about an unworthy camera guy who stumbles into the world of street art, and in the process captures incredibly rare footage.
70 Face/Off (1997) tt0119094 Feb 02 2017, 08:59 FBI agent Sean Archer knows how to stop elusive terrorist Castor Troy. He'll become him. Archer undergoes a futuristic surgery and has Troy's face mapped onto his, then infiltrates the terrorist's world to discover his deadly secrets. Great movie with an epic feel to it. The fight good vs evil carries the viewer along. Both main characters are well made - I think it's Cage's best performance.
70 Fallen (1998) tt0119099 Feb 17 2017, 19:19 Homicide detective John Hobbes witnesses the execution of serial killer Edgar Reese. Soon after the execution the killings start again, and they are very similar to Reese's style. (imdb) Surprisingly great. Decent, bizarre story and a handful of the best side characters you can get. The ending is just baffling.
70 Falling Down (1993) tt0106856 Feb 02 2017, 07:02 An unemployed defence worker frustrated with the various flaws he sees in society, begins to psychotically and violently lash out against them. (imdb) Great story with a great lead. It is always appealing to get thrown into a movie and just see what happens.
70 Fargo (1996) tt0116282 Feb 01 2017, 06:55 Jerry's inept crime falls apart due to his and his henchmen's bungling and the persistent police work of pregnant Marge Gunderson. It's alright, although it drags sometimes. But great setting and score. Also good characters.
70 From Russia with Love (1963) tt0057076 Feb 17 2018, 04:12 Agent 007 is sent into Turkey to confiscate an encryption device which is actually a trap for him contrived by SPECTRE. An almost perfect spy film. The pieces fit together very nicely - although there is an occasional sketchy moment -, and Sean Connery carries the film all the way through.
70 Fury (2014) tt2713180 Jul 20 2017, 14:27 April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and her five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered and out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany. (imdb) Polished, gruesome and interesting war film. Quite exciting to see the group of protagonists move out into unknown territory. - Shia LaBeouf is great, the tank battles are nice and (!) the german dialogue is on point. That is enough to forgive a few "quirks" of the story.
70 The Game (1997) tt0119174 Feb 06 2017, 05:25 Wealthy financier Nicholas Van Orton gets a strange birthday present from wayward brother Conrad: a live-action game that consumes his life. It starts calmly and then escalates. Watch it once, then it's pretty great.
70 Gangs of New York (2002) tt0217505 Feb 01 2017, 05:01 Having seen his father killed in a major gang fight in New York, young Amsterdam Vallon is spirited away for his own safety. Some years later, he returns to the scene of his father's death, the notorious Five Points district in New York. It's 1863 and lower Manhattan is run by gangs, the most powerful of which is the Natives, headed by Bill "The Butcher" Cutting. He believes that America should belong to native-born Americans and opposes the waves of immigrants, mostly Irish, entering the city. (imdb) The intro is truly special and memorable. After that the story slows down a lot, but you still want to see what happens next.
70 The Ghost Writer (2010) tt1139328 Feb 01 2017, 04:15 A ghostwriter hired to complete the memoirs of a former British prime minister uncovers secrets that put his own life in risk. Good protagonist, really nice visuals and feeling. Watching once is enough.
70 Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) tt0104348 Mar 24 2017, 11:16 A group of real estate salesmen in Chicago compete for the best "leads" at a small firm selling property in "resort" areas, such as Florida and Arizona. When a hotshot executive from the head office arrives and proposes a vicious sales contest, competition gets stiff, and salesmen who have worked a lifetime for the company find their jobs in jeopardy. (Artisan) Dense "classical drama" on screen. Theatrical performances and dialogue, with the typical dramatic tension "triangle". Refreshing mind exercise.
70 The Godfather (1972) tt0068646 Feb 01 2017, 06:32 Francis Ford Coppola's epic features Marlon Brando in his Oscar-winning role as the patriarch of the Corleone family. Director Coppola paints a chilling portrait of the Sicilian clan's rise and near fall from power in America, masterfully balancing the story between the Corleone's family life and the ugly crime business in which they are engaged... (Paramount Pictures) The feeling and style of this is enchanting. A good movie on any standard.
70 Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief (2015) tt4257858 Mar 02 2018, 06:54 An in-depth look at the inner-workings of the Church of Scientology. (imdb) The essential Scientology documentary.
70 Green Room (2016) tt4062536 Mar 13 2017, 13:08 A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence. (imdb) In the beginning, it's extremely suspenseful, but then it decreases moderately - in the middle/end, almost feels too long. I'm missing a key moment of brilliance. But to be fair, Saulnier nailed the final shot again (and this shot "unlocks" the whole film).
70 Grindhouse (2007) tt0462322 Feb 02 2017, 15:13 A double-bill of thrillers that recall both filmmakers' favorite exploitation films. "Grindhouse" (a downtown movie theater in disrepair since its glory days as a movie palace known for "grinding out" non-stop double-bill programs of B-movies) is presented as one full-length feature comprised of two individual films helmed separately by each director. (imdb) This one is a unique, exciting experience. Part 1 is a fucking badass action slaughterfest. Part 2 is quite an anticlimax to that; a lone antagonist is roaming the streets. - The cinema simulation is well done and the trailers are hilarious.
70 The Gunfighter (1950) tt0042531 May 27 2017, 04:51 Notorious gunfighter Jimmy Ringo rides into town to find his true love, who doesn't want to see him. He hasn't come looking for trouble, but trouble finds him around every corner. (imdb) I was reluctant at first, but this film turned out to be quite good and intelligent.
70 The Handmaiden (2016) tt4016934 Feb 25 2018, 17:28 1930s Korea, in the period of Japanese occupation, a girl (Sookee) is hired as a handmaiden to a Japanese heiress (Hideko) who lives a secluded life on an estate with her domineering Uncle (Kouzuki). But the maid has a secret. She and a swindler who poses as a Japanese Count are scheming to get the Lady engaged, rob her fortune, and lock her up in a madhouse. All proceeds according to plan until Sookee starts to truly understand Hideko. (imdb) It started extremely strong - to a point where I actually got excited -, but then it got convoluted in its own plot. One twist too many.
70 Hardcore Henry (2016) tt3072482 Feb 21 2017, 15:16 Henry, a newly resurrected cyborg who must save his wife/creator from the clutches of a psychotic tyrant with telekinetic powers, AKAN, and his army of mercenaries. Fighting alongside Henry is Jimmy, who is Henry's only hope to make it through the day. Hardcore takes place over the course of one day, in Moscow, Russia. (imdb) Visionary ego-shooter action. The humour and score are cheesy, in contrast the action is brutal and epic.
70 Hell or High Water (2016) tt2582782 Jul 22 2017, 04:37 A divorced dad and his ex-con brother resort to a desperate scheme in order to save their family's farm in West Texas. (imdb) Great protagonists, great score and a very natural feeling. Everything fits together nicely.
70 Hellsing (2001) tt0325547 Feb 27 2017, 09:43 A British taskforce, lead by the daughter of the vampire hunter Prof. Van Helsing, battles the supernatural with the aid of two vampires. (imdb) Great atmosphere; the story flows along and many things are only touched on shortly. The pace could have been improved here and there, the runtime maybe reduced by 2 episodes, to make it really sharp.
70 High and Low (1963) tt0057565 Feb 11 2018, 10:43 An executive mortgages all he owns to stage a coup and gain control of the National Shoe Company, with the intent of keeping the company out of the hands of incompetent and greedy executives. (imdb) A rather good crime film. Gripping investigation, great acting and atmosphere.
70 High Noon (1952) tt0044706 Feb 02 2017, 09:28 A marshall, personally compelled to face a returning deadly enemy, finds that his own town refuses to help him. (imdb) A western how it should be. Follow the protagonist when he faces off with those who try to put him down.
70 Inside Man (2006) tt0454848 Feb 13 2017, 05:50 Acclaimed actors Denzel Washington, Clive Owen and Jodie Foster come together to explore the lure of power, the ugliness of greed and the mystery of a perfect robbery in this combustible new crime drama. The powerhouse actors play tough New Yorkers who must outwit one another to protect competing interests in this skillfully penned and tightly helmed thriller. Cool protagonist; average plot with some nice surprises.
70 Interstellar (2014) tt0816692 Feb 01 2017, 03:50 A group of explorers make use of a newly discovered wormhole to surpass the limitations on human space travel and conquer the vast distances involved in an interstellar voyage. (imdb) Some great things happen here, but the constant music and a slight feeling of non-science ("love goes beyond time and space"??) were a bit annoying.
70 Irreversible (2002) tt0290673 Mar 27 2017, 16:16 Events over the course of one traumatic night in Paris unfold in reverse-chronological order. The first few minutes made me nauseous, so that I could not bare to watch the screen: a thrilling and frightening experience. - Note: Pierre is an annoying dumbass.
70 Jazz on a Summer's Day (1959) tt0052942 Feb 13 2017, 05:45 Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. It's a concert film that suggests peace and leisure, jazz at a particular time and place. (imdb) It's very relaxing to take in the jazz festival atmosphere, layered with shots of sailing boats and town houses.
70 Kill Bill: Volume 1 (2003) tt0266697 Feb 01 2017, 03:33 The Bride wakes up after a long coma. The baby that she carried before entering the coma is gone. The only thing on her mind is to have revenge on the assassination team that betrayed her - a team she was once part of. Thrilling and full of action.
70 Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005) tt0373469 Mar 20 2017, 14:21 A petty thief posing as an actor is brought to Los Angeles for an unlikely audition and finds himself in the middle of a murder investigation along with his high school dream girl and a detective who's been training him for his upcoming role... (imdb) Fucking hilarious dialogue and narration. Most of the time I had no idea what's going on, but it fits together somehow in the end.
70 Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World (2016) tt5275828 Jan 11 2018, 01:51 Herzog explores the existential implications of a 21st century defined by technological innovation through interviews with industry pioneers and others whose lives are entwined with the Internet. This was pretty good. The topic is handled very well, there even were some eye-opening moments.
70 Mad Max (1979) tt0079501 Feb 03 2017, 00:06 In a dystopic future Australia, a vicious biker gang murder a cop's family and make his fight with them personal (imdb) It has grit, and kept me interested throughout.
70 Man Bites Dog (1992) tt0103905 Aug 19 2017, 13:28 A camera crew follows a serial killer/thief around as he exercises his craft. He expounds on art, music, nature, society, and life as he offs mailmen, pensioners, and random people. (imdb) Utterly fascinating documentary that blurs the line between reality and fiction.
70 Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World (2003) tt0311113 Feb 03 2018, 16:53 Based on author Patrick O'Brian's series of Aubrey/Maturin novels, the film is set during the Napoleonic Wars. Crowe is Captain "Lucky" Jack Aubrey, renowned as a fighting captain in the British Navy, and Bettany is ship's doctor Stephen Maturin. Their ship, the H.M.S. Surprise, is suddenly attacked by a superior enemy. (20th Century Fox) Very good, sustained film; not a lot of music used, slow moving story - but oh boy! is it worth the wait.
70 Match Point (2005) tt0416320 Feb 03 2017, 08:05 Match Point is a drama about ambition and obsession, the seduction of wealth, and the often discordant relationship between love and sexual passion. Perhaps most importantly, however, the story reveals the huge part luck plays in the events of our lives, refuting the comforting misconception that more of life is under our control than really is. (Dream Works Pictures) Great film, down-to-earth but it gets twisted, with nice acting. The ending is memorable even 2 years later.
70 Midnight in Paris (2011) tt1605783 Feb 03 2018, 16:46 A romantic comedy about a family traveling to the French capital for business. The party includes a young engaged couple forced to confront the illusion that a life different from their own is better. (imdb) Enjoyable, with a good protagonist and bonus points for the nice atmosphere.
70 My Best Fiend -- Klaus Kinski (1999) tt0200849 Mar 22 2017, 17:00 In the 1950s, when Werner Herzog was 13, he was sharing an apartment with Klaus Kinski, an ego-maniacal live-wire. In an unabated, 48 hour fit of rage, Kinski destroyed every piece of furniture in sight. From this chaos, a beautiful albeit volatile partnership was born. In 1972, Herzog cast Kinski in Aguirre, The Wrath of God. Four more films would follow. In this personal documentary, Herzog traces the often violent up and downs of their relationship, revisiting Munich apartment where they first met - and thrashed, and the various locations of their films. (imdb) Interesting memories by Werner Herzog.
70 New World (2013) tt2625030 Aug 10 2017, 17:29 A detective infiltrates into one of the biggest gang organizations in the country and gets involved in a fight for the heir to the gang after the boss dies and in between the second in charge who trusts him with his life and the high police officials who think of him only as bait. (TMDb) Real good fun, once the story gets going. Actually it's only scene which makes this film stand out; a very unexpected and welcome surprise.
70 Paprika (2006) tt0851578 Feb 19 2017, 16:44 When a machine that allows therapists to enter their patient's dreams is stolen, all hell breaks loose. Only a young female therapist can stop it: Paprika. (imdb) Entertaining and rapid film; quick travel through the crazy world of dreams.
70 Paris, Texas (1984) tt0087884 Jul 17 2017, 06:46 A man wanders out of the desert not knowing who he is. His brother finds him, and helps to pull his memory back of the life he led before he walked out on his wife and son four years before. (imdb) Very eerie, but also grounded and comfortable.
70 The Place Beyond the Pines (2013) tt1817273 Jan 01 2018, 16:01 Ryan Gosling, Bradley Cooper and Eva Mendes star in this multi-generational crime drama from director Derek Cianfrance (Blue Valentine), about a motorcycle stunt rider whose moonlighting a bank robber brings him into conflict with an ambitious young cop. ( This was most rewarding because I did not know a single thing or keyword about the film. Therefore, I can do no more than recommend this confident, radiant gem of a movie.
70 Point Break (1991) tt0102685 Mar 15 2017, 11:36 An FBI agent goes undercover to catch a gang of bank robbers who may be surfers. (imdb) Ah, I remember this one instantly. An intelligent and sometimes spiritual heist film.
70 Prisoners (2013) tt1392214 Feb 03 2017, 00:02 When Keller Dover's daughter and her friend go missing, he takes matters into his own hands as the police pursue multiple leads and the pressure mounts. But just how far will this desperate father go to protect his family? The style is cold; the protagonists have a genuine struggle. Fantastic Gyllenhaal performance.
70 Rounders (1998) tt0128442 Jul 17 2017, 11:21 A story of passion, risk, and the extreme price of friendship in the world of high-stakes poker. (Miramax) Good, blazing, fun poker film.
70 A Scanner Darkly (2006) tt0405296 Mar 14 2017, 15:50 Based on legendary science-fiction author Philip K. Dick's own experiences, A Scanner Darkly tells the darkly comedic, caustic, but deeply tragic tale of drug use in the modern world. The film plays like a graphic novel come to life with live-action photography overlaid with an advanced animation process -- a method known as interpolated rotoscoping, first employed in writer/director Richard Linklater's 2001 film "Waking Life" -- to create a haunting version of America, seven years from now. (Warner Independent Pictures) Really, really slick optics.
70 Seconds (1966) tt0060955 Mar 21 2017, 07:44 An aging, tired businessman becomes involved with a mysterious corporation which promises to rejuvenate him and totally transform his life, for a price. I was pleasantly surprised that this is not a boring, prudish piece of black and white crap. Well done.
70 The Shawshank Redemption (1994) tt0111161 Feb 11 2017, 04:20 Andy Dufresne is a young and successful banker whose life changes drastically when he is convicted and sentenced to life imprisonment for the murder of his wife and her lover. Set in the 1940's, the film shows how Andy, with the help of his friend Red, the prison entrepreneur, turns out to be a most unconventional prisoner. (imdb) Good, emotional film about humanity and hope under bad conditions.
70 The Shining (1980) tt0081505 Feb 01 2017, 04:10 An abusive husband, his wife and their psychic son take care of a haunted hotel over the winter, but the isolation becomes too much pressure The tension is built well, and the architecture is presented nicely. Other than that, not special or exceptional.
70 Silence (2016) tt0490215 Mar 06 2017, 05:51 In the seventeenth century, two Jesuit priests face violence and persecution when they travel to Japan to locate their mentor and propagate Christianity. (imdb) Not suitable for a general audience (about 10 people walked out of the cinema). It moves very, very slowly and you must have a strong will to sit through it. But this is a type of film that is rare today; and I was one of the few to enjoy it somewhat.
70 The Silence of the Lambs (1991) tt0102926 Feb 03 2017, 01:54 Young FBI agent Clarice Starling is assigned to help find a missing woman to save her from a psychopathic serial killer who skins his victims. Clarice attempts to gain a better insight into the twisted mind of the killer by talking to another psychopath Hannibal Lecter, who used to be a respected psychiatrist. FBI agent Jack Crawford believes that Lecter who is also a very powerful and clever mind manipulator have the answers to their questions to help locate the killer. Clarice must first try and gain Lecter's confidence before he is to give away any information. (imdb) Interesting and gruesome antagonist. The atmosphere can be terrifying and sickening.
70 Sin City (2005) tt0401792 Feb 01 2017, 03:46 Four tales of crime focusing around a muscular brute who's looking for the person responsible for the death of his beloved Goldie; a man fed up with Sin City's corrupt law enforcement who takes the law into his own hands after a horrible mistake; a cop who risks his life to protect a girl from a deformed pedophile; and a hitman looking to make a little cash. Cool stuff, with a great visual style.
70 La Soufrière - Warten auf eine unausweichliche Katastrophe (1977) tt0076741 May 02 2017, 07:44 Herzog takes a film crew to the island of Guadaloupe when he hears that the volcano on the island is going to erupt... (imdb) Authentic, chilling footage.
70 Starship Troopers (1997) tt0120201 Feb 09 2017, 11:20 From the bridge of the Fleet Battlestation Ticonderoga, with its sweeping galactic views, to the desolate terrain of planet Klendathu, teeming with shrieking, fire-spitting, brain-sucking special effects creatures, acclaimed director Paul Verhoven crafts a dazzling epic based on Robert A. Heinlein's classic sci-fi adventure. Courageous soldiers travel to the distant and desolate Klendathu system for the ultimate showdown between the species. (Sony) Good, frightening war film in space. The enemy design is just gross enough that you don't feel bad about them being slaughtered. Overall pretty good.
70 Straight Time (1978) tt0078326 Mar 19 2017, 07:41 After being released on parole, a burglar attempts to go straight, get a regular job, and just go by the rules. He soon finds himself back in jail at the hands of a power-hungry parole officer. When he is released again, he assaults the parole officer, steals his car, and returns to a life of crime. (imdb) Drama with a very authentic vibe. In fact, so authentic that you can sometimes hear the footsteps of the camera man. Dustin Hoffman is quite good and lifelike.
70 Stranger Than Fiction (2006) tt0420223 Mar 15 2017, 17:13 Will Ferrell plays Harold Crick, an IRS Agent whose world is turned upside-down when he begins to hear his life being chronicled by a narrator only he can hear. The Narrator, Kay Eiffel (Emma Thompson), a nearly forgotten author of tragic novels, is struggling to complete her latest and best book, unaware that her protagonist is alive and uncontrollably guided by her words. Fiction and reality collide when the bewildered and hilariously resistant Harold hears the Narrator say that events have been set in motion that will lead to his imminent death. (Sony) Engaging idea. A more sophisticated type of film.
70 Take Shelter (2011) tt1675192 Feb 02 2017, 18:58 Plagued by a series of apocalyptic visions, a young husband and father questions whether to shelter his family from a coming storm, or from himself. (imdb) Good and frightening, with a great protagonist.
70 There Will Be Blood (2007) tt0469494 Feb 03 2017, 00:49 A story about family, greed, religion, and oil, centered around a turn-of-the-century prospector in the early days of the business. Sure, a great Day-Lewis performance, and a great visual style. I wish every film could do a bit of what was done here on the photography. But it loses pace later; you will ask yourself "was that it?".
70 Thunderball (1965) tt0059800 Feb 11 2018, 15:38 James Bond heads to The Bahamas to recover two nuclear warheads stolen by SPECTRE agent Emilio Largo in an international extortion scheme. A clunky but very enjoyable Bond adventure.
70 The Train (1964) tt0059825 Feb 19 2018, 13:38 In 1944, a German colonel loads a train with French art treasures to send to Germany. The Resistance must stop it without damaging the cargo. (imdb) Not as good as I expected. Still a good, vigorous movie; especially impressed by the smart characters on both sides. There are no brainless henchmen, which makes it rather intense at times.
70 True Detective (2014) tt2356777 Feb 06 2017, 08:39 An anthology series in which police investigations unearth the personal and professional secrets of those involved, both within and outside the law. (imdb) It is enjoyable and captivating, even with the slow, slow pacing. - In series 1, many of great moments were had in the first two episodes, and then the momentum decreased massively; for the sake of reverse introduction. - Series 2 is linear, with good protagonists; also with lots of filler; it was probably a bad idea to make it less mysterious. -- Both series have great style and score, the first stuck with me longer.
70 The Untouchables (1987) tt0094226 Feb 01 2017, 02:51 Federal Agent Elliot Ness sets out to take out Al Capone; because of rampant corruption, he assembles a small, hand-picked team. (imdb) It is good, but something is missing. Standard movie except setting and some nice scenes.
70 Vanilla Sky (2001) tt0259711 Jul 18 2017, 06:58 Snowboarding through life, David Aames (Cruise) appears to lead a charmed life. In one night David meets a girl of his dreams and loses her by making a small mistake. Thrust unexpectedly onto a roller-coaster ride of romance, comedy, suspicion, love, sex and dreams, David finds himself on a mind-bending search for his soul and discovers the precious, ephemeral nature of true love. (Paramount Pictures) A film that effectively sucks you in. At the end, I was left questioning everything.
70 The Wrestler (2008) tt1125849 Feb 06 2017, 05:35 A drama centered on retired professional wrestler Randy "The Ram" Robinson (Rourke) as he makes his way through the independent circuit, trying to get back in the game for one final showdown with his former rival. (imdb) Interesting stuff. The protagonist does a great job at selling the story.
60 11:14 (2003) tt0331811 Jul 16 2017, 16:23 11:14 tells the seemingly random yet vitally connected story of a set of incidents that all converge one evening at 11:14pm. It's a sort of musical chairs with a corpse, with the structurally intriguing storytelling style of "Memento" and "Run Lola Run." (Media 8 Entertainment) Pretty good dark comedy/"mystery", ties together nicely at the end. Some downright hilarious moments.
60 12 Monkeys (1995) tt0114746 Feb 16 2017, 13:06 Between sanity and madness, fantasy and reality, the past and the future, comes an adventure beyond imagination from Terry Gilliam, the acclaimed director of "The Fisher King." Penal colony prisoner James Cole (Willis) must travel back in time from the year 2035 to find the cause of a virus that killed five billion people in 1997. (Universal) Pretty good, but also unsatisfying.
60 25th Hour (2002) tt0307901 Jul 17 2017, 16:25 The 25th Hour depicts the last day of freedom for a young man before he begins serving a seven-year jail term for drug dealing. Prowling through the city until dawn with his two close male friends and his girlfriend, he is forced to re-examine his life and how he got himself into his predicament, which leads to a shocking, disturbing finale. (imdb) The greatest trick Spike Lee ever pulled, was making me expect a great reveal at the end of this film. Nonetheless, the ride was quite enjoyable.
60 The 47 Ronin (1941) tt0033654 Aug 09 2017, 10:50 Lord Asano resists a bribery attempt by a member of the Shogun's court. His honesty, however, is useless against the corruption of the administration... (imdb) It was strangely intriguing for a long time, but then the film made the unacceptable decision to *not* show the central event that the characters were working towards. - Very unsatisfying, but overall still recommended.
60 The Accountant (2001) tt0222675 Feb 13 2017, 14:59 The Accountant, the 2001 Academy Award Winning ® Best Action Live Short film, tells the story of a mysterious accountant whose remarkable mathematical skills just might save the O’Dell family farm. (ginnymulepictures) Pretty entertaining short film with an authentic vibe.
60 Akira (1988) tt0094625 Aug 15 2017, 15:46 Kaneda is a bike gang leader whose close friend Tetsuo gets involved in a government secret project known as Akira. On his way to save Tetsuo, Kaneda runs into a group of anti-government activists, greedy politicians, irresponsible scientists and a powerful military leader. The confrontation sparks off Tetsuo's supernatural power leading to bloody death, a coup attempt and the final battle in Tokyo Olympiad where Akira's secrets were buried 30 years ago. (imdb) It's alright, but has only a few short moments of greatness.
60 Alien (1979) tt0078748 Feb 24 2017, 13:49 After a space merchant vessel perceives an unknown transmission as distress call, its landing on the source moon finds one of the crew attacked by a mysterious life-form, and they soon realize that its life cycle has merely begun. Nice atmosphere at the beginning, and some shocking moments. But I found it not very gripping, especially in the middle.
60 American Beauty (1999) tt0169547 Feb 06 2017, 08:26 Provoked by forbidden passions, Lester Burnham (Spacey) decides to make a few changes in his rut of a life, changes that are less midlife crisis than adolescence reborn. The freer he gets, the happier he gets, which is even more maddening to his wife, Carolyn (Bening), and daughter Jane (Birch) --especially when he turns his lustful gaze toward Jane's friend, the sultry Angela (Suvari). (Dreamworks SKG) Relatable protagonist. The story was quite intriguing, but the ending is just the result of awfully convenient and stupid moments.
60 The American (2010) tt1440728 Feb 01 2017, 02:46 An assassin hides out in Italy for one last assignment. Slow moving, but it has some nice scenes and a good protagonist.
60 Apocalypto (2006) tt0472043 Feb 03 2017, 02:08 A heart stopping mythic action-adventure set against the turbulent end times of the once great Mayan civilization. Epic proportions, with authenticity. The protagonist goes through a hell where it's "eat or be eaten".
60 The Aviator (2004) tt0338751 Feb 03 2017, 07:15 A biographical chronicle which charts the early years of famous tycoon, Howard Hughes, whose eclectic career spanned across everything from oil, to film, casinos, and aviation. Appealing style, and a great protagonist. The Hepburn character was very annoying; but all other things were pretty good. It's long but it keeps you entertained.
60 Bad Lieutenant: Port of Call New Orleans (2009) tt1095217 Feb 09 2017, 05:15 A rogue detective is as devoted to his job as he is at scoring drugs - while playing fast and loose with the law. The visuals and score are weird, a bit too stylized for my taste, and there are some boring scenes. But Nicolas Cage is a fun protagonist.
60 Before Sunrise (1995) tt0112471 Feb 25 2018, 14:28 A French grad student named Celine (Julie Delpy) meets an American boy named Jesse (Ethan Hawke) on the Budapest-Vienna train. They get off the train in Vienna and hang out for a while. It was okay. The two actors are pretty good and there certainly is chemistry between them.
60 Being John Malkovich (1999) tt0120601 Feb 26 2018, 05:37 Craig, a puppeteer, takes a filing job in a low-ceilinged office in Manhattan. Although married to the slightly askew Lotte, he hits on a colleague, the sexually frank Maxine. She's bored but snaps awake when he finds a portal leading inside John Malkovich: for 15 minutes you see, hear, and feel whatever JM is doing, then you fall out by the New Jersey Turnpike... (imdb) This was insane, but charming at times.
60 Berserk (1997) tt0318871 Mar 07 2017, 11:30 Gatsu is a skilled swordsman who joins forces with a mercenary group named 'The Band of the Hawk', lead by the charismatic Griffith, and fights with them as they battle their way into the royal court. (imdb) Some moments are very memorable, but sadly it is ~10 episodes too long; focusing on an unlikeable side character was a big mistake. But the philosophical dialogues between the two main characters are fantastic and if you watch a second time, you will see a clear predestination. -- The final episodes are incredible.
60 Blood Diamond (2006) tt0450259 Feb 03 2017, 00:35 Set against the backdrop of the chaos and civil war that enveloped 1990s Sierra Leone, Blood Diamond is the story of Danny Archer (DiCaprio), an ex-mercenary from Zimbabwe, and Solomon Vandy (Hounsou), a Mende fisherman. Both men are African, but their histories and their circumstances are as different as any can be until their fates become joined in a common quest to recover a rare pink diamond, the kind of stone that can transform a life... or end it. (Warner Bros.) A good and grim film on an epic scale. The terrifying feeling of the mines instantly comes to mind.
60 Blow Out (1981) tt0082085 Feb 21 2018, 13:39 A soundman accidentally records the evidence that proves a car "accident" was murder, and consequently finds himself in danger. (imdb) Good thriller, I guess. John Travolta is very good here.
60 Blow-Up (1966) tt0060176 Feb 12 2018, 14:55 A photographer who is talented but aimless has photographed violence and pain without feeling any involvement... (imdb) Interesting, almost like a stage piece, but only carried through by the good protagonist.
60 Blue Velvet (1986) tt0090756 Feb 17 2017, 06:26 Set in a small American town, Blue Velvet is a dark, sensuous mystery involving the intertwining lives of four very different individuals. The film's painful realism reminds us that we are not immune to the disturbing events which transpire in Blue Velvet's sleepy community. There is a darker side of life waiting for us all. (De Laurentiis Entertainment Group Inc.) Sensitive love story, but the mystery feels slapped on and unfitting.
60 Brick (2005) tt0393109 Jul 16 2017, 14:22 A teenage loner pushes his way into the underworld of a high school crime ring to investigate the disappearance of his ex-girlfriend. Very dense dialogue and a bright protagonist. Unfortunately, I could hardly understand some of the rambled lines, and the story is not that gripping.
60 Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia (1974) tt0071249 Aug 17 2017, 17:20 A family scandal causes a wealthy and powerful Mexican rancher to make the pronouncement -- Bring me the head of Alfredo Garcia! (imdb) This film is a good, straightforward action flick; not boring, not too stylized, with a mean undertone.
60 Bringing Out the Dead (1999) tt0163988 Feb 23 2018, 15:05 Surrounded by the injured and the dying, EMS paramedic Frank is dwelling in an urban night-world, crumbling under the accumulated weight of too many years of saving and losing lives. The film follows Frank over the course of fifty-six hours in his life as he reaches the very brink of spiritual collapse and redemption. Psychedelic trip through life and death, with a good protagonist.
60 Caliber 9 (1972) tt0067429 Aug 26 2017, 17:25 Just out of prison, ex-con Ugo Piazza meets his former employer, a psychopathic gangster Rocco who enjoys sick violence and torture... (imdb) Groovy, violent gangster flick. Pretty good.
60 Casino (1995) tt0112641 Feb 02 2017, 13:16 This Martin Scorsese film depicts the Janus-like quality of Las Vegas--it has a glittering, glamorous face, as well as a brutal, cruel one. Ace Rothstein and Nicky Santoro, mobsters who move to Las Vegas to make their mark, live and work in this paradoxical world. Seen through their eyes, each as a foil to the other, the details of mob involvement in the casinos of the 1970's and '80's are revealed... (imdb) Sure had some good scenes, and good performers. But it's not better than 'good'.
60 Clockers (1995) tt0112688 Aug 17 2017, 07:53 Strike is a young city drug pusher under the tutelage of drug-lord Rodney Little, who, when not playing with model trains or drinking Moo for his ulcer, just likes to chill with his brothers near the benches outside the project houses. When a night man at a fast-food restaurant is found with four bullets in his body, Strike's older brother turns himself in as the killer... (imdb) It's good, but it takes a bit too long to get going. And I didn't like the lead actor.
60 Le Conseguenze dell'amore (2004) tt0398883 Feb 06 2017, 08:21 Titta di Girolamo apparently has a regular and tedious life with nothing strange a part from his own name (as he uses to say). He lives in a Hotel in Lugano (Switzerland) since almost ten years, spending his days waiting for something we don't know. His life is too rigid, too detached following a flat routine... (imdb) A quiet, contemplating film; the protagonist is very sensitive. The message of the boredom of life is universally understandable to every human.
60 Crank (2006) tt0479884 Feb 11 2018, 11:05 Chev Chelios (Statham) is about to begin his morning with an unexpected wake-up call. Groggy, practically unable to move and with a heart that's barely beating, he hears the voice of thug Ricky Verona, who reveals Chev has been poisoned in his sleep and only has an hour to live. As it turns out, Chev is a hit man who freelances for a major West Coast syndicate... (Lionsgate) Rampaging action film. Worth watching because it's fun.
60 The Dark Knight (2008) tt0468569 Feb 12 2017, 07:03 Batman and James Gordon join forces with Gotham's new District Attorney, Harvey Dent, to take on a psychotic bank robber known as The Joker, whilst other forces plot against them, and Joker's crimes grow more and more deadly. Takes more time to introduce the new characters, therefore less snappy than Batman Begins. But this effort leads to a great ending.
60 Darkman (1990) tt0099365 Feb 01 2017, 15:24 A hideously scarred and mentally unstable scientist seeks revenge against the crooks who made him like that. (imdb) A twisted protagonist makes this interesting to watch. It does many things better than your average hero movie.
60 Days of Heaven (1978) tt0077405 Feb 01 2017, 02:43 A hot-tempered farm laborer convinces the woman he loves to marry their rich but dying boss so that they can have a claim to his fortune (imdb) Sometimes beautiful, but also a lot of emptiness and boredom.
60 Dead Poets Society (1989) tt0097165 Mar 15 2017, 17:04 Painfully shy Todd Anderson has been sent to the school where his popular older brother was valedictorian. His room-mate, Neil, although exceedingly bright and popular, is very much under the thumb of his overbearing father. The two, along with their other friends, meet Professor Keating, their new English teacher, who tells them of the Dead Poets Society, and encourages them to go against the status quo. Each, in their own way, does this, and are changed for life. (imdb) Adequate film about friendship and believing in yourself and all that stuff.
60 Diamonds Are Forever (1971) tt0066995 Feb 12 2018, 14:47 007 goes to Las Vegas to investigate the disappearance of diamonds in transit and discovers the involvement of his enemy Blofeld. Flows together rather well - great antagonists, good score and a suave old Sean Connery. The plot is especially jumbled, but it is an enjoyable Bond film.
60 Do The Right Thing (1989) tt0097216 Feb 02 2017, 18:17 It's the hottest day of the year in the Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn, and tensions are growing there, with the only local businesses being a Korean grocery and Sal's Pizzeria. Mookie, Sal's delivery boy, manages to always be at the center of the action. There are some great things; as an example the nicely crafted, genuine feeling neighborhood. Also the suspense that seems to float in the air, waiting to explode.
60 End of Watch (2012) tt1855199 Mar 07 2017, 15:59 A drama centered on the long-term friendship and partnership between two cops. (imdb) Enjoyable and authentic cop film.
60 Eraserhead (1977) tt0074486 Feb 17 2017, 06:38 Henry Spencer's life spins out of control when conflict erupts in his strange yet simple world (imdb) Almost every event here is horrible to imagine; the creepy atmosphere amplifies this massively.
60 Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) tt0338013 Feb 03 2017, 07:45 Joel (Carrey) is stunned to discover that his girlfriend Clementine (Winslet) has had her memories of their tumultuous relationship erased. Out of desperation, he contacts the inventor of the process, Dr. Howard Mierzwiak (Wilkinson), to have Clementine removed from his own memory. But as Joel's memories progressively disappear, he begins to rediscover his love for Clementine. (Focus Features) Good, humane film. The story can be predicted, but the style of "wandering around in one's memory" is great.
60 The Evil Dead (1981) tt0083907 Feb 01 2017, 07:24 Five friends travel to a cabin in the woods, where they unknowingly release flesh-possessing demons. Some great effects here, but in the middle of the film there is a weird stalling period and therefore a loss of tension.
60 Exotica (1994) tt0109759 Sep 05 2017, 17:23 The 'Exotica' is a nightclub on the outskirts of Toronto, where Eric, DJ and MC, watches nightly as his ex-girlfriend Christina performs... (imdb) Nice atmosphere, like a nightly taxi ride mixed with an oriental score. The plot is secondary.
60 Fantastic Mr. Fox (2009) tt0432283 Feb 01 2017, 03:52 Angry farmers, tired of sharing their chickens with a sly fox, look to get rid of their opponent and his family. So nice and decent, it's incredible that someone got this approved by a production company.
60 Fargo (2014) tt2802850 Feb 01 2017, 06:58 The all new "true crime" case of Fargo's new chapter travels back to 1979 in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Luverne, Minnesota, where a young State Police Officer investigates a case involving a local crime gang and a major Mob syndicate. (imdb) Very slick, modernized crime tales. -- Series 1 is better than the film, with a better protagonist and antagonist. The pacing could be faster. -- Series 2 is underwhelming and slow. The "shiny" optics don't fit well; most of the characters are unlikable or annoying. Not worth the time. -- I liked series 3 a lot more; it has uneven parts, but overall a great feeling of a "tightening noose".
60 A Fistful of Dollars (1964) tt0058461 Apr 29 2017, 05:29 A wandering gunfighter plays two rival families against each other in a town torn apart by greed, pride, and revenge. Enjoyable little film, carried by the unreachable coolness of Clint Eastwood.
60 Frantic (1988) tt0095174 Mar 09 2017, 08:32 A doctor and his wife go to Paris for a medical conference. While showering, his wife disappears. I don't remember a lot about this film, but I had a good time with Harrison Ford running through Paris(?).
60 The French Connection (1971) tt0067116 Jul 19 2017, 16:31 A pair of NYC cops in the Narcotics Bureau stumble onto a drug smuggling job with a French connection. (imdb) Acceptable crime film with an authentic style. - Especially one scene was interesting, where a french guy picks some kind of sea urchin from a tide pool and just eats it casually. Truly mind-boggling.
60 Full Metal Jacket (1987) tt0093058 Feb 06 2017, 19:33 The story of an 18-year-old marine recruit named Private Joker - from his carnage-and-machismo boot camp to his climactic involvement in the heavy fighting in Hue during the 1968 Tet Offensive. [Warner Bros.] The beginning is very good and sets up the tension. Later you have intense moments, which were filmed amazingly stable and not overacted.
60 Funny Games (1997) tt0119167 Feb 01 2017, 03:25 Two psychotic young men take a mother, father, and son hostage in their vacation cabin and force them to play sadistic "games" with one another for their own amusement. (imdb) Unique with a great antagonist. Creepy and cold, like you know something bad will happen.
60 The Godfather: A Novel for Television (1977) tt0809488 Feb 07 2017, 17:53 The first two Godfather films were re-edited together in chronological order with additional footage added. (imdb) An epic, vigorous tale of the old days.
60 Goldfinger (1964) tt0058150 Mar 02 2018, 06:19 Investigating a gold magnate's gold smuggling, James Bond uncovers a plot to contaminate the Fort Knox gold reserve. The score is by far the best Bond score I have heard. The film gets better in the second half, but it only gets really exciting for a few short scenes.
60 Hamlet (1996) tt0116477 Feb 27 2018, 08:42 Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, returns home to find his father murdered and his mother remarrying the murderer, his uncle. Meanwhile, war is brewing. (imdb) It was good, and I did not get too bored. The dialogue flows along very well.
60 Hard Boiled (1992) tt0104684 Feb 01 2017, 02:58 A tough as nails cop teams up with an undercover agent to shut down a sinister mobster and his crew. It gets dull after some time.
60 Her (2013) tt1798709 Feb 02 2017, 17:45 A lonely writer develops an unlikely relationship with his newly-purchased operating system that's designed to meet his every need. (imdb) Good protagonist, subtle futuristic design.
60 The Hurt Locker (2009) tt0887912 Feb 03 2017, 07:19 Iraq. Forced to play a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war, an elite Army bomb squad unit must come together in a city where everyone is a potential enemy and every object could be a deadly bomb. (imdb) It stays intense all the way. Might rewatch because there were some nice scenes between the forced "character development".
60 I Saw the Devil (2010) tt1588170 Mar 27 2017, 03:07 A secret agent tracks a serial killer who murdered his fiancée. Good revenge thriller. It uses occasional physical and emotional violence, but it is never done unnecessarily.
60 The Ides of March (2011) tt1124035 Sep 13 2017, 18:50 An idealistic staffer for a newbie presidential candidate gets a crash course on dirty politics during his stint on the campaign trail. Based on the play by Beau Willimon. (imdb) Not the greatest visionary achievement, but a nice and slim drama.
60 In Bruges (2008) tt0780536 Jul 17 2017, 06:52 Holed up in Bruges, two hit men begin to differ on their views of life and death as they become used to local customs. A good film. The right mix of humor, sadness and action.
60 In Cold Blood (1967) tt0061809 Feb 14 2017, 05:39 Originally released in 1967, In Cold Blood is the powerful, true story of a callous murder, based upon the best-selling novel by Truman Capote. (Sony) Appealing visuals and great score. But the story is linear and therefore could be told in a fraction of the time.
60 Inherent Vice (2014) tt1791528 Feb 21 2017, 18:52 In Los Angeles in 1970, drug-fueled detective Larry "Doc" Sportello investigates the disappearance of a former girlfriend. (imdb) Confusing and messy, which is funny at times in this film - but then other scenes are just stretching the patience too much. Overall not very rewarding.
60 Inland Empire (2006) tt0460829 Mar 29 2017, 06:27 An actress's perception of reality becomes increasingly distorted as she finds herself falling for her co-star in a remake of an unfinished Polish production that was supposedly cursed. Fuck you, Lynch!! Jump scares at 1:09h, 1:19h, 1:57h and 2:45h. Overall it's damn scary. Has "found footage" visuals, which is not as stylish, but works alright.
60 Into the Inferno (2016) tt4846318 Jan 14 2018, 04:33 An exploration of active volcanoes around world. (imdb) Good and interesting, with some amazing images. I can't blame the director for taking the opportunity to take a look inside North Korea; also, the documentary is worth watching for the footage from the Ethiopian desert alone.
60 Intouchables (2011) tt1675434 Feb 02 2017, 23:55 A true story of two men who should never have met - a quadriplegic aristocrat who was injured in a paragliding accident and a young man from the projects. (imdb) A film for the heart. Good but nothing more.
60 John Wick (2014) tt2911666 Feb 03 2017, 03:44 An ex-hitman comes out of retirement to track down the gangsters that took everything from him. (imdb) Cheesy action hero, standard plot. Reeves is pretty good, and you can have fun watching.
60 The Killer (1989) tt0097202 Feb 01 2017, 07:09 A disillusioned assassin accepts one last hit in hopes of using his earnings to restore vision to a singer he accidentally blinded, only to be double-crossed by his boss. Great action scenes, also quite good dialogue sometimes. Also very convenient bad guys who shoot barrages near the hero but never hit.
60 Law Abiding Citizen (2009) tt1197624 Feb 18 2018, 14:38 An everyday guy decides to take justice into his own hands after a plea bargain sets his family's killers free. His target: The district attorney who orchestrated the deal. (imdb) A messed-up Gerard Butler goes on a crusade. Definitely worth a watch.
60 Lessons of Darkness (1992) tt0104706 Jan 11 2018, 01:44 This film shows the disaster of the Kuwaitian oil fields in flames. In contrast to the common documentary film there are no comments and few interviews (imdb) Lingering and somewhat appealing style, but it never managed to get fully exciting.
60 The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (2004) tt0362270 Feb 09 2017, 07:56 Internationally famous oceanographer Steve Zissou (Murray) and his crew set sail on an expedition to hunt down the mysterious, elusive, possibly non-existent Jaguar Shark that killed Zissou's partner during the documentary filming of their latest adventure. (Touchstone Pictures) Beautiful interior design and score, some funny scenes. Sadly the focus is on the tedious father/son drama.
60 Live and Let Die (1973) tt0070328 Feb 18 2018, 14:31 007 is sent to stop a brilliant heroin magnate armed with a complex organization and a reliable psychic tarot card reader. Watchable, but not overly exciting - just good, clean James Bond action.
60 Lucky Number Slevin (2006) tt0425210 Mar 14 2017, 15:40 Lucky Number Slevin is a thriller that twists and turns its way through an underworld of crime and revenge. Set in New York City, a case of mistaken identity lands Slevin (Hartnett) into the middle of a war being plotted by two of the city's most rival crime bosses. (The Weinstein Company) Dedicated story, but it regards itself smarter than it actually is. Still, it is a nice watch.
60 The Machinist (2004) tt0361862 Feb 05 2017, 17:57 Trevor Reznik has not slept for a year. His every waking minute has become an unremitting nightmare of confusion, paranoia, guilt, anxiety and terror - each of which is part of an escalating series of clues that will lead to the source of his mysterious affliction. (Paramount Classics) A good watch, recommended if you want a mystery story to enjoy.
60 The Magnificent Seven (1960) tt0054047 Mar 20 2017, 18:28 An oppressed Mexican peasant village assembles seven gunfighters to help defend their homes. (imdb) It was pretty good.
60 The Master (2012) tt1560747 Mar 02 2018, 10:34 A 1950s-set drama centered on the relationship between a charismatic intellectual known as "the Master" whose faith-based organization begins to catch on in America, and a young drifter who becomes his right-hand man. (imdb) Enjoyable protagonists, but nothing more.
60 The Matrix Reloaded (2003) tt0234215 Feb 09 2017, 16:23 Neo and the rebel leaders estimate that they have 72 hours until 250,000 probes discover Zion and destroy it and its inhabitants. During this, Neo must decide how he can save Trinity from a dark fate in his dreams. Part 1 of the sequel-double-feature. It is good, some scenes even great, but missing that special touch. -- You can watch this and Revolutions back to back, as they are basically one movie split into two.
60 Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (1985) tt0089603 May 02 2017, 05:45 A fictionalized account in four segments of the life of Japan's celebrated twentieth-century author Yukio Mishima... (imdb) The score is outstanding, and the film has a nice atmosphere.
60 Mission: Impossible (1996) tt0117060 Mar 15 2017, 16:58 Cruise stars as Ethan Hunt, a secret agent framed for the deaths of his espionage team. Fleeing from government assassins, breaking into the CIA's most impenetrable vault, clinging to the roof of a speeding bullet train, Hunt races like a burning fuse to stay one step ahead of his pursuers... and draw one step closer to discovering the shocking truth. (Paramount) Nicely done spy action.
60 Mississippi Burning (1988) tt0095647 Mar 17 2017, 04:46 Two FBI agents with wildly different styles arrive in Mississippi to investigate the disappearance of some civil rights activists. (imdb) Nice investigation movie. The viewer learns almost nothing about the two agents; obviously the message is the real protagonist of the film.
60 Moonrise Kingdom (2012) tt1748122 May 06 2017, 11:52 A pair of lovers flee their New England town, which causes a local search party to fan out and find them. (imdb) Nice-looking but rather flat and uninspiring.
60 A Most Violent Year (2014) tt2937898 Feb 18 2018, 08:55 In New York City 1981, an ambitious immigrant fights to protect his business and family during the most dangerous year in the city's history. (imdb) This is a slow burn for sure. The scenery and some of the images are truly astonishing. But I didn't enjoy the protagonist that much.
60 Mr. Brooks (2007) tt0780571 Mar 09 2017, 08:00 Consider Mr. Brooks. A successful businessman. A generous philanthropist. A loving father and devoted husband. Seemingly, he's perfect. But Mr. Brooks has a secret -- he is also the notorious Thumbprint Killer and no one has ever suspected it -- until now. (MGM) The protagonist sells the whole film, he's enjoyable to watch. Worth a viewing.
60 My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done (2009) tt1233219 May 02 2017, 09:29 Inspired by a true crime, a man begins to experience mystifying events that lead him to slay his mother with a sword. David Lynch presents a Werner Herzog film. What the hell did I expect? It's hilarious and strange, but can get tedious just because of that.
60 Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind (1984) tt0087544 Aug 25 2017, 11:02 Warrior/pacifist Princess Nausicaä desperately struggles to prevent two warring nations from destroying themselves and their dying planet. (imdb) It was okay. Nicely drawn, a bit confusing, but with a child-like charm.
60 O Brother, Where Art Thou? (2000) tt0190590 Feb 03 2017, 08:01 A trio of escaped prisoners (Clooney, Nelson, Turturro) embarks on the adventure of a lifetime as they set out to pursue their freedom and the promise of sharing in the division of a fortune in buried treasure. (Touchstone Pictures) It was really comfortable and sometimes hilarious.
60 Public Enemies (2009) tt1152836 Feb 26 2018, 08:41 The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. A whole new level of realism, which is sometimes great, sometimes annoying.
60 Punch-Drunk Love (2002) tt0272338 Jul 17 2017, 09:19 Barry Egan is a small business owner with seven sisters who kept him alone and unable to fall in love. When a harmonium and a mysterious woman enter his life, his romantic journey begins. Sometimes funny and touching, but I expected a bit more.
60 The Revenant (2015) tt1663202 Feb 02 2017, 23:59 In the 1820s, a frontiersman, Hugh Glass, sets out on a path of vengeance against those who left him for dead after a bear mauling. (imdb) One of many films that are good but not great. It has stunning action sequences.
60 Rififi (1955) tt0048021 Feb 01 2017, 03:02 Four men plan a technically perfect crime, but the human element intervenes... (imdb) Parts of it are thrilling and awesome, the other parts not so much.
60 The Road Warrior (1981) tt0082694 Feb 03 2017, 00:09 In the post-apocolyptic Australian wasteland, a cynical drifter agrees to help a small, gasoline rich, community escape a band of bandits (imdb) Has problems with pacing, especially in the middle. The protagonist is great, most of the other characters are just annoying. Excellent action at the end.
60 Rosemary's Baby (1968) tt0063522 Aug 07 2017, 17:27 A woman discovers that her pregnancy is actually part of a satanic ritual. (imdb) It was alright, but the ending was a bit too long. Even though the protagonist behaves like an idiotic child sometimes, at other times she notices things that even a vigilant viewer could miss - interesting.
60 Secret Window (2004) tt0363988 Jul 08 2017, 08:26 Mort Rainey is a best selling author whose imagination thrills his reader to the core. But one of his stories holds a secret that comes to life. A secret that even he can't imagine. (Sony Pictures) Nice little mystery film, thoroughly enjoyable for an afternoon.
60 Seven Samurai (1954) tt0047478 Feb 03 2017, 07:50 A poor village under attack by bandits recruits seven unemployed samurai to help them defend themselves. It is an epic tale of heroism, with great characters. Also a great fight where the bad guys don't go down easily. Surely a good film, but with problems in pacing.
60 Shutter Island (2010) tt1130884 Feb 03 2017, 03:51 Two U.S. Marshalls are sent to a federal institution for the criminally insane to capture a violent female escapee. One of the better psycho thriller(?) films.
60 Sicario (2015) tt3397884 Feb 16 2017, 11:38 A young female FBI agent joins a secret CIA operation to take down a Mexican cartel boss, a job that ends up pushing her ethical and moral values to the limit. (imdb) Dense and brutal atmospheric film with fitting score. Besides the bland lead actress, it was all done well with cool military precision.
60 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014) tt0458481 Feb 19 2018, 14:04 The town's most hard-boiled citizens cross paths with some of its more reviled inhabitants. (imdb) It was alright, although there was a large focus on the story line I liked the least.
60 Skyfall (2012) tt1074638 Jan 14 2018, 07:33 Bond's loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. It is okay, mostly because of Javier Bardem and his secret island hideout.
60 Snatch (2000) tt0208092 Feb 02 2017, 13:13 Guy Ritchie's highly anticipated comedy features a colorful ensemble cast in a rollicking ride through London's gangster world, its bustling diamond district and a rowdy gypsy camp. (Columbia Tristar) Pretty fun to watch.
60 Sonatine (1993) tt0108188 Feb 11 2018, 12:35 Several yakuza from Tokyo are sent to Okinawa to help end a gang war. The war escalates and the Tokyo drifters decide to lay low at the beach. (imdb) I think I took a break somewhere in the middle and haven't continued since. But I remember the likeable protagonists and the charming beach scenery. Will rewatch some time.
60 Source Code (2011) tt0945513 Jul 18 2017, 10:14 An action thriller centered on a soldier who wakes up in the body of an unknown man and discovers he's part of a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. (imdb) Good, inventive action.
60 Spectre (2015) tt2379713 Jan 14 2018, 07:43 A cryptic message from Bond's past sends him on a trail to uncover a sinister organization. While M battles political forces to keep the secret service alive, Bond peels back the layers of deceit to reveal the terrible truth behind SPECTRE. (imdb) Overall enjoyable. There were a few genuinely great scenes, but maybe the team should take a creative break for a few years...
60 Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter... and Spring (2003) tt0374546 May 13 2017, 07:16 Entirely set on and around a tree-lined lake where a tiny Buddhist monastery floats on a raft amidst a breath-taking landscape, this film is divided into five segments with each season representing a stage in a man's life. (Sony Pictures Classics) Offers just enough to be interesting. Not amazing, just good, with a nice scenery.
60 Stalker (1979) tt0079944 Feb 02 2017, 17:50 Near a gray and unnamed city is The Zone, an alien place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers. It takes you in when you first watch it. It is required to have imagination and empathy for the protagonists; then you can feel a sense of wonder and excitement.
60 The Strawberry Blonde (1941) tt0034236 Mar 28 2017, 07:36 Biff Grimes is crazy about Virginia Brush, but his "pal" Hugo Barnstead marries her himself and makes Biff the fall guy for his shady dealings. Though Hugo seems to have everything Biff wanted, Biff learns that having what one wants and wanting what one has can be two very different things. (imdb) Light soap opera with witty dialogue. The scenery is portrayed nicely, and the film is pleasant for an afternoon.
60 The Talented Mr. Ripley (1999) tt0134119 Feb 17 2017, 15:34 The 1950s. Manhattan lavatory attendant, Tom Ripley, borrows a Princeton jacket to play piano at a garden party. When the wealthy father of a recent Princeton grad chats Tom up, Tom pretends to know the son and is soon offered $1,000 to go to Italy to convince Dickie Greenleaf to return home. In Italy, Tom attaches himself to Dickie and to Marge, Dickie's cultured fiancée, pretending to love jazz and harboring homoerotic hopes as he soaks in luxury... (imdb) Captures the Italian lifestyle very well, also builds the tension nicely. All in all a good watch.
60 The Tenant (1976) tt0074811 Aug 06 2017, 07:17 A quiet and inconspicuous man (Trelkovsky) rents an apartment in France where the previous tenant committed suicide... It started very promising, and it delivered in the small pieces in between. But for such a masterful buildup, I was a bit let down by the ending.
60 The Terminal (2004) tt0362227 Mar 15 2017, 17:02 The Terminal tells the story of Viktor Navorski (Hanks), a visitor to New York City from Eastern Europe, whose homeland erupts in a fiery coup while he is in the air en route to America. Stranded at John F. Kennedy International Airport with a passport from nowhere, he is unauthorized to actually enter the United States and must improvise his days and nights in the terminal's international transit lounge until the war at home is over... (DreamWorks) Comforting and easy on the viewer. I like airports.
60 Three Kings (1999) tt0120188 Feb 23 2018, 08:09 A small group of adventurous American soldiers (Clooney, Whalberg, Ice Cube, Jonze) in Iraq at the end of the Gulf War is determined to steal a huge cache of gold reputed to be hidden somewhere near their desert base. Finding a map they believe will take them to the gold, the soldiers embark on a journey that leads to unexpected discoveries, enabling them to rise to a heroic challenge that drastically changes their lives. (Warner Brothers) Chaotic and crazy war film with very dark humor. More than a poor man's Full Metal Jacket, but the ending was too implausible for me.
60 A Time to Kill (1996) tt0117913 Mar 26 2017, 17:32 A young lawyer defends a black man accused of murdering two men who raped his 10-year-old daughter, sparking a rebirth of the KKK. (imdb) Mostly forgettable court room film, but the ending is quite good. Really makes you question the US judicial system.
60 Zodiac (2007) tt0443706 Feb 06 2017, 05:28 As a serial killer terrifies the San Francisco Bay Area and taunts police with his ciphers and letters, investigators in four jurisdictions search for the murderer. The case will become an obsession for four men as their lives and careers are built and destroyed by the endless trail of clues. Moves slowly forward, but I didn't find it boring. It doesn't overact anything.
50 3:10 to Yuma (2007) tt0381849 Mar 15 2017, 17:01 A small-time rancher agrees to hold a captured outlaw who's awaiting a train to go to court in Yuma. A battle of wills ensues as the outlaw tries to psych out the rancher. (imdb) Too stylized for a real western - not only visuals, the performances and the camerawork too. It is a good film but nothing special.
50 Adaptation. (2002) tt0268126 Feb 19 2017, 16:52 The lives of screenwriter Charlie Kaufman, author Susan Orlean and orchid poacher John Laroche become strangely intertwined as each one's search for passion collides with the others' in this adaptation of the best-selling "The Orchid Thief." If you like something "meta", then you will have great moments with this film. But overall it's too uneventful to be good on its own.
50 Blow (2001) tt0221027 Aug 21 2017, 16:39 A high-velocity look at George Jung's (Depp) spectacular rise and fall -- based on the true story of how powder cocaine turned into America's biggest drug problem and how one man from the blue-collar suburbs became the 35 billion-dollar a-year conduit to the Colombian cartels. Ted Demme directs this riveting look at the manic allure -- and dangerous reality -- of a drug smuggler's everyday life, and unfolds one of the great untold stories from the recent annals of American crime and culture. (New Line Cinema) Nothing special. Every aspect of this "drug empire rise and fall" film has been done better elsewhere (e.g. Goodfellas); acceptable but not good.
50 The Book of Eli (2010) tt1037705 Feb 09 2017, 11:38 A lone man fights his way across America in order to protect a sacred book that holds the secrets to saving humankind. I liked the wasteland design, and the protagonist is just right. The plot is unbelievably stupid. Actually I sided with the antagonist because what he said made a lot more sense.
50 Brazil (1985) tt0088846 May 05 2017, 15:33 Brazil is a surrealistic nightmare vision of a "perfect" future where technology reigns supreme. Everyone is monitored by a secret government agency that forbids love to interfere with efficiency. When a daydreaming bureaucrat (Pryce) becomes unwittingly involved with an underground superhero and a beautiful mystery woman, he becomes the tragic victim of his own romantic illusions. (Universal Pictures) The design is simply incredible. It's a shame that pretty much everything else sucks. The story is a mess, the protagonist is blunt and it feels too long.
50 Castello Cavalcanti (2013) tt3331512 May 06 2017, 09:43 Commissioned by the fashion giant Prada, it’s set in 1955 and stars Jason Schwartzman as a Formula 1 driver who crashes his car into an Italian village. Looks nice.
50 City of God (2003) tt0317248 Feb 11 2018, 11:20 Welcome to the world's most notorious slum: Rio de Janeiro's 'City of God.' A place where combat photographers fear to tread, where Police rarely go, and residents are lucky if they live to the age of 20. This is the true story of a young man who grew up on these streets and whose ambition as a photographer is our window in and ultimately may be his only way out. [Original Release 2002] (Miramax) I don't remember a lot about this film - uncertain if it is my or the movie's fault. I do remember that I was bored at times...
50 Collateral (2004) tt0369339 Feb 26 2018, 05:43 A cab driver finds himself the hostage of an engaging contract killer as he makes his rounds from hit to hit during one night in LA. He must find a way to save both himself and one last victim. It was "meh", as far as I remember.
50 Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon (2000) tt0190332 Feb 09 2017, 11:17 The disappearance of a magical jade sword spurs a breathtaking quest for the missing treasure. Li is embittered by the loss of his jade sword, and his unrequited pursuit of Yu is further complicated by the mysterious intrusion of an assassin. The identity of the assassin is gradually unveiled as another poignant tale of love begins to ravel with that of Li and Yu against the backdrop of Western China's magnificent landscape. (imdb) The fight scenes are godlike. The rest drags itself along terribly, especially the "poignant tale of love"(??). Decide for yourself.
50 Deadwood (2004) tt0348914 Apr 02 2017, 07:56 A show set in the late 1800s, revolving around the characters of Deadwood, South Dakota; a town of deep corruption and crime. (imdb) Great moments can be had - mostly in the first few episodes -, but it degrades noticeably towards the ungraceful ending.
50 Diabolique (1955) tt0046911 May 02 2017, 14:57 A man is killed by his wife and mistress, but his body disappears. What is going on? (imdb) The ending really is great, but overall the film takes too long to get going.
50 Encounters at the End of the World (2008) tt1093824 May 13 2017, 07:22 Filmmaker Werner Herzog travels to Antarctica to capture its landscape's rarely seen beauty on film. It's alright, from what I remember.
50 Enemy (2014) tt2316411 Feb 16 2017, 13:16 A man seeks out his exact look-alike after spotting him in a movie. (imdb) Starts very promising, but it's not reaching its potential at all - it's just a "smoke and mirrors" kind of film. Jake Gyllenhaal is great.
50 Enter the Void (2010) tt1191111 Feb 16 2017, 12:24 "Enter the Void" takes a hypnotic and hallucinatory trip through the eyes and mind of an American drug-dealer living in Tokyo with his sister. Nice idea, but the film is just too boring. The camera stays terribly long in one place, while I just want to see what's next.
50 Ex Machina (2015) tt0470752 Feb 08 2017, 11:19 Caleb, a coder at the world's largest internet company, wins a competition to spend a week at a private mountain retreat belonging to Nathan, the reclusive CEO of the company. But when Caleb arrives at the remote location he finds that he will have to participate in a strange and fascinating experiment in which he must interact with the world's first true artificial intelligence, housed in the body of a beautiful robot girl. (imdb) Never got really interesting, although it tried very hard to seem sophisticated. The ending is just big nonsense.
50 Film Noir (2007) tt0970933 Mar 01 2017, 01:49 Private detective Sam Ruben's clever plan falls apart with the onset of amnesia. Everyone is trying to kill him and he doesn't know why. The classic film noir milieu now comes to you in the form of an animated feature. (imdb) It tried something new, and failed. The animations are clunky and completely mess up the flow of the movie. Would have been much better with actors.
50 For a Few Dollars More (1965) tt0059578 Apr 29 2017, 05:32 Two bounty hunters with completely different intentions team up to track down a Western outlaw. Clint Eastwood is like a ray of sunlight to this film. Overall, too long and boring.
50 The Godfather: Part II (1974) tt0071562 Feb 03 2017, 02:02 The sequel to "The Godfather" continues the saga of two generations of successive power within the Corleone family. Coppola tells two stories in Part II: the roots and rise of a young Don Vito, played with uncanny ability by Robert De Niro, and the ascension of Michael (Al Pacino) as the new Don. (Paramount) Drawn out and lengthy. There are great scenes, but overall it feels forced, like the filmmaker was indebted to continue the "saga".
50 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) tt0060196 Apr 29 2017, 05:36 Three gunmen set out to find a hidden fortune. Who will walk away with the cash? (imdb) It starts on the wrong foot (with an unnecessary recast). Unfortunately, the film does not get really interesting for the first 2 hours and 50 minutes.
50 The Great Wall (2017) tt2034800 Mar 20 2017, 10:39 A mystery centered around the construction of the Great Wall of China. (imdb) Really good action movie. It has face-melting epicness, some actually funny dialogue, and excellent faction design. The big problems are the hasty editing and the bland score - and of course some parts towards the end. Overall has some rough parts, but it's not bad.
50 The Green Inferno (2015) tt2403021 Mar 14 2017, 05:52 A group of student activists travel from New York City to the Amazon to save a dying tribe but crash in the jungle and are taken hostage by the very natives they protected. (imdb) Merciless ultra-violent horror. It is enjoyable, but many technical items like visuals and score are only mediocre.
50 Grizzly Man (2005) tt0427312 May 05 2017, 10:42 In his mesmerizing new film, acclaimed director Werner Herzog explores the life and death of amateur grizzly bear expert and wildlife preservationist Timothy Treadwell. (Lions Gate Films) It manages to remain interesting most of the time. Watchable, but way too long.
50 Headhunters (2011) tt1614989 Aug 02 2017, 18:03 Intense and entertaining thriller packed with twists and based on award winning mystery writer Jo Nesbo's novel, Headhunters' stars Aksel Hennie (Max Manus) as an elite headhunter who finances his lavish lifestyle by stealing art from his own clients. ( It starts very promising, but then it goes downhill with the typical nordic absence of style and rather unemotional execution. It goes from 0 to bat shit crazy very fast, and some things feel sloppy and nonsensical.
50 Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse (1991) tt0102015 Jul 17 2017, 06:38 Documentary that chronicles how Francis Ford Coppola's "Apocalypse Now" was plagued by extraordinary script, shooting, budget, and casting problems--nearly destroying the life and career of the celebrated director. (imdb) Seen it, forgot most about it.
50 High Fidelity (2000) tt0146882 Jul 17 2017, 13:19 In this biting romantic comedy, Rob Gordon (Cusack) is the owner of a semi-failing record store in Chicago, where he sells music the old-fashioned way -- on vinyl. His needle, however, skips the love groove when his long-time girlfriend, Laura (Hjejle), walks out on him. As he examines his failed attempts at romance and happiness, the process finds him being dragged, kicking and screaming, into adulthood. (Touchstone Pictures) I didn't feel entertained (except by Barry), but overall the film knows what it's going for.
50 I Stand Alone (1998) tt0157016 Aug 19 2017, 11:47 The Butcher (known from Noé's debut "Carne") has done some time in jail and now he wants to start a new life. He moves to Lille with his mistress. She promised him a new butcher shop. She lied. The butcher decides to go back to Paris and find his daughter. I think this is a wake-up call more than anything else. It certainly is no enjoyable experience, and might seriously disturb the sensitive viewer.
50 Incendies (2010) tt1255953 Jul 19 2017, 07:52 A mother's last wishes send twins Jeanne and Simon on a journey to Middle East in search of their tangled roots. Adapted from Wajdi Mouawad's acclaimed play, Incendies tells the powerful and moving tale of two young adults' voyage to the core of deep-rooted hatred, never-ending wars and enduring love. (imdb) Strong movie, but I don't enjoy misery porn that much.
50 Knock Knock (2015) tt3605418 Mar 13 2017, 16:11 A pair of femme fatales wreak havoc on the life of a happily married man. (imdb) It is memorable for its psychological "voyeur" horror, but I don't feel a strong connection to the film.
50 Lone Star (1996) tt0116905 Feb 20 2017, 18:44 John Sayles' murder-mystery explores interpersonal and interracial tensions in Rio County, Texas. Sam Deeds is the local sheriff who is called to investigate a 40-year-old skeleton found in the desert....As Sam delves deeper into the town's dark secrets, he begins to learn more about his father, the legendary former sheriff Buddy Deeds, who replaced the corrupt Charlie Wade... (imdb) It has a heart, but most of the scenes and characters are really boring.
50 Lost Highway (1997) tt0116922 Mar 22 2017, 12:41 A jazz musician, tortured by the notion that his wife is having an affair, suddenly finds himself accused of her murder. In a parallel story, a young mechanic is drawn into a web of deceit by a temptress who is cheating on her gangster boyfriend. A drawn out, impenetrable mess. Is it all symbolic? Is it all just bullshit? Who knows?
50 Lucy (2014) tt2872732 Mar 07 2017, 11:18 Lucy (Scarlett Johansson) becomes the first human to use 100 percent of the brain's capacity. Great visual effects, but the story is a steaming pile of nonsense.
50 Magnolia (1999) tt0175880 Mar 31 2017, 10:37 On one random day in the San Fernando Valley, a dying father, a young wife, a male caretaker, a famous lost son, a police officer in love, a boy genius, an ex-boy genius, a game show host and an estranged daughter will each become part of a dazzling multiplicity of plots, but one story. (New Line Cinema) I'm not convinced that this is a "masterpiece". I found it too long, and some of the plots are simply not needed. I disliked the normalized visual style, and the momentum is all over the place.
50 Manhattan (1979) tt0079522 Mar 26 2017, 08:08 A divorced New Yorker currently dating a high-schooler brings himself to look for love in the mistress of his best friend instead (imdb) Uninspiring study about relationships.
50 The Matrix Revolutions (2003) tt0242653 Feb 09 2017, 16:29 The human city of Zion defends itself against the massive invasion of the machines as Neo fights to end the war at another front while also opposing the rogue Agent Smith. Part 2 of the sequel-double-feature. Loads of action, but no sense of miracle and destiny whatsoever; a truly botched resolution of the trilogy. Watch if you have seen Reloaded.
50 The Men Who Stare at Goats (2009) tt1234548 Mar 17 2017, 06:07 A reporter in Iraq might just have the story of a lifetime when he meets Lyn Cassady, a guy who claims to be a former member of the U.S. Army's First Earth Battalion, a unit that employs paranormal powers in their missions. Weird film, but forgettable.
50 Miller's Crossing (1990) tt0100150 Feb 01 2017, 03:09 A highly styled 'genre' film which can perhaps be seen as a pastiche of all gangster movies. Tom Reagan is the laconic anti-hero of this amoral tale which is also, paradoxically, a look at morals within the criminal underworld of the 1930s. Two rival gangs vie for control of a city where the police are pawns, and the periodic busts of illicit drinking establishments are no more than a way for one gang to get back at the other. Black humour and shocking violence compete for screen time as we question whether or not Tom, right-hand man of the Irish mob leader, really has a heart. (imdb) It is alright, but not worth more than one watch, maybe none at all if you are easily bored.
50 Moon (2009) tt1182345 Feb 02 2017, 23:57 Sam Bell is nearing the end of his contract with Lunar. He's been a faithful employee for 3 long years. His home has been Sarang, a moon base where he has spent his days alone, mining Helium 3. Creepy atmosphere, but doesn't keep the pace well.
50 New Kids Nitro (2011) tt2043932 Feb 28 2017, 07:36 Gerrie, Richard, Rikkert, Robbie and Barry from "Maaskantje" are in a big fight with the village of "Schijndel". When a zombie kills someone from "Brabant", things get out of hand. (imdb) A seamless continuation of the first film, but more confident with itself.
50 New Kids Turbo (2010) tt1648112 Feb 28 2017, 07:35 Five friends from 'Maaskantje' are getting fired because of the economic crisis. They decide that they won't pay for anything anymore. (imdb) Some funny moments, and it is refreshing to see something so unapologetic.
50 North by Northwest (1959) tt0053125 Feb 03 2017, 07:25 An advertising executive is mistaken for a spy and is pursued across the country while he looks for a way to survive. This one was alright, with good tension, but an off pacing sometimes. Also very predictable ending.
50 Oldboy (2003) tt0364569 Mar 25 2017, 10:50 Oh Dae-su (Choi Min-sik) is an ordinary Seoul businessman with a wife and little daughter who, after a drunken night on the town, is locked up in a strange, private "prison." No one will tell him why he's there or who his jailer is. The imprisonment last for 15 years until one day when Dae-su finds himself unexpectedly deposited on a grass-covered high-rise roof, determined to discover the mysterious enemy who had him locked up. (Tartan Films) I didn't feel engaged in anything happening. Maybe it's the protagonist of the film, or the overall feeling that it gave me. I don't plan on watching it again.
50 Opera (1987) tt0093677 May 02 2017, 10:08 A young opera singer is stalked by a deranged fan bent on killing the people associated with her to claim her for himself. Nothing special. Watch Tenebre instead.
50 Pan's Labyrinth (2006) tt0457430 Feb 09 2017, 11:30 In 1944 fascist Spain, a girl, fascinated with fairy-tales, is sent along with her pregnant mother to live with her new stepfather, a ruthless captain of the Spanish army. During the night, she meets a fairy who takes her to an old faun in the center of the labyrinth. He tells her she's a princess, but must prove her royalty by surviving three gruesome tasks. If she fails, she will never prove herself to be the the true princess and will never see her real father, the king, again. (imdb) Not really gripping or entertaining.
50 Prime Cut (1972) tt0069121 Feb 01 2017, 03:04 A Chicago mob enforcer is sent to Kansas City to settle a debt with a cattle rancher who not only grinds his enemies into sausage... (imdb) This is a standard good guy vs bad guy movie. Good antagonist.
50 Quantum of Solace (2008) tt0830515 Jan 14 2018, 07:32 Seeking revenge for the death of his love, secret agent James Bond sets out to stop an environmentalist from taking control of a country's valuable resource. A bit of a drag, and lacking in atmosphere.
50 Rear Window (1954) tt0047396 Feb 03 2017, 07:54 A wheelchair bound photographer spies on his neighbours from his apartment window and becomes convinced one of them has committed murder. Almost good. A likeable protagonist and intriguing story idea. But the execution is just too flat and boring.
50 RoboCop (1987) tt0093870 Mar 15 2017, 16:59 In a dystopic & crime ridden Detroit, a terminally wounded cop returns to the force as a powerful cyborg with submerged memories haunting him (imdb) Nothing special. A good action flick.
50 Scarface (1983) tt0086250 Feb 03 2017, 03:36 In 1980 Miami, a determined Cuban immigrant takes over a drug empire while succumbing to greed. (imdb) Brute film, with the iconic 80's synthesized soundtrack. Many bland scenes, really not impressive.
50 Sherlock (2010) tt1475582 Jul 29 2017, 10:12 A modern update finds the famous sleuth and his doctor partner solving crime in 21st century London. (imdb) It used to be pretty good, but at the point of season 4 it is an unbearable, self-important piece of shit.
50 Split Second (1992) tt0105459 Mar 24 2017, 07:52 In a futuristic London, the rising sea levels mean that large areas are under feet of water. Hauer plays a cop who previously lost his partner to some strange creature. Now the creature is back and its after him. (imdb) Ragged 90s action. Barely enjoyable, has some nice scenes, but also a lot of the typical nonsense.
50 Spring Breakers (2013) tt2101441 Feb 16 2017, 03:38 Four college girls who land in jail after robbing a restaurant in order to fund their spring break vacation find themselves bailed out by a drug and arms dealer who wants them to do some dirty work. (imdb) Very stylish, and easy on the viewer; the ending is quite qood. Honestly I don't know what to make of this movie.
50 The Sting (1973) tt0070735 Feb 03 2017, 01:55 In 1930s Chicago, a young con man seeking revenge for his murdered partner teams up with a master of the big con to win a fortune from a criminal banker. (imdb) It was alright, mostly because of the great Robert Redford.
50 Tombstone (1993) tt0108358 May 04 2017, 04:32 A successul lawman's plans to retire anonymously in Tombstone, Arizona are distrupted by the kind of outlaws he was famous for eliminating (imdb) Not that great. Doc Holliday is legendary, but I didn't like any of the other protagonists. The "Best of Disney" soundtrack is a major flaw.
50 Two-Lane Blacktop (1971) tt0067893 Mar 08 2017, 11:54 Story of two men drag racing across the USA in a primer grey 55 chevy. Wilson is the mechanic, James Taylor is the driver. (imdb) It breathes life and follows closely the duel on the road. But it is also quite boring; there is nothing to rest your eyes on or to enjoy silently.
50 Unforgiven (1992) tt0105695 Feb 05 2017, 18:03 Two retired sharp-shooters and a would-be gunslinger team up to claim a $1,000 reward for killing two cowboys who brutally disfigured a prostitute. I like the motive of saving a prostitute's honor in the middle of the wild west. But it was quite boring to sit through.
50 Vertigo (1958) tt0052357 Feb 03 2017, 07:56 Complex story about a San Francisco detective and his psychological troubles with fear of heights and obsession over a woman.(imdb) At first I was captured by the film, but then it got pretty annoying in terms of resolving the plot.
50 Vicky Cristina Barcelona (2008) tt0497465 Feb 03 2018, 16:48 Two girlfriends on a summer holiday in Spain become enamored with the same painter, unaware that his ex-wife, with whom he has a tempestuous relationship, is about to re-enter the picture. (imdb) The atmosphere is good, but the rest is rather meaningless, maybe driven by sexual attraction to the lead actresses?
50 Yojimbo (1961) tt0055630 Feb 02 2017, 06:57 A crafty ronin comes to a town divided by two criminal gangs and decides to play them against each other to free the town. (imdb) What makes it good is the grounded style. There is a genuineness to the protagonist that makes up for the lack of story.
40 The Act of Killing (2012) tt2375605 May 06 2017, 05:01 In this chilling and inventive documentary, the unrepentant former members of Indonesian death squads are challenged to re-enact some of their many murders in the style of the American movies they love. ( This probably smashed at Sundance or Cannes or whatever, but I couldn't wait for it to end. Just so, so very long and dry. Seriously, fuck this cold, lifeless social commentary.
40 Adam's Apples (2005) tt0418455 Aug 20 2017, 17:08 A wickedly dark comedy about a middle-aged neo-Nazi sentenced to community service at a small, countryside church. I didn't find it funny at all, just very dark and terrible. Overall nothing to be excited about.
40 Blood River (2009) tt1137999 Feb 28 2017, 12:33 After a near-fatal car crash in the middle of the desert, Clark and his pregnant wife Summer walk to the nearest town, Blood River, in search of help. There they encounter Joseph (Andrew Howard), who offers his assistance, but tensions begin to mount as the couple’s relationship becomes strained leaving them vulnerable to Joseph’s sinister agenda... (Revolver Entertainment) The plot is shallow nonsense, everything else average at best. Tremendous runtime problem here - could have been a "not bad" 30-minute short film.
40 Branded to Kill (1967) tt0061882 Feb 02 2017, 11:20 The film's story centers on Hanada, a.k.a. "No. 3 Killer," the third-best hit man in Japanese organized crime... (imdb) It's a weird, meditating, sometimes cheesy film. The score is very well done. The rapid cuts, even within a scene, make it hard to grasp what is going on.
40 Breaking Bad (2008) tt0903747 Jul 18 2017, 10:05 A chemistry teacher diagnosed with a terminal lung cancer teams up with his former student to cook and sell crystal meth. I don't get it. Am I supposed to praise this series as the best TV production ever? It was alright, but as I recall, there were many rough spots. I even got bored/annoyed sometimes, but had nothing better to do at the time.
40 Candyman (1992) tt0103919 Feb 18 2017, 13:22 Helen Lyle is a student who decides to write a thesis about local legends and myths. She visits a part of the town, where she learns about the legend of the Candyman, a one-armed man who appears when you say his name five times, in front of a mirror (imdb) Never does more than being a standard low-intensity horror flick.
40 Castlevania (2017) tt6517102 Jul 12 2017, 17:00 A vampire hunter fights to save a besieged city from an army of otherworldly creatures controlled by Dracula. (imdb) Surprisingly bad. The animations are nice, but everything else is sub-standard and unsatisfying.
40 Cube (1997) tt0123755 Feb 09 2017, 11:33 Six people wake up from their daily lives and find they are imprisoned in a deadly maze. Slowly they discover that each holds a key to unlocking this diabolical puzzle. But as a mathematical formula for escape begins to reveal itself, the enemy rises from within themselves and survival is threatened by the same human weaknesses that created the Cube. (Trimark Pictures) Intriguing, but then loses momentum.
40 The Curious Case of Benjamin Button (2008) tt0421715 Feb 03 2017, 00:44 Tells the story of Benjamin Button, a man who starts aging backwards with bizarre consequences. (imdb) I quickly lost interest when I noticed that the film would roll on for quite a while. It hits you over the head again and again with the love story/tragedy.
40 Dawn of the Dead (1978) tt0077402 Mar 30 2017, 06:01 Following an epidemic of zombies two Philadelphia SWAT team members, a traffic reporter and his girlfriend seek refuge in a secluded shopping mall. Grounded survival film without unnecessary drama. But the bad editing ruins most of the charm and momentum.
40 Double Indemnity (1944) tt0036775 Feb 01 2017, 02:53 An insurance rep lets himself be talked into a murder/insurance fraud scheme that arouses an insurance investigator's suspicions. (imdb) It was alright, but not very memorable or interesting.
40 The Fall (2008) tt0460791 Feb 26 2018, 05:29 Original premiere in 2006 at the Toronto Film Festival. In a hospital a little girl with a broken collar bone meets a bedridden man who starts telling her a fantastical story which reflects his state of mind. As time goes by fiction and reality start to intertwine in this uplifting epic fantasy. (imdb) Couldn't bother to finish this. The intro was excellent, but the following hour just felt devoid of life or authenticity.
40 Forrest Gump (1994) tt0109830 Jul 17 2017, 06:34 Forrest, Forrest Gump is a simple man with little brain activity but good intentions. He struggles through childhood with his best and only friend Jenny. His 'mama' teaches him the ways of life and leaves him to choose his destiny. Forrest joins the army for service in Vietnam, finding new friends called Dan and Bubba, he wins medals, starts a table tennis craze, creates a famous shrimp fishing fleet, inspires people to jog, and more. (imdb) Found nothing great about this.
40 Gone Baby Gone (2007) tt0452623 Mar 19 2017, 19:34 Gone Baby Gone follows the explosive case of just one missing little girl. But inside this investigation lie secrets and a labyrinthine maze of class and corruption, evil and innocence...all leading up to one man's extraordinary choice in a world where right and wrong have become blurred. (Miramax) Uninspired and boring filmmaking, with equally shallow characters (i.e. Michelle Monaghan). The ending is alright.
40 Gone in 60 Seconds (2000) tt0187078 Feb 15 2017, 04:31 Car theft in Long Beach went down 47% when Randall "Memphis" Raines walked away from the life. He gets dragged back into it by assuming the job his brother Kip screwed up for stolen-car broker Raymond Calitri: steal 50 exotic cars and have them on a container ship by 8 AM Friday morning, and he got this news on a Monday. With Calitri threatening to kill him and Kip, and the police GRAB unit breathing down his neck, Memphis reassembles his old crew and attempts to pull off the logistically impossible. (imdb) Dialogue from a TV scrapbook, flashy camerawork and score, shallow story. But if you want mindless fun that requires a minimum of your attention, give it a try.
40 The Great Beauty (2013) tt2358891 Feb 03 2017, 00:53 The story of an aging writer who bitterly recollects his passionate, lost youth. A portrait of today's Rome. (imdb) The intro was pretty good, but then it just went downhill, and got very tedious. There is no meaning here whatsoever, so why watch it?
40 Hannibal (2013) tt2243973 Feb 01 2017, 03:53 Explores the early relationship between the renowned psychiatrist and his patient, a young FBI criminal profiler, who is haunted by his ability to empathize with serial killers. (imdb) Too much style, too few actually impressive or memorable scenes. Goes downhill after season 1.
40 Harakiri (1962) tt0056058 Mar 10 2017, 09:00 An elder ronin samurai arrives at a feudal lord's home and requests an honorable place to commit suicide. But when the ronin inquires about a younger samurai who arrived before him things take an unexpected turn. (imdb) Not that great. I was getting bored after the first 45 minutes. And the ending does not reward you enough for sitting through the tiring narration.
40 Hard Eight (1996) tt0119256 Aug 16 2017, 04:28 Sydney (Hall) is a poker-faced professional gambler with a soft heart for a hard luck story. He plays guardian angel to unlucky John (Reilly) and a hooker, Clementine (Paltrow), whom he grows to love like family. When John's and Clementine's honeymoon night leads to a disastrous hostage situation, Sydney takes care of it, as usual. But when slick casino pro Jimmy (Jackson) threatens to reveal a secret from Sydney's past that could destroy his relationship with the newlyweds, Sydney decides to hedge his bets and not leave anything to chance. (Sony) Boring, uninteresting protagonist and story. Bad film.
40 Hot Fuzz (2007) tt0425112 Feb 03 2017, 00:32 In this action-packed comedy from the makers of "Shaun of the Dead," Nicholas Angel (Pegg) is the finest police officer London has to offer, with an arrest record 400% higher than any other officer on the force. He's so good, he makes everyone else look bad. As a result, Angel's superiors send him to a place where his talents won't be quite so embarrassing -- the sleepy and seemingly crime-free village of Sandford. A small village is about to get some big city justice. (Rogue Pictures) Did not find it funny, as usual with Edgar Wright.
40 Irrational Man (2015) tt3715320 Feb 03 2018, 16:50 A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act. (imdb) Completely forgettable.
40 Kill Bill: Volume 2 (2004) tt0378194 Feb 01 2017, 02:39 The murderous Bride continues her vengeance quest against her ex-boss, Bill, and his two remaining associates; his younger brother Budd, and Bill's latest flame Elle. Not nearly as fun and exciting as Vol.1. Very lengthy at the end.
40 The King of Comedy (1983) tt0085794 Feb 24 2017, 19:24 Aspiring comic Rupert Pupkin wants to achieve success in showbiz, by resorting to stalking his idol, a late night talk show host who craves his own privacy. Not that great. The protagonist is a jerk who is sometimes hilarious to watch; but most of of the film didn't capture my interest.
40 The Living Daylights (1987) tt0093428 Feb 16 2018, 14:44 James Bond is living on the edge to stop an evil arms dealer from starting another world war. Bond crosses all seven continents in order to stop the evil Whitaker and General Koskov. Just a drag. Nobody looks like they give a shit, Timothy Dalton is not that great, the score is obnoxious; it would make a whole lot of difference if it was fun to watch.
40 Lost in Translation (2003) tt0335266 Feb 10 2017, 09:01 Unable to sleep, Bob and Charlotte, two Americans in Tokyo, cross paths one night in the luxury hotel bar. This chance meeting soon becomes a surprising friendship. Charlotte and Bob venture through Tokyo, having often hilarious encounters with its citizens, and ultimately discover a new belief in life's possibilities. Would be an excellent short film. The length is a major problem; especially because Murray is not really convincing.
40 Magnetic Rose (1995) tt1530535 May 04 2017, 07:02 "Magnetic Rose" is about what happens when a deep space corporate freighter is called upon to investigate a distress signal from what ought to be a derelict space station. Disappointing and empty, won't watch it again.
40 Miami Vice (2006) tt0430357 Aug 03 2017, 04:58 The cocaine cowboys of the 80's are gone, but Miami's Casablanca allure, the undercover cops and the attitudes of Michael Mann's culturally influential television series have been enhanced by time in the feature film version of Miami Vice. (Universal Pictures) It's a bit staggering how anyone thought Miami Vice should be so grim and realistic; overall it is just a very bland and joyless experience.
40 The Negotiator (1998) tt0120768 Feb 01 2017, 02:55 Maverick negotiator Danny Roman is framed for embezzlement and the murder of his partner and best friend. A mess. Keeps you waiting for a big reveal, only to deliver more and more brainless "big man" talk.
40 The Neon Demon (2016) tt1974419 Mar 14 2017, 18:38 When aspiring model Jesse moves to Los Angeles, her youth and vitality are devoured by a group of beauty-obsessed women who will take any means necessary to get what she has. (imdb) Stylish like a fashion catalogue, but void of feeling or authenticity. Yes, that is the point, but then how should I care about anything that's happening in the film? - Also, fails miserably at being clever.
40 The Ninth Gate (2000) tt0142688 Mar 09 2017, 08:34 Dean Corso, known for locating rare books for wealthy collectors, is hired by a scholar of demonology to find the last two volumes of a legendary manual of satanic invocation. Parts of it are really meticulous, but other parts are boring/annoying/nonsense.
40 Rubber (2010) tt1612774 Feb 27 2017, 09:31 A tire is on his way through the desert to kill or destroy everything passing his way. At first it's only things or animals but then it's starting to kill people as well. Till he meets a girl he seems to be fond of. After sparing her, the sheriff wants to use her as a decoy to lure the tire into a trap. Could have been genuinely great, but the dialogue and production design was a failure. Maybe if they hadn't tried to be so smart (while being utterly shallow), they could have made a good film.
40 Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) tt0446029 Feb 03 2017, 03:47 Scott Pilgrim must defeat his new girlfriend's seven evil exes in order to win her heart. Overacted for comic purposes. It's just not that funny.
40 The Servant (1963) tt0057490 Feb 25 2018, 14:35 This film takes a sharp look at British class relations via a dramatic turning of the tables between a dainty Oxbridge twit bachelor (played by a young and dapper James Fox) and his contemptuous manservant (imdb) This film slipped my mind almost immediately after watching. More like a chore to endure and then move on.
40 The Skin I Live In (2011) tt1189073 Mar 23 2017, 08:55 A brilliant plastic surgeon, haunted by past tragedies, creates a type of synthetic skin that withstands any kind of damage. His guinea pig: a mysterious and volatile woman who holds the key to his obsession. I don't like the Canal+ typical visuals and score; the story dragged itself along, but the reveal redeemed it somewhat. Overall, nothing spectacular.
40 The Social Network (2010) tt1285016 Feb 06 2017, 05:22 On a fall night in 2003, Harvard undergrad and computer programming genius Mark Zuckerberg sits down at his computer and heatedly begins working on a new idea. In a fury of blogging and programming, what begins in his dorm room soon becomes a global social network and a revolution in communication. A mere six years and 500 million friends later, Mark Zuckerberg is the youngest billionaire in history... but for this entrepreneur, success leads to both personal and legal complications. Nothing special, with unlikeable characters.
40 Solaris (1972) tt0069293 Aug 05 2017, 13:03 A psychologist is sent to investigate the mysterious crisis which has occurred on board a space station orbiting a remote planet. Made me fall asleep.
40 Sphere (1998) tt0120184 Feb 05 2017, 17:59 A new dimension in thrills in the deep-water, deep-suspense sci-fi adventure centered on a spacecraft that plunged into the Pacific -- 300 years ago. (Warner Bros.) Not bad, but far from good. My biggest complaint is that it could've been more intelligent and sharp instead of playing it safe.
40 Youth of the Beast (1963) tt0057697 Mar 22 2017, 07:40 A violent thug plays opposing yakuza bosses against each other. (imdb) It has a nice look and feel, but I was just massively bored throughout. Maybe need to watch again some time.
30 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) tt0062622 Feb 02 2017, 06:45 A unique cinematic journey, "2001: A Space Odyssey" travels across enormous distances of both space and time. The story it tells is on the one hand about the collective adventure of human life on and off this planet. But it is also about something lying beyond the bounds of humanity, something lying in the true realms of the mysterious. If you manage to stay interested until the end, then you will have seen one of the shittiest endings ever made. The film is a mess, trying desperately to seem sophisticated.
30 Birdman (2014) tt2562232 Feb 03 2017, 00:14 A washed-up actor who once played an iconic superhero must overcome his ego and family trouble as he mounts a Broadway play in a bid to reclaim his past glory. Highly overrated trash. No empathy for any character, the plot is going nowhere, you are left with dissatisfaction.
30 Blackhat (2015) tt2717822 Feb 01 2017, 02:41 A furloughed convict and his American and Chinese partners as they hunt a high-level cybercrime network from Chicago to Los Angeles to Hong Kong to Jakarta. (imdb) Forgettable crap.
30 Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan (2006) tt0443453 Feb 03 2017, 00:31 The movie film is a government assigned project to broaden and enlight people and glory of nation. Cultural learning is emportant to follow on global basis. We make our nation a better and more convenient place for house and living. Kazakhs are progressive and asstonishing people that with conclusion of project will have new optimistic approach in daily life in world of same people. Our film will bring the US & A closer to us. We help with needs of kazakh knowledge and Us&a culture is positive step for future of our glorious nation. (20th Century Fox) It has some hilarious moments, although you know, deep inside, it is just a piece of crap.
30 Caché (2005) tt0387898 Feb 01 2017, 15:14 Georges (Auteuil), a television talk show host, and his wife Anne (Binoche), are living the perfect life of modern comfort and security. One day, their idyll is disrupted in the form of a mysterious videotape that appears on their doorstep. On it they are being filmed by a hidden camera from across the street with no clues as to who shot it, or why... (Sony Pictures Classics) Unsatisfying. The design is dry with many static ensembles, and there are some interesting and frightening ideas here.
30 Eyes Wide Shut (1999) tt0120663 Feb 18 2017, 17:01 A doctor, who is married to an art curator, pushes himself on a harrowing and dangerous night-long odyssey of sexual and moral discovery after his wife admits that she once almost cheated on him. Infinitely boring and tedious. I developed complete disgust for the two main characters - and that is no good.
30 Fritz the Cat (1972) tt0068612 Feb 27 2017, 16:23 A hypocritical swinging college student cat raises hell in a satiric vision of various elements on the 1960's. (imdb) Sleazy, boring rubbish.
30 Hobo with a Shotgun (2011) tt1640459 Feb 10 2017, 10:05 A homeless vigilante blows away crooked cops, pedophile Santas, and other scumbags with his trusty pump-action shotgun. Brightly colored, ultraviolent trash with terrible acting and score. Was probably made by a second year film student. -- With a more capable director, could've been a cult classic.
30 The Holy Mountain (1973) tt0071615 Mar 31 2017, 06:31 A Christlike figure wanders through bizarre, grotesque scenarios filled with religious and sacrilegious imagery. The constant, overblown symbolism made me roll my eyes. The "interpretations" are completely obvious attacks on religion/politics. - The whole thing is just a terrible art film; neither smart nor mysterious.
30 The Insider (1999) tt0140352 Feb 06 2017, 05:14 Balls-out "60 Minutes" producer Lowell Bergman sniffs a story when a former research biologist for Brown & Williamson, Jeff Wigand, won't talk to him. When the company leans hard on Wigand to honor a confidentiality agreement, he gets his back up. Trusting Bergman and despite a crumbling marriage, he goes on camera for a Mike Wallace interview and risks arrest for contempt of court... (imdb) Bloated and tedious to sit through. There's nothing to see here besides Al Pacino making phone calls.
30 Into the Wild (2007) tt0758758 Feb 02 2017, 05:15 Freshly graduated from college and with a promising future ahead, 22-year-old Christopher McCandless chose instead to walk out of his privileged life and into the wild in search of adventure. What happened to him on the way transformed this young wanderer into an enduring symbol for countless people. Was Christopher McCandless a heroic adventurer or a naïve idealist, a rebellious 1990s Thoreau or another lost American son, a fearless risk-taker or a tragic figure who wrestled with the precarious balance between man and nature? (Paramount Vantage) The protagonist is such a prick, and the narration so pretentious. The whole motive of the film is "guy runs away from home", but his smart talking should make you believe he is on a mission. Unfortunately, this film has not many things to say. Things get emotional at the end.
30 Now You See Me (2013) tt1670345 Jul 18 2017, 10:10 An FBI agent and an Interpol detective track a team of illusionists who pull off bank heists during their performances and reward their audiences with the money. This film has almost disappeared from my memory, but I can faintly remember it as being bullshit.
30 Now You See Me 2 (2016) tt3110958 Jul 18 2017, 10:11 The Four Horsemen resurface and are forcibly recruited by a tech genius to pull off their most impossible heist yet. (imdb) This film has almost disappeared from my memory, but I can faintly remember it as being also bullshit.
30 Psycho (1960) tt0054215 Feb 03 2017, 07:23 A young female embezzler arrives at the Bates Motel after stealing $40 thousand, which has terrible secrets of its own in the form of an odd proprietor and his domineering, never-seen mother. Did not grip me at any moment.
30 Shaun of the Dead (2004) tt0365748 Feb 03 2017, 00:37 This romantic zombie comedy follows the bloody funny adventures of underachiever Shaun and his best mate Ed as they cope with a zombie invasion of North London and attempt to rescue Shaun's girlfriend Liz and his Mum. It's going to be one hell of a weekend. Unfunny to an annoying degree. I know it's supposed to be a satire, but who cares when the satire is so bad?
30 The Tree of Life (2011) tt0478304 Mar 11 2017, 05:35 The story centers around a family with three boys in the 1950s. The eldest son witnesses the loss of innocence. (imdb) There's a thin line between epic beauty and epic boredom...
30 Underground (1995) tt0114787 May 06 2017, 03:39 The story starts from an underground manufacture of weapons of Belgrade, during the WWII, and evolves into fairly surreal situations... (imdb) Couldn't bother to watch more than 55 minutes. Very off-putting and dirty.
30 Valhalla Rising (2010) tt0862467 Mar 30 2017, 06:08 1000 AD, for years, One Eye, a mute warrior of supernatural strength, has been held prisoner by the Norse chieftain Barde. Aided by Are, a boy slave, One Eye slays his captor and together he and Are escape, beginning a journey into the darkness. Endless boredom awaits.
30 Zelig (1983) tt0086637 Feb 07 2017, 09:01 "Documentary" about a man who can look and act like whoever he's around, and meets various famous people. (imdb) The fake documentary was made with extreme effort. But it's overall very nonsensical and boring.
20 The Big Bang Theory (2007) tt0898266 Feb 03 2017, 00:41 A woman who moves into an apartment across the hall from two brilliant but socially awkward physicists shows them how little they know about life outside of the laboratory. (imdb) Terrible show. It tries so hard to have "smart" humour, and while failing at that, just feeds you usual sitcom bullshit (but with nerds lol!). The laugh tracks are used to an obscene degree.
20 The Core (2003) tt0298814 Feb 09 2017, 11:28 A wildly diverse team of professionals journey into unknown regions of the earth in the hopes of detonating a nuclear device which they hope will reactivate the earth's core and restore balance to the planet. (Paramount) You should lock every disc of this in an unobtanium safe and throw away the key. Waste of time. (hmm, this sounded funnier in my head..)
20 Doctor Strange (2016) tt1211837 Feb 01 2017, 06:51 A neurosurgeon with a destroyed career sets out to repair his hands only to find himself protecting the world from inter-dimensional threats. It is typical Marvel shit. It offers nothing but the shallowest of gags, the most standard Hollywood design, the overflowing action with rapid cuts. Although one sequence here was really impressive.
20 Evil Dead II (1987) tt0092991 Feb 08 2017, 13:47 Ash (Campbell), the sole survivor of "The Evil Dead," continues his struggle with the forces of the dead, with his girlfriend Linda. The two discover a mysterious tape recorder and hear the voice of Professor Knoby reciting passages from the Necronomicon, or Book of the Dead. The professor's words invoke a spell that unleashes the spirit of evil alive in the remote forest surrounding them... (imdb) If the goal was to spit on everything the first film established, then well done. Unbearable bullshit.
20 A Serbian Film (2010) tt1273235 Feb 01 2017, 07:14 An aging porn star agrees to participate in an "art film" in order to make a clean break from the business, only to discover that he has been drafted into making a pedophilia and necrophilia themed snuff film. A film for voyeurs who are desensitized by the internet. Besides the infamous scenes, it's really boring and just delays time, because apparently they didn't know how to fill the non-shocking parts.
20 Strangers on a Train (1951) tt0044079 Feb 01 2017, 03:22 You'd like your wife killed, wouldn't you? I'll do it for you if you'll kill someone for me, and since we're strangers we'll be free of suspicion (imdb) Boring. It is really not enough to build a full-length film on 1 interesting scene.
20 White Heat (1949) tt0042041 Feb 01 2017, 10:46 A psychopathic criminal with a mother complex makes a daring break from prison and leads his old gang in a chemical plant heist. Shortly after the plan takes place, events take a crazy turn. The greatest amount of time is wasted with story that goes nowhere. The ending does not take a "crazy turn" at all, very disappointing. The score is terrible, it is blatant and obscenely loud. The protagonist as crazed gunslinger is quite interesting. Overall not worth any of your time.