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One of the very few films I can watch at any given moment and still laugh, cry, and enjoy as much as I did the first time seeing it. Forever an absolute favorite.
8 years 11 months ago
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So incredibly boring, though there were nice archival clips.

3/10
9 years 5 months ago
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I'm mad at myself for not watching this film sooner because I really, really enjoyed it. I'd consider it one of my all-time favorites after watching it. What a very unique, quirky, fun, depressing, and innovating film.

I loved how it was shot; some scenes had incredible angles and visions that I wouldn't have thought of doing. The cast was incredible with wonderful acting, as was the soundtrack.

9.5/10
9 years 5 months ago
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One of the most terrible films I've ever seen, honestly.

2/10
9 years 6 months ago
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Great film, I enjoyed it quite a lot. It wasn't what I was expecting, and I think that's one of the reasons why I liked it so much.

Christian Bale stole the film away with his acting. Truly magnificent actor with a well-deserved Academy win. Melissa Leo also was incredible and another well-deserved Academy win. It was interesting to see Amy Adams in this role and I liked her a lot in it. I'd love to see her do more roles with variety like this one. And as always, Mark Wahlberg gave a solid performance!

As someone mentioned earlier, what sets this boxing film apart from others is the connections the fighter has with everyone around him and his community. The film was just as much about the struggles between family, friends, addiction, and the depiction from the outside looking in. It made the film much more dense and rich than others, in my opinion.

The shots shown with home films added the sense of authenticity and true family ties, rounding together the biographical sense of the film. A nice touch that I would have enjoyed to see more often possibly.

Loved the film, very nicely done with a great cast.

9/10
9 years 6 months ago
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I haven't really decided how I feel about this film. It was certainly interesting and unique, though I'm not sure I enjoyed it or hated it. Worth a watch, though, so you can decide for yourself.
9 years 7 months ago
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Oh my, how divine. I fell in love with the film as soon as the first scene started, long before the true plot even set in. Midnight in Paris is just that magical.

Owen Wilson - whom I've never really cared for otherwise - fits the role perfectly, almost as if he doesn't even realize he's within a film. Everyone portrayed their characters so fantastic and mystical that I couldn't even believe it was the past. Amazing.

I haven't quite decided if the cinematography was extremely well done or if Paris is just that beautiful - I'm sure it's both. Wonderful colors of rich, vibrant hues that only added to the costumes, architecture, and art. It was almost as if the film was a largely celebrated painting with the most astounding music played in the background.

Midnight in Paris is by far one of the most original and creative films I've had the pleasure of seeing. An instant favorite that I wish would never end. History is charmer, just as this film. Another timeless one (literally!) from Woody Allen!

10/10
9 years 7 months ago
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I spent years and years of my life terrified of this film from viewing it at a young age. My parents had bought it on DVD (or probably VHS when I think of it) and I had to be four. I watched it under the bed because I was too afraid to leave the room and too afraid to see it with my own eyes. And now nearly fourteen years later, I've finally mustered up the courage to sit down and watch it for myself.

To say it wasn't very Tim Burton would be a lie, whether you enjoy that or not. There's a certain kind of formula to his films, but I don't think that's a fault by any means. I personally enjoy him for the drop of creepy he adds to the film world and find every film with a different story line, but always with his key elements - they're his trademarks! He's a dark and eccentric person who makes dark and eccentric films.

Of course there is the always talented and beautiful Johnny Depp. A wonderful, timeless actor that will forever be a legend for his ability to convey emotions and transfer from role to role, every time hitting it spot-on. I also enjoyed the presence of Christina Ricci. Great casting all around.

What really stole the film away was the breathtaking cinematography. Often it's hard to captivate darker films with grey-scale lighting into phenomenal cinematography, but Sleepy Hollow had it. Truly impressed with it to say the least. The score as well was nicely well done and added tremendous effect.

Not Burton's finest, but enjoyable and even slightly scary (even fourteen years later!).

7/10
9 years 7 months ago
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I tried to get into this film - I really did - but just couldn't. I found myself immensely bored and constantly checking how much time was left until it was over. I don't think it was a bad film by any means; though instead of having a proper story line, it was an hour and a half of one lone topic and nothing to venture outside of it, centered around the question of whether or not the poem held artistic value.

The script was mostly readings of the poem either through shots of James Franco reading to a crowd or through animations in a city. The animations were well done and nice but far too overused and added nothing for me in the film. I would have rather enjoyed a film with acting to portray the poem or something to give it a background.

I thought I would enjoy this film and I believe they could have done a lot with it, but it was too repetitive and bland with no real meat to it.

5.5/10
9 years 7 months ago
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It took me a while to get around watching Inception but I'm glad I did. One of the most well thought-out films in years with every little detail planned and paid attention to precisely.

Such a powerful cast was needed to carry a film like this and this cast did it justice. I was absolutely entranced by every performance and it's amazing to Leonardo DiCaprio has yet to win an Oscar. Marion Cotillard gave a lovely craze-fueled adaptation to her character and I was taken back by her as usual; a true talent.

At times the film was slightly confusing and hard to understand but it was much easier to pick up on than I had imagined it to be beforehand. The script allowed explanation without giving it all away in an unique fashion.

The sound effects were beautiful along with the background music - completely added to every scene.

Phenomenal in every sense, Inception will make you go insane and enjoy every second of it. Great film with a very well deserved hype in all areas.

9.2/10
9 years 7 months ago
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This is one of those rare films that you're in complete awe from after watching and want to immediately call it your favorite.

Knowing that the director's - Tom Ford's - main profession isn't even directing or anything to deal with the film industry is absolutely astounding. And as it's so easy to be talented in one field of art (in this case fashion) and be a complete failure in another, Tom Ford surprised us all with one of the best well-made films I've ever seen. Everything down to the acting, script, music, and especially cinematography, completely stole my breath away. Lovely, and a beautiful adaptation of a wonderful novel.

9.5/10
9 years 7 months ago
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It's a story that's been done before and nothing new to the cinema, but adds its own character to create a film that's both heart-wrenching and relateable in any sense, and a must-see.

The character's ability to experience love and hate, sadness and happiness, grief and compassion - through themselves and through one another - all within the same scene, catches your emotions and connects with the reality. And with this the actors did phenomenal; Nicole Kidman reminds me of the different mothers that I've met countless times. Her anger but also solitude towards her situation was portrayed so real and so selfless. The always talented Aaron Eckhart released emotion after emotion, channeling into the character deeply and convinced the viewer it was real - I was truly impressed with his ability to capture an audience, and I always am with him.

As said before, the film's writing was very unique and I enjoyed that; the entire plot or story line wasn't given straight away and acted more as a puzzle, putting two and two together. It was interesting to watch unfold and nicely to see put back together by the end.

Well put together film, and I enjoyed it a lot.

8/10
9 years 7 months ago
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Incredible.

9/10
9 years 7 months ago
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A film is only good if it makes you uncomfortable at times. And this film made me uncomfortable at times.

Great acting and a great soundtrack. I loved the camera angles and the portrayal of drug addiction. Very unique and very eye-catching.

9/10
9 years 7 months ago
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I enjoyed this film more than I thought I would. What sets it apart from most other films centered around mental illness or disorder is that it was light-hearted and didn't drag on. It was very upbeat in my opinion and embraced their struggles rather than dawned on them.

Radha Mitchell and Josh Hartnett both gave amazing performances really soaking themselves into the nervous twitches, urges, and habits down to the way they walked and talked. I was very impressed.

The only thing I didn't care for was the music used and a few camera angles, but other than that I thought the film was interesting and enjoyable.

8.5/10
9 years 7 months ago
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I've always thought Bill Cunningham was an interesting person but didn't know much about him or why he does what he does. This documentary was more than enjoyable and very interesting to see! What an adorable, kind, and talented person the fashion industry is so lucky to have.

10/10
9 years 7 months ago
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I was very impressed with this film, especially the fact that the entire film besides one scene takes place in the same room. The camera angles were spectacular and the story line was very well thought out and interesting. Another great from Hitchcock!

9/10
9 years 7 months ago
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I wasn't really sure what to expect, having heard positive and negative, but mostly negative.

Personally, the film was way too cheesy. Better war films have been made and will continue to be made. Pearl Harbor will not be considered one of the better ones.

This could have been a great film, truly. However, they didn't play their cards right and turned it into a sappy love story. And unlike with Titanic, the history didn't equal out with the romance, or at least in my opinion. It was a classic typical romance film with historic underlines.

The script was far, far too cheesy and easily cringe-able at times. The acting was alright; I didn't care for Ben Afflect's character nor his acting. Josh Hartnett has delivered better performances but he wasn't bad in it, though he could have provided more emotion - his character was more enjoyable, but perhaps I'm partial being a Hartnett fan. Kate Beckinsale's character started out tolerable in the beginning but ended up being annoying at best. Alec Baldwin's was simply the worst ever written.

I had high hopes for cinematography for this film because there could have been so much done to make up for the storyline. It's a shame it wasn't further explored and paid attention to because some beautiful colors and shots could have been done.

I would say to watch it for the sake of knowing the film and being able to keep up with the list of films everyone has seen. It's not horrible but certainly not the best.

6/10
9 years 7 months ago
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