In Praise Of Love (Éloge de l'amour) Reviews
Very intelligent and difficult. Not for everyone.
The Cookout- Offers little laughs in a underdeveloped story.
Tae Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War- If you are fan of Band of Brothers or Saving Private Ryan, this is a must see. The action is great and more brutal than SPR. I found story very engaging unlike others. One of the best films of 2004.
Warriors of Heaven and Earth- Has almost a B-movie feel to it. I have seen this type of story done many times, but also a lot better.
In Praise of Love- I have seen only one other Godard (Contempt) and I wasn't a big fan of it. This movie will not make me into a Godard fan anytime soon. The movie feels disjointed and tries to be to smart. Godard is smart man, there is no denying it, but in this it seems to be smothering it in your face. Saying I am smarter than you. It takes an unnecessary and failing pot-shot at Steven Spielberg, Schindler's List, Hollywood. What also hurt this movie was that I found it extremely boring. I hated this movie.
Basically, je ne comprends pas. As I tried to desperately follow the narrative, I drank in the gorgeous imagery- some of the best I've seen from the last few years. Definitely will give it another viewing in the next few days.