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I have a very eclectic taste in movies. Im one of these analytical viewers, and I actually agree with critics most of the time, not because Im a sheep, but because there is a reason they review movies. I look for the smallest details, cinematography and editing can make or break a movie for me. I love good acting, and stay away from brainless movies made to take money from zombies who watch movies with bad scripts and no point.
Here is how my ratings work:
1/2 star - one of the worst films ever
1 star - terrible (maybe one decent element)
1 1/2 stars - really bad with slight entertainment value
2 stars - did some decent things but fell empty
2 1/2 stars - exactly average
3 stars - a good movie (worth recommending)
3 1/2 stars - very good movie
4 stars - excellent (one of the better films ever made)
4 1/2 stars - near masterpiece (an elite film in a class of its own. there are very few of these in existence)
5 stars - masterpiece (few of these ever made. this cant just be well made, it must be perfect and have a profound story. The average year will only have one or two of these, some years have none at all.)
In order to be helpful to myself and others, I sought to create a list of the 50 greatest directors in the history of film. In order to make this list i consulted many good friends, as well as print and online sources. The reason for the list is to help all serious film fans in knowing which directors are the most important to see films by in order to have a great understanding of film, from classic to contemporary, from domestic to foreign. I tried to make a list that is not just my opinion, but a list compiled by the opinions of many fans and scholars alike. I believe to be a true film buff, people should strive over time to see films by each of these directors because they are widely regarded by many to be the greatest. After much work, here is my list of the 50 greatest directors in history in alphabetical order:
Joel and Ethan Coen
Francis Ford Coppola
Cecil B. Demille
Vittorio De Sica
Carl Theodor Dreyer
Jean Luc Godard
Akira Kurosawa (My favorite)
Jean Pierre Melville
what a great film this was. if im honest, the apes movies do not appeal to me. it's just not a story i can really get into. but it has to be admitted that this is an excellent film, much better than its predecessor. the characterizations, script, and acting are all spot on.
a fantastic film. great action, humor, and perfect art direction and effects. the characters were all intriguing and well designed, the heroes were all likable. the only thing holding this film back for me was the lack of narrative development. this is understandable because so much needed to be done with so many characters in so little time, but nearly everything we know about the characters we know because someone stated a fact about them out loud, sometimes in passing, not because we were shown this in the narrative structure of the film. overall, i loved this film, a perfect introduction of the cosmic element to the marvel cinema world.
i have a hard time grading this film. for the most part, it's on par with the first two, although i am grading this one a bit lower. gibson was fantastic as the villain, really the best of the series. every time he was on screen it was easy to see the quality of his acting in comparison his co-starsl they all looked a bit pedestrian. however, although the addition of the younger stars added an interesting element of change to method, i think it was a bad decision. so much time was spent recruiting the new team that the actual story was essentially non-existent. so much more could have been done with the characters that fans of the series care about, but they were all relegated to more simple tropes than even earlier in the series (which is a bad sign considering the films have never been good at creating characters anyway) that the film had a very generic feel. you could have substituted everyone for little green army men with no persona and no one would have noticed. the worst of the script problems was the handling of li's character. i get that he is busy and can't be that involved, but the way they handled his limited involvement was probably the biggest mistake they've made in the entire franchise. overall, watching gibson was great and the film was a lot of fun. however, although i'm a fan of the series, they're trying too hard to do something different, and it actually made the film even more stale. it may be time to stop with this one.
this was a decent film. near the bottom of my list for bergman films, really the whole trilogy is not among my favorites of his work. the acting was great and bergman got some wonderful shots. this movie was very slow however, and you really sort of miss the point until the last 30 minutes or so. a very simple film taking place on a single set, this film was made to convey a very simple point about hope and faith. the final scene is really great, and the move towards a more theater feel in bergmans work is interesting, but overall not among his best.