London Policeman: We may believe there are no Battling Burrows, striking the helpless with brutal whip - but do we not ourselves use the whip of unkind words and deeds? So, perhaps, Battling may even carry the message of warning.
Martha: I disgust me! You know, there's only been one man in my whole life that has ever made me happy. You know that?
Martha: George, my husband. George, who is out somewhere in the dark, who is good to me, whom i revile, who keeps learning the games we play as quickly as I can change them, who can make me happy and I do not wish to be happy. George and Martha...sad, sad, sad. Whom I will not forgive for having seen me and having said - Yes, this will do. Who has made the hideously hurting, the insulting mistake of loving ME and must be punished for it. Some day, some night, some stupid liquor-ridden night, I will go too far and I'll either break the man's neck or I'll push him for good, which is what I deserve.
It is flawed in terms of storytelling and acting and it is essentially a style over substance, but that style is quite pleasing to the eye, recapturing the feel of 1940s noir films and having been influenced by a number of films, it mixes it wonderfully to create a fun atmosphere. It has a quite bad performance from Paltrow, but it is an entertaining and charming film nonetheless thanks to its imagery, visuals and interesting story.
Another Earth is strongly acted and filled with many important themes, but those themes fail to fully materialize thanks to original, but ludicrous premise, an overly depressive tone and an uneasy mix of science fiction and drama which is far from seamless. It is certainly an interesting and somewhat original picture, but the one which is riddled with too many flaws in its execution.
Easy Rider has stunning scenery, solid soundtrack and respectable performances, but it is ultimately a weak and quite overrated movie thanks to incredibly flat characters, a boring story that just moves through the motions, awful ending and an apparent lack of any purpose, meaning, depth or point to it plus it lead to countless of those awful counter-culture films in the next decade which is also a big minus.
Smart, touching, thrilling, frightening, very tense and incredibly powerful all at the same time, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes is an absolutely astonishing film with superb effects, fantastic performances, always involving story and with both brain and heart at its core. It is also similar to Noah in its message - evil is born along with evolution and it is a necessary negative aspect that comes from intelligence and leads all wars; the society needs to have cooperation and trust in order to progress. Those statements are harsh, but realistic. The film is also very brutal and even scary at times, but often incredibly warm as well. It also has one of the best endings ever, perfect pacing, beautiful cinematography, superb score and strong actions sequences. It is one of the best films of the year, one of the best sequels as well as blockbusters and science fiction films of all time, the one which trumps even the absolutely amazing predecessor and which raises the bar for the finale leading to what definitely could be one of the best, if not the best trilogies ever made.
It loses its steam near the end, but Gattaca is well-acted, intelligent and incredibly visionary take on the future with interesting visuals, solid performances, involving story and original premise. Its second act is flawed, but the first one and the ending are phenomenal raising in the process a lot of though-provoking questions and leading to what is arguably one of the most underrated science fiction films.