Mary Reviews

  • Jun 22, 2017

    odlicna ekipa, interesno smislen film

    odlicna ekipa, interesno smislen film

  • Nov 16, 2012

    Una trama complessa, in cui i temi della fede e del persono sono affrontati dal grande regista americano in maniera molto riflessiva. Ma stavolta Ferrara sembra essere più diretto, cercando un dialogo col divino. Tuttavia le sceneggiature dei film precedenti (quelle con Nicolas St-John)rimangono a mio avviso le migliori.

    Una trama complessa, in cui i temi della fede e del persono sono affrontati dal grande regista americano in maniera molto riflessiva. Ma stavolta Ferrara sembra essere più diretto, cercando un dialogo col divino. Tuttavia le sceneggiature dei film precedenti (quelle con Nicolas St-John)rimangono a mio avviso le migliori.

  • Dec 08, 2011

    Começam a ser alguns os casos de âbad boysâ? da dà (C)cada de 80 que hoje têm uma postura muito mais comedida no cinema. O Coppola vai cultivando as vindimas em Itália e produzindo os filmes fofos da filha. O Oliver Stone de "W." transformou um presidente odiado numa figura simpática que fez tudo ao seu alcance para enfrentar tempos conturbados para a Amà (C)rica. Agora Abel Ferrara faz um filme em que não se vê uma única arma (há uma bomba, ok) e isso à (C) o primeiro aspecto que surpreende em "Mary". A segunda surpresa surge no ritmo muito mais pausado do filme: "Mary" oferece bastante tempo para se pensar sobre o modo como três pessoas foram tocadas pela sua participação num filme sobre a vida de Cristo. Neste jogo de filme pequeno dentro do filme maior, a turbulência espiritual dos personagens de "Mary" alimenta naturalmente algum espaço útil para que cada um possa reflectir sobre a fà (C) e as diferentes formas de vivê-la. Porà (C)m, reflexão e teologia não serão os melhores auxiliares para vender pipocas, o que explica tambà (C)m o enorme fracasso comercial deste objecto de escasso entretenimento. Mas à (C) de aplaudir as boas intenções de Abel Ferrara e a tentativa de fazer um filme, vá lá, benigno, enquanto procura tambà (C)m para si alguma espà (C)cie de redenção para os muitos pecados que cometeu na má vida do Bronx. "Mary" tem uma sà (C)rie de pontas soltas interessantes, mas, infelizmente, nunca encontra maneira de atá-las num todo narrativo que seja interessante e memorável. O Forest Whitaker, mesmo a remar contra marà (C), tem mais um papelão que supera a dimensão do próprio todo. Já ninguà (C)m duvida de que à (C) um dos grandes actores do seu tempo.

    Começam a ser alguns os casos de âbad boysâ? da dà (C)cada de 80 que hoje têm uma postura muito mais comedida no cinema. O Coppola vai cultivando as vindimas em Itália e produzindo os filmes fofos da filha. O Oliver Stone de "W." transformou um presidente odiado numa figura simpática que fez tudo ao seu alcance para enfrentar tempos conturbados para a Amà (C)rica. Agora Abel Ferrara faz um filme em que não se vê uma única arma (há uma bomba, ok) e isso à (C) o primeiro aspecto que surpreende em "Mary". A segunda surpresa surge no ritmo muito mais pausado do filme: "Mary" oferece bastante tempo para se pensar sobre o modo como três pessoas foram tocadas pela sua participação num filme sobre a vida de Cristo. Neste jogo de filme pequeno dentro do filme maior, a turbulência espiritual dos personagens de "Mary" alimenta naturalmente algum espaço útil para que cada um possa reflectir sobre a fà (C) e as diferentes formas de vivê-la. Porà (C)m, reflexão e teologia não serão os melhores auxiliares para vender pipocas, o que explica tambà (C)m o enorme fracasso comercial deste objecto de escasso entretenimento. Mas à (C) de aplaudir as boas intenções de Abel Ferrara e a tentativa de fazer um filme, vá lá, benigno, enquanto procura tambà (C)m para si alguma espà (C)cie de redenção para os muitos pecados que cometeu na má vida do Bronx. "Mary" tem uma sà (C)rie de pontas soltas interessantes, mas, infelizmente, nunca encontra maneira de atá-las num todo narrativo que seja interessante e memorável. O Forest Whitaker, mesmo a remar contra marà (C), tem mais um papelão que supera a dimensão do próprio todo. Já ninguà (C)m duvida de que à (C) um dos grandes actores do seu tempo.

  • Dec 05, 2009

    It Might Take Sheep Three Times Through This Field Of Cinema, To Be Known.

    It Might Take Sheep Three Times Through This Field Of Cinema, To Be Known.

  • Nov 07, 2009

    A serene Juliet Binoche, frenetic Matthew Modine and wonderful Forest Whitaker invite us into a discussion of faith, choice, fear and judgment. A thoughtful and inspiring film.

    A serene Juliet Binoche, frenetic Matthew Modine and wonderful Forest Whitaker invite us into a discussion of faith, choice, fear and judgment. A thoughtful and inspiring film.

  • Walter M Super Reviewer
    Sep 30, 2009

    "Mary" starts with the wrapping up of a film shoot about the life of Jesus, starring, written and directed by Tony Childress(Matthew Modine). Instead of returning to New York, Marie(Juliette Binoche), his leading lady as Mary Magdalene, flips out and decides to go to Jerusalem. Director Abel Ferrara picks up the story a year later with the imminent and controversial release of the movie but instead of focusing on Tony or Marie, Ted(Forest Whitaker), a television personality, takes center stage by interviewing experts on Jesus, allowing them to simultaneously pontificate and drag the movie down. As Ted's ratings somehow go up, his personal life is falling apart as he argues with his very pregnant wife Elizabeth(Heather Graham), probably because unbeknowst to her, he is having an affair with Gretchen(Marion Cotillard), his producer, who he also ends up betraying. All this proves is that Forest Whitaker can give an excellent performance even when playing a walking cliche. Now there is more than enough in the above to provide a very astute commentary on religion and spirituality(which "Jesus in Montreal" did so very well), but Ferrara never pulls it together into a single coherent thought. Is it supposed to be about how only a spiritual man can make a thoughtful movie about Jesus(which Pasolini disproved anyway) or how much religious violence there is in the world today? Tony is too much a jackass to get a clear sense of what he is thinking(if anything) while Marie simply remains a cipher during her brief time on screen. At least with "Bad Lieutenant," I could see what Ferrara was thinking, even if he was daft enough to put the Mets in god's divine plan. Trust me, it would not work as well with the Yankees...

    "Mary" starts with the wrapping up of a film shoot about the life of Jesus, starring, written and directed by Tony Childress(Matthew Modine). Instead of returning to New York, Marie(Juliette Binoche), his leading lady as Mary Magdalene, flips out and decides to go to Jerusalem. Director Abel Ferrara picks up the story a year later with the imminent and controversial release of the movie but instead of focusing on Tony or Marie, Ted(Forest Whitaker), a television personality, takes center stage by interviewing experts on Jesus, allowing them to simultaneously pontificate and drag the movie down. As Ted's ratings somehow go up, his personal life is falling apart as he argues with his very pregnant wife Elizabeth(Heather Graham), probably because unbeknowst to her, he is having an affair with Gretchen(Marion Cotillard), his producer, who he also ends up betraying. All this proves is that Forest Whitaker can give an excellent performance even when playing a walking cliche. Now there is more than enough in the above to provide a very astute commentary on religion and spirituality(which "Jesus in Montreal" did so very well), but Ferrara never pulls it together into a single coherent thought. Is it supposed to be about how only a spiritual man can make a thoughtful movie about Jesus(which Pasolini disproved anyway) or how much religious violence there is in the world today? Tony is too much a jackass to get a clear sense of what he is thinking(if anything) while Marie simply remains a cipher during her brief time on screen. At least with "Bad Lieutenant," I could see what Ferrara was thinking, even if he was daft enough to put the Mets in god's divine plan. Trust me, it would not work as well with the Yankees...

  • Aug 11, 2009

    Interesting perspective, but a little confusing. All in all, not bad. There are some nice pictures and scenes in it.

    Interesting perspective, but a little confusing. All in all, not bad. There are some nice pictures and scenes in it.

  • Daisy M Super Reviewer
    Jun 03, 2009

    This film is far ambitious in its range than it is in delivering its message. Despite the cast, there was nothing spiritual in either the characters or the performances,maybe Forest Whittaker's scene of remorse in church towards the end, which was unconvincing. Juliette Binoche was poor in her portrayal of Mary Magdalene, delivering a confused, hysterical portrait of a woman, who is known to be an extraordinary person and the film's central issue. The character played by Matthew Modine was the most convincing in his cynical pride, and this fact said something about the spirit which guides the whole film. Was hard to understand why this film was made, what was it really trying to say? Why actors like Juliette Binoche and the Oscar winner Forest Whitaker got involved with it? They act well, but it's wasted talent. If you are a fan of Bible inspired films you will like this, otherwise there is no good reason to spend the time seeing it.

    This film is far ambitious in its range than it is in delivering its message. Despite the cast, there was nothing spiritual in either the characters or the performances,maybe Forest Whittaker's scene of remorse in church towards the end, which was unconvincing. Juliette Binoche was poor in her portrayal of Mary Magdalene, delivering a confused, hysterical portrait of a woman, who is known to be an extraordinary person and the film's central issue. The character played by Matthew Modine was the most convincing in his cynical pride, and this fact said something about the spirit which guides the whole film. Was hard to understand why this film was made, what was it really trying to say? Why actors like Juliette Binoche and the Oscar winner Forest Whitaker got involved with it? They act well, but it's wasted talent. If you are a fan of Bible inspired films you will like this, otherwise there is no good reason to spend the time seeing it.

  • Apr 22, 2009

    Un conglomerado sin sentido de pretenciones religiosas que no consiguen un significado comun coherente ni entretenido. Mary pretende decir mucho sin expresar nada, y su unica nota alentadora es que los actores parecen dar todo de ellos hacia la cinta, pero el guion no logra armar un mensaje claro y la direccion es bastante desenfocada. Ademas, la cinematografia es oscura en extremo hasta el punto de la imperceptibilidad, mientras que la musicalizacion es generica y apartada del tono del film.

    Un conglomerado sin sentido de pretenciones religiosas que no consiguen un significado comun coherente ni entretenido. Mary pretende decir mucho sin expresar nada, y su unica nota alentadora es que los actores parecen dar todo de ellos hacia la cinta, pero el guion no logra armar un mensaje claro y la direccion es bastante desenfocada. Ademas, la cinematografia es oscura en extremo hasta el punto de la imperceptibilidad, mientras que la musicalizacion es generica y apartada del tono del film.

  • Apr 16, 2009

    A sleeping pill made movie! Terrible! 1000% BORING

    A sleeping pill made movie! Terrible! 1000% BORING