Wonderfully made, <i>Ostrov</i> combines the mysteries of healing and foreseeing the future with self discovery, in a religious context. The photography and settings are beautiful, it has an adequately slow pace, and convincing performances. The film deals with a very tormented character looking for redemption in the context of the Russian-Orthodox church, whose behavior confuses the rest of the monks, himself called a very sinful man but considered saint by many others. It's a very interesting film to see, simple but elegant.
The amazingly beautiful photography, as well as the stunning landscapes and places, are the true stars of the movie. The story is not solid enough to build up the whole movie, and somehow, the ending comes too fast and feels rushed, compared to the slow pace of the rest of the movie. The edition is ambivalent: it makes beautiful shots and takes its time with some sequences (specially in Italy), then cuts harshly into another scene. Overall it's not that bad, but it's not relevant either.
Filmed as an 80's hardcore action guy movie, this film's so incredibly unbelievable, with impossible everything, a weak script and the lamest character of a dictator ever, but that doesn't take out that it's so fucking cool and makes you transpire all the testosterone your body can produce in a year.
A very original and cute animation proposal, although a little tedious at times, and those aren't super evil villians (which makes sense, it's a kid's movie). The animation is superb and visually impressive. It's entretaining, and I loved that Gru actually treats his minions better than the rest of the humans. Too bad it'll probably be forgotten as time goes by.
A tender, bittersweet love story. Hugh Dancy is brilliant in his part, being perhaps his best performance to date. Although the movie doesn't really deepens the theme of Asperger's, it mildly shows how it is to live with someone with Asperger's. Highly recommendable.
Unbelievable. An original, insane, intense and complicated film, that also has excellent performances, brilliant edition and effects, and an impeccable direction. Nolan's at the top of his mindtricks and games.
Although way better than the third installment, it's the same old story, with the classic "what if.." twist and predictable characters. It looks ideal to see in the revived 3-D fashion, though, and it follows the newly installed rule of "if you blow it with the third movie of any series, make a fourth one to make it all better". It's fun, but I'll stick with the original.
Funny and cute, the only thing negative I'd say is that I saw the 90's remake (<i>The Bachelor</i>, terribly awful), and, with many scenes I couldn't avoid thinking of the remake. Other than that, it's a very sweet and innocent romatic comedy, with lots of classic gags and pure Keaton goodness. Amazing!
Buster Keaton produces me tenderness, for his innocent look and naivety. This is no exception: a powerful comedy, that uses classic gags for the first time, and the script is simple, yet perfectly delivered.
After 11 years of waiting for the third installment, let's say I had huge expectations for this film. It was not only a very successful film in the 90's, but also a pioneer in animation and what family movies would be, and a very beloved film for grownups and kids alike.
<i>Toy Story 3</i> is the most perfect final for a trilogy. The movie, although targeted for all audiences, appeals the most for the kids that saw the original movie, and its first sequel, on theatres, working as an excellent coming-of-age film. The movie is bittersweet, without falling into cheezy clichés, and incredibly funny, too. The animation, more than innovative, improves the image and style of the movie, bringing brighter and clearer colors and softer lines. The film is very inspiring, bittersweet and charming. Wonderful!