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The Return
The Return (2003)
7 months ago via Movies on Facebook

I feel like I missed something big about this film..
I'm someone who watches films closely, and knows how to appreciate good cinema, but this movie was just average in my opinion, the events, the story, the pacing, they just lead to nowhere!

In July (Im Juli)
7 months ago via Movies on Facebook
½

Raw, VERY low budget German road movie, and Akin's best IMO.
It's no where near as deep as his later features go, but it's the most enjoyable one for me, this one is more amaturish, less developed and has that fresh filmmaker spirit, and there are still some roots to his German/Turkish identity crisis in this film, but they are handled more lightly.

Moonlight
Moonlight (2016)
7 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Let's first admit that there is a major drift in the contemporary film industry between what good filmmaking is and what content might be, the global scene is confused as to what really makes a good movie, and momentary social, cultural and political influences make this confusion far worse, and it's because of this that a movie like Moonlight ever received any recognition in the first place.

Technically, the film's reality is that it's completely amateurish, if I didn't know better I'd have thought it was a film school project at best, a screenplay that wants to say things but doesn't, a director who shoots whatever is available and moves to the next shot, and a horrible editing job that would be so bad even for a first draft it makes you lose any sense of pacing or story.

Basically it's a movie with a very specific audience that might appreciate it, and unfortunately, the people working on the Academy Awards are part of that demographic, but the movie will always fail to be universal, not because of its setting or its character, people loved City of God and it was celebrated worldwide, while Moonlight will never be because of all of its mediocre elements that hinder it from being relatable, unless you're an American justice warrior who wants to capture the bold lines of a story about a poor gay black kid growing up as a headline with total disregard to what the movie really is.

In 20 years, we'll look back and wonder how was it even possible for this mediocre piece to get half the recognition it received, because the momentary circumstances that lead to its acceptance would have changed, and that is not what cinema is about, cinema is meant to be universal and eternal, even if humanity as we know it has completely changed.

The Godfather
The Godfather (1972)
8 months ago via Flixster
½

If that script was presented to a studio today, it'd be thrown in the trash.. the movie only works because of the story, the cast, and the music, maybe it was fine back in 1972, but I'm watching it in 2017, and I can tell you, it didn't age well.

Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk
8 months ago via Flixster
½

It's supposed to be good, it's supposed to be emotionally packed, it's supposed to be impacting, but none of this was delivered because of the horrible script that not even a magician like Ang Lee could make into something good.. the script is all over the place, the editing was extremely amateurish and overall the story itself wasn't well rounded to begin with..