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Movie Ratings and Reviews

Derrida
Derrida(2002)

I was expecting to encounter a rather formal discourse with textbook information, but it was intimate and open. Of course, it is impossible for a documentary be as such... but, we're made aware of it. Derrida deconstructs it too.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull

I enjoyed seeing John Hurt carrying the skull like its his baby. After all, he gave birth to one in the Aliens :)

Cloverfield
Cloverfield(2008)
½

this movie is like an all-horror vitamin-shake. put predator, aliens, godzilla, kingkong, blairwitch, the day after tomorrow (yes it is apocalyptic), 28 days (yes, it is viral) in a cup, then add a generous amount of amateur panic videos of 9/11 from youtube and gulp it... feels dizzy.

The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
½

The most depressing Western (i'm not sure it's a Western though). In Westerns people shoot each other like they eat chips; here, they give it a lot of thought.
Cinematography is cool. And, Nick Cave was awesome!

28 Weeks Later...

I'm mad about the theme score. It has the zest of John Carpenter and Goblin... dark, sorrowful, vivid. It steals the scene. It is the scene.

In the Realms of the Unreal
½

good work as a documentary! no attempt at trying to label him or his works, or forcing to fit him under a category in art history, no polishing. just the story of a man who told stories to himself to pass time.

Pirates of the Caribbean: At Worlds End
½

jack sparrow was an one-of-a-kind character. now, so many characters are added that 'jack's voice is lost amidst a bunch of pirate cliches. yo-ho yo-ho a pirate's life for me... sure.

The Silence
The Silence(1999)
½

There is a boy who doesn't work, but he is not lazy. He doesn't carry on his duties but he is not irresponsible. He stuffs his ears not to hear the voices, but he is always listening...

1408
1408(2007)
½

the usual stephen king stuff, and samuel jackson appeared for only 5 minutes!.. but, cusack was Shining!...

Napoleon Dynamite

reminds a little, but not as courageous as John Waters.

The Notebook
The Notebook(2004)

enjoy the blue pill.

Requiem
Requiem(2006)
½

On the dvd cover Michaela has bloody red eyes. I rent it as a third rate exorcist movie; but found first rate social criticism instead.

The Science of Sleep

everything is admirably meaningless...

Sherrybaby
Sherrybaby(2006)
½

I didn't wanna watch it. I couldn't shut my eyes.

Eastern Promises

Looks different than typical Cronenberg movies, yet it still asks a lot of question on 'the body' -body as commodity (we sell bodies), body as record (we write on bodies), body as totem (we worship bodies)... but, nevertheless when it is stripped of all myths, ?as in the scene in the public-bath where the body was mutilated against the white tiles like in a butcher shop, there comes that question: isn't it just meat?

Uzumaki
Uzumaki(2002)
½

Asian horror films' obsession with shapes is notable. The circle (Ringu), the spiral (Uzumaki)... naturally, I'm expecting 'conic' next...

300
300(2007)

A feminist classic that truly captures how women feel when they're having their period.
This - is - SPARTAAAAARGH!

Zodiac
Zodiac(2007)
½

the good thing about this movie is that you can't tell who is the killer and spoil the film before your friends see it...

Hostel
Hostel(2006)
½

Argento without art... but equally sensuous.

Umberto D
Umberto D(1955)
½

One day, if we have a Museum of Sadness, Umberto D. will be the jewel of permanent collection.

Tideland
Tideland(2006)

Terry Gilliam is a virtuoso in slalom racing amongst contradictions, -in this case, innocence and the obscene... I wish Georges Bataille could see it :)

Henry: Portrait of a Serial Killer

remains the only serial-killer movie I can't joke about... henry is a serious killer.

Spider
Spider(2002)
½

It all clicks when you read the last chapter in Deleuze's 'Proust and Signs'.

Land of Plenty
½

the most impressing film about 9/11 I've seen so far

The Tenant
The Tenant(1976)

That's the movie which made me think Polankski is the next big thing after Kubrick. No 'body horror' is equal to this