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I Fidanzati
I Fidanzati (1964)
8 months ago via Rotten Tomatoes

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Infernal Affairs [/b](**): Tony Leung is as excellent as always, but I suppose my expectations for a film filled with martial arts and violence are the disappointments that lead me to give [i]Infernal Affairs [/i]such a low rating.

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[b]Annie Hall [/b](****1/2): Witty, heart-felt, and an innovational look into a quirky romance. Highly recommended.

[b]The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum [/b](***3/4): Fairly standard depiction of the concept of gender and media in society. The film just barely suprasses average by having a strong ending and a decent performance by Angela Winkler (Katharina Blum).

[b]Raising Arizona [/b](***1/2) [2nd viewing]: This is pretty much the same rating I'd give the film upon my initial viewing [from a few years ago]. More so, viewing [i]Raising Arizona [/i]for a second time reaffirmed my love for Holly Hunter. Fantastic actress.

[b]I Fidanzati [/b](****): The only major reservation I had about giving [i]I Fidanzati [/i]a fresh rating was due to its slow pacing. But then, upon a more critical examination [and a partial second viewing], I realized that this film really did succeed in what it set out to do: portrayed lonliness in a such way that anyone, whether single or committed, could relate to. [i]I Fidanzati [/i]is Carlo Cabrini's [Giovanni] only film and, surprisingly, he managed to make something emotionally powerful out of an ordinary story about the lonliness felt due to separation from the one you love.

Three Colors: Blue (Trois Couleurs: Bleu)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

Bleu (Blue) - ***1/4
Blanc (White) - ***
Rouge (Red) - ***1/2

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[i]Rouge [/i]was indeed the best of the three, but [i]Bleu[/i], to me, had the better overall story.

Ellen Degeneres: All of Me - Unauthorized
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

***1/2 / ***** [4th viewing]

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The jokes are slightly out-dated, but Ellen DeGeneres is still as funny as ever. Personally, I enjoyed her second HBO stand-up special [i]Here and Now[/i] not only because much of her material was new, but I just felt that overall, it flowed a lot better. If you're a fan of Ellen and haven't seen either of the stand-up specials, I'd say watch [i]Here and Now [/i]instead.
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**** / *****

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One of my biggest film guilty pleasures is 1992's [i]Cool World[/i], so I was fairly certain that I would enjoy [i]Who Framed Roger Rabbit? [/i]as well. Bob Hoskins [Eddie Valiant], Christopher Lloyd [Judge Doom], and Joanna Cassidy [Dolores] all gave commendable performances, but it was Roger Rabbit that gave the most memorable. Jessica Rabbit certainly resembles the epitome of a femme fatale, but I just don't think she quite lives up to her hype. Despite Jessica having the deep, sultry voice and shapely body, her onscreen presence is disappointedly weak. [i]Who Framed Roger Rabbit? [/i]is nothing more than an entertaining film that pays a great homage to all our childhood cartoon favorites, and it did an excellent job serving that specific purpose.

County Hospital
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

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[center][i]The Devil's Rejects [/i]is nearly sadistic perfection. Such an incredible film. I rarely, if ever, see films twice in theaters, but for this I indulged.
Zooey Deschanel is just amazing in every film she is in, no matter the quality of the film itself. The fluidity of the dialogue and the realism of the relationship between Paul (Paul Schneider) and Noel (Deschanel) is fascinating, yet frustrating.

[left]The incredibly minimal amount of recent commentary is due to this: I have been consistently stressed, confused, and disheartened lately. Too much drama. Emotionally drained.
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The Rules of the Game (La règle du jeu)
6 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes
½

***1/4 / *****

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Jean Renior's [i]The Rules of the Game[/i] is a look at the life of various individuals who meet up at a chateau in France to going hunting. In the midst of the sexual partner-swaping chaos, someone is murdered. Despite his effort in directing and playing the character Octave, Renoir failed to make a lasting melancholic impression due to the lack of sympathy from his character's reactions after the murder takes place. On a side note: I was so fascinated with Marcel Dalio's [Robert de la Cheyniest] evidently drawn on eyebrows that I completely forgot to pay attention to his dialogue.
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1/2 / *****

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Upon reading the tagline on the cover, I thought "oh wow, how cheesy", but for some odd reason I forced myself to rent it anyways. Much to my surprise, they actually used the tagline [[i]HE was more than a cop. SHE was more than a thief.][/i] in the dialogue. Therefore, that deserves a giant: :rolleyes:
Milla Jovovich, please stop making films in which you unconvincingly play a slutty character.
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***1/2 / *****

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I never could have imagined that so little could occur in a film with a runtime of 165 minutes. Still, its magnificent cinematography and performances [mainly by Charles Bronson, Jason Robards, and Henry Fonda] managed to make this western one that was actually enjoyable. [i]Once Upon a Time in the West [/i]stretches its story of a mysterious man who plays a harmonica and comes to a small town to take revenge on a ruthless gunman working for the railroad for so long that towards the end, when we come to learn why Harmonica [Bronson] is seeking revenge, I ceased to have any interest. Perhaps I will check out more of Sergio Leone's films in the future.
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*** / *****

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Clever plot twist and a good performance from Kevin Spacey. Stephen Baldwin's films are a top viewing guilty pleasure of mine, so naturally, it was inevitable that I would see this.
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****1/2 / *****

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*sniffle*

[i]Umberto D. [/i]is the story of a elderly man who struggles to come up with rent money and living expenses all while attempting to maintain his dignity. Umberto's only companion and source of happiness is his dog, Flike. When Umberto finally realizes that there is no hope for him to survive, let alone both him and Flike, he ultimately decides that he must give his dog away. Throughout most of the film we follow along Umbeto's daily life filled with despair, but it is mainly towards the end when I finally felt the power of the emotion. Vittorio De Sica's cast of nonprofessional actors and memorable story managed to work together beautifully; if it were done with a cast of professional actors, I doubt they could of done this story justice.