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The Transporter
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=Indigo]Cars. Guns. Speed. Chase. Muscles. Cars. Speed. Fight. Muscles. Car. Guns. Explosions. Muscles. Fight. Guns. Boat. Explosions. ..... get the picture?

Nice. But that's about it. :)[/SIZE][/FONT][/COLOR]

Notes on a Scandal
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=Indigo][I]Notes on a Scandal[/I] is a character-driven story that proves once again that most of the times life offers us enough drama. That there is no need for global tragedies for situations to get really tense and for dialogues to get sharp and chilling.It's a story that unfolds ands draws you in as time goes by and characters let you see their hidden faces.

The movie depicts toxic relations. On one side, the relation between a teacher and her student. On the other - the relation between Barbarba and "S". In short, tragic, misguided figures. Who, surprisingly (or not) have hidden agendas.
Of course the strongest feature are the leading actors, but a nomination must be made for [B] Bill Nighy [/B] who took his supporting part seriously and was very believable.

Now for the important part. [B] Judi Dench [/B] is, as almost always, "queen of her castle". Her character gets to you from the first moments. Human and miserable in every drop of her insanity, Barbara lives in her own little world. She is caught in a trap by her devouring desire for intimacy and love and, to the end, she really has moments when she makes your blood run cold.

"S" is a woman driven by some beliefs that were a bit weird to me:
[CENTER][I]Marriage and family are wonderful but they don't give you any meaning.
[I]"Why shouldn't you be bad, why shouldn't you transgress? I mean, you've earned the right."[/I][/CENTER]
are her way of rationalizing her mistakes.
She is vulnerable and intriguing, hidden and surprising. [B] Cate Blanchett [/B] is astounding in her acting, giving life to a very complex character. Also, I thought she was really beautiful in this movie.[/SIZE][/COLOR][/FONT]

[FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=Indigo]You should definitely watch it and make up your own minds :)
[CENTER]Favourite quote:[/CENTER][/COLOR]
[CENTER][COLOR=RoyalBlue][I] At least Judas had the decency to hang himself [/I][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]

City by the Sea
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=Indigo]too slow paced and with no original input.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

The Virgin Suicides
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=Indigo]Critics: 77% :fresh:
My RT friends: 88% :fresh:
Me: 7.50 :fresh:
[FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=Indigo]It's a beautiful movie that manages to be sad without being melodramatic and deals with such themes as youth, longing, and most of all fanatic parenthood gone bad. It features good performances from [U]Kirsten Dunst[/U] and from [U]James Woods[/U] as the troubled, peculiar father.I also enjoyed AJ Cook and [U]Kathleen Turner[/U] as the mother.
Oh... and the movie also features a very young Josh Hartnett.. with a funny hairdo, as the highschool heartbreaker.

There's no point in writing what it is about. It's in the title. With this movie, what is important is the atmosphere it creates. And the fact that the characters stay with you long after.

There is a recurring musical theme which is ... peaceful and playful at the same time and can be heard in some key moments. And as for the visual part, it was all just a draft, a rough sketch, a preview for what Sofia Coppola did in [I] Marie Antoinette [/I]. But it's still good :D she still plays with colours and she has this "nature-communion" theme that really helps the viewer get attached to the girls. Artistically, I expect more beautiful movies from this director.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=Indigo]The movie was made after a Jeffrey Eugenides novel and if that's as insightful as [I] Middlessex [/I] I expect liking the novel even better.. I think I might find out more about these characters. [/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]
[FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=DarkRed] I was really annoyed at the beginning of the movie, when Danny DeVito has a small appearance as a psychologist. NO WAY the Rorschach test is applied in that manner. And in no way do we diagnose children only according to projective tests.. Well.. it's always frustrating to see this important aspect portrayed so superficially. :)
That's about it for now.[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]

[CENTER][FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=DeepSkyBlue][I][B]We felt the imprisonment of being a girl, the way it made your mind active and dreamy, and how you ended up knowing what colours went together. We knew that the girls were really women in disguise, that they understood love and death, we knew that they knew everything about us and that we couldn't fathom them at all.[/I][/B][/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT][/CENTER]

Unfaithful (2002)
10 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

[FONT=Trebuchet MS][SIZE=3][COLOR=Indigo]Critics: 47% :rotten:
My RT friends: 33% :rotten:
Me: 1!!!! :rotten: :rotten: :rotten:!!!

You expect a movie about adultery. But this movie is nothing more. It's just a woman cheating on her husband. Awful pacing.. really boring dialougues. Nothing interesting. Waste of cast and time. Plus the ending is really awful. Please do yourselves a favor and stay away from it :)[/COLOR][/SIZE][/FONT]