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"Dylda" is very overrated. It is just like Balagov's last film -- "Closiness", but it just has a WWII aesthetic to it. Visuals is the only good thing in this movie, as nothing else manages to grab your attention unless you are a big fan of domestic drama. The actors are not good at all, as they barely act. Mostly they just talk with poker faces the entire film which does not give you any reason to compassionate with them. The movie's colors are somewhat toxic, which may not be suitable for some people, but I actually find it a great creative decision. The costumes are also good, as they all suit the time, even the underwear. The movie's plot though disappointed me the most, as it is all happening during the period of war, although failing to have any war context to it. The plot basically circles around a very important, of course, issue, which is still relatable nowadays, but there was no need to include War genre for this movie then. It is just a basic domestic drama without any characters to feel something for. Russia feels within the first few frames, as it looks like a TV domestic drama with just higher budget. A 6/10 for visuals only, nearly everything else in this movie just doesn't get me interested and at some points even made me stop watching the movie. It took me 7 hours to watch it with all the breaks as of how slow paced and boring it is.
"Rushmore" is one of the earliest Wes Anderson works and you can see all of Wes Anderson cliches in it. The one thing that in my opinion separates "Rushmore" from all the other movies by him is that it does not have a deeper meaning to it. Most of Wes Anderson comedies have something behind them or are at least memorable. I didn't find this film really memorable, as I considered the jokes very dumb and the plot not being entertaining enough like all of his other movies. Whereas not comparing this film to other of Wes Anderson's -- it's a fine picture. Great style and color with amazing actors deliver a fantastic performance and aesthetic feeling. This film is very edgy and basically creates an unreal situation that everybody would like to be in. This movie is worth your time watching if you watch films for their views and feeling, although I do not believe that there is a good enough climax or comedy part in it. A 7/10.
"Moonlight" fails to deliver a good story and I honestly have no idea how it got an Oscar for best picture when it was competing with "La La Land". This film is a basic domestic drama with a simple plot but with different questions. I know these questions are relative to this day, but it is not the reason such a movie should be praised. It is honestly just an OK movie to watch at night with friends. Its storytelling is very poor and the actors, in my opinion, are not doing their job greatly, as sometimes you don't believe in what is going on. The camera shots, on the other hand, are amazing. The work with blur is awesome, as well as the work with color. The picture is very pleasing to watch the entire time. As well as that, different eras are portrayed differently, which I adore a lot and think is a great plus to this movie. One other bad side of the film are actors, as they fail to deliver the real emotions and make the realism of the story fade away with the hope of this movie to be considered good amongst an average viewer. An OK film to consider seeing just to watch which movie has taken an Oscar from "La La Land", but otherwise it's just a mix of "Do The Right Thing" and "Brokeback Mountain", a 6/10.
"The Fighter" is a very untypical movie about sport, as it has some sort of climax that differs from many. Obviously it has a cliche ending, but it is a biography at first place, so it shall be historically accurate. This is yet again a great job by Christian Bale, as he delivers his character perfectly: he can be annoying, but at the same time, the viewer is worried about him. Mark Wahlberg plays his role beautifully as well and I consider this one of his best performances, although in my country his dubbed version sounded very odd, in the original his accent is very great, as well as his feelings are well written and understood. The decorations and the aesthetic gives an atmosphere of the end of last century, which is very good. Although I have stated previously that this movie is a biography, I consider such an ending not really pleasant for myself. There was no other way to end the film, as it should bring hope in the end, not sadness. A great sport drama with an uncommon climax, an 8/10.
"Moana" is simply beautiful and catching. The plot is obviously simple and kid-friendly, which I adored, as I was watching it while having a break from all the hard films recently. Moana has amazing colors, which can't be anything but pleasing. The water in this animation is so realistic, as it actually looks like something next gen. The most important part of this film is of course soundtrack. "You're Welcome" and "Shiny" are still playing in my head and I can not explain the emotions I am feeling for these songs. They are simple, they move the plot and they all sound beautiful. I didn't cringe a single time while listening to them. The soundtrack of this movie is a true masterpiece and only for it alone you can already watch it. The aftermath of the watch was also great, as I was left with good mood for the rest of the day, because of how touching and warm this movie was. In my opinion this is the best Disney animation of the 10s, so I would recommend watching this to anyone, a true must watch and a masterpiece in my humble opinion, 10/10.