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Without Remorse (2021)
They should have some remorse...
Read Clancy's book, do no remember any of it, but I'm pretty sure it wasn't a generic-drag-borefest, with some of the worst acting I've ever seen (Jodie Turner-Smith, I'm looking at you!), even from some of my favourite actors, like Jamie Bell and Guy Pierce (although the latter seems to be in a ugly movies rut lately). I wanted to give MBJ a chance, since he was pretty interesting in Black Panther, but I'm not sure he has what it takes to be a leading man. It won't kill you to watch it, but if you have seen 2 action movies in your life, you'll certainly have some remorse afterwards.
The Dry (2020)
Boring, predictable and riddled of clichés
Boring, predictable and riddled of clichés...can't believe the high reviews.
The Father (2020)
Sleek, intelligent and shocking
The only flaw I can find to this movie is that is too sad and poignant, to the point that by the end it had me sobbing like a little girl. It's the kind of movie I wouldn't be willing to watch a second time. In a fair world, I can't see how any other movie would stand a chance at winning the Academy Awards or any actor other than Anthony Hopkins (at 83!) at winning Best Leading Actor, but sadly, we all know how things operate this days...
The Little Things (2021)
One of the worst movies I've seen lately
I understand that Denzel is getting old and times are rough for everybody, but this movie is atrocious. Riddled with cliches and the worst performances I've seen in a long time. We know that Denzel can act (even if his range of expressions is limited to two) and Jared Leto does not dissapoint, his being the only interesting performance in the movie, but I hope I never have to see Rami Malek on a screen again. He was horrible in "Bohemian Rhapsody", but, boy he is unwatchable in this one. Badly miscast, he spends the whole movie looking stoned or inebriated, or both. He and Leto should have exchanged roles. The whole digging excursion in the middle of the night makes no sense at all, and that, paired with the bad acting by Malek, makes the whole scene look laughable. I can't believe this movie is being rated 7 or more in IMDb. Shame!
My Fair Lady (1964)
A classic that ages horribly
I saw this movie many years ago, probably forty or more...and as a child I was stunned by its magnificence and captivated by Hepburn's, and especially Harrison's, charm. I saw it again last night and I was (predictably) dissapointed. Just to put things in perspective, I love clasics, although not much musicals, but "The King and I" is one of my favorite classic movies, so, there you have it. For starters, it is unfair for a 35 years old actress to pretend to be 21. Rex Harrison, who I like quite much, looks also somewhat old for the role, but compensates by the fact that his singing and comedic skills are strong and he is the only reason why Professor Higgins is not completely hateful. He delivers, by far, the best performance of the movie. Hepburn makes an effort to look ragged and dirty, but she is not believable as a street florist. Enter the first act and I start to feel uncomfortable. Eliza yells and her cockney accent is horrid. They sing a few horrible songs too, among cabbages and garbage and I can't find the charm to it. Eliza's father is a drunkard and a dirty far too old philanderer that I don't find charming at all (bless poor Stanley Holloway's soul!). Professor Higgins is obnoxious and pedantic and completely devoid of redeeming qualities (not Harrison's fault). The movie goes on with more forgettable musical numbers. Even the celebrated "I could have danced all night" is dissapointing, mostly because the lipsync is atrocious. Proud bachelor Professor Higgings delights us with his (well singed) misogynistic and pedantic songs. Hepburn and Harrison have zero chemistry. Eliza becomes a lady overnight by the sheer force of better diction and nicer clothes. Near the end, the level of misogyny and sexism is repulsive, and I am not one to be offended by these things easily, especially when watching a movie 57 years old. As I stated before, I absolutely love "The King and I" (released almost 10 years earlier than MFL) and there can't be a more obnoxious and stubborn character than that of Yul Brynner. But the pedantic King Mongkut of Siam is charming, funny, and deliciously cheeky. Prof. Higgings has no redeeming qualities, nor has he any visible arc and his unabashed low opinion of women in general, which he keeps repeating in his charming songs, at first accepted as funny and quirky, becomes simply bad taste. The romance is ridiculous; not once does he as much as glance at her with anything but indifference. Towards the end, he seems to consider Eliza more as a pet or maid than a woman worth of his respect and his love, and Eliza, seems to be pleased with this arrangement... off she goes to fetch his slippers...How can anyone consider this romantic, is beyond me.
Mr. Odenkirk's Show
I think with the quarantines and all, audience's bar is getting lower...Don't take me wrong, I enjoyed "Nobody" to an extent... but 7.5? Seriously? "Nobody" is no masterpiece. It's not original. It is entertaining, but all in all, you feel like you're treading familiar territory, and you certainly are. I don't care for violence or bodycounts, but the premise (similar to A History of Violence - with the magnificent and also somewhat scarier Viggo Mortensen - but funnier) is engaging. Only that in this iteration they have a secret weapon : Bob Odenkirk, who totally and masterfully sells his deadpan and middle-age-crisis.family-man persona. He is the only reason why this movie distinguishes itself from the horde of action films that plagued the movies in the last years, and the saving grace that made me see past the meaningless violence and kept my interest till the very end. And , of course, my beloved Christopher LLoyd, no less, a treat every time he appears on a screen.
Deux moi (2019)
Cute but forgettable
Deux Moi is a nice movie, relatable and pertinent to our times of too much information but little communication, but the story is flat, lukewarm and kind of boring. The characters are girl/boy next door (literally) and we get to know them mainly through their sessions with their shrinks. They are cute, but not interesting or engaging enough. Little happens that will surprise or enthrall the audience, while the movie navigates through its mundane events towards an easily predictable and mildly satisfying end. I watched it because I loved François Civil in Le Chant du Loup and because I love la langue de Molière, but I was somewhat dissapointed with this one.
The Future of Cinema
I humbly think there's something seriously wrong with the so called film critics and with the film industry in general. Minari is, by no means, a bad movie and it's certainly not an awesome one, either. It's there in the limbo of just bland, boring, hackneyed and cheesy beyond repair movies. In my 50+ years, I have watched almost every thing movies: I like almost every genre, I can sit through the slowest paced movie, I can watch mindless superhero movies. As long as the movie offers me something: a clever plot, an intelligent story, an unforseen twist, an original and creative storytelling, cool visuals, interesting characters, it makes me cry like a baby or laugh like a mad hatter. .. For me, Minari has none of the above. I'm sure that there are plenty of inmigrant stories worth of being told, but not this one. Don't be fooled by the critics and reviews that will tell you that if you do not enjoy this snorefest, it's because you are not "getting it", you're not smart enough or you have no idea what good filmmaking is. Masterpiece? Slice of life? Realistic? "Roma" is all this things, and then some. Oscar worthy? Not even close. I didn´t love "Sound of Metal" or "Mank", but those two are good movies (especially the latter). I hope that the future of filmmaking will be focused in entertain and move and amaze it's audience, and not (exclusively) in meeting political agendas and correctedness. If that is the case, I'll stick to rewatching old classics.
Leave your brain at the door, please...
Another crappy movie where millions of people die but, hey! The three unlikable main characters got saved, after sorting out stupid situation after stupid stuation and endangering everyone else with their selfish behaviour. And right, yeah, governments spend public money building bunkers in case they have to save engineers and their families in case of a meteorite strikes Earth, and also, good Samaritans carry people on their airplanes from Canada to Greenland just for free, and at first you can only get to the bunkers strictly if you are elected by said government, but then it doen´t matter anymore and you just can knock on their doors and soldiers will send a truck to pick your sorry ass...and the list goes on and on...
Haunting of the Mary Celeste (2020)
... for such a little project and, I assume, such a little budget, but the narrative is disjointed, the acting is stiff and the characters kind of annoying. Sadly, I would not recommend it.
Why Russel, why???
What were the people involved in this movie thinking? What happened to Russel Crowe's career? Why does he look like a crossover between Fred Flintstone and Homer Simpson?.
Dark Waters (2019)
This story needs a better movie
Let's be fair, this is not a bad movie at all, but, for me, it's not engaging enough, some scenes are way too over dramatic and the acting is not that great, considering the cast involved. All said, Dark Waters is worth a watch, if only for the compelling and terrible story in which it is based.
Death of Me (2020)
Wow, what a mess...no mistery, no thrills, not one scary scene. Incoherent, rambling, unengaging film, with some ridiculous and laughable moments. Avoid!
Corazón loco (2020)
An Argentinian movie with identity issues
An Argentinian movie with identity issues: is it a comedy or a drama, with some hints of a thriller? It starts in a light comedic tone that fells immediately flat, when the main plot device is revealed. Then it enters into dramatic-ish territory but it also fails. The protagonist is showed as a loving father and husband, in his own particular way, then as a hypocrite and a cynic, even a sexist, and as a grieving victim at the end. The female characters are flat and while there's a nod to sorority and female empowerment, the movie does little with it. The acting feels forced and unnatural. The positive? Photography looks quite awesome, especially the aereal views from Mar del Plata and Buenos Aires.
The movie doen't know how it feels about its main plot device, its protagonist or his wifes, thus, it never finds the right tone and meanders between comedy and drama towards a third act that will leave everybody indifferent.
Drive, stop, sulk, act weird, rinse, repeat.
No thrills or misteries...The only mistery is why this woman keeps making the same wrong decisions over and over again, like, why does she run through the woods (barefoot) when there are perfectly cleared roads?
SPOILERS Her stupidity keeps her alive, but manages to get someone else killed.....
In Circles (2016)
In circles to nowhere
3 points for the actor (and director) playing Yossi, the only saving grace of this mess.
Project Power (2020)
It had infinite possibilities and with a little more imagination, it could have been awesome. As it is, though, still presents an interesting premise and an engaging story. A little uneven and confusing at times, but still, worth watching. I liked it much more than The Old Guard, for what it's worth.
The Bay of Silence (2020)
A terrible mess, can't even call it a movie...
Horrible acting (not a surprise in Kurilenko's case, but WTF, Brian Cox?), disjointed narrative, ridiculous scenes...avoid it at all cost!
Interesting movie. Not sure Nat Wolff is the best choice for the main character, but he definetely looks like the boy next door, and this is what this movie is about : what if gods where among us? Fans of X-Men or Avengers would probably dismiss this one as boring, but if you like your movies a little bit more realistic and serious, give it a chance.
Deep Blue Sea 3 (2020)
For shark movie suckers only
By no means an excellent movie, but it's watchable. Some weird and inconsistent acting, but overall, not Sharknado. Personally, I was distracted mainly by the looks of the main actress, she is the spitting image of Amy Winehouse!
Beast No More (2019)
Sorry, but this is just bad...
It baffles me that a mess of a movie like this can pass a screening test.
Ofrenda a la tormenta (2020)
What a mess...
Once again, we get Detective Inspector Mary Sue barking orders, getting all the work done by her coleagues and receiving all the praise for...Doing exactly what? No one knows. She has zero charisma and zero skills that we know about. She spent this last installment whining and crying and doing absolutely nothing at all. And, for doing matters worse, the most captivating and engaging character in this mess, gets killed , apparently for the sole purpose of making us feel pity for Inspector Mary Sue and shoehorning a gay relationship, out of the blue, despite the fact that we were misled to think that he was also in love with Det. Mary Sue, again, for no apparent reason, because she has the personality of a doormat. Another missed oportunity for Spanish noirs.
Legado en los huesos (2019)
A missed oportunity.
Marta Etura must be the worst Spanish actress I've ever seen. Expressionless, dull, unable to elicit sympathy or at least, interest.. It doesn't help that her charachter is the most unlikable and bad-written one in the whole trilogy. I've never seen a movie where every single other character is more likable, interesting and worth watching than the protagonist. I haven't read the books, so I cannot say if the story is to blame, but judging the movie by itself, it is just a hollywood wannabe, plus horrible dialogue (Gosh, Etura butchering the English lines was painful to watch, and especially, to hear). Scenes stolen straight from American movies that just don't work. Over the top, farfetched plot, laughable drama and little subtlety make what could have been a decent noir into ridiculous borefest.
Penance Lane (2020)
Please, skip this...
What started as a good premise and makes you think you're in for a good ghost/hunted house with a twist, takes a wrong turn in the middle towards ridiculousness and cliché galore. The story makes absolutely no sense at all and the worst of it, is not even mildly entertaining. The good reviews must be fake or written by 12 year old kids.
Le chant du loup (2019)
I love submarine flics and French movies, so this was a real treat for me...It kept me glued to my chair for all of its running time, never relying in bombastic explosions and tiring CGI, monsters, aliens or bulletproof heroes (and believe me, although I'm a female and not exactly a teenager, I do enjoy this kind of flicks like the next guy)...Le Chant du Loup is a simple, yet complex story, with solid acting and compelling narrative and a strong reminiscence of the great classics of the genre. Loved it.