samedi 29 mars 2014

Enemy - Dark, twisted, slow paced little gem - 8*/10

Enemy requires psychoanalysis to understand, or at least try to. The pervasive mood is gripping, astringent, and completely submerse the viewer. Solid acting all around.

For those who don't need to understand to enjoy a dark movie.

mardi 25 mars 2014

Need for Speed - A flop at the very least, a waste of money at the worst - 5*/10

Need for Speed is not really any good. Michael Keaton is its only strong point, because the story is boring, the dialogs are uninspiring, and there are better car chases than this. I love Aaron Paul, but nothing really came out of this.

Only if you must.

jeudi 20 mars 2014

Se7en - Perfection in a bone chilling costume of perfect serial murders - 10*/10

Se7en is no less than a master piece by David Fincher. The gripping ambiance, the sheer genius of the scenario as well as the acting power of Morgan Freeman, Brad Pitt and Kevin Spacey are it's strongest point, but there's no aspect that is less than great. (Except for one very minute detail.) One thing that is often overlooked is the backdrop discussion on society by the main characters which makes the movie that much better.

A must see if you don't mind harsh crimes.

jeudi 13 mars 2014

New Year's Eve - Lots of stars floating in an empty scenario - 5*/10

New Year's Eve keeps to the tradition of large star power cast; they help sell tickets, but results are often disappointing. In this case, none of those great names have the time to establish their characters and are fed pitiful lines. Nonetheless it's entertaining, but don't expect anything else, especially not depth or quality.

For a slow evening.

vendredi 7 mars 2014

3 Days to Kill - A big action ride just for the thrill of it - 7*/10

3 Days to Kill is your basic spy action flick in its modern format. It fits right into the mold without even trying to bring something new to the genre, but it does it well. Don't expect novelty, and you'll have fun.

For the action lovers.

Rhymes for Young Ghouls - Powerful, almost beyond reason - 10*/10

Rhymes for Young Ghouls is as hard a movie as it gets. The reality is gripping, violent, and served to you raw. It will rattle your cage, take you out of your comfort zone, and leave you wrung out. This movie has no flaw, but it will not please everyone.

Not for tender souls or people looking for light entertainment.

mardi 4 mars 2014

Pain & Gain - Shit keeps happening over and over - 7*/10

Pain & Gain is surprising, much better than anticipated. Still it's a low brawl movie, because it's based on low brawl events that are almost beyond belief. Acting is good, photography is surprising and the story very entertaining. It's far from perfect, but it' shocking.

For those ready to attempt the unusual. Must be in the mood.

lundi 3 mars 2014

Zack and Miri Make a Porno - Hilarious and off the wall - 8*/10

Zack and Miri Make a Porno is an other easy to watch comedy by Kevin Smith, the most accessible one for the general public. At the heart of it, though, it's about being fearless, going through with something that scares you, taking a chance. Nice acting, hilarious bits, solid dialogs and well scripted scenario.

A must watch for comedy lovers.