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My Movie Journal-2014

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Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Amy Adams
My rating: 9/10

"If you figure a way to live without serving a master, any master, then let the rest of us know, will you? For you'd be the first person in the history of the world."




The Master is brilliant, unique, mysterious and unbearably sad. Phoenix gives a laceratingly powerful performance. His face is incised and gaunt like that of a medieval saint, he mumbles and giggles almost unintelligibly; walking around with his fists in the small of his back, elbows akimbo. It's interesting and scary. But in the movie a little bit unreasonable, all about a crazy sociopath ideology. The Master is a supremely confident work from a unique film-maker, audacious and bizarre.
Director: Martin Scorsese
Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Jonah Hill, Margot Robbie, Matthew McConaughey
My rating: 8/10

"I am not gonna die sober!"




Incredibly, incredibly, incredibly funny. DiCaprio's performance is the best, wildest thing he's ever put on screen. The slapstick elements are the most obvious proof of this. The movie is intense, versatile, funky and vibrant. This is the only film in which Leonardo DiCaprio make a fool out of himself. I love it.
Director: Marc Forster
Starring: Brad Pitt, Mireille Enos, Daniella Kertesz, Pierfrancesco Favino
My rating: 7/10

"Mother Nature is a serial killer."




Despite some conventional passages and soft ending, Brad Pitt pulled the movie. The film can tear through normal expectations. Overall, I liked it.
Director: Steve McQueen
Starring: Chiwetel Ejiofor, Michael Fassbender, Lupita Nyong'o, Paul Dano, Benedict Cumberbatch, Sarah Paulson, Brad Pitt, Paul Giamatti
My rating:6/10

"You will not live to see another day!"




Not bad but boring for me.
Michael Fassbender the best in the film. He is very very good.
Director: David Cronenberg
Starring: Keira Knightley, Michael Fassbender, Viggo Mortensen
My rating:6/10

"Experiences like this, however painful, are necessary and inevitable; without them, how can we know life?"




Viggo Mortensen is impressive.
All actors are good at the film. The true story is extraordinary; the film is average.
Director: Edward Zwick
Starring: Daniel Craig, Liev Schreiber, Jamie Bell
My rating:5/10

"If we should die trying to live, at least we live like human beings."




Zwick wants to tell timeless stories.
But it's not breathtaking. It's not really good.
Director: Tom Hooper
Starring: Colin Firth, Helena Bonham Carter, Geoffrey Rush
My rating:8/10

"In this grave hour fuck fuck fuck perhaps the most fateful in our history bugger shit shit. "




Classic film with humor and poignancy.
Surprisingly funny and touching for me. And Colin Firth is surprisingly good.
Director: Paul Haggis
Starring: Matt Dillon, Jennifer Esposito, Don Cheadle, Thandie Newton, Terrence Howard, Sandra Bullock, Brendan Fraser
My rating:8/10

"Wait 'till you've been on the job a few more years. Look at me. "




The acting is dynamite, notably by Dillon and Newton in their shocking second encounter.
Despite its preachy moments, the film is amazing. Matt Dillon's performance is great.
Director: Valerie Faris&Jonathan Dayton
Starring: Paul Dano, Zoe Kazan
My rating: 7/10

"I'm not writing about you. I wrote you."


Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: John Malkovich, Catherine Keener, John Cusack, Cameron Diaz
My rating: 6/10

"Sounds great! Who the fuck is John Malkovich?"


Director: James Gray
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Gwyneth Paltrow, Vinessa Shaw
My rating: 6/10

"Sometimes we leave everything to find ourselves."


Director: Jon S. Baird
Starring: James McAvoy, Jamie Bell, Imogen Poots, Eddie Marsan
My rating: 10/10

"Same rules apply."




One of the best films of the year. James McAvoy frighteningly brilliant and awesome. Ironic atmosphere, powerful colors, McAvoy's fiercely sarcastic performance, grotesque angles and distortions... I love these. James McAvoy plays brutally! The Scottish actor is startling. McAvoy, on his best form since Atonement, performs what might be the most dangerous balancing act by a leading man this year, teetering crazily between repugnant and pathetic without ever passing through likeable, and yet somehow never loses you in the process.
Director: Paul Thomas Anderson
Starring: Adam Sandler, Emily Watson, Philip Seymour Hoffman
My rating: 8/10

"I'm lookin' at your face and I just wanna smash it. I just wanna fuckin' smash it with a sledgehammer and squeeze it. You're so pretty."


Director: Steven Spielberg
Starring: Daniel Day-Lewis, Sally Field, Tommy Lee Jones, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Lee Pace
My rating: 7/10

"In times like these, I'm best alone."


Director: Julian Jarrold
Starring: Anne Hathaway, James McAvoy
My rating: 6/10

"And freedom, the freedom of men. Do not you envy it?"


Director: Kevin Macdonald
Starring: James McAvoy, Forest Whitaker, Kerry Washington, Gillian Anderson
My rating: 9/10

"My name is Nicholas Garrigan, and I'm from Scotland. I need to go home now."


Director: Eran Creevy
Starring: James McAvoy, Mark Strong, Andrea Riseborough
My rating: 5/10

"Not fucking really. Uh, my good looks, my charm."


Director: Mark Palansky
Starring: James McAvoy, Christina Ricci, Peter Dinklage
My rating: 4/10

"You lied to me! I guessed piano and you said that..."


Director: Guy Ritchie
Starring: Jason Statham, Ray Liotta, Mark Strong
My rating: 7/10

"Fuck the consequences!"


Director: Woody Allen
Starring: Woody Allen, Diane Keaton
My rating: 9/10

"I would never want to belong to any club that would have someone like me for a member."


Director: Lone Scherfig
Starring: Carey Mulligan, Peter Sarsgaard, Alfred Molina
My rating: 6/10

" If people die the moment that they graduate, then surely it's the things we do beforehand that count."


Director: Guillermo del Toro
Starring: Ivana Baquero, Maribel Verdú, Sergi López
My rating: 8/10

"However, her father, the King, always knew that the Princess' soul would return, perhaps in another body, in another place, at another time."
 


Director: Benedek Fliegauf
Starring: Eva Green, Matt Smith
My rating: 7/10

"The one you gave to me at the end."


Director: Peter Jackson
Starring: Martin Freeman, Lee Pace, Richard Armitage, Ian McKellen, Orlando Bloom, Evangeline Lilly, Benedict Cumberbatch
My rating: 9/10

"Do not talk to me of dragon fire."



Director: John Hughes
Starring: Emilio Estevez, Ally Sheedy, Judd Nelson, Molly Ringwald, Anthony Michael Hall
My rating: 9/10

"We're all pretty bizarre. Some of us are just better at hiding it, that's all."


Director: Lars von Trier
Starring: Kirsten Dunst, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Kiefer Sutherland, Alexander Skarsgård
My rating: 8/10

"The earth is evil. We don't need to grieve for it."


Director: Richard Linklater
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Keanu Reeves, Woody Harrelson, Winona Ryder, Rory Cochrane
My rating: 10/10

"Total total total totally total total... total providence."


Director: Tarsem Singh
Starring: Lee Pace, Catinca Untaru
My rating: 9/10

"No. He had his fingers crossed. He has to die."




Brilliant! I love Lee Pace.
Director: Bharat Nalluri
Starring: Frances McDormand, Amy Adams, Lee Pace, Mark Strong
My rating: 7/10

"Yes. God help me, yes!"


Director: Sidney Lumet
Starring: Al Pacino, John Cazale, Charles Durning
My rating: 9/10

"I'm a Catholic, I don't want to hurt anybody."



Director: Jerry Schatzberg
Starring: Al Pacino, Kitty Winn
My rating: 8/10

"I was gonna marry you! You think I'd marry a whore?"



Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Starring: Al Pacino, Marlon Brando, James Caan, Robert Duvall, Diane Keaton, John Cazale
My rating: 10/10

"Look how they massacred my boy!"




I'm ashamed that I haven't seen this movie. This movie is brilliant and Al Pacino is amazing.
Director: Brian Percival
Starring: Sophie Nélisse, Geoffrey Rush, Emily Watson, Nico Liersch, Ben Schnetzer
My rating: 6/10

"I'm not ready. I want to grow up before I die."



Director: Wes Anderson
Starring: Ralph Fiennes, Edward Norton, Adrien Brody, Jeff Goldblum, F. Murray Abraham, Willem Dafoe, Tony Revolori, Tom Wilkinson, Jude Law, Saoirse Ronan, Harvey Keitel, Mathieu Amalric, Bill Murray, Léa Seydoux, Tilda Swinton, Jason Schwartzman, Owen Wilson
My rating: 8/10

"Did he just throw my cat out of the window?"




I love Anderson's world. The locations, colours, mood and actors are incredible and pleasurable. Edward Norton and Jeff Goldblum has always adorable. And I really like Adrien Brody in the film. There is much running and fighting and yelling and shooting but the movie is funny. But amid there is darker, sadder story.
Director: Dito Montiel
Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Shia LaBeouf, Channing Tatum, Chazz Palminteri, Dianne Wiest, Rosario Dawson, Eric Roberts
My rating: 9/10

"In the end - just like I said - I left everything, and everyone. But no one, no one has ever left me."




Director: Ruben Fleischer
Starring: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Emma Stone, Abigail Breslin, Bill Murray
My rating: 7/10

"Oh, my God. Oh, my God, I can't believe I shot Bill Murray."




Director: Tim Burton
Starring: Johnny Depp, Winona Ryder, Dianne Wiest
My rating: 8/10

"You see, before he came down here, it never snowed. And afterwards, it did. If he weren't up there now... I don't think it would be snowing."



Director: Anders Thomas Jensen
Starring: Mads Mikkelsen, Ulrich Thomsen
My rating: 7/10

"That's just plain rude!"



Director: Baz Luhrmann
Starring: Nicole Kidman, Ewan McGregor
My rating: 8/10

"Come what may, I will love you until my dying day."



Director: Ridley Scott
Starring: Harrison Ford, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, Daryl Hannah
My rating: 9/10

"All those moments will be lost in time... like tears in rain... Time to die."




Director: Stephen Frears
Starring: John Cusack, Jack Black, Iben Hjejle
My rating: 9/10

"Did I listen to pop music because I was miserable? Or was I miserable because I listened to pop music?"



Her

Director: Spike Jonze
Starring: Joaquin Phoenix, Amy Adams, Rooney Mara, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pratt, Scarlett Johansson
My rating: 9/10

"Sometimes I think I have felt everything I'm ever gonna feel. And from here on out, I'm not gonna feel anything new. Just lesser versions of what I've already felt."




Joaquin Phoenix is enthralling.
Director: Douglas McGrath
Starring: Toby Jones, Daniel Craig, Lee Pace, Sandra Bullock, Sigourney Weaver
My rating: 7/10

"What is punishment? Being in jail isn't punishment, if you didn't like it on the outside. And neither is death, if it was painful to live."




Director: Mike Mills
Starring: Ewan McGregor, Mélanie Laurent, Christopher Plummer
My rating: 10/10

"You make me laugh but it's not funny."



Director: Joel Coen&Ethan Coen
Starring: George Clooney, John Turturro, Tim Blake Nelson
My rating: 8/10

"Damn! We're in a tight spot!"



Director: Stephen Chbosky
Starring: Logan Lerman, Emma Watson, Ezra Miller
My rating: 8/10

"You see things and you understand. You're a wallflower."


Director: Ryan Murphy
Starring: Mark Ruffalo, Matthew Bomer, Jim Parsons, Julia Roberts, Alfred Molina
My rating: 8/10

"You cry and you cry until you think you can’t cry anymore. And then you cry some more."


Director: Fredrik Bond
Starring: Shia LaBeouf, Evan Rachel Wood, Mads Mikkelsen
My rating: 7/10

"If you find me tomorrow, I will kiss you."


Director: Lynne Ramsay
Starring: Ezra Miller, Tilda Swinton, John C. Reilly
My rating: 10/10

"Why would I not understand the context? I am the context."

"There is no point. That's the point."

"Eva: You don't look happy.
Kevin: Have I ever?"





WE NEED TO TALK ABOUT EZRA!
I love him. This movie is awesome. Tilda was amazing and Ezra was perfect. He is really talented. The film topic is very interesting and simultaneously frightening. Terribly disquieting.


Director: Peter Weir
Starring: Jim Carrey, Ed Harris, Laura Linney, Natascha McElhone, Noah Emmerich
My rating: 9/10

"Good morning, and in case I don't see ya, good afternoon, good evening, and good night!"




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Posted: 3 years, 7 months ago at Mar 26 13:01
Thanks for this list! I'm always looking for more to watch and this list has been a big help.
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Mar 31 19:00
I remember we kind of like the same actors, so I'm really happy to see that you love Lee !
Posted: 3 years, 6 months ago at Apr 5 18:04
Great list! I'm glad that you like The Fall. The story is heart-breaking. Lee Pace is amazing, but I truly admire Catinca Untaru! Tarsem Singh picked the perfect girl to play Alexandria.

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