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Added by johanlefourbe on 28 Dec 2019 12:36

1001 Movies ... my own version (2000's)

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People who added this item 3071 Average listal rating (2017 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.8

Notes: First of all, this movie was really gorgeous and it was something really unexpected from Ang Lee, considering he just directed a Western (‘Ride with Devil’), a 70's drama (‘The Ice Storm’) and a periode piece (‘Sense and sensibility’). The first time I saw this movie, it was my first contact with the wuxia genre and I really liked this flick, it gave also a new international exposure to this genre and many really neat movies followed like 'Hero' and 'House of Flying Daggers' both directed by Zhang Yimou. To be honest, after all these years, I was actually rather surprised by how small the scope actually was. Indeed, except for a fight scene in a restaurant, you usually get only a handful of characters involved. It doesn't mean that it was an issue and I especially enjoyed the sweet and gentle relationship between Li Mu Bai an Yu Shu Lien. Eventually, they would release a sequel 16 years later, produced by Netflix, but I have some serious doubts that it is really worth a look but maybe I will check it out at some point.
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People who added this item 1277 Average listal rating (722 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.2
Audition (2000)

Notes: Even though it has been ages since I have seen this flick, I will probably never forget it. Indeed, I have seen more than 6000 movies in my life so far and it is easily the most horrible one I have ever seen. If I recall it correctly, I actually saw this flick back then when I was living in England in the movie theater when it was released at the time. To be honest, I wonder how I actually ended up watching this movie but it turned out be an unforgettable experience, that’s for sure. Basically, it started as something rather gentle but, at some point, it got weirder and weirder and, towards the end, it pretty much turned into a massive nightmare. Indeed, the whole thing was just so horrifying and, compared to this movie, 'Saw' or 'Hostel' were just pretty much some Disney features. I must admit that the beginning was rather slow and innocent but it made the shocking ending even more effective. In my opinion, it is not only horrible but it has also a fascinating story and the whole thing was just really spellbinding to behold.
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People who added this item 3513 Average listal rating (2400 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.3
Snatch (2000)

Notes: Back in those days, after directing 'Lock, Stock and Two Smoking Barrels' and this movie, Guy Ritchie was considered one of the most promising directors. Unfortunately, he made afterwards the terrible 'Swept away'. Since then, his career has recovered thanks first to ‘RocknRolla’ and above all to ‘Sherlock Holmes’ but you can't say he has really fulfilled all those great expectations. Still, this second directing effort was just brilliant. Indeed, I thought it was just a hilarious movie, completely entertaining and it was also very well made. Indeed, the visuals and direction were just great, the story was just so damned entertaining from the beginning until the end with some awesome one-liners. There was also a bunch of actors present who all gave some great performances ( Benicio Del Toro, Dennis Farina, Vinnie Jones, Brad Pitt, Rade Serbedzija, Jason Statham, Ewen Bremner, Jason Flemyng). Later on, Guy Ritchie tried to get the same vibe with 'RocknRolla' but even though it was enjoyable, in my opinion, it never reached the level of this classic. I hope someday Ritchie will blow me away again like this....
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People who added this item 4760 Average listal rating (3024 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.3

Notes: In fact, I actually saw the damned thing when it was released and, ever since then, Darren Aronofsky has always been one of the most intriguing directors at work. During this period, most of his movies have been critically heralded but this sophomore effort remains his best movie in my opinion. Above all, the directing was top-notch and, after rewatching this flick, I was surprised to discover that it was actually pretty much a psychological horror flick with a very ominous beginning and such a relentless and hardcore ending. For all the actors involved (Ellen Burstyn, Jared Leto, Jennifer Connelly, Marlon Wayans), it was basically the highest point of their career and they have never been better than in this flick. Hell, who would have thought that Marlon Wayans, of all people, could deliver such an impressive performance?!? Visually, it was just really impressive and, even though the video-clip esthetics might be deemed superficial, I think it was a great way to show the heightened feeling or vision of someone being under the influence of drugs.
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People who added this item 5145 Average listal rating (3419 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.4
Memento (2000)

Notes: The funny thing is that, when this movie was released, back then I was living in England, the trailer didn't really impress me. Honestly, I thought it looked like any other convoluted dark thriller with a guy with some weird tattoos. A year later, I was back in France renting a movie with my best friend and we had no idea what to watch. My friend suggested this because there was absolutely nothing else and we both had no idea what it was about. Eventually, we started the damned thing and it took us at least 15 minutes to figure out the weird structure but then, we were both hooked. The funny thing is that we were at his house and even though we started with only the two of us, every 15 minutes, someone else would show up so we would stop the movie, explain what was going on and further move on. At the end, we were like 6 people watching this flick, none of us had heard from it before but we were all mesmerized. Basically, I think this movie is really amazing. At the end, you are so confused. I'm sure a lot of people are annoyed by this but I just love this feeling. Even though you have more information than Leonard, the main character, at the end, it still remains a big blur. How long has been he on the run ? 1 year ? 2 years ? longer ? How many John D. has he killed ? Was his wife killed or did he made that up ? So many questions remain even if you watch the movies 20 times. I just think it is fascinating and even after multiple re-watch, I still remains flawless. There were even some hilarious bits, funnier than most of the lame comedies I have watched. Of course, there are some plot-holes. For example, with his disease, Leonard shouldn't be aware that he has this sickness and he shouldn't even know what is tattoos or his pictures mean. Furthermore, he always forget precisely at the right moment so that the movie could be properly edited. In my opinion, those are minor flaws though, and to me, this movie is pretty damned amazing.
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People who added this item 1617 Average listal rating (981 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.1
Amores Perros (2000)

Notes: I remember very well the 1st time I saw this movie. Indeed, back then, I was living in England and, I think after seeing the trailer, I thought it could be a cool movie. Eventually, it turned out to be even better that I expected and I was really blown away by the damned thing. Basicallly, it was some of the most amazing directing debut I have ever seen and, from this point and I became a huge fan of Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu's work, In fact, even though Inarritu became one of the most interesting directors at work nowadays and even though he kept making some great movies, this movie is still my favorite one. Indeed, the story was just spellbinding, the acting was pretty good (Gael Garcia Bernal gave here one of his first parts) and of course, the directing was really impressive. For a directing début, Inarritu displayed some amazing confidence. Concerning the 3 tales displayed, the 1st one was far the best and they could focus the whole movie on this part. The 2nd was the least effective but the final part was really neat as well. Anyway, back in those days, there was not yet this overdose of hyperlink features and, at the time, I thought it was just a spellbinding gimmick.
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People who added this item 1712 Average listal rating (1072 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.6
Traffic (2001)

Notes: By now, I have seen most of the movies directed by Steven Soderbergh and this movie still remains my favorite one from this director. To be honest, I have to admit that it wasn't really flawless though. The main issue I had was with the storyline involving Erika Christensen. I mean, it was a good idea to focus on some drug addict but why did they choose some white rich girl when most of the victims of drug addiction are actually black and poor? I can imagine that, since there were already so many characters and so many subplots involved, they had to squeeze somehow a drug addict somewhere but this girl was hardly representative of your average junkie. A part from that, the rest was some really strong stuff though, especially the part involving Benicio Del Toro who finally got some recognition for his talent as he won an Academy Award for his performance. For Steven Soderbergh, even though almost all his movies have a strong concept, they sometimes end up being rather half-baked but, with this movie, he managed to keep it tight, realistic and quite fascinating until the very end.
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People who added this item 6517 Average listal rating (4689 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8

Notes: Like most of the Pixar pictures, I have seen this one in the theater and it was probably the first Pixar movie I showed to my youngest daughter. Even though it might be overlooked and considered a mere kids flick, it is actually enjoyable for anyone. Indeed, even though it is now almost 20 years old, the animation still looks great. Especially the main characters, James Sullivan and Mike Wazowski, those guys just looked really awesome. Back in those days, they were still struggling to provide some human beings that looked fine but those monsters all looked pretty neat. Furthermore, the story was really entertaining filled with hilarious characters. As usual, Pixar tackled a concept which sounded promising but it is above all the sensitive and smart way they chose to handle this concept that makes this feature quite spellbinding to watch. More than a decade later, they would release a prequel which was decent enough but, like most of the recent sequels produced by Pixar, it was nothing really amazing though.
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People who added this item 147 Average listal rating (93 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.9

Notes: In the mid-90’s, Jacques Perrin produced the amazing ‘Microsmos’ which was an impressive critical success and it has became since then a deserved cult-classic. 5 years later, Perrin came back with another ambitious animal documentary and, this time, he was not only producer but also director. I even had the pleasure to see this movie in the movie theater when it was released in France. Anyway, even though it didn’t turn out to be a unique masterpiece like ‘Microsmos’, it was still pretty awesome to behold and I really liked the damned thing very much. Indeed, this time, we followed migratory birds going through thousands of kilometers during their journey sometimes even from pole to pole. Visually, it was just downright impressive. Indeed, they managed to film right next to the birds and, like ‘Microsmos’, there wasn't any annoying comment which was a real blessing. At the end of the day, the concept was maybe not really ground-breaking but the approach was just perfect and there was something quite poetic about the whole thing.
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People who added this item 279 Average listal rating (165 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.1

Notes: I think this movie has been terribly overlooked through the years (pretty much like ‘The Matador’, another brilliant movie starring Brosnan). Indeed, Pierce Brosnan obviously became very famous thanks to James Bond but if you wonder if he is able to actually act, you should definitely check this movie. Indeed, even though Brosnan was once again playing a spy, it was definitely a different kind of spy this time and the end-result was quite spellbinding to behold. Geoffrey Rush, another dependable actor, was also really good and, together, they made for a great sleazy and murky duo. To top the cast, you had Jamie Lee Curtis to play the femme fatale between those 2 guys and she was much more interesting than the usual bimbos that you might get instead. Eventually, I thought it was a fascinating story with some very good directing, in fact I even think it might be John Boorman’s best movie and it was even better than ‘Point Blank’, ‘Deliverance’ or ‘Excalibur’.
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People who added this item 4562 Average listal rating (3082 ratings) 8.4 IMDB Rating 8.6
Spirited Away (2001)

Notes: By now, I have seen all the movies directed by Hayao Miyazaki and, after watching his flicks, I must admit it, most of them didn’t really blow me away. I mean, they were all pretty good, the hand-drawn animation displayed was nothing short of marvelous but, to be honest, I always have a hard time to get into his stories. Still, there was one major exception though and it was this masterpiece which I just really loved. Indeed, I have all respect for the Disney animated features and they definitely made some great pictures but, in my opinion, Hayao Miyazaki displayed here so much more imagination and this feature was just so much more spellbinding. Once again, it was visually amazing but, for once, the story was just so fascinating. Indeed, not only did Miyazaki deliver a fascinating world but also he gave us a dark and thrilling tale with some quiet moments and some frenetic action. Furthermore, the pacing which be can challenging in most of Ghibli productions was just flawless here. Another major improvement was that the main character was quite complex and I really cared about what she was going through. It is interesting to note that my wife thought it would be too dark for my kids but I still made all my children watched this flick when they were very young and they were all mesmerized.
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People who added this item 5741 Average listal rating (3875 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Donnie Darko (2002)

Notes: It must be one of the biggest cult-classics released since the beginning of this millennium, even if some viewers really didn’t care for the damned thing at all. I have to admit it, it is actually rather difficult to discuss this movie since the whole thing is pretty weird and rather messed-up and, in fact, even Jake Gyllenhaal himself admitted that he had no idea what the movie was about. What Richard Kelly managed to do is to mix a believable teenage reality with some really dark fantasy and, somehow, even though half of the movie was almost impossible to follow, the end-result was still quite fascinating to behold which was quite an achievement. After 5 long years, as a follow-up, Richard Kelly would come up with another major mind-f*ck feature (‘Southland Tales’) but it turned out to be a massive critical failure and his career never really recovered from the blow.
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People who added this item 723 Average listal rating (403 ratings) 6.3 IMDB Rating 6.7

Notes: It has been a while since I have seen this flick and I will definitely re-watch it whenever I get the opportunity. The saddest thing about this flick is that it was Roger Avary only 2nd directing effort after a 20 long years and I hope the guy will come up some day with something new (apparently, he did release a new movie in 2019 but it was barely seen and it didn't get much love). I thought that his directing debut ‘Killing Zoe’ was really solid but this second directing effort really impressed me. Indeed, it must be the darkest but also the most compelling depiction of the college life I have ever seen. First of all, you had a very interesting cast filled up with some up-and-coming actors (James Van Der Beek, Shannyn Sossamon, Jessica Biel, Kip Pardue, Kate Bosworth, Ian Somerhalder, Jay Baruchel, Thomas Ian Nicholas, Clifton Collins Jr.). Above all, I really loved the tone. I mean, there was truly a lot of despicable stuff going on and, yet, the whole thing was always entertaining and I thought that those really flawed and messed up characters were quite fascinating to behold. Concerning James Van Der Beek, I’m pretty sure it is the only interesting flick I have seen starring this guy.
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People who added this item 186 Average listal rating (92 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6
The Son (2002)

Notes: To be honest, even though 'Rosetta' did manage to win the Golden Palm at the Cannes Film Festival, I really had a hard time to care about the damned thing. However, afterwards, I really enjoyed all the other movies directed by the Dardenne brothers and this one must be my favorite one. Indeed, Olivier Gourmet who appeared very often in their movies, had this time the lead part and the guy gave here a really amazing performance. Like the directing, his performance was subtle and understated and it was just a marvel to watch. This time, the Dardenne brothers managed here to combine a social drama with a thriller and the end-result was just spellbinding to behold. Obviously, you shouldn't expect any shootings, chases or explosions. Instead, you get a character driven picture which went very deep to show the emotional and psychological turmoil of the characters. Eventually, you won't get any (easy) answers but a deep reflection on human nature but that's more valuable than any action scenes, at least, in my opinion.
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People who added this item 881 Average listal rating (506 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.6

Notes: I saw ‘Lady Vengeance’ as well but even though I did like it, I thought it was slightly underwhelming but since I really loved ‘Oldboy’, I was really eager to complete Chan-wook Park’s revenge trilogy. On top of that, I did watch the first half of this movie many years ago and I can’t believe it took me so long to finally see the whole damned thing. Well, I really liked it, that’s for sure. I mean, I have to admit it, ‘Oldboy’ remains by far the best movie in this trilogy but this first installment was really solid as well. Indeed, in contrary to ‘Lady Vengeance’ which tried awkwardly to mix different genres, it worked very well this time. Indeed, the whole thing is some kind of weird mix of drama, thriller and comedy but it was just quite spellbinding to watch. Basically, you spent the first half of the movie with the deaf-dumb young boy and then the second half with the father of the victim and you can’t really take side at any point. However, even though by now I’m rather used to Chan-wook Park’s style, I must admit that the violence was quite relentless and if you are too sensitive, you should rather skip on this one.
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People who added this item 1543 Average listal rating (1042 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.9

Notes: Nowadays, we don’t hear much from Michael Moore but there was a time when the guy was the most successful documentary maker in the world. Basically, it is with this movie that he got his breakthrough and, even though I always enjoyed his work, this movie was much better than anything he has ever done before or after his career. Indeed, the whole thing was just fascinating to behold and I would go as far as saying that it is pretty much my favorite documentary. I mean, sure, I’m well aware of the fact that Michael Moore has been accused of being dishonest and of manulating his material and, obviously, the whole thing was seriously biased but it didn't matter to me. So many years later, we still hear on a regular basis such horrible stories coming from the USA and, for most of the Europeans like me, it is rather difficult to understand why they are still attached to their antic gun laws after so many lives have been lost so pointlessly. Anyway, in my opinion, this movie is at the same time entertaining, moving and educating.
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People who added this item 5843 Average listal rating (4042 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 8.1

Notes: Beforehand, I was expecting a fun flick but I wasn't expecting to be blown away like that. Fist of all, the true story on which the movie is based is just really amazing. Of course, I'm well aware that they must have made up a few things but it still is an amazing story. Personally, I thought it would be a typical Spielberg effort, you know, very well made and entertaining but rather shallow and not really deep. So, I was really amazed when I realised that they devoted a lot of time and energy in developping the psychological torment lived by the main character. It was just fascinating to behold. Furthermore, there was actually a darker mood than what you usually get in your typical Spielberg production and this approach was more than welcome. Finally, there was a great cast (Leonardo DiCaprio, Tom Hanks, Christopher Walken, Martin Sheen, Nathalie Baye, Amy Adams, James Brolin, Jennifer Garner), above all, Christopher Walken was, as usual, completely stealing the show every single time he was on the screen. Eventually, it has actually become one of my favorite Spielberg films.
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People who added this item 830 Average listal rating (521 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8

Notes: I was fortunate enough to see this movie before 'The Departed'. I remember, back in those days, I kept hearing about this flick so I was really eager to check it out. I first missed it when it was on TV but then managed to borrow the DVD from my sister and I was seriously not disappointed. In my opinion, even if Scorsese's version was pretty good, I easily prefer this movie anyway. Indeed, the directing was really impressive, there was some great acting provided by the whole cast, especially by Tony Leung and Andy Lau and, above all, I thought the story was quite fascinating. I preferred this version because the directing was less flashy and they didn't try to explain verbally every single actions. Here, the behavior and body language of the protagonists were enough and expanded the fascinating aspect provided by this mesmerizing flick. Personally, except for providing a new set, the US version didn't add much to the whole thing and even though it is indeed a pretty good remake, it still feel like a rather unnecessary US remake just like 'The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo' directed by David Fincher.
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People who added this item 3148 Average listal rating (2017 ratings) 8.3 IMDB Rating 8.6
City of God (2002)

Notes: Honestly, I was just completely blown away and I would go as far as saying that it is one of the best movies I have ever seen. First of all, the way it was shot was really impressive. Indeed, this movie is really stylized but also quite realistic at the same time which is something rather unique, it has some complex shots and nice visuals but it remains raw at the core. But it is not one of those movies with some nice visuals but rather tedious, no, here, the story keeps you on the edge from the beginning until the very end and it was just quite fascinating. I thought that the characters were all intriguing, even the smaller ones, and even though there were many characters, it was so well written that you could easily follow what was going on and who’s who and who was doing what. How they managed to make such an entertaining and insightful movie in one of the most dangerous places on earth is quite a marvel and a mystery to me.
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People who added this item 2029 Average listal rating (1236 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
Adaptation. (2002)

Notes: I do remember quite well when it came out. Indeed, back then, ‘Being John Malkovich’ had become a big cult-classic but, to be honest, even though I did like how wild and original it was, it didn’t completely convince me. However, with this follow-up, Spike Jonze and Charlie Kaufman really managed to blow me away. Indeed, it was once again a really wild and surrealist tale but, in contrary to ‘Being John Malkovich’, it managed to keep my attention until the very end. Seriously, I don’t think I haver seen a movie managing so well to mix fiction and reality. You could say that the makers already tried something similar with ‘Being John Malkovich’ but it worked much better here and the end-result was just spellbinding. For example, I just loved how Charlie Kaufman created a fictitious twin brother who also got credited for writing this movie. I know a lot of people trash Nicolas Cage and it is true that most of his recent movies were completely worthless but, back in those days, he gave a hell of a double performance for this movie.
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People who added this item 511 Average listal rating (301 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.3

Notes: To be honest, the first time around, I found it really difficult to judge this movie. Indeed, before watching this, I only heard tremendous things about it, so I had some huge expectations. Unfortunately, I was then a little bit disappointed. I mean, I was not really familiar with Todd Haynes' work back then but I must admit it was really well directed with some terrific set design and costumes. Furthermore, there was a top-notch cast and they all gave some really solid performances. The only issue I had was that the story didn't really blow me away. I mean, it was interesting, that's for sure, but still not quite fascinating. I don't know, maybe I was a little bit annoyed by the fact that, somehow, it seems rather easy to make such a movie 50 years later and I thought it was rather arrogant to show how messed up those characters were compared to how much more 'evolved' we have become. It may have had a huge impact if it would have been released 50 or 60 years ago but what is the revelance in our modern world? However, after rewatching the damned thing, I was more able to appreciate it though. Basically, it is a reminder that not everything used to be better in the past, as some people seems to believe and I was more touched by what the characters were going though this time around. Furthermore, I was finally able to see the brilliance of making a traditional 50's melodrama but dealing with modern themes such as homosexuality and interracial romances.
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People who added this item 268 Average listal rating (112 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4

Notes: For how long Terry Gilliam had been trying to make this movie? For more than 2 decades I guess, and, in the mean time, he had directed 4 other movies (‘The Brothers Grimm’, ‘Tideland’, ‘The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus’ and 'The Zero Theorem'). Since this documentary was made, Gilliam tried again a couple of times to launch this project, once with Robert Duvall and Ewan McGregor in the leads. A later attempt,, starring this time John Hurt and Jack O’Connell, was supposed to be shooting in 2016 but I was cancelled again. Eventually, he finally managed to finish up with Jonathan Pryce and Adam Driver playing the leads though. Anyway, coming back to our main feature, it is probably one of the best documentaries ever made about film making and we get here a pretty good glimpse of Gilliam’s dream project which he struggle so much to finish. I sure would have loved to see this version starring Jean Rochefort, Johnny Depp and Vanessa Paradis but it wasn't meant to be and, to be honest, after all these years, I’m afraid Gilliam will just make something quickly just to get rid off of this nightmarish project (and, indeed, the final product 'The Man Who Killed Don Quixote' released in 2018 turned out to be rather disappointing).
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People who added this item 2022 Average listal rating (1370 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.9
Hero (2002)

Notes: This flick is probably one of the last Asian flicks that I have seen that truly blew me away. Recently, I have re-watched it with my step-son. Honestly, I don't know why but I thought it could be a fun movie to watch with him. Eventually, I'm afraid he wished there were more fighting scenes and I think the poor fellow was rather bored by the whole thing. Anyway, just like the previous times I watched it, I really loved it. To be honest, I'm not big fan of Jet Li and this movie is probably the only one he made that I really enjoyed. Basically, the story was really entertaining but, most of all, it has to be one of the most gorgeous movies I have ever seen. Indeed, every single scene was basically a beautiful canvas and the whole movie was an impressive combination of sword fighting, music, calligraphy, conspiracies and love intrigues. It also reminded me of another great Asian movie, 'Rashomon', in the way that the same events was displayed from 3 different perspectives.
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Notes: I remember perfectly when I saw this flick the first time. Back then, I just started to live in the Netherlands and I came back to France for the Christmas holidays. For the 1st installment, my best buddy had no idea what to expect but, this time, he was just dying to watch this follow-up. Therefore, we planned to watch this one and we went once again with a group of friends. Anyway, it was definitely pretty awesome, I was really starting to feel the epicness of the whole thing and, in my opinion, it was actually better than 'The Fellowship'. Indeed, this time, there was no need to introduce the characters and most of the movie was filled with some amazing battle scenes. On top of that, there was still one major character who was finally properly introduced and it was Gollum. Basically, it was the first time that such a 3 dimensional and compelling character was created through CGI and motion capture and it was just truly mind-blowing. It was totally revolutionary and we should give credit to both Jackson and Serkis for this amazing work. So, it was better than the previous installment but, of course, those 3 movies should be seen as one huge epic story.
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People who added this item 124 Average listal rating (67 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.5

Notes: To be honest, it has been a while since I have seen this movie and I should probably re-watch it at some point. Still, I remember it very well, I even saw it in the movie theater when it was released. First of all, even though, by now, I have managed to watch most of the movies directed by Mike Leigh, I have to admit that, even though I admire his work, I have actually never been a huge fan. As a matter of fact, I would go as far as saying that 'Secrets & Lies' and 'Topsy-Turvy' were actually fairly disappointing. Still, there is one exception though and, with this movie, Mike Leigh finally managed to really blow me away. The funny thing is that, the damned thing pretty much looked like a typical Mike Leigh feature as it was taking place in a very grim ands realistic social environment in England. The big difference was that the whole thing was rather quite heartbreaking but also spellbinding to watch and I was really fascinated by those characters. I thought that Timothy Spall was also really strong in this movie.
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People who added this item 38 Average listal rating (23 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Twin Sisters (2002)

Notes: Since I have been living in the Netherlands, I have been watching many Dutch movies but, to be honest, the Dutch film industry is actually rather disappointing. I mean, they are not really productive and, on top of that, most of those movies actually flop at the box-office, except for the family features and some high profile book adaptations. This movie definitely belonged to the 2nd category but I thought it was actually really good. Indeed, my wife made me see it and we actually both liked it a lot. I mean, sure, it remains a rather straightforward WWII drama and the genre is pretty much a typical genre in the Netherlands but I thought this one clearly stood out from the rest. Eventually, it was a popular and critical success in the Netherlands where it won the Golden Calf of the best Dutch movie of the year. It was even noticed abroad as it was nominated for the Best Foreign film Academy Award but it didn't win eventually. Basically, even though the story was a little bit far-fetched, it was really compelling to watch.
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Notes: Not so long ago, I saw 'Suburbicon' and even though there was a pretty good buzz about this flick before its release, it turned out to be a flop and I was really amazed about how underwhelming the whole thing was Basically, it was by far the weakest directing effort delivered by George Clooney and his previous directing effort, 'The Monuments Men', was hardly much better. It's just too bad because I actually really loved his directing debut and, back then, it seemed to be the birth of a great new director. The first thing I loved about this flick was the story which I found really fascinating. Indeed, I really loved the way Clooney approached this material. Basically, they didn't really care if it was true, they just took what sounded awesome, removed the dull bits and this mix was just seriously entertaining. The second masterstroke was to give the lead to Sam Rockwell who was just great here and it is really surprising that the guy, almost 20 years later, is still so criminally underrated. Eventually, I was really surprised that, with such a weird messed-up story, Clooney managed to make something so secure and so well balanced, especially since it was his first movie as a director.
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People who added this item 37 Average listal rating (16 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 6.8
Son frère (2003)

Notes: Patrice Chéreau is not really a famous director abroad but he is really highly regarded in France. He has directed among other things ‘La Reine Margot’ which was a huge critical success when it was released. Anyway, he is definitely an intriguing director so I was really eager to check this flick. Even though it might be his most obscure movie I have seen so far, it might the best one he has made. Indeed, he developed such fascinating characters with those two brothers, it was quite spellbinding to watch. Furthermore, the two actors, Bruno Todeschini and Éric Caravaca, were both really good. The fact that I had never heard of them before (even though Bruno Todeschini seemed familiar) made it even easier to focus on their characters since I didn’t have any recollection of a previous performance. To be honest, the whole thing is rather bleak and depressing so it is not a feel good movie whatsoever but I didn’t really care since it is a seriously deep feature dealing with death, love, forgiveness and kinship and it was downright fascinating to behold.
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People who added this item 250 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8

Notes: Eventually, I was really impressed by the damned thing. To be honest, I have no actual interest in mountain climbing whatsoever and I believe it is one of those hazardous hobbies which seem rather pointless to me. On top of that, since both men were there to tell this story 20 years later, then you pretty much knew beforehand how it would all end. And, yet, in spite all this, it was just fascinating and sometimes even rather excruciating to see. I mean, at first, when they went up there, it seemed really hard but still doable but, as there was still more than one hour of running time, I was pretty sure that something pretty nasty would happen at some point. And, indeed, when those climbers went down, it turned to be a real nightmare. I won’t go into details but what happened up there was just incredible and one of the greatest tales of human survival I have ever seen.
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People who added this item 1777 Average listal rating (1117 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7

Notes: I remember it very well, when this movie was released, it was quite a critical success so I was really eager to check it out and I had some pretty big expectations. Eventually, to be honest, even though I did enjoy it and thought it was indeed pretty good, I was expecting a little bit more from this flick. I mean, sure, the clash between the Eastern and Western world was very interesting and this movie allows the viewer to think about it thoroughly, also in a funny a way but, at the end, I couldn’t help thinking that the whole thing was indeed quite clever but not much more than that. Surprisingly, even though he reached worldwide acclaim with this movie, the director Wolfgang Becker didn’t do much afterwards and, finally in 2015, he did come up with a follow-up (it’s called ‘Ich und Kaminski’, it is once again starring Daniel Brühl in the lead and it does sound pretty cool).
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People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (14 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 0

Notes: Ever since I moved to the Netherlands, I have been interested in Dutch movies. Unfortunately, after 10 years, I must admit that I am rather disappointed by the Dutch movie industry. I mean, basically, they produce between 20 and 30 movies every year and most of them are rather underwhelming. But there are some exceptions like this flick for example. Indeed, it is a very good crime movie, apparently based on some real life figures (even though it is not something that really matter in my opinion). To be honest, when I saw it, my Dutch was not really that great and I had a rather hard time to follow what the characters were saying (the fact that they had a very thick accent/dialect didn’t help either). Anyway, the Dutch movies are not very well know (except maybe for Paul Verhoeven's movie) but this one is quite awesome with a fascinating story and some great performances by the actors. It was the breakthrough for Tygo Gernandt, who became since then a very much in-demand actor in the Netherlands, even though I’m still waiting for something that great coming from him but the guy definitely had some potential.
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People who added this item 98 Average listal rating (65 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.1

Notes: To be honest, it is a rather obscure movie but since I have always been a big fan of the great Philip Seymour Hoffman, I was really eager to check it out. On top of that, it was dealing with a fascinating subject, compulsive gambling, and, even though this movie doesn’t seem to have a stellar reputation, I think it might be the best movie I have seen dealing with this subject. Seriously, I'm so amazed that this movie is not better known. Anyway, Hoffman definitely gave one of his best performances here and the whole thing was just merciless in showing the ordeal of those gamblers. I mean, even when the main character seems to have won enough to get out of trouble, he goes on with gambling until he loses everything ... and he eventually lost more than 10 million dollars !!!! Indeed, eventually, those gamblers never really care about winning or losing, they just want to play as long as they have some money, regardless of the consequences. Eventually, I thought it was a rather depressing but also fascinating study about human psychology.
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People who added this item 90 Average listal rating (30 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.3
In This World (2003)

Notes: Event though his track record is rather uneven (the guy is pretty much a workaholic, making very often 2 movies a year), I think Michael Winterbottom is quite a fascinating director and, in my opinion, He should get much more credit. Anyway, after his brilliant debut, ‘Butterfly Kiss’, this movie is easily his best feature and it deservedly won the Golben Bear at the 2003 Berlin film festival. Basically, the plot is rather simple, it follows a young boy (14-15 years old, I think) who goes from Pakistan to England, illegally. Even though you pretty much know from the start that this journey will be pretty hazardous, it was seriously dangerous, harrowing and just plain horrible to behold. Honestly, after seeing this movie, I'll bet you will have some doubts about the anti-immigration laws. Indeed, do they have any purpose, considering that if people live in despair, they will risk anything, even their life to find a better place to live with hope of a brighter future? Since then, Winterbottom has directed many interesting movies but none of them have been so good.
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People who added this item 456 Average listal rating (273 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
Whale Rider (2003)

Notes: First of all, I think it is important to point that, in my opinion, most movies involving kids or teenagers are usually rather uninspired and/or sugar-coated. In fact, there are honestly usually a waste of time, even for the children who happened to be their target audience. However, there are a few exceptions though and this movie is definitely one of them. Indeed, to start with the story was riveting but the performances (above all by Keisha Castle-Hughes) were all impressive. Basically, it was a very interesting movie about the clash between tradition and evolution. The best thing about this movie was that it was never condescending and the makers always managed to avoid taking up the easy way avoiding blandness and stereotypes. As a result, they delivered one of the most striking study of teenage anxiety intermingled with a fascinating view of where the Maori culture stands in our modern world.
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People who added this item 1524 Average listal rating (941 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.6
25th Hour (2003)

Notes: Honestly, it has been a while since I have seen this flick but I will definitely re-watch it at some point when I have the opportunity. The sad thing with this flick was it had been that the last real critical success for Spike Lee for a very long time but, fortunately, he made a mighty come-back recently with 'BlacKkKlansman'. Concerning Edward Norton, once hailed as the best actor of his generation, he has been making some rather disappointing movies the one after the other during the last decade and this movie was the last one he made which was really great. Coming back to our main feature, it is what you could call a character study, therefore, it is rather slow and nothing much really happened but it doesn't mean that the whole thing was anything short of spellbinding. Indeed, you get some really interesting characters thanks to a really impressive cast (Edward Norton, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Barry Pepper, Brian Cox, Rosario Dawson and Anna Paquin).
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People who added this item 1941 Average listal rating (1105 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8
Dogville (2003)

Notes: Even though I always found Lars Von Trier’s intriguing and I always had a lot of respect for his work, I still had a somewhat difficult relationship with this director. Indeed, it has been a while, but when I saw ‘Breaking the waves’, even though it was easily considered a masterpiece when it was released, I wasn’t really blown away. I mean, I thought it was interesting but also rather flawed and I felt the same thing with ‘Dancer in the Dark’. Still, there is one exception, one movie he made that I really loved and it was this flick. I’m not sure if it is really considered as one of Von Trier’s best movies but I thought it was really brilliant. Indeed, in my opinion, it is a very original movie, a very fascinating one and I was completely captivated by the story. The acting, the directing and even the set dressing were just great. To be honest, it is not the kind of project I would expect to see Nicole Kidman but she definitely displayed some balls to become involved in this movie and her performance was rather fearless (too bad she didn’t show up for the sequel ‘Manderlay’).
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People who added this item 3190 Average listal rating (2059 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.4
Oldboy (2003)

Notes: At some point, I had finally seen the other movies in Chan-wook Park’s ‘Revenge Trilogy’ and, to be honest, I was slightly disappointed by ‘Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance’ and even more by ‘Lady Vengeance’. Indeed, I was expecting a lot from these flicks because I was so blown away by ‘Oldboy’ which was the 2nd instalment in this trilogy. I remember it very well, when it was released, it was critically heralded, especially at the Cannes Film Festival and after hearing so many good things about it, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, I thought it was quite amazing and definitely one of the best thrillers I have ever seen. Personally, I usually don't like twists but the one developed in this movie didn't bother me at all, in the contrary. The reason why was that the story, the directing, the acting, everything was just spot on and the damned thing was just fascinating to behold. From that point, Chan-Wook Park had quite a successful international career and I especially enjoyed 'Ah-ga-ssi'.
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People who added this item 68 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.3

Notes: In my opinion, it is one of those movies that came and disappeared pretty quickly without being noticed but I think it is a shame because it really deserved more love. Indeed, I thought it was a fascinating movie about how Mario van Peebles's father directed his most famous movie (‘Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song’). Indeed, when you think about, it works on some many levels. On one hand, the making of the movie which was rather chaotic but also quite impressive, showing the determination of Melvin van Peebles to finish his movie. On the other hand, it displayed also the struggle of Mario van Peebles who, at the same time, had a deep respect for his father achievement but you can feel his resentment for his father because he went so far to finish his movie (for example, back then, Mario van Peebles was 13 years and had to play in a sex scene in this legendary picture which must have been rather traumatizing). Eventually, even though Mario van Peebles had quite a productive career as a director, this is by far his best movie.
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Notes: Like every year, I went back from Holland to France on Christmas holiday and I went to see this movie with my best buddy and some other friends. Personally, I really liked 'The Fellowship', I liked even more 'The Two Towers' and I thought this one was the best of them. Even though some complain that there were too many endings (and indeed I think that all those multiple endings took at least 30 minutes), I thought it was such a great conclusion. I mean, the action scenes were awesome but there were also many memorable bits. For example, each time I see the scene where Sam carries Frodo on top of Mount Doom, it just breaks my heart completely ('I can't carry it for you... but I can carry you!'). In my opinion, this whole trilogy is based on a huge built-up and this final installment is just a huge and mighty climax, ending one of the greatest tales put on the silver screen. Maybe in the 80's, they had The Star Wars trilogy but our generation can proudly say "We saw The Lord of the Rings back then when it came out and it was freaking awesome!!!". I can't wait to brag about it with my great children. Anyway, this trilogy is amazing and this last installment is, in my opinion, the best part, I have seen it many times and I never get tired of it.
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People who added this item 5496 Average listal rating (3627 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 8
Big Fish (2004)

Notes: In my opinion, it is probably the last great movie directed by Tim Burton, even maybe his best one ever. I mean, he has made some good flicks afterwards but never as inspired and inspiring as this one. The first time I saw it, I thought it was pretty good but I don't know why, the second time around, I thought it was just amazing and I was just blown away by the whole thing. The visuals, the directing, the performances,... Everything was pretty impressive. For once, the main character was not portrayed by Johnny Depp but by Ewan McGregor and I thought it was really refreshing (Especially when you see what Burton and Depp has done together between 2005 and 2012...). Furthermore, they had a really top cast and they all gave some solid performances. Above all, I thought it was such a deep, thougthful and inspiring tale which managed to intermingle life, death, love, truth, lie, and many other things. Since then, Tim Burton has spent his time adapting 2 famous books, a broadway show, a TV show and playing around with some puppets but I would be nice if he went looking again for some really original material.
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People who added this item 114 Average listal rating (56 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.5
Brothers (2004)

Notes: Since I kept hearing good things about this flick, I was really eager to check it out. Eventually, even though I liked it a lot, I still ended up with some mixed feelings about the whole thing. Basically, what bothered me was that the story started with two stereotypes and ended up with two other stereotypes. Indeed, it is actually pretty straightforward, the good brother became the bad brother and the bad brother became the good brother. Personally, it is not something that I found really interesting and it was honestly also rather predictable. So, this issue prevented the movie from becoming a huge masterpiece but it was still a very good movie though. Indeed, the directing was very good and efficient (Susanne Bier is definitely one of the best Danish directors at work nowadays) and above all thanks, the acting was just really awesome. I mean, honestly, who thought Connie Nielsen could be such a great actress? Up to that point, Nielsen was basically the love interest in many US productions, but for her very first Danish feature, she got a really juicy part and she really hit it out of the park. Ulrich Tomsen and Nikolaj Lie Kaas were just as brilliant as well.
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People who added this item 138 Average listal rating (70 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.7
Somersault (2004)

Notes: To be honest, I had no idea what to expect from this flick and the main reason I wanted to check it out was because there were a couple of decent actors involved. Apparently, it is some kind of Australian cult-classic and it made a clean sweep with the Australian Film Institute awards (the local Oscars) in 2004 winning in all 13 film categories. Well, I have to admit it, I was so surprised by this flick. Indeed, who would have thought that Sam Worthington could act so well ?!? While watching this flick, he was actually reminding me of Russell Crowe, another Australian actor who can display, at the same time, some masculinity and some sensitivity as well. Concerning Abbie Cornish who played the main character here, she was also quite impressive. Eventually, there was not much going on story-wise but of course, it was not the point here. In my opinion, it was more about the mood which was just mesmerizing thanks to some really solid directing.
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People who added this item 3163 Average listal rating (2073 ratings) 8.1 IMDB Rating 8.2

Notes: First of all, as usual with Hayao Miyazaki's work, the animation was nothing short of amazing. In my opinion, it is a real proof that hand-drawn animation can still produce some impressive work of Art and it definitely shouldn't be forgotten or let down. Furthermore, the story was quite really intriguing and entertained me throughout the whole thing and I especially enjoyed how all the characters who were very well defined and 3 dimensional. To be honest, by now, I have seen all the movies directed by Miyazaki but except for this one and ‘Spirited Away’, none of them really impressed me (yeah, even such major classics like ‘Princess Mononoke’ or ‘Nausicaa’). I don’t know, I did like those as well but I was missing something while watching them and I think the problem is that they were too lighthearted for my taste. Anyway, I really liked this flick and it is a gorgeous animated feature.
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People who added this item 1370 Average listal rating (841 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.8

Notes: I did try to follow Walter Salles' work but, honestly, he never really managed to became a great director. I mean, he made some pretty good movies but he never became one of the greatest and it is pretty much the same thing concerning Gael Garcia Bernal. Ever since I saw this young actor about 20 years ago in 'Amores Perros', I thought he was very talented and might become one of the most interesting actors of his generation but it honestly never really happened. Anyway, those two guys got here together to tell this tale about Che Guevarra. The most interesting thing about this historical figure is that there is absolutely no middle ground concerning him. I mean, he is considered either a role model, a legendary revolutionary figure fighting for the poor and the underprivileged or a blood thirsty dictator, a torturer who killed many innocent people. I always found this intriguing. Anyway, here, they chose a different approach and decided to tell the story of the young Guevarra way before the Cuban revolution. Personally, I really enjoyed this flick. Indeed, the directing was smooth and Bernal gave, as usual, a very good performance and it was just a rather fascinating story. After watching this flick, it seems hard to believe he became a heartfless killer but it is just a movie after all, not a history class.
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People who added this item 2694 Average listal rating (1803 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.5
Collateral (2004)

Notes: I guess most people would say that ‘Heat’ was and still is Michael Mann's best directing effort but this movie is definitely not far behind. Indeed, it was one hell of a thriller and it was one of the very few examples that, if Tom Cruise goes outside his comfort zone, the guy can be actually pretty terrific. Indeed, his character here was so much more fascinating than his usual boring heroes. Furthermore, the whole thing looked terrific and Mann managed to create here a spellbinding mood. To be honest, I don’t think the story really made sense though. I mean, why would a hit-man spend the whole night with a cab-driver? I mean, to use a cab to do a quick job, sure, why not, but to spend a whole night with the very same guy resulted for something quite entertaining but not really realistic. Still, this was a minor issue and it remains probably one of the best thrillers out there.
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People who added this item 1699 Average listal rating (1002 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8.1
Before Sunset (2004)

Notes: This movie is an exception. Indeed, there is a rule saying that a sequel should never be better than its predecessor but, fortunately, there are a few exceptions and this movie is one of them. Indeed, if I recall it correctly, ‘Before Sunrise’ was the first movie directed by Richard Linklater which I had the pleasure to watch and it was definitely a solid romantic feature. However, you could feel that Linklater was still inexperienced with the material (It was only his 4th directing effort and his first romantic outing). It was the same thing concerning Ethan Hawke and Julie Delpy. Their performances were pretty good and I believed in their characters but I thought that the whole thing was a little too self-conscious and pretentious. So, 10 years later, they came back with the same characters and they went back where they left it and the end-result was just quite impressive. Indeed, the director and both actors had grown older just like the characters and wrote together this impressive piece of work. Basically, just like the previous installment, there was not much action during the whole thing, just 2 characters talking to each other. It might sound dull but it was just the opposite, it was really spellbinding to watch. And this time, there were so many layers, the joy to see each other again, the bitterness about the missed opportunities, the frustration concerning their life, the love still lingering there somewhere and many more. In the first movie, it all ended in a rather melodramatic way but it fitted perfectly those characters at that moment in their life. This time, the ending was more ambiguous and, once again, an improvement.
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People who added this item 774 Average listal rating (445 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 8

Notes: To be honest, so far, I had some rather mixed feelings about Alejandro Amenabar's work. Indeed, I thought that 'Abre los Ojos' was pretty good but nothing really amazing and, in my opinion, 'The Others' was well made but eventually rather overrated. Anyway, this time, Amenabar didn't disappoint me, in the contrary, in fact, he really blew me away. It might seem morbid but I always thought that euthanasia was a really interesting subject. Indeed, if we are allowed to chose what we want to do with our life, why shouldn't we have the right to choose what we want to do with our own death? So, it is an interesting subject and this movie is definitely the best one about it. Indeed, the directing was really solid but I was above all blown away by Javier Bardem. A few years later, he eventually won a Oscar for 'No country for Old men' but I think this movie and his performance in this movie was actually much better.Anyway, it was a riveting story and Bardem gave his best performance.
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People who added this item 1640 Average listal rating (1024 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.2
Downfall (2004)

Notes: Eventually, I wasn't disappointed. Indeed, I thought it was really an amazing movie and I would go even further by saying that it is probably the last great war movie in my opinion.I remember, after watching it, I discussed it with my wife and she argued that the makers could have never known how the whole thing exactly happened. Personally, I think it is totally irrelevant though but it still seemed pretty convincing in my opinion. Basically, it is a fascinating study giving us the magnitude of the sheer madness of those guys. 70 years later, it remains difficult to comprehend that literally millions of people followed this guy and his ideology. That's also the other great thing about this flick, the impressive performance given by Bruno Ganz. Indeed, up to that point, the general perception I had of Adolf Hilter was one of a barking man during his distressing speeches. Here, Ganz managed to give him another dimension. I mean, the madness, the megalomania, it is all there but, and that's the most controversial aspect of this movie, they gave him some human features because, after all, he was also a human being with actual feelings which is a concept hard to believe and/or accept... Anyway, Bruno Ganz was brilliant and he must have been one of the most underrated actors ever.
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People who added this item 3384 Average listal rating (2090 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.5
The Aviator (2004)

Notes: Even though this flick tends to be overlooked, out of the all movies DiCaprio and Scorsese have made together, it is easily my favorite one. Indeed, I thought that the story was spellbinding, the directing, as expected, was just awesome and there was an impressive cast involved as well. Above all, I thought that Howard Hugues was such a fascinating character. Of course, I have no idea if this portrait was really faithful or not but I just loved this portrait of this tormented genius who was suffering from his obsessions. It was definitely one of the most neurotic figure I have seen in a movie and the fact that he was handsome, rich and brilliant made the whole thing even more spellbinding to watch. My only critic would be that towards the end the whole thing tend to loose some focus and it then drags down a little bit but, a part from that, it was pretty much flawless. Eventually, I think the main reason that it wasn’t a greater success was because the audience was still struggling to take Leonardo DiCaprio seriously. I mean, if they would make this movie today, I have no doubt that it would be a much bigger critical success.
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Notes: If you think that Jim Carrey is a bad actor, you should really watch this movie. Kate Winslet gave also a great performance and for a romantic story, I thought it was miles better than 'Titanic'. At least, you can't argue that it was a really innovative love story whereas 'Titanic' wasn't , even as classic as it can be. Above all, I thought that the directing and the story were amazing too and I think it is even one of the best movies ever made. Basically, it is one of a kind movie, a really far-out and surrealist romantic story and it was completely successful on every level. Ever since I watched this flick, I have been following Michel Gondry's career pretty closely and, unfortunately, even though he has made since then some interesting features, none of them ever reached that level of awesomeness. So far, in my opinion, with this movie, it is the only time that Gondry really managed to blend his amazing visual style with a great story. His other efforts were always visually impressive but the plot and/or the characters were always lacking something resulting in some decent movies but not much more than that, I'm afraid. Anyway, this one is a great flick though.
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