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Added by Mustanaamio7 on 1 Jan 2020 07:51
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Mustanaamio7's Movie Diary 2020

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People who added this item 411 Average listal rating (238 ratings) 8 IMDB Rating 8.1
31.12. 2020

Ingmar Bergman's powerful study of religion and depression tells about a priest who gives some inconsiderate advices to a depressed man. Before the priest realizes his terrible mistake, it's already too late. Bergman's realism is thought-provoking and hard-hitting. "Winter Light" is obviously anti-religious film but it also criticizes unhealthy dependence in general. One of the characters is an old maid who is desperately trying to flirt with the priest. In one of the most memorable scenes of the film the priest finally reveals his true feelings regarding the old maid and his revelation is both shocking and impressive in its honesty. Dependence on imaginary omnipotent being is just as harmful as being dependent on any disturbed individual.
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People who added this item 167 Average listal rating (121 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
29.12. 2020

Two lovers try to find happiness at the time of Cold War. Singing and dancing bring some joy to their lives during depressing times. "Cold War" is a beautiful film with nothing original to say. The story feels mostly aimless and the main characters are just bland stereotypes.
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People who added this item 414 Average listal rating (299 ratings) 4.9 IMDB Rating 5.4
Annabelle (2014)
28.12. 2020

"Annabelle" is a typical modern horror film inspired by "The Conjuring", another equally predictable and cliched film. It tells about an ordinary middle class family that is terrorized by a creepy doll. Nothing much else happens in the plot. The best thing about "Annabelle" is that it reminds you of much better and more memorable horror films like "Rosemary's Baby" and "The Exorcist".
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People who added this item 4719 Average listal rating (3229 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.4
27.12. 2020

Humanity faces the biggest climate change crisis of all time and people must try to survive in extreme conditions while politicans pretend that they are doing something about it. "The Day After Tomorrow" tells about an important and current subject in an exaggerated way. This time US president is not an any kind of superhero that saves the humanity but just as clueless and incompetent character as he would be in real life as well.
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People who added this item 5060 Average listal rating (3436 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 7
25.12. 2020

A boy neglected by his father finds a mysterious board game and starts playing it with his friend with fateful consequences. 26 years lated two other kids find the game and they unsuspectingly release total chaos. "Jumanji" used to be one of my favorite films as a kid but nowadays it looks really clumsy and dated. It's probably possible to get some enjoyment out of it if you are able to shut your brains off for two hours.
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People who added this item 303 Average listal rating (213 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 6.9
All Is Lost (2013)
24.12. 2020

An old sailor fights for his life at sea encountering all the possible challenges. Redford does a fine job in the main role but the film has zero originality. "All Is Lost" is based on a very simple idea which is not a necessarily bad thing but when all the ideas in the film have been recycled countless times before it's hard to get excited about anything that happens in the film.
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People who added this item 209 Average listal rating (140 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.6
23.12. 2020

"The Lost City of Z" isn't even nearly as exciting as it looks like. The main character is a British explorer who finds evidence of a lost civilization in the uncharted jungles of Amazon. He becomes obsessed with finding the lost city known as "Z" and even though many people mock him, he is determined to reach his ambitious goal. "The Lost City of Z" is based on a true story and that's probably more exciting than this heavy-handed film. It's almost like the director wasn't sure if he was making a drama or adventure film.
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People who added this item 7 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 7.1
Echo (2019)
19.12. 2020

"Bergmál" is not a plot-driven film but series of totally random and bit confusing moments in the lives of Icelandic people preparing for Christmas. Just like ordinary life, sometimes those moments are confusing, sometimes dramatic or boring, but always at least somehow meaningful. The film is also a beautiful portrait of a cold but unique country.
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People who added this item 148 Average listal rating (54 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.7
Ecstasy (1933)
9.12. 2020

"Ecstasy" by Gustav Machatý is a revolutionary melodrama that wasn't afraid to break boundaries. Machatý's rich and expressive style makes it truly powerful and memorable experience. Especially great thing about the film is that it is pure cinema, and by this I mean that there's nothing theatrical about it. It also doesn't look like a filmed book. The story is certainly classical story about tragic love but Machatý's methods make it shine in an inimitable way.
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People who added this item 954 Average listal rating (621 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
6.12. 2020

Four men are are enjoying a canoe trip until a shocking incident involving aggressive mountain men changes their life forever. "Deliverance" is certainly an exciting adventure film and also some kind of a thriller, but it is also a study of collision between civilized and primitive culture. Threatening and surprising situations in uncharted environment may turn even civilized men into savages. The film also has a sensible environmental message: the main characters decide to take a canoe trip simply because the river is still there and soon a dam project is going to destroy it.
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People who added this item 6458 Average listal rating (4508 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Mask (1994)
4.12. 2020

A bank clerk who is not satisfied with his life founds a magical mask that turns him into a green and confident freak. "The Mask" heavily relies on Jim Carrey's energetic performance and completely absurd humour, which is not necessarily a problem but the special effects haven't aged well at all. The film also tries to explain how all of us actually wear some kind of a mask in our daily lives, but you can hardly expect any seriously thought-provoking psychological examinations from this kind of film.
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People who added this item 77 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.6
The Party (2017)
4.12. 2020

A politician wants to celebrate her success but all the people invited to the party have their own problems and secrets which causes all kinds of problems. I'm not sure why this film was shot in black and white. It seems to be just a trick without any real purpose. The basis of the film reminds me of Ingmar Bergman's poignant human relationship films but it's too bad that this party stops right when it starts to become interesting.
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People who added this item 178 Average listal rating (102 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1
Gloria (1980)
30.11. 2020

A tough woman with criminal past must reluctantly protect a kid after his family got killed by gangsters. The two main characters have some fun and emotional moments together while they are escaping the gangsters but these few nice scenes don't save the film from awkward directing and aimless story. The ending is also disappointingly abrupt and it is not the only moment in this poorly written film that lacks proper explanations.
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.5
27.11. 2020

A widowed Jewish man fights for the custody of his son while desperately trying to uphold ancient traditions. "Menashe" has lots of potential but it is disappointing as a critical film because it seems to stop before it properly even starts. I guess the screenwriter just ran out of ideas or maybe he just got lazy.
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People who added this item 278 Average listal rating (166 ratings) 7.7 IMDB Rating 7.1
27.11. 2020

Walter Hill's action classic "The Driver" is based on a simple but gripping premise: Ryan O'Neal plays a professional getaway driver who is one of the best at his job. An annoying and corrupted cop wants to catch him by any means necessary. No one could've played the main character better in this film than O'Neal. He is almost emotionless all the time and that's exactly why he is so impressive. His character isn't only fearless but also smart and it's almost impossible to guess what he is going to do next. "The Driver" is one of those rare admirable films that keeps you genuinely excited from beginning to end because it doesn't rely on boring cliches but more natural human behavior.
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17.11. 2020

"Night at the Museum: Secret of the Tomb" is a movie so silly that it is actually hard to describe. There are simply no ideas that Hollywood wouldn't consider too moronic. This sequel repeats the ideas of the first film without any originality: the main character, who is a night security guard, have to defend the museum and its magical creatures and prevent total chaos. The jokes are lame and the messy story never goes anywhere. There are better ways to waste your time than watching this trainwreck of a movie.
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People who added this item 49 Average listal rating (28 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.7
11.11. 2020

Angry Maharaja captures the two lovers after they failed to escape and imprisons them. The brutal leader plans to make Seetha the dancer a new Maharani but he is so blinded by jealousy and hate that he isn't able to see all the scheming around him. The second part of Fritz Lang's "the Indian Epic" presents a miniature version of a capitalist society: rich and corrupted elite rules everything and troublesome sick people are forced to live in a cave under the luxurious palace. Political corruption and lust for life are both presented in the film as powerful forces that threaten even the most merciless leaders.
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10.11. 2020

An Indian Maharaja hires a German architect to build a temple for him but the hero gets in trouble when he falls in love with Maharaja's dancer he saved from a man-eating tiger. The betrayal reveals Maharaja's true nature. Fritz Lang's colorful and atmospheric Indian epic offers exotic locations, impressive settings, mystery, romance, and exciting situations in a perfectly balanced package. The film has everything that an unforgettable and shamelessly adventurous film needs and nothing more, and nothing less. Lang truly was the master of many genres.
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People who added this item 135 Average listal rating (88 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.3
29.10. 2020

Scottish protestants don't accept their new catholic queen Mary Stuart who is a devout follower of the Pope. Eventually political scheming seals Mary's fate. John Ford made better film about the same subject but the newest film also has its moments. Politics, religion, and passion has always been a dangerous combination.
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (46 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 4.7
25.10. 2020

The hero and his famous talking car save the day once again. The almost nonexistent story is set in year 2000, which is at least a little bit interesting detail in this otherwise totally irrelevant film. This is really nothing but just one TV episode stretched into a full feature film.
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People who added this item 1164 Average listal rating (739 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.5
8MM (1999)
16.10. 2020

An old widow hires a private detective to find out the truth behind the disturbing film she found from her husband's collection. The film seems to depict a brutal murder of a young woman and the private detective ends up in all sorts of troubles while exploring the darkest side of humanity. Schumacher's thriller has many good elements but it feels unbalanced and somehow aimless. Near the end the film turns into a generic vigilante film but the atmosphere is still mostly quite captivating in a warped way.
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13.10. 2020

"Spider-Man: Far from Home" shows Peter Parker doing what he always does: He fights against the bad guys while desperately trying to protect his identity. Only the locations are different than usual because now the main characters destroy famous European cities instead of American ones.
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People who added this item 2698 Average listal rating (1709 ratings) 5.1 IMDB Rating 4.9
11.10. 2020

The Angels meet their old friend and they also learn some other surprising things about their past. Everything about this sequel is so over the top that it is just ridiculous. Sometimes more everything isn't simply enough.
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People who added this item 4057 Average listal rating (2671 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.6
11.10. 2020

Three female agents who always execute their missions with incredible accuracy and smoothness confront an especially challenging enemy. "Charlie's Angels" is shot like a music video which is a bit distracting at times but the film still works as shamelessly shallow and light entertainment.
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People who added this item 174 Average listal rating (119 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.8
24.9. 2020

"Bombshell" tells the true story about three women who managed to pluck up courage in order to fight against their abusers. The film doesn't have anything new to say about media industry and its problems. It just presents some very obvious facts and that's about it.
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People who added this item 734 Average listal rating (539 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Under Siege (1992)
23.9. 2020

Only a chef who is also a professional martial artist can save the day when vicious criminals capture a battleship. Seagal's best film doesn't have any dull moments although it has some gratuitous ones, not that they are necessarily problematic. There's also a nice balance between fast-paced action scenes and comical moments.
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People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 3.4 IMDB Rating 4.7
22.9. 2020

"It Came from the Desert" is a special kind of a science fiction film. It is a Finnish production that is based on the old 80s video game with the same name. One problem with the film is that it has a little bit too many bike driving scenes. Other than that, "It Came from the Desert" is quite predictable but somewhat enjoyable and it's probably the best film based on a video game along with the first "Resident Evil" film. Giants ants are quite impressive creatures.
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21.9. 2020

I don't think the person who wrote the script for this film is a history expert: according to "One Million Years B.C." humans and dinosaurs existed at the same time. Human ancestors may have existed over million years ago but they certainly didn't look like Racquel Welch. Not that there's anything wrong with her. Obviously you shouldn't take a film like this too seriously and it actually provides at least some fascinating moments for viewers interested in camp cinema.
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People who added this item 1765 Average listal rating (1172 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.2
Deep Impact (1998)
21.9. 2020

A giant meteor is going to collide with Earth and people can do nothing but hope for the best and prepare for the worst. The director Mimi Leder made a surprisingly good film about a difficult subject. "Deep Impact" avoids the most distracting cliches: it is a touching film but not too preachy nor sentimental. It also has a good balance between human relationships and nightmarish catastrophy sequences.
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People who added this item 6630 Average listal rating (4704 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 8.5
Gladiator (2000)
20.9. 2020

Even though "Gladiator" doesn't have much to do with real history it is still easily one of the most memorable achievements by Ridley Scott. The film simply delivers what it promises. The bombastic and unforgettable soundtrack supports the action-packed story about a general who became a gladiator and political scheming is smoothly connected to the revenge plot. The ending is a great example on how the ending can be both sad and uplifting at the same time.
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People who added this item 2390 Average listal rating (1537 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
19.9. 2020

A bullied boy escapes miserable reality to fantasy world with a magical book. "The Neverending Story" feels like a bit too short but humour and charming old fashioned special effects manages to keep the film stable enough. This film could be classified as a statement against cynicism.
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19.9. 2020

Once again a cyborg arrives from the future to protect John Connor while another even more technologically advanced female cyborg tries to kill him. "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" provides some decent new laughs but the plot structure is mostly the same as in the two previous Terminator films. At least the ending is pleasantly surprising.
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People who added this item 996 Average listal rating (675 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.1
17.9. 2020

The humankind has failed to fight against the climate change and now all the humans are living in a train powered by a mysterious source. The train has been divided into two different classes: the poor people living in misery and the rich people living in luxury. Finally the poor people decide that they have suffered enough and they start to revolt in order to regain their power and dignity.

There's nothing new about the premise of "Snowpiercer" and the plot is so predictable and full of absurdities that it's hard to take seriously. The film is also unnecessarily slow at times. The high quality special effects aren't enough to save the film.
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People who added this item 621 Average listal rating (391 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.3
12.9. 2020

"Bound" is an erotic thriller that Hitchcock would've appreciated. The Wachowski brothers focus on thrills and atmosphere instead of talking and that's why the film works so well. This is definitely their best film and also one of the best thrillers of the '90s.

The directors don't waste time when they introduce the characters and the overall tone of the film is set early during the first scenes: A lesbian plumber Corky meets seductive Violet and her gangster boyfriend in the elevator and the women instantly know that they can't resist each other. After one intimate night they want to start a new life together but they need money and Violet's boyfriend have 2 million dollars that could be useful. However, stealing from gangsters isn't an easy task.

"Bound" doesn't have any specific message to tell but it revolves around themes that will always be relevant and inspiring. "Bound" is atmosheric and very captivating film without being too over the top and it accurately and shamelessly shows us how desire for sex and money controls people. It's also good that lesbian characters in the film aren't some walking stereotypes but real people.
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People who added this item 43 Average listal rating (32 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 4.8
7.9. 2020

A horny French woman and her equally desperate husband are living in an open relationship which means that they can fuck who ever they want to without any consequences. That's also the only thing that happens in this awful movie. Officially "Emmanuelle 2" is a sequel but it is so repetitive that as well it could be a remake. The film embraces shallow lifestyle and racist stereotypes: all the Asian women are either prostitutes or masseuses and all the non-white characters are nothing but faithful servants for rich white people. Absolutely nothing meaningful happens in the worthless plot and suddenly the film just ends really abruptly before making any sense.
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People who added this item 1200 Average listal rating (849 ratings) 5.7 IMDB Rating 6.3
Predator 2 (1990)
5.9. 2020

A tough L.A. cop searches for the merciless killer that leaves mutilated bodies everywhere while the city is being ravaged by territorial gang wars. "Predator 2" is almost as effective as the more famous first film and the city is just as thrilling environment as the jungle. It is a fascinating idea that humans with all their weaknesses and petty issues are really nothing compared to way more powerful species from the outer space.
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People who added this item 2591 Average listal rating (1877 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
Predator (1987)
4.9. 2020

A rescue team encounters an unfathomable evil in the jungle and a rescue mission suddenly turns into a bloody nightmare. "Predator" is one of the darker action films of the '80s. It doesn't explain much but the atmosphere is so tense that it's not necessary either.
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1.9. 2020

The famous Terminator sequel isn't any more logical than the first film but it sends a honest message and smoothly paced action scenes makes you forget some irrelevant flaws. The film looks incredibly modern still after almost 30 years since its release. Many modern action films have worse effects and stunts than this one.
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People who added this item 53 Average listal rating (38 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
29.8. 2020

"Betoniyö" is a film that wanders around for a while and then it just ends. I'm not sure if anything in the film made any sense at all. I'm not sure if the director herself knew what she was trying to say. I guess you could say that the film looks good but that is such a mundane thing to say that it doesn't really mean anything. Painted white walls can also look good and watching them is about as interesting as watching this pretentious film.
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People who added this item 155 Average listal rating (110 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.5
28.8. 2020

An aged film director examines his past while planning his new film project. Almodóvar's film looks gorgeous but it is riddled with cliches and it isn't especially profound in any way. "Pain & Glory" is probably important to its director because the main subject is very personal to him but the film still seems kind of pointless and even repetitive at times.
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People who added this item 79 Average listal rating (53 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.4
27.8. 2020

A baker struggling with his business hires an elderly woman to help him after being impressed by her new recipe. A schoolgirl who is unsure of her own future plans also likes the new recipe. "Sweet Bean" is a small-scale but beautiful film from Japan. The story emphasizes the importance of short but meaningful moments in life. Cherry trees blossoms while the human characters are just waiting what the future might throw in their way.
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People who added this item 1153 Average listal rating (716 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 5.5
26.8. 2020

A sexy and psychotic murderer wants to bring her killer doll boyfriend back alive so that they could finally get married and they force a young couple to help them. Horror comedy is a challenging genre but "Bride of Chucky" is slightly better than average even though the film is mostly based on characters getting killed in several more or less imaginative ways. Jennifer Tilly is especially fascinating in her seductive role.
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23.8. 2020

Hellboy and his equally weird friends must fight against an evil prince and prevent him from executing his devious plan. "Hellboy II: The Golden Army" is a completely forgettable film and it's not even trying to create anything new. It only exists to remind us how irrelevant Hollywood is nowadays.
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People who added this item 859 Average listal rating (585 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.1
19.8. 2020

A Chinese martial art master meets a young black woman coincidentally and soon the two heroes find out that they are in the middle of a bloody gang war. Unbelievable martial art skills are obviously crucial when danger is lurking around every corner. The fast-paced and violent action film focuses on exaggarated fight scenes and mildly entertaining comedic routines. The plot is very basic and very thin which is a shame because Aaliyah and Jet Li could've actually been a really fun and unique couple.
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People who added this item 95 Average listal rating (62 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.2
15.8. 2020

Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy are trying to regain their old success but new audiences are hard to please and Oliver's health condition is also a problem. "Stan & Ollie" tries to please viewers by recycling old gags but everything in the film seems too calculated and kind of false.
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People who added this item 369 Average listal rating (269 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.5
14.8. 2020

The friends from the first film meet as adults and finally decide to destroy the creature that has been haunting them. An unnecessarily long film doesn't have anything to offer except endless amounts of jumpscares, weird scenes, and contrived story. Horror films are supposed to be scary but "IT: Chapter Two" only scares viewers with boredom.
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People who added this item 237 Average listal rating (167 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.3
Force Majeure (2014)
10.8. 2020

A family survives an avalance but disagreements regarding the things that happened during the incident start breaking the happy family apart. The main message of the film is so obvious that some viewers might think that they missed something crucial but I don't think they did. Acting irrationally in tight situations is natural for humans like the film suggests but I wouldn't consider that an especially original insight.
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People who added this item 174 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
9.8. 2020

A female cop struggles with keeping in touch with reality as she tries to track down a sadistic serial killer and rapist. Argento's psychological thriller has some interesting elements and correct observations regarding human mind but the film feels nonetheless awkwardly directed.
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8.8. 2020

Captain Sirocco is a pirate and a revolutionary who prepares to fight against a corrupt chief of police and save the people of Capri. The main character of "The Pirates of Capri" is like a pirate version of Zorro. Edgar G. Ulmer's film focuses more on atmosphere and political scheming instead of action but it isn't any less captivating than more famous swashbuckler films. "The Pirates of Capri" was entirely filmed in Italy which makes it especially authentic and unique cult classic.
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People who added this item 239 Average listal rating (154 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.7
6.8. 2020

A doctor becomes a vengeful and influential pirate after escaping from slavery. Curtiz's adventure film is a pleasantly balanced and still entertaining classic. The film tells that even though the pirates were obviously savages and they did many condemnable things, they were still just small-time criminals compared to the bloodthirsty political leaders with much more power.
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