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Watched in 2017 (with pics, notes, lists)

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January

People who added this item 527 Average listal rating (379 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 7
Passengers (2016)

It's supposed to be a tribute to Stanley Kubrick - a little of 2001: A Space Odyssey, the bar set resambling the one in Shining - but actually Passengers is disappointing, often boring and generally closer to a young adult flick than a real sci-fi movie.
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February


It's Tim Burton, whatever it means. The story - based on a YA fantasy novel - is meaningful: it's about embracing and valuing diversity. But as a movie, it doesn't add any originality in Burton's works.
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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1
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People who added this item 300 Average listal rating (184 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
Jackie (2016)

The correlation between reality and fiction, the sublimation of facts in legend, is the supporting and obsessive theme of the whole movie. A definitely inflated theme that Larraín, however, is able to deal by bringing the film in a border area, creating a hybrid work that mixes the accuracy of the documentary with a theatrical mis-en-scene... [full review in Italian here]
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People who added this item 496 Average listal rating (321 ratings) 5.6 IMDB Rating 6.1
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March

People who added this item 22 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.8

The meanest character Dany Boon has ever played. But still funny.
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I honestly expected more. It's enjoyable, ok, great visual effects, and Eddie Redmayne is in it, but it seems not to have a real plot so I eventually got bored.
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April

People who added this item 283 Average listal rating (205 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 6.7
The Guest (2014)

Surely entertaining. There's a lot of suspense. But there's also a lot of those moments... you know, when you can't decide between "seriously!?", "wtf!?" and "are you freaking kidding me!?" So I guess my review should be: !?
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People who added this item 1019 Average listal rating (609 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
Taking Lives (2004)

Extremely predictable and kind of boring.
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People who added this item 1016 Average listal rating (715 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 7.5

Superman 2.0 with the same three bad guys and time travel. And you know what? It's good!
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People who added this item 142 Average listal rating (91 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.8
Masterminds (2016)

Absolutely crazy. And stupid. Yay!!!
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People who added this item 529 Average listal rating (362 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.9
Frantic (1988)
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People who added this item 4388 Average listal rating (2838 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9

Great performance by Meryl Streep, good Anne Hathaway and Stanley Tucci. But I hate the fashion world and the first part of the movie is really, really annoying.
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People who added this item 342 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 883 Average listal rating (543 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 5.8
Noah (2014)
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People who added this item 145 Average listal rating (99 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.9
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May

People who added this item 16 Average listal rating (9 ratings) 5.4 IMDB Rating 5.3
The Ticket (2017)

A parable enhanced by Dan Stevens' performance. But the pace too slow and the end too predictable ruin everything.
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People who added this item 195 Average listal rating (137 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.2
Colossal (2017)

Colossal is the movie you'd never expect. It promises to be a monster movie, but it's not. It promises to be the classic stupid comedy, but it's not. It promises to talk about the alcohol "monster" but it's real theme is every way a man can be violent against women, and even how a woman can be violent to herself... [full review in Italian here]
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People who added this item 904 Average listal rating (620 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8
La La Land (2016)

Fatti a nnòmina e vo cùcchiti (Sicilian for "make a name and go to bed", it means that once you have a famous name the actual quality of your work doesn't really matter). Gorgeous, gorgeous cinematography but such a cheesy plot with some boring dialogs. Ryan Gosling is always good. Emma Stone... well, she's so nice.
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People who added this item 666 Average listal rating (453 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 7.1
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June

People who added this item 204 Average listal rating (120 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Child 44 (2015)
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July

People who added this item 3737 Average listal rating (2499 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 1017 Average listal rating (601 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 5.5
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August

People who added this item 8 Average listal rating (4 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 5.4

Not the most original movie in the world. The same old story about turning back time and try to fix what's wrong in the present.
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People who added this item 14 Average listal rating (6 ratings) 4.8 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 12 Average listal rating (7 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.2
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Super slow, with a boring plot and extra annoying main characters.
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People who added this item 158 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.8
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People who added this item 163 Average listal rating (100 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.2
Brubaker (1980)
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Seriously??? I figured out who the killer was and how it was going to end in about ten minutes. Wasted time :(
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People who added this item 60 Average listal rating (41 ratings) 4.5 IMDB Rating 5.4
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People who added this item 967 Average listal rating (694 ratings) 7.2 IMDB Rating 7.6
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People who added this item 41 Average listal rating (15 ratings) 5.8 IMDB Rating 6.1

What a drag! A good idea developed in such a boring way. Some good monologues don't save the whole movie.
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People who added this item 973 Average listal rating (715 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.9
Arrival (2016)

Fascinating concept, script, cinematography. And good performances. But the pace is way too slow.
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People who added this item 431 Average listal rating (288 ratings) 6.5 IMDB Rating 6.8
Serial Mom (1994)
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September

People who added this item 88 Average listal rating (55 ratings) 5.5 IMDB Rating 6.2
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People who added this item 942 Average listal rating (573 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.4
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People who added this item 19 Average listal rating (10 ratings) 5.3 IMDB Rating 4.8
Kill Switch (2017)
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October

People who added this item 6 Average listal rating (5 ratings) 5 IMDB Rating 6.6

A mediocre movie. Too bad, it was inspired by the life of a great artist such as Andrea Bocelli.
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People who added this item 2045 Average listal rating (1364 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.8
The Game (1997)
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People who added this item 500 Average listal rating (304 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.3
Incendies (2011)

Powerful. Painful. In one word: splendid.
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Watched because it's shot in my hometown, Catania, in quarters I've never been. A strong and moving story, and overall it's a good movie. Too bad for the unrefined style (but it's directorial debut), some hole plots and a little confusing timelines.
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November

People who added this item 33 Average listal rating (19 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
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People who added this item 97 Average listal rating (58 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7
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December

People who added this item 669 Average listal rating (492 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.8
The Babadook (2014)
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People who added this item 23 Average listal rating (11 ratings) 5.2 IMDB Rating 6.3
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