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Average User Score: 8.3Nov 2, 2018An incredibly painful disappointment. I had high hopes and great expectations for Bohemian Rhapsody but unfortunately this biopic simplyAn incredibly painful disappointment. I had high hopes and great expectations for Bohemian Rhapsody but unfortunately this biopic simply revels in its own ego turning into a few minutes of footage monumental moments of the band.
We have to be honest, you cannot compress a story like Queen's in 120 minutes. A story like that of Freddie Mercury and worse, I understand they don't focus on certain elements but they really only give less than 10 minutes to the creation of the song that gives the title to the film?
Rami Malek tries and he's the real support of this film but his performance is not great or memorable. His accent sounds quite fake and forced.
I have to say his performance isn't bad but he never manages to channel Mercury's personality.
The final part also disappointed me enough because it resorts to cheap sentimentality when the film reaches the point where Freddie finds out about his illness and when he shares it with his bandmates and especially focusing the final sequence on his Live Aid performance which it's exciting but when it ends, it ends abruptly and the film ends like that and to be honest what stays with you at the end of this film, is the feeling that it was just a simple opportunity to add a film to the name of the band.
About the comments that people is doing now of Sacha Baron Cohen's version which was more focused on sordid aspects of Mercury's private life, I can only say that I'm indifferent to it. The private life of any musician that I like doesn't matter to me at all, what matters to me is their work.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Nov 2, 2018This is a strange, disjointed and to a certain extent experimental film
It seems ironic that the film concentrates its themes on the death ofThis is a strange, disjointed and to a certain extent experimental film
It seems ironic that the film concentrates its themes on the death of old Hollywood and the avant-garde filmmakers considering this film and the film within it, transpire avant-garde elements in almost all its execution.
On The Other Side of the Wind is a film that will not satisfy any casual movie fan. I hate to sound pretentious but in this case it's like that. The film itself is enormously pretentious.
The whole story of its creative hell and all the time it took for the film to reach the screens, in this case Netflix, is an important factor to see it but hardly defining and doesn't speak at all about the final quality it.
It's evident that Orson Welles conceived an incredibly ambitious film but also muddled and a bit incoherent.
This film is a piece of cinematographic history and that's why it's a must-see for any respected film lover. Now add it that is a film by Orson Wells. His last film and its myth grows even more.
As of right now I admit I don't think it's a masterpiece as it was mentioned but it's a very interesting film and I also believe it will grow more with future revisits, which it deserves and needs.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.1Oct 25, 2018This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. Needless to say I was quite excited to see this film. I cannot call myself a true fan of the franchise but the original film is one of my biggest favorites in the horror genre.
David Gordon Green's Halloween is the sequel we always wanted for this saga and it's hilarious that it took so long to make it and although I must mention that I don't think it's a wonder, this Halloween is worthy of the name it bears.
This film goes back to that tone of the original and is violent and dark when it needs to be and Michael Myers becomes once again that mythical and terrifying figure, completely erasing the simplistic monster it became
If there's something I really liked about this entrie, it's its atmosphere. The atmosphere puts you in the place and the environment becomes another character. The film starts quite well and has a nice enough rhythm, it shows that this time there was more effort and work in the script, also has a solid performance of Jamie Lee Curtis, returning to the role that made her a mythical scream queen.
Certainly we must give credit to the franchise because they have already undone twice their own narrative and stories but at least this time it feels that this is the right path and the most important thing is that it doesn't go to unwanted ways nor tries to give it a different meaning as they did in the fourth, fifth and especially the sixth film. Halloween goes back to basics and it works great. Was that so hard?
But I also have to mention the flaws and this film has enough, especially because it carries old vices of previous films.
One. The huge passivity they have for Michael is incredible. A dangerous insane killer is loose in the same town where he committed his terrible murders and only 3 policemen are hunting him?.
Two, the damn streets completely deserted. On Halloween, seriously?
Three, Doctor Sartain's decision is simply ridiculous and feels stupid and artificial.
Please, this film is set in 2018, you can only relay a bit on the naivete of the viewer. The film also loses a bit of pace towards the ending especially because it's incredible that Laurie Strode prepared herself for 40 years and in just a few minutes Michael completely destroyed all her preparation with the exception of her trap cage.
But the film recovers, it's quite entertaining and satisfying. The music is a crucial element and John Carpenter achieves an excellent score with his collaborators and frankly I came out quite happy from the theater.
It's evident that there will be a sequel and I'm open and eager to see it if they continue with this rhythm and tone.
It's incredibly ironic that for a franchise that spawned seven sequels and a remake with its respective sequel never had a real quality continuation. It only took 37 years to get it but finally Halloween has a sequel worthy of its name and legacy.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.3Oct 25, 2018'' From where I come from I'm kinda of a loser too ''
That line of dialogue of the Symbiote told me everything I needed to know about this'' From where I come from I'm kinda of a loser too ''
That line of dialogue of the Symbiote told me everything I needed to know about this film and in terms of blockbusters Venom is definitely the biggest disappointment I've had this year.
Sony's greed was bigger than quality and instead of allowing Marvel to exploit the character inside the MCU - One of Spider-Man's biggest foes - they decided to make easy money making a film of him without Spider-Man. Success right?
But no, now we have just another discouraging film in the superhero genre. If it wasn't for Tom Hardy and Riz Ahmed, this film would have been a disaster of epic proportions.
Generic plot. Bad visual effects. Lousy music. Simplistic performances. Yes, a total failure.
And right now I say it. Morbius will be another failure. But will Sony learn? **** no.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.0Oct 22, 2018Certainly original. Certainly ambitious. Certainly pretentious and at times quite funny but I think this film tried to cover more than whatCertainly original. Certainly ambitious. Certainly pretentious and at times quite funny but I think this film tried to cover more than what its story could reach and although in a way I like its presentation, I felt that it was far from doing something more memorable.
I don't want people to misunderstand me because the film is good but comes a point when it gets lost and the message despite the innovative presentation is not new and is not like you need to be innovative every time you present a message already seen but I feel when the story reached the climax point it loses sight of what it was trying to say in a moment and it becomes more a psychedelic journey than a smart comedy as it seemed in the first instance.
But I can definitely recommend that you see it. Because I think that each one of you as a viewer will have their own vision of what this film is presenting and maybe you will find it more attractive.… Expand
Average User Score: 4.1Oct 22, 2018It will definitely appeal to the taste of the audiences to which it's addressed but in general terms is a very poor sequel and although IIt will definitely appeal to the taste of the audiences to which it's addressed but in general terms is a very poor sequel and although I didn't like the first one at all, at least that one had more comedy and entertainment, something scarce here and therefore it becomes another disappointment.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.3Oct 15, 2018A simple but solid romantic drama. Pretty good for lovers of the genre and also an interesting option for those who do not.
The argument isA simple but solid romantic drama. Pretty good for lovers of the genre and also an interesting option for those who do not.
The argument is good, simple and intelligent and the performances are also good enough. Excelling of course Lily James.
Predictable in most of its execution but the quality is optimal and sincerely the film is enjoyable and entertaining.
Another little surprise hidden in Netflix's catalog.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.1Oct 15, 2018In every sense interesting but failed in execution. Apostle had the weapons to become an extraordinary horror film but settled for theIn every sense interesting but failed in execution. Apostle had the weapons to become an extraordinary horror film but settled for the basics.
The biggest problems are its narrative, the slowness of it and how much of its excessive duration leaves aside what is the most important element of the plot.
It seems incredible to me that the film opens the first 25 minutes with a mystery that looks impressive and then gets lost for almost an hour in fairly trivial elements.
The only thing we know about the protagonist is his lack of faith because of the torture he received while spreading his religion. Beyond that we never go deep into it and when you have a film with 130 minutes of lenght and you don't develop more your characters, then that's problematic and when the story that should advance gets relegated until the final part, well I've gotta say Apostle becomes a slow-burner that abuses too much of its potential.
It definitely has things that redeem it. The film looks spectacular, the cinematography is excellent as well as the staging and the music. From its cast we have the always reliable Michael Sheen who makes a character that dominates the screen at every moment. The protagonist Dan Stevens doesn't do anything memorable but his work is solid. Perhaps the weakest link is Lucy Boynton who never feels in sync. I applaud also that the director stayed away from the frontal horror approach, yet more agility in that area would have helped him a lot to the rhythm of the film.
People where expecting a lot from Gareth Evans after his praised films The Raid 1 and 2 and although I must say that I'm not disappointed, the film was far from my expectations but it's still a good film and iit's another solid addition to Netflix's catalog who apparently were keeping the strong titles for the end of the year.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.9Oct 15, 2018A film that perhaps sounded pretty good on paper but ends up being a rather boring mix that pretty much goes nowhere and has narrative thatA film that perhaps sounded pretty good on paper but ends up being a rather boring mix that pretty much goes nowhere and has narrative that casually builds all its conflicts as the minutes progress.
Considering the cast, especially with Jodie Foster and Jeff Goldblum the failure of this film is is even more resonant because it's rookie director couln't get something more solid from the work of these actors, and also of the rest of the cast, therefore the ridiculous plot feels absurd and forgettable.
A really big disappointment.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.7Oct 15, 2018I's not superior to the original film but they are definitely on par. And that is something that very rarely and hardly can be said of anI's not superior to the original film but they are definitely on par. And that is something that very rarely and hardly can be said of an American remake of a foreign film.
Maggie Gyllenhaal offers the best performance of her career in many years and her work is a great reason to see this film. Whether you saw the original or not. It's worth it.… Expand