Barry Lyndon is a 8.1 imdb rated movie, written, produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick. It has been released in 1975, and was based on the novel "The Luck of Barry Lyndon" written in 1844 by William Makepeace Thackeray, the author of the famous "Vanity Fair". It made the top 250 best of all times movies on the same imdb, which is great, considering even very low quality consumerist movies like The Avengers are figured on that list. Before telling more about it, I think that Barry Lyndon is … [Read more...]
Movies over 15 years old, highly appreciated by the critics, or obviously good!
With this movie, I initially wanted to start a new sub-category on "The Motion Picture", and I saw that its description already fitted other four movies as well. I have considered for years now, Once Upon a Time in America my favorite movie of all times. I'm not sure it still stays like that. It is a beautiful story, different from The Hoods, the book which was the inspiration. Harry Grey, (Herschel Goldberg), the book's author, is "Noodle", the main character in the movie, played by De … [Read more...]
Apparently, everyone seeing the trailer can say that this is another Eddie Murphy movie, and more than that, it got Martin Lawrence in it. I can say that this is the best movie with Eddie Murphy I've ever seen. I like his acting and his talent, even if he starred in a lot of flops as well. This one, Life, is a profound drama with a rating which is less than deserved. I'm afraid people expected a comedy, maybe quite a typical Murphy comedy, and they were disappointed by watching a serious movie … [Read more...]
A refreshing Swedish film from 1998, an European answer to American Pie... It was brilliant. This will be a short post about a teen movie. They were kids, they were disoriented, they were crazy but that was normal at their age. It's not normal to think it's funny to mug a retired person, but it was just a figure, a stylish one, nothing more. [source - this one and the rest of the pics in this post] It is a 7.7 imdb rated movie. It won some awards, especially in Europe: Best Foreign … [Read more...]
This is a documentary directed by Al Pacino in 1996, having a very catchy tagline: "A four hundred year old work-in-progress." The main benefit is that it shows how interesting Shakespeare can be, it's a try to spread Shakespeare through the masses with the great movie actor star, Al Pacino. A good version of villain Richard, nice choice for the rest of the characters, exceptionally created. They even went all the way to England, to show us William Shakespeare's bed and to let Frederic Kimball's … [Read more...]
What ever was thought about the Real Estate business, one needs schooling, one needs spontaneity and presence of spirit along with the little spark of luck necessary everywhere in life, it is indeed, “a tough rocket”, as Alec Baldwin says here in one of the best performances he ever did on the big screen. In the small and undeveloped countries where the newbie thinks he can make a living by selling real estate, is even tougher, because the average guy doesn't have the education to make a … [Read more...]