Focus captured my attention especially because of its atypical approach. It is a mixture of romance, action, comedy, crime and drama, very entertainingly supported by the main characters. I have to confess that I am not a huge Will Smith fan, but in this movie I quite liked him. Margot Robbie attracted me after she recently hosted Saturday Night Live. I found her a little forced out in her role in The Wolf of Wall Street, much too ready for overnight stardom in Hollywood, but here, in Focus, she … [Read more...]
Movies of all kind from an artistic point of view, reviews or opinions.
Miss Sloane is probably the best movie produced in 2016 that I have had the pleasure to watch. Excepting a nudge for Jessica Chastain at the Golden Globes 2017, for Best Female in a Drama, this exceptional political thriller went almost unnoticed by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS). A real pity, because as much as I like Emma Stone in almost all the movies she plays, she didn't deserve the recent Oscar she got. Something went fishy this year at the Oscars, reason that … [Read more...]
Jason Bourne 2016 came as an interesting revelation after the previous movies in the franchise. It is better welded in structure with a much simpler plot than any of Robert Ludlum's novels. As I remember, I don't recall Ludlum's plots in the previous releases. They were an amalgam of 100% action and violence without an explanatory motivation. Now, with this one here, you don't need explanations. The characters are new, and the plot is simple. More than that, it is acted with no holes, and no … [Read more...]
La La Land is... wow! Such an incredible soap, a soap balloon, a delusion. There must be something wrong with me, or it is that Damien Chazelle has made a pact with the devil, like that guy in Shortcut to Happiness, "Jabez Stone" (played by Alec Baldwin). Boys and girls, I don't get it, how it received so many Golden Globes, why is all the fuss, and why such a huge imdb rate (8.8 at the time I write this review)? I think I'm missing something. [source for all pics: imdb.com] Prologue - … [Read more...]
The 2017 Golden Globe Awards were hosted on January 8 by one of the funniest guy in television at the moment, the former "Saturday Night Live" actor, "The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon"'s maker, Jimmy Fallon himself. He did this for the first time. The ceremony took place at the Beverly Hilton hotel in Beverly Hills. [The source of pictures not specified separately is imdb.com] [source: latimes.com] Below you have the list of nominees and winners, without my comments for the moment. … [Read more...]
Top 100 imdb is something I really try every year to publish here, on Rodolfo Grimaldi Blog, and I'm very happy when that's possible. I hope you don't mind if some of the stars who aren't for the first time present in the top, have the same old picture, or that other stars have no picture at all. Actually, this post is more of a list with my own comments. I assure you it's not the easiest kind of article to do. Top 100 imdb 2016 1. Margot Robbie [source of all pictures: … [Read more...]