What movie did you watch last week? (04/09-04/15)
I mainly watched a Netflix TV show this week so I decided to share with you some of the best movies I saw a few days before the IMDB boards were shutdown.
Sandy Wexler(Netflix 2017): I wouldn't like to be the actual guy whom Adam Sandler was portraying because it was one of the worst characterization ever. Highly irritating, I warn you. There was some funny situations, some good cameos but that's about it. 90% of the movie feels cheap. Since I quitted 1h20mins into it (there was still 40mins to go!) but I might come back and finish it when I'll be bored, I'll give it 3/10
13 reasons why (Netflix 2017): 10/13 episodes watched. It's good and there is no bad episodes but there is no great one either. I started my binging strong and then it slowed in the past week because it's getting a little bit repetitive and heavy-handed. (I started watching it 3 weeks ago.)
Close encounter of the third kind (1977 DVD Directors cut): It was my first time seeing it and I would qualify it of pure entertainment. Just fun throughout. The acting was adequate, the special effects were great indeed, the music worked well, the overall ambiance was unique and there was not one dull moment. I bought the collector edition for nine bucks and I'm very happy I did it. 8/10
Apocalypse now (1979 bluray): I meant to knock one big title off my watchlist and it was either this or the godfather. I'm very glad I picked this one. It's a true war masterpiece and an instant favourite. As you learned in last week's thread, The doors is my favorite band so right off the start, I was pleased. I started with the original version but after an hour in, I thought it was going by so fast that I switched to the redux version. Ahh yeah, a 3 hour grand voyage. The cinematography is stunningly beautiful, the story is gripping and there is so much attention to details. There's choppers, lights, a boat, flares, guns, smoke, a tiger, playboy bunnies, acid tabs, weed and wonderful people. I mean, what's not to like? Or love? Duvall has great lines like " Charlie don't surf" or "I love the smell of napalm in the morning." Beats both Platoon and Saving Pvt. Ryan. 10/10
C.R.A.Z.Y. (2005 DVD): it's my second favorite French-Canadian movie but probably the best Quebec movie ever made. It took Jean-Marc Vallée 10 years to write this masterpiece. Top notch on all levels. 9.5/10
Children of men: I am discovering this director and I am just amazed by him. The way he shoots the scenes make them feel so real it's scary. I went into this one blindly, as I never watched the trailer, and found myself glued to my seat as it unfolded marvellously. Every single thing that happens on the screen has an effect on me. From the acting to the story to the cinematography (oh! The cinematography!) everything was pretty much flawless. I had heard a lot of praises about this movie but always had my doubts. I was wrong and they were right. It's gripping, breathtaking and unique. Un chef-d'oeuvre mon ami. Right up there, underneath The Pianist. 9/10