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The movie grows on you and you have to grow up to it, I think. I've watched it for the first time when I was like eleven years old and I've memorised the line "you don't have to do anything" the best. Hopefully it hasn't become my life credo ;) But the film shows it's actually better to do something, to believe in something (wheter it's Marx or God) than not want to get involved at all. And obviously to some crosspoints in your life you'll get for sure, one way or another...
Please pay attention to details to fully appreciate the ending.
Controversial, but brilliant movie
Surprisingly low rating for this film (3,7 as of this date) somehow mirrors current people's emotions in Poland and our election polls. Still it's a very good and daring film in my opinion, brilliantly although not super accuretely portraying Polish politics, media landscape and country's dominant rhetorical mode. The acting is top-notch. I was especially impressed by Antoni Królikowski, Zbigniew Zamachowski and Marcin Bosak in a smaller role playing someone who resembles todays Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki.
I think in the not so distant future the film will be either "blacklisted" and forgotten or it'll become a cult classic.
Difficult film to watch and to judge
Any "backlash" against #MeToo is difficult because unlike chasing Soviet spies among Hollywood's greatest talents during McCarthyism or burning witches the purpose of it is surely not absurd and wrong. But this film shows quite a few problematic things with the movement born as a hashtag. The biggest problem I see is the conscious choice of bypassing the official justice system. I mean Weinstein is awaiting a trial now and he surely hopes for a fair one. Only Paz de la Huerta seemed to understand that if you were ready to go on Twitter or before cameras with your accusations, you should make at least a symbolic attempt at approaching the prosecutors to simply maintain some credibility. Other big problems are gossips and inside jokes treated as evidences of guilt. I think the film is premature to put it gently and quite morally questionable despite its noble intentions. "Leaving Neverland" comes to mind, although surely not a premature film - quite the opposite.
A Rainy Day in New York (2019)
Not a masterpiece, but not worthy of any censorship either
The movie has quite a strange period feeling and maybe this artistic tool was intentional. Everybody uses smartphones already, but for conversations only. No Twitter, no other social media... Some jokes were actually a bit tasteless, very atypical for Woody Allen. A couple of chuckles throughout the movie, typical Woody Allen. Ellen Fanning had the best lines and she was the best overall. Liev Schreiber was very good also with the material he was given. Cinematography is beautiful and perfect for a rom-com - warm, bright, sparkling and full of colours. Chalamet was just wooden and dull. That was the first performance by him I've seen and I don't want to judge him too early or too harsh but he seems to be extremely overrated. Maybe the right lead for a late Woody Allen film.
House of Cards: Chapter 45 (2016)
Ghosts sequence saves the episode
I don't know what I've found more ridiculous in the script - Russian President "on his knees" afraid of thousands of Russians protesting on the Red Square or POTUS Underwood, Kennedy or whoever not being on the top of the list for the liver transplant... But the scenes with the ghosts of Zoe and Russo rank among the very best in the history of American television, I dare say. The whole ghosts sequence was artsy, poetic and poignant, truly fascinating to watch. And you get the bonus of seeing Kate Mara and Corey Stoll in the series again.
The absolute low point of Andrzej Zulawski's career
The controversial screenplay by Manuela Gretkowska became unwatchable when transferred to the big screen. In 2004 the film was voted the worst Polish movie of all time although the competition grew a little stronger since then, of course ;) Iwona Petry instead of becoming a famous actress needed therapy to recover from "the experience". I wouldn't say - avoid at all cost, but please don't start your viewing adventure with the late Polish master's movies with this... work.
Let Me Be Frank (2018)
The video which stopped the irational hysteria of #MeToo movement in the USA
The video may not save Spacey. It was all too little, too unclear and above all... too late. But it might have helped Woody Allen, Michael Jackson, Geoffrey Rush and who knows whom else ;) The idea is ballsy and the writing is brilliant. The infamous ending of HOC is cancelled to make the series rewatchable again. On the other hand acting like playing a musical instrument needs practice and that's something Kevin was/is clearly lacking ;)
Overrated but that's what you get for #OscarsSoStraight ;)
The movie is bad, really bad unfortunetly... And I wasn't biased, I really wanted to like it. But I got so bored I couldn't finish it in one viewing. I have to watch the last thirtysomething minutes the next day. I got bored because I couldn't get emotionally involved. And I couldn't get involved cause the lead actresses weren't able to play the real love between the two women. Well, I guess it's hard to play something you have no idea about but the Oscar nominated performances are beyond belief weak actually. My favourite Cate Blanchett appears to be plain creepy and the talented Rooney Mara pretentious and silly. Only the love scene was surprisingly convinsing and really hot. Kudos to the ladies for that ;) But in the end it seems the whole relationship is based on sexual desire only which is... tasteless. Even the music and the praised cinematography weren't really there to save the day. I give one star for the sex scene, the second one for costumes and the third one to the actor who played Carol's husband displaying great range of emotions in the supporting role.