The Naked Maja
A historical fiction based on the lives of artist Goya and the Duchess of Alba
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Farah R (au) wrote: The songs are catchy as is the case with most musicals but this one isn't memorable after the last shot. Browning gave a decent performance but not well enough to be great.
Robert H (jp) wrote: Benedict Cumberbatch, bless his heart, is a great actor and he does a perfectly serviceable portrayal of Julian Assange, but the movie itself commits the cardinal sin of making what could have been a riveting narrative a dull and plodding slog of a film. THE FIFTH ESTATE is about how WikiLeaks got started and covers some of their biggest leaks up to the release of the Afghanistan and Iraq war logs. Most of the focus is on the relationship between Daniel Berg (Daniel Bruhl) and Julian Assange (Benedict Cumberbatch) and how they have a falling out. While this might have been a critical part of the WikiLeaks story, the way it played out onscreen didn't exactly make for the most compelling drama. There were also some detours into Berg's personal life as well a limited international look at the effect these leaks had in various countries, to include the US. Still, I had hopes that this movie would be this generation's equivalent of something like THE PRESIDENT'S MEN, but it simply isn't. While the performances are all capable, and the ensemble cast that Bill Condon rounded up is fairly impressive, the narrative lacks the proper focus and doesn't adequately portray the gravity of what is being presented. Other issues include pacing and attempts at being current and tech-savvy that just come off as distracting. The material is presented almost in documentary-like fashion, down to the handheld camerawork, but nothing in the central story is given much context, outside of American embarrassment at having their secret diplomatic cables released. There was also little insight given into Assange's character that could have made him more relatable. Instead, we get a portrait of a rather sad and lame individual. As far as the technical qualities are concerned, there really isn't anything to complain about but there really isn't anything that makes it stand out either. The music, which included lots of electronica, was alright but it wasn't anything I particularly loved. Overall, this was a rather disappointing watch due to the pedestrian approach it took. Your time would be better spent watching WE STEAL SECRETS: THE STORY OF WIKILEAKS, a documentary on the material that is dramatically presented here.
(es) wrote: Let this bizarre vainity project die already, like it did a very long time ago.
Charles R (fr) wrote: Try as it might, this movie falls short of scoring two essential goals - 1) making Elijah Wood look tough, and 2) making soccer crews look sympathetic. Except for the few fights that feature Wood getting his face bashed in, there's not much to see amidst all the generic violence and humorless dialogue besides the always-underutilized Claire Forlani. .5/5 Seriously though, why is Claire Forlani ALWAYS in the shittiest movies?
Jim F (es) wrote: How can a documentary about a pretty unremarkable and unpolitical highjacking of an ordinary street bus last for over 2 hours have me gripped from beginning to end? The opening overhead panorama showing the scale of Rio, the Favelas and the villas and mansions nearby was eye opening. This was more than a documentary about a street kid who messed up a run of mill robbery. It detailed all that was wrong with society in Brazil. It highlighted the sheer contrast between the city commuters and the street kids with nowhere to live. This is a society that doesn't want to acknowdge it's problems and would prefer to sweep it under the carpet. The footage of the actual hold up was interesting to watch. It showed the passage of time from the initial confrontations with the police during the day, and continued until the sun went down. All this time the kid looked unproffesssional , crazy and desperate. To watch that footage alone would have me baying for a sniper to snipe him, but include his history, interviews with police, hostages, and relatives, i found myself sympathizing with him. Things are not always black and white, and it is Brazillian society that is to blame. The police were so unproffesional and were it not for this, there would have been zero deaths. One other thing i found fascinating about this documentary was even with all the footage of the hold up taking place nobody actually knows how he came about to getting on the bus in the 1st place. Maybe a witness could have explained this. Excellent documentary highlighting the complexities of life, people and crime. And what drives people to do such an act of desperation.
Rodney E (es) wrote: This was on IFC once and I caught some of it. Why? I'm not sure but maybe it has something to do with Katie Winslet. What I wound up saying as I wasted about 45 minutes of my life on this before turning it off was "Holy crap does this suck!"
M C (br) wrote: The cinematography and FX where admirable, but the tone makes the movie confusing to watch. More than any other film I've seen this movie CAN NOT decide what it wants to be- is it horror? Comedy? Just plain old weird? This decision is never made, making 'Ice Cream Man' kind of frustrating to watch. 41/100
Jemima G (jp) wrote: A great cast, emma suarez is mesmorising, nancho novo is very watchable. strange some would say naff and flawed film, but a fun story and enjoyable to watch. i love medem for "lovers" and sex and lucia so i'll forgive him for this not being as strong.
Jamie F (it) wrote: Cheesy as hell, but I have a soft spot for it. The robot looked cool.
Michael R (mx) wrote: Martin McDonagh's surprisingly deep film about a hitman awaiting his final curtain in a town that tourists flock to, but he loathes, is darkly hilarious. Sweeping scenic shots, with razor-sharp dialogue and an excellent cast, ensures this movie sticks in the mind of its audience.
Armando B (es) wrote: Jumper delivers the goods, and a great point to sci-fi action thrillers. Good decent story that kerps interested and makes you think what if I can do that ? Great acting by the main characters, and by Samuel L. Jackson as well. Rachel Rilson is hot to see in movies like this. Great action and great special effects that delivered every moment. So for this being something different to come out in this year, and was really hook to the film until the end, I give " Jumper " a B-.
Raya P (gb) wrote: a little uneven at times, and somewhat predictable, but fun nontheless