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My rating numbers aren't a critical evaluation of the product, I do not have the necessary background and experience to provide a professional opinion, but they reveal my degree of appreciation of it, so it's a very personal system where my own interest in certain subjects will probably override more objective qualities. For example, a good sci-fi movie will usually win over most very good comedies.

Favorite directors:

Bryan Singer
The Usual Suspects | X-men | X-men 2

Terry Gilliam
Twelve Monkeys | Brazil

Ridley Scott
Gladiator | Blade Runner | Black Hawk Down

M. Night Shyamalan
The 6th sense | Unbreakable

The Wachowski Brothers
The Matrix | The Matrix Reloaded | The Matrix Revolutions

Martin Scorsese
The Last Temptation of Christ | Goodfellas | Casino

Francis Ford Coppola
The Godfather | The Godfather: Part II | The Godfather: Part III | Apocalypse Now | Dracula

David Fincher
Fight Club | The Game | Seven

Steven Spielberg
Raiders of the Lost Ark | Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom | Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade | Schindler's List | Saving Private Ryan

Steven Soderbergh
Traffic | Out of sight

The Coen Brothers
Fargo | The Big Lebowski

Oliver Stone
Platoon | Natural Born Killers | JFK

Brian De Palma
Scarface | The Untouchables | Mission Impossible

Peter Jackson
The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring | The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers | The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King

Luc Besson
Le Grand bleu | Léon | Nikita

Quentin Tarantino
Pulp Fiction | Reservoir Dogs

James Cameron
Aliens | The Terminator

Special Category:

Films québécois
Le Confessionnal | Jésus de Montréal | Léolo | L'Homme qui plantait des arbres

Films français
C'est arrivé près de chez vous | Le Grand bleu | Léon | Nikita | Delicatessen

Yellow Submarine | Akira | L'Homme qui plantait des arbres | The Wall

  ( /10)

Apocalypse Now (1979) 10
Apocalypse Now (1979)
Cool quote: Kilgore: You smell that? Do you smell that?... Napalm, son. Nothing else in the world smells like that. I love the smell of napalm in the morning. You know, one time we had a hill bombed, for twelve hours. When it was all over I walked up. We didn't find one of 'em, not one stinkin' dink body. The smell, you know that gasoline smell, the whole hill. Smelled like... victory. Someday this war's gonna end...
Blade Runner (1982) 10
Blade Runner (1982)
Cool quote: Deckard: The report read "Routine retirement of a replicant." That didn't make me feel any better about shooting a woman in the back.
Gladiator (2000) 10
Gladiator (2000)
Cool quote: Maximus: At my signal, unleash hell.
Matrix, The (1999) 10
Matrix, The (1999)
Cool quote: Spoon boy: Do not try and bend the spoon. That's impossible. Instead... only try to realize the truth.
Neo: What truth?
Spoon boy: There is no spoon.
Neo: There is no spoon?
Spoon boy: Then you'll see, that it is not the spoon that bends, it is only yourself.
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001) 10
Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The (2001)
Cool quote: Gandalf: You cannot pass. I am a servant of the secret fire, wielder of the flame of Anor. The dark fire will not avail you, flame of Udun. Go back to the Shadow. YOU SHALL NOT PASS.
American Beauty (1999) 9
American Beauty (1999)
Cool quote: Lester Burnham: [narrating] I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me... but it's hard to stay mad, when there's so much beauty in the world. Sometimes I feel like I'm seeing it all at once, and it's too much, my heart fills up like a balloon that's about to burst... And then I remember to relax, and stop trying to hold on to it, and then it flows through me like rain and I can't feel anything but gratitude for every single moment of my stupid little life... You have no idea what I'm talking about, I'm sure. But don't worry... you will someday.
Batman (1989) 9
Batman (1989)
Cool quote: The Joker: Where does he get those wonderful toys?
Braveheart (1995) 9
Braveheart (1995)
Cool quote: William Wallace: Every man dies, not every man really lives.
Cidade de Deus (2002) 9
Cidade de Deus (2002)
Great photography, camera work and editing, the dialogue is original, the actors play with a lot of authenticity and the scenario is fresh, unexpected, with twists, non-linear narration, and never a cliché in sight. Tough story about tough kids in the poor brazilian city called City of God. Great international movie, don't be put off by subtitles.
Fight Club (1999) 9
Fight Club (1999)
Cool quote: Narrator: And then, something happened. I let go. Lost in oblivion. Dark and silent and complete. I found freedom. Losing all hope was freedom.
Godfather, The (1972) 9
Godfather, The (1972)
Cool quote: Michael: I'll make him an offer he can't refuse.
Godfather: Part II, The (1974) 9
Godfather: Part II, The (1974)
Cool quote: Michael Corleone: There are many things my father taught me here in this room. He taught me: keep your friends close, but your enemies closer.
Godfather: Part III, The (1990) 9
Godfather: Part III, The (1990)
Cool quote: Michael Corleone: Just when I thought that I was out they pull me back in.
Goodfellas (1990) 9
Goodfellas (1990)
Cool quote: Tommy DeVito: But, I'm funny how? Funny like a clown? I amuse you? I make you laugh? I'm here to fuckin' amuse you?
Missing Cover 9
Homme qui plantait des arbres, L' (1987)
Jacob's Ladder (1990) 9
Jacob's Ladder (1990)
Cool quote: Louis: Eckhart saw Hell too. He said: The only thing that burns in Hell is the part of you that won't let go of life, your memories, your attachments. They burn them all away. But they're not punishing you, he said. They're freeing your soul. So, if you're frightened of dying and... and you're holding on, you'll see devils tearing your life away. But if you've made your peace, then the devils are really angels, freeing you from the earth.
Platoon (1986) 9
Platoon (1986)
Cool quote: Chris Taylor: Somebody once wrote: "Hell is the impossibility of reason." That's what this place feels like. Hell.
Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988) 9
Last Temptation of Christ, The (1988)
Cool quote: Jesus: You think God belongs only to you? He doesn't. God is an immortal spirit who belongs to everybody, to the whole world. You think you're special? God is not an Israelite.
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002) 9
Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, The (2002)
Cool quote: Gandalf: Gandalf? Yes... that was what they used to call me. Gandalf the Gray. That was my name. Gimli: Gandalf... Gandalf: *I* am Gandalf the White. And I come back to you now - at the turn of the tide.
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003) 9
Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King, The (2003)
Cool quote: Aragorn: Hold your ground, hold your ground. Sons of Gondor, of Rohan, my brothers. I see in your eyes the same fear that would take the heart of me. A day may come when the courage of men fails, when we forsake our friends and break all bonds of fellowship, but it is not this day. An hour of wolves and shattered shields, when the age of men comes crashing down, but it is not this day. This day we fight! By all that you hold dear on this good Earth, I bid you "stand, Men of the West!"
Memento (2000) 9
Memento (2000)
A highly original film where the narration structure is based on the particular condition of the main character: short term memory loss. He can't form new memories since an accident so we start with the end and finish at the beginning, never knowing what happened before the scenes. It gets somewhat complicated but it's the most original narrative structure since Pulp Fiction.
Mission, The (1986) 9
Mission, The (1986)
Raiders of the Lost Ark 9
Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981)
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984) 9
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989) 9
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)
Saving Private Ryan 9
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Matrix Reloaded, The (2003) 9
Matrix Reloaded, The (2003)
Star Wars IV 9
Star Wars IV
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back 9
Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi 9
Star Wars: Episode VI - Return of the Jedi
Sixth Sense, The (1999) 9
Sixth Sense, The (1999)
Traffic (2000) 9
Traffic (2000)
Twelve Monkeys (1995) 9
Twelve Monkeys (1995)
Usual Suspects, The (1995) 9
Usual Suspects, The (1995)
X-Men (2000) 9
X-Men (2000)
Akira (1988) 8
Akira (1988)
Aliens (1986) 8
Aliens (1986)
All the President's Men (1976) 8
All the President's Men (1976)
Big Lebowski, The (1998) 8
Big Lebowski, The (1998)
Black Hawk Down (2001) 8
Black Hawk Down (2001)
Brazil (1985) 8
Brazil (1985)
Butterfly Effect, The (2004) 8
Butterfly Effect, The (2004)
Casino (1995) 8
Casino (1995)
C'era una volta il West (1969) 8
C'era una volta il West (1969)
C'est arrivé près de chez vous (1992) 8
C'est arrivé près de chez vous (1992)
Missing Cover 8
Confessionnal, Le (1995)
Contact (1997) 8
Contact (1997)
Dark City (1998) 8
Dark City (1998)
Dead Poets Society (1989) 8
Dead Poets Society (1989)
Delicatessen (1991) 8
Delicatessen (1991)
Donnie Darko (2001) 8
Donnie Darko (2001)
Dracula (1992) 8
Dracula (1992)
Dune (1984) 8
Dune (1984)
While it is a pretty chaotic film for anyone who is new to Frank Herbert's Dune book series, it wins huge points for the visual representation of its universe. In terms of originality, I put it next to Blade Runner and Star Wars. Interesting facts: They distributed a translation booklet so the audience, at the time, could understand some of the terms employed... it hasn't helped much. Sting has a role. And David Lynch went on to make even stranger films.
Equilibrium (2002) 8
Equilibrium (2002)
Excalibur (1981) 8
Excalibur (1981)
Fargo (1996) 8
Fargo (1996)
Game, The (1997) 8
Game, The (1997)
Grand bleu, Le (1988) 8
Grand bleu, Le (1988)
Heat (1995) 8
Heat (1995)
Jésus de Montréal (1989) 8
Jésus de Montréal (1989)
JFK (1991) 8
JFK (1991)
Léolo (1992) 8
Léolo (1992)
Léon (1994) 8
Léon (1994) aka The Professional
Matrix Revolutions, The (2003) 8
Matrix Revolutions, The (2003)
Mission: Impossible (1996) 8
Mission: Impossible (1996)
Name der Rose, Der (1986) 8
Name der Rose, Der (1986)
Natural Born Killers (1994) 8
Natural Born Killers (1994)
Nikita (1990) 8
Nikita (1990)
Out of Sight (1998) 8
Out of Sight (1998)
Pulp Fiction (1994) 8
Pulp Fiction (1994)
Reservoir Dogs (1992) 8
Reservoir Dogs (1992)
Scarface (1983) 8
Scarface (1983)
Schindler's List (1993) 8
Schindler's List (1993)
Se7en (1995) 8
Se7en (1995)
Shawshank Redemption, The (1994) 8
Shawshank Redemption, The (1994)
Silence of the Lambs (1991) 8
Silence of the Lambs (1991)
Snatch. (2000) 8
Snatch. (2000)
Spider-Man (2002) 8
Spider-Man (2002)
This movie is the highly enjoyable story of the nerdy young Peter Parker, intelligently portrayed by Toby Mcguire, becoming your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Sam Raimi spends a lot of time making Parker a believable teenager, with all his different and contradictory impulses, exploring his newly acquired powers. The typical acrobatic combat style of Spider-Man and his spider-like gymnastics, along with his wall crawling, jumps and vertiginous falls around the city are breathtakingly well captured. William Dafoe interprets a tormented man and a very creepy Green Goblin, without going over the top. I really like the way they set up his internal dialogues. Like X-Men and Batman #1, Spider-Man is faithful to the spirit and world created by the comic book, which, unfortunately in this one, had a little too much cheesy teenage romance for me, but it's bearable.
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace 8
Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones 8
Star Wars: Episode II - Attack of the Clones (2002)
Terminator, The (1984) 8
Terminator, The (1984)
Thin Red Line, The (1998) 8
Thin Red Line, The (1998)
Three Kings (1999) 8
Three Kings (1999)
Trainspotting (1996) 8
Trainspotting (1996)
Unbreakable (2000) 8
Unbreakable (2000)
What if the modern comic books were exaggerated fictions of a real phenomenon in our world where some gifted individuals, at the opposite upper end of sick people, have a supernatural constitution in order to protect us against evil? This film take a look at this concept with the slow-paced, dramatic, dark and realistic style of M. Night Shyamalan. Convincing character development and relationships, and, as in the Sixth Sense, a twisty ending that is evoked throughout the story with some clues and self-reflection (see the scene where young Elijah receives his 1st comic book).
Unforgiven (1992) 8
Unforgiven (1992)
Untouchables, The (1987) 8
Untouchables, The (1987)
Wall, The (1982) 8
Wall, The (1982)
X2 (2003) 8
X2 (2003)
Yellow Submarine (1968) 8
Yellow Submarine (1968)