Movie review burst #3

When Harry Met Sally

Rob Reiner (1989)

I will say this is not Rob Reiner’s best work. I enjoyed it as you get that nice eighties throwback. But in terms of rom-coms it’s definitely not among my favorites.

When Marnie was there

Hiromasa Yonebayashi (2014)

I was genuinely touched watching this. It’s quite different from other Studio Ghibli stories. As usual it’s beautiful, and the story is very moving. It’s quite marvelous. I’m looking forward to watching it a second time.

Tales from Earthsea

Gorō Miyazaki (2009)

I went to see it when it came out and I didn’t really enjoy it at the time. I was pleasantly surprised the second time. It’s not perfect but this movie has a lot of qualities, and it has its own identity in the cavern of wonders that is Studio Ghibli productions.

The Sound of Music

Robert Wise (1965)

A classic, I know it by heart at this point, but it’s a very entertaining movie. The songs are catchy, the characters likable, and it’s quite beautifully shot too.

Sleepless in Seattle

Nora Ephron (1993)

One of three Meg Ryan rom-coms present on this page. It’s an okay movie I’d say, the nineties nostalgia probably helps a lot. But it’s really missing more interactions from Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan.

The Red Turtle

Michaël Dudok de Wit (2016)

A very different movie compared to what I’m used to watch, and I loved that. The no-dialogue storytelling is brilliantly executed.

Heartbreaking and beautiful.

Master and Commander: The Far Side of the World

Peter Weir (2003)

An ode to adventure. Great performances from Russell Crowe and Paul Bettany. This movie will age very well. I have liked every Peter Weir movie I’ve seen, and this one is no exception.

You’ve Got Mail

Nora Ephron (1998)

It’s cheesy, naive, but I love it. One of my favorite rom-coms. I’m just charmed and fully invested in the characters’ love story

Anna and The King

Andy Tennant (1999)

A Hollywood version of real life events, obviously dramatized and arranged, but that works so well. It’s a beautiful movie, with amazing sets, costumes and exteriors. Very enjoyable to watch.

Seven years in Tibet

Jean-Jacques Annaud (1997)

Like with the previous movie, even if it’s taking lots of historical liberties, I think it is quite epic. It’s thrilling to follow Brad Pitt in distant lands confronted to different ways, in dire war times.

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