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by Jesse_M

Created 06/13/17

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Inevitably with any collection as wide as Criterion, there will be some picks we don't really agree with. These are mine.

  • This is my #1 least favorite criterion film because it really has nothing to say, and when it does say something it does it in the most over the top and obvious way possible. Everything important was already covered in the previous two in the Qatsi trilogy, so this is just left to meander in all of its digitally-tinged misery. At least "Weekend" had something to say and didn't look like a boring screensaver. Also interesting to note that there are shots that aren't in the right aspect ratio in this movie. Incredible.

  • While I thought the first thirty minutes or so were incredible, the rest of the movie devolves to European art film pretentiousness and asininity.

  • What an interesting idea-- a dog that has been trained to attack certain people on sight based on race. Great idea for a horror film, great idea for a social commentary/mystery/something. Too bad it's boring and undoes everything it sets out to say by the end. Watched this at a Halloween party and it immediately killed the mood.

  • Just really shitty films. Old in a bad way.

  • Unbearably pretentious.

  • Dull, boring.

  • While this has some interesting images, the story ends up very unsatisfactory, and the characters are practically nonexistent.

  • I might change my tune on this upon re-watch since I know what Makavejev is all about now, but I thought this was really pretentious and was just a glorified propaganda film.

  • By far the most overrated film of all time. It looks great, but if you listen too close to the dialogue you're bound to fall asleep, as everything in the movie goes nowhere, including the movie. And though that is the point of the film, that isn't much of a premise to build a movie on.

  • A quite dull documentary that has many obvious tamperings with it.

  • Just wasn't interested in this, wasn't scary, didn't care for anyone as they were all underwritten as many characters in Del Toro's films tend to be (aside from Chronos and Crimson Peak).

  • A dry deadpan comedy that's so dry and deadpan that it isn't even recognizable as comedy.

  • Fantastically made, but steeped in the ignorance of religion. Not one moment is spent asking if any of it is real or having any doubt whatsoever, it is simply basking in the awe of bullshit.

  • A goofy comedy that wasn't too funny. But at least you've got great music and charisma to carry you through.

  • I've only seen Primary-- and was utterly disappointed at the lack of, well, anything. Personality, a real story to tell, it's just people running for office.

  • Don't remember much except that I was bored.

  • A very minimalist documentary that doesn't do much, if anything, to provoke interest in the audience.

  • Although it has the fun Kurahara quirk to it, it doesn't nearly live up to his other films.

  • Dee. Coker.

  • Someone should've hired an editor. There's a fantastic movie in here somewhere, but it's so bloated and watered down that it just needs a good cutting.

  • Unmemorable and boring.

  • I was surprised to find that this movie has quite sloppily-filmed action and a plot out of a shitty soap opera. Looks the part too.

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