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A.I. Artificial Intelligence
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

A.I. Artificial Intelligence, also known as A.I., is a 2001 American science fiction drama film directed by Steven Spielberg.
While this movie tries to succeed, for me it fails in crucial ways. Right from the outset, there was something about the interaction between the characters which didn't seem quit right. Perhaps tighter editing would have helped, along with shortening the overly long movie. The screenplay also annoyed me, especially with the voices-overs. Overall I was underwhelmed by this movie and constantly found my attention wandering.

Moon (2009)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Moon is a 2009 science fiction film directed by Duncan Jones.
This movie has the basis of being an all-time great, but it seems cut short, which doesn't enable a full development of its unique narrative. While the acting is good, the story sometimes doesn't seem quite right in its editing or flow.

Gosford Park
Gosford Park (2001)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Gosford Park is a 2001 British murder mystery film directed by Robert Altman.
I enjoyed the period settings in this film, and while the acting is generally very good (any scene featuring Maggie Smith especially), I found the story at times to be a little jumpy and poorly edited. Still, it's an entertaining and visually appealing movie.
Considered one of the best Mystery Films of all time.

Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

Seven Samurai is a 1954 Japanese epic samurai drama film co-written, edited, and directed by Akira Kurosawa.
I viewed the longer, original version of this movie, and it certainly is an epic. But I never found myself losing focus. On the contrary, I was constantly wondering what would happen next as the story unfolds. What sets this apart and makes it even more interesting for the viewer, is the unexpectedly large number of humorous moments throughout. It helped me to connect with the characters and each of their personalities, while the music helped to build tension and drama. The set designs and direction are particularly outstanding.
Considered one of the greatest films of all time.

The Red Turtle (La tortue rouge)
3 years ago via Rotten Tomatoes

The Red Turtle is a 2016 animated fantasy drama film co-written and directed by Michaƫl Dudok de Wit.
I really enjoyed the first act of this animated movie. The middle section takes a few unexpected directions, with some segments being a little too long and repetitive. But the ending effected me quite deeply, and along with the hauntingly beautiful music, I was reflecting upon this experience long after the credits had rolled.