Jean Carlo Lavoie’s reviews

PAN’S LABYRINTH

Del Toro is an erudite creator to whom the images and icons of past ages are the manifold fragments of an occult and mystic Truth.

APOCALYPTO

The intentness that Gibson applies to his filmmaking elevates it over the standard height of ordinary action films.

MIAMI VICE

Mann delivers a less moving, but clearer movie than Heat about the essential affinity between cops and crooks.

LADY IN THE WATER

The eagle! for God’s sake! the eagle! Such be the flight that my soul aspires to take on the day of my death.

SILENT HILL

Gans’ camera is to filmmaking wonders what Trinity running up walls in The Matrix is to action.

KING KONG

A monster of a review of a monster of a monster movie by Jean Carlo Denham Lavoie!

THE BROTHERS GRIMM

The mark of the greats.

SKY HIGH

Nothing new, but it’s sympathetic nonetheless and there are a lot of comic twists on the codes and themes of comic books.

FANTASTIC FOUR

How does a succession of images, characters and dialogue this banal and naive not provoke boredom?

LAND OF THE DEAD

It’s George A. Romero’s turn to pick up the torch again to once more bitchslap us across our fat little bourgeois faces.

HOWL’S MOVING CASTLE

The discovery of the mysteries of the castle will have the viewer transported once again by the master’s enchantment.

Also:
JEAN CARLO’S TOP TEN FILMS OF 2006
JEAN CARLO’S TOP TEN FILMS OF 2005
The Films of John Woo
Bava on the couch

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