Nicolas St-Cyr

Nicolas St-Cyr

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FR/EN - I watch movies to fill the void.

Favorite films

  • Good Time
  • Interstellar
  • The Place Beyond the Pines
  • Synecdoche, New York

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  • Elle

    ★★½

  • Zola

    ★★★½

  • Mare of Easttown

    ★★★½

  • Pig

    ★★★½

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  • Mare of Easttown

    Mare of Easttown

    ★★★½

    The story has depth, complexity, twists and turns. There are a lot of characters and they're all connected in some way. I'm a fan of the "troubled detective" trope and it doesn't seem too tacked on or overdone here.

    The show kinda feels like a whodunit and is a bit too obvious with its red herrings. It can be a little contrived at times and some scenes were cheaply executed, ruining the immersion. I wasn't particularly satisfied with how the mystery is solved, but I like that the show still manages to end on a poignant note.

  • Cloud Atlas

    Cloud Atlas

    ★★½

    It was alright, but I don't understand what it all means, nor do I want to. It's not necessary to understand the link between all six stories to enjoy them, but individually, they don't have much to offer. Also, I could never feel invested in any of them because the film constantly cuts back and forth between them. In the end, there's no satisfying payoff, my questions were left unanswered and it all just felt pointless. I really don't like the use of makeup and prosthetics to transform the actors. It looks dumb and it's distracting.

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  • C.R.A.Z.Y.

    C.R.A.Z.Y.

    ★★★★

    It's a touching story told in a compelling and personal way. I enjoyed the complex family dynamic. Also, there's some really cool stylistic choices, in terms of imagery, effects and editing.

  • A Quiet Place Part II

    A Quiet Place Part II

    ★★½

    The first movie had its share of problems, but it was fine. I think Part 2 is considerably worse. It had barely enough to hold my attention, but even with low expectations, it was a disappointing and frustrating watch.

    I was annoyed at the inconsistencies, conveniences and the main characters' plot armor. The film does nothing new and it feels clichéd, generic and dumbed-down. But most of all, it doesn't even feel like a full movie. I found it shallow,…