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 on: Today at 10:34:40 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by dave jenkins
It just depends on how much ones tastes have been formed by TV. I can't stand the medium, so when I get even a whiff of it in a film . . .

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 on: Today at 07:19:40 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by Novecento
Black Panther (2018).   This lived BEYOND the hype its been getting.  Everything about the film is original and spectacular.   Heck, i would put it in a early running for best picture of the year... A masterpiece, 10 out of 10...

Black Panther (2018) - 2/10. Insufferable. Worst superhero film ever? Certainly a contender (even the Stan Lee cameo is the worst ever).

Wow- so aside from some intentional baiting by DJ which no doubt knocked his rating down a couple of notches, you guys are at opposite extremes here...

Hmmm....

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 on: Today at 07:09:43 AM 
Started by drinkanddestroy - Last post by dave jenkins
I took a look at the image quality last night and although the image isn't stellar, it isn't awful either. In fact, this is the best it has looked on home video ever. I doubt very much that it will ever look better. The bitter irony, of course, is that TBS, which is housed on the same disc, has an absolutely fantastic transfer. What T.H. said about the movie is absolutely true: dull movie, shot in the industry-standard TV style of its day. But it's got a great transfer on BD.

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 on: Today at 07:03:32 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by dave jenkins
There are only a couple of 7/10 french films a year for me. But it isn't a spectacular film: it's (alleged?) domestic abuse as a realistic and very effective thriller. But it isn't anything more than that. Think Suspicion in real life.
There's probably no hope for stanton, but you've sold me. I'll keep my eye out for that.

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 on: Today at 03:24:17 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by noodles_leone
I watch permanently good French films on Arte. 7/10 does not sound that spectacular.

There are only a couple of 7/10 french films a year for me. But it isn't a spectacular film: it's (alleged?) domestic abuse as a realistic and very effective thriller. But it isn't anything more than that. Think Suspicion in real life.

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 on: Today at 02:51:37 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by stanton
I watch permanently good French films on Arte. 7/10 does not sound that spectacular.

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 on: Today at 01:10:49 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by noodles_leone
Jusqu' la Garde / Custody (2018) 7/10
Here is a good French film, Stanton. A family thriller about a divorce gone wrong. You shouldn't read anything about it before seeing it, since most of its appeal comes from the tension and the doubt you have on the characters. It won the Silver Lion in Venice.

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 on: Yesterday at 04:33:55 PM 
Started by Leone Admirer - Last post by drinkanddestroy
when Noir Alley returns to TCM in March, the (same) film will be shown twice each weekend: midnight Saturday night, in addition to the eexisting 10 AM Sunday time slot. (no difference for me because I use DVR anyway)

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 on: Yesterday at 06:46:46 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by stanton
From what I've seen, Swimming Pool is my favorite of his post-8 Women work but there is too much laziness in it for me.

Can't remember anything lazy in it. Quite contrary it was a beautifully controlled story telling.

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 on: Yesterday at 06:37:24 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by dave jenkins
Bergman at 100. Film Forum has an amazing retro going now: a ton of Bergman films, a ton of them restorations. Saw two early films last night (from his Bergman Before he was Bergman period). They looked fabulous and I enjoyed them both.

It Rains on Our Love (1946) - 7/10. Boy meets girl, boy lives with girl, boy and girl want to get married but--wouldn't you know?--the Swedish bureaucracy won't let them! Oh well, there's a nice man with an umbrella who seems to be steering their destinies, so it will probably all work out (yes, it rains on our love and it will always rain on our love; at the end the man with the umbrella passes the instrument over to the couple: take care and keep moving).

Music in Darkness (1948) - 7/10. During his military service, a promising pianist is blinded in an accident. Consumed with self-pity, he doesn't properly appreciate the family maid (Mai Zetterling) who loves him and could help him find happiness. He moves away and years of suffering ensue. Later the two are reunited. After some awkwardness, the pair develop as a couple and decide to get married. Unhappily, there's this damned Swedish bureaucracy that just might ruin everything . . . but, it's all headed toward a happy ending, so no worries. Bergman was such a sentimental old softy! He certainly found the secret to success on this picture, though--lots of close-ups of Mai Zetterling. I could stare at images of her forever.

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