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 : Today at 12:04:37 AM 
drinkanddestroy - drinkanddestroy
Eddie Muller's intro https://youtu.be/GSmjpkT5P5k

Eddie Muller's outro https://youtu.be/raWdeOmxeTE

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 : Yesterday at 06:59:38 PM 
PowerRR - drinkanddestroy
Le Cercle Rouge (1970) 7/10 - 4th viewing or so.
Still cool as hell. Good to see Bourvil in something serious. His (unhealthy) face works great here. It's a shame he didn't get the time to do more of these, he could have become great. Delon is Delon, Volonte is volonte. Melville's eye for efficience still amazes and is what makes many of his films, like this one, unique to this day. His taste for everything that looks American was probably a bit ridiculous at the time (when you wanted to be discrete in 1970 France, the last thing you'd do is to buy an American car), but now that decades have gone by, it works pretty well, even for French viewers.


You're the only guy I know who can write seven positive sentences about a movie, zero negative, and still only rate it a 7/10.

I just saw this movie again also. I think it was my third viewing. This film is at least an 8.5/10.


By the way, that moment when Montand lines up the shot on the tripod ... then lifts the gun off the tripod and fires it on his own, just to prove to himself that he still has the marksmanship it's a nice moment, and copied from an earlier Melville film, Le Deuxieme Souffle, where, in the heist scene, the young gangster atop the hill removes the telescopic lens from the rifle before shooting the motorcycle cop.

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 : Yesterday at 05:35:03 PM 
moviesceleton - moorman
Finally got around to seeing this.  I agree for the most part with what has been said so far.   It was OK.  Too much Hollywood cliche held it back from being a truly great Western.  It holds up pretty well though.  I saw a bad copy on Youtube.  Would love to see a better print of this... I rate it a 7 out of 10...

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 : Yesterday at 01:50:22 PM 
sadhill - sadhill

"Tuco, double or nothing on the split $200,000. Closest ball to Arch's grave from here!"

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 : Yesterday at 09:28:56 AM 
PowerRR - stanton
There was enough porn and violence, but it felt so amateurish and repetitive.

Of course, it was just like in every other boring porn film. But maybe this was done by Despentes in purpose, only that wouldn't make it less boring.

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 : Yesterday at 08:34:28 AM 
PowerRR - noodles_leone
Wasn't? Not enough porn? Not enough extreme violence?

And why should it make our Lars jealous? He directed real porn scenes already in Idiots.

But for me it did not really work in both films, while it did in Noe's Love or in Winterbottom's 9 Songs.

I think much more positive of Baise-moi, but have to rewatch it for something more substantial. Until then a 6 or 7/10

There was enough porn and violence, but it felt so amateurish and repetitive. Also it was probably more shocking in 2000, but in 2019 seing a plain close up of a coitus isn't shocking anymore, it's just ridiculous and naive.
The pornography in Noe's Love is much more interesting and impactful. Even the one in Enter The Void, although sometimes ridiculous too, is actual cinema.

In the end what would have been groundbreaking in a 1950 movie cannot be groundbreaking now. So if you're gonna play with ultra violence or pornography you have to come up with new ideas. "Let's put a penis in front of the camera" isn't sufficient anymore. If it was, more people would do it.

Anybody here who watched the 2 seasons of Westworld? Or at least the first one?

I got bored and frustrated afer episode 2 or 3. I'm sure there are good things in it further into the story though.

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 : Yesterday at 07:54:24 AM 
PowerRR - stanton
Baise-moi / Fuck me (2000) 2/10
I enjoyed Virginie Despentes' book Vernon Subutext so I decided to try her early movie (adapted from her first novel). The film had created a huge public outcry in France when it was released because of its untamed use of violence and pornography (in a way that would make Lars Von Trier jealous). Well, everything sucks and is boring apart from some cool lines here and there. And the outcry wasn't deserved.


Wasn't? Not enough porn? Not enough extreme violence?

And why should it make our Lars jealous? He directed real porn scenes already in Idiots.

But for me it did not really work in both films, while it did in Noe's Love or in Winterbottom's 9 Songs.

I think much more positive of Baise-moi, but have to rewatch it for something more substantial. Until then a 6 or 7/10

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 : Yesterday at 07:49:48 AM 
PowerRR - stanton
Anybody here who watched the 2 seasons of Westworld? Or at least the first one?

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 : Yesterday at 06:54:47 AM 
PowerRR - noodles_leone
Baise-moi / Fuck me (2000) 2/10
I enjoyed Virginie Despentes' book Vernon Subutext so I decided to try her early movie (adapted from her first novel). The film had created a huge public outcry in France when it was released because of its untamed use of violence and pornography (in a way that would make Lars Von Trier jealous). Well, everything sucks and is boring apart from some cool lines here and there. And the outcry wasn't deserved.

House of Cards - season 6 4/10
At first, I didn't want to watch it since the show had only gone downhill after the first two episodes of season 1. Yet, I needed something easy to consume during the (very busy) past couple of weeks so I decided to give it a shot. The dialogues are still pretty good but the writing as a whole feels clunky at best, and mostly pointless. It tries to resonate with Trump's America from time to time and fails every time. Robin Wright finally demonstrates she isn't able to hold a full show on her shoulders (I had my doubts after her disappointing performance in Blade Runner 2049): she was much, much better as a supporting character. On the positive side of the ledger, while the directing is still miles under Fincher's opening episode, it's better than in the recent seasons, and the cinematography may be the best in the show's history.

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 : Yesterday at 06:37:43 AM 
Cusser - noodles_leone

ummmm.
well, the inordinate amount of detail about panning for gold.

Dude, that was great!

Jack London does it better!

Jack London does almost everything better than everyone else, apart from managing money.

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