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Other Films / Re: The Wild Bunch (1969)
« on: Today at 02:55:19 PM »
Don?t worry though you have 90% of the moviegoers with you on this topic so you?re good.

Other Films / Re: The Wild Bunch (1969)
« on: Today at 09:48:54 AM »
Heat's shootout is far and away the best example of cinematic technique and realism perfectly merging together. Throughout all that chaos, the spatial layout (or something) is perfection, you know where everyone is located at all times. The editing is phenomenal and adds to that sense, and any quick cuts never feel tedious and help build tension. The framing, lighting, editing and sound are beautifully cohesive. It's about as undisputed as undisputed gets.

Yeah i know it's undisputed, which makes it even weirder for me. The spatial layout is, indeed, good. The sound design is very good. I'm pretty much blind to the rest of it. I'll rewatch.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: Today at 07:05:21 AM »
As bestas (Rodrigo Sorogoyen, 2022) - 6.5/10
Straw Dogs nowadays, in spain. Well done, very good cinematography, good to great acting, pretty smart plot, but it never comes close of the savagery, the tension and the cruel dissection of the mediocrity of the human soul that Straw Dogs achieves.

Other Films / Re: The Wild Bunch (1969)
« on: Today at 07:01:33 AM »
The build to the violence is pretty great though. And while i sort of half agree with Eastwood's take, the sequence holds up beautifully. Only Heat's gunfight can compare in my opinion.

I need to understand why people like that Heat gunfight so much. I have nothing against it, but I really don't see it. I just watch that scene and think "yeah, pretty good", without much excitment. What am I missing?

The opening of the Wild Bunch, on the other hand, is an undisputable masterpiece.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: Today at 05:15:22 AM »
Christopher is very disappointed in you.

As is Scott.

No, really. I saw it at a theatre and all the people I was with tried to find merits not to admit that we had wasted money and time. I still have shame goosebumps thinking about the husband talking to the found wife and the usual narcotizing guitar chords of Cooder's soundtrack.

You're the worst.

And Titoli is still the worst.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: August 13, 2022, 02:51:14 AM »
The Great Edgar Wright Retrospective 2022 on my parents' home cinema is coming to an end. Only 2 films left. So far:

Shawn of the Dead - 8/10
Hot Fuzz - 9/10
Scott Pilgrim vs the World - 10/10
The World's End - 8.5/10
Baby Driver - 6.5/10

Coming next: Last Night in Soho and may be, just may be, the Sparks Brothers.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Elvis (2022)
« on: August 10, 2022, 02:55:13 AM »
But we're never getting your review though

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Elvis (2022)
« on: August 09, 2022, 06:14:24 AM »
Ok how come you like this movie?

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: August 05, 2022, 01:27:52 AM »
Saw this on a Well Go USA blu, and the box lists a run time of 110 minutes. I've now just discovered, on PlutoTV, which, apparently, I can stream for free, a cut which lasts 136 minutes. WTF?

The cut I have seen is 109 minutes long.

Drive (Nicolas Winding Refn, 2011) - 8.5/10

I feel bad for both of you now. For different reasons.

There was no Cinema Paradisio thread here? Anyway:

The Oscar-winning writer/director is set to adapt his 1989 classic film ?Cinema Paradiso? into a six-episode streaming series, as Variety first reported. Tornatore will write and direct the TV show, produced by Marco Belardi (?Perfect Strangers?) through his Bamboo Production banner. Belardi revealed the series is set to land at a prominent U.S. streamer.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: August 01, 2022, 06:30:51 AM »
Teddy (Ludovic & Zoran Boukherma, 2020) - 7.5/10
Werewolf movie done right. Totally by the book but the right way, for the right reasons (not trying to pastiche or imitate anything). The main character/actor is especially good. TH, if you come across this one I'd be interested in your review.

Dead Man (Jim Jarmusch, 1995) - 8.5/10
Wes Anderson done right.

Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw
« on: July 26, 2022, 02:18:47 AM »
Old (M. Night Shyamalan, 2021) - 4/10
This one is not always greatly shot but it's always trying, always going against the easiest way. And it usually looks good at least, which is the first time in over a decade for Mr Shyamalan. Now. It's bad. Really bad, with fun moments. The tension isn't well done, the characters are stupid and deserve to die (both the good and the bad guys), the big answer is exactly what you imagine 5min into the movie and also happens to be ridiculously bad and unbelievable. The high concept got me to keep watching without getting bored but didn't stop me from being highly annoyed more than half the time.

Elvis: That's the Way it Is - Special Edition (1970/2022) - 8.5/10

A Fistful of Dollars / Re: Elvis as MWNN?
« on: July 25, 2022, 03:13:11 AM »
The documentary "Elvis: That?s the Way it Is" is available for pretty cheap right now on the french iTunes and is a most watch. That's the special edition, which means incredibly remastered sound and pictures but also a few scenes/songs have been cut (dont can?t help believin, are you lonesome tonight and bridge over troubled water).

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