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 : Today at 12:43:47 PM 
titoli - noodles_leone
Wait, that was by Joann Sfar?

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 : Today at 01:35:31 AM 
titoli - stanton
The remake from 2015 is a stylish film by Joaan Sfar with a strong erotic touch.

tps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Lady_in_the_Car_with_Glasses_and_a_Gun_(2015_film)

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 : Yesterday at 03:01:53 PM 
titoli - dave jenkins
having watched the movie (on youtube)
Found it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1rJ6vMVmTxU
Thanks, I've been wanting to watch that for some time but it hasn't been readily available in R1.

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 : Yesterday at 05:33:37 AM 
titoli - titoli
I was flabbergasted by the title when it first came out: too long, it must be boring, I thought.Then, a few years ago I read Rossi's novel and now, having watched the movie (on youtube) I am convinced that Rossi was the true heir to Woolrich. This is a living proof of what the common authors of books on the genre dub as "absurd": this is the most absurd plot of all, a squared Woolrich. In fact the plot makes little sense, the characters act far away from what a common person would act and (I'll add) having shot the movie with the main actors being english, they had to add the even greater absurdity of showing most of french people being able to speak their language: which is absurd to assume today but completely crazy in 1970. So it is not pure chance that a classic noir practitioner like Litvak picked up this french noir for his last production (though I wonder how Mrs Chabrol's - here acting dubbed? - hubby let it slip through his hands).  And it gets 8/10, though McEnery  looks and acts like a poor man's Terence Stamp and visually there is little noir except the psychedelic lights in the interiors subbing for the contrasted b&w of old. And Legrand, alas, is not in his best form.

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 : Yesterday at 02:07:36 AM 
mike siegel - mike siegel
features behind the scenes footage of FOD !!!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IwNkMQ6w51I

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 : Yesterday at 01:44:38 AM 
PowerRR - noodles_leone
I'm with you on Dog Day Afternoon, it's a lot better than I remembered. Lumet went from being a stagy, stuffy, arguably boring director to making very liberated, cinematic movies by the 70's.

As for Spike Lee, I liked 25th Hour, but it's been too long since I've seen it. And I need to see Clockers again. But I agree with you there again.

Man, that's a lot of agreeing. Makes me feel weird.

Matrix 4 5/10
It's a bad movie filled with good ideas. Lots of botched work. Lots of botched visuals and stupid editing decisions. Some good performances (especially Carrie-Anne Moss, but Jonathan Groff is quite exhilarating to watch too). The first and the last acts work so much better than the 100% pointless second one. I'm very glad this movie exists, its (already quite dated but radical) meta approach on such a mainstream and "important" franchise looks a lot like one of cinema's last swan songs.

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 : Yesterday at 01:38:12 AM 
PowerRR - stanton
For Spike Lee, I don't care much for his films, but Inside Man (9/10) never feels like a Spike Lee joint, and actually The 25th Hour (8/10) also not that much.

I rewatched his "classic" Do the Right Thing last year, and it was nothing special, quite watchable yes, entertaining yes, but nothing I want to have on my shelf. 7/10

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 : Yesterday at 01:21:42 AM 
PowerRR - T.H.
The Gambler (1974) 7/10. A literature professor (James Caan) with a gambling addiction alienates loved ones as he plays a game of brinksmanship with mobsters. The basis for the 2014 movie of the same title, this is the less interesting of the two films as it pretty much just limns the conventions of a self-destructive-behavior story (the new film is more Dostoyevskian (until it isn't)). There are pleasures to be had here, though, including cameos by Jimmy Woods, Stuart Margolin, M. Emmet Walsh, and Vic Tayback. Meatier roles go to Paul Sorvino and Lauren Hutton. Also of interest is period location work in Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn, Jersey, and, for a brief moment, Vegas. Free streaming available to amazon Prime members: http://www.amazon.com/Gambler-James-Caan/dp/B005DNPEZA/ref=tmm_aiv_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&sr=1-2&qid=1419732018

This pretty much sums up my thoughts, but I haven't seen the 2014 version. The Gambler '74 greatly benefits from its cast and it being a 70's movie -- I wish more of the movie was set in 70's Vegas. As much as a I love 80's movies, this material doesn't work as well a decade later without a creative director that could capture the seediness of NYC. Someone like a Schrader, or ideally Scorsese.

I don't like Inside Man. Nothing against it, nothing for it. I've never been impressed by Spike Lee. I think it's on Prime these days.

Dog Day Afternoon keeps getting better after 10 viewings. I have no idea when I first watched it, I feel like I've always known that movie.
I'm with you on Dog Day Afternoon, it's a lot better than I remembered. Lumet went from being a stagy, stuffy, arguably boring director to making very liberated, cinematic movies by the 70's.

As for Spike Lee, I liked 25th Hour, but it's been too long since I've seen it. And I need to see Clockers again. But I agree with you there again.

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 : January 17, 2022, 12:58:49 PM 
PowerRR - stanton
The Green Knight

Directed by   David Lowery
Screenplay by   David Lowery
Based on   Sir Gawain and the Green Knight by Anonymous
Produced by   Toby Halbrooks, James M. Johnston, David Lowery, Tim Headington, Theresa Steele Page
Starring   Dev Patel, Alicia Vikander, Joel Edgerton, Sarita Choudhury, Sean Harris, Ralph Ineson
Cinematography   Andrew Droz Palermo
Edited by   David Lowery
Music by   Daniel Hart
Production companies   Ley Line Entertainment, Bron Creative, Wild Atlantic Pictures, Sailor Bear
Distributed by   A24, Lionsgate (Digital)
Release date   July 30, 2021 (United States)
Running time   130 minutes
Countries   United States, Canada
Language   English
Budget   $15 million
Box office   $18.9 million
Available on Amazon Prime


Yes, THAT green knight. Is that enough, Stanton ?

I like that, maybe a bit overdone, but only a bit. (the language needn't be named)

I also noticed that all the others changed nothing ... sigh ...

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 : January 17, 2022, 12:56:53 PM 
PowerRR - stanton
For me the other way round. Inside Man is a very clever thriller, while DDA is less interesting nowadays.

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