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 on: Today at 07:57:58 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by dave jenkins
To amplify: by "TV" I mean the kind of threadbare writing typical of the medium. Here is an example from an early point in the movie (NB: This is not an exact transcription, but it would pass Dan Rather's "fake but accurate" standard):

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Scene One:
TíChalla (Black Panther): Iíll just swoop down now and extract TíCherry from her secret mission.
Scary Bald Bitch: Be sure not to freeze when you see TíCherry.
TíChalla: Hey, no way! Iím not gonna freeze when I see the girl I love. Why would I do that? Uh-uh. Not happening. Wouldnít happen in a million years. No, no, no, no, no.

Scene Two:
TíChalla: [tongue-tied and frozen] Oh, hi,  TíCh-ch-ch . . .
TíCherry: Look out! Thereís an anonymous bad guy getting ready to kill you!
Scary Bald Bitch: [clubbing anonymous bad guy before turning an accusing eye on TíChalla] You froze!
TíChalla: I didnít!

Scene Three:
TíSister: Did he freeze?
Scary Bald Bitch: Yup.
TíChalla: I didnít! Stop being so mean to me!

[In the audience, every moron laughing hysterically.]
And you have to put up with 2 more hours of that kind of thing.

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 on: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday 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: Yesterday at 01:10:49 AM 
Started by PowerRR - Last post by noodles_leone
Jusqu'ŗ 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: February 20, 2018, 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: February 20, 2018, 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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