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« #750 : November 23, 2018, 11:15:54 AM »

The Postman (1997) A solid piece of crap. A good start, when it is only action, but then it gets into propaganda of the Hollywood values and it gets boring as hell for almost 3 hours. 4/10


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« #751 : November 25, 2018, 03:55:23 AM »

The Postman (1997) A solid piece of crap. A good start, when it is only action, but then it gets into propaganda of the Hollywood values and it gets boring as hell for almost 3 hours. 4/10

Agree! Also pretty boring visually.


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« #752 : November 26, 2018, 04:14:51 AM »

Ice (1970)  Are they still making film like this these days? I hope not. But in the '60's stuff like this found easily a promoter and a small audience.  Today one can watch these flicks only for nostalgic reasons, fighting boredom all the time. 4/10


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« #753 : November 27, 2018, 03:35:00 AM »

Ice (1970)  Are they still making film like this these days? I hope not. But in the '60's stuff like this found easily a promoter and a small audience.  Today one can watch these flicks only for nostalgic reasons, fighting boredom all the time. 4/10

Never saw it looks like I didn't miss much.


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« #754 : November 27, 2018, 05:06:00 AM »

Never saw it looks like I didn't miss much.

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« #755 : November 27, 2018, 06:36:16 AM »

Of course, critics and Fuller himself see a gay subtext in the Ryan-Stack relationship. BS.



Nobody needs to be a critic or to be Fuller himself to see that.


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« #756 : November 30, 2018, 01:36:18 AM »

Milestones (1975)  This should have maybe been made more profitably a few years later. And a fiction in documentary style probably wasn't the best approach. As of now probably the movie is of no interest, at least it wasn't to me. 6/10


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« #757 : November 30, 2018, 08:38:18 AM »

The Flim-Flam Man (1967) Best con man movie I saw it's the italian farce "Totò truffa '62".  This might be the best american con-man movie and it gets 8/10. I saw it twice in the early '70's, and I didn't know it was in colour till now. I think it is better in b&w, Scott's make up doesn't show up that way.


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« #758 : December 07, 2018, 05:22:41 PM »

Three Days of Condor (1975) It was movies like this which made me love the american movies in the '70's until Star Wars came and wasted it all.  A contender for best thriller ever and surely makes my top 5. Dunaway never looked so cute, even younger than 8 years before, and for once the female presence in the plot doesn't slow down the rhythm, which is irresistible from the start.  The fight with the mailman is one of the best ever and, hey, is silent, the contenders do not throw insults or threats at each other.  And the open finale is spot on. 10/10


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« #759 : December 19, 2018, 01:20:28 PM »

Hopscotch (1980) Garfield was dissatisfied with Death Wish so he took some helm for his award winning novel-based movie. The movie introduced the Jackson character and changed some locations. Some of the events were reshuffled I say with positive results. The  casting was perfect.  The novel has got some parts which are quite dull (the one in USA) which are better developed in the movie (the attack on the house). So though the movie is more comedy inclined thanx to Matthau it lacks some of the sentimental relationship between work partners. But is 8/10 for both media.


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« #760 : January 10, 2019, 02:54:54 AM »

Aliens (1986) I had read somewhere this was better than the previous one. I don't think so. This is more action based, the other one thrived on suspense. Unfortunately the action is far from original, the characters are as trivial as can be plus the usual, bothersome child. And it is ridiculous  how the futuristic technology is so behind the one of 30 years later. A funny book could be made about how the technology of most sf or fantasy movies of the '80's and 90's was so much behind the mark of the real one of 1 or two decades later. 6/10


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« #761 : January 13, 2019, 01:08:13 PM »

Close-Up (1948) Cheapy cheap crime movie with cheap plot, cheap actors, cheap sets. No noir at all, for me. It would be interesting to know how this was supposed to find a distribution. On youtube 3/10


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« #762 : January 28, 2019, 11:23:59 AM »

La vérité (1960)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qWnsdigcny0&index=23&list=PLnOzJBoZkqfSCrTviWOYBPoK6FANFs9HC (french with english subs)

A veritable piece of heavy melodrama, can't understand all the positive reviews I've read that induced me to view it. The only good thing about it is BB, of course. The rest, in the hands of a better director could have been an effective study of  a modern (at the time) city girl personality, who can be in love with a guy though at the same time having fun with others. But the relationship is drawn in sketchy vignettes, the courtroom drama unnecessary, causing Vanel and Meurisse to just  go through the motions of their art trying to give substance to characters who just don't have it. 2/10


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« #763 : January 29, 2019, 06:38:41 AM »

Les Visiteurs du Soir (1942) A masterpiece? Can't see why. It drags and drags, there is little narrative substance and Prévert's dialogues tend to repeat themselves. So it can't hold a candle to Les enfants. Only good thing I find is, predictably,  MILF Arletty, who in those years was having fun  with the Boche >:D. A strictly female movie? Yes. So it gets 6/10


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« #764 : February 04, 2019, 06:21:25 PM »

Legend (2015) London gangster movie which dallies too much on the sentimental side of the story.  Quite original, though, as it strays away from the usual italo-american mafia clichés, though I wonder whether american speaking audiences manage to follow some of the mumbled dialogues. 7/10


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