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« Reply #7485 on: February 02, 2010, 01:37:11 PM »

The Killers (1964) - 8/10
Having Hemingway's name over the title is a joke. About the 1946 version all that I can remember is that it was told from the perspective of a detective, but I think I enjoyed both versions about equally.
To be more acurate, the perspective of an insurance investigator acting like a detective.

I agree, though. The two versions, though very different, are equally enjoyable.

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« Reply #7486 on: February 02, 2010, 02:27:46 PM »

To be more acurate, the perspective of an insurance investigator acting like a detective.
That's what I meant but couldn't find the correct term.

The State of Things (1982) - 7-8/10
Very atmospheric.

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« Reply #7487 on: February 02, 2010, 08:32:55 PM »

The State of Things (1982) - 7-8/10
Very atmospheric.
Due in large part to the haunting b&w photography of Henri Alekan. But I get the fact that your comment is code for "no story."

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« Reply #7488 on: February 02, 2010, 08:59:02 PM »

Two from Universal's new Vault Series (made-on-demand DVD-r's):

The House of the Seven Gables (1940) - 7/10. The Hawthorne novel adapted, with the feuding Pyncheon boys played by Vincent Price (as the good brother)  and George Sanders (as the bad). Margaret Lindsay--sort of a Jean Arthur type, but without the accent--does a great turn transforming from the vivacious love interest into an old maid. Wonderfully photographed, but with a rather lackluster score. Interesting story.

Dragnet (1954) - 8/10. The color film version of the popular 50s TV show, starring and directed by Jack Webb, with bits by Richard Boone, Dennis Weaver, and a bunch of guys who guest starred on Perry Mason. Dub Taylor shows up just long enough to be the guest victim. He' s a mob hit, and Sgt. Friday and the boys spend the well-paced 90 minutes investigating his shotgunning. Friday (deadpanning): "The first blast cut him in two. The second made him a crowd." Ha! Based on a true story, we're told, so we get the full policier treatment. Highly entertaining.

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« Reply #7489 on: February 02, 2010, 09:00:43 PM »

I give the 46 version the edge because the racing scenes with Cassavetes and Dickinson carried on for way too long and aren't very effective. I'm a big fan of both movies though.

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« Reply #7490 on: February 02, 2010, 11:59:24 PM »

The Best Years of Our Lives - 9/10 - Potentially mawkish material is elevated into something poignant and grand by virtue of an excellent director, cast and screenwriter.

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« Reply #7491 on: February 03, 2010, 03:52:47 AM »

It's Complicated (2009) Wife drug me to this CHICK flick, has some funny sequences but as a whole if your a guy be forewarned another Romantic Fantasy. 6/10

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« Reply #7492 on: February 03, 2010, 03:54:55 AM »

It's Complicated (2009) Wife drug me to this CHICK flick, has some funny sequences but as a whole if your a guy be forewarned another Romantic Fantasy. 6/10

You listen to women too much, good thing you didn't get lost on the way to the theater! Cheesy Wink

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« Reply #7493 on: February 03, 2010, 06:37:06 AM »

It's Complicated (2009) Wife drug me to this CHICK flick, has some funny sequences but as a whole if your a guy be forewarned another Romantic Fantasy. 6/10

Ugliest movies I saw I was dragged there by a woman. Another reason to remain single.

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« Reply #7494 on: February 03, 2010, 11:32:33 AM »

Kanal (Canal) (1957) - A bit longish, it veers too much on character's study instead of pure action. A pity because the idea of the sewers was great. 7\10

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« Reply #7495 on: February 03, 2010, 08:14:59 PM »

Un Chien Andalou - Once you get past the eyeball getting sliched there isn't much here.

The Passion of Joan of Arc - 9/10 - Great soundtrack by Voices of Light.

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« Reply #7496 on: February 03, 2010, 09:44:23 PM »

Pokolenie (A Generation)(1954) The director is unsatisfied with it. So am I. 5|10

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« Reply #7497 on: February 03, 2010, 10:13:32 PM »

Two from Bad Girls of Film Noir Vol. 1:

The Killer that Stalked New York (1950) - 6/10. Like Panic in the Streets, but with Evelyn Keyes in the Jack Palance role, and New York locations in place of the New Orleans ones. Well, at times, Keyes looks almost as strange as Palance. The manhunt--girlhunt?--device works pretty well, but the filmmakers keep ruining things by stopping the action to run what amounts to public service announcements for the health department. Is this really a noir, though? Hey, it's got Whit Bissell!

Two of a Kind
(1951) - 8/10. Lizabeth Scott convinces Fast Eddy O'Brien to pretend to be an elderly couple's lost heir so they can bilk the sweet old things out of their dough. Scott and O'Brien have great chemistry, and there's enough uncertainty about whether one will double cross the other to keep things interesting. The film maintains a pretty light tone throughout, with murderous intentions and a bit of danger thrown in at the end. There's a couple of neat twist in the story, too. A real crowd pleaser.

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« Reply #7498 on: February 04, 2010, 02:23:11 AM »

Kanal (Canal) (1957) - A bit longish, it veers too much on character's study instead of pure action. A pity because the idea of the sewers was great. 7\10
Well this wouldn't be my pick either if I wanted to see an action movie... But I'm drawn to films like this that take the conflict to the most simple level: sheer survival. In desperate situations you grab tight to your own illusions, and in the end of the movie, when some of them get out of the sewers, the illusion in the sewer seems more attractive than the reality on the ground. Some how this movie reminds me of Apocalypse Now and A Man Escaped.
PS. The girl is damn hot.

Kings of the Road (1976) - 7.5/10
It's long as fuck but fortunately quite rewarding after all.

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« Reply #7499 on: February 04, 2010, 02:45:18 AM »

A Serious Man - 11/10

Dave Jenkins and RR weren't kidding. See this movie.

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