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« Reply #13140 on: February 14, 2014, 05:11:59 AM »

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« Reply #13141 on: February 14, 2014, 04:50:23 PM »

The Lego Movie 3-D (2014) 8/10. Brazil meets The Matrix meets Tron. Except with Legos. Animated Legos. Animated Legos that talk. The talk is often pretty funny. I laughed so hard in places I spilled red Icee on the front of my blue dress shirt. I sure hope the stain lifts (Note to Self: From now on, always order the blue Icee).

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« Reply #13142 on: February 15, 2014, 03:32:52 AM »

Blue Is the Warmest Color - 8.5 - 9/10
A very good film about adolescent love and awaking sexuality. (And good films about awaking sexuality are rarer than the Amur leopard.) What I didn't like were the caricature parents and the heavy-handed symbolism. Also showing an explicit eight minute lesbian sex scene is at least dubious if not downright immature. There's a reason for the scene to exist but it's still practically porn (and too close to what you can find on the Internet to take it seriously). The close-up heavy cinematography gets claustrophobic at times (in a bad way) but generally it serves the film well. And for the record: I don't speak French, so my judgement of the acting (which I found good) is biased.

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« Reply #13143 on: February 15, 2014, 05:47:34 AM »

Ah, I really don't get what's that good in this one. I can see what he tried to do, and I can see how much he failed.

Once again, my theory about the sex scene is that it shares the very same flaws as 90% of the film: you can see what the point is, but it's not very well done, close to the regular mediocre way of showing it (porn, tv movies, amateur short movies...), far too long, hence destroying the purpose of the scene: we get the point quickly, then it jus goes on and on and you're kind of lost.
I realyl cannot understand how someone may lioke the movie BUT dislike the sex scene. Almost every scene is at least dubious if not downright immature. I'm not throwing the stone here because of what the movie tried to do: it tries to be 400% realistic, which means being all the time on the verge of being immature, mediocre and obvious. And it tries hard. So it's good. But most of the time it fails.

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« Reply #13144 on: February 15, 2014, 06:22:11 AM »

Quote from another forum from one who wished the film would run much longer:

"Adele is a teenager who is unsecure abut her sexuality. Then she meets few years older lesbian called Emma and they start a relationship. But afterwards they break up leaving Adele alone and miserable. This is basically the story of the film and it takes 3 hours to tell the story but the film never feels overlong and there's not any unnecessary scenes. It's one of the most realistic films I've seen regarding the acting, sometimes I almost forgot I was watching a film. Similar reality I've seen in the films of Eric Rohmer. Film has some notorious fame because it's graphic sex scenes. Honestly, as a deviant pervert, these scenes were the main reason I went to see the film in the first place and I'm glad i did, otherwise I would have missed this wonderful film.

This is maybe the best film made since Mulholland Drive and In the Mood for Love. I think I'll be going to see it for the second time next week. "

I have read other hymnic reviews of which I think that they are honest ones. It is a film which fascinates people for some reasons, that is undeniable. I can understand it for this film, even if I'm not that fascinated, only amused.

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« Reply #13145 on: February 15, 2014, 10:05:31 AM »

It could have been longer. Many scenes are on the cuting room floor. I thin khe had enough material to maintain the same quality for two 2h movies.

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« Reply #13146 on: February 15, 2014, 11:55:19 AM »

It could have been longer. Many scenes are on the cuting room floor. I thin khe had enough material to maintain the same quality for two 2h movies.

Yes, but you said it is already too long.

At least it is a film which gets your attention, which keeps you occupied. So it must be something.

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« Reply #13147 on: February 15, 2014, 12:09:51 PM »

Haha the reason it keeps me occupied is that this has been the only conversation topic in France for a year. Seriously. People talked a lot about it before Cannes, then during the festival everybody talked about how cool Adele (the actress) is and how terrible Lea Sedoux is. And of course, there was the sex scene outrage. Just before it won, new outrage: the technicians of the film criticised the way they were treated on set and how long the work was (because the government was rethinking the regulation of the sector's job market). When it won, everybody talked about how Kechiche never publicly thanked the comic book author. Then she published a very ambiguous blog post about it. And then we thought it was over. But it wasn't: just before the film was released, Lea and Adele criticized their own work conditions. They told the world that Kechiche was a huge dick on set. Then the film was released, and we talked about the sex scene again. And Kechiche released an open letter, saying many people were trying to sabotage his work. It really is the topic of the year. And with all this, people forget forget to judge the movie for what it is.

Also, the failures of the movie are so obvious to me that it gets on my nerves to be one of the few to mention them.

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« Reply #13148 on: February 15, 2014, 06:14:23 PM »

The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari (1920) 8/10. The famous sets are shown to advantage in this new restoration, and "Konrad" Veidt as Cesare the Sonambulist is now easily spotted. The new (but old-sounding) organ score by John Zorn goes down a treat. Bring on the Blu-ray. But for now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wYT6t3w0LrY

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« Reply #13149 on: February 16, 2014, 03:31:39 PM »

In the wake of Valentines Day, Hulu has 9 Criterion films available for free streaming under the topic Love Under Pressure. Here are links to 3 of the films, along with comments previously posted on this thread.

Black Orpheus. Its an old classic shot in the hills around Rio, beautiful visuals, I always wanted to go to Carnival in Rio after seeing that film, the music alone was great.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/215808

That Hamilton Woman - 8/10 - A top tier historical romance detailing the affair between Admiral Nelson and Lady Hamilton. Pitched at an appropriately tragic level, with our protagonists navigating the perils of war and social restrictions with a grace rarely achieved in other melodramas. Lots of WWII parallels that seem less forced than something like The Sea Hawk. One of Laurence Olivier's better performances, equally good as the dashing younger Nelson, the battle-scarred, haunted veteran, the lovesick sailor. Vivien Leigh is brassily wonderful as always, quite a striking leading lady. Despite being set-bound the Kordas manage an impressive production; gorgeous B&W photography by Rudolph Mate (one deep-focus scene in particular). The Trafalgar battle makes effective use of miniatures and matte work. A first-rate job.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/215852

Senso (1954) 10/10. An Italian noblewoman at the time of the Risorgimento falls for an Austrian cad; he exploits her, then she gets revenge.
 
Mark Rappaport calls this the most beautiful movie ever made, and, well, it's certainly in contention. In the booklet accompanying the new CC Blu-ray, Rappaport waxes ecstatically: "It is not exactly an accident that the film brings to mind Manet, Veronese, Tintoretto, and Titian, among others. It is as if we were in a Manet painting twenty-four frames a second. Which is not to say that it has the studied, frozen, waxwork, art-directed quality of a period film like Barry Lyndon (1975), about which critics raved that each frame was a masterpiece. Senso is much more fluid than that. You don't want to hang the images on the wall. You want to live in them. The figures move in architectural surroundings with the grace and elegance of Veronese figures come to life. They inhabit the backgrounds as if they and history are one. Which also explains the lack of close-ups in Senso." That's a partial explanation. It should also be remarked that there are no close-ups in opera.

And Senso is a film steeped in opera. Visconti begins the picture at the opera, at a performance of Il trovatore; then the characters in the audience leave the theater, and begin playing, in the streets and buildings of Venice--what a set!--their own melodrama. One mirrors the other, of course, but here Visconti makes a move that seems counter-intuitive but is nonetheless brilliant. The soundtrack for the love story is provided not by Verdi, but by Bruckner, from his Wagnerian 7th Symphony. Beyond the fact that the music works so well, was Visconti, in his choice of dueling composers, underlining the political tensions between his Italian and German-speaking characters? I wouldn't put it past him.

The acting is appropriately operatic, and that will not please everyone. Alida Valli plays every scene over the top, and in the most magnificent gowns and veils (she's veiled in most scenes). It is unclear to me whether or not she dubbed herself in the Italian language version. And I can't comment on Farley Granger's performance, as so much of it comes from the Italian voice actor who dubbed him. That voice does, to my ears, sound suitably smarmy. Apparently, the producers could have had Brando for the part, but thought Granger the better choice. Go figure.

This movie features some of the best looking battle scenes ever filmed. Kubrick and Bondarchuk, if they saw the film when released (it never had a regular U.S. run), must have been envious.
http://www.hulu.com/watch/241906

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« Reply #13150 on: February 16, 2014, 11:05:05 PM »

LONE SURVIVOR 8/10. If you are gonna see this, see it in a theater.

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« Reply #13151 on: February 17, 2014, 10:36:07 AM »

The Outlaw (1943) - 5/10. Dated sex Western that fails to titillate now--despite a bondage scene with Jane Russell. Very little action, and the characters are all cartoons. Still, watching Walter Huston act is never dull. The bit where Doc attempts to incite Billy to action by shooting off bits of his ears was, reportedly, re-used by Hawks for Red River for the final showdown between Dunson and Matt, but when Hughes got wind of it, the story goes, he personally visited the editing room and cut it out. Amazon Prime members can stream a "Digitally Remastered" (but rather poor-looking) video of this film for free: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00C8PK1DG

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« Reply #13152 on: February 17, 2014, 08:04:53 PM »

Heading to the Regal in Union Sq. for 10:50 showing of THE MONUMENTS MEN. On IMDB, it only has a 6.5/10 rating; we'll see what happens..................

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« Reply #13153 on: February 17, 2014, 11:08:22 PM »

THE MONUMENTS MEN 6/10 .... The only really good thing I can say about this is terrific production design. And Cate Blanchett sounds 100% like a Frenchwoman. That's all. Be thankful I saw this so that you won't.


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« Reply #13154 on: February 17, 2014, 11:54:39 PM »

One more thing about THE MONUMENTS MEN: There's always. The implied question of risking human lives for art. A smart movie wouldn't address the issue head-on, but leave it for the viewer to decide. This movie preaches to us again and again yes, art is worth more than human lives. I didn't care for that.



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