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« #14430 : December 15, 2014, 03:50:40 PM »

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« #14431 : December 15, 2014, 11:37:34 PM »

Panic Room (2002) - 5/5

Probably would be in the 'Top 5' list of favorite David Fincher films.

A Better Tomorrow (1986) - 4/5

I didn't much care for this the first time I saw it. 2nd viewing though has really changed my mind on it. That hallway shootout scene is really fantastic.

The American (2010) - 5/5

I remember enjoying it when I saw it on the big screen and with a recent purchase of it, I still enjoy it. Anything that has hints of Le Samourai is something I would probably check out.

The Element of Crime (1984) - 5/5

I bought the Criterion a couple of years ago and the first time I saw it, I didn't care much for it. I recently saw it again in the collection and decided to give it another shot. I forgot how visually great it was. I enjoyed it way more now than I did before.

Europa (1991) - 5/5

Liked it better with this recent viewing.

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« #14432 : December 16, 2014, 02:20:29 AM »

DJ, you're a funny man.

And a modest one too ...


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« #14433 : December 16, 2014, 02:48:15 AM »

I Loved a Woman (1933) 7/10

I hate how almost any rich businessman in the movies has to be a crook, as if there are no ethical rich men, but hey, I guess that's what movies were like during the Depression (even though this movie takes place years before the Depression). But overall, this is a decent movie. Don't let the title fool you; this ain't no romantic comedy or something; this is a drama about a businessman (Edward G. Robinson) ditching his ethics and unethically building up his Chicago meatpacking business, all because, yes, he loved a woman (not his wife), played by Kay Francis.
So many movies from the early 30's are insufferable, but this one is better than most.

Give it a look next time it plays TCM.

oh, and btw, "Home on the Range" is a nice song  O0

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« #14434 : December 16, 2014, 02:17:58 PM »

Black Narcissus (1947) - 5/10
Unbearably bad melodramatic acting, with a premise much more interesting than it's execution. It's like the movie never really knows what it wants its focus to be: the hospital and the nuns adjusting to life in the Himalayas? The prince kid and his education? The sexual tension between the nuns and Mr. Dean? None of it was all that interesting to me, and the lack of a focus toward one of those things made it harder to get into the characters. Of course, the use of color and cinematography, what the film is renowned for, is pretty fucking good. Not to mention a few editing techniques that make it feel far ahead of its time (only specific instances, most of the film's structure and execution is fairly bland). As far as Powell goes this isn't nearly as good as Red Shoes or Peeping Tom, the only other two I've seen.

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« #14435 : December 16, 2014, 05:11:03 PM »

Black Narcissus (1947) - 5/10
It's like the movie never really knows what it wants its focus to be: the hospital and the nuns adjusting to life in the Himalayas? The prince kid and his education? The sexual tension between the nuns and Mr. Dean? None of it was all that interesting to me, and the lack of a focus toward one of those things made it harder to get into the characters.

The prince kid and his education and the sexual tension between the nuns and Mr. Dean is all part of the nuns adjusting to life in the Himalayas. It's about the challenges the nuns face operating out there. Is that enough of a "focus"? Does there have to be just one problem?
This is a very good movie.


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« #14436 : December 16, 2014, 06:49:28 PM »

Anyone going into a P&P film for plot or "focus" is running a fool's errand, anyway.



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« #14437 : December 16, 2014, 08:36:06 PM »

The prince kid and his education and the sexual tension between the nuns and Mr. Dean is all part of the nuns adjusting to life in the Himalayas. It's about the challenges the nuns face operating out there. Is that enough of a "focus"? Does there have to be just one problem?
This is a very good movie.
It seems to want to be more about the sexual tension between nuns and Mr. Dean, but it's the shades of all the other subplots (including the prince kid, maybe the worst actor in  any movie I've seen in a while) that make the pacing and structure feel very off to me. Fine if the movie in general was about nuns adjusting to life in the Himalayas, but the subplots are so imbalanced that it's hard for me to devote my attention to any.

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« #14438 : December 16, 2014, 08:41:42 PM »

Black Mirror (Series 1 & 2) - 7.5/10
A British television series comprised of 6 episodes total. It's like The Twilight Zone meets The Decalogue, but instead of each episode relating to the ten commandments, they relate to the plausible dangers of technology in the near future. All episodes are good, some better than others.

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« #14439 : December 17, 2014, 12:44:07 PM »

Black Mirror (Series 1 & 2) - 7.5/10
A British television series comprised of 6 episodes total. It's like The Twilight Zone meets The Decalogue, but instead of each episode relating to the ten commandments, they relate to the plausible dangers of technology in the near future. All episodes are good, some better than others.

If I had to watch only 1 to 3 of them, which ones would you recommend? I've worked on a similar project a few months ago and people were constantly telling us to check this out.



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« #14440 : December 17, 2014, 01:05:42 PM »

If I had to watch only 1 to 3 of them, which ones would you recommend? I've worked on a similar project a few months ago and people were constantly telling us to check this out.

1. Be Right Back
2. The Entire History of You
3. Fifteen Million Merits
4. White Bear
5. The National Anthem
6. The Waldo Moment

That's how I'd rank them best to worst. I also watched the Christmas Special which aired last night. It's almost twice the length of a standard episode, stars Jon Hamm, and is probably the best of all of them. A little twist-heavy though.

They're all more or less just as good though, and I can see how someone else's list may be completely different. I liked Be Right Back the most of the standard episodes because it's the most personal, focused, thought-provoking, and emotionally interesting. But those are qualities of every episode.

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« #14441 : December 17, 2014, 06:54:08 PM »

Lone Survivor (2013) - 7.5/10
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« #14442 : December 17, 2014, 07:30:49 PM »

Bullet in the Head (1990) 4/5

Probably John Woo's best film but not my favorite.

A Better Tomorrow (1986) - 4/5

Probably my favorite but its tough choosing either this or The Killer

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« #14443 : December 17, 2014, 08:21:23 PM »

Ida (2013) - 4/10
Boring, dull, lifeless. Pretty good B&W cinematography is ruined by the insistence to place every character and subject on the bottom third of the frame. It's unmotivated camera/character placement that is really only used to make the movie look a bit more "unique" and "artsy" - similar to what Tom Hooper did with King's Speech and Les Miserables. It's trying to compensate for a lack of artistic style by forcing one that doesn't make sense narratively. But that really doesn't bother me as much as the lack of character and unbearably dull story.

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« #14444 : December 18, 2014, 11:34:12 AM »

1. Be Right Back
2. The Entire History of You
3. Fifteen Million Merits
4. White Bear
5. The National Anthem
6. The Waldo Moment

That's how I'd rank them best to worst. I also watched the Christmas Special which aired last night. It's almost twice the length of a standard episode, stars Jon Hamm, and is probably the best of all of them. A little twist-heavy though.

They're all more or less just as good though, and I can see how someone else's list may be completely different. I liked Be Right Back the most of the standard episodes because it's the most personal, focused, thought-provoking, and emotionally interesting. But those are qualities of every episode.

Thanks! I'll try a few of them.



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