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« #15915 : April 03, 2016, 05:09:55 AM »

Yes it is. Only the 6th season is a bit weaker, offers a bit more routine instead inspiration. I'm just watching the 7th season, and try to stretch it over the whole year (but I have already watched half of it), cause it is very sad that it ends, and it is sad not to follow the protagonists over another decade as they get older and dumber and so on.
Funny. I was just going say that it becomes better and better, the sixth season being the pinnacle (and the 7th a good but lesser season). When I watched the 6th season, I remember thinking that it must be one of the best existentialist works in the history of moving images.


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« #15916 : April 03, 2016, 05:35:02 AM »

The Fortune (1975) Director Mike Nichols stars Stockard Channing, Jack Nicholson, Warren Beatty
 
The Mann-Act (disallowing women to be transported across State lines for immoral reasons) brings a married man (Beatty) to devise a scheme for taking his upper-class girlfriend (Channing) an heiress, away with him... he simply has her marry his unmarried buddy (Nicholson).
 
They move to California and it doesn't take long for Nicholson to lust for the her and he soon consummates his "marriage" to her for real, while Beatty is out working as a car salesman.
 
A fight follows during which she comes to realize the two men are really only after her money, so she threatens to give it all away to charity. That is the catalyst for the plan to do away with her. These two incompetents plan out another scheme so that they can get her fortune. The ridiculous shenanigans they go through trying to accomplish this is very amusing.
 
A possible future classic. I caught it on Movies! TV so it was somewhat censored and with commercials, will have to get a better copy, a 7/10 it may go up or stay at that.


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« #15917 : April 03, 2016, 05:45:08 AM »

Funny. I was just going say that it becomes better and better, the sixth season being the pinnacle (and the 7th a good but lesser season). When I watched the 6th season, I remember thinking that it must be one of the best existentialist works in the history of moving images.

Interesting, but in that case the 6th season was repeatedly called weaker compared to the predecessors, which still takes it above most other series.


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« #15918 : April 03, 2016, 07:41:06 AM »

Falling Down[/b - 7.5/10 - Michael Douglas loses his job and goes nuts. Sort of a modern Taxi Driver without the subtlety, but fairly entertaining.



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« #15919 : April 03, 2016, 08:22:53 AM »

Yes it is. Only the 6th season is a bit weaker, offers a bit more routine instead inspiration. I'm just watching the 7th season, and try to stretch it over the whole year (but I have already watched half of it), cause it is very sad that it ends, and it is sad not to follow the protagonists over another decade as they get older and dumber and so on.

I'm so glad that I have 70 something more of these episodes to watch. I'm sure I'll feel the same way when I get close to the series finale.

Funny. I was just going say that it becomes better and better, the sixth season being the pinnacle (and the 7th a good but lesser season). When I watched the 6th season, I remember thinking that it must be one of the best existentialist works in the history of moving images.

That's nice to hear that someone really likes season 6. From everything I've read, people seem to pick on it a bit.




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« #15920 : April 03, 2016, 09:42:53 AM »

Falling Down[/b - 7.5/10 - Michael Douglas loses his job and goes nuts. Sort of a modern Taxi Driver without the subtlety, but fairly entertaining.

I saw it the other day and was pleasantly surprised. It's funny that you compare it with Taxi Driver. Both movies have similarities but Falling Diwn kind of goes the other way around: it starts as a satire and then mature thematics and characters grow out of it. Michael Douglas' character keeps getting deeper as the film plays and you discover things about his past. The same thing happens to Duvall.


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« #15921 : April 03, 2016, 10:25:13 AM »

Coming from Joel Schumacher, it was definitely a pleasant surprise. O0



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« #15922 : April 03, 2016, 11:36:46 AM »

An eye rolling drink mostly indicates an interesting and deeply realistic movie. So now it is settled, Night Moves is a great film devoid of cliches, apart from the noir stuff, without which it couldn't be a comment on noirs.

That settles it - Night Moves is a great movie!


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« #15923 : April 03, 2016, 12:01:15 PM »

Coming from Joel Schumacher, it was definitely a pleasant surprise. O0

And also the reason why the film is only ok, and not something special.


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« #15924 : April 04, 2016, 11:34:17 AM »

Machine Gun McCain (1969) Dir Giuliano Montaldo, with stars John Cassavetes, Britt Ekland, Peter Falk,, Gena Rowlands and two Leone alumni Gabriele Ferzetti    and Luigi Pistilli   . Nothing outstanding about a 6.5/10


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« #15925 : April 04, 2016, 11:53:56 AM »

Five Miles To Midnight (1963) director Anatole Litvak, starred Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Gig Young.  A noirish opening credits and end sequences, a thriller in between. Story about an only aircrash survivor who is declared dead and he convinces his estranged wife to go along with that assumption so that he can collect the insurance money. 7/10

L'amore (1948) Director: Roberto Rossellini, stars: Anna Magnani, Federico Fellini, In the first episode, a heartbroken woman talks to her ex-lover on the phone. In the second, a pregnant woman believes she is carrying the child of Saint Joseph. 7/10

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« #15926 : April 04, 2016, 04:37:40 PM »

Minority Report (2002) - 6.5/10
I liked it, but pretty low on the Spielberg list for me. Thought it was very ugly visually, characters not really too interesting, plot got pretty cool about halfway through though.

It's Impossible to Learn to Plow by Reading Books (1988) - 4/10
Linklater's first feature. I think it's supposed to be a movie about travelling on trains, the dishes and laundry in between, and being bored. Nothing about it particularly made me angry, but it's more or less a pointless movie. Better than Waking Life.

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« #15927 : April 04, 2016, 07:05:18 PM »

Minority Report (2002)
Thought it was very ugly visually

You just destroyed your own credibility. Minority Report has lots of flaws but is beyond perfection when it comes to visuals.

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« #15928 : April 04, 2016, 07:07:55 PM »

And also the reason why the film is only ok, and not something special.

It is quite special. I agree that it could have been better with a better director but there is definitely a special touch in it, and half of it comes from the direction.


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« #15929 : April 05, 2016, 04:42:16 AM »

Sound of the Mountain / Yama no oto (1954) - 8/10. Not one of Naruse's masterpieces--of which there are several--but an excellent film nonetheless. The decision to film only part of Kawabata's novel distorts the story a bit--it makes everything more about the daughter-in-law (Setsuko Hara) and less about the old man--but the plot doesn't feel incomplete. Ken Ueda does his usual turn as a total shitbird--man, what a knack that guy had. This is a great film about people living together who never talk--Japan's national pastime. It's wonderful to see the old landmarks looking as they did 60 years ago: Kamakura station, Shinjuku park. And Hara was never prettier.



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