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« #18165 : February 11, 2019, 08:11:35 PM »

It isn't objectively that light, it is light on the Scorsese scale :)

How is Lyon?

Let’s put it this way: I am sure you are enjoying the Alps more  ;)


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« #18166 : February 13, 2019, 06:31:33 AM »

The Sisters Brothers (2018) - 6/10. My biggest objections to this have to do with the plot. I didn't like the sci fi element, but would have accepted it if it were only the McGuffin. The bit with Eli and the shawl never pays off: who is the girl, and what became of her? We are cheated of our final shootout with Rutger Hauer. (How can you hire RH for your movie and not give him anything to say or anything to do?)  The whole thing with the horse was just stupid--once they hit Mayfield and score a lot of jack Eli can easily buy a new horse along the trail (heck, he can even take one from the Mayfield stock). And he was complaining about the horse from the beginning. But the need to show Eli's caring side trumped all considerations of story logic. And the way-too-long gold panning sequence didn't make a lot of sense either: they know the Commodore is going to be wondering what is going on and send men after them. The brothers should have figured the gold panning formula was going to make them rich and economically free of the Commodore, but that they would have to kill him to be completely free. If I had been at the story conference I would have argued for the necessity of having the brothers go back and take care of their boss *before* any thought of actual panning occurs. (Yes, in my version, there would have been an Oregon City massacre). The way it is now, the men just give up their mission and start panning for gold? Huh? I kept expecting some twist (the brothers were just pretending to be friendly to try to get the formula before they killed Morris and Warm or something) but nothing happened and I had to conclude that there was "character development" going on, although this was not adequately demonstrated. A final thing: the very mission from the beginning is a crock. The brothers aren't chemists, so how can they know that what Warm would reveal to them under torture is an actual formula? He could feed them any nonsense in order to ease his suffering, and they would go home with a scrap of paper that says little more than Eat at Joes's. The only way the Commodore should be satisfied is if the brothers bring back Warm alive. That would have provided a great ending to the film: the brothers return with Warm, mission accomplished, but he's just their Trojan Horse, the way to get in, and then all hell breaks loose. Maybe Warm gets killed in the crossfire and so everyone loses the formula. After the massacre, the boys could still go back and visit their ma.

I liked a lot of the locations, and some of the photography (night shot were all B.S.--when, when, WHEN will French filmmakers learn how to light night scenes?). The score was crap. I watched this with my wife, who enjoyed it more than I, but at the end she said, "That was not a Western." Yeah, I think she's right. I guess you could call it an alt Western. I'm not sure how many of these we'll need, though.



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« #18167 : February 14, 2019, 04:14:51 AM »

I got it next om my Netflix que, thanks.

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« #18168 : February 14, 2019, 11:05:04 AM »

Anybody see this? Mike? Detektive (1969)


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« #18169 : February 15, 2019, 06:38:21 AM »

El Hombre De Las Mil Caras (2016): The corrupt leader of Spain's police force Louis Roldán (Carlos Santos) goes into hiding with the help of former spy/fixer Francisco Pasae (Eduard Fernandéz), who has his own agenda. Good movie shot in a casual low-key manner, that is based on true and insane events and scandals in Spain in the mid 90s. 7+/10

Saw this on Netflix (Belgium), under the title 'Smoke & Mirrors', but it's also been released under the (translated) title 'The Man With A Thousand Faces'.


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« #18170 : February 16, 2019, 09:44:49 AM »

>:(  Speak with me after class.





Anyways, the last movies I watched (I'm using the same thing as rrpower's scale):

The Leopard: 4 out of 5. I was expecting something magnificent after reading Peacemaker's opinion on it. This was very good, but it didn't blow me away. I thought it was magnificicent up until the scene where Claudia Cardinale* and the nephew are exploring their new "palace." Then I thought the film started to drag, and I had a sudden urge to go fly a kite. When we were rolling into the second hour I was quite exhausted. I would only give this a 3.5 out of 5 but I'm giving it some leeway because Peacemaker said that the last fifty minutes or so saved the film, and made him think  it was great, but my brother was sitting on the couch playing the guitar for most of that scene... singing the same John Lennon song over and over... "Heeeeeey, you got to hiiide your love awaaaaaay!!!"

*yum

I agree with the premise that The Conformist is great to look at but the plot is horrible...

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« #18171 : February 17, 2019, 12:46:35 PM »

Pickup On South Street (1953): A piece of classified stolen microfilm gets fingered off Jean Peters by pickpocket Richard Widmark, making him a target for the government as well as the 'Reds' wanting the piece of film back. Widmark is excellent as always but Thelma Ritter as a hustler trying to get enough money for a proper funeral is amazing. Watched this classic Samuel Fuller movie before, but forgot how brutal and violent it is, esp when Peters gets tossed around like a ragdoll by her ex-bf, and commie agent, Richard Kiley. Great, great movie. 8+/10


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« #18172 : February 18, 2019, 04:50:42 AM »

I had a shooting in China (20 hours travel, one day on set, 20 hours back), so...

César et Rosalie - 8.5/10
:-* Where are our French actors now?

Wonder Woman - 5/10
It has all the flaws you expect from a regular super hero garbage film, but it gets adventure right in the middle hour. Nice WW1 sets and absolutely terrific WW1 costumes. You also have a native american killing germans with a Winchester, so that's cool. However flawed DC movies are, I'll chose them against MCU turd every day.

Venom - 3/10
There are 2 nice shots, and I like Tom Hardy's portraying of Tom Hardy.

Shawshank Redemption - 7.5/10
I had somehow managed to skip IMDB's famous darling until now. It checks the box of every single cliché you can imagine about a prison film... and yet it mainly works. I know Deakins was pretty proud of his (mostly naturalistic) lighting but I don't think it has aged very well. The framing is another story and is pretty top notch. Nice one, although I don't think I'll watch it again anytime soon.


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« #18173 : February 18, 2019, 03:17:03 PM »

Pickup On South Street (1953): A piece of classified stolen microfilm gets fingered off Jean Peters by pickpocket Richard Widmark, making him a target for the government as well as the 'Reds' wanting the piece of film back. Widmark is excellent as always but Thelma Ritter as a hustler trying to get enough money for a proper funeral is amazing. Watched this classic Samuel Fuller movie before, but forgot how brutal and violent it is, esp when Peters gets tossed around like a ragdoll by her ex-bf, and commie agent, Richard Kiley. Great, great movie. 8+/10

Agree, I also like the little vignette with the chopsticks in the Chinese restaurant with real life pickpocket Vic Perry playing Lightning Louie.


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« #18174 : February 19, 2019, 02:26:31 AM »

Agree, I also like the little vignette with the chopsticks in the Chinese restaurant with real life pickpocket Vic Perry playing Lightning Louie.

I didn't know he was a real life pickpocket, thanks for the info, that's pretty cool... I love how he uses his dirty chopsticks to pick up the bills Peters gives him in exchange for information.


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« #18175 : February 19, 2019, 06:31:36 AM »

"The Last Laugh" by NetFlix.  Chevy Chase and Richard Dreyfuss.  Rate 8.5/10.

At old folks home, aging comic Dreyfuss and aging agent Chase feel it's time for a comeback tour.

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« #18176 : February 19, 2019, 11:11:36 AM »

Paterson (2016) - 7/10. Paterson is a city in New Jersey, the setting for this recent Jim Jarmusch film. Paterson is also the name of the film's hero, a bus driver who composes poems while driving, who at the end of the day goes home to the wife (Golshifteh Farahani, a real honey), takes the bulldog (Marvin played by Nellie) for a walk, visits a bar. Daily. The routine is part of the interest in this film, also the departures from that routine. Paterson is also the name of a book by the famous free verse poet, William Carlos Williams, himself a resident of the town some moons ago. This is just to say.
I was re-watching it, this time with the wife. It suddenly occurred to me, Paterson, NJ, is just 40 minutes away. Why not take a little drive?

We did. And we saw something like this:



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« #18177 : February 19, 2019, 01:46:00 PM »

Tom Jones (1963) - 1/10
Infuriatingly unfunny, slow, boring, one of my least favorite movies I've seen and the new "Worst Best Picture Winner", easily topping former champ Shape of Water.

Saturday Night and Sunday Morning (1960) - 7.5/10
...but this Albert Finney starrer is great!

Starman (1983) - 10/10
One of the best movies ever made.

At Eternity's Gate (2018) - 4/10
A pretentious Malick imitation. Dafoe was good. I watched the first 45 min and then skipped to the last chapter of the DVD. I don't feel I missed anything, really, and was glad to realize that the RedBox return was at the grocery store, and saved some time to get cooking done early.

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« #18178 : February 20, 2019, 12:01:46 AM »

At Eternity's Gate (2018) - 4/10
A pretentious Malick imitation. Dafoe was good. I watched the first 45 min and then skipped to the last chapter of the DVD. I don't feel I missed anything, really, and was glad to realize that the RedBox return was at the grocery store, and saved some time to get cooking done early.

Really? Have you seen The Diving Bell and the Butterfly?
I'm watching At Eterny's Gate on Friday. It's on Netflix here.

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« #18179 : February 20, 2019, 12:41:24 AM »

Revolutionary Road 7/10

I'll have to watch it again to be sure about the rating. It's always hard for me to rate a movie with 5 endings consecutive after the first viewing (it always leaves me out of the movie during the last 15 minutes). But overall I was more than pleasantly surprised, I expected something way more déjà-vu than this.

I just saw this movie for the first time. I rate it a 2/10, and maybe that is generous. I can't find a single thing appealing about this. OK, the actors aren't bad, and if you like seeing an earlier era recreated, the production design is good. But this story did not interest me at all.

Yeah, yeah, so the postwar "feel good" 1950's maybe had its problems and wasn't so perfect after all. So what. So even people making good money with nice suburban homes with white-picket fences aren't necessarily happy. So what. Film noir already taught us that. So fucking what. I don't give a shit about any of these characters or their story. Ugh. What a piece of crap.

I bet n_l loved it for the cinematography. I'm starting to think that's all he cares about  ;D


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