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« #630 : May 24, 2016, 06:01:00 AM »

Do you mean that OUATIA is exactly as good as The Hoods?


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« #631 : May 24, 2016, 07:53:27 AM »



Still, like I said, I don't care about the twist ending. The movie works. The real story works and is told in a compelling way. I'm seeing actual human beings struggling with life (and death). It's good.
You mean "actual ghosts." Which, whether they exist or not, can't be "actual" human beings.

It's a BS story told in a BS way. The fact that you like this AND E.T. indicates that you should never be listened to on anything.



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« #632 : May 24, 2016, 08:33:44 AM »

You mean "actual ghosts." Which, whether they exist or not, can't be "actual" human beings.

It's a BS story told in a BS way. The fact that you like this AND E.T. indicates that you should never be listened to on anything.

He said, while arguing in Titoli's thread.


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« #633 : May 24, 2016, 10:08:30 AM »

Delicatessen (1991) A piece of shit.


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« #634 : May 24, 2016, 10:38:46 AM »

See?


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« #635 : May 24, 2016, 10:51:23 AM »

I haven't the chance to go through all 42 pages in this thread but whats your rating on John Carpenter's The Thing?

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« #636 : May 24, 2016, 11:42:23 AM »

I haven't the chance to go through all 42 pages in this thread but whats your rating on John Carpenter's The Thing?

I liked it, though I haven't seen it in decades.


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« #637 : May 24, 2016, 12:29:07 PM »

I liked it, though I haven't seen it in decades.
This is so scary. We're like psychic twins now!



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« #638 : May 25, 2016, 11:08:26 AM »

Knife in the Water (1962) I saw it first in the early '70's, in a cinema, of course. Then again on TV, but this third time undubbed. I remembered little of the plot development, actually I thought there was a mounting tension between the 2 males which is not the case, as the fight comes almost by chance. I think that all the speech of the wife to the boy is too didactical ("You will become like him") and it doesn't rhyme with the character who doesn0t seem to have a gripe with the husband. But still it is the best Polansky with Chinatown (though I haven't seen The Pianist).


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« #639 : May 25, 2016, 11:21:23 AM »

But still it is the best Polansky with Chinatown (though I haven't seen The Pianist).
No love for Tess?



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« #640 : May 25, 2016, 11:54:24 AM »

No love for Tess?

I think I couldn't make it beyond the first 15'.


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« #641 : May 26, 2016, 10:30:30 AM »

The Thing (1982) As a thriller is well paced, right from the start. The special effects are still effective, maybe even too much. What doesn't work is the fact that you can see it is all shot in a studio, with a few exceptions. Still it earns 8/10.


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« #642 : May 27, 2016, 01:39:22 AM »

Nella città l'inferno (1959) The only, superficial,  thing in common with forerunner (?) Caged is the "progress" of the naive inmate to prostitute. But there all connections end. First of all Masina is as miscast as can be: not only she's very old for the part, as noted by jinxy, but she's made to talk with a roughly venetian accent which is clearly not hers (she's from Bologna's vicinity), so she's twice a bogus. The Magnani character is just as bogus, as all the other ones of the inmates in the movie, about whom we know little, if anything.  The jail looks like a summer camp with bars, run by benevolent nuns and no Hope Emerson in sight.
Magnani is full of advices to her companions, which doesn't explain her violent reaction to Masina's tribute to her mentor. A good bad lady, melodramatic as can be. Masina's acting is embarrassing, her gestures and mimicry can be anticipated 2 seconds before. Same for most of Magnani's, who has the advantage, though, to speak her native tongue, though she sometimes (too many times) slides into an italian which doesn't rhyme with her character's linguistic faculties. Same goes for the direction, that betrays too many times itself in too clearly staged shots. The only moment where the movie overcomes itself is with the uncredited appearance of Sordi: as monumental as he was in the late '50's. 6/10


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« #643 : May 27, 2016, 05:29:10 AM »

The only moment where the movie overcomes itself is with the uncredited appearance of Sordi: as monumental as he was in the late '50's. 6/10
I forgot to mention him! Yeah, that was a surprise when he cameo-ed, a very pleasant one. Who was the old man?



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« #644 : May 27, 2016, 07:25:44 AM »

I forgot to mention him! Yeah, that was a surprise when he cameo-ed, a very pleasant one. Who was the old man?

No idea. Never seen before.


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