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« #14415 : December 14, 2014, 07:44:14 AM »

Winter's Bone (2010) - 7.5/10
The SLWB search engine sucks. I'd be surprised if nobody else saw this film. I remembered giving it an 8/10.


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« #14416 : December 14, 2014, 07:55:44 AM »

I liked it a bit less than expected, but it is a good film. 8/10 too


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« #14417 : December 15, 2014, 03:48:36 AM »

Nightcrawler 7/10

Nicely (inspired by but far from the Mann/Drive league) shot, very good performance by Jake G (not the incredible one you ear here and there but largely enough to make me want to see his next movies just because he's in it), simple and efficient plot transcended by a great character and great dialogues and TERRIBLE 90's music that make you wait the whole film for a Michael Douglas cameo (how could Mr DJ give 10 to a movie featuring an Oblivion-like OST?). That could have been a 8 or a 8.5 but the thing that really bothers me is the predictable ending, that I'll discuss in the movie's thread.
Still enjoyed it a lot and you should all see it, most people on this board will like it.


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« #14418 : December 15, 2014, 04:36:24 AM »

The SLWB search engine sucks. I'd be surprised if nobody else saw this film. I remembered giving it an 8/10.

Yes, the search engine does suck. Type "Winter's Bone" – with or without quotes – into the search box, and you still get exactly zero results.


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« #14419 : December 15, 2014, 10:57:00 AM »

Eternal Sunshine - 9
American History X - 9

Under the Skin (2013) - 5/10
Praised by some critics as the best film of the year (both 2013 and 2014 depending when you consider it was released), mauled by Amazon/Netflix reviewers as the worst movie they've ever seen. For me, it's not much more than an excellent experiment in directing, cinematography, and use of music. Can't get much more shallow and incoherent in terms of plot and character though, and certainly not fascinating enough to warrant a 2nd viewing to make better understanding of it.

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« #14420 : December 15, 2014, 01:37:14 PM »

Winter's Bone 12"/12". I got one for Spring, Summer, and Fall too.  O0



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« #14421 : December 15, 2014, 03:50:40 PM »

DJ, you're a funny man.


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« #14422 : 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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« #14423 : December 16, 2014, 02:20:29 AM »

DJ, you're a funny man.

And a modest one too ...


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« #14424 : 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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« #14425 : 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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« #14426 : 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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« #14427 : 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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« #14428 : 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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« #14429 : 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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