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« #18210 : March 08, 2019, 10:02:14 AM »

The King of Comedy (1983) - 8/10. Still funny (with a slight undercurrent of angst, of course). One of the stars of the film is NYC in the 80s. Chock Full o' Nuts is long gone, but the buildings on 6th Ave. ("The Avenue of the Americas") are still there. A lot of great bit parts, and also the greatest psycho-bitch ever imagined (or WAS she imagined?).



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« #18211 : March 08, 2019, 10:07:42 AM »

and also the greatest psycho-bitch ever imagined (or WAS she imagined?).

If she wasn't, Drink will probably "bump into her" sooner or later.


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« #18212 : March 10, 2019, 03:07:18 PM »

1. The 15:17 to Paris (2018) 6/10

Further discussion here http://www.fistful-of-leone.com/forums/index.php?topic=12993.msg197567#msg197567

2. Crash (2004) 6.5/10

This is the piece of shmlatz won Best Picture, and that n_l is in love with?

One good thing I can say about it is that the acting is mostly spectacular up and down the cast.

3. Battleground (1949) 7/10

This is really not about the Siege of Bastogne. It's more like a play, set during the siege. A bunch of soldiers whining about how they want to get back home. The same jokes over and over. The country guy saying, "That's for dang sure," to everything, the one guy without teeth, and I find Van Johnson to be one of the most annoying leading men in movie history. And when the siege is finally broken, nevermind showing some good battle scenes; that is dispensed of with a montage.
Not a terrific war movie, but overall not bad entertainment.


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« #18213 : March 11, 2019, 12:39:53 AM »

2. Crash (2004) 6.5/10

This is the piece of shmlatz won Best Picture, and that n_l is in love with?

One good thing I can say about it is that the acting is mostly spectacular up and down the cast.

Hey, you cannot expect from every single Best Pic to be half as good as The Patriot!


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« #18214 : March 11, 2019, 06:54:24 AM »

Sorry to rag on you on two different threads D&D but I can not trust any ratings in a post where 15:17 is given as high a rating 6/10. Horrendous, horrendous movie

Just seeing that 6/10 next to Crash makes me want to rewatch Crash, for n_l.

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« #18215 : March 14, 2019, 06:38:16 AM »

The Witch (2015) - 8/10
What's happening with american horror films these days? After decades of nothingness, a new generation of talented first time directors is killing it.


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« #18216 : March 14, 2019, 12:22:01 PM »

Hmm, I have no idea how one can hate The Fallen Idol ...


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« #18217 : March 14, 2019, 12:51:25 PM »

The Fallen Idol (1948)  I hated this movie.  Everything about it.  5 out of 10...

Soooo... how do you feel when you watch a 1/10?  ???


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« #18218 : March 14, 2019, 01:56:12 PM »

How do YOU feel?

Well, I feel like “ I hated this movie.  Everything about it.”, hence my question!


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« #18219 : March 14, 2019, 02:05:39 PM »

It is not a very good movie. The Third Man and Odd Man Out are overrated as well.


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« #18220 : March 15, 2019, 07:59:16 AM »

Army of Shadows (1969)   I finally got back around to watching this after starting it a few months back.  Jean Pierre Melville is one of my favorite directors.  The movie was OK.  I didn't like the subject matter and didn't particularly like the plot.  Too many key parts were told in dialogue instead of you actually seeing the scenes.  Cinematography wasn't nothing special.  Music score was good.  I rate it a 7.5 out of 10...

What's the problem with the subject matter?


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« #18221 : March 18, 2019, 11:23:45 PM »

Roma (2018) - 8.5/10

Can you imagine Tarkowski at the top of his game doing a (almost) mainstream movie, grounded in the extremely detailed reality of Mexico in the 70's? This is what you get here and this is objectively a masterpiece that is both intimate and epic, comic and tragic, social and metaphysical. It's been released 3 days ago and saying it's pure cinema is already a cliché. In a non absurd world it would be nominated at the academy awards in most categories, and win all the major ones. Now I'm only giving it 8.5 because it's a subjective rating and I have problems with this kind of main characters.

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Cinematography: 15/10
Performances: 9/10
Screenplay: 10/10
World creation: 12/10
Ambition: 10/10

WTF

I was tearing my hair out halfway through waiting for this shit to end.

I agree that the performances, cinematography and world creation are great. But I find nothing interesting about this story. This movie gets a 5.5/10

I've noticed that lately, you're throwing words "objectively" into your comments, to try to throw extra weight behind supporting shit, like this movie and Orson Welles  :P

Oh, that dramatic beach scene is done (as I recall) in one take, and that is indeed great.


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« #18222 : March 19, 2019, 02:31:19 AM »

 ;D

I knew you would never like it.

And I know i’ve been using “objectively”, because film reviewing has to (try to) be from time to time. When a movie is an influential masterpiece, nobody (and I mean it) cares if you liked it or not , if it’s your thing or not. And very few care if it’s flawed (they usually are because ambition and radicality tend to lead to bypassing stuff you aren’t supposed to). It changes history and opens a new path for filmmakers so why the hell am I going to waste my time listening to people - like me - who didn’t like the main character?

Now, it’s easier to call Citizen Kane an influential masterpiece than a movie like Roma, because for the later I don’t have decades of clearly influenced (for the better) films to show. But if there was mone at stake, that’s where I would place my bet, pretty confidently.

I may totally be wrong, though. For instance I sometimes wonder wether I have somehow overstated There Will Be Blood’s influence. Maybe it was already part of a starting trend and not the only big milestone.

So please don’t read my use of “objectively” as “i’m right and you’re wrong” but more as “you’re totally off topic”  >:D

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« #18223 : March 19, 2019, 05:15:06 AM »

I sometimes wonder wether I have somehow overstated There Will Be Blood’s influence.
I have no such uncertainty.



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« #18224 : March 19, 2019, 10:02:23 AM »

I have no such uncertainty.

You don't even know the meaning of the word   :-*


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