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« #12285 : July 21, 2013, 12:14:33 AM »

Madame X (1937) 7.5/10

This movie -- which I see is based on a 1908 French play and remade into films numerous times http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Madame_X -- features Gladys George in the title role.

George was a great actress. (I particularly loved her character in The Roaring Twenties). In Madame X, she plays the unfaithful wife of a wealthy lawyer; she's kicked out of the house, and spends decades slumming it around the world. So she goes from being wealthy and wearing fancy dresses and jewelry and makeup, to looking nasty and drinking etc. There is one scene in particular that she was so amazing in – the scene in the hotel room in South America where she first meets Henry Daniell – IMO that is one of the best-performed scenes by an actress that you will ever see.

Obviously, being made in 1937, this movie, though it supposedly follows George's character around the world, is all on studio backlots/soundstages. What can you do.



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For the most part, I liked this movie with the exception of the last five minutes:
--Most importantly, having her die is a total cop-out; it's a nice way of getting rid of her without having to have the jury make a decision, and there's nothing to justify why she would drop dead at that moment; I'm sure kissing her son was very emotional to her, but nothing to justify her dying, except that it works conveniently for the movie.

-- When she kisses her son, there's too much chatter "can I give you a mother's kiss" - it would have been much better if she'd just have kissed him and that's all. in general, I think that last scene in that room in the courthouse had way too much chatter, and would have been more effective if everything wasn't said so clearly

-- and I just didn't like the way it ended, with the son saying, "she was a great woman" and then THE END, just felt somehow like a weird ending.

-- Also, I don't like the performance by the actor who plays the son

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« #12286 : July 21, 2013, 04:44:17 AM »

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As far as the movie goes, it may not be completely void of meaning, but it's uninteresting enough where I just don't care. Despite my very low rating I actually don't hate the film, and like you I respect (to an extent) what Refn was doing in terms of the "hey fuck you, I can do what I want" type deal. It just turned out to be a huge failure, IMO.

For the record I liked Drive and Bronson. I don't think Drive was half-worthy of the love it earned, but it's still good to see something of smaller caliber reach such success. Both of those are 7/10ish. I haven't seen any other of Refn's work but I'm still interested in most of it.
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Fair enough. I think you'll like the Pusher trilogy.

Has anybody seen the remake of the first Pusher? I didn't even know it existed until I saw a trailer somewhere a few days ago.


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« #12287 : July 21, 2013, 08:18:26 AM »

The Long Riders (1980) 7/10. First Blu-ray viewing. The Keaches, the Carradines, the Quaids, and the Guests are, respectively, the Jameses, the Youngers, the Millers and the Fords. Walter Hill stages a terrific train robbery on the way to his show-stopping set-piece, the Northfield raid, in which he out-Peckinpahs Peckinpah. As both a Western and a bio-pic, this film works quite well. Seeing it again, I am reminded how few serious Westerns are being made these days.



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« #12288 : July 21, 2013, 11:30:18 AM »

Walter Hill stages a terrific train robbery on the way to his show-stopping set-piece, the Northfield raid, in which he out-Peckinpahs Peckinpah.

Sounds really good!

As both a Western and a bio-pic, this film works quite well. Seeing it again, I am reminded how few serious Westerns are being made these days.

I know it was't supposed to be "serious", but Lone Ranger's box office flop is going to hurt any attempt at the western genre for a few more years. It's a shame since the Coen's film had shown that westerns could still succeed in non US markets.


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« #12289 : July 21, 2013, 09:16:49 PM »

The Wire: Season 1 - 7.5/10
A good start, but all this "by far greatest TV show of all time" talk is a bit much. I don't know where the show goes in later seasons, but my thoughts now is that it's quite overrated. I don't find many of the characters particularly interesting, other than the lead McNulty and the younger D'Angelo Barksdale. There's a lot of generic cop movie/show cliches here (though I'm sure a few weren't as cliche at the time of the show's original run). There's a few powerful moments in the later episodes, but it's quite a change of pace in storytelling compared to my recent marathoning of Breaking Bad. Anyways, overall a good show with some minor flaws but not much so far that really makes it stick out other than Dominic West's portrayal of McNulty and the excellent documentary-esque realism.

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« #12290 : July 22, 2013, 11:56:45 AM »

"La vita, a volte, è molto dura, vero Provvidenza?" aka Life Is Tough, Eh Providence? (1972) Director: Giulio Petroni, with  Tomas Milian, Gregg Palmer, 5/10

El kárate, el Colt y el impostor (1974) aka Blood Money Director: Antonio Margheriti, with Lee Van Cleef, Lieh Lo, never seen this before 6.5/10


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« #12291 : July 22, 2013, 03:37:13 PM »

Spring Breakers - 6.5/10
Marketed like a teen party movie; edited like a Malick movie. No wonder why it's so hated. Still, a decent movie but nothing too special. Certainly unique.

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« #12292 : July 22, 2013, 04:46:56 PM »

Spring Breakers - 6.5/10
Marketed like a teen party movie; edited like a Malick movie. No wonder why it's so hated. Still, a decent movie but nothing too special. Certainly unique.
I dunno. I keep re-watching it, over and over. There's something really hypnotic about it.

The Tree of the Wooden Clogs / L'albero degli zoccoli (1978) - 10/10. First 35mm viewing. At the end of the 19th Century, in Lombardy, peasants court, get married, have children, raise tomatoes, slaughter animals, chop down trees, but only by the leave of their padrone. This 3-hour film uses non-actors from the Italian countryside to drive the story's melodrama quotient down to zero; nonetheless, the movie is quietly affecting.



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« #12293 : July 23, 2013, 12:42:14 AM »

I dunno. I keep re-watching it, over and over. There's something really hypnotic about it.

This magic combo is what makes it hypnotic to me: most of the worst dialogues in recent memory uttered by 4 girls not even trying to act and expressing absolutely nothing about a theme that should be fascinating.


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« #12294 : July 23, 2013, 05:19:48 AM »

Storm Fear (1955) entertaining enough 7/10


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« #12295 : July 23, 2013, 06:05:15 AM »

Into the Wild - 8/10



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« #12296 : July 23, 2013, 03:55:21 PM »

Into the Wild - 8/10
Great soundtrack.

Rhapsody in August - 7.5/10
While sometimes it feels like a forced history/cultural lesson, other times its genuinely heartfelt. And as usual for Kurosawa, beautifully shot. Deserves more praise.

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« #12297 : July 23, 2013, 08:46:24 PM »

MIAMI EXPOSE (1956) 6/10... Thank God the narrated-police-procedural of the 50's wasn't kept around for long. Are there any really good movies from that sub-sub-genre?


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« #12298 : July 23, 2013, 09:30:28 PM »

Sullivan's Travels - 8/10 - Starts off near-perfect, gets mushy towards the end. Veronica Lake is a babe.



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« #12299 : July 23, 2013, 10:17:59 PM »

Not a very pretty babe, if you ask me. But what the hell do I know............


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