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« #12645 : November 09, 2013, 11:33:12 PM »

Pepe le Moko (1937) 7/10

at the end, when Pepi is taking a walk supposedly through the Casbah, it's a bunch of awful process shots.

Line Noro, the actress playing Ines, is one of the ugliest girls I have ever seen on screen; would Jean Gabin (or anyone) ever stand to date her? or even look at her once?

According to IMDB, Mireille Balin – the girl who played Gaby, the Parisian girl Gabin falls for – fell in love with a Wehrmacht officer during the occupation of Paris. Toward the end of the war, they were arrested, he was never heard from again, she was eventually released and made one more movie, before – I am happy to report – she died 20 years later, miserable and broke http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0050249/bio?ref_=nm_ov_bio_sm


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« #12646 : November 09, 2013, 11:34:52 PM »

From Here to Eternity (1953) 8.5/10

The performances here are terrific, up and down the line.

Deborah Kerr looks pretty in blond hair... and she does a pretty much perfect American accent.




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I like that the movie doesn't tell you what date the events are taking place (I just assumed that it was the present, ie. 1953) so that when the attack on Pearl Harbor came, I wasn't expecting it at all; and all throughout the movie until that moment, I was able to just focus on the story as it was happening, without wondering when the attack was gonna come.

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« #12647 : November 10, 2013, 07:13:48 AM »

Highway 301 7/10 Steve Cochran is good as ruthless gang leader on crime spree
Strange Impersonation 6/10 weird soapy noir from director Anthony Mann
The Unknown Man 6/10

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« #12648 : November 10, 2013, 09:29:43 AM »


I agonized over whether to give this a 6.5/10 or a 7/10
Dude, this is just a chat board. Did you forget to take your medication?



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« #12649 : November 10, 2013, 04:02:46 PM »

Hunt the Man Down (1950) 4/10

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« #12650 : November 10, 2013, 04:34:41 PM »

INSIDE LLEWYN DAVIS - 8/10

It could reach 9/10 with the blu-ray viewing (I'm definitely getting the BD the day it is available). It's going to be RR's movie of the year by far. Others will be bored to death.
I take back my criticisms about the grading of the trailer: on a big screen, the shots are absolutely gorgeous. John Goodman's scenes are some of the finest Americana sequences you'll ever see.

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« #12651 : November 11, 2013, 04:54:31 AM »

The Lawless (1950)  Joseph Losey's film about racial tension in a small California town 6/10


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« #12652 : November 11, 2013, 06:46:33 AM »

@ MoMA, two by Alain Cavalier, both introduced by Serge Toubiana of the Cinémathèque Française.

La Chamade / Heartbeat (1968) 8/10. Catherine Deneuve is a kept woman, and she likes it that way. Michel Piccoli (of course) is the one keeping her. One day Deneuve meets a handsome man her age (some Pretty Boy) and is smitten. The man is a work-a-day drudge who cannot offer La Deneuve the advantages she's used to--a stylish cabriolet, frocks by Yves St Lauren--so instead tries to instill in her a work ethic. Piccoli magnanimously lets his mistress go . . . knowing she'll be back. Half the film is made up of shots of Deneuve, a very effective strategy. The English title doesn't seem to do justice to the French. In one post-coital moment, Deneuve listens to her young lover's heart beating and comments on how rapid it is. His answer is that she is listening to a chamade. Deneuve asks, "C'est que c'est chamade," or words to that effect. The man tells her they'll look it up later in the dictionary. They never do.

Serge says: "This was made when Catherine Deneuve was 25 and acclaimed the most beautiful woman in the world."


Mise à sac  / Pillaged (1967) 7/10. A caper film extraordinaire. Not content with a single bank or a casino, a gang of 12 are commissioned to raid an entire village! The setting is a factory town in the French alps. The men go in at night, take charge of the police, fire department (I'm not sure why), and the telephone exchange. Then, while the residents sleep, they loot the payroll in the factory safe, after which they simultaneously blow the vaults of two different banks and then go to work on the safety deposit boxes. It's Rififi times 30! For good measure, they clean out the cash in the local supermarket before departing. It's a perfect plan, flawlessly executed . . . until it isn't. The way in which everything unravels at the end is a bit disappointing, but until that moment the film is a corker. Cavalier did the screenplay with Claude Sautet, adapting a novel by Donald Westlake.

Serge says: "Although UA provided the financing for the film, it was never released in the U.S. This could be the film's American premiere!"



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« #12653 : November 11, 2013, 06:34:15 PM »

They Made Me a Fugitive - 8/10 - Gritty film noir starring Trevor Howard. What's not to like?



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« #12654 : November 11, 2013, 06:37:19 PM »

Crack Up (1946) film noir directed by Irving Reis, cinematography by Robert De Grasse, with Pat O'Brien, Claire Trevor, Herbert Marshall, Ray Collins, Wallace Ford, wow a Pat O'Brien noir and a good one 7.5/10


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« #12655 : November 12, 2013, 06:02:51 AM »

Sexy Beast (2001) 7/10. TT Blu-ray. Ray Winstone, hahahaha. Ben Kingsley, hahahaha. Ian McShane, hahahaha. James Fox, stiff as ever. I very much like having the choice of aspect ratios on the BD. Great trend, hope it continues.



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« #12656 : November 12, 2013, 09:35:22 AM »

Sexy Beast (2001) 7/10. TT Blu-ray. Ray Winstone, hahahaha. Ben Kingsley, hahahaha. Ian McShane, hahahaha. James Fox, stiff as ever. I very much like having the choice of aspect ratios on the BD. Great trend, hope it continues.

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« #12657 : November 13, 2013, 01:41:32 AM »

Primrose Path (1940) 7.5/10

Girl from the wrong side of the tracks (Ginger Rogers) meets boy from the right side of the tracks (Joel McCrea).

Rogers is incredible as always, McCrea (whom I generally can't stand) was tolerable; the supporting cast was amazing: Marjorie Rambeau (who was nominated for an Oscar for this role), Henry Travers, Queenie Vassar, child star Joan Carroll, Vivienne Osborne, and Carmen Morales. Miles Mander, who played Rogers's drunk father, was nothing special; but other than McCrea and Mander, the cast was terrific.

The story was nothing special, but this is a fun watch thanks to the performances.

Catch this next time it plays on TCM  O0

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« #12658 : November 13, 2013, 07:16:05 AM »

The Lady From Musashino (1951) 9/10. Minor Mizoguchi. Yet why do I prefer it to many of Mizo's other films? Could it be Tanaka's great performance? No doubt, but she's always good. The tear-jerker ending? Maybe. The use of locations rather than sets? Ah, this more than anything may be what contributes to the film's special appeal. Images are what really make a Mizoguchi film. In this there's a crane shot to die for when the hero first approaches the heroine's house, and the final reveal at the end of the picture--showing modern Musashino as it really is/was--is quietly devastating.



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« #12659 : November 13, 2013, 07:19:50 AM »

Argo - 2/5

Finally caught a part of it (the first hour) on TV while eating. Couldn't see more, I had to get back to work. I have nothing again Ben Affleck: he's a bad actor, a bad writer and a bad director but I really think he's a great man. So I'm very happy for him that this movie got so much praise, and it's a movie I really wanted to like. However, just like Gone Baby Gone, it's garbage. Not in the worst meaning of the word: at least it's a good try, with a mostly good to great cast. It just never ever works. Forced dialogues, boring cinematography, bad editing, amateurish writing, absolutely no notion of rhythm... I could go on and on, but let's just say this: it looks like a film made by an old French guy trying to do an American movie.

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