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« #19710 : May 09, 2021, 07:02:45 AM »

Wrath of Man (2021) - 10/10.
Statham is back! Guy Ritchie is back! Massive firefights and high body counts: back and back! And it's all in glorious IMAX (which is also back). Great plot, with due consideration for a variety of characters and their backstories. Yeah, baby!


Somehow, I find this rating as hard to buy as that tired "Guy Ritchie is back" claim that we hear every time he shows up with yet another mediocre and visibly exhausted film. But hey I haven't even seen the trailer so I may be wrong.

Mektoub, My Love: Canto Uno 8.5/10
Second watch, I was really into it this time. My money is on Kechiche ending up in history books as one i=of the most important filmmakers of the 2010's. I don't put a lot of money on his 2020's career as Me Too is after him and he definitely isn't well equiped to fight back (his name became synonymous with "male gaze" when the sequel of that movie was showed in Cannes back in 2019... and the film was never released). Here is how Abdellatif Kechiche films a classic shot/reverse shot:

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« #19711 : May 10, 2021, 11:17:36 AM »

But The Gentlemen last year was really good. His best since ages, maybe his best at all. 8/10


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« #19712 : May 11, 2021, 01:34:52 PM »

Maigret Sets a Trap (1958) - 9/10. A Jack the Ripper style serial killer is stalking Parisian women, and Maigret must stop him. But he has no leads. So he . . . (wait for it) . . . sets a trap! This film features one of the most compelling 3rd Degree sequences ever . . . and a fabulous twist.
Could be paired with this one, although the point in common is not quickly discovered:

Hanaoka Seishu no tsuma  / The Wife of Seishu Hanaoka (1967) 9/10. A change of pace for Yasuzo Masumura: an account of the first doctor in Japan to use a general anesthetic while performing surgery. The doctor's mother and wife compete to be his guinea pigs.  https://ok.ru/video/2071919659630



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« #19713 : May 11, 2021, 02:54:47 PM »

But The Gentlemen last year was really good. His best since ages, maybe his best at all. 8/10

Come on, it was watchable and forgettable. Also is there anybody on earth who actually likes spending time watching Charlie Hunnam on screen? Hugh Grant on the other hand was perfectly casted.


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« #19714 : May 11, 2021, 08:54:50 PM »

The Witness (1946) - 6/10. A man is condemned to death for murder, but then the state's key witness recants . . . An interesting film by Pietro Germi where you never know what's going to happen next. The ending doesn't quite work, though. https://ok.ru/video/2416383232622



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« #19715 : May 12, 2021, 12:02:21 AM »

Come on, it was watchable and forgettable. Also is there anybody on earth who actually likes spending time watching Charlie Hunnam on screen? Hugh Grant on the other hand was perfectly casted.

Grant was great, yes, and I know some people who like that Hunnam guy.

The Gentlemen is a very entertaining post-Tarantino flic. I just bought the Blu.


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« #19716 : May 12, 2021, 12:29:45 AM »

Grant was great, yes, and I know some people who like that Hunnam guy.

The Gentlemen is a very entertaining post-Tarantino flic. I just bought the Blu.

For the record I don't hate Hunnam at all, he's just way too bland to be watched for half a movie. In this particular one he managed to turn a classic but easy character to play into a really boring experience for everybody involved.

Stanton, you're the first person i know who isn't my dad (but aren't you?) to express any kind of enthusiasm about The Gentlemen. That I remember. DJ may be on your side on this.


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« #19717 : May 12, 2021, 01:46:36 AM »

Hmm, I just asked my myself, and it seems I'm indeed not your dad ... hmm ... my girlfriend at least liked The Gentlemen too ... more for the Matthew apparently, I ask her about the Charly (who's not bland) ...



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« #19718 : May 12, 2021, 02:57:15 AM »

Hmm, I just asked my myself, and it seems I'm indeed not your dad ... hmm ... my girlfriend at least liked The Gentlemen too ... more for the Matthew apparently, I ask her about the Charly (who's not bland) ...

My girlfriend hated the movie (it doesn't deserve that. My whole point is that it doesn't deserve any strong feeling) but enjoyed a lot everything that involved Matthew too. I guess you aren't my dad but Matthew is gonna be our children's dad.


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« #19719 : May 12, 2021, 06:23:05 AM »

DJ may be on your side on this.
I might. I haven't seen it (but the trailer makes it look rather jokey). OK, your exchange with stanton has piqued my interest. And the blu is pretty cheap. I'll get it and let you know tomorrow.



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« #19720 : May 12, 2021, 07:26:04 AM »

Are the Matthew comments what got you into that movie?


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« #19721 : May 13, 2021, 07:07:17 PM »

The Gentlemen (2019) - 8/10. Guy Ritchie is back! And with a very funny Tarantino knock-off. I LMRIAO (OK, I'm not royal, not Irish, but I do have an ass). It's not up there with Wrath of Man (which is rock-solid serious), but it sure is fun. Great song selection, too: a Dave Rawlins tune, Can's "Vitamin C", The Jam's "That's Entertainment" to finish. Yeah, that's entertainment, all right (which is probably why n_L doesn't like it). Glad I've got the blu so I can spin it again and again.



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« #19722 : May 14, 2021, 02:33:28 AM »

(which is probably why n_L doesn't like it)

I think you're only demonstrating that I trust, respect and love entertainment much more than you do! Entertainment doesn't mean you cannot reach stratospheric heights. Pure entertainment has the power of changing you as a person. "10/10" entertainment needs to be ambitious. GBU is a real entertainment masterpiece and shows off the true power of an actual "Yeah, baby!" movie. Something that is " lots of fun and next to 0 objective flaw" (which isn't what Ritchie has delivered for the past 20 years) and is forgotten within the next 48h is still considerably less good than GBU - as in: not in the same league, not even in the same world. I think we both agree on that. Where we differ is that I don't automatically change my rating scale just because it's pure entertainment: I'm still rating the film somewhere between turd level and GBU.

Glad you like Can's Vitamin C though. To me its best use in a movie so far is in Inherent Vice - the song seems to have been composed for that movie.

I'm also glad that you give The Gentlemen a 8 and not a 10, it gives me higher hopes for Wrath of Man!

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« #19723 : May 16, 2021, 11:40:05 AM »

I'm also glad that you give The Gentlemen a 8 and not a 10, it gives me higher hopes for Wrath of Man!
Note that I was rating the IMAX version of WOM. Without IMAX, it too is more like an 8.



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« #19724 : May 16, 2021, 12:17:54 PM »

Ha, ok then.


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