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« #20190 : February 09, 2022, 11:16:51 AM »

Switzerland? Oh no, I did it again!



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« #20191 : February 09, 2022, 11:46:47 AM »

"storm of indignation!"
"uproar in the ballet world"
"flooded with critical comments"
"triggered a flood of angry comments"

https://www.swissinfo.ch/eng/prix-lausanne-faces-storm-of-indignation-over-jury-make-up/47334950


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« #20192 : February 10, 2022, 01:04:20 PM »

Doubles vies (Double Lives)/Non-fiction (2018) - 9/10. I liked this a lot.
Second viewing: 8/10.

"For things to remain the same, everything must change." Words to live by, Lloyd. Words to live by.

Where the hell is the U.S. blu? I had to get a crappy DVD from the UK . . .



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« #20193 : February 13, 2022, 06:30:47 AM »

No Time To Die (Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2021) 6.5/10

By far the best shot James Bond of the Craig area. It looks great yet not in your face, shots are rich, long, heavily composed while usually not "dragging" like in the previous two (except when it comes to comedy, there is a terrible comedic timing at work here). The fact that the camerawork, designed by a TV shows director is so much better than the one in Skyfall and Spectre says a lot about what a lazy filmmaker Mendes became in recent years. The extended shot toward the end, which will never end up in anyone's "top 10 favorite extended shots ever" list, is already leagues (or even worlds) above the terrible one at the begining of Spectre. Lots of cool and fun set pieces. Surprisingly enough, SOME of the emotional scenes kind of work. Other moments suck, the dialogues are hit and miss and WHY THE HELL would they hire a 25yo Freddie Mercury to play a 65yo man? That's purely ridiculous. The other main flaw is that the whole movie is a huge mess where stakes, plans, names, relationships are all just a big muddy swamp. It comes both from the way the movie is written (and re-re-rewritten) but also from the episodic nature of the Craig era, which is nothing but a huge failure (the episodic nature, not the Craig era as a whole). Every single Craig Bond movie would have been at least 50% better as a standalone. The fact that this one has to work hard to tie everything together while, OBVIOUSLY, nobody fucking cares (not the writers, not the actors, not the filmmakers and certainly not the audience) and that it doesn't fully destroy the movie is a miracle.

Unrelated: I'm a bit pissed off that I managed to avoid spoilers until 2 weeks ago, when an article about the oscars spoiled the ending. But I'm not THAT pissed off, the ending still half worked for me.

Unrelated 2: those who cried like babies because they thought they were watching James Bond being cancelled by wokism are nothing but incels. I mean, if your masculinity or your whiteness are endangered by No Time To Die, maybe neither wokism nor cancel culture are the issue. That movie is pure old school masculinism where (sexy, half naked and exotic) ladies are quietly (but sensually) waiting for old white men's commands (whatever the nature of said commands is: professional, sexual or just A GLASS OF SCOTCH, (COLORED) WOMAN!) like you would expect from any James Bond movie. You could replace Craig with Moore without anything feeling misplaced. Nihil novi sub sole, all is good, go back to your mum's cellar.

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« #20194 : February 15, 2022, 06:01:51 AM »

Tick Tock (2000). 7/10 Quite interesting take about a man who suspects his trophy wife is trying to kill him for his money.

Might also be known as "A Friendship to Die For".

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« #20195 : February 15, 2022, 09:30:43 AM »

No Time To Die (Cary Joji Fukunaga, 2021) 6.5/10

By far the best shot James Bond of the Craig area.

Hmm, in fact Quantum of Solace is much, much better, it is actually by far the best Bond ever. Come on, you are the one to see this easily ...


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« #20196 : February 15, 2022, 10:53:38 AM »

Hmm, in fact Quantum of Solace is much, much better, it is actually by far the best Bond ever. Come on, you are the one to see this easily ...

Somehow, no matter how many hooks I set up for Drink and DJ, I just knew you would be the first one to answer, and that your answer would include Quantum of Solace.
The fact is that the CAMERAWORK is much better here than in QoS. I like the clean, semi-Fincheresque modernity of the camerawork in QoS, but I'm really more impressed and excited by the one in this one. I'll rewatch QoS soon, it's the only one I haven't seen in recent years.

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« #20197 : February 15, 2022, 12:02:04 PM »

QoS is very good (I also like Casino Royale, which is like three films in one). I hated Skyfall and Spectre, so much so that I'll never go anywhere near NTtD, so I'll never know how it compares. They should never have taken Mr. White out of the series.



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« #20198 : February 15, 2022, 01:31:41 PM »

Yes, they should have went on with Quantum and  Mr White, there was a lot of potential in that, but they wasted it in an idiotic or at least disappointing way. The 3 last Bonds are totally indecisive for style and plot. Not bad, but far away from their possibilities. Patchwork films ...


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« #20199 : February 15, 2022, 01:35:06 PM »

Somehow, no matter how many hooks I set up for Drink and DJ, I just knew you would be the first one to answer, and that your answer would include Quantum of Solace.


This year I like to fulfill expectations ... so give me more ...


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« #20200 : February 15, 2022, 07:41:04 PM »

The Three Musketeers (1948) - 8/10. Technicolor! Angela Lansbury (very young) in Technicolor! Lana Turner (so wonderful when being wicked) in Technicolor! Marie Windsor (briefly, thrice) in Technicolor! Did I mention this film is in . . . ? The tagline on the trailer should have said: "YOU WILL BELIEVE THAT A DANCER CAN FENCE!" Man, did the production get value out of Gene Kelly's athleticism. All the swordfight scenes are a joy to watch, and there are many. And Vincent Price as Richelieu. In Technicolor! The new Warner Blu: yeah, baby!

Mademoiselle (1966) - 7/10. Tony Richardson invents "slow cinema," and Jeanne Moreau does another turn as a psycho bitch. B&W in 'scope. And the camera never moves. Yeah, baby!



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« #20201 : February 16, 2022, 01:38:07 AM »

Mad Max (George Miller, 1979) - 6/10
Reminder: 2 > 4 > 1 > 3


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« #20202 : February 16, 2022, 06:59:54 AM »

Hmm, in fact Quantum of Solace is much, much better, it is actually by far the best Bond ever.

My vote would go to Goldfinger.

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« #20203 : February 16, 2022, 07:21:23 AM »

Mad Max (George Miller, 1979) - 6/10
Reminder: 2 > 4 > 1 > 3
3 > 2 > 1 > 4  >:D >:D >:D

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« #20204 : February 16, 2022, 09:51:26 AM »

3 > 2 > 1 > 4  >:D >:D >:D

Do you even now how rankings work? Look:

Scott Pilgrim > Anything by Terrence Malick ≥ Song to Song

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