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Old 07-14-2020, 03:15 PM   #4901
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I think Uncut Gems might be a good movie. I've only watched part of it. It causes me to feel such anxiety that I have to stop watching it. I've done that twice and I'll try to finish it eventually but I can't remember a movie making me feel this way. Good Time is an example but I don't recall it making me feel so nervous like this one does.
I sometimes feel this way when watching movies that portray strung-out-gambler-psycho-girlfriends. I'm not sure why. But if Uncut Gems had, say, Mila Kunis playing Howard, I might have had to leave the theater.
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:46 PM   #4902
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Arizona Dream is a shaggy dog of a movie...Kusterica's first English language movie and he goes for magic realism that doesn't always work. It's not a good movie, per se, but it is a memorable and entertaining movie.
Yup, I agree with this assessment : went back to watch it a decade ago because Kusturica and Depp, what could go wrong, right!?! My high expectations were not met, but still a decent viewing.
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Old 07-14-2020, 05:31 PM   #4903
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I think Uncut Gems might be a good movie. I've only watched part of it. It causes me to feel such anxiety that I have to stop watching it. I've done that twice and I'll try to finish it eventually but I can't remember a movie making me feel this way. Good Time is an example but I don't recall it making me feel so nervous like this one does.

Instinct tells me the directors would consider your visceral reaction to be a compliment.
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Old 07-14-2020, 05:36 PM   #4904
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It's worth it simply for Gallo's amazing North By Northwest performance.
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Old 07-16-2020, 01:39 PM   #4905
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Watched Day of the Outlaw (1959) mentioned in another thread as Western noir in the Criterion Collection. Worth watching for different sections but the messy overall plot which starts out as cattleman versus farmers changes tropes several times as Burl Ives tries to keep his command over his six violent thugs carrying stolen gold. Robert Ryan plays mean anti-hero cattleman Blaise. Some standout scenes include a Robert Ryan speech, a wicked Saturday night dance party, and finally tops off with a must see 30 minute suicidal horseback trek in the mountain snow. Women and horses are not treated well in this movie.Grade B.
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Old 07-16-2020, 02:14 PM   #4906
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Robert Ryan was so underrated
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Old 07-17-2020, 10:28 PM   #4907
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Just watched The Best Years of Our Lives which won 8 or 9 Oscars including Best Picture in 1946. For some reason I had never seen it before but had always been on my to see list. It's long at almost 3 hours but very well done and entertaining. 3 guys get home from WWII and readjust to civilian life and all of the trials and tribulations of that transformation. This is an important story that has been more or less forgotten in these modern times of history erasing.
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:26 AM   #4908
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So I sat down to watch Arizona Dream on Criterion tonight, and realized that it was the 119 minute travesty of a cut that is the only released version in America...so, after some sleuthing, I found that a kind soul has uploaded a 135 minute version to Youtube (the original was 142 minutes). So I'm watching that...



If you want to see the movie, you should, too.
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Old 07-18-2020, 12:39 AM   #4909
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One scene that you're missing if you watch the cut-down version is Vincent Gallo going to a movie theater with Depp to watch Raging Bull, and Gallo gets up on stage during the "did you fu*k my wife" scene and performs both the DeNiro part and the Pesci part in front of the screen.

I mean, why would anyone cut that out of the film??
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Old 07-18-2020, 11:28 AM   #4910
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Cul-de-sac summer movies went on last night. We eventually landed on Jaws for a first-time experience for some.

There's a public health crisis where people are being killed in previously unseen numbers. The head of government downplays the problem, ignores the experts, and attempts to keep the economy open despite the deaths. Eventually the good guys succeed in stopping the problem despite government.

I'm glad this kind of stuff only happens in the movies.
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Old 07-18-2020, 02:36 PM   #4911
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Arizona Dreams was just as bonkers as I remembered...it's strangely moving, too. MVP goes to Lili Taylor in what must've seemed like an impossible role. And it's so strange to see ice-queen Faye Dunaway being so crazy and emotional.

But I want to see Vincent Gallo recreate famous movie scenes all day long.
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Old 07-18-2020, 04:17 PM   #4912
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Eventually the good guys succeed in stopping the problem despite government.
This part only happens in the movies.
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Old 07-19-2020, 07:55 PM   #4913
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Watched Arizona Dream as well, but on Criterion, oops. What a strange diverse, high quality cast and they all looked great, even Jerry Lewis. Unique, surreal movie where the actors seemed to be improvising dialogue at times and the plot was light. Accordingly some parts of the movie didn't work and some where very good, a mixed bag. See New York city, eskimo Alaska , and Arizona southern desert. Worth a watch especially if sheltering anyway. I'm watching a ton of movies and TV series lately.
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Old 07-20-2020, 01:41 AM   #4914
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Greyhound was solid. It’s about 80 minutes and doesn’t waste a minute. There is little character development but it didn’t bother me. I appreciated the efficiency of the story. It’s an entertaining Summer movie, much better than I expected.
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Old 07-20-2020, 12:13 PM   #4915
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Saturday night had another movie in the cul-de-sac, somehow landed on Quick Change. I'd never seen it; Bill Murray, Geena Davis, Randy Quaid, Jason Robards, how bad can it be?

A few laughs, but mostly not good. The neighbor who brought it up said that "he remembered it being funnier."

On the plus side, next time I believe we'll show a better NYC-based crime film. Goodfellas in the queue.
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Old 07-20-2020, 02:35 PM   #4916
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Ford v. Ferrari Standard hollywood storytelling but still pretty enjoyable. Pretty sure they abused their artistic license here but it doesn't really matter. Bale ok but Damon was great.
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Old 07-20-2020, 11:20 PM   #4917
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Ford v. Ferrari Standard hollywood storytelling but still pretty enjoyable. Pretty sure they abused their artistic license here but it doesn't really matter. Bale ok but Damon was great.
They recorded the sounds of those 60s cars perfectly. I almost went a second time just to listen.
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Old 07-22-2020, 02:29 AM   #4918
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They recorded the sounds of those 60s cars perfectly. I almost went a second time just to listen.
Waiting for this to land in my mailbox. I love the movie Rush, and one part is the sound throughout the moive. THe part where HUnt is standing at the grass and Lauda´s V12 is pushing by.. oh boy
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Old 07-26-2020, 12:17 PM   #4919
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Soylent Green is Friggen awesome!

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Not sure what to make of hidden gems... I enjoyed A Simple Man MUCH more than this one, but I guess there are lessons in both.

one thing that really bothered me... that dialog suppression and elevated soundtrack was annoying to say the least.
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Old 07-26-2020, 06:03 PM   #4920
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Aguirre, Wrath Of God - Spanish conquistadors travel the amazon looking for El Dorado the city of gold. I liked it, very understated movie, not a lot of action or dialog going on but still engaging. I don't think it's one of the greatest movies ever made as some think, definitely worth a watch though.
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Old 07-26-2020, 06:37 PM   #4921
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Not sure what to make of hidden gems... I enjoyed A Simple Man MUCH more than this one, but I guess there are lessons in both.

one thing that really bothered me... that dialog suppression and elevated soundtrack was annoying to say the least.
Meant UNCUT Gems...
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Old 07-26-2020, 06:52 PM   #4922
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Watched One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1977) for the first time since I was a teenager last night. Enjoyed it quite a bit, although although I wish I could have watched it again without knowledge of how everything was going to play out. I had forgotten how amusing some of the characters were, lots of great little moments. Shoutout to Danny DeVito and Christopher Lloyd for making the most of their supporting roles; I haven't looked into it but I don't think either was very well known at the time.

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Aguirre, Wrath Of God - Spanish conquistadors travel the amazon looking for El Dorado the city of gold. I liked it, very understated movie, not a lot of action or dialog going on but still engaging. I don't think it's one of the greatest movies ever made as some think, definitely worth a watch though.
Watched it a few months ago and had pretty much the same reaction. Would say I was a bit disappointed tbh as it is on a bunch of greatest lists and is considered by many to be Herzog's best film. Personally, I'm a huge Werner Herzog fan but have a pretty strong preference for his documentaries versus his non-documentary movies.
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I love OFOTCN, I see how that is on best movie lists. It has a lot of great dramatic scenes and funny scenes, lots of good characters.
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Old 07-27-2020, 03:00 AM   #4924
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Watched One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest (1977) for the first time since I was a teenager last night. Enjoyed it quite a bit, although although I wish I could have watched it again without knowledge of how everything was going to play out. I had forgotten how amusing some of the characters were, lots of great little moments. Shoutout to Danny DeVito and Christopher Lloyd for making the most of their supporting roles; I haven't looked into it but I don't think either was very well known at the time.
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I love OFOTCN, I see how that is on best movie lists. It has a lot of great dramatic scenes and funny scenes, lots of good characters.
Great movie and would recommend the book, which is a quick read and told from Chief's perspective in a dream-like manner, where you're often not sure how much is real and how much is hallucination.
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Old 07-27-2020, 10:54 AM   #4925
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Great movie and would recommend the book, which is a quick read and told from Chief's perspective in a dream-like manner, where you're often not sure how much is real and how much is hallucination.

Incredible book; even better than the film - which is saying a lot.
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