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Old 06-03-2021, 05:22 PM   #6276
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Re: Talk About Movies: Part 4

Destry Rides Again (1939 ) Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart. Great and fun film that is a bit oddball for a western but that just adds to the charm. And Marlene Dietrich is grand and charming and cunning. And James does a bang up job himself.

Five revolvers out of five.

All About Eve (1950) Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm. A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends. I stole the previous sentence because it is a perfectly sufficient description.

This is an outstanding film with an very good cast and witty to scintillating dialogue. Superb and seemingly very true to life. It may have even won some silly awards.

Five Oscars out of five.
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Old 06-04-2021, 03:09 PM   #6277
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Nuts in May (1976) Mike Leigh. A self-contained universe, with its own absurd but consistent logic. That's what art is, right? And they visit Lulworth Cove.

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Old 06-04-2021, 03:16 PM   #6278
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Destry Rides Again (1939 ) Western film directed by George Marshall and starring Marlene Dietrich and James Stewart. Great and fun film that is a bit oddball for a western but that just adds to the charm. And Marlene Dietrich is grand and charming and cunning. And James does a bang up job himself.

Five revolvers out of five.

All About Eve (1950) Directed by Joseph L. Mankiewicz. With Bette Davis, Anne Baxter, George Sanders, Celeste Holm. A seemingly timid but secretly ruthless ingénue insinuates herself into the lives of an aging Broadway star and her circle of theater friends. I stole the previous sentence because it is a perfectly sufficient description.

This is an outstanding film with an very good cast and witty to scintillating dialogue. Superb and seemingly very true to life. It may have even won some silly awards.

Five Oscars out of five.
Two great films, and see what the boys in the backroom will have.

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Old 06-04-2021, 03:50 PM   #6279
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Millennium Actress (Satoshi Kon, 2001)


Watched this a couple times. I don't think I can count all of the narratives and meta-narratives simultaneously involved. There's a lot of inference necessary in this animated classic.

All of the different storylines and transitions blend together so you don't always know what's real, what's a memory, and what's just a movie (even if you're familiar with Japanese cinema), and that's truly great. I love some of the repetition shots which I've really come to appreciate in Ozu movies. In Late Spring for instance, there's a shot of Noriko walking up the street wearing a kimono with a beaming smile on her face, turning right (screen left) through the front door into her house. Later, there's the exact same shot except she's wearing a dress and heels, turns her ankle, and she's sad with a frown on her face. There's the exact same shot in a different part of the movie of her father, walking down the street, cheery, turning through the front door. And then there's the exact same shot at the end of the film, he's alone stubbing out a cigarette in the darkness of the night.

Satoshi Kon uses that same visual repetition here when the main character keeps getting bumped into and knocked over a few times, recalling a key memory from the beginning of the story. The movie starts and ends with the same spaceship scene, except the documentary filmmaker swaps himself into the picture instead of another actor. Very interesting movie but ultimately, I think a little too fast paced. I would describe Kon as a bit manic not giving his films enough room to breathe. Also one creative plot decision related to the actress that is almost a throwaway but obvious mistake.

Pretty interesting movie , little rough around the edges but well worth watching.

3/4 stars
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Old 06-04-2021, 08:15 PM   #6280
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I have been watching a least one movie a day for a good while. Today "Before I Fall" about death and good deeds.
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Old 06-06-2021, 08:48 PM   #6281
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Wow. Just learned that "George A. Romero’s lost 1973 movie is restored and ready to stream. The Amusement Park (1973) will be on Shudder streaming. His widow says its “George’s most terrifying film…It has Romero’s unique footprint all over it.” “The scholar Tony Williams, who saw the film 30 years ago, wrote, ‘The film is far too powerful for American society…It must remain under lock and key never seeing the light of day,’” Kraus added at the time. “It was never shown publicly. The people who funded it wouldn’t allow it. And no wonder. It’s hellish. In Romero’s long career of criticizing American institutions, never was he so merciless.”

Should be a treat.
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Old 06-07-2021, 12:43 PM   #6282
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And Justice For All Pacino is a lawyer with ethics struggling with the injustices of the legal system.

A pretty decent performance by Pacino. Before he sort of became a parody of himself.

I enjoyed the movie but it seemed a little too comedic for the subject matter. I would like to see this story done a little grittier.

Worth a watch if you've never seen it.
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Old 06-07-2021, 03:30 PM   #6283
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I love that film...
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Old 06-08-2021, 12:15 AM   #6284
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The Fly (1986) I'd seen bits and pieces of this as a kid but had never seen the whole thing until just now. Thought it was quite good overall and maybe an elite horror film, or is it more properly characterized as sci-fi? Either way, it's top notch. It also features one of the dumbest, dubious decisions ever made by a film character. Glad to have finally seen it.

Oh yeah, another thing that I saw some of as a kid and not so much as an adult is Geena Davis. Dayum. I never really found her that attractive (again, mostly saw stuff she was in as a kid) but she is smoking hot in this movie.
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Old 06-08-2021, 10:47 AM   #6285
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par for the Cronenberg course...
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Old 06-10-2021, 03:27 PM   #6286
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Congratulations are in order for Rick Deckard and Rachel, who gave birth today, June 10, 2021, to a baby girl. The first replicant child! Unfortunately, the mother did not survive the delivery, the father had to go into hiding, and the baby was whisked away to an awful child-labor orphanage.
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Old 06-10-2021, 05:08 PM   #6287
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Taste of Cherry

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Old 06-10-2021, 05:10 PM   #6288
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Great movie. Best not to know anything about it before watching.

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Old 06-11-2021, 05:59 AM   #6289
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Didn't mean the expectations (Palme D'Or Winner, top ten film of all time per certain reviewers). Ending was weird/bad.
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Old 06-11-2021, 05:39 PM   #6290
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Ok John Cole, I'm going to watch The Human Condition trilogy on Criterion Channel this weekend. I know this is one of your favorites.
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Old 06-11-2021, 08:11 PM   #6291
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Ok John Cole, I'm going to watch The Human Condition trilogy on Criterion Channel this weekend. I know this is one of your favorites.
Good decision. But I think it's one long movie in three parts. Perhaps that's a trilogy.

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Old 06-11-2021, 08:14 PM   #6292
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Watched The Class last night on Criterion. French film based on a book by a French teacher who plays himself in the film. Fascinating film that almost has a documentary feel. The actors playing the kids in the class are great. You might recognize your own schooling in this film.

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Old 06-12-2021, 04:07 AM   #6293
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Criterion Channel added a new category this month called The Gamblers. 18 of the all-time greatest movies ever made about gambling.

Gilda
Any Number Can Play
Dark City
The Las Vegas Story
Bob le flambeur
Bay of Angels
Pale Flower
5 Card Stud
McCabe and Mrs. Miller
California Split
The Gambler
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie
Atlantic City
Tricheurs
House of Games
Queen of Diamonds
Hard Eight
Croupier
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I think I only have ever seen Hard Eight and the Gambler (James Caan) off that list... I am surprised the Cincinnati kid is not on that list.
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Old 06-12-2021, 04:33 PM   #6295
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Riders of Justice - Super badass revenge film starring Mads Mikkelsen. It's so much more than a revenge film. It's all about choices we make, and the consequences/outcomes, whether they're predictable or not. It's a simple premise with deep layers and terrific performances all around. Love every frame of this film. Directed by Anders Thomas Jensen, who also directed Men and Chicken, another great film.
Seeing this tonight at the Angelika. Can’t wait.
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Old 06-12-2021, 07:35 PM   #6296
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Seeing this tonight at the Angelika. Can’t wait.
Just saw Riders of Justice, grade A for me. Action, intelligent dialogue, even some about probabilities which we poker players are well acquainted, quirky fun characters (Emmenthaler steals the show), and a twist.
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Old 06-12-2021, 09:40 PM   #6297
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Let It Ride is not on that list.

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Old 06-12-2021, 10:09 PM   #6298
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Riders of Justice is great. Deserves the 94% rotten tomatoes.
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Old 06-13-2021, 09:04 AM   #6299
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Saw In the Heights yesterday. Thought it was OK. I do think the praise it is getting seems a little over the top based on what it is. Some very cool cinematography and a couple of big musical numbers that were done very well. Some of the other smaller-scale songs seemed kind of ho-hum and Disney-esque to me. Story, such as it is, is very slight and nowhere near enough to carry a movie that's almost 2 and a half hours.
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Old 06-13-2021, 10:03 PM   #6300
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I have a deeeeep love of Hamilton and as much as I wanted to like In The Heights, I really only liked the opening number of the Broadway show. The rest was too..... musical.

That said, Hadestown takes a massive **** all over Hamilton. They need to film the stage show and release that ASAP!! Has to be OBC though. I’d argue it’s the most brilliant music ever made.
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