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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Geezee » 21 Mar 2019, 14:10

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You're probably better off coming to this documentary knowing as little about it as possible. Recommended.


Yes enjoyed it too. Had no idea about any of it.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 21 Mar 2019, 16:38

Matt Wilson wrote:I don't know why you wouldn't call that a noir, Chris.

Because the guy who wrote the Criterion essay come over and might beat me up for thinking about the film the wrong way.

It's pretty noir-y. I don't know what that guy's problem is.

I'm pretty sure you would like it, if you haven't seen it already.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Matt Wilson » 21 Mar 2019, 18:37

Yeah, I've got that Criterion disc. I love couples-on-the-lam movies: They Live by Night, Gun Crazy, Bonnie & Clyde, Badlands, even Natural Born Killers.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 21 Mar 2019, 19:13

Yeah, I like all those too.

Meanwhile,

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Fun, stylish black comedy/suspense thing with lots of twists and turns.
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Postby Samoan » 22 Mar 2019, 20:08

Beautiful People is a 1999 British satirical comedy written and directed by Jasmin Dizdar. The film won an award for the best film in Un Certain Regard category at the Cannes Film Festival.
It's set in London during the time of the Bosnian War and the World Cup qualifiers.
A beaut of a film.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 26 Mar 2019, 15:03

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Character study/making-of-a-serial-killer thing that manages to humanize its subject while leaving the viewer profoundly uneasy.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby northernsky » 28 Mar 2019, 17:48

Not now viewing, now reading, but I don’t want to start another thread. Bogdanovic with no fucks left to give. In several ways.

https://www.vulture.com/2019/03/peter-bogdanovich-in-conversation.html

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 08 Apr 2019, 20:12

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Warning: quirky and endearing

I forget what happens at the end; I think I fell asleep.

Hope this helps!

I also saw this:

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Kind of a Tarantino-esque neo noir. B+
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 11 Apr 2019, 17:41

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Good period family drama/coming of age/crime saga (based on a true stary). Solid cast.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 20 Apr 2019, 01:53

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This is a pretty dried-out genre, so I was surprised and impressed to see a rich and satisfying treatment of it. Top cast, dialogue, look, themes, the whole package.

I'm barely aware of this director, except for his (frankly weird) name. :oops:
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Postby algroth » 20 Apr 2019, 14:58

Snarfyguy wrote:Image

This is a pretty dried-out genre, so I was surprised and impressed to see a rich and satisfying treatment of it. Top cast, dialogue, look, themes, the whole package.

I'm barely aware of this director, except for his (frankly weird) name. :oops:


It's great, I loved it. Steve McQueen is for me one of the most interesting filmmakers working today, really liked all of his work up to this point.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Samoan » 20 Apr 2019, 15:46

Soulboy (2010) for the *phenomenal Northern Soul soundtrack and the dance - glorious stuff in all.
Him off the current BBC1 TV Line Of Duty stars in it which took me by surprise and I can say he dances better than he detects.

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* https://www.amazon.co.uk/SoulBoy-Origin ... way&sr=8-1

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Minnie the Minx » 21 Apr 2019, 15:38

Samoan wrote:Soulboy (2010) for the *phenomenal Northern Soul soundtrack and the dance - glorious stuff in all.
Him off the current BBC1 TV Line Of Duty stars in it which took me by surprise and I can say he dances better than he detects.

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* https://www.amazon.co.uk/SoulBoy-Origin ... way&sr=8-1


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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Minnie the Minx » 06 May 2019, 17:24

We watched ‘The Conversation’ last night.
What an extraordinary performance Hackman puts in.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 07 May 2019, 15:51

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Well, I knew this was going to be terrible, so I wasn't disappointed.

Unfunny jokes, flat characters, dumb story, abysmal songs, bad animation. In the plus column, I liked the messages about non-conformity and non-normative standards of beauty.

Kiddo liked it, so that's what counts, but animated kids' movies can be so much better than this (and I think she, at age seven, sort of knows that).
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 09 May 2019, 17:56

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Over-the-top psychedelic action horror with a Manson-esque hippie cult, a demonic biker gang and Nicholas Cage at his nuttiest.

So, pretty good!
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 14 May 2019, 18:54

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I quite liked Paul Schrader's quiet character study of a pastor having a crisis of faith, even though it's kind of just Taxi Driver except in a church and without the kid prostitute.

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I don't think I've seen a Tim Burton movie since Frankenweenie. He's up and down, but this one's pretty good. I didn't like this actress as much as Helena Bonham Carter, but it was nice to see Terrence Stamp and Judy Dench and it was a decent yarn.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 17 May 2019, 17:55

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I'd been procrastinating on taking up people's recommendations of this show for years, but I finally got a round to watching and it's pretty entertaining and funny. I must watch the other seasons.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 20 May 2019, 21:39

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At the Loews Palace in Jersey City, with the accompaniment of a live orchestra. Excellent!
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby pcqgod » 23 May 2019, 03:12

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Bird Box (2018)

Some pretty original ideas here, although it has many elements familiar in post-apocalyptic cinema, and the similarity to 'The Happening' is striking.
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