Return of the RECENT VIEWING

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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.
With the initial shot of fame, you could tell after a while that the story was beginning to wear thin about how they all wrestled in school, liked the same kind of women, smoked the same cigarettes etc, and it starts falling apart.
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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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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

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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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

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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