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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Matt Wilson » 08 Mar 2020, 17:08

St Jeemo the Humourless wrote:Watched All About Eve tonight. I could have sworn I'd seen it before, apart from Bette Davis' famous "it's going to be a bumpy ride" scene. It was completely new to me, even though I've had a copy of it on DVD for years. Anyway it's fucking magnificent. The whole cast if fantastic, but Bette Davis is phenomenal.


Yeah, I think I said this on this very thread some years ago, but that performance is about as good as any American actress gave in the 1950s.
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Postby Samoan » 08 Mar 2020, 20:54

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Postby Flower » 17 Mar 2020, 19:44

I just saw last night's episode of Bull .. the timing of this episode is scary.

https://tvline.com/2020/03/16/bull-city ... pisode-17/

Bull Episode About a Citywide Bacteria Scare Comes With Viewer Warning

Before the 17th episode of Bull Season 4 got underway on Monday night, series lead Michael Weatherly stepped on screen to deliver a viewer advisory.

“Tonight’s episode deals with a citywide panic, not unlike the fears and concerns people are experiencing all over the world at this moment,” Weatherly said, alluding to the coronavirus outbreak. “Before we start, we wanted to remind you this is a work of fiction. It was written and filmed months ago. And its only purpose is to entertain you.”
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Postby Samoan » 17 Mar 2020, 20:51

The formidable John Ford directs Gideon Of Scotland Yard (1958).
It's hard not to watch it and think how The Pythons may have cherry-picked from it here and there for Fawlty Towers :)

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Samoan wrote:The formidable John Ford directs Gideon Of Scotland Yard (1958).
It's hard not to watch it and think how The Pythons may have cherry-picked from it here and there for Fawlty Towers :)

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The Pythons didn't "make" Fawlty Towers. It was written by John Cleese and his then wife Connie Booth.

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Postby Jimbly » 08 Apr 2020, 21:55

They'll Love Me When I'm Dead. Documentary of sorts about Orson Welles trying to finish his film, The Other Side of The Wind. Magnificent from start to finish.
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Postby northernsky » 11 Apr 2020, 00:23

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Absolutely terrific Good Friday watching. What a pleasure that Schrader still has the piss and vinegar to devise this kind of movie, and still finds the resources to make it.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 11 Apr 2020, 02:27

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Absolutely terrific Good Friday watching. What a pleasure that Schrader still has the piss and vinegar to devise this kind of movie, and still finds the resources to make it.


And Alan Hansen still looks hot as hell!
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Postby Samoan » 14 Apr 2020, 14:11

Magnificent.

I felt Bujold handled the proceedings leading up to her dramatic demise marginally better than Foy in Wolf Hall but both productions are remarkable depictions.

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Postby Minnie the Minx » 18 Apr 2020, 14:39

We watched "Being There" last night, which I hadn't seen for about 40 years. What a film.I had completely forgotten about the ending - and also the bedroom scene with Sellers and Rand's wife. Pitch perfect, gentle and so beautifully observed.
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Postby Samoan » 20 Apr 2020, 08:25

The Spy Who Came In from the Cold (1965)

It was the first time I'd ever watched this and every minute is taut. Burton was superb, needless to say.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Minnie the Minx » 11 May 2020, 15:29

I've been watching a lot of comedy on Netflix - and am surprised to find how funny I find Jim Gaffigan.
Last night I found a new sketch show by Iliza Shlesinger, who is funny as all fuck. I recommend her.
We've been doing quite a lot of Criterion watching and saw a fabulous short about Barbara Hammer called "Audience" the other day - like so many of the other short films on there, it's an absolute time capsule and a complete joy.
I had also forgotten how wonderful "Benidorm" is and we've been watching that - Sheila Reid is outstanding.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Matt Wilson » 11 May 2020, 17:45

I heartily concur with the two Burton recommendations. Yet neither are as good as Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf.
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Minnie the Minx » 13 May 2020, 16:34

Snarfyguy wrote:Can't wait to see Parasite. Meanwhile,

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Midsommar is not "an era-defining masterpiece,"* in my opinion, but it was pretty effective, and fun to watch.


*per the blurb on the cover of a different edition of the home video


Yeah, I watched that last night. Not sure what to say really - it’s basically a way sexier Wicker Man isn’t it? But absolutely beautiful to behold- I mean absolutely gorgeous. Some great, tempered performances too considering- I don’t know that I would either watch it again or recommend it to anyone but it is certainly fascinating!
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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Positive Passion » 20 May 2020, 18:41

Just watched The Magnificent Ambersons on bbc iplayer. Welles really did have stunning vision.

I'll rewatch Citizen Kane next.

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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 06 Jun 2020, 19:02

Can't believe how long its been. In the past few months we've watched

all three seasons of Ozark
all of that Tiger King thing
Amadeus
all three seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The WIlloughbys (Pixar)
Bed knobs and Broomsticks
The Brother from Another Planet
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Season One of The OA
Lots of Black Mirror episodes
Mystery Men
Moonrise Kingdom
Season 2, episode 1 of Lost in Space (new Netflix one, feh)
latest season of Better Call Saul
Russian Doll
Netflix documentary series on the Sri Baghwan Rajneesh cult, I forget what it was called
Some new Pixar thing with Chris Pratt and Julia-Louise Dreyfus. I literally don't remember anything about it.
Spies in Disguise
New Jumanji installment
most of Season 1 of Party Down
The In-Laws
Uncut Gems
Paper Moon
West Side Story
Mary and the Witch's Flower (anime)
some kind of Narnia thing (U.K. 1995)

Probably some other stuff, I forget.
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Postby Minnie the Minx » 06 Jun 2020, 19:20

Snarfyguy wrote:Can't believe how long its been. In the past few months we've watched

all three seasons of Ozark
all of that Tiger King thing
Amadeus
all three seasons of The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel
The WIlloughbys (Pixar)
Bed knobs and Broomsticks
The Brother from Another Planet
Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
Season One of The OA
Lots of Black Mirror episodes
Mystery Men
Moonrise Kingdom
Season 2, episode 1 of Lost in Space (new Netflix one, feh)
latest season of Better Call Saul
Russian Doll
Netflix documentary series on the Sri Baghwan Rajneesh cult, I forget what it was called
Some new Pixar thing with Chris Pratt and Julia-Louise Dreyfus. I literally don't remember anything about it.
Spies in Disguise
New Jumanji installment
most of Season 1 of Party Down
The In-Laws
Uncut Gems
Paper Moon
West Side Story
Mary and the Witch's Flower (anime)
some kind of Narnia thing (U.K. 1995)

Probably some other stuff, I forget.


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Re: Return of the RECENT VIEWING

Postby Snarfyguy » 07 Jun 2020, 03:02

I am alive! It's nice to chat with you. :) I hope you and Baron (and all your people) are doing okay under this stupid quarantine.

I am so sick of it!
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Postby Tom Waits For No One » 29 Jul 2020, 21:29

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Been out for a while but just watched it.
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Postby Snarfyguy » 09 Aug 2020, 16:46

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Loads of other stuff, too, that I can't remember at the moment.

Hope everyone's doing well.
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