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Re: Recently Seen

Post by Thief » Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:31 pm

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I've seen all the FF movies (not a brag, just a shameful admission) and after feeling pummeled just by sitting through the first trailer for H&S I knew I'd be taking a hard pass on it.
I won't see it in theaters, but maybe on DVD/streaming later. Main reason might be what some of you brought up about how they've tried to brush Shaw's earlier actions under the rug, which doesn't really gel with me. As a matter of fact, that was one of the few issues I had with Fate of the Furious. On the other hand, I like Idris Elba and the action looks crazy, so that's why it looks like a potential home video rental for me, but not much else.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by Torgo » Fri Aug 02, 2019 4:33 pm

For all its faults, The Fate of the Furious at least gave us this exchange:

Roman: Is that a torpedo?
Hobbs: Take the wheel!
Roman: What?

Pure poetry.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by ThatDarnMKS » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:11 pm

Thief wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 2:07 pm
Eh, what the heck. I'm one of those that didn't really like the original Fast and the Furious, but have found myself more and more entertained by the sheer absurdity of each sequel. The Fate of the Furious might be my second favorite of the franchise.
I like the back half of the franchise more than the first. F5 and F7 are easily my "favorites" and in F8, the best moments seemed to be those that featured Hobbs and Shaw, so I was looking forward to it.

But this was garbage. The banter was repetitive (count how many times the Rock threatens to shove something up somewhere), the action is shaky, choppy and weightless, and the forced sentimentality crashes into the film continuously like the Kool Aid Man. Except instead of "oh yeah" he's like "because this whole franchise, including spin offs, are about family!"

So you spend long stretches waiting for the quips and melodrama to end, hoping for an action scene to breathe life into it, then it doesn't. The action is more boring than the talkie bits due to the aforementioned over editing and weightless-ness.

Then, it spoils the end of Game Thrones. I've gotta repeat that because I'm baffled that they did that.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by A Fake Account » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:29 pm

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Then, it spoils the end of Game Thrones. I've gotta repeat that because I'm baffled that they did that.
Given how close this release is to the Thrones finale, I'm kind of tickled by the idea that they called for last-minute reshoots with the highest-paid actor in the world just to do this.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by Captain Terror » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:38 pm

Does anybody know if Roger Corman is getting any sweet sweet revenue from the F&F movies? (He produced the '55 version) That would be quite a ROI, if so.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by ThatDarnMKS » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:39 pm

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Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:29 pm
Given how close this release is to the Thrones finale, I'm kind of tickled by the idea that they called for last-minute reshoots with the highest-paid actor in the world just to do this.
And did it in a way utterly devoid of being clever. It was the moment that made me go from bored dislike to passionate disdain.
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Post by Thief » Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:41 pm

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Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:11 pm
I like the back half of the franchise more than the first. F5 and F7 are easily my "favorites" and in F8, the best moments seemed to be those that featured Hobbs and Shaw, so I was looking forward to it.
Yeah, Fast Five is easily my favorite, and Furious 7 would probably be #3. As for the first half of the franchise, I still haven't seen 2 Fast 2 Furious or Tokyo Drift, and judging from the reviews they got, I don't know if I ever will.
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But this was garbage. The banter was repetitive (count how many times the Rock threatens to shove something up somewhere), the action is shaky, choppy and weightless, and the forced sentimentality crashes into the film continuously like the Kool Aid Man. Except instead of "oh yeah" he's like "because this whole franchise, including spin offs, are about family!"

So you spend long stretches waiting for the quips and melodrama to end, hoping for an action scene to breathe life into it, then it doesn't. The action is more boring than the talkie bits due to the aforementioned over editing and weightless-ness.
That sounds like what I was expecting. I'm really not that drawn to this spin-off for numerous reasons. First, what I mentioned a couple of posts ago about how they're dealing with Shaw's previous actions. I liked the premise of the team having to work with a former enemy in Fate of the Furious, but I don't think they needed to push the bromance with Hobbs which felt sudden and not that organic to me. Second, knowing the tension between The Rock and Vin Diesel, you get the feeling that this is a forced attempt to start something new instead of a more natural spin-off.
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Then, it spoils the end of Game Thrones. I've gotta repeat that because I'm baffled that they did that.
I understand that, but to be honest, with the bitter aftertaste that the Game of Thrones final season left in me, I feel like I don't care about it being spoiled to others :D
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Post by Thief » Fri Aug 02, 2019 8:00 pm

And while we're at it, just because I like rankings and lists...

Fast Five
Fate of the Furious
Furious 7
Fast & Furious 6
Fast & Furious
The Fast and the Furious
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by DaMU » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:33 am

Captain Terror wrote:
Fri Aug 02, 2019 6:38 pm
Does anybody know if Roger Corman is getting any sweet sweet revenue from the F&F movies? (He produced the '55 version) That would be quite a ROI, if so.
Holy shit, I just looked this up, and if you don't want to read,

Universal approached him and basically said that they could just take the name and deal with the lawsuits, but that'd be messy, so instead they wanted to make a deal. Corman-- and this is so Roger Corman-- consented to a flat fee for the title (no residuals) on condition that he would have access to Universal's library of stock footage. Uni agreed, and then he used that stock footage to help produce a gladiator-era SyFy creature feature called Cyclops.

God bless you, Roger Corman.

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Re: Recently Seen

Post by Captain Terror » Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:45 pm

DaMU wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:33 am
Holy shit, I just looked this up, and if you don't want to read,

Universal approached him and basically said that they could just take the name and deal with the lawsuits, but that'd be messy, so instead they wanted to make a deal. Corman-- and this is so Roger Corman-- consented to a flat fee for the title (no residuals) on condition that he would have access to Universal's library of stock footage. Uni agreed, and then he used that stock footage to help produce a gladiator-era SyFy creature feature called Cyclops.

God bless you, Roger Corman.

Perfect! And he looks so pleased with his decision in that interview.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by Patrick McGroin » Sat Aug 03, 2019 4:40 pm

I'm jaded. Get back to me when Cyclops-nado is released.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by ThatDarnMKS » Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:50 pm

Finally finished Bergman's faith trilogy with the Silence. It was surprisingly erotic and sensual (deemed controversial and pornographic upon release) and the emphasis on the titular lack of dialogue really emphasized those feelings of existential dread and angst that permeated in every gorgeously rendered frame.

I don't know if it's my favorite Bergman but I do know that it would contribute to making that distinction futile and frustrating.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by Takoma1 » Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:48 pm

ThatDarnMKS wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 6:50 pm
Finally finished Bergman's faith trilogy with the Silence. It was surprisingly erotic and sensual (deemed controversial and pornographic upon release) and the emphasis on the titular lack of dialogue really emphasized those feelings of existential dread and angst that permeated in every gorgeously rendered frame.

I don't know if it's my favorite Bergman but I do know that it would contribute to making that distinction futile and frustrating.
It was the first Bergman that I saw, and my young self did not know what to do with the layers of sexuality and forboding. And I believe it has an invented language, or something to that effect? I'm clearly long overdue for a rewatch.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by ThatDarnMKS » Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:09 pm

Takoma1 wrote:
Sat Aug 03, 2019 7:48 pm
It was the first Bergman that I saw, and my young self did not know what to do with the layers of sexuality and forboding. And I believe it has an invented language, or something to that effect? I'm clearly long overdue for a rewatch.
He did indeed. The characters are isolated in a foreign land, on the brink of war, and can't communicate using language because it's a language no one can actually speak. It highlights an irony that's prevalent with the older sister: she's a linguist and intellectual but can't connect with other people or express her feelings comfortably.

Bergman is a master at plumbing the depths through simplicity.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by Jinnistan » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:59 am

Serenity (2019) - 3/10

Holy fucking christ! I'm sure some of you already know the spoiler, since it swept the internet on release. I wasn't aware of the twist, but was under the impression that it did have one which was compared to the cheaper side of Shyamalan shenanigan. Sometimes, just knowing there's a spoiler is worse than hearing the spoiler itself, as it distracts the imagination. But....I guess I'm just not imaginative enough. Or maybe just not as docile to generic inspiration? I'm not going to bother mentioning the spoiler because it's too ridiculous to even ridicule. I assume it was sincerely conceived and not an elaborate taunt. I can't be entirely sure.

Shame that the film wastes what could have been a solid set-up for a modest noir - ex-wife pays sucker to off the new husband at sea. Add some taut claustrophobia; some tense sexual politics. An unpretentiously ready-made Knife in the Water/Dead Calm styled thriller. Of course that would require a complete overhaul and restructuring of the script, a ditching of miles of numbing themespeak, drafting better performances than the officially stale end of whatever -naissance, and generally just making a completely different, clearly superior film.

The charming aspect of the film is the end credits, looking over the dozen or so producers, all presumably adults, and considering that all of these people spent months and millions of dollars without once noticing the fatal metaphysical idiocy at the heart of this fiasco. This money's not going to launder itself.
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:22 am

Serenity is like if Neil Breen tried to make a movie after watching Body Heat.
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Apostle - B

Not bad, even interesting, but not what I was expecting. Intriguing ideas and a magnetic central perf from Dan Stevens. Also liked the dissension among the ranks of the cult, and the profanities associated with their, ehr, source of faith. Had to fast-forward through one particularly gruesome torture scene. I might've been able to handle it if I hadn't snacked on an edible before starting the flick. That one's on me.
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Re: Recently Seen

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DaMU wrote:
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Apostle - B

Not bad, even interesting, but not what I was expecting. Intriguing ideas and a magnetic central perf from Dan Stevens. Also liked the dissension among the ranks of the cult, and the profanities associated with their, ehr, source of faith. Had to fast-forward through one particularly gruesome torture scene. I might've been able to handle it if I hadn't snacked on an edible before starting the flick. That one's on me.
A mess I wanted to like more than I did. Felt like very talented people working off a first draft and trying to improvise as they went along. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didn't. Nowhere near the league of the Raid films but definitely better than Merantau.
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Post by DaMU » Mon Aug 05, 2019 2:46 am

ThatDarnMKS wrote:
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A mess I wanted to like more than I did. Felt like very talented people working off a first draft and trying to improvise as they went along. Sometimes it worked. Sometimes it didn't. Nowhere near the league of the Raid films but definitely better than Merantau.
Yeah, it never 100% "took off" for me, no question the Raid flicks achieve their goals much more effectively, but there were enough good stretches and conceptual ideas to carry me through some of the rougher patches (and, again, Dan Stevens glues it all together).
Like, I'll give a flick a lot of passes for showing its white male Christians literally leeching the energy from a feminine pagan fertility god (and feeding her blood!). Holy crap, that's just exactly right. That's one of those perfect images, like the kid in the gears in Snowpiercer.
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Post by Thief » Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:13 pm

Re: Serenity, I've read so much about how absurd and ludicrous the twist is that I'm just curious to see it because of that.
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Post by Torgo » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:31 pm

I've been making my way through the movies in the 50 Years of Janus Films on and off over the last ten years because I'm too cheap to buy it. My pace has slowed to a crawl, mostly because what's left are romances, period pieces and other movies that are not in my wheelhouse. However, I'm very glad I took a chance on David Lean's Summertime. Set in Venice, which looks like the most beautiful place on Earth thanks to the movie's Technicolor processing and cinematography, it stars Katharine Hepburn as Jane, a single, independent middle-aged American woman who realizes how lonely she is after observing that pretty much all of the city's tourists and residents are in love. She has a dalliance with Renato, a pawn shop owner, and eventually, she learns something about him that makes her and the audience question whether or not it's too good to be true. Surprisingly, I had never watched a movie starring Katharine Hepburn until I saw this one, and it's easy to see why she's so highly regarded. Besides having a very magnetic screen presence, she's so good at making her loneliness as well the joy she feels while spending time with Renato relatable and palpable. Not to mention, Lean is just as capable a director while working on a small scale as he is in epic productions like Lawrence of Arabia and The Bridge Over the River Kwai. Watching this movie gave me a much-needed boost to my spirits after seeing so many of the gritty horror and action movies discussed here (shame on all of you! J/K)
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Post by Patrick McGroin » Mon Aug 05, 2019 3:47 pm

Thief wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 1:13 pm
Re: Serenity, I've read so much about how absurd and ludicrous the twist is that I'm just curious to see it because of that.
I Googled it out of curiousity and stuff like that, unless adeptly done, should be a big turnoff. Even after watching something like Tully (as clever and well written as it was) I ended up feeling somewhat bamboozled. But then if the project is otherwise a trainwreck (like Serenity supposedly is) it might end up adding to the "so bad it's good" proceedings.
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Post by Charles » Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:48 pm

Re: Serenity

God damn, that twist sounds so dumb, and this is from a guy who's on board with every Shyamalan twist ever. It's probably the worst twist there can be in a movie.
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Post by Wooley » Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:32 pm

Alright, anybody: Femme Fatale from Brian DePalma. Yay or nay? What say you?

And if "Nay", then how about Sisters?
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Wooley wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Alright, anybody: Femme Fatale from Brian DePalma. Yay or nay? What say you?

And if "Nay", then how about Sisters?
Sisters yay
Femme Fatale nay
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Re: Recently Seen

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Wooley wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Alright, anybody: Femme Fatale from Brian DePalma. Yay or nay? What say you?

And if "Nay", then how about Sisters?
I'm yay on both, but more enthusiastically about Sisters.
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Wooley wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 6:32 pm
Alright, anybody: Femme Fatale from Brian DePalma. Yay or nay? What say you?

And if "Nay", then how about Sisters?
Femme Fatale, yay

Haven't seen Sisters.
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Post by Torgo » Mon Aug 05, 2019 7:52 pm

I like Femme Fatale, but don't ask me to explain it because I couldn't.
Besides the obvious classics like Scarface and Carlito's Way, my favorite De Palma films are probably Phantom of the Paradise, Casualties of War, Mission: Impossible and The Fury. Granted, I have not seen Carrie (yeah, I know), Obsession or Sisters.
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Post by Captain Terror » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:10 pm

I actually don't remember anything about Femme Fatale, but I do know I rated it 2 Netflix stars back in 2008.
Ergo it's a terrible movie that Wooley shouldn't watch. :)
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:16 pm

Femme Fatale and Sisters are wonderful.
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Post by crumbsroom » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:50 pm

Femme Fatale might not ultimately add up to much but it is pure DePalma style. Why wouldn't someone want to watch that?

And all this DePalma talk on no mention of either of his two best, Body Double or Blow Out? For shame
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Post by ThatDarnMKS » Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:52 pm

crumbsroom wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:50 pm
Femme Fatale might not ultimately add up to much but it is pure DePalma style. Why wouldn't someone want to watch that?

And all this DePalma talk on no mention of either of his two best, Body Double or Blow Out? For shame
He only asked about those two. Are you trying to make us rank DePalma? Cuz that's how you get us to rank DePalma
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Post by crumbsroom » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:08 pm

ThatDarnMKS wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:52 pm
He only asked about those two. Are you trying to make us rank DePalma? Cuz that's how you get us to rank DePalma
I'm just complaining because I'm bored.
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Post by crumbsroom » Mon Aug 05, 2019 9:23 pm

Carrie
Body Double
Blow Out
Scarface
Carlito's Way
Phantom of the Paradise
Dressed to Kill
Mission Impossible
Sisters
Untouchables
Casualties of War
Murder a la Mod
Femme Fatale
The Fury
Raising Cain
Hi Mom
Passion
Obsesssion
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Post by DaMU » Mon Aug 05, 2019 11:55 pm

Haven't seen much De Palma at all, but

Carrie
Blow Out
Mission: Impossible
Sisters
The Untouchables
Mission to Mars
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Post by Rock » Tue Aug 06, 2019 12:01 am

Femme Fatale is definitely worth watching, at the very least for its opening sequence. And while the plot may be total bunk, De Palma puts it together more than engagingly enough.

Top 5:

Blow Out
Scarface
Body Double
Femme Fatale
Dressed to Kill
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Post by Wooley » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:40 am

crumbsroom wrote:
Mon Aug 05, 2019 8:50 pm
And all this DePalma talk on no mention of either of his two best, Body Double or Blow Out? For shame
Well, dude, I just watched Blow Out (and did a full write-up of it: https://corrierino.com/forum/viewtopic. ... 9#p1236629) a few months ago and I've seen Body Double like ten times.
I was lookin' for opinions on DePalma I haven't seen.
And, having seen Snake Eyes, I know the man can miss impressively.
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Post by topherH » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:16 am

Romeo & Juliet /1968/ - 8.5/10

Damn kids. Heads full of rocks.
State of Siege |Gavras, 1972| +
Deadpool |Miller, 2016| +
Z |Gavras, 1969| -
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Post by DaMU » Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:21 am

topherH wrote:
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Romeo & Juliet /1968/ - 8.5/10

Damn kids. Heads full of rocks.
In fairness, this could be said of most adults, too. :)
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Post by topherH » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:54 am

DaMU wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 4:21 am
In fairness, this could be said of most adults, too. :)
Oh they learned it from somewhere.
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Post by Thief » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:10 pm

I'm also not an expert on De Palma, but...

Blow Out
Casualties of War
Mission: Impossible
The Untouchables
Femme Fatale
Dressed to Kill
Carrie
Scarface
Snake Eyes
Mission to Mars


I know I saw The Bonfire of the Vanities back in the 90s, but I don't remember it at all. And since I know someone might ask, yeah, I've never been a fan of Carrie or Scarface.
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Post by Torgo » Tue Aug 06, 2019 1:32 pm

Those of you who are interested in De Palma should watch Phantom of the Paradise next. It's great fun.
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Post by Popcorn Reviews » Tue Aug 06, 2019 3:21 pm

Good Time (2017) - 8/10
Overall, I think this is a really good character study. Robert Pattinson was really good in it. Back when he started in Twilight, nobody could take him seriously. However, I never thought of him as Pattinson while watching this. He was completely convincing as a real character. Speaking of his character, he's a hard one to get behind (I had a bit of difficulty getting a handle on him at first), but I find him to be compelling. The first scene does a great job at summarizing the issues with Connie. It was shown that his brother Nick was clearly going through a great deal of emotional problems during his interview with the therapist. Once the therapist started to get somewhere though, Connie, who thought he was doing good by taking his brother away, was actually causing more harm than good to him. This serves as the basis for the film which follows it. Often during the film, I kept getting the feeling that Connie wasn't getting any closer to freeing his brother regardless of how many hurdles he jumped over. Often, solving one problem would either lead to another or cause more mayhem in his wake. There's a reason for this. Connie thought he was improving the situation by freeing his brother when in reality, he kept on making it worse and worse. Ray's death in the film strongly exemplifies this as it shows how counterproductive his tasks were and how badly they backfired in the end. In addition to some moody cinematography and the music which enhanced my enjoyment of several scenes such as the ending, I can definitely recommend this one.
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Post by topherH » Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:14 pm

Bringing out the Dead - 8/10

A Marty that doesn't get mentioned much. Cage is cage and he is supported by some good actors (Goodman/Rhaymes/Sizemore) that bring a little something different in each parts. Surprisingly funny in spots but not a comedy.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by Takoma1 » Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:48 pm

topherH wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 5:14 pm
Bringing out the Dead - 8/10

A Marty that doesn't get mentioned much. Cage is cage and he is supported by some good actors (Goodman/Rhaymes/Sizemore) that bring a little something different in each parts. Surprisingly funny in spots but not a comedy.
This is one of those movies that I watched, and that I know I liked, but that I remember very little about.

I do remember that whatever trailer/teaser I'd seen for it had sold it as more of a quirky comedy, and so there was a bit of an adjustment to what it really was.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by ThatDarnMKS » Tue Aug 06, 2019 8:46 pm

My DePalma rankings:

Blow Out
Carrie
Mission Impossible
Body Double
Carlito's Way
Dressed to Kill
Sisters
Femme Fatale
Untouchables
Phantom of the Paradise
The Fury
Hi, Mom
Obsession
Raising Cane (could see this going up when I watch the Director's cut)
Scarface
Black Dahlia
Snake Eyes
Mission to Mars
Murder A La Mod
Greetings
Passion
Redacted
The Wedding Party

I'm a fan of all except the last three.
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Post by Patrick McGroin » Tue Aug 06, 2019 10:49 pm

The Favourite - 9/10 - I've seen all three Yorgos Lanthimos American releases and he's gotten progressively better with this being his best. It's so refreshing to see a critically lauded movie with three strong female performances. Olivia Colman is so good in this. I loved her small role in Hot Fuzz and am wishing I had taken the time to watch Tyrannosaur when it was in my Netflix queue. And as far as Lanthimos goes, he's started pre-production for his next movie which will be an adaptation of Jim Thompson's 1964 novel Pop. 1280. He'll be hip deep in Coen brothers territory and I'm anxious to see what he does with the material. Plus I'm really curious about who he'll cast to play Sheriff Nick Corey. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by topherH » Wed Aug 07, 2019 4:57 am

Takoma1 wrote:
Tue Aug 06, 2019 6:48 pm
This is one of those movies that I watched, and that I know I liked, but that I remember very little about.

I do remember that whatever trailer/teaser I'd seen for it had sold it as more of a quirky comedy, and so there was a bit of an adjustment to what it really was.
It's no After Hours that's for sure. I just watched American Werewolf in London for the first time a few weeks ago and I'm not sure if AH would have worked for me as well not knowing Griffin Dunne from that movie.
State of Siege |Gavras, 1972| +
Deadpool |Miller, 2016| +
Z |Gavras, 1969| -
The Confession |Gavras, 1970| +
Missing |Gavras, 1982| +
The Revenant |Inarritu, 2015| +
The Hateful Eight |Tarantino, 2015| +

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Re: Recently Seen

Post by Popcorn Reviews » Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:52 pm

Personal Shopper is a film which isn't going to work for everyone, but for me, I enjoyed it. The ambiguity of several aspects created immense feelings of dread and mystery which have lingered with me for a while. Stewart was great. What are all of your thoughts on it?
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Re: Recently Seen

Post by Takoma1 » Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:45 pm

Popcorn Reviews wrote:
Wed Aug 07, 2019 6:52 pm
Personal Shopper is a film which isn't going to work for everyone, but for me, I enjoyed it. The ambiguity of several aspects created immense feelings of dread and mystery which have lingered with me for a while. Stewart was great. What are all of your thoughts on it?
I wrote it up in Thief's thread and the Horrorcram.

I thought that the first act dragged a bit, but I really liked the second half and the very ending in particular. Stewart is great.
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