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Reply #120 posted 11/05/18 3:23pm

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jstar69 said:


For TV I'm loving season 2 of Ozark


For TV, post here: http://prince.org/msg/100/456934

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Reply #121 posted 11/05/18 3:25pm

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Suspiria (1977) - An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

The acting is B movie-level comedy, but the cinematography is pure eye candy. 3/5




Suspiria (2018) - A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

This movie won't appeal to general audiences. It takes a long time to get going with a convoluted plot and the truly scary scenes are few and far between. Having said that, I liked it more than the original. The public dance performance is a thing of beauty and the finale, a grisly spectacle. Radiohead's Thom Yorke also recorded a memorable score. 4/5

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Reply #122 posted 11/06/18 10:54am

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"Friday the 13th" 1980. 13 out of 13 hatchets.

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Reply #123 posted 11/08/18 3:58am

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who we are now (2018) 3/5 parolee tries to get custody of her son. widely praised, it seems, but i thought it was a bit too on the nose to the point of being melodramatic, even didactic. it's fine as a well-meaning drama, but it all felt like too much artifice & stageyness. i couldn't help but compare it to the way you can immediately fall into a farhadi film, the way he can make you forget your watching a screen. by those standards, this comes up wanting, i'd say.

shirkers (2018) 4/5 documentary on novelist sandi tan retracing the life of the man who vanished with the completed film they'd worked on together 20 years earlier. this is one of the most non-embittered films about fraud & theft i've ever seen. it's not quite paddington 2, but it almost felt upbeat in a way that left me with a bit of a skip in my step for reasons i can't quite spell out properly at the moment.

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"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

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Reply #124 posted 11/09/18 5:54am

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leave no trace (2018) 4.5/5 father & daughter are unwillingly introduced to the world when they are found living an idyllic life in a park. perfectly subverts all your notions of what you expect this story to do & the way you expect them to behave. this will definitely be one of my favourites of the year.


"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

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Reply #125 posted 11/10/18 3:33pm

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damosuzuki said:

leave no trace (2018) 4.5/5 father & daughter are unwillingly introduced to the world when they are found living an idyllic life in a park. perfectly subverts all your notions of what you expect this story to do & the way you expect them to behave. this will definitely be one of my favourites of the year.




Completely agree, damosuzuki. I saw it perhaps 2 or 3 months ago and it’s still with me like a warm blanket on that morning the pilot light goes out.
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Reply #126 posted 11/11/18 5:58am

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BAO. A short animated film. 3/5. A mother tries to keeps her son home, close. The horror. But, then again, why can't kids grow up and stay home, and live happily ever after?

Catch my drift? Ahhhhh, ah ah ah, ahhhhh, ah ah ah, ahhhhh, ah ah ah, ah ahhhhh!

Lefi is a parade.
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Reply #127 posted 11/11/18 12:51pm

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The Happy Prince 5/10

Boy was this movie depressing. The story of the final days of writer Oscar Wilde.
Rupert Everette stars, wrote and directed. I guess there is no happy way to tell this story but I think there may be a more cohesive and interesting way.
Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #128 posted 11/11/18 6:14pm

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? 7/10

Great acting across the board. Richard E Lewis steals the movie. Based on a true story about a woman down on her luck who sells forged documents by famous literary figures.
Other than it being about unpleasant people doing unpleasant things and a couple of obviously Hollywoodized flourishes it’s a suprisingly entertaining movie.
Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #129 posted 11/11/18 7:16pm

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Brendan said:

damosuzuki said:

leave no trace (2018) 4.5/5 father & daughter are unwillingly introduced to the world when they are found living an idyllic life in a park. perfectly subverts all your notions of what you expect this story to do & the way you expect them to behave. this will definitely be one of my favourites of the year.


Completely agree, damosuzuki. I saw it perhaps 2 or 3 months ago and it’s still with me like a warm blanket on that morning the pilot light goes out.

cool, i'm truly glad to hear you liked it as much as i did.


madeline's madeline (2018) 5/5 if we lived in a world where paddington 2 wasn't released in 2018 in north america, this would almost certainly be my movie of the year. it's bizarre & funny & frightening & incomprehensible & every second of it hums with imagination & creativity & originality & a weird energy that feels incomparable to anything else i've seen in years, maybe ever.

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"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

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Reply #130 posted 11/12/18 8:00am

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Brendan said:

damosuzuki said:

leave no trace (2018) 4.5/5 father & daughter are unwillingly introduced to the world when they are found living an idyllic life in a park. perfectly subverts all your notions of what you expect this story to do & the way you expect them to behave. this will definitely be one of my favourites of the year.


Completely agree, damosuzuki. I saw it perhaps 2 or 3 months ago and it’s still with me like a warm blanket on that morning the pilot light goes out.




NON-MOVIE-RELATED NOTE: I had to go up in the attic yesterday and re-light the two pilot lights on our heating units. NOT FUN. My legs are sore today from all the squatting.

I need to watch some movies.

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Reply #131 posted 11/13/18 11:27am

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RodeoSchro said:



Brendan said:


damosuzuki said:

leave no trace (2018) 4.5/5 father & daughter are unwillingly introduced to the world when they are found living an idyllic life in a park. perfectly subverts all your notions of what you expect this story to do & the way you expect them to behave. this will definitely be one of my favourites of the year.




Completely agree, damosuzuki. I saw it perhaps 2 or 3 months ago and it’s still with me like a warm blanket on that morning the pilot light goes out.




NON-MOVIE-RELATED NOTE: I had to go up in the attic yesterday and re-light the two pilot lights on our heating units. NOT FUN. My legs are sore today from all the squatting.

I need to watch some movies.



I’ve got nothing for two. I’d probably be found frozen to my own procrastination.
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Reply #132 posted 11/13/18 4:50pm

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three identical strangers (2018) 4/5 truly fascinating documentary on triplets separated at birth & adopted into different homes who then found each other as young adults, though it slightly strawmans the general consensus position on the influence of biology & genes on the course of a person's life imo. i think the ending does a real disservice to the topic. (I also think judith harris's 'the nurture assumption' would make an excellent companion book to this doc.) regardless, this is a terrific story & it's told almost perfectly, though i definitely have some quibbles with some of the statements that were left unchallenged in the last 10 minutes.

borg vs mcenroe (2017) 2.5/5 some of this felt a bit like skin-deep psychoanalysis (even though they're different, they're the same), but i could have accepted all that if they'd done a proper job of representing the tennis. i'm a big tennis fan, and i really don't think they did justice to the drama & excitement that comes from the best tennis points. i will say that if you're a fan of bjorn borg's hair, you'll find a lot enjoy here - the wig (i'm assuming) they had on the actor looks fantastic.


disobedience (2017) 2.5/5 a woman from a strict orthodox jewish family rekindles a relationship with her same-sex childhood friend while home for her father's funeral. the setting is novel, but otherwise this is a fairly unremarkable, even rote relationship triangle story. watchable, well acted certainly, but you've seen it before and you'll see it again. rachel weisz spits into rachel mcadams' mouth during their fairly steamy sex scene, if that's something you'd like to see.




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"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

http://www.thelifeyoucansave.com/
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Reply #133 posted 11/13/18 9:48pm

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damosuzuki said:


disobedience (2017) 2.5/5 a woman from a strict orthodox jewish family rekindles a relationship with her same-sex childhood friend while home for her father's funeral. the setting is novel, but otherwise this is a fairly unremarkable, even rote relationship triangle story. watchable, well acted certainly, but you've seen it before and you'll see it again. rachel weisz spits into rachel mcadams' mouth during their fairly steamy sex scene, if that's something you'd like to see.


SOLD.

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Reply #134 posted 11/13/18 11:12pm

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damosuzuki said:


disobedience (2017) 2.5/5 a woman from a strict orthodox jewish family rekindles a relationship with her same-sex childhood friend while home for her father's funeral. the setting is novel, but otherwise this is a fairly unremarkable, even rote relationship triangle story. watchable, well acted certainly, but you've seen it before and you'll see it again. rachel weisz spits into rachel mcadams' mouth during their fairly steamy sex scene, if that's something you'd like to see.


SOLD.


That's a must buy for me now! lol

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Reply #135 posted 11/14/18 3:13pm

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JorisE73 said:

sexton said:


SOLD.


That's a must buy for me now! lol

& i should say that the film itself has received generally very positive reviews, & lots of people seem to like it, so you may find the film very worthwhile. i just can't get that interested in 114 minutes of people talking about their feelings, but that's my problem.

completely unrelated, for no good reason, & perhaps slightly tastelessly, here is a ranking of 10 films i find generally sort of interesting.
1 mulholland drive

2 the handmaiden
3 princess cyd
4 bound
5 lost and delirious
6 blue is the warmest color
7 black swan
8 the duke of burgundy
9 the hunger
10 atomic blonde

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

http://www.thelifeyoucansave.com/
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Reply #136 posted 11/14/18 3:41pm

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damosuzuki said:

JorisE73 said:


That's a must buy for me now! lol

& i should say that the film itself has received generally very positive reviews, & lots of people seem to like it, so you may find the film very worthwhile. i just can't get that interested in 114 minutes of people talking about their feelings, but that's my problem.

completely unrelated, for no good reason, & perhaps slightly tastelessly, here is a ranking of 10 films i find generally sort of interesting.
1 mulholland drive

2 the handmaiden
3 princess cyd
4 bound
5 lost and delirious
6 blue is the warmest color
7 black swan
8 the duke of burgundy
9 the hunger
10 atomic blonde


Hmm, I don't think i can make a list that long of preferred movies centering around this particular theme. Muholland Drive, The Handmaiden and The Duke of Burgundy would definitely make the cut.

I take points off for the sex scenes in Blue Is The Warmest Color becasue I found them to be--and the writer of the original graphic novel feels the same way--a little too male-centric in an otherwise very fine and realistic portrayal of female love. However, similar depictions I thought were totally fine in The Handmaiden because that film is pure fantasy spectacle. lol

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Reply #137 posted 11/14/18 4:52pm

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sexton said:

damosuzuki said:

& i should say that the film itself has received generally very positive reviews, & lots of people seem to like it, so you may find the film very worthwhile. i just can't get that interested in 114 minutes of people talking about their feelings, but that's my problem.

completely unrelated, for no good reason, & perhaps slightly tastelessly, here is a ranking of 10 films i find generally sort of interesting.
1 mulholland drive

2 the handmaiden
3 princess cyd
4 bound
5 lost and delirious
6 blue is the warmest color
7 black swan
8 the duke of burgundy
9 the hunger
10 atomic blonde


Hmm, I don't think i can make a list that long of preferred movies centering around this particular theme. Muholland Drive, The Handmaiden and The Duke of Burgundy would definitely make the cut.

I take points off for the sex scenes in Blue Is The Warmest Color becasue I found them to be--and the writer of the original graphic novel feels the same way--a little too male-centric in an otherwise very fine and realistic portrayal of female love. However, similar depictions I thought were totally fine in The Handmaiden because that film is pure fantasy spectacle. lol

well, that list was purely a product of pervy motivation, & if i'd put this together with actual quality in mind, it would look quite different. mullholland drive, princess cyd & handmaiden would all be at or near the top for sure, though. i think they're all great. & i more or less agree with you about 'blue...'

"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

http://www.thelifeyoucansave.com/
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Reply #138 posted 11/15/18 1:54am

JorisE73

damosuzuki said:

JorisE73 said:


That's a must buy for me now! lol

& i should say that the film itself has received generally very positive reviews, & lots of people seem to like it, so you may find the film very worthwhile. i just can't get that interested in 114 minutes of people talking about their feelings, but that's my problem.

completely unrelated, for no good reason, & perhaps slightly tastelessly, here is a ranking of 10 films i find generally sort of interesting.
1 mulholland drive

2 the handmaiden
3 princess cyd
4 bound
5 lost and delirious
6 blue is the warmest color
7 black swan
8 the duke of burgundy
9 the hunger
10 atomic blonde


thumbs up! I've seen them all exept for Princess cyd, will check it out lol

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Reply #139 posted 11/15/18 7:42am

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damosuzuki said:

JorisE73 said:


That's a must buy for me now! lol

& i should say that the film itself has received generally very positive reviews, & lots of people seem to like it, so you may find the film very worthwhile. i just can't get that interested in 114 minutes of people talking about their feelings, but that's my problem.

completely unrelated, for no good reason, & perhaps slightly tastelessly, here is a ranking of 10 films i find generally sort of interesting.
1 mulholland drive

2 the handmaiden
3 princess cyd
4 bound
5 lost and delirious
6 blue is the warmest color
7 black swan
8 the duke of burgundy
9 the hunger
10 atomic blonde



11. Purple Rain
12. Red Dawn
13. I am Curious (Yellow)
14. A Clockwork Orange
15. The Green Berets
16. Pink Cadillac
17. Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat

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