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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31560 on: July 26, 2021, 01:02:46 PM »
I had a chance to sit down with the two film sequels:

Funeral in Berlin (1966)
A too-serious sequel to Ipcress revolving around the Berlin Wall. A bit plain and plenty confusing, but Michael Caine throws stinging jabs left and right here.

Billion-Dollar Brain (1967)
A wacky course correction in tone, with a soft-spoken Michael Caine opposite Karl Malden, surrounded by a great snowy location in Finland. The infamous Ken Russell directs, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett provides a trippy score, and there is a lot of James Bond excess to finish off this espionage trilogy. I don't know if I will continue with the TV movies...

The Ipcress File (1965)

I had never watched this Michael Caine film previously. It is a great espionage yarn, but with more office antics and conspiracy threads, and very artsy camera shots. The John Barry score, with its cimbalom tune, is ever reminiscent of James Bond's guitar motive.

It looks like I have a number of sequels to catch up on too.


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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31561 on: July 27, 2021, 12:30:49 AM »
As Good As It Gets. Fabulous perxormancd by Nicholson.

One of his very best, for me.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31562 on: July 27, 2021, 12:37:42 AM »
Sinister

Some people consider this one a great horror flick, but it is not one of my favorites. It almost works better as a dark family drama movie. The horror is too much "in your face" and too violent/gory to my taste. This movie feels badly directed and the music feel lazy. Acting is however pretty good.
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« Reply #31563 on: July 27, 2021, 12:39:12 AM »
Sorry for the misspellings. I mainly post from a small cellphone these days.......

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« Reply #31564 on: July 27, 2021, 07:24:19 AM »
Sorry for the misspellings. I mainly post from a small cellphone these days.......

Oh we just thought you had too much wine! ;D

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31565 on: July 27, 2021, 11:20:36 AM »
As Good As It Gets. Fabulous performance by Nicholson.

Yes!
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« Reply #31566 on: July 28, 2021, 02:10:52 AM »
Billion-Dollar Brain (1967)
A wacky course correction in tone, with a soft-spoken Michael Caine opposite Karl Malden, surrounded by a great snowy location in Finland. The infamous Ken Russell directs, Sir Richard Rodney Bennett provides a trippy score, and there is a lot of James Bond excess to finish off this espionage trilogy. I don't know if I will continue with the TV movies...

With Françoise Dorléac too...  :-*

In a movie theater, this is one of the most spectacular movies I have seen !!! :P 

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31567 on: July 28, 2021, 06:32:53 AM »
I rewatched Minority Report which I had not seen in a long, long time.  Good mystery, great action pieces, sometimes funny.  Pretty good movie!



It is about a police division that catches the killer before they commit the crime.  And then the lead detective is found to be the next killer and he goes on the run and strives to prove his innocence.

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« Reply #31568 on: July 28, 2021, 10:38:06 PM »
One of Cruise’s successes. He actually does involve himself in quite a few solid films.
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« Reply #31569 on: July 29, 2021, 02:05:42 AM »
Oh we just thought you had too much wine! ;D
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« Reply #31570 on: July 30, 2021, 10:29:38 PM »


Superb. A worthy Cannes Palm d'Or winner.

Looking forward to also doing the commentary track. Especially wrt the "what does it mean?" of the final scene which my friend and I debated.

Will be exploring more of the filmography of director Jacques Audiard with A Prophet lined up for next week.
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« Reply #31571 on: July 31, 2021, 03:36:00 PM »
The Exception (Undtagelsen)



Intriguing, twisty-turny film about small evils becoming bigger ones. The central characters are 4 women who work at a library/research centre on genocide, and there's some workplace tension there with the perception that a newcomer wants to take over the role of one of the others. You spend much of the movie trying to figure out who is doing the really horrible things as opposed to just being mean and catty.

I mean, things ESCALATE. That co-worker you’re not friendly with? Maybe she’s taking revenge in a big way. Maybe she has Issues. Maybe working in a research centre on genocide attracts people with Issues...
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31572 on: August 01, 2021, 01:56:00 PM »
Watched David Lean's Great Expectations again last night.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31573 on: August 01, 2021, 05:26:20 PM »
Kajillionaire.  Pretty funny but smart movie.


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« Reply #31574 on: August 01, 2021, 06:13:59 PM »
Kajillionaire.  Pretty funny but smart movie.



I enjoyed that too.

Did you see Miranda July's first film? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0415978/ It's even better, IMO.
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« Reply #31575 on: August 02, 2021, 05:29:42 AM »
I enjoyed that too.

Did you see Miranda July's first film? https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0415978/ It's even better, IMO.

Oh know, but if I find it on streaming I'll give it a watch.

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« Reply #31576 on: August 02, 2021, 05:30:14 AM »
Watched David Lean's Great Expectations again last night.

Ad, last night, Oliver Twist. You know, the only points at which I noticed Bax's score were when I was rather annoyed with it ... I should give it another go ....
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #31577 on: August 02, 2021, 10:50:11 AM »


A very strange Italian movie. I can't make any head or tail of it. So much so as the main protagonist is not even pictured on the cover...
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« Reply #31578 on: August 03, 2021, 02:58:25 AM »
THE INVISIBLE MAN (Leigh Whannell, 2020)

A $7 million Australian modern movie adaptation of H. G. Wells' Invisible Man. This is a good movie. Good camerawork, good music (Benjamin Wallfisch), good acting (especially Elisabeth Moss), good use of special effects, good script. A solid four-stars-out-of-five movie and much more enjoyable than most mega-budget Hollywood "visual noise" movies these days.
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« Reply #31579 on: August 05, 2021, 09:45:12 AM »
Cotton Club Encore
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