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Offline milk

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« Reply #31100 on: April 15, 2021, 05:18:45 AM »

This is great cinema and ambitious, in a way. I also wonder if it was shocking at the time? I think this film survives on the charm of Michael Caine. Despite it being impressive on many levels, the main character is such an ass that almost any other actor might have sunk the whole thing. Anyway, it's an interesting movie, sort of funny and brutal at the same time.

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« Reply #31101 on: Today at 02:34:30 AM »
The Company You Keep





This is a case of spotting the old actor. The plot is fine as is the direction [Redford] but the casting of Redford as the main role was misdirected as far as I am concerned [and I am a fan]. He was too old at this stage and his performance was far from credible. It is, as a film however, still worth a watch.
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« Reply #31103 on: Today at 03:02:47 AM »
The Aviator. Now I want to watch some of the old movies referenced in the film, Hell's Angels, Scarface, etc.

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« Reply #31104 on: Today at 03:39:51 AM »
High Fidelity


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« Reply #31105 on: Today at 03:49:47 AM »
High Fidelity



One of my very favorite movies!

Another favorite, I watched yesterday:

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« Reply #31106 on: Today at 07:36:12 AM »
Nomadland (2020) w/ Frances McDormand and others - up for a half dozen Oscars soon, including Best Picture and Actress - synopsis below from opening of its Wiki article; bought from Amazon Prime Video as a 4K UHD streamer (no rental options at the moment) for $14 USD; ratings: 7.5/10, IMDB; 94%, Rotten Tomatoes;  3.7/5, Amazon w/ a lot of poor ratings (boredom often the term used).  As for us, we enjoyed the film, Susan more than me; the western US vistas were beautifully filmed and McDormand excellent as usual - I'd probably do a 4/5 if reviewing on Amazon - recommended, especially to those who like to see several or all of the Oscar-nominated films, as we do - but a weird COVID altered experience to come, I'm sure?

The Five Pennies (1959) w/ Danny Kaye, Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, et al - short summary below second quote - jazz biopic about the cornet player and band leader, Red Nichols - marvelous performance by Kaye and guest appearance by Armstrong just memorable; I've owned the DVD for years - wife watched this time and enjoyed - recommended - now, Nichols is on CD but I have only the recording shown below w/ about a half dozen of his recordings from the 1920s.  Dave :)

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Nomadland is a 2020 American drama film written, edited, produced, and directed by Chloé Zhao. It stars Frances McDormand as a woman who leaves her hometown of Empire, Nevada, after her husband dies and the sole industry closes down, to be "houseless" and travel around the United States. It also features David Strathairn in a supporting role, as well as real-life nomads Linda May, Swankie, and Bob Wells as fictionalized versions of themselves. The film is based on the 2017 non-fiction book Nomadland: Surviving America in the Twenty-First Century by Jessica Bruder. (Source)

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The Five Pennies is a semi-biographical 1959 film starring Danny Kaye as jazz cornet player and bandleader Loring Red Nichols. Other cast members include Barbara Bel Geddes, Louis Armstrong, Harry Guardino, Bob Crosby, Bobby Troup, Susan Gordon, and Tuesday Weld. The film received four Oscar nominations: Best Musical Scoring (Leith Stevens), Best Original Song (Sylvia Fine—Danny Kaye's wife), Best Cinematography (Daniel L. Fapp), and Best Costumes (Edith Head). The real Red Nichols recorded all of Kaye's cornet playing for the film soundtrack. The other musicians in Red's band were not asked to provide their musical contributions, and the sound of his band was supplied by session players. (Source)

   

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« Reply #31107 on: Today at 07:42:36 AM »
Nomadland (2020) w/ Frances McDormand and others - up for a half dozen Oscars soon, including Best Picture and Actress - synopsis below from opening of its Wiki article; bought from Amazon Prime Video as a 4K UHD streamer (no rental options at the moment) for $14 USD; ratings: 7.5/10, IMDB; 94%, Rotten Tomatoes;  3.7/5, Amazon w/ a lot of poor ratings (boredom often the term used).  As for us, we enjoyed the film, Susan more than me; the western US vistas were beautifully filmed and McDormand excellent as usual - I'd probably do a 4/5 if reviewing on Amazon - recommended, especially to those who like to see several or all of the Oscar-nominated films, as we do - but a weird COVID altered experience to come, I'm sure?

 

Cheers Dave. That is a film that I will certainly watch sometime in the future. I like what I have heard about it so far.
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