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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #32560 on: February 01, 2022, 09:03:33 AM »
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This film is a political thriller bound up in a web of weather and space science. I found it to be entertaining enough.
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« Reply #32561 on: February 01, 2022, 07:46:56 PM »
Kon Ichikawa’s An Actor’s Revenge, (1963) - a tale of the bizarre, where kabuki theater mixes with virtuosic camera shots to the strains of hollywoodian lounge music.





Damnation (1988). Another bizarrerie, the first film of a trilogy by maverick hungarian director Bela Tarr (the others are Satantango and the splendid Werckmeister Harmonies). Tarr explores the despair of individuals in the confines of a locked in, end-of-regime communist country just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

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« Reply #32562 on: February 02, 2022, 02:12:26 AM »
Tarr explores the despair of individuals in the confines of a locked in, end-of-regime communist country just before the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Presumably this is your commentary, not the film-maker's intent/the plot, unless you're suggesting he successfully predicted the fall of the Berlin Wall was coming.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #32563 on: February 02, 2022, 03:00:32 AM »
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It all starts with a break in to the home of a docile and demure female living alone. She gets no help from the local police so she decides to take things into her own hands. Events take a downward spiral from there but her strength of character certainly improves. This is a bit of a quirky but very enjoyable film. The film was a winner at Sundance which is always a recommendation for me. I did enjoy it.
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« Reply #32564 on: February 02, 2022, 07:59:24 AM »
Haven't watched it yet, but a bound to do so soon, as I've just learned that Monica Vitti has died today (aged 90) in Rome. So, which of the five Antonioni films she worked in will it be? Or shall I watch the OTT Modesty Blaise, directed by Joseph Losey? Or Dramma della gelosia (The Pizza Triangle), by Ettore Scola? What a great and versatile actress she was!



What I can say is that she appears (in a supporting role) in the movie hat probably has had the strongest impact on me of all those I have seen, Antonioni's La Notte (with Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau). I had never thought the film could be such a strong medium for artistic expression until I saw this masterpiece. The still above is from that movie.

R.I.P. Monica Vitti:(
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #32565 on: February 02, 2022, 08:00:35 AM »
At last, I've watched Sleuth (Michael Caine, Jude Law, dir. Ken Branagh) Superb and sharp. If anything, they managed to ratchet up the intensity. I also liked that he had his longtime collaborator Patrick Doyle do the soundtrack.
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« Reply #32566 on: February 02, 2022, 09:22:53 AM »
Haven't watched it yet, but a bound to do so soon, as I've just learned that Monica Vitti has died today (aged 90) in Rome. So, which of the five Antonioni films she worked in will it be? Or shall I watch the OTT Modesty Blaise, directed by Joseph Losey? Or Dramma della gelosia (The Pizza Triangle), by Ettore Scola? What a great a versatile actress she was!



What I can say is that she appears (in a supporting role) in the movie hat probably has had the strongest impact on me of all those I have seen, Antonioni's La Notte (with Marcello Mastroianni and Jeanne Moreau). I had never thought the film could be such a strong medium for artistic expression until I saw this masterpiece. The still above is from that movie.

R.I.P. Monica Vitti:(

RIP. Sad news.

Vitti is at her magnetic, enigmatic best in Antonioni’s Red Desert (Il deserto rosso).

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« Reply #32567 on: February 02, 2022, 01:50:29 PM »
My favourite actress. Very sad.

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« Reply #32568 on: February 02, 2022, 06:50:42 PM »
At last, I've watched Sleuth (Michael Caine, Jude Law, dir. Ken Branagh) Superb and sharp. If anything, they managed to ratchet up the intensity. I also liked that he had his longtime collaborator Patrick Doyle do the soundtrack.

I've not seen this version, only the original 1972 one.
One can imagine a meta-movie which cuts out Olivier and Law, and gives us older Caine playing antagonist to younger Caine.

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« Reply #32569 on: February 02, 2022, 07:15:51 PM »
I've not seen this version, only the original 1972 one.
One can imagine a meta-movie which cuts out Olivier and Law, and gives us older Caine playing antagonist to younger Caine.

(* chortle *)

I do love the original.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #32570 on: February 02, 2022, 08:11:02 PM »
RIP, Monica Vitti. She and Catherine Deneuve have been my favorite actresses.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #32571 on: February 03, 2022, 03:34:55 AM »
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This is a dubbed Indonesian film.

A young girl goes to a party with the promise of a job interview with someone at the party. During the party she is offered alcohol which she normally does not drink. She wakes up at home the following morning with no recollection of what happened the previous night. This has major implications for her domestic life and, as she tries to unravel the events of the previous evening, she begins to realise who she can trust and who she cannot.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #32572 on: February 04, 2022, 07:45:49 PM »
Julia - new 2021 90+ min documentary on Julia Child, the pioneer TV cook who impacted on how America looked at food.  We rented this from Amazon for $4 USD and thoroughly enjoyed - well received and reviewed - highly recommended.

The Living Daylights (1987) w/ Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies and others; upgraded from BD > 4K UHD Amazon streamer - over the decades I've seen all of the Bond films and this has always been my favorite - enjoy Dalton's character, the multi-layered story, the good but laid-back specials, and in particular Maryam d'Abo - she is just adorable to me in her role and a cellist (appropriate for this forum) - Dave :)

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Julia is a 2021 American documentary film directed and produced by Julie Cohen and Betsy West. The documentary chronicles the life of Julia Child. Brian Grazer and Ron Howard serve as executive producers.The film had its world premiere at the 48th Telluride Film Festival on September 3, 2021. It was released on November 5, 2021, by Sony Pictures Classics. (Source)

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The Living Daylights is a 1987 British spy film, the fifteenth entry in the James Bond series, and the first of two to star Timothy Dalton as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. Directed by John Glen, the film's title is taken from Ian Fleming's short story "The Living Daylights", the plot of which also forms the basis of the first act of the film. It was the last film to use the title of an Ian Fleming story until the 2006 instalment Casino Royale. (Source)

   

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #32573 on: February 05, 2022, 07:31:27 AM »



Who knew that Ridley Scott directed an epic set in 14th Century France, supposedly based on a true story, starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Ben Affleck?  I did not.  So I decided to give The Last Duel a shot.  I made a mistake.  The movie looks good - the digitally rendered, still under construction Notre Dame excepted - but the dialogue and acting suck.  What accent is Adam Driver using, when he uses one, and why doesn't he stick with it?  It's so bad I ended up turning it off after about twenty minutes.
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« Reply #32574 on: February 05, 2022, 08:01:26 AM »
The Living Daylights (1987) w/ Timothy Dalton, Maryam d'Abo, Joe Don Baker, John Rhys-Davies and others; upgraded from BD > 4K UHD Amazon streamer - over the decades I've seen all of the Bond films and this has always been my favorite - enjoy Dalton's character, the multi-layered story, the good but laid-back specials, and in particular Maryam d'Abo - she is just adorable to me in her role and a cellist (appropriate for this forum) - Dave :)

Strongly agreed, Dave! I saw it in a movie house in Old Town Alexandria, and I remember being electrified by Dalton's fresh read on the character. Also: Nothing to declare — just a cello!
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« Reply #32575 on: February 05, 2022, 08:02:52 AM »
The Fisher King (1991)
Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams
Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer


There is no mistaking Terry Gilliam's crazy visual style, but I also think this might be his magnum opus.

The modern holy grail quest is interesting to me, and Gilliam is always one to infuse fantasy with reality quite effectively.

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« Reply #32576 on: February 05, 2022, 08:03:37 AM »
The Fisher King (1991)
Jeff Bridges, Robin Williams
Mercedes Ruehl, Amanda Plummer


There is no mistaking Terry Gilliam's crazy visual style, but I also think this might be his magnum opus.

The modern holy grail quest is interesting to me, and Gilliam is always one to infuse fantasy with reality quite effectively.

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I love this unreservedly! I also like New York in June ....
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« Reply #32577 on: February 05, 2022, 08:04:33 AM »
 


Who knew that Ridley Scott directed an epic set in 14th Century France, supposedly based on a true story, starring Matt Damon, Adam Driver, and Ben Affleck?  I did not.  So I decided to give The Last Duel a shot.  I made a mistake.  The movie looks good - the digitally rendered, still under construction Notre Dame excepted - but the dialogue and acting suck.  What accent is Adam Driver using, when he uses one, and why doesn't he stick with it?  It's so bad I ended up turning it off after about twenty minutes.

The 'bearded' Matt Damon -  ;D  Thanks Todd - I would have been enticed by the cast and the topic; assume the '100 Years War'?  But, will not add to my 'to watch' list.  Dave :)

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« Reply #32578 on: February 05, 2022, 08:08:02 AM »
I love this unreservedly! I also like New York in June ....

It is easy to understand why. This is a beautifully made and acted project, with no little amount of heart.

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« Reply #32579 on: February 05, 2022, 02:25:53 PM »
Monica Vitti in memoriam: Michelangelo Antonioni’s Red Desert (1964), the director’s  first film in colour, and his penultimate collaboration with Vitti —they’d work together for the last time in 1980 in Il Mistero di Oberwald, based on Cocteau and not very well received at the time, despite its pioneering use of video techniques.



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