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Post by St. Gloede » June 10th, 2019, 8:15 am

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1. Subida al cielo AKA Mexican Bus Ride AKA Ascent Into Heaven (1952, Luis Bunuel) 8/10
2. Cela s'appelle l'aurore AKA That Is the Dawn (1956, Luis Bunuel) 8/10
3. Sadko (1953, Aleksandr Ptushko) 5/10
4. Ilya Muromets (1956, Aleksandr Ptushko) 5/10
5. Calabuch (1956 ,Luis García Berlanga) 7.5-8/10
6. La vida por delante / Life Ahead (1958, Fernando Fernán Gómez) 6/10
7. Hotarubi / Firefly Light (1958, Heinosuke Gosho) 6/10
8. Shinel / The Overcoat (1959, Aleksey Batalov) 6.5/10
9. Il Cristo proibito / The Forbidden Christ (1951, Curzio Malaparte) 7/10
10. Tsuma / Wife (1953, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
11. Istoria mias kalpikis liras / The Counterfeit Coin (1955, Yorgos Javellas) 7/10
12. Otello (1956, Sergei Yutkevich) 8/10
13. Ôkami / Wolf (1955, Kaneto Shindô) 7.5/10
14. Kyriakatiko xypnima / Windfall in Athens (1954, Mihalis Kakogiannis) 6.5-7/10
15. Marcelino pan y vino / The Miracle of Marcelino (1955, Ladislao Vajda) 6/10
16. L'uomo di paglia / Man of Straw (1958, Pietro Germi) 7.5
17. L'angelo bianco / The White Angel (1955, Raffaello Matarazzo) 7/10
18. Kome / Rice (1957, Tadashi Imai) 7(10
19. El expreso de Andalucía (1956, Francisco Rovira Beleta) 7.5/10

A new collection of really good, but not quite great films.

The White Angel is bigger than life melodrama with so much sentimentality and extravagant plot development that it actually becomes a genuinly rewarding experience. The writing may be ludicrously thin at times, but the plotting is out of left-field, and there is a great deal of magic here. Shockingly, I did not realize it was a sequel until it was too late - will watch the first film too.

The one thing that is so striking about Kome is that you can feel the heat in almost every screen, the vivacious cinematography genuinely drips of sweat, and the tragedy and poverty was well felt. The only thing holding Kome back is slight meandering and a not too strong character gallery.

El expreso de Andalucía is a tight and simple heist in wonderful noir fashion, I'd be tempted to in some ways call it excellent, it is perfectly efficient, with strong visuals and all the essential details are in place. With a few small tweaks this would have been a great film.

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#122

Post by cinephage » June 10th, 2019, 10:04 am

02. Chiyari Fuji, by Tomu Uchida (1955) 10/10

Funny, sad, awe-inspiring, with great acting, direction and a wonderful score, this film is a pure gem. This is an instant favorite.

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01. Blackboard Jungle, by Richard Brooks (1955) 7,5/10

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Post by clemmetarey » June 10th, 2019, 10:55 am

3. Quicksand (1950) 6/10
4. Cry Danger (1951) 5/10

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1. The Captive City (1952) 6/10
2. The Ladykillers (1955) 7/10
3. Quicksand (1950) 6/10
4. Cry Danger (1951) 5/10

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#124

Post by AB537 » June 10th, 2019, 12:50 pm

7. A Face in the Crowd (Elia Kazan, 1957)
8. Park Row (Samuel Fuller, 1952)

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Post by frbrown » June 10th, 2019, 2:20 pm

Some TV

5a. Dragnet: The Big Break (1953)
5b. Johnny Staccato: Evil (1959)
5c. Peter Gunn: The Chinese Hangman (1958)

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1. Band of Angels (1957)
2. Los peces rojos (1955)
3. Gambler and the Lady (1952)
4. Distrito quinto (1958)
5a. Dragnet: The Big Break (1953)
5b. Johnny Staccato: Evil (1959)
5c. Peter Gunn: The Chinese Hangman (1958)

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Post by allisoncm » June 10th, 2019, 3:26 pm

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1. Genevieve (1953) 5/10
2. Finger Man (1955) 5.5/10
3. Cesta do praveku (1955) 5.2/10
4. The Happy Time (1952) 5.5/10
5. Charade (1954) 5.5/10
6. El último caballo (1950) 7.5/10

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Post by St. Gloede » June 10th, 2019, 3:39 pm

allisoncm wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 3:26 pm
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1. Genevieve (1953) 5/10
2. Finger Man (1955) 5.5/10
3. Cesta do praveku (1955) 5.2/10
4. The Happy Time (1952) 5.5/10
5. Charade (1954) 5.5/10
6. El último caballo (1950) 7.5/10
Hi Allison, I saw that you had seen Le Film est déjà commencé? do you recall if it requires subtitles?

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Post by Traveller » June 10th, 2019, 3:40 pm

25. Giant (1956) - 7/10
26. Gunfight at the O.K. Corral (1957) - 5/10
27. Silver Lode (1954) - 5/10
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#129

Post by hurluberlu » June 10th, 2019, 6:15 pm

9. Miss Julie / Fröken Julie (Alf Sjöberg, 1951) 8+

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1. The Robe (Henry Koster, 1953) 8-
2. Time Without Pity (Joseph Losey, 1957) 6+
3. Tea and Sympathy (Vincente Minnelli, 1953) 7-
4. Beat The Devil (John Huston, 1953) 7
5. Anastasia (Anatole Litvak, 1956) 6
6. Corridors of Blood (Robert Day, 1958) 5
7. Some Like It Hot (Billy Wilder, 1959) [Rewatch] 8>7+
8. Sound of the Mountain / Yama no oto (Mikio Naruse, 1954) 8
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#130

Post by VincentPrice » June 10th, 2019, 7:04 pm

9. The Quiet American-1958: 6/10
10. Father Brown-1954: 7/10
11. Land of the Pharaohs-1955: 8/10
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1. Let's Make It Legal-1951: 7/10
2. -30- -1959: 9/10
3. The Big Circus-1959: 710
4. Screaming Eagles-1956: 7/10
5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers-1956: 10/10 (rewatch)
6. Wind Across the Everglades-1958: 7/10
7. The Las Vegas Story-1952: 7/10
8 Talk About a Stranger-1952: 8/10

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » June 11th, 2019, 1:09 am

FTV:4: I Dutifully Report (1958). Czech. 3.

One of the few Czech films from this era to be in colour, writer/director Karel Stekly & Jan Roth fittingly give the final film in the series a blustering bright splash, in the crisp uniforms and fading grass on the battlegrounds being chopped down by swish edits. Completing Svejk’s war battle, Stekly charges in with extremely grating brash humour, where any satire is run down by the cast obnoxiously shouting each punchline, and each of Svejk comedic face pulls being as irritating for the audience as it is for the soldiers he reports to.

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#132

Post by jeroeno » June 11th, 2019, 3:32 am

23. Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957)
24. Calabuch (1956)
25. Doa al karawan (1959)

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Post by St. Gloede » June 11th, 2019, 5:46 am

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1. Subida al cielo AKA Mexican Bus Ride AKA Ascent Into Heaven (1952, Luis Bunuel) 8/10
2. Cela s'appelle l'aurore AKA That Is the Dawn (1956, Luis Bunuel) 8/10
3. Sadko (1953, Aleksandr Ptushko) 5/10
4. Ilya Muromets (1956, Aleksandr Ptushko) 5/10
5. Calabuch (1956 ,Luis García Berlanga) 7.5-8/10
6. La vida por delante / Life Ahead (1958, Fernando Fernán Gómez) 6/10
7. Hotarubi / Firefly Light (1958, Heinosuke Gosho) 6/10
8. Shinel / The Overcoat (1959, Aleksey Batalov) 6.5/10
9. Il Cristo proibito / The Forbidden Christ (1951, Curzio Malaparte) 7/10
10. Tsuma / Wife (1953, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
11. Istoria mias kalpikis liras / The Counterfeit Coin (1955, Yorgos Javellas) 7/10
12. Otello (1956, Sergei Yutkevich) 8/10
13. Ôkami / Wolf (1955, Kaneto Shindô) 7.5/10
14. Kyriakatiko xypnima / Windfall in Athens (1954, Mihalis Kakogiannis) 6.5-7/10
15. Marcelino pan y vino / The Miracle of Marcelino (1955, Ladislao Vajda) 6/10
16. L'uomo di paglia / Man of Straw (1958, Pietro Germi) 7.5
17. L'angelo bianco / The White Angel (1955, Raffaello Matarazzo) 7/10
18. Kome / Rice (1957, Tadashi Imai) 7(10
19. El expreso de Andalucía (1956, Francisco Rovira Beleta) 7.5/10
20. L'étrange Mme X (1951, Jean Grémillon) 7.5/10
21. I figli di nessuno / Nobody's Children (1951, Raffaello Matarazzo) 6.5/10

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Post by cinephage » June 11th, 2019, 8:26 am

03. It's always Fair Weather, by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly (1955) 7,5/10

The plot is rather candid, but the movie works perfectly as a show, both entertaining and beautiful.
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01. Blackboard Jungle, by Richard Brooks (1955) 7,5/10
02. Chiyari Fuji, by Tomu Uchida (1955) 10/10

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Post by frbrown » June 11th, 2019, 2:46 pm

6a. Dragnet: The Big Frank (1953)
6b. Dragnet: The Big Hands (1953)
6c. Dragnet: The Big Betty (1953)

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1. Band of Angels (1957)
2. Los peces rojos (1955)
3. Gambler and the Lady (1952)
4. Distrito quinto (1958)
5a. Dragnet: The Big Break (1953)
5b. Johnny Staccato: Evil (1959)
5c. Peter Gunn: The Chinese Hangman (1958)
6a. Dragnet: The Big Frank (1953)
6b. Dragnet: The Big Hands (1953)
6c. Dragnet: The Big Betty (1953)

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 11th, 2019, 4:52 pm

Do you like Ike?Show
1. Cairo Station (1958)
2. Ordet AKA The Word (1955)
"3. Shorts (61m):
Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950, 14m)
How Do You Know It's Love? (1950, 12m)
Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953, 24m)
Tomorrow's Drivers (1954, 11m)"
4. Fanfare (1958)
5. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
6. The Killer Shrews (1959)
I don't think it was inappropriately placed on the Badmovies.org list...

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Post by AB537 » June 11th, 2019, 5:13 pm

9. Murder by Contract (Irving Lerner, 1958) 7/10
10. I Want to Live! (Robert Wise, 1958) 7/10

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Post by Traveller » June 11th, 2019, 5:16 pm

28. Born Yesterday (1950) - 8/10
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Post by 72allinncallme » June 11th, 2019, 7:41 pm

6. Eroica / Heroism (1958, Poland)
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1. Édes Anna / Sweet Anna (1958, Hungary)
2. Magiki polis / The Magic City (1954, Greece)
3. Czlowiek na torze / Man on the Tracks (1957, Poland)
4. Stríbrný vítr / Silvery Wind (1954, Czechoslovakia)
5. Stella (1955, Greece) (l)
6. Eroica / Heroism (1958, Poland)

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Post by Obgeoff » June 11th, 2019, 10:28 pm

11. Nazarin (1959, Bunuel) 8
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Post by allisoncm » June 11th, 2019, 10:35 pm

St. Gloede wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 3:39 pm
allisoncm wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 3:26 pm
SpoilerShow
1. Genevieve (1953) 5/10
2. Finger Man (1955) 5.5/10
3. Cesta do praveku (1955) 5.2/10
4. The Happy Time (1952) 5.5/10
5. Charade (1954) 5.5/10
6. El último caballo (1950) 7.5/10
Hi Allison, I saw that you had seen Le Film est déjà commencé? do you recall if it requires subtitles?
I saw it in 2013. I don't remember if it requires subs, but I know some French, so I probably didn't struggle too much.

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Post by allisoncm » June 11th, 2019, 10:38 pm

SpoilerShow
1. Genevieve (1953) 5/10
2. Finger Man (1955) 5.5/10
3. Cesta do praveku (1955) 5.2/10
4. The Happy Time (1952) 5.5/10
5. Charade (1954) 5.5/10
6. El último caballo (1950) 7.5/10
7. The Naked Jungle (1954) 6/10
8. Seven Days to Noon (1950) 7/10

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Post by jdidaco » June 12th, 2019, 4:57 am

(Screenshot from 'Oi paranomoi'),

21. Pikro psomi (Bitter Bread, Grigoris Grigoriou, 1951) 9/10
22. To xypolyto tagma/The Barefoot Battalion (Gregg G. Tallas, 1953) 8/10
23. Kyriakatiko xypnima (Windfall in Athens, Michael Cacoyannis, 1954) 7.5/10
24. Mia zoi tin ehoume (We Only Live Once, Yorgos Tzavellas, 1958) 8/10
25. O anthropos tou trainou (The Man on the Train, Dinos Dimopoulos, 1958) 8/10
26. Oi paranomoi (The Outlaws, Nikos Koundouros, 1958) 9/10

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1. Rodná zem (Our Native Land, Josef Mach, 1954) 8.5/10
2. Haskovy povidky ze stareho mocnarstvi (Hasek's Tales from the Old Monarchy, Miroslav Hubácek & Oldrich Lipský, 1954) 8/10
3. Stríbrný vítr (Silvery Wind, Václav Krska, 1954-56) 10/10
4. Skola otcu (School for Fathers, Ladislav Helge, 1957) 9/10
5. Tam na konecne (At the Terminus, Ján Kadár & Elmar Klos, 1957) 9/10
6. Styridsatstyri (The Forty Four, Palo Bielik, 1958) 8/10
7. O vecech nadprirozených (Of Things Supernatural, Jirí Krejcík & Jaroslav Mach & Milos Makovec, 1959) 7.5/10
8. Král Sumavy (Smugglers of Death, Karel Kachyna, 1959) 7.5/10
9. Kekec (Joze Gale, 1951) 8/10
10. U oluji (In the Storm, Vatroslav Mimica, 1952) 8.5/10
11. Cipelice na asfaltu (Shoes on Asphalt, Bosko Vucinic & Zdravko Randic & Ljubomir Radicevic, 1956) 8/10
12. Subotom uvece (Saturday Night, Vladimir Pogacic, 1957) 9/10
13. Nije bilo uzalud (It Was Not in Vain, Nikola Tanhofer, 1957) 9/10
14. Crni biseri (Black Pearls, Toma Janic, 1958) 8/10
15. Mis Ston (Miss Stone, Zivorad Zika Mitrovic, 1958) 7.5/10
16. Blekitny krzyz (Men of Blue Cross, Andrzej Munk, 1955) 7.5/10
17. Prawdziwy koniec wielkiej wojny (Real End of the Great War, Jerzy Kawalerowicz, 1957) 8/10
18. Zimowy zmierzch (Winter Twilight, Stanislaw Lenartowicz, 1957) 9/10
19. Ósmy dzien tygodnia (The Eighth Day of the Week, Aleksander Ford, 1958) 10/10
20. Krzyz Walecznych (Cross of Valor, Kazimierz Kutz, 1959) 8/10

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Post by cinephage » June 12th, 2019, 10:59 am

04. There's always tomorrow, by Douglas Sirk (1955) 7,5/10

A good depiction of what mid-life crisis could look like. Of course, anyone meeting Barbara Stanwyck could find themselves reconsidering their married life... Sirk's style is very subtle.
Gems of the gool old days (03)Show
01. Blackboard Jungle, by Richard Brooks (1955) 7,5/10
02. Chiyari Fuji, by Tomu Uchida (1955) 10/10
03. It's always Fair Weather, by Stanley Donen & Gene Kelly (1955) 7,5/10

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Post by sol » June 12th, 2019, 11:30 am

Fifties Shades of GreyShow
1. I Married a Monster from Outer Space (1958)
2a. Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953) 23mins
2b. Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950) 16mins
2c. How Do You Know It's Love? (1950) 13mins
2d. Tomorrow's Drivers (1954) 11mins = 63mins
3. Peyton Place (1957)
4. Picnic (1955)
5. Dracula (1958)
6. Fabulous World of Jules Verne (1958)
7. Seven Brides for Seven Brothers (1954)
8. H-8... (1958)
9. Macao (1952)

10. The Ten Commandments (1956)

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A surprisingly gripping epic that feels condensed (rather than too lengthy) at 3.5 hours long as DeMille really milks tension between Moses and Rameses to depict the rivalry and competitiveness of two men who have known each other since birth. The special effects are also remarkable for the time, especially the staff morphing into a serpent and the turning of the river water red. Elmer Bernstein's music score is perfectly rousing too.
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 12th, 2019, 3:58 pm

Do you like Ike?Show
1. Cairo Station (1958)
2. Ordet AKA The Word (1955)
"3. Shorts (61m):
Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950, 14m)
How Do You Know It's Love? (1950, 12m)
Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953, 24m)
Tomorrow's Drivers (1954, 11m)"
4. Fanfare (1958)
5. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
6. The Killer Shrews (1959)
7. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)
This was a neat little noir thriller about a telephone technician who gets roped into a gambling ring, then turns it into a criminal empire. The plot drives this film and makes it pretty interesting to watch, with some cool location shots.

8. The Ten Commandments (1956)
And let me provide a different reaction to sol's. This is stunningly well-made - the sets, the costumes, the colors all worked to make a beautiful movie. But damn was it boring - a lot of it has to do with my disdain for religion, but I did not care about any of it. This falls into the "glad I've checked it, now I never have to watch it again" category for me.

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Post by VincentPrice » June 12th, 2019, 4:27 pm

12. Road Agent-1952: 6/10
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1. Let's Make It Legal-1951: 7/10
2. -30- -1959: 9/10
3. The Big Circus-1959: 710
4. Screaming Eagles-1956: 7/10
5. Invasion of the Body Snatchers-1956: 10/10 (rewatch)
6. Wind Across the Everglades-1958: 7/10
7. The Las Vegas Story-1952: 7/10
8 Talk About a Stranger-1952: 8/10
9. The Quiet American-1958: 6/10
10. Father Brown-1954: 7/10
11. Land of the Pharaohs-1955: 8/10

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Post by Traveller » June 12th, 2019, 5:03 pm

29. High Society (1956) - 7/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by jeroeno » June 12th, 2019, 6:44 pm

26. Yield to the Night (1956)
27. The Happy Time (1952)

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Post by 72allinncallme » June 12th, 2019, 7:49 pm

7. Ostatni dzien lata / The Last Day of Summer (1958, Poland)
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1. Édes Anna / Sweet Anna (1958, Hungary)
2. Magiki polis / The Magic City (1954, Greece)
3. Czlowiek na torze / Man on the Tracks (1957, Poland)
4. Stríbrný vítr / Silvery Wind (1954, Czechoslovakia)
5. Stella (1955, Greece) (l)
6. Eroica / Heroism (1958, Poland)
7. Ostatni dzien lata / The Last Day of Summer (1958, Poland)

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Post by morrison-dylan-fan » June 13th, 2019, 3:52 am

FTV:5:A Journey to the Beginning of Time (1955) Czech.4


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Flickering illustrations of Jules Verne's Journey to the Center of the Earth over the opening,co-writer(with William Cayton and J.A. Novotný)/directing auteur Karel Zeman continues the distinctive blending of live action with animation,in this case well designed,detailed stop-motion animation of dinosaurs. Whilst the animation is smoothly done, the blending of live action/animation never fully clicks,partly due to the camera being angled to place the dinosaurs on the corner of the screen to the cast, and also Zeman giving the live action elements a flatness,highlighting the interest solely being in the stop-motion. Leaving Jules Verne from the opening to go for a Boys Own Adventure, the writers disappointingly give little to make each boy stand out,or to spend time building the relationships, instead going for dry read-outs of facts relating to dinosaurs encountered on this uneventful journey to the beginning of time.

FTV:6: Gang War (1958) 7


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Ganging up when the Hays Code was the gang in town, director Gene Fowler Jr. Makes a clever use of the soundtrack in layering rumblings of gun fire to the background,creating the impression audibly of a gang war spilling outside across the streets. In setting up the Avery’s relationship, Fowler & cinematographer John M. Nickolaus Jr. oddly stay on stilted wide-shots which blocks any closeness the viewers have to the couple from developing. Needing to be watchful due to the Code, Fowler stylishly unveils the aftermath of gang killings, most strikingly composed in the “looking over the edge” shot which triggers Alan Avery into revenge.

Witnessing a gangland killing, the screenplay by Louis Vittes adapts Ovid Demaris with a mounting pressure on Alan and his pregnant wife Edie, in their measured, polite manners being shot down by high rolling gangs who unleash revenge, from wanting it over Alan witnessing their murderous business. Joined by a elegant Gloria Henry in her final film as Edie, Charles Bronson gives a wonderful turn as Alan,whose quiet, softly spoken behaviour Bronson chips away into a death wish against the gang war.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 13th, 2019, 4:40 am

Do you like Ike?Show
1. Cairo Station (1958)
2. Ordet AKA The Word (1955)
"3. Shorts (61m):
Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950, 14m)
How Do You Know It's Love? (1950, 12m)
Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953, 24m)
Tomorrow's Drivers (1954, 11m)"
4. Fanfare (1958)
5. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
6. The Killer Shrews (1959)
7. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)
8. The Ten Commandments (1956)
9. The Las Vegas Story (1952)
This was a nice noir thriller with an intricate plot. Set in Vegas, a former singer returns with her businessman husband who isn't quite what he seems. Add in an old lover and some missing jewels, and you have a decently entertaining film. It misses a lot of the shadow work the best noirs have, but the plot is enough to hold your attention.

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Post by maxwelldeux » June 13th, 2019, 7:01 am

Do you like Ike?Show
1. Cairo Station (1958)
2. Ordet AKA The Word (1955)
"3. Shorts (61m):
Are You Ready for Marriage? (1950, 14m)
How Do You Know It's Love? (1950, 12m)
Social-Sex Attitudes in Adolescence (1953, 24m)
Tomorrow's Drivers (1954, 11m)"
4. Fanfare (1958)
5. A Bucket of Blood (1959)
6. The Killer Shrews (1959)
7. 711 Ocean Drive (1950)
8. The Ten Commandments (1956)
9. The Las Vegas Story (1952)
10. The Immoral Mr. Teas (1959)
More details to come in the Banned Challenge thread, but a terrible movie with boobs.

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Post by St. Gloede » June 13th, 2019, 8:24 am

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1. Subida al cielo AKA Mexican Bus Ride AKA Ascent Into Heaven (1952, Luis Bunuel) 8/10
2. Cela s'appelle l'aurore AKA That Is the Dawn (1956, Luis Bunuel) 8/10
3. Sadko (1953, Aleksandr Ptushko) 5/10
4. Ilya Muromets (1956, Aleksandr Ptushko) 5/10
5. Calabuch (1956 ,Luis García Berlanga) 7.5-8/10
6. La vida por delante / Life Ahead (1958, Fernando Fernán Gómez) 6/10
7. Hotarubi / Firefly Light (1958, Heinosuke Gosho) 6/10
8. Shinel / The Overcoat (1959, Aleksey Batalov) 6.5/10
9. Il Cristo proibito / The Forbidden Christ (1951, Curzio Malaparte) 7/10
10. Tsuma / Wife (1953, Mikio Naruse) 6/10
11. Istoria mias kalpikis liras / The Counterfeit Coin (1955, Yorgos Javellas) 7/10
12. Otello (1956, Sergei Yutkevich) 8/10
13. Ôkami / Wolf (1955, Kaneto Shindô) 7.5/10
14. Kyriakatiko xypnima / Windfall in Athens (1954, Mihalis Kakogiannis) 6.5-7/10
15. Marcelino pan y vino / The Miracle of Marcelino (1955, Ladislao Vajda) 6/10
16. L'uomo di paglia / Man of Straw (1958, Pietro Germi) 7.5
17. L'angelo bianco / The White Angel (1955, Raffaello Matarazzo) 7/10
18. Kome / Rice (1957, Tadashi Imai) 7(10
19. El expreso de Andalucía (1956, Francisco Rovira Beleta) 7.5/10
20. L'étrange Mme X (1951, Jean Grémillon) 7.5/10
21. I figli di nessuno / Nobody's Children (1951, Raffaello Matarazzo) 6.5/10
22. Cómicos (1954, Juan Antonio Bardem) 8/10
23. Vysota / Height (1957, Aleksandr Zarkhi) 6/10

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Post by St. Gloede » June 13th, 2019, 8:25 am

allisoncm wrote:
June 11th, 2019, 10:35 pm
St. Gloede wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 3:39 pm
allisoncm wrote:
June 10th, 2019, 3:26 pm
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1. Genevieve (1953) 5/10
2. Finger Man (1955) 5.5/10
3. Cesta do praveku (1955) 5.2/10
4. The Happy Time (1952) 5.5/10
5. Charade (1954) 5.5/10
6. El último caballo (1950) 7.5/10
Hi Allison, I saw that you had seen Le Film est déjà commencé? do you recall if it requires subtitles?
I saw it in 2013. I don't remember if it requires subs, but I know some French, so I probably didn't struggle too much.
Damn it, I'll have to keep wondering - have asked everywhere. :D

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Post by sol » June 13th, 2019, 12:16 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 3:58 pm
The Ten Commandments (1956)
And let me provide a different reaction to sol's. This is stunningly well-made - the sets, the costumes, the colors all worked to make a beautiful movie. But damn was it boring - a lot of it has to do with my disdain for religion, but I did not care about any of it. This falls into the "glad I've checked it, now I never have to watch it again" category for me.
Huh, that's interesting. I don't know if I would describe myself as having disdain for religion, but I do consider myself to be agnostic and as a result I expected to dislike the film, only to find myself surprisingly won over by it. The conversations with the burning bush, flame of fire etc were probably the weakest parts for me since the religious agenda is really pushed there, but I saw the overall story as somewhat more universal: a rivalry between two cousins and potential heirs to a throne taken to the most drastic of extremes.
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Post by maxwelldeux » June 13th, 2019, 4:59 pm

sol wrote:
June 13th, 2019, 12:16 pm
maxwelldeux wrote:
June 12th, 2019, 3:58 pm
The Ten Commandments (1956)
And let me provide a different reaction to sol's. This is stunningly well-made - the sets, the costumes, the colors all worked to make a beautiful movie. But damn was it boring - a lot of it has to do with my disdain for religion, but I did not care about any of it. This falls into the "glad I've checked it, now I never have to watch it again" category for me.
Huh, that's interesting. I don't know if I would describe myself as having disdain for religion, but I do consider myself to be agnostic and as a result I expected to dislike the film, only to find myself surprisingly won over by it. The conversations with the burning bush, flame of fire etc were probably the weakest parts for me since the religious agenda is really pushed there, but I saw the overall story as somewhat more universal: a rivalry between two cousins and potential heirs to a throne taken to the most drastic of extremes.
I mean, this is probably a larger/different discussion, but I'd chalk it up to different life experiences - I spent 17 years in Catholic school, over half of which was "go to mass twice a week" and 3/4 of which was "hear's your religion class every single day" (I even have a letter saying, in effect, "were you molested by a priest? Act now to file your claim"). I also have in-laws who justify their bigotry on "religious" grounds. So when movies start getting at all pushy about religion, it's a HUGE turn-off for me.

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Post by Traveller » June 13th, 2019, 5:17 pm

30. Guys and Dolls (1955) - 6/10
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But at the bottom, the immanent philosopher sees in the entire universe only the deepest longing for absolute annihilation, and it is as if he clearly hears the call that permeates all spheres of heaven: Redemption! Redemption! Death to our life! and the comforting answer: you will all find annihilation and be redeemed!

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Post by AB537 » June 13th, 2019, 7:06 pm

11. The Nun's Story (Fred Zinnemann, 1959) 5/10
12. The Prowler (Joseph Losey) 7/10

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Post by allisoncm » June 13th, 2019, 7:37 pm

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1. Genevieve (1953) 5/10
2. Finger Man (1955) 5.5/10
3. Cesta do praveku (1955) 5.2/10
4. The Happy Time (1952) 5.5/10
5. Charade (1954) 5.5/10
6. El último caballo (1950) 7.5/10
7. The Naked Jungle (1954) 6/10
8. Seven Days to Noon (1950) 7/10
9. Le Mouton à cinq pattes (1954) 7/10

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