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Revisiting Challenge

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Post by Kasparius » February 7th, 2013, 4:21 am

Revisit films that you love or hate.

Rules:

-The older the original watch, the better.
- The other usual rules about shorts, mini series, etc.. apply
- No New Watches
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Post by Kasparius » February 7th, 2013, 4:22 am

1. Beau Travail (1999) Claire Denis (10/10)

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I hadn't seen it since it came out in France in 1999. So I was around 16 and it kind of went over my head a little. This is one of the most fascinating films I've ever seen. A cinematic treasure.

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Post by mightysparks » February 7th, 2013, 4:27 am

Does it include films you feel sorta meh about? :whistling:
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Post by Kasparius » February 7th, 2013, 4:28 am

mightysparks on Feb 6 2013, 09:27:59 PM wrote:Does it include films you feel sorta meh about? :whistling:
It's all good (or bad) B)

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Post by Pain » February 7th, 2013, 8:27 am

Kasparius on Feb 6 2013, 09:21:00 PM wrote:- You cannot have seen the film for at least 5 years. The older the original watch, the better.
It's been exactly five years only since I began watching films seriously, and I don't want to revisit those films I watched at the beginning (Dark Knight, Shawshank etc...)

Maybe I'll join this after three years. :P

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Post by brokenface » February 7th, 2013, 1:43 pm

Nice idea, will encourage me to do some long-overdue rewatches

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Post by 3eyes » February 7th, 2013, 4:52 pm

What brokenface said.
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Post by brokenface » February 8th, 2013, 3:25 am

1. Bande à part (Godard, 1964) 9/10
Not 100% when I first saw it but I think it'd be 5 years+. Enjoyed it as much as before.

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Post by allisoncm » February 8th, 2013, 4:23 am

Not sure why it has to be more than 5 years, but okay.

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Post by allisoncm » February 8th, 2013, 9:50 pm

Will probably re-watch Broken Blossoms today. There's a clip I need to revisit. Might as well see the whole thing again, though.

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Post by brokenface » February 13th, 2013, 3:20 am

2. Enemy at the Gates (Annaud, 2001) 7/10
Not my choice, but I didn't mind rewatching, hadn't seen it since the cinema. I'd say it was one of the first war films I saw on big screen but the scene I most remembered (probably due to being 16 when I saw it) was Rachel Weisz turning up and joining Jude Law in his sleeping bag for some we-might-die-tomorrow action in a room full of sleeping soldiers. Think I've had a thing for her ever since this film. It's pretty ridiculous with the English Russians and American Germans and the Hollywoodization of Stalingrad, and Joseph Fiennes is awful, but it's quite entertaining and I'll forgive several failings for Rachel Weisz :wub:
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Post by 3eyes » February 27th, 2013, 4:37 am

1. Faust (Ger 26)

I don't remember when I saw this last, but I'm pretty sure it was on VHS - I only recognized a few glimmers from before. Marvelous example of German Impressionism. Schubert's "Gretchen am Spinnenrad" comes at the appropriate time in the soundtrack, which apparently is based on the original music.

I really do intend to do more rewatches, but other things keep getting in the way -- a couple of weeks since I signed up for this, finally got started....
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Post by Kasparius » February 27th, 2013, 4:45 am

I've been going through all my ratings to make a list for the 2013 favorite movie board thing. And there are so many movies I barely remember that I don't have any way to rank fairly. I will make myself a rewatch watchlist for dire cases.

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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » March 1st, 2013, 7:21 am

I've got a big list of movies I want to re-watch this year, inspired in large part by working through my top list and finding films that I feel I loved more than my rating implies, or conversely films I'm not sure will live up to that rating.

1. Dogma (1999) Old rating 10/10
I watched this a few times when I first got into movies. The first time I just thought it was funny. The second time I thought it was brilliant, this would have been about 2004. I was just starting to get into movies then, had seen a few classics but not much really.

Watched this again for the first time in 9 years or so a week ago and, it was still great. Not as great as it seemed back then, granted, but still an impressive achievement from Smith. Other than the occasionally slow pacing and having too much Jay and Silent Bob it's a film that meshes storytelling, dialogue and world crafting into varied and highly effective comedy. After some of Smith's recent output I was scared, but this was a reminder that yes, Smith was a capable director at one point.
New rating 9/10

2. Garden State (2004) Old rating 10/10 #53 and dropping
I remember watching this in 2004 when it came out and thinking it was the best film I had ever seen. It hit certain spots in me really hard and it was funny and relateable and made me cry. I watched it again in early 2005 soon after it came out on DVD when I was visiting my parents, so must have been during spring break and it affected me just as strongly the second time. Then, I got more into movies and I just never got around to watching it. At that time it was in my top 5 movies of all time. Then, as time went on it got pushed further and further down, in part because I've seen a ton of great movies since then, but also because it seemed less good in retrospect. Going into this viewing the film was sitting just outside my Top 50 and in danger of falling further, the only thing keeping it even as high as that was my remembering its effect on me at the time. As such it became one of those films I really felt needed a re-watch, but which I was afraid would lose its magic upon doing so.

So today, for some reason felt like the day. First thing I noticed was that, while I remembered most of the scenes, the order and pacing was different. I was relieved that the film was, at the least, well shot and acted, and while the writing seemed a little on the nose and some of the stylistic touches reeked of trying too hard, neither of those things really bothered me. It didn't hit me nearly as hard as it did back then, but I'm in a very different place in my life now, so that's to be expected. It was still funny, still charming, seemed like it would fall down my list a bit, but still be, if not in my top 100 then in my top 250. Then, about 20 minutes from the end it turned a corner, at the scene where they're yelling in the rain. Suddenly it all clicked with me just as it had 8 years ago, that feeling that while the film was imperfect, it connected with me on a visceral level somewhere. All that was left was the ending, something I remember being a let down for me. Yet as I watched it, it was completely changed. My perspective on life has changed, and as such not only had my evaluation of the ending, but my very interpretation of cause and effect for it. It's still imperfect, but for different reasons than I felt it was before, and unlike before I think it's a plus for the film, not a negative. In short, I watched the film with much more sophisticated eyes and a different perspective, and I still loved it. It's not going back up into my Top 10, I've just seen a few too many wonderful films for it to go that high, but it will get pushed back up into my Top 50. Judged entirely on my feelings for it now, instead of some muddled retrospective judgement on my ability to appraise films a decade ago.
New Rating 10/10 #37

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Post by VincentPrice » March 8th, 2013, 8:40 am

1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit-1988: A-

Original grade: C

Last watched: A long goddamn time, easily over 10 years.

No clue why I didn't care for it the first time, it's really fucking good.
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Post by Kasparius » March 10th, 2013, 7:26 pm

2. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (9/10) Pedro Almodóvar (old rating 5/10)

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3. Todo sobre mi madre (9/10) Pedro Almodóvar(old rating 7/10)

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4. Reservoir Dogs (1992) Quentin Tarantino (9/10) (old rating 10/10)

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I still love Reservoir Dogs, but there are a couple of scene that weren't as strong as the rest like the Mr. Orange flash backs. Still an incredible first film, brilliant and funny as hell.

5. Carne trémula (1997) Pedro Almodóvar (8/10) (old rating 9/10)

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It was the first film I liked from Almodovar when I saw it back in 1998.

6. Hable con ella (2002) Pedro Almodóvar (8.5/10) (old rating 10/10)

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Didn't love it as much this time, wasn't nearly as impressed or moved. But it's still a tremendously well done movie.

7. Volver (2006) Pedro Almodóvar (8.5/10) (old rating 7.5/10)

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Great acting and a wonderfully well told yarn that unfolds gracefully.

8. Pulp Fiction (1994) Quentin Tarantino (10/10) (old rating 10/10)

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I still think this is a masterpiece and incredibly funny, the only thing I didn't like this time around (but I never really did) was Maria De Medeiros' character, she is beyond annoying and slows the film down. I would edit that scene out so fast and reinstate the Monster Joe one. I think I'll blame Avary for that one, as he wrote most of that segment (which is otherwise great, the pawn shop scene is brilliant)

9. The Thing (1982) John Carpenter (10/10) (old rating (10/10)

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I think this film is flawless, the ambiance is second to none. Dean Cundey cinematography is masterful (especially in blu ray) and John Carpenter's direction is so brilliant and invisible that I could watch it a 1000 times and see new things every time and mostly I get to caught up in the film to pay attention to anything else. It might be the most perfect movie "villain" ever. Constantly mutating and more threatening, frightening and unpredictable each time. Also Kurt Russell is phenomenal here.
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1. Beau Travail (1999) Claire Denis (10/10) (old rating 6/10)
2. Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown (9/10) Pedro Almodóvar (old rating 5/10)
3. Todo sobre mi madre (9/10) Pedro Almodóvar(old rating 7/10)
4. Reservoir Dogs (1992) Quentin Tarantino (9/10) (old rating 10/10)
5. Carne trémula (1997) Pedro Almodóvar (8/10) (old rating 9/10)
6. Habla con ella (2002) Pedro Almodóvar (8.5/10) (old rating 10/10)
7. Volver (2006) Pedro Almodóvar (8.5/10) (old rating 7.5/10)
8. Pulp Fiction (1994) Quentin Tarantino (10/10) (old rating 10/10)
9. The Thing (1982) John Carpenter (10/10) (old rating (10/10)
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Post by 3eyes » March 11th, 2013, 4:43 am

2. Children of the Revolution (Oz 96)

I saw this in the 90s when it came out on VHS - I mainly remember the first part from before; it's still good fun and maybe I got more out of it after a couple Russian challenges. Judy Davis, Sam Neill, Geoffrey Rush, and F. Murray Abraham as Stalin.
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Post by VincentPrice » March 12th, 2013, 6:09 pm

2. Cry of the City-1948: B

Original grade: C

Last watched: Once again, no idea. At least 3 or 4 years though.

All I remember about it the first time was being pretty bored with it, I wasn't this time. Also love Victor Mature and Richard Conte.

3. Jurassic Park-1993: A+

Original grade: A+

Loved it the first time I saw it and have loved it the last 20-30 times I've seen it since.

4. Manhunter-1986: A+

Original grade: A+

Absolute love it still, one of the best films of the '80s and Cox will always be the best Hannibal Lecter to me.

5. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers-1988: B+

Original Grade: C+

A movie that many dismiss but shouldn't.
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1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit-1988: A-
2. Cry of the City-1948: B
3. Jurassic Park-1993: A+
4. Manhunter-1986: A+
5. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers-1988: B+
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Post by 3eyes » March 17th, 2013, 4:06 am

3. All the king's men (49)
I honestly don't remember seeing this, but I seem to have checked it. Could have been decades ago.
Anyway, having seen Carlyle Floyd's opera Willie Stark for the musicals challenge last month, I then read the novel and then needed to watch this. Very true to the spirit of the novel, I thought. I feel no desire to see the 2006 version with Sean Penn and the ubiquitous Anthony Hopkins (when is he going to play Mother Teresa?).
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1. Faust (Ger 26)
2. Children of the Revolution (Oz 96)
3. All the king's men (49)
I appreciate this challenge being there. Somehow when I watch a movie I like to report it on some challenge or other, if I can find one that fits. And it gives me a needed impetus to do more rewatches.
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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » March 17th, 2013, 4:10 am

Just making a note here for future references for films on my list that I haven't seen in 5-6 years.
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The Lives of Others
The Big Lebowski
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
City of God
Memento
Der Untergang
Pan's Labyrinth
Let the Right One In
Lawrence of Arabia
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Se7en
Oldboy
Brazil

Low Ratings First:
Sweet Movie
Zodiac
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Post by brokenface » March 17th, 2013, 4:18 am

3. Laura (Preminger, 1944) 8/10

I do like it a lot, but maybe not quite as good as I remember it, gone from 9->8. Story has some flaws which are hidden by twists (less effective when you know them) & mood. Best thing is definitely the dialogue - particularly Waldo Lydecker & his barbs, still one of my favourite characters in noir - the atmosphere and how beautiful Gene Tierney is. Never fails to confuse me when I see young Vincent Price in this. takes me half the film to recognise him.
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Post by funkybusiness » March 17th, 2013, 5:57 am

Good idea, Arthur. Maybe someone could convince me which one I should reconsider first.
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Blazing Saddles 7
No Country for Old Men 8
Serpico 6
To Live and Die in LA 6
Once Upon a Time in America 7
Jackie Brown 8
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Post by Kasparius » March 17th, 2013, 6:55 am

funkybusiness on Mar 16 2013, 11:57:16 PM wrote:Good idea, Arthur. Maybe someone could convince me which one I should reconsider first.
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Blazing Saddles 7
No Country for Old Men 8
Serpico 6
To Live and Die in LA 6
Once Upon a Time in America 7
Jackie Brown 8
Once Upon A Time in America is in my top 50 of all time and To Live and Die in L.A. is a huge favorite. Although big screens are really needed for both. Luckily I've seen them a few times each at the theater. Once I saw To Live and Die in L.A. in Paris introduced by Friedkin, Jeanne Moreau was sitting a few seats away from me (they used to be married) and Friedkin mentioned her at one point calling her the greatest French treasure :)

I love Blazing Saddles, but with humor you can never really tell who's going to like what.

I don't really care much for No Country, Serpico is good enough, but nothing special in my mind and I love Jackie Brown, particularly the last exchange between Forster and Grier and then the last two shots which might be the most moving moment in any Tarantino film.

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » March 17th, 2013, 6:09 pm

1. Memento

A very interesting plot and although it's very twist dependent at least they're mostly great twists. Still, #26 on my list? Higher than Irreversible?! WTF WAS I THINKING

Score: 9 to 8
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The Big Lebowski
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
City of God
Memento 9 to 8 (26th to 293rd)
Der Untergang
Pan's Labyrinth
Let the Right One In
Lawrence of Arabia
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Se7en
Oldboy
Brazil

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Zodiac
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Post by HVM » March 19th, 2013, 3:24 pm

Nice, I can join since the rules have changed. :) I plan to re-watch critically acclaimed films I rated low as well as my favourites so I can make a list for next year's poll.

The films I've re-watched since this thread started:

1. Inglorious Basterds (2009) 7/10 (6/10, 2009)

The Basterds themselves are what's preventing me from rating this higher. Don't like that bunch.

2. The Searchers (1956) 6,5/10 (6/10, 2011)

Still don't see why this is lauded so much. The humor and love story didn't work at all and the motivation of JW's character was somewhat unfathomable.

3. Rio Bravo (1959) 8,5/10 (7/10, 2011)

Great atmosphere and pacing. The humor and love story worked for me. JW was really cool.

4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 7/10 (7/10, 2010)

Jimmy Stewart's voice/ accent really irked me this time.

5. Ai no korîda (1976) 4/10 (2/10, 2010)

Don't see why this is labeled as porn. Although at 105 minutes the penises clearly outstayed their welcome.

6. C'era una volta il West (1968) 8,5/10 (6/10, 2010)

Don't know why I rated it that low. Per qualche dollaro in più is still my nr.1, but this was really entertaining.

7. La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928) 6/10 (4,5/10, 2010)

Watching it with a score helped a lot, cinematography is awesome, but that Falconetti woman...
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Post by Pain » March 19th, 2013, 3:36 pm

Oh! Didn't know the rules have changed, I've rewatched a lot of Rossellini the past few days. Okay if I posted them?

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Post by Kasparius » March 19th, 2013, 3:44 pm

Pain on Mar 19 2013, 09:36:56 AM wrote:Oh! Didn't know the rules have changed, I've rewatched a lot of Rossellini the past few days. Okay if I posted them?
Post away, that five year rule was too constrictive.

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Post by 3eyes » March 20th, 2013, 3:37 am

4. Carlton-Browne of the F.O. (UK 59)
Saw this maybe 25 years ago - whenever it came out on VHS in the US. Found it better than I remembered; perhaps the first time I was expecting more Peter Sellars. This time I was annoyed by John Addison's score, though - too much musical "See what a comic fellow I am, I pray you laugh at me" stuff.
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Post by Pain » March 20th, 2013, 12:48 pm

The films I rewatched this month:

1. Roma, città aperta (1945) (5/5)
2. Paisà (1946) (3/5)
3. Germania anno zero (1948) (4/5)
4. Stromboli (1950) (3/5)
5. Europa '51 (1952) (4/5)

Between brackets are the old ratings, all have been upped to 5/5 now. Rossellini now is absolutely my favorite Italian director and would be among my top favorite filmmakers. I will rewatch Journey to Italy sometime soon as well, might start on Hitchcock next.

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Post by 3eyes » March 20th, 2013, 1:11 pm

I take it those ratings are an a scale of 5, Pain?
I too am glad to have discovered Rossellini in the last few years. Have seen the trilogy and have downloaded the other two from KG but haven't gotten to them yet.

I well remember the furor in my home town newspaper (no TV there yet) when the paparazzi (who were not paparazzi because this was pre-Fellini) got a picture of a pregnant Ingrid Bergman. Poor Dr Peter Lindstrom! Naturally our theaters wouldn't show Stromboli, but neither did they show any other foreign films, including British.
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Post by Pain » March 20th, 2013, 1:19 pm

3eyes on Mar 20 2013, 07:11:03 AM wrote:I take it those ratings are an a scale of 5, Pain?
Yes, I find the 5 scale rating system to be more practical the the 10.
3eyes on Mar 20 2013, 07:11:03 AM wrote:I well remember the furor in my home town newspaper (no TV there yet) when the paparazzi (who were not paparazzi because this was pre-Fellini) got a picture of a pregnant Ingrid Bergman. Poor Dr Peter Lindstrom! Naturally our theaters wouldn't show Stromboli, but neither did they show any other foreign films, including British.
Interesting story. :D

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » March 20th, 2013, 3:38 pm

2. Der Untergang

Very well acted, other than that nothing is terrible but nothing exceeds being average.

Score: 8 to 5
List Position: 181 to off
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The Lives of Others
The Big Lebowski
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
City of God
Memento 9 to 8 (26th to 293rd)
Der Untergang 8 to 5 (181st to N/A)
Pan's Labyrinth
Let the Right One In
Lawrence of Arabia
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Se7en
Oldboy
Brazil

Low(er) Ratings First:
Sweet Movie
Zodiac
The New World
Hana-bi
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Post by Kasparius » March 20th, 2013, 3:46 pm

ArthurYanthar on Mar 20 2013, 09:38:07 AM wrote:2. Der Untergang

Very well acted, other than that nothing is terrible but nothing exceeds being average.

Score: 8 to 5
List Position: 181 to off
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The Lives of Others
The Big Lebowski
Reservoir Dogs
Pulp Fiction
City of God
Memento 9 to 8 (26th to 293rd)
Der Untergang 8 to 5 (181st to N/A)
Pan's Labyrinth
Let the Right One In
Lawrence of Arabia
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Se7en
Oldboy
Brazil

Low Ratings First:
Sweet Movie
Zodiac
Der Fuhrer der better :thumbsup:

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Post by XxXApathy420XxX » March 20th, 2013, 3:48 pm

Also I couldn't stop thinking of that video WalterNeff made during that scene so I couldn't stop laughing.
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Post by HVM » March 20th, 2013, 5:41 pm

8. The Wild Bunch (1969) 6/10 (6/10, 2010)
9. Johnny Guitar (1954) 6,5/10 (7/10, 2011)
10. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) 8/10 (8/10, 2011)

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1. Inglorious Basterds (2009) 7/10 (6/10, 2009)
2. The Searchers (1956) 6,5/10 (6/10, 2011)
3. Rio Bravo (1959) 8,5/10 (7/10, 2011)
4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 7/10 (7/10, 2010)
5. Ai no korîda (1976) 4/10 (2/10, 2010)
6. C'era una volta il West (1968) 8,5/10 (6/10, 2010)
7. La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928) 6/10 (4,5/10, 2010)
8. The Wild Bunch (1969) 6/10 (6/10, 2010)
9. Johnny Guitar (1954) 6,5/10 (7/10, 2011)
10. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) 8/10 (8/10, 2011)
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Post by PeacefulAnarchy » March 24th, 2013, 12:02 am

3. The Lady Eve (1941) Old rating 9/10

I first watched this 6 years ago, it was my second Sturges film after being blown away by Sullivan's Travels, and I enjoyed it a lot, but at the time I don't think I really got all the nuance in the writing and I remember being annoyed by certain parts. It was still hilarious, of course, but I was still a bit resistant to the happy endings and use of luck and coincidence in his films. It wasn't until watching The Palm Beach Story a year later that it all clicked. Since then I've been meaning to watch The Lady Eve again, knowing it would improve, but unsure how much.

The answer is quite a bit, and it already started in pretty high standing. The first thing I noticed was that the first part in the boat, which I only remembered being a quick intro is half the film. This is a good thing, because it's easily the best part of the film. The writing is astounding, but it's the delivery and pacing that raises it from great to perfection. Every beat is right on the mark, every supporting character has the perfect amount of screentime, the close quarters of the boat give the scenes just enough structure to keep everything flowing beautifully, it's like a ballet of verbal sparring. A beautiful treat to watch. The second half feels a bit more cut up, a bit too concerned with the plot and not quite enough with the characters, but it still features plenty of great moments and the writing and the leads make sure it's still a ton of fun. Even the physical comedy, which often falls flat with me, worked here. I really need to re-watch more films.

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Post by VincentPrice » March 24th, 2013, 8:35 pm

6. April Fool's Day-1986

New Grade: B
Old Grade: Probably a C+

Slightly better than I remember it being, it's a fun Slasher with an ending that pisses off some people but didn't bother me the first time I saw it or this time either.
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1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit-1988: A-
2. Cry of the City-1948: B
3. Jurassic Park-1993: A+
4. Manhunter-1986: A+
5. Halloween 4: The Return of Michael Myers-1988: B+
6. April Fool's Day-1986: B

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Post by Pain » March 26th, 2013, 9:29 am

6. Viaggio in Italia (1954) 5/5

Damn! Every film I've rewatched for Rossellini turned out to be a masterpiece. One of the most misunderstood directors.

Now I'm done with Rossellini I decided to move to Hitchcock. :)

7. The Wrong Man (1956) Before 4/5 - Now 5/5
8. The Lady Vanishes (1938) Before 3/5 - Now 5/5

The Lady Vanishes is a film I've never got the love for the first time I watched it, now I feel like I watched a different film some years ago. What was I looking at? Watching that film was absolutely delightful.

The Wrong Man just got a small boost for being incredibly thrilling and well done.

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Post by HVM » March 26th, 2013, 9:37 am

11. Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari 7/10 (1920) (6/10, 2011)
12. Unforgiven (1992) 9/10 (6/10, 2010)
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1. Inglorious Basterds (2009) 7/10 (6/10, 2009)
2. The Searchers (1956) 6,5/10 (6/10, 2011)
3. Rio Bravo (1959) 8,5/10 (7/10, 2011)
4. The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962) 7/10 (7/10, 2010)
5. Ai no korîda (1976) 4/10 (2/10, 2010)
6. C'era una volta il West (1968) 8,5/10 (6/10, 2010)
7. La passion de Jeanne d'Arc (1928) 6/10 (4,5/10, 2010)
8. The Wild Bunch (1969) 6/10 (6/10, 2010)
9. Johnny Guitar (1954) 6,5/10 (7/10, 2011)
10. Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) 8/10 (8/10, 2011)
11. Das Kabinett des Doktor Caligari 7/10 (1920) (6/10, 2011)
12. Unforgiven (1992) 9/10 (6/10, 2010)
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Post by rokp » March 27th, 2013, 6:56 pm

1. Parada (2011) 4/10 (previous rating 4/10)
Just as shallow with cheap humor (some of it is hilarious though), awful characterization and bad plot development as on first watch. But since rights for homosexual people are hot issue around here and it was made in these times by the most acclaimed director in the region it has to be deep and everybody who doesn't like it is homophobe (I've actually been called that because I didn't like the film).

2. 12 Angry Men (1957) 8/10 (previous rating 9/10)
This was the first B&W film I loved, but I haven't seen it since. I don't see it as such masterpiece as I did then, but still awesome film.

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