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Post by Traveller » May 4th, 2019, 5:45 pm

11. Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) - 9/10
Second new favorite already this month and challenge, almost back to back.
12. Taking Off (1971) - 8/10
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Post by weirdboy » May 4th, 2019, 5:47 pm

1. Nära livet AKA Brink of Life (1958) - Ingmar Bergman 6/20
2. Lenny (1974) - Bob Fosse 7/10
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956) - William Wyler 6/10

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Post by AB537 » May 5th, 2019, 12:30 am

1. Cosmpolis (David Cronenberg, 2012)
2. The Captive (Atom Egoyan, 2014)

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Post by sol » May 5th, 2019, 2:29 am

Max prefers bottlesShow
1. Pale Rider (1985)
2. Good Time (2017)
3. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
4. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)

5. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)

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The premise here certainly has potential for a tale of independence and banding together, yet the whole thing felt extremely episodic and aimless to me with little in the way of character growth. There are a couple of prejudiced whispering neighbours, but any difficulties that the characters have fitting in with the outside world largely remain in the backdrop. The film ends abruptly too, and what exactly the guitarist character with his opening and closing devil songs is meant to represent is entirely unclear. Liza Minnelli and Robert Moore certainly try their best though.
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Post by jeroeno » May 5th, 2019, 5:39 am

07. Cómicos (1954)

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Post by Traveller » May 5th, 2019, 12:25 pm

13. The Go-Between (1971) - 6/10
14. Lulu the Tool (1971) - 7/10
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Post by jeroeno » May 5th, 2019, 2:07 pm

08. Boot Polish (1954)

Which gave me bronze on National Film Archive of India 125 Great Indian Films :banana:

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Post by albajos » May 5th, 2019, 3:29 pm

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02. La escondida (1956) Mexico 11 checks [double]
03. Friendly Persuasion (1956) USA 3 official lists 694 checks [double]
04. The Beguiled (2017) USA 1 747 checks

Off. list progress:
+1 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or (59,3%)

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01. The Sun Shines Bright (1953) USA 4 official lists 379 checks [double]

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The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things - side competition in 2004

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Post by Traveller » May 5th, 2019, 4:50 pm

15. The Mattei Affair (1972) - 7/10
Splendid mix of documentary and fiction with a superb Volonte (loved him in Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion and Lulu the Tool already; a nice little triple feature of him for me in the last two days).
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Post by AB537 » May 5th, 2019, 8:49 pm

3. Mommy (Xavier Dolan, 2014)

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Post by 3eyes » May 6th, 2019, 2:01 am

2. BlacKkKlansman (18)
Might have more to say after I sleep on it, but I liked it a lot.
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May 4th, 2019, 6:29 am
I prefer a bottleShow
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2. Z (1969)
I watched this two days ago... oy. Great thriller - my only complaint is that the dialogue was a tad fast, which made it hard to keep up with subtitles. Regardless, it was a fascinating political thriller that taught me a bit about Greek history. Gripped my attention early and held it for the 2-hour runtime. Nice watch and happy to add it to my favorites list.
When it was playing in Oslo, a neighbor asked me if I'd seen "Set"? I was baffled until he started describing it... (Norwegian has no z sound, and ...)
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Post by sol » May 6th, 2019, 1:02 pm

Max prefers bottlesShow
1. Pale Rider (1985)
2. Good Time (2017)
3. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
4. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
5. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)

6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) REVISION

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Drug-induced fantasy and reality blur in this deliciously twisted film that is both nightmarish and incredibly funny. The combination of Johnny Depp's comic antics, Hunter S. Thompson's vibrant dialogue and Gilliam's bizarre visuals is absolutely flawless, with the sets melting and sometimes actors morphing right before our eyes as Depp scurries about like a hyperactive ant. There is also something fascinating in Gilliam's portrait of a reporter as clueless and unsure of what he is doing as the inexperienced GIs in Vietnam; certainly this is one of the more out-there takes on the controversial war.
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Post by sol » May 6th, 2019, 3:49 pm

Max prefers bottlesShow
1. Pale Rider (1985)
2. Good Time (2017)
3. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
4. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
5. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) REVISION

7. White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)

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The premise here brings to mind Francis Ford Coppola's Apocalypse Now woes, but the inspiration was actually John Huston's less infamous troubled shoot of The African Queen. Either way, the script offers interesting ruminations about "rules to art" and the commercial nature of such art. The film is an up and down, meandering ride with Eastwood's director character so readily avoiding filming to try to find himself while on location in Africa, but it is fascinating to see him play against type as fast-talking and loquacious, and the movie certainly concludes on a strong note.
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Post by Traveller » May 6th, 2019, 5:55 pm

16. The Hireling (1973) - 5/10
17. Raise Ravens (1976) - 8/10
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Post by 3eyes » May 7th, 2019, 12:43 am

3. The glass menagerie (87)
I'm sure Joanne Woodward was as good as everybody says but I couldn't stand her character. so enjoyed it more when she wasn't around. I liked John Malkovich better than I ever have, I think. Early T Williams which I've never read and had only seen as a most un-Williamsy Norwegian TV production. Subs would have helped here, but oh well.
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Post by cinephage » May 7th, 2019, 6:36 am

01. The Long Day Closes, by Terence Davies (1992) 8/10

Davies flips through an album of personal memories... A very beautiful film filled with nostalgia.

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Post by Tarris1 » May 7th, 2019, 10:14 am

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1. You Were Never Really Here (2017) 6/10
2. The Sun Shines Bright (1953) 8/10
3. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) 7/10
4. Jigokumon (1953) 7/10
5. Deux jours, une nuit (2014) 7/10
6. Une aussi longue absence (1961) 7/10
7. Da-reun na-ra-e-seo (2012) 5/10
8. Cría cuervos (1976) 8/10

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Post by sol » May 7th, 2019, 12:43 pm

Max prefers bottlesShow
1. Pale Rider (1985)
2. Good Time (2017)
3. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
4. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
5. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) REVISION
7. White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)

8. The Long Riders (1980)

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Walter Hill's movie about Jesse James and his associates gets off to a solid, action-packed start. Alas, the pacing soon slows downs with more time dedicated to the outlaws' romantic flings and them letting off steam. The characters are pretty interchangeable too, plus James Keach lacks charisma in the Jesse James role. Things pick towards the end with an exciting shootout that includes horses driven through glass windows (see above) but the most interesting part of the James legend (his death) is left until the final five minutes and the overload of Peckinpah style slow-mo got on my nerves.
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Post by flavo5000 » May 7th, 2019, 3:07 pm

1. Friendly Persuasion (1956)
2. The Pumpkin Eater (1964)
3. Vizi privati, pubbliche virtù (1976)
4. Woyzeck (1979)
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Post by maxwelldeux » May 7th, 2019, 4:49 pm

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1. A Taste of Cherry (1997)
2. Z (1969)
3. The Salesman (2016)
More comments in the Iran thread, but damn this was good.

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Post by Traveller » May 7th, 2019, 5:43 pm

18. Padre Padrone (1977) - 6/10
19. The Shout (1978) - 5/10
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Post by hurluberlu » May 7th, 2019, 7:03 pm

1. The Wild Pear Tree / Ahlat Agaci (Nuri Bilge Ceylan, 2018) 7-
#JeSuisCharlie Liberté, Liberté chérie !

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Post by weirdboy » May 8th, 2019, 2:30 am

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1. Nära livet AKA Brink of Life (1958) - Ingmar Bergman 6/10
2. Lenny (1974) - Bob Fosse 7/10
3. Friendly Persuasion (1956) - William Wyler 6/10
4. La escondida AKA The Hidden One (1956) - Roberto Gavaldon 6/10
5. The Homesman (2014) - Tommy Lee Jones 7/10
6. The Beguiled (2017) - Sofia Coppola

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Post by AB537 » May 8th, 2019, 3:11 am

4. Room at the Top (Jack Clayton, 1959)

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Post by sol » May 8th, 2019, 11:32 am

CarnageShow
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2. Good Time (2017)
3. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
4. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
5. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) REVISION
7. White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)
8. The Long Riders (1980)

9. The Homesman (2014)

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The first quarter of The Homesman does not flow too well with Jones using convoluted flashbacks similar to those that plagued his earlier Three Burials; it is also over 35 minutes in before we meet the women driven mad by the isolation of frontier life. The women themselves are fascinating though as the film explores an element of western life rarely depicted on film. The parallels between the insane women and the heroine are interesting too and an unexpected plot turn renders the final 45 minutes even more enticing with Jones getting a real chance to flex his acting muscles.
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Post by sol » May 8th, 2019, 11:37 am

FWIW:



Though I have also found some videos that contradict this. :/ I dunno, that's how I have always heard the city/festival pronounced. :unsure: More similar to "carnage" than cans that can be kicked or cans that can be used instead of bottles. Unavoidably a lot of "cans" in that sentence. :blink:
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Post by Traveller » May 8th, 2019, 5:42 pm

20. Bye Bye Monkey (1978) - 5/10
21. Les annees lumiere (1981) - 7/10
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Post by jdidaco » May 8th, 2019, 10:23 pm

(Screenshots from three of the best from this lot - 'Pierwszy dzien wolnosci', 'Último encuentro' (Antonio Gades (l) ) & 'Lotte in Weimar' ),

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11. Carambolages (Carom Shots, Marcel Bluwal, 1963) 8.5/10
12. Pierwszy dzien wolnosci (The First Day of Freedom, Aleksander Ford, 1964) 9/10
13. El juego de la oca (Snakes and Ladders, Manuel Summers, 1965) 8/10
14. Último encuentro (The Last Meeting, Antonio Eceiza, 1967) 9/10

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15. Polowanie na muchy (Hunting Flies, Andrzej Wajda, 1969) 7.5/10
16. Michael Kohlhaas - Der Rebell (Man on Horseback, Volker Schlöndorff, 1969) 7.5/10
17. Malatesta (Peter Lilienthal, 1970) 9/10
18. Le bateau sur l'herbe (The Boat on the Grass, Gérard Brach, 1971) 8/10
19. Les arpenteurs (The Surveyors, Michel Soutter, 1972) 8.5/10
20. Lotte in Weimar (Egon Günther, 1975) 9/10

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1. Il relitto/To hameno kormi (The Wastrel, Michael Cacoyannis, 1961) 8/10
2. Les abysses (The Depths, Nikos Papatakis, 1963) 9/10
3. Los pianos mecánicos (The Uninhibited, Juan Antonio Bardem, 1965) 8/10
4. Feldobott kö (The Upthrown Stone, Sándor Sára, 1969) 9.5/10
5. Matzor (Siege, Gilberto Tofano, 1969) 9/10
6. The Buttercup Chain (Robert Ellis Miller, 1970) 9/10
7. Loot (Silvio Narizzano, 1970) 8/10
8. Il était une fois dans l'est (Once Upon a Time in the East, André Brassard, 1974) 7.5/10
9. Budapesti mesék (Budapest Tales, István Szabó, 1977) 7/10
10. Kravgi gynaikon/A Dream of Passion (Jules Dassin, 1978) 7/10

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Post by albajos » May 9th, 2019, 12:22 pm

6th
05. Jeremiah Johnson (1972) USA 1 988 checks [double]

Off. list progress:
+1 Cannes Film Festival - Palme d'Or (59,3%)

So Many Cannon films were sold at CannesShow
01. The Sun Shines Bright (1953) USA 4 official lists 379 checks [double]
02. La escondida (1956) Mexico 11 checks [double]
03. Friendly Persuasion (1956) USA 3 official lists 694 checks [double]
04. The Beguiled (2017) USA 1 747 checks

bonus
The Heart Is Deceitful Above All Things - side competition in 2004

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Post by sol » May 9th, 2019, 1:16 pm

In a world in which nobody KAHN pronounce CannesShow
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4. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
5. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) REVISION
7. White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)
8. The Long Riders (1980)
9. The Homesman (2014)

10. The Nickel Ride (1974)

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A slow burn drama starring Jason Miller. The Exorcist star is superb if very young for such a jaded character and the second half is pretty solid here once paranoia takes its hold with Miller memorably pulling over his car at night, ready to shoot someone who never turns up. There is also an intense scene in which he discovers dirty footprints in his holiday home. The first half film is far less interesting though with much more talk than action. The second half is really good though, and Bo Hopkins is excellent throughout as a suspicious cowboy assigned to Miller as a protégé (see above).
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Post by Tarris1 » May 9th, 2019, 2:41 pm

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1. You Were Never Really Here (2017) 6/10
2. The Sun Shines Bright (1953) 8/10
3. Inside Llewyn Davis (2013) 7/10
4. Jigokumon (1953) 7/10
5. Deux jours, une nuit (2014) 7/10
6. Une aussi longue absence (1961) 7/10
7. Da-reun na-ra-e-seo (2012) 5/10
8. Cría cuervos (1976) 8/10
9. Manbiki kazoku (2018) 8/10
10. Miracolo a Milano (1951) 7/10

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Post by Traveller » May 9th, 2019, 5:50 pm

22. Man of Iron (1981) - 7/10
23. Missing (1982) - 7/10
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Post by jeroeno » May 9th, 2019, 6:11 pm

09. Rester vertical (2016)
10. L'ora di religione (Il sorriso di mia madre) (2002)
11. The Bachelor Party (1957)

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Post by AB537 » May 10th, 2019, 3:10 am

5. Lord of the Flies (Peter Brook, 1963)
6. Hets - Torment (Alf Sjoberg, 1944) - Palme d'Or winner

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Post by Traveller » May 10th, 2019, 4:53 am

24. Night of the Shooting Stars (1982) - 6/10
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Post by sebby » May 10th, 2019, 8:21 am

01 jigukumon - 4.5/10
02 the beguiled - 4.5/10
03 Geu-hu - 8/10

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01 jigukumon - 4.5/10
02 the beguiled - 4.5/10
03 Geu-hu - 8/10

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Post by sol » May 10th, 2019, 1:21 pm

In a world in which nobody KAHN pronounce CannesShow
1. Pale Rider (1985)
2. Good Time (2017)
3. The Sun Shines Bright (1953)
4. The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada (2005)
5. Tell Me That You Love Me, Junie Moon (1970)
6. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (1998) REVISION
7. White Hunter, Black Heart (1990)
8. The Long Riders (1980)
9. The Homesman (2014)
10. The Nickel Ride (1974)

11. Sons and Lovers (1960)

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BAFTA nominated Wendy Hiller is superb as the protagonist's overbearing mother here and Heather Sears is very endearing as his neglected girlfriend - though the film fails to paint her as just as manipulative as Hiller. In fact, I found lead actor Dean Stockwell is rather dislikeable here with his treatment of Sears, plus his constant giving up on his dreams and weird infatuation with his mother. Even with a not-so-likeable protagonist, the film still packed a punch for me though with its intimate look at child-parent tension - and the Oscar winning shadowy cinematography is lovely.
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Post by sol » May 10th, 2019, 1:22 pm

Not that I blame you if you're short on time, max - but I do really like your trademark weekly stats. :thumbsup:
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Post by maxwelldeux » May 10th, 2019, 4:40 pm

sol wrote:
May 10th, 2019, 1:22 pm
Not that I blame you if you're short on time, max - but I do really like your trademark weekly stats. :thumbsup:
Yeah, I don't have the time this month, sorry. Even my film watching is way down. :down:

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Post by OldAle1 » May 10th, 2019, 5:31 pm

1. Pale Rider (Clint Eastwood, 1985) (re-watch)

Nothing like a nice piece of hickory. Third or fourth viewing. Clint's third (discounting the more modern Bronco Billy and Honkytonk Man for the moment) western as director-star is not only heavily influenced by Shane, but also by his own first directorial outing on horseback, High Plains Drifter. And probably several dozen other films as well - get off the "Shane rip-off/remake" meme guys, there are tons and tons of stranger-rides-into-town-takes-care-of-family-rides-away-again westerns, and not a couple that feature a quasi-mystical element. But it's really HPD that deserves most of the comparisons, the most obvious being that this is a kindler-gentler-PG-rated-Reagan-era revision, with the Hell-sent drifter in the earlier film being replaced by a Preacher, so-called, in this one. It's far from Clint's best hour and IMO is unquestionably the weakest of the westerns he directed - even if you include the pseudo examples I listed above, mostly because it is so damn generic, and it brings little new or interesting to the table. But it's certainly competently mounted, has a good secondary cast (Michael Moriarty, why didn't he become a bigger star? I just love him in this) and excellent production values on a small budget, with Bruce Surtees' photography showing off to best effect in the early-morning showdown at the finale, and Lennie Niehaus serving up a nice, low key score. And for those who claim Eastwood as a director has little or no style, I'd suggest a careful watch of this - certainly the visuals are vintage and typical Clint, with nearly all natural lighting, very dark interiors, smooth and unfussy editing and camera movement. Low key music as well. And the basic narrative third act is something we see over and over in his films, the main character walking away or dying when his own story is done, life going on a little less excitingly for the rest, and often more than a little mournfully, often a strong note of pessimism, life not really working out the way it's supposed to; often true not only in his westerns but in films like The Bridges of Madison County and J. Edgar as well.

A note on the (US) BD: while the image and sound are fine - it's quite dark at times but as I mentioned, that's probably Clint's intention - this disc doesn't even have a fucking chapter index, it just starts right up and there's no menu to go to and access the film where you want to. Goddamn cheap stupid bastards.
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