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Crime Challenge (Official, March 2020)

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Post by Teproc » March 18th, 2020, 9:32 am

11. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978) - Embezzlement (I think that fits ?)

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1. The Invisible Man (Leigh Wannell, 2019) - Assault
2. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) - Espionnage
3. La fille au bracelet (Stéphane Demoustier, 2019) - Murder
4. The Transporter (Corey Yuen & Louis Leterrier, 2002) - Smuggling
5. Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944) - Theft
6. Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994) - Arson
7. Le doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville 1962) - Burglary
8. Le juge et l'assassin (Bertrand Tavernier, 1976) - Rape
9. Get the Gringo (Adrian Grunberg, 2012) - Extortion
10. Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
11. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978) - Embezzlement

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Post by sol » March 18th, 2020, 12:37 pm

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)

26. American Animals (2018)

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A fascinating documentary/narrative blend from Bart Layton. While none of the four individuals are as intriguing (or as oddly sympathetic) as the central figure of Layton's prior The Imposter, their meticulous planning definitely is and the whole thing is filmed with lots of style and flair. Particularly effective is Larton inserting brief reaction shots of the men staring down in silent contemplation as the actual heist is reenacted before our eyes.
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Post by frbrown » March 18th, 2020, 1:56 pm

12a. Columbo: The Most Crucial Game (1972)
12b. Johnny Staccato: Double Feature (1960)
12c. Johnny Staccato: The List of Death (1960)

Not as good as the previous batch of episodes

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1. The Dead Pool (1988) - 7/10 - Police Interrogation
2a. Moonlighting: Pilot (1985) - Theft/Larceny/Robbery
2b. Moonlighting: Gunfight at the So-So Corral (1985) - Attempted murder
3. Detective Conan 9: Strategy Above the Depths (2005) - 8.5/10 - Murder
4a. Moonlighting: Read the Mind... See the Movie (1985)
4a. Moonlighting: The Next Murder You Hear (1985)
4a. Moonlighting: Next Stop Murder (1985)
5. Strange Triangle (1946) - 7.5/10 - Embezzlement
6. Violated (1953) - 7.5/10 - Arrest
7. Without Honor (1949) - 7.5/10
8. The Mask (1994) - 7/10 - Fingerprints
9a. Moonlighting: The Murder's in the Mail (1985) - Espionage
9b. Columbo: Étude in Black (1972)
10. Kindergarten Cop (1990) - 6.5/10 - Police Brutality
11a. Columbo: The Greenhouse Jungle (1972)
11b. Johnny Staccato: The Only Witness (1960)
11c. Johnny Staccato: Night of Jeopardy (1960) - Counterfeiting
12a. Columbo: The Most Crucial Game (1972)
12b. Johnny Staccato: Double Feature (1960)
12c. Johnny Staccato: The List of Death (1960)

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Post by OldAle1 » March 18th, 2020, 3:25 pm

Crime BabyShow

1. Talaash (Reema Kagti, 2012)
2. Siesta (Mary Lambert, 1987) (re-watch)
3. Hero and the Terror (William Tannen, 1988)
4. Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn (Cathy Yan, 2020) (cinema)
5. Ride the Pink Horse (Robert Montgomery, 1947) (re-watch)
6. Baazi / High Stakes (Guru Dutt, 1951)
7. Talvar / Guilty (Meghna Gulzar, 2015)
8. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 2 - "The Dying Detective" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
9. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 3 - "The Golden Pince-Nez" (Peter Hammond, 1994)
10. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 4 - "The Red Circle" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)
11. Blue Steel (Kathryn Bigelow, 1990) (re-watch)
12. Wanda (Barbara Loden, 1970)
13. The Black Windmill (Don Siegel, 1974)
14. Jealousy (Gustav Machatý, 1945)
15. Andhadhum / The Blind Melody (Sriram Raghavan, 2018)
16. Street Corner (Muriel Box, 1953)
17. Eyewitness (Muriel Box, 1956)

Both of these films are on a couple of noir lists, which is how I came across them. Box was a British filmmaker - like Ida Lupino on the other side of the Atlantic, she specialized in social problem pictures dealing with women's issues and women protagonists, and like Lupino (during part of her directorial career) she had a producing partner in her husband, and wrote or co-wrote some of her screenplays. And like Lupino she is due I think for some re-evaluation and remembrance, though I can't say either of these films are on the level of Lupino's best.

Street Corner focuses on the women's police, and several stories - a couple of them related to each other in the end - involving women in trouble in one way or another. A young woman ditches her hubby and ends up with a gangster, who in turn becomes involved in a jewelry shop heist, and the wife of the jewelry shop owner begs the police for help when her husband refuses it; a woman in her 30s or so saves a young boy from drowning, but refuses any aid herself, prompting suspicion on the part of the cops, and revelations about two marriages and going AWOL from the army. I personally wouldn't call the film as a whole "noir", it's definitely a pro-police "just stay on the right side" sort of film, but it's fairly well done and nicely shot, and, being shot on location, there certainly are some good noir-like scenes of a city still recovering from the war, with vacant and desolate lots everywhere and buildings showing recent scars.

Eyewitness starts out great, and is more overall in the noir mode, though the second half's entirely hospital-set plot isn't nearly as interesting as the beginning, in which a young woman leaves her husband (as in the first film) because he's squandering their money, goes to the movies, sees a terrible crime being committed, then runs from the crooks and gets hit by a bus. The crooks - a fairly smooth but hard and nasty career criminal and a younger, mostly deaf amateur safe-cracker - are still around the cinema and want to see if the woman, who might identify them, is still alive, and when they find out she is spend the rest of the film trying to get at her in the hospital. This is about on the same level as the first film overall I think but certainly might have been more special had the hospital sequence not been so drawn out.

18. Mi vida loca (Allison Anders, 1993)

I've wanted to watch this for years because it features Salma Hayek's first film role - be warned that she's only in it for maybe 5 minutes, near the end. Anyway this is a pretty decent little drama with gang elements set in the Echo Park area of L.A., a mostly low-rent Hispanic neighborhood, at least at the time, and virtually all of the characters are supposed to be Chicano, though the whole film with only a few brief exceptions is in English. Mostly the story of two best friends/rivals, Mousie and Sad Girl, who both love the same guy, Ernesto, which for a while breaks up their friendship and is on the verge of making them fight each other when something tragic happens; the rest of the film explores other characters around this trio, with another tragic act of violence at the end. I think the film is making a statement about the place of Latinas in the male culture, and how fucked up this world of violence mostly committed by and for men is, but I can't say it's terribly interesting in it's social posture - better off really as an entertainment frankly, and as a visual portrait of this area of Los Angeles.

19. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 5 - "The Mazarin Stone" (Peter Hammond, 1994)
20. The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes - Episode 6 - "The Cardboard Box" (Sarah Hellings, 1994)

The last two episodes of this series of Holmes, and as it turned out, the last two in the Jeremy Brett sequence overall. It's been a real joy watching these over the last few years; I watched all but the last season-and-a-half with my mom, and wish she was here to enjoy these last two. Here's to you mom.

"The Mazarin Stone" is a pastiche made from two stories, the title one and "The Adventure of the Three Garridebs" and in this case it's fairly obvious that we have two disparate tales. Jeremy Brett's illness apparently is part of the reason for this and instead of Brett (who only appears for moments at the beginning and end) we have Charles Gray as his older brother Mycroft teaming up with Edward Hardwicke's Watson to solve both the disappearance of the eponymous diamond, and the problem of a young American apparently trying to put one over on two elderly spinsters and their brother, who happen to have the same name and apparently are about to inherit a large fortune. The reviews on this seem fairly negative but I thought it was reasonably well stitched together and I always love seeing Mycroft.

Better still though is the final episode, probably the best of the season and one of the best of the series as a whole - nice that it went out on a high note. A Christmas-set story like the first season's "The Blue Carbuncle", this features a trio of sisters - one has disappeared and another is blamed for that disappearance by the third. When a couple of severed ears - from different heads - turn up at the third sister's house as a Christmas gift, she - and Holmes and Watson - fear murder. Was it the tenant harshly kicked out of the house, or the husband of the missing woman, or someone or something else? What I like most in this is the way in which our sympathies are turned between the sisters - and the potential murderers; very skillfully done.

21. The Third Secret (Charles Crichton, 1964)

Fox Movie Channel - wow, two scores inside a week on this channel! I guess being home all the time is making me pay a little more attention to what's on. Unfortunately in this case despite the director, cinematographer (Douglas Slocombe, most famous now for the first three Indiana Jones films, here working in b/w Cinemascope) and some terrific actors including Jack Hawkins, Richard Attenborough and Judi Dench in a small early role, it's much ado about nothing. This is another film mis-labelled noir in some sources but I'd call it a psychological thriller, involving an American TV host (played by Irish actor Stephen Boyd) investigating the death of his analyst, an apparent suicide whose 14-year-old daughter (Pamela Franklin) is convinced was in fact murdered. It plays out like a police procedural in many ways, with Boyd going around and interviewing various other patients of the dead doctor; and given that the daughter is convinced that it was in fact a patient who was responsible, we have to wonder about Boyd himself. It's all fairly obvious in the end and not that suspenseful, and Boyd isn't that compelling a presence and doesn't lift it up enough. Attenborough is, not surprisingly, the best thing about this as an art dealer and would-be-painter.

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Post by hurluberlu » March 18th, 2020, 7:33 pm

16. The Wire S3Ep10: Reformation (Christine Moore, 2004) 7+
The Wire S3Ep11: Middle Ground (Joe Chappelle, 2004) 8
17. The Wire S3Ep12: Mission Accomplished (Ernest R. Dickerson, 2004) 7+
The Wire S4Ep1: Boys of Summer (Joe Chappelle, 2005) 7

Criminal recordShow
1. The Last Run (Richard Fleischer, John Huston) 7+
2. Paulette (Jérôme Enrico, 2012) 6-
3. 22 Bullets / L'immortel (Richard Berry, 2010) 6+
4. Wind River (Taylor Sheridan, 2017) 7-
5. The Accountant (Gavin O'Connor, 2016) 7-
6. Odd Job / Un petit boulot (Pascal Chaumeil, 2016) 7-
7. He Died with His Eyes Open / On ne meurt que deux fois (Jacques Deray, 1985) 7-
8. John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (Chad Stahelski, 2019) 5-
9. Awaara (Raj Kapoor, 1951) 8
10. Quick Change (Howard Franklin, Bill Murray, 1990) 6+
11. Gangsta / Patser (Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah, 2018) 6
12. Straight Time (Ulu Grosbard, Dustin Hoffman, 1978) 5+
13. Deep Crimson (Arturo Ripstein, 1996) 6-
14. American Made (Doug Liman, 2017) 6
15. The Outfit (John Flynn, 1973) 6+
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Post by Teproc » March 18th, 2020, 10:48 pm

12. The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer, 1958) - Attempted Murder
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1. The Invisible Man (Leigh Wannell, 2019) - Assault
2. The Lady Vanishes (Alfred Hitchcock, 1938) - Espionnage
3. La fille au bracelet (Stéphane Demoustier, 2019) - Murder
4. The Transporter (Corey Yuen & Louis Leterrier, 2002) - Smuggling
5. Gaslight (George Cukor, 1944) - Theft
6. Speed (Jan de Bont, 1994) - Arson
7. Le doulos (Jean-Pierre Melville 1962) - Burglary
8. Le juge et l'assassin (Bertrand Tavernier, 1976) - Rape
9. Get the Gringo (Adrian Grunberg, 2012) - Extortion
10. Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962)
11. Days of Heaven (Terrence Malick, 1978) - Embezzlement
12. The Defiant Ones (Stanley Kramer, 1958) - Attempted Murder

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Post by AB537 » March 19th, 2020, 12:51 am

41. I Wake Up Screaming (H. Bruce Humberstone, 1941) 6.5/10

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Post by cinephage » March 19th, 2020, 7:32 am

11. The Phenix City Story, by Phil Karlson (1955) 9/10 - Fraud

A great noir about a fight against corruption spread in an entire city...

12. Odds against Tomorrow, by Robert Wise (1959) 7/10

A solid thriller, where Robert Ryan's racist character turns against his own ally, played by Harry Bellafonte. I loved the style of that movie.
smooth criminals (10)Show
01. Drishyam, by Nishikant Kamat (2015) 7/10 - Obstruction of Justice
02. Un assassin qui passe, by Michel Vianney (1981) 5,5/10 - Attempted Murder
03. Happy New Year, by Farah Kahn (2017) 7/10 - Theft
04. Black Angel, by Roy William Neill (1946) 7,5/10 - Murder
05. Sono yo no tsuma, by Yasujiro Ozu (1930) 8/10 - Arrest
06. The Rise and Fall of Legs Diamond, by Bud Boetticher (1960) 7/10 - Smuggling
07. City of God, by Lijo Jose Pellissery (2011) 7,5/10 - Embezzlement
08. Boyz n the Hood, by John Singleton (1991) 8/10 - Drug Use
09. The Intruder, de Deon Taylor (2018) 2/10 - Burglary
10. Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da, by Nuri Bilge Ceylan (2011) 9/10 - Police Interrogation
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Post by jeroeno » March 19th, 2020, 8:14 am

19. Bacalaureat (2016)
20. The Steel Jungle (1956)

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » March 19th, 2020, 12:28 pm

17. La polizia ha le mani legate [Killer Cop] (1975, Luciano Ercoli) : 6.2 - A less action heavy poliziotteschi with an unusual intellectual detective in the lead. - BC#1 Drug Dealing
18. Willie Dynamite (1974, Gilbert Moses): 5.5 - This Blaxploitation about the lives of a pimp tries to have its cake and eat it too by combining a crime doesn't pay plot while also still sympathizing or even glorifying the pimp life. Some see this as a satire on either the Blaxploitation genre itself or American capitalist society as a whole, but that's stretching it far in my view. Great costumes tho, like OldAle said a time ago. - BC#1 Drug Use
19. The Fortune (1975, Mike Nichols): 5.5 - To avoid the Mann Act, which forbids the transportation of women across stateliness for immoral purposes, a guy (Beatty) lets another guy (Nicholson) marry his girlfriend so they can move to the West-Coast, arriving there the married couple lives together and trouble ensues... This was made with an massive unfinished script without an ending, which results in an aimless plot. On top of that the movie has the same underlying theme that Nichols also explored in previous movies like Carnal Knowledge; men treating a woman as an object, which results in Stockard Channing's character being a non-character and both male unlikeable. Making this a movie that despite its screwball dialogues, a funny Jack Nicholson and well-designed 1920s setting is hard to invest in. - BC#1 Embezzlement
Crime movies do payShow
1. Guilty Bystander (1950, Joseph Lerner): 6.8
2. The Snorkel (1958, Guy Green): 5.8
3. Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence): 7.5
4. The Wild One (1953, Laslo Benedek) : 7.0
5. Maniac (1963, Michael Carreras): 6.8
6. Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn): 4.5
7. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967, Roger Corman): 7.2
8. The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce): 7.5
9. 10 Rillington Place (1971, Richard Fleischer): 7.2
10. The New Centurions (1972, Richard Fleischer): 7.2
11. Milano trema - la polizia vuole giustizia [The Violent Professionals] (1973, Sergio Martino): 5.5
12. The Deadly Affair (1966, Sidney Lumet): 6.8
13. The Anderson Tapes (1971, Sidney Lumet): 6.8
14. The Offence (1972, Sidney Lumet): 7.0
15. The Stone Killer (1973, Michael Winner): 7.0 -
16. Il cittadino si ribella [Street Law] (1974, Enzo G. Castellari): 6.2
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime WaveShow
Murder - The Snorkel (1958, Guy Green):
Attempted murder - Maniac (1963, Michael Carreras):
Assault - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967, Roger Corman)
Involuntary manslaughter - The Wild One (1953, Laslo Benedek)
Burglary - The Anderson Tapes (1971, Sidney Lumet)
Theft/Larceny/Robbery - Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence)
Rape
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail - Il cittadino si ribella [Street Law] (1974, Enzo G. Castellari)
Bribery
Embezzlement -The Fortune (1975, Mike Nichols)
Extortion - Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn)
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing - La polizia ha le mani legate [Killer Cop] (1975, Luciano Ercoli)
Drug Use - Willie Dynamite (1974, Gilbert Moses):
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling - Guilty Bystander (1950, Joseph Lerner)
Espionage -The Deadly Affair (1966, Sidney Lumet)
Treason -Milano trema - la polizia vuole giustizia [The Violent Professionals] (1973, Sergio Martino)
Obstruction of Justice (jury tampering, witness tampering, destruction of evidence, making false statements to police)
Bonus Challenge #2 - Law and OrderShow
Police Raid (an attempt by police to enter a private area/home/business by surprise)
Police Interrogation - The Stone Killer (1973, Michael Winner)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest - The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce)
Police Brutality - The Offence (1972, Sidney Lumet)
Police Academy - The New Centurions (1972, Richard Fleischer)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment - 10 Rillington Place (1971, Richard Fleischer)
Miranda Warning

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Post by peeptoad » March 19th, 2020, 12:47 pm

15. Baise moi (2000) Rape Me 6*
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*rewatch
1. Monster (2003) 7*
2. Tropa de Elite (2007) Elite Squad 8
3. Polytechnique (2009) 6
4. Vice Squad (1982) 8*
5. Kiss the Girls (1997) 7
6. Spenser Confidential (2020) 4
7. Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988) A Short Film About Killing 9
8. Goodfellas (1990) 10*
9. Hard Candy (2005) 6
10. Stripped to Kill (1987) 7
11. Fear City (1984) 5
12. La nuit des traqués (1959) The Night of the Hunted 8
13. The Krays (1990) 7
14. Targets (1968) 9*

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Post by flavo5000 » March 19th, 2020, 1:02 pm

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24. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)

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25. #Horror (2015)

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26. Ardh Satya (1983) Crime: Bribery

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27. Scarlet Diva (2000) Crime: Rape

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28. Riri Shushu no subete a.k.a. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

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29. Bhoot (2003)
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1. Rumble Fish (1983) Crime: Assault
2. Fakira (1976) Crime: Kidnapping
3. Malcolm (1986) Crime: Theft/Larceny/Robbery
4. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 (2012) Crime: Murder
5. Gangs of Wasseypur PArt 2 (2012) Crime: Attempted Murder
6. Rock All Night (1957)
7. James Bond 777 (1971)
8. The Polka King (2017) Crime: Fraud
9. Agneepath (2012) Crime: Drug Use (and lots of other stuff)
10. Clickbait (2019) Crime: Computer Crimes
11. Baabarr (2009)
12. Dhoom 2 (2006) Crime: Burglary
13. Zhigrana (2015)
14. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
15. Don (1978) Crime: Blackmail
16. Guns Akimbo (2019) Crime: Bribery
17. Kahaani (2012) Crime: Obstruction of Justice
18. The Hunt (2019) Crime: Smuggling
19. Ai-naki mori de sakebe a.k.a. The Forest of Love (2019) Crime: Involuntary manslaughter
20. Talaash (2012)
21. Find Me Guilty (2006) Crime: Perjury
22. Pizza (2012)
23. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Crime: Extortion
24. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
25. #Horror (2015)
26. Ardh Satya (1983) Crime: Bribery
27. Scarlet Diva (2000) Crime: Rape
28. Riri Shushu no subete a.k.a. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
29. Bhoot (2003)

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Post by sol » March 19th, 2020, 1:57 pm

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)

27. Andhadhun (2018)

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Loaded with several twists and turns, little can be said about the plot here without ruining a fresh experience, but the film really places the concept of human decency in question, weaving a tapestry of morally conflicted characters, some of whom act less honorably than others. There are several suspenseful moments as the protagonist's life comes in danger and as things spiral increasingly out of control. Hitchcockian stuff. Great ending too.
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Post by maxwelldeux » March 19th, 2020, 11:01 pm

No thanks - I want to get paidShow
1. Serpico (1973) BC1 - Bribery
2. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: A Shock to the System (2020) - BC1 - Involuntary Manslaughter
3. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Evil in this Courtroom (2020) BC2: Opening Statement
4. Andhadhun (2018) BC1: Blackmail
5. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Failure at All Levels (2020) BC1: Assault
6. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) BC1: Smuggling
7. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Death has Got Him by the Hand (2020) BC2: Trial
8. The Trials of Gabrial Fernandez: Improper Regard or Indifference (2020) BC2: Testimony
9. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Gabriel's Voice (2020) BC2: Capital Punishment
10. Pierrot le Fou (1965) BC1: Murder
11. Boys Don't Cry (1999) BC1: Rape
12. Busty Cops (2004) BC2: Police Interrogation
13. Drive (2011) BC1: Theft
14. King of New York (1990) BC1: Drug Dealing
15. Captive: Prison Riot, USA (2016) BC2: Plea Bargain
16. Captive: Cola Kidnap, Brazil (2016) BC1: Kidnapping
17. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) BC2: Finger prints
18. Captive: Taken at Sea, Somalia (2016) BC1: Extortion
19. Donnie Brasco (1997) BC1: Attempted Murder
20. Police Academy (1984) BC2: Police Academy
I hadn't actually seen this before... seemed appropriate to watch this for BC2.

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Post by jdidaco » March 20th, 2020, 1:42 am

(Screenshots from 'The Todd Killings' & 'Savage Streets'),

"Police Officer: Do you have relations with men?
Skipper Todd: I try not to. But sometimes there’s a guy who’s really sweet… it’s so easy. We’re both men… we both know where it’s at..."

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21. Trotacalles (Streetwalker, Matilde Landeta, 1951) 8/10
22. Street Corner (Muriel Box, 1953) 7/10
23. Der Hund von Blackwood Castle (The Monster of Blackwood Castle, Alfred Vohrer, 1968) 7/10
24. Perfect Friday (Peter Hall, 1970) 7.5/10
25. The Todd Killings (Barry Shear, 1971) 9/10
26. Ein Unbekannter rechnet ab/Ten Little Indians (Peter Collinson, 1974) 7/10
27. Mikey and Nicky (Elaine May, 1976) 9/10 (RV)
28. Kiez (Walter Bockmayer & Rolf Bührmann, 1983) 8/10
29. Savage Streets (Danny Steinmann & Tom DeSimone, 1984) 7.5/10
30. Tenement (Roberta Findlay, 1985) 7/10
31. The Kill-Off (Maggie Greenwald, 1989) 8/10

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1. The Glass Key (Frank Tuttle, 1935) 8/10
2. King of Alcatraz (Robert Florey, 1938) 8/10
3. Danger Signal (Robert Florey, 1945) 7.5/10
4. The Brighton Strangler (Max Nosseck, 1945) 7.5/10
5. Dillinger (Max Nosseck, 1945) 8/10
6. The Lady Confesses (Sam Newfield, 1945) 7.5/10
7. Apology for Murder (Sam Newfield, 1945) 7/10
8. Two O'Clock Courage (Anthony Mann, 1945) 7/10
9. The Great Flamarion (Anthony Mann, 1945) 7.5/10
10. The Spider (Robert D. Webb, 1945) 7/10
11. Strange Illusion (Edgar G. Ulmer, 1945) 8/10 (RV)
12. Via Mala (Josef von Báky, 1945) 7.5/10
13. Der Rest ist Schweigen (The Rest Is Silence, Helmut Käutner, 1959) 8/10
14. Die Tote von Beverly Hills (Dead Woman from Beverly Hills, Michael Pfleghar, 1964) 8.5/10
15. The Honey Pot (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1967) 8/10
16. Sleuth (Joseph L. Mankiewicz, 1972) 8/10 (RV)
17. The Super Cops (Gordon Parks, 1974) 8/10
18. Freebie and the Bean (Richard Rush, 1974) 8.5/10
19. Law and Disorder (Ivan Passer, 1974) 8/10
20. Silver Bears (Ivan Passer, 1977) 7.5/10

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Post by AB537 » March 20th, 2020, 3:26 am

42. The Breaking Point (Michael Curtiz, 1950) 7/10 - Smuggling

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » March 20th, 2020, 11:33 am

20. Hitch Hike to Hell (1977, Irvin Berwick): 6.5 - A typical exploitation grindhouse movie about a laundry delivery guy who rapes and murders hitchhikers, when they tell him they are runaways and don't love their mommy. With the murderer being a smothered mamma's boy the influences of Psycho are evident (the final scene is a direct rip-off). Contrary to normal in such sleazy grindhouse movies the rapes and murders aren't shown for kicks and thrills, which result in a fitting but unusual anticlimactic climax. (Or maybe I'm just reading too much into choices made by budgetary constraints.) - BC#1 Rape
Crime movies do payShow
1. Guilty Bystander (1950, Joseph Lerner): 6.8
2. The Snorkel (1958, Guy Green): 5.8
3. Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence): 7.5
4. The Wild One (1953, Laslo Benedek) : 7.0
5. Maniac (1963, Michael Carreras): 6.8
6. Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn): 4.5
7. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967, Roger Corman): 7.2
8. The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce): 7.5
9. 10 Rillington Place (1971, Richard Fleischer): 7.2
10. The New Centurions (1972, Richard Fleischer): 7.2
11. Milano trema - la polizia vuole giustizia [The Violent Professionals] (1973, Sergio Martino): 5.5
12. The Deadly Affair (1966, Sidney Lumet): 6.8
13. The Anderson Tapes (1971, Sidney Lumet): 6.8
14. The Offence (1972, Sidney Lumet): 7.0
15. The Stone Killer (1973, Michael Winner): 7.0 -
16. Il cittadino si ribella [Street Law] (1974, Enzo G. Castellari): 6.2
17. La polizia ha le mani legate [Killer Cop] (1975, Luciano Ercoli) : 6.2
18. Willie Dynamite (1974, Gilbert Moses): 5.5
19. The Fortune (1975, Mike Nichols): 5.5
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime WaveShow
Murder - The Snorkel (1958, Guy Green):
Attempted murder - Maniac (1963, Michael Carreras):
Assault - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967, Roger Corman)
Involuntary manslaughter - The Wild One (1953, Laslo Benedek)
Burglary - The Anderson Tapes (1971, Sidney Lumet)
Theft/Larceny/Robbery - Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence)
Rape -Hitch Hike to Hell (1977, Irvin Berwick)
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail - Il cittadino si ribella [Street Law] (1974, Enzo G. Castellari)
Bribery
Embezzlement -The Fortune (1975, Mike Nichols)
Extortion - Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn)
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing - La polizia ha le mani legate [Killer Cop] (1975, Luciano Ercoli)
Drug Use - Willie Dynamite (1974, Gilbert Moses):
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling - Guilty Bystander (1950, Joseph Lerner)
Espionage -The Deadly Affair (1966, Sidney Lumet)
Treason -Milano trema - la polizia vuole giustizia [The Violent Professionals] (1973, Sergio Martino)
Obstruction of Justice (jury tampering, witness tampering, destruction of evidence, making false statements to police)
Bonus Challenge #2 - Law and OrderShow
Police Raid (an attempt by police to enter a private area/home/business by surprise)
Police Interrogation - The Stone Killer (1973, Michael Winner)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest - The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce)
Police Brutality - The Offence (1972, Sidney Lumet)
Police Academy - The New Centurions (1972, Richard Fleischer)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment - 10 Rillington Place (1971, Richard Fleischer)
Miranda Warning

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Post by blueboybob » March 20th, 2020, 11:54 am

22. Leak 2000 (2000)

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Post by Obgeoff » March 20th, 2020, 12:38 pm

4. Shoah (1985, Lanzmann) 10
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Post by flavo5000 » March 20th, 2020, 1:16 pm

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30. Crazy Bitches (2014)

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31. État de siège a.k.a. State of Siege (1972) Crime: Treason

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32. Poison Ivy II (1996)

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33. Chhal (2002)
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1. Rumble Fish (1983) Crime: Assault
2. Fakira (1976) Crime: Kidnapping
3. Malcolm (1986) Crime: Theft/Larceny/Robbery
4. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 (2012) Crime: Murder
5. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 (2012) Crime: Attempted Murder
6. Rock All Night (1957)
7. James Bond 777 (1971)
8. The Polka King (2017) Crime: Fraud
9. Agneepath (2012) Crime: Drug Use (and lots of other stuff)
10. Clickbait (2019) Crime: Computer Crimes
11. Baabarr (2009)
12. Dhoom 2 (2006) Crime: Burglary
13. Zhigrana (2015)
14. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
15. Don (1978) Crime: Blackmail
16. Guns Akimbo (2019) Crime: Bribery
17. Kahaani (2012) Crime: Obstruction of Justice
18. The Hunt (2019) Crime: Smuggling
19. Ai-naki mori de sakebe a.k.a. The Forest of Love (2019) Crime: Involuntary manslaughter
20. Talaash (2012)
21. Find Me Guilty (2006) Crime: Perjury
22. Pizza (2012)
23. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Crime: Extortion
24. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
25. #Horror (2015)
26. Ardh Satya (1983) Crime: Bribery
27. Scarlet Diva (2000) Crime: Rape
28. Riri Shushu no subete a.k.a. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
29. Bhoot (2003)
30. Crazy Bitches (2014)
31. État de siège a.k.a. State of Siege (1972) Crime: Treason
32. Poison Ivy II (1996)
33. Chhal (2002)

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Post by sol » March 20th, 2020, 3:26 pm

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)

28. Suburbicon (2017)

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This film taps into many trademark Coen themes with sardonic coincidences and characters undone by their greed, though this is not nearly as funny or polished as the average Coen outing. The film pivots between being about a home invasion, the persecution of a new African American family in town, and communities that are not as idyllic as they appear with very jarring tonal shifts, but Oscar Isaac and a pre-Honey Boy Noah Jupe are at least superb.
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Post by blueboybob » March 20th, 2020, 8:49 pm

23. Motherland Hotel (1987)
24. Law of the Border (1966)
25. Violent Cop (1989)
26. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)

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Post by blocho » March 21st, 2020, 1:59 am

Summary: The First 20 Days

Welcome to a statistical summary of the challenge thus far. The next summary will come after the conclusion of the challenge. Let me add a shout out to those participants (sol, lonewolf, and oldale come to mind, among others) who include in their posts reactions to what they've watched.

Headline Stats
We have 28 participants thus far, with a cumulative total of 404 points. That works out to a mean score of 14.4 points and a median of 12 points. AB537 leads the main challenge with 42 points, followed closely by flavo5000 with 33 points and jdidaco with 31 points.

Bonus Challenge #1: Crime Wave
Flavo5000 is currently Public Enemy #1 with an incredible 18 crimes, followed by AB537 with 16 crimes. I'm starting to wonder whether anyone will complete all 24 crimes by the end of the month. There's still plenty of time. Theft and attempted murder are the most common crimes (12). Only one crime hasn't been committed: Tax evasion. Actually, I've already seen something with tax evasion, but I haven't posted it yet.

Bonus Challenge #2: Law and Order
After a slow start, the law-and-order crowd has arrived. Maxwelldeux is currently the top cop with 8 points, while AB537 is the Starsky to Max's Hutch with 7 points. Interrogation is the most common police action (8). No one has yet seen anything which featured a Miranda Warning. For those who don't know, this is the warning police give to suspects about their rights when they are arrested ("You have the right to remain silent ..."). If there's a non-American equivalent, you can use that.

Bonus Challenge #3: Blocho's Crime Block
Mochard is the leader in this challenge with 4 movies. Every movie has been seen once, except for Police Python 357.

Years
[NB: For these stats, I'm including miniseries episodes but not TV series episodes.] Participants have watched movies ranging from 1920 to 2020. The most popular movie year so far is 2019 with 20 points, while 2020 is second with 14 points. The median year is 1989. Here's the breakdown by decade:
1920s (2 points)
1930s (12 points)
1940s (30 points)
1950s (33 points)
1960s (28 points)
1970s (50 points)
1980s (39 points)
1990s (53 points)
2000s (31 points)
2010s (86 points)
2020s (14 points)

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Post by sol » March 21st, 2020, 2:03 am

blocho wrote:
March 21st, 2020, 1:59 am
Let me add a shout out to those participants (sol, lonewolf, and oldale come to mind, among others) who include in their posts reactions to what they've watched.
Thanks for the mention. That's really quite an important aspect to me whenever I participate in a Challenge. I'm much more likely to use what others have seen as recommendations if they have said something intriguing or interesting about a given movie.
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Post by Mochard » March 21st, 2020, 4:41 am

15. Le professionnel (1981 ) - 7/10 - Treason

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Pretty decent French crime thriller.

Crime PaysShow
1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
3. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
4. Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
5. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10
6. Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
7. Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10
8. Smart Money (1931) - 7/10
9. Le journal d'une femme de chambre (1964) - 7.5/10
10. Mannen på taket (1976) - 7/10
11. Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960) - 6/10
12. Vor (1997) - 7/10
13. Hell is a City (1997) - 7.5/10
14. Murder by Death (1976 ) - 4/10
15. Le professionnel (1981 ) - 7/10
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime Wave - 11 of 24Show
Murder - Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
Attempted murder - Murder by Death (1976 ) - 4/10
Assault (inflicting unwanted physical harm on another person) - Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
Involuntary manslaughter (killing another person through negligence, such as drunk driving) - Smart Money (1931) - 7/10
Burglary (Breaking into a residence or business) - Vor (1997) - 7/10
Theft/Larceny/Robbery (Taking someone else's property) - Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10
Rape - Le journal d'une femme de chambre (1964) - 7.5/10
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail - Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960)
Bribery - Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
Embezzlement
Extortion
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing (manufacture and/or sale)
Drug Use (illegal consumption)
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling (illegal transport of drugs, weapons, jewels, or people across borders)
Espionage
Treason - Le professionnel (1981 ) - 7/10
Obstruction of Justice - Mannen på taket (1976) - 7/10
Bonus Challenge #2 - Law and Order - 0 of 15Show
Police Raid (an attempt by police to enter a private area/home/business by surprise)
Police Interrogation (of suspects or witnesses)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest
Police Brutality
Police Academy (including training or graduation)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment
Miranda Warning
Bonus Challenge #3 - Blocho's Crime Block - 4 of 6Show
1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
3. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10
4. Hell is a City (1997) - 7.5/10

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Post by Knaldskalle » March 21st, 2020, 5:29 am

2. Parasite (Bong Joon Ho, 2019). I guess most people here have already seen it. It was really good, loved the visuals on top of the layered plot. Plenty of crime to go around.
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1. The Designated Victim (Lucidi, 1971)
2. Parasite (Bong Joon Ho, 2019)
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Post by sol » March 21st, 2020, 7:21 am

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)
28. Suburbicon (2017)

29. The Whole Truth (2015)

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The plot of this courtroom drama has some curious and unexpected developments in its second half, but it is hard not wonder whether the story would have been juicier with such information revealed earlier on, and with on/off mournful narration from Keanu Reeves throughout, the whole thing feels surprisingly languid for a movie about a young man whose livelihood is on the line. Gabriel Basso is good as the withdrawn teen though. Jim Belushi too.
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Post by jeroeno » March 21st, 2020, 8:15 am

21. Hak se wui (2005)
22. Dead Again (1991)

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Post by sol » March 21st, 2020, 10:02 am

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)
28. Suburbicon (2017)
29. The Whole Truth (2015)

30. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

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The first half-hour here is a bit of a chore to get through with formulaic loneliness and lovesickness stuff and Kevin James embarrassing himself at every opportunity. Things improve once a hostage situation develops with the unarmed James finding different ways to get one-up on the more nimble baddies. There is, however, still a lot of groan-inducing humour at the expense of his weight and the thrills are cut short by unrelenting goofy comedy.
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Post by Straka » March 21st, 2020, 12:23 pm

1. Caluga o Menta (1990)
2. Matar a Jesús (2017)
3-4. Puerta 7 (2020) TV/Netflix-series, 8 episodes ~40 min/ep. - The series attempts to explore football hooliganism in Argentina. However, the band of hooligans is more like a traditional gang that runs the specific neighbourhood that houses the football club. Interesting angle to start a show from, but the execution is a rather standard gang crime story.
5-7. Elite (Season 3, 2020) TV/Netflix-series, 8 episodes ~50 min/ep.
8. Raising Arizona (1987)

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Post by flavo5000 » March 21st, 2020, 12:34 pm

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34. Stripped to Kill (1987)

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35. Hatsukoi a.k.a. First Love (2019)
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1. Rumble Fish (1983) Crime: Assault
2. Fakira (1976) Crime: Kidnapping
3. Malcolm (1986) Crime: Theft/Larceny/Robbery
4. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 1 (2012) Crime: Murder
5. Gangs of Wasseypur Part 2 (2012) Crime: Attempted Murder
6. Rock All Night (1957)
7. James Bond 777 (1971)
8. The Polka King (2017) Crime: Fraud
9. Agneepath (2012) Crime: Drug Use (and lots of other stuff)
10. Clickbait (2019) Crime: Computer Crimes
11. Baabarr (2009)
12. Dhoom 2 (2006) Crime: Burglary
13. Zhigrana (2015)
14. Brawl in Cell Block 99 (2017)
15. Don (1978) Crime: Blackmail
16. Guns Akimbo (2019) Crime: Bribery
17. Kahaani (2012) Crime: Obstruction of Justice
18. The Hunt (2019) Crime: Smuggling
19. Ai-naki mori de sakebe a.k.a. The Forest of Love (2019) Crime: Involuntary manslaughter
20. Talaash (2012)
21. Find Me Guilty (2006) Crime: Perjury
22. Pizza (2012)
23. Birds of Prey (And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn) (2020) Crime: Extortion
24. Beverly Hills Cop II (1987)
25. #Horror (2015)
26. Ardh Satya (1983) Crime: Bribery
27. Scarlet Diva (2000) Crime: Rape
28. Riri Shushu no subete a.k.a. All About Lily Chou-Chou (2001)
29. Bhoot (2003)
30. Crazy Bitches (2014)
31. État de siège a.k.a. State of Siege (1972) Crime: Treason
32. Poison Ivy II (1996)
33. Chhal (2002)
34. Stripped to Kill (1987)
35. Hatsukoi a.k.a. First Love (2019)

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Post by AB537 » March 21st, 2020, 1:33 pm

43. The Collector (William Wyler, 1965) 7.5/10 - Kidnapping
44. The Mask of Dimitrios (Jean Negulesco, 1944) 7.5/10 - Espionage

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Post by sol » March 21st, 2020, 2:39 pm

Crimes and MisdemeanorsShow
1. Hustlers (2019)
2. Uncut Gems (2019)
3. Logan Lucky (2017)
4. Analyze This (1999)
5. Double Impact (1991)
6. Death Warrant (1990)
7. Terminal Island (1973)
8. The Equalizer 2 (2018)
9. Turner & Hooch (1989)
10. The Gravy Train (1974)
11. Mr. & Mrs. Smith (2005)
12. Striking Distance (1993)
13. Beware the Slenderman (2016)
14. Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye (1950)
15. King of New York (1990)
16. Double Jeopardy (1999)
17. The Exterminator (1980)
18. The Big Bird Cage (1972)
19. Queen & Slim (2019)
20. Fear City (1984)
21. The Mechanic (1972)
22. One for the Money (2012)
23. Conspiracy Theory (1997)
24. Monkey Business (1998)
25. Salaam Bombay! (1988)
26. American Animals (2018)
27. Andhadhun (2018)
28. Suburbicon (2017)
29. The Whole Truth (2015)
30. Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009)

31. Dirty Mary Crazy Larry (1974)

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While he is left off the title, Adam Roarke comes off best here as the more subdued and methodical robber, and the brazen hostage situation that they engineer to give themselves access to a supermarket safe is riveting. The vast majority of the film is spent on their escape though, which is sadly less engaging, full of tiresome banter between the title characters amid sporadic chase scenes - but the film is topped off by a pretty terrific ending.
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Post by peeptoad » March 21st, 2020, 4:03 pm

16. Needful Things (1993) 6
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1. Monster (2003) 7*
2. Tropa de Elite (2007) Elite Squad 8
3. Polytechnique (2009) 6
4. Vice Squad (1982) 8*
5. Kiss the Girls (1997) 7
6. Spenser Confidential (2020) 4
7. Krótki film o zabijaniu (1988) A Short Film About Killing 9
8. Goodfellas (1990) 10*
9. Hard Candy (2005) 6
10. Stripped to Kill (1987) 7
11. Fear City (1984) 5
12. La nuit des traqués (1959) The Night of the Hunted 8
13. The Krays (1990) 7
14. Targets (1968) 9*
15. Baise moi (2000) Rape Me 6*

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Post by Lonewolf2003 » March 21st, 2020, 6:34 pm

I'm making a little detour to Japan for some good ol' gritty Yakuza "fun".

21. Gendai yakuza: hito-kiri yota [Street Mobster] (1972, Kinji Fukasaku): 7.2 - A pivotal movie in Fukasaku's career and the development of yakuza genre in which he turns away from the more romanticized portrayal of criminals as chivalrous characters normal in the 1960s to his realistic depiction of them as violent, greedy and self-centered. The movie is highly energetic moving on a frantic pace which is enhanced by the camera work including a lot of dutch angles. Meanwhile Bunta Sugawara moves through the movie as a force of nature.
22. Kenkei tai soshiki boryoku [Cops vs. Thugs] (1975, Kinji Fukasaku): 7.0 - If you understand that the "vs." in the English title is not to be taken as an confrontation between the two but as an comparison, you know that this movie deals with corrupt cops and greedy but humanized yakuzas and is about the thin line separating those two in Japanese post-war society. Like always in a Fukasaku movie there is no simplistic black-and-white, only different scales of grey. On top of all that thematically ambiguity the movie also is a thrilling entertaining ride. - BC#1 Bribery
23. Doberuman deka [Doberman Cop] (1977, Kinji Fukasaku): 6.5 - We leave the gritty realistic yakuza movies for some lighter manga-based entertainment with an asskicking Sonny Chiba wielding a Dirty Harry inspired .44 Magnum. The quirky comedy about a country bumpkin cop being a fish out of the water in the big city clashes tonally with the gritty crime aspect of the movie at times. - BC#1 Arson
Crime movies do payShow
1. Guilty Bystander (1950, Joseph Lerner): 6.8
2. The Snorkel (1958, Guy Green): 5.8
3. Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence): 7.5
4. The Wild One (1953, Laslo Benedek) : 7.0
5. Maniac (1963, Michael Carreras): 6.8
6. Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn): 4.5
7. The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967, Roger Corman): 7.2
8. The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce): 7.5
9. 10 Rillington Place (1971, Richard Fleischer): 7.2
10. The New Centurions (1972, Richard Fleischer): 7.2
11. Milano trema - la polizia vuole giustizia [The Violent Professionals] (1973, Sergio Martino): 5.5
12. The Deadly Affair (1966, Sidney Lumet): 6.8
13. The Anderson Tapes (1971, Sidney Lumet): 6.8
14. The Offence (1972, Sidney Lumet): 7.0
15. The Stone Killer (1973, Michael Winner): 7.0 -
16. Il cittadino si ribella [Street Law] (1974, Enzo G. Castellari): 6.2
17. La polizia ha le mani legate [Killer Cop] (1975, Luciano Ercoli) : 6.2
18. Willie Dynamite (1974, Gilbert Moses): 5.5
19. The Fortune (1975, Mike Nichols): 5.5
20. Hitch Hike to Hell (1977, Irvin Berwick): 6.5
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime WaveShow
Murder - The Snorkel (1958, Guy Green):
Attempted murder - Maniac (1963, Michael Carreras):
Assault - The St. Valentine's Day Massacre (1967, Roger Corman)
Involuntary manslaughter - The Wild One (1953, Laslo Benedek)
Burglary - The Anderson Tapes (1971, Sidney Lumet)
Theft/Larceny/Robbery - Cash on Demand (1961, Quentin Lawrence)
Rape -Hitch Hike to Hell (1977, Irvin Berwick)
Kidnapping
Arson - Doberuman deka [Doberman Cop] (1977, Kinji Fukasaku)
Blackmail - Il cittadino si ribella [Street Law] (1974, Enzo G. Castellari)
Bribery - Kenkei tai soshiki boryoku [Cops vs. Thugs] (1975, Kinji Fukasaku)
Embezzlement -The Fortune (1975, Mike Nichols)
Extortion - Mickey One (1965, Arthur Penn)
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing - La polizia ha le mani legate [Killer Cop] (1975, Luciano Ercoli)
Drug Use - Willie Dynamite (1974, Gilbert Moses):
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling - Guilty Bystander (1950, Joseph Lerner)
Espionage -The Deadly Affair (1966, Sidney Lumet)
Treason -Milano trema - la polizia vuole giustizia [The Violent Professionals] (1973, Sergio Martino)
Obstruction of Justice (jury tampering, witness tampering, destruction of evidence, making false statements to police)
Bonus Challenge #2 - Law and OrderShow
Police Raid (an attempt by police to enter a private area/home/business by surprise)
Police Interrogation - The Stone Killer (1973, Michael Winner)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest - The Incident (1967, Larry Peerce)
Police Brutality - The Offence (1972, Sidney Lumet)
Police Academy - The New Centurions (1972, Richard Fleischer)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment - 10 Rillington Place (1971, Richard Fleischer)
Miranda Warning

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#276

Post by Mochard » March 21st, 2020, 6:51 pm

16. American Me (1992 ) - 7/10 - Blocho's Crime Block

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I wasn't sure if I would like this or not. It was a little slow in places but I do enjoy Biography's for the most part and this one seemed to get better as it went along.

Crime PaysShow
1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
3. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
4. Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
5. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10
6. Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
7. Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10
8. Smart Money (1931) - 7/10
9. Le journal d'une femme de chambre (1964) - 7.5/10
10. Mannen på taket (1976) - 7/10
11. Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960) - 6/10
12. Vor (1997) - 7/10
13. Hell is a City (1997) - 7.5/10
14. Murder by Death (1976 ) - 4/10
15. Le professionnel (1981 ) - 7/10
16. American Me (1992 ) - 7/10
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime Wave - 11 of 24Show
Murder - Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
Attempted murder - Murder by Death (1976 ) - 4/10
Assault (inflicting unwanted physical harm on another person) - Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
Involuntary manslaughter (killing another person through negligence, such as drunk driving) - Smart Money (1931) - 7/10
Burglary (Breaking into a residence or business) - Vor (1997) - 7/10
Theft/Larceny/Robbery (Taking someone else's property) - Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10
Rape - Le journal d'une femme de chambre (1964) - 7.5/10
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail - Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960)
Bribery - Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
Embezzlement
Extortion
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing (manufacture and/or sale)
Drug Use (illegal consumption)
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling (illegal transport of drugs, weapons, jewels, or people across borders)
Espionage
Treason - Le professionnel (1981 ) - 7/10
Obstruction of Justice - Mannen på taket (1976) - 7/10
Bonus Challenge #2 - Law and Order - 0 of 15Show
Police Raid (an attempt by police to enter a private area/home/business by surprise)
Police Interrogation (of suspects or witnesses)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest
Police Brutality
Police Academy (including training or graduation)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment
Miranda Warning
Bonus Challenge #3 - Blocho's Crime Block - 5 of 6Show
1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
3. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10
4. Hell is a City (1997) - 7.5/10
5. American Me (1992 ) - 7/10

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Post by maxwelldeux » March 21st, 2020, 10:21 pm

No thanks - I want to get paidShow
1. Serpico (1973) BC1 - Bribery
2. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: A Shock to the System (2020) - BC1 - Involuntary Manslaughter
3. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Evil in this Courtroom (2020) BC2: Opening Statement
4. Andhadhun (2018) BC1: Blackmail
5. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Failure at All Levels (2020) BC1: Assault
6. Lone Wolf McQuade (1983) BC1: Smuggling
7. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Death has Got Him by the Hand (2020) BC2: Trial
8. The Trials of Gabrial Fernandez: Improper Regard or Indifference (2020) BC2: Testimony
9. The Trials of Gabriel Fernandez: Gabriel's Voice (2020) BC2: Capital Punishment
10. Pierrot le Fou (1965) BC1: Murder
11. Boys Don't Cry (1999) BC1: Rape
12. Busty Cops (2004) BC2: Police Interrogation
13. Drive (2011) BC1: Theft
14. King of New York (1990) BC1: Drug Dealing
15. Captive: Prison Riot, USA (2016) BC2: Plea Bargain
16. Captive: Cola Kidnap, Brazil (2016) BC1: Kidnapping
17. The Lavender Hill Mob (1951) BC2: Finger prints
18. Captive: Taken at Sea, Somalia (2016) BC1: Extortion
19. Donnie Brasco (1997) BC1: Attempted Murder
20. Police Academy (1984) BC2: Police Academy
21. Heir to an Execution (2004) BC1: Treason
I figure if I'm going to watch something for Treason, why not a documentary about the last two people (i.e., the Rosenbergs) who were convicted of and put to death for Treason in the US? Even more interesting was the fact that it was directed by their granddaughter. The doc itself was very personal and surprisingly emotional, especially with scenes from her father who was recounting his memories of his parents in jail, before the trial, and the aftermath. Some interesting investigations too. As a film, it was uneven, but an interesting watch nonetheless.

22-25. TV (485m)
Making a Murderer Part 2: Words and Words Only (2018, 67m) BC2: DNA
Making a Murderer Part 2: A Legal Miracle (2018, 65m)
Making a Murderer Part 2: Welcome to Wisconsin (2018, 57m)
Making a Murderer Part 2: What + Why = Who (2018, 64m)
The Rookie: Day of Death (2020, 42m) BC2: Police Raid
The Rookie: Now and Then (2020, 42m) BC2: Arrest
Making a Murderer Part 2: Everything Takes Time (2018, 64m)
The Rookie: Follow-Up Day (2020, 42m)
The Rookie: Casualties (2020, 42m) BC1: Counterfeiting

I have no idea why Making a Murderer is so popular... it's oppressively slow. The Rookie is only about one step removed from LAPD propaganda, but Nathan Fillion is pretty awesome.

Interestingly, I've probably watched at least half a dozen things with a Miranda warning in there, but have been choosing other crimes or L&O actions. I'll get there.

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Post by allisoncm » March 22nd, 2020, 2:01 am

SpoilerShow
1. Violence (1947) 5/10 Very dry, got a tad better toward the end.
2. A Vigilante (2018) 6/10
3. House of Games (1987) REWATCH 9/10 (first rating), not changing rating
4. Gokudô kuroshakai/Rainy Dog (1997) 6/10
5. The Imposter (2012) 9/10

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Post by Mochard » March 22nd, 2020, 2:04 am

17. Police Python 357 (1976) - 7/10 - Blocho's Crime Block

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Again I found this a little slow to get going but then it kicks in. I do enjoy a good French film and this was a good French film. All in all I enjoyed the 6 films recommended by Blocho.

Crime PaysShow
1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
3. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
4. Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
5. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10
6. Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
7. Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10
8. Smart Money (1931) - 7/10
9. Le journal d'une femme de chambre (1964) - 7.5/10
10. Mannen på taket (1976) - 7/10
11. Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960) - 6/10
12. Vor (1997) - 7/10
13. Hell is a City (1997) - 7.5/10
14. Murder by Death (1976 ) - 4/10
15. Le professionnel (1981 ) - 7/10
16. American Me (1992 ) - 7/10
17. Police Python 357 (1976) - 7/10
Bonus Challenge #1 - Crime Wave - 11 of 24Show
Murder - Blue Ruin (2013) - 7/10
Attempted murder - Murder by Death (1976 ) - 4/10
Assault (inflicting unwanted physical harm on another person) - Locked Up (2017) - 1.5/10
Involuntary manslaughter (killing another person through negligence, such as drunk driving) - Smart Money (1931) - 7/10
Burglary (Breaking into a residence or business) - Vor (1997) - 7/10
Theft/Larceny/Robbery (Taking someone else's property) - Outside the Law (1920) - 6.5/10
Rape - Le journal d'une femme de chambre (1964) - 7.5/10
Kidnapping
Arson
Blackmail - Warui yatsu hodo yoku nemuru (1960)
Bribery - Radio Patrol (1932) - 6/10
Embezzlement
Extortion
Fraud
Computer Crimes (like hacking)
Counterfeiting (currency or consumer goods)
Drug Dealing (manufacture and/or sale)
Drug Use (illegal consumption)
Perjury
Tax Evasion
Smuggling (illegal transport of drugs, weapons, jewels, or people across borders)
Espionage
Treason - Le professionnel (1981 ) - 7/10
Obstruction of Justice - Mannen på taket (1976) - 7/10
Bonus Challenge #2 - Law and Order - 0 of 15Show
Police Raid (an attempt by police to enter a private area/home/business by surprise)
Police Interrogation (of suspects or witnesses)
Fingerprints (dusting or analysis or identification or use in trial)
DNA (collection of evidence or analysis or use in trial)
Arrest
Police Brutality
Police Academy (including training or graduation)
Plea Bargain (a suspect agrees to plead guilty in return for a reduced charge)
Trial
Testimony (any statement by a witness during a criminal trial)
Opening Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Closing Statement (by prosecutor or defense attorney)
Conviction
Capital Punishment
Miranda Warning
Bonus Challenge #3 - Blocho's Crime Block - 6 of 6Show
1. Desert Fury (1947) - 6.5/10
2. Animal Factory (2000) - 6.5/10
3. Cry Danger (1951) - 7/10
4. Hell is a City (1997) - 7.5/10
5. American Me (1992 ) - 7/10
6. Police Python 357 (1976) - 7/10

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Post by AB537 » March 22nd, 2020, 3:06 am

45. The Professionals (Richard Brooks, 1966) 7.5/10
46. Guilty Bystander (Joseph Lerner, 1950) 6/10
47. Cidade de Deus - City of God (Meirelles/Lund, 2002) 10/10
48. Across 110th Street (Barry Shear, 1972) 6.5/10

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