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The Official Unofficial Challenge (november 2019)

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#161

Post by ryebass » November 10th, 2019, 10:17 pm

Ebbywebby wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 11:30 pm


I was "first to check." :) In fact, I think I imported the film from IMDb to ICM because it was missing.

Have you seen this yet? If not, you gotta.

http://www.ubu.com/film/eno_doc.html
Thanks for this! I learned more about Eno 'the man' in the first 5 minutes of this mini-doc, than in the entirety of the 2.5 hour documentary; there was a staleness without his voice present in the latter.

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#162

Post by ryebass » November 10th, 2019, 10:23 pm

7. The Chosen (1981) - 7/10

Love seeing Bobby Benson, so ubiquitous on American screens during this period. This is a decent, heartwarming friendship pic; a touching father/son tale as well. Solid performances by all and a fascinating twist on the more typical 'two kids from opposite sides of the tracks' story.
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1. Child's Play (1972) - 6/10
2. Death at a Funeral (2007) - 8.5/10
3. Another Woman (1988) - 8/10
4. Anti-Clock (1979) - 4/10
5. Carnage (2011) - 6.5/10
6. Brian Eno: 1971-1977 - The Man Who Fell to Earth (2012) - 6.5/10
7. The Chosen (1981) - 7/10

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#163

Post by Kublai Khan » November 10th, 2019, 11:56 pm

The unofficial huddled masses yearning to be watchedShow
1. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Edward Zwick-2016) USA 1,913 checks 22 favs
2. Now and Then (Lesli Linka Glatter-1995) USA 2,052 checks 154 favs (7.5%)
3. Piglet's Big Movie (Francis Glebas-2003) USA 948 checks 15 favs
4. Hang 'em High (Ted Post-1968) USA 1,648 checks 62 favs
5. Step Across the Border (Nicolas Humbert, Werner Penzel-1990) Switzerland, Germany 22 checks 4 favs (18.2%)
6. Freaky Friday (Mark Waters-2003) USA 18,461 checks 297 favs
7. Hollow in the Land (Scooter Corkle-2017) Canada 18 checks 0 favs
8. The Ice Pirates (Stewart Raffill-1984) USA 344 checks 11 favs
9. Limitless (Neil Burger-2011) USA 25,589 checks 1,376 favs (5.4%)
10. Meari to majo no hana {aka Mary and the Witch's Flower} (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New-2017) Japan 542 checks 19 favs
11. Gun for a Coward (Abner Biberman-1957) USA 23 checks 0 favs
12. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Mike Mitchell-2019) Denmark, Norway, Australia, USA 1,207 checks 37 favs

13. Fist Fight (Richie Keen-2017) USA 682 checks 10 favs

Two teachers at a terrible school are on the path to an inevitable fist fight.

Does it belong on a list? Naw. Someone commented that it was a "generic US comedy" and boy does that description stick. I enjoyed everyone's performance, but I'm not likely to re-watch or recommend it.

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#164

Post by VincentPrice » November 11th, 2019, 1:03 am

13. The Big Picture-1989: 7/10
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1. Stuber-2019: 8/10
2. ...And Justice or All-1979: 7/10
3. Find the Blackmailer-1943: 8/10
4. The Pilgrim-2019: 8/10
5. The Great Gildersleeve-1942: 6/10
6. Congo-1995: 8/10 (rewatch)
7. Buzzard-2014: 8/10
8. Moon in Scorpio-1987: 3/10
9. Blood Crime-2002: 7/10
10. Gildersleeve's Bad Day-1943: 7/10
11. Santa Fe Trail-`940: 6/10
12. Rabid-2019: 8/10

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#165

Post by blocho » November 11th, 2019, 2:58 am

ryebass wrote:
November 10th, 2019, 10:23 pm
7. The Chosen (1981) - 7/10

Love seeing Bobby Benson, so ubiquitous on American screens during this period. This is a decent, heartwarming friendship pic; a touching father/son tale as well. Solid performances by all and a fascinating twist on the more typical 'two kids from opposite sides of the tracks' story.
That's such a weird coincidence. I also saw this today.

4. The Chosen (1981)
As the child of two immigrant Jews in New York, I found this novel struck a chord with me when I was a child. Twenty-five or so years after I read it, I can still remember most of the plot. I can't say that about most books I read when I was 9 years old. The movie is a decent, heartfelt, and faithful adaptation. Steiger nails it again with another character role.

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#166

Post by frbrown » November 11th, 2019, 4:08 am

32. The Story of Molly X (1949)
33. The Nickel Ride (1974)
34. Voici le temps des assassins... (1956)
35. The Judge (1949)
36. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
37. Joe MacBeth (1955)
38. F.B.I. Girl (1951)
39. Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)

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1. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
2. Daybreak (1948)
3. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
4. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)
5. Calling Homicide (1956)
6. The Bedroom Window (1987)
7. Cover Girl Killer (1959)
8. Heist (2001)
9. The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)
10. The Steel Jungle (1956)
11. I'll Get You for This (1951)
12. The Return of the Whistler (1948)
13. Iron Man (1951)
14. The Getaway (1994)
15. The Long Haul (1957)
16. Sealed Lips (1942)
17. The Lost Hours (1952)
18. Cry Wolf (1947)
19. Behind the High Wall (1956)
20. Chicago Syndicate (1955)
21. I, Jane Doe (1948)
22. Kiss of Death (1995)
23. I, the Jury (1982)
24. The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946)
25. Never Let Go (1960)
26. The Houston Story (1956)
27. Avant le deluge (1954)
28. Diary of a Hitman (1991)
29. Lust for Gold (1949)
30. Faces in the Dark (1960)
31. The Morning After (1986)
32. The Story of Molly X (1949)
33. The Nickel Ride (1974)
34. Voici le temps des assassins... (1956)
35. The Judge (1949)
36. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
37. Joe MacBeth (1955)
38. F.B.I. Girl (1951)
39. Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)

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#167

Post by maxwelldeux » November 11th, 2019, 4:30 am

What happens when an NFL ref gets fired?Show
1. Sneakers (1992)
2. Don't Think Twice (2016)
3. Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (2019)
4. The Hungover Games (2014)
You have to be into parodies - but this was actually really good. The parody aspect was brilliant - they nailed all the pop culture elements they were going after, including some great satire of The Hangover. And not to mention the amazing casting. So much fun.

5. David Cross: Oh Come On (2019)
Rewatch with Wife. Not as funny as his best specials, but some truly brilliant moments.

6. Bunny Yeager's Nude Las Vegas (1964)
This was a "documentary on nude photography" that only exists to be able to show boobs on screen in the early-to-mid '60s. Wife picked this out because of her interest in old Las Vegas. And despite how terrible the film was, it had some of the best and most realistic shots of old Las Vegas we've seen in film.

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#168

Post by jeroeno » November 11th, 2019, 5:37 am

21. Troost (2008)
22. Limbo (2019)

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#169

Post by allisoncm » November 11th, 2019, 7:57 am

albajos wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 12:01 pm
allisoncm wrote:
November 9th, 2019, 10:14 am
maxwelldeux wrote:
November 8th, 2019, 10:41 pm

Did I miss something? Where did you see that?
I don't know if it counts as TV since it's Netflix? And only series count (and the whole thing counts as 1 point).
If it is a series, like Live at the Apollo then it isn't eligible. If it's just a single special not connected to anything else, then go ahead.
okay, thanks.
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1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
2. Just Mercy 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
3. The King 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
4. Brain on Fire 2016, in 0 top lists 7/10
5. Fyre 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
6. Waves 2019, in 0 top lists 9/10
7. Falling Inn Love 2019, in 0 top lists 4/10
8. Gay Chorus Deep South 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
9. Love, Antosha 2019, in 0 top lists 10/10
10. Terminator: Dark Fate 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
11. Gemini Man 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
12. After Parkland 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
13. Marriage Story 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
14. Hai Phuong 2019 — a.k.a. Furie, in 0 top lists 6/10
15. Burning Cane 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
16. The Open House 2018, in 0 top lists 5/10
17. Deviant Love 2019, in 0 top lists 4/10
18. Let It Snow 2016, in 0 top lists 6/10
19. Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby 2019, in 0 top lists 9/10
20. Home Is Where the Killer Is 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
21. Christmas in the Wild 2019 — a.k.a. Holiday In The Wild, in 0 top lists 6/10
22. IO 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10

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#170

Post by zzzorf » November 11th, 2019, 8:44 am

SpoilerShow
1. Eli (2019) - 6/10
2. Jawbreaker (1999) - 4/10
3. The Marksman (2015) - 4/10
4. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) - 5/10
5. Five Feet Apart (2019) - 8/10
6. L'effrontée (1985) - 5/10
7. Un poison violent (2010) - 6/10

8. Cleopatra (1912) - 2/10

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#171

Post by Ebbywebby » November 11th, 2019, 8:48 am

2. Killing Zoe (1993)...I gotta admit that I thought it was an official check. It isn't.

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Post by cinephage » November 11th, 2019, 11:35 am

07. Il Traditore, by Marco Bellochio (2019) 8/10 - 62 Checks 7 Favorites 1 dislike

Great acting, great actor performances, and a solidly-documented story about the Mafia. A very good film.

08. Zombieland : Double tap, by Ruben Fleischer (2019) 5/10 - 330 Checks 16 Favorites 2 dislikes

Weak sequel... The jokes still work, but there is no energy, actors are just having fun joking with one another, the action is stupid and poorly handled...

09. Doctor Sleep, by Mike Flanahan (2019) 8,5/10 - 185 Checks 27 Favorites 2 dislikes

Already a favorite of mine. This fantastic tale is more dark urban fantasy than pure horror, and it works very well. The references to Shining work quite well, and never smother the movie.

10. Fyre, by Chris Smith (2019) 6/10 - 1295 Checks 38 Favorites 2 dislikes

Good subject for a doc...
They wouldn't recommend it, but... (06)Show
01. The Snorkel, by Guy Green (1958) 6,5/10 - 58 Checks 2 Favorites 0 dislikes
02. Eli, by Ciaran Foy (2019) 7/10 - 181 Checks 3 Favorites 4 dislikes
03. Baxter, by Jérome Boivin (1989) 8/10 - Rewatch * - 99 Checks 7 Favorites 1 dislike
04. Danger - Love at Work, by Otto Preminger (1937) 6/10 - 19 Checks 0 Favorites 0 dislikes
05. The Vikings, by Richard Fleischer (1958) 10/10 - 983 Checks 28 Favorites 11 dislikes
06. Burai: Hitokiri Gorô, by Keiichi Ozawa (1968) 7/10 - 15 Checks 0 Favorites 0 dislikes
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#173

Post by ororama » November 11th, 2019, 12:50 pm

5. Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2016) * 77 min.

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1. Isa Pa with Feelings (2019) * 102 min.
2. Jojo Rabbit (2019) * 108 min.
3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) * 119 min.
4. Last Christmas (2019) * 102 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 11th, 2019, 4:06 pm

ororama wrote:
November 11th, 2019, 12:50 pm
5. Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2016) * 77 min.
Is that as amazing as the title would suggest? :woot:

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Post by shugs » November 11th, 2019, 6:36 pm

11. Barney's Version (Richard J. Lewis, 2010) - 7/10
12. Primary Colors (Mike Nichols, 1998) - 8/10
13. You Don't Know Jack (Barry Levinson, 2010) - 8/10
14. Garbo Talks (Sidney Lumet, 1984) - 6/10
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1. Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019) - 9/10
2. Deathtrap (Sidney Lumet, 1982) - 7/10
3. The Art of Self-Defense (Riley Stearns, 2019) - 4/10
4. Batman: Hush (Justin Copeland, 2019) - 6/10
5. Superman/Batman: Public Enemies (Sam Liu, 2009) - 7/10
6. Superman/Batman: Apocalypse (Lauren Montgomery, 2010) - 6/10
7. Hannibal Buress: Comedy Camisado (Lance Bangs, 2016) - 7/10
8. Iliza: Elder Millennial (Steve Paley, 2018) - 8/10
9. The Golden Child (Michael Ritchie, 1986) - 3/10
10. La terza madre [Mother of Tears] (Dario Argento, 2007) - 4/10

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#176

Post by Kublai Khan » November 11th, 2019, 8:04 pm

The unofficial huddled masses yearning to be watchedShow
1. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Edward Zwick-2016) USA 1,913 checks 22 favs
2. Now and Then (Lesli Linka Glatter-1995) USA 2,052 checks 154 favs (7.5%)
3. Piglet's Big Movie (Francis Glebas-2003) USA 948 checks 15 favs
4. Hang 'em High (Ted Post-1968) USA 1,648 checks 62 favs
5. Step Across the Border (Nicolas Humbert, Werner Penzel-1990) Switzerland, Germany 22 checks 4 favs (18.2%)
6. Freaky Friday (Mark Waters-2003) USA 18,461 checks 297 favs
7. Hollow in the Land (Scooter Corkle-2017) Canada 18 checks 0 favs
8. The Ice Pirates (Stewart Raffill-1984) USA 344 checks 11 favs
9. Limitless (Neil Burger-2011) USA 25,589 checks 1,376 favs (5.4%)
10. Meari to majo no hana {aka Mary and the Witch's Flower} (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New-2017) Japan 542 checks 19 favs
11. Gun for a Coward (Abner Biberman-1957) USA 23 checks 0 favs
12. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Mike Mitchell-2019) Denmark, Norway, Australia, USA 1,207 checks 37 favs
13. Fist Fight (Richie Keen-2017) USA 682 checks 10 favs

14. Waka okami wa shôgakusei! {aka Okko's Inn} (Kitaro Kosaka-2018) Japan 38 checks 1 favs

A young girl works at her grandmother's inn as she copes with the loss of her parents.

Does it belong on a list? Yes. Well done story of a child coping with loss but without maudlin melodrama. Lightly and delicately done.

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 11th, 2019, 8:13 pm

What happens when an NFL ref gets fired?Show
1. Sneakers (1992)
2. Don't Think Twice (2016)
3. Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (2019)
4. The Hungover Games (2014)
5. David Cross: Oh Come On (2019)
6. Bunny Yeager's Nude Las Vegas (1964)
7. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)

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Post by mightysparks » November 11th, 2019, 11:10 pm

14. Thunder Road (2018) 6/10
A police officer struggles with the death of his mother whilst he goes through a divorce and custody battle. This was a pretty awkward black comedy but not all of it worked, and nothing worked amazingly well. There are a lot of long takes, particularly the opening funeral scene, and these are decently successful at building moments of cringe and sometimes, a bit of sadness. But there are also a lot of overly long speeches (like his screaming in the carpark) that are too overdone. Jim Cummings' performance was good and held it all together even when it wasn't quite working. The character was annoyingly emotional; he's frustrating and child-ish and not exactly likable, yet he always remains sympathetic. It was also a refreshing male role.

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1. Rabid (2019) 6/10
2. VFW (2019) 5/10
3. Porno (2019) 5/10
4. Bliss (2019) 6/10
5. Vivarium (2019) 7/10
6. Le daim (2019) 6/10
7. Two Heads Creek (2019) 5/10
8. Blood Vessel (2019) 5/10
9. Come to Daddy (2019) 5/10
10. Color Out of Space (2019) 6/10
11. Beast (2017) 5/10
12. Au poste! (2018) 6/10
13. Jiang hu er nü (2018) 6/10
14. Thunder Road (2018) 6/10
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#179

Post by Kublai Khan » November 12th, 2019, 2:18 am

The unofficial huddled masses yearning to be watchedShow
1. Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (Edward Zwick-2016) USA 1,913 checks 22 favs
2. Now and Then (Lesli Linka Glatter-1995) USA 2,052 checks 154 favs (7.5%)
3. Piglet's Big Movie (Francis Glebas-2003) USA 948 checks 15 favs
4. Hang 'em High (Ted Post-1968) USA 1,648 checks 62 favs
5. Step Across the Border (Nicolas Humbert, Werner Penzel-1990) Switzerland, Germany 22 checks 4 favs (18.2%)
6. Freaky Friday (Mark Waters-2003) USA 18,461 checks 297 favs
7. Hollow in the Land (Scooter Corkle-2017) Canada 18 checks 0 favs
8. The Ice Pirates (Stewart Raffill-1984) USA 344 checks 11 favs
9. Limitless (Neil Burger-2011) USA 25,589 checks 1,376 favs (5.4%)
10. Meari to majo no hana {aka Mary and the Witch's Flower} (Hiromasa Yonebayashi, Giles New-2017) Japan 542 checks 19 favs
11. Gun for a Coward (Abner Biberman-1957) USA 23 checks 0 favs
12. The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Mike Mitchell-2019) Denmark, Norway, Australia, USA 1,207 checks 37 favs
13. Fist Fight (Richie Keen-2017) USA 682 checks 10 favs
14. Waka okami wa shôgakusei! {aka Okko's Inn} (Kitaro Kosaka-2018) Japan 38 checks 1 favs

15. Another Day of Life (Damian Nenow, Raúl de la Fuente-2018) Poland, Spain, Germany, Belgium, Hungary, France 42 checks 5 favs (11.9%)

A Polish reporter travels and documents the escalation of Angola's independence from civil war to international warfare. Done in rotoscope animation and real-life interviews.

Does it belong on a list? Yes. Goddamn. It's up there and perhaps even better than Persepolis. I was hooked from the opening setup right up until the end.

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#180

Post by frbrown » November 12th, 2019, 5:20 am

40. Cloudburst (1951)
41. Femme Fatale (1991)
42. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
43. The Last Page (1952)

SpoilerShow
1. Chase a Crooked Shadow (1958)
2. Daybreak (1948)
3. Beyond a Reasonable Doubt (2009)
4. Death of a Scoundrel (1956)
5. Calling Homicide (1956)
6. The Bedroom Window (1987)
7. Cover Girl Killer (1959)
8. Heist (2001)
9. The Bonnie Parker Story (1958)
10. The Steel Jungle (1956)
11. I'll Get You for This (1951)
12. The Return of the Whistler (1948)
13. Iron Man (1951)
14. The Getaway (1994)
15. The Long Haul (1957)
16. Sealed Lips (1942)
17. The Lost Hours (1952)
18. Cry Wolf (1947)
19. Behind the High Wall (1956)
20. Chicago Syndicate (1955)
21. I, Jane Doe (1948)
22. Kiss of Death (1995)
23. I, the Jury (1982)
24. The Mysterious Mr. Valentine (1946)
25. Never Let Go (1960)
26. The Houston Story (1956)
27. Avant le deluge (1954)
28. Diary of a Hitman (1991)
29. Lust for Gold (1949)
30. Faces in the Dark (1960)
31. The Morning After (1986)
32. The Story of Molly X (1949)
33. The Nickel Ride (1974)
34. Voici le temps des assassins... (1956)
35. The Judge (1949)
36. A Rage in Harlem (1991)
37. Joe MacBeth (1955)
38. F.B.I. Girl (1951)
39. Smile Jenny, You're Dead (1974)
40. Cloudburst (1951)
41. Femme Fatale (1991)
42. Smash-Up: The Story of a Woman (1947)
43. The Last Page (1952)

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#181

Post by Coryn » November 12th, 2019, 6:48 am

3. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
I saved Latin, what did you ever do ?

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Post by allisoncm » November 12th, 2019, 7:52 am

Coryn wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 6:48 am
3. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
I was really impressed by this doc.

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Post by zzzorf » November 12th, 2019, 7:53 am

SpoilerShow
1. Eli (2019) - 6/10
2. Jawbreaker (1999) - 4/10
3. The Marksman (2015) - 4/10
4. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) - 5/10
5. Five Feet Apart (2019) - 8/10
6. L'effrontée (1985) - 5/10
7. Un poison violent (2010) - 6/10
8. Cleopatra (1912) - 2/10
9. The First Purge (2018) - 4/10
10. River of Darkness (2011) - 4/10
11. Armed Response (2017) - 5/10

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Post by RogerTheMovieManiac88 » November 12th, 2019, 8:03 am

Not an overly exciting challenge to me but I'll tag along...

1. 'Down Three Dark Streets' / 1954, Arnold Laven / 6.5/10
2. 'Portrait of Alison' / 1955, Guy Green / 7/10
3. 'The Last Man to Hang' / 1956, Terence Fisher / 6/10
4. 'Blind Spot' / 1958, Peter Maxwell / 5/10
5. 'Jackpot' / 1960, Montgomery Tully / 5.5/10
6. 'Urge to Kill' / 1960, Vernon Sewell / 6/10
7. 'Fallguy' / 1962, Donn Harling / 5/10
8. 'Under Suspicion' / 1991, Simon Moore / 7/10
9. 'Rafiki' / 2018, Wanuri Kahiu / 7 or 7.5/10
That's all, folks!

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Post by allisoncm » November 12th, 2019, 8:21 am

SpoilerShow
1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
2. Just Mercy 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
3. The King 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
4. Brain on Fire 2016, in 0 top lists 7/10
5. Fyre 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
6. Waves 2019, in 0 top lists 9/10
7. Falling Inn Love 2019, in 0 top lists 4/10
8. Gay Chorus Deep South 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
9. Love, Antosha 2019, in 0 top lists 10/10
10. Terminator: Dark Fate 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
11. Gemini Man 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
12. After Parkland 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
13. Marriage Story 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
14. Hai Phuong 2019 — a.k.a. Furie, in 0 top lists 6/10
15. Burning Cane 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
16. The Open House 2018, in 0 top lists 5/10
17. Deviant Love 2019, in 0 top lists 4/10
18. Let It Snow 2016, in 0 top lists 6/10
19. 19. Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby 2019, in 0 top lists 9/10
20. Home Is Where the Killer Is 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
21. Christmas in the Wild 2019 — a.k.a. Holiday In The Wild, in 0 top lists 6/10
22. IO 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
23. A Hidden Life 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10

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Post by Coryn » November 12th, 2019, 9:13 am

allisoncm wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 7:52 am
Coryn wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 6:48 am
3. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
I was really impressed by this doc.
I'll write a short review on this doc tonight in the dochumentary slate.
If you liked it, I can guarantee you'll like Inside Job (2010).
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Post by cinephage » November 12th, 2019, 9:58 am

11. Amore e morte nel giardino degli dei, by Sauro Scavolini (1972) 7/10 - 14 Checks 2 Favorites 0 dislikes

A very elegant giallo, unusual in its form, with a great musical score.
They wouldn't recommend it, but... (10)Show
01. The Snorkel, by Guy Green (1958) 6,5/10 - 58 Checks 2 Favorites 0 dislikes
02. Eli, by Ciaran Foy (2019) 7/10 - 181 Checks 3 Favorites 4 dislikes
03. Baxter, by Jérome Boivin (1989) 8/10 - Rewatch * - 99 Checks 7 Favorites 1 dislike
04. Danger - Love at Work, by Otto Preminger (1937) 6/10 - 19 Checks 0 Favorites 0 dislikes
05. The Vikings, by Richard Fleischer (1958) 10/10 - 983 Checks 28 Favorites 11 dislikes
06. Burai: Hitokiri Gorô, by Keiichi Ozawa (1968) 7/10 - 15 Checks 0 Favorites 0 dislikes
07. Il Traditore, by Marco Bellochio (2019) 8/10 - 62 Checks 7 Favorites 1 dislike
08. Zombieland : Double tap, by Ruben Fleischer (2019) 5/10 - 330 Checks 16 Favorites 2 dislikes
09. Doctor Sleep, by Mike Flanahan (2019) 8,5/10 - 185 Checks 27 Favorites 2 dislikes
10. Fyre, by Chris Smith (2019) 6/10 - 1295 Checks 38 Favorites 2 dislikes

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Post by ororama » November 12th, 2019, 12:35 pm

maxwelldeux wrote:
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ororama wrote:
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5. Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2016) * 77 min.
Is that as amazing as the title would suggest? :woot:
Unfortunately, it wasn't. A new type of artificial snow turns people (and animals) into zombies. There have been quite a few zombie comedies lately, and this didn't provide anything new except snowboarding kills. I could have done without all the snowboarding. I was tired when I watched it, so maybe I'll give it another chance sometime, but not anytime soon.

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Post by ororama » November 12th, 2019, 12:43 pm

6. Housefull (2010) * 144 min.

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1. Isa Pa with Feelings (2019) * 102 min.
2. Jojo Rabbit (2019) * 108 min.
3. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil (2019) * 119 min.
4. Last Christmas (2019) * 102 min.
5. Attack of the Lederhosen Zombies (2016) * 77 min.

*First time viewing.

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Post by burneyfan » November 12th, 2019, 1:54 pm

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01. You Said a Mouthful -- Bacon, 1932.
02. Hips, Hips, Hooray! -- Sandrich, 1934.
03. Thrill Hunter -- Seitz, 1933.
04. The Monocled Mutineer -- O'Brien, 1986.
05. Eva tropí hlouposti a.k.a. Eva Fools Around -- Fric, 1939.
06. Orochi a.k.a. Serpent -- Futagawa, 1925.
07. Kong Fuzi a.k.a. Confucius -- Fei, 1940.
08. The Appointment -- Vickers, 1981.
09. Forbidden -- G. King, 1949.
10. Anna Karenina -- Zarkhi, 1967.
11. Haru no mezame a.k.a. Spring Awakens -- Naruse, 1947.
12. Cocorico monsieur Poulet a.k.a. Cock-a-doodle-doo, Mr. Chicken -- Rouch, 1974.
13. Pyat nevest a.k.a. Five Brides -- Solovyov, 1930.
14. Torch Song -- Walters, 1953.
15. Night of the Big Heat a.k.a. Island of the Burning Damned -- Fisher, 1967.
16. Leptirica a.k.a. The She-Butterfly -- Kadijevic, 1973.
17. Masterson of Kansas -- Castle, 1954.
18. Ex-Lady -- Florey, 1933.
19. The Strange Love of Molly Louvain -- Curtiz, 1932.
20. Lonely Hearts -- Cox, 1982.
21. Monitor: Elgar -- Russell, 1962.
22. Marionetki a.k.a. Marionettes -- Protazanov, 1934.
23. Rails & Ties -- A. Eastwood, 2007.
24. The Midnight Man -- Lancaster & Kibbee, 1974.
25. Allotria a.k.a. Hokum -- Forst, 1936.
26. Gal Young 'Un -- Nunez, 1979.
27. High Treason -- Elvey, 1929.
28. Yousei furorensu a.k.a. Fairy Florence -- Hata, 1985.
29. Moeyo-ken a.k.a. Burning Sword -- Ichimura, 1966.
30. Furankenshutain no kaijû: Sanda tai Gaira a.k.a. The War of the Gargantuas -- Honda, 1966.

The Midnight Man is a lackluster mystery/thriller co-directed and starring Burt Lancaster; he plays an ex-cop, ex-con (yes, both!) who gets a job on parole as a night watchman and winds up embroiled in a murder mystery.

Allotria is a really cute romantic comedy, great for anyone who likes Forst's Maskerade or Lubitsch sex comedies -- it's no Lubitsch, but it has that feel to it.

Gal Young 'Un is from the same director who did Ruby in Paradise (1993) and Ulee's Gold (1997) -- this 1979 film has the same quiet feel to it. It's based on a Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings story about an older, loner widow in North Florida who is seduced by a younger man for her money. It didn't bowl me over, but it was pretty good stuff.

High Treason (1929) is a futuristic anti-war story about the world on the brink of World War II between the Atlantic States and the Federated States of Europe -- in 1950. From the same director as Hindle Wakes.

I'm surprised I haven't heard more anime fans on the forum mentioning Fairy Florence; the plot is kind of thin, as it's mostly an excuse to set classical music to animation a la Fantasia. It's still very charming.

Moeyo-ken was a decent samurai film focusing on shinsengumi leader Hijikata Toshizō; no masterpiece, but certainly of interest for samurai fans.

The War of the Gargantuas was...not my style. Russ Tamblyn is the Euro-American headliner in the otherwise Japanese cast, and he looks bored and miserable through the whole thing. I'm not really a kaiju person.

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Post by ryebass » November 12th, 2019, 2:10 pm

8. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) - 7.5/10
I could watch/listen to John Cleese reading the phone book; so much talent and such a joy to behold. This feature is comprised of skits from the first two years of the TV show, re-staged for film (no live audience). I alternated between laugh-out-loud and 'yeah, not so much' as with all Monty Python, but overall, a warm and fuzzy experience interspersed with genuine guffaws.
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1. Child's Play (1972) - 6/10
2. Death at a Funeral (2007) - 8.5/10
3. Another Woman (1988) - 8/10
4. Anti-Clock (1979) - 4/10
5. Carnage (2011) - 6.5/10
6. Brian Eno: 1971-1977 - The Man Who Fell to Earth (2012) - 6.5/10
7. The Chosen (1981) - 7/10
8. And Now for Something Completely Different (1971) - 7.5/10

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#192

Post by allisoncm » November 12th, 2019, 7:03 pm

Coryn wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 9:13 am
allisoncm wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 7:52 am
Coryn wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 6:48 am
3. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
I was really impressed by this doc.
I'll write a short review on this doc tonight in the dochumentary slate.
If you liked it, I can guarantee you'll like Inside Job (2010).
It's not pulling up for me on IMDB. Who is the director?

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#193

Post by allisoncm » November 12th, 2019, 7:04 pm

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1. Maleficent: Mistress of Evil 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
2. Just Mercy 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
3. The King 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
4. Brain on Fire 2016, in 0 top lists 7/10
5. Fyre 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
6. Waves 2019, in 0 top lists 9/10
7. Falling Inn Love 2019, in 0 top lists 4/10
8. Gay Chorus Deep South 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
9. Love, Antosha 2019, in 0 top lists 10/10
10. Terminator: Dark Fate 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
11. Gemini Man 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
12. After Parkland 2019, in 0 top lists 8/10
13. Marriage Story 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
14. Hai Phuong 2019 — a.k.a. Furie, in 0 top lists 6/10
15. Burning Cane 2019, in 0 top lists 6/10
16. The Open House 2018, in 0 top lists 5/10
17. Deviant Love 2019, in 0 top lists 4/10
18. Let It Snow 2016, in 0 top lists 6/10
19. 19. Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby 2019, in 0 top lists 9/10
20. Home Is Where the Killer Is 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
21. Christmas in the Wild 2019 — a.k.a. Holiday In The Wild, in 0 top lists 6/10
22. IO 2019, in 0 top lists 5/10
23. A Hidden Life 2019, in 0 top lists 7/10
24. Je ne suis pas un homme facile 2018 — a.k.a. I Am Not an Easy Man, in 0 top lists

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#194

Post by blocho » November 12th, 2019, 7:06 pm

Is Jiayang Fan, from the New Yorker, in the abacus movie? I went to college with her, and I remember that she wrote a New Yorker article about that bank.

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Post by hurluberlu » November 12th, 2019, 8:21 pm

16. We Did It on a Song / Chante ton bac d'abord (David André, 2014) 8
17. Love and Bullets / Ammore e malavita (Antonio Manetti, Marco Manetti, 2017) 6-
18. I Do Not Care If We Go Down in History as Barbarians / Îmi este indiferent daca în istorie vom intra ca barbari (Radu Jude, 2018) 7

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1. A Taxi Driver / Taeksi Woonjunsa (Hun Jang, 2017) 7
2.Dilili in Paris/ Dilili à Paris (Michel Ocelot, 2018) 7-
3. Ultima Patagonia (Gilles Santantonio, 2019) 7
4. 99 homes (Ramin Bahrani, 2014) 7-
5. The Ornithologist / O Ornitólogo (João Pedro Rodrigues, 2016) 6
Stranger by the Lake meets the Wild Boys meets... National Geographic in Portugal
6. C'est la vie! / Le sens de la fête (Olivier Nakache, Eric Toledano, 2017) 6-
7. The Family Friend / L'amico di famiglia (Paolo Sorrentino, 2006) 7-
8. Miss Sloane (John Madden, 2016) 6-
9. Deerskin / Le Daim (Quentin Dupieux, 2019) 8-
10. Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle, 2018) 7-
11. Untouchable (Ursula Macfarlane, 2019) 8-
12. Disorder / Maryland (Alice Winocour, 2015) 6
13. Last Dance / La Fin De l'Eté (Hélène Angel, 2019) 6+
14. Closeness / Tesnota (Kantemir Balagov, 2017) 8-
15. Tune in Tomorrow... (Jon Amiel, 1990) 6-
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Post by zzzorf » November 12th, 2019, 8:33 pm

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1. Eli (2019) - 6/10
2. Jawbreaker (1999) - 4/10
3. The Marksman (2015) - 4/10
4. Breakin’ 2: Electric Boogaloo (1984) - 5/10
5. Five Feet Apart (2019) - 8/10
6. L'effrontée (1985) - 5/10
7. Un poison violent (2010) - 6/10
8. Cleopatra (1912) - 2/10
9. The First Purge (2018) - 4/10
10. River of Darkness (2011) - 4/10
11. Armed Response (2017) - 5/10
12. Pro Wrestlers vs. Zombies (2014) - 4/10 (rewatch)

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Post by Cinepolis » November 12th, 2019, 9:29 pm

2. Somers Town (Shane Meadows, 2008) - 7/10
Interesting commentary on immigration told in a coming-of-age-story. Needed some time to get me involved, but didn't let go of my attention afterward.
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1. Population Zero (Julian T. Pinder, 2016) - 7/10
2. Somers Town (Shane Meadows, 2008) - 7/10

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#198

Post by Coryn » November 12th, 2019, 9:34 pm

allisoncm wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Coryn wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 9:13 am
allisoncm wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 7:52 am

I was really impressed by this doc.
I'll write a short review on this doc tonight in the dochumentary slate.
If you liked it, I can guarantee you'll like Inside Job (2010).
It's not pulling up for me on IMDB. Who is the director?
Steve James !
The guy that made Hoop Dreams (1994), holy moly I never would've guessed.
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Post by maxwelldeux » November 12th, 2019, 11:01 pm

Coryn wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 9:34 pm
allisoncm wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 7:03 pm
Coryn wrote:
November 12th, 2019, 9:13 am


I'll write a short review on this doc tonight in the dochumentary slate.
If you liked it, I can guarantee you'll like Inside Job (2010).
It's not pulling up for me on IMDB. Who is the director?
Steve James !
The guy that made Hoop Dreams (1994), holy moly I never would've guessed.
Inside Job - you've even seen it, allison.

But yeah - that one is great. Better than Abacus, IMHO, as I thought it delved deeper into the issues.

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Post by maxwelldeux » November 13th, 2019, 12:29 am

What happens when an NFL ref gets fired?Show
1. Sneakers (1992)
2. Don't Think Twice (2016)
3. Jimmy Carr: The Best of Ultimate Gold Greatest Hits (2019)
4. The Hungover Games (2014)
5. David Cross: Oh Come On (2019)
6. Bunny Yeager's Nude Las Vegas (1964)
7. Abacus: Small Enough to Jail (2016)
8. Thunder Road (2018)
Comments in the ICMFF English Indep thread, but I loved this - awkward dark comedy. Brilliant.

9. Seth Meyers: Lobby Baby (2019)
I enjoyed his comedy a lot more than I thought I would - I've never been huge into him on either SNL or his talk show, but this was hilarious. Having spent 5.5 years in MSP, I really enjoyed the Minneapolis/St. Paul jokes at the beginning. He also included a fun "editing" joke, which was a cool way to take advantage of the Netflix format.

10. Movie 43 (2013)
I love this movie. I was high and in the mood to laugh really loudly, so I watched this. Mission accomplished.

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