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meh to 10 cloverfield lane
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The original stands up very well after 37 years. Orwellian Dystopia, manic car chases interesting forgot that the bikes were Honda and Kawasaki, great seeing it for the first time in ages. Lots of tropes and signifiers I picked up on which I didn't when I first saw it'd, proves the benefits of a University education in cultural studies. Great film 5/5.

Trivia Crewed on a ATO training film in 1991 which stared Steve Bisley, bastard walked off set with one of my best shirts and and had to run him down to get it back. "give it up Goose."
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Watching a picture like this (again) that's not a household name and is essentially an afterthought to The Godfather, Taxi Driver, The French Connection, The Deer Hunter, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, etc. always reminds me how unbelievable a decade the 70s were for film. Five Easy Pieces is another one in that category.

(This reminds me... I need to see Nashville.)
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My dear friend Jerry Ahern, who passed away almost four years ago, wrote an extensive series of novels in a series entitled The Survivalist. I believe somebody did option the movie rights. However, this movie has no connection with the Ahern character, Dr. John Rourke, who always went about encumbered by at least 30 pounds of weaponry. I wonder if the title could raise some legal issues. I'll have to ask his widow about this.

That's interesting. I'd like to hear what the widow had to say @JLibourel

 

 

 

@Kid Nickels

 

I enjoyed Man from Reno. Great movie:) 

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A dramatic journey of a transgender that is earnestly told. Deeply touching.

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The Conversation is compelling every time I see it.

Cindy Williams, two great movies and a hit TV series. Apart from that, not much else?
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Watching a picture like this (again) that's not a household name and is essentially an afterthought to The Godfather, Taxi Driver, The French Connection, The Deer Hunter, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, etc. always reminds me how unbelievable a decade the 70s were for film. Five Easy Pieces is another one in that category.

 

Pick up a copy of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls for a cool look at early 70s filmmakers.

 

lefty

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Peter Weir The Cars That Ate Paris 1974 all time Oz classic
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Pick up a copy of Easy Riders, Raging Bulls for a cool look at early 70s filmmakers.

lefty

RB is early 80s but yeah. shog[1].gif


Edit: had to fact check myself. Looks like 80. I thought it was 82
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Fifty dead men walking - Kari Skogland (2008)

 

 



Liked this. The story is ambiguous; it's the British occupation of Northern Irland seen with British glasses, so take care and remember who occupied who.

I like the use of green, the Irish colour. And I love the use of overexposure. Many beautiful scenes in here. And I like Jim Sturgess - he does a good act.

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Haven't seen the movie, but knew the director back in the day.

 

lefty

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Caché (Hidden) - Michael Haneke (2005)

 

 

What is truth and what is lie, what is reality and what is construction, is the topic in this movie about guilt and revenge, denial and trust.

I have liked all of Haneke's movies, but this might be the weakest I've seen so far. The best is Amour, but Funny games was also good. Good acting from the tormented Daniel Auteuil and the irresistible and beautiful and always brilliant Juliette Binoche. 

Stationary camera makes the claustrophobic feeing more intense as certain tapes shows the family being surveilled. 

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Fifty dead men walking - Kari Skogland (2008)







Liked this. The story is ambiguous; it's the British occupation of Northern Irland seen with British glasses, so take care and remember who occupied who.
I like the use of green, the Irish colour. And I love the use of overexposure. Many beautiful scenes in here. And I like Jim Sturgess - he does a good act.

I was a big fan also. I think Jim does good work, he was in a lot of movies 3 years ago and now there seems to a hiatus.
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The Gospel according to St Matthew - Pier Paulo Pasolini (1964)

 

 

The plan was to watch Mel Gibson's The Passion of the Christ, but because of this and that I ended  up with this - with English dubbing.

Haven't seen it in many years, and it is an extraordinary movie from an exceptional director who managed the achievement to both be canonized by the Catholic Church ( for this one) and at the same time have one of his other movies (Salo - or the 120 days of Sodom)  put on index, and thus be forbidden for Catholics to watch. 

 

I don't fancy that many of his movies; he is to intellectual for me - but this one is the best Jesus-movie I know about. Made with amateurs and old equipment and told straight forward, true to the Gospel. It shows the misunderstood and lonely Jesus, tormented, angry and harsh who came to teach people of God's demands. Not much snuggle here.

 

Both Peter and Judas are interesting characters, with all the human flaws there is. Judas the proud traitor, who was needed for the scripture to be fulfilled - without Judas no salvation. And maybe he was the first to announce that Jesus is Christ. Peter, the rock who Jesus build his church upon, is so weak and full of fear and disbelieve that he betrays Jesus over and over again. 

Nice movie. (But I never understood why Jesus had to be baptised.)

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5/5. Funny I stayed at the same hotel they wind up in at the end.
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