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I've decided I'm going to watch all of the Criterion films that are on Hulu. At least I am going to start them, as some of them I probably can't finish. I'm going backwards through the alphabet.

Last night I watched:

Zero Por Conduite - Amazing movie, really. I had seen l'Atalante before, so I was sold on Jean Vigo, but this really was better. In fact, I think I might watch it again soon as it is short and very entertaining.

Zorn's Lemma - made it about 5 minutes. Not going to sit through an hour of someone's "experiment" where they flash letters on the screen.

Zero Focus - Very much like a Japanese Hitchcock. Not quite as good as that suggests. Like a lot of Japanese dramas from the 60s it's talky and its low budget works against it. It's not bad, just not that special.
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Greenberg
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Watched Apocalypse Now for the first time. What a fantastic and intense movie. Plan to watch Full Metal Jacket next week.

Apocalypse Now is a great movie. Except for Lee Ermey, FMJ is crap.
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Apocalypse Now is a great movie. Except for Lee Ermey, FMJ is crap.

idk, man. i liked em both quite a bit.
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She was dead anyway, they hesitated over finishing her off quickly, or leaving her to rot. In fact they, at a price, held onto some sense of morality by finishing her off. It also juxtaposes with the scene where the helicopter gunner kills unarmed civilians and Joker asks him how he can kill women and children.

i think that was kind of the idea, but they way they presented the hesitation made it seem like it was more of a "how can i shoot this little girl" type moment. when i think it was more of more of a "how can i kill her best to satisfy my desire for revenge and killing" type moment.

animal wanted to let her rot, which i thought was great. to me, joker was more like "i want to kill her because she just killed our men and was about to kill me, but i feel bad to kill her now." and i would have liked to see him blow her face off without reservation, or engage more in a "what is more a killer thing to do, let her rot or shoot her" question. a small difference i guess, but i just would have rather seen it go down that way.

i dont really think you can compare shooting fleeing unarmed women and children from a helicopter, to shooting an enemy that was moments ago killing your fellow soldiers. jokers killing that girl was in no way similar to the helicopter gunner, imo.

either way, it was an excellent movie and i loved it.

I agree with a lot of what you say, especially the last part, but I'm glad you weren't directing the movie, such an unambiguous ending would have been horrible.

And put yourself in the characters shoes, shooting a 12 year old girl no matter if she was the enemy or not is I'm sure not something that you could do without reservation, well I hope not anyway.
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i hope not as well.

fair point about adding ambiguity, i hear that.
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What films are essential Werner Herzog? If such a thing exists. I feel like I have experienced most major filmmakers besides him.
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I'll watch it one of these days. What did you think?

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awesome and crazy Yakuza film by Seijun Suzuki. not quite as awesome or crazy as Branded to Kill, but very enjoyable nonetheless



Interesting, very sad story. The whole anti-bullying thing has become very silly lately but this is from the 60s and recalls a time when some pretty cruel treatment was dismissed as "boys being boys". The movie is smart to focus on a witness to the treatment, and not the victim.

You Were Like a Wild Crysanthemum

Pretty but difficult to sit through, like a lot of old Japanese movies.
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Just watched Modern Times with my daughter. She loved it. Once again, just proves how timeless some of these movies are.
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Lost in Translation, was excellent. And is there a more boanable person in the world than Scarlett Johansson in that movie?
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I'll watch it one of these days. What did you think?


It is an excellent film.

 

 

 

 

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I watched a couple good, but not great (7/10) movies recently.

 

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In addition, I was very surprised to read that Goldfinger is considered to be better than both Dr. No and From Russia with Love. I personally thought the films got worse, not better, from Dr. No to Goldfinger.


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