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Saw Woody Allen's "You Will Meet a Tall Dark Stranger" this weekend. Well acted (Josh Brolin, Anthony Hopkins, Antonio Banderas), but not nearly as good as Vicky Cristina or Match Point. Certainly had some of the wit characteristic of his films, but the plot was just too loose and meandering to be of much interest. Guess that explains the $2.3M box office take since it launched 6 weeks ago.
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Saw a lovely little film yesterday called The Band's Visit. It is not very well distributed but if it's playing anywhere near you, I'd recommend it strongly. The exploration of characters is very subtle and deep, and the acting is splendid, especially Ronit Elkabetz (who plays the lead female part)
Justed borrowed "The Band's Visit" from the public library, and all I can say is wow... all the lead characters are splendid but Ronit Elkabetz in particular is just fantastic. What a face, what a voice, not to mention acting! Can anyone recommend any other movies of Ms. Elkabetz that are worth watching?
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Melville FTW
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Some awesome short vid in SF. Love the 7d/550d capabilities!
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Melville FTW
Just saw this on Sundance again recently. It really is an amazing film.
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The Melbourne International Film Festival is currently under way. Last night premiered a new film starring local hero Geoffrey Rush and directed by Guiseppe Tornatore, of Cinema Paradiso fame. This one was one of my top-priority picks, and it didn't let me down.

Rush play Virgil Oldman, a renowned art dealer and collector. He is contacted by Clare, a mysterious woman who wants him to sell her houseful of antiques. She refuses to meet with or see Virgil, due to crippling agoraphobia.

The crusty Virgil is initially outraged by her presumption, but he gradually becomes obsessed with learning more about the woman hidden behind the door.

This is a sumptuous-looking film with Geoffrey Rush sporting a killer wardrobe from the likes of Brioni, Kiton and Armani. Rush gives a great performance. Silvia Hoeks is luminous and fragile as Clare, and Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland give solid performances. Tornatore has crafted an original and intriguing screenplay, and The Best Offer is definitely a must-see.

The icing on the cake was a Q&A session afterward with Rush and Tornatore, where the two of them shared their thoughts on how the film was developed and shot, including some surprising details - the "set" for Clare's villa, for example, is spread across seven locations in Italy, creating continuity nightmares. This input, and Tornatore's general remarks about the process of writing stories, added greatly to the film.
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Thanks for the head up. Cinema Paradiso is one of my favourite movies.

 

lefty

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The Melbourne International Film Festival is currently under way. Last night premiered a new film starring local hero Geoffrey Rush and directed by Guiseppe Tornatore, of Cinema Paradiso fame. This one was one of my top-priority picks, and it didn't let me down.

Rush play Virgil Oldman, a renowned art dealer and collector. He is contacted by Clare, a mysterious woman who wants him to sell her houseful of antiques. She refuses to meet with or see Virgil, due to crippling agoraphobia.

The crusty Virgil is initially outraged by her presumption, but he gradually becomes obsessed with learning more about the woman hidden behind the door.

This is a sumptuous-looking film with Geoffrey Rush sporting a killer wardrobe from the likes of Brioni, Kiton and Armani. Rush gives a great performance. Silvia Hoeks is luminous and fragile as Clare, and Jim Sturgess and Donald Sutherland give solid performances. Tornatore has crafted an original and intriguing screenplay, and The Best Offer is definitely a must-see.

The icing on the cake was a Q&A session afterward with Rush and Tornatore, where the two of them shared their thoughts on how the film was developed and shot, including some surprising details - the "set" for Clare's villa, for example, is spread across seven locations in Italy, creating continuity nightmares. This input, and Tornatore's general remarks about the process of writing stories, added greatly to the film.


sounds interesting gonna watch it this week I hope

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