What Movies Are You Watching Lately

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  1. Teacher

    Teacher Senior member

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    Don't. It's actually quite different in most respects, which was part of its appeal to me (except for Jake Giddes, of course).

    Damn, now I'm going to have to find it and watch it again.
     


  2. in stitches

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    chinatown was awesome, especially the end.
     


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    Leave it to the Japanese to figure it out.
     


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    I didn't like The Two Jakes at all, but it's been a long time since I watched it. I love Chinatown.
     
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    If you're at all interested in the backstory behind Chinatown, look up the California Water Wars. The movie isn't that far from the reality. William Mulholland, of the famous Drive, was at the center of it, and appears in altered form in the movie (not literally, of course, as he died in the Thirties).

    A terrific book that covers the water wars throughout the West is Cadillac Desert, by Marc Reisner, a book I highly recommend to anyone who lives west of Kansas. It was made into a TV documentary at one point, but I have no idea if that is available anywhere.
     


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    Watched Warrior the other night. I loved it, even though I felt the actual MMA fighting was a little over the top. The acting of the three principals is brilliant. If you like The Fighter I would recommend watching this film and vice versa.
     


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    I really liked Warrior too. Especially the scene at the arcade with Tom Hardy and Nick Nolte where he greatly insulted his father, and then Nick Nolte and his Moby/ Ahab scene. Brilliant acting
     


  8. in stitches

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    watched super 8 from some recs here. i thought it was great. i loved the time period picked, and the colors fonts, style of the town. very cool. i enjoyed the story too.

    and the soundtrack was MINT!
     


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    Short Cuts - probably a favourite Altman movie.
    Shame - Interesting direction and great Fassbender performance.
     


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    it's film festival season here so i'll probably be reporting back here frequently.

    Watched Caesar Must Die today, very much a neorealist film. There is so much to be said about this film but I don't want to lose my head over this so I'll just note the things that were most striking for me.

    First, the prison landscape was used so well to integrate the play in real life. Secondly, there is such a cruel irony to the whole thing when Brutus at the body of Caesar talks at great lengths about liberty and freedom to a crowd of men who all look down on him behind the bars of their cells.
     


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    Last night, for the first time, I watched Michael Clayton start to finish and highly recommend it.
     


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    Quite good, that.
     


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    Our Idiot Brother. Quite funny. Well acted, imo. Definitely worth a see.
     
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    +1


    i had been on the fence about that one. will add to queue, thanks.
     


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    Really? Okay, maybe I'll see it.
     


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