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What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Kaplan

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    Documentary based on Truffaut's week long interview of Hitchcock in '62 (which itself led to Truffaut's Hitchcock/Truffaut book from '66). As such, it mostly deals with Hitchcock - and with Vertigo and Psycho in particular. Includes commentary from the guys on the poster. A real pleasure.
     
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    Poor Henry Fonda gets dragged through a Kafkaesque ordeal. Inspired by a true story, as Hitchcock himself explains at the start and the credit reminds us at the end. Appropriately bleak with great acting and camera work.
     
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    An American historical period drama set in the 1850s Midwest. Hilary Swank plays a spinster living in the Nebraska Territory. She teams up with a lowlife wanderer played by Tommy Lee Jones to take three women who have gone batty to Iowa, where who knows what happens to them. It's okay, nothing special.



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    Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut. To give you an idea of what you're in for, he wrote Being John Malkovich, Adaptation, and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind, among others.

    Stars Philip Seymour Hoffman as a playwright who wins a MacArthur Fellowship. Beyond that there's so many motifs and themes, from Jungian psychology to burning houses and miniature paintings. Oh and warehouses within warehouses. Plays within plays. All very postmodern and bizarre. But at the end of the day it's probably just about death and decay. I liked it, and probably need to watch again.
     
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    Had freebies for this last night. Entertaining and insightful film about a historical, ideological and ethical court case about the veracity of the work of David Irving (Timothy Spall) and the libel case he bought against academic Debora Lipstadt (Rachel Weisz) Tom Wilkinson and Andrew Scott play the principal beaks.

    Irving has been getting some publicity of late and is still resolute that his work is correct and that he was set up as he lost the court case and had to pay over two million in costs. Total Richard Cranium if you ask me.
     
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    Tough mafia film. Haven't seen it since it came out in 2008. It's aged very well. And it's available on Netflix streaming.
     
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    Saw the movie a while back and liked it enough. I think the TV show and Book are much better - is that an oxymoron?
     
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    Movie's great. Naples is seedy AF. Book eh? Hmmm
     
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    So netflix's new "rating" system just recommended I watch Tank 432. Definitely a "quality" 3am movie.
     
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    One of my longtime favorite international films, Memories of murder.
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    I was super excited to hear about the blade runner sequal, its going to have a hard time standing up to the original though.
     
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    San Pietro - John Huston (1945)

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    Pure war propaganda, but interesting as the neorealism is obvious and the use of dead soldiers and happy children are uncommon in this kind of political movie. Like a news reel, voice over driven and we never get to know any of the characters.
     
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    Just watched The Handmaiden. Very very good. I normally don't care much for nudity or sex in films (no cuck) but these were pretty well done (and hot!).
     
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    Ghost In The Shell
    100% eye candy and not just SJ enhanced body. Interesting orgasmic visuals with a serious nod to William Gibson. Never seen the anime so can't compare. Interesting ensemble cast and the fact that the CGI Special Effects done in NZ by Weta rather than IL&M. Highly escapist fun on a Monday afternoon.
     

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