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Reply #120 posted 11/05/18 3:23pm

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jstar69 said:


For TV I'm loving season 2 of Ozark


For TV, post here: http://prince.org/msg/100/456934

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Reply #121 posted 11/05/18 3:25pm

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Suspiria (1977) - An American newcomer to a prestigious German ballet academy comes to realize that the school is a front for something sinister amid a series of grisly murders.

The acting is B movie-level comedy, but the cinematography is pure eye candy. 3/5




Suspiria (2018) - A darkness swirls at the center of a world-renowned dance company, one that will engulf the artistic director, an ambitious young dancer, and a grieving psychotherapist. Some will succumb to the nightmare. Others will finally wake up.

This movie won't appeal to general audiences. It takes a long time to get going with a convoluted plot and the truly scary scenes are few and far between. Having said that, I liked it more than the original. The public dance performance is a thing of beauty and the finale, a grisly spectacle. Radiohead's Thom Yorke also recorded a memorable score. 4/5

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Reply #122 posted 11/06/18 10:54am

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"Friday the 13th" 1980. 13 out of 13 hatchets.

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Reply #123 posted 11/08/18 3:58am

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who we are now (2018) 3/5 parolee tries to get custody of her son. widely praised, it seems, but i thought it was a bit too on the nose to the point of being melodramatic, even didactic. it's fine as a well-meaning drama, but it all felt like too much artifice & stageyness. i couldn't help but compare it to the way you can immediately fall into a farhadi film, the way he can make you forget your watching a screen. by those standards, this comes up wanting, i'd say.

shirkers (2018) 4/5 documentary on novelist sandi tan retracing the life of the man who vanished with the completed film they'd worked on together 20 years earlier. this is one of the most non-embittered films about fraud & theft i've ever seen. it's not quite paddington 2, but it almost felt upbeat in a way that left me with a bit of a skip in my step for reasons i can't quite spell out properly at the moment.

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"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

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Reply #124 posted 11/09/18 5:54am

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leave no trace (2018) 4.5/5 father & daughter are unwillingly introduced to the world when they are found living an idyllic life in a park. perfectly subverts all your notions of what you expect this story to do & the way you expect them to behave. this will definitely be one of my favourites of the year.


"Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little."

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Reply #125 posted 11/10/18 3:33pm

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damosuzuki said:

leave no trace (2018) 4.5/5 father & daughter are unwillingly introduced to the world when they are found living an idyllic life in a park. perfectly subverts all your notions of what you expect this story to do & the way you expect them to behave. this will definitely be one of my favourites of the year.




Completely agree, damosuzuki. I saw it perhaps 2 or 3 months ago and it’s still with me like a warm blanket on that morning the pilot light goes out.
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Reply #126 posted 11/11/18 5:58am

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BAO. A short animated film. 3/5. A mother tries to keeps her son home, close. The horror. But, then again, why can't kids grow up and stay home, and live happily ever after?

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Reply #127 posted 11/11/18 12:51pm

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The Happy Prince 5/10

Boy was this movie depressing. The story of the final days of writer Oscar Wilde.
Rupert Everette stars, wrote and directed. I guess there is no happy way to tell this story but I think there may be a more cohesive and interesting way.
Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #128 posted 11/11/18 6:14pm

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Can You Ever Forgive Me? 7/10

Great acting across the board. Richard E Lewis steals the movie. Based on a true story about a woman down on her luck who sells forged documents by famous literary figures.
Other than it being about unpleasant people doing unpleasant things and a couple of obviously Hollywoodized flourishes it’s a suprisingly entertaining movie.
Crooked Donnie. Lock him up!
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Reply #129 posted 11/11/18 7:16pm

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Brendan said:

damosuzuki said:

leave no trace (2018) 4.5/5 father & daughter are unwillingly introduced to the world when they are found living an idyllic life in a park. perfectly subverts all your notions of what you expect this story to do & the way you expect them to behave. this will definitely be one of my favourites of the year.


Completely agree, damosuzuki. I saw it perhaps 2 or 3 months ago and it’s still with me like a warm blanket on that morning the pilot light goes out.

cool, i'm truly glad to hear you liked it as much as i did.


madeline's madeline (2018) 5/5 if we lived in a world where paddington 2 wasn't released in 2018 in north america, this would almost certainly be my movie of the year. it's bizarre & funny & frightening & incomprehensible & every second of it hums with imagination & creativity & originality & a weird energy that feels incomparable to anything else i've seen in years, maybe ever.

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Reply #130 posted 11/12/18 8:00am

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Brendan said:

damosuzuki said:

leave no trace (2018) 4.5/5 father & daughter are unwillingly introduced to the world when they are found living an idyllic life in a park. perfectly subverts all your notions of what you expect this story to do & the way you expect them to behave. this will definitely be one of my favourites of the year.


Completely agree, damosuzuki. I saw it perhaps 2 or 3 months ago and it’s still with me like a warm blanket on that morning the pilot light goes out.




NON-MOVIE-RELATED NOTE: I had to go up in the attic yesterday and re-light the two pilot lights on our heating units. NOT FUN. My legs are sore today from all the squatting.

I need to watch some movies.

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