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Reply #150 posted 08/24/18 2:24pm

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La reine Margot / Queen Margot
(1994) - Young Queen Margot finds herself trapped in an arranged marriage amidst a religious war between Catholics and Protestants. She hopes to escape with a new lover, but finds herself imprisoned by her powerful and ruthless family.

At one time this was one of my top five movies ever. I still love it. 4.5/5




How similar is that movie to the art film y'all made me watch? The plot synopsis above sounds a lot like the movie I watched.


The big difference is Queen Margot is a much more sympathetic character. She doesn't kill anyone, much less children and then blame it on the help.

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Reply #151 posted 08/24/18 3:24pm

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How similar is that movie to the art film y'all made me watch? The plot synopsis above sounds a lot like the movie I watched.


The big difference is Queen Margot is a much more sympathetic character. She doesn't kill anyone, much less children and then blame it on the help.



I'm glad y'all made me watch the one with bloodshed and subterfuge!

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Reply #152 posted 08/24/18 7:25pm

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Blackkklansman 6/10

Was kinda bored to tell you the truth. The only part that got me was the end with the real footage from Charlottesville and of course the Prince song at the end. That was truly heartbreaking.
Perhaps the old fashioned TV movie style is just just Spike getting old, but it’s not his best.
Another one of the well-intentioned yet mediocre movies this year.
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Reply #153 posted 08/24/18 9:45pm

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Winter's Bone (4 stars out of 5)

Finally got to see this, which has been on my movie bucket list for a long time.

Jennifer Lawrence's break out film even though it was a low budget independent one.

Can absolutely see why she would have been chosen for the Hunger Games based on

this performance. The Ozark rural drug culture seemed real. I have worked with some of

the people impacted by the Appalachian rural drug culture (when they need services)

and the interactions seemed quite realistic.

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Reply #154 posted 08/25/18 7:22am

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Moon (2009)

Interesting film that fit Sam Rockwell like a glove. Decent watch.

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Reply #155 posted 08/26/18 5:45am

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gandorb said:

I finally saw Eighth Graade. What a well done movie. It sure captures the social anxiety of middle school, and how it has gotten worse with social meida. 4.5 of 5

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boxed

it's definitely coming up soon.

eighth grade (2018) 5/5 what a perfect, lovely film. wanted to give it a hug at the end. a kinder, gentler welcome to the dollhouse, if you're looking for a point of reference. this will be one of my favourites of the year.

gandorb, i meant to ask earlier this week - did you take your kids to see 8th grade? if so, what did they think?

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Reply #156 posted 08/26/18 5:55am

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the road movie (2018) 3.5/5 a collection of russian dashcam clips, many (all, maybe?) previously available on youtube. if that's not something you're interested in, then you'll be best off giving it a pass. but i did think it actually had a shape, a nicely edited ebb & flow, climaxing with some genuinely hilarious & exciting stuff. some of human life is found here: mostly the 'jerkiness & complete disregard for the safety of other people' parts. i think it's pretty good stuff, almost reminiscent of the great documentary 'cameraperson' from 2016 in the way it creates a coherent feel out of disconnected, random footage, though not quite in that class.

the long goodbye (1973) 3.5/5 robert altman's shaggy philp marlowe detective film. shambolic & meandering, but in a very pleasant 70s stoner-ish way. the big lebowski, inherent vice & the nice guys all have a bit of the long goodbye's dna in common.


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Reply #157 posted 08/26/18 8:58am

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Annihilation 2/10

Typical ok Natalie Portman performance and an awful beyond belief Jennifer Jason Leigh performance in a really dumb movie.
I loved Ex-Machina and figured Natalie, Oscar Isaac and director Alex Garland would deliver something interesting. Nope. One of the dumbest movies of the year directed with such a serious tone by Garland. Every few minutes i caught myself saying “really?”

A really bad movie with good critics RT rating, but also with a well deserved far lower RT audience rating.
This years batch of RT critics ratings have me scratching my head with them skewing towards the dumbing down of critics reviews. Possibly because of the inclusion of far more sources than ever such as with bloggers and vloggers and everybody else with a computer.
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Reply #158 posted 08/26/18 6:00pm

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just back from catching the 'unrestored' version of 2001 that's been making its way around the continent. i've seen 2001 a good number of times over the years, but this was the first time i was able to view it in a theatre on a big screen with a proper sound system.

& i have to say it played brilliantly. i've always been a little sympathetic to people who found it dull, because it does move at its own pace, undeniably, and if you're not in the frame of mind to go along with its rhythm, it could bore someone. but in a theatre, i found the entire thing absolutely hypnotic.

and i will also give full credit to the movie house, who played it LOUD. you could practically feel the music vibrating through your seat. i'm sure you remember that scene on the moon where the piercing sound stuns the researchers - when that came on, even though i knew it was coming, i still jumped a foot out of my seat, because that high-pitched whine practically pierced my ear-drum.

if the 'unrestored' 2001 is playing anywhere near you, i'd absolutely encourage you to go, even if you've seen it a billion times before. seeing it in a theatre is very much a different & essential experience.

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Reply #159 posted 08/26/18 6:08pm

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damosuzuki said:

just back from catching the 'unrestored' version of 2001 that's been making its way around the continent. i've seen 2001 a good number of times over the years, but this was the first time i was able to view it in a theatre on a big screen with a proper sound system.


& i have to say it played brilliantly. i've always been a little sympathetic to people who found it dull, because it does move at its own pace, undeniably, and if you're not in the frame of mind to go along with its rhythm, it could bore someone. but in a theatre, i found the entire thing absolutely hypnotic.


and i will also give full credit to the movie house, who played it LOUD. you could practically feel the music vibrating through your seat. i'm sure you remember that scene on the moon where the piercing sound stuns the researchers - when that came on, even though i knew it was coming, i still jumped a foot out of my seat, because that high-pitched whine practically pierced my ear-drum.


if the 'unrestored' 2001 is playing anywhere near you, i'd absolutely encourage you to go, even if you've seen it a billion times before. seeing it in a theatre is very much a different & essential experience.




Did you see it on film or digital projection? The theaters where i am have nights where they play classic older movies with “state of the art” digital projection. The results are usually mostly worse than the big screen i have at home.
Digital projection isn’t going anywhere and it’s what’s keeping theaters alive, but they need work. They need to at least surpass what some viewers have at home.
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Reply #160 posted 08/26/18 6:50pm

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

damosuzuki said:

just back from catching the 'unrestored' version of 2001 that's been making its way around the continent. i've seen 2001 a good number of times over the years, but this was the first time i was able to view it in a theatre on a big screen with a proper sound system.

& i have to say it played brilliantly. i've always been a little sympathetic to people who found it dull, because it does move at its own pace, undeniably, and if you're not in the frame of mind to go along with its rhythm, it could bore someone. but in a theatre, i found the entire thing absolutely hypnotic.

and i will also give full credit to the movie house, who played it LOUD. you could practically feel the music vibrating through your seat. i'm sure you remember that scene on the moon where the piercing sound stuns the researchers - when that came on, even though i knew it was coming, i still jumped a foot out of my seat, because that high-pitched whine practically pierced my ear-drum.

if the 'unrestored' 2001 is playing anywhere near you, i'd absolutely encourage you to go, even if you've seen it a billion times before. seeing it in a theatre is very much a different & essential experience.

Did you see it on film or digital projection? The theaters where i am have nights where they play classic older movies with “state of the art” digital projection. The results are usually mostly worse than the big screen i have at home. Digital projection isn’t going anywhere and it’s what’s keeping theaters alive, but they need work. They need to at least surpass what some viewers have at home.

it was on film. this is part of the restoration overseen by christopher nolan, the intent being that audiences would see the film the same way it was seen in '68.

it looked perfect to me.

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Reply #161 posted 08/27/18 6:50am

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Hereditary 2 / 10

The Quiet Place 8 / 10

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Reply #162 posted 08/27/18 1:21pm

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damosuzuki said:



Ugot2shakesumthin said:


damosuzuki said:

just back from catching the 'unrestored' version of 2001 that's been making its way around the continent. i've seen 2001 a good number of times over the years, but this was the first time i was able to view it in a theatre on a big screen with a proper sound system.


& i have to say it played brilliantly. i've always been a little sympathetic to people who found it dull, because it does move at its own pace, undeniably, and if you're not in the frame of mind to go along with its rhythm, it could bore someone. but in a theatre, i found the entire thing absolutely hypnotic.


and i will also give full credit to the movie house, who played it LOUD. you could practically feel the music vibrating through your seat. i'm sure you remember that scene on the moon where the piercing sound stuns the researchers - when that came on, even though i knew it was coming, i still jumped a foot out of my seat, because that high-pitched whine practically pierced my ear-drum.


if the 'unrestored' 2001 is playing anywhere near you, i'd absolutely encourage you to go, even if you've seen it a billion times before. seeing it in a theatre is very much a different & essential experience.




Did you see it on film or digital projection? The theaters where i am have nights where they play classic older movies with “state of the art” digital projection. The results are usually mostly worse than the big screen i have at home. Digital projection isn’t going anywhere and it’s what’s keeping theaters alive, but they need work. They need to at least surpass what some viewers have at home.

it was on film. this is part of the restoration overseen by christopher nolan, the intent being that audiences would see the film the same way it was seen in '68.


it looked perfect to me.



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Reply #163 posted 08/27/18 3:38pm

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I saw 2001 in a movie theater back in the '70s... razz grandpa

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Reply #164 posted 08/27/18 3:54pm

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Black KKKlansman. Great movie. 5 stars. I cannot wait to see it again!

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Reply #165 posted 08/28/18 1:04am

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Hereditary starstarstarstar

A little bit overrated (like Get Out last year but also a great movie) but still I think its a great movie and beautifully filmed.

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Reply #166 posted 08/28/18 1:23am

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damosuzuki said:

Ugot2shakesumthin said:

damosuzuki said: Did you see it on film or digital projection? The theaters where i am have nights where they play classic older movies with “state of the art” digital projection. The results are usually mostly worse than the big screen i have at home. Digital projection isn’t going anywhere and it’s what’s keeping theaters alive, but they need work. They need to at least surpass what some viewers have at home.

it was on film. this is part of the restoration overseen by christopher nolan, the intent being that audiences would see the film the same way it was seen in '68.

it looked perfect to me.


I saw this version of the movie a couple of weeks ago and it blew the recent remasters out of the water! Much more vibrant and lifely.
I was only familiar woth my old Betamax home video version that I wore out in the 80's and the recent 4K Bluray which is also awesome but not the experience as the unrestored Chris Nolan version.

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Reply #167 posted 08/28/18 3:47am

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JorisE73 said:

damosuzuki said:

it was on film. this is part of the restoration overseen by christopher nolan, the intent being that audiences would see the film the same way it was seen in '68.

it looked perfect to me.


I saw this version of the movie a couple of weeks ago and it blew the recent remasters out of the water! Much more vibrant and lifely.
I was only familiar woth my old Betamax home video version that I wore out in the 80's and the recent 4K Bluray which is also awesome but not the experience as the unrestored Chris Nolan version.

glad to hear you enjoyed it too. i'm probably going to sneak out again today to catch it. seems like the right thing to do, since this is possibly the last chance i'll have to see it properly.

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Reply #168 posted 08/28/18 3:51am

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only lovers left alive (2013) 4 - jim jarmusch's vampire film. you may not need another vampire film in your life, but jarmusch's take is nicely meditative, & a bit of a skewering of hipster culture.


dominion (2018) 4.5 if you've spent any time reading or watching documentaries about how we pen completely innocent animals into dismal structures & inflict the worst sort of miseries on them, then none of this will be new to you. if you eat meat & you don't know these things, then i think you should watch this documentary with an open mind.

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Reply #169 posted 08/28/18 4:13am

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damosuzuki said:

JorisE73 said:


I saw this version of the movie a couple of weeks ago and it blew the recent remasters out of the water! Much more vibrant and lifely.
I was only familiar woth my old Betamax home video version that I wore out in the 80's and the recent 4K Bluray which is also awesome but not the experience as the unrestored Chris Nolan version.

glad to hear you enjoyed it too. i'm probably going to sneak out again today to catch it. seems like the right thing to do, since this is possibly the last chance i'll have to see it properly.


I wish I could see it again! These things should be standard practice these days.

People like Christopher Nolan, J.J. Abrams and Quentin Tarantino have numeruos prints of older movies collectively that should be screened around the world on a weekly basis lol
Imagine an original print of Kubrick's Barry Lyndon that would be amazing.

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Reply #170 posted 08/28/18 5:49pm

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Princess Mononoke (1997) - On a journey to find the cure for a Tatarigami's curse, A----aka finds himself in the middle of a war between the forest gods and Tatara, a mining colony. In this quest he also meets San, the Mononoke Hime.

Of all the Studio Ghibli movies I've seen, this one is my favorite. 5/5




Chungking Express (1994) - Two melancholy Hong Kong policemen fall in love: one with a mysterious female underworld figure, the other with a beautiful and ethereal server at a late-night restaurant he frequents.

I would have liked this more if I knew more about it beforehand. The second storyline had more appeal than the first which I'd like to investigate further. 3.5/5




In the Realm of the Senses (1976) - A passionate telling of the story of Sada Abe, a woman whose affair with her master led to a sexual obsession which then came to a violent end.

This is one dirty movie. 3.5/5

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Reply #171 posted 08/28/18 5:51pm

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RodeoSchro said:

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The big difference is Queen Margot is a much more sympathetic character. She doesn't kill anyone, much less children and then blame it on the help.



I'm glad y'all made me watch the one with bloodshed and subterfuge!


I thought for sure the unlikable protagonist would rub you the wrong way. lol

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Reply #172 posted 08/29/18 11:35am

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RodeoSchro said:



I'm glad y'all made me watch the one with bloodshed and subterfuge!


I thought for sure the unlikable protagonist would rub you the wrong way. lol




She was my kind of villain. Plus, she had a Sitting Couch!

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Reply #173 posted 08/30/18 12:34pm

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I watched "Rio Bravo" last week. What a great movie!

How are you going to beat a cast of good guys that includes John Wayne, Dean Martin, Walter Brennan and Ricky Nelson? You can't, you just can't!

What if you add Angie Dickinson as the romantic leading lady, and Claude Akins as the bad guy? Holy moley, you've reached Movie Nirvana!

Everyone should watch this movie. It's awesome.

I rate "Rio Bravo" as 5 Silver Dollars In A Spitoon out of a possible 5 Silver Dollars In A Spitoon.

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Reply #174 posted 08/30/18 1:26pm

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

I went to a late-night IMAX screening for this new restored version and had the entire theater to myself! It was one of the greatest cinematic experiences of my life. 5/5

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Reply #175 posted 08/30/18 7:24pm

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

I went to a late-night IMAX screening for this new restored version and had the entire theater to myself! It was one of the greatest cinematic experiences of my life. 5/5

nice. i saw it twice here this week, but only on our local 'fake imax' screen. our imax theatre is a thing of the past, unfortunately. i briefly toyed with the idea of taking a mini-vacation to toronto to catch the imax screening there, but i eventually settled on that probably being a fairly stupid thing to do. lol

sweet sweetback's baadasssss song (1971) 3/5 weird & incoherent at times to the point of being impenetrable, at least to me. this honestly played alost like an art-house film as much as it did 70s exploitation - like if guy maddin decided to do a shaft remake or something. it bored me quite a bit in the early going, but it had a nice jolt of energy in the second half, helped along by some music from earth wind & fire. a bit too frustrating to truly recommend as a movie, but worth a look if your interested in it as a period piece & in its place in exploitation & black film.

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Reply #176 posted 08/30/18 8:14pm

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damosuzuki said:

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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)

I went to a late-night IMAX screening for this new restored version and had the entire theater to myself! It was one of the greatest cinematic experiences of my life. 5/5

nice. i saw it twice here this week, but only on our local 'fake imax' screen. our imax theatre is a thing of the past, unfortunately. i briefly toyed with the idea of taking a mini-vacation to toronto to catch the imax screening there, but i eventually settled on that probably being a fairly stupid thing to do. lol


I really should have thanked you in my initial post because it was your rave review of the rerelease which made me search for screenings in my area. And while I didn't have to travel as far a distance as from Winnipeg to Toronto, lol I did make a somewhat costly commute outside of New York to the IMAX theater in Westchester county paying extra for tolls, gas and the theater's parking garage. But it was worth it for my own private screening of this classic in a real IMAX theater.

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Reply #177 posted 08/30/18 8:15pm

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Nico, 1988 (2017) - The last year of singer Nico's life, as she tours and grapples with addiction and personal demons.

I'm kind of over artist biopics, but this one wasn't bad. It gave me an insightful look at Nico via a nuanced portrayal by Trine Dyrholm. 3.5/5

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Reply #178 posted 08/31/18 8:55am

PaperCoach

The last film that this "Passenger" saw really liked. I was intrigued by the plot.

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Reply #179 posted 08/31/18 9:50am

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Only God Forgives (2013)

Beautifully shot, plenty of action, tension, sensuality, and "aura." But director Nicolas Winding Refn got too cute for his own good and ruined the final act. Performances from Ryan Gosling and Kristin Scott Thomas were wasted in the process. But I'll say this -- Vithaya Pansringarm was the true standout as the "villain." I hope to see him in more films.

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