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The last movie you watched was...? (take five)

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.

  1. jason88cubs

    jason88cubs Forum Resident

  2. ed carter

    ed carter Forum Resident

    Los Angeles
    Moonrise on Criterion.
    Noir-ish drama. Dane Clark can't live down the legacy of his father's hanging. Spectacular, brooding cinematography, razor-sharp transfer, terrific writing.
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  3. Django

    Django Forum Resident

    Dublin, Ireland
    I'm watching escape to athena. Not the best of films, but it looks great & has a cool soundtrack by Lalo Schifrin.
  4. Moshe

    Moshe Forum Resident

    The Last Detail (1973)
  5. harmonica98

    harmonica98 Forum Resident

    London, UK
    'Songs My Brothers Taught Me' (2015) on Mubi - excellent debut feature from Chloé Zhao, now of 'Nomadland' fame.
  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    The Purge (2013) dvd
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  7. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    American Pie Presents: The Book of Love
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  8. wwaldmanfan

    wwaldmanfan Born In The 50's

    Hard Eight (1999) Dir. Paut Thomas Anderson on the Criterion Channel
    with Philip Baker Hall, John C. Reilly, Gwyneth Paltrow, Samuel L. Jackson, and Philip Seymour Hoffman

    Anderson's first feature film
    Ethereal Las Vegas crime story about a mysterious gambler, a drifter, a cocktail waitress, and small-time hood
    John C. and Gwyneth are not my favorite actors, but Philip Baker Hall is rocks this movie, he is riveting

    Gwyneth Paltrow in Hard Eight
  9. Spitfire

    Spitfire Senior Member

    Pacific Northwest
    On The Rocks with Bill Murray and Rashida Jones and directed by Sofia Coppola. The critics seemed to like this a lot better than I did.
  10. gonz

    gonz Forum Resident

    Phoenix, AZ
    Wings of Desire


    Wow! The cinematography is fantastic. Story is okay. 5/5

    What filmmaking was made for, imho.
  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    White Chicks ( 2004) dvd
    Some like it Hot ( homage, it wishes ).
    But.. not bad, crude.. rude.
    Liked the dance routines. :)
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  12. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    American Pie
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  13. JonW

    JonW That's just the name of the shop, love!

    Jungfrukällan/The Virgin Spring
    I know it's well-regarded but I didn't get on with it. The good part is that it's an astonishingly powerful experience. However the religious themes are as subtle as a sledgehammer and are not for me. The characters are ciphers or caricatures and some of their actions are pretty silly if not idiotic. I realise it's a parable, but I'm not sure what lessons can be learnt from a parable in which the characters are caricatures, or worse caricatures designed to fit the lessons of the parable.
  14. townsend

    townsend Senior Member

    Ridgway, CO
    1944: 1944 (2015) - IMDb

    It was free (with commercials). A little melodramatic, but not bad. Brush up on your Estonian history. It was hell to live in Estonia during World War II. At different times, Estonians were conscripted to serve in the Red Army, and also to fight for Germany. So Estonians ended up fighting one another.

    True story: While at the University of Chicago (Ph.D., 1987), I took first-year Syriac from a Lutheran Scholar, Dr. Arthur Voobus: Arthur Võõbus - Wikipedia

    He had once taught at the University of Tartu in Estonia, and lived through many of the horrors of Soviet occupation. He passed in 1988.
  15. Jazzmonkie

    Jazzmonkie Forum Resident

    Tempe, AZ
    That Obscure Object of Desire (1977) - Luis Buñuel's last movie. His movies have a cumulative humor effect with me. The more I watch them, the funnier I find them.
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  16. Daniel Plainview

    Daniel Plainview God's Lonely Man

  17. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits....

    Very consistent film director.Seen it real time, 1977.
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  18. Jim N.

    Jim N. Get off my lawn, punk, or hear my Mossberg sing!

    So Cal

    Paul Newman, Patricia Neal, Melvyn Douglas are all superb. Even Brandon De Wilde was good it in. Never much cared for Douglas when he was younger but as he aged he became a favorite of mine. Who would have thought that Patricia Neal would live the longest after the strokes she suffered a couple of years later or that De Wilde would go first.
  19. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum alien.

    Under Capricorn.

    I saw over half of this p.o.s. movie and currently til now have resisted and fought against the urge to SMASH the f**ing thing!
    What a waste of money! What boring, lame TRASH!
    THIS is a Hitchcock film?!??

    [​IMG] :hurlleft:

  20. MikaelaArsenault

    MikaelaArsenault Forum Resident

    New Hampshire
    American Pie 2
  21. Juan Matus

    Juan Matus Reformed Audiophile

    The wife and I watched it, and I didn't know anything about it going in. I liked it for the most part. I kind of had a Wes Anderson vibe to it as well.
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  22. Al Kuenster

    Al Kuenster Forum Resident

    Las Vegas, NV - US
    News of the World 4K UHD enjoyed it.
  23. Warksman

    Warksman Well-Known Member

    Rugby, UK
    Watched the 2018 remake of Susperia for a second time recently. Kind of great, I guess.I find the final scenes leave a sad and melancholy feeling. Guess it’s a lot to do with Thom Yorke’s beautiful song Unmade soundtracking what’s happening.
  24. Nick Drake fan

    Nick Drake fan Forum Resident

    New Orleans
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  25. Kaskade10729

    Kaskade10729 Forum Resident

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