Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
The Manchurian Candidate
The Sweet Hereafter
The Lighthouse. Man, what a ride. I think I enjoyed it. It certainly was riveting.
heh, you're talking about 3 of my absolute horror favorites, here. I've seen The Others actually called a ripoff of The Innocents (which it isn't). It certainly shares a lot with it - especially the children and their demeanor and role in the story), but it goes somewhere else entirely.
What all 3 share is a female lead who is highly neurotic, suggestible, confused by the events of the story and probably not a reliable narrator, and who gets a lot of screen time.
I would say the Others is closer to the Haunting in this way
The Others certainly featured a haunted house, it was just a matter of who was actually doing the haunting
I know it's an older movie, but I don't want to spoil something crucial to anyone who hasn't seen the Others, which I think is fantastic.
For the first time in many years.
Just AMAZING. It'd been so long. I rediscovered it.
Saw it in HD for the first time.
I love this film.
The blu ray upgrade was revelatory imo. Especially the audio, but the video also. If you haven't watched the Spanish version (on the same blu-ray), I recommend it. In fact with the exception of the incomparable Lugosi, I prefer the Spanish version (with subtitles!)
I Believe In Miracles
Jonny Owen's superb 2015 documentary.
That’s my favorite movie of the '90s.
Fearless with Jeff Bridges 1993.
First time seeing it. Wasn't bad.
Killing of a Chinese Bookie - My first Cassavetes film. I watched the extended version first without even realizing there were two versions. God bless Criterion. The longer version had some nice meditative moments, but it also was a bit repetitive and had some dead spots. The shorter version is more kinetic but I think it goes a little too lean and makes some unnecessary attempts to clarify things that didn't need to be clarified. I think the perfect version is somewhere in the middle, but it's still a very interesting movie, especially after hearing Ben Gazzara talk about how it's all a giant metaphor for Cassavetes struggles as a film maker. I especially liked how they portrayed the gangsters as a group-think collective. Of course, having Seymour Cassel and Timothy Carey as the gangsters helped immeasurably, as does the fleshly presence of Haji and the incredible Alice Friedland.
Not sure I am ready to go out and devour Cassavete's entire oeuvre, but I really enjoyed this. Gazzara, as ever, is great.
Haven't seen the remake with Denzel but the original could scarcely be improved upon.
Rebecca [Criterion] 1940
Greta. Aside from the unoriginal idea, poor acting/writing/directing, it was pretty good.
The Circus (documentary) 2018
American Experience - PBS
One of the all time greats, especially if you have the Murnau foundation expanded restoration from a few years ago.
I watched in HD On Demand. Blu-ray supposed to arrive today, ordered it after watching.
From Paris With Love
...still the absolute BEST Dracula...
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