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

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

  1. mBen989

    mBen989 Forum Resident

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    The Manchurian Candidate
     
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  2. Hexwood

    Hexwood Forum Resident

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    The Sweet Hereafter
     
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  3. thegage

    thegage Forum Currency Nerd

    The Lighthouse. Man, what a ride. I think I enjoyed it. It certainly was riveting.

    JohnK
     
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  4. Tim S

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    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.
     
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  5. Fastnbulbous

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    Which version?
     
  6. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    DRACULA.
    For the first time in many years.
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    Just AMAZING. It'd been so long. I rediscovered it.
    Saw it in HD for the first time.
    I love this film.
     
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  7. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    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!)
     
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  8. PCM7027

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    I Believe In Miracles
    Jonny Owen's superb 2015 documentary.

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  9. Monosterio

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    That’s my favorite movie of the '90s.
     
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  10. carrolls

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    Fearless with Jeff Bridges 1993.
    First time seeing it. Wasn't bad.
     
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  11. Holerbot6000

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    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.
     
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  12. mBen989

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    The original.
     
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  13. Fastnbulbous

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    :edthumbs:
    Haven't seen the remake with Denzel but the original could scarcely be improved upon.
     
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  14. longdist01

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    Rebecca [Criterion] 1940
    Alfred Hitchcock
     
  15. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

  16. HairyWeimer

    HairyWeimer I can resist anything but temptation.

    Metropolis 1926
     
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  17. Klavier

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    Greta. Aside from the unoriginal idea, poor acting/writing/directing, it was pretty good. :)
     
  18. xdawg

    xdawg Skating away...........

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    "Shazam!"
     
  19. longdist01

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    The Circus (documentary) 2018
    American Experience - PBS
     
  20. moomoomoomoo

    moomoomoomoo Senior Member

    One of the all time greats, especially if you have the Murnau foundation expanded restoration from a few years ago.
     
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  21. longdist01

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    (documentary) 2018
     
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  22. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. Forum Resident

    I watched in HD On Demand. Blu-ray supposed to arrive today, ordered it after watching.
     
  23. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    From Paris With Love
     
  24. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    what format?
     
  25. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    ...still the absolute BEST Dracula...
     
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