Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by Ken_McAlinden, Dec 8, 2014.
"Gods Of Egypt"
'Sympathy of Mr. Vengeance' (2002) on Mubi - the first of Park Chan-wook's vengeance trilogy. Not a patch on the middle chapter ('Old Boy') but still quite a trip.
Up The Down Staircase (1967, Robert Mulligan)
The late Sandy Dennis is an idealistic young teacher from the sticks in her first year at an inner city High School. It's what you might expect and better. The quirkiness of Dennis plays off the flat hardness of New York very well. Good cast all around. Recommended.
I have been watching a lot of movies on cable. I just noticed how much Taylor Swift looks like the prostitute in Risky Business. Not just her looks, but also the clothes she wears. I did a Google search and several other people have noticed this.
Tried to watch Baseketball yesterday. I don't normally bail on a movie but halfway in I just had to stop.
Coal Miners Daughter. I liked it.
A classic! Now I recommend "Sweet Dreams" (The Patsy Cline Story).
Sumptuous with no shortage of fake accents, some intentional.
Horse Girl on Netflix, with Alison Brie, whom I am quite fond of. She plays a young lady who is losing her mind or the subject of alien experiments. I liked it, but it’s an odd one and may not be for everyone.
A stunning stream of vignettes about Rome. Brilliant film.
Apollo 11 (2019)
going through some Pixar films started
Was surprised how much I enjoyed this. I'm not a Davidson fan(I think he's talented but hasn't done much with it) but he does really well in this one. Some funny, and touching moments.
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The sound track is fantastic too !
A Fistful of Dynamite (1971) Sergio Leone
Bringing up Baby.
What a movie. It never let's up. There's isn't a funniest movie in the history of cinema.
I never tire of it. Every character is perfectly cast.
It's a crime that its not out on bluray. Sadly criterion have optioned the movie and have no intention of releasing it (one of many classics they've optioned)
La Grande Illusion (1937): A beautifully *human* movie about war. Without judging anyone, Jean Renoir's film shows french and german soldiers and officers who, above all, try to keep some dignity and humanity alive. Very moving, often funny, above all a fantastic movie.
Election is one of my favourite films. I remember enjoying Walk the Line when I watched it years ago when it first came out. I haven't seen any of the other films you've listed. I have to admit there's something about Reese Witherspoon as a person that rubs the wrong way. I find her a bit prissy and haughty in clips I've seen of her away from film sets. Maybe it's me being irrational, haha.
Big Time Adolescence
'The Wild Goose Lake' (2019) on Mubi. Stylish Chinese crime drama - unfortunately not enough style to make up for the absence of substance.
Knives Out--loved it!
That's a great movie. The title I get a lot of laughs with. When people ask me "What's up?" I tell them "Up" is a Disney Pixar film.
The Invisible Man
Field Of Dreams
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