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

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

  1. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    That was one of my favorite movies I saw last year. Too bad it didn't have more distribution.
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  2. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. A music lover.

    I saw a couple movies for the first time last night.
    I saw Breathless, from 1960, with Jean Seberg.
    I thought it was excellent, save a scene in the bedroom of her and the guy Michel talking; it seemed interminable; after a while I worried the rest of the movie would end there; thankfully it didn't.

    The way most of the movie was filmed, and the pace early on (the first 20 minutes? or so) was just fantastic.
    It definitely had style.
    And good dialogue and messages about human nature, for me.
    Fantastic end dialogue! :)

    Then afterward I saw Night and The City, from 1950.
    This was a very interesting and different kind of film noir for me, as I've never seen one that incorporated wrestling into it.
    It was fantastic. Not exactly a feel-good movie.
    And the cinematography was GREAT - incredible in many scenes.

    Both great moves that I wish I owned, as I would certainly enjoy seeing them again.
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  3. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    "DOA: Dead or Alive" (2006)
    Four lovely female fighters (incl. Jaime "My Name is Earl" Pressly and Holly "Neighbours" Valance) receive invites to a secret no-holds-barred martial arts tournament held on a secluded island, with a $10 million prize for the last one standing. Lots of a** is kicked in this cartoonish video-game adaptation which plays like a generic, store-brand version of a "Mortal Kombat" flick, with way more T&A. Therefore I was entertained.
  4. Bachtoven

    Bachtoven Forum Resident

    The Good Liar.
  5. hyntsonsvmse

    hyntsonsvmse Johnny Guitar

    Tonights double feature starts withy the very disturbing, Nightcrawler. I do like Jake Gyllenhaal, he's one of the best actors around. I thought he deserved an Oscar nomination for his psychopathic role in Nightcrawler.
    I do wish the studios would maximise JG prodigious talents. He was brilliant in Velvet Buzzsaw and Prisoners.
    Nightcrawler is a very special movie that demands repeat viewing.
    But not too often.
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  6. CDFanatic

    CDFanatic Forum Resident

    Vancouver Island
    The Boys From Brazil
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  7. The Pinhead

    The Pinhead SUDACA ROÑOSO

    Invisible Man 2020
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  8. CDFanatic

    CDFanatic Forum Resident

    Vancouver Island
    Thanks for the recommendation.I'll keep my eyes open for this.
  9. harmonica98

    harmonica98 Forum Resident

    London, UK
    Léon Morin, Prêtre (1961) on Mubi, the last of the Melville season that I haven't seen before. Not sure if I wasn't in the right mood but this didn't connect with me. Gorgeous 4K restoration though.
  10. Borgia

    Borgia Do not speak wisely of this night

    Just got done with 1917. Pretty good.
  11. ando here

    ando here Forum Resident

    North Pole
    You could tell Price was having fun on this one. Made it that more enjoyable. A hoot for Shakespeare lovers. :)

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  12. Staxus

    Staxus Senior Member


    Was a Sunday afternoon matinee
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  13. Jeff Minn

    Jeff Minn Senior Member

    Midwest USA
    1917 (2019) :thumbsup:
  14. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Lots of places it went straight to streaming platforms or it played in festivals then disappeared. There's a whole queue of people waiting to sue Gilliam and releasing the film in certain territories gives them an avenue.
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    GLUDFSSR Senior Member

    Los Angeles, CA
    Just finished
    Super 8
    Reminded me of one of those 80’s movies.
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  16. keefer1970

    keefer1970 Metal, Movies, Beer!

    New Jersey
    "Alice, Sweet Alice" (1976)
    A tightly wound Italian-Catholic family comes apart at the seams in 1961 New Jersey, when their youngest daughter (a pre-teen Brooke Shields, in her film debut) is murdered on the day of her first Communion and her weird, withdrawn older sister becomes the prime suspect.
    An effective psychological thriller, loaded with disturbing religious imagery/symbolism and atmosphere. They don't make'em like this anymore.
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  17. Jerrika

    Jerrika Mysterious Ways

    Country Strong
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  18. John B Good

    John B Good Forum Hall Of Fame

    NS, Canada
    Malcolm X

    First time seeing it, and I'd call it a masterpiece.
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  19. Jimmy B.

    Jimmy B. A music lover.

  20. shadowcurtain

    shadowcurtain Forum Resident

    Raleigh, NC
    - the original with Pete & Dud...
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  21. Steve Minkin

    Steve Minkin Senior Member

    Healdsburg CA


    SILVER LININGS PLAYBOOK (2012) – (David O Russell)

    Outstanding romantic comedy! Almost every character in the film is near the edge, on the edge, or over the edge. It's a rare movie that can deal unflinchingly with serious issues like mental illness and provide as many genuine laughs and Aha!-smiles as this one does. An unusual movie that succeeds because of some great performances.

    Bradley Cooper – yes, Bradley Cooper -- plays a bi-polar substitute teacher getting out of an asylum for beating up the man he caught in the shower with his wife, wrestling with taking his meds, staying out of the loony-bin, and obsessively determined to reunite with his wife.

    Jennifer Lawrence is the woman he runs into, neurotic and depressed over the death of her husband, which she responded to by screwing everybody in the office. She delivers a bravura performance, for which she won the Academy Award, sharp elbows, cutting words, achingly vulnerable, calculating, all in seconds.

    Robert DeNiro is Bradley's character's father, a bookie whose whole life revolves around the Philadelphia Eagles, superstitious to the extent that he believes the actions of the people around him affect the outcomes of the Eagles games, OCD, and yet conscious of need to close the distance between himself and his son.

    The finale revolves around a parlay bet involving an Eagles game and a dance contest, and descends into schlock only at the very end, by which time – after all the stress of being around all these crazy people – we're ready for it.

    A great rom-com with serious underpinnings, and a great date movie.
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  22. Mylene

    Mylene Senior Member

    Bugsy (1991) Benny Siegel a paranoid, psychotic gangster goes to Hollywood for 'four weeks' to sort out some business and decides to build a hotel in las Vegas. What could possibly go wrong? Annette Benning's character is even crazier than Sharon Stone's in Casino. After about three quarters of a hour everything turns into a screwball comedy with Beatty and Benning becoming Gable and Lombard until someone has to get killed. Although James Toback (Fingers, The Pickup Artist) wrote it a lot actually happens so it's different to most of his writing. Ennio Moricone's most American score.
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  23. Deuce66

    Deuce66 Senior Member

    Hobbs and Shaw: 3/5 - good mindless action flick with one of the worst scene continuity screwups ever for a big budget movie.

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  24. The Pinhead

    The Pinhead SUDACA ROÑOSO

    The Call Of The Wild; too emo and all of the animals were blatanly CGI.
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  25. harmonica98

    harmonica98 Forum Resident

    London, UK
    'Lady Vengeance' (2005) on Mubi - final part of the revenge trilogy and the weakest IMO. Great cinematography though.

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