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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby iar » Sat Apr 21, 2012 5:12 am

qbin2001 wrote:
peaked&confused wrote:The Birds (1963).
Watched another one of those movies about a small, picture perfect town which comes to grip with an unprovoked menace, complete with an interestingly named character.


I love "Birds"! Seen so many times...

My last film: Shutter Island - great movie.


I watched Psycho last week... masterpiece. Everything about it is fantastic. Even my little sister, so accustomed to the gore of today's horror films, loved it and was genuinely scared in parts. You know, I've seen parts of it countless times but never sat down to watch the entire thing from beginning to end. What struck me the most was the way that Hitchcock's direction looks effortless. And yet, it is full of clever angles, tricks, subtleties. Loved it.

I watched Cabin in the Woods earlier this week. I confess that I'm quite a fan of Joss Whedon because he doesn't take sci-fi too seriously. Although Cabin the Woods is essentially quite bland, parts of the concept were interesting and it salvaged itself by being pretty funny in places. My biggest gripe? They used Marilyn Manson's 'I Put A Spell On You' in the trailer... Whyyyyy oh whyyyyy?? You're making an indirect statement that this will live up to the horrors of Lost Highway :lol: (It didn't.)
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Indifferent43 » Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:44 pm

Pi

Was definitely influenced by Eraserhead.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Indifferent43 » Sun Apr 22, 2012 6:25 am

Jacob's Ladder. Much of the imagery was influenced by Francis Bacon's art. Very interesting film.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Carl » Mon Apr 23, 2012 12:02 pm

Water For Elephants made it to HBO. Pleasant,old fashioned 'dark circus' film, much influenced by the wonderful Carnivale series of fond memory. Robert Pattinson was fine, as he was in Remembe Me. Reese Witherspoon, miscast, was merely adequate.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Rebel » Wed May 02, 2012 1:26 am

Elvis Meets Nixon- Richard Beymer and The Great Star as well, Tony Curtis also starred in this film, just caught a glimpse of this film, has anyone seen it? I wanna check it out, need to check the whole film.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Melong » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:49 pm

Django Unchained.

Loved it.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Carl » Sat Mar 09, 2013 12:41 pm

Well, it was gonna be Winter's Bone, but the $5 BRD wouldn't play the feature. :cry:
So, Rowing With The Wind, 1988
Hugh Grant is barely adequate as Byron, but the girls are swell. Good bio-pic, not terribly accurate, but they got the characteizations right. The 'alter ego' twist of the Creature is tidily developed as an adjunct. 7/10, the best 'Haunted Summer' film I have seen.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Carl » Fri Mar 15, 2013 12:50 pm

Mabuse, Der Spieler pt.1
I'm a Fritz Lang fan. This is interesting, but too slow.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby BOB1 » Thu Oct 23, 2014 4:51 pm

I recently rewatched American Beauty after almost 15 years.

Found it even better now than then. For me everything in this film works. Each of the main characters (Kevin Spacey and his wife, his daughter and the guy with a camera, the blonde girl and the military father) convinces me 100%, I can relate to them, I care about them, I find myself in them (or against them). The visual qualities of the film are not meant to be mind-blowing but they remain in my head and they bear meanings so it is not only beautiful to watch but it all seems to have a deeper connection to more universal things. The music is very subtle, nothing to remember really but serves the purpose just right. The mood... I get lost in it completely. Perfect film.

I'm about to rewatch Usual Suspects, too (also haven't seen it since about 2000) so I'll have a good recollection of Spacey's Oscars ;)
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Carl » Fri Oct 24, 2014 10:53 am

The last interesting one was Her. Good characterizations and acting all around. Too slow, however, and extremely derivative, like something from the late 80s..
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Clyde » Sat Mar 14, 2015 10:03 am

I re-watched Citizen Kane. It never fails to dazzle.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Mb3 » Tue Mar 31, 2015 6:17 pm

Dancer in the Dark
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Carl » Tue Apr 14, 2015 11:07 am

Dancer... is on my short List; Van Trier is all over the place artistically, but I loved Melancholia and much liked Breaking The Waves.
Shogun My wife and I waxed real nostalgic.Still the best Miniseries.
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Re: Last Film You Watched

Postby Mb3 » Tue Apr 14, 2015 3:35 pm

Nymphomaniac (1&2)

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