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    Point Blank (1967) - I wonder what the woman who...

    Point Blank (1967) - I wonder what the woman who wanted to sue Drive would think of this. Point Blank clamps down its protagonist even further into an id brute force, and ups the thrilling, often...
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    First quarantine reading done: Inherent Vice, my...

    First quarantine reading done: Inherent Vice, my first Pynchon. I only watched, never read, The Big Sleep, but reading this is not far from that one's lanky Hawksian enjoyability in moment-to-moment...
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    Seen only nine. Ranking would be... 1. Carrie...

    Seen only nine. Ranking would be...

    1. Carrie
    2. Phantom of the Paradise
    3. The Untouchables
    4. Mission: Impossible
    5. Hi, Mom!
    6. Sisters
    7. Obsession
    8. Greetings
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    Poll: Two of my favorite filmmakers make their worst...

    Two of my favorite filmmakers make their worst film and the result still isn't too bad (even if watching this has me realize I probably underrated The Unknown Girl a tad). Not in my place to tell if...
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    Poll: Young Ahmed (Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne)

    https://i.ytimg.com/vi/sTlhjBUikVw/maxresdefault.jpg
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    Stellar episode as it continues from the great...

    Stellar episode as it continues from the great last one, of having all four main players intersect and be on the same wavelength pacing/storytelling-wise. Only Mike seems to make peace with the role...
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    Between those two choices, definitely His Girl...

    Between those two choices, definitely His Girl Friday, one of my all-time faves.

    For more in the vein: It Happened One Night, Trouble in Paradise, Holiday (1938), Midnight (1939), The Shop Around...
  8. Poll: "Leave blood on the walls as they are, all right?...

    "Leave blood on the walls as they are, all right? I want it to stay like that, exactly as it is."

    I can't help but recall my own country at different junctures during this film. I definitely miss...
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    High Fidelity (2000) - Have strong uh-oh feeling...

    High Fidelity (2000) - Have strong uh-oh feeling during the early parts, as it seems like this is gonna be 500 Days of Summer if the lead is even more self-pitying and toxic. Somewhere though my...
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    ^That, and I am puzzled by the LOTR mention too,...

    ^That, and I am puzzled by the LOTR mention too, which makes it seems like you take the story even more seriously than the grandson. I would not say it's an outright satire or full comedy, but quite...
  11. Thread: Top 10 of 2020

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    Finally watched enough to start. 1. A Shaun...

    Finally watched enough to start.

    1. A Shaun the Sheep Movie: Farmageddon
    2. The Invisible Man
    3. Sibyl
    4. The Way Back
    5. Onward
    6. Miss Americana
    7. Emma.
    8. Deerskin
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    Even if I love Bringing Up Baby slightly more,...

    Even if I love Bringing Up Baby slightly more, there's some chance (from what I see in many circles) that she might find Hepburn's character irritating. So I think in this context The Philadelphia...
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    If you skip 4, to get a taste of how obsessed it...

    If you skip 4, to get a taste of how obsessed it is to go along with 3D craze (coming out in the same year as Avatar), this is the title sequence:


    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lOLDUQCESmE
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    https://media.giphy.com/media/JRF85A7Bcl2YU/giphy....

    https://media.giphy.com/media/JRF85A7Bcl2YU/giphy.gif

    (Borderline one of my favorite films once upon a time. A last year's rewatch makes it not that anymore, but still very good.)
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    3 > 2 > 5 > 1 >= 4 I'm torn on ranking of the...

    3 > 2 > 5 > 1 >= 4

    I'm torn on ranking of the last two because 1 has a better story but also, from my long-ago memory, is the worst-directed one? (I remember the editing and direction feeling very...
  16. Poll: Adding sci-fi spoof to the mix lessens the...

    Adding sci-fi spoof to the mix lessens the original's glorious silent comedy simplicity and its easy-going heart a bit, but that means it's just slightly below the first one, because in term of...
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    Poll: Even with the unexpected critical praise, the...

    Even with the unexpected critical praise, the film's promotional material doesn't promise much, and its initial act seems to follow suit with plot points of cliches after cliches being set up...
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    Poll: The Way Back (Gavin O'Connor)

    https://pad.mymovies.it/filmclub/2019/10/073/locandina.jpg
  19. Poll: My DCEU current ranking: 4/5 Wonder Woman ...

    My DCEU current ranking:

    4/5
    Wonder Woman

    3/5
    Birds of Prey
    Shazam!
    Man of Steel
    Justice League
  20. Poll: The trailer gives off major Deadpool-wannabe vibe...

    The trailer gives off major Deadpool-wannabe vibe that I'm mildly and pleasantly surprised that the actual film is more focused on exuberance and the lead's emotional arc than that, even if it isn't...
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    Best one since Season 3's "Chicanery" (aka Jimmy...

    Best one since Season 3's "Chicanery" (aka Jimmy vs Chuck in court). Even my past gripe of two supporting characters' lesser-told storylines resolves by combining into one pretty cackling operation....
  22. Thread: COVID-19

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    City in the Philippines plays 'The Purge'...

    City in the Philippines plays 'The Purge' announcement to enforce coronavirus curfew



    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xpcqr3RoDEQ
  23. Thread: COVID-19

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    Not to entirely disbelieve that its first wave...

    Not to entirely disbelieve that its first wave may have passed, but still skeptical of China's numbers... Its "control" extends to a lot more than population as well. (A whistleblower doctor there...
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    I didn't love this week as much as the premiere,...

    I didn't love this week as much as the premiere, but I liked how even the within-Westworld ep continues the new, more pulpy pacing and tone now, with Maeve's initial situation and final objective for...
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    Finishing off my 1968 blindspots (for now): ...

    Finishing off my 1968 blindspots (for now):

    Over the weekend I watched Teorema and Death by Hanging. I was fairly indifferent to Teorema, but watching Death by Hanging after has me appreciated it...
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