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AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
3,026
2,114
Lancashire
Agreed. Linda Fiorentino should've had a much better/longer career in Hollywood. Unfortunately, it seems her real-life personality may have been not too dissimilar from her movie persona. Last I heard, she was involved in a real-life Last Seduction-like incident in which she seduced an FBI agent to provide her with confidential information about her boyfriend.
She was a fox that woman, her and Gina Gershon always seemed to play these dangerous but incredibly sexy women who had a real substance on screen other than just "oh the hero needs a wife/girlfriend so this is her"
 
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A Night at the Opera

Marx Bros. at their finest. The movie departs from the ultra-zany, "throw anything at the wall and see what sticks" approach of Duck Soup and instead emphasizes quality over quantity - not to mention a coherent and lineal plot. Groucho's one-liners are killers. So many classic and memorable scenes in this movie, such as the contract signing, the ship cabin, and the bearded disguises. My only complaint(s) would be that perhaps some of the song and dance numbers extend a bit too long, and Groucho is largely absent from the movie's final Act.

Rating: 8.5-9/10.
 
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AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
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2,114
Lancashire
The Virgin Spring

Another favourite of mine, set in Medieval Sweden a young woman on her way to a church to deliver some candles for her father, is raped and murdered by some goat herders who unknowingly seek refuge in the home of the womans family, the parents soon find discover their guests crime and the father takes his revenge.

Classic film, it was later remade in the 70's in an American modern setting as Wes Cravens debut film "The Last House on the Left"
 
Jul 29, 2012
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3,775
Belfast, Ireland
The Virgin Spring

Another favourite of mine, set in Medieval Sweden a young woman on her way to a church to deliver some candles for her father, is raped and murdered by some goat herders who unknowingly seek refuge in the home of the womans family, the parents soon find discover their guests crime and the father takes his revenge.

Classic film, it was later remade in the 70's in an American modern setting as Wes Cravens debut film "The Last House on the Left"
Great film
 
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BigBone

Sugalowda!
Jun 13, 2012
11,243
1,921
Tycho Station
The Irishman (2019)


What year is this? - asks Agent Cooper with a bent back, feeling just as old and confused as he looks in the Twin Peaks revival. Do you feel any remorse? - fact-based character Frank Sheeran is asked in The Irishman, and is similarly unsure of the answer. David Lynch and Martin Scorsese are clearly having a conversation between their old, mortal self and their legacy, and neither is sure what to make of it. So much like Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, they decide to deconstruct their own career craft, stripping their characters of genre tropes and boundaries, and put them into reality, in slow, melancholic pace. And yet: there was not a dull moment over 3,5 hours and I didn't notice ppl. even taking a bathroom break, as so many little details, in-jokes and great acting rushed through this epic in no time.

And the Oscar goes to... Joe Pesci! What an incredible performance, he's the heart and soul of this one, and we get plenty of well deserved De Niro - Pacino time - about time FFS! Fantastic acting all around with the likes of Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale or Stephen Graham reduced to side-show - if you dig Scorsese's and the three actors' body of work and can handle the pace of The Assassination of Jesse James..., this one will be a treat for you! I'm glad I went to the cinemas for this one, fuck US distributors keeping this one out of multiplexes. The Irishman clearly belongs on the Big Screen, although it could've also gone 8-hour miniseries route and I would've still watched in in one or two sittings.

Tech ppl. did an incredible job de-aging actors (fortunately not by too many decades), so not a hint of CGI, though De Niro's blue eyes bothered me a bit. Other times story jumped a little too abruptly and took a little time to say identify Anna Paquin as the same person that appeared as a child a few scenes earlier (literally zero resemblance between her and child actress Lucy Gallina, I mean WTF?). And much like with another tremendous effort, Fitzcarraldo, I need some time to digest this one before calling it masterpiece or something. One thing is for sure: I've enjoyed the shit out of The Irishman and can't wait to revisit it on Netflix. Thank you, Marty. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (in theaters)
 

Pedderrs

Starspawn
Jun 1, 2012
22,684
14,994
30
United Kingdom
The Irishman (2019)


What year is this? - asks Agent Cooper with a bent back, feeling just as old and confused as he looks in the Twin Peaks revival. Do you feel any remorse? - fact-based character Frank Sheeran is asked in The Irishman, and is similarly unsure of the answer. David Lynch and Martin Scorsese are clearly having a conversation between their old, mortal self and their legacy, and neither is sure what to make of it. So much like Clint Eastwood in Gran Torino, they decide to deconstruct their own career craft, stripping their characters of genre tropes and boundaries, and put them into reality, in slow, melancholic pace. And yet: there was not a dull moment over 3,5 hours and I didn't notice ppl. even taking a bathroom break, as so many little details, in-jokes and great acting rushed through this epic in no time.

And the Oscar goes to... Joe Pesci! What an incredible performance, he's the heart and soul of this one, and we get plenty of well deserved De Niro - Pacino time - about time FFS! Fantastic acting all around with the likes of Harvey Keitel, Bobby Cannavale or Stephen Graham reduced to side-show - if you dig Scorsese's and the three actors' body of work and can handle the pace of The Assassination of Jesse James..., this one will be a treat for you! I'm glad I went to the cinemas for this one, fuck US distributors keeping this one out of multiplexes. The Irishman clearly belongs on the Big Screen, although it could've also gone 8-hour miniseries route and I would've still watched in in one or two sittings.

Tech ppl. did an incredible job de-aging actors (fortunately not by too many decades), so not a hint of CGI, though De Niro's blue eyes bothered me a bit. Other times story jumped a little too abruptly and took a little time to say identify Anna Paquin as the same person that appeared as a child a few scenes earlier (literally zero resemblance between her and child actress Lucy Gallina, I mean WTF?). And much like with another tremendous effort, Fitzcarraldo, I need some time to digest this one before calling it masterpiece or something. One thing is for sure: I've enjoyed the shit out of The Irishman and can't wait to revisit it on Netflix. Thank you, Marty. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED (in theaters)
Nice.

I went to the cinema to see this too but the audio was terrible. I'm watching it again on Friday.
 
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AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
3,026
2,114
Lancashire
Inglourious Basterds

Now I have to admit I'm not the biggest Tarantino fan, I like some of his films but this isn't one of them, it has it's moments but in typical Tarantino fashion it's too long, too much unneeded chit chat and generally self indulgent. Christoph Waltz was a good point about the film as was Melanie Laurent as the vengeful Jewish girl but my word it felt every one of it's 2 and a half hour running time.

We'll be watching Django tomorrow as neither of us have seen that one.
 
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Deebo

"Messkin" Deebo
Jun 5, 2013
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Show dem balls bro
Inglourious Basterds

Now I have to admit I'm not the biggest Tarantino fan, I like some of his films but this isn't one of them, it has it's moments but in typical Tarantino fashion it's too long, too much unneeded chit chat and generally self indulgent. Christoph Waltz was a good point about the film as was Melanie Laurent as the vengeful Jewish girl but my word it felt every one of it's 2 and a half hour running time.

We'll be watching Django tomorrow as neither of us have seen that one.

 

AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
3,026
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Lancashire
That's better than that southern accent he was attempting throughout the film, I've got a feeling I'm not going to enjoy Django tonight either, just from looking at it's running time I know it's going to be too long.

Guarantee that's one of my criticisms later :yep
 
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AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
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Lancashire
Django Unchained

I actually enjoyed that, Christoph Waltz was brilliant again though the film did have the usual Tarantino lull where they meet Candie but definitely one of QT's better films.
 
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DB Cooper

peel me a grape
May 17, 2013
18,470
6,643
Easy Rider

Great film about two fellas who make a load of cash after smuggling and selling cocaine and decide to go on a road trip from LA to New Orleans for Mardi Gras. Brilliant soundtrack too.
Legendary movie :good
 
Jun 1, 2013
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Running with the Devil (2019)

It's basically a film that follows 10kgs of coke from leaf to crossing the Canadian boarder and Nicolas Cage has to find out who is cutting it with bad shit somewhere in the chain. The Trailer makes it look more suspenseful and action packed than it is, it's like a poundland epiode of breaking bad without the character development.
 

AntG

Scaredy Bat
Nov 16, 2012
3,026
2,114
Lancashire
I like Inglorious Basterds.

The scene in the downstairs bar is really good imo.
It has good moments but that's the frustrating thing with Tarantino films, he's proven with Reservoir Dogs, Pulp Fiction and Jackie Brown he can make excellent films but after Jackie Brown it feels like they're out of control and too indulgent. Sometimes I feel like somebody needs to sit and go through the script with him and say "does this scene need to be this long" or " does this scene even need to be in it" sometimes it's as if he's put stuff in there because he thinks it's cool or like he's leaving little Easter Eggs for film buffs to spot or just lines for dickheads to quote.

The thing I love about Reservoir Dogs for instance is how simple it is and it's to the point, someone should have a word in his ear and say "Quentin, not every film needs to be 2 1/2 to 3 hours long you know" It's like I really like moments of The Hateful Eight but I reckon he could have made it better as a 2 hour film, same with Django, I was really enjoying it and then it's like it's hit a wall and then he's rushed the ending so I don't end up loving it as much as I would have done.