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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20040 on: September 21, 2009, 07:03:06 PM »
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Sugar - Sugar has a number of high points, and as far as entertainment is concerned the film certainly delivers, but as a whole the film does not feel like much more than a fairly standard story mixed with enough interesting concepts to add up to a worthwhile way to spend about two hours.

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Big Man Japan - The film is far from flawless, though I do think that the pacing is excellent, but Big Man Japan is a unique ride that is open to a plethora of readings. Any film that provides that is great in my book.

Wild Strawberries - I still don't know, but you can watch me almost try...

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20041 on: September 21, 2009, 08:41:09 PM »
Swordfish

Seriously!? SERIOUSLY!!!?!?!?

I want to punch everyone involved in this thing in the face.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20042 on: September 21, 2009, 08:47:23 PM »

Wild Strawberries - I still don't know, but you can watch me almost try...

Read the full reviews at Processed Grass.

Ugh! You've said almost nothing about Isak... you said you were going to watch this film before sleep so maybe that's why, but nevertheless he deserves more attention in any review over a sentence long.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20043 on: September 21, 2009, 08:50:48 PM »

Wild Strawberries - I still don't know, but you can watch me almost try...

Read the full reviews at Processed Grass.

Ugh! You've said almost nothing about Isak... you said you were going to watch this film before sleep so maybe that's why, but nevertheless he deserves more attention in any review over a sentence long.

He's a great character, and I wasn't really tired when I watched the film, I just need to see it again before I feel confident handling him properly.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20044 on: September 21, 2009, 09:09:18 PM »
The Informant (2009, Steven Soderbergh)

3/5

There enough moments throughout to keep me interested, but it's kind of stale overall.

I would argue that it's supposed to be stale. It's a Soderbergh experiment that completely works, to my mind.

It felt more like the 'not as captivating as usual' kind of stale from Soderbergh. I thought I'd clarify that.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20045 on: September 21, 2009, 09:11:41 PM »
La Captive (2000, Chantal Akerman)
4/5

So, you think your girlfriend as gone gay?...
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20046 on: September 21, 2009, 09:13:13 PM »
Cool to see a non-JD Akerman review. Well done.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20047 on: September 21, 2009, 09:24:32 PM »
Cool to see a non-JD Akerman review. Well done.

While not tonight, there is a second non-JD coming up. Probably tomorrow, Wednesday the latest.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20048 on: September 21, 2009, 09:37:24 PM »
I had no idea she'd done so many films! I dunno why, but JD struck me as the type of film that a person makes and then disappears.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #20049 on: September 21, 2009, 10:52:23 PM »

Jackie Brown* (Quentin Tarantino, 1997)

Middle-aged characters whose main concerns are inevitable weight-gaining, hair-loss and getting stuck with jobs they hate for another 25 years because you don't change careers in your 40s don't often get their due in Hollywood films

Indeed. That's probably what struck me the most about this viewing, how concerned it is with aging, trying to stake out your own way even if the years are getting on. Ordell has his money, Max has his thoughts about getting out of the bonds business and Jackie, well, she has a plan. I guess the people that wanted Tarantino to grow up must've skipped this movie cuz it's by far his most mature and soulful film all while grounding it firmly in a genre framework. It also contains bar none his most emotionally resonant sequence (Max Cherry: out-of-focus, alone). Not to mention Tarantino's most complex and human characterizations. CINECAST!, that reprise of "Across 110th Street" is one of the greatest things ever. Those lines on Forster's face say it all. I liked the languid pace and the funky soundtrack and the repeating mall sequence and its incredible soundtrack. May be his best film.



Tarantino ranked:

1. Kill Bill: Volume 1
2. Pulp Fiction
3. Jackie Brown
4. Kill Bill: Volume 2
5. Reservoir Dogs
6. Inglourious Basterds
7. Death Proof
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