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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31470 on: May 21, 2010, 12:52:44 AM »
I liked it even more the second time.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31471 on: May 21, 2010, 02:18:08 AM »
Its a passable, slightly boring comedy.  Its just that I expect alot more from the Coens.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31472 on: May 21, 2010, 03:26:29 AM »
A Short Film About Love - Krzysztof Kieslowski, 1988

Although I haven't seen any part of the Decalogue, I have seen A Short Film About Killing and Love certainly has a similar eeriness to it. Both have odd protagonists but neither are portrayed as outcasts. We aren't asked to accept their difficulties but merely to be aware of them. In fact, we aren't asked anything. Like the Three Colours Trilogy we are just given a rich fantastic story without an agenda.

Apparently this section has a different ending in the shorter version which I find incredible as I was wondering for the last 15 minutes how on Earth Kieslowski could finish this. He arrived at a great solution so I wonder how the other one compares.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31473 on: May 21, 2010, 07:08:53 AM »
Brad Pitt is the best thing.

He is, and Burn After Reading may be the Coen's best work of the decade because of that final scene. It echoes life in a way No Country does not and in a way that A Serious Man tries so difficultly to harp on.

EDIT: Keep forgetting that O Brother! is also in that decade. So it's likely their second best work of the decade.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31474 on: May 21, 2010, 08:15:45 AM »
Brad Pitt is the best thing.

He is, and Burn After Reading may be the Coen's best work of the decade because of that final scene. It echoes life in a way No Country does not and in a way that A Serious Man tries so difficultly to harp on.

EDIT: Keep forgetting that O Brother! is also in that decade. So it's likely their second best work of the decade.

I gotta disagree, I think A Serious Man is one of their absolute best films, not just of the last decade, but their careers. I did love Burn After Reading, probably more than No Country, but I think A Serious Man tops them both.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31475 on: May 21, 2010, 08:22:31 AM »
Brad Pitt is the best thing.

He is, and Burn After Reading may be the Coen's best work of the decade because of that final scene. It echoes life in a way No Country does not and in a way that A Serious Man tries so difficultly to harp on.

EDIT: Keep forgetting that O Brother! is also in that decade. So it's likely their second best work of the decade.

I think I'm rather the same mind on the Coens as you FLY. O Brother is clearly my favorite. I'd put The Man Who Wasn't There next but would probably have Burn After Reading third. I absolutely loved it in the theatre and still enjoyed it the second time.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31476 on: May 21, 2010, 10:42:00 AM »
I haven't seen The Man Who Wasn't There, and I do think A Serious Man is a great film, but for me it's easily O Brother!, then Burn,  and finally A Serious Man. A Serious Man is probably my fifth favorite Coen film, though Fink is close as well, but I still need to see Blood Simple and Miller's Crossing.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31477 on: May 21, 2010, 11:17:22 AM »

Detective Jean-Luc Godard, 1985

After reading all the Godard hand-wringing going on after Film Socialisme, I decided it was a great time to watch a Godard film :) Apparently, Godard only did this film to raise funds for Hail Mary. Why I bring this up? Well, it probably explains his nonchalant attitude towards the particulars of the plot and crap. This, along with Prenom Carmen are probably the plottiest of the 80's films I've seen. You got three or four factions all wandering around the same hotel and the viewer wondering when those different plot strands are going to start converging. They do end up converging, but in pretty "genre deconstruction" kind of ways, you know? Where the plot doesn't really matter that much (and the explanation of the mystery is explained in just about the dumbest way possible). Basically, a bunch of beautiful images and compositions, narrative experimentation, recurring images serving as metaphors regarding plot (the pool balls), and just your general Godard trickery (the credits are interspersed throughout the film and the actors are divided up between "actors" and "stars," which pretty much lets you know what Godard is thinking about project). Fun stuff, I suppose.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31478 on: May 21, 2010, 01:23:12 PM »
Prince of Persia

I was as confused as Kermode:

How can you advertise this your film like this and then make Kingsley's evilness a major reveal after an hour or so?
Other than that, fairly decent and refreshingly simple. I had a terrible headache throughout the film but I think I enjoyed this more than IM2.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31479 on: May 21, 2010, 01:30:33 PM »
Wait, it takes half the film to get there? That's like in the first 15 seconds of the game.
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