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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31910 on: June 10, 2010, 06:33:41 PM »
Le Roi et L'Oiseau [The King and the Mockingbird] - 1980

A tyrant king rules over his subjects from his lofty tower creating a cult of personality about himself. Meanwhile paintings of a shepherdess and a chimney sweep come alive whilst a portrait of the king also comes alive and he has fallen for the shepherdess. Has a dreamlike logic that you are swept away with. Incredibly anti-monarchist, but then again, it is French. Brilliantly captures the magic that animated films can have. The score is a treat as well.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31911 on: June 10, 2010, 07:54:56 PM »
Mary and Max

This is beautiful, and pretty dark.... actually, kind of overwhelmingly dark in the third act.

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This will be on Netflix Instant Watch next Tuesday! I saw it at the Traverse City Film Fest last year. It was my favorite film. I thought it was great.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31912 on: June 10, 2010, 08:40:29 PM »
Mary and Max

This is beautiful, and pretty dark.... actually, kind of overwhelmingly dark in the third act.

****-ish

This will be on Netflix Instant Watch next Tuesday! I saw it at the Traverse City Film Fest last year. It was my favorite film. I thought it was great.

Where are you seeing this? There is nothing on the Netflix listing that would suggest it will have NIW access.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31913 on: June 11, 2010, 01:23:13 AM »
After Life (Hirokazu Koreeda, 1998)
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Moonlight Boy (Wei-Yen Yu, 1993)
Do yourself a favor and see After Life.

Harvie Krumpet

In preparation for Mary and Max I watched this short from the same direct. It is very matter-of-fact in its delivery of a quirky funny but not story of one man's life. Nothing profound but a decent 20 minutes.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31914 on: June 11, 2010, 06:05:44 AM »
Artificial Intelligence

I thought the first half was weak but it went on to become great after that. The images and the concepts in the second half were a treat. 7/10.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31915 on: June 11, 2010, 08:46:45 AM »
Story of Floating Weeds (1934, Yasujiro Ozu)
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A story of a traveling theatre group's leader who returns to the village where he fathered a child who is now going to university. Tension between the mother and the theatre manager's current mistress mount.

Nice little tale. Nothing earth shattering. There is some stunning cinematography on hand however. Very pretty shots. The movie has its share of funny moments too, especially involving a child actor who is part of the troop.

Overall, it's fine. Not sure why it's part of the Criterion Collection though.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31916 on: June 11, 2010, 11:42:50 AM »

The Searchers (John Ford, 1956)

Wonderful.

Glad you liked it as much as you did Flieger.  It is a great film, you should watch The Man Who Shot Liberty Valence as well.  Long live the Duke.


Whole heartedly agree with this suggestion.


i agree as well. If I can suggest a Duke film, my favorite is True Grit.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31917 on: June 11, 2010, 01:06:54 PM »
Splice



This was absolutely great.  A B movie masterpiece, the best since The Mist.  I had a blast throughout, what a ride.  Some people complain about the ending, but as I explained in spoiler thread, I think everything that happens makes perfect sense and is the inevitable conclusion of the plot.

Really great film.  Truly brings Frankenstein into the 21st century.  If your ten year old asks you about the birds and bees, just send him or her to watch this film, they will understand.

9/10   
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31918 on: June 11, 2010, 01:20:07 PM »
Splice
If your ten year old asks you about the birds and bees, just send him or her to watch this film, they will understand.
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Understand and develop a strange fetish perhaps.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31919 on: June 11, 2010, 01:23:11 PM »
Yeaaaa...I dunno about that. I think they might have sexual issues if they base their knowledge on this film.