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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #4260 on: March 15, 2008, 11:33:36 PM »
ben x at the cleveland international film festival -

very very depressing.  but a lot of style, and some great shots/camera work.

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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #4261 on: March 15, 2008, 11:59:03 PM »
Gone Baby Gone.

Really good. Great acting.

B+.

Strange Days.

I really only liked the two leads. Everybody else was over-the-top. I did like the story, but it took too long to wrap up.

B-.
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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #4262 on: March 16, 2008, 12:46:11 AM »
Alien - it's on rotation on cable right now. Get's better every time.
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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #4263 on: March 16, 2008, 03:00:10 AM »
Funny Games- A

Still haven't seen the original, but I found this one endlessly fascinating, and manipulative almost in a good way. The alienation devices were a nice surprise, and because they are deployed so rarely, they seemed more effective and forceful. At times I thought Haneke was playing games with me. You have to commend him for not pumping up the tension with cheapo scares and really pushing the tragedy to uncomfortable proportions. Brady Corbet was the revealation here. He's vulnerable and childish without being especially likable and sympathetic. I got the feeling he was devious as the more agressive Michael Pitt. Yet, he never gets too loopy or maniacal.

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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #4264 on: March 16, 2008, 03:04:57 AM »
Across The Universe - Not terrible, but not great either.  A totally unfocussed mess, but that's never really a negative for me.  I think it needed either better actors or a better story, it might have been great with one of those things.  Instead, the leads are depressingly uncharismatic and the, I think intentionally, generic story isn't interesting enough to carry the weight (ahem) of the songs.  I think the Powerpuff Girls episode "Meet The Beat-Alls" is undoubtedly the superior Beatles-based work.
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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #4265 on: March 16, 2008, 03:59:20 AM »
The Bank Job
Has a couple laughs, but is never very suspenseful or especially exciting.  The plotting and character arcs are quite slapdash and some plot threads could have been left out entirely.  Not a waste of time, but certainly not memorable.  Then I got a parking ticket (there's an annoying amount of signage across the street from the Metro, sdedalous).
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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #4266 on: March 16, 2008, 04:03:04 AM »
The Getaway

It's a well known fact that decadence was a way of life for Peckinpaw and this film, like the Wild Bunch, displays that side of him almost profoundly.  The use of slow motion to intensify the violence is very potent.  The script was written by Walter Hill, whose own work reflects a deep admiration for Peckinpaw's love of guns and girls.  The only problem with this film is that it's a bit slow.  It's a Bonnie and Clyde picture, lovers who get off on robbing banks, but it's not as good as Penn's classic.  Still I really enjoyed the film, and the big shootout is spectacular.

Grade B+

Also, the box cover is sweet.  When I used to work weekends in the video store this was a favorite of mine to pick up and admire.
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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #4267 on: March 16, 2008, 12:19:11 PM »
pixote, how did you like Grave of the Fireflies?
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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #4268 on: March 16, 2008, 12:24:48 PM »
pixote, how did you like Grave of the Fireflies?

It'll be part of my capsule write-up tomorrow.  But I left a clue around here somewhere.

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Re: Rate the last movie you watched
« Reply #4269 on: March 16, 2008, 12:24:53 PM »
There Will Be Blood

I liked it. I can't decide exactly how much I liked it. It wasn't perfect but very good. I had big expectations going in, but after a couple minutes I forgot all about that and just enjoyed it. Who can match Daniel Day Lewis for intensity?