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#644: Detroit / Top 5 Films of 1967
« on: August 04, 2017, 09:19:06 PM »


In "The Hurt Locker" and "Zero Dark Thirty," Oscar-winning director Kathryn Bigelow explored the complexities of post-9/11 warfare. For her latest - DETROIT - she stays stateside but finds herself in another war zone. Looking back five decades to the summer of 1967, Bigelow's film documents the racial tensions and police violence that exploded into the Detroit riots. A review of DETROIT, plus news on a new Filmspotting Marathon and Adam and Josh share their Top 5 films of the landmark film year of '67.

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Re: #644: Detroit / Top 5 Films of 1967
« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2017, 12:10:17 AM »
ADAM.

JOSH.

I truly honestly madly deeply feel that if both of you saw TWO FOR THE ROAD, it would at the very least be in your top 3 for 1967, if not #1. Here's a movie that zips back in and forth between time, focusing on the ups and downs of an incredibly rough marriage, the husband played by Albert Finney, the wife played by Audrey Hepburn, all the while never deviating from being a road movie. At times it contains all of the silliness you would expect from a Stanley Donen picture, but the surprising times it plumbs into the dark depths of what it means to truly be in a relationship will remind you of the most brutally honest moments of Bergman's relationship films.

Or, as Sean Gilman sums it up:

"Like all of Linklater's Before movies, except better because it's just one movie."

Sold yet? I hope so!