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Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2018, 04:48:10 PM »
Here's another paragraph from the same review:

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The score here also has a vague European influence.  I think I saw someone in the TCM forums describe it as "like The Third Man score translated to guitar and bongo drums."  I look forward to seeing the film again just to listen to the soundtrack; it's so well used and unobstrusive (despite the unique sound) that I missed much of it.

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Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2018, 05:20:04 PM »
It’s the Maltin quote that leads me to believe this is Murder by Contract.
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Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2018, 05:53:28 PM »
Junior, final answer.
"Time is the speed at which the past decays."

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Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2018, 06:10:53 PM »
1SO has it.

pixote's review, Murder By Contract, written November 15, 2007



Your turn 1SO. Get digging! :)

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Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2018, 08:49:56 PM »
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Congratulations [DIRECTOR], you are the most frustrating filmmaker working today.  I used to be able to write you off as an overrated and untalented filmmaker – no more. [MOVIE] is a technical marvel.  This film is beautiful in a way that surpasses everything that [DIRECTOR] had done to date… combined… including [PREVIOUS MOVIE]!  Unfortunately, like every film he has made, the story is flat, the pacing is poor and many of the emotional moments just seem to hit the wrong note. 
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Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Reply #15 on: January 31, 2018, 10:21:13 PM »
Interstellar?
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Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2018, 10:31:13 PM »
If it's not, I bet you're barking up the right tree. Great guess. It certainly sounds like something someone who hates Nolan would write.

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Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2018, 10:49:49 PM »
Funny enough, one of my ideas was to find the first review of a Christopher Nolan film, but this is a different modern director.
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Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Reply #18 on: January 31, 2018, 10:52:47 PM »
In that case, would it be Gravity?

I'll take a stab as say it was Jared! :))

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Re: Guess the film by reading a Filmspotter's review!
« Reply #19 on: January 31, 2018, 11:05:57 PM »
Wrong about both. Here's the last paragraph of the review. The middle paragraph would make it easier so I'll add edited parts of it next if I have to.

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Congratulations [DIRECTOR], you are the most frustrating filmmaker working today.  I used to be able to write you off as an overrated and untalented filmmaker – no more. [MOVIE] is a technical marvel.  This film is beautiful in a way that surpasses everything that [DIRECTOR] had done to date… combined… including [PREVIOUS MOVIE]!  Unfortunately, like every film he has made, the story is flat, the pacing is poor and many of the emotional moments just seem to hit the wrong note. 

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I wanted to like this film, I really did, but [DIRECTOR] once again fails to connect as a storyteller.  Throughout the film he either coaxes the wrong notes out of his actors or edits the wrong takes into the film.  It must be all that time spent in his own imagination that gets in the way of him getting the human aspect of his films right. [DIRECTOR] is an utterly hopeless filmmaker who needs to be kicked out of the director’s chair and restricted to a creature house so that we can all enjoy his visual tour de force stylistics without sitting through his failed attempts to hang them on his lackluster scripts.  Leapfrog George Lucas on the way.
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