Seen any good movies lately?

PhillyDave

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Frenzy. Haven't seen that one in a long time. Good 'un. I remember seeing it as a kid & it seeming a little odd & a little off...I gues bc it's the early 70's, not the late 40's. It wasn't the Hitchcock I was familiar with- no Jimmy Stewart, it didn't seem old, some creepiness to it. Man, I'll have to check it out again.

Saw this Nina Simone doc recently. Yes, mjp, it is good, really fucking good. It's a compelling story and a very well done film too.
 

d gray

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Frenzy. Haven't seen that one in a long time. Good 'un. I remember seeing it as a kid & it seeming a little odd & a little off...I gues bc it's the early 70's, not the late 40's. It wasn't the Hitchcock I was familiar with- no Jimmy Stewart, it didn't seem old, some creepiness to it. Man, I'll have to check it out again.
and alot of incongruous humour that works really well. hadn't seen it in a long while either and it was better than i remembered it.
 

Black Swan

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The Glass Castle, on Netflix
Was also thinking as I watched the film, that Woody could play Bukowski. 😉
 

roni

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Just been at the movies and seen an overwhelmingly moving, brutal German movie named "Systemsprenger", meaning "System-Breaker" about a 9-yo girl who can't control her sudden impacts of aggressiveness and violence, which leads her from one social-institution to the next.

It's said this could become Germany's next contribution for the foreign Oscar, so it may be possible, you'll be able to see it subtitled (or even synchronized?) in some arthouse-theater in the US in a few months. If so: GO WATCH IT !!

In the second half of the film, every single scene has the sword of Damocles hanging above the head. Because by then you've experienced enough of the fatal happenings and dangerous turnarounds that you simply do not trust any seeming happiness or relief. There is just no hope or way out. This little girl will be doomed forever and you know it. Watching this movie means suffering. If you aren't, you're a stone.

Here's the trailer, a few short scenes (from the first half) and a short interview with the starring girl (sorry - German language, but maybe the pictures speak):

 

PhillyDave

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Saw these three recently. Le Cercle Rouge is a brilliant movie by Jean-Pierre Melville fr 1970. Downton Abbey is..okay, entertaining. BT Ferns I saw at home whilst on the sofa. The outtakes at the end are funnier than the actual movie.
 

Black Swan

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Just saw Parasite, à Korean film with English subtitles. It was so good that I did not mind the subtitles. It touches class with an truly original script. Shocking good.
 

PhillyDave

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I look forward to seeing Parasite. Bong Joon Ho did Snowpiercer. I saw 1/2 of it on-demand. It's ok. I may get back to it. But why am I hear? To say I just got tickets for me & the family to see The Irishman this Saturday afternoon. Can't wait. Also I watched Mullholland Drive. Whacky & confusing. Loved it. Naomi Watts. Noice!

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