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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    Just watched The Mauritanian, with a good cast: Jodie Foster, Benedict Cumberbatch, Shailene Woodley. Tahar Rahim is outstanding.



    The film recounts the frantic seizure of suspects after the 9/11 attacks and their consequent imprisonment, torture, and murder, without any sort of due process whatsoever. The combination of the heavy-handed application of the CLASSIFIED stamp and outright lies is damning. While the film ends with the main character's eventual release and repatriation, it also left me feeling that the U.S. military was severely corrupted and forever stained by the operation of the concentration camp at Guantanamo and their vicious and criminal behavior has gone unpunished to this day.

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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    "Carl Laemmle" - excellent documentary
    "The Fireman's Ball" - not bad but not my thing

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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    the French Dispatch

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    "Silent Partner"

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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    "Silent Partner"

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    If you mean the one with Elliot Gould and Christopher Plummer, very good movie.

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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    Bergman's Fanny and Alexander, for the second time after several years. I was puzzled by some bits, such as the mother's sudden engagement to the bishop and the children lying on the floor in their mother's room when they were at the same time hidden in a big trunk downstairs to make an escape.

    Poking about online, I found that it was produced as a series for Swedish television, more than five hours total. The version that showed in theaters, just over three hours, had quite a few major cuts, which likely contained the transitions and continuity that I felt were missing.

    If you like weighty films, it's worth seeing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zhivago View Post
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    "Silent Partner"

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    If you mean the one with Elliot Gould and Christopher Plummer, very good movie.
    Yep, me and my wife both got hooked into it.

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    Hiroshima, Mon Amour, said to be a French classic, one of the best films ever made, proved a disappointment to us both.

    The message seemed forced or contrived, with an unearned reliance on the setting, and the plot was that of a strangers in the night rom-com with frequent flashbacks.

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    1958's "Ballad of Narayama" and "Diamonds in the Night".

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    Don't Look Up. While not as awful as I expected, the satire was too broad and hamfisted for my taste. A subtle treatment would have been more effective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip View Post
    Don't Look Up. While not as awful as I expected, the satire was too broad and hamfisted for my taste. A subtle treatment would have been more effective.
    I loved it, although not in the way it was intended (as this allegory for human inaction on climate change—it was a flawed movie in that respect). The commentary it made about truth and information flow in our present society was excellent and often hilarious.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    1958's "Ballad of Narayama" and "Diamonds in the Night".

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    I saw Narayama at a film fest sometime in the 80’s and have never forgotten it!
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    Default Re: Which movie did you last see?

    The Unforgivable. Sandra Bullock looking about as unglamorous as possible.



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