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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Nov 24, 2015 12:22 pm



Possibly the best movie about politics ever made.



And of course...

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- I thought people like you didn't believe in the judicial process...

- I thought people like me WERE the judicial process.

Abe Ferrara may be the best of his time, and maybe ever, at grit. I think he's Argentinian... They won't have anything to do with him outside Europe these days, if that. He also made Driller Killer, the punk music of movies, and a number of fantastic Walken movies.


 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Nov 24, 2015 8:30 pm

Having only seen one movie by him I still concur. Bad Lieutenant is the grittiest movie I remember out of the 80's and 90's. I see I need some more Bildung here.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jun 28, 2016 5:04 pm



Easily sucks one into that backwoods world of survival. Best movie in a long while.
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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jun 28, 2016 6:57 pm

I've been meaning to see that one. Will do so soon.

This is turning out to be a great TV show so far:


 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Sat Jul 02, 2016 9:08 pm



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PostSubject: Re: Film   Sat Oct 15, 2016 7:28 pm

Started watchinbg Narcos, season 2. Im getting an idea of the writers conundrum. In fact the whole first season was kind of an expose on the writers conundrum - of which side to take. The US Narcos are douchbags,



mustache sporting decadents with a clownesque aura,  and Escobar is portrayed with obviously much more flair and humanity - yet almost in every episode one feels that the writers had a juncture where they shirked back



from either following through Escobars psychology and getting really gritty, which would bring in a lot of depth,  or simply putting him in a stark light of the cost of his business,  which would bring in a lot of dramatic tension. Neither is the case, and from the opening of season 2, I get the feeling that they were faced with this with a vengeance - theyve made of Escobar a kind of god-demon, axiomatically dangerous, a Terminator of sorts - but who terminates his way out of the jungle to go home to his family. When they had to face that music in the editing room they opted for simple somber tones, saying "We're not sure what anyone is really feeling that we are fiming, but they must be feeling some shit..."



However, it is just really nicely made, and the lead actor is cool. I'll finish the second season smoothly, I'm sure.



It's a childish passion that is catered to, but the events and the character it portrays are vivid enough that the show is entertaining. I interrupited the second season of Justified to watch this - the first season of that show with Timothy Olyphant is hilarious, some excellent one liners and smirks, the series is based on a character by Elmore Leonard who also writes much of the series. But season 2 instantly gets trapped in petty plotlines that are meant to draw the romantic interests closer together. It turns from a cop show into a but of a cheesy romance. Still, the character that have been built are somewhat solid in cases, and Im going to still see if it picks up some of its earlier snappy comedy.



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PostSubject: Re: Film   Thu Oct 27, 2016 11:27 am

"I'm sorry about your tablecloth"

This has to count as one of the best after-kill one liners of all time.

I've entered season 3 of Justified. When it's good, it's properly good. Its produced by Elmore Leonard, who also writes much of it.


 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Fri Nov 04, 2016 11:20 am

One advice baby
never try to change those directly by what they give you in the purest of trust.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Sat Nov 05, 2016 12:55 am



The Lady In The Van (2015)  No, rolling of the eyes.  ^^Maggie Smith makes a movie just as Shirley McClaine does \/\/.



Steel Magnolias (1989)  Definitely overacted on both the stage and the screen adaptations.
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PostSubject: Re: Film   Sat Nov 05, 2016 1:31 am

I just realized that it has all along been their weirdness is what got the Brits their empire. It is the method of expression-as-adaption par excellence. "Now this happens."



This though is still possibly the strongest film so far.




the international trailer is shitty and reveals too much,
but this story is purely Nietzschean.
And brilliantly for the transfiguration of the spirit, it uses an Arab. It is the most badass protagonist in a crime story that Ive seen, and it is also the first Arab crime story hero in a quality film that Ive seen. But how what where and why all this happens - no, more than that - there is magic in this film.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Sat Nov 05, 2016 7:34 pm



Joker and I are seeing this tomorrow. Yeah!
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PostSubject: Re: Film   Mon Jan 16, 2017 1:59 am



He Never Died. 2015. 

Off-putting excellence.  Made my jaw drop a few times in horror, a few others in laughter.
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PostSubject: Re: Film   Mon Jan 16, 2017 11:07 pm



The Descent

Nail-biter. The Descent 2 follows.
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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:52 pm

Thor 2 and Independence Day 2 were two of the worst, most spineless performances in the history of movie directing. Thor 2 being the absolute abyss.

The trailer for ID Resurgence was evidently the final product, the thing they invested in.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:59 pm

Vikings keeps astounding. Positively the best shit ever.
My rank order of 10 best tv shows:

Vikings
The Shield/Twin Peaks
The Sopranos/Deadwood/The Wire
Fargo/Breaking Bad/Six Feet Under/House of Cards

Breaking it up like this allows for the diffusion of rank as quality decreases. You dont rank every footsoldier with respect to the next one.




 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:05 pm

11 to 15:

Justified/true Detective/Californication/Friends (season 1 standard)/The A Team


 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:00 pm

I actually found this new movie Passengers entertaining, in spite of myself.

Nice TV show list. My only problem with it would be House of Cards, which I can't stand. Also I've not seen Californication, and only first episode of The Sopranos.

True Detective, and seasons 1 of Deadwood, The Shield and Boardwalk Empire are my tops.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:32 pm

There are plenty of better shows that House of Cards. I like it's cinematic style, thats why its up there.
Boardwark Empire is steeped in genius and yet I cant really stand it. It's too senselessly violent, without much humanity to compensate for it, or humanity too bleak for my taste. Still, I can see the appeal in sheer grit.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:44 pm

Season 1 of BE is great, after that it immediately starts to fall apart.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:50 pm

I remember both you and yet another cousin of mine in deep insult over how the show wantonly kills its characters. You can feel the cruelty in the beginning, with the liquor robbery in the forest. Scorsese gets like that, there arent that many of his films that I like... the Tom Cruise vehicle The Color of Money may even be my favorite. In all the others he is pretty fetishistic. I also liked Shutter Island, and the Aviator wasnt bad - ok his later work includes some very palpable drama - and from before there is Cape Fear - maybe the best Hitchcock film ever made... so ok maybe it wasnt all Scorseses fault.


 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:53 pm


 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:57 pm

Californication gets quite good in season 6. 5 is entirely insane, with the RZA in it as "Samurai Apocalypse" and then it gets even more insane, at which point it begins to border on art. Season 1 is, I imagine, very hard to get through for most here. The show is good in its extremities. Like Justified, too - where a few oneliners are the supreme moments.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Tue Jan 17, 2017 6:05 pm

Trying out the first episode of Bosch, some detective show.
It does it best to portray a cool blooded killer for the law.

Let's see what his "weakness" turns out to be. Does have have a lost wife? A child with diabetes? A father who has already put up his tombstone?

Time will tell. I am already bored somehow.

 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Sun Jan 29, 2017 5:53 pm

Parodites linked this monologue... the two other clips just because I kept watching.






 

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PostSubject: Re: Film   Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:34 pm

Vikings, man.
Michael Hirst, the creator, he knows.
I don't know what kind of life that man has, but not a lot of people have those.




 

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