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Postby Hustler » Sun Nov 02, 2008 1:20 pm

Elegy 8/10

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Postby Penelope » Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:40 pm

Mourning Becomes Electra (1947; Dudley Nichols) 4/10

Laughably pretentious adaptation of Eugene O'Neill's play about a doomed family at the end of the Civil War. Stolid direction and campy, over-the-top performances.
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Postby Okri » Sat Nov 01, 2008 5:42 pm

Happy-Go-Lucky, directed by Mike Leigh

Terrific comedy, despite a couple minor missteps in the second half. Hawkins' as good as advertised.

8/10

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Postby Damien » Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:42 pm

Invaders From Mars (1953), directed by William Cameron Menzies

A childhood favorite holds up quite nicely

8/10
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Postby dreaMaker » Sat Nov 01, 2008 10:37 am

The Reader

10/10

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Postby barrybrooks8 » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:40 pm

Changeling (2008) 8/10
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Postby paperboy » Fri Oct 31, 2008 10:34 pm

Indiana Jones and the something something Crystal Skull

Kinda fun, kinda stupid - 6/10

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Postby HarryGoldfarb » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:02 pm

Mamma Mia! 6/10

A film that had everything to be loved by me, however, for some reason I was disappointed. Maybe my expectations were too high and the film clearly didn't live up to them. Or simply, it is a regular film. Entertainig? Yes, indeed. But uneventful in the end. Better acted than directed (actually, Phyllida Lloyd, if she's as good as people say in directing plays, she should stick to it cause when it comes to directing movies the woman has no talent), the film could have been way better. It feels rushed and disconnected. "Lay all your love on me" could have been a truly good scene, the definite romantic one, but in the end it was like they were trying too hard to make it everything: they tried to make it funny, romantic, intimate, corny, flamboyant, theatrical, choreographed, camp (specially camp) and in the end I didn't know what to do with it.

Of course I had a good time watching the film, as I said, it was entertaining to some level, but I wasn't satisfied by it. Thank god for Julie Walters and Christine Baranski, along with this relaxed Streep, they are the best of the film.

And by the way, let's keep Pierce Brosnan away (far, far away) from a singing part!
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Postby Penelope » Fri Oct 31, 2008 7:02 pm

The Changeling (1980; Peter Medek) 8/10

Genuinely chilling horror/thriller with George C. Scott as a grieving composer who moves into a mansion with a very unhappy spirit. Taut, atmospheric direction, terrific score.
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Postby Big Magilla » Fri Oct 31, 2008 9:31 am

Quality Street (George Stevens) 7/10
The Gorgeous Hussy (Clarence Brown) 6/10
Magnificent Doll (Frank Borzage) 5/10
State of the Union (Frank Capra) 8/10
All the King's Men (Robert Rossen) 9/10

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Postby rudeboy » Fri Oct 31, 2008 5:25 am

A Canterbury Tale - 9/10
Lovely, sweet, moving film, with grand location work and plenty of the moments of beauty I've come to expect from Powell & Pressburger. The simplicity of the slightly odd plot only enhances the film's many wonderful qualities.




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Postby Cinemanolis » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:59 am

Damien wrote:
Cinemanolis wrote:Burn After Reading 3/10
What a disapointment!

Blindness 6/10
Wonderful work in the cinematography and editing departments

Hmmm how can a lousy film by the Coens be considered a disappointment?

I take it you don't have much love for the Coens. You are not alone, but i did expect more with such a cast. At least to laugh a bit. But noooo.

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Postby dreaMaker » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:03 am

Death Race
7/10

Surprisingly entertaining.

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Postby dreaMaker » Fri Oct 31, 2008 4:02 am

Saw V
6
Actually, much better than Saw IV, although i didn't like the end...

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Postby Damien » Fri Oct 31, 2008 2:30 am

Cinemanolis wrote:Burn After Reading 3/10
What a disapointment!

Blindness 6/10
Wonderful work in the cinematography and editing departments

Hmmm how can a lousy film by the Coens be considered a disappointment?
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