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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Sat Jan 24, 2009 10:14 am

Hard Boiled (John Woo) 8/10

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Postby Precious Doll » Sat Jan 24, 2009 3:38 am

Role Models (2008) David Wain 7/10

Viva (2007) Anna Biller 3/10

A Jihad for Love (2008) Parvez Sharma 5/10

The Romance of Astrea and Celadon (2007) Eric Rohmer 8/10

Man from Plains (2007) Jonathan Demme 5/10
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Postby Sabin » Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:15 pm

Revolutionary Road - 5/10
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Postby Reza » Fri Jan 23, 2009 9:03 pm

In Bruges (Martin McDonagh, 2008) 4/10

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Postby barrybrooks8 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 8:13 pm

The Edge of Heaven 9/10
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Postby jack » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:59 pm

The Reader - 6/10

I've now seen all the nominated Best Picture's.

In order I'd say:

1. Slumdog Millionaire
2. Frost/Nixon
3. Milk
4. The Reader
5. Benjamin Button

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Postby dreaMaker » Fri Jan 23, 2009 7:39 pm

Star Wars, Episode III: Revenge of the Sith

7/10

Fun. The best episode of the first three. Hayden Christensen is unbelievable. He was so horrible in Star Wars and so good in Life as a House. Come ooon. Not good.
McDiarmid is great. Some great moments, some very lame.

Spectacular effects.

And that's all.

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Postby Damien » Fri Jan 23, 2009 6:38 pm

The Reader 2/10
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Postby FilmFan720 » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:19 pm

In case anyone was looking to start in on 2009 films, do not bother with The Unborn...it is horrible in every sense.
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Postby dreaMaker » Fri Jan 23, 2009 12:16 pm

Revolutionary Road
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Postby Big Magilla » Thu Jan 22, 2009 7:58 am

Vicky Cristina Barcelona (Woody Allen) 5/10

Last of the major Oscar contenders for me to catch up with.

Picture postcard views of Barcelona and other Spanish locales do not a movie make. The most horrid intrusive narration of any film within memory destroys what might have otherwise been merely okay. The two leads, Rebecca Hall and Scarlet Johanssen seem to both be channeling Diane Keaton in Annie Hall with their hair twirling, shrugs and often hesitant speech while Chris Messina does the Woody Allen/Tony Roberts combo. Only Javier Bardem and Penelope Cruz offer something new for Allen - the bohemian artist and the crazy wife. Cruz is good but one note.




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Postby Cinemanolis » Thu Jan 22, 2009 6:49 am

The High and the Mighty 6/10

Dance of Death (1969, 1979 in the U.S.) 7/10

The direction has nothing to offer, since this is not much more than a filmed performance of the play by Strindberg by the National Theatre of Great Britain. But listening to August Strinberg's words from the great Laurence Olivier (in what he regarded to be his best film performance) is a real treat. Geraldine McEwan is also very good, although her acting seems a little odd in the beginning.




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Postby Franz Ferdinand » Thu Jan 22, 2009 1:55 am

Monster (Patty Jenkins) 7.5/10

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Postby Zahveed » Wed Jan 21, 2009 4:30 pm

Gran Torino - 5/10
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Postby Precious Doll » Wed Jan 21, 2009 2:49 am

Faisons un Reve (1937) Sacha Guitry 5/10

I am making my way through Guitrys films from 1936-37 and this has been the most disappointing of the group. Really little more then a filmed play.

Cracked Up (1931) Edward Cline 5/10

Second rate comedy film with Edna May Oliver like I've never seen her before. Worth seeing for her alone.

Arsene Lupin (1932) Jack Conway 6/10

This owes a lot to the French silent serials from the period 1912 to 1916 in the way the that the cat and mouse game is played out between Arsene Lupin (John Barrymore) and Detective Guerchard (Lionel Barrymore). The Barrymore brothers are good though they are almost upstaged by the delightful Karen Morely.

Starting Out in the Evening (2007) Andrew Wagner 5/10

Though Frank Langella looks certain to gain an Oscar nomination later this week for Frost/Nixon he was more deserving in this. Lili Taylor is as always wonderful.

The Rocker (2008) Peter Cattaneo 2/10

I could never understand how Peter Cattaneo received a best director nomination for The Full Monty, enjoyable pieces of fluff that it was. He has since proven with his subsequent films (Lucky Break, Opal Dream and now this) what an dreary director he is who can't seem to pick a half decent script. This was such a bore with no engaging characters, totally ludicrous story line and plot developments.

Bride Wars (2009) Gary Winick 4/10

Typical lame studio comedy with a couple of good moments that help to make it at least watch-able. Kristen Johnston stole the film.
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