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Postby dreaMaker » Sun Oct 26, 2008 6:00 am

Funny Games U.S.

8/10

Oh my God... That was something I've never seen...

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Postby FilmFan720 » Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:11 am

The Return of the War Room -- A fine follow-up to the 1993 documentary, in which Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus get all the members of the war room back (and other politicos) to talk about the first film, what happened in 1992 and how it has affected politics today. It is an interesting piece, and has some great material, but doesn't seem as cinematic as the original film. ***
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Postby Reza » Sun Oct 26, 2008 12:04 am

The Golden Blade (Nathan Juran, 1953) 5/10

Colorful Arabian Nights campfest with Rock Hudson front and centre amongst the eastern intrigue helping pretty Piper Laurie (is that a Bronx accent?) along the way.

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Postby Sabin » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:24 pm

Stuck
6/10

A queer one. It's far too funny to be taken as seriously as the bullshit score would suggest. In an unruly marriage of exploitation cinema, black comedy, and chamber drama, one might say that 'Stuck' gets stuck. But despite intermittent awkwardness of tone, dialogue, and execution, this movie is a fucking hoot, and Mena Suvari has no chance of getting the Oscar nomination she deserves. She's a rather blithe caricaturist and her demented transference is something special. Stephen Rea is the perfectly dour deer in the headlights. Definitely worth checking out, if not entirely believing.
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Postby barrybrooks8 » Sat Oct 25, 2008 10:02 pm

Midnight Cowboy 9/10
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Postby Zahveed » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:58 pm

Tropic Thunder - 8/10
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Postby Sonic Youth » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:49 pm

Last five:

Ghost Town

Cute, had its moments, very good-hearted, needed one more rewrite. 6/10

The Visitor

I've given up on Slant Magazine, but they got this white man's fairy tale right. Thoroughly non-credible central character and character development, conveniently too-good-to-be-true secondaries. Blatantly scratches the upscale indie-film audience where they itch. 3/10

Burn After Reading

This Big Lebowski hater thought it was pretty damn hysterical, until... you thought No Country for Old Men ended abruptly? 7/10

Vicki Cristina Barcelona

I'm convinced location scouting must be the greatest job there is. Ambles along entertainingly enough, but ultimately it's just Woody's reheated leftovers. 5/10

Tropic Thunder

The precredit Robert Downey Jr.-Toby McGuire sneak preview is the movie moment of the year. The rest is loathesome shit. 1.5/10




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Postby paperboy » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:21 pm

Wall-E (second time) - 10/10

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Postby Penelope » Sat Oct 25, 2008 8:40 pm

Dans Paris 5/10

Worth seing for Romain Duris and Louis Garrell's nude scenes.
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Postby Sabin » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:38 pm

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'W.'
2/10
Certainly more proficient than most of that calibre but inspired a sense of WHY AM I WATCHING THIS BULLSHIT! that truthfully makes it a lot worse. Ultimately: fuck this movie.
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Postby Hustler » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:38 pm

Che-The Argentinian 8/10

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Postby Cinemanolis » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:21 pm

Forgetting Sarah Marshall - 6 out of 10

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Postby rain Bard » Sat Oct 25, 2008 4:01 pm

You Can Change the World (Leo McCarey, 1952)

Rating: 2/10

This 28-minute short produced for the Christophers is the first of McCarey's films I've seen in which a) his politics are on full display and b) his artistry is not (presumably in large part because the budget is so low). It's shoddy, poorly-acted and frankly hard to watch. An interesting snapshot into another mindset, however.

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Postby Sabin » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:55 pm

'Rachel Getting Married'
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Postby OscarGuy » Sat Oct 25, 2008 2:46 pm

Max Payne - * (on a 1-10 scale, I'd say 2.5 or so)

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