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Old 01-12-19, 10:55 PM
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There are always exceptions

Originally Posted by I-Like-To-Bike View Post
B-b-but what about your alleged "rules" for properly rating a movie on this thread?
I gave this one special dispensation due to it being so horribly bad. On this occasion, being succinct seemed the best description. Besides, if I rated it it would just be a continuing sequence of synonyms of abysmal.

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Old 01-13-19, 07:23 PM
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Could be worse. Could be my 10,000 word snark essay on the teeth-grinding awfulness of Lars von Tryingmypatience's "Melancholia."
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Old 01-23-19, 03:57 PM
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High Plains Drifter. 1973. Clint Eastwood. 8/10. This movie brings many things to think about.
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Old 01-24-19, 01:59 AM
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High Plains Drifter. 1973. Clint Eastwood. 8/10. This movie brings many things to think about.
High praise for a B movie staple.
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Old 01-24-19, 08:38 AM
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Close, Netflix, 2019-- The script is nothing new, the direction is nothing remarkable, the plot we've seen, but hoo boy-- Noomi Rapace is worth it. She is so good. Sure, it's a bit of a Lisbeth Salander type, but she does it so very well.
The Old Man and the Gun, 2018-- It was... fine. The 6.9 it's carrying on iMDb seems about right. Well acted sure, but the movie is a shade over 90 minutes long and felt like 2+ hours. For me at least, one of those "a single viewing is enough."
Mandy, 2018-- I wouldn't even know where to start. If I were to review it in one word, it would be "bonkers." I feel like people should watch it just because of the sheer insanity. I've seen a review that was "you'll either love it or hate it." I didn't hate it... but I'm still not 100% sure what I watched.
Black '47, 2018-- This I liked. Think of it as (and I stole this summation) a "potato western."

I would say Black '47 if you're only gonna watch one-- or Close if you already have Netflix. In both cases the leads steal the show.
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Old 01-25-19, 05:31 AM
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Originally Posted by KraneXL View Post
High praise for a B movie staple.
mmmm...gottta give high plains drifter an a-/9 based on the scenery alone. that is arguably the most scenic part of california and that's saying a lot.
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Old 01-25-19, 10:20 AM
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Saw Julie and Julia last weekend. 9/10 Loved it. Amy Adams especially.
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Old 01-28-19, 10:57 AM
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Saw The King's Speech this weekend. Great movie. 9/10. My only nit to pick (and it is minor) would be Guy Pierce playing the older brother (King Edward VIII). While he was not bad and after a google search he does resemble the King, he looks a bit younger than Colin Firth to be playing his older brother.
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Old 01-28-19, 11:47 AM
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Collette - 8/10 Good commentary on social constraints of early 20th century, and Keira Knightley is smoking hot...
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Old 01-28-19, 06:10 PM
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Bird Box 7/10 ...not a bad movie, but the ending seemed unfinished, apocalyptic and yet the lead actress always has makeup galore...
Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull 9/10 ...actually quite good!
Austin Powers in Goldmember 7/10 ...not as good as the first two Austin Powers films, but fairly entertaining for a goofball comedy
2036 Origin Unknown 8/10 ...pretty bleak 2001ish style scifi film, not too shabby, basically suggesting that humanity sucks and AI will carry on
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Old 01-28-19, 10:57 PM
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A Paul Verhoevan (film director) double feature. My own DVD of Soldier of Orange, a Dutch WW2 film based on real events, subtitled in English, starring Rutger Hauer, and Basic Instinct, American crime fiction starring Sharon Stone and Michael Douglas, streamed on Amazon Prime.

Both features are excellent, 9/10.
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Old 01-30-19, 09:44 AM
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Reindeer Games -- 3/10
Almost so bad it's good. It's been on TV many times but I barely paid attention until last night. Wow... just... wow. John Frankenheimer was a great director in his prime but he must have been on life support when he made his last film. Everything about it is so preposterous it's almost entertaining. You can almost imagine the actors thinking "This seems terrible but it's John Frankenheimer, so it'll be okay... right?" Nope. On the plus side, Charlize Theron.
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Old 02-02-19, 09:00 AM
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Roma 9/10
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Old 02-02-19, 03:33 PM
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Roma 9/10
I could not rate Roma, since I only watched the first 15 minutes. Nothing seemed to happen at all so I turned it off. I suppose it must have gotten going later.
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Old 02-02-19, 03:38 PM
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First Man, 8.5/10. 10 for the story and 9 for production values but downgraded because I don't care for the actor, Ryan Gosling. Claire Foy as Janet Armstrong was very good, though.
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I could not rate Roma, since I only watched the first 15 minutes. Nothing seemed to happen at all so I turned it off. I suppose it must have gotten going later.
Yep, you have to watch it all the way through first. Something I learned in cinema appreciation. I can't describe how painful it was watching some of those (supposedly great) films. It was like being forced to eat a heaping bowl of whatever ghastly food you despise the most: every bit you have to suppress the gag reflex. Some were so bad I'd slip out and stand in the hallway. Fortunately, we only had to pick 1 out of 3.
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Watchmen 10/10 pretty awesome movie! Parallel 1985 aging costumed superheroes, long film really runs the story out well, great effects and vintage effect too
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io 9/10 pretty good sci fi movie, would have been even better had they gone a little further at the end...somehow reminds me a of an old movie called Walkabout
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RBG, a documentary about Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 10/10. Outstanding and inspiring documentary about a great American. I wish her many more years at making America better.
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Logan Lucky 7.5/10
Quite enjoyed this and laughed out loud on a few occasions. A little bit slow in parts so doesn't grab an 8, but a canny film nonetheless.
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Old 02-10-19, 03:18 PM
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The Rolling Stones: Mick Taylor Years, 1969-1974. 7/10

Some interesting tidbits for the fans, but disappointing overall. Not really enough on Mick Taylor, so the movie pads out the time with digressions into trivia that wasn't directly relevant to Taylor's contributions. It felt like the filmmaker either wasn't comfortable pressing Taylor for more confessional interviews, or Taylor simply declined to participate.

Even when the movie focused on his contributions to the Stones' distinctive sound during the Taylor era, it missed many crucial pieces -- notably the long, jazzy riffs that, along with Bobby Keys sax, made "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" unique in the Stones repertoire. On the plus side the movie did note Taylor's uncredited work on "Time Waits For No One" -- the song would be nothing without his extended melodic improv.

Short of more emphasis on Taylor, it's mostly a rambling dissertation on the entire era between Brian Jones and Ron Wood.
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Old 02-10-19, 10:35 PM
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Loves Her Gun (2014) -- 8/10

Girl gets mugged in NY. Girl moves to Austin to get away from the bad memory. Girl meets guy, girl and gun.

Nah, too flippant.

Indie AF but in a good way. Less precious than most indie films, more evocative of time and place. It feels very much like the same Austin I hung out in a lot back in the 1970s-'80s. It wears the same studied detachment as so many indie films of the 2000s. It's not really a character study because most of the characters deliberately keep you at arm's length, with the exception of Xoe, a secondary character and the only person who's truly inhabiting her skin.

But the detachment works because it helps make an abstract sense of the motions they're going through toward a destiny that's only hinted at but seems inevitable.

It's generally very well done and worth a watch. Hard to say whether it drags a bit in the middle because that impression may be based on an assumption of direction not intended by the director.

Now available free on Snag Films. While I've followed the Hipstercrite blog of co-writer/producer Lauren Modery for years I have no other connection with the film or filmmakers. I do hope she and partner Geoff Marslett keep at it because this shows a lot of potential. In fact, even a shorter edit, some re-working of the middle and perhaps some omitted footage might tie it a little tighter.
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Old 02-11-19, 02:49 PM
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Hell or High Water. 8/10. Seemed to get mixed reviews from the critics, but I loved it.
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Old 02-15-19, 05:11 AM
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The Rolling Stones: Mick Taylor Years, 1969-1974. 7/10

Some interesting tidbits for the fans, but disappointing overall. Not really enough on Mick Taylor, so the movie pads out the time with digressions into trivia that wasn't directly relevant to Taylor's contributions. It felt like the filmmaker either wasn't comfortable pressing Taylor for more confessional interviews, or Taylor simply declined to participate.

Even when the movie focused on his contributions to the Stones' distinctive sound during the Taylor era, it missed many crucial pieces -- notably the long, jazzy riffs that, along with Bobby Keys sax, made "Can't You Hear Me Knocking" unique in the Stones repertoire. On the plus side the movie did note Taylor's uncredited work on "Time Waits For No One" -- the song would be nothing without his extended melodic improv.

Short of more emphasis on Taylor, it's mostly a rambling dissertation on the entire era between Brian Jones and Ron Wood.
aww that's a bummer as i'm among those that feel this was the stones' golden era. sounds like it could have potentially been as fantastic as the music.
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the ballet of buster scruggs classis stuff.
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