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Old 02-27-2015, 11:40 AM   #15011 (permalink)
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This week is Noir class we watched Kiss Me Deadly, which is one of the strangest films I have ever seen. Very dark and cynical, but it goes in increasingly surreal directions and the ending is one of the most unnerving in cinema. Highly recommended.



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Just added this to my Netflix queue.
We're discussing it in the film club this fortnight, so this is perfect timing!
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Saw Whiplash twice over the weekend. Fantastic movie. You gotta suspend disbelief a bit but man, what performances from the two leads. Glad to see it won the award for editing.
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Saw Whiplash twice over the weekend. Fantastic movie. You gotta suspend disbelief a bit but man, what performances from the two leads. Glad to see it won the award for editing.
I think having never attended a conservatory there is probably a semblance of truth to both parts. I'm assuming there would be a bit more tact involved in the language but the tense moments and lack of empathy would probably ring true. Seriously fantastic movie though.
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Was just reading that there's well over 350 different recordings of Caravan in the public domain. The first being from 1937. I downloaded the MP3 this morning and have been listening to it over and over. Amazing song.
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Right in the feels with this one. I mean, not exactly but so, so, so damn close to my childhood it was kinda scary. Bias aside it's a really great, quirky, funny film and I highly recommend it. Murray's performance is great.
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I rewatched Lost In Translation last night. Beautiful film.
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I rewatched Lost In Translation last night. Beautiful film.
Ya. Kinda blows my mind how many people dislike that movie and find it boring.
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Ya. Kinda blows my mind how many people dislike that movie and find it boring.
I'm that guy, LIT was a total bore-fest. Not even Scarlet Johansson and Ribisi could save that yawn of a screenplay.
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Watched Foxcatcher last night. Pretty good film. I was always intrigued by the story as it was big news when I was growing up. These types of crimes were very rare at the time. Carell really has blossomed into a hell of an actor. Guys with great comedic wit always seem to transform into great drama/character actors over time.
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I'm that guy, LIT was a total bore-fest. Not even Scarlet Johansson and Ribisi could save that yawn of a screenplay.
I'm not trying to change your opinion but I always thought this sums up the movie perfectly.

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