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This is starting to feel a little “one of us!...

This is starting to feel a little “one of us! Gooble gobble” up in here.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
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I’d say his technical proficiency is part of his...

I’d say his technical proficiency is part of his identity but when I think of Wan, outside of familial themes and his clear puppet trauma, the way he applies that proficiency to increasingly complex...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 19 hours ago
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What kind of answer would you find satisfying?

What kind of answer would you find satisfying?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 20 hours ago
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THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER *****/***** An...

THE SHOP AROUND THE CORNER
*****/*****
An endearing Holiday classic Romantic Comedy that’s become a tradition in my household. Not only is it heartfelt, charming and finely crafted, but also very...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 20 hours ago
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Can we put aside your formal education on the...

Can we put aside your formal education on the matter in order to indulge an arbitrary recognition of similar predecessors?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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If I say yes, wouldn’t that be even more...

If I say yes, wouldn’t that be even more appetizing?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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Nah. I’m content in being correct.

Nah. I’m content in being correct.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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*shrugs* Giallo are distinct and aren’t...

*shrugs*

Giallo are distinct and aren’t slashers either. Neither are Leopard Man and Psycho. So... Where do we go from here?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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Since when has hating something dissuaded you...

Since when has hating something dissuaded you from watching? I thought I knew you.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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I don’t know how I can say “octopus playing the...

I don’t know how I can say “octopus playing the drums” and you file that under “never wanting to see.”
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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The genre is distinctly American because it was...

The genre is distinctly American because it was used to describe the transition of American cinema into something more cynical and fixated on crime. It wasn’t used to describe the cynicism of films...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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Aquaman had an octopus that plays drums.

Aquaman had an octopus that plays drums.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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Just read a neat Twitter thread about how he...

Just read a neat Twitter thread about how he connected with amateur writers and DPs and was willing to take a chance on them while working on INSIDIOUS and ultimately helped elevate them into steady...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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Which is why he’s a pivotal figure in Film Noir...

Which is why he’s a pivotal figure in Film Noir when he comes to America.

As I said, it’s like arguing Jean Vigo is French New Wave. Film Noir describes the era of American cinema.

It’s why...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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As I said, the term was coined to describe an era...

As I said, the term was coined to describe an era and shift in American cinema.

As a “genre,” it’s nebulous enough to essentially mean nothing except vague notions of crime, detective, mystery...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
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It’s cool, man. You have the benefit of being...

It’s cool, man. You have the benefit of being academically correct. The term originated from French critics in the mid-40’s to describe the metamorphosis of American cinema at the time. This is why...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
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How would you describe this character type?
Posted By ThatDarnMKS
Psychopaths can be psychotic, yo.

Psychopaths can be psychotic, yo.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
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Big fan of HS. Bogie’s career is interesting in...

Big fan of HS. Bogie’s career is interesting in that so many of the roles that made him iconic were roles that he only got because George Raft, the bigger gangster star, turned down. Now which one is...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
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THE AMERICAN FRIEND *****/***** An excellent...

THE AMERICAN FRIEND *****/*****

An excellent neo-noir that feels like Melville decided to adapt Highsmith. The first genre film I’ve seen from Wim Wenders but I’d be keen to see more.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
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I feel like contemporary criticism was based upon...

I feel like contemporary criticism was based upon Hitchcock still making them fairly classically styled in comparison to the New Waves hitting the world. Modern criticism seems to stem from them not...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
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Topaz and Torn Curtain each have strong...

Topaz and Torn Curtain each have strong performances and exquisite sequences of “pure cinema” as he would describe it and are at least on par with some of his earlier works.

Family Plot is an odd...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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It’s the only way to test the veracity of the...

It’s the only way to test the veracity of the claim that a substance is or is not, in fact, sauce made from cranberry.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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What are you watching today and why is it BLOOD...

What are you watching today and why is it BLOOD RAGE?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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Characters in movie that talks very rarely
Posted By ThatDarnMKS
Refn protagonists in Fear X, Valhalla Rising,...

Refn protagonists in Fear X, Valhalla Rising, Drive, Only God Forgives and Too Old to Die Young.

Melville protagonists in Le Samourai, Le Cercle Rouge, Army of Shadows and Les Doulos.

Hill...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
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A BITTERSWEET LIFE 5/5 I'd recalled this...

A BITTERSWEET LIFE
5/5

I'd recalled this being brilliant and it was better than I remembered. How does this not have a boutique Blu-ray release?