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Forum: Movie Reviews 17 hours ago
Replies: 432
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

No votes here. I saw Mirror for the first time last year and, while I wasn't instantly blown away like with other Tarkovsky films I've seen (probably because it's got such comparatively mundane...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 20 hours ago
Replies: 22
The cinema of Japan
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The cinema of Japan

edit: heh, too slow

Since you didn't mention Masaki Kobayashi, I'm just going to suggest delving further into his work. Even if you're not big on samurai films, Hara-kiri and Samurai Rebellion are...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 day ago
Replies: 432
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

The Conformist is a very good film (another one where I was lucky enough to catch a recent restoration in theatres) but I ultimately did not vote for it.

Suspiria was my #9. I'm not sure how the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 64,636
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Iroquois
Forum: Movie Reviews 2 days ago
Replies: 432
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

I rewatched Army of Shadows recently and it definitely holds up, a thrilling but properly dour account of life in the French resistance that really gets into the existentialist mindset of having to...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
Replies: 432
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

Yeah, gotta have some patience.

The Skin I Live In is solid enough, a real hard turn into genre fare for Almodovar where you can definitely question whether the sheer transgression on display was...
Forum: Movie Reviews 4 days ago
Replies: 432
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

Two good films, albeit ones I didn't vote for.
Forum: Movie Reviews 5 days ago
Replies: 432
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

I saw the restoration of Last Year in Marienbad in theatres, but for completely unrelated reasons I struggled to stay awake through it and that was not ideal for a film that already deals in...
Forum: Movie Reviews 5 days ago
Replies: 432
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

If Porco is B-tier Ghibli in my estimation, then Kiki is A-tier. Still didn't vote for it, though.

The Return is solid, only watched it once a few years back and haven't had the opportunity or...
Forum: Movie Reviews 6 days ago
Replies: 432
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By Iroquois
I'll agree to Porco Rosso being B-tier...

I'll agree to Porco Rosso being B-tier Ghibli/Miyazaki, but considering how good the A-tier is that's still very good. I'd certainly rank it fairly high in that regard even if it doesn't necessarily...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
Replies: 432
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By Iroquois
Re: The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown

Oh, it's a trip alright. Imagine if a Bruce Lee movie had effects straight out of early Sam Raimi or Peter Jackson.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
Replies: 432
The MoFo Top 100 Foreign Language Film Countdown
Posted By Iroquois
You can thank me for making it my one-pointer.

You can thank me for making it my one-pointer.
Forum: Movie Reviews 2 weeks ago
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 165
Reviews and Ratings Discussion
Posted By Iroquois
The thing about B&B is that they're total idiots...

The thing about B&B is that they're total idiots and we're meant to laugh at them at least as much as with them (if not more so) - as funny as their riffs on music videos can be, I don't think...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 weeks ago
Replies: 394
CURRENT MOVIE CLICHES
Posted By Iroquois
Re: CURRENT MOVIE CLICHES

I think ironpony has mentioned that a few times now, almost to the point of him doing so becoming its own cliché.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 18
Best movie ever: The godfather part 2
Posted By Iroquois
But he does care. Providing for his family is...

But he does care. Providing for his family is given as his motivation (he certainly cares when assassins attack his house at the beginning), so there's dramatic irony in the two sub-plots; one where...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 18
Best movie ever: The godfather part 2
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Best movie ever: The godfather part 2

Yeah, if you want to get technical about it, then switching back and forth between two stories is harder to follow than just one story (albeit one that spends its middle hour flipping back and forth...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 18
Best movie ever: The godfather part 2
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Best movie ever: The godfather part 2

But the switching is what makes it work. Vito's journey from orphaned immigrant to powerful crime boss is almost heroic because he is the lesser of two evils next to the mobsters he takes down and...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 weeks ago
Replies: 6
Steven Jay Schneider - interesting film critic
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Steven Jay Schneider - interesting film critic

I don't think 1001 Movies was really meant to be a straightforward "greatest films of all-time" kind of list so much as an attempt to pick the films that sum up cinema as an art form not just in...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 weeks ago
Replies: 8
Saving Private Ryan lost Best Picture
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Saving Private Ryan lost Best Picture

Every time this question comes up, it reminds me that I need to revisit The Thin Red Line.
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 3 weeks ago
Replies: 70
Steven Spielberg remaking West Side Story
Posted By Iroquois
I mean, he did do Always back in 1989. At least...

I mean, he did do Always back in 1989. At least this has the novelty of being a musical.
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 weeks ago
Replies: 6
Mortal Kombat/ Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Mortal Kombat/ Mortal Kombat: Annihilation

Eh, it's the same OP who decided that, rather than look up characters' names when writing about the 2021 version, would just refer to Mileena as "Joker mouth lady" and Kabal as "knockoff Predator"....
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 weeks ago
Replies: 6
Mortal Kombat/ Mortal Kombat: Annihilation
Posted By Iroquois
I mean, they cast a white guy as Sub-Zero in the...

I mean, they cast a white guy as Sub-Zero in the first film as well so...yeah. Besides, Bi-Han died in the first film anyway so this would be Kuai Liang.
Forum: Upcoming Movies & Sequels 3 weeks ago
Replies: 48
Highlander remake (starring Henry Cavill)
Posted By Iroquois
Re: Highlander remake (starring Henry Cavill)

Wouldn't mind if Bautista did end up playing the Kurgan after all.

I did rewatch the original recently and read up on it a little to find that the Kurgan originally had a more nuanced...