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Forum: Movie Reviews 51 minutes ago
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From the last four, Casablanca was my #2 and...

From the last four, Casablanca was my #2 and Schindler's List was my #14. Casablanca is corny and at times illogical yet works perfectly--a film much greater than it seems it should be. There is some...
Forum: Movie Reviews 2 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
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Well, I haven't seen Platoon since it came out (it was among the first R-rated films I saw), and while my memory of it is good, it wasn't good enough to vote for. I have seen Inglorious Basterds.
Forum: Movie Reviews 2 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
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For whatever reason, Ran didn't make a huge impact on me when I saw it. I recognize its quality, but something was missing. Most likely a me problem, to be fair. It'll get another shot someday. The...
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
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I like The Great Escape but it did not make my list. I haven't seen The Cranes Are Flying, but I know I should.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
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A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By kgaard
Thanks. Yeah, the 108-minute version is the one...

Thanks. Yeah, the 108-minute version is the one I'm looking for, and hopefully what turns up on Criterion. Gotta hold up those standards.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
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A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By kgaard
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The teaser for '90s horror is up on Criterion.

My big question about Dust Devil: I've read that the Director's Cut is far superior to the theatrical version. Can anyone confirm? And do we know...
Forum: Movie Reviews 5 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
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Pretty in sync with the list here. #22, The Great Dictator, was also my #22. It's not easy to make a film that's important, insightful, and funny, but Chaplin pulls it off. And the list's #20, The...
Forum: Movie Reviews 6 days ago
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Posted By kgaard
Yeah, The Battle of Algiers was one of mine, #4...

Yeah, The Battle of Algiers was one of mine, #4 on my list. Here's what I wrote about it many, many years ago:


The Pianist was fine, but no vote from me.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
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Anyway, from the last four I've seen all but The Human Condition I. Not a huge fan of Braveheart, and while both Patton and The Deer Hunter are fine films, neither made my list.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5qalNX5G94

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T5qalNX5G94
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 1 week ago
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Celebrities you have met?
Posted By kgaard
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I've met a couple of celebrities and been in the vicinity of many, but most recently--as in, yesterday--Peter Sarsgaard and Maggie Gyllenhall came out to tashlikh.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
Here's two more of mine over the line. It's a...

Here's two more of mine over the line. It's a little weird that it took so long for Army of Shadows to achieve its classic status, but in this sense cinema is a bit like war: politics by other means....
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
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I haven't seen either of these. The Dirty Dozen just lingers on the periphery of my mental watch list. I'm not a big Mendes fan, but I'll probably get around 1917 someday.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
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Two more I haven't seen (The Human Condition III and The Ascent, that is). They both sound interesting and if I still kept a list of movies to see, they'd go on it, but now my memory will have to...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
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Both good films, neither got my vote.

Tl;dr: Good; no.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
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Posted By kgaard
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I have fine memories of Glory, but from a long time ago, so it did not make my list.

Rome, Open City was my #13. Terrific example of neorealism.
Forum: Movie Reviews 2 weeks ago
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Posted By kgaard
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I've seen a lotta Spielberg movies. But not this one. And MASH is just not for me. There are a couple of Altmans that I really like, but this is a miss.
Forum: Movie Reviews 2 weeks ago
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Posted By kgaard
Well, I'm a baby's butt on this countdown. ...

Well, I'm a baby's butt on this countdown.

So I'll do this quicklike, for #s 60-45:
Haven't seen: Fires on the Plain, Jojo Rabbit, Ivan's Childhood, The Human Condition II, and Waltz with Bashir....
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 weeks ago
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The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
Posted By kgaard
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Amazing, I've actually seen both of these. Good for me!

First Blood is fine. Like many others, I don't think of it as a war film, but genre borders are porous, so I can see it.

Kanal was my #9....
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 weeks ago
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Posted By kgaard
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I haven't seen Tora! Tora! Tora! but The General was my #21. I've gotta think Tom Cruise is a huge Buster Keaton fan.
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 weeks ago
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Posted By kgaard
Oh, that's a tough one! He can be critical, but...

Oh, that's a tough one! He can be critical, but his response to All Quiet is about as harsh as I've heard from him. Our tastes do not always overlap (I enjoy the Marvel movies, he--mostly--does not;...
Forum: Movie Reviews 3 weeks ago
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Posted By kgaard
Y'all are not going to believe this, but I...

Y'all are not going to believe this, but I haven't seen any of #72-65. True story.

I have a friend who absolutely hated the recent version of All Quiet on the Western Front. Called it one of the...
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European: Lets Talk Football
Posted By kgaard
He came on as a sub and, no surprise, scored a...

He came on as a sub and, no surprise, scored a goal. It was a weird atmosphere, though, more like a Beatles concert than a football match.
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European: Lets Talk Football
Posted By kgaard
Ha ha, Iím at Red Bull Arena for the Red...

Ha ha, Iím at Red Bull Arena for the Red Bulls-Miami match and Messi isnít in the lineup for Miami. Lotta disappointed Messi fans out here.
Forum: Movie Reviews 4 weeks ago
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The Movieforums Top 100 War Movies Countdown
Posted By kgaard
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Two more I haven't seen, but Shoah is on my must-see list. When I was studying for conversion, a Holocaust survivor (a class member's relative) came to visit. It was memorable and sobering, because...