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The Last Wave (1977)

It's not as good as Picnic at Hanging Rock, but it's easy to see that both are directed by the same person. The first hour or so is really good, but towards the end, it loses lots of its steam. The soundtrack is great, and it creates a disturbing feel to the film. I can't really pinpoint what goes wrong in the latter parts of the film, and partly because of that, I'm not 100% sure of the rating either (there's a chance I'll up it by half at some point).
I really love The Last Wave. While I can agree that most of the memorable imagery comes in the first half, there's something about the sense in the last half that
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things are going downhill and if there was a point that anything could be done about it, that time has passed. The main character progresses from an active protagonist to something more akin to a witness, even if he doesn't realize it until the end.



The Gunfighter (1950) - 8/10

Worth watching if you want to expand your Gregory Peck library.



The 6th Day (2000)



I'd go half a popcorn lower, but yeah. Interesting premise wasted on a run-of-the-mill Schwarzenegger actioner.
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm -


hypernormalisation
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Borat Subsequent Moviefilm -


hypernormalisation
I thought the trailer looked dreadful and was worried about how the film could possibly be anywhere near as funny without the unknown documentary setup that made the first so successful in exposing horrendous opinions/actions from real people. A bit more confident now that it will at least be decent, as people and critics seem to like it. Reading about the Rudy Giuliani stuff it at least seems he was able to pull off some similar "tricks" as the first. I was initially thinking when I saw the trailer that I wish he would have just done another season of Who Is America?.
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I was intrigued at how Cohen would pull this off after the first film being a big hit. I guess Who is America was his trial run???? The inclusion of his daughter brought new laughs and I was impressed with how she kept composure during some scenes. The film takes aim at how women are treated, how people ignore the virus, republicans, pedos, etc. While the film does not have any real laugh out loud moments like the first (naked hotel chase) it does have a few shockers (father/daughter dance/ Giuliani).

A passable sequel that felt more focused on story than real life encounters.
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Welcome to the human race...
I thought the trailer looked dreadful and was worried about how the film could possibly be anywhere near as funny without the unknown documentary setup that made the first so successful in exposing horrendous opinions/actions from real people. A bit more confident now that it will at least be decent, as people and critics seem to like it. Reading about the Rudy Giuliani stuff it at least seems he was able to pull off some similar "tricks" as the first. I was initially thinking when I saw the trailer that I wish he would have just done another season of Who Is America?.
They address early on how he's so recognisable that he has to adopt disguises to make the film (though he still reverts to his regular appearance often enough), but I think it's more a matter of how the kind of content that seemed so shocking and horrendous in 2006 now seems all too familiar in 2020 so it's more a matter of an audience potentially having grown numb to how awful Americans can be in the past decade or so (like I said, hypernormalisation). Less a sense of "what the hell am I watching" than "yeah, this tracks".

The Hills Have Eyes -


idk man I've watched all the classic Craven films and thought they were all fine but not great so I'm fully expecting to watch something like Silver Bullet and be shocked to discover that I think it's a masterpiece



Venice, the Moon and You (Italian: Venezia, la luna e tu) 1958

The Traffic Policeman (Italian: Il vigile) 1960

A well deserved 7/10 vote
Alberto Sordi's acting is superb
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Re-visit after many years. Still holds up. Cusack was darn cute back in the day.
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The Dead Don't Die (2019)

May be suffering from Zombie overkill, couldn't get into this at all.




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Queen & Slim (2019)


I found this genuinely moving (in most parts - didn't like the kid and the dad bit) and a really wonderfully shot film. Turner-Smith was the highlight, what a performance. Again, another road trip movie that I loved.





[i] ... so I'm fully expecting to watch something like Silver Bullet and be shocked to discover that I think it's a masterpiece
It's not bad. Corey Haim does a good job and Busey doesn't chew much scenery.



The Gunfighter (1950) - 8/10

Worth watching if you want to expand your Gregory Peck library.
Ah, one of my fav westerns and it made our Movie Forums: Top 100 Westerns list coming in at #40 It should've been higher!



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The Dead Don't Die (2019)

May be suffering from Zombie overkill, couldn't get into this at all.

I actually think it's a movie made precisely for those of us suffering from zombie overkill. It's almost like our revenge zombie-movie antidote. One of the highlights of watching it in a theater was the rather volatile reception it got from those who seemed to be Walking Dead fans. Then in the parking lot, they got into their big new trucks.
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The Gunfighter (1950) - 8/10

Worth watching if you want to expand your Gregory Peck library.
I don't know if you've ever watched Yellow Sky but it's a decent Peck Western.