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I've been doing some catching up on 2019 releases!



Ford v Ferrari (2019)

I'm not sure if this is as enjoyable if you don't care much about racing, but as a fan of racing myself, this was a lot of fun! The sound of the cars was amazing and a good performance by Christian Bale as race driver Ken Miles. The name
Ford v Ferrari might be a bit misleading though, because the rivalry between Ford and Ferrari feels more like a subplot than the main conflict.





Little Women (2019)

A lovely film! The entire cast was great in this, but especially Saoirse Ronan's and Florence Pugh's performances were amazing. I haven't read the book or seen any of the previous adaptations, so I can't say much about how "original" the screenplay is, but as someone who didn't know the story yet, I thought that it was great. It's noticeable that this film is adapted from a fairly long book because sometimes it feels like the story of the film jumps around a bit too fast. The costume design and set design were great too and the score is fantastic. One of my favorite films of 2019!





1917 (2019)

The cinematography of 1917 is beautiful, but what else would you expect from Roger Deakins. The way that they managed to make the entire film seem like it's one continuous shot is very impressive. Although it's not the first film that has done this, it's very likely the most difficult film which has and that's due to both the amazing way that some of the scenes were shot and the great editing.





Jojo Rabbit (2019)

I liked the two other Taika Waititi films that I'd seen and after this one, I can definitely say that I'm a fan. I find the tone of his films very original and he manages to combine a serious subject and comedy way in a way where neither feels out of place. The child actors are well cast, the screenplay is great and there were some very beautiful shots.

I agree with just about everything you said about all four of these films.



I really liked this movie, especially the combo of Isaac & Chastain.
I like both actors, for me chastain is one of the very few good actresses acting in hollywood, in my opinion. When it comes to new york, to me, it have to have something more than just acting and plot, even worse if you sell the movie talking about the most violent era, taking in consideration what was made in terms of cinematography because of that era, it’s one of the only times i enjoy america culturally. They sold this movie in a way, they made it in another way, is related but missed so much. I could rate it higher, probably, but when i make the contrast between the material available and what they made...




Yves Simoneau, 2007


I was hoping for something of the same quality of the book; the movie is about the last chapters: red cloud 'touching the pen' and driving his people to reservations, the last frontier of crazy horse and sitting bull, that ended with their deaths. A nice feature, both sides of a story, with an interesting character ohiyesa / charles.





Stiff A.K.A. Necro Lover (2010) - 3.5/10. As the movie name says... Stiff, acting-wise it was stiff. The girl was cute enough. The movie meanders on with dull conversations. The plot is pretty much laid out in the open up front so there is suspense or anything. But for a movie that cost so low, it wasn't made woefully. A wee bit better story telling and it would have been a better movie.
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I watched a very funny movie Borat, I think I will rate it as 8 out of 10





Murder in Miami (2014) - 3/10. A dull low budget thriller. The twist in the end was pretty alright. But everything leading up to it was bad. There was a cheap tribute to Psycho in there. And the ladies were gorgeous for sure. But a hopeless movie!





Miss Fisher and athe Crypt of Tears (2020) - 6.5/10. My favourite TV show ever gets a movie and they mess it all up with mythological mumbo jumbo. A wee bit more money they get and forget about the story and just go for grandeur. Should have stuck to a well written murder mystery. 6.5 might be generous, but I do have a soft spot for the show.



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And the ladies were gorgeous for sure. But a hopeless movie!
"Ladies were gorgeous for sure" ≠ "A hopeless movie".

There's always hope for such movies. :-P
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Night of the Living Dead: 3.5/4

Simple but clever. Very well acted for an indie movie. Loved how the word "zombie" is never used. Didn't find it particularly scary, but I don't think anyone my age would.
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Céline Sciamma, 2019


And that's it, only three films i really liked from last year. I was thinking about something profound / sensitive / insightful to write, meaningless anyhow, but perceptive edgy on my part, most people are not noticing it, i hope. I watched the movie last night, and i've been reading the "reviews" on letterboxd, and that made me think twice before writing something right now, i'll just say: the last scene, one of the music of the centuries, the antonio vivaldi four seasons rv. 315 have been around for nearly 300 years now, if you don't understand what that scene meant you don't understand the significance of a woman and bonbons, maybe worse, you don't know why we seek art. For the males who didn't like the movie, you could tell where this was going when the box fallen in the ocean.



Olivia (1983)
aka A Taste of Sin

B-grade combination of Harlequin and slasher/Giallo. It has its moments but as a whole, it's clumsy and boring. I don't know much about Ulli Lommel but he seems to have some sort of vision yet lacks the skill to put it on film. The intro is the best part of this movie and I kinda liked the lead actress. Barely above trash.

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The Scheme (Pat Kondelis, 2020)
6.5/10
PawParazzi (Ari Novak, 2018)
4/10
Five Fingers for Marseilles (Michael Matthews, 2017)
6/10
The Call of the Wild (Chris Sanders, 2020)
- 6.5/10


Harrison Ford has to deal with a CGI river and dog.
The Hustle (Chris Addison, 2019)
5/10
The Devil (Andrzej Zulawski, 1972)
6.5/10
Stiff (Mike McKown & Jim Towns, 2010)
5/10
Trixie Mattel: Moving Parts (Nicholas Zeig-Owens, 2019)
- 6.5/10

Trixie Mattel, a winner on RuPaul's Drag Race, sings his theme "Moving Parts".
Dark Water (Hideo Nakata, 2002)
6/10
Trapped: The Alex Cooper Story (Jeffrey G. Hunt, 2019)
5/10
The Sandwich Man (Hsiao-Hsien Hou, Zhuang Xiang Zeng & Jen Wan, 1983)
5.5/10
Through My Father's Eyes (Gary Stretch, 2019)
6.5/10

Story of WWE superstar presented through her family connections.
The Soldier's Tale (R.O. Blechman & Christian Blackwood, 1984)
+ 6.5/10
Petra (Jaime Rosales, 2018)
5.5/10
Ricochet (Nicolas Gomez, 2011)
5/10
The Current War (Alfonso Gomez-Rejon, 2017)
+ 6/10

Thomas Edison (Benedict Cumberbatch) and his DC vs. George Westinghouse (Michael Shannon) and his AC via Nikola Tesla (Nicholas Hoult).
Rabid (Soska Sisters, 2019)
5.5/10
Nona: If They Soak Me, I'll Burn Them (Camila José Donoso, 2019)
5/10
Hamsun (Jan Troell, 1996)
6.5/10
Suburban Gothic (Richard Bates Jr.. 2014)
6/10


They have to deal with a haunted house. What would you do?
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The Autopsy of Jane Doe (2016) - 6.8/10. Took a break from B movie sojourn. And i think I dumped in my pants. Should have stuck with cheesy stuff. This movie was well done. Did use some usual jump scare or false alarm tropes early on. But after that it was nice. The director did mighty fine job. Brian Cox dominated the screen. But since I live alone, I steer clear of ghost movies. Making full use of lockdown and watching these during the day time.



"Ladies were gorgeous for sure" ≠ "A hopeless movie".

There's always hope for such movies. :-P

Well it was all in the first 20-25 mins of a movie. After that it was a grind. And there was nothing special that PH cant offer!



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Blood Father (2016)
This popped up in my Netflix list the other day so I decided to give it a go. I'm a sucker for revenge type flicks, no matter how bad, and in that Mel Gibson is in this one I figured it can't be that much of a risk. I was pleasantly surprised. There's nothing really special here as the plot is predictable just by reading the first letter of the synopsis, but even knowing most every turn it was still a decent ride. As always (in my opinion), Gibson does a great job of a temper-rattled ex-con trying to do right. I guess his crazy may be mostly autopilot now for him, but I still enjoy it and he is still full of energy, milking scenes effortlessly.

It's a decent cast, decent acting, and I never found myself drifting off but it is still a B movie, opening doors to character development that never go anywhere. I imagine most people watching this aren't looking for that anyway, so it's all good by me.

A solid
for what it was designed to be.
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A very beautiful, very strange movie. I enjoyed it very much.
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