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Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.

The Brothers Grimsby (Louis Letterier, 2016)

Creature Companion (Melika Bass, 2018)

Lourdes (Jessica Hausner, 2009)

Ready Player One (Steven Spielberg, 2018)


A few obvious Spielberg film references.
Traveling Saleslady (Ray Enright, 1935)

The Arrangememt (Elia Kazan, 1969)

Maze Runner: The Scorch Trials (Wes Ball, 2015)

Get Yer Ya Ya's Out (Albert Maysles, Brad Kaplan & Ian Mankiewicz, 2009)
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Jimi Hendrix & Keith Richards c. 1969.
The Hymns of Muscovy (Dimitri Venkov, 2018)
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Chappaquiddick (John Curran, 2018)

Two Too Young (Gordon Douglas, 1936)

Colleen (Alfred E. Green, 1936)


The movie’s highlight – the fashion show.
The Immortal Blacksmith (Sammy Lee, 1944)

The Work (Jairus McLeary & Gethin Aldous, 2017)

The Kid from Kokomo (Lewis Seiler, 1939)

Runaway (Michael Crichton, 1984)


Maniac Gene Simmons celebrates Independence Day early.
Carolee, Barbara & Gunvor (Lynne Sachs, 2018)

Yankee Doodle Goes to Town (Jacques Tourneur, 1939)

Ideal Home (Andrew Fleming, 2018)

Manhatta (Paul Strand & Charles Sheeler, 1921)
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Doc showing Manhattan pre-Chrysler and Empire State Buildings.
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Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.

Four Jills in a Jeep (William A. Seiter, 1944)

Hail Columbia (No Director Listed, 1934)

American Spoken Here (Basil Wrangell, 1940)

Disobedience (Sebastián Lelio, 2018)


The physical attraction between two women (Rachel Weisz & Rachel McAdams) raised in an orthodox Jewish community remains strong after many years.
Fast Life (Harry Pollard, 1932)

Sweepstakes Winner (William McGann, 1939)

Alice and Martin (André Téchiné, 1998)

French Connection II (John Frankenheimer, 1975)


”I’d rather be a lamppost in New York than the President of France, but I came over here to get Frog One.”
That Brennan Girl (Alfred Santell, 1946)

The Inside Story (Allan Dwan, 1948)
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So Long Enthusiasm (Vladimir Durán, 2017)
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Brothers (Arthur Barron, 1977)
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Using pseudonyms, Black Panther George Jackson (Bernie Casey) - basically in prison for being black - and Angela Davis (Vonetta McGee) fight for black activism and fall in love. You can guess what happens.
Dude Cowboy (David Howard, 1941)
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The Dance Contest (Dave Fleischer, 1934)
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Trigger, Jr. (William Witney, 1950)

Wait for Your Laugh (Jason Wiss, 2017)


Rose Marie was a radio, music and TV legend who started off as Baby Rose Marie and was protected by Al Capone – honest.
Annapolis Salute (Christy Cabanne, 1937)

...and justice for all. (Norman Jewison, 1979)
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Nostradamus IV (Cyril Endfield & Paul Burnford, 1944)

A Branch of Pine Is Tied Up (Tomoyasu Murata, 2018)


Stop-motion, twins, a tsunami, a snowglobe, a rabbit, the past, present and afterlife are interconnected in this short.



Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.

Visiting Virginia (James H. Smith, 1947)
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Kenner (Steve Sekely, 1968)

Colorful North Carolina (James A. FitzPatrick, 1942)
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Kill or Cure (George Pollock, 1962)
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Private detective Terry-Thomas and local inspector Lionel Jefferies provide giggles in this light-hearted murder mystery.
The Tell-Tale Heart (Jules Dassin, 1941)

Harry Smith at the Breslin Hotel (Robert Frank, 2018)

Searching for a Special City (No Director Listed, 1965)

The Nights of Zayandeh-Rood (Mohsen Makhmalbaf, 1990)
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An examination of censorship before, during and after the Iranian Revolution involving a censored film by its exiled filmmaker.
Twenty Plus Two (Joseph M. Newman, 1961)

Cradle of a Nation (James H. Smith, 1947)
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Summer of ‘63 (No Director Listed, 1972)

Mister Buddwing (Delbert Mann, 1966)


Amnesiac James Garner cannot recall anything about his life – probably due to a traumatic experience.
Criminal (Ariel Vroman, 2016)
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Memories and Melodies (James A. FitzPatrick, 1935) hrt

Strange Glory (Jacques Tourneur, 1938)
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A Walk in the Spring Rain (Guy Green, 1970)


Seeming soulmates Ingrid Bergman & Anthony Quinn are committed to other people (her) or lifestyles (him).
Glimpses of Western Germany (James A. FitzPatrick, 1954)
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The Night AKA La Noche (Edgardo Castro, 2018)

The Face Behind the Mask (Jacques Tourneur, 1938)

The Workshop (Laurent Cantet, 2017)
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A group of students in a summer writing workshop create an original thriller in the context of contemporary European politics.



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I've been thinking recently about revisiting The French Connection since I didn't like it nearly as much as I feel I should. I've never thought about watching the sequel before but you've got me interested.



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Like most of the personal threads, this one has had a severe lack of back and forth. I'm certainly part of that problem as I don't normally engage in much conversation anyway. At least in Movie Tab, some people would engage Mark on what he watched. I don't know why that came to a stop, but reading Mark's thoughts is one of the most important things this forum offers for me. I must have it!



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Sorry to see the possible demise of your movie tab round-ups Mark. While I've not been around much for a while now, checking out your opinion (even just through a rating) was always just about my favourite thing on here.



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@mark f you rated Ready Player One pretty high. I've yet to see it, but it comes off as a shallow market for nostalgia, which is "in" right now. The book itself felt like a geek listing off his favourite nerdy things and a "hey, remember this, remember that" mentality. Which got old fast and made for a repetitive read.

In your opinion, how does Spielberg handle this? Does he manage to avoid it, giving some actual stakes for these people in this virtual world, or is it another "let's see how many pop culture reference we can fit in this" mumbo-jumbo?
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