Movie Tab II


I've not seen the doc Daniel but i fully agree she's not guilty. The fact that no dna evidence was found linking her to the murder scene yet there's palm prints and whatever else clearly showing Guede was there should be enough for anybody. To be fair i think the doc has mischaracterized the guilty crowd if that's what you took away from it. Everything i've read from people who believe she is guilty (not counting the Italian prosecutors) think the sex stuff is mostly irrelevant, the primary reason they believe she did it is because she initially blamed that other guy who had nothing to do with it.

My thoughts about the guilty crowd mainly come from outside the doc and from what I've read/heard. Yeah, her making up "lies" or changing her story or whatever is probably the main thing to be fair, but I think its understandable given the conditions she was under and the way she was treated by authorities that were asking the completely wrong questions for the wrong reasons.

I agree that's why she changed her story. The reason i brought it up was because most people who believe she did that i've read at least seem to disagree with the Italian Prosecutors; they think they bungled the case by focusing on the wrong things like "the sex game gone wrong". I don't agree with them but i think it is only fair to distinguish them from the prosecutors and the people who agree with them.

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The Seven Year Itch (1955) -

I dunno, it's like your usual romantic comedy, but since it's directed by Wilder it's a good film. That guy is the master of talking to himself, though.

The Hitch-Hiker (1953) -

I've heard many opinions about this movie, ranging from superb masterpiece to utter crap and you know what? It's somewhere in the middle, but closer to the light side. It's a little bit better than the Rutger Hauer film, but not as good as the Korean rendition. Also, directed by a woman.

Nawet nie wiesz, jak bardzo Ciê kocham (2016) -

I was really bored at home in a sheety mood, so I decided to go to the cinema to see a movie I knew I'm not gonna love, but won't hate neither. I wasn't exactly sure how much I'm gonna like it, but I finished liking it quite a bit. It's a record of a therapeutic session and what we see are three faces talking. That's a nice twist at the end (in the ending titles!!!).

La corta notte delle bambole di vetro [Short Night of Glass Dolls] (1971) -

That's some nice, original giallo with Ingrid Thulin (!), dead and alive (!) corpses and an orgy.

Love and Death (1975) -

Allen makes fun of Tolstoy and Dostoyevsky. I was scared it's going to be a blasphemy and maybe it even is one, but it's very entertaining and even a little bit funny at times.

Dio perdona... io no! [God Forgives... I Don't!] (1967) -

The first Bud Spencer & Terrence Hill western. Surprisingly non-comedic and kinda like a rip off of Leone, but still pretty nice.

Soleil rouge [Red Sun] (1971) -

I can't believe I first heard about this movie yesterday! I made up for this, though, and watched it the first thing today and this is some mind-blowing stuff! It's a western film with Charles Bronson and Alain Delon (!) AND TOSHIRO MIFUNE (!!!). There's also that Bond girl Ursula Andress. And some Indians. What a beast of a film!

Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Sex (But Were Afraid to Ask) (1972) -


I'm starting to like Allen. Soon there will be no directors I hate.
Look, I'm not judging you - after all, I'm posting here myself, but maybe, just maybe, if you spent less time here and more time watching films, maybe, and I stress, maybe your taste would be of some value. Just a thought, ya know.

Sonatine (Takeshi Kitano, 1993)

An entertaining crime film with some really memorable moments but a strange quirkiness that takes a little getting used to.

Aliens (James Cameron, 1986)

Always put off by its length, but was pleasantly surprised by what turned out to be a really entertaining action film.

Good Will Hunting (Gus Van Sant, 1997)

Some interesting and uplifting ideas, but all a little too neat and contrived for me to truly enjoy it.

The Producers (Mel Brooks, 1967)

The direction and camerawork is extremely ordinary, and some of the comedy is borderline irritating, but there are enough hilarious moments to make it an overall enjoyable experience.

Withnail & I (Bruce Robinson, 1987)

A really great script that at times really appealed to my sense of humour, great performances and quite poignant come the end.

An Affair to Remember (Leo McCarey, 1957)

A fantastically directed film, each scene is miraculously staged, each frame beautiful, the acting is subtle and the actions emotionally powerful. Only complaint is the children singing scenes.

Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel)

Unwatchable at times, not sure why its shooting style seems to have brought it so much praise. It's meant to show how tough and boring these workers lives are? Okay. It just put me off eating fishing forever.

Hitchcock/Truffaut (Kent Jones, 2015)

Enjoyable film, but nothing I didn't really know and not done in a revolutionary way. Subject is fascinating so I was never going to dislike it.

The Tall T (Budd Boetticher, 1957)

Really solid Western with lots of great elements, loved the cinematography and performance from Randolph Scott. Looking forward to more from Boetticher.

Stoneheart Asylum (Brad Anderson, 2014)

Quite interesting for the first half but falls apart by end, plot twists are largely superfluous too.

The Shallows (Jaume Collet-Serra, 2016)

Extremely boring and hard to watch, I was not terrified or entertained in any way.

The Brothers Grimsby (Louis Leterrier, 2016)

Absolutely awful comedy that I did not laugh properly at once. Such a shame that Cohen has gone from a genius film like Borat to a film like this.

Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.

Captain Sindbad (Byron Haskin, 1963)

The Accidental Spy (Teddy Chan, 2001)

Hercules, Samson & Ulysses (Pietro Francisci, 1963)

The Colossus of Rhodes (Sergio Leone, 1961)

The newly-built Colossus of Apollo at Rhodes becomes the centerpiece of a plot to overthrow the corrupt king and keep Greece safe from Phoenicia.
Alias John Preston (David MacDonald, 1955)

Fury at Showdown (Gerd Oswald, 1957)

The Kentuckian (Burt Lancaster, 1955)
Evolution of a Filipino Family (Lav Diaz, 2004)
625 min

The “King of Ants” (Elryan de Vera) struggles to survive life on the streets while threatening to tear his family apart during the Marcos/Aquino era in the Philippines.
The Vengeance of Fu Manchu (Jeremy Summers, 1967)

Nothing But the Night (Peter Sasdy, 1973)

Scream and Scream Again (Gordon Hessler, 1970)

Dheepan (Jacques Audiard, 2015)

When Tamil Tiger Dheepan (Jesuthasan Antonythasan) flees Sri Lanka when his side loses the Civil War, he and his acquired “family” moves into a gang-infested Parisian neighborhood.
John Goldfarb, Please Come Home! (J. Lee Thompson, 1965)
Memories of Me (Henry Winkler, 1988)

The Killing Machine (Dolph Lundgren, 2010)

Gentlemen Prefer Blondes (Howard Hawks, 1953)

Two American golddiggers (Jane Russell & Marilyn Monroe) sing “When Love Goes Wrong, Nothing Goes Right” outside a Paris café.
The Blood Oranges (Philip Haas, 1998)

The Prophecy: Forsaken (Joel Soisson, 2005)

Cat Run (John Stockwell, 2011)

Star Trek Beyond (Justin Lin, 2016)

Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) and a friendly alien (Sofia Boutella) are both able to be beamed aboard a primitive ship by Scotty (Simon Pegg).
It's what you learn after you know it all that counts. - John Wooden
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Piranha 3D (Alexandre Aja, 2010) -

Schloß Vogelöd The Haunted Castle (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1921) -
Poltergeist (Tobe Hooper, 1982) -
"Gentlemen, you can't fight in here. This is the war room."

Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.

The 41-Year-Old Virgin Who Knocked Up Sarah Marshall and Felt Superbad About It (Craig Moss, 2010)
We Go to Monte Carlo aka Monte Carlo Baby (Jean Boyer & Jean Jarrold [Lester Fuller], 1953)

The Monte Carlo Story (Samuel A. Taylor, 1956)

Love and Death (Woody Allen, 1975)

”I got screwed.”
Blood Creek aka Town Creek (Joel Schumacher, 2009)

Red Corner (John Avnet, 1997)

The Dream Chasers (Arthur Dubs & David E. Jackson, 1984)
Blood Father (Jean-François Richet, 2016)

Recovering druggie/ex-con Mel Gibson tries to protect his estranged daughter (Erin Moriarty), who has addiction problems of her own and is wanted by the Mexican cartel and the police.
Speedway (Harry Beaumont, 1929)

Salt of the Earth (Herbert J. Biberman, 1954)
The Pace That Thrills (Leon Barsha, 1952)

Predestination (Spierig Bros., 2014)

A time travel movie involving a terrorist bomber, a law enforcement agent (Ethan Hawke) who needs to stop him and a young woman (Sarah Snook) who has a strange life story to relate to the agent.
Spooks Run Wild (Phil Rosen, 1941)

Regal (Karissa Hahn, 2015)

Halloween H20: 20 Years Later (Steve Miner, 1998)

McFarland, USA (Niki Caro, 2015)

A coach (Kevin Costner) with anger management issues moves to California's Central Valley and trains his cross country team which consists of Mexican-American kids.
Now: End of Season (Ayman Nahle, 2015)
The Creation of the Humanoids (Wesley E. Barry, 1962)

Daredevil Drivers (B. Reeves Eason, 1938)

Captain Fantastic (Matt Ross, 2016)

Eccentric dad Viggo Mortensen brings his children from their wilderness home in the Pacific Northwest to their mom’s funeral in New Mexico to satisfy her last wishes.

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La danza de la realidad [The Dance of Reality] (2013) -

Yet another masterpiece from Jodorovsky! This was so good I even thought about the full 5 star rating, but then again this genius of a director made some better movies in the past and these are films that deserve 5 stars more than this one (Santa sangre, El Topo). However, it doesn't take anything away from the greatness The Dance of Reality is. It's pretty absurd at times, but always poetic, beautiful and ultimately human. As autobiographical as universal, it is a very intimate movie, not only for Jodorovsky himself, but also for me, as a viewer.

C'eravamo tanto amati [We All Loved Each Other So Much](1974) -

My second Ettore Scola movie. Something like Italian Jules and Jim, with De Sica, Fellini and Mastroianni in cameos. I didn't quite get its comedic appeal, but the drama parts were great.

陽光燦爛的日子 [In the Heat of the Sun](1994) -

As great as director's other film Devils on the Doorstep. A wonderful take on memories and the process of remembering as well as China's Cultural Revolution and the youth of the country organized in gangs. Also, being young and all the anxieties connected with it, as well as an infatuation (Ning Jing is beyond exquisite, I'm not surprised with the hero at all). Some incredible scenes, like the voyeuristic one with the hero under the bed seeing only girl's feet and ankle bracelet, or the one in the rain. We are never sure what is real and what is only a fantasy, but figures the narrator himself doesn't know this. It's not that important, though, as long as the movie is a masterpiece.

お嬢さん乾杯 [Here's to the Young Lady] (1949) -

Setsuko Hara is about to get married... sounds familiar? Well, this is way less formalistic and more entertaining than Ozu films and seems to be just your usual movie of its time, but... Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara, Hara. I mean, at one point the hero contemplates whether or not he should marry Setsuko Hara. WHAT THE HELL DUDE

A Night at the Opera (1935) -

Beautiful musical numbers, some funny scenes (the crowded room one, for example) and chaotic carnage at the end. More, please! Did you want a manicure? No, come on in. I'm afraid I've become a Marxist!

The Plague of the Zombies (1966) -

A very solid Hammer Zombie flick! I wish it was more brutal and had more scenes of zombies massacring people, but this was pre-Night of the Living Dead, so I guess I'm demanding too much.

37°2 le matin [Betty Blue] (1986) -

I was getting into it thinking I'm going to see a straight-forward erotic film, but the three hours long Director's Cut I watched didn't have that many of sex scenes. It's a very beautifully shot and lit (!!!) movie about insanity. I heard people calling it a masterpiece, but it isn't one. Pretty cool, anyway.

Wo³yñ [Volhynia] (2016) -

This is the first feature movie (there are some documentaries about it) about the Volhynia Massacre, during which Ukrainian UPA bestially killed the whole village (same happened in many other villages in Eastern Poland). I liked how the director portrayed everything in a very non-biased way. He was faithful to history and didn't chicken out from showing brutality on the screen, but at the same time didn't choose to just make an exploitation gore porno movie (and he could, given how brutal the tortures and killings were). The last 30 minutes of this were like Polish Come and See and the dose of brutality was pretty high (some people were looking away).

Watership Down (1978) -

A very good animation for adults. I loved how these rabbits created their own faith, social system etc. Pretty brutal at times, but overall not as "terrible" as some people made it be.

The Plague Dogs (1982) -

Holy moly, this is the most depressive movie I've seen in a while. It portrays its themes with such starkness and hopelessness the only thing you can do after it's ended is shoot yourself.

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[Rec] (Jaume Balagueró/Paco Plaza, 2007) -

City Girl (Friedrich Wilhelm Murnau, 1930) -
The Conjuring (James Wan, 2013) -

Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.

Day the World Ended (Roger Corman, 1955)
Hillbillys in a Haunted House (Jean Yarbrough)
The Return (Asif Kapadia, 2006)

The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 1961)

Everything Victorian governess Deborah Kerr sees and hears seems to lead her to sinister conclusions, but is she correct?
Seminole (Budd Boetticher, 1953)

Dawn at Socorro (George Sherman, 1954)
About Alex (Jesse Zwick, 2014)

The Chalk Garden (Ronald Neame, 1964)

Troubled teenager Hayley Mills seeks advice from her new governess (Deborah Kerr) who has her own mysterious past and sees herself in the young woman.
Dolemite (D’Urville Martin, 1975)

Cilaos (Camilo Restrepo, 2016)

Sons of New Mexico (John English, 1949)

Eye of the Devil aka 13 (J. Lee Thompson, 1967)

French nobleman David Niven is called to his vineyard to deal with failing crops, but it soon becomes clear that his family has been drawn into an ancient curse involving what may indeed be a witch (Sharon Tate).
All Eyes on Sharon Tate (No Director Listed, 1967)

The Greasy Strangler (Jim Hosking, 2016)

Gangsters, Gamblers and Geezers (Amar Adatia & Peter Peralta, 2016)

Weiner (Josh Kriegman & Elyse Steinberg, 2016)

Up close and personal look at the defiant Anthony Weiner (D – New York) who, after he was forced to resign from Congress over a sex scandal, ran for mayor of NYC and even led in the polls for a while before being caught in another sex scandal.
Paid in Full (Charles Stone III, 2002)

Malibu Beach (Robert J. Rosenthal, 1978)

The X from Outer Space (Kazui Nihonmatsu, 1967)
Goke, Body Snatcher from Hell (Hajime Satô, 1968)

Mysterious red clouds (which QT “borrowed”) are only the beginning of troubles for a Japanese airplane which later crashes on an island and also encounters aliens (as well as their spaceship) who turn the passengers and crew into bloodsuckers.

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Things to Come (1936) -

H.G. Wells strikes once again! It's anti-war, it's post-apo, it's sci-fi, it's corny, it's post-Metropolis, it's great! But I want more, more, more, just like mankind that soon will conquer stars!

Pink Flamingos (1972) -

Deliciously filthy, gross-outly funny! There's no person more filthy than Divine and he (she?! it?!) proves it in the very last scene that gets my golden turd award of the month. There's also some other crazy sh*t, like a talking a$$hole, or couch incest. RIP chicken see you in another vagina.[*] I have to see more by John Waters now!

The Steel Helmet (1951) -

What a great war film! Fuller is an amazing director and I can't wait to see more of his (saw Pickup and Forty Guns as well, any recs?). This is quite campy and has its dose of humour, but it can also hit you hard (Short Round ) and has something to say about racism. Not a masterpiece Attack! is, but yet another great 50's war film anyway.

御用牙 [Hanzo the Razor: Sword of Justice] (1972) -

Hanzo is like the ultimate cockmaster (and mind you, he's not a rooster master) brutally humping ladies that scared at first quickly find out they don't want this to stop. He's also the master of the sword, killing anybody who dares to mess with him. However, he's not completely stone-hearted as you will find out towards the end of the film. Yes, the guy on the GIF is beating his meat. Quite literally!

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The Greasy Strangler (Jim Hosking, 2016)

Oh man I'd love if you were capable of writing a full review of The Greasy Strangler. From what I've heard of it, it certainly seems like an 'interesting' movie.

Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.
I can say that I thought it started more like a 2.5 with some decent gross-out scenes and some bizarre disco humor. Then it went off in a weird sexual manner with what I'd call strange pubic and penis F/X. After about an hour, it seemed to start spinning its wheels and ran out of gas. Even though the lead characters are pretty disgusting, I still found them likable in a twisted way. Overall, it just wasn't sick or funny enough for me to call it good, but it sure was "different".

Shin Godzilla

Probably the best Godzilla movie ever made, other than Son of Godzilla of course. The first 20-30 minutes are incredible and then followed up by a much less successful hour and 30 minutes.

Kung Fu Panda 3

His dad is a goose, but really his dad is a other panda.

Minority Report

I always forget the twist in this movie. Also, it has the most irritating lighting ever.

OJ Made in America

There seems to be a big surge of race related movies recently, but this one blows them out the water. Technically it's a five part mini-series, but each segment is about 90+ minutes. Although the whole thing is incredibly smart and meticulously constructed, the first segment (which focuses on OJ's rise to fame) really stood out to me.

Independence Day

So stupid.

Secret of Arrietty

One of the few Ghibli movies not directed by Miyazaki with fantastic visuals. Really fun movie, except for the boy who is terrible. I hope his character is the result of poor dubbing.

Letter to Momo

A really uneven movie, it's kind of for kids and then something inapproriate will happen. The voice actor for Master Shake did the english dub for one of the guys. Second weirdest movie out of these.

Hunt for the Wilderpeople

A PG-13 version of Up with the guy from Jurassic Park. Except a lot better than that sounds. A crowd pleaser flick in every way, really entertaining.

Kubo and the Two Strings

Really unique animation style. A cool movie to see in the theater.

De Palma

I can't say I've ever enjoyed one of De Palma's movies. They're weird, they're cheesy, and usually just a big thematic jumble. But this is actually really neat to see. Mostly he just says "holy mackerel !" the whole time.

Mr. Holmes

and the mystery of the bees.


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strange pubic and penis F/X.
Just to check, is that the only time you've ever used that phrase when critiquing a film?

I do have to admit to having a slight (very slight) morbid interest in watching The Greasy Strangler. And I can't tell if the above line increases or decreases that interest.

On the Silver Globe (1988)

A super ambitious sci-fi flick about a society forming from the ground up, and their tumultuous dispute with wobbling killer bird people. Much of the film is missing, so it’s filled in with bits of rapid explanatory narration and constant jump cuts that seriously hamper the first half. If you can make it that far, there’s still some pretty incomprehensible Shakespearean sort of dialogue and histrionics to get through. I hate using the P word, but it does come across as fairly… pretentious. The style is cool though.

Fever (1999) -

I expected a conventional 90s serial killer spin-off, but this is a pretty odd psychological drama about an eccentric man losing sanity. Slow pacing, surreal dream sequences, and dark ambient music give it a Lynchian vibe.

Mortal Transfer (2001)

A noir-ish dark comedy about the most incompetent psychologist ever trying to find his way out of a convoluted murder plot. I really liked Beineix’s Diva, and this has a similarly colorful style (albeit not as prominent). The plot is entertaining too, if a little overlong.