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The Man Who Killed Don Quixote, solid 7/10. An enjoyable ride, but I would've preferred if it ended up going more off the rails like other gilliam movies



Bob's last movie...Redford announced he would retire from acting after The Old Man & The Gun. And it's a nice send off too, for the veteran actor who started out in 1960 and has starred in many beloved films.

There's a segment in the movie where Redford's character Forest Tucker who's a life long gentleman bank robber, reflects back on his early days of robbery. The film then shows us photos and a film clip of a very young Robert Redford, which works for the story and as a tribute to Robert Redford himself. Those flash back photos were quite touching, while being understated and within the bounds of the story. So kudos to the film for that!

I liked the movie and it's slow paced flow. Nothing overly exciting happens. No big action or chase scenes to speak of, thank goodness. Mostly it's just Bob doing what he does best, being Redford and showing us his quiet understated charm. He's paired up with Sissy Spacek in a subdued and low keyed romance story line. Actually it's more like a friendship about two people getting to know one another, with one of them being a notorious bank robber!

Based on a 'mostly true story', The Old Man and the Gun is worth watching on a quiet Sunday evening.

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Welcome to the human race...
That list would go on for at least the entire duration of the film. Were you even able to focus?
More than you'd think, though it was hard not to think about how everyone was losing their sh*t over Hereditary last year when this has existed for fifty years. Speaking of cult-themed horrors from fifty years ago...

The Wicker Man -


this guy needs to get laid
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Good recommendation! Watched it last night, and enjoyed it as much as anything I've seen in the past year! I kept shaking my head that these 3 were getting away with these incredible projects. And there were a bunch of laugh out loud moments as well. "Tarzan" is a riot. It's hard to imagine that anyone wouldn't like this first rate absorbing documentary. Cheers.

~Doc

Glad you enjoyed. I couldn't stop laughing at the part explaining when they put the helicopter down to ask for directions.
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A Foreign Affair (1948)


This is up there with my favourite Wilder. Has so much to it, with such witty dialogue and a great script, all the major characters perform brilliantly. Marlene Dietrich slightly steals the show for me from Jean Arthur but seriously, this film had everything.








This is the first James Dean movie I've ever watched and it was really good. Obviously has that "old" acting feel which may be a turnoff to some but once you get used to it it's kind of eh, ok . Jo Van Fleet as Kate was excellent. Thought she stole every scene she was in.




As far as women in prison films go this is pretty standard fare. Innocent girl ends up prison with nasty warden and an inmate who wants to "do her in." Cliques form and then all hell breaks loose. If you've ever seen a WiP film you know what to expect. Not as good as the classics like Big Bird Cage or as over the top campy as Reform School Girls but it's better than a lot of 'em.



(For this month's War theme.)

Lawrence of Arabia 1962 David Lean (Re-watch)

'The film as a whole is widely considered a masterpiece of world cinema and one of the greatest films ever made. Additionally, its visual style has influenced many directors, including George Lucas, Sam Peckinpah, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorsese, Ridley Scott, Brian De Palma, Oliver Stone, and Steven Spielberg, who called the film a "miracle".'

For me, the first half 100/100, 'The epic of all epics'..
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After Hours, strong 8 out of 10. I love movies that have a slight sense of surrealism to them, and After Hours was perfect in that aspect.



you take it away... to show them what they had


6/10



i'm not sure why but this movie was mindblowing to me.
it's because of his minimalism, i guess.

10/10



6/10



10/10

how do you guys do those pocporn ratings?



Bob's last movie...Redford announced he would retire from acting after The Old Man & The Gun. And it's a nice send off too, for the veteran actor who started out in 1960, and has starred in some beloved films. There's a segment in the movie where Redford's character Forest Tucker who's a life long, gentleman bank robber, reflects back on his early days of robbery...and the film shows us photos and a film clip of a very young Robert Redford and as far as the story goes that was fine, but as a tribute to Robert Redford it was quite touching, while being understated and within the bounds of the story. So kudos to the film for that!

I liked the movie and it's slow paced flow. Nothing overly exciting happens. No big action or chase scenes to speak of. Mostly it's just Bob doing what he does best, being Redford and showing us his quiet understated charm. He's paired up with Sissy Spacek in a subdued and low keyed romance story line. Actually it's more like a friendship about two people getting to know one another, with one of them being a notorious bank robber!

Based on a 'mostly true story', The Old Man and the Gun is worth watching on a quiet Sunday evening.

Nice review, CR. It's an enjoyable film by a bunch of pros. Redford underplayed the part perfectly, and reminded everybody that he could act a little.. As you say, good send off to a legendary guy.

~Doc



Tokyo Idols (2017)



It is an exercise of bigotry of the lowest caliber. This "documentary" portrays a facet of Japanese culture as if it were some kind of disturbing activity that should not exist. Of course, it has zero objectivity and presents the concept of idol from a consistently condescending perspective. I think about this documentary as analogous to the perspective of racist Europeans when they were describing primitive African tribes: a completely arrogant perspective that sees its subject as something disgusting.

In cinematic terms is very mediocre: it feels like a poorly edited YouTube video rather than a documentary and it only interviews 2 people 90% of the time: one idol and one of her fans, as if a sample of 2 people (which might be paid artists from all I know) could describe the millions of people who participate in idol culture. Essentially a piece of ethnocentric propaganda that is an insult of the whole subculture.

Rating: 0/10