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Fail-safe (Sidney Lumet, 1964) -


This movie blew me away! The direction is perfect, the acting great and the movie itself incredibly intense. Loved it!

Lethal Weapon (Richard Donner, 1987) -

City Lights (Charlie Chaplin, 1931) -
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Mr. Brooks (Bruce A. Evans, 2007) -
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City Lights was a first watch. It may go up the next time.



I recommend watching Chaplin. It's about all the Chaplin you ever need (or would want) to watch.
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The Name of the Rose (1986) -

Sean Connery plays medieval Sherlock Holmes investigating murders among an abbey of monks (many of whom seem to have been hired for their… ummm… facial attributes). The eerie atmosphere wouldn’t be out of place in any horror movie. The sound people really outdid themselves too; this is the creakiest movie I’ve ever seen.

Brother/Brat (1997)

Cool Russian crime film from the director of the under-acknowledged Of Freaks and Men. Awesome soundtrack too. The violent plot coupled with a sort of drab, deadpan style may appeal to Tarantino or Jarmusch fans.

Blackadder Back & Forth (1999)

Baldrick accidentally creates a time machine. Only half an hour long, but it still feels cinematic and less like an additional episode of the show (partially due to the absence of a laugh track). Funny and clever dialogue as always.

The Flight of the Phoenix (1965)



A system of cells interlinked
Time Lapse

Kaiser, 2014





The temporal tricks perhaps don't stand up to scrutiny as well as they should, but this was still a fun little low-budget science fiction.


Spring

Benson/Morehead, 2014





A rare horror film with a heart, this one was all class. Great camera and sound design, as well.


Primer

Carruth, 2004





Ridiculously complex and bold in its refusal to dumb itself down for its audience, this film is fascinating. I am just not sure that makes it a good movie. It lacks the elegance to bring it all together without reading an article that helps to understand the structure. I admire the fact that this was made for $7000, which is less than I paid for my car, but I found it pretty cold and lifeless in some ways. I will give it another shot at some point, which may send the rating either up or down. This one might be too smart for its own good.
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Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.

Soul in Cinema: Filming Shaft on Location (Hugh A. Robertson, 1971)

Louder Than Bombs (Joachim Trier, 2015)
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Boxcar Bertha (Martin Scorsese, 1972)

Captain America: Civil War (Russo Bros., 2016)
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What’s this? What’s this? Spider-Boy?
Mr. Right (Paco Cabezas, 2016)

Night Without Distance (Lois Patiño, 2015)

Variety Lights (Alberto Lattuada & Federico Fellini, 1950)
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Lola (Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1981)


Germany, the mid-1950s. Lola (Barbara Sukowa) is a singer, whore and mistress of a corrupt builder (Mario Adorf), but she also attracts the eye of the strait-laced new building commissioner (Armin Mueller-Stahl) who meets her as a single mother and daughter of his landlady (Karin Baal).
Lolly-Madonna XXX (Richard C. Sarafian, 1973)
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The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (Lee H. Katzin, 1987)

Two Rode Together (John Ford, 1961)

10 Cloverfield Lane (Dan Trachtenberg, 2016)


When Mary Elizabeth Winstead finally gets outside the bunker she’s being held either against her will or for her own safety, she does find some strange happenings.
Pack Up Your Troubles (George Marshall & Raymond McCarey, 1931)
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How to Be Single (Christian Ditter, 2016)

The Boy (William Brent Bell, 2016)
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Remember (Atom Egoyan, 2015)
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After his wife dies, eightysomething Christopher Plummer, suffering from dementia, consults with a fellow Auschwitz survivor (Martin Landau) who guides him to escape their nursing home and find the Nazi who killed their families.
Jane Wants a Boyfriend (William Sullivan, 2016)

Marine Raiders (Harold Schuster, 1944)

Murph: The Protector (Scott Mactavish, 2013)

Catch-22 (Mike Nichols, 1970)
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WWII bombardier Yossarian (Alan Arkin) can’t face the insanity of war, but since he knows that, he’s forced to stay in the middle of it – he’s trapped in a catch-22.
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A system of cells interlinked
Predestination

Spierig, 2014





Another twisty time film. Pretty cool chain of events in this one.


The One I Love

McDowell, 2014





Cool idea, and some nice insights on love and relationships, but ultimately comes apart at the seams due to lack of context.


Honeymoon

Janiak, 2014





Ack!! This one builds tension slowly and very effectively. I don't think I would ever watch it again, though. Some disturbing body horror that had me crawling the walls. Beware!


House of the Devil

West, 2009





Retro-style suspense film in the spirit of the late 70s slow-burners. I liked the approach, but found it a bit boring at times.



Everything I watched In May
(Thoughts posted in my Movie Log)


Mr. Holmes (Bill Condon, 2015)
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Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (William Cottrell, David Hand, et al., 1937) (Rewatch)

Escape From New York (John Carpenter, 1981, 2015)
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Centurion (Neil Marshall, 2010)
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Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg, 2014)
+
Caveman (Carl Gottlieb, 1981) (Rewatch)
+
Deadpool (Tim Miller, 2016)
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The Imitation Game (Morten Tyldum, 2014)

Dances With Wolves (Kevin Costner, 1990) (Rewatch)

The Nice Guys (Shane Black, 2016)
+
3:10 to Yuma (James Mangold, 2007) (Rewatch)
+
Bubba Ho-Tep (Don Coscarelli, 2002) (Rewatch)

Conspiracy Theory (Richard Donner, 1997) (Rewatch)

Cinderella (Clyde Geronimi, Wilfred Jackson, Hamilton Luske, 1950) (Rewatch)
+
8MM (Joel Schumacher, 1999) (Rewatch)


Also watched (but did not review because it's TV):

Sherlock: The Case of the Abominable Bride



I was watching some type of Ancient Rome, gladiator, middle ages movie.



Señora DelMonte, she go BOOM!
My May highlights:

High And Low

Once Were Warriors
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Night Of The Living Dead
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Five (Deadly) Venoms
+
Dawn Of The Dead 1978
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Frailty

Dawn Of The Dead 2004

Days Of Glory
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Women On The Edge Of A Nervous Breakdown
+
One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest
+
Gothika

Gion Festival Music

Spring Breakers

Rango

Falling Down
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Nikita
+
Elegy
+
Stoker

The Master

Sunset Blvd.
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Bound

Dead Men Don't Wear Plaid

Sansho The Bailiff

Anatomy Of A Murder

Ballad Of A Soldier
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terrible, 0/5, not enough puppies.



Woody Allen is a pedophille
May Viewings:
Due to finals, I wasn't able to watch much this month, but here is what I saw.

Captain America: Civil War (1957) -
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On The Waterfront (1954) -
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2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) -
+
Rififi (1955) -
+
The Steel Helmet (1975) -
+
Jaws (1975) -

Seven Samurai (1954) -

Samurai I: Musashi Miyamoto (1954) - [rating3.5[/rating]
Samurai II: Duel at Ichijoji Temple (1955) -
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Samurai III: Duel at Ganryu Island (1956) -

Mon Oncle (1958) -

I Vitelloni (1953) -
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(Rewatch)Horrible Bosses (2008) -
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May, 2016 movies watched-

The Ladykillers (1955)
+ I thought the old lady made this film what it is.

Stagecoach (1939)
- Not a favorite Western for me, but enough for me to understand it's classic status.

On the Beach (1959)
+ Good movie that should have been so much more.

Baby Doll (1956)
I thought it was more funny than salacious.

All About Eve (1950) Repeat viewing
- A load of great performances and dialogue.

El Topo (1970) Repeat viewing
With not liking weird movies or having interest in symbolism, I'm not left with much else.

He Ran All the Way (1951)
Less than 80 minute crime noir that I thoroughly enjoyed.

I Vitelloni (1953)
A good flick, but I'm not going to remember much about it.

Ugetsu (1953)
I didn't want the story to go in the direction it did, but the results were superb.

The Last Wagon (1956)
Richard Widmark turns an average western into a good one.

Pickup on South Street (1953)
I didn't think it was the most entertaining noir, but it packs a punch.

The Court Jester (1956)
Not my type of comedy but at least amusing.

Cat on a Hot Tin Roof (1958)
- Worth watching for Newman and Taylor.

Dead Man (1995) Repeat viewing
I dislike this movie, due in large part to how it looks and the musical score.

Born Yesterday (1950)
+ Good mix of comedy and drama, and very good performances.

Dial M for Murder (1954) Repeat viewing
Right now, I'll call this my favorite Hitchcock.

The VVitch (2015)
- An original setting and time period is what made this above average for me.

Across the Wide Missouri (1951)
+ An ok western, but nothing about it stands out.

The Changeling (1980)
Not a big fan of ghost stories, but this is a very good one.

I Live in Fear (1955)
A lesser known Kurosawa that I thought had very strong and powerful elements.

The Seventh Seal (1957)
I had a lot of mixed feelings. I know it's good, but I need to watch it again.

Picnic (1955)
Mediocre in every way.

Man of the West (1958)
- There's a nice edge to this western with Gary Cooper.

The Revenant (2015)
As great looking as advertised to go along with engrossing and exciting.

The Law and Jake Wade (1958)
Not bad, not good, it's average.

The Life of Oharu (1952)
It felt long, but it's a great, powerful story.

The Seven Year Itch (1955)
I love to watch Marilyn but this movie didn't do much for me.

Total May viewings-27
Total 2016 viewings-152



Since everyone else is doing it. All of the movies i posted about it RTLMYS in May, i watched others but i'd just get annoyed trying to think of them. Will try to keep a record for June.:

The Good Dinosaur -

Frailty -
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Trick r Treat -

Capturing The Friedmans -
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The Babadook -
+
The House of the Devil -

Wolf Creek -

The Descent -
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The Descent Part 2 -

Session 9 -

The Fly -

Videodrome -

The Breakfast Club -
(rewatch)
A Place In The Sun -

The Thing From Another World -

Creepshow -
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Singing In The Rain -
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Talk To Her -
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Christine -
+
The Night of the Hunter -
+
Breaking The Waves - No Rating
Bubba Ho-Tep

Freaks -
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Othello (1952) -

The Hitcher -
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The Asphalt Jungle (1950)

Woman in a Dressing Gown (1957)

The Silent Partner (1978)

Some Like It Hot (1959)

The Jerk (1979)
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