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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3030 on: December 16, 2018, 10:17:34 AM »
These aren't the last two movies I saw, but I watched them recently and they're both available for streaming on Netflix.  The first was Moonwalkers, a paint-by-numbers British action-comedy elevated by its high concept and late-60s period setting: it imagines a world in which the Apollo 11 moon landing conspiracy is true, and that Stanley Kubrick was hired by the CIA to fake the footage.  A pair of slackers, however, manage to dupe the lead CIA agent into believing that one of them (a spaced-out druggie) is Kubrick.  Hijinks ensue.



The second was Filmworker, a documentary about Leon Vitali, who gave up his career as an actor to become Kubrick's personal assistant, which you would think would be the greatest job in the world, but apparently Kubrick's obsessiveness took a demanding toll.  Vitali was the actor who played Lord Bullingdon in Barry Lyndon and delivered one of its most memorable lines: "I have not received satisfaction."  Anyway, it's a lovely testament to the collaborative marriage between an obsessive master and an assistant obsessed with realizing the master's vision, to the point of nearly complete self-surrender.  A treat for obsessives.  There's even a scene where Vitali is asked whether he believes Kubrick faked the moon landing (answer: no).

I think these two movies would make a good Kubrick-themed double feature.  It's not available for streaming, but the addition of Room 237 would make for a good triple feature.

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3031 on: December 16, 2018, 05:15:58 PM »
These sound as exciting as a soccer game, Pon.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3032 on: December 23, 2018, 10:14:41 AM »
The Passion of Joan of Arc.

At the start it was listed as PG.  I had seen parts before where they were interrogating Joan.  Intense.  I could see how they would list it as PG.

And then came the climax of the burning and all.  Hard R!  Hard R!

Highly recommend.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3033 on: December 30, 2018, 10:44:25 PM »
Finding Vivian Maier, a documentary about the nanny who was a prolific photographer, her life, how her work was discovered after her death, its artistic merit, etc.

Recommend.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3034 on: December 30, 2018, 11:03:12 PM »
Has anyone seen The Mule?
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3035 on: December 31, 2018, 09:36:23 PM »
Bergman's Winter Light.  I saw it was on in the middle of the night the other day and today it showed up through my cable's On Demand, so I watched it.
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