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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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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3036 on: February 11, 2019, 12:06:08 PM »
They Shall Not Grow Old, directed by Peter Jackson, about the Brits who signed up to fight in World War I.

*Terribly* depressing. They took old film footage, digitized it and kind of wove a story out of it. So all the dead bodies of humans and horses that you see were truly dead, not actors. Lice, rats, etc. in 3D.  :'(

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/They_Shall_Not_Grow_Old

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3037 on: February 11, 2019, 03:07:44 PM »
Standoff at Sparrow Creek. Think Pon de Replay, Gardener, Michael Wilson, Heinrich and INPEFESS holed up in a Whodunnit?
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3038 on: February 11, 2019, 07:13:50 PM »
2046 with Tony Leung.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3039 on: February 11, 2019, 11:09:27 PM »
Frequency, 2000 with Jim Caviezel and Dennis Quaid

Loved this movie!  Son saves father from dying; but it is through a sort of time-travel: son in 1999 warns his father who's  in 1969 (before he died), using a "magical" ham radio. Many lives put into danger (or died in the past) because of changing the past, but father and son work together to undo the troubles and make the present better for both of them.  A lot of warm father/son relationship stuff but also a lot of violence and excitement (grisly at times).  Really keeps you on your toes.

I think most males but also many females would enjoy this (not for little kids).
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3040 on: February 22, 2019, 10:53:52 AM »
A Man for All Seasons with Paul Scofield.

This is particularly true for our time:

The Duke of Norfolk: Oh confound all this. I'm not a scholar, I don't know whether the marriage was lawful or not but– dammit, Thomas, look at these names! Why can't you do as I did and come with us, for fellowship!
More: And when we die, and you are sent to heaven for doing your conscience, and I am sent to hell for not doing mine, will you come with me, for fellowship?

Now I need to track down the '88 TV movie with Charlton Heston as More.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3041 on: February 22, 2019, 03:05:04 PM »
Creed 2. What waste of a great idea.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3042 on: April 01, 2019, 07:19:32 AM »
The Highwaymen with Harrelson and Kostner. Not bad. I liked that they showed a Colt Monitor machine rifle. I had never heard of them.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3043 on: April 08, 2019, 08:29:48 AM »
Outlaw King on Netflix. Not bad, seemed reasonably accurate. They showed the Scots using Lochaber axes in battle. But I had my doubts about Bruce killing Comyn at Greyfiars. It portrayed them as alone with Bruce killing an unarmed Comyn, who threatened to betray Bruce to King Edward.
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