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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3165 on: December 25, 2020, 06:38:24 AM »
Midnight Sky. Cliche ridden.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3166 on: December 30, 2020, 06:12:05 AM »
The Professor and the Madman. They took some liberties with the book but overall not bad. As a human being Sean Penn is a POS but he was quite good as the madman.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3167 on: January 06, 2021, 10:02:40 PM »
Currently working on A Hidden Life by Terence Malick.  At just under three hours, I needed a break after the first hour.  I can't sit in front of the TV like I used to.  So far it's excellent.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3168 on: January 10, 2021, 11:07:04 PM »
Currently working on A Hidden Life by Terence Malick.  At just under three hours, I needed a break after the first hour.  I can't sit in front of the TV like I used to.  So far it's excellent.

I finished this tonight.  It is about Blessed Franz Jägerstätter whom Benedict declared a martyr and beatified in 2007.  Has anyone else seen this?  It was long, but I thought it was a fine movie, showing the struggles of both Franz and his wife and family both before he was imprisoned and after.  Reading the reviews, secular critics praised it as one of Malick's best works, but Christian critics were not as enthusiastic.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3169 on: January 11, 2021, 06:47:24 AM »
Currently working on A Hidden Life by Terence Malick.  At just under three hours, I needed a break after the first hour.  I can't sit in front of the TV like I used to.  So far it's excellent.

I finished this tonight.  It is about Blessed Franz Jägerstätter whom Benedict declared a martyr and beatified in 2007.  Has anyone else seen this?  It was long, but I thought it was a fine movie, showing the struggles of both Franz and his wife and family both before he was imprisoned and after.  Reading the reviews, secular critics praised it as one of Malick's best works, but Christian critics were not as enthusiastic.

Frau H and I turned it off. The bucolic and angelic scenes of Austria are sublime. However, we found it too mawkish. Good story, sure. Drawn out and boring.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3170 on: January 11, 2021, 12:14:55 PM »
Currently working on A Hidden Life by Terence Malick.  At just under three hours, I needed a break after the first hour.  I can't sit in front of the TV like I used to.  So far it's excellent.

I finished this tonight.  It is about Blessed Franz Jägerstätter whom Benedict declared a martyr and beatified in 2007.  Has anyone else seen this?  It was long, but I thought it was a fine movie, showing the struggles of both Franz and his wife and family both before he was imprisoned and after.  Reading the reviews, secular critics praised it as one of Malick's best works, but Christian critics were not as enthusiastic.

Frau H and I turned it off. The bucolic and angelic scenes of Austria are sublime. However, we found it too mawkish. Good story, sure. Drawn out and boring.

I agree with this.  The scenes of Austria were worth sitting through it for me.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3171 on: January 11, 2021, 12:32:54 PM »
Currently working on A Hidden Life by Terence Malick.  At just under three hours, I needed a break after the first hour.  I can't sit in front of the TV like I used to.  So far it's excellent.

I finished this tonight.  It is about Blessed Franz Jägerstätter whom Benedict declared a martyr and beatified in 2007.  Has anyone else seen this?  It was long, but I thought it was a fine movie, showing the struggles of both Franz and his wife and family both before he was imprisoned and after.  Reading the reviews, secular critics praised it as one of Malick's best works, but Christian critics were not as enthusiastic.

I have seen it and would be among those praising it. I am an enormous fan of Malick though, and mileage varies (as posts in this topic show).  Malick is often criticized for being 'boring,' 'pretentious,' or just a 'nature documentarian.'  But really, he is a director who understands and applies the visual nature of film more than any others.  His films are always brimming with symbolism (visual symbolism), and modern eyes are too accustomed to being spoon fed meaning and being told what to think through dialogue or musical cues.  Of course, Malick's choice of music in his films is superb and adds to the quality of his work. But my point is simply that his work is perfectly intelligible without sound (because of how visual it is), and that can hardly be said of most films these days.  But this means it requires a viewer's attention.  It must be watched and experienced, it cannot just 'be on.'  His films are a bit like the Mass, in that way, I suppose. You will get much more out of it the more attention you give it. It asks a lot of you.  If you just sit there waiting for 'something to happen,' you're going to miss out on the point.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3172 on: January 23, 2021, 01:02:15 AM »
Ended up seeing Wonder Woman 84 or whatever it's called. 

Surprisingly not terrible.  Good messaging laden throughout it, although, there's the standard 'modern agenda' rife throughout it...
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3173 on: February 01, 2021, 11:58:58 PM »
I just watched this movie.  I thought it was really good.  The movie really seemed to mirror current usa politics, but on a small town level.  You have the cowboys/"regulators" mirroring the swamp , and the traveling fast draw town tamer/marshall with his casino boss partner hired by a small group of townsfolk mirroring Trump and his shady backers.  There are many parallels in my opinion.  And, who is caught in the middle of it all?  The law, who allowed the vigilantism of the cowboys to get out of control, and the very townsfolk who hired the town tamer, are caught in the middle of this war between two unofficial rogue bodies vying for power. 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3174 on: February 02, 2021, 09:51:13 AM »
The Dig. Not great but OK. Fiennes did a pretty good job.
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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3175 on: February 03, 2021, 07:36:12 AM »
Breach, about Robert Hanssen the devout Catholic super spy.  Right out of the hood!  Surprisingly well acted and suspenseful, even though we know the outcome.  I had to take a couple of cig breaks, Chris Cooper (who plays Hanssen) made me so nervous, the cat-and mouse dynamic.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3176 on: February 03, 2021, 10:34:24 AM »
Breach, about Robert Hanssen the devout Catholic super spy.  Right out of the hood!  Surprisingly well acted and suspenseful, even though we know the outcome.  I had to take a couple of cig breaks, Chris Cooper (who plays Hanssen) made me so nervous, the cat-and mouse dynamic.

Dunno if I'd call him devout. Possessing the virtue of religion, perhaps, though possibly a good cover for his activities. Reading the wikipedia entry on him he sounds like a complete pervert who wussed out on the death penalty and now gets to spend the rest of his natural life in solitary 23 hours a day at ADX Florence, CO.

If he'd opted for the death penalty potential, he'd have hedged on being provided with a priest for a final confession and, assuming a good confession (what does a condemned man lose with full honesty?), moral certitude of heaven upon release from purgatory. Now, he might die of a heart attack in mortal sin alone in his cold cell, where he will immediately be confined to hot hell.

This example is just one of many on the truth of what St. Thomas says about the death penalty, and reveals the complete lack of logical thought and, more importantly, misplaced "charity" (it's really humanism) of the modern curia in their opposition to it.

Oh, and the 23 hours in solitary doesn't mean 1 hour a day of interaction at Florence. It means 1 hour a day they funnel him like a rat to a larger cell meant for "exercise". He's completely alone and the only interaction he has is in the case of medical issues. Perhaps spiritual guidance once a month or something, but death would be better.
 

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Re: Last movie you saw?
« Reply #3177 on: February 03, 2021, 11:58:30 AM »
Gardener, I was hesitant about describing Janssen as Opus Dei, as not to offend for a change.  ;D
 The film doesn't slam Catholicism or go into OD culture.  The investigator who outfoxed him,Eric O'Niell, used being a lapsed Catholic to manipulate Hanssen, and one is left suspecting this was ultimately so abhorrent and hypocritical he left and started another career.  I wonder if he is still a lapsed Catholic; sure hope not.
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Chris Cooper played Hanssen brilliantly, sick, twisted and sneaky Traitor.