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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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