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#1231697 - Thu May 09 2019 03:18 AM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"dial M for Murder"

No matter how many times I watch this one, I love it.



Oh, yeah. Even though you know all the surprises and how it turns out, it's still great to watch! smile
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#1231699 - Thu May 09 2019 03:20 AM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"All Quiet on the Western Front" (1930)
I've read the book and seen the film many times (also the international 'silent' version) and it is still compelling.
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#1231700 - Thu May 09 2019 03:22 AM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"On the Basis of Sex" (2018)
Not bad! Kept me on the edge of my seat even though I knew how it was going to turn out! Also a reminder of far we have come as a society and how different life was 50-60 years ago.
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#1233375 - Wed May 22 2019 09:36 PM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"the Country Girl" 1954

Grace Kelly won her Oscar for this one, in a big upset over Judy Garland for "A Star is Born". She does give a fine performance, and of course we know how much the academy loves it when a glamourous beauty plays against type. The real winner of a performance in this film, though, is Bing Crosby. Didn't know he had it in him.

As for the movie itself, for the time not a bad rendition of the codependency of marriage to an alcoholic.

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#1233756 - Mon May 27 2019 09:08 PM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"Can You Ever Forgive Me?" 2018

Well, I'd say this is Melissa McCarthy's best work, convincingly playing a thoroughly unlikable woman, and getting us to sympathize with her, to some extent.

And Blossom Dearie on the soundtrack, too.

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#1234034 - Thu May 30 2019 10:33 PM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"The Big Chill" 1983

I can't say that this one really spoke to me - there's something about it that just doesn't really ring true to my experience. Maybe it's just that I never went to college, never really ran with a pack. And never really had ideals so lofty that I had to abandon them - most of mine have stayed pretty much where they were.

I see this movie being described as talky, but honestly, not as talky as this kind of thing would have been in real life. And not as bitchy....

All in all, to me this is mostly a reasonably entertaining "meh".

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#1234469 - Tue Jun 04 2019 09:21 PM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"Booksmart" 2019

I'm not the intended audience for this, but still had a pretty good time. Some genuinely very funny lines - I don't laugh out loud in the theatre very often, but I did a few times with this one.

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#1234566 - Wed Jun 05 2019 11:22 PM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"The Godfather Part Two" 1974 Dang, this movie is good.

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#1234674 - Thu Jun 06 2019 09:28 PM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"The Godfather Part II" 1972 As is this one.

If you forced me to rank them, I'd say Part I is a better story and Part II is more wonderful to look at. But I'd prefer not to rank them, they are both amazing.

I wanted more so started to watch Part III. Got about twenty minutes in - the writing is just not there.

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#1234793 - Fri Jun 07 2019 09:03 PM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"Far From the Tree" 2018

A lovely documentary about children who, one way or another, are very different from their parents. Most of the children have what could be viewed as a disability, but certainly they themselves don't always see it that way. An examination of parental love, but also of what it means to be "different".

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#1234927 - Sun Jun 09 2019 05:41 PM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"A Star is Born" 2018

Not bad. Can't beat Judy Garland and James Mason, but not bad.

As a person with hearing loss who also works with other people with hearing loss, I like how they managed that part, very realistic. And as a person who has had a loved one go through rehab, that wasn't bad, either. Early sobriety is so darn fragile.

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#1235121 - Tue Jun 11 2019 05:53 PM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"The Devil Wears Prada" 2006

Lots of fun. Meryl Streep is riveting, you really can't take your eyes off her.

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#1235373 - Today at 04:13 PM Re: The last film you watched ...
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"Murder on the Orient Express" 1974

Comparing this to the one that came out a year or so ago, it's hard to say which is best. This is so much more beautifully filmed, with, I think, more depth. The newer version though tells the story more coherently. Great performances in both versions, though I admit it was nice to see so many old friends, if I can put it that way, in this one. Wendy Hiller especially was a standout as the Princess - I've never seen a bad performance from her.

I think there are other versions of this film, I'll have to dig them up.

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