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The skin I live in 8.5/10

 

Disturbing, weird, chilling and horrific but so damn good! Too calm to be so crazy and manipulative. Antonio Banderas puts a really wicked performance into this one

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Trumbo  (2015)               9/10

 

 

                                             Sure it's Hollywood making  a film about itself, but it takes on a larger life much like the man himself.  A chance for second tier actors to really stretch out and make a presence. There must have been a lot of folks falling over themselves to get into this one. It works because as a writer, Trumbo himself was in the "not clearly visible" category of Hollywood. That is where HUAC made their mistake. Sure he was blacklisted and vilified and had a 10 year ordeal, but he was made into a household name at a time when Joe American could not name a screenwriter if you held a gun to his head. Trumbo's return to the limelight was the final castration of HUAC and the begining of an end to a shameful abuse of Constitutional rights. Timely that his story has resurfaced now, as suspension of constitutional rights by any other name....

 

 Watch this one closely as the actual footage used really gives insights into who was supportive and who bowed down at the time.

 

 

 I would have to rank this up with RKO 281 as must sees for anyone interested in the history of American Film.

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It's a solid film. Not Villeneuve's best work, but I would still rate it 7,5/10.

Prisoners(2013)Good film 6.75/10

Ill have a look at Vs other films

post #18664 of 19226
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The skin I live in 8.5/10

 

Disturbing, weird, chilling and horrific but so damn good! Too calm to be so crazy and manipulative. Antonio Banderas puts a really wicked performance into this one

I think i may watch this next mate-thanks

imdb-7.6/10


 
 
 
post #18665 of 19226

Sicario 7/10. 

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Sicario 7/10. 

I thought this was closer to 8 or 8.5. The movie does not touch on any new themes or any new moral/philosophical debates. However, I am pretty impressive with the director's ability to build atmosphere into this film. Times of tension and the unknown were perfectly achieved through use of cinematography and well a chosen score. When I was supposed to feel worried and unsure, I did. That is hard to communicate through film (I find) as many directors simply do not seem to care or know how to build proper atmosphere. Recommended.

post #18667 of 19226
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I think i may watch this next mate-thanks
imdb-7.6/10
Do it!!




 



 



 


post #18668 of 19226
South American movies are really good, especially Argentinian and Brazilian. Most notably, City Of God.
post #18669 of 19226

Hail, Caesar! (2016): 7/10

 

It didn't set my world on fire, but I did thoroughly enjoy it. Only two things are keeping it back from an 8 in my book: the annoying, unnecessary, and luckily infrequent narration; and the ending, which didn't involve nearly as much misery and mayhem as the Cohen brothers have trained me to expect from them. I suppose you could say too that the primary plot thread is a bit weak, and I don't know how well it'd hold up on repeat viewings--but as a series of loosely connected vignettes it works.

 

Also, just for the sake of it, and so that you can get a feeling of how well you might like Hail, Caesar! compared to other Coen brother films, here's how I'd rank the Coen filmography:

 

17. The Hudsucker Proxy

16. The Ladykillers

15. Burn After Reading

14. Intolerable Cruelty

13. Raising Arizona

12. O Brother, Where Art Thou?

11. Hail, Caesar!

10. The Big Lebowski

9. The Man Who Wasn't There

8. Miller's Crossing

7. A Serious Man

6. Barton Fink

5. Blood Simple

4. True Grit

3. Fargo

2. Inside Llewyn Davis

1. No Country for Old Men


Edited by metalsonata - 2/7/16 at 8:49am
post #18670 of 19226

The thing with the Cohen's is you almost need to break their films down into comedy vs drama to rate them. The two are very different animals and tend to appeal to two different audiences.

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The thing with the Cohen's is you almost need to break their films down into comedy vs drama to rate them. The two are very different animals and tend to appeal to two different audiences.

 

Perhaps. I'm not certain that I'd delineate things so sharply, at least not along genre lines, as I often find a lot of comedy bleed-over into their dramas and vice versa. I think if I were to divide their movies into two camps, it'd be 'heavy' and 'light.' I prefer their heavy movies.

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Perhaps. I'm not certain that I'd delineate things so sharply, at least not along genre lines, as I often find a lot of comedy bleed-over into their dramas and vice versa. I think if I were to divide their movies into two camps, it'd be 'heavy' and 'light.' I prefer their heavy movies.

I have always though of them as more satirical drama. Even their funny stuff to me sees more satirical at heart.
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I have always though of them as more satirical drama. Even their funny stuff to me sees more satirical at heart.

 

Yeah, genres and the Cohens are tough, lol.

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Yeah, genres and the Cohens are tough, lol.

I always just assumed that was their point half the time. What is genre? If it exists what does that say about our reality? Are we just forcing categorization on this rediculous thing we call order? It's like with each movie they are setting beside me saying, see, if reality has objective meaning it is only based in the subjective whims of goofy people that really can't account for why they do what they do most of the time!
post #18675 of 19226

I find the Coens to be always worth a watch, but not always immensely satisfying. Hit and miss for me. The Big Lebowski would be far and away my #1 though :biggrin:

 

Of the films I've seen, I'd rate em:

 

1. The Big Lebowski
2. No Country For Old Men
3. O Brother Where Art Thou?
4. Barton Fink

5. The Man Who Wasn't There
6. Blood Simple
7. Miller's Crossing
8. True Grit
9. Raising Arizona
10. Burn After Reading
11. A Serious Man

 

Yeah, really disliked A Serious Man - thought it was dull as dishwater. Burn After Reading was a miscast misfire and Raising Arizona not my kind of humour at all. I'd only really go nuts for the top 4 from this list. Still quite a lot I haven't seen.

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