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Re: Films - your all time favs/new releases
« Reply #60 on: April 30, 2012, 13:17 »
Just watched the guard, great film.

Fun Irish gangster style film.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1540133/
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    The Lives of Others, German movie about Stasi agent involved in some...end is tragic and happy ::)
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    The Lives of Others, German movie about Stasi agent involved in some...end is tragic and happy ::)

    Yes, Das Leben Der Anderen in German. Brilliant film, one of my favourites too.
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    Gotta agree with you - watched it last year on a plane somewhere (and was astounded that it (a) made it onto the play list; and (b) wasn't beeped to buggery! Gotta give Air Canada credit for that one ...) and loved it ...  Brendan Gleeson is brilliant ay?!

    at least there is only limited nudity. (in fact even the hookers kept their kit on)
    nothing worse than the uncomfortable moment of watching a sex scene on an plane crammed with lots of other people all 'judging' you.

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    Prometheus. Funny serious film, and sh*te too. Watched the English version after yesterday's Hindi expedition. Both sh*te, but got more of a chuckle in the English version, the dubbing was better than the original. Mind, it's got some good special effects. Didn't go in with great expectations after excessive hype, unlike the last film I saw in the theatre, Dark Knight, and didn't come out feeling terribly boggy. Free popcorn and cheap tickets may have also helped, good theatre.

    Shame that Idris Elba, Luther detective, had to play such a sh*t role for the film.
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    I was actually fairly surprised at how well Dark Knight was, and I was expecting crap and over-estimations of a certain actors.
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    I fell for the hype :fp
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    What a pile of diarrhoetic sh*te was Avengers, I could puke in my in a camera and that would make for more interesting cinema. flipping waste of time :fp
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    1971 Get Carter, with Michael Caine.
    I think it was remade with Stallone in 2000.

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    1971 Get Carter, with Michael Caine.
    I think it was remade with Stallone in 2000.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0067128/

    with you there. in fact a lot of Caine films are great

    Italian job and Alfie are also classics but Zulu is one of my all time favourites
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    oh and Miss Congeniality of course
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    Love "the third man" !  I can't count how many times I've watched it.
    When I finally got to visit Vienna I went straight to the doorway that is supposed to be the one that Harry stood in the shadows.....

    yeah, "The Third Man" is great, haven't watched it for some time.

    I always wanted to go to Odessa to see the famous Potemkin Stairs but didn't made it yet.

    I think "The Good, The Bad & The Ugly" ist my alltime favorite, but there are so many great movies, I love Kurosawa, Peckinpah and so on...

    But I also like more contemporary movies, I think all the movie of Wes Anderson for example are little maserpieces
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    with you there. in fact a lot of Caine films are great

    Italian job and Alfie are also classics but Zulu is one of my all time favourites

    The Billion Dollar Brain is interesting if only to see where a lot of the Austin Powers stuff comes from. It also has a hilarious war mongering Texan that could pass as a caricature of Dubya Bush.

    Sleuth is a good film.  The remake, which has Caine playing the old husband instead of the young lover, was disappointing.

    I rather liked The Quiet American from a few years ago.  Brendan Fraser is not much of an actor but Caine can always be relied on.

    I watched Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus the other day.  It stars Debbie Gibson.  It was not as cheesetastic as I had hoped.
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    The Billion Dollar Brain is interesting if only to see where a lot of the Austin Powers stuff comes from. It also has a hilarious war mongering Texan that could pass as a caricature of Dubya Bush.

    Sleuth is a good film.  The remake, which has Caine playing the old husband instead of the young lover, was disappointing.

    I rather liked The Quiet American from a few years ago.  Brendan Fraser is not much of an actor but Caine can always be relied on.

    I watched Mega Shark Versus Giant Octopus the other day.  It stars Debbie Gibson.  It was not as cheesetastic as I had hoped.

    ....and in related news, the book that The Billion Dollar Brain is based on is quite good...Harry Palmer was a hero of mine as a wee tyke ( he was so much more grown-up then the then super popular cartoonish James Bond...and he wore real thick glasses...yeah a hero with glasses...way cool for a kid blind as a bat... )...the Harry Palmer stories also include Horse Under Water, The Ipcress File and Funeral in Berlin....and yeah Deighton had a real knack for painting Americans as bumbling  fools who simply had not a clue...as opposed to Col Stok, a Soviet who was portrayed in a very positive light, which was kinda unusual for the times...in fact Stok is one of my all-time favourite characters...

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    ....Citizen X...only a tv movie but an absolutely amazing tv movie...just shows how much can be accomplished when directorial smarts, a great script, amazing cinematography and inspired acting ( Rea and Sutherland are stunning...in fact this may be Sutherlands finest performance ever ) trumps a shoestring budget....

    ...highly recommended....if only for the fact that this is one of the few movies that accurately captures the bureaucratic hell that the Soviet Union was....

    Cheers

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    Re: Films - your all time favs/new releases
    « Reply #75 on: August 05, 2013, 23:08 »
    just watched "Smoke" on tv, must have been ages ago I watched it the last time, brilliant film, really. Harvey Keitel at his best
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    Re: Films - your all time favs/new releases
    « Reply #76 on: August 05, 2013, 23:19 »
    Oldboy
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    Re: Films - your all time favs/new releases
    « Reply #77 on: August 05, 2013, 23:27 »
    I have seen the trailer for the glorious 1:1 hollywood remake yesterday... :fp
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    Re: Films - your all time favs/new releases
    « Reply #78 on: August 05, 2013, 23:34 »
    I have seen the trailer for the glorious 1:1 hollywood remake yesterday... :fp

    Dear god, I didn't even know there was a remake   :embarrassed

    Why do they feel the need to 'remake' such an amazing film? They'll only cock it up and remove all the subtlety. One of the worst remakes I saw was 'Nikita'
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    Re: Films - your all time favs/new releases
    « Reply #79 on: August 06, 2013, 20:53 »
    So many. Throughout the years I made up a whole list on my files ...  :brzzzz


    British films:

    Lawrence of Arabia      Sir David Lean   1962
    Great Expectations      Sir David Lean   1946
    Sleuth       Joseph Manckiewicz   1972
    Pink-Floyd/The Wall      Alan Parker   1982
    The Big Sleep       Michael Winner   1978
    Shooting Dogs      David Caton Jones   2005
    Under Suspicion       Simon Moore   1991
    Barry Lyndon      Stanley Kubrick   1975
    Oliver Twist      Sir David Lean   1948
    Oliver Twist       Roman Polanski   2005
    Kind Hearts & Coronets      Robert Hamer   1949
    The Man in the White Suit       Alexander McKendrick   1951
    The Hill       Sidney Lumet   1965
    The Mission       Roland Joffé   1986
    The 39 Steps       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1935
    The Lodger       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1927
    The Lady Vanishes       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1938
    Young & Innocent       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1937
    The Skin Game      Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1931
    Pleasure Garden       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1925
    The Guns of Navarone       Jack Lee Thompson   1961
    The Bounty       Roger Donaldson   1984
    1984      Michael Radford    1984

    American films:

    Doctor Zhivago       Sir David Lean   1965
    Honky Tonk Man      Clint Eastwood   1982
    Outlaw Josey Wales       Clint Eastwood   1976
    Junior Bonner       Sam Peckinpah   1972
    The Sting       George Roy Hill   1973
    The Magnificent Seven       John Sturges   1960
    Full Metal Jacket       Stanley Kubrick   1987
    The River       Mark Rydell   1984
    Air America       Roger Spottiswoode   1990
    Maverick      Richard Donner   1994
    Nevada Smith       Henry Hathaway   1966
    Rear Window       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1954
    Dial M for Murder       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1954
    The Man Who Knew Too Much       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1956
    Vertigo       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1958
    Notorious      Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1946
    North By Northwest       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1959
    Rope       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1948
    Saboteur      Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1941
    I Confess       Sir Alfred Hitchcock   1953
    Apocalypse Now       Francis Ford Coppola   1979
    Broken Flowers       Jim Jarmusch   2005
    Farewell My Lovely       Dick Richards   1975
    High Anxiety      Mel Brooks   1975

    French Films:

    Le jour se lève       Marcel Carné   1939
    Le Président       Henri Verneuil   1961
    Le corps de mon ennemi       Henri Verneuil   1976
    Un singe en hiver      Henri Verneuil   1962
    L'ennemi public N°1 Henri Verneuil 1953
    Les misérables       Jean-Paul Le Chanois   1958
    Le corniaud      Gérard Oury   1964
    Le cerveau      Gérard Oury   1969
    La traversée de Paris      Claude Autant-Lara   1956
    Le professionnel       Georges Lautner   1981
    Marius       Marcel Pagnol   1931
    Les compères      Francis Veber   1983
    Jean de Florette      Claude Berri   1986
    Le salaire de la peur       Henri-Georges Clouzot   1953
    L'emmerdeur       Édouard Molinaro   1973
    Le retour de Don Camillo       Julien Duvivier   1953
    Golgotha      Julien Duvivier   1935
    36 quai des Orfèvres       Olivier Marchal   2004
    Rue des Prairies       Denys de La Patelière   1959
    Le tonnerre de Dieu      Denys de La Patelière   1965
    Le viager      Pierre Tchernia   1972
    Les fugitifs       Francis Veber   1986
    L'aile ou la cuisse      Claude Zidi   1976
    La folie des grandeurs      Gérard Oury   1971
    Topaze      Marcel Pagnol   1951

    Italian films:

    Per un pugno di dollari       Sergio Leone   1964
    Per qualche dollaro in piu      Sergio Leone   1965
    Il buono il brutto il cattivo      Sergio Leone   1966
    C'era una volta il west       Sergio Leone   1968
    Il mio nome è Nessuno       Tonino Valerii   1973
    Don Camillo e l'Onorevole Peppone       Carmine Gallone   1955
    Don Camillo monsignore ma non troppo      Carmine Gallone   1961
    Il mercenario      Sergio Corbucci   1968
    Corri uomo corri       Sergio Sollima   1968
    Faccia à faccia      Sergio Sollima   1967
    Lo chiamavano Trinità      Enzo Barboni   1970
    I Quattro dell'Ave Maria      Giuseppe Colizzi    1968
    Vangelo secondo Matteo       Pier Paolo Pasolini   1962

    Others:

    Good Bye Lenin!       Wolfgang Becker   2003   Germany
    The Year of Living Dangerously       Peter Weir   1982   Australia
    Daens       Stijn Coninx   1992   Belgium
    Rashômon      Akira Kurosawa   1950   Japan
    Shichinin no samurai       Akira Kurosawa   1954   Japan
    Podzemlje      Emir Kusturica   1995   Yugoslavia
    Cristiada      Dean Wright   2012   Mexico


    Wishlist:

    Hitchcock's Lifeboat; Family Plot and Stagefright; Kusturica's Завет, Zavet; Carné's Les enfants du paradis; everything from Méliès; Kurosawa's Ran, Colpi's Heureux qui comme Ulysse; Olivier's Hamlet; Richardson's The Entertainer. Others perhaps but I'd already be happy with that... ;) :D


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    Re: Films - your all time favs/new releases
    « Reply #80 on: August 27, 2013, 19:42 »
    The Lives of Others, German movie about Stasi agent involved in some...end is tragic and happy ::)

    Das Leben der Andern ;) amazing film indeed
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    Re: Films - your all time favs/new releases
    « Reply #81 on: August 28, 2013, 16:00 »
    That film is just crap . The characters are all bourgeois. Main characters are artists, hence rich spongers . Where are the common men? Only the Stasi guy becoming a mailman, which shows the author's contempt's for mailmen.


    A western-propaganda film for a Nomenklatura, sure of itself and individualistic.

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    « Reply #82 on: August 30, 2013, 14:25 »
    there's a list of the dvds/blu-rays I own available online btw, if anyone is interested

    http://www.invelos.com/DVDCollection.aspx/search

    not all of those are good of course, some were presents, some too cheap to resist, or just a mispurchase...but yeah, you can get an idea
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    Re: Films - your all time favs/new releases
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    so, you like "Schweinehunde beten nicht"? I Haven't watched it yet ;)

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    I've altered the thread to give it more currency.

    I watched Beginners (2010) last night.



    This is the story of a graphic artist (Ewan McGregor) coming to terms with the recent death of his father (Christopher Plummer) and a complicated new love (Mélanie Laurent).

    I cannot stand McGregor. For me, he is a very limited actor who seems forever and always to be dining out on Trainspotting. He does a decent job here but Plummer carries all the flashbacks and the layered Laurent the scenes in the present.

    Those flashbacks are what make the film, since the contrast with the protagonist rather wallowing in his loss couldn't be greater.

    Lately, I have also been bingeing on Fatih Akin films. The young German-Turkish or Turkish-German director occasionally falls foul of the cheeseometer but he gets uniformly brilliant performances out of his actors and he shoots Istanbul, the city that is his principal recurring character, with a very agreeable sense of huzun.



    Akin's Head-On (Gegen die Wand) (2004) is one of the best films I've seen this year. Two Turkish-Germans, each with a disastrous recent past, meet up in a Hamburg hospital and agree a marriage of convenience which works well until the hapless fools begin to develop real feelings for each other.

    The enigmatic and fantastically complex Birol Ünel as messed up fortysomething Cahit is quite a find. Looking like Chris Morris after a weekend drugs bender, Ünel somehow manages to show the vulnerability under the stinky cloak of his all-consuming consumption.

    This is a dark, deeply funny and sexy sort of film which deals with some of the social issues faced by modern Turkish-Germans in an irreverent but ultimately powerful manner. L'arri recommends! :D
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    I'm kind of with you on Ewan McGregor, except that his acting in Trainspotting and Shallow Grave was fantastic.

    Watched Django Unchained recently.....or at least 2/3 of it.  It seemed like Inglorious Basterds all over again. Loved the character of Steven

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    I'm kind of with you on Ewan McGregor, except that his acting in Trainspotting and Shallow Grave was fantastic.

    Watched Django Unchained recently.....or at least 2/3 of it.  It seemed like Inglorious Basterds all over again. Loved the character of Steven



    Lol... Django Unchained... watched that one too... complete madness :D
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    favorite non english films

    Das Leben der Anderen
    intouchables (best film i've seen in years)
    nuovo cinema paradiso
    Batoru Rowaiaru
    La vita è bella (one of my favorite films of all time)
    Der Untergang
    El laberinto del fauno
    Un prophète
    Cidade de Deus

    no particular order, probably missing some
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    RIP Tuco ! At least you "saved your breath", ... for 98 years. A man like you could manage it.  :TT

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    Here are a just a few films and documentaries which I consider to be the best. The list is obviously missing some.


    Documentaries

    Earthlings
    The Cove
    Koyaanistqatsi
    Baraka
    HOME
    La Terre vue du ciel


    Films

    Children of Men
    The Sixth Sense
    The Silence of the Lambs
    Stand by Me
    Collateral
    Running Scared
    Inside Man
    Born Free
    No Country for Old Men


    I am sure there are others I'm forgetting.
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