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PostPosted: Fri Sep 11, 2020 11:47 am    Post subject:

On the occasion of Brian De Palma's 80th birthday, I would like to reiterate that Carlito's Way is his masterpiece.
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Well I saw Tenet and if you were excited by the trailer then you’re gonna love the movie. It definitely lived up to the hype. Inception feels like a rough draft compared to how good this was.

Tenet made $6.7M in its opening weekend.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 14, 2020 3:59 pm    Post subject:

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On the occasion of Brian De Palma's 80th birthday, I would like to reiterate that Carlito's Way is his masterpiece.


That is a brilliant movie.


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Baron Von Humongous wrote:
On the occasion of Brian De Palma's 80th birthday, I would like to reiterate that Carlito's Way is his masterpiece.


That is a brilliant movie.


CW really feels like De Palma working in rhythm with his narrative and characters whereas in other films he often drowned them out with empty flash.

I finally saw Body Double recently and have to admit that I fell in love. It's nasty, silly, over the top parody directed with excessive style and it made me wish De Palma had directed at least one Naked Gun movie.

I'm still missing some biggies - Sisters, Obsession, and Femme Fatale chief among them - but my current De Palma top five is as follows:

1) Carlito's Way
2) Carrie
3) Body Double
4) Hi, Mom!
5) Phantom of the Paradise
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:32 pm    Post subject:

Carrie is a masterpiece.

They're all gonna laugh at you!


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 7:17 pm    Post subject:

Baron Von Humongous wrote:
FernieBee wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
On the occasion of Brian De Palma's 80th birthday, I would like to reiterate that Carlito's Way is his masterpiece.


That is a brilliant movie.


CW really feels like De Palma working in rhythm with his narrative and characters whereas in other films he often drowned them out with empty flash.

I finally saw Body Double recently and have to admit that I fell in love. It's nasty, silly, over the top parody directed with excessive style and it made me wish De Palma had directed at least one Naked Gun movie.

I'm still missing some biggies - Sisters, Obsession, and Femme Fatale chief among them - but my current De Palma top five is as follows:

1) Carlito's Way
2) Carrie
3) Body Double
4) Hi, Mom!
5) Phantom of the Paradise


I love The Untouchables
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:57 pm    Post subject:

Omar Little wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
FernieBee wrote:
Baron Von Humongous wrote:
On the occasion of Brian De Palma's 80th birthday, I would like to reiterate that Carlito's Way is his masterpiece.


That is a brilliant movie.


CW really feels like De Palma working in rhythm with his narrative and characters whereas in other films he often drowned them out with empty flash.

I finally saw Body Double recently and have to admit that I fell in love. It's nasty, silly, over the top parody directed with excessive style and it made me wish De Palma had directed at least one Naked Gun movie.

I'm still missing some biggies - Sisters, Obsession, and Femme Fatale chief among them - but my current De Palma top five is as follows:

1) Carlito's Way
2) Carrie
3) Body Double
4) Hi, Mom!
5) Phantom of the Paradise


I love The Untouchables

Good flick. One of Connery's best performances.
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:59 pm    Post subject:

Joseph H. Lewis's Gun Crazy (1950) is horny, awesome, and a quick watch. Leaving Criterion on 9/30.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:16 am    Post subject:

If I were an FX executive, I would simply pass on the pitch to make a tv miniseries out of one of the most iconic, beautiful movies ever made.
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 21, 2020 1:16 pm    Post subject:

The film world lost two great Michaels today:

Veteran British-French screen actor Michael Lonsdale passed away earlier today aged 87. The headlines around his death all highlight his role as Bond villain Hugo Drax in Moonraker along with late career appearances in movies like Ronin and Munich, but he was a soulful, powerful presence in a some of the greatest French films of the 60s through the 80s like Phantom of Liberty and India Song. One of the all-time great faces in modern cinema.
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New Hollywood cinematographer and later 80s Hollywood director Michael Chapman may not be a household name, but his work lensing films like The Last Detail, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull and many more was part of an iconic legacy. He passed away today at age 84 and news of his death is just starting to trickle out via social media.

May both men rest in peace.
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Police movies


The Bone Collector. Denzel Washington, Angela Jolie, and Queen Latifa. Great detective story. A little gory. Made me flinch squeamish once or twice.

21 Bridges
Black & Blue
Body Cam
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:10 pm    Post subject:

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Police movies


The Bone Collector. Denzel Washington, Angela Jolie, and Queen Latifa. Great detective story. A little gory. Made me flinch squeamish once or twice.

21 Bridges
Black & Blue
Body Cam

I need to see all of those. Thanks for the recs, jodeke.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 1:44 am    Post subject:

The only negative about physical media these days is how many soulless transfers there are on Blu-ray that try to mimic the digital film aesthetic of the moment.

I'm a big fan of Spielberg's unfairly maligned comedy gem 1941, but just try to find it in a digital media transfer that isn't lifeless. So much of the visual pop of the movie was the contrast of its vivid daytime colors and inky nighttime blacks that are now rendered as flat as a blue, teal, and mustard stained Marvel movie backdrop on Blu-ray.

Shout out to boutique labels like Shout Factory. Their transfer of Friedkin's late career action masterpiece To Live and Die in L.A. retains the vibrant color, depth, and grain of film stock as best as possible. If only bigger studios/film distributors cared as much.
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PostPosted: Tue Sep 29, 2020 3:01 am    Post subject:

My Cousin Vinny: how is a 90s movie made by a for-hire second rate studio director this attractive and almost every straight-to-Netflix comedy these days looks like it was shot in a warehouse on an iPhone?
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