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Old 11-28-2007, 11:04 PM   #391
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Chanukah needs to return to its roots....it aint about getting gifts or the dradel or gefilte fish.....no, it's about kicking ass, Macabee style. Who's with me?
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I'd convert if there was more asskicking involved.
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Not enough MOT's up in this bitch.
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I submit that this should be the new recruitment poster. It just works.

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Chanukah needs to return to its roots....it aint about getting gifts or the dradel or gefilte fish.....no, it's about kicking ass, Macabee style. Who's with me?

Exchange the one gift a day for 8 days with one random Maca-beatdown a day, and I think you got me.
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Old 11-30-2007, 07:22 PM   #396
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In The Mood For Love - 9/10
Not quite the masterpiece some have made it out to be, it's more deliberately paced than the other Wong films I've seen, with a remarkably lean plot. Instead we're intoxicated by the two leads, and ask our own moral questions as they play-act and accidentally fall in love themselves. It's remarkably touching, and insanely beautiful in all respects. Perhaps just not quite motivated enough to earn a perfect score.

I also watched 2046 again after this, and was even more impressed than I was the first time. Definitely going to grow to become an all time fav, if it isn't already. I really hope WKW revisits this ensemble again some time in his future, maybe so we can see Mr. Chow as an even more mature man, perhaps with a family? And what of Su Li Zhen and her daughter? Or Bai Ling? I would love to visit these stories again down the line, and wouldn't be the least bit surprised to see WKW do so at some point.
It's a shame you don't rate In The Mood For Love as highly as you could, although I can't say you were being harsh on it as you still gave it 9/10. Sure it features a slighter and much more intimate plot than 2046, but I don't see an intensely focussed plot as a deficit to any film. Grandeur can fail miserably if done wrong as can intimacy, but both can reach such great heights if done well. Apples and oranges I guess. I shall also have to give 2046 another go at some point, I'll just have to not force it.

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Barry Lyndon
Before anything else; the cinematography is breathtakingly beautiful and on par with the finest landscape paintings from the greatest artists. Using special lenses to allow shooting by natural light (even candlelight!) Stanley Kubrick and his Oscar winning cinematographer John Alcott created a stunning look for this film. Seriously, Europe has never looked better.

I’d heard mutterings in various places who, while admiring the look of the film, felt that the story was too long and sub par. While it is long (almost three hours with an intermission between two acts) I found the story never less than interesting throughout. Ryan O’Neal has a tough role as the title character as he is in every scene and has a long arc to cover, but he manages it perfectly. Duelling, in one way or another, mark the key points of his life and it’s interesting to see that he was either not involved or in control for some of these. Highly recommended.

The Darjeeling Limited
I’d got my hopes my hopes up for this one and it didn’t disappoint when I caught a screening last weekend. It seems to be a popular film on this board so I won’t bother with the plot, but I did find it very well written with many parallels and duplication of events running throughout. Sure some of the symbolism and metaphors were a bit over done, but they never felt jarring. Adrian Brody manages to stand out from an all round fantastic central cast and I hope to see him return to some of Anderson’s films in the future. Also, the more I think about this film the more I like it and that’s a rare thing. One of my favourites for 2007.

Bob le Flambeur
French gangster / heist flick from the 50s that ended up acting as a prelude to the French New Wave movement. The plot is fairly simple by today’s standards but the direction and acting just feel so fresh it remains a great watch. With much of the action taking place at night the sense of film noir is never far away, but what makes it unusual is the sheer ice cold coolness of the titular gambler. He plans a heist that, as is pointed out to him, he doesn’t really need and carries a penalty he can’t pay if caught, but that doesn’t faze him. The one time he really loses his cool is at the end, but the final scene in the car shows that once a cynic, always a cynic.

Le Cercle Rouge
French gangster / heist flick from the 70s that you could argue arrived at the very end of the French New Wave movement. Both of these bookends were directed by Jean-Pierre Melville, who is now my hot new find filmwise. Anyway, this one focuses around a recently released criminal who is informed of an easy heist by a crooked prison warden and an escaped murderer. The way that these characters and more meet, interact and whose fates ultimately depend on one another is they key to this film, with the (fake) red circle quotation at the start of the film applying to many of it’s different aspects. Also, the heist sequence is reminiscent of Rififi’s but definitely just as good. Sure it’s less plausible but you can’t beat the marksman’s pivotal shot for sheer coolness.

Le Samourai has been on my to-see list for ages, and I’m gutted that the Sky+ fucked up when Army of Shadows was showing.

The Killer
Before Hard Boiled, John Woo and Cow Yun-Fat teamed up to make this gleefully carnage strewn action thriller. Whilst the main attraction is in the numerous action scenes, there’s a pretty decent story to be found here. It’s one of those ‘two sides of the same coin’ stories, but with enough themes of honour, loyalty, friendship, religion and conscience to make it stand out. But who am I kidding, anyone with an interest in this film is only concerned whether or not the action scenes deliver. Without giving anything away, they bloody well do. Even an extended Mexican stand off in an apartment that doesn’t result in a single shot fired oozes class, wit and tension. A must see for action aficionados.
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Old 11-30-2007, 08:28 PM   #398
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Monkeyskin, I didn't dock points from ITMFL because it its structure, that was just an observation I made. It's a truly marvelous film, otherwise I wouldn't have given it such a high score. I just wouldn't qualify it as a "masterpiece" which is the designation for which I give 10's. That said, I do think the score could and likely will rise after a repeat viewing.
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Fair enough then, I guess I read it wrong. And like I said you weren't exactly bashing the film after giving it 9/10 lol.
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Old 12-02-2007, 02:06 PM   #400
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The Namesake - 7/10.

I preferred the book (which is almost always the case anyway). It felt like it was too front-loaded and the last 1/3 of the movie was really rushed through. The problem could also be that the parents were the really intriguing, 3D characters and when the story swung away from them and to Gogol, it visibly suffered. Still, not a bad adaptation overall.
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Enchanted

8/10

It was a cute and charming as I was expecting, and exactly what I needed on this dreary weekend.

If Amy Adams' previous Oscar nomination didn't make a star, this SHOULD. And James Marsden - the more I see him, the more I like him. I don't think they could have casted either of those two roles more perfectly.
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Back to the Coen Bros. talk, I'm in the middle of Miller's Crossing and I like it a whole lot more the 2nd time. It ranked highly on my Coens list beforehand, but now it may leapfrog Oh Brother... or just distance itself farther from Fargo.

Albert Finney is the balls.
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I'm Not There - Fuckin' Best Movie of the Year/10

I really don't know where to start with this film. I do know that going into the picture with a respectable knowledge of Dylan or at least a broad familiarity of his music is increasingly beneficial to both the understanding and probably the enjoyment of I'm Not There. In other words, if you know nothing about the man and the artist Bob Dylan, you likely aren't going to know any more when you leave this film. But I strongly believe all audiences will leave with unparalleled insight into the psyche, the torment, and the myth behind one of America's greatest living artists, whether they know it or not.

What Todd Haynes has accomplished with this piece is nothing short of a masterpiece. On the surface, he's taken a concept, a hook, nearly designed for failure, and applied it to a quickly stagnating genre, thereby deconstructing the film biopic and replacing its fundamental devices with a wholly unique and inherently surprising cinema experience. There isn't a single predictable moment in the film, which in itself defies the laws of the genre, since the script functions within and without the bounds of reality, unapologetically shuffling times, personas, logics, and a handful of radically opposed cinematic styles.

The result is nothing if not inspired. There's a lot at work here, but the majority of viewers are going to see six different actors portray Bob Dylan. It's a novel hook, and it works wonders for marketing the film, but after the first 20 minutes or so, the focus isn't on the novelty, it's on Todd Haynes and his remarkable control over his chosen artistic medium.

I'm Not There is essentially a sketch of Dylan. It's a sketch printed onto a lush jigsaw puzzle. A jigsaw puzzle with no defined edges, whose individual pieces are borrowed and swipes from six different boxes. The subject remains the same, but the inspiration and execution varies.

This film is also a marvel of editing and design. Any misstep would have destroyed the entire film, but there were none. Every actor filled their duties beautifully, and like everyone has mentioned before, Blanchett nearly steals the show. But like I said, it's really Todd Haynes' show. The man clearly has a greater spiritual connection to Dylan. The legend the man is overwhelming, and the mere thought of capturing America's most provocative, iconic, prolific, and mysterious songwriter in one film remains a dumbfounding proposition. I just saw the film and still can't believe he accomplished it.

As much as this is a tribute to a man and an artist, it's also as much a tribute to the art and method of film itself. Todd Haynes has created one of the most rich and progressive films in recent memory, and he's clearly pushing the medium in an exciting direction like very few directors show the ambition to dare try. I'm Not There is clearly one for the history books, and film students and enthusiasts will be studying this and discussing this one 20, 30, and 50 years from now.
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8/10

It was a cute and charming as I was expecting, and exactly what I needed on this dreary weekend.

If Amy Adams' previous Oscar nomination didn't make a star, this SHOULD. And James Marsden - the more I see him, the more I like him. I don't think they could have casted either of those two roles more perfectly.
Maddy & I saw this today as well. It was alright, I wouldn't quite give it an 8/10 though... Cute!
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I Know Who Killed Me - Fuckin' Best Movie of the Year/10

Ha ha, I kid. I couldn't resist.

I give it a "snerk" out of 10.

I had to see what all the lulz were about. Oh, there were lulz. And a lot of wtf.
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