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Old 01-08-2014, 20:24
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To The Wonder - Interesting how Terrence Malick's films have become increasingly more abstract over the years. This film however borders on being completely incoherent. The beautiful cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki saves it though.

5/10

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire - A pleasant step up from the first film, so much so that I'm genuinely looking forward to the final two films. Kinda regret not seeing this at the cinema since I thought the first Hunger Games was passable at best (which I did see on the big screen). That transition to IMAX has to be the best transition I've ever seen.

7/10
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Old 01-08-2014, 22:39
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Sunshine on Leith (2013) - 6.5/10
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Old 01-08-2014, 22:56
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To The Wonder - Interesting how Terrence Malick's films have become increasingly more abstract over the years. This film however borders on being completely incoherent. The beautiful cinematography by Emmanuel Lubezki saves it though.

5/10
He's using film to explore the relationship between the concept of a family and, so he deems, the design of life.

His early films are almost all about the concept of a family, but the last twenty years, he's increasingly associated it with the visual aspect of music and the design of life as part of forming a philosophy. All this makes his latest films largely experimental at the moment.

Some including myself are speculating that he's exploring his issues toward his musician brother's suicide (during the 1960s) and its effect on his family, particularly his parents. That's just a speculation, though.
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Old 01-08-2014, 23:51
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The Gaurdians of the galaxy(2014) 10/10 this is the first time since the departed that i have actualy been and payed to watch a movie at the cinema and it lived up to the hype now iam ready to watch it again.
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Old 02-08-2014, 00:05
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G.I. Blues [1960]. Director: Norman Taurog

6/10

Elvis, having just finished his military service, gets to play a soldier in West Germany. The plot stops every 10 minutes for the songs.
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:25
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Her
3/10 Boring as hell and totally up its own @ss
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Old 02-08-2014, 10:54
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Locke

Very clever film to keep you watching one man,driving in the dark,on the phone for 2 hours.

9/10

Going to look up more Tom Hardy films.
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Old 02-08-2014, 12:54
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The Godfather (1972) - 10/10
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Old 02-08-2014, 13:22
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Closed Circuit - enjoyable conspiracy thriller 7/10
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Old 02-08-2014, 18:59
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What Ever Happened to Baby Jane? (1962) - 8/10
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Old 02-08-2014, 21:03
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Noah..... Possibly one of the worst films I've watched for a while, very disappointed, the whole concept seemed flawed, dull, long and drawn out and a film that I really had to dig deep and keep watching.
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Old 02-08-2014, 21:11
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Rampart- 5/10

When I heard of this film years ago I was so excited, James Ellroy is my fave author ever, I love Harrelson. Yet after reading the reviews I kept on putting it off to avoid disappointment. Yet the reviews were right, nothing exceptional about it, nothing to get your teeth into, nothing to care about.

Perhaps the Nihilism was a point, it works in the books Ellroy writes, and of course their have been some great films adapted from his books too. Yet in the end you do care about his characters in the books despite their faults, and yet I just couldn't connect here.
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Old 02-08-2014, 22:21
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the imposter
9/10
unbelievable documentary/film about a true life story of a man who disguises himself as a 16 yr old boy missing in the USA and once reunited with his "family" they either lie to take him in or are so deceived they believe it is their true son.
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Old 02-08-2014, 23:29
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Seisaku's Wife (Seisaku no tsuma) (1965) 9/10
Oriana (1985) 7/10
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Old 02-08-2014, 23:32
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He's using film to explore the relationship between the concept of a family and, so he deems, the design of life.

His early films are almost all about the concept of a family, but the last twenty years, he's increasingly associated it with the visual aspect of music and the design of life as part of forming a philosophy. All this makes his latest films largely experimental at the moment.

Some including myself are speculating that he's exploring his issues toward his musician brother's suicide (during the 1960s) and its effect on his family, particularly his parents. That's just a speculation, though.
Malick's also clearly a very spiritual person and his Catholic upbringing sure has influenced his film-making (though I didn't know about his brother until now). I just wish he would let his actors breathe in his films. Which doesn't mean however I want them to become expository objects like regular characters of course, but he really should go back to focusing on characters first and ideas second (otherwise you don't care). It's why The Tree of Life just about works, because the performances of Jessica Chastain and Brad Pitt shine through. To The Wonder however is a misstep IMO.

I'll confess now that the only film of his I haven't seen is The Thin Red Line. I'm assuming this is is a hybrid between old school Terry and his more philosophical/spiritual nature of his 3 films.
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Old 02-08-2014, 23:33
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The World Is Not Enough (1999) - 8/10
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Old 03-08-2014, 00:17
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I'll confess now that the only film of his I haven't seen is The Thin Red Line. I'm assuming this is is a hybrid between old school Terry and his more philosophical/spiritual nature of his 3 films.
Yes, I think it marks the beginning. I think it's The New World that showcases the transition.
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Old 03-08-2014, 02:08
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Okay only interesting to me, but the last two films I've watched is "the Killing Fields" 8/10 proper political thriller, I'm surprised I have avoided it before, the photography probably the most surprising thing for the last part of it. and Rocky Horror Picture Show, bizarre thing is Nell Campbell starred in both these diverse films.
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Old 03-08-2014, 05:12
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Yes, I think it marks the beginning. I think it's The New World that showcases the transition.
A film that's almost ruined by the complete miscasting of Colin Farrell if you ask me.

Buried - Ryan Reynolds buried alive for 90 minutes. What surprised me the most was how funny this film was, albeit darkly. It helps that the people he tries to contact are either unbelievably unhelpful or just downright reprehensible. Really tense thriller, though it could've been even more psychologically harrowing had the characters on the phone been written in a more realistic way.

8/10
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:23
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Return [2011]. Director: Liza Johnson

6/10

Earnest drama about a soldier returning to her civilian life as a working mum. More of a character study so storylines are not neatly tied up.
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:45
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This week just 2 films

Eight Below (2006) 7 out of 10
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Zathura: A Space Adventure (2005) 5 out of 10
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Old 03-08-2014, 10:57
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Limitless 7/10

An enjoyable thriller with Bradley Cooper a convincing lead and with the usual accomplished De Niro performance (although he wasn't in that many scenes)
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Old 03-08-2014, 11:00
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Some including myself are speculating that he's exploring his issues toward his musician brother's suicide (during the 1960s) and its effect on his family, particularly his parents. That's just a speculation, though.
Never knew this, and it does put a spin on things perhaps - Tree of Life in particular. I do think To The Wonder was too wilfully wayward for its own good though.

His latest, Knight of Cups, is supposed to be with us later this year. Details as scant as ever of course.

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Marginally above-par superheroics from the Marvel conveyor-belt, though with a faintly tired air hanging over it, as if treading water before grander instalments. We shouldn't be too surprised by this, I suppose. Here the threat is enemies within, leading to an equally routine beat-the-clock ending. The action's not too shabby though, and a feisty turn from Scar-Jo perks things up. But the real point of interest is that ridiculous thing taking a nap on Robert Redford's head. I half expected it to bark. 6/10
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Old 03-08-2014, 14:30
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The Runaways
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Old 03-08-2014, 15:21
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Crime Wave. 7/10.

Cracking 1950's film noir. Well worth a watch.
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