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  1. Gothenburg
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    08 Dec '19 07:33
    @caesar-salad said
    Bagdad Cafe is a really nice one.

    It's a little sad at the beginning, but don't worry ...
    That's a very nice film - warmhearted and humorous.
  2. Subscriberhakima
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    08 Dec '19 08:08
    I just saw JoJo Rabbit starring and produced by Taika Waititi. It won’t likely be everyone’s taste as usually expected with dark comedies like this one. I was impressed by the acting and cinematography. The film does a fantastic job in the zaniest and simultaneously thought provoking manner whilst illustrating the effects of politics and war on children.

    All in all, I enjoyed it immensely.
  3. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    08 Dec '19 08:171 edit
    "Il Postino" ... you'll soon get used to the sub-titles.
    Great tragedy/comedy with some lovely music.

    footnote:
    The lead actor Massimo Troisi postponed heart surgery to complete
    the film and sadly died the day after his scenes were finished filming.

    edit:
    The soundtrack is exquisite
    YouTube
  4. Gothenburg
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    30 Dec '19 09:592 edits
    Yesterday I watched 'Knives Out' together with my grandson, 28, and we both enjoyed it. I had got the impression that this was an Agatha Christie- inspired 'who dunnit' film, and it was in many ways, but yet so different. Great cast of actors - Daniel Craig, Jamie Lee Curtis, Christopher Plummer, Don Johnson, Toni Collette, Chris Evans and more - and they all seemed to have a very good time,
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    30 Dec '19 11:19
    @wolfgang59 said
    "Il Postino" ... you'll soon get used to the sub-titles.
    Great tragedy/comedy with some lovely music.

    footnote:
    The lead actor Massimo Troisi postponed heart surgery to complete
    the film and sadly died the day after his scenes were finished filming.

    edit:
    The soundtrack is exquisite
    [youtube]95IvXVD0Utc[/youtube]
    Excellent choice! Impressive.
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    30 Dec '19 11:232 edits
    "Bedazzled" (1967)
    Peter Cook and Dudley Moore: The "Dynamic Duo" of comedy.

    YouTube - "Bedazzled" (Drimble Wedge and the Vegetation)


    "Paint Your Wagon" (1969)
    Great musical film! Clint Eastwood has never sung better. 😀

    YouTube - "I Still See Elisa" (Clint Eastwood)
  7. SubscriberPachman
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    28 Feb '20 01:07
    “The blood of heroes”

    Rutger Hauer and Joan Chen
  8. SubscriberSuzianne
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    28 Feb '20 18:40
    "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000).

    Very loosely based on Homer's The Odyssey, and set in 1937 rural Mississippi.
  9. SubscriberPachman
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    @suzianne said
    "O Brother, Where Art Thou?" (2000).

    Very loosely based on Homer's The Odyssey, and set in 1937 rural Mississippi.
    One of the funniest ever.

    "we're in a tight spot!"

    Shyt had me in tears.

    Clooney was great.
  10. SubscriberPonderable
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    02 Mar '20 12:41
    Dr. Strangelove

    Interestingly I watched this one with my (then teenaged) sons and they weren't impressed. A few years later tow of them strongly recommended the movie to me 😉
  11. Subscriberhakima
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    03 Mar '20 05:59
    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Simply a beautiful film
  12. SubscriberFMF
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    03 Mar '20 08:27
    Walker - with Ed Harris.

    Love Liza - with Phillip Seymour Hoffman

    Naked - directed by Mike Leigh

    Slacker - directed by Richard Linklater

    Bottle Rocket - directed by Wes Anderson

    The Pledge - Jack Nicholson

    Tropic Thunder - directed by Ben Stiller

    Jacknife - with Ed Harris and Robert DeNiro
  13. Standard memberwolfgang59
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    @hakima said
    Portrait of a Lady on Fire

    Simply a beautiful film
    Thanks.
    I look forward to its NZ release!
    (Scores highly on Rotten Tomatoes which I generally agree with.)
  14. Gothenburg
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    03 Mar '20 14:11
    I saw the Korean film 'Parasite' last night. I wouldn't recommend it to just anybody but if you like a different kind of film, you might enjoy it. Many people do including me, although it is not the film of the year for me.
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    03 Mar '20 14:341 edit
    @ponderable said
    Dr. Strangelove

    Interestingly I watched this one with my (then teenaged) sons and they weren't impressed. A few years later tow of them strongly recommended the movie to me 😉
    Now we're talking!

    how many people recall the "Pink Panther" star, Peter Sellers, a brilliant comedian? He played THREE rolls in that movie. Did you know that?

    Of course, Dr. Strangelove was one of them.

    Flat out one of the most hilarious comedies I ever saw. What a spoof! Blazing Saddles is a close second.

    I loved it when the B52 was going over the Russian tundra at 100 feet to evade radar and the Captain handed out survival gear to the crew. Funny??? Man, did I ever laugh

    If I'm not mistaking, I think that was a British company that produced it. Total spoof on the insanity that was USSR v. USA in nuclear war.
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