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Re: Last Movie You Watched.
« Reply #7125 on: January 15, 2021, 07:29:52 PM »


Blood Simple ? the Cohens' first film.

I didn't know anything about this movie going into it. It's apparently much ballyhooed. I suppose I can see why?it was an indie film, and as one it's very well constructed, and in particular it's impressively photographed, and it maintains its mood pretty diligently?but it took me a bit to adjust to the slow quiet of it and the persistent dread mostly uncolored by what I usually think of as Cohens-style fun. This could partly be a commentary on my 2021 tastes and attention disorder as well as the state of tastes and cinema when this film was made in the early-mid 80's. Does this movie get enduring credit for being great in its time, or was it supposed to blow me away last night?
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Re: Last Movie You Watched.
« Reply #7126 on: January 16, 2021, 10:30:49 AM »
It was supposed to blow you away. At least in a creepy low key manner.

Beautifully made little movie. And the ending, how can you not love the ending?
A story about everyone mistaking everyone else for the wrong person and making terrible decisions based on their ignorance. Which become a common theme in Coen bros movies.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched.
« Reply #7127 on: January 16, 2021, 12:27:39 PM »
I did like the ending, and how it fit for this film. This take is slightly cooler than my first take but I can suspect this is the kind of film with psychological staying power, and likewise from a craft perspective. The latter is what impressed me most during and after my viewing.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched.
« Reply #7128 on: February 18, 2021, 09:31:35 AM »
If anybody else here also buys criterion movies, got an email mentioning a flash sale soon. Figured give whoever might be interested a heads up. I might pull the trigger and finally snag On the Waterfront and A Face In The Crowd.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched.
« Reply #7129 on: February 21, 2021, 10:13:16 AM »
Psycho Goreman is amazing.  A movie that knows what it is, and nails it.



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Re: Last Movie You Watched.
« Reply #7130 on: February 21, 2021, 01:11:34 PM »
I was going to watch On the Waterfront but now I'm leaning more toward Psycho Goreman

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« Reply #7131 on: February 21, 2021, 02:02:22 PM »
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Re: Last Movie You Watched.
« Reply #7132 on: February 21, 2021, 02:16:39 PM »
Looks compelling. It's going on the list.

As for me, I finally watched Spring Breakers, and I recommend that you all do, too.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched.
« Reply #7133 on: February 24, 2021, 08:19:53 AM »
Spring Breakers

"This is my shit. This is my shit."

or something like that, great movie.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched.
« Reply #7134 on: February 25, 2021, 10:51:10 PM »
Spring Breakers

"This is my shit. This is my shit."

or something like that, great movie.

Up next should be Beach Bum. Another great from Korine.
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Find that I can groove with the beat when I let go
So put your worries on hold
Get up and groove with the rhythm in your soul