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Baloo

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Operation Odessa on Netflix. More documentary than movie but well worth watching. Interviews the players involved in trying to source a Russian Submarine for the Colombian drug cartels.
 

spook

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Jun 18, 2007
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Marriage Story is contrived, pretentious, and unrealistic. Typical Noah Baumbach shallowness masquerading as depth.
 

artball

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Just a nod to Terry Jones - Monty Python member passed away this week - a very clever and funny man
 
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tigertim

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Marriage Story is contrived, pretentious, and unrealistic. Typical Noah Baumbach shallowness masquerading as depth.
I “liked” it (as much as you can like a movie about divorce). If you’ve been through a messy divorce you can relate to it.

NB is hit and miss for me. “Kicking and screaming” is a great kids movie, “While we,re young” I loved, and whilst I thought The Meyerwitz stories was a a level below I still appreciated it.

But yes, the Life Aquatic, Squid and the whale, Margot at the wedding and Greenberg ....zzzzzz.
 
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spook

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I “liked” it (as much as you can like a movie about divorce). If you’ve been through a messy divorce you can relate to it.

NB is hit and miss for me. “Kicking and screaming” is a great kids movie, “While we,re young” I loved, and whilst I thought The Meyerwitz stories was a a level below I still appreciated it.

But yes, the Life Aquatic, Squid and the whale, Margot at the wedding and Greenberg ....zzzzzz.
I've been through a divorce. The amiability between the characters while her god-awful lawyer was going in dry on him was one of the least believable things of the movie.

The Life Aquatic was Wes Anderson, and leagues better than anything Baumbach has crapped out, with the exception of The Meyerwitz stories, which was good.
 

tigerman

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The missus and sister took the granddaughter to see Shaun the sheep, they reckon it was great. I went to the pub, I reckon that was even better.
They don't need to know about the skimpy barmaid.
 
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tigertim

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Eagerly awaited Parasite to become available to stream after all the great reviews it’s had but it didn’t do it for me, found it slow and uninspiring. Maybe it suffered from all the great reviews. I went to see “Come from away” the stage musical back in December after all its great reviews and was disappointed in that so as I say maybe seeing things after they’ve been praised so much means they can’t live up to the hype.

Watched Renee Zellweger in Judy and she was fantastic. The movie itself was moderate but she blitzed.
 
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Joker... hmmm. Hadn’t seen a Batman movie for 30 years and (perhaps stupidly) hadn’t assumed the connection. And on that level it works - as a (very dark) Batman prequel. Most of the movie comes across as a poor man’s Taxi Driver, with little nuance, until Arthur goes right off the deep end. It’s not clear what the riff-raff are upset about, other than some vague grievance against wealthy people, but the fictitious setting of Gotham City stops it from being too disturbing.

It was OK but the most interesting thing for me is that a movie like this should find widespread popularity. Might be one of those like Taxi Driver, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and A Clockwork Orange that rarely screens on FTA. No classic for mine, though.
 

antman

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Nov 25, 2004
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Fantastic to see Bong Joon-Ho sweep the annual complete crapshoot/clusterf@#k that is the Oscars.

If you watch it and like it, check out some of his others.
 
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jb03

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Joker... hmmm. Hadn’t seen a Batman movie for 30 years and (perhaps stupidly) hadn’t assumed the connection. And on that level it works - as a (very dark) Batman prequel. Most of the movie comes across as a poor man’s Taxi Driver, with little nuance, until Arthur goes right off the deep end. It’s not clear what the riff-raff are upset about, other than some vague grievance against wealthy people, but the fictitious setting of Gotham City stops it from being too disturbing.

It was OK but the most interesting thing for me is that a movie like this should find widespread popularity. Might be one of those like Taxi Driver, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest and A Clockwork Orange that rarely screens on FTA. No classic for mine, though.
OFOTCN is an absolute classic. If only they played it as much as Love Actually.