Movie Mini-Review Thread - Part III

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The Big Short (2015) 9/10. Still a brilliant film, and especially after the GameStop move this week I wanted to watch it again. Incredible to realise that Michael Burry (played by Christian Bale) is also involved in this year's New York Stock Exchange upset.
 

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Agree with the rating, not confused though.

Movie dragged on quite a bit, plot twist explains a lot but leaves quite a bit of this movie stranded, which left one feeling wanting.
This movie reminded me of No Country for Old Men. Has to viewed with deeper insight to be appreciated.
Watch the scene at 23m.
 

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Sabrina (1995) - 7/10
Classic romcom, enjoyed watching this one after a 25 year break

Table 19 - 6/10
Was OK for a few laughs. Predictable in many ways but one big through it all which is rare for me in a romcom these days.
 

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Sabrina (1995) - 7/10
Classic romcom, enjoyed watching this one after a 25 year break

Table 19 - 6/10
Was OK for a few laughs. Predictable in many ways but one big through it all which is rare for me in a romcom these days.
Make a note to watch the OG.


Charisma & charm in spades. Bogart, Hepburn & Holden, Enough said.
 

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Soul - 10/10

Absolutely loved everything about this movie. Nothing to complain about.
 

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Nebraska (2013) 7/10

Great road trip film. A bittersweet resonating watch. The old folks (Bruce Dern & June Squibb) are on the ball.
 

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The Dig - 8/10

I avoid tear-jerkers but by the time I realised it was one, I was hooked.

Acting, cinematography, script - hard to find fault with this one.
 

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The Dig - 8/10

I avoid tear-jerkers but by the time I realised it was one, I was hooked.

Acting, cinematography, script - hard to find fault with this one.

Feels like i should watch this one
 

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I look forward to your opinion.

I see Rocks is getting huge reviews as well:
 

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Leave Her To Heaven (1945) 8/10
Gene Tierney carries a melodramatic tragedy. Very pretty to look at (one of the early Technicolor film noirs) though I kind of prefer black and white for this era and genre of movie.

Scarlet Street (1945) 5.5/10
The interwebs says it's amazing but it didn't hold my attention much. Some witty exchanges here and there but overall, a bit average.

I guess you have to take the reviews of older, lesser-known movies with a grain of salt - the people who seek them out and review them probably have a predilection for old-timey films in the first place which can become inherent bias (in theory, anyway).

Me included :p
 

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Leave Her To Heaven (1945) 8/10
Gene Tierney carries a melodramatic tragedy. Very pretty to look at (one of the early Technicolor film noirs) though I kind of prefer black and white for this era and genre of movie.

Scarlet Street (1945) 5.5/10
The interwebs says it's amazing but it didn't hold my attention much. Some witty exchanges here and there but overall, a bit average.

I guess you have to take the reviews of older, lesser-known movies with a grain of salt - the people who seek them out and review them probably have a predilection for old-timey films in the first place which can become inherent bias (in theory, anyway).

Me included :p

Have you watched any of the older Akira Kurosawa films?
 

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Have you watched any of the older Akira Kurosawa films?

A few of the more well-known ones awhile back...Seven Samurai, Yojimbo, Rashomon etc. I watched one where the main character had a terminal illness and decided to build a playground or something in a ghetto - that was a rough watch. Think I shelved it at that point :)
 

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Black Butterfly (2017) - 6/10. Didn't see that one coming but ultimately absurd.
 

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Leave Her To Heaven (1945) 8/10
Gene Tierney carries a melodramatic tragedy. Very pretty to look at (one of the early Technicolor film noirs) though I kind of prefer black and white for this era and genre of movie.

Scarlet Street (1945) 5.5/10
The interwebs says it's amazing but it didn't hold my attention much. Some witty exchanges here and there but overall, a bit average.

I guess you have to take the reviews of older, lesser-known movies with a grain of salt - the people who seek them out and review them probably have a predilection for old-timey films in the first place which can become inherent bias (in theory, anyway).

Me included :p
There's an oldie I'd like to watch called Laura.

Thoughts if you've seen it?

These oldies are only good if it has a smashing story otherwise everything else is outdated even the acting.
 

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There's an oldie I'd like to watch called Laura.

Thoughts if you've seen it?

These oldies are only good if it has a smashing story otherwise everything else is outdated even the acting.
I downloaded it at the same time as Leave Her to Heaven (it's also a Gene Tierney film). Haven't gotten around to it yet though - it took me a year and a half to watch the first one :whistling:
 
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