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by Dan Warburton
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://d3uc4wuqnt61m1.cloudfront.net/images/images/000/004/032/4032.large.jpg?1412985794 Benoît Delépine & Gustave Kervern, Avida , 2006 "Avida Dollars" was André Breton's smart anagram of "Salvador Dali", you might recall - and it is to the memory of the notorious mustachioed opportunist surreali...
by Dan Warburton
Wed Oct 28, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://media.timeout.com/images/22022/630/472/image.jpg Abbas Kiorastami, Shirin , 2009 OK, so you probably know by now that this film consists entirely of shots of 90 or so women sitting in front of a cinema screen watching an adaptation of a 12th century Persian love story (which we don't see, o...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:11 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://i1.wp.com/thespool.net/wp-content/uploads/2019/06/imnotthere.jpg?fit=1024%2C606&ssl=1 Todd Haynes, I'm Not There , 2007 Return visit to Todd and his six different Dylans, and very pleasant it was too. To quote the last paragraph of Roger's review https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/im-not-th...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:10 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://p3.storage.canalblog.com/31/30/110219/127195721.png Jean-Claude Brisseau, Des jeunes femmes disparaissent , 1972 / 1976 / 2014 The 1972 grainy b&w Super-8 original was put together as a student homage to Hitchcock - the soundtrack, stuck on afterwards, combines Bernard Herrmann's Psycho (we...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:09 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://img.over-blog.com/600x413/3/97/91/08/Amma/Dirty-Pretty-Things-Audrey-Tautou-Stephen-Frears.jpg Stephen Frears, Dirty Pretty Things , 2002 As I teach folks who work in the cinema business from time to time, and know well how scripts can be mauled by producers well in advance of a film ever b...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:08 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://homepopcorn.fr/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/vlcsnap-2019-11-18-11h17m26s929.jpg Christian-Jacque, Les bonnes causes , 1963 http://www.frenchfilms.org/review/les-bonnes-causes-1963.html A wordy but distressingly cynical tale, with hair-raising performances from Marina Vlady and Pierre Brasseur...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Oct 23, 2020 8:06 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://nirvadvd.files.wordpress.com/2015/11/diable_01.jpg?w=616 Julien Duvivier, Le Diable et les Dix Commandements , 1962 A patchy but nonetheless interesting film à sketchs - only seven of them (not much you can do with "thou shalt not covet your neighbour's slaves" is there?), mixing comedy (1,...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Oct 23, 2020 7:52 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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Oh, I just LOVE Peter Maxwell Davies' music in The Devils ! I remember, pre-Discogs days, going on the hunt for that recording, coming up with nothing. Still true, I fear. That really is a soundtrack begging to be issued, along with Birtwistle and Zinovieff's The Offence . Word, that was great. I w...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://www.jonathanrosenbaum.net/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/the-romantic-englishwoman-spa.jpg Joseph Losey, The Romantic Englishwoman , 1975 After the horrors of Mad Dog Killer , I decided I had to rehabilitate Helmut Berger, and this did the job nicely: stellar casting (Michael Caine, Glenda Jack...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Oct 23, 2020 12:51 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://www.bmania.no/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/mad2.jpeg Sergio Grieco, La belva col mitra ("The Mad Dog Killer" aka "Ferocious") , 1977 Sometimes I'll admit to the guilty pleasure of enjoying a totally shit movie, and they don't come much shittier than this one. No, I didn't pick it because QT h...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Oct 22, 2020 8:44 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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Can't wait to read what you think of Tommy or Lisztomania or The Devils ! https://jaredmobarak.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/county01.jpg Grímur Hákonarson, Héraðið ("The County") , 2019) Well this chap seems to like it https://jaredmobarak.com/2019/08/26/the-county/ but, enormous fan of all things...
by Dan Warburton
Tue Oct 13, 2020 11:46 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://i.pinimg.com/originals/44/8f/86/448f86892bb82cc409ed1232af6acefd.png Anthony Mann, Side Street , 1949 Splendid little noir, here's a quote from the Wiki page: " Side Street is a triumph of visual savvy and moral exactitude—-a scurrying spectacle of dog-cat-and-mouse throughout the veiny str...
by Dan Warburton
Mon Oct 12, 2020 12:02 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://dwgyu36up6iuz.cloudfront.net/heru80fdn/image/upload/c_fill,d_placeholder_thescene.jpg,fl_progressive,g_face,h_450,q_80,w_800/v1396648221/thenewyorker_husbands-and-wives.jpg Woody Allen, Husbands and Wives , 1992 Christ, I'm a glutton for punishment, for sure. OK, so working through the Alle...
by Dan Warburton
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:11 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://media.senscritique.com/media/000018425435/1200/Mes_funerailles_a_Berlin.jpg Guy Hamilton, Funeral in Berlin , 1966 I was watching Soderbergh's amusing Harry Palmer mash-up Wild About Harry - you can, too: it's here http://extension765.com/soderblogh/28-wild-about-harry - and realised I hadn...
by Dan Warburton
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:10 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://lemag.igraal.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/20130131-alceste-679x335.jpg Philippe Le Guay, Alceste à bicyclette , 2013 Gauthier Valence (Lambert Wilson) stops off at the Ile de Ré to talk his old pal Serge Tanneur (Fabrice Luchini) into coming out of self-enforced retirement to play in Moli...
by Dan Warburton
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://parterre.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/delicate-720.jpg Tony Richardson, A Delicate Balance , 1973 Not as steamy and hormonally charged as the other celebrated adaptation of an Edward Albee play Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? but the booze certainly flows here too. Magnificent cast - I'm ...
by Dan Warburton
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://fr.web.img3.acsta.net/pictures/19/01/29/17/14/4777443.jpg Jean-Jacques Annaud, Le nom de la rose , 1986 Superlatives abound if you look this one up online, but I found it rather dull, myself. Wiki: "Director Jean-Jacques Annaud once told Umberto Eco that he was convinced the book was writte...
by Dan Warburton
Sat Oct 10, 2020 10:06 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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I got through all the Black Mirror s in fact, Henrik (even got stuck in a frustrating loop on Bandersnatch ). The episode you refer to is in the third one of the first season, and you're right, it's definitely not on the same level as its two predecessors. And, yes, the other geezer in this film was...
by Dan Warburton
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://fr.web.img5.acsta.net/r_1280_720/medias/nmedia/18/62/83/66/18766323.jpg Catherine Breillat, Une vieille maitresse , 2007 What's in a name? Well, everything - you just ask Maurice Micklewhite and Archibald Alexander Leach. I have to say Fu'ad Aït Aattou doesn't trip off the tongue but his pe...
by Dan Warburton
Sun Oct 04, 2020 11:42 pm
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2020
Replies: 504
Views: 63937

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https://cinemaderien.fr/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/Dead-Mans-Shoes-2004.jpeg Shane Meadows, Dead Man's Shoes , 2004 Richard (Paddy Considine, who also co-wrote) comes home to Derbyshire from the Army "with a party in his head", as Tom Waits would say, a mission to revenge his brother Anthony, whose...