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by Dan Warburton
Sat Apr 17, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://reservoircritique.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/2-la-grande-bellezza.jpg Paolo Sorrentino, La grande bellezza , 2013 OK, the flamingos and the 195-year-old wrinkled nun are a bit hard to take, and if you like neither Holy Minimalism (Pärt, Lang and Tavener figure prominently in the soundtrack...
by Dan Warburton
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:37 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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Return visit, by way of homage to Yaphet Kotto.. https://www.furiouscinema.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/04/report2.jpg Milton Katselas, Report to the Commissioner , 1975 I thought this was terrific, sucker that I am for grungy 70s NYC cop movies, but I can see why it never charted like French Connect...
by Dan Warburton
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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Return visit, absolutely love this film :) http://stulovesfilm.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/6af1c-theatre-of-blood.jpg?w=700 Douglas Hickox, Theatre of Blood , 1973 A huge THANKYOU to Walto for hipping me to this one - not only is it bloody hilarious and hilariously bloody, with a stellar cast (in ad...
by Dan Warburton
Sat Apr 17, 2021 1:29 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://film-grab.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/486.jpg Allen Baron, Blast of Silence , 1961 A late noir, made just before noirs (and hats - thanks JFK for that one) went out of style, except in Jean-Pierre Melville films. And talking of Melville, I wonder if he knew this tight, bleak little maste...
by Dan Warburton
Tue Apr 13, 2021 12:45 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://i.ibb.co/DCdCyTZ/vlcsnap-2021-01-24-13h56m20s203.png Le Septième juré , Georges Lautner, 1962 While Le Monte-charge has the perfection of a Swiss timepiece, Le Septième juré is looser at the ends but very interesting nonetheless. A bit too verbose, thanks to Bernard Blier's voiceover, which...
by Dan Warburton
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:12 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://tortillapolis.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/07/riff-raff.jpg Ken Loach, Riff-Raff , 1990 A bit bored this time. Laudable though the intentions are of Messrs Leigh (Mike) and Loach, they each have a rather noticeable flaw: Leigh's depictions of the upper classes all too often veer into caricat...
by Dan Warburton
Mon Apr 12, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://www.cinechronicle.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/07/Mandibules-de-Quentin-Dupieux.jpg Quentin Dupieux, Mandibules , 2020 Nothing like a Dupieux to cheer you up in the latest lockdown, which could be as long running a franchise as Friday the 13th . Our two antiheroes find a giant fly in the boo...
by Dan Warburton
Tue Apr 06, 2021 12:00 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://www.eyeforfilm.co.uk/images/newsite/constant_600.jpg Fernando Meirelles, The Constant Gardener , 2005 As one irate IMDb punter notes, the film "ends up insulting Africa rather than redeeming it, precisely because it has redemption on its mind. One could defend it I suppose by saying that it...
by Dan Warburton
Sat Apr 03, 2021 1:35 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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Return visit, here's what I thought last time, just as much fun this time round. Doubt I'll need a third visit, though http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-UEJYt4PdjhQ/TZLScCyEeSI/AAAAAAAAA4A/yiQfaqz44rQ/s1600/8+Women1+%25285%2529.JPG François Ozon, 8 femmes , 2002 The opening shot with its dangling jewels fol...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Apr 01, 2021 5:08 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://www2.bfi.org.uk/sites/bfi.org.uk/files/styles/full/public/image/young-ahmed-2019-004-ahmed-shying-away-from-girl-poster-image-ORIGINAL.jpeg?itok=yekY5hN8 Jean-Pierre & Luc Dardenne, Le jeune Ahmed https://www2.bfi.org.uk/news-opinion/sight-sound-magazine/reviews-recommendations/young-ahmed-...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:55 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://j-mag.ch/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/54334-GLORIA_MUNDI_-_Jean-Pierre_Darroussin_and_G__rard_Meylan__Credits_-_Ex_Nihilo_Agat_Films_-1024x683.jpg Robert Guédiguian, Gloria Mundi , 2019 https://variety.com/2019/film/reviews/gloria-mundi-review-1203321306/ Yes, I reckon Ms Kiang is pretty much...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:48 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://img.aws.la-croix.com/2019/01/14/1200995257/Centre-victimes-Preynat-combat-liberer-parole-Francois-Ozon-revele-ditdes-audiences-proces-Barbarin_0_728_509.jpg François Ozon, Grâce à Dieu , 2019 I've seen several reviews describing it as one of the best, if not the best, movies of 2019, and I ...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Apr 01, 2021 4:39 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://images.static-bluray.com/reviews/7316_10_large.jpg Sometimes a Great Notion (Newman, 1971) - Directed by Paul Newman at his peak, after Butch Cassidy but before The Sting, this is a largely forgotten film, judging from the fact that a search of the IHM archives turns up no mention. Newman e...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:46 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://www.premiere.fr/sites/default/files/styles/scale_crop_1280x720/public/2019-12/Capture%20d%E2%80%99e%CC%81cran%202019-12-19%20a%CC%80%2018.27.53.png Christopher Nolan, Tenet , 2020 So here it is, last year's big box office smash, which for reasons you can guess we didn't get to see in a cine...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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http://blueprintreview.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Gemini.jpeg Shin'ya Tsukamoto, Gemini , 1999 "From its opening digitally-manipulated choral score to its first impressionistic images of maggots and rats swarming over a dog’s putrid carcass in the mud, the viewer can sit back in the assurance...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:45 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://www.telerama.fr/sites/tr_master/files/styles/968x546/public/temps_de_l_innocence_1992_04.jpg?itok=81ov0AF8 Martin Scorsese, The Age of Innocence , 1993 This is a very impressive piece of cinema: very well-written, superbly filmed (Ballhaus - as good as anything he did with Fassbinder, and w...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://www.telerama.fr/sites/tr_master/files/styles/simplecrop1000/public/tandem_1987_04_0.jpg?itok=LDMxHHbc Patrice Leconte, Tandem , 1987 Here's James: http://www.frenchfilms.org/review/tandem-1987.html I agree with much of this, especially the line "[a] distinctly Gallic conflation of road movi...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://www.spaghetti-western.net/images/0/0f/Dayangerlee.jpg Tonino Valerii, Day of Anger , 1967 I enjoyed this quite a lot - it's quite long (nearly two hours), but never drags. That said, I can see why a shorter 85' version was later released, because things do get a tad predictable and much les...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:43 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://worldscinema.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/02/Roberte-19791-e1550001207606.png Pierre Zucca, Roberte , 1977 Despite a fine supporting cast, featuring amonst others Barbet Schroeder, Jean-François Stévenin, Juliet Berto and (the voice of) Alain Cuny, the principal character in this adaptation ...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Mar 18, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 116
Views: 22694

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https://orbistertiusnet.files.wordpress.com/2019/04/origns-of-2.png?w=940 Adam Curtis, The Living Dead , 1995 Having recently enjoyed Curtis's latest eight-hour opus Can't Get You Out Of My Head , decided to hoover up the back catalogue and came across this three-episode series "three films about t...