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by Dan Warburton
Tue Dec 07, 2021 12:42 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
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https://media.npr.org/assets/img/2021/11/11/belfast-108_4184_d023_00261_rgb-1ae484f9b8161e0e2b1fe821a630e1e8e83c3787-s900-c85.webp Kenneth Branagh, Belfast , 2021 From https://www.npr.org/2021/11/12/1054743720/belfast-review-kenneth-branagh-autobiography-film?t=1638792535861 : "It was Federico Fell...
by Dan Warburton
Mon Dec 06, 2021 7:39 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
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That was the Redux version (with the French stuck upriver - Aurore Clément and Christian Marquand)? "Portentous" is certainly the word for it :) Did your mum like it? Meanwhile, saw this again a couple of nights ago https://p1.storage.canalblog.com/12/98/110219/126621986.png Brian De Palma, Carlito'...
by Dan Warburton
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:56 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://www.themoviedb.org/t/p/w780/iCc6CUZ8Jjmz0aHQuFAFaOT1thT.jpg Cathérine Breillat, Sale comme un ange , 1991 Claude Brasseur is splendid as a balding, middle-aged, grizzly, case-hardened, pastis-chugging, Gitane-smoking cop, though goodness knows how he gets to bed the pretty young wife of his...
by Dan Warburton
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:55 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://alchetron.com/cdn/-laventure-602804df-14b8-4b27-8a54-b099af3d226-resize-750.jpeg Jean-Claude Brisseau, A l'Aventure , 2008 Here https://www.culturopoing.com/cinema/entretiens-cinema/jean-claude-brisseau-a-laventure/20090323 is a long and thoughtful review (in French, so stick it in DeepL), ...
by Dan Warburton
Mon Dec 06, 2021 3:54 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://www.imago-images.com/bild/st/0090940406/w.jpg Ken Russell, Whore , 1991 Hal Hinson, Washington Post: "With Whore , Russell pulls off a rare feat; he manages to be both lurid and tedious at the same time. The film, which was adapted from the play by David Hines, plays like a night school sur...
by Dan Warburton
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
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https://www.furiouscinema.com/crimewatch-don-dead/did2-2/ Richard Fleischer, The Don is Dead , 1973 Be careful not to believe everything you read online - here's a typically sloppy example from Wiki: "Frank is the ambitious son of an organized-crime boss. He plans a heroin deal with the help of bro...
by Dan Warburton
Wed Dec 01, 2021 1:28 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://madamefaitsoncinema.files.wordpress.com/2017/12/onbodyandsoul_4.jpg?w=650 Ildikó Enyedi, On Body and Soul , 2017 Beautifully filmed - and not only the miraculous forest sequences with the deer - though I see some poor squeamish buggers over in the Guardian comments column moaned about the b...
by Dan Warburton
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:31 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
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https://media.senscritique.com/media/000019642295/1200/Les_jeux_sont_faits.jpg Jean Delannoy, Les jeux sont faits , 1947 Jean-Paul Sartre wrote the screenplay in 1943, and we're informed that he incorporated ideas from his philosophical magnum opus (magnum opium, more like) Being and Nothingness , ...
by Dan Warburton
Mon Nov 29, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://fr.web.img3.acsta.net/pictures/18/02/14/11/01/3735073.jpg Roman Polanski, D'après une histoire vraie , 2017 I wonder if French novelist Delphine Le Vigan was familiar with Patrick Bouchitey's 2005 film Imposture (see reviews passim ), because there are several similarities between that and ...
by Dan Warburton
Mon Nov 29, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
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René Allio, Moi, Pierre Rivière, ayant égorgé ma mère, ma sœur et mon frère..., 1976

Excellent film, excellent review http://www.frenchfilms.org/review/moi-p ... -1976.html
by Dan Warburton
Sun Nov 28, 2021 3:00 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://iv1.lisimg.com/image/19670656/720full-comes-a-horseman-%281978%29-screenshot.jpg Alan J. Pakula, Comes a Horseman , 1978 Dennis puts the boot in https://dennisschwartzreviews.com/comesahorseman/ : "The movie with a misleading title (should be "Comes Three Horsemen") seems bored with itself ...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://s3.amazonaws.com/static.rogerebert.com/uploads/review/primary_image/reviews/zeros-and-ones-movie-review-2021/zeros-and-ones-movie-review-2021.jpeg Abel Ferrara, Zeros and Ones , 2021 Looks like the title could be reference to the punter ratings out of ten over at IMDb - whoa, 3.4! Looks lik...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:29 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://spoutnik.info/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/level-five-1-720x485.jpg Chris Marker, Level Five , 1996 How ashamed I am to admit I've only just discovered this, a quarter of a century after it came out. Quelle honte. I daren't say any more, so I'll let this chap do it for me (as I agree with wha...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:28 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://aws.vdkimg.com/film/9/3/1/7/9317_backdrop_scale_1280xauto.jpg Alain Corneau, Le cousin , 1997 I can't understand why this isn't better known, and can only assume it's because people see Alain Chabat and Patrick Timsit heading the cast and think it's some gawky comedy. It's not. It's a top-n...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:27 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://i.pinimg.com/736x/bd/bc/42/bdbc426415a7eebafc576df27f5720c3--moscow-russia.jpg Aleksandr Sokurov, Moscow Elegy , 1987 Indeed it's not, but I have to admit watching a Tarkovsky film brings me more (happiness, though I'm not sure that's the right word) than watching yet another documentary ab...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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https://media.senscritique.com/media/000020195705/1200/Blues_Harp.jpg Takeshi Miike, Blues Harp , 1998 Project Mocky (see above) might be nearing completion, but Project Miike still has some way to go. Thoroughly enjoyed this one, which, despite its wonderfully kinetic title sequence, is one of the...
by Dan Warburton
Fri Nov 26, 2021 10:26 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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http://img.over-blog-kiwi.com/0/99/46/17/20190713/ob_7d0b65_gr-pot-bouille-07.jpg Julien Duvivier, Pot-Bouille , 1957 In Emile Zola's Rougon-Macquart cycle of novels, this is the one that comes just before the better known Au bonheur des dames , so you should probably watch this 1957 adaptation of ...
by Dan Warburton
Thu Nov 25, 2021 1:04 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
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https://a.ltrbxd.com/resized/sm/upload/0m/p5/k4/dn/the-rose-1200-1200-675-675-crop-000000.jpg?k=9f25747ae4 Mark Rydell - The Rose (1979) [..]Excess is the name of the game[..] No buildup necessary, but slap bang in the middle of the mess that is Bette Midler’s rock star on the wane. I would say tha...
by Dan Warburton
Wed Nov 24, 2021 9:52 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
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Ben, I'm fully aware that Alzheimers is approaching at warp speed :) which is why I make a note of what I've seen (from time to time I have to check the first few minutes of a film marked "seen", being quite unable to recall anything from the title alone!) - so, yup, I'm pretty sure I haven't seen C...
by Dan Warburton
Wed Nov 24, 2021 3:47 am
Forum: I Hate Film
Topic: Recently Watched Films 2021
Replies: 334
Views: 122829

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F.W. Murnau, Faust - A German Folktale , 1926 There seem to be as many variants of this film as there are of COVID-19, but the one I've just seen is the 147-minute Eureka Murnau Stiftung BluRay, lovingly restored by the good folks in Bologna from what appears to be the only surviving German print f...