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Cube

alright I guess. acting was hammy af tho

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Sunshine

This was really fantastic before the third act. Then it was okay until like the last 2 minutes where it went back to being fantastic.

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Short Night of Glass Dolls (1971)

This was freaking great. Extremely compelling mystery(two actually) followed by shocking resolution, and aided by very solid direction. It needs to be discussed more when talking about giallo. Also it abandons few of the common giallo tropes which makes it refreshing within the sub-genre. Just imagine Eyes Wide Shut, Rosemary's baby and Get Out all put together in one film. And that ending. Easily in my top 5 Gialli. For now.

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Charade (1963)
I enjoyed this film, which manages to go between suspenseful and funny in rather seamless fashion. Audrey Hepburn is very good in this and she and Cary Grant have some rather good chemistry together. The violence stands out but also makes the stakes clear early on and at points you're not sure whose story to trust anymore, which makes for an effective mystery.

Eyewitness (1981)
William Hurt and Sigourney Weaver play a janitor and a journalist respectively in this thriller and tbh, the murder mystery in this film seems less interesting or important than whether they both end up together, which in this case is not a bad thing actually. The film's strength seems imo to be the relatability of the characters who react (mostly) like real people. Weaver is particularly interesting as an ambitious reporter whose feelings you're not quite sure of and Hurt plays the simple, socially awkward Darryl. Overall, a decent enough film, even though I think the third act goes on for a bit too long.

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Like It much more that I expected.
Great character's study.

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Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse

Them visuals. Also pretty good movie. Glad i finally got around to it.

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radewart wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:42 pm
You talking Film Noir?? One of my favorites...

Maltese Falcon, Big Sleep, Touch of Evil, Third Man, Asphalt Jungle, The Killing (early Kubrick), Dark Passage (underrated Bogart flick), Riffi (great French film noir), Postman Always Rings Twice. Casablanca (not generally considered film noir, but has a lot of the same elements).

Though it was made in 1974, Chinatown is great (it is directed by Polanski, which is an issue for many nowadays)
I watched The Third Man recently. So good. I wanted even more of Orson Well's villain--his time on the screen was exorbing and when one considers what he did, it magnifies the scale of his apathy for people.

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Skyab23 wrote:
September 15th, 2019, 7:51 pm
radewart wrote:
September 7th, 2019, 9:42 pm
You talking Film Noir?? One of my favorites...

Maltese Falcon, Big Sleep, Touch of Evil, Third Man, Asphalt Jungle, The Killing (early Kubrick), Dark Passage (underrated Bogart flick), Riffi (great French film noir), Postman Always Rings Twice. Casablanca (not generally considered film noir, but has a lot of the same elements).

Though it was made in 1974, Chinatown is great (it is directed by Polanski, which is an issue for many nowadays)
I watched The Third Man recently. So good. I wanted even more of Orson Well's villain--his time on the screen was exorbing and when one considers what he did, it magnifies the scale of his apathy for people.
Third Man is real good. If you enjoy Orson Welles as a villian make sure to check out Touch of Evil. Great opening with a cool tracking shot.

re: festival season

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