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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Unread postby Markgway » 17 May 2017, 19:39

Young Doctors in Love (1982-USA) **
Patchy spoof of daytime hospital dramas; lots of familiar faces in the cast.
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The Glass Key (1942-USA) **½
Enjoyable, if a bit convoluted Noir drama; I didn't feel the chemistry between Alan Ladd and Veronica Lake.
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Unread postby grim_tales » 18 May 2017, 19:20

Cape Fear (1991, USA): 4/5

Suspenseful and taut thriller is very well acted, and at times fucking terrifying. De Niro is superb in it. Only problem was I had The Simpsons parody episode in my head some of the time while watching it.

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Black or White (2014-USA) ***
Good, though-provoking drama about the guardianship of a bi-racial girl.
Kevin Costner is on excellent form as the grandfather, coping with grief through drink.
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Re: What general film/series have you just seen.. marks out of 5

Unread postby grim_tales » 19 May 2017, 00:06

HungFist wrote:
grim_tales wrote:Zodiac (2007): 4/5

A slow burner but a very good mystery/serial killer movie.


I saw this for the first time last year and totally agree. I wonder if it would be even better on a second viewing.


My viewing was my first time seeing it as well :) I watched the Director's Cut version BTW :)

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Next of Kin (1982-Australia) **½
A young woman inherits a nursing home after her mother's death.
Spooky shit happens.
Not bad chiller makes up for its sluggish moments with some style and a tense conclusion.
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My Favourite Year (1982-USA) **½
Fallen matinee idol Peter O'Toole (essaying a character based on Errol Flynn) is due to appear on a live TV comedy show, if he can stay sober.
Some good gags, witty lines, but it's O'Toole that's the whole show here, and without him this Mel Brooks production would really struggle.
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Night Warning aka Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1981-USA) *½
From the director of sitcom 'Bewitched'...
comes this unintentionally(?) hilarious slasher in which nutjob Susan Tyrrell (in a magnificent/awful carpet chewing performance)
will do anything to keep her teenage nephew (whom she's a little too fond of) at home.
Grisly third act hardly justified this one's place on the DPP's 'Video Nasty' list.
Bo Svenson's dim, homophobic cop adds to the chuckles.
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Bound to Vengeance (2015-USA) **
A kidnapped girl breaks free from basement captivity, discovers she's fallen prey to a sex trafficking ring, and instead of alerting the authorities, opts to rescue the other captives herself.
Gritty exploitation picture keeps the audience involved, but, as you may have guessed from the synopsis, at the expense of credibility.
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Love Is All You Need (2012-Denmark-Sweden-Italy-France-Germany) **½
Two Denmark-based families are brought together for a wedding in sunny Italy.
Sensitive romantic drama intended for mature viewers; the leads are good, but there's a spark and wit missing from the proceedings.
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Nightcrawler (2014-USA) ***
Dark, cynical story of an oddball who reinvents himself as a crime scene cameraman,
an occupation he's determined to make a success of at any cost.
Occasionally gripping, with pointed criticism of tabloid style TV news.
Jake Gyllenhaal is compelling in his portrayal of an ugly, immoral character.
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