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Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Tue Nov 19, 2019 3:46 pm
by jserraglio
Vanity Fair (2004) (Reese Witherspoon)

Get On Up (Chadwick Boseman) (2014) — a tour de force of impersonation by Boseman.

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Sun Nov 24, 2019 3:51 am
by jserraglio
Luis Bunuel: The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie (1972).

Hilarious. Bunuel "told a reporter at Newsweek that his favorite characters in the film were the cockroaches" (Wikipedia).

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 3:50 am
by jserraglio
Quentin Tarantino's Inglorious Basterds (2009). An alternative history in which Jewish-American soldiers mimic Nazis by torturing and killing them indiscriminately.

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Sun Dec 01, 2019 6:48 am
by jserraglio
HBO's series His Dark Materials (2018), based on Philip Pullman's novels.

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Sat Dec 07, 2019 5:01 am
by jserraglio
Django Unchained (2012) by Quentin Tarantino

"The D is silent."

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Sat Dec 14, 2019 5:12 pm
by jserraglio
Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf (1966)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzN1OPhwQSc


Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Sat Dec 28, 2019 5:09 am
by jserraglio
Frances Ha by Noah Baumbach and Greta Gerwig (2012)

a beautiful film, which among many other admirable things, such as its scintillating dialogue, is a tribute to the French New Wave.

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:31 am
by jserraglio
City of God (2002). Finally saw it.

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Sun Dec 29, 2019 6:36 am
by jserraglio
Joker (2019). Missed it in the theaters. Streamed a short sample. Will catch it after Jan 7 when I buy the DVD. Pretty unrelenting so far. Taxi Driver without Cybill and Jodie to compensate.

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Tue Dec 31, 2019 6:46 am
by jserraglio
Viewed The House of Mirth (2000) 2 more times, just to absorb Wharton's riveting dialogue before reading her long book.

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Wed Jan 01, 2020 5:03 pm
by jserraglio
Theory of Everything (2014)

Inspired me to borrow and read Hawking's Brief History of Time.

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2020 9:01 am
by jserraglio
Little Women (1994) with Winona Ryder

Age of Innocence ((1993)

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:12 am
by jserraglio
Little Women (2019)

Splendid. Loved it. Now I must read the book.

Two New Yorker reviews helped explain for me what director Greta Gerwig was up to.

https://www.newyorker.com/culture/the-f ... -women/amp

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020 ... -women/amp

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Mon Jan 20, 2020 5:36 am
by jserraglio
Double Feature

Much Ado About Nothing, dir by Kenneth Branagh (1993).

Les Miserables, dir by Billie August (1998).

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Sat Jan 25, 2020 5:12 am
by jserraglio
1917 (2019) by Sam Mendes.

A cinematic tour de force. If I had to make the case that the movies are the great art form of our time, this would be one of the flicks I would show.

In wide release right now. Won't be available on DVD and Blu-ray till March 24.

ImageCinematographer Roger Deakins holding the Arri ALEXA Mini LF he used to shoot 1917

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Tue Jan 28, 2020 1:13 pm
by jserraglio
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (2019)

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Thu Feb 06, 2020 2:06 pm
by jserraglio
Boy Erased (2018)

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 7:12 am
by jserraglio
Hearts and Minds (1974) - Classic Vietnam War Documentary supposedly better than the Ken Burns which I have not yet seen.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_cont ... e=emb_logo


Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Wed Mar 18, 2020 7:21 am
by jserraglio
Rewatching 2 excellent guilty-pleasure action/adventure flicks:

Mission Impossible V: Rogue Nation
Mission Impossible VI: Fallout

Love both. The opera sequence in Rogue Nation (Turandot in Vienna) is a cinematic tour de force.

Re: What movies are you watching today?

Posted: Mon Mar 23, 2020 7:55 am
by jserraglio
Sense and Sensibility (1995) - deserves all the accolades it received.