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A Rainy Day In New York - Woody Allen (2019)

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Flimsiest of storylines with 20ish youngsters coming on all Noel Coward like.

That said, it's a really beautifully shot film with the true star NYC.

Shot in Sony digital.

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1 minute ago, jlhoots said:

Dark Waters

Will see this shortly when it arrives in the area.

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Mr Smith Goes To Washington - Frank Capra (1939)

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Stagecoach - John Ford (1939)

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Doctor Sleep - Mike Flanagan (2019)

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Convincing and held up well until the final part, which I thought was a mistake.

I like the director and would recommend his earlier Oculus, which is a terrific and undermentioned horror classic.

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The Four Feathers - Zoltan Korda (1939)

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Dark Victory - Edmund Goulding (1939)

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The Hunchback Of Notre Dame - William Dieterie (1939)

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An amazing film, even among all the other gems from 1939.

I'd only seen it previously in a scratched up, faded print. The BR is stunning.

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The Roaring Twenties - Raoul Walsh (1939)

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Wuthering Heights - William Wyler (1939)

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3 hours ago, kinuta said:

The Roaring Twenties - Raoul Walsh (1939)

Wuthering Heights - William Wyler (1939)

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I once saw a brand new 35mm print of Wuthering Heights.  It looked amazing. 

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A fantastic film about the Stasi in East Germany five years before the Wall fell  

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3 hours ago, medjuck said:

I once saw a brand new 35mm print of Wuthering Heights.  It looked amazing. 

It's a pity that we can't see the old classics on a big screen, as they were intended.

Anyhow, I'm still working through the best of 1939, watching as many as possible in BluRay.

There are so many, it's astonishing that John Ford alone made three films that year that all all classics. 

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14 hours ago, kinuta said:

It's a pity that we can't see the old classics on a big screen, as they were intended.

Anyhow, I'm still working through the best of 1939, watching as many as possible in BluRay.

There are so many, it's astonishing that John Ford alone made three films that year that all all classics. 

1939 was a great year and Ford was in his prime. 

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Lucy In The Sky - Noah Hawley (2019)

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I kept wondering what the point of the film was. It could have been good but is frustratingly patchy.

The script could have used some work, to be charitable.

Natalie Portman is always good and does her best with the thin hand she's been dealt.

 

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22 minutes ago, Brad said:

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What did you think? My friend Pete and I took his two boys to see it Thursday night, and we all loved it. 

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1 hour ago, ghost of miles said:

What did you think? My friend Pete and I took his two boys to see it Thursday night, and we all loved it. 

I didn’t think it was that good.  I mean. It was ok but not great. My son, who is a big fan, hated it. I don’t know if you saw the Times review, but it was pretty critical. There’s a significant drop off in quality between the Lucas directed movies and these last three. 

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1 hour ago, Brad said:

I didn’t think it was that good.  I mean. It was ok but not great. My son, who is a big fan, hated it. I don’t know if you saw the Times review, but it was pretty critical. There’s a significant drop off in quality between the Lucas directed movies and these last three. 

Well, it’s definitely proving to be as divisive in its own way as The Last Jedi (and a mirror image of it on Rotten Tomatoes, where TLJ has a 91/43 score differential between critics and audiences; as of this moment Rise Of Skywalker has a 57 “rotten” rating from critics, worse even than Attack Of The Clones—really?! but an audience score of 86). The reviews had made me rather wary going in, so I was pleasantly surprised. (Richard Brody called it a “soulless robotic spectacle” or some such, confirming for me yet again that as a film critic he’s on some planet where wrong-headed overintellectual pronouncements are evidently coin of the realm. He also is apparently a prequel revisionist. Those films were absolutely god-awful—talk about soulless!-badly-written, badly-directed, badly-acted, though Revenge Of The Sith has its moments.) I thought Abrams wrapped things up about as well as anybody could have, and I say that as someone who had appreciation for what Rian Johnson was up to in The Last Jedi (though that film, despite its high praise from critics, had its fair share of clunky issues too). For me Star Wars has always been a popcorn series, and I guess I felt as if Abrams brought back the butter and salt, after the glossy but bland no-flavor pap of the prequels. 

Edit: should add that I do think Rogue One is better than any of the “new trilogy” movies. I wasn’t that interested in Solo, so never got around to seeing it.

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Love Affair - Leo McCarey (1939)

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Loved the film but the image quality was awful. This badly needs restoring.

The Lighthouse - Robert Eggers (2019)

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Ingmar Bergman meets David Lynch.

Seriously out there at times but an admirably well made and acted black horror show.

 

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7 hours ago, ghost of miles said:

Well, it’s definitely proving to be as divisive in its own way as The Last Jedi (and a mirror image of it on Rotten Tomatoes, where TLJ has a 91/43 score differential between critics and audiences; as of this moment Rise Of Skywalker has a 57 “rotten” rating from critics, worse even than Attack Of The Clones—really?! but an audience score of 86). The reviews had made me rather wary going in, so I was pleasantly surprised. (Richard Brody called it a “soulless robotic spectacle” or some such, confirming for me yet again that as a film critic he’s on some planet where wrong-headed overintellectual pronouncements are evidently coin of the realm. He also is apparently a prequel revisionist. Those films were absolutely god-awful—talk about soulless!-badly-written, badly-directed, badly-acted, though Revenge Of The Sith has its moments.) I thought Abrams wrapped things up about as well as anybody could have, and I say that as someone who had appreciation for what Rian Johnson was up to in The Last Jedi (though that film, despite its high praise from critics, had its fair share of clunky issues too). For me Star Wars has always been a popcorn series, and I guess I felt as if Abrams brought back the butter and salt, after the glossy but bland no-flavor pap of the prequels. 

Edit: should add that I do think Rogue One is better than any of the “new trilogy” movies. I wasn’t that interested in Solo, so never got around to seeing it.

I agree that Rogue One is the best of the recent ones I've seen. Have yet to go see this one. If you really want some scathing reviews (some of which are pretty funny), have a look at what reviewers are saying about "Cats"!

 

 

 

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8 hours ago, Brad said:

I didn’t think it was that good.  I mean. It was ok but not great. My son, who is a big fan, hated it. I don’t know if you saw the Times review, but it was pretty critical. There’s a significant drop off in quality between the Lucas directed movies and these last three. 

There's definitely a push among the critics to praise The Last Jedi and to run down The Rise of Skywalker, though the general audience seems to feel the reverse.  (There were a few scenes (and dopey plot twists) in The Last Jedi that I thought were so awful that I am quite unlikely to watch it again.)  Will probably check out Rise of Skywalker next week.

Will be passing on Cats...

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Loved the original program as a child. Loved the documentary from a few years ago. Loved this film.

 

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