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1 hour ago, ejp626 said:

Haven't seen many movies in a long time, but I just saw Almodovar's Pain and Glory at the newly refurbished Paradise Theatre in Toronto.  It has some very strong moments.  Banderas really inhabits his role well (esp. the scene when he reconnects with an old lover), though the most memorable scenes of the film are the childhood flashbacks.  This review generally seems on target - https://www.theguardian.com/film/2019/aug/25/pain-and-glory-review-pedro-almodovar-antonio-banderas-penelope-cruz

Will probably see Rise of Skywalker over the weekend and then perhaps a showing of 2001 (with 70 mm print) at TIFF.

 

Where's The Paradise Theatre? 

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11 minutes ago, medjuck said:

Where's The Paradise Theatre? 

It's on Bloor between Dufferin and Ossington.

Here's some photos of the interior - https://www.blogto.com/film/2019/12/paradise-theatre-toronto/

It's definitely a bit pricey for a second-run theatre (basically full price tickets), but I'll try to go from time to time, since the owners deserve some major plaudits for bringing this place back from the dead.

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7 hours ago, ejp626 said:

It's on Bloor between Dufferin and Ossington.

Here's some photos of the interior - https://www.blogto.com/film/2019/12/paradise-theatre-toronto/

It's definitely a bit pricey for a second-run theatre (basically full price tickets), but I'll try to go from time to time, since the owners deserve some major plaudits for bringing this place back from the dead.

Wow!  Thanks. 

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The Two Popes - Fernando Meirelles  (2019)

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Two great perfomances. I thought it was really good.

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L'Avventura - Michelangelo Antonioni (1960)

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Knives Out- Rian Johnson (2019)

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Great, one of the year's best.

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Little Women - Greta Gerwig directed new version.

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1 hour ago, kinuta said:

Knives Out- Rian Johnson (2019)

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Great, one of the year's best.

Did they film this with 3 alternative endings, a la Clue?

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2 hours ago, kinuta said:

Knives Out- Rian Johnson (2019)

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Great, one of the year's best.

Utterly lame IMO. Doesn't anyone remember, in this puzzle mystery/joust vein, "Sleuth" or "The Last of Sheila" or the "Sleuth" semi-offshoot with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve?

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2 hours ago, Larry Kart said:

Utterly lame IMO. Doesn't anyone remember, in this puzzle mystery/joust vein, ... the "Sleuth" semi-offshoot with Michael Caine and Christopher Reeve?

Deathtrap? I saw the Broadway play (by Ira Levin) c. 1980 and enjoyed it, but didn't see the later film. Doubt I'll watch Knives Out, either.

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The Passion of Joan of Arc. I'm surprised at how intense and moving the film is, a must watch again movie.

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More than 50 years ago I saw this in Copenhagen with Dreyer present to introduce it. 

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Saw The Rise of Skywalker with my son today.  Fewer outright howlers than in The Last Jedi.  It was an acceptable end to the third trilogy.

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26 minutes ago, medjuck said:

More than 50 years ago I saw this in Copenhagen with Dreyer present to introduce it. 

You lucky so-and-so!

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1 hour ago, medjuck said:

More than 50 years ago I saw this in Copenhagen with Dreyer present to introduce it. 

Wow! That had to have been both intense and memorable. 

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Uncut Gems

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2 hours ago, Dave Garrett said:

Wow! That had to have been both intense and memorable. 

Well I do remember it. Can't say that for everything from 1964. 

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Saw Scorsese's Bringing Out the Dead at TIFF Lightbox tonight.  I don't think I've seen it since the original release in 1999.  I enjoyed it, though there are plenty of over-the-top moments (and not all are attributed to Nicholas Cage).  I did not realize until I saw the closing credits that the voice of one of the dispatchers was Scorese himself, while the one who banters with Ving Rhames was Queen Latifah!

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Dolomite is My Name... which I loved and which features the Bihari Brothers as well as The Dunbar Hotel. 

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On 12/26/2019 at 5:14 PM, jlhoots said:

Little Women - Greta Gerwig directed new version.

Excellent. The actress who played Jo! The whole ensemble in fact. And it was a real movie, not a Masterpiece Theater thing.

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1 hour ago, Larry Kart said:

Excellent. The actress who played Jo! The whole ensemble in fact. And it was a real movie, not a Masterpiece Theater thing.

Saoirse Ronan - she's great.

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