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The Old Guard - Charlize Theron

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On 8/4/2019 at 11:18 PM, kinuta said:

The Big Combo - Joseph H Lewis (1955)

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Some absolutely iconic b&w noir photography makes up for the impenetrable storyline 

Someone called it ' a symphony in light & shadow '

 

I see two releases of The Big Combo, one part of a box set.  Both are $5.95.  At least one is widescreen.

https://www.hamiltonbook.com/the-big-combo-dvd
https://www.hamiltonbook.com/drama-pack-cinema-deluxe-dvd

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This one starts out a bit weird, then gets charming, then gets delightful!

 

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10 hours ago, jlhoots said:

The Dig

I thought it was really good with great performances.  Apparently it was ignored at awards season because Carey Mulligan's people wanted to concentrate on "Promising Young Woman". 

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The Dig was great. Unjustly neglected. 

The one thing that has me interested in watching tonight's telecast--besides that I've seen all the movies and have a rooting interest--is Soderbergh's involvement.

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The Trial Of The Chicago 7

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Cowboys, horses, the long game of honesty (and the reality of the trap when you play the short game), the redemptive power of honest hard work, a horse that lives in an apartment that has an uncovered turntable that has a Coltrane record on it (Side Two of Ballads, apparently), Coltrane used as a tool for a ruptured father-son relationship, gentrification as a villain that is a cruel destructor of basic humanity, human-horse bonds that survive all of that, and once again - cowboys and horses. And in an urban setting, because, you know a city like Philly relied on horses long before it didn't and old stables and shit still exist in town.

What's not to like about that? Hell if I know. I loved it.

 

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Ammonite - Kate Winslet, Saoirse Ronan

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