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LongTheta
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Posted: 2007-11-03 02:36

Phorpa (1999)

Also known as 'The Cup', this is a very nice, very simple film from Bhutan. Based on actual events, it's the story of young Tibetan monks in India whose only wish is to watch the world cup on TV. The scene before last is a right to the point, very clear summary of Buddhist teachings. All 'actors' are Buddhist monks.


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Kutilya
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Posted: 2007-11-03 09:37


LT keep them coming please.

I think you'll like Satyajit Ray's work.





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Kutilya
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Posted: 2007-11-07 19:22


Saw Ladri di biciclette (1947) again, allegedly this movie was the biggest influence on Satyajit Ray. Strangely I couldn’t find this DVD in Italy.



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Posted: 2007-11-07 23:27

this is a cool movie.

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Posted: 2007-11-08 07:33

i watched Crank last night. It's totally cool, like a music video wrapped in an action-packed cartoon! blood, guts, drugs, poison, public sex, herky jerky camera movements, google earth order-of-magnitudinal zoom ins to scene locations!  my wife kept on complaining that she didn't see the point of the movie, and how kids might get the idea that it might be fun to chop a man's hand off, for example, but, I tried to explain to  her that that's why it's funny.


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Posted: 2007-11-25 02:43
Beowulf 3D. Quite an experience.

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Posted: 2007-11-25 13:20
I do not have kids of my own, but along the theme of parents surviving their offsprings, I remember my granma's face the day after i had closed my mother's eyelids. Book of Job indeed.
You might already know:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0208990/ (La stanza del figlio)
maybe not a masterpiece but strong

while on the opposite theme:
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0376968/ (Vozvrashcheniye)
was, imho, one of the best movies i ever saw

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Kutilya
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Posted: 2007-11-25 13:58

Granchio, sorry to hear about your loss.


Vozvrashcheniye or The Return (Russian, 2003). I agree this is a very good film, I saw it a few months ago at same time I saw Kolya also good but not at par with The Return.


I'll check out La Stanza del figlio.





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tristanreid


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Posted: 2007-11-25 18:44

KangaXX: Beowulf 3D. Quite an experience.

Saw it in 3D IMAX last night. Wow. They definitely took a lot of liberty with the story, but I was blown away by the effects.

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Posted: 2007-11-26 17:13
Saw "No Man's Land" (here) for the 1st time this week-end. Drama with good sense of irony; well worth the 2h investment.

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Kutilya
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Posted: 2007-11-28 22:52


“The Chorus” is a very good film.



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Posted: 2007-11-28 23:40
I did like "No Man's Land" a lot

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Posted: 2007-12-16 22:20


On a funnier note "Seres queridos" (only human) is pretty good.



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LongTheta
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Posted: 2007-12-17 21:59

Goodbye Lenin (2003)

An East German woman has a heart attack. While in an 8 months coma, the Berlin wall falls, Germany is reunited and her East Berlin neighborhood is filled with "Wessies", Coca Cola, Ikea and Burger Kings. As she recovers, her doctor tells her son that any surprises could give her another heart attack and that that would surely kill her. To protect her, her son recreates the East Germany that she always knew and loved insider her bedroom, shielding her from all outside changes.

The film is meant to be a comedy, but I found it tragic. If you see it, watch closely, as the story unfolds, who is actually protecting whom.


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Posted: 2007-12-17 22:21


LT one of the characters in "Seres queridos" reminded me of you a little.




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Posted: 2007-12-20 06:48

watched the old film version of "Madame Bovary" last night.  what a bitch!

and I thought Anna Karenina was bad.......


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Posted: 2007-12-20 09:42
If You liked Molokh, You should watch this version of Madame Bovary.

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Posted: 2008-01-13 12:19

Paradise Now (2005)

A well made, thoughtful Palestinian film (filmed in the West Bank) on the different (often irreconcilable) ways in which different Palestinians think of the use/futility of suiciding bombings.


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Posted: 2008-01-28 16:14

Truely impressive: There Will be Blood

It's making the headlines so it probably come as no surprise; Daniel Day-Lewis at his very best and the music is absolutely great, weird, insane. Loved it!


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Posted: 2008-01-29 13:35
I just saw it last week. I already was a huge fan of de Palma, but this one is simpliy amazing : The Weeding Party

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Posted: 2008-01-31 14:19

I must say I was deeply impressed by Johnny Depp and Helena Bonham Carter in Sweeney Todd. Didn't know Depp could sing that well.


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Posted: 2008-02-07 13:57

WARNING

Do not, under any circumstances, watch Transformers.


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Posted: 2008-02-07 15:40
very true about Transformers (that was I think the second movie I've walked out of in my life)

btw. "The Savages" is really good. Not that depressing as it might seem at first. And has one of the best endings I've ever seen.

As to general recommendations (not only what's in the cinemas now), I can go on forever. Well, almost..

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Posted: 2008-02-07 18:31

I had mixed feelings about Eagle vs. Shark.

It's similar to Napolean Dynamite, but darker. I usually like dark movies, I just found it less charming.

I had high expectations for Jemaine Clement, I liked his standup stuff and the first few episodes of 'flight of the conchords', but it gets old when it's always the same character.

-t.


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LongTheta
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Posted: 2008-02-10 08:32

Little Miss Sunshine (2006)

But only for Alan Arkin's performance (which won him an Oscar). His character gives really good advice to young people too.


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