The Last Movie You Watched? ver.2.0

Thanks for the answers, everyone! When I get some money to spend I will buy another one of the Carpenter films that have been reccomended to me.

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  1. Eastwood: Pale Rider 7/10
  2. Herzog: Enigma of Kaspar Hauser 8/10
  3. Franco: Sex is Crazy 5/10
  4. Herzog: Fitzcaraldo 9/10
  5. Franco: Cries of Pleasure 4/10
  6. Truffaut: The Last Metro 7/10
  7. Polanski: Cul-de-sac 7/10
  8. Franco: Night of Open Sex 4/10
  9. Franco: Sinfonia Erotica 5/10
  10. Kokkonen: Viu-hah-hahtaja 7/10
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The incomparable Lee Marvin, plus an engaging double-bill of Sherlock Holmes…two of the best films (IMHO), ever made about the great fictional detective.

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Last night, a Frederick Forsyth double bill of films made from his best-selling novels…both excellent movie adaptions.

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Last thursday I saw Jean-Pierre Melville´s “Le samouraï” and it was absolutely fantastic. Melville understands that movies are a visual medium and builds suspence and emotion through visuals. Delon was great as Jef Costello; a hitman, or samurai, who is super cool, but also very lonely. This film is a must watch for anyone, regardless of tastes! I have been working my way through Melville´s filmography and he is becoming one of my absolute favorite directors. I have two more of his films on Blu-Ray to watch: L’armée des ombres and Un flic.

On saturday I saw the classic Living Dead at Manchester Morgue. It was a fun film with a great atmoshphere, some good scares and incredibly funny British dialogue (sorry, chaps). Ray Lovelock was great as George (although he was dubbed in a weird cockney accent) and the English countryside was beautiful. Reccomended for zombie fans and fans of atmospheric horror movies.

Yesterday I saw Dèmoni, Lamberto Bava´s zombie-ish horror film. I really enjoyed how crazy, cheezy and atmospheric the film was. My favorite aspects of the film was not the gore, but the funny characyers, the cheezy-but-awesome atmosphere and the great soundtrack. Is it worth watching the sequel, or am I done?

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Manchester Morgue is a smashing film. I hope it gets the 4K treatment sometime soon.

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It has a 4k scan done, so it will probably be released on 4k. Personally, since I don´t yet have a 4k player, I am just interested in getting a good Blu of Manchester Morgue.

re-watched “time after time” (1979) today on Blu-ray and listened to the audio commentary with director Nicholas Meyer and star Malcolm McDowell today!

Fantastic and very clever riff on HG well’s the Time Machine with HG wells chasing Jack the Ripper with his Time Machine to 1979 San Francisco, being a fish out of water, and finding love!

Simply wonderful late 1970s science fiction!

TimeAfterTime79

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‘Demons’ is brill. The second film is okay, but not as good, IMO. Still, it’s worth checking out if you want extra cheese, and gore…

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No reviews this time around, all of them got devoured by a Windows reinstallation. I have revised all my ten star ratings.

Grand Slam (1967) - Director: Giuliano Montaldo - 7/10.

Jack Reacher: Never Go Back (2016) - Director: Edward Zwick - 5/10.

Flic Story (1975) - Director: Jacques Deray - 6/10.

Holiday Inn (1942) - Directors: Mark Sandrich, Robert Allen - 7/10.

Maverick (1994) - Director: Richard Donner - 7/10.

Gray Lady Down (1978) - Director: David Greene - 7/10.

The Yakuza (1974) - Director: Sydney Pollack - 7/10.

The Offence (1973) - Director: Sidney Lumet - 8/10.

North Sea Hijack (1980) - Director: Andrew V. McLaglen - 6/10.

Los tallos amargos (1956) - Director: Fernando Ayala - 8/10.

Assassin (1973) - Director: Peter Crane - 5/10.

Cop (1976) - Director: Anders Refn - 7/10.

The Man from Majorca (1984) - Director: Bo Widerberg - 6/10.

The Quiller Memorandum (1966) - Director: Michael Anderson - 4/10.

Mothra (1961) - Director: Ishirô Honda - 5/10.

Against All Odds (1984) - Director: Taylor Hackford - 4/10.

Fail Safe (1964) - Director: Sidney Lumet - 6/10.

The Manchurian Candidate (1962) - Director: John Frankenheimer - 8/10.

The Detective (1968) - Director: Gordon Douglas - 7/10.

Pendulum (1969) - Director: George Schaefer - 7/10.

P.J. (1967) - Director: John Guillermin - 6/10.

The Midnight Man (1974) - Directors: Roland Kibbee, Burt Lancaster - 7/10.

The Swimmer (1968) - Directors: Frank Perry, Sydney Pollack - 8/10.

The New Centurions (1972) - Director: Richard Fleischer - 4/10.

Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1978) - Director: Philip Kaufman - 5/10.

Images (1972) - Director: Robert Altman - 8/10.

Downhill Racer (1969) - Director: Michael Ritchie - 6/10.

The Laughing Policeman (1973) - Director: Stuart Rosenberg - 6/10.

Harper (1966) - Director: Jack Smight - 7/10.

The Drowning Pool (1975) - Director: Stuart Rosenberg - 6/10.

Journey to the Center of the Earth (1959) - Director: Henry Levin - 7/10.

8 Millions Ways to Die (1986) - Director: Hal Ashby - 2/10 → 5/10 → 6/10 - A double re-watch.

Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964) - Director: Stanley Kubrick - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

The Passenger (1975) - Director: Michelangelo Antonioni - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

Woman in the Dunes (1964) - Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

Variola vera (1982) - Director: Goran Markovic - 7/10.

Thin Red Line (1998) - Director: Terrence Malick - 10/10 → 7/10 - A re-watch.

A Man Escaped (1956) - Director: Robert Bresson - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

The Deer Hunter (1978) - Director: Michael Cimino - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

The Trial (1962) - Director: Orson Welles - 10/10 → 6/10 - A re-watch.

Taxi Driver (1976) - Director: Martin Scorsese - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

The Shooting (1966) - Director: Monte Hellman - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

The Wrong Man (1956) - Director: Alfred Hitchcock - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

Cabaret (1972) - Director: Bob Fosse - 10/10 → 5/10 - A re-watch.

Battle of Algiers (1966) - Director: Gillo Pontecorvo - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

The Conformist (1970) - Director: Bernardo Bertolucci - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

The Face of Another (1966) - Director: Hiroshi Teshigahara - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

Le trou (1960) - Director: Jacques Becker - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

The Wages of Fear (1953) - Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

Paths of Glory (1957) - Director: Stanley Kubrick - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

Les diaboliques (1955) - Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot - 10/10 → 7/10 - A re-watch.

Harakiri (1962) - Director: Masaki Kobayashi - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

Seven Samurai (1954) - Director: Akira Kurosawa - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

House of Games (1987) - Director: David Mamet - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

Ginger and Fred (1986) - Director: Federico Fellini - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

Quai des Orfèvres (1947) - Director: Henri-Georges Clouzot - 10/10 → 7/10 - A re-watch.

Boudu Saved from Drowning (1932) - Director: Jean Renoir - 10/10 → 6/10 - A re-watch.

Hiroshima mon amour (1959) - Director: Alain Resnais - 10/10 → 7/10 - A re-watch.

Investigation of a Citizen Above Suspicion (1970) - Director: Elio Petri - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

Mishima (1985) - Director: Paul Schrader - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

Four Nights of a Dreamer (1971) - Director: Robert Bresson - 7/10.

The Devil Probably (1977) - Director: Robert Bresson - 9/10 → 10/10 - A re-watch.

Amarcord (1973) - Director: Frederico Fellini - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

The Eclipse (1962) - Director: Michelangelo Antonioni - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

White Nights (1957) - Director: Luchino Visconti - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

State of Grace (1990) - Director: Phil Joanou - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

The Third Man (1949) - Director: Carol Reed - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

Il Grido (1957) - Director: Michelangelo Antonioni - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

An Autumn Afternoon (1962) - Director: Yasujirô Ozu - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

Bicycle Thieves (1948) - Director: Vittorio De Sica - 10/10 → 7/10 - A re-watch.

Cries and Whispers (1972) - Director: Ingmar Bergman - 10/10 → 7/10 - A re-watch.

Come and See (1985) - Director: Elem Klimov - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

Three Colors: Red (1994) - Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

El más fabuloso golpe del Far-West (1972) - Director: José Antonio de la Loma - 5/10 → 6/10 - A re-watch.

Three Colors: Blue (1993) - Director: Krzysztof Kieślowski - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

Barry Lyndon (1975) - Director: Stanley Kubrick - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

Fitzcarraldo (1982) - Director: Werner Herzog - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

City of Shadows (1987) - Director: David Mitchell - 4/10 → 3/10 - A re-watch.

Beauty and the Beast (1946) - Director: Jean Cocteau - 10/10 → 7/10 - A re-watch.

Hana-bi (1997) - Director: Takeshi Kitano - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

The Hustler (1961) - Director: Robert Rossen - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

Farewell My Concubine (1993) - Director: Kaige Chen - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

Pi (1998) - Director: Darren Aronofsky - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

Koyaanisqatsi (1982) - Director: Godfrey Reggio - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

Damnation (1988) - Director: Béla Tarr - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

Solaris (1972) - Director: Andrei Tarkovsky - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid (1973) - Director: Sam Peckinpah - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

La strada (1954) - Director: Frederico Fellini - 10/10 = 10/10 - A re-watch.

Nights of Cabiria (1957) - Director: Frederico Fellini - 10/10 → 9/10 - A re-watch.

The General (1926) - Director: Buster Keaton - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

Sunrise (1927) - Director: F.W. Murnau - 10/10 → 7/10 - A re-watch.

Passion of Joan d’Arc (1928) - Director: [Carl Theodor Dreyer - 10/10 → 8/10 - A re-watch.

The Fossil (1974) - Director: Masaki Kobayashi - 9/10 → 10/10 - A re-watch.

Once Upon A Time in America (1984) - Director: Sergio Leone - 10/10 - A re-watch. I have lost count of how many times I have seen it recently to be honest.

Testament (1983) - Director: Lynne Littman - 9/10 = 9/10 - A re-watch.

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I just watched the 1971 hard-boiled, British crime movie, Get Carter, with Michael Caine and Britt Eckland. Gangland tough Carter (Caine) likes his revenge served both hot and cold, and it’s fun to watch him deal it out. He goes after a local gangster/pimp/pornographer who had his brother killed. Like the last time I watched this film, I had to take a shower afterwards to wash the sleaziness off.

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Great gangster flick. I saw this in cinemas last September as it was being show around the UK again after it got a new 4K scan. The cinema I go to is in Newcastle where the film takes place and is just a few minutes walk from the pub where Carter orders a ‘pint of bitters with a thin glass’.

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It sounds like ‘Bitters’, but it surely must be, Bitter (English beer) ?

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Hmm yes you’re right, I think ‘Bitter’ would be correct. It’s a phrase you really don’t hear these days!

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Oh, wow! I was wondering where the movie was filmed. All it says in the end credits is the studio in London. Very cool, Max.

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Yes, it’s a great city. Just last week I ate a lovely wood-fired pizza from this place in the film! They do a great food market there every Sunday now :slight_smile:

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I just watched Pasquale Squitieri´s “Il prefetto di ferro” and was blown away. I will be honest, I knew nothing about the film, and only decided to watch it because it was a mafia film starring Giuliano Gemma and Claudia Cardinale, and with a score by Morricone. WOW. The film is incredible! It revolves around Prefect Cesare Mori, a Fascist who has arrived in Sicily to stop the mafia once and for all. But this endeavour is carried out through the suffering of the people, which is what it was supposed to stop. I won´t say anything else but the ending where he reveals that he knows that what he did was wrong, but chooses to continue a political career regardless was a chilling ending.
Overall, highly recommended for everyone!

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I’ve been watching the last few of the star trek the original series movies from the 1970s-early 1990s films I have yet to watch and just got to and watched Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991) today for the first time!

A great movie to send off the OG crew of star trek the original series, that has a absolutely fascinating mix of genres besides just science fiction, and serves as a pretty cool time capsule of early post cold war American science fiction films!

Plus it happens to be the 2nd movie in cinema with Christopher Plummer… IN SPACE! (the other being starcrash 1978)

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Vivacious Lady (1938) and Vicki (1953)! Both very good with Vivacious Lady having an exceptionally strong performance from Ginger Rogers.

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‘Clash of the Titans’ (1981)…The final film of stop-motion maestro, Ray Harryhausen. Also, it’s one of his very best.

Followed by ‘Papillon’ (celebrating its 50th anniversary). Filmed in 1973, it boasts excellent performances from the ‘King of Cool’, Steve McQueen, and Dustin Hoffman.

“Hey, you bastards…I’m still here!”

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