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    I rewatched Schindler’s List over the weekend. It definitely deserved Best Picture and is one of the best films of the 90s. It is such a impressive piece of cinema in every aspect from the score to the cinematography to the editing (the three hours flies by). And it packs the perfect emotional gutpunch.

     

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    The Warrior Queen of Jhansi; Swati Bhise

    I saw this because I needed to support a film noone will see, and because I wanted to check just how right they get it.
    It’s the story of shield maiden rani
    Lakshmibai, who never stopped fighting for her people.
    My biggest fear was that it may have similar tones with Amazing Grace, easily the worst example of saviour complex.
    Instead the opposite is true; following Miss Vicki’s pattern throughout her reign, including Botswana and South African protectionism, Bhise knows and cares about her history
    It’s one of the most impressive debuts by a Director I’ve seen in a long while, and her passion is apparent but never overblown.

    I was planning to see FvF afterwards, but I wasn’t expecting the emotional punch this film would have.
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    I haven’t seen it. Good?

    Yeah, it was really good. Especially, Keira Knightley.

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    Chocolat.

    It was such a sweet movie. Just like Babette’s Feast.

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    Chocolat.

    It was such a sweet movie. Just like Babette’s Feast.

    I’m really glad you liked it because it could be one of the most reviled film at GD. It was so sweet tempered and JD gives my fave perf of his, probably because he was so sexy. Dench’es nomination is trashed as unchallenging, but I loved her in it. in fact I loved each and every performance from that stellar cast, and Binoche is her usual sublime self.
    I was convinced I was the only one standing that loved it.

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    I’m really glad you liked it because it could be one of the most reviled film at GD. It was so sweet tempered and JD gives my fave perf of his, probably because he was so sexy. Dench’es nomination is trashed as unchallenging, but I loved her in it. in fact I loved each and every performance from that stellar cast, and Binoche is her usual sublime self. I was convinced I was the only one standing that loved it.

    Chocolat needs more appreciation here then. The film aims to tell people that they shouldn’t judge others and they should embrace each other’s differences. If it’s reviled here, I think it’s because some people failed to see the message the film was trying to deliver. It was good to see Johnny in a film like this. I found his character and performance candid. Judi was really good in it. However, my favorite is definitely Juliette.

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    Chocolat needs more appreciation here then. The film aims to tell people that they shouldn’t judge others and they should embrace each other’s differences. If it’s reviled here, I think it’s because some people failed to see the message the film was trying to deliver. It was good to see Johnny in a film like this. I found his character and performance candid. Judi was really good in it. However, my favorite is definitely Juliette.

    well I don’t know the specific reasons, but i was presented with reason after reason why I was wrong to like it and bore the brunt of shame but I held my ground and said bite me . I like it.
    There was also some political reason why I shouldn’t be liking this film.

    It’s sweet nature, the tolerance , the redemption and forgiveness is why I loved it. My kind of film and yours. Sentimental saps in a harsh world.

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    Ut og stjæle hester (Out Stealing Horses). It was interesting.

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    The last movie I saw was Last Christmas

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    The Good Liar (2019; directed by Bill Condon)

    Two superb lead performances by legendary actors – Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren – are the reason to see this enjoyable thriller. How many films come along that have as their leads older actors in their late 70’s, early 80’s? While I admit to not especially liking the flashbacks, mainly because I enjoyed the company of the two lead characters so much I wanted to stay with them, overall I fould this film to be much better than the critics give it credit: it’s enjoyable, extremely well edited, and especially it contains two brilliant lead performances. Well worth seeing! Also: I adore Russell Tovey and was thrilled to see him in a good supporting role – hoping he gets a worthwhile lead soon!

    Grade: B+ (Grades for Ian McKellan and Helen Mirren: A+)

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    “The Report” (2019): Quite the searing indictment of the Bush administration’s use of torture in its fight against terrorism post-9/11 in the Middle East, specifically called “enhanced interrogation techniques.” It’s also another intense and riveting performance from Adam Driver, capping off an incredible year for him in what might be the role of his career to date in “Marriage Story.” This character doesn’t give him all of those colors to play with, but there’s the same stoicism, the same simmering indignation, and the same dogged resolution that reminded me of classic characters found in “All the President’s Men,” “The Conversation,” “Network,” and “The China Syndrome,” to more recent films like “Spotlight,” “The Insider,” and “Shattered Glass.” Great supporting cast enlivened the material here. Jon Hamm, Corey Stoll, Maura Tierney, Michael C. Hall, Ted Levine, Tim Blake Nelson, Dominic Fumusa, and many others. I did hope for more meaty material given to Annette Bening as Senator Dianne Feinstein. She looked the part well-enough, so kudos to hair/makeup/costumes, but I don’t see her going the distance in supporting actress. I’m hoping at the very least a highly deserved original screenplay nomination for Scott Z. Burns, and this lead performance bolstering the case for Adam Driver’s Oscar hunt for “Marriage Story.” Highly recommended viewing.

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    Amazing Grace; Alan Elliot and Sydney Pollack

    I felt fortunate watching Aretha, as many of her song performances I’ve never seen.
    There’s no words for me to describe what she gave us. And it was more than bitter sweet seeing her and knowing Sydney Pollack directed.
    A+ seems under rated so I won’t give it a grade.

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    I binge watched two of my favorite films, but I needed my Baz Luhrmann’s Strictly Ballroom fix, the message being identical to Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron, a short story featured in Welcome to The Monkey House. It’s a nightmare dystopian society where equality is enforced. The best dancers were required to wear sacks around their waists so they couldnt leap higher than the others.

    Strictly Ballroom remains my favorite Luhrmann debut film and I’m by far more drawn to the premise than his slicker Moulin Rouge.

    They’d rather take the risk of dire consequences than cave to the mediocre simply because it made things easier for their overlords to control and compromise their special gifts, although Harrison and his partner paid the ultimate price.

    The other is Bob Fosse’s All That Jazz.

    Bob Fosse
    The incredible Anne Reinking
    Ben Vereen
    Jessica Lange as “Death” (you’re such a flirt)
    Roy Scheider

    The visionary who was Bob burned the candle at both ends, until it killed him. Not because he didn’t know but because he couldn’t stop. He was also kind to those who didn’t make the cut.
    I by far prefer the music and score compared to Chicago, which I suspect is sacrilege to say out loud, and I feel compelled to rewatch both year after year.
    Top grades to both films.

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