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Old 09-01-2016, 08:41 AM
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I watched 'Son of Saul' last night (Best Foreign Language film, 2016 Academy Awards)

I think it would be fair to say it's not exactly a date movie.
The film focuses on the role of the Sonderkommando at Auschwitz extermination camp.
It's a powerful and at times difficult film to watch.
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Old 11-13-2017, 02:40 PM
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Watched 'Let the Right One In' recently.
It's a Swedish vampire film. This is not normally my favored genre, but wow, this is a great film. I thoroughly recommend it.

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Old 12-20-2017, 05:41 PM
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Watched a great Italian film, Don't Move last night. It's engaging, gritty and features some brilliant performances (including Penelope Cruz). That said, though I enjoyed it I found it hard to get past the central love affair between a man and a young girl who he initially raped....really????
Excellent soundtrack.


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Old 12-21-2017, 05:50 AM
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I love "The Secret in their Eyes" from Argentina. I believe it won an academy award for best foreign film around 2009.
Not only is it my favorite foreign film, its one of the best movies ever. Its a masterpiece. The thrills and twists and turns just floor you.
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Old 12-22-2017, 04:17 AM
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Watched 'Let the Right One In' recently.


It maybe the best vampire movie ever made.

Did you jump?
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Old 12-23-2017, 01:23 PM
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It maybe the best vampire movie ever made.

Did you jump?
Did I jump? If I'm totally honest with you...no. I never felt it was that sort of film. Maybe once or twice towards the end. I thought it was more about the story than out and out 'make you jump scary'.
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Old 12-23-2017, 06:49 PM
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Did I jump? If I'm totally honest with you...no. I never felt it was that sort of film...
I agree for the most part. But I was talking about that
one particular scene which I won't ruin for anyone who
hasn't seen the film yet.

Same was true for the remake in that same scene as
far as the jumping goes.
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Old 12-23-2017, 10:55 PM
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I see foreign films all the time. I love Pedro Almodovar, those his last few films were disappointing to me.

Of possible interest to FM fans, Dreileben: Better Off Dead, is the first part of an experimental trilogy. The trilogy itself is fascinating but deeply flawed- each movie has a different director, with part one focusing on an incredibly beautiful man who is torn between two very different women, and he accidentally frees a suspected killer from police custody; part two is called Don't Follow Me and focuses on a policewoman tracking the suspect; and Part three is called One Minute of Darkness and focuses on the suspect himself trying to avoid capture.

When I saw this in the theater, the Fleetwood Mac song Sara was played prominently during the engagement party scene, but when I saw it on DVD, Sara had been replaced by another song I had never heard before. I wish there was a way to find out why the song was removed.
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