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    Posted: 29 May 2021 at 3:35pm
not really a fan of Disney movies, their newest "Cruella" attracted me by ....it's atmosphere. Based on same "101 Dalmatians" story (I never liked previous version with Glenn Close),  "Cruella" is the movie far not for teenagers. Extremely stylish, with 70s-80s hyperbolized poetic London's fashion and music, perfect Emma Stone and Emma Thompson and LOT of music from that time. To be precise, it doesn't represent exact decade, but extracts some most attractive ingredients from 60s,70s and 80s, and mixes them in one eclectic but catchy mix. Excellent sound too.

One can hear Blondie "One Way Or Another", Ohio Players "Fire", Stones "Sympathy For The Devil", The Doors "Five To One" among many others...


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hungry for big screen movies after more than half-year gap because of lock-down restrictions, my this week-end movie was Danish-Swedish-Dutch "Druk", one of this movies dedicated to "normal" people becoming alcoholics. 

Quite typical North European movie with slow dynamics, some near-boring dialogs and longer-than-it-should-be in a first half, then it develops to quite involving one. In a rich and socially responsible North European society, probably most socially responsible and supportive in the world, people for decades don't care much about having a job or paying bills for heating. These kind of problems are generally solved long ago, but the growing problem is people lost the interest to live and just exist in quite comfortable and boring life. 

Four school teachers/friends in their mid forties are bored by routine, their own small everyday problems and generally - in living their lives. Alcohol looks like a right stimulator, which helps in short perspective , but destroys their lives finally at the end of the day.  

It is a movie with lot of drinking, some vomiting and super-hit level main musical theme


 


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After watching Chinese-American neo-road movie "Nomadland" yesterday, today was the day for something opposite - Anglo-French movie The Father, with Anthony Hopkins as old father having dementia and living in his daughter's flat. The daughter taking care of him, but he leaves between few different worlds, hurting her all the time even without understanding what happens around. Hopkins is amazing in this drama, probably more fearsome than many horror movies



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the cinemas are open again, so  - first movie watched on big screen from last November...


true, renown after last Awards ceremony "Nomadland"


American road movie of sort, by Chinese director Chloe Zhao.  Mix of rural America's saga, Zen meditative storytelling and anti-Holliwood appeal. Surprised it won 3 Oscars 


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all cinemas were closed here because of COVID for more than half-a -year, it looks will be open again from next week so expecting more impressions soon
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I just watched this stuff called Unhinged
A good thriller about road rage gone wrong with Russell Crowe.
trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EtytOgGj5o





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Practiced. Cleared. Thank you so much! 
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I love to watch horror movies

Recently I watched "UnderWater"





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New experience - watching the movie in cinema at New Year's night. The choice of the film was quite successful - French movie about modern time and even more - their golden age - "La Belle Epoque".

Seasoned spouses are not happy living together. She is a psychologist with private practice and he -  caricaturist, fired from the newspaper which closes physical edition for internet one.

She drives Tesla and enjoys modern technologies and he's all in his younger years, the 70s. Then, he got the chance to participate in reality happening which brings participants to the time they can chose. He asks for 1974 and big part of the movie shows us how great/strange/different the 70s were.

Lot of 70s France atmosphere around - a bit too theatrical, but who cares... Fanny Ardant still looks great after all these decades






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"The Joker" for me has always been Jack Nicholson in a movie from few decades ago, the times were different all around and what is more important I was much younger. It looked I can't imagine just who could be the another "Joker", better than that.

Yesterday I watched the newest one, didn't expect a lot. I was wrong. New "Joker" is a dark multilayered story rising plenty of questions and offering no answers.

The psycho working as street clown is beaten on the street by black teenagers, and later - by white middle class young guys. He lives with his old and ill mother and he loses the job. He got a gun from his job colleague and he uses it killing three attackers. He finds out by chance from his mother that he's a (secret) son of powerful politician trying to become a city mayor and then he realizes that it's just a her crazy fantasy. As well he finds out that his beloved mother was judged because of torturing him and he isn't really a her son, he's adapted. Than he kills the mother...

There are no POSITIVE characters in a movie, poor people are jealous liars,destroying everything around and enjoying killing others. Rich guys are arrogant,heartless liars too.

Street riots destroyed the city and the Joker finishes in psychiatric clinic. No future at all ...


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Quentin Tarantino new movies don't come too often so every new one is an event (or not). "Once Upon A Time In Hollywood" is a long (two and half hour) and it's better then many of his works from last few decades. Dedicated to life around Hollywood in 1969 (at least like it sees Tarantino) contains a lot of great music from that time, but most important - it is quite detailed view on California ca.1969



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I like horror movies, now re-watching this 

A Quiet Place




STORYLINE: A family is forced to live in silence while hiding from creatures that hunt by sound. source 

Totally enjoyed this one and I pray they make a sequel! Very emotional!

Also Halloween (2018) is worth watching if you love horrors. 



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it looks already everything has been said about racial discrimination in US in last century but "Green Book" is a movie that does it its own way

great music, very intimate story, lot of humor and heart - it works


 
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quite interesting movie about rural America (seriously doubt if someone in the world is still interested in LA/"American dream"/"big city lights" kind of production) with roots,Joan Baez/country music, humor and far not so simply questions/ansvers as it looks from the surface


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"Free Fire" - C-list movie with Scorsese as executive producer, bold and fun, Tarantino-influenced but far not same class. Nice 70s fashion, great sound, some nice music, from Creedence to free jazz sax improvs 


 





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American neo-western "Hell Or High Water" as part of annual Vilnius Film Festival program. Two brothers robber banks in small town in nowadays rural Texas. Two Texas rangers (one of them - Jeff Bridges) try to catch them. Classic story, classic movie - fortunately without even trying to look like 60s-70s remake. Great music- country and other Americana, great sound. The movie is really better than it looks on paper.

Biggest impression - how modern rural Texas is similar to Texas from half of century ago. By some new trucks and LCD TV sets one can understand that everything happens in XXI century, but small towns, people houses, clothes, way of thinking - all didn't changed at all for decades. Some nice humor scenes too.


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Watched yesterday night -  


another Jim Jarmusch (the director of "Coffee And Cigarettes" among many others) nice small movie - this time about bus driver in small American town Paterson (filmed in real Paterson,NJ). Paterson is not only the name of town but driver's name as well. Meditative story about small place where happens nothing or lot of small things depending on point of view.  And yes - bus driver writes a poetry...


"Patterson" received some European nominations and prizes, not sure about American critics/films lovers

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