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09:19 PM on 02/04/13 
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Above all else it's just an ugly nihilistic slog of a film.

He feels that constantly attacking your comfort levels is an effective way of saying "fuck you" to the "Mainstream" of cinema but instead the film ends up being silly after a while BECAUSE of the attacks. He kind of looks like a one trick pony because of that.
09:22 PM on 02/04/13 
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He feels that constantly attacking your comfort levels is an effective way of saying "fuck you" to the "Mainstream" of cinema but instead the film ends up being silly after a while BECAUSE of the attacks. He kind of looks like a one trick pony because of that.

And it's funny because even despite that I really enjoy both versions of Funny Games, but this film wowowowow.
09:22 PM on 02/04/13 
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warm bodies - 7.5/10

jonathan levine has earned my trust with Wackness and 50/50, so i decided to give this zombie-love story a shot..and it pays off! I like his style, what can I say. His obsession with music and ability to create atmosphere and tone in his movies, all work so well with me. The story isnt out of this world amazing and all the conflicts get resolved pretty easily...happy ending , and that's why the movie loses some points for me, but all around, an enjoyable movie that i'd highly reccomend taking 'your valentine' to see. Oh...and i definitely love Analeigh Tipton (didnt know that was her name)

Rank of 2013: #1! (out of 1)
09:23 PM on 02/04/13 
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And it's funny because even despite that I really enjoy both versions of Funny Games, but this film wowowowow.

Mike - I DID IT FOR THE OSCARS BITCH!!!!
09:37 PM on 02/04/13 
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He feels that constantly attacking your comfort levels is an effective way of saying "fuck you" to the "Mainstream" of cinema but instead the film ends up being silly after a while BECAUSE of the attacks. He kind of looks like a one trick pony because of that.

Haneke is a revelation to people just starting to branch out from mainstream stuff, but his films do little more than beat you over the head. Amour was interesting enough because of the three-dimensional nature of the characters, but you just end up kind of wanting her to die after a while.

In his best films he finds a good story to layer his impulses, but the bareness here doesn't really do him any favors.
10:30 PM on 02/04/13 
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Wow. I regret having only watched the first 10 minutes the year it came out. Such a breeze to watch, fantastic performance by Sally Hawkins. I wish she had been nominated that year. So good, really loved it.
11:30 PM on 02/04/13 
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Anyone remember that Crispix commercial where this woman tries to convince her husband that his cereal will still be crispy by the end of the bowl, and he's like nah, and when it is this little kid lets out a big "TOLD YA."
11:47 PM on 02/04/13 
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FUCK U CHARMELEON!

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11:58 PM on 02/04/13 
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12:02 AM on 02/05/13 
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speaking of which Simon Killer is up on VOD in april u kno
12:05 AM on 02/05/13 
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Ah it comes to the IFC center here around the same time I think. Decisions, decisions.
01:03 AM on 02/05/13 
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Glissements progressifs du plaisir - Robbe-Grillet is one of my favorite directors, and it's a shame he's often pigeonholed as a purveyor of erotica and nothing more. So much to appreciate here, especially compositionally, though it may be the deadpan, insouciant wit I relish most of all.
04:19 PM on 02/05/13 
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CONTROVERSIAL OPINION ALERT: Gangster Squad wasn't that bad, and I preferred it to Lawless, although I'm sure much of that is due to expectation.
05:53 PM on 02/05/13 
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I thought Lawless was just okay. Didn't really hear anything good about Gangster Squad, but still want to see it.
05:18 PM on 02/06/13 
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Mikey and Nicky - I probably would assume Cassavetes directed this if I didn't know otherwise, although upon closer inspection Elaine May's film is not on the same level artistically. Falk and Cassavetes are great, though the misogyny gets pretty ugly. It's difficult to know how much of that is related to the time period, the character type, or perhaps a reflection of May's attitude toward men.



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