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Film and TV chat in general

Discussion in 'off topic' started by windhoek, Dec 14, 2021.

  1. Le Baron

    Le Baron Unbiased advice at reasonable rates

    কাপুরুষ Kapurush (The Coward) 1965, Satyajit Ray.

    I watched this on Arte, since they had several of the new wave Bengali director's films on. There's not a wasted shot in this film and the script is almost perfect. I have to confess to being bewitched by Madhabi Mukherjee, those eyes! She's like a blend of Jeanne Moreau/Claudia Cardinale. I love b/w films, though I think this would have been good in colour to see the scenery of the tea plantation.

    At one point when the tea plantation owner got out of the jeep to find water for the radiator, he whistled a few lines of Auld Lang Syne.. [​IMG] Even though it's in Bengali there is a lot of English peppered liberally through the dialogue, though it fades into the background when the dramatic tension rises. Except for the word 'please'.

    I really liked this and can't wait to see Charulata.

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  2. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

  3. windhoek

    windhoek The Phoolosopher

    I watched Master And Commander on DVD last night. I presume the picture quality would be better on blu ray, and even better on 4K, and perhaps the same could be said about sound quality, but the cinematic experience was still there in abundance. Suffice to say the ocean is an almighty motherphucker once she gets going!

    The battle scenes are truly immersive as well. Sure, Russell Crowe is Russell Crowe, but all in all, an excellent film.
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  4. Woodface

    Woodface pfm Member

    Not sure anyone has picked it up but TPTV are showing ‘Kessler’ on Sunday evenings, follow up to ‘Secret Army’, it’s remarkably good.
  5. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    I watched Rojo last night on BFI, which has some amazingly brilliant movies, great film it’s about the descent into madness of Argentina back in 1975 really quite disturbing but really good too.

    The plot is basically about a lawyer who loses it but tries to remain ‘normal’ but he transforms into a total Nazi by the end of the movie which is really a metaphor for the Argentine State.

    Highly recommended.

    BTW the pictures of the total eclipse of the sun in the film are amazing.
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  6. hifinutt

    hifinutt hifinutt

    watched this on prime . extremly good

  7. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    My wonderful Daughter turned up with an unexpected gift for me yesterday.

    When she was young, I fed the kids a variety of independent/foreign films - many which are firm family favourites. Daughter managed to track down a film that she saw with her brothers many times, the best fight scenes would have been rewound and viewed umpteen times.
    I couldn’t remember the name of this film, although I have thought about it many times this century - The Daughter had to do a lot of memory digging to recall the main character, then had to do research to find the correct film.

    “Fong Sai Yuk II”
    a 1993 Hong Kong / Chinese film - subtitled

    Watched it last night, what a joy of badly translated dialogue, amazing fight scenes and beyond bizarre storyline. Can’t wait to see it with The Daughter again soon.
  8. twotone

    twotone pfm Member

    I watched 'Bull' the other night, complete garbage :rolleyes:

    Some mental zombie movie with multiple limb dismembering, gruesome.

    I initially thought it was a good old fashioned gangster movie, total waste of two hours.
  9. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs looking backwards, going forwards

    We watched ‘The Suicide Squad’ 2021 yesterday.

    Very poor film.

    Storyline, editing and dodgy acting all contributed to a travesty. A pile of tripe.
    The crapness was obvious within 10 minutes, but we stuck with it.

  10. Taff63

    Taff63 pfm Member

    Finished Ozark season 4 last night - an excellent series. It's a shame the writers weren't hired to do the last episode of Game of Thrones.
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