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Old 02-21-2018, 04:55 PM
 
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Killing Ground
I thought the putting beer cans on the heads of the captives was the worst part of the movie.
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Old 02-22-2018, 06:54 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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The Insult (2017) - 2/10.
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Old 02-22-2018, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Johannesburg, South Africa
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"Lincoln" (2013)

A worthy but rather unsatisfying film; Lincoln gets the Spielberg treatment, but I was expecting to learn more about the man himself rather than what the film is really all about - his work on the 13th Amendment and the abolition of slavery.

Daniel Day-Lewis, does a fine job as Abraham Lincoln, but sometimes he comes off as a little too Shakespearean with his delivery. The script, while hugely worthy, meanders to almost a snail's place; whereas with some tighter editing some 15 minutes or so could have been trimmed from this 150 minute epic that somehow feels twice that.

In some respects this film reminds me of Oskar Schindler's heroic deeds in Spielberg's far more satisfying "Schindler's List". In fact there are a number of parallels in both films, but somehow Lincoln falls way short on emotional impact.

A good film, but for me not one I would be in any rush to watch again any time soon.


3/5
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Old 02-22-2018, 11:39 AM
 
Location: Middle Tennessee
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Big Jake (John Wayne 1971)
It was a family affair set into a time of first automobiles mixed with horses.
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:13 PM
 
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Just saw The Good, the Bad and the Ugly for the first time in ages. Still an absolute classic after all these years.
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Old 02-22-2018, 04:15 PM
 
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I, Tonya. Not my cup of tea but it was better than I expected and despite my already knowing the basic story I learning lots of surprising things.
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Old 02-22-2018, 05:49 PM
 
Location: East Coast
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Saw Phantom Thread last weekend. Daniel Day-Lewis was amazing, as usual. Two thumbs up.
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:54 PM
 
Location: Henderson, NV, U.S.A.
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Annihilation (2018), Alex Garland - 9/10

Natalie Portman, Jennifer Jason Leigh, Gina Rodriguez. Strayed far from the excellent book (1st in the Area X trilogy), but still worth a watch.
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:44 PM
 
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"Geostorm" which was much better than I expected!
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Old 02-23-2018, 03:53 PM
 
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The Thin Blue Line (1988)
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