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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 18/4/2014 7:48:35 PM   
rich


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Delicatessen 4/5

Amelie 4/5

The Killer 4/5

Bullet in the Head 3/5

Yojimbo 3/5

War of the Gargantuas 3/5

Rodan 2/5

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 19/4/2014 12:15:41 PM   
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Red Cliff I & II

I just love this movie. The scale of the battles and the characters are great. Would love to see more like this.

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 22/4/2014 3:21:28 PM   
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Lukas Moodysson's new film We are the Best, based on his wife's graphic novel, about three teenage girls starting a punk band in 80's Sweden. It's a massive return to form for Moodysson to the funny and bright uplifting films of his first two efforts Show Me Love and Together. The three leads are fantastic and the Swedish punk music is catchy as hell. I seen Empire's 4 star review I agree in it and well worth catching it in the cinema.

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 23/4/2014 1:19:05 AM   
rich


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A Better Tomorrow II 3/5

A Better Tomorrow III 1/5

Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon 4/5

Uzumaki 3/5

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 29/4/2014 9:00:03 AM   
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Cidade de Deus 8,5/10

Le Clan des Siciliens 8,5/10

A Bout de Souffle 7/10

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 5/5/2014 10:31:18 AM   
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Norwegian Wood (director's cut)

Couldn't get into this one. Didn't get the point of it all (never read the book btw, maybe that's why). Acting was good but that didn't save the film for me. 5/10

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 5/5/2014 1:57:19 PM   
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Fist of Legend 4/5

Armour of God
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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 7/5/2014 1:35:10 PM   
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Watched Big Bad Wolves last night, brilliant film tho they could have made the subtitles clearer as there were a few times when the white writing on light image meant you missed half a sentence.

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 7/5/2014 11:04:08 PM   
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Le Clan des Siciliens 8,5/10


One of my favourite French gangster films. Brilliant performances from Jean Gabin and Alain Delon.

Last foreign films watched - Les Diaboliques and Le Corbeau.

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 9/5/2014 10:23:44 AM   
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It is indeed a great film and so is Les Diaboliques. I was always sceptic about French cinema but my father advised me to watch the old gangster classics and there are some true gems among them. I can also recommend these two movies I have recently watched:

Mélodie en Sous-sol 9/10

Touchez pas au Grisbi 8/10

The last scene of Mélodie en Sous-sol is definitely on of the best movie ends I have seen.

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 16/5/2014 12:43:50 AM   
rich


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Magnificent Warriors 4/5

Wing Chun 3/5

Yes, Madam 3/5

Legend of a Fighter 3/5

Red Wolf 2/5

The Last Hero in China 3/5

Hero 4/5

Holy Weapon 2/5

Mr Vampire 4/5

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 2/6/2014 12:32:25 AM   
rich


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Once Upon a Time in China 4/5

Once Upon a Time in China 2
3/5

Once Upon a Time in China 3 2/5

Vampire Hunter D: Bloodlust 4/5

Redline 3/5

Golgo 13: The Professional
2/5

Black Mask 2/5

Warriors Two 3/5

Odd Couple
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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 16/7/2014 10:18:14 PM   
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Persona
"A film that isn`t made to understand but to experience." says Bergman in one of the extra`s on the Criterion release. He certainly succeeded there. The film as a whole as well as some of the seperate scenes can be explained in many different ways. And an experience it sure is. With strong lighting, a lot of close-ups and wonderfull acting this is a real experience.
To say too much about it will, for those who haven`t seen it yet, only take away from the viewing.
Best thing is to just watch it and undergo without knowing too much about it up front.
A great work from Bergman that can and will be re-wachted often.

8,5/10

Liv & Ingmar
A feature length documentary that is an extra on the Criterion blu-ray and dvd. It tells the story of the meeting, the collaborations and relation that Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman (who met on the set of Persona) had.
The story is told from Ullmann`s point of view and it uses archival material, pieces from both their biographies and personal letters that Bergman wrote Ullmann over the years. We get an impression of the often tough and hard relationship they had. Ullmann speaks with respect but sometimes with some sort of disgust about her ex-husband, with whom she often had a difficult time.
A beautiful and emotional documentary that is well worth watching if you have the Criterion release of Persona.

7,5/10

Höstsonaten (Autumn Sonata)
Ingrid Bergman and Liv Ullmann play a mother and daughter who haven`t seen each other for seven years. Accepting Eva`s (Ullmann) invitation, the busy concert pianist Charlotte (Bergman) visits her daughter. It doesn`t really go according to her plan: stories of why the two haven`t seen each other for so long are brought up and talked about extensively.
Wrapped in soft pastel shades, this is a really intens drama that as the film goes on only gets more painful and intense with the climax being the discussion the two have about Eva`s youth. The result is one of the strongest best acted scenes I`ve seen over the last few years. It gives you a lump in your throat and as the viewer you get ever more uncomfortable. Like Eva`s husband, you feel you`re a voyeur that really shouldn`t be seeing this and shouldn`t be a part of their discussion. It`s gripping and moving, as is the film as a whole.
Maybe this is a bit of a lesser known Bergman film but it is one of the best I`ve seen so far. A masterpiece.

9,0/10

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 29/7/2014 9:53:42 PM   
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Sommarnattens leende (Smiles of A Summer Night)
This film was Bergman`s big international break. After this succes, Svensk Filmindustri gave him carte blanche and so finally he could make his (possibly) best known film: The Seventh Seal.
Where the succes for this films comes from is pretty much a mystery to me. It`s a light film but it couldn`t really satisfy me. For some reason I just couldn`t get into it. The characters weren`t all that interesting, the story is too predictable and (most importantly) too long-winded.
Maybe I just wasn`t in the right mood, maybe it`ll grow on me with repeated viewings.
Whatever the case: for me this was Bergman`s least film I`ve seen so far.

6,5/10


Jungfrukällan (The Virgin Spring)
The tale of a young woman in medieval Sweden who needs to take on a journey through the woods to the church.
Without music and with a pretty simple story Bergman tells a story of faith,fate and revenge in an intense and gripping film that`s beautifully lit and shot. Bergman shows, without shying from anything, with some violent scenes to what Man (and religion?) is capable of.
They are images and scenes that makes you really want to look away but at the same time Bergman forces you to keep watching, images that will haunt you and stay with you long after the film is over.
And so it shows that not always a director`s best known films are his best.

8,8/10

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 5/8/2014 10:59:48 PM   
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Die 3 Groschen-Oper (The Threepenny Opera)
Fun and light film from G.W. Pabst with, of course, German actors that is set in Victorian London.
It being well acted and having a great story make this into a film that is an easy and entertaining watch. Nothing shocking but not bad at all.

6,8/10

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 18/8/2014 10:36:01 AM   
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I finally got around to watching Satantango, it left more of an impression on me than any other film I've watched recently. Being a fan of slow cinema I had to give it a look and it was worth every minute of its 7 hour running time. 9/10

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 24/8/2014 2:25:38 AM   
rich


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Cinema Paradiso 4/5

Millennium Actress
3/5

Tokyo Godfathers
5/5

Origin: Spirits of the Past
2/5

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 22/9/2014 9:03:53 AM   
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Tokyo Story (first viewing) 5/5

5 stars isn't high enough praise to be honest. Very few films have had this effect on me and actually make me want to be a better person (that particular response is usually reserved for documentaries). Possibly the most "human" work of fiction I've ever seen. Has been a few days since I've watched it and it's stayed with me very strongly.

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 22/9/2014 8:54:17 PM   
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The Motorcycle Diaries (2004, Salles) 3/5

It was okay.

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 22/9/2014 10:10:17 PM   
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Always been fascinated by Jean Rollin movies. But the one I got to see on TV was the Vampire Orphans. Not significant, but interesting. 6.5/10.

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RE: Foreign films you watched recently - 25/9/2014 10:31:24 PM   
rich


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My Neighbours the Yamadas 2/5

Strange Circus 3/5

I'm a Cyborg but that's OK 2/5

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