Register  |   Log In  |  
Sign up to our weekly newsletter    
Follow us on   
Search   
Forum Home Register for Free! Log In Moderator Tickets FAQ Users Online

RE: City of God

 
Logged in as: Guest
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Lists and Top 10s >> RE: City of God Page: <<   < prev  184 185 [186] 187 188   next >   >>
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
RE: City of God - 30/12/2009 4:36:47 PM   
rick_7


Posts: 6151
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: The internet
Yeah, that is the stupidest name ever. When I saw it I figured you'd be a complete prick, but you seem really sound. Did you just have a brain freeze or something?

_____________________________

*Wendy Hiller fanboy*

Blog: DJANGO! DUMBO! DESPICABLE ME 2! Plus: other stuff.

"Nothin's really been right since Sam the Lion died."

(in reply to FritzlFan)
Post #: 5551
RE: City of God - 30/12/2009 4:39:10 PM   
paul_ie86


Posts: 11422
Joined: 4/1/2007
From: Chelsea Hotel #2
I think he joined before the Fritzl story broke.

_____________________________

My Group Project's facebook page. Please like

(in reply to rick_7)
Post #: 5552
RE: City of God - 30/12/2009 4:50:44 PM   
FritzlFan


Posts: 4793
Joined: 19/11/2008
From: Bristol
quote:

ORIGINAL: rick_7

Yeah, that is the stupidest name ever. When I saw it I figured you'd be a complete prick, but you seem really sound. Did you just have a brain freeze or something?


I thought I'd post only a couple of times when I joined, so I chose a joke name. It was a mistake.

I get a comment almost every time I go outside of Lists and Top 10s. My Josef Fritzl t-shirt doesn't help matters, mind.

quote:

ORIGINAL: paul_ie86

I think he joined before the Fritzl story broke.


It hit the news around 6 or 7 months before I joined.

< Message edited by FritzlFan -- 30/12/2009 4:52:44 PM >


_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Miles Messervy 007

Child labour is necessary in the short term




(in reply to rick_7)
Post #: 5553
RE: City of God - 30/12/2009 5:05:18 PM   
Dantes Inferno


Posts: 5887
Joined: 27/10/2007
From: Norway
To be fair, you are like the living embodiment of "do not judge by first impressions".

_____________________________

President of The Wire fan club. PM me to join.

(in reply to FritzlFan)
Post #: 5554
RE: City of God - 30/12/2009 5:05:55 PM   
paul_ie86


Posts: 11422
Joined: 4/1/2007
From: Chelsea Hotel #2
quote:

ORIGINAL: FritzlFan

quote:

ORIGINAL: paul_ie86

I think he joined before the Fritzl story broke.


It hit the news around 6 or 7 months before I joined.


As you can tell, I have a perfect sense of time.


_____________________________

My Group Project's facebook page. Please like

(in reply to FritzlFan)
Post #: 5555
RE: City of God - 30/12/2009 5:07:13 PM   
rick_7


Posts: 6151
Joined: 30/9/2005
From: The internet
quote:

ORIGINAL: Dantes Inferno

To be fair, you are like the living embodiment of "do not judge by first impressions".



_____________________________

*Wendy Hiller fanboy*

Blog: DJANGO! DUMBO! DESPICABLE ME 2! Plus: other stuff.

"Nothin's really been right since Sam the Lion died."

(in reply to Dantes Inferno)
Post #: 5556
RE: City of God - 30/12/2009 6:29:30 PM   
DCMaximo


Posts: 992
Joined: 5/1/2007
From: Nottingham via Aidy Boothroyd's Palace of Wisdom
I always assumed you were just a big Fritz Lang fan with capitalisation issues.

_____________________________

The Spanish Inquisition of the 'Get Carlton Banks a TV Spin-off' Association

"Carlotta was the kind of town where they spell trouble T-R-U-B-I-L, and if you try to correct them, they kill you"

(in reply to rick_7)
Post #: 5557
RE: City of God - 30/12/2009 6:36:48 PM   
Piles


Posts: 5545
Joined: 6/8/2007
From: Whalley Range
That's what I thought too, DC. My estimation of you has nose dived, Fritzlfan .

_____________________________

Top 100 Moz Songs / Top 100 Films

(in reply to DCMaximo)
Post #: 5558
RE: City of God - 30/12/2009 6:51:43 PM   
Dantes Inferno


Posts: 5887
Joined: 27/10/2007
From: Norway
quote:

ORIGINAL: DCMaximo

I always assumed you were just a big Fritz Lang fan with capitalisation issues.


That would actually have been believeable.

_____________________________

President of The Wire fan club. PM me to join.

(in reply to DCMaximo)
Post #: 5559
RE: City of God - 30/12/2009 7:08:27 PM   
FritzlFan


Posts: 4793
Joined: 19/11/2008
From: Bristol
quote:

ORIGINAL: Dantes Inferno

To be fair, you are like the living embodiment of "do not judge by first impressions".


Thanks, I suppose.


quote:

ORIGINAL: DCMaximo

I always assumed you were just a big Fritz Lang fan with capitalisation issues.


quote:

ORIGINAL: Piles

That's what I thought too, DC. My estimation of you has nose dived, Fritzlfan .


Rather than wishing for a change of username, I could have just lied. Damn.


_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Miles Messervy 007

Child labour is necessary in the short term




(in reply to Dantes Inferno)
Post #: 5560
RE: City of God - 1/1/2010 5:09:23 AM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
Next up, The Conformist, and after that I decided I'm gonna update the top 100 2010 thread every week and review at least half of films watched in here and link. Would be neater....

_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to FritzlFan)
Post #: 5561
RE: City of God - 5/1/2010 9:21:28 PM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
Wow, 2nd page. Slight change of plans, Jackie Brown review in a second, then The Conformist.

_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to FritzlFan)
Post #: 5562
RE: City of God - 5/1/2010 10:22:23 PM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
ďIs she dead, yes or no?Ē
ďPretty much. ď


Jackie Brown (1997, Tarantino)
Tarantino is one of the most divisive directors working today. On one hand, heís a favourite of just about anyone with illusions of being a cinephile (= 90% of imdb crowd), on the other, heís dismissed as a talentless unoriginal hack.
Jackie Brown fits curiously into this equation as itís the least Tarantino-esque film the guy has made (I havenít seen Death Proof, but that sounds like him through and through). It may be his most plot-driven film, it has some pop culture dialogue, but really a minimal amount, the chronology is straightforward (though Basterds recently also did that) except for one scene, there are no obvious homages, and of course, itís an adapted screenplay as opposed to an Ďoriginalí one.
Does this deter the movie from being good? Well, thatís where the equation produces interesting results. The consensus amongst non-fans seems to be that itís his best film. The fans themselves respect Jackie Brown more than they love it. I wouldnít call myself a huge Tarantino fan, but I am certainly a fan of his, and unfortunately, I confirmed the rule I explained for you.
While Jackie Brown has a fantastic cast (Grier, De Niro, Jackson, Keaton, Fonda, and of course Forster), and all of these performances are excellent, I felt that the film lacked something. Yes, the double cross is ingenious, and although I havenít read Rum Punch, the film does feel like a genuine Leonard adaptation. The cinematography is also very effective. Itís hard to knock Jackie Brown, but as said, I missed the fanboy in Tarantino here. Maybe a re-watch would improve things, but for now itís an 8


_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to Miles Messervy 007)
Post #: 5563
RE: City of God - 6/1/2010 5:46:07 AM   
Dantes Inferno


Posts: 5887
Joined: 27/10/2007
From: Norway

quote:

ORIGINAL: Miles Messervy 007

Next up, The Conformist, and after that I decided I'm gonna update the top 100 2010 thread every week and review at least half of films watched in here and link. Would be neater....


I read that as The Communist...

_____________________________

President of The Wire fan club. PM me to join.

(in reply to Miles Messervy 007)
Post #: 5564
RE: City of God - 6/1/2010 3:05:33 PM   
Olaf


Posts: 23709
Joined: 26/2/2007
From: 41įN 93įW
quote:

ORIGINAL: paul_ie86

I think he joined before the Fritzl story broke.


That would be amazing (Quinton) misfortune if that was the case.


_____________________________

I tried to groan, Help! Help! But the tone that came out was that of polite conversation.

Empire Top 100 Albums Poll 2013: CLICK HERE

(in reply to paul_ie86)
Post #: 5565
Children of Men - 8/1/2010 11:56:00 PM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
Quick review, just to keep this off the 2nd page
"As the sound of the playgrounds faded, the despair set in. Very odd, what happens in a world without children's voices."

Children of Men (2006, Cuarůn)
I could assume you know the general plot, but here is a quick synopsis: In 2027, all women are infertile and no more children are being born. Out of all the world, only Britain 'soldiers on' (what exactly happened to the other countries is unclear). This may be why refugees are treated like animals. One of the immigrants however manages to get pregnant, and the protagonist gets involved in her situation through circumstances beyond his control.
It's certainly an original idea (although it was adapted from a novel), and thankfully the execution is more than competent. The acting, particularly from Caine and Owen, is excellent, but it's the camera work which truly stands out. The 6 minute Steadicam sequence is just amazing.
As for the non-technical stuff, it's still great, but not as great as I thought it would be. The political comment is obvious, the allegories to Christianity are just there, etc. There's still some stuff beneath the surface which I will try to get at the second time, for now I gathered the comment about art as a part of humanity, and the film also plays cleverly with hope. It's not one of the best films of the decade like some claim it to be, but one of the best of its year for sure and films like that usually get an 8 from me.

The Conformist review will be there tomorrow, I promise

_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to Olaf)
Post #: 5566
RE: Children of Men - 9/1/2010 12:06:18 AM   
Pigeon Army


Posts: 14612
Joined: 29/1/2006
From: Pixar HQ, George Lucas' Office.
quote:

ORIGINAL: Miles Messervy 007

Quick review, just to keep this off the 2nd page


I would say something, but I'll refrain.

Good to see you liked Children of Men, even though it is far more amazing than you're giving it credit for being.


_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Rinc
She's supposed to be 13! I'd want her to be very attractive though


quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat
quote:

ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army
Stop being mean to Deviation

No.

(in reply to Miles Messervy 007)
Post #: 5567
RE: Children of Men - 9/1/2010 12:44:16 AM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
Say what you have on your mind
What's amazing about it? Not baiting, just curious about what you think...

_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to Pigeon Army)
Post #: 5568
RE: Children of Men - 9/1/2010 1:07:30 AM   
Pigeon Army


Posts: 14612
Joined: 29/1/2006
From: Pixar HQ, George Lucas' Office.
You know, the whole "you needed us" stuff we've trotted out many times before. 

As for Children of Men - it's a bloody fantastic story, magnificently told, really. It's bleak without being crushing, it's hopeful without being saccharine, it features the performance that single-handedly justifies Clive Owen's career, is brilliantly shot, and just an incredibly haunting experience. The scene at the run-down school is incredible.


_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Rinc
She's supposed to be 13! I'd want her to be very attractive though


quote:

ORIGINAL: MonsterCat
quote:

ORIGINAL: Pigeon Army
Stop being mean to Deviation

No.

(in reply to Miles Messervy 007)
Post #: 5569
RE: Children of Men - 9/1/2010 1:27:48 AM   
Deviation


Posts: 27284
Joined: 2/6/2006
From: Enemies of Film HQ
Wow Pavel, a good review.

_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Dpp1978
There are certainly times where calling a person a cunt is not only reasonable, it is a gross understatement.

quote:


ORIGINAL: elab49
I really wish I could go down to see Privates

(in reply to Pigeon Army)
Post #: 5570
RE: Children of Men - 9/1/2010 1:36:45 AM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
Devi, being sarcastic?
PA, never denied that it was you guys who made this popular...
Well, it doesn't seem we disagree on the film, it just has a bigger effect on you...

_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to Deviation)
Post #: 5571
RE: Children of Men - 10/1/2010 12:45:07 AM   
FritzlFan


Posts: 4793
Joined: 19/11/2008
From: Bristol
quote:

ORIGINAL: Miles Messervy 007


The Conformist review will be there tomorrow, I promise





_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Miles Messervy 007

Child labour is necessary in the short term




(in reply to Miles Messervy 007)
Post #: 5572
RE: Children of Men - 10/1/2010 1:20:38 AM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
Well, I still think of now as today, you know Gimme 15 mins

_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to FritzlFan)
Post #: 5573
RE: City of God - 10/1/2010 1:39:42 AM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
An unusually long review from me, hope it doesn't get ignored
***spoilers***

ďI want to see how a dictatorship falls.Ē

Il conformista [The Conformist] (1970, Bertolucci)
My first Bertolucci film (if you donít count the first half hour of the atrocious-looking Little Buddha, which we watched in an RS class of all places), The Conformist is widely considered one of the greatest Italian films of the 70s, and often of all time.
Iíll start with the obvious: the film looks fucking amazing. The cinematography is fluid, the lights are amazing, the sets are majestic, and the women arenít eye-sores either (yes, Iím shallow, shoot me). Itís a truly sensual experience on one hand, but on another creates meaning through motion (despite Marcelloís desire to conform the camera usually focuses just on him, except for the dancing scene, where heís caught between people without wanting to). The sets are obviously artificial (the place where Marcelloís father is was the first thing that came to mind) but through the Roman imagery in the film Bertolucci is also trying to tell us that all empires are the same and in the end destined to fall.
The performances are also excellent. Trintignant has a very wide body of work, Iíve only seen two of his films so far, but based on what I still want to watch (A Man and a Woman, The Great Silence, Z, My Night at Maudís, etc.), he could well become a top 10 actor for me. This performance even trumps his in Red (which is as you may remember a top 10 film of all time for me). Itís calculated, intense, and utterly believable, despite how detached the film often is.
I mentioned sensuality before, and thereís no denying sex is an important part of The Conformist (and looking at Bertolucciís body of work, eg. The Dreamers, Last Tango in Paris, etc., it seems like a trend). The characters seek connection through sex, and their motivations are often based on it.
Finally, the chronological structure of the film also helps it become the masterpiece it is. We are presented illusions (the pedophile isnít dead at all, the woman did get into the car) and the disorientation may serve as a metaphor (god, now I sound like one of these arty reviewers) for Marcelloís alienation (despite his desire to conform, this is also paralleled in his close friendship with a blind person).
As you can see, there is a lot I could read from it based on first viewing alone. And did I mentioned it looks amazing? 10, duh.


_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to FritzlFan)
Post #: 5574
RE: City of God - 10/1/2010 1:47:02 AM   
FritzlFan


Posts: 4793
Joined: 19/11/2008
From: Bristol
Excellent film; in my top 10 somewhere.

Trintignant was in Une Femme est une Femme as well, btw. Aparently.

< Message edited by FritzlFan -- 10/1/2010 1:48:05 AM >


_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Miles Messervy 007

Child labour is necessary in the short term




(in reply to Miles Messervy 007)
Post #: 5575
RE: City of God - 10/1/2010 1:48:22 AM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
No "congrats, great review"?
He wasn't according to imdb
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0055572/fullcredits#cast

_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to FritzlFan)
Post #: 5576
RE: City of God - 10/1/2010 1:51:28 AM   
FritzlFan


Posts: 4793
Joined: 19/11/2008
From: Bristol
Oops.

Great review.

Oh dear. I read "Un homme et une femme" as Une Femme est une Femme.

_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Miles Messervy 007

Child labour is necessary in the short term




(in reply to Miles Messervy 007)
Post #: 5577
RE: City of God - 10/1/2010 1:52:23 AM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
I did list A Man and a Woman
Thanks
Why did you kick Once Upon A Time In America out of your top 10?

_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to FritzlFan)
Post #: 5578
RE: City of God - 10/1/2010 2:05:09 AM   
FritzlFan


Posts: 4793
Joined: 19/11/2008
From: Bristol
Is top 20 not high enough?


_____________________________

quote:

ORIGINAL: Miles Messervy 007

Child labour is necessary in the short term




(in reply to Miles Messervy 007)
Post #: 5579
RE: City of God - 10/1/2010 2:06:50 AM   
Miles Messervy 007


Posts: 6884
Joined: 11/2/2009
It's the greatest film ever made, so no.

_____________________________

quote:

jamesbondguy:
Miles is clearly the finest film theorist of his generation

quote:

Deviation:
if it isn't ham, I'll eat a living pig.

(in reply to FritzlFan)
Post #: 5580
Page:   <<   < prev  184 185 [186] 187 188   next >   >>
All Forums >> [Film Forums] >> Lists and Top 10s >> RE: City of God Page: <<   < prev  184 185 [186] 187 188   next >   >>
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Movie News††|††Empire Blog††|††Movie Reviews††|††Future Films††|††Features††|††Video Interviews††|††Image Gallery††|††Competitions††|††Forum††|††Magazine††|††Resources
Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.125