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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend? The Third.
« Reply #3480 on: January 10, 2023, 02:14:48 AM »
Finally watched "Benediction (2021)"  -> https://www.imdb.com/title/tt6852178/

The film provides a harrowing glimpse into the life of Siegfried Sassoon and his compatriots  during and after WWI.  The film is by Terence Davies. 

Reviews I posted earlier are bullseye WRT to my feelings. Some of the lines have been quoted in other reviews.  They ring true. Jack Lowden portrays Sassoon with such passion and restraint. Living then, comes across as I might have imagined for those years, those times, those places, those lives. 

I mentioned Benedictions (2021) a while back on this thread.  Here's the link.  -> https://ultimatebrokebackforum.com/index.php?topic=141.msg3058623#msg3058623

Overall, a worthy rendering to spend a few hours on.  The pace will be "too slow" for many but I found that part of the allure.  It also proved and exercise in word play and lookup.  Some terms I'd not encountered before.   Have pause and google handy.  Enjoy.  V.

I’m torn about watching this - I’m very drawn to the WW1 poets, but I’m not sure I feel able to cope with that terrible war. At least SS survived. I find I can easily rent it, so perhaps I’ll watch it in th daytime when I’m feeling stronger.

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend? The Third.
« Reply #3481 on: January 10, 2023, 04:32:49 AM »
^^^ Yes, be careful. 

The horrific war/battle scenes are not present in the same quantity as for instance in, "Saving Private Ryan" or "All Quiet on the Western Front" but they are presented.  For some souls and anyone with PTSD, those images and sounds are overwhelming - even in small doses and should be avoided. I watched "Benediction (2022)" to learn more about Siegfried Sassoon' life, struggles and his contributions to our humanity.  I still cannot imagine walking in his shoes - during those times.  Peace.  V.   

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« Reply #3482 on: January 10, 2023, 10:01:31 AM »
Off topic but to answer your ?

Thanks for that, Vincent!

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend? The Third.
« Reply #3483 on: January 15, 2023, 07:57:34 AM »


Happy Birthday Gattaca (Vincent)!








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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend? The Third.
« Reply #3484 on: January 15, 2023, 08:30:39 AM »
^^^ Ditto Chuck my birthday bud!  THANKS so much for EVERYTHING you do  for UBF!!!  I hope you venture out today, have an awesome meal somewhere special and have a drink or beer or a few!   

Of course, if I ever get up your way, I'll be buying!  Take Care!  V. 

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend? The Third.
« Reply #3485 on: January 21, 2023, 08:46:40 AM »
Did you know that British actor Julian Sands has been missing since January 13, 2023, after he went hiking around Mount Baldy, California? He still hasn't been found.

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« Reply #3486 on: January 21, 2023, 08:49:48 AM »
Sands' car was found on January 15th, 2023. The actor's three adult children have joined the search and his cell phone was still being pinged up until January. Seeing as how he hasn't been found by now, I can't help but fear that the worst has happened to the actor.  He was an experienced mountain climber.  I feel so bad for his family and friends.

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend? The Third.
« Reply #3487 on: January 23, 2023, 02:17:25 PM »

--Violent Night

Starring David Harbour. Also starring John Leguizamo and Beverly D'Angelo.
I thought the film was a hoot, funny and yes, violent, good time! I wasn't sure
what to expect, but for me it delivered lots of amusement. I wasn't expecting
as much as it delivered, in my opinion!

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« Reply #3488 on: January 24, 2023, 11:53:53 AM »

Here's a list of the movies nominated for the Oscars by the number of nominations:

11
Everything Everywhere All at Once

9
All Quiet on the Western Front
Banshees of Inisherin, The

8
Elvis

7
Fabelmans, The

6
Tár
Top Gun: Maverick

5
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever

4
Avatar: The Way of Water

3
Babylon
Batman, The
Triangle of Sadness
Whale, The

2
Living
Women Talking

1
Aftersun
Argentina, 1985
Bardo, False Chronicle of a Handful of Truths
Blonde
Causeway
Close
Empire of Light
EO
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio
Marcel the Shell with Shoes On
Mrs. Harris Goes to Paris
Puss in Boots: The Last Wish
Quiet Girl, The
RRR
Sea Beast, The
Tell It like a Woman
To Leslie
Turning Red

Plus these shorts & documentaries:

Best Live-Action Short Film
An Irish Goodbye
Ivalu
Le Pupille
Night Ride
Red Suitcase, The

Best Animated Short Film
Boy, the Mole, the Fox and the Horse, The
Flying Sailor, The
Ice Merchants
My Year of Dicks
An Ostrich Told Me the World Is Fake and I Think I Believe It

Best Documentary Feature
All That Breathes
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed
Fire of Love
House Made of Splinters, A
Navalny

Best Documentary Short Subject
Elephant Whisperers, The
Haulout
How Do You Measure a Year?
Martha Mitchell Effect, The
Stranger at the Gate

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend? The Third.
« Reply #3489 on: January 24, 2023, 12:16:42 PM »

Some comments:

--Michelle Williams got a Best Actress nomination for The Fabelmans.

--How the hell did an actress no one's heard of get a Best Actress nomination for a film no one's heard of?
  (Andrea Riseborough in “To Leslie”)

--Bad News: Cuban actress Ana de Armas got a Best Actress nomination, playing Marilyn Monroe in "Blonde."
--Good News: She also got nominated for a Razzie Award for Worst Actress of the Year in "Blonde."

--Empire of Light was nominated for Cinematography. Totally unworthy of the nomination. The only reason I can think that got nominated is because it was helmed by legendary cinematographer Richard Deakins.

--AMPAS is again torturing Dianne Warren with song nominations. This time for “Applause” from “Tell It like a Woman”; Music and Lyric by Diane Warren. Another song (and film) no one's heard of. She's been nominated 13 previous times and never won. (AMPAS did award her an honorary Oscar last fall because they tortured her for over thirty years!)

--One of the Best movies came out in July: Thirteen Lives, starring Viggo Mortensen and Colin Farrell, directed by Ron Howard. RT Critics: 86% RT Audience: 94%. A true story that is more entertaining than a dozen of these Oscar nominees this year and, despite the harrowing nature of it, a feel good story as well. Oscar noms: nada.

--I've seen six of the ten Best Picture nominees. (I have not seen Avatar [and don't choose to], Tár, Triangle of Sadness and Women Talking.) Of those I've seen I'd choose between All Quiet on the Western Front and The Fabelmans as my pick.

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« Reply #3490 on: January 24, 2023, 05:22:13 PM »
We'll see Lyle!! I do trust your judgment on the Oscars though. You think this could be the YEAR for Michelle? That EVERYTHING star seems to have it sewed-up though. IMHO! Perhaps Michelle will WOW them with her Peggy Lee role? I used to say the Bio-pic roles have the edge. This year will tell the tale with Austin Butler playing Elvis. I did see that film, the part of it I hated? Tom Hanks playing Colonel Parker, ruined the film for me. I do like Hanks, but he was OVERDONE in that role, horrid! I see he was nominated for a RAZZIE too!! Fitting to me. It's herculean task to play an ICON like Elvis and make it believeable, you know? I think Austin did the best at it, so far.
Michelle will have the same task playing Peggy Lee, just like she did with that Monroe role, although she seemed to NAIL the Gwen Verdon role pretty good!

nuff chatting from me! I still need to see The Fableman's! Oh my!  :o :o :o

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend? The Third.
« Reply #3491 on: January 24, 2023, 05:37:35 PM »
I loved All Quiet on the Western Front and Argentina 1985.

I am always a fan of non-fiction.

I enjoyed Glass Onion, but Murder Mystery stories confound me.

I love Ana de Armas.

We'll see!

PS, Lyle: Thirteen Lives was okay... definitely not Oscar-worthy  :P
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« Reply #3492 on: January 25, 2023, 12:41:50 PM »
PS, Lyle: Thirteen Lives was okay... definitely not Oscar-worthy  :P

But neither is Ana de Armas.

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend? The Third.
« Reply #3493 on: January 25, 2023, 01:36:18 PM »
"You're a fucking lunatic and I like it." -Edward Teach

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