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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 11:44:45 PM »
Burt Reynolds had an heart attack on his toilet. That's what I learned from this interview. (And that I'll probably love the movie.)
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by wilberfan on Yesterday at 10:29:13 PM »
Reviews are starting to come online.  Esquire.com has one and an interview.  (I'm still trying to decide if I should read them.  I ended up reading everything about Phantom Thread before it came out and the movie was very non-spoiled for me.)

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a27557233/once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-review-quentin-tarantino-movie/

https://www.esquire.com/entertainment/movies/a27458589/once-upon-a-time-in-hollywood-leonardo-dicaprio-brad-pitt-quentin-tarantino-interview/

Nothing spoilery here:
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From the time I first spoke with Quentin Tarantino last month for Esquire’s Summer cover story, all the way until just before the house lights were dimmed last night at Cannes, the director has asked that those writing about his new film not reveal the ending. For a film set over three days in 1969, it's as though Tarantino wants the press — that now, thanks to Twitter and Facebook includes basically anyone who can send their thoughts out into the world — to act a bit more like this is, indeed, 1969: a wonderful fairy-tale land where a director can open a film and its power can be spread through the land, slowly, gently, through buzzy word of mouth, rather than have its soul reduced to a tweet, chewed up and spit out into the twittterverse within minutes of its opening.

All of which is to say, I'm with him.

[edit]  Quickly scanned the review.  It's very positive.  Very.
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News and Theory / Re: Revival Circuit
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 06:20:02 PM »
what happened based on what I just learned is wilberfan was there, exactly where he told me he would be, but I didnít see him and we didnít see each other. damn.

I thought it was an okay movie. I donít think I have a growing affection for musicals so much as I was  moved by the musical Hans Christian Andersen, bc in that movie Hans embarrasses himself and fails at romance, fails in the city and returns back home but itís a positive movie. that moved me. The Band Wagon as the most sophisticated musical ever is bologna. It had some nuances sure,  but overall it behaved like a movie.
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The Grapevine / Re: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
« Last post by Jeremy Blackman on Yesterday at 05:39:38 PM »
The new photos in Vanity Fair are stunning, but they're not stills from the movie and may not even be scenes in the movie. They were staged and shot by Annie Leibovitz.
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The Grapevine / Re: Tenet
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 05:39:08 PM »
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Itís called Tenet and is described by Warner Bros. as ďan action epic from the world of international espionage.Ē
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by jenkins on Yesterday at 02:48:51 PM »
itís already bothering everyone to not be able to talk about the ending, which how annoying. it comes out soon enough but the odds seem low that Iíll make it in without knowing what happens from bumping into the information somehow

itís being celebrated on par with the almodůvar, in that the criticisms against it are lame and the praises are lit
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This Year In Film / Diego Maradona (2019)
« Last post by strandedwriter on Yesterday at 01:51:44 PM »


As both a Maradona and Asif Kapadia fan, I'm very excited for this one. Probably my most anticipated of 2019.

Kapadia said: "Iím the master of making it as difficult as possible for myself. His agent had the idea to make a film about Diego Maradona in the early 1980s and he hired two cameramen to follow him from Argentina to Spain and Barcelona and then to Naples. The 500 hours is just the personal footage. There are thousands of hours in news and archival footage. And each match was two hours: the process is of elimination. You look at the footage, study it and ask: whereís the drama? Whereís the story? Whatís vital? Whatís repetitive? Thatís the fun and challenge of the process. What pushes the story forward? You have to make tough choices. You canít put everything in when youíre covering someone who has led such a long and ďrichĒ life."
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The Grapevine / Re: Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 01:31:50 PM »


The Force Awakens or the new one?
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Quentin Tarantino / Re: Once Upon A Time In Hollywood
« Last post by Drenk on Yesterday at 01:02:22 PM »
Spoiler: ShowHide
Yeah, apparently Tate in this movie is like Tate in these trailers: just there, sometimes, randomly.
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Real-Life Soundtracks / Re: the National
« Last post by Robyn on Yesterday at 12:31:24 PM »