Q Planes is a very ordinary film, but Ralph Richardson and Valerie Hobson are great. Saw it because Richardson's secret agent is one of the models for John Steed.
Saw Under Sandet the other day. Engrossing movie.You should see it. Not only does it present a thread of history unfamiliar to most of us, it also doesn't flinch from exploring uncomfortable ethical issues (former child Nazis are the clear victims here) while avoiding the kind of feel-good "rewritten history" that makes light of fascism a la Tarantino's execrable revenge fantasies. The kind of history-lesson movies I can get behind
Thanks for the recommendation. By family movie, I did not mean kids, but my old mother (86 yo) !
I had suggested Under Sandet a while back but she was a bit cool about it. I'll try to show these in the next few days. Am tired of these silly old romantic dramas.
I see you've been reading my old babblings. Frankly I don't think most of those posts deserve a like, but thanks anyway.Saw Under Sandet the other day. Engrossing movie.
Thanks for recommending.
My mum was quite shaken, so for a change showing "How to Steal a Million" 1966 - Audrey Hepburn, Peter O'Toole, Charles Boyer, Elli Wallach.
I don't dislike all of Almodovar's works. (Ditto von Trier's. Still think Europa/Zentropa is one of the most striking films of the '90s, though I like it more for its daring and chutzpah than for its imagination. The guy's no Kafka.) But I do call him an impostor because I find the majority of his acclaimed films highly overrated. Law of Desire has some interesting homoerotic angles (before turning into a rather hackneyed melodrama) but All About My Mother is vacuous if highly seductive PC pablum (Jonathan Rosenbaum rightly quipped after seeing it that he felt as if he'd been forced-fed several weeks of summer camp) that tells us nothing new about the joys and dangers of living as and with a member of the LGBTQ community (which isn't as tight-knit as Almodovar would have you believe). Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown may be rollicking fun but almost literally dime a dozen in European cinema. And such trash as Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! is just too silly to complain about. (For a better case for hedonism as a virtue see Linklater's recent Everybody Wants Some!! or its spiritual predecessor Dazed and Confused, despite my problems with both.) OTOH I did like his latest Julieta which was a welcome return to his serious side, though you feel the mother-daughter relationship is given short shrift to make room for the lead character's sexier backstory as a youthful vixen.Hi NonP,
I'd like to know why you refer to Almodóvar as an impostor.
A film maker I was talking to recently said all his works were excellent.
you've never seen speed racer then. at least 50x dumber than baby driver. i liked baby driver because it was pretty action packed throughout and at least entertaining. also, i didn't pay for the movie tickets so that helpedBaby Driver, seriously the dumbest movie I've ever seen. But not dumb in a fun way, dumb in the annoying way.
But I enjoyed the popcorn.
50x dumber? That could cause serious brain injury.you've never seen speed racer then. at least 50x dumber than baby driver. i liked baby driver because it was pretty action packed throughout and at least entertaining. also, i didn't pay for the movie tickets so that helped
you are getting too technical about an action movie. if you're being that technical, Person X getting blasted by a shotgun from behind and barely flinching is more BS than baby making a few lucky maneuvers50x dumber? That could cause serious brain injury.
Btw, the driver showed more luck than skill in his driving.