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Forum: General Film Discussions 20th January 2015, 06:34 AM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
I've 10 minutes before train, here goes - ...

I've 10 minutes before train, here goes -

The Naked City - the attempt to cram all of NY into one movie becomes like parody at times. Buried under the weight of detail is a decent murder mystery....
Forum: General Film Discussions 27th December 2014, 11:08 PM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
Merry Xmas everyone -managed to cram in a few...

Merry Xmas everyone -managed to cram in a few this week

The Lady From Shanghai - My fav Welles movie - there's a wonderful dreamlike flow to this, from the soundtrack (torch songs, tiki tiki,...
Forum: General Film Discussions 14th December 2014, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
Managed to get 4 films in this weekend despite...

Managed to get 4 films in this weekend despite the disapproval of her indoors - bit of a frosty atmosphere round Chez Joe! Worth it though, all goodies.

Army of Shadows- this immersive trip into...
Forum: General Film Discussions 13th December 2014, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
Saw this myself for the first time recently -...

Saw this myself for the first time recently - decidedly mixed feelings - some amazing images and satire but Jodorowskys use of animals as expendable props and his use of deformed/disabled people as...
Forum: General Film Discussions 5th December 2014, 05:51 PM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
I. Bring tidings of a must buy for All Region Blu...

I. Bring tidings of a must buy for All Region Blu Ray types - you can get both these movies in a double bill - excellent transfers - for 2.80 plus postage!

Ship of Fools - Another Stanley Kramer...
Forum: General Film Discussions 28th November 2014, 10:49 PM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
I had no idea! Is it as sombre? Do we actually...

I had no idea! Is it as sombre? Do we actually see a stiff or ruined building? I can't imagine it's as understated as the 59 vintage.
Forum: General Film Discussions 28th November 2014, 06:32 PM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
On the Beach - not exactly a film to get the...

On the Beach - not exactly a film to get the party started - 2+ hours of folk getting ready to die from radioactive poisoning - imagine the closing scenes of Titanic spread over a whole city and a...
Forum: Sci-Fi & Fantasy 21st November 2014, 11:23 PM
Replies: 426
Views: 4,834
Posted By Handyman Joe
1. Metropolis 2. Blade Runner 3. Abre Los...

1. Metropolis
2. Blade Runner
3. Abre Los Ojos
4. Solaris (Tarkovsky)
5. Alien
6. Starship Troopers
7. 2001
8. Stalker
9. Incredible Shrinking Man
10. Invasion of the Body Snatchers (1979)
Forum: General Film Discussions 17th November 2014, 09:50 PM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
The Borderlands - Here's the back of a stamp...

The Borderlands - Here's the back of a stamp pitch in full - deserted churches at night are creepy. Let's camcorder one and get some of that Paranormal Activity dough. I didn't hate this film I just...
Forum: General Film Discussions 12th November 2014, 07:01 AM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
Don Siegal double bill goes not the way I thought...

Don Siegal double bill goes not the way I thought it would

The Killers - It's weird how (for me anyway) 60s cinema has dated far more than the 40s and 50s. This film is a case in point - it's just...
Forum: General Horror Chat 2nd November 2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 544
Views: 9,124
Posted By Handyman Joe
Seriously guys, Black Devil Doll From Hell is...

Seriously guys, Black Devil Doll From Hell is being quoted in a best of list? This is a five minute chuckle job on YouTube , nothing more. Steven Thrower has a lot to answer for!
Forum: General Film Discussions 2nd November 2014, 03:01 PM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
Some good uns in the past fortnight The...

Some good uns in the past fortnight

The Trial - hallucinatory doesn't do this justice, a visionary tour de force from Orson Welles. I lost the narrative thread an hour in but then I alawys do with...
Forum: General Film Discussions 26th October 2014, 08:00 AM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
2 Charity Shop DVDs, 2 Oscar winners (1960 Best...

2 Charity Shop DVDs, 2 Oscar winners (1960 Best Film/Director, 1972 Best Director), 2 glaring gaps in my viewing history and 2 absolutely perfect films (with amazing performances across the board) -...
Forum: General Film Discussions 24th October 2014, 04:48 PM
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Posted By Handyman Joe
Road House (1948) - Ida Lupino bowling a strike...

Road House (1948) - Ida Lupino bowling a strike in hot pants (and crooning big style at the piano), Richard Widmark a giggly control freak psycho (natch), Cornell Wilde fighting a giant redneck in a...
Forum: General Film Discussions 19th October 2014, 05:39 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,135
Posted By Handyman Joe
10 perfect movies Rushmore Silence of...

10 perfect movies

Rushmore

Silence of the Lambs

The Innocents

Withnail and I
Forum: General Film Discussions 18th October 2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 31,980
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Posted By Handyman Joe
Heh heh, bit of a quoting mix up I think - for...

Heh heh, bit of a quoting mix up I think - for the record I recall Event Horizon as a pretty decent time waster although like Sunshine the build up was way better than the pay out.
Forum: General Film Discussions 18th October 2014, 02:34 PM
Replies: 31,980
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Posted By Handyman Joe
It's not bad at all, I just found the pace...

It's not bad at all, I just found the pace draggy, a lack of tension palpable, maybe I just wasn't in the right frame of mind for a more cerebal number
Forum: General Film Discussions 18th October 2014, 09:43 AM
Replies: 31,980
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Posted By Handyman Joe
They Drive By Night (1940) - Ida Lupino steals...

They Drive By Night (1940) - Ida Lupino steals the picture as your classic money grabbing vixen, the wrinkle being she's completely genuinely insane. Some great trucking action in the first half...
Forum: General Film Discussions 5th October 2014, 09:19 AM
Replies: 31,980
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Posted By Handyman Joe
I've watched a ridiculous amount of films over...

I've watched a ridiculous amount of films over the past few days - first up an arty double bill, then a noir treble

3 Women - Putting aside what it all means (OK 3 stages of 1 women's psyche seen...
Forum: General Film Discussions 4th October 2014, 11:32 AM
Replies: 31,980
Views: 1,015,768
Posted By Handyman Joe
Dipped into my unwatched cheapie pile with mixed...

Dipped into my unwatched cheapie pile with mixed results

Pontypool - a pleasant surprise. Why was this lumped in with the glut of late naughties zombie cash ins? In no way is this a zombie film -...
Forum: General Film Discussions 27th September 2014, 09:22 AM
Replies: 31,980
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Posted By Handyman Joe
This weeks Sat morning film was so good it needs...

This weeks Sat morning film was so good it needs a post of its own - The Desperate Hours, William Wyler, 1955 - a proto home invasion flick that delivers non stop tension . So many reasons, big and...
Forum: General Film Discussions 26th September 2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 31,980
Views: 1,015,768
Posted By Handyman Joe
Three randoms- Dillinger - the 40s version,...

Three randoms-

Dillinger - the 40s version, a bread and butter bio pic with little visual flair but worth it for the sadistic edge Lawrence Tierney brings to the title role - this is no...
Forum: General Film Discussions 23rd September 2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 31,980
Views: 1,015,768
Posted By Handyman Joe
Too Late for Tears - well I've encountered some...

Too Late for Tears - well I've encountered some real nasty women during my year of noir binging but Lizabeth Scott in TLFT is by far the worst. Her unforgettable face - a snapshot of where beautiful...
Forum: General Film Discussions 20th September 2014, 05:13 PM
Replies: 31,980
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Posted By Handyman Joe
2 key points about Cannibal Ferox - that...

2 key points about Cannibal Ferox - that soundtrack, for me, is incredible, branded onto my brain, also the best audio commentary (OK tied with Jo Bob Briggs on I Spit on Your Grave) out there - if...
Forum: General Film Discussions 20th September 2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 31,980
Views: 1,015,768
Posted By Handyman Joe
I recommend The Strange Love of Martha Ivers...

I recommend The Strange Love of Martha Ivers which features 4 great performances - Up front, Van Heflin (why is this guy not better known?) and Barbara Stanwyk at her most iconic supported by a solid...
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