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What was the last film you watched?

Postby Tara » Sat Jan 29, 2011 6:18 pm

Today I watched "At Five in the Afternoon" - "Panj é asr" (original title) - Drama


"At five in the afternoon comes death," claims a haunting snatch of poetry in this equally haunting picture from Iranian director Samira Makhmalbaf. One of the first feature films to emerge from post-Taliban Afghanistan (making it a worthy companion piece to Siddiq Barmak's excellent Osama), this follows Noqreh (Agheleh Rezaie) as she struggles to redefine her role as a woman despite the protestations of her cranky, conservative father (Abdolgani Yousefrazi). Yet with death and misery everywhere, freedom seems an unlikely luxury.

As Noqreh's father drags her and her sister-in-law (Marzieh Amiri) across this bombed-out dustbowl in search of her missing brother, it's clear that international intervention has done little to solve the problems of the country. Unexploded mines kill children, religious extremism is rife, and the people are disenfranchised by years of civil war and a lack of basic education. Too busy burying their dead relatives, people have no interest in politics and death seems ready to come at any hour of the day, not just at five. "Blasphemy is everywhere," claims Noqreh's despairing father. "Many have been killed, the country is in ruins."

http://www.bbc.co.uk/films/2004/04/08/a ... view.shtml

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It is an excellent film, well worth watching.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Jan 29, 2011 11:59 pm

Greetings,

I saw "The King's Speech" a few weeks ago (it's first movie I'd seen for months because I don't really go in for movies).

It was good - I liked it.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby plwk » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:38 am

'Faster'- Billy Bob Thornton, Dwayne Johnson, Maggie Grace, Moon Bloodgood
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby deff » Sun Jan 30, 2011 5:28 am

'the cup' - directed by dzongsar khyentse rinpoche

twas good :twothumbsup:
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby KwanSeum » Sun Jan 30, 2011 8:01 am

A Korean film, translated into English "Let's Play Dharma". One of my favorite all time movies. Watch it if you can.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Indrajala » Sun Jan 30, 2011 9:54 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

I saw "The King's Speech" a few weeks ago (it's first movie I'd seen for months because I don't really go in for movies).

It was good - I liked it.

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Good movie.

No violence at all, but quite suspenseful. :smile:
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Luke » Sun Jan 30, 2011 11:06 am

I saw Groundhog Day for the first time because a member on Dhamma Wheel spoke highly of it. It was certainly more interesting than most mainstream movies.
I give it four out of five groundhogs.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby kirtu » Sun Jan 30, 2011 3:26 pm

"Mahler auf dem Couch", Percy and Felix Adlon, just a few days ago.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Su DongPo » Sun Jan 30, 2011 4:34 pm

Twelfth Night (dir. Trevor Nunn, 1996) on DVD.

Watched it yesterday. I really like Ben Kingsley as Feste. The scenes with songs are the best.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Paul » Tue Feb 01, 2011 12:04 pm

At the cinema, the last film I saw was Inception.

Avery Buddhist film, but not really in an explicit way like the Matrix was.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Jikan » Wed Feb 02, 2011 10:05 pm

True Grit.

really enjoyed it.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Inge » Wed Feb 02, 2011 11:04 pm

Hot tub time machine.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Thu Feb 03, 2011 8:49 am

"Million Dollar Hotel" it was advertised as a Wim Wenders film but he only produced it. Quite good though in a sort of artsy-fartsy kindda way. Funny to see Mel Gibson playing in this type of movie though.
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Tara » Sat Feb 26, 2011 2:58 am

"Water"

Director: Deepa Mehta

The film examines the plight of a group of widows forced into poverty at a temple in the holy city of Varanasi. It focuses on a relationship between one of the widows, who wants to escape the social restrictions imposed on widows, and a man who is from the highest caste and a follower of Mahatma Gandhi.


http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0240200/

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Feb 26, 2011 3:13 am

Gnomeo & Juliet.

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Sherab Dorje » Sun Feb 27, 2011 8:48 am

Dogtooth - A Greek movie currently nominated for an Oscar award. A REALLY dark humorous satire of family life. Definitely not a kids movie!
A hyper-stylized mixture of physical violence and verbal comedy, Dogtooth is a darkly funny look at three teenagers confined to their parents' isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen — an inscrutable scenario that suggests a warped experiment in social conditioning and control. Terrorized into submission by their father, the children spend their days devising their own games and learning an invented vocabulary (a salt shaker is a "telephone," an armchair is "the sea") — until a trusted outsider, brought in to satisfy the son's libidinal urges, plants the seeds of rebellion by trading VHS tapes for sexual favors.

You can see the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFtDzK64-pk
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Astus » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:12 pm

Star Trek - Generations
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Re: What was the last film you watched?

Postby Blue Garuda » Sun Feb 27, 2011 9:24 pm

gregkavarnos wrote:Dogtooth - A Greek movie currently nominated for an Oscar award. A REALLY dark humorous satire of family life. Definitely not a kids movie!
A hyper-stylized mixture of physical violence and verbal comedy, Dogtooth is a darkly funny look at three teenagers confined to their parents' isolated country estate and kept under strict rule and regimen — an inscrutable scenario that suggests a warped experiment in social conditioning and control. Terrorized into submission by their father, the children spend their days devising their own games and learning an invented vocabulary (a salt shaker is a "telephone," an armchair is "the sea") — until a trusted outsider, brought in to satisfy the son's libidinal urges, plants the seeds of rebellion by trading VHS tapes for sexual favors.

You can see the trailer here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QFtDzK64-pk



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