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Arthur Poppington

Mother: «What does this teach us, Jack?» Son (Jack): «Next time have gun.» — Mother & Son, from: «Defendor»

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No Man …

«No man can walk out on his own story.» —Spirit of the West, from «Rango»

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The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975

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«[…] the story of Uxbal – a single father who struggles to reconcile fatherhood, love, spirituality, crime, guilt and mortality amid the dangerous underworld of modern Barcelona — all before his time is up» — Wikipedia Last night movie — or better: the search for the soundtrack — lead me to this hardcore-to-the-bone-and-makes-you-cry movie w/ … Continue reading

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First Snow

Emptying the film list queue. Tonight: «First Snow» … 7 out of 10 stars. Dark, slow, angry, hopeless. No rain but snow — I can live w/ that. And a great soundtrack by a former Red Hot Chili Peppers Drummer Cliff Martinez — which lead me to tomorrows movie «Biutiful».

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The Messenger

«Oh, they tell them to get ready when their kids deploy … but they never really listen, do they? Soldiers go to war and everyone waves flags and applauds … look at charts, study strategies, have «informed opinions». And then bullets fly and soldiers die and it’s such a shock. Fuck that! What did they … Continue reading

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Alice in Wonderland

«Where’s your head?» «I was wondering what it would be like to fly.» «Why would you spend your time thinking about such an impossible thing?» «Why wouldn’t I? My father said he sometimes believed in six impossible things before breakfast.» A typical Tim Burton, phantasmagorical and a pleasure to see the Lewis Carroll characters getting … Continue reading

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In The Valley of Elah

«In The Valley of Elah» for the 2nd time — now w/ T. Again a great movie and – like «In The Electric Mist» two days ago – a great Tommy Lee Jones performance.

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In The Electric Mist

«In The Electric Mist» by Bertrand Tavernier with Tommy Lee Jones and John Goodman from 2009, based on the novel In the Electric Mist with Confederate Dead by James Lee Burke. Wow. Solid movie w/o «schnick-schnack». Telling a good story w/ great photography and actors where it’s a pleasure to watch their skills. Eight out … Continue reading

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This Winter Movies (1)

Never Let Me Go, UK 2010 · Mark Romanek · [trailer] Das Netz/The Net, Germany 2004 · Lutz Dammbeck · [trailer] The Fall, USA/UK 2006 · Tarsem Singh · [trailer] The Messenger, USA 2009 · Oren Moverman · [trailer] The Weather Underground, USA 2002 · Sam Green & Bill Siegel · [trailer] Gamer, USA 2009 … Continue reading

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