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|6 54%||Outrageous! (1977) - Oct 22, 2021|
|6 54%||Cast a Dark Shadow (1955) - Oct 21, 2021|
|6 54%||Waking Life (2001) - Oct 20, 2021|
|7 76%||Kon-Tiki (1950) - Oct 19, 2021|
|6 54%||The Last Duel (2021) - Oct 18, 2021
"It took me a while to tune into its wavelength. Some of the dialogue is cheesy, the acting hammy - Matt and Ben are shameless, but Alex Lawther’s camp king deserves note here too. The hair and makeup teams had a field day and the action is brutal. But ultimately I enjoyed this, for all its excessive overlength. A ripping yarn, not to be taken seriously, but engagingly told - three times, in fact. I was the only person in my screening and, alas, it seems that this is tanking at the box office"
|5 32%||All Is Lost (2013) - Oct 18, 2021|
|6 54%||Tell Them Willie Boy Is Here (1969) - Oct 16, 2021
"Setting aside the casting of Blake and Ross as native Americans, which clearly comes from another era - and then giving RB lengthy monologues about the treatment of his people - they are both good in the movie, he especially. Redford also does fine work as the deputy sheriff on their trail, and I liked Susan Clark’s performance too. There is some striking imagery and it’s generally engaging, yet never quite the sum of its parts. A good film that perhaps could have been closer to a great one"
|5 32%||No Time to Die (2021) - Oct 12, 2021
"Good, pacey fun for about two hours. Unfortunately, afterwards there are still around 45 minutes to go, and it drags on, and on to its protracted climax. Rami Malek, with scars and funny accent, is as generic as Bond villains get, and not at all threatening. As with Spectre, an intriguing female character (Bellucci then, de Armas now) is introduced and then exits within minutes. Other pluses: Jeffrey Wright, Ralph Fiennes, Lashana Lynch, the nice nod to OHMSS and Q getting ready for a date."
|4 16%||Downhill Racer (1969) - Oct 11, 2021
"The skiing sequences are superbly shot, if repetitive, and Redford is pretty good in one of his prototypical ‘golden boy’ roles. But I found most of the dialogue scenes and above all the romantic subplot downright dreary. And there wasn’t enough Gene Hackman. The first real disappointment in my current Redford mini-season. "
|6 54%||The Wolfpack (2015) - Oct 09, 2021
"Interesting, sometimes poignant documentary. Could have dug deeper and been more effective, but it’s very watchable, and one does root for its protagonists. "