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Ecologia del delitto (1971)
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One of those movies I'd been aware of for years, somehow never seen. Finally watched it yesterday.

It sucked. Didn't laugh once. 

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The Burrowers (2008)
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A brilliant war movie. Equal parts harrowing and compelling. 
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Been meaning to watch this for ages. Got to say I'm disappointed. I found it a really patchy movie veering between brilliance and boring, but mostly being just okay, yet bloated. It really didn't feel to me that it made the most of its near three hour running time. 
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A western style movie set in Africa. Very good!
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:


Been meaning to watch this for ages. Got to say I'm disappointed. I found it a really patchy movie veering between brilliance and boring, but mostly being just okay, yet bloated. It really didn't feel to me that it made the most of its near three hour running time. 
I liked it, but I understand your opinion too. You should definitely give the 2019 TV-series a go if you haven´t yet. It´s very different from this movie, but brilliant IMO.
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A couple of re-watches:



I'd watched quite a lot of the Ghibli movies twice already, just not the very first one I actually bought. Being more versed in anime now I liked this one even more the second time around. I'm very impressed by Studio Ghibli right across their work though: even though I've watched a lot of their movies twice within a short period of time I'm still thinking about them a lot and getting drawn to where the blu-ray collection (sadly still incomplete) is sitting on my shelf. Some of their movies have a real charm to them that cheers me up during this pandemic. 



Still working my way through my Hitchcock blu-ray set in order. I really should have finished it by now but I've had a ton of movies I was interested in on Prime that were expiring soon that I've had to prioritise (hardly any of which ended up being worthwhile and so I didn't bother to always post them here). 
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Now a few of the better first time watches I didn't post here yet from last week:



This was a great British comedy from the people behind the series Outnumbered. They did fall back on a similar setup (parents, three kids, though the parents are divorcing here) but it touches on some darker themes (handled humorously but not really in a true black comedy way) and the cast is pretty great: David Tennant, Rosamund Pike, Billy Connolly & Ben Miller, though it's often the child actors who are scene stealers. Great film. 



Excellent 1930s crime movie. 



A giallo. Hadn't seen a new one lately having already gone through most of the well known titles. A very good one I thought from the same director that did What Have They Done to Solange? which is also a recommendable film for giallo lovers ready to move beyond the groundwork of Argento and Bava. 
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All but a Rear Window re-make, though considerably more violent and bloody. 
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Liked this more on the second viewing. For some reason it didn't click the first time, but I loved it this go around.



Now that was a crazy movie. 
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Watched five films yesterday, four first times one re-watch.



I don't always go much on Randolph Scott westerns, but this one was pretty good.



Pretty solid adventure thriller, but I've heard the 50's version The Wages of Fear is better.



Didn't go much on it to be honest. It was okay, but I wouldn't watch it again.



I watched the remake of this a while ago which turns out is almost a completely different movie. This one was better; more darkly comic and really quite entertaining. 



The re-watch. This is already becoming one of those films I watch and watch and watch again, since this is already my third viewing. Endlessly entertaining. 
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This is very well made for a 50s movie in this genre. Great underwater shots and the monster costume is very good - I'm sure there's many modern horror movies that have done much worse than this production crew did in the 50s. 
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I have some mixed feelings about this one. 

As a movie I thought it was very good. Entertaining, well shot, I could really feel the neighbourhood coming to life through it's characters. 

As a movie that supposedly has a strong message against racism and the killing of black people by cops in the US (which is even more poignant in 2020 due to George Floyd), I found it to have some big problems though. Such as the long and the short of it (sorry, spoilers but can't be helped) being that everything that happens is because one black man walks into an Italian-American's pizzeria and takes umbrage over the Italian-American wall of fame and can't let it go and another one took umbrage over being told to switch Public Enemy off while on the premises. I found that character really arrogant over the assumption that he could just walk in and show such disrespect to the owner while still expecting to get served actually. 

If those two characters had just shown some respect the events that led to the riot wouldn't have happened. No, the death of one of those men at the hands of cops wasn't right and the movie raises awareness that George Floyd's death proved is still much needed over 30 years later, but I felt that the movie would have been more effective if those same people hadn't been the direct cause of events. For me that weakened the message. Some manners cost nothing and if Buggin Out really had a problem with the wall of fame he could have gone about trying to change Sal's mind in much better ways instead of demands and threats of getting the community to boycott the place. One thing I felt the movie got right was that most of the black community didn't have issue with Sal's wall - it wasn't racist, but got made about race unnecessarily. I think a lot of things today get made about race when they don't need to be too. So that resonated for me. Especially as if you reversed the roles of Buggin Out and Sal taking umbrage with a black wall of fame would be seen as racist, especially if it happened in 2020 and it's SJW climate. You don't end racism by reversing it. So I'm going to say it and be damned for it if I have to be: Buggin Out and Radio Raheem were the villains of this movie. 
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It wasn't that long ago I finally watched this again; the reason for the rapid re-watch is because I recently found out that the version I've seen is considerably cut compared to what was released in the US. This watch for that version, released here as an 'Extended Version' but is really just the uncut movie that the US has had all along. 

The movie continues to grow in my estimations as well. Better with every viewing. It was well worth the re-buy of this version on blu-ray.
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