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Before Sunset - (2004 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0381681/

Two strangers are reunited nine years after their one night of romance, for only an afternoon.

Phenomenal, but make sure you watch this whole series.



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District 13꞉ Ultimatum image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1247640/

Bad Guys want to blow up a shithole to make money in rebuilding.

It's okay I guess, but the writing is off and it's frequently a tired revisitation of the earlier movie.

  • Trailer
  • Properly titled District 13꞉ Ultimatum
  • Original title: Banlieue 13: Ultimatum



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Ares - (2016 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt4216902/

In a downtrodden future France, a washed-out fighter struggles to raise money until he is offered a combat performance drug.

Very nice all around. Highly recommended.



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District 13 - (2004 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0414852/

Although a slum is walled off, run by gangs, and abandoned, a few people try to save it.

Fantastic.

  • aka District B13
  • aka Balineue 13



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Midnight in Paris - (2011 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1605783/
https://www.sonyclassics.com/midnightinparis/

A writer visiting contemporary Paris is repeatedly transported to 1920s Paris.

This has been described as a romantic comedy, but there is neither romance nor comedy to be found. It's dry and drags its feet.



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Le Samouraï - (1967 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062229/

A hitman is witnessed just after a job, and becoming a suspect pushes his employers put a hit out on him.

While I can imagine this being really cool at the time, it certainly isn't any more. It has a slow moody atmosphere with a main character stiff enough to be a walking corpse. It's also just shy of being a silent film.

I only finished watching it because of the similarity Ghost Dog - (1999 movie) has with it, because I like that movie.



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