The Criterion Collection movies

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Smultronstället - (1957 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0050986/
https://www.svenskfilmdatabas.se/en/item/?type=film&itemid=4549

A retired man reminisces, I guess.

It's a fantastic nothing of a movie. Recommended for people who want moving pictures with audio and optional thinking.

  • Clip
  • aka Wild Strawberries



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Scanners - (1981 movie) poster

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(on Wikipedia)
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0081455/

Mutants find themselves pulled into a secret war with multiple sides.

A unique canon that plays out with patience. Recommended.



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Before Midnight - (2013 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt2209418/
https://www.sonyclassics.com/beforemidnight/

Our main characters didn't use a condom and stayed together.

I think it's shaky and unrealistic, but it's a nice walk-and-talk with great acting.



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Before Sunset - (2004 movie) poster

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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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Before Sunrise - (1995 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0112471/

Two people meet on a train, then spend the day and evening together falling in love.

Patient and thoughtful; highly recommended.

  • Trailer
  • Inappropriately-rated; while it has some sexuality, it's definitely

See also:



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Solaris - (1972 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0069293/

People mysteriously go mad on a space station, and a guy is sent to investigate.

Long and boring.


TODO - having six fingers is called polydactylism

The Princess Bride - (1987 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0093779/
https://www.princessbrideforever.com/

Soon to enter into a loveless marriage with the king, a common woman's only hope lies in a daring rescue attempt.

A classic movie of fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants, monsters, chases, escapes, true love and miracles. This is a kid-friendly movie in the sense that the 80s didn't have kids who were complete pussies. There is hatred, danger, death and blood, and yes proper torture, and this is a fine family-friendly film.

The only flaw in this movie is the grandfather-narrator, who is terribly overdone to the point of distraction.



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Seven Samurai - (1954 movie) image

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0047478/

to be re-watched


Naked - (1993 movie) poster

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https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0107653/

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  • aka Mike Leigh's Naked




2023-08-18

TO BE CONTINUED

2006-01-11

I first saw Naked in the theatre. I think we all went to the wrong place at the wrong time or some such, so we just picked this one out of a hat. I loved it.. although I think I may have been the only person to actually "get it" and like it, which is odd for that crowd.

So the movie stuck with me, until much time passed and I was able to pick it up as a DVD set.

It turns out that this is a bit of a misadventure because I couldn't play this DVD the first time around. I think maybe I was dumb enough to have had it in my CD-ROM drive. I just paused one day, and tried again.. and it works. Go figure.

  • 0:00 -- The opening car scene has unnecessarily heavy music.. and is rather drawn out and boring. That music is throughout the film.. and really sucks.
  • 7:30 -- Werewolf joke. Funny that he actually plays a werewolf in Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - (2004 movie).

Disk 1

  • Movie
  • Audio Commentary
  • TODO - Trailers..

Disk 2

  • Thingy
  • Interview
  • The Short & Curlies - (1987 short)

    • Bad. Very bad. Very very bad.
    • Also has an optional commentary.