Dodi's comments

The Last Duel (2021)
irdulili 5 points 3 days ago.

It was super long, as to be expected. Obviously inspired by Kurosawa’s Rashomon and, yet, still an historically accurate true story. And that last 20 minutes. Wow. That was a big pay-off! I expect nothing less from Ridley Scott, though.

Dodi 2 points 1 day ago.

How do you see this as inspired by Rashomon? I see no multiple interpretations.

The Last Duel (2021)
Marlboro_Man 3 points 2 days ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

o_0 So many possibilities, that it’s a real treat to try to unravel this centuries old mystery of who’s telling the truth, and if not, why, and who stands to gain what. Extremely fascinating conclusions can be drawn up, no matter which truth you lean towards. Forces your mind to think tactically under certain hypothetical scenarios & assumptions. IMHO I think this movie will certainly win a few prestigious awards for 2021. This is a thinking man’s/woman’s movie. If you find yourself disappointed & longing for some nonstop action, then you’ve already tragically missed the whole point of why they made this film in the first place. It’s as close to being ‘viewer interactive’ as one could hope for. It’s almost like a ‘Choose Your Own Mystery Adventure’. You, the viewer, is entirely left on your own too draw your own conclusion, you’re not being led, which means this one movie can mean multiple different things to it’s various viewers. The movie I watched may not be the same movie you just finished, and that’s okay, because there are no wrong conclusions, because nobody truly knows, and that’s why they call it a mystery. I will say this much though, “to the victor goes the history”, and sometimes that can be extremely telling!~;)

Dodi 2 points 1 day ago. (Contains Spoilers)

No mystery here: rape and gaslighting. She never had a “little death” with any of her inept lovers, meaning neither her husband nor rapist. She got lucky with her son for both to survive this abomination of “justice”. Glad she had 30 years of peace and prosperity and who can blame her for never marrying again? lol

Mayor of Kingstown (2021)
Dodi 1 points 3 days ago.

Big fan of Jeremy Renner.

The White Ribbon (2009)
Dodi 4 points 4 days ago.

Among my all time favorites: subtle, complex, disturbing, with pains taking execution, as you’d expect from Haneke.

Only the Animals (2019)
Dodi 0 points 25 days ago.

One of the best told stories I’ve been reeled in by for a while.

Invasion (2021)
Dodi 8 points 1 month ago.

Expected to hate this from all the negative comments. Surprised how much I like this and would binge if I could. So waiting for next episode with bated breath.

The Evil Dead (1983)
kahnwiley 5 points 1 month ago.

The film is a cult classic for a reason. It’s like Night of the Living Dead, in that it was made on a small budget with very basic equipment in one location. It’s bare-bones filmmaking at its best: Sam Raimi and a small cohort of friends (like Bruce Campbell, a personal friend of Raimi’s since high school). It’s maybe less obvious today when anyone can make a “movie” on their iPhone, but making a decent low-budget film outside the studio system in 1983 took some real guts and commitment to the craft for an aspiring young filmmaker like Raimi.
It’s also very famous due to the timing. The film received an X rating, which would have been a cinematic death sentence for a purely theatrical release, but thanks to the explosion in popularity of videotapes in the 80’s, the film spawned a huge following outside of the traditional cinema. It got a lot of attention for being so unabashedly gory and was banned in Britain as a “video nasty,” in addition to being censored in several other countries.
What might seem tame or cliche now was incredibly risky and even groundbreaking, thanks to Sam Raimi’s commitment to make a full-on gory horror flick with no f*cks given about the studio or ratings systems.
I think if one just watches this (or indeed, most older films) in a vacuum without the historical context, it is easy to get stuck on how “primitive” or “slow” a lot of them are. The value as art lies not in how it stacks up to our modern concept of film making, but in how films like this broke new ground to create a space for the other films to follow. But then again, we live in a time where everything is being remade or rebooted to fit our current sensibilities/attention spans, so it is rather difficult to maintain any sense of historical context for the value of these early innovations. A film like “Halloween” can be remade twice but the new versions will never match the ingenuity and simple charms of the original.

Dodi 1 points 1 month ago*.

Doesn’t even come close to Night of the Living Dead, my all time favorite. That was realism, this is cheese.

Diary for My Children (1984)
Dodi 1 points 1 month ago.

Glimpses of Hungary I had only heard of. The last scene is 1953. You can just feel 1956, the revolution, erupt,like an unstoppable force, from this kind of misrule.

The Loved One (1965)
Dodi 2 points 1 month ago.

Just saw it again. Not as quirky as when I first watched it baby sitting, but still fun.

The Witch (2016)
SparrowsSong 6 points 2 months ago.

I liked it. Good, creepy story. I loved the way this was shot and all the casts performance. Would be nice to see another.

Dodi 1 points 2 months ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Agreed. What happens to the baby, and the terrors from the wilderness encroaching on the settler family, is deliciously disturbing. Much of the playbook taken from journals? ugh. Will have to watch again Halloween.

The Mad Women's Ball (2021)
Birdsforme 3 points 2 months ago.

Very good.I am sure most of the true horrors of that time were not shown in this film, but one gets an idea. I did not find any English subs here, so I watched elsewhere. Worth a watch.

Dodi 1 points 2 months ago.

I am watching it on with subs. Hope you reported the links without.

The Guilty (2021)
TX2Guns 4 points 2 months ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

This movie was based on a 2018 Danish Film Den Skyldige

and was written by Nic Pizzolatto (who did the first season of True Detective) and Directed by Antoine Fuqua (who did Training Day).

911 Movies like this always remind me of the old school crime radio movies from the 30’s and 40’s before T.V. was big. So much of the suspense is in the actors delivery and at times, it is excruciatingly PAINFUL to listen to and watch.

Dodi 2 points 2 months ago.

Thanks for the heads up, TX, about Den Skyldige.

Only Murders in the Building (2021)
Dodi 4 points 2 months ago.

Martin Short kills me, fobl, what a character, nothing like him.

Nine Perfect Strangers (2021)
Dodi 3 points 3 months ago.

So glad I found this after reading about the series in the news, and when I realized the “topic”, a few episodes in, I like it even more. :)

Anton Chekhov's the Duel (2010)
Dodi 2 points 3 months ago. (Contains Spoilers)

The Duel is a tale of human weakness, the possibility of forgiveness, and a man’s ultimate ability to change his ways. It is classic Chekhov, revealing the multifaceted essence of human nature.

UFO (2021)
Dodi 2 points 3 months ago.

Some of those images are unsettling. “What IS that?” Excellent production.

Bozkir (2018)
Dodi 2 points 3 months ago.

I could easily take a season two of this. Solid.

Bozkir (2018) S1 E9
Dodi 1 points 3 months ago.

This plays as the credits run, and some of the lyrics were in the subs somewhere earlier in one episode. So haunting. Reminds me of hot nights in the ocean breeze in Kas. Love the traditional music in this series.

Bozkir (2018)
Dodi 2 points 3 months ago*.

I love the two detectives, and the music when the credits roll.

Bozkir (2018) S1 E3
Dodi 1 points 3 months ago.

Was so waiting for episode 3. This is so good.

Finding You (2021)
Dodi 3 points 4 months ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Fast paced eye candy, and fun, especially the filming on the dragon infested movie sets. Enjoyed the realistic psychological insights and dramatization of the importance of hard work toward goals, and the value of integrity, with a solid screenplay (based on a novel by Jenny B. Jones). Above average actors, with strong chemistry.[Redgrave’s old lady has a mystery behind it :)]

Ted Lasso (2020)
Dodi 4 points 4 months ago.

Another surprise of a gem that grabs you by the seat of the pants, glues you to your screen, when you should be out and about already. ;)

Sputnik (2020)
Dodi 3 points 4 months ago.

Yay! Version 2 is dubbed. The subs were so bad, like computer generated gibberish.

An Unknown Compelling Force (2021)
Alien 1 points 5 months ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Because Bigfoot doesn’t live in snow covered mountains.

Dodi 5 points 5 months ago.

But yeti does.

Mr Inbetween (2018)
Dodi 3 points 5 months ago.

Another gem I just accidentally came across. Can’t stop binging, and it only gets better as the story rolls out. Just starting on season3

The Beast Must Die (2021)
Soleil 3 points 6 months ago.

This Man Must Die (French: Que la bête meure), also an excellent French/Italian movie (1969)directed by Claude Chabrol… Hope this series is as good of the movie !

Dodi 3 points 5 months ago.

Just discovered Cluade Chabrol and am binging on all his work I can find. Chabrol is an old New Wave director, a style I find I love. Watched the first episode here and am now skipping to for comparison.

Time (2021)
TX2Guns 1 points 5 months ago.

No Worries.

Dodi 1 points 5 months ago.


Let Them All Talk (2020)
Dodi 2 points 6 months ago.

Streep, Wiest, Bergen, what a treat. Crossed the Atlantic on a ship once, not quite the Queen Elizabeth, more like a freighter, but watching this makes me want to sail across again.

The Best Offer (2013)
Dodi 2 points 7 months ago. (Contains Spoilers)

Geoffrey Rush is mesmerizing. Felt rather sorry for what happens to the character he plays.

Dark Harbor (1999)
Dodi 0 points 7 months ago.

Dark little thriller, fantastic pay off, if you stick with it. A Hollywood homage to Polanski’s, though less enigmatic, more nasty. Norman Reedus, Alan Rickman rock.

The Marksman (2021)
Dodi 2 points 7 months ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

Love Liam. Best part is when cartel thug gives a US passport of a blonde woman to the border officer and he lets them through. lol

The Life and Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (2001)
Dodi 2 points 7 months ago.

One of the best adaptations of this favorite Charles Dickens’s novel . Charles Dance is deliciously icy and malevolent. James D’Arcy and Sophia Myles are gorgeous to behold, and bring Dickens’s characters to life. Besides the social injustices we expect to see Dickens explore, there are also the ribald, bigger than life characters you can’t help but laugh at while you decry them.

Quit Staring at My Plate (2017)
Dodi 4 points 7 months ago.

Pretty heavy duty. Makes you see Dubrovnik in a different light.

Confessions of a Serial Killer (1985)
Dodi 1 points 7 months ago*.

Think Henry Lee Lucas, seedy and intense: this unsettling, brilliant film is done maintaining a documentary style distance, yet delivering in stark reality the full impact punch of brutality and gore, for those who have the stomach for it, as it is not a glamorized Hollywood slasher film. That calm, collected coolness of Sheriff Gaines is remarkable, considering what he is hearing. Glad this is the original X rated version.

Nyugalom (2008)
glostarz999 2 points 8 months ago.

Hooray! A new film to add to that long list of movies with titles that sound like something evil that Lovecraft might have come up with.

Dodi 5 points 7 months ago*. (Contains Spoilers)

The title means “calm”, totally Lovecraftian. lol But the subject is dark and evil, showing the sadistic way Soviet Communism twisted it’s great talents into the dust, and it’s consequent collateral damage.

Eastern Promises (2007)
Dodi 1 points 8 months ago.

Loved this, and Viggo Mortensen. Wanted more.

Крепостная (2019) S2 E24
SapphireStorm 2 points 9 months ago.

OMG nobody can be happy on this show for more than 5 seconds. I love it! Can’t get enough and can’t wait for season 3!

Dodi 2 points 8 months ago. (Contains Spoilers)

They might be happy enough, but evil just seems to keep raising it’s ugly head. Katia sure bore up nobly (no pun intended) under all her sufferings.

The Exterminating Angel (1963)
Dodi 7 points 8 months ago*.

Another dark Bunuel story that leaps at you like a nightmare, a weird surrealist and metaphoric film that criticizes the behavior of the bourgeois class in delicious satire, in the vein of “The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeousie”, a long time favorite.

The Soviet Story (2008)
Dodi 2 points 8 months ago.

We’ve known for years that Stalin taught Hitler all the tricks of mass terror and concentration camps, and that the Soviets slaughtered millions more humans in the Gulag camps than Hitler could ever dream of.

Крепостная (2019) S2 E1
YKJack 3 points 9 months ago.

I checked them over and it looks to me like those are all bad. I think we’ll leave them until a better copy gets dropped. Hopefully a better copy will be released soon.

Dodi 1 points 8 months ago.

Cool. You can just read it well enough to make sense of the running around and action. lol

Ripley's Game (2003)
Dodi 1 points 9 months ago*.

“Ripley’s Game” is the best of the Ripley franchise, and as a psychopath killer and thief, John Malkovich is precisely the Tom Ripley imaginable.

Крепостная (2019) S2 E1
YKJack 4 points 9 months ago.

i’m sure you’ve already reported the bad links but if you turn off the subtitles you may end up with just the one hardcoded subs…

Dodi 2 points 9 months ago.

Yes, reported, but I don’t see an option to turn off subs, I did look. where is it? ty

Крепостная (2019) S2 E1
Dodi 2 points 9 months ago.

Didn’t realize season 2 links had been put up, so psyched. Some fun to binge on.

Dodi 1 points 9 months ago.

Be prepared to find 2 English subtitles superimposed on top of each other for some challenging reading.

Крепостная (2019) S2 E1
Dodi 2 points 9 months ago.

Didn’t realize season 2 links had been put up, so psyched. Some fun to binge on.

Willy's Wonderland (2021)
Dodi 3 points 9 months ago.

Man, what a comedy! I don’t think Nick said one word. Loved the last scene. Nick the man. lol

Strangers on a Train (1951)
Dodi 2 points 9 months ago.

If a creep, like the character played by Robert Walker, sat down next to me in a train, I would move to the next compartment.

The Long Good Friday (1981)
Dodi 1 points 10 months ago.

Rewatched this after many years and would still need subs to clearly understand that Cockney dialect. Had to read reviews afterward to “get it”, like, no spoiler, that the Americans were mobsters. lol The last few minutes of watching Hoskings face, what nuanced acting, is super, and I did get what was going down, though not exactly why, till I read several reviews. Mirren looks, and acts, absolutely fabulous!!

Sexy Beast (2001)
Dodi 2 points 10 months ago.

Finally decided to watch Sexy Beast after hearing good things about it for years. No lie, so good. Love Ray Winstone’s talented work, and been looking up his oeuvre, like The War Zone

Lonesome Dove (1989)
Dodi 3 points 10 months ago.

Couldn’t agree more @NoelCoyotebleu! :) Just jumping in for second go round myself. Saw this on TV ages ago. Duvall in his prime. One of best westerns ever. Based on best selling, Pulitzer Prize winning author, Larry McMurty’s novel.

Katyn (2007)
Dodi 2 points 10 months ago.

Horrible what Russians did, and blamed it on the Germans for years. The movie starts out with a bang, will never forget the scene on the bridge, and what happened in the woods, as depicted, I cannot ever unsee. My father was a freedom fighter next door, in Budapest, and had to escape because the secret police were honing in on him to cut him down.

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