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A most enthusiastic second for Lone Star

 

I've been thinking about that film quite a bit recently, having just finished True Detective.  This was the film that, for me, showed the original promise that Matthew McConaughey had as an actor, and has finally delivered on in the past two to three years (going back to 2011's Bernie and Killer Joe thru to last years triple play of Mud, Dallas Buyers Club, and The Wolf of Wall Street).  McConaughey has about five minutes of screen time, and I thought his character Buddy Deeds was as memorable as Kris Kristofferson's Charlie Wade.  Both were in top form in this film.

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"Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can't let the world judge you too much." - Maude 
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Title: The Page Turner  (La tourneuse de pages)
Director: Denis Dercourt
Running Time: 85 minutes
Language: French
YouTube Link (a clip of/trailer for the film):
A+F Thread: None
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"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title:  The Pawnbroker (1964)

Director:  Sidney Lumet

Running Time:  116 min.

Language:  English

IMDb page

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XSUU-_0cWn4

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Second The Pawnbroker.

"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title: Red Riding: In the Year of Our Lord 1983

Director: Anand Tucker

Running Time: 100 min
Language: English
IMDB Link

YouTube clip [NSFW]:

Link to the A&F thread on the film (if there is one): The trilogy is discussed here.

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Title:  Code 46 (2003)

Director: Michael Winterbottom

Running Time:  93 min.

Language: English (primarily)

IMDb page

 

Full Movie (Portuguese subtitles)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGEBX_RCt84

 

A&F thread

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"Everyone has the right to make an ass out of themselves. You just can't let the world judge you too much." - Maude 
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Title:  Heartbeat Detector

Director:  Nicolas Klotz

Running Time:  143 min

Language:  French primarily, German

IMDB page:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0765141/?ref_=fn_al_tt_1

A&F thread:  http://www.artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=22006&hl=%2Bheartbeat+%2Bdetector

To be an artist is never to avert one's eyes.
- Akira Kurosawa

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Second Robot and Frank 

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Title:  Fearless

Director:  Peter Weir

Running time:  122 min

Language:  English

IMDB:  http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0106881/?ref_=nv_sr_2

A&F Discussion:  http://www.artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=6949&hl=fearless

To be an artist is never to avert one's eyes.
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Second Fearless.

"What matters are movies, not awards; experiences, not celebrations; the subjective power of individual critical points of view, not the declamatory compromises of consensus." - Richard Brody, "Godard's Surprise Win Is a Victory for Independent Cinema," The New Yorker

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Second Oldboy because,

 

I think a list of films about memory needs at least one example of memory being misused to the detriment of the character(s)

and none of the nominated dark revenge thrillers have been seconded yet.

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"Anyway, in general I love tragic artists, especially classical ones."

"Even the forms for expressing truth can be multiform, and this is indeed necessary for the transmission of the Gospel in its timeless meaning."

- Pope Francis, August 2013 interview with Antonio Spadaro

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Title:  The Trip to Bountiful (1985)

Director:  Peter Masterson

Running Time:  108 min.

Language:  English

IMDb page

 

Mrs. Watts returns home
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cbM06EfVYWo

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Second Oldboy because,

 

I think a list of films about memory needs at least one example of memory being misused to the detriment of the character(s)

and none of the nominated dark revenge thrillers have been seconded yet.

Then maybe this is the list for

 

Title:  Kind Hearts and Coronets (1949)

Director:  Robert Hamer

Running Time:  106 minutes

Language:  English

IMDb link

Youtube: http://youtu.be/p6YR6jzkwEc

A&F link to Ealing comedies thread

There is this difference between the growth of some human beings and that of others: in the one case it is a continuous dying, in the other a continuous resurrection. (George MacDonald, The Princess and Curdie)

Isn't narrative structure enough of an ideology for art? (Greg Wright)

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Iris (2001)

D: Richard Eyre

91 min.

English

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0280778/

trailer:

 

 

Away from Her (2006)

D: Sarah Polley

110 min

English

IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0491747/

trailer:

A&F thread: artsandfaith.com/index.php?showtopic=14870

A foreign movie can't be stupid.

-from the film
Armin

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