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Pamela De Graff 3 months ago

Thank you for that. I will try to find a copy.

About Michael

Toronto, Ontario
Favorite Movies:
Zodiac, Raging Bull, Mulholland Drive, Amélie, Grosse Pointe Blank, Boogie Nights, Lone Star, There Will Be Blood, A History of Violence, Revanche, Oldboy, Heat, La Haine (Hate), Fight Club, Blade Runner, The Good, the Bad and the Ugly, The Marriage of Maria Braun (Die Ehe der Maria Braun), The Killer (Dip huet seung hung), Barry Lyndon, Mona Lisa, Night on Earth, The Unbearable Lightness of Being, Belle de jour, Little Children, Breathless (À bout de souffle) (By a Tether), House of Games, This Is England, Le Notti di Cabiria (Nights of Cabiria), Prince of the City, Secrets & Lies, Time Bandits, Dark City, Amarcord, No Country for Old Men, GoodFellas, Brief Encounter, Walkabout, Requiem for a Dream, Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Garcia, The Long Good Friday, Bound, La Dolce Vita, Wild At Heart, Bad Lieutenant, 8 1/2, Sisters, Hiroshima Mon Amour (Hiroshima, My Love), The Royal Tenenbaums, Thief, The Last Detail, In the Mood for Love, Rushmore, Brazil, Videodrome, Short Cuts, Dazed and Confused, Chasing Amy, Ladri di Biciclette (The Bicycle Thief) (Bicycle Thieves), Traffic, Magnolia, Le Samouraï (The Godson), Boyz n the Hood, Do the Right Thing, Reservoir Dogs, Heavenly Creatures, Pulp Fiction, Mean Streets, True Romance, Aliens, Angel Heart, Taxi Driver, The Mission, Sid & Nancy, Straw Dogs, Dawn of the Dead, The Departed, Jackie Brown, Seven Samurai (Shichinin no Samurai), Collateral, The Deer Hunter, Lat sau san taam (Hard-Boiled), The Thin Red Line, Pan's Labyrinth, Clerks, The Wild Bunch, Blue Velvet, George Washington, Léon: The Professional, L.A. Confidential, Platoon, Rob Roy, Henry V, Natural Born Killers, Cidade de Deus (City of God), The Godfather, Part II, Bonnie and Clyde, Trainspotting, The Grifters, Heathers, Bully, To Die For, The French Connection, Miller's Crossing, Midnight Express, Withnail and I, The Princess Bride, Once Upon a Time in the West, To Live and Die in L.A., The Fisher King, The Thing, Deliverance, Let the Right One In, Out of Sight, A Fish Called Wanda, The Breakfast Club, Twelve Monkeys (12 Monkeys), The Ice Storm, The Truman Show, Midnight Run, Spoorloos (The Vanishing), The Usual Suspects, Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back, Stand by Me, Ran, RoboCop, Bullitt, Alien, Before the Rain (Pred dozhdot), The Celebration (Festen)
Favorite Actors:
Jennifer Connelly, Jessica Chastain, Naomi Watts, Marion Cotillard, Cate Blanchett, Rebecca Hall, Anne Hathaway, Emily Blunt, Kate Winslet, Ziyi Zhang, Ellen Page, Natalie Portman
***2014 ACADEMY AWARDS (if I picked the winners)*** BEST PICTURE: - "The Wolf of Wall Street" BEST DIRECTOR: - Alfonso Cuaron for "Gravity" BEST ACTOR: - Matthew McConaughey BEST ACTRESS: - Cate Blanchett SUPPORTING ACTOR: - Jared Leto SUPPORTING ACTRESS: - Sally Hawkins ORIGINAL SCREENPLAY: - "Her" or "American Hustle" ADAPTED SCREENPLAY: - "The Wolf of Wall Street" BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY: - "Prisoners" BEST FOREIGN LANGUAGE FILM: - "The Hunt" BEST ANIMATED FEATURE: - "Frozen" ----------------------------------------- MY DVD/BLU COLLECTION: http://ylowbstard.dvdaf.com/

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  • 22 Jump Street

    22 Jump Street (2014)

    July 20, 2014

  • The Grand Budapest Hotel

    The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)

    July 01, 2014

  • Jersey Boys

    Jersey Boys (2014)

    June 30, 2014

  • Lone Survivor

    Lone Survivor (2014)

    June 28, 2014

    "Lone Survivor," from writer/ director Peter Berg, has a technical ferocity that cannot be denied. The film's second half consists mainly of pronged volleys of war carnage; intensity arguably not seen in a Hollywood war production since Ridley Scott's superior "Black Hawk Down." The action is masterfully edited and staged, with award-level sound design. Berg has us tightly in his grasp in the picture's best moments, usually those in which the score is scrapped and we are immersed in the action with little in the way of the usual action movie tropes. While I admire "Lone Survivor" greatly for it's filmmaking and game cast, it's ultimately disappointing that Berg decided to garnish his gritty realism with occaional war movie cliches and hero worship. The way in which the Seals are garishly martyred akin to J.C. in "The Passion of the Christ" in particular is hard to swallow, especially considering the human stance Berg implements through most the picture, it's final stretch in particular. Such detractions are heightened in a good movie that could have been great. To quote Ben Foster's Matt Axelson while looking through the scope of his rifle, "You can die for your country... I'm gonna live for mine." Sometimes action is louder, and less cringe-inducing, than words.

  • Godzilla

    Godzilla (2014)

    June 25, 2014

  • How to Train Your Dragon 2

    How to Train Your Dragon 2 (2014)

    June 25, 2014

  • Noah

    Noah (2014)

    June 20, 2014

    Equal parts strange and stunning, Darren Aronofsky's biblical epic is a brooding revisionist work that's a singular artistic achievement of both honest power and otherworldly gravitas.

  • Enemy

    Enemy (2014)

    June 20, 2014

    "Enemy" is a masterfully contained surrealist puzzle from Quebecois filmmaker Denis Villeneuve (Incendies, Prisoners) and a chilling foray into the doppelganger genre headlined by not one, but two of Jake Gyllenhaal's best performances. What ultimately makes Villeneuve's film special isn't it's stark atmosphere, brilliant performance(s), or it's absolute kicker of an ending, but how the narrative supports multiple, even endless, interpretation; and one can draw a noteworthy conclusion and movie-going experience from any one of them. "Enemy" continue's director Villenueve's streak of eclectic, genre-hopping work and is not only one of 2014's most challenging films, but also one of the best.

  • Edge of Tomorrow

    Edge of Tomorrow (2014)

    June 11, 2014

  • A Million Ways to Die in the West

    A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)

    June 05, 2014

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