Fortean Films

hunck

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You're right.
Downgraded. 3/5 at best.
I am a massive Coens fan, and it wasn't up to form.
It was very watchable but a bit lightweight wasn't it. Agree with GNC it doesn't really work as a film, none of the parts being connected. Re the last story, my friend thought they were all dead. I wasn't convinced.


The locations were splendid & it looked amazing, as do all their films, & the performances good. No well known actors - the only character I recognised was Tom Waits. Wouldn't watch it again though.
 

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You're right.
Downgraded. 3/5 at best.
I am a massive Coens fan, and it wasn't up to form.
Yeah, I love the Coens (usually), but the production process seems to have overbalanced them here.
 

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Liam Neeson's Curmudgeon was so minimal it was hardly there until the coup de gras, but Harry Milling was Scissorhandsesque and stole the scene in that particular vignette.

I thought the penultimate tale borrowed a touch too much from Tarantino's Hateful Eight ... which was awesome.

Probably I enjoyed the tale of the gold digger best. That resurrection scene filled my heart with joy.
 

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Calling Ramon Mercado to settle the numbers nonsense fer good n all.
RM, what did you think of Buster Scruggs? Rate it out of ten.
 

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An interresting one is an Italian movie from 1978 called Closed Circuit (Circuito chiuso) directed by Giuliano Montaldo has a rather good twist at the end.

(not to be confused with half a dozen others with the same title.....)

Wm.
 
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