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 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 2:06 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I agree with a lot of the above. While I was obsessed with THE ENGLISH PATIENT before I saw it, yes, it was truly boring, and a wonderful 30-minute making-of special that Harvey paid Bravo and other channels to repeatedly show to drum up nominations and awards was better than the movie itself -- give me that 30-minute special and I'll be happy! Have mixed emotions about GANDHI -- Ben Kingsley was phenomenal and it gives me pleasure to see some of the supporting cast who are no longer among us. But it's a mostly unsatisfying sit. I've always loved OUT OF AFRICA, and enjoy seeing Streep and Redford together, and that John Barry soundtrack helps carry it for me.

And THE ARTIST? I hated it and haven't the slightest desire to see it again, and how it won both Best Picture AND Best Actor is beyond me!

 Posted:   Sep 27, 2013 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Mark R. Y.   (Member)

Speaking of Harvey Weinstein, I've never had a problem with him before, but I have to gripe about the trimming of foreign-language films like "Kon-Tiki" and "The Grandmaster." I've read that his American cut of "The Grandmaster" is atrocious, so I'll just wait and hope for the complete cut on DVD.

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