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Old 09-18-2018, 12:43 AM   #29351
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Re: Movies: Talk About What You've Seen Lately--Part 3

Hmm, I just read the plot description of You Were Never Really Here, and it certainly didn't remind me of King Of Comedy.
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:44 PM   #29352
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Just signed up for Kanopy through the college's library. Great streaming service that includes Fred Wiseman's documentaries.
Kanopy has some good stuff and it's the best deal around (free). Many larger public libraries offer it also. Recently watched Errol Morris' A Brief History of Time on there, excellent.
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Old 09-18-2018, 05:50 PM   #29353
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Final round of TIFF movies for me.

If Beale Street Could Talk - Barry Jenkins' new film based on the book by James Baldwin. Like Moonlight, it's gorgeous to watch. Jenkins really is a master of taking a small, intimate story and making it mean so much more. The story doesn't quite feel as personal and lived-in as Moonlight but it has even better performances by Kiki Layne and Stephen James. Also need to give a shout-out to Bryan Tyree Henry who is great here as he is in Widows playing two completely different characters. 9/10

First Man - Damian Chazelle has one pitch, but it's a good pitch. Difficult men sacrificing everything in pursuit of greatness. This isn't a straightforward feel-good story about one of humanity's great accomplishments. This movie is about how difficult it is to reach heights no one has reached before and the cost of doing it. It's a claustrophobic film. Not only inside of the shuttles and rockets where there physically isn't any space but also inside the homes and neighbourhood where the astronauts live and work. Everything is shot in close-up which makes them feel enclosed at all times. 8/10

mid90s - Jonah Hill's directorial debut. It's a coming of age story about a lonely kid who finds his people in a group of skater kids. I really enjoyed this. It's such a small story that it almost feels like Jonah must have just written down something that happened in his real life growing up. It's a great cast of characters that all feel like real kids. I want to see what Jonah Hill comes up with next. 8/10

Wildlife - Another debut actor-turned-director film by Paul Dano. This one has none of the youthful exuberance of mid90s however. This is a bleak family drama set in Montana about a teenager watching his parents marriage dissolve. It's a well told story but it's a tough watch. 6/10


It was a pretty good festival this year. Missed Roma, A Star is Born and People's Choice winner Green Book. It was interesting having new work from McQueen, Jenkins, and Chazelle all here together. Kinda feels like those three are going to be the defining directors of this generation.
Thanks for the reviews. Saw the trailer for If Beale Street Could Talk, looks amazing. Probably the film I'm most looking forward to this fall.

First Man looks excellent also although I an often mystified by the popularity of Ryan Gosling. He's kind of a blank slate, he has a thin reedy non-leading-man voice, he's attractive in a bland way... seems an odd choice for this role but I'll reserve judgement until I see it.
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Old 09-18-2018, 10:42 PM   #29354
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I am COMPLETELY fascinated with anyone thing that Joaquin touches... he definitely lost a considerable amount of weight since I saw him last. As a matter of fact, I finally just got around to watching You were Never Really Here... I liked it quite a bit despite all the Luke warm reviews.

I would love to see a Jim Jarmusch/Joaquin Phoenix movie...



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Old 09-20-2018, 11:20 PM   #29355
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Just watched The Infiltrator. It had its trite moments and seemed to move a bit too fast in the beginning, contriving drama and tension between characters you don't really care about. Overall it's a fairly standard drug movie loosely based on a true story. I don't have any major complaints. Soundtrack was pretty good. It's the kind of movie that stays with you until you leave the theater.
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Old 09-20-2018, 11:32 PM   #29356
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The Predator.


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My god, the opening number of the Greatest Showman was so bland, so boring, so without charm or melody, I immediately turned the movie off.
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Mandy was probably my favorite movie of the year and incredibly unforgettable . I’m watching beyond the black rainbow within next few days for sure

Searching was a very well paced easy watch. Good mystery that held my attention throughout

Sorry to bother you 2nd favorite movie of the year. Had me ready to get out and volunteer to help canvas to strike down Missouri’s right to work bill

Hereditary was disappointing for me I had been looking forward to it for a long time . I preferred it comes at night in this sort of 2 hours of impending doom genre

Hostiles- similar feelings to his other film in the furnace. Some beautiful shots and right atmosphere but idk not really a movie I care to watch again despite strong performances. Script is just bland

unsane-entertaining soderbergh fare. Par for the course worth a watch

Predator- shame on me I know . Never seen it. Much prefer alien but it was quite entertaining no complaints. The predator is such a cool character concept

The pretty thing that lives in the house - boring as ****

The ritual- good horror movie had some cool characters

First reformed- worth watching for Hawkes performance alone . Carries the movie obv



I’ve been trying to watch on the silver globe for a few weeks but it looks impossible to find in America unless I wanna pay a fortune on the internet. Saw 2001 in imax during its run last month and had me in the mood for some gnarliness. Any of you film connoisseurs actually seen it?

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My god, the opening number of the Greatest Showman was so bland, so boring, so without charm or melody, I immediately turned the movie off.
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Mandy was probably my favorite movie of the year and incredibly unforgettable . I’m watching beyond the black rainbow within next few days for sure

Searching was a very well paced easy watch. Good mystery that held my attention throughout

Sorry to bother you 2nd favorite movie of the year. Had me ready to get out and volunteer to help canvas to strike down Missouri’s right to work bill

Hereditary was disappointing for me I had been looking forward to it for a long time . I preferred it comes at night in this sort of 2 hours of impending doom genre

Hostiles- similar feelings to his other film in the furnace. Some beautiful shots and right atmosphere but idk not really a movie I care to watch again despite strong performances. Script is just bland

unsane-entertaining soderbergh fare. Par for the course worth a watch

Predator- shame on me I know . Never seen it. Much prefer alien but it was quite entertaining no complaints. The predator is such a cool character concept

The pretty thing that lives in the house - boring as ****

The ritual- good horror movie had some cool characters

First reformed- worth watching for Hawkes performance alone . Carries the movie obv
Cool reviews...but a small warning: Beyond The Black Rainbow is more like I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House than Mandy! It's purposefully slow. But a total mind-****.
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Hostiles- similar feelings to his other film in the furnace. Some beautiful shots and right atmosphere but idk not really a movie I care to watch again despite strong performances. Script is just bland
I really enjoyed Hostiles, I'm not a big Bale fan but he was superb, definatly one of his best performances.

Brimstone https://www.imdb.com/title/tt1895315/
Suspensful tale of retribution set during the end of the 19th century.
Great performances from Dakota Fanning as a mute woman who is chased across the American west by Guy Pearce, her religous fanatic father who twisted his beliefs to give him an excuse to torment and abuse her.
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First look at Joaquin Phoenix in Joker makeup. I am getting more and more intrigued.

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why do people care so much about these superhero iterations?
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why do people care so much about these superhero iterations?
I think they're good light entertainment . I can't understand what people see in the endless sameness of car chase / fighting spy / rampaging dinosaur films. At least the superhero movies have some semblance of a plot and memorable characters.
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Cool reviews...but a small warning: Beyond The Black Rainbow is more like I Am The Pretty Thing That Lives In The House than Mandy! It's purposefully slow. But a total mind-****.
Great, now I'm in the mood to re-re-rewatch Beyond The Black Rainbow.
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It looks like a return to form with a classic Joker look, but I'm not hyped about seeing Joker unless Batman is in the mix.
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Great, now I'm in the mood to re-re-rewatch Beyond The Black Rainbow.
whenever I have a cocktail party, I just play it in the background.
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