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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27000 on: December 29, 2017, 08:05:11 AM »
With my sister the past few days:  Cronos, The Devil's Backbone & 12 Monkeys (first viewings for her, all three).
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27001 on: December 29, 2017, 08:10:52 PM »



Ida is a triumph of conciseness and Pawlikowski a master of the narrative ellipse. Photography (B&W) is especially rich.



Margot is a triumph of pictorial flamboyance and Chéreau (Bayreuth’s enfant terrible) is a master storyteller in this over the top historical drama.

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« Reply #27002 on: December 30, 2017, 02:21:03 AM »



Margot is a triumph of pictorial flamboyance and Chéreau (Bayreuth’s enfant terrible) is a master storyteller in this over the top historical drama.

A wonderful film  8)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27003 on: December 30, 2017, 12:36:06 PM »
The Big Sick (2017, dir. Michael Showalter) -- Hilarious and touching, based on the true story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who -- despite the wishes of his Pakistani family -- falls in love with an American graduate student, Emily Gordon. Wonderful, with at least one riotously funny line that I won't give away here.



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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27004 on: December 30, 2017, 03:34:58 PM »
The Big Sick (2017, dir. Michael Showalter) -- Hilarious and touching, based on the true story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who -- despite the wishes of his Pakistani family -- falls in love with an American graduate student, Emily Gordon. Wonderful, with at least one riotously funny line that I won't give away here.

A great film! (If the riotously funny line involves 911, then I know which one you mean.)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27005 on: December 30, 2017, 07:39:52 PM »
The Big Sick (2017, dir. Michael Showalter) -- Hilarious and touching, based on the true story of comedian Kumail Nanjiani, who -- despite the wishes of his Pakistani family -- falls in love with an American graduate student, Emily Gordon. Wonderful, with at least one riotously funny line that I won't give away here.

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A great film! (If the riotously funny line involves 911, then I know which one you mean.)

Bruce & George - we saw that film in mid-November and really enjoyed - a number of members posted back then and gave away the presumed 'funny line' mentioned - Dave :)

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27006 on: December 30, 2017, 09:25:53 PM »



Ida is a triumph of conciseness and Pawlikowski a master of the narrative ellipse. Photography (B&W) is especially rich.



very moving.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27007 on: December 30, 2017, 11:19:11 PM »
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

I cannot for the life of me understand why this has been so positively reviewed. I saw this last night. I really thought this was pretty awful. Great cast, terrible script. This was a real bomb IMO.

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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27008 on: December 31, 2017, 03:03:37 AM »
Back to back....


   
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27009 on: December 31, 2017, 08:16:47 AM »
I cannot for the life of me understand why this has been so positively reviewed. I saw this last night. I really thought this was pretty awful. Great cast, terrible script. This was a real bomb IMO.

I find this to be the case with most movies reviewed, and especially during this time of year. Period. This movie they've suckered you into sitting through doesn't look remotely interesting on ANY level .. let alone "the script" (a main contention for most amateur commentary, like they know how to write one or what's involved there) .. ditto empty assertions about the "dialog" ... like that's all a movie is!
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« Reply #27010 on: December 31, 2017, 09:05:36 AM »
I find this to be the case with most movies reviewed, and especially during this time of year. Period. This movie they've suckered you into sitting through doesn't look remotely interesting on ANY level .. let alone "the script" (a main contention for most amateur commentary, like they know how to write one or what's involved there) .. ditto empty assertions about the "dialog" ... like that's all a movie is!
The cast was excellent and In Bruges, the writer/director's previous outing, was fairly entertaining. This was billed as a big step up and deepening for this auteur. Step Down! I stand by my observation that the main problem here was the script/concept. This came off as a poor man's Coen Brothers. It just goes to show how talented the Coen Brothers really are (by comparison).
On a positive note, I thought Lady Bird was pretty good, if not great.

It won't be to everyone's taste (I seem to remember you hating Boyhood, which I thought was genius, so you might not like this one - another dry coming-of-age flick) but I thought it was engaging, well-crafted, if not a revelation.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27011 on: December 31, 2017, 10:00:47 AM »
The cast was excellent and In Bruges, the writer/director's previous outing, was fairly entertaining. This was billed as a big step up and deepening for this auteur. Step Down! I stand by my observation that the main problem here was the script/concept. This came off as a poor man's Coen Brothers. It just goes to show how talented the Coen Brothers really are (by comparison).
On a positive note, I thought Lady Bird was pretty good, if not great.

It won't be to everyone's taste (I seem to remember you hating Boyhood, which I thought was genius, so you might not like this one - another dry coming-of-age flick) but I thought it was engaging, well-crafted, if not a revelation.
The best movie of the year was...drum roll...

Coen Brother's are over-rated and very hit and miss ... for me, most of what they have done so far is mediocre. Boyhood was a long bore and dull to look at & listen-to - there was nothing special about it. Coming of age stories? Been there, done that. Ditto war pictures, I've reach my saturation point with those and am no longer interested in seeing anymore, and I've seen most the main ones going back to the 1930s! ... Nolan is another director who is very over-rated ... most of what he has done isn't that great either, a lot of it is hollow and does nothing for me.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27012 on: December 31, 2017, 01:26:48 PM »
The cast was excellent and In Bruges, the writer/director's previous outing, was fairly entertaining. This was billed as a big step up and deepening for this auteur. Step Down! I stand by my observation that the main problem here was the script/concept. This came off as a poor man's Coen Brothers. It just goes to show how talented the Coen Brothers really are (by comparison).
On a positive note, I thought Lady Bird was pretty good, if not great.

It won't be to everyone's taste (I seem to remember you hating Boyhood, which I thought was genius, so you might not like this one - another dry coming-of-age flick) but I thought it was engaging, well-crafted, if not a revelation.
The best movie of the year was...drum roll...


Yes, Dunkirk is the best movie I have seen in several years.

The script is a marvel of construction. I have often found Nolan's twistiness unconvincing — every time since Memento in fact — but here it works.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27013 on: December 31, 2017, 05:13:23 PM »
Yes, Dunkirk is the best movie I have seen in several years.

The script is a marvel of construction. I have often found Nolan's twistiness unconvincing — every time since Memento in fact — but here it works.
Yeah, I think movies like Dunkirk and La La Land show what modern movies are capable of with a strong directorial vision.

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« Reply #27014 on: December 31, 2017, 06:55:08 PM »
Yeah, I think movies like Dunkirk and La La Land show what modern movies are capable of with a strong directorial vision.

Hi Milk - wonderful that so many movies exist that are appealing to some but disliked by others - wife and I enjoyed Three Billboards..., although I'm not sure we want to see the film again (I gave it a 4*/5* on a previous post in this thread); OTOH, we disliked La La Land - thought the music stunk and the performers were mediocre in their 'musical roles' - now, I'm a great fan of Hollywood musicals and own a LOT from many decades, La La Land is a dud IMO, BUT others loved the film - Dave :)

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« Reply #27015 on: December 31, 2017, 09:23:43 PM »
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« Reply #27016 on: December 31, 2017, 10:32:54 PM »
Hi Milk - wonderful that so many movies exist that are appealing to some but disliked by others - wife and I enjoyed Three Billboards..., although I'm not sure we want to see the film again (I gave it a 4*/5* on a previous post in this thread); OTOH, we disliked La La Land - thought the music stunk and the performers were mediocre in their 'musical roles' - now, I'm a great fan of Hollywood musicals and own a LOT from many decades, La La Land is a dud IMO, BUT others loved the film - Dave :)
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27017 on: January 01, 2018, 04:07:41 AM »
Solace....





Worth a watch but then I like both of the protagonists.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27018 on: January 01, 2018, 03:34:33 PM »
Still, a film that deserves wider recognition than it has received

Not only that: Zabriskie Point is actually on Wikipedia's "Worst films of the 70s" list! That only goes to show how much that site is to be trusted as a universal cultural reference for the unwashed.

Antonioni is a hero of mine too. Took me some time, but I fondly recall a screening of The Passenger in Madrid's Cine Doré as a personal "Saul falling from his horse on his way to Damascus" moment.
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Re: Last Movie You Watched
« Reply #27019 on: January 01, 2018, 07:45:41 PM »
Solace....





Worth a watch but then I like both of the protagonists.

Yes. I can imagine both Hopkins and Farrell doing an excellent job in either of the two roles the poster mentions.