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Postby Chronoclast » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:09 am

Wowwwwwww The Killing of a Sacred Deer coming through with the cinematography of the year. The film as a whole was entertaining, funny, and disturbing, but ultimately somewhat forgettable. I fucking love the Alamo Drafthouse though.
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Postby Alex 2K » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:11 am

how dare you
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Postby PiranhaSauna » Thu Nov 09, 2017 2:47 am

Aubrey Plaza so sexy.
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Postby hostee » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:02 am

went to a screening of Paris, Texas yesterday, had not seen the movie in like 15 years. easily top 5 of best love stories ever.
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Postby Stormy » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:17 am

hostee wrote:went to a screening of Paris, Texas yesterday, had not seen the movie in like 15 years. easily top 5 of best love stories ever.


I finally saw this the other night after buying the Criterion DVD. Beautiful movie. Maybe Stanton's best role.
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:58 am

Chronoclast wrote:Wowwwwwww The Killing of a Sacred Deer coming through with the cinematography of the year. The film as a whole was entertaining, funny, and disturbing, but ultimately somewhat forgettable. I fucking love the Alamo Drafthouse though.


Agree with everything, but, somewhat forgettable? Cmmmmmon. That movie is fucking haunting.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:39 am

lajoie wrote:Boston area people: This will be fun:
http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/harry-dean-stanton-say-something-true


Looks rad, but I have one issue......No Repo Man?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!
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Postby benten » Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:14 am

jaredfromsubway wrote:
lajoie wrote:Boston area people: This will be fun:
http://www.mfa.org/programs/series/harry-dean-stanton-say-something-true


Looks rad, but I have one issue......No Repo Man?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!


weird omission, but I'll give em a pass since they are screening Straight Time. My favorite of the "gritty 70s crime movies." Its still my #1 wishlist for a bluray upgrade. Hoffman kills it.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Thu Nov 09, 2017 3:27 pm

Blade of the Immortal was cool. A bit too long, but Takeshi Miike still provides everything you expect from one of this movies, relentless violence, kooky characters, and offbeat humor.
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Postby lala fuck you » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:16 pm

Gridlock'd is such a cool movie.
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Postby WheresTheGabagool » Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:47 pm

lala fuck you wrote:Gridlock'd is such a cool movie.

Above The Rim too
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Postby Ben Nash » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:09 pm

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The Lowest One wrote:I'm like 10 minutes into Ingrid Goes West and I'm so weirdly uncomfortable.


Strap in. It only gets worse. Loved the movie though.



This movie was awesome. I really dug the way it took an exaggerated but not so outlandish set up, then just kept getting more and more absurd / over the top.

Aubrey Plaza :smt007
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Postby The Lowest One » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:55 pm

Ben Nash wrote:
ButtDan316 wrote:
The Lowest One wrote:I'm like 10 minutes into Ingrid Goes West and I'm so weirdly uncomfortable.


Strap in. It only gets worse. Loved the movie though.



This movie was awesome. I really dug the way it took an exaggerated but not so outlandish set up, then just kept getting more and more absurd / over the top.

Aubrey Plaza :smt007


It was really good, but not particularly enjoyable to watch. I felt awkward as hell the whole time. That and a mix of sadness. I thought it did a good job examining the way social media culture can really warp some minds while also making fun of it at the same time. Solid movie. Aubrey Plaza did the role serious justice.
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Postby Alex 2K » Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:58 pm

The Little Hours is also very good. It's a more fanciful awkwardness than cringe inducing.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Thu Nov 09, 2017 9:14 pm

The Little Hours was great
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Fri Nov 10, 2017 1:58 am

Went to the AFI Fest screening of Mudbound. Good first half, but the second half is outstanding. The whole cast is great all around too, Jason Mitchell is future leading man material. Comes out on Netflix next week.
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Postby hostee » Fri Nov 10, 2017 3:37 am

Alex 2K wrote:


insane right?
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Postby Alex 2K » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:08 am

It didn't even occur to me that they would have decided to use models, but it makes sense and I love the aesthetic even more for it.
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Postby hostee » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:50 am

Mister Smith goes to Washington: never seen it before, watched all of House of Cards 2 months ago and it's insane that politics where already that way in the late 30's


Dracula (1979): i forgot how much Van Helsing (Hugh Jackman) took from it.
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Postby refill » Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:03 pm

jaredfromsubway wrote:Went to the AFI Fest screening of Mudbound. Good first half, but the second half is outstanding. The whole cast is great all around too, Jason Mitchell is future leading man material. Comes out on Netflix next week.


Good to hear. I lived in the Mississippi Delta for a couple years, so I'm excited to see it.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:26 am

I liked My Friend Dahmer, I liked that nuanced approach it took of showing Jeffrey Dahmer how he was before he became a serial killer. Ross Lynch was great as Dahmer, he gives such a empathetic performance. Anne Heche was good in this too. I was also surprised at some of the humor in this.
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Postby sworntotheriff » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:17 am

I've seen some really great ones lately:

KIlling of a Sacred Deer - LOVE LOVE LOVE this director. Dude's definitely pushing the awkward envelope in the likes of Haneke, Von Trier. I saw it in a theater in Downtown Asheville with a bunch of folks over the age of 60 and the whole room was mortified more than once.

Only the Brave - Saw it because it was free and had good reviews. Ended up being glued to the scene the whole time in a whirlwind of emotions. Also, sweet reference to the band Hour of the Wolf, who are from one of the towns focused on in the movie. That was a treat.

Hounds of Love - Definitely not a date movie but solid nonetheless.

Shot Caller - Jamie Lannister makes a great white supremacist drug dealer.

Good Time - Brutal and unforgiving. Really looking forward to future output from this director.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:47 am

I've been meaning to watch Shot Caller, heard good things

Going to an AFI Fest screening of Thelma later today, if I can get off work early, may try to watch Wormwood (they are showing all 6 episodes in its entirety)
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Postby The Lowest One » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:54 am

Shot Caller and Hounds of Love were both great. Can't wait to see Good Time. Just waiting for it and Wind River to both become rentable on iTunes.
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Postby oldorder » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:10 am

Kicking myself for waiting so long to watch it, but FINALLY watched In the Age of Shadows last night, movie is pretty much flawless.
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Postby sworntotheriff » Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:46 pm

The Lowest One wrote:Shot Caller and Hounds of Love were both great. Can't wait to see Good Time. Just waiting for it and Wind River to both become rentable on iTunes.


Wind River is awesome. Subtle.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:29 am

I dug Thelma, It's a bit of a departure from Joachim Trier who usually does intimate dramas. This one is more of supernatural family drama that is pretty twist driven. Guaranteed seizures for those who have epillipsy, they even have an warning in the beginning.
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Postby rwh » Sun Nov 12, 2017 2:28 am

I hate seeing movies like Sacred Deer in theatres because lame ass people have to uncomfortably laugh at every single moment even closely resembling comedic relief.
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Postby refill » Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:47 pm

rwh wrote:I hate seeing movies like Sacred Deer in theatres because lame ass people have to uncomfortably laugh at every single moment even closely resembling comedic relief.


I laughed because there are parts that are legitimately funny.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:45 pm

Checked out this Portugese werewolf movie at AFI called Good Manners. It was solid, one of the more ambitious werewolf movies I've ever seen. It also works as a fable involving the struggles of motherhood.

I was gonna watch this Korean crime movie called V.I.P, but I already saw a line forming for the Gala Screening of The Disaster Artist, so I decided to wait for that. I'm 8th in line too.
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Postby kylec123 » Sun Nov 12, 2017 6:56 pm

I really dug The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Top 10 status, we'll see where it falls after all the stuff still not out pops up.

Wonderstruck was really good as well. I still really need to see more Haynes. I've only seen Safe, and loved it.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:49 pm

kylec123 wrote:I really dug The Killing of a Sacred Deer. Top 10 status, we'll see where it falls after all the stuff still not out pops up.

Wonderstruck was really good as well. I still really need to see more Haynes. I've only seen Safe, and loved it.


Safe is my favorite from him, Poison is really good too.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Mon Nov 13, 2017 12:35 am

The Disaster Artist was a lot of fun. James Franco killed it with his Tommy Wiseau performance. Very funny, stick around for the hilarious post-credit scene.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:58 am

Final AFI Fest movie for the day is Let The Corpses Tan. It's a Belgian western/heist movie and it's quite bonkers. It's gets a little too off the rails, but still entertaining. Tons of violence, nudity, and kaleidoscopic and dreamlike imagery.
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Postby Rick James » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:26 pm

Call Me By Your Name is an absolute belter of a film
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Postby The Lowest One » Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:35 pm

WheresTheGabagool wrote:
lala fuck you wrote:Gridlock'd is such a cool movie.

Above The Rim too


Above The Rim is classic. One of my favorite movies. That might be due to nostalgia, I don't know. Not like Gridlock'd at all, and I know Tupac is the link between the two, but Sunset park is another awesome basket ball movie for me.
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Postby WheresTheGabagool » Mon Nov 13, 2017 4:57 pm

The Lowest One wrote:
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lala fuck you wrote:Gridlock'd is such a cool movie.

Above The Rim too


Above The Rim is classic. One of my favorite movies. That might be due to nostalgia, I don't know. Not like Gridlock'd at all, and I know Tupac is the link between the two, but Sunset park is another awesome basket ball movie for me.


How about White Man Can't Jump for a basketball movie?
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Mon Nov 13, 2017 6:52 pm

Rick James wrote:Call Me By Your Name is an absolute belter of a film


Had a gala ticket for that for last Friday, but I couldn't get off work early enough and knew I wouldn't have got in.

Seeing A Fantastic Woman later tonight
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:13 am

A Fantastic Woman is the best film I've seen at AFI so far. A movie dealing with trans discrimination could have been done heavy handed and sappy, but it was done with a subtle and tender touch.
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:44 am

Has anyone seen Jim and Andy yet?
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Postby refill » Tue Nov 14, 2017 8:13 am

I saw Murder on the Orient Express last night. It was a little better than OK. It's a fairly trite plot from the book alone, so it was kinda funny watching Branagh try to make it more interesting for 2017.
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Postby Stormy » Tue Nov 14, 2017 9:32 am

WheresTheGabagool wrote:
The Lowest One wrote:
WheresTheGabagool wrote:
lala fuck you wrote:Gridlock'd is such a cool movie.

Above The Rim too


Above The Rim is classic. One of my favorite movies. That might be due to nostalgia, I don't know. Not like Gridlock'd at all, and I know Tupac is the link between the two, but Sunset park is another awesome basket ball movie for me.


How about White Man Can't Jump for a basketball movie?


Jack Nicholson's directorial debut "Drive, He Said" is a good one (early '70s i think) about college basketball payers
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Postby I gave you power » Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:32 am

Watched a few things last week.

Thor Ragnarok: Probably the funniest of the Marvel movies (I haven't seen Deadpool though so a grain of salt here) and just real entertaining. And I say this as somebody who had not seen either of the prior Thor movies so I'm sure some important stuff was lost on me.

Hell or High Water: I thought this movie did a great job of using the west Texas landscape in very much the same way that the first season of True Detective used Louisiana. Just stellar cinematography, and the acting matched it step-for-step.

Creep: Super late on this, but really enjoyed it. Duplass killed it and the end of the movie is one of those things that'll really stick with you.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:15 am

ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe wrote:Has anyone seen Jim and Andy yet?


Had a ticket for that, but didn't get there in time from work
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:00 pm

I really enjoyed Thoroughbreds. Very dark, yet very funny. Both leads were great, including Anton Yelchin. Be on the lookout when this comes out in March
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 14, 2017 7:58 pm

Gemini was pretty good, just wished the ending packed a better punch.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Wed Nov 15, 2017 2:00 am

Hostiles was pretty good. The opening and closing shootout scenes were cool, but it tries to present itself as being progressive towards its portrayal of Native Americans when the portrayal is really no different than any Native American in any Western. Christian Bale gives a nuanced performance, but I think Rosamund Pike outshines him. I don't think this is going to be an award contender.
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