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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Wed Nov 15, 2017 6:27 am

I finally saw The Florida Project last night and it was so, so, so good.
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Postby benten » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:54 am

Ive got to see some movies this weekend. Been dragging a bit. Florida Project, Killing of a Sacred Deer, Murder on the OE
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Postby Cletis Vandamme » Wed Nov 15, 2017 4:40 pm

I have no idea why more people aren't talking about Wonderstruck. It might be my favorite film of the year.
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Postby Stormy » Wed Nov 15, 2017 7:19 pm

Watched an incredible Noir film from 1947 last night called Out Of The Past (plot is actually borrowed in the movie A History of Violence) with Robert Mitchum and Kirk Douglas. Def one of the best of the genre.
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Postby The Lowest One » Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:03 pm

Holy shit. Wind River was so, so good. They made Wyoming feel incredibly bleak.
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Postby drown the world » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:32 pm

Cletis Vandamme wrote:I have no idea why more people aren't talking about Wonderstruck. It might be my favorite film of the year.


Do tell! I can't wait to see it. Todd Haynes is working on another level for sure. The mis en scene of Safe, Far From Heaven, I'm Not There, Carol...I couldn't help but list practically all his movies lol.

Do you have a favorite Haynes?
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Postby drown the world » Wed Nov 15, 2017 11:38 pm

I honestly loved Mother. I didn't think the Biblical overtones were at all obtrusive or pretentious. They were certainly prevalent, and guided the story along with its context of paradise being ruined by hedonism, but it worked for me. I felt her claustrophobia. I think Jennifer Lawrence is the real deal.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Thu Nov 16, 2017 2:08 am

Checked out 4 movies at AFI Fest:

On Body and Soul (Hungary's selection for the upcoming Oscar race): While I liked the two leads and the occasional moments of humor, it felt just too cold for me as a whole. It's pretty slow too, but I did love the awkwardly hilarious ending.

The Endless: First half is a tad slow but it's has moments of humor so it doesn't feel like a chore to sit through, but the second half is a truly rewarding experience. New movie from the guys that did Resolution and Spring.

The Ballad of Lefty Brown was a lot of fun. It's nice to see Bill Pullman in a starring role. Unlike most contemporary western, this one had more of a old fashioned feel to it. Peter Fonda is also in this. A true dad movie, A24 is releasing this. Stormy, you'll enjoy this.

The Other Side of Hope was great, but if you're not a fan of Aki Kaurismäki (Le Havre), this won't change your mind. This is apparently his last film.


Tomorrow is the last day. Gonna watch 3 movies: Happy End (Michael Haneke's new movie), I, Tonya, and the hopefully I'll get into the Gala screening of Molly's Game
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:00 am

I was very surprised at how funny Happy End was, one of the most sour dark comedies. Still very fucked up in typical Haneke fashion.

Spoiler: show
It's also kind of a sequel to Amour


i, Tonya is quite fun. Margot Robbie is great in this, but it's Allison Janney who truly steals the show. Very funny.

Molly's Game was pretty good, but it was Aaron Sorkin on overload. Too much rapid fire, yet clever dialogue at 140 minutes. Chastain and Elba are great though.
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Postby Heathenist » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:04 am

The Killing of a Sacred Deer was... dark.
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Postby benten » Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:56 am

yeah Im not going to be able to see it because it only played one week - even at the art house theater. heard the few people that watched it really hated it. young and old, but especially old.
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Fri Nov 17, 2017 7:31 am

Jim & Andy got added to Netflix today. Can't wait to watch that one.
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Postby ButtDan316 » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:40 pm

Should I see The Florida Project or Killing of a Sacred Deer this afternoon?
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:50 pm

ButtDan316 wrote:Should I see The Florida Project or Killing of a Sacred Deer this afternoon?


Fuck, both are equally excellent. Depends what you're in the mood for. Sacred Deer is mind fuckery, Florida Project is a little more straight forward.
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Postby Heathenist » Fri Nov 17, 2017 12:51 pm

ButtDan316 wrote:Should I see The Florida Project or Killing of a Sacred Deer this afternoon?


I haven't seen The Florida Project, but Killing of a Sacred Deer was great.
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Postby rwh » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:33 pm

Both of them will stay w you for days.
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Postby The Lowest One » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:36 pm

Tangerine - Yes or No?
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Postby Heathenist » Fri Nov 17, 2017 2:57 pm

The Lowest One wrote:Tangerine - Yes or No?

I’m going to be watching this with the feminist theory group I’m in. I’m looking forward to it. I actually suggested we watch it when it first came out, but never got around to it myself.

Really looking forward to Lady Bird. Hopefully will be seeing that tomorrow night. And Dogtooth is playing in 35mm on Sunday so I’m gonna try to catch that too.


Moviepass is tight. Hopefully they don’t go under in a month. I’d happily pay twice as much for it as I’d still be saving money.
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Postby Alex 2K » Fri Nov 17, 2017 3:31 pm

$30 would be my sweet spot.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:03 pm

Yes to Tangerine
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:06 pm

Big yes to Tangerine.
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Postby The Lowest One » Fri Nov 17, 2017 4:15 pm

Cool. Thanks! I knew it was rated high, but was trying (and failing) to remember how the board felt about it. Gonna watch it tonight.
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Postby Chronoclast » Sat Nov 18, 2017 4:24 am

Ladybird is so fucking good. I don’t know if people not from Sacramento will feel the same way though.
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Postby The Lowest One » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:58 am

Tangerine was excellent. The low budget production really elevated the rawness of the movie for me, too. Everything worked.
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Postby sworntotheriff » Sat Nov 18, 2017 9:41 am

Chronoclast wrote:Ladybird is so fucking good. I don’t know if people not from Sacramento will feel the same way though.


Thought it was great as well!
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Postby oldorder » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:02 am

Chronoclast wrote:Ladybird is so fucking good. I don’t know if people not from Sacramento will feel the same way though.

Curious about your Sacramento comment being from there. Is it just shot there in a lot of recognizable places?
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Postby kylec123 » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:03 am

Lady bird was shitbird
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Postby Cletis Vandamme » Sat Nov 18, 2017 5:03 pm

Three Billboards is Martin McDonagh's best movie yet, and this is coming from a huge fan of his work.
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Postby brah_life » Sat Nov 18, 2017 10:43 pm

Rewatched Taxi Driver tonight- easily one of Scorsese's best flicks.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Sun Nov 19, 2017 12:00 am

Lady Bird was good. I love Greta Gerwig.
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Postby Heathenist » Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:36 am

jaredfromsubway wrote:Lady Bird was good. I love Greta Gerwig.

This. Probably my favorite this year next to Get Out.
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Postby jimmieXXX » Sun Nov 19, 2017 5:18 pm

Lady Bird and Mudbound are GREAT.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Sun Nov 19, 2017 8:15 pm

Even Armond White liked Lady Bird
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Postby WheresTheGabagool » Mon Nov 20, 2017 3:26 am

I watched I Love You, Man on Netflix and it was grrrrrreat.
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Postby thathorates » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:09 am

Cletis Vandamme wrote:Three Billboards is Martin McDonagh's best movie yet, and this is coming from a huge fan of his work.


This is at the top of my list right now.
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Postby radiatedradiation » Mon Nov 20, 2017 8:37 am

I tried to see Lady Bird yesterday but for some reason my town had no showings. It's either already been taken out or hasn't gotten here yet...?

Watched Leon the Professional this weekend finally. Holy shit I've been missing out. Natalie Portman was a super star already when she was a goddamn middle schooler.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:50 pm

Columbus is really good, beautiful and subtle. It also made me a little more fascinated with architecture.
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Postby Alex 2K » Mon Nov 20, 2017 10:53 pm

Still my 2nd fave of 2017 (so far)
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Postby drown the world » Tue Nov 21, 2017 4:46 am

Lady Bird was fantastic. Was this Greta Gerwig's first writer-director effort? She knocked it out of the park. Laurie Metcalf gives a performance that is like watching a great Eugene O'Neill character. I think anybody could dig this, but Lady Bird is the best kind of movie for a teenager; subversive and truly creative, but still with moral conundrums that are familiar to any high schooler. Akin to Almost Famous or Ghost World, the latter I think influencing Lady Bird. Pretty sure I spotted an homage shot.
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Postby benten » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:52 am

Rotten Tomatoes trivia,

Lady Bird is only the 3rd movie in history to have a 100% after 150 reviews. (Toy Story 2, Man on Wire)
So really, one of a kind.



- I still havent seen it, correcting that this Thanksgiving break.
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:55 am

I am going to see Lady Bird on the weekend. Can't wait.
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Postby Alex 2K » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:23 pm

Goldderby has Dunkirk and Nolan as the odds on favorites to win at the AA. baaaaarf
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Postby Heathenist » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:25 pm

Alex 2K wrote:Goldderby has Dunkirk and Nolan as the odds on favorites to win at the AA. baaaaarf

Booooooo!
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Postby Alex 2K » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:39 pm

If I were a betting man I would put at least a K on DDL winning. I think it's pretty much a given. But I hate that no clear frontrunner in the two main categories might mean Nolan by default.
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Postby captainsunshine » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:40 pm

does anyone in here use the filmstruck app
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 21, 2017 6:59 pm

I've been hearing a lot of buzz for Call Me By Your Name being a possible winner. Everyone I talked to at AFI Fest who saw it couldn't stop talking about incredible it was.
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Postby Cletis Vandamme » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:24 pm

Am I still the only one in this thread who loved Book of Henry?
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Postby Alex 2K » Tue Nov 21, 2017 7:31 pm

Yes, because you're the only person that has even seen it.
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Postby Spider Jerusalem » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:35 pm

The Book of Henry is like eating a cake baked with salt instead of sugar, or listening to a Beatles song where the lyrics are in Esperanto--the end result is a horrifying, irradiated mess
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Tue Nov 21, 2017 8:41 pm

FilmStruck isn't available in Canada :(
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