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Postby guttertech » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:19 am

I need to watch more Altman. I've only seen 3 Women and Images but they were both great (especially 3 Women).
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Postby benten » Mon Nov 27, 2017 7:36 am

More i think of it, Three Billboards has a lot in common with a lot of Best Picture winners from the 90s and the mid 2000s. It has wonky moments and you can question it to death, but it has great acting, a few memorable moments, and is melodramatic as hell (which i love) with a great score. Yes I think the movie is just OK, but its going to be a major player.
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Postby madcavalry » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:24 am

Three Billboards.. I don't even know. Some scenes were tense and great, some scenes made me cringe. Haven't watched Six Shooter but I think it's my least favorite McDonagh film so far.

Frances McDormand killed it, though.

Also, finally got around to Brawl in Cell Block 99.. S. Craig Zahler is quickly becoming one of my favorite filmmakers. Bone Tomahawk and now this, can't wait to see what he does next.
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:25 am

I saw Three Billboards on the weekend and absolutely loved it. I am very surprised to hear anyone thinking it was just okay.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:11 am

madcavalry wrote:Three Billboards.. I don't even know. Some scenes were tense and great, some scenes made me cringe. Haven't watched Six Shooter but I think it's my least favorite McDonagh film so far.

Frances McDormand killed it, though.

Also, finally got around to Brawl in Cell Block 99.. S. Craig Zahler is quickly becoming one of my favorite filmmakers. Bone Tomahawk and now this, can't wait to see what he does next.


I saw Six Shooter in class, very good

Zahler's next movie is called Dragged Across Concrete. Stars Mel Gibson and Vince Vaughn as cops who gets suspended after being involved with police brutality and they get into the criminal underworld in order to make ends meet.
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Postby thathorates » Mon Nov 27, 2017 11:36 am

ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe wrote:I saw Three Billboards on the weekend and absolutely loved it. I am very surprised to hear anyone thinking it was just okay.


I still haven't seen it but it's top priority and it's disconcerting to hear some people in here(who's opinion I value) say it's not as great as expected.

I've been missing out but I am seeing The Square on Wednesday which I'm excited for, Force Majeure really blew me away. I need to see Lady Bird as well.

I watched Wind River this weekend on demand, which I really liked. I didn't think I was going to really believe Elizabeth Olsen's character, but she was good in it as was Renner. Taylor Sheridan is a great writer and now I think he's a pretty good director too.
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Postby CK3count » Mon Nov 27, 2017 5:57 pm

Coco was awesome.
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Postby Stormy » Mon Nov 27, 2017 6:08 pm

Watched Wind River 4 times already. A modern classic for sure.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 28, 2017 12:22 am

Rift was pretty slow at first, but I dug the payoff in the third act. The leads are good so that it's not so much of a chore to sit through.
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Postby MODULOK » Tue Nov 28, 2017 3:49 am

disappointing. altough i liked the bonus scene.

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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:04 pm

Scored a pass to see a screening of Wonder Wheel tomorrow
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:16 pm

National Board of Review named The Post as the Best Picture of 2017
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:16 pm

National Board of Review named The Post as the Best Picture of 2017
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Postby benten » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:26 pm

Whewwww boy them NBR's were full of (good) suprises today. Hanks and Streep. Gerwig Best Director, Disaster Artist Artist winning screenplay over James Ivory, PTA original screenplay, Get Out best ensemble

Three Billboards gets nothing
Shape of Water gets nothing


NBR Top 10 Films of the Year

BAYBAYYYYYY Driver
Get Out
The Florida Project
Call Me by Your Name
Downsizing
The Disaster Artist
Dunkirk
Logan
Lady Bird
Phantom Thread
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Postby Alex 2K » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:33 pm

I'm pissed people have already seen Phantom Thread.
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Postby Alex 2K » Tue Nov 28, 2017 5:37 pm

Also, Dunkirk is not better than at least half of the movies on their Top 10 Independent Movies list.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:19 pm

I know a couple people who went to early screenings of Downsizing and they told me it was probably Payne's worst movie. They said the same thing; Great premise, but they didn't know what to do with it. It's even getting mixed reviews with the bigger critics. I'm currently on the wait list for a early screening that is supposed to happen this Friday.
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Postby My Tummy is Full » Tue Nov 28, 2017 9:07 pm

Lady Bird was fantastic. I loved the ending so much.

I just watched Boogie Nights for the first time in a few years. What a great film.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:06 pm

The Villainess kicks serious ass. Endless amount of guns and fists. Badass chicks. It can be a little tedious at times, but the opening and final sequences are fucking superb. Fans of The Raid and John Wick will enjoy this.
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Postby AThrenody » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:16 pm

How is Blade Runner 2049 being left off any list?
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:35 pm

The Disaster Artist was good and all, but as far as awards contender goes, probably a Golden Globe nom
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Postby Alex 2K » Tue Nov 28, 2017 11:52 pm

AThrenody wrote:How is Blade Runner 2049 being left off any list?

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Postby benten » Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:03 am

the only surprise on that top 10 list for me was Downsizing. Heard it was straight bad from all accounts. The trailer is bad. Only negative buzz from festivals. I love Payne's work, who doesnt, but it doesnt look good.

i dont think Blade Runner 2049 is going to get any traction moving forwards, and I'm even questioning its cinematography Oscar win at this point. I dont like this, but its the feeling i get. Look to NY Film Critics tomorrow because they actually have "Cinematographer" Award.

-NY and LA Film Critics Awards are the next two big precursors.

I think The Disaster Artist is locked for Oscar nomination in Adapted Screenplay (very weak field this year). As of now i think Franco is in also.

Actors:
Oldman
Day-Lewis
Hanks
Chalamet
Franco
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Postby benten » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:00 am

Kenneth Branagh is so good in Murder on the Orient Express. There are few people who can deliver that monologue he does at the end of the movie. He kind of transformed it into something else. Some of those shots, too. Extra special care and time was taken with that movie that you gotta admire no matter what you thought about the end product. (i thought it was above average).
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Postby MODULOK » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:38 am

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Postby refill » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:14 pm

benten wrote:Kenneth Branagh is so good in Murder on the Orient Express. There are few people who can deliver that monologue he does at the end of the movie. He kind of transformed it into something else. Some of those shots, too. Extra special care and time was taken with that movie that you gotta admire no matter what you thought about the end product. (i thought it was above average).


I was happy to see the Death on the Nile nod at the end is going to happen. It could make for a fun series.
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Postby benten » Wed Nov 29, 2017 12:20 pm

refill wrote:
benten wrote:Kenneth Branagh is so good in Murder on the Orient Express. There are few people who can deliver that monologue he does at the end of the movie. He kind of transformed it into something else. Some of those shots, too. Extra special care and time was taken with that movie that you gotta admire no matter what you thought about the end product. (i thought it was above average).


I was happy to see the Death on the Nile nod at the end is going to happen. It could make for a fun series.


yes. if they take the time to make it look as good as this one, it can be beautiful.
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Postby Alex 2K » Wed Nov 29, 2017 2:48 pm

I liked it, but the more I thought about it the more meh I felt. Branagh does kill it (lol), but everyone else except for Pfieffer, Gad, and creepy guy are underused. I needed more Defoe. And the two Royalty kids were super eye rolly. It was fine overall. I really liked the majority of the shot choices.
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Postby cevicheking » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:12 pm

Arnold found his folks :smt003 :smt035 :smt041 :chicken:
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Postby Piss_Wizard » Wed Nov 29, 2017 4:54 pm

Battles Without Honour and Humanity.
Awesome Japanese gangster film.
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Postby Spider Jerusalem » Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:59 pm

Piss_Wizard wrote:Battles Without Honour and Humanity.
Awesome Japanese gangster film.





did you watch all of them or just the first movie? i love the Yakuza Papers




on another note. Can we all take a moment and appreciate Ridley Scott.

"I was finished with the film and was in [U.K. recording studio] Abbey Road finalizing the music. Someone was like: Guess what? And that’s where it began. I sat and thought about it and realized, we cannot. You can’t tolerate any kind of behavior like that. And it will affect the film. We cannot let one person’s action affect the good work of all these other people. It’s that simple."
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Postby Piss_Wizard » Wed Nov 29, 2017 6:24 pm

Spider Jerusalem wrote:
Piss_Wizard wrote:Battles Without Honour and Humanity.
Awesome Japanese gangster film.





did you watch all of them or just the first movie? i love the Yakuza Papers




on another note. Can we all take a moment and appreciate Ridley Scott.

"I was finished with the film and was in [U.K. recording studio] Abbey Road finalizing the music. Someone was like: Guess what? And that’s where it began. I sat and thought about it and realized, we cannot. You can’t tolerate any kind of behavior like that. And it will affect the film. We cannot let one person’s action affect the good work of all these other people. It’s that simple."


Yeah binge watched them then watched them all again over a week. So good.
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Postby The Lowest One » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:06 pm

Watching The Room in preparation for TDA.

Holy. Shit.

How have I missed out on this for so many years?
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:38 pm

Just bought a ticket to see The Room with Tommy Wiseau in attendance next weekend. Seen it a few times when Adult Swim used to show it every year on April Fools Day and rented it on Netflix once, but this is my first time seeing it in a theater, which I've heard is an amazing experience
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Postby benten » Wed Nov 29, 2017 8:48 pm

Landline was pretty good. Jenny Slate is amazing and I love her.


Justice League is the worst.


I had never seen The Room either until a few months ago. Never was into bad movies really but shit, this was awesome. There's a reason it stands out. What an anomaly.
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Postby The Lowest One » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:26 pm

Anomaly is right. I'd love to see it in the theater now.

Also, plus 1 for Jenny Slate. She's so great. I adore her.
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Postby Alex 2K » Wed Nov 29, 2017 9:49 pm

She is our generations Meg Ryan. And I mean that in the most sincere way possible. She's so likable, but also unique in her mannerisms and personality.
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Wed Nov 29, 2017 10:07 pm

Landline was good but not even close to the same level of good as Obvious Child.
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Postby the religion lie » Wed Nov 29, 2017 11:46 pm

Just watched Koreeda's 'Still Walking' and it was great. Anyone have any experience with Koreeda?
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Postby benten » Thu Nov 30, 2017 6:52 am

ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe wrote:Landline was good but not even close to the same level of good as Obvious Child.


oh I agree
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Postby thathorates » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:10 am

Still have to see Landline, love Jenny and loved Obvious Child - I found out recently a buddy of mine did camerawork on it.

Did anybody see Dean? Written/directed by and starring Demetri Martin? I really enjoyed it for what it was and it got me choked up at the end. Great cast too.
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Thu Nov 30, 2017 8:11 am

thathorates wrote:Still have to see Landline, love Jenny and loved Obvious Child - I found out recently a buddy of mine did camerawork on it.

Did anybody see Dean? Written/directed by and starring Demetri Martin? I really enjoyed it for what it was and it got me choked up at the end. Great cast too.


Yeah Dean was a super good tiny movie. The art direction was fun.
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Postby benten » Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:52 am

NY Film Critics Circle voting now for its annual film awards. Its an all day process if you want to follow on Twitter. I do!

https://twitter.com/nyfcc
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Postby Stormy » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:32 am

Anyone see Lucky with Harry Dean Stanton (his last film)? I really want to see this one.
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Thu Nov 30, 2017 10:34 am

Stormy wrote:Anyone see Lucky with Harry Dean Stanton (his last film)? I really want to see this one.


Yes. It is excellent.
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Postby jaredfromsubway » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:10 am

Yeah, Lucky was good
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Postby the religion lie » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:05 pm

Haddish won best supporting actress from NYFCC - wtf?
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Postby benten » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:37 pm

the religion lie wrote:Haddish won best supporting actress from NYFCC - wtf?


no idea. her character got on my nerves REAL quick. they also gave Mudbound cinematographer award over Deakins - theyve got to be contrarians about something.
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Postby the religion lie » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:56 pm

benten wrote:
the religion lie wrote:Haddish won best supporting actress from NYFCC - wtf?


no idea. her character got on my nerves REAL quick. they also gave Mudbound cinematographer award over Deakins - theyve got to be contrarians about something.

Film Twitter went on and on about how Girl's Trip was a revelation over the summer. My wife and I watched it a few weeks ago and basically thought it was better than a Tyler Perry film but not much more than that. Absolutely don't understand the love for it. Haddish was funny in some points but very grating. They've got to be doing this for attention.

I don't think Deakins is going to win much of anything. BR2049 has almost no buzz of any kind and it's sad.
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Postby ryan_aka_a_knee_deepinthe » Thu Nov 30, 2017 12:57 pm

I really hated Girl's Trip.
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