What was the last film you watched? part 4

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Sep 24 2018 16:49

Get Out, some superb acting, there were parts where just a strained look made me feel very vulnerable. And yet comedic moments were really funny and I didn't really feel any mood whiplash when the film moved from awkward fish out of water comedy to brutal mental horror.

Also a pretty clever and cutting look at race in American society.

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Sep 29 2018 13:20

Ex Machina. I was slightly surprised to find it boring and annoying. The main character feels very empty and I laughed several times in places I don't think I was supposed to. I didn't like the cinematography. It has some interesting ideas but overall it's not a good film. I can't decide whether or not this film was better than another film the director made, Annihilation.

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Sep 29 2018 16:27

Nerdland : very dull with the kind of artwork I don't like. Supposed to be a satire but didn't really have much bite and virtually nothing was funny, it seemed very unfinished. It had Patton Oswalt but that didn't make it good. And it completely wasted Garfunkel and Oates as bimbos.

Annihilation - Made me think of Contact and Evolution (apparently that was supposed to be a thriller in which case Annihilation could be its alter ego.) It was good film, it didn't try to sell you on a story, the characters didn't understand what was happening, there's a reason why the line "I don't know" got repeated so often in parts. A good film and worth a watch.

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Oct 1 2018 16:28

Nanette - Hannah Gadsby. Not even sure what to say. It took a while to get going, but was absolutely worth it. I don't think it is really comedy, she describes it as theatre near the end, but it was definitely worth watching. Genuinely moving and powerful.

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Oct 2 2018 02:20

Hot take: Annihilation is a great movie to watch on acid, but other than that it's just an inferior imitation of Tarkovsky's Stalker (1979).

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Oct 2 2018 09:17
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Nanette - Hannah Gadsby. Not even sure what to say. It took a while to get going, but was absolutely worth it. I don't think it is really comedy, she describes it as theatre near the end, but it was definitely worth watching. Genuinely moving and powerful.

Same

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Oct 2 2018 16:19

I went to see BlacKkKlansman with some friends, I think we caught the last showing. Its pretty difficult to talk about, I guess its a really dark comedy the kind that has pure comedy bits and pure dark drama, which is joined together by a few scenes that mix the two.

I didn't laugh very much, but that was because I was usually still chewing over the really ugly racist violence in a scene or two before. My friends laughed a lot more. Its kinda flawed a bunch of the supporting characters seem to just do what the plot needs to move on regardless of consistency, especially the police chief. Its also weird how police racism is shown to be the fault of one bad copper and just general cluelessness from the rest of the force.

I think it would have been better if they ditched the police entirely really, the politics is very confused, though thankfully its examinations of racism and the politics of the south and Klan and groups like it is a lot more focussed and coherent. One of my mates went and looked up the real events and that may explain why the police parts were so mushy, I think on reflection it was the best they could do while still keeping it "based on a true story". Probably should of gone full fictional.

Oh and it doesn't shy away from the horrific racial violence in the states, there's one part where they discuss an historical racist murder in graphic detail and show photo's of the event that were taken at the time (and then later sold as postcards).

The ending was very effecting, really powerful stuff.

I think its worth watching and picking the bits out of the mess.

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Oct 2 2018 17:24

Sorry To Bother You opens in the UK December 7th. Highly recommended.

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Oct 2 2018 20:47
Lucky Black Cat wrote:
jef costello wrote:
Nanette - Hannah Gadsby. Not even sure what to say. It took a while to get going, but was absolutely worth it. I don't think it is really comedy, she describes it as theatre near the end, but it was definitely worth watching. Genuinely moving and powerful.

Same

My recollection of this is that for a while I found it horribly irritating - the performer really lacking charisma and the audience laughing their asses of at stuff that wasn’t even funny, and all this seemed to come at me through a beige filter of liberalism. I only carried on watching it because my daughter recommended so strongly.
Anyways, I trudged on and somehow, I’m not really sure at which point, I found myself drawn in. By the end of it I was hanging on her lips, it really took my breath away. As Jeff said, I really was deeply moved by it, amazing.

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Oct 3 2018 04:13

Wow, I know literally nothing about Nanette, but these are some pretty powerful testimonials, makes me want to see it for myself.

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Oct 3 2018 15:03

An uplifting tale about an immigrant loser called 베놈. *bicep emoji*
https://pann-choa.blogspot.com/2018/08/theqoo-korea-vs-japan-movie-poster-for.html?m=1

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Oct 4 2018 21:13

https://www.theguardian.com/film/2018/aug/20/boots-riley-spike-lee-blackkklansman

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Oct 9 2018 06:38
Reddebrek wrote:
I went to see BlacKkKlansman with some friends,

Thanks for the review! I wasn't sure about this movie but now I'll probably see it.

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Oct 9 2018 21:38
Fleur wrote:
Sorry To Bother You opens in the UK December 7th. Highly recommended.

Hµas just popped up online, I'll watch it at the weekend if I can.

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Oct 10 2018 08:57

The last ones I've watched are:

Tampopo - Japanese 'food western' from 1985 about a woman, Tampopo, who wants to become a better Ramen chef and is helped by a gallant truckdriver. Dumb sexist premise but actually a very fun film.

David Lynch - The Art Life - Beautiful documentary about David Lynch as a visual artist, also his youth memories, but mostly you see him working, i.e. paint/draw/sculpt with mud or any other of material.

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Oct 10 2018 10:08
Fleur wrote:
Sorry To Bother You opens in the UK December 7th. Highly recommended.

On one hand it's really annoying that the delay's so long, but on the other I suppose that's right at the start of the works Xmas do season, so maybe seeing it immediately before might be good for inspiring a few people to take a swing at their managing directors while pissed.

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Oct 13 2018 16:58

Saw sorry to bother you last night thought it was alright perhaps I was over-hyped but thought there would be more emphasis on union and the strike in the movie. Was lucky enough that an art house cinema was showing it and and someone who lives in northern europe I did not it would be screened where I live but it was rather funny movie and the audience laughed a lot during the movie but more in the first half