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07-17-2017 10:13 PM
ne znam ali mozda
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

Baby Driver

8,5 / 10

I thoroughly enjoyed it!
07-10-2017 07:38 AM
rvf35
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

I hardly ever see movies any more, which is odd because I used to watch them voraciously. The last one I watched was a TV movie (that counts, right?), a two-parter (2h40m total running length) on Spanish TV called "El padre de Cain": http://www.mitele.es/miniseries/el-p...1480939524727/

If you rolled your eyes once you read "TV movie," I totally understand because most TV movies are beyond awful. But this was like no other TV movie I had ever seen. Most of the movie centers on a national police officer (guardia civil, no idea what the equivalent is in the US or other countries) who goes to San Sebastian in 1980 to deal with the kidnapping of a wealthy businessman by Basque terrorists. Throughout the very difficult and stressful case, the officer finds comfort in the pretty young innkeeper at the rooming house where he's staying. The case is interesting and suspenseful, mostly typical police action but at least well-done. The last segment deals with the fallout from his affair. The hitch is the officer is married, with a wife back in Madrid due to give birth soon. The most interesting aspect of the movie is that about a half-hour from the end, you can guess everything that is going to happen, not because the storyline is predictable or has been done too many times, but because you have a sinking feeling that it's the way a story like this has to end.

The movie had such on impact on me that there are two critical scenes that I've watched over and over again (I've lost count). Actors for the most part, even very good actors, play their characters. Occasionally, you get treated to a performance in which an actor simply becomes the character. The two leads, at least in the two scenes that I keep re-watching, become their characters, and it knocks my socks off.
07-10-2017 06:24 AM
Roger the Dodger
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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Memories of Murder (2003):

A ingeniously devilish mix of Zodiac, The Chaser and Se7en. It takes the heavy police procedural route of Zodiac where it avoids the typical Hollywood thriller chase conventions, the rainy atmosphere of Se7en that signify the movie's tone and the examination of the fallible nature of the Korean police from The Chaser.

8/10
Hauntingly beautiful: a compliment I strive to give but find few worthy of.

One of my all-time favorite flicks, and I rate it above all the other movies you mentioned here, for the sheer poetry of it, an aspect that a technical filmmaker like Fincher might not master in his lifetime. The layered social-commentary - the inertia of the existing Korean bureaucracy that contrasts both, the struggling suburbia and the dynamic young officer deployed for this task - blends seamlessly alongside the main narrative, not to mention the rich and entertaining cast of characters, the haunting landscapes, the wonderful use of light and color (such as in the quarry scene), the immense frustration of the quest, and the brilliant use of rain. I could literally smell the washed up earth at the end of the film.
07-03-2017 11:05 PM
Budadiii
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

2001: A Space Odyssey





As expected, a well revered classic.


8.8/10


Kubrick = Nadal of filmmaking :P (of course the other way around)
07-03-2017 10:52 PM
Awka Liwen
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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I watched it several years ago Let me return the favor and recommend another French language film, Elle (2016) - IMDb .
One of the best films I've seen in the past couple of years.
Noted!

I'm adding one to the movies seen list: Possession (1981)

This is not your typical "possession movie", it's more of a psychological study on possessive relationships. There's some extremely solid acting in here, as in most good old movies. Sam the Man Neill shines in this one.
07-03-2017 02:18 PM
ssin
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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If you like solidly conceptual and visceral movies I strongly recommend to watch the original french version of Martyrs.
I watched it several years ago Let me return the favor and recommend another French language film, Elle (2016) - IMDb .
One of the best films I've seen in the past couple of years.
06-29-2017 12:20 PM
Awka Liwen
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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'Raw' by Julia Ducournau. I read months ago how people in Toronto fainted and vomited or something during the screening but somehow I missed it and now I finally saw it, and well, it's good. Interesting experience.

They just don't make films like this in the USA. Cronenberg? He is Canadian Decidedly female film but not feminist. Long time ago I read something like if teenage angst and sexuality could be converted to raw energy you could move mountains with it. So there it is. It is also about sticking out and trying hard to fit in although your entire body rebels against it. So this is the second film in a row I watched made by a debutant director, with characters that I couldn't automatically relate to but it turned out both films were great.
I finnaly got to see that movie as well, been waiting for quite some time.

I didn't like it. I get it definitely is more of a conceptual/visual kind of film, but I found so many plot stuff to be pretty incoherent.

 
*The way the senior students treat the newer kids is just so over the top it's kinda funny. Insulting, forcing them to have sex with each other, making them eat raw animal meat, throwing their mattresses out of the windows. I mean, isn't there a faculty or any safety regulations at all in that place?

*How the characters don't really react to heavy stuff going on. Like the sisters biting each other off in front of everyone without any consequences, or when the sister causes car crashes to eat people, I think by the 2nd one you would've at least drawn the police's attention. Or the dad revealing their mother is also a cannibal, I mean where did that come from?


If you like solidly conceptual and visceral movies I strongly recommend to watch the original french version of Martyrs.
06-27-2017 06:24 AM
TheBigFourFTW
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

Memories of Murder (2003):

A ingeniously devilish mix of Zodiac, The Chaser and Se7en. It takes the heavy police procedural route of Zodiac where it avoids the typical Hollywood thriller chase conventions, the rainy atmosphere of Se7en that signify the movie's tone and the examination of the fallible nature of the Korean police from The Chaser.

8/10
06-23-2017 10:43 PM
Rob & Stephen
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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The last movie I watched was one of the Taken films with Liam Neeson. Liam is one of my favorite actors, but I generally don't like movie series. As you can tell because I can't even remember which Taken film it was?

Tells us all you need to know about the films.
06-23-2017 01:37 AM
Mae
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

The last movie I watched was one of the Taken films with Liam Neeson. Liam is one of my favorite actors, but I generally don't like movie series. As you can tell because I can't even remember which Taken film it was?
06-10-2017 11:14 AM
ssin
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

'Raw' by Julia Ducournau. I read months ago how people in Toronto fainted and vomited or something during the screening but somehow I missed it and now I finally saw it, and well, it's good. Interesting experience.

They just don't make films like this in the USA. Cronenberg? He is Canadian Decidedly female film but not feminist. Long time ago I read something like if teenage angst and sexuality could be converted to raw energy you could move mountains with it. So there it is. It is also about sticking out and trying hard to fit in although your entire body rebels against it. So this is the second film in a row I watched made by a debutant director, with characters that I couldn't automatically relate to but it turned out both films were great.
06-05-2017 04:00 AM
ssin
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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I also enjoyed Get Out but its weakness was some lazy storytelling and reliance on tropes; was it just a different take on The Stepford Wives? Not quite, but a valid comparison. Anyway, the direction, cinematography, music and acting were all very fine indeed and with such a thick atmosphere I can forgive an average story! Somehow I feel that Jordan Peele has to be a fan of The Wicker Man because Chris' journey into the country echoes Sergeant Howie's journey into Summerisle so much.

The Sunken Place

Yes it relies heavily on the Stepford Wives, Wicker Man, and some other old classic thrillers and horror movies, and it is very much intentional, I like it, it is an old story but again something new. Because it is about race, we all go nervous and crazy since we all have our fears about the topic, for different reasons. That music was really great and a little bit disturbing, menacing for westerners, I guess.
06-04-2017 11:27 PM
Droog
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

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Get Out by Jordan Peele. Highly recommended and highly entertaining thriller-horror-comedy with a heavy subtext. I love how it doesn't take itself too seriously all the while dealing with dead serious heavy topics like TV, brainwashing, modern paralysis and obedience, and most importantly, racism and the history of slavery. There are quite a few references to slavery, hint: for example pay attention to cotton when you watch the movie. Also there is a hilarious dig at patronizing middle aged white liberals "who would have voted for Obama's third term". I didn't expect anything special and got so much. Apart from being so entertaining, this was also a unique and valuable experience on a personal level, beyond just art. Having seen lots on the subject of racism, this little film like never before made me experience the feeling of being black in America, before and now. So it is is really something else, an oddity, some well crafted shit.
I also enjoyed Get Out but its weakness was some lazy storytelling and reliance on tropes; was it just a different take on The Stepford Wives? Not quite, but a valid comparison. Anyway, the direction, cinematography, music and acting were all very fine indeed and with such a thick atmosphere I can forgive an average story! Somehow I feel that Jordan Peele has to be a fan of The Wicker Man because Chris' journey into the country echoes Sergeant Howie's journey into Summerisle so much.

The Sunken Place

06-04-2017 07:36 PM
Rob & Stephen
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

Empire of the Ants (1977) with Joan Collins. Supposedly based on an H.G. Wells short story (They only took the title and ants killing people and thats' it). It's an awful hoakey disaster/monster movie, full of bad dialogue, really poor acting and awful writing. Toxic waste dumped at sea washes up near a newly built condo/holiday/marina centre which Joan is selling the houses in. It turns small ants into big carnivorous ones that eats the staff and then the people that come to view the property. Some escape to nearest town with a sugar factory where the movie takes a weird turn. I won't spoil it for you but it's bad. Another movie that I kept on laughing at inappropriately. The poster is about the best thing about it.
06-04-2017 05:16 AM
ssin
Re: Last Movie you watched, and what you thought about it?

Get Out by Jordan Peele. Highly recommended and highly entertaining thriller-horror-comedy with a heavy subtext. I love how it doesn't take itself too seriously all the while dealing with dead serious heavy topics like TV, brainwashing, modern paralysis and obedience, and most importantly, racism and the history of slavery. There are quite a few references to slavery, hint: for example pay attention to cotton when you watch the movie. Also there is a hilarious dig at patronizing middle aged white liberals "who would have voted for Obama's third term". I didn't expect anything special and got so much. Apart from being so entertaining, this was also a unique and valuable experience on a personal level, beyond just art. Having seen lots on the subject of racism, this little film like never before made me experience the feeling of being black in America, before and now. So it is is really something else, an oddity, some well crafted shit.
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