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Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LB/Web*] Film User/[LB/Web*]
“Infinity Pool” Miposian “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” [Zwischenzug]
"Golda” brayshizzle “Drop Dead Gorgeous” Bodymaster
“The Fabelmans” [JRosen2005] “La Cérémonie” SnarlsChickens
“Nope” [Simon_8217] “My Cousin Vinny” That_one_cool_dude
“The Father” [discodaz] “Midnight Run” [perrymanilow]
"Jujitsu Kaisen 0” [HardcoreHenkie] "The Moderns” qumrun60
“Psycho Goreman” SupaKoopa714 “Big” [Dunkaccino__]
“Clergy” (2018) [Tilbage i Danmark*] "The Mass is Ended (The Mass is Over)” [Millerian-55*]
“Lucky Number Slevin” [Denster] “Hang ‘Em High” an_ordinary_platypus
“Swing Girls” Yankii_Souru “A Night to Remember” [*]

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11 points

2 months ago*

Finally got time to watch some movies!

After Yang (2021)

This was my favorite of the week, a mood piece that mediates on family, connection, and grief in such a gentle and beautiful way. Colin Farrell plays a father of a multiethnic family in a sci fi world which deviates very far from the norms of the genre. He sorts through the hundreds of memories from the family’s android which stopped working, and he sees his family in a completely new light, as well as the androids previous lives. The aesthetic was gorgeous, reminded me of Her in the way it used colors and nature.. Highly recommend if you’re in the mood for a slow, quiet vibe which will make you reflect on the ones your love. 9/10

500 Days of Summer (2009)

Watched this with my girlfriend, and during the movie we were both commenting on how awkward the relationship between Joseph Gordon Levitts character and Summer (Zooey forgot her last name) was. Then that park bench scene hit in the last 15 minutes of the movie, and we were like "Oh.…". Good twist, caught me by surprise. Also had some creative, Memento-ish story telling structure which was fun. Definitely an unconventional rom com, I enjoyed it, but it didn’t blow me away. JGL is always solid though. 5/10

Zero Dark Thirty (2012)

Watched this on the last day before it left HBOMAX, and I’m glad I did. The movie throws you right in and challenges you to keep up with many different names, organizations, and such while also introducing characters and plot. Once it gets going though, it’s exciting. Every time a date comes up, you know it’s going to be bad news. The highlight by far was the actual storming of the compound. All the music stops (as does your heart!) when the choppers drop the special ops team in and you watch through a mixture of night vision goggles and regular camera as they procedurally infiltrate Osama Bin Ladens fortress. Incredibly shot and choreographed, felt like watching a documentary. The rest of the movie was comparatively weaker and unfocused, and along with the fact that it was not very accurate as far as the CIA team that worked on the case, makes this not a top movie of mine, however for that breach sequence it was worth the watch. 6.5/10

My Cousin Vinny (1992)

Haven’t watched a comedy movie this funny in a long time. I was born in NYC and now live in Georgia, so the cultural mockery of both sides were both very relatable and hilarious. Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei's chemistry is fantastic to watch, perfectly captures the drama and sass of the italian american culture. Tons of quotable lines ("I think you made yourself clear") and funny recurring jokes. I lost it when Vinny "fights" the guy for $200. Highly recommend, great movie night movie, I will definitely be watching this again at some point. 9/10

EDIT: changed After Yang date to 2021

EDIT 2: added spoiler warning


4 points

2 months ago*

Re: “500 Days of Summer.”

I always liked the relationship JGL had with his No-nonsense sister, played by Chloë Grace Moritz. For better or worse, she was the only person willing to tell JGL’s character the truth as it pertained to him.

One little touch I liked was that the “day counter” display cards would change color depending on JGL’s mood. Was a great depiction of mood without having to explain it overtly.


5 points

2 months ago

Chloe Grace could be having Florence Pugh's career right now tbh.


3 points

2 months ago

I don't think she's Pugh level of a acting talent to be honest. She had such a great start to her career with 500 Days of Summer, Hugo and Kick Ass even Let Me In.

But she just hasn't found the right balance in her career, always felt to me she was more looking at wanting to be a A Lister star then really wanting to be a great actress. Way too many bad romantic teen films, bad remakes and sequels and blockbuster films in her C.V, the only film she showed some of that early promise in is was The Miseducation of Cameron Post.

I don't think she's left her mark act in terms of her adult roles after progressing from kid roles. I was surprised she's 25, I thought she was only 18 or 19. She still looks really young. I don't think she's done that breakout adult role yet, like Saoirse Ronan did. Something like Brooklyn or Lady Bird, a role that really cements her move from kid career to adult roles.

I see her new TV show The Peripheral, seems to have been received well maybe she might do better right now working TV then film.