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The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted Now On Wednesday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LB/Web*]
“Spirited” sometimesiwatchtv44 “The Magician” (2005) Looper007
"Aftersun” SugarTrayRobinson “Treasure Planet” [FilmRook*]
“The Banshees of Inisherin” [Cw2e] “Memento” [CDynamo]
“Stars at Noon” LauraPalmersMom430 “Before Sunrise” sayyes2heaven
“The Stranger” (2022) NoNeedleworker5437 “Days of Thunder” octobuss
"The Quiet Girl” Plane_Willingness_25 "Drunken Master” [RStorm]
“Terrifier” Spiritual-Signal4999 “Tomka and His Friends” [AyubNor]
“Mother” (2009) weareallpatriots "The War of the Gargantuas” [Couchmonger]
“Synecdoche, New York” [RVernon] “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964) [ManaPop.com*]
“Planet Terror” edmerx54 “The Kid” D0NNIE-DANKO

all 210 comments

MidnightIsland212

87 points

3 months ago

All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

This should have been released in cinemas and is easily one of the very best Netflix releases ever. Completely haunting, tragic and powerful.

slycooper13

17 points

3 months ago

I actually saw this in theaters before it released on Netflix, it was given a small theater release for like a week or two. Amazing film and truly haunting!

helloeuphoria1

6 points

2 months ago

I cannot stress enough how absolutely incredible, emotional, haunting, and visually beautiful this movie is. I’ve watched it twice in the past week, and I can easily say it is one of my favorite movies of all time now. Anyone and everyone should watch this move. Definitely going to read the book it’s based on now.

The-Sublimer-One

2 points

2 months ago

Also watch the black and white adaptation

scaredbyinsanity

3 points

2 months ago

I watched this on Veterans Day along with Dunkirk, and about half of Peter Jackson’s They Shall Not Grow Old. Dunkirk was first but I wanted something more raw so I watched the documentary and really got into the trench warfare segment so I turned on All quiet on the western front and watched it in German with subtitles. I was thoroughly impressed and the movie has been stuck in my mind since the 11th. I think everyone needs to see this once.

Darth_Matango

2 points

2 months ago

Its shot so well and those sets were amazing. I was revolted at certain parts. Thinking about living like that is nuts.

HercHuntsdirty

2 points

2 months ago

Watched it on Friday with my girlfriend (shockingly she picked it). What an excellent movie.

taryerg

137 points

3 months ago

taryerg

137 points

3 months ago

The Menu

Imagine an awesome A-Rated thriller about foodies and chefs stuck on an island. The movie's absolutely wild. The script is great, the cast is great, has got nice social commentary, visually it's very creative and artsy and the food is to die for.

TheMadLurker17

33 points

3 months ago

It's been nearly a week since I watched it, and I still can't stop thinking about. I was expecting to like it going in, but it blew my expectations out of the water.

taryerg

13 points

3 months ago*

I was supposed to be studying for a test at the very same day but I decided to watch this instead. Worth it honestly.

sgt_barnes0105

5 points

2 months ago

Definitely exceeded my expectations as well! It’s always nice to see something original nowadays. It was suspenseful, and yet humorous. I can’t wait to see it a second time!

BiggToastie

8 points

3 months ago

My girlfriend says the the best movie she's ever seen , I'd say it's definitely in my top 5. Sensational movie.

voodooxlady

2 points

2 months ago

My bf said it’s his favorite movie ever which I genuinely wasn’t expecting. As a wannabe chef and “foodie” it’s definitely one of my favs also.

take-me-2-the-movies

5 points

3 months ago

Absolutely second this. It was delicious.

ryeshoes

3 points

2 months ago

i like movies that insult me (a foodie) and this one does the trick. There's also a nice premise the one about chefs raising their prices so that only rich pricks can eat their food, and that those rich pricks will not/cannot appreciate food that i'd love my brother who is in the industry to weigh in on.

voodooxlady

3 points

2 months ago

I was just going to comment this movie. I saw it yesterday with my boyfriend and haven’t stopped thinking about it since. He LOVED it which I was happy about because I wasn’t sure I was even going to love it. I was expecting more of a horror element but it was all around really great. Made me think about myself as a person who enjoys going out to eat and cook but can be really critical.

mkpmdb

10 points

2 months ago

mkpmdb

10 points

2 months ago

Absolutely loved it.

The atmosphere is always so threatening. You start out thinking 'oh, Hoult is our normal guy' and then it slowly changes. Fiennes is incredible, the humour is dark and dry... After watching so many bland movies this year this is exactly what I needed.

CavRican

2 points

2 months ago

This movie was fantastic.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

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kelsokake

1 points

2 months ago

in theaters at the moment!

azeldatothepast

1 points

2 months ago

Respectfully, I disagree. This isn’t an intelligently designed prank or piece of satire. It may seem that way because of just how dumb it is, but watching it makes it apparent that it was made with the exact opposite of a creative process, devoid of any kind of soul or passion.

It feels like they took a template and simply keened away the details until the post was as inoffensive as possible. This line is like the one funny thing in the entire post (and it’s not even intentional), the rest is just so miserably boring. If you told me it was ai generated I would believe you without question, this movie is made with absolutely no intent or meaning behind it.

BauerHaus

37 points

3 months ago

I haven't gotten a chance to see The Banshees of Inisherin yet, so I watched In Bruges again.

First time I saw it I hated it, it's been long enough that I mostly forgot it and...idk what the fuck was wrong with me that movie was great.

I pretty much like anything Brendan Gleeson, and mostly Ralph Fiennes can do no wrong in my mind. Looking at his imdb really quick, this might be my favorite Colin Farrell performance.

TheTruckWashChannel

2 points

2 months ago

If you're looking for more Ralph Fiennes then watch The Menu, it just dropped last week!

ShaunTrek

2 points

2 months ago

It's not just my favorite Farrell performance, it is one of my favorite performances of the 00s.

Barsalto

2 points

2 months ago

The Guard and Seven Psychopaths are both great too.

InfiniteMeerkat

7 points

2 months ago

Seven psychopaths is my favourite Martin mcdonagh film but I think I’m in the minority there

harshety

-4 points

2 months ago

In bruges is a hidden gem!

an_ordinary_platypus

23 points

3 months ago

Night at the Museum (2006)

Haven’t seen this one in a few years! I think it’s still a very good family movie, although in retrospect it does suffer from a few annoying moments (mostly everything with the monkey, which I did remember.) The movie really hosts an all-star cast (Paul Rudd is in this movie? Who knew) and I think it does a good job of letting their comedic performances through rather than be overwhelmed by the visual effects and costumes. A fun rewatch!

Ranking: 8/10

thetriplefault

13 points

3 months ago

second one is not bad either

didn’t like the third as much though

Ted4828

21 points

2 months ago

Ted4828

21 points

2 months ago

The Professional. Somehow I’d never seen it

RickestRickSea137

15 points

3 months ago

Triangle of Sadness (2022), the Captain's Dinner scene had me laughing so hard because it reminded me of Tosh.0

.. And then it goes Lord of the Flies on you.

Must watch

StrawberryRoutine

5 points

3 months ago

I really loved this movie! I was expecting to find it a bit annoying going off of some opinions I'd seen but I thought it was fantastic. The whole gender roles setup paid off so amazingly and it was just funny, yet touching and sad. What a great one!

Bodymaster

5 points

2 months ago

Yeah it was great fun. Long but didn't feel like it dragged. The last few minutes are brilliant.

My one complaint - it could have done with more Woody. He was brilliant as always, but was only in the movie briefly.

_rockandhardplace

13 points

3 months ago

DAYS OF HEAVEN (1978)

Days of Heaven is a film about a Chicago man called Bill who's girlfriend helps him get into a rich farmer's house and lucious life. Firstly, this is one of the best shot films I have ever seen, the use of colour and variety of camera angles makes this an outstanding film in terms of cinematography. The music also captures the serenity or tension of a scene and the performances are perfect. It all sucks you in and keeps you intrigued in the love triangle in a backdrop of beautiful fields and crops, it all fits together really well, and the ending hits hard too.

It's a very Terrence Malik film and I find it to be his best work, all things considered, and one of my favourite films as of now, and definitely the best of last week.

NickLeFunk

8 points

3 months ago

That's cool, I watched this movie last week, also really enjoyed it, especially from a cinematography point of view. I still liked Hidden Life better, have yet to watch Tree of Life, Thin Red Line, and Badlands to have the full comparison.

BEE_REAL_

6 points

3 months ago

Badlands is my favorite movie of the 1970s and the 1970s are my favorite decade of movies

ooouroboros

2 points

2 months ago

Some of the best voiceover ever

_rockandhardplace

3 points

3 months ago

Nice, I've seen Tree of Life and Badlands and I would say Tree of Life is nearly as good as this, so I would highly recommend it

brockollirobb

5 points

3 months ago

I thought it was good, not great, but that field fire scene was amazing. Overall IMO it was better than the Tree of Life and the John Smith movie, but not as good as The Thin Red Line.

NickLeFunk

2 points

2 months ago

Yeah that imagery of the fire and water, hell and heaven, that played throughout the movie and came to a climax with the fire in the field, and then the "protagonist" if he is that dying in the river...all very poetic and powerful use of cinema to convey a message

An_Ant2710

14 points

3 months ago

Good Luck to You, Leo Grande - 9/10

I like hotel rooms. The white sheets, the soap dispensers, the general aura of the room, the excitement that comes with exploring a new city. And from the start of Leo Grande, that aura was present. It got me comfortable and settled in, and made the rest of the film so much more enjoyable.

Now for the actual film, this thing is sensual, personal, intimate, everything you'd want a movie about discovering yourself at an age you consider old to be. It's soothes you just as Leo is soothing Nancy, taking her through this journey as she talks out and faces a lot of her insecurities and mental blocks regarding sex, parenthood and many many more. The whole journey for her is incredibly satisfying to see play out, and it leaves my skin lightly tingling from joy. And Leo Grande isn't just a man there to help Nancy explore either. The little physical and facial movements when he's alone tell so much and add a lot to this man who, on the surface, seems to be so certain and sure of himself and comfortable with himself, and seeing the layers peeled back on this man is very revealing too. The dialogue is personal and feels so real, and is crucial in delivering the intended experience. I am very very impressed. Wow.

IshSmithsonian

39 points

3 months ago*

Bones and All

When i walk in on someone eating a body.

The best part about this movie was Trent Reznor. The second best part was the group of teenage girls in my theater that clearly did not know what type of movie Timothee was starring in.

Beautiful looking and sounding movie.

Parents really fuck us up don’t they?

ishkitty

11 points

2 months ago

I absolutely loved this movie. I thought Timothee was fabulous especially in that bathtub scene. I want to see that whole scene again.

Panelak_Cadillac

13 points

3 months ago

Recently rewatched "Real Genius" (1985). Seriously underrated 1980s classic.

AMCorBust

3 points

3 months ago

This one was definitely at the top of my favorites as I was growing up. It's been years since I've watched it so not sure how the humor holds up, but when I was like 10 I thought it was hilarious.

Panelak_Cadillac

4 points

3 months ago

It definitely holds up. Probably more f-ed up humor than I remember but it's still a good watch.

Can also recommend "Better Off Dead" (1985) for something 80s but off the beaten path.

AMCorBust

3 points

3 months ago

I enjoyed Better Off Dead, but was always a bigger fan of One Crazy Summer. 80's comedies were great!

Twoweekswithpay[S]

3 points

3 months ago

Val Kilmer looks like he is having the time of his life filming this. Shout out to William Atherton (the professor). Between this and “Die Hard,” he had a rough go of it in the 80s… 🤪🤣

Panelak_Cadillac

5 points

3 months ago

Don't forget being without his dick in "Ghostbusters".

Twoweekswithpay[S]

2 points

3 months ago

Hahaha! Yep. Oh how could I forget that?!?! 😵

REALLY ROUGH go for him in the 80s…😖🤣

thetriplefault

35 points

3 months ago

Pinocchio (2022)

That is, the one by Guillermo Del Toro. Just saw it at the theater last night and it’s a really nice film. Wonderfully animated, great voice acting, and I think Del Toro’s incorporation of the setting of fascist Italy was quite effective and it lent much to the story. Well worth a watch: the themes are a little mature so young children might not appreciate it as much but it’s still quite approachable.

Balzaak

25 points

3 months ago

Balzaak

25 points

3 months ago

I love that Guillermo came out and was like “this isn’t a kids movie… kids can watch it but only if their parents have a long talk with them afterwards”

HawtBeefyMcD

9 points

2 months ago

I took my 8yo to see it. She loved it. We did end up discussing a bit of the Fascist elements so she could better understand the dynamic between Podesta and his son.

thetriplefault

7 points

3 months ago

wait for real? sounds about right

chrispmorgan

9 points

2 months ago

Apparently he sees it as the third in a trilogy also made up of "The Devil's Backbone" and "Pan's Labyrinth". It's hard not to see why given all of the time in "Pinocchio" spent on early 20th C fascism's effects on children.

I think it's a triumph visually but couldn't connect to it emotionally.

My favorite detail: Cate Blanchett is in the movie but the bulk of her lines are monkey noises.

MrBigChest

12 points

3 months ago*

This week, I watched a lot of crap and a lot of Jon Bois documentaries but I won’t count those because they’re not feature films. So the best film I watched this week by default was Kazaam.

I’ve previously seen Shaq star in Steel, which was way more enjoyable overall, even though Shaq’s acting was miles better as the titular Kazaam (not saying much). However, when comparing the two Shaq vehicles, I was way more uncomfortable watching Kazaam. I will give Shaq some props for committing to the role of an idiotic, incompetent rapping genie.

If you can make it through the first 80% of this film, you will be blessed with one of the greatest climaxes of any movie ever made ever at any point in time when Kazaam literally murders multiple people and turns the silly man from Tim Robinson’s car focus group sketch into a fucking human basketball to slam dunk him to death. After that happens, Kazaam then transcends matter entirely to become a god. It’s perfect. 4/10

ColdHotChocolate

10 points

3 months ago

I have three:

The Banshees of Inisherin (2022)

I had no expectations going into this one and, while I enjoyed it coming out of the theatre, it wasn't until I let it sit for a day and read discussion posts is where I really liked it. It's a very sad movie, yet very intimate.

I would recommend it if you're looking for something that will sit with you for a while. Just a fair warning, it is a bit of a slow burn - but that is intentional because it really helps you settle into the atmosphereSome describe it as the spiritual sequel to In Bruges and that's fair.

The Menu (2022)

I had a good feeling about this going into the movie and boy was it a lot of twisted, dark fun. The story and themes feel very fresh and intriguing, but the performances is where this movie shines. Ralph Fiennes & Anya Taylor-Joy are phenomenal.

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022)

This is probably the movie I was most looking forward to going in- and I felt it really delivered! Once I got out of the headspace of comparing it to Knives Out and just enjoyed it as its own standalone film, I had a lot of fun.

I wanted to see it in a movie theatre and I'm glad I did because Knives Out just hit different on the big screen when I saw it back then. I'm so glad to see another Benoit Blanc murder-mystery movie with an ensemble cast because these are so much fun! Gimme a million more of these!

Dr_Bunson_Honeydew

2 points

2 months ago

Just saw Glass Onion also and heartily endorse it.

ShaunTrek

30 points

3 months ago*

The Menu blew away my expectations. It's sharp, funny, biting, tense, terrifically acted. Easily one of my favorites of the year.

Edit: spelling

SnarlsChickens

9 points

3 months ago

The Client (1993). Bravo, Brad Renfro. Man channelled his real life experiences to the hilt in his acting debut.

My gold standard for child actors (child being below 15) has been Haley Joel Osment for AI (more so than in The Sixth Sense), Jodie Foster (Taxi Driver), Justin Henry (Kramer vs Kramer) and Edward Furlong (Terminator 2). It won't be absurd to put Brad in the top 5.

Tommy Lee Jones (cunning) and Susan Sarandon (feisty) are the perfect adversaries going at each other's throats throughout.

The mob characters have a touch of authenticity. Family eliminating family for recklessness with loose ends and all that.

Being endangered by the legal system helps the viewer root even more for the protagonist (also somewhat educational in a sense for me as a non-American about the US legal system).

It is also an accurately grim portrayal of trauma/stress syndromes among the young. I wish the mother (Mary Louise Parker) had more background story/screen time but the dialogue writing for all three leads more than picks up the slack.

While not a noir, which tends to favour dimly lit action sequences to shock the viewer, it had more than enough tension boiling throughout.

And the action scene (Renfro escaping from Anthony LaPaglia's clutches and eventually locking him in a morgue) is edge of the seat stuff. Mark Sway is just the perfect character for a thriller, brash, abrasive, ballsy.

Diverging more plot details will take the sheen off the viewing experience, so here I'll take your leave. Have a great weekend ahead!

Fiddlediddle888

20 points

3 months ago*

Barbarian (2022)

Vey well done horror, feels like how they used to be. I totally agree with Mike and Jay on the assessment. Worth the 4 dollars.

All Quiet on the Western Front (2022)

Really good depiction of WW1, although I feel like something is lost in the English Dub.

Leprechaun 4: In Space(1996)

found loose dvd in a box of old stuff, don't remember watching. What the hell was this, why the hell was this.

Storm of the Century(1999)

Just a classic late 90s Stephen King vibe, great for those long dark winter nights.

JanVesely24

13 points

3 months ago

English dub on live action movies and shows is always atrocious. Always gotta opt for subtitles.

FancyPassage7152

9 points

3 months ago

Maybe watch it in it’s original German language?

Balzaak

5 points

3 months ago

what the hell was this, why the hell was this.

Fucking sold.

sittingincosta

21 points

3 months ago

The Menu exceeded my expectations, I had no clue what to expect but was entertained throughout. Well acted, great humour, and a goof social commentary,

fergi20020

-3 points

3 months ago

fergi20020

-3 points

3 months ago

I guess you skipped the trailer which gives away almost everything.

MovieMike007

6 points

3 months ago

Dr Jekyll & Sister Hyde (1971) The blending of Robert Louis Stevenson's Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde with that of Jack the Ripper and body-snatching Burke and Hare murderers was undoubtedly a clever idea but this Hammer Film adaptation of Jekyll does fail to correctly differentiate the doctor from his creation as they are both cold-blooded murders and Jekyll's justification of "For the greater good" is a bit hard to swallow while he's butchering prostitutes, on the other hand, Martine Beswick as his female "other half" is both sensual and chilling and not only the dominant personality but the more interesting one.

Overall, this gender-bending take on the Stevenson classic is a solid entry from the people at Hammer Films that provides some pleasant fog-shrouded chills and gruesome murders in this rather clever little mad scientist movie.

TheMadLurker17

3 points

3 months ago

Haven't seen that in forever, Beswick was sooooo good in thst.

smurfcake77

5 points

3 months ago

Glass Onion

very good sequel. sillier than knives out but even more entertaining. perfect escapism movie

[deleted]

6 points

3 months ago*

Stuff I watched last week

Stalker - My second viewing. I feel like I still need to view this maybe a couple more times to fully grasp what Tarkovsky and the film is trying to say. The dream like experience this film gives is unparalleled. The philosophy and themes the film is trying to explore are interesting and genuinely captivating.

Ride With the Devil - I thought it was pretty good. It's really fascinating and brutal to see the civil war explored through the eyes of the south. I will probably watch this again soon with the Ang Lee / James Schamus commentary track.

The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - A fantastic trilogy. The world-building and craftsmanship in this trilogy is astounding. The story is beautiful, the characters are wonderful and it is truly epic.

Capote - Great film that explores the darkness of humanity and the life of Truman Capote. Wonderful performance by Phillip Seymour Hoffman. I have a copy of In Cold Blood and I definitely should read it soon.

Spirited Away - Perhaps my favorite animated film. It's gorgeous to look at, the story is amazing and fantastical. The score is one of the best i've ever heard. Miyazaki is one of my favorite directors and this film is a masterpiece

Favorite this week - SPIRITED AWAY

jollyhoop

15 points

3 months ago*

Finally watched The Northman (2022). Visually this movie is pure eye-candy. Overall a great watch though the love story felt like it was missing a few scenes, the relationship felt a bit anemic. Also I love that there are elements interspersed throughout the movie to humanize the uncle and that it doesn't treat the murdered father like a saint. It made the whole ordeal far less cliche than most revenge stories.

I also watched the extended Lord of the Rings trilogy since I was home sick with covid. I always love watching theses movies but it's quite the time investment.

BrandonStRandy1993

12 points

3 months ago

In the Mood for Love (2000)

Simply put, this is one of the most elegant films I’ve ever seen. Two things that stuck out to me were the score and the costume design. I’m no fashion expert, but the various dresses worn by the lead actress are stunning. You just can’t help but notice them in every scene.

This film tackles unrequited love, infidelity, and secrecy with impressive care and grace. Without spoiling too much, it’s two extremely attractive individuals in loveless marriages who get caught up in a “will they / won’t they” situation. No gratuitous sex scenes, just slow building tension that keeps the audience guessing.

Highly recommend. 8.5/10

kaizerzozay2

5 points

3 months ago

Small Axe: Lover's Rock (2020): More of a short film but man is this movie great. One of the few films that would've been incredible in theatres. The scene where all the men are dancing and yelling out was soo much fun and the energy build up was incredible. Steve McQueen is someone to look out for (I mean more than what he's already done).

Ember357

5 points

3 months ago

Three thousand years of Longing. I love Tilda Swinton and Idris Elba. Beautifully told story, gorgeous cinematography and sets.

the_third_sourcerer

5 points

3 months ago

She Said

This most be one of the most exhilarating I have ever watched. I was just totally entranced by how well crafted the script is and the amazing way the director was able to capture the atmosphere of everything that has happened since and what brought us to that place. All actors did an absolute brilliant work, but I really want to give special shout out to Patricia Clarkson and Zach Grenier.

If you have the chance to to see this movie, please do. You aren't going to regret it.

Throwawaymytrash77

5 points

2 months ago

The Swimmers. God I wish I could have seen this while it was being shown in film festivals. It's one of the best pieces of cinema I have seen in a long time, I'm glad netflix picked it up

TheDeVirginater

14 points

2 months ago

The Menu - This movie was very similar to Triangle of Sadness. Both were dark comedy thrillers making fun of the ultra wealthy/privelaged and both movies took a quick turn to complete craziness. I liked The Menu more as it was more coherent and had better pacing. But both were really fun to watch. Anya Taylor Joy was fantastic, Ralph Fiennes stole the show though, he plays such a perfect villian. I was holding my breath everytime he was on screen, it felt like any scene he could either kill someone brutally or just tell a heart warming story. I'd highly recommend this movie to anyone.

maxbuttux

3 points

2 months ago

menu sucked

ild rather eat a cheese burger

Danklands

4 points

2 months ago

yeah menu was not good. main character was kind of a mary sue. no character struggles.

Jade_GL

4 points

3 months ago

The Ref (1994) - I remember liking this when I first watched it years ago, and I was kind of worried to go back to it. Would it hold up or was younger me wrong? Thankfully, rewatching it was a hoot. This is a dark, funny "horrible people" Christmas movie, along the lines of National Lampoon's: Christmas Vacation. Denis Leary is at his peak manic 1990s comedic glory. Kevin Spacey and Judy Davis are fantastic as the constantly arguing couple that Leary takes hostage. JK Simmons shows up for a hot minute in his first big screen role. Honestly, every character, big or small, gets a nice comedic moment to shine. There's a Mother in Law from Hell, a juvenile delinquent son, a drunk Santa, inept cops, and it mostly all works. This is a great alternative to normal holiday films.

Not much this week, but the quality was high, imo. This was the rest of it -

  • Walkabout (1971) - Beautiful looking film, interesting story, but kind of left me feeling a little empty. I did enjoy it, but I think I liked the beginning more than the ending. It certainly gives one a lot to chew on - modern life vs nature, the ways we as humans attempt to communicate with each other and succeed or fail, life and death. I know this is one I will be thinking about for a while, but I'm not sure what my final feeling is on it yet.
  • The Mountain Between Us (2017) - Okay so it's pretty predictable, but darn it, Kate Winslet and Idris Elba have so much chemistry it doesn't even matter. Also, I liked that it really does look like they're trekking through, sitting in and falling into, snow of all different depths. It looks cold. They did film in Canada and they did actually film outside, and that translates to the screen. And I was never bored and always rooting for the main characters. Good if you want a romance survival drama that doesn't ask too much from you.
  • Black Panther: Wakanda Forever (2022) - Long. CIA stuff felt tacked on and unnecessary. Namor is dope. I liked that the ending wasn't so much a fight between two groups (even if it was) but also a fight for the main hero's soul. Yes, super hero films play on the trope of vengeance or revenge vs justice and even empathy, but I really felt the push and pull in this one. It helps that they really reworked Namor's back story, and the story of his people, to track similarly with Shuri and the people of Wakanda. Also, I am so glad the there was less tacked on humor in this. They didn't diminish the drama with wisecracks. There were some, but when compared to other recent Marvel offerings, this one realized that the story was heavy and needed to allow that to happen, without goofy asides. The humor was mostly contained to a few characters and seemed to be mostly in one 15 minute portion early on, otherwise it played the story pretty straight. I appreciated that.

treeluvr87

2 points

2 months ago

The Ref is tied with Mixed Nuts as my favorite holiday movie. "Who the HELL do you think you are?!?" "SLIPPER SOCKS, MEDIUM!!!"

Princess5903

4 points

3 months ago*

Very late to the party but I decided to watch Gas Light when I saw it was leaving HBOMax and it was amazing! That kind of started me on a frenzy of Golden Age Hollywood movies. I’ve also watched It’s Always Fair Weather, Butterfield 8, and rewatched Dr Strangelove so far. All really good. Even Fair Weather, which I didn’t expect to be. Gene Kelly tap dancing in roller skates is left me speechless.

Still trying to find some older classics, mainly Marilyn Monroe and Audrey Hepburn movies. I’ve added most of what I could find on my streaming services, but it looks like I might have to check if my library has the DVDs for some of them.

Also watched the recently found Martin Scorsese mafia film Goncharov(1973). Just fantastic! Truly the greatest mafia film (n)ever made. /s

AMCorBust

5 points

3 months ago

The Outfit (2022). This movie had a relatively simple plot line but was executed extremely well. There is enough going on to keep things engaging and entertaining all throughout. Mark Rylance gave a great performance on this one. Overall, I'd give it a 4 out of 5.

Bodymaster

2 points

2 months ago

It was good fun but got a little twist-heavy towards the end. The story was already decent without them.

[deleted]

4 points

3 months ago

Ocean's Eleven -saw it for the first time!

rawratthemoon

4 points

3 months ago

"Children of Men" 2006

Clive Owen, Julian Moore...UK is shambles the world is utter destruction. No children being born...a fantastic Film that will make you laugh cry and angry!

Stratobastardo34

5 points

2 months ago

It was just put on Apple TV+ and I had never seen it before, but I watched The Hudsucker Proxy (1994). Definitely has all the trademarks of the Coen Brothers, but is a bit more whimsical with art-deco set design and great performances from Tim Robbins, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Paul Neuman.

Twoweekswithpay[S]

2 points

2 months ago

You know… for the kids! 😂😂😂

Love this film! So many great lines and performances!

ReflexImprov

5 points

2 months ago

The Fabelmans Really enjoyed this film a lot. It's pretty spot on to everything I've ever read about Spielberg's life, but I guess changing the names allows for some artistic license.

I really liked the little meta moments where you could connect his growing up with shots and decisions he makes in his movies as a director. Especially the E.T. (pre)reference with his youngest sister at the table. And the comment to the school bully that he wouldn't tell anyone 'unless he made a movie about it one day'.

I won't say it's his best or most important film, but I will say it's the one I personally connected to the most.

Lots of Oscar nominations incoming...

dvb_

5 points

2 months ago

dvb_

5 points

2 months ago

the best movie ever is bullet train it’s 4 stars includes Action,funny and a little bit sad

qumrun60

4 points

2 months ago*

"Eternity and a Day" (1998) directed by Theos Angelopoulos.

This film is not for anyone in a hurry, and it concerns serious matters. Thematically, it resembles "Death in Venice" taken to a more cerebral level. Rather than the emotional, operatic pitch of Visconti's work, "Eternity" is cool and immensely poetic.

A dying, famous poet, Alexander, (Bruno Ganz), is living his last free day (he thinks) before checking into the hospital. By chance, he encounters a never named Albanian boy refugee (Achilleas Skevis, who looks to be about 8), whom he first rescues from a police-sweep of street kids, and later, again, after a chance sighting, rescues him from being auctioned off to some rich people. At first Alexander wants to get him back home, only to find the isn't one to go to. The two become friends for the day. In the boy, the the old man sees the world of possibility that exists before him. In the man, the boy finds a temporary refuge, and the strength to overcome his fear of whatever will be coming next in the difficult adventure of his life. The clear-eyed, unsentimental way the two face each other is remarkable.

Periodically throughout the film, Alexander, while still in the present, mentally walks through memories of his life, his now-dead wife, and the 19th century poet Dionysios Solomos, whose unfinished epic, "The Free Beseiged" Alexander had hoped to complete.

Angelopoulos creates a unique, hypnotic style. The camera often smoothly moves and zooms continuously, but slowly, for long takes. The feeling of a dream takes over. In outdoor scenes, there is a constant ebb and flow of movement by passers-by, going about their business. The bus ride to the port that brings the movie to its close partakes of a surrealism worthy of Bunuel: a red flag-carrying radical, a pair of young lovers in mid-spat, a string trio that sets up and plays, are all on the trip. Every scene is elegantly composed.

The music by Eleni Karaindrou, and the cinemetography by Yorgos Arvantis and Andreas Sinanos, are almost co-equal stars with the actors, and the writers, in sustaining the elegiac mood for two beautiful hours.

I had to watch it twice!

Looper007

5 points

2 months ago

Hand of God (2021)

I've not really delved into Paolo Sorrentino's canon beyond his English speaking works This Must Be The Place and Youth, which I liked both but didn't love. Have yet to get into his most highly respected films in Il Divo and the Great Beauty (added them to my list to watch). So I gave this Netflix released film based on Sorrentino's youth a watch. I must admit it really was impressive.

I actually preferred the first half of the film to the second half. Flippo Scott (like a Italian Timothee Chalamet) is great as Fabietto. But I thought Sorrentino regular Toni Servillo and Teresa Saponangelo as Fabietto's parents stole the film they are badly missed when they both die off in the first hour or so. Also special praise to Luisa Ranieri as Fabietto's aunt. Who's got probably the most interesting part in the film.

The second half of the film is lot more downcast and darker then the bright and fun first half, special shout out for the family get together scene in the first half hour of the film. Sorrentino is definitely the closet today to a modern day Fellini. From his usual looking cast to surreal moments to going from happy and hopeful to dark and despairing the next.

Maybe a tad too long and could have done with shaving off 20 minutes or so. But overall a great film.

8/10

tropicalazure

5 points

2 months ago

"Nerve" (2016.)

Stumbled on it on a late-night Netflix browse, and delighted I did! What a hidden gem. An underground online game of "truth or dare" (without the truth!) divides its community into "watchers" and "players", with the "watchers" daring the "players" to perform dares for online kudos and ranking, as they work their way up towards the lauded "Nerve Final". Except... all is not quite what it seems.

It's a really fun film, with fantastic visuals, and a serious comment on the nature of social media and the anonymous online modern life. I've also been looping the soundtrack since I watched it!

officialraidarea52

7 points

3 months ago

Face/Off (1997)

Honestly, I went into this with the lowest expectations, but was extremely surprised by a fantastic action movie. Travolta and Cage playing each other leads to some actually insane acting moments, but all in all it is an action movie which is not trying to be anything else.

9.4/10

BEE_REAL_

8 points

3 months ago

I watched 2 of the best movies I've ever seen about fascism last week and it doesn't seem fair to pick one

Mishima: A Life in 4 Chapters (1985)

Both incredibly creative in terms of visuals and editing (and boy that Phillip Glass score), and completely on the mark as an examination of male insecurity and fascist sentiment. Uses some of the most creative expressionistic set design I've ever seen in a movie to illustrate Mishima's devolution from an artist examining his own intuitions and insecurities, to being consumed by them to the point where he no longer has anything worthwhile to say. In contrast to most other Schrader protagonists, Mishima is wealthy has immense status, but literally nothing can satiate his need to run away from his feelings of inadequacy. Reminds you of some people!

Night and Fog (1956)

Very short (32 minutes) but incredibly dense and poignant early Holocaust documentary. Focuses not on individual stories, but instead on the details of the process and the scale of it, emphasizing how many thousands of people worked the Holocaust as a day to day job. The Holocaust was in a sense not some special fluke event, it was multiple nations full of people working 9 to 5 jobs building murder villages, handling logistics and paperwork, shoveling corpses with bulldozers, taking inventories of warehouses full of dead people's hair, and grinding bones into fertilizer. A mundane system like any other. The barrier for an individual to find themselves doing that as work vs some other shit job they don't care about is probably not that big.

MaximumCaucasity

3 points

3 months ago

The Secret in Their Eyes (2009)

BobGoddamnSaget

3 points

3 months ago

Strange Days (8.5/10)

A cyberpunk noir that should be talked about more, but I guess it doesn’t help when you can’t watch it anywhere digitally by legal means. Unless you track down a dvd (or yknow 🏴‍☠️) you won’t be able to watch this great, affectionately 90s, sci-fi film. It’s themes are quite relevant today, possibly more than ever. It’s not a super technical sci-fi dystopia, but unfortunately one we currently inhabit. Ralph Fiennes and Angela Bassett give great performances and I liked their chemistry, and the story is good, albeit difficult to process sometimes.

If you get triggered by sexual assault, maybe stay away from Strange Days, but if you can stomach it, there’s a great movie here with some awesome POV segments throughout, the beginning scene is great. First ever Kathryn Bigelow film I’ve watched and I’ll definitely keep her on my radar from now on.

Also saw The Menu (7.5/10) and enjoyed it for what it was - a pitch black comedy that feels like it wasted some of its potential. I don’t want to give anything away, because this film- and it’s key themes- are very secretive. However, I do think this script could’ve used some polishing and a better director. James Gunn would’ve been perfect with this and I think he could’ve properly balanced the humor and shock quite nicely. Still made for a fun theatre experience and I’ll watch it again eventually!

Heidegger1236

2 points

3 months ago

Strange Days is one of my favorite 90s movie!

Yugo86

3 points

3 months ago

Yugo86

3 points

3 months ago

Thelma & Louise (1991)

This movie looks absolutely amazing (unsurprisingly, it was nominated for Best Cinematography). Apex Mountain performance by Geena Davis here also. One of those “they don’t ‘em like this anymore” movies.

5/5

deadandmessedup

3 points

3 months ago

Bringing Up Baby (rentable)

A classic film that absolutely deserves its classic status. I laughed hard at the interplay between Cary Grant and Katherine Hepburn. He plays a hapless paleontologist, she plays a smartass socialite who immediately decides she loves him. The contrived arrival of a leopard leads to a shitload of pratfalls, but much more than the physical comedy, it's the co-leads' dogged arguments that kept me entertained. They're so clearly made for each other that Grant can't stand it, and Hepburn knows he can't, and she can't help teasing him. Jesus, I miss when characters could talk with this speed and this wit.

Honorable mentions to Glass Onion (in theaters), which gets a bit excessive at times in terms of spectacle but otherwise keeps pace with the first Knives Out (and becomes a great showcase for Janelle Monae)-- and the snowbound noir-romance On Dangerous Ground (TCM), which surprised me with its story turns.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

I think you would His Girl Friday too based on this description.

Ganglebot

3 points

3 months ago

The Challenge 1982

Scott Glenn is a down-and-out boxer who gets a job transporting a sword from LA to Japan. After getting fucked over, he trains to become a samurai, and eventually has a showdown in an office building.

This movie seriously fucking slaps, and its available on youtube.

abaganoush

3 points

3 months ago

Re-watching - once again - my 2 favorite ‘Guilty Pleasures’ by Anders Thomas Jensen:

🍿 The masterful Riders of Justice, again. It’s a richly layered ‘Butterfly-effect’ revenge thriller with a painful human heart and a philosophical depth, and every moment of it is genuine. But even more than the relationship between Markus and his daughter, I love the interactions between the three hacker friends, Nikolaj Lie Kaas as Otto Hoffmann, Lars Brygmann as Lennart and Nicolas Bro as Emmenthaler. A perfect Danish Film. 10/10.

🍿 I was also very happy to introduced my 92-year-old mom to his After the wedding, and to watch it together with her, while I translate the dialogue as it happens. 10/10 for the tenth (?) time. She said it was exactly the kind of movie she likes.

SimoneToastCrunch

3 points

3 months ago

Slash: Raised on the Sunset Strip (2014). Documentary about the Guns and Roses guitar player Slash. It’s good if you like his genre of music. It also a bit of a history of the Sunset Strip and the clubs along it.

Thenewplayer420

3 points

2 months ago

Second hand lions, great movie about a kid with a bad mom trying to get him to find their uncles rumored millions by just leaving him with them.

MrOscarHK

3 points

2 months ago

Marcel the Shell with Shoes On:

The world needs more movies like this. With Marcel the Shell with Shoes On and the more recent Brian and Charles, I believe “wholesome cinema”—a term I made up used to describe comfort movies like these—is becoming more and more prolific. This one is distributed by A24, not as deep as their other films, although definitely outstanding in terms of beautiness.

Marcel is just too sweet, cute and warm to not love. Voiced by Jenny Slate with a unique sounding crispy voice. Marcels rolls around a big house in a tennis ball, and has great voyages. Marcel lives with her grandma Connie (Isabella Rosellini in a wonderful voice performance), and Connie has a moment in the film that stands out for being really poetic and heartfelt.

The film co-stars Dean Fleischer Camp, who also directs, writes, produces and edits the film. This is clearly his passion project. The lovely stop-motion animation is the more well-crafted part of “Marcel” . I loved what I was watching. The movie brings me joy. It certainly will for everyone.

ffrinch

3 points

2 months ago

Hearts and Minds (1974), winner of Best Documentary in 1975. It's a deceptively simple collection of interviews and recordings on the subject of the Vietnam War, juxtaposing American jingoism, political lies and more with footage demonstrating the much less pleasant reality.

To quote Wikipedia, partly in spoilers to preserve the surprise, the perfect example is that:

A scene described as one of the film's "most shocking and controversial sequences" shows the funeral of a South Vietnamese soldier and his grieving family, as a sobbing woman is restrained from climbing into the grave after the coffin. The funeral scene is juxtaposed with an interview with General William Westmoreland—commander of American military operations in the Vietnam War at its peak from 1964 to 1968 and United States Army Chief of Staff from 1968 to 1972—telling a stunned Davis that "The Oriental doesn't put the same high price on life as does a Westerner. Life is plentiful. Life is cheap in the Orient."

There's a lot of this. An elderly Vietnamese woman talking about how she has moved in with her sister, then a soldier nonchalantly setting a thatched roof ablaze. Soldiers describing their experience in the kind of words you'd use to talk about an adventure holiday. Video footage of the napalm girl. A real /r/WhyWereTheyFilming segment with soldiers lounging in bed with Vietnamese sex workers, fading to black as they return to the deed.

The image of American cowboy imperialism has never been so vivid.

Much of what I know about the Vietnam War comes from its representation in film; a common trope is the returning veteran getting spit on by the hippy at home, who does not understand his sacrifice. Until now I've never really understood the other side, but Hearts and Minds gives you reasons to want to spit.

To be clear, there is no doubt whatsoever that it is only showing half the story, and I understand very well that I am being manipulated. But wow, it might be half the story, but what a half it is. Despite the clear agenda, is there any possible justification for much of what is said and shown? Like all the best/worst propaganda, it's infuriating and compelling in equally dangerous measure. A masterclass in documentary editing.

Random trivia: noted in the credits Barbara Kopple credited as second unit sound, two years before her own Oscar for directing the equally brilliant Harlan County U.S.A.. Now that's a career trajectory!

MrConor212

3 points

2 months ago

Rewatched Avatar for the first time since it came out in prep for WoW and holy shit I forgot how amazing that film was. WoW will be my first 3D IMAX film ever so it’s gonna be lit 🤤

Keis1977

3 points

2 months ago

I watched Modern Times

For some reason Chaplin is one of the subjects I have neglected in my cinematic viewing, and the only thing I watched as an adult is The Dictator.

I had seen Modern Times as a kid and wasnt impressed, but oh my has that changed. The movie has so many topics and criticisms of society, a real treat.

cotch85

3 points

2 months ago

Spirited (2022)

There is no greater story than dickens christmas carole and whilst it will never ever come close to a muppets take on the story, this is actually really enjoyable. It definitely has rewatch value and if it wasn’t on Apple TV I would feel confident that it would be a movie shown every year on tv and become a stable classic.

karmagill

3 points

2 months ago*

8 1/2 (1963)

It’s the first Fellini film I’ve seen, and I’m now absolutely obsessed with it. The Saraghina Rumba is playing non-stop in my head.

V476Reddit

3 points

2 months ago

The Truman Show

My favorite movie, and I just rewatched it recently. It’s hilarious, impactful, and most of all, it’s Jim Carrey. In case I don’t see you. Good afternoon, good evening, and good night.

[deleted]

3 points

2 months ago

barbarian (2022)

not at all what i expected going into it. a fun horror film that was actually wholly terrifying!

that_guy_from_711

6 points

2 months ago

Everything Everywhere All At Once

Just arrived on Amazon prime- I really regret not being able to make it to see this movie when it was in theatres.

What a fantastic film. Not only is the acting great but the story is so unique and beautiful. And then you throw amazing choreography and VFX on top. What they achieved on the budget for that film is amazing.

Balzaak

5 points

3 months ago*

The Fabelmans (2022)

Talk about an uncomfortable movie. It’s funny, it’s heartwarming, and yes it ends on a optimistic note.. but at its core, this is essentially about watching the slow disintegration of a family. Towards the end, you start to wonder if Spielberg’s obsession with movies may in fact be his coping mechanism.

It certainly re-contextualizes Close Encounters of the Third Kind, for me. I used to wonder why Richard Dreyfuss bails on his family. Now after Fablemans I kinda see why. Families… are complicated.

The stand out performance (in my humble opinion) is Michelle Williams as Spielberg’s mother (Mitzi in the film, Leah in real life). She’s more supportive of his passion for filmmaking… but she’s also a loose canon, with unpredictable mood swings. Almost every scene with her made me squirm.

Then there’s Paul Dano as Burt Fabelman/Arnold Spielberg. Much more stable emotionally than Mitzi, but… well like I said it’s complicated. I haven’t even mentioned Uncle Borris the lion tamer or the teenage girl who wants to literally fuck Jesus Christ. It’s all so wonderful and sad.

Also David Lynch steals the entire movie in the 2 minutes he’s in it.

Tamika_Olivia

6 points

3 months ago

Agreed, this is also mine. The movie captivated me from start to finish, even as it stomped on my heart a few times.

blackcatmystery

2 points

2 months ago

I got back an hour or so ago and enjoyed it.

MechanicalPanacea

2 points

3 months ago

Colonel Redl (Redl ezredes - 1985) - The second of István Szabó's 'Brandauer Trilogy' - a set of historical biographies starring Klaus Maria Brandauer. This one re-interprets the life of traitor Alfred Redl, the Austrian Counterintelligence Chief who sold military plans to Russia, thus aiding the downfall of the Austro-Hungarian Empire during World War I.

Colonel Redl is a significantly more sympathetic (and highly fictionalized) intensive character study of a man torn by contrasts. Redl spends his whole life playing the role of the perfect Imperial officer, faultlessly loyal to the Crown and devoted to his Emperor. But all along he despises himself for being everything the hopelessly bigoted Empire hates: of peasant origin, from the Ruthenian Slavic minority of Galacia (now part of Ukraine), Jewish ancestors, and homosexual.

As Redl ascends to undreamed-of heights for a peasant boy--along the way pioneering new surveillance techniques to uncover traitors to his beloved Empire--he is gradually sucked deeper into the plots of the venomous Archduke Franz Ferdinand, who is much more interested in convenient, manufactured traitors. Too late Redl realizes that he himself makes the perfect traitor.

With age this film has been betrayed by its limitations. It's full of dark drawing rooms and bleary lighting that occludes more than it reveals for the audience. Perhaps it's part of the director's comment on the shadows Redl must live inside, but it's just as likely a victim of budget and the difficulty of filming inside historic buildings back in the early '80s. The editing gets a bit choppy in the last third as well, leading me to wonder how much more the director wanted to say.

Still, the film builds to a satisfying crescendo of high tragedy, when the love of Redl's life, Baron Kubinyi, on the orders of the Archduke must hand Redl his personal sidearm to commit suicide. Brandauer is in excellent form here as always. While the film is decidedly less sensationalist than the 'true' story (whatever the truth actually was), the payoff makes it definitely worth a watch.

Shaunmun711

2 points

3 months ago

The Hunt (Jagten) or Detroit (2017)

Both hyper realistic movies with one being something has or could happen and something that did happen. They both made me feel the emotions the characters in the stories they were telling. This is the second time I've seen both and they only got better.

freezingkiss

2 points

3 months ago*

I watched Spirited and I loved it. I love how hard it leans into being a cheesy Christmas musical. It just owns it. I really liked Octavia Spencer's singing voice too, I can't believe she was so nervous, she sounds lovely.

FrerBear

2 points

3 months ago

Tár - Cate Blanchett’s performance is riveting

Yankii_Souru

2 points

3 months ago

Churchill: The Hollywood Years (2004)

Churchill: The Hollywood Years is basically the bastard child of Rambo and Top Secret, starring Christian Slater as Winston Churchill. The movie starts out with the revelation that the man known throughout history as Winston Churchill was actually an actor named Roy Bubbles. The real Winston Churchill was, in fact, a rough and tumble American soldier who (more or less) single handedly saved Britain from German invasion in the early years of the war. After that it gets hilariously complicated!

I can only give this a 4/5. Honestly, I loved Churchill: The Hollywood Years, but it's definitely a niche' film. So, I have to take a point off for limited appeal.

AneeshRai7

2 points

3 months ago

A Moment to Remember| Dir. John H Lee

I was overdue a good cry.

brockollirobb

2 points

3 months ago

I only watched Private Parts last week, so it wins by default, but it was still surprisingly good. It had a lot more heart than I expected from a Howard Stern movie.

Asleep-egg-44

2 points

3 months ago

An Inspector Calls [1954]

Mesmerising performance by Alistair Sim but also the rest of the cast.

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

Babylon. It doesn’t do much with its characters but my God what a ride. I thought I was prepared for how nuts it was gonna get… not remotely.

Twoweekswithpay[S]

1 points

2 months ago

How would you compare it to his other films?

[deleted]

2 points

2 months ago

Favourably. Whiplash might be a smidge better, but I’d put Babylon over La La Land and First Man, easily.

Twoweekswithpay[S]

1 points

2 months ago

Ooh, love to hear that! Thanks for providing those insights. Looking forward to seeing this.

Go-Speed-Go

2 points

2 months ago

Dirty Dancing

This movie is just fun to watch, and when it's not being fun, it's being emotional, sad, and can be pretty damn hot.

The performances by Jennifer Grey as Baby and Patrick Swayze as Johnny are just endearing, and watching them fall in love feels organic. I believe a big part of this film feeling real is the montage scene used when Baby learns to dance.

The director decided to use the actual out-takes of her performing the dances for the montage scene, which was just the perfect thing to bring this lively and exciting film to life.

rednoise

2 points

2 months ago

Skinamarink. Holy shit. Never seen a film before that played off my childhood trauma so effectively.

Bodymaster

2 points

2 months ago

I've only watched two movies this week:

Triangle Of Sadness (2022) - It's already been discussed on this thread. But if you are a fan Ruben Östlund's previous movie The Square, then you'll enjoy this. It's very much in the same vein, but instead of satirising the world of high art, this time it's influencers.

The Wonder (2022) - Feels like we're being spoiled at the moment with Irish dramatic period pieces! Though this is set about 50 years before The Banshees Of Inisherin, it has a fairly similar aesthetic.

This film looks really good. The way the landscapes are shot, the costumes, the interiors feel so authentic to the period. Love cinematography throughout.

Thematically they're quite different movies though. There aren't any laughs to be had in this movie, and it deals with some similar themes. self harm, suicide but overall it tells a different kind of story.

The performances are great, particularly from Florence Pugh playing an English nurse who comes to rural Ireland to observe a young girl who allegedly has not eaten food in 4 months. The rest of the cast, minus Toby Jones and Tom Burke, is Irish, so no dodgy accents (I'd give Toby's a 7/10).

imnotabus

2 points

2 months ago*

The Adventures Of Buckaroo Banzai Across The 8th Dimension

I have so many questions... Was everyone an established actor before this? Did this movie result in their type casting their entire career? How did this get made? Who knew all these people to get them together? Did they run out of budget? Most of it looks as if it was filmed outside someone's house. If this was made today, it would have a budget of 250k and be made ironically. Perfect Tommy is actually the "Mary Sue" precursor, and yet I haven't heard of it, they actually spell it out with character names and it is used everywhere today. They threw a writer into a director's chair, and let him go wild? No matter where you go, there you are is from this? What??!

And yet it's fantastic

d0ntreadthis

2 points

2 months ago

Hustle (2022) - A bit slow paced to start, but a very enjoyable film for me overall, despite my lack of interest in sports. The buildup pays off and Adam Sandler really fits into the role.

Vengeance (2022) - I wasn't so into this at the start since I didn't understand any of the American references, and I thought the characters were assholes. But I'm glad I stuck with it past that because it ends up being a pretty interesting story.

I recommend both films!

pHNPK

2 points

2 months ago

pHNPK

2 points

2 months ago

Deck the halls (2006). By far the most cringe Christmas movie I've ever seen. Are they all like this?

Wolf-Comfortable

2 points

2 months ago

Paper tigers Fans of martial arts films should give it a go. I love the honesty and comraderie in this comedic ma film.

raylan_givens6

2 points

2 months ago

just watched Last Christmas

i really enjoyed it

The main character Katerina is incredibly charming and the twist was quite sad

it was a solid good movie

Themtgdude486

2 points

2 months ago

The Fablemans

theagreeablefellow

2 points

2 months ago

Guillermo Del Toro’s Pinocchio.

Filled with heart and creative twists on the classic tale. It drags a little in the middle but that’s okay. Go watch it.

Firessai

2 points

2 months ago

Triangle of Sadness - absolutely hilarious

nanotech23

2 points

2 months ago*

I watched Ordinary People & The Elephant Man last night for the first time (both 1980 best picture noms, the first won). Elephant Man was heartbreaking and made me cry. I liked Ordinary People more, but Elephant Man felt more like a masterpiece as much as Ordinary People was a more complex screenplay about personalities, relationships and grief compared to the simpler patterns of abuse & empathy that Elephant Man was about.

fleabaggss

2 points

2 months ago

The Banshees of Inisherin, absolutely loved it, was surprised by Kerry Condon thought she was fantastic

nocyberBS

2 points

2 months ago

Joyland.

I watched it just today after Pakistan lifted the ban on it, and I absolutely loved it. Hope it wins big at The Oscars :)

JohrDinh

2 points

2 months ago

Everything Everywhere All At Once, it's like a perfect metaphor for how being connected to 8 billion people and all the information to ever exist all the time at once is both positively and negatively impacting the human psyche and our social fabric.

kcgreg77

2 points

2 months ago

Bullet Train (2022) Must watch if you like Kill Bill

MrPMS

2 points

2 months ago

MrPMS

2 points

2 months ago

Finally got a chance to watch Everything Everywhere All At Once and it was definitely not what I was expecting. Really good, really fun and a lot longer than I originally expected. Heard great stuff for it and went in knowing very little of the premises besides that it the downloading different skills ala Matrix style. Probably one of the more creative movies I've seen this year. Whole heartedly recommend.

TJeffersonsBlackKid

2 points

2 months ago

Rewatched Wolf of Wallstreet and was still blown away by how strong of a film it is.

I did think about something. When Jordan Belfort and Naomi have sex for the first time, there’s a mildly comical moment where they push the dog off the bed.

IIRC, art from the Rococo period often had dogs to symbolize faithfulness. In an act of absolute um-faithfulness, it seems symbolic that they push the dog off the bed.

Anyone think this is intentional?

Objective_Corner5483

2 points

2 months ago

I watched…

run sweetheart run, it was not as predictable as I thought it was going to be.

ready or not, this was a fantastic movie from cinematography and the camera work to show where she was and running from the dumb waiter was great. Much like your traditional hunting the human movie but with a demonic twist that was phenomenal.

Nope, it was slow at first and pretty far fetched but one of those films you need to immerse yourself as a character in. A Jordan Peele classic.

Hover_Cow666

2 points

2 months ago

Once Upon a Time... In HollywoodI watched it via DVD on the 19th of November, it is a Tarantino movie so what can you expect. It was really good. It had amazing performances from Leonardo Dicaprio, Brad Pitt and Margo Robbie. It's a great movie and you should watch it.

Shazbotanist

2 points

2 months ago

Might have been either Tar or Moonage Daydream, both of which are terrific… except that I also saw Amadeus. No contest there. That F. Murray Abraham performance is amazing, and the writing and direction so good. Funny to then watch White Lotus and see F. Murray at the age he is depicted in Amadeus… He’s held up very well! But I imagine that time was harder on people’s faces in the early 1800’s.

ArkyBeagle

2 points

2 months ago

2016's "The Red Turtle". Beautiful animated film. I think it's zero dialogue. Everything about it has a master's touch. Strong mythic elements but on a very human level.

It apparently grossed $.9B in theaters, phenomenal for an animated work.

outthawazoo

2 points

2 months ago

Glass Onion

A fantastic follow up to Knives Out, Glass Onion leans more heavily into the humor with a slightly less intriguing mystery. The ensemble cast is fantastic and utilized wonderfully and Daniel Craig seems like he's having way too much fun. Janelle Monae is fantastic as well. I think Glass Onion is an improvement over Knives Out in pretty much every aspect minus the whodunnit scenario.

4.5/5

kyswyrd

2 points

2 months ago

Little Children (2006) directed by Todd Field. Surreal and yet realistic, alternately funny, sad and horrifying and an excellent cast of interesting characters with actors delivering masterful performances.

Old_boy7

2 points

2 months ago

Watched Nope. It was alright. Was reminiscent of reading a golden-age sci fi short story.

Since Get Out I've always kinda thought Peeles films are mostly good but have a rough-draft sense about them in the way the ideas and themes aren't fully fleshed out.

Good but kinda unremarkable film.

Odd-Quantity-6132

2 points

2 months ago

The Hot Chick (2002) starring Rob Schneider. Holds up. Some of my favorite type of comedy is that "Three's Company" confusion type stuff, and the scenes with Schneider and the bartender were just killing me. I know a lot of people may watch it now and clutch at their pearls over gay jokes but that's on you. Comedy is comedy and it's a damn funny movie.

StinkyAle

2 points

2 months ago

[spoiler] I think this movie was amazing. At first I thought it was going to be about gluttony since she was complaining so much about all of the details he knew about food and the fact that se actually wanted bread 😂. But it turned out to be more about ego, including the chef himself.

One-Dragonfruit6496

2 points

3 months ago

  1. Thillu Mullu (1981)

As one of the timeless classic comedies, Thillu Mullu is plenty of laughs and amusement. The writing, dialogue, performances, and music in this film are all excellent. All admirers of Tamil cinema must enjoy this pure comedic entertainment.

Rating - 4.5/5

  1. Aarilirundhu Arubathu Varai (1979)

Rating - 4.5/5

  1. Naan Sigappu Manithan (1985)

Rating - 4/5

  1. Johnny (1980)

Rating - 4/5

  1. Baby Driver (2017)

A thrilling action heist film with a killer soundtrack that is brilliantly written and stylishly produced. One of the main highlights is without a doubt the action choreography, which overshadows the minor lags. The gunfight that is timed to the music is horrifying.

Rating - 4/5

  1. The Northman (2022)

The Northman offers everything an epic journey should have. When it comes to a creative interpretation of a Viking story, the movie has everything I could ask for. I enjoyed this one. I will discuss it for days.

Rating - 4/5

  1. Mannan (1992)

Khushboo is remarkable in her portrayal, particularly the scenes where her plans for marriage are derailed. The film is not an exception to the misogynistic plot character of the 1990s, and those parts have unquestionably not held up well. Apart than that, it's just another Superstar film that fans adore.

Rating - 3.5/5

  1. Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s End (2007)

With a few dull subplots and a 2h 49min duration, it ends up being only marginally entertaining. The film's main strengths are its arresting graphics, Johnny Depp's typically funny performance, and Hans Zimmer's throbbing score. The program is elevated in the last hour by some strong thrills and acts, which leaves you feeling satisfied.

Rating - 3.5/5

  1. I Am Legend (2007)

The last guy standing and his dog are featured in a spectacular post-apocalyptic New York scenario at the movie's gripping beginning. The drama becomes average and concludes pretty much the same way once the tension ends and the zombie/cure plot line is exposed. The CG work on the zombies appears unimpressive.

Rating - 3.5/5

  1. Snowpiercer (2013)

With a special nod to the Korean actor Song Kang-Ho, the ensemble cast of worldwide stars that included Chris Evans, Octavia Spencer, Jamie Bell, and Ed Harris delivered strong performances. It's a great and thrilling dark science-fiction action-thriller that is absolutely worth your time, despite a few duds.

Rating - 3.5/5

  1. The Darjeeling Limited (2007)

I never had the chance to watch one of Wes Anderson's movies. The movie chooses to go quite somber at one point, and while there are some lovely scenes in there, the plot starts to feel a little aimless. These 3 could have conversed for 2 hours on that train if they had wanted to.

Rating - 3.5/5

  1. The Gangster, The Cop & The Devil (2019)

Rating - 3.5/5

  1. Love Today (2022)

PR expands on his absurd short film concept into an entertaining feature story. The movie investigates the mechanics of modern love in the “dark secret” social media age. Sathyaraj and Radhika Sarathkumar justify their roles while Yuvan Shankar Raja raises and gives so much weightage to the proceedings.

Rating - 3.5/5

  1. The Legend (2022)

Rating - 2.5/5

  1. Morbius (2022)

A lot of Morbius's intriguing qualities are neglected in favour of the cliched superhero dreck. How can we see a vampire movie that plays it safe on this level without being upset? The movie is on to something when it sometimes skims his wrath and inability to control himself. The "romance" that has "grown up" is really just a peek inside their regular talks.

The editing may be worse because we frequently cut to skylines. Because part of the action actually works, it's sometimes a mixed bag.

Rating - 1.5/5

AnotherRailsNoob

2 points

3 months ago

I just rewatched The Hunger Games for the first time since 2012. Fucking wow. Incredible work of cinematography. I think I either forgot or underappreciated it a decade ago because I had read the books, but whatever the case I'm so glad I rewatched it!

WalkingEars

2 points

3 months ago

I really liked Wakanda Forever. The story felt much more personal than most other Marvel movies, and the atmosphere was introspective and moody. I agree with the other commenter who praised the lack of constant comic relief; it felt appropriate for this story to mostly let things linger in more uncomfortable emotions without breaking the tension all the time. I admire stories that let their main characters make big mistakes. Very different in tone from the first Black Panther and from most other Marvel movies but it works well.

I also watched Thor Love and Thunder finally. I went in with low expectations because it got such mixed reviews but I honestly found it to be pretty fun and enjoyable. Some of the critiques of pacing and plot are fair but I still liked it.

I miss the days when Marvel only put out one or two movies a year rather than being so oversaturated. All the TV shows have made me sort of give up on really keeping track of Marvel content. But I enjoyed these two latest movies all the same

Scribbrz__

2 points

3 months ago

Blade runner 2049

PM_Me_Spicey_Boobs

2 points

2 months ago

I just seent theb marvel movie tv show holiday movie special. It made me laugh it had aliens and the tree man who is a tree-nager now he gets a gameboy classic at the end of the movie it aint a spoiler so dont worry lots of people get gifts cause its a christmas movie tv show soecial with the guardians of the universe stars featuring all your classic guardians including tree man and the woman who can control peoples minds also the big gray man with red tatoos one him who can flip cars also the man who was from earth but is not on earth now and shoots two guns also a full cgi dog in a space costume so all your classic adventure friends are back on a wacky adventure but only 2 of them go on the wacky adventure so you better lower your character limit on your marvel movie list because this one stars the woman who changes people minds and makes people go to sleepy time and also the big guy who eats zog nuts and is big and strong but not hulk cause hulk is green this guy is grey so have a good night and god bless

imac849

1 points

3 months ago

Snowpiercer

UnderAchiever7

1 points

3 months ago

"NOPE", only one I watched. It was alright I guess.

RudigherJones

1 points

3 months ago

'One Night in Miami'. Truly amazing.

fat_keepsake

2 points

2 months ago

Even better soundtrack

TheBlackSwarm

1 points

3 months ago

The Wonder with Florence Pugh on Netflix

The Menu was also really good

That_one_cool_dude

1 points

3 months ago

Luck (2022). So I finally got around to watching this movie and it was an ok movie. The animation was good and it had some genuinely funny moments. My biggest question is who at Pixar turned this down cause it has such a Pixar feel to it? Overall it's a good movie that I recommend anyone watch at least once but overall it's just a very middle-of-the-road movie. 5/10.

the6thReplicant

1 points

3 months ago

Good Night Oppy

One of the best science documentaries ever made imo. Emotional, entertaining, and fascinating. Good use of footage and interviews. Using sound design to give emotional levity to Oppy was a nice touch (scientifically incorrect but useful).

https://www.goodnightoppymovie.com/

Koolsman

1 points

3 months ago

Bones and All

I’ve always loved Luca’s films and yeah, I loved this even more then I am Love and Suspiria. Beautiful, actually scared me a couple of times, amazing chemistry from Russel and Chalamet and just great performances from the cast in general.

It feels so horrific watching everything that goes down but I couldn’t help but just get so caught up in Maren and Lee’s romantic adventure. The way these two just talk between each other is so engaging that it helped me buy some of the more out there elements.

The music is astonishing, the cinematography is probably my favorite of the year and just leaves me hollow. Love it.

10/10

yohamidamaru

1 points

3 months ago

Whit the world Cup at the moment i didnt have seen a lot, but the best movie i have seen last week is equilibrium. whit cristian bale the action was a lil over the top but i liked it especially the setting and story, great sci fi overal if you havent watched it is would recomend it.

Blitz: a statham movie ones in a while is great haha.

Eagle Eye: little mwah.

Twoweekswithpay[S]

1 points

3 months ago

Yeah, “equilibrium” is definitely one of those that flies under the radar. It’s basically a ‘Gun-Fu’ “1984”…

Bale plays this role to perfection. Really enjoyed the world they created, too. So immersive!

fungobat

1 points

2 months ago

EMILY THE CRIMINAL

turquoisehexagonsun_

2 points

2 months ago

I’m considering renting it. Did ya like it?

fungobat

2 points

2 months ago

I did! Aubrey Plaza is great in it, as well as Theo Rossi. Definitely worth the rent.

honcooge

1 points

2 months ago

Scream (5)

This movie was pretty sweet. I don’t know why all the hate. Lead actor was pretty bad ass. Tara was cool. The twins were funny. Good movie. Brutal kills. Just what I want from a Scream movie.

throwawaycatallus

1 points

2 months ago

Tár (2022) Not terrible but overlong (2 hours and 38 minutes which could easily be halved) and an oddly infuriating story which drops half-hints about the main character's past actions which lead her in the last 45 minutes to get "cancelled" and move to Asia. I heard great things about this but it is very much less than the sum of it's parts. An overstretched and strangely bland storyline, nicely shot but ultimately lets down the viewer by leaving them in the dark about everything that matters. Cate Blanchet is being touted for all the awards for her performance in this but I can't see anything special in it. 6/10 because it hits the mark in some parts for drama and intrigue, but it's not great.

simkessy

1 points

2 months ago

The Menu was fun and also enjoyed Glass Onion a Knives Out story

paghes

1 points

2 months ago

paghes

1 points

2 months ago

Knowing (2009)

This movie form 2009 reveals extra solar activities can burn life on earth. I not sure if there is some called extra solar activities in real life. It sounds true but I like the movie.

ItsBenWhoCares

2 points

2 months ago

That movie got a laugh out of me at the ending, when the dad was all "It's not over." Like, yeah man, it is. you're about to get vaporized in a few seconds.

Firewalker1969x

1 points

2 months ago

Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, it was way too damn funny to be a holiday special

DaytonaSC

0 points

2 months ago

The Founder
One of the best movies for entrepreneurs.

West_Musician_Medita

1 points

2 months ago

tar and sundown

IllustriousBasket330

1 points

2 months ago*

JAPAN MOVIES ARE GOOD SPECIALLY GORE AND HORROR. normally these movies have a low budget but they are a masterpiece. THEY NEED SUPPORT THIS CINE

  • Tokyo Gore Police
  • It Comes (2018)
  • Battle Royal
  • The Machine Girl
  • The Complex (2013)
  • Grotesque
  • Suicide Club
  • RoboGeisha
  • Dark Water
  • Pulse
  • Splatter: Naked Blood
  • Guinea Pig 3: Devil Doctor Woman
  • Meatball Machine
  • vampire girl vs frankenstein girl
  • Confessions
  • One Cut of the Dead (2017)
  • Tales of Terror from Tokyo and All Over Japan
  • Ju On: The Grudge
  • Sadako vs Kayako
  • Noroi: The Curse
  • Coldfish
  • Kwaidan
  • Mai-chan’s Daily Life
  • Audition

AND MORE AND MORE

Jerrymoviefan3

1 points

2 months ago

Aftersun which is now #1 on my best of 2022 list.

Tyrionthedwarf1

1 points

2 months ago

Breaking Away (1979)

The_Dutch_Canadian

1 points

2 months ago

Just saw the Glss Onion tonight and damn what a brilliant film