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No. 2842

Can we have a comfy movie thread where we discuss recent movies that we watched and rate them? We can also ask for recommendations and talk about anything movie related like theories, analysis, impressions, etc.
Animated movies, old Hollywood movies, foreign movies, movies you like and think no one has seen, so movies of any kind are welcome!

No. 2843

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I'll start with Loving Vincent that was released last year. I just watched it yesterday and I loved it.
What makes the movie stand out is that each frame is made of an actual oil painting inspired by Van Gogh. Apparently, more than 100 artists worked on the movie making these oil paintings. You can see the immense work that was put into this, bringing to life Van Gogh's works. The soundtrack is composed by Clint Mansell, the same who did the OST for Moon and Fountain. I'd definitely recommend you watch it.

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i rewatched baby driver recently (along with all the edgar wright films) and ive been really into films centred around music and that have a good soundtrack so if anyone's got any recommendations id appreciate it!!
anything chill like drive 2011 with a cute romantic side story is a bonus

No. 2845

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I rewatched Matilda recently for the first time in a while. I usually hate when films deviate from the original books too much, but I just love the film so much, it all just worked.

The bit at the very end where Matilda and Miss Honey are rollerblading, having picnics, and playing around makes me well up like nothing else. It's so perfect and optimistic. Even in the darker moments through the film, there's this incredible hope and joy that really moves me. It's a real comfort watch.

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>>2845
I loved that movie as a kid! It was my comfort movie. And I completely agree, that scene at the end really warms my heart like nothing else.
Before the Harry Potter mania and kids wishing they received a letter from Hogwarts, I remember wanting to have telekinetic powers because of Matilda so much that I would occasionally stare at a spoon hoping it would bend. lel silly me it never happened ;_;

On a side note, I always wished to have a piece of that chocolate cake. It looks so yummy.

No. 2847

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I'm going to watch Citizen Kane in a few moments because I shamefully haven't already and my KINO e-friends think that you can't call yourself a true cinephile if you haven't watched it. I'll report back with my spoiler free review.

No. 2848

>>2847
>spoiler free
>of a classic black and white movie
I don't think that's needed anon.

No. 2849

>>2848
There might be others who haven't watched it.

No. 2850

>>2849
It's not about not having watched, I didn't.
I just find this whole "spolier" shit that came with the dumb "nerdy geek" online critic culture dumb as fuck.
You can't spoil a well told story just because you know what will happen. Not ever movie is a M. Night Shyamalan that's only about le plot twist.

No. 2851

>>2842
I've watched a few recently but nothing really stands out.

I watched annihilation which was pretty weird especially the last 3rd.

For comfy films i'd say stuff like
>our idiot brother
>adventure land
>into the wild

>Animated movies

I've gotten back into ghibli again so
>howls moving castle
>valley of the wind
>porco rosso

I don't have any old or foreign but some past films had good soundtracks

>trainspotting 2

>the man from uncle
>baby driver
>hanna
>fright night remake

No. 2852

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Last year I got mildly obsessed with watching movies and watched a total of 260 films (not including short films) over the course of about six months. I'm going through my watchlog from that time, so I'll post some of the standouts as recommendations. Also for the record I was a miserable fuck all of last year so most of what I watched was horror or depressing in some way.

1. GOOD TIME (2017) dir. Safdie brothers (USA - crime/thriller/drama)
>After a heist goes awry, a bank robber tries to free his brother from Rikers Island.
very fun fast-paced film.

2. CURE (1997) dir. Kiyoshi Kurosawa (JAP - psych. thriller/horror)
>A wave of gruesome murders is sweeping Tokyo. The only connection is a bloody X carved into the neck of each of the victims. In each case, the murderer is found near the victim and remembers nothing of the crime. Detective Takabe and psychologist Sakuma are called in to figure out the connection, but their investigation goes nowhere…
less J-horror and more of a crime thriller. More scary in a discomforting/unsettling way than a straight-up horrifying way.

3. THE THING (1982) dir. John Carpenter (USA - sci-fi/horror)
>Scientists in the Antarctic are confronted by a shape-shifting alien that assumes the appearance of the people it kills.
Worth all the hype. Uses practical effects, paranoia, and isolation to build atmosphere.

4. SPOORLOOS/THE VANISHING (1988) dir. George Sluizer (DUTCH - thriller)
>Rex and Saskia's holiday in France is cut short when Saskia disappears. Three years later, Rex, still obsessed with finding her, is approached by a chemistry teacher who suggests he knows what happened.
Very creepy and uncomfy. Depicts the horror that's more realistic and evil than thrilling.

5. CERTIFIED COPY (2010) dir. Abbas Kiarostami (INT'L - art film)
>In Tuscany to promote his latest book, a middle-aged English writer meets a French woman who leads him to the village of Lucignano.
Unique and enigmatic film about authenticity and the worth of originality. Kind of hard to explain. If you do watch it, don't worry about feeling confused – it's not really meant to be logical.

6. IN THE MOOD FOR LOVE (2000) dir. Wong Kar-wai (HK - romance)
>A melancholy story about the love between a woman and a man who live in the same building and one day find out that their husband and wife had an affair with each other.
Very comfy, and beautifully shot. A movie about cheating that focuses on empathy rather than revenge.

7. THROUGH A GLASS DARKLY (1961) - dir. Ingmar Bergman (SWE - family drama)
>Karin hopes to recover from her recent stay at a mental hospital by spending the summer at her family’s cottage on a tiny island. Her husband cares for her but is frustrated by her physical withdrawal. Her younger bother is confused by Karin’s vulnerability and his own budding sexuality. Their father cannot overcome his haughty remoteness. Beset by visions, Karin descends further into madness.
Dark and existential, tackles incest, faith, and mental illness. But very poignant and engaging.

8. NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN (2007) - dir. Coen Brothers (USA - western neo-noir thriller)
>Llewelyn Moss stumbles upon dead bodies, $2 million and a hoard of heroin in a Texas desert, but methodical killer Anton Chigurh comes looking for it, with local sheriff Ed Tom Bell hot on his trail. The roles of prey and predator blur as the violent pursuit of money and justice collide.
It's just cool as fuck. If you like westerns you'll probably enjoy it.

9. GRAVE/RAW (2016) - dir. Julia Ducournau (FRA/BELG - horror/drama/coming of age)
>Justine, youngest in a family of vegetarian veterinarians, begins vet school at the age of 16 and is forced to eat raw meat for the first time during a hazing ritual.
Marketed as a horror but more of a coming-of-age. Has a kind of conservative allegorical message about the consequences of living to excess.

10. GREEN ROOM (2015) - dir. Jeremy Saulnier (USA - horror)
>A young punk rock band find themselves trapped in a secluded venue after stumbling upon a horrific act of violence.
Just a solid thriller. Bleak and isolated with pointed, effective violence the way thrillers (IMO) should be.

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>>2852
11. THE WAILING (2016) - dir. Na Hong-jin (KOR - horror)
>A Japanese stranger arrives in a little Korean village and soon after a mysterious sickness starts spreading. A policeman is drawn into the incident and is forced to solve the mystery in order to save his daughter.
Well acted with some really cool, mesmerizing sequences. Has an interesting cultural element.

12. THE KILLING OF A SACRED DEER (2017) - dir. Yorgos Lanthimos (IRE/UK - horror)
>A teenager’s attempts to bring a brilliant surgeon into his dysfunctional family take an unexpected turn.
Strange, illogical, and kind of uncomfortable (but funny as fuck, at least IMO).

13. PRZYPADEK (1987) - dir. Krzystof Kieslowski (POL - drama)
>Witek runs after a train. Three variations follow on how such a seemingly banal incident could influence the rest of Witek’s life.
I'm honestly not sure why I liked this so much so I dunno how to recommend it. There's a pretty heavy niche political element that might put off some people (though the real-life political backstory of the film is pretty interesting). Watch the Criterion release.

14. LE FEU FOLLET (1963) - dir. Louis Malle (FRA - drama)
>Alain Leroy is a recovering alcoholic who decides to end his life, but first decides to visit his friends in Paris one last time, in an attempt at finding a reason to continue living.
A depressed man realizes his existence is irrelevant. Beautifully shot but it really fucked me up when I first watched it.

15. BLADE RUNNER (1982) - dir. Ridley Scott (USA - neo-noir scifi)
>In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019, blade runner Rick Deckard is called out of retirement to terminate a quartet of replicants who have escaped to Earth seeking their creator for a way to extend their short life spans.
Very slow sleepy movie, NOT the action film a lot of people unfamiliar with it assume it is. Has aged kind of poorly but I still enjoyed it watching it for the first time last year. The worldbuilding and set design really help the visuals stand out.

16. POSSESSION (1981) - dir. Andrzej Zulawski (FRA/GER - psych. horror-drama)
>A young woman left her family for an unspecified reason. The husband determines to find out the truth and starts following his wife. At first, he suspects that a man is involved. But gradually, he finds out more and more strange behaviors and bizarre incidents that indicate something more than a possessed love affair.
Weird as fuck, pretty creepy/unsettling with some pretty sickening sequences. Isabelle Adjani is amazing in it (plus she's just a qt).

17. SLEEP HAS HER HOUSE (2017) - dir. Scott Barley (UK - experimental)
>The shadows of screams climb beyond the hills. It has happened before. But this will be the last time. The last few sense it, withdrawing deep into the forest. They cry out into the black, as the shadows pass away, into the ground.
The official summary doesn't reveal much because honestly not much happens. A very visually dark film, almost primitive in its simplicity. Really, really slow though, just a warning. There are no characters, no dialog, some of the shots stretch on for many minutes with almost no development on-screen. Very masterfully constructed IMO. Really depressing.


18. SYNECDOCHE, NEW YORK (2008) - dir. Charlie Kaufman (USA - postmodern drama)
>A theater director struggles with his work, and the women in his life, as he attempts to create a life-size replica of New York inside a warehouse as part of his new play.
Explores existentialism, solipsism, and the universal nature of human experience.

19. ANGST (1983) - dir. Gerald Kargl (AUSTRIAN - horror)
>A killer is released from prison and breaks into a remote home to kill a woman, her handicapped son and her pretty daughter.
Very violent, with some very cool filming techniques and good sound design.

20. OSLO 31 AUGUST (2011) - dir. Joachim Trier (NORW - drama)
>Anders is a recovering drug addict in an Oslo rehab clinic. On the 30th August, he is given a day’s leave to attend a job interview in the city centre.
Based on the same source material as Le Fou Follet. Not as well shot as that movie and the protagonist is kind of different. The protagonist is an addict but it's not really a film about drugs. Pretty depressing.

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>>2853
LAST POST I PROMISE I don't want to sperg the thread up too much

21. PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK (1975) - dir. Peter Weir (AUS - mystery drama)
>On Valentine's Day in 1900, a group of schoolgirls set out to picnic at Hanging Rock. Several of them disappear , never to be seen again.
Ambient, droning, and dreamlike. Also very ambiguous, and kind of unsettling without being pure horror.

22. THE TEXAS CHAINSAW MASSACRE (1974) - dir. Tobe Hooper (USA - horror)
>Five friends visiting their grandfather’s house in the country are hunted and terrorized by a chain-saw wielding killer and his family of grave-robbing cannibals.
A classic for a reason. Grimy and visceral without being overly gory or violent.

23. JAGTEN (2012) - dir. Thomas Vinterberg (DEN - drama)
>A teacher lives a lonely life, all the while struggling over his son’s custody. His life slowly gets better as he finds love and receives good news from his son, but his new luck is about to be brutally shattered by an innocent little lie.
A nursery teacher is accused of sexually abusing a child and although he's not guilty he must deal with the outcome of the accusation. Kind of fascinating to watch as a victim of child sexual abuse myself.

24. 12 ANGRY MEN (1957) - dir. Sidney Lumet (USA - courtroom drama)
>The defense and the prosecution have rested and the jury is filing into the jury room to decide if a young Spanish-American is guilty or innocent of murdering his father. What begins as an open and shut case soon becomes a mini-drama of each of the jurors’ prejudices and preconceptions about the trial, the accused, and each other.
Another classic that deserves to be a classic. I really was expecting to be bored by this but it's riveting despite being so simple.

25. HAPPINESS (1998) - dir. Todd Solondz (USA - black comedy-drama)
>The lives of many individuals connected by the desire for happiness, often from sources usually considered dark or evil.
This movie is kind of disgusting (and there IS child sexual abuse in this one). Very perverse.

26. CACHE (2005) - dir. Michael Haneke (INT'L - psych. thriller)
>A married couple is terrorized by a series of videotapes planted on their front porch.
Mysterious and deceptive with some political commentary. There's a lot to unpack in this film, and it's definitely not a straightforward thriller.

27. STALKER (1979) - dir. Andrei Tarkovsky (RUS - sci-fi/art)
>Near a gray and unnamed city is the Zone, a place guarded by barbed wire and soldiers, and where the normal laws of physics are victim to frequent anomalies. A Stalker guides two men into the Zone, specifically to an area in which deep seeded desires are granted.
long, slow, and philosophical. beautifully shot.

28. THE STRAIGHT STORY (1999) - dir. David Lynch (USA - drama)
>“The Straight Story” chronicles a trip made by 73-year-old Alvin Straight from Laurens, Iowa, to Mt. Zion, Wisconsin, in 1994 while riding a lawn mower. The man undertook his strange journey to mend his relationship with his ill, estranged, 75-year-old brother Lyle.
probably one of Lynch's most calming, comforting films. It's just very nice and gentle.

29. THE PIANO TEACHER (2001) - dir. Michael Haneke (FRA - psych. thriller)
>Erika Kohut, a sexually repressed piano teacher living with her domineering mother, meets a young man who starts romantically pursuing her.
Perverse and uncomfortable. Basically a very stark and disturbing look at sexual repression.

No. 2855

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Am I the only one who was underwhelmed with Citizen Kane?

I watched it last night and while I can see the effort and groundbreaking techniques used in filming, the camera angles, layering etc., I didn't feel emotionally connected to any of the characters in the movie and I didn't find the story interesting at all.

For those that haven't watched it, Citizen Kane, a wealthy newspaper publisher dies and his last words were "Rosebud" and a reporter is tasked to find out what he meant by that so they could publish a good newsreel about Kane.
I'd still recommend other farmers to watch the movie. I guess the fact that it's commonly titled as the best movie EVER had me expecting much more.

Sunset Boulevard is another movie I watched rather recently. It is also an older movie from the 50s but the acting is incredibly good. The story revolves around a silent movie actress, a former star that wants to get back into acting and hires a broke writer, former journalist to help her with the script.
The ending scene of Sunset Blvd. is one of the most famous ones, so if you don't feel like watching it, at least check out the ending. In short, the movie is a parody of then Hollywood but I guess you could apply it to the vaster population now, the desire to remain relevant, the need to get attention and doing whatever it takes to have the spotlight.

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>>2852
>>2853
>>2854
Your list is awesome, I watched most of the movies, so I'll definitely check the ones I didn't.

> PICNIC AT HANGING ROCK


This is one of my favorite movies. The setting, the story, the music, the acting, I never cease to get goosebumps from this Peter Weir's masterpieces. What's your take on the ending?

No. 2857

>>2854
God, the Hunt was such an emotional watch. It was brilliant.

No. 2858

>>2855

>the fact that it's commonly titled as the best movie EVER had me expecting much more.


Tbh hype has dissapointed me so many times. Now I don’t watch trailers or look up reviews until I’ve watched it entirely for myself. I feel it’s better to just go in without expectations. I know if I’d heard the hype around Lady Bird, for example, I wouldn’t have liked it as much as I did.

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Anyone else love the movie “In This Corner of the World.” It’s an animated slice-of-life movie about WWII Japan.

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Buffalo 66 is one of the best films of all time. Who else here enjoyed it?

No. 2861

Don't watch Tim's Vermeer, it's utter trash. I can't believe I wasted 30 minutes of my life on that obnoxious guy and his ridiculous theory. Tim makes absurd claims that Vermeer used camera obscura to paint his masterpieces and then Tim does a lame attempt to prove his point. The guy is so full of himself and the movie should be titled instead Tim sucks his own cock.
Seeing the movie praised on Rotten Tomatoes should have been a red flag.

No. 2862

>>2861
i liked it just fine..

No. 2863

>>2860
A lot of people seem to praise the movie, I'm going to watch it next weekend, thanks anon.

No. 2864

>>2862
Well, good for you. I know taste is subjective but to me, that movie was based on a loose theory and all about praising Tim's skills which I didn't get to see in practice, admittedly I haven't watched the entire movie, only half of it.

No. 2865

>>2856
I love the ending, the ambiguity helps uplift the general mood of unease and hysteria present in the whole film. that shot of the headmistress in mourning clothing gives me chills every time.

No. 2866

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Some Korean movies I've seen recently:

>I SAW THE DEVIL

This movie. So. Many. Graphic. Scenes. Choi Min Sik is a wonderful actor and carries the movie, Lee Byung-hun is good but very stoic. I saw it once and never again, because I realized the shock factor of the movie only works once and when it goes away you begin to notice all the plot holes. Plenty of sickening scenes, so be careful. (Spoilers) Korea must be fucking paradise for serial killers (thought it was America) since there's so many of them (taxi scene and serial killer friend). Every woman in this movie has no use other than being raped/murdered or both. I'm not expecting every woman in movies to be a badass, but come on. No character development whatsoever.

>MY SASSY GIRL

Dropped. I heard so much praise for this movie, it's probably the most well known korean movie before Oldboy and honestly, I don't see the hype. I like Jun Ji Hyun but her character here is so unlikeable, I only got to the middle of it. I couldn't stand the female lead mistreating the protagonist at every turn and while I do know something happens at the end, I won't be investing more time on this movie.

>TRAIN TO BUSAN

Watched this with my family. It's a fairly entertaining movie if you can look past the atrocious acting and the super dramatic scenes. Gong Yoo is just terrible here and pales in comparison to the child actress. Actually, most of the adult actors suck. The zombies are pretty well done tho. (Spoilers) This is way you don't stick idols in movies. Sohee is the worst actress ever. Also, I was so disappointed when the soldier didn't shoot them. It would have been a more powerful ending, and a better movie overall.

No. 2867

I finally just watched the shape of water last night and I adored it. I am a big fan of del toro anyway, mostly pan's labyrinth and the orphanage, but this was just lovely, reads like a dark fairytale just like how I loved the other two. The eccentric characters, different languages, colour palette, actors and actresses and themes, and most of all, doug jones and his costuming, which was immaculate as usual.

Eliza gave me some serious Amelie vibes for the whole movie though. Not a bad thing,but definitely seemed to draw from her character.


I also recently watched annihilation and although it felt extremely rushed and concised and missing bits, it was visually beautiful, a gorgeous landscape and concept and universe. I love that mix of beauty and sheer terror.

No. 2868

>>2863
Yee. You'll appreciate it if you enjoy black comedy or are into Vincent somehow (he's cute but that voice is awful lmao). I know the first time I watched it, I didn't really give a shit about it but a few years later, it became one of my very few favourites.

No. 2869

>>2867
I was a big fan of del toro also because of the pan's labyrinth and the orphanage yet the Shape of Water imo was pure garbage.

Where to start? The characters are cliche, the main antagonist is the typical villain made a caricature, the only thing that was lacking was maybe an evil laughter. And yes, I got serious Amelie vibes from her too but that irked me even more because it felt like a cheap stunt and easy writing. I like quirky characters done right, but in the movie it made Elisa look retarded and childish in a cringeworthy manner. Also, a sassy black woman sidekick? Seriously? You can't get more cliche than that. Oh, wait, you can with del Toro to the rescue. Add the merman, the evil governments and a kind-hearted scientist that does everything in the name of science to the mix and voila, you get the Shape of Water. Lastly, the merman or the fish god who I confess looks pretty hot in a way, he's the typical savage monster that has this softer, kinder and just side to him. All of it has been written and seen before, maybe I'm too old? I would have supposed this movie was intended for kids but then the sex scene, the masturbation, scenes, and a bit more violent scenes nullify all of that.

The love story between Elisa and the merman seems rushed and what made it even more unbelievable was that their friends, the sassy black woman, and her gay friend are completely okay with the fish dude, even after the fish guy devours a cat, so much that her friend asks how they had sex, instead of being shocked that they had sex at all. I also didn't like the huge plot holes and the predictability of the entire movie that's the inevitable result of the cartoonish story writing.

Visually shape of water delivers, there are some nice shots and the soundtrack is all right, it compliments the fairytale story.

Another thing that bothered me was the message of the movie, how just because someone is different we should except them, which on its own is entirely fine, however I think there was a line or two in the movie where it sounded much more like in the context of accepting immigrants. I'm not alt right for the record but I detest when someone pushes such things down my throat.

I don't mean to offend, a lot of people love Shape of Water but I was personally left disappointed. The movie is maybe nice to pass an afternoon to but it's definitely not deserving of an oscar, although we all know that the oscars don't mean anything anymore.

No. 2870

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I recently watched Tampopo and really loved it. It's sort of like a spoof on western films, but about ramen, and also the eroticism of food. It's basically a collection of vignettes featuring food, tied together with an overarching storyline about a woman who enlists the help of a trucker to make her ramen restaurant better. I highly recommend it to anyone who likes food, westerns, and humor.

No. 2871

>>2870
I love Tampopo! Now I'm craving ramen…

No. 2872

Does anyone have specific streaming or subscription services they use for movies?

No. 2873

>>2872
Nah, I call mine pirating, rutracker, 1337x and rarbg are all the services I'll ever need. 10/10, I recommend.

For streaming you could use solarmoviez or masterani.me, I don't use them so I can't say whether they're good or not. Also, I used to use popcorn time, I don't know if it's still any good.

No. 2874

>>2872
Asides from obvious stuff like Netflix, I really like Kanopy. It's free through certain public libraries and universities. It has mostly old, foreign, and indie films, not famous blockbusters, though.

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My favorite movie ever is Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I absolutely adore it and it never fails to make me cry in certain scenes. For instance, there's a scene where it starts raining in Joel's apartment when he and Clementine start singing a childhood song, and he runs under the table and it flashes back to when he was a kid laughing and playing in the rain, and god the music that plays during it makes me tear up every time like nothing else. If you haven't seen the movie I highly recommend it, to me it's a masterpiece.

>>2866
I share your thoughts on My Sassy Girl, I've heard from everyone how heartwarming and funny the movie was so I gave it a watch, had to turn it off after twenty minutes or so. The girl is incredibly and unfairly cruel to the guy and watching her slap him so many times for "humour" left a bad taste in my mouth. It's a shame because I heard the ending was a good plot twist and I love stuff like that, but eh I dunno if I'm bothered watching it again.

No. 2876

>>2875
Not to be that person, but I watched it because people kept going on and on about it and it was a piece of pretentious shit.

No. 2877

>>2876
I second this.

No. 2878

>>2876
>>2877
I downloaded the movie a day ago because of the reviews and all the praise it got, I got the feeling it would be pretentious but I'm still going to give it a watch. It's giving me the 500 Days of Summer vibe, but it can't be worse than that.

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Watched Pitch Perfect (1) for the first time a while ago because it was supposed to be the funniest film of its release year and a real pick-me-up watch. So I dived in and… is the fanbase some sort of inside joke? People raved about the film (and the sequel) when it came out so I had to find out for myself but I don't get it.

I cringed through the whole film. Every character was unlikable, embarrassing (not even in a funny way), Rebel Wilson grated on me through the whole feature. People hero-worshipped her character (Amy?) but she was just such an edgelord not-like-other-girls, same goes for the main character (Becca?). The singing was all awful, autotuned, and I had to turn it down for the singing sequences. Those "mixes" the main character made were like something you'd find in the shitposting side of soundcloud.

Asian girl is super quiet, lesbian girl is hypersexual and creepy to people, I laughed maybe once through the whole film (and it was more of an exhaling-sharply-through-nose).

Did I miss something? Even trying to take the film as a lighthearted, fun, not-at-all-serious thing, it just fell completely flat and awkward for me.

No. 2880

>>2876
>>2877
Agreed. I watched it because people couldn't shut up about how ~deep~ it was, but pretentious is the best way to describe it. It just seemed to want to have a certain ~aesthetic~ without much substance.

No. 2881

>>2843
Agree with anon made me cry 10/10

No. 2882

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Atomic blonde is really fucking good

No. 2883

Has anyone seen the new Avengers movie? I've been hearing it's really good but I'm not a big fan of superhero movies… I loved the Batman trilogy tho. Is it worth a watch?

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I watched Baby Driver last night and didn't really like it.
Kevin Spacey narrates the plot the whole time, there's no internal coherence and I was disappointed it didn't have that snappy clever Wright editing.
Sure, the music was good but overall, it was a snooze fest for me.

No. 2885

>>2884
yeah I didn't like it either, I felt really underwhelmed because a) I bought into the hype which I usually try not to do, and b) it didn't have Wright's style of writing like you said. Plus I had a hard time buying Elgort in the lead role. I can't be that easily convinced that he's cool lol.

No. 2886

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I just finished watching Children of Men and the movie is so-so. I saw it recommended so many times on imageboards but that's because of the theme of the movie I guess, a dystopian future (which is actually past now kek) where there's an infertility epidemic and barely any babies are being born. Now that I think about it when I imagine a dystopian future, it has more to deal with too many people on the planet, rather than an infertility crisis, you'd think that a human life would be more precious. There's a refugee crisis and for some reason refugees in the movie are being called fugees, lel don't know who came up with that. So, hunger, poverty, immigration crisis. The protagonist gets a task to help a young girl reach a certain destination. This is where the adventure starts. I found some of the dialogues cringey, the characters were lacking in depth and the story itself wasn't bad but I'm not sure if I would recommend it to anyone. 5/10

No. 2887

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I just watched A Quiet Place a few days ago and I loved it. It was incredible and very well done.
I left the movie with sore hands because I clenched my fists and dug my nails into my palm without realizing it until the credits rolled.
Whether you like horror or not, I suggest you watch this if you can. I've never seen anything like it.
Also, John Krasinski is so damn handsome, especially with a beard

No. 2888

>>246306
sorry, dropped pic but reposted. It's definitely worth the hype though

No. 2889

>>2887
I heard a lot of praise for the movie that I have to watch it too.

> Also, John Krasinski is so damn handsome

Agree.

>>2888
Sorry. I deleted my post when I saw you reposted.

No. 2890

>>2852
im loving your list, anon!!! i appreciate the diversity of genres and origin countries. had a really bad day, so im gonna curl up and watch a few from your list. thanks for posting!

No. 2891

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One of those love it or hate it, I absolutely loved it.
Its the perfect representative of a nightmare and just how uncomfortable it makes you.

No. 2892

>>2891
Thanks, anon for the recommendation, I'm downloading it now.

No. 2893

>>2892
No problem, it was a good experience at the least!

No. 2894

>>2890

I agree! The list is very well thought out I think… All of the movies you mentioned fit the theme of darkness an very well. You should continue it! :D

No. 2895

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>>2883
It's 100% worth a watch but I'd recommend watching a few of the previous Marvel films (Spiderman Homecoming, Black Panther, Guardians of the Galaxy, Thor, Ironman etc.) to get familiar with the characters first.

I actually came here to post about it. It was amazing. Marvel are really upping their game and I'm loving it.

No. 2896

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>>2894
>>2890
daww thanks anons.

No. 2897

>>2895
chiming in to agree. as stale and repetitive as these movies usually are, this one was really fun that being said, it seems pretty obvious they're going to do a deus ex machina/time travel thing to bring everyone back to life in the next one which is lame imo. if they actually don't, then i'll be seriously impressed.

No. 2898

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>>2891
Thanks again for the movie. At first, I thought it was going to be a typical "lovely couple moves into a haunted house" movie but I'm so glad that I was wrong.

I really liked the movie I wish the story was a bit more subtle with the biblical allegories however the emotions it provoked in me were strong and the last part of the movie was really intense, that I had to strongly resist the urge to pause.

No. 2899

>>2897
It's a comic book movie, people get killed/resurrected in Marvel comics ALL the fucking time and probably the only character that has stayed dead is Uncle Ben. But that being said, the sequels for Guardians of the Galaxy, Spiderman, Black Panther etc are in the works already and the screenwriter has already hinted at the scenario in a possible Dr. Strange sequel so yeah, they're all going to come back. Idk why people lost their shit over the ending, you have to be an absolute buffoon if you think they're going to die for real. It's so obvious they're going to do a Deus ex Machina and everything is going according to Dr. Strange's plan based on the one possible outcome he saw in the future.

Anyway I liked the movie fine. Thanos was an extremely interesting villain compared to everyone else in previous Marvel movies.

No. 2900

>>2898
Oh my fucking god are you kidding me?
This movie was the worst movie I ever watched. And I watched hella lot of movies including A serbian film.
I watched it in the cinema and I actually thought about leaving and I never thought about that.
Like when it really broke off with all of the violence I was really like "What the fuck is even happening" and then it just went on and on and on and on and on with no sense and no common theme at all. I get that it is supposed to be about mother earth and how humankind is destroying it big time, but it was just a huge fuck-up of a movie.

No. 2901

>>2900
The message of the movie was simple and obvious, which I agree but the thing that I liked about the movie is the emotions it delivered along with it.

Since most of us live in a place where capitalism reigns rampant, the best way to understand what we are doing to Earth is in terms of property and since we are anthropocentric presenting the damages in forms of damages to the property and a human was a brilliant idea.

I liked the personal filter that the movie used with her point of view. I liked the use of camera angles that made me feel like I had no air to breathe, I liked the crisp sound details, and the acting was top tier.

The relationship dynamic between the couple, mother and God was also interesting. If you ignore the premise of the movie, it's a story of a giver and a taker, someone who unconditionally loves and gives with the other person taking the love to feed his narcissistic and egotistic nature even if his selfish actions hurt his beloved one, bordering with psychopathy. It's also a story of an artist that gets addicted to the attention and the spotlight.

I completely get why someone wouldn't like the movie and I also didn't like how the movie was supposed to be about that one single point that Aranofsky was trying to convey and the blatantly obvious idea behind it all yet the movie made me feel the pain from her perspective. I felt her state of being vulnerable and defenseless and I was in fear of her well being throughout the movie.

I don't think it hurts to remind people ever so often that we are guests on this planet, and that the damage we do to it on a daily basis is real and it hurts the planet even though most likely the director himself doesn't care much about the environment.

No. 2902

>>2901
I love Aranofsky but I hated this movie. 90% of it is frustratingly boring and the ending was almost comically violent. His other films are fantastically disturbing, well paced, and stay with you for hours after the credits roll. Nothing about this movie was redeeming or insightful. It was a parable for Mother Earth, okay, that's nice.

Also Jennifer Lawrence is a terrible fucking actress and I really could not stand to watch her constantly making the same stupid, confused face. Knowing the only reason she was cast is because she was fucking the director made it hard to take her seriously as well.

No. 2903

Suggest me stuff to watch on Netflix, I live in a major nanny state and people get fined all the time for downloading movies.

No. 2904

>>2903
Even if you use a proxy?

No. 2905

I found tain to Busan and black mirror to be pretty great Netflix watches. Annihilation on the other hand was fucking garbage.

No. 2906

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Has anyone else watched Okja?

I thought the movie was so-so. I like animals and usually, movies with animals in them and the protagonist having a special bond with them are dear to me, with my crying a lot. This movie didn't touch me at all.

The plot is the following, a company that has a bad reputation gets a new CEO who wants to improve their public image by raising so called super pigs that leave a lesser ecological footprint, need lesser resources and they can provide more meat in return. These super pigs are sent around the world for a ten year experiment, one of the lucky owners being the girl Mija that we see is very attached to the super pig but she is also obliged to return the pig to the company.

I didn't particularly like the movie because the characters are caricatures that act in a cartoonish way, the story is predictable and the overall message and the execution is shallow. Also, the main girl is cute and has a chubby face, but I thought her acting sucked. She has pretty much the same 2-3 facial expressions throughout the movie and the CGI pig looks too fake, too unreal to actually make me feel sorry for it.

I love Tilda Swinton, so I'm a bit disappointed.

4/10

No. 2907

>>2906
I actually really liked this film, it has charm. I think the mythical madeup creature was to capture the hearts of meat eaters and make them empathise with it. If it was a normal animal they eat anyway they would most likely avoid the film and sneer that the film is 'vegan bullshit'. As they connect with Okja throughout the film then they will relate it to what farm and industry animals go through. The aim of the film after all was to promote vegetarianism and veganism but to a wide audience.

No. 2908

>>2905
I just watched Train to Busan last night. Thought it was great, and I don't even usually like zombie movies.

No. 2909

>>2906
this guy's ideas just don't translate into English. the characters make such illogical, inexplicable actions and choices, and make bizarre statements that sound like poorly google translated text. See also snowpiercer for this problem. It makes me think our world really is more diverse than we think, to find Korean people's logic completely alien not just anglophone logic in korean words

No. 2910

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I'm going to start watching the handmaid's tale. Did anyone else watch it here?

No. 2911

>>2910
It. Is. Amazing.

Highly highly recommend. Watch with a friend because it can be quite traumatic. The cinematography, acting, and writing are all top notch. It doesn’t spoon feed the audience and allows moments to drag and linger. As a fan of the book, it is more than faithful.

No. 2912

>>2911
Awesome, thanks! In that case, I might ring my bff because she wants to watch something interesting and the weather here is dark and gloomy which makes it a perfect setting for a series binge.

Besides, Elisabeth Moss is a superb actress, I loved her in Top of the Lake.

No. 2913

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>>2912
If you liked her in Top of the Lake, you’re definitely going to like her in Handmaids. She’s at her best in both, except Handmaids gives her more material/room to flex her muscles I think. think she’s going to go down as one of the most phenomenal actresses of this generation.

The scenes are just breathtaking as well. Every frame is expertly crafted, taking into account every color and every beam of light. Sorry for fangirling but it’s honestly that good.

Definitey watch it with your bff though. There’s no way I would’ve managed alone, especially once you get to the second season.

No. 2914

>>2913

> I think she’s going to go down as one of the most phenomenal actresses of this generation.


I truly hope so, she entirely deserves it.

No. 2915

>>2914
>>2913
I agree, I love her, but why she have to be a scientologist…

No. 2916

>>2915
Say it ain’t so! The fucking irony. Hope she wakes up like many others have done. I don’t blame her for being brainwashed, and I have hope… maybe it’s misguided

No. 2917

>>2910
I watch it with my bf. It's pretty good.

No. 2918

>>2913
This is one of those shows where the plot freaks me out so fucking much that even just seeing it referenced unsettles me. I made the mistake of reading episode recaps and it made me want the entire world to end when I remembered how some civilizations actually do treat women this way or not that far off.

No. 2919

has there been any worthwhile hollywood movie over the last few years? I only ever noticed there is shittons of super hero movies that I am not interested in. Last thing I watched in cinema was inception in 2010. Is it just me or did hollywood become shitty over the years?

No. 2920

>>2910
book is fantastic.
I honestly can't watch the show though because Elisabeth Moss is a Scientologist. it just seems so ironic that she would play the role of Offred when she's in a horrible cult

No. 2921

>>2920
What really? That kills it for me.

No wonder she was so good at playing numb

No. 2922

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So, I watched Young Adult with Charlize Theron and give it a 4/10.
I don't know what I was expecting and I honestly wouldn't recommend it.
Since I don't really see myself growing up in a sense of having family, kids or having a desire to do that, I guess I wanted a movie with something I could relate myself to. Instead, they negatively portrayed the main character, the young adult and made it look like a bad thing.

In short, she receives the news that her ex became a dad, comes to visit him in their small rural hometown in hopes to rekindle their old love.

So, if you have movies that are related to people, especially women with a peter pan syndrome, that would be nice.

I liked 100 yen love even with its corny love story. It's about a neet girl that started sorting her life out but it's still more relatable than whatever Young Adult was supposed to be.

No. 2923

>>2922
if you haven't seen it already, I highly recommend Obvious Child
https://youtu.be/GKr1d2CUbG4?t=199

No. 2924

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>>2922
>100 yen love

Looks interesting, will check out.

>movies that are related to people, especially women with a peter pan syndrome


You might've already seen it, but Kumiko the Treasure Hunter is definitely in this vein. It also deals with themes of escapism, maladaptive fantasizing, alienation and societal expectations of aging women. It sort of resembles a Cohen brothers film in the way it handles dry humor and the absurd/uncomfortable situations it puts its characters in.

The ending is absolutely heart-breaking, too.

No. 2925

>>2922
The first Bridget Jones movie.

It’s a show but 3rd Rock from the Sun has Sally and she’s my idol.

No. 2926

>>2879
I can relate. All my mates love this movie and it was shit imo.
I usually find Rebel Wilson funny too, but this movie sucked.

No. 2927

>>2906
I kind of liked this movie but it was kind of preachy. I didn't like the rape scene and me and my boyfriend cried at the end. It was cute at times but really heavy.

No. 2928

>>2922
>100 yen love
damn next time please leave a note saying there's a rape scene

No. 2929

>>2923
>>2924
Thank you so much! I'm going to watch them this Friday.

>>2928
Sorry. I know there are a lot of farmers here with traumatic experiences so I'll give my best to leave a warning in case there's rape, abuse or something graphic in the movie that needs to be mentioned.

No. 2930

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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty is my favourite feel-good movie. And my fave in general. It's such an amazing, under-rated film in and totally worth a watch. Especially for introverts. I love showing this movie to people for the first time.

>>2866
I love horror and watched "I Saw the Devil" with a Korean friend who said the movie was praised for its acting. I came away from that film feeling repulsed. Totally a depressing movie and I just can't recommend it to people.

No. 2931

>>2930
I didn't like the imaginary scenes, but the rest was really nice.

No. 2932

>>2930
I agree about "I Saw the Devil". Well shot and well-acted but the ratio of entertainment to disgust was too far toward disgust imo.

No. 2933

>>2887
I watched this with my SO and I loved it as well!

No. 2934

I watched Ibiza on Netflix yesterday because I like looking at that main actresses face and it is seriously the most vapid shit movie ever, was it supposed to be "Millenials - The Movie" or how on earth did anyone agree to produce this?

No. 2935

>>2934

adding that Richard Madden doesn't seem to be aging well

No. 2936

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>>2924
Thanks again for the rec. I watched it last night and I loved it.
And yeah, the ending was heartbreaking, I cried myself to sleep. The true story behind it is depressing too, but I'm glad that they turned it into this movie.
I almost dropped it when she left Bunzo on the train. I know it's a movie but she could have found a better way to have someone to care for Bunzo

No. 2937

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any other recommendations for movies about lonely depressed neet women?

No. 2938

>>2937
I wish I knew. 100 yen love is as close as it gets to a depressed neet woman.

I'm almost inclined to make a thread on /tv/

No. 2939

>>2937
>>2938
Shiki-Jitsu by Hideaki Anno

No. 2940

>>2939
Love you anon, now if you excuse me, I'm gonna do some downloading.

No. 2941

>>2940
Hope you like it! It's very artsy and I love how it conveys the feeling of isolation and loneliness. Let me know what you think.

No. 2942

>>2941
Thanks, I will. The trailer looks extremely promising, I can't believe I've just learned of it now.

> I love how it conveys the feeling of isolation and loneliness


Sounds perfect. There are quite a few movies that deal with this subject but most of them are with a male protagonist.

My download's slow but I'll provide my feedback as soon as I watch it.

No. 2943

>>2942
>>2941
where can i find a link?

No. 2944

>>2937
I thought about Misery (1990) for some reason lol. Also Carrie while we're at it.

I think Cracks (2009) is great, it's about a sheltered teacher who lost her connection with reality. Not exactly what you're asking for but it's related in a way.

No. 2945

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watched the wailing recently. holy shit was it good. korean horror movies tend to be pretty hit or miss for me, but this one was excellent. had a very creepy and imo believable atmosphere, interesting ending open to interpretations.

only complaint is the the acting can be a little spotty at times, specifically during crying scenes. other than that it is a fantastic movie and i recommend it to anyone who likes supernatural/exorcism horror and morally ambiguous horror scenarios

No. 2946

>>2944
I loved Cracks as well! It didn't get good reviews, but I fully recommend it.

No. 2947

>>2944
>>2946

Have you seen Heavenly Creatures tho? It's the ultimate crazy and daydream-y schoolgirls film. Make sure to watch Director's cut, the other version cuts too much important stuff.
Huge chance you will love it if you enjoyed Cracks. Sorry if it's obvious choice.
I feel like I had a third movie in mind, but can't remember it at the moment. Don't deliver us from evil is ok too, though slightly too edgy in my eyes. The ending stays. in your mind though.

No. 2948

>>2947
in the same vein of crazy schoolgirls, maybe the third film you were thinking of was The Falling? there's some gross incesty stuff but all the schoolgirl parts were weirdly comfy

No. 2949

>>2947
I've seen Heavenly Creatures and I loved it, but I can't remember if it was the Director's Cut. I'll check it out again, thanks anon!

No. 2950

Recs for escapist movies that fulfil the following:

-about a quest or journey
-fantasy, magical realism
-loss along the way

Some examples: Alice in Wonderland, Labyrinth, Neverending Story, Time Bandits, Winter's Bone (although it has a "realistic" setting it follows the fantasy quest storyline, that's what I love about it), The Hobbit (first one)

No. 2951

>>2943
I found one on idope.se,
here's the link to the torrent that I got:
https://idope.se/torrent/shiki%20jitsu/50edd400825a5a996e333641a6dfaeec15771d21/

I didn't get to watch it yet so I can't rate the quality but by the looks of the available torrents, there's not much choice.

No. 2952

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Is it just me or is master and commander really over rated.

The whole movie is talk talk talk intermixed with shots of the ocean.

No. 2953

>>2952
people on /tv/ brought it up all the time and praised it because it doesn't have any women in it but curiously never had anything else good to say about it (as opposed to, say, The Thing, which also has no women in it but plenty to appreciate) so I steered clear. Good to know it's not worth watching tbh.

No. 2954

I think the movie Sunshine is very underrated and people who enjoy sci-fi should really give it a shot. It's very intense towards the end and feels rather claustrophobic given the good performances and setting. People are split on the third act but I personally quite enjoyed it. I wished the ending had done something different like had one of the crew go insane instead of the guy from the other trip do it and make it seem initially like it was a surviving crew member but the reveal is that it isn't. That or have them destroy the ship more through their infighting but I still found the movie well made and the whole thing overall still an amazing watch. If you can I would say watch it on a tv vs a computer or phone because the effects are really beautiful and the planets look outstanding. The music is also great and Adiago in D minor has become my most favourite piece in the world

No. 2955

>>2954
I love Sunshine. I can understand why people don't like the third act but it's one of my favorite scifi films (plus I love Cillian Murphy as Capa). Adagio in D Minor is indeed a gorgeous song.

also the scene where the crew of the Icarus II enter the Icarus I and the faces of the dead crew members flash on-screen gave me chills.

No. 2956

The only other scene like that that has ever given me chills was in Event Horizon the effects of the dead crew was all practical and absolutely amazingly well done. Another film that's sci-fi and pretty fun. Not a masterpiece by any means and was unfortunately cut to hell heh despite the R rating, the former crew's full death and hell scenes being one of the major cuts wasting the extreme effort in creating those effects, but worth it if you want a fun space horror B movie

No. 2957

>>2952
I like it a lot, but naval battles are one of my favourite things in movies so ymmv

No. 2958

>>2952
Ugh, my boyfriend made me watch this and I fucking hated it.

>>2954
Sunshine was amazing, thanks for reminding me. I haven't seen it in years, so I'd like to rewatch it.

I saw Moon with Sam Rockwell around the same time, and it's still one of my favorite space-crazy sci-fi films.

>>2872
I have:
>Netflix
>Hulu
>Amazon Prime
>FilmStruck w/ Criterion
>HBO
>Kanopy

Kanopy is free if your local library has it, and there are lots of great movies on it. The only downside is you only get to watch 15 movies per month.

I love FilmStruck. Highly recommended if you're interested in classic film. They have practically every Criterion Collection film (though it costs a little extra).

HBO has tons of good documentaries, though not as many as Netflix. Good TV series too.

I rarely use Hulu, except for a few TV shows.

Prime is cool, but it's the only service I use that isn't compatible with the Chromecast, which is annoying.

No. 2959

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just watched midnight in paris. thought it was gonna be a trashy hipster wank about paris in the 1920s but i actually really like the overlying message that you shouldnt romanticize the past. a pleasant surprise imo

No. 2960

>>2959
Good choice! It's the last decent Woody Allen movie imo, and the only good one he's done since probably the 90's. I know people think that critics are just dogpiling him because of Dylan, but most of his newer releases are absolute crap compared to his early work.

No. 2961

do any of you guys have Letterboxd?

No. 2962

>>2960
It doesn't help that he has to churn out a movie every year, there might be a gem every ten years meanwhile the others all end up like random rejected ideas from his notebooks stitched incoherently together. To Rome with Love was such a cringey mess.

No. 2963

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I don't know if anyone's into vampire shit but George Romero's Martin is pretty high on my list. I haven't seen it in a while but I remember it being uncomfortable and sad, and that I liked it. I'd recommend it.

Anyone have any thoughts on Hereditary? I saw it a few days ago and really liked it but now I'm not sure if I liked the movie as a whole or just the aesthetics.

No. 2964

>>2963
Nice, thanks! I'm going to check it out.

I'm not sure if it belongs here but I wanted to share it.
So here's a really cool anime short called A Country Doctor which is a story written by Franz Kafka. It's about 20 minutes long.

I loved the art style of it and I thought it was perfect for the story itself.

No. 2965

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I'm not sure how many of you are familiar with Béla Tarr?

I watched Turin Horse (2011) just yesterday and loved it.

Storywise, it's about a father and a daughter living with little what they've got on their potato farm with their horse. The movie follows six days of their bleak everyday life.

I loved the camera work, the chiaroscuro (the entire movie is black and white), and the subtle sounds.

I keep thinking about the movie and it left a huge impact on me.

No. 2966

>>2965
It's been on my IMDB watchlist for years but I keep ptting it off. Thanks anon, I will finally watch it, sounds like a good one. Have a random movie suggestion that you may or may not like: https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0070628/

No. 2967

>>2963
>Anyone have any thoughts on Hereditary?
Saw it recently because it was being way over-hyped online. The music/sound is incredible but there's honestly no story. If you've seen any horror movie ever, you've already seen Hereditary. There was one scene that was honestly shocking for me but the other scenes which people were complaining "keep them up at night" and they "can't get out of their head" were so cliché and boring.

The cast were also amazing and created such a tense atmosphere but I feel really bad that they were let down by a really shitty plot and an even shittier ending. I kept sitting there thinking "I can't wait for something to happen!" and then it never does, it's super anti-climactic. If you want to know why it's cliché:

It's the story of a manic grieving mother who nobody believes can communicate with her dead child. There's a creepy child who is obsessed with death. The family fight. There are some super-cliché shock scenes. There's a spooky woman who knows too much. Oh, and it turns out that the whole thing was part of some Satanic worship because ofc it was and everyone was just possessed the whole time, surprise! Also, everyone dies.

No. 2968

For lesser known, old school, giallo, etc stuff I love this blog: http://roserosette.tumblr.com/
She posts screenshots and you can choose something for your current mood.
I was so intrigued by her taste in cinema that when I found the blog I low key tried to stalk her but didn't find her social media with personal information. Not that I'm proud of it.

No. 2969

>>2966
I just wanted to say thanks for the movie suggestion, it seems right up my alley, so I will definitely watch it this weekend.

I hope you enjoy Turin Horse. It might not be a movie for everyone, it's existentialist, it's a slow movie with very little dialogue but if you do watch it, I'd love to hear what you think of it.

No. 2970

>>2967
Based on your spoiler plot summary, you didn’t get the movie. A lot of what you said is flat out wrong. Just saying.

I thought it was okay. More of a character driven piece with a lot of style and drama than anything terribly scary. The acting of the mother was superb. The cinematography was clearly well done and intentional. I think a lot of the symbolism was too obscure, a lot of the twists were too obvious, and the ending was rushed. But it was alright as far as horror goes.

No. 2971

is veronica any good? everyone says "it's the scariest horror movie ever" and "so scary people had to shut it off" but i watched the first 15 and it didn't seem too great and my mom pissed her pants out of worry that it would be too terrifying, so i haven't seen the rest. not that horror/thrillers need to be terrifying to be good, just, it didnt look great

all of the highly rated horror movies on netflix seem to suck.

No. 2972

>>2971
I read the hype for Veronica and got excited, but honestly it was stupid as shit and boring. Every scare as well as the plot was cliche. Give it a watch if you want to have a laugh but it doesn't go much further than that. The people saying they "had to turn it off halfway" must have never seen a decent horror movie in their life.
The Ritual is a better Netflix horror imo

No. 2973

>>2969
Planning to watch it this weekend and then I'll let you know what I think of it. Really interested in your thoughts on Hourglass Sanatorium too.

No. 2974

>>2965
I've been meaning to watch Turin Horse and Satantango for a while now, they've been in my watchlist for ages. I haven't really been in the right mood for it lately though.

No. 2975

>>2972
>The Ritual is a better Netflix horror imo

Ohhh not the anon you're replying to but I liked this movie as well and agree about Veronica.
The Ritual was really good, had me nervous through the first half of the movie legit, but I thought the ending and the mc escaping at the end was really weak. My interest took a nosedive when they were being held in the village, it really wasn't scary after that point..

No. 2976

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A Ghost Story was a good movie. I'd give it 7.5/10

First of all, it's not a scary movie, there's no gore, it's a supernatural drama.

When I started watching I was a bit bored. The story begins with a couple that seems to have run into troubled waters but they still seem to love each other a lot. I thought the movie would be some cheesy drama about how love is eternal and the ghost does some cliche goodbye to his mourning lover. Luckily, that was not the case.

The movie is slow in a good way, has a surprisingly good OST for an indie movie (I think it's indie) and some scenes are really beautiful which is what made me keep watching the somewhat boring beginning of the movie.

My favorite part was that nihilistic monologue about the futility of wanting to create a legacy that a lot of people thought was over the top and different from the main tone of the movie, but imo it was perfect. I thought that there's comfort in thinking that nothing really matters and that we should enjoy our lives as much as possible because that's all there is. No grand schemes, no divine beings, just us on this planet.

No. 2977

>>2976
I liked that movie too. I didn't like the party scene at first because I thought it was obnoxious but then I came around to it when I realized how darkly funny it was to see a dude waxing philosophical about how everybody dies while a literal ghost who can't escape existence listens in.

No. 2978

>>2976
Hm, it's really interesting to read about this movie from the perspective of someone who liked it because I didn't enjoy it too much after watching. I felt like many scenes of the movie were directed in a certain way just to seem "deep" or different if that makes sense (like the scene of the main character eating pie for several minutes straight- we get it, she's sad). The party monologue felt like it was hitting the audience over the head with what the point of the movie was supposed to be.

I will admit that some aspects of this movie were really cool. Seeing the ghost wander around the skyscraper after the house is torn down and the settler scene were both neat. I kept thinking about the movie after I saw it, so I'll give it that.

No. 2979

>>2970
>you didn’t get the movie. A lot of what you said is flat out wrong.
Not really sure what you mean, it's all things that were genuinely in the film.

No. 2980

>>2979

> the story of a manic grieving mother who nobody believes can communicate with her dead child
She only shares the info with her son and husband, her son believes her and her husband doesn't- so "nobody" being one person. Not to mention she doesn't communicate with said dead child until nearing the final act, and only does so twice. To summarize the plot like that is just flat out wrong. Its the story of a woman whose mother was a cultist who made her newborn baby be inhabited by a demon. The main point of the movie is that her daughter is killed and her son is attacked by the cultists so the demon can inhabit his more suitable body.

>There's a creepy child who is obsessed with death.
Nope. A child who beheaded one bird, as a parallel to her own beheading. Nothing else to indicate obsessed with death.

>spooky woman who knows too much
Again, nope. There is a woman who is supposedly grieving her own losses who then turns out to be in on the devil worship and knew the dead Grandma. idk if you view that as "knowing too much" but she isn't portrayed as knowing "too much." She knows more than the main character, but thats because its supposed to be a semi-mystery of her finding out about her dead mom.

>everyone was just possessed the whole time
this is the biggest wtf for me. No one was possessed "the whole time" except the kid. Near the end, the son is possessed and the mom. But its obviously so and not supposed to be a "surprise!"

>everyone dies.
The mom, dad, and son die. The "daughter," who was the evil demon, was brought back. All the worshipers survive, including the aforementioned woman.

No. 2981

>>2980
The point was that they're all horror tropes and the film utilises them. I'm glad you got something out of it but nothing about the film's plot felt unique to me (as someone who watches a lot of horror) and the ending was a huge let-down.

No. 2982

>>2975
The ending absolutely killed what was an excellent film. The tension between them all in the abandoned house and woods was great.
Really liked the witch on Netflix,too. It’s different, they speak like puritans, but it was nicely timed and still something you can get into.

Netflix has so much b- horror it’s hard to find something good.

No. 2983

>>265890
Sorry fam..I was talking about the ritual in >>2982
Unless I’ve forgotten a whole lot about cake.

No. 2984

>>2964
I really enjoyed this, anon. Thanks for posting it. The distortion of space/perspective was really interesting.

No. 2985

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>>2965
thanks for the ref anon, I'll have to check out Turing House.
From your description it reminded me of an old French movie I watched a couple years back, Jean de Florette (1986). Similar small-scale sotry, you might enjoy it (or might not, I did though). https://letterboxd.com/film/jean-de-florette/

It also has a sequel, Manon des Sources, but I thought it was kind of weird. The first one is for sure worth checking out

No. 2986

>>2985
Turing House lol anon you sound like you're havin' a giggle. (autocorrect probably but came out too funny not to comment on that, sorry)
Anyway, I'm surprised people don't know The Turin Horse. It's like a meme around filmfags. Like the first "ambitious" movie people see and they're really snobbish about it in a "well you have to be really intelligent to get this…" type of way, even though they were nodding off the whole time
Nevertheless, it's a good movie worth watching.

can someone recommend some good teenage drama, something like Me and Earl and the Dying Girl, or Ladybird?

No. 2987

>>2986
>can someone recommend some good teenage drama
Love, Simon was cute. Also Edge of Seventeen. I think one of my fave teen drama/coming-of-age stories was Submarine, though.

No. 2988

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I've been hella depressed lately so this last week I've been bingeing on Netflix. Rewatched pic related, followed by Phantom of the Opera and Marie Antoinette.

No. 2989

>>2988
Is Marie Antoinette worth checking out? The reviews for it seem so polarizing but I like Kirsten Dunst and costume porn

No. 2990

>>2989
If that’s all you expect out, it will deliver. It’s basically one giant set piece with Kiki eating bonbons or occasionally looking sad while wearing bomb-ass dresses (and set to an anachronistic OST).

No. 2991

>>2986
shit, that's what I get for posting instead of sleeping, lmao my bad

As for teen drama, I'm seconding Edge of Seventeen, went in not expecting to like it but I really did!

Speaking of coming of age movies, any anons seen Boyhood? I saw it back when it came out, the story isn't all that impressive but I think the concept of having the same actors throughout the whole movie is strong enough to keep you watching, it's a bit long though. It's also just interesting to see the years go by and how what's popular changes.

No. 2992

>>2989
I like it and it's fun. As long as you're not a MUH HISTORICAL ACCURACY autist I think you'll enjoy it.

No. 2993

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I just finally got around to watching Green Room (2015) and I thought it was excellent.
It's about a punk band who get stuck at a gig after witnessing a crime and pissing off white supremacists and it goes on from there.
I saw it listed as a horror but I would definitely say it was a thriller if anything. It was a bit claustrophobic and very tense, I felt really anxious by the end of it.
Would highly recommend

No. 2994

>>2991
I thought Boyhood was okay, I didn't really connect with it despite being able to relate to the characters but I can understand why someone would. And the concept is pretty neat of course. I liked the concept of following actors as they age more in the same director's Before trilogy though.

>>2993
Green Room is rad. I'm from around where it takes place and I had no idea we even HAD skinhead punk clubs lol so it was kind of an eye-opener for me. It's a solid thriller and though it's mildly violent, IMO the violence is used relatively sparingly so when it does happen, it's effective. solid thriller.

No. 2995

>>2992
>>2990
Sounds good to me then! I don’t mind when shows or book series try to mix things up a bit.

No. 2996

Just watched Valerian for the first time last night and I loved how fun and visually beautiful it was. Open to suggestions to similar exciting, pretty, light films.

No. 2997

>>2996
I watched some episodes of the cartoon some years ago and I liked it a lot, but I've been told the movie is very different from the cartoon and the comics, espcially when it comes to Laureline. I'll still try to watch the movie tough.

No. 2998

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>>2973
I wanted to thank you again for recommending me The Hourglass Sanatorium. I loved it to the point that I'm planning on watching it again this weekend, and I'm also going to watch Jerzy Has's The Saragossa Manuscript and The Doll.

The movie itself was visually stunning, especially when you take into account that it was made in the early 1970's. I love the surreal dreamlike experience that you get from watching this movie. It truly IS art in every possible sense.

I figured the movie was about the jewish community in Poland, where we see it grow, flourish and then die with the advent of Nazi's seen through the eyes of an individual, like how you'd imagine the thoughts of a dying man to be; the childhood memories, deep inner thoughts, fears, lust… all tangled into one long dream sequence. I'm still not sure what him becoming the train conductor in the end really meant.

I'm probably missing a lot, there were a lot of little details, reoccurring themes, the distorted time but altogether it was a great experience.

The movie reminded me a lot of the Last Year at Marienbad which I'd also recommend to others. Both movies are surreal and a dreamplay of sort.

>>2974
> and Satantango

Yeah, I've been planning to watch it too. I recall someone telling me that they watched that movie without going to the bathroom and I wondered why that was a big deal, then I saw the movie was 7.5h long. I still want to watch it though but I'm short on time as of lately.

>>2985
Manon des Sources is a movie very dear to me. I watched it with my grandmother and it was her favorite movie. The movie has a nice plot twist and the acting was great, I didn't expect anything less from the cast.

I liked both Jean de Florette and Manon des Sources. Both are timeless french classics and definitely worth checking out.

No. 2999

>>2998
Has is my fav director, watch Pożegnania and Pętla.

No. 3000

>>2999
Pozdrowienia od polanona

You guys made me feel bad about not watching anything by him. I have to work on that

No. 3001

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Thoroughbreds is such a shit movie. It was advertised as some Psycho meets Heathers just it's not.
The plot is about a girl that doesn't feel any emotions who gets tutored by her used to be bff who has a rich step father now, and they decide to plot his murder when he's not even that of a bad guy which I assume is telling of the psychopath nature of the step daughter.
The movie's not deep, the characters are revolting, and the story's meh. I'm pissed that I wasted 1.30h on this trash.
You can watch this "thriller" if you want, but there's no suspense. It's maybe a wannabe teenage psycho and some people see a deep message in it. Well, feel free to tell me when you find it, because all I see is a shallow b grade movie.

No. 3002

>>2998
If anyone here also likes surreal movies, I recommend this list https://burrellosubmarinemovies.wordpress.com/weirdest-movies-ive-seen/. There are a lot of gems in there.

For movies in general I recommend CineFix channel on youtube. I don't always agree with their picks, but I found a lot of interesting new films thanks to them.>>2998

No. 3003

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This movie was a 8/10.
The plot is simple and the message wasn't deep. However, the acting, the shots and the music were fantastic. It has a great pace, there were never moments where I was bored.

I'm also glad that the movie was directed by a young woman, Julia Ducournau.

Just a small warning, the movie does contain some gore but it is a horror movie after all.

No. 3004

>>3003
I thought it was a bit over-hyped with that nonsense about people not being able to finish the film. There's less gore than expected really. That being said, I did like the film and thought it was pretty unique.

Laughed like crazy when she went to eat her sister's finger and got caught though.

No. 3005

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watched liquid sky last night for the first time. i really liked it, reminds me of man who fell to earth in a weird way. its about aliens that come to NYC to feed off of people's dopamine that comes from orgasms. i recommend it if you like camp, off beat scifi, or 80s new wave

No. 3006

>>3004
I agree. It has a bit of gore but it doesn't overdo it into a gorefest. It has a right amount to make an impact.

The most painful scene for me was with the Brazilian wax. I cringed so hard. The finger eating scene was fantastic. I laughed like mad in the ending.

No. 3007

>>3005
The director, Slava Tsukerman, is a Russian guy in his late 70s now, but it's striking how different Liquid Sky is to his other stuff. LS is extremely stylish and well-made for its tiny budget and his other films really are not.

No. 3008

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Beasts of No Nation is great. If you are into war films or movies that tackle irl issues, you'll like it.

No. 3009

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What do you guys think of Hereditary? I haven't watched it yet but trying to figure out if it's worth it bc I don't normally like scary movies..

No. 3010

>>3007
i dont think ive seen anything else by him. i know the actress who plays both MCs wrote most of it, or at least most of the movie was based off her experiences (minus the alien shenanigans)

No. 3011

>>3009
i thought it was really good and very emotional… until the ending that reveals it's spooky cult/witch/ghost type stuff. if you don't mind that kind of stuff it's fine, i personally was disappointed because i thought it was going to be a powerful psychological horror about a grieving family, which it is, but the mystical aspect kind of soured it for me. still worth the watch though.

No. 3012

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The Beatles play themselves and they save Pepperland from the Blue Meanies.

A simple plot, but it's a real treat for the eyes and ears. It's a pretty cute movie!

No. 3013

>>3009
Personally, I absolutely recommend it. I also recommend watching without knowing anything about the premise at all, don't even watch a trailer or read a summary. If you like movies with attention to detail, implicit storytelling and ~artsy~ shots it could be up your alley. Imo the real horror aspect comes from how real (that one part of) it is, it could happen to anyone and it's horrifying.

No. 3014

>>3003
I hate this so much, I walked out when they played it at my uni. I like gore but this movie was soooo pretentious and tried way too hard to be shocking & deep

No. 3015

>>2850
4 months-late reply, but :
Spoilers and spoiler alerts are a thing from the very first black and white movies. It was even more important at the time, some movies even including at the end a "Please do not tell the ending to future spectators, let them enjoy the movie" warning (ie Les Diaboliques)

A well told movie isn't going to be RUINED because you told the ending, but doing so you deprive the one you told of the surprise and amazement you felt upon the revelation of the twist. Clouzot or Hitchock know much, much better than you how to slowly raise expectations to a sudden twist, and spoiling a movie does exactly that : it wastes their efforts in that particular aspect. So no, don't spoil movies, it's a purely selfish and pointless action

No. 3016

>>3001
I like the overall cast but I stayed away from this because the trailer made it out to be some indie twee version of Heavenly Creatures without the intensify moments that made that film work. Good to know I wasn't wrong to stay away.

No. 3017

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Some people say it's a B grade movie in which case it's an extremely well done B grade movie.

Upgrade is a dystopian scifi vendetta movie where after a mugging, a guy is left quadriplegic and his wife dead. But he gets a chip implant that makes him superhuman and he goes on to revenge.

It's a simple movie with a simple plot, one even might say cartoonish villains and a predictable plot but I loved it.

No. 3018

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>>3017
I'd also recommend Equilibrium, an older movie, which is one of my favourite movies.

It's also a dystopian scifi movie starring Christian Bale in a society where emotions and things that evoke emotions are prohibited and punished by death.

The movie is definitely underrated and I hope some of you may enjoy it. The acting is superb, and the movie, albeit with a low budget, somehow delivers a truly cinematic experience. The movie score is fantastically made by Klaus Badelt and better than any of the French horn masturbator Hans Zimmer ever did.

So, if you're in the mood for a dystopian scifi flick, those two are recommended.

No. 3019

Are there any Fall or Winter releases anons are looking forward to?

No. 3020

>>2860
Had it recommended to me by a friend. The egotistical actor/director alone made me hate the movie.

No. 3021

>>3017

Budget Tom Hardy is tasty AF

No. 3022

>>3021
I know.
At the start of the movie while he was working on his car, arms deep in dirt, that scene really made me hnnggg

> tfw you will never be a high earning corporate with a budget Tom Hardy househusband.

No. 3023

Has anyone watched To All Boys I've Loved Before? What are your thoughts about it?

And why does Hollywood always pick the ugliest Asian girls

No. 3024

>>3023
>And why does Hollywood always pick the ugliest Asian girls
I think it's so the majority audience (who are non-Asian) don't feel threatened.

No. 3025

>>3023
I watched it because people were raving about it and didn't really get the appeal. It's a pretty basic high school drama movie, the leads are meh-looking, I was really underwhelmed.

No. 3026

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The Ginger Snaps saga will always have a special place in my heart. Yes, even the third movie.
Any other werewolves movies to recommend?

No. 3027

>>3024
This is why I love coming to lolcow

No. 3028

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I watched First Reformed yesterday and was pleasantly surprised how much of a great movie it is. There are so many nuanced themes all well put together. The movie might be slow for some.

Any other anons watched it? What did you think?

The ending was shit.

No. 3029

>>3023
I have no interesting in it. But a friend is so annoying about how good it is because 'muh progressive series' just because the main character is a frumpy ass Asian girl instead of the typical white one. Looks boring as hell though

No. 3030

>>3024
LOL you cant be serious

No. 3031

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>>2988
Interview with A vampire is still one of my favorite 90s movies ever. It was peak Anne Rice. (minus Antonio Banderas in it)

I just watched a really nice, slowborn movie with horror elements called Marrowbone. I highly recommend it. Very beautiful set designs and clothing too.

(It got a really low rating for some reason, but i really did enjoy it)

No. 3032

>>3018
Yesss, such a good movie! I tend to recommend it to Bale fans because it's one of his better roles imo.

No. 3033

>>3031
I wanted to add on (I apologise)

It takes place in the 1960s, and it's about a family of five who move into a home. The mother dies shortly after they move in (like 5 mins into the movie) and she tells the eldest son he has to keep his siblings hidden until he turns 21, so he can adopt them legally. It's a really good movie with a great twist imo, and the ending left me happy. It wasn't a good ending, but it's the best ending for the situation.

No. 3034

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My Friend Dahmer was a good movie.
The guy playing Dahmer looks hotter in that role than his usual self, and considering he played some Disney shit, he did this role incredibly well. And he does look uncannily like the real jeff.

If it weren't for killing animals, it would have been so easy to sympathize with him.

>>3031
Hey, thanks for the recommendation.
I saw that the writer for the movie also did Orphanage so I'm definitely going to watch it.

No. 3035

>>2988
>>3031
I know it's cheesy, but Interview with the Vampire is my favourite movie of all time lol
And yes, Banderas as Armand made zero sense

No. 3036

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I love Emily Dickinson and upon discovering that there's a biographical movie of hers made not too long ago (2017), I immediately went to watch it.

It was a disappointment. The acting was that bad that I couldn't watch past 30 minutes of its duration.

I'm sure that Cynthia Nixon's acting in the later part of the movie improves it a bit but I just can't go through it. Maybe you can if you feel like it.

Something tells me if Emily Dickinson was alive today and saw this movie, she would have barfed.

It's a shame, the costumes are nice, the scenes are well made but the script and the acting are just cringe. As if a naive child wrote the script and people from your local small town were called to act for the first time.

And it has a 4/5 star rating on Roger Ebert. Ever since he died, the reviews are completely untrustworthy. I wonder if the person who wrote the review watched it at all.

No. 3037

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I saw The Nun in theaters last night and it was truly one of the worst movies I've ever seen, which is a shame because the first Conjuring movie was great.

There were no scares at all aside from loud noise jump scares. Many of the "scary" parts were honestly funny, and the acting was trash.

Maybe this is nitpicky but this movie was set in the 1950s in a convent in Romania. The nuns there were wearing eyeliner and mascara and belts that cinched their waists. It was pretty ridiculous. Accents came and went, everyone spoke English. French and Romanian characters were even speaking with American accents. I saw this just to look at Taissa Farmiga but it wasn't worth it at all.

No. 3038

>>3037
I know lots of people hated the movie, it was a surprise for me cause i really enjoyed it and liked it better than any other conjuring movies! And then i read the comments online and was surprised with the bad feedback…
Still i really liked it, will watch again with my mom! (and it's not scary, terror movies aren't scary anyway)

No. 3039

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Kamikaze Girls is probably my favorite Japanese movie, it's really fun and I was kind of hoping that Momoko and Ichigo would end up together in the end, ngl.
Any similar movies to recommend? I especially like movies about girl gangs and such

No. 3040

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>>3039
German movie Lollipop Monster is a bit similar. It seems to be inspired by Heavenly Creatures and Kamikaze Girls. It's about the unlikely friendship of a depressive emo girl and teenage Barbie.

You might also like Tragedy Girls, though I have not seen it yet. It's a horror-comedy about super close friends.

Another one is Don't Deliver Us From Evil, vaguely inspired by the Hulme-Parker case. It's a very edgelordy drama and features a heartbreaking scene of animal abuse.

No. 3041

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I just watched American Animals and found it pretty neat. It's a true story about a group of students who attempt to steal rare and valuable books from their university library. It's listed as a crime drama but it's more like a docudrama – it switches between interviews with the actual criminals and film re-enactments (which change to accommodate the real criminals' conflicting accounts of the heist) in a seamless and sometimes pretty meta way. The style and performances are pretty good, too.

No. 3042

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>>3023
I watched it last night. I already ranted in the unpopular opinion thread, but i was way too distracted by the fact that the main lead doesnt even look half asian (korean supposedly). She looks full viet despite both characters playing her sisters looking like hapas. It would bother me as much if they weren’t trying to drop the fact that that main character is SOOOOooooo KorEANNNNNN who does KOREAAAAAN face masks, eat KOREANNNNNN bbq, and drinks quirky KOREANNNN yoghurt drinks. I know its based on a book written by a Korean American, but it was just too distracting in movie form. Its like having a full on white guy play a supposedly half black character, it just throws you off.

Its also hard for me to get into teeny bop movies where all of the other characters act like a FIFTEEN year old deciding to stay home and watch tv on a Saturday night is ~so bad for you omg get a life~. I feel like if it was done a little better it could have been really good.

No. 3043

>>3042
Yeah, for the first 15 minutes of the movie I was under the impression that her younger sisters were from another mother or if she had another father other than the white guy that looked nothing like her.
I think her not being so pretty is a good marketing move to make the audience self insert better.

No. 3044

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>>3043
>I think her not being so pretty is a good marketing move to make the audience self insert better.

More reasons why I love coming to lolcow

No. 3045

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>>3039
I love this movie too anon! I remember watching it when I was 11 and falling in looove with Ichigo

No. 3046

Watched Train to Busan after hearing people rave about it.

The cinematography was amazing because it's fooled people into thinking this movie isn't utter shit. The characters were horrendously stale (gonna give the actors the benefit of doubt in this one) and most of the scenes were cheesy and/or predictable. I think the fact that this is a foreign film is why people are willing to give it a pass. Zombies were good, though.

No. 3047

>>3042
asians who aren't 4th gen """asian american""" types hate this kind of shit. like koreans and korean americans don't want viets playing them.

No. 3048

>>3047
None of the rich Asian countries want anyone from another Asian country playing a person of their race. Like Memoirs of a Geisha, with the geisha being played by a Chinese actress with a thick Chinese accent.

No. 3049

>>3048
even Asians who live abroad feel this way. It's stupid to do it since it's not like there's a lack of actors.

No. 3050

>>3047
I wonder why no one on social media is complaining about this? At least I haven't seen anyone complain about her being Vietnamese playing a Korean person.

No. 3051

>>3045
I feel you, anon.
>tfw no cute sukeban gf
On another note, I really like sukeban gangs stuff. Too bad the only show they made about it was that shit with AKB48…

No. 3052

>>3039
I was obsessed with this movie as a teenager. watched it almost everyday and read the book.

No. 3053

>>3050
because the asians who complain on social media are so far from their actual culture they won't speak up. like that idiot who was trying to claim cheongsam as a chinese traditional outfit even though it's not. or like the people protesting white people wearing kimono despite the japanese encouraging it since it isn't sacred wear.

people who bitch about stuff on social media don't really care about important issues like ignoring being borderline racist by assuming east asians are all interchangeable and just want to bitch about useless shit.

No. 3054

>>3053
also before anyone tries to argue, cheongsam was enforced by the manchu during their rule in early 1900s as a way to strip han chinese of their culture, and the modern one was developed in part by western missionaries and chinese feminists to try to westernize/modernize chinese women's clothing. and those facts are in part the reason there's a huge resurgence of hanfu culture.

No. 3055

>>3046
I didn't get the hype about this movie at all. It's the most trite, cliche zombie movie you could make. It took itself way too seriously for what is was. From the premise I thought it was going to be a fun, campy snakes on a plane type movie.

No. 3056

I started to watch that to all the boys bla bla movie with high expectations but it was way too long and boring. At first, I thought the youngest sister was such an unnecessary addition but turns out she is an important character lol. Also I hated the guy who dated the oldest sister. He was alright but became unbearable later.

No. 3057

>>3045
Ugh, Anna Tsuchiya was perfect in this movie. i wanted her to be my biker gf so bad.

No. 3058

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I'm split with this movie.
The Killing of a Sacred Deer is a psychological thriller where a heart surgeon has to redeem himself for his past action(s).

I love the way the movie was shot, the camera angles, the robotic (autistic?) way of acting between the main characters, the use of chamber music.

What I didn't like about this movie is heavy use of symbolism. I usually like it in movies, but in this movie it felt like symbolism was used just for the sake of using it, a bit too pretentious.

The movie is directed by the same person who did Lobster (which I liked). In any case, I found it an interesting movie and I'll probably think about what it all meant for a longer time, probably just shooting in the dark.

No. 3059

>>3052
Do you happen to have the .pdf of the book?

No. 3060

>>3059
NTA but I don't think that a pdf or any ebook exists. I purchased a copy for that reason. You can buy it for cheap on bookdepository though.

No. 3061

>>3058
I liked Killing of a Sacred Deer, I thought it was a cool way to adapt a greek tragedy. I kind of agree that it could come off as pretentious if it wasn't so funny–the scene where the dad spun in circles with a shotgun to decide which family member to kill was pretty funny because of how absurd it was.

No. 3062

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I love horror so here’s some recs, hopefully someone will enjoy. These are quick notes from my thesis so forgive the cringey writing!

Daughters of Darkness, 1971. Delphine Seyrig has a ball playing Marlene Dietrich in one of the most stylish low budget films ever made. Absolutely gorgeous to look at, with a real flair for the perverse. There’s a scene where she seduces the freaky husband in front of his newlywed wife that is both high camp and really dark. Love it.

Session 9, 2001. A group of abestos removal men take a job at an abandoned mental asylum and things begin to go wrong with a quickness. The recent Villmark Asylum is a Norwegian language version that’s not quite as good. There’s recovered memory/hypnosis weirdness, and a genuinely unnerving maybe madness, maybe supernatural pall that hangs over the whole. Good fun.

Hereditary is amazing and if you like horror, you need to see it. Love it or hate it, it’s a great looking film and is worth seeing no matter what you think of the ending.

Lake Mungo, 2008. A family deals with the death of their child, kind of. There’s a lot we learn about the family that isn’t quite so nice. With a frightened girl leading a dual life, a very scary scene in the wilderness, and an overarching melancholy.

Curtains, 1983. Weird mess of a movie with Dean Wormer from Animal House playing a lechy director holding one last casting couch session at his not so palatial manse. Creepy mask makes the whole movie, with a final girl sequence that takes place in a weirdo prop department? basement? that has to be seen to be believed. Cheesy Canadian slasher but still strangely enjoyable.

Demoniacs, 1974. Sort of incomprehensible but intriguing rape revenge movie with extra added Satan. Two orphan girls get theirs on a bunch of deviant shipwreckers in old time France. Joelle Coeur is solid as the leader of the criminal gang. Also watch: Rose of Iron, Levres de sang, Night of the Hunted, Grapes of Death.

Pieces, 1982. Poster says “you don’t have to go to Texas for a chainsaw massacre” okay, got me! Kind of giallo and kind of not, this is another off kilter whodunit with a killer who’s using coeds to make his very own girl to love. Or something. A cast of never were’s, but a lot of memorable voices from Italian dubbed pictures. Lots of practical special effects that still look pretty good and a bizarro ending that had us wondering wtf was up.

Flesh for Frankenstein aka Andy Warhol’s Frankenstein, 1973. Udo Kier is the whole reason to watch this movie. Andy didn’t have much to do with it, this is Paul Morrissey all the way. A cast of uniformly pretty people have weird sex and lose their heads to further Udo’s dream of the Serbian ideal, or whatever the fuck. It was released in 3D. John Waters loves this movie.

pic related, it’s a French actress I love named Pony Tricot.

No. 3063

>>3062
I love you anon! Our tastes align perfectly.

No. 3064

>>3062
Fucking nice taste anon. Totally would love for you to rec more.

No. 3065

>>3062
May the cows bless you with milk anon. Thanks!

No. 3066

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I've recently watched "Barton Fink" and I really enjoyed it. Quick summary - set in the 1940s, a Jewish playwright from New York earns a job in Hollywood to write a screenplay about a wrestling movie. But he gets writers block. And then crazy shit starts to happen.

The atmosphere of some of the scenes were very eerie and unsettling especially as the movie progressed and, maybe it's because I'm a coward lmao, it made me feel very on edge at times. If you guys ever watched Eraserhead, this might slightly remind you of it. The characters are interesting and engaging and the acting is great, and the cinematography is excellent. And, no spoilers, but there's a sort of twist that i did NOT see coming and was really shocked when it happened (I kept expecting it to be a dream sequence but nope). The movie especially towards the end gets a little surreal and mysterious and you might get confused on if what's happening is actually reality but if you love stuff like that (I absolutely do) then give this movie a shot. Also I looked up some analysis and a few interpretations on the movie's meanings (there's a lot of different themes and such going on) and it really increased my love for the film.

So if you love surreal, mysterious and slightly creepy movies that make you think hard, with a touch of black comedy and historical backdrops, and you don't mind looking up explanations afterwards, then I'll recommend this one. And I've only seen it a few days ago but I already wanna watch it again, which in my view is a sign of a very engaging film.

No. 3067

>>3063
>>3064
>>3065
Thanks all! Hope some of you got some enjoyment out of these. Shudder (streaming service in the US that focuses on horror) recently did a marathon dawn-to-dusk marathon hosted by Joe Bob Briggs aka John Bloom, who was the film reviewer for, I think, Texas Monthly back in the day and had this trash persona of a redneck that he used for his secret love, which was exploitation film. He was way more famous as Joe Bob than he was as himself, which is kinda interesting in and of itself, but! If you love learning weird factoids about movies, actors and directors presented in a unique way, this was a crazy fun series, including the aforementioned Pieces and more than a few other greats. Each 'episode' is packed full of lots and lots of film history that's rapidly disappearing now that the grindhouses are gone.

He also did two books that are good primers if you're new to the genre but want more info: Profoundly Disturbing and Profoundly Erotic. They make nice coffee table books, great graphic design.

Happy movie hunting, everyone!

No. 3068

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Has anyone seen Mandy yet? I loved Beyond the Black Rainbow, very trippy midnight movie vibe and I hear Mandy is the same.

No. 3069

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>>3019
i just watched the suspiria remake in theaters. easily one of my favorite movies of recent years, that shit was addicting to watch and hit all the right amounts of creepy, intriguing, and straight up horrifying. it was visually stimulating too imo

No. 3070

>>3066
honestly my favorite John Goodman role

>I'LL SHOW YOU THE LIFE OF THE MIND!!!

No. 3071

>>3069

Thank you, anon! I wanted to see it at least because Tilda is my favorite actress. But a couple reviews put me off a bit.

No. 3072

>>3071
i think its worth seeing in a theater because the audio is top tier imo. the right amounts of dead silence contrasted with loud noises.

i've read a lot of reviews for it after seeing it. its far from perfect, but if you like offbeat horror its a good movie. really my only complaint is that it does seem a bit long and drawn out, but at the same time the build up is pretty necessary

No. 3073

>>3068
I watched it and while it was fun I genuinely think it was just a bit too slow paced. I get the focus on the artsiness but some of it really really dragged.

No. 3074

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Mandy is a lot of fun. It's a metal fairytale. Also a sweet viking mural on the side of a tricked out van and the cover of a badly written sci-fi novel you find at the rack in the library.

It's not brilliant but fuck, was it enjoyable. Gorgeous cinematography, too. It's not horror, either, more of the same midnight movie vibe as Beyond the Black Rainbow, which was the director's previous film.

This is absolutely the role Nic Cage was born to play. Hope some anons here have seen and enjoyed it!

No. 3075

>>3074
Fantastic assessment anon. It wasn't mind-blowingly good but it was really entertaining. The pic you posted was the best scene imo. Incredible acting ability in that scene alone and I don't care for good ole Nick

It was like, an ode to the 80's metal universe. Like the pulp-sci-fi books she was reading but in movie form.



[Completely unrelated but I just realized that the word "form" is short for "format"– mind blown and also I'm retarded]

No. 3076

>>3075

"Form" and "format" have the same origin in Latin.

https://www.etymonline.com/word/format

No. 3077

>>3074
Nic cage improvised a lot of the scene in the picture.
you can see the camera is all over the place and zooms in and out because they weren't sure what he was going to do next

No. 3078

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>>3074
Nic cage is one of my favorite actors in general. He manages to portay both a serious role while also being comedic at the same time. I just watched vampire's kiss for the first time a few days ago and while there was one or two scenes that made me realize 'uncomfortable 1980s movie,' it was genuinely enjoyable. Nic cage's role in that movie made it. No one else could have done it.

(also, the woman who plays Rachel is freakin gorgeous imo)

No. 3079

>>3069
I'm a huge fan of the original. Would the remake be good for an old lady fan like me? I heard many good things about it, but in general i'm always weary of (American) remakes.

No. 3080

>>3079
imo its a lot different from the original in tension and overall budget (obviously). but i think the general creepiness is still on par

No. 3081

>>3079
I like the original a lot too, I wasn’t very interested in this one until I found out the guy who directed The Terror (AMC show) was involved. I’ll probably watch it if I have a free day

No. 3082

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just watched empire records for the first time. i have mixed feelings. on one hand i love the 90s nostalgia and the music but on the other hand its really cheesy and generic

No. 3083

>>3082
seriously my ex bf freaked the fuck out i had never seen it and we watched together…i feel like i wasted an hour and a half of my life. there was nothing memorable about it besides liv tyler being pretty and renee zelwegger not having face fillers. if every copy of this was destroyed and no one was allowed to ever speak of it again i honestly feel like it wouldnt be missed.

No. 3084

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>>3083
If you want a 90's film with a better, weirder story watch The Doom Generation. It is a long standing favorite. I wanted to love Empire Records but it is really bad.

No. 3085

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>>3075
There were so many points where I laughed. Some of the dialogue, especially Linus Roache's was so OTT that I couldn't help it. He definitely got the best lines. Nic Cage can be so crazily uneven as an actor and yet he was just great in this. Sometimes when he does his whole "I am giving 1000% to this part" thing you want him to slow his roll, but here it was perfect. If you're willing to go with it, it's totally enjoyable.

If anons here are looking for a genuine 90's vibe, pic related could be up your alley? The opening monologue in the back seat of the taxi is the key to the whole film. Might like it, might not, but if you like movies in general it's definitely something to see. Very much a gen x feel and I think it's one of the few honestly good indies from that time period.

No. 3086

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Can we revive this thread?
As the year is coming to a close, what were your favorite movies that came out this year? Worst movies this year?
I feel like this will be a hot take here but I absolutely loved Overlord. I had fun most of the movie and it really felt like you were playing a game. Wyatt Russel is also a plus for me. Movies I re-watched in theaters or will most likely buy to support -
Venom
Halloween
Incredibles 2
BlacKkKlansman
A Quiet Place

Slenderman was def the worst movie I saw in theaters this year. I went with friends to laugh and was so mad at how unfunny bad it was. Other honorable mentions that pissed me off -
Annihilation - I WANTED to like it so bad. i did like parts of it and it was visually stunning but it was just not a good movie. Jennifer Jason Leigh was fantastic in it.
Predator - This franchise is such a guilty pleasure for me but it really seems like each movie is trying to be worse than the last.

No. 3087

>>3086
blackkklansman was great, one of the funniest movies i've seen this year.
i really hope I can see vice, the dick cheney biopic before the end of the year (i don't think it's coming out until christmas)
i also want to see luca guadagnino's suspiria remake and sorry to bother you!

No. 3088

>>3087
sorry to bother you was so bad, peak tumblr sjw movie with quirky weirdness thrown in and really on the nose with the message. blackkklansmen is wonderful tho

No. 3089

>>3088
really, i honestly don't know anything about it/haven't heard reviews but i know armie hammer is in it and i love him. maybe i won't watch then

No. 3090

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>>3088
aw really? the trailers made it look so funny. I also haven't seen it or the reviews :/
Also I can't believe I didn't mention the garbage pile that was Pacific Rim Uprising on my hated films of 2018. You can literally remove Cailee Spaeny's character entirely and the movie would have had more time to focus on an actual plot and character development.

No. 3091

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>>3086
> Annihilation - I WANTED to like it so bad. i did like parts of it and it was visually stunning but it was just not a good movie.

Oh God, I know this feel so much. I thought that some visuals were stunning and that, finally, we have a group of women that are brave and whose conversation doesn't revolve around men or being catty to each other, but there was something lacking in the story, and I hate the supposed deep meaning behind what the zone is.

That scene near the very end gave me goosebumps, otherwise I just wasn't impressed with the movie.

It is worth a watch imo, but it's not something great. On the other hand I thought A quiet place was a shit movie, and hereditary was deja vu so annihilation is great in comparison to those.

No. 3092

>>3091
>>3086

Me and my bf watched it and we both sat in almost complete silence throughout the movie. It had some really effective visuals, and the scene with the bear was nightmare-inducing, but we both still had the exact same feeling. It lacked something.

No. 3093

>>3088
I thought sorry to bother you was odd and missed the mark it wanted to hit, but anti-capitalist messages in films have existed for decades before tumblr, anon.

No. 3094

>>3093
The movie was tumblresque in the aesthetic like the shots of the gfs character's ridiculous ear hoops and the like, as well as in how obnoxious it was

No. 3095

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I just had to make a post about this movie. Bird Box is so overrated. What was the hype about? It's not scary, it doesn't hold suspense, it's silly, the ending is anti-climatic. The acting was disappointing and the story itself sounded as if it was fanfic written by a high schooler.

It's not bad but I would rate it 5/10. Average. Shame on me I guess.

No. 3096

>>3095
netflix started an internet meme campaign and it worked

No. 3097

I personally enjoyed Annihilation but my issue was the character tropes. You had the tough one, the really smart quiet nerdy one, the "we must continue the mission no matter what", then of course you know the main character survives and will probably be the only one that does. Other than that I found it very intriguing throughout.

Last year I watched Hereditary and I was so impressed by it. All the subtle things they did throughout the movie is so true to the writings of the lesser key of Solomon I was so happy with it. Shortly after I watched The Nun with some friends in theaters and I knew it was going to be terrible but I didn't think it was going to be that horrible. I personally enjoy any movies based around the occult and religion but The Nun was a couple hours of my life I cant get back.

No. 3098

>>3096
Yeah. I mean, I wasn't aware of the memes, I just saw everyone talking about it and wanted to know if it was that good. I thought Hereditary was an ok movie, not brilliant but decent.

This one, however, was just nonsensical. It's a movie to pass your time if you really have nothing else to do.
Annihilation at least had nice shots. This movie didn't even have that.

>>3097
You might be interested in Welcome to Mercy which is a new movie and deals with the occult. I plan to watch it in a day so I can't tell if it's good or not.

No. 3099

>>3095
The book was alright but Netflix made it into too much of a meme for a film that’s not appealing to the widest audience.

No. 3100

Has anyone watched/played that Black Mirror Bandersnatch special? The script was pretty corny but overall I enjoyed it. I really loved choose your own adventure books as a kid, and it was nice to experience that again outside of visual novels.

No. 3101

>>3100
I loved it! It definitely wasn't the strongest Black Mirror story as the focus was obviously the episode's interactivity, but I didn't mind; it was fun and some of the endings were pure mindfuck. They did a good job on creating the paths, too. After I got my first ending, it felt really smooth and natural to go back to the earlier choices and see how the story can play out. I watched it with my friends and that was an interesting experience as well. Some of them always wanted to pick the worst stuff, others tried to save the protagonist and in the end, everyone just screamed at the TV screen.

No. 3102

>>3097
Anon are you me? I feel like I haven't shut up about annihilation or hereditary this year,for better or for worse, I really loved some of the scene transitions camerawork in hereditary.

>>3100
Yes! I got pretty much all the endings when I played it for 4ish hours and now I'm happy to never touch it again, but I wish there was more so I could immerse myself in the aesthetic and nerdy true crime style lore.

I'm not normally the reeee normies type but finishing it I went to reddit because I wanted other people's opinions and you could just see how many people there had never strayed from Facebook or played a VN before, eg people asking about their single dead end route like they hadn't thought to replay, ot that didn't think to re-try the same route, random posts replying to god knows who without quoting… Felt very smuganimegirl.jpeg

No. 3103

>>3100
I thought it was extremely stylish and well-made, as usual for Black Mirror. I loved the setting and the attention to detail in crafting 1980s London, the music, the TV presenters. But I wasn't convinced by the story. I found it quite tedious at times, like others have said, I just think the story was sacrificed to put more focus on the interactive element. This is fair enough, the interactive element was really interesting and unique. But not my favourite episode at all.

No. 3104

anyone suggest any good movies based on themes around un-requited love

No. 3105

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>>3104
I think this fits the bill? It's been a while since I've actually watched it. Superb film!

No. 3106

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Not a film but the tv thread never took off– has anyne else been watching Harlots? Season 2 came out in August. Just got a chance to watch it. Hnnnng so good

No. 3107

>>3106
Yeah, I started watching it when the second season came out. I’m glad it’s getting one more season but I hope they reveal more info about it soon, I want to know if all the cast is returning.

No. 3108

>>3099
Yeah, they should have just let the book exist on its own. I read that Universal got movie rights to it before it was even published though. I guess they thought it’d be a huge success.

No. 3109

>>3104
500 days of summer is precisely about that. I can't say I liked it but you might.
Though, I wish there was a good movie about unrequited love where the woman is the one that is suffering from unrequited love.

Also, the great expectations. It's an old but gold though depending on which version you watch, you may get a happy ending.

No. 3110

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>>3107
Have you read this? I'm assuming you have and are referring to the return of Samantha Morton (Margeret Wells), Holli Dempsey (Emily Lacey), and Kate Fleetwood (Nancy Birch), but just in case:

https://www.express.co.uk/showbiz/tv-radio/1025231/Harlots-season-3-release-date-Hulu-release-date-cast-plot-Lesley-Manville-Samantha-Morton

I didn't think Liv Tyler would be back for season 3. I thought her character fucked off forever with her incest daughter.

No. 3111

Anyone else cried like a baby watching Bohemian Rhapsody?

No. 3112

>>3110
I didn’t read that article before, but I saw that Holly Dempsey/Emily Lacey recently started posting about the third season on her Instagram. I also agree that Liv probably won’t be back, and Samantha Morton might not appear in a lot of episodes either. But I think one more season should be just enough to tie up everything for the show, so I’m really looking forward to it.

No. 3113

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I recently watched Bronson. Really good film

No. 3114

>>3111
No. Freddie Mercury is a horrible person with a stick up his ass. I can't stand that everyone praises him.

No. 3115

>>3114
I agree. His music wasn't that good either tbh

No. 3116

I know its not a movie, its a show but is anyone watching YOU on Netflix ?

No. 3117

>>3116
Yes, it was pretty good. I'm kind of disappointed that a certain someone was hinted to be alive at the end of the series, same with the dumb therapist twist, and there were some dull episodes in the middle, like the captain one, but it was overall very enjoyable.
I hope the protagonist gets fucked over in the end of season two.

No. 3118

>>3116
Yes, I've read the book earlier and it's interesting to compare the small changes from the novel to the tv series. How do you like it so far?

No. 3119

>>3117
>>3118
samefag but I've read the sequel novel it's completely different and the protagonist goes to prison but it's hinted he will find a way out, he also finds a ~true love~ among this hollywood rich family, he murders some other people during the novel

No. 3120

>>3117
>>3118
I've only finnished episode 3. I like it so far. It's not some grand masterpiece but its good, joe isnt a manichean character but he is fucked up just enough that you actually dont end up romanticising him or w/e

No. 3121

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Liv Tyler is going to be back on Harlots!

No. 3122

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>>3121
Cool! I was sceptical of her at first but she really played her role so beautifully in season 2. Can't wait for the next one!!

Speaking of television series, I just started watching Bramwell (1995-1998) on a whim and I'm so extremely pleasantly surprised at how good it is.

>In 1895, women were not expected to work - or even know about - medicine. Women were expected to work as house-wives, mothers, teachers and nurses. One woman was determined to change that. Eleanor Bramwell works under Sir Herbert Hamilton's supervision. She isn't happy. After he stupidly loses a perfectly healthy young mother, Eleanor decides it is time to make her mark in medical history. Mocked by fellow medical students and questioned by her father, Doctor Robert Bramwell, Eleanor is soon given a renovated building - by donation of the kind Lady Cora Peters - and begins her own infirmary - The Thrift. But with all odds against her, will she survive? Will she make her dream come true? Will her colleagues trust her?


Including a synopsis in case it interests someone else! Side note: the captions are hilarious because so often it just says [INAUDIBLE] because of the accents.

No. 3123

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OK! So i've been watching a lot more movies these days, a lot of them i've gotten from this thread, but i kinda am running out of ideas for my next visions, so if you have any i'll be glad to try them.
I think i am going to try and explain some of my faves that i don't remember being posted already:
//Valerie and her weeks of wonders: Gohtic fever dream, watch if you like confusion and beauty
// Level five : French documentary about a dev wife, tranquil and nostalgic
// Memories of matsuko : A film about the decadence of a cute girl. It's really sad and would be fitting for the "desolated looser woman" category an anon was searching for.
//Antiporno : Art movie about repressed sexuality and sadness in general. Sad.
//Drawing restrain nine: :)
//Ichi the killer: FUN but not so good
//Tokyo decadence: :O
// La Clepsydre: Oniric and confusing, about dementia and great
// Sweet movie: A great avant garde movie with sweet visuals.
//Alice 1988: My favorite adaptation, watch the director's other works, he is a claynimation master.
// Les garçons sauvages: Watch it, please :)
// Taxidermia: It's gross and it made my friends go away but it's well shot and intelligent.
//Kuso: If you like flying lotus, david firth and the Brainfeeder crew AND can make the abstraction of shite humor you CAN like it.
//Zardoz: It's tacky but pretty smart about it's message. And fun.
//Skins: Aesthetics over substance but i LIKED IT
//Delicatessen: It's about a human-meat consuming comunity in post apocalyptic Paris. Just awesome.
//Strange circus: My favourite Sono Sion, about toxic famillies and the effect on it's members.
Remember to watch a lot of movies and DRINK SOME MF WATER babes, good night!!

No. 3124

>>3123
>Tekkonkinkreet
>Daisies
>Valerie and Her Week of Wonders
>Happiness
>Gummo
>Taxidermia
>Alice
>Coraline
>Cat Soup
>Mysterious Skin
Yes yes yes
You have great taste, anon!

No. 3125

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>>3034
Just watched the trailer, Dahmer is one of my favorites to learn about so I'll check the movie out! And maybe the graphic novel too. With that said the actor's resemblance to the actual Dahmer is insane! The comment section of the trailer is awful tho
>hE tOuchED A dOG iM oUt
>Austin and Ally jokes
>Um he's a serial killer???he doesn't deserve a movie?????
I don't what it is about a majority of the people into true crime but they're starting to become just as bad as weebs

>>3123
>Coraline
>Tekkon Kinkreet
>Donnie Darko
>The Dark Crystal
>Perfect Blue

You've got some awesome taste anon! I don't think I'll ever get tired of Coraline and The Dark crystal is such a treat, Fizzgig is one of my favorite characters lmao
Perfect Blue is also a fantastic movie but that movie is the reason I can no longer handle watching sexual violence in any type of media. It's also the reason why I can't watch Happiness but I can see why people would like it!

No. 3126

>>3123
>Valerie and her week of wonders
>Alice 1988
>Memories of Matsuko
>Strange circus
Anon, are you my movie soulmate?

No. 3127

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This movie was just terrible. The little girl was particularly annoying with her screeching and worst acting possible. Throughout the movie, I just didn't care about any of the characters. None of them had any depth or redeemable qualities.
And if I were to judge it solely on being an action movie, I'd say I should have been paid to watch it. The fight scenes are practically the same (there's lots of them). There's no satisfying choreography or something to make you go wow.
Even the costumes looked cheap at times, as if they were bought on aliexpress.
The story doesn't make sense. There's no conclusion or explanation. A lot of the characters act against their character all the time. I know it's based on a manga but c'mon.
The only good thing about this movie is the hair styling. Gotta give them props for the impeccable hair.

Sorry for the negativity. I waster more than 2 hours on this so it was a vent. Don't make my mistake anons!

No. 3128

>>3127
bad/annoying kids in movies always ruin them for me. always.

No. 3129

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My fav movie is Oldboy
The sort of prequel Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance is good, too. Have yet to see Sympathy for Lady Vengeance, the sort of sequel, and am excited to. I wonder what it would be like to watch the American Oldboy (as a trash movie). I def wanna watch The Handmaiden, too, and am excited about that aswell. Park Chan-wook is a cool dude I guess.
Oldboy was special for me because I was unhappily staying with a real douchebag at the time who randomly put it on. I had no idea what to expect or any expectation to begin with (this can be great for the experience). I was completely blown away by the story and story-telling and speechless afterwards (dude got up and fucked around on his pc without any reaction at all). I have listened to the soundtrack a billion times, too. Disclaimer: it's edgy and sick.

As a teen I started making a list of every single movie I had ever seen without discrimination and would see. Was quite some (impossible) project and I really had to dig in my memory but it was lots of fun. Lost the list though.

Here is a v random list (tired) of some movies I like which haven't been mentioned. Very random

The Big Lebowski
The Shining
Up (wholesome)
The Last Unicorn (wholesome)
The sword in the stone (wholesome)
Django Unchained
Inglorious Basterds
Carol

About Carol
I'm in love with the movie for some reason but sadly can't say it's the chemistry or emotion overall because I just don't feel it and I agree with some critics that say it's empty and bloodless and studied. I watched it two and a half times recently because I really wanted to love it more. It was an experience though. If anyone has seen it and wants to give their opinion or roast, I'd love to read it.
I wanna get the book, too, that might be more to my liking.

This is a cool thread, I'll be sure to get inspired here.

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>>3128
Agreed. I usually don't have high expectations for kids in movies, but this one was really bad.

On a related note, the Fall from 2006 has a little girl as a deuteragonist and I didn't find her annoying at all. In fact, her acting seemed sincere and not forced. You know, when they make kids talk like adults? I absolutely hate that.

So, the Fall is visually stunning. The plot is simple but the good acting makes up for it.

>>3129
I love Oldboy too but for some reason, I prefer Sympathy for Mr Vengeance. I recommended it to my friends but they said they were severely depressed after watching it.
Sympathy for Lady Vengeance was OK but it wasn't on par with the first two of the trilogy imo.

No. 3131

>>3130
Also, don't watch the trailer for the Fall. It spoils too much. But please do watch the movie if you're into beautiful visuals.

No. 3132

>>3130
I get why one would prefer SFMV. I subscribe my own preference to the circumstances partially.
Oh, I'll watch the fall! Love Lee Pace. Pushing Daisies the series is a guilty pleasure of mine aswell as his odd over the top Thranduil performance.

No. 3133

>>3132
> Pushing Daisies the series is a guilty pleasure of mine aswell as his odd over the top Thranduil performance.

tbh I haven't watched anything else of his. I will give it a watch, thanks!

I've also learned he starred in Halt and Catch Fire, so I'll be adding that to my Lee Pace binge as well.

No. 3134

>>3130
UGH the fall is s0 good. That shit makes me cry. The little girl's acting is great.

No. 3135

>>3129
>Carol
That movie… I have to say that I agree with those critics who said it's empty. I felt absolutely nothing watching it, the two actresses had zero chemistry, it was just boring to me. Which kind of disappointed me since I had been told to watch that movie because it was supposedly "so good"…

No. 3136

>>3135
NTA but I really wanted to like it for feminist reasons but it was so. boring I gave up halfway…

No. 3137

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I've gotten really into going to the cinema by myself lately and it's great because now I can watch all the films I wouldn't force my bf or friends to watch lol. Recently I saw The Favourite and Mary Queen of Scots (both in pic related). I'm a big fan of Saoirse Ronan, Margot Robbie and Emma Stone. I'd highly recommend both films because they've filmed in stunning locations, feature beautifully-made costumes and even though they're not entirely historically accurate, they were thoroughly entertaining the whole time. It's great to see so many good actresses and strong female historical figures on the big screen. If you're deciding between which to watch, The Favourite is a little ridiculous but fun while Mary Queen of Scots is very heavy but the acting is incredibly moving.

The trailers have me really excited for this year because it looks like there will be a lot of period films. Specifically The Aftermath (with Keira Knightly and Alexander Skarsgard) looks amazing and I can't wait to see it.

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>>3137
I loved The Favourite. It was so debaucherous! Dirt & mud, shit, vomit, sex, the words cunt, rape, power and control, huge ridiculous wigs and costumes I saw 2 separate people walk out of the theater. I heard the guy behind me ask his wife if she was okay, and she whispered back, "There's nothing funny about this." Olivia Colman's performance was fantastic. She portrayed Queen Anne's madness, desperation, and mental resignation so wonderfully. The part with the musicians playing outside and her screaming for them to stop was both hilarious and terribly sad.
I read that Yorgos Lanthimos took inspiration from the film The Draughtsman's Contract. Pic related. I watched it and it was good! I recommend it if you love period films. The pacing of the dialogue was very similar to The Favourite, as well as some of the costume choices.
I loved the ending. It was perfect. Ugh such a good film!

No. 3139

>>3138
Samefag but I meant the ending of The Favourite was so so good. Poorly written, apologies!

No. 3140

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>>3138

>The Draughtsman's Contract


Peter Greenaway is my favorite director. Several years ago I managed to find all of his films and most of his documentaries via torrent. The Cook, The Thief, His Wife and Her Lover and The Pillow Book are probably his most well known, but they are all worth tracking down.

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>>3140

Each film juxtaposes lush visuals with intense psychological drama.

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>>3140

His scenery and tableaus are like Renaissance paintings come to life.

No. 3143

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In my search for Peter Greenaway gifs I stumbled across this site and, in particular, this page citing the influence of Godard.

http://www.pinnlandempire.com/2018/07/the-school-of-godard-part-2-moving.html

No. 3144

>>3138
>I saw 2 separate people walk out of the theater. I heard the guy behind me ask his wife if she was okay, and she whispered back, "There's nothing funny about this."
Omg are you serious? I didn't think it was that provocative. I'll definitely check out The Draughtsman's Contract because it looks beautiful, thanks anon!

No. 3145

>>3143
>>3142
>>3141
>>3140
Wow those are beautifully composed! Ty for the info, I'll be sure to check out more Greenaway films.

>>3144
Yeah I don't know what they were expecting. One person left at the wedding nigt handjob scene kek

Also I forgot to mention but I loved the use of the fisheye lense. It conveyed a claustrophobic, distorted feeling, which I thought was really clever.

No. 3146

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Does anyone like (or loves/hates) Lars Von Trier films? I know he's 3edgy5u and all but I can't help but watch them. The newest one, The House That Jack Built, looks like it'll be more of a straight horror. Has anyone seen it? Also, does anyone else think Matt Dillon looks like Bruce Campbell here?

No. 3147

>>3146
I've tried so hard to like his other movies but they were always just too boring or too tryhard for me. But I actually enjoyed The House That Jack Built a lot. His trademark pretentiousness does seep in but it's way less than his previous films. About halfway through I was really worried he was going to take a serial killer apologist approach to the movie but was pleasantly surprised. I'd say give it a watch. It may not be the best movie in general but in my opinion, it's his best film so far.

No. 3148

>>3146
Haven’t watched it but heard the rumors of people leaving halfway through during the screenings. It’s supposed to be his most disturbing film to date I’m kinda curious as well but I also don’t wanna scar myself lmao

No. 3149

>>3146
The way the story is told is almost identical to Nymphomaniac. If you like the confessional aspect to that film, you'll probably like the structure of this. Having been flipped out by LVT films in the past I was apprehensive about watching this one, but surprisingly I found it to be almost comedic? It's a very black style of comedy, to be sure, but I couldn't take anything that happened seriously. It made me side eye a lot of the more distraught reviewers.

No. 3150

>>3146
I like nymphomaniac, been wanting to watch the house that jack built but haven't gotten around to it yet . But didn't people walk out at Cannes because of sexual assault allegations that came out against him? >>3148 not sure, it was I think, Bjork right?

No. 3151

Also, I've been rewatching Tarantino films that I enjoyed when I was like 16 and watched them bc my boyfriend loved them. And now I'm feeling like they actually low-key suck and that they're just an excuse for lame white guys to say the n word and talk shit about women/hate women. I mean in Reservoir Dogs the only mentions of women are of them being whores, being waitresses, and getting murdered. I can still appreciate Tarantino's style and a lot of his movies but I think a lot of them are overhyped

No. 3152

>>3150
It was because he said Nazis weren't so bad, or something. I've never heard of sexual abuse allegations against him, he's just a prick to work for.

The thing with Bjork and Dancer in the Dark was that he pushed her way beyond what she was capable of or trained to do and she had a sort of nervous breakdown when it was completed. Catherine Deneuve said shortly after the film came out that while she had no trouble telling LVT to get fucked, it was clear to her that since Bjork had no real training as an actress, she was never certain when she could say she wasn't going to do something, and so ended up doing everything in a part that was emotionally exhausting.

No. 3153

>>3152
Ah right that was it sorry I think I was confusing him with Roman Polanski for a sec there, or maybe even someone else it's hard to keep them straight kek.

I kind of struggle with whether I can still enjoy movies directed by someone who's a douchebag/horrible person. One of my favorite movies has been Midnight in Paris, directed by Woody Allen, but now I feel guilty and horrible enjoying it

No. 3154

>>3152
It's interesting. Out of all his leading ladies, I think Charlotte Gainsbourg has by far got it the worst from him in terms of what she needs to bring emotionally, and yet she seems to enjoy their collaborations a ton. Antichrist and Melancholia require her to be out of her mind for most of her screentime, and she's so good and so convincing in both.

Bjork has said many times that it was an awful experience for her. She gave every single take everything she had, which is a great way to make yourself sick. You mentioned Catherine Denueve (sp?) and that was her take on it, too. Bjork did win the best actress at Cannes so that's something.

But she did recently accuse him of abuse, in 2017, I think it was. I don't know what to make of it, to be honest, because no one's ever said anything like that about him before or since, and I think predators like that aren't one and dones, they keep going.

No. 3155

>>3153
>>3154

Um, I guess I was wrong about LVT, sorry, I hadn't heard about this! Reading this made me super bummed out.

Sadly, there are lots of amazing films made by people who I think are complete wastes, like Polanski, but luckily films are such a collaborative effort that it's not too difficult for me to see those pictures as having been made by many, rather than by one. It's got to the point where I'll watch for cinematographers or costumers or set design if the director is really iffy.

No. 3156

Lynch pays homage to lots of classic film. He'll fess up to Godard, Tati, Kubrick, Wilder and Hitchcock but he'll leave out his direct influences. A friend of mine and I watched the Victor Fleming and Spencer Tracy version of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde the other night and we were blown away by how much Blue Velvet borrows from it, even down to casting Ingrid Bergman's daughter Isabella Rosellini in the sort-of-Ivy role. It's weirdly perverse for a studio film from the forties, too, much more than the actual pre-code from '31. I see David Lynch as the last great, almost stereotypically American filmmaker, coming from a certain tradition, but also taking that tradition and just twisting it like crazy into something unique and gorgeous. I think when he's gone it'll be a sad day for cinema.

Are there many classic film fans here? I watch a lot of TCM but also spend loads of time on Karagarga looking for foreign films. The selection there is incredible.

No. 3157

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Got to see Alita last night! It was surprisingly really fun and the action scenes were very well choreographed and beautifully detailed. I also saw it in 3D so that probably added to it a lot. My favourite scene is the bar fight. I'm quite sick of the "fish out of water" genre but Alita adapts pretty quickly and I love how cocky and confident she becomes. I'm such a sucker for characters who talk like that but deliver on their promises lol. It's also just really nice to see female characters in sci-fi/action films that defy cultural expectations in general. The giant eyes kind of freaked me out in the trailer but didn't bother me once I got used to them in the film.

I've never read the manga (will now though) but you can tell that people working on it are fans of the source material because the characters are as visually accurate to their manga counterparts as possible and they tried to cram in as many references in the 2 hours they had available (sometimes creating loose ends but I'm hoping it gets a sequel? I'm also hoping that reading the manga will help me understand the world and plot points a bit better. Didn't understand who those warriors were even though finding out is Alita's goal throughout the entire film?). I think it'd be a fun film for anyone who liked Ready Player One, Blade Runner or Ghost in the Shell.

For anyone wondering about the dog, yes the dog dies. I wish I had known that before I went into it because it made me cry lol.

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>>3140
So I'm going down the Greenaway rabbit hole. Watching The Baby of Macon and all I can say is: What the Fuck and I Can't Look Away. I've never seen anything like this. It's so deliciously strange and cruel. What is real? What's not?
I'm not an educated film buff, so idk if this is surrealism (I don't think I like surrealism) but wow.

No. 3159

>>3158
I just found out that the film in its entirety is on YouTube btw!

No. 3160

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>>3158
Baby of Macon is probably peak Greenaway but it's not easy to watch for a lot of people for obvious reasons.
What always gets me about his pre-2000 films is how he made a budget of crumbs and lint look priceless. His recent stuff kind of looks cheap unfortunately (there are more problems than visual) and there is no replacing Sacha Vierny, his old D/P.

No. 3161

>>3160
I read that The Baby of Macon had a shoestring budget as well. Super impressive.
I'll watch The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover next! Ty for the insight anon(s?)!!

No. 3162

Hope you like! Really, if you stuck with the major films (avoid the obscure shorts and television projects for now) from The Draughtsman's Contract all the way up to The Pillow Book or maybe 8 1/2 Women if you're feeling daring, I'd say you can't go wrong.
None of them should be too difficult to find in a search.

No. 3163

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I thought this was interesting.
Side note I went to a book reading/signing by Bret Easton Ellis and someone asked during the Q&A if he was a misogynist based on some of the fucked up shit he's written and he said he never thought about it. Idek what to think about that kek

No. 3164

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Just watched Io. What a turd of a dystopian sci-fi movie. The melodrama is hoakey and just plain awkward. The acting goes from droll to over the top in moments notice, and the “couple” (yawn) have no chemistry whatsoever. Main actress comes off like a complete child yet we’re suppose to see her as a brilliant quasi scientist, and the male lead is a complete snore of a person who goes zero to a hundred and back to zero. The atmosphere and sets are really nice, the poor acting just immediately pulled me out and ruined my suspension of disbelief (“it’s too dark to travel” what??? you’re on atvs with friggen headlamps on them in a dystopia where everything has died including animals, just go if you’re pressed for time!!) I never found Anthony Mackie a bad actor, but I wanted his character to just die in the movie I cared so little about him or his tragic backstory. Margaret Qualley is someone I know nothing about, but if this is a testament to her true acting ability I give her a hard pass. I’m really hoping they just had shitty directing or a lackluster script.

No. 3165

>>3163
Isn't Ellis gay, also?
I wouldn't doubt he is (a misogynist), you have to hate a sex to fixate on putting so much detail in violent scenes involving them.

No. 3166

>>3165
Yeah, he is gay. He had an "assistant" aka a young twink with him kek

No. 3167

>>3163
Ok first off that pic is amazing. I can totally see the inspiration in retrospect.

As for the text post, not having thought about the implications of one's works is a huge red flag to me. It's somehow worse that they're supposedly unaware of how hateful the text comes across. Randy Moore is a good example of this if you have seen "Escape From Tomorrowland". Jenny Nicholson got me familiar with this film and it's a mess.

Maybe they think saying "oh shit really i had no idea" absolves them of responsibility? If anything it just shows how deep-rooted their issues are…

No. 3168

>>3165
I thought I had a strong stomach but I could not get through the American Psycho novel. The gore and violence is described in such loving detail it made me physically sick.

No. 3169

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Just watched The Kindergarten Teacher. Wow what an uncomfortable film.
I'm not comfortable with the notion that children are "wise beyond their years"… it reeks of pedophilic agenda. Back to the conspiracy thread I go.
Overall it was very beautifully shot and Maggie Gyllenhal delivered an amazing performance. Idk why her titties have to be out in every film she's in even if I think it (they) played an important role in this particular film.

No. 3170

>>3167
>Maybe they think saying "oh shit really i had no idea" absolves them of responsibility.
Itayrt and I want to believe he just didn't want to delve into the topic on that night in front of that audience but honestly with men you just never know. The whole thing was kinda meta in the context of him and his material lol

No. 3171

>>3169
Yeah, that shit urks me too. Child prodigies are extremely rare. And even if they're book smart, they aren't world smart. Children are always gonna be children. It's proven how our brains grow over the years.

>>2843
I'm gonna check this out now. Looks amazing

No. 3172

>>3171
>>3169
Idk if it’s actually a pedo thing (but then again, it is Hollywood) but I usually hate the “wise child” troupe. It’s so unrealistic and those types of characters usually come off very insufferable. Like Chloe Mortez’s character in 500 Days of Summer. Does anyone honestly believe a 12 year old girl is more wise and mature about romantic relationships than her adult brother? It was a good movie, don’t get me wrong but that shit annoyed the hell out of me even when I saw it in theaters as a teen almost a decade ago.

I think in some circumstances, kids can mature really fast in some aspects if they are in traumatic or stressful situations. Like an older child taking care of their younger siblings if their parents are too fucked up to. But even then, they still have the brains of children and any “they’re really mature for their age!” is pure bs (usually used to defend relationships between adults and minors).

No. 3173

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I recently watched Angelica. It's on Netflix. Go watch it now is all I can say. Super weird, super good. Fantastic.

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>>3173
Double post but I just realized this is by the same director as Teeth, Mitchell Lichtenstein. How interesting that it's a male.

No. 3175

>>3172
Shitty writers write children that talk like adults. Most people imagine intelligent people to be psychic and impossibly computerlike. Aside from femme fatale, genius and wisechild are probably me least favorite tropes. Both signs of bad writing. Book of Henry unfortunately has both of these huge problems and I can't believe people greenlit it.

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One of my favorite films is Trois Couleurs: Rouge by Kieslowski. It’s very atmospheric, artistic, and contemplative, and I find some of the themes intriguing (justice, love, fate vs free will). It’s one of those films you think about for a long time after seeing it.

No. 3177

The discussion in the rad fem thread made me think of this.

No. 3178

Could you guys recommend me good (and lesser known) psychological thrillers? Preferably one with a very unexpected plot twist.

No. 3179

>>3178
I know of psychological horrors such as the Others and the Orphanage that have a plot twist. But they are well known.

I can't think of a good psychological thriller now but when I do, I'll post it.

No. 3180

>>3178

Not a movie, but have you seen "Chance" starring Hugh Laurie?

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No. 3182

>>3176
This seems like a really interesting movie and very up my alley. Would you recommend watching the other two films first or can it be watched on its own?

No. 3183

>>3182
ntayrt but I would recommend watching the others first as they kind of interconnect. they're good. maybe a bit dated now, but still worth a watch

No. 3184

>>3173
Go watch Angelica like RIGHT NOW anon.

No. 3185

>>3178
Same anon.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions, I'll look into them!

No. 3186

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I watched Suburra (2015), an italian movie on Netflix and it was surprisingly good for an italian movie.

If you dislike gore, lots of nudity, and extreme violence then definitely don't watch this.

It's a movie about corruption in Italy where politics, the church, and mafia are heavily intertwined. When a politician has sex with two prostitutes, one of them being underage and OD on drugs, it starts a chain of events that will unravel this grim, bloodthirsty world that is anything but underground.

It's not artsy and it's not deep. There's no good protagonist or someone who you'd root for (at least I think so), but it was an interesting thriller to watch. It had a fast pace except for wannabe lingering artsy shots on occasions, and it always kept me on edge with what was going to happen next.

I feel bad posting just a regular thriller in this thread full of gems but there you go.

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>>3182
Late reply but The Double Life of Véronique, Kieslowski's film preceding the Trois Couleurs trilogy and also with Irène Jacob, is very much worth watching too.

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>>3138
I know that this was more than 2 weeks ago but I'd like to ask you or anyone else that saw the Favourite, what did you think of the ending? How did you interpret it?
I presume it's just Abigail's realisation that she locked herself in a golden cage where she's still a servant and Anne's realisation that Sarah was right. Now, all of them share a miserable existence.
The only thing that I didn't get was why Sarah looked so confident even when Abigail managed to expel her from the court and later country?

Also, I was genuinely surprised by the historical accuracy(except for the lesbian relationship).

Slightly OT, Rachel Weisz looks gorgeous!

I know people wrote about this movie how you don't know who to cheer because everyone's equally rotten for but to me, it was obvious that Sarah was the better person and genuinely seemed to care for the Queen.

And I completely agree about Olivia Colman's performance. I thought she acted the best out of the bunch (the entire cast was great).

No. 3189

>>3188
This is pretty much how I interpreted the ending as well.
I agree that Sarah was the better of the two, but it was still pretty depressing because she, too, was like a "pet" to the queen; made to be available at her beck and call. And likewise, she relished in and took advantage of the position she was lifted into as the queen's right-hand-lady and lover. So either way the relationship wasn't pure. I can't wait to give it a second viewing.

>>3184
This was my post and I've been cringing since I made it. Sorry for being fucking annoying.

No. 3190

Did anyone see Eighth Grade? It got a 99% on rotten tomatoes and it looks like everyone loves it. Worth seeing?

No. 3191

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I love checking in on this thread.

To the anon who recced Kieslowski's Double Life of Veronique, props. It's one of my favorites and a gorgeous picture, great recommend! I brought another European film today, a good example of arthouse that's paced - let's say deliberately - but if you're in the mood for something different and are an old pro who loves sitting with a Tarkovsky film, you'll be fine here. I saw this after I had gone on a huge Delphine Seyrig kick and wasn't expecting what I got, but it's become one of my favorites and I rewatch it probably once a year. I'll warn anons up front, the run time is 3 hours and 45 minutes, so you've got to be in the mood for movie watching!

Jeanne Dielman, 23, quai du commerce, 1080 Bruxelles. It's absolutely a political film, but it's the politic that was present in films of the seventies, which is to say subtle and subtextual, my favorite kind. I hope someone enjoys it.

No. 3192

>>3190
I started it but stopped about half way through bc it was too tweeny for me. But it wasn't awful.

No. 3193

>>3192
kind of weirds me out because bo burnham wrote/directed it? i'm skeptical about how not creepy it'd be to have a film written and directed by a man about what it's like to be a tween girl? like, is that not weird to anyone else? how authentic could his writing be?? still, everyone says it's amazing…

No. 3194

>>3193
Thinking back on some of the scenes it does seem obvious that it was written by a man. Gross.

No. 3195

>>3194
>>3194
>>3192
>>3190
ok i watched 'eighth grade' and how did it get 99%? granted, it does make me like bo burnham a lot more. it was not porny or creepy or sexualized, and was actually very true to what being an 8th grade girl is like, shockingly. i also like that he's with a woman that's like twice his age so he gets props for that too. the movie itself was incredibly dull, however. i definitely went in with a very critical view of his ability to understand what it's like to be a teenage girl, so i'm really pleasantly surprised that he was able to create a piece of media about young girls without being a disgusting asshole. i also like the fact that it wasn't a typical indie 'wise kid' bullshit movie. the dialogue is natural and the characters are believable.

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I have to recommend the Guilty, a Danish thriller. The acting and the story is great. You feel helpless as much as the protagonist that works in the call centre for emergency calls. In case you haven't watched it and you're in the mood for a good thriller, look no further.

No. 3197

Can you guys recommend me some movies about girls friendship?

No. 3198

>>3197
Hana and Alice

No. 7587

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I finally watched The Favourite too. I'm glad I didn't listen to all the reviews trashing this movie, they were wrong. 't was good.

>>3188
That's right, in the ending Anne realizes that Sarah was right after seeing Abigail torturing one of her bunnies and showing herself as the power hungry, incompetent person Sarah warned her about. As for Sarah, I think she was smug because she knew this scenario would happen and that Anne would've regretted sending her away. She was the only one that Anne wouldn't have treated as a servant.
And yes, Rachel Weisz looks amazing. I even find her better looking now than her younger self (The Mummy etc). Crazy to think she's older than the actress playing Queen Anne. Goals.

No. 7591

>>3188
>it was obvious that Sarah was the better person and genuinely seemed to care for the Queen.

I don't necessarily think shes morally good or anything but yeah, Sarah's relationship with Anne felt more equal. Anne utilized her power as queen to toy around with her, but Sarah was more assertive, could stand up for herself and knew how to handle her. Like, they're both wack people but it seemed like a better dynamic. Also I thought Abigail was ultimately upset that she was in the gilded cage situation whereas I thought Sarah may have genuinely liked the way things were previously idk.

Kinda ot but I love Olivia Colman. She had such a warm presence in Broadchurch. Seeing her act crazy and unstable made me a bit anxious

No. 7595

>>7591
Awards are dumb but Olivia Colman's candid and adorable Oscar speech made my life better tbh. I loved this film and hoped it got best picture. Along with Roma, which was a film that did something unique with how it weaved its character into its cinematography. Very annoyed that a safe film like Green Book snagged the most prestigious award of the night.

Black Panther actually got awards for things I thought it excelled at. The costumes were truly interesting and unique and the score was memorable out of other capeshit. Namely talking about the booming, everpresent percussion. I remember myself jamming to the drums throughout the film.

The editing and writing awards went to really undeserving films imo.

Vox Lux getting zero recognition was heartbreaking for me… It was a really outstanding film and an excellent performance from Nat Port who went outside of her comfort zone in terms of trope. Vox Lux is a brilliant character study and has a very refreshing take on the "survivor" we're used to seeing. Celeste is famous through her tragedy (a school shooting) and grows up to be a manipulative narc who torments those close to her. We're used to seeing survivors as strong angels but this character broke that mold in a nuanced way. Please watch this film!

No. 7599

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I just finished watching Street Level (2015) and wow. How did this peice of shit get made. How did they get so many working actors to work on this piece of shit film. People actually collaborated to make this movie. Why is Marilyn Manson in it at all?
That being said, I could not look away. Pic related was the best scene tho. It's on Amazon Prime please pretty please someone watch this pile of shit and laugh w me

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>>3197
I know this is an oldish post but I'd definitely recommend Fried Green Tomatoes. It's an old movie from the early 90s but it's so wholesome. I watched it with my mom and we had a great time. It's very corny but in an endearing way. Maybe you won't like it…

No. 13252

>>13165
nta but that movie takes me back, my mom used to love it.

No. 14858

>>13165
>fried green tomatoes
>friendship
am i just gay or is this movie about more than that..

No. 14973

>>14858
Does fried green tomatoes mean anything in the gay community?

Also, I've just read that in the book that the movie is based on, the two main characters are lesbian while in the movie, it's left ambiguous. Though I haven't perceived anything more than friendship after watching it. Regardless, the movie is really heartwarming in many ways.

Now I want to read the novel.

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I fucking love this movie and I am bummed it might not get a sequel. Seen it second time yesterday and was just as sucked in into the plot as the first time, plus I was able to enjoy the many examples of foreshadowing.

No. 21729

>>2853
>15. BLADE RUNNER (1982) - dir. Ridley Scott (USA - neo-noir scifi)
>In the smog-choked dystopian Los Angeles of 2019

Apparently we've hit the Blade Runner future

No. 21855

any wholesome/lighthearted film recs? they're the only kind of films i feel like watching recently, doesn't have to be completely like a children's film or anything just something feel-good.

No. 22183

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I really liked The Cloverfield Paradox and I'm glad that I'm not paying attention to online ratings anymore.

No. 22198

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Despite the overwhelmingly positive reviews and praise online, this movie was a huge disappointment.

Lupita Nyong'o is fantastic and I love her raspy voice and the way she opens her eyes to look creepy, very subtle but very effective. There were many aspects to the film that drew me in initially (the family is really sweet and close for example) and it did legitimately seem scary BUT the "twist" was predictable from the very beginning and was unimpressive, it really spoiled the plot for me. It also makes absolutely no sense when you consider the earlier scenes in the film or if you were to watch it a second time. I came out of the film so angry over it. It felt like an afterthought that they tacked on at the end. I can't stand how every horror film lately feels the need to give a ridiculous backstory to its antagonists. It doesn't make a horror film any more enjoyable and in fact, a lot of screen time is wasted explaining where something came from and what it wants when it could be used for more spooky scenes. It's the mystery of not knowing that makes something scary, so why remove the element of mystery??

It might be something fun to bring a bunch of girlfriends or a date to so you can laugh about how bad it was over dinner later on. If you like slasher films with little plot like The Purge, you'll love this.

No. 22309

>>22198
i thought it was pretty good. not nearly as good as 'get out', though. you're right about the ending feeling tacked on.

for me its like, if that's the case, why didn't she teach the rest of the tethered to speak english? and if that's the case, then she wouldnt have had to go on that diatribe about how they have flesh and blood "just like them", because she wouldve known that already, obviously, and tethered adelaide would know she knew that just as well, too

No. 23533

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>>3074
This is such a beautiful and succinct review. I loved Mandy too and the entire atmosphere of the movie. The OST is amazing (RIP Jóhann Jóhannsson) and I've been listening to it a lot ever since I've watched the movie. But yeah, I never really liked Nicolas Cage but he was fantastic in this role.

No. 23543

>>23533
Agreed. This movie was such a trip. Cage’s best performance imo. And demon penis. Can’t beat demon penis.

No. 23613

>>22198
Too many plot holes for me to ignore, for sure. I still liked it overall I guess. It was something different from the usual horror offerings that come to theaters; Anabelle 3, The Conjuring 4, Stephen King Remake 11, etc.

No. 23626

>>23533
>RIP Jóhann Jóhannsson
what the fuck how did I not know Jóhann Jóhannsson died???? That really bums me out, damn.

No. 23995

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I watched Ladybird and Princess Cyd, they were on my list for some time. Ladybird was a complete letdown, but I liked the other one a lot. It was really cozy, nice cinematography, good soundtrack. Would recommend (and sign it in my "feel good movies" list)

No. 28372

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I watched Apocalypse Now yesterday and I cant stop thinking about it. Holy fuck. Martin Sheen's acting is incredible in that movie. Easily one of my all time favorites now. not only is it a great war movie, but some aspects give off horror genre vibes to me and i fucking love it

No. 28946

Can any anons recommend some good romance films or alternatively, any comfy/chill movies? Not really looking for anything too specific otherwise.

No. 28957

>>28946

The Proposal is pretty good. I also enjoyed 50 First Dates when it came out.

No. 29025

>>28372
Yes I absolutely love Apocalypse Now! It's been one of my favorites for years, I love those kinds of movies that stick with you for days after.
Have you seen the 1991 documentary about the movie, Heart of Darkness? It's really fascinating to see all the shit that went into the production of the movie, I'd highly recommend checking it out.

No. 29062

>>28946

Romantic:
>Cold War
>Days of Being Wild
>A Streetcar Named Desire
>Right Now, Wrong Then

Comfy:
>Au Revoir les Enfantes
>36 (2012 Thai film)
>Only Yesterday
>Our Little Sister

No. 29190

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The Prestige doesn't get the love it deserves. It somehow goes under the radar while still being highly rated by those that have seen it.

No. 29192

Recently watched 1922, and ROMA. Roma, oh my god. Can I just say I didn't want to watch it because I was kinda over these black and white pictures that are ~SOOOOO GOOOOOOOOD~ but aren't. Roma was beautiful. I have gone through a traumatizing event where child death/abortive surgeries/etc make me severely upset. The baby's death didn't upset me to a point of a panic attack and it actually made me happy to see how they handled it. The characters all coped with their loss in a realistic way. It was all very interesting seeing how the scenes were shot depending on the event.

1922 was amazing as well. I usually don't like Stephen King movies but this and Gerald's Game were directed quite well. I don't think they should stop with the Netflix releases. If they made a Kujo remake, I think I'd be down with it.

No. 29193

>>29025
no but i will be checking it out now that i know it exists! but yeah, i literally can not stop thinking about it. rewatched it twice in the past week already. there is just something so…haunting and addicting about it.

No. 29213

>>29192
Roma was AMAZING. I haven't cried like that while watching a movie in a long time.

No. 29237

>>29190
>It somehow goes under the radar
Yep, I watched it recently and I couldn't believe I hadn't heard of it sooner considering the famous cast and director. It was a great movie, non stop plot twists and still manages to surprise you in the end. I'm gonna give it some time then rewatch it so I can pay more attention, now I know what happens.

No. 30053

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Always Shine (2016) - "Two women, both actresses with differing degrees of success, travel north from Los Angeles to Big Sur for a weekend vacation. Both see the trip as an opportunity to reconnect after years of competition and jealousy have driven a wedge between them. Upon arrival at their isolated forest retreat, the pair discover that their once intimate friendship has deteriorated into forced conversations, betrayals, petty jealousies, and deep-seated resentment."

Anybody else see this one? I watched it on a whim and I ended up loving it. Doesn't get too complex and since I love drama/the concept of people going psycho due to jealousy it was an attention grabber. Worth a watch. Reminded me of Black Swan.

No. 30057

I am so hyped up for Midsommar, judging by the trailer I already love the cinematography
For clueless anons, this is the next movie of Ari Aster, director of Hereditary

No. 30260

>>30057
Not going to watch the trailer or even check out the posters for this one but excited to see it nevertheless. Loved "Hereditary".

Anyone else love to completely ignore any promo material for films and go in blind? I don't even look at Rotten Tomatoes scores or genres anymore.

No. 30503

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>>28372
Apocalypse Now and There will be Blood are one of the few movies that I need to rewatch on a regular basis. The acting in both of these is incredible.

About There Will Be Blood, there are so many details, so much of symbolism and nuanced characters, that it's such a joy to watch it just for the sake of the actors' performances.

Also, if you liked Apocalypse Now be sure to watch Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket if you haven't already.

To add my short review, Mel Gibson's newest movie, Dragged Across Concrete was so bad I couldn't finish watching it. I really wanted to like it because I think he didn't deserve all the media demonizing him, but I have no idea how he went from making masterpieces like Apocalypto and Passion of the Christ to this one.

You can sense he's extremely bitter about the past years since almost every character in his new movie seems to think the same, have the same line of thoughts and have unnatural dialogues. The characters are flat and it's difficult to care for them despite the writers' best efforts to make us feel sorry for them. I couldn't watch till the end but the story was a let down.

>>30053
Thank you anon, I'll watch it this weekend.

>>30057
I had no idea, thanks! I'm really hyped. The movie seems like a dreamlike setting gone wrong.

>>30260
> Anyone else love to completely ignore any promo material for films and go in blind?

Me too. The less I know the better and I find that a lot of trailers spoil it too much these days. As for Rotten Tomatoes, there were many times when I disagreed with the general opinion to care about rating anymore.

I used to care for Roger Ebert's reviews but ever since he passed away, the movie critics on his site were making terrible, unprofessional and too biased reviews.

No. 30504

>>30503
Also, I made a mistake, Mel Gibson didn't direct the movie he only starred in it. Sorry.

No. 30506

>>30057
I read the leaked script for this and while I didn't love the story and characters this teaser definitely has me interested. LOVE all the sunshine and the white letterboxing, I was imagining something much more dour when I read the script.

No. 30664

>>30057
>A24
The mark which guarantees it will be an overhyped pile of shit.

No. 33016

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>disappointed by the very last minutes of Endgame which makes less sense the more you think about it
>wanted a Black Widow movie since 2012 but not hyped anymore for the ones we'll get because of Natasha's death scene and how she got less closure than Tony or Steve
>wanted to see more of Howard Stark since the first Captain America movie but Agent Carter was canceled before I could even start watching it
>all my favorite characters died or got a weird and bad conclusions to their character development because of actors not renewing their contracts or FOX owning some of the characters' rights before being bought by Disney so not hyped for the MCU anymore
I feel conflicted about all of this tbh

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>>21729
Neo Tokyo should also explode any minute now.

No. 38666

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The new MIB is shit. I don't know how the two protagonists managed to have so little chemistry in this movie when they were amazing together in Thor.

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I watched chatterbox. It's a movie about a women who's vagina starts talking.

The resolution is her getting back together with her BF once she learns his dick can talk

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>>38666
Usually when good actors with otherwise great chemistry do bad on film, it can pretty much always be traced back to either the director or the writers. There's only so much you can do with a shitty script or when someone dictates how you're supposed to say your lines.

Anyway, I recently watched The Meg and despite being an avid lover of absolutely terrible horror and science fiction movies, I thought it was an absolute garbage flick. It almost felt like it was a parody of itself. Like if the script writers took every bad and cliched line from every bad monster and action movie ever made, fed it to a computer program to write script and gave the script to a bunch of mediocre actors and told them to try not to laugh their asses off. I know I should't take this movie seriously but I had hoped it would be so bad it's funny, not so bad it made me almost quit half way through. Also why is Ruby Rose still a thing?

No. 38780

>>38666
yeah but Kumail Nanjiani's character was so charming and cute it made up for it imho

Speaking of family friendly adventures with a cute cast, I am super hyped for the new Jumanji. I really loved the last one.

normally I don't like kids/family movies much at all but I guess I have a soft spot for this exact kind of adventure. it's wholesome.

No. 38781

>>33016
the MCU really really screwed Natasha over. which makes that 'look at all the women!!!' bit in the battle in Endgame pretty unearned and a bit galling actually.

I always wanted a Natasha/Clint buddy-spy-heist-bit of romance but mostly action type movie, maybe something about whatever happened in Budapest. I really liked the connection those two have in the earlier movies and the MCU really squandered it.

No. 38784

>>33016
Endgame was a massive letdown because of these things. They treated Natasha like a dirty dishrag and fucked multiple fan favourites over bad. People were just hesitant to criticize it because they've been invested in the series for a decade and can't accept that all it amounted to was a stupid fucking time traveling plot and a conclusion that satisfied nobody. It's like the original writers walked out halfway through and marvel interns got to come up with the rest. Not interested in the upcoming woke movies at all, the studio knows nobody will give a shit after Avengers ended so they can just crap out any retarded thing as a last-minute cash grab and let the franchise die out.

No. 38811

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I finally went to see Dark Phoenix in theaters on the last day of screenings in my city.
And god, it's fucking atrocious. I like all previous X-men movies (escept Logan, but I just never got around to watching it). The original trilogy is endearing and cheesy, the flashback trilogy has a ton of charm and really good actors. This one though. Holy hell.
I am not that familiar with X-men storylines since I have barely ever read any comics, but I know the Phoenix ark enough and I must say with how they tried to make it into a movie, trying to include every prominent mutant the series had before that and their relationship/conflict with Jean, it would have required another entire trilogy. Maybe two movies. Definitely not one.
The entire movie seems like it's a person that is late to somewhere. Everything is rushed, every plot point is underexplored and any meaningful dialogue is cut off at 3-5 lines without ever being resolved or seeming like it was important/emotional/tense at all. The conflict seems nonexistent since it just keeps cutting out to the next scene. The villains motivation is barely shown/explained and we never get any real sense of true danger from the actual villains of the entire movie (the blond chick is hot, she's Jessica Chastain, she's always hot, but she barely even gets a name, with it being mentioned in one throwaway line in the beginning)
The movie tries really hard to be dramatic, but they fail at every step. Hell, it has Mystique and Jean both die and you just left feeling like nothing of value was lost.
The saving grace is Eric, but he's suddenly a much larger jerkass that shits on Jean out of nowhere while being extremely hypocritical of both his own past and his beliefs. Xavier also is a much more arrogant prick out of nowhere so what the fuck?
The teen cast is mostly useless. Quicksilver doesn't get his usual cool long slow-mo scene and barely gets a line, Ororo is bland and forgettable and barely has a line, Kurt still only exist to have a funny accent and teleport people, Scott is a whiny dumbass.
The whole conflict with aliens is very much glossed over, the conflict between Eric's and Charles' groups is entirely contrived at this point and gets resolved by a very short apology/explanation from Charles that doesn't include any proof of what he's saying or even his sincerity. No one has a reason to trust him at this point and he has proven himself to be a huge ass jerk. Of course, Eric believes him and allies with him immidiately without hesitation because we have no screentime left in this cut-off clusterfuck to show any trepidation.
The delivery of lines and the acting itself are extremely, extremely bland and emotionless. The only ones I actually enjoyed seeing on-screen are Eric and Hank. Doesn't help that I had to see it dubbed and the dub was even blander than their expressions suggested.

I've seen a lot of superhero movies, a lot of bad ones too. The only thing worse than Dark Phoenix for me was Lego Aquaman. That should tell you something.

I know there's been trouble in production. But it's always bothered me both in videogames and in movies. Why even release a subpar product if it will kill a fanbase and the franchise? Can't you wait a bit and make it better for the initial release? Games get patched, movies get "director's cuts", but there's nothing, nothing saving this hot mess, every minute of it is so bad.

Sorry for the massive sperg. I just felt a lot of attachment to the movies before that one.

No. 39711

IT'S HAPPENING.

No. 39742

>>39711
not spending my money on that bs, fnna 123movies this when it come out

No. 40076

>>30057
i saw midsommar last night. i liked it a lot, but i feel like i laughed at some parts that weren't supposed to be funny. from a cinematography standpoint, it is easily one of the prettiest, unique movies i've seen in a while. i looooovvved the foreshadowing though, made me eager to observe every detail.

No. 40080

Anyone has seen Brightburn ? It sounded like a nice idea on paper, but apparently the movie is trash

No. 40081

>>30057
Saw this yesterday with my sister and we couldn't stop laughing at how silly a bunch of the scenes were. The cinematography was very nice, and it was defiantly unique with having most of the movie be outdoors in bright sunshine. But I just could not care about the characters and their stupid dumb sad faces as bad things happened to them. I did like the scene at the table were everything seemed to be breathing. And some of the gore was nice and gross, but just not scary. Hereditary is by far Ari Aster's better movie.

No. 40096

>>40081
As a Swede, I think it's bizarre that someone would make a horror movie about the sunniest, happiest time of the year here. Try November, now that's a dreary time.

No. 40128

>>40081
okay im glad i wasn't the only one who laughed out loud watching that. i like it as a schlocky horror movie, but i know thats not what it was going for

No. 40138

>>40096
Pretty sure that's the whole point… summer is obviously the sunniest, happiest time of year anywhere, not just in Sweden. It's meant to be a unique concept for a horror movie, one of the main reasons I'm interested in seeing it. The reviews aren't that great though so idk if I'll bother.

No. 40176

>>40138
I understand, it's just that the midsummer holiday itself just isn't scary irl and from what I've heard the movie got just about everything about Sweden wrong, to the point that the audience here just giggled instead of being scared. It's filmed in Hungary.
Imagine if Swedes made a movie about USA during the 4th of July with cult members eating each other or something while it's all filmed in a bunch of sheds in Mexico.

No. 40230

>>40176
that actually sounds like it'd make a funny as fuck movie. which is unfortunate because Midsommar isn't supposed to be funny kek.

No. 40231

To anyone on the fence about Midsommar, just go see it. It’s one of those polarizing films so don’t waste your time reading reviews. At the very least, if you don’t end up enjoying the plot, it’s visually beautiful.

>>40076
I think it is supposed to be funny. In my opinion it’s partly a dark comedy.

No. 40304

>>40176
It's supposed to be a weird Swedish cult. Not representative of Sweden as a whole. I do wish it had been actually filmed in Sweden or at least Scandinavia, though.

No. 40398

>>40304
It reminds me of the Ritual, another recent horror movie that is supposed take place in Sweden. It's about tourists visiting Sarek national park in the far north but actually it's filmed in Romania. In Sarek the sun never sets in summer but in the movie the night is pitch-black. Just why kek, are foreigners too scared to film here?

No. 40433

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Has anybody here ever tried watching Iranian films?
About Elly is a really good psychological mystery movie about a family's reaction to the dissapearence of a femaleteacher they brought along with them on a trip. I found it extremely enjoyable and well made
The acting is great as well

No. 40435

Any horror recommendations on (US) Netflix or Hulu?
I like being genuinely scared (aka jump scares), but I’m down for just going “what the fuck” a lot too.

No. 40441

>>40433
I've heard good things about that director anon, I'll have to check that out. The premise sounds good, too.

No. 40550

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>>40433
If you're interested Iranian films, definitely watch Kiarostami's films. My favorite is Taste of Cherry.

I also liked The Salesman, also directed by Farhadi.

No. 40719

>>40435
Carrie and The Blackcoat's Daughter are both on Netflix. I don't think either are particularly scary, but they have some nice wtf scenes.

No. 40939

anyone watch to the bone? i finally caved and watched and i am so disappointed
my main gripe is that the main character says no to sex and in turn she is punished and essentially driven to suicide but the thing that magically makes her want to live is a vision of the boy she rejected maybe im too pink pilled but that left a gross taste in my mouth especially since the 'love interest' tries having sex with her after taunting her for being anorexic because of sexual abuse what a joke

No. 40942

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This is more about short films but have any of you seen any of Maya Deren's films? For those unfamiliar she was an experimental short film maker working in the 40s and 50s. "Meshes of the Afternoon" is the only film I remember seriously scaring the shit out of me. Definitely recommend her work.

No. 40952

>>40939

I've seen it, but couldn't bear to watch it in its entirety. I found it really boring and I didn't like the love interest. It's a shame cause I love Lily Collins and Keanu Reeves, but that movie wasn't good at all.

No. 41138

So i watched blade runner 2049 and my god this is such a fucking slow movie. Like an hour in this movie and only 1 significantly thing has happen and we already knew it like 30 minutes in the movie. Also the fucking ai stripping scene was over 10 minutes my god. I guess the cgi is good but this movie is so slow that i wouldn't recommend watching it unless you are really into sci-fi or liked the original movie and don't mind the first hour of the movie where nothing happens.

No. 41147

>>40939

Watched it, I wished they rather had not done the whole romantic arc at all.

Anyone else watched the newest Euphoria ep, what are your thoughts?

No. 41167

>>41138
I'm a hardcore sci fi fan and I loved the original Blade Runner, but I can understand why some people may not have liked it. Imo, it was partly a fan service movie since sci fi fans harp on about the original so much.

Joe's inner battle between facing that he isn't special at all, and acknowledging that he is still worthy of love really struck a chord with me.

No. 41188

>>41147

tv shows are discussed here anon >>31983

No. 41202

>>41188

My bad, the op pics are very similar it glitches my brain.

No. 41270

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>7 years on
>Still no sequel
Its a shame. It was a pretty good film and looked like they were setting up another film with how it ended.

No. 41279

>>41138
>>41167
HATED this movie. Don't like Ryan Gosling's acting in general and the visuals were very boring compared to the 80's movie.

The Blade Runner ending was supposed to be ambiguous about Deckard being a human being or a replicant and it should have stayed that way

No. 41531

>>41270
it cost 8 million to make and only grossed 800k, plus it wasn't well received critically. that's probably why.

No. 41749

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Has anyone seen „once upon a time in hollywood” yet? Is it any good?
I’m kinda on the fence about seeing it, because on one hand I love the 70s esthetics, which are spot on from what I’ve seen, but on the other hand I’m worried it’s mostly about two cool dudes having a midlife crisis and that’d be boring?

Also, I want to know if Sharon Tate was treated with respect.

No. 41753

I watched Kairo a couple weeks ago. At first I found it slow, almost boring, and I didn't feel scared at all. After some days though I realized that it actually stuck with me, and its point wasn't being scary. It left me with uneasiness, especially after reading what the movie is really about.
What stuck with me the most was this metallic over-the-phone voice repeating "Help me" in that emotionless tone. I even had a dream about it.
Overall I can say that I won't forget this movie

No. 41776

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I know it's probably going to fucking suck or never happen, but I need to know more news about the Kung Pow sequel.

No. 41790

>>41749 It wasn't Tatantinos best but it definitely had entertaining and funny moments. As for the Sharon Tate scenes, without spoiling anything it was historically inaccurate and that bugged the fuck out of me.
Definitely more mid-life crisis and less 70s aesthetic though.

No. 41819

>>41753
omg thank you anon. i watched Kairo in a small theater a while ago and my boyfriend fell asleep during it hahaha. i was pissed at first, but i get it, it's a very slow and quiet movie. but i am in LOVE with this movie. even just thinking about some of the scenes scares me really badly… it's just so haunting. there is so much artistry in how they set up some of those scenes.
the ending is kind of ridiculous but hey, it ended up waking up my boyfriend lol

No. 41827

>>41753
>>41819
good shit anons. Very creepy but also very depressing. weirdly comfy, too – because of the color palette, and all the plants and dinosaur computers. If there weren't so many scenes that made me want to poop myself I could totally see myself falling asleep to it.

No. 41853

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>>41753
>>41819
>>41827
Since we're talking about good Asian horror, I really liked Suicide Club. It was very strange and very creepy.
Recommendations for movies similar to Kairo and SC are welcome!

No. 41856

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Has anyone seen Share? I think it’s on HBO. It’s about sexual assault and it made me cry like a big dumb homo. It’s v kino and /aesthetically pleasing/. Also, I’m pretty sure the director for it was a girl.
>it was pretty triggering as a person who was assaulted as a kid and the man who did it didn’t go to jail tho

I have a theory about the water symbolism in it if anyone’s interested

No. 41956

>>41856
>water
go ahead!

No. 41970

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any anons seen Safe (1995)? It's a psychological horror film (though it's not very scary, mostly uncomfortable). The mc is a housewife who gets diagnosed with "environmental illness" after experiencing various unrelated physical symptoms. The film overall deals metaphorically with a lot of issues like the toxicity of self-help culture and "female hysteria", and the illness itself and the characters' different reactions to it can be read metaphorically in a few different ways as well.

No. 42012

>>41753
>>41819
>>41827
>>41853
if you want some fucked japanese horror Ryu Murakami's book Audition was made into a movie and it's some good shit.

Suicide Club is amazing! if you guys like this sort of stuff Re: Mind on netflix is really long, good and interesting. pretty dark shit too, not so much horror but psychological thriller. the movie My Rainy Days is probs my hands down fave japanese movie even though it's more on the wholesome side in the end weirdly.

No. 42013

>>42012
samefag but here's the trailer, highly recommend. I've seen it like 50 times never gets old lmao im so fuckin gay

No. 42035

>>40942
I love her! Meshes of the afternoon is such a geat movie, it captures the weirdness of dreams just perfectly but I'm a sucker for Freudian/Jungian shit so like…im an easy audience for her stuff.

No. 42036

>>42012
Audition is probably one of my favorite horrors ever. it's so twisted, but still so satisfying

No. 42102

a trailer for The Lighthouse finally dropped, I wanna see it so bad.

No. 42126

>>42102
it looks so gay

No. 42127

>>42126
using gay as an insult in 2019

No. 42151

>>42127
>not knowing how to greentext
anon I think they meant gay as in actually homosexual

No. 42162

>>42151
homosexuality sounds pretty gay tbh

No. 42167

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>>42012
>>42013
Any other good japanese films like this? I've been really into them.

I have some japanese films to recommend:
(sorry if I'm bad at explaining/writing)
Nobody knows:
Drama about child abandonment. Couple kids live in an apartment and basically have to struggle to make a life on their own out of parental neglect.

Shoplifters:
Same director as Nobody knows. Same kinda feel except now it's about a large "family" with lots and lots of issues (esp. with money, work, health, etc). Both of these films have a bit of a dark twist in the end so it's great!

Norwegian Wood:
Based on the book by Haruki Murakami. Lots of suicide and has a typical male self insert as the protagonist. I guess you can consider this a "romance" but it's a bit of a harem. He reminds me a lot of Shinji from Evangelion… just the type of guy who doesn't really know what to say or do but just grieve.

Cure:
A pretty good horror film except it isn't scary at all. It's not particularly memorable but I found it to be quite an enjoyable watch. I personally enjoyed it more than Audition.

The Grudge:
I mean, this film is just a classic. It's not very scary and it felt a bit "slow." Got a bit boring but I can understand why it was so appreciated.

Suicide Club:
I watched this while I was quite drunk so it was pretty unclear but it was completely ridiculous. I found myself cackling throughout the whole film at just how over-dramatic it was. The special effects are just ridiculous and all the blood just looks like ketchup or something.

House:
I fucking love this film. Most people do. If you haven't watched this yet… grab a friend and just sit through it together. It's slow but the climaxes to this film are just iconic and amazing. It's a complete wild ride and I find myself going back to this film whenever I get the chance to show it to someone.

Love Exposure:
God. I absolutely adore this film. It's quite long(4 hours) but that time passes by real quick since it's so engaging. It tackles a bunch of unexpected themes such as cross-dressing, cults, perversion, and sin.
Pic related is from the movie.

I Just Didn't Do It:
About a man who got wrongfully accused for groping a girl. I was sort of turned off by the synopsis of the film but it was pretty good! Seems like a bunch of research was put into it and it basically bashes on the japanese judicial system. Feels a bit like a documentary.

No. 42173

>>42167
ooh I keep forgetting about House, every clip I've seen from it just looks bonkers in the best way.

No. 42174

>>42167
ooh I keep forgetting about House, every clip I've seen from it just looks bonkers in the best way.

No. 42243

>>42127
>>42151
Yea, I meant it as in "it looks like there's a lot of homoerotic subtext"

No. 42337

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>>42167
Helter Skelter (ヘルタースケルタ) isn't as gore-y and gritty as these other recs, but it's one of my favorite japanese horror movies and the visuals/photography really stuck with me, Lilico's apartment is my dream apartment.

the pacing gets a bit slow around the middle/end but i highly recommend it. it's very dramatic and filled with suspense

No. 42339

>>42337
The comic Helter Skelter is based on is one of my all time favorites…. so good.

No. 42362

>>42337
>>42339
I love the aesthetic of Mika Ninagawa's films and photography! Also enjoyed Sakuran, her other film, which was also based off a great manga series.

No. 42387

>>2859
sorry to necro a year old post on this thread but i just finished watching "in this corner of the world" thanks to this anon's rec and, holy shit.

the movie felt eternal, every time i felt i was halfway through the movie only like 20 min had passed, yet it enthralled me in ways few movies have before. ultimately, it broke me, too, but i should've known i was in for deep shit the moment they mention Suzu comes from Hiroshima in a movie about WWII Japan. i love it, if you enjoy anime by all means go watch it.

No. 42683

>>42167
Noroi is also a great movie. Very creepy.
I'm going to watch hostel because I've heard good things about it, but james wan is a blight on the face of the horror genre

No. 42698

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Recently watched The Love Witch and really enjoyed it the look of the whole movie has this 60s feels to it. It’s a bit boring at first but i personally really enjoyed it.

No. 43003

>>42167
Chiming in to recommend Kamikaze Girls, and to thank you and >>42337 for the recs. I really liked Helter Skelter, I even had a gif from the movie in my hd without knowing it, lol

No. 43022

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>>42698
Absolutely loved that one. Even though it got poorer reviews I also enjoyed her film from 2007 "Viva". I love her sense of humour. Can't wait to see what Anna Biller comes up with next.

No. 43774

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I watched Brisseau's Céline yesterday, and think it has become one of my favorite films of all time. This is the first film I've seen by him, so I didn't expect it to divert from its initial realism, but I was absolutely taken by it. The relationship between the two main characters is just so touching and pure. It really felt like an ethereal experience. It's also just visually stunning, from an aesthetic point of view.

I would recommend this film if you liked Picnic at Hanging Rock.

Also, it's on Mubi (US) right now for 11 more days, so definitely check it out if you can.

No. 43849

>>42698
>>43022
I went into Viva expecting to love it because this stuff is my life. What I felt was that Biller is someone with a genuine love for this stuff too, but both films felt really empty to me.

She's so lucky, because she eats, sleeps, and breathes this stuff - she owns most of the furnishings and clothing you see in the films - but ultimately it was like looking at a reflection of a reflection. I don't know a better way to put it and I'm not trying to trash anyone who enjoyed either film. It's just, for me, I'd rather watch something that was actually made during the time. Crown International Pictures are the films she's referencing most directly, with a dash of Russ Meyer in there, etc. Those movies are more fun for me.

No. 43957

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i actually liked Thoroughbreds. it'd been on my watchlist for a while and i finally got around to watching it.

this is one of the most violent movies i've seen in a while, but not for the reasons you'd think. the most violent, gruesome acts actually happen off-screen and are briefly hinted at through character dialogue or wordless flashbacks. if you watch an action or a horror movie you get tons and tons of violence, mostly physical, at times psychological. but after a while of watching good guys shoot bad guys or villains and monsters haunt our heroes in the dead of night, you get desensitized to it, it stops feeling real or believable.

the violence i speak of here is a silent, omitted one; it permeates the atmosphere, makes every interaction between every character all the more sinister. it's a sinister type of silence and omission that breathes in the back of your neck, where you look around and everything seems fine and dandy but a tiny voice in your head whispers to you: "something isn't right, something's a little off". everything the protagonists say or do is cold and calculated, meant to manipulate others to achieve their own goals; even when they're being raw and honest about their feelings you can't really sympathize with them, because there are no "good" or fair reasons for murdering your stepfather in cold blood, and these are not good people.

i wasn't so much "rooting for them to succeed" as i was expecting this buildup of quiet violence to culminate and explode. i was intrigued by Lily and Amanda: i wanted to see what they would do next, how they would ally to reach their common goal, just how far they were willing to go. the ending felt insatisfactory bc i was expecting the story to develop Lily and Amanda a lot more, but at the same time it was satisfactorily coherent with the rest of the movie; so to say, the ending wasn't out of character, it did what it had to do.

it's not a perfect movie by any means, and it failed in many aspects, but i quite liked it.

No. 43987

>>43957
Thanks for the rec anon. I just watched it and really liked it.
The sound effects and music were very immersive and I loved the main two girls performances.
Funny how the step dad is literally the stereotype of the redditor keto-eating hustler and how while I found him insufferable and almost glad when he was killed,it makes sense that I read so many reviews incapable of seeing how emotionally abusive he was and even found him sympathetic.
What I did not expect to happen though was for me to like Amanda's character so much and even empathize with her after learning the reasons for some of her acts and understanding that both Lily and her were unreliable narrators. Together with that, even if most of the camera perspective was from Lily's view I just found her a lot less sympathetic at the end of it all.
The whole watching experience was very haunting, I'll probably have to re-watch it a couple more of times to enjoy all the nuance in the dialog and cuts.

No. 44036

Has anyone seen the new Dora movie? lol

No. 44678

if anyone's been waiting to see the new Bong Joon-ho film Parasite, there are webrips up. liked it enough that i'll probably go see it again in theaters.

No. 44736

>>44678
Thanks for the heads up anon. I was waiting for rips, will watch tonight.

No. 44853

>>44678
Is it only me that felt movie's message was kind of similar to "US" when it gets to the basement twist?

No. 44866

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Has anyone ever had someone stop talking to you because you recommended them a movie? Or because you didn't like a movie they liked? A girl in my creative writing class stopped talking to me after I recommended her Proxy. I thought she'd enjoy it because it was similar to a short story she wrote, but I guess not. And I had a guy immediately ghost me when I told him I didn't like Deadpool lmao. I recommend Proxy to anyone who's in the mood for a fucked up dark comedy/horror movie. It's on US hulu. The movie opens with a very pregnant woman getting hit with a brick that kills her baby so yeah it's fucked up, but still good.

No. 44883

>>44866
>a guy immediately ghost me when I told him I didn't like Deadpool

I actually quietly ghost men who are really big into Deadpool (merch, sperging, etc.). But I love every other Marvel movie, and the same guys hate that. No skin off my nose, scrubs.

I'm gonna watch Proxy right now! It sounds gross and great.

No. 45095

>>44866
I'd ghost you too you edgy fuck.

Man I love how Del Toro pours his heart and soul into his films but I honestly don't like most of his work. I support him and see his shit just bc I love his passion for the art but his films really don't work for me. Wtf.

No. 45153

>>43957

Thanks for the rec ! I just saw it this evening and it was awesome. I loved the atmosphere, the two actresses get you hooked on the screen, and the psychological aspect was quite subtle yet very effective. I also found the atmosphere super well crafted. It's exaclty the kind of movie that I want to see when I search for psychological movies.

No. 45161

>>44883
Guys who are heavily into marvel and Game of thrones, i avoid like the plague.

No. 45380

Has anyone got any good line of films that‘s good to watch with a basic bf? He‘s really emotionally invested in Marvel films. Every time I try get him on better shit he either gets confused that it‘s not this linear thing, or he sleeps at the end. Like for get Lynch or Tarkovsky. Some devastating moments that just don‘t touch him at all, so I need to dumb it down.

Idk, I think he just lacks the desire or ability to take in really emotional moments, he‘ll talk over and make light of heavy shit (which I guess he feels the need to do since it‘s basically compulsive in Marvel films). Anyone know "middle of the road but pleasant enough"-core stuff?

>>2963
Hereditary fucked me up tbh and I‘m not even sure why. At the end scene I was paralysed with terror, and genuinely didn‘t sleep much that night, it was like being a kid all over again! As that other poster said, nothing unique, but the way it was executed made me feel nauseous.

No. 45389

>>45380
try mad max fury road or certain tarantino films (inglorious basterds, django, hateful eight). there's action but good dialogue, enjoyable characters, etc.

No. 45392

>>45380

There's films with broad appeal that are still great films.

The good, the bad and the ugly, Ran, Kagemusha, Lawrence of Arabia, Kubrick films, The coen brothers films are perfect for this i think. Or you could try non retarded anime like Akira or Princess Mononoke.

I am not touched by Lynch or Tarkovsky either btw, those are legit boring filmakers.

No. 45489

>>45392
Lynch, boring? I'm really curious as to what makes you think that anon. What movies by him have you watched?

No. 45509

>>45389
>>45392
>mad max
"ugh it was so boring, they basically just drove the whole movie"
>tarantino
"ugh they‘re so violent, don‘t like them"
>Kubrick- the shining
"I don‘t get it, why was he suddenly OK with murdering his family?" < for this one I feel he didn‘t see that the whole thing was building up, and that the gradual decline was like the whole thing!
He‘s hard to watch stuff with - especially if they‘re in my top 10, like the shining is.

I‘ll definitely try for coen brother films! I used to love them because my mom did, and she‘s not big on films either.

I get not liking Tarkovsky, but Lynch? Hm. Have you tried Mulholland Drive? Or Blue velvet?
They‘re very accessible from first viewing, unlike a lot of stuff he can come out with, so if you haven‘t seen I would rec.

No. 45527

>>45509
why are you going out with this guy if he's just going to shoot down any movie that you suggest and not even pretend to be interested? lordy that is such a red flag.

No. 45551

>>45509
>>45527
Yeah this tbh, this guy sounds like he can't find the good in anything or at least appreciate things for what they are. I'm obsessed with Marvel films but there are soooooo many other diverse ones that I adore. Dude just seems like a pessimist, he might like retard-core Seth Rogen flicks.

No. 46279

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I've watched a few movies recently and all of them had female protagonists though it wasn't by design, so I wanted to share my thoughts with you.

Hagazussa - Heathen's Curse
I really loved this movie. It's one of those movies that just transports you right there in that time and you feel completely immersed. Critics say it's a German/Austrian version of VVitch but I disagree.
However, if you didn't like VVitch, you can safely skip this movie because one thing they do have in common is that they're both very slow, and this one in particular is even more slow burn (pun intended) than VVitch. I thought I'd get bored but I got so invested into the protagonist as she is an outcast and I can kind of relate. The other thing that it has in common with VVitch is that the language that is spoken there is old bavarian which added to the immersion.

The story is about a woman that lives alone in the mountains in the medieval times in Europe. It's a time when people are very god fearing and being a social outcast was pretty much a death sentence, especially if you were a woman (a lone woman = witch).

The movie is also packed with symbolism and there are quite a few themes one can take from it. If anyone else has watched it or will watch it, I'd love to discuss it with you.

Ophelia
Hamlet from a woman's perspective sounds like a great idea so I'm angry that it turned out so terrible.
The only thing that's good are the costumes and the overall visuals.
The picturesque castle with green vines, the small brook with crystal clear water, the lush dresses that make it seem as if only by watching you can feel the rich texture, you can see how much attention to details was put yet it couldn't save the movie.

That's where the good things about this movie stop. I haven't watched Star Wars with Daisy Ridley in it, but she sucks as an actress in this movie. Her acting is so stiff and she barely makes any expressions. Couple that with a shitty script where her personality is completely shallow and almost non-existent, and you can't but wish for her to finally drown in that iconic scene plot twist: she doesn't.
There's so much I could say about this. The story seems to be written by a high school girl. Hamlet was a pussy in the original work but here he is an emo pussy and you have no idea why Ophelia cares about him at all. Ophelia also turns out to be a cold calculating psychopath. The list goes on…

The Wind
Eh, it's a short and sweet western horror movie. It's nothing memorable and it has a small number of cliche moments but I've enjoyed it regardless. What I liked about the movie is the mood it has set up and the main actress has decent acting. It made me think about people, the pioneers who decided to venture into the brave new world, many of whom have died.
Anyhow, the story is about a married couple that are the only inhabitants of a vast almost desert-like land, until they get neighbors that move in a mile away and their interactions eventually lead to a few unfortunate events.

No. 47124

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I keep reading good stuff about Joker. Apparently it got an 8-minute standing ovation at the Venice Movie Festival and all the other reviews are praising it too.

I really want to see it badly.

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>>47124

Same. I'm excited for few movies from Venice, but especially for Joker. I've seen some bad reviews, but they sounded kind of like crying babies (Stephanie Zacharek) so I'm not sure I should bother. Pic related

Also - I want to see Netflix's The King, because I'm Shakespeare trash. I'm a little disappointed it's not about Hotspur, he's in the cast tho.

No. 47138

>>47134
> rogerebert.com

Ever since his death the reviews on that site are almost always the complete opposite of what I thought of the movie.

> I want to see Netflix's The King


Thanks for telling because now I have another movie to look forward to. It looks great. No shame in being Shakespeare trash. I, myself embrace that title. Also, Robert Pattinson keeps picking interesting roles. I'll watch High Life in a few days and quite a few praise it. It's from last year but I just heard about it and Pattinson's acting was supposedly rather good.

No. 47145

>>47138
Good I'm not alone, then.

To be honest, I'm kind of happy for Pattinson. I'm not really a fan, but he's a good actor. Too bad after Twilight people labeled him as 'that sad vampire'.
What I would also recommend is Good Time. In my personal opinion - it's in the top 5 movies of 2017. Robert was brilliant in it.

No. 47151

>>47145
> Too bad after Twilight people labeled him as 'that sad vampire'.

Yeah, I never liked Twilight but it's just a job like any other and there's an audience for it. Let the actors be. Also, Kristen Stewart chooses interesting roles too but I just don't like her acting. The Personal Shopper was such a let down though not just because of her.

I'm glad that at least he managed to get some decent roles in the end. Also, many thanks for the recommendation, it seems to be right up my alley. The following week(end) is going to be Pattinson-themed, who would have thought ha ha.

No. 47152

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>>46279
I'm interested in watching all of these now, so thank you for sharing.

I watched the trailer for Ophelia and the designs and visuals do look really great. If it's a shit movie otherwise I'm sure I'll still enjoy it.

I remember Marie Antoinette getting shit on for historical inaccuracies and poor writing - but it was so decadent in sets, locations, costume, makeup.

No. 47154

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>>47124
I don't believe the hype tbh.

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>>47152
I was completely obsessed with that movie as young teen. I'd just put it on and watch it on repeat constantly. Looking back it does suffer a bit from poor writing and after reading a few biographies about her life it definitely isn't historically accurate and some people dispute the choice of music and other anachronisms, but I think it still has it's charms and is just a beauty and a joy to watch.

No. 47172

>>47138
>>47134
I can't wait for The King, I'm anticipating some pretty good performances from it (also bc Shakespeare). also as an aside, if anyone watches Berserk, me and some friends agreed that if there were ever a live-action adaptation, Timothee Chalamet would probably make a good Griffith, so I'm probably going to have that in mind while watching The King lol.

>>47145
Good Time is awesome, it's the perfect flashy sleaze film. Pattinson was awesome in it, can't wait for The Lighthouse.

No. 47458

>>47138
Anon, if you've already watched High Life I'm so sorry.

I've never seen a more boring, rapey film.

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>>47152
>>47165
Yeah, it def suffers from poor writing and lack of historical accuracy, but it's also aesthetic as fuck. I honestly love all the colors and set layouts.

No. 47475

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>>47124
>8 min standing ovation

ugh, sounds like trash. I'm sick of superhero movies in general. I know isnt a hero, but in general he's an edgelord who they are trying to make sympathetic when he is a murdering rapist in the Batman universe.

No. 47749

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anyone else seen ramen shop? i thought it was cute. a bit cheesey at times but i love movies about food and thought this one was really heart felt and enjoyable. its on netflix

No. 47760

>>47475
nayrt but i have similar thoughts on superhero/capeshit films. however, the setting of joker's got me interested - skeezy 70s era shit adds a layer of interest when it comes to villainous subject matter. the decade of serial killers and general horrible.

i hope it's more of a character study of the absolute degeneracy and slide into terrible rather than an edgelord party tbh. waiting til it comes out to see which side of the coin it falls on.

No. 47800

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>>47124
>Apparently it got an 8-minute standing ovation

"An then everybody clapped"

No. 47839

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Santa Sangre, Holy Mountain and El Topo are amazing and everyone should watch here them.

I also love Kurosawa, specially Ran, Rashomon and Kagemusha. Dreams is fucking beautiful.

Also, Los olvidados, Simon del desierto, Y tu mama tambien , City of God, La comunidad, Midnight cowboy, City of Lost Children, Enter the void, seventh seal and amores perros are good movies i recommend.

If you want an odd but really funny one look Big, Man Japan. If you want dark comedies that are actually way too real and close to reality try El infierno and Ley de Herodes.

No. 47924

>>47124
>GAMERS RISE UP!
>We live in a society
>honk honk
This could be considered the greatest film of all time by 9/10 people and I still wont be able to take it seriously. There are too many stupid clown memes and on top of that its capeshit.

I've grudgingly came to accept that there will be no end to Hollywood shitting out multiple big budget capeshit movies every year. There are just too many manchildren who eat it up. Even if the new generation of characters turn out to be flops they will just reboot again and bring back the popular characters. I can't help wondering how many ideas for good movies have been thrown away because Captain Superpowerman 8 needs another $200 million for CGI fights.

No. 47935

>>47924
>Captain Superpowerman 8
I kek'd anon, good one.

No. 47936

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>>47924
>because Captain Superpowerman 8 needs another $200 million for CGI fights.

I got in the habit of always taking not of how much movies cost.
Want to get really mad?

-Akira. the most expensive animated japanese movie until that point: 9 million usd budget

-Akira Kurosawa's Ran: 12 million usd budget

Spirited Away: 15 million usd budget

Triplets of Belleville: 2 million usd

City of God: 3,3 million usd

Fellini's satyricon: 3 million usd

Pan´s Labyrinth: 20 million usd budget

Sausage Party: 20 millon usd

Emoji movie: 50 million usd

Adam Sandler´s Jack and Jill: 80 million usd

-Fast and the Furious 7 : 190 million usd budget


We live in a society

No. 47938

>>47936
I will never get over that Jack & Jill budget

No. 47964

>>46279
>Her acting is so stiff and she barely makes any expressions.
lol; she liked that in Star Wars; too. She just a poor actress in general but still she pretty inexperience and reminds me of a younger and lesser Keira Knightley; who also got shit talk for being wooden af in her acting too.
I'll still check out Ophelia for the visuals tho.

No. 47970

>>47936
Wow did not know the budget for The Triplets of Belleville was so low that movie is a masterpiece, same with Pans Labyrinth the effects in that movie are gorgeous and it’s overall one of my favorite films of all time.

No. 47974

>>47152
Marie Antoinette is a big fave of mine. I don't watch it to get an accurate depiction of her life, I just love the way Sofía Coppola frames her own version of a glamorized, vapid, teenager Marie Antoinette

No. 47975

>>45380
> he's really emotionally invested in Marvel films
why do you date children

No. 48051

>>47970

A budget for a Hollywood movie will be like 100 million just to pay the actors and the director's salaries, then 10 million usd to actually make the movie and pay the rest of the 300 people involved.

No. 48085

>>47839
Just wanted to say that's a really cool list anon, thanks. I have watched only some of them but I'll check out the rest.

>>47924
lol I thought of the honk honk meme too when I saw the trailer. I'll save my breath until I watch the movie but the way it's being hyped is making me less enthusiastic about it. The best movies I ever saw were the ones that had the least bit of marketing. And just like one anon pointed out, I hate how the movie is (probably) going to try to make us empathize with a villain. I might be wrong.

No. 48110

>>48085

No problem, hope you enjoy them!

Also, i don't know if it has been mentioned yet, but Belladonna of Sadness is a very trippy film i think anons could like.

No. 48136

IT 2 fucking sucks, don't pay money to see.

No. 48156

>>48136
Lmao I'm literally going in a few hours to see it. My sister is basically forcing me to. I enjoyed the book and the first movie was just okay for me. Is the second part really that bad?

No. 48166

>>48156
Since you have read the book, it might be less bad for you as you already know what happens and that the story becomes less horror but more science fiction and a bit unhinged in general. The second movie is not scary at all and most of my friends were disappointed because they were hoping for another horror movie. However, chapter 2 is more about the characters’ relationships/development ("what happened to them?"; "what happened in the summer that we haven’t seen in chapter 1 yet?") and focuses on action, not on fear. And there is a lot of slapstick in it, too.

The movie is too long and sometimes boring. Like in the first movie, the script is working through a list, only that the bullet points are not scary this time. The cast is surprisingly good; they really are reminiscent of the younger actors. But they are just so… boring? The younger cast seems so charming and the first chapter really takes its time to introduce them and make you care (and fear) for them. The second movie has way too many flashbacks that focus on the kids, so the older roles basically are meaningless. It’s a shame because I was looking forward to see James McAvoy in the movie. He does a good job I guess, but I didn’t care about his character at all. Same with the others.

I liked the ideas for the monsters, they were really creative and some of them reminded me of the Silent Hill games. But again, they were not very scary.

No. 48198

>>48166
I agree with you on the monsters, they're creative and fun but none of them scared me at all. I don't think they really translated the scariness of the book into the movie well. Like it's supposed to be a little crazy and maybe humorous but still unsettling, but everyone was laughing at most of the scary scenes and I don't think that they were meant to lol.

Seeing the first movie I already predicted that this was gonna be full of jump scares and dumb overused horror tropes, so I wasn't really annoyed, but I was mostly disappointed because there was SO much potential but they did it way too predictably. The unnecessary sound effects, the loud ass music, the cliches…it was just too much, even more than the first film. I was amazed that it was almost 3 hours yet we barely get Pennywise explained to us, like what exactly he is and where he came from. Mike didn't really have all that much screen time as I was hoping and they brushed over what he was doing in Derry for all those years, so that sucked. Also, goddamn what a waste Bowers was in this movie. They completely forgot about him only to include him when the characters needed conflict. There was so much they could've done and/or made better, but like I said, massive wasted potential.

On the actors for the adults, I really liked them all honestly. I agree that they relied too heavily on flashbacks though. I felt like a big problem with the movie was that sometimes it felt too much like a parody - like something that's making fun of typical horror movies. It became really distracting at points, and very cheesy. There was too much whiplash in emotions and scenes and it barely gave the audience time to breath before we heard another stupid violin sound telling us "oh watch out there's something spooky coming!!!" Like it felt so forced and corny. Again, I was expecting exactly this, so I enjoyed it when I wasn't so focused on it, but they really beat you over the head with it.

I wish they did a bit more with Pennywise too, tbh. I feel like he was in this more but at the same time I don't feel very satisfied with how they handled his character.

No. 48221

>>48136
So; it's just the mini series; where the part two with the adult version of the kids is shit?

No. 48223

>>48166
>chapter 2 is more about the characters’ relationships/development ("what happened to them?"; "what happened in the summer that we haven’t seen in chapter 1 yet?") and focuses on action
The character development was really shitty imo. The childhood flashbacks only served to remind me how part 1 exhibited better relationship development and had a better script in general.
The adult actors in part 2 were casted alright but their acting talents were limited in due part to the writing being absolutely terrible. I felt nothing when something happened to these characters in part 2.

And speaking of that, the movie had a tonal problem.
I could tell in some parts I was expected to be scared but this movie didn't know if it wanted to be a slapstick comedy or a parody horror movie or sci fi. There was barely any tension or buildup because every 'scare' was so predictable (spoiler alert: they're all really obvious jumpscares). The monsters were not scary because everything was ridiculous looking and cgi, no practical effects were used at all.
The movie also did a terrible job explaining the Pennywise backstory like what anon mentioned >>48198, and considering the movie was damn near 3 hours long there doesn't seem to be a good excuse as to why they couldn't have.

It was really disappointing. As I left the theater everyone was saying how disappointed they were. When the movie finally ended the theater was silent and everyone got up like 'Well I guess it's over now…"

No. 48264

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>>47134
Ok guys so we indeed live in a society

No. 48333

>>47936
Pan's labyrinth is one of the most tragic, but visually stunning movies i've seen in a long time. Compare that to shit like Fast and Furious 7 or even End Game and i seriously don't get how big blockbuster male pandering films make so much.

No. 48334

>>48136
I pirated the first one cuz i knew it was gonna blow and i'm planning to do the same for the second movie. I can't stand these shitty remakes that are eaten up by people.

No. 48366

>>48334
The second one makes the first one seem like a masterpiece, best believe.

No. 48372

>>48223
You're so right about it being a very inconsistent movie. Like the jokes were badly timed, and there was always some weird humour thing in the middle of what was supposed to be a scary scene, and it just wrecked the atmosphere and threat. It became really formulaic when they were all going to get their artefacts and you could tell it was gonna be the same exact scene for everyone - Pennywise comes, transforms into a bad CGI monster, they get scared, they run. So goddamn predictable it hurts. There were also some strange pacing and editing choices that took me right out of the film, like sometimes they cut away too quickly and a scene was too rushed or ended awkwardly. The tone was all over the place and there were moments where I just thought to myself "what was the point of that? was that needed?" Like remember the leper spewing all that black stuff on Eddie's face and the cheesy 80s song played for like 2 seconds? Wtf was that??

No. 48499

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There are so many great movies already! <3

0. Little Otik

Surrealist master Jan Svankmajer (FAUST, ALICE) brings a famous Czech legend eerily to life in the darkly hilarious cautionary tale.
An ordinary couple, Karel and Bozena, are unable to conceive a child. When Karel digs up a tree root and whittles something vaguely resembling a human baby, Bozena's maternal longings transform the stump into a living creature with a (literally) monstrous appetite that can't be met with baby formula. Svankmajer brilliantly mixes his wicked humor with his subversive politics and love of mythology into a stunning live-action fable for our times.

1. Dekalog

This masterwork by Krzysztof Kieślowski is one of the twentieth century’s greatest achievements in visual storytelling. Dekalog focuses on the residents of a housing complex in late-Communist Poland, whose lives become subtly intertwined as they face emotional dilemmas that are at once deeply personal and universally human. Drawing from the Ten Commandments for thematic inspiration an overarching structure, grapple deftly with complex moral and existential questions concerning life, death, love, hate, truth, and the passage of time. It explores the unknowable forces that shape our lives. <3


2. Velvet Goldmine

Velvet Goldmine is a nostalgia-filled paean and stunning spectacle about the rise and fall of glam rock. Glam was all about esthetic excess but also a gender and sexual revolution that expunged lines between feminine and masculine, gay and straight. Haynes, based on the biographies of glam icons David Bowie and Iggy Pop, constructs a fictional biography of Brian Slade and Curt Wild, in a flickering and collage-like evocative synthesis of glam with literary, cinematic and cultural references to Oscar Wilde, Citizen Kane and Kurt Cobain. Velvet Goldmine is also a delicious musical feast that slams together 1970s icons with 1990s musicians who reference that exceptional decade such as Thom Yorke, Thurston Moore, Brian Molko.


3. Lola, rennt

Amazing german movie with a simple premisse. In the movie, a woman must find 100.000 Deutsche Mark in 20 minutes or her boyfriend will be shot. She runs through Berlin trying to find the sum of money to replace what her drug dealing boyfriend lost in the subway. Wait for the plot twist(s)…


4. The Dreamers

Paris, 1968. As unrest grows in the streets, a 20-year-old San Diego native, Matthew (Michael Pitt) has travelled to the eternal city and finds himself getting caught up in the student demonstrations. It's at one of these demos that he encounters the absurdly attractive brother and sister, Theo (Louis Garrel) and Isabelle (Green). Although separated now, the twins were once conjoined and they have enjoy an intense relationship. Taking Matthew under their wing, they invite him to live in their poet father's apartment, where the trio's relationship moves onto an entirely new footing. Gorgeously made, 'The Dreamers' is essentially a paean to youth, Paris and a golden age of cinema, all of which Bertolucci celebrates with vigour.


5. Lilja 4-ever

Sixteen-year-old Lilja and her only friend, the young boy Volodja, live in Estonia, fantasizing about a better life. One day, Lilja falls in love with Andrej, who is going to Sweden, and invites Lilja to come along and start a new life.

6. Photon

In short, "Photon" tells the story of the phenomenon of life itself from a single particle to the world as we know now.

7. The Swedish Theory of Love

Internationally Sweden is seen as a perfect society, a role model and a symbol of the highest achievements of human progress. The Swedish Theory of Love digs into the true nature of Swedish life style, explores the existential black holes of a society that has created the most autonomous people in the world.

+later I'll add some more :)

No. 48545

>>48372
I've seen it and agree with you on all points, but try to use spoiler tags in future on specific plot points for the benefit of other users

No. 48547

>>48499
Lilja 4-ever is one of my fave movies forever. I want to watch it again but not sure if I am prepared to get my heart torn into pieces again…

Isn't The Dreamers one of those movies that are porn disguised as art tho? Never seen it, but everything I heard made me cautious

No. 48987

>>48499
wats with the writing like ya copying descriptions from the movie boxes

No. 52372

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So, now that the torrent is finally out, what did you think of the movie?

No. 52404

>>52372
10/10 movie experience, but I've seen it at cinema. Will watch again

No. 53345

Alrighty, bumping this thread with the Birds of Prey trailer. What do you think of it? I'm not into capeshit movies but I think I might just watch this.

Also, what did you think of Lindsay Ellis's newest vid about Woke Disney?

No. 53346

>>52372
torrent is out? def watching it now. I loved Hereditary, so hoping this is good too.

No. 53347

>>53345
I am so fucking sick of Harley Quinn, which is something i never thought i'd say as someone who loved the animated series in the 90s.

No. 53350

>>53347
I'm mostly sick of her as every Halloween I see a bunch of her clones. But I'm kind of hoping that they will do an interesting portrayal of her character like they supposedly did with Joker.

Though the movie I'm mostly hyped about is the Lighthouse after being let down by Midsommar.

>>53346
Yeah, it's been out for almost a week. I have mixed feelings about it but I hope you enjoy it! It was worth a watch, that's all I'm going to say.

No. 53386

>>53347
>>53350
Last week I've legit seen a girl that was skinwalking Suicide Squad Harley Quinn. She was not exactly cosplaying, but styled herself as much as possible to resemble her (make-up, same hair complete with dye and twin tails, similar clothes). I was mildly disturbed.

No. 53394

>>52372
lol, i was actually waiting for just that, i also wanna see Once upon a time in hollywood real bad but i have to wait for a proper torrent.

>>53350
>I have mixed feelings about it

Yeah, thats how i would describe it too. The movie does have a few good stills and it was cool that it was an horror movie with a very bright and sunny art direction, but it was very lacking in all else, the characters were made of cardboard. It reminded me of Mandy a lot in the sense that it was a cliche slasher film but they tried to make it "woooah duuude triiipy watch this while high" kinda film which is cool but also feels like polishing a turd and a bit gimmicky. Overall it was ok but The Witch actually feels like the better version of this movie, i'd recommend that one instead to someone who haven't watched neither.

No. 53452

>>53394
>The Witch actually feels like the better version of this movie
Man, I loved the Witch. I didn't realize how much until weeks later when I was still thinking about the ending.

No. 53725

Tell me your favourite movie from your country.

No. 53769

>>53725
The Castle (1997), Australia.

No. 53771

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I found both Snowden and Citizenfour included free with Prime (though there are 2 listings for the latter, make sure you find the one with the Prime logo top left corner otherwise it costs money.) As someone who knew just a bit and watched Citizenfour in 2014 which opened my eyes, I try to share these movies with anyone interested. I was so pleasantly surprised when the Snowden movie painted an accurate and positive light on Snowden. The whole situation and both movies were all done so well, and Edward is a seriously qt nerd guy.

I recommend watching Snowden first and then Citizenfour.

No. 54157

Anyone seen Joker yet? I'm not gonna go see it until next weekend but I'll completely skip it if it's retarded WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY tier shit.

No. 54165

>>54157
I was just about to ask this. My friends all want me to see it with them and I'm interested but also reluctant because it's about a superhero villan (and i hate most things superhero related) and I've heard there are try-hard meta and "we live in a society" esque scenes.

No. 54177

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>>54157
i'm lukewarm curious but i'll pass until the memes die down. I hope we don't get 10 years of edgelord joker memes like it happened with Heath Ledger's.

No. 54205

>>53725
Ondskan, Sweden

No. 54214

>>53725

Secuestro Express(2003) and Hermano (2010). Venezuela

No. 54236

>>53725
Loveless, Russia

No. 54248

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>>53725
Suicide Room (and Warsaw 44) by Jan Komasa. I'm from Poland

No. 54322

>>53725
I'm from Ireland. Probably The Secret of Kells. I also quite like Disco Pigs. Our film industry is small and doesn't really produce many of the cerebral, arty films I tend to like best.

No. 54331

>>54248
I love Suicide Room!! I wanted to name that movie but I'm not actually from Poland so I'm glad you mentioned it!

No. 54334

>>54322
>The Secret of Kells
This was on Netflix for a while and my boyfriend and I fell in love with it. thank you Ireland.

No. 54623

>>54334
The studio that made it has two other movies called The Breadwinner and Song of the Sea that are also gorgeous.

No. 54736

>>54331
Glad to hear that other people are loving it! I lowkey wanna rewatch it (seen it tens of times), but I'm worried that it will make me feel awful due to how much it ties with my memories and experiences.
I fucking love how great the attention to detail is in the movie,0 you can see a grave of Yukio Mishima and a Sylvia Plath quote if you don't blink at the right moment. Not to mention how real the characters and portrayed issue are (funny how so many idiots in Poland criticized the movie for being about imaginary problems of emo teens lmfao).

Komasa's newest movie, Corpus Cristi, apparently is so good that it's gonna be remade into american TV series lmfao. It's nice, though I wish people would appreciate Polish movies as they are.

No. 55135

>>54157
>>54165
>>54177
I saw it and I thought it was pretty good, I'm not sure I'd have given it the Golden Bear but I certainly liked it
What do you mean when you say WE LIVE IN A SOCIETY shit, because I really can't see shitty people latching on to Arthur like they do Ledger Joker or Tyler Durden. In a lot of ways he's the opposite of them.
Also the film has nothing to do with comics and even at the end Arthur is extremely different from any other version of the Joker. It feels like the script got rewritten as a DC movie at the last second, there's even one point where the characters say Wall Street instead of whatever the Gotham equivalent should be

No. 55276

Do documentaries count?

Just fresh from a film festival and got a few recs.

>talking about trees

about a group of ex filmmakers in Sudan trying to revive a cinema after a military coup shut them all down. I wasn‘t expecting much but damn.

>17 blocks

this one was amazing and I can‘t get it out of my head. a 9 year old in washington (17 blocks away from capitol) records daily life around him, takes place over 20 years.

>sakawa

a documentary about the scammers (in nigeria?) who find men in the west and try extort money. funny at times, and upsetting. I love docs that show things from the perspective of the "bad guy"

>scheme birds

a very humane documentary on a girl maturing over a few years due to circumstances brought about by her poor environment and bad choices. one of the things that happen is pretty shocking.


Would also recommend the film "stitches" (2019) about a woman in Belgrade who‘s convinced that the hospital stole her baby and sold it off then told her it died. very very…good. I‘m shit at describing these things but it was moving af.

And "Lynn + Lucy" was a good film too. About 2 best girl friends, then it‘s about how much they trust each other etc. Reminded me of "the hunt".

No. 55471

>>55135
not any of those anons, but the "we live in a society" thing usually means the overarching moral or meaning of something revolves around the idea that bad things/people/etc. are caused by society's view or treatment, but in a woke "no one else have ever realized this before" kind of way. so for the joker movie it's essentially the entire movie.

No. 56218

I got back from seeing the Joker and I must say, it's much better than I thought it was gonna be. I didn't think it was gonna be bad exactly, but just really overblown with no subtlety. But no, it was a complex, well made slow burner. Even the "we live in a society" stuff was tastefully done and not exaggerated. I really dislike superhero movies but I've always found the Joker as a character fascinating, and if you take away the small bits of info from the Batman universe out of the film it's just a good psychological thriller about an abused man losing his mind and becoming a criminal.

No. 56287

>>56218
>Even the "we live in a society" stuff was tastefully done and not exaggerated

i agree on that.i was really nicely done and portrayed societies problems well.it's easy to sympathise with a character like that despite him turning violent in the end.that said,his actionswhich is up to speculation if they really happened,aren't excusable and it's ridiculous how the articles which paint the movie in a negative light say that it can turn people violent.it's okay when it's deadpool or game of thrones but not joker??really??

i love the fact that the director is the guy who made the hangover bro movies and commented that he cant make comedies anymore because it will get people upset due to pc culture and now this movie causes this shitstorm(at least in the US.in other countries,including mine,everyone loves it.so many people going to the cinema midweek is insane)

No. 56474

>>56287

yeah I don't understand why American media is pissing themselves over this movie when game of thrones and john wick were literally 50 times more violent than this. it's funny because in their attempt to be super woke they come across as really insensitive saying the joker is just some white incel guy when in reality he has serious mental problems who's been through terrible trauma and abuse.

anyways, joaquin phoenix was fucking incredible. in every scene his pain was palpable. it's really hard for me to hate arthur even though i know he's horrible, he's just such an upsetting character. his rise to this powerful, confident joker who finally feels in control once in his life was really satisfying to watch.

No. 56639

>>56474
>yeah I don't understand why American media is pissing themselves over this movie

It must have like 50 million in budget just for promotion, the kind of money burguer studios can spend means for the few weeks they will shill it Above the Line and Below the line and they pay their own opposition and controversies just to generate a buzz. Then you won't hear anything and what a coincidence, another controversy stirs up just in time for the blu ray and digital release

No. 56661

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Just saw the joker movie and it was great!

The one thing that really stood out to me was the cinematography. Every scene looked like they purposefully posed and framed it, so eyecatching. In the beginning I thought it was overdone, like scenes didn't naturally flow into where they were set and just got there because "oh this will look pretty!", but by the end I really loved how committed they were to making it visually interesting.

I don't know anything about comics, so I dunno if this is normal for the joker but I loved that they explicitely made him mentally ill, his mother too. Also 10/10 for no creepy-whispery-voices to signify the psychosis/delusions. Some of Arthur's lines were cringy as hell though, ngl.

No. 56883

>>56661
>Some of Arthur's lines were cringy as hell though, ngl.

Which lines? Honestly I was expecting some hamfisted dialogue but I don't really think there was any that stood out to me, surprisingly. Maybe the "I used to think my life was a tragedy" bit was a little too on the nose but the way he delivered the line saved it.

No. 57755

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I just watched Bong Joon-ho’s Parasite and omg I loved it.
Not going to spoil anything for you, because it’s best to go into it completely blind, but suffice to say it was the best social satire type movie I’ve seen in a long while. It picks up some heavy themes of class struggle and I really liked how the director managed to avoid moralfagging and hamfisted messages, delivering brilliant storytelling instead.

This movie genuinely made me laugh, then cry, then it got me scared. Just amazing. I’m pretty new to modern Korean cinema but, having watched this, The Wailing and Okja, I’m starting to love it more and more.

Highly recommended, just try not to read anything about the plot before watching.

No. 57804

You guys need to see this

No. 57827

>>57755
Snowpiercer is one of my favorite movies to pop on (and force friends to watch with no introduction.) I also really liked Okja. There's something funky about the style of humor I like. I'll be sure to check this out!

Your comment about class kind of reminded me of the first time I saw SP. I had to see it at a little arthouse theater and after the movie there was a discussion I didn't realize was part of the show? where a woman literally started (poorly) explaining all the class struggle metaphors and even drew a circle and told us to tell her things it reminded us of from the movie. She basically flat out said socialism was the only answer to the question the film asked. I stg.

No. 57870

>>57827
I heard Snowpiercer was on Netflix, but it looks depressing.



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