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PostPosted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 10:17 pm 
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Lady Macbeth (2017)
pretty dece. interesting moods. the most interesting things going on here is playing with the marriage between rationale & mood and the clash between ideals and realities. but i do kind of like her character in the sense that look at what her life essentially is (my reaction is prolly intended at some level tho). the chick basically carries the whole thing. noteworthy performance by the support chick though and the dude is pretty good but i dont feel like theres anything really exceptional about his shit. the writing leaves something to be desired. they leave a little too much space. i feel like it couldve used a little more flesh on these people and i wouldve felt differently but right now there is just a vast openness. a sense of disconnection. nothing else. i feel like a little more balance ought to have been intended.

i spent 6$ to see this movie. and thats about what the experience is worth. see it appreciate it move on.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2017 6:27 pm 
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Zulu (2013) - Cape Town buddycop film with Ghost Dog and Orlando Bloom. Making a post-apartheid Lethal Weapon is a pretty genius idea and the grim tone and tense action was spot-on, but the eleborate conspiracy made the story messy rather than the tightly-knit thriller it would have been otherwise. Still a good film in really interesting location.

Kedi (2016) - Docu about the steetcats of Istanbul. I'm a dog man myself but put this on for the gf and thought it was relatively enjoyable for an animaldocu.

Raw (2016) - Coming-of-age feminist arthouse horror with some truly shocking mindfuck. The ending is a bit of a punchline which was my least favorite part of the film, but other than that this was a solid entry in to the Euro subgenre of gory dramafilms. Some scenes hit just the right note for what people like me want from a film like this. Trouble Every Day and In My Skin are two quite similar films also from France but this tops both of them. I really think more directors should pursue this niche. Hope Ducurnau sticks with it and I love that shes an icequeen-looking blonde in a leatherjacket.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:03 pm 
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dark tower 2017
I haven't read the books. so let's just start with that.
ups and downs. they tried to jam a bunch of shit in here that doesn't work. but the main ideas work fairly well and Idris Elba and McConaughey are dope. Idris Elba is fucking sick in this. he really brings this dude to life. the kid is pretty damn good too for the most part.


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 16, 2017 4:36 pm 
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think i've watched like 40 movies this year, nothing uber exciting
i'd like to watch that jake johnson netflix gambling movie
guardians 2 was whatever, i liked the raccoon far more this time around
deuces!

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Wind River 2017
really dope. very well acted written directed produced and shot. Renner owns this one. I never thought I'd say that outside of marvel movies. this is worth checking out. 100%. not a perfect movie but compelling.


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Message from the King (2017) - Fabrice du Welz, who usually directs really solid movies (Calvaire, Vinyan, Alleluia), was hired to directs this revengeflick about a Capetonian coming to LA to search for his sister. The look of the film and the score is really good and the guy who will star as Black Panther did a fine job as the lead. I would have liked a bit more action however, if you make a variation of a film we have seen many times before I think you need to make it a bit more fun.

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then I saw this one, both are great

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I find it difficult to watch new movies, as a grown man they come off soft and flimsy with no substance. Hollywood seems inept at creating characters that you actually feel invested in and care about. Instead we get a bunch of one-dimensional pissants, suitable for millennials and people addicted to social media. I will stick to films like this:

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Enjoyed this a lot! Good acting from the main characters, (Tom hardy!!) Liked the whole dark vibe the movie has, would've been even better if it had more russian language in it or if all of it was in russian... 8,0-8,5

Made me interested in that whole communism shit.. Any recommondations on other good sovjet-era themed movies??


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Logan Lucky - A heist movie that's all about banter and mostly not very interested in the mechanics of the heist itself, but still feels very close to Ocean's 11. Daniel Craig playing against type may have been my favorite part. Saw somebody call this 'the light side of a Jody Hill project' and that felt very on point, it feels like it takes place in the same world but doesn't sneak in all the devastating insecurity, loneliness and alienation under the laughs. A few parts don't work imo, and there's a bit of that 'i see why they cut this' feeling you get while watching a special edition director's version which re-inserted a bunch of scenes judiciously removed from the theatrical release, but otherwise it's a riot.

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The only living boy in NY 2017
it doesn't hide its influences and it annoyingly goes from mode to mode occasionally (not seemless in annoying ways) but in general the architecture is nice here.

at risk of potentially ruining your viewing experience: once you finish and start looking back it gets less shiny in terms of thinking about how this all happened.


but the mood is pretty good the dialogue etc despite its transparent attempts to be its influences is nice. the photography is ok. really good in parts questionnable in others. the acting is good and while the story is nice it's not that sweet. but the movies enthusiasm for humanity and art really means a lot to me and bumps this up in my view. for the acting there are some really wonderful moments and they're not cliche it's not what you'd expect and it comes across with freshness and authenticity but not every scene works like this and not every actor is equal here.

bridges obv. Brosnan is great here. the mom is very good. the main is really pretty good. the love interest pretty good the young chick meh. but again inconsistencies abound.


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Berlin Syndrome (2017) - Aus lady in Berlin meets a guy who traps her in his appartment. It's a decent enough film with some tense moments but I wouldn't go further than that.

A Dark Song (2017) - A bereaved lady hires an occult man to summon a spirit via an extensive ritual. This is a really interesting horrorfilm focusing on the mechanics of the ritual. Would recommend to horrorfans who want to see something different.

Killing Ground (2017) - Aussie outback horror is back with a bang here. This is a tough film with a cool premise and some great scenes, but it falls a bit short of the very best this subgenre has to offer.

Personal Shopper (2017) - Kristen Stewart sulks her way through this ambigouos ghost story. It's a bit of a love-hate deal but I enjoyed it quite a bit and hope Assayas (sp) will make more films of the same kind.

Free Fire (2017) - Wheatley's latest film about a gunsale gone wrong has lots of shooting and some cool scenes but it ultimately bored me a bit.

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Shin Godzilla - Framing a Godzilla movie as a satire of bureaucratic inefficiency in big governments is a neat idea and they use it to flesh out some really interesting themes of the 'giant monster attacks' premise, but tbh I was getting kinda bored by the end. It could've used a little more pulpiness and carnage in the second half, especially after the absolutely insane scene where Godzilla evolves to shoot the nuclear rays. Might be the first movie in the franchise since the original entry that works on the merits of plot as much if not more than the monster stuff.

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oh boy, what a great movie and then the last half hour was a clusterfuck of bad


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