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Started Baby Driver, won’t finish it. Guessing Spacey will now be pleading for work like this...:(
I expect him to start appearing in Woody Allen productions shortly. Maybe a Polanski or two.
I did enjoy his toupee anyway. I'll be sad to see the end of the hairpieces.
I actually didn't watch the last twenty minutes and just looked up the ending on Wikipedia. Can't say I feel like I missed much. Drive did it all better.
Also watched Personal Shopper.Greatly enjoyed this, wasn't sure what to expect but actually, ghosts apart, it felt most like a character study - as much inside the head as out of it. Wasn't perfect by any means, particularly some of the heavy handed dialogue, but Stewart was genuinely amazing.
Yeah, nice little head-scratcher at the end too. It wasn't at all what I expected but I liked it.
Finally saw I, Daniel Blake, which measured up.
Mother! is almost unwatchable but hard to stop watching, at the same time. I might actually watch it a 2nd time now that I've read up on it a bit more.
Mountains May Depart was really interesting. Many reviewers have a problem with the third act, but I wasn't bothered by it.
Girls Trip is sooooo funny. Can't believe they put in the bit about the grapefruit bj.
Also to stretch the boundaries of this thread, Finding Frances - the feature-length last episode of Nathan For You - is hilarious and basically a documentary.
3 Billboards - best film I’ve watched so far this year.Has anybody watched The Killing Of A Sacred Deer? It’s by the same dude who made Teh Lobster, which was an absolute mind-fuck, so I’ve avoided this new one.
Yeah I watched it at the cinema.
It's a more straightforward film than The Lobster but it definitely fucks with your mind anyway. I think it's more consistent as an overall film but less funny.
After watching it I felt ok but it's kind of become more and more depressing in retrospect. Having said that, I really enjoyed it and it's also aesthetically great - lots of Kubrick-style beautifully framed scenes in sterilised environments.
I find it odd to read Scorsese when he's just about to release a mob movie with De Niro, Pacino and Pesci. That said. I'm really looking forward to seeing The Irishman.
I thought that too. But the praise for this one is really OTT - "best Scorsese in 30 years" etc! So maybe he's found a new angle...
Not the kind of film usually discussed in these here parts but if you dig animation, this was great to watch with #2 son (10 years old):https://vimeo.com/126287950?fbclid=IwAR0Os5eEtrn_9ua032iOidUhW9LhooCd_6HMmAcxjnPZyipsPLC2_No2pecThe dusk forest scenes capture that light amazingly. Mhadd Christmas vibezzz, kiddos!
Watched and enjoyed. I had a particular laugh at the scene with the school teacher pleading with the kids: “if I teach you something, will you go home?”
An age old pact.
Irishman - Yes it was long but so what? you are at home so you can pause it. Turn it into a 4-part mini-series if you must. I thought it was fantasticOnce upon a time in hollywood. Once upon a time in san diego old uncle dizzy was bored. Dizzy wondered if he was watching the same movie that all the reviewers were calling a masterpiece and tarantino's magnum opus? Because surely it takes more than period accurate set pieces to be a masterpiece.
Irishman - it didn't exactly re-write his older mobster flicks, but it did come at them from a different angle that was somehow grittier and more unfortunate. And yes, I had to watch it in four parts.
I liked the new Tarantino. So many memorable/entertaining classic scenes for me. And I thought the main characters were really well developed so that they weren't just dumb dude caricatures. He took some dumb dudes and made them better. There, that's my Beatles-inspired capsule review.
ppadilha said:Two Popes - I thought was good. Watch if you're into being fed propaganda by the Catholic Church.
You mean religious LOL. I really like both the main actors, but Spot Light is my kind of Catholic film. See also a 2015 Chilean film called The Club.
Co-sign Knives Out: nothing groundbreaking, but good acting and it moves along nicely.