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^^^ Yay-- glad you'll see it, Mullet!

Must see his Biutiful! I’m just concerned of trying to catch all the subtitles that fly by so fast since Spanish is spoken at such breakneck speed that I’ll miss seeing the gorgeous imageries he creates. I still remember how dizzying of an experience it was at 14yo watching Almodovar’s Women On The Verge Of A Nervous Breakdown while trying to follow those subs and being mesmerized by Rossy.

I swear, films like these give me so many ideas for high fashion shoots, I’m so tempted to just empty my savings to finance my own projects. If it all fails, and I'm homeless and carrying my OG Helmuts, Pradas and Dries' in my Vuitton suitcases and bags living in a shelter, I’ll just start again from scratch like Hugh Glass did.


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I saw it last night.

It's interesting because when I saw Love, easily 5 people walked out of the room and one woman in front of me was begging her partner to leave and said (loud enough for all of us sinners) "This is disgusting". I thought Love was beautiful, perfectly flawed but probably the most accurate portrayal of the small ways people f*ck up in real life and the magnitude of the damage in terms of emotions and life direction. The porn was just embellishment, almost to ease the heartbreak, and quite minimal, but of course journalists lost their s*it over it and 90% of the reviews were focused on that.

Last night, maybe it was the Korean BBQ overdose I had or the fact that it was past midnight, but I felt so nauseous, I have never walked out of a movie but seriously considered it. I covered my eyes and ears for much of the violence, it just went on for way too long. I appreciate the portrayal of a human being stripped of all his constructed elements and reduced to his most primal and also to the very essence of his human condition, I liked the accuracy, but as much as I love Iñarrítu and Lubezki (who, again, is wonderful here), this need to present violence so detailed and for so long is crass. And hearing all the 'wow' 'whoaaa' as the audience rejoiced in this display of barbarian imagery, this time justified but not unlike those in the government-endorsed "military films"... I never felt more foreign, and I was quite disappointed by this direction from Iñarrítu. Of all directors, I would've thought he was the least likely to contribute to the long-time affair American cinema has with tales of savagery "with a point". From the very beginning, he's never been afraid of presenting existence being tested emotionally and physically in all its splendor (or horror), but what started as that scene with the dog as loss unfolded in Amores Perros... now all I got last night was the dog with a few reminders of why this is a movie and not an ad for my next trip to the Rocky Mountains.

.. that scene of Leonardo hugging the tree btw, probably the most autobiographical, simple scene I can remember from Iñarrítu, and the fantasy of anyone that's experienced loss. Also a scene in common with Love, lol..

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Lamb (2015) - I think I might read a novel as well

"It's about a 47-year-old man whose life has come apart and is feeling lost. He meets an 11-year-old girl who is neglected by her family and friends and is feeling lonely. Somehow, this movie asks us to trust these two characters together, even though the motivations are quite unclear -- the man is either unbalanced or is gently manipulating the girl; meanwhile, the girl trusts him implicitly (with some trepidation) and looks up to him as a friend, a father figure, or maybe more. There are more than a handful of cringe-y moments, and other times where we worry about how the outside world may view these characters. By the end of the film, I felt crushed for both of them and sad beyond words. The movie is brave, challenging and heartbreaking, with terrific performances (especially by the girl, played by Oona Laurence), which almost plays as a spiritual successor to Room (if all the roles were reversed). I think it's the first great film of 2016."

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I saw it last night.

It's interesting because when I saw Love, easily 5 people walked out of the room and one woman in front of me was begging her partner to leave and said (loud enough for all of us sinners) "This is disgusting". I thought Love was beautiful, perfectly flawed but probably the most accurate portrayal of the small ways people f*ck up in real life and the magnitude of the damage in terms of emotions and life direction. The porn was just embellishment, almost to ease the heartbreak, and quite minimal, but of course journalists lost their s*it over it and 90% of the reviews were focused on that.

Last night, maybe it was the Korean BBQ overdose I had or the fact that it was past midnight, but I felt so nauseous, I have never walked out of a movie but seriously considered it. I covered my eyes and ears for much of the violence, it just went on for way too long. I appreciate the portrayal of a human being stripped of all his constructed elements and reduced to his most primal and also to the very essence of his human condition, I liked the accuracy, but as much as I love Iñarrítu and Lubezki (who, again, is wonderful here), this need to present violence so detailed and for so long is crass. And hearing all the 'wow' 'whoaaa' as the audience rejoiced in this display of barbarian imagery, this time justified but not unlike those in the government-endorsed "military films"... I never felt more foreign, and I was quite disappointed by this direction from Iñarrítu. Of all directors, I would've thought he was the least likely to contribute to the long-time affair American cinema has with tales of savagery "with a point". From the very beginning, he's never been afraid of presenting existence being tested emotionally and physically in all its splendor (or horror), but what started as that scene with the dog as loss unfolded in Amores Perros... now all I got last night was the dog with a few reminders of why this is a movie and not an ad for my next trip to the Rocky Mountains.

.. that scene of Leonardo hugging the tree btw, probably the most autobiographical, simple scene I can remember from Iñarrítu, and the fantasy of anyone that's experienced loss. Also a scene in common with Love, lol..
That’s too bad, Mullet…

You know, maybe it’s because I can completely and intimately relate to having lost everything, including nearly life through an ordeal that you have absolutely no control over, that a creation like The Revenant, speaks so intimately to me. No doubt it’s exhausting and depressing a vision— with no happy ending. But that’s life.

I can’t really relate to experiences where privileged individuals put themselves in a situation where something horrible just happens to come out of it: Like rock climbers or skiers who seek out remote, uncharted territories to experience highs and thrills, and just happen to be caught in a terrible ordeal. If you play with fire, you're gonna get burned, etc. With this film, it’s purely survival: These people have absolutely no choice being in the predicament they’re in. It’s their livelihood. And their choices— whether generous, or evil, are made as a result of their survival instincts. The audience whooping and hollering at the explicit barbarity of the imageries are, sadly, a huge segment of humanity that just enjoys sensationalism as entertainment.

I think the film is a horrifying, and very pure story of life. The barbarity— and beauty, is very necessary in his storytelling. And on a purely superficial level, I’m mesmerized by the beauty of him and his team’s vision.

I suppose now's not the time to recommend the soundtrack...? LOL

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The hateful eight. I liked it, a little bit long but it was good and fun.

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The Revenant - I think Leo's performance is overrated. There was nothing exciting about it. I root for Eddie!

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The Danish Girl. Great performances but the movie was just ok. I expected a little bit more of it, too correct.

I too went this past weekend ... I think my expectations were quite high as well. I thought Eddie Redmayne's performance was better (much better) in Theory of Everything. The movie is beautiful. A bit of a downer. Oddly unmoving I thought, considering the volume of tears the actors are shedding. Also didn't understand why Danish people had British accents? Am I overthinking this?

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Carlito's way - very good and dramaric, felt so heartbroken after watching it.
Carol - good acting, beautiful movie when it comes to styling and aesthetics, Cate Blanchett is so very elegant, but the movie is kind of meh, and so not Oscar worthy

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Room. Great movie.

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Creed. I didn't expect to like it this much.

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The Revenant. I didn't like it.

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Room : Heartbreaking yet so beautiful and brilliant. I can't believe Jacob Tremblay didn't get more nominations. I don't think I've ever seen a child actor do what he does in this film. Brie was amazing as well.


Creed: Absolutely loved it ! I'm so glad Ryan Coogler took the helm of this franchise. There's such an amazing tone and rawness in his directing. The fighting scenes were amazing and probably the best of all the Rocky films and the cats is simply perfect. Yes Stallone shines but Michael B. Jordan is simply a superstar in the making and I just love Tessa Thompson even though her character is a bit forgetable.

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La cara oculta (The hidden face) - Greatly recommended!

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