Last Movie You Saw #10

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  1. Phuel

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    I saw Election a long time ago, when I was young. I remember really enjoying just how dark and cynical it was, and still mainlined a fun, clever mood throughout. It’s the only film I’ve seen with Reese: she’s actually perfect for the role of that very unlikeable, very determined, creepily ambitious and far far far over HS trope to thinking of her future political career that I recognized in some people I went to HS with. And exactly why I don’t like Hillary’s phoney-ness because you’re right— this is Hillary as a HSer. And Reese's pug-face is at once harmlessly repugnant and admirably conniving. And Matthew knows all about playing the charming underdog, so for him to have met his match in Reese’s character with his character that just takes things a tad too personally, there’s a sweet irony in this that perfectly defines a reversal of fortune: Ferris grew up to be Mr. Rooney. Perfect casting.
     
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    Sierra Burgess Is A Loser
    Alien Covenant
     
  3. jexxica

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    Not so good but always a pleasure see Keanu and Winona.


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    Trine is amazing as Nico.

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    Funny and cute.

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  4. Piet Retief

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    Watched the Sierra Burgess movie ad well. Didn't like it. Definitely too old for dumb teen flicks.
     
  5. sweetpop

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    I was hoping to see the documentary too, as it's just started showing in cinemas here. Watching the trailer for the documentary it seems like the doc is closely tied with 'Alexander McQueen: Savage Beauty' that was published by the MET and a supplementary to the exhibition they had. Despite the book being an enlightening read, I also wanted more about how some of his seemingly impossible creations were done. But perhaps that's the problem; that if it's not McQueen himself telling us how his creations came to be, no one else can give a plausible explanation.

    In terms of films I have watched recently:

    Kubo and the two strings
    Mary and the Witch's Flower
    :)
     
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    The Disaster Artist
     
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    Baby Driver
    The Post
    8 Mile
    The Shining
     
  8. castorpollux

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    the shape of water

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    Long Shot
    Stand By Me
    Shame
     
  10. jexxica

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    Halloween (1978)
     
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    Murder on the Orient Express
    Staten Island Summer
    17 Again
     
  12. Benn98

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    I've seen these over the past 2 months.....

    The Children Act - I had really hoped this would be Emma Thompson's entry into the Oscar race and naturally had high expectations. The trailer certainly sold it as that. Maybe it will get her a nomination, I doubt she'll actually win.
    The story is perfect though, and made an excellent case for the ethical wrestle between church and state, even though I'm not religious. Her performance was perfect. I didn't get Tucci's character or performance, but as a filler he seemed tolerable. At times she kind of reminded me of Theresa May in the way she carried her success and childlessness. Very brash publicly, yet almost solitary and closed off. The problem with the film is pacing. And all the time if gave to the eccentricities which in the greater picture didn't really help much. The bits of her walking to and from work, lingering courtroom scenes. It dragged way too much, and towards the end really tried to speed things up in a way which seemed disingenuous. It's just a bit hard to accept that the boy could become so enamoured with her after just one meeting. Maybe the book will be better, I dunno.

    Blackkklansman - I initially dismissed this as yet another buddy cop flick after seeing the trailer, and almost didn't see it. Actually, saw it on the 2nd or 3rd last day before it closed. While I'm not a fan of that kind of humour at all personally, it was rather remarkable how Spike Lee managed to weave both humour and serious issues together so seamlessly. It IS your average buddy cop flick, but with a sinister twist. I couldn't warm to the lead actor at all, but Laura Harrier is a vision in motion. She was just instantly likable, and looked so chic in all her looks. The bits that were supposed to poke fun at the racists and their backward ways seemed a bit, I dunno, hard to stomach. As far as I recall laughs in the cinema house were far and few in between. Political correctness aside, I don't think it was all that funny. But I did appreciate the movie as a whole. And for those who cheered and laughed at the final scene with the cop being set up, it very quickly came to a shocking end with the Charlotesville car-crash footage, which I thought really sealed the film as a must-see. That is, despite how graphic that scene was. I think probably my moist poignant scene was after everything had been settled and battles had been won, the leads still awoke to the burning cross. That seemed not only factual, but also a very crucial part in the story.

    What I have been avoiding like the plague, despite numerous invites, is Germanotta's film. No thanks! Her aside, the trailer was a clear indication that it's not for me. I am NOT a fan of these Country Strong/Walk the Line kind of movies. Too Americana for my taste.
     
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    Gueule d'ange
    Reminded me a lot of Incompresa, but it's not as good as that one.
     
  14. RedSmokeRise

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    A Star is Born. Literally burst into tears when the credits rolled. :rofl:

    Most unexpected cry in a long time.
     
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    A Star is Born... and I stopped crying until I got home.
     
  16. Sweet rus

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    Blow-up,
    The Eclipse,
    Bitter Moon
     
  17. eugenius

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    The new Halloween. I enjoyed it, but only because of Jamie Lee Curtin & Fern Mayo Judy Greer.

    Tonight: Silence Of The Lambs at the theater! I wonder how many fellow moviegoers are going to be quoting that "it puts the lotion in the basket" line. I know I will.
     
  18. Benn98

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    God, I'm dying!! :rofl::rofl::rofl: She really was off her rocker!
    It's probably time for me to rewatch it again.
     
  19. eugenius

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    Learn it. Live it. Love it.
     
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    Wicker Park
    Halloween: H20
    Halloween: Resurrection
     

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