General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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Superprecise
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2013 posts since 16/7/11

5 Mar 2019 14:29
Disobedience is amazing, with or without that scene…
illmurray
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456 posts since 18/4/12

6 Mar 2019 00:40
Rez wrote: What didn't you like about it? I thought it was quite good, very tense and uneasy.

Maybe minor spoilers here:

I enjoyed the first 45 minutes, I thought the beginning of the relationship between the two was really intriguing and the sex scene was so bizarre and well shot (no voyeur). It was all quite promising, but then it grew into a slow, dull film and I found myself presuming that it would probably have an interesting ending to tie it together. The last 45 minutes then pointlessly plodded into such a dumb finale that managed to feel simultaneously over the top and underwhelming, forced and vain - like a 13 year old had wrote it.

Don't get me wrong, I love a slow foreign film - Tarkovsky/Antonioni have probably made my favourite films - but there was so little in the characters, the length felt forced. The middle section of the film felt a little like American Honey, but with uninspired characters and relationships it failed to get away with a similar meandering pace. Although I haven't read the Murakami short story it's based on, I've spoken to someone that has that didn't think much of the film either.

In my head I've found similarities with Zodiac, Seven and Old Boy - all of which I didn't really enjoy. I think there is something in a slow, prolonged mystery narrative with a dissatisfactory (and smug) ending that really grinds my gears. Unfair to compare them but I think films like The Conversation and Hidden (Caché) get this right.

Just to end on a positive I'm doubling up on my previous shout out to If Beale Street Could Talk. It gets better the more I think about it, and the music is properly sublime. Don't miss.
TCB
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3451 posts since 5/7/11

6 Mar 2019 23:19
Roma. dogshit.
Burt
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5104 posts since 3/1/10

posted 6 Mar 2019 23:56, edited 6 Mar 2019 23:56
^^^Yep, watched it this evening on Netflix. What the fucking fuck? I genuinely get that sometimes the pretentious choice is a winner but this 'un defies belief.
MLI
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4063 posts since 6/10/09

8 Mar 2019 11:47
toin wrote: mid90s
Very entertaining, hoped it would flesh out the characters more though.

the costuming and sets was pretty well done. I reckon they trawled ebay for a few years to get all the stuff..stuff like that mint droors beanie, probably had to have backups too. The Jordans were prolly retros, that old Polo in perfect condition

The SFII tee, followed by the Ren and Stimpy one plus Beavis was too obvious, coulda been more subtle with the 90s franchises. the music choices were good but kinda too obvious sometimes

The shirts off and self harm stuff plus the sex scene seemed to all be referencing Larry Clark too much..
Superprecise
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2013 posts since 16/7/11

8 Mar 2019 13:36
I thought Roma was great.
joeyjojo
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3853 posts since 24/8/06

8 Mar 2019 14:26
Same loved it.
MLI
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4063 posts since 6/10/09

8 Mar 2019 21:55
Actually that little shit shouldve died aand they shouldve had a skate-off with a skate gang from the bad side of town. that wouldve been a way better ending
Oasisunit
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5168 posts since 8/5/03

16 Mar 2019 18:47
Climax - love a good artsy shocking French film. 9/10. Was brilliant and kept me
entertained throughout. the dance scenes were incredible/jaw dropping
and all the french birds in it would def get smashed