General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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morgan
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842 posts since 22/2/11

31 Dec 2018 14:03
I know man, I’m sorry ok?
I don’t like spoilers myself and I shouldn’t have done it.
joeyjojo
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3926 posts since 24/8/06

1 Jan 2019 20:57
Just watched Mandy. Absolutely amazing and one of my recent favourites for sure
TROYBOY
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500 posts since 28/2/12

1 Jan 2019 23:40
Couldn't get past the 1st 15mins….weird ass film
NumBerS
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3334 posts since 5/3/04

2 Jan 2019 12:40
Leave no trace. Superb performances.
illwill
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3538 posts since 17/5/04

2 Jan 2019 12:45
NumBerS wrote: Leave no trace. Superb performances.

Couldn't watch more than half of it. Ben Foster's performance made me so uncomfortable that I had to bail.

My failing, not the film's.
JustinCredible
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2455 posts since 11/6/08

2 Jan 2019 13:02
illwill wrote:
NumBerS wrote: Leave no trace. Superb performances.

Couldn't watch more than half of it. Ben Foster's performance made me so uncomfortable that I had to bail.

My failing, not the film's.
Nonsense, he's been fantastic for Watford this season
morgan
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842 posts since 22/2/11

2 Jan 2019 17:15
Leave No Trace probably my film of the year.

Ben Foster is great in anything.
Galveston was also pretty good.

He saved Lone Survivor from being corny.
smith
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10754 posts since 5/5/04

3 Jan 2019 14:42
Has there been a film like The Intouchables since it came out? Struggling to think of a film I've enjoyed as much as it. Whiplash came close.
morgan
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842 posts since 22/2/11

3 Jan 2019 17:57
I found Intouchables too sugary.

Whiplash was fuckin amazing. I rewound the last twenty minutes straight away. It was fuckin breathtaking.

carl lewis
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23626 posts since 14/10/04

3 Jan 2019 18:01
2018 was poor for films
toin
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1674 posts since 1/4/13

posted 3 Jan 2019 20:35, edited 3 Jan 2019 20:35
you must be going to the wrong cinema then

good films I've seen released this year:

sorry to bother you
the florida project
dogman
the shape of water
blackkklansman
foxtrot
girl
roma
shoplifters
minding the gap
they shall not grow old
cold war
the favourite
black panther
mcqueen
you were never really here
widows
the guilty
free solo
mandy
carl lewis
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23626 posts since 14/10/04

3 Jan 2019 20:37
Black Panther Laughing out loud
morgan
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842 posts since 22/2/11

3 Jan 2019 20:46
Pretty good list but how many of those will you remember in 5 years?
I’d wager none. Although I’ve yet to see Roma which is getting rave reviews.

The Shape or Water is last years Driving Miss Daisy.
So overrated and I was so looking forward to it.
bertoni
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949 posts since 29/9/11

posted 3 Jan 2019 20:46, edited 3 Jan 2019 20:46
Black Panther? Yeah not having that one. Fucking shite film Laughing out loud
joeyjojo
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3926 posts since 24/8/06

3 Jan 2019 20:48
Shape of water was shit and forgettable.
joeyjojo
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3926 posts since 24/8/06

3 Jan 2019 20:49
Florida project was 2017 I’m sure anyway. That was good though.
toin
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1674 posts since 1/4/13

3 Jan 2019 20:54
I checked my letterboxd account and apperently it released in the Netherlands in 2018.
The list is my opinion of course, if I look at it I see it as a pretty decent film year.
carl lewis
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23626 posts since 14/10/04

3 Jan 2019 21:39
The trailer for blackkklansman looked awful
illmurray
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476 posts since 18/4/12

posted 4 Jan 2019 01:52, edited 4 Jan 2019 01:52
Blackkklansman is class. It's a really tough balance being both light, funny and enjoyable and dealing with difficult subject matter without trivialising it, and I don't know many films that handle it that well.

Although I haven't seen the trailer I've heard some podcast ad-breaks for it and it is exactly as I would expect. The film has a plot point that is really marketable - black man infiltrating KKK - and the adverts (and presumably the trailer) milk that to get the kind of audiences in that are sold on concepts and gimmicks. It's much more nuanced than that though.
illmurray
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476 posts since 18/4/12

4 Jan 2019 01:59
2018 was great though. My personal highlights in order:

Phantom Thread
Western
Isle of Dogs
Three Billboards
Zama
Shoplifters
Suspiria
The Miseducation of Cameron Post