General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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morgan
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1136 posts since 22/2/11

2 Nov 2020 21:23
TCB wrote:
morgan wrote: If the audio is a joke I don’t think you can say a film is great.

Nolan just repeats the same shit over an over. The most overrated director around.

Ok to put it another way, the concept and the execution were great. The dialogue was practically inaudible in places (at least for me). I went to see it twice and liked it even more on the second viewing. Very few other directors are making blockbusters with a brain. He's not without his faults but I think the hype is justified.

That’s exactly it, hype. It’s utter bollocks.

I remember TDKR havjng 9.2 on IMDB weeks before it was released. The hype has always been over the top since TDK which was so overhyped I could barely believe it when I saw it.
All Christian Bale does is grunt like a prick and I like him on other films.

There has been numerous complaints about the audio in all his films so you’re correct when you say it’s intentional.

It’s baffling that someone who gets so much studio backing can release films where the dialogue is inaudible.

If it’s to get rewatches it’s a flawed concept.
The film is fucked from the first viewing for me and subsequent watches with subs won’t fix first impressions.

The dialogue is bollocks anyway. His films are visual and he relies on Zimmer for much of his success.

Memento was good. An original idea which turns out is the only one he’s ever had.

I’ve said it before to other people. His trick is to make the average film goer to think they’re more intelligent than they actually are.

The average fucker who would never watch anything more than your summer blockbuster before Nolan now thinks they’re super intelligent because Nolan spoon fed details about relativity and spherical worm holes.

I don’t think any of his films are intelligent, far from it.
You’d have to be thick as pig shit to not get it.
TCB
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4838 posts since 5/7/11

2 Nov 2020 22:28
Potential spoiler

So you weren't even slightly perplexed by Robert Pattinson's character's timeline? I'm genuinely impressed.
snaye
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11008 posts since 24/10/02

2 Nov 2020 22:30
Morgan having a right meltdown over Batman
Seventyfour
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9412 posts since 6/10/05

2 Nov 2020 22:43
His trick is to make the average film goer to think they’re more intelligent than they actually are.

The average fucker who would never watch anything more than your summer blockbuster before Nolan now thinks they’re super intelligent because Nolan spoon fed details about relativity and spherical worm holes.

I don’t think any of his films are intelligent, far from it.
You’d have to be thick as pig shit to not get it.

This
toin
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2087 posts since 1/4/13

2 Nov 2020 23:00
I am not your negro 4/5
I enjoy James Baldwin, did not let me down.

Wild at heart 3.5/5
Batshit insane movie but had some really fun scenes. Willem Dafoe has a great role.

Run Lola Run 2/5
Really cool soundtrack but pretty boring imo

Mulholland Drive 4.5/5
So good, its like watching a fever dream.

Burning 4/5
Quite slow but kept me interested through the whole thing, very cool cinematography.

Shoplifters 3.5/5
Not as good as I hoped but enjoyed it. Reminded me of some Ozu movies as its really small scale and intimate.
YLAup
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5762 posts since 5/9/11

2 Nov 2020 23:10
I think I may have watched Inception more than a hundred times, genuinely. The Prestige about 20. Dunkirk 6. Batman Begins 10, and the rest less than 5. Can't be doing with the batman sequels anymore though, they just don't have the 'rewatchability' factor for me.
RickRude
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3927 posts since 13/1/12

2 Nov 2020 23:15
snaye wrote: Morgan having a right meltdown over Batman
Laughing out loud
YLAup
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5762 posts since 5/9/11

2 Nov 2020 23:15
Inception, apart from a few yawn moments, is a near perfect film for for me. It has style, espionage, sci-fi, great locations, international cast, great, great score, a focus on architecture (arts and crafts house containing Frank Lloyd Wright furniture). It took over my former favourite film, Gattaca, which has some similar elements.
DuffMan
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14389 posts since 21/2/07

2 Nov 2020 23:21
Report to nankid thread (again)
andymakesglasses
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20613 posts since 26/1/06

3 Nov 2020 08:55
snaye wrote: Morgan having a right meltdown over Batman

BatNAN.
swiftus
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1577 posts since 1/7/09

3 Nov 2020 13:14
YLAup wrote: I think I may have watched Inception more than a hundred times, genuinely. The Prestige about 20. Dunkirk 6. Batman Begins 10, and the rest less than 5. Can't be doing with the batman sequels anymore though, they just don't have the 'rewatchability' factor for me.

You've watched the same film 100 times?

Life's too short mate.
morgan
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1136 posts since 22/2/11

posted 3 Nov 2020 18:50, edited 3 Nov 2020 18:50
Probably still doesn’t understand it.
YLAup
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5762 posts since 5/9/11

3 Nov 2020 18:58
His House, creepy as
MoB
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37225 posts since 31/8/04

3 Nov 2020 20:39
YLAup wrote: His House, creepy as

Was good but I didn't think it was that creepy. Was hoping for more tbh
TCB
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4838 posts since 5/7/11

3 Nov 2020 20:57
^same.
toin
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2087 posts since 1/4/13

3 Nov 2020 21:35
Have watched countless horror movies and they’re almost never scary.
Only ones I found really chilling was the shining and begotten, with begotten being equally as scary as difficult to finish.

I never understood why people rate movies like the babadook or hereditary or paranormal activity.
EssexBoyII
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7218 posts since 5/6/07

3 Nov 2020 21:43
The shining isn’t really scary at all. That doesn’t mean I don’t rate it as a piece of film-making. Hereditary was great for just building a sense of dread. Not really the same thing for me as being scared but still affects you
TCB
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4838 posts since 5/7/11

3 Nov 2020 23:42
The idea of Tim Curry as Pennywise in IT still gives me shivers. Shite film but one of the best horror performances imo.
TCB
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4838 posts since 5/7/11

posted 3 Nov 2020 23:45, edited 3 Nov 2020 23:45
Saw Mogul Mowgli the new Riz Ahmed film. He's brilliant in it. The films itself isn't incredible but definitely worth a watch.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2X_H0eYlhVM&feature;=emb_title
TROYBOY
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948 posts since 28/2/12

11 Nov 2020 02:07
illmurray wrote: I've seen only quite average reviews for Sofia Coppola's new film On The Rocks (not to be confused with Rocks) but I thought it was class. It's not thrilling, but not trying to be. It's really well acted (Bill Murray and Rashida Jones are both excellent), funny, reflective, and tightly written - only about 90 minutes. I can't quite understand the negativity. After her last film, The Beguiled, Coppola is smashing it atm.

+1 for On the rocks