General Discussion: Last film you saw?


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Rez
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8732 posts since 5/4/09

posted 16 Jan 2021 23:43, edited 16 Jan 2021 23:43
Lynn + Lucy worth a watch, shame it's not on iPlayer anymore but on BFI player. Worth seeking out if you like your Shane Meadows kitchen sink stuff.

Really enjoyed His House too, great horror genre fair and properly original.

The Assistant was awful, the one scene with Tom from Succession was alright but moved at such a glacial pace (and I love a boring, slow movie, but watching this made me never ever want to go to an office again).

Also really didn't like Tenet, everything bad about Nolan with none of the redeeming parts. Like a Bond movie, but with a sci fi twist that somehow makes it more boring?!

Rewatched inception afterwards, and it made tenet seem even worse. inception spends a whole hour nailing the rules and the world (even if it's a bit dry) so the rest of the film plays out coherently.

If you like that, I'd recommend Paprika, which does dreams whilst being much more imaginative about the subconscious. Guess that's easier with animation though.
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952 posts since 26/11/07

16 Jan 2021 23:50
Marky Mark being an electrician but telling the company man and tool pusher his thoughts on an unstable well was totally believable.
Rez
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8732 posts since 5/4/09

17 Jan 2021 00:06
bungleski wrote:
Dreep wrote: Synchronic (2019) - 7/10 - Love anything sci-fi/time travel and I couldn't really fault it, just could have been better. Anthony Mackie giving a better performance than Altered Carbon for sure.

Also have a soft spot for a time travel film, not seen this one before.

Recently re-watched Twelve Monkeys, forgot how much I like this film, Brad and Bruce deliver some great scenes.

Another film worth a watch is Los cronocrimenes. Gets a mixed bag of reviews, but I enjoyed the concept.

Not a film but I loved the Netflix show Dark for time travel.

If I were a billionaire I'd definitely chuck a few mil at Shane Carruth to make something like Primer again…
inversesquare
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6749 posts since 7/6/08

17 Jan 2021 01:26
Dark is an absolutely incredible series, recommend it to everyone, the casting is so good as well.
FrIEND
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13672 posts since 27/11/03

17 Jan 2021 10:24
Devs also good for the time bandits
toocan
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882 posts since 7/11/07

17 Jan 2021 14:44
FrIEND wrote: Devs also good for the time bandits
This, Alex Garland from Ex Machina Directs with Ron Swanson as the main character. The soundtrack is class also
joeyjojo
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4653 posts since 24/8/06

17 Jan 2021 15:07
Yeah devs was decent but not spectacular
Rez
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8732 posts since 5/4/09

17 Jan 2021 16:29
Haven't really loved anything by Alex Garland so far…

Soundtrack was wicked for Annihilation, shame it got adapted the way it did would have liked to have seen someone try something closer to the book. Instead just a bit roadside pinic-y with a modern sci fi lens which is just a bit dull imo.
illmurray
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573 posts since 18/4/12

23 Jan 2021 17:12
Bit self promo this but I've (finally) started doing a bit of film writing, at the moment for STILES Magazine. Newest article is basically telling you why the new Shane MacGowan documentary Crock of Gold is wicked, and then a bit on two more alcohol themed films (Another Round & La Ciénaga).

They're all great films, if you've got 5 mins give it a read!

https://www.stilesmagazine.com/post/stiles-film-club-week-3
joeyjojo
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4653 posts since 24/8/06

23 Jan 2021 17:22
Rez wrote: Haven't really loved anything by Alex Garland so far…

Soundtrack was wicked for Annihilation, shame it got adapted the way it did would have liked to have seen someone try something closer to the book. Instead just a bit roadside pinic-y with a modern sci fi lens which is just a bit dull imo.

Ex Machina one of the best recent movies I’d say. The Beach ( the book ) is a stone cold classic also
MoB
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37223 posts since 31/8/04

23 Jan 2021 17:29
Try timecrimes for a twist on time travel
Fläsket
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3931 posts since 14/8/04

24 Jan 2021 02:02
illmurray wrote: Bit self promo this but I've (finally) started doing a bit of film writing, at the moment for STILES Magazine. Newest article is basically telling you why the new Shane MacGowan documentary Crock of Gold is wicked, and then a bit on two more alcohol themed films (Another Round & La Ciénaga).

They're all great films, if you've got 5 mins give it a read!

https://www.stilesmagazine.com/post/stiles-film-club-week-3
very cool Cool
morgan
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1136 posts since 22/2/11

24 Jan 2021 06:31
MoB wrote: Try timecrimes for a twist on time travel

Spanish film??
Loved it. Few years old now isn’t it?

Predestination was similar as far as I can remember. Underrated film. Bit weird considering I now have a thing about Sarah Snook in Succession.
joeyjojo
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4653 posts since 24/8/06

24 Jan 2021 08:21
Watched Palm Springs last night. Really good !
illwill
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4142 posts since 17/5/04

24 Jan 2021 09:21
The White Tiger on Netflix last night.

Illuminating critique of India's caste system but ultimately I think the message was slightly muddy.

Lead actor is outstanding and will definitely be a big crossover star.


Seventyfour
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24 Jan 2021 10:06
FrIEND wrote: the time bandits

I loved time bandits when I was a kid need to check it out again.
toin
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2085 posts since 1/4/13

posted 24 Jan 2021 11:06, edited 24 Jan 2021 11:06
Watched twelve monkeys for the first time, coincidentally a time travel movie as well.
Good performances by pitt and willis, cool story too.
Cant put my finger on it but found a lot of scenes very visually jarring, it was a specific kind of weird I didnt appreciate and felt camp and outdated. Closest thing I can imagine is blade runner but I liked that one a lot more.

3/5
TCB
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4833 posts since 5/7/11

24 Jan 2021 14:12
toin wrote: a lot of scenes very visually jarring, it was a specific kind of weird

Terry Gilliam's directorial style in a nutshell there.
Rez
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8732 posts since 5/4/09

24 Jan 2021 14:22
Toin watch Brazil next!
illmurray
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573 posts since 18/4/12

posted 25 Jan 2021 09:05, edited 25 Jan 2021 09:05
toin wrote: Watched twelve monkeys for the first time, coincidentally a time travel movie as well.
Good performances by pitt and willis, cool story too.
Cant put my finger on it but found a lot of scenes very visually jarring, it was a specific kind of weird I didnt appreciate and felt camp and outdated. Closest thing I can imagine is blade runner but I liked that one a lot more.

3/5

I'd recommend checking out the short film it's based on, La Jetée. It's definitely a divisive one, you might think it's dead pretentious (it's by a cult Paris left-bank filmmaker/essayist called Chris Marker) but I think it's a really unique thing, and has definitely aged very well.

And 2nd Brazil, check it out.

Fläsket wrote: very cool Cool

Cheers mate!