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Old 08-01-2018, 04:29 PM   #21861 (permalink)
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Seems like a schmaltz fest just from the description.

Drugstore Cowboy is a phenomenal Van Sant film if you haven't seen that. Looking at his filmography, Good Will Hunting is decent I guess.
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Old 08-01-2018, 04:31 PM   #21862 (permalink)
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Seems like a schmaltz fest just from the description.

Drugstore Cowboy is a phenomenal Van Sant film if you haven't seen that. Looking at his filmography, Good Will Hunting is decent I guess.
I tend to not even read the synopsis on the back of a movie. I skim it at best, since I like to just go by "intuition" and hope for something interesting. Pretty damn bad choice I made with this one.

You have no idea how accurate your assumptions about this movie are: epic schmaltz overload.

Haven't watched Drugstore Cowboy, so maybe he'll get that one chance. Seems he's been losing his way over the years.
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Old 08-01-2018, 07:14 PM   #21863 (permalink)
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I just watched Irreversible and I guess it was okay. Kinda whatever and the violence is over hyped. This New French Extremity movement needs to redeem itself after watching this and Martyrs and Calvaire. Pretty lackluster.
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Old 08-01-2018, 10:03 PM   #21864 (permalink)
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I just watched Irreversible and I guess it was okay. Kinda whatever and the violence is over hyped. This New French Extremity movement needs to redeem itself after watching this and Martyrs and Calvaire. Pretty lackluster.
Irreversible is overrated as all hell but Martyrs is amazing, what didn’t you like about it?

Also **** that Donkey Kong gif Ori posted mystifies me every time I open this thread now. What a weird ass tv show lol
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Irreversible had a creative idea going for it, but I just didn't think it was that good in practice. Another movie from the same director, Enter The Void, was a lot more interesting to watch for me, but still wouldn't exactly say that I outright liked it.
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Over hyped? Couldn't disagree more. Those are two of the most violent, brutal, and viscous scenes I've ever watched.
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Over hyped? Couldn't disagree more. Those are two of the most violent, brutal, and viscous scenes I've ever watched.
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Just watched Akira Kurosawa's 1991 movie, Rhapsody in August.


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"These images and the dialogue about the bomb are counterpointed by the daily lives of the grandchildren, who are rather one-dimensional, chattering creatures, used to show how the younger generation does not much remember or care about the great events of the years before they were born. Gere, as the nephew, is more attentive, and eventually he offers his apologies for the death of his uncle, and the old woman forgives him.

This sequence in particular was criticized at Cannes, where one journalist cried out at a press conference, "Why was the bomb dropped in the first place?" and when the film played at the Tokyo Film Festival, critics of Japanese militarism said Kurosawa had ignored the historical facts leading up to the bomb. Kurosawa's response was simple: He wanted his film to say that war was between governments, not people. The use of a Japanese-American character was deliberate."



It's a good movie, but also more humorous than you might think, given the subject matter. I liked how we basically see everything from the perspective of the four kids visiting their old aunt for the summer. The way in which the adults relate to the events of the movie are seen through the lens of the kids and while the adults understand more fully what is going on, it seems the kids are the only ones who, along with their old aunt, really understand what is most important.

All sort of vague, but I don't want to spoil what the movie is about.
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Over hyped? Couldn't disagree more. Those are two of the most violent, brutal, and viscous scenes I've ever watched.
well, I didn't say they weren't, just not as much as people are making them out to be.

Enter the Void is cool but kind of a chore. My thing with all these movies is that I personally don't think they had much going for them substance wise. I liked Martyrs but it was also a case of being blown out of proportion. That's honestly probably my main gripe, because then I go into these movies with pretty high expectations and they end up not delivering the extent that I was led to believe. Martyrs is definitely way better than Irreversible though, though the latter has a better head bashing. Take away those scenes and it's a whole lotta nothing. Martyrs at least had more great moments of cinematic horror. I'm also just not hardcore enough to connect with the message. I don't dislike any of them but I don't fell there's enough to cling to.
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