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Old 02-14-2021, 10:56 AM   #23721 (permalink)
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Finally got to see Smokey and the Bandit, like what, thirty years later? Stupid but great fun, a real feel-good movie that takes you back to the days of freewheeling truckers defying the slow, plodding, comically inept not-quite-so-long arm of the law.

Reminded me how sexy Sally Field was too! Yum!



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Old 02-14-2021, 10:57 AM   #23722 (permalink)
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Finally got to see Smokey and the Bandit, like what, thirty years later? Stupid but great fun, a real feel-good movie that takes you back to the days of freewheeling truckers defying the slow, plodding, comically inept not-quite-so-long arm of the law.

Reminded me how sexy Sally Field was too! Yum!



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Old 02-14-2021, 11:00 AM   #23723 (permalink)
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Finally got to see Saint Maud last night. One of those I definitely would have seen in a theater in 2020 if things were normal but here we are. This film wasn't quite what I expected in some ways but I still thought it was quite effective and an uncomfortable experience. The ending is one of the most unsettling I've seen in a long time. I'd generally recommend it to those that enjoy a quality slowburn horror experience that's about setting a creepy mood rather than outright scaring you.
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Old 02-16-2021, 10:27 PM   #23724 (permalink)
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The Platform was tight.

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A Snowpiercer meets Cube meets Human Centipede type beat with some of its own flavours. Even knowing the synopsis, the setting is fascinating enough to act as its own character. The screenwriter's wink that hey, maybe we're saying something about society here, breaks through the fourth wall like paper and almost becomes a character in itself too lol.

Like a lot of Netflix originals, it builds suspense really well by creating an absolutely unwinnable situation with no light that's almost cathartic when the way they get the protagonist out of the hole comes. Another Netflix original trend the movie fulfills is having a fine but underwhelming third act.

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I thought that it was impressively bleak when Goreng's cellmate tells him there are only 200 levels and he wakes up on level 203 to find that she hung herself. That limit of 200 floors was a light at the end of the tunnel that that scene really snuffed.

The ending made sense being open since that's linked to the protagonist's perspective, but I was still left wanting.
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Old 02-17-2021, 06:55 AM   #23725 (permalink)
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I also dug The Platform. Definitely a film that stuck with me, which is a rarity these days since I pretty much exclusively watch horror movies and many of them begin to bleed together when it's all that you watch

I'd watch a spiritual successor/sequel type thing for sure, I think there's more room to explore that universe
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Old 02-17-2021, 07:14 AM   #23726 (permalink)
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Finally got to see Smokey and the Bandit, like what, thirty years later? Stupid but great fun, a real feel-good movie that takes you back to the days of freewheeling truckers defying the slow, plodding, comically inept not-quite-so-long arm of the law.

Reminded me how sexy Sally Field was too! Yum!



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White Lightning was the precursor to Smokey. You can see where they reused a few scenes and refined them a bit.



Also, Jerry Reed was quite the picker:


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Old 02-28-2021, 08:35 AM   #23727 (permalink)
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Nocturnal Animals

I had high expectations because A Single Man is the greatest **** ever and they were met, mostly. Great on a visual level and very intense with excellent use of parallel storytelling. The editing was weirdly inconsistent—scene transitions were generally amazing, but there was also a lot of sloppy Marvel-esque overcutting. Comparison is a cop out but it really did feel like a mesh of A Good Man Is Hard to Find, Blue Ruin, Midsommar, and Phantom Thread (in a good way).

Excited for what Tom Ford does next. He seems to prefer adapting novels, I could see him being able to pull of Rings of Saturn or House of Leaves. With the Blue Ruin similarities, it makes me think that Ford collaborating with Jeremy Saulnier would be amazing.
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:23 AM   #23728 (permalink)
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I didn't connect with any of his work. Visually beautiful to look at but left me totally emotionally unengaged. He's an aesthete more than a dramatist methinks, which is natural being a fashion designer and all.
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Old 02-28-2021, 09:43 AM   #23729 (permalink)
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I didn't connect with any of his work. Visually beautiful to look at but left me totally emotionally unengaged. He's an aesthete more than a dramatist methinks, which is natural being a fashion designer and all.
Interesting. A big part of what I appreciate about his work is the way he handles emotional devastation. I think he's very concerned with avoiding cliche, so maybe he cut out something that's fundamental to what you look for in movies.
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Old 02-28-2021, 01:14 PM   #23730 (permalink)
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Just watched "Goon" - gloriously stupid.
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