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Old 12-04-2022, 12:35 PM   #24281 (permalink)
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1917

I don't think I've been this affected by a war film since Saving Private Ryan/Band of Brothers Season 1.

I mean, the Netflix All Quiet on the Western Front had some insane set pieces and acting but 1917 was just balls to the wall suspense and perfection. I don't think you could ask more from an action/suspense film. It reminded me of the border crossing in Sicario but for two whole hours. Brilliant cinematography by the GOAT Roger Deakins and a score that complimented the film well. I usually don't like when the music tells me when I should start feeling emotional but Mendes figured out a way to get me their first so the music accentuated the moment real well.

I was floored by it really. Amazing movie.
I still gotta see that.

My two recent watches:



A decent watch, Elliot as per usual is great but the plot is a little hamstrung and the bigfoot was disappointing - if not a little gross.



Now this was great. A complete mind bender. Similar in concept to some of the more trippy Twilight Zone episodes. You don't know what to believe, you don't know what's real, don't know who to trust. If you've got Amazon Prime, you can watch it for free.
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Now this was great. A complete mind bender. Similar in concept to some of the more trippy Twilight Zone episodes. You don't know what to believe, you don't know what's real, don't know who to trust. If you've got Amazon Prime, you can watch it for free.
I think I read that the dialogue for that film was written as the movie was being filmed.
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Old 12-04-2022, 01:27 PM   #24283 (permalink)
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I think I read that the dialogue for that film was written as the movie was being filmed.
Really? I believe it. From the beginning, it really all feels natural. Like you're there at the dinner party with them.
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The movie Green Book is on Amazon Prime; has it been discussed already?

Like a lot of "based on a true story" movies it's not full of plot twists or surprises, but it is good at recreating a slice of 60s America.



If you watch it you may wonder like me, "Why have I never heard of the Don Shirley Trio before?" This striking song pops up when you search youtube, but I found most of Don Shirley's other music a little too well-behaved, a little too cerebral:-

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Green Book was fine. I didn't find it terribly exciting and can't remember any lasting impressions, but I did enjoy it. No Birdman, though (my favourite best picture winner going back).

I saw Barbarian and didn't really like it. The start was good, but it's like it opts for a much stupider and less scary story than it could've been.

Smile was also kinda stupid, but rather more fun, I thought
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The best part of Green Book was watching Viggo scarf down food the whole length of the film.
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The best part of Green Book was watching Viggo scarf down food the whole length of the film.
Back in the 60s no man would dream of counting calories

Another good thing about this kind of visiting of the racist past is the way you can enjoy feeling outraged throughout, asking yourself "How could people have behaved like that? I would've been different." The risk, of course, is that you get repetitive strain injury from 2 hours of patting yourself on the back.
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Just saw Unbreakable. It's just of those movies I weirdly have not seen. Splice was okay and I figured if I watch Unbreakable, I can see Glass from 2019 next.

So Unbreakable being so well known, I already knew the story beforehand. The movie was okay, I guess, though not terribly entertaining. Let's say 6/10 for me.

I have to say the movie is pretty dour and takes itself very seriously for the subject matter. I've noticed this in some older movies, especially from the 90s and into the 00s. The Prohecy, where Christopher Walken plays the angel Gabriel and he's perching on the back of chairs like a god damned bird, is a good example of this.

Kinda cheesy, really.
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I saw Unbreakable in the theater and really liked it. Then, several years later, I moved to Philadelphia and liked it even more because of all the great choices in locations here—especially those damn Manayunk steps! I've always appreciated how Hitchcockian it was for a superhero movie, and how nerdy as well. I also have never thought of it as taking itself very seriously. It has a decent amount of humor in it, including the way it ends.
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