What Film Have You Watched Today? PT 7

Home // Forums // Movies // What Film Have You Watched Today? PT 7

Viewing 15 posts - 706 through 720 (of 723 total)
Created
3 years ago
Last Reply
4 weeks ago
722
( +27 hidden )
replies
63784
views
122
users
140
123
49
  • Anonymous
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202145368

    The Beguiled 1971 and 2017. The remake was so unnecessary

    ReplyCopy URL
    Anonymous
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202145379

    Spiderman Homecoming was good. It was hilarious. Tom Holland was amazing. I LOVED the ensemble.

    It was a solid B

    ReplyCopy URL
    Eli Louth
    Participant
    Joined:
    Feb 25th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202145940

    Since Dunkirk is coming out soon, i have been watching Christopher Nolan Films and I just finished watching memento and just like most nolan films I love this movie, although it’s not my favourite Nolan film, just shows you why he is one of the best directors this generation

    ReplyCopy URL
    Anonymous
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202145942

    I am a bit nervous that reviews haven’t come out for Dunkirk yet. The embargo lifts only 3 days before it comes out.

    ReplyCopy URL
    lovelylovely
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 15th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202145944

    I am a bit nervous that reviews havnt come out for Dunkirk yet. When does the embargo lift?

    For bigger movies like this I’ve noticed reviews aren’t published until like 2-3 days before it’s released. If that’s the case here, i’d say about a week in a half.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Anonymous
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 1970
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202145992

    I am a bit nervous that reviews havnt come out for Dunkirk yet. When does the embargo lift?

    For bigger movies like this I’ve noticed reviews aren’t published until like 2-3 days before it’s released. If that’s the case here, i’d say about a week in a half.

    I looked it up and the review embargo is only three days before the movie. That makes me nervous. Oscary movies aren’t usually the type that people don’t care about spoilers so I don’t see why they would have the embargo close to the release except it being bad, and I hope that isn’t the case.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Macca
    Participant
    Joined:
    Dec 22nd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202146038

    The Anniversary (1968)

    Based on the play by Bill MacIlwraith, this film feels like a much better adaptation and performance than that of August: Osage County, of which the two are regularly compared. The Anniversary stars Bette Davis as the manipulative and vulgar Mrs Taggart who has her children and their partners gather at the family home to mourn Mr Taggart who died ten years prior. Mrs Taggart keeps a firm grip on her three sons, making them work for her an making them visit her. Davis has a field day in this character, made all the more better with Mrs Taggart’s signature eyepatch. Davis is much better in this than Streep in AOC, and is merciless in her role, making it easy to hate and admire her. Davis has immortalized the monster mother and is better than any of her counterparts (Faye Dunaway, Meryl Streep), dominating the screen, degrading and humiliating her children. Of course though, this film is too long, even at 95 minutes; the characters overstay their welcome, and while the stage version would have been as long, I doubt that it would have been as laborious.

    C+

    ReplyCopy URL
    Macca
    Participant
    Joined:
    Dec 22nd, 2015
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202146061

    Una (2016)

    Adapted from David Harrower’s play Blackbird, a former victim of underage sex confronts her childhood lover, who was at least thrice her age, as to why he left her and why he did her. Easily one of the most uncomfortable films I have ever seen, Una is brought to life by the extraordinary Rooney Mara, who stuns in this role, however complicated and destructive it is. Ben Mendelsohn isn’t creepy as one would think in his role of the sex offender who has moved on, but his facade breaks easily when confronted by Una, producing another great performance. This is a vicious film, with a no-holds-barred script, and one of the most complex chemistries between Ray and Una in movie history, and maybe it is too hard-hitting, but with this kind of topic, it suits. Tara Fitzgerald is the MVP of this film as Una’s widowed mother whom, with only a brief amount of screentime, shows how worried and distraught she is about her daughter’s mental health. But the scenes become repetitive between Mara and Mendelsohn, and while adding detail to the past helps the actors, it only provides a Band-Aid to a bullet wound for the audience.

    C+

    ReplyCopy URL
    WildforFilm
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jun 20th, 2013
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202148660

    Having been super impressed by Tom Holland in Spider-Man, I checked out what other movies he’s been in. His first film credit is The Impossible (2012). I remember seeing a trailer when this was coming out and it didn’t catch my interest. Flashback to last night when I watched the film, and I can’t believe I thought that. This film was so raw and emotional in all the best ways. I CANNOT believe how talented the cast was, especially Holland and the actors that played his little brothers. Naomi Watts deserved her nomination and I could have definitely gotten behind a win for her as well. The film was really well made and told a story that kept you on the edge of your seat along with tears wallowing in your eyes. I can’t believe it wasn’t nominated for Best Picture, ESPECIALLY after seeing a mediocre film like Argo win that year. Needless to say, I highly recommend watching it if you haven’t already. Holland is a star in the making and I’m extra excited to see what Watts does with her character in The Glass Castle later this year.

    ReplyCopy URL
    Andrew Carden
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 16th, 2016
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202155095

    A Ghost Story

    Where is Oda Mae Brown when you need her?!

    A Ghost Story, the latest picture from filmmaker David Lowery (Ain’t Them Bodies Saints, Pete’s Dragon) is a film both sensitive and standoffish. While the sadness in Casey Affleck’s performance, even as he’s covered from head to toe in a white sheet, is palpable, the proceedings are meandering and ultimately left me cold and restless.

    The film opens on C (Affleck), a recently deceased musician who, donning the white sheet, wanders out of the hospital to return home and console his mourning wife M (Rooney Mara). C observes as M goes through the grieving process and, after she moves out, finds himself watching over the house’s future inhabitants, including a single mom and her children and a group of partygoers. All along, C is working, to negligible success, to retrieve a hand-written note M tucked inside the crack of a wall before her departure.

    A Ghost Story looks and sounds phenomenal, with sumptuous cinematography by Andrew Droz Palermo and a stirring score from Daniel Hart. Their contributions and Affleck’s curiously moving turn aside, however, the proceedings are overwhelmingly lethargic and lacking the profound, spiritual feeling no doubt intended. The picture also boasts one of the most ham-fisted monologues on humanity to ever grace the screen.

    Not without its merits, A Ghost Story is a noble failure.

    C+

    OSCAR FLASHBACK: 20 Years of Streep (2016) – Florence Foster Jenkins

    ReplyCopy URL
    Andrew D
    Participant
    Joined:
    Aug 19th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202155138

    Having been super impressed by Tom Holland in Spider-Man, I checked out what other movies he’s been in. His first film credit is The Impossible (2012). I remember seeing a trailer when this was coming out and it didn’t catch my interest. Flashback to last night when I watched the film, and I can’t believe I thought that. This film was so raw and emotional in all the best ways. I CANNOT believe how talented the cast was, especially Holland and the actors that played his little brothers. Naomi Watts deserved her nomination and I could have definitely gotten behind a win for her as well. The film was really well made and told a story that kept you on the edge of your seat along with tears wallowing in your eyes. I can’t believe it wasn’t nominated for Best Picture, ESPECIALLY after seeing a mediocre film like Argo win that year. Needless to say, I highly recommend watching it if you haven’t already. Holland is a star in the making and I’m extra excited to see what Watts does with her character in The Glass Castle later this year.

    That is the best movie of 2011 imo … I love that movie i think it was Amazing from start to finish… If you want to read a similar story ( very sad) Read Wave by Sonali Deraniyagala its about the Tsunami and its devastating.

    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

    ReplyCopy URL
    Andrew D
    Participant
    Joined:
    Aug 19th, 2011
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202155139

    I watched Spiderman this weekend and freaking LOVED IT

    “So we beat on, boats against the current, borne back ceaselessly into the past.”
    ― F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

    ReplyCopy URL
    GraemeONeil
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jul 16th, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202169154

    The Dinner

    What an incredibly frustrating movie. First off, the fact that Richard Gere and Laura Linney are back in a movie together (for the 3rd time)…you want to see them actually interact with each other, but that doesn’t really happen. The dinner between Gere, Linney, Steve Coogan, and Rebecca Hall is interrupted by so many sidebar scenes that no sense of momentum can get going. Movies that seem like plays (one setting) can be tedious, but I rather would have just watched their scenes together and all the extrenuous stuff.

    Gere, Linney, and Hall have the most interesting characters, but it’s actually Coogan who gets the main showcase here, and it’s REAL annoying. Everything Gere, Linney or Hall get an interesting moment that you think is going to be expanded on…it veers off back to Coogan for (what seems like) an endless amount of time.

    The film only really jolts to life at about the 80 minute mark when there’s an extended scene of Linney, Gere, and Hall interacting. It’s dynamic acting. I wish there was more of that in this. Otherwise, this film is a collasal waste.

    Grade: C-

    ReplyCopy URL
    K-Hole
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jan 1st, 2014
    Topics:
    Posts:
    #1202169447

    Paris, Texas A three-act work of (faux) Americana, with a sentimental streak a country-mile wide, that manages to satisfy on so many cinematic levels, including great screenplay, great photography, great acting, great music, great direction, etc. I had never seen it before so that’s something and it also passed the elusive “not tedious” threshold. Did I like it? Not as much as, say, a Eugene O’Neill or Tennessee Williams story, but Sam Shepard delivers a charged up third act. Grade: A

    ReplyCopy URL
    prabhash.s
    Participant
    Joined:
    Jul 7th, 2017
    Topics:
    Posts:
Viewing 15 posts - 706 through 720 (of 723 total)
Reply To: What Film Have You Watched Today? PT 7

You can use BBCodes to format your content.
Your account can't use Advanced BBCodes, they will be stripped before saving.

Similar Topics
keithw - Sep 25, 2017
Movies
Teridax - Sep 25, 2017
Movies