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The trick is not minding that it hurts edition
What have you watched? What are you looking forward to? Oscar season is now upon us!
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I hope everyone enjoyed Muriel's Wedding for movie night. Too bad I missed it, love that movie.
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Consumed by the flame, leaving only a blackened, shriveled husk under the desert's sun
>>254710>directed by Haneke (who loves to shock the spectator but abhors objectizing women)
Source on this? Not that I don't believe you, but if it's part of a larger interview I'd like to read/watch! I've seen a few of his films but never really delved into him as a director.
(reposting in this thread bc I'm dumb and didn't realize there was a new one)
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I feel this way sporadically about Kubrick's films. Like there are those 'Eyes Wide Shut is about the evil freemasonic Rotschilds because if you zoom in this and that scene there is a freemasonic symbol in the background AND AKSHUALLY Kubrick WAS KILLED for exposing them11!!!!'
ridiculous theories but at the same time I've always had this feeling that his movies have more layers of meaning to them than what's immediately obvious after the first watch. And also there is the case of him being a notoriously perfectionist director who sometimes did 100 takes of a scene but yet he left some conspicuous continuity errors and whatnot in some of his movies. So yeah, I cannot make up my mind about his films
Sorry this was just my personal impression based on the 4 movies I've watched of him, I think he's too old to even know the term lol. Maybe he's not even doing it on purpose, but I find that unlike many other directors he really films men and women the same way>>255009
I've watched it about 10 years ago, iirc the rape scene focuses on the face of the guy forced to witness it, apart from ripping the woman's clothes beforehand it's not graphic. I was a bit uncomfortable watching it, but I think that was Kubrick's intent. Your level of comfort really is going to depend on your own personal relation with depictions of rape, but in the worst case you can skip the scene
>good medieval/monk movies
The Name of the Rose is probably the top monk movie there is
I found it a bit slow, but it's still a very uncommon depiction of a medieval russian monk>A Man for All Seasons
Very nice film on the death of Thomas More>The Northman
Mostly icelandic action>Potop
17th century so almost medieval, but great polish action (if you played the Witcher 3 one scene will seem familiar)>Aguirre, the wrath of God
Herzog movie about a conquistador venturing way too far down the Amazon>The Color of Pomegranates
VERY artistic depiction of Sayat Nova, an armenian monk and poet>Flesh and Blood
Good depiction of medieval warfare but really a bit too many rapes in it…>Braveheart
>>255060>The Name of the Rose is probably the top monk movie there is
It certainly is, it's my favorite movie. I already trust your taste, anon, hehe
Oh, I remembered I actually wanted to watch The Color of Pomegranates, and I've also had Andrei Rublev in my downloads for ages, so I'll finally watch it quite soon. Flesh and Blood, yeah, at times it looked like someone's wet dreams, especially that scene where the girl wrapped her legs around the main character and everyone was like "ohh who's raping who now??", haha, come on, what is it (if I even remember it correctly)>Potop
Oh, it's from the same director who made Ogniem i mieczem, interesting!
Thanks for the recs, anon, haven't even heard of the remaining titles (except for Braveheart, kek) so I'll definitely check them, too>>255062>such an unpleasant watch
Something about it puts me off as well, so yeah, guess I won't even try.
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Today, I watched Bad Taste from New Zealand. It's Peter Jackson's first film. I'll never understand how he got his hands on The Lord of the Rings. If you didn't know, before he did the trilogy, he was a quirky splatter comedy guy who made gross movies. Bad Taste was terrible and digusting, but Braindead is pretty funny if you're braindead.>>254177
At first, I mostly picked from the random movies on my hard drive that happened to be from different countries. I hadn't planned on watching from 30 different countries until I noticed by chance the first five movies I watched from this month were all different countries and then I just went with it. So I ended up wasting my Spain on a shitty cowboy movie and my Japan on a shitty Godzilla movie.
Honestly haven't had huge success with good movies, but I've had some.
Iphigenia from Greece is a great adaptation of a play by Euripedes and helps contextualize the play and made me understand it more.
The Lair of the White Worm from the UK was basically a better An American Werewolf in London and made me want to read the Bram Stroker novel which I hear is basically unreadable. Pretty funny, although it's mostly innuendo comedy.
By far the best is The Match Factory Girl from Finland. The pacing, acting, and writing are all slow, minimal, and depressing and it's a great drama. It's what I assume being a woman in Finland is like. Suomi nonnies can weigh in on that.
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It's about nuns not monks but have you seen
The Little Hours?
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I like Wakaliwood.
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I just watched You Can't Take It with You, which features a cat paperweight, and it made me think about how random cat appearances are in movies. Even professional cat actors (for ads) have a reputation of doing whatever they want and being much harder to direct than dogs, so they usually don't get parts in movies, which means that cat performances are often improvised. The most famous one would be the cat getting pet by the godfather in The Godfather at the start of the movie (Coppola just found it near the set), and a very notable one is in A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, where Masuka the cat got written in the script because of how cute he is
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idk if this was discussed in the last thread but has anyone seen triangle of sadness? i really enjoyed it though the politics/satire was sort of hamfisted and not so bright. But I think it was pretty good and honestly really fun to watch in a packed cinema. Though I found the drawn out vomit/shitting scenes quite unfunny and drawn out. I'm really not grossed out easily but it was really juvenile and I didn't get why everyone in the cinema were crying laughing.
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Son of the White Mare is amazing.
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I love Nope. The characters are well-rounded and their dynamic with each other as well as their growth through the story was so satisfying to watch. The story was unique, I LOVE the colors, sets and cinematography, I just enjoy watching it so much. It feels like watching a really high quality anime.
I actually haven't seen any of Peele's previous movies, but I'm glad this is the first one I saw.
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i have rewatched it multiple times. i thought "get out" was my favorite jordan peele movie but now i think it might be this. my favorite scene has to be when they're setting up the field so they can try and capture JJ on film.
there's so much symbolism, so many things to catch on a subsequent viewing, such interesting themes. it's a real treat of a movie. and also, that scene
is one of the most unsettling things i've ever seen in a movie.
I felt disappointed by it. The message about classism was hammered into the audience and I felt like the film fell apart and lost its momentum after they became shipwrecked. I was also turned off by the body humor scenes>>256415
I loved this so much!! I saw Peele's other films as well but I didn't like them as much as I did Nope, there is something unique about the atmosphere
I found it boring and not scary, the only part of the movie that had any sort of effect on me was the scene where you see the people being digested inside of the alien, and even that was more disgusting than scary.
It’s incredibly overrated like all of Jordan Peeles’ films.
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I've noticed that it's really hard to find Spanish subtitles on the usual .srt sites. Anyone know why that is? Even for movies in Spanish, I can very rarely find them. Meanwhile, nearly every movie I search for has Brazilian Portuguese subs available.
Actually not at all. There is no victim
complex whatsoever from any of the characters.
I'm with you (not American also). Get Out was okay but the rest not at all. Us was a mess, plot was plain dumb. Not scary or interesting at all. Projects he is involved in like Candyman (reboot/sequel) and Twilight Zone are just terrible/boring/sanctimonious. Maybe it's a USA thing.
I do think his films are kind of racist/have a mean streak, but I think he's allowed to express that. From my corner of the world though for sure those sentiments are/have rapidly used up all the goodwill he accrued from GET OUT. Nobody here gave a shit about Nope.
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I have a similar problem with BP films, its not like I have an issue with fantastical and sci-fi plots, rather the films for me reek of insecurity, like a coping fantasy that does not wish to acknowledge reality, I also find it utterly insane that the movies where an ‘advanced’ African kingdom:
>used spears and rhinos in warfare,>had a tribal society based on worshiping animal gods(including hanuman)>and one tribe literally chanted like fucking monkeys
is somehow seen as anti racist in this day and age, Also the only reason they were so advanced was because of a magic alien space rock
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Just saw Bones and All – decent YA film imo, got a little teary-eyed in the theater at the end. There were ~12 year old girls in the theater who were gushing over it afterwards, which surprised me kek, I guess kids don't mind blood and gore anymore (though there wasn't much gore, lots of blood, though).
Imo, Raw is a better coming-of-age cannibal story.
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Saw it yesterday, it was pretty good tbh. I know realistically Timothée Chalamet is supposed to be the big movie start but he didn't overshadow Taylor Russel at all, I found her mesmerizing and grew very attached to her character. got tricked into believing there would be a happy ending, but alas…
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I saw Tar recently and oh my got Kate really btfoed any other oscar contestant this year.
Her acting was phenomenal, through the way she spoked, the way she moved. She really told a whole other story with every muscle of her body.
After watching it, whenever I was in a suit I felt like
>omg am I literally tar??
No, I didn't miss the point of the movie, but she really radiated alpha female energy.
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went to see this today and i honestly didn’t like it. there were a few good lines and i liked when nicholas hoult’s character got btfod and proceeded to rope posthaste but overall i found it very tired and i feel like there’s been so many uncreative rich people bad movies recently. i know it’s not an a24 movie but it feels very much in that vein and at this point they’re just spitting out regurgitated shit at us with it girl stars like anya to cover up how boring it is and some retard tier social commentary to get film twitter retards and libs creaming their knickers. i want more and i’m bored, but sadly this is what i’ve come to expect and accept
I didn't feel like they were trying to be intellectual at all tbh. If they were, they failed in that I didn't notice. I don't mind rich people bad movies, they're always a good spectacle. I did really hate anya and the chef's little conversation where he compared her prostitution to his career as a professional chef. Other than that it was a fun watch.>>257435>>257507
Really looking forward to both of these, money is tight but I'd like to see them in theaters if possible.
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Been on a late 70s to early 80s NYC sleaze kick. Started with Maniac (1980) which I am completely normal about and then did The New York Ripper and The Driller Killer. I watched The Last Horror Film (1982) the other night and even though it broke the theme, I really enjoyed it. Anyone else seen it? Most of it was fairly boring when it followed Caroline Munro but was weirdly artsy for Spinell's sequences. Also any recommendations would be great.
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Maybe you would like Ms. 45
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I haven’t seen maniac or the last horror film but i’ll definitely get around to watching them soon and maybe post my thoughts on this thread. I fucking love Abel Ferrara though, I’d really recommend watching his other films, my personal favourite is The Addiction. Are you into giallo? If not I’d really recommend checking out the genre for both masterpieces and just fun sleazy moments. Also I recommend picrel for my nyc sleaze/exploitation pick.
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Watched this one on Tuesday and fuck, I loved it so much. Can't stop thinking about it. I think it's my favorite war movie now, it's so brutal and it doesn't beat around the bush at all. I watched 1917 on Monday or Thursday, and even though I really liked it as well (I liked the "one take" gimmick, it really shows the urgency imho and had some beautiful shots), it doesn't come as close to this one in gut wrenching stuff.
I now wanna see the older classic one as well, I know they do change a lot of the plot. I recommend it to all the nonas that like war movies or history.
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Watched Bullet Train. The writing could've been waaay better. And I couldn't deal with Bad Bunny's broccoli ass haircut.
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The BFI's critics poll of the greatest films of all time has been released for 2022, last one being ten years agohttps://www.bfi.org.uk/sight-and-sound/greatest-films-all-time
The 2012 one : https://www2.bfi.org.uk/films-tv-people/sightandsoundpoll2012/critics
Notable changes are Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles becoming the #1 movie after being #36 last year, 8½ finally fucking off out of the top 10, the great Cléo from 5 to 7 becoming #14 after not appearing in the poll so far, and the sudden arrival in #7 of Beau Travail, which means that for the first time ever there are female directors in the top 10 (Claire Denis and Chantal Akerman). Lynch got there too!
Since it's a poll with about 1600 participants it can't be said it's performative. During the last 10 years there has however been several pushes in all media to put more light on the works of women artists, which means that the respondents (especially if they're western) probably tried to think at least of one female director, at least to counter the bias that makes everyone unconsciously think of a movie director as male. It could also come from the fact that there are more women in the pollees, as there are more and more women among movie academics.>I heard Get Out made the top 100 which is laughable.
98% of critics liked it so it was bound to be in the top 100, especially since it's recent. I find the fact that Vertigo is #2 much more laughable
genuinely sounds like you guys just hate a black person choosing to cast black people for leads and maybe make some black-focused horror movies.
his work is not "mid" at all, he's clearly a huge fan of the horror genre and has studied the greats of the 70s and 80s. if you replaced all the people of color in his movies with white people (or asians, the "good" people of color) i'm sure you'd find a way to enjoy them more.
a hotter take is to talk about how much stanley kubrick fucking sucks and has continuously had his dick sucked for no reason other than being a white male auteur who loves torturing women and paved the way for other dipshit directors up their own asses to do the same.
Are you a black American?
It’s interesting that you’re claiming “white guilt” is the cause for appreciation here yet your defensive vitriol makes it seem like YOU have the guilt over being racist.
Anyway the people who claim Get Out has a dumb premise must have forgotten about The Stepford Wives. A book and film derided by critics yet it mirrored common fears of women new: marriage and heterosexuality. The fear of your husband only wanting a robot who does nothing but provide sex and do chores is similar in Get Out; the fear of being appropriated and gentrified by the same people who brought slaves over, now taking from your culture = literally stealing your body.
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I watched "The Call" the other day and I really enjoyed it, although the MC made a really dumbass decision just for the sake of the plot advancement. Still, it didn't detract from my enjoyment. I saw a lot of people online complaining about the ending but I didn't mind I kinda liked it, despite it being kinda of an ass pull, because I liked Young Soon and I like when the "hero" doesn't get their way.
Also, I really liked Young Sook's casual 90s bad girl aesthetic. Nostalgic.
Nothing deep, just fun "brain off" thriller
This. I like Get Out the most of his three films and think it’s the one that deserves the most praise. >>261011
Nope feels like a first draft that needed to be trimmed down. It’s overly long, with scenes that clearly could have been removed for its benefit (the snl skit bit for example). It also had no reason to be divided how it was as the divisions are entirely arbitrary. Character’s motives didn’t match the level of severity of the situation. Sure they need money to keep the business but they didn’t seem desperate enough for cash to warrant the danger of the situation. Add that to the absurdity of anyone believing their image to be real and it kind of falls apart for me. Aside from the nitpicking though my biggest issue with the movie is how Peele thinks that one horror scene makes a horror movie. Outside of the digestion sequence and maybe the chimp stuff, the movie does nothing to even try to be scary while pretending it is. It feels like Peele thinks one nasty cut short scene and some tense bits are enough and almost like he’s too good for adding actual horror into his films. But idk I’m not a film critic, those are just my feelings on it.
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Not a new/relevant movie (was released in 2019), but "Birthday" by Lee Jong-un is a great film for when you really, really need to cry. It's a fictional story of a family grieving their son who died in the real-world Sewol ferry tragedy, and it's the most honest and accurate portrayal of grief I've ever seen in any form of media. It's obviously very emotionally heavy, but I can't recommend it enough. The titular "birthday" scene near the end is so bittersweet and touching. It's beautifully shot as well. If you've ever experienced loss, you'll probably relate to the story in some way or another. And if you haven't, I think it gives you a pretty realistic view of what it feels like. Plz watch nonnas !
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the eternal daughter was so good despite nothing really happening, so interesting to see tilda swinton in a more fragile role
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Black Moon is like a moderately interesting dream that you wake up from and try to mentally construct a narrative from random, unconnected images and then forget about by lunchtime except it's 100 minutes long.
>>261074>It feels like Peele thinks one nasty cut short scene and some tense bits are enough and almost like he’s too good for adding actual horror into his films
This is precisely why critics enjoy his movies, as "normal" horror elements (gore, one killer stalking his victims
, jump scares) are mostly considered by them formulaic and boring. Critics want something a bit more complex and unexpected, which is what Peele movies offer
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Just watched Ginger Snaps 2 and I feel so bad for Brigitte. At least Ginger could find peace in death while she ends up pretty much enslaved and turned into a beast. Both endings made me cry, I wonder what the third movie will bring.
same. i thought it was really boring, or rather, anticlimactic ? i was anticipating something big and it never really happened. it was intense but in the same way hereditary was intense just without the gore i loathe that movie btw it didnt scare me at all i just kept waiting for something to happen and it never did. i was really annoyed because everyone hyped me up to think it was so terrifying and it wasnt. and im not even a horror movie fan i hate them and im easily frightened even by children movies' conflicts kek, it literally just wasnt scary.
it was so suspenseful and i felt that it didnt make up for that suspense.
now you got me thinking maybe i just don't get them because i'm not a burger or something. i enjoyed kiki palmer though always nice to see her
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I liked Hereditary a lot but I’m also a massive Colin Stetson fan so his ost helped. Sick of the mental illness horror movies though. Stan Maniac (1980)!
Multiple analogies to watching/being watched and to spectacle, parallel scenes with the same theme, parallel motivations for certain characters, color codes for certain characters, some kind of social commentary. This is what is considered horror movie-complex, we're not talking about literature-complex here>unexpected
Did you expect the first scene? Did you expect what the antagonist was? Do you think there are spoilers for the movie? Now compare it to Texas Chainsaw Massacre, whose plot can be deduced from its title>>261502>you're a fan
I absolutely am not a fan of the movie, I just enounced the obvious reasons why critics like Jordan Peele. >making a slowburn horror movie is not enough to be considered "top 100 of all time"
Yes, that's why Ari Aster isn't on the list and Peele is. I loved Midsommar and Hereditary, but they're not complex movies. They're very good looking, but they have close-ups on gorey parts (which is considered expected and cheap by critics) and everything is plainly explained in them, which is why critics enjoyed them less than Get Out
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I thought this was going to be an artsy movie but it ended up being exactly what was advertised on the poster. Plus nice Djibouti views!
i’ve been wanting to watch this for ages thanks for reminding me nonnie
. i love french female directors so much
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Watched this film pretty recently, I was pretty tired and I'll probably rewatch it some time down the line, but I really didn't get what about it makes people love it or review it so positively. Any funny/quirky scene or quotable dialogue or anything maybe stylish…all pretty much overshadowed by what there is to Not like, as far as I'm concerned on this first pass. And was this film really one of the most quoted films of the 90s?
I kinda think it's respectable that people would organize a fest about it and gather with fans/cast/crew to celebrate it if they like it so much, though. Between that and things like Dudecon (for Big Lebowski fans but as far as I read it wasn't a recurring thing) I look at more recent modern movies coming out and I don't even know what has a chance of acheiving classic status or getting fandom similar to this. I guess people do throw Mean Girls-themed parties? But in current year, that movie must be considered old so I don't know
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Just watched Another Round, was never a Madsfag but I kinda get it now, he's pretty handsome for a man in his 50s. Also I know it's the wrong thing to take from the movie but it made me want to day drink LMAO.
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Lawrence of Arabia is officially 60 years old now. It still looks amazing, happy birthday!
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Happy birthday, Lawrence of Arabia!
That's great anon, I hope you will enjoy it and thank you! >>262948
Dude was drinking like crazy since a very young age and then he spent 2 years in the desert getting that sweet sun damage, so yeah. I sill think he was very handsome at that time
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i've been watching the 90s batman movies again. i love them so much. they are so incredibly shlocky and over-the-top and pure fun. i genuinely think they're better than most capeshit movies that come out nowadays, because everyone has decided that comic books are serious now, and they have infinitely more value than any of nolan's batman movies.
These are very good and come for my taste the closest to the comics.
Batman was over the top and comic are supposed to be not completely serious.
Also it is better than the "I am family friendly but also serious" hero movies nowadays.
Also the villians are made good.
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Who asked for this, cause its almost fascinating how all these execs can't understand anything after shitting the bed so many times
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It's like that One Piece adaptation being made, you lose so much adapting this to live action
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I watch the GWAR documentary, This is GWAR. Surprisingly heartfelt piece for such a shitty campy garbage pile of a band. I always thought about how ridiculous their stage show is, but never thought about how hard it is to put on. That band had some really talented people, but I don't think as musicians. It was cute to see how nerdy everyone was, like the leader singer Dave Brockie/Oderus working on his DnD campaign notes on the way to a concert. I was also surprised but happy that the few female band members got along well with everyone and didn't have any problems. A sleazy band like that, you kind of figure there was weird sex stuff. There was clearly more drug stuff than really shown. The lead singer did die from a heroin overdose after all.
I like documentaries about bands. Doesn't matter if you like the band, they're always interesting.
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have been going to the cinema pretty frequently for the last couple of months, today i had a hard time choosing what i wanted to go to because there were a lot of good options but i chose this because 1)there’s not going to be anymore screenings 2)eva green. idk if i’ll regret not going to a better film but i like going into things blind. hope it’s entertaining at least
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agreed lol. but they're more for chatting than actual serious watching. i don't card for barbie and romcoms but they're great for social watching.
personally i mike old classic cinema but when i want to watch shit liek picrel (my fave) i'll do it alone, not to shoot the shit with ppl
Both this and Grand Budapest Hotel have the same producers and distributor so legality isn't going to be an issue
Of note however is that the main inspiration behind the filming of that movie was very probably Knives Out (murder mystery with a collected male detective and bumbling younger assistant), whose sequel is going to be released later this year, so instead of a Grand Budapest Hotel ripoff it's more a Knives Out-but-made-to-look-like-GBH situation
Maybe both movies will end up here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Twin_films
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Saw Avatar yesterday and it was meh. The effects were nice but the story basically the same as before, only with annoying teen boys. Also, every other shot there was a naked female Navi ass, sometimes literally naked female Navi child ass while male asses were really rare, even in fight scenes they usually avoided showing them. Felt gross to me. Especially the constant male-gazey slowly panning body shots to minor-adjacent female characters swimming and so on. Very pedo coomer pandering, I get it's supposed to be another race where being naked is okay but then why are you mostly showing and slowly panning cameras over the female (often underage-looking) characters? It's just sus to me.
Overall female characters were all pushed aside as secondary cast, MC's wife was an emotional irrational screaming mess the whole time and although there was an interesting teen girl character that literally had magic powers and was mysteriously born out of a dead person, but the story didn't focus on her at all, instead focusing on the most annoying uninteresting teen boy who ruined everything for everyone acting reckless. He was literally the worst character yet got the most focus. The Sulley men were main cast who had their own arcs while all the girls were supporting cast and had no character growth at all. The witch one had some storyline that they didn't bother completing.
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behind the scenes pics from "Ivan the Terrible" by Soviet filmmaking legend Sergei Eisenstein
My dad just showed me the classic battle on the ice sequence from "Alexander Nevsky". Absolutely beautiful, the costumes are fucking awesome (I like the one guy swinging the pole around and then asking for vodka LOL). And I fucking despise George Lucas for plagiarizing it.
And speaking of the New Hollywood gang, I'm in the middle of watching a documentary about "Jaws" from the 2000's. I loved learning about the special effects, the man who did the voiceover for the ad, the illustrator who did the poster, etc. It's great watching a film crew struggle for months on their own on boats. I love that. But my GOD it's the biggest fucking circlejerk. It's ALL guys (some hack directors, too, some of whom are now outed as sexual predators btw) going "ohmygod Spielberg please fuck me". Pisses me off to no end.
Also samefagging but I want Lawrence of Arabianon to know that my dad has the movie on laserdisc
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As expected, the fanart is disgusting. This character is a 14 year old girl. I checked reddit and everyone is sexualising the young female characters. They knew what they were doing by showing her ass constantly.
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I watch womb today, that one matt smith film where he was his own father's clone and had sex with his mom/carrier
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Eisenstein is such a pioneering filmmaker that a lot of his iconic scenes got referenced or pliagairised. The Odessa steps sequence in Potemkin is pribably the post referenced scen in cinematuc history, i've seen nods to it in Hong Kong action flicks kek.
I highly recommend checking out Ivan the Terrible if you enjoyed Nevsky, it's not as battle oriented but has a much better script and incredible visuals.
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Miracle on 34th street is the most Christmas movie you can find
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I finally watched Glass Onion. It was so good! And I love how there's never any romance plot between Benoit Blanc and the main character but I'm so confused as to why Miles never really questioned Andi knowing that he killed her. He said that he didn't expect to see her in the beginning but that was about it. It's like he never tried to corner her or anything. I don't really get it, unless he knew it had to be Helen
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In other news about reboots we absolutely don't need, I'm cynical and won't be surprised if they turn Hermoine's character into a sassy trans kid
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idk if anyone here was in the bunker threads last night when i offered to make a playlist of east asian films available w/ eng subs on youtube, but i've just compiled some for my fellow film nonnas to watch. I originally wanted to make it a youtube playlist, but decided to do it in google docs instead so i could include a short description of each film. It's mostly japanese films for now, but i plan on updating it whenever i find something new. also, for the anon who wanted me to put kamikaze girls on it, i found it for you! i hope you enjoy. if there's anything i should add or any special requests, please let me know. here's the link:https://docs.google.com/document/d/1lBTFxFqR-R7EdqDmdSTCNqq29PAWj5jEGWg9KRgsQUc/edit?usp=sharing
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Using this post to roll and pic my movie tonight:
2: La loba
5: The Doom Generation
6: Mas negro que la noche
7: District 13
8: Suicide Club
9: Orbita 9
0: Cambio de sexo
I finally saw the movie and yeah, it is that bad kek. I couldn't spot any male na'vi ass but the female characters (mainly neytiri and the teenager) had their asses on the screen all the time.
The characters could have been interesting but they chose to focus on the ugly ass insecure teen boy and the weird father/son theme that went pretty much nowhere. The female characters (Neytiri, Kiri, the water clan chief and the "soul sister" thing, the daughter of the chief) all had a nice concepts but they were shown way too little and were supporting cast for the lame male teens.
Also the acting of some of the cast was BAD. Awkward delivery of the lines, bro this and bro that, zoomer way of speaking?? Weird jokes, annoying ass accents in some of the human characters… idk with all the money involved I expected better acting.
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Just watched Glass Onion, it was okay. I thought the beginning was cringe, I started having fun once they get to the island but the ending with the glass-smashing/everything in the last 10 minutes was retarded
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I watched this movie and I have to say, I really did not liked it.
Probably because I am a cultural idiot who can't appreciate art.
The Main character was unlikeable and how she acted was weird for me. I know it is based on the autor and her story, but many problems felt so selfmade.
As I said maybe It is only me.
One good thing was there, the grandma was really cool.
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Watched Puss in boots the last wish and it was very good. You don't have to watch the first puss in boots movie, you don't even need to have watched any of the shrek movies. It was very visually pleasing to watch and also had great characters and a good story.
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Only saw the trailer, this sick as fuck wolf makes me really want to watch it
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the wolf is one of the best characters Dreamworks has created. I really recommend you watch it. The movie is very colorful and has this painted brush look (spoiled pic related just to be save because im not sure if it appears in the trailer but this is one of the more darker stills)
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This movie is so cute, I need more robot boyfriend stories with happy endings.
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One of my new years resolutions that I've carried over from the last months of last year when I happened to watch picrel with no prior expectations at all and something clicked, is to watch all of Quentin Tarantino's directorial work, and all the films he has writing/story credit on. Some real B- and C-sides have been viewed, because of this expanded criteria of mine… Four Rooms was a goofy and appropriate NYE movie, 10/10 would watch on NYE again. Some of these early works are repugnantly scrotey. I've mostly gone in chronological film release order. Still managing variable levels of fun despite this, nonas. If you would look at a film like picrel and raise an eyebrow Well consider, for one thing, that I have ryonafag tendencies for males suffering and dying on screen. Not something that he helmed afaik, but I've also watched that short that stars Jennifer Aniston, Penn & Teller and him that the player makes in the Steven Spielberg's Director's Chair 1996 simulation game for PC (that's pretty easy to track down on yt in like 240p quality). It's stupid and silly. I heard (podcast episode around the time his book Cinema Speculation dropped) that Tarantino has written a standard-length miniseries already and is probably going to start trying to get it made in 2023, so that's as good a reason as any for me to complete this filmography I only had a couple of (major) gaps in, anyway.
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i'm rewatching The Great Happiness Space: Tale of an Osaka Love Thief right now. It's really interesting, even on the 2nd watch. I had some base knowledge of host clubs prior to watching it, but had never really acknowledged the psychological complexities of that industry. on one hand, i can understand how this would be appealing to lonely women who just want to be treated with respect by an attractive guy. on the other hand, it's confusing to me why a woman would spend so much money, time, and energy on a man who probably wouldn't care about her at all if she weren't giving him exorbitant amounts of money and gifts. that behavior is typically seen in males, so it's interesting to see the reverse of it, i guess. anyways, it's on youtube with english subs for anyone who wants to check it out, i'd recommend it if you're into learning about subcultures.
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it has drama, but you might like I'm Your Man (2021) if you like robot boyfriend stuff
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I just saw Guillermo del Toro’s Pinocchio. The animation was fantastic except I wasn’t into the way the human characters looked. It felt similar to Wes Anderson, whereas I think he should have gone for something more Burtonesque, but I guess it was to differentiate the human characters from Pinocchio. That’s nit-picking though, I loved the over-all look of it. The story however was super lame, as with the rest of his films. It felt preachy in a zeitgeisty way and like he couldn’t decide on his target group. The film is not entertaining enough for children, and if you’re an adult you’ve probably seen it a 1000 times before with better execution. There were some interesting subversive stuff to the original story that were unfortunately also poorly executed imo. All in all very boring but pretty looking movie.
Honestly same. I felt like the story tries too hard to be preachy and serious and while that's also the original point of Pinocchio, it was meant to be a lesson for children (and enjoyable for adults too) hidden under a darkish story and fantasy imagery. The cricket character was kind of unbearable to me, he's supposed to be a narrator who guides you through the story and explains the moral in a poetic way, but he just felt flat to me and very absent overall. I don't necessarily like how it strays from the original story by adding sad angsty backstory, but I like some of the characters he added like the spirit/angel sisters. I hate that he got rid of other interesting characters like the fox, the cat and the circus leader and fused them into the Volpe guy. I think the charm of the original story was Pinocchio meeting a lot of different characters and getting into trouble to learn different lessons, but the characters in this movie are a few and they're mostly unlikable (imo) and they keep coming back over and over and then they fuck off.
Idk I don't get why everyone praises it for how deep and wholesome it is when it's really just mediocre. The animation is nice but the human characters were uncanny to me too. I did not like the anti-war anti-fascism moments, I don't really need this movie to tell me so clearly "war bad fascism bad". We know war and fascism are bad, if you want to make an anti-war message at least do it a little more cleverly.
Sorry to say, but the monster reveal
is considered the most hated part, nonna. That's where almost everyone thinks the movie stops being as interesting or loses steam. By that part of the movie, the message about the monster being the movie industry and audiences is either obvious or not obvious enough to the viewer. It looking like a projector that can shift forms was a let down because people wanted a scarier alien design.
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Your dad is a highly cultured gentleman and I wish him very well
I miss my movie husband despite the fact he was basically made of long sticks. I found a dead robin redbreast on my way to work and I think I'm going to use his body in a ritual to revive my stick husband
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Well, not all modern movies are terrible but they can't even be compared to the good movies of the past. It's way easier to find kinos from the 60s than to find them in the last decade. You can't even compare shooting on film and shooting on digital. Digital will NEVER look as good as film.
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Exactly! (I'm the "modern movies suck" retard btw.) There's something so warm about old movies now, and I sure didn't used to think this way. I've been watching movies from the 70's that seem to have low ratings on IMDB (lol Ikr), and they're so much more thought-provoking, and artistic, and just… soulful
. Modern movies have no soul. Picrel, I watched "Puzzle of a Downfall Child" and it's about a fashion model recounting her career to a friend/former work colleague, and you start to realize how unreliable a narrator she is, because she's reliving childhood trauma that affected her deeply. It's really fucking good, Faye Dunaway plays her character very well, and the supporting cast is great.
I don't even like Hitchcock, I just posted the picture as an example of film aesthetics, digital looks flat and lifeless and the colors are almost always washed out, it just looks like shit.>The same will happen to many movies released in the 2020s.
Lmao no it won't. The only people who will do it will be retarded zoomers who will remember Euphoria as peak tv arthouse.
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I wanted to see it cause of the stop motion animation which was a pleasure to behold imo. I prefer practical effects and think del Toro's movies have some nice handcraft in them, it's just a shame they're such mediocre movies.
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i just watched it yesterday. It feels like he tried to make something very different from the original Pinnocho to avoid comparisons to the Disney movie. For me, it feels like he just took the bare ideas of Pinnochio we all know(he's a wooden boy, turns ''real'', meets new characters) and its methapors and made something more unique that has almost nothing to do with the original story, for example the fact that he doesnt change in personality from the start of the film to the end despite several people trying to mold him to his preferences while on the original he grows until he becomes ''a real boy''. I feel it's more about acceptance and ''bee yourself'' rather than learning from your mistakes and growing as a person like on the original. But i havent watched it in decades so maybe i am just wrong.
Anyways Puss in Boots 2 was fantastic, havent laughed so hard in a while, and it was also surprisingly mature for a modern children's film. Looking forward to the new artistic direction Dreamworks is taking.
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I watched Jojo Rabbit over the weekend. I had been meaning to watch it ever since it came out and just never got to it. I thought it was such a sweet movie despite the subject matter and the characters were all very human. Made me laugh a lot and cry, which is my favorite type of movie. Sam Rockwell as a gay nazi was kind of hot. I think it was his fatherly aura and how he was always looking out for Jojo.
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Just saw Puss in Boots 2 and it was really good. The wolf was sick as fuck and the movie had a really strong art direction and a good soundtrack. It was surprisingly artsy. The battles reminded me a bit of Kungfu Panda with the sudden color flashes and comic-book stylisation. It felt satisfying to watch.
It also had blood and bleeped swearing which I didn't expect. Female characters were well written, the jokes were funny, there was an actually wholesome not-annoying relief sidekick.
Wouldn't guess a sequel to a bad spinoff would be so good.
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I watched Prey (2022).
I've only seen some parts of the original Predator, which bored me since the theme appears to be macho dudes vs even more macho dude alien.
In this version though, the main character is a female native american and she prevails because of non-macho traits like caution, herbal knowledge and planning while the macho dudes who don't think get slaughtered. I enjoyed it. Handsome shirtless guys too too bad the brother died, but at least the dog survived.
Watched it recently, I liked it but I found there was a bit too much of that 2010s american humor (like Hitler eating a unicorn)>>268237
It's funny because in the first Predator, macho Arnold Schwarzenegger also wins thanks to caution and planning lol
Glad you enjoyed it and yeah the female character were all well written. >>268228
I really hope they will keep this art style if they do make a shrek 5>>268423
Have a fun time with your bf nonnie
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The Golden Globes took place some days ago! Here are all winners and nominees:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/80th_Golden_Globe_Awards#Winners_and_nominees
Most rewarded/nominated movies were:>The Banshees of Inisherin>Everything Everywhere All at Once>Babylon>The Fabelmans
Of note: Del Toro's Pinocchio beat Puss in Boots for best animated movie, Wakanda Forever somehow got a globe (for Angela Bassett as best supporting actress) and most expensive ever indian movie RRR got a globe for best original song
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any french new wave/nouvelle vague enjoyers here? if so, who's your favorite director and what's your favorite film from the movement? favorite actors?
i'm really basic so my favorite director atm is agnes varda although i was introduced to the genre through godard. my favorite film by her is "le bonheur", it was so poignantly horrific (and rage inducing) in my opinion due to the glaring contrasts. it's absolutely genius and so marking. as for actors really like belmondo's sense of comedic timing and cadence, it was so strange to see him in a different time, genre and character in "leon morin, priest" i know it's unrelated to new wave but it just goes to show his flexibility.
The Banshees of Inisherin was dumb and overestimated.
People just think it's deep because of the exaggerated accents
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Babylon was terrible. Margot Robbie looked a mess, the costumes were all over the place, it did NOT look like the 20s at all, especially Robbie's outfits. Her character is horrible, she's supposed to be a FrEE SpIriTEd CrAZy WhORe who's been given very interesting memorable lines such as talking about stuffind her pussy with cocaine and proclaiming how fuckable she finds Brad Pitt in front of his boring uptight wife. Wow such a great female character.
There's also no plot, it's just about how hollywood is so cool and how movies are more important than real life because it makes us plebians feel less lonely and also it makes actor and directors immortal. Picrel outfit was also… A choice.
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yeah i hate this stupid fucking movie. can't believe i was memed into watching it. feminist my ass. this movie was made by a penis for the penis, there's absolutely nothing feminist about it at all though i haven't read where this originates from. don't care how beautiful it looks it's awful torture porn.
do not recommend i'm so disappointed but i should have looked into it more so my fault i guess
anon me too!!!!! im so sick of people recommending this film as a beautiful art piece. i was also memed into watching it and i had to turn it off after a certain point, it became too much.
i said the same thing before itt about moids who say they love perfect blue, and imo belladonna of sadness is even worse than perfect blue in terms of the horrific stuff the main character is put through. any men saying these are their favourite films need to be put on a list
im not at all saying you cant have graphic sexual content or scenes of SA in a film, but i think after a certain point it becomes torture porn, as you say. there is no reason that men should feel comfortable watching these films and putting them on their shitty kino tierlists.
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so thoughts on this years noms? i had no idea they have like 10 titles for best picture now. guess they're super desperate for viewership.
i really need to see tar soon.
whos hosting it this year anyway?
I'm surprised it took this long for someone to being up M3GAN…anyway I watched it shortly after it came out in theaters and I really liked it. I went in expecting it to be goofy and it didn't disappoint. Aside from that it also had some poignant commentary on technology raising kids instead of their parents, which I wasn't expecting.>>271300
It depends on whether you want a serious horror movie or if you're okay with a movie that's more comedy than horror. Like I said I ending up really liking it, but I also went in expecting campy fun (which it was) after seeing the trailer and finding out that it was written by the screenwriter who wrote Malignant. If you've seen Malignant and liked it you'd probably like M3GAN.
M3GAN's really good. If you like movies that combine trashy entertainment (spoopy doll kills ppl) with genuine depth (parents rely on tech to babysit their kids, the general wretchedness of many apps and toys targeted at children) you'll love this.
The stepmom, the kid, and M3GAN are all pretty decently written female characters.
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My god this came from some no name indie director? This is choke full of long takes that showcase Cate Blanchett's talent. This is probably the most high brow movie I ever watched, they just don't stop dropping the classical music references, all of them flew right over my head, and it didn't feel pompous! It felt natural! It felt so natural I was surprised to learn Lydia Tár is in fact a fictitious composer. I came out of the movie theater stumbling, best movie of 2022 by far>>271533
Tár should win it, but there's no way that a movie which makes a Leon Goossens joke wins a price that's supposed to cater to everyone. I think EEAaO is going to win it, it's popular and of very decent quality, plus it has diversity points. I'm glad Ana de Armas got nominated for best actress, but there's no way she wins it (as it would reward the movie Blonde)
i take such issue with the premise, the music industry is full of abusive
moids but they chose to make the abuser a woman
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Watched Beautiful Boy starring Timothee Chalamet and Steve Carell. It was a decent movie. Based on a true story about a father desperately trying to understand his son's meth addiction and save him from it. I'm a recovering H addict and found it to be a pretty accurate depiction of the struggles of not just the addict, but of their loved ones. I think it'd be a good choice to show a teen to scare them away from drugs. Much more relatable than the melodrama of other addiction films like Requiem For A Dream.
Possibly controversial opinion: I don't really like Timothee Chalamet. He is a decent actor but I can't stand his face. Sorry
Anyway, it's on Amazon if you want to check it out.
Only role I liked him in tbh. Perfect skelly body for it.>>271665
Timofy and Zendya are both crap actors otherwise. Always the same acting in every blockbuster movie.
Just came from the theater for this, Cate definitely deserves best actress–it's not even a contest.
Also, fuck cancel culture and FUCK men. Lydia did nothing wrong.
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I watched beyond the black rainbow, imo it was pretty shit. Mediocre style over nonexistent substance, nothing creative or interesting in the premise or execution. Obviously there's some hidden meaning to the director but that doesn't translate to it being a meaningful film.>>270979
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anyone know where to watch this in full? i found a link on a rarefilm website but it's through nitroflare so obviously it says the "owner disabled free downloads" wtf? i'm not paying for your scam website. i can't even find it for streaming, there's some upload on archive.org but it's only about 20 minutes long so i'll miss ~30 minutes if it's even the correct one since the date says 1980 when this was released in 1971.
i'm beyond frustrated so i'm hoping i just don't have the right resources and i'm retarded because i can't figure out where to watch this at all
I love this movie because a bunch of stupid dork men misunderstood the ending and thought their precious hobby was being insulted. No, idiot. Her position at the end of the film is objectively worse than her position at the beginning of the film, to put it in a way that avoids spoilers.>>271693
wtf anon she was a pretentious fake and an opportunistic liar, and she definitely abused those women.
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this movie made me so incredibly uncomfortable and i now know with 100% certainty I will be offing myself if a nuclear bomb is ever dropped which may be sooner then later
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I did enjoy it, I thought Cate Blanchet was magnificient, but being honest I just didn't buy into the serial groomer / rapist lesbian conductor storyline
. I'm guessing it's some sort of cheap trick from the diretor to make us doubt the accusation ? I did enjoy the psychological horror parts, the ghostly figures haunting her appartment, her past creeping up on her, etc.
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I don't care about awards anymore tbh. Awards are not about rewarding a film for being outstanding, it's about what the current sociopolitical trend is or if a movie's producer is buddies with a member of the HFPA
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Other great depressing movies about nuclear war are When the wind blows, Fail safe, The day after and Barefoot GenThe realistic consequences of nuclear war are however greatly exaggerated in Threads, as global warming has made the eventuality of a nuclear winter much less likely
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Thanks for the recommendations nonnie
! A few of these I've wanted to watch for a while but forgot about them. I think my favorite nuclear war movie is dr. Strangelove. Major Kong riding the bomb into oblivion is one of my favorite movie scenes of all time
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I miss Lawrenceanon.
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Saw this again recently after watching The Fabelmans… Spielberg put waaay more elements of his personal life in the movie than I first thought>>273072
Excellent cinematography and the best adaptation of Dune so far meant that yeah Dune 2021 deserved all of its awards and nominations. Do you really think movie critics are mostly under-30 SJWs? It's still very much a field dominated by old white scrotes
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I watched Dear Lemon Lima again recently, it has such a cosy nostalgic vibe that really gets my little heart
Thanks for the interview!
If the story in the Fabelmans about his great uncle telling him that art and family will tear each other apart is true, it definitely had an influence on Close encounters: the father and other characters in the movie have visions caused by the aliens, but all of these visions are expressed by art (music, sculpture, drawings, paintings), and cause them to leave their family. In the Fabelmans and IRL Spielberg's mom was the artist of the family and left her husband to go live with someone that understood her better, like the father in Close encounters does
. There's also a toy train crash, which was one of the most impressive events in Spielberg's life (it was the first thing he filmed)
One interesting fact is that despite filming many movies Spielberg wrote very few of them (Close encounters, Poltergeist, A.I. Artificial Intelligence) and in all of them the plot is about a child being separated from their parents, meaning his abandonment issues are indeed massive
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I finally watched It Follows, and it was pretty meh. It had an interesting idea and some spooky scenes, but mostly it was annoying, really. I read some reviews and discussions on why people are so impressed with this movie, and mostly people just praised the atmosphere- which I agree was done very well, and even though the vintage aesthetic with synth background music feels cliched now, it was probably unique in 2014. But a movie needs a lot more than a spooky atmosphere to be "the best horror movie of the decade". Like I said, the idea was very interesting and spooky and I thought it had real potential, until the beach confrontation happened and the pool scene in particular was where the movie took a huge shit. When watching movies it's very hard to parse between realistic irrational behaviour and lazy writing- I thought Jamie frequently running away and freaking out even when it was stupid works for "realisic irratonal", for example, but the fucking pool scene? You're being followed by a supernatural entity that can shapeshift, that you have previosuly seen walk off a gunshot to the neck, and you think you can beat it by electrocuting it in a pool? And you do it in a way that puts your friend at a high risk of being electrocuted as well? And when that doesn't work, you try to just fucking shoot it again, even though you can't even see it?? What the fuck would make the characters think this isn't a completely retarded plan? The very ending sort of redeemed it for me, byt it just made me even more irritated about the pool bullshit.
Another thing that the movie seems to get praised a lot for is subverting the "teens have sex and get killed" trope and in particular for being a feminist masterpiece because the main character is a girl and has sex or something? That praise doens't make sense to me at all. If anything, a lot of things in the movie jumped out at me as "moid director can't help himself"- picture related. A lot of people copesplain the stilettos in the beginning as some kind of an ~ironic homage~ to the 80s sex slashers and the red heels symbolizing right from the beginning that the girl got killed for having sex. But directors need to realize that when you so something ironically or as a homage, it still comes across to the audience as you simply doing it, unless you subvert it in some way. And if he really wanted the "red shoes" symbolism to stay, he could have easily subverted it- give her red sneakers, or red flats, or have her switch into better shoes when she goes back inside for her car keys. For example. The other "moid director can't help himself" theme is how often the entity takes the form of an attractive woman with her tits out. Again, people copesplain that it ~symbolises Jamie being threatened by her sexuality~ or some shit like that, which I maintain is fucking retarded and the more likely option is that the moid director just wanted hot naked women in his scary movie. Also the classic nice guy trope of girl only dating fuckboys and then realizing her true love was the scrawny childhood best friend who stuck by her side. Very subversive.
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I watched Shyamalan's new movie, it's okay. There's Jonathan Groff, Dave Bautista and Rupert Grint in it, and the plot's rather original in that indie mystery enclosed space movie way (as in Circle (2015) or The man from earth (2007)), which makes for decent enough entertainment. Still the ending's a bit flat and after the first 30 minutes you clearly see where the plot is going to go
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Aww anon. I don't sperg out that often anymore because I memorized the movie so well, it basically became part of my brain, I just can't sperg out about it like before, it's as if I was sperging about my hand or other integral part of body. I wish I could see it again on the big screen tho, but I'll probably never get the chance. I still love to see/read first time reactions to LoA. Still waiting for some new ones on YT, there's only a few, and only like 3 with elaborated commentary, where I can feel the movie truly moved something in the viewer (well, 3 is still a lot given the overall number of those reactions. We had the 60th anniversary so I was hoping for more to appear). Three of my coworkers saw the movie and their comment was basically "Yeah it was nice". It fills me with dread and sadness. Still waiting for one lady to see it, she's a sensitive bookworm in her 40s, I think she will reflect more on the film. I'm still not able to fill the hole LoA left in my heart, I will never be more moved by a movie and a historical figure, there's no greater tragedy to me than a person who could not fit with anyone, nor their own nor strangers. You can be an autistic loner or a fetishized god, feared or worshipped, in the end always dehumanized and alienated from everyone, never seen as a person. Human beings are not meant for this treatment; if they're not sociopathic, they will always end up taking drugs to cope or simply comitting a hero.
Anyway, a little movie trivia>The first time Peter O'Toole tried riding a camel, blood oozed from his jeans. "This is a very delicate Irish arse", he warned his instructor. He finally mastered his camel-riding technique by adding a layer of sponge rubber under the saddle to ease his bruised backside, a practical innovation quickly adopted by the actual Bedouin tribesmen acting as extras during the desert location filming. O'Toole was nicknamed "ab al-'Isfanjah" ("father of the sponge") by the Bedouin.
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None here can match your passion, LoAnona. Have you watched Queen of the Desert (2015) by Herzog? It got shit reviews but there's Robert Pattinson as Lawrence in it…
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I watched Pahanhautoja (guess it's called Hatching in English) where a girl finds an egg that hatches into her evil twin. It was pretty decent for a Finnish movie tbh, not the best horror movie I've seen but a lot better than some big budget American horror films. It might be because I'm not really scared by horror usually so I watch it either for the plot or the visual effects, though.
I guess I was so symphatetic towards this film because I watched it as an allegory for puberty. The girl is around 12 (I think?) and to me the references seemed obvious even if the film crew didn't bring this up in the interviews I saw. It's a really fitting metaphor that puberty turns you into an uncontrollable monster and you feel disgusting but you can't stop it from happening.
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I watched Aftersun by Charlotte Wells, the first movie about a daughter/dad relationship I recall watching and the second one where you can see a polaroid picture developing in real time (the other being The Verdict (1982) by Sydney Lumet, she learned from the bests!)
It's really just a realistic movie about a scottish 30yo dad and his 11yo daughter spending a vacation in a turkish resort in the 2000s. Now the director is scottish and was about 11yo in the 2000s so we can assume it's rather autobiographic, which means the main attraction of the movie is how normal it looks. The daughter moves and speaks awkwardly just like 11yos do, the events are rather mundane but the sometimes tense relationship between a normal dad and a normal teen gives it enough drama to make it entertaining (plus some rather unusual shots which manage to give the movie a decent rhythm). Will give you some "I wish my dad was like that" or "I remember when I was mad at my dad just like her" vibes
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Anons please recommend some movies with attractive male characters, they can be either male leads or antagonists, it doesn't matter as long as they have enough screen time. Just please not the type of moids that would belong in the unconventional attractions thread or men shilled as attractive. I mean handsome men with charisma, attractive body language, etc. I've been really depressed and have nothing to do, I need something to lift up my spirits. This is a life or death matter. Thank you.
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Marlon Brando is gorgeous in a streetcar named desire. He does play a blue colar macho man thought.
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No I haven't seen it anon, is Lawrence like a side character there, how much screen time does he have? I don't like Pattinson and I can't imagine him as Lawrence tbh, he doesn't have the presence >>274662
Ah I've seen this interview! (I think I've seen almost all LoA-related stuff on youtube). It's true he was super lucky, I was going insane while watching it at the cinema, can't imagine his experience >>276204
I didn't even post >>276194
but I second this, this anon has a supreme taste. There's no better movie that would fit the description that anon >>276172
provided. Young O'Toole is peak charisma and male beauty. Peak crazy slut too
Anons jesus christ, I can't stand the attention span of zoomer men. A have a zoomer male friend and I can't watch with him literally anything because he either goes asleep or can't follow. He claims he has ADHD but idk. I tried to show him a couple of movies but he fell asleep. I tried to show him Rick and morty and it gave him a chuckle for like two episodes and then he fell asleep. He told me he finally watched Lawrence of Arabia with his friend, and supposedly he didn't fall asleep, but he had to ask his friend ALL THE TIME what was going on, because he couldn't follow the movie. Literally what the bloody hell
Also my cute bookworm 40 year old lady coworker was finally about to watch he movie but O'Toole reminded her of the guy she lost her virginity to so much she had to pause the movie and start looking for him on facebook because she wanted to see how he looks now. She couldn't find him and got depressed and didn't watch the movie. I'm kinda jealous ngl, can't imagine a guy who would look so much like him. She told me she lost all her photos of him due to overexposed film and she can't forgive herself bc he was the most beautiful man she have seen. Damn
I'm generally really annoyed by the lack of presence of LoA in the mainstream and in the collective consciousness, it's a classic, not an underground film, so I don't get it??? Is it because it's not american? Idk.
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cillian murphy in Intermission (2003)
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Lawrence-anon I think you talked about the book with Lawrence before on here, is the book called Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorised Biography of T. E. Lawrence in English? I plan on buying it because of your talks about him but I want to make sure it's the same book you have. Thank you for being yourself as I think I wouldn't have thought to watch the film with Peter O'Toole if you hadn't talked in lengths about it. I loved it a lot.
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>>276239>is the book called Lawrence of Arabia: The Authorised Biography of T. E. Lawrence in English? I plan on buying it because of your talks about him but I want to make sure it's the same book you have
This is an authorized biography written by Jeremy Wilson and I haven't read it yet so I can't tell you anything about it, I read it's good though. The book I was talking about and the one I own was Seven Pillars of Wisdom, which was an autobiography written by Lawrence himself. Both are in english but Seven Pillars got releases in many other languages, including my native one, I bought the book in an antique shop, since it hasn't gotten new relases in my language since like the 90s I guess, so I had to buy an old one. I plan to read it in english too.
The Mint is also essential, it was also written by Lawrence and it describes his life post Arab revolt, when he joined RAF. I don't own physical copy but I read pdf in english. Seven Pillars is the most important Lawrence-related book though.
Thank you anon and I'm happy you liked the movie!
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has anyone watched "we're all going to the world's fair"? i enjoyed it, but it also gave me such a horrid feeling in the pit of my stomach and it's hard to describe all of why that is
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Loved this movie. I feel like it really understood a super specific kind of girl on the internet, and also what attempted grooming on the internet can look like
idk i saw nothing about gender in the movie but the sense of isolation, weird online “games”, and talking regularly to adults while being a young teen hit me hard
im not sure JLB was a pedo, i got the sense he was extremely lonely and had some kind of hero complex trying to “save” people. definitely a stunted adult. i don’t think the story he tells at the end is true, it’s more of his savior fantasy
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Infinity Pool was such a pretentious self-indulgent mess of a movie that tries to pass itself off as "deep", The movie doesn't go far beyond the characters spouting esoteric dialogue, self-important camera angles and a heavy-handed soundtrack, and it's clear that the director was more interested in indulging his fetishes then telling a meaningful story, even then movies about "what if people were just absolutely disgusting and murder and torture other human beings" are not for me…make me feel sick tbh. [spoiler]also Mia Goth can't act.[/spoiler}
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anons what is your #1 favorite ghibli movie?
my neighbor totoro for me
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easy, Princess Mononoke is my favorite ghibli film by far and I end up watching it every other month, In fact, Princess Mononoke is one of my personal top ten favorite movies of all time. Howl's moving castle is a close second though.
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So I have watched RRR and it's a very fun action movie with beautiful imagery. i don't know which thread to post this but because it's pretty popular in japan i keep stumbling on anime fan art of it from japanese artists kek.
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I just watched Marlowe (2023). Funnily enough it's not an adaptation of a classic Raymond Chandler novel, but of a 2014 Irish Marlowe novel, the director is Irish (Neil Jordan, who did Interview with the vampire and The crying game), the main actor is Irish (Liam Neeson!) and absolutely no scenes were filmed in the US, so this is the most Irish Philip Marlowe movie yet (The Big Sleep (1946) and The Long Goodbye (1973) being the 2 biggest Marlowe movies)
Now the reason why I watched this was because it has an awful Rotten Tomatoes score and I was kind of hoping to chance upon some one-of-a-kind noir Morbius. What I got was just a movie with a 70yo main star who the director was very careful not to rough up too much (just like in The Irishman (2019)… Ireland again!) and whose dialogue is waaaay too mild for the genre. Elliot Gould in The Long Goodbye started putting on a blackface mid-police interview, Bogart in The Big Sleep was, well, Bogart, and here Neeson can't even utter "fuck". It has some scene with pretty lighting and a funny scene where 70yo Jessica Lange stares 70yo Liam Neeson in the eye and tells him that actors should know when to retire, but apart from that nothing really catches the eye…
What the hell? There was already a Marlowe movie released in 1969, directed by Bogart (Paul, not Humphrey) with Bruce Lee in it!
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>>277105>I couldn't take these ugly gremlins
Kek, imo the actor of Ram is very handsome. I haven't seen any other Indian movies but compared to hollywood action movies this one has some amazing actions scenes compared to the typical hollywood movie. Also the movies has just beautiful shots and great music. I would love to watch more Indian movies like this, do you recommened any?
>>277130>Kek, imo the actor of Ram is very handsome
He isn't, maybe by modern Indian film standards but 99% of pakistani actors are better looking then him>I haven't seen any other Indian movies but compared to hollywood action movies this one has some amazing actions scenes compared to the typical hollywood movie
its literally every other modern big budget south asian action film(single hero beating an entire army is so common that its lost its edge at this point>do you recommened any?
If you want real fucking insanity and extreme over the top action I'd recommended the baaghi film series, also the Singham series, WHICH the foundation for modern bollywood action films and its great on its own
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I watched gentlemen prefer blondes and I'm not sure how to feel about it. I liked dorothy's character, objectifying moids and willing to do everything for her best friend is pretty modern writing for how old the movie is but at the same time I'm aware it perpetuated some negative stigma about blonde women being dumb, even though marilyn's character was actually more manipulative rather than dumb
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Too bad they're hairy lol.
These two's friendship was the best part of the movie.
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Tbh I feel like some old movies like this have better written and more interesting women than a portion of modern movies that just pay lip service to the idea of “strong women.”
As another example, His Girl Friday is pretty great IMO. The leading lady has a compelling character arc about trying to decide whether she wants a stable, loving, healthy home life as a housewife, or a kind of toxic
, broken, ambitious and fast-paced work life that she actually thrives in.
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nta, I know you're thinking of an interview with Shirley Maclaine because it was a popular gifset on radfem tumblr back in the day, but for the life of me I cannot find it even with a bunch of different search terms. Anyways, what she says in the interview is totally correct, except she references the 40's and 50's as being the golden age for women's roles when really it was the 30's through the 40's. She was too young to have a film career in the 40's though, so she was just speaking from her personal experience as having transitioned from the 50's to the 60's and beyond, I guess. But yes, movies made before the 50's had many intelligent and capable female characters, especially movies made by any studio besides MGM. The constant sexual objectification of women began after WW2 ended and only became worse after the production code was no longer being observed. Yes I have sperged about this before and I probably will again. Picrel is a random photo of Barbara Stanwyck being a goddess.
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Howl's moving castle will always be my top. I loved it as a child and still love it as an adult in my 30s. The Wind Rises though is easily one of the most recommended films I give to others. It's so beautiful and sad. I always cry, but there's just something about it.
It felt like a true farewell film from Miyazaki.
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Has anyone see Women Talking? At first I thought it would be an intriguing feminist film, about repressed colony women deciding what to do about the colony men assaulting them but about 30 min in there was now suddenly a ftm character? Some girl named Nettie who was now 'a boy' and "not because of what happened ' (assault) but because 'Nettie never felt like a woman". At that point I just turned the film off. Did I miss out, and it turns out later the film actually had a powerful terfy message or what lol?
Haven't seen the film but I looked it up and saw that the novel inspired by true events in Bolivia
the film is based on doesn't have the TIF character at all, so she's a film exclusive character. Which is absurd as they are in a Mennonite community where the men all beat and rape the women and of course the men are going to respect the singular woman who they previously raped as a trangender man.
I wanted to add the article which inspired the novel which the film is based on. https://www.vice.com/en/article/4w7gqj/the-ghost-rapes-of-bolivia-000300-v20n8
and if you want I posted in the docu thread about more >>>/m/278660
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The tif is in the book too
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Ok but what was with trying to make this faggot into a good guy out of nowhere
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Saw The Red Shoes for the first time and it made me so angry. It's genuinely one of the most visually stunning, beautiful films ever made, hard to believe it was made in 1948, and I hate when something so beautiful has retarded story. I can't take the ending seriously, I just can't. This situation feels forced for the sake of drama. (Spoilllleeeerssss aheaaadddd) I know it wasn't intended, because that would be too feminist, but this movie basically tells you that if you decide to drop your dreams for a moid, it will kill you. Which is true for us in real life, be it figuratively or literally. But from the movie pov, it almost seems insulting for the main character. Usually, male characters who become le crazy in movies have some sort of introspection, inner dialogue and they go through some serious shit before they become le joker. They struggle with social isolation and social degenarcy, abuse etc. No one would ever make a movie about a male character who kills himself because he has to choose between an artistic career and being with his wife. Of course, only a woman can be this unstable, ethereal, crazy being torn by emotions and suddenly hero herself bc she has to choose between her career and being a bangmaid. Irl women have this choice every day, and yet moids are the ones killing themselves way more often, including cases where they can't get laid and have to spent their lives alone. Still, I recommend any movie lover to watch it purely for the scenography, as it is undeniably outstanding in that regard. Just don't get involved in the story.
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I'm going to watch Come and See wish me luck
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Spent this night watching Loving Vincent, Das Boot and A Little Princess… omg nonnies
I've checked the last title just because i have a weak spot for the "boarding school" theme, i wasn't sure what to expect but aside from the old CGI, the visuals of the movie are so pretty and the actors are really adorable, the story was so enjoyable even if it was so corny at times, (the plank escape scene was quite bizarre and dramatic tho)
I'm not usually that impressed with kids' movies but i feel like i will definitely keep the memory of this one.
Speaking of kids' movies, is there a generally preferred adaptation of Oliver Twist?
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have any of you nonnies watched this movie ?
i watched it when i was younger and deeply related to Laure ( main character ) , she still reminded me a lot of what it was like for me in primary school, i really identified with her and i used to do so much of what the character did. watching this now as an adult i see that, in true french fashion, many gratuitous pedo shots. i know the director was a woman but it doesn't make it any better and neither do the intentions because maybe it's just me but i don't like perverts having that material and twisting/using it in their disgusting scroteish way.
>film made by adults for adults about children
hmm. not liking the sound of that.
example: like there was literally no need to film that lingering shot of laure's behind with her shorts ridden all the way up etc. i understand the clay scene but there really wasn't any information to gain from that shot. it was so creepy and unecessary.
i also felt this way watching water lilies which coincidentally stars celine sciamma the director of this movie's partner adele haenel. too many creepy half/naked shots.
to those who have watched this movie what do you think of the whole "trans kid" interpretation ?
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Saw Cocaine Bear. Idk what I expected because comedies are usually shit. I feel like it wanted to be a campy splatter 80s throwback movie but some of the deaths were a bit too disturbing. Like it seems all in good humour but suddenly turns a bit too shocking out of nowhere. Maybe I’m a softie. Some scenes where genuinely funny while the timing was a bit off in others. I was 200% sure the Henry character was actually a little girl but seems like I’m wrong. Also feel icky about having child actors using sexual innuendos etc. for shits and giggles. Why are movies still doing that, it’s not even funny. I loved the dog subplot and Margo Martindale’s character.
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This is my comfort movie, I'm thinking about watching it again lol. Have any other nonnies seen it? it's gotta be one of the best sci-fi films ever
I really need to read the short story!! But yeah I wish I could go back to the first time I saw it, it really got me too. Tbh I do think it is a pretty optimistic story though despite what happens, it's what really makes me love it >>279983
You are so based, the score is amazing and finally someone else understands how comfy this film is lol
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Seeing Citizen Kane for the first time. The ending hit me, I didn't expect to get actually emotional. It's not among my most favourite movies of all time, but I can definitely see why it was so influential and the visual story telling is very effective to this day. And the ending reveal was surprisingly personal to me and so simple that it hit me deeply.
I was just thinking about this movie nonny
. I was thinking of adding it to my list but I always see it in gendie lists so I wasn't sure.
Was the "trans kid" thing actually implied through the film or is it just a general interpretation?
Funnily enough nearly all older "classic" movies (like Citizen Kane, 12 angry men or Vertigo) were box office failures (except The Birth of a Nation…)>>280105
I think it's either to make them more book-like, to look like Pulp Fiction or to make the chapter selection easier on the Blu Ray
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Has any of you seen The Outwaters? Such a difficult movie to score for me, on one hand I think the idea was great, and so was the way it was shown Yeah, it was messy but it really conveyed that mind breaking lovecraftian sci-fi horror concept but then it was WAY too long and became really exhausting after a while. If I watched it in the cinema I'd probably end up with a seizure because of these super long, repeated multiple times flashing lights sequences.
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Just saw this. And despite my whining and eye-rolling because I've never seen a marvel movie i thought was more than 'ok', I actually liked it. It does have its Marvel-ly mooments (female character that is just the MC's emotional development engine, main villain who's really one-dimensional (I'll accept it because of Mads), storytime during a fight scene so the audience doesnt get bored, over-explained things in general, kwirky character trait of MC shoehorned in just to make him relateable), but I'll accept it because honestly, its good moments shine.
I think it has some perspectives in it that's not usually explored in blockbuster movies, and the ending was pretty satisfying and fit the tone and logic of the movie. I like how true to life Strange's personality was to an irl neurosurgeon - arrogant, stubborn, very egotistical. You only start actually liking him at the very end of the movie. I'm glad they stuck to a very unlikeable MC and made him consistent and realistic. Oh, and Tilda Swinton always delivers. I'm glad they made her the master guru of dimension-benders, it always made sense to me an enlightened sensei should be a woman.
And do i have to even tell you about the SFX and visuals? That's what this whole movie's selling point was, and imo you really did get what you would've paid for in theatres. I really enjoyed the visual affects and even the fight scenes.
Honestly, I might offend someone here, but i think i'm safe because this is a site for women, kek - this movie had a little drizzle of Nolan-like physics-related plot-beats, which is nice to see even in small quantities.
Overall, not a movie i would go reccommending to everyone i see, wouldn't gush about it, but it pleasantly surprised me, and i wouldn't complain if i had to watch it again.
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Charles Bronson as a cowboy, Toshiro Mifune as a samurai, very cool.
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looking through an old Italian film magazine, lol at this page
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I actually liked the first 2 hours of this, it had a good energy. In the last hour it became boring and at the very end there is a corny montage scene.
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Just watched picrel and hated it. It's such reddit epic narwhal humor, imo. I did laugh a couple times, but they were always quick or throwaway gags that seemed like afterthoughts. There was a weird flashback toward the end that was edited so badly I kind of thought I must have started falling asleep?? It was so bad. There isn't even much good gore. Also if I was Ray Liotta's family I'd be pretty upset that this is one of his last films, and also that this film was dedicated to him. The bears were very cute, though.
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Watched The Wonder tonight, directed by Sebastian Lelio. It was alright. There was this awkward, pretentious thing they did where they showed the set at the beginning of the movie and then turned the camera in to the scene, then at the end zoomed out and showed the set again, had a woman talk directly to the audience asking them to "believe" the story. It was lame and pointless, it added nothing to the movie. The romance (maybe not "romance", just the relationship between Lib and whatshisface) felt forced and contentious and while I never felt like it was all that important to the story, I liked the way it was handled in the book better. I enjoyed the book a lot so obviously that's flavored my opinion of the movie. I think if I hadn't read it I probably would have liked the movie a lot more. I did think the score was good and the casting was well done too.>>280355
Jesus that must have been a surprise
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The fabelmans got 0 awards, called it! >>271653
i dont think jennifer lawrence really has a choice in her roles anymore because her hype died down and she isnt as relevant anymore so now she acts in any role.
its kinda embarrassing as established actress to pick roles like these.
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That movie is the embodiment of "RAWR :3 x3" to me
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I know this movie came out a while ago, I apologize. But one of my favorite movie memories was from when I was in the psych hospital at 15, the based aides working there got this film on dvd (when it came out) and played it for the all girls ward. and it was amazing lol, idk we got to watch Charlize Theron beat the shit out of men and it was really fun
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I just rewatched all of Twilight and need to sperg. Am I the only one who thinks the first movie is unironically good? It's so perfect for hopeless romantics. Bella is drawn to Edward because of his vampyric charm but learns how kind and protective his soul is while Edward falls in love with how Bella sees humanity in him, the humanity he longs for and misses. But holy shit does Breaking Dawn (especially part 2) fuck everything up. Why did they have to go full fantasy with giant plot holes when the franchise could have been amazing if it was just about wolf-vampire rivalry and romance. I'm team edward but fuck what they did to Jacob, letting him imprint and suffer with that for all eternity for a fucking demonic child.
Also young Robert Pattinson is a cutie
It's not perfect but it's enjoyable and I'm always annoyed at all the nitpicking and sperging how their relationship is problematic
etc. It's a fantasy romance, it shouldn't be analyzed in every detail as if it's a real life romance handbook.
I go back to the movies every once in a while because they're just fun to watch. No shame.
>>283338>isn't that a popular consensus
It never was, just recently has it been deemed as a nostalgic good movie. Were you not around during the "this is a better love story than Twilight" meme that was peak millennial humor spammed everywhere. I’m glad the teens nowadays have discovered it and are hyping it up as a good movie. >>283386>all the nitpicking and sperging how their relationship is problematic
Don’t get me started on this. I hate when people apply real life logic like "it’s not okay that your boyfriend abandons you for months" while ignoring the fucking point about Ed being a vampire scared of killing Bella.
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Should have gotten best picture.
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Castle in the Sky. I've watched it dozens of times and have never gotten bored of it.
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Just watched John Wick 4, which started with a clear homage to Lawrence of Arabia that got me rabid and probably influenced my opinion on it
Being the 4th in a series of action movies which reference each others and have a semblance of a common plot I would not recommend the curious nona to start with this one lest she gets confused about what the characters are talking about when they're not killing each other. A more appropriate question would be: is it as good as the others? The original creator left the ship, which is a bit noticeable as the plot mainly reuses previously created concepts and characters. Is it important? Well, as long as you don't question concepts like club security fighting with axes and you're here for the action, you'll have a pretty good time. They got Donnie Yen of Ip Man fame, they've got Bill Skarsgård from this movie >>282953
, they've still got the long-shot fight sequences and light effects that were present in The Batman (2022) and really are becoming a trademark of late 2010s-early 2020s movies (goodbye infinite ammo and explosions!), and it still manages to be innovative after 3 other movies that basically have the same plot, while running at an insane length of 2h49 (6 minutes shorter than The Batman!). It also accumulates a lot of fun little references to some other action movies, yet perpetuates the sad tradition of having basically no female roles. I mean Halle Berry had a big role in the third movie, maybe they thought it was enough…?>Ballerina is an upcoming American action thriller film directed by Len Wiseman from a screenplay by Shay Hatten and Emerald Fennell, based on a story by Hatten. The film is intended to be a spin-off of the John Wick franchise and the fifth installment thereof. It stars Ana de Armas as Rooney, a ballerina-assassin
I gladly forgive them!
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Watched Starship Troopers. I really enjoyed it, I love hammy scifi stuff (especially the designs of those bugs!), but for the whole film I was distracted by how nosejobby the actress for Carmen's nose looked. I guess it's set in a Utopian future where everything is provided, so it's not unrealistic that she's had plastic surgery, but it was still kind of distracting.
AYRT, I just assumed so but I might be completely wrong. I've not seen Denise Richards in any other role, I don't know her career at all. I also don't really want to scrutinize the noses of her kids kek>>285386
Carmen and Johnny both getting other love interests is one of my favourite parts tbh. It felt very realistic, I also loved Dizzy as a character (rip queen) and how integrated women were into the military without it ever being questioned or addressed. Also the toothy blonde guy getting a random neon violin for no reason? What an excellent movie.
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Amelie is a disgusting porny garbage. Everyone one who likes it is braindead.
I had a tv with a built in vhs player as a kid and I remember watching it alone in my bedroom and being scandalized by the scene of all the different people having orgasms
I was like holy shit how is this in my parents vhs cabinet
It's not porny, nona is simply having a moment>>285594
Saddest part is thinking multiple times while watching it "Huh I'm a bit like that too, isn't that fucked up"
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Turns out it's indeed autobiographic, here's the director and her dad compared to the daughter and the dad in the film
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I absolutely hated the movie. Got memed into watching it and regret it. It's very shallow, overly dramatic with unnatural dialogues and acting. It lacks any subtlety and it was more like something you'd expect from a film student than Aronofsky. It felt like a generic movie with the sole purpose of making you cry when it falls hard.
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>>284911>The scene at the beginning of the film in the desert was done without digital enhancement. The place where John Wick meets the Elder is an actual rock where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed.>>285983>overly dramatic>generic
Make up your mind!
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Nonnas, what are your favourite revenge films? I watched this and really liked it. Bonus if they're horror.
the first John Wick
Bully (2001) There's some dumb scrotey stuff in this movie (think male gaze) but the actual revenge scene stuck with me, also it's based on a true story
Evil Dead 2
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requesting something again, but can any of you recommend me some non western feminist films? even short films will do. i recently watched an iranian one, picrel "the day i became a woman", 2000 by Marziah Meshkini. i was wondering if any of you knew any korean ones with their growing feminist movement? or african, middle eastern, south[east] asian ones, anything goes. latin america is in the west technically but i'd like to have some suggestions anyway!
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Had never heard of this movie. Just watched it and god damn… wouldn't have guessed the gay friend from Mean Girls was in some super fucked up movie like this beforehand lol
The acting is so weird, like some of it is genuinely striking. Michael Pitt plays his part perfectly, he's so good. Nick Stahl was probably the second best actor in the movie. everyone else mostly sucked ass but it kinda worked since they're all canonically zonked and/or dumb as bricks. The one point in the movie when the murder happens
and Marty is sort of freaking out quietly blowing spit bubbles from his mouth was so good even though it lasted like 1.5 seconds, I wonder if that was ad-libbed or directed.
Why the fuck did Ali get 40 years??? The fuck, she didn't do anything. lol who snitched was I supposed to be able to tell? I genuinely don't know.The way they blow past the rapes and change the way they refer to them in the script is so crazy, I can't tell if it's some scrote bullshit or if it genius and designed to drive me insane or be some deep critique on the way people overlook horrific shit in their friend circles that they can't deal with until the groupthink is behind it, I dunno.
Ali's sentence was reduced to 17 years and she's been out since 2001 if that makes you feel any better. She basically led Bobby to his death so I guess that's why she got the charge in the first place? As for who snitched, if I remember correctly most of them were fucking dumbasses who ended up leaking the event in various ways, which led to them all being implicated
I linked the murder scene. Also I want to add, the real-life Ali apparently testified that this scene is very close to what happened in real life.
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What does this list say about me?
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Mario movie was extremely cute and I loved it! There was no weird annoying toilet humor that these illumination/minions movies tend to have.
I wasn't sure about Chris Pratt at first but his voiced worked out.Jack Black did a good job too but I found thesong he sings about Peach in his own style slightly cringy but it's Jack Black so.. I also loved the movie portraying the brothers as being so caring toward each other and the movie shows the rest of their family in Brooklyn.The sequence that shows all the Mario enemies partying in Bowser's castle was great KEK
Awe I was just gonna come here and post about the movie. I really liked it and it was fun! I wish the story went a little deeper and the pacing slowed down a bit- I know the movie had its 90 minutes though, as an illumination thing. I also wish they didn’t use the pop songs other movies have used a lot too… and some of the dialogue was weird. But over all not a bad movie!!
I definitely wanna see it again.
I agree! Especially with the popular song part, it felt kinda unnecessary. More Mario remixed music probably would’ve worked just as well
I also agree about how Peach’s relationship with Mario was very toned down and wasn’t in your face. It was really nice
Miyamoto was involved in the development so I’m thinking maybe that’s why it was so clean kek
Oh my god it was amazing. (A warning to curious nonnies, I'm gonna get kind of specific in my spoilers.)
There wasn't a lot of that embarrassing "kids movie" humor, most of the jokes were actually pretty funny and not overly long. The musical references were masterfully arranged. I did NOT expect the actual DK Rap to be in there too. Sorry if it's an overused term but holy shit, what a hype moment
. I loved all the little Nintendo easter eggs as well.
Judging by all those easter eggs and the 80's hits (clearly a deliberate move on Illumination's part because they probably know how cliche we consider modern pop hits in kids movies) (plus they also referenced 80s Mario media)
, they were really, really
trying to target adult Nintendo fans as well as kids.
All the voice acting was fine. I'm not American but IMO Chris Pratt did okay, I kinda feel bad that there was so much backlash against him because of the first trailer. Obviously I loved Jack Black's performance, his songs were funny and cute, I was so hoping he'd sing something as Bowser lmao.
Kamek and Cranky Kong are some of the voices that stood out to me. I literally forgot DK was voiced by fucking Seth Rogen until the credits lmao. They all did a very good job. Isn't it weird that Mario never said "here we go" or "let's-a go"? I remember those two from the trailers.
Bowser was moe. Very very cute and badass and very funny too
. Mario and DK's rivalry was fun too!
I thought this version of Peach was fine, but I'm not sure I fully like how much it strayed from her original personality to the point it feels like she's a completely different character. I did like her role in the story though, and how little time she played the damsel in distress (actually she didn't need any help and that's cool), it's just the personality change that I feel conflicted about
Perhaps the pacing was too fast, maybe if the movie were 20 minutes longer there'd be enough time at the beginning to explain some more stuff. Also what the hell was Mario and Luigi's backstory? It just seemed kinda weird, they have a family and are completely normal guys in the real world, plus Peach's backstory is that she probably came from that world too and doesn't know who her family is and she just got made into the princess for some reason… Wasn't there a King Toadstool at some point in Mario lore? These backstories were a bit jarring, but ok.
Maybe it's because I didn't watch the final trailer, but it's surprising how enjoyable this movie was despite a lot of stuff already being revealed in the trailers.I found it suspicious how Luma was in this movie but no mention of Rosalina whatsoever. Judging by it and the post-credits scene,
I hope there's two sequels, kek. I already have some ideas for Mario and DK's character development. God please let them give Luigi a bigger role this time and reference Luigi's Mansion
Really, This movie was about Mario, Peach and Bowser mostly, but Luigi got so little screentime (he was in a cage for most of the story I think) that it should just be called the Super Mario Movie instead of Super Mario Bros. Movie
So many awesome things happened that made my inner kid very happy like, when Mario fights DK, it's like an old-school Donkey Kong level but with one of Mario's modern power ups. That was so fucking awesome.
Or when Mario got the Tanuki leaf.
And DK's and Peach's appearance when they had the power ups.
When I was a kid I loved Dry Bones
so that scene was pretty exciting to me. And Im gonna be honest with you guys, I fucking teared up when I heard the Peach's Castle theme
I don't think I've seen a movie more than once in theathers in, like, 15 years, but it was so damn fun I might just go see it again by myself. I'm sure there were some things I didn't notice this time cause this movie is so full of little details for the fans.
I'm ESL, and my showing (is that the right word?) was subbed with English audio, so the room was less than half-full. Everyone was an adult geek except for two kids and their parents. And every single one of those geeks (including me kek) stayed for the post-credits scene, not moving an inch until it was over. What a bunch of nerds. The employee who came to clean the room had to leave when they saw everyone was still in their seats even though the credits were rolling, lol
It was so boring and juvenile (which, to be fair, it is a children's movie but Mario is like 40 years old… they couldn't make THE MARIO MOVIE enjoyable and rewatchable for ADULTS as well as kids? It's not impossible I mean… look at Puss in Boots 2!!) And there were so many children's media type of "jokes" where there isn't actually any jokes but just things said in a funny tone.
Seth Rogen stood out as the worst choice for a character voice in the entire movie.
The best part of the Mario movie were the penguins.
So fucking mediocre.
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I decided to watch Dr. Strangelove this weekend after I read about the Doomsday clock. I'm sure this isn't an unpopular opinion since it's a critically acclaimed movie and directed by Stanley Kubrick, but I loved it. I went in completely blind and only knew that it was related to nuclear war, but it was so funny and the characters were all so interesting and endearing- even the crazy general. It was also a fun experience to see certain scenes from the movie and already feel so familiar with them because they've been referenced so many times in other things. As soon as I saw the pilot put on the cowboy hat I knew exactly what was coming.
>>288565>puss in boots 2
Nta but That movie was kinda mediocre. The style was cute and the designs were nice but other than that it was a typical kids movie for the pile.
I do agree about Seth Rogen tho, he’s fucking annoying.
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I recently watched Office Romance (1977) and have nobody to talk to about it, my feelings are kinda mixed about it. I know its humor is probably considered dated but I disliked a lot of the jokes because most of the characters were harassing Lyudmila or talking shit behind her back. The subplot with the main character’s friend wanting to cheat on her husband with their other male coworker was kind of odd, too. It wasn’t until the end of the movie that they kind of spin it around and make the guy look like the bad person when she was the one instigating it.
I like this movie, but mostly because of the nostalgia. Definitely outdated, but pretty standard Soviet sensibilities.
Honestly, surprised to see it on here! Москва слезам не верит (Moscow doesn't believe in tears, 1979) is definitely my favourite of the era, especially part 1.
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Finished Les Vampires which is 7 hours and one of the first listed in the 1001 movies list. It was slow but also there were some interesting action sequences and stunts. Not what I expected a movie from 1915 to be like although I haven't seen many from that era to compare.
Ugh, I hate Myagkov's characters in Office Romance and The Irony of Fate, they're so… slimy I guess? I just end up sympathizing with poor women that have to deal with them. Office Romance is better than The Irony of Fate though, not as depressing.>>288627
It's one of my favorites!! Rewatched it a couple of months ago, I'm not a huge fan of Kubrick but I really love this movie.
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did anyone else fucking love renfield? it was so fun
I love old movies but somehow never heard of this. The poster looks fantastic, I will check it out>>291687
I wanted to love it and hope it would mark the comeback of actually
good, fun vampire movies but found it to be average. It's a B-movie that could have been more
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I want to watch Journey to the West (2021) but I'm nowhere near anywhere it will be screened and I'm having trouble finding it. Where do you pirate chinese films?
(more info on it since it has a super generic title: https://iffr.com/en/expanded/2022/films/journey-to-the-west
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this is a cringe question but how graphic is this movie when it comes to violence? I read it has some but I am very sensitive to violence because I am a coward. For reference: the scene in Black Swan where she starts pulling her nail root was too graphic for me.
I still wanna watch The Piano Teacher though, so I would be eternally grateful if anyone could at least tell me where the graphic parts are(like if it's in the middle of the movie or towards the end) so I can at least mentally prepare myself. I tried looking for specific warnings online but couldn't find any so any kind of spoonfeeding is much appreciated
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this is a cringe question but how graphic is this movie when it comes to violence? I read it has some but I am very sensitive to violence because I am a coward. For reference: the scene in Black Swan where she starts pulling her nail root was too graphic for me.
I still wanna watch The Piano Teacher though, so I would be eternally grateful if anyone could at least tell me where the graphic parts are(like if it's in the middle of the movie or towards the end) so I can at least mentally prepare myself. I tried looking for specific warnings online but couldn't find any so any kind of spoonfeeding is much appreciated
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can't think of the name but there was a popular parental website showing everything objectionable in every movie that would probably answer your question…maybe it's dead now because I can't find it. picrel best I found, also see imdb parental guide https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0254686/parentalguide
I watched that movie like years ago hated it, but I hate every work of Michael Haneke, he makes movies too "German" for my taste
and I would say there is violence in it and you should be prepared for it, but overall it's okay, it isn't worse than Black Swan, in my opinion. But one of my favourite movies is "Dans ma peau", so I might be a bad person to give you any advice. But honestly, I don't remember anything bad except for a scene of self harm and if you are used to European (German speaking) movies, you should be good, except if you dislike cringe sexual movies.>>293133
do you mean https://www.doesthedogdie.com/
? They have nothing for that movie, but they have a lot on other movies and tv shows that might help nonnas trying to avoid specific topics.
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just watched. i loved this movie. so fun.
kind of reminded me of perfect blue also. need more subversive romcoms
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In April, I watched a movie from a different country each month. Here is the list:
1. Uruguay - The Country with no Indians
2. Italy - The Bird with the Crystal Plumage
3. Yugoslavia - W.R: Mysteries of the Organism
4. Thailand - The Safari
5. Brazil - Iracema
6. Kazakhstan - Myn Bala: Warriors of the Steppe
7. Kosovo - Fields of War
8. Germany - The Enigma of Kasper Hauser
9. The Philippines - Alipato: The Very Brief Life of an Ember
10. New Zealand - Forgotten Silver
11. Guinea-Bissau - Tree of Blood
12. France - Alphaville
13. Iran - The Traveler
14. United Kingdom - Under the Skin
15. Cameroon - The Child of Another
16. Guatemala - Ixcanul
17. Poland - The Third Part of the Night
18. Czechoslovakia - Daisies
19. Australia - Patrick
20. Spain - Placido
21. Finland - Raid
22. South Korea - Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
23. Portugal - Silvestre
24. Japan - Matango
25. Hungary - The Fifth Seal
26. China - The Goddess
27. Tajikistan - Tasfiya
28. Singapore - To Singapore With Love
29. Indonesia - The Raid
30. The Netherlands - The Fourth Man
It's a fun way to expand your palette. Try it sometime, nonny!
My least favorite was absolutely The Bird with the Crystal Plumage. All giallo movies are so close to being identical. My favorite was either Matango or The Fifth Seal. The former for being a great survival story with a twist and the latter for being a truly introspective movie.
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I watched A girl walks home alone at night because I saw anons saying it was a feminist film but I just didn't really feel that.
I guess I can see some undertones mostly in relation to Atti but it felt like people way oversell it. I think Amirpour was triying to avoid going for a revenge type of story to make it more complex, but it didn't feel like the movie had much of an actual point to make so that got lost in me. I also saw people treat it as a character study of the girl and how she feels living in a male society, but I feel that would had worked better if she was the actual main character instead of the moid.
What did other nonnas think? Maybe I'm just not smart enough for this, sorry nonnies.
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Just watched Call Me Chihiro, I loved it. I usually don't like japanese movies but I really liked the main character and her back story. I teared up a bit at the end
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I always go into watching movies with minimal expectations (so I don't get too disappointed kek) and I enjoyed it, I just loved how unabashedly fun and camp it was.
I felt some scenes/lines didn't land as well, but I think Nic C and Nic H were excellently cast. This film has left me wanting a Nicholas-Hoult-as-Renfield bf to bring me breakfast though…
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>>293925>Nicholas-Hoult-as-Renfield bf to bring me breakfast
that's the dream anon
he's born to be a sub
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I fell in love when he brought flowers to Rebecca at the fucking police station
like the ideal man he is.
Anyway I came across pic when looking for Renfield content to post with and, uh Nick Cave biopic when?
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they're for everyone… lol
you should watch drac 1931 if you haven't, dwight frye is quite adorable as renfield too
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i watched cure (kiyoshi kurosawa) not long ago and cannot stop thinking about it. it had the same dark, dense, slow atmosphere of pulse and it haunts me. haven't seen such a hateable antagonist in awhile either
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I fucking loved this. It's like the Navidson records from House of Leaves. Dreadful and tense as fuck. Very effective. I buy into the Kevin coma/child abuse theory only because it gives me peace of mind and I'd hate to imagine these young children being tormented by a demon forever kek. This is the kind of movie you have to submerge yourself in and/or take some Amphetamines before you watch. I can see how someone who just wants scares that "pay off" would dislike this film, but I love this film for the feeling it evokes of being a child trapped in a nightmare and how a lot of the tension is reliant on your imagination (kind of like being a child who is scared of the dark trapped in a dark room). Incredibly interesting film, at least imo.
I totally agree that a huge portion of the film relies on imagination and while I don't hate that because I enjoy having long in-my-head conversations with myself on media there just simply wasn't enough. You've got child abuse theory and you've got demon theory
and that's it, that's ok if it's a regular movie but it's clearly trying to be more but it needed more of a push and it didn't have that.
It's a bad situation to be in but it felt way too much like someone was writing an experimental movie to fully immerse myself in.
"Hi I'm Mary" did this but 100x better and it's an amateur ARG.
To each their own but this movie definitely earned a spot in my favorites. I felt trapped in that house with those kids. It resonated with me because it made me experience what it's like to be scared and alone in a dark, quiet house as a child again which is a feeling I haven't experienced as an adult. It made me tap back into that mindset of having a naive overactive imagination which is why it unsettled me, because there actually was
something evil there with them. I feel like this film only resonates with you if you can relate to multiple aspects of it, which I definitely can. It is quite humble, and I understand people who would be bored of it, but it worked excellently IMO due to my own personal fears (unknown, unreasonable evil entity you can't bargain with, missing parents, isolation, the dark, trapped in a neverending hell, the unknowingness of it all, etc). It was more engaging and interesting to me than most of David Lynch's works kek. The divisive response to the movie also makes me like it more. It's just a very neat film to me and I admire that it was put together on quite a low budget. It's just neat! Again, I get how people could not like it but it feels like the movie was made specifically for me in the way it hit all of my fears in a dreamlike, experimental 100 minutes lol.
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NTA but absolutely same nonna. I might go full laurenceanon and become this sites renfieldanon at this rate lmao
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you will have to fight me for him bc ive been a houltfag for years and the renfield role has broke me. i am feral for him. i spent an hour rewinding scenes of him just to stare at his face. im deranged
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Fellow renfieldfag, I'm thinking…maybe a committed hoult thread on this site…
I doubt we would attract the sheer ire that the Danofags and Driverfags get so do not worry nonna!>>294476
I was a big user of tumblr 10 years ago so I remember when this movie dropped kek. I've had so many people recommend me Warm Bodies after Renfield, but at the time the fact he was a zombie through me off a bit. But after watching clips…
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What's your fave Pixar movie anons? Brought to you by me crying waterfalls over Coco again.
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haven't seen Finding Nemo in forever, but I loved it as a kid!
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I love this one, it has just the right amount of stupid and the music choices are so good.
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I saw cocaine bear, was expecting a funny gory movie, but i did laughed at the few gore scenes that there was (maybe a bit too much, my father is probably concerned), knew about the real story before watching it but that was an afterthought for me because i thought the movie would take a ridiculous gory turn on the story.
I feel scammed, knew this movie was made by Elizabeth Banks of Charlie's Angels (2019) fame and I still gave it a chance, maybe she could actually be funny, I was wrong. the movie began good enough and even forgot this was her directing but at some point, the movie reveals that not only the bear is a female bear but also a momma bear and i almost yelled "you just couldn't fucking help yourself? couldn't you?" out loud. (but like in very mean spanish)
the ending was almost unwatchable and the fact that even after presenting the bear as an active threat at first, now we supposed to root for "her" because she is a mom that got her cubs addicted to coke, i guess? don't bother, it sucks.
R.I.P Ray Liotta, you didn't deserved this.
I really liked it! It was so fun and I didn't think I'd like Jack Horner because his design threw me off at first, but I do now. And I kind of wish Death had a slightly different voice because I honestly liked it more when he spoke Spanish than he did English. I don't know if that makes sense, but anyway he's still creepy in a good way though.>>281431
tbh I didn't like the dog character that much, but he was kind of cute.>>294427
ohmygod I used to breathe this movie. The author of the book replied to me on Twitter one time when I was way younger and it made my life.>>276905
It's between Howl and Ponyo.>>294522>Coco
That was the last Pixar movie I went to see at the movies and I'm so glad I got to experience the bridge scene on the big screen. It was really cool. My favorites have to be Monsters Inc. and Brave.>>295135>>296502
I really wish we got to see more of Doctor Satan.
I recently rewatched 'The Itty Bitty Titty Committee' and realized that despite my prior enjoyment of the film, it perfectly highlights the issues and ineffectiveness of Gen-X riot-girl feminism and how it led to current liberal feminism. Politically while the feminist issues they brought up were somewhat valid, they were quite minor in comparison to real pressing issues. For instance, the major debate the feminist group in the film is having issues to how much classic architecture is phallic-related and how that is a problem, or how Victoria's Secret is problematic, and the solution to such issues was petty vandalism. I couldn't help but feel that there are more significant feminist issues that need to be addressed. Also the romantic story is also kinda bad. Throughout the movie, the main character selfishly uses and abuses the trust of her friends and family, while entering into a relationship with a woman who has a history of exploiting other women. The movie tries to portray this as a conflict between radical violence and reform, but it falls short because the main love interest, Sadie, is a toxic friend and partner who only engages in petty vandalism. Additionally, the only characters with considerable depth are those who are stereotypically feminine in appearance. Lastly, the ending of the film has significant plot holes that detract from its overall impact.
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samefag there's also a TIF in the film, Aggie(a bisexual transman)
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been wanting to watch this for a while as i loved 'but i'm a cheerleader' and it was touted as a radfem movie. but now i will steer clear, ty nonnie
Latereply but I love Dellamorte Dellamore and Natural Born Killers, Devil's Rejects was great too imo!>>296507
Me too, I think there is a comic about it though (it's on readcomicsonline iirc), dives into the story a bit deeper. The ending was pretty vague, I didn't get it until I watched it for the second time kek.
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In a way, the film captures the essence and faults of riot grrrl feminism, but some aspects of it come across almost as subtle parody. The film portrays feminism as a brand, defined by your reading choices, magazine subscriptions, taste in music, and fashion sense. For example, the main character only begins to respect her mother when she learns that she interned for Ms. Magazine. The main love interest, who supposedly hates men, is financially supported by her father and berates the protagonist for working as a receptionist at a plastic surgery clinic, claiming she's a traitor to womankind and the film presents violent radical feminism as minor vandalism, with the ultimate extreme act of struggle against the patriarchy being placing a giant penis on the Washington monument(cause the monument is a phallic symbol to them). These portrayals feel like nudging satire, but it never explicitly acknowledges this, instead portraying them as expected.
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I saw Jeanne Du Barry yesterday, Johnny Depp was pretty great even though the accent was distracting. And the movie is pretty, I enjoyed the fashion and the way Maïwenn shot Versaille. The worst offense of the movie is Maïwenn casting herself in the role of Du Barry, I love her movies but she's not a great actress and I don't find her very good looking either, she's supposed to be the most beautiful sought after courtisane of Paris…
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I watched You Won’t Be Alone on a plane (awkward due to sex scenes but I couldn’t stop watching) and it had me in tears multiple times. This movie is so good I can’t believe it got trashed by critics. Kind of a slow burn but I feel like it exposed and healed something inside me.
honestly maiwenn is not a female creator you want to support. she's come out in support of literally every abusive
gross man in the industry and continually shits on any women who dare speak out against abuse. and all her movies are self-obsessed bullshit. >>299174
probably not the greatest source on the period. i guarantee you louis xv did not actually look like a washed up alcoholic tranny
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>honestly maiwenn is not a female creator you want to support. she's come out in support of literally every abusive gross man in the industry and continually shits on any women who dare speak out against abuse. and all her movies are self-obsessed bullshit
seconding this, picrel for all the french speaking anons
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Finally watched But I’m A Cheerleader last night and because it was free on YouTube and I’ve been meaning to watch it forever. I was riveted the whole movie it’s so good!! I cried at the end lol it was so sweet. It was fun to see a bunch of actors I recognized and didn’t realize were in this movie
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So I watched Elemental and it was fine. I cringed once and snickered a couple of times, but those were the only emotions I felt. There were a few kids at the theater, but mostly adults, and it wasn't filled up either. The allegory was really dumb, but the film its self wasn't bad or offensive. While the main characters designs were lacking, the background characters were more interestingly designed. I really liked the effects,(probably the best CGI effects I've ever seen). they probably would have worked better if they were in a movie with an actual story instead of just being a movie that exists, but it's just a movie that isn't particularly good or bad.
What are some good tried and true horror movies from the last 40 years? I want to rewatch movies I haven't seen in over a decade. When I was a kid I loved b horror and anything moderately original.
Some good rewatches are Fright Night, ichi the killer, ghost Ship, 13 Ghosts, house of wax, jeepers creepers (first one only), cabin fever, most Texas chainsaws (but the 2003 one is the best), the descent, 30 days of night, idle hands, return of the living dead 3, etc. The early 2000s was actually a really good time for horror, but I loveee the dramatic corny horror of the early 90s. Idk im bored
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>>301110>Rise of Leslie Vernon
Based, patrician taste, top tier, marry me.
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Final digit determines what I watch:
1 - Eyes of Fire
2 - Freaks
3 - In Time
4 - The Monolith Monsters
5 - Ms. 45
6 - Society
7 - Fursonas
8 - A Strange Harvest
9 - A Page of Madness
0 - Gandahar
It was okay. Interesting premise where currency is replaced with time and so you buy a coffee for 3 hours off your life or a luxury car for 59 years. If you are able to get enough time, you can live for however long you have, even if it is centuries. Nobody ever ages past 25 years old. Very transparent metaphor for capitalism when it comes down to the dystopia of the rich having more time than they can do anything with and the poor literally living day to day.
It explores the concepts in some interesting ways, but the plot is so illogical you have to turn your brain off to enjoy it. I did and thought it was okay. It's really the kind of movie that cable plays at 6pm to fill up a two hour time slot and you watch it half paying attention. But I've seen a lot worse.
My mom recommended it after she saw it on cable. It was better than I thought. Justin Timberlake was the lead.
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Final digit determines what I watch:
1 - Lawrence of Arabia
2 - Lawrence of Arabia
3 - Lawrence of Arabia
4 - Lawrence of Arabia
5 - Lawrence of Arabia
6 - Lawrence of Arabia
7 - Lawrence of Arabia
8 - Lawrence of Arabia
9 - Lawrence of Arabia
0 - Lawrence of Arabia
lol sorry I still haven't watched it but I'M GOING TO WATCH IT I SWEAR
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ANON I BELIEVE IN YOU
It's a legit movie. It started as a film student's thesis project and then he got a grant to expand it into a feature length documentary which has been shown at a film festival. I haven't seen it yet, but going by reviews it sounds informative and objective. There is another furry documentary out there that was clearly made by a a furry and barely even touches on the topic of weird fetish stuff, but Fursonas supposedly is very frank about it and doesn't try to hide it. I know, for instance, that they interview Bad Dragon in the docu.
I like movies about weirdos. Furries have been such a vocal part of Internet culture for so long that I'm glad these cultural time capsules exist.
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Watched The Bullet Train. Really enjoyed the last part of it, but also the Lemon and Tangerine duo.
I wonder if there are any more movies with character dynamic like this? The only movies with similar guys I saw was Hot Fuzz (which i enjoyed a lot) and maybe Kingsman.
I also spent a few days reading Tangerine x reader fics on Tumblr and AO3. Noticed that Tangerines has no fandom at all? Probably because of his wife.
Oh no, sorry I’m not her. like I said I’ve never seen it (but I will!
) I find it hard to believe she hasn’t seen that doc though
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I watched Fursonas. It was okay. It focused mostly on convention-going fursuiters who I think are probably a relatively small proportion of furries. It was mostly concerned with the relationship between the furry fandom and the media, especially on the topic of sex. It didn't shy away from sex and in fact interviewed the CEO of Bad Dragon at length, but it also didn't really get into any of the depraved stuff furries are known for, just normal sex. When I looked up the movie afterwards, I found Wikifur pages on most of the fursonas interviewed and the doc left out all the weird diaper stuff that are essential parts of their characters for instance. The director is a furry fag who owns multiple Bad Dragon products by his own admission, so it's no wonder he sanitized it a bit.
About halfway through the tone changes and it starts to focus on furry drama with the CEO of Anthrocon, some self-important prick called Uncle Kage who I'm sure probably has a huge KF page. But since it was a fairly sanitized documentary, it couldn't get really serious with the furry drama which is often insanely unhinged. So it was kind of disappointing and just made me wish KF was up on the clearnet.
Really wasn't that informative for someone who's been on the Internet as long as I have. And it would also be nearly incomprehensible to someone who didn't already know about furries. So it's kind of a mess, but if you really want to cringe, it's not bad.
There was one very funny scene that's worth mentioning. The director wanted to interview the Anthrocon CEO and he would only agree if he could have editorial control and spin it his way, so the director turned him down. Later on, that CEO was doing a drunk livestream and so the director just anonymously asked him all the questions he was going to ask for the interview and was able to trick him into answering them all.
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I. Loved. This fucking movie. I’m such a sucker for weirdos, I loved the tone, the weirdness. Generally male weirdo characters are also awful sexual degenerates and I hate them, but he was just perfect. Only scene I hated was when it shows that girl having sex with the guys. Gross why other than that muah, yes even the ending i love awful sad endings I hate happy endings I just feel refreshed. I feel amazing, I’m so happy that a modern movie came out that isn’t utter shit, I recognize though that I have specific and unconventional tastes and most people probably don’t like this as much as I did. Amazing.
The guys are uggy>>303670
Ok no wonder lol
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I really enjoyed this movie. I went in expecting mostly “wypipo bad” stuff with some cheap scares, but it ended up a surprisingly complex story about survivor’s guilt, with a an almost dreamy atmosphere. The scares are enjoyable too, they’re not cheap- the special effects can get a little cheesy at times, but there’s actual meat to them, it’s not one of those movies that teases a monster and then shows you maybe half a second of it in total. I recommend it
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I watched Dune and really liked it. I'll definitely be going to the theater when part two comes out. Ngl, Tim did look a little goofy during some parts, but I just ignored it lol, but anyway I thought the costumes were fantastic .
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So I've recently watched Asteroid City and this being the second Wes Anderson movie that I've seen I can safely say that I just don't get his films.
Sure, it looked pretty, the color palette was interesting, every scene was immaculately composed, the dialogues were smart, the soundtrack was great and I kept thinking throughout the film that I SHOULD be liking this because it's objectively well-made..and yet I did not enjoy it at all. I think it has to do with everything being so stylized, and the characters being more like archetypes or caricatures than actual humans with wants and goals and the fact that the focus is more on the atmosphere than on an actual plot. Also, I felt the film was more like a collection of pastiches with showing off how quirky and weird the characters are.
Am I missing something, nonnas? Or am I just overthinking it and that's what his movies are all about and that's just why people like them?
I didn't care for this one either but a lot of his films are hit or miss for me.. I hate his film before this one, the french dispatch.
I liked The Darjeeling Limited personally
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I watched Night of the Hunter and loved it, I was not expecting the cinematography and progression of the story to be set up the way it was. The plot didn’t seem dated at all either, which is pretty scary. Are there other movies like it that I should watch?
LOVE and HATE
It’s about a conman / preacher stalking a widow and her kids after he finds out that her deceased husband hid money from a bank robbery.
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I watched Drop Dead Gorgeous ('99) for the first time recently. It was pretty good for a fun little watch, I laughed a lot. The humour was refreshing compared to how lukewarm a lot of attempts at comedy today are. It is definitely not politically correct. Don't watch if you don't want to hear "retard" several times.
It's a fake documentary covering a beauty pageant in rural Minnesota.
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Unironically that quote about how men are praised for coming to the same conclusions teenage girls do. Everything about this movie is so obvious (besides some tarot symbolism because I’m not into tarot). Are all 2deep4u movies just dogshit for pretentious men that think incomprehensible shit made by drug addicts is brilliant because they don’t understand it? Disappointing.
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What are some black and white films with great cinematography? Already seen M, The Innocents and Nosferatu
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anything by sergey eisenstein but if you have to choose one, go for "ivan the terrible" (picrel)
fritz lang's "metropolis"
lost of akira kurosawa's early films but especially "throne of blood"
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check out Akira Kurosawa films like Seven Samurai 1954, Ikiru 1952, Hidden Fortress 1958, Yojimbo etc.
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Finally watched Come and See. It wasn’t as fucked up as I thought it would be but it was still pretty fucked up. I think I expected shock value but it was too real for me to be shocked I was just kinda horrified, it being about real things weirdly made it less scary but also more troubling. the camera would linger on facial expressions and I wasn’t sure what to feel but over the length of the film I just got more and more unsettled and everything got more chaotic.
Overall would recommend. the ending was a little weird. kitten watched some of it with me picrel.
late response but this film made me cry so hard. I don't even relate to the personal story of the film but the story telling was that good it hit me with a ton of bricks. They were able to convey exactly what was going on with such nuance.
Spoilers ahead:When you realise the dad offs himself at the end it really makes the whole film come together. I guess I was watching and waiting for it to lead to a 'point' but by the end it was evidently clear what the whole trip was for, why he was there in the first place, and the decisions he made that led you to realise he'd planned for this to be the last moments he spends with his daughter. It was so, so heartbreaking, and Paul Mescal is a brilliant actor when it comes to conveying male vulnerability and sadness
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I watched this recently and it was equal parts frustrating and boring. Frustrating because the Danish couple are so fucking dumb and boring because it just was. The "because you let us" line had no effect on me either even though people hype it. Perhaps it would hit harder for someone who is European.
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Enjoyed this movie about an art thief who gets stuck inside a rich person's condo (while the owner is away long term), due to a malfunctioning smart security system, and has to survive inside for a long time. Filmed beautifully and was surprisingly interesting and had some good themes to think about, I don't see it as pretentious like many reviews think. Too bad it got bad ratings.
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I watched The Hunt and I enjoyed it a lot. I already knew the basic outline of the plot and what the movie was poking fun at, I don't know if the humor would land going in blind. apparently the movie caused some drama in 2019 to the point the release was cancelled indefinitely but it came out 6 months later (PR campaign gone wrong?) I didn't see any of that drama at the time
it made me want to see Betty Gilpin in a regular action movie. The part where it's revealed that Snowball is an Afghanistan war veteran and she sees Manorgate as an opportunity to let out some of her eyes-bugging-out-inarticulable pent up energy
was honestly disturbing and kinda too-real lol
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I watched M3gan last night it was really enjoyable. Classic doll horror movie with a slightly heartwarming subplot. I wasn’t sure about the cgi at first but it grew on me since she’s a doll and not supposed to look human
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Finally watched Crimes of the Future, I've postponed it after reading initial opinions how disgusting it was since it sounded like it's gonna be edgy for a sake of some shock value; and turned out to be so beautifully sensual for me, goes to show how subjective this genre is. I seriously should just stop reading any movie opinions at all and go watch things blindly based on the vague descriptions alone, not even the trailer sometimes. Any other anon seen this one?
I didn't hate it, but it wasn't very memorable imo. Like naked lunch is much grosser but it's just so weird and fever dream-ish it stuck much more with me even though I watched it longer a go.
I do like the organic furniture/technology, though.
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Just rewatched The Borderlands (alt title: The Final Prayer). Found footage movie about three men (two members of the church and one secular cameraman) sent by the Vatican to investigate claims of a miracle in a small English village. I really like the characters and find their group dynamic interesting and not as predictable as I was expecting. It hits all the specific horror tropes that get under my skin and I wound up not sleeping very well last night after watching it KEK. Plenty of people find it underwhelming and the ending goofy but it freaked me tf out.
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Watched this today and it had it's typical corny American movie moments, but overall it was decent. Just a little hard to sit through obviously. Nothing graphic or weird though, thankfully. They do include snippets about the real story, show actual footage of children being abducted, and them busting the traffickers mentioned in the movie. Even though it's "faith based" it wasn't too pushy or preachy with it and focused more on the awareness which was nice.
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In 105 days it's Halloween and I'm planing my "Horrorctober". This means, I need 31 movies to watch and I need your ideas and recommendations, not that I don't have a list of movies I could watch, kek.
What I see and enjoy as horror movies are the classic horror things, dystopian stuff, trash horror, sci-fi and also psychological stuff that makes your mind uneasy and won't let you sleep for some nights.
To name some "horror" movies I enjoyed so far:
Noriko's Dinner Table
The World of Kanako
Right at Your Door
From Dusk Till Dawn
Texas Chainsaw Massacre (1974)
In My Skin
The Last House on the Left (1972)
Night of the Living Dead
Dawn of the Dead (1978)
Silence of the Lambs
The Omen (1976)
Wrong Turn (2001)
What I really disliked is:
Saw 3 to whatever
So, it seems I'm not the type for most found footage stuff and supernatural things that take themselves way to serious, but I'm open for every suggestion and don't really care for age, language (as long as there are subtitle), genre and ratings. Please, just throw your favourite depressing, horrible, frightening movies at me, just everything you liked so far.
sry this got so long
I actually enjoyed that movie as one of very few German movies, but my expectations would have been low, as 99,9% of German movies just suck, kek.>>309159
you heard of the TV series? It's an adaption of the book playing today where they hunt a serial killer. I didn't watch it, as it's German, but you can have more fun than just with book or movie today.
Visitor Q (2001)
They Live (1988) or The Thing (1982) or just watch all the John Carpenter Movies they're fun, they do not suffer from being too serious but some might not be "horror" enough
The Blackcoats Daughter if you want to be hella confused, go in blind.
Christine (1983) for a change of pace
Lake Mungo (2008) if you want to give found footage another chance, it's underrated
The Witch/VVitch (2015) if you are ok with needing subtitles to watch something in English and you want to live deliciously
It Follows (2014) it might not have a lot of bells and whistles but it's scary
The Fly (1986) or Videodrome (1983) I like Cronenberg, if you haven't ever seen his movies you try one of these>>309160
But I'm a Cheerleader
The Court Jester
Life of Brian
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
OSS 117 (from 2006 and 2009)
Cabin in the Woods
Man’s Favorite Sport?
His Girl Friday
The Million Pound Notes
Arsenic and Old Lace
To Be or Not to Be
Lover Come Back
It Happened One Night
Kung Fu Hustle
Kung Pow: Enter the Fist
What We Do in the Shadows
Burn After Reading
Most of them are rather old, but I haven't seen many new comedy movies in the past years. Hope your mood will improve soon.
Visitor Q will go on my list.
I saw Society last year, liked that one very much. And I love They Live and The Thing, Carpenter movies in general are so much fun and I wish he would have made more, but I haven't seen Christine so far, so another one on my list, kek.
Lake Mungo was horrible, sry, I'm really not into found footage, I guess. The Witch was boring, for me. It Follows was amazing, loved that one. I haven't seen The Fly and Videodrome and I loved Naked Lunch, so one of them might be it. Thank you, nonna for taking the time to write this down ♥
Here's some of my personal favorites:
>Evil Dead 1,2,3, the 2013 remake, and Evil Dead Rise
Love the whole series. If you only watch one I recommend the original, but they're all enjoyable.>Train to Busan
Zombie flick. Great action and a compelling story.>The Thing
Entertaining and suspenseful throughout.>Cabin in the Woods
A self-aware horror movie. Tons of great scenes, especially near the end.>Shaun of the Dead
It's a comedy, but it's fun and has zombies.>28 Days Later
I like zombie movies too much. It's grisly but optimistic.>The Host
A monster movie that has scary and light-hearted moments.>The Mist
Might suffer from trying to take itself too seriously at times, but I mostly found it campy. Basically people losing their shit in a grocery store. The ending's a let-down, but everything else is enjoyable.
>>309164>The Blackcoats Daughter if you want to be hella confused, go in blind.
I watched this last night going in blind, I loved it. I was on edge the whole time not knowing what sort of horror it would be, the setting had a really creepy Shining vibe. The non linear structure was so effective and Kiernan's acting was chilling. >>308737
Definitely gonna watch this one, I love found footage and religious themes
Anyway I've been watching horror movies lately, some thoughts>As Above So Below (2014)
Had some really great little scares but the overall plot felt more like an action movie gone wrong than horror>Saw 1 (2004)
Rewatched for the first time since I was a teenager, holds up as a genuinely great thriller. The plot twist really is next level, if any anons somehow haven't seen it or been spoiled I highly recommend it. >The Ritual (2017)
Amazing creature design and cinematography in certain parts, loved the realistic dynamic between the characters. Reminded me of Blair Witch but scared me more.>Dark Water (2002)
Actually made me cry, but the scariest part was the thought of all that water damage + the creepy similarities to Elisa Lam's case over a decade later>Shutter (2004)
Felt pretty generic at first but the ending was very clever and impactful. It's definitely gonna stick with me. >Pulse (2001)
Found the ending a bit meh but totally worth it for some of the earlier scares. It has a 'THAT SCENE' which is going to live in my mind forever, something just so well executed and creepy it made all the hair on my arms stand up.>The Wailing (2016)
Another rewatch, loved it just as much the second time. It's long and slow burn, probably not for everyone but it's masterful. >Insidious (2010)
Really didn't like it, the plot got out of hand and lacked any subtlety or creepiness.
I really like horror/suspense/thriller type horror movies, where the atmosphere does the heavy lifting instead of anything truly visually horrifying. Here’s some of what I’ve watched, ymmv:
Survival horror, a group of women go caving, things go wrong and get worse when they realize they may not be alone> Vivarium
Psychological horror, a couple preparing to buy their first home finds themselves trapped in an empty neighborhood of identical houses that repeat into eternity with a baby that isn’t theirs> Coherence
Suspense Thriller more than true horror, a group of friends meet for a dinner party, a group of friends meet for a dinner party, a group of friends meet for a dinner party, a group…> Nope
Aliens but make it scary, that feeling when you’re being hunted by something you can never hope to understand> Happy Death Day
Who done it slasher crossed with Groundhog Day, a young college woman must relive the day or her death over and over again, can she find the killer before the loop ends?> Babadook
Psychological Horror, a single mum finds herself the target of a dark entity> Cabin Fever
Virus outbreak, a group of college students find themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time when a flesh eating virus outbreak occurs - gorefest> Wyrmwood
A zombie flick, theres been a zombie outbreak in Outback Australia
thanks to every nonna suggesting movies, if you are interested, I will post my final Horrorctober watchlist here around August/September.>>309170
kek, we should watch movies together, saw them all and liked them>>309179Blackcoats Daughter
, hm, I hate Emma Roberts as an actress, she is just horrible, but I might give it a try, as I really like the Shining setting and vibe.
The other ones I have seen so far, hated The Ritual
, but I also hated Blair Witch Project
was one of the most boring, less frightening movies I've ever seen, but I liked the costumes, so it was better than Conjuring
and that stuff.>>309189
Never got around to watch Nope
, so might do it this year, the rest was really nice, except for Vivarium, I found the actors ruined the movie, the story idea was nice though.>>309202Audition
is on my list forever now, I love unsettling Japanese movies and make sure to watch at least one each October, maybe there is a Takashi Miike Box available in my country, will have to look for it soon.>>309239
three times, it's after In my Skin
my favourite French horror movie. Other good ones were The Night Eats the World
, just in case you want to watch some French horror movies yourself in the future.
Emma Roberts can be a drag but she's really good in the Blackcoat's daughter, I can't say anything else without spoilers unfortunately.
Thanks for the Japanese recommendations, such good films. Kairo is also good but maybe a bit slower paced than you'd like, Kaidan Shin Mimibukuro: Yūrei Mansion is also quite spooky and I just kinda like the initial concept of a haunted apartment block with a curfew.
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>>309158>Dead Alive/ Braindead
Funny, campy splatter zombie comedy from when Peter Jackson was still a little weirdo kiwi director and not forced into constantly making epic movies.
>Juan of the Dead
Cuban zombie comedy. Light on the actual horror, very heavy on gags with some action.
>The Wolf House
Chilean stop-motion animation, the best I have ever seen. Very unsettling story and visuals, especially since there is a lot of reality to the story in Chilean history.
>Under the Skin
More of a sci-fi than strictly horror film, but it's very atmospheric and a few sequences will unnerve you.
As far as I'm concerned, it's the best American horror movie from the 70's. It's like a nightmare. Phantasm II is also worth a watch for being a great 80's body horror action flick, but don't bother with the remaining three sequels unless you really fall in love with the first two. Huge drop off in quality.
Great Mexican vampire movie based off of Camilla.
>The Mothman Prophecies
Scared me to death as a kid and when I recently rewatched it, it held up quite well. The kind of horror movie that leaves you without a lot of answers since it's loosely based off of real life events.
>We are the Flesh
Trashy "arty" Mexican movie with all sorts of weird depraved sex stuff. Not really horror, but quite unsettling. Be warned, it is degen.
>O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization
Not horror at all. Post-apocalyptic Polish film. It's one of the best post-apocalyptic dystopias I've ever seen. It's so absurdly horrible it sometimes wraps back around to humorous.
Not horror at all. Post-apocalyptic British film with a savagely gruesome take on nuclear war. Massive downer.
Out of these I mentioned, The Wolf House and Phantasm are my favorites. I know not all of them are horror per se, but you seem to have eclectic taste.
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A few others I thought of.
>A Field in England
Not a horror movie per se, but it is occult and bizarre. It's about some guys on mushrooms being led around by an alchemist.
Another movie that is and isn't a horror movie. Two men go insane on a tiny island.
>Death Bed: The Bed That Eats
You would be shocked at how good Death Bed: The Bed That Eats is while also being exactly what you think it is. Surreal arty horror comedy. The 70's was a different time.
>Manos: The Hands of Fate
Infamously awful horror movie that I think actually works as a nonsensical art piece, unironically. It's not even that it's "so bad it's good," it's just on a whole other plane of existence from a normal rational movie made by people who know how to make movies.
>The Wicker Man (1973)
Best "folk horror" movie I've ever seen and nothing comes close. Lot of occult paganism as well as 70's folk music.
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You all are the best, I don't know which movies to choose, you brought up so many good ones.>>309427
I will believe you and put that movie on my list, if it's horrible I will come back and haunt you, kek. I only saw the remake from Kairo
, but I like slower paced movies, nothing wrong about building up some tension. And I really like listening to the Japanese language.>>309433
Rubber was, something else, you have to be able to take things not to serious, but I enjoyed that movie. >>309436>>309438
You did it, nonna, except for The Mothman Prophecies
and The Wicker Man
I saw none of the movies you mentioned. Threads
has been on my list forever, guess it's finally time. And I never heard of O-Bi, O-Ba
and I love post-apocalyptic things, hope I can find a physical copy somewhere with English subtitles. And sure, some of the movies might not fall under the horror genre, but honestly, what is more horrifying than nuclear war? I'm still traumatised by The Day After
, you don't need blood and gore to make someone sleep unwell.>>309440
as I don't celebrate Christmas in the traditional sense (okay, I don't celebrate it at all, just trying to avoid family), I have another movie watchlist for Christmas and that one is on that list for sure.
>>309158>Tetsuo: The Iron Man
I watched it yesterday and it's extremely bizzare/nonsensical and creepy movie that feels like a homoerotic anime-inspired fever dream with grotesque/depressing atmosphere and body horror. It's a quick watch, only and hour long.
I would warn you though that at the beginning there is a very graphic mutilation scene but there is nothing so that extreme afterwards (I mean, there is still violence but it's not that graphic).
it's a good movie. very good atmosphere of total desperation.
avoid "The Adventures Of Electric Rod Boy" though (by the same director), it's rapey: the statutory rape scene is portrayed as something pleasurable for the young victim girl. straight up porn-esque moans and moves.
If you are the anon I replied to, I would also recommend>Dust (Пыль)
An art house Russian movie from 2001 about an ugly NEET scrote who is approached by scientists who build a machine that can show people their utmost desires. It's very existential and disturbing and very revalent to anyone engrossed in board culture. It's very difficult to explain the entire whole outline of the movie, but I was left with a feeling of dread an unease after watching it. It's like a deep dive into the twisted mind of a terminally online scrote.
I guess it very topical for lolcow since I bet you met a person like that on the internet or, hell, maybe you will see yourself in the main character.
Anyway, it's a disturbing and thought-provoking movie.
not her, just wanted to add some stuff. thank you, will definitely watch.
also, have you watched the other 2 Tetsuo films? are they worth it? some reviews say they're not as surreal/experimental as the first one
NTA but I've seen Tetsuo the Bullet Man, it's not bad but lacks the raw graphic feel of Tetsuo the Iron Man. Still really interesting special effect work, disturbing imagery, and body horror, but it's not the same as the original. It's not really a sequel but an alternate universe take on similar concepts from the original. It's also incest gay rather than just gay.
I hear the third one isn't a direct sequel either but a similar exploration of the same concepts.
thanks, will watch it there if I can't find a physical copy. I really want to get into buying dvd and blu-ray again and not relying on internet and streaming so much, if they take something down or the internet is gone, there is just nothing left.>>309655
wanted to watch that forever now and there is a blu-ray with that and the second movie available with, at least, English subtitles, which is hard to come by in my country for Japanese movies. >>309657
guess I won't be shocked by rape in Japanese movies or movies in general anymore. I saw World of Kanako
and that was a hard piece to swallow. What I really dislike is rape just for some stupid slasher-gore movie like those movies where women are kidnapped, brought onto a farm full of rednecks, get raped and then tortured, without any "story" behind, just for some moids to enjoy.>>309660
dread and unease sounds nice, I mostly don't like Russian movies, but I'm here to try something new, as long as no one comes up with a German movie I won't say there isn't a chance I watch it, kek.
Some old recs:
Don’t Look Now
Carnival of Souls
Eyes Without a Face
The Unknown (1927)
Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
Kwaidan (anthology movie with a couple different stories, Hoichi the Earless is probably the most famous part)
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Just got back from Barbie, I have mixed feelings but overall I think the good outweighed the bad. Honestly just being in a theater full of mostly women all giggling at stupid relatable shit like weird barbie and depression barbie…men will never understand the mix of emotions a young girl experiences when she chops off her barbie's hair and realizes it isn't going to grow back was fun. The humor was pretty hit or miss for me but I had some genuine laughs. There was a ton of meta humor which I didn't personally like, but I think I just dislike when films break the 4th wall at this point, I find it overdone. The actual jokes themselves, even if they didn't land, felt appropriately placed in the movie, such as when Barbie says that she isn't beautiful, conventionally pretty Barbie anymore and the narrator says "note to the filmmaker: Margot Robbie is the wrong person to cast if you want to make this kind of point." The joke is funny because my immediate thought was that the line was funny coming out of Margot's mouth, but I think the delivery didn't land for me. I was worried about how Ken was going to be handled, but he has a full character arc, as well as the other kens, and Barbie explicitly turns him down over and over and they don't become a couple.
there is a feminist message, spoiler: America Ferreira gives a monologue toward the end of the film describing how hard it is to be a woman and how the expectations on women are contradictory: you have to be skinny but not too skinny, in charge but not commanding, a mother (but don't talk about your kids too much) etc. She says this because Barbie is having a crises after being in the human world and realizing that women don't rule everything like they do in Barbieland. It's relatable but it just felt preachy to me.
>if they’re gonna complain about barbie not loving ken, they should’ve started like 20 years ago.
On top of what you said about Ken always being an afterthought, like I mentioned in my first post the Kens actually get an arc that is pretty positive and uplifting for men. It kind of critiques the way that "manosphere" content preys on male insecurity and promotes Ken/men learning how to love themselves outside of how much attention they get from women, or how much control they have over women.
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>>309663>also, have you watched the other 2 Tetsuo films? are they worth it?
The short answer is not really. They are all basically variations on the theme of the original and not sequels or anything. And there are some good elements and sequences to them, but they're all inferior to the original. There's something about the second one where people are covered in "rust" a ton, but the effect is awful and it looks so gross, even grosser than shit. The third one is objectively very very stupid, but somehow I liked it better than the second. I'm in the minority there.
So, not really.>>309679
Really liked Viy and thought about reccing it earlier. So atmospheric. >>309440
This Christmas season, I'll definitely check it out!
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"I posted this in another thread but works better, I think the very issue of trying to make Barbie political is the fact that it is a Barbie movie. It is a soulless brand that only cares about profits and selling useless plastic and nothing else. If this were an indie film that used a Barbie stand-in, I think it would have been received well. However, the very fact that it's a big-budget, corporate-backed Barbie movie takes away from any potential thoughtful message they might have had, and of course there will be people boycotting and criticizing it for being 'woke,' but just as many people will be complimenting it for not being 'woke' enough (which is likely to happen since nothing is ever woke enough).
It's not gay rape. It's part of the Metal Fetishist and Tomoo's backstory that they watched their horrifically abusive father rape their mother at gunpoint as kids. The gun goes off and Tomoo mercy kills his wounded mom and murders his father.
I thought it was more disturbing than porny but your reaction will vary.
I was so excited for the film, for the visuals and maybe some funny-ish nods to old Barbie dolls or something. Well I did kind of get that but it was overshadowed by the forced cringy libfem ass shit and MRA Ken
. They mentioned The Patriarchy like 100 times. I have no words.
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So I just finished watching the barbie film and… its mediocre garbage.
Its the typical "if you love a man he wont be evil" or "men are victims of the partriarchy too" bullshit film.
Ken becomes a misogynist because barbie doesn't return his feelings (and we're supposed to empathize with that) , later the way the Ken's are treated in the barbie world is compared to real life misogyny and we are supposed to feel sorry for all these male Ken dolls who are being oppressed by barbie. Then they say how one day the Ken dolls will get rights in the barbie world just like how women will get rights in the real world.
Just a very shitty boring libfem film.
I actually wouldn't mind if the movie was political if it was executed well…but no this was executed very poorly and this had to be the most disappointing film I have ever seen.
Bad acting, boring, stuck to one topic for too long, buzzwords, one of the redhead actors who plays barbie is a tranny.
Just overall Boring, badly executed libfem movie. This movie will leave you feeling disappointed and bored. The marketing around this film is better than the actual movie, and I feel like a moron for falling for a marketing gimmick.
see point >>309761
any perceived feminist message from the Barbie movie is a worthless cause its still a corporate product, it will try to appeal to broad demographic and end up appealing to no one, its feminism will to be to much for most normies, but not enough for actual feminists, so it was a futile act from the start.
thank you nonnies, i had some worries about them not being as experimental as the first one, that's why i slacked off on them for so long. going to watch them just for the sake of completionism.>>309810
well, from your description the rape scene seems to be placed rationally and not because torture porn like in Denchu-kozo, so it probably won't set me off.
Oppen is popular massively patriarchal places like India where they love Nolan and his penchant for terribly written female characters. So yeah, there's some extra fu to watching Barbie.
Obviously still very corporate but whatever, we take what we get for now.
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Just saw Oppenheimer. Good performances and tight direction (also: the sound is properly mixed kek, unlike Tenet). The pacing is pretty rapid, I only started to feel the runtime towards the end and I never really felt bored. There are a couple explicit sex scenes between Florence Pugh and Cillian Murphy and they're awkward as fuck and I wish I hadn't seen them lol. I understood why Nolan included them but I think he should stick to being a prude going forward. Also, I normally like Florence Pugh but I kind of didn't like her in this movie. Pretty much everyone else was great. Gary Oldman as Truman was a great choice, RDJ is great, Josh Peck and Rodrick Heffley surprise appearances were fun. The ending scene is pretty much perfect imo.
One of my main gripes is that I thought the detonation scene was weirdly tame-looking. When I watch actual trinity footage it's fucking terrifying even without sound. You really feel like you're watching something incredibly wrong and horrific. Maybe minimizing it was an intentional decision by Nolan but aside from the loud-ass sound in the theater it was strangely underwhelming.>>309888
I would say it's worth it to watch even if you are Cillian-averse, though I am a Cillianfag so I am biased, other anons might have to chip in on that one>>309911
I thought the "I have blood on my hands" exchange between Oppenheimer and Truman really happened? So there was that at least, but idk if that's an expression of regret or just a symptom of how self-absorbed he was.
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>>309928> I thought the "I have blood on my hands" exchange between Oppenheimer and Truman really happened?
I just read the whole “he never regretted it” thing in this article. Did it happen? Maybe you’re right, maybe it was an expression of his self importance. Anyway, I agree with you. It didn’t feel obscenely long. The pacing was great. https://www.scientificamerican.com/podcast/episode/heres-what-oppenheimer-gets-right-and-wrong-about-nuclear-history/
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based cillianfag nonnie
, he was so great in the movie
The fact that anons here are whining about it being a reeee libfem tranny propaganda movie is like proving that "as a woman you're damned if you don't and damned if you do" speech in the movie right. Who the fuck cares if a side character was a tranny, it was never even brought up and the character barely had any lines, Greta Gerwig is based as fuck for actually making a mainstream Hollywood movie that had a very solid feminist message. I fucking wish this movie and its very comprehensive destructuring of female socialization existed when I was a kid.
>we are supposed to feel sorry for all these male Ken dolls who are being oppressed by barbie.
Congrants on completely misunderstanding this part too. I swear anons here just decided to hate the movie because of one tranny, felt a female director must mean "libfem garbage" and because it's a "soulless corporate cash grab" and never looked past that.
>>310015>It’s a good start, and I love to see the discussions from women on how they could resonate with the message and how weak men are for being pissy about it.
Exactly, even one of the characters said "we can't make it perfect but we can make it better". The statement that women are underrepresented in positions of power, capitalism is designed to work against them and men don't give them the respect they deserve is a fact based on objective observations, not some ultra woke statement that should make men and pickmes seethe.
>At least it didn’t say some shit like “nooo it’s ok for Barbie to be a dumb bimbo it’s her choice and you shouldn’t judge!!” Which is honestly what I was scared for.
I was scared for this exact thing too, but it ended up with "let her be a human being". That's such a rare message in movies, a woman is just right and sufficient just living her day as an average person, she doesn't have to be a sluttified bimbo or a president to be valued as a human being.
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Cillianfags unite. Haters can make fun all they want, but there is no emotion those freaky eyes can't convey – immaculate performance suited for the portrayal of a man with such baggage. The cast is full of pleasant surprises. Josh Peck of all people being the one to hit the button was amusing, he also did a good job kek
Oppenheimer is an audiovisual treat, the giant screen and aggressive seat rumbling in IMAX was worth paying for. I got everything I was expecting from this film and more. Nolan's best in my opinion.
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So this is what libfems really think patriarchy is?
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also I hate t o admit it, but Ryan Gosling really was the best actor in this shit film, he made it as ridilcous as possible.
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the twitter reactions to Oppenheimer have been really funny. If the film had shown the bombings in gruesome detail it would have been criticized as exploitative and also wouldn't have made any sense because Oppenheimer never went to Japan. Japan has been telling their side of the story for 70 fucking years kek what kind of value could Nolan possibly add to that end?
I've seen so many tweets like that and I guess their point is that it's bad that films like that are getting made in general and that they are popular with a wide audience. As long as it's not glorifying a horrible crime and focusing on the people responsible like they are the real victims
, I don't see how it's an issue though. Like you said, the actually affected people have been making their own films about it, but I bet that the people complaining the most aren't even supporting those.
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Do you think they would have preferred it like this (from an old movie called Barefoot Gen depicting the bombings)?
like we need more victim
porn of one of the most fucked up parties involved in the war. "yellowlivesmatter" asian americans are so deeply out of touch.
My big complaint about Oppenheimer is that it's blatantly well-timed propaganda. The free Playstation subscription game this month was also Call of Duty Black Ops: Cold War
You cannot convince me these are not coincidences and that these are not part of the propaganda machine to get Americans softened & primed for the next big war.
Twittertards need to think a little more big picture sometimes.
Just watched the film and I really want to like it, but it was all libfem shit and the meta humor didn't do it for me.
And it isn't even libfem done right, the script is painfully unsubtle and the America Ferrera speech was pure cringe, now I understand what Cody Diablo was talking about when she said the execs wanted to write a "Girlboss". I seriously expected more from Greta Gerwig, she has great films and I wonder if some exec meddling is the reason for such a blatant pop feminist message.
Aside from a couple of scenes it wasn’t that loud nonnie
so unless you’re really sensitive to noise I don’t think you need earplugs. The sex scenes were really awkward and unnecessary for me though so you should probably get stoned
Thanks for the reply. Sounds like I'll skip the earplugs but not the weed kek. Sex in movies is always so awkward but it just seems so particularly weird in a movie about an actual guy's life.>>310101
If you can't be blunt with them and they won't buy it being too long as an excuse, there's always the well-timed bathroom break option.
The ones who end up missing the point just don't have that much knowledge to reason. It's the same type of people who take a concept way overboard.
It was kinda funny witnessing people leaving the theater and not getting the point of the movie too. I overheard a woman behind me saying, "There was a joke that made all
the men laugh… I don't get it." The funny part was maybe like 5 dudes laughed at this obscure reference, I was sitting next to Nigel and he said the reference was not even needed. Also the character who made the reference was a woman, so it wasn't even a "for the men" type of thing.
Overall, I did like the message of the movie; patriarchy is made up. It exists because men feel like they need a guide on how to exist and the only thing they can hold onto is that they're physically stronger than women on average, that's it. As a society, we allow corruption the opportunity to take power, which keeps patriarchal concepts alive and the less logical majority uphold it because they just want to have a guide on how to exist too. With patriarchy in it's place, ordinary women have to prove themselves they're doing better at existing than each other.
seconding this anon. When Cillian meets Florence Pugh at the commie function, get up and go to the bathroom as soon as they start talking one-on-one. Honestly as soon as you see her for the first time just dip for like five minutes. There's another one later – there will be a nude scene between Cillian and Florence which should indicate to you the scene is coming up, you can leave for like another five.>>310122
it was the Snyder Cut joke wasn't it lol
I really enjoyed Barbie. It was colorful and silly, the musical sections were fun, plenty of comedy, Ken chewed the scenery and Margot Robbie had a lot of heart. My friend and I were seated next to these little girls and at the end of the film they were so hyped up and it was their "favorite movie now" so even if you think it's basic bitch tier feminism its new to lots of younger viewers. >>310127
Very similar experience. The crowd I went with was loving it and laughing the whole way through and it's nice to know I wasn't the only person who teared up. I know Ryan Gosling is getting a lot of praise for Ken but Margot Robbie was really able to make me feel for her character. Like the part where she realizes the girls think she's lame and she's embarrassed and walks off in tears, heartbroken, or where she admits to being upset that she isn't special like the other Barbies.
My BIGGEST unpopular opinion and please don't jump me but I actually wanted Barbie and Ken to get together
. I completely understand why that didn't happen and get arguments about how it could have weakened the film but it seemed to me like the Barbies and Kens were very emotionally 'simple' beings who gained emotional complexity from the people that played with them and from their experiences out in the real world and that first point locks them into a very childish understanding of relationships. Ken is literally made for Barbie and intrinsically drawn towards her as a result while Barbie's disinterest mirrors the disinterest expressed in the real world. It could have been cute for Barbie and Ken to develop past that initial limitation and then relate to each other on a less shallow, more genuine level. Barbie is the one that develops the most in the film and develops past Ken so ultimately they were mismatched but I was rooting for him lol.
Ken wasn't even really a bad guy he just liked horses.
second this. I'm not going to support some half assed attempt at a feminist HOLLYWOOD comedy.
It was shit, that's all there is to it.
I doubt actual people who aren't normies went to go see it to hear it cater word for word to their feminist beliefs.
I honestly went ironically because my friends and I slapped it as a Literally Me movie because Ryan Gosling is in it. Throughout the film, it reminded me A LOT of the Flintstones Movie, and it was hilarious the fact Barbie was called a fascist by a character who either watched a Jordan Peterson video or one too many BuzzFeed videos about feminism. I feel the feminist sentiments in the film were self aware at least with the buzzwords being used.
I also hope it wasn't coincidental they chose stereotypical white American Barbie to relate to an American Latina, because both demographics in the modern world want the same things in life.
I re-watched the first installment of The Matrix trilogy. It had great storytelling and concepts, it reminded me a lot of Treasure Planet, but taking place even more in the future.
Even reading over the whole trans allegory one of the Wachowski brothers made up 15 years later, the movie was still enjoyable. I attempted to view the movie from the trans perspective and it made no sense to be specific to just trans, you could replace trans with any societal concept, like racism and sexism, and it would work with the Matrix.
Either way, good film. The iconic gun scenes were nice to look at again. The ending was shit. Trinity basically saying "I love you," made Neo survive and then they kiss, credits roll. Sure, it was a planned trilogy, but it could've ended a bit more meaningful.
I had no idea Reloaded and Revolutions were released 6 months apart. Thinking back at my childhood, it felt almost 2 years apart. This marathon is going to end with Resurrections, which I haven't seen yet so that's gonna be fun.
After the testing was done, the general left with what I presume to be the final bombs and Oppenheimer asking him to keep Oppenheimer in the loop about everything. He didn’t and it showed Oppenheimer being stressed about getting the phone call from him the day the bombing was meant to happen. He never got a call, he had to find out with everyone else when Truman announced the first bomb being dropped on the radio. As the announcement was being made, the general called Oppenheimer and thanked him for everything. However, from that point on, they make it apparent that Oppenheimer starts feeling a lot of anxiety and (seemed to me) regret surrounding the bombs actually killing people. At one point, after his speech to the people at Los Alamos, he seems to have a sort of panic attack? He can’t hear anything, the lights are blinding, he sees people crying and even steps on an imagined, charred to a crisp, corpse as he’s leaving the gym. This is all from memory, so idk how much time there actually was between the test and the bomb, but it didn’t feel long at all to me.
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male outrage over the barbie movie is so kekky
I didn't dislike the movie actually, best part was with the Ken's and the Ken wars. Should have been a musical with more dance scenes, Margot robbie looks the role but she didn't play up the absurdity aspect enough for me. Give it a 6.5 maybe a 7 at times.
Was surprised by how waterdown and libfem the film's version of feminism was, and the end didn't touch on what I wanted it to. I kind of wanted it to end with barbie realizing make up and clothing, was she dressing this way as a genuine version of self expression or is her version of self expression reliant on the male gaze? Does hyperfemninity or masculinity exist in a vacuum or is the feminine or masculine self derived from our need to be validated sexually by the other gender? Doesn't really dissect gender as hard as I wanted it to and just kind of settled on "women can be ambitious and men can be emotional, and having one gender have more power is bad". Otherwise best part of the film was Ken dancing and the visuals
>>310245>I kind of wanted it to end with barbie realizing make up and clothing, was she dressing this way as a genuine version of self expression or is her version of self expression reliant on the male gaze?
It was made pretty clear that Barbie lived in a matriarchal society where men only served as props for their everyday lives so this angle wouldn't have made sense since all the women were clearly doing whatever they did out of their own volition. The fact that it was pink and feminine was only because the property happens to be known for that, not because the Kens forced them to. The titular Barbie's issue was that she didn't have a purpose while other Barbies were doctors and lawyers and so forth, hence why she was the "stereotypical Barbie". In the end she found peace with just living for herself as an autonomous person, just like Ken did.
>Doesn't really dissect gender as hard as I wanted it to and just kind of settled on "women can be ambitious and men can be emotional, and having one gender have more power is bad".
The story wasn't really about dissecting the dichotomy of genders but more about learning to accept yourself as a woman. It was about women who struggle to be accepted and have a purpose in their lives. Barbie lived in a society where women held all the power, yet still developed an existential crisis because she wanted to find her place in the world where all her friends have prestigious positions inspiring little girls (like women are often expected to be to have value) yet she's just "pretty and nice". I think people get so stuck on the provocative scenes that they completely missed these parts about the story, like Barbie smiling at that old grandma telling her that she's beautiful, and the grandma replying "I know". I'm really waiting on people to create comprehensive video essays to explain it in detail because so far the only ones available are just right wing scrotes having a meltdown over le evil feminist agenda.
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The Snyder cut joke and "Note to the filmmakers:" got huge laughs in my theater
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Ew. This is LC you can say lesbian here. The actress for the Ghostbusters movie is Kate McKinnon who is a lesbian and gave the mad scientist character autistic lesbian vibes. Best part of that movie, easily.
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I posted this in the stupid questions thread and didn't get a genuine answer, but why do libfems(and male feministS) seem to hate snyder so much, his films are dude-broish but he's not any worse then the average male director.
Honestly she was the only part of ghost busters I actually liked.>>310356
From the few movies I've seen of his, his work is dude-broish, but in a weird kind of "wouldn't trust this guy with my drink" sort of way. Always reducing any powerful female characters to eye candy, gratuitous panning down their bodies, hamfisted jokes about their sexual attractiveness, etc. Also his movies are just kind of bad. It's like he has a formula he always follows and it's never not bland or boring, but in the most try-hard edgiest way?
You know you can't just use "libfems" as a catch-all for women you don't like, I doubt any based radfem enjoys Snyder's shitty dudebro films either. >>310352
NTA but that "queer coded" was pretty obviously ironic wording. And I enjoyed her character in the Barbie movie a lot since yeah, she was very obviously coded as a lesbian and Kate McKinnon pulled it off perfectly.
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I watched Being John Malkovich last night not knowing anything about the film and ended up loving it. Doesn't take itself too seriously and has an interesting message about existentialism. I actually laughed out loud more than I have at a movie in a long time.
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This is much pretty much the best take regarding Barbie, its fine but I do also feel alt-right twitter-tards are gonna make ken into a far-right symbol for the next 2-3 years.
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Well they do love a defeated-looking Ryan Gosling
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Jesus christ, the seethe. But it's nice to know that even on 4chan there are men who oppose this way of retarded thinking (if that "father of a daughter" is actually real ofc)
That kid was the most obnoxius shit oh my god- I dont think I could be more sick of the whole bArBIe aFfeCTs gIRl's sELf-iMAgE when me nor even one kid I knew thought of them any different from our other toys. It's fucking adults who put these ideas in kids' minds and it pisses me off so much that just because a doll is shaped like a woman it has to cause so much freaking out
"BuT hEr bOdY-" Absolutely no different from "boy's" action figures. My brother had a deluxe Wolverine with tits as big as any Barbie>>310524>Everyone in my theater laughed or groaned at the part where they said he’s beautiful
Just watched it today and I found it fun but I completely agree.I feel that the movie expected way too much instinctive positivity from the viewer regarding being human with that ending. For that ending to work they really needed to have Barbie actually connect with the real world, which they didn't at all (except for that one scene with the bench grandma, but that's not a substantial connection), or at the minimum have her connect with the mom and daughter so they would work as Barbie's connection to the real world.
I also think America Ferrera's rants felt really cheap as character building. They work fine as a gag/narrative tool/moment, but it feels really cheap to only have her rant about women's issues for five minutes instead of actually showing her or even the daughter actually experiencing life as real women.
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>America Ferrera's rants felt really cheap>I got bored with the long winded speeches
so glad others felt this way, this was my biggest problem with the movie!
Weirdly enough I had the same problem with Greta's Little Women movie (it's the only other film of her's that I've seen). I enjoyed the movie but didn't like Jo and Amy's speeches because they felt so…off. Almost unnatural and trying too hard. I just kinda blamed the book, but felt the moments could have had more subtlety/nuance.
Same thing with the Barbie movie. The monologues were so on the nose and too heavy-handed. Good message but presented in a way that lacked any creativity. It's like the movie was saying a lot but saying nothing at the same time.
I enjoyed the film but I saw a lot of the same problems in Barbie that I saw in Little Women; the plot was a bit of a mess and there were some questionable choices, but there's enough gold in there to overlook it.
>>310909>My only criticism is that the movie is very on the nose with "men have been really shite to women eh?" and then they include a tranny… it's just a bit of a weird choice.
I thought so too but the Barbies always included Alan in everything they did and he's unambiguously a guy so I'm going to see the tranny Barbie the same way as Alan: the gay guy who was almost only hanging out with girls at school.
>Why they thought this was a kids movie I have no idea
They maybe thought it was going to be more like Toy Story but live action. It was obviously nostalgia bait for gen X and millenial women once you see the trailers but if you just see posters and nothing else it's hard to guess.
>I thought I was gonna be the only one dressed up at the theatre, but no, almost everyone wore pink
It's the reverse for me, I don't have a lot of pink clothes and even then I didn't even think about wearing pink at all while all the women and some of the men were dressed in pastel pink of hot pink for the movie. >>310810>I got bored with the long winded speeches
Personally I thought these speeches were too straight forward in a movie that used the Barbie World as a metaphor for the real world from the point of view of girls and women. They weren't subtle at all so they look out of place. But I don't think I could imagine a scene where these speeches could have turned into more natural conversations because all the Barbies are so far removed from the real world and the main one is discovering it. It's not like the mom and the main Barbie could have been like>oh you know what it's like to have teenagers and work fulltime, it's so hard>right? It's so stressful, I feel so tired all the time and my manager is giving me even more work haha
etc. Or something like that idk.
No. I can see it. She says 'I love you' and has a deep-ish voice. Also, has a dog.
Not to mention that she goes Mad Max at the end, rather than hanging out with the Kens. As in, always being on the girls' side. Despite them having called her 'weird barbie'.
I live in a Euro country and have atrocious experiences with US males, but Euro males are generally ok in my area. So it was hard for me to relate to the awful sexism in the 'real world' because it was based in America.
The Kens were really really trashy. I was confused about this, Ken and Barbie struck me as 'East Coast Upper Class' people. Ken is a girls' toy. So wouldn't it make more sense for Ken to be a nice boy who likes books and treats girls well? Why does Kenland have to be trashy? The girls do not come off as lower class, so why are dudes lower class? Why are they not doing debate clubs and boxing and snooty boy stuff. These barbies have shit taste in Kens.
Also the whole gay Kens being on the barbie's side. If this were the 1980's, I could see it. These days, I don't think they would be on the girls' side. They would be enjoying the trashfest with the Kens.
There was no sexy Kenfighting, but at least they wore cute little Tennis shorts and did some kind of dance wrestling? I wanted more sexy Ken fights :(
Finally, the speech about women being this and that and finding this and that hard was yet another thing I couldn't relate to, as a girl, because I have never been concerned with those things. And I really did like Barbie as a kid.
Kek at there being a fat barbie, but no fat Ken tho.(":(")
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Barbie was funny in some parts, cringy in others. Overall, I thought it was alright but it definitely had to toe a corporate line so it fell flat in a lot of places. I'd give it a 6.5-7. The visuals were great and I really enjoyed the CG sight gags in Barbieland. Margot Robbie was best at the understated part with the bench grandma where she's kind of "waking up" in the real world. Barbie's third eye opened for a moment there but then they went back to the campy, weird story. It was a little too meta and on the nose in some parts. If I had a young daughter who liked Barbie I'd show her the 00-10's animated movies which are more unironically "girl power" than this GenX/Millenial nostalgia bait. As a bonus they also contain zero trannies.
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Found this stupid graphic on Facebook for anyone wondering what the conservatard crazies didn’t like about the movie.
I haven't watched other works by Gerwig but I enjoyed the Barbie movie (although of course I really hated that she included a tranny, ugh). The speeches delivered by America Ferrera's character didn't fall flat to me, I think that it was nice to have something so clearly enunciated in a movie that, despite not being writen for young audiences, is being watched by a lot of minors, plus, I think it made sense that she was talking like that to the barbies from Barbieland since they don't understand the struggles of real women (pretty much like if a feminist explains that to liberal middle/upper class women, and to me Greta Gerwig is the later kek). The fact that at the end Barbie goes to the gynecologist put a smile on my face because I think that the only way to interpret that is that real women have female genitalia and that was necessarily a change that the protagonist experienced after becoming human. Older women I know that have watched the movie agree that it was funny and relatable as hell. I hope that last line makes all the troons seethe.>>311007> If I had a young daughter who liked Barbie I'd show her the 00-10's animated movies which are more unironically "girl power" than this GenX/Millenial nostalgia bait. As a bonus they also contain zero trannies.
I agree with this. I recently rewatched Barbie in the Nutcracker and Clara is an amazing character: smart, brave and caring. The Nutcracker is also a very decent secondary character.
>>311151>Trans Barbie doctor is a main character
Nitpick because I know what the moid is trying to say, but imagine being so retarded you don't even understand the definition of such a basic narrative concept as "main character" kek. Tranny Barbie is firmly a secondary character. Boomers don't know how to say "reocurring character"
I'm also very confused by the last two points. I the last point just a shittily phrased repetition of the second point? And I don't remember any gay couple, was there a gay couple in the second long shots of people staring at them in the beach and I didn't notice?>>311156
I don't think the speech was bad, and I agree with you that it's good for a movie to talk about those issues so openly and clearly, but I think it would have been way more poignant, relevant, relatable and cathartic if the movie actually showed just a bit of the character's struggle before the speech.
I felt the movie's feminist message was held back by the human characters being so underdeveloped, which is a shame because I don't think it's bad at all, but I think it had potential to be much much stronger (even while still staying at a normie friendly level)
Ayrt and I agree with you. I was a little bit confused by Ferrera's character husband, I think it would have been a good decision to make her a single parent and show her struggles as a working mother. It would have made sense that the relationship with her daughter was that tense (besides teen angst) since children use to blame the parent that stays instead of the one that abandons them, and that is almost always the mother and then the father respectively.>>311178
Yes kek, one can only hope that Greta radpills herself and leaves his geriatric husband
I kinda liked the idea of there being a two parent family where the dad is just off to the side, not in a 'he doesn't parent' way but in a, hey, this is aimed at women so we don't need an extra male character.
He had small characterisation like learning Spanish for his Spanish speaking wife, just a little extra some dudes are alright and normal but still insignificant in a barbie world.
>>311185>to me he was there to show "not all men" in the real world are misogynistic oppressors but they are still clueless and useless about the world around them
Well, I can't agree with that but I respect it>>311201>He had small characterisation like learning Spanish for his Spanish speaking wife
Oh shit, was that what he was doing? Because I am spanish and I watched the movie dubbed and they gave him some sort of Scandinavian accent or something instead because otherwise it wouldn't make any sense and I swear I did not know what was going on. At first I thought that he was not the real father of Sasha but a random northern European guy that was Sasha's stepfather kek