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Old 09-20-2018, 09:57 PM   #4561
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I'd take a low calibre bullet for you as far as interpersonal respect and admiration goes, but I'd still resent your love of Nolan while hopped up on morphine in recovery.
The ironic thing is that the only reason I'd be in the path of that bullet is that I was trying to prevent Nolan's assassination so that he could make more movies.

 
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:01 PM   #4562
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If only he was shot at the wrap party for Following.

 
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:02 PM   #4563
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I know liking Nolan is un-post-punk these days because he's big-budget Hollywood and all that, but I think there are rare times when legitimate artistic merit and what's commercially lucrative intersect, and Nolan is one of such creators occupying that intersection.

 
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:06 PM   #4564
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We're still talking about the Nolan that did Insomnia, Inception and those awful Batman movies, aren't we?

 
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:06 PM   #4565
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If only he was shot at the wrap party for Following.
I really dug how they were able to use sepia to mask some of the uncimematic characteristics brought on by relying entirely on natural lighting, but damn, I had to turn the volume way up to hear any of the dialogue on that one.

Still, it has everything I like in Nolan films: themes about obsession, subjective perception of reality, and a neat twist. 7/10 would go back in time and prevent assassination

 
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:07 PM   #4566
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To be fair, I haven't seen the war film with One Direction in it.

There's a chance that's good, right?

 
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:09 PM   #4567
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We're still talking about the Nolan that did Insomnia, Inception and those awful Batman movies, aren't we?
Insomnia and Dunkirk are the only two I haven't seen yet. Nothing I've heard about Insomnia has interested me much.

But I maintain that the first two entries of the Batman series are 👌. And I liked Inception, too.

 
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:11 PM   #4568
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it has everything I like in Nolan films: themes about obsession, subjective perception of reality, and a neat twist
When run through my forum dispute translator, you're just telling me his one-trick pony act has yet to run thin for you.

 
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Old 09-20-2018, 10:14 PM   #4569
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We've discussed The Dark Knight enough by now that it's become like seeing an adult leaving cookies out for Santa.

This is the closest I've gotten to seething outrage.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:09 AM   #4570
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Dunkirk honestly bored me just about to tears.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 12:12 AM   #4571
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It's worth noting that I'm one of those weirdos who really liked Interstellar a lot.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:51 AM   #4572
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don't you dare pos rep him, elphenor. don't you dare!!
someone's got to make up for all the negs i've been sending

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:51 AM   #4573
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Mandy - too good but sometimes not enough. brilliant Cage. soundtrack bonerific.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:52 AM   #4574
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aw hell! (del)

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 02:55 AM   #4575
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Just saw The VVitch.

I at least went into it having had heard that it isn't really a conventional "horror movie," and that it's marketing as a conventional horror film is probably what soured some audiences on it, so I didn't bring those kinds of expectations to it. But I really don't understand why anybody would be disappointed to find that this isn't a typical horror film, because most typical horror films are awful.

I thought it was pretty good. My interpretation is that withcraft is being used as symbolism for female development and cultural understandings of the female body as "deviant" that are rooted in religion. The imagery of blood being used by witches in Satanic rituals seems to be remniscient of menstruation, and the conflation of blood and lactation in a couple of scenes (the goat lactating blood, the matriarch under the illusion that she is breastfeeding her son when really, a crow is pecking at her breast) seems to me to symbolize a rejection of motherhood, which is the greatest deviation from "proper female bodily function" in some religious spheres, and is synonymous with witchery. The accusations of Thomasin being a witch seem to be manifestations of her family's fears and uncertainty about her coming of age (which is also illustrated by the fact that they discuss marrying her off to another family for money, as she is nearing the age where that is to be expected).

The cinematography was really nice, with frames almost looking like charcoal portraits. The cinematographer also seems quite fond of using dark characters against mostly dark backgrounds, but framing them within a small window of light or bright white space.

I feel as though the descent into paranoia could have been done in a more gradual manner, and the payoff could have been better, but overall, I liked the film.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 08:28 AM   #4576
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It's worth noting that I'm one of those weirdos who really liked Interstellar a lot.
Interstellar was fine. Arrival was much better tho.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 01:36 PM   #4577
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Mandy - too good but sometimes not enough. brilliant Cage. soundtrack bonerific.
yes. style over substance. that style, though.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:53 PM   #4578
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Wow, I can't find any of the movies I've been meaning to watch on Netflix.

Canadian Netflix a shit.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:56 PM   #4579
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Any recs?

I'm kind of in the mood for a crime film, noir, or neo-noir right now, but I'm not necessarily set on that.

Also mostly in the mood for something kinda darker, but it doesn't have to be, like, the darkest of dark, most depressing shit in the world. Essentially, I just don't feel like watching a comedy right now, but probably not a Holocaust movie or one of those movies about how human endeavour is pointless, either.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 10:57 PM   #4580
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I mean, human endeavour is pointless, yes, but I don't feel like I've got the energy or time for that sort of movie right now.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:16 PM   #4581
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I guess I'll be Touch of Evil tonight.

 
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Old 09-21-2018, 11:44 PM   #4582
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Ex_Machina

masterpiece
Isaac's performance is just a complete masterpiece and on my third viewing it hasn't gotten old at all

all 3 main performances are great but Nathan is like the most entertaining character of the last few years

 
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:56 AM   #4583
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yes. style over substance. that style, though.
you said it better. I really love it though. I've watched it 5 times this week. it's one of the prettiest things I've seen.

 
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Old 09-22-2018, 01:58 AM   #4584
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Any recs?

I'm kind of in the mood for a crime film, noir, or neo-noir right now, but I'm not necessarily set on that.

Also mostly in the mood for something kinda darker, but it doesn't have to be, like, the darkest of dark, most depressing shit in the world. Essentially, I just don't feel like watching a comedy right now, but probably not a Holocaust movie or one of those movies about how human endeavour is pointless, either.
what like la confidential or black dhalia or blade runner 2049....

Naked (Mike Leigh) is my recommendation if you haven't seen it.

 
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Old 09-22-2018, 02:05 AM   #4585
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Sicario 2. I'll give it a B. The first one was A+

I didn't like the end of this one. You can tell they decided beforehand that they were going to make a third so they wrote a shitty ending so they could make another movie.

 
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:03 AM   #4586
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i don't wanna watch that

Sicario seemed like such a perfectly resolved story and removing Blunt's character...
like I just don't get why it had to be made
especially without the director and DP
like where is there to really go

you pick up what i'm laying down for you, snapperhead?

 
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Old 09-22-2018, 03:30 AM   #4587
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I saw Woody Allen's Anything Else...

well... it was ok...

 
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I've wanted to rewatch this for a while. Loved it the first time around but it's not streaming anywhere.

 
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Old 09-22-2018, 06:26 AM   #4589
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ex machina is great I just ended up buying it.

I watched shot caller tonight it's pure discharge D-

 
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Old 09-22-2018, 08:32 PM   #4590
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I'm kind of in the mood for a crime film, noir, or neo-noir right now, but I'm not necessarily set on that.
I would have mentioned it before, but did you ever see Before the Devil Knows You're Dead?

Fits the bill and provides a neat call-back to our thing about non-linear narrative structure.

 
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