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17 hours ago, iococoi said:

yeppers, i ve seen it before..it's just some extra kitsch thingy @ christmas time. a local independent cinema showing some cult things in their original format from time to time..

heh. i wish i was near an awesome place like that. was lucky enough to see The Shining earlier this year, a lot of places showing it as a one-off to promote the sequel. maybe there'll be a resurgence of classic film screenings in 2020? maybe even some good new films...

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Watched 8 1/2 for the first time yesterday. Also first Fellini for me. I have trouble with older films because they don't feed you information and story as smooth as films nowadays, but ultimately they usually deliver a deeper type of greatness. I was on the verge of boredom through most of the movie but lo and behold, towards the end everything came together very nicely and I understood the praise. Good one!

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Watched The Laundromat with the gf, pretty entertaining look at the comedy of errors that led to the Panama Papers.  It takes The Big Short approach, breaking the 4th wall but never straying too far into complicated exposition.

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4 hours ago, iococoi said:

 

^^

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Watched Joker over the weekend, it was not exactly what I was expecting (in a good way). Phoenix was phenomenal, very much enjoyed the ambiguity of an unreliable narrator. Not sure why all the hate, it was exactly what is set out to be: an interesting character study, well acted, placing the framework of the comics in a much more real (if still slightly comic book-y) setting. Won't watch it again (why subject yourself to the horrors of this film when the real world already has it in spades?), but glad I watched it once. 

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On 1/8/2020 at 3:22 AM, Gocab said:

As long as they keep the papyrus font I'm all good.

They already changed it :facepalm: I noticed it on the logo they use for Avatar in Disney+   Its too unique for them to just use it once so I'm expecting for it to replace the delightfully shitty papyrus on future sequels. :catrage:

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had to add the flipping table cat after watching that gosling SNL papyrus sketch where he flips the table
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Just watched Jojo Rabbit.

Not sure what to make of it. The beginning is quite funny. It’s sort of what you expect if you’ve seen the trailer. That does not, however, make for a 108 minute film so after a while it gets more serious and I’m not sure that’s a good thing.

Oh well. Definitely worth seeing.

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It would’ve probably been better if they’d actually had Jojo betray the girl and , as a consequence, his mom. Probably too grim for Waititi, though, which is fair, but then maybe just stick to the lightness he does so well and keep the mother alive. The way it is now feels unsatisfying to me.

Anyway, my 2cts.

 

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found this excruciatingly boring. really confused what anyone finds so fascinating about this guy and the guy making 'hereditary' and 'midsommar' but at least this guy's films sound interesting on paper. willem dafoe is clearly having too much fun with this role whereas the other guy seemed a mixture of being aloof and confused- but then again, i didn't care.

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this was so much better but WTF? the director basically chronicles his ex-wives private life; from a lesbian relationship, interracial bf to the eventual birth of her daughter from that relationship i.e. he films her giving birth in his apartment solo on a makeshift bed of newspapers.

i didn't really get the feeling the film had any message behind it (perhaps the obsession with the main subject?) yet i somewhat felt like i got something deeper beyond the superficial voyeurism out of it

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JoJo Rabbit
 

Glad to see Waititi is still on top form, hopefully he'll continue to do the writing/directing/producer shtick and not sell out too much to Hollywood. Excellent performances and enjoyable throughout! He's one of few directors who can blur the lines between kid/adult films so well. 

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Was sick yesterday so I watched the Suspiria remake for some reason. It definitely has a couple of cool moments but good lord, that movie severely needed another pass in the editing bay (and probably in the script stage too - it's overwritten like crazy). Shame, because the few cool scenes were legitimately good. 

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On 1/11/2020 at 4:45 AM, Nebraska said:

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found this excruciatingly boring. really confused what anyone finds so fascinating about this guy and the guy making 'hereditary' and 'midsommar' but at least this guy's films sound interesting on paper. willem dafoe is clearly having too much fun with this role whereas the other guy seemed a mixture of being aloof and confused- but then again, i didn't care.

Yep, an overhyped hipster wankathon that was painful to watch deflate into utter pointlessness (except being a textbook example of style over substance).

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On 1/10/2020 at 10:45 PM, Nebraska said:

MV5BZjZmYmVlNGUtNjhhZS00MmQwLTk2NzAtZjFh

found this excruciatingly boring. really confused what anyone finds so fascinating about this guy and the guy making 'hereditary' and 'midsommar' but at least this guy's films sound interesting on paper. willem dafoe is clearly having too much fun with this role whereas the other guy seemed a mixture of being aloof and confused- but then again, i didn't care.

 

definitely not enough 70s LA TnA smut

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