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bloodrose wrote

A few recent ones I've enjoyed:

  • Just Mercy
  • Knives Out
  • JoJo Rabbit

Some older (recentish) good ones:

  • 3 billboards outside ebbing missouri
  • Wonder Woman
  • Sorry to Bother You
  • Won't You Be My Neighbor
  • The Hate You Give
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ziq wrote (edited )

Captain Fantastic

Into the Wild

Ghost World

The Pursuit of Happiness

Fight Club

Being John Malkovich

Gattaca

The Dark Knight

Once Upon a Time in Hollywood

Crumb

Sorry to Bother You

American Beauty

Speed Racer

Raising Arizona

Garden State

Drop Dead Fred

American History X

Election

BlacKkKlansman

Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

Fargo

High Fidelity

Citizen Ruth

The Wolf of Wall Street

Interstellar

12 Years a Slave 

The Shawshank Redemption

Welcome to the Dollhouse

The Pianist

There Will Be Blood

Harold & Maude

V For Vendetta

No Country For Old Men

True Grit (2010)

Catch Me if You Can

American Splendor

Art School Confidential

The Big Lebowski

Straight Outta Compton

Man on the Moon

Punch Drunk Love

Terminator 2: Judgement Day

Office Space

Up!

Downsizing

Grave of the Fireflies

Training Day

Phone Booth

Django Unchained

The Revenant

The Truman Show

Galaxy Quest

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subrosa OP wrote

Watched Climax (2018) the other day. Gaspar Noe has a unique style, I like that, but his movies often border on edgy and weird for the sake of being edgy and weird, which can get boring very quickly.

Some personal favorites:

  • Primer (2004)
  • Coherence (2013)
  • Midsommar (2019)
  • Le Trou (1960)
  • Spirited Away (2001)
  • Y Tu Mamá También (2001)
  • Parasite (2019)
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black_fox OP wrote

the main character Paul in Dune, is mostly 15 throughout the book, and a kind of naive headstrong hero, tough-ish and brave-- sometimes to a fault. i haven't seen a Chalamet movie but my spouse has seen some and she says he always plays a sensitive boy, so we'll see if can play Paul well.

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black_fox OP wrote

i'm going to see Dune, but i don't know how much i'll like Chalamet as Paul. will probably see Cherry though i never read it. was gonna say i'd see Brave New World but then i saw it says "series on forthcoming NBCU streaming service Peacock," so probably not. i don't think i'll be motivated enough to pirate it.

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ziq OP wrote (edited )

It has a lot to love, was incredibly emotional, had some great character moments, epic action scenes... but it was also convoluted, exposition-heavy, badly paced and goes out of its way to shit on the previous movie, which annoyed me because I loved what Rian Johnson did.

The fanboys hated Johnson's movie for ditching the 'great bloodline' royalist bullshit, for Luke being a nihilist, and for prominently featuring an Asian woman who isn't 'Hollywood-hot' as a star.

The new movie almost completely cut Rose out (I think she had 3 lines total), retconned away the "You don't come from royal lineage, you're no one" stuff and literally had Luke say "I was wrong" about everything he said in the previous movie.

The biggest problem is there's so much action you don't have a chance to breathe. It needed to be 2 movies, or at least an hour longer so they could pace it properly and have quiet character moments. It feels like everyone is rushing to the finish line through the whole movie.

They also introduced several new characters and did nothing with them except give the legacy characters potential future love interests in comics, books and games.

The best thing about it was that the team was together through the whole movie instead of being separated like in the last 2, but it was all so rushed that their friendship doesn't really feel earned.

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