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post #331 of 428
Thanks gtran.

Semi-related to this thread but did anyone catch Fargo last night?
post #332 of 428
Prisoners was good
post #333 of 428
I thought it was well-acted and pretty involving at the end, but it kind if had a bullshit morality about some minor things, like torture.

I couldn't believe it when actual spoilers (Click to show)
it turned out the nerdy outcast actually did it.
Until that point, the movie seemed like a strident, even cartoonish, indictment of US attitudes.
post #334 of 428
Thread Starter 
plz remind me
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who's the nerdy outcast and what did he do ?


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i'm not saying it wasn't good, it just seemed all too familiar. Majid Majidi has made 3 good (but also similar) ones: children of heaven, color of paradise, song of sparrows.
bab'aziz, but written/directed by a tunisian (his other ones in the trilogy were too slow), raffi pitts' zemestan, half-moon, turtles can fly, a time for drunken horses, and if you really want frustration, about elly.


Thx chef, will look into those. I forgot I had The Hunter from Raffi Pitts saved somewhere, might give it a try, haven't seen Zemestan or any of his other films but I vaguely remember seeing his thing on Abel Ferrara a long time ago. I saw About Elly, liked it.
post #335 of 428
@sipang (big Prisoners spoilers)
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I mean Paul Dano's character, the mentally challenged guy who ended up kidnapped the girls. The way they set it up, there was absolutely no evidence against him, other than a similar car lingering on the family's street. Forensic analysis of his van and person revealed nothing, so we are encouraged to support his kidnapping and extended brutal torture, based on a hunch, because....a man's family! I think it was supposed to be "nuanced", but was really mishandled and fell extremely short in that regard.

Otherwise, I thought it was excellent thriller, lots of twists that remained pretty logical and suspenseful and never felt cheap...
post #336 of 428
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Actually while Paul Danos character was disturbing and did drive the car with them, it was actually the creepy "aunt" who decided to not let them go (he says something like: "I just wanted to play with them" and then something about them crying when he left, ie when his "aunt" took them

 

This is also a pretty cool article about the cinematography in the movie

http://mattscottvisuals.com/blog/2014/1/10/-what-are-you-looking-at-disecting-the-work-of-a-master

post #337 of 428

good shit stands the test of time

 

tried to rewatch bronson and it was a cringefest

 

12 years a slave was mostly good, I really like Lupita Nyong'o

 

budapest was good, prob anderson's best

 

gravity wasn't good, needed a better lead actress, more dead people

post #338 of 428
Who would you cast for lead actress of Gravity? Bullock did exceptionally well considering the goofy-ass dialogue.
post #339 of 428
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Who would you cast for lead actress of Gravity? Bullock did exceptionally well considering the goofy-ass dialogue.

Melissa McCarthy...
post #340 of 428

noob:

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did I miss something? I'm pretty sure it's revealed at the end that the mom did it, just like she kidnapped Dano's character and countless others with her husband. Or did she force Dano to do it? I'm hazy on the details.

I see what you mean about the torture, although it didn't feel black and white to me

 

Cinematography was top notch, another winner from Deakins. And I dug that they had Johann Johannsson do the score

post #341 of 428
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No, you didn't miss anything. It was Dano's character who ushered them into his van and drove them to the house -- essentially an abduction, despite his intentions. But you're right, it was the fake mom who forced them to stay.


Anyways, I liked Enemy a ton, can't wait to see his others (Inendies and Pyrotechnique, I think they're called).
post #342 of 428
I recommended Incendies earlier in the thread. Gonna watch Enemy.
post #343 of 428
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tried to rewatch bronson and it was a cringefest

Hmm. Really liked it the first time I watched it. Wonder what would happened if I watched it again.
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budapest was good, prob anderson's best

Def agree with the first part. Do not agree at all with the second part. In my eyes, he'll never top Royal Tenenbaums.
post #344 of 428

Does anyone else dislike A Clockwork Orange? I thought the plot was weak 

post #345 of 428

Not a big fan of Kubrick, but I'll have to disagree with you there.

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