1. In 2018. by way of thanks for being a part of this community, we'll be choosing 16 active members of our community at random to receive a special gift and a gift certificate for one of our affiliate vendors, to represent each of our 16 years.

    Fok and the Styleforum Team

    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

What Movies Are You Watching Lately

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by edinatlanta, Nov 29, 2010.

  1. Van Veen

    Van Veen Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,358
    Likes Received:
    2,578
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Nerdo Crombezia
    Haven’t seen those. Will have to seek them out.

    I saw “Stalingrad” a long time ago, which IIRC was very good, but BoB is one of the few war films (used broadly) that seems uncritical. (“Balanced” might be a better word.)

    Dunkirk and SPR (for example) show some of the horrors of war, but obviously come from the “these guys were heroes” angle. Whereas something like The Pacific or Das Boot or Stalingrad (once again, IIRC) come from the “war is hell” angle. (Which is partly due to the subject matter.)
     


  2. Geoffrey Firmin

    Geoffrey Firmin Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    5,616
    Likes Received:
    1,532
    Joined:
    Dec 4, 2010
    Location:
    South West of the Black Stump
    @Van Veen One of the most intense War films I’ve ever seen is the Russian film Come and See directed by Elim Kilmov. Brutal in the extreme and horrific.

    Saving Private Ryan is an epic cinematographic experience.The first twenty minutes is incredible for its cinematography alone. In terms of war and representation Apocalypse Now ranks highly in terms of both the reality of war and its distortion in popular culture.
     


  3. Chouan

    Chouan Senior Member

    Messages:
    284
    Likes Received:
    68
    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2017
    Location:
    UK
    "Come and See" is, as you suggest, brilliant, as well as brutal and intense.
     
    Last edited: Jan 12, 2018


  4. wojt

    wojt Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,412
    Likes Received:
    1,314
    Joined:
    May 16, 2013
    [​IMG]
    Started very promising, 2/3 of the movie is really good. I was almost ready to add it to my list of s-f classics. The last act is sort of disappointing. Still a solid s-f flick.

    [​IMG]
    First installment of Bond movies and it does not disappoint. I'm sure I did not watch all Bond movies, I'm quite sure I've seen more than half of them though and Ursula Anders sets the bar insanely high for Bond girls :inlove:. Overall great entertainment with decent classic menswear choices :D

    [​IMG]

    Improves on Dr No in terms of movie making, music and pacing of the story. My favorite Connery Bond movies so far, I prefer it to Goldfinger actually. I think it has a better balance between believability and absurd and it made more immersed in the story. Goldfinger had these one or two "nuke the fridge moments" that distracted.
     


  5. Roy Al

    Roy Al Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,484
    Likes Received:
    9,654
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Location:
    Stavanger, Norway
    Nicolo Donato - Brotherhood (2009)
    MV5BMjczOTI2OTAxM15BMl5BanBnXkFtZTcwMzg2MzUwMw@@._V1_UY268_CR6,0,182,268_AL_.jpg


    Not easy to believe this plot where a gay officer becomes a homophobic neo-nazi.
    Danish director tries hard, and almost makes it.
     


  6. Roy Al

    Roy Al Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    1,484
    Likes Received:
    9,654
    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2013
    Location:
    Stavanger, Norway
    Naomi Kawase - Sweet bean (2015)
    MV5BMjIxOTM4MzUzOV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTgwMzMyNjUwOTE@._V1_UY98_CR4,0,67,98_AL_.jpg


    A warmhearted movie about being different and outside of society but finding dignity and hidden healing resources in the wounds of others. A truly sweet movie, deeply religious without God, deeply humanistic - and touching too.
     


  7. Van Veen

    Van Veen Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    4,358
    Likes Received:
    2,578
    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2011
    Location:
    Nerdo Crombezia
    Snow days viewing:

    GET OUT — My second time. I still liked it, but it’s not as fun knowing how it goes. Without the suspense, it doesn’t feel as special. My wife got spoiled just enough to figure it out, so I don’t think she enjoyed it as much as I did the first time.

    HACKSAW RIDGE — Brutal. A classic war hero story with modern gore. Vince Vaughn is so obviously Vince Vaughn that it’s distracting. (And, to nitpick, he’s way too old for his military rank and position.) I wonder why Mel Gibson chose not to film the actual circumstances of the ending. He says it’s because they’re too unbelievable, but I have a feeling it’s really because would have ruined his narrative. Lays it on a bit thick, but it’s worth a watch.

    MAD MAX: FURY ROAD — A fun film that gets a little repetitive. I like that they were willing to embrace the schlockiness, but the story feels a bit muddled amidst the action sequences.

    THE POST — Solid film, if a bit heavy-handed (much more so than the sequel: All the President’s Men). Worth it just for the Linotype porn.
     


  8. jcman311

    jcman311 Distinguished Member

    Messages:
    2,746
    Likes Received:
    1,332
    Joined:
    Feb 11, 2015
    Location:
    Big Whisky
    Also in the “war is hell” department would be Full Metal Jacket. Not WWII obviously, but still a deep dark look at war. The duality of man.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by