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Geoffrey Firmin

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Excellent ensemble cast and great story. The cigarette smoking is constant and its good for your health..not.
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Hard to rank this one. If you like Wes Anderson, you'll like it. I found 2 of the 3 major vignettes really compelling. The other was kind of meh. The prologue/epilogue were also kind of meh.

So evaluating overall, not his best, but the two vignettes I liked really sucked me in.

If you're not into Wes, you'll probably hate it.

I also think the Alamo pre-show really helped set this one up, showing a lot of the influences he drew on for the film. Probably will see it again. There's not much else worth seeing, and I have dat Alamo Season Pass.
I love Wes Anderson, I thought this was HIGHLY enjoyable. It felt like one of the most WA of WA movies, to the extent that the story felt weak in comparison. However, viewing it like a magazine, where it's a sort of a compilation of unrelated things tied loosely together made me feel better about the thing as a composition as a whole. Overall, very charming though, had plenty of those sweet details that make his movies what they are. Not something I'll go way out of my way to watch again, but am eagerly anticipating watching it again with my brother next week.
 

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So, yeah. After talking to other people about the film, seems like 95% of the negative reactions are "THERE'S NO STORY!" or "it's waaayyy too Wes Anderson."

It's an anthology film. It's not supposed to have a narrative. That's the whole point. I think that was fairly obvious going into it. This is not a new thing. Ballad of Buster Scruggs, Red Violin, New York Stories, Coffee and Cigarettes, etc.

Really it's an art film, but WA has crossover appeal so there are people seeing it that probably shouldn't. If you are the kind of person who doesn't like films that have a narrative, don't see this film. If you don't like gory films, don't go to slasher films. If you don't like cumin, don't go to Indian restaurants.

I'm fine with critiquing it on its merits, but "IT DOESN'T HAVE A STORY WHERE'S THE STORY?" is just lazy.

 

imatlas

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Dystopian Sci Fi still good after all these years and maybe closer to the truth of predictions of the Climate Emergency than one would like.
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One of the most eerily prescient films. Check the date on the report that is the center Maguffin of the film:
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Memoria



Enjoyed it... for what it is.

Enjoyed it. But fell asleep once only to be awaken by the mystery "sonic boom" sound rather like the lady protagonist herself in the movie, I guess it's a case of life imitating art in real time.

The action is more aural than visual. What is visual is contemplation and there is plenty of it. Something to look at like at a still, until something unexpectedly happens, except that it never does bar one instance. What's going on? (if anything) apart is the question and the answer is with the viewer, although aliens may or may not have been involved.
The mystery sound is a candidate for an Oscar, outplayed everyone.
The distributor has a curious release strategy for Memoria in the US.

will open at the IFC Center in New York on December 26—and only at the IFC Center.

From now until the end of time, insists Neon, Memoria will screen “in front of only one solitary audience at any given time,” moving “from city to city, theater to theater, week by week.” There will never be a release on Blu-ray or DVD, and the film will never stream on any service. “The only means of experiencing Memoria will be in theaters . . . forever.”
As art house as it can get, no?


https://www.criterion.com/current/posts/7562-memoria-goes-on-tour
 

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I'm not a Wes Anderson fan but I did like the one he did with Bill Murray so I'll probably give the new one a shot.
 

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Geoffrey Firmin

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No Time to Die Enter at own risk
Just saw No Time to Die…WTF is this crap? I saw Bond being DNA infected a mile away. But seriously because Craig wants out they kill off Bond? Or will the new Bond arrive replete with new M Q & Money Penny? No other Bond has quit the franchise like this before..FUBAR!
 

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The fact that Gene Hackman wasn't even nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Royal Tenenbaums is a travesty.
 

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The fact that Gene Hackman wasn't even nominated for an Academy Award for his role in Royal Tenenbaums is a travesty.
could not agree more. One of my favorites. So many great quotes.

“There are no teams”

“Anybody interested in grabbing a couple of burgers and hittin' the cemetery?”

“Hell of a grave, wish it were mine”
 

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saw ⊃∪⋂⋲ finally

I quite liked it. I wonder if it's actually better for people who don't know much about dune. I felt like they explained things well. the exposition was a little video gamey, but that's fine. it's better than lame dialogue.
 
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On Netflix: first movie that came up in my recommendation list, and instantly hit play.

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Immensely rewatchable. One of my favorite Pitt performances, but really found Jonah Hill's performance to be exceptional in its restraint and timidity this time around.
 

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On Netflix: first movie that came up in my recommendation list, and instantly hit play.

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Immensely rewatchable. One of my favorite Pitt performances, but really found Jonah Hill's performance to be exceptional in its restraint and timidity this time around.
Yes, it's a great movie and shows that Pitt really is a good actor. I know virtually nothing about baseball but still enjoyed it immensely.

Pete: "You want me to speak?"

Billy: "When I point at you, yeah."

* * *
Scout: "Why do you like him [Justice]?"

Billy points at Pete.

Pete: "'Cause he gets on base."

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Billy: "He can't field and he can't throw - but what can he do?.... Guys, check the reports, or I'm gonna point at Pete."

All: "He gets on base."
 

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