Last Film You Watched? VI

All non-Nolan related entertainment discussion. Join the fun!
Posts: 24395
Joined: June 2011

Posts: 3070
Joined: October 2014
Location: L.A. (for now)
Babel

i'm really not a fan of pre-Birdman Inarritu

sorry

Posts: 9422
Joined: October 2011
Location: Foot of Mt. Belzoni
@Bacon

In line with what Vader was saying, personally what I did was look at a few lists and try and go through them - my main list at first was the IMDb top 250

http://www.imdb.com/chart/top

Which has a few "adventurous" picks on there but is mostly fairly accessible, and you will see you've probably already seen quite a few.

What I've been working on for a few years since completing that is the TSPDT top 1,000

http://www.theyshootpictures.com/gf1000 ... _table.php

Which is nifty. And much more diverse. But a bit more advanced.

Posts: 3146
Joined: September 2013
Location: Prussia
The Hitcher

I was captivated throughout. Rutger Hauer at his best. Also, the cinematography was beautiful.

I see a lot of similarities between Nolan's Joker and Hauer's character. It's quite striking actually.

Posts: 16838
Joined: June 2012
Trolljegeren
Image
This was pretty meh

also new thread yay

Posts: 1302
Joined: June 2013
Location: Locked up with Kojima
Four Lions

Holy hell, this has to be the funniest movie I've seen in years. Going to rewatch it as many times as I can

Posts: 3070
Joined: October 2014
Location: L.A. (for now)
Michaelf2225 wrote:Babel

i'm really not a fan of pre-Birdman Inarritu

sorry
Sorry, but more on this because I'm so peeved about it.

I LOVE both Birdman and The Revenant which is why I'm so mad I wasted two and a half hours on this boring, pseudo-intellectual, piece of depression porn. It's got this cool concept of the interweaving narratives featuring a stellar cast of people who sometimes never even meet (in the film or otherwise) each other. The acting is good across the board, the editing is really good, and I always appreciate well done handheld camera work. But, none of the stories ever go anywhere. You've essentially got two and a half hours of these characters going through horrible situations, and (in my opinion) a totally unnecessary story of a suicidal, sex addicted, deaf-mute girl who has almost no relation to the rest of the overarching story with Brad Pitt's character - and the worst part is, there's absolutely no payoff. It never goes anywhere - I felt completely robbed by this pretentious piece of shit.

In Birdman and The Revenant, we have characters that suffer, and we see them actually grow. Michael Keaton goes from a depressed, suicidal, washed up actor, to a man, who at the end, literally (or figuratively) flies away, into the sky. DiCaprio achieves his goal. We see him go on this journey of horrific suffering, to finally getting what he needed for self-fulfillment. He learns that "revenge is in God's hands."

Babel has none of that. It's a well made turd that thinks it's some high art but is realistically just a pretentious snoozefest.

Posts: 9422
Joined: October 2011
Location: Foot of Mt. Belzoni
4N Legend wrote:Four Lions

Holy hell, this has to be the funniest movie I've seen in years. Going to rewatch it as many times as I can
Image

welcome

Posts: 1302
Joined: June 2013
Location: Locked up with Kojima
ArmandFancypants wrote:
4N Legend wrote:Four Lions

Holy hell, this has to be the funniest movie I've seen in years. Going to rewatch it as many times as I can
Image

welcome
So glad I found this film. Any similar recommendations?

Posts: 9422
Joined: October 2011
Location: Foot of Mt. Belzoni
4N Legend wrote:
ArmandFancypants wrote:
4N Legend wrote:Four Lions

Holy hell, this has to be the funniest movie I've seen in years. Going to rewatch it as many times as I can
Image

welcome
So glad I found this film. Any similar recommendations?
In the Loop is a very close cousin, since Iannucci and Morris both got their start together.

Most of the other material to delve into is on TV - Alan Partridge and The Day Today of course, and The Thick of It.

Post Reply