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Movies You've Seen Recently |OT| June 2017

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Source: It Comes At Night

May Wall of Shame:



Remember:

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AngmarsKing701
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https://letterboxd.com/jett/

Fancy Clown
https://letterboxd.com/fancyclown/

Anton Sugar
http://letterboxd.com/thrillho/

BaronLundi
http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/baronlundi/
http://letterboxd.com/baronlundi/

Big Ander
http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/big+ander/
http://letterboxd.com/ander/

brianjones
http://letterboxd.com/brianjones/

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http://www.criticker.com/profile/cfk
http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles...s+foster+kane/
http://letterboxd.com/cfk/

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https://letterboxd.com/ainsz/

lordxar
https://letterboxd.com/Lordxar/

crustikid
https://letterboxd.com/crustikid/

NewDust
https://letterboxd.com/newdust/

overcast
https://letterboxd.com/overcast/

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https://letterboxd.com/kevinlever/

Dawg
http://letterboxd.com/dawg/

demosthenes
http://letterboxd.com/mpmaley/

Divius
http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/divius/
http://letterboxd.com/divius/

Dragoon En Regalia
http://letterboxd.com/dragoonenregali/

eLZhi
http://www.criticker.com/profile/d_fens
http://letterboxd.com/d_fens/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/d-fens/

Femmeworth/Miss Negativity
http://letterboxd.com/femmeworth/

HiResDes
http://www.criticker.com/profile/hiresdes

Peco
http://letterboxd.com/Dobbs/

jnc
http://www.criticker.com/profile/jakncoke
http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/jakncoke/

Kilgore Trout
http://www.criticker.com/profile/Vonstreudal/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/kilgore_trout/

Kurisu1974
http://www.criticker.com/profile/kurisu1974/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/kurisu1974/

Lafiel
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Linius
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http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/linius/]

Madkiller
http://letterboxd.com/aris/

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MUBI - http://mubi.com/users/1017177
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Letterboxd - http://letterboxd.com/meliorism/

MikeMyers
http://letterboxd.com/deathscythe/

Mxgt
http://letterboxd.com/mxgt/

PhantomOfTheKnight
http://letterboxd.com/potk_ken/

Ridley327
http://letterboxd.com/ridley327/

Roosters93
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http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/roosters93/
http://letterboxd.com/roosters93/

Secret Fawful
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http://letterboxd.com/SiberskEsto/

TheKaep/Captain Yamato
http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/captyamato/

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http://letterboxd.com/thugwaffle/
http://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/thug+waffle/

Ventilaator
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iCheckMovies
Letterboxd

swoon
https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/swoon/
http://letterboxd.com/swoon/

Frustrated_Grunt
https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/frustratred+grunt/

Freeza Under The Shower
https://letterboxd.com/futs/

Serpentine
http://letterboxd.com/Serpentine/

AlternativeUlster
http://letterboxd.com/altulster/

Infernostew
http://letterboxd.com/Infernostew/

KAKYBAC
http://letterboxd.com/le_rowe/

TreyoftheDead
http://letterboxd.com/MrTrey/

TheOnlyOneHeEverFeared
http://letterboxd.com/MadManWithaBox/

Rhomega Beta
http://letterboxd.com/rhomega/
https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/rhomega/

daydream
https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/daydreamde/
http://letterboxd.com/daydreamde/

mariachi507
https://www.icheckmovies.com/profiles/mariachi507/
http://letterboxd.com/mariachi507/

omgkitty
http://letterboxd.com/omgkitty/

ZombAid82
http://letterboxd.com/Zombaid/

MoodyFog
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Pachimari
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- Post your top 5 of May!

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2. Who's your favorite director?
3. Who are your favorite actors/actresses?
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5. What's your favorite performance in film?


- Unsure of what to watch?

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Divius

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Watched 32 movies in May

TOP 5 NEW VIEWINGS OF MAY
5. Raw
4. Love Streams
3. 3-Iron
2. Late Spring
1. The Leopard

MOST VALUABLE REWATCHES
none

WORST NEW VIEWINGS OF MAY
also none, Swordfish was bad, but kind of fun.
 

omgkitty

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A whopping 6 films in May.

1. Fire Walk With Me
2. 20th Century Women
3. Marie Antoinette
4. Eraserhead
5. The Virgin Suicides
 

Fancy Clown

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Top 5 New Watches:
1. Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me
2. Wait Until Dark
3. The Lost City of Z
4. The Blackcoat's Daughter
5. Man from Reno

Best Rewatches:
Alien & Heat

Worst new viewing:
Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Don't Curr
 
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Top five first time viewings in May:

1. A Clockwork Orange (1971)
2. Solaris (1972)
3. Pinocchio (1940)
4. Get Out (2017)
5. The Fly (1986)

Also gotta give special nods to 2001: A Space Odyssey, Children of Men, Anomalisa, Nosferatu, Network, and Eraserhead, and a very dishonorable mention to Death to Smoochy.

EDIT: Special nod to My Dinner With Andre as well, don't know how I forgot that.
 
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Ohhh....what's not to love? Great cast, cool story and very quotable "its....its...a rocket ship!"

Just a very mean-spirited and very unfunny film. And the cast and premise are both great, not to mention that I've long taken interest in dark comedy and especially satire. It just failed on every level for me.
 

Blader

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Best of May:

1. One More Time with Feeling
2. Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2
3. Becoming Bond
4. Bonnie and Clyde (rewatch)
5. Batman & Bill


Last couple of months have been pretty weak for me movie wise, too much TV crowding out my free viewing times. Will try to change that this month but I think I've said that a couple times already.
 

Ridley327

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I did better this month, though I'm still not what I'd consider to be back on track. We shall see what happens this month!

Top 5 new watches, no particular order:
-The Age of Shadows
-Rainy Dog
-Dead or Alive
-Dead or Alive 2: Birds
-The Happiness of the Katakuris

Most valuable rewatch: Audition

Least valuable rewatch: The Man with the Golden Gun (RIP all the same, Rog)

Whoa, this sucked: The Phantom from 10,000 Leagues
 

phoenixyz

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May Top 5 (of 12):
1. Dead Poets Society
2. Get Out
3. Logan
4. Trainspotting
5. A Monster Calls
 

Infernostew

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Top 5 new watches in May:

1. Aguirre: The Wrath of God
2. Sideways
3. Blank City
4. Oklahoma City
5. Tower

Best Rewatches:

1. The Elephant Man
2. Hateful Eight
 

Messofanego

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The Other Side Of Hope [trailer]

After having watched Channel Criswell's video essay on Aki Kaurismaki's films of deadpan and miserabilist comedy, I had to check out the director's latest (and apparently last) film. Although this seems his most hopeful and quick-witted film yet. Well, as quick-witted as you can get with still shots and understated acting.

The world isn't as misanthropic as expected. For a tale about a Syrian refugee ending up in Finland and colliding with a restaurant's new grumpy owner quite literally, it's obviously relevant and doesn't shy away from the racism. Khaled's (Sherwan Haji) journey to get asylum is mind-numbingly Kafkaesque and empathy-inducing. Sherwan's stern yet determined face is a delight to watch, as he tries to reconnect with his sister, and there develops a gang of other Finns helping him along the way to make for an almost feel-good affair. If you're a fan of Yorgos Lanthimos, Roy Andersson, or Todd Solondz, this is an easy recommendation.
 

UrbanRats

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Seems to share some elements with La Havre, thematically.
I've only seen 4 of his films, but i loved them deeply.
 

smisk

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Oof, only watched 5 films in May. I knew it was a slow month but I didn't realize I'd done that badly. Though the new Twin Peaks series is partly to blame. I'm out of town the first two weekends in June so I fear this month won't be much better.
Anyway, here they are ranked.

1. The Handmaiden
2. Throne of Blood
3. Fire Walk With Me
4. The Hustler
5. Oklahoma City
 

Icolin

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Top 5 Watches of May:

1. Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
2. Split
3. Ex Machina
4. The Two Escobars
5. To the Wonder

HM: The Witch, Rise of the Planet of the Apes, Polytechnique
 

Ridley327

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you watched the shitty knock-off cousin of The Beast From 20.000 Fathoms (1953)? Did you pick the wrong one by accident?

I DVR'd a lot of the giant monster B-movies that TCM were running throughout the month, though that one scarcely fits that description since the titular monster is human-sized the entire way through.

And for the record, The Giant Behemoth fits that description better, since it is literally a remake of The Beast from 20,000 Fathoms, though it's more uninspired than it is shitty.
 

Cripplegate

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Best new viewing(s) of May:
I'm calling it a tie between Hirokazu Koreeda's Distance and James Gray's The Lost City of Z.

Best rewatch(es) of May:
None, actually. I didn't watch much last month and I think it was all new films for me.

Best movie you might not have watched last month even though a lot of you were watching David Lynch stuff because of the new Twin Peaks season and I told you, I told you all not to sleep on this, and you don't even have to take my word for it because Net_Wrecker corroborated this on the last page of the thread, so you all better watch it now this month, you have no excuse, and that includes you, overcast, I saw that post you made last night / this morning right as the old thread was ending:
David Lynch's The Straight Story
 

overcast

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June is gonna be a terrific month for new releases. Baby Driver, It Comes At Night, Okja and The Beguiled. Wonder Woman might just be solid. More Twin Peaks counts too.

Best movie I watched in May was Lost City of Z. Didn't watch anything else worth noting really.
 

Net_Wrecker

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Best movie you might not have watched last month even though a lot of you were watching David Lynch stuff because of the new Twin Peaks season and I told you, I told you all not to sleep on this, and you don't even have to take my word for it because Net_Wrecker corroborated this on the last page of the thread, so you all better watch it now this month, you have no excuse, and that includes you, overcast, I saw that post you made last night / this morning right as the old thread was ending:
David Lynch's The Straight Story

GOAT category.
 

Discotheque

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Yeah I'm gonna get on Straight Story soon. Haven't seen it in years. Back then I think I dismissed it as being too conventional for him since I was only interested in his movies for the weird, but that's stupid. Should rewatch soon.
 
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Saw both of these a few days ago. Breakfast was a little overrated to me (I still enjoyed it a lot). Hated Audrey and WhatsHisFace's characters for most of the time, but the final 10 minutes including the ending redeemed them for me.

Moulin - Dunno why through all these years I thought I had seen it already, turned out I hadn't. Loved the frenetic pace and it took me a lot of time to finish it because I kept replaying the Roxanne scene over and over after it happened. Now I've seen everything Luhrmann has ever done, except Strictly Ballroom. Moulin was the only time where I felt Baz actually felt inspired and was killing it with every scene.
 
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Flow was banned and still posted more than anyone else lol

Edit - ^ I love that about Moulin Rouge too, that frenetic off the wall craziness. I have much of the soundtrack on various playlists, too. "Because We Can" is an excellent song when you're on the elliptical.
 

Rhomega Beta

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Zodiac: I'm not one for serial killers and sociopaths, but this is based on a true story, so that got me more interested. Surprisingly, the Zodiac isn't in this much. In fact, his last scene is about an hour in. The movie is really a mystery movie. It's about the obsession and frustration on the inability to pin down a suspect. How the case that goes cold over time (there's even a timelapse of building the Transamerica Pyramid) and how it tears apart the people investigating it. Obsession's one heck of a drug. Good movie, but it's long.
 

Icolin

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Zodiac: I'm not one for serial killers and sociopaths, but this is based on a true story, so that got me more interested. Surprisingly, the Zodiac isn't in this much. In fact, his last scene is about an hour in. The movie is really a mystery movie. It's about the obsession and frustration on the inability to pin down a suspect. How the case that goes cold over time (there's even a timelapse of building the Transamerica Pyramid) and how it tears apart the people investigating it. Obsession's one heck of a drug. Good movie, but it's long.

That picnic scene though. One of the scariest things I've ever seen in a film.
 

lordxar

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Watched 25 films last month.

1. Passengers - It's not the best but it scratched the space vibe that I like really hard so it gets my number one for May.

These two really put up a good battle for the top spot but Jennifer Lawrence's boobs in zero g won out
2. The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou
3. To the Wonder

4. Makkhi - This crazy Bollywood film will not soon be forgotten
5. Desk Set - A giant IBM ad from the 50's but I loved its charm and actually can see myself watching this around Christmas since it culminates around the holidays.

Honorable mentions
Barton Fink for the biggest holy shit, this movie took a sharp left I wasn't expecting

III - The Ritual - for the biggest waste of a Silent Hill vibe

Best Rewatch - Blazing Saddles
 

Baroquemantic

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Top new watches in May:

1. Get Out
2. Logan
3. The World's End
4. The Wolverine
5. Ghostbusters (2016)
6. Sully


Other new watches:

- The Wizard of Lies
- The Great Wall
- Viral
- eXistenZ


Rewatch:

- The Golden Compass
 

Infernostew

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Zodiac: I'm not one for serial killers and sociopaths, but this is based on a true story, so that got me more interested. Surprisingly, the Zodiac isn't in this much. In fact, his last scene is about an hour in. The movie is really a mystery movie. It's about the obsession and frustration on the inability to pin down a suspect. How the case that goes cold over time (there's even a timelapse of building the Transamerica Pyramid) and how it tears apart the people investigating it. Obsession's one heck of a drug. Good movie, but it's long.
Zodiac is Fincher's masterpiece. Too long? Every time I watch Zodiac I'm ready for another watch. I just keep wishing it never ends and we can keep going deeper down that rabbit hole.
 

Net_Wrecker

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Zodiac is amazing. I agree that it's far and away Fincher's best, which isn't taking anything away from his other movies. Zodiac is just that great.
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Top New Watches In May:

- The Breaking Point (1950)
- Mildred Pierce (1945)
- Defending Your Life (1991)


Top Rewatches:

- David Lynch of course

I would list the new Heat remaster here, but I don't actually rewatch Mann films. They're just always on.
 

Icolin

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That's a fair opinion and I probably would've agreed with you 7 or 8 years ago but I really think Zodiac is on a whole different level even if it isn't as influential or popular.

I mean realistically, *almost* any of Fincher's movies are worthy of being considered his best work; you can't really go wrong with Fincher.
I even enjoyed his weaker movies like Panic Room and Benjamin Button upon rewatching them.
 

Sean C

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Top 5 Watches of May 2017
1. The Earrings of Madame de...
2. Trouble in Paradise
3. The Spectacular Now
4. Felicia's Journey
5. Colossal

Colossal (2017): Surely the best film ever made about a woman who discovers that by standing in the middle of a children's park in her home town at a certain point in the morning she causes a giant monster to appear in Seoul that mimics her actions to destructive effect. Who says originality in movies is dead? Though considering Colossal's extremely low box office, we have some evidence as to why some people think it's on life support.

Colossal initially seems like it is primarily going to use the monster as a sort of heightened drama about the perils of alcoholism, but
by the halfway point it has changed markedly in its focus and tone, instead becoming a piercing examination of the personality of an abusive, deeply petty man who tries to control and demean everyone in his life, particularly the woman whose affection he feels entitled to
. It's quite pointed, interesting writing.

If the movie has a flaw, it's in the handling of two of its supporting characters, Garth and Joel, who are let in on the big secret, but then have basically nothing to say
about the final dramas that ensue, in a way that just doesn't feel like it works to me. I've seen arguments that Joel's character is meant to stand in for a certain type of passive man, but if that's the ended metaphor, I don't think it works on a literal level within the narrative, as his character ends up shrugging off the fact that Oscar is a mass-murderer on an ongoing basis.

Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis both give superb performances, with the latter distinguishing himself for the first time as a dramatic actor, as far as I'm concerned. For the first time seeing him onscreen in a serious role I wasn't half-waiting for the film to become a Saturday Night Live parody.

Wonder Woman (2017): Discussed in the review thread, but in brief, very good. I'm so happy.

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (1992): How many cancelled TV series get, not just a film followup, but an R-rated film followup? It's quite an odd product, in many ways, though perhaps that's to be expected from Lynch. The early parts focusing on
the investigation of B.O.B.'s first killing
are uninteresting, particularly since it concludes with a detail that you would think would warrant mentioning in the earlier series. But the core of the story, focused on Laura Palmer, is really strong, and it's laudable that after Laura's death drove the narrative of Twin Peaks and we were told a lot about her by other people, Lynch opted to make Laura a real character in her own right. The tonal shift from the show is notable, but suited to the rather depressing story we know will unfold. In the midst of all the returning castmembers, the schedule-mandated recasting of Donna (now played by Moira Kelly) sticks out like a sore thumb, though even on a writing level Donna feels like a rather different character.
 

Cipher Peon

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Saw Wonder Woman with the gf and some of our friends.

Best act of heroism I've seen from a super hero movie, awesome action, killer soundtrack (the Wonder Woman theme is the best superhero theme song EVER), good pacing.

Very lopsided exposition heavy intro, atrocious minor cast, tremendous misfire for the casting of the major villain. At least Dr. Poison was cool.

Overall a good experience, but I liked BvS and Suicide Squad a lot more.

Oh and my girlfriend took us to see it at the Alamo Drafthouse and yeah it was as bad as I imagined. The food was bad and overpriced, we never got the popcorn we ordered and they still charged us for it, and the atmosphere that they create is the antithesis of why I go see movies in the theaters. At least my crowd cheered, laughed, and clapped a decent amount through the film, but nowhere near as much as other Thursday night superhero debuts. It reminded me of the one time I saw Rocky Horror and we were explicitly told to NOT call out, which ruined the whole point. Definitely never going again if I could help it.
 

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27 movies in May.

Top 5 new watches:

1. The Handmaiden (2016)
2. The Drop (2014)
3. Youth (2015)
4. Fences (2016)
5. Shoot the Piano Player (1960)

Best rewatch: Blue Velvet (1986)
 

Discotheque

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Zodiac is Fincher's masterpiece. Too long? Every time I watch Zodiac I'm ready for another watch. I just keep wishing it never ends and we can keep going deeper down that rabbit hole.

I think that's Fight Club, personally.

those are great, Zodiac is my second favorite but first has gotta be Social Network for me.

just insanely slick pacing and editing in that one. fincher/sorkin/reznor and ross all complement each other so well in that movie. its nuts. loved the lead performances from Eisenberg and Garfield as well.
 
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I watched this stupid film Abduction. Not even the Taylor Lautner one, it was a british one where they seemed to invent plenty of contrived reasons for girls to be naked and there was something about a child abduction ring, and some ex military guy whose best bud from the military (they were both British) just so happened to be in LA for some reason. I dunno, I lost the thread of it honestly.


Oh, What a Lovely War! is a lot better. I think it might be almost impenetrable to a non British person since it is very very British, and assumes an amount of base knowledge on part of the viewer. It's partly realistic and dark, showing the war at the front from the men fighting it, its portryal of the officers as upper class idiots cheering the men on while staying as far behind the lines as possible, and partly surreal as political developments, and British high command decisions and plans are shown from a dream like pier in England. And it's almost all set to either songs of the war, or taken from dialogue said by the participants of the time at the time.

So it definitely might turn some people off, as it arguably is a tad disjointed, particularly in the mix of bizarre surrealism and parody, and dark realism of life at the front set to songs.

But it worked for me, I loved it even if the film and I don't think on exactly the same wavelengths. Some shots are beautifully shot and composed, and greatly enhanced by the nature and slightly odd sensiblity of the film, such as the ending shot, the scenes of the high command, the music hall scene with Maggie Smith as a female recruiter. It's extremely well acted as well, and the music works. It feels to say the music works given the context of the film, but it does. Great film.
 

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those are great, Zodiac is my second favorite but first has gotta be Social Network for me.

just insanely slick pacing and editing in that one. fincher/sorkin/reznor and ross all complement each other so well in that movie. its nuts. loved the lead performances from Eisenberg and Garfield as well.

I can't decide if I like Social Network or Zodiac more. I still probably lean a tiny bit towards Zodiac but SN is damn good. Love that crazy crew scene scored to in the hall of the mountain king.
 

Cipher Peon

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those are great, Zodiac is my second favorite but first has gotta be Social Network for me.

just insanely slick pacing and editing in that one. fincher/sorkin/reznor and ross all complement each other so well in that movie. its nuts. loved the lead performances from Eisenberg and Garfield as well.
I haven't seen Zodiac, but Social Network is easily my fav Fincher film. Sooooo good

Social Network > Gone Girl > Fight Club > Se7en

I really want to see Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I guess I should see Alien 3 one of these days.
 

Icolin

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I haven't seen Zodiac, but Social Network is easily my fav Fincher film. Sooooo good

Social Network > Gone Girl > Fight Club > Se7en

I really want to see Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I guess I should see Alien 3 one of these days.

You have to watch Zodiac ASAP.
 

Baroquemantic

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Rogue One: A Star Wars Story

Gotta say, this ended up being pretty damn great. I like it more than The Force Awakens. It was a bit of a slow burn at first, but the second half/last third really won me over.

⭐⭐⭐⭐½
 

Rhomega Beta

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New River, Arizona
Young Frankenstein: I've seen Universal's Frankenstein countless times, so it's about time I got into this famous homage/parody. It's not just black-and-white, it's presented like a 1930s movie would be, with iris out/in transitions between scenes, and 20th Century Fox's old logo. While the movie is littered with classic jokes, it almost feels like you could take this story and play it straight as a sequel to the Universal movies. Gene Wilder still has that commanding stage presence (he sure likes to shout a lot), but my favorite character here is Igor with his wide-eyed look and big smile. It helps if you've seen Frankenstein and Bride of Frankenstein, but you can watch without.