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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by RCBH928 Sun Dec 29, 2019 2:18 pm

LOTR: The Two Towers. The end credits has like a good 10-15min mentioning every member in the "Official Lord of the Rings Club".
CG is amazing considering the year. I would still give it 10/10 for visual effects. Makes you wonder how much did we really advance technologically. My only guess is "same results but easier achieved".
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by PretentiousHipster Thu Jan 02, 2020 12:32 am

I've recently watched the new Pedro Costa film Vitalina Varela. I've seen a little over 8000 so it's hard to find stuff that stands out, but this was truly phenomenal. Not gonna lie though I barely knew what happened. The symbolism with the darkness and light made sense to me as the film deals with grief and overcoming it, but there's still plenty of other symbolism that I've yet to figure out. Even with that, it was so atmospheric I felt like I was losing touch with reality. To call it gorgeous is also an understatement. Seriously some of the best cinematography I've ever seen in a while.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by PretentiousHipster Sun Jan 05, 2020 7:12 pm

For anyone that's curious here are my 50 favourite films of the decade

The Turin Horse (Bela Tarr, 2011)
Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa, 2019)
The Autobiography of Nicolae Ceausescu (Andrei Ujica, 2010)
Horse Money (Pedro Costa, 2014)
Brouillard: Passage #14 (Alexandre Larose, 2014)
Spring Breakers (Harmony Korine, 2012)
2012 (Takashi Makino, 2013)
Twisted Pair (Neil Breen, 2018)
The Lighthouse (Robert Eggers, 2019)
El Sicario, Room 164 (Gianfranco Rosi, 2010)
Homo Sapiens (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2016)
Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning (John Hyams, 2012)
Two Years at Sea (Ben Rivers, 2011)
Nausea (Zeki Demirkubuz, 2015)
Jauja (Lisandro Alonso, 2014)
Stranger by the Lake (Alain Guiraudie. 2013)
Behemoth (Zhao Liang, 2015)
Cocote (Nelson Carlo de Los Santos Arias, 2017)
Leviathan (Lucien Castaing-Taylor & Verena Paravel, 2012)
Over the Years (Nikolaus Geyrhalter, 2015)
Welcome to New York (Abel Ferrara, 2014)
Somewhere (Sofia Coppola, 2010)
The Immigrant (James Gray, 2013)
High Life (Claire Denis, 2018)
Resident Evil: Retribution (Paul W.S. Anderson, 2012)
Phantom Thread (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2017)
The Master (Paul Thomas Anderson, 2012)
'Til Madness Do Us Part (Wang Bing, 2013)
The Beach Bum (Harmony Korine, 2019)
The Wind Rises (Hayao Miyazaki, 2013)
Amour (Michael Haneke, 2012)
The Four Times (Michelangelo Frammartino, 2010)
Ernest & Celestine (Stéphane Aubier & Vincent Patar, 2012)
The Other Side (Roberto Minervini, 2015)
Surviving Life (Theory and Practice) (Jan Svankmajer, 2010)
An Elephant Sitting Still (Bo Hu, 2018)
Neighboring Sounds (Kleber Mendonça Filho, 2012)
Dredd (Pete Travis, 2012)
Planet of Snail (Yi Seung-jun, 2011)
Museum Hours (Jem Cohen, 2012)
Psalm IV: 'Valley of the Shadow' (Philip S. Solomon)
Greenery Will Bloom Again (Ermanno Olmi, 2014)
Aferim! (Radu Jude, 2015)
Hinterlands (Scott Barley, 2016)
In Jackson Heights (Frederick Wiseman, 2015)
May They Rest in Revolt (Figures of War) (Sylvian George, 2010)
Fire at Sea (Gianfranco Rosi, 2016)
The Comedy (Rick Alverson, 2012)
A Quiet Passion (Terence Davies, 2016)
Under the Skin (Jonathan Glazer, 2013)

If you are a horror fan I highly recommend Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning. If you look at cheesy 80s action films, the scenarios are actually very violent and horrifying. This encapsulates it perfectly by emphasizing on the gore and horror. It reaches the point where I would call it a horror film. It's incredibly intense and disturbing.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by prfsnl_gmr Mon Jan 06, 2020 12:50 am

Interesting list. I’ve seen maybe a third of these, but I am so happy to see there’s someone else out there who likes and respects Dredd as much as I do. It’s also good to see someone else who’s seen, and appreciated, Stranger by the Lake. It’s such a solid thriller. Also, Universal Soldier’s been on my list for pre Isley the reason’s mentioned in your post. I really need to see it soon.

Edit: oh, what the hell...here are my favorite movies from the past decade:

Arrival
The Babadook
Blade Runner 2049
Burning
Computer Chess
Creepy
Dredd
Drive
First Reformed
Frances Ha
The Handmaiden
Inherent Vice
It Follows
John Wick
Kubo & The Two Strings
Moonlight
Mad Max: Fury Road
Phoenix
Star Wars: The Last Jedi
The Wailing

I probably saw a few objectively “better” movies than these, and there are still a lot of films from the 2010s I still want to see. These are the ones I immediately recall enjoying the most, however.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

by Michi Fri Jan 10, 2020 2:20 pm

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by REPO Man Fri Jan 10, 2020 3:24 pm

I heard it's one of Rupert Grint's favorite films.
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by stickem Fri Jan 10, 2020 9:02 pm

I guess I dont drift from the mainstream much lol. I've only heard of about 4 of the ^ 50 movie list.
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by IMJ Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:00 pm

Just watched Zombieland Double Tap last night... it was actually lol funny, I couldn't believe it. Really great movie.
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Re: What was the last movie you've seen?

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I don't know how evil it is....comes across as more of an annoyance, actually.
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