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Offline Jeff Wrangler

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7230 on: December 06, 2017, 05:46:46 PM »
                                                         ^^^

Perhaps there should be an " Etiquette for Theatre and Cinema" book !!!
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That's covered in old-fashioned etiquette books like "Emily Post."  :D

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7231 on: December 07, 2017, 07:39:00 AM »
I watched What Happened to Monday. It's a dystopian sci-fi movie with an interesting plot. It's not perfect, but I was entertained. I'd definitely recommend it if you like the genre.

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7232 on: December 11, 2017, 02:24:31 AM »
Lady Bird -  Cute film, somewhat overrated I thought
God's Own Country -Absolutely loved it! Josh O'Connor has a lovely cock, btw.  :P
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7233 on: December 11, 2017, 06:47:57 AM »
I'll confess: Last night I watched Disney's Frozen on TV.  ;D

I wondered what the fuss has been about, so I decided to watch it. I found it a bit more adult, with more "modern" dialog than I might have expected. I didn't know my homeboy Jonathan Groff did one of the voices, so that was a pleasant surprise.

I thought the animation was well done, but I guess I  mourn the passing of "classic" Disney animation. Well, time goes on.

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7234 on: December 11, 2017, 10:02:30 AM »
Lady Bird -  Cute film, somewhat overrated I thought.

I'd agree that people who haven't seen it yet are going to start thinking it's over-rated with all the attention it's gotten in awards circles. I liked it. Thought it had a few problems, like the tone of the ending, for one, which I suppose we shouldn't discuss here, but I thought it didn't ring quite right somehow.

Yes, God's Own Country is one of my favorites this year.

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7235 on: December 11, 2017, 10:56:33 AM »

What are the Golden Globe (HFPA) people thinking?



Best Picture – Drama:
“Call Me by Your Name”
“Dunkirk”
“The Post”
“The Shape of Water”
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Picture – Comedy or Musical:
“The Disaster Artist”
“Get Out”
“The Greatest Showman”
“I, Tonya”
“Lady Bird”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Timothée Chalamet, “Call Me by Your Name”
Daniel Day-Lewis, “Phantom Thread”
Tom Hanks, “The Post”
Gary Oldman, “Darkest Hour”
Denzel Washington, “Roman J. Israel, Esq.”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Drama:
Jessica Chastain, “Molly’s Game”
Sally Hawkins, “The Shape of Water”
Frances McDormand, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Meryl Streep, “The Post”
Michelle Williams, “All the Money in the World”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Steve Carell, “Battle of the Sexes”
Ansel Elgort, “Baby Driver”
James Franco, “The Disaster Artist”
Hugh Jackman, “The Greatest Showman”
Daniel Kaluuya, “Get Out”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy:
Judi Dench, “Victoria & Abdul”
Helen Mirren, “The Leisure Seeker”
Margot Robbie, “I, Tonya”
Saoirse Ronan, “Lady Bird”
Emma Stone, “Battle of the Sexes”

Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Willem Dafoe, “The Florida Project”
Armie Hammer, “Call Me by Your Name”
Richard Jenkins, “The Shape of Water”
Christopher Plummer, “All the Money in the World”
Sam Rockwell, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”

Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture:
Mary J. Blige, “Mudbound”
Hong Chau, “Downsizing”
Allison Janney, “I, Tonya”
Laurie Metcalf, “Lady Bird”
Octavia Spencer, “The Shape of Water”

Best Animated Film:
“The Boss Baby”
“The Breadwinner”
“Coco”
“Ferdinand”
“Loving Vincent”

Best Director – Motion Picture:
Guillermo del Toro, “The Shape of Water”
Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Christopher Nolan, “Dunkirk”
Ridley Scott, “All The Money in the World”
Steven Spielberg, “The Post”

Best Screenplay – Motion Picture:
Guillermo Del Toro, Vanessa Taylor, “The Shape of Water”
Greta Gerwig, “Lady Bird”
Liz Hannah, Josh Singer, “The Post”
Martin McDonagh, “Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
Aaron Sorkin, “Molly’s Game”

Best Original Score – Motion Picture:
“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri”
“The Shape of Water”
“Phantom Thread”
“The Post”
“Dunkirk”

Best Original Song – Motion Picture
“Home,” Ferdinand
“Mighty River,” Mudbound
“Remember Me,” Coco
“The Star,” The Star
“This Is Me,” The Greatest Showman

Best Motion Picture – Foreign Language
“A Fantastic Woman”
“First They Killed My Father”
“In the Fade”
“Loveless”
“The Square”

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7236 on: December 11, 2017, 10:58:54 AM »

No Jake G. for Stronger. He's always in 6th place, it seems.

And then, out of nowhere, in a year when there were a dozen women being talked about for nominations,
Michelle Williams scores a nod for Best Actress in a movie no one's really seen yet, All the Money in the World!


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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7237 on: December 11, 2017, 11:00:37 AM »

Film nomination totals:

(7)
Shape of Water, The

(6)
Post, The
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri

(4)
Lady Bird

(3)
All the Money in the World
Call Me by Your Name
Dunkirk
Greatest Showman, The
I, Tonya

(2)
Battle of the Sexes
Coco
Disaster Artist, The
Ferdinand
Get Out
Molly’s Game
Mudbound
Phantom Thread

(1)
Baby Driver
Boss Baby, The
Breadwinner, The
Darkest Hour
Downsizing
Fantastic Woman, A
First They Killed My Father
Florida Project, The
In the Fade
Leisure Seeker, The
Loveless
Loving Vincent
Roman J. Israel, Esq.
Square, The
Star, The
Victoria & Abdul

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7238 on: December 11, 2017, 05:40:26 PM »
I'd agree that people who haven't seen it yet are going to start thinking it's over-rated with all the attention it's gotten in awards circles. I liked it. Thought it had a few problems, like the tone of the ending, for one, which I suppose we shouldn't discuss here, but I thought it didn't ring quite right somehow.

Yes, God's Own Country is one of my favorites this year.

I purposely avoided reading any reviews so as not to raise my expectations. I did really enjoy it, though, just not at the RT 100% Fresh level, lol! Meanwhile, Get Out, which I saw quite late in the game, totally lived up to the hype.
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7239 on: December 13, 2017, 08:33:43 AM »
Film  Comment
Best Films of 2017

By Film Comment on November 23, 2017

Good films stand the test of time, but in most years, fall releases hog the attention. Not so for 2017: our top five titles all opened before summer’s end, searing themselves on balloters’ brains. And in this list, electric with energy, variety, and invention, our July/August cover film, Good Time, raced to the front. The poll, conducted among the magazine’s contributors and staff, is divided into 1) films that received U.S. theatrical runs and 2) those viewed in 2017 but have no announced plans for U.S. theatrical distribution. For each ballot, a first-place choice was allotted 20 points, 19 for second, and so on.

1 Good Time
Josh and Benny Safdie, USA, A24

"After spending their early films exulting in freedom from employment, buoying and buoyed by a kind of boho-anarcho amorality, the Safdies made a film dunked in the gasoline of white privilege, and they lit a match. "

2 A Quiet Passion
Terence Davies, U.K./Belgium, Music Box Films

"It’s common, when talking about Dickinson, to marvel at how much experience and insight she infused into her words despite a life of extreme seclusion, but A Quiet Passion doesn’t treat her like a neurotic shut-in or pathological specimen. In a genre so often fueled by received knowledge, Davies does something miraculous by making a Dickinson biopic that, at least at the outset, views her as a figure of delight. "

3 Personal Shopper
Olivier Assayas, France, IFC Films

"Assayas’s works are often provisional, essentially fragmentary chapters in an ongoing discursive investigation of film history, contemporary culture and politics, and the world of appearances. Here, he’s interested in thinking about ways in which spiritual (that is, not just paranormal but also transcendental) values might be haunting our all too materialistic world. Personal Shopper suggests that ideas of the metaphysical have migrated into other spheres: into art, into the prestige surrounding fashion, into the pantheon of shimmering, semi-real beings that populate Internet gossip sites. "

4 Get Out
Jordan Peele, USA, Universal Pictures

"Get Out self-consciously and subtly mines the conventions of the horror genre to create a film that resonates on multiple levels. It applies the universal concerns of horror movies (such as providing catharsis for our fears) to specific issues of race and racism, and particularly of blackness, effectively linking a nuanced storyline to the familiar signifiers of the genre—a sense of paranoiac dread, sudden scares, and requisite carnage—making visible the all too familiar microaggressions experienced daily by African Americans. "

5 Nocturama
Bertrand Bonello, France, Grasshopper Film

"Nocturama deals with terrorism through a very well-thought-out maze of smoke and mirrors. It’s problematic on purpose (mostly), not intended as a portrait of real-world terrorists but an allegory of nihilism and decadence. "

6 Ex Libris: The New York Public Library
Frederick Wiseman, USA, Zipporah Films

"Thanks to Wiseman’s editorial selections, Ex Libris becomes a breathtaking work of erudition, attaining Godardian or Straubian levels of quotation and association… Through—not despite—his granular detail and editorial collage, he in fact shoots a living cinema of ideas constantly reflecting on the way we live as a society. "

7 The Death of Louis XIV
Albert Serra, France/Portugal/Spain, The Cinema Guild

"Like all of Serra’s films, The Death of Louis XIV unfolds in a timeless present, an in-between space in which memory and consciousness occur simultaneously. "

8 Faces Places
Agnès Varda and JR, France, Cohen Media Group

"Faces Places is a work about memory, friendship, the life and death of people, and the nature of life itself. It reestablishes—as in so much of Varda’s art—that the smaller the subject seems, the greater the film can be. "

9 The Lost City of Z
James Gray, USA, Amazon Studios/Bleecker Street

"Rather than depict Fawcett’s journey as devolving into a kind of Herzogian madness, Gray and leading man Charlie Hunnam take a matter-of-fact, internalized approach to the character, treating his obsession with the possibly mythical Z as an almost practical means of emotional escape. "

10 Lady Bird
Greta Gerwig, USA, A24

"Gerwig’s first solo flight as a director and writer is beautifully confident in its rhythm and mood, the script whip-sawing from humor to earnest emotion to raw pain and back. "

11 The Human Surge
Eduardo Williams, Argentina, Grasshopper Film

12 The Other Side of Hope
Aki Kaurismäki, Finland, Janus Films

13 The Florida Project
Sean Baker, USA, A24

14 Dawson City: Frozen Time
Bill Morrison, USA, Kino Lorber

15 Phantom Thread
Paul Thomas Anderson, USA, Focus Features

16 On the Beach at Night Alone
Hong Sangsoo, South Korea, The Cinema Guild

17 Wonderstruck
Todd Haynes, USA, Amazon Studios

18 Mudbound
Dee Rees, USA, Netflix

19 BPM (Beats Per Minute)
Robin Campillo, France, The Orchard

20 The Square
Ruben Östlund, Sweden, Magnolia

https://www.filmcomment.com/best-of-2017/
Contains links to a complete review of each film.
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7240 on: December 13, 2017, 11:21:37 AM »

Many of the films on the above list are films I wouldn't choose to see in the first place.

And of those I did see that are on that list, I would not put these on a best of the year list:

13 The Florida Project
15 Phantom Thread
17 Wonderstruck
18 Mudbound


Although my problem with "best of" lists is that the lists are never accompanied by what criteria
is used to choose the films for the list.  I might, for example, put a film on a best of list just because
I had a really good time watching it and I felt good afterwards.

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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7241 on: December 13, 2017, 08:18:57 PM »
The National Film Registry announced their 25 selections for films to be included this year.
We're going to have to keep nominating BBM every year if we'd like to see it on the list.

http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/la-et-goonies-die-hard-superman-national-film-registry-1513116791-htmlstory.html

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But take heart, there's a list of "Number of Films by Release Year on the National Film Registry".
Here's the most recent years.


1995   3
1996   1
1997   4
1998   3
1999   1
2000   2
2002   1
2004   1

As you can see, no film past 2004 has made it on the list yet, and, of the 4 films from 2000 onward, 3 of those are documentaries.
The only entertainment film on the list was added just today, and that's the 2000 film Memento.
So, we just need to keep on putting Brokeback Mountain out there each year and I have no doubt it'll happen someday.








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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7242 on: December 14, 2017, 04:39:33 PM »
Many of the films on the above list are films I wouldn't choose to see in the first place.

And of those I did see that are on that list, I would not put these on a best of the year list:

13 The Florida Project
15 Phantom Thread
17 Wonderstruck
18 Mudbound


Although my problem with "best of" lists is that the lists are never accompanied by what criteria
is used to choose the films for the list.  I might, for example, put a film on a best of list just because
I had a really good time watching it and I felt good afterwards.

Film Comment fancies itself very highbrow, some of the titles I haven't even heard of.  I have seen and liked:

1- Good Time
 2- A Quiet Passion
 4- Get Out
10- Lady Bird
19- BPM (Beats Per Minute)
20- The Square


Next I'll check out Cahiers du Cinema's list, it often has some surprising picks, lol!
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7243 on: December 14, 2017, 04:55:34 PM »
Top Ten 2017 des Cahiers du cinéma

1. Twin Peaks de David Lynch
2. Jeannette de Bruno Dumont
3. Certaines femmes (Certain Women) de Kelly Reichardt
4. Get Out  de Jordan Peele
5. Le Jour d’après  de Hong Sang-soo
6. L’Amant d’un jour  de Philippe Garrel
7. Good Time  de Josh & Benny Safdie
8. Split de M. Night Shyamalan
9. Jackie de Pablo Larraín
10. Un jour dans la vie de Billy Lynn  (Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk) d’Ang Lee

It never disappoints. Billy Lynn rated 46% rotten on RT.
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Re: What Movie Did You Watch This Weekend?
« Reply #7244 on: December 15, 2017, 12:57:12 AM »

The Hollywood Foreign Press is celebrating their 75th Anniversary Awards
next January and this week they had a 75th Anniversary Special on NBC
with clips and commentary from over the years.

Since 1943 they have awarded 131 Best Film Awards in their Drama and
Comedy/Musical categories.  The HFPA was asked to rank their list of the
TOP !5 films from the 131 films honored since 1943.

Here is their list:

1.   The Godfather
2.   Lawrence of Arabia
3.   Chinatown
4.   Some Like It Hot
5.   E.T.: The Extra-Terrestrial
6.   Sunset Blvd.
7.   One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
8.   Schindler's List
9 .  The Graduate
10. On the Waterfront
11. Amadeus
12. Titanic
13. Brokeback Mountain
14. La La Land
15. The Sound of Music

That is an incredible list to be on, in my opinion! I've seen all of them more than once and some many times.

Not all movies were commented on, sometimes just the clips were shown, but Jake Gyllenhaal spoke a
few words about Brokeback Mountain. Here they are the best I can offer...the actual words might be off
here and there.

Jake:

It's an incredible honor that the HFPA included Brokeback Mountain on their list of extraordinary movies.
The funny thing about a movie like that is I don't think we understood the resonance, at the time, that
it would have, what it would become, and that it would be awarded and lauded the way that it was. We
started off with just a group of people coming together, trying to do something honestly and then it
became what it's become today and it's just incredible. And it's incredible to be amongst a group of films
and film makers and actors and actresses that make wonderful cinema. It's an honor.


The film clips they showed were the reunion scene on the steps with Alma seeing the guys kiss, the
"I wish I knew how to quit you" scene and the scene with Ennis finding the shirts in the closet.

At one point in the program in an unrelated area, they cut to Heath and Jake sitting together in the
audience and it felt so real and alive that you can't believe it isn't.