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My favorite SOLO debut not listed is Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark, which is Great!
list updated
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Movie Talk / Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Last post by Sam the Cinema Snob on Today at 08:33:19 AM »
Just saw the current version and it was awful, a big fat waste of their talent and my time.

Well, at least it was true to the original then!

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pix continues to have the best hot takes of 2017.
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Movie Games / Re: Movie Quote Conversation
« Last post by DarkeningHumour on Today at 06:54:58 AM »
A spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down.

Mary Poppins
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Movie Talk / Re: Respond to the last movie you watched
« Last post by 1SO on Today at 12:14:56 AM »
Wind River
* * 1/2

I think Taylor Sheridan is very talented even though I have yet to be won over by a single piece of work. Hell or High Water and Sicario show great structure and some great moments, but also a fair amount of frustrating scenes where you'd think by the good stuff that Sheridan would know better. That is much the case here where Sheridan surprises me and then shoots himself in the foot over and over.

The story is set up as a murder mystery, and Cory's (Jeremy Renner) knowledge of the terrain makes him a local Sherlock, especially when working with an FBI Agent (Elizabeth Olsen). Renner gets to play it hard and cool and smart, then there are the scenes where he goes all soft and the film turns sappier than a Spielberg heart tug. There's an amazing gunfight in this movie, but it doesn't belong in THIS movie, certainly not with Baby Driver levels of firepower on display. The film contains a rape scene and the moment I saw it coming I wanted to jump to the next scene, which it turns out you can totally do because there's no interesting visual information to support the people talking about it after. The title cards Sheridan uses at the end also aren't earned by the story. It's like Thor ending with a message about hammer safety. It doesn't ruin the movie's good qualities but makes me wonder if I got something different out of it than Sheridan wanted to put across.
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Movie Games / Re: Movie Quote Conversation
« Last post by Sandy on Yesterday at 11:54:41 PM »
"You give out very little sugar with your pronouncements." (True Grit)
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Idle Chatter / Re: What Should Another Filmspotter Do?
« Last post by Junior on Yesterday at 11:32:04 PM »
I would very much like to. It isn't out yet though, unless you know something I don't.
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Music / Re: Foo Fighters: or The Holy S****
« Last post by Sandy on Yesterday at 11:23:16 PM »
...Now I'm curious to what your favorite bands are. Would you be interested in telling me your top five groups?

Oh man, five is always a tough call. At the moment I'd have to call it for Bowie, Talking Heads, My Bloody Valentine, Nine Inch Nails, and a last place five-way-tie between Death From Above 1979, LCD Soundsystem, and either Dillinger Escape Plan, The Beatles, or Prince (and it's probably Prince to be honest).

5 I know well and 4 I don't know anything about (guess which ones). :) I have some homework to do!
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Marathons / Re: Noirvember Group Marathon 2017
« Last post by 1SO on Yesterday at 10:50:58 PM »
I threw it in there so I could make this. Wasn't think of it as Noir, though it is a murder-mystery. Winter's Bone felt more Noir, but it's a small step from that to Frozen River to Wind River.
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I went thru Adam's Letterboxd list and then sorted by my Ratings and here's my Top 10.




My favorite SOLO debut not listed is Kathryn Bigelow's Near Dark, which is Great!
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Idle Chatter / Re: What Should Another Filmspotter Do?
« Last post by 1SO on Yesterday at 10:39:49 PM »
Junior should watch World of Tomorrow Episode 2: The Burden of Other People's Thoughts and report back.
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