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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31860 on: June 09, 2010, 01:04:06 PM »
I like him when he's good.

Which is to say when his films don't hinge upon one big twist.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31861 on: June 09, 2010, 02:15:52 PM »
Mary and Max

This movie is like a vagina with teeth.  You think you are in for something pleasant and fun, but it has different plans for you altogether.        

Have you seen his short "Harvie Krumpet"? This guy specializes in gallows comedy that is surprisingly poignant. I'm really looking forward to "Mary And Max".

I have not but I will find it.  He is definitely another animator to watch in the future, along with many other new and talented animators.  I believe animation has been undergoing a renaissance in the last 25 years, it has slowly been transforming from entertainment for children into a full fledged artform (something Fantasia and Prince Achmed tried to do but were about half a century ahead of their time).

I definitely wouldn't give a vagina with teeth 10/10
Mary and Max however is an amazing film. 10/10

Agreed, Mary and Max is amazing.
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31862 on: June 09, 2010, 02:19:14 PM »
I like him when he's good.

Which is to say when his films don't hinge upon one big twist.

Wait, who are you talking about?
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31863 on: June 09, 2010, 03:00:46 PM »
Oh man, The Box was the first film of Kelly's where I felt he truly showed a nice visual progression as a director, I do think above all else The Box is a visually special film.

Kelly's always been a talented visualist - its execution he has issues with - esp in plotting and story.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31864 on: June 09, 2010, 03:33:29 PM »

Animal Kingdom (David MichŰd, 2010)
Fascinating, unsettling crime drama, opening with Josh and his mum sitting on the couch watching Deal or No Deal, and ending with Josh giving his grandma a cuddle. A film where family constrains and corrodes, creating this weird insular, nebulous universe filled with resigned, laconic paranoia, intense connections (especially Jacki Weaver's grandma), and in Josh's case, a withdrawn, inarticulate watchfulness. The police of the armed robbery squad, or the drug squad - the ones in plainclothes - come across as these ominous figures in suits, as inexplicable and omnipresent as the suits in the Matrix, but sitting in Fords outside suburban homes.

A strange film, seemingly following the narrative of a boy's education in the underworld, it refuses to go down well-worn paths, instead opting for mood and atmosphere, echoing the nihilistic drift of the protagonists in the family in response to ruthless, crooked protagonists of the state. Where sullen paranoiacs lash out at the nearest convenient target. At times I was not convinced by this, as it refuses to go down the well-worn path of the classic cinematic narrative (one thinks of Un prophete, and the education and ascent of a young man in the ways and hierarchy of the crime world), but the downward spiral has its own power. The score has shadows of the 80s with its synthetic tones and drones, and the cinematography captures the urban nightscape - especially the lighting - and the bleached 'burbs wonderfully. The Cody family ensemble is superb - especially Weaver as the matriarch, and Mendelsohn as Uncle Andrew - and Frecheville as the young Josh is either a genius, or his blank, downcast nature has been well-used by the director. I don't know. Kids these days are just so hard to read.

Very nice review. I think Josh was well-used.

That screenshot just reminded me of the fear I had for the innocent kid in the back of the car. Remember parents - don't let your children start dating until they are at least 28!

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31865 on: June 09, 2010, 04:00:21 PM »


When did she work with Johnny Depp?
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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31866 on: June 09, 2010, 04:00:21 PM »
Mary and Max

This movie is like a vagina with teeth.  You think you are in for something pleasant and fun, but it has different plans for you altogether.        

Have you seen his short "Harvie Krumpet"? This guy specializes in gallows comedy that is surprisingly poignant. I'm really looking forward to "Mary And Max".

I have not but I will find it.  He is definitely another animator to watch in the future, along with many other new and talented animators.  I believe animation has been undergoing a renaissance in the last 25 years, it has slowly been transforming from entertainment for children into a full fledged artform (something Fantasia and Prince Achmed tried to do but were about half a century ahead of their time).

I definitely wouldn't give a vagina with teeth 10/10
Mary and Max however is an amazing film. 10/10

Agreed, Mary and Max is amazing.

So much love for Mary and Max, but it did not appear in the 2009 Filmspots, nor in the Best of the Decade.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31867 on: June 09, 2010, 04:07:11 PM »
Probably issues of actually seeing it, as was the case with Kells and A Town Called Panic.

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31868 on: June 09, 2010, 04:24:03 PM »
Mary and Max

This movie is like a vagina with teeth.  You think you are in for something pleasant and fun, but it has different plans for you altogether.         

Have you seen his short "Harvie Krumpet"? This guy specializes in gallows comedy that is surprisingly poignant. I'm really looking forward to "Mary And Max".

I have not but I will find it.  He is definitely another animator to watch in the future, along with many other new and talented animators.  I believe animation has been undergoing a renaissance in the last 25 years, it has slowly been transforming from entertainment for children into a full fledged artform (something Fantasia and Prince Achmed tried to do but were about half a century ahead of their time).

I definitely wouldn't give a vagina with teeth 10/10
Mary and Max however is an amazing film. 10/10

Agreed, Mary and Max is amazing.

So much love for Mary and Max, but it did not appear in the 2009 Filmspots, nor in the Best of the Decade.

Maybe it will appear in the 2010 Filmspots (should be eligible by DVD release, right?)

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Re: Write about the last movie you watched
« Reply #31869 on: June 09, 2010, 05:22:49 PM »
Is Pixar releasing a movie this year?  If so there is no point nominating other animated films for Filmspots.
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