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Postby Dazza » Fri Feb 12, 2016 11:02 am

Bone Tomahawk - If you see one bloody genre bending western starring Kurt Russell, make it Bone Tomahawk. The last half hour of this film is so unexpected and brutal. Probably one of the better "horror" films that I've seen in awhile.

7/10

The Revenant - Speaking of horror, you could argue this is a body horror film. As beautiful as it is brutal, the filmmaking on display is just incredible. The sense of place, one of the hardest things to capture, feels as authentic as it gets. I could go on and on just waxing lyrical about the sound design for crying out loud. Before the film there were trailers for 4 or 5 superhero films and man, I am starting to really tire of the genre. What's amazing is in 2015 we had films like Mad Max and this, which delivered action scenes that strapped a rocket to the bar and raised it into space.

There are certainly some nitpicky elements - Leo is essentially Wolverine and for such an expanse people run into each other quite easily. But these didn't detract from the experience, and what an experience it was.

9/10
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby JenR » Sun Feb 21, 2016 11:16 pm

Leo will get his first oscar this year, I'm sure. I mean... I know he grunted through the majority of the movie and drooled, but I think he'll take it. I feel art direction should be recognized for what they did in that as well because those were wounds and the animals were very realistic. As for cinematography, it's as creative as "Birdman," if fans were thinking this would top it, but it was well shot. The only shots I didn't like were the worm eye shots looking up people's noses because after awhile it got old. But they did capture the climate and spirituality of nature well.

has anyone seen "Witch"?
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Mon Feb 22, 2016 1:22 pm

No but I want to badly.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Carlito Brigante » Mon Feb 22, 2016 9:55 pm

JenR wrote:I enjoyed Revenant a lot, but I probably wouldn't watch it more than twice a year. It was made very well, beautiful shots (almost to the point where the film was boarderline photo porn), it's a gross/honest(?) representation of how people survived living in those awful conditions, and I loved the theme of the story. Only thing that I didn't understand was why the director really wanted actors to walk in water every water puddle, unless it was symbolism in them cleaning themselves from being savages. Once someone sees it I have a question I want to ask.


Pretty much A list guerilla filmmaking. I haven't seen it. I went to watch it but got distracted driving around and decided I wasn't in the mood for a Leonardo DiCaprio movie. Ended up doing something else.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby JenR » Tue Feb 23, 2016 12:12 am

It would be hilarious that Leo's first oscar will go to his role as a man who's grunting through 80% of the movie. :lol:
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby thevoid99 » Tue Feb 23, 2016 1:07 am

If Leo loses his Oscar to that insipid wanker Eddie Redmayne, this is what will happen:

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Re: The Movie thread

Postby JenR » Wed Feb 24, 2016 10:39 pm

I honestly believe essays only nominated bcuz of the transgender awareness going on. I absolutely hated his character and he didn't do anything that was outstanding in that role... Don't get me started. I did not like that movie, but I absolutely loved Alicia in it and the art direction.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby thevoid99 » Thu Feb 25, 2016 10:29 pm

I think he's a fucking wanker that just screams vanity over the stuff he's been doing lately as if he thinks he deserves another Oscar. Fuck that piece of shit.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby JenR » Fri Feb 26, 2016 4:16 am

Damn the passion in that post. Lol

He defiantly does not deserve it for wearing makeup, a wig, a dress, and tucking a penis. That's for sure.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby thevoid99 » Fri Feb 26, 2016 11:28 pm

Rachel wrote:I associate Tom Hooper with unrepentant Oscar bait and avoid.


Yeah but he's a lesser evil compared to Stephen Daldry who I liken him to as the Oscar-bait version of Michael Bay.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Carlito Brigante » Sat Feb 27, 2016 4:28 am

In a perfect world Mad Max should win. At the very least for film editing. I honestly can't see how this movie can't win for that. The editing was flawless.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Dazza » Sat Feb 27, 2016 12:03 pm

Mustang - Fantastic film. Really sad seeing these beautiful energetic young girls have their life drained away by an oppressive and misogynistic society. Probably even better than Coppola's Virgin Suicides.

8/10



Spotlight - A nice antidote to the exaggerated and manipulative Truth. Straight down the line good story and performances. A scandal that truly deserves as big of a spotlight as is possible.

8/10


Creed - If I had seen it before the hype I probably would have been presently surprised. After the hype...not as much. It's a really good reboot with some strong directing and performances, plus the gorgeous Tessa Thompson, but I wasn't lifted off my seat. Miles better than the year's other boxing film, Southpaw, although it's funny to see more cinematic boxing that seems completely different real world boxing. Put your guard up, son!

7/10


45 Years - A slow burn. Subtle drama with an ending that really stuck with me. I love the little wrinkles that can bring about such massive damage in relationships. Really strong performance from Charlotte Rampling.

8/10
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby Carlito Brigante » Sun Feb 28, 2016 2:52 am

Rocky Balboa should win the Oscar. It's strange to think that years ago the idea that Rocky could win an Oscar might've been a huge joke.
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Re: The Movie thread

Postby JenR » Sun Feb 28, 2016 5:51 am

Isn't it's funny that his only nominations were in Rocky? Looool
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