What was the last movie you watched?

EloQuent

G.O.A.T.
Documentary about Yoni Netanyahu, called "follow me".

Mostly in English, parts subtitled. Fascinating story, impressive person. Documentary could have been structured better, but still, highly recommend it.
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
The Florida Project (2017), an affecting portrait of a group of children and their parents living in a motel just outside of Disneyland, struggling to make ends meet. The cinematography really stood out, and the movie is a visual banquet. Shot on KODAK 35mm film, meant to provide an organic quality that is lost with digital, the movie dishes up one color-bursting visual after the other. The visual beauty of course makes for a poignant contrast to the largely destitute lives of the characters, and it's a film that deliberately plays up several such contrasts/juxtapositions (I suppose the title itself – a reference to Disneyland – should be viewed as such a nod). Several impressive acting performances, too, notably from the young Brooklyn Prince, but Willem Defoe is stellar as well, and Bria Vinaite impresses with her portrayal of Monee's mother, her first acting role.



Also caught I, Tonya (2017), which tells the story of the much reviled American ice-skater Tonya Harding, who is most associated with the events of the maiming of her rival Nancy Kerrigan before the 1994 Olympics. Not even entirely sure what I think about this movie. It goes for a sort of black-comedy mockumentary format, letting Harding and her ex-hubby (who was arrested for orchestrating the assault on Kerrigan) both tell their stories. It provides a somewhat sympathetic lens on Harding's life, as she is shown growing up through abuse, first from her mother and then from her husband. The movie's frequent ploy of breaking the fourth wall for comedic effect even carries over into otherwise pretty sinister depictions of domestic abuse, letting the characters turn away from the violence with some sort of quippy comment to the camera, something I didn't find entirely tasteful. The movie does make some interesting explorations of class, though, and Margot Robbie does a good job portraying her subject.
 
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^ Nice reviews, @Sysyphus

Murder Ahoy (1964) - Margaret Rutherford plays her fourth and final Miss Marple. This one is not based on any Christie book. Sadly, did not think much of this movie.

The Goose Steps Out (1942) - Will Hay plays a bumbling schoolteacher who looks exactly like a German spy and so he is sent in ... Just started this one.
 

Sentinel

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Finding Neverland (2004) - Johnny Depp, Kate Winslet, Julie Christie

Enjoyed it. About J.M.Barrie and Peter Pan.

The Goose Steps Out (1942) - Will Hay plays a bumbling schoolteacher who looks exactly like a German spy and so he is sent in ... Just started this one.
The Goose Steps Out was fun, but could not follow what Will Hays was saying due to his (deliberate) accent.
 

Sentinel

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The Golden Compass (2007) - Nicole Kidman, voices of Ian MacKellan and Christopher Lee, Daniel Craig.

Based on Northern Lights of the His Dark Materials trilogy. I liked the books a lot but the movie was a let down. Did not do well in the US.
 

Rafaisdabest

Hall of Fame
The Golden Compass (2007) - Nicole Kidman, voices of Ian MacKellan and Christopher Lee, Daniel Craig.

Based on Northern Lights of the His Dark Materials trilogy. I liked the books a lot but the movie was a let down. Did not do well in the US.
I didn't read the books but I loved the movie...
 

Sentinel

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High Sierra (1941) - Humphrey Bogart, Ida Lupino, Henry Travers

Interesting heist movie with a climactic end at the top of a mountain.

I seem to recall seeing another movie in the last year or so that also ends at the top of a hill, with the cops shooting from below. Can't remember the name.
 
Truth or Dare (2018) - Lucy Hale, Tyler Posey, Violett Beane

A group of friends goes partying in Mexico, they end up playing a game called Truth or Dare - each of them has to answer a question saying the truth or accept a challenge. In case a person lies or fails with the challenge, they die. It turns out that the game never ends.

I Feel Pretty (2018) - Amy Schumer, Michelle Williams, Emily Ratajkowski

A comedy that I must admit turned out to be a nice surprise. An insecure girl wakes up from a bad fall in exercise class - suddenly, she starts to perceive herself as a smoking-hot model and starts acting like it. From here on, the movie goes on to deliver some good laughs and builds on the idea that very often it is one's mindset that is holding them back. Very refreshing movie in my opinion.
 
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Sentinel

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Penny Serenade (1941) - Cary Grant, Irene Dunne, Beulah Bondi

Cary and Irene get married and struggle to bring up a child. Am about one hour into the movie.
 

Midaso240

Hall of Fame
Mission Impossible 6 - Best movie of the year by FAR, and perhaps best Action movie...EVER? Seriously, go see this IMAX.

Tom cruise is Goaty to quote MN
Can you watch it without watching all the previous movies? I think I watched the De Palma original film when I was kid,but haven't seen any of the others...
 

Sysyphus

Talk Tennis Guru
Saw Isle of Dogs in the theater today. Winsome and quirky, as is to be expected from Wes Anderson. Those who already have a taste for his style will surely enjoy this one as well. I was certainly amused. The majority of negative reactions seem to center around what is perceived as cultural appropriation (the film is set in Japan). Some of this criticism is reasonable to discuss – Anderson's Japan does seem more like a potpourri of an American director's free association about Japan (haiku, sumo wrestling, taiko drummers and so on) than a real place, and one character brings the 'white savior' trope somewhat to mind – but some the criticism seems pretty ludicrous to me.
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Rewatched The Godfather the other day, which I somehow hadn't seen since I was a kid. Safe to say it appealed more to me now. A benchmark for ambitious Hollywood movies to be sure.

Also caught Blanc (1994) from Kieslowski's Trois couleurs trilogy. Roger Ebert called it an anti-comedy, which I suppose fits nicely. An interesting flick.
 

Backspin1183

G.O.A.T.
Split. Since Glass is releasing early next year, wanted to see what Split was like. Liked it.

Looking forward to Bruce Willis' Superman, I mean David Dunn, taking on James McAvoy's Doomsday (The Horde's beast) and Samuel L Jackson's Lex Luthor (Glass).
 

stringertom

Bionic Poster
My insomnia was rewarded early this morning as I finally caught a chance to watch "Changeling" and I was mesmerized by the combination of Eastwood's genius as a director and now maybe my favorite LA period piece depicting the developing metropolis in the first half of the 20th century.

Angelina Jolie is brilliant and she works within a solid supporting cast, including the much maligned (around here at least, @Vcore89 ) John Malkovich.

A grisly story handled well without overdoing schmalz or including too much gratuitous violence. Based on a real life tragedy.

Catch it if you can.
 

Vcore89

G.O.A.T.
My insomnia was rewarded early this morning as I finally caught a chance to watch "Changeling" and I was mesmerized by the combination of Eastwood's genius as a director and now maybe my favorite LA period piece depicting the developing metropolis in the first half of the 20th century.

Angelina Jolie is brilliant and she works within a solid supporting cast, including the much maligned (around here at least, @Vcore89 ) John Malkovich.

A grisly story handled well without overdoing schmalz or including too much gratuitous violence. Based on a real life tragedy.

Catch it if you can.
I hate the way Tom is always slagging off John, being John Malkovich, in Billions.;)
 

2good4U

Professional
Saw Isle of Dogs in the theater today. Winsome and quirky, as is to be expected from Wes Anderson. Those who already have a taste for his style will surely enjoy this one as well. I was certainly amused.
Definitely quirky, and a bit dark, but a good watch. Almost has a Claymation feel to it.

It's just came out in DVD too.
 

-NN-

G.O.A.T.
Currently I can't even overcome my difficulty in watching any film, nor get past the actors as being just that. Maybe it's over for me on the film front. :( :( :( :( :( :( :(
 

Sentinel

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Murder Most Foul (1964) - Based on Christie's "Mrs. McGinty's Dead". Margaret Rutherford and Charles Tingwell (Inspector).

With this I have seen all four of Rutherford's Miss Marple movies. Feel sad that there are no more. Liked her a lot as Miss Marple and I love the old B&W setting.



Also, saw the last 45 minutes of "We bought a Zoo" on telly, Matt Damon and Scarlett Johansson.
 

Sentinel

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My insomnia was rewarded early this morning as I finally caught a chance to watch "Changeling" and I was mesmerized by the combination of Eastwood's genius as a director and now maybe my favorite LA period piece depicting the developing metropolis in the first half of the 20th century.

Angelina Jolie is brilliant and she works within a solid supporting cast, including the much maligned (around here at least, @Vcore89 ) John Malkovich.

A grisly story handled well without overdoing schmalz or including too much gratuitous violence. Based on a real life tragedy.

Catch it if you can.
oh boy, finished it last night !
As it is, the part about her incarceration and treatment at the hands of the cops was upsetting and sickening. Maybe for you folks these are just memories but this kind of thing is very much what happens today all the time where I am.

I have faced similar treatment from the cops when for example the guy who owned in the basement below me filed a complaint about some flower pots we had put in the front area. He also had quite evidently paid the cops to harass us.

This happens every day here so it really hits home.

And yes, I have seen LA Confidential, and Serpico. I don't know when that day will come when someone cleans up our police and other government departments. Every department is full of corruption at every step.
 

sarmpas

Hall of Fame
Avengers Infinity War 2018. Much better than Avengers Age of Ultron 2015, especially the portrayal of the main villain. Ultron had some of the mannerisms on a stroppy teenager which is apart from being out character from what I'd expect of a villain it was also different from how he was presented in the comics which I'll always consider the true source material.

Edit: Changing things for the film version from the printed page version can often be better but not in this case.
 

Sentinel

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Great Expectations (1998) - modern version of the Charles Dickens novel with Ethan Hawke, Gwyneth Paltrow, De Niro and Anne Bancroft. Yes, Anne Bancroft of The Miracle Worker.
 
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