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08/02/2020 01:32:09 PM · #1
Originally posted by blindjustice:

Finally had the chance to see "the Joker" - and I have to say, the major thing you take away from it is that maybe
BATMAN is not such a good guy as people think. Phoenix's performance was head and shoulders above Heath Ledgers'- and you realize,
not all that is perceived to be evil is truly evil, not all good is truly good.
A character, who feels wounded and deprived of true lineage, hell-bent on destruction of his perceived enemies, mostly out of vengeance and wrath-
marshaling the tools he has around him to inflict pain night after night-
is that the Joker or Batman,(spoiler alert)both! (and they are brothers).
9/10


I have a similar score for the Joker. I don't know if the performance is better than Heath Ledger's, I think Heath Ledger did an amazing thing in that movie, but Joker the movie is more significant to me than Dark Knight. The Heath Ledger movie, though tight and entertaining, is lessened by franchise silliness, whereas Joker goes fully into the allegory, less obligated to the plot.

Some have argued that Joker has its own cliches, kind of a Scorsese clone instead of a comic book clone, but cliches as such aren't bad. Scorsese is a rich template. And Joker IMHO is a fresher version of Scorsese than the Irishman.
07/31/2020 09:46:23 AM · #2
Finally had the chance to see "the Joker" - and I have to say, the major thing you take away from it is that maybe
BATMAN is not such a good guy as people think. Phoenix's performance was head and shoulders above Heath Ledgers'- and you realize,
not all that is perceived to be evil is truly evil, not all good is truly good.
A character, who feels wounded and deprived of true lineage, hell-bent on destruction of his perceived enemies, mostly out of vengeance and wrath-
marshaling the tools he has around him to inflict pain night after night-
is that the Joker or Batman,(spoiler alert)both! (and they are brothers).
9/10

Message edited by author 2020-07-31 09:47:47.
04/07/2019 06:56:18 PM · #3
Daffodils, a local production, but up there with the big ones. a wonderful film about growing up in NZ.During the 60s I think it is the Best local film in a long time great story and music as well
04/07/2019 11:56:51 AM · #4
Roma 10 out of 10

this is on my short list of favorite movies. It broke my heart and then taped it back together. might feel slow at first but if you can follow along and enjoy the beautiful cinematography the plot will kick in and pay off.
04/07/2019 08:42:09 AM · #5
"Us" 9 out of 10. absolutely great psychological thriller with a terrific twist at the end. Comedy was just right, remained creepy throughout.

Much better movie than "get out" - Is Peele a more relatable Shyamalan? Perhaps!

Message edited by author 2019-04-07 08:42:41.
09/18/2018 08:24:26 PM · #6
Spitfire,a documentary on the aircraft that won the Battle of Britain.without this aircraft and the young men that fleww them Britain could have lost the war ...
09/17/2018 09:33:31 AM · #7
Time Trap
i always like the time travel movies. and i give this 9/10 for keeping me engaged, though at first i thought its not a film material
09/17/2018 09:25:34 AM · #8
last movie I watched is A Quiet Place on shoowbox.

08/07/2018 03:50:10 PM · #9
Originally posted by Melethia:

The Imitation Game - 10/10

I would try to explain why, but it makes me cry to think about it. It will either resonate with you or it won't.


I know you posted this a while ago, but I quite agree. I thought it was excellent
08/07/2018 11:59:47 AM · #10
I just watched = What We Do in the Shadows

It was fun in a good mocking way

4 out of 5 stars from me!
08/07/2018 11:49:53 AM · #11
Sorry to Bother You 7/10

so if you've seen enough movies you'll realize this isn't as groundbreaking as some are saying, and some plot lines are just dropped (which is usually the sign of an ambitious script that had to be cut down in the editing room or just never shot to stay in budget) but it's still an imaginative, exciting, thought-provoking movie.

08/07/2018 11:46:39 AM · #12
Originally posted by Bear_Music:

I finally succumbed to curiosity a few weeks ago and decided to watch "Breaking Bad" (which I never had done) and have been binge-watching in patches since then. I'm now in the middle of Season 5, the final season. All I can say is "Wow!" Next up will be "Better Call Saul" :-)


I'm in the middle of Better Call Saul. It's a nice way to get over Breaking Bad withdrawal. Breaking Bad is a favorite of mine.
08/07/2018 08:32:54 AM · #13
I finally succumbed to curiosity a few weeks ago and decided to watch "Breaking Bad" (which I never had done) and have been binge-watching in patches since then. I'm now in the middle of Season 5, the final season. All I can say is "Wow!" Next up will be "Better Call Saul" :-)
08/07/2018 07:57:21 AM · #14
Originally posted by salmiakki:

Originally posted by GolferDDS:

3 Billboards

Outstanding acting. Definitely holds your attention. In Theatres now.


Agreed. One of the best Iíve seen in a very long time


Just saw this. I agree, best of 2017. All good people are not 100%good, and bad are not fully evil throughout. We still have choices that we can make outside of our own character path...
02/03/2018 02:24:27 PM · #15
The Imitation Game - 10/10

I would try to explain why, but it makes me cry to think about it. It will either resonate with you or it won't.

Moonlight - 9/10

This is one of those movies where the soundtrack - the score, the songs - becomes an integral character to the telling of the tale. Not a action flick.

Message edited by author 2018-02-03 14:51:36.
02/03/2018 08:44:58 AM · #16
The Darkest Hour. 9/10

Outstanding acting. Historically interesting. See Dunkirk also. They compliment each other.
02/03/2018 07:47:58 AM · #17
The House - 2/10
I like stupid, over-the-top humor as much as anyone, but I prefer more cerebral comedy and this movie failed at one and had none of the other. It's like a bad SNL skit that just leaves a bad taste in your mouth. I rarely feel like I've wasted time watching even a bad movie, but this was ninety minutes I really wish I could have back. I'm generously giving it a 2 because I just assume I chuckled at one time or another during this mess.
01/29/2018 12:07:49 PM · #18
Originally posted by wbanning:

Dunkirk - 9/10

A war movie unlike any I recall. Before I saw it, a friend said, "if you aren't a pacifist before you see it, you will be after."

The film is set during the Dunkirk evacuation between May 26 and June 4, 1940. Winston Churchill called the evacuation both a "colossal military disaster", and a "miracle of deliverance". The movie is intense from start to finish and brilliantly portrays both disaster and deliverance, weaving action and (limited) character development.

The film integrates musical themes from the Enigma Variations by British composer Edward Elgar (specifically Variation #9 - Adagio "Nimrod") into the dramatic and evocative film score (composed by Hans Zimmer) is exceptional and a highlight of the film for me. The director (Christopher Nolan) is quoted as saying "Elgar's monumental theme, a theme as beloved to the English as Dunkirk itself, is often played at ceremonial occasions and funerals. It's a theme which (I never admitted to Hans) I am incapable of hearing without feeling the surprising weight of my father's coffin on my shoulder." A majority of the soundtrack is traditionally environmental and serves very well to heighten the emotional impact of particular scenes. This film is worth seeing (or re-seeing) simply for the experience of noting the well-integrated score.


6/10

I agree about the "weaving action," that did make the movie more interesting, including Christopher Nolan's trademark liberties with time travel.

I completely disagree about the pacifist comment. This is a pro-war movie. If you want to see an anti-war movie, watch Full Metal Jacket (10/10).

The score may have been good, but the soundtrack really bothered me. Whenever there was a suspenseful moment, it used this very obvious and annoying pounding noise, so of course it felt "intense" because you want the noise to stop. This is a shortcut around good filmmaking.

I found it to be a cliched war movie whose only saving grace was Nolan's strange intercutting of four plot lines. I was also annoyed because he didn't convey the full importance of the Dunkirk evacuation. Reading Churchill's speech out of a newspaper at the end of the movie doesn't cut it.

This is one of those movies that is okay but annoys me as much as a bad movie because it could have been great.
01/29/2018 11:58:44 AM · #19
Originally posted by GolferDDS:

3 Billboards

Outstanding acting. Definitely holds your attention. In Theatres now.


Agreed. One of the best Iíve seen in a very long time
12/29/2017 08:36:42 PM · #20
Bright 5/10

The action and violence were fairly constant and intense, but the story line is bizarre, a bit all over the place and the backstory never explained - I guess they leave it to the viewer to figure it out. Many of the scenes were painfully contrived and rife with what I consider unrealistic stereotypical dialog, characters and situations.
11/28/2017 10:16:39 PM · #21
3 Billboards

Outstanding acting. Definitely holds your attention. In Theatres now.

Message edited by author 2017-11-28 22:18:12.
11/27/2017 11:41:12 PM · #22
Loving Vincent

Amazing.

Message edited by author 2017-11-27 23:42:47.
11/27/2017 11:00:58 PM · #23
Mudbound. Unrated.

Takes place during WWII era in Mississippi Delta. Deals with bigotry and morality. Violence aside, one of the best movies Iíve seen in awhile.
11/27/2017 03:21:36 AM · #24
The Dark Tower 6/10

McConaughey plays a bad guy fairly well in this movie. The other actors also did a decent job. Good visual effects and action scenes. I haven't read the books, so I'm not being critical of that aspect of the movie, but as it relates to the plot I found the whole story hard to grasp and lacking some background. Overall entertaining, though.
11/06/2017 05:51:32 AM · #25
War for the Planet of the Apes 8/10

I've been a huge fan of the PotA movie and TV show franchise since I was a kid, so I've enjoyed them all. Some of the recent reboots haven't been that great, but this one was excellent.
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