FILM TALK [MIT SPOILERS]
Talk about films.
Did anyone watch Let Them All Talk on HBO. While I appreciate the experimental aspect of the film, it kind of drives home the need for an actual screenplay. Letting great actors "talk" doesn't make a great movie.
@debihill I have not seen that.
Debi go post a profile in the "about me" section in your account settings so newer afw and 5150 peeps know who they are talking to.
@debihill Hi! I saw it and I really loved it. I think it worked. I don't know how much of it was all the actors - in this review, it says that the report of how much was improv-ed by the actors might be exaggerated ( https://www.rogerebert.com/reviews/let-them-all-talk-movie-review-2020) - and I would agree, bc it sounds more crafted by the screenwriter to me. I really liked it and it showed for me that there need not be catastrophic change in characters for there to be a worthwhile story to tell. My two cents.
The Tomorrow War came out this month. That is the new Chris Pratt science fiction feature on Amazon Prime. It was fun and had some great visuals and action.
(If I had my choice, I want a new Guardians of the Galaxies flick with Chris Pratt, but this is a decent science fiction flick.)
Gunpowder Milkshake on Netflix is really fun. (It is violent so not for violence allergic peeps.)
One of my U students asked me for a list of films I consider important viewing — rounding out a film vocabulary — and I put together a list for my U students. I thought you all in here might like to see it too:
Fun flicks I have watched on Netflix that are heartwarming and fun and involve NO end of the world or plague scenarios or serial killers yay!
I've been movie binging for the past few weeks (I call it homework.) and have managed to take in a lot of the available award-buzzy movies so this isn't a hidden gem but far and away my favorite of the bunch that I have watched so far.
It's equal parts touching and funny with Max-approved-zero-end-of-the-world drama.
This is a very cool film. I had not heard of it before and saw it on Prime and it's wonderful. Burn Your Maps:
This film isn't publicly available yet, but just in case ya'll haven't hear of it and may be interested you can put it on your radar. There's some gory stuff in the trailer fyi.
It's not my kind of film per se, but the production history behind it has me sold. Talk about a passion project.
Can somebody tell me what makes Westside Story good? I love Rita Moreno and Ariana Dubose is amazing, but why remake a movie if you don’t have a fresh take?
@chad I have so not been paying attention I did not even know they had made a remake.
@chad good question. I haven’t seen the remake. I read Spielberg changed some things up but the story is basically the same
Unless Spielberg changed the ending, I have no interest. I don't like sad movies 🤷♀️