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Talk about films.

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Debi Hill
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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. 


   
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@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.

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@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.


   
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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.)

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Gunpowder Milkshake on Netflix is really fun. (It is violent so not for violence allergic peeps.)

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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:

 

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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!

Moxie:

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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.

 


   
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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:

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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. 

 


   
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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? 

 


   
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@chad I have so not been paying attention I did not even know they had made a remake. 

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@chad good question. I haven’t seen the remake. I read Spielberg changed some things up but the story is basically the same

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Unless Spielberg changed the ending, I have no interest. I don't like sad movies 🤷‍♀️

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Posted by: @maegan

Unless Spielberg changed the ending, I have no interest. I don't like sad movies 🤷‍♀️

He didn't. So you're safe. 😎 


   
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Just watched this latest film from Wes Anderson today. It’s pretty great. On HBO.

 

 

 

 

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Posted by: @michele

Just watched this latest film from Wes Anderson today. It’s pretty great. On HBO.

 

 

 

 

You always beat me to the good one’s. It’s actually sitting in my watchlist. I’ll move up the list.


   
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I watched two polar opposite movies in the past week: Mad God  and Drive My Car. 

Mad God is a short (~85 min) stop-motion, experimental horror film set in an otherworldly dystopia. It's macabre all the way with little, if any, forces of redemption at work. So, if that's your thing, I highly recommend! I liked it a lot. Currently, you can only watch it via the Shudder streaming service.

Drive My Car  is a long, (nearly 3 hr) down to earth drama set in Japan about a playwright coping with the loss of loved ones as he works on directing a Chekhov play. He likes driving his car and much of the story takes place in his car. If that's your thing, I highly recommend! I liked it a lot too!

Has anyone seen these?

 


   
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@jeffrey Thanks for the recommends.

 

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Posted by: @jeffrey

I watched two polar opposite movies in the past week: Mad God  and Drive My Car. 

Mad God is a short (~85 min) stop-motion, experimental horror film set in an otherworldly dystopia. It's macabre all the way with little, if any, forces of redemption at work. So, if that's your thing, I highly recommend! I liked it a lot. Currently, you can only watch it via the Shudder streaming service.

Drive My Car  is a long, (nearly 3 hr) down to earth drama set in Japan about a playwright coping with the loss of loved ones as he works on directing a Chekhov play. He likes driving his car and much of the story takes place in his car. If that's your thing, I highly recommend! I liked it a lot too!

Has anyone seen these?

 

I co-sign with Drive My Car. It's a marathon of a movie but its worth it.


   
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Has anyone not seen Beginners yet? It is a wonderful film and also a very interesting screenplay read because of unique intercuts with still images (that script is in the library). Also every time I see it I get instant Jack Russel Terrier yearnings.

 

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@seemaxrun I have not, but I  got it on my to-watch list. I actually don't remember the last time I watched a rom-com.


   
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Max Adams
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Jeez, the Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 3 trailer looks really dark. I was really looking forward to seeing Chris Pratt go back to entertaining comedy work he's been doing all these dark roles lately. I guess I'll find out in May but, um, where is the humor?

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Has anyone seen Prey on Hulu yet? The trailer looks good and it is getting some good word of mouth online. I'm not signed up for Hulu but I might to watch it. Hmm.

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