What was the last film you saw and how would you rate it? Pt. 18

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Thought I'd post this here until I hear we're doing it somewhere else....

Post the name of the latest movie you've seen and your rating out of 10. 
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Sunshine Boys (t0073766) - 7/10 - loved Burns, hated Matthau.
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This afternoon, Glass (2018): 8/10.
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Good; I'm interested in seeing it.  Not a huge nerd on the movies or anything, but they're kinda neat.  :)
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Passengers (2016), 8/10. They actually managed to make two people on an empty ship an interesting story with a message! Hardly something I expected from today's Hollywood.
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Fantastic weekend:


The Death of Stalin (2017) - 9/10

Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018) - 9/10


Both gave me moments of a lot of fun and laughs and also the opportunity to think.

The weak movie was Live by Night (2016), is interesting but not close to the ther two. 7/10
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I'd give this double likes if I could.
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Beautiful Boy, 7/10
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Timothée Chalamet should have been nominated for Best Supporting Actor.
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Two Rifftrax treated movies (rewatches) coincidentally from the same year:
Laser Mission (1989), 1/10.
The Wizard (1989), 2/10. 
Both commentaries: 10/10.
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Don't Shoot, That's my dad! (2018) - 9/10 - I was 19 years old when these events took place and still get emotional about Belgium's most famous cold case 33 years later. Today no less than 30 police investigators are still working full-time on the case. This movie will be released to English-speaking audiences in February.
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I Love NY (2015), 5/10. The Indian remake of a classical Soviet film is faithful to the original in terms of plot but the acting and directing is not up to the mark. In this love triangle story, Tikku (Kangana Ranaut) calls herself a teacher, like Barbara Brylska in the original, but doesn't look or act in the least like one. Instead, she looks like an ordinary stupid girl typical for romantic comedies and can't even imitate crying properly. On the other hand, Sunny Deol, who acts well and looks to be about 35 when he's almost 60, is the one who deserves praise. It's funny that no writers at all are credited here, though :)
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Rewatch Hellboy (2004) , 9/10. CGI didn't age well.... #shrugs And I forgot there was a quick little midcredit's scene as well.

Streaming on horror streaming service, Shudder.
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Monday night:
Koe no katachi (2016) AKA A Silent Voice. Seen in a special screening at the movie theater.
10/10.
You wanna solid cry? This is your anime.
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Green Book: formulaic but the dynamic chemistry between Ali and Mortensen elevates the film to an enjoyable, heart-warming feel-good picture worthy of all the applauses at the end despite its 'obvious' significance, the film feels calculated to please but I would lie if I said I didn't like it. 8,5 so let' say 9 :)
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I saw Green Book (2018) yesterday and I give it a solid 9/10.
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Better a solid 9 than a marginal 10 :)
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Glass (2019) - 7/10 - slightly disappointing

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Yesterday: 
Final season of Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (TV Series 2015– ). 10/10.
 
Today:
Serenity (2019) I can't remember hating a screenwriter so much while watching a movie as this one.
3/10. I will go out of my way to make sure this one gets a Titanic's full of Razzie nominations next year.

It's far worse and far funnier than The Book of Henry (2017).
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Last movie I saw was "Bad Times at the El Royale".  I personally loved it - very Tarantino in style and well made.  I rated it 9 stars out of 10.
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The Favourite (2018) -  8/10 Good but not easy to watch. I have seen 6 out of 8 Oscar nominees and so far there is nothing compared to Roma.


Total Recall (1990) -  8/10 Sometimes I watch a movie to vote on a poll and that was the case with Total Recall, the only film I was missing in the recent Paul Verhoeven Face-Off. Quite enjoyable and nice to know the effects were still not generated with computers.

Into the Night (1985) - 6/10, interesting to see 17 directors cameos.
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Love & Mercy (2014) - 8/10 - I'm pickin' up good vibrations.
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Quantum of Solace. 7/10
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Capernaum: 9
If Beale Street Could Talk: 7
On the Basis of Sex: 7
22 July: 6
Agatha and the Truth of Murder: 6
I don’t feel at home in this world anymore: 5.5
Tully: 5.5
Bohemian Rhapsody: 5
Glass: 4
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THE FAVOURITE, I guess I went through as many stages of appreciation as acid pills taken during the making. Did they try to make a punk version of 'Dangerous Liaisons' or was the director channelling Darren Aronofsky making 'The Madness of Queen Anne', I can't articulate my feelings in order to form a general appreciation, not now anyway. I have to enumerate all my key-reactions in chronological order.

1st minute:. It's got quite a nice look, the costumes are all right. I know like period movies, I like 18th century, Barry Lyndon, The Duchess, and all that. I think I'm gonna like thi.

1st minute 10 seconds: I'm suddenly not so 100% sure that it's gonna be your average costume movie. I should have figured that with the credits and titles' display.

2nd minute: what's with my camera-lens trick? Another "And Now For Something's Completely Different" moment and I'll be groaning.

10 minutes: (groaning)

15 minutes: feeling like that judge in the trial films: "this is better getting somewhere"....

25 minutes: the slap! finally, this got somewhere after all. Cool I waited for it.My faith is restored.
25 minutes, 10 seconds: Not so fast. Never mind the profanity but I didn't know the term "OK" was used in the 18th century England.
25 minutes, 20 seconds: playing with the wheelchair... what the bloody hell?!
25 minutes, 30 seconds: OK, they might as well kiss each other, nothing will surprise me...
25 minutes, 45 seconds: What did I say?!

30 minutes: at that point, I would see Weisz sticking her booger on a Stone's face, I wouldn't be surprised, seems like randomness is mistaken for pointlessness, or is it the other way around, I don't think I care anymore ... my brain is telling me "Mama, I wanna go home!"

40 minutes: OK, characters are well-established, Im getting used to the overall iconoclast tone and there were a few genuinely good parts (even genius at time) and the acting is truly Oscar-worthy..

1hour 20 minutes: OK if I forget about that naked man with the tomatoes thrown at his body, we've had almost an hour of cinematic consistency where I could appreciate better the performances of both Stone, Weisz and understand why Colman is credited as the lead.

1hour 40 minutes: my mind is processing, is it supposed to say something about women in power or the different layers of power with the favorite playing like consiglieri, is it about women power or just the way power corrupts everyone so there's no reason for women to be least corruptible... or maybe we have just a fantastic duel between two rivals who want to be the one who pulls the strings even if it means strangling the other with them. Seems like we already have a winner then, right?

1hout 55 minutes: that scene is dragging on and on, it'd be better be the ending... oh so it's finished. She did win but  was it the "she" I expected? not really. Well, the film outgrew its initial bizarreness, was consistently interesting, made me think and had a satisfying ending. I can see the hype was somewhat deserved after all. But I can't say I had an instant liking, it's really demanding in terms of patience but maybe it's a film that takes time to grow on you.

Not for any taste or audience, but definitely a memorable experience, and so unpleasant at times you've got to admire its daringness, you can say it's over-stylized but that's the kind of thing you say about film that are all flash and no substance, this one has both and sometimes, flash and substance act like the two favourites in the film. And the story oddly enough acts like the Queen, it looks weak, flawed and flobby but it' got more strength inside and more personality than you'd think.

8 seems like the right rating, but it was a close call.

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The Favourite (2018) - 7/10 maybe. Well, it was not boring and one of the few period pieces were heavy costumes and furniture don't have a stifling effect. So the movie feels quite fresh and the actresses are great but what does it all amount to? I don't think it will have a lasting effect. The stupid distributors in my country gave it the tagline "Intrigues and Insanity", and I guess I expected more insanity.
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I think it's like this kid who knows he's smart and never misses an opportunity to show how smart he is in the classroom: asking relevant questions, arguing with the teacher, trying to find the flaw, the loophole in any explanation AND IN THE SAME TIME talks too much in the classroom, makes a jackass out of himself whenever he can, do stupid and unpredictable things etc.

So you don't have time to admire the kid's intelligence when it should be or you look at the behavior as a self-destructive attitude rather than something positive indicating a free-spirited personality.
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Yes, and like the smart kid, I'm afraid there's not much depth beyond what it tries to rub in your face. And the impression grows on me that The Favourite is actually a pretty typical example of a costume drama, with a few little quirks here and there.
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After procrastinating many a year, I finally watched.............
Fiddler on the Roof (1971)
9/10
My Standout performance in the film goes to................
Rosalind Harris ...as  Tzeitel
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Green Book (2018) - 7.5/10. Nice movie, but nothing that will be remembered.

With this I have seen all 8 Oscar nominees, my order of preference is:

1.- Roma
2.- The Favourite
3.- Blackkklansman
4.- A Star is Born
5.- Green Book
6.- Black Panther
7.- Vice
8.- Bohemian Rhapsody

I'm sure there were better films to nominate starting at number 5.
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I think 'green book' is nice enough to be remembered, granted it's not a masterpiece of originality but sometimes two compelling characters are enough.

'the favourite' IS a masterpiece of originality but sometimes it goes at the expenses of the story, the rivalry between the two women was so captivating I think it needed a more restrained tone, I had the same critic against "BlackKklansman", sometimes you can tell the director does his best to earn himself an Oscar nod.