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Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 248
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Takoma11
I talked with someone about the film this...

I talked with someone about the film this weekend. They said they hadn't heard of it before and I started describing the basic plot. They said, "Wait! Is that the film where at the end ________?" And...
Forum: Actors, Awards, & Directors 3 days ago
Replies: 21
RIP Kirstie Alley
Posted By Takoma11
Oh, no! She was one of those people you see...

Oh, no!

She was one of those people you see everywhere when I was growing up.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 days ago
Replies: 74,926
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
Well, Ali and Mortensen are great, but I don't...

Well, Ali and Mortensen are great, but I don't think it's enough to recommend it. I snagged it from the library to check it off the Oscar winners list here.

I think that there's a lot to be mined...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 74,926
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
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Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 days ago
Replies: 248
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Takoma11
Got it. I hadn't really addressed the "goals vs....

Got it. I hadn't really addressed the "goals vs. meeting goals" aspect of the film, so I was trying to understand what was being responded to.

Planning on a rewatch this coming weekend, so I'll be...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 9
Sven Nykvist - born 100 years ago today (cinematography chat)
Posted By Takoma11
Christopher Doyle's work (specifically in In the...

Christopher Doyle's work (specifically in In the Mood for Love and 2046) was the first time that I really started to "see" cinematography as an element of a movie that I could pick out and think...
Forum: Movie Reviews 5 days ago
Replies: 4,266
Important: Gideon58's Reviews
Posted By Takoma11
I am both excited to see this and already...

I am both excited to see this and already anticipating how upset I'll be. Such a terrible and troubling story, but the trailer definitely intrigued me.
Forum: Movie Reviews 5 days ago
Replies: 817
Movie Forums Top 100 of the 2010s - Group Watch
Posted By Takoma11
Ooh! Great nom! I watched it last year and here...

Ooh! Great nom! I watched it last year and here is what I wrote about it then:
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 days ago
Replies: 248
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Takoma11
I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at with...

I'm not entirely sure what you're getting at with the underlined. I'm not giving the film extra stars just because it's tackling a subject I think is important. I think it's a great film and my...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 248
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Takoma11
I wrote but deleted something because it wasn't...

I wrote but deleted something because it wasn't quite expressing what I wanted it to. I think that when you are so restricted (10 films? I feel vicariously faint!), you become very aware of the films...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 248
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Takoma11
Ah. I assumed people submitted ranked lists. ...

Ah. I assumed people submitted ranked lists.

When we do lists here, for example, films sometimes place high because a few people ranked it very high, and sometimes place high because a lot of...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 248
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Takoma11
One of the joys of a list is finding things you...

One of the joys of a list is finding things you haven't seen (or sometimes even heard of).

Watching people put the same 20 films in different orders doesn't hold much interest for me. It's like...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 248
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Takoma11
Not critics, no. Sorry, I misread and thought you...

Not critics, no. Sorry, I misread and thought you were talking more about IMDb.

I think that the runtime of the film is integral to what it's trying to portray. It is important to feel the minutes...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 248
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Takoma11
I think you are underestimating the number of...

I think you are underestimating the number of people who freely rate movies they haven't seen at all, much less only watched the first half of.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 6 days ago
Replies: 248
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Takoma11
What a bizarre statement. It simultaneously...

What a bizarre statement.

It simultaneously claims that there was rigging in how the votes were counted, but also bemoans "expanding the voting community", which has weird "letting the wrong...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 248
Opinions on BFI 2022 Sight and Sound Poll
Posted By Takoma11
Good for Jeanne Dielman, an epic unlike any...

Good for Jeanne Dielman, an epic unlike any other.

I am pleased/surprised/confused by the inclusion of Meshes of the Afternoon, and in such a high spot!

I'd love to see a graphic that breaks...
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
Replies: 817
Movie Forums Top 100 of the 2010s - Group Watch
Posted By Takoma11
I won't get to it in time, but it's the next DVD...

I won't get to it in time, but it's the next DVD I'll get from Netflix and I'll review it when it arrives. Never heard of it, but it looks really interesting.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 week ago
Replies: 380
The Resident Bitch Prepares for the MoFo 2010s Countdown
Posted By Takoma11
I also really liked Tyrannosaur. A fascinating,...

I also really liked Tyrannosaur. A fascinating, if hard to watch, look at the intersection of people who for very different reasons are not in a good place.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 74,926
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
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Replies: 19
I used to get bullied by someone when I was teenager
Posted By Takoma11
Absolutely. I didn't think you were saying "just...

Absolutely. I didn't think you were saying "just get over it!". Just wanted to acknowledge that getting over something can really take work. If only it were as easy as just deciding not to care...
Replies: 19
I used to get bullied by someone when I was teenager
Posted By Takoma11
Agreed, though I think it's important to note...

Agreed, though I think it's important to note that moving past something and "just get over it" aren't the same message/idea. As someone who perseverates on things that happened years or even decades...
Replies: 19
I used to get bullied by someone when I was teenager
Posted By Takoma11
In my work I see bullying at times (among older...

In my work I see bullying at times (among older children), and when deciding how to address it, I think it's important to be really clear about your own goals.

Is your goal to let this person know...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 13
'The Changeling' (1980) Better Than 'The Shining' (1980)?
Posted By Takoma11
In my opinion that is a strange argument to make....

In my opinion that is a strange argument to make. Being "more true" to a genre isn't a sign of superiority, and many films distinguish themselves in the way that they don't always adhere to the...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 74,926
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
I watched The Bear in a sprint of three days. I...

I watched The Bear in a sprint of three days. I really enjoyed it. Great performances, funny and poignant. And, yes, I did appreciate that in its heart it was optimistic.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 week ago
Replies: 74,926
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
sigh fine I quite enjoyed Chef...

sigh

fine



I quite enjoyed Chef when I watched it many years ago. Aside from the initial blow-out at the restaurant, it's a pretty gentle, funny, positive story. I mostly appreciated that...