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Posted By Takoma11
You went one emotional layer too deep into Secret...

You went one emotional layer too deep into Secret in Their Eyes! :eek:

You know what they say: "And if you gaze long enough into The Secret in Their Eyes, The Secret in Their Eyes will gaze back...
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24th Hall of Fame
Posted By Takoma11
Got it. Because in my experience when someone...

Got it. Because in my experience when someone says that I didn't "get" a film, they meant that I was lacking in understanding of what happened in the film or what it was trying to accomplish or...
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Posted By Takoma11
You keep coming back to my descriptions of the...

You keep coming back to my descriptions of the film as criticism. My (neutral!) observation that the basic structure/story of the film is, at a superficial level, more accessible than other films is...
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Posted By Takoma11
I mean, I did think while I was watching it? I...

I mean, I did think while I was watching it? I actually paid very close attention to all of the films. And this is a historical context I find interesting and am familiar with. Nothing you've said...
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Posted By Takoma11
The Day of the Jackal The Man from Nowhere ...

The Day of the Jackal
The Man from Nowhere
Shame
Vampyr
Antwone Fisher
La Dolce Vita
The Sea Inside
In a Glass Cage
The Secret in Their Eyes
Aniara
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24th Hall of Fame
Posted By Takoma11
Considering what happened to many Argentinians...

Considering what happened to many Argentinians who went up against the government, the fact that both Esposito and his love interest survived physically intact and were able to be together in the end...
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Posted By Takoma11
I think it's bittersweet. I think that it's happy...

I think it's bittersweet. I think that it's happy that they are together but, like you say, there will always be this shadow of lost time/what could have been over it.



I tend to find many if...
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24th Hall of Fame
Posted By Takoma11
I think that Morales and Esposito are two sides...

I think that Morales and Esposito are two sides of the same coin--both of them having sacrificed significantly in the name of getting justice for the murder victim. I think that each man finds a...
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Posted By Takoma11
I think that it is very possible to experience...

I think that it is very possible to experience regret either with or without closure. In the case of this film, I think that the regret does come with closure. He is able to literally talk out his...
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Posted By Takoma11
I guess I just see the film as being more...

I guess I just see the film as being more optimistic than you do. At the time he made a decision that seemed like the best one for everybody involved, and he had no way of knowing it wasn't.



I...
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Posted By Takoma11
But the entire arc of the film is predicated on...

But the entire arc of the film is predicated on the main character achieving closure on both the case he investigated and his cut-short romance. And both of these are resolved in an optimistic or...
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Posted By Takoma11
That's fair. I just wanted to be clear...

That's fair.



I just wanted to be clear that I was using the term descriptively, not dismissively.



So to me it all ties into the idea of what characters have lost in the name of pursuing...
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Posted By Takoma11
I can certainly give a list of films that I felt...

I can certainly give a list of films that I felt took me on similar emotional journeys, though of course I can't say they'd have that same effect on you.



I am not using crowd-pleaser as some...
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Posted By Takoma11
I did really like it. I just thought that it did...

I did really like it. I just thought that it did something really well that I have seen before.



I think that the film is careful to pace out expected beats. The stadium long-take is actually...
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Posted By Takoma11
Those are both on my watchlist as well, so you...

Those are both on my watchlist as well, so you are not alone!
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Posted By Takoma11
I've seen Dogtooth and The Killing of a Sacred...

I've seen Dogtooth and The Killing of a Sacred Deer and liked both of them.

He's one of those directors who creates his own strange vibe. And fortunately he seems to have a knack for finding...
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Posted By Takoma11
Which, just to elaborate, is no slam against...

Which, just to elaborate, is no slam against crowd-pleasing films (even the more "prestige" form of crowd-pleasers).

Like, I thought about both Mother and Dogtooth for days/weeks after watching...
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Posted By Takoma11
I haven't seen everything on that list, but I...

I haven't seen everything on that list, but I would easily put both Mother and Dogtooth above Secret in Their Eyes on both technical merit and the daring of the storytelling.

I think that The...
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Posted By Takoma11
This has been a rough year for a lot of people,...

This has been a rough year for a lot of people, and spring can be a tough transition time for people even in a normal year. I'm sorry that you feel frustrated. This has been a well-run HoF and there...
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Posted By Takoma11
Just do what I do and watch everything while also...

Just do what I do and watch everything while also working on schoolwork. ;)
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Posted By Takoma11
The best thing about finishing early is that you...

The best thing about finishing early is that you get to sit back, loiter around the thread like a sulky 13 year old at a 7-Eleven, and judge. Sometimes writing multi-paragraph responses to a small,...
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Posted By Takoma11
It was a minor annoyance, but when you invite...

It was a minor annoyance, but when you invite someone to do something and they politely decline and give an excuse, openly calling them out on it and forcing their hand (socially speaking) is gross...
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Posted By Takoma11
But then we wouldn't have gotten to see a man in...

But then we wouldn't have gotten to see a man in his 40s embarrass and manipulate two early 20-something women into doing something they weren't into.

To me, the issue with how popular the band...
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Posted By Takoma11
Yeah, my impression is that Angelo has...

Yeah, my impression is that Angelo has blackmailed Klaus into hiring him, though we don't know the extent of what Angelo revealed in their first conversations.
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Posted By Takoma11
I'm glad you liked it. Despite the violence and...

I'm glad you liked it. Despite the violence and the kids in peril, this movie is kind of comfort food for me. It is exactly the kind of movie that I like in the winter.