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Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 hours ago
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A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By Takoma11
Like many attempts to sub-classify genres, I...

Like many attempts to sub-classify genres, I think that you run immediately into seeming contradictions.

I suppose in terms of useful mental categorizations I distinguish between "artier" horror...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 hours ago
Replies: 6,251
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By Takoma11
I guess my working definition of the term is a...

I guess my working definition of the term is a bit different. I tend to think of "elevated horror" as horror that goes the opposite direction of "freak show"/"LOOK AT THIS" horror and focuses more...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 hours ago
Replies: 2,923
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By Takoma11
I found it very powerful. It's violent and...

I found it very powerful. It's violent and upsetting, but all with purpose and relevance to the characters. In many ways I found it less "extreme" than other films that have technically less...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 hours ago
Replies: 75,843
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
I watched this movie semi-recently and was not...

I watched this movie semi-recently and was not prepared for how emotionally upsetting I would find it.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 3 hours ago
Replies: 75,843
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
I don't think that this is a gender issue, so...

I don't think that this is a gender issue, so much as a story issue. (Though I agree that "make her strong!" seems to have been more of a driver than making her character compelling). I had really...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 4 hours ago
Replies: 75,843
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
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Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 hours ago
Replies: 2,923
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By Takoma11
Sold!

Sold!
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 hours ago
Replies: 112
2023 Film Challenge
Posted By Takoma11
Anyone who's seen it want to tell me if there's...

Anyone who's seen it want to tell me if there's any unfortunate animal stuff in The Horse Thief?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 hours ago
Replies: 2,923
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By Takoma11
I'm not going to go googling, but are there one...

I'm not going to go googling, but are there one or two angels masquerading as, like, sexy high school girls? Or is that a different film?
Forum: General Movie Discussion 5 hours ago
Replies: 112
2023 Film Challenge
Posted By Takoma11
I don't know. Plenty of people from all walks of...

I don't know. Plenty of people from all walks of life end up addicted. For me, part of what the film highlights is that you can be in a near-ideal situation (family with money for fancy rehab,...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 7 hours ago
Replies: 2,923
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By Takoma11
I rate this Fear No Evil hype a 2. I am not yet...

I rate this Fear No Evil hype a 2. I am not yet hyped!
Forum: Movie Reviews 7 hours ago
Replies: 4,863
The MoFo Top 100 of the 2010s Countdown
Posted By Takoma11
I quite liked Her, but not to the level that it...

I quite liked Her, but not to the level that it was a serious contender for my top 25. Great performances, though.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 112
2023 Film Challenge
Posted By Takoma11
H. Country roads take me home [Pick one of the...

H. Country roads take me home
[Pick one of the following country groups and watch 5 films from its members, without repetitions]
5. Antarctic Treaty Parties
China Drunken Master
Netherlands...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 6,251
A scary thing happened on the way to the Movie Forums - Horrorcrammers
Posted By Takoma11
I thought the 1928 version of The Fall of the...

I thought the 1928 version of The Fall of the House of Usher was pretty elevated.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 75,843
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
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Forum: Movie Questions 1 day ago
Replies: 22
Unanswered:  Movies were 2 people fall through the Ice. From 80s to 90s
Posted By Takoma11
https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=fall...

https://www.imdb.com/search/keyword/?keywords=falling-through-ice&ref_=ttkw_kw_10
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 2,923
Watching Movies Alone with crumbsroom
Posted By Takoma11
Excuse me, but the film's title is Butcher Baker...

Excuse me, but the film's title is Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker and I will NOT hear otherwise!

Now get me hyped for Fear No Evil.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 1 day ago
Replies: 75,843
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
Yes. It's aggressively average with periods of...

Yes. It's aggressively average with periods of below-average and a handful of moments of above-average.
Forum: Movie Reviews 1 day ago
Replies: 4,863
The MoFo Top 100 of the 2010s Countdown
Posted By Takoma11
I, Daniel Blake was my #18. I watched a lot of...

I, Daniel Blake was my #18. I watched a lot of films in preparation for the countdown, knowing that I'd feel hesitant about putting such a recent watch on my list for the decade. But I found it to be...
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 75,843
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
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Forum: Movie Questions 2 days ago
Replies: 3
Answered: Sci-fi film about virtually everyone found dead in a town
Posted By Takoma11
Andromeda Strain ...

Andromeda Strain

https://youtu.be/MmGK95ueF7c?t=61
Forum: Birthdays and Introductions 2 days ago
Replies: 12
Happy Birthday, seanc!
Posted By Takoma11
Woo! Happy birthday!

Woo! Happy birthday!
Forum: Movie Reviews 2 days ago
Replies: 4,863
The MoFo Top 100 of the 2010s Countdown
Posted By Takoma11
Yes, and I thought it was merely okay/good. For...

Yes, and I thought it was merely okay/good. For me Mandy is a serious cut above it.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 48
Favorite Viewing of The Month?
Posted By Takoma11
All of these are great. Weirdly, Pitfall is the...

All of these are great. Weirdly, Pitfall is the one that's most stuck with me.
Forum: General Movie Discussion 2 days ago
Replies: 75,843
Rate The Last Movie You Saw
Posted By Takoma11
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