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Pedro Costa, 2014


Pedro Costa's is one of those portuguese directors, those who worth the mention, that make things and never explains. This will make you grope in the dark, the dark that is a constant presence in this film, an analogy to the darkness of the characters life, genuine-bona fide-true stories, real names; this is close to a artistic documentary. The only light available is used to highlight the characters, there are not blank images without meaning, like a landscape, everything is about the characters and the characters only, that's probably why he used static images true out the entire film, they, the characters are the ones that will tell you what is important to them, without explanation, like Vitalina reading her birth certificate, or Ventura and Benvindo singing in the old factory which they worked, that's my favorite scene in the entire movie, I was watching it with my mother, I was speechless looking at the screen, when the scene was over I looked at my mother and she had her hand closing her mouth, she then said: This is exactly how it was, when I was younger, that's the lengths people had to go to be able to build a house and have a family, the humiliation. Pedro's uses details constantly, using them as metaphors, if you didn't see them in that exact moment you won't get what his trying to say, and he doesn't explain himself, never. I could talk about every single scene, but what for, see it, the skill and creative Pedro had was enough for the recognition in Locarno, should be enough for you.







Dark Waters, I do wonder if this is propaganda, but it's likely the best legal film since The Verdict. In essence this is the story of a lawyer whose conscience gets to him and he tries a legal case that could get him in trouble. This is very similar to Todd Haynes film Safe (1995) where the film is less about the case and more about the work. Robert Bilot does a great job giving you some very distinct characters and telling those stories. It's the supporting work that makes this film incredible. I don't think I've ever seen Tim Robbin's style of lawyer in any film before. I normal film would likely follow the drama and tell the story from Wilbur Tennet perspective as he was the one who suffered and lost the most but he's used sparingly and effectively. The villains of the story are also treated surprisingly humanely definitely worth tracking down if you get a chance.







Waves (2019), is a problematic film the trailer doesn't really tell you what the film is about and you have a reason for that. Waves is basically two stories it's about a brother and sister one is an issue film the other is a character study. Telling a two arc story is fascinating because it's so unusual. The best way I can describe this is imagine every 90's afterschool special thrown together in a pot and that's Waves.






John Wick was actually the last movie I saw. Been really busy since then...but most of Keanu Reeves' movies will get a 10 out of 10 from me.

Parabellum...the 2nd John Wick



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most of Keanu Reeves' movies will get a 10 out of 10 from me.
Especially 'Bill and Ted's Bogus Journey'. That would get 11 out of 10 for me if it wasn't illegal in my country.



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Waves (2019), is a problematic film the trailer doesn't really tell you what the film is about and you have a reason for that. Waves is basically two stories it's about a brother and sister one is an issue film the other is a character study. Telling a two arc story is fascinating because it's so unusual. The best way I can describe this is imagine every 90's afterschool special thrown together in a pot and that's Waves.



Can't wait for this to be released next month. Trey Schults is a serious talent.



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Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker -


shout-out to everyone who had me convinced this was going to be the worst one in the series, I couldn't have done this without you
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Way too much stupid talk on the forum. Iroquois, Iím thinking about you.



Is it just me, or is this year is turning out to be a great year for Hollywood? Not since 2011 at least!
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My Favorite Films



Don't care much about the dolla dolla thing. Just saying about the general quality of the films. The first year Marvel/DC eased off in about 5-6 years and the quality instantly went up.



Proud Mary
I liked the action and Taraji is very good in the title role.
The Fantastic Lady
A solid drama about a transgender person who faces lots of difficult situations after her boyfriend accidentaly dies.
Mythica - The Darkspore
I liked this low budget swords and scorcery flick.
Mythica - The Necromancer
Not as good as the Darkspore but it was okay.



Drive (2011)


Still amazing, the calculated way "Driver" goes about his business.

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Here's one of those movies I was talking in the other thread, that I don't know why I like it, would I still like it if it were with a less atractive male that happens to be a kind of shy lone wolf? Like I said: we want someone to tell us it's okay, and if it's Ryan Gosling the better.



Here's one of those movies I was talking in the other thread, that I don't know why I like it, would I still like it if it were with a less atractive male that happens to be a kind of shy lone wolf? Like I said: we want someone to tell us it's okay, and if it's Ryan Gosling the better.
Funny how we like or defend about the films we like. Ryan Gosling was great in this ultimately I contend. Strong and silent (ish) and workmanlike in a few scenes....but double denem'id up which is always a plus





Really liked it but I need to watch it again. I did it in two parts (hate doing that) because I was dumb enough to start it way too late at night to get through the entire film in one sitting. Something that really stood out is how funny it was in spots. Wasn't prepared for that so it was a nice surprise. Only seen three Kurosawa films so far but they always blow me away with how they look and are filmed. It's the same feeling I get when I watch Citizen Kane or Metropolis.

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Highlight of this was seeing all the actors, actresses in it that would actually go on to do something good or at least better. I knew it wasn't gonna be that great when the kid saw Santa (his Dad) getting it on with his Mom, which of course traumatized him, and began running up the endless stairs. Where the heck do they live? Nakatomi Plaza? Takes too long to get going and then the kills are pretty blah except for the axe scene. That was okay.



The Grinch (2018)

I knew I wouldn't really like Cumberbatch as the Grinch's voice, but luckily the animation was so enjoyable to watch. The story introduced a couple new elements that were fun, and I think there is enough here to warrant a re-watch between the original cartoon and the Jim Carrey version.



A Rainy Day in New York (2019)



Enjoyable romantic comedy with a caustic edge. It's pretty predictable as the characters are somewhat by the book but well played nonetheless. Great to see Diego Luna in a main part.




The Tampa Bay Buccaneers-Super Bowl 55 Champs!



Danny is a leader of a gang. His girlfriend convinces him to give up the gang life so he quits. After he quits a couple of dudes kill his girlfriend (with golf clubs). Danny, his life shattered, hits the bottle, the straw, the needle, pretty much anything he can get his hands until he hits rock bottom where a former associate finds him and helps Danny get his stuff together. Then it's a revenge trip. Ugly looking movie ala Last House on the Left, pretty bad technically, bad acting, a tad too long, lots of pretty good violence, some surprisingly decent gore fx and actually not that bad of a story as long as you can ignore the rest of the badness. Right Danny?
Went to add this to my watchlist but it turns out it's already there.

Black Killer (1971)




Came across this spaghetti with Klaus Kinski yesterday and knew I had to try it. It's got it's cool ways and that grimy and nasty way that I like. Unfortunately it's mediocre at best.