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Uncut Gems (2019) - Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie

- Adam Sandler is such a talented actor for drama movies! Directing is so good and the storyline is really entertaining in my opinion. One of the best movie I've seen this year so far. Ending is shocking.
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He should have got nominated for an Oscar at the very least. Think his reputation hurt him. Would have made the Oscars actually watchable lol. He wont some other award right before the Oscars and his speech was amazing . Yea the Oscars didn't need him :

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Voyage to Agatis (2010)




From extreme film director extraordinaire Marian Dora, and I thought it was pretty good. Of course, that's only if you're looking for something sick and disgusting. It's full of graphic nudity so it seems like a decent screenshot doesn't exist. The end is as brutal and disturbing as anything you'll ever see on film.
I checked the guy's resume on IMDb and I have to ask; are his films just torture porn or is there something else/more going on? Some reviews (and film descriptions) kinda make me curious while others mostly seem to kill that buzz.
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I checked the guy's resume on IMDb and I have to ask; are his films just torture porn or is there something else/more going on? Some reviews (and film descriptions) kinda make me curious while others mostly seem to kill that buzz.
That's the 3rd movie I've seen from him after Cannibal and The Angel's Melancholy and I believe those 2 are more highly regarded even though I liked them less. It seems like they're trying to be more than torture porn but I don't know if they are. They're all slow and disgusting. Cannibal was nominated for a specialty HoF a couple of years back. If you can find the thread then you can see what other members thought. I would recommend that most people stay away but perhaps it would be worth it for you to try one. Don't start with Angel's Melancholy because it's much longer.



Cannibal was nominated for a specialty HoF a couple of years back. If you can find the thread then you can see what other members thought.
I didn't find it from the big HoF thread. The only "cannibal" there was Cannibal Holocaust in euro horror HoF.



I didn't find it from the big HoF thread. The only "cannibal" there was Cannibal Holocaust in euro horror HoF.
I couldn't remember but it wasn't listed at the front because the nominating member wasn't able to finish- https://www.movieforums.com/communit...ad.php?t=38332



Parasite (2019)


First rewatch, and it's still just as good. I gave 1917 the same rating, but I'll side with the rest and give this the edge for best of 2019. It felt more like a comedy than a drama the second time around.



I couldn't remember but it wasn't listed at the front because the nominating member wasn't able to finish- https://www.movieforums.com/communit...ad.php?t=38332
Thanks. I may or may not watch something by Mr. Dora at some point. I think there's a chance I'd like something like that, but it'll require a fitting mood.



Thanks. I may or may not watch something by Mr. Dora at some point. I think there's a chance I'd like something like that, but it'll require a fitting mood.
I'm going to try to watch Debris Documentar this week if it's available somewhere.



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That Adam Sandler Speech was so good. I am looking forward to Uncut Gems, but not sure when I'll get around to it exactly.



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Silver Linings Playbook (2012)

I was very pleasantly surprised by this movie. For a long time the trailer looked unappealing, and I'm always wary of movies about mental illness. But it was actually pretty realistic, and the romance was beautiful. I loved the honesty of the characters and they way the treated people with mental illness just like normal people, which they are. As a Social Worker with many clients with mental illness I really appreciated this movie. I'm not a big fan of Bradley Cooper, but I liked his performance and his character. I thought the writing was solid, and the ending was very triumphant. There were a lot of interesting actors in supporting roles, and they all did an excellent job.




Unforgiven (1992)

This was a mandatory rewatch for the countdown. It wasn't as good as I remembered but still good. It's perhaps a bit too revisionist in its depiction of killing and it certainly would have benefitted from more brutal violence.




The Stand 1994

One of the earliest memories I have of watching anything and later the first novel I ever read and revisit the mini series every few years, it is very dated though and the upcoming series (I'm so glad they went with a series and not a film like originally planned) is absolutely needed, cant wait to see what they do with a big budget modern adaption, it will be epic... in any case I love this mini series, its a warm blanket to me despite its flaws



Stalingrad 1993 rewatch

Mark F's gif made me want to revisit WWII's All Quiet On The Western Front... a devastating story that was all too true for so many millions, easy to watch, difficult to comprehend

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Pinchcliffe Grand Prix (1975) - 7/10. From what I read this is Norway's highest grossing movie ever. It is made for 10 year olds. But still enjoyable. The actual race is pretty immersive and done very well. There were some limitations probably due to lack of tech and budget. But that is understandable. Good fun though. I am a little biased towards stop-motion animation, I just love the art form!
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Stalingrad 1993 rewatch

Mark F's gif made me want to revisit WWII's All Quiet On The Western Front... a devastating story that was all too true for so many millions, easy to watch, difficult to comprehend

Stalingrad is such a great war movie, one of the best.



Devil's Doorway (1950)

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Robert Taylor plays a Native American, who despite being a hero who fought for the union in the Civil War, has to fight once again to keep his land once he returns home. I thought it was a good western that was more sad than anything else.



The Servant (1963)

Interesting watching, wordy and of it's time. Like most Pinter writing, it has a staccato (word?) element to it. For me the class division plays were too obvious and grinding. Could be the point...Dirk Bogarde is wonderfully understated.




Bright light. Bright light. Uh oh.

Hercules Conquers Atlantis (Vittorio Cottafavi, 1961)
4/10
The Unfaithful (Vincent Sherman, 1947)
6/10
The Longest War (Greg Barker, 2020)
6.5/10
Rootwood (Marcel Walz, 2018)
5.5/10

Documentary filmmakers go out in the middle of nowhere to find a monster. Ha Ha.
A Secret Love (Chris Bolan, 2020)
- 7/10
Murder to Mercy: The Cyntoia Brown Story (Daniel H. Birman, 2020)
6.5/10
Stop Me Before I Kill! (Val Guest, 1960)
5.5/10
City Limits (Aaron Lipstadt, 1984)
-.3/10

The trailer has the best two minutes in the film and makes twice as much sense out of it.
Bad News Bears (Richard Linklater, 2005)
+ 6/10
The Quarry (Scott Teems, 2020)
+.5/10
Mister Scoutmaster (Henry Levin, 1953)
6/10
By the Grace of God (François Ozon, 2018)
+ 6.5/10

French grass roots version of Spotlight.
The Beloved Brat (Arthur Lubin, 1938)
5.5/10
I Accuse My Parents (Sam Newfield, 1944)
4/10
Maniac (Michael Carreras, 1963)
5.5/10
A Russian Youth (Alexander Zolotukhin, 2019)
- 6.5/10

Cross between Russian silent technique, Larisa Shepitko and an orchestra rehearsal.
Win a Date with Tad Hamilton! (Robert Luketic, 2004)
5/10
The Half of It (Alice Wu, 2020)
+ 6/10
All Day and a Night (Joe Robert Cole, 2020)
+ 5/10
Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov, 2019)
- 6.5/10

Post-WWII Leningrad is a broken city with some broken relationships.
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Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2: 6/10.
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