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I just used those as examples, as in both, there was one of the stories I couldnt get on board with, but overall I enjoyed them.
That's cool because there's no such thing as a universally loved film. I've shut off movies that other people hold in high esteem, like Silver Linings Playbook & Whiplash.



That's cool because there's no such thing as a universally loved film. I've shut off movies that other people hold in high esteem, like Silver Linings Playbook & Whiplash.
Oh definitely. There are some films so absolutely universally loved, Ive wondered if Im missing something when it just does nothing for me! 2001 didnt really surprise me, as it seems like most Kubrick to be somewhat divisive anyway. But The Piano was definitely the most recent one for me. Just. Didnt. Get the hype. Bored me silly.



There are some films so absolutely universally loved, Ive wondered if Im missing something when it just does nothing for me!
I generally try to go into films with very little information.

But if I start to watch a film that I know has a really good reputation, or that was recommended to me by someone whose taste I really trust, I will sometimes then seek out essays/reviews (this time without fear of spoilers) to see if I might actually be missing something. This sometimes gives me something to look for, and even if I don't end up really liking the film, I might at least come to appreciate an element of it.

Last year or around then I was having trouble getting my head around A Canterbury Tale, and reading some essays about it (and talking to another forum poster) helped me to understand more about what the film was doing and ultimately I ended up really enjoying the movie.

And on the other hand, sometimes reviews help me solidify that a film isn't for me. For example, I would say that the strength of Silver Linings Playbook is the charm of the lead characters. (It's a movie I like but don't love, maybe a 7/10?). So if someone isn't clicking with the characters, I don't have much else to argue in the film's favor, and it might not be worth going back to it. For me, an example would be the Hostel films. I love a lot of horror movies, and some friends have several times almost convinced me to check them out. But torture and helplessness are huge turn-offs for me in terms of a movie--they leave me feeling very depressed and upset. So I can understand why people like the films and believe that the films accomplish their own goals, but also they probably aren't for me.



Yes, I find Ive enjoyed some films more because I knew virtually nothing beforehand so went in blind. The Descendants was one of those for me recently. I do try not to read actual reviews of something before Ive seen it, because I dont want my view clouded by someone elses. Even if its someone who I like to read and tend to trust, I will usually just bookmark it and save it until after Ive seen it myself.

Obviously thats much harder to do with older films, as they have been around so long and will hold a certain level of regard, or even in some cases, be parodied and copied so much in the years since, that it sometimes feels like you cant go in without knowing probably too much, so its a nice surprise when you watch something so old now and so well known, that you still get something out of it. I only watched Rear Window for the first time not so long ago, and was glad I could still quite enjoy it. Ive never actually seen Citizen Kane, one for the list of shame that, but its currently on the BBC website so feel I should soon.



That's cool because there's no such thing as a universally loved film. I've shut off movies that other people hold in high esteem, like Silver Linings Playbook & Whiplash.
Both good movies.

The Piano was definitely the most recent one for me. Just. Didnt. Get the hype. Bored me silly.
Huge fan of Harvey Keitel, but cannot watch The Piano. I have tried though.
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I almost always try to finish a movie, no matter how much I don't like it.


Well, maybe not the movies that other people picked to watch. I sometimes bail on those. Because some people put on some real ****.



I tried watching Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights this afternoon, but it was so bad that I turned it off after about 15 minutes.
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Most Bruce Willis movies today...same old tired plot!



I tried watching Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights this afternoon, but it was so bad that I turned it off after about 15 minutes.
Good one! I've probably seen most of it in portions, but like you when trying to watch it in one sitting just found it difficult to stay with it until the end. And I'm not one to turn a movie off until watching it to the end.



I tried watching Adam Sandler's Eight Crazy Nights this afternoon, but it was so bad that I turned it off after about 15 minutes.
Good one! I've probably seen most of it in portions, but like you when trying to watch it in one sitting just found it difficult to stay with it until the end. And I'm not one to turn a movie off until watching it to the end.

I rarely turn off movies too, but this was just terrible. I'm generally not a fan of Adam Sandler, but there are so few movies about Hanukkah that I was hoping this movie would have been worth watching. (I never even got to the part of the movie that had anything to do with Hanukkah.)





Automatically assumed I would love this, but I didnít.

Glenn Close pretending to be an Appalachian hillbilly instead of BEING an Appalachian hillbilly.

Amy Adams pretending to be her heroin-addict daughter instead of BEING her heroin-addict daughter.

And the scenes that didnít contain these two were beyond boring.



Story made zero sense.



EXECRABLE.





Would have been an ok movie if the BFI in its wisdom had paid for subtitles. Unbelievable that a movie in 2019 releases without subs.



Not bad, but the subject matter does not interest me in the least.



I was going to try and watch Little Joe at some point. Still might of it seems like it has some commendable qualities



I was going to try and watch Little Joe at some point. Still might of it seems like it has some commendable qualities
You should watch it. Stirchley doesn't care for movies without subtitles on the DVD. But you might really like it.



I hated Citizen Kane so no clue why I would like this movie. Watched a bit & bailed out.





It finally happened last night. I used to hate read this thread, rolling my eyes and the amount of movies people have opinions on that they have never even watched. No more, Godard's Every Man For Himself brought me to the dark side. There is a conversation about 15 minutes in about pedophilia that made me want to vomit and I was out. It was so vile it has me rethinking the couple of Godard's I do love. Can't get it out of my head it was so disturbing.

I rewatched Moneyball instead, which was awesome.
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It finally happened last night. I used to hate read this thread, rolling my eyes and the amount of movies people have opinions on that they have never even watched. No more, Godard's Every Man For Himself brought me to the dark side. There is a conversation about 15 minutes in about pedophilia that made me want to vomit and I was out. It was so vile it has me rethinking the couple of Godard's I do love. Can't get it out of my head it was so disturbing.
Just added it to my watchlist. Godard is far more miss than hit with me, but your comments and a couple reviews I just read on Letterboxd referencing a female character who lets cows lick her butthole has me thinking this is must-see cinema. Sounds like Godard channeling his inner John Waters.
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Just added it to my watchlist. Godard is far more miss than hit with me, but your comments and a couple reviews I just read on Letterboxd referencing a female character who lets cows lick her butthole has me thinking this is must-see cinema. Sounds like Godard channeling his inner John Waters.
Write a little on Letterboxd when you see it. The character I referenced is obviously a stand in for Godard and the conversation was so matter of fact. It really bugged me. I will be interested in your thoughts.