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Red Room / Re: Good Time (2017, Safdie brothers)
« Last post by fizz on Yesterday at 11:52 PM »
And once you've seen this brilliant, urban masterpiece (not before), take a look at this music video - directed by the brothers as a sort of sequel to the film (if you get what it's about) featuring that haunting song by Iggy Pop that comes up at just the right time.

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Red Room / Good Time (2017, Safdie brothers)
« Last post by fizz on Yesterday at 11:47 PM »


Good Time can be described in one word - Desperate. From its opening heist all the way to the events that leads to the electrifyingly tense closing moments, the sense of desperation is evident in everything Connie (Robert Pattinson, utterly mesmerising) does for his brother. As a story it exemplifies the old adage that crime doesn't pay, but has a sense of tenderness underneath the cruelty. Employing a 70's grit (NY has never looked so unglamorous), 80's synth music and the best Robert Pattison performance ever....the film feels like an unholy combination of the best of Dog Day Afternoon and After Hours.

Like those films, the setup is simple, the execution clever. In order to free his brother from prison and assemble enough Bond Cash, Pattison convinced me he would go anywhere and do anything. Building on top of one clever unpredictable situation after another, the film has a contemporary energy that carries it through to the very end. But if Good Time's energy is derived from its long, nighty chase, its heart can be found in the two tender scenes featuring Connie's mentally challenged brother that bookend the film - clearly ensuring that the film is more than just a visceral thrill. Remarkably unforgiving and utterly unforgettable.

Rating: 5/5
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Sunset Boulevard / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (Dennis Villeneuve, 2017)
« Last post by fizz on Yesterday at 11:16 PM »
Take a look at what they censored. Makes absolutely no fucking sense why they couldn't just leave it in the film when we saw it. I know I've seen worse here...

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Red Room / Re: Marketa Lazarova (Frantisek Vlacil, 1967)
« Last post by fizz on Yesterday at 11:15 PM »
You are one 5 star review away from pushing me to explore options of how to get the Criterion channel. And I am taking notes of your recommendations so keep em coming.
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Tube Talk / Re: Black Mirror [Season 4] (Netflix, 2017)
« Last post by fizz on Yesterday at 11:13 PM »
E06 "Black Museum" was indeed like the Christmas special, but so much fun! Especially the first story (about the doctor who could feel others' pain). There was a wickedness in the narrator's telling of the stories (made me think of an evil version of Jack Black), and mid-way you realize where it could end up. I didn't expect a happy-ending though, instead thought the girl was gonna be another victim for another experiment. Of all the episodes this season, I *enjoyed* this one the most.

Yes, probably my second favourite episode, behind Crocodile. The first story that you refer to was good enough for it's own episode, so kudos to these guys for not milking their setups (like the Marvel Netflix shows are really guilty of).
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Red Room / Re: Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, 2016)
« Last post by fizz on Yesterday at 11:11 PM »
Glad you liked it Rishi.

I have yet to see either Clouds of Sils Maria or Carlos but they will be picked up after I am doing with the end of year prestige offerings.
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Red Room / Re: Personal Shopper (Olivier Assayas, 2016)
« Last post by Rishi on January 19, 2018, 09:59:AM »

Wow!!! ... what a brilliant film! Assayas ups his game with this one after "Clouds of Sils Maria" which it self was great. I am truly stunned by Kristen Stewart, two films in a row now where she's blown me away. Performances apart, this one really is one of those films that cannot be categorised, like fizz said it's many things at once and masterfully done. In lesser hands it could have easily fallen apart. I need to go back in Assayas' filmography now and see what else he has done apart from "Carlos" which I had watched years ago.

Thanks for sharing the video fizz ... that was nicely analysed and makes you appreciate the film even more.

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Tube Talk / Re: Black Mirror [Season 4] (Netflix, 2017)
« Last post by shariqq on January 15, 2018, 02:56:PM »
E06 "Black Museum" was indeed like the Christmas special, but so much fun! Especially the first story (about the doctor who could feel others' pain). There was a wickedness in the narrator's telling of the stories (made me think of an evil version of Jack Black), and mid-way you realize where it could end up. I didn't expect a happy-ending though, instead thought the girl was gonna be another victim for another experiment. Of all the episodes this season, I *enjoyed* this one the most.
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Sunset Boulevard / Re: Movie Peeps: Trailers
« Last post by kaytee on January 15, 2018, 09:28:AM »
WTF Charlize Theron - from Atomic Hot Blonde to this.
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Random House / Re: IMAX Countdowns
« Last post by shariqq on January 14, 2018, 06:37:PM »
If anyone is interested to test or present the IMAX look on their 4K TVs, below is a link to download a 2160p version of the IMAX pre-show trailer.
It is a 128MB MKV file with video resolution of 3840 X 2160 in H.264 codec, and audio in 5.1 Dolby Digital AC3 @ 640kpbs.

link: http://we.tl/jlqn3PF9sB
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