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mlesemann

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I watched Blood and Money last night on Hulu and thought it was quite good. It was reportedly made on a budget of just $475,000 - a number that my fellow low budget indie filmmakers can appreciate - it stars Tom Berenger, mostly alone in the north woods of Maine. It has aspects of both Wind River and Nomadland, and a pretty good ending.
7/10

I watched The Woman in the Window on Friday night on Netflix, and liked it better than I expected based on the reviews. It's also fairly low budget at about $5 million, and also leans heavily on one actor - in this case, Amy Adams. It's certainly a genre movie but does what it does quite well. Again, it kept my attention to the end.
7.5/10
 
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indietalk

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I saw Blood and Money. It's my kind of pacing. That Noir/Fargo pacing. So I enjoyed it. That's also one of the reasons I enjoyed a couple episodes or True Detective. But I'm not big on TV so didn't ever get into it.
 

Nate North

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Cruella 6/10

Disney movies have enough budget to virtually insure those first 5 points as a default. Looks good, sounds good, casting good, story lacking. I felt that this is one of the crop of modern films that included more copy paste Facebook political philosophy that it did original story.
 
The last film I watched was "Split", yesterday with a friend.

We love watching films that we have already seen, but making comments about it. We analyze characters, decissions that they take, their intellectual possition, etc. And I gotta say, this movie is a 10/10.

First time that I saw it I would have given it 6/10, but because that was like 3 years ago, and in 3 years I've learnt A LOT about both movies and mind, and well, James McAvoy did an AMAZING job giving life to all those personalities. No make-up, no VFX, just his facial expressions and professional acting. Underrated actor.

Am I getting too excited about this movie? Sorry about it!
 
All that Glitters: Britain's Next Jewellery Star. Utter trash. Most (not all) of the soundtrack's music, the bit I got through, was just atrocious, almost unbearable. Then, in Episode One, presenter Katherine Ryan, speaking to a South Asian female contestant who finds herself in a difficult position, says, "Do you know how confident a straight white man would be right now?" (Funny enough, her virtue signaling could be interpreted as a backhanded compliment for straight white men and disparagement for a brown woman—but obviously that was not the intention.) I quit the show exactly then. Life is too short to willingly subject myself to more white trashing in the entertainment I consume. Forget it. I was hoping to learn something about jewelry making. But you know, how-to-YouTube is probably a far better source for that, anyway. I do not recommend. —Grade F

Chernobyl: TV Mini Series (2019). This is really good. The whole cast is great. Jared Francis and Stellan Skarsgård are easily two of my favorite actors, and they shine as usual here. Emily Watson is also great as Ulana Khomyuk. Khomyuk, though, is one of those fictional, amalgamation characters used to represent many people who worked for/with Valery Legasov (Jared Francis). That gives me some reservation. I think it's great Watson was given this role and it works fine, but I find myself wishing they had made some attempt to portray those bunches of people involved. Khomyuk could have still been front and center, with smaller roles and extras portraying the many others. I think for that reason I will shy away from giving this a 10. Oh well. This is really well made and interesting stuff. An easy recommend. — 9.75

Mean Man. I'm a sucker for showbiz documentaries. I eat them up. Yum yum. This is not that spectacular of a story; I don't want to oversell it. It's a mild, palatable, and rather affectionate story (all of which makes it good). I liked it. It's competently produced and well enough done, and the subjects and interviewees are likeable people I didn't mind spending time with. I recommend it. — 8

Ondine. This is a fairly nice romantic drama I found to be worth watching. — 8

Take Shelter. Ahhh, this one. I finally saw it. This is good. And no, it is not a
it was all just a dream (or mental illness)
piece of garbage film, otherwise I would likely give it an F. I felt relief and some satisfaction they didn't go there. — 8
 
PIG 10/10 best movie of the year 2021. Best performance by Nicolas Cage since leaving las vegas. Strong Editing. Powerful movie that will never reach the status of masterpiece because people want and expect a john wick movie.... Deceiving trailer
 

Nate North

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Nobody is going to review Free Guy here? Ok, Free Guy, 9/10. Great fun movie. Not a masterpiece, but a fun time, and good example of what a movie that doesn't take itself too seriously can be. I didn't learn anything about life, but I had a good time for a couple of hours. Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar.
 

sfoster

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I watched Attack of the Hollywood Cliches

Most of it was okay but I have to say it was made by some sort of moron who doesn't understand the very cliches this movie was discussing.
They discuss the "magical negro" cliche, such as whoopie goldberg in the film Ghost. The magical negro is a seemingly ordinary black person that has unexplainable magical powers and uses those powers to help white folk. Legend of Bagger Vance, the green mile, etc


but then in this film, attack of the hollywood cliches, while discussing the magical negro they say that morgan freeman playing god is an example of the magical negro.. like... wtf. You morons!! God is clearly not a magical negro, god is not some dude. God is GOD, he is not a seemingly ordinary black person, with unexplained powers, he is GOD. This dumb movie doesn't understand the very cliches it is discussing. Might as well say black panther is a magical negro too, the fools.
 

Nate North

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in 64 Debunker James Randi offered one million dollars to anyone who could prove any kind of aspect of religion or magic was real. Over 1000 people have tried to take the money, no one ever succeeded. The contest was open to magical people of any race or creed. lol.

James Randi One Million Dollar Paranormal challenge 10/10 stars
 

sfoster

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ehhhh not really. If you're an atheist like me, God is essentially a magical negro/white person/whatever
I'm an athiest too but god as a movie character is not a human at all. not a person but rather some kind of omnitpotent entity.
particularly the "magic negro" trope has to leave the viewer questioning why does this black person have magic powers?

nobody is going to watch god perform a miracle in a movie and then ask why the god character has powers.. it just doesn't fit in the trope
 
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sfoster

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Kate on Netflix. Pretty good action thriller!
Loved the slow motion muzzle flashes in the end fight, i haven't been able to find anything like that online for sale. most gun fights with slow motion still have the muzzle flash be a single frame but Kate had sparks flying and everything it was sweet.

Only negative thing is that the twist in this movie was something Ive seen a hundred times and thus saw it coming just from the trailer lol
 
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