March 2020 Film Thread

He’s the baddie in Catch Me if You Can to an extent I guess?

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Woah!

Doubt you’d understand it without seeing the previous 12 tbf

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watching the awakening of the ants on mubi, I love the convenience of streaming!

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Think you’ve streamed The Matrix by mistake there

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The Invisible Man - Enjoyed the first half but gradually declines from there. Should be 30 minutes shorter.

Detroit - Watched this after roastthemonaspit mentioned it yesterday, and I realised I never got round to watching it. Thought it was decent but would have preferred it to be a miniseries. It’s a bit disjointed and messy. Really liked how immersive it is though.

The miles davis doc on netflix is good, reckon that’s a film

Primer is today’s Mubi film :exploding_head:

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Spoilers!

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Did my own one of these a while back

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Lourdes is a film where not a lot happens but its great all the same

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Last night’s films

Bacurau - Pretty nuts even if a lot of the social commentary went over my head a bit. Would defo warrant a rewatch.

eXistenZ - Shite

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Pleased to report that Jaws is still one of the greatest pieces of art in human history

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Unsurprisingly really enjoyed Bacurau as it ticks 2 massive boxes for me, ‘low budget near future dystopia’ and ‘brazilian sociopolitics’ (divino amor from earlier this year also fits that but couldn’t be a more different film, also good though). made me wanna rewatch high plains drifter too

One of those classic films I never saw until I was in my late 20s. By fuck, that opening was still terrifying though. The girl bypassing bullshit Hollywood screaming and going straight to shuddering fear should be a lesson to any budding horror director.

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First Love - OK yakuza fun, even though the plot is too complicated. The way this film looks is really great though - the detail, lighting, focus, lens flare, colour palette etc - it makes night-time Tokyo very satisfying.

Watched Kaili Blues the other day, thanks to the BFI list upthread. It’s Bi Gan’s first movie, a story of an ex-con doctor looking for his nephew in modern China. It chops up time and events without any indication, and the story is ambiguous and elliptical almost to the point of not existing, but it looks gorgeous (the cinematographer has a real eye for greens and blues), and it has stayed with me for a couple of days now. Worth a go if you want something slow and haunting.

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Klute - best movie.

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