The 2017 Film DiScussion Thread

films

#4226

Really? It was such po faced pretention it was impossible to warm to


#4227

Yeah. I can totally see how someone would view it as pretentious. For me though it had enough vagueness and a certain tone that meant trying to read too much into it was futile, if you get me. It was just a visual spectacle with some broad brush strokes that took in love and death without descending into repetitive heavy handed attempts at depth.


#4228

Just went to see thr Disaster Artist at the Prince Charles. Perfect place to see it, laughed throughout, Franco is brilliant. Hard to know how funny it is if you haven’t seen The Room but I mean, just watch The Room first, it’s incredible.


#4229

Ah fair enough! I fo normally like Aronofsky (Noah aside) but I thought this was a decent idea poorly executed


#4230

I genuinely think Noah is really underrated. There are some really bonkers elements to it that when you watch it you can’t believe it ever got made.


#4231

Bring on 2018


#4232

This is surely a film worth waiting for:


#4233

wording makes it sound like a dinosaur trainer under the employ of Chrisp Ratt rather than a character in the film


#4234

I tried watching Gaspar Noe’s Love 3D but it was just awful, turned it off after half an hour. I usually have time for him but this was utterly bereft of anything worthwhile.

Candyman was decent!


#4235

Same as mother! then?


#4236

Except it made a ton of cash


#4237

Which one?


#4238

#4239

A Ghost Story then…

Some serious pie eating m9


#4240

#4241

Nah I quite enjoyed this for what it was, though there was a very distracting couple laughing at EVERYTHING (although lol at them at the jump-scares), it’s quite beautiful in its strange, sad, quiet way.

Big fan of Will Oldham’s cameo too


#4242

That’s the bit I hated.


#4243

I mean it’s a majorly unsubtle (and at odds) scene for sure but it’s important within the loose narrative and I felt Oldham played it well (he might have just been playing himself for all I know). The whole thing is essentially about an existential crisis, that speech just offers the alternative view to the major narrative presented here.

Was terrified it was going to go in tree of life territory towards the end but


#4244

That’s the thing I took issue with really, how at odds with the rest of the film it was. Just an enormous incongruous chunk of exposition delivered by an unbearable character. Felt like a bizarre choice


#4245

The Fits is reet good