Best/Worst Movies of 2017

Film flames, episode episodes. Post lifetime is 1 year.

Postby 35mmpaul on Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:52 am

for a second i read that as you saw mother! in IMAX. and it made me chuckle if that film had been put in that format.
User avatar
35mmpaul
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 6724
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:40 pm
Location: NYC
jkw3000 - Nobody ever really wins in this hobby.
Olly - I'm a hack asshole unable to provide you with what you want.
Gonzo's Mom- And some of you are the demons!

Postby jlabbate on Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:29 pm

Throughly enjoyed Brawl in Cell Block 99..great modern explotation film thats got a bit of a mean streak to it
User avatar
jlabbate
Art Freak
 
Status: Active
Posts: 15710
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2010 4:44 pm
Location: The BIG Apple
ImageImageImageImageImageImage

Postby 35mmpaul on Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:55 pm

american made did not hit me. its flaws overcame it about halfway through.

florida project was solid. have lots of thoughts. not sure how i feel about the ending.

battle of the sexes impressed me. little uneven story but really solid overall.
User avatar
35mmpaul
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 6724
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:40 pm
Location: NYC
jkw3000 - Nobody ever really wins in this hobby.
Olly - I'm a hack asshole unable to provide you with what you want.
Gonzo's Mom- And some of you are the demons!

Postby timmyummy on Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:46 pm

I thought American Made was really bad.

Finally got around to seeings Kingsman. Entertaining.

Florida Project is good, but personally I thought it was a little too rough around the edges.
timmyummy
Art Enthusiast
 
Status: Active
Posts: 55
Joined: Sun Jun 04, 2017 1:53 am

Postby sixstringer on Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:49 pm

The Snowman is as bad as you've heard. I didn't read any reviews beforehand.
User avatar
sixstringer
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 6412
Joined: Sun Aug 01, 2010 1:29 pm

Postby matowest on Wed Oct 25, 2017 1:55 pm

sixstringer wrote:The Snowman is as bad as you've heard. I didn't read any reviews beforehand.

It's kind of amazing in a baffling, WTF sort of way
User avatar
matowest
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 4587
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:09 am

Postby 35mmpaul on Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:42 pm

have you seen book of henry? is it like that WTF?
User avatar
35mmpaul
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 6724
Joined: Sat Oct 13, 2012 10:40 pm
Location: NYC
jkw3000 - Nobody ever really wins in this hobby.
Olly - I'm a hack asshole unable to provide you with what you want.
Gonzo's Mom- And some of you are the demons!

Postby matowest on Wed Oct 25, 2017 3:45 pm

35mmpaul wrote:have you seen book of henry? is it like that WTF?

I have. Book of Henry is more "this is so wrong-headed who thought this was a good idea, wtf?" and Snowman is more "what the hell happened here how did talented people make such a mess, wtf?"
User avatar
matowest
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 4587
Joined: Tue Sep 27, 2011 1:09 am

Postby brettlv5506 on Wed Oct 25, 2017 7:30 pm

Been awhile. First, the good
Ingrid Goes West really surprised me. I didn't expect it to be so dark and entertaining.
Mother was my favorite of the year so far.
Wind River also snuck up on me. Figured it was going to be a basic genre procedural. I was wrong, its pretty great.
The Beguiled was a lot of fun too.

The it was fine I guess movies
My Cousin Rachel continues the tradition of recent acceptable movies based on Daphne du Maurier.
Marjorie Prime has a great concept but they just talk you to death. Mica Levi couldn't even save it.

The absolute fudge
Kuso. Please don't watch Kuso. I beg you.

Hoping to catch Killing of a Sacred Deer in the next day or so.
User avatar
brettlv5506
Art Connoisseur
 
Status: Active
Posts: 872
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:52 pm
Location: Texas
Image

Postby mattkardish on Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:17 pm

i thought Only the Brave was very well done. compelling acting and a good story. seemed pretty realistic for the dangers the firefighters were put in. brolin, teller, and bridges shined per usual. recommend for sure.
User avatar
mattkardish
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 3777
Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:28 pm
Location: Paddy's Pub

Postby RottenAtom on Fri Oct 27, 2017 4:43 pm

I'm in full-on Hitchcock mode with 78/52 opening up and Psycho playing with a live score by the Houston Symphony Orchestra tonight. Couple of articles:

78/52 review


Psycho Posters
User avatar
RottenAtom
Art Freak
 
Status: Active
Posts: 13877
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:51 am
Location: Houston, TX
Image

Postby mattkardish on Fri Nov 03, 2017 11:10 am

Thor was v fun and v goofy. Jeff Goldblum was pretty great playing his usual zainy character. definitely worth going to see.
User avatar
mattkardish
Art Expert
 
Status: Active
Posts: 3777
Joined: Fri Aug 09, 2013 1:28 pm
Location: Paddy's Pub

Postby brettlv5506 on Tue Nov 07, 2017 3:42 pm

Watched Killing of a Sacred Deer while everyone else was at Mask of the Phantasm. The most unsettling movie of the year for me. Very Haneke esque, but with more overt humor.
User avatar
brettlv5506
Art Connoisseur
 
Status: Active
Posts: 872
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:52 pm
Location: Texas
Image

Postby RottenAtom on Tue Nov 07, 2017 6:35 pm

brettlv5506 wrote:Watched Killing of a Sacred Deer while everyone else was at Mask of the Phantasm. The most unsettling movie of the year for me. Very Haneke esque, but with more overt humor.


The camerawork reminded me of Kubrick at times. (Specifically Barry Lyndon and The Shining)
User avatar
RottenAtom
Art Freak
 
Status: Active
Posts: 13877
Joined: Mon Aug 02, 2010 12:51 am
Location: Houston, TX
Image

Postby brettlv5506 on Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:02 am

RottenAtom wrote:
brettlv5506 wrote:Watched Killing of a Sacred Deer while everyone else was at Mask of the Phantasm. The most unsettling movie of the year for me. Very Haneke esque, but with more overt humor.


The camerawork reminded me of Kubrick at times. (Specifically Barry Lyndon and The Shining)


Same. Lots of super glidey tracking shots in the hospital.


Also, finally caught Loving Vincent and it is gorgeous. Just jaw dropping pretty. The acting is excellent as well, which feels like an odd thing to say regarding an animated film but it's rotoscoped, so it makes sense. On the other end of the spectrum, I watched Tulip Fever. First 20 minutes and I thought, "this isn't so bad." 40 minutes in and I'm starting to get leery. 60 minutes and I understand why critics hated it. It just kept getting worse. Biggest waste of talent I've seen this year.
User avatar
brettlv5506
Art Connoisseur
 
Status: Active
Posts: 872
Joined: Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:52 pm
Location: Texas
Image

PreviousNext

Return to Cinema/TV



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: ccsmd598 and 4 guests