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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by wilberfan on December 08, 2017, 07:32:14 PM »
When we all reconvene on the 26th, I'd like to discuss why he drives so fast...and she seems to care so little that he does. 
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by velociraptor on December 08, 2017, 07:10:59 PM »
New little preview:
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This Year In Film / Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
« Last post by jenkins on December 08, 2017, 06:24:12 PM »
still, mentioned in zero year-end lists. i want to send Manohla Dargis a thank you card for listing 40 movies and not listing this.

So we're cheering on critics not recognizing adult movies that aren't about super heroes like this one that are made with increasing infrequency?

Get a grip.

the specific critic i mentioned was Manohla Dargis, who very much champions non-superhero movies, as i do too. and i liked Justice League. i really don't think that's related to this conversation.

not all non-superhero movies are great. that's not reality. speaking of not reality, from my perspective Sam Rockwell's character is movie bad. i wish not to criticize this movie too much (i shouldn't have started) because people should like the movies they like. as for the movies i like, i would say the story in Three Billboards isn't complex. i'd say Sam Rockwell's situation became like a tragic opera which simplified the solutions to his psychological problems. i believe this is an impossible rhythm. i believe this is what paints false illusions in people's mind about reality. taken just as a movie, i like this movie as much as any other. in terms of making a story, good job. in terms of giving the audience a clear and full perspective of reality, bad job. but when i'll watch it again, which i wouldn't call impossible, i'll have already conquered this personal problem, and i'll see the movie in a different way.

everything's ok.
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The Vault / Re: Jurassic World
« Last post by samsong on December 08, 2017, 06:07:40 PM »
sounds like you were shockingly optimistic about it being good...
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This Year In Film / Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
« Last post by samsong on December 08, 2017, 06:05:23 PM »
No way, this movie is great. Such great characters, so many actions out of desperation that somehow feel motivated, and a complex story that manages to feel simple and relatable. Maybe you were looking for a Coen Bros movie, and didn't get it? Besides Frances McDormand* being in it, I'm not sure what is Coens Brothers-y about this movie at all. And that's great.


*also, she crushes it.

or maybe i just saw the coens bros influence all over this?  quite frankly i'm not sure how anyone can't see it. 

i wasn't particularly taken by frances mcdormand's performance.  it's as coldly calculated and overwrought as the writing.  three billboards is much more subtle than mother!, but it had the same effect of trying to do so much that it doesn't really do anything.  it all felt very forced and fake.  and i'm all for cynicism and misanthropy, but when it's doled out like it is in this movie without much to say passed it, i find that a bit worrisome. (even more so, how is it  "relatable"?)  the ending of this movie is absolutely ridiculous.  haven't rolled my eyes that hard in a while.

i should add that caleb landry jones is very good here, and his scene in the hospital is one of the best moments in in the film.

clearly we had different impressions of the movie. 
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I don't know if PTA was stupid or if it was a crazy bet that could have created something special. Anyway, it's crazy that they lost two weeks and finished in schedule.
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It seems pretty simple, that he just didn't have the acting chops to go toe to toe with DDL. And probably didn't understand the austere nature of the shoot, how that would ultimately contribute to the palpable atmosphere onscreen. Why it might be necessary to sacrifice some personal comforts in order to complement one of the most legendary performances in film history. He just didn't have what it takes. God bless him
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My main takeaway is that I've spent the past decade completely mistaken about who the actor was that got replaced. Thanks to name similarity, I always thought it was this guy: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1218757/?ref_=tt_cl_t8
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This Year In Film / Re: Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri
« Last post by ębrad on December 08, 2017, 03:51:22 PM »
still, mentioned in zero year-end lists. i want to send Manohla Dargis a thank you card for listing 40 movies and not listing this.

So we're cheering on critics not recognizing adult movies that aren't about super heroes like this one that are made with increasing infrequency?

Get a grip.
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Paul Thomas Anderson / Re: Phantom Thread
« Last post by wilberfan on December 08, 2017, 03:12:59 PM »
Mark Bridges on designing the costumes for Phantom Thread.

https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/behind-screen/phantom-thread-costume-designer-creating-look-a-fictional-fashion-house-1065665

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Some of them will be on display at the ArcLight and at the upcoming Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising's "Annual Art of Motion Picture Costume Design" exhibition.
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