I love 'Tape'! Didn't include it because I'm not sure how it holds up either, but definitely was on my mind when writing this. Will give a rewatch and let us all know, doesn't seeing movies shot on that old DV feel quaint? Like it was made with studio talent, but a film school crew. They were at the helm of this giant shift that's happened, now most films are shot on video.
I can't believe I still haven't seen 'Room', it's one of those movies that was so widely beloved, it's as if everyone else has already seen and liked it for me. Just your mention of it has moved it to the top of my list, I guess that's why I make these threads..
10 Cloverfield Lane is another that I've heard such frickin' great reviews of, but my dislike of the original has kept me away from it. Knowing it's set in one place is good, that means there will be a minimum of shaky cam.
I watched 'The Breakfast Club' the other day, still really love a lot of the dialogue and the characters, it's just got some major third act issues with everyone breaking down, crying and falling in love as if they were POW's when they spent like 4 hours together. Also, as a marijuana user I found it so entirely unrealistic when they spark up what amounts to be 5 joints and smoke them throughout the library when weren't they pissing their pants every time the teacher walked in the room before? It's going to stink for DAYS in there, that would not only get you detention, but suspension from the school indefinitely. If there had been some explanation behind why they suddenly decide to act so brazenly, basically saying "Fuck this school, let's all drop out together!" I could have appreciated it more. If they're not, have them go hide in some A/V closet like real kids would do. It also seems at the exact point they start getting high, the teacher is tipping back beers with the janitor and just never visits the room again! I found it funny he could be such an alcoholic that a few beers make him fuck off on his job and just let the kids destroy the library. There just aren't enough CONSEQUENCES in a movie that's supposed to be about PUNISHMENT, is what I'm getting at.
1:02 is when the movie loses any grasp it previously had on reality...