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Film Discussion => 2017 In Film => Topic started by: wilder on August 03, 2017, 03:19:41 AM

Title: Good Time
Post by: wilder on August 03, 2017, 03:19:41 AM
(http://i.imgur.com/tknkffg.jpg)

A bank robber finds himself unable to evade those who are looking for him.

Directed by Ben and Joshua Safdie
Release Date - August 11, 2017


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVyGCxHZ_Ko

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=upsR80YmwWc
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: jenkins on August 03, 2017, 09:28:47 AM
i'm going to adore them through their career is my guess
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: jenkins on August 04, 2017, 10:57:53 AM
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Robert talks about the standing ovation that his new movie Good Time got at Cannes and he reveals a crazy thing that happened on set.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OeLnZ4Wr4jU
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: Just Withnail on August 04, 2017, 02:05:03 PM
my oh my! i'd seen the first trailer and loved it, and the second one just made it completely clear to me that this is one of my most looked forward to films at the moment. The way this film looks in my head now is already extremely inspiring.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: Cloudy on August 04, 2017, 03:12:55 PM
^yesyes
for peeople in NY, safdie's series at the metrograph.
http://metrograph.com/series/series/97/now-films-that-inspired-the-safdie-brothersgood-time (http://metrograph.com/series/series/97/now-films-that-inspired-the-safdie-brothersgood-time)
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: jenkins on August 04, 2017, 03:16:23 PM
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"Movie crime, real crime, heroes, zeroes, the naked, the dead and the termites eating away at your Lazy Boy's legs. Here's a bunch of movies that kept us hot and bothered all through the conception and realization of our newest feature. There's a nylon thread running through 'em: the hapless plight of the snakebit fool, bouncing through life like a pinball, responding shrewdly to the moment but having zero say in the future. It's the present tense alone makes the hero holy, and it's his utter impotence in the grand scheme of life that makes him human. So enjoy the NOW!"

–from the Good Time team

gorge. i want to requote every line and call it my favorite thing ever, currently.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: Cloudy on August 04, 2017, 04:43:43 PM
just read somewhere "if Abel Ferrara directed After Hours"
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: samsong on August 13, 2017, 02:40:08 AM
blown away by this one.  see it asap.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: Ravi on August 13, 2017, 11:11:20 PM
just read somewhere "if Abel Ferrara directed After Hours"

That description has me interested even more now. The poster itself is reminiscent of After Hours.

(http://i.imgur.com/tknkffg.jpg) (http://static.rogerebert.com/uploads/movie/movie_poster/after-hours-1985/large_qpr5tRmvyx4rbv1gKMKbW1v5JUC.jpg)
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: RegularKarate on August 18, 2017, 04:24:24 PM
This keeps getting better the more I sit with it.
It throws you in so fast that it's hard to wrap your head around the movie as a whole while you're watching it.
So real while so over the top and... silly... but in a good way.

Side note, this is the first screening I've been to when they gave us full page scantron questionnaires to fill out about our opinions on the movie.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: WorldForgot on August 19, 2017, 12:53:37 AM
Side note, this is the first screening I've been to when they gave us full page scantron questionnaires to fill out about our opinions on the movie.

Did you get to critique the trailers, too? That's the best.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: RegularKarate on August 19, 2017, 09:09:50 AM
Did you get to critique the trailers, too? That's the best.
Yeah, but the trailers they listed weren't the trailers they played.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: modage on August 20, 2017, 05:57:06 PM
Mostly loved this one. When I first saw the trailer I thought "You literally could not pay me to watch this movie" but then I listened to the Bros. on a podcast talking about the movie and decided to give it a shot. My impression from that first trailer a while back was that it would be some kind of scuzzy indie drama featuring R.Patz and I had no idea that this would be an intentionally trashy (but not self-consciously retro) propulsive thriller. I laughed out loud several times at some of the more outrageous turns. There are two in particular in the middle of the film that basically come back to back that really sealed the deal for me. My only criticism (on first view) was that I wanted the energy to keep up throughout the finale and I thought it kinda dragged in the final 10-15 min or so and the ending was not the one I was expecting from the film I had just watched, however, I wouldn't be surprised if rewatching it made it sit better knowing where the film is heading.

As an act of filmmaking this movie is really something. And it's always exciting to feel like you're in the hands of a filmmaker(s) who know exactly what they're doing but also you have no idea what they're capable of. Like, when he finds out the girl is 15 and you're just sinking in your seat going "ohGodohGodohGod, don't doooo it," that's a great feeling.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: Cloudy on August 22, 2017, 10:07:37 PM
the really great thing about this is the Safdie bros are here to stay in the american cinema world after this one. we really need them, making it easier to breathe out here.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: wilder on August 23, 2017, 02:42:29 AM
Throwing my hat in the ring as a supporter of this one. Super visceral, cinematic, WEIRD. Could see the wonderful Scarecrow’s fingerprints all over, but stands on two feet and totally owns its 1970s influences. This is also one of those scores that's now just married to the material.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: The Ultimate Badass on August 25, 2017, 09:13:43 PM
I saw this tonight and left quite disappointed. It wasn't a bad movie but I was expecting something unique and interesting. It turned out to be pretty straightforward and conventional. I didn't think there was anything really that memorable about in this.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: jenkins on September 12, 2017, 07:44:35 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jSdxbBsShak
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: wilder on September 14, 2017, 01:06:34 AM
Blu-ray (https://www.amazon.com/Good-Time-Blu-ray/dp/B075FM4GL8?SubscriptionId=AKIAIY4YSQJMFDJATNBA&tag=bluray-016-20&linkCode=xm2&camp=2025&creative=165953&creativeASIN=B075FM4GL8&m=ATVPDKIKX0DER) on November 21st
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: Drenk on December 03, 2017, 07:04:23 PM
Liked it. Two people who don't want to accept who they are. I wished it could have been more about the relationship between the brothers, too. And it drags toward the end. Mostly good. I like how life is what's weird in it. The night. People in cars. A bottle of Sprite.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: Robyn on December 03, 2017, 07:28:48 PM
I have seen this film three times already, and I can't remember when that happened last time. So yeah, I like it. It might be my favorite of the year.
Title: Re: Good Time
Post by: Something Spanish on December 04, 2017, 08:36:43 AM
I wished it could have been more about the relationship between the brothers, too.

That's exactly how I felt, considering that relationship was the most interesting one in the movie and drives the plot, yet is barely featured. When the story introduces the Buddy Duress character, he overstays his welcome and the dynamic between him and Patterson takes over. I've been wanting to watch it again since seeing it in August, but Good Time is easily one of the year's best. The Safdies are expanding on their original style in very interesting ways, taking their hyper-realism technique and applying it to conventional thriller modules. The movie constantly pulsates with tweaker intensity and feels like all these improbable situations could actually happen.