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jenkins

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on: August 05, 2019, 01:11:30 PM


ties with The Farewell as my favorite USA movie this year so far


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Reply #1 on: August 05, 2019, 01:43:51 PM
That looks like a neat thriller. I had no idea it existed.

(I'm not surprised that it probably won't be released in France, every time a movie like that seems interesting to me it's released randomly on VOD at some point in time. The quiet Netflixisation of independent cinema. It might be released if it gets Oscar buzz; a quick Twitter research made me think that it could.)
Ascension.


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Reply #2 on: January 01, 2020, 02:55:38 AM
This is the most under appreciated film of the year. Reminded me a lot of Asghar Farhadi’s work. It’s working on the same conversations as something like Get Out but in a smarter, subtler way. And the direction and editing are low key but very, very well executed.


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Reply #3 on: January 24, 2020, 02:54:38 PM
Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Naomi Watts in particular are both good, and it was nice to see Norbert Leo Butz, but the script is shockingly not great at times. The whole thing is built on an unbelievable plot point
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that a random teacher has the ability to access a student's locker without anyone else on the school staff being aware
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He held on. The dolphin and all the rest of its pod turned and swam out to sea, and still he held on. This is it, he thought. Then he remembered that they were air-breathers too. It was going to be all right.


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Reply #4 on: January 24, 2020, 03:07:28 PM
oh the locker opening. i thought you were going to mention immense suspicion raised by “illegal fireworks”


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Reply #5 on: January 24, 2020, 03:46:27 PM
There were a few other things too, but that was the most obvious/memorable since it basically sets the whole thing in motion.
He held on. The dolphin and all the rest of its pod turned and swam out to sea, and still he held on. This is it, he thought. Then he remembered that they were air-breathers too. It was going to be all right.