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I watched all the following films at least one month ago or longer, so I won't be reviewing them, simply rating them:

Black '47 - 7.5/10
Crimson Peak - 6/10
Bottle Rocket - 7.8/10
Wonder Wheel - 3.5/10
Crisis: In Six Scenes - 7/10
Magic in the Moonlight - 7/10
Cul-de-Sac - 7.5/10
Scarface - 7.3/10
What's Eating at Gilbert Grape - 8/10
Somewhere - 6.8/10

Most were pretty enjoyable, save for Wonder Wheel which was a pretty sorry output, even for late Woody Allen stuff.
 

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Bottle Rocket is in my top three of all time.

you like Somewhere. i want to. so bad. even bought it.
Bottle Rocket was good (really loved the soundtrack choices), but I felt it was one of Wes Anderson's weaker outputs. I feel that way about most directorial debuts though. Kubrick's earlier works were very 'meh' for the most part, yet he went on to become (to me) the best director of all time by leaps and bounds. I see Bottle Rocket as W. Anderson learning the ropes, Rushmore was where he really hit his stride imo.

Somewhere felt a lot like Lost in Translation, and in that way I enjoyed it. It wasn't nearly as good, but still enjoyable to me. I can totally see why people hated it though, it was a rather pointless film.
 
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Space Sweepers (2021) does amazing things with 20 million dollars. If this was a US film it'd cost 100 million. Unfortunately, it has serious problems. I like a lot of South Korean films. Sometimes it's easier to like foreign films. I don't think Parasite would have won the Oscar if it was an identical film in English. I think people tend to be more forgiving of the acting when they don't know the language.

I'm used to plot holes / contrivances in Hollywood, but this flick takes the cake.

At one point Kot-nim (a little girl with magical powers) is falling to her death and Tiger Park (yes that is seriously the character's name) impossibly appears literally out of nowhere swinging on something (a wire?) and he catches her in mid air. Then, in a split second, they both appear back in the ship with no explanation.

The protagonist's back story is fucking mental. We discover that he was once a soldier who gunned down innocent women and children for money. Then - one day - after murdering a room full of people, he finds a baby and decides to raise the girl as his own. The child is deaf from the sound of the gunshot that killed her mother. They explain all of this in a brief flashback, then it's back to the film.

There's a slapstick scene where he stands on a bucket shortly afterwards.

I watched it till the end, but it took two attempts to get through it. I liked the robot - Bubs - and the insanely over-the-top villain. It's definitely a so-bad-it's-good sorta film.

The captain of the Victory Crew, Captain Jang, wears dark sunglasses in space. The film's attempt to make her cool is about as subtle as a uniformed narc at a rave.

This film has 64/100 on Metacritic because it's Korean.

I give it 3.5/10.
 

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The Bridge on the River Kwai 1957

Fkn Classic. Need to go back and watch it again. That, and Stalag 17, as well as The Great Escape.

Space Sweepers (2021)...
At one point Kot-nim (a little girl with magical powers) is falling to her death and Tiger Park (yes that is seriously the character's name) impossibly appears literally out of nowhere swinging on something (a wire?) and he catches her in mid air. Then, in a split second, they both appear back in the ship with no explanation....
I watched it till the end, but it took two attempts to get through it. I liked the robot - Bubs - and the insanely over-the-top villain. It's definitely a so-bad-it's-good sorta film.

I can't say I loved it, but will admit I gave it a lot of leeway because as you note folks tend to do so with inferior films if they aren't American. Still, I laughed at some of the crap like the swinging you mention and other logic lapses. Loved Bubs as well, perhaps the best of the team. Def bad-but-good.
 

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The Life and Death of a Porno Gang (2009) - 4 Stars (out of 5) - A Serbian film that's more disturbing than A Serbian Film. Except it's actually not disturbing at all, and neither is A Serbian Film. Aspiring director Marko is 30 years old and already a self-admitted failure. He is approached by a criminal (his activities backed up and covered by his bent copper brother) approaches him about making porn movies and he agrees. Here is assembles the "porno" gang, who we are introduced to individually (there is a lot of dialogue and a surprising amount of character development for this type of movies...the characters all feel "real") including a young, failed actress, a "junkie" couple, a gay couple, an overweight woman, a transvestite etc.
The buy a bus and tour Serbia performing niche pornography live, as a theatre group.
Most places chase them out of town with literal guns and pitchforks, but this doesn't deter our cast (why would it? Nobody listens to the village people anymore ;)) and eventually meet a man who wants them to make snuff films. A "marriage of real sex and real violence". He will provide willing "victims" (people who suicidal or terminally ill who agree to be murdered on film in exchange for a large sum of money being provided to their loved ones in return; most of this taking place in a war-torn and poverty-stricken Serbia).

As almost always, I'm stopping the plot description here. No point giving away everything.
What follows is hardcore, unsimulated sex (including straight, gay, graphic close-up penetration, rape, and bestiality), real animal-killing and said snuff scenes which obviously are (while somewhat real looking) not real.

4 stars instead of 5 because I really wanted to be disturbed by this (it's in I think Tier 4 of the Disturbing Movie Iceberg) or at least feel Something, but I didn't. Although I actually enjoyed it as a movie.
 

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Some kids movies are also fun for the ''adult'' mind. My fav kid movie ever gotta be Wall E, also post apocalyptic.

I watched Wall E with my 3 year old niece lot long ago and enjoyed it, too. Also, post-apocalyptic in a very real way. Imagining a near-future where all humans are morbidly obese and spend all their lives watching RV (I think) is extremely easy to believe.
 

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Haha as I remember Henry: POASK originally received an X rating for “general mood” iirc (possibly paraphrasing but that was the gist of it, they gave it an X rating because of how much it made you want to take a shower after viewing lol)

It is a pretty dark creepy film. Great understated performance by Michael Rooker in that one.

If you want another good 80’s exploration of a demented psycho’s mind, lol, check out “Angst” (1983). It’s not as well known as Henry but it’s a fantastic one in the subgenre...the camerawork in particular is incredible for a low budget psycho movie. Acting, cinematography, everything is on point in “Angst”
 

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Cool... care to share what you thought of it?
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Well I love how his sister kicks f*CK outta them but it's a very sad scene ... I will analyse more and come back to u lol
I've seen the film more than once but I've been an alcoholic for quite some time and don't remember I'm the type to keep myself to myself when I'm on it an just watch film n that quite numb the now so find it hard to do anything thatbeven requires a tiny bit of deepness
 

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Damn, reading some of my own posts. I REALLY BADLY need to proof-read what I post lol. In my defence I have brain-damage and I'm also stoned 90% of the time xD.

The Poughkeepsie Tapes (2007) - 4 incompetant law enforcement officers - Very much a cross between the disturbing fake-snuff and found-footage genres. This movie is made up of interviews with police officers, criminal investigators, victims families etc and footage from the 2400 hours worth of home videos found in the home of the killer. If you listen to YouTube this movie is queen shit of disturbing movies. Meh. I felt nothing, but I'd put it somewhere in the middle of the Disturbing Movie Iceberg.
The character of Cheryl really makes this worth watching, though.

I have a question about this movie that has a big spoiler so I'm gonna put a spoiler warning here. **DO NOT READ THE REST OF THIS POST IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THE MOVIE (UNLESS YOU NEVER PLAN TO)**

So, "Cheryl's Interview" - what do you guys, think: an entirely broken person, or an almost entirely broken person who is a little wise? So while she's free (physically, anyway) we know that the guy is still out there and nobody has seen his face. I think she IS authentic when asking "what do you want me to say/feel?" in response to every question because for six years she has been TOLD what she feels and thinks and has been severely punished for being "wrong". She also knows he's out there and intends to come back for her. She SAYS he's coming back for her in a dreamy, Stockholm-Syndrome way...but let's say she's a little more there than we give her credit for. After her situation she would 100% believe he was gonna get her again. Even if he was dead, she'd still believe it because he's so in her head. So maybe she's pretending she believes he loves her and refuses to say anything else because she knows how badly she will be punished when he comes for her again if he thinks she is anything but the broken slave he made her into. Maybe she killed herself because she couldn't live with knowing she'd be his play-thing again. Maybe she declared her undying love for him in her suicide note just in case her suicide attempt failed or in case he would come after her family after her death.
We know she continued to torture herself while in hospital, but when we see this interview - "a few months later" - all the visible woulds - such as the lesions and lacerations on her face - have healed and we don't SEE any new ones. There is that infamous moment where she scratches her head and we see her hand is missing, but they purposely did not show her hands when she was rescued or in the hospital so we are left to question: did he do it to her, or did she do it to herself? My answer: 100% he did it. Her stump was competely healed. I've never cut off a part of myself but I used to self-mutilate and cut down to the bone in both arms and one thigh and severe, deep scarring stays a livid purple colour for a good couple of years before fading to white and "healing" somewhat.
 

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Prisoners (2013)

gyllenhaal and his character are good stuff. watched it because the scene of him grilling the mimic is posted on instagram so often. film's message is ok, but the plot stretches itself. and the dialogue is often corny.

i've seen people in real life that have that blinking tic.


Take Shelter

i like this michael shannon guy. he's great in the tom ford film.
 

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A Scanner Dakly, been a while, this film is so trippy, so gloomy, so surreal... And it's the only Philip K. Dick's movie adaptation which stick to the script and not just steal a concept from one of the many he wrote to make a sensational businessed piece of shity-art. I advise the book though, the feelings of paranoia and losing of identity are more tangibles
I’ve heard this from someone else. Might have to watch it.
Awww come on man, no one can deny the utter beauty and existentialism of Blade Runner: The Director's Cut. I literally just bought a new Bluray copy because my old DVD copy doesn't scale right on a 4k tv any longer.

Total Recall (1990) was fun too, sure a bit more, eh, commercial? But mad decent nonetheless.
Blade Runner is amazing.
I would feel differently if I really liked Blade Runner I suppose, but I don't.
Does not compute.
Rutger Hauer was the real gem of acting in BR
He absolutely was. I can’t believe he wrote the “Tears in Rain” monologue.
 
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