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16  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Awards Season (for 2017 movies) on: January 21, 2018, 01:23:32 PM
This was one of the best year of film in many, many years. Lots of excellent ones that were tough not to include on these lists. However, I'm not sure there was anything I'd really consider a masterpiece. Probably Song to Song.

ROY'S TOP 10 of 2017
1. Song to Song (Dir. Terrence Malick)
2. The Florida Project (Dir. Sean Baker)
3. The Disaster Artist (Dir. James Franco)
4. Phantom Thread (Dir. Paul Thomas Anderson)
5. The Big Sick (Dir. Michael Showalter)
6. Last Flag Flying (Dir. Richard Linklater)
7. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (Dir. Martin McDonaugh)
8. Only the Brave (Dir. Joseph Kosinski)
9. I Love You, Daddy (Dir. Louis C.K.)
10. A Ghost Story (Dir. David Lowery)

1. Stronger, Jake Gyllenhall
2. Last Flag Flying, Steve Carrell
3. The Disaster Artist, James Franco

1. Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri, Frances McDormand
2. Phantom Thread, Vicky Krieps
3. The Florida Project, Brooklynn Price

1. Willem Dafoe, The Florida Project
2. The Big Sick, Ray Romano
3. Lady Bird, Laurie Metcalf
4. Last Flag Flying, Bryan Cranston
5. Phantom Thread, Lesley Manville

1. Phantom Thread, Jonny Greenwood!!!!!

1. Blade Runner 2049
2. Phantom Thread
3. The Florida Project

ROY'S TOP 3 EDITINGS (Important, because I will win this Oscar one day)
1. Song to Song!!!!!
2. Dunkirk
3. Baby Driver

ROY'S TOP 5 UNDERRATED MOVIES (Not just how good they are - how good they are vs. praise / attention given)
1. Song to Song
2. Only the Brave
3. Last Flag Flying
4. I Love You, Daddy
5. Stronger

1. I Don't Feel at Home in This World Anymore (Worst)
2. Alien: Covenant
3. Kingsman: The Golden Circle
4. Mudbound
5. Blade Runner 2049 (Best)

Call Me By Your Name
Good Time
I, Tonya
The Lost City of Z
17  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017) on: January 18, 2018, 01:35:11 PM
Wan it seems pretty cool but havenít had much a chance to look at it yet. I will tonight or tomorrow
18  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017) on: January 15, 2018, 07:03:16 AM
I saw it again, this time blown up to 70mm. Looks gorgeous.

Unlike most PTA movies, I don't think my opinion changed on a repeat viewing. I think this is a solid 8/10 and certainly better than his weaker half of works (Hard Eight, Inherent Vice, Junun). It has it's flaws and could benefit by being a bit shorter, maybe a bit more generically 'romantic' at times, with a bit more exploration into the past of the two main characters (Woodcock & his mother, Alma at all). Needless to say I see myself watching this many times.

I think it's more technical merits are really where it shines. The camerawork and on-screen movement feels controlled in a good way, the music and its use is gorgeous (The OST is out now!), the photography is unique and beautiful. A+ acting all around.

One of the better movies all year, and somewhere in the lower middle of PTA's filmography IMO.
19  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017) on: December 31, 2017, 02:25:22 PM
No CJ, RRPower was making a joke. Thereís no comedy in this movie.
It was darkly funny, for sure. The screening I was at had the audience laughing quite a bit. Many reviews point out its humor. I would not say it's as funny as The Master, but there is definitely intended humor in there.

These are two people I so donít care about. When the ending happens, which I wonít discuss, I just so donít give a shot because I donít give a damn about these people. I was just happy this movie was over.
I mean, fair enough, if that's how you feel. I cared very much about these characters ...particularly Alma. Maybe others will too, maybe not

Boogie Nights is one of my favorite movies and I don't dislike any of his movies, but I definitely would like the 90s Scorsese + Altman influenced PTA to come back instead of the Max Ophuls + Joseph Losey inspired guy of the 10s.
That could be nice. That's what I thought Inherent Vice would be. But, I like the direction he's going... maybe it'd be disappointing to see him go back to the more fun but less interesting style. While there is Ophuls inspiration, especially in Phantom Thread, I feel that his post-Magnolia movies establish him more as an auteur with a specific-feeling though hard-to-define style,  rather than a Scorsese/Altman copycat.
20  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017) on: December 29, 2017, 01:21:43 PM
Those are all pretty fair points, it is often difficult to see why Alma even has an attraction to Woodcock. I think he has a lot of charm and a lot of love to give but just doesnít know is to do it. But I never see him as a truly malicious character, instead a childish one. Maybe Alma isnít the most stable person? We donít know as much about her past as we do about Woodcockís. Itís a movie about a relationship between two very imperfect people, and maybe sometimes they hate each other, but I think thereís a love in there too, one thatís hard to define.
21  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: December 29, 2017, 08:26:25 AM
The Florida Project (2017) - 9/10
Film of the year?
22  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017) on: December 29, 2017, 08:21:27 AM
Huh. Better than The Master? A tall order, but welcome if true.
nah. I think the master is the best movie made since I was conceived in late Ď91. But maybe you will like this more. Or at least more so than Inherent Vice which I donít blame anyone for hating
23  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017) on: December 29, 2017, 08:19:55 AM
I just saw this movie and found it excruciating, which means all you fanboys will probably love it.

idiot. Is it because there was some comedy?

And donít forget Iím the only PTA fanboy here, and Iíve alrwady seen it and thought it was great . Only n_l doesnít hate  the guy like the rest of you fools
24  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Rate The Last Movie You Saw on: December 26, 2017, 10:31:58 PM
I Love You, Daddy (2017) - 8/10
Louis CK can masturbate all he wants. He is still an excellent filmmaker. (kidding. kinda.) A shame this was cancelled. Maybe it was an fucked up apology, but I'm almost positive that from some of the dialogue, Louis knew exactly what was coming this year when he went into making this. But beyond self-awareness, this is very much a both tribute to and attack of Woody Allen. Stylistically, the movie borrows tons and tons from Allen, while also including a character that is very obviously supposed to be him - with heavy focus on perversion toward younger women. This is used as an interesting device to say a lot about the ethics of parenting, and the strange depths of a father-daughter relationship. And loaded with self-awareness in the questions it raises about separating a person's art from their personal life. The movie is not as 'horrifying, repulsive, etc.' as the critics say - those words are only there because of the New York Times article. It's an incredibly fascinating movie to watch given all the recent news, especially because it was directed, produced, financed, edited by, written, and stars one of the biggest and most controversial names in recent scandals. A poor choice not to release this, in my opinion.
25  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017) on: December 26, 2017, 10:19:41 PM
I am away for the holidays, but I intend to see this when I get back.
I think.... I think... you will really love this movie. There's a certain person that will consider this PTA's masterpiece so far, and I feel you're that person.
26  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017) on: December 26, 2017, 11:44:21 AM

Greenwood's first Oscar on it's way!

and hopefully PTA's, at least for screenwriting.

Any of you New Yorkers smart enough to go see this now that it's out?
27  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) on: December 11, 2017, 04:40:01 PM
Hah - nice try. I was right there at the advanced screening where he said that. Was clearly being sarcastic.

But yea... both Blade Runners, just not my thing. 5-6ish each. Yaaaawn.
28  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: 2018 Awards Season (for 2017 movies) on: December 11, 2017, 02:14:46 PM
Not awful list there, but it loses complete credit for neglecting Michael McKean in Better Call Saul - right, n_l?

Anyways I have a few big movies to see before I post what's really important... which is my Top 10 of the year.

Until then, check out a few selections from the Boston Society of Film Critics list:

Best picture: Phantom Thread

Best director: Paul Thomas Anderson for Phantom Thread

Best original score: Jonny Greenwood for Phantom Thread
29  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Blade Runner 2049 (2017) on: December 11, 2017, 11:43:45 AM
both the blade running movies stink!
30  Other/Miscellaneous / Off-Topic Discussion / Re: Phantom Thread (2017) on: December 09, 2017, 07:25:45 AM
Hey DJ... my bad but there is a second, better ďPhantomĒ thread. Of course I had to make 2
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