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« Reply #16605 on: January 12, 2017, 01:24:10 PM »

Fences (2016) Directed by Denzel Washington starring Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jim Bono, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson, and Saniyya Sidney. Another SAG Screener. This one is good sort of a The Honeymooners meet A Streetcar Named Desire. 9/10

Was this movie exclusively shot in close up or is it just a terrible trailer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj-ZYPVRQbc
Well they found 2 wide shots to put in trailer 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHwqON7qiI

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« Reply #16606 on: January 12, 2017, 05:18:38 PM »

Was this movie exclusively shot in close up or is it just a terrible trailer?
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj-ZYPVRQbc
Well they found 2 wide shots to put in trailer 2:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JKHwqON7qiI

It's a filmed stage play and it's mostly close up and dialogue driven, not many wide shots almost claustrophobic, it's depicting a ghetto neighborhood in the late 50s.

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« Reply #16607 on: January 13, 2017, 02:44:07 AM »






... but thanks for letting me know about this one, I had absolutely not heard of it. I'll see it.

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« Reply #16608 on: January 13, 2017, 04:01:14 AM »

Winter's Bone (2010) It's sort of The Beverly Hillbillies Break Bad. Mountain folk, their standoffishness distrust of strangers and problems with the law. It captures the hillfolk and their world pretty well. 7/10

The Nice Guys (2016) Comedy 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair one private eye one strong arm thug investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. 6/10

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« Reply #16609 on: January 13, 2017, 12:08:51 PM »

Winter's Bone (2010) It's sort of The Beverly Hillbillies Break Bad. Mountain folk, their standoffishness distrust of strangers and problems with the law. It captures the hillfolk and their world pretty well. 7/10


I liked this one very very much. i think I gave it an 8.5/10

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« Reply #16610 on: January 13, 2017, 02:47:46 PM »

Winter's Bone (2010) It's sort of The Beverly Hillbillies Break Bad. Mountain folk, their standoffishness distrust of strangers and problems with the law. It captures the hillfolk and their world pretty well. 7/10

The Nice Guys (2016) Comedy 1970s Los Angeles, a mismatched pair one private eye one strong arm thug investigate a missing girl and the mysterious death of a porn star. 6/10

I always wanted to like these two more than I actually do.

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« Reply #16611 on: January 13, 2017, 03:14:11 PM »

I liked this one very very much. i think I gave it an 8.5/10

Winter's Bone almost captures the hillfolk and their world pretty well, I say almost because I've had contact with these suckers on a regular basis, in the real hill country there's a lot of missing and rotting teeth in even the twenty year olds.   Shocked

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« Reply #16612 on: January 13, 2017, 04:50:09 PM »

in the real hill country there's a lot of missing and rotting teeth in even the twenty year olds.   Shocked
You make that sound as if it's a BAD thing!

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« Reply #16613 on: January 13, 2017, 06:16:59 PM »

You make that sound as if it's a BAD thing!

You can have at 'em  Wink

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« Reply #16614 on: January 13, 2017, 08:13:53 PM »

Silence (2016) - 6/10
Here are some thoughts. No spoilers:

- It is nothing like the trailer
- As the revenue agrees with, this is stylistically Scorsese's least commercial, least accessible movie. By a long shot.
- It's an interesting turn in direction for Marty. There are glimpses of framing, cutting, and camerawork that agree with the rest of his filmography. But it feels much more mature and reliant on atmosphere than any other of his movies. I didn't notice any music, there is only a handful of full-on conversations, there were barely many sound effects at all. Purely visual, one of the quietest movies I can think of ever seeing.
- As for the visuals, it's often gorgeous. Probably his best-looking movie cinematically, and maybe the first time one of his pre-1950's movies actually looks authentic (despite n_l's original thoughts on the trailer)
- Garfield is not nearly as bad as his googly-eyed bobble-heading in the trailer suggests (and his first scene in the film) . He's not perfect, but convincing enough. Driver and Neeson are barely in it, but both pull their weight. The asians are good.
- It's not the "terrible, terrible" film that Drink says, but he never liked Marty much anyways. However .....

As far as the 6/10 goes? This. movie. is. soooooo. fucking. boring (DJ, you'll love it). It's far too long. And as drink did state correctly, very repetitive. The pace is interesting at first but then becomes maddening. By the final act it gets painful. On top of that, it's a film that's purely and heavily about religion. That's fine for who it works for, but as a pretty dead-set Atheist... it's hard to connect or give a shit.

For a majority of the movie I liked it a hell of a lot more than Last Temptation and Kundun. But by the time it was over, I may have second thoughts on that.... Silence is worth seeing once, especially for anyone who is a fan of Scorsese. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if a small group of people would consider it his greatest work - it really is unlike anything he's ever done. But I don't need to see it a second time.

it's the definition of a passion project. It seems Scorsese took no consideration toward wide appeal. It's admirable, but not rewarding for a majority of the audience

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« Reply #16615 on: January 14, 2017, 10:57:13 AM »

Hm. I'd be ok with that.

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« Reply #16616 on: January 14, 2017, 02:05:56 PM »

How does it compare with the original Japanese film?

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« Reply #16617 on: January 14, 2017, 02:10:54 PM »

How does it compare with the original Japanese film?
Its been a very long time since I've seen it, so I wouldn't be able to highlight any specifics. But I remember that I liked the original much better overall.

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« Reply #16618 on: January 14, 2017, 03:48:57 PM »

You know from the sound of it some of this same ground was covered in Shogun

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« Reply #16619 on: January 14, 2017, 04:04:41 PM »

Silence (2016) - 6/10
Here are some thoughts. No spoilers:

- It is nothing like the trailer
- As the revenue agrees with, this is stylistically Scorsese's least commercial, least accessible movie. By a long shot.
- It's an interesting turn in direction for Marty. There are glimpses of framing, cutting, and camerawork that agree with the rest of his filmography. But it feels much more mature and reliant on atmosphere than any other of his movies. I didn't notice any music, there is only a handful of full-on conversations, there were barely many sound effects at all. Purely visual, one of the quietest movies I can think of ever seeing.
- As for the visuals, it's often gorgeous. Probably his best-looking movie cinematically, and maybe the first time one of his pre-1950's movies actually looks authentic (despite n_l's original thoughts on the trailer)
- Garfield is not nearly as bad as his googly-eyed bobble-heading in the trailer suggests (and his first scene in the film) . He's not perfect, but convincing enough. Driver and Neeson are barely in it, but both pull their weight. The asians are good.
- It's not the "terrible, terrible" film that Drink says, but he never liked Marty much anyways. However .....

As far as the 6/10 goes? This. movie. is. soooooo. fucking. boring (DJ, you'll love it). It's far too long. And as drink did state correctly, very repetitive. The pace is interesting at first but then becomes maddening. By the final act it gets painful. On top of that, it's a film that's purely and heavily about religion. That's fine for who it works for, but as a pretty dead-set Atheist... it's hard to connect or give a shit.

For a majority of the movie I liked it a hell of a lot more than Last Temptation and Kundun. But by the time it was over, I may have second thoughts on that.... Silence is worth seeing once, especially for anyone who is a fan of Scorsese. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if a small group of people would consider it his greatest work - it really is unlike anything he's ever done. But I don't need to see it a second time.

it's the definition of a passion project. It seems Scorsese took no consideration toward wide appeal. It's admirable, but not rewarding for a majority of the audience


If it was half as long, it wouldn't be "terrible, terrible." But being 2:41, it's pretty unbearable. A boring 161-minute film angers me more than a boring 61-minute film.

The atheism thing shouldn't bother you: You can think about it  not as about religion, but about people having the right to practice their beliefs without government interference - it's a libertarian argument   Wink But as I mentioned, quite hypocritical and unsympathetic in this case because the Portuguese Catholic Inquisition was at that very same time doing the same torturing and forced apostasy on non-Catholics. IMO, if Marty wants to do a movie on devoted and decent Catholics, there are a lot better time periods to choose than the Portuguese Inquisition.

Your comments on the movie, I don't disagree with much. It's not the worst movie ever made. But a boring-as-hell 161-minute movie is pretty unbearable. Of all Scorsese movies that I have already seen (and I have not seen Kundun or Last Temptation), thi was most unbearable.

And it's not true at all that I am not a Marty fan. That's bullshit. I am not a FANBOY, which is different. I didn't connect personally as much as others did with TAXI DRIVER- though it is very memorable - but I loved or liked very much RAGING BULL, GOODFELLAS, THE AVIATOR, MEAN STREETS, ALICE DOESN't LIVE HERE ANYMORE, THE COLOR OF MONEY, MEAN STREETS, and THE DEPARTED. (I even loved WHO's THAT KNOCKING AT MY DOOR until I saw MEAN STREETS, which is a far better version ofbthe same material.)
I did not like NEW YORK, NEW YORK; THE KING OF COMEDY; or BRINGING OUT THE DEAD. And I hated SILENCE.
If this means I am not a Marty fan, so be it  Tongue

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