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What was the last film you saw and how would you rate it? Pt. 18

Thought I'd post this here until I hear we're doing it somewhere else....

Post the name of the latest movie you've seen and your rating out of 10. 
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Sunshine Boys (t0073766) - 7/10 - loved Burns, hated Matthau.

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This morning:
The Irishman (2019). I didn't have to see it in the movie theater. It was a good thing to support films like this but ... to the contrary ... this one doesn't need to be seen on the big screen. 8/10. Could have been trimmed 30+ minutes.

This afternoon:
Knives Out (2019), 10/10.

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3 y ago

93rd Macy's Thankgiving Parade, 4/10.  Idina Menzel seemed nice, Chicago was, too, but the rest was just awful.  CHEESY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  Al Roker got harassed by a butter stick, though, so that was... fun.  Just started 1980 Macy's Parade on YouTube... 10 minutes in and already delightful.  :)

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Early afternoon:
Ford v Ferrari (2019), 8/10. Christian Bale and Matt Damon could be vying for nominations. Lead and supporting respectively. 

This evening:
Blinded by the Light (2019), 7/10.

Tonight:
Attack of the Killer Donuts (2016). Really bad. Doesn't even deserve a Riff treatment. 1/10.

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Baby Driver(2017) 6/10
Edgar Wright makes it great, his directing techniques are relentless, however, the film is not as good as its author, Baby Driver is undoubtedly weakest film of Wright, it is being built in a pleasant way, it presents us nice characters and some great chase scenes, some smart twists and a lot of action to the rhythm of the music, in the final act of the movie, the script separates from reality and shows us so many unreal sequences that I yawn a couple of times, the Baby character continues to become a superhuman character and Kevin Spacey has a very stupid and inexplicable final turn to the convenience of the plot, and a disappointing ending.

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THE BIG SHAVE, Scorsese's short film debut 10/10
https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5291545/

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I remember seeing that short film a long time ago, I had no idea I could find it on IMDb.

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Great review Elm, or 15years?

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Noelle (2019), 6/10.

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Ich seh ich seh aka Goodnight Mommy (2014) - 7/10. A clever movie that is ruined by a "clever" twist.

(spoilers) What if mom is not really mom? This is what twin brothers Lukas and Elias wonder after her mother returns from a beauty OP. The great thing about this movie: the woman that lives with the boys is a monster even if she's really their mom. She yells, she is strict and egoistic, and she never explains herself or shows much warmth. Her behavior rubs off on her sons, who resort to violence to force out an answer to this repeatedly asked question: "Where is mommy?"

"That really is your mom, face the sad reality!", one might tell them. Maybe this woman was away for so long that they idealized her in the interim, and remember her with fond nostalgia. Is it overinterpretation to compare them with those people who want back an idyllic past that never really was? Well, the very first scene is taken from a sentimental 50's movie about a harmonious family.

This is all quite good and thought-provoking, but in the last minutes the movie commits artistic suicide. Turns out one of the sons has been dead for a while, and the other one just imagines him. Like in The Sixth Sense. Lol. There were even obvious clues throughout, but perhaps I didn't pick up on them because I couldn't imagine that the makers felt the need for such a cheap solution (in a movie that didn't need a solution).

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Gave it a helpful vote; it is well written and helpful.  :)  If there's one thing I cannot stand, it's reviews that are like, "Good movi.  i like it.  elsa song" as if Frankenstein's monster wrote it.  :D  
I gave the film 7/10 myself: https://www.imdb.com/review/rw5278525/?ref_=ur_urv

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American Factory (2019), 6/10. Should have been made into a short documentary no longer than 40 minutes.

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Quite a variety this week...
Nightscream, 5/10
Beautiful Creatures, 6/10
Darkness Falls, 4/10
Airport '77, 6/10

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Ford v Ferrari 8/10
A Rainy Day in New York 5/10

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The Professor and the Madman, 2019, 7/10.  A very different kind of movie but interesting.  Penn and Gibson do a great job.

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3 y ago

Narcos (TV Series) Season 1 8/10

My great fear to start watching this series is that it became a generic criminal drama that glorified the life of Pablo Escobar, however is correctly portrayed in an equanimous vision of his life, after all he was a man of family values very ingrained (something similar to The Godfather in a sense) has an impressive production quality, is well directed and written, each of its characters are built with some depth and humanity, violence is not so aesthetic and is more unnecessary than in A classic criminal drama. Here my only and biggest complaint is the performance of Wagner Moura, it is not bad but his accent is too fake and I do not quite believe in any way that he is Colombian.

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Another small detail is Murphy's narration, sometimes unnecessary telling things as if we couldn't see it for ourselves, I guess they underestimated the public.