Tell us about the last film you watched, pt 2

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'Promising Young Woman'(2020)
Maybe the only film with a downer ending that has me punching the air with joy in it's final moments(although 'Three Colours White' runs it close).
A film about sexual assault that doesn't feature the 'R' word, has no nudity or sex scenes, no bloodshed(though tomato sauce and red wine act as fine substitutes), and is shot in retina scorching Pop Art pastels and neons. And yet the tension is ratcheted up to an almost unbearable level which allows the moments of jet black humour to act as a release valve.
The acting is off the scale, especially Carey Mulligan and Bo Burnham, although kudos to Clancy Brown and Jennifer Coolidge who deadpan it as the concerned parents.
Throw in the fact that this is the ONLY film in which the presence of Paris Hilton is welcome, and the best (non-camp) use of 'It's Raining Men' EVER, this is a film I've watched three times now in the last 12 months, and whenever that final shot comes up, I'm practically jumping round the room(in my head at least)!!

Promising Young Film-maker more like:clap::babyangel:👿:knife:🎞️

There speaks a true connoisseur! I found it unusually moving though; with rounded portrayals, and of course, of its time.

On the back of Aubrey's super review, I had a look at Vivre Sa Vie, and can't improve on what was said.
 
I watched "Call me by your name"... for about one minute and a half.

So many bad things in one minute!
1) The opening credits: now, believe me, I'm as much into ephebes as anybody else, maybe even more so, but really these are a warning that if you're not an old Oxford scholar well versed into Greek, ahem, mythology, you should stop right there.
2) The super fake bourgeois parental couple. You see them, you want to behead them.
3) The guy who flops on a younger guy's bed, like Morrissey in that whiney song, except he's not broken-hearted. If you make a character do that as soon as he appears, at least make sure he's fascinating to not lose half your audience. The dude is average.
4) T.C's sigmatism. I tried. I can't. I hear a 90 y.o whenever he opens his mouth.

I watched tons of good films tho. Some other time ;)
 
Excellent review, Barking. It's a tedious watch. I only bothered with it because the director had done a remake of Suspiria which was surprisingly very good.
 
Excellent review, Barking. It's a tedious watch. I only bothered with it because the director had done a remake of Suspiria which was surprisingly very good.

That's reassuring, I sometimes worry I lack patience. :lbf:
I tried to catch up with Mr Argento's other classics the other day, and the audio kept switching from one language to another, sometimes mid-sentence, and I had no idea whether it was part of the film, or my tv provider fecking up again ( cos they're total crap.) :D So I just gave up.
Had a look in their (crappy) horror section. Tried Romero's "Amusement Park." Which is basically like a film about living with your old mum. (Admittedly a minor work). Kept waiting for something scary to happen... Gave up on that as well.
 
Broker (2023)

South Korean film about a young woman who abandons her new baby to people/brokers who nurse foundlings, until adoptive parents are found who pay for the privilege



Well-made film with some soft humour and humanity but raising questions about the normalisation of this practice of infant trade. And it turns out South Korea has indeed issues in this regard despite having the lowest birth rate in the world - https://www.japantimes.co.jp/news/2023/09/18/asia-pacific/social-issues/south-korea-baby-adoptions/
 
Thank heavens for sanity. I wouldn't want to bring children into that society either. You see them, you want to behead them:

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Okay, I'll concede to that

There's this boy--man, really--at work, who is always watching k pop on the telly in the staff room. Bands with retarded names like 'blackpink', 'baby monster', 'new jeans', and even more retarded lyrics. Man, what absolute shit. And the people who like it don't seem to have any clue that it's shit. Sometimes i wonder if AI didn't take over long ago and half the people around me are just preprogrammed robots. They might as well be.
 
You see them, you want to behead them:

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:D Man you really like that line, don't you? Would you like it to become a Morrissey song title? All you have to do is axe!
Now I wouldnae behead those: it'd be a shocking waste of hair dye. ( Dye!Dye!)

( plus I'm Korean.)

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White Dog.
What can I say. :dogface: Superb acting!!!:dogface:
(Yes, that's my -dodally unbiased-review.)
 
:D Man you really like that line, don't you? Would you like it to become a Morrissey song title? All you have to do is axe!
Now I wouldnae behead those: it'd be a shocking waste of hair dye. ( Dye!Dye!)

( plus I'm Korean.)

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White Dog.
What can I say. :dogface: Superb acting!!!:dogface:
(Yes, that's my -dodally unbiased-review.)
iv been watching south korean cinema for well over ten years,their thrillers are out of this world with my favourites,the man from nowhere,i saw the devil and memories of murder,favourite actors lee bjung hun,choi min sik and hyun bin,love him in confidential assignment.
 
iv been watching south korean cinema for well over ten years,their thrillers are out of this world with my favourites,the man from nowhere,i saw the devil and memories of murder,favourite actors lee bjung hun,choi min sik and hyun bin,love him in confidential assignment.
Well Gordy, for once we see eye to eye! And I only have one that works properly! I smell a Xmas truce.

S.K thrillers are indeed pretty cool. What I like most about them is that in the most tense scene there's always one policeman being completely daft. And by that I mean completely. They go full-on cretin, it warms the heart.

I like Bok Choy meself.

Oh sorry about that film title everybody, it's White God. My brain knows that but refuses to admit there's a difference. Yet it's important in the film if you want to dig for metaphors and whatnot, so..
 
Okay, I'll concede to that

There's this boy--man, really--at work, who is always watching k pop on the telly in the staff room. Bands with retarded names like 'blackpink', 'baby monster', 'new jeans', and even more retarded lyrics. Man, what absolute shit. And the people who like it don't seem to have any clue that it's shit. Sometimes i wonder if AI didn't take over long ago and half the people around me are just preprogrammed robots. They might as well be.

It really does signify the end of culture. It's human degeneracy and lack of imagination taken to its limit, and the emptiness is unsettling. For me, I think AI is our only hope for salvation. It needs to devise a way where we can plug our brains into a virtual reality, like in that episode of Black Mirror, San Junipero. And heaven will be a place on earth. You could live in a world where Blackpink and BTS and all the people who like them never existed.
 
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iv been watching south korean cinema for well over ten years,their thrillers are out of this world with my favourites,the man from nowhere,i saw the devil and memories of murder,favourite actors lee bjung hun,choi min sik and hyun bin,love him in confidential assignment.

You left out the time on this forum when some K-pop idiot was spotted wearing a Morrissey t-shirt, and you said you thought K-poppers were nice boys with good dance moves. I remember. You have the sickness.
 
You left out the time on this forum when some K-pop idiot was spotted wearing a Morrissey t-shirt, and you said you thought K-poppers were nice boys with good dance moves. I remember. You have the sickness.
there is a space for every kind of music,dont be fooled by j-pop or k-pop,most of the bands are on a salary and dont earn very much,they are managed with very strict rules about being single,minami minegishi shaved her head and wept in public for spending the night with her boyfriend,theres a bunch of horror stories about film stars commiting suicide.
 
there is a space for every kind of music,dont be fooled by j-pop or k-pop,most of the bands are on a salary and dont earn very much,they are managed with very strict rules about being single,minami minegishi shaved her head and wept in public for spending the night with her boyfriend,theres a bunch of horror stories about film stars commiting suicide.

There is no space for K-pop and J-pop, gordyboy9. Or there won't be when the Singularity comes and I enter the virtual reality of my dreams and spend an afternoon as a Roman gladiator with a sword in each hand, beheading pop moppets by the dozens as the colloseum crowd roars its approval. How do you even know who these people are? Aren't you a grown man? I had to Google Minami Minegishi. The shaved head is a remarkable improvement over the cutesy-bopsy tee-hee anime look.
 
There is no space for K-pop and J-pop, gordyboy9. Or there won't be when the Singularity comes and I enter the virtual reality of my dreams and spend an afternoon as a Roman gladiator with a sword in each hand, beheading pop moppets by the dozens as the colloseum crowd roars its approval. How do you even know who these people are? Aren't you a grown man? I had to Google Minami Minegishi. The shaved head is a remarkable improvement over the cutesy-bopsy tee-hee anime look.
im in the coliseum as we speak,vr is a wonderful thing,ouch just been stabbed.
 
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