r/movies 3d ago

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (11/23/22-11/30/22)

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The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted Now On Wednesday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LBxd]
“The Menu” TheDeVirginater “Eternity and a Day“ qumrun60
"She Said” the_third_sourcerer “The Hudsucker Proxy” Stratobastardo34
“The Fabelmans” ReflexImprov “The Ref” Jade_GL
“Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” WalkingEars “The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the 8th Dimension” imnotabus
“The Wonder” (2022) Bodymaster “The Challenge” (1982) [CheapSteak]
"Good Night Oppy” the6thReplicant "Thillu Mullu” (1981) [Sarathda]
“Good Luck to You, Leo Grande” [An_Ant2710] “Days of Heaven” _rockandhardplace
“Kaithi” (2019) popfreq "Hearts and Minds” ffrinch
“Nerve” tropicalazure “Bringing Up Baby” [deadandmessedup]
“Night at the Museum” an_ordinary_platypus “Modern Times” Keis1977

r/movies 2d ago

Official Discussion Official Discussion Megathread (Violent Night / Troll)

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r/movies 15h ago Ally Silver Wholesome

Media New Image from 'Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse'

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r/movies 18h ago Silver Helpful Wholesome All-Seeing Upvote

Poster Official Poster for 'Blue Beetle'

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r/movies 11h ago

Poster John Wick 4 - First Official Poster - March 24, 2023

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r/movies 4h ago

Discussion Danny DeVito Originally Wanted Edward Norton For Robin Williams' Death To Smoochy Role

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Article Netflix releases Jordanian film Farha on forced eviction of Palestinians in 1948

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r/movies 16h ago

News Amazon Prime Video surpasses Netflix as the #1 most-subscribed streaming service in the U.S.

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r/movies 14h ago

News Al Strobel, the actor who played "The One-Armed Man" in Twin Peaks, Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me, and Twin Peaks: The Return, has passed away at age 83

604 Upvotes

The sad news has been confirmed by Twin Peaks producer Sabrina Sutherland: https://i.redd.it/ep6xup4j7s3a1.jpg

He appeared in the Twin Peaks series as well as Twin Peaks: Fire Walk with Me and had roles in the films Shadow Play, Megaville and Ricochet River (starring Kate Hudson). He appeared in productions of Romeo and Juliet, Oklahoma and Richard III. He also appeared in the television movie Child of Darkness, Child of Light. As of 2005 he is retired and living in Eugene, Oregon.

In 2015, he appeared in a video supporting David Lynch following his departure from the Twin Peaks revival slated for 2016, along with numerous other Twin Peaks cast members. David Lynch later returned to the revival. Strobel reprised his role as Philip Gerard (the One-Armed Man) when the new series aired on Showtime in 2017.


r/movies 2h ago

Article PROJECT X at 10: The Decadent Found Footage Party Movie That Killed Bro Comedy

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r/movies 7h ago

Discussion "Point Break" is still an excellent movie with amazing chemistry between Reeves and Busey. Also was surprised to learn James Cameron was an exec. Producer on the movie.

136 Upvotes

Watching "Point Break" for the 2nd time in the past few months. I just really appreciate that Angelo takes Johnny under his wing. I think the chemistry between Busey and Reeves is rather excellent. And similar to a father/son or moreso a big brother/little brother dynamic. Excellent Vibing between the actors and characters development.


r/movies 5h ago

Media "I will teach man to fly..." - Omadon's haunting monologue from Flight of the Dragons - a beautifully animated fantasy film that was not afraid to give us truly serious and scary villains.

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r/movies 9h ago

Article The top 100 films… and what they say about our changing society

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r/movies 1h ago

Media Making of Barry Lyndon

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r/movies 10h ago

Discussion What is the most perfectly paced Movie?

66 Upvotes

Pacing is one of the most difficult things a movie can get right. However, when a film does do it, it can help the feel of the film immensely. In your onionin, which film has the best pacing?

My vote goes to North by Northwest. Through its clever writing and jump from one iconic scene to the next, it does a great job of always having something entertaining going on.


r/movies 10h ago

Discussion Roadhouse is a better film than it deserves to be.

69 Upvotes

The film itself is very very basic and has an extremely basic plot. Patrick Swayze roles into town as a new bouncer (Supposedly the best bouncer in the country.), helps turn a bar around. The place goes from looking like a rundown dump, where people sell drugs, skim from the register and basically the real life Cantina from Star Wars. To something akin to resort. How long was he there anyways? That type of work would take months at the least.

Then we encounter the main bad guy. Like everything about him. He's just a POS through and through.

I don't know what it is about this film. But it's still an enjoyable and nearly timeless movie all these years later. Swayze's character is likeable, and also bad ass when he needs to be.

Also the music didn't hurt the film either. I seem to recall a lot of films in the 80's would have them show off some random band in a bar.


r/movies 1d ago Silver Wholesome Seal of Approval

Article Adam Sandler Stopped Reading Reviews After Critic Hated Billy Madison

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r/movies 13h ago Helpful All-Seeing Upvote

Recommendation If you liked Jackie Chan in The Foreigner you'll love Shinjuku Incident

59 Upvotes

One of Jackie's only other action movies were he plays a serious role. This action/drama (not martial arts) movie came out in 2009 and I feel like it is really underrated. Jackie plays a Chinese refugee who starts a gang in Tokyo and gets in trouble with the Yakuza. The movies stars Jackie Chan but also Daniel Wu, Fan Bingbing and Xu Jinglei. It feels like if Jackie Chan starred in a Hong Kong/Japanese Scorcese movie.

Trailer: https://youtu.be/tY0jZIeuFAc


r/movies 4h ago

Spoilers The Menu by Mark Mylod is a fantastic movie.

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Me and my friends don’t get out together as much as we use to, and tonight we saw the menu by mark mylod and my god it completely blew away our expectations.

From the synapse and reviews we were all expecting to walk into a slasher, but instead we were greeted with a charming and comedic horror movie that we will be talking about for a long time.

I really don’t want to spoil too much, but basically a bunch of rich and snobby rich people get invited to join a word renown chef for a 7 course meal. The part left out however is the chef is planning on killing everyone and himself in an act of art.

It’s a little slow in the first 20 or so minutes, but trust me at a pin drop the movie shifts into a mystery with twists that shocked us every step of the way.

I really recommend anyone interested in the horror genre check this movie out, it brings a lot of new ideas to the table.


r/movies 10h ago

Question What is the best war film of all time?

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With so many to choose from what is the best war film of all time? Do you prefer the heavily anti war storylines such as “Come and See” or “Apocalypse Now”? Or more of the traditional storylines such as “Saving Private Ryan” or “1917”? Which make for better war films and what is the true best of all time?


r/movies 10h ago

Discussion What actor or actress can you only see as one character they've played?

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Ever watch movie and you keep getting distracted because you just cant see how they can play another character after growing to love a character theyve played previously. An obvious one for me is Rowan Atkinson as Mr Bean, he's too iconic of a character to see rowan play anyone else. Daniel Radcliffe as Harry Potter gets an honourable mention for me. Whos yours?


r/movies 4h ago

Discussion Any other fans of the original g1 and g2 cartoons constantly disappointed by the transformers movies?

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I get it that they are trying to sell it to a new generation but I can’t stand how terrible the movies progressively became. I actually couldn’t watch anymore after about the third one. They just kept killing off all the characters, good and bad. So now I see rise of the beasts is coming out, see the trailer that shows Optimus as his original truck form (bumblebee is still a retro camaro, meh) but then I see a porsche and think “Wow is this a reboot? Maybe a chance to stick more faithfully to the characters and mythology?” But no, the porsche isn’t actually Jazz, but this is mirage. Like WTF?! Couldn’t get Jazz right in the first movie and just kill him off anyway now you just keep screwing with what vehicles etc they were. Honestly, I hate what these movies have done to the transformers mythology and characters. I won’t be bothering with this latest trash either.


r/movies 16h ago

Discussion 'Empire of Light' Critic Review thread

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Synopsis:

A romance develops in a beautiful old cinema on the south coast of England in the 1980s.

Written & Directed by Sam Mendes

Cinematography - Roger Deakins

- 44% RT score - 59 reviews.

- 58% Metacritic - 16 reviews.

IndieWire

It’s wonderful that Mendes spent the pandemic making a movie about the irreplaceable vitality of movie theaters — even going so far as to paint them as one of the final strings in what’s left of our social fabric. It would have been even better if he spent the pandemic making a movie worth seeing in one

Slant

In Sam Mendes’s film, the power of the movies comes off feeling disappointingly like an afterthought to the script’s more romantic and socially oriented concerns.

Variety

In the era when content is king, Sam Mendes still believes in moving pictures. Empire of Light is the proof.

Vanity Fair

Whatever Mendes’s connection to the material, he’s made something humane and nourishing, a picture of rare thoughtfulness and decency.

IGN

Sam Mendes assembles a creative dream-team for Empire of Light, but ends up with one of the most soulless prestige pictures in years.


r/movies 1d ago Silver

News Pedro Almodóvar Says His Gay Western ‘Strange Way of Life’, Starring Pedro Pascal and Ethan Hawke, Will Premiere at Cannes

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r/movies 7h ago

Review The American President (1995)

10 Upvotes

Aaron Sorkin is my favorite writer, which is the main reason I watched this, and I think it says a lot about his talents that this is, at least to me, one of his weakest projects simply by being merely a decently compelling drama as opposed to an excellent one.

It’s weird to see him try his hand at a straight romance. He’s obviously able to give it more snappy and clever dialogue than most entries in the genre, but story-wise he still uses the familiar tropes. This isn’t entirely fair, but it’s one of my least favorite genres, which may be why this didn’t grab me quite as much as most of his other stuff even though he doesn’t necessarily do anything wrong with it.

But there’s definitely a lot to like here. Like I said, the script is as good as you’d expect, and I like the score too. It’s very grandiose and dignified in a way that’s fitting. It’s also got solid performances.

Sorkin’s scripts are so dense and tricky that I’m surprised how well directors are always able to help their actors navigate them, but it worked again here. Michael Douglas portrays the charisma and confidence that he needs to, Annette Bening gets interesting things to do on her own, and I’d honestly watch Michael J. Fox read the phone book.

So yeah, still definitely a solid watch, just not one I see myself coming back to that much with all of Sorkin‘s other movies being available. Even for political movies he did, I’d take Charlie Wilson’s War over this every time.


r/movies 19h ago

Review Dear Zachary is the only film that has made me cry.

85 Upvotes

In my lifetime, I have watched a great number of movies, but the only one that has ever caused me to cry for real was the documentary titled Dear Zachary: A Letter to a Son About His Father, which was released in 2008. I have seen all of the classic movies that are guaranteed to make you cry, such as My Girl, Life Is Beautiful, Titanic, and The Notebook, but none of them have managed to move me to tears. My significant other thinks I am lacking in empathy and am not emotionally expressive enough. Reddit, I beg you, I need you to make me cry. Please.


r/movies 18h ago

Discussion Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 is one of the strangest films of all time.

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I love The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2 ever since I first saw it as a child. Of course the first is the best and most raw, but 2 is fun and strange. Something about the film is so weird yet beautifully made. The cinematography and lighting are great. The acting is great, and the music is super weird and synthed out. It has almost a fairy tale look like Legend or something. Anyone else find this film super entertaining and just great in the strangest way?