Last movie you watched



  • @capnbobamous I will tell you right now that nobody on earth is more sensitive to a slight downward temperature change than a Southern Californian.



  • @tokyoslim Oh believe me, I know. It's like 70 degrees right now and I'm wearing a parka.



  • Come and See

    I have no words. I could not feel my body. When I came out my throat was dry and my eyes hurt. I wasn't swallowing and I barely blinked. I truly don't know what else to say. No film has done this to me before.

    5 stars.

    Edit: I have been thinking about this film for the past day, and honestly I think it may be the greatest film ever created. I would never call it my favorite, and frankly I don't know if I have it in me to watch it again, but I think it is perfect. The barrier between screen and viewer is non-existent. You are there. You are witnessing this. You are experiencing this. After viewing-- nay, living this masterpiece, I don't know if I will ever be the same again. To witness the cruelty of human nature so closely is terrifying. I don't know that it could be considered a horror film, but I guarantee you no film is scarier.



  • The Lovebirds
    A movie so aggressively Fine that I've already forgotten half of it despite having finished it about an hour ago. Nanjiani and Rae are both likable actors with great comic timing, but they're not given much to do here other than bicker and shout. I wasn't invested or even entertained really while watching, but I wasn't bored either. I don't think I laughed at a single joke, but I also didn't groan. I just sort of existed in a room for 90 minutes and then all the sudden there were credits. C



  • So I saw Eraserhead for the first time today. I feel vaguely sick and I don't even know why. I was also surprised by how funny it was at points. Don't really know what to rate it because I didn't like it per se, but I also kind of liked it?



  • @capnbobamous Yeah, that about sums up my relationship with that movie as well. When I finished it I thought I hated it, but it also stuck with me more than most movies I've seen. Still don't know if I like it, but I do think it's quality.



  • I think Spike Lee makes good movies then actively sabotages them with bad choices. The Five Bloods is a movie where I feel like all of the tension and emotional impact of the film is sucked out of it in the final act by the introduction of a figurative mustache twirling villain. The whole film, you watch a mentally ill, traumatized man being allowed to bully, threaten, and cajole his friends and family down the path of bad choice after bad choice. Nobody wants to stand up to him. At times, they actively and willingly follow him down this self-destructive path, enabling his paranoia. Allowing him to dictate their actions on the whims of his xenophobic conspiracy theories because of what... pity? They think it's brotherhood, but brothers would know when to step in and get a dude some help. They are all fucked up in some way though. Which is fine, if that's the kind of movie we're making. The last act reveal of Baddy McBaderson wants us to root for the "heroes". But the only heroes in this movie, are the ones there against their will.

    C-



  • Finally saw the Joker. Perfectly fine movie. A good example of how intolerant is this outrage era we're living where people violently attack completely legitimate works because it offends them in some convoluted weird way. Kinda like what's happening with TLOU2 right now.

    Also saw Da Five Bloods. Kinda like with his KKK movie it's an average flick with great moments in it. I liked how it mixed several movie genres and themes, even if ends up losing consistency because of that I find the exercise in it self appealing. What really hurts the movie for me is the mediocre Direction of actors.



  • Given the current climate think I'll give do the right thing another watch tonight. Cheers