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    Terminator Dark Fate
    Very good and very action packed. I don’t think Linda Hamilton’s return was as incredible as Jamie Lee Curtis in Halloween last year.
    But still a good movie. Nothing so good you couldn’t wait for the DVD OR DIGITAL later on.
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    Netflix’ The King
    Really good. Shocking and surprisingly good.
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    Can anyone report on Last Christmas?

    I’ve heard it’s dreadful.
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    The Report

    I'd describe it as a quiet movie with shocking content.
    Adam Driver's portrayel of Daniel Jones as a diligent, ethically uncorrupted worker bee who tries to do the right thing, is wonderful.

    It was at times difficult to follow for me, as I am not that familiar with all the political backgrounds, events and agencies in the US that were hinted at or referred to.
    It is very worth watching - but only if you don't expect the ususal political thriller drama and suspense kind of story telling.

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    Doctor Sleep

    Stayed pretty closely with the novel. Given that Kubrick's "vision" was nothing like The Shining (and awful imo) the film managed to blend that film with the story really well.

    I didn't find it scary but my threshold for scary is pretty fucking high. Not many horror movies get much out of me but a few jump scares. The story itself is good though and even if you're like me and not easily horrified, you will still be entertained.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve SFM View Post
    Joker

    Sorry, Volta. I kind of hated it. Phoenix is one of the best, but this time out, I thought it was less "Best Acting" than "Most Acting". It seems like a decision was made to let him go wild. He was entertaining, and there was some really good ideas, but IMO it was just too much. In general, I felt like the movie was usually shouting "Aren't we EDGY", when in reality it was all rather pedestrian. And despite all his effort, I'd pretty much say the same thing about Phoenix's performance.

    I can't help but think back to a movie from last year called You Were Never Really Here. In that, Phoenix played a similarly disturbed and violent character. But there, he and the movie were far subtler and less flashy. And it was far more compelling and disturbing. I'm not saying "Big Movies Bad, Small Movies Good", but this time out, the subtlety made the difference for me.
    I finally got round to seeing it - I didn't really like it either. The gritty setting I really loved, maybe the performance was okay, I just didn't like the plot. The first half attempted to make a point about violence breeding violence, but then there was the (not so) random Batman link and 'he's just a schizo who stopped taking his meds'. Point lost - maybe another point was made, but it didn't work for me at all.
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    Oh that kind of slays me because at first I felt Joker had so much love and so much going for it and slowly it’s sinking. The more I hear about it the worse the reception is. And having seen it multiple times and just loving every beautiful moment and seeing a character so flawed and so crapped on by society get right back up and refuse to give in, but give this amazing dance that tells you what it was like when he found his power (in a very violent way, undoubtedly). Oh, it pains me because I was so not open to it even when I read the first review on here and.. yea.
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    Hey there's not much weight to my opinion, just keep on loving it!

    Was thinking about the things that it has going for it, storywise - I kind of love that it shows the depth a comic book character can be given, even if he was orginally created as cold blooded killer. That is typical for comics - to explore only decades later "why" a person is a cold blooded killer exactly (Magneto is another example - hard to imagine that he too started without a backstory at all). However, those particular comic book stories are rarely translated to the big screen for villains, so kudos for that.
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    Parasite

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    ^ Just saw it yesterday; so good!

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    There was a neat little thread about this on Twitter, between three female singer/songwriters of note. (They all kick ass, incidentally.) Michelle Zauner (Japanese Breakfast) said Parasite was a masterpiece. Ellen Kempner (palehound) said she was going that night, but wondered -- since she was going to one of those movie theater with a full menu -- if it would be a good idea to eat during the movie. Then Lindsey Jordan (Snail Mail) chimed in with "imma say appetite killa". But Michelle replied that she had enjoyed a breakfast sandwich during the movie, so she thought it was fine. This made sense to me, since I know Bong Joon-Ho's reputation.

    I really want to see this, but it's not playing nearby. However, it's doing very well in limited release, and has Oscar buzz, so I think the release will expand.
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    ^ Just saw it yesterday; so good!
    I went into it with sky high expectations and it still wowed me. It's one of those movies that you can't get out of your head. It's just so masterfully conceived and crafted, and whenever you think you know what it's doing it throws you for a loop. Definitely stay spoiler-free for this one!

    The whole sequence with


    Go see it if it's playing near you! Probably my favorite theater experience in years.

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    Systemsprenger (system cracher) - it is a german fictional movie about a 9 year old girl living away from home in youth welfare facilities.
    She and everyone else around her struggle with her almost inexistent frustration tolerance and heavy violent outbreaks.
    Without giving any real background as to what happend to this girl (Benni) before and what actually traumatized her, the movie shows how
    difficult it is to build trust and reliability within this youth welfare system, that doesn't have enough / fitting long term support for such violent kids.
    It is a difficult to watch movie, but it is very good and does not take any sides. It shows how everyone is struggeling.

    As the movie is nominated for an Oscar as best foreign language film, it might get screenings outside of germany.

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    A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood - Really such a pleasant viewing experience. It accomplished everything it set out to do. It showed that there was and is kindness in this world.. perhaps a lot of it.
    I do hope that Tom Hanks can get a dang nomination for this. I don't think it will be as lead if he gets one, tho. This wasn't completely his story.

    Midway - Actually really, really liked this film. Don't understand why the critics were so harsh about it. I think it's a battle that needed to be given the Hollywood treatment as it turned the corner in the Pacific theater. The action parts were downright scary/heartracing and the tension was very solid - pretty solid acting from its cast, too. Just my two cents.
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    Saw Knives Out tonight; so much fun and Toni Collette is everything

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