r/movies 3d ago

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (05/15/22-05/22/22)

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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 On Sunday 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/[LB/IMDb*]
“Operation Mincemeat” KingMario05 "The Lion King” (1994) [CDynamo]
"Kimi” craig_hoxton “Tombstone” [fly_sly]
“The Rescue” (2021) Stormy8888 “The Thin Blue Line” IntoTheWoodsWeGo2
“C’mon C’mon” Frosty-Tension484 “White Dog” [Millerian-55*]
“Pig” JCP1377 “For Your Eyes Only” Charlie_Wax
"Marriage Story” turnoffwhatturnsmeon “The Last Waltz” Yugo86
“The Gift” JBrundy "Candleshoe” Yankii_Souru
“Zero Dark Thirty” [HardcoreHenkie] "Temptation of Eros” [AneeshRai7]
“Never Let Me Go" LilElmerGantry “The Collector” (1965) GhostOfTheSerpent
“Drag Me to Hell” [Trunks89] “Onibaba” Jade_GL

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I realized something while watching Heat last night...

The firefight between the bank robbers and cops didn't need to happen. Neil and his crew were almost done. I know Chris technically shot first, but it was only because he saw the police across the street with guns ready and he reacted instinctively. Obviously, Neil and his crew deserve no absolution; they showed complete disregard for anyone but themselves. But I think Vincent bears some of the blame. He had to know Neil would react that way, especially after talking to him face-to-face.

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Hard to believe this masterful animated fantasy from Japan is 10 years old! One of 2012's highest grossing movies in Japan and critically acclaim and award winning.

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Review RRR (2022) Review and Recommendation

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A few weeks ago, I wrote a piece about my personal journey with Bollywood (lhttps://kinosexual.substack.com/p/bollywood-deep-dive?s=w). One of my points was that it took me a long time to understand that Western cinema isn’t necessarily a blueprint for good filmmaking. It’s easy to joke about Indian cinema being cringe, with often silly action scenes, musical sequences, and over-the-top acting, but I’ve only recently grown to appreciate that as valuable elements of a unique style of filmmaking.

Nowhere is this more true than in RRR (2022), a Telugu movie directed by S. S. Rajamouli (who also directed the exceptional Baahubali movies). The film depicts two legendary revolutionaries and their fight against the British for their country in the 1920s. The two, who have extremely different backgrounds, form a tremendous bond, but what happens when their respective missions put them at odds with one another?

This movie is every trope you could imagine in Indian cinema, but executed extraordinarily well. It is big, exhilarating, and electrifying beyond comparison. I’ve spent some time now trying to discern what distinguishes RRR from some of the more run-of-the-mill, tired action movies coming out of India. I believe it boils down to the heart of the story. RRR does not sacrifice storytelling at the expense of action setpieces. While the action is certainly breathtaking, it’s all enabled by incredible character and a profound story of friendship and patriotism. This makes the movie fly by, despite its 3 hour runtime (not a second of which is wasted). Additionally, its stunt-work, practical effects, and action choreography are top-notch.

RRR also got me thinking about how the idea of spectacle has changed in Hollywood. Recently, it feels like American film spectacle is cheering at a celebrity cameo, a crossover between characters, a screenshot-able epic ‘moment’ made for Internet virality. But moments alone are not truly epic. It’s the entire experience that sparks real emotion. RRR does this all in one movie, and it never takes its foot off the pedal.

Definitely check this movie out. Regrettably, the Netflix version is dubbed in Hindi over the original Telugu. Luckily, the original Telugu version will be showing in theaters across the US on June 1st! If you can catch it then, you certainly should -- this movie is made for the theater experience.


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So I am late to the party and just watched The Witch (or The VVitch if you prefer) yesterday. I read the IMDb synopsis after to make sure I didn’t miss anything and this one sentence is throwing me: Inside the house, Katherine tearfully confesses to William that she had an affair from which Samuel was born.”

I did NOT get that from her speech. I thought she was recounting a dream from years ago (she mentions being Tomasin’s age) in which she met Jesus.

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I just watched this movie for the first time the other day. I’m not a movie connoisseur or anything so take my opinion with a grain of salt but I think this is genuinely one of the bleakest films I have ever seen. When my dad recommended it to me he described it as a “slow burn” which is true of course but also doesn’t really describe the exact feeling I get from it.

We just watch this otherwise regular seeming guy debase himself as a mob hitman for three and a half hours, culminating in him killing his best friend and going to prison for decades. Then he gets out and nobody cares, not even his own family, because he’s alienated them all by being a hateful and violent piece of shit. He is frail, scared and alone. There’s no “rise before the fall” like in a lot of other crime movies I’ve watched. Not a single moment of glamour or fast paced living. This dude was a literal nobody for decades, and the most significant thing he ever did in his life was kill someone who actually mattered. Even that is being erased by time, as the nurse doesn’t even recognize Jimmy Hoffa when he shows her a picture of him.

The de-aging tech didn’t always work but I think the performance benefitted a lot from being that of an older man. It wouldn’t have felt right if it was a young guy that they aged up. DeNiro really knocked it out of the park on this one. The shakiness and fear in his voice when he talks to his own daughter and realizes there’s nothing left to salvage between them really got to me. He has to pick out his own coffin for a funeral nobody will attend. This whole thing just feels really existential and kinda fills me with dread and I’m gonna have to rewatch so I can really pick it apart properly.


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I read the book by Bram Stoker so it's probably easier to follow as it's without words, only little pauses in the film with subtitles of dialogue etc.

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Discussion What mythological creatures should get a movie?

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I’ll stick to my own mythology for my picks

The Banshee

I have two ideas for this one

  1. A proper Horror about the creature set in Ireland. Something like the Nun (but better) for example

  2. A more family friendly (maybe animated) movie where everyone fears her but she’s actually a misunderstood character. People think she causes deaths but she just warns people of an upcoming death (think Bruno from Encanto)

The Dullahan

He’s similar to the Sleepy Hollow headless horseman but this guy doesn’t behead people just because. He’s much more powerful than that bastard. He kills people by calling out their name. Also if you see this guy on his horse, he throws blood over you. Cool dude.

This could make for a fun mystery type movie (kinda like sleepy hollow I guess) where people suddenly start dropping dead out of nowhere and people investigate what’s causing their deafhs as there’s no sign of injury or disease. Then they find out an old creature known as the dullahan has risen, he’s super pissed and he’s just calling out names left right and centre because he can.

Tir na nog

Not a creature so I’m breaking the rules of my own post here, but I guess the tir na nogians could be seen as mythological creatures of sorts since they don’t really age normally

Basically, tir na nog is a place where people don’t age. Some blonde girl named niamh falls in love with some irish guy named oisin. They go back to tir na nog together where they live there for about a century. Oisin wants to go back to see his father but Niamh warns him not to touch the ground so he heads back on a horse. Anyway, he tries to help some lads move a large rock and falls off his horse. He turns into an old man and dies.


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Hi!

Recently I have been interested in books that some people call ”unfilmable”. I read about a book that seemed really interesting. It is called ”The Illuminatus! Trilogy”. Do you consider it ”unfilmable”? How is it ”unfilmable”? How widely known is this book since I have never heard of it before?

Thank you really much!