The best films I saw from 2022 are Everything Everywhere All at Once and Prey, two absolute five-star masterpieces.
The best new old film I saw is The Shootist, the 70s western starring John Wayne and James Stewart. I was trying to watch a lot of westerns this year, I'd never seen that one before, and it's really, really good. Very sad and metatextual. You can see its echoes in stuff like Unforgiven and Logan.
I've also watched stuff like my beloved Captain America: The First Avenger and Paddington 2, and it being Christmas, I'm bound to watch Die Hard soon, so technically those are the best films I saw this year.
Was Pan's Labyrinth surprisingly violent? It was definitely brutal, but it clearly had horror vibes, so wasn't out of nowhere.
Pinocchio seems to just be a PG, so unlikely to be particularly violent. I understand it is very dark though and probably not suitable for fairly young.
Not seen it yet. Mostly annoyed at Netflix doing its usual thing of only showing it in a couple cinemas. Will have to stream, but it is one I really wanted to see on the big screen. Had thought about trying to get London Film Festival ticket, but thought about it a bit late.
I always forget about films on streaming platforms or just never get around to them. Think that is why I still like using a delivery rental service. I can probably get many of the films through a streaming service (albeit often at lower picture and sound quality), but having a couple of discs delivered to me at a time with the need to post them back adds incentive to actually sit down and watch. When I can just watch it whenever, watch it later becomes watch it never.
It’s far too long but it does have a natural break point right in the middle, so I would watch it in 90 minute chunks. A lot of the draw of it is that it makes you say ‘lol, that’s so stupid’ every five minutes rather than it being a fantastic movie.
It’s a bit like the Eurovision Song Contest of homoerotic Bollywood action movies.
Just watched a relatively old film, The Lure (2015), after reading about something else by the same director. Perfectly unsettling, and just what I need before I head off to sleep before the night shift.
EMarkM: Will there ever be a boy born who can swim faster than a shark?
Oct 20, 2023 12:52:47 GMT
vicedestroyer: I guess, once the world does its best Waterworld impression, it will be survival of the fittest. Either the boy swims fast or becomes shark tucker.
Oct 20, 2023 17:59:09 GMT
Blue_Mike: Cryptark is free on Steam if claimed before midnight tonight
Oct 20, 2023 18:55:08 GMT
zagibu: Sharks not only swim fast, they also swim silent. Their scales are called dermal denticles, and they create local swirls around them which reduce the shark's overall drag in water.
Oct 22, 2023 19:11:35 GMT
zagibu: So even if a boy could swim as fast as a shark, he wouldn't hear them coming.
Oct 22, 2023 19:12:12 GMT
Aunt Alison: In sharks, no one can hear you swim
Oct 23, 2023 4:25:49 GMT
rawshark: And did you see that Planet Earth III thing? They hide behind fish.
Oct 24, 2023 9:29:09 GMT
EMarkM: Soooooooo...our pianist has just had a go on the 'cello....
Oct 27, 2023 14:52:48 GMT
EMarkM: As my father would have said, "Saints, preserve us!"
Oct 27, 2023 14:53:03 GMT
hedben: It's "pasta pesto", not "pesto pasta"
Nov 8, 2023 14:57:50 GMT
zagibu: No, it's "pasta pesto, presto"
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askew: Pronto, per favore.
Nov 22, 2023 11:33:48 GMT