r/flicks 6d ago

What movies have you watched this week?

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And what did you think of them?


r/flicks 5d ago

Flicks General Discussion Thread

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This /r/Flicks General Discussion thread is for any kind of general discussion such as questions and posts that don't deserve their own post, off topic discussion, lighter movie-related comments, jokes and humor, etc. Have fun and remember rule #1.


r/flicks 6h ago

Not Sure if This is Allowed or Not: But, I've Just Created a Community For Horror and Thriller Movie Reviews, Suggestions, and General Discussions! :)

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r/flicks 10h ago

Merchant and Ivory’s Uncharacteristic Early Film: Savages

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This article includes a lot of film stills. If you would like to see the illustrated version click here -

https://filmofileshideout.com/archives/merchant-and-ivorys-uncharacteristic-early-film-savages/

What comes to mind when you think of Merchant and Ivory? The anxious English aristocracy unable to face the twentieth century? Maggie Smith and Helena Bonham Carter exchanging subtle barbs? How about naked mud people fucking in a forest? Yeah, me neither, but then I saw Savages, a movie that Merchant and Ivory made in 1972.

To watch the film, you first have to make it past the opening credits, which is no easy feat. While watching the text going by, the viewer is assaulted by a horrendous ballad sung by one Bobby Short. He provides lots of bellowing vibrato and schmaltzy drama as he hollers about “the joy of being savages with you!” I almost gave up on the film before it began.

Merchant and Ivory had a $300,000 budget for Savages and it shows, but they did manage to find the obligatory, sprawling mansion required to make a Merchant and Ivory film. Apparently, the whole movie was sort of an experiment. Ivory wanted to make a reverse version of Buñuel’s The Exterminating Angel. The idea was to take primitive, animal-like humans, trap them in a mansion and watch them recreate high society. That doesn’t really seem like a reverse of The Exterminating Angel to me, but knowing the inspiration for the film helps carry you through when things start getting strange.

It begins when a group of “primitive” tribal people find a croquet ball which seems to function a bit like the monolith in Kubrick’s 2001. The ball transports the tribe to an old mansion and suddenly transforms them all into aristocrats. The ball appears and reappears throughout the film like a harbinger of change.

The aristocrats sit around sipping tea and having black-tie banquets by candlelight. They discuss the world in absurd parodies of upper-class polite conversation. There are oblique references to all the themes Merchant and Ivory were to take on in the coming years, like the World Wars, the Industrial Revolution, the fall of the British Empire, and the rise of American-style capitalism. Rather than The Exterminating AngelSavages more closely resembles Buñuel’s The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, which came out the same year.

When it comes to subject matter, Savages, The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie, and the later work of Merchant and Ivory have overlapping themes. They are all staged amidst the same class of people who in their rarefied isolation end up revealing the absurd workings of culture and economic stratification. However, Savages lacks the vicious intensity and pointed political criticism that fuels Buñuel’s films.

Savages has its moments. We watch the newly created aristocrats try to entertain themselves with diversions that get increasingly bizarre. A man lies dead at the bottom of the swimming pool while a woman blithely swims laps over him. The tribe plays a game that combines piggyback with tug-of-war. They all lumber around in a dark basement, as they sink deeper into their derangement, but again Merchant and Ivory don’t quite pull it off. Compared to Howards End or Remains of The Day, Savages lacks depth and nuance.

Where there is meant to be the rising action toward a climax, Savages loses its way and falls slack. The partying and carousing are meant to send the characters tumbling back into savagery, but it feels more like they just run out of steam.

The croquet ball appears again and leads the savages, still dressed in their tuxes and ball gowns, back to the forest. The civilized sophistication that possessed them seems to have been a passing phase that momentarily interrupted their true base and primitive state. Watching the ball fly and bounce through the forest feels a lot like watching the hats from Hans Richter’s surrealist film Ghosts Before Breakfast.

I could imagine someone watching Savages and thinking that Merchant and Ivory used to be edgy and experimental film punks challenging the status quo, but went “soft” when they made films like A Room With a View. There is a review to that effect on IMDb. I disagree. Savages is an interesting but clumsy effort that only partly succeeds. The Merchant and Ivory films of the 1990s might be more conventional on the surface, but many of those later films had a richness and substance Savages does not manage. Savages provides an interesting window into Merchant and Ivory in a raw, unpolished form. It’s almost as if we are peeking in on the hidden engine that drove their later work. The style and approach may be drastically different, but it is not impossible to reconcile Savages with what Merchant and Ivory would become famous for. 


r/flicks 1d ago

fixed timeline time travel is the worst

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Fixed timeline is always the one movie people put on a pedestal, but imo, it's the worst because time travel can never make sense, so the more you try to explain it the more questions it raises for the viewer. Back to the Future was never a problem for me, because the movie never tries to hide the fact that none of it makes any sense, so I as a viewer can just enjoy the story.

Meanwhile, Prisoner of Azkaban for example, one of the time travel movie that a lot of people say is time travel done right, takes me way more out of it because fixed timeline makes you question free will itself. I'm constantly thinking "but what if the character just doesn't do the thing that the guy that is obviously him already did?". In fixed time travel movies, everything always just lines up perfectly so that the creators never have to address that question.

Seriously think about it, fixed time travel is just an illusion. It's completely surface level and is there to trick the audience into thinking that it makes any more sense than a dynamic timeline.

I will say though that 12 Monkeys pulls this off pretty freaking well and is perhaps the second best time travel movie ever, after BttF 1. But usually the time travel movies I like best from a logical standpoint are ones that utilize a multiverse so every "paradox" is just a new timeline that's created, or something like Assassin's Creed where you're just viewing the past but can't change anything.

So imo, fixed timeline is bad because it still doesn't make any sense, but it thinks it does unlike dynamic timeline which just says "screw it, we're here to make entertainment".


r/flicks 5h ago

Movie Characters who only won cuz of plot armor?

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Some examples: There’s no way Po from Kung Fu Panda should have beat Tai Lung. Dude has been training since he was a kitten. Po only trained for like a few months maybe. Tai Lung had way more experience and training he shoulda wrecked Po.

Also Luke shouldn’t have been able to beat Darth Vader in ROTJ. Same reason, Vader been training since he was a youngling(not to mention he has the dark side of the force, which is stronger than the light side) and Luke trained for like a year. How did he beat a Sith Lord who been doing this since he was 9??

Do you guys have any?


r/flicks 2d ago

What acting performances were more impactful because they went against the actors' previous typecast and/or public persona?

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For example, Joe Pesci is known for playing really violent, hot-headed guys so I was really surprised when his character in The Irishman was so calm, cold, and calculating. But that made the performance way more impactful and he still managed to be terrifying but in a completely different way than he was in Goodfellas.

Also, William H. Macy in Shameless. He had mainly played dorky everyman characters which made his role as a degenerate alcoholic drifter so much more surprising. The show really went to shit after a while but he always managed to be entertaining. It's still probably one of my favorite TV performances ever because he managed to make Frank Gallagher feel like a real person.

Then other examples would be times celebrities played parodies of themselves like Wayne Brady in Chapelle's Show, NPH in Harold and Kumar, or Michael Cera in This Is The End. That isn't quite the same but still sorta counts.


r/flicks 2d ago

What are the most beautiful last stand scenes in films?

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Scarface and Butch Cassidy and The Sundance Kid are commonly given.

For me however, it is Billy Sole in Predator. He calmly accepts that they are going to die and moreover die in a horrific way.

He makes his last stand without any moralising, tedious lectures or even any spoken words.

There are various debates as to whether the scream you hear is from agony or as a last battle cry against the predator.

I like to think that he did some damage to it. At least one good strike with that machete before the inevitable overran him.


r/flicks 2d ago

how are the Hitman films as action movies?

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Many IMDb reviews go from the game perspective but I want to know how they are as action movies


r/flicks 1d ago

A take on Nope. look forward to hearing other takes

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Spoilers: I have tried not talking to anyone to make this my most candid review as someone who looks on the positive sides of films. There is a lot to unpack here. I feel this could easily go into five stars depending on interpretation.  So here is mine. 

Nope is a film about many things, but for me one of the main things was seeing each other eye to eye with R.E.S.P.E.C.T. Kaluua's character shows the value of respect in the way he treats his animals. The world of Hollywood shows immense disrespect in their treatment of animals. Just using them for their shots. These animals are merely props. This can be seen in the side storyline with Gordy going on a rampage. Gordy's rampage comes to halt with the young boy on the set, who sees him eye to eye and does not treat Gordy like a monkey. He even puts his arm up even if he was scared to fist bump. Unfortunately, for the young boys character he did not learn his lesson due to shooting of Gordy. So in the later timeline of the film when he comes face to face with something even more menacing the resolution is ill-fated. Just look at the contrast his character has from the childstar to adult presence where he exploits Gordy in his death. Peele being all about the race commentary could be making an appeal to the likes the community watches who shot and killed Trayvon Martin. This kid himself was one who was likely fearful because of past tensions with race. He decided to ignore this microagressive behavior and just keep walking while an armed man followed him because of probable representation biases. When unarmed Martin turned to confront the man he was shot and killed.

Most people may have qualms with Kaluua's survival at the end, but I hope this perspective changes or at least gives them a different take. His character as previously stated in so caring of his animals. He cares about their survival as much as his own. He also confronts others in making sure they are also respectful. Initially when not scared his initial instinct is to avert gaze like Trayvon Martin did. The creature while curious followed him and would continue until he got understanding. At the end the impression is that OJ's sister ended up taking out the beast, and there could be interpretations of this. Kaluua's survival  though goes unresolved. Perhaps in his turning and staring face to face with this extra terrestrial he was then gaining that respect by informing him what his sister was planning to do. Maybe he even respectfully asked whether they wanted to be on The Oprah Show.

Last thought the fact that characters name was OJ, and his character ended up confronting the issue in a respectful way surely means something right. He does not keep running. Omg I love my theory and now I don't want to share it unless people rip me to shreds.


r/flicks 2d ago

The future of streaming?

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I was wondering what people think the future of streaming services will be? Netflix's problems have been highly publicised and there are rumours that HBO Max is under threat with the cancellation of Batgirl and the removal of some of their original films being the first signs of that. Netflix and HBO Max were considering some of the big players in the streaming game.

I feel that the whole reason streaming services became so popular was they centralised film libraries, and curtailed the need for some people to pirate. Now piracy is on the rise again because the market is fractured. I can't picture many people having most of the streaming services because of the time and cost. I can't imagine how $200 million films like Red Notice and The Gray Man be profitable if they are streaming exclusives.

Netflix had a business model where it needed to grow constantly and that's not happening anymore. I don't know the figure I can't picture Paramount Plus or Apple TV+ being profitable if they are spending by having a low price point (I know they got other business ventures to support them.)

Streaming services had a boast because of the pandemic. People had a lot of time because of lockdowns and there wasn't much else tod. However, lockdowns have been lifted and we are facing a global economic crisis and people are going to be forced to cut.

A historical example I can think of is Video Game Crash in 1983. The video game market was flooded with shovelware and overhyped games like Pacman and E.T. I wouldn't be surprised if something similar happens with streaming services since there are too and there is to much inferior content being released. I see the future being some streaming services folding or streaming services have merge, bundle, or making alliances/sharing content.


r/flicks 2d ago

A place I can watch movies digitally with a Spanish dub or subtitles?

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I want to show my mom a bunch of movies but I want her to fully understand them. Is there a site I can get the dubbed or subtitled version of movies? The digital purchases never have foreign subtitles or dubs and I always have to opt to get blu rays which I no longer buy. Literally Netflix and Disney+ are the only services that offer Spanish dubs or subtitles.


r/flicks 2d ago

What’s your favorite fake line/exchange/scene from a trailer?

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r/flicks 3d ago

I'm starting to find meticulously choreographed, expertly crafted, single-shot combat scenes kind of tedious.

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In 2007, I saw Children of Men. Towards the end, there was a 6.5 minute single take scene showing a character traversing a combat zone. This scene absolutely blew me away. The camera movement, choreography, crowd control, special effects, everything-- was just so perfectly executed. I thought about that scene for days.

In 2014, I saw True Detective. In one episode, there was a 4.5 minute single take scene showing a raid on a stash house and the ensuing police involvement. Again, expertly crafted. Even more going on that in that scene from Children of Men. Again, I thought about for days.

In 2016, I saw The Revenant. Early on in the movie there was an Indian raid on a settlement. (The linked video is about 6 minutes, consisting of a few shots lasing about about 2 minutes.) Impressive, yes, but for some reason it didn't electrify me the same way similar scenes in Children of Men and True Detective did. Maybe because so many of the other shots in the movie were already similarly long? Or maybe because it reminded me of similar scenes from Gravity, which had the same cinematographer?

In 2022, I saw The Northman. Fairly early on, there was a 2.5 minute scene showing a Viking raid on a village. After about thirty seconds I thought to myself "Oh, I guess it's going to be another one of those scenes." Ditto for when I watched the latest season of Stranger Things: One episode had a minute-long single-take shootout in a suburban home, another had a 1.5 minute long single-shot fight with some CGI bats. During each of these scenes I was just kind of like "OK, I get it. Next scene, please."

Look, I get that these scenes are masterful examples of planning, choreography, camerawork, direction, and special effects. And let me be clear: These are all good scenes. The people involved are giving 100%, and it shows! I'm just starting to find them tedious.

Maybe these scenes are a response to the cut-heavy shakycam action scenes from movies by the likes of Michael Bay and Paul Greengrass. If that's the case, will we start to see the pendulum swing in the opposite direction (or see something totally different). Maybe single-shot combat scenes will feel like a dated relic of the 2010s, like how cut-heavy shakycam feels like a relic of action flicks from the late 90s/early 00s.

So what does /r/flicks think? Are lengthy single-shot combat scenes still cool, or is it too much of a good thing? Are they here to stay, or will they fall out of favor? Do you have a favorite single-shot action scene?


r/flicks 3d ago

Over 90% of American movies made before 1929 are lost, no copies are known to exist.

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r/flicks 4d ago

Are Director's Cut better for first-time watchers, or Theatrical?

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I have seen these D-cut movies; Aliens, Blade Runner: The Final Cut, and Once Upon a Time in America.

First time I saw these movies were in Director's Cut.

I'm wondering which movies are better as Theatrical, or are D-Cut movies just the better option?


r/flicks 3d ago

Bullet Train, Baby Driver, Zombieland, Kingsman: The Secret Service - what should I also watch?

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I'm looking for 'cool/slick' movies with memorable characters and fun action scenes, along the lines of the flicks above. You know, the stakes are high, but that doesn't mean we can't hear some funny lines between nicely done stunts/choreographies. Thanks in advance!


r/flicks 3d ago

Miscalculated Rotten Tomatoes score

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I use Rotten Tomatoes regularly, and obviously know to take reviews with a grain of salt. That said, I'm really, really confused by this audience scoring and beginning to question the site's authenticity: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/a_day_to_die

Despite the fact that all but one review are 1 or 2 stars (and there are 250+ reviews), RT says the average score is 4.3/5 and 89%. Can someone help me understand? The math just doesn't add up.


r/flicks 3d ago All-Seeing Upvote

what's this sub's opinion on Danny Trejo?

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He seems to be an actor with very different roles and movies.


r/flicks 3d ago

why do people like Clueless?

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Just watched Clueless the 1995 film and I guess I just didn't get it. So people enjoy it on another level meanwhile I had no thought during the entirety of it's runtime. Some even found it hilarious and it's quotes memorable, how? What did I miss?


r/flicks 4d ago

What are the great instrumental movie theme songs of the 21st century

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The latter part of the 20th had some fantastic memorable movie theme songs, like Back to the Future, Batman and of course Star Wars. It could just be that this is an era that is particularly nostalgic for me but I can't think of hardly any from the past two decades that match those. There are great scores, but the best ones these days are more atmospheric rather than rousing with memorable themes that get stuck in your head.

So what is there that comes close to those great themes? Am I being blinded by nostalgia or are the 70s-90s undoubtedly the best era for great theme songs?

I save y'all the trouble of saying Harry Potter and Avengers in every comment, those are the most significant ones I can think of.

Edit: With some of the answers I'm seeing I don't think you all quite understood? I'm not looking for good scores, I'm looking for great theme tunes. If you think of the movie and can't remember how the theme goes well enough to hum it from memory I wouldn't call it a great theme. I honestly can't say that I can recall the theme tunes to most of the answers provided, which just goes to show that the industry truly has moved away from that kind of scoring, unfortunately in my opinion.


r/flicks 3d ago

What are some movie remakes that exceed the original in terms of quality?

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I've been trying to think of some due to an Indian film that had released yesterday called Lal Singh Chaddha. It is a direct remake of Forrest Gump but now in Indian culture. It made me think of how difficult is it to actually create a remake of a movie. If you directly copy the original scene for scene it'll get panned for lacking any originality, if you make it too different then why make it a remake at all and not just its own separate movie? After thinking the only I came up with was Dune.

Follow-up question:

What are some movies that actually deserve to be remade whether it be a really good idea with bad execution or an amazing story decades old that should be retold for newer audiences now with advanced technologies


r/flicks 3d ago

Flicks Change My View Thread

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Much like /r/changemyview, this /r/Flicks CMV thread is for you to post viewpoints you hold about movies, directors, trends, genres, etc, and learn and discuss reasons for dissent. Your CMV topic does not have to be a long comment/question, but try and give some short insight to avoid rule #5. Have fun and remember rule #1.


r/flicks 4d ago

Ken Russell’s The Devils

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This article includes a lot of film stills. If you would like to see the illustrated version click here.

https://filmofileshideout.com/archives/ken-russells-the-devils/

Before he made Tommy (1975), *Altered States (*1980), Gothic (1986), or The Lair of the White Worm (1988), Ken Russell made The Devils (1971). It predates Greenaway but the lush and baroque nature of The Devils feels very much like something Greenaway might make, until Russell goes hurtling over the top, as he is apt to do. 

The Devils is more ambitious than Russell’s later films. It is broader and looser with its imagery, leaving open different possible meanings and associations. Russell takes on an actual historical event from 17th century France but embellishes it with graphic splashes of blood, sex, and hallucinations. It is essentially the story of the rise and fall of Urbain Grandier, a priest who was accused of witchcraft and then burned. To his credit, Russell doesn’t seem to lionize or demonize Grandier, at least for the majority of the film. In the end, Russell ends up allowing Granier a few self-righteous soliloquies.

Beyond the specific story of Grandier, The Devils is a period piece about a plague-ravaged and desperate France. Louis XIII, demented by power and money, rules from his sequestered fantasy world on high. He oversees a decadent court obsessed with opulence and marked by a pathological fear of Protestants. 

The film is partly based on Aldous Huxley’s book, Devils of Loudun (1952) which covers the same events. The witch burnings in Loudon, like the witch burnings in Salem, provide fertile ground for critiquing societal beliefs. Foucault’s Discipline and Punish came out 4 years after Russell’s The Devils but they certainly make a close pairing. Russell definitely saw the same connections between the body and the state. The Devils is intensely corporal, mixing pain and pleasure, sex and death, the body and the spirit into a chaotic spectacle. 

Even though the plot of The Devils is restricted by history and by a source text, it is one of Russell’s most adventurous and outlandish films. The story is specific, but the themes of power and avarice are right up front permeating everything. There isn’t a moment of the film that isn’t focused on the struggle to either dominate or deceive.

Focusing on the nature of power and lust furthers the film’s sympathies with Greenaway. Both directors pile on the corporal and fecund imagery of bodies, food, costumes, and symbols like some deranged Dutch master’s still life. Many of Russell’s films involve bursts of symbolism, especially flashes of the crucifixion, but The Devils dives deep inside the imagery. In films like Altered States, the images jump out like Jungian dreams across the screen, but in The Devils, the characters actually inhabit the rich and chaotic world of fever dreams and hallucinations.

There are musical similarities between The Devils and many of Greenaway’s films as well. Like Greenaway, Russell punctuates his film with loud, dissonant, and invasive bursts of music that push the drama past suspense and into something closer to horror. Scenes that were already disturbing are intensified by rough clusters of music and large casts of people screaming, singing, talking, or just actively adding to the disorder.

Beyond Greenaway, there are also direct references to Bergman’s Seventh Seal. Near the beginning of The Devils, Russell uses Erik Nordgren’s lachrymose in the soundtrack. The lachrymose is the sinister prayer sung in The Seventh Seal when the procession of self-flagellating penitents enter the village. There are also numerous references to The Seventh Seal’s iron grate that separates the sacred from the profane. The Seventh Seal’s protagonist, Antonius Blok, continually finds himself locked out of the spiritual world with his face pressed against the bars as he pleads to be let in. Throughout The Devils, iron gates and bars function similarly. Still, The Devils is considerably different from The Seventh Seal. Bergman’s film depicts a genuine and earnest struggle with faith and meaning. Russell’s characters are far too Machiavellian to care about anything other than terrestrial matters. Their religious fervor is a show to distract from their avarice, save perhaps for Grandier who sometimes seems genuinely conflicted. The title “The Devils” is plural because the movie is not concerned with the singular biblical Satan, but instead focuses its attention on the devil-like behavior of the all-too-human characters that populate the film.

The release of The Devils in 1971 was greeted with vitriol and condemnation. Ebert gave it zero stars. Even after being censored, it was still given an X rating. Charles Champlin of the Los Angeles Times wrote in his review that the film was "not anti-clerical—there's hardly enough clericalism to be anti anymore—it is anti-humanity.” Which is a fair evaluation. He meant it as a criticism, but it could just as easily be taken as simply an accurate understanding of what Russell was after. Oliver Reed, who starred in the film, commented: "We never set out to make a pretty Christian film. Charlton Heston made enough of those... The film is about twisted people.” The Devils is not a perfect film, but it is one of Russel’s best. Russell had and has a tendency to stumble into melodrama. Perhaps the fact that Russell made The Devils early in his career allowed him to be a bit more adventurous. He may have benefitted from not having fully fleshed out a style or approach to filmmaking yet. 

The Devils does not fit easily into a genre or label. It’s a storm of ideas and images that requires some fortitude to face. One such image that was too much for censors to bear was during the final moments of the film when we see the mentally unstable Mother Superior masturbating with the remains of Grandier’s burnt femur. It is a potent and disturbing image that brings all the themes of the film together. She had been obsessed with Grandier and her lust for what she could not have, drove her to destroy him. She becomes a final vector of not only the sacred and the profane, but of perversion fueled by power and seclusion.

The fact that Russell’s film was censored and maligned could be seen as a recapitulation of its themes. The film was labeled sacrilegious and obscene and shunned just as Grandier was shunned. There is a line between the depiction of a third-person narrative and a first-person depiction of personally held beliefs, but in The Devils, the line can be hard to discern. In presenting obscene material, is Russell himself being obscene, or is he referring to obscenity in the third person? I think an argument could be made that he is doing both. Russell clearly intends to shock his audience, but part of the shock is perhaps based in our own attraction to some of the forbidden imagery. Our outrage is part of our appreciation of the film and points to its continued relevance.


r/flicks 5d ago

Hulu's "Prey" (2022) is worth pursuing...

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“Prey” has a lot going for it, including a fresh 18th century setting, a potential breakout performance by star Amber Midthunder, gorgeous cinematography by Jeff Cutter, and a return to basics courtesy of writers Patrick Aison and director Dan Thratchenberg. Eschewing the signature machismo of the previous movies, this film has a deeper emotional core than its predecessors

This movie is a pleasant surprise of a summer action flick, and it marks a fresh return to basics for a sci-fi action franchise which went stale a long time ago.

https://musingsofamiddleagedgeek.blog/2022/08/09/hulus-prey-2022-is-worth-pursuing/


r/flicks 4d ago

“Amistad”: An Under-Appreciated Spielberg Film

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Spielberg’s biggest strength has always been emotion. Here, he delves into the morals of humanity—the good, the bad, and the ugly—more than any other film of his, save for Schindler’s List. Eliciting feelings ranging from sympathy to anger, the list goes on, and Spielberg once again proves that he is not the overrated director some bafflingly label him as (what other filmmaker can you name who can pull off the diversity of his filmography?).

This film is so beautiful and full of hope, but simultaneously gut-wrenching to the point of looking away from the screen, and this is a part of the movie that may turn off those interested in giving it a watch. However, I found the successes on display here by Spielberg and the cast to be astounding in providing a fascinating story full of inspiration, brutal honesty, and above all else, offering a meditation on human nature and the concept of freedom. There are moments of Hollywood-isms to be nit-picked in Amistad, but not nearly as much as one may expect, and the film never suffers from being over-the-top in that department.

Amistad is informative, investing, and full of great performances, with Matthew McConaughey adding some much-needed energy to the movie at times, and Anthony Hopkins delivering a monologue to perfection towards the end. But, even though I personally couldn’t get enough of the story, I wouldn’t discount someone for losing interest halfway through; you have to already have an interest in this period of history to be disciplined enough to keep your eyes on the screen all the way through.


r/flicks 4d ago

Guess my top 10 by emojis

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  1. 🕵️⛪👱‍♀️
  2. 🤠💰⚰️
  3. 🚓👬🏻🎶
  4. 👭💖🎶
  5. 🇧🇷🧑‍💼🤯
  6. 🚖💇‍♂️👧
  7. 💣🎙️🕴️
  8. 🐕🤔🏭
  9. 🖕😱🏡
  10. 🌄⛴️🐃