- Hannah and Her Sisters: 6/10
I saw Joker yesterday and it was really good. I like that they took a comic book character and they made a true drama out of it, it's like they were saying, "You take these characters seriously so now we're going to as well."
Beyond that I liked the social commentary of the film, the way it portrayed mental illness, what they did with Joker's laugh was really clever, and Joaquin Phoenix's performance was excellent. Highly recommend.
3 from Hell. There goes two hours of my life that I'll never get back...
I wanna go see that only because it's a Rob Zombie film and he's always been a hit or a miss.
@hallenbeck77: Did you like the Devil's Rejects? Asking because I want to see 3 From Hell.
I personally like Devil's Rejects, probably Rob's best film in my opinion but that may change once I go check out 3 from Hell.
What I really like about Rob's work is that when it comes to killing, he doesn't discriminate.
@DEVILinIRON: I really enjoyed The Devil's Rejects, but this was a serious step down from that. I feel bad that this was Sid Haig's final performance. He was good, but it was very obvious he was sick when he took this role--he looked so frail.
As far as the rest of the film, it felt so toothless and dull. Any impact left over from Rejects has long disappeared. I say wait for the home release if you still want to see it. Definitely not worth the price of a ticket otherwise.
@Master_Live: Do we know that he didn't kill them? I mean the movie didn't portray him as someone who would murder a child but there was a vague implication that he might have killed the mother at least.
Saw Joker yesterday. I would give it a 8/10. Thoroughly enjoyed Joaquin Phoenix's performance (best Joker IMO) as well as the gloomy depiction of the world and Arthur Fleck's sad life.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie
I went in expecting a longer episode-worth of Breaking Bad and that's what I got. Kind of like what I would expect watching one of the STNG movies. It's an 8/10 movie/episode. Nothing spectacular, but it was interesting and quite a few tense moments. I like how they didn't even try to make Jesse or Todd slimmer digitally or anything. 6 years is long enough for people to pack on some noticeable weight.
Saw the Joker tonight. I'm seeing it tomorrow again, and probably on Sunday as well.
I absolutely loved it, and consider this easily Phoenix's magnum opus. He's phenomenal and deserves the Oscar. The movie did an excellent job of combining everything together into a increasingly crazy downward spiral of insanity and depravity. I walk out of nearly all movies nowadays, but this is the first one in a very long time where I found myself not only not wanting to walk out, but enraptured nearly every moment.
When Alex finally becomes the Joker and begins dancing down the stairs was a scene I'll never forget. It was classic on all fronts. The shape he got into for this role is also very impressive, his body was a character in itself, looking nearly contorted and conveying his inner torment and agony at all times. I only wish the ending cut off to black as he rose up on the police car with the crowd surrounding him, it was a tad anti-climactic going to the hospital afterwards given the build up.
Otherwise, a very strong 9/10.
Ended my Saturday with El Camino (7/10) and Apocalypse Now (10/10).
El Camino was fine, but pretty unnecessary.
I'd been holding off on the theatrical cut of Apocalypse Now since I watched the Final Cut in August. I think I prefer the theatrical cut. It's a great looking and sounding UHD.
Yesterday, I watched Wings of Desire. Two angels in Berlin listen to the inner voices of the humans. One of them, tired of an eternity of watching, wants to know what it's like to be alive. Second viewing, first one being like nine years ago. Pretty good. 8/10. I've been listening to a ton of Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds since I watched it yesterday night. Why did I not know about this band?
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