#1. Call Me By Your Name
#2. Lady Bird. (I don’t care that it came out last year, it was one of my favorites of this year.)
#3. A cool indie sci-fi movie called Prospect.
#4. The Death of Stalin
BTW, First Man was a crock. Watch the documentary Shadow of the Moon instead.
A Storm is Borne [a flick about getting through the weather, at least so far].
A Stern is Burned [an action movie about a ship on fire!]
A Stirrup is Burried [and the rest of the horse, also; an oater].
Ass Turns into a Burro [heart-rending documentary about being miss-labeled at birth].
… enough of this drivel …
@ruouttaurmind I had read the book, but wasn’t terribly impressed by it. My best friend was obsessed, though, so we went. And on the one hand, because I didn’t adore the book, it didn’t bug me too much that it was one of the worst adaptations I’ve ever seen. But on the other, it definitely wasn’t Spielberg at his best. I give it two Mehs.
@DVDBZN@dannybeans I really enjoyed the book, so obvs I was interested to see the film. No, it was definitely not Spielberg at his finest. I didn’t think he’d screw it up that badly. Perhaps it was the James Cameron influence. Perhaps it was studio pressure to overindulge in CGI gags. Perhaps it was just a shit book and I was delusional when I read it. Friends who hadn’t read the book also thought it was crap, so it’s not just my dissapointment that the film hardly resembled the book. My position has been: Spielberg didn’t turn the book into a movie, but rather created a movie inspired by a book.
@dannybeans I’ve seen Bohemian Rhapsody and I recommend it. It’s not like a cable TV biography, so if you go in expecting history to the letter and a lot of voiceover you will be disappointed. You can tell the cast are having fun with their roles, but they do a genuinely good job. There is a bit of dramatization, in the form of fudging the more uninteresting details to for a more interesting/cohesive narative, like how Freddie meets Jim Hutton, and the actual formation of the band, but IMO it’s not a big deal. Even if it weren’t the story of Queen, I think it would still be a solid movie.
I haven’t seen a whole lot of movies from this year this year… Black panther was pretty good. I enjoyed Jurassic World… That might be it for movies I’ve seen this year.
I’m waiting to watch The Nun with my little brother. I promised him when he went to basic training that I wouldn’t need to it without him. He’s coming down for Christmas, so that’s something to look forward to.
I’m not usually a movie-goer but this year I’ve seen Christopher Robin and Life Itself. The former was cute but predictable. The latter was not (predictable – at least for me). But I was with my Mom and family so they were both good