Last Movie You Saw, Name & Review Movie • Page 107

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Melody Bot, Mar 13, 2015.

  1. Morrissey

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    On average, the Vietnam War probably produced the best films. That isn't to say there aren't great films about other wars, but the particulars of the war lend itself to a more nuanced portrayal in film. Even Saving Private Ryan, one of the most important films ever made, suffers from jingoism.
     
  2. secretsociety92

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    That is my favourite in general (looking forward to the 4K Final Cut release by the way) but I only stated a specific decade because of the one I bought that was released in the midst of numerous other films from the same period.
     
  3. angrycandy

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    Apocalypse Now is easily my favorite war movie

    I mean, how do you top that?
     
  4. SpyKi

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    Come and See

    Not Vietnam but it's 80s and amazing.
     
  5. Victor Eremita

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    The Thin Red Line is my favorite war film and its WWII. I still recognize that Apocalypse Now is excellent, just a preference.

    Platoon is probably the best from the 80s, Full Metal Jacket is close though.

    Trying to think of good foreign war films. I remember thinking Tai Guk Gi: The Brotherhood of War was really great when I saw it but its been a long time.
     
  6. Your Milkshake

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    Apocalypse Now feels like ALOT more than a war movie
     
  7. secretsociety92

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    By having Clint Eastwood and Richard Burton mowing down dozens of Nazis?
     
  8. xapplexpiex

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    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring - 10/10
     
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  9. xapplexpiex

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    Us - 9/10
     
  10. Good Boys was pretty funny. I'd put it behind Booksmart and Long Shot as far as this year's comedies go.
     
  11. OhTheWater

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    Watching Speed for the first time. Great set pieces, even if the last is unnecessary. Of course the track isn’t finished! Dennis Hopper is fantastic.

    What the fuck are the two one liners at the end. “Yeah, but I’m taller?” What the fuck? He lost his head is dumb too. Stupid Whedon
     
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  12. Marx&Recreation

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    Gotta hear your elaboration of this take
     
  13. OhTheWater

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    Now I am watching Point Break for the first time
     
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  14. Serh

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    Saw the Miami Vice movie for the first time. Fucked with it other than a couple lulls
     
  15. Serh

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    Also saw The Big Lebowski on the big screen with a packed audience. There was free bowling and a costume contest. First prize went to the guy dressed as the limo driver
     
  16. Morrissey

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    It is the rare film that is treated as an elevated piece of our cultural identity. They show it on cable television and make an exception for the violence. It redefined the way war movies were made. I couldn't even count the times I have seen movies and games copy the muffled sound and vision during combat. It isn't even the best World War II movie of 1998, but its impact and its branches are enormous.
     
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  17. Your Milkshake

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    what is the absolute most affecting ww2 film
     
  18. Morrissey

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    The Thin Red Line is the best one, but that is only vaguely about World War II at all. He could have plugged in any war and it would have essentially been the same thing. Letters from Iwo Jima is very powerful, and Saving Private Ryan has some really great parts. The problem with World War II films is that America perceives itself as wholly the hero in the war, and that kind of framing makes less interesting films. The moral ambiguity of the Vietnam War makes for more interesting film.
     
  19. SpyKi

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    Come and See is probably my pick.
     
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  20. Your Milkshake

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    its crazy how immediately America’s foreign policy goes super fucked post ww2
     
  21. Nathan

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    Basterds!!!!

    I know it’s fake WWII and not a war movie in terms of genre but still
     
  22. Dog with a Blog

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    The Thin Red Line is my go to
     
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  23. iCarly Rae Jepsen

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    war movies is def one of my least favorite genres because of the jingoism and the fact that they tend to be an excuse for people to just make movies with white dudes, as if that's the only people who fight
     
  24. Dog with a Blog

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    I always forget how good Waking Life is. Fuck.
     
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  25. Marx&Recreation

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    Has there never been a major film about the Japanese internment camps? Can’t think of any

    Though as much as I’d want that, I don’t want some predictably whitewashed Oscar bait, which is probably what we’d end up getting