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Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by Connor, Apr 2, 2016.

  1. Miss Heartcore

    Let's build something Together Prestigious

    I would say the ending "reveal"

    that's what I was trying to say...I walked out of there and felt like it could have been better, but I'm not sure what.
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  2. Matthewconte

    Trusted Supporter

    I loved this. Maybe best movie of the year for me. Maybe best Jeff Nichols movie, although I also loved Mud.
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  3. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    Like I said in the country music thread, totally stoked you liked it! I was starting to think I was the only one who loved it! I think it's better than Mud but not quite as good as Take Shelter... But I love all his movies. Probably my favorite filmmaker now
  4. GEM37

    The Day Star Approaches, You Know What It Brings

    Dude, this SO hard! Take Shelter is truly one of the most criminally underseen movies of this decade, a modern classic.

    Mud was a little underwhelming, and I kind of felt the same way about this one. Not that either of them are bad! I don't think Nichols could make a boring movie if he tried. Still looking forward to what he does next! (Loving, I believe it's called...)
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  5. imthesheriff

    Here I Am. So Glad You Are. Supporter

    Enjoyed the hell out of this.
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  6. Connor Apr 12, 2016
    (Last edited: Aug 7, 2016)

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    Listened to the Empire podcast interview with Jeff Nichoks the other day. On the unanswered questions he said "Sometimes what the individual wants isn't what they need in the story". I loved that from him.
  7. Saw this last night ($6 Tuesdays:ok:) and thought it was excellent. I didn't feel let down by the payoff, though I understand some people's complaints about the lack of answers. I just totally bought into the wonder and awe of it all. I feel like I may have missed some layers and other details to this and am interested in a re-watch once it gets a home video release.

    Favorite scene might have been the sunrise sequence.
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  8. SmithBerryCrunch

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    Question for those that have seen it: I just watched Take Shelter last night and I didn't love it but didn't hate it. Do you think I'd enjoy this film? I thought it looked kind of interesting from the trailer I saw.
  9. Night Channels


    What didn't you like about Take Shelter?
  10. Connor Apr 15, 2016
    (Last edited: Aug 7, 2016)

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    It's a little faster paced than Take Shelter but still more of a slow burn. If you have seen movies like Close Encounters of the Third Kind of Starman and liked those than you might like this.

    This is my second favorite of his after Take Shelter
  11. SmithBerryCrunch

    Trusted Prestigious

    That's a good question haha. I guess I just didn't find it that interesting overall. Perhaps the slow burn leading up to the end just isn't the style for me. Not really sure.
  12. stayillogical

    Don't make me an optimist, you will ruin my life. Prestigious

    I loved this. I think the reveal was super cool and I like how the story concluded. At first while watching, I wished it would've ended sooner than it did, but the final scenes really sold me. I loved the tone, the brief light hearted moments, "I just got the title.", the acting, the score, the imagery, the quiet minimalism approach. It hit all the right spots.
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  13. Connor Apr 16, 2016
    (Last edited: Apr 23, 2016)

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    Yeah I don't quite know what the people who were left Unsatisfied with the ending were wanting or expecting? The awe and wonder I felt during the finale was perfect. The acting was perfect straight across, as it would be expected from Nichols. One of my favorite parts was the gas station scene. It was just so intense and kind of out of nowhere.
  14. Night Channels


    I loved this.
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  15. Night Channels


    The visuals of the southeast US from space were cool as hell.

    The finale was beautiful all-around.
  16. Morrissey


    Nichols is showing off a lot of the same filmmaking techniques he used so well in Take Shelter, but he confuses ambiguity with not giving the audience crucial information. The parents are reduced to bland archetypes, and the friend is the only one who gives us an idea of the transformative power of the child.
  17. brandon_260

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    I liked it a lot. It also made me realize what I was missing from Mud, his ambition. It's flawed and not near Take Shelter (though it has the most similarities with this) or Shotgun Stories in terms of genius, but it gives me more faith in his future than Mud.
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  18. Pretty sure this got pulled from screens here after like a week. Or at least that's what it seemed like. Annoyed I didn't get a chance to see it in a theater.
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  19. kidwithhelmet


    For whatever reason I never even heard about this, but its one of the spotlighted movies on iTunes. Trailer #1 has me super intrigued.
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  20. smoke4thecaper

    out of context reference Prestigious

    Watched this over the weekend and really enjoyed it. Terrific performances all around and it had an old school Spielbergian feel to it all, which I loved.
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  21. coleslawed

    Eat Pizza

    watched this to fill the Stranger Things shaped hole in my life on Tuesday and it did the job. really enjoyed Adam Driver, too. totally didn't know he was in this and he was one of the highlights.
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  22. Aregala

    Blistering Guitar Lead

    Just caught up with this. I definitely think it's flawed but I really like the chances Nichols takes as a result of his ambitions. All of the performances were great, particularly Driver and Shannon who are always excellent. Need to catch up with Take Shelter now, especially from all of the reactions in this thread.
  23. brandon_260

    Trusted Prestigious

    I miss u, Jeff Nichols circa Take Shelter.
  24. Connor

    we're all a bunch of weirdos on a quest to belong Prestigious

    Not a fan of anything else from him?
  25. Morrissey


    It is very similar to how we lost David Gordon Green.