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Super Dark Times (Kevin Phillips, 2017) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by OhTheWater, Oct 2, 2017.

  1. OhTheWater

    Let it run Supporter


    Solid buzz about this, cinematography seems to be the highlight
  2. Joel

    Trusted Prestigious

    gonna try and watch this tonight
  3. I thought this was pretty good. Strong directorial debut from Kevin Phillips, and the lead performances were strong as well. Really nailed the mood and cinematography with this one.
  4. I think this was my favorite film of the year. Still gathering my thoughts, but for a directorial debut, it blended genres masterfully and really nailed every individual component I can think of. Some of the cinematography (particularly the dream sequence in the woods) was just unreal.
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  5. Night Channels


    This is now on Netflix
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  6. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    Started this the other night, but fell asleep. Then Black Mirror dropped. Need to watch the last half ASAP.
  7. chewbacca110

    He wrenches on it. He thinks it's his.

    Dammit, I just paid to rent this 2 weeks ago! But I am glad this director is getting my money because the camera work in this is A+.
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  8. jjnunn118

    Signal Vs. Noise Prestigious

    Well this was pretty fucked up and had kind of a surreal feel to most of it.
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  9. TedSchmosby


    I liked this when I watched in back in October, but I didn’t like it as much as I thought I would, being that it’s basically all my favourite things in one movie. Watched it again tonight and got a lot more out of it. I actually felt I understood Josh’s arc this time
  10. suicidesaints

    Trusted Prestigious

    I thought the movie was fine but I didn't really understand Josh's arc much at all.
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  11. supernovagirl

    Poetic and noble land mermaid

    I thought the movie lacked direction at first and I was definitely surprised by josh's arc I suppose
  12. primavera

    big baller brand Supporter

    might check this out, one of the best ambient dudes around did the score and turned me onto it
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  13. SteveLikesMusic

    approx. 3rd coolest Steve on here Supporter

    Man this really impressed me. As many have pointed out, the josh arc could have used a little more explanation. But all the smaller character moments, especially between the main character and both his mom and Allison were just stellar. I really felt the teenage angst and longing.
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  14. Sal Paradise


    Finally got around to watching this. I really enjoyed it, and have been thinking about it all day. Also while I don’t buy into it, I found the Allison theory interesting.
  15. Extremely late to the punch on this but really really loved it. The first like 30 minutes or so especially was fantastic, I love that it didn’t rush into the plot and really just let you kind of acclimate to the environment. Also not entirely sure I understood Josh’s arc — feels like I can kinda put the pieces together but it would’ve been nice to see just a bit more of what led him from point B to point C.
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  16. I know this comment was a year ago so maybe you don’t really remember lol. But on the chance you do, what is the Allison theory? My assumption is that she was working with Josh in some capacity, but I’m curious if there’s more to that at all
  17. Sal Paradise


    yeah the theory is basically that she is in on everything after the accident. There are some YouTube videos that dive into it but I don’t remember which one I watched
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  18. the rural juror

    carried in the arms of cheerleaders

    Late to the party, but I just watched this and really liked it. Some aspects of the 3rd act felt a little shaky, but for a debut it was remarkably confident and well-made. And the cast was great. Looking forward to seeing more work from Phillips.