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The Lost City Of Z (James Gray, April 21 2017) Movie

Discussion in 'Entertainment Forum' started by iCarly Rae Jepsen, Dec 22, 2016.

  1. iCarly Rae Jepsen Dec 22, 2016
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    iCarly Rae Jepsen

    it's Charli baby Platinum

     
  2. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    it's Charli baby Platinum

     
  3. Jake Gyllenhaal

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    Read the book last year, looking forward to this.
     
  4. brandon_260

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    Need this. The Immigrant was brilliant.
     
  5. Aregala

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    This was very good.
     
  6. Morrissey

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    I hope to see this tomorrow.
     
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  7. Aregala

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    look forward to hearing your thoughts!
     
  8. Aregala

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    It's been interesting to see how some Gray enthusiasts among the critical community have not been as keen on this as previous films while it seems to be garnering more favorable reactions from less Gray-literate folk.

    I've only seen The Yards prior to this so I can't really place it within the context of his career but curious what bigger James Gray fans in here like @brandon_260 think of it
     
  9. Morrissey

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    I really don't know much about it. I didn't even know there was a ghost subplot until a few minutes into Personal Shopper because I have been so bad with keeping up with movies. However, after The Immigrant I would see anything Gray makes.
     
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  10. Aregala

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    I went in pretty cold with this too not really knowing what to expect, but was pretty wowed by the end. My fellow patrons in the theater were not in the same boat as the woman behind me kept whispering to her boyfriend that she was bored. They both left the theater multiple times during the film which yes 2.5 hours is a long runtime but I just think they really picked the wrong movie haha
     
  11. coleslawed

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    definitely looking forward to seeing this soon. The Watch guys have been hyping it pretty good.
     
  12. Anthony_

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    Seeing this Saturday. Can't waitttttttttttttttttttttttttttt.

    For anyone in Jersey: it's playing at the Bow Tie Cinema in Montclair.
     
  13. Morrissey

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    I am on the fence. It certainly was a Gray film in the classical style.
     
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  14. Aregala

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    I was the same for the first half, but it won me over by the end, especially those last 30 minutes.
     
  15. Morrissey

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    The final expedition really nails the Captain Ahab aspect of his obsession, but I am torn between whether it all amounts to anything new in the story of people who are devoured by their compulsive desires.
     
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  16. Aregala

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    That's fair. I think I was just glad to be seeing something aping Lean/Coppola at all on the big screen. What'd you think of Hunnam? I thought he did much better than expected with his prior resume but couldn't help but wonder if a stronger actor couldn't have made the emotional beats hit harder.
     
  17. Morrissey

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    That was the main character? He was fine, but it seems like a natural role for Joaquin Phoenix, especially given his previous relationship with Grey.
     
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  18. Aregala

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    Yesssssss excellent point. Joaquin would've been prime. I'm guessing Gray wanted to challenge himself by using an all British cast? Idk.
     
  19. brandon_260

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    I should be catching this on Monday. Would like to see it sooner but I've got two other screenings over the weekend. I'm excited to see Gray tackle an adventure film.

    @Aregala you need to watch his run from We Own the Night to The Immigrant. Three of the best American films in the last decade.
     
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  20. Aregala

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    I'm planning on doing it ASAP!!!!

    Your letterboxd is what inspired me to see any Gray at all tbh haha
     
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  21. Morrissey

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    I wouldn't call The Lost City of Z an adventure film.
     
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  22. brandon_260

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    Not in a throwback, 40s Hollywood way? This is what I was reading around the premiere but I've mostly stayed away from writing and trailers as I trust Gray enough at this point.
     
  23. TJ Wells

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    The word I would use for a lot of it is...spiritual? Definitely brought to mind Herzog a lot.
     
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  24. Morrissey

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    In some ways, but it is more interested in the internal struggle that the main character faces in the face of ridicule and suspicion of the likelihood of his claims being true.

    After sleeping on it, I like it more, although for some reason I had a dream about the Fast and the Furious.
     
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  25. iCarly Rae Jepsen

    it's Charli baby Platinum

    I really liked this, Sienna Miller was so good even though I couldn't stop thinking about how mad Keira Knightley must be that she didn't get the part, that's her niche

    the only other Gray I've seen is We Own The Night ten years ago so I can't compare to his other work
     
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