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Old 12-19-2014, 01:47 PM   #646
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It's Aranofsky's Dune
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I still haven't seen The Fighter. Seemed like more of an actor's film and that rarely attracts my interest.
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Old 12-19-2014, 02:07 PM   #648
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The Wrestler works well as a companion piece to Black Swan, abuses of the body and all that jazz. It is an actor's vehicle, but shows a huge leap from the after school special shenanigans of Requiem.
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Requiem really does lay it on thick, doesn't it? I like the movie, a lot, but I can't actually stand watching it, because it's just too much.
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I think it's reductive to call Requiem an after-school special just because it shows the horrors of drug abuse, as that implies some saccharine, artless, and didactic production. Aronofsky's film is very well-shot and actually gives us some interesting, varied characters before portraying their equally varied slow descents.

I'll agree that it lays it on thick but that's in terms of how nightmarish and bleak it becomes, but I don't think that's the same thing as being preachy.
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I love the movie. It's so perfect at what it's doing, though, that I can't watch it. I have incredibly complex feelings about that, and I don't think there's a single other film like it.
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Am I the only one who liked The Fountain?
it's at the top of my list, it's the only one I wanted to watch more than once
( i have not see Requiem, yet.)

and then the rest are all good or very good
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Requiem is an artfully crafted after school special. Like, the greatest after school special ever. It has a very unique, instantly memorable style and the score is gorgeous and hypnotic.

Really an A+ film on many levels. Its message is just so obvious, you know? Connelly ends up doing ASS TO ASS and everything.
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Old 12-19-2014, 05:38 PM   #654
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1. Black Swan
Ass 2. Ass
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4. The Fountain
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Have you not seen Noah, then?
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a lot of fun things in Noah, Patti Smith
and a very good updating of the story, finally a plausible explanation of how the ark got built and why the animals did not attack one another during the cruise, the book's publishers should update their book.
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Have you not seen Noah, then?
Nope.

Don't plan on seeing that or Exodus.
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not kosher
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I'll see them both.

In the year of exploiting Christians for ticket first sales, at least one movie tried to do something artistic, and the other is a Ridley Scott action flick, which I can't get enough of.
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Left Behind does the same thing, you know like a Sunday School Special.
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