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Eccentric cast, eclectic content. The film interests itself in subjects that include consumerism and politics (yet the film is slight), and it sets out for a postmodern destination. It's dry and laconic; very Jarmuschian. There's nods to Lynch (Jarmusch loved The Return), Romero + Star Wars. Quote of the film: "I have an affinity for Mexicans. They're like my favourite people. I love Mexico. I've been there twice". I think we can deduce from this that the film's mantra of "kill the head" probably doesn't mean what it seems to on an ostensible level.

While it's not quite Coffee and Cigarettes... and Zombies, it's certainly as close to that as any film on the undead. It's probably missing a solid scene or two of absolute action and suspense, but that's really not what Jarmusch is about. It features an interesting soundtrack and is well-acted, but it's too pet-project to animate. One cannot help but feel that Jarmusch made it w/ only himself as the intended audience. 6.8/10.

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1. Parasite - 8/10
2. Sorry We Missed You - 8
3. Pain and Glory - 7.3
4. The Wild Goose Lake - 7.3
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6. Portrait of a Lady on Fire - 7.2
7. Les Miserables - 7.2
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9. The Whistlers - 6
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Joaquin Phoenix's performance as the homicidal, matricidal Joker is cool. You're going to leave the cinema thinking you're Phoenix as the Joker. He's a forlorn figure until he becomes who he is. He cackles like a hyena whose food is being dangled before it. It isn't quite as menacing as I would have liked, w/ the last apartment scene functioning as a statement rather than what you can customarily expect.

Phoenix goes big; it's close to ham w/o crossing the threshold. Kudos to Todd Phillips for sculpting the performance. Phoenix's favourite scene was left on the cutting room floor - w/o any relationship to the controversy - exemplifying the care Phillips took w/ the tone and progression of the performance. The Master is still handily Phoenix's best work.

Joker has nothing interesting to add to the character, nor does it have anything insightful to say about the times. It's Taxi Driver & The King of Comedy repurposed for the titular character. Why should I favour it over those films? Let's segue to Robert De Niro quietly giving one of his better performances over the last 20 years. His is (probably) the second most featured character in the film.

As for the point at issue, the film is violent w/o being as sanguinary as a Tarantino. There is sympathy for the character, and, by the end of the film, the character is lionised and feted. There are those that will use this to curtail its awards push.

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In the tall grass (netflix)

Bit of an odd one, started off ok then got weirder as the movie progressed.
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I am watching harry potter movie. This is one of the best.
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Midsommar was somehow even worse than this poster suspected it would be.

Who told Ari Aster that he's Roman Polanski-cum-Stanley Kubrick? Film was a depressingly turgid mess.



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Joker (2019)
I quite liked the deconstruction, character study of the main character. It was nice to see a different point of view of the Wayne family from another character's perspective and was quite intrigued with how the story connected towards the Wayne's and the main character's mental illness. Phoenix's performance as the Joker is remarkable, his habits such as smoking and contemporary dancing ways of his expressing himself in his mind full of "negative thoughts". Action scenes were surprisingly brutal and there were scenes that were very subtle with the off screen killings, alas background noises of sirens accompanying an isolated Joker sitting on a couch in his apartment and an aftermath scene where there are bloody footsteps walking down a hall after an encounter. 7/10

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The Breaking Bad movie. Anyone hesitant to watch this because they're worried it might tarnish the finale to Breaking Bad need not worry. I went in with those concerns but the movie is fantastic. It works as a stand alone movie, and it adds to the Pinkman and Breaking Bad story.

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In the tall grass (netflix)

Bit of an odd one, started off ok then got weirder as the movie progressed.
I couldn't decide if I liked that movie or not, enjoyable enough but weird.

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Batman: Hush (2019)
Disappointing, especially with the second half and the reveal. Something seemed iffy with some of the voice acting. Lot of cameos appear only to be short lived. 4/10

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One evening this week saw Alien (1979), screened at a San Rafael, California quasi-arthouse/multiplex! Thank you, Turner Classic Movies--with a phenomenal Ben Mankiewicz telling his tale of seeing the film for the first time as a young teenager in the early 1980s on a small black-and-white television (in the early '80s?) and being so terrified by the film's uncompromising fierceness and pervading sense of dread that he was begging for the next commercial break to commence.

Fun time, splendid film to see theatrically.
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The most enjoyable thing in this movie for me, were the kills and the gore, not going to lie, eye gore freaks me out. 6/10

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