Upcoming movies / Latest movies you've watched

J. Dorian

Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2020
Messages
63
Thanked
32
Age
36
Location
Kaiserslautern / Germany
Your opinions very interesting, guys!
What are your favourite movies from the last 3-5 years? Maybe someone else has a really good tip.

What do you think of the rather unconventional films like Mother!, Hereditary or Midsommar?
 

Katadunkass

The Banhammer
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
676
Thanked
388
Age
29
Location
Denmark
Your opinions very interesting, guys!
What are your favourite movies from the last 3-5 years? Maybe someone else has a really good tip.

What do you think of the rather unconventional films like Mother!, Hereditary or Midsommar?
Best movies from the past 3-5 years? There's a lot, but here are some of my favourites:
- Portrait de la jeune fille en feu (Portrait of a Lady on Fire)
- Apollo 11
- Gokseong (The Wailing)
- Moonlight
- Nelyubov (Loveless)
- Waves
- Arrival
- Climax
- Hereditary

I didn't like Mother!, I LOVE Hereditary and I thought Midsommar was interesting.
I find it interesting how people say there are only bad movies now, but they don't watch movies like the ones I've mentioned above plus Anomalisa, Good Times, Embrace of the Serpent, For Sama, Locke, Beasts of no Nation and so on. Even the small animated movie Psiconautas, los niños olvidados is awesome!

There are so many fantastic movies made today!
 

J. Dorian

Member
Joined
Jul 13, 2020
Messages
63
Thanked
32
Age
36
Location
Kaiserslautern / Germany
I do not know all of the films you have listed. Thanks for the tips! I have to remember Climax, but for a film by Gaspar Noé, i have to be in a very good mood :)

Many good movies get lost in the mainstream. Who is surprised if 50% of all movies and series are produced by Disney (Marvel Fox, etc). That can't end well in the long run. Instead of doing something completely different, Warner makes bad copies.
Joker, which for me is one of the best films of recent years, is the exception. But even then Warner made the wrong decisions, sharing the production costs and therefore the profits.
 

Katadunkass

The Banhammer
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
676
Thanked
388
Age
29
Location
Denmark
@Katadunkass Your TeneT review plz. You probably saw it by now?!
So yeah, got around to watch Tenet!

Good things:
I love the concept. You can say whatever you want about Nolan, but he is one of the most ambitious directors out there and you have to give him credit for that. This is an original concept and not a god damn remake / sequel / comic book-based movie and you could honestly feel that. This is a pure Nolan movie from start to finish.
The practical effects in it is mindblowing. Buying a plane just to blow it up is insane haha, and some of the actors in the movie actually practiced fighting in reverse to make it look real. It felt so real and awesome and especially the second half of the movie was fantastic.
The score was extremely interesting. Loved the reverse pads and pumping bass - you could actually tell it wasn't Zimmer who did the score, haha.
John David Washington was great in the movie with what he had to work with. I don't think he ever had to dig deep into his own emotions to play any of the scenes, which can be fine for a spy movie like this, but I wanted something more from his character.

Which, leads me to the not so good things about it
As I said before, the concept was awesome and so was the story he wanted to tell, but I don't think he told it THAT well. The first half of the movie jumped all over the place and we never got a connection to any of the characters nor locations. I honestly didn't know why I should care about 90% of the people in the movie because we don't know anything about them.
This is unfortunately what Nolan does in most of his movies; He's ambitious as hell and want to tell massive stories, but he forgets /overlooks the smaller details which makes you care about the characters. He tried going for it in Interstellar, but that didn't connect at all because of the whole "love can save everything"-bullshit. I don't think he's a good chacters-writer which shows in his latest movies.

All in all it never had a dull moment (which is pretty incredible) and I was entertained from start to finish. The concept was awesome and I especially loved the second half of the movie.
7/10
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: PegaSus

PegaSus

Nolan's Witness
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jul 14, 2020
Messages
62
Thanked
30
So yeah, got around to watch Tenet!

Good things:
I love the concept. You can say whatever you want about Nolan, but he is one of the most ambitious directors out there and you have to give him credit for that. This is an original concept and not a god damn remake / sequel / comic book-based movie and you could honestly feel that. This is a pure Nolan movie from start to finish.
The practical effects in it is mindblowing. Buying a plane just to blow it up is insane haha, and some of the actors in the movie actually practiced fighting in reverse to make it look real. It felt so real and awesome and especially the second half of the movie was fantastic.
The score was extremely interesting. Loved the reverse pads and pumping bass - you could actually tell it wasn't Zimmer who did the score, haha.
John David Washington was great in the movie with what he had to work with. I don't think he ever had to dig deep into his own emotions to play any of the scenes, which can be fine for a spy movie like this, but I wanted something more from his character.

Which, leads me to the not so good things about it
As I said before, the concept was awesome and so was the story he wanted to tell, but I don't think he told it THAT well. The first half of the movie jumped all over the place and we never got a connection to any of the characters nor locations. I honestly didn't know why I should care about 90% of the people in the movie because we don't know anything about them.
This is unfortunately what Nolan does in most of his movies; He's ambitious as hell and want to tell massive stories, but he forgets /overlooks the smaller details which makes you care about the characters. He tried going for it in Interstellar, but that didn't connect at all because of the whole "love can save everything"-bullshit. I don't think he's a good chacters-writer which shows in his latest movies.

All in all it never had a dull moment (which is pretty incredible) and I was entertained from start to finish. The concept was awesome and I especially loved the second half of the movie.
7/10

Great review! Funny how everyone got another opinion. I thought the last part was absolutely terrible.

Still why did you rate it only a 7? That's pretty meh 🙂
 

brandonl

Member
Joined
Jul 17, 2020
Messages
104
Thanked
38
Location
Guelph, Ont, Canada
Last night i watched a fan edit of the movie DUNE in anticipation of the upcoming remake. This is probably the best cut of the original movie. It's almost 3 hours long.

 

Katadunkass

The Banhammer
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
676
Thanked
388
Age
29
Location
Denmark
Great review! Funny how everyone got another opinion. I thought the last part was absolutely terrible.

Still why did you rate it only a 7? That's pretty meh 🙂
7 is a meh? Damn man, are you still using IGN ratings here? :p
Every movie starts at a 5 for me and can either go up or down based on its strengths and weaknesses. If a movie is above 5 it has more positives than negatives. 7 is a very strong rating in my books ;)
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: PegaSus

Katadunkass

The Banhammer
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
676
Thanked
388
Age
29
Location
Denmark
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: PegaSus

PegaSus

Nolan's Witness
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jul 14, 2020
Messages
62
Thanked
30
I'm Thinking of Ending Things

Strange movie. Reminded me of some David Lynch movies. Was actually not bad at all, but slow and confusing.

7.0 /10
 

Gagi

Archon
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
814
Thanked
389
Location
Serbia

Juuuuuuuust brilliant. It's not a masterpiece, and the plot is just off-beat, but it's a great movie nonetheless.
 

Halon

Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2020
Messages
222
Thanked
55
Age
32
Location
Norway, Scandinavia
Anyone exited about the new upcoming Batman movie? I know i am! Finally we get a dark Riddler, apart from Batman: Hush of course
 

Katadunkass

The Banhammer
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
676
Thanked
388
Age
29
Location
Denmark
Anyone exited about the new upcoming Batman movie? I know i am! Finally we get a dark Riddler, apart from Batman: Hush of course
Oh God yes - I thought I would be sick of Batman for a while, but seeing that trailer made me hard as a rock. I love how Reeves in interviews stated he took inspiration from Se7en to make this movie. And I mean, come on, Pattinson have been in nothing but bangers the last couple of years and watching Paul Dano as a dark, hardcore Riddler is scary as shit. Love the trailer, the atmosphere and I really can't wait for it!
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: Halon

Gagi

Archon
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
814
Thanked
389
Location
Serbia
That trailer did look great. Got me curious at least.
 

Halon

Member
Joined
Jul 28, 2020
Messages
222
Thanked
55
Age
32
Location
Norway, Scandinavia
Oh God yes - I thought I would be sick of Batman for a while, but seeing that trailer made me hard as a rock. I love how Reeves in interviews stated he took inspiration from Se7en to make this movie. And I mean, come on, Pattinson have been in nothing but bangers the last couple of years and watching Paul Dano as a dark, hardcore Riddler is scary as shit. Love the trailer, the atmosphere and I really can't wait for it!
Hell yea! Pattinson might be the best Batman so far. Yes Pattinson is a really great actor. He deserves more love. Oh and its cool that Reeves took inspiration from Se7en indeed. Now off to watch the Batman trailer for the 30th time :love:
 

PegaSus

Nolan's Witness
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jul 14, 2020
Messages
62
Thanked
30
Always got a trouble understanding how grown men are still liking superhero/action figure movies. Can't get my head around that. Most overrated shit ever in my opinion.

Change my mind.
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: Gagi

Gagi

Archon
TranceFix Crew
Joined
Jun 27, 2020
Messages
814
Thanked
389
Location
Serbia
Always got a trouble understanding how grown men are still liking superhero/action figure movies. Can't get my head around that. Most overrated shit ever in my opinion.

Change my mind.

Same here, though Our Lord's Batman trilogy made me change my mind. Probably the only superhero stuff I can digest. The rest is just T-shirt-selling stuff.
 
  • Thanks
Reactions: PegaSus