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beat me to it. I totally agree.
Sorry for ruining the thread
fucks sake lopes
cos it's fucking boss
and stands up to a 2nd viewing (I have watched it twice a few years apart).
Thread title made me think of The Shawshank Redemption. Great gripping emotive story but once you know the story weave I figure it'd be a lot shitter 2nd time.
Anyone want my DVD of this?
And Nil By Mouth
at like midnight on Xmas Eve going into Xmas day in 2007. Watched it after the pub and that was one sobering experience. Powerful film and performances. That "my baby" bit. Who on earth scheduled it for Xmas day!
Granted, it is a very tough watch but SPOILER ALERT the ending is so full of hope that it is worth another watch
just against a tough background.
Nil By Mouth though? Fuck watching that again.
just made me laugh. dont want to watch again.
and jeez THAT ending.
Felt like it flew by in the cinema but I can't imagine wanting to put it on at home.
those arguments.... the one when he's endlessly berating his wife in that one scene. no way i'd willingly sit through that again.
i'm better at watching films maybe
Genuinely think it's one of the most amazing films made in the last 25 years. No way I'm going to sit through it again.
by far his most successful troll
also great, obv
hated it for the first half before realising that it was really great a bit later on; would like to see it all again, knowing how good it is from the start
not going to rewatch it any time soon, might give it a go when we're 80 and considering euthanising eachother tho
Saw it in an arty cinema about 10 years ago... Someone vomited during the shit eating scene.
Actually, I didn't like it at all. The relentless preachy tone of it grated. Ya Oscar nominated woman who played the mum was good though
I think it's an awesome film but wouldn't ever volunteer to watch again.
It's a trap!
one of the most amazing film experiences i've ever had, as i've said here recently so sorry for the repetition:
was having a bad time of it, made up a bed on the floor, set up tv above me pointing down, sent audio through a nice amp and into my studio headphones, turned the lights off, got a duvet on and didnt move for however long. the sound design is fucking stunning and if you commit to it the whole thing is transcendent.
doubt i'd have the patience to do it again, but it's the sort of experience that makes me care about films
i'm forever defending it
But it's all a bit hollow.
that's completely subjective but seems sort of objective
i had a similar experience syncing up dark side of the moon with the wizard of oz
changed my life man
stopped buying DVDs years ago when I realised I'd never ever want to watch any of them a second time.
god, you guys
i might just go back to giving Epimer a hard time on the kitchen appliance thread
'very good' is pushing it, but it's a decent enough horror film with a good premise
the animal bits are sickening tho
beautifully shot, and some really powerful performances, Julianne Moore in particular, but the idea of slowly and inexorably losing grip of my mental faculties is more terrifying to me than any horror movie.
I saw it in the cinema a couple years ago and this woman at the back made the most mental noise at the cupboard/mirror bit, was amazing
no desire to watch it again though.
superb film though, yeah
finally getting the hang of this thread!
I'm actually not sure you can call it good tbh
Grave of the Fireflies
An interesting case. As a film it's visually stunning, and I certainly want to watch it again to unravel its layers. But I think that, next time, I'll be skipping the bit with the baby on the beach.
Ray Winstone did another film around the same time called The War Zone.
That was even grimmer
Breaking The Waves
Dancer In The Dark (actually, I would really like to watch this again, but I haven't been able to bring myself to, despite owning it on DVD for nearly 15 years)
absolutely unbelievable piece of work but so sad
Make Way for Tomorrow. brilliant work but so heartbreaking.g same as Tokyo story
I found the ten minute shot that's just a dinner party going on over her head so difficult to continue watching. Without anything really happening.
....anything over 90 minuets
It's probably more a factor of being old and feeling like you have less and less time. I haven't rewatched a film in ages. Rather see new ones.
'no way am i watching that again' as in, if you were over at someone's house and they suggested putting it on etc
I was surprised Requiem for a Dream wasn't the first one, tbh. It always used to top that list.
I was just backing up zxcvbnm against the mob up there! :D
For me, Dancer in the Dark would be that sort of film. Although I'd also say something like Event Horizon, which I really enjoyed in the cinema but I'd guess is actually properly pretty shit and it was just that I was in the right mood, etc.
Oh yeah, and if we're going back far enough, I saw Herbie Goes Bananas when it came out (I was 5) and supposedly declared it the best film I'd ever seen. I have zero desire to ever see that again, either.