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The Editor

A man was once the greatest editor of all time but now is working on pulp and trash films after suffering and injury that caused him to loose most of his hand requiring a wooden prosthetic. A series of killings starts happening causing the editor to get caught up in a huge cluster fuck of a situation. I usually don't like it when they mix comedy and horror together but thought it was pulled off pretty good.
 
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Whiplash (R 2014 ‧ Drama/Drama ‧ 1h 47m)




Whiplash is a film about about a ultra-competitive conservatory. Andrew Neiman (Miles Teller) is as an aspiring jazz drummer competing to be a member of the Shaffer Conservatory Studio Band. This ultra-competitive group is led by perfectionist Terence Fletcher (JK Simmons), the conductor and bandleader of Shaffer Conservatory Studio Band. Fletcher (Simmons) uses abusive and terrifying tactics to ensure perfection of his band that leads Neiman (Teller) to push his body, soul, and morality to extraordinary measures to please this Nazi-like band leader.

Fletcher’s unorthodox techniques to have the band be perfect (no matter what the consequences) plays throughout the film and the abusive relationship between Neiman and Fletcher is the driving narrative in the high stakes world of competitive jazz bands. This atmosphere of perfection forces Neiman to make tough choices about how far he is willing to go to be perfect and to please Fletcher.

I loved this movie, and as a drummer, I could not imagine someone going through this torture just to play jazz. I hate jazz personally, and I was smiling throughout the film, because I cannot see someone enduring such abuse just to play jazz perfectly. This abusive leadership conducted by Fletcher, and the willingness of Neiman to do whatever it takes at whatever cost to be the core drummer of Shaffer Conservatory Studio Band, leads to morally questionable actions with disastrous consequences.

Whiplash is a great film that should be seen by anyone who plays the drums. This film showcases what it takes to be the best in a competitive jazz ensemble.

Score: A
 

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Fudge nuggies, I watched lots of films this last week and can't recall all of them or how I felt -_-

Lets see...

The Last of the Mohicans (1992) - not a bad period piece, I really enjoyed this one and the soundtrack and cinematography were well done. I'd give it a 7/10 because the plot was rather predictable and there were some overused tropes of course. Overall decent film though.

Memories (1995) - This was an animated anthology film by the same director as Akira and reviews made it out to be good; well, the first story in the anthology was fantastic, very much what I was looking for. It was dreamy and spacey and spooky and hit all the right buttons. About 45 minutes in this story ends and two shorter stories follow, which to be quite frank, blew. The second one was 'too soon' and not funny even though it was trying to be facetious. The final story was an oddly animated short without much plot basically rejecting national socialism without employing any real commentary or purpose. If I was to judge the film solely on the first story, I'd give it a 7.5/10; with the other two tacked on, I felt my time had been wasted, bringing the overall film to a 5/10. Watch it if you're bored, or even better, just watch the first half and skip the last two stories!

Disco Godfather (1979) - The most classic of the terrible blaxploitation Rudy Ray Moore flicks, this one revolved around him trying to rid his hood of a scourge sweeping the streets and killing our kids... PCP!!! As you can imagine, some very strange hallucinatory scenes were included, which were entertaining if only for the technicolor imagery a few times. Mostly it was just weird and full of shitty editing though. Watched it out of complete boredom and got exactly what I put in back out... nothing lol. 3/10
 
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sweet!
i dont like spoilers 🤘im a film buff but i dont think ive seen any of lars von flix
I love Lars, Nymphomaniac is one of my favorite films. If you like and can follow Lars you will like yorgos lanthimos. Check out The Lobster. Deliciously accurate of today's views, truths, and judgement of others and hoethey see themselve/others on their relationships.
 

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I love Lars, Nymphomaniac is one of my favorite films. If you like and can follow Lars you will like yorgos lanthimos. Check out The Lobster. Deliciously accurate of today's views, truths, and judgement of others and hoethey see themselve/others on their relationships.
sweet tanx, im always on the look out for good/ strange directors,
i find directors i like and pit it in my bucket list to own ( almost) all there films
"Flight"

This is the second time I've had to watch this movie in a rehab. Kinda just made me want to do cocaine, idk why they play it.
is that the one with denzel Washington,
if so i seen that in rehab also
 

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sweet tanx, im always on the look out for good/ strange directors,
i find directors i like and pit it in my bucket list to own ( almost) all there films

is that the one with denzel Washington,
if so i seen that in rehab also
Yep. Sounds like it's a pretty common thing. Good movie for sure though.
 

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A Hulu film. This is my second viewing of it. It's enjoyable to watch in my opinion. The one issue I have with it is the fictitious drug which is supposed to explain the foundation of the story. I think it would've been better to say that Kiera Allen (Chloe) was being abused and drugged with tranquilizers
 

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i finaly watched Antichrist, it was fucked up n weird........
so i loved it, i like movies like that where u think about it after and even the next day,
the clit part i cringed the most, and i watched it with my mom, but its not bad i watched Pink flamingos with her befor so it was a pice of cake
 

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Outside the wire (2021) <Netflix>

Only real notable face is Anthony Mackie (Falcon from Avengers, a few other films since) as the central role. We open with Damson Idris as a UAV pilot disobeying orders to blow up what he perceives as a threat to the soldiers on the ground (2 pinned down, 38 more under fire). As he's never been on the ground or in a firefight, and therefore may not feel the weight of his decisions upon the lives of others, his punishment is reassignment under Capt. Leo (Mackie). Arriving at Leo's base, we are shown many marine soldiers AND robotic soldiers (Gumps) setting us in a futuristic world where ground forces are supplemented with these robots. The conflict is in Eastern Europe where a region has fallen under war. Most nations have backed out, our US troops are there as Peace Keepers, and within the warzone is a warlord attempting to recover lost codes for the Russian nukes in the region = this is Leo's mission, to stop the warlord.

We quickly learn Leo is an advanced robot-cyborg who has historically worked alone but actually requested having Lt. Harp (Idris) with him. Harp has to wrap his head quickly around the shift from going home to his fiancé in California after work, to being behind the lines relying upon and supporting an advanced robot. The first half of the film deals with this transition and has decent action for shoot'em up and hand-to-hand, but as a plot it stays pretty shallow. At the midpoint, the plot pivots, and Leo begins explaining in more depth WHY he requested Harp as a subordinate, and we watch the plot take on the old theme of primary directives for robots and how an advanced AI may try to maneuver around them, while Harp deals with understanding and making human-moral decisions in conflict with orders from a superior. More action, more explosions, and a good (not great) pace. Pretty decent, though not ground breaking, special effects on Leo and the Gumps (and their Russian equivalents). In the end, a decent spend of time on an action film, though if you care for ANY military accuracy you should skip it as the film defies reality on that count. 5.5/10.
 

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i finaly watched Antichrist, it was fucked up n weird........
so i loved it, i like movies like that where u think about it after and even the next day,
the clit part i cringed the most, and i watched it with my mom, but its not bad i watched Pink flamingos with her befor so it was a pice of cake
The killing of a Sacred Deer
Dogtooth
Room
The Kindergarten Teacher
The Virgin Suicides

Some to check out
 

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Saw Super Troopers 2. It was better the 2nd and 3rd time watching. They could make a 3rd where they bust up moonshiners. I really enjoyed Rob Lowe's character.
 

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Just a few movies I've enjoyed recently:


This movie is aesthetically beautiful. Awesome modern retro vibe with an 80s vaporwave soundtrack to boot. Overall great.

I have to say the ridiculous amount of awkward sexual tension in the first half is laughable, but doesn't ruin it.

7.4/10


Really fun movie. I loved all the characters especially Charlie Day and Jeff Goldblume. It shares vibes with a lot of dark future movies like escape from ny/la and blade runner.

7/10
 

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Saw Super Troopers 2. It was better the 2nd and 3rd time watching. They could make a 3rd where they bust up moonshiners. I really enjoyed Rob Lowe's character.
i get why ppl like super troopers, but i hate cops so much i could never get into to, not dissing it i loved beer fest i think its the same actors/ director
 
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