Today's film, #2, "Promare." No idea what this one's about but the animation looks cool.
More clearing out of my downloads folder, movie #16: 2008 political dramedy "Swing Vote," which I think is about Kevin Costner somehow getting to cast the One Vote the (fictionalised) 2008 election hangs on.
Once again I return to the downloads folder for some early-lockdown movies with "Capone." (#17!)
There was a lot of talk when this released about how this redeems Trank as a director post-"Fant4stic," and that's fair — it's well-made, and there's some great sequences in here, but at no point does he actually manage to make me *care* about this person or his family, which makes it all a bit flat.
Hardy, of course, plays a terrific disease-riddled Capone losing what little is left of his mind.
@Alexis@beepboop.one omg that reminds me of an amazing animated short though i wonder if i could find it again
@kurt He walks into the voting booth, closes the curtain, close-up on his smiling daughter, cut to black, credits roll.
@Alexis Not sure what else they could have done, besides... he makes them all work together happily ever after?
@kurt yeah, it's pretty obvious right away that the movie is extremely dedicated to not picking a side, it's almost too big a decision to actually depict the ramifications of
@Alexis I wonder if they credit Asimov... (at least, I think the short story i have in mind was his)
@InspectorCaracal I've been trying to avoid early reviews, but what I've picked up about "Tenet" is that I do not appear to be continuing this trend tomorrow.
@The_T The extent of my Tarantino opinions, in approximate real-world chronological order:
* I find the poster for Pulp Fiction off-putting.
* Quentin Tarantino is a bad person.
* Kill Bill is terrific.
* I hated Django Unchained.
* I'll watch Once Upon a Time in Hollywood at some point for the Best Picture thing, I guess.
Here's mine in chronological order:
1. I saw Kill Bill and thought it was good, so I wanted to watch his other films.
2. I liked Reservoir Dogs more than Kill Bill.
3. I liked Pulp Fiction more than Kill Bill.
4. I liked Jackie Brown more than Kill Bill.
5. Death Proof was kind of ok.
6. Inglourious Basterds was fine, but god that's a dumb spelling. Tarantino might be an idiot?
7. Harvey Wenstein is a scumbag.
8. Tarantino should really have done more to distance himself from Weinstein, but whatever.
9. I feel like it's been 10 years since Tarantino put out a movie. *looks him up on Wikipedia* oh, apparently he has been all this time. Oh well.
@The_T Other than seeing Django Unchained at a friend's insistence, I really hadn't spent a full minute of my life in a row thinking about Tarantino before I saw that footage of Uma Thurman's car crash -- which only happened because he insisted she do the stunt instead of her stunt driver.
The paint of my opinions about his films is not thick enough to hide that canvas, and the Weinstein thing is paint thinner shot at it from a Super Soaker.
@Alexis I totally see where you're coming from, and for me it's more, like...
I followed Tarantino when I was like, 14-23. That was when I cared about him and liked his movies.
After that I kind of moved on; and then only much later did all the bad stuff come out and I'm just like, "ugh, ok." 10 years after I've ever cared about his movies.
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