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Thread: Listen Up Philip (Perry)

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    Listen Up Philip (Perry)

    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
    Hereditary - 7
    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
    The Tale - 8

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    This could be labeled misanthropic, but it's so cheerily focused on raising up Moss's character, and a lot of the female secondary characters, that I find it instead remarkably humane, caring, and just rather wonderful. There's no filter on Schartzman and Pryce, which results in a constant cringing tendency, but the mid-film focus [
    ] is this film's greatest strength. It moves the film from a typical young male/elderly male mentorship film to something more interesting. Moss's scenes are a wonder, and the way the film captures her excitement, her decisions, and everything else is so, so good.

    A little less excited by the film's treatment of academia and that sense of backbiting, but it makes sense for the worldview and at least Schwartzman didn't pursue a student. Also, those book covers, man. So good.
    Ant-Man and the Wasp - 5
    Hereditary - 7
    Won't You Be My Neighbor? - 7.5
    The Tale - 8

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    I went back-and-forth about how much I liked/didn't like this one. Ultimately, it feels too much like an inferior Noah Baumbach film for me and Noah Baumbach is still doing just fine thank-you-very-much.

    Also Mike D'Angelo's take down of it is really interesting. Apparently there are some semantic flaws in the voice-over which he pointed out but I didn't notice myself.
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    That Thing You Do! - 8
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    The Limey - 8
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    Another Round - 7




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    Wasn't the voice-over intended to be a caricature of hyper-literary writing though? The flaws could be intentional. And if they're not they still kinda work.

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    Quote Quoting ledfloyd (view post)
    Wasn't the voice-over intended to be a caricature of hyper-literary writing though? The flaws could be intentional. And if they're not they still kinda work.
    Oh come on. That's really reaching. I don't think Philip Roth makes 'intentional' semantic mistakes.
    Ratings on a 1-10 scale for your pleasure:

    So I Married an Axe Murderer - 6
    That Thing You Do! - 8
    Cocktail - 2
    Child's Play 2 - 7
    Vanilla Sky - 7
    Minority Report - 8
    My Cousin Vinny - 7
    The Limey - 8
    kid 90 - 7
    Another Round - 7




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