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Thread: Pete's Dragon (David Lowery)

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    Pete's Dragon (David Lowery)

    PETE'S DRAGON

    Director: David Lowery

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    In the genre of live action Disney remakes where a kid gets lost in the woods and lives among CGI animals, this is a far better option than The Jungle Book. Good stuff!

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    How long has it been since a family film is this inviting, serene, and gorgeous? Not an ounce of tentpole bombast, and in its place is the leisurely pacing to let us soak in its gentle atmopshere, and get a feeling for its location and characters (including the titular dragon) fully. 'Mythic' seems almost too big a word for a film this unassuming, but its willingness to go so modest scale, that even small gestures and slight shift of stakes can evoke strong emotions and build on its story so much, makes that description seem apt anyway.
    Midnight Run (1988) - 9
    The Smiling Lieutenant (1931) - 8.5
    The Adventures of Robinhood (1938) - 8
    Sisters (1973) - 6.5
    Shin Godzilla (2016) - 7.5

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    I hope this gets Shane Carruth a gig directing Pinocchio.
    Last Five Films I've Seen

    The Florida Project (Baker, 2017) 9
    The Snowman (Alfredson, 2017) 2.5
    The Challenge (Ancarani, 2017) 8
    Professor Marston and the Wonder Women (Robinson, 2017) 8
    Happy Death Day (Landon, 2017) 7.5
    Lucky (Lynch, 2017) 7.5
    Blade Runner 2049 (Villeneuve, 2017) 9.5/10
    Rat Film (Anthony, 2017) 7.5


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    This is not very good. Very clumsy, with a poor sense of atmosphere or character dynamics. Cute dragon though, I guess.
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    Quote Quoting transmogrifier (view post)
    This is not very good. Very clumsy, with a poor sense of atmosphere or character dynamics. Cute dragon though, I guess.
    This is wrong.
    I'm back to rating shit again.

    Carol (Todd Haynes) - ***
    Phoenix (Christian Petzold) - ***
    The Hateful Eight (Quentin Tarantino) - ***
    Star Wars: The Force Awakens (JJ Abrams) - ***
    The Mend (John Magary) - ***


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    Counterpoint: it's not. Check and mate.
    Last 10 Movies Seen
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    Blade Runner 2049
    (2017) 67
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    The Lego Ninjago Movie (2017) 57
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle
    (2017) 47
    A Taxi Driver
    (2017) 56
    The Beauty Inside (2015) 59
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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    I hope this gets Shane Carruth a gig directing Pinocchio.
    Narrator: There were days when Geppetto stumbled from one marionette to the next, accomplishing nothing foreign to humanity over the centuries, yet he still toiled along with the certitude of pursuing something indelible and unique. And there were other days, better days, when his poppets and carven golems, it had to be admitted, vibrated with an energy not unlike that of the animate.

    (kids watch in utter confusion)

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    Finally got around to watching this right before seeing Lowery's A Ghost Story, and yup, I definitely wish I had a lot sooner.

    It made me very happy and made me cry way more than I expected, with strong moments of awe inspiring in between.

    Just a wonderful movie that I wish Disney had marketed better / further away from their similar-seeming (as well as also underappreciated, though not as great) The BFG.

    Blade Runner 2049 (Villeneuve, 2017) - *** / 8.8
    Blade Runner [The Final Cut] (Scott, 1982/2007) - **** / 9.7
    The Big Sick (Showalter, 2017) - *** / 8.2
    Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Vaughn, 2017) - *** / 7.6
    Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (McDonagh, 2017) - *** / 8.5
    I Kill Giants (Walter, 2017) - ** / 5.6
    I Love You, Daddy (C.K., 2017) - *** / 8.3
    Hostiles (Cooper, 2017) - ** / 4.4
    The Shape Of Water (Del Toro, 2017) - **** / 8.9
    mother! (Aronofsky, 2017) - **** / 9.4

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