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Thread: Waves (Trey Edward Shults)

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    Waves (Trey Edward Shults)

    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart At The River Styx (Misumi, 1972) 4.5
    The Turin Horse (Tarr, 2011) 4.5
    Ginger Snaps (Fawcett, 2000) 4
    Hamilton (Kail, 2020) 4.5
    Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (Mazursky, 1969) 4.5
    Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tsukamoto, 1989) WTF
    The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) 4
    The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel, 1962) 4.5
    Maniac (Lustig, 1980) 4.5
    Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985) 2
    Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Hedden, 1989) 3
    Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Buechler, 1988) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972) 4.5

    The last movie I saw in a theater before the apocalypse was Cats.

    Let that sink in.

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    I've already gotten flak from friends who adored this, but Shults' visual gimmicks got in the way of me enjoying the melodrama. Anyway, here's my review.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart At The River Styx (Misumi, 1972) 4.5
    The Turin Horse (Tarr, 2011) 4.5
    Ginger Snaps (Fawcett, 2000) 4
    Hamilton (Kail, 2020) 4.5
    Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (Mazursky, 1969) 4.5
    Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tsukamoto, 1989) WTF
    The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) 4
    The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel, 1962) 4.5
    Maniac (Lustig, 1980) 4.5
    Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985) 2
    Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Hedden, 1989) 3
    Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Buechler, 1988) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972) 4.5

    The last movie I saw in a theater before the apocalypse was Cats.

    Let that sink in.

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    Hoping this actually winds up releasing near me.

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    Quote Quoting Ivan Drago (view post)
    I've already gotten flak from friends who adored this, but Shults' visual gimmicks got in the way of me enjoying the melodrama. Anyway, here's my review.
    Ha. It was the visual gimmick that got me to think it's something special over just a family melodrama that we've seen so many times before.

    The Circus (1928) - ***
    Black Narcissus - ****
    Come and See - ****


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    This will be showing here starting this Friday. Looking forward to it.

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    Quote Quoting TGM (view post)
    This will be showing here starting this Friday. Looking forward to it.
    Did you get to see it?
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart At The River Styx (Misumi, 1972) 4.5
    The Turin Horse (Tarr, 2011) 4.5
    Ginger Snaps (Fawcett, 2000) 4
    Hamilton (Kail, 2020) 4.5
    Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (Mazursky, 1969) 4.5
    Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tsukamoto, 1989) WTF
    The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) 4
    The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel, 1962) 4.5
    Maniac (Lustig, 1980) 4.5
    Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985) 2
    Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Hedden, 1989) 3
    Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Buechler, 1988) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972) 4.5

    The last movie I saw in a theater before the apocalypse was Cats.

    Let that sink in.

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    I did. Wasn’t blown away by it, but I thought it was fine. Didn’t post my thoughts cause I don’t really have much to say about it.

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    I did think Sterling K. Brown was fantastic though, and was a name that deserved to be mentioned alongside other notable snubs this awards season.

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    At the surface is the most irritatingly over-directed aesthetic of the year (awards exposure asides, wrong director to lob most of those 1917 criticisms at, people. How many spinning car shots in this, 5? 10?), and at the core is a rather misguided afterschool special where the need to tick off various social issue boxes, aggressively in both style and miserablism, renders the characters into broad archetypes rather than fully embodied people, which is where some of the unpleasant racial tone-deafness I heard about before seeing the film arises from (personally on that, I watched this soon right after Queen and Slim and it’s striking how despite that one’s grimmer subject matter, the two leads feel given much more space to breathe as real life-and-blood individuals than in Waves). In between is some very fine acting that almost keeps this afloat: Sterling K. Brown is very good; Kelvin Harrison Jr. confirms his range and then some with his calm, slippery turn in Luce and bottled, volatile rage here in the same year; but it’s Taylor Russell who gets her a-star-is-born moment after becoming more prominent late in the film. She is just so captivating every second on screen, so much that she even elevates that Lucas Hedges non-story subplot into something tolerable. Hope she goes on to better things soon. 5/10
    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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    Quote Quoting Peng (view post)
    At the surface is the most irritatingly over-directed aesthetic of the year (awards exposure asides, wrong director to lob most of those 1917 criticisms at, people. How many spinning car shots in this, 5? 10?)
    Glad I'm not the only one who had this issue. Unlike Talbot in The Last Black Man In San Francisco, Shults was very overzealous in his direction here compared to Krisha and It Comes At Night.

    That said, it's got enough good going for it (the acting and score) and is well-meaning with its intentions to make me want to revisit it despite its flaws. Like Joker, it hasn't left my mind since I saw it.
    Last Five Films I've Seen (Out of 5)

    Lone Wolf and Cub: Baby Cart At The River Styx (Misumi, 1972) 4.5
    The Turin Horse (Tarr, 2011) 4.5
    Ginger Snaps (Fawcett, 2000) 4
    Hamilton (Kail, 2020) 4.5
    Bob and Carol and Ted and Alice (Mazursky, 1969) 4.5
    Tetsuo: The Iron Man (Tsukamoto, 1989) WTF
    The Wolf Man (Waggner, 1941) 4
    The Exterminating Angel (Buñuel, 1962) 4.5
    Maniac (Lustig, 1980) 4.5
    Friday The 13th Part V: A New Beginning (Steinmann, 1985) 2
    Friday The 13th Part VIII: Jason Takes Manhattan (Hedden, 1989) 3
    Friday The 13th Part VII: The New Blood (Buechler, 1988) 4
    Lone Wolf and Cub: Sword of Vengeance (Misumi, 1972) 4.5

    The last movie I saw in a theater before the apocalypse was Cats.

    Let that sink in.

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