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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1005 on: December 31, 2018, 11:17:57 AM »
The Mary, Queen of Scots movie is perhaps as good as it can be while mostly sticking to the historical record. Critics are saying that Elizabeth and Mary almost certainly never met face to face, but I was okay with that particular dramatic embellishment. (They only meet once when Mary I seeking asylum in England.) The director is a first time filmmaker and she does a really good job contrasting the health of Elizabeth’s court with the dark backstabbing dinginess of Mary’s.  Saoirse Ronan gives a sort of manic overwrought performance that still manages to be somewhat believable. Margot Robbie is pretty much my favorite female actor running these days. I love here willingness to “go ugly” for her roles. She’s no Cate Blanchett (and her accent is fairly mercurial which I found weird with her being an Aussie), but she adds a layer of melancholy that other Lizzes haven’t had. I had no idea Elizabeth had smallpox which is why she’s always portrayed caked in make-up.

Look for David Tennant as a wild Protestant minister and every other 90s/00s day player in supporting roles.

RC says check it out.
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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1006 on: December 31, 2018, 02:46:23 PM »
You can pretty much assume everyone had smallpox at some point back then. In fact, it was fairly common practice (somewhat before the time of the Tudors) to intentionally infect children with smallpox (much like some people do with chicken pox). The "inoculation" methods were rather insane. In some cases, puss and scabs were taken, dried, and then blown into the healthy person's nose through a long tube.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1007 on: January 13, 2019, 06:56:29 PM »
You can pretty much assume everyone had smallpox at some point back then. In fact, it was fairly common practice (somewhat before the time of the Tudors) to intentionally infect children with smallpox (much like some people do with chicken pox). The "inoculation" methods were rather insane. In some cases, puss and scabs were taken, dried, and then blown into the healthy person's nose through a long tube.

That's fucked up.

On a different note, I'm completely agog over Saoirse Ronan since watching this movie. She's incredibly fun and humble.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1008 on: January 14, 2019, 10:42:18 AM »
You can pretty much assume everyone had smallpox at some point back then. In fact, it was fairly common practice (somewhat before the time of the Tudors) to intentionally infect children with smallpox (much like some people do with chicken pox). The "inoculation" methods were rather insane. In some cases, puss and scabs were taken, dried, and then blown into the healthy person's nose through a long tube.

That's fucked up.

On a different note, I'm completely agog over Saoirse Ronan since watching this movie. She's incredibly fun and humble.

Fun fact #2: Blowing the virus up your nose is also a modern alternative to the flu shot! So we're still using this technique.

She is amazing.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1009 on: February 15, 2019, 12:00:05 AM »
Tolkien biopic.


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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1010 on: February 15, 2019, 11:07:21 AM »
Blah.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1011 on: February 15, 2019, 01:58:39 PM »
That's what I thought too.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1012 on: January 09, 2020, 12:54:49 PM »
Did While We're Young and Marriage Story (both on Netflix) back to back and am officially now a Noah Baumbach fan.

Everybody's talking about how great Adam Driver is in Marriage Story, and make no mistake, he's hands down the best actor of his generation. (Watching him in this versus Rise of Skywalker only further illustrates what a hot mess that movie is.) That said, ScarJo is absolutely sensational in his movie. I love it when "beautiful" actors play normal and desperately flawed people. There's a single shot early on which is mind-numbingly good. Laura Dern is also fucking amazing, but she's amazing reading a phone book.

Anyway, RC says Go Baumbach or Go Bum Back. (See what I did there?)
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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1013 on: January 10, 2020, 11:48:48 AM »
Oh my god...there's so much to watch!

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1014 on: January 20, 2020, 10:10:03 AM »
Jojo Rabbit. Beautiful and insane, troubling and uplifting. Best movie I've seen so far in an already sad 2020.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1015 on: January 20, 2020, 11:23:47 AM »
This is so high on m list. Is it streaming anywhere?

Have I mentioned Parasite on GS at any point? I saw it last weekend and it has skyrocketed to my favorite movie of last year... even though I saw it this year.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1016 on: January 21, 2020, 09:10:33 AM »
This is so high on m list. Is it streaming anywhere?

Have I mentioned Parasite on GS at any point? I saw it last weekend and it has skyrocketed to my favorite movie of last year... even though I saw it this year.

I stole it. I'll watch it again when it is streaming. And again!

Parasite is in the queue. I saw some of it in 2018, like a festival cut or whatever I now realize. So I have to watch it properly.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1017 on: January 29, 2020, 11:54:39 AM »
So, like there's no movie I'm excited about coming out right now. This is a very strange place to be and I don't know how I'm supposed to feel... other than dead inside.

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1018 on: January 30, 2020, 04:45:20 PM »
So, like there's no movie I'm excited about coming out right now. This is a very strange place to be and I don't know how I'm supposed to feel... other than dead inside.

Part of my news blackout is a commercial blackout. I have no idea what's coming out. And half of it leaks anyway now that the studios have made every mistake necessary to revitalize piracy. I mean, Parasite dropped two years ago!

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Re: Not worth a thread: Silver Screen Edition (with downloadable supplement)
« Reply #1019 on: January 30, 2020, 04:52:27 PM »
So, like there's no movie I'm excited about coming out right now. This is a very strange place to be and I don't know how I'm supposed to feel... other than dead inside.

Part of my news blackout is a commercial blackout. I have no idea what's coming out. And half of it leaks anyway now that the studios have made every mistake necessary to revitalize piracy. I mean, Parasite dropped two years ago!

I just looked. So Portrait of a Lady on Fire is coming out. That was good. It dropped on the pirate sites 8 months ago. I'm into a Quiet Place sequel because /PA.

After Midnight is mindless fun. That also leaked about four months ago.