What was the last movie you watched?

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  • Thu, Aug 1, 2019 7:31 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Once Upon a Time...in Hollywood: 7.7/10

    Probably slot it right behind Pulp Fiction for his 4th best. Pitt was fantastic. Wish he did more of the character parts like this/Burn After Reading.

    Tarantino good with the alternate history narrative lol. As usual, could’ve chopped 20 minutes, and certain plotlines didn’t go anywhere, but overall really liked it.

    What do you have at 1 and 2?

    Thu, Aug 1, 2019 7:41 PM
    posted by bigdaddy2003

    What do you have at 1 and 2?

    Basterds is far and away my favorite. I think it’s close to a perfect movie in the way it was shot, directed, edited and acted.

    Django is 2.

    Fri, Aug 2, 2019 10:10 PM

    Arctic on Prime.  Damn good movie.  Watch it.  7.67/8.23

    Fri, Aug 2, 2019 10:28 PM
    posted by Laley23

    Basterds is far and away my favorite. I think it’s close to a perfect movie in the way it was shot, directed, edited and acted.

    Django is 2.

    Those are two really good movies, IMO. I might put Django number 1, though. 

    Sat, Aug 3, 2019 2:27 AM
    posted by BRF

    Those are two really good movies, IMO. I might put Django number 1, though. 

    That's really tough.  Django was awesome, but I'd probably put Kill BIll #1.  Tarantino is just so amazing.  Probably this generation's Scorsese.  His films are instantly recognizable, but pretty consistently unique and excellent.

    I can't think of another memorable director the past 20-30 years.  OK, I guess James Cameron.

    Sat, Aug 3, 2019 7:24 AM

     

    Sat, Aug 3, 2019 12:20 PM

    Gremlins (82).  Did not age well, campy for a Spielberg.  3.14/6.20

    Sat, Aug 3, 2019 12:27 PM

    Tarantino:

    1) Pulp Fiction

    2) Django Unchained

    3) Ingloriuous Basterds (almost 2b)

    4) Resevoir Dogs

    5) Hateful8

    6) Kill Bill

    7) Dusk til Dawn (Hayek FTW)

    NA: Jackie Brown, Death Proof, or Once Upon Hollywood

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 1:28 AM
    posted by Verbal Kint

    Tarantino:

    1) Pulp Fiction

    2) Django Unchained

    3) Ingloriuous Basterds (almost 2b)

    4) Resevoir Dogs

    5) Hateful8

    6) Kill Bill

    7) Dusk til Dawn (Hayek FTW)

    NA: Jackie Brown, Death Proof, or Once Upon Hollywood

    Just saw once upon a Time in Hollywood. I enjoyed it immensely. 9/10 maybe DiCaprio's best film outside of departed. 

    As for QT's best films: 

     

    1. Pulp Fiction

    2. Inglorious 

    3. Kill Bill

    4. Death proof

    5. Once upon a time

    6. Hateful 8

    7. Django

    8. Resivor dogs 

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 2:21 AM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    Just saw once upon a Time in Hollywood. I enjoyed it immensely. 9/10 maybe DiCaprio's best film outside of departed.

    Damn.  Even with the qualifier, that's high praise.  Shutter Island, The Revenant, Inception, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, The Wolf of Wall Street, Basketball Diaries, and Django were all pretty excellent.  Frankly, I think he's had a few other ones turn out solid as well, though they might not have been as great outside his role in them (Great Gatsby, Titanic, The Aviator, Catch Me If You Can, Romeo + Juliet).

    Dude might be the best actor to have a body of work in my lifetime.

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 6:30 AM

    DiCaprio is easily my favorite actor.

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 10:08 AM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    Just saw once upon a Time in Hollywood. I enjoyed it immensely. 9/10 maybe DiCaprio's best film outside of departed. 

    As for QT's best films: 

     

    1. Pulp Fiction

    2. Inglorious 

    3. Kill Bill

    4. Death proof

    5. Once upon a time

    6. Hateful 8

    7. Django

    8. Resivor dogs 

    I actually thought he was better in Django. But he was excellent in this one. Pitt was amazing, but both should be recognized.

    The scene with Leo and Olyphant shooting the western was some great stuff.

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 10:12 AM
    posted by O-Trap

    Damn.  Even with the qualifier, that's high praise.  Shutter Island, The Revenant, Inception, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, The Wolf of Wall Street, Basketball Diaries, and Django were all pretty excellent.  Frankly, I think he's had a few other ones turn out solid as well, though they might not have been as great outside his role in them (Great Gatsby, Titanic, The Aviator, Catch Me If You Can, Romeo + Juliet).

    Dude might be the best actor to have a body of work in my lifetime.

    Gangs of New York was great, as well.

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 10:14 AM
    posted by Laley23

    [...] Olyphant [...]

    Always thought he was underrated as an actor.

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 10:39 AM
    posted by O-Trap

    Damn.  Even with the qualifier, that's high praise.  Shutter Island, The Revenant, Inception, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, The Wolf of Wall Street, Basketball Diaries, and Django were all pretty excellent.  Frankly, I think he's had a few other ones turn out solid as well, though they might not have been as great outside his role in them (Great Gatsby, Titanic, The Aviator, Catch Me If You Can, Romeo + Juliet).

    Dude might be the best actor to have a body of work in my lifetime.

    I am with you on The Revenant, Shutter Island, Wolf of Wall Street, and Inception.

     

    I truly believe that anyone who was able to pay enough attention to Inception that they knew what was going on the whole time absolutely loved it. I believe the people who didn't love it weren't able to follow the movie. I know that's a "no true Scotsman" fallacy but I am not using it as fact, just my opinion/anecdotal evidence from people I know.

     

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 10:51 AM
    posted by O-Trap

    Damn.  Even with the qualifier, that's high praise.  Shutter Island, The Revenant, Inception, What's Eating Gilbert Grape?, The Wolf of Wall Street, Basketball Diaries, and Django were all pretty excellent.  Frankly, I think he's had a few other ones turn out solid as well, though they might not have been as great outside his role in them (Great Gatsby, Titanic, The Aviator, Catch Me If You Can, Romeo + Juliet).

    Dude might be the best actor to have a body of work in my lifetime.

    I'm not as big of a leo fan as you are by the sounds of it. I thought Shutter Island was bad, didn't like Inception (though I recognize I'm in the minority on that take), Edgar was just awful - really a painful watch, Great Gatsby was bad, found the Aviator to be very dull even though I liked his performance.

     

    When I think of DiCaprio and his best roles/films I immediately think of The Departed. That's his best film. The Revanent (which I forgot about until you reminded me) would probably be his 2nd best. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood would be next for me. To your point about best actor's body of work in your lifetime, I would think Pacino, Diniro, Daniel Day Lewis, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, and Jeff Fucking Bridges made movies during your lifetime :)

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 1:34 PM
    posted by justincredible

    Gangs of New York was great, as well.

    I guess, from my perspective, that's a Daniel Day Louis movie that Leo happens to be in, because DDL overshadows him in every scene they share and basically carries everything despite only being the co-lead. Which isn't an criticism of Leo, although he did improve as a lead after that one, as DDL was just in a zone in that one and would have overshadowed just about anyone playing against him.

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 1:48 PM
    posted by Heretic

    I guess, from my perspective, that's a Daniel Day Louis movie that Leo happens to be in, because DDL overshadows him in every scene they share and basically carries everything despite only being the co-lead. Which isn't an criticism of Leo, although he did improve as a lead after that one, as DDL was just in a zone in that one and would have overshadowed just about anyone playing against him.

    I sort of felt this way about Leo in the Great Gatsby.  Watching it back now, it feels like the 2007 Cavs.  Overachieving because one star carried the load.  Had it not been for DiCaprio's performance, I might not have liked the movie.  As a result of it, though, I really enjoyed it and have watched it several times since.

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 4:08 PM
    posted by Commander of Awesome

    When I think of DiCaprio and his best roles/films I immediately think of The Departed. That's his best film. The Revanent (which I forgot about until you reminded me) would probably be his 2nd best. Once Upon a Time in Hollywood would be next for me. To your point about best actor's body of work in your lifetime, I would think Pacino, Diniro, Daniel Day Lewis, Tom Hanks, Jack Nicholson, Brad Pitt, and Jeff Fucking Bridges made movies during your lifetime :)

    Departed is so fucking bad. So many mailed in roles. Nicholson just collected a check. Leo and Dalon were good, that’s about it. So many awful plot holes Scorsese just ignored.

    Pacino, Jack and DeNiro are definitely before Leos time. And he is better than Pacino, who made a few solid gangster movies then became a yelling caricature of himself. I hate almost all of Hanks’ roles, and when I don’t, he isn’t as good as the co-star (ironically, this is most obvious in catch me if you can). I cede to you Pitt and DLL. Pitt is one of the best character actors ever. His looks actually hurt the roles he would be pitched, unfortunately. I’d say he is about on par with Bridges, who is incredibly underrated historically.

    Mon, Aug 5, 2019 4:23 PM

    For the record, I like Tom Hanks, and I think he's one of the most versatile actors to grace both television and the silver screen.

    I think LDC's best role is as Jordan Belfort in the Wolf of Wall Street, where he shows tremendous range and versatility, and makes that character more believable than Belfort himself.

    Jeff Bridges is excellent, but to mention him in the same breath as Jack, DDL and De Niro is just plain ludicrous...and dumb.

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