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  1. AlmostAGhost

    Eve's Bayou

    I'm a big fan of this movie, I was struck by it back in 1997 or 1998 and even again now on rewatch. But I don't think it's quite right for the Unspooled Space Rocket.
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    Tokyo Story

    hmm, honestly not really. Usually Paul & Amy are great at explaining things, but I still don't have a great sense of it. Some of the things they mentioned were cool, like the well-composed minimalistic shots, but I'm not clear how that's enough to elevate a movie even near the level of "best movie ever." And I never felt it was particularly artistic to look it either, so even with such detailed set-ups, what was the point? I get that the director maybe has his own sort of cinematic language, and I think that's probably what I took away most of all -- that's probably why all those directors they mentioned picked it as #1 all-time? *shrug* I will add, I felt a little like Paul & Amy (and even those directors) were a bit snobby in rising this up so high. A sort of "if you don't like this, you just don't get it or prefer Hollywood action" sort of angle. I'll definitely give it another try in time though, I can generally do dry or slow or minimal or foreign just fine. Just not this one! I haven't figured out why that is.
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    Musical Mondays Week 106 Preview (tomspanks' Pick)

    me looking up and down this thread for the movie pick
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    Tokyo Story

    I've seen Early Summer. Definitely want to jump into the trilogy fully now though, even though I wasn't fond of Tokyo Story.
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    Episode 252.5 - Minisode 252.5

    Yea, echoing Cameron, I haven't seen Nutty, but Knight is not awful. It's silly and goofy for sure.
  6. AlmostAGhost

    Tokyo Story

    I'm not in that exact situation, but close. I have seen one of the Trilogy before, and really liked it a lot. But also Tokyo Story does little for me. I haven't listened to the ep yet, but I am curious how its been elevated so high in the pantheon.
  7. that's awesome! i'd been waiting to rewatch it all year haha. I remembered it being fun, but was worried maybe it wouldn't hold up, but it sure did. There's a lot of good, sly jokes and the romances are well-done. These Christmas movies often have characters that are just plain unlikable, but everyone here is a good person!
  8. Netflix Christmas romance movie
  9. I saw a short synopsis so I won't spoil, but it's EVEN BETTER than a re-switch!
  10. I love The Princess Switch and am excited. gonna rewatch the first one today
  11. excuse the bump but I just realized 3 DAYS UNTIL THE PRINCESS SWITCH SEQUEL!
  12. AlmostAGhost

    #Kinspooled miniseries #3

    here's the voting for the final choice! https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/J2TSLJM?fbclid=IwAR1CmhArK20mq0Jp6H73Db0yreI0H1IL_MhPvt-tkhcqEV56zdJilNUOmZY
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    Musical Mondays Week 105 Pippin

    This was what got me. It really didn't feel artistic in any way. It felt very amateurish to me.
  14. AlmostAGhost

    Raising Arizona

    yea definitely. though i get on a superficial level it's 'stealing a baby' vs. 'finding a rug', one is clearly more emotionally resonant. but i don't see how that's a knock against Lebowski. i think it was purposeful, to find a story that feels frivolous. actually that's what the Coens do best! a seemingly trivial occurrence triggering a whole world of drama/comedy/whatever.