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Thread: 2017 what films are you watching?

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    Senior Member catherine's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by iris lilies View Post
    " Schindler's List" is a great film but it is still schmaltzy Spielberg. "A Beautiful Life" is truly beautiful, and also commercial but without the schmaltz.

    This is all just my opinion, of course. I've got nothing against him, really, he just hasn't made a film on my top 20 list.
    A like both of those films, but Schindler's List reduced me to sobs, and, like Donald Trump, I don't cry . I just like that type of schmaltz. I cried buckets watching many schmaltzy, idealistic movie musicals: Camelot, Man of La Mancha, Carousel. Then there was Stella Dallas. I don't cry, but I sure cried then.
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    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
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    Within the past week I watched

    Hero, a nice enough piece about an aging movie actor who is known for one role 40 years ago

    Lady Bird, newly out in theaters. This has nothing to do with Lady ird Johnson.
    It is about a high school girl in the last year of high school and her dreams to leave her town, and her relationship with her mother. This is excellent! Soaroise Ronan and Laurie Metcalf star in it, both very talended Indie performers. Everyone will like this simple family story.

    The Florida Project, about a 6 year old girl who lives with her mother in a cheap motel near Disneyworld. The girl runs free during the day, which is both exhilerating for the viewer and worrisome. The very small plot takes a loooooooooooong time to unfold. William Dafoe is super fine in this. This is heavy on character study and light in conventional plot.

    most people here will not like The Florida Project, but I liked it very much.

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    Senior Member iris lilies's Avatar
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    The film getting tons of buzz here is Three Billboards in Ebbings, Missouri starring Frances McDormand, Woody Harrelson, and others including Peter Dinklage. It opens next week here.

    It is only six weeks until the end of the year for Oscar films to be released. NOTHING has had the double whammy impact on me as last yearks brilliant Moonlight and Manchester by the Sea. But that is ok, it is not often that I get two deeply moving films back to back. Both immediately went on my top 20 list of favorite films. I had to knock off a couple, dont remember which ones.
    Last edited by iris lilies; 11-18-17 at 3:51pm.

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