Originally Posted by zerkalo
la la land
should probably stop cinema-dates altogether bc i cant remember the last time a good film came out
What did you think sucked about it?
What did you think of his last film, Whiplash?
Actually it looks like a number of decent movies came out near end of year. Still there was a glut of so-so in mid-year and fall.
EDIT: Three last films I watched were:
Passengers: Surprisingly had a lot of honest emotings centered around what Jim does early in the movie... but then they lost their balls by switching the focus of the plot + opted for an emotionally dishonest ending. Wish they hadn't; Lawrence nails her scenes except for the one she was misdirected on, and she and Pratt have chemistry.
The Girl on the Train: Blunt is decent as an actual female alcoholic, but movie is basically Lifetime for Women rated R. It did inspire me to rewatch Presumed Innocent (a better movie), which is a similar story format but with a male unreliable narrator.
Elle: Great acting, interesting character study + her complex response to masked rape and what her final option is. Believe it or not, Verhoeven directs and does well -- it's his first movie done in french, I think (it's subtitled for us lame-o americans).