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  1. Gee. I hope you are right. I can go along with that. It wasn't how I interpreted it at all, but I would love for it to be that way.
  2. Hopefully tomorrow I can make my way back to read some of the previous comments on this thread.
  3. So. I found this to be an immersive, spiritually insightful film. Until.... Spoilers.
  4. Did you see the fellow at the 1:11 mark. He's hard to catch.
  5. Her line about being a rebel is great. This might be an interesting and complex character. Also, it looks like it might be a film that adheres to the Star War universe (with the look and feel), but without falling into the trappings found in the Force Awakens. I'm in.
  6. Attica

    The BFG

    The CGI character also seems to have a bit of that "dead eye look."
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    The BFG

    Certainly has some great shots in it.
  8. You know. I had thought about the Brood but didn't remember it well enough to remember if it was valid.
  9. It's still there though, in the Babadook (between the mother and child, not the monster.) It's a strong element of where the film ends up.
  10. I'll throw these up quick for consideration in the 10 minutes that's left. See what you folks think. If any are seconded then I'll fill in the details tomorrow. Nominate. Flatliners Let Me In The Fly Babadook
  11. But with the Babadook mercy is shown between the mother and child at the end, right? Or am I forgetting something. Let Me In plays a bit different than Let the Right One in. At the very end the child may very well be showing mercy to the vampire and vice versa. Yes it is about how a person becomes evil. That's part of it's questions. But at the end there is also the question of mercy. I'm just not quite sure where it lands with how much mercy is shown. The Fly is about a variety of things (I think it's also a partial allegory for the AIDS crisis that was beginning at the time), but there is certainly an element of mercy there at the end. All of those films are about evil or vengeance, or whatever as part of their plot, sure, but remember there as to be that element (or something similar) in a story as part of it's path to mercy, if mercy is there.
  12. Yeah Groundhog day isn't direct enough. So far as Tree of Life with the dinosaur business, it's only a small part of the film, and while it's an interesting question of what he's saying philosophically it's also a little ambiguous as to whether or not it is actually mercy. Flatliners is interesting. I think it's worth nominating and a few of us having a watch. Are the nominations closed yet? It's 10:21 where I am. The Fly has an element of mercy. That is worth considering. Another Horror Film I was thinking of was "Let Me In", although the mercy question at the end is ambiguous. The two characters might be showing each other mercy, or there might be manipulation and other motives, or there might be a bit of both. What about the Babadook? There's certainly mercy between the mother and the child?
  13. Title Joyeux Noel Director: Christian Carion Year: 2005 Language: English IMDB Youtube Artsandfaith
  14. Title: Enemy Mine Director: Wolfgang Petersen Year: 1985 Language: English IMDB YouTube
  15. Speaking of Christmas stories. Could Groundhog day be considered a film about mercy? It isn't active, but if one was to imagine the there is a spirituality behind the film, then he was shown mercy in having so many second chances. Also. I've been wracking my brain in order to try and think of a good horror feature that is truly about mercy (I mean where it is fundamental to the outcome of the story- not just in places throughout.) That would be great to have on the list, but they are certainly hard to come by.
  16. Golly. Tsotsi is a great choice. I'm glad we didn't miss that one.
  17. I wonder how close they will try and keep this to the original "Shining" film stylistically. It's a story that could allow for a very different style, and this in the current era of filmmaking. But the original film is so iconic that they might want to have some sort of stylistic connections. Maybe also if they are going to be having some flashback scenes. I can also see them going with a different style that would really play up the pulpiness of this story, and I can't see that as a good decision, at least overall, even though it is kind of pulpy in places. For some reason the film that comes to mind when I think of this story as film is "Something Wicked this Way comes."
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    The Witch (2015)

    It probably would have been better if it ended there. It would have been more artful (arthouse?) and it would have left us wondering what in the hell went on. As it was, we were given some understanding that probably didn't serve the film, and wasn't really all that scary anyhow. Also, I thought that the film felt cut off abruptly WITH the extra footage when it might not have felt that way if the film ended when you had mentioned.
  19. It certainly is an intriguing trailer.
  20. This might be worth following. A review.
  21. I don't really disagree with that actually. I'm just going from the impact on myself as a 13 year old. I don't think most youth are considering those things in regards to the films, but rather are seeing the overall goodness that was likely intended. Older teens might be a different story. I think its like those old Hammer films. I ten year old is busy being thrilled and spooked by the monsters or even the morality at play in those regards (the good conquering evil) and has little notice that there is so much cleavage. So far as the later Superman films. They really were such a departure both in theme and quality that I wasn't thinking of them. The third one was intentionally a dumb comedy that lost so much, and the fourth is so bad as to almost be a parody of the first two.
  22. I don't think I mentioned this earlier, but it had occurred to me that this film could have very well have been using its religious imagery and various talk surrounding religion to give us a film that wasn't an allegory for Christian beliefs and God, but rather a replacement. The Metahumans become the saviours. The demonic is literally turned upside down and replaced by an alien being. There's talk of God in the sense of dying or being killed off. etc. So the film might not be schizophrenic, in that it may be on the same page of replacing God all throughout. But, even though I originally enjoyed this film much more than Man of Steel (I hated the second half) and saw that it was trying to interact with some deeper ideas (even if it didn't really successfully go anywhere with them), I found myself wondering about the youth who would be watching this film. It's a film dealing with adult ideas (or should I say trying to deal with them) which may not be a bad thing in and of itself, but what about the Superman who is a true boy scout, and a real role model for kids to live up to. He was that for me in the late 70's early 80's films. I remember those films having a significant impact on me. But that Superman is lost to our youth and I have to wonder if there is anything that can replace him? Sure isn't Deadpool.
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