Yikes @ that tiebreaker. Well at least I like Hell or High Water well enough (as opposed to The Lobster which I just consider outright bad), but I’ll never quite understand this board’s fascination with it...
I’m sure it won’t get any other votes but I’ll go with The End of the Tour for 2015.
Oh, come, come be my waitress and serve me tonight
End of the Tour is alright but I didn't feel it delved much further than "basic overview of some facets of Wallace's personality/outlook/life that influenced his incredible art". The ending is very touching though.
The Hateful Eight - not perfect, but a really great script, one of the most quotable movies in recent years, functions across genres, even plays as a theater piece with the location conceit and narrative peripeteia and distinctive ensemble, and as hilarious as it is... it's also seriously going about its themes, smartly and craftily, as QT has something on his mind... in terms of the lie at the heart of the American promise, the ways we lie to ourselves and would rather marvel at the artifice of progress, not to mention its parody of justice, and race relations........
Post by Johnny_Hellzapoppin on Jul 14, 2019 9:35:38 GMT
The Lobster for the tie-break. I voted it in 2016, even though it's 2015 for me, as I figured it's where it had the best shot. I'm glad it made the tie-break, and against a film which would be my actual 2016 choice without The Lobster sticking its claws in.