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Episode 39 · 1 month ago

Best Films of 2020: Our Top 10s (with a cliffhanger)

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Yes, it's that time! Finally! The Talking Images team is ready to open up and talk through our top 10 favourite films of 2020 - granted, with a cliffhanger.

You are listening to talking evictionthe FICIAL PODCAST OF IM FOR COM. Well, hello, WE'RE WRONG! I'm Chris andlet's go just put it like this. It's count down time the year two thousandand twenty s done and as always, it's time to go through our very favoritefilms of the year that was and wow we have gone through so much prep for hisepisode. I don't think we've ever prepared so long or so hard for asingular episode in talking images history over the last six or sevenmonths, yet actively exchanged recommendations and slowly formed ourlists to the point that they feel that yes, we're ready for this. So if youever listen to any of our previous and best of yer episodes, you know thestructure already, but just in case you don't it's pretty simple. We will firstlist the films that, unfortunately, we cannot dig that into in this episode.That is our number ten to six favorite films off there and then they'll getinto the actual discussion taking turns each of us. I present our fifth choicewith comment and distruction from the others and once tone we move on to ourfourth trois. Third, second and finally, our number opic of twenty twenty. Inthe cases where a film is on Multiple Ists, we will skip it for this pot andallow the person who loves the most the presented thins, because, as our loveof the films grow, each film will be given more and more time. But let me Isaid this is very few overlaps there. So let's just jump straight into it andrun through the films that unfortunately, could not make theproper discussion portion of the episode well, unless some good Americanactually picked it for their top five, starting with you mature. What are yourten to six favrit film of there? I Gris Hoever. I actually have a good solarianin soul, because two of my six entends are on son, so high and I attainingeight so we get to those later, but the other ones. I want to theseion French comedy by the name of osomething monoi by number nine, simply black in English and as nay might imply.It's a comedy about space relations in forms. Right now, which is a subjectyou don't see as much in French comedies as you do in American ones,for example. So it's a really fresh perspective on the subject that can besometimes difficult to name rights and some cans at either the star anddirector is really breaking food at him. In a way that I got my number seven isa documentary who genos again the French documentary it's about an opethat was made in France, recent theater, eighteenth century offer, but made withstreet dancers, and so it's this mending of two words in the artworkright of the street, with the very traditional form of the ope and it's afascinating documentary, essentially your making after commentary, but theywere done and then my number six would be the invisible man, the NM, that is a loss just a great horseand perfectly the Futin excellent performance at its center by ElizabethParson, actress, absolutely love and some these stand up sins, just a D, anexlent execute it often. So what are your ten to six favorite film? Chris? Ihave you one. First of all, I just want to talk a bit about my explorationthrough two thousand and twenty films. I managed to see one hundred and fortyfour films in total, as I was desperate to try and find five favorites.Unfortunately, I could only find four favorites, but there were a lot offilms I really loved amongst them. So my top Sane Counou starts with numberten Grettel and Hansel an absolutely beautiful horror, film that reinventsthe Classic Fairy Tale with a strike and soundtrack and e really creepyvisuals that make for an incredibly atmospheric experience. Number nine isa comedy shiver, baby and Astute comedy about a Jewish college student whobumps into both her sugar, daddy and ex Gill friend, whilst with her parents ata funeral number. Eight is a film that is in Saul's top five, so we'll get tothat later. Number seven is anything for Jackson, a sinister Canadian horror,film, about a bereaved Satanist copple,...

...who cannot a pregnant lady to carry outtheir evil designs and number six which just missed out on the COT is a filmcalled butchers. This is a horror that borrows heavily from the Texas changeor massacre and rung tune to deliver an unforgettably statistic, ride for forunsuspecting teams who encounter a depraved family when their car breaksdown in the middle of nowhere. So what are the feelings to do with? Perhapseven the sleep over if you could not present them right now, hi Chris Hi,everyone Tomson crely hard up to follow, you've,seen a hundred and forty four films from two thousand and twenty. As ofthis moment, I've seen seventy one have seen less than half of that. You have,even though I feel like I've gone through tons of films from two thousandand twenty myself, even though I haven't seen as many assomewhere other co hosts. I have found quite a few that I like a lot narrowingdown a six to ten wise really hard, as it is, let alone the five through anumber one, but the five films I want to talk about is runners up. One ofthem is a film that I only saw recently on Netflix. It's called spree. It's ablack comedy about an aspiring social media. Star who begins committingmurders, while working as a ride share driver. The film mostly consists of aseries of the vice screens like unfriended or searching, and I lovethose sorts of films and there's lots of dark laughs as hers. Very fewfollowers keep commenting on how fake everything looks and how to scamconversing in a blein when he's actually going through and killing hispeople for Real, so very interesting film, another film. So I guess mynumber nine I'd like to mention is the hunt. It Stars Betty Gilpin, it'sbasically an updating of the most dangerous game, but it's not just thatnot about hunting humans. It's also a movie that constantly changes ourexpectations, so it starts over the whole, a different protagonist only foreach of those characters to be killed, moving to a like character gets killedand we went to like how it gets killed until we finally arrived at Betty,Gilpin and there's a whole of other surprises in store, but I don't want tospoil it too much, but that's an awesome, horror film. My number eight I've also got a horrorfilm. It's a film called the lucky. There's a ton of films called Lucky.This is the film called Lucky, that's apparently showing on shut up streamingsurface. It's about a woman who wakes up at his common tone by a husband. Whynot? The Stranger breaking into the house does so every night things areonly get strangers. She thin continues to fend off the attack out only for himto have Danish whenever she looks away from him. So you constantly wonderingif you're stuck in a time with there's something well supernatural going onand all goes in a very interesting direction. For my number seven for his podcast,I've got a film called Air Conditioner, it's movie from Angola and it's verymeditative. It's Surgu, a state of air conditioning units that aremysteriously falling out of poor buildings. There's some really greatshots of the main character just wandering the streets be. Was thecamera work creeping up from behind him, lots of Neon lising lots of Nifty, lowcamera angles and just prey mysterious? What exactly is going on? And my numbersix, my runner up actually years ago, he mentioned later on by mature, so Iam going to not mention it at the moment, thanks to much thou. My numberten of the year is the Polish Merrygo Round by Doria Washa, which is aritually stunning minday point between essentially article Smokin Paul Raselliin the S, but with a proper cold edge. My number nine is father by Servan KolRich, which almost feels like a Serbian take of canned loge, with a crushinglook at family separation and power in the quality between the state andparents, or, in this case a father who simply won't give on my number eight. I actually share afilm with soul, air conditioner by Frederick A cuty artels film, from agoal which, just like salsas, has this stunning neon. Look where airconditioner or unites keeps tolling for buildings. All around a class basedsociety following is to people from the lower voting class or servant classes,trying to figure out how to replace their bosses air conditioner with a lotof humor along the way. My number seven is Wendy by Ben Cyclin, who is bringingthe same kind of Vistara strength and beauty ashe created for beast of thesouthern wild immersing us in a really...

...different, take on the Peter Pan Story,based in the almost scary and unnerving play of children and finally, on mynumber sixth position, I have some children by my in maid ristine feelslike a near realist. Fairy Tale blending the innocence of Childhood andHorse. Reality is not just a battle of good or evil. It's not just aninspiration of silis fantasy and wonder, but this is his crushing sense of thereal world around them and idea that their dreams really just is a fairytale. It's just that beautiful harsh film. I strongly recommend to every oneand with that we are into the real episode. The real meat of things willstart, distrusting the films amongst ourselves. So, turning to you again atyour, what is your fifth favorite film of Two Thousand and twenty all right.So my number five is warfares the Irish animated fim by Catons, this Tudo, whodid some of the sea and the secret of cats escuse with a very distinctivestine. But I think war focus is the best. Yet it takes place during thecornist of Ireland by the English and the common who is the main villain,even though his liver name and it's about two girls. One of them is Englishand from the city, but you know the adventurous type, and the other isIrish and Worfolk, which is basically the Irish version of whereon, and it'sall based on the real history of the English, basically exterminating thewals of islands at the time, basically true and the themselves to pipeline,because worms are kind of a problem and it bes a good coming of age story ofadventure while using both the historical contexts of English conistonand the for plow surrounding the Irish forest should great effect that whatmakes this Tim special for me is the animation. It really feels like a stepup for catron saloon. They are mending their unique style, which is especiallygreat for these, which details backgrounds with some animal touches inthe action sees. That's really help doing a lot of Gynai and vitality tocon film. You get this contest between the reading blocking and an you peopleand the flowing and round characters from the first, and it's all a perfectcombination with those elaborate backgrounds you actually that great useof color, especially when fire is involved, good music, which againbreaks a bitch with the house dine by having a full song in its new its in all that works surprisingly.Well as an emotional hypers, that's began something that's reminded me abit of Adin, where you often have this kind of pop song in the middle and yeah.It was really well here, even though I usually not a fad of that you get. Thisreally rely accomplished animated Tim and that taks very engaging and itsital convention still very emotionally fulfilling story of these two girlshaving to work with their differences and obviously learn something along theway, but not in a not not preach. Just a very good coming, eventially see war.fuckers me fat so well focus. I agree. It's a very great looking film. I thinkthe point that you've made mature about the animation. The contrast between thecharacters is a really good point and the backgrounds are gorgeous and there's some really great effectsin there. The characters carton as they bleed. It's just a really striking.Looking film as a narrative, though described it as a little conventionaland I'd probably say that's, maybe an unstate. The story really didn't grabme at all. It all seemed very you know, old heart stuff that I've seen beforethe focal. I'm mythology didn't interest me at all: I'm not really intomythology much in the first place and it didn't grab at all. I've got youknow. A young girl and a father want listen, and she eventually wins himover and so like yea being there done that sort of thing, so, as a narrate ofthe film didn't really engage with me, although I do think it does quite aspunky young protagonist didn't really engage me as a story, but I agree thatit was a beautiful looking film yeah, I'm pretty much in the same, but a Sol.I think that it's a stunning film. I think that the animation style that tomore has developed stands out for a reason, but in termsof just plotting and this film is and a fairly basic fairy tale like it just aseasy have been brought to life by this near Pixar. It just felt like a littlebit too slight. I mean it's a great children's filmo. Certainly I thinkchildren will enjoy this. For Yes to...

...govern is a very good film for adultsas well, but it just didn't quite strike me as a great film for adult. IfI can fit it like that, I would have to agree with both soul and Chris. Theyhit the nail on the head with this one: It's a beautiful film, there's, nodoubt about striking visuals animated, really well, there's also some reallygood voice at to from underneath see in the lead of the young girl, and it'salways great to hear Shawn Beans Noli voice as well, but it was the theconventional story telling that Matieni himself that didn't really grab me assuch. It's a traditional story, and it's well told, though it lacks theexcitement to to really draw you and that's what I felt anyway, so a goodfilm, but just shave of being a great one. From my perspective, so just to torespond, I out, I definitely to see what you go are saying. Yes, I agree.It's quite conventional, but I do think there's you mentioned so the father whowon't listen like I do think like a character. For example, he works quitewell. I think he's not just putting there as an obstacle to the plops right,because that's often the problem with this kind of stories- and I think maybeit's the very sitting. I think the rising is just smart enough to make outof those formato tropes work well from me and a just the support. The amazing Ainan. I think the time isquite smart about its historical, complex. The way it depicts thisopposition between common, which began not name, he just didn't, go lotprotect or us. You know you, history, know that him and he's almost fanatic,Catholicism or catiat rather and the way it's supposed to the paganism,which is obviously really linked to the one of that for Lo. I think that'sactually vertically smarty done, even thoughhe's obviously villain this kind of this recognition. That's the world thatis that this magical world, it is dying, it is disappearing and that's notsomething you can really stop. I think the thing has a sad esista is not thatcome for animated tin, so I think that that it does have strength nativelyfrom as well on to Tom. What is your fifth favorite film of Two Thousand andtwenty? So my fifth plot film of Two Thousand and twenty is Minori. Nowminori is a charming and understated drama that uses simple. Yet exquisitestory, talent to paint a vivid picture of life for a humble Korean family whomoved to Arkansas to start a farm during the s chasing. The Americandream is at the heart of this time of story and, as you would expect, thereare a few hordle on the way that test the steric family, not at least thetelling cultural gap between the traditional values of the family'sgrandma and the playful nature of two adorable grandchildren director Lee asit then frames the drama with elegant compositions that capture the magic ofa livelihood revolving around farming and the beautiful scenes of nature areoften spell bounding. The story told is nothing new, though it's delivered insuch an accomplished manner that it is easy to overlook this aspect as you'vecoming lost in a brilliantly refined picture that tangles with your emotionsand talks at your heart strings. So I really did like Minari not as much asTom, but I do think it's a very solid film. It's Petray, you know fivecharacters to come across as a genuine down to Earth family and some of thedifficulties that they experience along. The way the strongest aspect of thefilm for me is a relationship between me, son and the grandmother, or atleast that's what staying in my mind, the most in the mouth sits watching itand the actress who won the Oscar for playing the role she's fantastic Ich,is very feisty, her interactions with the grandson. I just like excellent andthe way you know she accidentally embarrasses him in public. You know,Ding Dong doesn't work or, but the flame was was great. It's also really nice. The way that hecomes to accept the grandmother after having so much friction towards are notwanting her to be there in the first place. Although for me that came verysuddenly, I would have liked it to be a more gradual thing more buildingtowards you know him going from wanting to try and choke her on some sort ofdrink or whatever, or to I'm actually coming to love her as a grandmother ofwhat I really wanted, something a bit more gradual with that, whereas itseemed very sudden, but still the interaction between those charactersare really out the hog the film for me, although I know a lot of it's alsoabout Steven UN's performance and also value him trying to like growing likefarmers, own crops but yeah a definitely a very sore film yeah. Onceagain, I mean a very similar place as...

...obvious is that I think it's a verywell made film just once again, it's very well active film. It's a strongdrama, but I just didn't think it quite reached greatness. So it's just. It hasall the elements of being a very good film. It just doesn't pack that final,strong parent, and at least for me Mono, is a thing. That's I'm not sure. Whydid I expect it to be a feel good thing, and it has some aspects of thatespecially earlier on, and I think maybe I got that in question because ofwhat so talked about with Vivian of the grandson with the grandmother, whichhas a lot of comedy, but it's actually a bit more complex than that, and Iended up being much more interested in the parents really than than thatrelationship with which most people have blown down to. I think Steven, UNand consecutives a great performance in the end. I guess I agree with all ofyou that it's a good film, not necessarily one, I think quite witchesrightness, but definitely well made well within German and especiallyreacted by Steven absolutely and by you and you young. If we place thegrandmother as well. I think that these troopers are clearly standouts in thisfilm and it does have a lot of great emotion there. I think it's just itstrikes me is that's a little bit slightly. It does tie into somesocietal critique and some part of the immigrant experience, but it doesn'ttie that closely to it. Like there's, some really subtle, for instancecritics of economics, but you have to have literally been in America in theis to feel those minors things there. Itcould have been so much more, perhaps the most interesting thing about minorities that I think about almosthalf of it is in Korean, which is quite intriguing for an American dicefilm and a quite bold choice, not something that certainly elevates it inthe discourse, but just as a general narrative, it is just like. I said I avery, very good film yeah. I guess it's kind of a trend because we got withlast year. I think we got the fair Wan, basically in American Tim, but withhalf of it in Mauna. It caused all of those controversies. Both both thingsdid with being classified as for in firms for some word ceremonies, becausethey just look at language anyway yeah. I E that it is an interesting aspect ofthe thing right, a good way to look at a egos population in the country, likethe US really alone, as to see them domestically and to see how thelanguage is a huge part of, what's being iligant or son or daughter of amoving. Definitely, it's encouraging to see films that it sharing multiplelanguages, for you know large parts in the one time- and I agree with Christhat we know I could be seen a slight with regards to the social commentaryit offers. But I suppose it's it's a simple tale about a family who you knowthey're hoping for a simple life, and I don't feel that it necessarily needsthat complexity. It allows the drama to be center stage and, as most macos havementioned, the interplay between the five main characters is brilliant onand that's what really grabbed me? And you know I found it a great reallyheart- warming film. That's all what is your fifth favorite film of the year.Anybody who knows me knows that I love time Lop Films From Ground Hog Day toHappy Death Day to the recent boss level. So I pretty much knew that I wasgoing to love my number five of two thousand and twenty before even sittingdown to watch it. But even so I can say that Palm Springs really impressed me.So Palm Springs involves a wedding guest who is stuck in a timely and he'sbeen stuck in it for ages, and his life is suddenly shaken up when heinadvertedly brings a young woman into his Tiele. While there are many timelook films out there, this one tries something different by having itsPatagia start off in the middle of the look. That said, you know, since then,I actually have seen boss levelly start offing under all blue also, butgenuinely the characters don't start off in the middle of the time Lope. Theother thing which is very different about palm springs, is having modelpersons in the same loop. It is something that's been done before.There's a Canadian film called repeaters and there's also a filmcalled a day from South Korea, which I would highly recommend, but whereas aday is structured as a beat the clock thriller with the two people trying towork and gathering information to stop an accident and repeaters is all aboutthe time lot. Victims representing different spectrums of morality in PalmSprings, it's actually about the characters having fun and having a goodtime, while growing, changing and learning a little bit more of eachother, while the world around them remains the same, just like sal and anabsolute socker for films that involve...

...time loops. So I was very excited tosee palm springs, having heard a lot of Boutet and it didn't disappoint at all.It was my number eight pick of the year, so it narrowly missed being in my topfive and I really enjoyed that it started out in the middle of the time.loopers the soul mentioned is quite a novel idea. I know boss levels done itand there's obvious, but at the time I saw palm springs. It was quite new tome that, and it really struck a cord with me. I really like the mist haleelements surrounding the time loop concept. I think they work really wellthe fantasy side of it. There's some nice little touches that add a bit ofdepth to the film there and it basically just hits all the right notesas a breezy entertaining comedy, it's so fun, it's easy to watch and thenature of time. No films means that there's things that you won't pick upon the first time, but you will appreciate, as you watch it again andagain, so just like ground her date. I can see myself coming back to this onetime and time again, and I know that I'm always going to have a fun timewith it. Also a thing I like a Latics, Manin bootin and one of the things Imentioned be higher on Solis. Guess I'm not as well versed as you guys are inthe type of thing. So my comparison is the obvious one Grandad Day and I thinkyou see, what's adding other collectors? Have more agents really does to defendit? Just works so much better as a romantic comedy because of that, and Ithink the truth is a very charismatic I love. Obviously an December is veryfunny and I locusta who I knew from her metal murther of all things she didn'tget a great morning, that's, but she was already great and I love to see herget a thing where she she gets to be secret, charming and in to the funnyyes just or a great time and now a few things on your list so that have thispop tied and when it's to win that that kind ofstarted. It's just such a pleasure to me and- and I think pom Springs- is agreat example of that. Okay, thanks guys, it's really great to hear thefeedback for me about Palm Springs, because I know my taste in film doesn'talways have an oil up with everybody else, and it's really great to see theguys weren't bored with this. I am very well versed in Tin, wit, films. Iremember toling to Tom About it, and I'd mentioned some like the Egyptian, athousand gratulations and films that he have even heard also seen. A lot ofthem are double digits worth a least, and I hum springs death lay betweenstarting in the middle of the time low, having the modal characters just up tothe Andy. so much in different things that have been done before and like youguys are mentioned actually just makes a really great romantic comedy and notreally wrong com guy. But this one really worked and I agree thoroughlyabout the performances both the leads did an excellent job in the film. Ithink it's also worth mention at this stage, because myself and soul, sowe're excited by the prospective of temment films that we are looking to doa podcast episode in the future. So that's want to look out from and bythat time I might even have seen Pan Springs. So my number five of thousand twentycould also be described as, but no I can't describe or the time never mindednothing to do with that. But it's the metamorphasis bird by Caterina Mosconsales, which weaves memories stories, letters and images into a vitallypractic family sort are so colorful and a lie that is impossible, do not becomeentirely mesmerized. It's just incredible how it creates such apowerful dream, like in hypnotizing fabric, that course out an almost invisited area in cinema, a to borderland between documentary filmmaking and thispersonal expression. It's not so much that it tests the limit ofdocumentation and fiction last equation as just rarely attempts. The latter atall, like stories, are told or read from diaries leaders or real people,even the director herself, and yet what they are shown is first, the form ofrepresentations of what we are called as it creates a vent of remembrancesecho secrets, longings and connections, including a self assessment. It leavesus with more than the feeling of any kind of traditional SA film. It's justa unique, ritually incredible slide of cinema that, unlike almost anythingelse that I've seen, I really like the Mitosis of birds. It's, as you said, averypoetic film visually quite striking.

I would say I enjoyed the first part ofit, which is very, has no focus for me on this story of H, r of the filmarsfamily. I we enjoyed the way cave on sets us to see, because this fame is insome ways all about the time war. You mentioned jokingly that it's kind ofhas a ti in with form springs early on, but it does yeah. It is about thepassage of time but montait in some ways, and the sea is just such apowerful symbol of that paste, powerful of something that is eternal and alwaysmoving at the same time, and I think she uses that very smartly and havesome beautiful images out of that. I do think the family loses a bit as I getsmore into the maybe the metal nature of its the cross between documentary andfiction that you love so much Chris May CA. I W quite a war from me, which isoh, it's yeah Ponin a D and One o. The metamorphosis of birds didn't reallywork for me. Sadly, the combination of documentary and Art House left me cold.There's some nice images, but rather than drawing me in the narrative feltalienating I couldn't connect with the story atall. Despite my best efforts, it felt too personal and yet somehow quitedistant. At the same time, I didn't want to deter people fromwatching it because, obviously, Chris and Matt you are a great fans of it,but if you're not specifically into arthos cinema, I think this might bequite a challenging for e and experience yeah. I would agree totallywith Tom About it being a challenging film. I was interesting that whenChristan impossible not to be mesmerized by it and I'd, say you knowearly on I'll agree with that. It was definitely very captivating when I satdown to watch than he had all these extreme close ups and the film wasrefusing a cut away to medium shots. Definitely very striking the ways puttogether, but you know, as the film went on, I guess I just got. You knowvery tired of it. Like Tom said it's a bit alienating, Icouldn't really find myself grasping into it and just the mixture of youknow, fiction and documentary, and where is it starting? Where does it end?I sort of like for myself getting lost along the way. The images were great,especially the ones of the ocean. You've got ouse some fast cord in shotsof flowers blooming, which always looks lovely whenever it's captured on film,but you Greta Lot with what mature said that it starts off really well, thefirst part of it's pretty good, but then it's sort of for me at least itloses its way as it goes along and by the end of it I was just like. No, thisfilm, unfortunately wasn't for me, that's actually really good. I think wehave adequately informed our listeners of who will actually like this. So ifyou like strong visuals- and you know unique, but they get into it at least-enjoy the first, the first half or first portion of the film and then, ifyou knock that into our towser enough that into poetry or films, that kind ofjust play around with the cinematic language you may drop out that goesalong. Let's a pretty good set up and just a slight spoiler for later. Ithink my number four film will be even rose or people who are not necessarilyinto our Al Film. So I can just drop that little nugget of information rightthere before we move on to our number four peaks of two thousand and twentystarting once again with mate yeah, so mana before is Davy fincher's man. Thething that's, I think, has suffered from being judged upon the author ofsin can and not, generally of being seen as the time about who will in game.That, obviously, is a huge part of the props, but the question of authorshipbetween him and Mankowitz and awesome words is really nice to tims mainconcern. I think it's more about Mancipi as this man who has a Anistonand he has spent his whole life dissenting himself from the world. Bybeing this cynical and funny observer sitting on the sidelines in places likewill, young nurses mentioned and amusing himself of the pretensions ofbig stars and basically making a living of that the flashback structure of thefin is dotest there to manage citizen can, but obviously that suppress it'snot a fremit as the work of someone who is reflecting on the merits of takingaction of trying to directly influence the world around you, people like Cainand William Hurston, awesome wealth. For that matter. I have a kind ofpeople who make history right. There is this big personality. Is that areunavoidable? They they shade the room around them, and people like Hermanmechanics are often the ones who write it from the corner and that positioncan be very comfortable. But I think...

...part of the question that man asked is:Is it productive? Is it helpful and how does it feel to be in that home? That'swhy so much of the film is spent, on the one hand, nine hundred and twentyfour California election for governor the moment where make it had to facethe compromise of his position in Hollywood, an industry that representseverything he despises and loves to making, but is also true the place hebelonged in, and so this a position between the political vitensis ofHollywood in his own, and that is all related. The thing that its inane is,but it talk for building this completely independent Carter study.That's also just to delight ly, within dive into thirtys Hollywood andfeatures a particularly great performance by. I am on the Siehe as myan Davies, because I haven't talked about that. But the relationshipbetween make and Davis is another complex aspects of this soul and theirsins together, both very entertaining just to dialogue, very sharply witten,and then she directed it well. But it's also deeply revealing about on theirunderstanding of what their place in the world is and Pacific. In thiscontext of Holly Good thinis having fun with the sheer audacity of making athing that is literally an awsome were his shadow, but putting in Cigar Burnsand all of that stuff and an amusing immersion in the golden age ofHoneywood, but it mainly for me his offer, O o Poso drama, this characterof a writer who's propitia on the sidelines of the so called great men,and that's what I love about the Inter Emotional implicity of of thosecharacters. I think for me almost everything in this film work extremelywell, except that in you bring out now there is this emotional connection tothe characters in his stronger, greater, wholly strong focus on Perman mangywich. I mean, I think, it's a beautiful, looking film, I ther's Manitu,fantastic soft in it and it's clear just how much they would ventureenjoyed should then in black and light, and I also think it is a film that's incredibly good if you're acharacter actor. I mean you mentioned him on the side it who it's kind oflike a not quite a Colin. That has a reallylarge meteor role in it, but there's so many and sad characters here, like anactor, has really been any attention to me for Arles Howard, who plays Louis BMayer mayor and is just fantastic in. It is just you know, steals the spotlife and there's so much essentially action when it speaks so much focused,not to mention Charles Tance as Willy Randal first himself, who is alsoincredible to warden, so many great lines. So I think the droping exchangesare just but don. I think where it loses itself a little bit is just thisbalance and also trying to be a great drama, because it's balancing so manystories and focuses at the same time that it never quite comes together. Asthis be holdes a really good film, it's Toroll entertaining there's lots ofgreat performances in it, and Gary Holman is definitely great. So it'sjust a really strong film that I can absolutely recommend yeah.Unfortunately, I need to be at the sentince on a man with that said,though, what mature mentioned earlier on about the film getting somedetraction because of comparisons to citizen can will, with it being how Iapproach films and reading up as little about them as possible. It was myassumption that the movie was going to be about, principally the writing ofthe citizen can and therefore I actually made an a point to re, washTis in cane immediately before sitting down and watching Mak, which inretrospect is probably the worst thing I could have possibly have done. So Ispent the whole of man sitting down and trying to draw comparisons betweencauses and cane and the movie man which I probably shouldn't have done so isTranto. Look for like similarities between the stories of it and beingabout larger than life, characters. Looking for love and the similarsimilarities aren't really there, and that's probably because the movie manisn't really about the riding up sides and can is the SUP lot. But then thefilm was market. It is about being about the line of Sasan Cane, so itorally as a tricky one, but you know my experience of the film I did find itquite you know frustrating because I was looking for it to be about says incane and it wasn't- and I guess the whole Hollywood back story and the INSand outs wasn't too interesting for me. I guess I'm other than you know a memorable partwith somebody cause for man in the bathroom or whatever they're. Lookingfor Joseph L, man kits not Herman Man, Cue some to the director of AlderEvenstar, but you know other than a couple. Things like thatit didn'treally do much. For me, the visuals I...

...mean black and white always looks great,but I was really hoping for more visuals that actually reference that isin cane. So I guess I just overawed the film a thorough disappointment andmakes probably actually my least favorite David Finch to film. That said,I did enter it with a on mindset. I'm coming in somewhere close to soul on myreaction to man have to put a disclaim at there. First, that I'm not a fan ofSistin Cane I've only seen it the once when I was a young, relativelyinexperienced viewer and perhaps not in the right frame of mind, to appreciatethe ground, break and techniques. There's more focused on the story atthat stage, in my view in- and it didn't grab me at all- got to say thatman treads similar ground in that respect. I wasn't particularly a fan ofthe story, but I could appreciate the approach and the techniques used byfincher to make this very beautiful. Film I mean one thousand nine hundredis Hollywood, looks absolutely stunning. The lavish costumes and set designs atis a striking backdrop, and some on the acting is just sublime. Gary Oldman isalways excellent and deservedly use nominated for the Oscar, but I have tosay that that the right person won the ask in this case which will forget tolater on in the episode. So I can certainly appreciate that that monk isa well made well executed film, so I wouldn't say I particularly enjoyed itas such yeah. So this is why I really emphasized the character and politicalaspect of it, because I know that most people did not really have for that. Idon't they get with Wachis on which is, I do agree with. Wegot kiss said about big quiet of. It is also how far it is wit how it's thisdied into this world. I've heard his Hollywood, which we at his people whocare about ten, have, as is some familiarity, men and definitely me withthe how strong decas is across the garden, especially Charles Dances. Ididn't mention him, but he is having a lot of fun being William Hurst on a getstand out of a well Tom. What is your fourth favorite film of Two Thousandand twenty? My fourth favorite film of Two Thousand and twenty is one thatalso appears in souls top five, so we'll skip it for now and get into thata bit later in the episode, Oh exciting and moving on to Sol what this year anumber fourth year, the film that I've selected as my number for of twothousand and twenty is one that I knew almost nothing about before sittingdown to watch it. The IMDB banner ads cleverly worked, though, because thisAmazon, prime original and after receiving God and globe domination forbest comedy actress, a decided to find e, give it a go, and after watching it,I actually alter my globe predictions on Gold Derby and I successivelymanaged to predict Rosamond Pike, winning and the Golden Globe, butdeservedly to because I think it's a career best performance for her, and Idon't generally like her as an actress. The film I'm talking about is, ofcourse they care a lot. That's the name of the film I mean I do care a lot, butI care. What's the name of the film in the film pipe plays a ruthlessquaterque legal guardian who is more keen on profiteering of her clientsthan catering for them on caring for them and her life starts spiling out ofcontrol after she doesn't proply that one of her latest victims will the filmbegins as a very dark comedy aggrace more of a thriller. She finds herselfmatching wits with someone who is just as ruthless and more dangerous thanherself and paid by Peter Incolas. He absolutely excels obvious at Pike,there's also great support from Dian West as pikes lates victim, who enjoys tellingher that she screwed and ends up setting her on edge. I don't want tospoil the film too much, but absolutely dug it as a tale of twisted Americandreams and what it takes to be successful. The film has based a bit ofa backlash and reach the recent months. I'm not sure what it is. I don't knowif there's resentment over pike winning the garden blow over Maria Pacova, butfor everything that I've said and more, including the representation of Lisbonas of on screen with it being a plate non issue, the representation of alittle personal and screen with again being a complete, not issue. I justthink there's a lot that really works in the film and I think it's a greatmotion picture, and I said I say I really really enjoyed I care a lot Imean yet again. I want to say not quite great, but it's so good. It'sdeliciously, meanand sleek! This is the...

...film has just loves being itself. Itenjoys all the darkness. It revels in the mean spiritness of thecharacters and the abuses of the system, because it's just this stark satire ofabuses against the elderly and a for profit system in the US just to run amock and left to sociopaths. It's it's just wonderful to watch. It's a lot ofmy only critique, and it is a very small pretie, because there's so manygreat lines in some strong humor there is that I would just like that satireedge to go one step up just embrace it, one hundred percent, because it'salmost there it's almost at that breaking point of just absolute MataInsanity, but it's just stops just short keeping itself a little bit morerounded, perhaps that's better for most regular audiences, and I just wanted toknow, go specific way right and enjoy films more, but it's just a great funwatch so dark. So in spirited that I think anyone who loves mean spiritedthe dark satires that just the revel in it an loves doing what they're doingwill love this. I also had a really great time with care a lot. It's thekind of film that leave you grinning throughout most of its one time. It'sas Chris said it's deliciously, dark, very twisted nature and there's someexcellent performances from a really great pass. One thing that diddisappoint me slightly was that I didn't feel we saw enough of down withbrilliant character. I wanted to see more of her. She was excellent as thestrong defiant matriarch, who is certain that her sons were coming andMessua from the horrible position that that she finds herself and bottom. It'sgot a brilliant, sound track and it's a very unpredictable red, somebrilliantly betting characters and had fully good time with it. So I'm goingto be to the dissenting voice, and I can not I mentioned first thataesthetically, I think the film is very successful. I think it had that thatvisually pop time right and with the sounds like and everything I know thatwork, sweat well, is very fun, but I think something you mentioned. Chris isreally high as the problem I have with it, you mention it's almost there andbeing a satire, and so it's trying to yeah it's having have habits taking itto trying to in some ways be with her, but also condemning her and that'sbalance to me is completely off and that's why the thing just doesn't workfrom, even though I definitely see it's it's quantity in touring discussion tomake about my care that as a satire, I think that yeah, the film does definitely walk abit of a line there between whether it's totally with her or condemning her,and I would probably agree that the dancecould be slightly more towards being with her, because it does not think ofthe age. I think the ending or what happens throughout the end. I don'tthink really goes with the rest of the film and the way the film is going interms of you know, promote, promoting or maybe not, if not quite supportingor whatever you know so, I'm like showing of how different people mightrealize their own American dreams. So yeah look, I sort of understand it, butI look at to it really ruin it for me, because the film isn't just staying inthere. As you know, a dark home, it's not just that. I guess for me,graduates from a dark comedy into a survival is sort of thriller with aTruth Person His classing against crushing against each other. But it's atricky balance to make, and I guess I sort of may be why I like Rosinante inthe Rock, because I don't like her as an actress. I have no idea what it isabout it, but from dying other day up until in through in to like go and go,I watch it was the worst part of going go, but I guess I really like to and Icare a lot, maybe because I don't find her a particularly sympathetic actressto begin off with I've never found of one it gives like. Particularly youknow, in death performances overwise found. I guess a little bit shallow,it's sort of like work for me, but me I guess, for somebody who's more into usthan Pike. As an actress, you know that might not quite be the right balance. I do love the fact that we'rementioning our sound truck, I think it sounds rake, is awesome, and I m a surementioned that also briefly and the color scheme, as an amazing colorscheme. Also, I do agree also with what Tom said that he could have more ofDian was character and then Chris he's excellent and also devi stared. Therewas no Oscar Bat Bark, but yeah, no just a a really interesting motionpicture. Maybe you answer something with the husband take because and thebig fun of her in Gondin, so maybe there's a spectrum in we on oppsitesides of the posie thanks spectrum-...

...and I guess this takes us to my number, for which is a feel I almostfeel like you need to issue some kind of Holton orning for as yes, Monco orMater House by Christy pool is two hundred and one minutes long and it well depending on your sensibilities, Ithe threatens or promises non, stop philosophy. Antiology on screen, I meanit's bars in cepting an exposition. The action takes place almost entirelywithin and outside a large estate, the tiddler matterhorn as the recitingcouple and their guests, all members of the ruling class enjoy an elaborateChristmas dinner throughout the evening, the engaging in depth, discussions ofChristianity, war, politics, morals, enlightenment, Oh and, of course, goodand evil. One thing that it's slowly intriguing here is just the quiet craftof Chris de Furia. He varies. The style in each scene is broken down into sixchapters, and each of them have very different ritual tones. Did they varyfrom you know, for instance, being composed entirely of intimate, closeups or being shocked from a for characters being obscured, and so manyother small twists to keep the visual tension there. While the philosophicaltension also grows because it's a film with so much interpretation, you don'tknow what its actual goal is. Each character have your own motivations,and it's really just like looking into onto the faces of the old world, aworld that we know disappeared. It's a Dennis film, probably a prettydifficult film, but it's also for those who can enjoyit thoroughly. immersive. You might even need to be in the rightgood mindset here, but does this kind of immersive philosophical experiencealmost like a bit of dinner with Andre but with very different atmosphere andtone can just be all encompassing and engrossing, despite the fact that ourprotagonist are often being seated or standing still, Manor House can only bedescribed as an active film. A perhaps of my cause. We disagree with this, butI really don't see a contradiction here, because it actively asks you to engagein what you see to make junkmen and assessments and to try to re your ownconclusions and interpretations. And if this sounds like your type of film, Icannot recommend it enough, but if it has not sound like you're kind of film,you probably avoid it. Unless you have some kind of massacas tic intentionsthere, because anyone who's not into this kind of cinema been most likelynot enjoy themselves. So Man Krog is currently streaming or movie, and whenChris mentioned that it was in his top five of the year, I thought you knowwhy not else sit down and watched it. It's in the Cahessou top ten of theyear, so it's an official check on im doesn't sound too bad could beinteresting. So you know I said down. I got up to the forty minute mark and allthe characters were doing was standing around and talking which you know forthe first yote twenty minutes. It's like this is pretty Agis. Gonta e beencord to staying around talking and they kept going on kit going on that aboutforty minutes and I looked it up in line and yet not film Yhon doesn'tchange from here. I'm just a like. No Tak is too short for this, so I decidedto stop watching Moun Crag at for minute mark and I usually a twentyminute role. If I get ten minutes- and I finished a film- but no life was tooshort to finish it, and the film is going to haunt me now, because I don'thave a I don't mean I list Ers have a movie account, but in my movie countwhen I go and Lo in it comes up as continue watching MOU crag every singletime, it keeps recommending my continue watching it I'm. No. I want to get ridof this and I can like Alan must be some way, but watching you, maybe ifthey as you know they can tell me, but I can't remove it from the continuewatching on until it expires from movie. So I just I can finally gets off amovie, so I can stop being horny by the scone absolutely hated, so I'm sappyChris, that's my peace said and in...

...about it I'm very jealous that soul wasable to turn Manco off, because it was a long three and a half hours, and Ididn't turn it off because I'm still in a d one to start watching a film. Ihave to see it through to the end. Regardless of how I'm finding itbecause you never know a film may improve towards the end, something elsemay happen, so I'm always willing to give it that chance. I have to saythere are some positives, there's good set design, costumes and somerelatively serviceable acting, but other than that. I found it to be atough endurance test. It's not for me, but, as Chris says, is clearly devisefilm, and if you are into that kind of thing, then there is a her chance,you're going to have a good time of it. So I want to apogee to grit for nothaving wept man club, because I feel like I could have supported him on this.It feels like a him that I could have liked, maybe more than Toman, Sol andso yeah e various reasons that why I didn't get to it. Obviously, the onetime is a factor there titus. I could have supported you, but you arealone because of my failings, so I'm sorry, cus o worries about it and yeah. We got through it and we're stillalive and yes or may eventually see it. If it never expires, maybe the pain ofseeing that the reminder, if this be too strong, my eventually push home theAga make me finish hit, but of my g o n w have expire before I get thatdesperate yeah, it's not going to be a positive result. Well, with that we're out to our numbertrees and matter, you can once again kick us off all right. So my numberthree is a French docity Tito P stanse for the melocotoons o its internationaltitle. It's a documentary! That's not so much about the Gijon yellow vestsriots get to place in forms into thousand eighteen and eighteen as it isabout what it means to use violence in DEMOC. The international title isactually quite a good one. If refers to a concept developed by sociologist Maxvibe in the early twentieth century, and that is the idea. That's anessential characteristic of the modern states is that it has the monopoly oflegitimate vilence. All violence not committed by the state is legitimate.David you hand, the Hinemar is, must be going for a pretty typical taking headssupports with two interesting touches here. One of them is that he is oftenconfronting the people he's interviewing with images of the riotsprojected on the big screen, which gets particularly interesting when thepeople in question were involved in them on one side or the other. But theother thing, that's that's. What unique I think to this Wiltis I haven't seenbefore, is that none of the interviews identified during the film? You canobviously guess pretty easy by that. Someone is a cop, an academic member of the so based on what they'resaying, but the choice not to have it on screen. He s very much pointed thekind of democratic approach to the talking heads idea that feeds yeahgenerally know what to me- and I think it's really appropriate to this subjectmatter. He is exploring how modern delocalise work and how they have tocompromise themselves by this use of vilence. He ends up by covering hisbasis at the end, by showing you people and this time telling you exactly whothey are, but it still feels like a pretty bold choice and it's in linewith house mats and how ever headed this booke entries. It's pretty clearthat you find does not take a very kind of view on some of the choices made bythe French governments to fight to riots. It's not a piece of aged proper.It's a genuine attempt to reflect on the questions it raises in how ademocracy genes with political violence, especially one whose ointing story isdeeply rooted, invited some most of them are, but all national anthem is awar song, and the notion of a wit revolves is part of a publican historyright it's to sing for the US and for many democratic ink, and this thisdocumentary doesn't offer easy solutions or condemnations. It's justgenerally asking questions in ways: that's set all the more powerfulbecause of the way that's defend friens in- and I guess I'll add that the andthe French title is Bite More Ironic, as opposed to see International Tito,which is very descriptive. The Ekes I can search is like a country that isquiet right, and it's refers to an incident that was been doing the riots,but it has a little more of a political edge to it, but that still, I think wasI really appreciate in this film- is how level headed and open minded it isin exploring those Os issues. I think that what mat or talked about here interms of its...

...democratic mores and not havingintroductions to the characters and having this kind of internal dialogueabout France makes it a little bit more difficult for people outside of rampsto necessarily get each aspect of it, because I felt that someone who I knowabout these clashes, but I don't have the indecot to really be immersed in it.It feels like you, should have even more Knolles namen, more back story. Healmost lived through it like the French, did to truly get what the film istrying to do, because it feels a little bit more abstract when you're watchingit from afar. It's June it's intriguing, there's some really striking interviews,but just the fact that you know the interviews are not introduced until theend. Wise is a very nice poetic torch when they do that, it does make youfeel a little bit lost. It feels like you, don't get the introduction to theevents that you might want to just dust feel like a really internal film thatyou know doesn't take the time to explain all of the aspects of whathappened. You can have to know more about it. Already. It's not be my mainwarning to foreigners watching the film, but you can absolutely get somethingout of it regardless, because the interviews are strong. There arestriking stories. There are brother's brutal footage. It's a very strong andwell made film, but there may be some issues if you're not very immersed.With these recent events, I would agree with quest there. It's so veryintriguing documentary, though I wish, in explored more surrounding thebackground of the events in notaries in France. I understand that it wasn'tnecessary for the filmmakers to do that together points across, but I wouldhave liked to have learned more about the situation building up to it andthat would have perhaps enhance my appreciation of the film. I stillthought it was a neat idea to get members of the two opposing sides tocome, face a face and get a chance to speak to each other. So, even though itdidn't resonate with me, particularly, it was still an interesting documentaryyeah. I think that choice not to contexture. That much is both becauseit's not necessary for Consurgens, but also yeah, because it's not differentpoints, but I can consider fly how it detracts from from the experience, buta basically, the the point of the fame applies to any riot woke to the blackas matter van, just as well as as it doesn't reason, it's just kind of theexcuse to be like the reflection that he's having with his Interne. But yes,I definitely see how it can be disorienting, not to know the complexas well, and the thing does not help to you that much and also Tom. What isyour numitor favorite film of Two Thousand and twenty? So my number threefilm of Two Thousand and twenty is renter path. Now in Rantipole, thepsychological impact of being a full time carrier for a loved one is thestepping stone for a powerful and traumatic thriller. A lonely bachelorknown as David is hurting off depression and loneliness, whilestruggling to take care of his house bound more and he tries to find lovethrough a video dating service. Whilst doing so, he stumbles upon a strangeVHS that office companionship, but this tape slowly takes over David's life asthe line between reality and his imagination begin to blur a rental isan imaginative and utterly captivating slow burn thriller that takes time tobuild up a sympathetic characterization of David with a remarkable performancefrom Brian Land is in the lead role, there's humor throughout to alleviatethe feeling of despair and hopelessness to conveyd David's life, and thisallows us to war to David and empathize with his plight a menacing tune fromwill wheaton as Andy. The host of the VHS T, which becomes such a huge partof David's life, is the perfect counterpoint to David's interveined andthey're interplay feel so natural. But at times it's easy to forget that andis just a video recording, there's a lot to unpack in rental. Its socialcommentary is smart and affecting and the elements of horror towards the endof the picture really his heart. This is an incredibly original and strikingpicture, and it should be essential viewing for anyone who relishes, darkand disturbing dramas, though. Finally, here's a nemine from the from all ofthe other host that I just love and thank you so much for recommending itto me Tom. I mean this is it's with the it's clever and even based on a realstory in the way they actually was a renter friend video tape back in theday, which was so amazing to discover, but the way that red the parly set upits co, creative and the fact that it also ties in the use of vhs in the wayit deteriorates. And you know it's time and place: it has this kind of bleak, arealistic, retro, Dark Com, comedic,...

...mind trip going for it, like you said,will weakness absolutely fantastic here and it just the way that David is justwatches this tape and the slow start to engage in the conversations which willwitten the point that know he's stopping the tape, starting to taketime, exact timing of when it's meant to answer based on the actual pauseswithin the tape you get into that Tanami relationship of actuallybecoming Fernan, O the h with the VHS tape, and you can also see what happenswhether the HS tave stars to deteriorate and how GLICO. I just thinkit's such a some film. It's such a darkly, comedic, fun comedy for aTriller, and I just essentially everything here works so incredibly.Well that, except- and this is the one place waver- disagree- a little witwith Tom. The ending. I think the ending is a little bit too simple, alittle bit too conventional, because everything up until that point was sogreat. If you had that unique to relationship building that uniquerelationship with t vhs and then suddenly, you get a fairly simple andeasy conclusion that clears things up, though there is also a horse credit seethat Si that's quite hilarious, so highly recommended to everyone. It justchecks all of the boxes. I just think it's a really fun Great Watch. I alsoabsolutely love rent a pal and that's coming as somebody who has a video drom.As is number one film. I thought there was a really strong video drone vivethroughout it, because it's got a similar philosophy. I guess with therelationship that we develop to what we watch so I mean there's a strikingimage of him. Hugging the television said in a darken room which of coursebrings to mind that iconic shot of you know James holds going in and kissinghis television set in video drome and the interactions between our willwaiton and the protagonist also brought to mine me, Brian Oblivion's, directaddressing of Max, ran on the video tape and so of like Ham. Thatconversation with someone and he's got that similar vibe to video driness. Howmuch of it's really happening? How much of it? I guess, video hallucination touse conabo terminology but yeah the whole things are probably interesting.I do agree with brisk to the ending was slowly and satisfying to me, but morebecause I wanted the film to make a bit clearer about whether it's all of hismind or whether it's happening in real life and the film doesn't want to godown that pathway. Aside from the video dromes Hachis. What I really likedabout it was the whole red tape of the that goes along with the video datingsystem that they're going to be there to support and help their clients, butthere's so many things in place or whatever we're trying to get ike getthe number and get the matches they're, actually not helping up their clientsat all. So I thought the irony of that was all quite interesting. I thoughtthat got well tapped into the why the things went. I feel really mixed aboutsent upon already enjoyed it as a dark comedy and that's actually have. Thisis very interesting character and very well on played by a man. Actorines Corkins and reason isreally fun and really paying off his persona. As someone who plays a lot ofboard games and familiar with his youtube show, I don't know if you knowabout the table top and there's a lot of this vitam. They do play your gamein this. I really enjoyed this this letter aspect and again I would atcometh I was elitist, I think the switch to swile and how doesn't workfrom Ye at all and to be to us his site of the characters and especially as athe main character, but there's also the phenix character that I think, isreally used just as a prop by this thing. In a way, that's I don't like. Ithink it has a lot of great qualities again, you're, basically the first twothirds of the fame, a quite good, but it just a whole package from you didnot quite well so exstare yeah. I agree with that. I think that, like you, saidthe love interest, if you will it's, it's a just periti character that menthere as a prop to drive some of the things toward the conclusion, and I doalso agree that the whole relevant is not as strong as the more darklyCommuni element, though then ease is their entire time and yeah. Regardingwe liken to have also seen the table topics. It's really fun if you enjoyboard games and part of the what's so great about his performance in thisfilm is just the fact that it's so camping awkward and it's meant to becamping. Awkward. This is like the most awkward chearful and fake friend youcould possibly get and again the best...

...part of this film is really just havinga lead character. David slowly, go from this is you know, ridiculous and faketo developing a relationship. WIT is the rentee and how those conversationschange and how they can have different conversations with the exact samereplies from real weetin, because he is literally just a video tape and thefact that those conversations become more more different and more and morecreepy and that you can sen start early on the tank. Okay. What will thesereplies and responses mean late? The Rot will happen later and that part ofthe film is so strong. So I can agree as a horror film, not that good as adark, Comin and thriller really really good, and this that core of just Davidand the red, the POW, that's the best part, that's the fantastic part itkeeps it makes this feel so. Quick to me, I really like how you mentioned.Will we tone villain as a campaign over the top and which he is, but at thesame time is also menacing. As the film progresses, it becomes creeper and itgets quiet unsettling, and I would agree that their horror elements areperhaps the the weakest aspect of the film, but I had still to say that theyare very strong. I think for a directorial debut, it's a reallyimpressive feature now, because it balances a mix of genes, got the comedythere and the horror and the thrilly elements, and it does so really welland I'm very excited to see what John Stevenson works on net, because if hecontinues to make films in this caliber think he's going to turn into veryinteresting film, making. I couldn't degree more. So we we know to saw whatis your tour favorite til to Thusnelda? There are another lot of films thathave made me laugh out loud in a movie theater pack with strangers. I try torestrain myself a bit when watching comedies in public, but whatever thecase may be the film films that have caused me to laugh out loud in the Semese ing offirmly in plans in my mind, because it just doesn't happen a lot. My numberthree a ears on such comedy, a film that had me laughing out loud tominutes after certain scenes, had ended the previous time that I rememberlaughing so that he in public was the Tomado sauce seen in parasite. So whatwas this film that caused me to lose myself? My number three of two thousandand twenty has Amorois, literally it's called by by more in English. It's aFrench comedy that one that the most recent sees reward the best film. It'ssomething that I initially had no interest in, seeing it because of howstupid the title made that sound and then the comments started coming in thereview started coming and on the ICAMOLE, and I became intrigued anddecided to finally cut rub with it, while they were still showing in mylocal out house cinema. So the film by by Mourans is about an IT expert who,in the police, hilariously mistake for a psychonic killer. After a bungledsuicide attempt he and is intead on PAP o the dying woman declare his name. Shehas the only evidence of his innocence and will only help him out if he helpsher to find a lot long. Osson some of the humor is in crescite taste, there'sa bit the Mok disabilities, although I absolutely love the blind charactermyself. Most of the puns, though I sharply aimed at incompetent policeman,particularly funny, is one detectors over analysis are they're protein. Thispossible motives for shouting of his workplace come out with some of themost absurd reasons imaginable, with everybody else in the room not enagreeing the film takes some fun stabs at Beoc racy to and the vulnerabilityof buildings that rely too heavily on technology and there's an absolutelyhilarious part with a couple of elevators in a building that gocompletely out of control so yeah, it was just a very hilarious funny involving film with just a lot ofyour really unexpected parts. The initial suicide intenet just had melaughing for minutes afterwards, with everybody's panicked reactions to it. Ilove how you explain it laughing at the suicide attempt. It sounds so wrong,but if you see the film you'll you'll certainly see where so find it so music.So Baba Morions was my number four film of the year and it's a touching Frenchcomedy with all the charm of genie's. You know film. It tells the troublingtale of a mother and a quest to find the babis gave up for adoption when shefell pregnant as a teenager, and this junior becomes even more eventful whenshe crosses paths with the afore mentioned suicide or businessmanDirector Albert Dupont. El Clearly takes great pleasure in sending up thebureaucracy of the ruling authorities and there are homages to Terry glimsBrazil that assert this reusing perspective. It's a crazy andunpredictable film with a Quirky sensibility that makes it hard topredict whatmay come next and the...

...emotional finale is perfectly fittingand helps to establish by THY morns as a sure fire crowd, pleaser of asurprising amount of heart yeah. How definitely I mean as a comedy about up suicide? Essentially, it's a it's ablast. It's so stylish and the comparisons to jop er you nat or spoton, or perhaps we can compare it to the films of De pulsion, the lock of a Demias well. It's that exact type of over stylisation, this kind of cute erelements, this type of ritual play. Reist is just this hyper stylized world,with this kind of all cute or le ritual expression were just everything is kindof comedic. Everything is kind of stylized and it works really reallywell. I think the one thing I have to say I know is that, while a lot of thehumor hits, but all it does feel a leather slighter than the best films,Baginet and Vanderwall, a lot of differences, the character ending seemsa little bit less taught out. A lot of the humor seems a little bit lighterand I'm not Goin, probably don't want to go into the ending, but I was I knowsome people are ganting. I was not that enamored bit, it seemed almost a littlebit random, giving what especially one of the characters have been trying todo. I'm torn a little bit on the film, but I it's a very good film. It's justfilled with last filled with great stylings, so definitely recommended toeveryone. So a dual core by by Mons, which, by the way it is pretty goodtranslation of the type of Bo, it's more like a fair, were Mos. More finalis a thing that I actually had a lot of expectation for, because a deadly likeand Benyon in general, I don't know if you guys are familiar with him as a asa Thake as an actor he's, quite when known figure in forms, but one of hispurius things of Valo I'll see you up. There is, if I might love an so. I wasreally expecting this one and I'll lend somewhere closer to Chris. I reallylove the world that people cal set his stories in you guys mentioned someCesena, a Galium who actually had a came in of him. That's definitely spoton and all of his things are like this and enjoy being in them, but maybe it'sbecause it's a comfort contemporary setting that I had a little moretrouble way that opposed to so is hot of things that are or that up here, butyeah. I don't know. I had some issue with a child like Chris. I was not bekind of the ending, but being said, I think it's over just ye say: hominesqueFrench, the like an ovum in that kind of improbable things are happening allthe time and it has that an adventure that redon that is really good in thehumor that so mentioned, and I think in generally works right well and usuallyyes, you have the redactors and contend himself veast and be funny. I don'tknow, I don't know what to do with this thing. I guess in some ways it wasn'texactly what I expected, and maybe that's ben far of, but it is successful. What it's tryingto do. I think I just never white got on his on its waving, a hundred percent.That being said, t a if you like this kind of universe. I really recommendwatching his other things, especially seaten. That's a great recommendation,but you haven't seen anything else by the Pentele, but I will say that thedirecting style, the way the camera mos the it is. I motory a lot of just the way he times comedy aswell it's, but on so I would really like to see what they would do with inthe material it might be even more inclined to like. So this was a reallystrong film. I totally enjoyed it if he has even stronger films out there. Ican't wait to see them yea I did just a check will that she was talking, andnow I haven't San anything else, but I do contello. This is the first film Isee Ron, so I guess I'm engine with different expectations. I had heardsome very mixed common Sauso. So even though some people were comparing it tolike Brazil and Emily and some people were saying, you know it's a terriblefilm, so I guess I was had like lowish expectations going into it. I wascurious about it more than anything else, and I guess the film just blew meaway. I guess you know, as Tom said before, never would expect to daysuicide Homey B B are quite so hysterically funny in terms of theending I like it, i Chris described it as round him. I'm not sure I think I'llactually describe it as may be inevitable. It's all of the way thatthings will go and to go because the film is all about. You know. Policing,popitent and bungling of detectors are over analyzing things to take thingsout of context and looking at incorrect ways. I think the way they actually endup going is sort of inevitable, but...

...yeah, I don't know the film just reallyworked for me. I think you got a point with that about the ending so andthat's why I mentioned expectations, not just in expecting that it would begood. That's not the only thing I meant it's also. I guess when we got to thatengine. I realized that maybe I wasn't yeah on the things waving, because theending, I think I agree with you. It makes sense for the him, but I did not.I guess it did not make sense to in some way, so I should probably watch itat some point, but I see what both of you a a yeah all say the same thing oralmost. I think that tending was definitely where I wanted to go. Ithink it makes complete as one of the characters, but just give me what oneof her at the other character had been trying to do, and the motivation thatcharacter had to even participate not of this made and they make a little bitless sense to make. But yeah, like you, said, it's a really good film. Youdefinitely see it and that probably takes us or to my third favorite film,which is not a charming comedy not at all. Really it is. There is no evil by Mohammad Elof, andthis may be one of the bravest denunciations of the oppressive Iranianregime and what is accepted as the rule of law. There is no evil leaves thewhile just on the edges and focuses on the man's Dana did the familiarity inthe intimacy of life, all amidst actions and choices of deadly andeverlasting consequences. You know in exploring close relationships and thechoices people make or do not make. There is no evil places and emphasis onsubmission or assistance in what soon becomes clear to be a no win situation.This connected team carries through four separate stories, capturingentirely different emotional motives, characters stories, levels of tensionsand just leads us to sneaking realization of just this sombre lifethat has this kind of terrible edge. Just just to the side of your view, Imean, I really can't say it much more than that without spoiling the film,and what perhaps can say is that each of the stories ends up in one way oranother, linking itself to the idea of a specific kind of state violence andof a particularly strong and controversial kind. It attacks. So manyconscious- and let's just put it like this Welt against spoiling anything thefirst encounter in the film with this evil in question. It just seems to come out of nowhere and it'sjust turned into a gateway of exploring these ideas of whether regular peoplereally have a choice and the consequences of the choices they make.It's a stunningly bleak, clear film that I think will have a lot of effecton almost anyone who watches it. I'm really pleased that Chris brought thisfilm to my attention, because it's so far in this episode, it seems likewe've not seen it and his nominations, but I've got to say that this was abeautifully shot film with four powerful stories linked fanatically toexplore. I wouldn't say it because Christian wanes will explore atraumatic act that has an impact on those affected by it. Now I could havequite happily watched a feature length film on each of the four short stories:they're, hugely engrossing, and the performances capture, the RAW moetiaturmoil of those whose lives thrown into disarray by the tragic events ofthe that we witness. I dote a great film early, recommended and narrowlymissed out on a placement in my top ten of the year. This is one of true times in thisepisode of one come number two, which I'm waiting for Simois here in the fore,ready looking forward to it. The way you describe it, but really songs at myAli like something I would like a Otso we looking forward to nothing. I hopeall of our listeners will also make the choice of seeking out there's no evilin the cinema if you can and anywhere else, if the cinema is not an option,and that actually concludes our third favorite filter all to our secondfavorite films of the ear already, and once again, we can start with mate Yep. So my number two is Lenaor the warm that's. The French Ha thin.

That's one of the most tenseuncomfortable experiences. I've had in a cinema in why that's even accountingfor the covies and it's about a woman with two children who is trying to makea living of raising locusts in the French countryside, so the derectorrely mix the kind of reaction we tend to have. At least I do. I know some ofmy co hosts don't feel the same way to insects of, if not discussed or feelingof them at Este feeling of being uncomfortable. Maybe because insectsare the animals that give the most human right. Society is in some ways.It is complex, almost industrial structures when the big numbers war, ifyou war but tes scary, because you feel like they're kind of better organizedthan we are and therefore are always the potential pets and Spoilin uses.All of that cultural baggage. I mean racists are one of the things of Egyptor onesel very gradually, raising pretention, mostly to some design. Asan incident causes, the insects to become much more active is essentiallytelling the story of a woman who has tried to get back to some sort of anacciso lifestyle, like many people are doing today with kind of change, but wejust cannot actually make it work and has to surrender herself to somethingthat becomes industrial or almost and insects are the perfect metaphor orthat oppressive side of Industria of productivity. They always buzzin aroundor is acting and Filipo patiently bids tremendous tension. Out of that, andwhen that finally reaches its boarding coins, it very much fulfills theexpectations I productor me. We do get a great hole Orsina, even though I havesome quarts with the notes to him and on. But aside from that, it's justexvani sequence. He delivers everything that I feel how art those best, whichis to use a pretty blanche metaphor about modern life, while exploding orfears of both natural things, discased, locusts, and of what aspect of humanitythose things can represent is a de? U Feature, and the fruits of a newprogram make you finance French Gena things which have often beenunderfunded in states content system. It's been arecaving issue that ask any French sonified. They always complain aboutJon a good place here. So as such, I don't think. I think this thing is oneof the best examples of what how I can bring it to a table wench out housetile in some way, but because it is a Psycholican drave that vas into how,even though it's there from the beginning, I think it's just veryeffective all out. I know how you kind of try to sell to the art house crowdin that is just Horican, the psychological art house drama and Yes,pretty much what I loved here as well, I mean the core is actually almost minimalist, not quite just this verybare boned temple, family drama, with limit e dialogue well just feel theiremotional states, and then you have this activity of the swarm that justbuilt so much great, especially as king starts to go slightly wrong and you seethe mother engaged in something that should end up in a very, very terribleway. I mean dread is just built into it all along the way, with such simpletools- and I agree completely that you know the war is almost metaphorical orthis next vote in terms of climber change, et Cetera, but also this interms of the moder's emotional state. There is else as an extension of herand do what she does with them is growth, it's disturbing it's a powerful,Evisa and emotionally, and all of this disoit more and more dread. More andmore and more tension. All to this already dripped back suspenseful family drama. We we justfeel that as very about to explode. I like you, I might have somereservations about the ending with you know, truly enters that horrorterritory and, just like, I said, a grantable. It takes some, maybeslightly more simple solutions there, but like from beginning to end is it'ssuch and emotional roller coast, they're, so suspenseful, so strong? Andit's just such a strong cinematic. I I mean that thecamera work, the tension, just everything that goes into this isshot and feels like a strong psychological drama. So it's justhighly recommended to both cans. Really people of Horror, people to auto cinemapeople, just love strong dramas. It has all of it there with that extremelyuneasy dread of some kind of uncoming...

...terror from the August so highlyrecommended to essentially everyone, Oh and now available. On that, let yeahthis warm. Don't quite do it all. For me, I didn't upsee on Netflix, becausethat's how it's been released in Australia, so I don't know, maybe itwould have been different as a cinematic viewing, but thepsychological drama that the Trivia talked about just did absolutelynothing for me. I actually thought it was more like melodrama or so popularlevel. We've got. You know the teenage girl being bullied, there's a mentionof a dead father who may man of Comin so Arsli and then that's overlooked. Iwas never mentioned again and you know she's resentful o a mom because hemom's you know doing something. That's a little bit revolting or disgusting tosome people- and you know in thees issues with the brother also is likeBlah Blah Blah Blah Blah anyway, you know after about an hour or so thehorror does kick in and that's when I actually started to really lock thefilm and just a little bit of warn tape, but he listening hasn't seen it. I havegot to spoil a little bit of the warm because I don't think I reallydiscussed my reaction proper with our spoiler. So you guys have been werewarned okay. So what the film guess to eventually is what I thought was a bitof a throw back to the mad side, US films of Ste, because the mom becomesincreasin obsessed with our feeding and breeding the Mosquitos and mosquitoesthe Lucas. So she feeds and breeds the locusts by feeling them human blood,which is all actually really interesting, especially when she sizestoo, as a home own blood in it. But the way I sort of see that going issomething more a him to little so paras in litle, Sol horrors, you've got thetalking players and you're feeling humors to the talking plan, and thatsort of where I saw you know the swarm going or whatever with you know, herfeeding PEPs to it. You know try to feed other people, it just to get herin sociable, human blood, and then it gets this danger. She is using our ownblood to freedon, which I think just goes to the absolute you know. Depth ofyou know where he you're in the mad size can go remind you. A bit ofbrundle fly from the fly by Cronan bur, with how involved she gets a hat. Soall of that I thought was really interesting, even though the filmdoesn't play up the black comedy just the whole obsession with him. It wasactual o getting the blood gal locust to unsworn because of the blood andalso the whole. You know Pro Vegan is a message that comes along with it. Youknow that she's breeding, this locust in order to be eaten as protein sacked,but instead the locust that easierly speeding on a few mens. So what the asare really cool, but all that's in the last third, maybe if on generous lasthalf of the film the entire first half of this film tough is just this I'msorry to say it boring, absolutely boring, mellow drama that I couldn'tyou know possibly stand so over all. I think I like the film, because it endedon a strong note, but just the levas it before the horror ignited. Had Me, youknow, sort of you know go, oh! Where is this going? I feel as if I've watched a differentfilm to Chris and Matthew like Salo, is quiet bores in the first of the film,and, to be honest, I didn't really feel like it went anywhere. I'm rarely onboard with creature features a trouble bon into them locust. I just don't seethem as scary. I used to keep locust when I was younger. Do't find therepulsive in the slightest and do you think it's a neat idea, but it didn'tmake much of an impression on me. Maybe if ADA got something out to thepsychological drama aspect that Christ in Matthew mentioned, it might havedone something for me, but as it was, the creature feature aspect didn'treally scare me or disturb me to any length and, as I said, the psychologicaspects can't really wear it for me either. So I v a lukewarm tackedresponse from me. An okay diversion bought nothing to really rout him aboutyeah. It's really interesting that you say that look is tone of disturbing toyou at all, because yeah, it makes sense that he thing would not work foryou, then, because yeah, I think I think it really relies on you controlassociations you have with its and yeah. So if you find them pleasant to bearound a lot of what the thing does is just not going to work. The fact thatyou guys didn't respond to the psychological drama yeah. I guess, ifyou, if you want more of a Tacoma for it, yet it's just not going to give youthat, and I definitely get how it can feel a bit self sings. I guess becauseit is, I think it's using the methot talk about the work we live in in a waythat is serious and if you don't get into that, I definitely see how it canbe going, but yeah, I was very very into it from the start, and I think thesound design is is really a huge part of that. Also, the good performance both M A S,a S, a a S. I like something else. I...

...just thought I mention, because I wasgoing to Responso Lit, get what slip my mind with insects. I do actually findcreeping so unlike time I did find the locust creepy, especially when I wascrawling over that boy's finger at the ARSTA and eating his water off, but Ifind them creepy, not because you know that they're so ill organized, I thinkthey might overthrow us. I think it's because they look so different frommammals, so you so of you know you see a dog, you see a car, even if you see alion or whatever it's got very similar. Facial features to us, but insects withlike eyes on either side of their face. They're not like in the front of theface or with me different sets of eyes. Man disteenct of leg look verydifferent to humans. Much more than mammals do so. For that reason I findthem creepy, so yeah that part it worked for me. I guess, even though themelodrama still wasn't quite my cup of tea. I think just one thing I will isagree with. Is the MELDRE part because I didn't really see any melodrama in it?I agree that there are elements of the plot that should be contred as maremaidconvert give play that way, but I just think that when the style is so subduedand bleak and slow burning, you know it don't. It is to me that can be Meldrum,because mill Roman needs to have a certain degree of over the top deliveryand ovous y emotion. I mean it doesn't always have to be a double assertnecessarily, but there has to be something extra when it borders likethis kind of more bare, bold, near minimalist, slow, burning presentation,as here at least I personally, would never call it melodrama and also itmakes it work better for me, because it's simplify that much. You take theverge out of itness more about their emotions and more conventionalcharacter set up. For instance, it doesn't bother me yeah. I agree withthat that pent much more stretch down so that something that could be comeRautot your point, so I agree. That's obviously part of weblike insect goodhoror monster. That is how different they are, but it's a combination of thetwo men. I think it's also a reason why we often using sects or aient insectlike creatures, obviously mostly use humanity, because we love to talk aboutourselves. But when we don't it's often insects like eats e e as and I thinkthat's telling, but you don't have divine aliens. No, it's good point about the aliens,but you know I haven't actually phoned up and asked rules color. Maybe Ishould or whatever, but you know like with the Zelos. I think the reason whythey're scary is because you know they're like insects that look sodifferent to us rather than because of you know the the capacity we organizedthere was the only point I was getting on with a melodrama. I actually takethe point. You Guys Seldom Ball. I guess describing the film as a Belladriver would be misleading because it is quite slow, burned paste, it's morethat it's got burst a mellow drama, so there is a lot of slow burn. There's agreat you know over head shot as it's like driving along and dine at thestart, there's lots of great slow out in the spirit moments, but whenever thecharacters interacted, you know it felt like. I was watching a SOA Popera, butyou know it up to me: It's a personal thing. I guess the Adria Witberg, themother and daughter meticulous and between the DARTER and the Arboles.Just you get absolutely nothing for me yeah. I guess it's more a question ofsome seriousness, but in ething that those takete seriously. I think youcould say that, as you criticism obvious, if, if it doesn't work, Ithink maybe that's why but you're getting it yeah. I can agree with thattoo, even if it doesn't wor, especially if you don't find locas scary at thisalceus thes can definitely rebent people the wrong way, but being on fromthat Tom. What is your number two Faris Film Off Petia? My number two film isCovets Aider, which is an ear shattering account of the Bosniangenocide that took place in one thousand nine hundred and ninety fivetold primarily through the experiences of Ada translator working for the UN,who is stationed at a compound set up as a safe haven for refugees. Thiscompound becomes inundated our citizens escaping from the serving army and whenthe army made their approach, a does everything within her power to protectthose she love. Now the cinema, Verte style places us in the center of theunfolding Niare is the camera follows aider around the compound and she'sdesperately seeking the way out to the situation for her family. The style offilm making El feel familiar to those fond of the work of Paul Green Grass,such as Captain Phillips and body Sunday, and it depicts the true horrorof the events with in authenticity that shakes you to the core. By placing youin the heart of the action. The powerful performance by Jasna do acheck a home. My prousions is on point there in the central well of Adaprovides an emotional hook that...

...resonates long after the credits havefinished rolling. She encapsulates the fighting spirit of a fearful movet in ahaunting way. That really brings the film to life. Ada Story is harrying anddevastating, though it needed to be told, as it sheds a light on a deeplydisturbing event in recent history provides an important lesson for anyonewho watches it. This is exceptional film making with a vital message, andthat is why quo vitis idea is my second favorite film of Two Thousand andtwenty. Yes, you ou this either is a great film and it's not a slow burning.Human drama of without a form of locust, threatening on the of the foreign andsteady is the Serbian army. I think that it is a very good introduction to events thatmay already be forgotten by many to many people in Europe. I mean this wasone of the last real wars in Europe and I think it'sfairly close to home, and it just covers everything from the capitulationto the drama of the refugees and just a terror and fear incredably. Well, it'sa very effective story. It shows just how broken these people are. It showshow desperate they are. They show how the everyone feels a something worse iscoming and also this sense of essentially almost walking into theirown doom. I don't really have much negative to say, but I mean it's agreat film. There's no pretensions is even not that more sentimentality,maybe a little bit toward the Ting, but it's just a very good. Almost the theshow case of what happened. I do think that human drama I a center of it is alittle bit constructive, but that's just we have some characters toactually care about and be drawn into, and that part works perfectly well toit's, not an alreaty ristal film, but that's not need that. It has all of theemotional power right there. It has cared so many heavy punctus. It's avery heavy film to watch, and I do think it's you know being so effectiveas this dealing with such drown, feelings as it does and curing it inSerch an expensive way. I think everyone will, at the very least, getsomething out of it, so highly recommended to everyone. Listening,it's a very strong film that the most likely Tis not bring you down, put abit of a damper on your day, but in the best way that films can do that. It'sdefinitely a difficult for you and experience CIS. I would agree with youthere, even if it wasn't based on true events. It would be a hero, an watchand these films. I always get something out of them. They really resonate withme, but the fact that it's based on a true story- and it's such a Blaken,tragic tail. It really shook a cord of me very emotional, film, very grain,but also very rewarding, and very important to hope that some listeners,I will go and check it out, based on our recommendation and me too, and Ithink also for those of us who knew what would happen and and knew what thedevelopment of this war is. There's also additional emotions put in hereand here's the way it's so bureaucratic. The way so much of it is still cold.The way you see the UN, essentially failing being a e not standing upenough. It's just such a disheartening watch and you can probably being in atime tree now, obviously with Afghanistan and Ceras, well be bringlots of from temporary paralels to so it's just a very strong film that feeldelivers its emotional portress. As I mentioned, I think you know the one I'mlooking forward to see later vc when it comes out and moving on to Sall secondfavorite film, which is actually my second favorite film of the air as well.So I'm really excited to hear what they have to say about thet, okay, so mysecond favorite film of Two Thousand and Twenty and Christ's second favoritefilm of Two Thousand and twenty. Actually, I can't speak for him sorespect my personal experience, it's a movie that I wanted to see from themoment. I First Sword faither for it. The trile was deliberately vague andsuggestive, and all that I really knew about the film going into it, as it wasabout a young woman, getting the upper hand on per tree men and it starredCamalote. That's all I know about it. The film is, of course, promising youngwoman from Emerald Fenel. The film is...

...one of those movies best to end it intowith few expectations, be. It takes us in quite a wild ride, but suffice ofthe say that the film principally focuses on ripe sexual abuse and aculture that sweep such crimes into the carpet. The movie actually is somethingmore universal of offer. It's populated by guilty characters who constantlyclaiming that they are nice or they are good. Human beings and the onlycharacter actually admits to doing something bad in the film was declared insane and made it takeleaf by his company. So the character is a lawyer who defended one of the protree, men played by Altamalia and an absolutely amazing performance, and Ithink, that's quite a strong part of the film there's not just about you,know, predatory men, and you know rape and getting away with it. It's aboutthe a culture in which these people still see themselves as good people orNice people and those who admit, making mistakes, discipline for it or make to take leaveand, like I said Oparian, is absolutely excellent in the film, but not to dwellon him. This is Caramanians film, firsted, foremost and right up untilthe end, with her condescending, their sarcasticway of talking down to men and her more vulnerable moments alone. While I ganhits every note perfectly, the film is a little bit Bondost C and, whileemotionally affecting the ending, doesn't t totally Gell for me, but withall the measured dicers or man pot. Music comic relief is an experiencethat really lingish. The film stayed with me, the entire, an nine afterwatching in the cinema, and I was still thinking about in the morningafterwards. I wouldn't quite go as far as cong speech, one of our forum, users,who believes that's the best film ever made. However she's not far off themark, it's a truly great film for the ages and actually spell down that's mynumber two and then actually managed to find something even better, becausethat's how great a film promising young woman is, I mean I think this. Heprobably thing a woman in a way is like a combination of what the both of uslove. So you have this kind of pop art style that you obviously fell, love it, forinstance, and I care a lot and then it has that added. You know philosophicaland sociological and me at a commentary and its satirical twist that I absolutely love in this one I meanwhen I talked about. I care a lot not going all the way promising young womandoes it takes those aesthetics it takes that play, but then it also speaksdirectly to the audience the way not by actually just breaking the fourth wall.I don't know it doesn't by making everyone terribly uncomfortable. Thisis a black comet is the bleak black comedy and a satire he's justconsistently makes us creesy at every turn by mixing in this over the top oraesthetic elements so much play and Tub and style with extremely aneris realsocial teams. That haven't obviously been brought to the front over the lastfew years, and I think what you brought out, that's so important mattie is thatcharacters that do quite terrible things. So it's so atrocious thingseven believe. They're perfectly nice people- and this is just such a largepart of the fabric. I I've been reading interviews with Emerald and all whichhe says that she know specifically cast characters and these Nice Kyros, if itwill that you know, could have been expected to hold out. You know a leadin a romantic comedy like people like at a Bro Day. For instance, it's like anice consistently being stabbed in the dark, because it's such a brightcolorful pleasant wish. Overall, if, if you can say that and then you have somuch darkness inside that stabs at you at all points, it's just showing howsociety in so many ways is broken and how the norms are broken and how peoplebelieve that completely unacceptable behavior up to an including rape iskind of acceptable, and all of these people who create stories that they'renice may all just be lying to themselves and there's differentcharacters there at different levels of pasmer oversteps, and it's kind of likeit's having a conversation with dolden again like are you these people? Areyou just lying to yourself like? Would you ever across the line, and how farwould you cross the line is a very unnerving like is a film in in thisregard, especially, I think for male audince members, who may think of howeither day back or their friends may...

...have acted or how society around themacted. It's just a really confrontational film, and it also isconfrontational against women, how they act and how they accept the over stepsof men around them. So it's just such a great great fields is me. Take of theso urgent, too instantly political and punch you in the face with it over andover again, while maintaining this pron atmosphere. This dynamism, that justfor me, it's all the notes. It's a wonderful film! I want even go on thenegative against the ending, though it's probably one of the lighter partsof the film it just knocks it out of the park is one of the best films notjust off the air but of the decade, maybe on an extended all time list aswell. It's just absolutely fantastic in every way. So this is an interestingthing to discuss it in the conduct of this is apply because I feel like itrelates a lot to some of the things that I had some issue we like intoBalin and I crops, but it actually gets that Balen wits that the total balance-that is you mentioned of this Serbic, take on one nice. Guy Archetype, but with thisvery pop in Sun, Visual Stein and yeah, I think it's a very difficult balanceto find and this one really finds its in part because of carry Merican. Whois this very charismatic performer in the precise actors and I think aboutfinal. This is the new Tim. But yes, the tone is: What's he about this inand she manages it there when I we with saw about the Alpha Marines, which is astandout, but to me that the best part of the thing was the whole Bulben andbits. I guess I don't know how to describe it, but just the whole thingwith Bubura, I think, is the perfect Catinat on of what the thing is doingat its best. I do have some issues is mentioned ending with. I don't know ifyou get into it, but- and you have some issues with that, but Aeohan this beenreally yeah. We really guess a balance right and it's a very hard thing to doit. It's remarkable in basin promising you woman is a very strong revenge.Film. I've really enjoyed it and there's just so much to discuss aboutit when I watched it with that partner Sara, she really enjoyed the feministand goal of the film and it paved a way for some great discussions, and I lovethat about a film and there's lots to one park and and think about afterwatching it. One thing that I did find quiet Jim was some of the music choiceswhich were a little off put in the scene in the pharmacy, where they weredancing sing into para. Silton felt really out O place, but most of thesoundtrack work really well, particularly the reworking of Britishbees, is toxic thought. That was a great choice to include that now I wantto go brief into spoilers here, so spoil a warning for anyone, who'slistening, who hasn't seen the film now I found it really interesting howmeticulous the plans of cary Mulligan's characters were throughout the filmeverything was, you know, executed perfectly. She had everything plannedout and then it really bugged me when, towards the end of the film who I'mdoing when the person she is, she is exactly riving on breaks out a handcuffand that causes everyone doing. It feels to me that everything beforehandis being so perfectly executed, that that couldn't be a mistake and myinterpretation of it was that she actually intended to die as soon asshe's exacted her revenge. That's it she's completed I mission and you knowshe'd had him off and she wanted to be out of there and I was just sure he isto find out if the verches had a similar interpretation of me or whetherI don't know I'm barking at the round tree. So yeah I'd love to know. If whatyour thoughts are and that yeah, I think that's a valid point and theending also year had me going a little bit also. So I think I gree is at somuch meticulous planning there. It does seem stranger, so thin a was that could tripher up. I guess what got to me about the ending is you're having her andshe's, obviously pretty coted, these text messages to come and a ride andthe text messages arrived on the guys bone at the exact moment that thepolice turn up and the police turn up at the exact right moment to interruptthe wedding. So there's a lot of convenient coincidence is going on over.There doesn't quite add up to me, I mean, even though you can say: Okaywell, she got out from the lean, send text, messages and he's there sweekintime it. How can they actually time it for the police to ride at the weddingat that point, hugging their tiles? That takes him exactly that manyminutes or hours to find the body and then go and and shot the plans of thewedding, the timing them the coincidental naturee of it is what madeit my number two rather my number one...

...of the year, although it's still anamazing film and toss of her motivations. Look, I had the samethought Tome that maybe she did really intend to die because it is such a strange thing to slip up on. I have asplit mind on that, actually a part of that. It's definitely something acrossmy mind, a it through the P that she actually intended to die o. Thealternative is also that it's a very realistic personage at too that if awoman now consistently tri to excat revenge, Al Men that is Orphicastrongly than her, it can really easily go very, very wrong and just to inserta degree of very brutal realism there as well. So that's I have a split mindO on that topic. To O both interpretations. I think work quitewell. Only ending like it yeah, I wait's very easy ending it wraps it upalmost a little bit too Netlik, but, unlike so, I don't really see promisingyoung woman as a realistic film. I do see it as a satire and do say it with afin that just plays around the wolds to throw these purses. I want to have astart these conversations, so I don't really place the focus on realism inthat ending at all. I don't think it's either. I think it's it's played as a joke in a very fundway and it works. It is all the slighter moments of the film, but forme at least it worked, and just one more point about Tom said I don'tactually think that parasiten so is out of place in this film at all. I thinkit's actually tie in with the SALISTI choices extremely well. Do you havethese pop songs, trout, that's associated! Wait, young women, it'sassociated with you, know not really being respectable or high culture, orit's kind of like this strung rug, and I think what the film is really well.This is takes a lot of, I guess, prejudices and a lot of thoughts aboutespecially this this this over feminine role, that terrible gains consumer isplaying it too, because she is pretending to be this vapid. The womenwho are drunk and who are easy to take advantage of like that's part of heract, and I think the film plays the same act it has that style has that tothe test. That is just a eventually. It has that kind of innocent wife, andthen it tricks you and I think that's those to things go so well together,and I think that's why that those strong choices work as well as they doyeah. I just want to add agreements to to rent just said about the paysentence. I think it's the thing at his best being really paying me theaudience expectations. The choice is very pointed it's supposed to be insome way out of place, but also perfect or what the is is doing. I think yeah.I can totally get that angle on the PO Silton Song. I think, for me, the wholeproduction was very slack, almost quite cool and stylistic until that point,but that song it feels awkward and cringe worthy and, as you said, maybethat was the intention, but it felt jaring for me and took me out to forwhat I'd been up to that point of. You know a brilliant experience and justkind of knocked it back slightly and how I felt about the film. But that wasa great discussion, a lot. I could actually break into spoilers there,because if you actually could dark up tents together, probably a woman justbased on how much we disagree in general would have topped that list,which probably make it interesting for you tohear about our number one favorite film of Two Thousand and twenty, but as Ican see, we're already running close the two hour mark here. That's say thatfor next time in our glorious conclusion, thank you for listening anddoing this again soon. You have been listening to talking inViens official PODCAST OF ISM FOR COM e.

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