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Old 07-18-2018, 07:37 AM
 
Location: Southern Colorado
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The Revenant(2016). Great movie to have watched in a theater. Spetacular scenery throughout. It also won a few Academy awards.
Yes, The Revenant deserves mention.
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Old 07-18-2018, 08:47 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I recently saw both RBG and Won't You Be My Neighbor? and left the theater feeling good both times.
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Old 07-18-2018, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Great White North Hills
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Gotta go along with those picking Hacksaw Ridge as the most recent for me. Great flick.
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Old 07-18-2018, 04:21 PM
 
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Sicario (2015)
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:30 PM
 
Location: Western North Carolina
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Honestly?

The last Mission Impossible movie - Rogue Nation.

Looking forward to this weekend's release of Fallout, the latest in the franchise.

Love him or hate him, Tom Cruise continues to work hard to entertain us. He's not always successful in every venture, but our family really enjoys this franchise.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:34 PM
 
Location: Home, Home on the Front Range
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There have been lots of movies over the past few years I liked. A whole lot. But the last one that truly WOWED me?
“Hell or High Water” for me too.
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Old 07-18-2018, 06:39 PM
 
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It's probably not the type of movie you meant, but I'd characterize Set it Up as a great movie. (Netflix original rom-com with Taye Diggs, Lucy Liu, Glen Powell, and Zoey Deutch.) It was cute and engaging, with some memorial writing moments, and really incredible chemistry between Powell and Deutch, whom I now want to be this generation's version of Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan. (Seriously, they need to star together in more movies.) When the movie ended, I kept thinking about it, because I thought it was so damn charming and happy. I watched it three more times that weekend. So...great movie.

If we're going with more serious fare, I was intensely struck by the short movie, The Silent Child, which won the Oscar in January for Best Live Action Short Film. It's about a little girl who is about 8 who is deaf and non-verbal. Her family all hears and speaks. They act like she's normal, but because she can't participate in their conversations, etc., that means that they basically ignore her. She's on the outside looking in. The mother hires a social worker to help prepare the girl for school, and the social worker starts to teach the girl sign language, which brings her out of her shell. For the first time in her life, she can really interact and participate and be a PART of life instead of just a spectator.
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But the mom doesn't want the kid to be "different" (and also, frankly, doesn't want to take the time to learn to sign), so she terminates the social worker's contract, removing the child's only friend and only port of access to the world she inhabits.
It's a wonderful, moving movie that tells a complete story in 20 minutes. It's worth the watch. I highly recommend.

Not sure if documentaries can count here, but a couple months ago I watched Ken Burns' 4-part series on the Dust Bowl. Really, really fantastic. I learned so much and was engaged the whole time. I would recommend it enthusiastically to anyone who enjoys documentaries.

And this past weekend, while a big group of friends gathered to watch the World Cup final, we started talking movies (after the game) and A Single Man was recommended. It's a movie from 2010 starring Colin Firth, Julianne Moore, and Matthew Goode. Firth was nominated for an Oscar. Fantastic, beautiful, artful movie about the human condition and our need to connect with others. I wrote a lengthy review on C-D in 2010 which can be found here: http://www.city-data.com/forum/12914538-post6.html
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Old 07-20-2018, 09:54 AM
 
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Lords of the Ring trilogies.
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:28 PM
 
Location: La Costa, California
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I don't know......maybe "Still Alice" or "Lion"
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Old 07-21-2018, 06:35 PM
 
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The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
It's Complicated
Passengers
Shutter Island
Fracture
Gattaca
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