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One of the longest movies (though not the longest) I've seen at almost four hours, certainly one of the weirdest and perhaps the film that left me with the most mixed feelings of any film ever. Equal parts strangely compelling, awkward viewing & disturbing, perhaps with a dash of genius diluted by how appalled the movie often made me feel. I'm not sure any country other than Japan could put this out and get away with it, or maybe it's just changing times and attitudes even from 2009 to now, though if that's the case it's continual high regard seems like the biggest hypocritical acclaim ever, given how this basically glorifies voyeurism in the form of upskirt photography. Watching this in 2020 after the rise of things like the Me Too movement raising awareness of sexual abuse and mistreatment of women make this very hard to enjoy. I admit to being oddly transfixed by this in spite of the long running time, but I also spent most of it horrified by the content. That this is in the top 100 of all time on RYM really says something about that community. 



Felt a little like it wasn't quite sure what it wanted to be, but it was actually really good as a comedy focussed more on the banter between the two leads, rather than the actual story being followed (this is listed as horror online but it isn't really, though fantasy is appropriate). 



My first Polish film (I think?). I was a bit sceptical going into this one, but it turned out very compelling. A very complex film built up on stories within stories that are within more stories that are themselves in stories (you get the idea), so it's fucking difficult to remember on what layer you're on most of the time, especially in the second half. I really liked it though. Thought it would end up being more arty farty than it was, which was to its credit. Not sure why RYM thinks it's a comedy though. Maybe I lost something in translation but there were only a few times that felt the least bit humorous to me. 
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James Bond vs James T. Kirk #10&11


Um, is it a spoiler to say they found him?



OK, the Thunderbirds had more convincing spaceships, but this features Blofeld, who goes full Dr. Evil.
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I actually loved this movie so much.  Great soundtrack.
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RYM Satire time:

Captain Phillips, a biographical movie telling the tale of modern day pirates, who attack a cargo ship and subsequently kidnap the captain.

RYM Genre Police: This is not a biopic, or a crime movie!
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Originally posted by adg211288 adg211288 wrote:

RYM Satire time:

Captain Phillips, a biographical movie telling the tale of modern day pirates, who attack a cargo ship and subsequently kidnap the captain.

RYM Genre Police: This is not a biopic, or a crime movie!

What sort of genre do these dumbasses suggest instead?
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For that one, just Thriller as primary. Drama and Survival as secondary. I added Crime as a primary, but some twit will shoot it down quicker than you can say 'piracy is a crime'. If there's one thing RYM hates it's someone trying to add a new genre tag years after release. The exception being a new tag which they'll vote willy-nilly with no consideration instead. Like how Alien Invasion has shown up on movies with one lone alien in them (Alien: check; Invasion, check a dictionary) or in movies better described as first contact scenarios. Or Post-Metal on albums they previously declared weren't metal. 
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Started promising, but this three hour film soon devolved into a complete snoozefest. Overrated as fuck. Looked at how long I had left at one point and saw that it still had over an hour on the clock. I really lost interest at that point. Saw it through due to how far in I was already, but this ended up one of those like watching paint dry experiences. No wonder RYM loves it. 

I've also seen Fellini's 8 1/2 and didn't mind it but wasn't blown away. I don't expect to be trying any more of his films in a hurry (if ever). 
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