r/movies Nov 23 '22

What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (11/16/22-11/23/22) Recommendation

The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It can be any new or old release that you want to talk about.

{REMINDER: The Threads Are Posted Now On Wednesday Mornings. If Not Pinned, They Will Still Be Available in the Sub.}

Here are some rules:

1. Check to see if your favorite film of last week has been posted already.

2. Please post your favorite film of last week.

3. Explain why you enjoyed your film.

4. ALWAYS use SPOILER TAGS: [Instructions]

5. Best Submissions can display their [Letterboxd Accts] the following week.

Last Week's Best Submissions:

Film User/[LBxd] Film User/[LB/Web*]
“Spirited” sometimesiwatchtv44 “The Magician” (2005) Looper007
"Aftersun” SugarTrayRobinson “Treasure Planet” [FilmRook*]
“The Banshees of Inisherin” [Cw2e] “Memento” [CDynamo]
“Stars at Noon” LauraPalmersMom430 “Before Sunrise” sayyes2heaven
“The Stranger” (2022) NoNeedleworker5437 “Days of Thunder” octobuss
"The Quiet Girl” Plane_Willingness_25 "Drunken Master” [RStorm]
“Terrifier” Spiritual-Signal4999 “Tomka and His Friends” [AyubNor]
“Mother” (2009) weareallpatriots "The War of the Gargantuas” [Couchmonger]
“Synecdoche, New York” [RVernon] “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” (1964) [ManaPop.com*]
“Planet Terror” edmerx54 “The Kid” D0NNIE-DANKO
113 Upvotes

210 comments sorted by

View all comments

2

u/WalkingEars Nov 24 '22

I really liked Wakanda Forever. The story felt much more personal than most other Marvel movies, and the atmosphere was introspective and moody. I agree with the other commenter who praised the lack of constant comic relief; it felt appropriate for this story to mostly let things linger in more uncomfortable emotions without breaking the tension all the time. I admire stories that let their main characters make big mistakes. Very different in tone from the first Black Panther and from most other Marvel movies but it works well.

I also watched Thor Love and Thunder finally. I went in with low expectations because it got such mixed reviews but I honestly found it to be pretty fun and enjoyable. Some of the critiques of pacing and plot are fair but I still liked it.

I miss the days when Marvel only put out one or two movies a year rather than being so oversaturated. All the TV shows have made me sort of give up on really keeping track of Marvel content. But I enjoyed these two latest movies all the same