r/movies 8d ago Silver

Recommendation Public Service Announcement: The answer is ALWAYS "Just watch it in Release Order." Every time. No exceptions.

2.3k Upvotes

I swear to God, Star Wars "discourse" has ruined so much shit for so many people in so many different ways.

Every so often (sometimes daily, sometimes weekly, dread it, run from it, it arrives all the same) some curious film fan will log onto reddit and ask, in completely good faith and without any fault or ill will on their part, what they assume is a pertinent question re: an interesting possibility they've learned about semi-recently; a possibilty that has gotten popularized over the last 15+ years of online conversation among members of various Fandoms:

What's the best order to watch (Insert Film Series X here) for me to get the most out of them?

And the answer is always this:

Just watch the movies in the order they came out.

There's no reason not to do it that way. The idea that you can make a movie better by rearranging the order it was released in has always been bullshit. It's never worked in reality. It's a dumb hypothetical that started with a Star Wars fan trying to cope their way through believing you can make all the Star Wars movies good if only you rewrite literal history and pretend you haven't already watched all the movies (half of them legit not good) 3000 times.

For real, before there was ever a "Machete Order" for someone to refer to in an Aint It Cool News talkback, people just understood that a movie was what it was, it was always going to be that, and it didn't matter when you watched it, it was either going to be good or was going to suck because when you watched it had nothing to do with what was in it. Back then, people were also more accepting of the idea of the thing they enjoyed still being worthwhile - even if some parts of it were shitty. They didn't think it was worth retconning actual history in order to convince themselves that a bad movie wasn't bad. They just shrugged and went "yeah, that one was bad, but still..."

But then, one day... a desperate Star Wars fan unleashed upon the world a would-be "lifehack" to make bad movies most people didn't like "better!" They'd simply pretend the movie didn't come out when it did, and that it would somehow enhance itself and the movies around it by being in a different order. They called it "The Machete Cut" or "The Machete Order" and people didn't actually try this very often, but they entertained this as a thought exercise (which is the only way it works) so eagerly that it became accepted as truth.

Once this weird bit of reasoning was popularized, suddenly everyone started to believe there was some sort of secret slow-motion fan-edit you could deploy to "unlock" the potential of every film series. All you had to do was pretend real hard that the movies you've already got memorized actually came out in a different order than the one they really did and now they weren't bad movies anymore! Or at the least, they were now better, and their bad parts were minimized because the order in which you slotted them in a hypothetical movie marathon was "optimized."

The "best order" to watch any film series is to watch them in order of when they were released, because that's the context they were intended to be seen in, and that's the context they were made in.

And honestly, the "best order" will likely include you bailing out on some of these franchise movies (a lot of them, honestly) when you realize how fucking bad they are. And that's okay too! You don't have to love everything that comes out under a unified brand. Watching bad franchise entries in some sort of retconned release order isn't going to change that they're bad, or make them less bad. And the things you like don't have to be perfect to justify your still liking them. They don't even have to be mostly good. They certainly don't need to have reality and all historical context retconned for them.

Just watch em in the order they came out. The way everyone who made them and watched them in the first place did.

r/movies Jan 04 '23

Recommendation Forgetting Sarah Marshall - Fun movie! Any recommendations for movies like this?

2.6k Upvotes

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I'm in my late 30's now and have only seen posters of it across the internet back in late 2000's. I remembered it was a much talked about movie with a catchy title and Russell Brand's electric presence even if static pictures. I lived in a conservative country, so after watching it yesterday, only I understood why it was not shown in my theaters.

When we were searching for a movie to relax with, the thumbnail appeared on the Netflix screen, I said, "Why not?". It was a blast, to be sure, it was raunchy, uncomfortably so in the beginning, with an ensemble cast (Paul Rudd age like fine wine), and it is actually funny with some very memorable moments.

Russell Brand brings himself and his out-of-this world personality on to the screen. Mila Kunis and Kristen Bell both are drop dead gorgeous. Jason Segel is funny in beta cuck-ish kind of way that makes you wanna root for him. The side characters were also funny and charming.

Overall, a really fun movie that is also a blast from the past.

I'm trying to take a break from dark series and lighten up our netflix sessions, could you guys recommend any funny/light-hearted/raunchy comedies?

r/movies 15d ago All-Seeing Upvote

Recommendation The Secret Life of Walter Mitty Deserves More

1.8k Upvotes

I recently rewatched this gem, directed by Ben Stiller, remembering it as a fun watch a few years ago. I was not ready for what I got. I checked some reviews and critics thought it was a mixed bag, but let me tell you they were wrong. This movie has so much going for it, the titular character is well developed, and has one of my favorite arcs in cinema. It is also a film I hold close as it deals with Maladaptive Daydreaming a problem I too deal with.

The comedy as subtle and used sparingly, allowing for one too really notice it when it happens. One scene in particular sticks out to me being the scene with the "It's not a Porpoise" quip, which has no right to be as funny as it is. Likewise CGI is used sparingly, and is only used throughout the film to show what is imagined by the protagonist.

The soundtrack too is well done, with songs like Lake Michigan by Rouge Wave, and Step Out by Jose Gonzalez adding to the tone of the movie perfectly. Instrumentals are used throughout to great effect.

Finally, if nothing else watch it for the backgrounds and locations, much of the film is set in Iceland where the majority of filming was done, and it truly shows. Much of the landscapes are chillingly beautiful, and the Skateboarding Scene is one of my personal favorites.

Though it has some flaws (the daydream sequences can be a bit much) the film is an enjoyable romp, which deserves far more enjoyment. Please watch.

r/movies 1d ago

Recommendation What movies were marketed as horror, but actually aren’t

95 Upvotes

I’m a baby when it comes to horror movies and never even consider watching a movie that I think will make me feel uneasy walking around my house at night in the dark. The problem is, Hollywood is very uncreative in its advertising, and will often claim that any movie with some suspense is a “horror” movie. Because of this, I avoided movies such as Cabin In The Woods, Get Out, and recently, The Menu because I thought they would be too scary for me. But then I watched them, enjoyed them, and wasn’t scared at all (Cabin In The Woods maybe had some moments, but the humor of it seemed to effectively offset any fear).

What are some examples of movies I might be missing out on because they were inaccurately marketed as horror? I tend to not mind gore or violence - I just can’t stand creepy images or monsters that I might imagine hiding in my closet.

r/movies 4d ago

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (01/25/23-02/01/23)

91 Upvotes

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/[LB/Web*] Film User/[LB/Web*]
“Infinity Pool” Miposian “Sympathy for Mr. Vengeance” [Zwischenzug]
"Golda” brayshizzle “Drop Dead Gorgeous” Bodymaster
“The Fabelmans” [JRosen2005] “La Cérémonie” SnarlsChickens
“Nope” [Simon_8217] “My Cousin Vinny” That_one_cool_dude
“The Father” [discodaz] “Midnight Run” [perrymanilow]
"Jujitsu Kaisen 0” [HardcoreHenkie] "The Moderns” qumrun60
“Psycho Goreman” SupaKoopa714 “Big” [Dunkaccino__]
“Clergy” (2018) [Tilbage i Danmark*] "The Mass is Ended (The Mass is Over)” [Millerian-55*]
“Lucky Number Slevin” [Denster] “Hang ‘Em High” an_ordinary_platypus
“Swing Girls” Yankii_Souru “A Night to Remember” [ManaPop.com*]

r/movies 27d ago Brighten My Day

Recommendation That time my wife didn't believe me when I explained the plot of Over The Top (1987) ...

905 Upvotes

"It's a movie where Stallone is a professional arm wrestler. Hes also a truck driver and gets stuck with his estranged kid on the road.

As he travels across country, he trains his wrestling arm with a weight set rigged to his seat so he can lift as he drives.

He teaches his son about being a man and that arm wrestling is 100% mental, then loses his truck. But don't worry! As luck would have it, the reward for winning this years arm wrestling championship is a brand new truck!"

"No way is that a real movie," she said as I gleefully found it and pressed play.

Its still as awesome as i remember. The kid is... just the worst. Other than that it's definitely a quintessential 80s movie.

r/movies 13d ago

Recommendation It's always nice to revisit "Commando" and realize what a gloriously cheesy and ridiculous movie it is.

316 Upvotes

Much like "Roadhouse", another 80s Joel Silver production, this is a film that embraces how ridiculous it is and goes all out to show you a good time. Right from the start when you have Arnold carrying a whole damn tree on his shoulder and then he and adorable little Alyssa Milano literally feeding a deer by hand like a Disney flick, you know you are not to take anything seriously. And the the ridiculousness just piles up. The one-liners (some of Arnold's best and this was the film that really showed off his comedic skills for the first time). Dan Hedaya's attempt at a South American accent. A fight between Arnold and Bill Duke that has them crashing into the filming of a porno film. Rae Dawn Chong wielding a rocket launcher. The order to contact "the Federal Building" (which is akin to a character asking for a generic "beer"). David Patrick Kelly getting dropped off a cliff and we never hear him hit the bottom (seriously, if you do a drinking game around the continuity errors and special effects failures in this film, you WILL die). The climax where Arnold takes out an entire army and yet no one can touch him (to borrow an MST3K riff, "Why is it so hard to hit the slow giant white thing?"). Vernon Wells's EVERYTHING (seriously, it's like the guy mainlined coke before every take).

My favorite bit, however, is the fracas at the mall where Arnold takes on all those security guards. Either the mall has a security guard convention going on or there's an occupying army in the place. And then Arnold does a Tarzan swing on a balloon. Glorious.

And then there's this exchange between Chong and Arnold:

"You steal my car, you rip the seat out, you kidnap me, you ask me to help you find your daughter, which I very kindly do, and then you get me involved in a shoot out where people are dying and there's blood spurting all over the place, and then I watch you rip a phone booth out of a wall, swing from the ceiling like Tarzan, and then there's a cop that's going to shoot you and I save you and they start chasing me! Are you going to tell me what's going on or what?!"

"No."

"NO? NO?!"

Sorry, Chong, you won't get logic in this film. Just enjoy the ride.

r/movies 5d ago

Recommendation Relentlessly intense movies from start to finish

39 Upvotes

I rewatched Prisoners after not having seen it in full and was blown away by the sheer intensity from start to finish. Very few movies have me on the edge of my seat from start to finish, so I was blown away by it because I had forgotten all of the details, and didn’t know the ending. Somehow I was able to avoid spoilers all these years.

Some of the films I would put on this list just in terms of sheer intensity are:

The Silence of the Lambs

Zodiac

Green Room

Se7en

Mystic River

Can anybody recommend some movies that are on the intensity level of the aforementioned? Thank you!

r/movies Jan 04 '23

Recommendation The Menu absolutely sold me on a rewatch.

445 Upvotes

I watched The Menu a few months ago in the theaters. I really liked the movie but I wasn't sure how it would fare regarding rewatches. Some of my most valued movie experiences are those that you can experience over and over, or at least a few times throughout the years.

I caught the movie again when it started streaming yesterday. Man, there's so much that I forgot. The interesting dialogues, the unique characters, how they managed to give personality and depth to so many characters on screen in a fairly short (1h47m) runtime, and a satisfying (if not, interesting) ending to boot. Regardless of knowing the ending, I found it incredibly enjoyable to experience again.

Ralph Fiennes stage presence is intimidating and demanding, and he really sells the character. For an hour or so, it feels like you're in his kitchen, experiencing what the on-screen guests are experiencing.

This isn't to take away from the other remarkable performances throughout - Anya Taylor-Joy, Nicholas Hoult, and Hong Chau, among others, add necessary depth, quirkiness, and are just perfect casts for their roles, keeping the interactions interesting and engaging.

Now, it's not a movie to watch every day, sure... but I imagine I'll revisit it a couple more times in the coming years.

r/movies 24d ago

Recommendation Bad, cheesy, no good, obscure 80's movies needed.

55 Upvotes

Hey, so I am looking to throw a party for some friends next month. The party is just gonna be like 4 or so really bad 80's movies that I'll project up in the yard or garage or something. I want to go out and get some very obscure choices, not obvious bad 80's movies. For an example one i found a few months ago was 'The Stuff.' Low budget, not super well known. An example of stuff I'm not talking about would be like 'Mac & Me' or 'Howard the Duck.' They are bad 80's movies, but they are well known, and most people will probably have seen one of them. Not a requirement, but horror is my preference, but willing to get all kinds of recommendations. Thanks in Advance!

r/movies 3d ago

Recommendation What's the most soul-crushing movie you've seen?

20 Upvotes

I'm going to go with Come and See, and Heavy.

Heavy does have a hopeful ending, but the rest of it is a very painful and uncomfortable watch. It does a good job of conveying depression and insecurities, but I don't think anyone would call this movie "fun".

Come and See is a ruin-your-day type of movie, but it's well done. I'd still recommend it. It's a movie you won't forget, but watch something else on date night.

r/movies 3d ago

Recommendation Westerns involving trains

39 Upvotes

I’m writing a screenplay involving outlaws attacking a train to silence an important witness and I’m looking for more inspiration.

I’ve been watching a fair few westerns but can anyone recommend me any which heavily feature trains? I’ve already watched Once upon a Time… and The Lone Ranger is obviously train heavy but is there anything else? Even if it’s just a particular scene (like Butch Cassidy).

I’m probably missing some obvious ones but if anyone has any suggestions I’ll definitely try and check them all.

Many thanks.

r/movies Jan 04 '23

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (12/28/22-01/04/23)

127 Upvotes

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/[LB/IMDb*] Film User/[LBxd]
“Babylon” [filmpatico] “The Long Kiss Goodnight” HasSomeSelfEsteem
"Puss in Boots: The Last Wish” [SantinoStudios] “Glengarry Glen Ross” loveicetea
“Avatar: The Way of Water” [Dunkaccino__] “Howard’s End” [Jonafun999]
“Violent Night” Comic_Book_Reader “Rain Man” BrownKidIRL
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” [sharky_55] “A Christmas Story” That_one_cool_dude
"A Christmas Story Christmas” [cinemapichollu*] "Drunken Master” Izzy248
“Inside Out” ZMysticCat “Barry Lyndon” ilovelucygal
“Curse of the Golden Flower” thrussie "Batman” (1966) [Zwischenzug]
“PTU” (2003) [AneeshRai7] “On the Waterfront” L_ E_ F_ T_
“Vidocq” (2001) qumrun60 “A Trip to the Moon” Princess5903

🎆🎇 HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 🎇🎆

r/movies Jan 05 '23

Recommendation Morally Good Heist Movies?

97 Upvotes

I’m looking for a heist movie where the main character(s) are acting morally. There is a small catch, the characters can’t be reformed criminals like in Ant-Man or Ocean’s Eight. The only one that I could come up with is National Treasure but that isn’t a true heist movie. Any recommendations are welcome!

r/movies 7d ago

Recommendation Looking for dark comedies to change my mood

38 Upvotes

I absolutely love fucked up movies, but I think I overdid it today; after watching Funny Games, The House That Jack Built, and Speak No Evil, I feel super gross and am questioning my own humanity lol. Looking for some movies that are still kinda dark, but have comedic undertones and don’t have endings that are completely fucked up.

r/movies 25d ago

Recommendation Strange Days is awesome. It's a shame it didn't get the love it needed when it came out.

337 Upvotes

Strange Days has always been on my radar due to it being written by James Cameron and directed by his former wife Kathryn Bigelow but due it not being unavailable on Blu-Ray or iTunes to rent in the USA, I had to keep putting it off. However, due to it's recent addition of it to HBO Max I finally decided to give it a watch and it's definitely my favorite Kathryn Bigelow movie.

First up is the cast. I'll admit, when I saw Ralph Fiennes as the lead , I found it a bit jarring. I've always known him as Amon Göth in Schindler's List, Voldemort in the Harry Potter movies or as M in the Daniel Craig James Bond movies, so seeing him as the street character Lenny Nero came off as off-putting to me. Still, those doubts were dashed because he's fantastic. I especially love the bit he does with the Rolex. (Is this impact resistant?)

The rest of the cast is also great with Angela Bassett, Juliette Lewis (in perhaps her hottest role), Tom Sizemore, Vincent D'Onofrio, and Michael Wincott with that raspy voice of his.

I also love the look of this movie. It has this cyberpunk dystopian look despite it taking place on the last few days of 1999. The climax also takes place during a New Year's celebration in downtown LA and it just looks beautiful.

The action is also pretty great. I especially love the way Bigelow crafts these POV scenes. They could be thrilling like the Chinese restaurant robbery or downright terrifying such as the breaking and entering scene.

Strange Days is the kind of movie that I can see getting better with repeat viewings. I also hope it gets a proper Blu-Ray release in the US. (The UK got a release in 2017). Maybe Arrow or Shout Factory can release one but it seems unlikely since Disney now owns the North American distribution rights.

I just hope this movie gets more attention. It deserves cult status!

r/movies 17d ago

Recommendation Any Sorcerer (1977) fans here? ...

175 Upvotes

I somehow only discovered it a few years ago but have watched several times since.
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0076740/

The director is William Friedkin (The French Connection, The Exorcist). Roy Scheider is fantastic in it. I've read that McQueen was almost in that role.

But the tension in the movie is unreal. And I can't imagine how they filmed some of the scenes. If the premise sounds interesting to you check it out!

r/movies 10d ago

Recommendation Vegas Vacation

70 Upvotes

Sorry if this is random, but I love Vegas Vacation with Chevy Chase. I think of it as a classic and I love the experiences Rusty has. I love Christmas Vacation too. They seem to be classics. Anyone agree or disagree? If you haven’t watched them, I highly recommend both. You’ll most likely quote out parts of the movies after watching, Nick Papageorgio!

r/movies 3d ago

Recommendation Casino(1995)

53 Upvotes

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Casino based on the book by Nicholas Pileggi, revolves around Sam Rothstein(Robert De Niro), an expert handicapper, asked to look after the Tangiers Casino in Las Vegas by the Chicago Outfit. While he successfully manages to get the Casino into profits, he has to deal with his hot headed friend Nicky Santoro(Joe Pesci), whose own parallel criminal activites, get the attention of the law.

There is also the gold digger Ginger McKenna(Sharon Stone), a former hustler, who marries him for the money, while cheating on the side with her long time boyfriend Lester Diamond(James Woods).

Often overshadowed by other Marty gangster classics like Goodfellas, Mean Streets, personally would rate this among my favorites. The story though has shades of Mean Streets a lot, two friends in crime, and one having to face problems due to his hot headed friend's criminal activities. In a sense Robert De Niro reprises Harvey Keitel's role in Mean Streets, while Pesci's role is similiar to De Niro's in that movie. The relationship between these two is well depicted.

Marty's movies have pretty good detailing, and it's so in this movie, as he depicts the nitty gritties of the casino operations. Especially loved the tracking shot, that goes inside the casino, showing the counting rooms, the back room operations.

Another favorite scene is where Sam catches the scammers, superbly shot, and the showdown in the desert between Sam and Nicky.

De Niro is as brilliant as ever, as Sam, bringing in the right gravitas to the role, while Pesci more or less reprises his Goodfellas role.

Sharon Stone, stripped off her Diva image, playing a down at the hells, opportunist hustler does quite well too.

Other good performances too by James Woods as the conman.

Worth a watch.

r/movies Dec 11 '22

Recommendation [HOT TAKE] Home Alone 2 is one of the best sequels of all time

1.2k Upvotes

Home Alone is of course a classic and one of the best Christmas movies of all time, but I personally think the sequel is even better and near perfect as a film.

The movie is funny asf, super heartfelt, the battle against the sticky bandits is even more entertaining than the original, the soundtrack slaps and despite watching it over and over it still hasn’t got boring to me.

Arguably the best Christmas movie of all time, and a sequel that does everything right. Do you agree ?

EDIT: everyone quoting Marv and Harry in the comments has me dying lmao

r/movies Dec 28 '22

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (12/21/22-12/28/22)

155 Upvotes

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*]
“Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery” [An_Ant2710] “White Lie” (2019) [Millerian-55*]
"Avatar: The Way of Water” Tranquil_Taurus009 “Lucky” (2017) [Tilbage i Danmark*]
“(Guillermo Del Toro’s) Pinocchio” Spiritual-Signal4999 “The Endless” MonolithJones
“The Whale” ChooseCorrectAnswer “The Wind Rises” [The Panthers’ Movie Den*]
“Lady Chatterley’s Lover” Puzzled-Journalist-4 “Out of Life (Hors la Vie)” [ThisIsCreation]
"EO” clekas "Goodfellas” [Reinaldo_14]
“All Quiet on the Western Front” (2022) [ryan4pie] “Possession” nomjit
“Dinner in America” [Timmace] "Paths of Glory” [ManaPop.com*]
“Waves” xRoyalewithCheese “Dial M for Murder” SnarlsChickens
“Klaus” [HardcoreHenkie] “It’s a Wonderful Life” Newgripper1221

** ATTN: ** This is LAST WEEK’S post (12/28/22). THIS WEEK’S post (01/04/23) can be found HERE. Sorry for any confusion this may cause. Hopefully, the pinned posts will be switched out soon. — Twoweekswithpay

r/movies 12d ago

Recommendation If you liked EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE, you need to see SWISS ARMY MAN (the other movie from The Daniels)

136 Upvotes

SWISS ARMY MAN is one of the most underrated movies of the past decade and the directorial debut from The Daniels. When it premiered in 2016 at Sundance, it was dismissed as "the farting corpse movie."

That is horseshit peddled by children who didn't make it past the first 10 minutes.

This movie is astounding and a testing ground for a lot of the stuff you saw in EEAAO; absolutely bonkers concept, incredible character development, and a wacky plot that's fun until it's not and the full weight of what's actually happening hits you like a brick in the 3rd act.

Given the wild success of EEAAO, we will probably see a critical re-examination of SWISS ARMY MAN but seriously cannot recommend it more highly if you have not seen it already.

r/movies Dec 12 '22

Recommendation What Rom Coms have I missed out on?

305 Upvotes

Ok, so hear me out, I spent most of my life avoiding romantic comedies, and thankfully my girlfriend has broken that barrier.

She started with Dave, then Sleepless in Seattle and now While you were sleeping. And you know what? Those are great fucking movies! So tell me reddit, what else have I missed out on? (I've seen 10 things I hate about you and read most of shakespeare if that helps)

TLDR: The title of this post.

Update: I did not expect all this support, thank you very much, I can’t reply to all of you, but your recommendations are being added to my list and I look forward to making my GF watch them with me!

r/movies 1d ago

Recommendation Cop Land - 1997

54 Upvotes

I’ve finally watched this movie after hearing about it a few times over the years, it’s a very good and very underrated thriller. It’s a wonder to me how/why it’s not as well known as other crime/thrillers. Without giving away the whole story, here’s the basic premise:

A Sheriff in a New Jersey town, who always wanted to be NYPD but couldn’t because of an injury, tries not to get involved in the affairs of corrupt NYPD officers that populate his town and keep the peace, he is urged by an Internal Affairs Officer to help take them down, throughout he struggles to remain silent and not interfere, finally he decides to bring them down.

The cast is also stacked:

Sylvester Stallone as Sheriff Freddy Heflin

Harvey Keitel as the Main Antagonist, Ray Donlan

And other supporting roles from Ray Liotta, Robert Patrick, Michael Rapaport, Peter Berg, Annabella Sciorra, Janeane Garofalo, Tony Sirico, and Robert De Niro

r/movies 11d ago

Recommendation What is the Best Film You Watched Last Week? (01/18/23-01/25/23)

40 Upvotes

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/[LBxd]
“A Man Called Otto” ExoticShirtMe “Strike! (All I Wanna Do!)” [akoaytao]
"Enys Men” throwawaycatallus “The Rainmaker” Galac_tacos
“Tár” [JRosen2005] “Schindler’s List” [Dalekman123]
“Fire of Love” MrDudeWheresMyCar “Krull” craig_hoxton
“Dinner in America” Bodymaster “First Blood” That_one_cool_dude
"I Don’t Feel at Home in This World Anymore” joneild "Apocalypse Now” andhadhund
“Captain Phillips” [ryan4pie] “Black Sunday” [Couchmonger]
“Winter’s Bone” [smoaktrees] "The Taking of Pelham One Two Three” (1974) PeterMahogany
“A Prairie Home Companion” Ragsman33 “Harry and Tonto” muchomojotx
“Freeze Me” (2000) Yankii_Souru “Ministry of Fear” [DuncanShields]