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Pretentious Movies

  • 28-03-2019 5:17pm
    Registered Users Posts: 665 ✭✭✭ redmgar

    What is the most pretentious commercial movie that you have seen?
    I would go with the Kurt Cobain mimicking "Last days"



  • Closed Accounts Posts: 40,086 ✭✭✭✭ Harry Palmr

    2001 obvs! :pac:

  • Registered Users Posts: 443 ✭✭ DaeryssaOne

    Tree of Life

  • Registered Users Posts: 826 ✭✭✭ El Duda

    Pretty much anything that Little White Lies gives 5 stars to.

  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators Posts: 17,581 Mod ✭✭✭✭ ixoy

    A Ghost Story.
    Casey Affleck in a white sheet and a really long scene involving a pie being eaten.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,960 Autecher

    I ♥ Huckabees - I liked this when it came out but I think I would hate it now.
    Eyes Wide Shut - I thought this was crap but did like seeing Nicole Kidman in the nip.
    In fact most Kubrick movies I have seen.
    Also cheating a bit here as it's a tv show but The OA is very pretentious and I like it a lot.

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  • Closed Accounts Posts: 29,935 ✭✭✭✭ TerrorFirmer

    The Fountain (that I've seen). Good and cohesive in spots but wacky and abstract in the extreme in others to a point well beyond absurdity.

  • Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 25,537 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Dades

    Punch Drunk Love.

    My God I hated that movie.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,362 ✭✭✭ Lorelli!

    Autecher wrote: »
    In fact most Kubrick movies I have seen.

    A good few of them yea.

    A Clockwork Orange :rolleyes: huh.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,362 ✭✭✭ Lorelli!

    Moulin Rouge wasnt very good either. I do like a remix of one of the songs though.

  • Registered Users Posts: 26,700 ✭✭✭✭ gmisk

    Tree of Life
    Agreed but a lot of his recent films are even worse IMO
    -Knight of cups
    -Song to song
    Are even worse.

    I would add
    -Southland tales

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  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,002 The Enbalmer

    The Usual Suspects. It managed to fool people that the 'twist' ending was something other than a bad plot device that rendered the rest of the film meaningless

  • Registered Users Posts: 783 ✭✭✭ Captain Red Beard

    The Usual Suspects. It managed to fool people that the 'twist' ending was something other than a bad plot device that rendered the rest of the film meaningless

    Ah no.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,584 Frank O. Pinion

    You know a film has a very good chance of being a fantastic, challenging, intellectual film if someone uses the word "pretentious" to critique it. More so, if they also happen to be Star Wars, Marvel, or Fast & Furious fans. Some of my favourite films have been dubbed pretentious. I love the term "pretentious art films". I also enjoy when people use the term extremely incorrectly.

    Punch Drunk Love? Absolutely brilliant film.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 634 ✭✭✭ Sorry about that

    Lost in Translation.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,478 ✭✭✭✭ DrumSteve

    I really wanted to like Tree of Life... But it wasn't for me.

    Actually, really any Terence Mallick film.

  • Registered Users Posts: 12,094 ✭✭✭✭ y0ssar1an22

    those bull**** oscar grab movies. i'm looking at you eddie redmayne

  • Registered Users Posts: 17,740 ✭✭✭✭ Drumpot

    Punch Drunk Love? Absolutely brilliant film.

    Loved that movie..

    And Magnolia .

    But I also like Star Wars !!!

  • Registered Users Posts: 3,858 ✭✭✭ Church on Tuesday

    The Matrix.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 21,742 ✭✭✭✭ Persepoly

    Some of the films mentioned I love! Opinions of them can be so subjective, leaving aside technical critique anyways.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,997 ✭✭✭ Ipso

    Mulholland Drive.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 3,748 ✭✭✭ tony1kenobi


    Guy Ritchie isn’t as clever as he thinks.

    Or I’m not as clever as Guy Ritchie thinks.

    Either way it was a bag of ****

  • Registered Users Posts: 582 ✭✭✭ Hobosan

    Midnight in Paris

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,709 ✭✭✭ El Rifle

    Mary Queen of Scots took pretentiousness to new levels inserting the modern social ideas into a time where they didn't exist.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,152 ✭✭✭✭ lawred2

    Are some people listing pretentious movies or crap movies?

  • Moderators, Category Moderators, Arts Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Technology & Internet Moderators Posts: 22,507 CMod ✭✭✭✭ Sad Professor

    lawred2 wrote: »
    Are some people listing pretentious movies or crap movies?

    Neither, just movies they find overrated, which is what happens in all these kinds of threads.

  • Banned (with Prison Access) Posts: 1,002 The Enbalmer

    Ah no.

    I guess you were one that fell for it.

    Ah well.

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,696 ✭✭✭ The White Wolf

    Only Lovers Left Alive feels like a pretentious film but I loved it all the same.

    The late noughties/early this decade had quite a few of them and they seemed to involve the likes of Michael Cera and Jesse Eisenberg. Juno and Adventureland are such examples. Films if they were released now would be absolutely murdered for their lack of self awareness.

  • Registered Users Posts: 16,687 ✭✭✭✭ Zubeneschamali

    2001 is my all time favourite. Lost in Translation is terrific.

    And I really like The Empire Strikes Back.

  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,362 ✭✭✭ Lorelli!

    There Will Be Blood. Did not like it, think it's overrated and pretentious. Though Daniel Day Lewis is one of my favorite actors.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,556 ✭✭✭ micks_address

    Do people ever think they agree some pretentious movies are great just so they can say they are great? Its like oh i understand whats going on here and its amazing just so they can seem to be on a higher intellectual level.. some movies are just not great.. i would put the lobster in this category.. i thought it was daft