The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2021)

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Re: The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#26 Post by CSM126 » Fri May 14, 2021 4:49 pm

I’ll admit to intensely disliking Ain’t Them Bodies Saints specifically because it was a shitty Malick knockoff, but Lowery’s work since then has A) dramatically improved and B) no longer shows any Malick aping/influence that I can detect. Unless you wanna really stretch and say The Old Man and the Gun is a Badlands riff just because it’s a crime flick costarring Sissy Spacek.

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Re: The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#27 Post by connor » Fri May 14, 2021 4:52 pm

CSM126 wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 4:49 pm
I’ll admit to intensely disliking Ain’t Them Bodies Saints specifically because it was a shitty Malick knockoff, but Lowery’s work since then has A) dramatically improved and B) no longer shows any Malick aping/influence that I can detect. Unless you wanna really stretch and say The Old Man and the Gun is a Badlands riff just because it’s a crime flick costarring Sissy Spacek.
I was really liking The Old Man and the Gun but the script was really half-baked. It seemed to be missing a third act. It just suddenly ended.

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Re: The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#28 Post by therewillbeblus » Fri May 14, 2021 6:03 pm

I only really like A Ghost Story but I really like it. It's on an existential wavelength that is esoteric enough to inhibit blind recs though, as I've found even likeminded peers who are usually down with these kinds of philosophical tone poems to be split on it.

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Re: The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#29 Post by Boosmahn » Fri May 14, 2021 6:21 pm

I liked The Old Man and the Gun and the tone it was going for, but it probably would've been more impactful if it hadn't been the first Robert Redford movie I had seen. I'll likely watch A Ghost Story within the next month.

But as for The Green Knight, I predict it will either be great or a massive disappointment. I'm leaning towards the former!

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Re: The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#30 Post by cdnchris » Fri May 14, 2021 7:31 pm

I'm kinda disappointed that nobody has mentioned Pete's Dragon yet...

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Re: The Green Knight (David Lowery, 2020)

#31 Post by CSM126 » Fri May 14, 2021 7:52 pm

cdnchris wrote:
Fri May 14, 2021 7:31 pm
I'm kinda disappointed that nobody has mentioned Pete's Dragon yet...
For what it’s worth, I love Pete’s Dragon and think it’s Lowery’s best work to date. Lovely work, and perhaps my favorite Bryce Dallas Howard performance.

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