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Thanks! Big Grin  Yeah... I'm a bit cheap too if I'm honest. But now I've gone for it I don't regret it at all. I'm a sucker for stats as well, which is one of the things I value most, along with the ability to filter by streaming/rental service.
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(02-14-2020, 02:06 PM)The Scribbling Man Wrote: the ability to filter by streaming/rental service.

Oooh!
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Letterboxd reviewer looking for help

He seems like a genuine guy. I've been following his reviews for a while. He's hoping to break into the film industry and looking for anyone who might have contacts.
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Followed. Unfortunately, I can't really help the guy out in any way besides that...

Just found out this thread existed. If anyone wants to hear what I have to say about movies for some reason, here you are: https://letterboxd.com/macmilln/. I've been getting more into film the past few months, and have started writing a review for every movie I watch. More-so for my own reference but I try to make them accessible and coherent for all. I'd love some feedback, or just some dialogue with anyone over there!
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That guy followed me ages ago, but I tend to automatically ignore anyone who on first glance just mass follows with no other interaction. It typically implies an interest only in self promotion, rather than listening to what others have to say.

Having said that, after reading the guys post my heart goes out to him, and I've followed back. He would likely find it beneficial to do some networking on Letterboxd rather than just collecting follows though. I liked and commented on someone's review about a month back and we got talking - ended with them saying they were looking for writers and they gave me thier email address. Looking into it more it looked like they had thier fingers in a couple of pies. It may or may not go anywhere, but the point is that it's important to network and a show of genuine interest in other people's work goes a long way. Mass following with no interaction with those you follow doesn't make you look good.
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Anyone got the new iOS update? It's pretty sexy.
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Tully (2018)
'Tully' re-teams Director Jason Reitman, writer Diablo Cody, Cinematographer Eric Steelberg and star Charlize Theron from 2011's 'Young Adult' (one of my favourites from that year). Theron plays a mother of three on the brink of a full-scale breakdown from exhaustion and depression, who reluctantly brings in a young "night nanny" called Tully to help her out (played by Mackenzie Davis). Knowing much more about the story would be in danger of spoilers but if you notice the little signs you'll be able to work out exactly where the plot is heading, however the journey there is captivating enough that it didn't matter to me one bit. Theron delivers another vanity-free performance, gaining 50-pounds and slouching around just letting it all hang out. She is so good at playing misanthropic, passive-aggressive and prickly characters, yet she can still make us love them and feel their pain. The humour might not be as gleefully caustic as in 'Young Adult' but characters are just as deep, perhaps more so. Here is hoping these guys make a third film together.



(^ Spoiler free trailer)

That's the last of my 25-film '5 Actors, 5 Films (Part IV)' list ticked off. I've seen some fantastic Charlize Theron performances, some crazy Jackie Chan stunts, I've now seen every film starring Florence Pugh, watched a couple of Laurence Fishburne 90s gangster classics and discovered a couple of new favourite Chow Yun Fat films ('Wild Search' and 'Full Contact'). Time well spent, only about 5 or 6 I wouldn't bother re-watching.

For my next 25-films list '5 Directors, 5 Films (Part V)' I'm going with:
 
Quote:Francis Ford Coppola - These are more or less the last five "good" films from his filmography that I'm yet to see.
The Conversation 1974
The Outsiders 1983
Rumble Fish 1983
Gardens of Stone 1987
The Rainmaker 1997

Werner Herzog - About time I delved deeper into my BFI Herzog blu-ray boxset.
Stroszek 1977
Nosferatu the Vampyre 1979
Woyzeck 1979
Fitzcarraldo 1982
Burden of Dreams 1982 (actually by Les Blank but it's documenting Herzog's 'Fitzcarraldo')

Hayao Miyazaki - All his films have recently been added to Netflix, so here we go!
My Neighbor Totoro 1988
Kiki’s Delivery Service 1989
Princess Mononoke 1997
Ponyo 2008
The Wind Rises 2013

Steven Soderbergh - Like everyone else, I want to watch 'Contagion' right now and if I'm going to watch 'Solaris', I might as well see them both.
Sex, lies, and videotape 1989
Traffic 2000
Solaris 2002
Contagion 2011
Logan Lucky 2017

Andrei Tarkovsky - I've had his 'Sculpting Time' blu-ray boxset on my "to do" shelf for far too long, so it sounds odd to say "I can't wait!" to watch these five films.
Ivan’s Childhood 1962
Andrei Rublev 1966
Solaris 1972
Mirror 1975
Stalker 1979
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That's my last 5x5 list complete and it only took 7 weeks ( '5 Directors, 5 Films (Part V)' ). I loved all the Miyazaki films, discovered a couple of new Coppola favourites (The Conversation & Rumble Fish) and liked half of the Herzog films. I liked all of Soderbergh and Tarkovsky's films except Solaris & Solaris Big Grin . The best ones by each Director are probably: The Conversation, Fitzcarraldo, The Wind Rises, Logan Lucky and Andrei Rublev.

For my next list ( '5 Directors, 5 Films (Part VI)' ) I've picked these 25 films:

Quote:Alan Clarke - I've recently bought the 'Dissent & Disruption: The Complete Alan Clarke at the BBC' blu-ray boxset, so I'm keen to get stuck in.
    Scum 1977
    Scum 1979
    Contact 1985
    Rita, Sue and Bob Too 1987
    Elephant 1989

John Carpenter - With these watched, I've seen all of John Carpenter's films, plus one he wrote.
    The Fog 1980
    Black Moon Rising 1986
    Prince of Darkness 1987
    In the Mouth of Madness 1994
    Village of the Damned 1995

Safdie Brothers - Let's work backwards from 'Uncut Gems' and see what else they cooked up.
    The Pleasure of Being Robbed 2008
    Daddy Longlegs 2009
    Lenny Cooke 2013
    Heaven Knows What 2014
    Good Time 2017

Lucio Fulci - I've been enjoying old Italian Horror films of late and Fulci is one of the more (in)famous Directors.
    Don’t Torture a Duckling 1972
    Zombie Flesh Eaters 1979
    City of the Living Dead 1980
    The Beyond 1981
    Zombie 3 1988

Terence Fisher - I want to watch a few more films from my Hammer DVD boxset, especially a couple of the Dracula series.
    The Mummy 1959
    The Brides of Dracula 1960
    The Curse of the Werewolf 1961
    Dracula: Prince of Darkness 1966
    Frankenstein Created Woman 1967
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