Moo V is MVZ's newest podcast dedicated to the love of movies and cinema. Hosted by Reed and Beej, every episode will review and dissect both current and classic films. Featured in this episode:
Worth Checking Out: -Cold War (Pawlikowski, 2018) -Coldplay: A Head Full of Dreams (Whitecross, 2018) -A Star Is Born (Cooper, 2018) -Widows (McQueen, 2018) -First Man (Chazelle, 2018) -The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Cohen Bros, 2018)
I think you guys missed a key detail in "Mommy". Kyla, the neighbor, has lost a child of her own in the past. After the pants-pissing scene you talked about Steve looks in at her in her bedroom and he sees several framed pictures of a little boy who we never see at any other time in the movie. We see her daughter several times, but the boy is never around. It's never talked about explicitly, but you can put two and two together there. Two years ago her son died and that's what led to her stutter problem. She can't bare to be around other children any more so she develops this psychosomatic condition to prevent her from doing her job as a teacher, which would obviously require her to be able to speak clearly. This might also explain her husband's coldness towards her, if he blames her for the kid's death in some way. Adds a whole new layer to her relationship with Steve and Die, doesn't it?
Also on the Xavier Dolan front, "Laurence Anyways" is a very good movie that's worth checking out. Also stars Suzanne Clement, pretty much unrecognizable from her role in "Mommy".
A few Cry Moments:
"Magnolia": When William H Macy says "I really do have love to give! I just don't know where to put it!" It just fucking wrecks me every time.
"Children of Men": The ceasefire.
"All About My Mother": Basically the entire movie.
"The Umbrellas of Cherbourg": Multiple parts, but specifically the ending. It's more of a happy-sad moment, but I'm always overwhelmed by the beauty of how it's executed.
"About Schmidt": The ending (briefly glimpsed in Project Cinema 10). Don't want to spoil it, but I'll just say I'm a sucker for movies that end with characters achieving "small victories" in their life.
Then there are other obvious ones like ET saying goodbye to Elliot or Sully saying goodbye to Boo in "Monsters, Inc.". Basically every Pete Docter movie, really.
Finally done hearing the podcast. These episodes keep getting better! Decided to watch Mommy on Tuesday, and damn that was such a beautiful film. I rarely cry for movies, but this was so emotional. I was a mess halfway through. I cried during 4 parts of the film; the first one being the first montage, the second time was when Steve slit his wrist, third time was when Die dreams about what Steve's future could've been like, and the fourth time was the ending. Thanks for recommending this movie in this episode. It's definitely in my top 25 favorite films. I also watched The Ballad of Buster Scruggs, since you guys mentioned how it reminded you of Black Mirror which was a good comparison. All of them end depressing except one, but I really enjoyed watching them. My favorite segments were "All Gold Canyon" and "The Gal Who Rattled". Didn't expect the girl to kill herself, and I was so happy when the old man killed the guy who tried taking his gold lol. I really thought he was dead.
My movie cry moments: "Your Name" - the ending when Taki and Mitsuha reunite. I didn't think they were going to be able to find each other, but when they did, I almost shed a tear. I was watching this with my cousin, so I'm pretty sure if I was watching this alone i would have cried horribly lol. "Grave of the Fireflies" - I watched this with my sis, and we were both pretty traumatized after watching this. The whole movie is depressing. Even though the intro reveals the faith of the boy and the girl, it's sad watching how both struggle to survive during WW2. Didn't cry when watching this, but I couldn't sleep after watching it. I was thinking about it probably for 2 days. It's a really messed up movie. "Room" - When the boy gets out of the carpet and see's the outside for the first time. I thought it was a beautiful scene. "The Pursuit of Happyness" - The father gets the job, and runs to pick up his son. Love that part a lot. "Lion" - Saroo finds his mom. However, he finds out that his brother has passed away. "The Boy in the Striped Pajamas" - The two boys end up locked inside a gas chamber, and eventually there's a scene where the mother starts crying.
Last Edit: Dec 9, 2018 0:49:08 GMT -5 by sarcastic
Psycho Driver '91: So, I got tired of using a name I thought was cool when I was 11 so now I'm using a name that I'll think is stupid when I'm 20. At least it's easier to say.
Feb 13, 2018 12:39:53 GMT -5