The way this works is that you post a review of the best film you watched this week. It doesn’t have to be a new release, just any film you have seen over the last seven days that you feel is worth talking about. Here are some rules.
**1. Check to see if your favourite film of last week has been posted already.**
**2. Please post your *favourite* film of last week.**
**3. NO TV SHOWS!**
**4. ALWAYS use spoiler tags.** Report any comments that spoil recent / little-known films without using the spoiler tag.
**5. Comments that only contain the title of the film will be removed!**
Here are some great comments from [last week’s thread](https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/7v8hw7/what_was_the_best_film_you_watched_this_week/):
* [**Avatar**, the Collectors Edition version which is just under 3 hours long. I fucking love this movie. The added scenes provide more wonderful little character moments which makes it more of a complete package and nearly 10 years later the majority of the effects in the movie don’t look dated or obvious. It’s remarkable that the movie doesn’t really look like it’s aged, and it looks comfortably better than the majority of special effects in movies that have come out since the movie was first released. I’m excited for the sequels and I think they’re going to be massive. When people say the movie had no cultural impact they’re gonna be eating their words when the first poster or teaser comes out for the sequel and gets talked about by everyone. Plus the movie did a lot of good stuff for the environment and that’s more of an impact than many movies had. The story and characters are all familiar and don’t break new ground, but these parts of the movie are all executed in a way that makes me care about what is going on in the movie and the real star of the show is Pandora itself. It’s a world worth fighting for. It’s a world worth visiting. And I can’t wait to see Pandora again and to find out whatever James Cameron has up his sleeve for the sequels. Also off topic but I’ve finished the deleted scenes in the movie not too long ago and out of the hour of cut content I’d say most of it could make the movie even better. There’s really little moments like the Na’avi getting drunk which is just a lot of fun and builds the bond between both Jake/Neytiri and Jake/the Na’avi who hated him at first. Then there’s another where Jake tells Grace he has to keep going into the Avatar to be with Neytiri which is really sweet. There’s some weird stuff too like a romance between Norm and Michelle Rodriguez and a 5 minute drugged up vision sequence but overall I’d love a rerelease of the movie which is nearly 4 hours long that brings these character moments back into the film.](https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/7v8hw7/what_was_the_best_film_you_watched_this_week/dtqbg75/)
* [**Song to Song** – I was very pleasantly surprised. People have become more than tired with Malick’s super effervescent style starting with *To the Wonder*, and I totally get that, but I think *Song to Song* is actually far and away the best version of his last three features (which are almost the same movie). How so? Thematically, it feels more tangible than his previous two efforts, powerfully exploring the idea of connection — how people seek connection for different reasons, what good connection and bad connection can do to a person, and about how outer connections affect inner connectedness. *Song to Song* also has much more playfulness than Malick’s last two films, and I think this helps give the movie some buoyancy, helping the viewer care about the themes and characters, and properly offsetting the more serious/philosophical nature of the many voice-over narrations. Specifically, Ryan Gosling, Rooney Mara, and even Michael Fassbender (at least during the first half of the movie) do very well with Malick’s known minimalistic, “let em go” direction of his actors; much more than the actors of the last two movies, they seem to bring more life to the movie, rather than just looking like they’re wandering around a scene. The photography also reflects this playfulness; the use of color is breathtaking. As should be no surprise with Malick/Lubezki, the film hinges on the power of the images presented. Not only seeing the beauty of but also interpreting the cinematography is more important towards getting into the narrative of the movie than the voice-overs are. It is understandable that a movie like this wouldn’t be nominated for any cinematography awards, but I can say *Song to Song* probably had the best or 2nd best cinematography I’ve seen in the past year. If you’re at least open to Malick’s style, I would recommend it to you. Be ready to do some interpretive work though, as things will not be laid out for you.](https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/7v8hw7/what_was_the_best_film_you_watched_this_week/dtqd77f/)
* [**Insidious**. Most movies don’t scare me. There’s plenty of horror movies I like, such as *It* and *The Conjuring*, but they don’t really scare me so much as entertain me in other ways. There were certainly a couple of scenes from It that spooked me like the garage scene or the opening scene, but most of the movie felt like fun horror than actual being scared of nightmares horror. And *The Conjuring* was really well made but it didn’t scare me. It was entertaining but nothing stuck with me. I really wanted to be actually scared, like heart beating, not wanting to go to sleep scared. So I talked with some friends about what they recommended, because I’ve only been getting into horror movies for the past few months and there’s lots I haven’t seen. They recommended *Insidious*. I had heard before that it was super scary when it came out but I figured with their recommendation I’d give it a try. So I waited til like 4 in the morning, dead of night, turned off all the lights possible, moved my laptop close so it was as big as could be, and started it. And man, I’m not even kidding you, less than 30 seconds into the movie I had to stop it to reconsider. The violin soundtrack is FANTASTIC. As soon as I heard it instantly spike when at seeing the woman’s shadow outside the boy’s door I just got this awful feeling of dread. Never heard a soundtrack like it, heard music like it just once before but no horror has ever had a soundtrack with spooky violins like that. So I had to stop it. I tried two more times befoer I decided I’d be a man and just watch the movie. Even now it kinda just gives me the chills, but all alone in the dark at night? That really did it for me. I thought it would be a cheesy way to watch a horror movie but wow, it really worked. I also had lots of hype built into the movie because I had heard that there’s tons of monsters, and jumpscares. Every bit of horror is actually scary, not fake scary where it’s misleading, but like actually leading to something, like the whole movie was a haunted house. And wow it really paid off. The movie itself had some flaws but as far as the scare factor goes I was superbly impressed.](https://www.reddit.com/r/movies/comments/7v8hw7/what_was_the_best_film_you_watched_this_week/dtqfiy9/)
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