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[–]Eav 2 insightful - 2 funny2 insightful - 1 funny3 insightful - 2 funny -  (2 children)

Two overlooked gems from 2017 that Ive recently seen and can't get out of my head: "Thoroughbreds" and "Ingrid goes West". They are an excellent double feature. Both explore the psychopathy/narcissm endemic in modern society, and both are considered "black comedies". I find the portrayals within deeply unsettling, brilliant acting jobs (particularly Aubrey Plaza as "Ingrid") I didn't experience these films as comedy at all. I think both films are a kind of litmus test, as I have noticed viewers and critics alike tend to be evenly split on whether theyd just watched a hilarious satire or a satirical thriller. I favor the latter interpretation. Both are writer/director jobs, and both are stunningly adept debuts which deserved way more attention. I particularly think Plaza was robbed of an Oscar nom, and Thoroughbreds is one of the most taught, well-staged 1.5 hours I've seen on screen. The soundtrack is particularly off-beat, almost alarmingly so. Of the two, if I had to chose, I'd go with Thoroughbreds. I have not successfully totally vanquished the disturbing implications of its well-healed from my mind in the two weeks since I've seen it. A must watch for sure. Especially for those hip to truths which constitute the genuine realities of life on Earth.

As for "Ingrid", I can guarantee it is one of tge most wrenching pieces of film to watch, in the way that I found it impossible to remain seated throughout. Everyone that watched with me had the same experience. Be that pleasant or not, it certainly affects deeply.

Both did.

[–]Mnemonic 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (1 child)

I heard of Thoroughbreds through https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbJVd5C8OU0&t=775s and seems to fit your description as well and as well as. {pretty sure that's english}

[Though I am a little upset because are you a just launched sentient AI? How can these just released movies be your "What's a movie you could rave and gush about for LIFE that you 1000% recommend despite others maybe/often underrating it? And I wanna hear it's importance to you!" ?]

[–]Goober_notorious2[S] 2 insightful - 1 funny2 insightful - 0 funny3 insightful - 1 funny -  (0 children)

Lol! I wonder the same thing... like when you come across a "list of great movies" but they're just the movies that people are promoting from that year...haha