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Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear



A young woman who goes on a solo vacation to the English countryside after the death of her ex-husband.

From writer/director Alex Garland, starring Academy Award nominee Jessie Buckley and Rory Kinnear.
MEN – In Theaters May 20

RELEASE DATE: May 20
DIRECTOR: Alex Garland
CAST: Jessie Buckley Rory Kinnear, and Paapa Essiedu
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

I thought Ex-Machina was one of the best films of that year, but this guy needs to prove himself again. Haven't loved his other work.
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper
I thought Ex-Machina was one of the best films of that year, but this guy needs to prove himself again. Haven't loved his other work.
His only other movie was Annihilation which wasnít great but also wasnít bad.
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His only other movie was Annihilation which wasnít great but also wasnít bad.
Yes, it was a MASSIVE letdown and a mess. But when you set the bar unreasonably high with the great Ex Machina, I guess that's to be expected. I can't stand Jessie Buckley, so this is gonna have to be really fucking good. lol
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

The tunnel looks like a snake in the poster.
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

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The tunnel looks like a snake in the poster.

yeah you're right, I saw the skull more but nice catch.

Trailer gave me It Follows vibes more than anything
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

I like Garland and will watch whatever this is, but he is very hit or miss. Most recent miss was Devs. But Iíll hope this will be more Ex Machina or Annihilation.
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No need to watch this next trailer...I'm gonna watch this movie.



I'll still probably catch the trailer lmao
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

Y'all hating on Annihilation and Devs are crazy, yo.
The trailer for this I saw just before X had a good creepy vibe, so I'm down.
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Annihilation - Yes!
Devs - Nope. It had a premise it couldn’t follow through.
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

Reviews starting to come out for this: https://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/men_2022
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

This is out this weekend.
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

Interesting interview with Garland from the NYT. He sounds like a pretty miserable (or at least pessimistic) individual.
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

The tagline for this movie should be: "Come for the Garland, stay for the Cronenberg."

The movie plays out sort of like a female version of Straw Dogs with Jessie Buckley's protagonist being a fish out of water who finds herself at odds with the male locals in a predicament of escalating tension and violence. Of course, Garland directs the hell out of of it with lots of dreamy and nightmarish imagery, a hypnotic soundscape, and a slow but steady narrative buildup that leads to....well, let's just say it's nothing like what the trailers had you expecting.

Overall, I enjoyed it a lot. It was more grounded and emotionally involving than Annihilation and possibly even better than Ex-Machina, though I may have to give that and Men another viewing before deciding. Buckley is more than able to carry the movie in an impressive performance in a demanding lead role and Kinnear is effective in multiple parts, though the CGI effects for the face of one of his (younger) characters is a bit odd looking, though perhaps intentionally so.
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

My thought after watching this last night: WTF did I just watch? If there was some underlying deep meaning to this movie, I didn't get it. The only real frightening part of the movie, imo, was the scene with the disappearing policeman outside the house. I'm not saying I disliked the movie. I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure what the message was supposed to be. It went over my head. I had never seen Jessie Buckley in anything before. I thought she did a great job. But, as soon as the priest showed up with the split arm, I was lost. It didn't feel like a waste of time, but it just felt like a bunch of feminism threw up in this movie.
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

Originally Posted by MysterioMan007
. I'm not saying I disliked the movie. I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure what the message was supposed to be.
Same here. I guess there's supposed to be a reason why they got a different actor for the husband. Maybe I needed to know what those stone statues were based on, some kind of well-known myth maybe? I'd swear I saw the one in a Marilyn Manson video from the 90s.

I also had the misfortune of being in a theatre with four high school girls who laughed every time a penis appeared onscreen.
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

I really enjoyed the majority of this... mostly due to Garland's direction. The last act though.... wow. I'm not sure on all of that.

Buckley and Kinnear were excellent.
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This got a D+ CinemaScore from audiences. Iíve never even heard of one that bad. 😂

Should be streaming fairly soon.
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

Originally Posted by MysterioMan007
My thought after watching this last night: WTF did I just watch? If there was some underlying deep meaning to this movie, I didn't get it. The only real frightening part of the movie, imo, was the scene with the disappearing policeman outside the house. I'm not saying I disliked the movie. I enjoyed it, but I'm not sure what the message was supposed to be. It went over my head. I had never seen Jessie Buckley in anything before. I thought she did a great job. But, as soon as the priest showed up with the split arm, I was lost. It didn't feel like a waste of time, but it just felt like a bunch of feminism threw up in this movie.
Just saw this and had the same "WTF did I just watch" reaction.
Spoiler:
The split arm and broken ankle were like what happened to her husband when he hit the fence. I did not understand the nature/seed/pregnancy themes. Like the pregnant friend at the end

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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper
This got a D+ CinemaScore from audiences. Iíve never even heard of one that bad. 😂

Should be streaming fairly soon.
The 21 movies that audiences have hated the most in the past 2 decades

These movies received an F
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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

Spoiler:
All men bad is the message.


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Re: Men (2022, D: Garland) S: Jessie Buckley, Rory Kinnear

Originally Posted by Throwing Copper
This got a D+ CinemaScore from audiences. I’ve never even heard of one that bad. 😂

Should be streaming fairly soon.
Arthouse fare that gets a wide release usually get shit on.

Hereditary also got a D+, and I really liked that movie.

Matthew McConaughey's Serenity also got a D+ which was a little more earned

Other D+ Movies: Holmes & Watson, Soderbegh's Haywire, PTA's Punch-Drunk Love, Mike Nichol's Closer, Event Horizon, John Carpenter's Vampires, Very Bad Things, Jaw Breaker, The 13th Floor, Get Carter (2000), Alexander, Marci X, The Weather Man (the Nic Cage movie), Malick's The New World, The Ruins, The Black Dahlia, and a few others

Kinda related:
The Life Aquatic, American Psycho, Jeepers Creepers and Ravenous all got D ratings.
Eyes Wide Shut a D-, Vanilla Sky got a D-, The Witch pulled a C-

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