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  1. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Last King of Scotland was great

  2. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Training Day and American Gangster were good.
    But like most actors, he plays just a slight variation of himmself in every movie, so

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Correction: training day is a ridiculous movie with a great lead performance

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      American Gangster was pointless
      I can't even finish it, I got to the part where they're in Vietnam (lol) and it's just a nonsense story

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        That part literally happened though

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        They were in Thailand. And Frank Lucas went there where he made a deal with heroin suppliers and used troops to smuggle it into the states

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          American Gangster needed to show more America before showing the gangster part. Godfather starts with a wedding. Goodfellas--well it starts in earnest with Henry being young, seeing strength in the mafia and falling for their story as he becomes one of them. Scarface starts with Tony almost dying until he makes very ballsy plays.

          AG shows you Frank driving his boss, and you see him go to Vietnam, but you never get any sense of scale. They dont bother to introduce who he is or the america that he came from or the america that he now finds himself a part of. He's just a cypher played by an actor we like.

          I feel like the line Crowe says like 'no black man has every lead an organization this big' or whatever--if they made a movie that sought to explore that, we could have gotten something special. AG has a series of cool moments carried by Washington, but the movie itself is empty as shit.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The Departed also starts with kids when they're young. It sets the scene for the state of criminality: impresionality, opportunity, who is in charge and how it appears they rule. AG doesnt do any of that. It tells you but doesnt show you.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            The Departed also starts with kids when they're young. It sets the scene for the state of criminality: impresionality, opportunity, who is in charge and how it appears they rule. AG doesnt do any of that. It tells you but doesnt show you.

            Good posts. You're not wrong.

  3. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Remember the Titans was good

  4. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    if you're black this guy is like Jesus himself

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      you don't speak for any group.
      stop getting your take on American blacks from talk show audience reactions

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        American is the only country that matters and every type of Black person should be hung from a fricking tree.

  5. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man on Fire was pretty good with all the executions, but yeah, he's never been in anything GREAT.

  6. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Excuse me but, *clears throat*, Shawshank Redemption?!

  7. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >OP drank the cum

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Never put his foot in capeshit territory, not even when Black Panther was high

      Mad respect for the man and the /drunk/ image from
      is one of my all time favorite Cinemaphile meme (great acting in that movie tho)

  8. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Goodness > Greatness

  9. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Plebe filtered.

    John Q.
    Malcolm X
    Devil in the blue dress
    Inside man
    The Siege
    Roman J. Israel esq.
    2 Guns
    Mo’ Betta Blues
    Training Day
    Fences

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      None of these are great. Some aren't even good.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Greatness is sort of a time and a place thing. I think if you saw him go from TV to film you probably have a much deeper appreciation for his story as a total actor. Similar to Clooney or Tom Hanks.

      I do wish he had branched out in his roles a bit more because he's great when he can tap into certain veins of emotion. He's great in Mo Betta Blues opposite Wesley Snipes.

      My homie.

      You know, now that I think about it, getting Hanks, Clooney, and Washington in a film together would be fun as hell. They all love acting for acting's sake and have a gravitas to them. They've all got a 'cool' to them. All survived TV back when it was a curse.

      Washington is great because he can also project authority, which is did in Glory and opposite Gene Hackman. It would have been nice to get Washington and Tarantino working together on something before Tarantino entered his schlock phase. But that's a tangent for another day--Tarantino could have done a couple low level capers and built something cool--Kill Bill is good for young fans, but it could have been directed by anyone imo. Tarantino could have done Guy Richie and Avengers team ups before both even existed--Tarantino did want to bring characters back several times, supposedly.

      Washington's a traditional heavy. You'll see him in out there stuff here and there, but nothing too out there. You'd never have seen him in Interview With a vampire or something, but once again, that's a time and place thing, there were only so many roles and types of roles for Washington.

      I will say that I dont think American Gangster was that great. You don't see enough transformation. Scarface works because you see Tony come up from nothing, getting fricked on deals, backstabbing and double crossing. You dont see any real pain in American Gagnster. A lot of stuff is handwaved like 'you know how it is, already' but a black mafia movie has got to address what it was like being black in america for it to hit home.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Like, imagine Denzel in a returning part in Pirates of the Caribbean for instance. If they had him ham it up he could have been great. He's got more range than older pacino--pacinos got levels, but his range is gone, he used it all up making ballistic shit in his youth.

        DiNero I love, but all of his 'silly' stuff is just DiNero. I saw DiNero in Limitless and he's just a dude, he brings nothing to the role. Same with Meet the Faukers or that kids fantasy movie. He cant cut loose at all, it's bizare. Dinero does not look animated unless he's doing dinero animations, but I'd argue he's been surprisingly limited as an actor for a long while, we just enjoy what he does. We appreciate him. He was in the right time and place.

        I love Taxi Driver for instance. But a young Edward Norton smashes that role. DiNero is stuff almost in a way Keanu Reeves is, but at least Reeves can put on an accent for Point Break. And I talk shit about Pacino, but being able to ham it up is a great skill, especially when the audience has been watching you all their lives, they just want to see you continue to push for something. Washington is a dude who still has more to give if he feels like digging deep. Tom Cruise is too. I'm looking forward to his years behind the camera, and I'm hoping we get some bizarre Brando Cruise moments.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Unstoppable, Crimson Tide, and Man on Fire as well.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      All shit.

  10. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Yeah, but he has been in a lot of good to very god movies. Most of the shit he's in is okay at worst. Can't think of too many stinkers he's been in.

  11. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Denzel's best movie

  12. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >OP
    >zero good taste

  13. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I enjoy Book of Eli

  14. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked and rewatched training day many times but I can not remember the name of the movie that his played an army tank guy that killed his own troops. it had matt damon in it and that one famous female actor as a helicopter pilot.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Courage under fire

  15. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    "king kong ain't got nothing on me" is all it took

  16. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >He Got Game
    >Macbeth
    >Training Day
    >Malcolm X
    all great

  17. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Training Day
    Devil in a Blue Dress
    Magnificent Seven
    Equalizer
    Equalizer 3
    American Gangster
    Book of Eli
    Glory
    Deja Vu
    Inside Man
    Man on Fire

    all movies i enjoy

  18. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Crimson Tide is top tier kino

  19. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Malcom X

  20. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Denzel is my dad's favorite actor. He has probably watched the equalizer 20 times

  21. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    He's great in Glory and Training Day, and overall does a good job of portraying a (usually respectable) black man with a backbone. He does the same character mostly but it's a good one. I would have liked to see him do more villain roles, probably too old now. Could have been a great Bond villain.

  22. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >>zero great movies
    The one where he fights a archdemon was comfy

  23. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Man on Fire is pretty good

  24. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >Flight
    >Fallen
    >Devil In A Blue Dress
    >Man on Fire

  25. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I liked his fences movie

  26. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What's wrong with American Gangster?

  27. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >implying

  28. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    tragedy of Macbeth was pretty good

  29. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What about Tenet? His son was in it. Sure it was terrible, but it was also really boring.

  30. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fallen

  31. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    But zero duds.

  32. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    op has zero great thread's

  33. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >OG israelite diversity hire
    Cinemaphile applauds because they're all mixed and brown. Americans are subhumans.

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Cinemaphile is a Denzel board

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Black folk and israelites are not welcome here.

  34. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I'm done with even trying to be sober, it's boring and a load of crap.

  35. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Training Day is an all-time great.
    Lots of stuff going on that most miss.

    You know the tree in ESB where Luke meets that vision of Darth Vader? Training Day has several layers of that going on, and it's all clearly sign-posted.
    Look for the Guardians at the Threshold. Look for the "holes" overlaid on the back of each of the MCs heads. These are transitional points. After each of these cues, a major shift in each character's fate happens.

    Go watch To Live and Die in LA for a similarly constructed story, but with a different outcome.

  36. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    For me it's Ricochet

  37. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >hes never watched the bone collector

  38. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >zero great movies
    Training Day
    American Gangster
    Inside Man
    Man on Fire
    Malcolm X

    you fricked up

    • 4 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No, you did, you're a frickup race with no taste.

      • 4 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        ok, let's hear what a man with great taste likes. i'm waiting

        • 4 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Not a fricking chance you homosexual pestilence. Great things should be kept away from your kind, so they are never associated with such cowardly degenerates. You take credit. All you deserve to take credit for is degradation and perversion.

          • 4 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            That's a lot of big words. Did you mom help you spell all them out?

  39. 4 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Equalizer was kino

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