last movie watched.

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We'll kick your ass in

Postby landspeedrecord » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:30 am

2nd_yellow wrote:Just finished Gaspar Noe's new flick, Climax. Gotta say it was a bit underwhelming compared to his previous work. Most of his films will have a scene or two that hits you like a hammer, but the usual feeling of being uncomfortable while watching his films just wasn't there during Climax.

I saw this last night and couldn't disagree more. perhaps it's because I saw it in a theater that takes great pride in how they screen their films, but it was LOUD AS FUCK. between the soundtrack, sound design, intertitles, and camera... oh that glorious camera, constantly moving and going slightly in and out of focus, it had a visceral nausea-inducing effect that I found unbearable. the film is 90 minutes but felt like it was two hours. it's like the polar opposite of speed racer in that regard

while I have issues with noe regarding his desire to merely shock the viewer with transgressive content (ersaph put it really well in the a24 thread) to wit:
Ersaph wrote:Despite the Gaspar Noe-ness of it all, Climax was really good and worth seeing. It would be great to see him do a movie without racialized violence, abortions, incest, etc. Just like, a movie full of cool visuals and normal movie characters.

I thought it was his purest most experiential work

I dunno if anyone makes films about how humans are just animals better than noe. they're not fun films, but he has a clear worldview and executes it well (for the most part)
rather be an idiot than a sheeple
User avatar
landspeedrecord
 
Posts: 12054
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:06 am
Location: queens

Postby landspeedrecord » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:33 am

and that opening dance sequence is just... UGH

early contender for scene of the year
rather be an idiot than a sheeple
User avatar
landspeedrecord
 
Posts: 12054
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:06 am
Location: queens

Postby high bias » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:37 am

landspeedrecord wrote:and that opening dance sequence is just... UGH

early contender for scene of the year


yeah i’ve been tempted to see this again, mainly to rewatch that dance sequence. so great

i agree though that this one felt a little “light” compared to his others, but i think it works. nice change of pace
User avatar
high bias
 
Posts: 2088
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 12:27 am

Postby walt whitman » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:40 am

the first half of climax -before the drugs kick in- is pretty much perfect. i really want to see more dance film
User avatar
walt whitman
 
Posts: 5272
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:26 pm
Location: pitt

Postby landspeedrecord » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:48 am

yeah I agree, walt. the second half was a lot more conventional than I was expecting

I was talking to my friend about it afterwards, and we were both in agreement that most of the people are so abhorrent, that it's almost more of a horror movie just hearing them talk to one another before the turn. the men in particular talking about the women like they are merely pieces of meat is straight-up vile. and that's not a criticism, noe totally nails it
rather be an idiot than a sheeple
User avatar
landspeedrecord
 
Posts: 12054
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:06 am
Location: queens

Postby deep blue meanies » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:51 am

the part in climax when the woman locks her child in the electrical closet and locks the doorToggle Spoiler almost gave me an anxiety attack
User avatar
deep blue meanies
 
Posts: 3133
Joined: Wed Dec 07, 2011 7:16 am
Location: sinai

Postby landspeedrecord » Thu Mar 14, 2019 12:05 pm

poor Tito :(Toggle Spoiler
rather be an idiot than a sheeple
User avatar
landspeedrecord
 
Posts: 12054
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:06 am
Location: queens

Postby object » Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:56 pm

Once Upon a Time in Anatolia (2011, dir. Nuri Bilge Ceylan)

Image

Image

Image

I had a couple of false starts with this film. You really have to be in the right mood. No denying it's an incredible film. When the doctor made that call at the end I didn't understand his motivation until the last shot. Stunning. I was intrigued by the film's focus on the rendering of truth through official means - the crime report, the autopsy report.
User avatar
object
 
Posts: 3481
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Location: flying waterbed

Postby mercenaries of slime » Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:45 pm

just saw border at the cinema

deeply regretted my decision to get popcorn

i did cry a lot though

5 stars
User avatar
mercenaries of slime
 
Posts: 2882
Joined: Fri Aug 04, 2017 5:50 pm

Postby object » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:05 pm

Girl (2019, dir. Lukas Dhont)

Image

Image

Image

This film's about teenager Lara who's transitioning while going to ballet school. It's a fictionalised account of the experiences of a close friend of Lukas Dhont's, Nora Monsecour. There's been some controversy about it. Some scenes are really hard to watch. Really strong performances. Interview with the director here.
User avatar
object
 
Posts: 3481
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Location: flying waterbed

Postby aububs » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:04 am

enjoyed this almost as much as the slightly more lyrical spirit of the beehive. it is also a masterpiece albeit stunted, a real shame erice didn't get to make the 3hr movie that he wanted. I would have gladly followed estrella down south for another 90 mins.

Image
no buddy not really
User avatar
aububs
 
Posts: 7377
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:18 pm

Postby object » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:10 pm

Bastards (2013, dir. Claire Denis)

Image

Image

Image

This is a revenge film that goes to some very dark places. Claire Denis has a really smooth, almost liquid-like, flowing style which kind of disarms me before the subject matter fucks me up.
Last edited by object on Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:24 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
object
 
Posts: 3481
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Location: flying waterbed

Postby forest design » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:23 pm

Image

Gloria Bell (dir. Sebastián Lelio)

Love Gloria, loved this. It's a really fascinating project, imo. When it was announced I had misgivings and wished he'd put his energies into a new project, but I had a great time watching this. Moore is a goddamn marvel to behold. Despite being an almost scene by scene remake it more than manages to stand on its own.
User avatar
forest design
 
Posts: 4883
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 4:45 am

Postby Kenny » Fri Mar 15, 2019 6:05 pm

Image
Image [PEACE] [LOVE] [UNITY] [RESPECT] ImageImage

If you own me down, I will become more powerful than you can possibly imagine.
User avatar
Kenny
"Two Phones" Maccabee
 
Posts: 23993
Joined: Wed Jul 24, 2013 5:04 am
Location: Fuckin.. I've been doing a power a sleeping

Postby object » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:02 pm

Sauvage (2018, dir. Camille Vidal-Naquet)

Image

Image

Image

This is about a sex worker. Also about loneliness, really. Good but some decisions taken wrt to characterisation seemed a bit off to me. Some diffcult scenes. Some incredibly touching scenes.
User avatar
object
 
Posts: 3481
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Location: flying waterbed

Postby mellowgold » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:05 pm

Kenny wrote:Image


Honestly Robert Aldrich isn’t great at making movies
wimbledon, strawberries, bubbles, please protect me. happy midsumma, hope you spend it in your heart, everyone is there. bitch.
User avatar
mellowgold
congrats on making 10,000 gay posts bb
 
Posts: 17527
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:25 pm
Location: 0 feet away

Postby landspeedrecord » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:19 pm

go off, farrah
rather be an idiot than a sheeple
User avatar
landspeedrecord
 
Posts: 12054
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:06 am
Location: queens

Postby futurist » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:21 pm

ooh been waiting to catch Sauvage. is it streaming?
User avatar
futurist
 
Posts: 8839
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:21 pm

Postby object » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:28 pm

futurist wrote:ooh been waiting to catch Sauvage. is it streaming?


i streamed it from curzon home cinema. i'm not sure if it's available in your jurisdiction
User avatar
object
 
Posts: 3481
Joined: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:17 pm
Location: flying waterbed

Postby mellowgold » Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:29 pm

landspeedrecord wrote:go off, farrah


Lmao

Why wasn’t he exploring workplace gender inequality???
wimbledon, strawberries, bubbles, please protect me. happy midsumma, hope you spend it in your heart, everyone is there. bitch.
User avatar
mellowgold
congrats on making 10,000 gay posts bb
 
Posts: 17527
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:25 pm
Location: 0 feet away

Postby scrambled » Sat Mar 16, 2019 10:07 am

Death Becomes Her surpassed my wildest expectations .
User avatar
scrambled
 
Posts: 2694
Joined: Tue Aug 29, 2017 11:07 am

Postby Plainsong » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:19 pm

Image
Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid (1969)- George Roy Hill
Rewatch. Love it more each time.
Image
Fallen Angels (1995)- Wong Kar-Wai
Found it really enjoyable.
Image
Husbands (1970)- John Cassavetes
Brutal and affecting.
Last edited by Plainsong on Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:21 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
Plainsong
 
Posts: 1413
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:08 am
Location: Perth

Postby mellowgold » Sat Mar 16, 2019 8:21 pm

scrambled wrote:Death Becomes Her surpassed my wildest expectations .


So good lol
wimbledon, strawberries, bubbles, please protect me. happy midsumma, hope you spend it in your heart, everyone is there. bitch.
User avatar
mellowgold
congrats on making 10,000 gay posts bb
 
Posts: 17527
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:25 pm
Location: 0 feet away

Postby aububs » Sun Mar 17, 2019 6:00 am

nice to catch this on a big screen last night

Image
no buddy not really
User avatar
aububs
 
Posts: 7377
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:18 pm

Postby emotional fascism » Sun Mar 17, 2019 9:09 am

I received the German blu ray remaster of The Warriors just last week - it is the original cut without the comic book panel frames inserted in. SO happy to have it.
User avatar
emotional fascism
 
Posts: 8706
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:59 pm
Location: non-exist-ent

Postby landspeedrecord » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:03 am

emotional fascism wrote:I received the German blu ray remaster of The Warriors just last week - it is the original cut without the comic book panel frames inserted in

I always HATED the addition of the comic book shit. glad I'm not alone!
rather be an idiot than a sheeple
User avatar
landspeedrecord
 
Posts: 12054
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:06 am
Location: queens

Postby aububs » Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:04 am

yeah the director's cut is atrociously bad
no buddy not really
User avatar
aububs
 
Posts: 7377
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:18 pm

Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:47 am

Image
I had never heard of this one before. bjork stars in this moody black & white art film from 1990 which follows two sisters who flee their hometown after their mother is burned alive for being a witch. the older sister ingratiates herself with a widowed farmer and his spoiled son, who rejects his surrogate family. reminded me of bergman or early tarkovsky. there's not a lot to chew on, it feels slight at even 78 minutes, but the photography is gorgeous

Image
happy death day 2u
I didn't really like it that much, but I will say that it takes serious balls to make a sequel which pivots away/abandons from its predecessor's slasher premise and straight up become a john hughes-esque science fair romcom about alternate timelines and coming to terms with your mother's deathToggle Spoiler
rather be an idiot than a sheeple
User avatar
landspeedrecord
 
Posts: 12054
Joined: Sun Jan 03, 2010 8:06 am
Location: queens

Postby gauchebag » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:55 am

BABYLON, 1980

Image

Pretty glad I didn't pay $15 to see this and not really all that bothered when the audio kept going but the video stopped over an hour into the pirated version I was watching. These guys certainly get jerked around by society, by neighbors, by the cops and it makes for fairly compelling viewing but it wasn't as controversial and crazy as the trailer I saw led me to believe. Maybe the last 25 minutes had some over the top shit that could change my opinion but overall seemed pretty tame tbh. Cool music and fun trying to understand the patois without subtitles. You get the point but couldn't tell you word for word what was being said.
bruce1: fucking, fighting, i'm the one with gun
User avatar
gauchebag
 
Posts: 6734
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 9:10 pm

Postby R C » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:03 pm

watched KILLER JOE tonight for the first time in years and holy god it’s still incredible
Poptone wrote:"I was there, Gandalf, when the nickelodeons came crumbling down."
User avatar
R C
 
Posts: 12297
Joined: Sat Feb 11, 2012 7:38 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Mamma Mia... Here We Go Again....

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Alexis, banquo, basenjis chortle, brent, buriedinspace, cartola, Catbird Seat, chargie, Conetoaster, dan, danslog, DasLofGang, deer, DigEm, donna martin, dreamshake, drudge, epistrophy, Eyeball Kid, Flossed Out, Franco, freezinseason, goldsoundz, Google Feedfetcher, Grey Poupon, Grumby, guaranteed mediocrity, guy forget, Hal Jordan, hamilton, hazel, hired goon, hoopdog, Hugh, hull Bound, hyperbole man, Ides of Smarch, jack, jordana, Kaputt, kirito, lights, Lucky, Marcus, Messenger, Milquetoaster Strudels, Montague Terrace, mynameisdan, nocents, odilon redon, pantsoclock, Poptone, powderfinger, Render, rex, rich uncle skeleton, s/ns, savory nun, screaming emphysema, Shotfrog, sniplets, spaghettiandblankets, Spooky Jim, system32, terrific bedwetter, tgk, trampoline, unsandpiper, warmjets, winjer, yungboi, Zardoz