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Postby furrowed brow » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:21 am

No Good Advice wrote:The Edge of Seventeen was really fucking amazingggg. Really super great.


This looks good. I like that we seem to be getting more movies these days that take seriously the pain of being a teenaged girl. I love the Virgin Suicides but it always frustrated me that it teases insight into this but doesn't really follow it up. Kinda reflective of the central contradiction that film is based on though.
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Postby furrowed brow » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:30 am

I should probably stop stealing films.
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Postby furrowed brow » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:35 am

Me: I watch a disproportionate amount of films by women because I care about gender equality in the film industry and, even though I'm just one person, every little bit of support helps! :)

Also me: *torrents every Kelly Reichardt film*
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Postby pana » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:02 am

yeah Edge Of Seventeen is great and deserved more attention at the time. youtube red ordered a mini series last year but i don't know what's happening with it. Kelly Fremon Craig (fuck that spells KFC) is writing.. "Scooby" now?

she also wrote that Alexis Bledel (+ Michael Keaton/Carol Burnett) "Post Grad" movie a decade ago but the 8% RT score has kept me away all these years. might still watch it out of curiosity though
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Postby furrowed brow » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:05 am

omg! Always knew about Post Grad because of Bledel but never took it seriously for the same reason. But, I mean, critics (other than Ebert) p much hated Birth too, so what do they know?
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Postby goofjan » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:07 am

KFC is adapting Are You There God, It's Me Margaret. This is an interesting piece about KFC and James L Brooks meeting Judy Blume at her home in Key West to pitch their film and get the rights, which JB said she'd never sell.

https://deadline.com/2018/10/judy-blume-movie-are-you-there-god-its-me-margaret-james-l-brooks-kelly-fremon-craig-the-edge-of-seventeen-1202482634/
plz if u get a chanse put some flowrs on algernons grave kthxbye
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Postby pana » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:08 am

well, that's good news
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Postby landspeedrecord » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:10 am

furrowed brow, check out julia loktev
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Postby furrowed brow » Wed Feb 20, 2019 10:17 am

ah, thank you lsr! I hadn't heard of her but her films sound very interesting.
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Postby Plainsong » Wed Feb 20, 2019 3:56 pm

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Henry V (1944)- Laurence Olivier
Really liked this, Olivier had a voice made for reciting Shakespeare, the cinematography was pretty amazing as well.
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How Green Was My Valley (1941)- John Ford
Loved everything about this, especially the cinematography and the performances from Crisp, O'Hara and Pidgeon which were amazing.
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I Don't Want To Be A Man (1918)- Ernst Lubitsch
This ruled.
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It's A Wonderful Life (1946)- Frank Capra
Liked this more than I thought I would, all the performances were great.
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Postby aububs » Wed Feb 20, 2019 5:45 pm

watched hale county last night, real good
watched minding the gap tonight, crazy good
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Postby odilon redon » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:10 pm

lockheed wrote:i also watched A Most Violent Year for the first time last night and that movie is a straight up modern classic


i agree it’s a very slept on movie
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Postby odilon redon » Wed Feb 20, 2019 6:27 pm

probably my favorite chastain and oscar isaac roles

the clothes in that movie are incredible too
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Postby Franco » Wed Feb 20, 2019 9:12 pm

I’d never heard of Tom Jones (1963) before Albert Finney died last week and i definitely didn’t know it won best picture. What a weird movie
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Postby Sweet Gregory Pectin » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:56 am

a violent year always seemed to me like a movie for people who don't actually like movies
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Postby Sweet Gregory Pectin » Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:00 am

i'm sorry if that sounds pretentious or whatnot i've never seen it so i have no idea what the movie is except for the trailer but it feels like the type of movie owned by someone where you go to their apartment and the only piece of media they have is a blu ray of a most violent year next to their tv
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Postby death is my amigo » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:44 am

the high and the mighty (1954)
insane movie

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Postby delgriffith » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:51 am

Sweet Gregory Pectin wrote:i'm sorry if that sounds pretentious or whatnot i've never seen it so i have no idea what the movie is except for the trailer but it feels like the type of movie owned by someone where you go to their apartment and the only piece of media they have is a blu ray of a most violent year next to their tv

lol it definitely isn't this. Good flick!
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Postby aububs » Thu Feb 21, 2019 9:55 am

I thought a most violent year was fairly awful. mutton dressed as lamb.
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Postby walt whitman » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:43 pm

aububs wrote:I thought a most violent year was fairly awful. mutton dressed as lamb.

yeah p good airplane movie fare, but that's about it
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Postby walt whitman » Thu Feb 21, 2019 12:57 pm

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the thing (2011)
a lousy clone of a remake. ugh, where to begin. it substitutes awkward CG for the haptic body-horrors and special fx of the original. the performances are lackluster. there is an inexplicable overabundance of flame throwers?? in trying to copy almost all the story beats, setting, and scares of carpenter's the thing, almost everything here is markedly worse, except the arctic team's use of a tooth exam in place of the blood test, to determine one's (alien) ontology, which was kind of cool.

the biggest missed opportunity was the mis-use of women scientists on the research expedition. remember that the original was populated by an all male crew. the creators were wise to recognize (though didn't follow thro on) the gender dynamics, potential conflict and collaboration of having a mixed gender cast. but alas, nothing comes of this.

the remaking (or, i guess here, prequeling) of classic movies by way of inserting women, minorities, people of color, into what were originally all-male, nearly-all-white casts, is maybe the only point of interest here, but unfortunately the script doesn't experiment with this rich vein of narrative possibility- there are no mutations featuring male-female transgender combinations, no tests/battle lines drawn based on gender biology. not even an attempt at romantic/sexual drama. PASS.
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Postby high bias » Thu Feb 21, 2019 1:04 pm

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aububs wrote:I thought a most violent year was fairly awful. mutton dressed as lamb.

yeah p good airplane movie fare, but that's about it


yeah i watched this on a flight and thought is was ok. didn't make an impression
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Postby Plainsong » Thu Feb 21, 2019 5:22 pm

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Jeanne Dielman, 23 quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (1975)- Chantal Akerman
Was really intrigued by this and liked it overall. Was not expecting that kind of an ending.
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Journey To Italy (1954)- Roberto Rossellini
Loved this. Bergman and Sanders were brilliant and the cinematography was perfect.
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Postby scrambled » Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:02 am

blockers was so good
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Postby naturemorte » Fri Feb 22, 2019 3:37 am

caught a 70 minute program of laida lertxundi's films tonight. great to revisit some of these pieces, some of the sturdiest and most intentional in experimental film of the last decade. hard not to see earlier films like "cry when it happens" and "the room called heaven" as definitive and program-setting for experimental film in the 2010s--but also that many of the subsequent films are really playing out the ramifications of this earlier work. even if "cry when it happens" is an early peak, it's wonderful to see the work in sequence, because of the quality of unfolding that plays out between them. seeing them together also helps to clarify exactly what a viewer is called to do with her films--the way i described it to myself was that sometimes one watches her films like a wind passing through them, and other times one moves through them like someone seeking their way in a house full of closed doors.

that said, it's a later film, 2016's "25 sunset red" is the most compelling to me. partially because the personal/political themes are handled so intriguingly, but more so because in so much of her work, "affect" is kind of a signifier, with certain talismanic shots of clouds and oceans and sentimental songs that should function as triggers for our emotions, but actually seem more like placeholders for it, or indexes of an emotion that has evaporated out of the work in the course of giving it shape, leaving an aftertaste of wistfulness and apathy. in "25 sunset red," though, i find that the emotions invoked are more vivid (political memory, passion, anger?), the shape they take more fluid, and addressed more towards the spectator than towards some structuring, unseen absence--she seems to be addressing the viewer more directly in seeking to solicit an embodied response, particularly through the unusually agitated montage and through the use of menstrual blood as a prop.

that said, i still think her newest film, "words, planets," is a step backwards, or sideways. part of it isn't her fault--some of her recurrent themes and tropes have been exhausted by both equal and lesser filmmakers in recent years. but i also can't but think that it smacks of exercise--if earlier films seemed to work by putting a group of strongly-articulated ideas to the test, her new film seems more passive. as one of the few filmmakers (Gary Beydler comes immediately to mind, and Robert Beavers) who succeed in bringing the Mélièsian tradition of theatrical/magical presentation to the depiction of landscape, it seems weird that her new film instead evokes Lumière so strongly. i think it could be an interesting direction for her to follow but it seems like an unsure step in a new direction compared to those promised in "25 sunset red".
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Postby milano boy » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:21 am

i saw enter the void in a theater last night (lol)

the camaraderie of everyone in the theater laughing together throughout the whole movie was pretty great, but especially during the miracle of life dick shot scene
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Postby aububs » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:23 am

I love that dick shot scene
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Postby theta » Fri Feb 22, 2019 10:28 am

i went to see possession in a theatre last night, the sound was cranked up as loud as possible and some guy in the row behind me managed to fall asleep
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Postby broodstar » Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:45 am

reading anything about laida's films are always a pleasure. they seem nigh impenetrable but imo are anything but
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Postby Canadian Todd (for Canadians) » Fri Feb 22, 2019 12:24 pm

Sweet Gregory Pectin wrote:i'm sorry if that sounds pretentious or whatnot i've never seen it so i have no idea what the movie is except for the trailer but it feels like the type of movie owned by someone where you go to their apartment and the only piece of media they have is a blu ray of a most violent year next to their tv


i'm just kinda like who has a single or even like two or three physical movies? it's not good home decor or have any social currency (like having a bookshelf with 30 books you've never read) and if you don't really like movies or have much media in your place you're not gonna have a movie. you're gonna have like five records near a best buy turntable and prolly infinite jest and catch-22 on your bookshelf.
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