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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue May 14, 2019 12:12 am

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Tokyo Tribe (Sono, 2014)

At this point I end up grading everything Sion Sono does up against the masterpiece level of Tokyo Vampire Hotel which is not really fair but this one falls a bit short of a lot of his work I think. It actually probably WOULD have been better as a 6-8 hour TV show... if he also dropped the rap gimmick, because about half of the dialog is delivered as rapping. Usually it comes off as awkward and not very spirited and the music is cheap so, better as a concept than in execution. While it's definitely got Sono's vibes to it is also comes off as Takashi Miike's The Warriors though partly just because of Riki Takeuchi's presence (he seems to be having a great time here) but also some general Dead or Alive series vibes. The movie finally starts to actually have some fun with the premise after about an hour, when everybody starts fighting or whatever, and has enough clever or funny parts to make it worthwhile. And every time someone says "Nerimuthafuckaz!" is pretty good too.
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Postby walt whitman » Tue May 14, 2019 12:00 pm

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what is democracy?
about the (im)possibility of democracy under capitalism. doc consists of many different takes on democracy- from syrian refugees, to miami medics and doctors, to formerly incarcerated latinos, to hyper-privileged college republicans. contemporary athens, greece, plays a starring role, as the ground on which director astra taylor anchors/contextualizes her big questions.

i could watch silvia frederici talk about the power dynamics of medieval murals all day long


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Vision Portraits
a filmmaker, a photographer, a dancer and a writer talk about making art about their blindness. incredibly moving testimonies and beautiful, poetic images that try to replicate for the audience what it is like to see without vision.
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Postby relevee » Tue May 14, 2019 2:18 pm

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mike’s murder (1984) - james bridges
excellent film. sun-baked, coke-psychosis LA presented without a lick of glamour. debra winger is awesome. my only quibble is that its obvious the studio recut the film to occur chronologically when bridges had a back n forth in time approach that would've served the film far better

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his motorbike, her island (1986) - nobuhiko obayashi

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a better tomorrow (1986) - john woo

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a brutal game (1983) - jean-claude brisseau

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her smell (2018) - alex ross perry
far, far better than ARP's last two experiments. the self-consciously verbose monologues actually have home in this film. and as usual ARP is as good as his collaborations are. well acted across the board and it looks real good.
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Postby naturemorte » Tue May 14, 2019 10:17 pm

Long day's journey into night: the cinematic equivalent of the obnoxious virtuoso at the karaoke bar.
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Postby relevee » Wed May 15, 2019 12:20 am

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noce blanche (1989) - jean-caude brisseau

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la collectionneuse (1967) - eric rohmer
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Postby landspeedrecord » Wed May 15, 2019 12:31 am

naturemorte wrote:Long day's journey into night: the cinematic equivalent of the obnoxious virtuoso at the karaoke bar.

thank you
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Postby goofjan » Wed May 15, 2019 9:40 am

tried to watch The Wandering Earth on netflix. couldn't make it to the end. visually impressive but I couldnt engage with it at all.
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Postby Plainsong » Wed May 15, 2019 9:46 am

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The Beguiled (1971)- Don Siegel
Really liked this, all the performances were amazing, especially from Geraldine Page, Elizabeth Hartman, and Mae Mercer.
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The Lodger: A Story Of The London Fog (1927)- Alfred Hitchcock
Really liked this.
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Postby walt whitman » Wed May 15, 2019 1:47 pm

hey! speaking of hitchcock...

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gahh so good. 5/5
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Postby naturemorte » Wed May 15, 2019 2:52 pm

lol, the end of long day's journey into night specifically reminded me of the green fog's infinitely more creative tribute to vertigo
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Postby galactagogue » Wed May 15, 2019 6:39 pm

man a lot of good movies lately. how many of these guys are from the drop?? or where are people watching??
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Postby Celiac » Wed May 15, 2019 7:17 pm

lol i just got back from long day's journey into night and i really loved it (which is very post/naturemorte's sig of me to say) but yeah i thought it was pretty spectacular... naturemorte and landspeedrecord, are there any other films that you think attempt similar and have more successful results?
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Postby naturemorte » Wed May 15, 2019 11:46 pm

Hmm I just felt like it was an art house pastiche (lots of Wong/early Hou, some tarkovsky/sokurov, some apichatpong, an unfortunate portion of "enter the void"). I was reminded of "ash is purest white," both stylistically and thematically, and that film is a much better...
I feel like the memory/dream/reality shit is just so so basic, "mirror" felt like a key reference, but if you want to see a newer film that plays with these layers of reality in a much more formally interesting and innovative way, check out anocha suwichakornpong's "by the time it gets dark"
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Postby loaf angel » Thu May 16, 2019 12:05 am

thanks for the rec nm. i also thought that LDJIN was a bit try-hard but i mostly enjoyed it
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Postby Celiac » Thu May 16, 2019 7:36 am

yeah, thanks nm. i've been meaning to check out apichatpong and Ash, so i think i will soon. i think my experience was pretty colored by having a lot of thoughts from the billy lynn's long halftime walk blank check episode clattering around in my head while watching LDJIN so i was really thrilled to get this style theater experience. anyway, i appreciate the post, i'll check those out.
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Postby landspeedrecord » Thu May 16, 2019 8:36 am

naturemorte wrote:Hmm I just felt like it was an art house pastiche (lots of Wong/early Hou, some tarkovsky/sokurov, some apichatpong

this was my main takeaway

I liked kaili blues but think that's mostly because the rural setting distracted me from the lack of originality

long day's journey into night was just tepid masturbatory pseudo-philosophizing to me. gorgeous cinematography tho!
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Postby naturemorte » Thu May 16, 2019 1:10 pm

see i didn't feel like it even looked that good! There were definitely some lovely moments, but lots of shots where--and i don't know if it was just the presentation in my theater or in the material--it looked like someone just dragged the "shadows" slider in Aftereffects all the way to the right. lots of digital noise and really unnatural detail in the shadows.
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Postby walt whitman » Thu May 16, 2019 1:16 pm

galactagogue wrote:man a lot of good movies lately. how many of these guys are from the drop?? or where are people watching??

heh nah. im programming a fest this fall, so i get a lot of screeners- but many of the things i post have been out for a while/shown at other 'fests.
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Postby Celiac » Thu May 16, 2019 1:20 pm

naturemorte wrote:see i didn't feel like it even looked that good! There were definitely some lovely moments, but lots of shots where--and i don't know if it was just the presentation in my theater or in the material--it looked like someone just dragged the "shadows" slider in Aftereffects all the way to the right. lots of digital noise and really unnatural detail in the shadows.


There were a couple instances where honestly it sort of felt like one of those interactive “4D” type things you go to at Disney world or something
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Postby mondrary » Thu May 16, 2019 5:05 pm

i have not seen long day's journey into night so i am sorry to break up the conversation but i would be very grateful if someone were to point me in the direction of this db? i'm not sure if i can pm yet? can i receive them? I don't know.

anyway i'm gonna echo recommendations of apichatpong even though i again have not seen the movie you're all talking about. syndromes and a century is one of my favorite films of all time.

the last movie i watched was public enemies and i thought it was good, undeserving of the trashing it seems to get everywhere else. the action scene that goes through the woods is absolutely incredible in particular.
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Postby aububs » Fri May 17, 2019 5:55 am

mondrary I think you need 200 posts, maybe 250....maybe 500?

you need more posts, and then the world will open up
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Postby landspeedrecord » Fri May 17, 2019 7:03 am

yeah. keep posting, youngblood
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Postby walt whitman » Fri May 17, 2019 2:09 pm

fell asleep two times during long day's journey into night. hoping third time's a charm lol
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Postby walt whitman » Fri May 17, 2019 2:10 pm

looking at screenshots without the leaden acting or cryptic dialogue might be more entertaining, mondrary
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Postby Pris » Fri May 17, 2019 2:19 pm

galactagogue wrote:man a lot of good movies lately. how many of these guys are from the drop?? or where are people watching??


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Postby Repo » Fri May 17, 2019 3:01 pm

Pris wrote:
galactagogue wrote:man a lot of good movies lately. how many of these guys are from the drop?? or where are people watching??


My main sources

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http://hawkmenblues.blogspot.com/
Mega archive of everything

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http://scalisto.blogspot.com/
Somewhat curated, huge archive

Code: Select all
https://rarelust.com/
This is a lot of b-movies, exploitation, but also surprisingly a lot of classics. Only downside is a slow download site.


also:
http://worldscinema.org/
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Postby carlagain » Fri May 17, 2019 4:00 pm

I was a somewhat disappointed by Long Days Journey too. I think naturemorte has overstated the pastiche a little bit, I think the director does have ideas of his own that he’s built on from the previous movie, which I loved, but it feels like a little bit of an immature work, and that’s why the reference bits stand out as pretty :eyeroll: , especially that shot that rips off the Stalker ending. At the same time though, I just love Art house movies, they make me feel OK. I’m pretty down with the long take and the ending... relishing in the power of cinema is almost always my thing. But by far my biggest problem with the movie is that the protagonist is just not compelling, and it’s so.... hetero. The soundtrack and the narration... pretty bad. Still, I like some of the bits of dialogue and thinking about the movie and movies. Also, subtitles disrupt the illusion of 3D in a pretty big way.
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Postby aububs » Fri May 17, 2019 4:10 pm

murders, deceit, crazed french sex, everyone wearing lagerfeld outfits. i liked it. then i had a smoke in the garden

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Postby Milk » Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 pm

Watched Blackhat. By far Michael Mann's worst film. Ridiculous and irredeemable.
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Postby Milk » Fri May 17, 2019 6:32 pm

aububs wrote:murders, deceit, crazed french sex, everyone wearing lagerfeld outfits. i liked it. then i had a smoke in the garden

second image is great but a genuine spoiler

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