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Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:09 am
by bunejug
eh, I feel like brooklyn drag has retained a lot of the spirit of what I've seen from east village 80s drag. bushwig has no corporate sponsors and is going on its 8th year this summer. go to metropolitan on a sunday afternoon for merrie cherry's bbq and you'll feel that same communal queer love depicted in the doc. I went there the day after the pulse shooting and it was as welcoming and as safe of a space as one could wish for. there are lots of people, drag queens in particular, who are doing the heavy lifting in new york to keep the queer community vibrant and tolerant.

financialization and its accompanying corporate greed is a much more difficult enemy to locate and mobilize against than the reagan administration was in terms of being a palpable threat to queer livelihoods. there are lots of groups resisting it, though they might not be solely gay/queer, and I think you'd find that sort of political community you're yearning for from this doc. I felt happy watching wig because it helped reinforce the idea that I am liberated, in part thanks to the performers from wigstock and the legacies they sedimented onto new york queer nightlife.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:32 am
by OLD SAINT RIXX
good post, thanks jb

bunejug wrote:I felt happy watching wig because it helped reinforce the idea that I am liberated, in part thanks to the performers from wigstock and the legacies they sedimented onto new york queer nightlife.

yeah I agree 100%, and it's something i've tried to work on over the past year or two, that whenever i meet and come face-to-face with an older queer performer or activist in this city, to ask questions and really communicate my genuine interest and respect and reverence in their lives and legacies. i do feel so much gratitude towards them. I guess what I was feeling while watching Wig was a yearning to be part of that liberation and to cement a legacy of my own in the lgbtq community and give back in some way, and I just haven't found that yet. but I also don't think I've tried as hard as I could, truthfully.

also thanks for the bushwig and metropolitan reccs, i'm gonna buy tix for bushwig in september now so I don't forget :)

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:18 am
by Pris
So for the cinema project where they asked me to pick a movie for screening, I ended up going for The Act of Killing. I had actually spent a long time making a shortlist of picks, with Ordet and The Honeymoon Killers near the top. But none of them were possible. Anyway, this is one crazy documentary. They're screening it in September, so I can take all summer building anxiety over having to introduce the film to a room full of people.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:40 pm
by Plainsong
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The Last Of The Mohicans (1992)- Michael Mann
Really liked this, Daniel Day-Lewis gave a really strong performance.
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The Letter (1940)- William Wyler
Liked it, Bette Davis was the best thing about this.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:52 pm
by mellowgold
the letter is a crazy ass movie

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:54 pm
by virile
Pris wrote:So for the cinema project where they asked me to pick a movie for screening, I ended up going for The Act of Killing. I had actually spent a long time making a shortlist of picks, with Ordet and The Honeymoon Killers near the top. But none of them were possible. Anyway, this is one crazy documentary. They're screening it in September, so I can take all summer building anxiety over having to introduce the film to a room full of people.


this might be the most intense doc i've ever seen are you teaming it up with the look of silence?

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:55 pm
by jalapeño ranch
Pris wrote:So for the cinema project where they asked me to pick a movie for screening, I ended up going for The Act of Killing. I had actually spent a long time making a shortlist of picks, with Ordet and The Honeymoon Killers near the top. But none of them were possible. Anyway, this is one crazy documentary. They're screening it in September, so I can take all summer building anxiety over having to introduce the film to a room full of people.

Have you seen The Look of Silence? I might like it even more than The Act of Killing but both are phenomenal and so, so bleak.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:23 pm
by mystery meat
BDavis vs. Herb Marshall is a classic pair-up

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:36 pm
by incoherent grunting
I watched Late Night and it wasn't terrible
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I also watched Booksmart and it was also not terrible

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:28 am
by Pris
virile wrote:this might be the most intense doc i've ever seen are you teaming it up with the look of silence?


jalapeño ranch wrote:Have you seen The Look of Silence? I might like it even more than The Act of Killing but both are phenomenal and so, so bleak.


I actually haven't seen The Look of Silence yet, but the man from the cinema also talked about how good it is. He hadn't seen The Act of Killing. If people show up for this one, it could be a good opportunity talk to him about the possibility of screening The Look of Silence.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:38 am
by odilon redon
just watched high life and loved it. where do i start with claire denis after that and trouble every day, which i also love, if i want to dive into the filmography

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:50 am
by naturemorte
Beau Travail, then The Intruder

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sat Jun 22, 2019 7:54 am
by odilon redon
thx

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 12:12 am
by furrowed brow
White Material is also v good.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:26 pm
by Plainsong
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The Emigrants (1971)- Jan Troell
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The New Land (1972)- Jan Troell
These two films are Troell's masterpieces for me, Sydow and Ullmann were fantastic.
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The Roaring Twenties (1939)- Raoul Walsh
Really liked this, Cagney was a force to be reckoned with, and Gladys George gave a great performance.
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The Winslow Boy (1948)- Anthony Asquith
Really great film, Donat, Hardwicke, and Leighton all gave magnificent performances.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:11 pm
by Mesh
Holy shit Scarecrow (Schatzberg, 1973)

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 7:56 pm
by someguy
incoherent grunting wrote:I watched Late Night and it wasn't terrible
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I also watched Booksmart and it was also not terrible


Saw Late Night today and it's one of the worst things I've seen this year, just a pile of terrible cliches on top of each other

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:02 pm
by Celiac
Mikey and Nicky - Elaine May, 1976
Phenomenal

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 8:36 pm
by incoherent grunting
someguy wrote:
incoherent grunting wrote:I watched Late Night and it wasn't terrible
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I also watched Booksmart and it was also not terrible


Saw Late Night today and it's one of the worst things I've seen this year, just a pile of terrible cliches on top of each other

It was the first time I've been to the theater since my son was born and I think the joy of sitting in the dark with no interruption really affected my review. The past couple days my wife and I have been bringing up issues with it constantly.

How did Molly just wander into her home???

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:47 am
by aububs
Celiac wrote:Mikey and Nicky - Elaine May, 1976
Phenomenal


hey I just watched that on Friday night too. yeah real good! great movie. mikey and nicky are absolute jerkoffs

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:00 am
by aububs
also rewatched this. it's such a good movie I just want to live in it

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Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:16 am
by Celiac
aububs wrote:
Celiac wrote:Mikey and Nicky - Elaine May, 1976
Phenomenal


hey I just watched that on Friday night too. yeah real good! great movie. mikey and nicky are absolute jerkoffs

God they really were. I was dying at some of their stuff though. When cassavetes said “who cares if there’s a gate that’s never stopped us before!” And Falk went “never stopped us before? Jesus, they’re gonna think we’re cemetary freaks!” :lol:

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 9:48 am
by mystery meat
the scenes of them slip-sliding on the wet streets around when Cass breaks Falk's watch are the greatest

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Mon Jun 24, 2019 5:58 pm
by Plainsong
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The Colour Of Pomegranates (1969)- Sergei Parajanov
This was mesmerising, the editing, sound design, and use of colour were especially amazing.
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The Killing (1956)- Stanley Kubrick
This ruled.
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The Marriage Of Maria Braun (1979)- Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Really loved this.
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The Suspect (1944)- Robert Siodmak
This ruled, Laughton was pretty much perfect, and loved the almost gothic mood in a few scenes.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:03 pm
by mystery meat
Pom Poko (Takahata, 1994) - this is basically Studio Ghibli's Battle of Algiers, starts off you think it's just gonna be an environmentalist parable but then it becomes a legit study of collective action, ideological warfare, genocide, assimilate-or-die, etc. straight-up masterpiece imo.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 2:47 pm
by kirito
also with scrotum parachutes

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 3:28 pm
by mystery meat
fuk yeah

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 5:56 pm
by Plainsong
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Thief (1981)- Michael Mann
This ruled, Cann was great, as was Tuesday Weld and Robert Prosky.
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Trouble In Paradise (1932)- Ernst Lubitsch
This was brilliant, Marshall, Hopkins, and Francis all gave brilliant performances.

Re: last movie watched.

PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 7:11 pm
by futurist
finally rewatched Knife+Heart from home. unbelievably good.