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Postby relevee » Sat Jun 15, 2019 8:37 pm

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les choses de la vie (1970) - claude sautet

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la ciénaga (2001) - lucrecia martel
impressive. a bunuelian social satire with amazing sound design throughout. also one of the most palpably humid and sweaty films i can think of alongside something like DAYS OF BEING WILD (1990)

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le petit criminel (1990) - jacques doillon

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rolling thunder revue: a bob dylan story by martin scorsese (2019) - martin scorsese
i could do without the wellesian trick of playing with the mythology but all of the restored '75 tour footage is total balm for me. could watch hours of that stuff

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in the shadow of women (2015) - philippe garrel
hard to find a fault in this. the mistress, the cheater, his wife and her lover. perhaps the closet garrel has come to hong sang-soo. the boorish and cruel male lead, the precise mis en scene and managing to be one of the few artists who can successfully shoot on digital yet harness all of the advantages of light and texture that b&w can do

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belly (1998) - hype williams
stunning. i can't think of anything in american cinema this singular in how uniquely formal and visually expressive this is. i can only think of someone like eastwood, ferrara or cimino who achieves such texture and emotion with how they shoot
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Postby antoine » Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:12 pm

US (2019) - I liked this a lot more than Get Out. Seems like a much more assured and mature film in almost every regard. Just a really solid and interesting horror movie with great performances and it's beautifully staged and shot. i laughed a lot too. 8/10.
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Postby aububs » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:44 am

new godzilla movie was ok. had some nice monster imagery

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no buddy not really
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Postby aububs » Sun Jun 16, 2019 2:45 am

and i managed to convince myself that dark phoenix was good for most of the runtime but it wasn't, it was bad
no buddy not really
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Postby forest design » Sun Jun 16, 2019 10:04 am

relevee wrote:Image
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belly (1998) - hype williams
stunning. i can't think of anything in american cinema this singular in how uniquely formal and visually expressive this is. i can only think of someone like eastwood, ferrara or cimino who achieves such texture and emotion with how they shoot


Yeah, watched this again recently as well and was pretty struck by how distinctive it is. Really wish he would make another feature
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Postby Plainsong » Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:54 am

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One Sings, The Other Doesn't (1977)- Agnes Varda
Loved this.
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Pandora's Box (1929)- G.W. Pabst
This ruled, Brooks was awesome as usual, as was the rest of the cast.
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Red Road (2006)- Andrea Arnold
Brutal and compelling.
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Scorpio Rising (1963)- Kenneth Anger
Loved this, especially the imagery and music.
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Postby futurist » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:24 pm

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landspeedrecord wrote:mesh, what is even the point of making a post like that?


Now I'm not sure. I read futurist like he was saying that that list was not noirs or something. What was he saying, anyways? Sorry?

edit: also "basic" is not pejorative in my world, if that helps


no my point was only that noirs have a broad thematic scope, so i was curious what amigo specifically liked in a noir. noir is fun because in some circles it's a thematic descriptor, and in others it's aesthetic. a list like the one posted has some good films on it but i wouldn't go as far to say that if you like one film on that list you'd like the others.
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Postby futurist » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:25 pm

this is one of my favorite pieces of film studies

https://www.amazon.com/Film-Spaces-Mode ... 0674013468

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Postby mellowgold » Tue Jun 18, 2019 4:12 pm

I saw dark Phoenix last week and I don’t know anything about comics but I do like the x-men movies a bit. I liked this a lot? I couldn’t believe how dragged it was. It’s kinda like the Vox Lux of comic book movies? Idk
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Postby Plainsong » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:21 pm

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Shoplifters (2018)- Hirokazu Kore-eda
Beautiful and heartbreaking all at once.
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Soy Cuba (1964)- Mikhail Kalatozov
Really liked this, the cinematography is goddamn amazing.
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Taipei Story (1985)- Edward Yang
Yeah, this ruled.
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:25 pm

Glad you got around to I Am Cuba! One of my favorite movies.
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Postby Plainsong » Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:32 pm

jalapeño ranch wrote:Glad you got around to I Am Cuba! One of my favorite movies.

So am I, it was well worth the wait, those american accents are so bad though haha.
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Postby bunejug » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:11 am

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dolor y gloria // pain and glory (2019) - pedro almodóvar

very restrained. feels like a thematic departure while at the same time being heavily self-referential. almodóvar heads will enjoy it. not sure if it'll be the best introduction for people unfamiliar with his films.


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wig (2019) - chris moukarbel

lady bunny is an icon. this is essential viewing for anyone interested in new york history, queerness, drag, etc.
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Postby RIXX » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:30 am

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wig (2019) - chris moukarbel

lady bunny is an icon. this is essential viewing for anyone interested in new york history, queerness, drag, etc.

did you get bummed out at all while watching this that you couldn't live in that scene in the 80s or am i just a weirdo
i mean obvious 80s was also a terrible time in reagan's america and AIDS, but I even feel this way about Act Up meetings, etc, I wish I was there
maybe it's because it stands in such juxtaposition to the climate right now with corporate rainbow-washing everywhere and oversaturation, maybe i kinda envy that time when queers were still outcast freaks and that common enemy thing woman rabbit mentions once in this film. of course there are still common enemies still today, maybe more, but the community isn't really united against them or politically minded
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Postby futurist » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:30 am

RIXX you RUINED my JOKE


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Postby RIXX » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:30 am

this was used sooooo well in the film omg

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Postby RIXX » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:36 am

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Postby RIXX » Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:38 am

also i want to note in that TOOP above that obviously its coming from a place of extreme like, cis white gay privilege, i can recognize that while also feeling wistful about that time i guess, it's complicated!

i just recently had a conversation with my therapist who also does LGBTQ substance abuse research and he was telling me all about Gilead and PrEP and increasing HIV/AIDS rates in minority populations and it just seems like we've forgotten how to mobilize our community politically like in the ACT UP days, that common enemy thing, etc. i dont understand why Pride 2019 isn't completely aimed at awareness about how fucked up it is that we have the ability right now to end AIDS entirely and corporate greed prevents that from happening
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Postby bunejug » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:09 am

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.
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Postby RIXX » Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:32 am

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 :)
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Postby Pris » Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:18 am

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.
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Postby Plainsong » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:40 pm

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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.
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Postby mellowgold » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:52 pm

the letter is a crazy ass movie
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Postby virile » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:54 pm

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?
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Fri Jun 21, 2019 7:55 pm

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.
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Postby mystery meat » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:23 pm

BDavis vs. Herb Marshall is a classic pair-up
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Postby incoherent grunting » Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:36 pm

I watched Late Night and it wasn't terrible
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I also watched Booksmart and it was also not terrible
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Postby Pris » Sat Jun 22, 2019 6:28 am

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.
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