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Postby palmer eldritch » Sun Oct 06, 2019 10:12 pm

I agree....
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Postby Rumours » Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:42 am

Movie Marathon, city lockdown edition:

sAd Astra- Good. Gonna read all the Gray interviews but at least some of this voiceover has to have been forced right? First 20 minutes it seemed especially extraneous. Basically the better interstellar. Made me realize that I like High Life more than I thought strangely enough

Gemini Man- I saw this in 3D and HFR and the combination felt so strange, very much like a "theme park ride" lol. That said the movie itself was fine, but nearly everything about the story feels recycled and derivative. Lee is good at action scenes imo, but the format felt too unnatural in the scenes outside of that.

Joker- I love Phoenix so I expected to have a soft spot for this, but all the calls for it being empty and numb are spot on. The production itself is cosplay of other films obv so really no value in seeing it whatsover.

Ready or Not- Fun light genre fare. Not to pile on to heavy into the Scorcese stuff, but this is the type of ride I enjoy. Brody is decent, give him more work.

Pain and Glory- Affecting. Don't think I've seen Banderas be better.
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Postby Rainbow Battle Kid » Mon Oct 07, 2019 7:58 am

so i think I'd seen Close Encounters of the Third Kind like 10+ years ago, but didn't remember much outside of some of the imagery

rewatched it this weekend after recently rewatching ET, and man it just did not do much for me. usually spielberg can get me emotionally but this movie just felt like a bunch of stuff happening. some good imagery, performances, and music, but yeah especially right after ET which is one of my fave movies of all time, this just felt OKAY. plus i just saw Jaws for the first time a couple years ago and loved it, so I expected this to be a similar thing
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Postby Celiac » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:22 am

Rumors where did you see Gemini Man? It’s my most anticipated movie of the year lol... they even shot it at my old alma mater
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Postby Rumours » Mon Oct 07, 2019 8:51 am

Celiac wrote:Rumors where did you see Gemini Man? It’s my most anticipated movie of the year lol... they even shot it at my old alma mater


Hong Kong 8-)
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Postby Plainsong » Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:29 am

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Buchanan Rides Alone (1958)- Budd Boetticher
Really enjoyable western.
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Crime Wave (1954)- Andre De Toth
Loved this. Hayden's grizzly performance was great. The on location shooting was pretty striking.
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Crime Of Passion (1957)- Gerd Oswald
This was great, the strong performances by Hayden, Stanwyck and Raymond Burr were the main attraction for me.
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The Red And The White (1967)- Miklos Jancso
Apart from the stunning cinematography, wasn't all that into this.
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Dark Command (1940)- Raoul Walsh
Liked it.
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Dark Passage (1947)- Delmer Daves
Liked it.
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Darling (1965)- John Schlesinger
Loved this.
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Postby deadbass » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:23 pm

I saw Portrait of a Lady on Fire a couple nights ago for the Vancouver International Film Festival and had one of the worst audience experiences I've had in a while. I know there are definitely jokes in the movie (although I would say they were the kind you'd smirk at, not laugh), but a lot of members of the audience would snicker every single time the main characters expressed any affection for one another. There was actually someone who got kicked out after laughing uncontrollably at their love scene, but even in spite of him, there was a lot of people who laughed at every kiss, hug, look whatever. It made me feel so gross - anyone in the theatre who knows anything about the movie probably considers themselves an ally if they're seeing it but it really drove home how much latent homophobia there still is, even in supposedly progressive people.

Aside from that, I thought it was a beautiful movie, and I wouldn't mind seeing again in a better setting.
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Postby Celiac » Mon Oct 07, 2019 4:44 pm

Rumours wrote:
Celiac wrote:Rumors where did you see Gemini Man? It’s my most anticipated movie of the year lol... they even shot it at my old alma mater


Hong Kong 8-)

Nice! Ps sorry for Americanizing your username
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:49 pm

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The Body Snatcher (Wise, 1945)

Karloff absolutely owns in this flick. really great. a smiling malignancy. top notch bad dude.

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Two Men In Manhattan (Melville, 1959)

JPM rewatch #2. One of the more recent ones relatively I think I'd seen of his but it's already been 6 years apparently so. I was really keen on rewatching this one cause it held up well in my mind as fitting in solidly with the new wave (and it does, down to the occasional interjection of soundtrack cues that bombastically cut in and then end while the scene just keeps going) and the disconnect in this movie between the location shooting in New York and the artifice of the sets used in Paris. There's actually more Manhattan here than I remembered though, so the effect isn't quite as constant as I remember. I'm really interested in how this movie came to be actually. Why is this the only movie where Melville decided to star? He's not a bad actor really, but I get that he's not a particularly charismatic lead. Why this plot, about a journalist trying to track a disappeared diplomat in New York? I'd guess it's just an excuse to ramble through American locations and scenes that tickled him. It's a good night time movie, for sure. Not one of his best by any means, but pretty good.
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Postby palmer eldritch » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:17 pm

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The Seventh Curse (Lam Ngai Kai, 1986)

There's an ancient spine sucking skeleton that turns into the xenomorph from Alien and that's probably not the craziest thing going on here.

I like how it kind of flips this switch between being a fairly regular 80's b movie vibe to It's Action Time and then suddenly 30 people are on screen punching and kicking each other frantically while the sound effect guy is jamming on the fight sound buttons and it's got this sugar rush editing, the movie is just screaming at you, it's great.
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Postby khal yeezus » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:23 pm

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AND?!

LOVED IT
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Postby oglop » Wed Oct 09, 2019 11:32 pm

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black narcissus (1947) - loved it

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tokyo fist (1995) - my least favorite tsukamoto film so far but the city shots looked great, i took a lot of screenshots
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Postby palmer eldritch » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:29 am

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The Sleeping Beast Within (Seijun Suzuki, 1960)

I wrote a while back about the sequel-in-spirit to this, Smashing the 0-Line which shares the thematic element of reporters chasing a drug smuggling story, and was wondering/musing about the division line in Suzuki's work at roughly 1960 between his early, competent noirs and movies with his increasingly experimental stylistic flair. The Sleeping Beast Within was released in April and Smashing the 0-line in June, but they're really miles apart in execution. They just have a completely different tone permeating them. The Sleeping Beast Within fits in well to the Japanese noir category and while it has some occasional bits of playing around it doesn't have the wild fits of editing, occasional odd choices, and nihilistic tone of Smashing the 0-line. He was always, as far as I can tell, very good at shooting a picture; it looks great and it does the best it can with a very mediocre frame of a story that at least has an interesting ending.

I'm also obsessed with Seijun Suzuki Chooses To Center Someone's Back To The Camera In Composition shots

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Postby soft milk » Fri Oct 11, 2019 12:37 am

that's a great movie
you are only coming through in waves
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Postby Kenny » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:41 pm

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Killer movie
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Postby Celiac » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:47 pm

just the best
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Postby Kenny » Sat Oct 12, 2019 3:51 pm

I picked it randomly after scrolling through Netflix for ages and was like legit shocked at how good it was. All I knew was "snap out of it!"
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Postby nice pass » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:40 pm

unrelated - joanna hogg

kathryn worth burned the screen up

it was ok. i'm watching archipelago now.
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Postby high bias » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:33 pm

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the king - i could’ve watched 2 more hours of this
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Postby nice pass » Sat Oct 12, 2019 11:19 pm

nice pass wrote:unrelated - joanna hogg

kathryn worth burned the screen up

it was ok. i'm watching archipelago now.


Archipelago sucked, watching Exhibition now. Cot damn :twisted: knowmnsayin
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Postby Plainsong » Sun Oct 13, 2019 3:27 am

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Firecreek (1968)- Vincent Mceveety
Loved this.
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Postby Hieronymus Kush » Sun Oct 13, 2019 4:37 pm

parasite was very dope

9/10
in filth it will be found
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Postby Plainsong » Mon Oct 14, 2019 8:11 am

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Days Of Heaven (1978)- Terrence Malick
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Detour (1945)- Edgar G. Ulmer
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Dinner At Eight (1933)- George Cukor
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Distance (2001)- Hirokazu Kore-eda
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Django (1966)- Sergio Corbucci
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Muddy River (1981)- Kohei Oguri
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Each Dawn I Die (1939)- William Keighley

Loved all of these.
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Effi Briest (1974)- Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Loved this. Hanna Schygulla's performance was beautifully heartbreaking.
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Escape From New York (1981)- John Carpenter
Apart from the great performances, this was just ok.
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Farewell My Concubine (1993)- Chen Kaige
God damn Brilliant.
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Exodus (1960)- Otto Preminger
Really loved this. Newman and Eva Marie Saint gave heartfelt performances.
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Fear (1954)- Roberto Rossellini
Really liked this.
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Fitzcarraldo (1982)- Werner Herzog
Liked this, but I did feel it was a bit overlong.
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Film Socialisme (2010)- Jean-Luc Godard
Loved this.
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Flamingo Road (1949)- Michael Curtiz
Really liked this. Crawford and Greenstreet were great.
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Foolish Wives (1922)- Eric von Stroheim
Stone cold masterpiece.
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Force Of Evil (1948)- Abraham Polonsky
Brilliant crime film. Loved the cinematography and location footage. John Garfield's gritty performance was great.
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Postby Celiac » Mon Oct 14, 2019 10:01 am

Farewell, My Concubine rules
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Postby palmer eldritch » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:47 am

I can't believe Plainsong thinks Days of Heaven is better than Escape from New York
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Postby palmer eldritch » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:47 am

I love Effi Briest a lot
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Postby palmer eldritch » Mon Oct 14, 2019 11:51 am

I've wanted to watch Force of Evil for years but the rip I have of it has this obnoxious green bar on the side

I should ask if anyone has a bluray rip
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Postby jca » Mon Oct 14, 2019 12:27 pm

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