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Postby shacky » Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:34 pm

i watched 'in cold blood' which was really very uncomfortably caught between the hollywood system and the new wave, with a director that i think really tried very hard to make it as ~french~ as he could but wasn't really up to it, which makes it a fascinating artifact of 1967, there's some sweaty 1930s acting and dialogue but also real cool location shooting and handheld camera stuff and the murders themselves (shot in the actual farmhouse where they happened!!) are on some melville tip, but in the end it felt more like a companion piece to the novel rather than its own thing
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Postby Milk » Sat Sep 14, 2019 11:41 pm

Dunkirk.

MEh. I mean..i get what he was trying to do and it works so it's i guess a good movie because it does what it tries to achieve. I think mostly part of me wishes Hans Zimmer hadn't done THAT score. It was obnoxious. it was like EVERY MOMENT OF THIS FILM IS SO DRAMATIC AND SERIOUS! CHECK THIS OUT! ALL THIS TENSION WHEN ITS NOT EVEN NECESSARY IN THIS SCENE! I hated it. The score i mean. Also it's better enjoyed if you don't know too much about the actual Dunkirk evacuation
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Postby Plainsong » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:28 am

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Best director

For sure. Really looking forward to watching The Bigamist and The Hitchhiker.
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Postby Plainsong » Sun Sep 15, 2019 2:35 am

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White Hell Of Pitz Palu (1929)- Arnold Fanck, G.W Pabst
Incredible.
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True Confession (1937)- Wesley Ruggles
This really surprised me as I wasn't really excepting anything much, but this was really fun and quick. Barrymore and Lombard were so good.
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Within Our Gates (1920)- Oscar Micheaux
Really liked this.
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Postby walt whitman » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:14 am

the dead don't die.
c'mon, jim. do you even try anymore?
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Postby Buddy Glass » Sun Sep 15, 2019 10:57 am

walt whitman wrote:the dead don't die.
c'mon, jim. do you even try anymore?

Thing is, Paterson was quite good. I have no idea what accounts for the crappiness of Dead Don’t Die, unless it was just a matter of a film coming together really quickly (in the sense of being greenlit/funded) without enough passes at the script and overall conception. And I think Jarmusch said he was ill during some of the shoot. But yeah, just a total waste of everyone involved, and such a lame and cynical ending to top it all off.
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Postby John Dark » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:25 pm

Odd Man Out (Reed, 1947)

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Fucking brilliant movie. Loved every minute of it.
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Postby Plainsong » Sun Sep 15, 2019 3:38 pm

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Blow-Up (1966)- Michelangelo Antonioni
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It Happened One Night (1934)- Frank Capra

Both rewatches, and I both love them a lot more now.
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Postby Sobieski » Sun Sep 15, 2019 4:34 pm

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White Hell Of Pitz Palu (1929)- Arnold Fanck, G.W Pabst
Incredible.


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Postby tonybricker » Sun Sep 15, 2019 6:35 pm

Tigers are not Afraid

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Under the Silver Lake

I don't really have anything interesting to say about either, they both had some great moments as well as things that felt like huge flaws to me
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Postby death is my amigo » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:00 pm

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His Girl Friday - bonkers movie. i liked how at first you think it’s gonna be this problematic movie about charming sociopath who manipulates a woman into leaving her fiancee for him but then you realize no you’re the problematic one because women can be sociopaths too. loved it
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Postby shacky » Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:53 pm

i went to see the director's cut of woodstock and it was siiiiiiiiiick
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Postby broodstar » Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:00 am

hello i watched too much shit at tiff and needed to fire this post off into the void

1. Vitalina Varela (Pedro Costa)
2. Liberté (Albert Serra)
3. Cézanne (Luke Fowler)
4. I Was at Home, But (Angela Schanelec)
5. SaF05 (Charlotte Prodger)
6. Parasite (Bong Joon-ho)
7. Remembrance: A Portrait Study (Edward Owens)
8. Martin Eden (Pietro Marcello)
9. Endless Night (Eloy Enciso)
10. Atlantique (Mati Diop)
11. The Traitor (Marco Bellocchio)
12. The Whistlers (Corneliu Porumboiu)
13. Heimat Is a Space in Time (Thomas Heise)
14. State Funeral (Sergei Loznitsa)
15. A Topography of Memory (Burak Çevik)
16. The Wild Goose Lake (Diao Yinan)
17. Seven Years in May (Affonso Uchoa)
18. 143 Sahara Street (Hassen Ferhani)
19. Krabi, 2562 (Anocha Suwichakornpong, Ben Rivers)
20. First Love (Takashi Miike)
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Postby landspeedrecord » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:36 am

are those ranked or the order you saw them in?

if it’s the former, was first love really that bad?
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Postby pink snake » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:39 am

I saw Chained For Life. I didn't like it.
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Postby broodstar » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:54 am

landspeedrecord wrote:are those ranked or the order you saw them in?

if it’s the former, was first love really that bad?

it's ranked and i saw a total of 78 films, so those are just the best films i saw. first love is a wild, zany ride and one of miike's best. the rest of the list:

21. Those That, at a Distance, Resemble Another (Jessica Sarah Rinland)
22. This Action Lies (James N. Kienitz Wilkins)

23. The Fever (Maya Da-Rin)
24. The Bite (Pedro Neves Marques)
25. Tourism Studies (Joshua Gen Solondz)
26. Zombi Child (Bertrand Bonello)
27. Fire Will Come (Oliver Laxe)
28. Austrian Pavillion (Philipp Fleischmann)
29. Terminal Sud (Rabah Ameur-Zaïmeche)
30. Crazy World (Nabwana I.G.G.)
31. A White, White Day (Hlynur Pálmason)
32. Circumplector (Gastón Solnicki)
33. Black Sun (Maureen Fazendeiro)
34. 2minutes40seconds (Han Ok-hee)
35. 2008 (Blake Williams) *the consensus highlight from Wavelengths this year, it seems
36. Amusement Ride (Tomonari Nishikawa)
37. Bacurau (Juliano Dornelles, Kleber Mendonça Filho)
38. Beanpole (Kantemir Balagov)

39. Slow Volumes (Mike Gibisser)
40. Vever (For Barbara) (Deborah Stratman)
41. So Long, My Son (Wang Xiaoshuai)
42. Jallikattu (Lijo Jose Pellissery)
43. White Lie (Yonah Lewis, Calvin Thomas)
44. Billy (Zachary Epcar)
45. Book of Hours (Annie MacDonell)
46. Heavy Metal Detox (Josef Dabernig)
47. Hrvoji, Look at You from the Tower (Ryan Ferko)
48. A Girl Missing (Kōji Fukada)
49. Marriage Story (Noah Baumbach)
50. Transcript (Erica Sheu)
51. Devil Between The Legs (Arturo Ripstein)
52. Atlantis (Valentyn Vasyanovych)
53. A Hidden Life (Terrence Malick)
54. A Sun (Chung Mong-Hong)
55. Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Céline Sciamma)
56. Murmur (Heather Young)
57. Three Summers (Sandra Kogut)
58. The Invisible Life of Eurídice Gusmão (Karim Aïnouz)

59. Sibyl (Justine Triet)
60. The Moneychanger (Federico Veiroj)
61. About Endlessness (Roy Andersson)
62. Saturday Fiction (Lou Ye)
63. Corpus Christi (Jan Komasa)
64. Who’s Afraid of Ideology? Part 2 (Marwa Arsanios)
65. The Twentieth Century (Matthew Rankin)
66. My Zoe (Julie Delpy)
67. Sun Rave (Roy Samaha)
68. My Skin, Luminous (Gabino Rodríguez, Nicolás Pereda)
69. The Laundromat (Steven Soderbergh)
70. Proxima (Alice Winocour)
71. Mariam (Sharipa Urazbayeva)
72. Nimic (Yorgos Lanthimos)
73. Frankie (Ira Sachs)

74. Second Generation (Miryam Charles)
75. We Still Have to Close Our Eyes (John Torres)
76. God's Nightmares (Daniel Cockburn)
77. Letter to the Editor (Alan Berliner)
78. No. 7 Cherry Lane (Yonfan)
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Postby Phil » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:28 am

Just going by things I saw at the fest for the first time:

1. I Was at Home, But... (near perfect, I'd watch it on a loop for the foreseeable future given the opportunity)
2. 2008
3. SaF05
4. Fire Will Come
5. Austrian Pavilion
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Postby broodstar » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:47 am

your wavelengths writeups are seriously immense, phil. looking forward to part 3+4

still feels like a lot of i was at home, but evades me, but so did the dreamed path when i saw it and it stayed on my noggin for a few months straight. martin eden may also grow in my estimation
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Postby Phil » Mon Sep 16, 2019 11:58 am

Aw shucks! Got held up a little bit with day-job nonsense, but the next two should be up tomorrow and Wednesday.

I found I Was at Home, But... a lot easier to grasp emotionally and even richer formally than Dreamed Path; it's as close to exactly what I want at the moment from a narrative feature as I can imagine.

Martin Eden was probably the single biggest disappointment of the festival for me. Everything after he passes out and wakes up famous is corny, hackneyed garbageToggle Spoiler.
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Postby broodstar » Mon Sep 16, 2019 2:07 pm

is that not owing to the source material or is it the way it's handled
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Postby palmer eldritch » Mon Sep 16, 2019 9:37 pm

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Mikey and Nicky (May, 1976)

Fits into my favorite subcategory of movie (the nighttime odyssey). I wouldn't say I overwhelmingly loved it but the performances are very good.
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Postby palmer eldritch » Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:44 pm

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Nosferatu: Phantom der Nacht (Herzog, 1979)

A pretty good celebration of the original Nosferatu and a pretty good telling of the Dracula story. I quite liked how dreamlike and disjointed the whole movie feels, particularly the parts with the dude having a bizarre time in castle Dracula. The mummies at the beginning are WAY too much though. Did not like. Isn't there a scene where Dracula is just like, running at a full sprint in his cape in the middle of the night. I enjoyed that. It's a lot of work to kill everyone in this village, no time to dawdle.
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Postby antoine » Tue Sep 17, 2019 9:48 pm

The Clovehitch Killer

This was like Virgin Suicides x One Hour Photo x Fincher. It was pretty okay. Sagged a bit during the middle but I thought the performances did enough to keep my interest. Shame about the title though. If it had a title that wasn't so stupidly on the nose I would probably bump it up to a B.

As it is B-.
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Postby Pris » Wed Sep 18, 2019 3:02 pm

Saw the original Nosferatu in a theater tonight. Someone did a live score. It was mostly the dark piano sound you'd want, but it also had some dark ambient and beats.

Pretty cool to see it on the big screen. Some scenes made more of an impression than earlier viewings. Most notably the ride to the castle in the dark chariot.

And all the buildings were fantastic. Where I live and the surrounding towns can have that old desolate vibe. At least the parts that weren't bombed to shit during the war.

The Herzog Nosferatu is great as well. They filmed part of it in The Netherlands. Some news articles from that time mention an effort to paint hundreds of rats black.
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Postby Goon Bloodgood » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:29 pm

been watching a lot of movies lately

Zama (2017 - Lucrecia Martel)

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An Angel At My Table (1990 - Jane Campion)

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Ghostbox Cowboy (2018 - John Maringouin)

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these were all really great, in completely different ways. thanks to this thread for putting me onto ghostbox cowboy

also watched and liked

Payday (1973 - Daryl Duke)

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The Reflecting Skin (1990 - Philip Ridley)

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Postby Plainsong » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:52 pm

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The King Of Comedy (1982)- Martin Scorsese
Rewatch. Got a lot more out of this the second time round.
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The Regeneration (1915)- Raoul Walsh
Had some interesting moments, but was overall just ok.
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Lady Of Burlesque (1943)- William A. Wellman
Really enjoyed this.
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Lazybones (1925)- Frank Borzage
Really liked this.
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The File On Thelma Jordon (1950)- Robert Siodmak
Loved this. Stanwyck's range in this film alone is incredible. Wendell Corey is great also.
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A Bill Of Divorcement (1932)- George Cukor
It was ok. Barrymore and Hepburn gave great performances though.
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A Bittersweet Life (2005)- Kim Jee-woon
Liked it.
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A Farewell To Arms (1932)- Frank Borzage
Loved this. The impassioned performances given by Hayes and Cooper, along with the stunning cinematography by Charles Lang makes this film even greater.
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A Place In The Sun (1951)- George Stevens
Really liked this.
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Postby jubjub » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:44 am

walt whitman wrote:the dead don't die.
c'mon, jim. do you even try anymore?

Dammit, I was hoping that the reviews I read just didn't get it. I'll probably still throw it on in the background a hungover day
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Postby auspice » Thu Sep 19, 2019 1:59 am

The Ides of March

weird how 2011 feels like a completely different universe in this movie
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Postby jalapeño ranch » Thu Sep 19, 2019 2:16 am

jubjub wrote:
walt whitman wrote:the dead don't die.
c'mon, jim. do you even try anymore?

Dammit, I was hoping that the reviews I read just didn't get it. I'll probably still throw it on in the background a hungover day

I was definitely disappointed, but I didn't hate it as much as a lot of people seemed to. It was just kind of... average? An okay time waster but doesn't add anything, isn't particularly witty or memorable, seemed underwritten, but... it looks all right and there are some funny moments and at least the actors in it are enjoyable.

Perfectly mediocre, disappointing movie!
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