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Postby shirts optional » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:09 pm

WOW Shoplifters was amazing

Best film I've seen in a long time
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Postby furrowed brow » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:33 pm

The Lobster (Yorgos Lanthimos, 2015) - I've come around to being able to appreciate the way Lanthimos constructs these bizarre living nightmares, but I still am not sure how enjoyable I really find them. They're very unpleasant movies. The women at this place for unlovable losers are all still so attractive.
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Postby ANU » Sat Feb 02, 2019 5:59 pm

goofjan wrote:finally watched Sorcerer. really enjoyed it, particularly the sort of mystical horror/man vs nature sense of dread. a little like a testosterone pumped Peter Weir film. but god, Friedkin must have been (be?) such a nightmare of a person. I heard him on a podcast recently complaining about how people are too mean to Trump. megalomaniacs gotta look out of each other, I guess. anyway:

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Postby a is jump » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:09 pm

Saw Cold War last night, and I really don't get the overwhelmingly positive reviews for it. It looked great, and had some good music in it, but ultimately it was just so hollow and devoid of anything approaching emotional resonance for me. Pretty much every time the story introduced a hook for a bit of emotional conflict, it completely abandoned it moments later. It wasn't romantic, it wasn't tragic, it wasn't sexy, it really wasn't much of anything.
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Postby dada » Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:33 pm

Did an 'artworld' double header
Velvet Buzzsaw - This was fine for netflix but I think the need to riff on the art world/money was overshadowing the horror plot. Could have spent more time in either story.
The Square - this movie is great. I enjoyed it just as much as the theater screening.
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Postby furrowed brow » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:13 pm

Clouds of Sils Maria (Olivier Assayas, 2014) - Now this was a very interesting film. I think the most interesting interpretation of the characters in the play is the one given by the director. Sigrid and Helena are the same character viewed at different moments in time. The idea of a someone hating and seeking to destroy through manipulation the person they will later become is already beautifully poetic. The characters have their mirrors in Binoche and Moretz, however both of them identify with Sigrid. Binoche is Helena but is estranged from this fact, or unwilling to admit it, this inability or refusal on her part due to her inability to cope with Helena's age. Helena is an older woman who is attracted to the youth of Sigrid, almost seeking to escape into her youth. Sigrid sees this and despises Helena for it and uses it to manipulate her. Binoche finally becomes reconciled to her "new" identity as Helena after interacting with the new Sigrid (Moretz), who is, herself, still blissfully unaware of her future.

Stewert's role as the critic who is sensitive to "both" characters is interesting. She encourages Binoche to come into her new identity as Helena with empathy for the character/herself and to regard Sigrid as admirable. A little odd as I'd think a more apt attitude toward Sigrid would be one of forgiveness and empathy because she is a pretty rotten person. It seems that the only one who could admire Sigrid is Sigrid herself, or one of her mirrors. Yet if Stewert were simply another of Sigrid's mirrors, how would she be able to extend empathy to Helena?

Overall, an interesting meditation on aging and the role of interpretation in artistic creation.
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Postby internetfriend » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:52 pm

just saw The Wife

holy moly i was expecting to like this movie way more

for the longest time i was like is this weird? like scandinavian? and christian slater? or just bad? and in the last 20-30 i said okay, now i know
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Postby mellowgold » Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:53 pm

Did u like when Glenn close was acting
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Postby internetfriend » Sat Feb 02, 2019 10:08 pm

honestly...i couldnt even tell. she seemed like the only breath of sanity in a world run amok..
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Postby easy » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:08 am

the wife?
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Postby goldsoundz » Sun Feb 03, 2019 12:46 am

a is jump wrote:Saw Cold War last night, and I really don't get the overwhelmingly positive reviews for it. It looked great, and had some good music in it, but ultimately it was just so hollow and devoid of anything approaching emotional resonance for me. Pretty much every time the story introduced a hook for a bit of emotional conflict, it completely abandoned it moments later. It wasn't romantic, it wasn't tragic, it wasn't sexy, it really wasn't much of anything.


kinda agree with this. it was just kind of... there
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Postby inmate » Sun Feb 03, 2019 2:01 am

felt the exact same way about cold war
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Postby incoherent grunting » Sun Feb 03, 2019 7:21 pm

I'd never seen Rocky (1976) so I watched it this afternoon and it fucking sucked!
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Postby Mesh » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:28 pm

Celiac wrote:Should we make a thread for the very good movie serenity


Probably, this is a movie hipinion needs to deal with broadly.
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Postby Celiac » Sun Feb 03, 2019 8:31 pm

I made a thread
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Postby carlagain » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:08 am

Serenity was the first movie to make me depressed in a while
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Postby carlagain » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:12 am

love a totally unhinged happy ending

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Postby Sweet Gregory Pectin » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:21 am

no that's a little bit backwards the kid is the only one dead

they're all playing the game together to keep their memories of him alive
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Postby carlagain » Mon Feb 04, 2019 2:30 am

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Postby Eyeball Kid » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:40 am

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Memories of Underdevelopment (Tomás Gutiérrez Alea, 1968)

I've seen better movies about disaffected assholes who feel out of step with the world around them, but, as a documentary of 1960's Cuba, it's neat.

I watched the Criterion version of this. One of the supplements has an amusing anecdote about it winning a prize at US film festival in 1973. Gutiérrez was denied entry into the country to accept—something about fear that he was coming into the States to spread Communist propaganda—and Andrew Sarris, giving a speech at the festival to both honor the film and explain Gutiérrez's absence, said that the filmmaker was supressed and censored in Cuba and hadn't been allowed to make a film since. Absolutely none of that was true, and Gutiérrez was incensed when he learned Sarris had spewed such bullshit.
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Postby aububs » Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:46 am

sometimes you get the feeling with a lot of new movies that they're really trying to be the best movies they can be, that they are made in the hope of getting awards, or being recognised for their fresh direction or idiosyncratic approach to comedy or action or what have you, so it's nice, sometimes, to be reminded that some people will just churn out absolute bullshit like this, and make no attempt at quality whatsoever, just because they can

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Postby easy » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:40 am

a is jump wrote:Saw Cold War last night, and I really don't get the overwhelmingly positive reviews for it. It looked great, and had some good music in it, but ultimately it was just so hollow and devoid of anything approaching emotional resonance for me. Pretty much every time the story introduced a hook for a bit of emotional conflict, it completely abandoned it moments later. It wasn't romantic, it wasn't tragic, it wasn't sexy, it really wasn't much of anything.


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Postby walt whitman » Mon Feb 04, 2019 5:57 pm

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we are little zombies - this little film is pure dynamite, winning the most 'original' picture award at sundance 2019. four japanese teenagers lose their parents under mysterious circumstances. they join forces and wander the desolate, urban wasteland of tokyo in order to "look for their emotions" and figure out their lives. after losing their money they form a band in a landfill calling themselves 'we are little zombies' and they quickly become targeted by exploitative music industry folks, sputtering out just as soon as they become a cultural meme. the film is organized in chapters of an 8-bit role playing game, featuring a diverse soundtrack of metal, japanese noise rock, punk, and chiptunes. the director brings dynamism to the very emo plot by shooting every scene with a different camera or visual format, keeping it all fresh and kinetic. go see it!
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Postby walt whitman » Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:16 pm

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the mountain- probably my fave dramatic film at sundance this year. set sometime in 1950s rural america, jeff goldblum stars as a discredited lobotomist who practices controversial treatments (such as electroshock therapy) on women living in small towns dotting the countryside. he picks up a male assistant who photographs the female patients, but he eventually loses his cool after witnessing the doctor destroy the minds of so many. the plot gets super weird and creepy halfway through, so i won't spoil what happens, but it leads to one of the strangest, most alienating romance stories in all of film. the movie is just beautifully designed on every level. visually, it breaks with the pastel cliches of 50s america we've been shown in douglas sirk, etc. everything here is flat, beige and drained of all life. and the acting! phenomenal. Denis Lavant from Holy Motors stars as a hermaphrodite/intersex individual and his performance is more psychodrama than acting, per se, like something you'd see in Warhol's Chelsea Girls. very polarizing film at the 'fest, it will not leave you feeling good, or even feeling anything at all, which is a feat in its own right.
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Postby spix et chicho » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:41 pm

sounds like an alverson! stoked
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Postby husbands » Mon Feb 04, 2019 7:50 pm

sounds better than Entertainment
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Postby Franco » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:08 pm

The Hustler is pretty good huh
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Postby Ersaph » Mon Feb 04, 2019 8:15 pm

I saw the Wife and Can You Ever Forgive Me. I thought both were underrated and better than most Oscar pics minus ASIB and Roma
And I feel like this year is really about, just the year of realizing stuff.
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Postby furrowed brow » Mon Feb 04, 2019 11:32 pm

Everyone Else (Maren Ade, 2009) - The second Ade I've seen and, while I didn't love this one as much as Toni Erdmann, the filmmaking is just as masterful. She is a really terrific filmmaker, imo. Her sense of subtlety is brilliant; both films have such complex emotional layers lying just beneath the surface of the action and dialogue. I found the ending to this one rather ambiguous. I'm not quite sure what to take from it.
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