last movie watched.

Health insurance rip off lying FDA big bankers buying
Fake computer crashes dining
Cloning while they're multiplying
Fashion shoots with Beck and Hanson
Courtney Love, and Marilyn Manson
You're all fakes
Run to your mansions
Come around
We'll kick your ass in

Postby walt whitman » Tue May 21, 2019 11:43 am

Image
them that follow

a religious cult in the woods uses snakes to communicate devotional love to god. loved the snakes and acting. beautiful autumnal appalachia footage, with crisp orange and yellow leaves everywhere. the DP did great work. apparently most folks didn't love this but whatevs
“Short film, Long film, It’s ALL film!” - Walt Whitman
User avatar

walt whitman
 
Posts: 6169
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:26 pm
Location: pitt

Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Tue May 21, 2019 3:21 pm

Image
mother! (2017)

after watching all of aronofsky's "serious" films in short order i think the thing he's best at is capturing the hell of working retail/service industry jobs. the scene where mickey rourke is working the deli counter in the wrestler were pretty easily my favorite scenes in that film just b/c they hit really close to home & aronofsky's key trick of quickly amping up anxiety maps 1:1 with that experience to me. i feel like the first 2/3 of this film basically work it's way from the creeping feeling of having your living space violated up to that point and idk i was pretty in for the ride in a way i wasn't really expecting based on what most discussions of this film centered around. the "crazy" last 1/3 seemed like something that should've been up my alley but idk maybe it's just because i'm at the tail end of a living situation where i have no idea who else is living in this house, paying rent etc. but like while i appreciated parts of it in theory it was kindof a letdown. come to think of it i was similarly shocked by liking the wrestler so much, when i mostly watch aronofsky films to gawk at how ridiculous/over the top they become. i haven't seen the bunuel films this is cribbing from in awhile but i think it's maybe time.

i feel like aronofsky is sortof like arthouse michael bay. afaict most of his films are like, shameless ripoffs/homages to other, better films but done in a bombastic mainstream hollywood style (i.e. pi = tetsuo the iron man, requiem for a dream was already based on an author who did a pulp calvinist version of william burroughs early novels and it takes most of it's visual pyrotechnics from van sant's drugstore cowboy, the fountain = the romance plot in xenogears, the wrestler = buffalo 66??? [the wrestler is a better film than buffalo 66 a million times over], black swan = the red shoes/perfect blue, mother! = rosemarys baby/end of evangelion/the exterminating angel). i totally get why someone would hate this but i think it lands for my sensibilities if i set my expectations properly.

i really went in dreading this given that i think jennifer connelly's treatment in requiem was exploitative pornographic trash but i felt like that even if this films treatment of lawrence's character oversteps at times it's at the very least conducive to sympathy & while the film is 2 hours of terrible shit happening to her nonstop i don't feel like it ever lingers on it or takes glee in any of the transgressions in the way requiem did. i don't really put aronofsky on a pedestal or anything but i really have to chalk up a lot of what i hate about that film to hubert selby jr. like i don't want to let aronofsky off the hook completely for willingly filming a scene where keith david delivers that line about "paddy chicks giving good brain" or w/e but it feels like 5 million times more hateful and meanspirited than any of his other films.

Image

300 (2007)

i made my own thread about this but just feel like remarking in this one how much this looks and feels like an independent christian movie in 2019, both visually and subtextually. i had never seen it before but i really wonder how this played in 2007.
RESIST PAC will be awarding all small business owners with a yearly revenue between 355-700K that have a non-binary child who has watched every Steven Universe episode in the past year with a free mail-in rebate for animal crossing
User avatar

it's the suspense that gets me
 
Posts: 3233
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:02 am
Location: Clean The Earwax Out Of Your Ears Boys And Girls! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Postby mellowgold » Tue May 21, 2019 9:02 pm

Celiac wrote:Mg, with all due respect to Gloria Bell, you gotta see another movie!


I actually rewatched it tonight. So good everyone should be watching Gloria Bell.
wimbledon, strawberries, bubbles, please protect me. happy midsumma, hope you spend it in your heart, everyone is there. bitch.
User avatar

mellowgold
congrats on making 10,000 gay posts bb
 
Posts: 19324
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:25 pm
Location: 0 feet away

Postby furrowed brow » Tue May 21, 2019 9:22 pm

I procrastinated on its run at my local arthouse theater. Now I feel like I need some Gloria Bell in my life.
User avatar

furrowed brow
 
Posts: 11052
Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:45 pm

Postby tricksforchips » Tue May 21, 2019 9:25 pm

Saw mid90s.

That is like a film directed by a guy who watched 3 skate videos and Kids and thought he could make a movie about skating.
User avatar

tricksforchips
 
Posts: 5300
Joined: Sun Sep 04, 2016 1:21 pm

Postby naturemorte » Wed May 22, 2019 1:37 am

exit elena (2011)
shockingly engrossing microbudget indie from Nathan Silver, whose work I haven't seen before. came across this trying to find mumblecore movies about precarity during the great recession. while I do think that's a relevant context (the narrative follows a young live-in nurse who moves in with a family that doesn't understand boundaries, which seems better than nothing), I probably won't include it in my series, but it's one of the better films I've watched in that idiom so far.
chad wrote:"How can I make this about me and also congratulate myself in some way" - basically every hipinion bro
User avatar

naturemorte
 
Posts: 6774
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 8:57 pm
Location: maxine's parlour

Postby Plainsong » Wed May 22, 2019 5:13 am

Image
The Only Son (1936)- Yasujiro Ozu
Really liked this.
Image
The Reckless Moment (1949)- Max Ophuls
This was great, Bennett and Mason both gave great performances. Loved the camera movements in this.
Image
They Drive By Night (1940)- Raoul Walsh
Great stuff, solid performances by the main cast, the standout for me is Lupino who's intense performance elevates this film to a whole new level.
Image
Three Outlaw Samurai (1964)- Hideo Gosha
This ruled.
User avatar

Plainsong
 
Posts: 2163
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:08 am
Location: Perth

Postby No Good Advice » Wed May 22, 2019 5:16 am

nice avatar
User avatar

No Good Advice
 
Posts: 8359
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:59 pm

Postby Plainsong » Wed May 22, 2019 5:18 am

Same to you.
User avatar

Plainsong
 
Posts: 2163
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:08 am
Location: Perth

Postby No Good Advice » Wed May 22, 2019 9:42 am

ty
User avatar

No Good Advice
 
Posts: 8359
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 2:59 pm

Postby incoherent grunting » Thu May 23, 2019 11:27 pm

guys,
i can't handle it and i think i might die i want to live inside this movie it's too beautiful
Image
taipei story
"let's get psychic not blacked out. Let's get wild without getting sick. Let's get turnt while staying woke."
User avatar

incoherent grunting
 
Posts: 9783
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:21 pm
Location: life's a beach

Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Fri May 24, 2019 12:02 am

Image

perfect blue (1997)

watched this again because of the numerous references/blatant steals in aronofsky's filmography. i had only seen it once in full before, at a pretty young age at that. i tried to rewatch it in late 2013 having realized i was trans earlier that year and was put off by how the movie they're filming seems to be about "a killer who wants to be a woman", was pretty put off by the potential for transmisogyny and promptly shut it off. luckily, i don't really feel like it dives into waters but i still feel like this films key flaw is making it's antagonists grotesquely ugly parodies. it softens the edge of the films critique of misogyny and the erosion of personal boundaries within the internet and the entertainment industry by making it feel like satoshi kon's self-serving screed against "otakus who need to get laid more". this is a flaw i also find in hideaki anno's treatment of misogyny despite having softened on it a fair deal and now finding ritual and end of evangelion to be two of my favorite films of all time.Toggle Spoiler

a lot is made of black swan's structural integrity and the bathtub scene from requiem being copied from this film 1:1 but i feel like the most illustrating, and underrecognized example of this plagiarism comes in the fictive rape scene. it seems clear to me that the much mocked "ass to ass" sequence from requiem's climax also took great influence from it. the scene in perfect blue is weighty enough to shape the direction of the entire rest of the film, and is treated no less seriously despite it being something that mima "consents" to. whereas when jennifer connelly was asked to enact an analogous scene of questionable consent it's just a meaningless degradation in a film that revels in them for it's entire runtime. speaking of which, the fact that this film manages to accomplish everything it needs to with a 78 minute runtime is pretty darn noble.Toggle Spoiler

it's weird that the internet has become a much more blatantly scary place in the last 22 years but i still find this film and some episodes of serial experiments lain to be the pieces of media that best explore those terrors.

it's great that this has a happy ending. "no, i'm real!" is up there with inland empire's "sweet!" as the most smile inducing ending lines to dense surreal hellrides i can think of.Toggle Spoiler

Image

robocop 3 (1993)

taken in isolation this is a pretty bad but hilariously goofy last ditch at making a family friendly product outside of something that should have never been franchised in the first place. put into context, it becomes this weird surreal document of lost futures and possibilities. most of the film was filmed on a chunk of auburn avenue in atlanta that was to be bulldozed for the olympics within a few years giving this film the unintentional quality of depicting a hypothetical future atlanta that never hosted the olympics.

so many subplots in this were created from various versions of the script that apparently, some time, some one cared about. there's a random cyborg ninja character that shows up in non sequitur scenes once every twenty minutes or so to remind you that this was, at one point, supposed to be conceptually centered around recreating the hong kong action film for american audiences. a japanese mother has a caucasian child because they couldn't bother to find a female japanese child actor. there are humorless yet well-animated cartoon scenes that seem to suggest nothing about the universe as a whole. robocop is barely in the thing, making you wonder if this script even started out as a robocop property in the first place.

it was an absolute blast to watch in a group of friends and the more distance i get from it the more i feel legitimate sorrow and pity for it. this is going to be something i suggest to throw on in group settings many times in the future, i think.
RESIST PAC will be awarding all small business owners with a yearly revenue between 355-700K that have a non-binary child who has watched every Steven Universe episode in the past year with a free mail-in rebate for animal crossing
User avatar

it's the suspense that gets me
 
Posts: 3233
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:02 am
Location: Clean The Earwax Out Of Your Ears Boys And Girls! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Postby furrowed brow » Fri May 24, 2019 10:34 pm

I absolutely loved Perfect Blue when I watched it last fall, but those are some good criticisms.


Little Woods (Nia Dacosta, 2018) - I liked this. It's pretty interesting to make a thriller that largely centers on abortion accessToggle Spoiler as the source of its conflict. I wasn't wowed by it really, but it was definitely a solid film, imo.
User avatar

furrowed brow
 
Posts: 11052
Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:45 pm

Postby incoherent grunting » Fri May 24, 2019 11:30 pm

Someone talk to me about the cinematography in Taipei Story, I want to make a thread of screen caps but it would simply be the whole movie frame by frame
"let's get psychic not blacked out. Let's get wild without getting sick. Let's get turnt while staying woke."
User avatar

incoherent grunting
 
Posts: 9783
Joined: Fri Oct 30, 2015 5:21 pm
Location: life's a beach

Postby dada » Sat May 25, 2019 1:33 am

shame dawg wrote:Her Smell

The confrontations and verbose monologues felt much better in this ARP as I think someone mentioned before. Bloated and certainly imperfect at times but in the end I didn’t feel that took too much away from the experience. Unless i missed something I found it interesting they never explicitly reveal her early issues are drug and/or mental illness related although you could totally assume either, just didn’t see any on the nose explicit scenes pointing to either. Moss is a force


Moss was amazing. Was great to kind of contrast that I had watched star is born a few weeks ago
User avatar

dada
 
Posts: 469
Joined: Wed Jun 06, 2018 5:28 pm

Postby aububs » Sat May 25, 2019 1:58 am

i liked this a lot. in the canon of drug/crime/cartel epics it's very distinctive because it's made by people who don't care about the trappings of that genre. imo there is a one-dimensional aspect to the antagonists, and they way they are used/deployed by the movie, which was uninspiring. some of that can be put down to the movie having a sort of fable/myth framework, i think. it's as good as, maybe even slightly more assured than, Embrace of the Serpent. catch on big screen if u can.

Image
astonishing vigils
User avatar

aububs
 
Posts: 9079
Joined: Thu Feb 11, 2016 3:18 pm

Postby Pris » Sat May 25, 2019 6:00 pm

Some of what I've been watching:

Image

Communion (1989) - aka Christopher Walken gets an anal probe. Favorite thing I've watched recently. It's the filming of an alien(?) abduction book that the author still claims is real. He went on to write five or six more! Only thing is that the director certainly doesn't treat it like fact. All through the movie there's all these crazy paintings and statues that seem to suggest your enviroment informs your dreams or hallucinations. It would also explain why the alien effects totally suck. At some point Walken is sat next to some props! Really good mood movie with shots of nighttime New York and a sick soundtrack featuring Eric Clapton.

Image

Capricorn One (1977) - I can watch Elliott Gould for hours, but I didn't really give a shit about the plight of the would-be astronauts. Thirsty OJ Simpson with all this shit caked to his face was pretty funny though. Telly Savalas has a strange role late in the movie and almost steals the show. Something about these 70's thrillers that just leaves me cold.

Image

The Times of Harvey Milk (1984) - Great documentary. A real gut punch though.

Image

The Blackbird (1926) - Lon Chaney's always watchable and there's some good sequences, but this didn't do that much for me. Chaney's a villain who pretends to be his own crippled brother when it suits him. So spoilers! -- At some point the police are knocking down the door and he's changing into his alter-ego. Only the door hits him and he falls and now the affliction he faked is somehow real.Toggle Spoiler. And this is somehow the least convoluted Tod Browning / Lon Chaney movie! Big reccomendation to check out THE UNKNOWN or West of Zanzibar instead.

Image

The Outlaw and his Wife (1918) - Good early Sjöström movie about lovers living outside of law & society. Since it's 1918, a lot of the movie is happening in the shot of an unmoving camera, but there's some great outdoor scenery. Gets pretty dramatic near the end, but avoids melodramatic cliches. At some point the villagers are coming to arrest the lovers. So the woman is like "You'll never get my child!" and throws the fucking kid off the side of a mountain! After which both escape anyway!Toggle Spoiler

Image

Mildred Pierce (1945) - Good noir mystery. You'll figure it out before the movie does, but it's a very entertaining watch. Can't see Joan Crawford as anything other than Joan Crawford though. She's more alien than the strange hobgoblin that gave Christopher Walken an alien probe. Anyway, be sure to check out Mommy Dearest before anything else Joan-related.
User avatar

Pris
 
Posts: 4508
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 4:22 pm
Location: Netherlands

Postby Plainsong » Sun May 26, 2019 3:58 am

Image
Utamaro And His Five Women (1946)- Kenji Mizoguchi
Loved this, Mizoguchi is definitely one of my fav filmakers.
Image
10 Rillington Place (1971)- Richard Fleischer
Disturbing as fuck. Hurt was pretty good, but Attenborough was incredibly chilling.
Image
The Far Country (1954)- Anthony Mann
Finally finished up the Mann/Stewart Westerns with this and found it to be a pretty solid western with really stunning cinematography. Brennan was enjoyable as always, but Ruth Roman gave a pretty stand out performance.
User avatar

Plainsong
 
Posts: 2163
Joined: Thu Feb 23, 2017 5:08 am
Location: Perth

Postby Ferrous Bueller » Sun May 26, 2019 10:11 am

I decided to watch the matrix last night for the first time in 15 years or so

I completely forgot they play a dance remix of Dragula within the first 10 minutes, so that was fun
User avatar

Ferrous Bueller
 
Posts: 16364
Joined: Sun Dec 20, 2009 5:57 pm
Location: temperate broadleaf forest

Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Sun May 26, 2019 11:21 pm

Image
Image

the flying luna clipper (1987)

this is an hour long plotless cartoon about anthropomorphic fruits and vegetables made by/for the msx console. it does a lot of cool things with animation with a nonexistent budget. i recommend it tto anyone with an interest in experimental animation/video art with vaporwave leanings. you can watch the whole thing on youtube . . . i give it TWO thumbs up ! ! !

RESIST PAC will be awarding all small business owners with a yearly revenue between 355-700K that have a non-binary child who has watched every Steven Universe episode in the past year with a free mail-in rebate for animal crossing
User avatar

it's the suspense that gets me
 
Posts: 3233
Joined: Tue Sep 30, 2014 7:02 am
Location: Clean The Earwax Out Of Your Ears Boys And Girls! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

Postby easy » Mon May 27, 2019 10:24 am

The Souvenir: did nothing for me
User avatar

easy
does it
 
Posts: 1226
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:07 pm

Postby shacky » Mon May 27, 2019 2:21 pm

rewatched scorsese's cape fear

always forget that it's the best hitchcock movie
User avatar

shacky
 
Posts: 6214
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:28 pm
Location: melbin

Postby walt whitman » Mon May 27, 2019 2:24 pm

easy wrote:the flying luna clipper did nothing for me
“Short film, Long film, It’s ALL film!” - Walt Whitman
User avatar

walt whitman
 
Posts: 6169
Joined: Sun Sep 25, 2011 3:26 pm
Location: pitt

Postby furrowed brow » Tue May 28, 2019 5:56 am

easy wrote:The Souvenir: did nothing for me


Have you seen her other films?
User avatar

furrowed brow
 
Posts: 11052
Joined: Sun Jun 23, 2013 8:45 pm

Postby brent » Tue May 28, 2019 8:20 am

hell or high water is the worst movie i’ve sat through the entirety of since melancholia
User avatar

brent
 
Posts: 31847
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:20 pm
Location: ...the good life

Postby deadbass » Tue May 28, 2019 8:39 am

brent wrote:hell or high water is the worst movie i’ve sat through the entirety of since melancholia


o/
User avatar

deadbass
 
Posts: 4041
Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:51 pm

Postby brent » Tue May 28, 2019 9:27 am

\o
agreed with everything you said in the thread dedicated to it
User avatar

brent
 
Posts: 31847
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 6:20 pm
Location: ...the good life

Postby super gas » Tue May 28, 2019 9:40 am

edit: nm that and not or.
User avatar

super gas
 
Posts: 18488
Joined: Mon Dec 14, 2009 3:02 pm
Location: new york

Postby easy » Tue May 28, 2019 10:13 am

furrowed brow wrote:
easy wrote:The Souvenir: did nothing for me


Have you seen her other films?


no, but I'd certainly like to
User avatar

easy
does it
 
Posts: 1226
Joined: Tue Aug 27, 2013 2:07 pm

Postby futurist » Tue May 28, 2019 9:11 pm

Cool As Ice rules. feel like this is what Twin Peaks was like once 90s hip hop & streetwear fads took over the town. can't recommend it for it's soundtrack and cinematography enough.
User avatar

futurist
 
Posts: 9465
Joined: Thu Dec 17, 2009 2:21 pm

PreviousNext

Return to Mamma Mia... Here We Go Again....

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: a new dad for all, AdamThomas, Albatross, all day breakfast, Althea, anephric, Annie May, antoine, axelrod gunnarson, Bartatua, becky, bicycles, Big Oil, bold man, breezy, brent, Buddy Glass, budlite supernova, butter, cam'ron hubbard, cartola, Celiac, concerning, coop, crisp butty, crooked, CudNylon, darger, deadwolfbones, deer, DigEm, dogfight giggle, doublethink0, dr. badvibes, draw, dreamshake, emotional fascism, Enemy Ace, ero guro vidal (aka todd), Eyeball Kid, figaro2, Flossed Out, flyingdutchman, fresh, fuckles, galactagogue, gambra, gassy, gauchebag, gentle weather, goofjan, grammatron, grass tacks, griffith scannell, harperesque, hazel, hbb, hideout, high bias, hit record, hyperbole man, important dentist, inmate, Intervalo, jalapeño ranch, jca, john plainman 666, jon, Julius Sumner Miller, kabanos, kayke, Kevin McCallister, kirito, klubrick, KurmyJones, lights, Lil Gugger, Link, loaf angel, lodger, Lucky, mactheo, Marza, mborella, mcwop23, Mechanical bird, Meeps, meeshpotato, Melville, Merciel, MikeyJ, Milquetoaster Strudels, mini, Mister Modular, mmmbop, Mr Spaceship, Mr Squishy, murderhorn, mybeardhurts, mynamerocks, mystery meat, NegativeCapability, neta, Nice Pete, No Good Advice, No Not Now, normal finkenstein, normal forest, nosebleeds, notjeremy, odilon redon, oh! it's max!, OKterrific, plasticbaggie, powderfinger, quinine, Rainbow Battle Kid, red desert, rex, ruiner, sadville, Science, scrambled, screaming emphysema, scrumptown, secondskin, Shotfrog, shrinemaidens, Sobieski, southpaw, Tai-Pan, techno beats, terrific bedwetter, tornhand, trampoline, tricksforchips, trigross, tsargaritaville, unbiaseddairylodge, Vacancies, Vaneigem, VHGisdead, viachicago, walt whitman, wuk, xxx-xxx-xxxx, yungboi, zach york