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Postby antoine » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:00 pm

The Midnight Meat Train (2008) starring Bradley Cooper - really bad.

In The Tall Grass (2019) - Surprisingly enjoyable. Patrick Wilson is great.

Contagion (2011) - didn't really care for this as a movie but hey props for being prescient.
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Postby concerning » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:18 pm

fave march watches:

heat - holy shit how had i not seen heat. i wish every movie was heat.

out of the past - i rewatched the big sleep and the maltese falcon this month also and i couldn't vibe with the One Good Man In a Bad World thing of big sleep or the kinda drawing room farce style of falcon. out of the past is noir to me. existential/fatalistic/resigned and no good guys.

the searchers - i knew this was the edgiest classic western but i did not expect it to be this bleak from the getgo and then just 100 minutes of a nonstop ride into obsession and depravity. has a crazy energy. almost comparable to uncut gems or something. loved the final shot but hated the unearned character choice in the end (you know the one). but still, way different and more intense than i anticipated.

6 underground - the opening car chase has to be seen to be believed. this movie is like looking into the chernobyl reactor of american masculinity.
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Postby Melville » Wed Apr 01, 2020 5:43 pm

palmer eldritch wrote:I forgot most of what happened except for the one thing that really stuck with me all this time which is when the girl is kidnapped and taken to the torture murder den and then the cult leader man breaks out into a glam rock songToggle Spoiler. it's a good and kind of normal J-horror movie up to about that point, it kind of follows from the technology changing society horror vein of RINGU and KAIRO and with a dose of BATTLE ROYALE. but then he veers it off in his own direction at the end and I enjoyed watching it again.

This sounds great. Love Exposure is amazing, but I think I've never seen any other Sion Sono movies.
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Postby OLD SAINT RIXX » Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:37 pm

rewatched man on wire with my family. unexpectedly cried at the end. God bless philippe
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Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:47 pm

suicide club might be my least favorite sono that i've seen but it has a ton of charm to it imo. the scene of the girls jumping into the train is so iconic. like my chemical romance tim burton teen goth shit. i think norikos dinner table fleshes out every single theme in it so well it becomes a legitimately phenomenal film (and honestly, one that i want to revisit already now that i'm in a space where i feel trapped in the internet again)

i think the thing that struck me the most about suicide club when i revisited it last halloween was that i always assumed sono would've been in his 20s when he made it, but no, dude was pushing 40. i find the fact that he keeps churning these things out and hasn't gained an ounce of cynicism to be incredibly inspiring.
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Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Thu Apr 02, 2020 9:58 pm

we watched american history x for the first time in many, many, many years last night

i don't think i realized how much this film took from like, oliver stone's directorial style c. natural born killers/nixon when i last watched it. as much as i love those films on a pure stylistic and technical level... kinda neutral on that? like, it comes close to being an interesting portrayal of venice beach at a certain time and place but i dunno if those tricks ever actually amounted to much to me. i liked looking at it on a base level while it was on. the films greatest success are it's pacing and how well the story arc veers towards shakespearean tragedy. given that edward norton basically had to force his way into the film to edit how it wanted to be edited, and how much his own acting performance carries a middling script, you can credit almost every single success this film manages to pull off with him. without that, you'd essentially be left with a gussied up after school special that nobody would remember 20 years in the future.

halfway through constructing this post i went over nathan's thread about revisiting this film from last year, i think pretty much everything else i would want to talk about was covered there so i'm leaving it at that https://forums.hipinion.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=132178 . kenny's post about his brothers is v. evocative since both me and my partner realized that we had both watched this film with people who were on their ways to becoming full blown nazis in our adolescence... might do FIGHT CLUB tonight.
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Postby mondrary » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:04 am

i'd love to read your thoughts on fight club. i want to go back and do fincher's filmography. it is a weird one to me.

Summer of Sam (dir. Spike Lee, 1999)
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Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:23 am

we watched people v larry flynt instead after remembering that was another early edward norton performance and also one i had been putting off watching for years and years

it was better than i expected, like. it would be hard with a film with as stacked of a cast it does to suck and it's actually really entertaining after the point where larry flynt gets shot, whereas before then it felt really dry. i first gained interest in watching this film after watching howard stern's private parts like 5 years ago. it really avoids the foibles that film has of like, depicting howard stern as an Unquestioned And Admirable Free Speech Hero & it doesn't have much similar goofy lionization of larry flynt as a public figure. by the time he gets shot it really kicks into high gear. i dunno. i had a lot of fun with it.

courtney love dressed up like a member of strawberry switchblade was so fucking cool. i think what this film does by letting her inhabit a character that's very similar to her own upbringing and forcing the audience to have empathy with her is probably the most interesting thing it does. i dunno how i feel about it as a whole product given that i was p. bored with the first 20-30 minutes but it does some really neat things that u wouldn't necessarily expect a larry flynt biopic to do. happy i watched it.

also we both really enjoyed watching her freak out in excitement over seeing a naked girl with a dick. iconic.

i can't tell if i'm going to watch fight club or private parts tomorrow night. my partner really wants to watch private parts after i told her about it so that may be it lol.
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Postby mellowgold » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:29 am

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The Witches of Eastwick - So good. This would be nominated for like 11 Oscars today lol
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Postby shacky » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:32 am

hey mellowgolds how come u havent watched birds of prey aka the adventures of harley quinn
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Postby mellowgold » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:36 am

i did watch it! it was fun!! like a saturday morning cartoon i guess. not as crazy as i was hoping it would be.
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Postby shacky » Fri Apr 03, 2020 7:54 am

i think this board needs to show the harley quinn movie a little more respect, frankly
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Postby aububs » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:24 pm

bongo wrote:mikes murder is to crime drama as two lane blacktop is to road movie


that sold me on it so i watched it last night and yeah it's really great. can put it in the place if anyone needs it

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Postby walt whitman » Fri Apr 03, 2020 12:32 pm

The Square (2017) - Ruben Östlund

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Postby No Good Advice » Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:47 pm

Godzilla: King of the Monsters

Fuckk ME! this was bad.

The 2014 Godzilla sure was mediocre, with dumb as bricks characters, but it had a few scenes of awe and sense of scale so I wasn't completely uninterested in this.

This just throws you right into the most disjointed action scenes, jumping unceremoniously from monster to monster with no reason to care, and with characters that maybe have some connection to the first movie? But there's no proper establishing of relationships. They are just sat in this ship shouting meaningless words to each other every so often. All these great monsters are given no build-up and there's no style to the action either.

It's just so BAD
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Postby Celiac » Fri Apr 03, 2020 2:18 pm

I watched You’ll Never Get Rich, with Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire. It was good! Really funny and great dancing. Some charming interplay between Rita and Fred, though they seemed to want to avoid that as often as possible for whatever reason. It’s too bad her career didn’t start about 15 years later when she could actually get respect. Most of the plot lines she’s involved in are a real drag
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Postby Kenny » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:14 pm

Just watched She's Gotta Have It for the first time. I've only seen 4 Spike Lee movies (This, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X and Bamboozled) but I've thought all of them are really good. I need to see more
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Postby bongo » Fri Apr 03, 2020 5:21 pm

aububs wrote:
bongo wrote:mikes murder is to crime drama as two lane blacktop is to road movie


that sold me on it so i watched it last night and yeah it's really great. can put it in the place if anyone needs it

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Postby Mesh » Sat Apr 04, 2020 12:36 pm

Kenny wrote:Just watched She's Gotta Have It for the first time. I've only seen 4 Spike Lee movies (This, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X and Bamboozled) but I've thought all of them are really good. I need to see more


Gonna point you toward the flawed, interesting, super earnest Crooklyn. 1st-timed it recently.
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Postby nosebleeds » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:13 pm

Clockers is underrated.
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Postby Spoilt Victorian Child » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:18 pm

Celiac wrote:I watched You’ll Never Get Rich, with Rita Hayworth and Fred Astaire. It was good! Really funny and great dancing. Some charming interplay between Rita and Fred, though they seemed to want to avoid that as often as possible for whatever reason. It’s too bad her career didn’t start about 15 years later when she could actually get respect. Most of the plot lines she’s involved in are a real drag

Been meaning to watch this forever. You Were Never Lovelier is one of Astaire’s best imo.
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Postby it's the suspense that gets me » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:19 pm

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midori (1992)

combo of watching the above film and reminiscing about going deep on anime 'video nasties' in the action film thread lead me to revisit this... idk i've frequently kinda joked about it as being like this achewood strip in film form or "marilyn manson's favorite anime". plot is like "flower girl runs away home to circus where she experiences more abuse, briefly finds 'love', things get worse from there". like yeah literally this achewood strip.

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but i dunno, i kinda find some value in that as someone that feels like nothing good ever happens sometimes. it's such a labor of love too, lovingly hand drawn over the course of 5 years. it's still a personal favorite film for me / one of those things that's super inspirational for anyone that wants to make your own film. watching those two films back to back definitely got some morose feelings off of our chests. been a weird weekend.


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i watched the live action version of this from 2016... just absolutely abysmal. i have no idea why it exists, especially given that everything that makes it special is relegated specifically to the realm of animation. not only that, it's twice as long as the anime!!!! you put those things together, and it really does everything possible to draw out the stories base level thinness... the scene where the trans woman in the circus is pissing in a lake and she acts surprised to see a dick seriously goes on for like 2 minutes, like, squicking me out at a scene i've never thought twice about while watching the anime, something that goes as far out of it's way to be as transgressive as possible. there's a few animated scenes in it when it wants to aim for surrealism, but they're really cheap and newgroundsy. i'm a sucker for the tetsuya nakashima style really bright heightened reality colors but all that did for me in this was make me wish i was watching kamikaze girls or something instead. it's so cheap it feels like a This Ain't Midori XXX porn parody from the late 00s... idk. ayayayayaya
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Postby virile » Sat Apr 04, 2020 1:28 pm

i watched a movie where batman gets drunk and teaches high school basketball and does quite a bit of swears to the referees but the batmobile wasn't in it at all he drove a truck

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Postby No Good Advice » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:21 pm

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Emma (2020)

An extremely Very Good adaptation. Are we suddenly seeing Austen adaptations engaging with the source material in an interesting way? It's not Little Women-levels of an adapted screenplay masterclass, but it's getting closer. Managed to capture the complexities of the main character, the political satire and even some of the intricate innovations of form of Austen's novel (although no adaptation can fully convey the magical tricks of the novel's narrator). Mostly, though, just wonderfully cast and written, beautifully sweet when needed, yet not at all simplistically romantic, like the more confused Austen adaptations.
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Postby aububs » Sat Apr 04, 2020 2:26 pm

^agree 100%, really enjoyed that movie! it was one of the last things i got to see in the theatre before...the happening
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Postby palms999 » Sat Apr 04, 2020 4:20 pm

Mesh wrote:
Kenny wrote:Just watched She's Gotta Have It for the first time. I've only seen 4 Spike Lee movies (This, Do The Right Thing, Malcolm X and Bamboozled) but I've thought all of them are really good. I need to see more


Gonna point you toward the flawed, interesting, super earnest Crooklyn. 1st-timed it recently.

this is spot on. it is a really flawed movie but i love it. low key one of my faves by him
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Postby mellowgold » Sat Apr 04, 2020 5:32 pm

Dang I really did not like Emma. I was bummed. Mia Goth RULES tho
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Postby No Good Advice » Sun Apr 05, 2020 2:47 am

mellowgold wrote:Dang I really did not like Emma. I was bummed. Mia Goth RULES tho


What was off about it?
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