All Purpose NYC ILX Film Snob Thread

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I see there is a week left on the MOMA Spain (Un)Censored series and Film Forum is stepping up to the plate with a Pietro Germi festival starting this weekend. Still some good things in the Spanish series, like The Executioner tomorrow, but don't know if I'll make any of it. Definitely will try to see at least In nome della legge at the FF.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 1 November 2007 00:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

Sometimes I regret living here; too much, too much...

Youngest MoMA audience I've ever seen last night for Night of the Living Dead, maybe 35-40. And the 8pm screening looked younger still.

I'm pretty sure I've never seen Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (BAM for the next week).

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

But you probably DID see the Madonna video that ripped it off.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:46 (7 years ago) Permalink

If it was after '86, don't bet on it.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:48 (7 years ago) Permalink

7pm Germi tnite? (i won't be online, off today)

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 November 2007 17:43 (7 years ago) Permalink

Like to, but no can do.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 5 November 2007 18:00 (7 years ago) Permalink

I have tickets for the MOMI Todd Haynes thing that night, but David Gatten is programming an evening of films about water (including JJ Murphy's Sky Blue Water Light Sign) at the WORK Gallery in Red Hook on November 10th.

C0L1N B..., Monday, 5 November 2007 19:15 (7 years ago) Permalink

i'm not seeing any movies until after the GREs

impudent harlot, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:09 (7 years ago) Permalink

Paradjanov! I've seen that, it was about 10 years ago though.. gorgeous. The Madonna video that ripped off scenes was Bedtime Story.. I remember talking to some Armenian girls when on study abroad & mentioning this.. they were absolutely mortified..

daria-g, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:32 (7 years ago) Permalink

So you gave up on ILF too, huh?

Eric H., Monday, 5 November 2007 20:59 (7 years ago) Permalink

who, me? (I'm thinking this is gonna be mostly for local screenings) I didn't promise to start posting on ILF more, like SOME PEOPLE.

Tonight Paradjanov (esp if I decide not to vote), maybe tom'w Terror's Advocate, Thurs another Germi? all tentative.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:16 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think he was talking about me. Actually I officially gave up around here. but I've started some threads over there since then, like my Germi thread, and these two:
TS Carl Dreyer vs. Victor Erice
I Don't Think He'd Have Given It To Me If I Had Hair Like EXCELSIOR Or Little Legs Like An Alligator

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:26 (7 years ago) Permalink

Can anybody figure out where the hell the link is to get tix for the FF's Evening with Norman Lloyd on Nov 26?

http://www.filmforum.org/films/norman.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:12 (7 years ago) Permalink

I think you can only buy 7 days in advance.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:24 (7 years ago) Permalink

(unless it's I'm Not There)

even with Norman Lloyd cultists champing at the bit?

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:42 (7 years ago) Permalink

Maybe you can pull some strings with Bruc3 G0ldstein?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

Actually I officially gave up around here.

B-b-but that was the only thread there that had any life in it. Well, that and the rockism one.

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:35 (7 years ago) Permalink

The ILF excelsior thread, however, is classsic as is.

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:36 (7 years ago) Permalink

Indeed.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

B-b-but that was the only thread there that had any life in it. Well, that and the rockism one.
I can't find the thread where I stopped posting in parentheses and Morbius accused me of some Weekend At Bernie's behavior.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:40 (7 years ago) Permalink

Memories.

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 18:01 (7 years ago) Permalink

'S'all I got, and the few that remain are fading fast.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 8 November 2007 02:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

I got ticket to 9:30 Germi tomorrow, Thursday, which I intend to use, barring the not unlikely work, home or health emergency.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 8 November 2007 03:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

ah, 5:30 for me.

Anyone seen any Marc Recha?

http://www.bam.org/film/series.aspx?id=161

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 November 2007 16:54 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'll take that as a no.

More Brakhage at Antholgy Sunday (Pittsburgh Trilogy)

Dr Morbius, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

There's a big Max Ophuls retro coming to BAM at month's end; don't see anything on their site, but here:

http://tinyurl.com/2zymrj

Dr Morbius, Monday, 12 November 2007 15:41 (7 years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine is trying to get me to go see Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation at The Anthology tomorrow or over the weekend. Looks like an interesting curiosity, but I dunno.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 12:21 (7 years ago) Permalink

UGH @ ophuls competing w/ sembene!!

the brief clip i watched of the adaptation looked awesome. i suggest you get on line REEEEEAL early if you end up seeing it, tho

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 13:49 (7 years ago) Permalink

in my GRE-prompted cinema ban i didn't realize i missed ALL of the germis (except for divorce, italian style which i've already seen)

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 13:50 (7 years ago) Permalink

I am suspicious of Raiders Adaptation. For one, I haven't watched ROTLA 20x like everyone else has, apparently.

Also, Sembene v Ophuls v Pasolini.

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/pasolini/program.html

I would focus on the otherwise unavailable OS & MO.

Jiri Menzel is at BAM tonight w/ his latest, but I know nothing about it.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 14:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

I'm suspicious too, but I may have to go out of a social obligation.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:29 (7 years ago) Permalink

the ophuls stuff is up on the website now, btw

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:33 (7 years ago) Permalink

Why is Summer With Monika in the Times today? New print?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 16:19 (7 years ago) Permalink

yes. haven't seen it in eons.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 16:22 (7 years ago) Permalink

Anyone seen/seeing the Albert Ayler doc at AFA?

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:31 (7 years ago) Permalink

I was sposta review it. They sent me a European DVD.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 20:18 (7 years ago) Permalink

If anyone has MIX tips, speak:

http://www.mixnyc.org/index.html

Maybe I'd go to the 11pm Friday shorts, if I'm up.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 14:30 (7 years ago) Permalink

after today, Divorce—Italian Style is only playing 9:20 pm at FF.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 17:14 (7 years ago) Permalink

Get your Norman Lloyd tickets yet?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:17 (7 years ago) Permalink

no, but I see they're available.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:34 (7 years ago) Permalink

Yes, that's what I was trying to tell you.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:03 (7 years ago) Permalink

o i c

Divorce was cute. Why anyone thinks it's GREAT, I'm not sure.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 November 2007 14:11 (7 years ago) Permalink

Saw it years ago, didn't make much of an impression. Wasn't he Oscar nominated?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 16 November 2007 14:20 (7 years ago) Permalink

yes, it got several; Germi too?

I hv my N Lloyd ticket.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 November 2007 19:39 (7 years ago) Permalink

Hoberman on Sembene (and Ophuls, briefly):

http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0748,hoberman,78462,20.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

If I go to see Salo, should I bring someone to hold my hand?

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/pasolini/program.html

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

I would recommend any NY snob to see Letter from an Unknown Woman on its last night @BAM tonight; it fulfilled all of my expecs.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

I would recommend any NY snob EVERYONE ON THE PLANET to see Letter from an Unknown Woman

fixed

impudent harlot, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

Salò makes an even more problematic date movie than Jeanne Dielman!

Casuistry, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

Ophuls and Sembene have taken over my December.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

there were maybe 15 people at last night's 7:45 show of Guelwaar.

I am trying to figure out how to squeeze in Skolimowski's Deep End...

Dr Morbius, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:50 (6 years ago) Permalink

AFA is doing a full Weerasethakul retro in mid-Jan.

C0L1N B..., Monday, 10 December 2007 17:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

BAM is doing a Manoel de Oliveira centennial retro in Feb or March! I wonder if he'll fly in!?

Dr Morbius, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Haha, at last year's NYFF-screening of Belle toujours, Kent Jones or whoever basically said "uh, you guys didn't expect him to be here did you?"

C0L1N B..., Monday, 10 December 2007 17:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

He came to the NYFF about 6 years ago. Still, he was a sprig of 93 then.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

AFA seems to have retros planned for olivier assayas, charles burnett and albert brooks (!) as well

impudent harlot, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

haha AND a new print of myra breckinridge!!

impudent harlot, Monday, 10 December 2007 17:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

snobs, I think I can only make 1 tonight -- which? None are on DVD.

1) Camp de Thiaroye (Sembene) - saw it maybe 12 years ago, it's fine
2) Caught (Ophuls) - never seen
3) Deep End (Skolimowski) - never seen (last night of week run)

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 16:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

What time is Deep End?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 16:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

7 & 9.

Ophuls is 7 only.

and I could only make 7:30 of Sembene (it's long).

I thought about running 10 mins to the F from BAM to get to Anthology, but the odds are vs that.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 16:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

as close as these places all are to each other they are also NOT CLOSE ENOUGH

(probably not seeing any of those tonight, trivia)

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 16:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

I guess I will go to Ophuls and see if splices shorten the running time enough to dash to Deep End.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 12 December 2007 21:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

Any Joan Blondell fans in the house?

http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/film_exhibitions.php?id=6736

also, FOSSE!

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/allthatfosse/program.html

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 20 December 2007 15:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

also I'm going to try to take children to City Lights.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 28 December 2007 16:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Otto!

http://www.filmforum.org/films/preminger.html

Expect I'll see Daisy Kenyon at last tomw night, tho I've seen Laura plenty.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 18:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

if i'd woken up at a reasonable hour today, i would probably be doing that

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 2 January 2008 18:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

Patricia Neal and Jill Haworth will be introducing next Tuesday's 8pm show of In Harm's Way at FF.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 4 January 2008 17:58 (6 years ago) Permalink

If you feel like seeing some "Ford at Fox" on a big screen, which I'd recommend for some of the epics:

http://www.movingimage.us/site/screenings/mainpage/john_ford.html

Seen any Paskaljevic? I liked Midwinter Night's Dream and cabaret Balkan, haven't seen any older.

http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/film_exhibitions.php?id=7195

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 10 January 2008 15:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Any Japanese film snobs interested in some 60s action at the Japan Society on Friday?

http://www.japansociety.org/content.cfm/event_detail?eid=4517028a

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 17 January 2008 03:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

Japan Society shows some great stuff with the one caveat that sometimes the prints are not so good (and sometimes 16mm although this says 35mm)

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 17 January 2008 03:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

that's true.

I likely won't stick around for that as we get outta work at 3 Friday.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 17 January 2008 14:10 (6 years ago) Permalink

thought you guys might dig these

http://originalalamo.blogspot.com/2008/01/heavy-metal-director-t-shirts.html

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 18 January 2008 14:59 (6 years ago) Permalink

i'm getting the herzog & bergmans.

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 18 January 2008 15:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

"bergmans"

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 18 January 2008 15:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

It's "Joe" weekend.

http://www.anthologyfilmarchives.org/schedule

Might try for shorts, tonight & tomw.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 18 January 2008 16:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

"Joe"? Joe Dallesandro or Peter Boyle?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 18 January 2008 16:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

I'm going to try for Syndromes and a Century.

C0L1N B..., Friday, 18 January 2008 16:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah i still haven't seen syndromes, might try to make that sunday.

tipsy mothra, Friday, 18 January 2008 16:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

Von Sternberg?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 18 January 2008 16:39 (6 years ago) Permalink

OK, I get it.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 18 January 2008 16:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

I might need a second look, it really left me intrigued but dubious. Don't know if there'll be time tho.

ken = relentless vaudevillian

Dr Morbius, Friday, 18 January 2008 16:40 (6 years ago) Permalink

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 18 January 2008 16:41 (6 years ago) Permalink

Film Comment Selects in Feb: Rivette, Assayas, Seidl etc.

http://www.filmref.com/notes/archives/2008/01/2008_film_comment_selects_prog.html

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 17:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

gonna try to catch last year at marienbad at film forum tomorrow after work.

sleep, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 18:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

The Rivette is opening fairly soon, no?

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

think so

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

(not that I'll go -- he's a boring old bastard)

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:20 (6 years ago) Permalink

Haha, he's one of my favorites, but I've heard the new film is pretty dull.

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Va savoir was totally forgettable too.

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:24 (6 years ago) Permalink

I wish!

Did yall catch Woman on the Beach? Good stuff! I liked Hong's Tale of Cinema too. Rohmer w/ hint of Charlie Kaufman.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

I liked Woman on the Beach, but not as much as previous Hong. I hope he's not drifting too far into comedy of manners territory. I'd like to see it again, though -- is it still playing in the city?

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:30 (6 years ago) Permalink

not acc to Voice listings. I heard crowds were thinnish at FF.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 23 January 2008 20:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

at least as of an hour ago, MoMA still has tix for tomw night's Bert Williams program:

http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/film_exhibitions.php?id=7520

Dr Morbius, Friday, 1 February 2008 19:47 (6 years ago) Permalink

Tribeca fest to slash prices, be more selective:

http://www.thereeler.com/the_blog/tribeca_comes_home.php

I bought 5 tix for Film Comment Selects, including Joy Division and the pair of fleischers.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 4 February 2008 18:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

A little off-topic and I can't find any info online, but I heard that A1 Film Lab closed. It was easily the worst lab in the city, but it's always sad when businesses like this close and I guess it means that PacLab is the only place left to process super-8.

C0L1N B..., Monday, 4 February 2008 20:34 (6 years ago) Permalink

Reade French series:

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/rendezvous08/program.html

Dr Morbius, Friday, 8 February 2008 23:03 (6 years ago) Permalink

Tarkovsky's The Mirror, Reade 6:30

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 13 February 2008 20:25 (6 years ago) Permalink

Filmforum

James Redd and the Blecchs, Sunday, 17 February 2008 02:37 (6 years ago) Permalink

has anyone caught any of the lin cheng-sheng series at AFA? saw two last night and enjoyed them both (murmur of youth = very un-typical first same-sex experience tale; sweet degeneration = tastefully done if slightly oblique man-on-the-skids-returns-to-alienated-family drama, with added incest subplot for good measure); the latter has tsai ming-liang regular lee kang-sheng in it, who i will watch in just about anything

impudent harlot, Tuesday, 19 February 2008 20:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

oh, i read about those about a month ago. So many films...

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 19 February 2008 20:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

Punishment Park and State Legislature this weekend.

C0L1N B..., Friday, 22 February 2008 21:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

Mandingo at WRT tomorrow, I wonder if the audience will fracture...

Dr Morbius, Friday, 22 February 2008 21:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

Are you going?

C0L1N B..., Friday, 22 February 2008 21:54 (6 years ago) Permalink

doesn't James Mason walk barefoot on a Nee-gro slave in that one?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 22 February 2008 21:55 (6 years ago) Permalink

no, he rests his gouty feet on a boy slave. I think it's a provocative, flawed corrective to GWTW etc.

90 minutes of old & new stuff Kuchar brothers' stuff @Anthology, Thursday at 7:30 only.

Mike Kuchar
TALES OF THE BRONX (1970, 16 minutes, 16mm)
“From the elephant house of Bronx Zoo to the eight-story-tall Tabonga Terrace apartments on Sedgwich Avenue, living Mammals scream for their place in the Sun and drop heavy brown excretions in pots of porcelain that splash and clog and suck like huge toothless mouths on the lily-white mounds that lower into the hollow half submerged ovals, creating stagnant damp vacuums that cling and grab.” –M.K.

George Kuchar
BLIPS (1979, 31 minutes, 16mm)
“An enigmatic movie that’s like an enigmatic enema.” –G.K.

Mike Kuchar
ZOOLOGY (2006, 20 minutes, 16mm)
“It is believed that Life originated in the Sea, and like the Ocean itself, human existence is thus subject to tides and surging currents of emotions stirred up by memory.” –M.K.

George Kuchar
VISTAVISIONS (2007, 15 minutes, video)
“A tribute to people everywhere who spread their glorious visions on canvases both large and small, beaded or lenticular, glossy or mat finished. A joyous celebration of lofty peaks and deep dished delights all basking in the limelight of luminous imagery from the visionaries of tomorrow who create today so that yesterday is not forgotten.” –G.K.

Total running time: ca. 85 minutes.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 4 March 2008 15:57 (6 years ago) Permalink

I guess I'm going to Kim Ki-Young's The Housemaid tonight, as it seems I can't afford to miss.

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/infernalmachines/program.html

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 12 March 2008 19:02 (6 years ago) Permalink

Franju at Anthology? anyone seen HEAD AGAINST THE WALL?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 14 March 2008 16:38 (6 years ago) Permalink

or THÉRÈSE DESQUEYROUX?

edb, Friday, 14 March 2008 19:18 (6 years ago) Permalink

yeah, Kael liked that one.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 17 March 2008 13:29 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

ok hoberman series @ BAM is killin' it this week: jeanne dielman tonight, rock n' roll high school/assault on precinct 13 (with free booze in between) tomorrow, and andrei rublev wednesday

impudent harlot, Monday, 31 March 2008 14:51 (6 years ago) Permalink

and for the sake of inclusion, a cloud-capped star on thursday, which i know absolutely nothing about

impudent harlot, Monday, 31 March 2008 14:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

I can't deal with any of that, probably, esp as I am heading home tonight to watch opening day baseball. My only retro outing might be Planet of the Apes, and I want to see No Country while it's still in a theater.

http://www.clearviewcinemas.com/classics/classics-ziegfeld.shtml

Dr Morbius, Monday, 31 March 2008 15:01 (6 years ago) Permalink

Not with a bang, etc

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 1 April 2008 12:36 (6 years ago) Permalink

anyone seen anything by Robert Breer, getting a retro @Anthology?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 11 April 2008 13:45 (6 years ago) Permalink

Nope.

I wonder what's playing at that Paris Underground cinema?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Friday, 11 April 2008 13:52 (6 years ago) Permalink

rock n' roll high school/assault on precinct 13 (with free booze in between)

annoying sound issues aside, this was awesome

impudent harlot, Friday, 11 April 2008 14:27 (6 years ago) Permalink

During May it's going to be '60s, '60s, '60s:

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/1968/program.html

http://www.filmforum.org/films/godards60.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 22 April 2008 15:42 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

http://loewsjersey.org/

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 7 May 2008 21:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sarris & Haskell introduce Cluny Brown (good Lubitsch) tonight @Reade!

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 May 2008 20:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

and tnite, T Schoonmaker intros an Archers film I havent seen:

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/jenniferjones/gonetoearth.html

Dr Morbius, Saturday, 17 May 2008 16:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

Thelma did a generous 30-min Q&A.

For the Charles Boyer series, i highly recommend History Is Made at Night but won't be back from weekend trip in time.

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/charlesboyer/historyismadeatnight.html

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 May 2008 15:11 (6 years ago) Permalink

There are a few Peter Hutton screenings left at MOMA. What I've caught has been really great so far.

C0L1N B..., Friday, 23 May 2008 17:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Two of Dali's fave silents at MoMA tonight, The Freshman and The General.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 17:43 (6 years ago) Permalink

also, does anyone know which of these Robbe-Grillet films I should prioritize? (I don't mean Marienbad)

http://bam.org/film/series.aspx?id=194

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 9 July 2008 20:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

are all the film snobs "summering" elsewhere?

Friday at 7pm at the Church of St. Paul the Apostle, Columbus & 58th St, a program of silents that feature NYC locations; actualities from the 1900’s, plus these comedy shorts – All On Account of a Transfer (Edison Co., 1913), Plagues and Puppy Love (Larry Semon, 1917), Coney Island (Roscoe Arbuckle and Buster Keaton, 1917) – pipe organ accomp – tix are “free will offering” (pay what you like)

Dr Morbius, Friday, 11 July 2008 13:44 (6 years ago) Permalink

who's doing the 10 hours of The Human Condition at FF?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 18 July 2008 14:46 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

...not me.

I think I'll go to Oshima's "Boy" on Sat.

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/kawakita/program.html

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 16:33 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Film snobs, please go to see Classe Tous Risques tomorrow at the FF, which I saw today. And yeah, of course you should probably watch Le Doulos as well.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 25 August 2008 00:26 (6 years ago) Permalink

Saw both fairly recently...

I might go to that Mexican director's retro @Reade one night this week... Macario?

also need to use my free admission card this week at FF; Diabolique, probly.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 25 August 2008 13:17 (6 years ago) Permalink

I think I am going to use mine for The Sicilian Clan.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 25 August 2008 14:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

My second one that is. For some reason I got two.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 25 August 2008 14:00 (6 years ago) Permalink

That Roberto Gavaldón festival looks good, don't know if I will get to see any of it.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 25 August 2008 14:07 (6 years ago) Permalink

Sicilian Clan tonight. Did you use your coupon yet, Morbius?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 28 August 2008 20:21 (6 years ago) Permalink

no, and i'm not going to. :( Going to Macario at WRT tonight.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 28 August 2008 20:22 (6 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

who want Tarr's The Man from London at MoMA at 6?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 26 September 2008 13:35 (6 years ago) Permalink

If you've missed most of Oshima (tonight and Sunday left for me, I think), Andrzej Wajda retro upcoming @Reade:

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/wajda/program.html

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 8 October 2008 14:19 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

tonight ... Sharif & Palance & Cuba, oh my!

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/fcs/che.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 28 October 2008 14:48 (6 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I yam going to The Wild Child tonight.

snobs for a Farber program?

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/mannyfarber/program.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 11 November 2008 17:56 (6 years ago) Permalink

sheeit, Voyage to Italy is only playing once in Reade's Farber series, tomw at 6:30.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 14 November 2008 17:12 (6 years ago) Permalink

$48 for Bogdanovich talking to Jerry Lewis. I'd be tempted if I hadn't seen Jer in Damn Yankees.

http://www.nytimes.whsites.net/timescenter/events.php?month=11&year=2008&day=22

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 18 November 2008 20:23 (6 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

yeah, I might be able to get through that box over my remaining lifespan. (The Keaton and Sturges boxes that I own have hardly been touched.)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 20:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

I watched all the Sturges box a few times except for the science pic, which I still haven't seen.

Ruudside Picnic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 20:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's fascinating! as far as I recall.

we should get to the movies some year, Ken ... don't know if there are possibilities this month.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 20:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I'm kind of under a rock for the rest of the this year myself.

Ruudside Picnic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 9 December 2008 20:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

This weekend I am under my screener disc of Che.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 20:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

I ordered that Borzage box a few hours ago. Fun times ahead!

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Tuesday, 9 December 2008 20:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

everyone shd go see In the City of Sylvia at Anthology. Best nouvelle vagure film of the new century.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 10 December 2008 14:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Laugh and Live: The Films of Douglas Fairbanks

December 17, 2008–January 12, 2009

http://www.moma.org/exhibitions/film_exhibitions.php?id=10945&ref=calendar

Douglas Fairbanks was a thirty-five-year-old veteran of live theater when he made his first films in 1915 for D. W. Griffith's Fine Arts studio. There, he created the character of "Doug," a breezy, all-American go-getter who seemed to move effortlessly though life and across the screen. Still, Fairbanks never quite fit in with the Griffith ensemble, and within eighteen months he was working independently, eventually becoming one of the founders of United Artists in 1919. The following year, with the release of The Mark of Zorro, he moved into the production of big-budget costume films, averaging one a year for the rest of the 1920s.

This series—which takes its title from Fairbanks's 1917 book of the same name, in which he promoted his optimistic outlook as the key to happiness and success—celebrates the seventieth anniversary of MoMA's acquisition of the Douglas Fairbanks Collection. Jeffrey Vance, author of Douglas Fairbanks (University of California Press & Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, 2008), introduces the December 17 screening of The Gaucho.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 12 December 2008 21:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's the last day of a milos forman pic at BAM tomorrow. he did a q & a a week ago that i didn't know about - damn.

what's the anthology like? i might try and get to in the city of sylvia.

schlump, Thursday, 18 December 2008 04:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

i saw in the city of sylvia tonight, it was great! tomorrow's the last day to see it i think. go go!

lyndonna larouge (donna rouge), Thursday, 18 December 2008 07:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

also best stalker film in awhile.

Anyone seen Schrader's Mishima? he's doing Q&A Friday at FF.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 18 December 2008 14:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen it and can't go, but I saw him on a panel once and he was very entertaining so I recommend you go.

Ruudside Picnic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 18 December 2008 15:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

man, i hope it isn't the last day, i wanna see the forman pic. mmmmmmmm.
i've seen mishima - not great, kinda like all his stuff. i saw him q & a on it and he was pretty interesting, funny stories about reagan getting shot and subsequent fbi phonecalls etc. some of the glass score is great, particularly when re-done by the kronos quartet.

but ehhh.

schlump, Thursday, 18 December 2008 15:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

yes, I've seen him a couple times, like at NYFF after 'the Bob Crane movie'

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 18 December 2008 15:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

I quite like Blue Collar, Patty Hearst ... and Touch!

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 18 December 2008 15:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

Saw Mishima last night, but left before the q+a.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 18 December 2008 17:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

patty hearst is so sanitised though. have you seen the docu, guerrilla? it's terrific. i saw it first, and the auster pic comes across as way too sympathetic. the original tapes of hearst's messages, telling her mom not to wear the black dress, are really amazing relics, but the film's kinda revisionist. i seem to remember that she was involved.

schlump, Thursday, 18 December 2008 19:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Never seen Patty Hearst. The only Schrader I like is Affliction and maybe Light Sleeper, but it's been years since I've seen it.

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Thursday, 18 December 2008 19:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

I have an extra ticket to this 1919 Douglas Fairbanks comedy at 6 tonight if anyone wants to join me. (If you're not a MoMA member I think I can get you in for $5.)

http://moma.org/calendar/films.php?id=11270

Dr Morbius, Monday, 22 December 2008 15:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

i saw in the city of sylvia tonight, it was great! tomorrow's the last day to see it i think. go go!

i saw and l o v e d this in the end, so thanks! ilx. imdb-ing tells me there's an interesting looking companion piece, if one goes to the lengths of tracking down the dvd.
i loved the anthology too. going in it felt like i was going to be watching a film in a school, with all the white plaster and molded chairs, but the cinema was great/surprisingly great.

schlump, Tuesday, 23 December 2008 22:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

I can't believe they put new seats in, at last.

If not exhausted, will go to Fairbanks' A Modern Musketeer at MoMA at 6.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 29 December 2008 16:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Would anyone like to see Nicholas Ray's "Bigger Than Life" perhaps tonight at Film Forum?? I just read
the very interesting New Yorker article that inspired the movie (there is a pdf of it at the FF site).

http://www.filmforum.org/films/bigger.html

Virginia Plain, Friday, 2 January 2009 17:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

That's a great movie, Virginia, you should definitely go.

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 January 2009 17:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm going to see bigger than life at some point, am not sure which screening though ..?
i've alwaysw been dying to see his 'they live by night'.

schlump, Friday, 2 January 2009 17:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've seen it once, will prob go again Monday eve tho.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 2 January 2009 17:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm seeing it tonight. I've wanted to see this for a long time.

C0L1N B..., Friday, 2 January 2009 17:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

something about filmforum makes me sleepy. i have to buy tea to make sure i can last through.
i might go to 7.50 or 9.50 tonight anyhow.

schlump, Friday, 2 January 2009 18:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

I saw it years ago at the Thalia, back in the 80s.

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 January 2009 18:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

How much are tickets at Film Forum? I can't find any info on their website

burt_stanton, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

They're $11 now, I think.

C0L1N B..., Friday, 2 January 2009 19:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

To see a movie in mice-infested theaters with seats less comfortable than those at places with a lot less money.

C0L1N B..., Friday, 2 January 2009 19:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dear god, that's insane.

burt_stanton, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

All they do is show movies Criterion Collection gives them to promote upcoming DVD releases

burt_stanton, Friday, 2 January 2009 19:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

brut stanton ruining my thread.

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 January 2009 19:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

That's more about what Rialto distributes and at least they're showing prints. It's the IFC Center that just screens (or used to screen) Criterion DVDS at full price.

C0L1N B..., Friday, 2 January 2009 19:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

I was going to swing by to catch Bigger Than Life, but $11... that's a real chin scratcher there.

burt_stanton, Friday, 2 January 2009 20:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

Well, it's probably healthy for you to vary what you scratch.

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 2 January 2009 20:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

$11 is fine for a film that doesnt seem to be on the DVD horizon. Plis u shd be a member.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 2 January 2009 22:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

caveat: most of the under-40 FF audience will laugh all the way thru BtL.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 2 January 2009 22:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

James Mason here I come.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 2 January 2009 22:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm glad the FF guffaws were mostly confined to "God was wrong!"

Anyone going to Playtime at Reade tonight? $15, $12 members.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 January 2009 16:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'm not, but you should: it's such a great film to see projected, both aesthetically and with the ambient sound design.

schlump, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've seen it projected at least 3x, and still may go tonight.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

since we're here: i was flicking through the anthology film archives catalogue for the next few months, and then for the last few months, and noticed that i'd missed a robert frank retro. so bummed out. i'd heard cocksucker blues was playing, which i've seen projected once, but i can't believe i missed me and my brother etc. did anyone go? is anything else momentous on the horizon? i moved here just after that total eustache run a while back and still kick myself ...

schlump, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

No, I missed all that Frank, incl Cksuker.

I'd call the Kuchar brothers' retro at Anthology from March 11-17 pretty momentous. I've seen just about everything of theirs that's been shown locally in the last 15 years, but this is probably the most of their work that's been shown in one place since George's retro at AMMI around '93. Their shorts, esp from the '50s and '60s, are indescribable... like a Kenneth Anger fan's ramshackle dream of John Waters?

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh cool. i really ought to get around to seeing those kenneth anger shorts dvds too. the next few months of anthology screenings kind of mystified me, but i might chance some of the new filmmaker nights etc.

i have a great copy of cocksucker blues at a friend's - it's an amazing film, a tapestry of well-observed short takes and moments, so identifiably by frank. you're welcome to borrow if i can retrieve my copy. i believe the retro preceded an expensive dvd release of some of his stuff.

btw, did silent light only just come out here? i saw it forever ago but keep thinking of it.

schlump, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

I saw Silent Light at the NYFF '07. Then it ran at MoMA for a week last year, and now this FF run.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

I just remembered once back in more halcyon days Morbius was asking about some Kenneth Anger stuff and we were checking some of the now-defunct video stores like Evergreen to see if they had it. RIP, Bricks and Mortar.

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 5 January 2009 17:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

yes, where am I going to rent with last week's demise of Mondo Kim's? Kim's West Village?

I had Vol. 1 of Anger out of the library last week.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

i'll be at playtime tonight!

the handful of kuchars i've seen are awesome. john waters has credited them for inspiring him to make films

i am in the kitchen with the ghost dad blues (donna rouge), Monday, 5 January 2009 17:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

are you going at 6, joe?

I have a combo Waters/Kuchars book I bought at A Different Light in SF!

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 January 2009 17:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

8:30

i am in the kitchen with the ghost dad blues (donna rouge), Monday, 5 January 2009 18:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

I had Vol. 1 of Anger out of the library last week.

cool beans. i've just reserved billy the kid from mid-manhattan, but am trying to get to the cinema rather than watch stuff at home right now.

i have an idea that park slope's good for renting stuff, but that may be based on copious video outlets rather than quality or selection.

schlump, Monday, 5 January 2009 18:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I'd rather go to a store near work in Chelsea than hop off the F to rent in PkSlope, then get back on to go home! What's that place around 22nd & 9th that looks like a bomb hit it? is it even still there?

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 January 2009 18:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

but the f has lovely views around smith

schlump, Monday, 5 January 2009 19:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that store on 22nd and 9th is still there.

O Bama, Up Yours! (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 00:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

is one westside, too, maybe on christopher?, betwixt sex and smoke shops. it has ozu boxsets in the window and stuff.

schlump, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 04:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

playtime = wow wow wow wow wow wow wow

i am in the kitchen with the ghost dad blues (donna rouge), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 05:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

is there a good production history of this movie anywhere? i really would love to know more about how eg the nightclub scene was handled by tati

i am in the kitchen with the ghost dad blues (donna rouge), Tuesday, 6 January 2009 05:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

The David Bellos Tati bio has a chapter on the production, it's not a great book though. There's some info in Stuart Klawan's Film Follies too. It's often referenced and hugely mythologized--Tati bankrupted himself making the film--but there doesn't seem to be much detail available in English.

I'm sad I missed the Walter Reed. I've seen it projected before, but not in 70mm.

C0L1N B..., Tuesday, 6 January 2009 05:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

^Walter Reed screening.

C0L1N B..., Tuesday, 6 January 2009 05:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

dr, there's also a 2-hr doc on Tati's career (made by his daughter) on the recent Criterion DVD of Trafic, which has some footage of the Playtime shoot and succinct history.

(didn't go last night, hemorrhaging $ this week)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 14:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

i saw a documentary - i remember it as being specifically about playtime, but it may well have been an extract of a general bio. there was footage of them disassembling the set after shooting finished, walls falling buster keaton style. i'd thought there was a book too, i forget.

schlump, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 20:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

I have a combo Waters/Kuchars book I bought at A Different Light in SF!

I had this book, too. I bought it at the Compendium going out of business sale.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 6 January 2009 21:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

If you can tolerate pitch-black (as in rape and murder-flavored) comedies about pre-glasnost Russia, I highly recommend Cargo 200 at Cinema Village. (it goes to a late-night only sched after tonight)

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 January 2009 15:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm excited for Made in America at FF. Morbs, you were right about the crowd for Bigger Than Life. I actually
preferred the New Yorker article, which portrayed cortisone-induced mania, rather than Mason's peculiar brand of
insanity.

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 8 January 2009 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

FF draws such a contemptibly smug demog to the revivals.

I like Masonmania. "You didn't want to go on living?"

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 January 2009 16:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

I like that Mason got worked up in this one, even if it was just a side effect of the cortisone. Usually I find him a little bland, in a Herbert Marshall style.

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 January 2009 16:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

Although I guess he was tough in North By Northwest.

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 January 2009 16:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

They went w/ the stuntmen a really long time at the climax, plenty of time to see it's not Mason and Matthau.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 January 2009 16:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Busby Berkeley / Carmen Miranda tomw night @Reade (new color print):

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/doc09/thegang_sallhere.html

Dr Morbius, Friday, 9 January 2009 15:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

+ Eugene Pallette And Edward Everett Horton!

ilx chilton (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 9 January 2009 15:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

geez, I get outta work early today -- anyone for Made in USA at 4:40?

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 January 2009 15:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

You still thinking about doing this?

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 January 2009 18:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

YES

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 January 2009 18:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

are you a FF member? Go in on my double discount card.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 January 2009 18:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

Thanks, but I re-upped this year so I got my own. Not quite sure I can make it though.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 January 2009 18:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

I went at 8:20; so crowded.

Virginia Plain, Saturday, 17 January 2009 05:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

think i'm gonna catch some of these finnish melodramas at AFA today, one of which apparently has a "stella dallas" thing going on so i expect i'll be happy

(SD itself is screening at walter reade on feb. 13 for the lonely hearts club. i wonder if that'll be more crushing than seeing umbrellas of cherbourg on v-day at film forum like i did several yrs ago)

armatrader joan's (donna rouge), Saturday, 17 January 2009 20:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

havent gone to MiUSA yet... i saw that Finnish SD! good.

thats the silent Stella Dallas!

Dr Morbius, Saturday, 17 January 2009 20:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Jeanne Dielman at FF for a week starting tom'w

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 22 January 2009 18:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

isn't akerman having a retro somewhere? maybe not even in ny. but it sounds interesting; i've always wanted to see toute une nuit.

schlump, Thursday, 22 January 2009 18:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

i might try to catch jeanna this weekend. the anthology are playing ordet, but without subtitles, which is frustrating because seeing one of the tuovo pictures showing just made me want to see ordet on a screen.

schlump, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

They are speaking Danish it's true, but they are speaking it VERY SLOWLY so maybe you will have a chance of understanding it.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

i kinda thought about going because i have a hazy memory of what happens and it isn't like it's dialogue driven. i'd go to watch the camera move alone. but maybe next time.

schlump, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

schlump, BAM is having a Dreyer retro soon -- March? wait til then.

JANE in person @ IFC:

FTA (1972, Francine Parker), the Vietnam War-era documentary, will be shown in a rare archival screening with former FTA cast member Jane Fonda in person, Monday, February 2 at 7:00pm. Following the screening, Jane Fonda will talk about the film and her work in the controversial antiwar touring show in a discussion moderated by David Zeiger, director of the recent documentary Sir, No Sir! A portion of the proceeds from the evening will benefit Iraq Veterans against the War, a nonprofit advocacy organization for ending the war and for providing support to returning service members.

“The show the Pentagon couldn’t stop,” the FTA (which stood for Free Theater Associates, and also Free - or another F-word - The Army) revue brought antiwar entertainment to military personnel at the height of Vietnam. Performers like Ms. Fonda, Donald Sutherland and Holly Near toured towns near military bases around the US and overseas, lending their support to troops who opposed the war. The film documents the troupe’s performances at US military bases on the Pacific Rim - Hawaii, Okinawa, the Philippines - as they attempt to encourage opposition to the war among the rank-and-file of US forces.

Tickets to this special event are $12 for IFC Center members, $15 for non-members.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

xpost:
Here are a few key Danish words and phrases to help you

mor = mother
far = father
farvel min pige = goodbye my girl
en kop kaffe = a cup of coffee
jeg vil gerne ha en kop kaffe - I would like (would gladly have) a cup of coffee

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

"BAM will also host retrospectives honoring Paul Newman (March 20-29), Danish auteur Carl Theodor Dreyer (March 13-31) and Japanese helmer Nagisa Oshima (April 1-14)."

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

those keywords neatly summarise the plot of ordet. i think a lot of the crazy guy's muttering goes unsubtitled anyway.

thanks for the bam info; the garrone season looks interesting too. oshima and dreyer retros should be great.

only related by virtue of being an italian film, there should be the new sorrentino that was playing at the festivals soon, right?

schlump, Friday, 23 January 2009 16:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

I think those keywords account for about half the dialogue.

jeg vil gerne ha en kop kaffe - I would like (would gladly have) a cup of coffee
Forget some letters, it should be
jeg vil gerne have en kop kaffe

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 23 January 2009 16:40 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sirk wins in every showdown I've seen (ya, every = both).

Nurse Detrius (Eric H.), Tuesday, 27 January 2009 19:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

haha at Eric's new screenname.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 27 January 2009 20:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

i plan on hitting up sirk/stahl double feature tonight (when tomorrow comes/interlude)

charles bronson reilly (donna rouge), Wednesday, 28 January 2009 17:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm not sure I can do both -- of course, the Sirk isnt til 9.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 28 January 2009 17:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

Dave Kehr on Interlude: "For once Douglas Sirk seems totally defeated by the material, though he does manage some characteristically intense work near the end."

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 28 January 2009 17:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

dave kehr OTM, it was a bit flat. the stahl was fantastic tho

charles bronson reilly (donna rouge), Thursday, 29 January 2009 04:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

of course, I thought it was tonight. can't read. :(

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 29 January 2009 14:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Too much looking at intranets makes you go blind.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 29 January 2009 14:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh, WTC shows again Sat @ 4:30.

Reade has Oscar Micheaux / prewar black cinema series upcoming. I think I've only seen OM's fallen-preacher silent Body and Soul w/ Robeson, but some of his sound films are supposed to be unearthly strange.

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/micheaux/program.html

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 29 January 2009 14:44 (5 years ago) Permalink

and then Film Comment Selects, w/ Guy Debord retro:

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/fcs09/program.html

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 January 2009 14:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Frontier of Dawn & the guy who did duck season should be interesting.
i might catch just the stahl picture at the anthology on sunday.

schlump, Friday, 30 January 2009 14:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've only seen the preceding P Garrel film (Regular Lovers) and found it mostly stultifying despite dashing Louis' presence.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 30 January 2009 15:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

can't think of anywhere else to discuss this - has anyone made it to the class yet?

schlump, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

nope. I will, but my hopes aren't particularly high.

Thanks for the JM Stahl recommend, donna rouge!

Tom'w night I'm gonna try to do a Reade double of David Holzman's Diary and Scgrader's Blue Collar.

Jane Fonda only did Q&A for about 20 mins last night, a little white doggie in her lap the whole time. FTA is woth a look if you're into the period, but it's not of Winter Soldier caliber.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

(FTA on DVD later this month)

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

the class is good. kinda reminded me of claire denis, it's bold enough to really discuss and present ambiguously, for the most part.

i got to stahl's magnificent obsession in the end and loved it.

& i have given up on paul schrader films entirely - is that the one he made last year?

schlump, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 15:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

glad you liked! the church sequence has stuck with me ever since i watched it

charles bronson reilly (donna rouge), Tuesday, 3 February 2009 18:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

maybe it's even better than Love Affair (which I didn't realize was same year for Boyer-Dunne).

haha, no schlump, it's a '78 labor unrest film w/ maybe Richard Pryor's best acting role. Schrader says Pryor hit both Harvey Keitel and Yaphet Kotto on the set.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 3 February 2009 19:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

re Oscar Micheaux, for Reade retro:

http://www.movingimagesource.us/articles/life-comes-through-20090204

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 5 February 2009 16:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

and Robt Downey Sr retro returns to Anthology:

http://www.hammertonail.com/genre/comedy/downey-sr-a-prince-but-also-a-man-possessed/

damn, trying to figure how I can squeeze in Chafed Elbows and No More Excuses!

Dr Morbius, Friday, 6 February 2009 21:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

gah, not sure i can do either this weekend, schoolwork starting to snowball again

charles bronson reilly (donna rouge), Friday, 6 February 2009 21:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

Laszlo Szabo to do Q&A at Made In U.S.A screening at FF this Friday.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 9 February 2009 21:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

Japan Society "Shinjuku Ecstasy: Independent Films from the Art Theatre Guild of Japan" series, Feb 18-March 1:

http://www.japansociety.org/shinjuku_ecstasy

Throw Away Your Books, Let's Go into the Street has to be one of the best titles ever.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 10 February 2009 16:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

^^yeah, pretty pissed off about this. this is a pretty bad time for film archives (and pretty much every other arts organization) right now

i'm down for funeral parade of roses

ORGASM REMIX (donna rouge), Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wow, that really sucks. The FMC is necessary for most of these to be seen at all (particularly the parts of the collection that don't overlap with Canyon).

Like the kid in that photo, I was once a Co-op intern, and while I don't know all the details, it really doesn't seem like P.S. 1 would need all the space on that floor for the radio station (iirc, they've been running something similar from there for a while); the FMC collection fills only a small room. And even if they're able to find another space, moving all those films is a ton of work, as illustrated here.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 12 February 2009 05:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

a ton of potentially dangerous work if some of the prints are fragile (and i imagine in many cases they are)

ORGASM REMIX (donna rouge), Thursday, 12 February 2009 05:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's largely true, but the Co-op is primarily a distributor rather than an archive, so it's not like rare negatives are in danger of being destroyed. It's more a question of these movies' (relative) availability to the public than their existence somewhere.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 12 February 2009 05:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

Maybe that Sicilian town will house them.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 12 February 2009 05:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

I love this guy

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 February 2009 16:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Here's another good article about him.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 15 February 2009 16:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Might go to 6/7:30 Depression double feature at the FF tonight.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 17 February 2009 18:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

I belong to a (semi-defunct) vintage comedy viewing group, one of whose members kept nitrate prints under the sink as a teen/YA. They exploded one day and totaled his parents' bathroom (no casualties).

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 17 February 2009 19:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

trying to figure if i shd take double plunge tonight for Micheaux silent @Reade:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0011870/

and then Vitaphone variety shorts at FF:

http://www.filmforum.org/films/breadlines.html#vitaphone

I've seen the Jolson picture, it's good.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 19 February 2009 16:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

I recently read a bunch of the Scott Eyman book about the transition to sound, so I'm pretty curious about the Vitaphones. Thanks for the tip. I might see you there.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 February 2009 16:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

That was pretty good and nice to run into you at the end. Did you hear me trying to shout down the cacklers?

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 February 2009 15:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

no. not at Will Hays I hope...

Dr Morbius, Friday, 20 February 2009 15:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

Were you there for the Will Hays? They were hooting all the way through.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 February 2009 16:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

a rare instance of appropriate hooting, imho.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 20 February 2009 16:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

Even though it was Will Hays, it really bugged me all these people laughing at this guy acting like he was addressing a large theater audience and not knowing how to behave in front of a camera.

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 February 2009 19:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

the arm gestures were pretty choice.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 20 February 2009 19:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

ouch. rip

lemmy tristano (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 February 2009 20:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

yikes, so much March stuff!

http://sallitt.blogspot.com/2009/02/assorted-screenings-in-nyc-march-2009.html

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 26 February 2009 15:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

has anyone made it to 12 at the filmforum? i might go tonight but need to plot a chart assessing quality/length (160 min).

schlump, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

not me. no time for this or that Ferreri film @ BAM.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 16:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

if ferreri is the dillinger film, i think that's winning the battle for my evening. then stahl soon at filmforum!, too. i really regret not seeing more of the anthology retro.

wish i'd remembered about the film at the lincoln last night too

schlump, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 17:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

Hurt Locker tomw @WRT for me

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 18:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

Kuchar Bros fest begins tom'w @ Anthology. Brilliant, hilarious precursors to John Waters, among other niches.

http://www.movingimagesource.us/events/a-lust-for-ecstasy-brand-new-20090311

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 10 March 2009 17:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

hi today i got to fix some sprocket holes in the LoC print of the quiet man

i predict that maybe 1 person will find this at all interesting and that person probably posts to this thread

double dutch bus schedule (donna rouge), Tuesday, 10 March 2009 21:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

present!

Catch Leave It to Heaven att ff if you haven't; about 25 ppl at my show, derisive chuckles from at least 6 throughout... The color is as stupendous as is some of the later Sirks; wow Gene Tierney on a horse with an urn!

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 11 March 2009 20:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wow, gotta see that. Saw about five seconds of some Scorcese doc about history of cinema and the clips from that really stood out. Plus look at the disparate group of characters that are repping for it on the FF website: guy that wrote some Godard books, guy that wrote some film noir books, Guy Maddin, and many of the usual suspects, among others.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 11 March 2009 20:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

climaxes w/ most surreal abstract courtroom sequence ever.

I think my Kuchars sched is Friday 9pm, Saturday 5 & 7, Tuesday 7.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 12 March 2009 14:07 (5 years ago) Permalink

The color is as stupendous as is some of the later Sirks;

yeah, it's like le mepris or something. totally great.

deveraux billings (schlump), Thursday, 12 March 2009 14:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

OK, went to see this last night. Lives up to the hype.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 March 2009 15:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh by the way: le mepris actually came to mind way more watching DILLINGER IS DEAD. did any of you get to it? i owe myself ferreri films now.

deveraux billings (schlump), Friday, 13 March 2009 16:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

last Kuchar programs tnite at 7 & 9

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 20:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

What should I see from the BAM series of Nagisa Oshima films?
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=1017

mizzell, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 20:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

as much as possible.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 21:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

S/D: Nagisa Oshima, renegade filmmaker

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 17 March 2009 21:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

since my week is insanely imploding already, I'll probably screw it and go to the Dreyer silent at BAM tnite:

http://onfilm.chicagoreader.com/movies/capsules/6016_MASTER_OF_THE_HOUSE

Past a Diving Jeter (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 24 March 2009 13:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

planning on BAM Oshima tomw & Thurs.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 03:10 (5 years ago) Permalink

forgot about that. i will probably randomly pick a couple. has anyone ever seen that bresson film that's really hard to get that's called something like four nights of a dreamer or something? one of the oshima pics reminded me of it, synopsis wise

corps of discovery (schlump), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 03:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

As posted on Rolling Documentary thread, you guys need to see this, imo it's one of the best documentaries of the past couple years (/ever). Don't do any research at all before you go to it, it could kinda ruin the experience.

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 03:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also, I'm starting to dip my toes into the distribution world. What theaters do you guys recommend for documentaries? Rooftop? IFC? BAM?

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 03:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

IFC deffo (not that i go to many of them but they've got the whole stranger than fiction series)

the pains of being melissa joan hart (donna rouge), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 03:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

Film Forum premieres a lot.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 04:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

Oooh, forgot Film Forum, I've heard good things!

I might as well get into specifics (I should point out that I'm not actually distributing either of these films, but I am trying to give advice). The first is a ridiculously well-shot film about poor br4zilian boys, looks amazing on a big screen. Kinda like Kiarostami. The director is a colleague of the Dardenne brothers. The other film is a surprisingly well-shot and well-edited coming-of-age doc that follows these Jackass-obsessed kids...sorta feels like cult classic material?

Does that change any answers?

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 04:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

the first of those sounds like FF, second IFC.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 1 April 2009 04:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

Thanks!

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 04:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

If you need to contact anybody at the Film Society At Lincoln Center these days, you'll have to go straight to the top, Richard Peña, as he seems to be the only one left over there.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 13:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

you/someone mentioned the dardenne/french film before, and i remember struggling to find much of a presence online. good luck anyhow.

corps of discovery (schlump), Wednesday, 1 April 2009 13:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's mostly because it's being promoted under its Portuguese title in France. Also because it's obscure.

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 3 April 2009 02:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also, another reminder: Forbidden Lie$ is playing at Cinema Village and you need to see it. Without doing any research, really, i'm not joking.

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 3 April 2009 02:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

Also, Time Out's review is painfully wrong, perhaps the worst blurb of the year.

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 3 April 2009 02:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Yesterday's news"? Like WTF, did you even get the point of the film? Or watch past the first 25 minutes?

Someone Still Loves You Evan and Jaron (Tape Store), Friday, 3 April 2009 02:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

think i will get to Oshima 4:30 @BAM, Three Resurrected Drunkards

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 7 April 2009 17:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

dr spaceman was excellent as norma's husband in forbidden lies

corps of discovery (schlump), Tuesday, 7 April 2009 20:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

Chaplin Essanays @ NY Hist Society on CPW at 2

http://www.silentclowns.com/nowshowing.html

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 19 April 2009 15:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

any tribeca plans?

corps of discovery (schlump), Monday, 20 April 2009 15:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

nope! :D

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Monday, 20 April 2009 15:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

looks like i am going to see moon... blank city... the eclipse... defamation?

what else is good playing at tribs? honestly the line-up is not wowing me.

s1ocki, Monday, 20 April 2009 15:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

is it true they "downsized" this year? their unwieldiness i found kinda offputting in the past

zurück zum Traphaus (donna rouge), Monday, 20 April 2009 15:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

i am new to this and was totally thinking i could wait the long-ass time until denizens of the tri-state area could get tickets for things like whatever works. bummer. now i have to read through all the enthusiastic recommendations for horror imports.

corps of discovery (schlump), Monday, 20 April 2009 15:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

85 films in it, down from 200+. I've seen 3 or 4, all underwhelming. Their press screenings are barely organized.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 20 April 2009 17:01 (5 years ago) Permalink

anything in particular you're looking forward to morbs?

what have you seen?

s1ocki, Monday, 20 April 2009 17:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Rudo y Cursi - the "Tambien" brats in an even MORE insufferable comedy!

Easy Virtue - wrongheaded Noel Coward adap where they try to make the characters REAL.

Might try that Brit In the Looop today.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 23 April 2009 13:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

the line-up isn't that inspiring i gotta say. there's not that much to tempt me away from chillin with my nyc friends and eating things... one or two movies a day max

s1ocki, Thursday, 23 April 2009 13:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

have you seen Treeless Mountain? or do you want to see Viridiana at Film Forum maybe Friday?

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 23 April 2009 13:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

i haven't! and when is viridiana playing?

s1ocki, Thursday, 23 April 2009 13:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

it starts at Film Forum on Friday. Treeless Mt just started there too.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 23 April 2009 13:30 (5 years ago) Permalink

also, there's a Shirley Clarke fest @ Anthology.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 23 April 2009 14:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

I can unreservedly recommend In the Loop, but IFC is releasing it in May.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 24 April 2009 03:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Someone else told me the same thing. Thinking about seeing it at the FF members brunch, but might take the kids to see the Harold Lloyd instead.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 24 April 2009 03:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

also John Hurt is very touching playing Quentin Crisp again in An Englishman in New York, but it doesn't approach the earlier film.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 24 April 2009 04:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

FF Members Brunch was lots of fun. Bruce outdid himself.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 26 April 2009 21:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

any of you catch IL DIVO/anyone as enamoured as i was?

corps of discovery (schlump), Sunday, 3 May 2009 04:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

it sounds awesome from everything ive read
how long until its in non-snob theaters, if ever?

johnny crunch, Sunday, 3 May 2009 04:03 (5 years ago) Permalink

there's something on a blog about how it's been ghettoized into just the film center and sunshine, but will come out at some point. it's a masterpiece anyway: i like sorrentino's last two films plenty but could call him my favourite director after this - the function of the production design and cinematography, the language of the film, ahh.

corps of discovery (schlump), Sunday, 3 May 2009 04:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

I liked, gave it 3 stars outta 4, but it's sort of limited -- you keep waiting for Toni Servillo to bend his performance to let more "naturalism" at least peek through, but the only new color after the first 5 minutes is that very theatrical confession scene.

Directors' Late Films @ BAM -- I'm thinking mostly about Cracking Up on Tuesday, then Aldrich and Wellman.

http://bam.org/view.aspx?pid=1051

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 3 May 2009 07:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

"the late film" is the only may repertory thing that i'm excited about. thoughts on godard's king lear?

we were never being butthurt (donna rouge), Sunday, 3 May 2009 07:45 (5 years ago) Permalink

saw it when it came out; shrugged at it like most '80s Godard. The Burgess Meredith-Molly Ringwald scenes were at least ... something.

wow, Sarris & Haskell introducing El Dorado @BAM.

My friend Steve co-curated this MoMA series of silent comedy shorts at month's end with the magnetic title CRUEL AND UNUSUAL COMEDY!

http://moma.org/visit/calendar/films/948

Note: "Since these films touch on a number of potentially sensitive issues, each screening features an introduction that will provide context." Beware, blackface and woman-beating!

also, I plan on going to the Julien Duvivier film today at 5:30.

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 3 May 2009 08:12 (5 years ago) Permalink

I've meant to see that one for years. Sometimes I even think I've seen it, but what I'm confusing it with is something called Pattes Blanches.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 May 2009 14:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wow, I guess that's Hildegard Knef in that still from Holiday For Henrietta.

moe greene dolphin street (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 3 May 2009 14:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

Cracking Up looks good, but traveling to BAM always seems a bit excessive to me. I wish AMMI would reopen already. I may try Age of Consent though. Have Edward Said's "On Late Style" on reserve to prepare.

Virginia Plain, Sunday, 3 May 2009 17:28 (5 years ago) Permalink

Age of Consent really isn't very good.

The best in the series might be Good Morning and L'Argent.

Dr Morbius, Sunday, 3 May 2009 17:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I plan to be at all these programs... Only one for 9-to-5-ers tho.

Don’t miss “Cruel and Unusual Comedy: Social Commentary in the American Slapstick Film” at MoMA! Five programs of rare silent comedy shorts from MoMA’s archive hand-picked by Ben Model, Steve Massa and Ron Magliozzi:

Weds May 20 at 4pm - “Drag Shows” - Charlie Murray, Wallace Beery, Stan Laurel, Jimmy Finlayson, Harry Myers, Buster Keaton and Roscoe Arbuckle

Weds May 27 at 4pm - “Race Riots” - David Morris, Henry Bergman, Harold Lloyd, Sunshine Sammy Morrison, Lige Conley, Spencer Bell, and Bert Williams

Weds May 27 at 7pm - “Gratuitous Violence” - Ford Sterling, Mack Sennett, Lloyd Hamilton and Bud Duncan (Ham & Bud), Larry Semon, Oliver Hardy, James Parrott, Kalla Pasha, and Billie Ritchie

Fri May 29 at 4pm - “Animals and Children” - an unidentified elephant, George Ober, Our Gang, Pal the dog and an alligator, the Dippy Do-Dads, Billy Bevan and the Sennett Lions

Mon June 1 at 4pm - “Automobiles” - Billy Bevan, Andy Clyde, Hank Mann, Slim Summerville, Harold Lloyd, Jimmy Aubrey, Oliver Hardy, and Lige Conley.

MoMA’s website for the series is at:
http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/948

Film notes are at:
http://cruelandunusualcomedy.blogspot.com

Dr Morbius, Monday, 18 May 2009 16:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

bump for tomw night's "Gratuitous Violence" at MoMA, a certain sellout.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 26 May 2009 21:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

you guys know about Playtime at the Met on Friday?

also, http://www.socratessculpturepark.org/programs/outdoorcinema.php

Reggiano Jackson (gabbneb), Thursday, 11 June 2009 01:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

Where are you seeing the Playtime listing? I can't find it anywhere.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 11 June 2009 02:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

Nevermind, it's here.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 11 June 2009 02:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Trintignant/Romy Schneider movie at the Film Forum has got something for everyone.

barney kestrel (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 15 June 2009 15:06 (5 years ago) Permalink

talking chimps?

Dr Morbius, Monday, 15 June 2009 15:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

There might be some during the Afro-nightclub scene.

barney kestrel (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 15 June 2009 15:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Nick Ray fest at FF.

http://www.filmforum.org/films/nickray.html

Virginia Plain, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 00:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

Guess it's finally time to see Wind Across The Everglades.

barney kestrel (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 16 June 2009 01:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

I saw that at BAM. It's... interesting.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 16 June 2009 04:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to reading this new Imitation Of Life book.

barney kestrel (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 16 June 2009 15:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

have always wanted to see they live by night
i flicked through and saw that there's no in a lonely place in the listing, but it's on a week or two beforehand, introd by ray's widow

the BAM festival looks sweet. new bujalski film is playing.

the heart is a lonely hamster (schlump), Tuesday, 16 June 2009 16:04 (5 years ago) Permalink

This Windmill Movie coming to FF looks interesting. Like Le genou de Claire as filmed by Henry Jaglom.

barney kestrel (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 16 June 2009 18:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

hmm, maybe i will go to that if i can

Fidel Gastro (gabbneb), Tuesday, 16 June 2009 18:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

Y'all should try to go to the Q&A tomorrow, well tonight I guess.

barney kestrel (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 18 June 2009 04:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

eager for The Beaches of Agnes!

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 00:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

hey, i met henry jaglom last week! he came into my place of work.

yr california correspondent reports: i am basically living at PFA this july and august:

http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/

chronologymentully (donna rouge), Wednesday, 1 July 2009 04:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

yay! i hate you, kind of.

The only film I've seen at PFA is Dirty Little Billy, which they're showing again on 8/20. Very strange dullish Michael J Pollard antiwestern.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 1 July 2009 12:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

lake tahoe is a beaut: playing at anthology, maybe with some director q/a action this weekend. total leaps and bounds ahead of duck season

the heart is a lonely hamster (schlump), Sunday, 12 July 2009 06:39 (5 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Any recomendations on which Hirokazu Kore-eda film to see?
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=1427

mizzell, Monday, 27 July 2009 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

there's a film playing at the anthology with the following endorsement:

“Never have I looked so directly into hell.” –Werner Herzog

the heart is a lonely hamster (schlump), Monday, 27 July 2009 19:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

So there is. Looks interesting.

Thinking about the Nicholas Ray with Joan Fontaine and Robert Ryan tonight.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 27 July 2009 19:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to this.

Songs from the Second Floor was really great.

Goethe*s Elective Affinities, Monday, 27 July 2009 23:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

Haha, I thought title was You, Living At Film Forum and it was some sort of answer film to Cinemaniacs.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 28 July 2009 00:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

it's great; surprised it's only coming out now. i think there's a couple of roy andersson threads, with links to his awesome commercials (cf socialist democrat party)

the heart is a lonely hamster (schlump), Tuesday, 28 July 2009 00:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

Guess it's finally time to see Wind Across The Everglades.

And that time is tonight.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 30 July 2009 18:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

OK, it was pretty painful to watch until the last twenty minutes when Burl Ives was holding court. Niece of screenwriter Budd Schulberg was there and said her father producer Stuart Schulberg had to take over direction of the film because Nick was so strung out at the time.

Will try to see at least one of the double features next week. After that they are bringing in a Brit Noir series that looks pretty good.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 31 July 2009 18:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

can't remember which ones are playing as the double bills - i wish i'd caught the one with humphrey as a lawyer. this series has been fun. brit noir's kind of a turn off for me but the carol reed picture looks o k.

the heart is a lonely hamster (schlump), Friday, 31 July 2009 19:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

probably headed to Ray's Party Girl at 5:30.

anyone seen Loren Cass?

Indiana Morbs and the Curse of the Ivy League Chorister (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 August 2009 18:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

Nope.

Nick Ray's daughter introduced the 9:30 yesterday. In the audience were such luminaries as piano player/movie lover Anthony Coleman and film critic Gavin Smith.

RIP Cinemaniac Roberta Hill

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 7 August 2009 01:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh no. Roberta obit? she seemed full-tilt bozo but i never imagined she was mortal.

Party girl was nice. Cinemaniac Bill was there.

Indiana Morbs and the Curse of the Ivy League Chorister (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 August 2009 07:20 (5 years ago) Permalink

oh no! RIP roberta. she would sometimes just come in to the AFA building when i worked there, before they even opened the box office, and just hang around. i'll always remember her complaining about the air conditioning in that downstairs theater

morbs morbs morbs how do you like it how do you like it (donna rouge), Friday, 7 August 2009 07:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

and her acccordion folder full of movie passes.

once spied her eating Spam out of a can.

Indiana Morbs and the Curse of the Ivy League Chorister (Dr Morbius), Friday, 7 August 2009 13:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

Brit noir series is on now at FF. Would have liked to have seen The Small Back Room yesterday, but didn't make it.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 10 August 2009 15:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

The Criterion edition is excellent.

Indiana Morbs and the Curse of the Ivy League Chorister (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 August 2009 15:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

So bummed--almost checked out The Small Black Room from the Flushing Library, but went with multiple Chaplins instead. In the summer time, I just don't feel like spending so much time in movie theaters. As a type this, it sounds strange, as many people go just for the ac.

Virginia Plain, Monday, 10 August 2009 15:15 (5 years ago) Permalink

Two technicolor Brit Noirs tonight look kind of interesting.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 11 August 2009 16:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

They didn't do much for me (well, Valerie Hobson was a standout -- but the Stewart Granger wife-killer one was directed by the guy who helmed most of "Mr. Ed").

James Mason noirs prob at 7:50 for me, when it's barely cool enough to leave the house.

Indiana Morbs and the Curse of the Ivy League Chorister (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 August 2009 20:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

I probably liked them a little more than you did, but I think you've got it about right.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 18 August 2009 00:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

why is there separate admission for tonight's single Mason feature AND Edward Dmytryk's Obsession? Not very recession-friendly, Film Forum.

Indiana Morbs and the Curse of the Ivy League Chorister (Dr Morbius), Monday, 24 August 2009 14:56 (5 years ago) Permalink

Headless Woman.
classic or dud?

Zeno, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 15:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

might see today

Indiana Morbs and the Curse of the Ivy League Chorister (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 August 2009 15:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

might see tommorow

Zeno, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 15:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

the Anonioni comparsions making me curious.
though i'm not one of Antonioni's biggest fans - films from the pov of a mentally unstable character are always interesting, at least from the technichal aspect of directing.

Zeno, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 15:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

"Holy Girl" is one of my fav films of the past 10 years (and La Cienega is excellent too), so I have high hopes for this one.

Goethe*s Elective Affinities, Tuesday, 25 August 2009 16:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

dug headless Woman! Need to see it again, I know some stuff got by me. It's like Haneke without the bullshit, ie not that much like Haneke.
Antonioni comp mostly due to mystery/ambiguous-reality element, her film doesn't look like his.

liked La Cienaga a lot, Holy Girl not so much.

Indiana Morbs and the Curse of the Ivy League Chorister (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 26 August 2009 00:42 (5 years ago) Permalink

If yer interested in next Thursday's single screening of Brit whatzit No Orchids for Miss Blandish at Film Forum, I advise buying an online ticket now:

http://www.filmforum.org/films/britnoir.html#orchids

Indiana Morbs and the Curse of the Ivy League Chorister (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 27 August 2009 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

i liked Headless Womam, though it looks more like an exercice in directing style than an actual "film". she uses the same shooting ideas most of the film over and over again, so you kinda get the point after a while,
(till of course the twist in the end, a-la Bunuel, which wraps everything nicely).
regardless, it's a good,original exercise in the combination between the camera use and the riddley storytelling,which together makes the viewer think,digging deep into the movie,trying to understand it - story and "message" wise.after all, thats the power of great cinema.

Zeno, Friday, 28 August 2009 12:09 (5 years ago) Permalink

from the NY Times:

HILL-- Roberta, died on July 18, 2009 shortly after her 73rd birthday. Roberta was born in Washington, DC to Dorothy Dyar Hill and Robert Lindsay Hill. She was a consummate collector and animal lover. When she moved to New York in 1983, her love of cinema took center stage. She has been a fixture at almost every film festival and movie house in the City ever since, as captured in the film Cinemania (2002). She was a true New York character and will be missed by many.

A friend was told she had known her illness was terminal for months, but continued going to films.

Indiana Morbs and the Curse of the Ivy League Chorister (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 August 2009 16:26 (5 years ago) Permalink

400th-best film of all time (per TSPDT) showing @ Reade tonight:

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/watershed/thecloudcappedstar.html

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 5 September 2009 18:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

i don't know how much of this i can make but i would see everything i could. w/andersson in person:

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/990

peter falk's panther burns (schlump), Saturday, 5 September 2009 19:52 (5 years ago) Permalink

Daaaamn, that's hot.

Goethe*s Elective Affinities, Sunday, 6 September 2009 04:37 (5 years ago) Permalink

Think I'll finally see this Monday:

http://www.filmforum.org/films/mason.html#pandora

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 September 2009 16:22 (5 years ago) Permalink

also, NYFF tix on sale to gen public tomorrow. Only 2 films for me, pending increase in income.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 12 September 2009 16:23 (5 years ago) Permalink

AFA's fall schedule is up: directed by jerry lewis retro in november!

xuxa pitts (donna rouge), Saturday, 12 September 2009 19:48 (5 years ago) Permalink

also roger corman, ulrike ottringer, warhol (inc. chelsea girls)

xuxa pitts (donna rouge), Saturday, 12 September 2009 19:49 (5 years ago) Permalink

Last day of Odd Man Out.

Horace Silver Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 September 2009 17:32 (5 years ago) Permalink

Fat City and Claire Denis this week.

Garnet Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 September 2009 22:17 (5 years ago) Permalink

35 Rhums is one I've liked more than any of hers in years.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 00:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

Did you like Nenette and Boni back in the day?

Garnet Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 00:31 (5 years ago) Permalink

yes (google review of the recent disc)

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 00:33 (5 years ago) Permalink

Ah. Did you know that VBT was J4ck 4nstr31ch's ideal woman? At least back then.

Garnet Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 12:34 (5 years ago) Permalink

(Misspelled his name anyway. Doubly g00gleproofed)

Garnet Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 12:35 (5 years ago) Permalink

You don't have to G-proof him as long as he's doing stuff like this:

http://1linereview2.blogspot.com/2009/06/jack-angstreich.html

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 23 September 2009 15:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

Still haven't made it to the FF this week. Wen to see Paradise at MoMA last night instead.

Garnet Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 25 September 2009 13:36 (5 years ago) Permalink

I'm trying to get to that when I'm twiddling my thumbs @temp sinecure.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 September 2009 01:05 (5 years ago) Permalink

35 Rhums is easily the best movie of the year.

it's hard to find something negative to say about it, which is another way of saying it's a masterpiece.

Denis is the best user of imageries in current movie making, and her subtle,silent humanity here ranks high as Ozu, (more than Koreeda in Still Walking - which look more like an Ozu film,but falls apart at the end of his movie with banality and over-written dialouges),with other influences as wide as The Dardenne brothers,

the rare,complex combination between abstract,realism and humanism is what make the film so great,along with the quiet and assured pacing which avoid social problems almost entirely,cause "they closed anthropology" (as oppose to what the Dardenne Brotehrs would have make with such a story - another clear influence on Denis here)

Zeno, Saturday, 3 October 2009 00:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

the Commodores dancingnsequence, the father-daughter horse riding on the train tracks, and the pots at the end are things to cherish.

Zeno, Saturday, 3 October 2009 01:02 (5 years ago) Permalink

I like it fine -- but I thought the depressed metro retiree subplot didn't quite work.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 3 October 2009 01:08 (5 years ago) Permalink

Still haven't seen it- it was held over so hopefully can go soon- so trying not to read about it on this thread.

Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Hamletmachine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 3 October 2009 01:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

i think it worked fine as a cmparison to the father soon-to-become-state, and how to deal with it.
the sequence that didnt work for me is the ellipse sequence in Germany. the film did rush in the end, with his sudden lapses of time, but it's a minor fault i think.

Zeno, Saturday, 3 October 2009 01:14 (5 years ago) Permalink

the best surprise about this film:
inserting yet a new blood for the we've-seen-it-all-family-drama movies

Zeno, Saturday, 3 October 2009 01:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

anyone seen Sirk's A Time to Love and a Time to Die? Two-plus hours of John Gavin seems dicey! At BAM tom'w, I may go to the 3pm because of baseball.

A Patch on Blazing Saddles (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 October 2009 15:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

Saw it back at the Public many years ago. You gotta go!

Get Up (I Feel Like Being A) Hamletmachine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 October 2009 16:46 (5 years ago) Permalink

I recommend that you all see LOOT today (Monday) at IFC: http://stfdocs.com/films/loot/

It's a fantastic, strange, emotional, eery documentary...

ben folds' cover of "such great heights" (Tape Store), Monday, 2 November 2009 06:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

OK, doubt anyone went, but you can still catch it:
LOOT opens for a week at IFC starting on Nov 20th!

http://www.hammertonail.com/monologues/loot-at-stranger-than-fiction/

ben folds' cover of "such great heights" (Tape Store), Tuesday, 3 November 2009 07:24 (5 years ago) Permalink

Shatner in Corman's astounding Intruder tom'w night

http://www.villagevoice.com/events/the-intruder-1460597/

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 November 2009 22:29 (5 years ago) Permalink

Jerry Lewis retro @Anthology. I'll be at Three on a Couch either this Sat eve or a week from Thursday.

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 14:18 (5 years ago) Permalink

Three on a Couch is pretty fantastic, imo.

cough syrup in coke cans (Eric H.), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 14:25 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sylvia Prieto at the 92nd Street Y on Thursday.

Bloggers Might Ride (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 11 November 2009 17:19 (5 years ago) Permalink

Tonight at 7:00, FF has special members only screening of My Dog Tulip and special Swedish Consulate screening of Mauritz Stiller's The Saga of Gosta Berling. Think I'm going to try to go to the Stiller.

Meade Lex Louis (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 16 November 2009 19:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

Three on a Couch is pretty fantastic, imo.

Jeez, you and comedy! It had its moments (about 3).
I saw the Marker doc Le Joli Mai before.

Looks like I'm skipping Garbo at FF tonight for Police, Adjective at MoMA.

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 November 2009 20:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

Morbs, you missed something pretty spectacular.

Meade Lex Louis (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 06:55 (5 years ago) Permalink

what can I tell ya, this time of year seeing new releases for free takes precedence.

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 13:59 (5 years ago) Permalink

I overheard the following conversation as I was walking out:
"That one character, how did she fit in?"
"She was the MacGuffin."

Meade Lex Louis (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 15:54 (5 years ago) Permalink

that was My Dog Tulip?

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:00 (5 years ago) Permalink

No Gösta Berling. It had a long involved plot and lots of young women were in love with the title character. In fact the the third line of that conversation was "She was the second love of his life."

Meade Lex Louis (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:13 (5 years ago) Permalink

Jeez, you and comedy! It had its moments (about 3).

Do you not find any of Lewis's previous six movies funny, either? Because afaic they share the exact same pulse.

Xiffy Pup (Eric H.), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:16 (5 years ago) Permalink

No. He didn't write 3oaC, and its relatively conventional narrative tendencies clash with his abstractions and protractions (ie, the 200 people exiting an elevator scene).

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

I mean, Fritz Feld is in it and he doesn't even pop his mouth!

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:21 (5 years ago) Permalink

He didn't? To the trash heap with it!

Xiffy Pup (Eric H.), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:27 (5 years ago) Permalink

(Fritz Feld is from the '30s)

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

Sacrilege. When they had a guy on Lost In Space and on the Odd Couple doing that trick, was it actually Fritz Feld at that point or someone just copping his shtick?

Meade Lex Louis (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Guess it was still him.

Meade Lex Louis (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 17 November 2009 16:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

Today is last day of The Red Shoes. Might try for 7 or 9:30 show.

Meade Lex Louis (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 November 2009 14:41 (5 years ago) Permalink

I just went to the 1pm, it was almost sold out.

The central ballet really makes the film.

Your Favorite Saturday Night Thing (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 November 2009 20:58 (5 years ago) Permalink

OK, just reserved for the 7PM.

It Ain't The Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 November 2009 21:11 (5 years ago) Permalink

You are right, the central ballet really does make it. I always enjoy having seen this film but the actual sitting and watching it can be a little exhausting.

It Ain't The Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 November 2009 15:38 (5 years ago) Permalink

It's great as dance films go, but I heard ppl pooh-poohing the fatalism re marriage/art on the way out. (Powell = Lermontov?)

Fans of DR. MORBIUS can catch him in Jersey City tomw night at the Loews (Perspecta sound is great):

http://loewsjersey.org/alt/calendar-mainmenu-27/details/24-forbidden-planet.html

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 November 2009 15:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

(Powell = Lermontov?)
Like that movie where Lou Castel = Fassbinder?

It Ain't The Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 20 November 2009 15:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

just for Eric: Fritz Feld was in Bringing Up Baby AND The Sunshine Boys!

http://www.imdb.com/name/nm0270915/

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:43 (5 years ago) Permalink

Wow. 196 films/TV shows from 1917 to 1989. Not quite as many as Ian "Mr. Atoz" Wolfe or Paul "The Third Man Hotelier" Hörbiger, but still.

Welcome To The King Pleasure-dome (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:47 (5 years ago) Permalink

including Sternberg's The Last Command... and Barfly!

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:50 (5 years ago) Permalink

Should get one of the young 'uns to make an animated gif of one of those 'pops.'

Welcome To The King Pleasure-dome (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:51 (5 years ago) Permalink

I don't remember if he popped in Mel Brooks' Silent Movie.

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:53 (5 years ago) Permalink

I sometimes get him confused with the guy from the Preston Sturges movies, the guy on the ship with the pictures of the card sharps, Torben Meyer.

Welcome To The King Pleasure-dome (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 23 November 2009 16:57 (5 years ago) Permalink

What about the Week of Whale at the FF?

Ethel Slaughter Zachary (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 30 November 2009 20:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

no idea if I can catch the Sunday twinbill yet, wd like to see Waterloo Bridge.

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 18:08 (4 years ago) Permalink

via Rolling Doc:
Dear NYC,
You should seriously see LOOT and BIG RIVER MAN: http://www.ifccenter.com/

http://www.lootmovie.com/trailer.php?page=trailer

Ignore the reviews of LOOT, which seriously piss me off. Here's Karina Longworth on it:
"Darius Marder’s feature debut, which debuts on HBO in May, tracks two WWII veterans in their longshot quests to recover pillages valuables hidden since the end of the war. As much a film about the vagaries of memory and post-traumatic stress as it is a portrait of the charismatic car salesman-turned-treasure hunter who guides the veterans (one legally blind, the other blinded by his own hoarding habit), what’s most impressive about Loot is the way the narrative unfolds so effortlessly, with impeccable timing. It’s absolutely a once-in-a-lifetime story, which is not to say that the filmmaker simply got lucky: Marder doesn’t appear in the film or offer narration, but his presence, patience and diligence, his innate understanding of how to hook an audience, is felt in every frame."

And AJ of Alll These Wonderful Things:
"A thoroughly surprising, beautifully rendered look at loss and discovery that is as fresh and unexpected as the great, lost, no-star, indie narratives of the 1990s. Its provocative hook - a documentary about a treasure hunter - could almost overwhelm the simple, low key and alternately devastating and satisfying pleasures of this under-the-radar film. Despite its jury triumph in Los Angeles (and the check that came with it), the film has kept a low profile through the fall but it deserves full exposure as a fresh and provocative take on the nonfiction genre. A huge debut for director Marder."


Manohla on BIG RIVER MAN: http://movies.nytimes.com/2009/12/04/movies/04bigriver.html?hpw
Robert Koehler: http://www.variety.com/review/VE1117939358.html?categoryid=31&cs=1

yr zing doesn't fix yr boring irl personality :( (Tape Store), Sunday, 6 December 2009 04:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

fellow screwballs, shd I see If You Could Only Cook today?

http://www.filmforum.org/films/madcapmanhattan.html#if

Feingold/Kaptur 2012 (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 13 December 2009 16:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

You should. I would like to, but I think I am sticking to Queens today.

Virginia Plain, Sunday, 13 December 2009 16:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

Playtime at MoMA at 8pm! I can't do it...

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 December 2009 16:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

My Dinner w/ Andre Redux on Wednesday!

nico anemic cinema icon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 January 2010 23:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

At Lincoln Center.

nico anemic cinema icon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 January 2010 23:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

My first response was who's Andre Redux?

Enfonce bien tes ongles et tes doigts délicats dans la jungle de (Michael White), Monday, 4 January 2010 23:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

It's an Outkast side project tribute to John Updike.

nico anemic cinema icon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 4 January 2010 23:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

(Sorry)

Missed the whole FF Madcap Manhattan series. Tonight is the final night with Taking Off and A Thousand Clowns. Milos Forman will be there.

nico anemic cinema icon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 January 2010 15:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

Did you go see A Thousand Clowns? I liked it when I saw it a long time ago.

curmudgeon, Wednesday, 6 January 2010 14:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

Nope. Didn't make it.

nico anemic cinema icon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 6 January 2010 14:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

anyone feel like Stray Dog at 7?

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 January 2010 16:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

Ha, I just came to post that I might try for the one before that.

the clones of tldr funkenstein (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2010 20:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

I did Stray Dog on Monday!

laverne and shipley (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 14 January 2010 20:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'm thinkin about getting a Film Forum membership and seeing as many of the films in the Kurasowa fest as possible

laverne and shipley (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 14 January 2010 20:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

You won't regret it.

the clones of tldr funkenstein (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 14 January 2010 21:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

WGW, I somehow didn't know you lived here.

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 January 2010 21:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

I do! i'm gonna do "Hidden Fortress" today!

i ben b bag all by myself (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 16 January 2010 17:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

I figure I have to see 13 movies for the membership to pay off, so i'm gonna get crackin

i ben b bag all by myself (Whiney G. Weingarten), Saturday, 16 January 2010 17:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Houzu (House), the japanese cult movie was a pretty well spent 12.5$ i'd say.
idiotism made to perfection, if youre a fan of the genre.

Zeno, Tuesday, 19 January 2010 05:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

will try to hit some Wiseman:

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1028

Rage, Resentment, Spleen (Dr Morbius), Friday, 29 January 2010 19:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'm probably going to one of the shows tomorrow depending on what time i wake up

i went to their our hospitality/sherlock jr double feature on wednesday and had the best time ive had at the movies in a while

and that film forum documentary series theyre starting next week looks really good. basically moma is on fire right now

killah priest, Saturday, 30 January 2010 00:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

anyone seen this?

http://www.ifccenter.com/films/house/

Any weekend MoMA doc recommendations? Several I might be interested in, like Karl May, are also on DVD -- which aren't?

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 February 2010 17:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

THE MIRROR and NOTICIAS are awesome

autotuna fish (Tape Store), Friday, 12 February 2010 18:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

thx TS

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 February 2010 18:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

also 45365 is great and AGRARIAN UTOPIA is one of the most gorgeously shot films I've seen this past year. CONSTANTIN AND ELENA is a lovely film, though I just saw a Mexican doc that is EXACTLY like it and I prefer it

autotuna fish (Tape Store), Friday, 12 February 2010 18:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

by 'prefer it,' i mean the Mexican doc, which still hasn't screened in the US

I'm really happy MOMA is picking up these films, wish we had room in our program for some of them

autotuna fish (Tape Store), Friday, 12 February 2010 18:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

oops, NOTICIAS = NEWS

autotuna fish (Tape Store), Friday, 12 February 2010 18:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

I wonder if anyone is at the FF seeing Thelma S introduce The Red Shoes?

the clones of tldr funkenstein (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

saw the last run

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 February 2010 02:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Victor Fleming Festival is one week in and have seen nothing.

Ole Rastaquouère (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 12 March 2010 19:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also: Limited Tickets Remain For Select Rendez-Vous Screenings

Ole Rastaquouère (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 12 March 2010 20:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

saw Lonelyhearts -- much too slow bowdlerization of Nathanael West's "Miss L" -- in the Monty Clift retro at BAM; the reel went askew in the last 5 minutes, then the celluloid burned twice. (It was a 16mm print from some archive, acc to the theater apologist.)

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 March 2010 03:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

Eddie Muller is introducing 7:40 show tonight of The Prowler.

Ole Rastaquouère (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 March 2010 16:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

OK, I got a ticket.

Ole Rastaquouère (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 March 2010 19:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

too tired, will see next week

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 March 2010 19:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'll tell Eddie Muller you said hello.

Ole Rastaquouère (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 19 March 2010 19:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

I do not know the fella

Fusty Moralizer (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 20 March 2010 00:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

early advertising:
one of my top three documentaries of last year (along w/ 45365 and BECAUSE WE WERE BORN), BEETLE QUEEN CONQUERS TOKYO, comes to Film Forum in May

autotuna fish (Tape Store), Saturday, 20 March 2010 03:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

AFA just released their april-june calendar; '45365' is getting a weeklong run (i tried watching it online but wandered off after about 20 mins, would like to give it another go)

all-beef patty hearst (donna rouge), Saturday, 20 March 2010 04:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

also: kucharmania in april (i'll be missing most of it probably), pierre clementi, alain teller, 'punishment park'....

all-beef patty hearst (donna rouge), Saturday, 20 March 2010 04:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

On Friday at the FF Bruce G was pushing the special screening tonight of The Docks Of New York. Would love to go but probably can't make it.

Ole Rastaquouère (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 22 March 2010 14:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

catching last night of Losey's Prowler at 7:40

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 25 March 2010 17:29 (4 years ago) Permalink

donna rouge or ian going to go with?

Ole Rastaquouère (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 March 2010 17:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

dont think so

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 25 March 2010 18:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

too bad for them.

Ole Rastaquouère (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 25 March 2010 18:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

ian doesnt see many old movies, that was a special occasion when you ran into us. And dr I always assume has schoolwork.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 25 March 2010 20:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

It's hard out there for a NYC ILX Film Snob.

Ole Rastaquouère (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 26 March 2010 01:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

The second greatest film of all-time, Jack Chambers' The Hart of London (1969-70), is screening near you lucky fuckers very soon. You will walk outside afterward and nothing will ever again look the same.

The Hart of London
Jack Chambers, 16mm, 1970, 79 mins
Introduced by Carolee Schneemann (!!!!)
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7:30pm
Light Industry, 177 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201 - _*PLEASE NOTE NEW ADDRESS*_
Tickets - $7, available at door.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 02:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

a mere two subway stops from my apartment. likely not going though :(

all-beef patty hearst (donna rouge), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 02:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

I guess I could make the effort.

Also new print of Close-Up at FF; Criterion in June.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 03:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

also, Hart of London is on YouTube. :/

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 03:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Holy goddamn! So it is! Wow. Well, I'm never one to say that you just GOTTA see it on film but...

Donna, at the VERY least, watch the fucker on YouTube.

Kevin John Bozelka, Tuesday, 30 March 2010 04:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

Looking forward to Close-Up.

King Creole Love Call (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 30 March 2010 10:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

anyone seen anything in the BAM Bill Gunn series besides The Landlord?

http://bam.org/view.aspx?pid=2056

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 April 2010 15:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

apparently not! Ganja & Hess?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 April 2010 11:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

getting my fill of screenings over the next few days at the orphan film symposium:

http://www.nyu.edu/orphanfilm/orphans7/

bieber benz or bentley (donna rouge), Thursday, 8 April 2010 04:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Last 2 shows of the season today and on the 25th:

http://www.silentclowns.com/nowshowing.html

Housekeeping and Bill Forsyth appearing at Film Forum on Thursday:

http://www.filmforum.org/films/forsyth.html

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 April 2010 15:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

When you go to World On A Wire?

A Century Of Elvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 April 2010 17:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

next Sunday.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 April 2010 17:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

(assuming my friend got the tix today)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 April 2010 17:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

Think I'm going Wednesday.

A Century Of Elvin (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 April 2010 17:58 (4 years ago) Permalink

3-1/2 hr film on a weeknight would exhaust me right now.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 April 2010 18:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

Going tomorrow. Hopefully my temperature whiplash-induced cold will have abated somewhat.

The Swedish Film series coming soon at Lincoln Center looks interesting.

Blecch Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 13 April 2010 23:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

Anyone seen Renoir's Nana? At BAM tonight, but also there's a DVD I see...

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 17:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

yo morbs i think i might see thundercrack! on saturday at AFA because after this week i need a respite of some sort. probably missing the fassbinder :/

bieber benz or bentley (donna rouge), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 17:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

I saw T! once long ago, I wouldn't dissuade you ... but you know me, even jokey semi-porn is a little bit boring. :) I will probably try to see some of the new Kuchars on Sat or Sun.

Friend bought my Fassbinder ticket already.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 14 April 2010 17:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

WoaW was as good as I remembered it from 13 years ago.

Blecch Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 15 April 2010 14:45 (4 years ago) Permalink

any Alain Tanner recomms?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 April 2010 13:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah. Jonah, The Middle of the World, The Salamander, In The White City.

Blecch Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 April 2010 14:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Argh. I've never seen Messidor and I won't get to see it this time.

Blecch Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 April 2010 14:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

surprise subbing of Sirk's The Tarnished Angels into Film Forum newspaper series today!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 15:12 (4 years ago) Permalink

You gonna go?

Blecch Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 16:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

1:35 (day off)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 16:20 (4 years ago) Permalink

They gave you your bday off?

Blecch Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 16:33 (4 years ago) Permalink

TAKEN

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 16:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

Caught world's slowest F train, so going to Sirk at 5:25.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 April 2010 20:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

Mrs Norman Maine returns to Reade:

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/astar.html

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 April 2010 13:56 (4 years ago) Permalink

She pops up a lot these days in anything written about Johnny Mercer.

FF's website seems to have been hacked.

Still have an eye out on the Swedish Festival at the Reade.

Blecch Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 24 April 2010 14:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

A New Leaf tonight at the 92ndY Tribeca on Hudson St.

http://www.92y.org/shop/92Tri_event_detail.asp?productid=T%2DMM5FA25

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 April 2010 21:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

Haven't been there yet. When did it open?

Blecch Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 24 April 2010 22:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

At least a year and a half ago?

I was going to see Renoir's Elena and Her Men at BAM, but now I see it's on Criterion. Hmmm....

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 April 2010 22:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Thinking about going to Lincoln center to see this Alf Sjöberg thing tonight.

Blecch Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 24 April 2010 22:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

I may go to The Girl with Hyacinths there at 5:15, after this at 2:

http://www.silentclowns.com/nowshowing.html

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 25 April 2010 15:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

Did not go after all. Instead stayed home and watched a Resnais called Melo that I had borrowed from the NYPL.

Blecch Generation (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 25 April 2010 17:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Gonna try to hit DDR/DDR @Anthology at 6:30

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 May 2010 17:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

my friend who works there told me they're canceling the screening (the print they rented is badly damaged)

a vaguely goofy lesbian (donna rouge), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

thanks (tho I was likely skipping it)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 26 May 2010 18:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

grey gardens festival this weekend @ maysles cinema

Friday, June 18th, 7:30 pm
"Grey Gardens" (Dir. Albert Maysles, David Maysles, Ellen Hovde & Muffie Meyer, 1976, 94 min.)
-Followed by a panel discussion with Albert Maysles, Lucy Barzun Donnelly (Executive Producer, HBO's Grey Gardens), other speakers TBA. Reception sponsored by Harlem's own Sugar Hill Beer!

Saturday, June 19th
1930's Ambitious Women Pre-Code Matinee Double Feature
3:00 pm "Blonde Venus" (Dir. Josef von Sternberg, 1932, 93 min)
5:00 pm "Imitation of Life" (Dir. John M. Stahl, 1934, 111 min)
Robert Drew's "Primary" & discussion with Albert Maysles**
7:30 pm<"Primary" (Dir. Robert Drew, 1960, 60 min.)

Sunday, June 20th
Brunch Screening with Jerry "The Marble Faun" Torre
- Light brunch fare and mimosas available before, during and after the screenings/discussion.
12:00pm "The Beales of Grey Gardens" (Dir. Albert Maysles & David Maysles, 2006, 91 min.)
1:30pm "The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens" (Dir. Jason Hay & Steve Pelizza, work-in-progress, 13 min.)
- Followed by a discussion with sculptor Jerry Torre, about his life with the Beales and beyond! Jason Haye and Steve Pelizza will also be on hand to discuss their work-in-progress film, The Marble Faun of Grey Gardens.

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=127608487270716&ref=ts

killahpriest (/\/K/\/\), Tuesday, 15 June 2010 19:31 (4 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks of Anthony Mann at FF:

http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/2003

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 25 June 2010 17:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

Really pleased that Mann retrospective lines up with the time I'll be in NYC

Elvis Telecom, Thursday, 1 July 2010 01:25 (4 years ago) Permalink

I ended up seeing Kung Fu Chefs at the Walter Reade. It felt wrong in a lot of ways. Also, Sammo Hung punked out of his appearance.

Shame I missed the Raw Deal/T-Men double...

Nhex, Thursday, 1 July 2010 02:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

aiming for Man of the West

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 July 2010 02:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'm attempting the joan rivers doc/'marat/sade' two-fer at BAM tomorrow night. i wonder which one will be more punishing?

querelle: the last fassbinder (donna rouge), Thursday, 1 July 2010 02:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

That's one hell of a double bill.

I have the Marat/Sade soundtrack!

tokyo rosemary, Thursday, 1 July 2010 02:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

is that with Joan in-person after? :o More frightening than any William Castle stunt.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 July 2010 03:30 (4 years ago) Permalink

Babs Stanwyck brings the scissors in The Furies tonight at FF

http://www.artforum.com/film/id=25942

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 17:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

want to go, not sure i can :/

'marat/sade' was incredible btw. did anyone attempt 'salo' on the 4th?

"slapsie" (donna rouge), Tuesday, 6 July 2010 18:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hey guys you should go to this amazing programme:

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/views.html#11

A couple of my friends have films in there and everything they are showing (that I have seen) is GREAT

Chip Pan Buddha (admrl), Friday, 9 July 2010 22:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

That's a seriously great program. Injury to One (Morbs, have you seen this?), Rehearsals For Retirement, and the Kevin Everson films in particular.

Who are your friends, Adam?

C0L1N B..., Friday, 9 July 2010 23:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

Um...they're in programs four and five =)

Bah, I just need to move to NYC like everybody else don't I? Programming out here is so laaame sometimes

Chip Pan Buddha (admrl), Saturday, 10 July 2010 01:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

What is Rehearsals For Retirement? Is that the Machinima one?

Chip Pan Buddha (admrl), Saturday, 10 July 2010 01:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Summer schedule at Doc looks great. Will probably make it out for the Borzage.

lexicons of loaf (corey), Saturday, 10 July 2010 01:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

What is Rehearsals For Retirement? Is that the Machinima one?

Yeah, it's one of Phil Solomon's Grand Theft Auto tributes to Mark LaPore. It's really pretty beautiful and strange. Not as gimmicky as it sounds.

You're in LA, right? It seems like you guys get all sorts of great stuff that rarely plays NY. It's hard to complain given the alternatives, but NY experimental/avant-garde programming is too insular and repetitive. Lincoln Center is particularly bad in this regard -- check the listings for recent Views From the Avant-Garde programs. It's the same 4 or 5 filmmakers every year.

C0L1N B..., Saturday, 10 July 2010 02:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yes I'm in LA. I think that most of these programs always show the same filmmakers. And SOME of the places that show interesting films here are certainly VERY good. I should have said that

Chip Pan Buddha (admrl), Saturday, 10 July 2010 03:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

No doubt there are great venues here too. Just a little frustrating that it's easier to see D@vid G@tt3n films than like older James Benning stuff or Rose Lowder.

C0L1N B..., Saturday, 10 July 2010 04:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

Two of my v talented friends have screenings at Rooftop this month:
THE TIGHTROPE is a v beautiful film about a crumbling Mexican circus, and it plays TONIGHT (Saturday) (http://www.rooftopfilms.com/2010/films/85-the-tightrope).
GREETINGS FROM THE WOODS is a v intriguing, v well-crafted observational documentary about the director's hometown (http://www.rooftopfilms.com/2010/films/107-greetings-from-the-woods). Sat July 24. Special ILX appeal: Mikel has made music videos for FEVER RAY!

I also want to see THE APE, another Swedish film that plays the day before GREETINGS

exit through the (Tape Store), Saturday, 10 July 2010 05:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

No, I haven't see any of that experimental stuff.

Also, I renewed my Film Society of Linc Ctr membership a MONTH ago and they STILL haven't sent me a new card, OR responded to my email. NEW MANAGEMENT on the ball!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 July 2010 14:24 (4 years ago) Permalink

He's right, you should see Injury to One, it is good.

Chip Pan Buddha (admrl), Saturday, 10 July 2010 22:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

Two early, little-seen Mann noirs at FF today. von Stroheim!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 July 2010 17:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

How are they? I've seen T-Men and thought it was good, but was under the impression that he was more or less a "workman" director who was only good with the right photographer, but icbw.

orchestral manure in the dark (corey), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 04:00 (4 years ago) Permalink

These were both early B pictures that he brought plenty to (and they needed all they could get). I like several of the Stewart westerns, Fall of the Roman Empire (Gladiator 1.0) and especially The Furies.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 July 2010 11:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

so you can see all 8 hours of Warhol's Empire tom'w

(not me)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 23 July 2010 20:40 (4 years ago) Permalink

well, I was all excited for Film Forum's always essential Vitaphone Varieties annual showing tonight... til I realized the 20th was LAST Tuesday, FUCK!

This year's lost program :( --

http://www.filmforum.org/films/hollywoodhudson/FFJULY20PROGRAMDOCv2.pdf

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 11:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

apparently 20 ppl out of 28 stuck around for all of 'empire'! i wonder if they ordered in pizza.

the numbing/spicy queen of the conservative band (donna rouge), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 18:01 (4 years ago) Permalink

a friend went for about 30 mins, took photos and tweeted

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 July 2010 18:36 (4 years ago) Permalink

Posted on the Reade b.o. window yeterday: In the Russell series, the prints of Mahler and one other (Music Lovers, maybe?) have faded to red.

Selfish pig buying tix for seemingly the entire series, it seemed, around 2pm took 20 MINUTES to make his purchase, while J4ck the Cinemani4c, who was in front of me, and I boiled. I wanted his liver.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 30 July 2010 19:27 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Devils sold out tonight, I'm going tom'w.

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/kenrussell.html

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 30 July 2010 19:28 (4 years ago) Permalink

Glenn Kenny on Film Forum 3D fest:

http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/2133

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 August 2010 18:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

Wish I lived in NYC,, The Safdies' "Emotional Sloppy Manic Cinema" retrospective at BAM looks GREAT: http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=2405

christopher dullan (Tape Store), Friday, 13 August 2010 18:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

Enjoyed seeing new print of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on the big screen at FF last night, although did not enjoy waiting to get into the theater while the 3D setup was being tested for today.

Bali Eiffel Tower Hai (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 August 2010 19:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

I was at the 7:50!

Might go to Straight Time @BAM on Sunday if I can get back from CT

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 14 August 2010 02:51 (4 years ago) Permalink

At Lincoln Center:

The Sign of Rohmer
August 18 to September 3

The most complete North American retrospective of Rohmer’s work in more than a decade, including all of his feature films and the U.S. premiere of his 1980 TV film Catherine de Heilbronn. Plus special in-person appearances by key Rohmer collaborators.

The Redd, The Blecch & Other Things (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 18 August 2010 13:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

Went to one of these today. Multiple cinemaniacs in the audience and a giant crowd of people outside with tight, tight security and Beatlemania screaming for some kind of Jonas Brothers event.

The Redd, The Blecch & Other Things (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 August 2010 01:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

And I just saw Cinemaniac Jack again, walking the streets of Tribeca.

The Redd, The Blecch & Other Things (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 August 2010 19:50 (4 years ago) Permalink

I guess I've never seen Rohmer's Sign of Leo, so I guess I'll go tonight!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 August 2010 22:39 (4 years ago) Permalink

didn't make it, actually

debating V Price / 3 Stooges

http://www.filmforum.org/films/classic3d.html#mad

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Monday, 23 August 2010 21:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

gonna try FF's sole screening of When Strangers Marry tonight, Robert Mitchum's first starring role in a Wm Castle B.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 2 September 2010 14:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

FF membership just lapsed, please remind me to re-up.

Poldark City (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 September 2010 14:59 (4 years ago) Permalink

If you wanna go I can get you a ticket at lunch.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 2 September 2010 15:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

No can go tonight, but thanks for the kind offer.

Poldark City (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 September 2010 15:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

gonna try to hit Our Beloved Month of August at 6:30 @Anthology

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:19 (4 years ago) Permalink

You won't regret it. One of the best things I've seen this year.

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also just noticed that Historias extraordinarias is at Latinbeat: http://www.filmlinc.org/wrt/onsale/latinbeat/extraordinarystorieshisto.html . There are way too many good films this month.

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:22 (4 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I don't think I can do a 4-hr film right after work anymore w/out dinner!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

Must...find a way ... to see some of these.

Redd Cadillac & A Blecch Moustache (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

So I won't be seeing you at Star Spangled to Death or Hitler: A Film From Germany? xp

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:52 (4 years ago) Permalink

I have too much goin' on for those, most likely

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

I want to see the one about Karl May!

Redd Cadillac & A Blecch Moustache (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:53 (4 years ago) Permalink

i plan on going to the hitler film (with birthday hangover in tow, probably)

marilyn VO5 savant (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 15:55 (4 years ago) Permalink

I remember seeing Sontag at some of those back in the day, when she had short hair growing back after the chemo. She said she loved her some long German films, her favorite being Heimat.

Redd Cadillac & A Blecch Moustache (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 16:04 (4 years ago) Permalink

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/programs/retrospectives/hans-juergen

I remember when that film used to be called Our Hitler -- whose idea was that?
So with the dinner break, that'll go from 2 to 10:30?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 September 2010 17:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Morbs (or anyone) did you like Month of August?

/\/K/\/\, Tuesday, 14 September 2010 23:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

I struggled to stay awake; I liked the documentary content more than the rest.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 02:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

Awww, I loved it

Nano McPhee (admrl), Wednesday, 15 September 2010 02:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

loved it too!

(although i think i need a break from those fiction vs reality/documenrty post modern films.)

Zeno, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 02:57 (4 years ago) Permalink

ya i liked it quite a bit too, although im still kinda of unpacking some of the doc content

/\/K/\/\, Wednesday, 15 September 2010 03:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

maybe i wil try Historias extraordinarias after all

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:06 (4 years ago) Permalink

s1ocki loves that movie i tell you

Nano McPhee (admrl), Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

My Man in Toronto had good things to say about new Mahamat-Saleh Haroun (Daratt) and Aktan Arym Kubat's "Light Thief".

Nano McPhee (admrl), Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:11 (4 years ago) Permalink

The Gomes is one of the best things I've seen all year. Wasn't wild about Face You Deserve or the shorts.

So excited for Historias.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 16 September 2010 18:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

If I wear my Forbidden Planet costume will you recognize me?

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 September 2010 20:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

Hahah, yeah. But really you should just set aside six and half hours on Saturday, and come to Star Spangled to Death at Un1onD0cs.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 16 September 2010 21:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

saw My Uncle at Film Forum yesterday. Tonight is the last night, don't sleep, it was the besssssssst

let's have a toast for the cumlords (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 16 September 2010 21:09 (4 years ago) Permalink

I'm not huge on Jacobs. xp

I never knew there was an alternate Englishcentric cut of Mon Oncle.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 16 September 2010 21:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, i never saw the original, but I don't think it's TOO far removed from it, save a couple of overdubs

let's have a toast for the cumlords (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 16 September 2010 21:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

the print was absolutely gorgeous and lush. You would never guess that movie was 50 years old

let's have a toast for the cumlords (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 16 September 2010 21:14 (4 years ago) Permalink

Wait, there's really an English version? Weird.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 16 September 2010 21:15 (4 years ago) Permalink

English-centric. There's still a looot of French in it! Like they added a couple English overdubs and reshot a few scenes for US audiences.

let's have a toast for the cumlords (Whiney G. Weingarten), Thursday, 16 September 2010 21:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

hey i'm gonna be in NYC next week - anything i should check out?

sarahel, Saturday, 25 September 2010 21:34 (4 years ago) Permalink

try getting rush tix for NYFF screenings

http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/2010/

william buttinski's 'the disintegration snoops' (donna rouge), Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:05 (4 years ago) Permalink

any particular films you'd recommend, d?

sarahel, Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:07 (4 years ago) Permalink

also, donna, just wanna say that i've been totally loving your display names as of late

oh, the delightful smell of home-baked molasses bread on my penis (sarahel), Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

haha, thanks! can't say i can recommend anything (i have seen, and will only be seeing, one entry in the entire thing) but i'd really like to see the new reichardt and kiarostami features

william buttinski's 'the disintegration snoops' (donna rouge), Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:13 (4 years ago) Permalink

Come to this program!
http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff/2010/views-from-the-avant-garde-saturday-october-2/views-from-the-avant-garde-since-you-were-here

It has my friends Norbert and Laida's films plus a film I worked on. They're all great, if I may humbly say so.

Edgware Wolf in London (admrl), Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:42 (4 years ago) Permalink

Or listen to C0l1n and go and see the Patrick Keiller. You'll gain some sorely needed info on the heritage industry in Britain.

Edgware Wolf in London (admrl), Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:43 (4 years ago) Permalink

Also you could go and see "Ruhr". I have yet to actually see it but I'm told it is fun for all the family!

Edgware Wolf in London (admrl), Saturday, 25 September 2010 22:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

my friend co-curated this MoMA fest of silent comedy shorts:

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1112

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 October 2010 17:48 (4 years ago) Permalink

notes on the films here!

http://www.cruelandunusualcomedy.com/

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 October 2010 02:02 (4 years ago) Permalink

Last day... medical comedies tonight!

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/10473

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 14 October 2010 11:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

re FF heist series: Anyone seen The Sicilain Clan? (today)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 17 October 2010 14:35 (4 years ago) Permalink

Go!

THE BOSS aka the steenspringer (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 17 October 2010 15:16 (4 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

hey it's a Stanley Donen retro @ Reade... why Mike Nichols was chatting with him after Funny Face tonight I can't figure!

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/donen.html

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 November 2010 00:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

I think I will go to Movie Movie tonight (was funny in '78)

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 November 2010 15:18 (4 years ago) Permalink

Todd Haynes' Poison coming to IFC Center for a week, T.H. appears Thursday night:

http://www.indiewire.com/article/poison_back_on_big_screen_for_20th_anniversary/

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 November 2010 18:37 (4 years ago) Permalink

so stoked to see ON THE BOWERY on the big screen next week!

Dr. Morbius' review: http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/review/on-the-bowery/5012

Taylor McSwift (Tape Store), Thursday, 11 November 2010 02:49 (4 years ago) Permalink

yer mad, I don't know that guy.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 11 November 2010 03:26 (4 years ago) Permalink

ok missed ON THE BOWERY but had a blast w/ the Cannon series @ lincoln center

saw 52 pick up + operation thunderbolt + runaway train (!!!) + the apple (:D :D :D)

Here we are in a sticky situation/ (Tape Store), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 21:17 (4 years ago) Permalink

had to skip Cannon, i am in year-end hell

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 21:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

Did anyone see Farocki (or any of the films) at 16Beaver?

C0L1N B..., Tuesday, 23 November 2010 21:46 (4 years ago) Permalink

i'm seldom familiar w/ subjects of your questions!

Every Man for Himself at 6:30, i think

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:10 (4 years ago) Permalink

wtf! i missed a farocki retrospective? i watched some of his shorts on a tv while i was in nyc

Here we are in a sticky situation/ (Tape Store), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:21 (4 years ago) Permalink

If you don't know Harun Farocki, Morbius, you are (maybe?) in for a treat

Joseph Gordon-Levitation (admrl), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:32 (4 years ago) Permalink

yes, yes you are!

Here we are in a sticky situation/ (Tape Store), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:38 (4 years ago) Permalink

Whoa, Morbs, you should get on that! Surprised you haven't seen Inextinguishable Fire.

It wasn't really a retro, more like a quasi seminar thing -- http://www.16beavergroup.org/farocki/ . Really disappointed I couldn't make it.

C0L1N B..., Tuesday, 23 November 2010 22:41 (4 years ago) Permalink

love farocki, would've loved to have seen this

chris and cosey and ted and alice (donna rouge), Tuesday, 23 November 2010 23:44 (4 years ago) Permalink

Anything filmy that's unique to NYC worth going to from 11/25-12/2?

Can you keep up? (Cheetah), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 00:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=2800

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 24 November 2010 01:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thanks! I won't vote THAT into the Gulag!

Can you keep up? (Cheetah), Wednesday, 24 November 2010 02:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

tomw night @ MoMA's Weimar series, the 1933 Viktor und Viktoria

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 21 December 2010 12:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

I won't make it to Letter from an Unknown Woman @Reade this time, but anyone who can should.

http://filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/ff/letterfromanunknownwoman.html

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 December 2010 15:33 (3 years ago) Permalink

fitst sound film shot at UFA, Farewell by Robert Siodmak, at 7pm at MoMA

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 January 2011 15:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Wm Richert in person at Reade w/ his cuts of his films

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/richert.html

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 January 2011 01:36 (3 years ago) Permalink

Last three days of The Leopard

A Man Needs A Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 January 2011 19:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

no, Visconti didn't film the chapter where he dies.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 January 2011 19:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

You got me that time.

A Man Needs A Meme (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 25 January 2011 19:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

headed for 2:30 Leopard if anyone (incl me) can make it.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 27 January 2011 17:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Shooting for 8

Never Make Your Moog Too Soon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 January 2011 18:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Did you make it?

Never Make Your Moog Too Soon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 28 January 2011 15:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

yes. packed with snow casualties. I was even gonna stay for Eisenstein but wanted to get the curb-jumping over with.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 January 2011 15:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Wasn't too crowded-or too snowy at 8- although I did have to sit in front of a bickering old couple.

Never Make Your Moog Too Soon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 28 January 2011 15:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Anyway, glad I made it there, and will be back for Fritz Land and Cluny Brown.

Never Make Your Moog Too Soon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 28 January 2011 15:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

you'd hate scenes from a marriage
xp

schlump, Friday, 28 January 2011 16:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

Fritz Land would be a grim theme park.

Did bickering old couple go "You cross yourself before every embrace! I've never seen your navel!"

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 January 2011 16:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Haha, no, not those exact words.

Also haha at description of "Fritz Land"

Never Make Your Moog Too Soon (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 28 January 2011 19:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

'78 Oliveira longie in Astoria Saturday:

http://www.villagevoice.com/events/doomed-love-2358605/

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 February 2011 18:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

yes, go! my grad colleague is co-curating it, really wish i could go

brigitte beardo (donna rouge), Monday, 14 February 2011 16:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

haven't been able to make a single one of the Soviet actions films @ Reade yet, of course. Aiming for 7:10 tonight.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 February 2011 15:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

New Directors/New Films lineup:

http://mubi.com/notebook/posts/2915

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 17 February 2011 15:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

tix still available for Deneuve introducing Repulsion at BAM tonight.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 March 2011 12:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

Seriously? Are you going?

Virginia Plain, Friday, 4 March 2011 15:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

no idea yet. perhaps not.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 March 2011 15:42 (3 years ago) Permalink

I checked and it seems you can't buy the tix online.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 4 March 2011 15:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

First time I ever saw Repulsion was a 3 a.m. showing on TV about 30 years ago. Creeped me out tremendously.

clemenza, Friday, 4 March 2011 15:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

VP, it appears you can, here:

http://bam.org/view.aspx?pid=40

also, not til 9:40. sleepy sleepy sleepy

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 March 2011 17:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, that's kind of late to be stuck in Brooklyn watching Repulsion, but Catherine Deneuve!

Virginia Plain, Friday, 4 March 2011 18:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Could just hang out in the lobby and wait for her to walk to the car at 9:45!

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 March 2011 18:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thieves & Genealogies of a Crime are both super, btw

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 March 2011 18:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

Seriously, don't encourage me, because I would do that!

Virginia Plain, Friday, 4 March 2011 19:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

Manuel DeLanda at Anthology all weekend. Bummed I can't make it. Raw Nerves really blew me away -- it's concerns are familiar, but I've never seen anything else quite like it -- and these are hard to see. Good weekend at MMI too: Great batch of Resnais' and the David Perlov diaries.

C0L1N B..., Friday, 4 March 2011 19:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw Muriel last week--it was quite boring. Going to try to catch Providence with Dirk Bogarde.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 4 March 2011 19:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

Muriel, boring?

ilxor astro-ilx? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 4 March 2011 19:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

seconding 'raw nerves', it's a blast

brigitte beardo (donna rouge), Friday, 4 March 2011 20:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

iirc it was his senior thesis film at SVA?

brigitte beardo (donna rouge), Friday, 4 March 2011 20:37 (3 years ago) Permalink

I liked Muriel. plz tell me Providence is not this weekend? ive been wanting to see it for 30+ years.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Friday, 4 March 2011 21:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Not this weekend: don't worry. In a couple of weeks.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 4 March 2011 21:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

Which Resnais should I see this weekend? Is "I Want to Go Home" good? Other choices: Je T'aime, Je T'aime (seen it), Stavisky, Far From Vietnam, Not on the Lips.

Virginia Plain, Wednesday, 9 March 2011 22:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

I didnt care for Not on the Lips, otherwise unable to help.

kind of shrill and very self-righteous (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 March 2011 22:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

off topic, but i'm working on the assumption that this thread is a honey-trap for film fans on ILX:

which raul ruiz should i see, first, availability pending? i think i have access to three crowns of a sailor. fwiw, i'd maybe be inflicting it on some others, too, so something vaguely enjoyable or interesting would be a plus.

it'd be nice to have a general film thread for general film geeking right now. i'm all full of enthusiasm for archipelago, & need to find counsel on where to go from here with eugene green films; don't know that there's a rolling arthouse thread, or whether one's worthwhile.

your LiveJournal experience (schlump), Tuesday, 15 March 2011 15:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'll let snobbier film snobs answer the above. Just wanted to say that over the weekend I saw "Mon Oncle d'Amerique" -- super amusing.

Virginia Plain, Tuesday, 15 March 2011 15:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

Don't think Three Crowns is really the one to see, sorry. Hypothesis of the Stolen Painting or On Top of the Whale maybe.

Blitzkrieg Bop Gun (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 15 March 2011 16:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

tons of his I haven't seen, but my faves from the '90s are Genealogies of a Crime, Three Lives and Only One Death, and the Proust movie.

Fuck bein' hard, Dr Morbz is complicated (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 15 March 2011 16:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah I start with "Time Regained" then " Three Lives..." Then track down "Combat D'amour en songe " (sic) which is stellar.

Winky Dinky Dawgz (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 16 March 2011 02:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

has anybody been to this Indie Screen theater on Kent Ave in W'burg? It's the only place Cold Weather is showing now.

http://www.indiescreen.us/?page_id=74

Fuck bein' hard, Dr Morbz is complicated (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 March 2011 14:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Five Japanese Divas series starts tomorrow at FF.

Phred "Psonic" Psmith (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 31 March 2011 20:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

Good series. Mother and Repastare among Naruse's best, iirc.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 31 March 2011 20:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

I know i've seen Repast, not sure abt Mother

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 31 March 2011 23:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

Might try to catch The Life of Oharu.

Ministry of Geir (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 1 April 2011 01:00 (3 years ago) Permalink

So the new FSLC screens open in June:

http://www.nytimes.com/2011/04/05/movies/film-society-of-lincoln-center-readies-art-house-complex.html

Maybe this means we won't have to wait YEARS before Film Socialisme gets shown again?

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 17:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

Life Of Oharu still amazing. Hope I can get to more in this series.

Pigmeat Arkham (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 5 April 2011 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Holy shit, this is a godsend: http://altscreen.com/

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 7 April 2011 17:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

looks good

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 April 2011 17:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

They have to add Spectacle. That little theater is showing amazing stuff. I subscribed to their feed and can barely tell when things are playing. They need a new website.

dan selzer, Thursday, 7 April 2011 17:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, totally. Though it's still unclear to me how underground that place wants to be. They seemed super hush-hush at first, but they have received a bunch of fairly high-profile mentions since then, so who knows.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 7 April 2011 17:22 (3 years ago) Permalink

I haven't been. It looks small...is it an OK place to see movies? Sometimes if a place is that small, I'm not sure if it's worth it!

dan selzer, Thursday, 7 April 2011 17:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ha, well it depends what you mean by "OK". It's very comfortable, but it's not agonizing either (a little more legroom than Film Forum, at least). It seems like a lot of the stuff they show is from torrents and run from a drive, which could be a problem, image quality-wise. Everything I've seen there has looked okay, but I've only gone a couple times. But it's cheap, and they show stuff you're not going to see projected anywhere else, which is enough for me.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 7 April 2011 17:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

Why isn't there a rolling movie thread after award season? Is this it?

cum dude (Princess TamTam), Thursday, 7 April 2011 17:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

this thread mostly covers limited-release/repertory screenings that happen in nyc

Sittin' Fran (donna rouge), Thursday, 7 April 2011 17:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

never heard of Spectacle

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 April 2011 18:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

Thank you for the explanation, donna rouge

cum dude (Princess TamTam), Thursday, 7 April 2011 18:06 (3 years ago) Permalink

very DIY/punk little venue:

http://spectacletheater.com/

showing some pretty serious stuff.

dan selzer, Thursday, 7 April 2011 18:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

very well might go there at 4:50 for The Immortal Story

your generation appalls me (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 10 April 2011 18:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://rooftopfilms.com/blog/2011/04/announcing-our-15th-annual-summer-series-lineup.html

This doc lineup is insane, includes most of my favorites of the past year (highlights: LA BOCCA DEL LUPO, FAMILY INSTINCT, EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY LIFE OF JOSE GONZALEZ, AT THE EDGE OF RUSSIA, FAKE IT SO REAL)

Have heard great things about almost all of the narratives.

maybe i'm just gay (Tape Store), Monday, 18 April 2011 22:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

havent bothered w/ all these Rudy Wurlitzer-penned films I've already seen at Anthology, but might try Glen and Randa tnite at 7.

resistance does not require a firearm (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 May 2011 18:34 (3 years ago) Permalink

A bunch of great stuff at MoMA's Cinema Tropical thing this weekend. Historias extraordinarias and Tropic of Cancer are among the best movies of the last decade imo.

C0L1N B..., Friday, 6 May 2011 20:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

http://moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1171

C0L1N B..., Friday, 6 May 2011 20:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

Is the Arbor worth seeing?

Virginia Plain, Friday, 6 May 2011 20:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Sort of -- perhaps you read my 2.5-star review!

hoping to get to Historias on Sunday, if I've finished my work.

Haynes' Mildred Pierce also at MOMI, but that aint happening.

Monday at Film Forum, these are always fun:

http://www.filmforum.org/films/vitaphone2011.html

(extra credit if you come dressed as Joe Frisco)

resistance does not require a firearm (Dr Morbius), Friday, 6 May 2011 20:20 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Arbor is good in a fussy, limited sort of way. Did anyone catch the trailer they were showing at FF? It strains hilariously to make the film look like an ultimately uplifting triumph-of-the-human-spirit kinda thing.

C0L1N B..., Friday, 6 May 2011 20:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Arbor is FANTASTIC

love you like a frat kid loves Cake (Tape Store), Friday, 6 May 2011 20:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

I missed your review, M.--you need to shamelessly promote yourself on FB more.

Can't do Mildred at MOMI either, because I am seeing Mark Rylance in Jerusalem. We need a theater snob thread.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 6 May 2011 22:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

taiwan season at the lincoln center looks good -

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/taiwan-stories-classic-and-contemporary-film-from-taiwan

edward yang popping up directing an episode of something

sensual bathtub (group: 698) (schlump), Saturday, 7 May 2011 08:56 (3 years ago) Permalink

Haynes' Superstar in W'burg on Thurs along with a Garrel/Nico film:

http://spectacletheater.com/double-feature-musical-at-spectacle

resistance does not require a firearm (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 May 2011 18:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

anyone care to vouch for The Makioka Sisters as a must-see?

resistance does not require a firearm (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 16:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ha, I was going to try to see it this weekend but didn't make it. Never seen it either.

stars on 45 my destination (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 16:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

being released on Criterion in a few weeks.

resistance does not require a firearm (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 17 May 2011 17:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

I've seen it on TV--it's sort of exactly what you would expect, but maybe it works better on the big screen. I preferred the book.

Virginia Plain, Wednesday, 18 May 2011 03:29 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Fans of Dead of Night should head over to Film Forum to see Went The Day Well?

Spirit of the Me Hive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 2 June 2011 01:48 (3 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I have to, since predictably it's the last night and I've been "busy"

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 2 June 2011 05:16 (3 years ago) Permalink

So a bunch of events, some free, to open the new Linc Ctr screens this weekend. Just got a FSLC email about the Coen Bros discussing their opening scenes (mod Noah Baumbach) Friday eve.

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Cool. Did you see that Romanian thing at the FF?

Onimosapien (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:52 (3 years ago) Permalink

long list of things I'm not going to...tonight at Spectacle two movies with soundtracks by Can that look pretty awesome.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 22:04 (3 years ago) Permalink

yes, I recommend the Romanian adultery pic highly

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 03:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

is that tuesday, after christmas?

stately, plump bunk moreland (schlump), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 08:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

yep

the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 June 2011 11:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

have a res for tomw night's "Joel & Ethan Coen in conversation with Noah Baumbach" at Linc Ctr.

already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 June 2011 01:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

Would like to go to FF in next two days to see Rejoice and Shout or La Dolce Vita restoration but don't think I can make it.

James & Bobby Quantify (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Rejoice and Shout ends w/ Obama's election, so that rules it out for me (Armond otm)

already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

I agree the Obama clip seemed out of place, most of the rest of it was good and worth seeing. I'm rather sorry it didn't do better.

MrDasher, Thursday, 16 June 2011 14:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

Tried to go last night to the last show but didn't make it.

Le Rayon Vert coming July 1.

James & Bobby Quantify (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 June 2011 17:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I just saw it at BAM, now it's coming to Film Forum.

Usually it's BAM that seems to show things after other places (maybe just my skewed perception).

MrDasher, Friday, 17 June 2011 18:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

no, that's the way

already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 18 June 2011 01:24 (3 years ago) Permalink

Film Forum is also showing Dial M for Murder in 3-D scheduled through 6/23.

MrDasher, Sunday, 19 June 2011 13:57 (3 years ago) Permalink

Skolimowski's "The Shout" tonight in Queens. Just noticed that Jim Broadbent is in this.

Virginia Plain, Friday, 24 June 2011 16:58 (3 years ago) Permalink

Saw it about a year ago, strange piece of work.

Witchfinder General is playing at 92Y tomw night (8pm, I think).

already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 June 2011 20:23 (3 years ago) Permalink

intriguing series at the anthology:
http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/37703

richard brody wrote about the eustache film after it played a few months back, sounds interesting. i think this kind of thing sometimes sounds more compelling than it actually might end up being, so at least having the chance to see it in numbers locked in a dark room gives you reason to go.

devoted to boats (schlump), Monday, 27 June 2011 12:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

& spectacle is screening Out 1, in full, over two days, if you're really at a loose end

devoted to boats (schlump), Tuesday, 28 June 2011 10:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

I have about a week left in NYC before moving away. Any haps this week? Film, non-film, music, it's-hot-wanna-enjoy-life-before-it-ends-in-a-week kinda stuff, etc?

In the Heat of the Night free in Bryant Park tonight...

You're runnin' with the (Cheetah), Monday, 18 July 2011 21:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

i'd be at the william lustig series at anthology this week, if i were you (hard-to-find '60s/'70s gritty potboilers, mostly)

jesus and mary chapin carpenter (donna rouge), Monday, 18 July 2011 21:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

Whoa, thanks. Totally badass.

You're runnin' with the (Cheetah), Monday, 18 July 2011 21:28 (3 years ago) Permalink

Yeah, those look great. Too bad I'm swamped with projects and never get out.

dan selzer, Monday, 18 July 2011 21:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

it's unfortunately ending right before i fly into nyc :/

jesus and mary chapin carpenter (donna rouge), Monday, 18 July 2011 21:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you're around tonight, Spectacle is showing two GREAT films from Jean-Pierre Gorin's USA trilogy.

C0L1N B..., Monday, 18 July 2011 22:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

wau, is it the first two? i still have routine pleasures to watch, but poto & cabengo's a must

Aa Bb Obscure Dull Blue (#000066) (schlump), Monday, 18 July 2011 22:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

You should also check Screen Slate or Alt Screen for film listings.

C0L1N B..., Monday, 18 July 2011 22:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

x-post

It's Poto and Cabengo and My Crasy Life, which is easily the weakest of the three, but definitely worth hunting down.

C0L1N B..., Monday, 18 July 2011 22:14 (3 years ago) Permalink

so Rosa von Praunheim has a new doc at Newfest called Rent Boys:

http://newfest.slated.com/2011/films/rentboys_rosavonpraunheim_newfest2011

you call it trollin' i call it steamrollin' (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 July 2011 14:40 (3 years ago) Permalink

If you've never seen it in a theater, this is a must tonight:

http://altscreen.com/07/25/2011/alt-screen-presents-will-success-spoil-rock-hunter-1957/

you call it trollin' i call it steamrollin' (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 July 2011 16:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

anything good/essential coming up this week? might try to squeeze a movie in at some point while i'm in town

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Monday, 25 July 2011 16:47 (3 years ago) Permalink

I would let Altscreen be your bible.

you call it trollin' i call it steamrollin' (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 July 2011 16:55 (3 years ago) Permalink

oh, the two Raoul Walsh pre-Code romcoms at Film Forum Tuesday night are FANTASTIC! Me and My Gal / Sailor's Luck.

Then Thursday there's Airport 1975 at the Chelsea, hosted by Hedda Lettuce.

you call it trollin' i call it steamrollin' (Dr Morbius), Monday, 25 July 2011 17:38 (3 years ago) Permalink

tonight I guess I might finally see James Whale's Waterloo Bridge at FF

you call it trollin' i call it steamrollin' (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 July 2011 14:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

and I did.

Triple bill tonight is impossible, but maybe two, incl Union Depot

satan club sandwich (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 18:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

Totally wanted to go to FF on Sunday but didn't.

Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 18:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

Union Depot is kind of funny, espesh. in terms of its gender politics. There's an implied hooker, IIRC

smells like PENGUINS (remy bean), Tuesday, 9 August 2011 19:10 (3 years ago) Permalink

Hey guys, you should go and see LITTLEROCK this week, it was made by a friend of mine.

Elderflower Gimcrax Flores (admrl), Thursday, 11 August 2011 16:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

p sure it was included in talking head, at the anthology - did anyone see/has anyone seen scorsese's italianamerican? i was always curious about it.

bruce actual springsteen (schlump), Sunday, 14 August 2011 22:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

yes, his parents are marvelously entertaining in it.

satan club sandwich (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 August 2011 00:54 (3 years ago) Permalink

i oughtta see.
i think i am maybs in NY around the time of the film festival at the start of october; hope to coincide with something exciting. i always fuck up at festivals by seeing things that are just out, two months later, rather than never to be screened again.

bruce actual springsteen (schlump), Monday, 15 August 2011 10:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

The NYFF shows less 'never to be screened again' stuff every year, cept for the sidebars. I mean, they're showing the restored 1959 Ben-Hur this year!

satan club sandwich (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 August 2011 14:01 (3 years ago) Permalink

i mean: i have never seen ben-hur, but i see your point. i sorta remember that period as being triply loaded in ny anyway, w/CMJ & the new yorker fest, so maybe it'll slide (or maybe i'll catch the ides of march, which i guess is playing.

bruce actual springsteen (schlump), Monday, 15 August 2011 14:27 (3 years ago) Permalink

Anyone know this noir playing at BAM tonight, The Locket, with Laraine Day and Robert Mitchum?

satan club sandwich (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 August 2011 14:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

All day Buster Keaton Labor Day at FF.

Hipster Shake Boogie (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 1 September 2011 16:53 (3 years ago) Permalink

at Cinema Village, i will try to see their two 4-hour assathons, Mysteries of Lisbon and this Japanese film Love Exposure...

http://blogs.indiewire.com/theplaylist/archives/2011/08/31/review_love_exposure_is_four_hours_of_madhouse_kink/

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 September 2011 21:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

Mysteries of Lisbon is totally engrossing, though, and it has an interval!

Pizzataco Five (admrl), Thursday, 1 September 2011 21:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure it will zip by faster than Tron.

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 September 2011 21:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

I couldn't tell you, I didn't see Tron. I can tell you that Mysteries of Lisbon has some exquisitely beautiful camera moves, too.

Pizzataco Five (admrl), Thursday, 1 September 2011 21:30 (3 years ago) Permalink

Ra(o)ul Ruiz 4Evah

Vendo Caramelos A Veces Sin Dinero (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 2 September 2011 03:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

This film is great, guys:

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/the-autobiography-of-nicolae-ceausescu

Pizzataco Five (admrl), Friday, 9 September 2011 21:08 (3 years ago) Permalink

ah yeah, dying to see that. in a cinema. because it's zipped around for a few years iirc & it will never screen here but it sounded interesting & novel.

and my soul said you can't go there (schlump), Friday, 9 September 2011 22:44 (3 years ago) Permalink

4 weeks pass...

prob somewhere better to post this, but is anyone catching margaret? surprised how enthusiastic the write ups have been

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/movies/2011/10/margaret-from-new-york-to-the-pacific.html

honest weights, square dealings (schlump), Friday, 7 October 2011 21:51 (3 years ago) Permalink

Have the other reviews been as positive? Brody finds something to get that frothy about at least once a week.

C0L1N B..., Sunday, 9 October 2011 06:13 (3 years ago) Permalink

still at Sunshine, will go if there's time.

Keith loved it, but he loved Step Up to the Streets 2:

http://newyork.timeout.com/arts-culture/film/2002495/review-margaret

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 9 October 2011 07:11 (3 years ago) Permalink

lots of raves on twitter. Glenn Kenny liked it.

Rory's new misogynist car (Gukbe), Sunday, 9 October 2011 07:19 (3 years ago) Permalink

OK, it's got great stuff in it. Particularly Anna Paquin & Jeannie Berlin.

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 October 2011 02:02 (3 years ago) Permalink

i went to nitehawk recently and was really impressed with the quality of the screen and seating, plus the food i had beforehand was pretty good. i think it's my top choice for watching movies now.

kaygee, Wednesday, 12 October 2011 02:05 (3 years ago) Permalink

It's the MoMA preservation fest, with a 1968 Joe Dante 4-1/2-hr montage whatzit, and the amazing Corman-Shatner racial melodrama The Intruder:

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1210

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 13 October 2011 16:50 (3 years ago) Permalink

holy shit that series looks great

theosophy b. hawkins (donna rouge), Thursday, 13 October 2011 17:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

^^
man how is jean rouch's stuff so hard to see, every film of his i read about always sounds awesome

interspecies smalltalk (schlump), Thursday, 13 October 2011 21:26 (3 years ago) Permalink

too much to do in NY a week from Sat: Soviet 1947 3D (see above), one ilxor playing a gig, another DJing...

incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 October 2011 01:32 (3 years ago) Permalink

The Heartbreak Kid at Lincoln Ctr, followed by Q&A w/ Charles Grodin & Jeannie Berlin!

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/the-heartbreak-kid

Part of their Jew Wave retro!

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Monday, 24 October 2011 20:25 (3 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

idk if you all already saw this, but edward yang retro at the lincoln center, w/a run for ABSD

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/a-rational-mind-the-films-of-edward-yang

Abattoir Educator / Slaughterman (schlump), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 19:35 (3 years ago) Permalink

:O

vitameatawalloginavegamin (donna rouge), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 19:39 (3 years ago) Permalink

i am in town until the morning it starts/goddammit
i would totally get around to catching a brighter summer's day if it was running for a whole week, so annoyed

Abattoir Educator / Slaughterman (schlump), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 19:41 (3 years ago) Permalink

OTOH, the week's run means it is now eligible for 2011 lists/polls, so there's another 4 hours outta my life

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 19:46 (3 years ago) Permalink

though catching it is probably a good opportunity to sit in the dark and meditate on your list choices

Abattoir Educator / Slaughterman (schlump), Wednesday, 9 November 2011 19:49 (3 years ago) Permalink

ya! saw that yesterday when i was at LC for California Split. what's worth seeing besides summer's day and yi yi (which i might skip since i just re-watched it recently)?

/\/K/\/\, Wednesday, 9 November 2011 20:03 (3 years ago) Permalink

I saw several of these in the '90s, so damned if I remember. A Confucian Confusion, maybe.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 November 2011 15:59 (3 years ago) Permalink

I'll be out of town for Lupino Lane:(

http://www.silentclowns.com/nowshowing.html

Should make it back for An Evening With Superstar Mario Montez

http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2011/11/13/detail/an-evening-with-superstar-mario-montez

Gonna try and catch "The Bride Wore Black" tonight.

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:12 (3 years ago) Permalink

"The Bride Wore Black" is not that good.

Might try to catch Mario M at MoMA, easier to get to, but I'm drowning in film catchup as always.

I've seen more Lupino Lane than anyone under 85 should have.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:15 (3 years ago) Permalink

ewwww, film ketchup

GREENS (the putting kind) (donna rouge), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:17 (3 years ago) Permalink

Were I in NYC and feeling bold I might attempt the superfecta of Yang films on Saturday. Alas.

GREENS (the putting kind) (donna rouge), Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:18 (3 years ago) Permalink

Really? Should I go to the Diego Rivera preview at MOMA, instead?

I saw Charlie Chase last Saturday.

Virginia Plain, Thursday, 10 November 2011 16:21 (3 years ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

Cool, thanks.

Miss Piggy and Frodo in Hull (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 3 January 2012 14:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone seen Ken Jacobs' Seeking the Monkey King?

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=01&year=2012#showing-38437

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 7 January 2012 02:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

now I have.

2 rare Bressons Tuesday night at FF.

Dr Morbois de Bologne (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 January 2012 04:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

Would like to see some of the Bressons on the weekend but who knows. Also want to see Once Upon a Time in Anatolia and A Separation.

TEH PNINFOX aka the veen driver (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Jones-Rosenbaum article on Godard alluded to that obscure Bresson.

lumber up, limbaugh down (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 11 January 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

Bir Zamanlar Anadolu'da was good. j "That Jackass" Hoberman otm

TEH PNINFOX aka the veen driver (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 12 January 2012 14:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

All Watched Over By Machines of Loving Grace is wonky and unwieldy but I still liked it.

Role Models is solid but I'd like to read the explanation for its inclusion.

encarta it (Gukbe), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

cuz Wain has a newer film due they couldn't get?

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

No, they're showing the new one too

Godzilla vs. Rodan Rodannadanna (The Yellow Kid), Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

ok, a 2fer

bought my Satantago ticket for Sunday; when i get out it will be BASEBALL SEASON

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 04:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Don't hold your breath

POLL Removal Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 1 February 2012 04:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess I should just ask KJB what the best underssen Wellmans are!

http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/wellman

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 2 February 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

J Hobrerman?

Cane it for the original white tees (admrl), Thursday, 2 February 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Hoberman, even

Cane it for the original white tees (admrl), Thursday, 2 February 2012 20:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

Shame that FF isn't showing OTHER MEN'S WOMEN. Those Forbidden Hollywood DVDs that have the pre-code Wellmans are pretty crummy.

C0L1N B..., Thursday, 2 February 2012 23:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

It's George Kuchar weekend

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/38584

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

helluva weekend btwn those programs, robert nelson, 'my hustler' and james whitney!

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

also whoa @ that wooster group series

Prince Rebus (donna rouge), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Folks,

I'll be in NYC during March 23 - 25th (Pop Conference time)... is anything good playing? I'm not v. interested in the Sara Driver retrospect.

"renegade" gnome (remy bean), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

j0e, there is also a Raquel Welch retro at W.Reade w/ Raq doing several Q&As. :o

remy, I think it's too early to know. French showcase is early March:

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/rendez-vous-with-french-cinema-2012

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 17:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

oh, there's this in late March; my friend is co-curating a series of European silent comedy shorts from 1908-14!

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1253

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 18:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Program 3: Mass Destruction looks promising...

"renegade" gnome (remy bean), Wednesday, 8 February 2012 21:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

http://spectacletheater.com/middletown-thin-slices-of-america

would be psyched to catch some/all of middletown in a couple of weeks. i've only seen seventeen, which is a must.

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 00:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

I don't remember ever reading about those films.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 01:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

there's a long article somewhere that coincided with the dvd rerelease last year; iirc tape store is a big fan. seventeen's just terrific; i just saw 45365, which has that flickering-portrait-of-a-town-through-vignettes thing going, & even though seventeen's focus is ostensibly school, teenagers, &c, it has the same effect, it somehow catches way more than it films, & is like the ur-text of high school ups and downs, like a verite take on one of the weird fast times/dazed & confused things (i can sorta feel this comparison alienating you but really it's good). i like it a bunch anyway. i don't know so much about the other eps.

quick brown fox triangle (schlump), Tuesday, 14 February 2012 01:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seventeen is a thousand times better than the others. They're probably worth seeing -- the Leacock in particular -- but mostly because they give a sense of how deeply ingrained and unthinking that kinda modified direct cinema approach had become by the early 80s (there's a great, vicious Bill Nichols piece about this). The whole project doesn't add up to much.

C0L1N B..., Tuesday, 14 February 2012 01:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Lucian Pintilie retro @ MoMA -- I loved The Oak 20 years ago. Who's seen others?

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1251

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 March 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Not me.

Averroes's Search Engine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 1 March 2012 18:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

I really don't think I'll have time to see any of the DCPs of the classics at Film Forum -- I bet Strangelove is sold out already.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 March 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

who go to Zulawski films @ BAM? The plot summaries are exhausting.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 15:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm going to try to catch a zuul or two.
i think i'd be more excited about dcp if more of the selections weren't things you can catch at ifc around the corner every weekend midnight, yknow? (did 5 easy pieces though)

also, hi, im snack.

snack, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 16:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't know IFC was showing those films digitally yet... tho apparently we may never see 35mm prints of any of them again. Tragic.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 16:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I doubt I will end up seeing any of them. The one scheduled for today is probably the most appealing to me but I don't feel like going.
BAM is showing Shoah on March 25th. The director will be there. It is one screening, with breaks. I can't make it. Now I am thinking of just getting it on DVD. Apparently it's available as an import from South Korea.

MrDasher, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 16:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

you might check if any NYC stores will rent you OOP Shoah discs.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Do you have any suggestions as to where?
On the one hand, I don't know that it is something I would want to watch repeatedly, so renting might be a better way to go.
On the other, I guess I like the idea of having it so I could just watch when I find the time and the correct mood, rather than being "forced" to watch in an alloted time period.

MrDasher, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 16:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, I saw it in two big chunks at the Cinema Studio theater in the late '80s, so no sympathy there. :)

These guys have a lotta stuff:

http://worldofvideonewyork.com/

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 March 2012 16:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

Thanks for the link, I will check it out.

MrDasher, Wednesday, 7 March 2012 16:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

BAMs march calendar is p great, i would go to a lot of stuff if i lived here, including Q&A sesh w/ james gray @ the end of the month

johnny crunch, Thursday, 8 March 2012 03:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

goin to anythg else this week?

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 March 2012 03:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

i wish i could! today was really it, unless i find something worth hitting during the afternoon tmrow or fri

johnny crunch, Thursday, 8 March 2012 03:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

maybe will do 'the oak' @ moma @ 4 tomorrow

johnny crunch, Thursday, 8 March 2012 04:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't realize we were having concurrent zulawski retros (going to a later-than-i'd-like screening of 'possession' tonight)

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 8 March 2012 04:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

Our retro has better weather

Luomas (admrl), Thursday, 8 March 2012 16:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

I guess the Stalker screening/panel (Walter Murch, Francine Prose, Phillip Lopate and Zona author Geoff Dyer) at the New School Saturday eve should go here too

http://nyihumanities.org/event/tarkovsky-interruptus

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 March 2012 16:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wow.

Challoperator's Manual (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 March 2012 16:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

4pm showing of oak @ moma - brought down 2 the theater in the elevator w/ abt 30 whiney sr citizen nyc film/art snobs - this better be good

johnny crunch, Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

they must be cranky cuz this conflicts w/ dinner

johnny crunch, Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I saw it again the other night and yeah, the renovation trip makes it feel very EXCLUSIVE.

Try not to sit near anybody.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

the disgusting savage to my left just took his shoes off

johnny crunch, Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

haha, good, your'e getting the quintessential MoMA experience. Now hope he takes out a bag of plums and his dentures.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 8 March 2012 20:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

wait, whiney is a film snob?

Challoperator's Manual (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 8 March 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

at the risk of making this the "all purpose bicoastal ilx film snob thread" apparently LA is also getting the queer/art/film series here too? john cameron mitchell intro'ing 'zero de conduite' later this month

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

reallY? Where is that?

Luomas (admrl), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

cinefamily as well

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

jeeez. Maybe I should finally join Cinefamily. Going to any more Zulawski this w/e? Do we need an LA film snob thread?

Luomas (admrl), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

i definitely plan on going to 'on the silver globe' on sunday and possibly 'third part of the night' tomorrow (my friend in nyc who's seen 'em highly recommends both), probably will catch a few others as well

althea and (donna rouge), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

I want to go to those too, but they will be last-minute calls, provided they don't sell out

Luomas (admrl), Thursday, 8 March 2012 22:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

well, I saw Pintilie's Reenactment tonight, a pretty hardcore political allegory of 1968 Romania... except for the first 12 minutes, thx to MoMA's idiotic tendency to seat people in the standby line after the film has begun. Fortunately it's all on YT:

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 March 2012 04:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

hm interesting, i liked 'the oak' a lot btw

johnny crunch, Sunday, 11 March 2012 06:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

amazing, wasn't it... i'd forgotten nearly all of it since '92

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 March 2012 14:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

caught possession at bam yesterday. hard to have thoughts on this one, other that i couldn't help wishing i was watching ghostbusters the whole time.

snack, Sunday, 11 March 2012 14:20 (2 years ago) Permalink

otm, irrespective of what film you are talking about

john-claude van donne (schlump), Sunday, 11 March 2012 14:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

skipped Possession, I guess cuz I never liked Ghostbusters (that one time I saw it 28 years ago).

anyone seen Attenberg?

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

Yes, I've seen it. It is...of interest.

Luomas (admrl), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is the Terrence Davies retrospective on at BAM?

Luomas (admrl), Monday, 12 March 2012 20:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

next week.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 March 2012 21:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

you should go

Luomas (admrl), Monday, 12 March 2012 21:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, I've never seen the Trilogy or Distant Voices..., probly will

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 March 2012 21:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

If you've never seen Distant Voices Still Lives, you are in for a treat

Luomas (admrl), Monday, 12 March 2012 21:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

Haven't seen Attenberg but I worked a little bit on and can briefly be seen in her prior feature.

Everything You POLL Is RONG (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 12 March 2012 21:53 (2 years ago) Permalink

awwww <3

Luomas (admrl), Monday, 12 March 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

wow, I didn't know Attenberg dir had NYU/UT connex, or was in Slacker.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

menkes tonight. maybe.

snack, Tuesday, 13 March 2012 19:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

Liked Queen of Diamonds

My friend's latest co-curated MoMA series: DUTCH silent-comedy shorts!

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1253

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

LA correspondent reporting:

impending bela tarr retro at cinefamily, via twitter (can't even fathom sitting seven hours in those seats tho, ugh)

and speaking of dutch shorts, friend of mine helped arrange a screening of '70s dutch A-G films at EPFC later this month: https://www.facebook.com/#!/events/410599338955441/

(if i made a separate LA film snob thread would anyone post on it besides me and admrl? there's been some great stuff here lately!)

althea and (donna rouge), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

Screw it, let's take this thread.

Jon Jost also here (LA) this weekend, I'm hoping to make some of the shows. Donna, we surely have some friends in common...

hbo with a shotgun (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:46 (2 years ago) Permalink

Those Dutch shorts look great, I know Franz Zwartjes but the rest are an intriguing mystery

hbo with a shotgun (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Also you guys can report back on the Menkes. I've seen Phantom Love and Bloody Child, but nothing else.

hbo with a shotgun (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

i bought a ticket for the saturday jost thing

i missed the whole menkes series :/

do you know m4rcy?

althea and (donna rouge), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've never met her but I know who she is, know her ex and am good friends with one of her co-workers.

I'll probably be at Angel City, too haha

hbo with a shotgun (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:50 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, i know some of the "film scene" here through her and m4rk i guess

althea and (donna rouge), Friday, 16 March 2012 19:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

I've come to like our "film scene"! There's a lot of good people, it's exciting, etc. Things are happening. I don't really know any other similar scenes so I can't really make comparisons, but it seems healthy, diverse

hbo with a shotgun (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emailing u

hbo with a shotgun (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

so do we need to change ttitle to "bicoastal"?

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

that might be nice, you know? But I am only kidding, we should honor your thread if you want to keep it that way. I try to have one eye on NYC and see what you guys are being treated to. Seems like we have a lot of parallel programs (Zulawski, Menkes, etc) right now.

hbo with a shotgun (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

also dr, I finally succumbed & got BAM Cinematek membership, so put curatorial staff on notice. ;)

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:16 (2 years ago) Permalink

but do you guys have a giant rock????

hbo with a shotgun (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

Message from Original Poster: yes LA film snobs are of course welcome to use this thread, no need to change title. Eric is welcome too.

Everything You POLL Is RONG (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

isn't LACMA the place I read about in the Thom Andersen FC article, where the admin/donors now force them to do staged readings of Reservoir Dogs instead of showing international retros?

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Eric now cops to hating movies, he is purged.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sounds about right

xp

hbo with a shotgun (admrl), Friday, 16 March 2012 20:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

it really is a shame that LACMA's film screenings are so lackluster now, the theater itself is terrific

lol i missed the giant rock en route

althea and (donna rouge), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm having trouble watching movies myself these days but I did manage to see This Is Not a Film

Everything You POLL Is RONG (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 16 March 2012 21:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

T Davies essentials the next 2 nights at BAM (trilogy & DV,SL)

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

anybody been to ND/NF this year? just bought a ticket for Las Acacias at MoMA at 4pm.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I usually go on opening night but couldn't get over there this year

Radio Boradman (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 24 March 2012 16:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

screening of Wild in the Streets on Tuesday @ The Kitchen, followed by panel w/ Greil Marcus:

http://thenewinquiry.com/features/11242/

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 25 March 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Sara Driver, yay or nay? (Anthology)

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Monday, 26 March 2012 21:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

^ was rather nonplussed bySleepwalk...

looking fwd to Walter Hill's Hard Times at BAM tomw tho

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 March 2012 16:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

isn't there a website that aggregates all nyc film screenings for a particular day? damned if i can find the link, would like to have it as a ref for when i'm there next week

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

all the "alt" screenings yeah! let me know what you like....

http://altscreen.com/

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:33 (2 years ago) Permalink

thanks! may try to squeeze a screening in on monday or tuesday if something looks good

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Tuesday, 3 April 2012 18:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

can't make that but i've seen about half of them already now

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 17:54 (2 years ago) Permalink

wd like to see LAPI again

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 17:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

hope one of you new yorkers sees the markopouloseses at anthology tonight

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

those hadn't dented my brain, not sure I can.

Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 4 April 2012 19:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

The other Biennial screenings look good too:
http://whitney.org/FilmAndVideo

og (admrl), Thursday, 5 April 2012 21:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

Philip Kaufman mini-retro at MoMA... I will try for The Great Northfield Minnesota Raid, and Henry & June:

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1263

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 April 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

been at this year's orphan film symposium the past few days - some highlights so far:

- crazy german cola ads from the 70s (some of which featured donna summer)
- a panel all about motherhood and the family, inc. educational films about lamaze from france and the USSR
- evangelical puppet film about the birth of jesus/the end of the world directed by frank tashlin (!!!)
- a great short film i'd seen before about a black maid daydreaming about exacting fatal revenge on her pervy white employer, set to nina simone's 'pirate jenny'

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Saturday, 14 April 2012 07:44 (2 years ago) Permalink

whoa who made that last one?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 14 April 2012 08:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

christ, cinefamily needs to get someone to write better program copy. "the aching beauty of bela tarr"? "bone-chillingly stark beauty"? barf.

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

also 9:45 is awfully late to be starting a screening of 'werckmeister' but i have never seen it so

y'tulip, y'pea-brained earwig (donna rouge), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

those are two completely different medical manifestations of beauty. xp

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

should I go see Bresson's first feature tonight or finish my tax returns?

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

Emancipate yourself.

i just believe in memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 16 April 2012 19:06 (2 years ago) Permalink

I didn't.

Tribeca tix went on sale yesterday to 'everybody,' and I alreday have to get in the rush line for this:

http://www.tribecafilm.com/filmguide/keep_the_lights_on-film42806.html

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 18 April 2012 17:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

bresson retro starts next week at the aero in santa monica which means i will likely not be going to any of them

madame boo berry (donna rouge), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:39 (2 years ago) Permalink

I have to see Le Femme Douce on Sunday @ BAM

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 May 2012 19:42 (2 years ago) Permalink

also beginning Friday around town, Rooftop Films:

http://rooftopfilms.com/blog/2012/05/check-out-our-2012-summer-series-schedule.html

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 16:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

celine and julie take the skinheads boating

― Cut Creator Has A Master Plan (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, June 4, 2011 11:44 AM (11 months ago)

Two more days

Fule Runnings (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'd rather spend 3-1/2 hrs w/ Camper Van Beethoven

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 May 2012 18:27 (2 years ago) Permalink

Last day. Do not screen if you hate fun

Fule Runnings (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 10 May 2012 13:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

"I'm going to the movies!"

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 10 May 2012 14:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

Returning by popular demand in a week.

The Unbassful Serpent (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 13 May 2012 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

might check out design for living tonight so Ernst can enter the directors-i've-seen-10+ films-by club (a club that is shamefully small now that i think about it)

snack, Sunday, 13 May 2012 22:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

Tonight at IFC Center, the pansexual horror soft-porn comedy classic Thundercrack!

http://www.ifccenter.com/films/thundercrack/

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2012 11:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

jealz

caught about half of a six-hour experimental film marathon last week, nothing i'd seen before (highlights off the top of my head: daina krumins, les blank, susan mogul)

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Monday, 21 May 2012 14:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

fassbinder retro at the egyptian/american, nothing that isn't on dvd iirc and no "13 moons" sadly but i still haven't seen half of these:

http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/cruelly-madly-deeply-the-films-of-rainer-werner-fassbinder

yorba linda carlisle (donna rouge), Friday, 25 May 2012 23:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

btw I forgot that most of the Thundercrack! sex is, um, hardcore

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 26 May 2012 04:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

perks for donations:

http://www.indiegogo.com/vfb

World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 5 June 2012 15:34 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

Aldrich's great Ulzana's Raid @ Anthology tomw night

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=06&year=2012#showing-39290

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 19 June 2012 21:58 (2 years ago) Permalink

paging dr morbius:
http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=4395
saeed-vafa sounds v interesting from what i've heard of her. wrote the kiarostami book w/jon rosenbaum.

blossom smulch (schlump), Saturday, 23 June 2012 10:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

I know about this

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 23 June 2012 14:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

just checkin

blossom smulch (schlump), Saturday, 23 June 2012 14:48 (2 years ago) Permalink

anyone in nyc catch the reis/cordeiro series at AFA? think i'm gonna hit up 'tras-os-montes' tonight

radical ferry (donna rouge), Friday, 6 July 2012 16:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

I'm sure most of you know about the retros of the two G Kellys, but there's also Robert Siodmak on Thursdays at Film Forum:

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/07/08/movies/robert-siodmak-retrospective-at-film-forum.html?_r=1

http://www.filmforum.com/movies/more/universal_100

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 July 2012 18:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

^only took me an hour to get in at 10pm on Saturday!

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 15 July 2012 19:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

from the nyer article abt that, i loved that some fairfield cty hedge fund mgr bought a copy & is using it as a screensaver

johnny crunch, Sunday, 15 July 2012 19:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

Criss Cross & The Killers tonight at FF. Don't think I will make it though.

My Elusive Memes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 19 July 2012 20:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

going to K Kurosawa's Cure at Japan Society tonight!

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 21 July 2012 19:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

How was it?

Fritz Lang's Scarlet Street at FF tonight.

Sig Sig Ruman (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 22 July 2012 21:43 (2 years ago) Permalink

But don't think I will make it to Manhattan tonight.

Sig Sig Ruman (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 22 July 2012 22:14 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was as creepy and top-shelf as last time.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 22 July 2012 23:00 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is this still the all-puprose film snob thread?

http://www.slantmagazine.com/film/feature/interview-carlos-reygadas/316

gygax! II: pornograffitti (admrl), Wednesday, 25 July 2012 22:49 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anthology with a Secret Cinema program tom'w night:

PROGRAM 1: TOTALLY WIRED: THE FILMS OF BELL TELEPHONE
A program of short films from one of the major motion picture producers of the 20th century – the phone company! As the largest corporation in the world, Bell had unlimited resources, producing corporate films more skillfully and more entertainingly than most companies could. We will show an assortment of rare Bell sales films, in-house training films, commercials and public relations films, all on 16mm. As they depict the various missions and agendas of one business throughout the years, the movies also provide a revealing look at mid-century America in general.

Just a few of the highlights will be:
TELEPHONE HIGHLIGHTS (1947); WHAT’S IN A NAME? (1950S); DIAL “O” FOR OPERATOR (1965); INVISIBLE DIPLOMATS (1965); OPERATOR (1969); PICTURE PHONE (1970); and more!

PROGRAM 2: CREEPY PUPPET FILMS
Puppetry is an age-old art-form that has charmed and delighted both children and adults for countless generations. And puppets have been a source of inspiration to filmmakers almost since the movies began. So why do puppets become so…creepy when filmed and projected on a giant screen? The Secret Cinema will attempt to answer that question – or at least show our favorite examples of this peculiar genre of cinema. Using assorted educational and entertainment shorts from past decades, we’ll show films using hand puppets, marionettes, and stop-motion animated figures and claymation. Some were made by great masters of special effects like George Pal and Ray Harryhausen. Others were made by nameless hacks for forgotten educational film mills. Yet, they are all creepy.

A few highlights include:
HANSEL AND GRETEL (1951, dir. Ray Harryhausen); PHILLIPS CAVALCADE (1942, George Pal); MAKING CHANGE (1970s, Unknown); GUMBY: HOT ROD GRANNY (1957, Art Clokey); PIRRO AND THE SCALE (1948, Alvin J. Gordon); and much more!

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've seen some of those bell films before. nell cox directed 'operator' (who's mostly done tv work, eg M*A*S*H)

moesha my reflection (donna rouge), Thursday, 26 July 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

should i come back in from Brooklyn at 9:35 for COBRA WOMAN??

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 August 2012 21:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

didn't.

would like to get a party together for Son of Paleface:

http://www.bam.org/film/2012/american-gagsters-great-comedy-teams

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 August 2012 19:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

Didn't get to COBRA WOMAN either. Nor Spanish DRACULA

Zing Can Really Hang You Up the Most (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 11 August 2012 00:31 (2 years ago) Permalink

who's for Bob & Jane @ BAM, 9:15?

http://www.bam.org/film/2012/son-of-paleface

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 August 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

that's BOB. HOPE. JANE. RUSSELL. FRANK. TASHLIN.

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 August 2012 21:03 (2 years ago) Permalink

i would, but

half-worm inchworm tapeworm (donna rouge), Friday, 24 August 2012 21:09 (2 years ago) Permalink

I think Pialat's Police is hard to see, I'd pounce if I wuz you

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/15760

Pangborn to be Wilde (Dr Morbius), Monday, 27 August 2012 14:10 (2 years ago) Permalink

coming out on R1 blu ray soon iirc

johnny crunch, Monday, 27 August 2012 15:57 (2 years ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

If I didn't have plans I wd go to MoMA's Sarris tribute, w/some doc footage and a Max Ophuls masterpiece.

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/16150

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 19 September 2012 19:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i'm in town for a couple of days at the end of the month, so just started looking around to see if i could squeeze in a screening somewhere, & was thrilled to find there's a kidlat tahimik programme at the anthology, w/director in person. would zealously recommend perfumed nightmare to anyone who hasn't seen it, & will probably end up at that or turumba on the saturday.

unprotectable tweetz (schlump), Tuesday, 2 October 2012 04:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

buncha quality choices tonight, incl Nothing But a Man w/ Q&A at NYFF sidebar, a Jerry Lewis thing at NYPL Perf Arts, and this at Anthology:

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/calendar?view=list&month=10&year=2012#showing-39851

I will probly wind up at Glen and Randa / La Jetee @ BAM if I can stay awake.

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 October 2012 14:36 (2 years ago) Permalink

and Hoberman curates this year's To Save and Project at MoMA... my God... how am I going to take my medicine AND live there?

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1325

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 October 2012 17:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've seen 'call her savage', fairly racist but the gay bar scene is funny

wow @ farrokhzad/seidl/makavejev bill

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Thursday, 4 October 2012 19:24 (2 years ago) Permalink

and uh, Watergate figure Dwight Chapin presents his home movies of the Nixon White House?

kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 4 October 2012 19:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

hah i stopped scrolling before that (possibly out of jealousy) but wow

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Thursday, 4 October 2012 19:30 (2 years ago) Permalink

is anyone going to hear kiarostami talk tomorrow? wish-i-was-there, http://www.filmlinc.com/nyff2012/films/hbo-directors-dialogue-abbas-kiarostami

unprotectable tweetz (schlump), Friday, 5 October 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

more on the Project fest, hoping that Demy Lola print will get a full tour:

http://www.fandor.com/blog/daily-to-save-and-project-2012

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Friday, 12 October 2012 16:19 (2 years ago) Permalink

AFI fest coming up, angelenos

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Friday, 12 October 2012 16:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Anouk Aimee at MoMA this afternoon introducing, um, Justine.

Cosmic Fopp (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 13 October 2012 16:51 (2 years ago) Permalink

and De Niro tonight introducing the latest elongation of Once Upon a Time in America. (My back can't take 4 hours of sitting right now.)

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 13 October 2012 17:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

So I heard. (So I also heard. Sorry about that)

Cosmic Fopp (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 13 October 2012 18:29 (2 years ago) Permalink

Pretty good. Hoberman was there too.

Cosmic Fopp (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 13 October 2012 22:59 (2 years ago) Permalink

Wonder what M. White would've thought?

Cosmic Fopp (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 14 October 2012 01:40 (2 years ago) Permalink

Is it worth seeing Harold Lloyd in "Dr. Jack" Monday night at Film Forum? If so, would anyone like to go?

Virginia Plain, Monday, 15 October 2012 03:15 (2 years ago) Permalink

seen it, it's good. I'll be resting.

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

saw Creature from the Black Lagoon in 3D at Fim Forum and it was rad

Mary Ty$ Band (Whiney G. Weingarten), Monday, 15 October 2012 05:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

no idea how i'll feel tomw night, but Genghis Khan at MoMA looks promising:

http://www.philstar.com/Article.aspx?articleId=855997&publicationSubCategoryId=70

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 19:12 (2 years ago) Permalink

any thoughts on this lineup?:

http://www.afi.com/afifest/pdf/AFI_FEST_2012_Quick_Guide.pdf

reading that the carax was well-liked at NYFF but i saw a short film that he made with that denis lavant character and thought it was terrible. i've heard good things about 'post tenebras lux' also.

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

if you're talking about his segment in Tokyo!, then that character is only in one scene. Heard it's great though.

Legendary General Cypher Raige (Gukbe), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

Carax can try one's patience enormously, but I liked Pola X, so wd try this. He makes a film every dozen years or so now, pace Kubrick.

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:04 (2 years ago) Permalink

yeah, that's what i was thinking of. also it conflicts with the memphis 3 doc. hmmm

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:05 (2 years ago) Permalink

spose i wouldve taken a flyer on Tabu and Leviathan if i hadnt missed the whole NYFF.

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:08 (2 years ago) Permalink

i've heard good things about 'post tenebras lux' also.

so awesome donna, go

*buffs lens* (schlump), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

that festival has a lot of good stuff playing, btw. i didn't know anything about the film w/leila hatami but it sounds interesting.

*buffs lens* (schlump), Tuesday, 16 October 2012 21:28 (2 years ago) Permalink

etc has mentioned Pierre Etaix before, I will try to get to at least a couple things at the retro.

http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/pierre_etaix#nowplaying

cancer, kizz my hairy irish azz (Dr Morbius), Friday, 19 October 2012 14:37 (2 years ago) Permalink

10th anniv screening of a great doc on Monday night:

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/love-diane

crazy uncle in the attic (Dr Morbius), Monday, 22 October 2012 03:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Went to see the Etaix last night. Pretty good. He looks like a combination of Keaton and the Italian Totò.

Cosmic Fopp (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 26 October 2012 15:01 (2 years ago) Permalink

It was pretty good, like his version of Three on a Couch (more good gags tho).

crazy uncle in the attic (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 October 2012 15:07 (2 years ago) Permalink

got into the spillover theater for 'hitchcock' last night at AFI fest, and i have tickets to 9 more screenings between now and wednesday. gotta stock up on visine and snacks...

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Friday, 2 November 2012 23:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

so was Alma Reville the secret genius of Psycho?

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Friday, 2 November 2012 23:56 (2 years ago) Permalink

not so much the genius as the bulwark. it's kinda lightweight and i'm not crazy about certain casting choices but it's fun and, thankfully, funny

caught 'post tenebras lux' tonight...like apichatpong w. doing 'tree of life' or something. bizarre and beautiful and i didn't totally understand it but i want to see it again!

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Saturday, 3 November 2012 06:11 (2 years ago) Permalink

MoMA's showing Tenebras and a lotta other acclaimed stuff on their annual Contenders series:

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1326

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 3 November 2012 14:17 (2 years ago) Permalink

hey guys, has LEVIATHAN played in nyc yet? because if it hasn't yet and it does soon, you MUST MUST MUST see it, on the big screen

maybe the best film i've seen all year, really incredible

these wilburys taste like wilburys (donna rouge), Monday, 5 November 2012 07:55 (2 years ago) Permalink

just at the NYFF

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 November 2012 12:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

caught 'post tenebras lux' tonight...like apichatpong w. doing 'tree of life' or something. bizarre and beautiful and i didn't totally understand it but i want to see it again!

ha yesss i thought it was kinda like lucretia martel doing tree of life or something; just at least someone w/more of a concrete humanism than malick, maybe. loved this film so much.

spoiler:

neil young

absurdly pro-D (schlump), Monday, 5 November 2012 15:13 (2 years ago) Permalink

this Bill Morrison thing at BAM somehow flew over my head, i shd go

http://www.bam.org/film/2012/the-shooting-gallery

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 7 November 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

^didn't

Might try to make Mirage at MoMA tomw

http://www.chicagoreader.com/chicago/mirage/Film?oid=1067283

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 November 2012 01:22 (2 years ago) Permalink

Seeing all of these 1912 movies this weekend:

http://www.movingimage.us/films/2012/11/10/detail/making-movies-in-new-york-1912/

I want to try one more time to read "Hollywood on the Hudson." Had to return it to nypl...thinking of getting my very own copy.

Virginia Plain, Sunday, 11 November 2012 16:21 (2 years ago) Permalink

Envious.

What Kind Of EOY POLL Do You Look Like Now? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 11 November 2012 17:38 (2 years ago) Permalink

forgot about all that, but ive seen a few of those shorts.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 November 2012 23:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

Brooklyn on the upswing

(frankly, I don't need to watch movies in a bar)

http://www.indiewire.com/article/why-brooklyn-is-suddenly-new-yorks-best-moviegoing-borough

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Monday, 12 November 2012 16:18 (2 years ago) Permalink

just discovered this annual fest starts tom'w -- in Gowanus....!

http://mixnyc.org/mix/

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 01:25 (2 years ago) Permalink

i knew about it because, if you're a fan of them on FB, they send you a separate invite to EACH SCREENING

GAY HIPSTER BATMAN ON HIS WAY TO A CIRCUIT PARTY (donna rouge), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 01:47 (2 years ago) Permalink

I haven't been to nitehawk or rerun or indiescreen but really take movie watching to seriously to want to desk with waiter service.

In other news started getting the daily Screen Slate emails. Great resource.

dan selzer, Tuesday, 13 November 2012 02:02 (2 years ago) Permalink

the Altscreen blog has been down for a week, wish I could take credit after their calendar said O B A M A last Tuesday.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 13 November 2012 03:23 (2 years ago) Permalink

so stoked.

乒乓, Monday, 19 November 2012 17:26 (2 years ago) Permalink

hmmmmmm

Déjà Vu / So Dark the Night might be a gamble I'd take, but Dec is a mad month.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 November 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

what else is on the dock'?

乒乓, Monday, 19 November 2012 18:35 (2 years ago) Permalink

Just caught The Man In The White Suit at the FF, which ends its run today.

When Blecch Friday Comes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 22 November 2012 15:41 (2 years ago) Permalink

got the BAM email for this series titled MAXIMUM VON SYDOW.

http://www.bam.org/film/2012/max-von-sydow

Already regretting -- maybe -- passing up 35mm Flash Gordon for taht revived Stones doc at MoMA on Saturday.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 November 2012 20:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

NYT has a feature article on the politics of Reade's Romania fest, so best to pounce on tix now:

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/making-waves-new-romanian-cinema

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

since Altscreen has apparently imploded, new daily rep schedule:

http://www.screenslate.com/

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 16:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

yr killin me here!

LA report: 'holy motors' (and one-off screenings of some other carax films) at cinefamily this week, might go tonight. and gunvor nelson's (apparently last-ever) screening in LA next week, which i'll be out of town for :(

GAY HIPSTER BATMAN ON HIS WAY TO A CIRCUIT PARTY (donna rouge), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 17:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

and a mitchell leisen retro at UCLA. haven't even heard of any of these:

http://www.cinema.ucla.edu/events/2012-11-16/signature-style-films-mitchell-leisen

GAY HIPSTER BATMAN ON HIS WAY TO A CIRCUIT PARTY (donna rouge), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 18:05 (1 year ago) Permalink

You already missed the only one I've seen, Midnight.

Roadside Prisunic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 19:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

Remember the Night is another super Sturges script.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 19:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

yeah, think i'll make my way over for that one

GAY HIPSTER BATMAN ON HIS WAY TO A CIRCUIT PARTY (donna rouge), Wednesday, 28 November 2012 19:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

and around the holiday week:

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/see-it-in-70mm

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Friday, 30 November 2012 22:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

def gonna see playtime

乒乓, Friday, 30 November 2012 23:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm gonna be gone for a bunch of these but i'm down for 2001 for sure

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Saturday, 1 December 2012 00:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

will prob go to those (again) if time permits. and Bamaka, and more?

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 December 2012 02:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

baRaka

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 December 2012 02:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

Marky Ramone will be at 8:20 screening of Ginger Baker movie at FF

Roadside Prisunic (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 December 2012 22:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Taverier's Death Watch at BAM tonight (Keitel, Romy Schneider, von Sydow)

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 December 2012 21:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

Re that Lincoln Center 70mm series: Cheyenne Autumn with Swedish subtitles sounds weirdly interesting.

clemenza, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 01:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sure would like to go to this:
http://boo-hooray.com/barbara-rubin/christmas-on-earth---barbara-rubin/

dow, Wednesday, 12 December 2012 01:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

ooh i'll actually be in town for that!

GAY HIPSTER BATMAN ON HIS WAY TO A CIRCUIT PARTY (donna rouge), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 02:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

don't forget The Clock comes back, to MoMA, on the 21st for a month.

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/exhibitions/1333

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

re Cheyenne Autumn, I've seen foreign prints w/ gratuitous subtitles before... now dreading hipster snickering. I'll bring a polo mallet.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 December 2012 03:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pasoloini @ MoMA

http://www.fandor.com/blog/daily-pasolini-moma

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Friday, 14 December 2012 15:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

Saint Jack in Anthology's Gazzara fest tonight

also Robbe-Grillet/Trintignant twinbill at FF

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

I booked my ticket for playtime on the 27

乒乓, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 15:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

cool, I think I can go to that.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

cool lmk!

乒乓, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

bummed that Keir Dullea will only be at Fri screening of 2001, not sure I can go

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'm missing both 2001 screenings unfortch

乒乓, Tuesday, 18 December 2012 16:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

from BAM:

Out of respect for the victims of last week’s shooting and their families, today’s screenings of Female Trouble and Silent Night Bloody Night have been postponed. Instead, we will screen John Landis’ Trading Places.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 19 December 2012 05:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

sold out of 2001 bcz i yam dumb

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Monday, 24 December 2012 19:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

tonight's conundrum: 'daisies'/'first blood' at cinefamily v. 'an american in paris'/'gigi' at the egyptian

or stay in and watch 'x-files' idk

curly moe shempsen (donna rouge), Friday, 28 December 2012 00:26 (1 year ago) Permalink

daisies/gigi wd be a good twinbill

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 December 2012 00:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

holy hell this series looks great (and oddly "hip" for FF)

http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/new_yawk_new_wave

curly moe shempsen (donna rouge), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 07:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

well, they can't run Lubitsch or Stanwyck every season.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 12:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Why not?

Albee Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 15:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

anthology's showing 'christmas on earth' and having taylor mead in person while i'm in town, which is nice of them

curly moe shempsen (donna rouge), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 15:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

bcz we've seen em all, Redd.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 16:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

(dr, check with me on seeing NY/NW or any of The Clock... tho I'm disappointed they're showing one program of the same Kuchar shorts that get shown all the time.)

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 2 January 2013 16:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

will do!

AFA's 'film as a subversive art' series looks incredible

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/40458

steaklife (donna rouge), Friday, 4 January 2013 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

looks like The Cool World at FF today for me, have never seen it. Lead actor Rony Clanton at the 4:50 show.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 13 January 2013 13:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

^this was amazing

on the NY nuwave series:

http://www.fandor.com/blog/daily-new-yawk-new-wave

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Monday, 14 January 2013 18:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

bummed i'm missing all that. i did see taylor mead's ass tho

steaklife (donna rouge), Monday, 14 January 2013 18:49 (1 year ago) Permalink

essential italics missing?

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Monday, 14 January 2013 18:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

by serendipity, Oshima films showing at MoMA tnite (Ceremony) and tomw (Shinjuku Thief)

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 16 January 2013 13:15 (1 year ago) Permalink

haha yes xp

steaklife (donna rouge), Wednesday, 16 January 2013 15:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Carroll (Baby Doll) Baker doing a Q&A at FF after today's 4:40 show of Something Wild (Jack Garfein's, not Demme's).

http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/killers_kiss_with_something_wi

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 19 January 2013 16:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

Worth seeing that one if you haven't.

Gukbe, Saturday, 19 January 2013 16:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Finally using MUBI. Weird thing is that if I am not logged on I can see which films have just been added or about to run out of the 30 days but if I am logged on I can't seem to.

The Teardrop ILXplodes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 January 2013 00:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Oh wait, is that for people who are on the free trial.

The Teardrop ILXplodes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 January 2013 01:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Or is it the last gasp of the old policy

The Teardrop ILXplodes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 January 2013 01:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

OK, I see. It is the difference between mubi.com and us.mubi.com. I guess the first is supposed to go away at some point soon.

The Teardrop ILXplodes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 January 2013 01:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

Richard Kramer's low-budget revolutionary epic Ice at Film Forum tonight:

http://www.jonathanrosenbaum.com/?p=12168

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 January 2013 19:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Australian '70s/80s retro, Fred Schepisi Q&A tonight w/ The Chant of Jimmiw Blacksmith.

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/the-last-new-wave-celebrating-the-australian-film-revival

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Friday, 25 January 2013 17:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

2 weeks pass...

and as prev noted, Amos Vogel faves

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/40458

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Friday, 8 February 2013 18:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

and the Film Forum shows 66 from 1933! (Six with Cagney.)

http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/nineteenthurtythree

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 9 February 2013 15:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

can't wait for some of these - going to gold diggers/sitting pretty this afternoon

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Saturday, 9 February 2013 20:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'm gonna try to make Sitting Pretty at 6:30

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 9 February 2013 20:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

...and i did. SJ Perelman was one of the 3 credited writers, and he had to have done one screenwriter-suicide joke. And Jack Oakie is always an elfin presence.

Badly wanted to see Ford's Pilgrimage tonight, but was exhausted and saw that there's a DVD in print.

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 February 2013 05:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

i was there too - really liked the long tracking shots at the beginning (to say nothing of the fake busby berkeley, which compared favorably with some of the real busby berkeley of gold diggers)

probably gonna go to the 9:15 "baby face" showing on friday night

scream blahula scream (govern yourself accordingly), Wednesday, 13 February 2013 04:28 (1 year ago) Permalink

ive seen that one plenty, but never Christopher Strong!

saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 13 February 2013 07:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thinking of leaving the cozy homefires of streaming Cale and Criterions to venture out over the frozen wastes in to the Film Forum to see the double feature with the Sturges-scripted "Power and The Glory."

Stranded In the Jungle Groove (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 18 February 2013 15:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

LA: jerry lewis marathon at cinefamily in march, with six of the screenings accompanied by a different hour of 'bonjour mr. lewis'. guess i'll finally *mumbles*seealloftheseforthefirsttime*mumbles*

steaklife (donna rouge), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 17:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

id have to look up 'bonjour mr. lewis', no idea

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 20 February 2013 18:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

Dennis Lim is the new FSLC Director of Cinematheque Programming.

http://www.filmlinc.com/daily/entry/dennis-lim-film-society-of-lincoln-center-cinematheque-robert-koehler

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 6 March 2013 16:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

nice

乒乓, Wednesday, 6 March 2013 16:08 (1 year ago) Permalink

two films into the lewis marathon and yep, i'm a convert (missing 'the errand boy' with tashlin cartoons screening this weekend, tho)

the portions of the documentary they've been showing are pretty great too, lots of rare outtakes and home movie footage

tonight though, 'life and death of colonel blimp', which i fell asleep while watching the first time on TCM home sick

steaklife (donna rouge), Tuesday, 12 March 2013 19:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

The Errand Boy has some good bits but not one of my faves. Bellboy much better.

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 12 March 2013 19:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

New book on The Searchers looks intriguing.

Johnny Too Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 22 March 2013 14:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

1 month passes...

anything especially worth seeing over the next week?

Ward Fowler, Friday, 26 April 2013 18:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Too busy, haven't looked.

The Cosimo Code of the Woosters (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 26 April 2013 18:32 (1 year ago) Permalink

Malick-a-thon at BAM sunday.

dan selzer, Friday, 26 April 2013 18:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.screenslate.com/

dan selzer, Friday, 26 April 2013 18:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Now I remember, Film Forum is redoing the Pierre Étaix festival. By popular demand.

The Cosimo Code of the Woosters (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 26 April 2013 18:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Pierre Étaix

no the day the clown cried, no credibility!

marmite christ (Eisbaer), Friday, 26 April 2013 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

thanks dan, that was a very helpful site

as i'm planning to go to moma on my visit anyway, i'm very tempted by the american avant-garde program there on weds at 1.30pm - do these screenings sell out?

also tempted, on the same day, by the screening of straub/huillet's class relations at this place called the bamcinematek

Ward Fowler, Friday, 26 April 2013 19:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

I went to an American avant-garde program today at 1.30pm, and no they don't. (Patron after Vorkapich and Maya Deren: "Terrible. 0-for-2.)

I'm going to see Wm Friedkin do a Q&A at BAM after Sorcerer next Thursday; he's there after Cruising on Friday too.

http://www.bam.org/film/2013/friedkin70s

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 April 2013 21:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

If you've never seen this it's a must (tho I assume a DVD is coming):

http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/voyage_to_italy

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 April 2013 21:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

thanks morbs, that weds screening sounds like a lock for me then. the only deren i've seen is meshes of the afternoon, many years ago, which i really enjoyed, but i hadn't seen that much avant-garde cinema at the time (still haven't), so it poss had the strength of revelation

wow that sorcerer screening looks v tempting, assuming there are still tickets available? (i am still planning on seeing the yankees on friday)

Ward Fowler, Friday, 26 April 2013 21:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

re: voyage to italy:

What a strange and beautiful film Voyage in Italy is - wonder if Kiarostami knows it, parts of it def brought to mind 'Taste of Cherry' etc.

― Ward Fowler, Thursday, January 10, 2013 3:11 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

heh, many pointed out that Certified Copy is kind of a remix! He most definitely knows it.

― saltwater incursion (Dr Morbius), Thursday, January 10, 2013 3:13 PM (3 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Ward Fowler, Friday, 26 April 2013 21:59 (1 year ago) Permalink

there is a region 2 bfi dvd of it, btw, with an excellent commentary by laura mulvey

Ward Fowler, Friday, 26 April 2013 22:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh, that was you!

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 April 2013 22:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

I had never seen Meshes til today, nor Bruce Connor's A Movie.

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 April 2013 22:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorcerer appears to be sold out alas.

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Friday, 26 April 2013 22:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

:-(

Ward Fowler, Friday, 26 April 2013 22:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

It's possible I might go to that a-g program, not sure.

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 30 April 2013 06:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1371

乒乓, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 12:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Xianshi shi guoqu de weilai (Disorder)
2009. China. Directed by Huang Weikai. Assembling footage from a dozen amateur videographers, Huang Weikai presents a unique anti-city symphony of urban dysfunction that is alternately hilarious and horrifying. Pigs racing down a busy highway, government VIPs swimming in a polluted river, a hit-and-run victim being bribed to leave the scene, and an abandoned baby gawked at by passersby are all stranger-than-fiction visions that could never be aired on Chinese state television. These images represent both an alternative media culture of amateur videographers and viral video netizens, and the chaos seething through the cracks of a society in rapid transformation. Courtesy of dGenerate/Icarus. In Mandarin, Cantonese; English subtitles. 58 min.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2
Monday, May 27, 2013, 4:00 p.m., Theater 2, T2

this is a must-see fyi

乒乓, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 12:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

Ah OK, Memorial Day.

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 13:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

you wanna go, morbs?

乒乓, Wednesday, 1 May 2013 13:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

might!

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 1 May 2013 14:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

hi nyc snobs, my buddy helped put this one together. i recommend 'mademoiselle' if you've never seen

http://www.bam.org/film/2013/booed-at-cannes

Salt Mama Celeste (donna rouge), Friday, 3 May 2013 21:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

I doubt I will ever make it through The Mother and the Whore.

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 4 May 2013 06:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

(but yes, Madamoiselle I liked)

Silent Hitchcock restorations at BAM go on sale this week... Some of them are big-ticket ($35) cuz of live ensembles/opera-dance theater.

http://www.bam.org/film/2013/the-hitchcock-9

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 5 May 2013 14:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

so this MoMA "Chinese Realities/Documentary Visions" series begins... I think my first target is Thursday night's Fuck Cinema.

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1371

Pope Rusty I (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 May 2013 12:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

I don't know this Wu Wenguang fella at all; sounds like I should go to Bumming in Beijing and the interview on Friday as well.

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 May 2013 12:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

morbs there was some talk in the sinosphere thread

乒乓, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 12:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

ah ok. I have to check my membership guest rates, let me know when you're going.

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 May 2013 12:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

乒乓, they're only showing the sequel but i think you would dig oxhide (ii) if you haven't seen it already. miniminiminamalist family drama.

daft on the causes of punk (schlump), Tuesday, 7 May 2013 15:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

noted. this is a tough month for me but I would like to make it out to moma more

乒乓, Tuesday, 7 May 2013 15:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

well of course the Wu Wenguang chat tomw night has no online tix left; standby line i guess.

i never fucking learn.

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 9 May 2013 17:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

the tickets magically reappeared, so I'm going tonight.

Delmer Daves retro this week at Anthology. Eager to see Garfield in Pride of the Marines.

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Friday, 10 May 2013 13:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

What's it like trying to watch The Mother and the Whore?

Would like to know before sacrificing my Sunday.

Josefa, Friday, 10 May 2013 15:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thought it was incredible the first time I saw it, was completely mesmerized by it and really bought it into it as the summation and end of La Nouvelle Vague. Next time I saw it was kind of bored. No doubt if I ever get the opportunity and the chunk of time to see it again I will be mesmerized again. I like all his other films.

Retreat from the Sunship (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 May 2013 16:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

I have seen the similarly titled Warnung vor einer heiligen Nutte by another, more prolific, European director many times and was only bored the first one.

Retreat from the Sunship (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 10 May 2013 16:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

i have not seen either! i did watch 'chinesisches roulette' when i was sick a few weeks ago and loved it tho

Salt Mama Celeste (donna rouge), Friday, 10 May 2013 20:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

i'll be holed up here all weekend: http://www.oscars.org/events-exhibitions/events/2013/05/real-indies.html

Salt Mama Celeste (donna rouge), Friday, 10 May 2013 20:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thanks James, you've convinced me to go see The Mother and the Whore this Sunday.

I think I'll bring my mom along for a special Mother's Day treat.

Josefa, Saturday, 11 May 2013 01:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Burt Lancaster mini-fest at Reade:

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/man-of-steel-burt-lancaster-at-100

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 11 May 2013 16:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

some links for the Chinese doc series

http://www.fandor.com/blog/daily-chinese-realitiesdocumentary-visions

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 May 2013 03:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Last night of Voyage To Italy, which I still haven't seen.

Beam Me Up (I Feel Like Being A) Doomsday Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 16 May 2013 17:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Seen it now. Michael Musto too.

Beam Me Up (I Feel Like Being A) Doomsday Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 16 May 2013 23:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Used copies of George Sanders's Memoirs of a Professional Cad going for about three hundred and fifty bucks these days.

Beam Me Up (I Feel Like Being A) Doomsday Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 May 2013 02:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

He didn't think much of Rossellini, apparently.

This film is the parent of both Certified Copy and Eyes Wide Shut, I think.

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Friday, 17 May 2013 02:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

Still have to see Certified Copy.

Thought the penultimate scene was going to be the ending, when they are walking across the ruins saying "Life is short." Was getting some kind of vibe similar to the end of The Third Man.

Beam Me Up (I Feel Like Being A) Doomsday Machine (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 17 May 2013 12:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

hi NYC film snobs, this rather groovy painting was in the lobby of the MoMA cinema - does anyone know who made it?

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 22:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

sol lewitt iirc

Salt Mama Celeste (donna rouge), Tuesday, 28 May 2013 22:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

ty, that sounds right! after spending a couple of hours there, i was getting my lewitts mixed up w/ my frank stellas and robert indianas

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 22:37 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes, a google search confirms it is 'Wall Drawing #1144' by LeWitt (2004)

what a treat to see it before a screening - opens up the peepers!

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 28 May 2013 22:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

ty?

Oulipo Traces (on a Cigarette) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 01:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

"thank you," Mr Atoz

Ted Kotcheff at Duddy Kravitz on Friday at FF btw.

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 29 May 2013 01:29 (1 year ago) Permalink

Plein Soleil (aka Purple Noon; Clément, 1960) - 8/10. Amazing just to look at, for one thing.

― I Don't Wanna Be Dissed (By Anyone But You) (WilliamC), Sunday, March 10, 2013 10:40 PM (2 months ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

watched this earlier - yeah, wow it has really got that crisp euro 60s gleem

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 01:45 (1 year ago) Permalink

oh whoops, meant for last (x) thread

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 29 May 2013 01:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

going to see Duddy Kravitz and Ted Kotcheff tonight btw

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Friday, 31 May 2013 18:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

do any nyc theaters sell cronuts. can u bring cronuts in the theater with u

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Friday, 31 May 2013 18:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

#cronut

i wanna be a gabbneb baby (Hungry4Ass), Friday, 31 May 2013 18:06 (1 year ago) Permalink

Thought I was a cronut, you tried to glaze me

Oulipo Traces (on a Cigarette) (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 31 May 2013 23:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

NY Asian fest at month's end, Lincoln Center. Any tips?

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/new-york-asian-film-festival-2013

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 June 2013 02:22 (1 year ago) Permalink

would NOT recommend 'the bullet vanishes'

乒乓, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:18 (1 year ago) Permalink

'cold war' is fun if overstuffed

FUCK 'drug war' is premiering in america ;_;

乒乓, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

^ the irony is, i mean, that i am going to be in hk when it shows.

乒乓, Wednesday, 12 June 2013 12:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

another Swanson/Dwan comedy tnite at MoMA, Stage Struck

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/18193

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 19 June 2013 18:34 (1 year ago) Permalink

I'd advise you to get your Hitchcock silents tix now if you haven't, given Kehr's NYT piece today. (I'm going to four.)

Jackie Chan today thru Thurs at Linc Ctr.

Bigscreen epics at BAM Harvey in July. Because I haven't seen it in the longest time, tempted by Doctor Zhivago.

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/series/latinbeat-2013

http://www.bam.org/film/2013/big-screen-epics

ballin' from Maine to Mexico (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 23 June 2013 19:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

Lawrence of Arabia in digital projection? say it ain't so....

ryan, Sunday, 23 June 2013 21:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

***SPOILER ALERT***
It now starts with 3D CGI motorcycle crash

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 23 June 2013 21:41 (1 year ago) Permalink

Last Ozu = teh awesome

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 June 2013 03:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

Should have said Ultimate Ozu

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 June 2013 03:39 (1 year ago) Permalink

coming toward end of Dwan retro, will beat the heat at his last one today:

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/18574

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 July 2013 16:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

Maybe I'll see you there.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 5 July 2013 17:14 (1 year ago) Permalink

i haven't watched any films in weeks :(

IKEA-Guinea (donna rouge), Friday, 5 July 2013 18:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry. I finally started watching stuff on Mubi when they went on the 30 day schedule which got me back in the habit.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 5 July 2013 18:19 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's half laziness (i have a netflix and a hulu acct at home) and half living in a neighborhood where most theatres are about an hour (or more) away from me transit-wise

IKEA-Guinea (donna rouge), Friday, 5 July 2013 22:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Back for more at MoMa, admiring the Pour Vous covers on the walls before grabbing a seat.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 July 2013 17:48 (1 year ago) Permalink

looks like tomw for Slightly Scarlet after all. I change plans every 3 hrs tho.

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 6 July 2013 17:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

You are the MX moviegoer.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 July 2013 17:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sitting right behind Gavin Smith.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 July 2013 18:00 (1 year ago) Permalink

More flame throwers.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 6 July 2013 20:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wish I had gone to more of this retro, will be missing Allan Dwan when this is all over. A few films seem to be on youtube in some form: The Iron Mask and Chancds, both with Douglas Fairbanks, both with sound, Calendar Girl, a musical from 1947, and Gorilla- the Ritz Brothers meet Bela Lugosi. Streaming Netflix also has The Iron Mask, along with The River's Edge, Driftwood, Brewster's Millions and Heidi.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2013 16:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

well, none of this weekend's films are sposed to be the cream... missed The Woman They Almost Lynched.

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 7 July 2013 16:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Don't know from cream, was really happy with what I saw and each one of those films turns out to have a reasonable reputation and respectable defenders, just wish I had seen more of the silents, those that can be seen.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2013 16:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Think you are being too harsh. Sands of Iwo Jima was one of his biggest budgets and biggest successes. And on those last ten films he made for Benedict Bogeaus he kept up the quality by pretty much always using John Alton as DP and Van Nest Polgase as art director, the latter being persona non grata at RKO proper because of his drinking problem.

See that John Alton has a credit on An American in Paris, for photographing the ballet. Guy got around.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2013 23:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Others on youtube: Silver Lode, Cattle Queen of Montana. I misspelled Chances up above.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 7 July 2013 23:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Another weird credit I just noticed, Pierre Etaix in Pickpocket.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 July 2013 00:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

I think Dwan's rising profile means we'll be seeing more revivals.

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Monday, 8 July 2013 04:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Probably. Have you checked out that new biography? The guy wants an arm and a leg, but looks like it might be worth it, a history of cinema through the career of one guy who was there for pretty much all of it.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 July 2013 04:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Just heard an express 7 rocket by overhead and thought there must be a Mets game running late and they were going to pick up spectators but no.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 July 2013 04:27 (1 year ago) Permalink

Watching The Mark of Zorro right now, wonder how Rouben Mamoulian's stock is holding up.

Pastel City Slang (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 8 July 2013 04:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

on Saturday afternoon, the Silent Clowns celebrate Edw Ev Horton:

http://www.silentclowns.com/nowshowing.html

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 July 2013 17:40 (1 year ago) Permalink

Didn't you have some story about his moth-eaten sweater?

Orpheus in Hull (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 17 July 2013 17:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes.

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 July 2013 17:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

It was his friend, the voice of Rocky the Squirrel, her name escapes me right now, said they did a reading at the Museum of Television and Radio maybe, and when somebody asked about the worn-out piece of clothing he said, in that inimitable voice, "That's my college sweater!", right?

Orpheus in Hull (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 17 July 2013 17:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes, cept it happened in the Bullwinkle studio and she told the story at MT&R when he was long dead.

(June Foray)

playwright Greg Marlowe, secretly in love with Mary (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 17 July 2013 17:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

last two days of Anthology's Simenon series :(

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/41318

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 14:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

FSLC's Cinema of Resistance series features Robert Kramer's Ice tonight at 6; maybe I'll finally see it.

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/ice

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 27 August 2013 14:20 (1 year ago) Permalink

Well the 3 Sunday silents don't appear to be otherwise "available," as Soto would say, so I guess I'm going.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 8 September 2013 04:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

Hope I can get to some.

I Am the Cosimo Code (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 September 2013 04:46 (1 year ago) Permalink

Wait, those are all today?!?

I Am the Cosimo Code (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 September 2013 04:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Three of them. There are more.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 8 September 2013 04:56 (1 year ago) Permalink

Yes, I see. One with Louise Brooks, pre-Pabst.

I Am the Cosimo Code (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 September 2013 05:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

They can't spread em out over 8 weeks; silent pitchers are box-office POISON!

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 8 September 2013 14:55 (1 year ago) Permalink

One Mann's poison

I Am the Cosimo Code (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 8 September 2013 15:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

Did you go?

I Am the Cosimo Code (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 9 September 2013 02:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 September 2013 03:35 (1 year ago) Permalink

And?

I Am the Cosimo Code (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 9 September 2013 12:11 (1 year ago) Permalink

Redd, they're all worth watching; HH probably shows the most versatility in Fazil, a potboiler "mixed-race" romantic melodrama.

Arthur Lake (the future Dagwood in those Blondie B pictures) is very funny as a femalephobic frat boy in The Cradle Snatchers, which is incomplete in its salvaged form. Also, F Pangborn as a jealous husband.

Fig Leaves is cute, as is George O'Brien's chest. It's on YouTube, p crappy quality.

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 14:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

(presumably translated) chinese movie titles are so evocative

@twitizensforlemonlipbalm (schlump), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 16:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Cruel and unusual silent comedy shorts begin tom'w! Silent Edw Ev Horton! Snub Pollard!

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1413

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 September 2013 17:31 (1 year ago) Permalink

To Save and Project (Oct/Nov)

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1429

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 September 2013 18:01 (1 year ago) Permalink

enrhusiastic turnout including the immortal Joe Franklin and the Shtetl Husband from A Serious Man

Miss Arlington twirls for the Coal Heavers (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 October 2013 14:50 (1 year ago) Permalink

your only chance to see the phallic chandeliers from Salo hanging at MoMA

http://www.criterion.com/current/posts/2918-the-worlds-of-dante-ferretti

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1415

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 October 2013 19:02 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry for the street team post here, but my buddy Jeff who made "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" is showing his new movie doc "Led-Zeppelin-Played-Here" at Anthology Film Archives Friday at 6 pm and Saturday at 3 pm. It's a doc about whether or not Led Zep actually played the Wheaton, MD Community Center in 1969, and it covers other early rawk gigs from touring bands in those days before the rock industry had fully been established.

www.cbgb.com/films.php#!programmation=participant$led-zeppelin-played-here/1254

curmudgeon, Monday, 7 October 2013 20:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

James Redd and Morbs, I think you will enjoy it

curmudgeon, Tuesday, 8 October 2013 16:10 (1 year ago) Permalink

We'll see, but I see few films in October due to baseball, so I will possibly miss the entire Demy retro:

http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/jacques_demy

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 October 2013 16:12 (1 year ago) Permalink

://www.cbgb.com/films.php#!programmation=participant$bayou-maharash-the-tragic-genius-of-james-booker/1230

showing in NYC twice

James Redd would probably like this one too. Plus a Johnny Thunders one too I think

curmudgeon, Friday, 11 October 2013 19:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

J Hoberman introducing Marienbad tomorrow at FF. Venez-vous?

Sodade Stereo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Monday, 21 October 2013 23:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

I have to review a film regular ppl will actually read about.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 October 2013 00:13 (1 year ago) Permalink

Quel dommage.

Sodade Stereo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 October 2013 00:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

i saw Marienbad last just a couple years ago; it's great but i don't need to see it again yet.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 October 2013 01:04 (1 year ago) Permalink

Me neither, I just want to see what Hoberman has to say. I enjoyed his commentary on Justine a little while back.

Sodade Stereo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 October 2013 01:17 (1 year ago) Permalink

If I didn't have a review screening i'd likely opt for this

http://www.bam.org/film/2013/the-outfit

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 October 2013 17:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Looks good.

Sodade Stereo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 22 October 2013 20:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

anyone care to argue me out of a bi-borough doubleheader tonight of Resnais swan song You Ain't Seen Nothin' Yet and '70s nugget Cisco Pike (Krostofferson, Hackman, Karen Black)?

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 October 2013 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

Morbius, are you turning into J4ck 4nstr31ch?

Sodade Stereo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 October 2013 16:54 (1 year ago) Permalink

likely not, but i often wait til the 'last' opportunity to see something, and this is it x2.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 October 2013 17:03 (1 year ago) Permalink

C Akerman at MoMA tomw night

http://www.villagevoice.com/2013-10-23/film/chantal-akerman-s-new-york/

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:09 (1 year ago) Permalink

In person?

Sodade Stereo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:16 (1 year ago) Permalink

yes she's introducing both programs, acc to moma's site

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1429

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:21 (1 year ago) Permalink

friend told me that when CA intro'ed 'la region centrale' at light industry she was super-cantankerous and wearing a sleep mask

Rothko's Chicken and Waffles (donna rouge), Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:33 (1 year ago) Permalink

Do you know that my friend who directed Annenberg used to say that Chantal Ackerman was her godmother? Well her and Melina Mercouri and Anouk Aimee. Probably already told you this before, perhaps on this very thread.

Sodade Stereo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:42 (1 year ago) Permalink

whatberg

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 24 October 2013 19:47 (1 year ago) Permalink

Sorry, Attenberg.

Sodade Stereo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 24 October 2013 20:36 (1 year ago) Permalink

in case you missed (sorry to be losing his DVD column in Sunday NYT):

http://www.filmlinc.com/daily/entry/moma-names-dave-kehr-adjunct-curator-in-department-of-film

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 25 October 2013 16:44 (1 year ago) Permalink

you know, I don't think I was ever in this store more than once, all locations included.

http://www.newyorker.com/online/blogs/culture/2013/10/ohlingers-movie-photo-shop-closes-its-doors.html

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 25 October 2013 19:23 (1 year ago) Permalink

Looked in the windows now and then but only maybe went in once myself.

Sodade Stereo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 October 2013 11:51 (1 year ago) Permalink

Also, Herzog Nosferatu worth a look-see.

Sodade Stereo (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 26 October 2013 11:52 (1 year ago) Permalink

Schnabels' Lou concert film at MOMI on Sat night

http://www.movingimage.us/visit/calendar/2013/11/02/detail/lou-reeds-berlin

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 1 November 2013 17:07 (1 year ago) Permalink

Henry King's Tol'able David (the Silent Clowns fest goes serious) tnite at 6 at the Perf Arts Library.

http://reeldaddy.com/blog/node/285

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 November 2013 15:25 (1 year ago) Permalink

http://www.docnyc.net/films-events/#all

what's good

乒乓, Thursday, 7 November 2013 20:53 (1 year ago) Permalink

going only to Mekons probly; a bunch of those are already thru the release cycle. i can wait for Gondry-Chomsky.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 November 2013 20:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

it's the time of year where im already at NO NO NO MORE MOVIES

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 November 2013 20:57 (1 year ago) Permalink

IFC Ctr is continuing their daily showing of Touch of Sin, so MAYBE i won't get sold out of that again.

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 7 November 2013 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink

i have about 15 AFI fest tickets, whoops

Rothko's Chicken and Waffles (donna rouge), Friday, 8 November 2013 02:38 (1 year ago) Permalink

Cukor fest tix at FSLC now on sale

Silent Running at BAM tonight

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 November 2013 20:43 (1 year ago) Permalink

J'ai deux mots pour vous: Cousin Jules.

Skatalite of Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 29 November 2013 16:21 (11 months ago) Permalink

J'ai deux mots encore: Mauvais Sang

Skatalite of Dub (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 29 November 2013 22:58 (11 months ago) Permalink

New Yorkers, you should go see the movie doc "The Last Song Before the War" about the Malian Festival in the Desert

Directed by Kiley Kraskouskas, 2013, 89 m, Mali/USA, Documentary, French/English subt. Q&A after screening.
Sunday, December 8th @ 3:00 PM – Quad Cinema
Followed by Q & A with Banning Eyre, Senior Editor of Afropop Worldwide; world musician Leni Stern; and the filmmakers.

Tuesday, December 10th @ 8:30 PM – Chapel
Followed by Q & A with Chris Nolan, North American Liaison for the Festival in the Desert, and the filmmakers.

Quad is at 34 West 13th Street; Chapel is at Teachers College, Columbia University
525 West 120th Street

http://nyadiff.org/the-last-song-before-the-war/
New York, NY

curmudgeon, Saturday, 7 December 2013 20:07 (11 months ago) Permalink

bump

curmudgeon, Monday, 9 December 2013 04:15 (11 months ago) Permalink

go see nate dogg's national film registered hours for jerome on tuesday, it's the most beautiful film

http://www.lightindustry.org/calendar

love mike love (ko komo) (schlump), Monday, 9 December 2013 06:13 (11 months ago) Permalink

Cukor begins today! I wonder if I'll get to 3 of the 50.

http://www.fandor.com/blog/daily-the-discreet-charm-of-george-cukor

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 December 2013 14:37 (11 months ago) Permalink

hm, five films for $25 is a good deal! LC theater not too accessible for me tho...

Strangers look on with a discernible, barely contained ‘wow’. (forksclovetofu), Friday, 13 December 2013 16:16 (11 months ago) Permalink

Bogdo introducing Adam's Rib!

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 December 2013 16:18 (11 months ago) Permalink

What do you think his go-with imitation will be: Kate Hepburn? Ruth Gordon?

The Glam Of That All The Way From Memphis Man! (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 13 December 2013 16:29 (11 months ago) Permalink

he'd do Cary Grant introducing I Am Curious (Yellow)

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 13 December 2013 16:32 (11 months ago) Permalink

classic conflict tonight of Sylvia Scarlett at Reade (which I don't think I've seen, and isn't on disc) vs two Stanwyck CinemaScope westerns (love Forty Guns, haven't seen The Violent Men, but both are on home media).

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 December 2013 18:48 (11 months ago) Permalink

that stanwyck retrospective is tempting

Strangers look on with a discernible, barely contained ‘wow’. (forksclovetofu), Friday, 20 December 2013 18:50 (11 months ago) Permalink

have never seen Stella Dallas, aiming for that

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 December 2013 18:53 (11 months ago) Permalink

... or Clash by Night either

http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/stanwyck#nowplaying

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Friday, 20 December 2013 18:55 (11 months ago) Permalink

hoping to be back in town for The Grandmaster at filmlinc (Gilman screen) tomw night at 9

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 26 December 2013 21:04 (10 months ago) Permalink

3 weeks pass...

Film Comment Selects slate: new Hong, Bertolucci, Moodysson

http://www.filmlinc.com/daily/entry/film-comment-selects-hong-sang-soo-our-sunhi-bernardo-bertolucci-me-and-you

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 22 January 2014 19:22 (10 months ago) Permalink

See It Big! Musicals in Astoria

http://www.movingimage.us/films/2014/01/24/detail/see-it-big-musicals/

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 23 January 2014 15:27 (10 months ago) Permalink

Vengeful Women coming to BAM (first retro to include The Heiress and Ms 45?)

http://www.bam.org/film/2014/vengeance-is-hers

eclectic husbandry (Dr Morbius), Monday, 27 January 2014 19:17 (9 months ago) Permalink

i saw "like father, like son" and "stranger at the lake" and was struck by how both allowed insider access to cultures and settings utterly outside of my world. both are recommended but the former requires some patience with watching intensely cute kids have their hearts broken and the latter requires patience with watching men blow each other

this harmless group of nerds and the women that love them (forksclovetofu), Monday, 27 January 2014 21:05 (9 months ago) Permalink

different skillsets

this harmless group of nerds and the women that love them (forksclovetofu), Monday, 27 January 2014 21:05 (9 months ago) Permalink

I remember the US release of this Margarethe von Trotta film in '81 under the title Marianne and Julianne. Tonight at Spectacle in W'burg, MvT and Barbara Sukowa (!) will be introducing it at Spectacle in Williamsburg.

http://www.screenslate.com/whats-showing-today/friday-january-31

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 31 January 2014 16:13 (9 months ago) Permalink

anyone planning on the 6-hr matthew barney thing in a few weeks? i had an inkling of coming down but i dont think i can swing it now, need some reliable feedback on it

johnny crunch, Friday, 31 January 2014 16:20 (9 months ago) Permalink

I'm allergic to him

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 31 January 2014 16:50 (9 months ago) Permalink

btw I went to Spectacle, and was surprised to find it has exactly 30 seats.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 February 2014 19:29 (9 months ago) Permalink

I'll be in town for the weekend portion of this:
http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/42223

Kornblud (admrl), Tuesday, 18 February 2014 17:20 (9 months ago) Permalink

oh that looks wonderful

Rothko's Chicken and Waffles (donna rouge), Tuesday, 18 February 2014 18:36 (9 months ago) Permalink

New Directors/New Films

http://www.filmlinc.com/daily/entry/new-directors-new-films-2014-lineup-film-society-lincoln-center-moma

probably most interested in Albert Serra's, also Moroccan gay thing

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 20 February 2014 19:56 (9 months ago) Permalink

I've said this before, but Strange Little Cat is a fine little film. I'd see that one as well. It's really not what the description says it is, in my opinion, but it's fine.

Frederik B, Thursday, 20 February 2014 20:36 (9 months ago) Permalink

ok. I tend not to note what ppl say about a lot of non-US films until there's an immediate opportunity to see them in New York.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 20 February 2014 20:38 (9 months ago) Permalink

Oh, it's not that. It's just that I've only seen a few films outside of the main arthouse stuff, so I've probably mentioned stuff like Closed Curtain, Harmony Lessons and Strange Little Cat way too often... They're all good, though.

Frederik B, Thursday, 20 February 2014 20:56 (9 months ago) Permalink

and oh boy, Mad Mad World and 1941 on a big screen in the same series. No mention of earplug distribution.

http://www.movingimage.us/films/2014/03/15/detail/see-it-big-comedies/

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 20 February 2014 21:36 (9 months ago) Permalink

all the extant Hitchcock features... I think I have 8-9 left to see?

http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/the_complete_hitchcock

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 February 2014 19:08 (9 months ago) Permalink

so do i need to see some Jon Jost?

http://www.spectacletheater.com/jon-jost/

(again, 30 seats in that joint)

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 21 February 2014 20:42 (9 months ago) Permalink

You'd probably hate it, but yeah

Kornblud (admrl), Thursday, 27 February 2014 23:14 (8 months ago) Permalink

well, it gone

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 February 2014 01:25 (8 months ago) Permalink

(I didn't realize I had an avant garde-hating reputation)

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 February 2014 02:15 (8 months ago) Permalink

tons of "Vienna movies" at MoMA for 8 weeks, from silent Lubitsch to Jem Cohen

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/films/1460

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 28 February 2014 20:35 (8 months ago) Permalink

@ScreenSlate
Is there a bulk discount if you go see LAST YEAR AT MARIENBAD on 35mm every single day?

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/last-year-at-marienbad

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 4 March 2014 19:01 (8 months ago) Permalink

seeing this tomorrow
http://www.filmforum.org/movies/more/childs_pose

PSY talks The Nut Job (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 4 March 2014 19:28 (8 months ago) Permalink

my Silent Clowns peeps are showing a quartet of Chaplin shorts made at Essanay (all 1915) Saturday afternoon at the Lincoln Center library:

http://www.silentclowns.com/nowshowing.html

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 5 March 2014 19:42 (8 months ago) Permalink

Walsh/Scorsese kicks off tonight at BAM with Regeneration, shot on the Bowery a century ago.

http://www.bam.org/film/2014/under-the-influence-scorsese-walsh

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 12 March 2014 16:08 (8 months ago) Permalink

German version of Murder! on Sunday.

I Forgot More Than You'll Ever POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Friday, 14 March 2014 19:04 (8 months ago) Permalink

A highly perceptive critic on FB:

Film Forum should put the words YOU ARE NOT SUPERIOR TO THE MOVIE onscreen between shows, in gigantic text, and occasionally have some voice of authority read it aloud. Maybe Morgan Freeman.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 07:05 (8 months ago) Permalink

having just joined film forum, i am kinda bemused at how louche and luxuriant the culture in the theater is
Titus is hella crusty and IFC is very brusque; FForum was about nobody leaving the theater because everyone wanted to explain the movie to their circle of friends
i am all about egg creams and chocolate orange bundt cake while watching previews tho

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 15:09 (8 months ago) Permalink

You going to Meet The Programmers Brunch this Saturday?

I Forgot More Than You'll Ever POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 15:34 (8 months ago) Permalink

i am kinda bemused at how louche and luxuriant the culture in the theater is

I miss the old days on Watts Street: NO POPCORN. Always sitting near fuckers now who crunch on one kernel at a time.

what's Titus?

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 15:37 (8 months ago) Permalink

oh right MoMA. I've seen old folx munching on plums there.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 15:37 (8 months ago) Permalink

Ha. Couldn't figure out what Titus was either. Never heard it referred to that way except on ticket stub.

I Forgot More Than You'll Ever POLL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 15:41 (8 months ago) Permalink

oh man, when i first came to NYC as a couch surfer moma was showing films starting at 10am and going until around 10pm in the titus and they were doing a history of film series. I basically lived there and was by far the youngest regular. saw probably a hundred films amongst the elderly. pretty great experience; i have a deep fondness for that theater and its antics... at a showing of birth of a nation there was at least a good hour of heavy snoring from different parts of the room. it was a unique soundtrack

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:34 (8 months ago) Permalink

I'm sure I've mentioned I saw Berlin Alexanderplatz in one weekend there in '96. "Shut up!" "You shut up!"

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:40 (8 months ago) Permalink

ha, yeah that's the titus
SHHHH
NO YOU SHHHH

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:44 (8 months ago) Permalink

anyway, likely heading to Reade at 6:15 for this acclaimed Japanese film:

http://www.littlewhitelies.co.uk/theatrical-reviews/himizu-20645

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 16:56 (8 months ago) Permalink

Once a man at the Film Forum complained to me about people complaining to him about his loud popcorn eating. I didn't say anything. They were probably right.
I dislike the people loudly discussing the ending of one part of a double feature as others are just entering to begin with the other.
Love the crazy olds at MOMA. I am not an aggressive shusher so I appreciate those who are. Those same people used to be at AMMI or MOMI or whatever they're calling it now.

MrDasher, Tuesday, 18 March 2014 19:59 (8 months ago) Permalink

there's a higher degree of "MY VOICE SHOULD BE HEARD" at film forum than at any place i've been at since college

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 21:05 (8 months ago) Permalink

at IFC the main interaction comes if someone has to find the cell phone they dropped last show

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 18 March 2014 21:06 (8 months ago) Permalink

for something like Auteurs Gone Wild, you can always find someone who writes “Perhaps Countess (from Hong Kong) really is Chaplin’s greatest work, his most personal and poetic.”

http://www.fandor.com/keyframe/daily-auteurs-gone-wild

http://anthologyfilmarchives.org/film_screenings/series/42271

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 20 March 2014 22:12 (8 months ago) Permalink

Yup.

Enjoyed that Kent Jones piece you posted upthread about similar thing. Also recently read some interesting stuff by this guy who was in the Vulgar Boatmen, Robert B. Ray. He is a bit of a gadfly, with lots of interesting ideas, although he thinks the entire Douglas Sirk revival was a case of Auteurism Gone WIld- now that's going to far.

In other news, saw the opening night feature at the NDNF- it's a hit! Rode up on the train next to a top critic (hint he was once accused of "freaking out on arthouse acid".) Introduced myself and talked to him a little bit, he was very nice.

Redd Scharlach Sometimes (James Redd and the Blecchs), Saturday, 22 March 2014 15:33 (8 months ago) Permalink

prob my only NDNF tonight -- black metal content!

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/a-spell-to-ward-off-the-darkness

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:39 (7 months ago) Permalink

Ernest and Celestine was charming and loads of fun.
Trying Jodorowsky's Dune tonight. nerdfest.

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:41 (7 months ago) Permalink

and not just on the screen. "It aaaaaalll comes beeacck to Jodoroooowsky man"... aieeee fuckoff.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:45 (7 months ago) Permalink

did you see it already morbs?

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:52 (7 months ago) Permalink

Not a chance! I've never seen any of the films he's actually made, either.

I will admit to LOLing at the trailer when he said he didn't read the book but his friend said it was great.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:53 (7 months ago) Permalink

well i'm excited.

We hugged with no names exchanged (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 25 March 2014 17:56 (7 months ago) Permalink

I always miss the Fritz Lang/Kurt Weill You and Me whenever it screens, so I shd go to Anthology tonight at 7, over Hitchcock's Manxman at FF, right? (There'll be more chances, presumably, to see the restored Hitch, and I have a PD copy at home that I've never watched.)

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 27 March 2014 16:23 (7 months ago) Permalink

Yes
/thread_starter

Bristol Stomper's Breakout (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 27 March 2014 16:41 (7 months ago) Permalink

My favorite underseen Truffaut, The Green Room, is playing at FF tonight. I thought about making it a traveling double feature w/ Scorpio (Lancaster and Delon as spies) at MoMA, but no one seems to like it much.

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 8 April 2014 16:04 (7 months ago) Permalink

Thinking about going to see The Raid 2 tonight which may not be very snobby but maybe should be

I made a grave mistake with my balloon at the end (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 8 April 2014 16:15 (7 months ago) Permalink

Crossposted with ILM,
Punk/new wave doc & concert stuff showing Thursdays and Fridays 6pm (starting this week) at the Museum of Art & Design, and girl punk movies at BAM (in May):

http://www.madmuseum.org/series/go-nightclubbing-archive

http://www.bam.org/film/2014/punk-rock-girls

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 15:23 (7 months ago) Permalink

raid 2 not very snobbish btw but WAAAAAAAAAY too long and full of itself. great fight scenes tho

I made a grave mistake with my balloon at the end (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 15:25 (7 months ago) Permalink

hey i liked strange little cat, frederik

schlump, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 21:19 (7 months ago) Permalink

made me effusive for digital, too

schlump, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 21:19 (7 months ago) Permalink

i'm off to see waterface
i mean watermark

I made a grave mistake with my balloon at the end (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 9 April 2014 21:20 (7 months ago) Permalink

x-post: Oh, cool! Is that festival going on right now? I saw Story of my Death today, it's... long... and different. But also beautiful and with images I can't get out of my head. But my god it's long.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 9 April 2014 23:13 (7 months ago) Permalink

I suspect I will go see this low-budget '64 comedy by Theodore J Flicker and Buck Henry at Anthology at 7:30 bcz Letterboxd reports "No one has seen this film."

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0058690/

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 13 April 2014 18:44 (7 months ago) Permalink

Some stathound at 538 should whip up year by year analysis of IMDB ratings and Rotten Tomatoes scores and such to determine the greatest year in film, worldwide.

(post inspired by What’s The Greatest Year In Film? - http://dish.andrewsullivan.com/2014/04/14/freedom-to-fail/ )

Oren Zombarchi (WilliamC), Tuesday, 15 April 2014 02:40 (7 months ago) Permalink

I can't skip any '30s (or '20s) John Barrymore film I haven't seen, so Reunion in Vienna tonight:

http://www.moma.org/visit/calendar/film_screenings/20463

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:03 (7 months ago) Permalink

I just saw Morgiana last week and liked it quite a bit. The only other Juraj Herz film I can find on dvd is Cremator but I heard mixed things about that. I think he might have some short films on YouTube. Anyone seen his films much?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:17 (7 months ago) Permalink

Keep an eye out for the Obergammergau players, Morbs.

When I Get To The Borad (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 17 April 2014 18:22 (7 months ago) Permalink

I should know that quote, but don't. The middle act of RiV is hilarious tho.

First of 2-part Fassbinder (plus) retro at FSLC in May:

http://www.filmlinc.com/daily/entry/rainer-werner-fassbinder-retrospective-film-society-of-lincoln-center

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Friday, 18 April 2014 19:57 (7 months ago) Permalink

MARKETA LAZAROVA looked and sounded really good but somehow I didn't manage to understand what was going on for two and a half hours.

SZINDBAD. A guy walks around talking to women (and one guy, if I remember correctly) about his relationships with women across his life. I'm not sure if his observations are supposed to be particularly good but the film has some nice sequences. Constant close-ups on food, flowers and anything with nice colours and textures. I liked the general approach of this film in terms of the non-linear structure and how the camera seeks out pretty things.

LEGEND OF THE SURAMI FORTRESS. I really love Parajanov's style and approaches but I never love the films as a whole. Some really great shots in there with the repetitive rhythmic movements and dances. Obviously great costumes.

I have to say that I don't understand the ejaculatory praises for most of the arthouse canon I've seen. I vastly prefer the style of these directors to most films but I often think that critics overrate films because they want to encourage the more interesting things (even if they aren't totally great) because they have to see so much slush, so they cultivate the approaches they prefer.
Does anyone really watch Bergman, Tarkovsky etc.. saying to themselves "this is fucking amazing!"?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 27 April 2014 13:18 (6 months ago) Permalink

yes

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 27 April 2014 13:19 (6 months ago) Permalink

Lucky them (you?)

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 27 April 2014 13:33 (6 months ago) Permalink

Very much so.

But even then, I think it's completely right for critics to talk up interesting and different things even if they aren't totally great. Film - and culture in general - should be seen more like a stream, rather than as a collection of separated entities. Criticism should be a companion to film, a way to follow up after people have left the cinema, rather than just saying 'this is great' / 'this is a bit less than great'. IMO. Otherwise, you end up with nit-picking ridiculousness, such as critics arguing over whether that penultimate shot in Stray Dogs would have been better at 11 min rather than 13, etc.

Frederik B, Sunday, 27 April 2014 13:34 (6 months ago) Permalink

Does anyone really watch Bergman, Tarkovsky etc.. saying to themselves "this is fucking amazing!"?

― Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, April 27, 2014 8:18 AM (17 minutes ago)

I consider myself a very poor "reader" of films -- I pretty much have to have my hand held through any level beyond the most basic narrative/textual level -- and I definitely do. Especially Bergman and Ozu.

Alvarius B. Goode (WilliamC), Sunday, 27 April 2014 13:40 (6 months ago) Permalink

But the dvd boxes are always covered in words like "astonishing masterpiece!", "an overwhelmingly emotional revelation!" and to be honest, I'm not sure I've seen more than a small handful of films that merit that kind of praise. Even when I enjoy them, I sit wondering where all this pleasure comes from.

I think nitpicking can be constructive.

I am a big fan of alternative animation sometimes. A lot of it from Russia, Hungary and Belarus in 60s-early 90s. Last year I discovered Gyorgy Kovasznai and I was hugely impressed but I can imagine it boring some people.

Would anyone be interested in a animation for snobs thread? No Disney, Pixar, mainstream anime; Stuff like Quay Bros, Svankmajer, Russian guys?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 27 April 2014 13:55 (6 months ago) Permalink

Another vote for "amazing!" And Frederik B. otm.

Can't speak to what goes on in the bemused poster's mind but I seem to remember what went in on in my own when I first started to watch this stuff and was feeling uncomfortable, felt like it might be a con, or that it was attacking the classic Hollywood style or questioning my existence or something. Eventually came to think- if there are boring moments in the film-there are plenty of boring moments in life, and without those you wouldn't get the epiphanies, such as they are. The existence that it is being challenged, if that is what is going on, is not necessarily mine, but that of the characters or the director or his proxy. Finally I don't view it as a threat to the Classic Hollywood Style but the other side of the same coin, one which needs to be flipped over every now and then.

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 April 2014 13:59 (6 months ago) Permalink

also, Manakamana has ice cream

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:01 (6 months ago) Permalink

Basically you, RAG, are expressing some kind of fear of an aesthetic elitism and arguing against it with a simplistic arithmetic elitism -"there is only room at the top for a handful of masterpieces, thereby these guys must be overreacting."

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:02 (6 months ago) Permalink

Your proposed thread seems interesting however, although I don't know much about that stuff.

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:03 (6 months ago) Permalink

Lol, the icecream scene in Manakamana was so amazing to watch at the theater. First, a bit of uncertain laughter - we're supposed to be watching art, you know. Then, as the scene becomes more and more absurd, it slowly spread. And as the two women themselves starts laughing, the whole theater errupts in relief. Such an astonishing masterpiece. Also: goat-butt!

Frederik B, Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:07 (6 months ago) Permalink

I wouldnt use the M word, but tons better than Leviathan

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:10 (6 months ago) Permalink

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:15 (6 months ago) Permalink

Peter Lorre as anticipatory plagiarist of Biz Markie.

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:15 (6 months ago) Permalink

"You say she's just a friend, don't you, Rick?"

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:16 (6 months ago) Permalink

Sorry.

Anyway, not in the business of using the M word myself- for one thing, don't want get into those "Is! Is not!" discussions, but I am aware that others use it and try to take it with a grain of salt if I have to.

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:17 (6 months ago) Permalink

is RAG secretly Dan Kois attempting to reignite the "cultural vegetable" shitstorm?

Don't know how anyone can watch the Bell sequence in Andrei Rublev and not be overwhelmed.

Insane Prince of False Binaries (Gukbe), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:26 (6 months ago) Permalink

James Redd and the Blecchs says "Basically you, RAG, are expressing some kind of fear of an aesthetic elitism"

I wouldn't say so at all, the world needs far better aesthetic standards and I'm always complaining about it. I was way more perplexed and frustrated as a teen but now I'm just a bit more curious about how and why other people enjoy this stuff.
Kim Ki Duk does long slow quiet scenes, many characters never speak but I've never found him remotely boring. Everything seems so tight and disciplined.
The general aesthetics of "snobby" films are rarely a problem for me. It's usually the clarity of the story and the tightness of the pacing that I have problems with, but I'm more than happy to be told that I just don't get some films. I generally don't enjoy the social realist approach, I prefer films that are closer to purely visual and don't really have to make much sense.
I really liked Malle's Black Moon but I've got the impression that most of his fans hated it.

I really do love that ending semi-famous scene from Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors. That is precisely the kind of thing I want from films.

I haven't seen Andrei Rublev yet.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:41 (6 months ago) Permalink

Really? You should give it a try if you have time although be forewarned that you might have problems with the clarity of the story and the tightness of the pacing.

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:45 (6 months ago) Permalink

I wouldn't say so at all, the world needs far better aesthetic standards and I'm always complaining about it.

Thank you for fighting the good fight, from all of us here on the All Purpose NYC ILX Film Snob Thread.

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Sunday, 27 April 2014 14:47 (6 months ago) Permalink

I made the animation thread with an appropriately snobby title.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 27 April 2014 15:21 (6 months ago) Permalink

i'd like to see manakamanamakanmanaana soon

sitting on a claud all day gotta make your butt numb (forksclovetofu), Sunday, 27 April 2014 19:20 (6 months ago) Permalink

I was just glad IFC Center hasn't put it in one of the 40-seat 'galleries' yet

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 April 2014 02:50 (6 months ago) Permalink

yeah, shit. i gotta get on that now before that happens.

sitting on a claud all day gotta make your butt numb (forksclovetofu), Monday, 28 April 2014 05:00 (6 months ago) Permalink

double dose of '70s Holmes revisionism tomw night

http://www.filmlinc.com/films/on-sale/sherlock-holmes-debunked

images of war violence and historical smoking (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 April 2014 16:40 (6 months ago) Permalink

Mizoguchi Time!

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 29 April 2014 21:15 (6 months ago) Permalink

I want to come back to what I was talking about above a bit. This isn't just a thing I get with the art house canon, I feel a similar disillusionment with culture in general, it's kind of like that Absurd Child Sydrome thing that was discussed in another thread, it's kind of a constant way I feel about most culture.
I think sometimes the critical assessment of some things need to be downgraded significantly. Especially when I'll admit even many of my favourite things are severely flawed and need to be recommended with major cautions and reservations.
My problem with hyperbole and words like "master" and "masterpiece" is that it creates totally unreal expectations with people who are unfamiliar with whatever genre/medium the piece of work is in and almost inevitably results in a bad comedown that can leave a sour taste that makes you reluctant to come back.
I think calling creators "a master" is particularly bad one because it suggests to me that a creator does something about as well as it could be done and rarely puts a foot wrong. I can't think of anyone in any medium who can live up to that. Even the very best of creators struggle to get their best results and it usually doesn't work out that well most of the time.

I can see how it might be a necessary evil to overrate things because I could imagine being a critic who thinks a director is extremely promising compared to most of the crap they have to sit through and would like more films like this but doesn't truly feel is the sort of revelation they say but maybe that is a white lie that is needed to push against the blockbuster fluff. But again I think it can turn people away from alternative cinema when you keep promising orgasmic epiphanies.

I'm not sure why films seem to me like more of a minefield than other things. Every now and then I'll be pleased about something like Piano Teacher, Page Turner, Innocence, The Hunt; some bits of directors like Fellini, Maya Deren, Brakhage, Maddin, Parajanov, Wim Wenders and Kim Ki Duk. But most of the time I feel like for the time and money is far more of a risk than music(probably the most rewarding, beautiful medium there is).

There is quite a lot of stuff I'm still curious about but I'm always tempted to spend the time/money on books instead. It's really daunting.

Can anyone recommend directors closer to pure visual pleasure without story concerns? Does Kenneth Anger fit that?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 2 May 2014 17:13 (6 months ago) Permalink

Who cares about your hypothetical straweveryman, doesn't he already have enough incoherent but easy to follow junk to gorge on?

Bee Traven Thousand (James Redd and the Blecchs),