fanny and alexander (after talking to alfred about it)marwencolthe hangover (first time. it was okay...)kung fu panda 2still walkingsummer war
― remy bean, Thursday, 2 June 2011 15:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
The RunawaysSaltMST3K: The MovieBlack SwanThor
― Shart Shaped Box (Phil D.), Thursday, 2 June 2011 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
I also saw The Hangover 2, which was exactly like The Hangover
― low-rent black gangster nicknamed Bootsy (DJP), Thursday, 2 June 2011 15:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Killing of a Chinese Bookie The Wages of FearHesherThe Troll HunterFish TankLupid the Third: The Castle of CagliostroThe ConformistMind GameThe IllusionistCome and SeeM Mind Game
― wabi sabi, Thursday, 2 June 2011 16:11 (1 year ago) Permalink
Speed RacerPsychoSpiderholeGainsbourgChico & RitaAttack the BlockPeeping TomMorning Glory
― Hippocratic Oaf (DavidM), Friday, 3 June 2011 11:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
Nostalgia for the Light
how was this, morbs? i have the battle of chile set ready to plough through but think this might be a gentler intro to guzman. it sounds great.
some recent things:sharale quattro volte (great!)isle of flowersanimal crackers (which i forgot i'd seen, & can't imagine remembering well enough to negate the pleasure of rescreening)correspondences (eugene green)puppetmaster (don't want to start a revolt but actually sorta kinda underwhelmed?, i felt like it demanded a cinema viewing, & was sorta too much to take in at home; i'm still drawn to his more recent 'urban female' films, & will probably veer that way when catching up on his '80s stuff)
― stately, plump bunk moreland (schlump), Friday, 3 June 2011 11:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Secrets in Their Eyes (Campanella, 2009)Boogie Nights (Anderson, 1996)Winter's Bone (Granik, 2010)A Single Man (Ford, 2009)Festen (Vinterberg, 1998)Blow Out (De Capra, 1981)Double Indemnity (Wilder, 1944)Amelie (Jeunet, 2001)The New World (Malick, 2005)Thumbsucker (Mills, 2005)Shanghai Express (von Sternberg, 1932)
― Cluster the boots (Billy Dods), Sunday, 5 June 2011 20:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
Messiah Of Evil (dir W Huych & G Katz, 1973)The Room (dir T Wiseau, 2003)The Cremator (dir J Herz, 1969)The Happiness Of The Katakuris (dir T Miike, 2001)Wizard of Gore (dir Herschell Gordon Lewis, 1970)The War Game (dir P Watkins, 1965)Threads (dir M Jackson, 1984)Rare Exports (dir J Helander, 2010)Morgiana (dir J Herz, 1972)Amer (dir H Cattet & B Forzani , 2009)Thundercrack! (dir C McDowell, 1975) Cult Of The Damned aka Angel Angel Down We Go (dir R Thom, 1969)Penda's Fen (dir A Clarke, 1973)Possession (dir A Żuławski, 1981)The Stone Tape (dir P Sasdy, 1972)Mumsy, Nanny, Sonny & Girly (dir F Francis, 1970)Teorema (dir P P Pasolini, 1968)
Most of these have been film club type nights at ours, it's alarmingly rare we just stick on a DVD on a whim. Only a couple of those at the cinema too ('The Room' and 'Rare Exports').
― Neil O'Jism (Craigo Boingo), Sunday, 5 June 2011 20:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Most of these have been film club type nights at ours, it's alarmingly rare we just stick on a DVD on a whim.
yeah i am this way all the time now. i find it harder & harder to watch films, i think because of the quicker-hit of episodic stuff, and the weird intimidation of knowing that if you start watching something at ten, when it's over it won't be long before you have to go to sleep. making it film night makes it formal & makes me get around to watching stuff that would be easier to postpone. we're watching perfumed nightmare, next, i think.
― stately, plump bunk moreland (schlump), Sunday, 5 June 2011 20:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
Funeral Parade Of Roses is next for us I think. Possession and The Other Side Of Underneath likely soon.
― Neil O'Jism (Craigo Boingo), Sunday, 5 June 2011 20:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Other GuysA Nightmare On Elm StreetHollywood EndingAnything ElseMelinda & MelindaThorIron ManIron Man 2The Incredible HulkBridesmaids
It seems clear in hindsight that I'm trying to come back from a month of films like the just-mentioned Possession (seriously one of the best and most nightmarishly-overwhelming movies I've ever seen), Enter The Void, and multiple viewings of Eraserhead. I've maybe not been in the best place lately...
― SNEEZED GOING DOWN STEPS, PAIN WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 5 June 2011 21:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh, and after poring through the ILX thread yesterday, I'm determined to see a matinee of The Tree of Life tomorrow afternoon.
― SNEEZED GOING DOWN STEPS, PAIN WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON (Deric W. Haircare), Sunday, 5 June 2011 21:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
I wasn't manic for Nostalgia for the Light, but it's undeniably worthwhile, and perpetrates some visual coups that will be diminished on a home screen, alas.
― the gay bloggers are onto the faggot tweets (Dr Morbius), Monday, 6 June 2011 15:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
I saw the Hangover 2 :(
― hello (jel --), Monday, 6 June 2011 15:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Last Man on EarthNowhere BoyRed White & BlueTheater of BloodBridesmaidsThe Other GuysVampire CircusWitchfinder GeneralWet Hot American SummerMarwencol
― Darin, Monday, 6 June 2011 15:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
blank cityaltman's popeyethe original arthurthe heartbreak kid remakeplease give
― are you are missing whiney (get bent), Monday, 6 June 2011 17:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
haven't seen much in theaters lately, but tree of life will prob be my next one.
― are you are missing whiney (get bent), Monday, 6 June 2011 17:53 (1 year ago) Permalink
badlandsmidnight in parisdate nightdespicable me
― akm, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 04:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Saw The Tree of Life, gushed excessively about it in its own thread.
Also somehow forgot to include The Cannonball Run in my list above. And Flight of the Navigator. No, I couldn't really tell you why.
― SNEEZED GOING DOWN STEPS, PAIN WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON (Deric W. Haircare), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 04:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
mixture of cinema, blu-ray and dvd:
the townmonstersx-men: first classa swedish love storyblue valentinelaputa - castle in the skyof gods and menpina13 assassinsdepartures
― Bill A, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 09:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
a swedish love story
is that the first, sorta-conventional-looking roy andersson? how is it, if so?
― stately, plump bunk moreland (schlump), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 10:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
ah, such a shame as i'll never get to a screening, here. i'll report back on the other guzmans when i'm an expert on chilean history.
― stately, plump bunk moreland (schlump), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 10:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
>is that the first, sorta-conventional-looking roy andersson?
yeah - it got a recent DVD release (in the UK at least). I *loved* it. Not many hints of the visual style that he'd develop as he went on, but there's lots of dialogue which is uncannily like stuff from ...Second Floor etc ie. monologuing, despairing. It's shot almost documentary fashion, so there's a very appealing rawness and it does look beautiful - a glorious Swedish summer captured on film.
― Bill A, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 10:35 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh that's great. i'd wondered if it was a minor, hired-gun sorta studio thing, but reading up it sounds really interesting. i'll check it out.
just to continue to turn this thread into a personal q-&-a, how was Nowhere Boy, darin? it looked impossibly bad and yet i kept hearing good things about it.
― stately, plump bunk moreland (schlump), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 11:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Upsetter: The Life and Music of Lee Scratch PerryRejoice & ShoutTales from the Crypt (Amicus)X Men First ClassBeen Rich All My LifeHiruko the Goblin
― MrDasher, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 15:48 (1 year ago) Permalink
I failed to keep track for a couple of months, damn it. But the most recent batch includes Night of the HunterWise BloodNight Train to Munich
― what made my hamburger disappear (WmC), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 15:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
Blue ValentineHobo with a ShotgunX-Men: First ClassThey LiveThorFair GameBridesmaidsThe ConspiratorOf Gods and MenSlapshot
― my downeaster ilxor (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 20:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh yeah, that reminds me, I saw Thor as well.
Was scrolling upthread and got a small lol from this:
Blow Out (De Capra, 1981)
― what made my hamburger disappear (WmC), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 20:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
duh, wishful thinking on my part, either that or a brainfart. He's not as good as Hitchberg.
― Cluster the boots (Billy Dods), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 20:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
― my downeaster ilxor (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 20:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
my recent 'love film' rentals:
Minne & MoskowitzThe Queen of SpadesTiger of Bengal/The Tomb of LoveTwo in the WaveCertified Copy
Last film I saw at the cinema - Renaldo and Clara!
― Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:02 (1 year ago) Permalink
going to Incendies later....
― my downeaster ilxor (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
I saw "Went the Day Well" at Film Forum a couple weeks ago. A solid B sleeper. It starts out in light comedy/social satire mode, but then takes a hard dive into gritty thriller territory. Well-paced and entertaining throughout.
― o. nate, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Cave of Forgotten DreamsThe New WorldMidnight in ParisThe Wild and Wonderful World of the WhitesShock 'Em DeadMcCabe and Mrs. MillerMy Dinner with AndreStep Up 3ElizabethtownBirdemic
― polyphonic, Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
Shoeshine (1946, Vittorio De Sica)Cave of Forgotten Dreams (2010, Werner Herzog)Vertigo (1958, Alfred Hitchcock)Went the Day Well? (1942, Cavalcanti)Le Rayon Vert (1986, Eric Rohmer)Tuesday, After Christmas (2010, Radu Muntean)Midnight in Paris (2011, Woody Allen)
three docs from the Human Rights Watch film fest:
Better This World (airs on PBS in Sept)Love Crimes of Kabul (HBO in July)You Don't Like the Truth -- 4 Days Inside Guantanamo
― already president FYI (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 07:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
Minne & Moskowitz
i watched this at home, recently, too, and it blew my mind. mainly because of the contrast between hearing, almost incessantly, & practically knowing, that it was cassavetes' 'lightest', 'funniest' film, his romantic comedy, and then seeing the first forty five minutes.
and after the fact it turns out to be something not unlike that, but just after a circuitous journey.
it looks beautiful too.
renaldo & clara wasn't at the GFT, was it?
tentatively psyched for this.
― stately, plump bunk moreland (schlump), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 08:57 (1 year ago) Permalink
Watching a lot of old movies with my son, recently - stuff like North by Northwest, Man from Laramie or Quatermass and the Pit. It's a fantastic experience, his reactions made the films brand new to me too.
― Marco Damiani, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 10:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
CasinoI ClownsYMO:PropagandaHorror Express
― Vendo Caramelos A Veces Sin Dinero (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
cave of forgotten dreamsdark habitsin the realm of the senseshideawayishtarpenn & teller get killedwild grassnine
― johnny crunch, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Makioka SistersThe Straight StoryCrossfireOn Dangerous GroundVampyrMidnight in ParisMeek's CutoffThorMy Man GodfreyFrom Here to Eternity
― The Edge of Gloryhole (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:30 (1 year ago) Permalink
Cave of Forgotten DreamsMassacre at Central HighIsle of the DeadMidnight MoviesHuman DesireFrom Beyond the GraveThe Education of Shelby Knox
― MrDasher, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 16:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
bigger than lifeto be and to haveenemies: a love storywax, or the discovery of television among the beesmax mon amourwater drops on burning rocksthreadsa generationlet's make love
― johnny crunch, Wednesday, 13 July 2011 15:36 (1 year ago) Permalink
last summer - this was incredible btw - (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Last_Summer)
wild at heartthe fighterkanalrolling thunderhigh artthe yardstie me up! tie me down!
― johnny crunch, Friday, 29 July 2011 11:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
I Clowns : Wow. Had never seen this one. Loved it.Inception (2nd time. Hated it first time around in theatre.. Liked it much better this time)The Brasher Doubloon: Cool slept-on old noirThe Tree Of Life: <3 x 1000Syndromes And A CenturyThe Aviator (stopped about 90 mins in. Still awful.)Werner Herzog 2010 UCSB Interview : (Cool 2 hour long intvw with WH found on the interwebs)
― Vendo Caramelos A Veces Sin Dinero (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 29 July 2011 14:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
been wanting to see last summer for a while, seems like something criterion should tackle
lol @ the last movies I've seen in the theaters
x-men first classgreen lanternharry potter & dh pt 2tree of life
― big RZA in my backyard (Edward III), Friday, 29 July 2011 14:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
Enter the Void - avoid.
Cross of Iron - on blu-ray. Haven't watched this since I was a kid, but a lot of it had stayed with me, and it was good to revisit after all this time. Many terrific scenes, but doesn't quite add up to a wholly satisfactory whole for some reason. Coburn - an actor who it feels has been overlooked somewhat - is solid, but the best scene is between James Mason and David Warner as demoralised German officers:Mason: "What will we do when we lose this war?"Warner: "Prepare for the next"
Burke & Hare - Landis, Pegg, Serkis. Mildly entertaining rubbish.
Winter's Bone - Not quite the misery porn I was dreading. Pretty decent.
Howl - Boring.
Inferno - Argento's messy headscratcher on blu. It's pretty bad, but a few brilliant and bizarre moments redeem it. The tales from behind the scenes are revealing (Argento didn't shoot the memorable flooded cellar scene - he was ill in hospital. And when the actress in that scene became ill herself, he hastily had her character killed off. Such anecdotes go towards explaining the disjointedness of the film).
Morning Glory - Quite enjoyed this. Rachel McAdams is ridic cute, Ford is ridic growly. It's fun.
Stanley Kubrick collection on blu-ray: 2001 and Barry Lyndon look so, so good. Blew me away. The only issue I have with Lyndon is the central performance. Ryan O'Neil just isn't believable, sympathetic or very interesting, imo (also see Tom Cruise in EWS). I didn't enjoy Full Metal Jacket all that much. The first half is really repetitive, the second half kinda empty.
― Beating up the Ritz (DavidM), Friday, 29 July 2011 16:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
skipping the real stinkers:
Billy Budd (1962, Peter Ustinov)Born to Be Bad (1950, Nicholas Ray)The Interrupters (2011, Steve James)19 Buster Keaton shorts (1920-23)Gainsbourg: A Heroic Life (2010, Joann Sfar)Girls About Town (1931, George Cukor)Union Depot (1932, Alfred E. Green)Littlerock (2010, Mike Ott)Waterloo Bridge (1931, James Whale)The Optimists (2006, Goran Paskaljevic)Four Adventures of Reinette & Mirabelle (1987, Eric Rohmer)Weekend (2011, Andrew Haigh)Happy (2011, Roko Belic)Leap Year (2010, Michael Rowe)Planet of the Apes (1968, Franklin Schaffner)Terri (2011, Azazel Jacobs)Momma's Man (2008, Azazel Jacobs)The Tree of Life (2011, Terrence Malick)
― incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 04:04 (1 year ago) Permalink
― Burrito Nimontana (admrl), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 04:09 (1 year ago) Permalink
what'd you think of Leap Year, morbius
― http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_i_qxQztHRI (Princess TamTam), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 04:09 (1 year ago) Permalink