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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink
― my downeaster ilxor (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 20:43 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink
going to Incendies later....
― my downeaster ilxor (Neanderthal), Tuesday, 7 June 2011 21:03 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years ago) Permalink
CasinoI ClownsYMO:PropagandaHorror Express
― Vendo Caramelos A Veces Sin Dinero (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:12 (2 years ago) Permalink
cave of forgotten dreamsdark habitsin the realm of the senseshideawayishtarpenn & teller get killedwild grassnine
― johnny crunch, Wednesday, 15 June 2011 14:27 (2 years 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 (2 years 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 (2 years 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
― incredibly middlebrow (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 24 August 2011 04:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
Black Book (Verhoeven, 2006)Bronco Bullfrog (Platts-Mills, 1969)Mr Nice (Rose, 2011)Trading Places (Landis, 1982)Strange Powers:Stephin Merritt and the Magnetic Fields (Fix, O'Hara, 2010)Attack the Block (Cornish, 2011)Black Dynamite (Sanders, 2009)Gainsbourg (Sfar, 2010)Red (Schwentke, 2010)The Cement Garden (Birkin, 1989)The Guard (McDonagh, 2011)
― The multi-talented F.R. David (Billy Dods), Sunday, 9 October 2011 10:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
Saw Thor and Super last night...
Thor was good...Super was depressing.
― jel --, Sunday, 9 October 2011 11:21 (1 year ago) Permalink
Horrible Bosses (crap)Red State (crap)Sense and Sensibility (love this, second time watching it)Michael Clayton (ok)Salvador (love this, second time watching it)
― Michael B, Sunday, 9 October 2011 11:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
Since my last post in this thread:
Funeral Parade of Roses (dir T Matsumoto, 1969)You, the Living (dir R Andersson, 2007)Il Profumo della Signora in Nero (dir F Barilli, 1974)The Night Of The Hunted (dir J Rollin, 1979)Deep End (dir J Skolimowski, 1970)Lake Mungo (dir J Anderson, 2008)Vampyr (dir CT Dreyer, 1932) The Day After (dir N Meyer, TV 1983)When The Wind Blows (dir J Murakami, 1986)Séance on a Wet Afternoon (dir B Forbes, 1964)Last Night (dir D McKellar, 1998)The Year Of The Sex Olympics (dir M Elliot, TV 1968)Privilege (dir P Watkins, 1967)
Thinking about 'Footprints On The Moon' (1975), 'The Shout' (1978), Songs From The Second Floor (2000) for watching soon.
― Yeah Yeah Bohney (Craigo Boingo), Thursday, 26 January 2012 00:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
I'm on (mostly) low-brow overdrive of late:
RobocopTotal RecallBarakaThe Song Remains The SameThe Kids Are AlrightTango & CashCobraOur Idiot BrotherHatchetThe SentinelThe Legend Of Hell HouseDazed & ConfusedThe Terminator
― SNEEZED GOING DOWN STEPS, PAIN WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 26 January 2012 00:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
(That's The Who's Kids Are Alright, for those who aren't in any way keeping score.)
― SNEEZED GOING DOWN STEPS, PAIN WHEN PUTTING SOCKS ON (Deric W. Haircare), Thursday, 26 January 2012 00:52 (1 year ago) Permalink
midnight runcharley varrickthe sting
― teaky frigger (darraghmac), Thursday, 26 January 2012 01:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
strip search ('04 lumet)haywire ('12 soderbergh)the hole ('98 tsai ming-liang)eden lake ('08 watkins)marriage material ('11 swanberg)fahrenheit 451 ('66 truffaut)the king's speech ('10 hooper)inside daisy clover ('65 mulligan)
― johnny crunch, Thursday, 26 January 2012 13:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
Adjustment Bureau (George Nolfi, 2011)The Boyfriend (Ken Russell, 1971)Kill List (Ben Wheatley, 2011)Incendies (Dennis Villeneuve, 2010)Gran Torino (Clint Eastwood, 2008)Holy Rollers (Kevin Asch, 2011)Deep Red (Dario Argento, 1975)
― fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
hey craigo, 'the year of the sex olympics' is written by nigel kneale, yes - is there a legit release?
most recent dvd i watched - carnal knowledge (never seen this before - think i'd built it up in my mind too much, cos i was a bit underwhelmed - the ending is esp dreadful - but would still like to see little murders, another film written by jules fieffer (some of whose comics i love, esp his great graphic nov Tantrum))
― Ward Fowler, Thursday, 26 January 2012 14:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Ratatouille (Brad Bird/Jan Pinkava, 2010)Moneyball (Bennett Miller, 2011)Snowtown (Justin Kurzel, 2011)Another Earth (Mike Cahill, 2011)Potiche (Francois Ozon, 2010)The Informers (Gregor Jordan, 2008)Au Revoir Les Enfants (Louis Malle, 1987)The Trip (Michael Winterbottom, 2010)
― Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Thursday, 26 January 2012 17:18 (1 year ago) Permalink
ratatouille ftw there
― teaky frigger (darraghmac), Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Haywire (Steven Soderberg, 2012)Melancholia (Lars Von Trier, 2011)Dangerous Liasons (Stephen Frears, 1988)Belle de Jour (Louis Brunel, 1967)Attack the Block (Joe Cornish, 2011)Une Femme est un Femme (Jean-Luc Goddard, 1961)Jules et Jim (Francois Truffaut, 1961)The Tree of Life (Terrance Malick, 2011)The Outsiders (Francis Ford Coppolla, 1983The Innocents (Jack Clayton, 1961)Le Cercle Rouge (Jean-Pierre Mellville, 1970)
― DavidM, Thursday, 26 January 2012 19:56 (1 year ago) Permalink
― DavidM, Thursday, 26 January 2012 20:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
Kind of guessing and working backwards here:
Gimme ShelterMr. Mike's Mondo VideoWedding CrashersThe DescentCarnageBranded To KillTokyo DrifterDiaboliqueDark of The SunRancho DeluxeRancho NotoriousPuncture
― Lady Writer, Male Seether (C. Grisso/McCain), Thursday, 26 January 2012 20:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
Not a legit release sadly, yr bog-standard DVDr jobbie. The BFI put it out a while back didn't it? Think it's stupid money for a proper copy.
― Yeah Yeah Bohney (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 27 January 2012 00:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Essential KillingSubmarineHobo with a ShotgunAnimal KingdomSucker PunchGreen LanternMeek's CutoffWar HorseThe Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (Fincher)MargaretFive Easy PiecesWhisper of the Heart
mix of cinema and home, some for the first time.
Would you recommend? I'm tempted to get the Criterion blu, have heard good things from a couple of friends.
― that mustardless plate (Bill A), Friday, 27 January 2012 12:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Tintin : yeah it had ADD but I loved this.Hamlet (Branagh) : Also kind of manic but I guess that's the point(?) Liked.The Age Of The MediciThe Puppet Master Habemus PapamSleeping Beauty (Leigh) : this was terrible
― Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 27 January 2012 17:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
>Tokyo DrifterWould you recommend? I'm tempted to get the Criterion blu, have heard good things from a couple of friends.
Yeah, I'd recommend it, although I'm more of a Branded... fan myself. When watching TD, take in the spectacle and don't worry about the story so much. I have the reissue DVD, which is gorgeous, but I've heard the blu is beyond stunning.
― Lady Writer, Male Seether (C. Grisso/McCain), Friday, 27 January 2012 18:13 (1 year ago) Permalink
the mill & the cross (lech majewski): not sure what to make of it, some aspects of it were rly impressive tho
― am0n, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Myth of the American SleepoverBeginnersMeek's CutoffThe first 40 minutes of The HelpCertified CopyThe Ides of MarchNostalgia for the LightThe Rise of the Planet of the ApesMoneyballLe Quattro Volte
― polyphonic, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
Oh, and The Grey
― polyphonic, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:44 (1 year ago) Permalink
Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
― Nicole, Tuesday, 31 January 2012 20:51 (1 year ago) Permalink