They Drive By Night (Walsh, 1940)Wallace and Gromit: The Curse of the Were-Rabbit (Park and Box, 2005)Easy A (Gluck, 2010)Animal Crackers (Heerman, 1930)Sullivan's Travels (Sturges, 1941)Adam's Rib (Cuckor, 1949)All Quiet on the Western Front (Milestone, 1930)Midnight in Paris (Allen, 2011)
All Quiet... was my clear favourite of that lot, with Adam's Rib and Midnight in Paris close behind. Liked/would recommend all of them though, with the exceptions of They Drive By Night and Easy A.
― I Fucked Up (jer.fairall), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 15:55 (1 year ago) Permalink
A Dangerous Method (Cronenberg, 2011) - comments on threadTeorema (Pasolini, 1968) - v funny and awesome, had a coke afterwards.Narita: The Peasants of the Second Fortress (Shinsuke Ogawa, 1971) - in the Japanese films thread.Pastoral Hide-and-seek (Terayama, 1974) - also on that thread.The Eel (Shohei Imamura, 1997) - this ws ok (my library had it for some reason), can't really muster enthusiasm for his films for the most part - although I'd like to re-watch Profound Desire of the Gods again. I guess its the lack of new-waveness that grates, and when its famed like that I can't see the fuss. Its just some crime non-thriller, so what?
― xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
framed, I mean.
― xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 19:59 (1 year ago) Permalink
love The Eel's old-waveness
― Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
lol guess the lack of 'action' and its quirks are 'new wave' ingredients. Overall tho' I kept thinking Imamura = Chabrol.
― xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 21 March 2012 20:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
TowelheadHook, Line and Sinker
― *tera, Thursday, 22 March 2012 00:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Watched Paper Moon last night, what an awesome movie.
― Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Thursday, 22 March 2012 16:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Anybody here on http://letterboxd.com/ ? Social network thing for films, where you can do what we basically do here: list watched films, give ratings, reviews. Also you can make lists, follow friends, etc.It's still in beta testing, and you'll need an invite to join - I have an invite going spare if anyone's interested in checking it out (that person will then receive 3 invites of their own to send out). It's much, much better than Flixster of what-have-you. It's a nicely designed, easy to use site, imo. Anyway, holla if you want the invite. I'm : http://letterboxd.com/davidm2000ad/ btw
― DavidM, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
Boom! (Joseph Losey, 1968) 5/5
Really want to see this - not a failure at all then?
― xyzzzz__, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
I thought it was slightly short of being sublime — amazing photography, hysterical and surreal dialogue (and costumes), and an absolutely stunning setting. The stars are the only thing that keep it from being more widely recognized as a masterpiece, imo — but they are a huge part of the reason it is so great.
― tanuki, Friday, 23 March 2012 17:54 (1 year ago) Permalink
great, thx for saying a bit more.
― xyzzzz__, Friday, 23 March 2012 18:00 (1 year ago) Permalink
haha, I saw Boom! in a beautiful print at Lincoln Center about 5 years ago. It's dreadful, but not boring.
― Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Friday, 23 March 2012 18:03 (1 year ago) Permalink
xyzzzz, i agree w/ you about the eel - i remember it being a bit baggy and all over the place - but really enjoyed a recentish home viewing of his vengeance is mine, which is a lot more 'together', even p exciting in places, and yet still has a 'sociological' emphasis on poverty, prostitution etc. i saw imamura's remake of the ballad of narayama many years ago, and the only thing i can recall now is a scene where an old woman smashes her own teeth out, deliberately (for reasons i can't recall!)
― Ward Fowler, Saturday, 24 March 2012 10:51 (1 year ago) Permalink
Yeah think I saw that years ago, totally forgot about it till now and it was p solid iirc.
On the theme of poverty/prostitution I'd like to see The Pornographers, looks promising.
― xyzzzz__, Saturday, 24 March 2012 12:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
it's not great
― The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Saturday, 24 March 2012 14:58 (1 year ago) Permalink
Distant Voice, Still Lives (1988, Terence Davies) 4/5trilogy (1976-83, Terence Davies) 2/5Keyhole (2011, Guy Maddin) 3/5 (tentative)The Deep Blue Sea (2011, Terence Davies) 3/5Queen of Diamonds (1991, Nina Menkes) 3/5Attenberg (2010, Athina Rachel Tsangari) 4/5La Terra Trema (1948, Luchino Visconti) 4/5Reenactment (1968, Lucian Pintilie) 4/5That Most Important Thing: Love (1975, Andrzej Zulawski) 2/5Salmon Fishing in the Yemen (2011, Lasse Hallstrom) 1/5The Oak (1991, Lucian Pintile) 4/5Detachment (2011, Tony Kaye) 1/5
― Literal Facepalms (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 24 March 2012 15:24 (1 year ago) Permalink
Henry Poole was HereMuppets Take ManhattanDoctor ZhivagoFools Rush In
― *tera, Sunday, 25 March 2012 22:20 (1 year ago) Permalink
Adam Bruneau: When I saw Paper Moon as a kid on VHS I kept rewinding to the part where they make change for $10. I wanted to learn how to do that swindle and make so much money, ha!
― *tera, Sunday, 25 March 2012 22:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
KuronekoApollonides (sp?)Un Ete Brulant
― Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 25 March 2012 22:27 (1 year ago) Permalink
Have been watching a lot of pulpy things recently.
The Oregonian 3.5/5Possession 5/5Dale & Tucker vs Evil 3/5Don't Torture A Duckling 3/5Lizard In A Woman's Skin 4/5Night Of The Hunted 4.5/5To Live & Die In LA 5/5Miami Vice 4/5S. Darko 4/5Paris Is Burning 5/5The Shrine 2.5/5
― Une semaine de Bunty (ShariVari), Sunday, 25 March 2012 22:38 (1 year ago) Permalink
How was Kuroneko?
― tanuki, Sunday, 25 March 2012 23:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
Night of the HunterBrute Force
― *tera, Thursday, 29 March 2012 05:39 (1 year ago) Permalink
Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011)The Awakening (Nick Murphy, 2011)Paris, Texas (Wim Wenders, 1984)The Hunger Games (Gary Ross, 2012)The Devils (Ken Russell, 1971)Tabloid (Errol Morris, 2011)The Mosquito Coast (Peter Weir, 1986)
― DavidM, Thursday, 29 March 2012 12:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Knack... and How to Get It (1965)-really enjoyed this film!
― *tera, Sunday, 1 April 2012 05:08 (1 year ago) Permalink
Mexico: the Frozen Revolution (Raymundo Gleyzer, 1973) - doc detailing the history from the Mexican revolution and how that ws suppressed by the emergent middle class culminating in the '68 student murders. Its a familiar story, leaves wanting more details and questions...
Salaam Dunk (David Fine, 2011) - as part of the Human Rights fest at the ICA. A heartwarming story around the university's Iraqui Women's basketball players and their American coach - can't doubt the personal good intentions, unfortunately had to ask myself if this wasn't using culture to build bridges and 'civilise'.
Enchanted Earth (Glauber Roach, 1967) - drama of another revolution betrayed. Its told with a really unique style -- wilful obsfucation of plot satifyingly replaced with powerful allegory matched by pristine cinematography. A film where risks are truly being taken.
High School (Frederick Wiseman, 1968) - fine and watchable but I'm hardly going to get behind someone that accepts the manipulative nature of docs by piling more of it. Easy answers.
― xyzzzz__, Sunday, 1 April 2012 11:15 (1 year ago) Permalink
@tanuki "Kuroneko" is a beauty.
Ronin - Finally saw this. Was fun. Blu-ray looks amazing.
― Lawanda Pageboy (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 1 April 2012 16:23 (1 year ago) Permalink
Great Expectations (David Lean, 1946) 3.5/5Withnail and I (Bruce Robinson, 1987) 5/5A Dangerous Method (David Cronenberg, 2011) 4/5Butterflys Tongue (Jose Luis Cuerda, 1999) 4/5Parked (Darragh Byrne, 2011) 1/5The Firm (Alan Clarke, 1989) 4/5My Beautiful Laundrette (Stephen Frears, 1985) 3/5The Sleeping Voice (Benito Zambrano, 2011) 3/5
― Michael B Higgins (Michael B), Sunday, 1 April 2012 23:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Long, Long Trailer
― *tera, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 05:28 (1 year ago) Permalink
I liked Wiseman's High School and Hospital.
― *tera, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 05:29 (1 year ago) Permalink
Song of Summer (Ken Russell, 1968) 4.5/5In the Mouth of Madness (John Carpenter, 1994) 3/5The Terrorizers (Edward Yang, 1986) 3/5The Devils (Ken Russell, 1971) 5/5Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992) 4/5The Duellists (Ridley Scott, 1977) 3/5The Debussy Film (Ken Russell, 1965) 4/5Always on Sunday (Ken Russell, 1965) 3.5/5
― tanuki, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 12:50 (1 year ago) Permalink
eating raoul ('82 bartel)lips of blood ('75 rollin)the nude vampire ('69 rollin)killing car ('89 rollin)13 going on 30 ('04 winick)your highness ('11 gordon green) (-3/5 btw)the piano teacher ('02 haneke)no strings attached ('11 reitman)two girls and a guy ('97 toback)the end of violence ('97 wenders)new york stories ('89 allen/coppola/scorsese)
― johnny crunch, Tuesday, 3 April 2012 15:46 (1 year ago) Permalink
Shadows Of Forgotten Ancestors
Oh my lord what a film. Was a bit tired when I started watching but the whole thing jolted me awake, such a weird film, really doesn't seem like it's nearly 50 years old.
― Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 6 April 2012 10:01 (1 year ago) Permalink
oh yeah that's great. was this the hawk & a hacksaw remix thing?
― john-claude van donne (schlump), Friday, 6 April 2012 10:16 (1 year ago) Permalink
No, just got the straight DVD. Can see how AHAAH would be perfect to do stuff for that. The OST is amazing.
― Cragenham Craig (Craigo Boingo), Friday, 6 April 2012 10:17 (1 year ago) Permalink
they sorta skimmed in & out of suiting the film. but the film was beautiful, yeah, the light and the colour's gorgeous, he really knew how to spin a camera around for the sheer messy optics of film grain, i feels so delirious sometimes
― john-claude van donne (schlump), Friday, 6 April 2012 10:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
British Sounds (JLG, 1969)Climates (Nuri Ceylan, 2006)Tabloid (Errol Morris, 2010)
Re-watched:Karate Kid and about half of Lawrence of Arabia - knew the boy's own bullshit would put me to sleep (really in need due to flu recovery) and right enough it did.
― xyzzzz__, Sunday, 8 April 2012 19:43 (1 year ago) Permalink
Times Square (1980, Allan Moyle) 3/5The Killing of a Chinese Bookie (1976, John Cassavetes) 4/5It's Only Money (1962, Frank Tashlin) 3/5The Long Day Closes (1992, Terence Davies) 4/5The Big Lebowski(1998, Joel Coen) 3/5Hard Times (1975, Walter Hill) 4/5Sleepwalk (1986, Sara Driver) 2/5Four Lovers (2010, Antony Cordier) 2/5Las Acacias (2011, Pablo Giorgelli) 3/5Zero for Conduct (1933, Jean Vigo) 5/5
― World Congress of Itch (Dr Morbius), Monday, 9 April 2012 11:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
nuri ceylan is good, he is an exemplar of the current sort of /international style/ of ~serious cinema~ that might be transposed from one continent to another, while allowing a sensitivity to local climate, myths, decor etc
― The term “hipster racism” from Carmen Van Kerckhove at Racialicious (nakhchivan), Monday, 9 April 2012 12:47 (1 year ago) Permalink
Kind of, see it as a continuation-furthering of a style that began in parts of SE Asia in the 80s.
Haven't seen his new one..
― xyzzzz__, Monday, 9 April 2012 19:26 (1 year ago) Permalink
The Divide (2011)-yuk!Our Idiot Brother (2011)
― *tera, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:33 (1 year ago) Permalink
Times Square and Eating Raoul were two films I watched pretty close together when I was in this 80's film phase for a month. Foxes(1980) was what I watched right after Times Square as a double feature.
― *tera, Monday, 9 April 2012 22:37 (1 year ago) Permalink
requiem for a vampire (rollin '71)late marriage (kosashvili '01)30 minutes or less (fleischer '11)same time, next year (mulligan '78)friends with benefits (gluck '11)the crazy family (ishii '84)nights of cabiria (fellini '57)la ronde (ophuls '50)
― johnny crunch, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 12:40 (1 year ago) Permalink
<3 la ronde
― tanuki, Tuesday, 10 April 2012 13:05 (1 year ago) Permalink
Old School (Todd Philips, 2002) 2/5The Shootist (Monte Hellman, 1966) 3/5The Awakening (Nick Murphy, 2011) 3.5/5Wuthering Heights (Andrea Arnold, 2011) 3.5/5Best Laid Plans (David Blair, 2012) 4/5Repulsion (Roman Polanski, 1965) 4.5/5The Artist (Michel Hazanavicius, 2011) 3.5/5Naked (Mike Leigh, 1993) 4.5/5Chop Shop (Ramin Bahrani, 2007) 3.5/5They Might Be Giants (Anthony Harvey, 1971) 4/5
― fun loving and xtremely tolrant (Billy Dods), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 16:07 (1 year ago) Permalink
Not Reconciled (Straub-Huillet, 1965) - hilariously imcomprehensible.Offside (Jafar Panahi, 2006) - best film about football - hardly much competition on that front tho'.This is not a Film (Jafar Panahi, 2011) - much funnier than I thought it was going to be. And goes w/out saying, its a superlative film.Fire in Babylon (Stevan Riley, 2010) - doc about the 15 year period of West Indian dominance. Not sure about some of the claims of the team's significance outside the cricket - wanted more on that, and maybe a chunk of an update post-dominance too and for the claims to be examined in relation to that.
― xyzzzz__, Wednesday, 11 April 2012 18:42 (1 year ago) Permalink
As a Windies fan, i enjoyed Fire In Babylon but it didn't really do enough to convey their sporting brilliance or provide much meat on the broader political significance.
Rather glad they didn't provide a post-dominance update though :(
― Une semaine de Bunty (ShariVari), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:12 (1 year ago) Permalink
Bored at home with the kids this week and we have watched
Matilda (1996) - funny & cute & weird Dahl adaptation with a truly unnerving scary woman.Catwoman (2004) - I think we're the only people in the world who quite liked this.The Dark Knight (2008) - Awesome fun but over-long imo.Stuart Little 2 (2002) - meh, but my daughter liked it.Cirque du Freak: The Vampire's Assistant (2009) - entertaining and quirky Vampire/freak thing based on books my son loved.
― we are not bemused (onimo), Wednesday, 11 April 2012 19:19 (1 year ago) Permalink
then 'Enter The Dragon' tonight <3
― we are not bemused (onimo), Thursday, 12 April 2012 00:41 (1 year ago) Permalink
john carter 1/5beyond atlantis 2/5the kid with a bike 4/5four flies on grey velvet 4/5 (lovely new blu-ray, watched on a massive screen mmm)the house of laughing windows 3/5scream 4 3/5cold prey 2: resurrection 3/5
― Ward Fowler, Thursday, 12 April 2012 08:06 (1 year ago) Permalink
Dracula - Prince of Darkness (Terence Fisher, 1966. Blu-ray) 4/5Lolita (Stanley Kubrick, 1962. Blu-ray) 4/5Wrath of the Titans (Jonathan Liebsman, 2012. Cinema) 2/5Clash of the Titans (Desmond Davis, 1981. TV) 3.5/5In Time (Andrew Nicol, 2011. DVD) 2/5Real Steel (Shawn Levy, 2011. Blu-ray) 3/5Sid & Nancy (Alex Cox, 1986. TV) 2.5/5Repo Man (Alex Cox, 1984. Blu-ray) 4.5/5The Pirates! In an Adventure with Scientists! (Peter Lord, 2012. Cinema) 4/5
― DavidM, Friday, 13 April 2012 13:36 (1 year ago) Permalink