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Picking up from under the long white beard of this thread. We should be able to get a few years out of this one before it gets unwieldy.

Kicking off, here's my July 15th to 31st:

* The Thomas Crown Affair (Jewison, 1968) 📽️
* Bullitt (first three or four reels until the second projector broke: one had already died during Thomas Crown) (Yates, 1968) 📽️
Blade II (del Toro, 2002)
Ibiza (Richanbach, 2018) 📺
Hands Across The Table (Leisen, 1935) 📽️
* Bullitt (went back to see the latter reels) (Yates, 1968) 📽️
Leave No Trace (Granik, 2018)
Adult Beginners (Katz, 2014) 📺
The Apple (Golan, 1980)
* My Man Godfrey (La Cava,1936) 📽️
Blindspotting (Lopez Estrada, 2018)
Eighth Grade (Burnham,2018)
* Ronin (Frankenheimer, 1998) 📽️
To Live & Die In LA (Friedkin, 1985) 📽️
Across The Universe (Taymor, 2007)

The film ones were all on 35mm. The TV (streaming) ones were both bad.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 10 August 2018 17:20 (ten months ago) Permalink

what did you think of Eighth Grade & Blindspotting?

flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 17:22 (ten months ago) Permalink

Deadpool 2 (4/10)
Comanche Station (7/10)
L'Amore Molesto (8/10)

An Uphill Battle For Legumes (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 10 August 2018 17:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

The Counselor (Ridley Scott/Cormac McCarthy, 2013). I saw this in a theater and didn't like it much, but recently learned that the Blu-Ray included a director's cut that was 20 minutes longer. I bought it on eBay for $5 and miraculously, the long version is a really good movie! Recommended.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

Eighth Grade I've said a little about in EIGHTH GRADE (2018, written & directed by Bo Burnham, starring Elsie Fisher) , but its most remarkable achievement is the way the audience get situated right with Kayla, both through Elsie Fisher's heart-open performance and the script. Everything feels as traumatic and monumental as stresses and anxieties do at that age, there's absolutely no adult tone present framing it as "one day she'll realise how minor all this was" or "oof, remember how that used to feel"." We're totally present in the milieu, despite so many elements deliberately excluding adult perspectives.

Blindspotting has a little first-film-iness to the script, but is totally carried by the onscreen charisma and chemistry of the writers. If civilisation lasts another ten years, it'll be interesting to see how much the tech-bro-gentrification themes feel like a period piece vs a valuable snapshot of a tipping point. Right now I imagine it'd be largely baffling to non-city-dwelling audiences.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:04 (ten months ago) Permalink

xp wait, WHAT?

mh, Friday, 10 August 2018 19:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yeah wow, I actually have that blu ray, maybe I’ll watch it tonight

flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 19:32 (ten months ago) Permalink

Secret of the Blue Room (Neumann, 1933)
*Lost Horizon (Capra, 1937)
#A Kiss in the Dark (surviving reels) (Tuttle, 1925)
#Too Many Kisses (Sloane, 1925) (personal festival highlight)
#Your Technocracy and Mine (Benchley, 1933)
#The Mad Game (Cummings, 1933)
#We Faw Down (McCarey, 1928)
#The House That Shadows Built (unidentified Paramount drudges, 1931)
#On the Brink (Porter & Weber, 1911)
#Romola (King, 1924)
*#The Cocoanuts (Florey & Santley, 1929)
#Mamba (Rogell, 1930)
#The Circus of Life (Julian, 1917)
#The Stolen Ranch (Wyler, 1926)
#Princess Lady Bug (Barker, 1930)
#The Storm (Wyler, 1930)
*#Brats (Parrott, 1930)
#Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (Del Ruth, 1934)
#A Daughter of the Law (Cunard, 1921)
#The Night of Love (Fitzmaurice, 1927)
#Television Highlights (Schwarzwald, 1936)
#School for Swing (Schwarzwald, 1937)
#It's Great To Be Alive (Werker, 1932)
*#The Coming of Sunbeam (Guy, 1913)
#Twenty Dollars a Week (Weight, 1924)
#Ed Sullivan's Headliners (Schwarzwald, 1934)
#Her First Mate (Wyler, 1933)
#Call of the Cumberlands (Lloyd, 1916)
#The Rescue (Brenon, 1929)

#Capitolfest 16, or J.Lu Yet Again Is Reminded that Not All Silent and Pre-Code Films Are Classics.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Monday, 13 August 2018 12:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

celebrating the new thread with some all timers (uk folks nuts in may is back on the iplayer!)

Late Autumn (Ozu, 1960) 9/10
Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson, 1951) 10/10
Pickpocket (Bresson, 1959) 9/10
* Nuts in May (Leigh, 1976) 8/10
* Love and Friendship (Stillman, 2016) 7/10
Hereditary (Aster, 2018) 5/10
Ordet (Dreyer, 1955) 10/10

devvvine, Monday, 13 August 2018 12:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

I don't log short films like j.lu does, but I saw about 8 Sadie Benning videos (made in Pixelvision) that I last watched about 25 years ago; most of those would be 8-10/10.

Three Faces West (1940, Vorhaus) 6/10
*My Beautiful Laundrette (1985, Frears) 8/10
Flat Is Beautiful (1998, S Benning) (50min) 5/10
Swallow (1995, Subrin) (28min) 7/10
The Lovers of Montparnasse (1958, Becker) 9/10
The Young Savages (1961, Frankenheimer) 5/10
Another Girl, Another Planet (1992, Almereyda) (56min) 6/10
Wake of the Red Witch (1948, Ludwig) 7/10
A Girl’s Folly (1917, M Tourneur) 7/10
Gavagai (2016, Tregenza) 4/10
Les Amis (1971, Blain) 5/10

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 August 2018 17:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

I'd suggest you watch more Davies as prep than Frears, but don't want to prescribe any other TV while yr still not moving forward on Twin Peaks

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 13 August 2018 17:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

Russell T. Davies, the writer of A Very British Scandal. Roughly every second of his works deals with different facets of men-attracted-to-men negotiating a homosociality within heteronormative culture - Very British Scandal is the first that is a period piece, rather than directly contemporary.

Cucumber, his previous main project (eight episodes, twinned with another series called Banana, and a docoseries called Tofu, all named for the hardness of erections), was the best thing he's done ime.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 13 August 2018 18:54 (ten months ago) Permalink

Laundrette's focus on gay stuff is at most 33%.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 August 2018 19:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

I just figured Frears was on yr slate because you'd said you were planning to watch Brit Scandal; to me he's a director who is efficient in service of a script's tone and agenda, rather than having an authorial throughline or preoccupations that can be tracked through his work.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 13 August 2018 19:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

if you watch the Laundrette Criterion supplements, he denies being an auteur while his producer insists that he is. Frears does say he considers his string from The Hit thru The Grifters to be a reaction to Thatcherism.

I'm not actually likely to watch that scandal show anytime soon... always drowning in things to watch.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 August 2018 19:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

Frears otm! The Grifters as the end of Thatcher reactions, vs the good first step into a bad period of Americana, is interesting, would be curious to rewatch with that in mind.

("gay stuff" is only 7% of AVBS at most, except for how the closet is the driver for every bad action across the fifteen years or so it covers. fascinatingly handled, re. it being a period piece, is how no "character" in it identifies as gay, it's not even an option to consider: those who come out to each other instead compare to what point their bedroom preference is for which gender, how much marriage is a thing they genuinely value vs are having to take on for optics, etc.)

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 13 August 2018 20:35 (ten months ago) Permalink

Mississippi (2015), streaming on Netflix - 36/42

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 13 August 2018 20:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

*Mississippi Grind

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 13 August 2018 20:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

xp I’m not sure what I think of A Very English Scandal. It had a breezy quality, but it was in a very different key than I was expecting.

I loved how lizard-like Hugh Grant was, though. Was he wearing contacts? because there was something very creepy about his black irises

Dan S, Monday, 13 August 2018 20:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

OK, I had no idea Frears directed A Very English Scandal (u have to spell things out, sic) -- because why would I? I haven't seen anything of his since Dirty Pretty Things in 2002. Then he started doing all that Peter Morgan royal shite.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 August 2018 21:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

Dream Tower (7.0)
Our Nixon (7.5)
20th Century Women (9.0)
Eighth Grade (6.5)
Demon Seed (5.5)
Quadrophenia (7.5)
McQueen (6.0)
Ocean’s Eight (4.0)
BlacKkKlansman (7.0)
A Stranger Among Us (6.5)

The last one is a late Lumet I saw at the time and completely forgot about. Relatively low key for him. Explicitly quotes from Hud when Melanie Griffith says "I already put in time with one cold-hearted bastard, I'm not looking to find another one." Good one for that last-line-should-have-been-the-title thread: Ask Your Rabbi.

clemenza, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 02:46 (ten months ago) Permalink

Mission Impossible (Christopher McQuarrie, 2018) - yup, that's how badly my year is going.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

It was fun etc.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:37 (ten months ago) Permalink

I forgot to note earlier how amused I was that it was j.lu who pitched for an Electric Boogaloo subtitle on the new thread.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

/The Counselor/ (Ridley Scott/Cormac McCarthy, 2013). I saw this in a theater and didn't like it much, but recently learned that the Blu-Ray included a director's cut that was 20 minutes longer. I bought it on eBay for $5 and miraculously, the long version is a really good movie! Recommended.


I think I’ve only seen the director’s cut and I don’t think I’d ever quite call it “really good” but it’s certainly one of the darkest, weirdest movies I’ve seen involving ppl of that high profile.

Would watch again to be sure.

circa1916, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:09 (ten months ago) Permalink

last batch for a while

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992) - 10/10
Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) - 9/10
Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953) - 8/10
This Happy Breed (David Lean, 1944) - 8/10
Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980) - 7/10
Fantastic Planet (René Laloux, 1973) - 3/10

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:53 (ten months ago) Permalink

China Gate (Fuller)
The Search (Zinnemann)
From Here to Eternity (Zinnemann)
A Man for All Seasons (Zinnemann)
The Longest Day (Annakin, Marton & Wicki)
The Army of Crime (Guédiguian)
La Vie en Rose (Dahan)
Grace of Monaco (Dahan)
Cop (A. Refn)
Once a Cop... (A. Refn)
R (Noer & Lindholm)
Key House Mirror (Noer)*
A Hijacking (Lindholm)*
A War (Lindholm)*
A Second Chance (Bier)
Summer With Monika (Bergman)
Sawdust and Tinsel (Bergman)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman)
The Virgin Spring (Bergman)
Morvern Callar (Ramsay)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Ramsay)
Katalin Varga (Strickland)
For Those in Peril (Wright)*
Hyena (Johnson)
Ex Machina (Garland)
Beast (Pearce)
Under the Skin (Glazer)
Her (Jonze)
Lucy (Besson)
Ghost in the Shell (Sanders)

Frederik B, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

All 3.5/5:
True Stories (1986)
Blackkklansman
Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
The Lost City of Z

Chris L, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:33 (ten months ago) Permalink

Mission Impossible Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) 8/10
the Happy Prince (Everett, 2018) 7/10
Yellow Submarine ( Dunning, 1968) 8/10
Unseeworld U.S.A (Fuller, 1960) 7/10
The Last Emperor (Bertolucci, 1987) 6/10
Paddington 2 (King, 2017) 9/10
Hostiles (Cooper, 2017) 7/10

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

Um, Underworld U.S.A. that should be.

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:01 (ten months ago) Permalink

Gone With the Wind (1939) 7.5/10
Iron Man (2008) 7/10
Tangerine (2015) 8/10

Scape: Goat-fired like a dog! (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 17 August 2018 19:26 (ten months ago) Permalink

bunch of airplane streaming on the way to and from berlin, the only one i'd seen before is philadelphia story:

all about eve (mankiewicz, 1951) 10/10
paddington 2 (king, 2017) 8/10
rocky (avildsen, 1976) 8/10
the philadelphia story (cukor, 1940) 9/10
happy death day (landon, 2017) 6/10
inside out (docter, 2015) 8/10

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 17 August 2018 19:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

honestly happy death day was surprisingly enjoyable for what it was

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 17 August 2018 19:48 (ten months ago) Permalink

the gospel of the bear film has reached the troposphere

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 17 August 2018 20:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

lol

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 17 August 2018 21:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

The Raid: Redemption (Evans, 2011) 6
Mission: Impossible Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) 7
Disney Christopher Robin (Marc Forster, 2018) 4
Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg, 2010) 8
Icarus (Bryan Fogel, 2017) 8

adam the (abanana), Friday, 17 August 2018 21:58 (ten months ago) Permalink

read that marwencol has been adapted & now will have steve carell in it

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 August 2018 23:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah I watched it because i saw the trailer for the zemeckis movie. The trailer makes it out to be an "inspirational" true story but it's not really, not exactly.

adam the (abanana), Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

baby driver (2017 edgar wright) 6.5/10
mollys game (2017 sorkin) 2/10
suburbicon (2017 clooney) 2/10
the killing of a sacred deer (2017 lanthimos) 6/10
angelo my love (1983 duvall) 3/10
eighth grade (2018 burnham) 8/10
thoroughbreds (2018 cory finley) 4/10

johnny crunch, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:30 (ten months ago) Permalink

thoroughbreds (2018 cory finley) 4/10

I don't do the out of 10 thing but I'd give this at least a 6. It made me laugh a lot.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:34 (ten months ago) Permalink

lil too try hard idk

johnny crunch, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:38 (ten months ago) Permalink

*The Naked Spur : 7/10
Vampire's Kiss : 6/10
Dying Of the Light (Paul Schrader Edit): 7/10 -- only 7/10 because Nic Cage is in full on weirdo mode and Schrader's noodling around on Final Cut. The doctor accent is...wow...almost as great as the accent in "Vampire's Kiss"
*The Young One: 7/10 - minor Buñuel for me but still great

An Uphill Battle For Legumes (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 18 August 2018 13:19 (ten months ago) Permalink

Crazy Rich Asians – kind of a riff on Philadelphia Story, but with better-looking people. Lots of film history embedded in it.

remy bean, Saturday, 18 August 2018 20:10 (ten months ago) Permalink

What Price Jazz (Baerwitz, 1934)
Felix Gets Broadcasted (Messmer, 1923)
High Flyers (Cline, 1937)
Inflation (Myers, 1933)
Felix in Fairyland (Messmer, 1923)
*Roast-Beef and Movies (Baerwitz, 1934)
*Big City Fantasy (Henabery, 1934)
The Magician (Bergman, 1958)
BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman, 1955)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Sunday, 19 August 2018 23:50 (ten months ago) Permalink

Re-watching Whit Stillman's Barcelona tonight.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 01:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

I was hoping for good things from Crazy Rich Asians, but found it fairly bland. I may have had the wrong expectations for a mainstream PG rom-com, but I felt like it needed sharper jokes.

jmm, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 15:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

kind of a riff on Philadelphia Story, but with better-looking people

!!! I'm sure this cast looks fine, but you are aware that Cary Grant and Kate Hepburn were considered pretty attractive, right?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 15:27 (ten months ago) Permalink

in theaters July 26 - August 22

Killer’s Kiss (Stanley Kubrick, 1955) - 6/10
Summer Interlude (Ingmar Bergman, 1951) - 9/10
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham, 2018) - 8/10
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle, 2018) - 6/10
Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada, 2018) - 7/10
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (Peter Rida Michail, Aaron Horvath, 2018) - 3/10
BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018) - 9/10

flappy bird, Thursday, 23 August 2018 04:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

The only thing I can say in Live and Let Die's favor re: racism is that it's way, way, way less racist than the source novel.

shared unit of analysis (unperson), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 15:15 (four weeks ago) Permalink

lol yeah fleming's always reliable for that. color me surprised when i learned all the outrageously racist elements of you only live twice were taken straight from the novel

american bradass (BradNelson), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 15:33 (four weeks ago) Permalink

It was a real shock reading the source novels as a kid and seeing that the patronizing "all in good fun" racism of the movies was usually just straight-up unvarnished hate from Fleming.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 15:34 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Just got round to John wick parabellum. Laughed a lot, utterly at a loss as to how it outperformed booksmart obv

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 19:25 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Live And Let Die is idiotic on race from a 2019 perspective but not hateful

by 1973 context it p much reads as celebratory as blaxploitation pics, just with the ham in the other fist

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Wednesday, 29 May 2019 20:04 (four weeks ago) Permalink

I just saw Booksmart and laughed literally all the way through. The characters are completely hyper-realised, but that just throws you into their headspace more. The closest analogue for me is 21 Jump Street, but this is much more charming.

alrakis morissette (tangenttangent), Friday, 31 May 2019 21:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

From the trailer, Booksmart looked like Superbad with a dollop of Yas Queen feminism

You're not wrong, but by the end of the movie our "woke" Cinderellas have not only gone to the ball, but learned to recognize that their peers are more than just the stereotypes out of the past three or four decades of teen movies. Of course, the whole thing is a blue-state fantasy (and probably a red-state nightmare).

Before the movie I saw a red-band trailer for what appeared to be be Superbad in a middle school (possibly elementary school?), starting with three boys who have found a parent's sex toys (of course, not recognizing them as such). THAT was disturbing.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Saturday, 1 June 2019 18:29 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Anemic Cinema (Duchamp, 1926)
A Corner in Wheat (Griffith, 1909)
The Night Club Lady (Cummings, 1932)
Jeffries Jr. (McCarey, 1924)
The Messenger Boy (Ludwig, 1931)
Booksmart (Wilde, 2019)
Mabel at the Wheel (Normand & Sennett, 1914)
Mabel's Busy Day (Normand, 1914)
The Girl in the Arm-Chair (Guy-Blache, 1912)
One Step Behind the Seraphim (Sandu, 2017)

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Monday, 3 June 2019 00:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

good couple of weeks

Machorka-Muff (Straub, Huillet, 1963) 6/10
Thief (Mann, 1981) 7/10
New Rose Hotel (Ferrara, 1998) 8/10
The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski, 1991) 7/10
The Nun (Rivette, 1966) 8/10
The Boys from Fengkuei (Hou, 1983) 8/10
That Day, on the Beach (Yang, 1983) 9/10
*A Brighter Summer Day (Yang, 1991) 10/10
Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai, 1992) 7/10

devvvine, Monday, 3 June 2019 22:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

A Brighter Summer Day was amazing I thought

Dan S, Monday, 3 June 2019 23:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

also really liked Rebels of the Neon God, although on first viewing not as much as Goodbye, Dragon Inn or Stray Dogs

Dan S, Monday, 3 June 2019 23:17 (three weeks ago) Permalink

totally, nothing really comes close to a brighter summer day for me; and only getting richer as i find myself following the plot mechanics less.

feel the same about rebels (tho yet to see stray dogs!), very charming to see something that feels like such a debut. tsai and lee really were born to make films together

devvvine, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 09:32 (three weeks ago) Permalink

LOcal African film festival. So Ko Knanga the south African film set in the francophone Congolese ex-pat community showing a naive girl arriving from Congo and getting messed around by trhe partner of her aunt. Could have done with some script editing.

Finding Fela the film based around teh Fela on Broadway show. I think I saw thsi around teh time i saw the production of the stage show in London but can't think when i saw that. I'm seeing 2011 as when it was first on in London but i didn't think it was then, can't tie it in mentally with any significant point in my life to the time. & i thought 2011 would have done.
Combines footage from the show and its rehearsals with a biography of Fela which is quite good. & has me reassessing his later work which I hadn't payed much attention to previously. Worths eeing anyway. As was the stage show, quite amazing stamina on the performer's part 3 hours of major energetic dancing from a lot of them.

Anbessa
a film about a 10 year old boy living in a shack he's been moved to since a condominium has been set up on the land his farm used to sit on. Nice little film.

Queen of Katwe a film about a chess playing girl from Uganda which I'd already seen last year. Was put on because they couldn't get Finding fela to play. So that got put off til the day after.
It was made by a division of Disney which means it is a bit glossier tahn it might have been, possibly not as glossy as it could have been though. Quite nice, not sure how well it repays multiple screenings though.

The Fisherman
short with an ageing fisherman meeting a talking Fish.

Stevolende, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 09:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Rebels of the Neon God is not as great as what comes later, but already Vive l'Amour is probably a masterpiece. For some reason I've never watched The River, should fix that as soon as possible.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 11:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The River is a big uncomfortable bummer, iirc.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 4 June 2019 11:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Man From Hong Kong (Trenchard-Smith 1975) 📺
Hard Ticket To Hawaii [4K restoration] (Andy Sidaris, Arlene Sidaris 1987)
Origin Story (Kulap Vilaysack 2019) 📺
Teacher's Pet (George Seaton, Fay Kanin, Michael Kanin 1957) 📺
* John Wick (Stahelski, Leitch, Kolstad 2014) 📺
* John Wick: Chapter 2 (Stahelski, Kolstad 2017) 📺
John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (Stahelski, Kolstad, Hatten, Collins, Abrams 2019)
Captain Marvel (Anna Boden, Ryan Fleck, Nicole Perlman, Meg LeFauve, Geneva Robertson-Dworet 2019) 🚗
Avengers: Endgame (Russo, Russo, Markus, McFeely 2019) 🚗
The Bigamist (Ida Lupino, Collier Young 1953)
In Fabric (Strickland 2019)
Crystal Swan (Darya Zhuk, Helga Landauer 2018)
Deadwood (Minahan, Milch, Pizzolato 2019) 📺

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 4 June 2019 19:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Mr. & Mrs. Smith (Hitchcock, 1941) - 8/10
Letter Never Sent (Kalatozov, 1960) - 9/10
The Blue Angel (Sternberg, 1930) - 9/10
The Pride of the Yankees (Wood, 1942) - 7/10
The Warped Ones (Kurahara, 1960) - 6/10
The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah, 1969) - 5/10
To Sleep with Anger (Burnett, 1990) - 6/10

Three Days of the Condor (Pollack, 1975) - 10/10
Little Women (Cukor, 1933) - 7/10
One Sings, the Other Doesn’t (Varda, 1977) - 9/10
Roseland (Ivory, 1977) - 6/10
Women of the Night (Mizoguchi, 1948) - 8/10
Pearls of the Deep (various, 1966) - 5/10
*Let the Sunshine In (Denis, 2017) - 10/10
Mur Murs (Varda, 1981) - 8/10
Sudden Fear (Miller, 1952) - 8/10

flappy bird, Wednesday, 5 June 2019 01:05 (three weeks ago) Permalink

John Wick 3 (Stahelski, 2019)
Claire's Camera (Hong, 2018)
Mother Küsters Goes to Heaven (Fassbinder, 1975)
The Ear (Kachyna, 1970)
Alexander Nevsky (Eisenstein, 1938)
Moonrise (Borzage, 1948)
Deadwood (Minahan, 2019)
Our Man in Havana (Reed, 1959)
Isle of Dogs (Anderson, 2018)
Godzilla: King of the Monsters (Dougherty, 2019)
Frankenstein (short - Dawley, 1910)
The Tram (short 0 Kieślowski, 1966)
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Mungiu, 2007)

The Bite Game with Jim Lamprey (WmC), Friday, 7 June 2019 02:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

MUBI:

The Fire (Schnitman, 2015)
Machorka-Muff (Straub/Huillet, 1963)
The Double Life of Veronique (Kieslowski, 1991)
Not Reconciled (Straub/Huillet, 1965)

Cinema:
Maborosi (Kore-eda, 1995)
A Brighter Summer Day (Yang, 1991)

The MUBI season of the Straub/Huillet is a really interesting experiment by itself. Especially if you are (as I was) watching Not Reconciled after a night drinking! Gotta say I am really looking forward to mangled soundtracks, lack of subs, Marxism and history lessons over the next little while.

Catching Maborosi at the cinema was wonderful, had only seen it as a shagged out torrent where the use of natural light turned pitch black. One of the great films around grief, and how sometimes there just are no answers. Finally A Brighter Summer Day was an exhausting (at four hours with a short break) Sunday evening screening, the kind of experience I always found the most rewarding when actually going out to the cinema.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 7 June 2019 19:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ha, I came back from a friend’s degree show last night and decided not to watch not reconciled precisely because I thought I was too drunk for it

I also saw maborosi at the cinema, and still walking which I loved

shhh / let peaceful like things (wins), Friday, 7 June 2019 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I watched it once sober and I can tell you now it didn't make much of a difference.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 7 June 2019 20:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

not reconciled my fav shraub/huillet i've seen so far, though immediately felt like i needed to rewatch it. should say if yr at any more of close up/taiwanese season xyzzzz, feel free to say hi (i'm usually reading a book)

devvvine, Friday, 7 June 2019 23:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I am also reading a book if I go on my own. But yes will let you know, intend to be at a couple more.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 8 June 2019 11:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I loved The Souvenir even though it alienated most of my set. At my showing yesterday I counted three walkouts and a pair of old ladies whom I had to shush because the film bored them enough to inspire them to jabber.

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 8 June 2019 11:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*Service With a Smile (Mack, 1934)
*Good Morning, Eve! (Mack, 1934)
*What, No Men? (Staub, 1935)
Gypsy Sweetheart (Staub, 1935)
*Okay, Jose (Staub, 1935)
Carnival Day (Staub, 1936)
La Cigarette (Dulac, 1919)
The Smiling Madame Beudet (Dulac, 1923)
The Running Actress (Moon, 2017)
*Bone Crushers (Wing, 1933)
Der Raub der Mona Lisa (von Bolvary, 1931)
Madame Racketeer (Gribble & Hall, 1932)

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Sunday, 9 June 2019 23:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Principal Enemy (1974, Sanjinés) 6/10
Madeline’s Madeline (2018, Decker) 3/10
The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987, Hara) 9/10
Becket (1964, Glenville) 5/10
City of Lost Souls (1983, von Praunheim) 6/10
Soleil O (1967, Hondo) 9/10
Lover Come Back (1961, Mann) 7/10
*King of New York (1990, Ferrara) 7/10
The Dupes (1973, Saleh) 8/10
Did You Wonder Who Fired the Gun? (2017, Wilkerson) 7/10
*Micki & Maude (1984, Edwards) 6/10

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 June 2019 01:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Emperor’s Naked Army Marches On (1987, Hara) 9/10

astonishing film

devvvine, Monday, 10 June 2019 01:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

you all have access to such obscure films

Dan S, Monday, 10 June 2019 01:39 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I'm envious

Dan S, Monday, 10 June 2019 01:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

ok, The Emperor's Naked Army Marches On appears to be available on netflix dvd, so I will watch it

Dan S, Monday, 10 June 2019 01:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Gonna see it tomorrow at the MoMA

Morbius, why didn't you like Becket?

Josefa, Monday, 10 June 2019 03:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Gassy talk and risible gayness.

MoMA is having a Kazuo Hara retro, and he was there for the Emperor's Naked Army Marches On post-screening discussion the other night with... Michael Moore (long a champion of the film). In the Q&A, a gent got up and offered that the protagonist of the doc, having shot and nearly killed the son of one of the former army officers, was not a crusader. "This guy is a NUT!"

The speaker was the avant-garde filmmaker Ken Jacobs. Only in New York.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 10 June 2019 06:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Gassy talk and risible gayness.

New board description.

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Monday, 10 June 2019 14:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

For the Birds was a devastating portrait of mental illness and end of empire america; bummed me out for days
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kfUY9lraOKU

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 10 June 2019 15:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*Quiet Please! (Stevens, 1933)
Tango Tangles (Sennett, 1914)
Microhabitat (Jeon, 2017)
Men in Black: International (Gray, 2019)
45 Minutes From Hollywood (Guiol, 1926)
The Matrimaniac (Powell, 1916)
The Dead Don't Die (Jarmusch, 2019)

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Sunday, 16 June 2019 23:14 (one week ago) Permalink

MUBI:

Madeleine's Madeline (Decker, 2019)
Eyes Do Not Want to Close at All Times, or, Perhaps One Day Rome Will Allow Herself to Choose in Her Turn (Straub/Huillet, 1970)

Cinema:

Terrorizers (Yang, 1986)

xyzzzz__, Monday, 17 June 2019 21:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Funeral Parade of Roses(Matsumoto, 1969) 8/10
Madeline’s Madeline (Decker, 2018) 5/10
Not Reconciled... (Huillet, Straub, 1965) 9/10
Nervous Translation (Seno, 2017) 8/10
Birds of Passage (Guerra, 2018) 7/10
L’Intrus (Denis, 2004) 9/10
Flores (Jacome, 2017) 5/10
*The Rules of the Game (Renoir, 1939) 10/10
North by Northwest (Hitchcock, 1959) 9/10
Dust in the Wind (Hou, 1986) 8/10
Norte: The End of History (Diaz, 2014) 8/10
Stray Dogs (Tsai, 2013) 10/10

devvvine, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 07:42 (one week ago) Permalink

The Beach Bum 4/5
Rolling Thunder Revue: a Bob Dylan Story 4/5
Avengers: Endgame 3.5/5
Smithereens (1982) 4/5
They Were Expendable (1945) 3.5/5
Our Man in Havana (1959) 3.5/5
The Two Killings of Sam Cooke (2019) 3.5/5
Captain Marvel 3/5
Godzilla: King of the Monsters 2/5
Cat People (1982) 2.5/5
Deadwood: The Movie 4.5/5

Chris L, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Oops, Our Man in Havana should be 3/5. Very important.

Chris L, Wednesday, 19 June 2019 13:22 (one week ago) Permalink

The Raft is worth a gander; great post-script from the perspective of women in their 70s to a floating skinner box gone right somehow... notably the story mentioned in this article never comes up!
https://www.thedailybeast.com/how-i-plotted-a-murder-on-the-infamous-sex-raft

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 19 June 2019 18:04 (one week ago) Permalink

relaxer (2019 potrykus) 4/10
burning (2018 lee chang-dong) 7/10
basquiat (1996 schnabel) 8/10
fool's mate (1956 rivette) 5/10
camille claudel (1989 bruno nyutten) 7.5/10
baby boy (2001 singleton) 8/10
*suspiria (1977 argento) 6/10
at the heart of gold: inside the usa gymnastics scandal (2019 carr) 8/10
white boy rick (2018 yann demange) 3/10

johnny crunch, Friday, 21 June 2019 21:47 (five days ago) Permalink

Deadwood (Minahan, 2019) 7/10
Support the Girls (Bujalski, 2018) 7/10
*BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) 8/10
The Time of Their Lives (Goldby, 2017) 3/10
Mid90s (Hill, 2018) 6/10
Burning (Lee, 2018) 8/10
Halloween (Green, 2018) 4/10
Ava (Foroughi, 2017) 5/10
Wildlife (Dano, 2018) 7/10
The Chocolate War (Gordon, 1988) 6/10

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Saturday, 22 June 2019 16:52 (four days ago) Permalink

His First Flame (Edwards, 1927)
Pure Feud (Henabery, 1934)
Flirting With Fate (Cabanne, 1916)
The Furs (Sennett, 1912)
Uncle (Jires, 1959)
Framing Father (Roberts, 1942)
Mail Trouble (French, 1942)
Reaching for the Moon (Emerson, 1917)
1900 (Bertolucci, 1976)
*Take a Chance (Goulding, 1918)
Entr'acte (Clair, 1924)
Feeling Good (Etaix, 1966)
As Long as You've Got Your Health (Etaix, 1966)

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Monday, 24 June 2019 01:00 (two days ago) Permalink

*Wanda (Loden, 1970) - 10/10
The Star (Heisler, 1952) - 7/10
*The Image Book (Godard, 2018) - 10/10
The Story of the Last Chrysanthemum (Mizoguchi, 1939) - 8/10
The Thin Man Goes Home (Thorpe, 1945) - 7/10
A Perfect Couple (Altman, 1979) - 6/10
Street of Shame (Mizoguchi, 1956) - 8/10
Documenteur (Varda, 1981) - 7/10
Quintet (Altman, 1979) - 5/10
ABC Africa (Kiarostami, 2001) - 9/10
I Am Wanda (Raganelli, 1991) - 8/10
*American Psycho (Harron, 2000) - 9/10
The Gay Bride (Conway, 1934) 6/10
4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Mungiu, 2007) - 9/10
*Dog Day Afternoon (Lumet, 1975) - 10/10
La Ciénaga (Martel, 2001) - 4/10
I Hate But Love (Kurahara, 1962) - 7/10
Le Plaisir (Ophüls, 1952) - 8/10
Thunderbolt and Lightfoot (Cimino, 1974) - 7/10
The Beaches of Agnès (Varda, 2008) - 8/10

flappy bird, Monday, 24 June 2019 18:02 (two days ago) Permalink

Nights of Cabiria (1957)
Point Break (1991)
Papillon (1973)
Tangerine (2015)
Hail Caesar (2016)
The Devil & Daniel Webster (1941)
John Wick 3 (2019)
Mystery Train (1989)
The Dead Don't Die (2019)
Where Danger Lives (1950)

Hail Caesar quickly climbing up my favorite Coens list. Point Break still sucks but I'll never not enjoy watching Anthony Kiedis get smacked around. Where Danger Lives a serviceable but fun noir with Robert Mitchum and a surreal interlude involving some kind of rural moustache festival(?). Tangerine and Nights of Cabiria both much funnier than I was expecting, Giulietta Masina was outrageously fun to watch. Anyone have any recs on what of hers to see next? I guess La Strada?

One Eye Open, Monday, 24 June 2019 18:58 (two days ago) Permalink

yes, followed by Variety Lights, then I guess Il Bidone, Juliet of the Spirits, Ginger & Fred. She did a prison film (non-Fellini) w/ Anna Magnani, Hell in the City, if you can find it.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 24 June 2019 19:58 (two days ago) Permalink

She's in Europa '51 as well.

frustration and wonky passion (C. Grisso/McCain), Monday, 24 June 2019 20:10 (two days ago) Permalink

so I saw, but I don't remember her!

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 24 June 2019 20:10 (two days ago) Permalink

*The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956, Hitchcock) 8/10
A Bigger Splash (1973, Hazan) 8/10
*Conversation Piece (1974, Visconti) 8/10
The Fall of the House of Usher (1928,Epstein) 8/10
Time Stood Still (1959, Olmi) 6/10
The Nun (1966, Rivette) 7/10
FM (1978, Alonzo) 3/10
The Sundowners (1960, Zinnemann) 6/10
The Dancing Masters (1943, St. Clair) 6/10
The Souvenir (2019, Hogg) 9/10

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:05 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink

Toy Story 4 (Cooley, 6/10)
Giant Little Ones (Behrman, 2019) 6/10
Ward 5B (2019) 7/10
The Souvenir (Hogg, 2019) 8/10
Dark Money (Reed, 2018) 8/10
* Fox and His Friends (Fassbinder, 1975) 8/10
Medea (Pasolini, 1970) 5/10
* Playtime (Tati, 1967) 9/10
* Le Samourai (Melville, 1967) 9/10
The Prisoner (1955, Glenville) 4/10

recriminations from the nitpicking woke (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 26 June 2019 00:14 (eighteen hours ago) Permalink


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