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 (one year ago) link
what did you think of Eighth Grade & Blindspotting?
― flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 17:22 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
xp wait, WHAT?
― mh, Friday, 10 August 2018 19:09 (one year ago) link
Yeah wow, I actually have that blu ray, maybe I’ll watch it tonight
― flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 19:32 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
celebrating the new thread with some all timers (uk folks nuts in may is back on the iplayer!)
Late Autumn (Ozu, 1960) 9/10Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson, 1951) 10/10Pickpocket (Bresson, 1959) 9/10* Nuts in May (Leigh, 1976) 8/10* Love and Friendship (Stillman, 2016) 7/10Hereditary (Aster, 2018) 5/10Ordet (Dreyer, 1955) 10/10
― devvvine, Monday, 13 August 2018 12:23 (one year ago) link
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) 4/10Les 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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
Davies? this guy?
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 August 2018 18:03 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
Mississippi (2015), streaming on Netflix - 36/42
― braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 13 August 2018 20:48 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
Mission Impossible (Christopher McQuarrie, 2018) - yup, that's how badly my year is going.
― xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:37 (one year ago) link
It was fun etc.
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 (one year ago) link
/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.
― circa1916, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:09 (one year ago) link
last batch for a while
Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992) - 10/10Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) - 9/10Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953) - 8/10This Happy Breed (David Lean, 1944) - 8/10Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980) - 7/10Fantastic Planet (René Laloux, 1973) - 3/10
― flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:53 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
All 3.5/5:True Stories (1986)BlackkklansmanWon’t You Be My Neighbor?The Lost City of Z
― Chris L, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:33 (one year ago) link
Mission Impossible Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) 8/10the Happy Prince (Everett, 2018) 7/10Yellow Submarine ( Dunning, 1968) 8/10Unseeworld U.S.A (Fuller, 1960) 7/10The Last Emperor (Bertolucci, 1987) 6/10Paddington 2 (King, 2017) 9/10Hostiles (Cooper, 2017) 7/10
― Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:00 (one year ago) link
Um, Underworld U.S.A. that should be.
― Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:01 (one year ago) link
Gone With the Wind (1939) 7.5/10Iron Man (2008) 7/10Tangerine (2015) 8/10
― Scape: Goat-fired like a dog! (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 17 August 2018 19:26 (one year ago) link
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) 10/10paddington 2 (king, 2017) 8/10rocky (avildsen, 1976) 8/10the philadelphia story (cukor, 1940) 9/10happy death day (landon, 2017) 6/10inside out (docter, 2015) 8/10
― princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 17 August 2018 19:47 (one year ago) link
honestly happy death day was surprisingly enjoyable for what it was
― princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 17 August 2018 19:48 (one year ago) link
the gospel of the bear film has reached the troposphere
― 16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 17 August 2018 20:25 (one year ago) link
― princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 17 August 2018 21:23 (one year ago) link
The Raid: Redemption (Evans, 2011) 6Mission: Impossible Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) 7Disney Christopher Robin (Marc Forster, 2018) 4Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg, 2010) 8Icarus (Bryan Fogel, 2017) 8
― adam the (abanana), Friday, 17 August 2018 21:58 (one year ago) link
read that marwencol has been adapted & now will have steve carell in it
― johnny crunch, Friday, 17 August 2018 23:27 (one year ago) link
― johnny crunch, Friday, 17 August 2018 23:28 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
baby driver (2017 edgar wright) 6.5/10mollys game (2017 sorkin) 2/10suburbicon (2017 clooney) 2/10the killing of a sacred deer (2017 lanthimos) 6/10angelo my love (1983 duvall) 3/10eighth grade (2018 burnham) 8/10thoroughbreds (2018 cory finley) 4/10
― johnny crunch, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:30 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
lil too try hard idk
― johnny crunch, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:38 (one year ago) link
*The Naked Spur : 7/10Vampire's Kiss : 6/10Dying 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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
Re-watching Whit Stillman's Barcelona tonight.
― grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 01:43 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
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 (one year ago) link
in theaters July 26 - August 22
Killer’s Kiss (Stanley Kubrick, 1955) - 6/10Summer Interlude (Ingmar Bergman, 1951) - 9/10Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham, 2018) - 8/10Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle, 2018) - 6/10Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada, 2018) - 7/10Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (Peter Rida Michail, Aaron Horvath, 2018) - 3/10BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018) - 9/10
― flappy bird, Thursday, 23 August 2018 04:39 (one year ago) link
Felt like re-watching Wolfen for some reason. Not as good as I remembered it being when I was 11.
― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 20 January 2020 03:21 (four weeks ago) link
Little Women (2019, Gerwig) 9/10*International House (1933, Sutherland) 7/10*Totally F***ed Up (1993, Araki) 7/10The Squaw Man (1914, DeMille) 6/10Don’t Change Your Husband (1919, DeMille) 8/10The Cheat (1915, DeMille) 7/10The Signal Tower (1924, Brown) 7/10Merrily We Go to Hell (1932, Arzner) 7/10Escale (1935, Valray) 6/10So’s Your Old Man (1926, La Cava) 8/10The Loves of Carmen (1927, Walsh) 5/10The Queen of Spades (1949, Dickinson) 8/10I Lost My Body (2019, Clapin) 7/10
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 20 January 2020 14:47 (four weeks ago) link
i also liked that 1949 queen of spades a lot... crazy direction!
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 20 January 2020 20:48 (four weeks ago) link
Holy Motors (Carax, 2012)The Wandering Soap Opera (Ruiz/Sarmiento, 2017)
Long Day's Journey into Night (Gan, 2019)Waves (Shults, 2019)
― xyzzzz__, Friday, 24 January 2020 20:46 (three weeks ago) link
well ulysses, it's a period Chekhov piece shot kinda like a noir
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 January 2020 20:52 (three weeks ago) link
The Last Black Man in San Francisco 4/5I Am Cuba (1964) 4/5Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez (2020) 2.5/5Scarface (1932) 4/5Atlantique (2019) 3.5/5* Faster Pussycat! Kill! Kill! (1965) 4/5* Memories of Murder (2003) 4.5/5Just Another Girl on the I.R.T. (1992) 3/5* The Last Detail (1974) 4.5/5Knives Out 4/5
Shorts/Other:John's Gone (Safdies, 2010) 3/5What Did Jack Do? (Lynch, 2017) 3/5John Mulaney & the Sack Lunch Bunch (2019) 3/5Dottie Gets Spanked (Todd Haynes, 1993) 3.5/5
― Chris L, Friday, 24 January 2020 20:54 (three weeks ago) link
morbs: yes! but with added moments of surrealism.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 24 January 2020 22:02 (three weeks ago) link
pushkin, not chekhov
― wasdnuos (abanana), Friday, 24 January 2020 22:39 (three weeks ago) link
mea culpa! need to read more Russians
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 24 January 2020 22:54 (three weeks ago) link
Weak But Willing (Watson, 1929)Melancholy Dame (Gillstrom, 1929)Faro Nell (Watson, 1929)The Iron Mule (Arbuckle & Jones, 1925)She Done Him Wrong (Sherman, 1933)The Song of Fame (Henabery, 1934)Berserk! (O'Connolly, 1967)Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Abrams, 2019)
― Life is a banquet and my invitation was lost in the mail (j.lu), Sunday, 26 January 2020 23:12 (three weeks ago) link
SAG screeners + Independent Spirit Awards + winter + sick = long diary.
The House on the Square (Baker, 1951) The Helen Morgan Story (Curtiz, 1957)Farewell, My Lovely (Richards, 1975)You Were Never Really Here (Ramsey, 2017)D.O.A. (Maté, 1949)The Vanishing (Sluizer,1988)Good Time (Safdies, 2017)King of New York (Ferrera, 1990)The Pope of Greenwich Village (Rosenberg, 1984)*Irma Vep (Assayas, 1996)The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019)A Night to Remember (Baker, 1958) Wild Combination: A Portrait of Arthur Russell (Wolf, 2008)Ramen Shop (Khoo, 2018)Hot Summer Nights (Bynum, 2017) Arabesque for Kenneth Anger (Menken, 1961) Thunder Road (Cummings, 2018) Good Boys (Stupnitsky, 2019)The Irishman (Scorsese, 2019)Judy (Goold, 2019)Honeyland (Kotevska, Stefanov, 2019) Apollo 11 (Miller, 2019)Uncut Gems (Safdies, 2019)Goldman v Silverman (Safdies, 2020) Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (Black, 2005)Dans Paris (Honoré, 2006)Marriage Story (Baumbach, 2019)Unmade Beds (Dos Santos, 2009)What Did Jack Do? (Lynch, 2017)London (Keiller, 1994)
― by the light of the burning Citroën, Tuesday, 28 January 2020 14:07 (three weeks ago) link
The Beach Bum (Korine 2019) Too Funny To Fail (Greenbaum 2017) Man Up (Ben Palmer, Tess Morris 2015) * Mission: Impossible - Fallout (McQuarrie 2018) Revenge (Hitchcock, Blas, Cockrell 1955) Uncut Gems (Safdie, Safdie, Bronstein 2019) [DCP]* Knives Out (Johnson 2019) [DCP]Unstoppable (Scott, Bomback 2010) Goldman v Silverman (Safdie, Safdie 2020) 1917 (Sam Mendes, Krysty Wilson-Cairns 2019) [DCP]* Something Wild (Demme, Frye 1986) Fast Colour (Julia Hart, Jordan Horowitz 2019) Lost In London (Harrelson 2017) Most Likely To Murder (Gregor, Mand 2018) Bad Boys For Lif3 (Adil and Bilall and Craig and Carnahan and Bremner 2020) The Parallax View (Pakula, Giler, Semple Jr., Towne, Singer 1974) * Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb (Kubrick, George, Southern 1964) [DCP]Colour Out Of Space (Richard Stanley, Scarlett Amaris, after H. P. Lovecraft 2020) [DCP]* Alien (2003 alternate cut) (Scott, O'Bannon, Shusett, Giler, Hill 1979) I Heard You Paint Houses (Scorsese, Zaillian, Brandt 2019) 🏋️Cold Pursuit (Moland, Aakeson, Baldwin 2019) Limbo (Liu, Spielman 2015) Negative Reaction (Kjellin, Fischer 1974) * Colossal (Vigalondo 2017)
― don't care didn't ask still clappin (sic), Tuesday, 28 January 2020 21:02 (three weeks ago) link
really liked The Last Black Man in San Francisco, it was very dreamlike and its storyline kept going in directions I didn't expect
― Dan S, Wednesday, 29 January 2020 04:55 (three weeks ago) link
Yes! I keep hard pitching that film at everyone I meet. It's on Amazon Prime btw!
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 29 January 2020 05:29 (three weeks ago) link
House of Frankenstein (Kenton, 1944) 7/10The Blood Spattered Bride (Arandi, 1972) 7/10Taking Off (Forman, 1971) 8/10Little Women (Cukor, 1933) 8/10House of Dracula (Kenton, 1945) 6/10Rio Conchos (Douglas, 1964) 8/10 (that's Gordon, not Kirk)Little Women (Gerwig, 2019) 8/10Short Night of Glass Dolls (Lado, 1971) 6/10Heller in Pink Tights (Cukor, 1960) 7/10The Missouri Breaks (Penn, 1976) 8/10The Gore Gore Girls (Lewis, 1972) 6/10The Big Racket (Castellari, 1976) 8/10Ghost Story (Weeks, 1974) 6/10Major Dundee (Peckinpah, 1965) 8/10Woman is the Future of Man (Hong, 2004) 8/10Isle of the Dead (Robson, 1945) 7/10The Church (Soavi, 1989) 7/10A Hidden Life (Malick, 2019) 8/10The Personal History of David Copperfield (Iannucci, 2019) 6/10On the Buses (Booth, 1971) 3/10Mutiny on the Buses (Booth, 1972) 4/10Holiday on the Buses (Izzard, 1973) 5/10
― Ward Fowler, Saturday, 1 February 2020 07:59 (two weeks ago) link
Little Fauss and Big Halsy (1970, Furie) 5/10L.A. Plays Itself (1972, Halsted) (51m) 6/10The Sex Garage (1972, Halsted) (35m) 5/10The Lighthouse (2019, Eggers) 6/10Guns of the Trees (1961, Mekas) 8/10The Strange One (1957, Garfein) 7/10Bless Their Little Hearts (1983, Woodberry) 8/10The Old Fashioned Way (1934, Beaudine) 7/10Nationtime—Gary (1972, Greaves) 6/10You’re Telling Me! (1934, Kenton) 7/10*The Masque of the Red Death (1964, Corman) 9/10*It’s a Gift (1934, McLeod) 10/10
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 1 February 2020 15:37 (two weeks ago) link
Harriet (Lemmons, 2019) 4/10* Mistress America (Baumbach, 2015) 7/10The Sacrifice (Tarkovsky, 1985) 5/10* Under Fire (Spottiswoode, 1983) 8/10* Chinese Roulette (Fassbinder, 1976) 7/10Kes (Loach, 1969) 8/10Westfront 1918 (Pabst, 1929) 9/10
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 1 February 2020 15:53 (two weeks ago) link
Great: Spirited Away (2001, Rewatch in theater)The Wind Rises (2013, Rewatch in theater)Honeyland (2018, Rewatch in theater)Very Good to Very Very Good:Jay Himself (2019)Muxes (2019)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlzhXBjmaUwMidnight Family (2019 in theater)Porco Rosso (1992, in theater)What Did Jack Do? (David Lynch 2020) Okay to Very Good:Color Out of Space (2020, in theater)John Berger and the Art of Looking (2016)Aborted:Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs (2019)Chained for Life (2019)Immediately in Progress:I Am Thor (2015)Uncut Gems (2019)
Very Good to Very Very Good:Jay Himself (2019)Muxes (2019)https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlzhXBjmaUwMidnight Family (2019 in theater)Porco Rosso (1992, in theater)What Did Jack Do? (David Lynch 2020)
Okay to Very Good:Color Out of Space (2020, in theater)John Berger and the Art of Looking (2016)
Aborted:Jacob, Mimmi and the Talking Dogs (2019)Chained for Life (2019)
Immediately in Progress:I Am Thor (2015)Uncut Gems (2019)
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Saturday, 1 February 2020 22:32 (two weeks ago) link
Vertige (1969, Beaudin)Logan Lucky (2017, Soderbergh)The Wonderland Experience (2002, Hardyment)Ford v Ferrari (2019, Mangold)Anna (2019, Besson)This Is Not A Test (1962, Gadette)Beware Of Mr. Baker (2012, Bulger)The 10th Victim (1965, Petri)The Call of Cthulhu (2005, Leman)Lost Landscapes of Los Angeles (2019, Prelinger)Color Out of Space (2019, Stanley)Black Tight Killers (1966, Hasebe)
― Elvis Telecom, Saturday, 1 February 2020 23:00 (two weeks ago) link
The Ghost Walks (Strayer, 1934)One Hour Late (Murphy, 1934)Snow Birds (White, 1932)Secret of the Chateau (Thorpe, 1934)The Ghost & Mr. Chicken (Rafkin, 1966)Daughter (Kashcheeva, 2019)Hair Love (Smith et al, 2019)Kitbull (Sullivan, 2019)Memorable (Collet, 2019)Sister (Song, 2019)Brotherhood (Joobeur, 2018)Nefta Football Club (Piat, 2018)The Neighbors' Window (Curry, 2019)Saria (Buckley, 2019)
― Life is a banquet and my invitation was lost in the mail (j.lu), Sunday, 2 February 2020 23:07 (two weeks ago) link
Nights of Cabiria
I loved this. The final scenes are just devastating. Giulietta Masina is incredible in this. She has this mix of sassiness and naivety.
The Asphalt Jungle
I wanted to see this for years but it was disappointing. Its a bit stiff and I like my noirs to be a bit more feverish and crazed. The Killing is much better than this.
― Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Monday, 3 February 2020 00:07 (two weeks ago) link
The Killing is much better than this.
Orson Welles said so too.
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 3 February 2020 00:24 (two weeks ago) link
The Return (Zvyagintsev)*The Banishment (Zvyagintsev)*Elena (Zvyagintsev)*Leviathan (Zvyagintsev)*Loveless (Zvyagintsev)Crossing the Line (Marcello)The Mouth of the Wolf (Marcello)The Silence of Pelesjan (Marcello)No Fear, No Die (Denis)I Can’t Sleep (Denis)US Go Home (Denis)Nenette and Boni (Denis)Atlantics (Diop)*Les Miserables (Ly)Bad Company (Eustache)Santa Claus has Blue Eyes (Eustache)Frozen II (Lee & Buck)Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker (Abrams)1917 (Mendes)Knives Out (Johnson)Blade Runner (Scott)Matchstick Men (Scott)Logan (Mangold)Ford v Ferrari (Mangold)Jojo Rabbit (Waititi)The Tiniest Place (Huezo)Tempestad (Huezo)Anima Mundi (Reggio)Rome Wants Another Caesar (Jancso)A Toute Allure (Kramer)Muukalainen (Valkeapäa)My God, How Low I’ve Fallen (Comencini)Kagi (Ichikawa)Extreme Private Eros: Love Song 1974 (Hara)Daddy Longlegs (Safdie & Safdie)Heaven Knows What (Safdie & Safdie)Good Time (Safdie & Safdie)*Uncut Gems (Safdie & Safdie)
If you get a chance, check out those Huezo films. They were on the list of 25 best Latin American films of the last decade we discussed a while back, and they are pretty incredible documentaries.
― Frederik B, Monday, 3 February 2020 12:59 (two weeks ago) link
tempestad is on my list.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 3 February 2020 13:06 (two weeks ago) link
2020 so far:
So Long, My Son (Wang, 2019) 6/10*Terrorizers (Yang, 1986) 10/10*Yi Yi (Yang, 2000) 10/10Out-Takes From the Life of a Happy Man (Mekas, 2012) 8/10Visions of an Island (Hopinka, 2016) 4/10Malni – Towards the ocean, Towards the shore (Hopinka, 2020) 7/10Une femme est une femme (Godard, 1961) 7/10All the Corners of the World (Tsai, 1989) 6/10Nothing Sacred (Wellman, 1937) 6/10The Women (Cukor, 1939) 8/10*Love and Friendship (Stillman, 2016) 8/10Uncut Gems (Safdie, Safdie, 2019) 8/10It Has to be lived Once and Dreamed Twice (Kohlberger, 2019) 7/10Humming, Fast and Slow (Kohlberger, 2013) 6/10Not Even Nothing can be Free of Ghosts (Kohlberger, 2016) 7/10Keep that Dream Burning (Kohlberger, 2017) 8/10To Sleep With Anger (Burnett, 1990) 8/10Twentieth Century (Hawks, 1934) 8/10Elena and Her Men (Renoir, 1956) 5/10Five Year Diary (Reels 22, 23, 80,81) (Robinson) 9/10As I was Moving Ahead… (Mekas, 2000) 9/10Le Mepris (Godard, 1964) 8/10 Goldman v Silverman (Safdie, Safdie, 2020) 2/10What did Jack Do? (Lynch, 2017) 5/10Calypso (Tait, 1955) 6/10The Drift Back (Tait, 1957)Palindrome (Tait, 1964) 7/10Walden (Mekas, 1969) 4/10*Jeanne Dielman… (Akerman, 1975) 10/10*Akira (Otomo, 1988) 6/10Sebastian and Jonas Leaving the Party (Jacobs, 2019) 6/10The Georgetown Loop (Jacobs, 1996) 7/10Only Angels Have Wings (Hawks, 1939) 10/10*Phantom Thread (Anderson, 2017) 10/10Rio Bravo (Hawks, 1959) 10/10*Porco Rosso (Miyazaki, 1992) 9/10Le Beau Mariage (Rohmer, 1982) 5/10Alphaville (Godard, 1965) 6/10
― devvvine, Monday, 3 February 2020 14:45 (two weeks ago) link
Good Intentions (short - Mantzaris, 2018)God Told Me To (Cohen, 1976)Le Corbeau (Clouzot, 1943)Sorry, Wrong Number (Litvak, 1948)Ash Is Purest White (Jia, 2018)Separate Tables (Mann, 1958)The Last Details (Ashby, 1973)The Swimmer (Perry, 1968)What Did Jack Do? (short - Lynch, 2017)Begone, Dull Care (short - McLaren, Lambart, 1949)Chinese Roulette (Fassbinder, 1976)The Fugitive Kind (Lumet, 1960)Dragged Across Concrete (Zahler, 2019)L'assassin habite au 21 (Clouzot, 1942)My Best Fiend (Herzog, 1999)Fata Morgana (Herzog, 1971)The Image Book (Godard, 2018)The Naked Prey (Wilde, 1965)Hot Biskits (short - Williams, 1931)Big in Vietnam (short - Diop, 2012)Liberian Boy (short - Diop, 2015)A Married Woman (Godard, 1964)
― Miami weisse (WmC), Thursday, 6 February 2020 04:10 (one week ago) link
Missile (Wiseman, 1988) - 10/10*Tout Va Bien (Godard, Gorin; 1972) - 9/10Letter to Jane (Godard, Gorin; 1972) - 6/10Not Wanted (Lupino, 1949) - 9/10*The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Fassbinder, 1972) - 10/10Daisy Miller (Bogdanovich, 1974) - 7/10*Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (Gondry, 2004) - 9/10Targets (Bogdanovich, 1968) - 8/10Le Petit Soldat (Godard, 1963) - 7/10Perfect Love (Breillat, 1996) - 9/10*The Terminator (Cameron, 1984) - 9/10Kaili Blues (BI, 2015) - 8/10The Swimmer (Perry, 1968) - 10/10In Another Country (Hong, 2012) - 8/10Innocents with Dirty Hands (Chabrol, 1975) - 7/10The Green Ray (Rohmer, 1986) - 10/10
Domestic Violence (Wiseman, 2001) - 10/10Hotel by the River (Hong, 2018) - 8/10Rebels of the Neon God (Tsai, 1992) - 9/10The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Yates, 1973) - 9/10Becky Sharp (Mamoulian, 1935) - 6/10Madame Bovary (Chabrol, 1991) - 8/10Point Blank (Boorman, 1967) - 7/10Goodbye, Dragon Inn (Tsai, 2003) - 8/10The Stationmaster’s Wife (Fassbinder, 1977) - 7/10Isabelle Huppert, une vie pour jouer (Toubaina, 2001) - 8/10The Naked and the Dead (Walsh, 1958) - 7/10Fallen Angels (Wong, 1995) - 10/10Ossessione (Visconti, 1943) - 8/10Inspector Bellamy (Chabrol, 2009) - 6/10Domestic Violence 2 (Wiseman, 2002) - 10/10
― flappy bird, Thursday, 6 February 2020 07:48 (one week ago) link
Parasite (6.0)El Camino (6.0)Little Women (7.5)Woodstock: Three Days That Defined a Generation (7.0)Uncut Gems (5.0)Bombshell (6.0)Richard Jewell (6.5)Dark Waters (6.5)Making Waves (7.0)What She Said: The Art of Pauline Kael (7.5)
I thought 10 movies in two months (I last posted here Dec. 6) was a snail's pace, but that works out to 60 a year, which is normal for me, so moving out of the city hasn't changed much at all in terms of numbers--the change is that Bombshell and Richard Jewell probably would have been replaced by a couple more documentaries.
― clemenza, Thursday, 13 February 2020 14:29 (six days ago) link
Finally got around to Knives Out; had no idea it had so much in common with Parasite in its own (very mannered, solidly entertaining, well cast) way
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 13 February 2020 16:48 (six days ago) link
Boy, "Honeyland" was some rough stuff, like watching a live action Biblical (Old Testament) parable.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 February 2020 03:16 (five days ago) link
she calls a fucking plague on them!
Egoyan's new one, "Guest of Honor," is not good. Well acted, loopy and silly script.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 14 February 2020 04:36 (five days ago) link
Every time someone disses Guest of Honor I'm going to mention that it premiered at Venice last year, where there were only two women in competition, and the festival director refused critique because he only chooses the best art.
― Frederik B, Friday, 14 February 2020 09:15 (five days ago) link
my first egoyan! unless someone argues otherwise, likely my last egoyan.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 14 February 2020 14:51 (five days ago) link
No! See his first ... 7? 8?
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 February 2020 15:05 (five days ago) link
All great, iirc.
Remember honestly wasn't bad either. Very late style film, but the camerawork was good, and the script was insane enough to work. But boy has Egoyan made a lot of crap over the last, what, fifteen years? I suspect Where the Truth Lies will be horrifying on a rewatch.
― Frederik B, Friday, 14 February 2020 15:12 (five days ago) link
Atlantics (2019) 9/10Daddy Longlegs (2010) 8/10Pickup on South Street (1953) 7/10Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation (2015) 6/10A Hidden Life (2020) 8/10Mission Impossible 2 (2000) 2/10Good Time (2017) 8/10Mission Impossible: Fallout (2018) 6/10Zama (2017) 9/10Mad Monkey Kung Fu (1979) 7/10Funeral in Berlin (1966) 7/10The Third Man (1949) 10/10On the Bowery (1957) 8/10Bob le Flambeur (1959) 9/10The Color Out of Space (2020) 2/10A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 7/10Touchez Pas au Grisbi (1954) 9/10The Enigma of Kaspar Hauser (1975) 7/10Mission Impossible 3 (2006) 6/10
its been a weird month
― turn the jawhatthefuckever on (One Eye Open), Friday, 14 February 2020 15:29 (five days ago) link
what is the essential egoyan? Sweet Hereafter?Guest of Honor was frankly bad; the twist in the middle literally had me shaking my head.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 14 February 2020 15:46 (five days ago) link
Sweet hereafter or Exotica which is a very odd but great film
― or something, Friday, 14 February 2020 15:55 (five days ago) link
Either of those two for sure. His first several movies have a lot of thematic consistency, so if you like those two you will like his earlier films as well.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 14 February 2020 16:06 (five days ago) link
will try at some point.
Saw Barbara Kopple's new documentary for the History Channel, "Desert One," about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis and the failed 1980 rescue attempt that ended with eight dead Delta Force members. I thought it was great; not sure how it could have been done any better without much discussing Reagan or the politics of that moment and our moment more closely... but that's honestly a different film. What she got out of the amazing lineup of interviewees (including Carter, who she said she had all of 20 minutes with) and the declassified phone calls between the white house and the military is stunning. Highly recommended when it comes to the teevee.
At the talkback, they had two of the helicopter pilots and one of the hostages onstage; it was real intense.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 14 February 2020 16:11 (five days ago) link
Legendary Weapons of China (SB; Liu Chia-Liang, 1982) 5/10 couldn't follow the story but the magic boxing was radLittle Women (2019) 6/10What Did Jack Do? (Lynch, 2017)Marriage Story (white people, 2019) 6/10Parasite (Joon-ho, 2019) 9/10
― wasdnuos (abanana), Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:53 (four days ago) link
calendar is my favorite egoyan. but sweet hereafter is a better starting point.
― wasdnuos (abanana), Saturday, 15 February 2020 00:56 (four days ago) link
The Tree of Life (2011, Malick; expanded version) 8/10Georgia, Georgia (1972, Bjorkman) 5/10It Happened to Jane (1959, Quine) 6/10*The Tree of Life (2011, Malick; theatrical version) 9/10Lions Love (1969, Varda) 5/10*Matewan (1987, Sayles) 7/10Afternoon (2007, Schanelec) 7/10*Girl Shy (1924, Newmeyer, Taylor) 8/10Fast Trip, Long Drop (1994, Bordowitz) 6/10*Holiday (1938, Cukor) 9/10An Affair of the Skin (1963, Maddow) 4/10The Tamarind Seed (1974, Edwards) 6/10Sextool (1975, Halsted) 4/10Uncut Gems (2019, Safdie, Safdie) 8/10
― brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 16 February 2020 15:05 (three days ago) link
The Panic Is On (Parrott, 1931)The Hasty Marriage (Pratt, 1931)The Phantom Fiend (Elvey, 1932)A Honeymoon Adventure (Elvey, 1931)The Mole People (Vogel, 1956)Shirin (Kiarostami, 2008)Ten (Kiarostami, 2002)
― Life is a banquet and my invitation was lost in the mail (j.lu), Monday, 17 February 2020 00:29 (two days ago) link
The Gentlemen (Ritchie, Atchinson, Davies 2020) [DCP] 1/10* Death To Smoochy (DeVito, Resnick 2002) 4/10Le Mans '66 (Ford x Ferrari) (Mangold, Butterworth, Butterworth, Keller 2019) [DCP] 4/10* Aliens (Cameron, Giler, Hill 1986) 7/10* True Romance (Scott, Tarantino 1993) 7/10The Audition (Scorsese, Winter 2015) 2/10By Dawn's Early Light (Hart, Berk 1974) 8/10
― Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Monday, 17 February 2020 04:33 (two days ago) link
death to smoochy is a classic
― flappy bird, Monday, 17 February 2020 07:24 (two days ago) link
I've probably said this elsewhere, but Le Mans 66, if done right, would have been a more effective anti-capitalist film than Parasite.
― Frederik B, Monday, 17 February 2020 08:44 (two days ago) link
it really whiffed the opportunities that were there
attempts to gesture at some "maybe underdog narratives only exist because of the strictures of capitalism" themes but is terrified of actually having a point, let alone considering that glorifying motor vehicle production & wildly recreational burning of fossil fuels is plainly endorsing a death cult in 2019.― Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Monday, February 10, 2020 7:50 AM (one week ago)
― Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Monday, February 10, 2020 7:50 AM (one week ago)
― Fantastic. Great move. Well done (sic), Monday, 17 February 2020 09:35 (two days ago) link
Pierrot Le Fou (Godard, 1965)Made in USA (Godard, 1966)Suzaki Paradise: Red Light District (Kawashima, 1956)The Devil's Eye (Bergman, 1960)Clockers (Lee, 1995)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (Sciamma, 2019)
― xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 18 February 2020 22:31 (yesterday) link