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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 (six months ago) Permalink

what did you think of Eighth Grade & Blindspotting?

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

xp wait, WHAT?

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

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

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

*Mississippi Grind

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

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

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

It was fun etc.

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

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

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

honestly happy death day was surprisingly enjoyable for what it was

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

the gospel of the bear film has reached the troposphere

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

lol

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

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

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

lil too try hard idk

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

Re-watching Whit Stillman's Barcelona tonight.

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

Free Solo can be read as an exploration of a remarkably difficult relationship if yo uwant

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 10 February 2019 19:48 (one week ago) Permalink

Step Forward (Beaudine & Jones, 1922)
Brilliantino the Bullfighter (Wilson, 1922)
Hooked (Hibbard, 1925)
Oil's Well (Wilson, 1923)
Felix Lends a Hand (Messmer, 1922)
Felix Turns the Tide (Messmer, 1922)
*Up the River (Ford, 1930)
Felix Goes a-Hunting (Messmer, 1923)
#Animal Behaviour (Snowden & Fine, 2018)
#Bao (Shi, 2018)
#Late Afternoon (Bagnall, 2017)
#One Small Step (Chesworth & Pontillas, 2018)
#Weekends (Jimenez, 2017)
Tweet-Tweet (Bekmambetova, 2018)
Wishing Box (Zhang & Li, 2017)
#Detainment (Lambe, 2018)
#Fauve (Comte, 2018)
#Marguerite (Farley, 2018)
#Madre (Sorogoyen, 2017)
#Skin (Nattiv, 2018)
West of Hot Dog (Rock & Pembroke, 1924)

#Academy Award-nominated short

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Sunday, 10 February 2019 23:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Updated "things i missed in 2018 and still need to see that are streaming" list:

In Progress/Next:
Roma (Netflix)
You Were Never Really Here (Amazon)
First Reformed (Amazon)
Incredibles 2 (Netflix)
Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Netflix)

Still To See:
Unsane (Amazon)
The Great Buddha+ (Amazon)
Generation Wealth (Amazon)
Loveless (Amazon/Starz)
Western (Amazon)
John McEnroe: in the Realm of Perfection (Amazon)
Minding the Gap (Hulu)
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (Kanopy/Hulu)
Nancy (Kanopy)
Let the Corpses Tan (Kanopy)
The Other Side of the Wind (Netflix)
Black Panther (Netflix)
Avengers Infinity War (Netflix)
Happy as Lazzarro (Netfix)
Bird Box (Netflix)
Filmworker (Netflix)
They’ll Love Me When I’m Dead (Netflix)
Solo (Netflix)
What Still Remains (Netflix)
Tully (HBO)
The Tale (HBO)
Jane Fonda in Five Acts (HBO)
Won’t You Be My Neighbor (HBO)

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 11 February 2019 17:33 (one week ago) Permalink

The friday the 13th remake. I really wanted to finish it cause of supernatural's jared. But god damn it was horrendous. Also I was so stoned. Fell asleep.

nathom, Monday, 11 February 2019 18:49 (one week ago) Permalink

xp the mcenroe doc is a curious one, i watched it yesterday; even coming to it as a huge tennis fan as i am, its prob a bit too niche/odd for me & id be surprised if it has/had much broad appeal

johnny crunch, Monday, 11 February 2019 19:41 (one week ago) Permalink

i'm afraid it may be unwatchable if not on the big screen, but let's see

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 11 February 2019 19:55 (one week ago) Permalink

Minding the Gap was really painful, really beautiful; perfect companion piece for Monrovia, Indiana.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 13 February 2019 05:21 (one week ago) Permalink

I love 'In the Realm of Perfection' but lol at them adding 'John McEnroe' to the title. It's an experimental doc, but I just love the footage. That one clip with Sonic Youth under it is breathtaking.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 13 February 2019 17:11 (one week ago) Permalink

should I watch Kansas City or Johnny Guitar tonight

flappy bird, Thursday, 14 February 2019 02:37 (one week ago) Permalink

Johnny Guitar

Dan S, Thursday, 14 February 2019 02:41 (one week ago) Permalink

Festival haul Berlin:

The Kindness of Strangers (Scherfig)
Gully Boy (Akhtar)
Heimat ist ein Raum auf Zeit (Heise)
System Crasher (Fingscheidt)
By the Grace of God (Ozon)
Öndög (Wang Quan’an)
The Ground Beneath My Feet (Kreutzer)
Out Stealing Horses (Molland)
African Mirror (Hedinger)
The Golden Glove (Akin)
God Exists, Her Name is Petrunya (Mitevska)
Breathless Animals (Lei)
Mr Jones (Holland)
From Tomorrow On, I Will (Markovic & Wu)
Ghost Town Anthology (Coté)
The Stone Speakers (Drljaca)
A Tale of Three Sisters (Alper)
Vanishing Days (Zhu)
The Garden (Jarman)
I Was at Home, But (Schanelec)
Piranhas (Giovannesi)
Farewell to the Night (Téchiné)
Years of Construction (Emigholz)
Varda by Agnés (Varda)
Elisa y Marcela (Coixet)
Synonymes (Lapid)
So Long, My Son (Wang Xiaoshuai)
About Some Meaningless Events (Derkaoui)
Eleven Miles (Joshi)
Variety (Gordon)

Frederik B, Thursday, 14 February 2019 23:15 (one week ago) Permalink

that's a lot sans commentary. what do you recommend?

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 14 February 2019 23:29 (one week ago) Permalink

flappy what did you think of johnny guitar

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 February 2019 23:36 (one week ago) Permalink

I'm about to watch it! I ran out of time last night and watched a really great, very short (55 min) Godard film/video essay (Ici et Ailleurs / Here and Elsewhere).

flappy bird, Thursday, 14 February 2019 23:40 (one week ago) Permalink

i hope you enjoy it, it blew my mind a few years ago when they screened it at the momi

jolene club remix (BradNelson), Thursday, 14 February 2019 23:43 (one week ago) Permalink

that's a lot sans commentary. what do you recommend?

― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), 15. februar 2019 00:29 (twelve minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

i think only Gully Boy is available right now, as it's on Amazon Prime, and that's a pretty funny if very sentimentalized hip-hop rise-to-fame story.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pGmbUdf6lEM

Elisa y Marcela should be on Netflix soon, but I can't really recommend it. It's supposed to be a story about Spains first same-sex marriage (one of the women claimed to be a man, and they were later sent to jail for, among other things, blasphemy) and it's supposed to show how ordinary same sex relationships are, but the first half is so awfully sentimental that it undercuts the message. Second half gets better.

But mostly I loved the German documentary/Berlin school stuff (Heise, Emigholz, Schanelec) as well as all the chinese stuff. Oh, and 'Stone Speakers' will absolutely define how you look at Bosnia going forward, if you like me don't really know anything about the country.

Frederik B, Thursday, 14 February 2019 23:48 (one week ago) Permalink

i think only Gully Boy is available right now, as it's on Amazon Prime

not on Prime in the US, but it is in cinemas this week

steven, soda jerk (sic), Friday, 15 February 2019 04:17 (one week ago) Permalink

i hope you enjoy it, it blew my mind a few years ago when they screened it at the momi

― jolene club remix (BradNelson)

Loved it. Such a weird, enjoyable, inscrutable movie. Poor Turkey :(

flappy bird, Friday, 15 February 2019 05:01 (one week ago) Permalink

Wind River (Sheridan, 2017) 4/10
Crisis (Bergman, 1946) 6/10
Steamboat Bill Jr. (Keaton, 1928) 8/10
*Phantom Thread (Anderson, 2017) 9/10
The Mule (Eastwood, 2018) 7/10
Poison (Haynes, 1991) 6/10
Shadows (Cassavetes, 1959) 8/10
Donnie Darko (Kelly, 2001) 5/10
Fifty Shades Darker (Foley, 2017) 3/10
God's Little Acre (Mann, 1958) 9/10
Occidental (Beloufa, 2017) 5/10
*A Matter of Life and Death (Powell, Pressburger, 1946) 10/10
Nobody's Daughter Haewon (Hong, 2013) 6/10
Angels on the Street (Choi, 1941)
Picnic at Hanging Rock (Weir, 1975) 8/10
*Burning (Lee, 2018) 7/10

as part of overnight film festival

River of Grass (Reichardt, 1994) 6/10
Still Walking (Kore-eda, 2008) 9/10
Orlando (Potter, 1992) 10/10
El Salvavidas (Alberdi, 2011) 7/10
All these Sleepless Nights (Marczak, 2016) 7/10
Dusty Stacks of Mom: The Poster Project (Mack, 2013) 7/10
Green Days (Ahn, Han, 2011) 4/10
Alice in the Cities (Wenders, 1974) 8/10
A Girl's Own Story (Campion, 1984) 8/10
A Bagful of Fleas (Chytilova, 1962) 7/10

devvvine, Saturday, 16 February 2019 14:51 (one week ago) Permalink

OG Darko or director’s?

steven, soda jerk (sic), Saturday, 16 February 2019 17:58 (one week ago) Permalink

og, also a rewatch

devvvine, Saturday, 16 February 2019 23:10 (one week ago) Permalink

ah

steven, soda jerk (sic), Saturday, 16 February 2019 23:23 (one week ago) Permalink

Aria (various, 1987) - 7/10
Casino (Scorsese, 1995) - 9/10
Daisies (Chytilová, 1966) - 6/10
Contempt (Godard, 1963) - 5/10
Elephant (Van Sant, 2003) - 9/10
Made in U.S.A. (Godard, 1966) - 6/10
Keep Your Right Up (Godard, 1987) - 4/10
Buffalo Bill and the Indians, or Sitting Bull’s History Lesson (Altman, 1976) - 3/10
California Split (Altman, 1974) - 10/10
A Woman is a Woman (Godard, 1961) - 9/10
2 or 3 Things I Know About Her (Godard, 1967) - 9/10
What Women Want (Meyers, 2000) - 4/10
Tiny Furniture (Dunham, 2010) - 8/10
Comment ça va? (Godard, 1976) - 4/10
The Last Detail (Ashby, 1973) - 9/10
Wrong Move (Wenders, 1975) - 10/10
Ici et Ailleurs (Godard, 1976) - 9/10
Johnny Guitar (Ray, 1954) - 9/10
Kansas City (Altman, 1996) - 3/10
Sympathy for the Devil (Godard, 1968) - 6/10
Alice in the Cities (Wenders, 1974) - 8/10
The Bakery Girl of Monceau (Rohmer, 1963) - 9/10

flappy bird, Sunday, 17 February 2019 06:06 (six days ago) Permalink

love california split

flopson, Sunday, 17 February 2019 07:00 (six days ago) Permalink

Soldiers of the King (Elvey, 1933)
*A Propos de Nice (Vigo, 1930)
*Taris (Vigo, 1931)
*Zero for Conduct (Vigo, 1933)
*L'Atalante (Vigo, 1934)
What Price Innocence (Mack, 1933)
When You Read This Letter (Melville, 1953)

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Monday, 18 February 2019 01:43 (five days ago) Permalink

Love Story (6.0)
The Straight Story (9.0)
Unforgettable (5.5)
The Image Book (--)
Fuzz (6.0)
Eyes Wide Shut (7.5)
Burroughs: The Movie (6.0)
15 Minutes (5.5)
The American President (6.0)
Disobedience (6.5)

clemenza, Monday, 18 February 2019 04:47 (five days ago) Permalink

Forever 'B' / Abducted In Plain Sight (Skye Borgman 2017)
* Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (Lord, Rothman, Persichetti, Ramsey 2018) [Laser]
Happy Death Day (Landon after Lobdell 2017)
Coherence (Byrkit, Manugian 2013)
Lost Soul: The Doomed Journey of Richard Stanley’s Island of Dr. Moreau (Gregory 2014)
Gumshoe (Frears, Smith 1971)
High Flying Bird (Soderbergh, McCraney 2019)
The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part (Lord, Miller, Mitchell 2019) [Laser]
Murder On The Orient Express (Lumet, Dehn, allegedly Shaffer, after Christie 1974)
Shoplifters (Kore-eda 2018) [DCP]
* Miller's Crossing (Coen & Coen 1990)

steven, soda jerk (sic), Monday, 18 February 2019 04:52 (five days ago) Permalink

love california split

― flopson

one of the best movies about addiction I've ever seen

flappy bird, Monday, 18 February 2019 05:31 (five days ago) Permalink

* Hour of the Wolf (1968) 4/5
* Miller's Crossing 5/5
High Flying Bird 4/5
Velvet Buzzsaw 2/5
Querelle (1982) 3.5/5
To Live and Die in L.A. (1985) 4/5
The Aviator's Wife (1981) 3.5/5
Fyre Fraud (2019) 2.5/5
Fyre (2019) 3/5
The Tarnished Angels (1957) 4/5
Columbus (2017) 3.5/5

Chris L, Monday, 18 February 2019 12:55 (five days ago) Permalink

Star Wars: The Force Awakens was on TV last night so I watched it. There sure was a lot of "Hey! Here's a thing you liked the last time we did it!"

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 18 February 2019 13:29 (five days ago) Permalink

Support the Girls was a great little movie that no one saw. Well worth it.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 18 February 2019 13:33 (five days ago) Permalink

Regina Hall made a few critics award runners-up lists.

a Stalin Stale Ale for me, please (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 18 February 2019 13:46 (five days ago) Permalink

i loved it; it's on hulu and anyone who has that should see it

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 04:02 (four days ago) Permalink

Speaking of Hulu, no one was lying about Minding the Gap.

bhad bundy (Simon H.), Tuesday, 19 February 2019 05:36 (four days ago) Permalink

"Thunder Road" was really good, too. Reminded me of a more tragicomic"Bottle Rocket," in some ways. Impressive that the guy wrote, acted in and directed it. I kind of want to find some interviews with him now.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 February 2019 05:28 (two days ago) Permalink

I just got back from seeing a 1958 film where the guy wrote, acted in & directed it, followed half an hour’s walk away by a 1971 film where the guy wrote, scored, produced, acted in, directed & edited it

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 21 February 2019 08:34 (two days ago) Permalink

is that a puzzle? van peebles?

adam the (abanana), Thursday, 21 February 2019 09:21 (two days ago) Permalink

Uh, Regina Hall WON best actress from the NY film critics (also Vancouver). Disappointed in Sotosyn's failure in remembering the prizes and nods.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 21 February 2019 11:43 (two days ago) Permalink

it wasn’t a puzzle, but Josh’s mind is gonna be blown when he sees his first ten or twenty Woody Allen flicks

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 21 February 2019 17:21 (two days ago) Permalink

(yes, Van Peebles, plus Welles)

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 21 February 2019 17:22 (two days ago) Permalink

Woody who?

I'm not a fan of Woody Allen films, really. I don't think he's that great of an actor. Or even director, for that matter, though he has made a couple of movies I've liked. Cassavetes is kind of a more impressive writer/actor/director. Citizen Kane is pretty good, too. But it's been a while since I've seen a movie written, directed by and starring the same person, which is why it struck me.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 February 2019 17:27 (two days ago) Permalink

Though I appreciate the pedantic sarcasm.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 February 2019 17:28 (two days ago) Permalink

Oh yeah, speaking of Shane Carruth, he's a more recent triple-threat, too. And Sling Blade? Seemed to happen more during the indie boom of the '90s.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 21 February 2019 17:32 (two days ago) Permalink

Kane was 1941 btw

steven, soda jerk (sic), Thursday, 21 February 2019 19:13 (two days ago) Permalink

The Kindergarten Teacher (Colangelo, 2018) 7/10
Dodsworth (Wyler, 1936) 8/10
Broken Arrow (Daves, 1950) 7/10
*Gremlins 2: The New Batch (Dante, 1990) 8/10
Happy as Lazzaro (Rohrwacher, 2018) 8/10
Querelle (Fassbinder, 1982) 6/10
The Rachel Divide (Brownson, 2018) 7/10
The Student Prince in Old Heidelberg (Lubitsch, 1927) 7/10
Mikey and Nicky (May, 1976) 7/10
*Annie (Huston, 1982) 6/10

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Thursday, 21 February 2019 22:10 (two days ago) Permalink

Birds of Passage was outrageously good and Shakespearean in scope; highest recommendation to anyone near where it's screening

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 22 February 2019 05:02 (yesterday) Permalink

The Artits, which I hadn't seen before last night's BBC4 showing. Quite effective largely silent film or at least the sound consists of soundtrack music apart from a couple of crucial points. Hope taht isn't too much spoiler.
French/US film with 2 French leads and several internationally known ones. I didn't recognise the actress who played Peppy so has she made much of a move intop International film, or is she well known in france?
Quite fun.

Stevolende, Friday, 22 February 2019 09:42 (yesterday) Permalink

fwiw Woody Allen has always said he's not an actor

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 February 2019 15:34 (yesterday) Permalink

Enoch Arden (1911, Griffith) (33m) 7/10
Shoplifters (2018, Kore-eda) 7/10
*Val Lewton: The Man in the Shadows (2007, Jones) (TV) 8/10
Stan & Ollie (2018, Baird) 7/10
*The Crying Game (1992, Jordan) 8/10
Funeral Parade of Roses (1969, Matsumoto) 6/10
The Ballad of the Sad Cafe (1991, Callow) 5/10
*Mikey and Nicky (1976, May) 10/10
Warlock (1959, Dmytryk) 8/10
*Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien (1993, Riggs) (38m) 8/10

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Friday, 22 February 2019 15:46 (yesterday) Permalink

Morbius what is it about Mikey and Nicky? I haven't seen it & you're pretty parsimonious with 10/10's so my interest is piqued.

flappy bird, Friday, 22 February 2019 19:10 (yesterday) Permalink


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