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
I used to have a Blu-Ray of Hard To Be A God but gave it away. I think I'm gonna buy it and watch it with the sound off like video wallpaper (the same thing I do with Miami Vice and Mad Max: Fury Road).
― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Friday, 2 August 2019 00:34 (three weeks ago) link
Saw it twice in theaters, good times
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 2 August 2019 02:00 (three weeks ago) link
I thought Booksmart was excellent. Yeah, sort of similar to Superbad, but I liked this one better.
― Josh in Chicago, Friday, 2 August 2019 03:08 (three weeks ago) link
In Heaven There Is No Beer? (1985)Ronin (1998)Shoplifters (2018)Brasilintime (2006)Midsommar (2019)Can You Ever Forgive Me (2018)Eighth Grade (2018)Jackie Brown (1997)The Thing (1982)La Strada (1954)
Didnt see any of the ilx discussion of Eighth Grade, but surprised at how much I enjoyed it. I really appreciated how it stayed low key with the plotting. I kept worrying it was going to turn melodramatic and shittily "tackle" cyberbullying or suicide or guns or w/e, but it was just a week or so in the life, which I v much appreciated.
― “Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Friday, 2 August 2019 13:50 (three weeks ago) link
EIGHTH GRADE (2018, written & directed by Bo Burnham, starring Elsie Fisher)
― johnny crunch, Friday, 2 August 2019 13:55 (three weeks ago) link
yeah looking forward to reading through it today
― “Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Friday, 2 August 2019 14:02 (three weeks ago) link
My "on deck" list... anybody want to push me one way or the other with these as the best place to start?Body at Brighton RockDogmanStyxO-Bi, O-Ba: The End of CivilizationSword of TrustSafari (Ulrich Seidl)Ray and LizKnife and HeartLorna's Silence
Seeing a bunch of short movies about death in a cemetery tonight for my birthday
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 2 August 2019 14:50 (three weeks ago) link
Mission: Impossible (1996, De Palma) 6/10Gate of Hell (1953, Kinugasa) 8/10*The Train (1964, Frankenheimer) 9/10*Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991, Meyer) 7/10Maidstone (1970, Mailer) 4/10Nitrate Kisses (1992, Hammer) 8/10Generations (2010, Hammer, Carducci) 7/10A Monkey in Winter (1962, Verneuil) 7/10Wild 90 (1968, Mailer) 5/10Days of Wine and Roses (1962, Edwards) 8/10
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 3 August 2019 12:27 (three weeks ago) link
Midsommar (Aster, 2019) 6/10*The Dogs of War (Irvin, 1980) 7/10Lianna (Sayles, 1983) 8/10Dial M for Murder (Hitchcock, 1954) 7/10Nico, 1988 (Nicchiarelli, 2017) 7/10*The Dirty Dozen (Aldrich, 1967) 8/10Salvatore Giuliano (Rosi, 1962) 8/10*Miami Vice (Mann, 2006) 7/10Us (Peele, 2019) 7/10Stand Up Guys (Stevens, 2012) 4/10
― The World According To.... (Michael B), Saturday, 3 August 2019 14:07 (three weeks ago) link
Not sure if Christopher Walken is playing a senile old guy or playing Christopher Walken in "Stand Up Guys". The film is twice as bad as you would expect.
― The World According To.... (Michael B), Saturday, 3 August 2019 14:44 (three weeks ago) link
Just Maine Folks (O'Neil, 1912)Switzerland the Beautiful (1934)Cross Fire (Brower, 1933)Un Chant d'Amour (Genet, 1950)Rhythmus 21 (Richter, 1923)The Hunchback of Notre Dame (Worsley, 1923)The Brig (Mekas, 1964)Guns of the Trees (Mekas, 1961)Project Gutenberg (Chong, 2018)
― Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Sunday, 4 August 2019 21:35 (three weeks ago) link
Calamity Jane (Butler, 1953) 6/10Cecil B. DeMented (Waters, 2000) 5/10Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (Asher, 1983) 6/10The Fruit Machine (Fodey, 2018) 8/10Myra Breckinridge (Sarne, 1970) 4/10The Normal Heart (Murphy, 2014) 7/10The Long Good Friday (Mackenzie, 1980) 8/10*Die Hard 2 (Harlin, 1990) 7/10House by the River (Lang, 1950) 6/10The Terry Fox Story (Thomas, 1983) 4/10
― Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Monday, 5 August 2019 15:16 (two weeks ago) link
* Monterey Pop (1968) 4.5/5The Juniper Tree (1990) 3/5* Death Proof (2007) 3.5/5* Veronika Voss (1982) 4/5Model Shop (1968) 3/5Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 4/5Apollo 11 (2019) 4/5* Showgirls 3.5/5
― Chris L, Monday, 5 August 2019 16:27 (two weeks ago) link
Our Betters (Cukor, 1933)The Old Man and the Gun (Lowery, 2018)My Beautiful Laundrette (Frears, 1985)A Face in the Crowd (Kazan, 1957)One-Eyed Jacks (Brando, 1961)The African Queen (Huston, 1951)Hale County This Morning, This Evening (Ross, 2018)Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Tarantino, 2019)The Heiress (Wyler, 1949)The Prisoner (Glenville, 1955)*Monterey Pop (Pennebaker, 1968)Police Story (Chan, 1985)
― Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 02:16 (two weeks ago) link
tsk, leaving ellipses out of the Film of the Year
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 02:35 (two weeks ago) link
So what did you think about the movie, Morbs?
― quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:02 (two weeks ago) link
xp -- whatever, you old hatebag
― Manfred Hemming-Hawing (WmC), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 03:08 (two weeks ago) link
it's the best film he's ever made by some distance
― flappy bird, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 04:11 (two weeks ago) link
asked a cinema friend about it, he really loved it but wasn't willing to go that far, not yet anyway
― Dan S, Tuesday, 6 August 2019 06:22 (two weeks ago) link
* Married to the Mob (Demme, Strugatz, Burns 1988) 📺Stuber (Dowse, Clancy, Goldstein, Daley 2019) The Thin Man (W. S. Dyke, Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich, after Dashiell Hammett 1934) 📽️ 35mmUnder The Silver Lake (Mitchell 2019) 📺Bad Times At The El Royale (Goddard 2018) 📺Assault On Precinct 13 (Carpenter 1976) 📺Gold Diggers Of 1933 (LeRoy, Berkeley, Hopwood, Gelsey, Seymour, Markson, Boehm, Warren, Dubin 1933) * Magic Mike XXL (Jacobs, Carolin 2015) Speed Racer (Wachowski & Wachowski after Yoshida 2008) Starcrash (Cozzi, Wachsberger 1978) Valkyrie (Sex Criminal, McQuarrie, Alexander 2008) 📺Django (Corbucci, Corbucci, Rossetti, Maesso, Vivarelli 1966) * Magic Mike XXL (Jacobs, Carolin 2015) Sword Of Trust (Lynn Shelton, Mike O'Brien 2019) ffolkes a/k/a North Sea Hijack (McLaglen, Davies 1980) 📺Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Tarantino 2019) 📽️ 35mmJobe'z World (Bilandic 2019) 📺The Wrecking Crew (Karlson, McGivern after Hamilton 1968) 📺Scotty And The Secret History Of Hollywood (Tyrnauer 2017) 📺
― quelle sprocket damage (sic), Tuesday, 6 August 2019 19:20 (two weeks ago) link
Honeyland was one of the more complex and crazy things I've seen this year; worth the trek to catch it in a theater if you can. it's a documentary parable about modernity, obligation and futility... with bees! the lead woman, Hatidze, is one of the most amazing characters you're ever going to see on screen.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B27ORUHlp6E
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 8 August 2019 15:00 (two weeks ago) link
those treks in full:
Melbourne, Australia 18 August , 7:00 PM | The Capitol
Fort Collins, CO, – USA 30 August, time TBA | The Lyric
― quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:23 (two weeks ago) link
Also playing in NYC at the Quad five times a day through at least next week:https://quadcinema.com/film/honeyland/'twas an NYT pick and the wednesday early evening show i went to was packed so i think word is getting out.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:45 (two weeks ago) link
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:46 (two weeks ago) link
brody's review, as he often does, bitches about what the film is not but at least takes the time to acknowledge all the good things it is. I'll admit the removal from the current socioeconomic political story makes it feel a bit adrift from the world and the smoothing of the story into a filmic narrative makes it almost impossible to register as a documentary but these are structural concerns and not questions of quality or enjoyment.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 8 August 2019 17:51 (two weeks ago) link
Anthony Lane reviewed it for the magazine, iirc, and was very positive.
― Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 8 August 2019 22:38 (two weeks ago) link
yeah, i read that one too. it's mostly getting raves!
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 9 August 2019 13:56 (two weeks ago) link
The Haunted Bedroom (Edison Company, 1913)The Rink (Chaplin, 1916)Nice and Friendly (Chaplin, 1922)A Night in the Show (Chaplin, 1915)Don't Shove (Goulding, 1919)Wise Guys Prefer Brunettes (Jones & Laurel, 1926)Finn and Hattie (McLeod & Taurog, 1931)Elstree Calling (Brunel, Hitchcock, et al, 1930)By the Sun's Rays, (Giblyn, 1914)What Price Glory (Walsh, 1926)Pilgrimage (Ford, 1933)The Woman Condemned (Davenport, 1934)The Iceman's Ball (Sandrich, 1932)Flying Elephants (Butler & Roach, 1928)By Whose Hand? (Stoloff, 1932)Hangman's House (Ford, 1928)The Silver Cord (Cromwell, 1933)Blood Money (Brown, 1933)Regeneration (Walsh, 1915)
― Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Sunday, 11 August 2019 21:09 (two weeks ago) link
Bong Joon-Ho's Parasite is great, though I'm not sure what he's going on about here in that there's not really a last minute switch up? Just savvy marketing I guess.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zh0A35bB1gw
anyways, it's quite funny and just flat out impressive filmmaking... the man knows how to frame a scene! Dunno how thought provoking I'd call it but your mileage may vary. "Truly which of us is the REAL parasite" seems to be the extent of its fairly surface level social commentary but when your film is this fun who cares?
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Sunday, 11 August 2019 22:08 (two weeks ago) link
Lucretia Martel's Headless Woman was an interesting back-to-back with Parasite as both are essentially altered perception murder mysteries-cum-portraits of the clueless in class warfare. A bit of a living dream, which is how Zama felt too.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 12 August 2019 02:37 (one week ago) link
Funny Face (Donen)Indiscreet (Donen)Charade (Donen)Arabesque (Donen)Two for the Road (Donen)Norma Rae (Ritt)Coming Home (Ashby)The Mosquito Coast (Weir)Drugstore Cowboy (van Sant)Psycho (van Sant)Restless (van Sant)The Bourne Supremacy (Greengrass)The Bourne Ultimatum (Greengrass)Captain Phillips (Greengrass)Jackie Brown (Tarantino)*Kill Bill (Tarantino)*Once Upon a Time in Hollywood (Tarantino)To the Wonder (Malick)*Knight of Cups (Malick)*Song to Song (Malick)The Childhood of a Leader (Corbet)Vox Lux (Corbet)Lords of Chaos (Åkerlund)Bohemian Rhapsody (Singer & co)Rolling Thunder Revue: A Bob Dylan Story by Martin Scorsese (Scorsese)Spider-Man: Far From Home (Watts)Mondo Cane (Jacopetti, Cavara & Prosperi)
― Frederik B, Monday, 12 August 2019 11:50 (one week ago) link
The Gold Rush (Chaplin, 1925) - 10/10Fish Tank (Arnold, 2009) - 8/10In the Heat of the Night (Jewison, 1967) - 6/10The Sun Shines Bright (Ford, 1953) - 9/10Les Carabiniers (Godard, 1963) - 7/10The Devil, Probably (Bresson, 1977) - 6/10Bad Times at the El Royale (Goddard, 2018) - 5/103 Godfathers (Ford, 1948) - 8/10The Marriage of Maria Braun (Fassbinder, 1979)Forbidden Games (Clement, 1952) - 8/10Children of Men (Cuarón, 2006) - 8/10Sunrise (Murnau, 1927) - 10/10Lancelot of the Lake (Bresson, 1974) - 9/10The Flower of My Secret (Almodóvar, 1995) - 8/10Sergeant Rutledge (Ford, 1960) - 8/10A Separation (Farhadi, 2011) - 9/10Twentieth Century (Hawks, 1934) - 8/10The Prisoner of Shark Island (Ford, 1936) - 8/10One Wonderful Sunday (Kurosawa, 1947) - 7/10Amour (Haneke, 2012) - 6/10The Traveller (Kiarostami, 1974) - 7/10The Skin I Live In (Almodóvar, 2011) - 9/10
― flappy bird, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 05:45 (one week ago) link
the Fassbinder is a 9
― flappy bird, Tuesday, 13 August 2019 05:46 (one week ago) link
David Crosby: Remember My Name (Eaton, 2019) 6/10The Farewell (Wong, 2019) 6/10Once Upon a Time in America (Tarantino, 2019) 7/10Peterloo (Leigh, 2019) 8/10The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) 7/10* Hard Eight (Anderson, 2019) 8/10Midsommar (Aster, 2019) 7/10* Klute (Pakula, 1971) 6/10* Cléo from 5 to 7 (Varda, 1962) 9/10* The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1941) 10/10
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 11:00 (one week ago) link
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 12:22 (one week ago) link
That’s a fun slate! Haven’t seen Hard Eight in years.Amazing Grace (finally!) and Last Black Man in San Francisco lined up for the next few days.
― Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 14:08 (one week ago) link
Oh wow I'd give "Peterloo" half that score, Alfred. I found it incredibly hamfisted and broad and a total nosedive after the great "Mr Turner".
― Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 16:50 (one week ago) link
I loved it.
― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 13 August 2019 16:54 (one week ago) link
Knife + Heart (Gonzalez, 2018) 8/10*Gangs of New York (Scorsese, 2002) 5/10*Jackass: The Movie (Tremaine, 2002) 8/10Tonka of the Gallows (Anton, 1930) 7/10Islands (Gonzalez, 2017) 7/10Battle in Heaven (Reygadas, 2005) 7/10*Johnny Guitar (Ray, 1954) 10/10Une Femme Douce (Bresson, 1969) 6/10Adoption (Meszaros, 1975) 6/10
― devvvine, Sunday, 18 August 2019 19:08 (one week ago) link
The Knife of the Party (Jason, 1934)Estrellados (de Alberich & Sedgwick)*The Bishop Misbehaves (Dupont, 1935)That Man From Rio (de Broca, 1964)Spider-Man: Far From Home (Watts, 2019)
― Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Monday, 19 August 2019 00:16 (six days ago) link
Butcher, Baker, Nightmare Maker (1982) 3/5* Love Streams (1984) 5/5Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) 3.5/5The Lawnmower Man (1992) 3/5* Detour (1945) 3/5Pokemon Detective Pikachu 2.5/5Silver Jew (2007) 3/5* Eyes Wide Shut 3.5/5Bombshell: the Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) 3/5Under the Silver Lake (2018) 1/5* Starship Troopers (1997) 3.5/5
― Chris L, Monday, 19 August 2019 12:48 (six days ago) link
Rolling Thunder Revue (7.5)The Contender (7.5)Once Upon a Time...In Hollywood (7.5)Rocketman (5.5)David Crosby: Remember My Name (7.0)Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (7.5)Leaving Home, Coming Home: A Portrait of Robert Frank (7.0)Jaws (10.0)Yesterday (6.0)Mid90s (7.0)Eighth Grade (7.0)
― clemenza, Monday, 19 August 2019 13:39 (six days ago) link
Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom (Bayona, 2018) 5/10Brewster McCloud (Altman, 1970) 7/10King of New York (Ferrara, 1990) 7/10Start the Revolution Without Me (Yorkin, 1970) 6/10I Am Michael (Kelly, 2015) 6/10The Farewell (Wang, 2019) 6/10Diary of a Lost Girl (Pabst, 1929) 7/10*Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Stuart, 1971) 8/10Zabriskie Point (Antonioni, 1970) 5/10*The Freshman (Bergman, 1990) 7/10
― Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Monday, 19 August 2019 15:00 (six days ago) link
What You Gonna Do When the World’s on Fire? (2018, Minervini) 7/10 Marius (1931, Korda/Pagnol) 9/10 The Shining Hour (1938, Borzage) 6/10 La Flor (2018, Llinas) 6/10 The Tree of Wooden Clogs (1978, Olmi) 8/10 *Let the Sunshine In (2017, Denis) 9/10 The Thrill of It All (1963, Jewison) 5/10 I Fidanzati (1963, Olmi) 8/10 Susan Lenox (Her Fall and Rise) (1931, Leonard) 6/10 *Pillow Talk (1959, Gordon) 8/10
― a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 19 August 2019 17:31 (six days ago) link
mid90s is the most realistic depiction of teenage subcultures (in this case, dirtbag skater kids) since River's Edge. Low-stakes, funny, and streaming for free on Amazon Prime.
― shared unit of analysis (unperson), Monday, 19 August 2019 23:56 (six days ago) link
Kursk (Vinterberg, 2018)T.R. Baskin (Ross, 1971)The Rover (Michôd, 2014)Backbeat (Softley, 1994)Once Upon A Time In Hollywood (Tarantino, 2019)Being Frank: The Chris Sievey Story (Sullivan, 2018)Alita: Battle Angel (Rodriguez, 2019)Rams (Hustwit, 2018)Chungking Express (Wong, 1994) (*repeat viewing)John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum (Stahelski, 2019)Charlie Says (Harron, 2018)
― Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 20 August 2019 04:52 (five days ago) link
The Grapes of Wrath (Ford, 1940) - 8/10I’m So Excited! (Almodóvar, 2013) - 8/10Jungle Fever (Lee, 1991) - 7/10Law of Desire (Almodóvar, 1987) - 7/10The Killing of Sister George (Aldrich, 1968) - 10/10The Gingerbread Man (Altman, 1998) - 6/10The Iron Horse (Ford, 1924) - 9/10All About My Mother (Almodóvar, 1999) - 8/10Far From Heaven (Haynes, 2002) - 9/10Wagon Master (Ford, 1950) - 9/10Film Socialisme (Godard, 2010) - 8/10*Buffalo ’66 (Gallo, 1998) - 8/10Talk to Her (Almodóvar, 2002) - 7/10The Golden Coach (Renoir, 1952) - 7/10*Veronika Voss (Fassbinder, 1982) - 9/10
― flappy bird, Thursday, 22 August 2019 03:36 (three days ago) link
just watched In Pursuit of Venus (Infected) by Lisa Reihana at the De Young, it was incredible
― Dan S, Thursday, 22 August 2019 03:51 (three days ago) link
never watched anything on an 85 foot screen before
― Dan S, Thursday, 22 August 2019 03:55 (three days ago) link
All Things Must Pass the doc about Tower records history. I don't think I knew much about the chronology before. This was pretty good.
1/2 of Sorry To Bother You which I was watching on memory stick when I found out All Things Must Pass was on TV. Really enjoying it so need to get back to it.
Once Upon A Time In Hollywood. Slightly revisionist but quite enjoyable. But that's Tarant8no for you.
― Stevolende, Thursday, 22 August 2019 06:52 (three days ago) link