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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 (five years ago) link

what did you think of Eighth Grade & Blindspotting?

flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 17:22 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years ago) link

xp wait, WHAT?

mh, Friday, 10 August 2018 19:09 (five years ago) link

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

flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 19:32 (five years 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 (, Monday, 13 August 2018 12:19 (five years ago) link

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

Late Autumn (Ozu, 1960) 9/10
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 (five years ago) link

I don't log short films like 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years ago) link

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

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 13 August 2018 20:48 (five years ago) link

*Mississippi Grind

braunld (Lowell N. Behold'n), Monday, 13 August 2018 20:48 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years ago) link

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

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:37 (five years ago) link

It was fun etc.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:37 (five years ago) link

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

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:02 (five years 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.

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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years 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 (five years ago) link

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

Chris L, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:33 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:01 (five years ago) link

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 (five years 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) 10/10
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 (five years ago) link

honestly happy death day was surprisingly enjoyable for what it was

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 17 August 2018 19:48 (five years ago) link

the gospel of the bear film has reached the troposphere

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 17 August 2018 20:25 (five years ago) link


princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 17 August 2018 21:23 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

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

johnny crunch, Friday, 17 August 2018 23:27 (five years 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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years 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 (five years ago) link

lil too try hard idk

johnny crunch, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:38 (five years ago) link

*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 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 (five years 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 (five years 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 (, Sunday, 19 August 2018 23:50 (five years ago) link

Re-watching Whit Stillman's Barcelona tonight.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 01:43 (five years 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 (five years 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 (five years ago) link

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 (five years ago) link

Yeah! Really like that film. Inspiration for the band name obv.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 23 July 2023 11:45 (two months ago) link

(imdb trailer suggests it is, you can see him climbing in to the tank but not the shot of him floating there, taken from underneath. yeah, i remember the rest of the film not living up to the premise)

koogs, Sunday, 23 July 2023 11:47 (two months ago) link

Great! Movies (that's the channel name) showed Les Mis last week, the liam neeson version, not the musical. would like to see the depardieu version but doubt i will.

Night Of The Demon on last night. i don't remember it being 2hrs long (with ads).

koogs, Sunday, 23 July 2023 11:51 (two months ago) link

Secret of The Incas (Hopper, 1954)
Touki Bouki (Mambéty, 1973)
*Le Cercle Rouge (Melville, 1980)
*Eureka (Roeg, 1983)
Insignificance (Roeg, 1985)
A Cop Movie (Ruizpalacios, 2021)
Hellzapoppin' (Potter, 1941)
Return to Seoul (Chou, 2022)
Gerry (Van Sant, 2002)
Oppenheimer (Nolan, 2023)

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Sunday, 23 July 2023 16:00 (two months ago) link

After Death (Bauer, 1915)
Here Comes the Groom (Sedgwick, 1934)
Crack-Up (Berke, 1934)
Pop's Pal (Edwards, 1933)
Oppenheimer (Nolan, 2023)
Dream Street (Griffith, 1921)
Roman Scandals (Tuttle, 1933)

Infanta Terrible (, Monday, 24 July 2023 02:05 (two months ago) link

One Fine Morning (2022) 4/5
Jane B. par Agnes V. (1988) 4/5
Oppenheimer 4.5/5
Masked and Anonymous (2003) 3/5
Mission: Impossible - Dead Reckoning Part One (2023) 4/5. Typing this out made me realize how laboriously they had to avoid using a second colon.
Mission: Impossible (1996) 4/5

Chris L, Monday, 31 July 2023 12:24 (one month ago) link

Odd Man Out (Reed, 1947) 6/10
*Three Cases of Murder (1955) 8/10 only let down by the forgettable second case
Les demoiselles de Rochefort (Demy, 1967) 9/10 S&S#185
Black Sunday (Frankenheimer, 1977) 4/10
The Piano (Campion, 1993) 8/10 S&S#50
Mission Impossible Dead Reckoning Part One (McQuarrie, 2023) 8/10 despite the plot being about AI and crypto

formerly abanana (dat), Monday, 31 July 2023 17:26 (one month ago) link

The Channel (William Kaufman, 2023): violent action trash about two ex-Marines turned bank robbers, one reluctant and the other psychotic. Really good action sequences, serviceable plot and characterization. The main FBI agent chasing them was clearly cast because Chadwick Boseman was a) dead and b) would have been out of their price range anyway. Rented it on Prime. Might see what else Kaufman's directed.

but also fuck you (unperson), Tuesday, 1 August 2023 03:15 (one month ago) link

Mission: Impossible (DePalma, 1996)
Interstellar (Nolan, 2014)
Dune (Lynch, 1984)
Asteroid City (Anderson, 2023)
Logan Lucky (Soderbergh, 2017)
Deep Cover (Duke, 1992)
High and Low (Kurosawa, 1963)
Gone Girl (Fincher, 2014)
Reds (Beatty, 1981)
Girls Just Want to Have Fun (Metter, 1985)

jaymc, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 03:40 (one month ago) link

Step by Step (Phil Rosen, 1946)
The Gong Show Movie (Chuck Barris, 1980)
The Face Behind the Mask (Robert Florey, 1941)
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (James Mangold, 2023)
A Small Town in Texas (Jack Starrett, 1976)
Black Crab (Adam Berg, 2022)
The Great Texas Dynamite Chase (Michael Pressman, 1976)
Slash/Back (Nyla Innuksuk, 2022)
Crimes of the Future (David Cronenberg, 2022)
China Gate (Samuel Fuller, 1957)
Z.P.G. (Michael Campus, 1972)
Maps to the Stars (David Cronenberg, 2014)
The Rebel (Charlie Nguyen, 2007)
My Night at Maud's (Éric Rohmer, 1969)
It's Quieter in the Twilight (Billy Miossi, 2022)
I Walk Alone (Byron Haskin, 1947)
Kicking and Screaming (Noah Baumbach, 1995)
In the Soup (Alexandre Rockwell, 1992)
Lifeline: Clyfford Still (Dennis Scholl, 2019)
Flickering Ghosts of Loves Gone By (André Bonzel, 2021)
The Hand That Rocks the Cradle (Curtis Hanson, 1992)
Crossroads (Bruce Conner, 1976)
The Covenant (Guy Ritchie, 2023)
The Forbidden Photos of a Lady Above Suspicion (Luciano Ercoli, 1970)

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 05:42 (one month ago) link

Asteroid City (Anderson, 2023) Cineworld 5/10
The Monolith Monsters (Sherwood, 1957) Blu-Ray 6/10
When Worlds Collide (Maté, 1951) DVD 8/10
20,000 Leagues Under the Sea (Fleischer, 1954) YouTube 7/10
Pacification (Serra, 2022) 9/10 MUBI
The Blancheville Monster (De Martino, 1963) Blu-Ray 7/10
Ebirah, Horror of the Deep (Fukuda, 166) DVD 7/10
Ascenseur Pour L'échafaud (Malle, 1958) MUBI 7/10
Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny (Mangold, 2023) Cineworld 4/10

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 09:12 (one month ago) link

The Monolith Monsters is irrationally one of my favorite movies of all time ever since imprinting on it via late-night TV when I was a kid. It was my AIM name for years.

Elvis Telecom, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 11:12 (one month ago) link

It's a very likeable film - the main flaw perhaps being that slowly advancing rock formations are not the most terrifying of monsters. I really like the desolate desert vibe of lots of 50s American SF/Horror - something that Tremors picks up on and runs with, also.

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 1 August 2023 11:26 (one month ago) link

Ron Carter: Finding the Right Notes 2022 Peter Schnall
biographical documentary of most widely recorded jazz bassist.

Meet Me in the Bathroom 2022 Directors Will Lovelace Dylan Southern Andrew Cross
documentary based on Lizzy Goodman's book on the Brooklyn music scene from the turn of the millennium that came out a few years ago. Mainly cobbled together from footage from the time.
I think I only partly read the book cos it disappeared into a pile. May rectify that at some point.

Stevo, Wednesday, 2 August 2023 23:28 (one month ago) link

Barbie (Gerwig, 2023)
Past Lives (Song, 2023)
The Peacock Fan (Rosen, 1929)
Million Dollar Ransom (Roth, 1934)
Quick Millions (Brown, 1931)
Wild Elephinks (Fleischer, 1933)
Street of Chance (Cromwell, 1930)
The Winning Ticket (Reisner, 1935)
Clinching a Sale (Cozine, 1930)
Oh! Oh! Cleopatra (Santley, 1931)
High Voltage (Higgin, 1929)
*The Shadow of the Cat (Gilling, 1961)
Miss Bluebeard (Tuttle, 1925)

Infanta Terrible (, Sunday, 6 August 2023 23:53 (one month ago) link

Basic Instinct (4.0)
Blue Jean (7.0)
A League of Their Own (5.5)
Asteroid City (4.0)
The Wicker Man (7.5)
Bingo Long (6.5)
Field of Dreams (6.0)
The Bad News Bears (7.5)
Blow Out (9.0)
Oppenheimer (7.0)

The originals, obviously, with a coupe of those...I've been watching and re-watching various baseball films for an upcoming Zoomcast. Much to my surprise, I did not totally despise Field of Dreams.

clemenza, Monday, 7 August 2023 23:06 (one month ago) link

Salvation Hunters (von Sternberg, 1925)
The Heart of Wetona (Franklin, 1919)
The Shock Punch (Sloane, 1925)
*The Maltese Falcon (Huston, 1941)

Capitolfest 20
Featured Star: Mary Astor

The Beggar Maid (Blache, 1921)
The Fighting American (Forman, 1924)
Ladies Must Love (Dupont, 1933)
Caviar (Moser, 1930)
Follow Thru (Corrigan & Schwab, 1930)
*Alibi Bye Bye (Holmes, 1935)
Jennie Gerhardt (Gering, 1933)
*Long Pants (Guiol, 1926)
The Golden Bed (DeMille, 1925)
The Palm Beach Story (Sturges, 1942)
Fashions in Love (Schertzinger, 1929)
The Boy Friend (Roach, 1928)
*The Unknown (the 2022 restoration, incorp'ing addl. footage) (Browning, 1927)
Supper at Six (Shores, 1932)
Almost Married (Menzies, 1932)
Private Jones (Mack, 1932)
Brother of the Bear (Carle, 1924)
Blonde or Brunette (Rosson, 1927)
*Wake Up and Dream (Newmann, 1934)
My Lady o' the Pines (Gordon, 1921)
Second Fiddle (Tuttle, 1923)
Reckless Living (Gardner, 1931)
No Time to Marry (Lachman, 1938)
*Oh, Doctor! (Pollard, 1925)

Infanta Terrible (, Monday, 14 August 2023 23:48 (one month ago) link

Twisted Rails (Herman, 1934)
Autumn Crocus (Dean, 1934)
Bella Donna (Milton, 1934)
Swing High (Santley, 1930)
*Konga (Lemont, 1961)

Infanta Terrible (, Monday, 21 August 2023 00:42 (one month ago) link

The Goat (Keaton and St. Clair, 1921) short; very monkey island
A Matter of Life and Death (The Archers, 1946) 9/10 best opening scene ever? can't give it a 10 because it insults rock music
Johnny Guitar (Ray, 1954) 8/10 wow. weird mix of joan crawford ego project and action melodrama. still not sure what to make of it.
House of Usher (Corman 1960) 7/10
The Raven (Corman, 1963) 7/10 i wish there were more light horror comedies like this
The Masque of the Red Death (Corman, 1964) 7/10 the "satanism" and the misused wide-angles bring it down at least a point
The Girl Chewing Gum (John Smith, 1976) short
Paddington (King, 2014) 6/10
Mosaic (Soderbergh, 2018) miniseries version 7/10
Full Circle (Soderbergh, 2023) 8/10

formerly abanana (dat), Saturday, 26 August 2023 07:10 (one month ago) link

Finally watched Tár last night. Enjoyed it. Didn't get the "from this point on it's all a nightmare" feeling at all.

read-only (unperson), Saturday, 26 August 2023 14:00 (one month ago) link

Airport (George Seaton, 1970)
Of Unknown Origin (George P Cosmatos, 1983)
Abby (William Girdler, 1974)
Airport 1975 (Jack Smight, 1974)
Death Line ( Gary Sherman, 1972)
The Liberation of L.B. Jones (William Wyler, 1970)
The Trip to Greece (Michael Winterbottom, 2020)
The Shout (Jerzy Skolimowski, 1978)
Silent Scream (Denny Harris, 1979)
Whip It (Drew Barrymore, 2009)
Airport '77 (Jerry Jameson, 1977)

MrDasher, Saturday, 26 August 2023 14:31 (one month ago) link

How do you rate those three Airports?

Josefa, Saturday, 26 August 2023 15:22 (one month ago) link

I liked them all to some, pretty similar, degree.
'77 felt a bit more slow, dull, and humorless than the others despite the larger portion of the running time devoted to the disaster, increased passenger death/injury and more screaming and being thrown around which was good. It also had the least George Kennedy and in general underused the cast imo, apart from maybe Lee Grant.
The second one was a little better at being silly and trashy. It was hardest to watch fresh as it's the one with a nun singing to a sick child and the plane being flown by Karen Black (who was great and a standout across all the movies)
The first one felt the most "serious" with the most non-aviation disaster elements like character development and soap opera type relationship issues.
Unfortunately the 4th movie The Concorde...Airport '79 is not on netflix with the others.
These were all kind of mid-tier for me but I would keep watching if there has been more. The disasters seem to keep getting more outlandish. Some of the members of the large all-star casts do almost nothing, but oh well.

MrDasher, Saturday, 26 August 2023 16:36 (one month ago) link

The Concorde… Airport ‘79 is the epitome of an all-star cast doing nothing. Don’t get your hopes up for that one.

Josefa, Saturday, 26 August 2023 16:44 (one month ago) link

I'm just hoping George Kennedy will have a bigger role this time.

I left Sun Valley Serenade (H. Bruce Humberstone, 1941), which I watched in between Silent Scream and Whip It, off my last list. The Nicholas brothers, Dorothy Dandridge, and the Glenn Miller orchestra were all great. The main plot and characters were horrific, especially Sonja Henie's character and performance-really creepy!

MrDasher, Saturday, 26 August 2023 17:18 (one month ago) link

I remember '79 being the worst and therefore the most interesting one.

formerly abanana (dat), Saturday, 26 August 2023 22:11 (one month ago) link

Believe me, Alain Delon, Sylvia Kristel, Charo, Andrea Marcovicci - these are some of my favorite stars but the film is a big POS

Josefa, Saturday, 26 August 2023 22:18 (one month ago) link

Devil's Island (O'Connor, 1926)
Gallant Lady (La Cava, 1933)
Carolina (King, 1934)
Officer Thirteen (Melford, 1932)
The Boys Think They Have One on Foxy Grandpa, But He Fools Them (1902)
War of the Colossal Beast (Gordon, 1958)
The Last Voyage of the Demeter (Øvredal, 2023)

Infanta Terrible (, Sunday, 27 August 2023 23:39 (one month ago) link

Howl's Moving Castle 2004 Hayao Miyazaki Studio Ghibli
animation based on Diana Wynne Jones' novel which I had finished earlier yesterday. So can see what has changed and there is a lot different. Not sure where the new elements came from but I do think there probably needed to be some change for the different mediujm.
Do think I am beginning to love Wynne Jones' work as well as that of this studio, though they're a bit different.

Stevo, Sunday, 3 September 2023 14:54 (three weeks ago) link

The Flirty Sleepwalker (Lord, 1932)
I Lived With You (Elvey, 1933)
She Learned About Sailors (Marshall, 1934)
The Nervous Wreck (Sidney, 1926)
*Frankenstein (Whale, 1931)
Father Brown, Detective (Sedgwick, 1934)

Infanta Terrible (, Sunday, 3 September 2023 23:14 (three weeks ago) link

The Day Of The Locust 1974 John Schlesinger
Finally got around to watching this after grabbing it a few months ago. Pretty slow but intense look at Holywood would bes at the turn Of the 40s.
I was trying to thinking I had the book somewhere. I do know I have City of Nets which is a non fiction book on Holywood around this time that I still need to read.

Stevo, Sunday, 3 September 2023 23:51 (three weeks ago) link

Blue Collar (Schrader, 1978)
Barbie (Gerwig, 2023)
Red Eye (Craven, 2005)
A Perfect Murder (Davis, 1998)
Wanda (Loden, 1970)
Oppenheimer (Nolan, 2023)
Rounders (Dahl, 1998)
Weekend (Haigh, 2011)
Mystic Pizza (Petrie, 1988)
Oldboy (Park, 2003)
My Best Friend's Wedding (Hogan, 1997)
12 Angry Men (Lumet, 1957)
Predestination (Spierig, 2014)
How to Blow Up a Pipeline (Goldhaber, 2022)
Six Degrees of Separation (Schepisi, 1993)
Shiva Baby (Seligman, 2020)
Serpico (Lumet, 1973)

jaymc, Monday, 4 September 2023 01:03 (three weeks ago) link

Don't splash the pot.

clemenza, Monday, 4 September 2023 01:10 (three weeks ago) link

*twists Oreo apart*

jaymc, Monday, 4 September 2023 01:17 (three weeks ago) link

The Swimmer (Perry, 1968)
Speed (de Bont, 1994)
The Ladies Man (Lewis, 1961)
Broadcast News (Brooks, 1987)
Signs (Shyamalan, 2002)
Will Success Spoil Rock Hunter? (Tashlin, 1957)
A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg, 2001)
RoboCop (Verhoeven, 1987)
Eraserhead (Lynch, 1977)
Bad Day at Black Rock (Sturges, 1955)

ciderpress, Monday, 4 September 2023 01:18 (three weeks ago) link

*Carnival of Souls (Herk Harvey, 1962) 8/10
Tales of Terror (Corman, 1962) by tale: 4/10, 8/10, 6/10
The Premature Burial (Corman, 1962) 4/10
The Haunted Palace (Corman, 1963) 5/10 dinged it for the coded racism, then read the original story and uh no coding there
Boggy Creek II: And the Legend Continues (Charles B. Pierce, 1984) 2/10 mst3k version
Tanny and the Teenage T-Rex (Stewart Raffill, 1994) uncensored version; no rating but i enjoyed it. both intentionally good and unintentionally good-bad.
Mad God (Tippett, 2021) 9/10
In Search of Darkness III (2022) 5/10
Barbie (Gerwig, 2023) 7/10

no idea why i felt like watching horror movies this week

having seen all of them, i'd rank the corman-matheson-poe movies like this:
1. masque of the red death
2. house of usher
3. the raven
4. tales of terror
5. pit and the pendulum
6. premature burial
7. tomb of ligeia

i might rewatch tomb of ligeia to see if it's as bad as i remember.

formerly abanana (dat), Tuesday, 5 September 2023 09:47 (three weeks ago) link

4.5 haunted palace

formerly abanana (dat), Tuesday, 5 September 2023 09:49 (three weeks ago) link

* The Driller Killer (1979) 4/5
Ears, Eyes and Throats: Restored Classic and Lost Punk Films 1976-1981 3.5/5
Demonlover (2002) 3.5/5
Flirt (1995) 3/5
* World on a Wire (1973) 4/5
* Wild Zero (1999) 3/5
Pacifiction (2022) 4/5
Empire of Passion (1978) 3/5
Showing Up (2022) 3.5/5
Sorcerer (1977) 4.5/5
* Pee-Wee's Big Adventure 5/5

Theory of Achievement (1991) 3/5
Opera no. 1 (1994) 3/5
Family Nightmare (2011) 4/5

Chris L, Sunday, 10 September 2023 19:48 (two weeks ago) link

Bottoms (Seligman, 2023)
Her Bodyguard (Beaudine, 1933)
One Run Elmer (Lamont, 1935)
The Maelstrom of Paris (Duvivier, 1928)
Wild Gold (Marshall, 1934)
Bobby's Day Out(?) (1926?)
Love and Rubbish (Lehrman, 1913)
*Do Detectives Think? (Guiol, 1927)

Infanta Terrible (, Sunday, 10 September 2023 22:08 (two weeks ago) link

ugh i love Carnival of Souls so much, one of my favorite films

butt dumb tight my boners got boners (the table is the table), Monday, 11 September 2023 02:15 (two weeks ago) link

I love Wild Zero

Elvis Telecom, Monday, 11 September 2023 02:35 (two weeks ago) link

Okay, America! (Garnett, 1932)
The Madonna of the Sleeping Cars (Gleize, 1928)
Down on the Farm (Kenton & Jones, 1920)
Mr. Sardonicus (Castle, 1961)
I Cover the Waterfront (Cruze, 1933)

Infanta Terrible (, Monday, 18 September 2023 00:40 (one week ago) link

To Live and Die in LA (Friedkin, 1985)
Sherlock Jr. (Keaton, 1924)
Stagecoach (Ford, 1939)
Psycho (Hitchcock, 1960)
A Canterbury Tale (Powell & Pressburger, 1944)
Getting Any? (Kitano, 1994)
Miracle Mile (De Jarnatt, 1988)
The Fog (Carpenter, 1980)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Schrader, 1985)
Demolition Man (Brambilla, 1993)

ciderpress, Monday, 18 September 2023 15:35 (one week ago) link

I, Confess (Hitchcock, 1953)
*Punchline (Seltzer, 1988)
Distant Voices, Still Lives (Davies, 1988)
The House of Mirth (Davies, 2000)
The Devil, Probably (Bresson, 1977)
Rotting in the Sun (Silva, 2023)
Crystal Fairy & the Magical Cactus (Silva, 2013)

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Monday, 18 September 2023 15:46 (one week ago) link

Experiment Perilous (Jacques Tourneur, 1944) 4/10
Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp (Tim Burton, 1986) tv movie with james earl jones as the genie

early hooptober:
Dario Argento's Dracula (2012) 2/10
Swamp Thing (Wes Craven, 1982) 4/10
Son of Dracula (Robert Siodmak, 1943) 3/10

a bunch of stinkers from good directors

formerly abanana (dat), Monday, 18 September 2023 21:40 (one week ago) link

Watched The Equalizer (Prime rental) last night because the third one has people raving about the first two. It was pretty good but not world-changing. The big innovation is how Denzel will set someone up to die, and then stand there and watch them die. Not typical action hero stuff in that regard. Don't know if I'll watch the other two.

read-only (unperson), Monday, 18 September 2023 21:59 (one week ago) link

Bull Durham (7.0)
Mare of Easttown (6.5)
Have You Got It Yet? The Story of Syd Barrett and Pink Floyd (6.0)
Fatal Attraction (5.0)
Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb (8.0)
Contempt (7.0)
Still of the Night (5.0)
Dreamin' Wild (6.0)
Night Falls on Manhattan (5.0)
The Shock of the Future (6.5)

clemenza, Tuesday, 19 September 2023 02:13 (one week ago) link

Alimony Madness (Eason, 1933)
Hello, Sister! (Walsh and/or Von Stroheim, 1933)
Get Along Little Hubby (McCarey, 1934)
The Fuller Gush Man (Boasberg, 1934)
Clancy in Wall Street (Wilde, 1930)
Pollyanna (Powell, 1920)
*The Return of the Vampire (Landers, 1943)
The Heart Punch (Eason, 1932)

Infanta Terrible (, Monday, 25 September 2023 00:13 (three days ago) link

Cutter's Way (1981) 3/5. John Heard in this movie: the real model for Heath Ledger's Joker performance?
Empire of the Sun (1987) 3.5/5
* A Summer's Tale (1996) 4.5/5
Benediction (2021) 4.5/5
* Boogie Nights 4/5. 70mm screening
Rumble Fish (1983) 4/5
Jewel Robbery (1932) 3.5/5
Toute une nuit (1983) 4.5/5

Chris L, Monday, 25 September 2023 00:45 (three days ago) link

also, i believe, the inspiration for that one-armed vet on the early seasons of the simpsons

Talk to Me (RackaRacka, 2022) 8/10
Renfield (Chris McKay, 2023) 7/10 you can tell they tried to improve it in post with the narration and ADRed jokes, neither of which are beneficial.
Virus (Kinji Fukasaku, 1980) 5/10 fewer survivors than either The Stand or Seveneves -- impressive. I watched it for both Hooptober and my continuing investigation into 70s disaster movies.
Well Wishes My Love, Your Love (Gabriel Gabriel Garble, 2022) short; good
Global Pursuit (one of Kai Cenat's friends, 2023) short; very bad

formerly abanana (dat), Monday, 25 September 2023 11:30 (three days ago) link

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