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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 (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) 9/10
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 (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) 4/10
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 (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

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

*Mississippi Grind

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.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 12:37 (one year ago) link

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.


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 (one year 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 (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)
Blackkklansman
Won’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) 8/10
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 (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) 7.5/10
Iron Man (2008) 7/10
Tangerine (2015) 8/10

Scape: Goat-fired like a dog! (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 17 August 2018 19:26 (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) 10/10
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 (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

lol

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 17 August 2018 21:23 (one year 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 (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

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) 6.5/10
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 (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 : 7/10
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 (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) - 6/10
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 (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

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 Rock
Dogman
Styx
O-Bi, O-Ba: The End of Civilization
Sword of Trust
Safari (Ulrich Seidl)
Ray and Liz
Knife and Heart
Lorna'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) 6/10
Gate of Hell (1953, Kinugasa) 8/10
*The Train (1964, Frankenheimer) 9/10
*Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country (1991, Meyer) 7/10
Maidstone (1970, Mailer) 4/10
Nitrate Kisses (1992, Hammer) 8/10
Generations (2010, Hammer, Carducci) 7/10
A Monkey in Winter (1962, Verneuil) 7/10
Wild 90 (1968, Mailer) 5/10
Days 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

July/August

Midsommar (Aster, 2019) 6/10
*The Dogs of War (Irvin, 1980) 7/10
Lianna (Sayles, 1983) 8/10
Dial M for Murder (Hitchcock, 1954) 7/10
Nico, 1988 (Nicchiarelli, 2017) 7/10
*The Dirty Dozen (Aldrich, 1967) 8/10
Salvatore Giuliano (Rosi, 1962) 8/10
*Miami Vice (Mann, 2006) 7/10
Us (Peele, 2019) 7/10
Stand 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) 6/10
Cecil B. DeMented (Waters, 2000) 5/10
Butcher Baker Nightmare Maker (Asher, 1983) 6/10
The Fruit Machine (Fodey, 2018) 8/10
Myra Breckinridge (Sarne, 1970) 4/10
The Normal Heart (Murphy, 2014) 7/10
The Long Good Friday (Mackenzie, 1980) 8/10
*Die Hard 2 (Harlin, 1990) 7/10
House by the River (Lang, 1950) 6/10
The Terry Fox Story (Thomas, 1983) 4/10

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Monday, 5 August 2019 15:16 (two weeks ago) link

* Monterey Pop (1968) 4.5/5
The Juniper Tree (1990) 3/5
* Death Proof (2007) 3.5/5
* Veronika Voss (1982) 4/5
Model Shop (1968) 3/5
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 4/5
Apollo 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) 📽️ 35mm
Under 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) 📽️ 35mm
Jobe'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

https://honeyland.earth/screenings/

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) - 10/10
Fish Tank (Arnold, 2009) - 8/10
In the Heat of the Night (Jewison, 1967) - 6/10
The Sun Shines Bright (Ford, 1953) - 9/10
Les Carabiniers (Godard, 1963) - 7/10
The Devil, Probably (Bresson, 1977) - 6/10
Bad Times at the El Royale (Goddard, 2018) - 5/10
3 Godfathers (Ford, 1948) - 8/10
The Marriage of Maria Braun (Fassbinder, 1979)
Forbidden Games (Clement, 1952) - 8/10
Children of Men (Cuarón, 2006) - 8/10
Sunrise (Murnau, 1927) - 10/10
Lancelot of the Lake (Bresson, 1974) - 9/10
The Flower of My Secret (Almodóvar, 1995) - 8/10
Sergeant Rutledge (Ford, 1960) - 8/10
A Separation (Farhadi, 2011) - 9/10
Twentieth Century (Hawks, 1934) - 8/10
The Prisoner of Shark Island (Ford, 1936) - 8/10
One Wonderful Sunday (Kurosawa, 1947) - 7/10
Amour (Haneke, 2012) - 6/10
The Traveller (Kiarostami, 1974) - 7/10
The 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) 6/10
The Farewell (Wong, 2019) 6/10
Once Upon a Time in America (Tarantino, 2019) 7/10
Peterloo (Leigh, 2019) 8/10
The Beach Bum (Korine, 2019) 7/10
* Hard Eight (Anderson, 2019) 8/10
Midsommar (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

* Wang

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) 8/10
Tonka of the Gallows (Anton, 1930) 7/10
Islands (Gonzalez, 2017) 7/10
Battle in Heaven (Reygadas, 2005) 7/10
*Johnny Guitar (Ray, 1954) 10/10
Une Femme Douce (Bresson, 1969) 6/10
Adoption (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) 5/5
Dance, Girl, Dance (1940) 3.5/5
The Lawnmower Man (1992) 3/5
* Detour (1945) 3/5
Pokemon Detective Pikachu 2.5/5
Silver Jew (2007) 3/5
* Eyes Wide Shut 3.5/5
Bombshell: the Hedy Lamarr Story (2017) 3/5
Under 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) 5/10
Brewster McCloud (Altman, 1970) 7/10
King of New York (Ferrara, 1990) 7/10
Start the Revolution Without Me (Yorkin, 1970) 6/10
I Am Michael (Kelly, 2015) 6/10
The Farewell (Wang, 2019) 6/10
Diary of a Lost Girl (Pabst, 1929) 7/10
*Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory (Stuart, 1971) 8/10
Zabriskie 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) - 8/10
I’m So Excited! (Almodóvar, 2013) - 8/10
Jungle Fever (Lee, 1991) - 7/10
Law of Desire (Almodóvar, 1987) - 7/10
The Killing of Sister George (Aldrich, 1968) - 10/10
The Gingerbread Man (Altman, 1998) - 6/10
The Iron Horse (Ford, 1924) - 9/10
All About My Mother (Almodóvar, 1999) - 8/10
Far From Heaven (Haynes, 2002) - 9/10
Wagon Master (Ford, 1950) - 9/10
Film Socialisme (Godard, 2010) - 8/10
*Buffalo ’66 (Gallo, 1998) - 8/10
Talk to Her (Almodóvar, 2002) - 7/10
The 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


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