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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 (four months ago) Permalink

what did you think of Eighth Grade & Blindspotting?

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

Deadpool 2 (4/10)
Comanche Station (7/10)
L'Amore Molesto (8/10)

An Uphill Battle For Legumes (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 10 August 2018 17:28 (four months ago) Permalink

The Counselor (Ridley Scott/Cormac McCarthy, 2013). I saw this in a theater and didn't like it much, but recently learned that the Blu-Ray included a director's cut that was 20 minutes longer. I bought it on eBay for $5 and miraculously, the long version is a really good movie! Recommended.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:04 (four months ago) Permalink

Eighth Grade I've said a little about in EIGHTH GRADE (2018, written & directed by Bo Burnham, starring Elsie Fisher) , but its most remarkable achievement is the way the audience get situated right with Kayla, both through Elsie Fisher's heart-open performance and the script. Everything feels as traumatic and monumental as stresses and anxieties do at that age, there's absolutely no adult tone present framing it as "one day she'll realise how minor all this was" or "oof, remember how that used to feel"." We're totally present in the milieu, despite so many elements deliberately excluding adult perspectives.

Blindspotting has a little first-film-iness to the script, but is totally carried by the onscreen charisma and chemistry of the writers. If civilisation lasts another ten years, it'll be interesting to see how much the tech-bro-gentrification themes feel like a period piece vs a valuable snapshot of a tipping point. Right now I imagine it'd be largely baffling to non-city-dwelling audiences.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 10 August 2018 18:04 (four months ago) Permalink

xp wait, WHAT?

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

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

flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 19:32 (four months ago) Permalink

Secret of the Blue Room (Neumann, 1933)
*Lost Horizon (Capra, 1937)
#A Kiss in the Dark (surviving reels) (Tuttle, 1925)
#Too Many Kisses (Sloane, 1925) (personal festival highlight)
#Your Technocracy and Mine (Benchley, 1933)
#The Mad Game (Cummings, 1933)
#We Faw Down (McCarey, 1928)
#The House That Shadows Built (unidentified Paramount drudges, 1931)
#On the Brink (Porter & Weber, 1911)
#Romola (King, 1924)
*#The Cocoanuts (Florey & Santley, 1929)
#Mamba (Rogell, 1930)
#The Circus of Life (Julian, 1917)
#The Stolen Ranch (Wyler, 1926)
#Princess Lady Bug (Barker, 1930)
#The Storm (Wyler, 1930)
*#Brats (Parrott, 1930)
#Bulldog Drummond Strikes Back (Del Ruth, 1934)
#A Daughter of the Law (Cunard, 1921)
#The Night of Love (Fitzmaurice, 1927)
#Television Highlights (Schwarzwald, 1936)
#School for Swing (Schwarzwald, 1937)
#It's Great To Be Alive (Werker, 1932)
*#The Coming of Sunbeam (Guy, 1913)
#Twenty Dollars a Week (Weight, 1924)
#Ed Sullivan's Headliners (Schwarzwald, 1934)
#Her First Mate (Wyler, 1933)
#Call of the Cumberlands (Lloyd, 1916)
#The Rescue (Brenon, 1929)

#Capitolfest 16, or J.Lu Yet Again Is Reminded that Not All Silent and Pre-Code Films Are Classics.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Monday, 13 August 2018 12:19 (four months ago) Permalink

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

Late Autumn (Ozu, 1960) 9/10
Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson, 1951) 10/10
Pickpocket (Bresson, 1959) 9/10
* Nuts in May (Leigh, 1976) 8/10
* Love and Friendship (Stillman, 2016) 7/10
Hereditary (Aster, 2018) 5/10
Ordet (Dreyer, 1955) 10/10

devvvine, Monday, 13 August 2018 12:23 (four months ago) Permalink

I don't log short films like j.lu does, but I saw about 8 Sadie Benning videos (made in Pixelvision) that I last watched about 25 years ago; most of those would be 8-10/10.

Three Faces West (1940, Vorhaus) 6/10
*My Beautiful Laundrette (1985, Frears) 8/10
Flat Is Beautiful (1998, S Benning) (50min) 5/10
Swallow (1995, Subrin) (28min) 7/10
The Lovers of Montparnasse (1958, Becker) 9/10
The Young Savages (1961, Frankenheimer) 5/10
Another Girl, Another Planet (1992, Almereyda) (56min) 6/10
Wake of the Red Witch (1948, Ludwig) 7/10
A Girl’s Folly (1917, M Tourneur) 7/10
Gavagai (2016, Tregenza) 4/10
Les Amis (1971, Blain) 5/10

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 August 2018 17:10 (four months ago) Permalink

I'd suggest you watch more Davies as prep than Frears, but don't want to prescribe any other TV while yr still not moving forward on Twin Peaks

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 13 August 2018 17:56 (four months ago) Permalink

Russell T. Davies, the writer of A Very British Scandal. Roughly every second of his works deals with different facets of men-attracted-to-men negotiating a homosociality within heteronormative culture - Very British Scandal is the first that is a period piece, rather than directly contemporary.

Cucumber, his previous main project (eight episodes, twinned with another series called Banana, and a docoseries called Tofu, all named for the hardness of erections), was the best thing he's done ime.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 13 August 2018 18:54 (four months ago) Permalink

Laundrette's focus on gay stuff is at most 33%.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 August 2018 19:05 (four months ago) Permalink

I just figured Frears was on yr slate because you'd said you were planning to watch Brit Scandal; to me he's a director who is efficient in service of a script's tone and agenda, rather than having an authorial throughline or preoccupations that can be tracked through his work.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 13 August 2018 19:30 (four months ago) Permalink

if you watch the Laundrette Criterion supplements, he denies being an auteur while his producer insists that he is. Frears does say he considers his string from The Hit thru The Grifters to be a reaction to Thatcherism.

I'm not actually likely to watch that scandal show anytime soon... always drowning in things to watch.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 August 2018 19:47 (four months ago) Permalink

Frears otm! The Grifters as the end of Thatcher reactions, vs the good first step into a bad period of Americana, is interesting, would be curious to rewatch with that in mind.

("gay stuff" is only 7% of AVBS at most, except for how the closet is the driver for every bad action across the fifteen years or so it covers. fascinatingly handled, re. it being a period piece, is how no "character" in it identifies as gay, it's not even an option to consider: those who come out to each other instead compare to what point their bedroom preference is for which gender, how much marriage is a thing they genuinely value vs are having to take on for optics, etc.)

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 13 August 2018 20:35 (four months ago) Permalink

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

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

*Mississippi Grind

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

xp I’m not sure what I think of A Very English Scandal. It had a breezy quality, but it was in a very different key than I was expecting.

I loved how lizard-like Hugh Grant was, though. Was he wearing contacts? because there was something very creepy about his black irises

Dan S, Monday, 13 August 2018 20:58 (four months ago) Permalink

OK, I had no idea Frears directed A Very English Scandal (u have to spell things out, sic) -- because why would I? I haven't seen anything of his since Dirty Pretty Things in 2002. Then he started doing all that Peter Morgan royal shite.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 13 August 2018 21:09 (four months ago) Permalink

Dream Tower (7.0)
Our Nixon (7.5)
20th Century Women (9.0)
Eighth Grade (6.5)
Demon Seed (5.5)
Quadrophenia (7.5)
McQueen (6.0)
Ocean’s Eight (4.0)
BlacKkKlansman (7.0)
A Stranger Among Us (6.5)

The last one is a late Lumet I saw at the time and completely forgot about. Relatively low key for him. Explicitly quotes from Hud when Melanie Griffith says "I already put in time with one cold-hearted bastard, I'm not looking to find another one." Good one for that last-line-should-have-been-the-title thread: Ask Your Rabbi.

clemenza, Tuesday, 14 August 2018 02:46 (four months ago) Permalink

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

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

It was fun etc.

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

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

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:02 (four months ago) Permalink

/The Counselor/ (Ridley Scott/Cormac McCarthy, 2013). I saw this in a theater and didn't like it much, but recently learned that the Blu-Ray included a director's cut that was 20 minutes longer. I bought it on eBay for $5 and miraculously, the long version is a really good movie! Recommended.


I think I’ve only seen the director’s cut and I don’t think I’d ever quite call it “really good” but it’s certainly one of the darkest, weirdest movies I’ve seen involving ppl of that high profile.

Would watch again to be sure.

circa1916, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:09 (four months ago) Permalink

last batch for a while

Twin Peaks: Fire Walk With Me (David Lynch, 1992) - 10/10
Heat (Michael Mann, 1995) - 9/10
Monsieur Hulot’s Holiday (Jacques Tati, 1953) - 8/10
This Happy Breed (David Lean, 1944) - 8/10
Ordinary People (Robert Redford, 1980) - 7/10
Fantastic Planet (René Laloux, 1973) - 3/10

flappy bird, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 03:53 (four months ago) Permalink

China Gate (Fuller)
The Search (Zinnemann)
From Here to Eternity (Zinnemann)
A Man for All Seasons (Zinnemann)
The Longest Day (Annakin, Marton & Wicki)
The Army of Crime (Guédiguian)
La Vie en Rose (Dahan)
Grace of Monaco (Dahan)
Cop (A. Refn)
Once a Cop... (A. Refn)
R (Noer & Lindholm)
Key House Mirror (Noer)*
A Hijacking (Lindholm)*
A War (Lindholm)*
A Second Chance (Bier)
Summer With Monika (Bergman)
Sawdust and Tinsel (Bergman)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman)
The Virgin Spring (Bergman)
Morvern Callar (Ramsay)
We Need to Talk About Kevin (Ramsay)
Katalin Varga (Strickland)
For Those in Peril (Wright)*
Hyena (Johnson)
Ex Machina (Garland)
Beast (Pearce)
Under the Skin (Glazer)
Her (Jonze)
Lucy (Besson)
Ghost in the Shell (Sanders)

Frederik B, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 08:19 (four months ago) Permalink

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

Chris L, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 10:33 (four months ago) Permalink

Mission Impossible Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) 8/10
the Happy Prince (Everett, 2018) 7/10
Yellow Submarine ( Dunning, 1968) 8/10
Unseeworld U.S.A (Fuller, 1960) 7/10
The Last Emperor (Bertolucci, 1987) 6/10
Paddington 2 (King, 2017) 9/10
Hostiles (Cooper, 2017) 7/10

Dan Worsley, Wednesday, 15 August 2018 22:00 (four months ago) Permalink

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

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

Gone With the Wind (1939) 7.5/10
Iron Man (2008) 7/10
Tangerine (2015) 8/10

Scape: Goat-fired like a dog! (Myonga Vön Bontee), Friday, 17 August 2018 19:26 (four months ago) Permalink

bunch of airplane streaming on the way to and from berlin, the only one i'd seen before is philadelphia story:

all about eve (mankiewicz, 1951) 10/10
paddington 2 (king, 2017) 8/10
rocky (avildsen, 1976) 8/10
the philadelphia story (cukor, 1940) 9/10
happy death day (landon, 2017) 6/10
inside out (docter, 2015) 8/10

princess of hell (BradNelson), Friday, 17 August 2018 19:47 (four months ago) Permalink

honestly happy death day was surprisingly enjoyable for what it was

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

the gospel of the bear film has reached the troposphere

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

lol

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

The Raid: Redemption (Evans, 2011) 6
Mission: Impossible Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018) 7
Disney Christopher Robin (Marc Forster, 2018) 4
Marwencol (Jeff Malmberg, 2010) 8
Icarus (Bryan Fogel, 2017) 8

adam the (abanana), Friday, 17 August 2018 21:58 (four months ago) Permalink

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

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

yeah I watched it because i saw the trailer for the zemeckis movie. The trailer makes it out to be an "inspirational" true story but it's not really, not exactly.

adam the (abanana), Saturday, 18 August 2018 00:50 (three months ago) Permalink

baby driver (2017 edgar wright) 6.5/10
mollys game (2017 sorkin) 2/10
suburbicon (2017 clooney) 2/10
the killing of a sacred deer (2017 lanthimos) 6/10
angelo my love (1983 duvall) 3/10
eighth grade (2018 burnham) 8/10
thoroughbreds (2018 cory finley) 4/10

johnny crunch, Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:30 (three months ago) Permalink

thoroughbreds (2018 cory finley) 4/10

I don't do the out of 10 thing but I'd give this at least a 6. It made me laugh a lot.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 18 August 2018 01:34 (three months ago) Permalink

lil too try hard idk

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

*The Naked Spur : 7/10
Vampire's Kiss : 6/10
Dying Of the Light (Paul Schrader Edit): 7/10 -- only 7/10 because Nic Cage is in full on weirdo mode and Schrader's noodling around on Final Cut. The doctor accent is...wow...almost as great as the accent in "Vampire's Kiss"
*The Young One: 7/10 - minor Buñuel for me but still great

An Uphill Battle For Legumes (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 18 August 2018 13:19 (three months ago) Permalink

Crazy Rich Asians – kind of a riff on Philadelphia Story, but with better-looking people. Lots of film history embedded in it.

remy bean, Saturday, 18 August 2018 20:10 (three months ago) Permalink

What Price Jazz (Baerwitz, 1934)
Felix Gets Broadcasted (Messmer, 1923)
High Flyers (Cline, 1937)
Inflation (Myers, 1933)
Felix in Fairyland (Messmer, 1923)
*Roast-Beef and Movies (Baerwitz, 1934)
*Big City Fantasy (Henabery, 1934)
The Magician (Bergman, 1958)
BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018)
Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman, 1955)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Sunday, 19 August 2018 23:50 (three months ago) Permalink

Re-watching Whit Stillman's Barcelona tonight.

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

I was hoping for good things from Crazy Rich Asians, but found it fairly bland. I may have had the wrong expectations for a mainstream PG rom-com, but I felt like it needed sharper jokes.

jmm, Tuesday, 21 August 2018 15:02 (three months ago) Permalink

kind of a riff on Philadelphia Story, but with better-looking people

!!! I'm sure this cast looks fine, but you are aware that Cary Grant and Kate Hepburn were considered pretty attractive, right?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 21 August 2018 15:27 (three months ago) Permalink

in theaters July 26 - August 22

Killer’s Kiss (Stanley Kubrick, 1955) - 6/10
Summer Interlude (Ingmar Bergman, 1951) - 9/10
Eighth Grade (Bo Burnham, 2018) - 8/10
Three Identical Strangers (Tim Wardle, 2018) - 6/10
Blindspotting (Carlos López Estrada, 2018) - 7/10
Teen Titans Go! To the Movies (Peter Rida Michail, Aaron Horvath, 2018) - 3/10
BlacKkKlansman (Spike Lee, 2018) - 9/10

flappy bird, Thursday, 23 August 2018 04:39 (three months ago) Permalink

crazee talk

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

oh the cinematography is the best thing about it

flappy bird, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

and hard not to compare to Travis Bickle and Rupert Pupkin, two of the most beguiling performances/characters ever

flappy bird, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i admire it more than *love* it but it's great, i think the unrepentant ugliness of LaMotta as a human being vs the beauty of the film itself is pretty compelling. though i put it below a number of other Scorsese pics.

omar little, Wednesday, 28 November 2018 22:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

night and the city ('92 winkler) 7/10
the ballad of buster scruggs (2018 coens) 3/10
barfly ('87 schroeder) 7/10
the house that jack built (2018 lvt) 2/10
stepmom ('98 columbus) 7/10
hot summer nights (2017 elijah bynum) 7/10
wildlife (2018 dano) 6/10
american animals (2018 bart layton) 4/10
the price of everything (2018 nathaniel kahn) 8/10
kill me again ('89 dahl) 4/10
man up (2015 ben palmer) 9/10
crooked hearts ('91 michael bortman) 6/10

johnny crunch, Thursday, 29 November 2018 23:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Magnificent Seven (Sturges, 1960)
Quick Change (Franklin/Murray, 1990)
*Trainspotting (Boyle, 1996)
Dheepan (Audiard, 2015)
Performance (Cammell/Roeg, 1970)
Glastonbury Fayre (Neal/Roeg, 1972)
*No Regrets for Our Youth (Kurosawa, 1946)
Mr. Freedom (Klein, 1969)
Tess (Polanski, 1978)
and about 15 minutes of The Awful Truth before Filmstruck went black this morning

some shorts:
Hunger (Foldes, 1974)
Sea Devil (Marcial/Potter, 2014)
Alice's Mysterious Mystery (Disney/Iwerks, 1926)
The Fresh Lobster (unknown, 1948)
Ko-Ko Sees Spooks (Fleischer, 1925)

WmC, Friday, 30 November 2018 16:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Kind of guesswork as to where I left off last time, but anyway:

The Czech Year (Trnka, 1947)
The Devil's Mill (Trnka, 1949)
The Emperor's Nightingale (Trnka, 1949)
The Asphyx (Newbrook, 1972)
Twin Peaks: The Missing Pieces (Lynch, 1992/2014)
Video Nasties: Moral Panic, Censorship & Videotape (West, 2010)
Urotsukidoji: Legend of the Overfiend (a committee of assholes, 1989)- this was the feature (all three goddamn parts) screened at my first Philadelphia Psychotronic Film Society meeting, and I experienced it as both a personal affront (it fucking sucks) and a test of endurance (it was something like three hours long)
Why UNESCO? (Trnka, 1958)
A Midsummer Night's Dream (Trnka, 1959)
And Then There Were None (Viveiros, 2015)
Resolution (Moorhead & Benson, 2012)
Hereditary (Aster, 2018)
*Perfect Blue (Kon, 1997)
WNUF Halloween Special (LaMartina, 2013)
Mandy (Cosmatos, 2018)
V/H/S (various, 2012)- I don't know why I keep thinking modern anthology horror films will be any good, or that Ti West will ever impress me again
Heavy Metal Parking Lot (Krulik & Heyn, 1986)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (Stoller, 2008)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Coen, 2018)
Forbidden Zone (Elfman, 1980)

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Friday, 30 November 2018 16:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Night Walker (Castle, 1964) 7
Bohemian Rhapsody (Singer and Sigel, 2018) 6
Murder by Contract (Lerner, 1958) 9
The Thing From Another World (Nyby, 1951) 3; has a few scary moments
The Hound of the Baskervilles (Lanfield, 1939) 6
Seance on a Wet Afternoon (Forbes, 1964) 8

adam the (abanana), Saturday, 1 December 2018 00:46 (two weeks ago) Permalink

* The Marriage of Maria Braun 4/5
Theodora Goes Wild (1936) 3/5
Leningrad Cowboys Go America (1989) 4.5/5
The Silver Cord (1933) 3/5
The Merry Widow (1934) 3.5/5
* Awesome! I Fuckin' Shot That (2006) 3/5
Manila in the Claws of Light (1975) 3.5/5
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (2018) 4/5
Memories of Underdevelopment (1968) 4/5
Heaven Can Wait (1943) 3.5/5

Chris L, Saturday, 1 December 2018 07:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

only one this week:

Sicario: Day of the Soldado

The first film had a very sinister lure to it and its thin story was elevated to something more foreboding by both its direction and its screenplay POV from an out-of-the-loop protagonist, and the mysteries only somewhat answered really helped as well. Plus the astonishing score. The sequel is a lesser film which gets by on some great action scenes and a very good core cast (Del Toro, Brolin, Donovan, Isabela Moner.)

It definitely suffers from having somewhat more anonymous skilled craftsman direction -- Sollima seems to come more from the Philip Noyce school of Jack Ryan movies type action as opposed to what Villaneuve brings to the table. That's not an insult, more an observation!

The terrorism/government side of things is really uninteresting; Modine and Keener don't do anything story or character-wise. I wish they'd found another way in to the story, but whatever.

It's decent enough, better than a lot of action flicks but it's missing the original's singular spooky quality. ymmv on this one.

omar little, Saturday, 1 December 2018 17:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

13th to the 30th:

120 battements par minute (Campillo, Mangeot 2017) 📺
* Starship Troopers (Verhoeven, Neumeier 1997)
Night Of The Hunter (Laughton, Agee, Grubb 1955) 📽️ 35mm
* Thor: Ragnarok (Waititi, Pearson & al. 2017) 🏋️
The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs (Coen & Coen 2018)
* The Ballad Of Buster Scruggs (Coen & Coen 2018) 📺
Three Days Of The Condor (Pollack, Semple Jr., Rayfiel, Grady 1975) 📺
Addams Family Values (Sonnenfeld, Rudnick 1993)
Slap Shot (Hill, Dowd 1977) 📽️ 35mm
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (Bernstein and Edelstein 2012) 📺
The Nice Guys (Black, Bagarozzi 2016) 📺
* Scott Pilgrim vs. The World (Wright, O'Malley, Bacall 2010) 🏋️

sans lep (sic), Saturday, 1 December 2018 19:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

To Have and Have Not (Hawks, 1944) 8/10
The One-Armed Swordsman (Chang Cheh, 1967) 8/10
Suspiria (Guadagnino, 2018) 5/10
Burnt Offerings (Curtis, 1976) 7/10
Shoplifters (Koreeda, 2018) 8/10

Ward Fowler, Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Reading about this re-make of Suspiria and it just sounds awful.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 1 December 2018 21:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not reading about it cos I have tickets for it on my birthday

Bound 4 da Remoan (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 1 December 2018 21:26 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I went into it so determined NOT to be an Argento purist that it took me a while to realise how bad it mostly was. Happy birthday NV!

Ward Fowler, Saturday, 1 December 2018 22:43 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Not till a week on Tuesday. My son really liked it but I know our tastes don't always coincide. Still better than going out for a hangover tho :)

Bound 4 da Remoan (Noodle Vague), Saturday, 1 December 2018 22:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

after reading our messageboard tonight I think watching anything but MOTD sounds like a plan.

calzino, Saturday, 1 December 2018 23:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

lol wrong thread again, I'm losing it today.

calzino, Saturday, 1 December 2018 23:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

but to keep it on topic I'm watching Scotty and the Secret History of Hollywood tonight!

calzino, Saturday, 1 December 2018 23:05 (two weeks ago) Permalink

A Simple Favor (6.0)
White Boy Rick (5.0)
Mid90s (7.0)
Broadcast News (9.0)
The Passion of Anna (8.0)
Persona (8.0)
How to Steal a Million (6.0)*
Fahrenheit 11/9 (5.0)
Fanny & Alexander (8.5)
The Last Pogo Jumps Again (7.0)

Not sure if I drifted off for 10 minutes during How to Steal a Million or if it was longer. So the rating is somewhat provisional--there really isn't much there besides Audrey Hepburn anyway.

Persona is obviously a 10, maybe Fanny & Alexander too. If I rated films solely on how much their place in film history engaged me, the excitement of watching something masterful and unique, that's what I'd give it. But I rate almost solely on emotional engagement, and it is rather hermetic. (Both Kauffmann and Kael basically wrote that it was like eavesdropping on Bergman's innermost thoughts--praise for him, a limitation for her.) Broadcast News I'd give a, I don't know, 3.0 for its place in film history--it's of zero consequence. But it does, for whatever reason, move me.

clemenza, Sunday, 2 December 2018 07:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dead Souls (Wang Bing, 2018) - this has been compared to Shoah and while both centre around testimonies of camp survivors (in this case of the Jiabiangou and Mingshui re-education camps) its a completely different approach, to its credit. Bing seldom resorts to a cinematic approach, he allows the survivors the time and space they need to tell and share what they can (Lanzmann would cajole them to get what he wanted) and doesn't push them if they aren't able to (as in a couple of cases). In a couple of examples we hear from the wives of the men who either survived the camps or died (as in the last case - where the link to the events of the Cultural Revolution taking place a few years later is made in the most harrowing of ways). Wang Bing, unlike Lanzmann, doesn't appear to have as much of an ego - you only see him twice and in the most discreet of ways. All in all its quite an achievement.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 2 December 2018 22:21 (two weeks ago) Permalink

On a plane to and from Oslo:

Kingsman: The Secret Service (.000001/10)
Avengers: Infinity War (.00001/10)
The Predator (.5/10)
Mission: Impossible - Fallout (2/10)
The Meg (3/10)

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 2 December 2018 22:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

sorry for your flight looks like it was a drag

flappy bird, Sunday, 2 December 2018 22:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I would never have watched any of these movies had I not been on a plane. The Meg had some decent jump scares, and, you know, Jason Statham fighting a giant shark. And with the Mission: Impossible movie, at least you knew Tom Cruise actually fucked himself up doing his own stunts. But that Avengers thing, holy fuck.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 2 December 2018 22:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xxxp otm, also saw it this week. thought it was interesting that Wang only becomes a visual presence when he interviews the cadre.

devvvine, Sunday, 2 December 2018 22:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*A Story of Water (Truffaut et Godard, 1961)
Les Mistons (Truffaut, 1957)
Broadway Love (Park, 1918)
Off the Record (Henabery, 1934)
*Leap Year (Cruze & Arbuckle, 1921)
Old Czech Legends (Trnka, 1953)
My Grandfather's Clock (Feist, 1934)
There Ain't No Santa Claus (Parrott, 1926)

I Feel Bad About My Butt (j.lu), Sunday, 2 December 2018 23:52 (two weeks ago) Permalink

thought it was interesting that Wang only becomes a visual presence when he interviews the cadre.

yes, and shot at this angle where Wang was looking at him at all times.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 3 December 2018 15:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

will have to catch Wang's Dead Souls at some point. I love Lanzmann and lots of the important work he did, but he could be a ruthless interviewer, and I think it's fair to say that you shouldn't do that any more. Not meant as a criticism of Lanzmann because it was a different era, a different scale of atrocity he was chronicling, a different generation etc...

calzino, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 00:22 (one week ago) Permalink

in theaters past month & a half

A Clockwork Orange (Kubrick, 1971) - 9/10
The Old Man & the Gun (Lowery, 2018) - 7/10
Mid90s (Hill, 2018) - 5/10
Beautiful Boy (Van Groeningen, 2018) - 3/10
Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman, 1955) - 10/10
Can You Ever Forgive Me? (Heller, 2018) - 7/10
Wanda (Loden, 1970) - 10/10
Wildlife (Dano, 2018) - 4/10
Boy Erased (Edgerton, 2018) - 2/10
Widows (McQueen, 2018) - 4/10
Instant Family (Anders, 2018) - 6/10
The Seventh Seal (Bergman, 1957) - 10/10
Nobody’s Fool (Perry, 2018) - 4/10
Green Book (Farrelly, 2018) - 4/10
Playtime (Tati, 1967) - 10/10
Mirai (Hosoda, 2018) - 6/10
Baby Doll (Kazan, 1956 / 35mm) - 5/10
Casque d’Or (Becker, 1952 / 35mm) - 9/10

flappy bird, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 04:53 (one week ago) Permalink

flappy bird your passion for Bergman has convinced me to explore his films

Dan S, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 04:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Aniki Bóbó (de Oliveira)
No, or the Vainglory of Command (de Oliveira)
Voyage to the Beginning of the World (de Oliveira)
Mandala (Im Kwon-taek)
Sopyonje (Im Kwon-taek)
The Housemaid (Im Sang-soo)
The Net (Kim)
The Day a Pig Fell Into the Well (Hong)
Yourself & Yours (Hong)
On the Beach at Night Alone (Hong)
Claire’s Camera (Hong)
Five Boys from Barska Street (A. Ford)
Knights of the Teutonic Order (A. Ford)
The First Day of Freedom (A. Ford)
Dear Wendy (Vinterberg, script by von Trier)
The House That Jack Built (von Trier)
Titicut Follies (Wiseman)
Ex Libris (Wiseman)
A Bomb Was Stolen (Popescu-Gopo)
Opera Jawa (Nugroho)
Gosford Park (Altman)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Coen & Coen)
The Other Side of the Wind (Welles)

Frederik B, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 08:28 (one week ago) Permalink

The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston, 1948) 9/10
Three (To, 2016) 6/10
No Home Movie (Akerman, 2010) 9/10
Predators (Antal, 2010) - a spanish dub, seemed ok?
Suspiria (Argento, 1977) 7/10
Dead Souls (Wang, 2018) 8/10
Shoplifters (Kore-eda, 2018) 7/10
Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Coppola, 1992) 7/10
* The Red Shoes (Powell, Pressburger, 1948) 8/10

devvvine, Tuesday, 4 December 2018 09:28 (one week ago) Permalink

what's the streaming service to watch like bergman and ozu again? that exists right

no art house w/in 300 miles of me and i want to check some of these out. have no idea who kore-eda even is.

macropuente (map), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 04:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Kanopy.

Your sweetie-pie-coo-coo I love ya (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 11:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Korla (Turner, 2015): Documentary about the musician and personality Korla Pandit. He had a pretty interesting story, and the doc was low-key enough to not get in the way. Interviews with Santana, Harry Edwards, Ben Fong-Torres, the Muffs, etc. Really changed the way I think about Liberace.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Wednesday, 5 December 2018 19:52 (one week ago) Permalink

The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Coens, 2018) 9/10
*Gilda Live (Nichols, 1980) 8/10
The Great McGinty (Sturges, 1940) 7/10
*The Fog (Carpenter, 1980) 7/10
The Mortal Storm (Borzage, 1940) 6/10
BlacKkKlansman (Lee, 2018) 7/10
*The Shop Around the Corner (Lubitsch, 1940) 10/10
The Incredibles 2 (Bird, 2018) 7/10
The Other Side of the Wind (Welles, 2018) 5/10
They'll Love Me When I'm Dead (Neville, 2018) 6/10

Timothée Charalambides (cryptosicko), Saturday, 8 December 2018 22:37 (one week ago) Permalink

flappy bird your passion for Bergman has convinced me to explore his films

― Dan S, Monday, December 3, 2018 11:58 PM (six days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

get the box 😈

flappy bird, Sunday, 9 December 2018 05:33 (one week ago) Permalink

The Secret Bride (Dieterle, 1934)
Next Aisle Over (1919)
Triumph of the Heart (Molander, 1929)
A Little Hero (Sennett, 1913)
Woman Haters (Gottler, 1934)
Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald (Yates, 2018)
The Night Before Christmas (Jackson, 1933)
The Emperor's Nightingale (Trnka, 1949)
Smash Your Baggage (Mack, 1932)
The Ascent (Shepitko, 1977)

I Feel Bad About My Butt (j.lu), Monday, 10 December 2018 01:54 (one week ago) Permalink

how did you like The Ascent? I saw Wings and wasn't really into it

flappy bird, Monday, 10 December 2018 01:58 (one week ago) Permalink

Terribly grueling, although certainly true to the subject and period. I saw Wings so long ago I don't trust my memories of it. (It does end with the teacher taking a plane for a joyride?)

I Feel Bad About My Butt (j.lu), Monday, 10 December 2018 02:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Re-watching Carpenter's The Thing tonight.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 10 December 2018 02:17 (one week ago) Permalink

xp yes, and that's pretty much exactly what I thought of Wings (although I do love that ending, but more in concept than execution)

flappy bird, Monday, 10 December 2018 02:20 (one week ago) Permalink

* Pickup on South Street (1953) 4/5
Roma 3.5/5
Gotti (2018) 0/5
Shirkers (2018) 4.5/5
Deceptive Practice: The Mysteries and Mentors of Ricky Jay (2012) 4/5
The Favourite 3.5/5

Chris L, Monday, 10 December 2018 03:14 (one week ago) Permalink

saw the Roger Ailes doc DIVIDE AND CONQUER, v good, catch it in theaters if you can bc it's doing terrible business. likability of subject never occurred to me as a factor but runaway success of Mr. Rogers, Gila Radner, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg docs this year gives me pause (and depresses me - Ailes is inarguably one of the most important and influential people of the last 50 years).

flappy bird, Monday, 10 December 2018 18:36 (one week ago) Permalink

College Swing (1938, Walsh) 6/10
Filmworker (2017, Zierra) 6/10
For Heaven’s Sake (1926, Taylor / Lloyd) 9/10
*Love Songs (2007, Honore) 7/10
White Lightning (1973, Sargent) 4/10
*Porcile aka Pigsty (1969, Pasolini) 6/10
Wolfsburg (2003, Petzold) 7/10
Yella (2007, Petzold) 7/10
Vester-Vov-Vov aka People of the North Sea (1927, Lauritzen) 6/10
Bisbee ’17 (2018, Greene) 8/10
Son premier film (1926, Kemm) 5/10
The Hitch-Hiker (1953, Lupino) 7/10

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 15:25 (six days ago) Permalink

Tried watching Eastwood's Hoover movie on a plane. Holy shit, what a smoking trash pile.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 17:03 (six days ago) Permalink

First Reformed (Schrader, 2018)
Mandy (Cosmatos, 2018)
Sorry to Bother You (Riley, 2018)
Deep Red (Argento, 1975)
You Were Never Really Here (Ramsay, 2018)
The Ballad of Buster Scruggs (Coen/Coen, 2018)
Zama (Martel, 2018)
Let the Sunshine In (Denis, 2017)
Revenge (Fargeat, 2017)
The Other Side of the Wind (Welles, 2018)
The Polymath (Taylor, 2009)
Theory of Obscurity (Hardy, 2016)
The Night Comes for Us (Tjahjanto, 2018)

WmC, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 03:39 (five days ago) Permalink

The Magnificent Ambersons (Welles, 1942) - 9/10
M (Lang, 1931) - 10/10
Topaz (Hitchcock, 1969) - 3/10
Sisters of the Gion (Mizoguchi, 1936) - 9/10
Career Girls (Leigh, 1997) - 8/10
Trafic (Tati, 1971) - 9/10
The Thing Called Love (Bogdanovich, 1993) - 5/10
A Report on the Party and the Guests (Němec, 1966) - 8/10
Intimidation (Kurahara, 1960) - 9/10
Blue is the Warmest Color (Keciche, 2013) - 7/10
American Honey (Arnold, 2016) - 10/10
Brewster McCloud (Altman, 1970) - 9/10
Mouchette (Bresson, 1967) - 9/10
Roma (Fellini, 1972) - 6/10
Claire’s Knee (Rohmer, 1970) - 4/10
Parade (Tati, 1974) - 6/10
Les Dames du Bois de Boulogne (Bresson, 1945) - 4/10
El Norte (Nava, 1983) - 8/10

flappy bird, Wednesday, 12 December 2018 03:47 (five days ago) Permalink

Making Christmas Crackers (1910)
Santa Claus (Smith, 1898)
The Masquerader (Wallace, 1933)
Bubbling Over (Jason, 1934)
Shoplifters (Kore-eda, 2018)
The Favourite (Lanthimos, 2018)
L'Innocente (Visconti, 1976)

I Feel Bad About My Butt (j.lu), Monday, 17 December 2018 01:03 (two hours ago) Permalink

(xpost) Ratings are ratings, everyone has different taste, and I hate having a solitary rating of my own cherry-picked and held up ridicule here, so I'm not trying to doing that. But I'd be interested in hearing some elaboration on the 4/10 for Claire's Knee.

clemenza, Monday, 17 December 2018 01:28 (two hours ago) Permalink


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