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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 (, 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 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 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)
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


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 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 (, 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

imo a good order to mix up styles and settings:

The Last Of Sheila
Evil Under The Sun
The Thin Man
Gosford Park
Brick (for another Johnson pastiche with mystery)
Death On The Nile
After The Thin Man

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 17:38 (one week ago) link

last of sheila is very good as a mystery, not so good as a movie

wasdnuos (abanana), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 18:41 (one week ago) link

It's fun, and gets carried a long way by the cast evidently having a great time living in the south of France together for many months.

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 18:48 (one week ago) link

We have Gosford Park (which I've seen and like) ready, plus Sleuth, Deathtrap (which yeah, I've heard is Sleath redux) and Death on the Nile (if we want to go more Christie). I've seen Brick; It's been so long but I'm not sure I want to see it again, and for the kids it's another one that riffs on movies (or types of movies) they've never seen. I've heard mixed things about The Last of Sheila, yeah, and dunno if my kids will be into the Thin Man series. One is juuuuuust young enough that b&w movies are like work.

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:32 (one week ago) link

fwiw the cleanse them of Orient Express I'm going to show them One Cut of the Dead tonight, which if they can make it past the first 20 or so minutes I'm sure they will love (as would anyone).

lol "Sleath."

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:34 (one week ago) link

i gotta admit that even though i have hundreds of movies on deck to watch, i can't seem to keep my attention anywhere for longer than an hour if that.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:47 (one week ago) link

Last Of Sheila is definitely a great Knives Out connection for the tricksiness of the mystery, too.

I threw Brick in because kids don't need to understand that it's riffing on anything to get it - either way, it's a high school movie with a weird tone. Murder By Death is nine direct parodies.

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 19:49 (one week ago) link

Dunno how old your kids are, but Clue was probably my sister and I’s most watched movie from about ages 8-10.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 20:17 (one week ago) link

Also (again, not knowing the demographics), I would think that kids would dig The Thin Man more that Gosford Park or Brick.

Maria Edgelord (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 18 March 2020 20:21 (one week ago) link

Kids are 12 and 15, so old enough for Brick and Gosford. And they've seen plenty of Clue!

Josh in Chicago, Wednesday, 18 March 2020 20:59 (one week ago) link

A Shot in the Dark is one you could try.

wasdnuos (abanana), Thursday, 19 March 2020 03:50 (one week ago) link

One Cut of the Dead won me back into everyone's good graces, which is good news, because if I picked another one they didn't like I'm afraid they would have gone with "Cats." Which is inevitable, I suppose.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 March 2020 13:50 (one week ago) link

i'm with Edmund Wilson on the murder mystery: "Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?"

MAD mag Orient Express parody is wonderful. don't think it's online.

Watching minute-long Lumiere bros films to drive up my Letterboxd stats.

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 March 2020 14:30 (one week ago) link

One Cut is great fun.

Latest hits are:
Recorder: The Marian Stokes Project - fascinating but overlong, driven a bit much by her son's agenda i think.
Fantastic Fungi - fun but mostly introductory stuff. if you've never heard of Paul Stamets though, by all means, go see this ASAP.
Who Framed Roger Rabbit? - i haven't seen this in over a decade and I still know most of the script by heart. goddamn, this holds up!
Metropolis - with live accompaniment by the Metropolitan Ensemble... this was the last show I got to before the venues all shut down. It was wonderful.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 19 March 2020 15:11 (one week ago) link

lol coincidentally I recently started that Michael Pollen book about psychedelic mushrooms, and Stamets plays a big part early on. I don't know if he continues to play a big part, because folks like him seem so smart and so colorfully eccentric and yet, in the end, I just dgaf. I wish it was a book on mushrooms, period, rather than just psilocybin. Maybe it is! But I think I'm moving on.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 March 2020 16:16 (one week ago) link

Laura is a good noir/thriller

flappy bird, Thursday, 19 March 2020 21:56 (one week ago) link

i'm with Edmund Wilson on the murder mystery: "Who Cares Who Killed Roger Ackroyd?"

you realise that Knives Out shows Who Killed Harlan Thrombey in the first twenty minutes of a 130 minute movie

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:11 (one week ago) link

it is, excellent book too xp

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:11 (one week ago) link

"Laura" is great, but I totally understand why my whole family might not want to watch it. The older movies get, great or no, the bigger the ask it becomes. A bit like making them listen to, say, Louis Armstrong and his Hot Five. Some of the most essential music ever made, but I totally understand why a 15 or 12 (or 45) year old in 2020 might not want to hear it. On one hand, they might surprise me and go on a noir streak. On the other, I might lose their trust, which means weeks of shit and reality shows and "The Office." I've got to strike the right balance of quality and novelty and entertainment.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:30 (one week ago) link

I think we're going for "Sleuth" tonight, which sounds like a sure thing, though I've never seen it.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:30 (one week ago) link

I don’t know if it’s something the whole family would go for, but L’Assassin Habite au 21 is great fun.

JoeStork, Thursday, 19 March 2020 22:35 (one week ago) link

Yeah, saw that for the first time recently and it's a hoot.

Miami weisse (WmC), Thursday, 19 March 2020 23:08 (one week ago) link

I love Clouzot, but I've never seen that. Is it on Criterion?

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 March 2020 23:31 (one week ago) link

It is! Win!

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 19 March 2020 23:32 (one week ago) link

Cinema (maybe for the last time for a v long time):

Vitalina Varela (Costa, 2019) - I realised halfway through that the look created by the artifical lamps with a contrast of near darkness is almost like the nearest you can get to a version of technicolour. The experience of seeing something like that, and it totally fits in the creation of this world where people are so broken they can't even pray anymore!


Our Town (Kawashima, 1956)
Oh Woe is me (Goadard, 1993) (The early 90s is a recovery of sorts for him - JLG is using his essay-film voice with Depardieu and that works a lot more than his second-wave back-to-the-city efforts like Carmen or Detective wwhere there is an overall lack of differentiation from his 1st wave efforts with the bigger stars...the caveat to all this: I haven't seen King Lear)
Leon Morin, Priest! (Melville, 1961) - the original hot priest!

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 21 March 2020 15:59 (one week ago) link

One more from MUBI - To the Wonder (Malick, 2012)

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 21 March 2020 16:00 (one week ago) link

Watched The Hunt. Fun lil flick, reminded me of Simon Pegg movies - hot fuzz, shaun of the dead.

tomorrow, Saturday, 21 March 2020 16:24 (one week ago) link

The Vinterberg one?

Frederik B, Saturday, 21 March 2020 16:26 (one week ago) link

Nono, that one seems real heavy. We watched the Blumhouse one from this year.

tomorrow, Saturday, 21 March 2020 16:56 (one week ago) link

The Invisible Man (6.0)
Contagion (7.5)
Portrait of a Lady on Fire (7.0)
Enron: The Smartest Guys in the Room (7.0)
The Way Back (6.5)
Lucien Freud: A Self Portrait (7.0)
School of Rock (9.0)
The Andromeda Strain (2008 remake – 6.0)
The Dreamers (5.5)
Something in the Air (7.0)
The Andromeda Strain (1971 original – 7.0)

The Freud documentary was the last film I saw in a theatre (about 15 other people--I sat away from everyone else), the Friday before last. Guessing that's it for six months at least.

clemenza, Sunday, 22 March 2020 06:31 (one week ago) link

Bit of a backlog here, sorry for the long post

the rest of February at home

Violette Nozière (Chabrol, 1978) - 8/10
The Third Lover (Chabrol, 1962) - 7/10
Tanner ’88 (Altman, 1988) - 9/10
Line of Demarcation (Chabrol, 1966) - 7/10
Woman on the Beach (Hong, 2006) - 9/10
*In a Year with 13 Moons (Fassbinder, 1978) - 10/10
Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (Thompson, 1987) - 5/10

March at home

Oki’s Movie (Hong, 2010) - 7/10
A Girl Cut in Two (Chabrol, 2007) - 7/10
Dirty Like an Angel (Breillat, 1991) - 6/10
The Garden of Allah (Boleslawski, 1936) - 6/10
*Claire’s Camera (Hong, 2017) - 7/10
The Day After (Hong, 2017) - 7/10
The Pawnbroker (Lumet, 1964) - 8/10
They Shoot Horses, Don’t They? (Pollack, 1969) - 6/10
Tanner on Tanner (Altman, 2004) - 9/10
Conversation Piece (Visconti, 1974) - 9/10
Hustlers (Scafaria, 2019) - 8/10
Teorema (Pasolini, 1968) - 7/10
Detention (Kahn, 2011) - 7/10
Warrendale (King, 1967) - 8/10
Maidstone (Mailer, 1970) - 7/10
Hahaha (Hong, 2010) - 8/10

King of New York (Ferrara, 1990) - 8/10
Fail Safe (Lumet, 1964) - 10/10
*Nashville (Altman, 1975) - 10/10
78/52: Hitchcock’s Shower Scene (Philippe, 2017) - 9/10
*Synecdoche, New York (Kaufman, 2008) - 10/10
Nostalgia for the Light (Guzmán, 2010) - 9/10
*The Image Book (Godard, 2018) - 10/10
*The Last Picture Show (Bogdanovich, 1971) - 10/10
*The American Soldier (Fassbinder, 1970) - 8/10
*The 39 Steps (Hitchcock, 1935) - 10/10
Another Man’s Poison (Rapper, 1951) - 7/10
*The Spirit of the Beehive (Erice, 1973) - 6/10
*Reservoir Dogs (Tarantino, 1992) - 8/10
*Grindhouse (Rodriguez, Tarantino; 2007) - 8/10
*California Split (Altman, 1974) - 10/10
*The Friends of Eddie Coyle (Yates, 1973) - 9/10
*Scream (Craven, 1996) - 8/10
*Three Colors: Blue (Kieślowski, 1993) - 9/10
*They All Laughed (Bogdanovich, 1981) - 10/10

flappy bird, Monday, 23 March 2020 03:46 (one week ago) link

smdh at that O Lucky Man rating

― brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, March 17, 2020 9:29 PM (six days ago)

Chalk it up to pandemic headspace maybe but it was interminable and kinda made me want to die already.

Chris L, Monday, 23 March 2020 12:02 (one week ago) link

something to look forward to maybe

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 24 March 2020 18:05 (six days ago) link

Finally caught up with "Little Woods," thought it was strong. My family is so distrustful of my movie picks even though I keep coming through for them.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 26 March 2020 02:34 (four days ago) link

How did Sleuth go?

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Thursday, 26 March 2020 02:51 (four days ago) link

Saint Frances (Thompson, 2019) - Consistently surprisingly clever; brilliantly cast and only occasionally mawkish.

American Factory (Reichart, 2019) - A painful reminder that even post COVID, we are economically fucked. Did an excellent job of showing Americans the way that Chinese businessmen see us.

Human Nature (Bolt, 2019) - Great doc primer to gene therapy and CRISPR, provided some scant hope that we may yet outthink this fucking pandemic yet.

Last Breath (2019, Da Costa, Parkinson) - Over-attenuated doc on a terrifying story; an hour long cut would've been twice as good. As it is, the YOU ARE THERE security video goes a long way toward capturing the moment well enough to justify the investment.

War on Everyone (2016, McDonagh) - I loved Calvary and very much liked The Guard but wtf is this self-satisfied, hyperinflated Mark Millar wannabe horseshit? Every now and again, it finds a pulse and a clever turn of phrase, but way way way too dumb-smart for it's own good, no matter how many references McDonagh throws into the mix.

Buffaloed (2019, Wexler) - Really wanted this to be as smart as it wanted to be but unfortunately it is not. Hacky and predictable; bad acting and writing. I tapped out at 33 minutes.

Onward (2020, Pixar) - Definitely a nadir for the studio; I lasted about fifteen minutes.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Friday, 27 March 2020 17:23 (three days ago) link

War on everyone is one of the worst films I’ve ever seen, ban all mcdonaghs

felt jute gyte delete later (wins), Friday, 27 March 2020 17:29 (three days ago) link

They won't watch Sleuth! That's what I'm saying, 90% of my picks are ace, but one boring "Murder on the Orient Express" makes them not just distrustful of the genre but distrustful of me!

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 March 2020 17:40 (three days ago) link

They won't watch Sleuth!

Boooooo :(

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Friday, 27 March 2020 17:47 (three days ago) link

end of feb through to the quarantine era

Meshes of the Afternoon (Deren, Hammid, 1943) 10/10
The Delmarva Chicken of Tomorrow (Zimmerman, 2002) 4/10
Beach Fragments (Woodman, 1978) 8/10
Sodom (Sodom, Price) 1989
Woman is the Future of Man (Hong, 2004) 5/10
Celine and Julie Go Boating (Rivette, 1974) 10/10
First Name: Carmen (Godard, 1983) 10/10
One Hour With You (Lubitsch, 1932) 7/10
Stromboli (Rossellini, 1950) 9/10
Trouble in Paradise (Lubitsch, 1932) 10/10
Olivia (Audry, 1951) 5/10
Detective (Godard, 1985) 7/10
Titan (Lutz, 2009) 5/10
Arabia (Lutz, 1991) 4/10
Bluebeard’s Eighth Wife (Lubitsch, 1938) 10/10
*Magnificent Obsession (Sirk, 1954) 8/10
Depuis le Jour (Jarman, 1987) 4/10
The Garden (Jarman, 1990) 6/10
Winter Light (Bergman, 1963) 7/10
Colossal Youth (Costa, 2006) 10/10
2046 (Wong, 2004) 4/10
Oh, Woe is Me (Godard, 1993) 10/10
When You’re Lost in the Rain (Hopinka, 2019) 5/10
Lore (Hopinka, 2019) 7/10
Hoarders Without Boarders (Mack, 2018) 8/10
Princess Mononoke (Miyazaki, 1997) 7/10
L’Ami de Mon Amie (Rohmer, 1987) 8/10
*Kiki’s Delivery Service (Miyazaki, 10/10)
Press (FIRE) to Start (Woods, 2018) 3/10
Quelques fleurs pour un chant d’amour (Marti, 2006) 4/10
K (desert) (Devaux 2006) 6/10
Dellamorte Dellamorte Dellamore (Matarasso, 2004) 4/10
Unititled 1 (Godovannaya, 2005) 3/10
Dobrodošlica (Marc, 2018) 7/10
I Remember Sunderland (2017) 5/10
Hymen (Arcega, 2002) 7/10
Wasteland no. 1: Ardent Verdant (Mack, 2017) 7/10
Wasteland no. 2: Hardy, Hearty (Mack, 2019) 9/10
4 Adventures of Reinette and Mirabelle (Rohmer, 1987) 6/10
The Prison in Twelve Landscapes (Story, 2016) 8/10
Journey to Italy (Rossellini, 1954) 10/10
Sherlock Jr. (Keaton, 1924) 9/10

devvvine, Friday, 27 March 2020 17:58 (three days ago) link

Sodom (Sodom, Price) 1989 this is 9/10. v nsfw, v recommended.

devvvine, Friday, 27 March 2020 17:59 (three days ago) link

I remember back in about 1975, when I was about 7, my parents were out to dinner and my babysitter put on Sleuth (which was on TV obv). It scared the living shit out of me. Something about the sadism of it was totally unnerving.

Josefa, Friday, 27 March 2020 18:36 (three days ago) link

I think people wouls see the big twist fairly soon these days

still Olivier and Caine are very funny in it

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 March 2020 18:52 (three days ago) link

and now it wd be v nice if you clowns took all these whodunits to another thread :)

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Friday, 27 March 2020 18:54 (three days ago) link

OK, I convinced my older one to watch "Die Hard" with the provision that she could pull the plug after 20 minutes, but she was absolutely hooked and loved it so all is right in the world again.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 27 March 2020 20:12 (three days ago) link

hell yeah how can you not? I think the first time I saw it I was 9 or 10. Loved it. first two sequels were good, too

flappy bird, Saturday, 28 March 2020 04:22 (two days ago) link

It helped that it starred Snape.

Somehow, by some strange dark magic, I convinced my entire family to see "Gosford Park" tonight. My younger daughter didn't really have the patience for it, my wife (who remembered liking it back when, hence her acquiescence) half watched it and half napped, but my older daughter really seemed to enjoy it.

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 29 March 2020 02:48 (yesterday) link

Movie night tonight was "Moon," which my wife and older one liked (I'd seen it before). Kind of went over my younger daughter's head, but she might just be tired.

Josh in Chicago, Monday, 30 March 2020 02:36 (sixteen hours ago) link

Peterloo (2018, Leigh) 8/10
Shadow (2018, Zhang) 8/10
Honeyland (2019, Stefanov, Kotevska) 7/10
Just Pals (1920, Ford) 6/10
Smarty (1934, Florey) 6/10
Pilgrimage (1933, Ford) 7/10
Four Sons (1928, Ford) 7/10
*Paths of Glory (1957, Kubrick) 10/10
Pardners (1956, Taurog) 6/10
The Strange Love of Martha Ivers (1946, Milestone) 8/10

brooklyn suicide cult (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 March 2020 03:31 (fifteen hours ago) link

Moon is def slow by young person standards, especially before the hook becomes apparent.

Dollarmite Is My Name (sic), Monday, 30 March 2020 04:08 (fifteen hours ago) link

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