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Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 14:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Yesterday I saw The Good Girl, Zero Effect, and I Hired A Contract Killer.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 14:24 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Saw TTT for the second time on Friday

C J (C J), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I watched Catch Me If You Can last night. It's the best Spielberg movie since Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade.

Michael B, Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

= "even worse than Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade"

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:12 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Now that's cold. But likely accurate.

In my case -- oh, give a guess. I actually haven't seen any movie in the theater this month.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

On video, Svankmajer's Faust and Godard' s Woman is a Woman and Band of Outsiders. In theaters I haven't seen anything since Spirited Away a while back.

Honda (Honda), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What did you think of Faust? I was watching that the other day, and I thought it was great, as is Little Otik.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:32 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Lord of the Rings (twice)
Star Trek Nemesis

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What did you think of Faust? I was watching that the other day, and I thought it was great, as is Little Otik.

I liked it but not as much as Svankmajer's older animated work (Jabberwocky, Punch+Judy, etc). His work is so visceral and material-oriented that the narrative/dialogue (dubbed in English unfortunately) almost felt like a distraction at times, like he was peppering the film with his favorite visual motifs but they didn't all merge quite right. I liked how non-sequitor it was though. I haven't seen Little Otik yet it looks like Eraserhead.

Honda (Honda), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:48 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I plan to see: 8 mile, the Tuxedo and that new one with Owen Wilson and Eddie Murphy.

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Shanghai Knights? Surely a classic!

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:53 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yeah i think faust is a bit disappointing too

city of god: good but not as good as it thinks it is (just had an argt w.sistrah becky abt this) (involving joe strummer)

mark s (mark s), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Joe's in I Hired A Contract Killer! (se above) In the East End pub of my dreams, Joe Strummer is forever looking good like he did in the 80s and singing silly but earnest songs about afrobeat.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I saw Bowling for Columbine last night.

j.lu (j.lu), Sunday, 19 January 2003 16:00 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Have you had any conversations recently not involving Joe Strummer, Mark? (Actually that sounds nasty. I was just amused at you working him into a discussion of Czech animation, and we talked of him a bit last night.)

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 16:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I haven't been to a film since the London Film Festival ended. I do have 'tickets' (it doesn't quite work that way) to see a couple of films at the Japanese Embassy soonish, though. And I might go with Andrew L to see Spider too.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 16:09 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

In theaters, The Two Towers and Harry Potter. On TV, Chasing Amy and Billy Elliot.

Maria (Maria), Sunday, 19 January 2003 16:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I saw 7th Street last night. It was a documentary about, well, 7th Street (between Avenues C and D). It was good.

rosemary (rosemary), Sunday, 19 January 2003 16:45 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

What did you see at the LFF, Martin? I saw Far From Heaven (excellent), 8 Mile (meh), Lilya 4 Ever (GREAT), Bowling For Columbine (satisfying), and Shanghai Panic (atrocious). I also saw Michael Moore in interview. And I missed both Year Of The Devil and Man Without A Past. Not seeing the latter devastated me, but it's out next week.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 16:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The only one of those I saw was Lilya 4-Ever, which I found pretty miserable. I saw Punch-Drunk Love, which was very good, but of the ten I saw my favourites were Dead Or Alive: Final and A Chinese Odyssey (mental and funny). I mostly saw films from the Far East, as that's a special interest of mine and they mostly won't be available otherwise.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 17:17 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Martin, you should see a Korean film, Take Care of My Cat, if you get the chance. Was the film you saw A Chinese Odysey 2002 directed by Jeff Lau? That film really is brilliant.

In the last week or two....

In theaters: The Smiling Lieutenant, One Hour with You, Design for Living, The Love Parade, Trouble in Paradise (all of those at the Lubitch festival at the Film Center), Take Care of My Cat.

On video: Description d'un combat, Letter from Siberia, Le vent d'Est (Godard's "Marxist Western"), Scarlet Diva (awful, I could barely finish it), Come Drink with Me (seminal wuxia film), The Long Goodbye (can't believe I'd never seen this), Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham

I really need to see Far from Heaven again before it disappears from theaters here.

Amateurist (amateurist), Sunday, 19 January 2003 17:49 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I love the Long Goodbye. Especially for those weird yoga girls that live next door to him. Plus it's the best film to start with a man buying cat food ever.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 17:56 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Spider, The Dancer Upstairs, Gangs Of New York, The Player, Narrow Margin (for the 478th time), Rebecca.

naked as sin (naked as sin), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:07 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Rebecca the Hitchcock movie? God, Joan Fontaine is so cute in that.

Amateurist (amateurist), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

P. S. Does anyone else think Maggie Gyllenhaal (sp?) look like Claudette Colbert in her early days?

Amateurist (amateurist), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yeh she is. it's funny how laurence olivier calls her an idiot in a exasperated affectionate sorta way.

naked as sin (naked as sin), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:15 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I don't remember who directed it, Amateurist. It was new, and it was a parody of Chinese mythic tales, with lots of kung fu and music and the princess disguising herself as a boy and running away from the palace and falling in love with an outlaw. Very camp, very funny.

Nordicskillz, was Far From Heaven really on at the LFF? I don't remember it, and the NFT are claiming to have the British premiere of it next month.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:20 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Re. Rebecca: That film was ruined I think by the Hays Code. Hitchcock made a good try though.

Martin: that's the one.

Amateurist (amateurist), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Martin-it was the surprise film. I love the surprise film! And Todd Haynes was there, too.

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:28 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I saw most of 'Armageddon' on TV last night. Benjamin Affleck is the worst 'movie star' of all time ever. EVER.

DavidM (DavidM), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:36 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Watched Die Another Day again at the cinema this week.

Watched Excalibur, Suspiria & The Stepford Wives on DVD last night.

Ben Mott (Ben Mott), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:43 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Lawrence of Arabia -- cockswinging filmmaking that gets lost as soon as David Lean is out of the desert.

jm (jtm), Sunday, 19 January 2003 19:03 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Rented an awful gay film called Circuit, about the homo party circuit. Why do I punish myself? I was hoping it'd be something akin to Swingers, a really entertaining, insightful movie about a group of people I hate. No such luck. The worst dialogue.

In the theaters, I saw Chicago. It was OK, a bit too impressed with it's cynicism, in a way that seemed dated. Also, how can Catherine Zeta-Jones be so good when she's such a hideous celebrity and advertising spokesperson? She just can, I guess. She was the best thing about High Fidelity, too. Richard Gere is not convincing as a musical comedy performer.

Also--Gangs of New York Loved the outfits! Those striped pants-yeah! And the sets-it was Pirates of the Caribbean meets Satyricon on the rough-and-tumble streets of Boss Tweed-era NYC! DD Lewis was no big deal, I prefer him when he's soft-spoken. Nobody else made much of an impression.

The Hours-Solid, moving. Made me feel old and melancholy. I didn't think Nicole Kidman's performance was so mind-blowing. Also, what's with the Raging Bull nose? Virginia Woolf's nose always seemed rather elegant and large to me, not broken. I loved the supporting cast--good roles for Toni Collette and Claire Danes and Miranda Richardson-finally!

Catch Me If You Can-his most human film since Sugarland Express. I started out hating it, it's like Speilberg does retro-sixties lounge crap and it's so bad. But once he gets into the fucked up family dynamic, it's really good. For what's supposed to be, on a the surface, such a freewheeling go-go film, it's actually very sad. Christopher Walken was incredible.

Saw Possession on the plane back to LA. Not so hot. God, Gwyneth Paltrow is the most irritating actress alive. I've never seen any of the other Neil Labute movies, but the dialogue in this one was surprisingly bad. "I just want to find out if there's an 'us' in 'you and me' ". Also, he was really heavy-handed with the constant American-bashing. Did he have a bad year abroad or something?

Arthur (Arthur), Sunday, 19 January 2003 19:10 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

argt re strummer was concerning city of god (which is all abt gangs and gangsters) not faust

mark s (mark s), Sunday, 19 January 2003 19:18 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

and the argt bit wz abt the film, strummer just kind of popped into it

mark s (mark s), Sunday, 19 January 2003 19:19 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I'm watching Charade right now, with Grant and Hepburn. I've seen it twice before, so I probably won't watch it all the way through, but damn, what a great movie.

Before that, um...But I'm A Cheerleader. Which is now my kneejerk response to "xXx is the best movie ever."

Justyn Dillingham (Justyn Dillingham), Sunday, 19 January 2003 19:31 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Ah yes, Nordicskillz, I'd forgotten the surprise film. I was tempted but restrained myself because I was spending enough already. Actually, I'm not sure why I went to see the Anderson or Moodyson, given that they will get decent releases, and I have friends who I might have gone with. Then again, at the LFF both those directors and their female leads were present and answered questions afterwards, so there was a bonus there. I was within arm's reach of PTA, Emily Watson and Michael Moore during the festival.

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 19:44 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I saw Ice-T sitting down in the front row of the showing of R'Xmas at the Chicago IFF, and he was chortling his ass off at this stupid before-film commercial where I guy falls asleep while pumping gas. It really humanized him for me.

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 20 January 2003 02:02 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

I saw Ice-T sitting down in the front row of the showing of R'Xmas at the Chicago IFF, and he was chortling his ass off at this stupid before-film commercial where I guy falls asleep while pumping gas. It really humanized him for me.

I think his humanity, which isn't mine, is all over his music.

gabbneb (gabbneb), Monday, 20 January 2003 02:06 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh I know, but when you see Coke spilling out of the nose of your average ex-jewel thief gangster rapper because he's laughing at some dumbass advert you've seen a dozen times, it allows a new perspective.

Amateurist (amateurist), Monday, 20 January 2003 02:11 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

i saw crackerjack in the lorne theatre last week - we paid the extra $1 and sat upstairs. it was quite good although almost every song was a james reyne song and the main character was WAY too much like the crackman o'toole.

minna (minna), Monday, 20 January 2003 02:13 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

adaptation a couple of weeks ago.. and 24 hour party people before that. i think they're the only two times i've been to the cinema in the last six months

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 20 January 2003 02:16 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

did you like 24hrpp jim?

minna (minna), Monday, 20 January 2003 02:21 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

yes i did, but i would have preferred watching it at home (too many expat Brits sniggering all the way through it)

electric sound of jim (electricsound), Monday, 20 January 2003 02:22 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

The Craft last night. Wz OK.
Coyote Ugly. Lovely, but took me to the end of the film to confirm the lead character wasn't being played by Leann Rimes.
Down to You. Completely not memorable, but very sweet.
She's All That. Lovely.

Graham (graham), Monday, 20 January 2003 14:52 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Last movies I saw... Hmmm... This weekend:
Arsenic and Old Lace - Perfect.
Amy's O - Hated it.
40 Days and 40 Nights - Entertaining and mindless.

Sarah McLusky (coco), Monday, 20 January 2003 14:58 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Rental:
The Slipper and The Rose
The Red Shoes
The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
The Cabinet of Doctor Caligari
Penny Serenade
An Affair To Remember
Dead of Night
War of the Worlds
The Haunting (original)
The Man who Wasn't there
Dude, Where's My Car

Cinema:
Star Trek Nemesis

Telly:
Conspiracy Theory
FORTRESS!
Terminal Error
LogopolisGoldeneye

Alan (Alan), Monday, 20 January 2003 15:01 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Last five or so:
The Transporter "I like it quiet, but this is too quiet:" BOOM! - Fun tat.
Gangs Of New York "I took der Faaader, now I'll tek the son" Mixed bag of tat.
The Good Girl "What's your name - Catcher?" Good, but dull
Take Care Of My Cat - Bit of dialogue in Korean. Excellent (if a touch melodramatic nr the end)
City Of God. Something in portuguese. Pretty impressive - though it innoculates itself from serious criticism by setting itself in the seventies.

I might bring back the City Of God thread so I can hear the Joe Strummer argument.

Pete (Pete), Monday, 20 January 2003 15:04 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

the surprise film is never really a surprise, is it? same kinda type "big hollywood indie sleeper".. i remember when it was american beauty

now if they'd had dead or alive: final as the surprise then i'd tip my hat

zemko (bob), Monday, 20 January 2003 15:39 (fifteen years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah - saw You Were Never Really Here. Gets a 6/10 from me. Certainly excellent cinematography, sound design, yadda yadda but dded up to an emotionally empty and tonally confused whole for me.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 23 April 2018 18:25 (one month ago) Permalink

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Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 23 April 2018 18:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Rewatched Vicki, the 1953 remake of I Wake Up Screaming. I had forgotten that the role of Harry, played by wide eyed Elisha Cook, Jr. in the original, was played by wide-eyed Aaron Spelling.

http://www.movieactors.com/photos-stars/elisha-cook-iwakeupscreaming-3.jpg
https://i.pinimg.com/originals/f4/a3/a5/f4a3a5e8e899db4c3caf0e824ec39f5e.jpg

hair-grabbing ear-grabbing fetishist squaredance caller (Dan Peterson), Monday, 23 April 2018 18:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Bread, Love and Dreams (Comencini)
Bread, Love and Jealousy (Comencini)
Scandal in Sorrento (Risi)
The Great Beauty (Sorrentino)*
Youth (Sorrentino)*
I’m Not Scared (Salvatores)
Out of Sight (Soderbergh)
Frost/Nixon (Howard)
Noah (Aronofsky)
Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Schrader)
Auto Focus (Schrader)
Dances With Wolves (Costner)
Vicky Christina Barcelona (Allen)
Whatever Works (Allen)
Precious (Daniels)
Paddington (King)
Paddington 2 (King)
Guldregn (Kragh-Jacobsen)
The Boys from St Petri (Kragh-Jacobsen)
What No One Knows (Kragh-Jacobsen)
The Hour of the Lynx (Kragh-Jacobsen)
Head-On (Akin)
The Edge of Heaven (Akin)
Soul Kitchen (Akin)
In the Fade (Akin)
Places in Cities (Schanelec)
Passing Summer (Schanelec)
The Counterfeiters (Ruzowitzky)*
Lovely Rita (Hausner)
Hotel (Hausner)
One. Two. One (Akbari)
Nahid (Panahandeh)
Bending the Rules (Behzadi)

Frederik B, Monday, 23 April 2018 21:00 (one month ago) Permalink

Rashomon - 10/10
Family Plot - 6/10
Gods of the Plague - 9/10
The Men - 7/10
The American Soldier - 7/10
The Seven Year Itch - 6/10
Atlantic City - 10/10
Certain Women - 10/10
Double Indemnity - 9/10
Touch of Evil - 8/10
The Red Shoes - 7/10
The Passion of Joan of Arc - 10/10
The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog - 8/10
The Little Foxes - 6/10
Life is Sweet - 10/10
Masculin Féminin - 8/10
Stage Fright - 6/10
After Hours - 10/10
Mrs. Miniver - 7/10
Things to Come - 9/10
Miller’s Crossing - 5/10
Les Rendez-vous d’Anna - 10/10
Sweet Smell of Success - 8/10
Lacombe, Lucien - 9/10
Yi Yi - 10/10
La Jetée - 9/10
Sans Soleil - 9/10
Walkabout - 9/10
Casanova Brown - 1/10 <--------- this is one of the worst movies i've ever seen. +1 for teresa wright
I Heart Huckabees - 7/10
Something to Live For - 7/10
Beware of a Holy Whore - 8/10

flappy bird, Sunday, 29 April 2018 04:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

*International House (Sutherland, 1933)
*Never Give a Sucker an Even Break (Cline, 1941)
Back Pay (Borzage, 1922)
The Half-Back of Notre Dame (Lord, 1924)
Throttle Pushers (White, 1933)
Pro Football (McCarey, 1934)
Mental Poise (Rowland, 1938)
You're Telling Me! (Kenton, 1934)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Monday, 30 April 2018 00:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Isle of Dogs - 4/10
Blockers - 8/10
Claire’s Camera - 5/10
Mean Streets (1973) - 7/10
Flower - 9/10
Finding Your Feet - 6/10
Rampage - 6/10
You Were Never Really Here - 10/10
Port of Call (1948) - 9/10
I Feel Pretty - 6/10
Phantom Lady (1944) - 9/10

flappy bird, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 01:10 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Blockers - 8/10
Mean Streets (1973) - 7/10
You Were Never Really Here - 10/10

who's your pharmacist?

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 01:40 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Night and the City (Dassin, 1950) 8/10
Le Samourai (Melville, 1967) 7/10
The Breadwinner (Twomey, 2017) 6/10
Paterson (Jarmusch, 2016) 8/10
Marjorie Prime (Almereyda, 2017) 7/10
The Heart is What Dies Last (Durand-Brault, 2017) 4/10
The Zen Diaries of Garry Shandling (Apatow, 2018) 7/10
*The Lady From Shanghai (Welles, 1947) 9/10
Heartstone (Guomundsson, 2016) 7/10
The Shape of Water (del Toro, 2017) 7/10

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 1 May 2018 03:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Touch (Bergman, 1971) 7/10
The Testament of Dr Mabuse (Lang, 1933) 8/10
Tabu (Murnau, 1931) 8/10
Isle of Dogs (Anderson, 2018) 8/10
BPM (Campillo, 2017) 8/10
Ghost Stories (Dyson/Nyman, 2017) 6/10
Nightmares in a Damaged Brain (Scavolini, 1981) 7/10
Cupid's Infirmary (Mike Kuchar, 1995) 5/10
The Pictures of Dorian Gay (Mike Kuchar, 1995) 6/10
Sins of the Fleshapoids (Mike Kuchar, 1965) 8/10
The Secret of Wendel Samson (Mike Kuchar, 1966) 6/10
The Craven Sluck (Mike Kuchar, 1967) 7/10
Sorcerer (Friedkin, 1977) 7/10
Billy Liar (Schlesinger, 1963) 6/10
A Gentle Creature (Loznitsa, 2017) 7/10
Avengers: Infinity War (Russo bros, 2018) 7/10

Ward Fowler, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 09:35 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Iron Man - 7/10
Iron Man 2 - 6/10

I'm starting to watch these Marvel flicks. These were both pretty decent, I didn't see much difference in quality between the two. The acting elevates everything here, thinking Gwyneth Paltrow is somewhat underrated and her screen persona remains vv appealing even as her IRL persona grates on a lot of people.

Bridge of Spies - 7/10

This is extremely good, there were a few on-the-nose parts and it's sort of depressing to see an actor as phenomenal as Amy Ryan relegated to the role of a somewhat disapproving wife whose husband is lawyering around with key figures in a '60s drama (shades of Sissy Spacek's thankless role in JFK) but it looks amazing, and the Berlin parts are peak Spielberg. Hanks is great here!

Gun Crazy - 10/10

Peggy Cummins could have won an Oscar for her facial expressions alone, the ecstatic looks she gives when she turns around and sees no one is following after the first bank robbery are legit terrifying. I liked how they kinda subtly set up Bart's dull hometown life by pairing up his buddies in the most banal manner possible in every scene, just side by side, simply framed. You understand why he'd want to go out in a blaze of glory like that with Annie at his side instead of living a few decades more hanging out with those two.

omar little, Tuesday, 1 May 2018 23:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Gwyneth Paltrow is somewhat underrated and her screen persona remains vv appealing even as her IRL persona grates on a lot of people.

yeah it's funny, in the films she's kind of the down to Earth foil to the manic Tony Stark. she has some really cool moments in 3 if you feel like continuing.

Hazy Maze Cave (Adam Bruneau), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 00:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

gp is surprisingly good in the iron man films. i went out of the first one wondering if it was really her.
iron man 2 has bad writing. i like this essay on it: http://adamcadre.ac/calendar/14/14315.html

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 02:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

tbf, I don't recall ever having a problem with Paltrow's acting.

incel elgort (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 2 May 2018 02:28 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Memories of Underdevelopment, newly restored on a great-looking all-region Blu-Ray.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 5 May 2018 00:31 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle (1994, Rudolph) 8/10
*The Moderns (1988, Rudolph) 6/10
*Breakfast of Champions (1999, Rudolph) 6/10
*Equinox (1992, Rudolph) 8/10
Welcome to L.A. (1976, Rudolph) 7/10
Silence (1971, Shinoda) 8/10
*The Bad News Bears (1976, Ritchie) 8/10
The Emperor’s Nightingale (1949, Trnka) 7/10
Lemonade Joe (1964, Lipsky) 5/10
Bayaya (1950, Trnka) 8/10
*Love Me Tonight (1932, Mamoulian) 10/10
Odd Obsession (1959, Ichikawa) 7/10
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (2017, Johnson) 7/10

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 5 May 2018 15:20 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Dunkirk - 7/10
The Incredible Hulk (2008) - 6/10

omar little, Saturday, 5 May 2018 15:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Unsane (6.5)
Good People (6.0)
The Heartbreak Kid (8.5)
Teachers (5.0)
Paterno (6.5)
Barbara Rubin and the Exploding NY Underground (8.0)
The Private Lives of Pippa Lee (7.0)
United Skates (7.0)
The Fourth Estate (6.5)
Mr. Fish: Cartooning from the Deep End (7.0)

clemenza, Monday, 7 May 2018 01:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Old Fashioned Way (Beaudine, 1934)
My Little Chickadee (Cline, 1940)
Avengers: Infinity War (Russo & Russo, 2018)
*The Bank Dick (Cline, 1940)

Numerical assessments, and some reviews, in the event anyone cares: https://letterboxd.com/pollyprecoder/films/diary/

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Monday, 7 May 2018 02:15 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Tried to watch The Limehouse Golem last night. Lasted an hour.
Tonight: Violent, an arty little Norwegian/Canadian (director's Canadian, but it takes place in Norway) thing.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 7 May 2018 02:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

maryland film festival 2018. wish i saw more but what i did get to see was great:

Genderbende - 9/10
Sollers Point - 8/10
MDFF Shorts: Charged Spaces - 8/10
I, Olga Hepnarová (2016) - 9/10
Wobble Palace - 9/10

flappy bird, Monday, 7 May 2018 02:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

shove the .5s already

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 7 May 2018 05:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I, Olga Hepnarová (2016) - 9/10

― flappy bird, 7. maj 2018 04:32 (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, this is a crazy little film. I really don't know what to think of it, but would love to see it again.

Frederik B, Monday, 7 May 2018 08:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Let the Sunshine In (Clare Denis, 2016) - Loved this, had some really great lines with a terrific last scene too.
The Square (Ruben Östlund, 2017) - diverting enough satire. Didn't get much out of it.

xyzzzz__, Monday, 7 May 2018 09:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I, Olga Hepnarová (2016) - 9/10

― flappy bird, 7. maj 2018 04:32 (five hours ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yeah, this is a crazy little film. I really don't know what to think of it, but would love to see it again.


John Waters presented it, and he had the best line about it: “It’s only 104 minutes, but it feels much longer!”

flappy bird, Monday, 7 May 2018 15:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Memories of Underdevelopment, newly restored on a great-looking all-region Blu-Ray.

― grawlix (unperson), Friday, May 4, 2018 8:31 PM (three days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

saw this at the rep cinema a few weeks ago, so good

flopson, Monday, 7 May 2018 19:08 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*point break (1991) 8/10
drowning by numbers (1988) unrateable
ulzanas raid (1972) 7/10
avengers: infinity war (2018) 7/10
spirited away (2001) 9/10
the three stooges (2012) 7/10
you were never really here (2017) 6/10

well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Tuesday, 8 May 2018 09:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Call Me by Your Name (Guadagnino, 2017) 8/10
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (Kasdan, 2017) 7/10
The Collector (Wyler, 1965) 7/10
The Party (Potter, 2017) 5/10
The Loves of a Blonde (Forman, 1965) 8/10
Kingsman: The Golden Circle (Vaughan, 2017) 6/10
Body and Soul (Rossen, 1947) 8/10
Crash (Haggis, 2004) 3/10
My Entire High School Sinking into the Sea (Shaw, 2016) 7/10
Girls Trip (Lee, 2017) 5/10
Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo, 1966) 9/10
Death at a Funeral (Oz, 2007) 6/10

Dan Worsley, Tuesday, 8 May 2018 19:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*It's a Gift (McLeod, 1934)
*The Movies (Goodrich Arbuckle, 1925)
*Do-Re-Mi-Boom! (Wright, 1915)
Max Is Convalescent (Linder, 1911)
Max Toréador (Linder, 1913)
Fatty Joins the Force (Nichols, 1913)
Out of Place (St. John, 1922)
Her Bridal Night-Mare (Christie, 1920)
The Docks of New York (von Sternberg, 1928)
You Were Never Really Here (Ramsay, 2017)
Claire's Camera (Hong Sang-soo, 2017)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Sunday, 13 May 2018 23:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Morvern Callar (Ramsay, 2002) 7/10
The Battle of Algiers (Pontecorvo, 1966) 9/10
By The Time it Gets Dark (Suwichakornpong, 2016) 7/10
Western (Grisebach, 2017) 8/10
All I Desire (Sirk, 1953) 8/10
Dolls (Kitano, 2002) 6/10
Isle of Dogs (Anderson, 2018) 5/10
Magnificent Obsession (Sirk, 1954) 6/10
Let The Sunshine In (Denis, 2017) 7/10
All That Heaven Allows (Sirk, 1955) 9/10
Army of Shadows (Melville, 1969) 10/10

devvvine, Monday, 14 May 2018 10:29 (one week ago) Permalink

Let the Sunshine In (Denis, 2018) 7/10
RBG (Cohen, West) 4/10
You Were Never Really Here (Ramsay, 2018) 8/10
Zama (Martel, 2018) 8/10
A Quiet Place (Krasinski, 2018) 6/10
Baal (Schlöndorff, 1970) 7/10
* Women in Love (Russell, 1969) 6/10
* Black Narcissus (Archers, 1947) 8/10
The Flavor of Green Tea over Rice (Ozu, 1952) 7/10

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Monday, 14 May 2018 13:17 (one week ago) Permalink

The Wild Bunch (Peckinpah, 1969) 8/10
High Plains Drifter (Eastwood, 1973) 8/10
Black Rain (R Scott, 1989) 4/10
I, Tonya (Gillespie, 2017) 6/10
Ace in the Hole (1951, Wilder) 9/10
The Decline of Western Civilization Part II: The Metal Years (1988, Spheeris) 8/10

Thomas NAGL (Neil S), Monday, 14 May 2018 13:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Taste of Cherry - 10/10
Jour de Fête - 7/10
Au Revoir Les Enfants - 6/10
Straw Dogs - 9/10
Jimi Plays Monterey - 9/10
MASH - 6/10
Certified Copy - 10/10
Blind Chance - 8/10
Enchantment - 7/10
Shadows in Paradise - 10/10
Ariel - 9/10
The Match Factory Girl - 9/10
Like Someone in Love - 8/10
The Other Side of Hope - 9/10
The Rules of the Game - 8/10
Last Year at Marienbad - 10/10

flappy bird, Saturday, 19 May 2018 04:23 (six days ago) Permalink

Am fine with MASH ranked the worst of that group.

nourish nourish your turtleheart (Eric H.), Saturday, 19 May 2018 06:16 (six days ago) Permalink

altman should've just cut the football section imo

devvvine, Saturday, 19 May 2018 06:51 (six days ago) Permalink

I thought the recent Denis ("Let The Sunshine In") her weakest in years. Binoche carries the whole thing on her shoulders but even her character's "woe is me" angle gets tiresome pretty quickly. I think Denis has done attraction and loneliness much better than this before ( "Friday Night"). The current buzz for this one is a headscratcher for me.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 19 May 2018 11:39 (six days ago) Permalink

It's second tier Denis but she's trying something else. My audience loathed it.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 19 May 2018 11:40 (six days ago) Permalink

I guess I think it's better than 'Bastards', but not as good as the films in her 1999-2009 run.

Frederik B, Saturday, 19 May 2018 12:38 (six days ago) Permalink

That's about right.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 19 May 2018 13:20 (six days ago) Permalink

Justice League (Snyder and Whedon, 2017) 3/10
trivia answer The Jazz Singer (Crosland, 1927) 3/10
Show Dogs (2018) 3/10

adam the (abanana), Sunday, 20 May 2018 23:24 (five days ago) Permalink

Jolson cries

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2018 00:20 (four days ago) Permalink

trivia answer The Jazz Singer (Crosland, 1927) 3/10

Generous much?

*Overture: Tannhäuser (DuPar, 1926)
*Wife and Auto Trouble (Henderson, 1916)
Man on the Flying Trapeze (Bruckman & Fields, 1935)
Moonlight and Pretzels (Freund, 1933)
Max Pédicure (Linder, 1914)
Max Fears the Dogs (1912)
Poppy (Sutherland, 1936)
Max n’aime pas les chats (Linder, 1913)
Follow That Blonde (Yates, 1946)
You Can’t Cheat an Honest Man (Marshall & Cline, 1939)
The Nut (Reed, 1921)
Deadpool 2 (Leitch, 2018)
Shotgun Pass (McGowan, 1931)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Monday, 21 May 2018 01:33 (four days ago) Permalink

you are both assigned to Jolson films for the rest of the month, or perhaps the Jerry Lewis and Neil Diamond versions of TJS

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:31 (four days ago) Permalink

(btw abanana, i bet you're wrong about the question that film is allegedly the answer to)

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:32 (four days ago) Permalink

Thief (1981, Mann) 8/10
The Mad Game (1933, Cummings) 6/10
Dressed to Kill (1928, Cummings) 7/10
Ready Player One (2018, Spielberg) 5/10
*Faces Places (2017, Varda, JR) 8/10
Afternoon (1965, Warhol) 6/10
Lean on Pete (2017, Haigh) 7/10
*Inauguration of the Pleasure Dome (1954, Anger) 8/10
The Shape of Water (2017, del Toro) 5/10
*One-Eyed Jacks (1961, Brando) 8/10
Ray Meets Helen (2018, Rudolph) 5/10
*Port of Call (1948, Bergman) 6/10

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:40 (four days ago) Permalink

Not all of us can get to the Fox program at MOMA, you lucky so-and-so.

Don Juan (Crosland, 1926), The Jazz Singer (Crosland, 1927), and The Lights of New York (Foy, 1928): Each worth watching once for historic purposes, but never again.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Monday, 21 May 2018 23:59 (four days ago) Permalink

first full-length movie with spoken dialog?

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:23 (three days ago) Permalink

I don't think it is! Depending how those things are defined, it's pretty amorphous. It was the first semi-sound feature that was a big hit, bcz Jolie.

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:25 (three days ago) Permalink

Filmmakers were trying to pair up film with prerecorded audio almost from the beginning of the medium. The Vitaphone sound-on-disc technology (Don Juan and The Jazz Singer) was commercially successful in ways its predcessors weren't, but if it had flopped Fox Films was doing work with Movietone sound-on-film that probably would have gone public in 1928.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Tuesday, 22 May 2018 00:30 (three days ago) Permalink


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