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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. (, 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

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

Star Trek Nemesis

Conspiracy Theory
Terminal Error

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

A 3-star reference to be sure.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Friday, 29 June 2018 14:33 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*munches on salted peanuts*

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 June 2018 14:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

this reminds me of an old shelf label in Kim's Video:

"SNL Shit"

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Friday, 29 June 2018 15:14 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I had never seen (all of) The Sweet Smell of Success or Tokyo Story. You heard it here first, they are both masterpieces of the highest order, you should see them.

If I can trust my eyes, and I think I can, Susie knows all about your dirty work. (Don't get me started.)

clemenza, Friday, 29 June 2018 15:29 (two weeks ago) Permalink

My Tokyo Story subtitles must have been different than yours.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 29 June 2018 15:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Fucking Criterion ripped me off with shitty subs.

Josh in Chicago, Friday, 29 June 2018 15:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

and Setsuko Hara plays cookies full of arsenic!

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 29 June 2018 15:54 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Long Goodbye (Altman, 1973) 10/10
Quicksand (Pichel, 1950) 5/10
Cabaret (Fosse, 1972) 7/10
Happy Birthday, Gemini (Benner, 1980) 2/10
Every Day (Sucsy, 2018) 6/10
Game Night (Daley and Goldstein) 6/10
Annihilation (Garland, 2018) 5/10

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Sunday, 1 July 2018 03:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Take a Chance (Goulding, 1918)
*Lizzies of the Field (Lord, 1924)
Bashful (Goulding, 1917)
Just Neighbors (Lloyd & Terry, 1919)
*The Big Idea (Mohr & Pratt, 1917)
*Look Pleasant, Please (Goulding, 1918)
A Gasoline Wedding (Goulding, 1918)
By the Sad Sea Waves (Goulding, 1917)
The Marathon (Goulding, 1919)
Captain Kidd's Kids (Roach, 1919)
Billy Blazes, Esq. (Roach, 1919)
Expensive Women (Henley, 1931)
Rambling Round Radio Row #4 (Wald, 1932)
Flaming Gold (Ince, 1932)
The Iron Horse (Ford, 1924)
A Dream Walking (Fleischer, 1934)
Versus Sledge Hammers (Clements, 1915)
Just Pals (Ford, 1920)
*Pay Day (Chaplin, 1922)
Just Suppose (O'Brien, 1948)
Cellbound (Lah & Avery, 1955)
*Beyond the Rockies (Allen, 1932)
The Two-Alarm Fire (Fleischer, 1934)
Under a Spell (Smith, 1925)
The Guardians (Beauvois, 2017)
Wild Strawberries (Bergman, 1957)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Sunday, 1 July 2018 23:00 (two weeks ago) Permalink

seeing Sicario Too today

like, shockingly bad

glengarry glen lurkmore (rip van wanko), Sunday, 1 July 2018 23:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Thoroughbreds is a lot of fun, looks amazing, and the ending is a genuine surprise.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 1 July 2018 23:12 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sicario One was pretty bad and dumb as well, I don't get the hype at all.

Frederik B, Sunday, 1 July 2018 23:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Hotel Artemis (Pearce, 2018)
Faces Places (Varda & JR, 2017)
Old Joy (Reichardt, 2006)
Madame Tutli-Putli (short - Lavis & Szczerbowski, 2007)
Old Man (short - Shore, 2012)
Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song (Van Peebles, 1971)
Reflections in a Golden Eye (Huston, 1967)
The Firemen's Ball (Forman, 1967)
Last Flag Flying (Linklater, 2017)
Begone Dull Care (short - McLaren & Lambart, 1949)
The Other Side of Hope (Kaurismäki, 2017)

a shomin-geki poster with some horror elements (WilliamC), Monday, 2 July 2018 02:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink why the middling response to Wild Strawberries?

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Monday, 2 July 2018 02:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Mishima: A Life in Four Chapters (Paul Schrader, 1985) - 8/10
The Wind Will Carry Us (Abbas Kiarostami, 1999) - 9/10
The Imperfect Lady (Lewis Allen, 1947) - 7/10
The Virgin Spring (Ingmar Bergman, 1960) - 10/10
Cruel Gun Story (Takumi Furukawa, 1964) - 8/10
Love Streams (John Cassavetes, 1984) - 9/10
From the East (Chantal Akerman, 1993) - 10/10
The Happy Ending (Richard Brooks, 1969) - 7/10
Children of Paradise (Marcel Carné, 1945) - 10/10

flappy bird, Monday, 2 July 2018 05:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

A City of Sadness (1989) 5/5
* Topsy-Turvy (1999) 4.5/5
Sorry to Bother You (2018) 3.5/5
The Other Side of Hope (2017) 4/5
Grave of the Fireflies (1988) 5/5
* Predator (1987) 4/5
Aquarius (2016) 3.5/5
* Aliens (1986) 4.5/5

Chris L, Monday, 2 July 2018 08:53 (two weeks ago) Permalink


It was my first Bergman (although I do plan on seeing more of the retrospective), and I had a hard time staying awake. For what it's worth, I have a history of reacting badly to the canonical "masterpieces." I seem to be more attuned to racy little pre-1935 programmers and two-reel comedies.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 2 July 2018 10:23 (two weeks ago) Permalink

flappy how do you curate your watch list? good stuff on there (well honestly a lot I've never heard of)

glengarry glen lurkmore (rip van wanko), Monday, 2 July 2018 11:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

recommendations from here and elsewhere, borrowed discs from friends, and continuing to search out work by people I really like (Akerman, Bergman, Kiarostami, Teresa Wright). and to stymie infinite choice paralysis, sometimes if I watch a movie that starts with "The" or is just a single word, I'll watch three or more of those in a row (consecutive days - I almost always watch at least one movie a day, often two or three if I went to the theater early in the day).

flappy bird, Monday, 2 July 2018 17:06 (two weeks ago) Permalink

envious of your sched

flopson, Monday, 2 July 2018 17:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

i'd like to watch a movie every night but most nights i'm too tired and opt to fall asleep to a sitcom

flopson, Monday, 2 July 2018 17:18 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Being an insomniac helps

flappy bird, Monday, 2 July 2018 17:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

eyes wide shut (kubrick, 1999) 9/10
the gate (takács, 1987) 7/10
the wicker man (hardy, 1973) 10/10
vampyros lesbos (franco, 1971) 9/10

flamenco blorf (BradNelson), Monday, 2 July 2018 18:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Being an insomniac helps

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Frederik B, Monday, 2 July 2018 20:22 (two weeks ago) Permalink

June 11th through June 29th.

° Genesis Of The Daleks (Maloney vs. Hinchcliffe, 1975)
📽️ La Notti Bianche (Visconti, 1957)
Bernard & Huey (Mirvish, 2017)
Lick The Star (Coppola fille, 1998)
Dementia 13 [2017 director's cut] (Coppola père, 1963)
✈️ The Party (Potter, 2017)
✈️ A Bad Moms Christmas (Lucas, Moore, 2017)
✈️ How To Be Single (Ditter, 2016)
Tag (Tomsic, 2018)
The Incredibles 2 (Bird, 2018)
Queerama (Asquith, 2017)
American Animals (Layton, 2018)
*Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade (Spielberg, 1989)
*Priscilla, Queen Of The Desert (Elliott, 1994)
📽️ *Blue Velvet (Lynch, 1986)
Blue Velvet Revisited (Braatz, 2016)
Hereditary (Aster, 2018)
Here To Be Heard: The Story Of The Slits (E. Badgley, 2018)
Mother Of George (Dosunmu, 2013)
West Side Story (V/A, 1961)
Ocean's 8 (Ross, 2018)

untagged are all DCP, except Incredibles which was laser-projected. both the 35mm screenings and Incredibles were masked, many others weren't even framed to the screen (allowance made for Blue Velvet Revisited, which was a double feature with Blue Velvet, but is mixed aspect ratios anyway. I missed America entirely in West Side Story because I went down three floors to complain that the entire picture was floating in the middle of the screen with at least three feet of black on all four sides.

kelp, clam and carrion (sic), Monday, 2 July 2018 21:28 (two weeks ago) Permalink

World Cup has eaten up most of my viewing hours:

Executive Action (Miller, 1973) 7/10
The Flowers of St Francis (Rossellini, 1950) 10/10
Dog Star Man (Brakhage, 1964) 9/10
PTU (To, 2003) 7/10
Black Girl (Sembene, 1966) 8/10
Hereditary (Aster, 2018) 7/10
Arcadia (Wright, 2017) 8/10

Ward Fowler, Saturday, 7 July 2018 07:13 (one week ago) Permalink

Village Of Haze - South-Korean film from 1982. Woman goes to teach at a mountain village and there's a mysterious homeless man there who the villagers abuse and sometimes tolerate and accommodate in strange ways as a means to denying their own problems. People here falsely believe themselves superior to city folk. Ominous organ music and the teacher listens to Yazoo hits in her bedroom. Ending will surely piss people off because while it is thoughtful about infidelity and rape, it still blunders on the latter. But it's worth seeing.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 8 July 2018 15:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Checked and I think this is a legit way to watch it from Korean Film Archive

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 8 July 2018 15:16 (one week ago) Permalink

Sicario the first one, cos i was thinking o0f going to the sequel.
Quite dark, enjoyed it . But wonder if the sequel is as good. Probably darker considering who the protagonists are now.

Stevolende, Sunday, 8 July 2018 15:21 (one week ago) Permalink

Too OTT & silly to be darker. I enjoyed it more than the first one, which I found really really boring. New one is dumber, faster, pulpier... while still being very confusing.

flappy bird, Sunday, 8 July 2018 21:29 (one week ago) Permalink

The Wall Street Mystery (Hurley, 1931)
The Water-Funker (Linder, 1912)
A Short-Sighted Duellist (Gasnier, 1910)
Wet Hare (McKimson, 1962)
Room and Bird (Freling, 1951)
3 Bad Men (Ford, 1926)
A Woman of the World (St. Clair, 1925)
Plop Goes the Weasel (McKimson, 1953)
Four Sons (Ford, 1928)
2001: A Space Odyssey (Kubrick, 1968)
Torment (Sjöberg, 1944)
Crisis (Bergman, 1946)
Lucky (J.C. Lynch, 2017)
It Rains on Our Love (Bergman, 1946)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Sunday, 8 July 2018 23:21 (one week ago) Permalink

4 Days in France (2016, Reybaud) 6/10
Le Notti Bianche aka White Nights (1957, Visconti) 8/10
*Hester Street (1975, Silver) 7/10
*Gerry (2002, Van Sant) 9/10
Star Spangled to Death (2004, Jacobs) 8/10
The Death of Stalin (2017, Iannucci) 8/10
Winter Brothers (2017, Pálmason) 6/10
Araby (2017, Uchoa, Dumans) 7/10
*First Reformed (2017, Schrader) 9/10
*Phantom Thread (2017, Anderson) 9/10

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 15:35 (one week ago) Permalink

Way too low on Winter Brothers :(

Frederik B, Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:37 (one week ago) Permalink

I'd give it a 7 but I agree it's one of the year's best.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:38 (one week ago) Permalink

Correct score for 4 Days in France, maybe too high.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 10 July 2018 23:38 (one week ago) Permalink

WB needed more outright slapstick (ie the bro fight was the peak)

Fred you're wrong about everything, cockroach

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 00:25 (six days ago) Permalink

American Graffiti (9.0)
Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel (7.5)
You Were Never Really Here (6.0)
A Quiet Place (6.5)
First Reformed (7.0)
Flower (5.0)
Design Canada (7.5)
Landline (6.0)
Over the Edge (7.0)
Always at the Carlyle (5.5)

I thought the Bergdorf's documentary from a few years ago was kind of interesting, but there was something about Always at the Carlyle I found creepy. Bill Murray's 90 seconds is funny.

clemenza, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 03:20 (six days ago) Permalink

Gerry always looked interesting but I never checked it out, thanks for the reminder Morbs.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 11 July 2018 04:45 (six days ago) Permalink

def upper-tier Van Sant

the ignatius rock of ignorance (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 06:12 (six days ago) Permalink

Finally pulled a couple Kim Ki-Duk titles off the shelf after hearing them recommended in the Arrow Video podcast (usually a quality source of recommendations) only to see what dude's been up to recently and find him outed as a serial rapist and abuser


fuckin yikes

anybody want a copy of 3 Iron

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:20 (six days ago) Permalink

I somehow did not hear about that, jfc

Simon H., Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:24 (six days ago) Permalink

Yeah. English-speaking media didn't seem to care but dude's getting eaten alive in Korea, which: good.

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Wednesday, 11 July 2018 17:50 (six days ago) Permalink

Backs to Nature (Meins, 1933)
Beauty and the Bus (Meins, 1933)
*Hair-Raising Hare (Jones, 1946)
*Muratti Marches On (Fischinger, 1934)
The Limejuice Mystery or, Who Spat in Grandfather’s Porridge? (Harrison, 1930)
Sons of the Desert (Seiter, 1933)
The Saphead (Blaché & Smith, 1920)
A Ship to India (Bergman, 1947)
Music in Darkness (Bergman, 1948)
Je Voudrais un Enfant (Linder, 1910)
Now You Tell One (Bowers & Muller, 1926)
Port of Call (Bergman, 1948)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Sunday, 15 July 2018 23:28 (two days ago) Permalink

Port of Call has one amazing cut in it early on, when the boyfriend tries to hug the girl but she passes thru the doorway instead, and Bergman cuts from one room to the next as she passes thru. Hard to explain. I'll look for a clip.

flappy bird, Sunday, 15 July 2018 23:37 (two days ago) Permalink

Across the Sea, a Turkish movie from 2014.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 16 July 2018 00:28 (yesterday) Permalink

I'm glad to see Zama has some enthusiastic responses on here, gonna watch it tonight.

calzino, Monday, 16 July 2018 14:37 (yesterday) Permalink

June 9 - July 16 in theaters:

On Chesil Beach (Dominic Cooke, 2017) - 4/10
Late Spring (Yasujirō Ozu, 1949) - 10/10
Heart Beats Loud (Brett Haley, 2018) - 5/10
Tag (Jeff Tomsic, 2018) - 3/10
24 Frames (Abbas Kiarostami, 2017) - 10/10
Sicario: Day of Soldado (Stefano Sollima, 2018) - 5/10
The Gospel According to André (Kate Novack, 2017) - 7/10
Early Summer (Yasujirō Ozu, 1951) - 8/10
Thirst (Ingmar Bergman, 1949) - 8/10
Sorry to Bother You (Boots Riley, 2018) - 8/10
Scarlet Diva (Asia Argento, 2000) - 10/10
Leave No Trace (Debra Granik, 2018) - 6/10
Road House (Jean Negulesco, 1948) - 8/10

flappy bird, Tuesday, 17 July 2018 04:49 (sixteen hours ago) Permalink

On the Seventh Day (McKay, 2018) 7/10
The Cakemaker (Graizer, 2018) 6/10
A Ciambra (Carpignano, 2018) 7/10
Chappaquiddick (Curran, 2018) 6/10
Ava (Foroughi, 2018) 8/10
First Reformed (Schrader, 2018) 8/10
* A Christmas Tale (Desplechin, 2008) 8/10
The Swindle (Chabrol, 1997) 5/10
* Face/Off (Woo, 1997) 5/10
* Manhattan Murder Mystery (Allen, 1992) 7/10
Death Becomes Her (Zemeckis, 1992) 5/10
The Best Intentions (August, 1992) 7/10
A Tale of Springtime (Rohmer, 1990) 6/10
* Diary of a Country Priest (Bresson, 1951) 9/10
The Kiss (Feydeau, 1928) 6/10
Love (Goulding, 1927) 7/10

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Tuesday, 17 July 2018 12:07 (eight hours ago) Permalink

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