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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

Filmmaker should read Filmworker--the Kubrick/Leon Vitali documentary.

clemenza, Friday, 27 July 2018 18:17 (one month ago) Permalink

To Live and Die in L.A. (7.5)

Is this a 35mm print that's on tour? opens here today for a week's run.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 27 July 2018 18:23 (one month ago) Permalink

Could be, but it was a one-time part of a five-film Friedkin series here.

clemenza, Friday, 27 July 2018 18:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Probably not, then! The 70-seater that's showing it here is pairing it with Ronin.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 27 July 2018 18:39 (one month ago) Permalink

The Big Sleep - Didn't expect to enjoy this much but I liked it quite a lot. A veritable parade of slamming babes.

Dunkirk - Didn't expect to enjoy this much but I liked it quite a lot. A veritable parade of slamming babes.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 27 July 2018 19:11 (one month ago) Permalink

Leave no Trace (Debra Granik, 2017) - watched this with a friend that works in mental health and she really liked the more grown-up portrait with the caveat it probably reduced the stresses in the main relationship.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 28 July 2018 17:27 (one month ago) Permalink

Leave No Trace was great

flappy bird, Sunday, 29 July 2018 06:27 (one month ago) Permalink

The High and the Flighty (McKimson, 1956)
Feather Bluster (McKimson, 1958)
Porky Chops (Davis, 1949)
Zipping Along (Jones, 1953)
Uncle Tom's Cabin (Pollard, 1927)
Rambling ’Round Radio Row #2 (Wald, 1932)
Call for Mr. Caveman (Goulding, 1919)
My Wife's Relations (Keaton, 1922)
The Ropin' Fool (Badger, 1922)
To Joy (Bergman, 1950)
Summer Interlude (Bergman, 1951)
Six of a Kind (McCarey, 1934)
Secrets of Women (Bergman, 1952)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Sunday, 29 July 2018 23:23 (one month ago) Permalink

The one about the long lost identical triplets. Pretty good!

Josh in Chicago, Sunday, 29 July 2018 23:25 (one month ago) Permalink

* A Matter of Life and Death (1946) 4.5/5
* Morvern Callar (2002) 4/5
* All the President's Men (1976) 4/5
On Body and Soul (2017) 3.5/5
Grace Jones: Bloodlight and Bami (2017) 3/5
In Jackson Heights (2015) 3.5/5
The Return of the Living Dead (1985) 3/5
Losing Ground (1983) 3.5/5
Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018) 3.5/5
Kings of the Road (1976) 4/5
* 2001: A Space Odyssey (1968) 5/5

Chris L, Monday, 30 July 2018 01:27 (one month ago) Permalink

The Color of Pomegranates (Parajanov, 1969)
Pussy (short - Gasiorowska, 2016)
Call of Cuteness (short - Lien, 2017)
Sprout Wings and Fly (Blank, 1983)
Ant-Man and the Wasp (Reed, 2018)
Bergman Island (Nyrerod, 2006)
Ran (Kurosawa, 1985)
Toby Dammit (Fellini, 1968)
Lucky (Lynch, 2017)
*A.I. Artificial Intelligence (Spielberg, 2001)
*Taxi Driver (Scorsese, 1976, with Scorsese/Schrader commentary)
*Persona (Bergman, 1966)
M:I - Fallout (McQuarrie, 2018)

a shomin-geki poster with some horror elements (WilliamC), Monday, 30 July 2018 02:18 (one month ago) Permalink

Performance, which I hadn’t seen in 40 years, was no less of an ordeal now than it was then

Every second of Performance is pleasurable

Ward Fowler, Monday, 30 July 2018 08:26 (one month ago) Permalink

Yeah "Performance" is amazing esp those opening 30 minutes

. (Michael B), Monday, 30 July 2018 08:28 (one month ago) Permalink

need to turn the subs on

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 30 July 2018 11:18 (one month ago) Permalink

FP'd for racism

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 30 July 2018 19:00 (one month ago) Permalink

I Just watched The Island of Lost Souls - great evocative horror, shadows, real sci fi noir - though Bela Lugosi's character is kind of over the top

Rabbit Control (Latham Green), Monday, 30 July 2018 19:02 (one month ago) Permalink

Good film, genuinely icky.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Monday, 30 July 2018 19:44 (one month ago) Permalink

God’s Own Country (Lee, 2017) 6/10
Beatriz at Dinner (Arteta, 2017) 6/10
Thelma (Trier, 2017) 7/10
Moonrise (Borzage, 1948) 8/10
Phantom Thread (Anderson, 2017) 8/10
Lady Bird (Gerwig, 2017) 7/10
Elevator to the Gallows (Malle, 1958) 8/10
The Woman in the Window (Lang, 1944) 7/10

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 31 July 2018 23:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Event Horizon (PWS Anderson, 1997) 4
Strange Brew (Moranis & Thomas, 1983) 7
Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (Ol Parker, 2018) 4

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 1 August 2018 04:41 (one month ago) Permalink

The Glass Key (Heisler, 1942) 6/10
The Nights of Zayandeh-rood (Makhmalbaf, 1990) - impossible to 'score' - the version that now exists has about a third of its running time missing, and the dialogue in some of the remaining scenes is inaudible due to censorship
The Verdict (Siegel, 1946) 7/10
Gimme Shelter (Maysles/Zwerin/Maysles, 1970) 9/10
The Flight of the Phoenix (Aldrich, 1965) 8/10
Ex Libris: New York Public Library (Wiseman, 2017) 8/10
On Dangerous Ground (Ray, 1951) 8/10
First Reformed (Schrader, 2017) 6/10
Bigger Than Life (Ray, 1956) 8/10
The Gleaners & I (Varda, 2000) 9/10
Chronicle of a Summer (Morin, Rouch, 1961) 8/10
Being There (Ashby, 1979) 7/10
Ashes and Diamonds (Wajda, 1958) 7/10
F For Fake (Welles, 1973) 7/10

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 1 August 2018 08:39 (one month ago) Permalink

sex, lies, and videotape (Steven Soderbergh, 1989) 8/10
Lost in Translation (Sofia Coppola, 2003) - 10/10
Quiz Show (Robert Redford, 1994) - 8/10
The Bling Ring (Sofia Coppola, 2013) - 5/10
Le Gai Savoir (Jean-Luc Godard, 1969) - 7/10
Bad Timing (Nicolas Roeg, 1980) - 10/10

flappy bird, Thursday, 2 August 2018 05:55 (one month ago) Permalink

i liked the blank teen consumer nihilism of "the bling ring"

. (Michael B), Thursday, 2 August 2018 09:10 (one month ago) Permalink

The Smallest Show on Earth (1957, Dearden) 8/10
A Guy Named Joe (1943, Fleming) 6/10
*Senso (1954, Visconti) 9/10
Scarred Hearts (2016, Jude) 7/10
*The Power and the Glory (1933, Howard) 8/10
*The Intruder (2004, Denis) 7/10
*Adam’s Rib (1949, Cukor) 10/10
*2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, Kubrick) 10/10
Caught in a Cabaret (1914, Normand) 8/10
*Le Havre (2011, Kaurismaki) 8/10

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 2 August 2018 10:43 (one month ago) Permalink

I've made this request before: can I, or someone else, start a new last-x-movies thread? This one is now almost 6,000 posts long. I know it's nice to have everything in one spot, but I use this thread regularly to check back on what I thought of stuff I saw years ago, and it takes forever and a day for the thread to load (if it does--sometimes I have to log off and try again). The new thread could start with a link to this one at the top.

If you have major objections to this, please speak up.

clemenza, Monday, 6 August 2018 00:25 (one month ago) Permalink

Why not yearly rolling threads, a la the Obituary thread, or the various genre-centric ones on ILM?

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Monday, 6 August 2018 00:41 (one month ago) Permalink

Yearly sounds good. Politics gets one every month, but obviously you don't need that here--those threads generate a few thousand posts monthly. This one's had 6,000 in 15 years, 400 a year (probably more now). That sounds manageable. (I realize this thread is basically my movie cloud. I just don't use Letterboxd.)

clemenza, Monday, 6 August 2018 00:51 (one month ago) Permalink

Last (x) movies you saw (II)

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Monday, 6 August 2018 01:05 (one month ago) Permalink

Do it

flappy bird, Monday, 6 August 2018 01:08 (one month ago) Permalink

Why not leave this one up for a couple of days, see if anybody comes forward with a compelling argument against. (Can't see what it would be, beyond the one-place idea.) If nothing appears, start a new one and ask a moderator to lock this one.

clemenza, Monday, 6 August 2018 01:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I'm all for a new thread -- this thing does take a while to load when I need to refer back.

a shomin-geki poster with some horror elements (WilliamC), Monday, 6 August 2018 01:50 (one month ago) Permalink

Last (x) movies you saw (II)


this needs to be the title

flappy bird, Monday, 6 August 2018 02:03 (one month ago) Permalink

I would be fine with a second thread.

A Lucky Loser (1920)
Felix Finds Out (Messmer, 1924)
*Court House Crooks (Sterling, 1915)
Crazy House (Cummings, 1930)
The Count (Chaplin, 1916)
The Ghost Ship (Robson, 1943)
Sure-Locked Homes (Messmer, 1928)
Sorry to Bother You (Riley, 2018)
Felix Revolts (1923)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Monday, 6 August 2018 02:28 (one month ago) Permalink

Yes, Georgio (Schaffner, 1982): 2/10

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:14 (one month ago) Permalink

I've heard Pavarotti sits on a pie.

Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:30 (one month ago) Permalink

new thread time?

flappy bird, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:35 (one month ago) Permalink

what’s the rationale on making a new thread?

flopson, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:37 (one month ago) Permalink

I've made this request before: can I, or someone else, start a new last-x-movies thread? This one is now almost 6,000 posts long. I know it's nice to have everything in one spot, but I use this thread regularly to check back on what I thought of stuff I saw years ago, and it takes forever and a day for the thread to load (if it does--sometimes I have to log off and try again). The new thread could start with a link to this one at the top.

If you have major objections to this, please speak up.

― clemenza, Sunday, August 5, 2018 8:25 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Why not yearly rolling threads, a la the Obituary thread, or the various genre-centric ones on ILM?

― Police, Academy (cryptosicko), Sunday, August 5, 2018 8:41 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Yearly sounds good. Politics gets one every month, but obviously you don't need that here--those threads generate a few thousand posts monthly. This one's had 6,000 in 15 years, 400 a year (probably more now). That sounds manageable. (I realize this thread is basically my movie cloud. I just don't use Letterboxd.)

― clemenza, Sunday, August 5, 2018 8:51 PM (two days ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

flappy bird, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:38 (one month ago) Permalink

some ppl not encyclopedic enough

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:38 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm into it if only for the awesome title "Last (x) movies you saw (II)"

flappy bird, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:39 (one month ago) Permalink

I've heard Pavarotti sits on a pie.

yuuup

the version on youtube with a lot of the singing removed was a real lifesaver

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 18:39 (one month ago) Permalink

i'm into it if only for the awesome title "Last (x) movies you saw (II)"

― flappy bird, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 2:39 PM (fifty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

Needs more "Electric Boogaloo" Y/N?

Polly of the Pre-Codes (j.lu), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:37 (one month ago) Permalink

i only lurk this thread for movie recs so discount my opinion to zero i just have an aesthetic bias in favour of super old unwieldy threads

flopson, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 19:40 (one month ago) Permalink

Ryuichi Sakamoto: Coda (4/5)- Gorgeous and warm and a real privilege to have a relatively unobtrusive front-row look at Sakamoto living and working.

*Hardware (3.5/5)- much nastier than I remembered; I wish it leaned a little more heavily into the opening/closing psychedelic imagery- that is, the Ominous Whooshing and quick flashes of a black sun in the sky, which is a remarkable image to go with the movie becoming a Soylent Green (in)voluntary human extinction story (and immediately deflating it with Iggy Pop's aggressively jokey narration). Also can't think of another film (or cult film, anyway) that's become so totally identified with a single soundtrack choice.

Picnic at Hanging Rock (5/5)- I somehow had never seen this (made time for The Cars That Ate Paris, though) but my partner, decidedly not a film person, was down for a rare shared movie night after reading (and, I must confess, hating) the novel. She wasn't a fan of the film, either, and fair enough, but I was fucking dazzled- I'll be checking out The Last Wave as soon as I can as well.

Cry-Baby (4/5)- It's hard to enjoy Depp now, but he was cute and dumb and the movie is like the other half of Hairspray I never knew I needed. The audience (at Philly's International House/Lightbox) absolutely lost their shit at multiple points in the film, but this might have been the standout gag in a movie filled with some of Waters' funniest material:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTDhNLLglf8&t=96s

Neighbors (4/5)- the Norman McLaren short. It's a little on the nose but it's equal parts Svankmajer and The Running Jumping & Standing Still Film and those are things I deeply love & treasure

You guys are caterpillar (Telephone thing), Tuesday, 7 August 2018 20:12 (one month ago) Permalink

_i'm into it if only for the awesome title "Last (x) movies you saw (II)"

― flappy bird, Tuesday, August 7, 2018 2:39 PM (fifty-seven minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink_


Needs more "Electric Boogaloo" Y/N?


NO

flappy bird, Tuesday, 7 August 2018 21:12 (one month ago) Permalink

until everyone weighs in

Klown (Mikkel Nørgaard, 2010) - 6/10
Marie Antoinette (Sofia Coppola, 2006) - 8/10
Heaven’s Gate (Michael Cimino, 1980) - 9/10
Inside Llewyn Davis (Joel & Ethan Coen, 2013) - 10/10
Kiss Me, Stupid (Billy Wilder, 1964) - 8/10
Zabriskie Point (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1970) - 10/10
And We Were Young (Andy Smetanka, 2015) - 8/10

flappy bird, Friday, 10 August 2018 04:10 (one month ago) Permalink

Good reminder. Let's start a new one. (And When We Were Young is a good title to end on.) Go ahead--use the thread title you like. (I was thinking of including the date in the title, but save that for the 2019 thread.) Include a link to this thread in the first post.

clemenza, Friday, 10 August 2018 04:14 (one month ago) Permalink

NEW THREAD: 2 Film 2 Furious.

16, 35, DCP, Go! (sic), Friday, 10 August 2018 17:24 (one month ago) Permalink

Thanks! Maybe a moderator can close this one down.

clemenza, Friday, 10 August 2018 17:45 (one month ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

On the Waterfront (Elia Kazan, 1954) - 10/10
A Colt is My Passport (Takashi Nomura, 1967) - 5/10
Do the Right Thing (Spike Lee, 1989) - 10/10
Starship Troopers (Paul Verhoeven, 1997) - 10/10
Auto Focus (Paul Schrader, 2002) - 7/10
Bamboozled (Spike Lee, 2000) - 10/10
Le Amiche (Michelangelo Antonioni, 1955) - 6/10
Monte Carlo (Ernst Lubitsch, 1930) - 7/10

flappy bird, Friday, 31 August 2018 05:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

wwooooops sorry

flappy bird, Friday, 31 August 2018 05:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink


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