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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

it's hard to defend any of the decisions he made in BFG, but i still didn't hate it.

adam the (abanana), Wednesday, 24 January 2018 00:14 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I saw BFG a couple of days ago, and as far as movies go that I can watch with my preschooler, I thought it was not too bad. I would definitely put it up there with Paddington 2, and it was better than Boss Baby, though not as good as Zootopia.

o. nate, Wednesday, 24 January 2018 03:06 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Kagero-Za (Suzuki 1981, 8/10)
Mountains May Depart 8/10 (Jia, 2015)
*The Muppets Christmas Carol (Henson, 1992) 6/10
The Dead (Huston, 1987) 8/10
Christmas Holiday (Siodmak, 1944) 6/10
*Heat (Mann, 1995) 7/10
Yumeji (Suzuki, 1991) 7/10
Wet Woman in the Wind (Shiota, 2016) 3/10
The Red Shoes (Powell & Pressburger) 7/10
Filme socialisme (Godard, 2010) 6/10
Irma Vep (Assayas, 1996) 8/10
Jeanne Dielman, 23, Quai du Commerce, 1080 Bruxelles (Akerman, 1975) 10/10
Antiporno (Sono, 2016) 6/10
Umberto D (De Sica, 1952) 8/10
Fanny & Alexander (Bergman, 1982) 9/10
The Age of Innocence ( Scorsese, 1993) 7/10
Tokyo Godfathers (Kon, 2003) 7/10
Paprika (Kon, 2006) 6/10
Daguerreotypes (Varda, 1976) 7/10
Spotlight on a Murderer 6/10
Scarlet Street (Lang, 1945) 8/10
La Grande Illusion (Renoir, 1937) 8/10
Boudu Saved From Drowning (Renoir, 1932) 7/10
Mur Murs (Varda, 1981) 8/10
Smiles of a Summer Night (Bergman, 1955) 9/10

devvvine, Friday, 26 January 2018 10:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Manifesto is kinda like that 80s movie Aria, except instead of a whole bunch of directors creating music videos for opera arias, it's one director dressing Cate Blanchett up in a bunch of costumes in a bunch of different settings and having her recite art manifestos as monologues. Some are hilarious (Cate as suburban mom reciting an endless manifesto instead of saying grace before her family can eat lunch, Cate as a news anchor and a remote weather reporter having a debate about the nature of conceptual art), others are just kinda boring, but visually it's fantastic and the manifestos are well chosen. It ends with Cate as an elementary school teacher, presenting the Dogme 95 rules to a bunch of kids. All in all, 90 minutes well spent. It's free on Amazon Prime Video.

grawlix (unperson), Friday, 26 January 2018 13:25 (three weeks ago) Permalink

*Gremlins 2 (1990) 9/10
*Gremlins (1984) 7/10
*Babe (1995) 8/10
Split (2016) 6/10
*Idiocracy (2006) 7/10
Land Of The Dead (2007) 7/10
Hounds of Love (2016) 6/10
Detention (2011) 4/10
The Lost City of Z (2016) 8/10
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017) 5/10
Lady Bird (2017) 7/10
Silent Hill (2016) 3/10
Raw (2016) 7/10
A Ghost Story (2017) 6/10
Happy End (2017) 5/10
Bigsby Bear (2017) 4/10

Well bissogled trotters (Michael B), Friday, 26 January 2018 23:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

La Grande Illusion (Renoir, 1937) 8/10

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Van Horn Street, Friday, 26 January 2018 23:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, I'm sayin...

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Friday, 26 January 2018 23:47 (three weeks ago) Permalink

oh forgot to add this one

rocky -- barely a 7/10 (most likely less on a bad day)

infinity (∞), Friday, 26 January 2018 23:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Post (Spielberg, 2017)
A Ghost Story (Lowery, 2017)
Yours Faithfully, Edna Welthorpe (Mrs) (short - Shepherd, 2017)
*Dumbland episodes 1-8 (Lynch, 2002)
Sansho the Bailiff (Mizoguchi, 1954) - baffled as to why the film is named after a villain who barely appears onscreen
The Lure (Smoczynska, 2015)
*Wild at Heart (Lynch, 1990)
Tokyo-ga (Wenders, 1985)
Phantom Thread (Anderson, 2017)
Rififi (Dassin, 1955)
Poetry in Motion (Mann, 1982)

WilliamC, Saturday, 27 January 2018 03:45 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Portrait of Jason (6.5)
All the Money in the World (5.5)
The Final Year (7.0)
Phantom Thread (6.5)
Twin Peaks: The Return (6.5—8.0 for Episode 8)

"Does this character have a name?"
"His Reynolds Woodcock."
"His partner's name is Cyril Woodcock."
"Those are great names!"

clemenza, Saturday, 27 January 2018 04:38 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Phantom Thread (Anderson, 2017)
After the Storm (Kore-eda, 2017) 6/10
Félicité (Gomis, 2017) 7/10
Battle of the Sexes (Dayton and Faris, 2017) 5/10
The Man Without a Past (Kaurismaki, 2002) 7/10
* Mikey and Nicky (May, 1976) 7/10
L'enfance Nue (Pialat, 1968) 8/10
* The Life of Oharu (Mizoguchi, 1952) 10/10
Wagon Master (Ford, 1950)
Watch on the Rhine (Shumlin, 1943) 4/10
After the Thin Man (Van Dyke, 1936) 4/10

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Saturday, 27 January 2018 13:39 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Ford always getting an incomplete from you, prof?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 27 January 2018 16:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I saw All the Money in the World today and I was taken aback by how much screen time Christopher Plummer has. The report I remember reading when Spacey was nixed and Plummer was brought in for reshoots saying that it would be relatively easy since the character was only on screen for "18 minutes." Holy shit, no. Plummer is in a solid 60-90 minutes of this 132 minute movie. Totally earned that Golden Globe nomination, which I thought was purely symbolic until today. Not a great movie but OK, and Plummer is so much better than I imagine Spacey was.

flappy bird, Sunday, 28 January 2018 02:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Oh yeah! Wagon Master's a 7.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 28 January 2018 13:01 (three weeks ago) Permalink

(xpost) He was in it a lot, wasn't he? Thought it was pretty ordinary for the most part. I do finally understand the Aerosmith line from "Last Child."

clemenza, Sunday, 28 January 2018 13:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

January, in theaters:

Antiporno - 8/10
The Shape of Water - 10/10
Call Me By Your Name - 8/10
Molly’s Game - 3/10
The Post - 2/10
Paddington 2 - 10/10
Wendy and Lucy* (2008) - 10/10
Phantom Thread - 9/10
I, Tonya - 7/10
All the Money in the World - 4/10
Please Stand By - 5/10

flappy bird, Sunday, 28 January 2018 22:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Shape of Water - 10/10
The Post - 2/10

Mmmm, kay.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Post, unlike Spotlight, was so unfocused: it wanted to be newspaper hagiography, whistleblower homage, and a women's rights movie. Star power is distracting here, it's just a bunch of hot air and rote period piece / historical drama filler. Spotlight was great because it had a laser-like focus and superb pacing.

The Shape of Water really surprised me. I wasn't planning on seeing it, the trailer was unappealing to me & I'm not a big GDT fan, but a friend asked me if I wanted to see a matinee a few hours beforehand, and my cousin had just implored me to see it asap, so I went. Such a great movie that succeeds in being multiple things at once: Cold War potboiler, fantasy story, tearjerker, and a real crowd pleaser. So well paced, a high wire balancing act that was just stunning to watch. It really moved me and the rest of the audience: on a rainy Friday afternoon, a half-full theater of people applauded with enthusiasm and reverence at the end. That is such a magical thing, a religious experience- I know so many people that hate it when crowds applaud in movie theaters. Why??? It's amazing because it makes NO sense! When something can move you that much that you're literally applauding to no one but yourself/yourselves... that's God.

flappy bird, Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:53 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Worldly Goods (Rosen, 1930)
The Sphinx (Rosen, 1933)
Max Takes a Bath (Nonguet, 1910)
A Lesson in Love (Robinson, 1931)
Max and the Lady Doctor (Linder, 1909)
The Pharmacist (Ripley, 1933)
*The Grand Dame (Hurley, 1931)
Monte Carlo (Lubitsch, 1930)
Intolerance: Love’s Struggle Throughout the Ages (Griffith, 1916)
The Mail Pilot (Hand, 1933)
Stranger Than Paradise (Jarmusch, 1984)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Sunday, 28 January 2018 23:59 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Sami Blood is visually fantastic, and a strong meditation on identity, family, and more. Highly recommended.

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 29 January 2018 01:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Hail the Conquering Hero (1944) 4/5
Logan (2017) 4/5
Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016) 4/5
Phantom Thread (2017) 4.5/5
The Meyerowitz Stories (2017) 3.5/5
Neshoba (2008) 3/5
David Bowie: The Last Five Years (2017) 2.5/5
The Thief of Bagdad (1940) 3.5/5
49th Parallel (1941) 3.5/5

The Above (2015) 3.5/5
Saute ma ville (1968) 3.5.5

Chris L, Monday, 29 January 2018 01:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Many xps manifesto is good fun yeah, much more visually inventive than I thought it'd be. Blanchett was mostly great, only the one where she's a punk at a squat party or whatever was really embarrassing, & maybe a couple of others felt a bit too improv workshoppy

I've been watching a bunch of horror films with my free month of Shudder, I'm off work with a shitty head cold so not always paying strictest attention. Had forgotten the doctor in re-animator is called HANS GRUBER

halloween ii - hadn't seen this before. Are all classic horror part iis just "the first one but with a shitload more knockabout comedy"? The opening scene with the neighbour watching night of the living dead & the raspberry jam made me even more convinced that we never needed scream
halloween iii: andrew packard's toy factory? - I'd built up this idea in my head for years that this would be really good, knowing only that it was the one without Michael Myers that was about an evil toymaker, that people didn't go for it and they went back to slashers after. It's mostly really boring tho. lolwtf at all the 20something nymphos going wild for Tom Atkins. I liked the latex masks turning to bugs and the ending

very stabbable gaius (wins), Monday, 29 January 2018 19:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Bergman @ BFI:

Private Confessions (Liv Ullmann, 1996) - this is from a script by Bergman.
The Passion of Anna (1968)

xyzzzz__, Monday, 29 January 2018 20:16 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Johnson, 2017) 7/10
Call Me by Your Name (Guadagnino, 2017) 6/10
The Honeymoon Killers (Kastle, 1970) 6/10
King Cobra (Kelly, 2016) 4/10
Certain Women (Reichardt, 2016) 8/10
It (Muscheietti, 2017) 7/10

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Thursday, 1 February 2018 00:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

January at home:

Something Wild - 8/10
In a Lonely Place - 7/10
Babo 73 - 7/10
Ace in the Hole - 6/10
Black Narcissus - 5/10
12 Angry Men - 10/10
The Night of the Hunter - 9/10
Au Hasard Balthazar - 9/10
Old Joy - 5/10
Written on the Wind - 6/10
Boogie Nights - 10/10
Mildred Pierce - 9/10
Naked - 10/10
It Happened One Night - 10/10
Y Tu Mamá También - 7/10
Foreign Correspondent - 7/10
The Umbrellas of Cherbourg - x/10 (i just couldn't watch them sing the whole time, but it was nice to listen to so i kept it on & read a book)
All About Eve - 8/10
My Dinner with Andre - 9/10
The Palm Beach Story - 7/10
The Piano Teacher - 9/10
The Earrings of Madame de… - 5/10

flappy bird, Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

It's a pretty good month in which Madame de and Black Narcissus are the worst films you see.

jmm, Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:10 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Since the director's poll, I've been binging on Renoir and Vigo.

Renoir: Whirlpool of Fate, Nana, Charleston Parade, The Little Matchstick Girl, La Marseillaise, Boudu Saved From Drowning, A Day in the Country, The Lower Depths, La Bête Humaine, Elena and Her Men

jmm, Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

flappy bird in essence otm about The Post.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 1 February 2018 03:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Signalman (Clark, 1976) 7/10
Mr Majestyk (Fleischer, 1974) 7/10
Green for Danger (Gilliat, 1946) 6/10
Good Time (Safdie bros, 2017) 7/10
A Brighter Summer Day (Yang, 1991) 9/10
Accident (Losey, 1967) 7/10
Fun With Dick and Jane (Kotcheff, 1977) 4/10
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (McDonagh, 2017) 5/10
Lover for a Day (Garrel, 2017) 6/10
Three Outlaw Samurai (Gosha, 1964) 8/10
Torn Curtain (Hitchcock, 1966) 7/10
Outer Space (Tscherkassky, 1999) 10/10
Ran (Kurosawa, 1985) 8/10
Magic Mike (Soderbergh, 2012) 6/10

Agharta Christie (Ward Fowler), Thursday, 1 February 2018 09:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

flappy bird in essence otm about The Post

I can accept that if we agree to also accept that The Shape of Water is closer to 0/10

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 February 2018 14:01 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Audiences that would applaud at either that or Amelie are fit for the snake pit.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 February 2018 14:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Lovers (1958, Malle) 9/10
Outrage (1950, Lupino) 7/10
Lover for a Day (2017, Garrel) 6/10
Take This Hammer (1964, Moore) 7/10
Baldwin’s N*gg*r (1968, Ove) 8/10
*Flirting with Disaster (1996, Russell) 8/10
Underground U.S.A. (1980, Mitchell) 4/10
*The Holy Girl (2004, Martel) 8/10
20th Century Women (2016, Mills) 7/10
Baby Driver (2017, Wright) 5/10
Puzzle of a Downfall Child (1970, Schatzberg) 7/10
*A Quiet Passion (2016, Davies) 8/10

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 1 February 2018 15:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Baby Driver (2017, Wright) 5/10

About right.

Tarr Yang Preminger Argento Carpenter (Eric H.), Thursday, 1 February 2018 16:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Little Pest (Belasco & Darling, 1927)
The Golf Specialist (Brice, 1930)
City Girl (Murnau, 1930)
4 Devils (the stills/sketches/script reconstruction in the Murnau, Borzage & Fox box) (Murnau, 1928)
*Sunrise (Murnau, 1927)
Lazybones (Borzage, 1925)
Beginning of the Serpentine Dance (de Chomon, 1908)
*Lucky Star (Borzage, 1929)
The Crime of Monsieur Lange (Renoir, 1936)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 5 February 2018 00:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

LOving Vincent.
Live action drama based on a postman's son trying to deliver a letter to Vincent Van gogh's brother a year after he died.
Twist here is that they took that live action film and painted over each frame in a van Gogh style.
Quite lovely.

Stevolende, Monday, 5 February 2018 00:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Three Billboards etc. (Martin McDonagh, 2017) 6/10
Call Me By Your Name (Luca Guadagnino, 2017) 7
Hercules (Clements and Musker, 1997) 4
The Black Cauldron (Berman and Rich, 1985) 6
Make Mine Music (various, 1946) 4
Darkest Hour (2017) 3
Amelie Fucks Alf (del Toro, 2017) 5
The Cloverfield Paradox (2018) 3
Seven Psychopaths (Martin McDonagh, 2012) 4

managed to see 8/9 BP Oscar noms this year. Nobody wants me to see Phantom Thread apparently -- never came locally, not on the usual places yet. Also I finished seeing all the disney studios non-package animated features.

adam the (abanana), Tuesday, 6 February 2018 06:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Total Recall (Verhoeven, 1990)
To Be or Not To Be (Lubitsch, 1942)
The Conformist (Bertolucci, 1970)
La Ciénaga (Martel, 2001)
Manhatta (short - Sheeler/Strand, 1921)
*Kill Bill, vols 1 & 2 (Tarantino, 2003/2004)
The Shape of Water (Del Toro, 2017)
Tabu (Murnau, 1931)
The 36th Chamber of Shaolin (Liu, 1978)
Syndromes and a Century (Weerasethakul, 2006)

WilliamC, Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:23 (one week ago) Permalink

The Life and Death of Colonel Blimp
MI: Rogue Nation

omar little, Sunday, 11 February 2018 02:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Fado, Major and Minor (1995, Ruiz) 6/10
The Blind Owl (1987, Ruiz) 4/10
It Rains on Our Love (1946, Bergman) 5/10
*Dawson City: Frozen Time (2016, Morrison) 8/10
King and Country (1964, Losey) 8/10
*The Flying Deuces (1939, Sutherland) 7/10
*Out of the Past (1947, Tourneur) 10/10
*Get Carter (1971, Hodges) 8/10
1 P.M. (1972, Pennebaker, Leacock, Godard) 6/10
*Memories of Underdevelopment (1968, Gutierrez Alea) 9/10
Driftwood (1947, Dwan) 7/10

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 February 2018 14:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Baby Driver (2017, Wright) 5/10

Ansel Elgort (2017) 9/10

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Melvil Poupaud, age 45 with a bald spot Q&A last night, 9/10

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:04 (one week ago) Permalink

He's not shirtless in enough movies.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:10 (one week ago) Permalink

Morbs didn't say *where* the bald spot was tbf

Hi diddley dee, hen fapper's life for me (Neanderthal), Sunday, 11 February 2018 15:40 (one week ago) Permalink

The Fraidy Cat (Parrott, 1924)
Jonah Jones (Hibbard, 1924)
Baby Take a Bow (Lachman, 1934)
Sold at Auction (Chase, 1923)
Max à Monaco (Linder, 1915)
Max Sets the Fashion (Linder et Leprince)
*Street Angel (Borzage, 1928)
Cockatoos for Two (Wickersham, 1947)
Anticipation of the Night (Brakhage, 1958)
Window Water Baby Moving (Brakhage, 1959)
The Dead (Brakhage, 1960)
Mothlight (Brakhage, 1963)
Dog Star Man (Brakhage, 1964)
One Wet Night (Watson, 1924)
Cook, Papa, Cook (MacDonald, 1928)
Scenes From Under Childhood, Sections One through Four (Brakhage, 1967-1970)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 12 February 2018 01:14 (one week ago) Permalink

Blade runner 2049
nicely done.

Stevolende, Monday, 12 February 2018 10:18 (one week ago) Permalink

Orion’s Belt (Solum)
Out of Nature (Giæver)
From the Balcony (Giæver)
In Order of Disappearance (Moland)*
1001 Grams (Hamer)
Oslo, August 31st (Trier)*
Avengers (Whedon)*
Predestination (Spierig & Spierig)
Immortals (Singh)
The Matrix (Wachowski & Wachowski)*
The Matrix: Reloaded (Wachowski & Wachowski)*
The Matrix: Revolutions (Wachowski & Wachowski)
Cloud Atlas (Wachowski, Wachowski & Tykwer)
Basic Instinct (Verhoeven)*
Election (Payne)
Wonder (Chbosky)
Wonderstruck (Haynes)
The Gold Rush (Chaplin)*
Pickup on South Street (Fuller)
White Dog (Fuller)
Major Dundee (Peckinpah)
The Getaway (Peckinpah)
Convoy (Peckinpah)
Angel Heart (Parker)
Evita (Parker)
Rio Lobo (Hawks)
Pale Rider (Eastwood)
Easy Rider (Hopper)
Monday (Sabu)
Miss Zombie (Sabu)
Cure (Kurosawa)
Pulse (Kurosawa)*
Mala Noche (van Sant)
Last Days (van Sant)
Mr Governor (Månsson)
Avalon (Petersén)
A Dragon Arrives! (Haghighi)
Don’t Get Me Wrong (Pintilie)
Gueros (Ruizpalacios)
In the Name of… (Szumowska)
Under Electric Clouds (German)
Wolfsburg (Petzold)
Gespenster (Petzold)
Teenage Angst (Stuber)
Kumiko the Treasure Hunter (Zellner)
Austerlitz (Loznitsa)
Exotica, Erotica, Etc (Kranioti)
Gandu (Q)

Frederik B, Thursday, 15 February 2018 21:02 (five days ago) Permalink

They Had to See Paris (Borzage, 1929)
A Tantalising Young Lady (de Morlhon, 1909)
Free and Easy (Mack, 1931)
Liliom (Borzage, 1930)
Song O' My Heart (Borzage, 1930)
Why Wild Men Go Wild (Beaudine, 1920)
All Teed Up (Kennedy, 1930)
Santa Claus Conquers the Martians (Webster, 1964)
The Informer (silent version) (Robison, 1929)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 19 February 2018 00:29 (yesterday) Permalink

Obv numbered ratings are problematic but I don't see the point of this thread without them

i know kore-eda (or something), Monday, 19 February 2018 08:01 (yesterday) Permalink

Time Regained (restoration)* (9/10)
Phantom Thread (8/10)
Thor:Ragnarok (6/10)
Blade Of the Immortal (6/10)
Django (Reinhardt biopic) (5/10)
Barbara (6/10)
Une Femme est Une Femme * (9/10)
Eric Clapton docu (7/10)
Chavela (8/10)
Journal d'une Femme de Chambre (2015 Lea Seydoux Version) (6/10)
Murder On The Orient Express (2017) (5/10)
The Ballad Of Lefty Brown (2/10) - There's a dim glimmer of a potentially well-made film here but, Jesus, it's hot garbage

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 19 February 2018 15:35 (yesterday) Permalink

*Young Mr. Lincoln (1939, Ford) 9/10
The Prisoner of Shark Island (1936, Ford) 7/10
On Top of the Whale (1982, Ruiz) 5/10
Jitterbugs (1943, St. Clair) 6/10
Life Is a Dream (1987, Ruiz) 6/10
The Insomniac on the Bridge (1985, Ruiz)6/10
Mammame (1986, Ruiz) 7/10
Ingrid Goes West (2017, Spicer) 6/10
*A Thousand Clowns (1965, Coe) 7/10
Cinerama Adventure (2002, Strohmaier) 7/10
How the West Was Won (1962, Hathaway, Marshall, Ford) 6/10

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 20 February 2018 00:31 (nine hours ago) Permalink

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