All Purpose NYC ILX Film Snob Thread

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I see there is a week left on the MOMA Spain (Un)Censored series and Film Forum is stepping up to the plate with a Pietro Germi festival starting this weekend. Still some good things in the Spanish series, like The Executioner tomorrow, but don't know if I'll make any of it. Definitely will try to see at least In nome della legge at the FF.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 1 November 2007 00:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Sometimes I regret living here; too much, too much...

Youngest MoMA audience I've ever seen last night for Night of the Living Dead, maybe 35-40. And the 8pm screening looked younger still.

I'm pretty sure I've never seen Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors (BAM for the next week).

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

But you probably DID see the Madonna video that ripped it off.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If it was after '86, don't bet on it.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 1 November 2007 13:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

7pm Germi tnite? (i won't be online, off today)

Dr Morbius, Monday, 5 November 2007 17:43 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Like to, but no can do.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Monday, 5 November 2007 18:00 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I have tickets for the MOMI Todd Haynes thing that night, but David Gatten is programming an evening of films about water (including JJ Murphy's Sky Blue Water Light Sign) at the WORK Gallery in Red Hook on November 10th.

C0L1N B..., Monday, 5 November 2007 19:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

i'm not seeing any movies until after the GREs

impudent harlot, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:09 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Paradjanov! I've seen that, it was about 10 years ago though.. gorgeous. The Madonna video that ripped off scenes was Bedtime Story.. I remember talking to some Armenian girls when on study abroad & mentioning this.. they were absolutely mortified..

daria-g, Monday, 5 November 2007 20:32 (eleven years ago) Permalink

So you gave up on ILF too, huh?

Eric H., Monday, 5 November 2007 20:59 (eleven years ago) Permalink

who, me? (I'm thinking this is gonna be mostly for local screenings) I didn't promise to start posting on ILF more, like SOME PEOPLE.

Tonight Paradjanov (esp if I decide not to vote), maybe tom'w Terror's Advocate, Thurs another Germi? all tentative.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:16 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think he was talking about me. Actually I officially gave up around here. but I've started some threads over there since then, like my Germi thread, and these two:
TS Carl Dreyer vs. Victor Erice
I Don't Think He'd Have Given It To Me If I Had Hair Like EXCELSIOR Or Little Legs Like An Alligator

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 14:26 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Can anybody figure out where the hell the link is to get tix for the FF's Evening with Norman Lloyd on Nov 26?

http://www.filmforum.org/films/norman.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:12 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I think you can only buy 7 days in advance.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

(unless it's I'm Not There)

even with Norman Lloyd cultists champing at the bit?

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:42 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Maybe you can pull some strings with Bruc3 G0ldstein?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 16:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Actually I officially gave up around here.

B-b-but that was the only thread there that had any life in it. Well, that and the rockism one.

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:35 (eleven years ago) Permalink

The ILF excelsior thread, however, is classsic as is.

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:36 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Indeed.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

B-b-but that was the only thread there that had any life in it. Well, that and the rockism one.
I can't find the thread where I stopped posting in parentheses and Morbius accused me of some Weekend At Bernie's behavior.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Tuesday, 6 November 2007 17:40 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Memories.

Eric H., Tuesday, 6 November 2007 18:01 (eleven years ago) Permalink

'S'all I got, and the few that remain are fading fast.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 8 November 2007 02:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I got ticket to 9:30 Germi tomorrow, Thursday, which I intend to use, barring the not unlikely work, home or health emergency.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 8 November 2007 03:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

ah, 5:30 for me.

Anyone seen any Marc Recha?

http://www.bam.org/film/series.aspx?id=161

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 8 November 2007 16:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'll take that as a no.

More Brakhage at Antholgy Sunday (Pittsburgh Trilogy)

Dr Morbius, Friday, 9 November 2007 21:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

There's a big Max Ophuls retro coming to BAM at month's end; don't see anything on their site, but here:

http://tinyurl.com/2zymrj

Dr Morbius, Monday, 12 November 2007 15:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

A friend of mine is trying to get me to go see Raiders of the Lost Ark: The Adaptation at The Anthology tomorrow or over the weekend. Looks like an interesting curiosity, but I dunno.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 12:21 (eleven years ago) Permalink

UGH @ ophuls competing w/ sembene!!

the brief clip i watched of the adaptation looked awesome. i suggest you get on line REEEEEAL early if you end up seeing it, tho

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 13:49 (eleven years ago) Permalink

in my GRE-prompted cinema ban i didn't realize i missed ALL of the germis (except for divorce, italian style which i've already seen)

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 13:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I am suspicious of Raiders Adaptation. For one, I haven't watched ROTLA 20x like everyone else has, apparently.

Also, Sembene v Ophuls v Pasolini.

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/pasolini/program.html

I would focus on the otherwise unavailable OS & MO.

Jiri Menzel is at BAM tonight w/ his latest, but I know nothing about it.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 14:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I'm suspicious too, but I may have to go out of a social obligation.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:29 (eleven years ago) Permalink

the ophuls stuff is up on the website now, btw

impudent harlot, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 15:33 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Why is Summer With Monika in the Times today? New print?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 16:19 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes. haven't seen it in eons.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 16:22 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Anyone seen/seeing the Albert Ayler doc at AFA?

C0L1N B..., Wednesday, 14 November 2007 19:31 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I was sposta review it. They sent me a European DVD.

Dr Morbius, Wednesday, 14 November 2007 20:18 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If anyone has MIX tips, speak:

http://www.mixnyc.org/index.html

Maybe I'd go to the 11pm Friday shorts, if I'm up.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 14:30 (eleven years ago) Permalink

after today, Divorce—Italian Style is only playing 9:20 pm at FF.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 17:14 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Get your Norman Lloyd tickets yet?

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

no, but I see they're available.

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 15 November 2007 22:34 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Yes, that's what I was trying to tell you.

James Redd and the Blecchs, Thursday, 15 November 2007 23:03 (eleven years ago) Permalink

o i c

Divorce was cute. Why anyone thinks it's GREAT, I'm not sure.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 16 November 2007 14:11 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Saw it years ago, didn't make much of an impression. Wasn't he Oscar nominated?

Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Friday, 16 November 2007 14:20 (eleven years ago) Permalink

yes, it got several; Germi too?

I hv my N Lloyd ticket.

Dr Morbius, Friday, 23 November 2007 19:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Hoberman on Sembene (and Ophuls, briefly):

http://www.villagevoice.com/film/0748,hoberman,78462,20.html

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 27 November 2007 21:58 (eleven years ago) Permalink

If I go to see Salo, should I bring someone to hold my hand?

http://www.filmlinc.com/wrt/onsale/pasolini/program.html

Dr Morbius, Thursday, 29 November 2007 16:46 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I would recommend any NY snob to see Letter from an Unknown Woman on its last night @BAM tonight; it fulfilled all of my expecs.

Dr Morbius, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I would recommend any NY snob EVERYONE ON THE PLANET to see Letter from an Unknown Woman

fixed

impudent harlot, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:51 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Salò makes an even more problematic date movie than Jeanne Dielman!

Casuistry, Tuesday, 4 December 2007 15:54 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ophuls and Sembene have taken over my December.

Dr Morbius, Monday, 10 December 2007 16:48 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Ten days of Silent Comedy International at MoMA ... many shorts that have barely been seen in a century.

https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5021?locale=en

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 16:47 (four months ago) Permalink

The Quad is too loud, says a kvetch who lives upstairs. Eviction in the works?

http://www.brooklynvegan.com/nycs-quad-cinema-may-be-evicted-due-to-noise-complaints/

Josefa, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 19:14 (four months ago) Permalink

In response, the indie theater stopped using its subwoofers and turned down the default volume of its flicks to a “Level 4” out of 10

this may explain why viewings there are often mildly derailed by the honking chatter of people ascending the staircase to the apartments above

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Wednesday, 21 November 2018 19:20 (four months ago) Permalink

Ugo Tognazzi retro underway at MoMA

https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5023?locale=en

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 6 December 2018 22:42 (three months ago) Permalink

Is Barbarella in there?

What is Blecchism ? (James Redd and the Blecchs), Thursday, 6 December 2018 23:03 (three months ago) Permalink

3 weeks of Jacques Tourneur begins Friday at FilmLinc... I think they've got just about everything, including shorts.

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/12/jacques-tourneur-fearmaker-film-society-of-lincoln-center-trailer-1202027048/

https://www.filmlinc.org/series/jacques-tourneur-fearmaker/#films

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 11 December 2018 17:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Rated X at the Quad (I've seen nearly 20 of these)

https://quadcinema.com/program/rated-x/

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 17 December 2018 15:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Pervert.

I Never Promised You A Hose Harden (Eric H.), Monday, 17 December 2018 15:39 (three months ago) Permalink

Keir Dullea followed 2001 by starring in the awful De Sade. In imdb rating terms that's going from an 8.3 to a 3.4

I think I've seen 22 of those Rated X's

Josefa, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 15:20 (three months ago) Permalink

Of course most of those X films don't deserve the rating

Josefa, Tuesday, 18 December 2018 15:24 (three months ago) Permalink

yes. many of them = not hot

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 15:26 (three months ago) Permalink

Is The Servant on there?

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 15:27 (three months ago) Permalink

The Servant predates the MPAA by at least 5 years. Are you thinking of a different Dirk Bogarde vehicle?

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 15:30 (three months ago) Permalink

It was X-certificate, sorry, different thing

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 18 December 2018 16:06 (three months ago) Permalink

Tourneur tomorrow?

Spirit of the Voice of the Beehive (James Redd and the Blecchs), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 03:42 (two months ago) Permalink

7pm for sure for Experiment Perilous.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 07:53 (two months ago) Permalink

might stay for Night of the Demon, but I've seen the earlier two already this time

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 1 January 2019 07:57 (two months ago) Permalink

MoMA's To Save and Project starts Friday

https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5036?locale=en

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 3 January 2019 04:54 (two months ago) Permalink

really stoked for that one, have had a bunch of it scribbled in my calendar since it first got announced. gonna fill in some gaps!

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Friday, 18 January 2019 13:17 (two months ago) Permalink

Hou and Selznick ongoing at Metrograph

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 January 2019 21:15 (one month ago) Permalink

i was startled and momentarily tempted seeing Gone With The Wind pop up in screenslate over the weekend. four hours.... might have to save that one for retirement or something.

|Restore| |Restart| |Quit| (Doctor Casino), Monday, 28 January 2019 21:53 (one month ago) Permalink

well worth seeing projected once, if the print is good.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Monday, 28 January 2019 21:56 (one month ago) Permalink

Somebody tell me if Arcadia is any good!

Frederik B, Wednesday, 20 February 2019 15:55 (one month ago) Permalink

slow days in filmland so far but i'm looking forward to seeing Birds of Passion at Film Forum tomorrow. Embrace of the Serpent was a fave and though the plot of this one looks tired (do not care about drug cartel movies), I'll try anything they do after that.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 20 February 2019 16:34 (one month ago) Permalink

https://www.indiewire.com/2018/04/black-mother-review-khalik-allah-field-niggas-1201949049/

started watching the first film by khalik allah; it's heavy heavy stuff... slow mo explorations of black faces and black bodies with too real conversation in background; all filmed in harlem. looks like avedon studies. give it a peek:
https://vimeo.com/312790511

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

btw, Birds of Passion is spectacular; see it if you can.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I loved Embrace of the Serpent, looking forward to Birds of Passage

Dan S, Tuesday, 26 February 2019 04:22 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Couldn't be more different than Serpent in terms of approach and storytelling, but both are heavy on magical realism and both give deep credence and agency to the indigenous people that are at their stories' centers. Passage is a Shakespearean epic with spectacular music, stunning acting, masterful cinematography and probably seven to ten gasp-inducing visual moments; definitely going to be one of the best films I see this year.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 11:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

anybody got the stomach/chutzpah to take one for the team and report back?

[CONTENT WARNING: These films contain scenes of explicit sexual contact, mutilation, rear female nudity, violence, frontal male nudity, dark humor, disembowelment, castration, nihilism, decapitation, suicide, Nazi imagery, deviant sex, depictions of murder, frontal female nudity, ejaculation, mental illness, rear male nudity, criminal mischief, on-screen urination, sexual perversion, blood, and adult language.]

http://www.spectacletheater.com/corpse-fucking-art-2/

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 14:12 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Rendezvous with French Cinema begins Friday

https://www.filmlinc.org/festivals/rendez-vous-with-french-cinema/#films

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

^Thursday, in fact

For most of March at MoMA,

William Fox Presents: More Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Fox Film Corporation

https://www.moma.org/calendar/film/5049?locale=en

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Tuesday, 26 February 2019 15:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

William Fox Presents: More Restorations and Rediscoveries from the Fox Film Corporation

If they are dipping into the Borzage and Ford boxes, "Rediscoveries" is a bit strong. But the other titles tempt me.

Anne Hedonia (j.lu), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 14:49 (three weeks ago) Permalink

yeah, I have the Ford box, but they're showing some in 35mm, and there are some 4K restos.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 15:15 (three weeks ago) Permalink

I had heretofore missed this Criterion Top 10 by NYC film snob Georgia Hubley, who includes some excellent commentary on theaters past and present ("MOMA, popular dinner spot of many of NYC’s finest moviegoers"):

https://www.criterion.com/current/top-10-lists/132-georgia-hubley-s-top-10

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 21:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Just confirmed or relooked up that she is related to, the daughter of those other Hubleys.

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:23 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Oh wait, it's at the top of that link. D'oh!

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:27 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Yes, as a child she's even on the soundtrack of a couple cartoons.

a Mets fan who gave up on everything in the mid '80s (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Okay, just read that properly. Really well-written and chosen.

Only a Factory URL (James Redd and the Blecchs), Wednesday, 27 February 2019 22:50 (three weeks ago) Permalink


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