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Non-english speaking people has been doing this for decades.

Frederik B, Monday, 7 March 2016 00:54 (four years ago) link

'Oh look at this stupid director, he isn't even a native English speaker, and he still thinks he can make a global film! lol, what a weirdo.'

Frederik B, Monday, 7 March 2016 00:55 (four years ago) link

'Meanwhile, isn't Eddie Redmayne amazing as a Dane, let's give him all the oscars!'

Frederik B, Monday, 7 March 2016 00:55 (four years ago) link

i think there was more to dlh's claim than that tbh

carly rae jetson (thomp), Monday, 7 March 2016 01:19 (four years ago) link

Anything with "today's comedy superstars" US version - people I generally find unfunny (Louis CK, Tina Fey, The Amy's Schumer and Poehler) ---everything I've seen them in up to now a resounding dud so no thanks.
Anything by Lanthimos
"Anomalisa" was a real chore.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 7 March 2016 01:48 (four years ago) link

Also - no more Baumbach. Or Ben Stiller ( he just seems fed up in everything).

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 7 March 2016 01:49 (four years ago) link

obv non-native english speakers direct movies in english all the time. feel like writing movies in english is at least rarer but of course there is nothing silly about that either. it can just be noticeable is all, and when your leads have voices as distinct and culturally situated as michael caine and harvey keitel it's more noticeable. you sometimes see a milder version of this quality when yanks/brits write for brits/yanks.

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Monday, 7 March 2016 09:35 (four years ago) link

or when woody allen writes for anyone.

denies the existence of dark matter (difficult listening hour), Monday, 7 March 2016 09:52 (four years ago) link

Youth was so wack

anglos with derpy phasis (wins), Monday, 7 March 2016 12:19 (four years ago) link

Youth and A Bigger Splash are both showing at the local arthouse but they both sound so boooring. Youth in particular and not even a Maradona cameo can make it appealing.

Anomalisa is great and everyone should watch it btw

i;m thinking about thos Beans (Michael B), Monday, 7 March 2016 15:12 (four years ago) link

It isn't the 'real' Maradona in Youth, fwiw

Chicamaw (Ward Fowler), Monday, 7 March 2016 15:37 (four years ago) link

Kinda looking forward to nu-Malick. Partly because I haven't caught anything he has put out at the cinema so I didn't get annoyed. Plus the new one has good post-cinema conversation potential.

Oliver Stone's Snowden thing

What's the point of that?!

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 10:12 (four years ago) link

story ticks so many Stone boxes he probably feels obliged to run thru the motions

Szechuan TV (Noodle Vague), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 10:45 (four years ago) link

As long as he can shoehorn in the Cuban gay mafia its ok I guess.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 16:42 (four years ago) link

Gonna pay p close attention to my studious avoidance of Christopher Nolan's ouevre from now on, I think I might not watch interstellar this week

Ecomigrant gnomics (darraghmac), Tuesday, 8 March 2016 16:46 (four years ago) link

Tom Hiddleston double; High-Rise/I Saw The Light

calzino, Tuesday, 8 March 2016 19:44 (four years ago) link

High Rise (Ben Wheatley, 2015) - say no to adaptations of unfilmable books. Can see why greats like Nic Roeg left this alone for a guy who I see has directed television to pick up.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 18 March 2016 11:08 (four years ago) link

I see nic roeg has directed television

anglos with derpy phasis (wins), Friday, 18 March 2016 11:11 (four years ago) link

A lot of it in the mid-90s. Britpop was a tough time for everybody.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 18 March 2016 11:19 (four years ago) link

I don't see how High Rise is unfilmable tbh

i;m thinking about thos Beans (Michael B), Friday, 18 March 2016 16:46 (four years ago) link

a guy who I see has directed television

lol at being bothered to research Wheatley enough to know this, but not bothered enough to consider his actual film work.

But hey, it's the negative thread so carry on as you are. Sadly I can't think of any more current things to hate on, I'm sure I will be back soon though.

emil.y, Friday, 18 March 2016 17:37 (four years ago) link

Wasn't doing "research", just looked at a couple of wiki pages.

While everyone else wasted their time on British cinema I watched Manoel De Oliveira's last film. A real, proper film.

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 19 March 2016 09:26 (four years ago) link

One single screening #RIPCinema

xyzzzz__, Saturday, 19 March 2016 09:29 (four years ago) link

:D

Laertiades (imago), Saturday, 19 March 2016 09:50 (four years ago) link

Wheatley's "A Field In England" is freaky brilliance. Am looking forward to watching "High Rise".

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 19 March 2016 10:34 (four years ago) link

^that's not the spirit! ;)

Laertiades (imago), Saturday, 19 March 2016 11:45 (four years ago) link

Ok! Here's one: Am avoiding the ugly Batman/Superman bs by that auteur-for-bros Zach Snyder

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 19 March 2016 12:41 (four years ago) link

That French film that isn't about Florence Foster Jenkins

Rainer Weirder Faßbooker (wins), Saturday, 19 March 2016 14:11 (four years ago) link

Do you mean 'Frears'?

Frederik B, Saturday, 19 March 2016 14:23 (four years ago) link

Haha omg just realised that there's an actual ffj biopic coming out as well! Not seeing that either tbh

Rainer Weirder Faßbooker (wins), Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:14 (four years ago) link

He, yeah, and it's directed by someone whose name could have been an auto-correct from French. I still don't really get what film you're talking about, though?

Frederik B, Wednesday, 23 March 2016 21:36 (four years ago) link

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marguerite_(film)

Wiki tells me it's from last year but it just came out hers.

Do we have a thread listing examples of the turner and hooch/k9 phenomenon? Feel like every message board must have one. And it is a bank holiday.

Rainer Weirder Faßbooker (wins), Thursday, 24 March 2016 15:25 (four years ago) link

I think we did have a thread for something of the sort, but can't for the life of me think what it would have been called.

emil.y, Thursday, 24 March 2016 16:31 (four years ago) link

Clooney stock advice kidnap on air capitalism thriller oh just fuck off

Ecomigrant gnomics (darraghmac), Thursday, 24 March 2016 22:11 (four years ago) link

lol I don't even know what that refers to but what the hell I'll throw my weight behind this campaign

Rainer Weirder Faßbooker (wins), Friday, 25 March 2016 01:38 (four years ago) link

I think we did have a thread for something of the sort, but can't for the life of me think what it would have been called.

― emil.y, Thursday, March 24, 2016 4:31 PM (Yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

this otoh is not good enough, it is good friday and I have nowhere to observe that one time there were two magician movies

Rainer Weirder Faßbooker (wins), Friday, 25 March 2016 01:40 (four years ago) link

Start a new one anyway! If someone else remembers they can link it up, but it's probably from 2003 or something.

emil.y, Friday, 25 March 2016 01:42 (four years ago) link

And actually I think I might just be thinking about 'animal versions of buddy cop movies' (b/c of the examples you used) rather than 'two films about the same thing coming out at the same time'.

emil.y, Friday, 25 March 2016 01:43 (four years ago) link

sorry I wasn't clear!

Rainer Weirder Faßbooker (wins), Friday, 25 March 2016 01:46 (four years ago) link

A hearty fu for making me Google it, but it is called money monster

Ecomigrant gnomics (darraghmac), Friday, 25 March 2016 02:09 (four years ago) link

fuck off that isnt true

Rainer Weirder Faßbooker (wins), Friday, 25 March 2016 02:10 (four years ago) link

https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/speed-sisters

Lots of docs like this - I mean I'm sure its fine but it could also be a 20 min segment on BBC News 24.

Anyway, a lot of 'this will be in Storyville in six months' and then its on it and I won't watch anyway.

xyzzzz__, Friday, 25 March 2016 12:07 (four years ago) link

Birdman, The Revenant, death--betting on death.

clemenza, Saturday, 26 March 2016 13:33 (four years ago) link

Saw Birdman. Not gonna see The Revenant, because fool me once...

rhymes with "blondie blast" (cryptosicko), Saturday, 26 March 2016 14:39 (four years ago) link

two months pass...

tale of tales is like the ultimate one of these

imago, Tuesday, 21 June 2016 19:41 (four years ago) link

why is hail caesar a 'cast to avoid'? don't coen bros have the same cast in every movie? do you avoid all their films?

de l'asshole (flopson), Tuesday, 21 June 2016 20:33 (four years ago) link

Tale of Tales was a pretty big disappointment to me. I ended up writing about how like Arabian Nights it showed the bankruptcy of it's production country, only with ToT it's kinda inadvertently.

Frederik B, Tuesday, 21 June 2016 20:45 (four years ago) link

lol

imago, Tuesday, 21 June 2016 20:48 (four years ago) link

Stoked to avoid the Daniel Radcliffe priapic corpse opus

one way street, Tuesday, 21 June 2016 21:42 (four years ago) link

I once sent a very offensive and treasonable comment to military wives choir on twitter in response to their xmas single when i was pissed. GCHQ probably have a file on me.

calzino, Friday, 7 February 2020 19:42 (five months ago) link

ugh, Peter Cattaneo

🚶‍♂️💨 (Eric H.), Friday, 7 February 2020 19:53 (five months ago) link

as well as all that other parochial garbage he also did the fucking A Word. I nearly assaulted my television with a lump hammer over that shit!

calzino, Friday, 7 February 2020 19:57 (five months ago) link

jesus what a wasteman

Todd Phillips, party auteur (Noodle Vague), Friday, 7 February 2020 20:08 (five months ago) link

ffs Sharon Horgan youre better than this

Saxophone Of Futility (Michael B), Tuesday, 11 February 2020 16:30 (five months ago) link

She was also in that awful Game Night movie, which she was also better than.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Friday, 14 February 2020 06:01 (five months ago) link


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