I Just Wanted To Take Another Look At You - the 2018 ILX Film Poll Results Thread

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5. Mandy
d: Panos Cosmatos w: Panos Cosmatos, Aaron Stewart-Ahn
US 2018 digital
384 points, 14 votes, 2 #1s

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:50 (one month ago) link

my review: exudes a cosmic darkness 10/10

― BradNelson, Monday, October 8, 2018

i think this is my favorite movie of the year. is it insane to hope that it gets oscar consideration? cage, Riseborough, director, cinematographer....all deserve some recognition.

― akm, Monday, October 15, 2018

Mandy herself was the highlight and I loved the scenes of their dull domestic life before everything went haywire
the soundtrack elevated everything, like a fancy beer can make a sandwich taste better

also i really want a mandy tshirt

― La Lechera, Tuesday, October 30, 2018

I kinda feel other films might have had at least one line of dialogue earlier to set up that he has access to a forge, an interest in crafting weapons or something...

The fact that he wordlessly feels he has to craft his own weapon pulls this deep into some Joseph Cambell/Odysseus/Descent into the underworld headspace.

― Hamildan, Tuesday, October 30, 2018

thread of mandy (2018), melted psychedelic drone directed by panos cosmatos

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:50 (one month ago) link

this had no right being two hours long

devvvine, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:51 (one month ago) link

too low! a sumptuous delight to the senses. as i just said on its own thread, "it's a movie about music, art, fiction and movies and how they save us". cosmatos is a genius of cultural reappropriation

imago, Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:52 (one month ago) link

hell yeah #7 and #5 nicolas cage joints. fully expect 1-4 to also be. 211, humanity bureau, between worlds, teen titans go to the movies all 1-4 in some sort of order i imagine

I'm a board man. Board man gets paid (Will M.), Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:57 (one month ago) link

this had no right being two hours long

― devvvine, Thursday, June 27, 2019 6

that's my line

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 June 2019 22:57 (one month ago) link

sic you gotta put TRTs in the posts next year, it's all we ever want to talk about

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:03 (one month ago) link

could have been timestretched to 3 and I'd have still loved the hell out of it

or something, Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:03 (one month ago) link

Imagine if everyone had the opportunity to see these in the same year, some of this mid-countdown stuff would be top 10 I reckon

Like zama will def place again next year

- wins, Wednesday, 25 July 2018

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:15 (one month ago) link

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4. Zama
w/d: Lucrecia Martel
AR 2017 digital
462 points, 15 votes, 3 #1s

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:16 (one month ago) link

Placed at #36 in 2017, with 56 points and 3 votes.

Zama is often inscrutable but beguilingly so.

- Alfred, Lord Sotosyn, Wednesday, 25 July 2018

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:16 (one month ago) link

thanks to my pal who asked me to go see this with him, what a picture. He deserved everything he got tbh

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:17 (one month ago) link

"¿Quieres vivir?"

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:18 (one month ago) link

12 on my ballot

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jjwfunNyBZ0

devvvine, Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:19 (one month ago) link

woulda been my #1 or 2 if I'd voted

Simon H., Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:25 (one month ago) link

Marvelous.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:38 (one month ago) link

such a great scene, with the llama and those descending electronic tones that seem to occur at the moments of greatest dread

Dan S, Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:42 (one month ago) link

Lucrecia Martel deserves more writing.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:42 (one month ago) link

the film had a lot of striking elements

Dan S, Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:43 (one month ago) link

Martel thread ftr: the films of Lucrecia Martel, most recently "The Headless Woman"

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:49 (one month ago) link

the story did meander, although I thought that deepened its kafkaesque quality

Dan S, Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:51 (one month ago) link

seems to be a theme of her films, things spiraling out of the characters' control

Dan S, Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:53 (one month ago) link

there were animals or animal sounds in almost every scene, including the llama and especially the horse on the beach who turned slowly around and looked directly at the camera just before the most shocking scene

Dan S, Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:55 (one month ago) link

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3. 버닝 [Burning]
d: Lee Chang-dong w: Oh Jung-mi, Lee Chang-dong b: Haruki Murakami
KR 2018 digital
492 points, 18 votes, 1 #1

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:56 (one month ago) link

I don't think it's out of the question that during the pivotal "I burn greenhouses" scene, that Ben is a urban trust fund guy who thinks it's funny to mess with a guy he thinks is a country rube.

― intheblanks, Friday, December 14, 2018

intheblanks, you did notice there was a litter box filled with cat shit, right?

― Frederik B, Friday, December 14, 2018

Fred, go to lunch

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:56 (one month ago) link

arguing about Burning <<<<<<<<< Bernie

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, 27 June 2019 23:59 (one month ago) link

i kinda wish this film was messier, it all feels so composed and symmetrical in a way that worked against the 'mystery'. anyway liked it, voted for it

devvvine, Friday, 28 June 2019 00:00 (one month ago) link

Missed all of the presumable top 3, not really on purpose though.

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:03 (one month ago) link

in your defence, the tsai ming-liang vr film was easy to miss

devvvine, Friday, 28 June 2019 00:04 (one month ago) link

loved this. thought the two other films of his I've seen were also really great: Secret Sunshine and Poetry

Dan S, Friday, 28 June 2019 00:07 (one month ago) link

Poetry is the better film.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:07 (one month ago) link

I had Burning pegged to win it all, tbh.

Pauline Male (Eric H.), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:11 (one month ago) link

now who's predicting

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:13 (one month ago) link

Good film; my first by Lee, so time to catch up.

Herman Woke (cryptosicko), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:22 (one month ago) link

Debate's starting soon. Hurry!

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:23 (one month ago) link

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2. 万引き家族 [Shoplifters]
w/d: Kore-eda Hirokazu
JP 2018 35mm
520 points, 18 votes

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:31 (one month ago) link

this was quite good again - I just like what Kore-eda does. There was a lot more around sex and intimacy than usual for him with all the elements in previous films (getting by in an affluent society, or the unusual arrangements of family) in a light touch manner that brings people over.

― xyzzzz__, Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Hirokazu Kore-Eda Thread

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:31 (one month ago) link

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1. First Reformed
w/d: Paul Schrader
US 2017 digital 2.8K
556 points, 18 votes, 4 #1s

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:31 (one month ago) link

Is Amanda Seyfried in any movies where her boyfriend isn't a fuck-up?

― Philip Nunez, Sunday, July 1, 2018

Paul Schrader's 'slow' transcendental drama FIRST REFORMED w/ Ethan Hawke

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:32 (one month ago) link

Cheers to all voters, posters, and lurkers here and through the year. Ballot exhibitionists, please use the separate thread: BALLOTS: Endgame - ILM 2018 film poll ballot depository in order to keep this one searchable.

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:33 (one month ago) link

deserved congrats to weird uncle schrader

shoplifters soared whenever ando was on screen, performance of the year

thanks for running the poll sic!!!

devvvine, Friday, 28 June 2019 00:33 (one month ago) link

Thank you sic!

don't mock my smock or i'll clean your clock (silby), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:35 (one month ago) link

Wow -- best one-two in a film poll here.

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:38 (one month ago) link

I remember liking zama, but it’s been two years and I don’t remember anything about it now

k3vin k., Friday, 28 June 2019 00:39 (one month ago) link

You saw it in 2017?1

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:48 (one month ago) link

I did too

Simon H., Friday, 28 June 2019 00:49 (one month ago) link

xp I thought on the surface it was about the bureaucratic layers, dead-ends, degradation and shame that Diego de Zama experiences in his attempts to get reposted away from Paraguay, which in the end turns into literal bodily degradation. Feels obv like there was a lot more going on on a deeper level

there were also a lot of strange seemingly random events: the people in a secret room crowded around a sanadora who is smoking a cigar and performing a healing ritual, the scene in the crypt where lyme is being dropped over the dead body of el oriental, the voiceover moment of the assistant to the Gobernador, while fondling what he thinks are the dried up ears of Vicuña Porto which were supposedly cut off before his execution (viewing this scene the second time through I could better see its portentous quality), the ghost hotel that Diego de Zama stays at on the outskirts of the town

Dan S, Friday, 28 June 2019 00:51 (one month ago) link

You saw it in 2017?1

― TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:48 PM (three minutes ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

yeah it played at NYFF

k3vin k., Friday, 28 June 2019 00:52 (one month ago) link

fuckin snobs

TikTok to the (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Friday, 28 June 2019 00:55 (one month ago) link

the most compelling theme of the movie to me was the depiction of banal oppression (as opposed to histrionic, crushing oppression) of life under colonial rule

Simon H., Friday, 28 June 2019 00:59 (one month ago) link


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