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Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 14:24 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Saw TTT for the second time on Friday

C J (C J), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:02 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

= "even worse than Indiana Jones and The Last Crusade"

Martin Skidmore (Martin Skidmore), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:12 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Lord of the Rings (twice)
Star Trek Nemesis

jel -- (jel), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:45 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Shanghai Knights? Surely a classic!

Nordicskillz (Nordicskillz), Sunday, 19 January 2003 15:53 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

I saw Bowling for Columbine last night. (, Sunday, 19 January 2003 16:00 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Rebecca the Hitchcock movie? God, Joan Fontaine is so cute in that.

Amateurist (amateurist), Sunday, 19 January 2003 18:10 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

did you like 24hrpp jim?

minna (minna), Monday, 20 January 2003 02:21 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen 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 (fourteen years ago) Permalink

Multiple Maniacs (Waters, 1970) 6/10
My Blue Heaven (Ross, 1990) 5/10
The Shop Around the Corner (Lubitsch, 1940) 8/10
The Ballad of Cable Hogue (Peckinpah, 1970) 5/10
*The Sting (Hill, 1973) 7/10
It’s Only the End of the World (Dolan, 2016) 5/10
*My Cousin Vinny (Lynn, 1992) 6/10

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Monday, 1 January 2018 02:19 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Comfort and Joy (Forsyth, 1984) 7/10
Happy End (Haneke, 2017) 8/10
Raising Cain ('Director's Cut') (De Palma, 1992) 5/10
Blade of the Immortal (Miike, 2017) 7/10
The Disaster Artist (Franco, 2017) 6/10
The Yakuza (Pollack, 1974) 6/10
Star Wars: The Last Jedi (Johnson, 2017) 5/10
Spotlight on a Murderer (Franju, 1961) 6/10
Remember the Night (Leisen, 1940) 6/10
Payroll (Hayers, 1961) 6/10
Hara-Kiri: Death of a Samurai (Miike, 2011) 5/10

Akdov Telmig (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 20:47 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Antoporno (Sion Sono, 2016)
Winter Light (Bergman, 1963) - yes, I went to the cinema for New Year's day punishment. It was good.

xyzzzz__, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 22:02 (two weeks ago) Permalink

So the last movie I watched in 2017 (Chantal Akerman’s News From Home) and the first movie I watched in 2018 (Jonathan Demme’s Something Wild) ended and began respectively with the same shot: on a Manhattan ferry facing the Financial District. Was pretty wild coincidence & I’m taking it as a good omen.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:13 (two weeks ago) Permalink

unfortunately i believe both those shots feature my workplace

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:17 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Get Out (2017, Peele) 6/10
Lucky Star (1929, Borzage) 8/10
Phantom Thread (2017, Anderson) 9/10
In Transit (2015, Maysles, True, Usui, Wu, Walker) 8/10
*Cinderfella (1960, Tashlin) 8/10
*Pola X (1999< Carax) 9/10
The Sea Wolf (1941, Curtiz) 7/10
The Work (2017, McLeary, Aldous) 8/10
Ex Libris: New York Public Library (2017, Wiseman) 7/10
What About Me? (1993, Amodeo) 5/10
Chains (1949, Matarazzo) 7/10
Stay Hungry (1976, Rafelson) 6/10
Strong Island (2017, Ford) 8/10
The Sons of Katie Elder (1965, Hathaway) 7/10

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:36 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Phantom Thread (2017, Anderson) 9/10


Simon H., Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:37 (two weeks ago) Permalink

others' reactions might be "well that's only one notch better than Cinderfella."

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:45 (two weeks ago) Permalink

silence ('16 Scorsese) 7/10
certain women ('16 reichardt) 7/10
life ('17 Daniel Espinosa) 3/10
boat trip ('02 mort Nathan) 7/10
goin' south ('78 Nicholson) 5/10
*arrival ('16 vileneuve) 8/10
midnight express ('78 parker) 4/10
blue jasmine ('13 allen) 6/10
song to song ('17 malick) 7/10
any given sunday ('99 stone) 4/10
best of enemies ('15 Gordon/Neville) 6/10
kate plays Christine ('16 greene) 9/10

johnny crunch, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:51 (two weeks ago) Permalink

others' reactions might be "well that's only one notch better than Cinderfella

Too busy noting the true-to-yourself-ness of ranking the critically acclaimed, crossover horror hit as the second worst thing you saw in the whole batch.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Ward: Comfort and Joy is one of my favourite films ever.

clemenza, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 16:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

But Eric, I filter for quality! Get Out is still better than average (for ppl who watch average movies).

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:03 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(it's true, i give less of a shit about hits/non-hits than ever)

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:07 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lucky 8/10
The Disaster Artist 4/10
J'Accuse (1936 ) 8/10
Lady Bird 6/10
I, Tonya 6/10

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Wednesday, 3 January 2018 17:44 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Donnie Darko (Director's Cut) 8.5/10

Much prefer the hazier non-director's cut

brimstead, Thursday, 4 January 2018 01:27 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Thief of Bagdad (1940) 3.5/5
49th Parallel (1941) 3.5/5
Moonstruck (1987) 4.5/5
Crime Wave (the John Paizs one;1985;rewatch) 4/5
Liquid Sky (1982) 3.5/5
Kedi (2016) 3/5
Wormwood (2017) 4/5
Rare Exports: A Christmas Tale (2010) 3/5
Logan Lucky (2017) 3.5/5
Nocturama (2016) 4/5

Chris L, Friday, 5 January 2018 01:40 (one week ago) Permalink

ladybird - 9/10
gilbert - 7/10
we're the millers - 3/10
wilson - 3/10

kolakube (Ross), Friday, 5 January 2018 02:16 (one week ago) Permalink

lol........ wilson

flappy bird, Friday, 5 January 2018 02:17 (one week ago) Permalink

which Wilson? The 1944 Woodrow biopic?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Friday, 5 January 2018 04:06 (one week ago) Permalink

doubtless better than

flappy bird, Friday, 5 January 2018 04:15 (one week ago) Permalink

All the Money in the World (Scott, 2017)
Out West (Arbuckle, 1918)
The Hayseed (Arbuckle, 1919)
Week-End Wives (Lachman, 1929)
Neighbors (Keaton & Cline, 1920)
*There It Is (Bowers & Muller, 1928)
The Far Country (Mann, 1955)
Million Dollar Legs (Cline, 1932)
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore (Joyce & Oldenberg, 2011)
Dreams that Money Can Buy (Richter, 1947)
*Fatty's Tintype Tangle (Arbuckle, 1915)
Oh, My Operation (Cozine, 1931)
Max Wants a Divorce (Linder, 1917)
His First Cigar (Gasnier, 1908)
Max Plays at Drama (Linder et Leprince, 1911)
Liliom (Lang, 1934)
The Florida Project (Baker, 2017)
Out of the Blue (Gerrard, 1931)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Sunday, 7 January 2018 22:05 (one week ago) Permalink

Finally saw Lady Bird, and found it frustating. From the hype and some conscientious reviews, I expected dark, dense mother-daughter conflict on the foreground, not all the way through, but the plot leading to spiraling clashes---and we got the schematics for that, with as much force as Laurie Metcalf could squeeze in there---but breaded with the sweet hyper YA mediocrity; Sacremento Beeing and Nothingness. Lady Bird is the bee, buzzin' through the sweetburbs, though makes sense that she would be like this while mainly pushing against the repressive mothering. Mom announces that she's the child of an alcoholic mother, and the other threat of chaos breaking out again concerns the economic and emotional undertow of Dad, who has finally [?] lost his disappointing job (but is the most convenient depressive ever, far as Lady Bird's current plans are concerned). So Mom makes sense too (incl. being the empathetic mental health professional, efficiently compulsively earnestly compartmentalized).
But jeez all this watered down, perfectly timed high school crap, watered-down nuns, for instance, and the one guy who cares about the outside world, who is shown reading A People's History of the United States, is a paranoid depresso flake--says his father's dying of cancer, and the connection is never developed, no way Lady Bird's gonna think to even ask if he wants to talk about it, and the depiction of the brown people, the insular classmate, the adopted brother and his girlfriend in limbo for the moment (but they're stunned by the idea that they can't get jobs cause metal in the faces)--does make sense that they're wary of hyper Lady Bird, but they are otherwise props, and the depresso brown teddy bear priest eh; the little boy at the end is a reminder that some people are worse off than sheee, cause he's got a big ol' bandage, awww. 5/10

dow, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 02:42 (one week ago) Permalink

Everybody here that I've seen before can do better, prob most of the noobs too. Can Gerwig make better movies, better TV when she gets more clout? I hope for that too. Bring in the candles.

dow, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 02:49 (one week ago) Permalink

Saw Assayas' Personal Shopper last night (it's on Showtime; it might also be free if you have Amazon Prime), and I liked it. It reminded me of William Gibson's trilogy of thrillers about marketing (Pattern Recognition, Spook Country, and Zero History), with some mildly goofy ghost-story stuff thrown in. Kristen Stewart's a nonentity whose appeal is totally baffling to me, but she was moderately OK in a few scenes here. Mostly I enjoyed the sense it conveyed of living in a nonplace-ish EU populated entirely by ultra-rich people and their servants.

grawlix (unperson), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 02:51 (one week ago) Permalink

I liked Stewart in Personal Shopper, but she was definitely aided by a script and direction that used her blankness as an asset.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 03:36 (one week ago) Permalink

You bitchy queens. She was magnificent.

Fred Klinkenberg (Eric H.), Tuesday, 9 January 2018 05:18 (one week ago) Permalink


flappy bird, Tuesday, 9 January 2018 06:18 (one week ago) Permalink

An Exercise in Discipline: Peel (short - Campion, 1982)
L'Age d'Or (Buñuel, 1930)
A Quiet Passion (Davies, 2016)
Spitfire (Howard, 1942)
Godzilla (Honda, 1954)
Poison (Haynes, 1991)
Spark of Being (short - Morrison, 2010)
Release (short - Morrison, 2010)
Just Ancient Loops (short - Morrison, 2012)
Ten (Kiarostami, 2002)
Free Fire (Wheatley, 2017)
Brawl in Cell Block 99 (Zahler, 2017)

WilliamC, Thursday, 11 January 2018 04:10 (one week ago) Permalink

what the hell is a "watered-down nun"?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 11 January 2018 04:21 (one week ago) Permalink

The Circle (5.0)
Jobs (6.0)
Boogie Nights (10.0)
Mark Felt (6.0)
The Right Stuff (8.0)
Detroit (5.5)
My Friend Dahmer (6.0)
State of Play (7.0)
I, Tonya (5.5)
The Post (7.0)
There Will Be Blood (8.0)

On Paul Thomas Anderson's tombstone: "One goddamn hell of a show."

clemenza, Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:58 (five days ago) Permalink

(Or "Hot fuck action to the max"--they both work.)

clemenza, Saturday, 13 January 2018 23:59 (five days ago) Permalink

Troll 2 (1990)

watched this for movie night last night. i forgot how insane this movie is! the part where grandpa shows up and hands the kid a molotov cocktail! that insane goth lady with the corncob seduction scene! infinitely better bad movie than The Room.

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:39 (four days ago) Permalink

I liked the popcorn sex scene.

iCloudius (cryptosicko), Sunday, 14 January 2018 16:41 (four days ago) Permalink

yeah everything about this is certifiably insane

AdamVania (Adam Bruneau), Sunday, 14 January 2018 18:59 (four days ago) Permalink

back to the future -- 9/10

infinity (∞), Sunday, 14 January 2018 19:21 (four days ago) Permalink

Hey There (Goulding, 1918)
Breezing Along (Taurog, 1927)
I'm the Sheriff (Kenton, 1927)
*Hotel Anchovy (Christie, 1934)
Max in a Taxi (Linder, 1927)
Love in Armor (Cogley & Grandon, 1915)
A Hash House Fraud (Chase, 1915)
Allez Oop (Keaton & Lamont, 1934)
A Straight Crook (Roach, 1921)
Papa's Boy (Taurog, 1927)
Way Back When Women Had Their Weigh (Fleischer, 1940)
Feet First (Bruckman, 1930)
Aunt Sally (Whelan, 1934)
The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (Huston, 1948)

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 15 January 2018 00:02 (three days ago) Permalink

The Girl On The Train

grawlix (unperson), Monday, 15 January 2018 01:24 (three days ago) Permalink

Back to the future 2 — 8/10

infinity (∞), Monday, 15 January 2018 02:55 (three days ago) Permalink

i didn't like personal shopper at all

flopson, Monday, 15 January 2018 03:10 (three days ago) Permalink

was that one of the 75th anniversary theater showings of Sierra Madre, i've always found it a little overrated.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 January 2018 03:11 (three days ago) Permalink

also i never list short films, but you likely see more of those vintage comedies than i do.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 January 2018 03:11 (three days ago) Permalink

xp 70th anniversary, rather

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 January 2018 03:14 (three days ago) Permalink

70th anniversary screening from Fathom Events. My initial impression was "Testosterone Poisoning: The Movie." Although I do give all parties concerned points for following through the bad end implicit in Dobbs' storyline.

And I list shorts because I use them to fill out my statscock Letterboxd watchlist.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 15 January 2018 03:18 (three days ago) Permalink

it was fairly uncommon for Bogey to play unbalanced antiheroes post-stardom -- well, this and Captain Queeg

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 15 January 2018 03:22 (three days ago) Permalink

And the James Stewart westerns I've seen so far features a somewhat diluted version of these darkly driven protagonists.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 15 January 2018 03:26 (three days ago) Permalink

Jamaica Inn. Good.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 15 January 2018 13:25 (three days ago) Permalink

Cronenberg's "Crash". Fantastic. One of his best for me.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:03 (three days ago) Permalink

Also on a bit of an Alberto Sordi kick atm. Will list once done but so far every one has been great especially because Sordi was brilliant.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 15 January 2018 14:04 (three days ago) Permalink

Zappa (August)*
Twist and Shout (August)*
Pelle the Conqueror (August)*
Smilla’s Sense of Snow (August)
Night Train to Lisbon (August)
Babette’s Feast (Axel)*
Rasmines Bryllup (Schneevoigt)
Der er et Yndigt Land (Arnfred)
The Flying Devils (Refn)
I Belong to Me (Balling)
Fear Me Not (Levring)
Just Like Home (Scherfig)
An Education (Scherfig)
Their Finest (Scherfig)
Venus: Let’s Talk About Sex (Glob & Albrechtsen)
Flow (Ahmad)
Darkland (Ahmad)
Land of Mine (Zandvliet)*
South Park: Bigger, Longer & Uncut (Parker)*
American Gangster (Scott)
Birdman (Inarritu)
The Namesake (Nair)
The Magnificent Seven (Sturges)
A Mighty Heart (Winterbottom)
Always (Spielberg)
Contagion (Soderbergh)
Conan the Barbarian (Milius)*
James White (Mond)*
Neruda (Larrain)*
Jackie (Larrain)*

Frederik B, Monday, 15 January 2018 14:44 (three days ago) Permalink

back to the future 3 -- 7/10

infinity (∞), Tuesday, 16 January 2018 18:29 (two days ago) Permalink

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