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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

I saw the 135-minute film a second time a couple weeks ago and thought it solidly second tier. Is the 177-minute version available for Stateside consumption?

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

As far as I'm aware the 177 min version isn't available in the UK either, this was a one-off screening.

xyzzzz__, Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Amazing pair of films and criminally under appreciated.

I've been meaning to see them forever. I don't know that they were underappreciated at the time--they made a lot of Top 10s and won or were nominated for lots of big awards.

clemenza, Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:19 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Part of the reason they haven't received their just due was their unavailability. I bought the Criterion edition when released in 2016 and haven't regretted it.

morning wood truancy (Alfred, Lord Sotosyn), Sunday, 25 February 2018 21:41 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Discontent (Siegler & Weber, 1916)
The High Sign (Cline & Keaton, 1921)
Black Panther (Coogler, 2018)
Max and His Mother-in-Law (Nonguet et Linder, 1911)
Feline Follies (Messmer, 1919)
The Old Barn (Sennett, 1929)
Taris (Vigo, 1931)
À Propos de Nice (Vigo, 1930)
*Zero for Conduct (Vigo, 1933)
Attempted Suicide (Gasnier, 1906)
The Barber Shop (Ripley, 1933)
Un Idiot qui se Croit Max Linder (Bosetti et Nonguet, 1914)
Pool Sharks (Middleton, 1915)
Don't Be Nervous (Watson, 1929)
Kick Me Again (Myers, 1925)
*L'Atalante (Vigo, 1934)
Post No Bills (Ceder, 1923)
Gussle's Wayward Path (Avery & Chaplin, 1915)
Too Many Highballs (Bruckman, 1933)
*Kean (Volkoff, 1924)

If anyone cares about my numbered ratings, see

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 26 February 2018 01:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

february in theaters:

Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool - 3/10
Lover for a Day - 9/10
Peter Rabbit - 6/10
The Magician (1958) - 8/10
Porto - 6/10
Maigret Sets a Trap (1958) - 8/10
Game Night - 9/10
Annihilation - 8/10

flappy bird, Monday, 26 February 2018 01:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Marathon (1993) 3/5
The Mission (1999) 3.5/5
Merry Christmas Mr. Lawrence (1983; rewatch) 4/5
The Fabulous Baron Munchausen (1962) 4.5/5
Black Panther (2018) 4/5
El (1953) 4/5
XTC: This is Pop (2017) 3/5
Dragon Inn (1967) 3/5
The Color of Pomegranates (1969) 3/5 to 5/5, depending on how much the symbolism just went over my head.
Fruit of Paradise (1970) 4/5

Chris L, Monday, 26 February 2018 02:34 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Un Mauvais Fils : 9/10 - Great Sautet film. Patrick Dewaere in non-manic mode is excellent.
The Florida Project : 6/10 - Loved Dafoe in this. Not sure what they were getting at here but it's an interesting indie.
Black Panther : 8/10 - Borderline psychedelic Afrofuturist fun.
The Hot Spot : 6/10
Cesar et Rosalie: 8/10 - Man, I love Sautet when he was on.

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Monday, 26 February 2018 03:02 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Staying Vertical (Guiraudie, 2016) 4/10
*Lost in America (Brooks, 1985) 9/10
D.O.A. (Maté, 1950) 7/10
Blade Runner 2049 (Villeneuve, 2017) 7/10
Hopscotch (Neame, 1980) 7/10
Two Women (De Sica, 1960) 8/10
Ingrid Goes West (Spicer, 2017) 7/10

Dangleballs and the Ballerina (cryptosicko), Wednesday, 28 February 2018 23:51 (three weeks ago) Permalink

L’avventura - 10/10
Drop Dead Gorgeous - 9/10
Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb - 10/10
To Be or Not to Be - 8/10
La Notte - 8/10
Dude, Where’s My Car? - 10/10
Monterey Pop - 9/10
Shock Corridor - 6/10
Suspicion - 8/10
Two-Lane Blacktop - 6/10
Code Unknown - 8/10
Fox and His Friends - 8/10
Design for Living - 8/10
Pumpkin - 10/10
Short Cuts - 10/10
Two Tons of Turquoise to Taos Tonight - 7/10
Some Like It Hot - 7/10
I Am Waiting - 8/10
The Merchant of Four Seasons - 10/10
Jules and Jim - 5/10
Vera Drake - 9/10
Vampyr - 8/10
Love is Colder Than Death - 7/10
The Double Life of Véronique - 9/10
L’eclisse - 7/10

flappy bird, Thursday, 1 March 2018 03:54 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Downsizing (Payne, 2017) 5/10
The Woman Next Door (Truffaut, 1981) 7/10
The Party (Edwards, 1968) 6/10
Saving Private Ryan (Spielberg, 1998) 5/10
Phantom Thread (Anderson, 2017) 8/10
Touchez Pas au Grisbi (Becker, 1954) 7/10
To Kill a Mockingbird (Mulligan, 1962) 8/10
Loveless (Zvyagintsev, 2017) 8/10
Les Vacances de Monsieur Hulot (Tati, 1953) 7/10
The Meyerowitz Stories (New and Selected) (Baumbach, 2017) 7/10

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 1 March 2018 07:44 (three weeks ago) Permalink

some of the really callous dialogue in Loveless completely cracked me up, like the straight talking police officer saying the streets will be even more inhospitable than your shitty home. I fell asleep watching it cos of tiredness and red wine, but I have to watch that again it seemed pretty great.

calzino, Thursday, 1 March 2018 08:26 (three weeks ago) Permalink

The Stanford Prison Experiment (6.0)
The Regular Lovers (6.5)
The Last Time (4.0)
In the Company of Men (7.5)
Blade Runner 2049 (6.0)
The Face of an Angel (6.0)
Election (8.0)
The Friends of Eddie Coyle (7.0)
Rising Sun (5.5)
The Gambler (3.5)

I didn't know someone had remade The Gambler until I found it in a remainder bin last week. I wouldn't say that Karel Reisz's original is a great film--very mid-'70s, for mostly better and some worse--but I've seen it many times and always get caught up in it. The new one, with Mark Wahlberg, has to be one of the worst things I've sat through in years. Even John Goodman's terrible.

clemenza, Saturday, 3 March 2018 21:58 (two weeks ago) Permalink

red sparrow sucked

flappy bird, Saturday, 3 March 2018 22:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

The Square was intermittently funny, but it let pretty much every plot thread dangle and some of the stuff with the most potential (a janitor vacuuming up a piece of art) was handled off-camera, which was disappointing. Can't really recommend it.

grawlix (unperson), Sunday, 4 March 2018 13:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Sweet Bean - 8/10
*Ran - 8/10
*The Hidden Fortress - 8/10
Garçon - 7/10
Call Me By Your Name - 7/10
Kedi - 7/10
A Season In Hell - Terence Stamp as Rimbaud and JC Brialy as Verlaine! In Italian! Still miles better than the DiCaprio Rimbaud flick and that's not saying much - 6/10

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Sunday, 4 March 2018 15:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Anna Boleyn (Lubitsch, 1920)
The Doll (Lubitsch, 1919)
I Don't Want To Be A Man (Lubitsch, 1918)
In a Difficult Position (Heuze, 1908)
Anybody's Goat (Goodrich Arbuckle, 1932)
Benjamin Smoke (Cohen & Sillen, 2000)
Shooting Stars (Bramble & Asquith, 1928)
La Malle au Mariage (Linder, 1912)
Loveless (Zvyagintsev, 2017)
Down With Husbands (Watson, 1930)
Romeo Turns Bandit (Bosetti, 1909)

For numbered ratings:

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Sunday, 4 March 2018 23:41 (two weeks ago) Permalink, what is your source for watching most silent films?

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 March 2018 16:48 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*The Scarlet Letter (1926, Sjöström) 9/10
*The Magician aka The Face (1958, Bergman) 9/10
Night After Night (1932, Mayo) 5/10
Who Is Harry Kellerman and Why Is He Saying Those Terrible Things About Me? (1971, Grosbard) 6/10
Hour of the Wolf (1968, Bergman) 8/10
Torment (1944, Sjöberg) 5/10
He Who Gets Slapped (1924, Sjöström) 8/10
Wild Boys (2017, Mandico) 5/10
El mar la mar (2017, Snaidecki, Bonnetta) 7/10
I’ve Always Loved You (1946, Borzage) 7/10
The Rite (1969, Bergman) 5/10

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 March 2018 17:11 (two weeks ago) Permalink

xp Common sources for shorts: 1) and 2) Ben Model's Youtube channel and ensuing recommendations. The Lubitsch titles are from the Lubitsch in Berlin box, which I'm working through in anticipation of flipping on Amazon. And the National Gallery of Art film program brings in a lot of silents.

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 5 March 2018 18:24 (two weeks ago) Permalink

thx, I know Ben!

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, 5 March 2018 18:35 (two weeks ago) Permalink

"Marutai no onna"/"Woman in Witness Protection" (Juzo Itami, 1997). Loved this. Nobuko Miyamoto is incredible in it. I need to see more Juzo Itami movies.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:16 (two weeks ago) Permalink

(what do the asterixes mean again?)

koogs, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:49 (two weeks ago) Permalink


WilliamC, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 19:59 (two weeks ago) Permalink

El mar la mar (2017, Snaidecki, Bonnetta)

I thought this was not uninteresting substantively or formally, but was at least a little disturbed by the choice to give screen time to the militia, and didn't find the filmmakers particularly thoughtful about it.

Moo Vaughn, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:09 (two weeks ago) Permalink

hey if it's playing in your city I highly recommend THE PARTY, a very short (71 minutes) black comedy by Sally Potter. great cast: Patricia Clarkson, Bruno Ganz, Cherry Jones, Emily Mortimer, Cillian Murphy, Kristin Scott Thomas, Timothy Spall. I realize it came out in the UK in October but just opened here in the States.

flappy bird, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:25 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Jailbait (Edward D. Wood)
Paper Moon

Fifteen miles to the Maaaaaatt Schlapp! (Dan Peterson), Tuesday, 6 March 2018 20:34 (two weeks ago) Permalink

*The Magician aka The Face (1958, Bergman) 9/10

― ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Monday, March 5, 2018 12:11 PM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

I never got around to seeing this! That good huh? How does it compare to other Bergman films?

Evan, Tuesday, 6 March 2018 23:30 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I've told my wife and daughter many times, if they ever feel like approaching Bergman, that's the one I want them to start with.

WilliamC, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:32 (two weeks ago) Permalink

I really don't like magician shit but I liked it a lot. Has a couple amazing scenes.

flappy bird, Wednesday, 7 March 2018 00:42 (two weeks ago) Permalink

Lady Bird managed to be both exactly what I expected and disappointing at the same time.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 10 March 2018 00:53 (one week ago) Permalink

Shame (Bergman, 1968)
Mute (Jones, 2018)
Annihilation (Garland, 2018)
La Vie de Bohéme (Kaurismäki, 1992)
The Hero (Ray, 1966)
His Girl Friday (Hawks, 1940)
Lady Bird (Gerwig, 2017)
Westfront 1918 (Pabst, 1930)
The Passion of Anna (Bergman, 1969)
Natural Born Killers (Stone, 1994)
I See a Dark Stranger (Launder, 1946)

WilliamC, Saturday, 10 March 2018 03:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Magician/Ansiktet is solid 1A Bergman. Also one of von Sydow's most compelling roles.

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Saturday, 10 March 2018 03:32 (one week ago) Permalink

just got Westfront 1918, excited to watch that

flappy bird, Saturday, 10 March 2018 05:51 (one week ago) Permalink

The Gold Of Love - 7/10
March Or Die - 7/10
Joanna - 6/10
*Madadayo - 9/10
Adieu, Poulet - 7/10
L'Arme a gauche - 6/10
In No Great Hurry: 13 Lessons in Life with Saul Leiter - 7/10

Acid Hose (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 10 March 2018 12:22 (one week ago) Permalink

Exorcist II: The Heretic (Boorman, 1977) 4
War Games (Badham, 1983) 7
The War Game (Peter Watkins, 1965) 9
Licence to Kill (Glen, 1989) 3
I, Tonya (2017) 6
Game Night (Daley and Goldstein, 2018) 7
Phantom Thread (PT Anderson, 2017) 8
Screamers (Duguay, 1995) 5; watched after reading "Second Variation"
*Get Out (Peele, 2017) 9; rating unchanged
Find Me Guilty (Lumet, 2006) 6
Sons of the Desert (William A. Seiter, 1933) 7

adam the (abanana), Sunday, 11 March 2018 00:33 (one week ago) Permalink

saw Thoroughbreds, halfway thru I was thinking it was a classic then screeeeech. But worth checking out

thots and players (rip van wanko), Sunday, 11 March 2018 23:27 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah I liked it but was kinda half baked

flappy bird, Sunday, 11 March 2018 23:47 (one week ago) Permalink

Oh, no--it's completely baked.

clemenza, Monday, 12 March 2018 00:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Adventure Girl (Raymaker, 1934)
Troubles of a Grass Widower (Linder, 1908)
Be My King (Lane, 1928)
Hard Luck (Keaton & Cline, 1921)
The Party (Potter, 2017)
The Price (Weber & Smalley, 1911)
The Statue (Guy, 1905)
Les surprises de l’amour (Linder? 1909)
*The Oyster Princess (Lubitsch, 1919)
Sumurun (Lubitsch, 1920)
Blue of the Night (Sennett, 1931)
King Lear (Kozintsev, 1971)

Numbered ratings and some reviews?

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 12 March 2018 00:20 (one week ago) Permalink

xp all the promo and reviews compare it to Heathers which is such a blot on Heathers. Thoroughbreds doesn't have anything to say.

flappy bird, Monday, 12 March 2018 00:43 (one week ago) Permalink

I saw Submission today - Stanley Tucci plays a writing professor and has an affair with a student. was OK but was very nice to see Tucci in a) a starring role, and b) a quality rug

flappy bird, Monday, 12 March 2018 00:44 (one week ago) Permalink

Famous movie line, FB.

clemenza, Monday, 12 March 2018 00:51 (one week ago) Permalink

clemenza, Monday, 12 March 2018 00:52 (one week ago) Permalink

Thanks, that reminds me of this, said by Mike Nichols to Elaine May:
Do you remember what you said to me about The Exorcist? I also turned down The Exorcist because I didn’t want to do that to a little girl for six months. And it was my best friend again, the head of the studio, and it opened and it was a gigantic hit. He took me to see the line. He said, “You personally lost $30 million by not making this movie.” And I said to Elaine, “I’m trying to feel bad because John said I lost $30 million by not doing The Exorcist.” And Elaine said, “Don’t worry darling, if you’d made it, it wouldn’t have made that kind of money.” She meant it as a compliment, seems like.

dow, Monday, 12 March 2018 02:58 (one week ago) Permalink

George Harrison - Living In the Material World (Scorsese)
Rolling Stone: Stories From the Edge (Gibney)
Concerning Violence (Olsson)*
The Salt of the Earth (Wenders)
Scarlet Street (Lang)
The Handmaid’s Tale (Schlöndorff)
Diplomacy (Schlöndorff)
Amour (Haneke)
The Celebration (Vinterberg)*
The Commune (Vinterberg)
Everything Will Be Fine (Boe)
Beast (Boe)

Beast is probably the worst Danish film of the decade so far. The Commune isn't much good either, but The Celebration is still a masterpiece and soon 20 years old.

Frederik B, Wednesday, 14 March 2018 18:05 (one week ago) Permalink

*My Little Chickadee (1940, Cline) 8/10
*I’m No Angel (1933, Ruggles) 8/10
Goin’ to Town (1935, Hall) 7/10
Salon Mexico (1949, Fernandez) 7/10
*After the Rehearsal (1984, Bergman) 8/10
*O Lucky Man! (1973, Anderson) 9/10
The Iceman Cometh (1973, Frankenheimer) 7/10
Enamorada (1946, Fernandez) 8/10
Charge It (1921, Garson) 6/10
The War Between Men and Women (1972, Shavelson) 4/10
Seres Extravagantes aka Odd People Out (2004, Zayas) 7/10
Western (2017, Grisebach) 8/10
Janitzio (1935, Navarro) 6/10

battling insomnia with Mae West

ice cream social justice (Dr Morbius), Thursday, 15 March 2018 19:46 (one week ago) Permalink

Tomb Raider cos girlfriend's brother got tickets to the local preview. I think it's officially out tomorrow.
I've never played teh game so not sure if there are central plot points taht come from there.
Did notice taht new actress doesn't seem to have massive boobs like the character used to be portrayed with.

& this seems to be an introduction to the character who seems to begin as a total neophyte whereas Angelina Jolie seemed to have been used to the life for a while.

Stevolende, Thursday, 15 March 2018 22:37 (one week ago) Permalink

it's an adaptation of the video game from 2013, which was a reboot / origin story.

reggae mike love (polyphonic), Thursday, 15 March 2018 22:48 (one week ago) Permalink

The Skull Murder Mystery (Henabery, 1932)
The Gem of the Ocean (Mack, 1934)
The Hansom Cabman (Edwards, 1924)
Sing, Bing, Sing (Stafford, 1933)
Popeye the Sailor (Fleischer, 1933)
*The Wildcat (Lubitsch, 1921)
Spring Fever (Roach, 1919)
By Candlelight (Whale, 1933)
Une Idylle à la Ferme (Linder, 1912)
The Death of Stalin (Iannucci, 2017)
The Sacrifice (Tarkovsky, 1986)

If anyone cares about my numbered ratings:

Polly of the Pre-Codes (, Monday, 19 March 2018 00:22 (four days ago) Permalink

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